Tuesday, November 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Indications of cross-voting 
Kulwant Singh elected SAS Nagar MC chief
Mr Kulwant Singh was elected President of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council. SAS NAGAR, Nov 27 — Mr Kulwant Singh was today elected president of SAS Nagar Municipal Council amidst tight police arrangements here today.
Mr Kulwant Singh (sporting blue turban) was elected President of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Notice served to unauthorised canteen owners at District Courts complex
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Following High Court directions, kiosks and canteens within the premises of the UT District Courts complex will be removed by the Estate Office. Taking to The Tribune, Subdivisional Magistrate (Central and Headquarters), Mr Prithi Singh, said that the Estate office had already issued a 15-day notice to their owners to remove these canteens after the directions had been issued by the High Court.

PGI, PEC, PU to have own water treatment plants
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — With a view to check the use of drinking water for irrigational purposes, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has asked certain large institutions in the city to instal captive sewage treatment plants of suitable capacity in their campuses. 

3 bank employees responsible for lending 11 crore to Punwire: report
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — As many as three officials of the Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank Limited, Sector 22, have reportedly been held “responsible” following an enquiry for ‘’wrongly investing’’ Rs 11 crore in Punwire, which was closed down some months ago.




Estate Office parking spaces choked with vehicles
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — One of the biggest problems being faced by motorists in the city is the inadequate car parking in front of the Estate Office (also known as the Deputy Commissioner’s office) in Sector 17 and the adjoining parking in front of the 30 bays building, where a number of Haryana Government offices are housed. 

Need for uniform police force
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Emphasising the need to reduce the gap between senior and junior police officers, the Governor of Manipur, Mr Ved Marwah, while delivering the key note address at the inauguration of the XXXII All-India Police Science Congress, said the concept of having a uniform force had been vitiated.

‘Days of common sense policing over’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Claiming that the days of “mere common sense policing” are over, Governor of Manipur and former Commissioner of the Delhi police, Mr Ved Marwah, today emphasised the need for changing the policy on recruiting cops to combat cyber crime “in which millions are illegally transacted overnight”.


Privatisation will hit rural consumers most,  says bank staff leader
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Coming down heavily on the central government’s policy of privatisation of public sector banks, the All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation threatened to observe indefinite strike in case the bill relating to the above was passed. 

780 census blocks in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, Nov 27 — The district-level census training programme got underway at the HSIDC hall here today, with master trainers among the first to be educated.

Army-INTACH workshops soon
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — To preserve the immense cultural heritage and objects of archaeological importance in its possession, the Army, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) will be holding combined workshops in various cantonments all over the country.

Istri Sabha plans march to Parliament on reservation issue
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The Punjab Istri Sabha has decided to mobilise hundreds of women to participate in a march to Parliament on December 11, to press for discussion on and adoption of the Reservation Bill for Women in legislative assemblies and Parliament.

Onset of winter delayed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Though November is almost through, the expected change in the weather is not noticeable.

Hi-tech project to save old manuscripts
CHANDIGARH, Nov 26 — DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, housing the historical Lal Chand Shodh Pustakalaya founded in Lahore, is working on a war footing to conserve a valuable collection of more than 8000 manuscripts and 9000 rare books into something more lasting and easily transferable than paper.

KBC plays hard to get
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Spurred by the success of a youth from Mumbai who took home Rs 1 crore from Amitabh Bachchan’s “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, a number of enthusiasts in Chandigarh have set their sights on the big prize.

Chandra Shekhar’s stress on free trade
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Mr Chandra Shekhar, former Prime Minister, said here today that there should be no restriction on the trade among India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Two escape unhurt in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — A man and his son had a miraculous escape when their car overturned after being hit from back-side by a Jeep near the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today.



Two landlords arrested
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Two landlords and their respective tenants were arrested by the police as they have allegedly failed to inform the police about their antecedents.

  • Scooterist injured

  • Liquor seized

  • Theft case

  • Maruti stolen

Six booked in dowry case
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 27 — Six residents of Bartana village have been booked by the Sohana police for allegedly seeking dowry.



Educate poor, General Jacob urges convent schools
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — It was a thrilling moment for students of two city schools when a demonstration of aero-models was organised for them by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India today.


RI in cheque bounce case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Raj Kumar, an owner of Indian Cement Agency, was sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) in a cheque bounce case.

  • Bail dismissed

  • Remand extended

Lawyers given eviction notices
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — A final policy for allotment of chambers to lawyers in the district courts has been laid down by a team of the Chandigarh Administration and the process is expected to start next month.

Two get bonus shares
PANCHKULA, Nov 27 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered Wockhardt Limited of Mumbai, CAMS Computer Age Management Services of Chennai and Indian Bank, Mumbai, to send the bonus shares to Col R K Sharma and Ms Shashi Prabha and pay Rs 1000 as costs of proceedings.


Vision test for GCG-42
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27— Experienced optometrists conducted vision tests on students of GCG-42 as part of the Confident look E-fest organised by Bausch and Lomb, in collaboration with NIIT, here today.



Manjit, Geeta are best athletes
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The 33rd Central Revenue sub-zonal sports meet was organised at the Sector 46 sports complex here today.

Golf Club poll, 3 withdraw papers
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Three candidates today withdrew their nomination papers for the executive committee of the Chandigarh Golf Club for 2001. They are Col B.S Goraya, Mr K.S. Brar and Mr Randeep Singh, all from the opposing group.

CBSE roller skating
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Preparations are in full swing for the three-day Central Board of Secondary Education, National Roller Skating Championships due to begin at the Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary School in Sector 7 on November 30. 


Residents against MC’s order on water meters
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The Welfare Association of Sector 27, Chandigarh, held a meeting recently to consider the directions of the Municipal Corporation (MC), asking the residents of Chandigarh to install their own water meters.

PEC gets 1.6 lakh for field study on water augmentation
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, in its meeting held today, sanctioned Rs 1.60 lakhs to the Punjab Engineering College for conducting a field study with regard to the water supply augmentation scheme of bringing water from Gangowal (Punjab) to the city by gravity. 

Another chance to register as voters
SAS NAGAR, Nov 27 — Residents who have missed the opportunity to get their names included in the list of voters can do so till November 30.Top

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