Thursday, December 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



HUDA cashing in on public money
, Dec 20 — Cashing in on the advantage of using interest-free public money for carrying out development works in the state under their jurisdiction, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has taken to extending last dates of the schemes it has floated.

Unauthorised commercial activity continues in the Industrial Area, Panchkula



Unauthorised commercial activity continues in the Industrial Area, Panchkula  — Tribune photograph

Officials ignoring bylaw violations
PANCHKULA, Dec 19 — In violation of the bylaws of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), business houses continue to have sales counters on the premises of industrial units here.

PGI amendment Bill introduced
NEW DELHI, Dec 20 — The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (Amendment) Bill 2000 has been introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

Alarming rise in liquor smuggling
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The hard facts about cool liquor smuggling in Chandigarh will hit you like a strong drink. In the first year of the new millennium, 22,817 bottles of whisky were recovered after 528 persons were arrested under the Excise Act.



Water supply to be augmented
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The water supply and sewerage disposal committee of the MC at its last meeting held today passed various items on the agenda for augmenting the water supply and for proper disposal of storm water in the city.

Flat auction nets Rs 3.32 cr for CHB
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) netted over Rs 3.32 crore through the auction of 16 dwelling units in Sector 38 (West) here today.

Resentment in Jain group
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — Despite tall claims made by the in charge of the BJP units of Haryana and Chandigarh, Mr Ram Dass Aggarwal that he has been able to unite two factions of the local unit by fielding a unanimous candidate for the post of Mayor, eight councillors owing allegiance to former MP Satya Pal Jain did not attend the meeting called by the party President, Mr Dharam Pal Gupta this evening.

Estate Office decision irks lawyers
Allotment of chambers in District Courts Complex
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20—The Estate Office decision regarding the draw of lots for the allotment of four chambers has caused a great deal of resentment among the District Courts lawyers.


PSEB ‘harassing’ consumers
SAS NAGAR, Dec 20 — Mrs Daljit Kaur, Municipal Councillor from ward number one, today accused the Punjab State Electricity Board of harassing consumers in Mohali and Shahi Majra villages in the matter of releasing domestic power connections.

ESPL employees seek CM’s intervention
SAS NAGAR, Dec 20 — The ESPL Employees Union and the ESPL Technocrats Association has appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister to personally intervene and prevent the likely closure of the company to save the jobs of 300 employees.

Woollens given to colony residents
PANCHKULA, Dec 20 — The State Bank of Patiala (Haryana Zone) distributed woollens to residents to Rajiv Colony at a function organised at Sheran Wali Mandir, Rajiv Colony, here today.

Probe not easy in sabotage charges
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — Even though the Chandigarh police has registered another case regarding the disruption of power supply due to sabotage during the recent strike, officials admit that the investigations into the allegations are not going to be easy.

Provost unit celebrates raising day
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The Western Command Provost unit celebrated its 39th raising day in Chandi Mandir cantonment, near here today.

City cop third in essay contest
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — A city cop has won the third prize in the Prime Minister Silver Cup Essay Competition - 2000. The competition was open to all police personnel of all ranks and para-military forces.

IT towers project: searching for site
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — High cost of land and rejection of the proposed Sector 47 site of IT towers by the Singapore-based Jurong Trading Corporation (JTC) has forced the Chandigarh Administration to move the project to a new location on the periphery of the city.

Bank union not to join strike
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The affiliates of the Indian National Bank Employees Federation (INBEF) in all nationalised banks have decided not to participate in the proposed strike, the call for which has been given by the United Forum of Bank Unions tomorrow.

Housewife dies in sleep
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The police is looking into the death of a 20-year-old housewife who went off to sleep on Tuesday night but never woke up.


Punwire AGM arrested for forgery, cheating
SAS NAGAR, Dec 20 — The local police has arrested an Assistant General Manager of Punwire on charges of criminal breach of trust, forgery, criminal conspiracy and cheating.

House burgled in Sector 43
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — Thieves decamped with a gold chain, earrings and some other ornaments after entering the residence of Mr Manoj Kumar in Sector 43 here.

Booked for duping
, Dec 20 — A resident of Panchkula was allegedly duped by a resident of Malyoa village in purchase of a house, here. The accused allegedly tried to sell a house which never belonged to him.

2 injured in road mishaps
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — In separate road accidents, two scooterists were admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital with injuries.


Braille textbooks for 600 blind children
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — When the All-India Federation for the Blind (AICB) and Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) joined hands in December 1998 to provide Braille books to blind children of Classes I to VIII, they did not know how difficult things were going to be.

Workshop on teaching of spoken English
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — About 50 persons of different age groups chanted “ better late than never” along with Ms Brinder Aulakh Anand, Director, Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh, while learning accent and rhythm of the English language during a workshop on ‘The teaching of spoken English’, organised by the British Library here today.

More seats in PU courses likely
, Dec 20 — Panjab University is planning to have 10 more seats each in the BCA, BBA, BA, B.Sc (computer science and applications) and B.Com courses from the coming session.



Neha bags second title
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — Neha Singh won her second title today in under-14 section of the Chandigarh Scholarship Tennis Tournament, which concluded here today at Lake Club courts. She like defeated her sister Simmer, 6-2,6-2.


Kalagram’s admn block inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Dec 20 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today inaugurated the administrative block of Kalagram, a novel project of the North Zone Cultural Centre. On this occasion, General Jacob also launched the website of Kalagram, which is coming up on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway.

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