Monday, March 12, 2001,
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HC summons SSP, SHO
Illegal detention case
Dera Bassi, March 11
Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala, and the Station House Officer of Dera Bassi to appear before the court on March 12 for illegally detaining and torturing two residents of Dappar village in police custody.

Cable operators cause big loss to MC every month
Chandigarh, March 11
The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, is incurring losses of over Rs 1 lakh every month, due to its inability to fix the ground rent of cable operators in the city. This is despite the Punjab and Haryana High Court direction to the MC to fix these rents by July 28, 2000. Even the Finance and Contract Committee, in its recent meeting, did not take up the item.




Rs 77.28 cr deficit budget of PU passed
30 pc of vacant posts to be filled
Chandigarh, March 11
The Panjab University Finance Board passed Rs 77.28 crore deficit budget of the university for the financial year 2001-2002 in a meeting of the board held here yesterday.

‘Character is important for personality’
Chandigarh March 11
As many as 270 students of Government College, Sector 46, received their graduation degrees at the 16th Annual Convocation of the college held yesterday.
A smile on their faces: Students of Government College Sector 46, Chandigarh, after receiving their degrees at the annual convocation on Saturday. Photo Manoj Mahajan

First fully computerised post office in city
Chandigarh, March 11
Residents of the city can hope for prompt postal services following the opening of the first fully computerised post office in Sector 30 here today.

Colonel charged with intent to defraud
Chandigarh, March 11
A Colonel serving with the Military Engineer Services has been charged on several counts with intent to defraud and omissions prejudicial to good order and discipline. The summary of evidence was completed at Hisar last week and forwarded to the higher headquarters.

Two gangs of thieves busted
Chandigarh, March 11
The city police today claimed to have achieved a major success with the busting of two gangs of thieves on a specific tip-off and solved eleven cases of theft. Fifteen bicycles, five car stereos, a cassette tape recorder, a video projector and tapes were recovered.

Landless again: Tears roll down the cheeks of Harbansh Kaur and other residents of Bansepur village who had came here from Pakistan after the Partition, at the thought of leaving their lands again, once the village is acquired for the Anandgarh project.
Villagers face prospects of reliving Partition
Bansepur (Kharar), March 11
About 30 families who had migrated to Bansepur, Dhanaura, Milkh, Sanimajra and Sangla in the Kharar subdivision from Pakistan after the Partition are on the verge of the second displacement of their life. The villages are to be acquired for the Anandgarh project. They say that their land was not fit for cultivation when they came here 53 years ago. There was no water or pucca houses as well and they had to build houses, level out the land and install tubewells.

INDIAN festivals seem to be changing. We have had two Divalis, two Dasehras, two Raksha Bandhans and, now, we have two Holis! While in some parts of the country, Holi was celebrated on March 9, it was celebrated in certain others parts on March 10.




Jacob presents cheque for 1.25 cr to PM
Chandigarh, March 11
On behalf of Chandigarh residents, who donated for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today presented a cheque for Rs 1.25 crore to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, at New Delhi for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Poll for Zila Parishad chief today
Panchkula, March 11
The elections for the post of the Zila Parishad Chairperson are scheduled to be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. if everything goes well. Postponements, court stays, kidnappings, this election has seen it all, as the struggle for power between the Congress and the INLD, continued right through last year when the first meeting was held on May 16.

Challans galore among colours
Panchkula, March 11
Youngsters on whizzing two-wheelers with screaming horns and four-wheelers with blaring music systems painted the town in the various hues of Holi even as residents got together in their respective sectors to add to the enjoyment and have their share of fun.

Tibetans observe uprising day
Chandigarh March 11
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and the Tibetan Freedom Movement jointly commemorated the 42nd National Uprising Day by organising organising a rally here yesterday. 

Rotaractors buy some bliss for the elder lot
Chandigarh, March 11
This day saw a humble tradition enter another year. The merit of Rotaract Club lies not in the fact that its members manage to secure a gathering of about 300 senior citizens for their picnic every year, but in that they make each one in the gathering feel wanted and loved.

Diksha samaroh held
Chandigarh, March 11
Hundreds of persons attended the Jain Bhagwati “Diksha” Samaroh organised by the SS Jain Sabha here today. Organised on the occasion of the formal commissioning of Gulshan Kumar Nagpal as a Jain monk, the function was attended by several top religious leaders of Jains.



Father, son booked for abducting girl
Chandigarh, March 11
A young girl was alleged to have been abducted by her neighbour and his father from her Dadu Majra residence on February 26. The father of the 20-year-old girl, Mr Mohan Singh, has got a complaint registered under Section 366 of the IPC against the accused.

Two theft cases solved
Panchkula, March 11
In a breakthrough, the district police solved two cases, one each of theft in HMT, Pinjore, and of robbery in Surajpur, with the arrest of Rajesh, a resident of Bir Ghaggar, last evening.



Minister’s remarks flayed
Chandigarh, March 11
The Principals Association of non- government aided colleges of Panjab University has reacted to a statement reportedly made by the Minister for Higher Education, Master Mohan Lal, stating that the affiliated colleges’ principals and managements had failed to deposit the provident fund share with interest in the government treasury. 

Free coaching for medi-quiz toppers
Chandigarh, March 11
If your are aspiring to be a doctor or an engineer and if you possess the mental aptitude, there is no need for you to pay huge amounts to get coaching for entrance tests.

Yoga students awarded degrees
Chandigarh March 11
Forty students of the Brahmrishi Yoga Training College, Sector 19, received Bachelors in Education in yoga degrees at the annual convocation of the college held last week.


Chambers in district courts up for grabs
Chandigarh, March 11
The 70-odd slots lying vacant in the various chambers of the district courts are up for grabs for the lawyers, with the Administration having issued notices seeking consent for filling the vacant slots in the chambers.



A power-packed performance by Anuradha
Chandigarh, March 11
The 50th monthly baithak of Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, was a resounding success, with the day made worthwhile by the visiting disciple of none other than late Ustad Allarakha Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Penaz to hold concert today
Chandigarh, March 11
Penaz Masani was here to inaugurate a branch of a beauty clinic here. Penaz was cheerful as ever and praised the facilities in the clinic. She said she loved being here and would also hold a concert in the city tomorrow to promote the clinic.

Anuradha Pal performs in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, Chandigarh on Sunday.


‘Cough syrups harmful for kids’
Chandigarh, March 10
Leading paediatricians of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula deliberated upon various health problems in children during the Indian Academy of Paediatrics’ annual academic meeting in PGI, here today.

TB management discussed
Chandigarh, March 11
During the one-day conference organised by the Current Medical Journal today in the PGI, specialists discussed various topics related to tuberculosis and disaster management.

PGI rate contract list discrepancies:12 indicted
Chandigarh, March 11
The PGI vigilance department which had been investigating a case regarding the discrepancies in the rate contract list has indicted 12 officials of the accounts branch and the medical superintendent’s office.



A talented spiker
Chandigarh, March 11
Hardwork never goes waste. This was evident from years of toiling and dedication shown to volleyball by Sunil Kumar. Sunil, who is a native of Amin village in Kurukshetra district, participated in the Asian Youth Volleyball Championship held at Esfahan (Iran) from March 1 to 8.

Fine knock by Balwinder
Chandigarh, March 11
A superb knock by Balwinder Singh, who scored unbeaten 67 runs and then took two wickets for just 17 runs, enabled Jupiter Aqua XI in defeating Khalsa XI by seven wickets to enter the last four of the First Arjun Dass Memorial League Cricket Tournament being played in the city.Top

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