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.
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.
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.
NEWS: PUBLIC RESPONSE
Martyr’s spirit kept
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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