Friday, November 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Scuffles mark MC meeting to elect president
Councillor sustains injuries; poll postponed to Nov 27
SAS NAGAR, Nov 23 — Throwing of chairs, tearing up of ballot papers and scuffles marked the meeting called here today to elect the new president of the Municipal Council, forcing the postponement of the poll. 

Prabhjot Kaur Sodhi, a Municipal Councillor of SAS Nagar, narrates the story of the fight that took place between two groups at the MC meeting to elect president.

Prabhjot Kaur Sodhi, a Municipal Councillor of SAS Nagar, narrates the story of the fight that took place between two groups at the MC meeting to elect president on Thursday.
 — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tiwari

HUDA to initiate action for non-payment of dues
May resume commercial plots
PANCHKULA, Nov 23 — The countdown for the resumption of commercial property has begun with the Chief Administrator, Mr N.C. Wadhwa, shooting off a letter to the Administrator, Mr Shrikant Walgad, to recover pending dues or initiate proceedings till the end of this month.

Chandigarh MP can vote in MC
NEW DELHI, Nov 23—The Lok Sabha today passed the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Act,1994, providing for the representation of the MP from the Union Territory in the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, with a right to vote.

Why earn a prize when you can buy one
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Pay money and get an award. This is the new attraction being doled out to educationists of the city.


Students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Sector 33, present giddha at the Cultural Unity Day celebrations in Chandigarh.
Students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Sector 33, present giddha at the Cultural Unity Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



Holiday shifted, confusion prevails
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The announcement that the holiday on account of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur has been shifted from November 24 to December 1 has come after much delay. 

Lamba denies cheating company
SAS NAGAR, Nov 23 — A non-resident Indian, Dr Bikram Singh Lamba, who was arrested by the local police for allegedly cheating a Chandigarh-based immigration company, today claimed that he had been implicated in the case by the Punjab police at the behest of the proprietor of the company.

Controlling the water table
unjab and Haryana have been facing the problem of falling water table for more than 20 years. It poses a serious threat not only to the green revolution but also to the ecology of the region.



7 rail underpasses to come up
SAS Nagar, Nov 23 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is set to build seven railway underpasses instead of level crossings in and around the township. 

A lesson in ‘serving’
CCHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — It was a day with a difference. About 150 Rotary members, a virtual who's who of the city residents, served guests at the Hot Millions, Sector 17, yesterday. 

Cops deployed at parking lots
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The Chandigarh police has deployed policemen in plain clothes at parking lots for preventing thieves from picking up briefcases that are left on the backseats of cars.

Contractor to round up stray cattle
PANCHKULA, Nov 23 — The privatisation of rounding up of stray cattle has finally been made official with the contract being awarded to the party chosen from among the 12 applications received. Nine of these were rejected at the preliminary stages for having failed to send in applications as stated.

4 toilets found out of bounds
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — In a special checking drive, a subcommittee of the Amalgamated Funds Committee of Panjab University detected four toilets for sportsmen which had remained out of bounds for them till date.

Samaritan, cop to be honoured
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — In less than 24 hours after an alleged chain snatcher was apprehended with the help of city resident, Paramjit Singh, the Chandigarh Police today recommended his name, along with the name of constable Satnam Singh, for commendation certificate and suitable cash award.



3 injured girls hospitalised
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Two minor girls were admitted to the PGI after they sustained injuries in separate accidents.

Runaway youth arrested
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Caught roaming under suspicious circumstances, a runaway Mumbai youth was arrested by the Chandigarh police and handed over to his father today.


SIS international conference
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Personality assessment and crises management in the context of tests during selection process, particularly in the industry sector, is the highlight of the fourth international conference of SIS ( Somatic Inkblot Society) at Panjab University, scheduled from November 24 to November 27.

UT pavilion’s projection at IITF poor
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — In this age of information technology, superior presentation and marketing, besides cut-throat competition among Indian states to attract investments, Chandigarh’s attempt at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) in Delhi, has not been enough.



Army School’s sports day function
, Nov 23 — Army Public School, Chandi Mandir, celebrated its 13th annual sports day at Raina Stadium in the cantonment today. The Chief of the Staff, Western Command, Lieut-Gen B S Malik, was the chief guest.

Yoga championship on Nov 26
, Nov 23 — The Chandigarh yoga championships will be held on November 26th at Yoga Centre, Sector 23. The competitions will be held for men and women in the age groups of 8-11, 11-14, 14-17, 17-21 and 21-25 years, according to Mr O.P. Malik, Honorary Secretary, Chandigarh Yoga Association.

PU girls hostel to conduct fete
, Nov 23 — After more than two decades, the Panjab University girls hostel Laxmi Bai Hall will hold a fete on December 2.

‘Bring suitable changes in education system’
, Nov 23 —There is a need for bringing about suitable changes in the education system to enable the children to meet the global challenges, said Lieut.Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), UT Administrator and Punjab Governor, while he was speaking on the annual day of the Bhavan Vidayalaya held at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.
Hunt on for the smallest particle
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Silently, but impressively, a dedicated team of scientists of Panjab University labours on in search of the smallest particle as a part of a big international project.

Declamation contest
, Nov 23 — As part of the martyrdom fortnight of Lala Lajpat Rai, an inter-college declamation contest was organised at the Government College for Men, Sector 11, here today.


Dhaliwal summoned on January 6
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, today summoned Jasjit Singh Dhaliwal on January 6, in a cheque dishonored.



Slide show on Sobha Singh’s paintings
, Nov 23 — A slide show of the paintings by Sobha Singh was held at Punjab Kala Bhavan here today to celebrate the 100th year of the birth anniversary to the legendary artist.

Cultural Unity Day
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — Thrilling performances were given by students of various government schools at the Cultural Unity Day celebrations as part of the Quami Ekta Week by the Education Department, UT, at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, here today.


2-day conference on respiratory disorders
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — To increase awareness among paediatricians about the evidence-based management of respiratory disorders amongst children, a two-day conference is being organised at the Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGI, from November 25.



Proposed site for indoor hall given to HOA
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The badminton players of Panchkula will again be deprived of the much needed badminton courts in their town with latest decision of earmarking the proposed site for indoor hall in Sector 3 Sports Complex, to the Haryana Olympic Association.

Camp fire organised at DSOI
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — It was an evening with a difference when more than 500 players including officials, distinguished guests, journalists with some ex-international badminton players assembled at the Defence Services Officers Institute, Sector 36, on Wednesday for a camp fire on the eve of the 25th Servo Indian Oil Junior National Badminton Championships.Top

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