Wednesday, March 14, 2001,
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Panchkula MC defines its limits
30 sectors, 21 villages to be part of civic body
Panchkula, March 13
Thirty fully developed sectors of this township, including those located in the extension and 21 villages, and seven uninhabited villages (be-chirag-mauzas) will be part of the newly formed Panchkula Municipal Council. The entire Mansa Devi urban complex will also be part of the council limits.

Kiosks removed in Sector 15 
Chandigarh, March 13
In a joint operation, the enforcement staff of the UT Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today evicted three khokhas from the Sector 15 parking area, where there was a rehri market earlier.

Staff of the Estate Office remove unauthorised structures in the Sector 15 rehri market, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari.



Inferior material used in PGI Nursing Institute: report
Chandigarh, March 13
A report submitted by IDMA Laboratories has stated that inferior quality material has been used for construction of the Rs 4.5-crore PGI Nursing Institute building. This follows reports that the Central Vigilance Commission found that some of the materials used in the building were of an inferior quality and did not meet the standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Malhi for Canadian visa office in city
Chandigarh, March 13
“Fewer promises, more delivery” is the motto of Mr Gurbax Singh Malhi, third-time member of Canada’s House of Commons . Representing the ruling Liberal Party, Mr Malhi , who represents the Brampton, Malton and Bramlea Riding in Parliament, recorded the biggest win among all Indo-Canadian candidates in the last elections held in November last year.

Bomb hoax at District Courts
Chandigarh, March 13
Proceedings in the District Courts were disrupted for over two hours following an anonymous telephone call about a bomb having been planted in the court premises. This turned out to be hoax call similar to the one on January 31.

Officials patronising kiosk market
SAS Nagar, March 13
While the local administration continues to provide booths in ‘rehri’ markets of the town, a nexus between MC officials and those patronising the mushrooming of kiosks in these markets has come under focus. Even some municipal councillors have “stakes” in ‘rehri’ markets. The increase in the number of kiosks has not brought in more revenue for the civic body, rather the MC has even failed to realise the ‘tehbazari’ (enforcement fee), running into lakhs of rupees, from shopkeepers of these markets.

The kiosk market of Phase 3B1, SAS Nagar, has reached right up to the main road. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Unproductive schemes for slums
HE Chandigarh Administration has not learnt any lesson from its experience with the rehabilitation schemes for the slums in Sector 31 and Industrial Area, Phase I. Chandigarh Tribune had last year highlighted that it would be a fruitless scheme. Now again Chandigarh News Service has given befitting comments on the subject.



Delay in formation of sub-panels hits development works
Chandigarh, March 13
Even though three months have passed since new Mayor, Raj Kumar Goyal took over, the formation of nine sub-committees remains stalled, thereby hampering the development works in the city. 

Special drive to trace missing persons
Chandigarh, March 13
The city police will launch a special drive to find those persons hailing from the city who have been reported as missing since the past two years. This decision was taken during the monthly crime meeting taken by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, here today. 

Madhan trial: SOE ‘not according’ to rule
Chandigarh, March 13
In a significant development the officer who recorded the Summary of Evidence in the disciplinary case against Maj V.K. Madhan today testified that he had given a false certificate at the conclusion of the SOE.

Illegal use of Railways land
Chandigarh, March 13
Prime land owned by the Railways is being commercially exploited in an unauthorised manner by unscrupulous elements. The land of the Railways around the station stretches so far and wide that even the staff does not visit all areas, leading to its misuse, said say.

HUDA to set up new club
Panchkula, March 13
A site in Sector 12 of the city has been earmarked for the construction of the new Gymkhana Club to be set up by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). The Chief Administrator, Mr N.C. Wadhwa, said the setting up of the new club had been necessitated in view of the increasing membership of the existing club.

Inspector slips to death
Chandigarh, March 13
Darshan Singh (50), an Inspector with the Chandigarh police, reportedly died after he slipped in the verandah of his residence in Police Colony, Mani Majra, here yesterday. 

