Wednesday, March 21, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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Verka officials in tizzy over garbage near milk plant
SAS Nagar, March 20
A major health hazard has “virtually” come knocking at the door of local Verka plant, a major supplier of milk and milk products in the northern region. A sanitary landfill site of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council in Badmajra village adjacent to the milk plant has created severe unhygienic conditions which could lead to contamination of the diary products being manufactured there.

Colleges circumventing practical exam rules
Chandigarh, March 20
The decision taken by the Panjab University Senate regarding the practical examinations conducted by various affiliated colleges states clearly that the teachers teaching a particular course will not be appointed examiners of that course and also that two internal examiners will invigilate during these practical examinations. The rule further states that in the absence of internal examiners an external examiner might be employed for the purpose.


Showers before heat wave
Chandigarh, March 20
People in the city and its surrounding areas got a respite from a prolonged dry spell after thunder showers lashed the city and the surrounding townships of Panchkula and SAS Nagar this evening. 

Land grab bid, tension in village
Kharar, March 20
Tension prevails in Kailon village in Kharar block over the alleged attempt to take possession of panchayat land by an influential person.

A Chandigarh road after a shower on Tuesday
A Chandigarh road after a shower on Tuesday. Photo Karam Singh

HUDA plans FIR against allottees
Panchkula, March 20
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is considering registration of an FIR in addition to initiation of resumption proceedings against allottees for committing fraud following the submission of a report by the Chief Vigilance Officer, Mr Rakesh Kumar.

Don’t misuse water, MC is watching
Chandigarh, March 20
With a view to check the misuse of water and to ensure adequate water pressure, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has banned the use of morning water supply for irrigation purposes and for washing of cars and driveways with effect from March 25. The drive will be launched to nab the defaulters who use hosepipes to clean their vehicles and water lawns and pots so that water, which has relatively better pressure in the morning hours reaches the overhead tanks.

Few beery evenings this summer
Chandigarh, March 20
The number of pubs in the city is expected to go down from the present number of 32. The Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, who is also the Estate Officer, has clarified to city hoteliers and restaurant owners that no pub licences will be issued to persons whose sites do not conform to the new building byelaws approved by the Chandigarh Administration.


Who will inaugurate community centres?
Chandigarh, March 20
A controversy has arisen regarding the inauguration of the community centres in Maloya, Palsora, Butrela and Nehru Colony, even as these await their formal inauguration.

Beant murder accused operated upon
Chandigarh, March 20
Balwant Singh, the main accused in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh was operated upon for a spinal problem at the Government Medical College and Hospital here this morning.

Employees felicitate Mattewal
Chandigarh, March 20
Mr H.S. Mattewal, Advocate-General of Punjab, was today felicitated by the Employees Welfare Association, Office of Advocate-General, Punjab and Haryana High Court, on his elevation to the rank of Cabinet Minister.

Talk on West Asia peace process
Chandigarh, March 20
Torch-bearers of democracy, India and Israel faced problems of terrorism alike in their areas. They should cooperate in handling international terrorism which was a threat to international peace.

Two teenagers speed to death
Chandigarh, March 20
Two 16-year-old school kids were killed when their Kinetic Honda rammed into a tractor-trolley while they were returning home after appearing in the last examination for Class IX in Stepping Stones School, Sector 38. While one of the children, Rahil, died on the spot, the other, Charandeep, died on way to hospital.

Barrier construction disrupts traffic
Zirakpur, March 20
Vehicular traffic on the Ambala-Kalka highway was disrupted today due to construction of a double-lifting barrier at the level crossing in Dhakauli village. Traffic from Zirakpur and heading towards Panchkula was diverted towards the Bartana link road via Sector 19, Panchkula, and then to the highway near Sector 21.

Punjab pensioners rally for better deal
Chandigarh, March 20
On the call of the Punjab State Pensioners Mahasangh, hundreds of Punjab Government and semi government pensioners held a rally at Bridge Market, in Sector 17 here today.


“Drug seized from accused not opium”
Chandigarh, March 20
Even as a city resident who has been facing trial for the past three months after being arrested with one kilogram of opium, the sample of the drug recovered from him has been rejected as not being opium by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory.

  • Poppy husk found

  • Theft reported

  • Potatoes stolen

  • Iron scrap stolen

  • Car stolen

  • A clarification


School inaugurated
Chandigarh, March 20
Wheatland Convent School was inaugurated by Jathedar, Anandpur Sahib, Prof Manjit Singh, at Zirakpur near here today. The school is dedicated to the hardworking farming community.


Murder suspects let off; notice to AG
Chandigarh, March 20
In a reference report submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Rewari’s Additional Sessions Judge, Dr S.K. Kapoor, has stated that in recent past, accused in over six cases, including murder trials, were let off by the police at their own level.

  • Sainik Board Secy’s sack quashed
  • SSP told to give report in 14 days


Laparoscopic surgery on 9-yr-old
Chandigarh, March 20
Nine-year-old Amandeep Singh, suffering from a stone in the gall bladder, had no other option but to go in for a open surgery which would not only have meant a prolonged hospital stay but pain and agony to the young child.


R.K. Marwaha likely to be CITCO chief
Chandigarh, March 20
The newly appointed Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), Mr R.K. Marwaha, is expected to be the new Chairman of the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation as well.


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