Monday, April 2, 2001,
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Thanksgiving at Anandgarh site
Jayanti Majari (Ropar), April 1
‘‘If the Punjab Government wants to build Anandgarh, it should built it out of the periphery of Chandigarh’’, said members of the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, which successfully fought against the Punjab Government’s move to build Anandgarh, a township in the north west of Chandigarh, both in the court and streets.

Members of the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee perform a havan at the Jyanti Devi Temple, Jayanti Majari village (Ropar) on Sunday. Members of the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee perform a havan at the Jyanti Devi Temple, Jayanti Majari village (Ropar) on Sunday. The committee had recently won cases against the proposed Anandgarh project in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. 
— Photo Pradeep Tiwari

CBI to probe role of 4 cops
Chandigarh, April 1
A case pertaining to a complaint against four Chandigarh police officials — two DSP’s, an inspector and a sub-inspector — has been handed over the country’s premier investigation agency, the Central Bureau Investigation, following a decision of the Chandigarh Administration. The Administration asked the CBI to look into the matter after the Central Vigilance Commission advised it to do so.


The Tribune Vigil
Resident recarpets road
SAS Nagar, April 1
When enforcement agencies turn a blind eye to encroachments, violators make sure they make the “best use” of public land.
A resident of Phase 3B1 (H. No 840) has relaid the road in front of his house with tiles.
A resident of Phase 3B1 (H. No 840) has relaid the road in front of his house with tiles. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Three arrested in blind murder case
Chandigarh, April 1
The police has solved the blind murder case, where an unidentified man was lying injured in a pathway between the Sector 17 Police Station and the Football Stadium on march 30.

Increment issue: lecturers may move court
Chandigarh, April 1
The Chandigarh Administration seems to have put the demand of local government college lecturers for due advance increments in cold storage. After four months of having given a representation to the Director, Public Instructions, Colleges, these teachers are still waiting.

Crowds and chaos at Mansa Devi shrine
Panchkua, April 1
An endless sea of devotees has been flowing to Mata Mansa Devi Shrine here to pay obeisance. The crowds at the Navratra mela, here today, sent the mela managing committee spinning, as their numbers swelled.

Enterprising women of Panchkula have joined hands with a view to providing quality housing. Headed by Ms Archana Sanghi, the all-woman managed cooperative group housing society, formed by the Group Housing Promoters and Builders Federation, has come as a part of the on-going international year of women empowerment.

  • Punjab hai bhai

  • Lecture by cop

  • Cruel deportation

  • For Blood Centre

  • All for Rs 10 lakh

  • Special greetings

  • Missing vendors



Neighbourhood Watch Scheme launched in Sector 19
Chandigarh, April 1
Community policing has to take the centrestage in order to curb the growing crime rate in the city. This was stated by the UT Inspector General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, while inaugurating the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme which has been launched in association with the Citizens Welfare Association in Sector 19-D today morning.

Traffic restrictions irk residents
Panchkula, April 1
Restriction on the entry of vehicles by the Mata Mansa Devi Board Pooja Sthal Board and the Panchkula police has become a cause of concern for the resident of Army flats, Swastik Vihar, Rail Vihar, Mansa Devi Complex in Sector 4 and surrounding areas since March 26.

Residents of Sector 47 are all smiles as the water feature gets activated in the lawns of the Community centre.
Residents of Sector 47 are all smiles as the water feature gets activated in the lawns of the Community centre. 
Water feature started at community centre
Chandigarh, April 1
Residents of Sectors 31, 47 and other adjoining sectors can now look forward to brighter summer evenings by the side of a colourful, aesthetically designed water feature in the lawns of the Sector 47 community centre cum janjghar. Built at a cost of Rs 1.65 lakh, from the Ward Development Fund of Area Councillor, Ms Ranjana Shahi, it was formally thrown open to the public yesterday evening by her.

New Castle gesture for the deaf
Chandigarh, April 1
The Indian diaspora of New Castle Upon Tyne in the U.K. led by a city couple — Mr Ved P. Venayak and Bimla — have in a novel gesture towards persons with disabilities collected Rs 3.5 lakh for onward transmission to the Roorkee-based Welfare Centre for the Deaf.

I could have done more: Puranjit
Chandigarh, April 1
The four-year-long tenure of the MC Chief Engineer, Mr Puranjit Singh, who yesterday proceeded to take over yet another challenging assignment as UT Chief Engineer, has been dotted with hectic activity — mainly developmental and marginally controversial.

