Wednesday, January 31, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



MC to take over water supply, sewerage
Hopeful of saving Rs 1 crore
SAS NAGAR, Jan 30 — With a view to cutting the expenditure on the maintenance of the public health works in the town, the SAS Nagar Municipal Council is planning to take over the water supply and sewerage from the Public Health Department, Punjab.

Help for quake-hit Gujarat continues
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Residents of Chandigarh and its surrounding areas are continuing their efforts to help those who have been affected by the earthquake in Gujarat. Cheques for Rs 33.24 lakh were presented to the UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), here today, as contributions towards the earthquake relief fund.

110 structures face demolition
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — Over 110 structures which have come up in violation of the Scheduled Road Act on the Pinjore-Nalagarh national highway 21A will be demolished by the Building and Roads wing of the Haryana Public Works Department.

More buses from Sec 43 ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Buses bound for Jalandhar, Batala, Amritsar, Jammu, Katra, Manali, Kullu, Nangal, Talwara via Ropar will originate from and terminate at the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 43 from 5 am to 8 pm from February 15. Enquiries can be made at telephone number 383453. Buses on this route will continue to originate from and terminate at the Sector 17 ISBT during night hours.



15 booked for defacing pillars
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Intensifying the drive against defacers, the Chandigarh police has booked as many as 15 advertisers and traders for hanging banners and pasting posters in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

Student commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — An 18-year-old Ram Darbar resident, Ranbhir Singh, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison this afternoon, while 25-year-old Pooja, a resident of the same colony, was admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital with serious burn injuries. Her saree had reportedly caught fire while she was cooking.



Region boys in Mr Grasim semis
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — As the contest for the much-vied title of Grasim Mr India 2001 draws nearer, those from the region have some news to feel rejoiced about. The core selection committee which met here to decide upon the names of those who will participate in the elaborate ceremony to be held on February 24 in Kolkata, has shortlisted two boys from Jalandhar and one from Hisar among the semi finalists.

Man ‘slips’ to death in bathroom
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The body of a Sector 38 resident kept lying in the bathroom of his house since Sunday night till it was discovered late in the evening today by occupants of the flat one floor up.

Truckers of city, Mohali head for confrontation
SAS NAGAR, Jan 30 — Truck operators of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar, who are in the business of supplying building material in the town, are heading for a confrontation with each other and the role of the local police in handling the crisis is being questioned.

Gandhi’s philosophy trickles down from the old generation to the young in the Sector 16 Gandhi Smarak Bhavan, Chandigarh. Safai abhiyan on Gandhi’s martyrdom day
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — The martyrdom day of Gandhiji was observed in a novel manner with the launching of safai abhiyan in the entire district with the officials of the district administration spearheading the drive here today.
Gandhi’s philosophy trickles down from the old generation to the young in the Sector 16 Gandhi Smarak Bhavan, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari




Rickshawpuller hurt
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Muni Ram, a rickshaw-puller, was injured after being hit by a scooter on the turn of Sectors 23 and 24, here yesterday. The victim was admitted to the PGI where his condition was reportedly stable. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.


100 students honoured
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — Over 100 students of the senior wing of DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, were honoured for achievement in the academics and cultural fields at the prize distribution function here.


High Court
Sadhu Singh is Zira MC Vice-President
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice V.S. Aggarwal today allowed the writ petition of Mr Sadhu Singh and other municipal councillors of Zira.

Forum penalises Amtex Suitings
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Amtex Suitings Private limited, Industrial Area, to pay a lumpsum compensation of Rs 500 to Ms Puneet Arora, a resident of Sector 9, for selling defective cloth.

Travel agency penalised
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Finding deficiency in service of Grand Travel Planner, Chandigarh, the UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II today directed it to pay compensation to a city resident for charging more money for cancellation of British Airways tickets.

Commission dismisses CHB’s appeal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — An appeal filed by the Chandigarh Housing Board against the order of the UT District Consumer Forum I, penalising the board for deficiency in service, was dismissed by the UT District Disputes Redressal Commission here today.



Sculptors get ready for creations
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — To call it a show with a difference would be an understatement of sorts. For this one is about creation in totality and about all the winged desires of an artist.


Legislation advocated to check noise pollution
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Experts in different disciplines of medicines discussed various topics related to disability management on the second day of the WHO workshop “Orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation”, organised by the Orthopaedics Department of the GMCH here today.

Young in grip of AIDS
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — More than half of the fresh cases of HIV-infection are detected in young people in developing countries. They acquire the virus through unprotective sex.



90 take part in golf meet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Over 90 golfers participated in the monthly medal round held at the Chandigarh Golf Club. The monthly round was for the gross winners and runner-up and for net winners and runner-up for all age groups.

School athletics meet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Mohinderjeet Kaur of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, secured first place in the 3000 metres event of the under-19 section of the UT Schools Athletics Meet held here today at Sports Complex, Sector 7. 


Admn looking for partner in hotel project
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The Chandigarh Administration is considering the possibility of entering into a partnership with a private party to launch a five-star-hotel project in the city. This is part of the strategy to promote tourism in Chandigarh.Top

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