Thursday, January 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Red alert sounded in city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Admitting threat by terrorist outfits, the Chandigarh police today sounded red alert in the city. It will continue till the Republic Day celebrations end. The police has also asked hospital authorities to remain attentive for meeting any eventuality during the Republic Day celebrations.

Security checks inside (left) outside the Sector 17 Parade Ground, Chandigarh.

Security checks inside (left) and outside the Sector 17 Parade Ground, Chandigarh. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

Thieves rob 3 houses in 2 hrs
PANCHKULA, Jan 24 — In a daring attempt, five youths burgled three houses in about two hours’ time last night at Manav colony in Saketri village, spreading fear and panic among the residents who the blamed the inadequate security arrangements for ‘‘two hours of terror’’.

Berserk bull injures 4-year-old boy
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A four-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a bull, while five others were hospitalised following accidents. Elsewhere in the city, a Bapu Dham colony resident was allegedly beaten up before her gold ornaments and cash were reportedly taken away.




Move to evict migrants
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The three community centres in Sectors 20, 29 and 40, occupied by Kashmiri migrants for the past many years, will soon be vacated. An intimation to this effect has been received by the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, from the UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar.

Route to railway station bumpy?
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided that an alternative route to the railway station which snakes through the crowded Industrial Area, phase I, will now be the main route. By the end of March the existing main access from the Chandigarh - Panchkula road traffic lights to reach the station will be closed down. However, the option to go all the way to the traffic lights at the housing board chowk at Panchkula and then take a ‘U’ turn towards the station will be available.

Complainant lands in the soup
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Apprehension of an employee, who had allegedly decamped with Rs 10 lakh belonging to a local trader, has led to the detection of concealment of income totalling several crores of rupees.

Puri’s secy’s promotion undone
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The out-of-turn promotion given to the personal secretary to the former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof M.M. Puri, has been struck down by the special committee studying the issue.

GCM overrules Bhatnagar’s plea
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — With the general court martial overruling Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar’s special plea challenging the jurisdiction of the court today, the accused officer raised a plea seeking a bar on the trial.



Housing society head’s clarification
SAS NAGAR, Jan 24 — In connection with the case of the alleged involvement of a former president of the SCL Employees Cooperative House Building Society, Amritpal Singh in withdrawing a sum of Rs 43 lakh from the account of the society, the former president yesterday said the amount had been withdrawn as per the rules.

Community centres to maintain separate accounts
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The accounts of the membership fee collected in various community centres of the Municipal Corporation will now be maintained separately. A directive to this effect has been issued by the Chief Accounts Officer. 

Jacob apprised of city problems
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Two Congress councillors, Ms Kamlesh and Ms Suneeta, met the UT Administrator and Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, today to discuss various public issues with him.

CBI conducts raids
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A special team of the Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids in Chandigarh and Ludhiana today. In Chandigarh, the CBI team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, K.N. Gupta raided both offices and residence of a local businessman. 

Computerised tehsil office inaugurated
PANCHKULA, Jan 24 — The Chief Secretary of haryana, Mr L.M Goyal, inaugurated the computerised tehsil office in the district secretariat in Sector 1, here today. With the computerisation of the office under the HARIS system, accurate calculation of stamp duty, simplification of registration process, generation of MIS reports for monitoring and enhanced speed in the disposal of cases would be made available to the public.

CM lays stone of Sinchai Bhavan
PANCHKULA, Jan 24 — The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of the Sinchai Bhawan to be constructed at a cost of Rs 12.38 crore in an area of 2.55 acres in Sector 5, here today.

Kundis removed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A team of the electricity department today removed unauthorised power connections (kundi connections) servicing about 2,500 jhuggies in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony located south of Sector 49.



80 kg poppy husk seized
KHARAR, Jan 24 — The CIA staff of Kharar has arrested Irshad Mohammad of UP following the recovery of 80 kg poppy husk from his possession. While talking to this correspondent here today Mr Sarabjit Singh, in charge CIA, Kharar, said the suspect was caught red handed yesterday near Kailon village on Kharar-Banur road.

Two youths held on theft charge
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Craze for electronic gadgets landed two youths into police net, here yesterday. They allegedly snatched a mobile phone set from two girls on Thursday. They were sent to police remand by a court here today.


150 students take part in GCE competitions
, Jan 24 — More than 150 students from 11 colleges of education from Punjab and Chandigarh participated in various competitions organised at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here yesterday.

