Tuesday, April 10, 2001,
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Crime in south, police in north
Chandigarh, April 9
Sectors south of Dakshin Marg here, are apparently not on the priority list of the Chandigarh police. In matters of policing, deployment of force, number of patrol vehicles and traffic management, residents of southern sectors are not as fortunate as those who live in northern sectors.

  • North versus south

Water at the cost of petrol
Panchkula, April 9
After filling his Zen at the Indian Oil petrol pump in Sector 14 here recently, a resident of Sector 12-A, Mr Praveen Goel, left for “happy motoring”. The promised “happy motoring”, however, turned out to be a nightmare for Mr Goel when his vehicle stalled near Lalru. 

Commuters inconvenienced
Dera Bassi, April 9
Hundreds of road users faced a lot of inconvenience on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway as the traffic was diverted from Ambala and Zirakpur to give way to the cavalcade carrying the ashes of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal, which were being taken for immersion at Kiratpur Sahib in the Sutlej today.



Waste dumping poses health hazard
Chandigarh, April 9
City residents face a serious threat to their health as huge amounts of highly hazardous waste generated by about 70 small and medium industries in Chandigarh is being dumped indiscriminately in open areas in and around the city.

More power cuts inevitable
Chandigarh, April 9
Long hours of power cuts will be more common in the entire northern region this summer following a new ruling of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Key witness reports sick: Madhan case
Chandigarh, April 9
The general court martial trying Major V.K. Madhan could make little progress today as a key prosecution witness, Col M.B. Ravindranath, reported sick on his arrival from Leh this morning.

‘Eloped’ girl contacts police
Chandigarh, April 9
The 17-year-old girl of Mauli Jagran who had “eloped with her beau” on April 4 by “enacting a kidnap drama”, called up the father of her friend and staff of the Sector 3 police station to say that she wanted to return.



UT steps to curb death-by-drowning incidents
Chandigarh, April 9
In less than a fortnight after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the perils of open ditches dug while carrying out quarrying operations, the Chandigarh Administration today ordered the Engineering Department and the Forest Department to take adequate measures against the occurrence of death-by-drowning incidents in future.

NCO ‘threatened’ by lady officer
Chandigarh, April 9
A complaint by an Army NCO, alleging harassment and threats from a lady officer, has brought to light misappropriation of fuel supplies and other stores, besides professional impropriety by certain officers, in an Army Service Corps battalion based near Pathankot.

Govt should resign: Mahila Cong chief

Chandigarh, April 9
Demanding the resignation of the Atal Behari Vajpayee Government on “moral grounds” in the wake of the tehelka.com expose , the All-India Mahila Congress Chief, Ms Chandresh Kumari, said today that there was no need for an inquiry as the tapes contained enough evidence against those allegedly involved in the defence deals.

The All-India Mahila Congress chief, Ms Chandresh Kumari (holding banners), at a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
The All-India Mahila Congress chief, Ms Chandresh Kumari (holding banners), at a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Donations for quake relief continue
Chandigarh, April 9
More than 10 weeks after a devastating earthquake rocked Gujarat, donations from readers of The Tribune for the Gujarat Chief Ministers’ Relief Fund continue to pour in.

‘Speed up trials of aged prisoners’
SAS Nagar, April 9
A member of the State Executive Committee of the BJP, Dr Paramjit Singh, today sought that the Punjab Government should speed up the trials of aged prisoners, including women, languishing in different jails of the state.

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, April 9
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation along with employees of the road division today removed 125 illegal encroachments across the internal roads in Sector 38C and D.

Confusion at ITBP recruitment rally
Chandigarh, April 9
Ambiguity in eligibility criterion created chaos at the recruitment rally organised by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police here today. While the ITBP authorities maintained that their advertisement stated that only candidates of Chandigarh domicile will be considered for recruitment, some of the candidates claimed that as per information published in a section of the media the rally was to be open for all states.



DSP (South) to probe Nishant case
Chandigarh, April 9
A delegation of friends and relatives of Nishant Vashisht, a school boy who was crushed to death by a speeding Cielo car on April 5, today met the UT Senior Superintendent of Police and urged him to get a thorough investigation of the matter done as they feared that the case was being hushed up. 

  • Computer, camera stolen

  • Burglaries

  • Six Injured

  • One booked

SAS Nagar

  • Purse snatched


‘Imperialism penetrating our economy’
Chandigarh, April 9
India has signed the World Trade Organisation agreement without consulting the masses said Dr R.S. Ghuman from Punjabi University, while addressing a seminar on “Globalisation, liberalisation and its impact on Indian masses” here yesterday. The seminar was organised by the All-India Peoples Resistance Forum.



Examinees’ ‘hard work’ goes waste!
Chandigarh, April 9
Hundreds of “chits” used for cheating were handed over by candidates of the Panjab University undergraduate examinations to the inspection teams led by PU senators during their surprise inspection visits to various city colleges here today.

Teachers’ union president elected
Chandigarh, April 9
Professor Kulwinder Singh was unanimously elected President of the SGGS College unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union here today. Dr Suninder Singh was elected secretary. 

  • Library membership

  • Dev Samaj function

Super civilisations may be existing: Narlikar
Chandigarh, April 9
Not one but at least a lakh superior extra-terrestrial civilisations should be existing in the universe, although there is no direct evidence of their existence but there is enough circumstantial evidence to prove this.

142 teacher graduates receive degrees
Jubilant students of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, at the annual convocation of the college in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, April 9
One hundred and fortytwo teacher graduates received degrees at the 46th annual convocation of the Government College of Education Sector 20, held here today. Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Administration, was the chief guest at the occasion.
Jubilant students of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, at the annual convocation of the college in Chandigarh on Monday. 

