Monday, April 9, 2001,
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Residents look for security gadgets

Chandigarh, April 8
A resident of Sector 44, H.S. Brar, murdered allegedly by two salesmen on February 14. Pritha Singh, a housewife of Sector 10, killed allegedly by two marble grinders on February 18. Prem Lata Soni allegedly murdered by a brother of her paramour on February 26 at her Sector 32 residence.

Mr Sarabjit Singh, Director-General of Police, Punjab, takes a look at some of the electronic safty gadgets in Chandigarh.
Mr Sarabjit Singh, Director-General of Police, Punjab, takes a look at some of the electronic safty gadgets in Chandigarh.

Electronic timers to be installed for streetlights
Chandigarh, April 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is going hi-tech with regard to the operation of streetlights in the city. It has decided to replace all defective mechanical timers with electronic timers to automatically switch on and off the streetlights in the city at fixed hours. 



Tree felling continues
Chandigarh, April 8
Even after the report of indiscriminate cutting of trees on the PGI campus appeared in these columns under Tribune Vigil about two weeks ago, sources say that the felling is still continuing, thereby posing a threat to the fragile environment on the premises.

Villagers want more price for land
SAS Nagar, April 8
The process of announcing awards for the acquisition of 1,250 acres in Sohana, Mauli Baidwan, Lakhnour and Raipur Khurd villages is in final stages. However, land owners of Mauli Baidwan allege that the District Price Fixation Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Ropar has not been fair while recommending price of land.

Lawyers protest demolition of chambers
Chandigarh, April 8
The demolition of the makeshift chambers by the administration has come under criticism from several lawyer organisations, while presidents of many of these organisations have supported the call for indefinite strike by the advocates, calling it fully justified.

Lisa RayCognac-eyed Lisa heading for the stars
Chandigarh, April 8
Over the past year, the City Beautiful has developed a knack of attracting celebrities. So just when Sonali Bendre left the city thirsting for her glimpse, the ravishing model-turned-actress Lisa Ray arrived to do the compensation act. 
April 5 was all about a day packed with the ‘Kasoor’ girl’s presence in the city. And this, you bet, was just what Chandigarh wanted after the Sonali Fiasco. 
All courtesy Mr Jaspal Singh Kandhari of Coca Cola, Lisa Ray’s second visit to the city was quite unlike her previous fly-by halt.

Primary school students troop out of a shop selling school uniforms in Sector 47. In an adjacent shop two employees arrange liquor bottles on the shelves. Yes, this is a new liquor shop that has come up barely 50 metres from the main gate of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Primary School situated across the street. 

  • Water meters

  • Confusing

  • New OPD

  • Four-laning, at last

  • Predators at dawn

  • Wadali humility

  • Publicity hungry



Child knocked down and killed by Qualis
Chandigarh, April 8
An eight-year-old child was crushed to death by a speeding Qualis yesterday afternoon. The car driver reportedly fled after hitting the child. According to information available, Diwakar, a student of Class I in the Sector 45 Government High School, was playing in a ground across Colony No 5.

Uttaranchal Cong flays delay in delimitation
Chandigarh, April 8
Mr Harish Rawat, president of the Uttaranchal Pradesh Congress Committee, today accused the interim Nityanand Swami government of trying to prolong its tenure by delaying the delimitation of assembly constituencies in the newly formed state.

Chetna jaloos on April 28
Chandigarh, April 8
The CHB Federation, a representative body of the 33 residents welfare associations, will organise a “chetna jaloos” on April 28 in support of their demands. This decision was taken at a general body meeting of the federation held in Sector 38 here today. 

‘Need for spiritual education’
Chandigarh, April 8
“Spirituality helps in strengthening relationships between individuals. If each individual is at peace, the world will be at peace,” said Gurbax Singh Rajkavi Ji, a central ‘pracharak’ of the Sant Nirankari Mandala, at a congregation here today.



One arrested in abduction case
Chandigarh, April 8
The crime branch has arrested an accomplice of the accused involved in the sensational “kidnapping” of a minor girl from near the Sector 10 petrol pump on April 4, which later on turned out to be a case of elopement.

Man suffers burns
Chandigarh, April 8
A 35-year-old man allegedly sustained burn injuries when kerosene spilled in the room caught fire while he was smoking and was in an inebriated condition. Surinder Kumar, who was staying in a rented accommodation along with his brother-in-law Ram Pal, is reported to have been injured when he fell on a container of kerosene. 



IT institute inaugurated
Ratwara Sahib (Kharar), April 8
The Vishav Gurmat Roohani Mission, Ratwara Sahib, near Chandigarh, today took a step forward in providing IT-based education in addition to its charitable works. An International Divine Institute of Business Management and Information Technology at the Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara Complex was today inaugurated by Mr Jagdish Sing Garcha, Punjab Minister of Technical Education.



Cultural evening
Chandigarh, April 8
The people of Shimla living in Chandigarh today got together to enjoy their traditional songs and dances in an cultural evening organised by Shimla People Welfare Association at the Auditorium of Shivalik Public School in Sector 41 here today.
Girls perform at Him Darpan-2001 in Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Girls perform at Him Darpan-2001 in Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Baisakhi function 
Dera Bassi, April 8 
An impressive cultural programme was organised by the Rooh Punjab Di, a newly-formed cultural club, to celebrate Baisakhi at the Ramlila ground here yesterday.

No way to hold fashion show
Chandigarh, April 8
Perhaps the number of fashion shows that are organised in the city is inversely proportionate to the quality of these. Another one of such shows was the ‘Beat It With Live-in Coolers’ that was organised in the Majlis hall of Hotel Shivalikview today.

Kids carnival ends in a ‘draw’
Chandigarh, April 8 
More than 300 children from Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh participated in various competitions organised at a Kids carnival here today. The carnival was organised by the Kids Klub, Chandigarh, an infant’s division of Rama Stores Stores Ltd at Sector 22-B. 


Eye check-up camps
SAS Nagar, April 8
As many as 360 patients were examined at an eye check-up camp organised by the Baba Mal Dass Charitable Trust, Dera Kehar Nizamour Kumbhra, here today. Mr Baldev Singh, chairman of the trust, said of the patients, 345 were operated upon and 116 given spectacles. Medicines worth Rs 25,000 were distributed among the patients.

PFA holds animal first-aid workshop
Chandigarh, April 8 
The two-hour workshop conducted by the People For Animals at its centre in Sector 15 here today served twin purposes. One, it made the 25 children aware of the fact that even animals deserved love and attention, and two, it covered the basic points which children should bear in mind while handling pets or even street animals.

Dr Hahnemann Day function
Chandigarh, April 8
The Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, celebrated the silver jubilee of Dr Hahnemann Day here today.



Creator of the Rock Garden Nek Chand explaining his creation to the youngest member of the cricket delegation, Josh O’Meara, from Australia on Sunday.

Aussie veteran cricketers’ date with city
Chandigarh, April 8
The Australian veteran cricketers, who came all the way from Melbourne, had a date with Chandigarhians today. 

Creator of the Rock Garden Nek Chand explaining his creation to the youngest member of the cricket delegation, Josh O’Meara, from Australia on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Good moves by Preeti, Mohit
Chandigarh, April 8
Preeti and Mohit Arora won the titles in the under-14 and under-12 sections respectively, in the Chandigarh Boys and Girls Chess Championship in the Sector 42, Sports Complex today. 

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