Saturday, February 17, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



20 pc of city residents pay taxes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Chandigarh has one of the highest percentage of income tax payers as per population in the country. About 20 per cent of the city’s population pays taxes while the all India ratio is just 2.3 per cent. A whopping Rs 245 crore was collected as net taxes last year from about 2 lakh income tax payees in the city.

Students of the DAV organisations take out a procession on the occasion of the 177th birth anniversary of Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati in Chandigarh on Friday.
 — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Special buses for students by CTU 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Chandigarh Transport Undertaking has decided to run special buses for students of Panjab University, colleges and schools of the city.

Teenage suicides common during exam days
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Her mother was surprised when Anubha suddenly started showing signs of psychological depression. The cheerful 15-year-old student of Class X, till now, had always been at the forefront in games as well as in studies.



UT to get Rs 20 cr additional revenue
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, today communicated to the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), saying that Chandigarh will be getting Rs 20 crore as additional revenue in the next financial year, that is 2001-2002.

HFCL to support PU R&D projects
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Himachal Furturistic Company Limited will support the R&D projects of Panjab University besides offering scholarships to deserving students, Group Chairman of the HFCL, Mr Mahendra Nahata, said here today.

Quake: need for information management system
CHANDIGARH, February 16 — Involvement of quake victims both in their rehabilitation and relocation through village-level committees and putting in place a proper information management system for relief distribution are some of the important issues which the Gujarat Government must address itself while handling the aftermath of the January 26 earthquake in the state.


Disabilities to be listed in census
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Acting on the request of Union Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, the ongoing census operations will list disabilities of persons.

Sant Waryam Singh for survey-based relief
CHANDIGARH, February 16 — A survey-based efficient delivery system can provide immediate and meaningful relief for the rehabilitation of the victims of any disaster, says Sant Waryam Singh, founder of the Vishav Gurmat Ruhani Mission, suggesting close involvement of village elders or other respectable persons in the system.

TA officers to be attached to Army units
CHANDIGARH, February 16 — To overcome the huge gap in training and to inculcate leadership qualities, officers commissioned into the Territorial Army will be attached to the regular Army units on a long-term basis.

Martyr’s spirit kept undying
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — There is little you can say about a person who sacrificed his life fighting for the nation 35 years ago. But you can say a lot about his brother who donated a cheque of Rs 1 lakh for the Gujarat quake victims. The cheque was handed over to him just last year as a token of gratitude by the Indian Air Force for his younger brother’s supreme sacrifice in the 1965 Indo-Pak war. A former Director General of Police, Haryana, Mr S.S Brar came to the Tribune office yesterday to hand over this cheque to the Editor, which will go towards the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.


  • Dead phones of Panchkula
  • Road widening

  • Panchkula Prevent Anandgarh

Dharna against anti-encroachment drive
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — To protest against the anti-encroachment drive jointly carried out by the Enforcement Wing of the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation yesterday, the furniture market in Sector 34 remained closed for the entire day today.

Earthquake relief fund
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Responding to the appeal by the Punjab Governor the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), contributions continued to pour for the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund-Gujarat.

Selling of commercial sites flayed
PANCHKULA, Feb 16 — Members of the Panchkula Welfare Federation have flayed the authorities for selling of commercial sites in Sector 20 without developing them. Members of the federation said that the commercial plots were put in open auction at Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula and that the reserve price was fixed on the basis of average prices fetched in the last auction. The authorities have now changed the practice of fixation of reserve prices which have resulted heavy losses to Haryana Urban Development Authorities, the federation, alleged.

Councillors plan dharna on tariff hike
SAS NAGAR, Feb 16 — Municipal councillors opposed to the ruling group in the local civic body have decided to organise a dharna by residents if the hike in the water and sewerage charges in the town is not withdrawn.

ITBP to host wireless meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Indo-Tibetan Border Police is hosting the new millennium All-India Police Wireless Meet-2001 from February 21 to 23 at the Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, near here.

Move to tax PF withdrawals criticised
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Association of Senior Audit Officers and Audit Officers of the office of the AG (Audit), Punjab, today criticised the Central Government’s proposal to tax the PF withdrawals at the 30 per cent.

Cops rewarded
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The special investigation team formed by the city police to solve the murder of Mr H.S. Brar, a resident of Sector 44, have been sanctioned commendation certificates with a cash reward for solving the murder within 24 hours by the UT Inspector General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi.

Sachdeva enters poll arena
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Nominations opened today for the annual elections of the President and other office-bearers of the Chandigarh Club slated for March 3.

