Tuesday, January 16, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Row over MC panels deepens
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The controversy regarding the formation of MC sub-committees further deepened today with the BJP-SAD councillors demanding the dissolution of these newly formed committees, alleging that the Mayor had misused the authority given to him by the House. 

Kargil trials
Evidence fabricated: Bhatnager
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Major Maneesh Bhatnager today alleged misuse and abuse of authority by commanders-in-chain while recording the summary of evidence pertaining to his trial by a General Court Martial. 

Insurance firm told to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Oriental Insurance company to pay compensation of Rs 20,875 to the complainant. 

Antecedents of fresh settlers to be verified
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — For preventing militants from establishing roots in the city, the Chandigarh police will verify the antecedents of all fresh settlers here.

Soldiers’ valour remembered
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — A wreath-laying ceremony marked the Army Day in the Western Command Headquarters at Chandi Mandir near here today.

The Chief of Staff of the Western Command, Lieut-Gen H.R.S. Mann, lays a wreath at the Veer Smriti war memorial to mark Army Day in Chandi Mandir.
The Chief of Staff of the Western Command, Lieut-Gen H.R.S. Mann, lays a wreath at the Veer Smriti war memorial to mark Army Day in Chandi Mandir on Monday.



  Commit pen to nation: CM
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today asked writers and intellectuals to use their pen for inculcating the national spirit and patriotic fervour among the present and future generations. “Your creative writing is very essential for social change and transformation in society”, he added.

Noise from houses of God
OUDSPEAKERS shake you from your slumber in the wee hours of the morning. If you happen to be a patient or a student, you feel disturbed all the more. The administrators do not stop this noise coming from places of worship, lest they should earn the ire of their political masters.


Infrastructure hassles irk colony residents
Water accumulated on broken inner streets of Subhash Nagar colony in Mani Majra. CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Broken roads, low water pressure, heaps of garbage, frequent power failure, lack of parks, absence of bus service and house numbers not being in sequence have become cause of concern for the residents of Subhash Nagar colony.

Water accumulated on broken inner streets of Subhash Nagar colony in Mani Majra. — A Tribune photograph 

City may soon be a big residential colony
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Is the city fast becoming a place where every inch of vacant space is occupied by buildings? Its demography is undergoing a change. The Chandigarh Administration now wants to have low-density development on the 36 sq km land in 18 villages outside the sectors’ grid. 

Inform cops about tenants, servants: DM
SAS NAGAR, Jan 15 — The District Magistrate has ordered that all owners or managers of the commercial establishments and owners of the residential premises shall have to inform the police station concerned about the antecedents of any servants, helpers, maids or part-time helpers employed by them.

5-member panel for Dasam Granth controversy
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The World Sikh Intellectual Council has today appointed a five-member committee to submit its recommendations for amicably solving the controversy regarding the authenticity of the Dasam Granth and the right to vote to Sehajdharis during the SGPC elections to the Jathedar of Akal Takht.

Girl crushed to death
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — An unidentified girl, sitting on the pillion, was crushed to death, while the rider sustained serious injuries, after their scooter was hit from behind by a speeding truck on the Madhya Marg, near the Mani Majra Housing Board traffic lights today.

Bank employees hold dharna
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — On the call of the United Forum of Bank Unions, bank employees held a dharna against the introduction of the Bill in Parliament reducing government stake in public sector banks from minimum 51 per cent to 33 per cent.

Traffic came to a standstill on the Chandigarh-Kalka Highway near the Mani Majra Housing Board Chowk after a Kinetic Honda, being ridden by two youngsters, was crushed under a truck .
Traffic came to a standstill on the Chandigarh-Kalka Highway near the Mani Majra Housing Board Chowk after a Kinetic Honda, being ridden by two youngsters, was crushed under a truck on Monday. 
— A Tribune photo

Visitors cool to solar energy park
PANCHKULA, Jan 15 — Contrary to expectations, the solar energy park in Sector 6 here, set up with a lot of fanfare, has failed make much impact and, has had very few visitors since its inauguration last August even as plans for another such park are afoot.

Oil conservation stressed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Mr M.P. Singh, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, today stressed the need for sustainable development and conservation of the precious oil products.

TDS returns on computer
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — With a view to facilitate the filing of the tax deduction at source/tax collection at source returns, the Income Tax Department has made provisions for the filing of the TDS returns on computer media instead of the paper media, subject to the conditions that the returns filed conformed to the specifications of the department.

