Saturday, February 24, 2001,
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Rotational power cuts withdrawn
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — Rotational power cuts imposed by the Chandigarh Administration last month due to a spurt in demand for power during peak of winter have been withdrawn, sources in the Administration confirmed tonight. Engineers have been asked to do away with the cuts and an exercise of supplying power to city without a major cut has been carried out in the past two days.

Construction of flats delayed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The fate of thousands of persons allotted flats under a scheme for cooperative group housing societies in Sectors 48 and 49 hangs in the balance. Construction of flats has been delayed due to various decisions of the Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB). The Administration is now holding back an order to extend the last date for completion of the flats.

Daylight burglary in Mani Majra
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — In a daylight burglary, two youths are suspected to have forced their entry into the house of Mr Ashwani Kumar in a congested colony in Manimajra by removing the bricks of the outer wall of the house this morning. They decamped with gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs 1 lakh. All the family members were away to work at the time of the incident.




Rathods sing with out-of-tune sound system
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The very first cultural show of the much-hyped Festival of Gardens proved to be quite a disappointment, courtesy lack of arrangements on part of the organising department. Had it not been for the humility of Roopkumar and Sonali Rathod, the Mumbai-based singer couple, which had to wait for over one hour to hit the stage this evening, the show would have been a total fiasco.

Out of sync: Sonali gets irritated as the mike fails. Out of sync: Sonali gets irritated as the mike fails. Earlier she tried to put up with the bad sound system while Roopkumar maintained the much-needed cool at the CITCO-organised cultural show in Festival of Gardens at Leisuire Valley on Friday. 
— Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

PGI Dean’s post vacant for 3 yrs
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The premier medical research and education institute of the North— PGI, has been functioning without a Dean for almost three years now. Taking in consideration the sequence of events in the past it seems that even during the forthcoming governing body meeting scheduled to be held next month, the issue may remain unresolved yet.

‘Broadbase disaster management plan’
CHANDIGARH, February 23 — There is need to broadbase the disaster management strategy and to develop a holistic approach for coping with disasters. This will not only improve administrative handling of disasters but also ensure the involvement and participation of society and the local community in decision making both for preventive and relief measures.


Help team returns from Bhuj
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A team led by Inspector Om Prakash today returned from Bhuj after constructing atleast 50 makeshift houses for the families of police officers in the quake-hit city.

Seminar on challenges before media
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — Asking journalists to adopt a professional approach, senior journalist Mr Ved Partap Vedic today said the newspapers should give importance to analytical stories.

Transit sites’ rent to be deposited in bank
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The monthly instalments of the rent for the transit sites in Mauli Jagran can now be deposited by the allottees directly in the bank. This has become possible with the MC opening an account in the Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank, Mauli Jagran branch. 

Workshop on gender and law enforcement
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — Violence against women and gender discrimination is a disturbing factor at the workplace. More disturbing is the scenario in educational institutions.

Scrapping of licence system for milk vendors refused
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The Chandigarh Administration has turned down a request from the Chandigarh Periphery Milk Vendors Union demanding the scraping of licence system for sale of milk besides a change in prescribed standards of milk.

HUDA unions form 11-member panel
PANCHKULA, Feb 23 — Members of eight unions of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) formed an 11-member action committee, to decide the fate of employees being transferred to the Municipal Council, at a meeting held at the water works in Sector 8, here yesterday.

Efforts to improve sanitation
SAS NAGAR, Feb 23 — Special emphasis is being laid to improve sanitation in the town and to achieve the desired results more funds have been sanctioned by the council.

Effective communication must, says Jacob
PANCHKULA, Feb 23 — Lt. Gen. (Retd.) JFR Jacob, Governor of Punjab, while addressing the jawans on the valedictory function of the New Millennium All-India Police Wireless Meet 2001 today said , ‘‘wireless and communication systems are the heart and soul of any organisation with out which survival is impossible. 

Census methodology questioned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The president of the local unit of the National Christian United Front has complained of certain flaws in the enumeration methodology in the scheduled proforma for census India 2001.

Time to save Chandigarh
ddressing members of the corporation after her election as the Mayor, Mrs Kamla Sharma, laid stress on making Chandigarh a City Beautiful in the real sense of the word.


Another accused held in Pritha murder case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The police has arrested another accused in the murder case of Pritha Singh of Sector 10.

Man duped of Rs 1.7 lakh
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — A man has allegedly been duped of Rs 1.70 lakh by an education consultant on the pretext of helping the former procure recruitment for his son in the Merchant Navy.

Traders threaten stir
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — In a stormy meeting held yesterday the Traders’ Associations of various sectors threatened to call a Chandigarh bandh if the cases registered by the police against four shopkeepers of Sector 34 furniture market for assaulting MC Inspector ( enforcement) were not withdrawn.


New correspondence courses by PU
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, is introducing courses in Bachelors of Library and Information, masters in commerce and sociology from the forthcoming session.

Annual function of school
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The annual prize distribution function of Aanchal Preparatory School , Sector 35-A , was held today.

Chandigarh Club cases adjourned till Feb 26
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The UT Civil Judge (Senior division) today adjourned the suit for permanent injunction restraining the returning officer of the Chandigarh Club Limited to allow three persons to contest the election for the post of executive, till February 26.

  • One acquitted
  • Trespass in house
  • Fined under Exise Act

Notice of motion in jailbreak case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — On an application seeking the grant of bail filed by an accused in the jailbreak case, Satnam Singh, Mr K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for March 14.


‘Spray DDT on garbage dumps’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal today inspected the dumping ground in the Dadu Majra area and took serious note of the problems the insanitary conditions were causing to the people of the area. He asked the contractor to complete the construction work of the factory, which will manufacture manure out of the garbage.


Athletics club, STC surge ahead
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The Athletics Club, Sector 7, among men and the Sports Authority of India, STC, Sector 18 among women won their respective matches on the second day of the Senior Chandigarh Basketball meet played here at the sports complex, Sector 7.

MC to spend Rs 2 cr on Kharar projects
KHARAR, Feb 23 — The local municipal committee adopted a centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Development of Small and Medium towns for Kharar at a meeting held here today. Under this scheme a total sum of Rs 2 crore would be spent on some projects. 

‘Notify rules on MC-panel formation’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — Two congress councillors, Ms Kamlesh and Ms Suneeta, have urged the Chandigarh Administration to formulate and notify the prescribed rules under the Act for the formation of the subcommittees of the Municipal Corporation so that the same are formed in a legal manner henceforth.

MC Budget: testing time for Mayor
CHANDIGARH, Feb 23 — The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, has convened a special meeting of the Municipal Corporation House on February 27 to discuss the proposed Budget estimates of Rs 148.58 crore for the year 2001-2002.

Draw of lots for rehri sites
SAS NAGAR, Feb 23 — A draw of lots for 288 built-up rehri sites in Phases X and XI was held by the Punjab Planning and Urban Development Authority (PUDA) in Phase I here today.

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