Sunday, April 8, 2001,
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Minister overrules BPCL decision
Restores petrol station licence
Chandigarh, April 7
The Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Ram Naik, has reversed the orders of cancellation of a petrol station in Sector 35. Now the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited will hand-over the pump to Ms Madhu Bansal whose licence was cancelled for violation of terms and conditions of allotment.

Is this bill genuine ?
This 100 rupee fake note was found in a pack of notes issued by a Chandigarh branch of Bank of Punjab. The surface of note is coarse unlike the smooth surface of the original.

This 100 rupee fake note was found in a pack of notes issued by a Chandigarh branch of Bank of Punjab. The surface of note is coarse unlike the smooth surface of the original. It looks like a washed note with digits et al slightly faded. — A Tribune photo



PUDA to identify disaster-prone areas
SAS Nagar, April 7
On the basis of a report submitted to the Union Ministry of Urban Housing by an expert group on ‘Natural disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation having bearing on housing and related infrastructure’, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has recommended amendments in the building byelaws to raise earthquake-resistant structures in Punjab.

Sector 41-D upkeep caught between Admn and MC
Chandigarh, April 7
With the authorities looking the other way, the residents of Sector 41-D are living with problems galore. According to residents, repeated representations to the authorities concerned had fallen on deaf ears. 

Medical experts for HRT use
Chandigarh , April 7
The one-day annual conference of the Northern India Society of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of India organised by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGI, today , concentrated on Hormone Replacement Therapy and the management of HIV-complicated pregnancy.

Cross-examination of Colonel Kala ends
Chandigarh, April 7
The cross examination and re-examination of Lt-Col Sandeep Kala, who appeared as a prosecution witness before the General Court Martial trying Major V. K. Madhan of 2 Rajputana Rifles, concluded today.

Ownership pattern of newspapers changing
Chandigarh, April 7
The ownership of most Danish newspapers has been changing from private to different forms of trust foundations. This trend is not only peculiar to Denmark but is gradually spreading to other European nations also, says Prof Jorn Henrik Petersen, Head of Department of Journalism at Odense University in Denmark.

Dire need to tackle FMD
Chandigarh, April 7
Foot and Mouth disease among the cattle, even though not a fatal disease, needs to be tackled seriously in view of the opportunities of globalisation presented by the World Trade Organisation regime.

Lawyers chambers demolished
Chandigarh, April 7
In a significant development, the UT Estate Office tonight demolished 20-25 make-shift chambers within the district court premises. According to information, the operation continued for nearly two hours between 8.15 pm and 10.30. pm.

Intense family drama
ahul’ (Piccaddily) is an intense family drama depicting a tussle of egos and ‘self respect’ between a husband and a wife. Only their four-year-old child has become the bone of contention between the two parties after separation. The ‘bone’ itself wants the affection of both.



Plea for relief to UT staff
Chandigarh, April 7
The Pind Bachao Committee, which has raised several issues concerning unauthorised slums. It has demanded rehabilitation policy for employees and tenants.

Chandigarh Club poll: counting next week
Chandigarh, April 7
The counting of votes in the election of office-bearers of Chandigarh Club is expected to be held next week in accordance with the court orders. The outgoing president, Mr Chaman Lal Sharma, has convened a meeting of the club executive here tomorrow to decide on the day of counting of votes. 

MC Executive Officer transferred
SAS Nagar, April 7
In a development related to the functioning of the SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation, the Executive Officer of the civic body Mr H.S. Brar, has been transferred to the Gidderbaha civic body.

Motor accident claims settled
Panchkula, April 7
The lok adalats in Haryana have so far awarded Rs 83 crore as compensation in 16, 597 cases of motor accident claims settled by them. The executive chairman of the Haryana State Legal services Authority, Mr Justice VK Bali, said that special lok adalats had set a new trend in the state in settling cases of bank claims at the pre-litigation stage.



Man murdered
Kharar, April 7
A 32-year-old man was murdered in Kurali today. According to information, the deceased, Jatinder Kumar, was a resident of Ward Number 5, Kurali. At 8.30 a.m. the alleged accused, Sushil Kumar, came to his residence and get into an argument with him over some issue.

Indira Colony resident held
Chandigarh, April 7
The local police has arrested Jagbira, a resident of Indira Colony, for allegedly attempting to outrage the modesty of a six-year-old girl, yesterday. He was booked under Sections 342 and 354 of the IPC.