City resident wins Rs 10,000
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The treasure hunt organised on the occasion of Valentine’s Day by local advertisers has proved to be a big hit among the youngsters. The hunt was meant for the people of Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali and it began from a restaurant in Mani Majra.

Quiz on films on Feb 18
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandi-garh, is organising a quiz on films in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, on February 18 at 10 a.m.

BSNL cables damaged
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 —The Assistant Manager (South) of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, today complained that their cable in Industrial Area, Phase I on Plots No. 127 and 128 had been damaged by Spectra Punjab Projects, while laying their underground cable.

Body found in Sukhna Lake
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The body of an 18-year-old boy was taken out from Sukhna Lake by the police after it was discovered by some evening walkers. The deceased was identified Mukesh Bhandari, a resident of Sector 7.


Nazeem gets police remand
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Judicial Magistrate Mr Pushwinder Singh, has remanded the notorious gangster, Nazeem, who was arrested in a joint operation by the Rishikesh and Chandigarh police in Mani Majra last evening, in police custody for four days.

Maruti car stolen
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — At least three cases of theft have been reported in separate incidents in the past 24 hours. A Maruti car (CH-03-9111) was stolen from the parking of the DC office in Sector 17 at about 2.30 p.m. yesterday.The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC on the complaint of the owner, Charandeep Singh.

Notorious history sheeter from Uttar Pradesh, Nazeem, being taken by the police to the district courts in Chandigarh on Friday.
Notorious history sheeter from Uttar Pradesh, Nazeem, being taken by the police to the district courts in Chandigarh on Friday.
 — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
  • Liquor smugglers held

  • Eve-teaser booked

  • Man commits suicide

  • Two injured

  • Youth drowned


150 children awarded for painting prowess
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — About 150 children were awarded prizes for their painting prowess on the occasion of the regional and state-level prize distribution function organised by Camlin India here today. The show, dedicated to Help Age India, had two themes for each work of art — grandparents and smile.

MCA students win A.C. Bali contest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — More than 30 students from various colleges of the region participated in the K.K. Grover and A. C. Bali memorial declamation contest organised by Panjab University’s Hindi Department at Gandhi Bhavan here today.

Cultural programme by students
PANCHKULA, Feb 16 — A cultural programme was presented by class XI and XII students of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, to mark the farewell party here today.


Tracing roots of creativity with London-based artists
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — It was a day deliberation on sensitive issues concerning the field of art. Talking about the real purpose of art and the inspirations behind creative works were two friends from London, who have been pursuing the cause of art for a long time now.


Research holds promise in prostate cancer treatment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Each year in USA, about 1,85,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed and about 40,000 patients die due to the disease. Because of the use of widespread screening methods in the USA and other western countries, about 60 per cent of the patients are diagnosed while the cancer is at an early, treatable stage, say Dr Satish M. Sood and Dr Charles W. Slattery, from the Department of Biochemistry, Lopma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA.

Microbial testing seminar from Feb 18
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — In tropical countries like India where more than 70 percent of the diseases are caused by infections, good and timely microbial testing form the backbone of diagnosis and treatment.

Saga of ‘Simran the Great’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Simran Gandhi, an eight-year old and a student of Class III of St Theresa’s Convent School, Karnal, has been conferred with Jevan Shakti Award by Cancer Sahayta Sahyog, a voluntary organisation dedicated to the cause of helping cancer patients.

2 PGI doctors honoured by MCI
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — For their outstanding work in the field of medical research, two PGI doctors, Prof S.M.Bose, Head, Department of Surgery, Additional Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, have been given awards by the Medical Council of India.


New SAI regional director takes charge
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — “My first priority will be to rebuild confidence and boost the sagging morale of employees”, said Mr Jasbir Singh, who took over Regional Director of the Sports Authority of India, Sector 42. Mr Jasbir Singh was till now, working as Director (Administration) at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Thoungamba declared best athlete
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 —Thoungamba, a BA IIIrd year student, was declared best athlete in the annual athletic meet of the Government College for Boys, Sector 11, held today at the college premises. Wg Cdr Satish Bhatia, former international badminton player, gave away the prizes. He called upon the youth to take active interest in sports and develop stamina and agility. Earlier Dr S.N. Singla, Principal of the college, welcomed the chief guest.


Jacob orders registration of salesmen
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The UT Administrator, Lieut Gen. J.F.R Jacob (retd), today directed the Deputy Commissioner to make mandatory registration of various salespersons operating in different sectors to sell services and other goods.


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