Monday, January 15, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Admn, MCC on collision course
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh are the collision course again, and this time over the imposition of property tax in the city.

4-yr-old sambhar strays into Kansal, dies
Villagers lift the sambhar that died in Kansal village, near Chandigarh, after straying from its path.
Villagers lift the sambhar that died in Kansal village, near Chandigarh, after straying from its path on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The death of a male sambar in the Kansal area of Punjab this morning is indicative of the increasing dryness on the upper reaches of the forests. Coupled with dryness is another factor of male dominance among animals in the forests. Experts say that straying of sambhars during the dry season is very common.  

12-year-old leak that hasn’t been plugged
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Constant flow of water is what is worrying university teachers here. The water is welcome if it comes out of taps even thrice a day, but not when it leaks from the roof and the walls of your house.

Schoolgirl commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — A teenaged girl student of a local school committed suicide by consuming sulphos tablets at her paying guest accommodation in Sector 44 yesterday night. No suicide note was found by the police.




Heads of MC bodies to be chosen on Jan 19
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The elections of the chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the six out of the nine recently-constituted committees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held on January 19. The last date for filing the nominations is January 15.

Two held, stolen vehicles recovered
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The local police has claimed to have achieved a major success with the arrest of a ‘proclaimed offender’ and solving of various cases of robberies and vehicle thefts committed by him in Chandigarh and several districts of Punjab.

Aviation clubs ‘grounded’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 —Financial crunch coupled with lack of employment opportunities in the flying sector has grounded the aviation clubs of Pinjore, Karnal and Hisar where “business” is at an all time low.

AS it was announced that Ms Vineeta Rai would relinquish charge as Adviser to the UT Administrator, on January 12, the local bureaucracy, politicians, office staff at the secretariat went all out to make it a series of farewells. Actually, Ms Rai had to virtually ask her personal staff to keep a tab on where all she had to go. The list was long and varied.



Governor’s appeal to adopt blind
PANCHKULA, Jan 14 — Appealing to non-government organisations to come forward in adopting the blind, the Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, said it was the moral responsibility of all able-bodied persons to help the handicapped and less privileged. Speaking at the concluding function attended by blind children from
 Chandigarh, Panipat and Ambala to observe the birth anniversary of Louis Braille at Haryana Model School, Sector 10.

Children from the Institute For the Blind in Chandigarh present a song on the occassion of the birth anniversary of Louise Braille at Haryana Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Panchkula, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Children from the Institute For the Blind in Chandigarh present a song on the occassion of the birth anniversary of Louise Braille at Haryana Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Panchkula.

PUDA to hold draw in March
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The draw of lots for the PUDA scheme offering 3950 free-hold plots in five new sectors of Mohali, which closes tomorrow, will be held between March 19 and 23, 2001.

More facilities to be provided at Sec 43 ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — A series of additions are in the pipeline for the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 43 here. A dispensary will be opened for first-aid facilities at the bus stand. Long-route buses will also start originating and terminating at the new ISBT within three to four weeks.

City museum in for a face-lift
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — With additions to some sections of its collection as also with the launch of a website, the Government Museum here is in for a major face-lift. The museum would soon have separate sections on Sikh paintings and modern art.



Cyclist hit by car
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — A cyclist, Pal Singh, resident of Mauli Jagran, was hit by a Maruti car on the dividing road of Sectors 28 and 29 here yesterday. He was admitted to Government Medical and Hospital, Sector 32. His condition was reportedly stable. 


Flooding of cars spells doom for car bazar
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The flooding of various cars in the Indian market over the last couple of years has reportedly spelt doom in one of the largest car bazars dealing in second hand cars here, with business now down by almost 20 per cent.



‘Evaluation system needs re-examination’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The evaluation system of Panjab University continues to suffer due to several loopholes. There is dissatisfaction over the procedure but nothing seems to have been done in this regard.

AIFUCTO council meeting on Jan 29, 30
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The National Executive Council meeting of the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation will be held at Hyderabad on January 29 and 30 to chalk out the action plan for the implementation of the agreement made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Workshop on road safety measures
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, organised a one-day workshop on “Road safety measures-drive safely” here today. More than 60 drivers working with the local schools attended the workshop.

Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Under its Sanskrit varsh celebrations, the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Chandigarh, celebrated the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda here today.


Court order on parishad chief election
PANCHKULA, Jan 14 — While the court, upholding the plea of Ms Upinder Kaur, has directed the state government to hold election to the post of chairperson of the Zila Parishad for Panchkula district, it has given detailed directions on the conduct of elections.

Judicial remand for three in murder case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, here today sent three persons arrested in connection with the murder of Swaminath Jaiswal, a resident of Maheshpur village of Sector 21, to judicial remand.



Girls from Dehra Dun participate in the talent hunt dance show at Tagore Theatre.

Talent hunt dance show
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — A talent hunt dance show was held at Tagore Theatre yesterday. As many as 28 participants took part in it. 

Girls from Dehra Dun participate in the talent hunt dance show at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photograph

Jassi’s music album released
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Singer Jasbir Jassi of Dil le gayi kudi Gujarat di fame was at the Chandigarh Press Club here today to talk about his latest music album, Nishani pyar di.

Stars, Chandigarhians impress each other
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Come and trip it as yea go, on the light fantastic toe. It was Milton’s this quote doing the rounds all the way, as the day saw a galaxy of stars descend on the city. The launch function of Planet M in Sector 17, the largest music store of the country was expected to be happening, but not so much as it finally turned out to be.

Ballet group enchants city audience
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Dance lovers witnessed a visual treat at the Chandigarh Club in a performance by the Hollywood ballet group at a show here tonight. Egyptian, Amazonian and Western dances were woven in a non-stop performance by the acclaimed group.

A promising dancer
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Devanshi Mishra, a student of Saupins School, Sector 32, put on her dancing shoes at the tender age of 8. She has flexibility and complete control over her body movements.


Stress management
SAS NAGAR, Jan 14 — An upright personality helps in developing a positive mind. The views were expressed by Ms B.K. Asha, National Coordinator (Administrators Wing) of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, at a function on stress management organised by the Mohali Industries Association and Inner Wheel club here today.



Punjab can learn from Haryana
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — The past year has seen an increase in sport activities in Haryana. Punjab, that once used to be the leading state in sport in India, has now taken a backseat. In Haryana, it is perhaps the political will that has helped sport to grow. It is only in school sport that Punjab is ahead of Haryana.


Overlapping of works creates problems for PUDA, MC
SAS NAGAR, Jan 14 — Overlapping of development and maintenance works between the local Municipal Council and the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has led to poor upkeep of green belts in the town.Top

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