Thursday, February 8, 2001,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


‘School well equipped’
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, has a well equipped chemistry laboratory, the school Principal, Mrs Rajesh Minhas, said when contacted by Chandigarh Tribune to know about the facilities to teach science in the school.

She showed glass beakers, conical flasks, glass rods, funnels and measuring cylinders that were available to the students to perform experiments. She said that due to the old fashioned structure of the laboratory and safety requirements students were allowed in batches of 20 each. For heating chemicals they have a heater and spirit lamps. However, the gas plant of the school is out of order for the past several years, she admitted.


PECFEST from March 16
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — PECFEST, jointly organised by Punjab Engineering College, the CII and the Chandigarh Administration, will be held on the PEC campus between March 16 and 18. To ensure the smooth conduct of the event, the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, has formed a coordination committee consisting of the Principal, Mr R.S. Gupta, the Director (IT), Mr Vivek Atray, the Director, Technical Education, Mr Chandra shekhar, the Additional Director(IT), Prof S.C.Dhawan, and the Executive Officer, Ms Sumeet Singh. 


Charges framed against local SAD chief

From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, today framed charges against, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, local unit, Gurpartap Singh Riar, in a case of defamation.

The complainant, Ms Harjinder Kaur, a former Deputy Mayor, had filed a complaint before the court on November 19, 1999, under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code. The complainant had alleged that Partap Singh Riar, had defamed her by saying that she had illicit relations with senior Akali Dal leaders and a former minister.

The Magistrate observed that a prima facie case for the commission of offence punishable under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code was made out against the accused, and charge framed against the accused to which he did not plead guilty. The Magistrate adjourned the case for June 5, for the evidences of the complaint.

Bail refused

The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar, dismissed the anticipatory bail plea moved by three residents of Ludhiana, in a dowry death case. The three — Gurvinder Singh, Gurdip Kaur, and Sarabjit Singh — had moved the bail plea under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The case against the accused had been registered under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code in Sector 19 police Station, on January 30. The complainant, brother of the deceased, Mr Sukhwinder Singh, had stated in the complaint that his sister Amarpreet Kaur, was married to Gurvinder Singh.

It was alleged that accused had harassed her sister and had demanded dowry. It was further alleged that the accused had abused her sister on phone on December 14 and as result of that, the deceased consumed liquor and later died in the Sector 32 hospital.

Plea dismissed

The UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C Godara, dismissed the anticipatory bail plea moved by Manwinder Singh, in a case of dowry harassment and Criminal Breach of Trust. The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 406, 498A/and 34 of the Indian Penal Code in Sector 36 police station.

It was stated in the complaint that Hardeep Kohli was married to Manwinder Singh. It was alleged that the dowry was entrusted to the accused and the co-accused. The accused was not happy with the dowry articles and started harassing the complainant for bringing more dowry. On October 22, the complainant demanded dowry articles from the accused, but he refused to return these. The judge observed that there were specific allegations against the accused. Therefore, the accused could not be granted bail.

Bail granted

The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) granted bail to a owner of Music Centre, booth number 135, Sector 20-A, Sanjeev Kumar, in a case under the Copy Right Act, 1957.

The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 51, 52-A, 63 and 68-A of the Copy Right Act, in Sector 19, police station on the complainant of the manager of T-series, Mr Gurcharan Singh.

It was alleged that the police had recovered 96 pirated audio CDs from the accused. The accused was granted bail on furnishing bond of Rs 20,000 and surety of same amount.

6-month RI

The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms Ritu Bahl, today sentenced six-month rigorous imprisonment to Uma Jolly, in a cheque- bounce case.

The complainant, Madhur Kunj Company, had alleged that the accused had taken a loan from the company. The accused had issued a cheque for Rs 25,000 to the company, which bounced at the State Bank of India branch in the PGI.


Baring bitter truths of life
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Canvases may suggest a world of emotions, but they seem to speak up very rarely. And on these rare occasions they underline the honesty of the creator who, for once, has risen above the formality of calculation and has just “created” — administering art in true sense of the word.

One such honest collection of drawings was in evidence at the gallery of Punjab Kala Bhawan today. Mounted on the walls of this gallery are a host of emotions drawn in black and white by Madan Lal who delves deep into life and seeks to unravel its spirit, so red in tooth and claw. So there are works which mature from frame to frame. Where one idea concentrates on depicting the pain of existence, the other goes a step further and reflects another truth — that of growing from the ashes.

There is thus a balance and harmony, not just in concepts of drawings but also in themes. Another striking feature of Madan’s works is earthiness. He does not guard against conscious feelings and depicts them with great sincerity. Three of his works bare a strong desire to seek solace in the womb, in its silence. There are other frames where he portrays one man in his various shades.

The artist has a great ability to work on almost all fears and apprehensions a man faces in his inward journey. He draws the feeling of rootlessness in one stroke and asserts the power of hope in yet another. So there is an amazing balance. 


Gurdas Mann nite to raise funds
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — A Gurdas Mann nite will be organised at the Sector 42 Sports Complex by the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with the STRIDES, an event management company, on March 3 in the aid of the earthquake victims of Gujarat.

According to a press note, the Punjabi singer, moved by the plight of earthquake victims, has volunteered to sing with a view to raise the funds for victims. The UT Red Cross and the STRIDES have appealed to citizens and business houses to come forward to make the event a success.

Meanwhile, employees, officers and councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to contribute Rs 10.62 lakh for the relief fund. The Samaj Sudhar Sabha, Chandigarh, has contributed 400 women and 300 men suits, 500 blankets, two quintals of rice and wheat flour and 50 kg of dal for the victims.

In a noble gesture, the Lions Gujarat Committee has adopted 25 villages in the Bachau taluka and contributed Rs 17.1 crore. Similarly, the Lions International Fund and Japan Lions have pledged to contribute $1.53 million and $ 1 million, respectively, according to a press note here.

Similarly, staff and students and the management of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, sector 35-B, has contributed Rs 51,000 for the fund. The Chandigarh unit of the CITU and the Punjab Chandigarh Medical and Sale Representatives Union donated Rs 1.3 lakh and 55 cases of living-saving drugs.

In Patiala the Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha announced that it had applied to adopt 15 orphan girls, besides donating Rs 50,000. The sister organisation of the sabha, which is running a Bal Niketan in which 40 female orphans were residing, was also sending Rs 40,000 for the quake victims.

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