  • Two injured

  • Stereo stolen



Detained students crib, colleges support PU
Chandigarh, April 7
Three hundred students of various colleges of the city have been detained by the college authorities from appearing in the undergraduate examinations of Panjab University.

Members of the management of Wonder Years, a kindergarten, interacting after its inauguration in Panchkula on Saturday. A school that promises fun
Panchkula, April 7
Toys, books, a dash of colour in the playrooms and classrooms to ensure fun-filled times for the children in the kindergarten, Wonder Years was inaugurated in Sector 6 here today.
Members of the management of Wonder Years, a kindergarten, interacting after its inauguration in Panchkula on Saturday.

20 ex-students of arts college join hands
Chandigarh, April 7
Twenty former students of Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, have joined hands to crusade against the indifferent attitude of people towards art works.


CBI told to file FIR 
Disappearance of woman after marriage
Chandigarh, April 7
In less than five months after a Karnal district resident disappeared within days of her marriage, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to register a first information report in the case.

  • Board to examine representation

HC stay on arrest of Youth Cong leader
SAS Nagar, April 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the arrest of a former general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, Mr Kuljit Singh Nagra, for two weeks in connection with an attempt to murder case registered by the Ropar Police under Sections 307, 324, 336, 342 and 34 of the IPC and Arms Act.

Court comes to student’s rescue
Chandigarh, April 7
Alleged negligence on the part of the college authorities would have completely ruined the career of a city student had a local court not come to his rescue today. Even though BA Part II year student Vikas had missed the first paper, the court today directed the Vice-Chancellor and the Controller of Examination of Panjab University to allow him to appear in the rest of the examination.



City artistes get major roles in film
Chandigarh, April 7
Molika Sharu, a girl from City Beautiful, along with three others have bagged major roles in a Bollywood venture called, ‘Mitha Mitha Ishq Piya Ka’, according to Rohit Batra , director of the Artiste Bank, a professional management outfit for young, budding artistes. Addressing the mediapersons here today, Mr Batra said Rhea alias Molika has been signed by Abdul Sattar, the producer of “Mitha Mitha —” which is going to be directed by his brother Iqbal Sattar.
(Clockwise) Rahul, Kalyan, Khyali, Namrata and Molika from Chandigarh have bagged film assignments.
(Clockwise) Rahul, Kalyan, Khyali, Namrata and Molika from Chandigarh have bagged film assignments. — A Tribune photograph


Health bodies to focus on mental health
Chandigarh, April 7
On the occasion of World Health Day, today, health institutions and social organisations joined hands to create awareness about the focus of this year — mental health.

Seminar on stress-free life
Chandigarh, April 7
A seminar on “art of living stress-free and tension-free life” was organised by the Brahamkumaris Raj Yog Centre, Sector 21-B, here today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr B. K. Mittal, SE (Irrigation), in the Haryana government, analysed various reasons which generated stress and tension.



Sunil Kumar, a promising spiker
Chandigarh, April 7
City spiker, Sunil Kumar is back from Iran where he took part in the Asian Youth Volleyball Championship as one of the playing members of the Indian Youth Volleyball team which made it to last four at the meet which concluded on March 18 at Esfahan(Iran). 

Yoga camp inaugurated
Chandigarh, April 7
It was a fine morning for more than 200 health conscious people who assembled for the “Yoga Sadhna Shivir” which began here today at the “Divya Yog Mandir”, Shivalik Enclave, Mani Majra.

Athletics meet begins
Dera Bassi, April 7
On the first day of the Police-Public Athletics Meet, organised by the Dera Bassi police, competitions, including kabaddi, volleyball and tug of war, were held today. Two rounds of kabaddi and volleyball and one of tug of war were organised for civilians, while one round each of volleyball and tug of war were held for police teams.

City club enter semi-finals
Chandigarh, April 7
A superb bowling by medium pacer Major Singh who claimed five wickets thus helped the City Cricket Club in beating the PDCA XI by eight wickets and entered into the semi-finals of the Ist Girish Nayyar Memorial Cash Prize Cricket Tournament organised by the Panchkula District Cricket Association at the Manav Kendra grounds, near Mansa Devi complex, Panchkula, today.

  • Cricket meet

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