Thursday, March 8, 2001,
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Residents to have voice: panel
Management of community centres
Chandigarh, March 7
The Finance and Contract Committee (F and CC) of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, today gave its nod to the proposal pertaining to the management of community centres in the city through public participation.

Chandigarh club poll: notice for March 12
Chandigarh, March 7
The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) today issued a notice to the Secretary and Returning Officer of the Chandigarh Club for March 12. The duo, Satnam Singh and Harpreet Singh, had moved a plea for taking appropriate legal action against the respondents, the Secretary and Returning Officer of the Chandigarh Club. It was alleged that as the respondents had not obeyed the ad-interim injunction passed by court on March 2.

Construction work on a road being built between Chandigarh and S.A.S. Nagar has stopped near a slum colony

Construction work on a road being built between Chandigarh and S.A.S. Nagar has stopped near a slum colony at the intersection of Sectors 55 and 56 of Chandigarh. The road will connect Chandigarh with Phase I and VI of S.A.S. Nagar. The road would ease traffic flow to Phases I, II and VI of S.A.S Nagar. At present all vehicles from Chandigarh to these areas go via the outer Dakshin Marg crossing at the T- junction of Sectors 39 and 56.  — A Tribune photograph




Notice to acquire land issued
Chandigarh, March 7
The Anandgarh Development Authority issued a notice under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act 1894 to acquire land of the 29 villages which are to form the township of Anandgarh, here today. Approximately 10,000 acres will be acquired for Anandgarh.

Paper cancelled following leak
Sas Nagar, March 7
The State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT) today cancelled the mathematics paper of primary class following reports of paper leak in Ludhiana district. But by the time the news of paper cancellation reached the examination centres, the paper had started.

Youth held for trespass
Chandigarh, March 7
A youth was reportedly held for trespassing in the compound of one of the girl’s hostels on the Panjab University campus by the security guards late in the evening yesterday. He was later released after verification, said PU sources. This comes on the heels of the incident in which an intruder had reportedly sneaked into another hostel of the PU.

PU postgraduate exams from April 17
Chandigarh, March 7
The annual examination for postgraduate classes of Panjab University will commence on April 17, official sources said here today.

Canadian MPs for visa office in city
Chandigarh, March 7
“We are fully aware of the problems of distance and other difficulties faced by people of Punjab while going to New Delhi for the processing of their visa and immigration applications. Our endeavour has been to provide what is possibly the best service keeping in view the constraints of the policies of the Indian Government and the availability of resources at our end,” says Mrs Elinor Caplan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada.

Kargil martyrs’ sacrifices downplayed, says Maj Bhatnagar
Chandigarh, March 7
In a disclosure that could stir up a hornets’ nest, Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar today claimed that the bodies of a Captain and some jawans killed during Operation Vijay had been handed over by Pakistan a year after the war was over.

Not Holi, Holi days this time
Chandigarh March 7
It’s festive season yet again, and this time with colours bright and gay. But as the festival of colours arrives this years, it brings along some streaks of confusion. Nevertheless, even while one does not really know which day out of March 9, 10 and 11 is the actual Holi day, there is nothing containing the excitement which can already be smelt in the air.


Seismic activity: HUDA to revise plans
Panchkula, March 7
Even as property prices have crashed following seismic activity in the lower Shivaliks adjoining Ghaggar river, a reportedly alarmed Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is all set for a rethink on the scope for further development activity in this area of the township .

Birth rate has come down, says expert 
Chandigarh March 7
There has been a noticeable decrease in the birth rate at the turn of the new century. This was stated by Prof Gopal Krishan, co coordinator of a Special Assistance Programme of the University Grants Commission, at a seminar on “a century of population change” being organised by the Department of Geography. The three-day seminar opened at Panjab University today.

Women voice concern over female foeticide
Chandigarh March 7
Over the years, celebration of Women’s Day has actually become cliched. Nevertheless, seminars on women’s empowerment are believed to serve some purpose, insofar as they help to motivate the aware lot into leading this very awareness to the remote areas.

Spreading the message of eye donation
Chandigarh, March 5
‘Light for the blind - Donate your eyes’ — with this message and an eye on the Guinees Book of World Records, Mr Subrata Chakraborty, a 25-year-old youth from Kolkata, on a 10,000-km monocycle rally reached here today. He is on his cycle for the past 180 days and has covered 7,045 km.

Karanti cycle-rickshaw launched
Chandigarh, March 7
Adhunik Industries launched “Kranti”, a cycle-rickshaw here today. This modern rickshaw has unique features like a multi-speed gear system, is light weight and strong tabular frame and has safety features like reflectors and mudguards.

Guidelines of 585 level phone users
Chandigarh, March 7
All telephone subscribers connected with level 585 will be connected onto a new exchange at 1 p.m on Thursday. There will be no change in numbers , who however, subscribers will have to feed their dynamic STD/ ISD locking codes afresh.