Call meeting, Sandhu urges Amarinder
Chandigarh, March 13
Mr Tara Singh Sandhu, who was recently suspended from the membership of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, in his reply to the show cause notice, has urged Capt Amarinder Singh, President of the PPCC, to convene a meeting of the party to examine the suggestions expressed by him in an article appearing in a newspaper.



Blast in parked car
Chandigarh, March 13
Leakage of petrol in a car parked near the Neelam Theatre, resulted in a blast this afternoon. It is learnt that a Fiat car (PB-12-1414) was parked near the police picket. However, no damage to life or other property has been reported. The engine of the car has been completely burnt.

  • Six booked

  • Cycle stolen

  • Doctor injured


  • Theft

  • Assaulted



Ruksat-2001 at PU
Chandigarh, March 13
The Students Organisation of Panjab University organised a cultural feast for the students of Panjab University at Law Auditorium here today. Called Ruksat-2001, this farewell function's chief guest was Mr Nek Chand, creator of the Rock Garden. 

A bank of xeroxed notes
Chandigarh, March 13
With the annual examinations for various undergraduate courses around the corner, ‘‘photostat wallahs’’ running shops inside the colleges of the city are making a fast buck these days.

Declamation contest
Chandigarh, March 13
An inter-college declamation contest was organised by the Chandigarh Consumers Forum at Government College, Sector 46, on consumer protection. This was an event in a series to mark the celebrations of the forum on World Consumers Day every year.

Honour for PU professor
Chandigarh, March 13
Dr R.S. Goel, Professor of Public Administration of the Panjab University Department of Correspondence Studies, has been nominated a member of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Haryana School Education Board.


Summons to DGP on jail conditions
Chandigarh, March 13
Directing Haryana’s Director General of Prisons Budh Ram and Punjab’s Inspector General of Prisons K.L. Sharma to be personally present in the court on the next date of hearing, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked them to place on record detailed information regarding the living conditions of jail inmates.

  • Non-residents’ inclusion in rolls quashed

  • Mill cook’s sack quashed



Mirroring the reality of existence
Chandigarh, March 13
The principal of Government College of Art, Sector 10, Prof Prem Singh, threw open his works for the public at the Panjab University Fine Arts Museum today. 

One of the works of Mr Prem Singh, Principal of Government College of Arts Sector 10, displayed at Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Portrait gallery cries for attention
Chandigarh, March 13
Over a 1,000 portraits of the freedom fighters were gathering dust in the National Gallery of Portraits in Sector 17. The gallery, which was established with the noble motive of preserving the memories of the known and unknown freedom fighters who dedicated their lives from the time of the First War of Independence in 1857 to the actual achievement of freedom in the year 1947, is dying a slow death , thanks to the authorities concerned.

Promising katha of values
Chandigarh, March 13
‘Nayak Katha’ — the latest production by members of the Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra — came across as a promising presentation. The subject was socially relevant and the theme portrayal was good. The play was staged in the Sector 18 Tagore Theatre here.


Update on surgical pathology
Chandigarh, March 13
The Department of Histopathology of the PGI is organising the sixth International CME and update in surgical pathology from March 15-17, 2001. The programme is being supported by various national organisations like the Medical Council of India, Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Indian dentist is IBC DDG
SAS Nagar, March 13
Dr Birinder Sachdeva, a specialist in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, has been appointed Deputy Director-General of the International Biographical Centre,  Cambridge, England.



Awareness mela for consumers from today
Chandigarh, March 13
The Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, is going to celebrate the World Consumers Day by organising an awareness mela from March 14 to 18 in Nehru Park, Sector 22, Chandigarh.

MC panel to take up Mani Majra development works
Chandigarh, March 13
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, scheduled to meet tomorrow, will take up in its agenda development works in Mani Majra and nearby areas.Top

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