Wednesday, January 17, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Move to include traffic rules in school curriculum
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — For preventing young people from violating traffic rules, the Chandigarh Police is considering a proposal to include traffic rules in the school curriculum.

Show-cause notices for five councillors
SAS NAGAR, Jan 16 — Hardly a month after the local Municipal Council began functioning, the Local Government Department of Punjab has issued show-cause notices to at least five local councillors for their alleged misconduct during the November 23 meeting of the civic body.

BJP councillor withdraws candidature
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — In a significant move, Mr O.P Goyal, BJP councillor, today withdrew his candidature for the post of chairman, legal affairs Committee, by submitting an application to this effect in the office of the Secretary. 

Kargil trials
Examination of witnesses from Jan 18
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 —With Major Maneesh Bhatnagar getting over with the reading out of the text of his plea to the jurisdiction of the General Court Martial trying him for alleged dereliction of duty, today, the way has been paved for him to lead the evidence by examining witnesses in support of his plea.

Penile replantation performed in PGI
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — A case of a successful penile replantation, reportedly the first one of its kind in the institute, has been recently performed in the PGI. Since there is no published documentation of such a microsurgery being carried out by any other medical institution in the country, this could , probably be the first time, such an implantation has been done in India.

Use of radar devices in cars to be checked
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Cops are smarter. If you do not believe it, read this: city youngsters got radar-detectors installed in their cars to outsmart cops hiding behind camouflaging bushes for nabbing “over-speeders”. Undeterred, the cops are now getting “radar-detector-catchers”.

SAARC legal experts to meet in city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — The SAARCLAW India Chapter will launch the SAARCLAW Punjab and Haryana Regional Sub-Chapter at an event to be held here on January 20 and 21.


Students of Dev Samaj College for Education, Sector 36, take part in a cycle rally organised by Yuvsatta.
Students of Dev Samaj College for Education, Sector 36, take part in a cycle rally organised by Yuvsatta on Tuesday. 
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari




ITBP officers’ trial: defence raises objections
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Several objections were raised by the defence at the General Force Court, trying three Indo-Tibetan Border Police officers, when the court re-assembled here today after remaining adjourned for several weeks.

Car ‘strays’ down Sukhna steps
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Morning walkers near Sukhna Lake were surprised to see a car, instead of lovers, on the steps along the water body.

Car wash at an unlikely place: This car rolled down the steps of Sukhna Lake in the early hours of Tuesday.  
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh
Car wash at an unlikely place: This car rolled down the steps of Sukhna Lake.

HUDA notices to booth owners
PANCHKULA, Jan 16 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority here today issued notices to 48 booth and commercial site owners for not paying the pending dues.

Directive to check illegal mining
PANCHKULA, Jan 16 — Stern instructions to check illegal mining in their respective areas were issued to the SDM, Panchkula and Kalka, officials of the Forest Department, block development and panchayat officials as well as the Public Health Department by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr SK Monga, here today.

“No man is an island”
HANDIGARH is not a city without soul. No man is an island. Whatever happens, it affects someone or the other. Thus everybody is linked to one another. The problem is that Chandigarh is A city of VVIPs and VIPs.

Dog scare in town
DERA BASSI, Jan 16 — Panic has gripped the township following an attack on three residents, including a 70-year-old woman and a 8-year-old boy, by a mad dog here on Monday. The brown coloured dog with long hair bit Mrs Indro Devi, a 70-year-old woman and a resident of Rouni Mohalla, at noon. 

12,831 applications for 3950 plots
SAS NAGAR, Jan 16 — As many as 12,831 applications have been received by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for 3950 plots under a housing scheme in five new sectors of the town. The authority has received Rs 72.81 crore as earnest money.

Meters’ auction nets MC Rs 17 lakh
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Old and discarded water meters, that were auctioned today by the Municipal Corporation at the Sector 32 water-works, fetched the MC Rs 17 lakh.

Punjabi Tribune journalist dead
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Mr Jagdish Singh Bansal, Chief Sub-Editor, Punjabi Tribune, died after a brief illness at his residence here today. He was 53. Mr Bansal was among the six staff members who had joined The Tribune group when the Punjabi Tribune was launched in 1978.

Cyclist killed in mishap
DERA BASSI, Jan 16 — A cyclist was crushed to death when a Tata Sumo rammed into his cycle from behind on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Jwaharpur village near here on Monday night.

Girl injured
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — A 10-year-old girl, Pinky, fell from the second floor of her Sector 42 residence here yesterday. The girl, reportedly, suffered head injuries and was rushed to the Sector 16 General Hospital. 



Man consumes poison
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — A 30-year-old resident of Sector 45, Sanjay, reportedly consumed poison and was admitted to the PGI in a serious condition, today. His relatives say that he has accidentally consumed the medicine while the police dismisses this claim.

Case registered for forging documents
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — A woman working as clerk in the Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Haryana, allegedly took loan from a bank using fake documents and forged signatures. A complaint regarding this was lodged by the Director of the department, here yesterday.


Auto repair markets to remain closed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — The main auto repair and spare markets located in Sectors 21, 27 and 28 will remain closed tomorrow to protest against the high cost of booths being allotted to the roadside mechanics in Sectors 48 and 38.



Alumni goldmine that PU’s ignoring
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Today, when Panjab University is facing a shortage of funds, contributions from alumni can help it a lot. However, this potential goldmine is not being used. Though former students of the university are spread all over the globe, the alumni list includes names of only 2,233 members even after 50 years of the setting up of the university here.

14 teachers chargesheeted for ‘bunking classes’
PANCHKULA, Jan 16 — In a bid to instill discipline and contribute to a more student-centric system of education, 14 teachers of the local Government College, Sector 1, were chargesheeted for “bunking classes”.

DAV team wins quiz contest
Chandigarh, Jan 16 — The DAV College Sector 10 team won the inter-college quiz held in the college here today. Organised by the College Quiz Club, five teams other than the host team participated in the contest. These included teams from MCM DAV College Sector 36, GCG Sector 11, PEC, Government College for Men, Sector 11and SGGS College, Sector 26.

Inter-school quiz competition 
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — Students from almost 12 leading schools of the city participated in the inter-school quiz competition held her today in St Stephens School Sector 45 here today. The competition was organised as a part of library related competitions by the Chandigarh Librarians Association.


HC issues notice to SAI officials
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Regional Director of Sports Authority of India, Dr P.C. Kashyap, UT Administration, and the Assistant Director-cum-Drawing and Disbursement officer of SAI, Mr Ajit Singh, for February 13, 2001 on a public interest litigation filed by a local advocate, Mohnish Sharma.



Artists from Maharashtra perform Tamasha at the Swarnotsav, a festival of traditional and contemporary theatre by young artists, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.
Swarnotsav theatre festival begins
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — The rich cultural heritage of India was reflected today, as the Delhi Sangeet Natak Akademi opened the fourth in the series of theatre festivals titled Swarnotsav, to the viewers of the City Beautiful.

Artists from Maharashtra perform Tamasha at the Swarnotsav, a festival of traditional and contemporary theatre by young artists, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma




Saurav, Ankan 2nd in badminton meet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, Panchkula, shuttlers Ankan Gupta and Saurav Kapoor got the runners-up position in the CBSE National badminton tournament, organised from January 10 to 13. The winners were New Era Public School, New Delhi.Top

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