Anshul excels
Chandigarh, April 9
For the second consecutive year a student of Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, has topped in the Class VIII examination conducted by the DAV Education Board for the Chandigarh-Panchkula-Mohali region this year.


Coop secy’s order on 21-yr-old dues quashed
Chandigarh, April 9
Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed an order passed by Punjab’s Additional Secretary of Cooperative Societies holding a Hoshiarpur district resident liable to pay the amount allegedly due from him since the time he was working as a salesman with a society in 1978.

  • Promotion plea allowed

Board seeks clarification from HC
SAS Nagar, April 9
Even as the confusion over the regularisation of daily-wage and contractual employees working with the Punjab School Education Board continues, the board authorities have written to the Registrar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking clarification on two different orders issued by two different Benches regarding the employees.

Manisha Attri death case
Criminal revision petition dismissed
Chandigarh, April 9
In just over five years after Manisha Attri — a young advocate practising in the district courts here — succumbed to her injuries in a local hospital, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here has dismissed a criminal revision petition filed by three accused in the case against the orders of the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge framing charges under Sections 302 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.

Judicial remand for Jerath
Chandigarh, April 9
The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms Dimple B.J. Sharma, today remanded in 14-day judicial custody former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • Syal case

  • Acquitted

DHBVN scheme for out-of-court settlement
Chandigarh, April 9
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam today decided to give a one-time opportunity to domestic and non-domestic consumer to settle their cases out of court.

Lawyers protest against chambers’ demolition
Chandigarh, April 9
Hundreds of lawyers observed a strike and held a rally at the District Courts here today in protest against the demolition of the makeshift chambers. The agitation began in the morning, when lawyers raised slogans against the UT Administration.



Such a long journey for Dara Singh
Chandigarh, April 9
From wrestling to character artiste to comedian, Dara Singh has travelled far in life. A true Punjabi at heart, Dara now wants to give a boost to the Punjabi cinema through this new movie, Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Muridan da Kehna whose shooting has been going on in and around Chandigarh for the past 10 days.
Dara Singh (left) with Avtaar Gill on the set of ‘Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Muridan Da Kehna’.
Dara Singh (left) with Avtaar Gill on the set of ‘Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Muridan Da Kehna’.

Renowned musicians to perform today
Chandigarh, April 9
Renowned vocalist Indira Mukherjee and sitarist Subrata De will perform in the city tomorrow at the Pracheen Kala Kendra. Born in Calcutta into a family with a rich music background, Indira Mukherjee’s formative years were deeply influenced by music.


Drain clean-up drive from April 16
Chandigarh, April 9
The Public Health Department of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will launch a special drive from April 16 to clean up the storm-water-drainage system here in preparation for the monsoons.

PGI interviews for faculty posts
Chandigarh , April 9
PGI selection committee will conduct interviews for various faculty posts at the level of professor and additional professor from April 16 to 21. As many as 200 interview letters have already been dispatched to the eligible candidates who have been asked to appear before the selection committee.

MC organises free medical camp
Chandigarh, April 9
As many as 325 women and children were examined at a free medical camp organised by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in Indira Colony, Mani Majra. Besides providing laboratory tests for blood sugar and urine, free medicines were also distributed among the patients. 

Camp to check up heart patients
Kharar, April 9
As many as 236 persons were checked for various heart diseases in a heart diseases awareness and free check-up camp organised by the Rotary Club with the assistance of the Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute, Chandigarh, here yesterday.

568 patients examined
SAS Nagar, April 9
A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Residents Welfare Association, Phase 3-B-1 (7½ Marla Houses), here yesterday.

Chandigarh, April 9
The Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, in an appeal has said that there was a desperate shortage of all blood groups, required urgently for seriously ill patients admitted to local hospitals.



Experts visualise bright future for Indian sport
Chandigarh, April 9
Does the recent upsurge in performance by our sportspersons mean that the standard of sports has improved considerably. As our sportspersons have performed brilliantly in badminton, chess, hockey, tennis, golf, shooting and of course cricket also, during the past three months, the experts did see bright future of sports in India. 

Aerobics duo goes places
Chandigarh, April 9
The duo of Jai Prakash and Ajay Kaushal will represent India in aerobics for the World Aerobics Championship to be held at Boston (USA) in October this year. Both of them were selected on the basis of the doubles title they bagged at the third National Sports Dance and Fitness championship held at NIS, Patiala, from April 2 to April 5.

  • Bridge tourney

  • Athletics meet

  • Eagle Club beat Sahil XI


Redress public grievances: DC
Panchkula, April 9
Taking up complaints at a District Public Relations and Grievances Committee meeting here yesterday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, appealed to the officers to redress grievances of the public on priority.

MC seeks list of Kashmiri allottees from CHB
Chandigarh, April 9
The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has asked the Chandigarh Housing Board to provide them a list of all those Kashmiri migrants, who have been allotted houses by them so that notices can be served to them for vacating the three community centres in Sectors 20, 29 and 40 which have been occupied by the Kashmiri migrants for the last many years and the public is not being able to use the same. 

Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti AroraWater resources to be tapped: Jyoti Arora
Panchkula, April 9
Tapping the potential water resources in the district to augment water supply would be the priority of the new Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, who took charge this afternoon at the District Secretariat here today.

Implementation of promotion scheme demanded
It will discourage hard workers: senior profs
Chandigarh, April 9
While the PGI additional professors are all set to move to the court against the delay in the implementation of the Union Cabinet’s decision of two increments and promotion of 50 per cent of the additional professors to the rank of professors, many senior faculty members of the PGI continue to feel otherwise.Top

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