Wednesday, January 24, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Local call up to 200 km from Jan 26
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — From January 25 midnight whole of Punjab — except Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ferozepore districts — will be accessible via local call and subscribers will not have to dial through STD lines.

Self-immolation by 20-year-old
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — A student committed suicide by setting himself on fire and two persons were hospitalised following accidents in the city today. One person was admitted to hospital after he consumed poison and three others were injured in quarrels. 

Madhoks were done to death on January 12, says kin
PANCHKULA, Jan 23 — While there are no clues to the double-murder of the Madhoks in Sector 2 discovered dead at their residence yesterday, investigations have revealed that it possibly took place on the night of January 12 and not January 10.

Quota for senior citizens in parking lots likely
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Claiming to be sensitive towards the problems faced by the senior citizens, the Chandigarh Police is reportedly planning to demarcate parking space for them in city markets and other public places, including hospital and bus-stands.

Officialese begins for five new sectors
SAS NAGAR, Jan 23 — The Punjab Government today decided to issue a gazette notification under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act for acquiring 1350 acres for five new sectors, located in the southern part of the town by February 7.



  One-day reprieve to Rajiv Colony residents
PANCHKULA, Jan 23 — Tension prevailed at Rajiv Colony in Sector 16, here today, with the arrival of staff of the enforcement wing, bulldozer and the police force on the scene to mow down what was left undone in the demolition drive on January 19.

Agitated residents of Rajiv Colony in Sector 16, Panchkula, protest against demolition in the colony by HUDA. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 
Agitated residents of Rajiv Colony in Sector 16, Panchkula, protest against demolition in the colony by HUDA.

1,500 pouches of liquor seized
KHARAR, Jan 23 — The Sohana police has arrested two persons and seized 1,500 pouches of liquor which was brought from Chandigarh in a Jeep (HR-01 E 1618). Mr G.P. Singh, SHO, said they were arrested yesterday and a case had been registered against them under the Excise Act. 



Central power from February 1
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — The union territory will start getting a share of power from central power projects from February 1. The total allocation made by the Union Power Ministry — of about 45 mega watt — will, however, be received from April 1 onwards. 

Common land issue: MC seeks probe
KHARAR, Jan 23 — The local Municipal Committee has demanded that the allotment of nearly 1,000 bighas of common land of Khanpur village, which falls in the Kharar municipal limits, should be cancelled and handed over to the committee.

Tributes paid to Netaji
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee celebrated the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chander Bose. Mr B.B Bahl, President, CTCC, highlighted his contributions towards the freedom struggle.

Technical snag eclipses KBC
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Popular game show on Star TV, Kaun Banega Crorepati was not beamed to a number of houses in the city and its adjoining townships tonight due to a technical snag leaving anxious viewers calling up newspaper offices and local cable operators to lodge protest.

MC officials told to be strict
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — The Chief Engineer, MC, Mr Puranjit Singh, today directed the officials of the departments concerned to adopt strict measures in checking the misuse of municipal land in the city, failing which necessary action will be taken against them.

Novelist honoured
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — A face-to-face programme with England-based Punjabi novelist Darshan Singh Dhir was organised by Postgraduate Punjabi Department at SGGS College, Sector 26, here today.



Girls perform in ‘Ek Mulaqaat’, a cultural programme, in the Law Auditorium of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Song and dance at Ek Mulaqaat
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Panjab University today witnessed a beautiful cultural performance at the Law Auditorium organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council. Students put in hard work in the staging of songs, dances and mimes.

Girls perform in ‘Ek Mulaqaat’, a cultural programme, in the Law Auditorium of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

‘It’s just cardboard’ moves children
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — “It’s just cardboard” proved to be more than just a plain production by a German theatre company. And the very fact that the presentation was lapped up by children, who happened to be the exclusive viewers of the show, reflected how intense the theme of the play was.

Eight selected for PG courses at GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Selections for the first batch of postgraduate students in four departments — anatomy, pathology, ophthalmology and anaesthesia — of the Government Medical College, Sector 32 were held, here today.

Seminar on advanced instrumentation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — A three-day national seminar on advanced instrumentation will be organised by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation in collaboration with the Central Instrumentation Laboratory, Panjab University, from January 29.


Three cops get 7-yr RI in theft case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Three Punjab police personnel were sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by the UT Additional District and Session Judge today, in a case of theft. Three constables of Punjab Police — Baljit Singh, Rajvinder Singh, Gurdas Chand were booked under three different cases of theft.

Stone crushers to have power till Jan 31
ZIRAKPUR, Jan 23 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board not to disconnect the power connections to different stone crushers in the Zirakpur area till January 31. The court has also granted approval of the change in user of the land in question for running the stone crushers.

Bail for three in jailbreak case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to three persons arrested in connection with the Burail jailbreak case.



Inspired by straight line
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — For Raminder Singh working on wood is a passion. And that he finds a lot of sense in the dead wood is clear from how he has breathed life into it. The creations in wood by Raminder, a marine man are up for sale at Art Folio in Sector 9.


‘Focus to be on biologically engineered drugs’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — In future, the focus from chemically synthesised drugs will shift to biologically engineered drugs, said Prof R.D. Kulkarni, a leading clinical pharmacologist from Mumbai.

2115 more get polio drops
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — On the third and final day of the round two of the pulse polio campaign, 2115 children were administered polio drops in a house-to-house campaign conducted by the Health Department in the city, here today.



Kailash, Rampal are best athletes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — Kailash and Rampal were declared overall best athletes in the Ist sports meet of Recruit Training Centre, organised at the Sector 26 police lines today. Earlier, Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, UT, inaugurated the meet and Mr B.S. Bassi, IG, UT, was the chief guest.


10 to get commendation certificates
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to award Commendation Certificates to outstanding persons from the city on the Republic Day function for their achievements in different fields.

Panel to supervise tree pruning
CHANDIGARH, Jan 23 — The UT Finance Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh at a meeting held here today with senior officials of the Administration and Corporation discussed the issue of tree pruning in the city.

AEO transferred?
SAS NAGAR, Jan 23 — Within five days of the division of work between the Executive Officer, Mr K.S. Brar and the Additional Executive Engineer, Mr Charanjeet Singh, of the local civic body, the Local Government Department today transferred the AEO to the Samrala civic body.Top

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