Manmohanjit is Corporation CE
Chandigarh, April 1
Municipal Corporation’s Superintending Engineer (Public Health), Manmohanjit Singh yesterday took charge of Chief Engineer, MC, from the outgoing CE, Mr Puranjit Singh who in turn took charge as the UT Chief Engineer.

Mehta takes over as GOC-in-C
Chandigarh, April 1
Lt-Gen S.S. Mehta took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command at Shimla today. He takes over from Lt-Gen H.B. Kala who has retired. Prior to this assignment, he was Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Systems) at Army Headquarters.

IYC flays police lathi charge
Chandigarh, April 1
Mr Anil Bhardwaj, general secretary of the Indian Youth Congress, has condemned the police lathicharge on Congress activists during a demonstration held here on March 28.

Gaudiya Math rath yatra
Chandigarh, April 1
Hundreds of devotees took part in a rath yatra organised by the Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Sector 20-B, here today.

Sindhis welcome New Year
Chandigarh, April 1
Until today, one hardly knew that the city housed a significant chunk of Sindhi population. The otherwise dormant community today came alive at house number 1580 in Sector 34.

NCC cadets call on Haryana Governor
Chandigarh, April 1
A group of 25 NCC cadets and their officer-in-charge of the Jammu and Kashmir NCC Directorate called on the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, here today. Addressing the students of Classes VIII and X, the Governor said that they should work honestly for ensuring a bright future for their state. 



Five men in khaki loot villagers
Chandigarh, April 1
Five persons disguised as policemen went to the residence of a worker in a gas agency in Khuda Lahora and looted the family of Rs 17,000 cash and the new clothes.



Workshop on organic manure
Zirakpur, April 1
The Mother India Education, Welfare and Industrial Society in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology organised a workshop on vermicompos at Bhabhat village about 1 km from here on Sunday.

Children learn new skills at Global Vision Home
Chandigarh, April 1
Global Vision Home in its on-going Alternative Creative Education Workshop-cum-Seminar, on Friday sensitised children in three different sessions on various aspects in addition to regular programme of theatre games, body movement, art and craft and communication skills.

Book on environmental studies
Chandigarh, April 1
A text book on ‘Environmental studies’ covering the latest developments in the field of environment and based on the pattern of the Panjab University syllabus, has been published by Vishvas Publications. 

NSS units’ function
Chandigarh, April 1
The NSS units of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, organised their annual function today. The chief guest, Mr C.L. Narang, Coordinator, Panjab University, talked about gender justice and the importance of education of the girl child. Population explosion and environment were two very important issues which require thought.

513 awarded degrees
Chandigarh, April 1
The XV Annual Convocation of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42 was held at the college premises here yesterday. As many as 513 students were conferred degrees.



Naftaa — a TV artistes’ body
Chandigarh, April 1
The sudden rise in popularity of Punjabi serials has subjected many artistes to exploitation, says Shivendra Mahal, noted film and TV artist and the president of the newly created Northern Film and TV Artistes Association.


PGI employees’ demands discussed
Chandigarh, April 1
Demands regarding backlog promotions, anomalies in the second cadre review report implementation and higher pay scales to medical technologists, besides other issues, were discussed at the meeting of a committee constituted by the institute body of the PGI, here yesterday.

Dr G.S. KochharKochhar is IMA President again
Chandigarh, April 1
Dr G.S. Kochhar was unanimously reelected as President of the Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh State Branch. Prof J.D. Wig (Surgery, PGI), Prof Arjun Das and Dr Anil Kumar were elected as Vice-Presidents; Dr Nitin Nagarkar as Honorary Secretary; and Dr Shyam Bansal as Honorary Treasurer of the IMA Chandigarh branch.



Admn win Samuel Banerjee Trophy
Chandigarh, April 1
Narinder Kwatra played havoc for the Press club XI who were beaten by eight wickets at the hands of the Adviser XI in the annual cricket match between the Chandigarh Administration and the Press Club for the Samuel Banerjee Trophy played at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here today.


Two DSPs to be transferred
Chandigarh, April 1
The UT Administration has finally given a go-ahead to the proposal for appointing Mr S.S. Randhawa and Mr Surjit Singh as the Sub Divisional Police Officers for the Central and the East subdivisions, respectively.

Ban on sale of cut fruits
Panchkula, April 1
The sale of cut fruits kept in the open, besides the manufacturing and sale of ice candies, mineral water and aerated water has been banned in the district with effect from tomorrow. The orders to this effect were issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.Top

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