Tuesday, February 20, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



New official to probe Jerath case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — On former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath’s petition seeking probe by the CBI into two cases registered against him, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the transfer of investigations in an FIR from Inspector Gurdial Singh of the Vigilance Bureau to OSD Vigilance Inspector P.L. Chauhan.

Move to ban plying of trucks in city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — In a significant move the Chandigarh Administration is all set to ban plying of trucks on several city roads. This is aimed at easing congestion on the roads and also reducing pollution levels. A notification in this regard is expected by tomorrow.

HUDA told to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19— The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a resident of Delhi.

Police hunt for Pruthi murderers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — After a sleepless night, the police is on the trail of the killers of Pruthi Singh, a resident of Sector 10, here who was stabbed to death by three labourers working in her house last night.

Phones in Sec 44, 45 out of order
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Hundreds of phones in Sectors 45 and 44 are lying out of order and the local office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has laid the blame on the Municipal Corporation.


  Many versions of minaret incident
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Mr R.T. Jindal, Director, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, today denied that a minaret had fallen, injuring three children yesterday.


Villagers resent removal of dung heaps
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 19 — Resentment prevailed among residents of Chhat village, about 3 km from here, on the removal of cow-dung heaps along the village link road by the panchayat. The panchayat had removed the heaps on Sunday noon.

Dogra Regiment reunion
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The Dogra Regiment is organising its 12th post-war reunion at the Dogra Regimental Centre, Faizabad, on February 23 and 24. The reunion is coinciding with the regiment’s 23rd Battalion Commanders Biennial Conference.

Suppressed desires promises to be exciting
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — English theatre has never really picked up in the city, probably because there are not many people involved with it. Whatever little activity one witnesses in this direction is courtesy, Chandigarh Amateur Dramatic Society. After Black Comedy, the last production by the CADS team, three CADS members are at it again. But this time they have chosen to get beyond CADS and have an independent production titled “Suppressed Desires”.

Nominations close for Chandigarh Club poll
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The closing of nominations for the posts of president vice-president and eight executive members saw Mr Ravinder Chopra, a lawyer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today file his papers for the post of president of the Chandigarh Club, which goes to the poll on March 3. With this, a total of three candidates have filed nominations for the post of president, including Mr Amarjit Singh Sethi and Mr R.S Sachdeva, who filed their papers yesterday.

Shivratri procession taken out
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — A colourful Shivratri procession was taken out here today. The procession, which started from the Sri Sanatan Dharam Temple in Sector 28, passed through Sectors 27,29,18,8 and 10 before culminating at the Sri Sanatan Dharam, Sector 11. Colourful jhankies, showing legends associated with the lives of Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati, were the highlights of the procession.

Shivratri procession being taken out in Chandigarh on Monday. 
— A Tribune photo

Shivratri procession being taken out in Chandigarh on Monday.

Reduce hike in water, sewerage charges: councillors
SAS NAGAR, Feb 19 — Municipal councillors owing allegiance to the ruling group met the president here today to demand reduction in the hike in water and sewerage charges in the town.


Home Guard jawan booked
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The local police booked a Home Guard jawan on the charges of obstructing a government employee in carrying out his official duty, here yesterday. According to police sources, Mr Gurpal Singh, a bus conductor of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, complaint that Kuldip Singh, quarreled with him in the bus (Route No. 31) and thus obstructed him from performing the duty.

  • Case registered

  • Theft case

  • Three arrested

Intruder identified
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Sources in the Police Department claim that the identity of the youth who had intruded in one of the Panjab University girls’ hostel on the night of February 14 has been “established”.


8 more Pvt bodies to tend roundabouts
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh ( MCC) has offered the development and maintenance of as many as eight roundabouts in the city to those corporate houses, who had evinced interest in sprucing these up. However, the same will be formally handed over to them on the first-come-first -served basis.


Cyanide 2001 begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Cyanide 2001, the annual festival of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, took off to a colourful start at a local music store here today.

Non-school going kids to be identified
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Stage is all set for conducting a survey to identify all non-school going children under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan project by next week. The children between the age group of 6 to 14 years will be concentrated upon.

Results of STSE 2000
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The Regional Officer, CBSE, Mr Y.R. Sachdeva, today gave away prizes to winners of the STSE 2000, School Science and Mathematics Contest organised by the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here.


6-month RI for selling adulterated drinks
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, has sentenced Prem Parkash, a resident of Burail, to six months’ rigorous imprisonment under the Food Adulteration Act.

  • Bail granted

  • Cheating case

Club poll case adjourned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — A local court today adjourned the case pertaining to the grant of ad interim injunction restraining the defendants from holding the Chandigarh Club elections, proposed to be held on March 3. The complainants had appealed to the court to restrain the defendants from including the names of 1000 members in the voter list who were not eligible to vote.


Dr Nivedita Singh Dr Nivedita regales
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — For those who have even a little interest in classical music, this day brought a lot in its fold. Performing at a cultural evening organised by the National Society of Sciences, Crafts and Creative Arts, was a noted classical vocalist based at Delhi. Dr Nivedita Singh, who is famous for her powerful rendering of khayal performed for the classical music lovers for about an hour at the Punjab Kala Bhawan today.

Dr Nivedita Singh performs at a function organised by the National Society of Sciences, Crafts and Creative Arts at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, on Monday.

Self bared in prints
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The most striking thing about Niyeti Chadha’s works is their simplicity and honesty. The 14 works — all graphic prints — by this final year student of print making at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, are all about personal experiences. That is exactly why the exhibit, which went on show today at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery in Sector 8, has been personally titled.

Rathods, Jassi to perform in Festival of Gardens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Renowned ghazal and playback singer couple, Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonali Rathod, and Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi will perform during the three-day Festival of Gardens scheduled to be held here from February 23.


Satinder Sharma
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — International hockey umpire Satinder Sharma employed in the State Bank of India here has been selected to officiate in the third Akbar-el-Yom Five Nation International Hockey Tournament being held at Cairo from February 23 to March 3.


Traffic curbs for sammelan
PANCHKULA, Feb 19 — In view of the janata-police sammelan tomorrow, the Panchkula police has imposed certain traffic restrictions in the township. According to a press statement, the VIP invitees coming to the function from Tawa chowk should come to the telephone exchange and Yavanika Chowk from where they have to take the Sector 5 road to reach Cricket ground. Invitees coming from Shakti Bhawan chowk should reach the telephone exchange and then to the venue.


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