Thursday, November 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Punjab CM’s kin grabs land, say villagers
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Tension has gripped Pawala village, after a well-connected landlord, who claims to be a relative of the Chief Minister of Punjab, forcibly occupied about four acre of land by constructing a boundary wall around it on Monday night, about 15 km from here.

Young Panj Piaras lead the united procession to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Young Panj Piaras lead the united procession to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
 — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

MC backs out on guide maps’ contract: firm
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The controversy regarding the installation of sector guide maps continues, with the Chief Operating Officer of Selvel Vantage Group, Mr S Dey Niyogi, alleging that the MC Commissioner has backed out of the agreement signed with the company nine months ago.

Punjabi conference to widen its scope
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The World Punjabi Conference being organised by the Punjab Arts Council this time will include deliberations on various issues in the fields of science, technology, medicine, agriculture, industry and fine arts.

Sector 40 shopkeepers observe bandh
Resettlement of Sector 22 phariwallahs
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — In a controversial move, the Chandigarh Administration today allowed about 300 phariwallahs, evicted from Municipal land in Sector 22, to set up temporary stalls in Sector 40-D.




Ojha’s son files complaint
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Mr Sandeep Ojha, son of Mr B.S. Ojha, a former Chief Secretary of Haryana, has filed a complaint against his father-in-law , Mr Kamal Likhi, Inspector-General of the, Punjab Armed Police, Jalandhar, alleging cheating, misappropriation and criminal breach of trust, at the Sector 11 police station here.

Chandigarh MP made MCC member also
NEW DELHI, Nov 29 — The Rajya Sabha today passed the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill 2000 by voice vote.

Scooterist caught in red tape
Two vehicles, one number — Babus do it again
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — A city-based man is harassed because he has to prove that his 1989 model scooter is a registered vehicle while records of the registering authority say the number allotted to his scooter is now on a Maruti van! The original file is missing.


Master plan of Anandgarh
HIS refers to the report “No particular architect favoured for project” (Chandigarh Tribune, Nov 12).

Khalsa Panchayat warns RSS
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The Khalsa Panchayat has criticised attempts by the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh to defame and malign the Sikh Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib.

Black-winged stilts are here again!
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The Sukhna Lake is at its picture-postcard best. Verdant forests, sheets of clear water with grassy pastures and its aquatic life make it a perfect abode for migratory birds.

Police needs intelligent youngsters: Padmanabhaiah
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Accepting political interference in police functioning as a sordid truth, Mr K. Padmanabhaiah, Chairperson of the Police Reforms Committee, today agreed it was convenient for the government to have semi-literates, good-at-following their directions, enrolled in the force

Colourful Gurpurb procession
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — For the first time in the city only one gurpurb procession was taken out in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur here today.

City can be eco-friendly and computer intelligent: experts
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Imagine this: A busy Chandigarh road chee-a-block with fast moving vehicles — every possibility for an accident to occur.

Long wait for allotment of plots
SAS NAGAR, Nov 29 — After over a year of applying for industrial plots under a scheme floated by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) in the Industrial Area, Phase 8 here, applicants are still waiting for the allotment of the plots measuring 500 sq yard. 

Implement SC verdict, say striking Haryana employees
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Continuing their indefinite pen-down strike today, members of the Haryana State General Categories and Backward Classes Action Committee, held a long rally at Sector 17, in front of the 30 Bays building today.

Denim Day a draw
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The ‘denim day’ celebrations by the National Institute of Fashion Design turned out to be a big draw. The students came up with their creative ideas on their denim wear.

Terrace Garden spruced up for chrysanthemum show
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The Sector 33 Terrace Garden is all spruced up for the 14th annual chrysanthemum show, which will be inaugurated by the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, on December 9.



Bail plea in NDPS case dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, today dismissed the bail application of Parduman Parsad, in an NDPS case.


Supper Theatre, a huge success
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The new concept of Supper Theatre, which was introduced for the first time in Chandigarh by CITCO, in association with Neelam Mansingh’s theatre group ‘The Company’, has been a great success.

Roshomon hit at Aagaz 2000
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Roshomon staged by ‘Natya’, an amateur theatre group, as part of the welcome functions being organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council, was a hit with the audience, as was evidenced by the peals of laughter and thundering applause.

Black Comedy under rehearsal
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — After Birthday Honours and Mouse Trap, the Chandigarh Amateur Dramatic Society is working on British playwright Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy, due to be staged at Tagore Theatre on December 3.

Jagjit sings with passion
agjit Singh, the ghazal maestro, displayed his style of classical precision when he sang with sentiment at the Thapar College of Engineering, Patiala, on Sunday.


177 examined at a free eye camp 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — A total of 177 patients were examined at a free eye check-up camp organised by the Servants of the People Society at Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.

Sports are important for kids, says writer
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — “My latest collection is a compilation of short stories I perfected over the years by changing and adapting it to what the children found interesting,” said Dr Harish Dhillon, author of a collection of short stories, After the Storm, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune.

Stop misuse of Red Cross emblem, says delegate
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The Red Cross emblem is being used by doctors , medical stores and ambulances in stark violation of the Geneva Convention of 1949 of Red Cross Movement advocating the fundamental principles of the Red Cross, said Mr Immanuel Campbell, regional cooperation delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who was here in the city to attend a two-day workshop on ‘Dissemination of Red Cross Emblem’ organised here today.

Dr Virendra Singh to be honoured
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — Dr Virendra Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Hepatology, PGI, has been given with Olympus-Mitra Endoscopy Award for 2000-2001. 


SAI girls shine in Hong Kong
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29—Neha Wadhwa and Saba Anjum both of Sports Training Centre, Sports Authority of India, Sector 18, were the proud members of the Indian, under-18 girls, hockey team which returned last week from Hong Kong after clinching gold medal in the inaugural Asia Cup Under 18 tournament where five countries of the region took part.

Roller skating meet begins today
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — The CBSE National Roller Skating meet will begin tomorrow at Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh.


Replacement of water meters: 
Consumer Forum chief meets MC Commissioner
CHANDIGARH, Nov 29 — A deputation of Consumer Forum, Chandigarh led by its chairman, Mr Jai Dev Singh, met the Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Chandigarh, to apprise him of the problems arising out of the recent notification of the Municipal Corporation regarding replacement of water meters.Top

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