Sunday, January 21, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Youth stabbed, body dumped in ditch
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — After being stabbed to death, an unidentified youth body was dumped in a ditch on the road dividing Sectors 45 and 46, near SAS Nagar border, late last night.

Pulse Polio drive in city today
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Liuet-Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, today kicked off the second Pulse Polio drive in the city by administering polio drops to children at Raj Bhawan.
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chd, participate in a rally to make the people aware about polio immunisation.
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chd, participate in a rally to make the people aware about polio immunisation on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Police remand for DFSO
KHARAR, Jan 20 — Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar today, remanded the District Food Supply Officer, in charge of Kharar and SAS Nagar sub divisions, who was arrested by the Vigilance Department yesterday while taking a bribe of Rs 6000 from a businessman, in police remand till January 22. 

Confusion persists over defacement issue
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — Even though the Chandigarh Police has decided not to take action against shopkeepers hanging banners in front of their establishments, confusion continues to persist over the withdrawal of cases registered under the Defacement Act.

Rejection of Major’s plea sought
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The prosecution today contended that Major Maneesh Bhatnagar’s plea, challenging the jurisdiction of the General Court Martial trying him for alleged dereliction of duty, is devoid of merit and deserves to be rejected.





A vulnerable diversion
N overbridge is being built on the railway line on the Chandigarh-Ambala Highway near Dera Bassi. To facilitate the construction, diversions have been built on either side (one way traffic) which pass through some villages.



‘Zubeidaa’ — a classic
ubeidaa’ (Piccadily, Chandigarh, and KC, Panchkula) bears the stamp of a classic in the settings and the story design set to haunting music. The screen delivery is not a surprise from the Shyam Benegal bag but it surely marks a very strong show at this time of the mood in tinsel town.


Fog, sunshine baffle residents
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — A unique natural phenomenon is baffling city residents. Large parts of the city and its surrounding areas are engulfed in dense fog each morning while residents of certain northern sectors are experiencing sunshine.

HUDA decision irks shopkeepers
PANCHKULA, Jan 20 — The businessmen in Sector 5 are irked by the decision of the Haryana Urban Development Authority to allow hosting of marriage parties in the parking constructed by them in front of showrooms.

HVPN imposes penalty on flour mill
PANCHKULA, Jan 20 — A penalty of Rs 1.58 lakh was imposed here today by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam on Rama Flour Mills, Sector 15, for tampering with the glasses of electric meter.

Her master’s house was her ‘prison’
PANCHKULA, Jan 20 — While the case of Gopal, a domestic servant who was tortured to death by his employer, is still fresh in the public memory, the case of 14-year-old Urmilla is another example of brutal treatment of servants by employers behind the closed doors of houses of the rich.

Scooterist killed in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — In a head-on collision, a chemist was crushed to death in Sector 47 early in the morning today after the scooter he was riding was hit by a bus. Vijay Kumar Arora was on his way to drop his two sons — Mohit and Rohit — to school when the mishap occurred at about 8.05 a.m.

Cop to rescue of accident victim
KHARAR, Jan 20 — Timely action taken by the SHO of Kharar, Mr Jasdev Singh, saved the life of Mr Devinder Kumar, resident of Ludhiana, who was seriously injured in a road accident while driving his car around midnight on the Kharar-Banur Road near Landran village.

BJP workers gherao police station
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The labour colony cells of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha (Dist No. 4) gheraoed the Sector 22 police post yesterday to protest against the role of police officials for not registering a case of death of Ram Jas, an employee of the Northern Railway who was killed while on duty.

Mohali Club to come up by 2002
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — Residents of the town can look forward to recreational, sports and leisure activities under one roof as a group of 13 entrepreneurs, including four Non-Resident Indian, under an ambitious project are setting up a Mohali Club on 2.5 acres of land allotted by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in Sector 65 here. 

Scribe gets his due salary
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Labour Court of Chandigarh has directed the management of National Herald of New Delhi, to pay Rs 1.84 lakh, the due salary, to its Special Correspondent at Chandigarh, Harbaksh Singh Nanda.

Kashmiris observe Holocaust Day
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 —The Kashmiri Sahayak Sabha yesterday observed Holocaust Day. A press note issued by Mr R. K. Dalal, Joint Secretary, claimed that Holocaust Day was observed to condemn the migration that started from the valley in 1990 due to militant activities.



One booked for forgery
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — On a complaint filed by the regional manager of ICICI Bank, the Chandigarh police has registered a case of cheating and forgery against Ravinder Singh of SAS Nagar for submitting fake income tax return certificate for taking a loan.

Drive to check anti-social elements
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The local police arrested five persons under various sections during a special drive, here on Thursday night. The drive was carried out keeping in view the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations.

JE alleges implication in fake case 
SAS NAGAR, Jan 20 — A junior Engineer in the Soil Conservation Department yesterday alleged that he had been implicated in fake cases by the Station House Officer of the Phase 1 Police Station, Mr R.S. Sohal — a fact denied by the official concerned.

