Monday, February 5, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Sant Waryam Singh flags off 16 relief trucks for Gujarat
, Feb 4 — A team of 80 volunteers of the Vishav Gurmat Roohani Mission Charitable Trust ( Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara) was flagged off in 16 trucks by the head of the mission Sant Waryam Singh here this morning. 

Relief sent back
SAS NAGAR : AT least 20 trucks of relief material that were sent to Gujarat from Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur and Ludhiana districts, have been sent back by the local Sub-divisional Magistrate and Nodal Officer.
A convoy of trucks carrying relief material for earthquake victims being flagged off by Sant Waryam Singh at Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara on Sunday.
A convoy of trucks carrying relief material for earthquake victims being flagged off by Sant Waryam Singh at Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Pre-fabricated structures, tents to be airlifted today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4—The SDM (East), Mr Ganesh Bharti, will carry 200 tents and 60 pre-fabricated structures to Gujarat. The material will be airlifted by the Indian Air Force to Bhuj tomorrow.

First quake victim comes to GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Manjit Singh is relieved to be in Chandigarh following the earthquake which destroyed his home and transport business in Gandidham, Gujarat.




Dowry death: victim’s kin for punishing guilty
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4— The bhog ceremony of 30- year old Tikapreet Kaur, a city resident who fell prey to dowry greed was held here this morning.

College principals’ recruitment
Admn not following UGC recommendations 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The recruitment rules followed by the Chandigarh Administration to select principals for its government colleges seem to be grossly out of tune with the norms laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC). 

THE sanctity of the National Anthem was sacrificed at the altar of politics by the ruling Congress and opposition BJP-SAD councillors in the special meeting of the Municipal Corporation on January 29. While the BJP-SAD councillors insisted on pressing their demand for dissolving the committees by division of votes , the Mayor adjourned the meeting in the resulting pandemonium and the sudden playing of the National Anthem took everyone by surprise.



Consumers complain to MC about water meters
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Some consumers have written to the Municipal Corporation, alleging that irregularities are being committed by some MC employees in the installation of new water meters. The MC has asked all consumers to purchase their own water meters and inform the authorities, so that these can be installed before March 31.


Man stabbed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — A resident of Sector 39 was brutally stabbed by a relation, Chaman and three others near Pulsora Colony late this evening. It is learnt that the victim was going on his bicycle when he was stalled by the accused. 

2 hurt in mishaps
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Two persons were injured in two separate accidents in the city this morning. Sheela Devi, a resident of Sector 22, was hit by a car this morning . She was admitted to the PGI.


‘Laser promises new vistas in science’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — “Theory indicates development of new versions of laser which promise new vistas in science”, said Prof B.M. Deb, Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, while talking to The Tribune on the concluding day of the three-day conference organised by the Chemical Research Society of India, here today.


HUDA ordered to pay compensation
PANCHKULA, Feb 4 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to pay interest compensation at the rate of 12 per cent from the date of deposit till offer of possession and waive off interest on delayed payment to Mr B.S. Dhillon, a resident of Delhi.

Six months RI for adulteration
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, yesterday sentenced Kumar Chand and Vinod Kumar to six months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.

  • NDPS case

  • Remand for four

Phone consumer's plea upheld
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II, has allowed the complaint of city resident and directed the District Manager Telecom to reframe the bills in accordance with the calling pattern.


Festival of Tibet leaves mark
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The closing day of the Festival of Tibet saw the monks and children performing six traditional dances of the land for about 500 visitors.While cultural performances were being staged all through the day, the formal ceremony of closing had a rich treat for the gathering which was more than just pleased to witness the show. 


St Stephen’s boys win six-a-side hockey meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The six-a-side hockey tournament for school boys of Chandigarh and its periphery concluded today in the Sector 41 Shivalik Public School. The tournament was organised by an Indian hockey portal promoted by Sandeep Mishra, a journalist.

  • TT meet


Power meters to be replaced
PANCHKULA, Feb 4 — The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has decided to privatise the work of bill-distribution and meter-reading in this financial year and introduce paging services for receiving public complaints.

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