Friday, January 26, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


Police raids hostels, guest houses, pubs, hotels; 16 arrested
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Leaving nothing to chance before the Republic Day celebrations, the Chandigarh police today arrested 16 persons after raiding hostels, guest houses, pubs, eating joints and hotels.

Manmeet PalManmeet Pal to be honoured
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — There is a time to take counsel to your fears; and there is a time to not listen to any.... Manmeet Pal Singh lives by the latter part of the statement, and that, despite the physical infirmity of deafness which he suffers from. 

20 persons to be honoured today
PANCHKULA, Jan 25 — The district will honour 20 persons for their outstanding contribution in different fields at the Republic Day function scheduled to be held in Sector 5.

Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy (preparatory school) celebrate Republic Day at their school on Thursday.
Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy (preparatory school) celebrate Republic Day at their school on Thursday. 
 — A Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari




Air Marshal K.S. BindraCity resident to get PVSM
Air Marshal K.S. Bindra, a city resident will be decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for rendering distinguished services of the most exceptional order. He is among two other IAF officers from Punjab who will also be decorated with the PVSM on Republic Day.

Cultural programmes mark R-Day festivities
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — It was a children's day all the way. As the curtains fell on the Republic Day celebrations by the UT Administration here at Tagore Theatre, faith in freedom of thought and expression was affirmed once again.

Jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh stolen
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Burglars decamped with jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh and cash after entering a house in Sector 15 late last night. Two cars were also stolen. Elsewhere in the city, a woman was arrested for allegedly stealing ‘iron material’ while a milk vendor was apprehended for reportedly carrying liquor bottles.

UT seeks hike in next year’s Budget
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — After generating an additional Rs 24 crore by way of revenue in the present financial year, the Chandigarh Administra-tion has requested the Union Finance Ministry to hike the same amount in the next Budget for better management of the city and its expenses.



Notice issued to CTU
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — To make necessary modifications in the steps of the fleet of buses so as to ensure safety and convenience of the commuters, the UT Judicial Magistrate, Mr Phalit Sharma, today issued a notice to the Director and General Manager of the UT Chandigarh Transport Undertaking and Chandigarh Administration, through its Secretary, for May 12, on the public interest litigation filed by the Lawyers for Human Rights International through its president.

GCM accepts Major Bhatnagar’s plea
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The plea seeking a bar on his trial filed by Major Maneesh Bhatnagar was accepted today by the General Court Martial trying him for willful disobedience of lawful command.

Decorated Major lands in Tihar
Nabbed on Rajdhani with fake travel card
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — A gallantry award winner but dismissed from the Army after a General Court Martial was apprehended at the New Delhi railway station on January 23 minutes after he boarded the Mumbai-bound Rajdhani Express in AC 2-tier with an “allegedly fraudulently obtained free travel card".


Rotary Club donates van to seva society
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The two-day Rotary district 3080 conference ' Chetna' which will be held on January 27 and 28 will be inaugurated by the UT Administrator and Punjab governor, Lt Gen ( retd) JFR Jacob, at the Panjab University, Law auditorium Mr ranjit Bhatia, District governor of Rotary district 3080 said at a press conference held at the Golf club today.

Home Guard dies as mercury dips
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The cold wave sweeping the northwest region continued unabated in the plains of Punjab and adjoining areas in Haryana and claimed one more life while it further tightened its noose in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours.

Heads of MC sub-committees elected
BJP councillors stay away from elections
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The councillors who had filed their nominations for the post of chairman and deputy chairman of the three MC sub-committees, namely the Apni mandi, Electricity Committee and Arts, Culture and Sports Committee were elected unopposed in the elections held today at the MC office. 

Stamp, road in Musafir’s memory
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Ministry of Communications, Government of India, will release a special stamp in memory of Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir, a former Chief Minister of Punjab, a writer of eminence and an MP, in the Central Hall of Parliament on January 27. 

Sewage treatment plant demonstrated
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — A demonstration to illustrate the working of captive sewage treatment plants, based on fab reactor technology was given by a Pune-based firm at the office of the Municipal Corporation here yesterday.

270 poor persons get blankets
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — As many as 270 old, poor, sick and helpless persons were the lucky beneficiaries of a social service drive undertaken by the Weekly Kirtan Satsang Chandigarh on Tuesday night.

Sahitya Akademi to launch Web site
PANCHKULA, Jan 25 — Involvement of the Information Technology Department by launching of a Web site would be undertaken by the Haryana Sahitya Akademi. This was stated by the Director, Mr Chander Trikha, who took charge, here today.



Man commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — A 26-year-old Sector 43 resident, Amarjit Singh, hanged himself to death late last night. The reason behind his taking the extreme step was yet to ascertained.



PU to conduct CET
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Panjab University has been authorised by the UT Administration to conduct the Common Entrance Test for the session 2001-2002, an official press note stated here today.

Plea to upgrade BCA course
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — A Coordination Committee of the Bachelor of Computer Applications has urged the Punjab Technical University authorities to upgrade the BCA three-year degree course to four-year degree course to make it relevant to the requirement of the market.

GMCH hostel inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Chandigarh Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob inaugurated the Rs 7.5-crore GMCH hostel here today. The nurses’ hostel has 208 rooms, the doctors’ hostel has single-room accommodation for 80 residents and the students’ hostel has accommodation for 45 boys and girls each.


Forest company to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The UT District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum II, has allowed the complaint of a Panchkula resident, and directed the Managing Director of the of the G P Forest Development to pay compensation to the complainant.

Jerath case: court reserves order
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved his order on former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath’s petition seeking a CBI probe into the FIR No 1 and 2 registered against him on March 15 and July 8, respectively, last year, by the Vigilance Burean of UT.

Bail plea dismissed in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) today dismissed the bail application moved by a city resident, Maninder Kaur, in a cheating and forgery case. The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 494 of the Indian Penal Code on January 8, on the complaint of Tajinder Singh.



Architects for PGI project okayed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The PGI has finalised a list of architects, civil engineers and other allied service providers for the Advanced Eye Care Centre at a meeting of the project committee of the PGI Engineering Department held at the institute yesterday. 



Abhinav to be honoured


Sarangpur land being acquired for special project
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Chandigarh Administration is acquiring 104 acres of "for development of a complex for important projects’’ Sarangpur village located on the western boundary of the Union Territory.

Annuity as monthly allowance
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Chandigarh Administration has converted the annuity being paid to gallantry awardees and holders of other decorations into monthly allowance. It has also modified the provisions in respect to those who have been decorated with the PVSM, AVSM and VSM.Top

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