Officers institute’s stone laid
Chandigarh, March 7
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, West Command, Lieut-General Surjit Singh, laid the foundation stone of the Shivalik Officers Institute at Chandi Mandir Cantonment, near here today.

Photographers decry service tax
Chandigarh, March 7
The Chandigarh Photographers Association today strongly condemned the imposition of service tax on all photography related services as proposed in the Union Budget.

Lake cafe to serve Amritsari delights
Chandigarh, March 7
The Sukhna Lake cafeteria was alive with activity the whole day. Though activity on lake premises is not a new thing, but there surely was something new to day. As the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) threw open its Terrace Treat to Amritsari delight today, it opened the avenue to more and more clientele.

Staff, children give Income Tax office a facelift
Chandigarh, March 7
In a unique effort, the staff and officers of the local Income Tax Department accompanied by their grown up children carried out voluntary work to refurbish their office which included , neat stacking and computer coding of about 3 lakh returns filed in the past five years to make the office more presentable and workable.

NCP condemns demolition of statues
Chandigarh, March 7
Activists of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) burnt the effigy of Mulla Mohammad Omar, chief of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, against the demolition of Buddhist statues here yesterday.

Rehris on roadside
he Estate Office does not permit stationing of rehris on government land. However, one can see a huge chain of fruit sellers on the roadside in Panchkula’s Sector 7 and 8. The same is the position in other sectors. To discourage them, the Estate Office staff often impounds the rehris in different parts of the town.

  • City bus terminus

  • Vineet Khanna

  • Park with problem


Three theft cases reported
Chandigarh, March 7
Three cases of theft have been reported in the city in the past 24 hours. The police has attained success with the arrest of the accused in two cases. A Ludhiana-based businessman has also been booked by the police on charges of duping a city resident of around Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of investing the complainant’s money in a plantation.

Hoteliers for peg price on a par with clubs
Assessment fee issue
Chandigarh, March 7
A series of mega parties held during the recent elections of the office-bearers of the Chandigarh Club has prompted the hotels and restaurant owners of Chandigarh to get together and press the UT Administration once again to provide them with a “level playing field” vis-a-vis clubs in the city.


CBSE to introduce grading system
Chandigarh, March 7
The much maligned evaluation system being followed in schools will be replaced by the grading system from 2001-2002 academic session, in the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the region.

Plus two exams begin
Chandigarh, March 7
The CBSE plus two examinations started today with English (Core) and English (Elective) exam.

Plus two students discuss question paper, in front of the Sishu Niketan Senior Secondary Model School Chandigarh on the first day of the CBSE examination in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Plus two students

Vocational course students bring laurels
Chandigarh, March 7
Students of Engineering-based vocational courses including Electrical Technology, Automobile Technology, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and Fabrication Technology, at Government Senior Secondary School, Manimajra have brought laurels to the school by winning maximum prizes in various skill-based vocational competitions.

Sentence confirmed for triple murder
Chandigarh, March 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today confirmed the death sentence awarded to Lehna, a resident, of Rukhi village in Sonepat district, who was ordered to be hanged till death by the Additional Sessions Judge, Sonepat in a judgement on December 6, 2000.

  • Notice to minister on appointment

Committee’s plea to HC
Chandigarh, March 7
In an application before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee today sought directions to the state of Punjab and other respondents against disposing the right holder.

Produce respondent in court: judge
Chandigarh, March 7
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.K.Goel, today directed counsel for ASI Ram Rattan to produce the respondent at 10 a.m. tomorrow before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chandigarh.

  • Food adulteration cases

  • Hostel trespass

  • Police remand


Purchase of CT scan, X-ray machines okayed
Chandigarh March 7
The standing purchase committee (SPC) of the PGI finally gave a go ahead for purchase of a CT scan and a spiral CT scan besides some urgently required equipment for the institute, here today. A catheter laboratory costing about Rs 6 crore for the Department of Cardiology has also been given the nod. The department, at present, has just one catheter laboratory. The SPC agenda included 43 items.

  • Salaries not paid

Match blood groups not Janampatris
Chandigarh, March 7
Blood transfusion experts stress that before a couple gets married, rather than matching janampatris as is the tradition, it is prudent to match their blood groups. At least this would spare their babies, the misery and pain resulting , from the strange phenomenon arising due to incompatibility between the blood groups of the husband and the wife.


IS Bindra beat MP Pandove
Chandigarh, March 7
IS Bindra XI outscored MP Pandove XI by 264 runs in the three-day practice cricket match, concluded here today at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.

12 openings to green belts closed
Chandigarh, March 7
The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today closed as many as 12 unauthorised openings towards green belts in Sector 8.

  • Encroachments in Sector 33

New Joint Secy (Finance)
Chandigarh, March 7
Mr Vikas Pratap has been selected as the new Joint Secretary Finance and his name is being forwarded to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a formal approval. It may take about 45 days for approval.


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