Saturday, April 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Residents troubled by foul smell from industrial units
SAS Nagar, April 13
Unpleasant odour from industrial units located in the north of the town is literally getting under the skin of the people living in the north-west and southern sectors of this town. Tackling the odour problem has replaced issues like poor supply of electricity and low water pressure for the worst affected people living in the vicinity of the industrial units in Phase 1, 2 and 4 and Mohali village.

Baisakhi celebrated with fervour
Chandigarh, April 13
Baisakhi heralding the formal harvesting of the rabi crop was complimented by pleasant weather conditions with the mercury dipping by one to three degrees at most places in the northern-west region.

The Sector 34 gurdwara in Chandigarh is all decked up to welcome of harvest festival of the Punjab, Baisakhi, on Friday.

The Sector 34 gurdwara in Chandigarh is all decked up to welcome of harvest festival of the Punjab, Baisakhi, on Friday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan




S. Court’s legal aid scheme for poor
Chandigarh, April 13
Those who cannot afford costly litigation can now avail themselves of the services of the best advocate of their choice in the Supreme Court’s under the Supreme Court’s Middle Income Group Legal Aid Scheme.

Poor water supply belies MC claim
Chandigarh, April 13
Water supply in the city is slowly coming back to normal and is likely to further improve in the next two days, with the MC officials claiming that normal water supply has been restored in the city. But residents in some parts of the city continued to face problems even today.

Can arts courses ensure a safe job?
Chandigarh, April 13
As Mr Durga Das Goyal settles into his job as a trainee bank manager, he wonders what lessons five year of learning history have taught him. Best is to keep away from an MA, he opines.

Scribes left high & dry by denial of Pak visas
Chandigarh, April 13
A large delegation of journalists which planned to take part in the World Punjabi Conference, which opened in Lahore today, has been left high and dry following the last-minute denial of visas by the Pakistani High Commission in India.

Lowest snowfall in Himalayas
Chandigarh, April 13
Catchment areas and the originating points of the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej, received just 30 per cent of snowfall during the past winter.


IAF to have war memorial in city
Chandigarh, April 13
To honour its brave and to recall the sacrifices made by officers and air men, the Chandigarh Air Force Station will soon have a war memorial. Work on the project is already underway.

Special services mark Good Friday
Chandigarh, April 13
Good Friday, the day marking the crucification of Jesus Christ for humanity, was observed in the city and its surrounding area here today.

A prayer meeting on account of Good Friday being held at the Catholic Church in Sector 19, Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photograph

A prayer meeting on account of Good Friday being held at the Catholic Church in Sector 19, Chandigarh.

Is industrial waste being sent to cement plants?
Chandigarh, April 13
There is bad news for the builders, government and private agencies engaged in the construction activities and general public constructing houses. The cement they are using may be adulterated as the industrial waste from the local industries is increasingly finding its way to certain cement plants.

UT to provide single-phase meters
Chandigarh, April 13
The UT Electricity Department will provide single-phase meters to electricity consumers as per earlier practice.

Watermelon sellers an agitated lot
Chandigarh, April 13
To see watermelon sellers by the roadside in various parts of the city seems to be a thing of the past, for, due to the indifferent attitude of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, they have not been able to get permission to sell the same.

2,500 BSNL phones non-functional
Chandigarh, April 13
More than 2,500 telephones of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) installed in Sector 22 have been non-functional for the past five days. This is due to a technical fault in a specific telecom equipment which routes the calls.

Monkey menace in Sector 20
Chandigarh, April 13
A simian family of three, headed by an old male monkey, has become a menace for the residents of Sector 20-A of this city for the past over one month.

Now page your power complaints
Panchkula, April 13
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, today introduced a novel facility for its consumers to register complaints pertaining to electricity supply through Modi Page service.

Goods worth lakhs gutted
Dera Bassi, April 13
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire that broke out in a yarn industry unit on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road in Saidpura village about 2 km from here on Wednesday.

What a fall... at Fun City
Panchkula, April 13
The adventurous and fun-loving souls of the region today got an opportunity to experience a thrilling 32-feet high fall from a hillock through a water channel at the Fun City amusement park in Panchkula where this new ride called fun slide was inaugurated on the occasion of Baisakhi today.

“Media must help check corruption”
Chandigarh, April 13
Janshakti, a social organisation, organised an open discussion on “Lok Shakti — the only answer to corruption” at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 here today.

Martyr remembered
Kharar, April 13
Rich tributes were paid to Major Harminder Pal Singh of 18 Grenadiers who laid down his life while fighting with militants on April, 1999, at a shrandhanjli samagam organised in connection with his second death anniversary in Mundi Kharar village yesterday.

Congress rally 


Challan drive to check black films on car windows
Chandigarh, April 13
On the second day of a special drive against the unauthorised use of black films on the windowpanes of vehicles, the Chandigarh traffic police challaned 65 vehicles today.

  • 2 more arrests in PU

  • Theft in PU hostel

  • Gold stolen from scooter

  • 2 bootleggers held

  • Two gamblers booked

  • Bank customer defrauded

2 kids killed in road mishap
Panchkula, April 13
Two children accompanying their parents were crushed to death by a speeding tipper on the Naraingarh road here today.

Woman jumps into water tank, dies
Chandigarh, April 13
A woman resident of Hallomajra village drowned herself in an over head water tank here this morning. After this incident, the woman’s husband reportedly attempted suicide in his house by trying to hang himself but was saved by neighbours. He was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where his condition was said to be stable.


Remedial courses for weak students
Chandigarh, April 13
Academically weak students in colleges affiliated to Panjab University can look forward to special classes by colleges as ‘remedial’ courses that are being supported by the University Grants Commission.

LIC told to pay insurance money
Chandigarh, April 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has allowed the complaint of Ms Satya Devi and directed the Senior Divisional Manager, LIC, to pay the sum assured in the policy along with interest at the rate 12 per cent to the complainant.

12-year RI in rape case
Dera Bassi, April 13
Mr G.S. Mangat, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Rajpura, sentenced Gian Singh, a residents of Daffarpur village, to 12 years of rigorous imprisonment, besides a fine of Rs 12,000 for raping a minor girl.


Inseparable three some exude josh
Chandigarh, April 13
Some ascents are really wild. And their’s is one of those. Ever since music bound them together, the inseparable threesome of Joshilay have not looked back. But they sure have come a long way from “Muniya”, their first album which rocked the hottest discotheques all over the country. 

Health campaign from April 16
Panchkula, April 13
A family health awareness campaign is being launched in the district by the district health department, in collaboration with the Aids Control Society. The first phase of the fortnight-long campaign is scheduled to begin from April 16. The second phase will commence from April 22.


BCCI panel in city
Chandigarh, April 13
The three-member committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) paid a visit to the city to explore the possibility of granting direct affiliation to Chandigarh. This affiliation would help players to play under the banner of UT in any of the recognised tournaments of the BCCI. So far the players were free to play for Haryana or Punjab.

  • Dera Bassi Police-public athletic meet

No takers for five parking lots
Chandigarh, April 13
None of the five parking sites adjoining cinema halls in the city could be auctioned by the Municipal Corporation yesterday. These are the sites adjoining Piccadily cinema, Neelam cinema, Batra, Nirman and KC cinema.

MC chief ‘issuing baseless statements’
SAS Nagar, April 13
Five Opposition councillors today accused the civic body president of misleading the residents and harming the image of officials by issuing baseless statements.

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