MC asked to take over open spaces
SAS NAGAR, Jan 15 — Even the confusion over the maintenance of basic amenities in the town continues, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has written to the local municipal council to take over the possession of the open spaces and central verges from Phase I to Phase VII.

Power failure complaint
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Four houses in Sector 39-D here have been without electricity since yesterday morning. According to information available, four houses — 3091 to 3094 — are without power supply since Sunday morning.

Bansal sanctions funds for schemes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today said he had sanctioned a sum of Rs 10,35,000 out of the MP Local Area Development Scheme for three works started during the tenure of Mr Satya Pal Jain in the Lok Sabha.

Child injured, hospitalised
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — An unidentified child was today admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research with injuries after being hit by a Maruti car near Chandi Mandir.

New ticket counter
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — A new counter for computerised ticket booking was inaugurated at the local railway station here today. The new counter is located at the entrance to the railway station from the Panchkula side and is expected to cater to the needs of residents of Panchkula.



300 watches stolen
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — As many as 300 wrist watches of different makes were reportedly stolen from a Sector 7 based booth, here yesterday night. Mr Ram Krishan, booth owner, made the complaint to the police station (east).

JE assaults resident
SAS NAGAR, Jan 15 — A Junior Engineer of Phase I allegedly assaulted an aged person of Phase IV, Swaran Singh, when the latter asked him the reason for blocking the way near the Phase IV market late last evening. The suspect damaged the scooter of the complainant before leaving the place.

Two girls molested
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Two teenaged girls of a UT village were reportedly molested after being locked in a room on Lohri night by an STD PCO owner of the village, here. The two were released the next morning.

Cops held for negligence
ZIRAKPUR, Jan 15 — The Punjab police arrested two Lohgarh police post cops who allegedly helped two thieves to escape from the police net on Sunday when they were deployed at traffic control duty at traffic light point here.


Programme on women entrepreneurship begins
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — “Society expects much more from a woman than from a man” said Dr Krishnamurthy, Principal, Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, at the inauguration of the six-week women entrepreneurship development programme which commenced at the institute in Sector 26 here today.



Seminar on national issues
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — MCM DAV College in collaboration with Panjab University NSS Department organised a seminar on national issues in the college auditorium.

UBS organises special lecture
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — A special lecture on “Productivity, downsizing and outsourcing” was held on the Panjab University Business School here today. The lecture was delivered by Prof S.K. Bhatt of the University of Manitoba, Canada.


Judicial remand in murder case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, here yesterday sent three persons arrested in connection with the murder of Swaminath Jaiswal, a resident of Maheshpur village of Sector 21, to judicial remand.

HC to get report on scooter market today
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Mr Justice J.S. Khehar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today appointed advocate O.P. Dabla as the court commissioner to visit the scooter market of Sector 21 and find out how many number of mechanics had encroached the market place and submit his report to the court.



Prints in Bresson’s mould
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — For the maiden show, Sumeet Inder Singh’s works are quite mature. Going by the intensity of his composition, it is difficult to believe that Sumeet is a fourth year student at the Government College of Art.

No intensity without simplification: Mago
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — His past is quite illustrious. From the man who advised the Government of Malta on setting up a school of arts in 1974 to an art critic who was for long associated with The Patriot, Prof P. N. Mago has come a long way in life.


Two Ugandans being treated with Rotary help
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — Rotary Club of Chandigarh has decided to extend the benefit of its Rs 40 lakh gift of life project beyond the borders of the country, as it will provide free cardiac surgery to five children from Uganda, two of which will be arriving in the city tomorrow.

Umeed eye clinic to be opened soon
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The Umeed Khanna Foundation has upgraded its rural healthcare scheme, Health at the Doorstep, and projects on the girl child and the empowerment of women.



HAU to have sports training centre
PANCHKULA, Jan 15 — An agreement for setting up a sports training centre at Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar was signed by the Regonal Director of Sports Authority of India, Dr PC Kashyap, Mr BK Sinha, Sports Director, and Mr MS Kuhad, Registrar of the university, here today.

Hockey meet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The Chandigarh Women Hockey Association will hold the Chandigarh State Junior Hockey Championship (girls) from January 29 to 31 at Hockey Stadium in Sector 18. Players born after January 1, 1982 will be eligible to take part in the championship.


Admn claims upset Sector 17 traders
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — “The amendments in building byelaws for commercial buildings are not adequate and do not meet our aspirations”, the Traders Association Sector 17-D stated today in a press note Expressing shock at claims of senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration regarding amendments of byelaws carried out in the past few months, the problem which prompted the Administration to set up an advisory committee on building byelaws remains, the press note further stated.Top


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