Over 1 cr in PU’s Youth Welfare Centre’s savings
, Jan 24 — In a rare situation, the Panjab University Youth Welfare Centre has savings of over Rs 1 crore in the corpus fund. The situation is interesting, particularly before the new financial year, when the university administration works to ensure government funds for salaries and other projects.

Registrar seeks details on PU funds
, Jan 24 — Misappropriation of Panjab University funds in the past continues to rake up controversy with a letter of the Registrar asking certain Fellows to provide additional information, if any, on the issue of funds.

Exam for posts of lecturer
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The written examination for posts of Lecturer in History and Home Science (school cadre) in the Education Department will be held on March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at various centres at Panchkula.

DAV college team wins quiz contest
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The team from the local DAV College, Sector 10, won the quiz contest organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council as a part of an interaction programme here today.

Seminar on adolescent problems
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A seminar, Lions Quest, regarding adolescent problems was held yesterday at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, in association with the International Association of Lions Clubs 321-F, Region-I.


Jail Supdt summoned on convicts’ release
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today summoned the Superintendent of Jails, Patiala, to be present in court on February 5 with record about the release of three convicts on remission.

Anticipatory bail granted
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The UT Additional and District Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, today granted anticipatory bail to a city resident, Tajeshwar Singh, in a case of cheating and counterfeiting currency notes.

Forum directs MD to pay relief
, Jan 24 — The UT District Consumer Forum-II has allowed the complaint of a city resident and directed the Managing Director of the G.P Forest Development to pay compensation to the complainant, in a case of none payment of the maturity value on various deposited amounts.

Court notice to Sector 9 Vivek school principal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge today issued notice to the Principal of Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School in Sector 9, Ms Sharda Dutt, besides a partner of the school, Ms Sunaiyna Dass, for February 8.

Anandgarh hatao body chief booked
KHARAR, Jan 24 — The Kharar police has submitted a charges-sheet against the president and secretary of the Anandgarh Hatao Sangharsh Committee and four others in the court of Ms Neelam Arora, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, for allegedly threatening and attacking a sarpanch and her husband on July 27, 2000. 



A conquest by shadow
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — It was performing art at its very best. So much so that the auditorium of Government College of Art, Sector 10, which happened to be the envied venue for an unusually-exciting performance by a French duo.

French artistes Frederic Herrera and Christopher Trainean present ‘The Burrow’  a dance drama show based on a novel by Kafka at the Government College of Art auditorium, Sector 10, on Wednesday.
French artistes Frederic Herrera and Christopher Trainean present ‘The Burrow’ — a dance drama show based on a novel by Kafka at the Government College of Art auditorium, Sector 10, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photos


Doctors examine Ranbaxy workers
SAS NAGAR, Jan 24 — At present the biggest challenge is that other nations are trying to dump products in India to overpower the industry here. To fight the challenge, the industry has to be made stronger and workers physically fit and mentally alert.

‘Number of diabetic patients on the rise’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — As many as five crore people in the country suffer from diabetes, out of which about 90 per cent, if not attended to in time, are certain to develop diabetic retinopathy, said Dr R. Kumar, President of the Ophthalmology Society of Chandigarh, while speaking about the forthcoming annual conference of the society on January 28, here today.

Grant for birth defect surgery project
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Rotary Foundation has sanctioned $ 10,000 as match grant for a project to undertake birth defect surgery. Of this, $ 2,500 each will be donated by Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik and a Rotary Club in another country, while $ 5,000 will be donated by the foundation. 

PGI Engineering Dept set for cadre review
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Engineering Department of the PGI is all set for a cadre review. This will not only streamline the procedure of promotions but will also put an end to stagnation at different levels in the cadre.



Ball badminton trial on Feb 2


Scheme to rehabilitate auto mechanics
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Chandigarh Administration has finalised a revised scheme for the rehabilitation of auto mechanics and auto spare part shop owners in Sectors 38 and 48 here.

Mayor wants pending works completed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal today visited the community centre in Sector 38 and parks in other parts of the sector. He directed the officials accompanying him to complete the pending works at the earliest.

Land row: MC, club lock horns
SAS NAGAR, Jan 24 — Utter confusion prevails over the ownership of over 2 acres of prime land, allotted to the Country Club in ELTOP complex here by the Punjab State Electronics Development and Production Corporation.Top

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