Car, truck recovered from two
KHARAR, Jan 20 — The local police has arrested two persons, following the recovery of one stolen truck, one stolen Maruti car and a countrymade pistol from their possession.

HP cops visit city in trespass case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — A team of Himachal Pradesh police arrived in the city today in connection with a case of house-trespass registered against a Chandigarh municipal councillor, Maj-Gen Gurdial Singh (retd).


UGC-NET not necessary in 3 city colleges
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Government College of Education, the Regional Institute of English and the Government College of Home Science run by the Chandigarh Administration are the only institutes in the city that do not have the UGC-NET as the qualifying examination for lecturers after the enforcement of the 1991 recruitment rules of the Administration.

Folk dances at annual function
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The annual prize distribution function of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33 D, was organised here today. Director Public Instructions Schools, D.S. Saroya was the chief guest on the occasion. He gave away prizes to students and 12 teachers.

26 cases of illegal stay in hostels
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — A total of 26 cases of illegal stay in hostels were detected by the police during a special raid on various boys' hostels located on Panjab University campus, Government College for Men, Sector 11, and International Hostel, Sector 15, this morning.

MCM-36, GC-46 joint winners of debate
, Jan 20 — MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and Government College, Sector 46, jointly won the inter-college debate organised at the Government College, Sector 46, here today as part of the Chandigarh Librarians Association’s ongoing library-related competitions.

Move to have zero hour in PU Senate
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — Panjab University is considering a proposal on the effective utilisation of the time of the Senate meetings. The Vice-Chancellor has constituted a committee that will meet shortly to discuss the issue.


Complaint against cold drink firm dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — In an interesting decision on the complaint of a piece of burnt bidi in a Fanta bottle, the District Consumers Disputes Redressal Forum dismissed the complaint. Mr Rajinder Singh of Sector 35, had filed a complaint against Amritsar Beverage Private Limited through its Managing Director and partner, before the forum.

Canteens non-functional in district courts
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — In the absence of a clear-cut policy regarding the functioning of canteens in the District Courts, the Administration is losing thousands of Rupees every month. About four months after their auction, the canteens have not started functioning.

Plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The UT Additional District and Session Judge, Mr R.C Godara, dismissed the anticipatory bail application moved by three persons in a case of causing hurt and house trespass. 

Minister charged with contempt of court
SAS NAGAR, Jan 20 — Ms Balwant Kaur Mangat, a daughter of Sohan Singh, who had filed a case against a Punjab Cabinet Minister, Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today charged her with holding the office in contempt of court.



Facts of life reflected in humour
, Jan 20 — The portrayal of sensitivity through theatre continued for the third consecutive day yesterday with the Samanvay Theatre group from Pune staging yet another powerful play, this time in Hindi.

Cultural programme at human integration meet
PANCHKULA, Jan 20 — The role of English language in the conversion of humanity into a single well-knit family was highlighted by the child and youth singers and stage artistes in the first human integration meet.

Spotlight on guru, shishya tradition
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The unostentatious release and selective introduction of a book — Anukaraniya Guru (Teachers Worthy of Emulation)— in the city on Saturday was a remarkable event. 

Children take part in a human integration meet at Sant Nirankari Bhavan, Sector 9, Panchkula.
Children take part in a human integration meet at Sant Nirankari Bhavan, Sector 9, Panchkula, on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph



320 vaccinated against Hepatitis-B
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — As many as 320 persons were administered hepatitis -B vaccine at a camp organised by the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Ladies Association here today.

Seminar on eye care and donation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Eyecare and research foundation convened a seminar on ‘Eye care and eye donation’ in collaboration with Shishu Niketan School on school premises here today.



School shines in football
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — When anybody talk of football in city, the name of Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, crop up. Briefing newspersons here today, Mr T.R. Sethi, one of the directors, told that it was only three years back that they decided to lay emphasis on soccer.

City rower honoured
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — Rowing star Gurpreet, a Class XII student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, was honoured by the school management today. Last month she won bronze medal in the 6th junior. 


Appeal to check stray cattle menace
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Assistant Commissioner-I, Mr Ashok Vashisht, has appealed to the people residing in the colonies and villages adjoining the city to cooperate with the Municipal Corporation to check the menace of stray cattle and other animals roaming on the roads.

MC bodies’ chiefs’ poll ‘unconstitutional’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — Certain BJP councillors met the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, today and alleged that the election to the top posts of at least three of the sub-committees held yesterday were “unconstitutional”. 

‘Amend building bylaws’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Federation of Joint Action Committee of Tenements today submitted a memorandum to the Private Secretary of the Governor -cum -Administration, and demanded amendment in residential building bylaws and post facto permission for the construction of one additional room in the back courtyard of EWS tenements and review of recommendations of building bylaws.

US Rotary team visits MC office
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — A five-member Rotary GSE team from the USA, led by Mr Earl Hale, today visited the Municipal Corporation office to acquaint themselves with the functioning of the office and to share their work experiences with the officials and councillors here.Top

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