Wednesday, April 18, 2001,
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Changes in CHB flats may be regularised
Chandigarh, April 17
There is good news for thousands of city residents who own Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats. A committee set up by the CHB is working to recommend regularisation of certain amendments carried out within the flats by owners.

30 meterless autos challaned
Chandigarh, April 17
Special teams of the Chandigarh Administration today re-started a drive to challan auto-rickshaws plying in the city without fare meters. The drive was carried out jointly by the Chandigarh Traffic Police and the State Transport Authority (STA) and resulted in challans for more than 30 autorickshaws plying without fare meters.

Fearing a fresh challaning drive several auto-rickshaws remained off the road in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Fearing a fresh challaning drive several auto-rickshaws remained off the road in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan




Varsity supercomputer cries for users
Chandigarh, April 17
The supercomputer at Panjab University formally installed last year is still to find regular users for the super computing facility, a rare privilege in the entire region.

Car-lifting: another recovery
Panchkula, April 17
As the police is getting stern on the trail of persons possessing stolen cars, another car has been found this afternoon in Sector 10, here, this time from the house of one of the accused persons in the car-theft case.

MC, Health Dept at loggerheads
Mosquitoes breed and bite
Panchkula, April 17
It is a battle where neither of the warring parties, the Municipal Council and the District Health Department, engaged in it are likely to triumph. The only winner emerging from the fight is the mosquito, its number rising meteorically in the absence of any spray of insecticide to check its spread.

Lok Adalat on April 21
Chandigarh, April 17
In order to solve the various types of cases, a Special Lok Adalat will be held on April 21 in the District Courts.


VDS to regularise extension in power load
Chandigarh, April 17
The Electricity Wing of the U.T. Engineering Department has decided to introduce a Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS)-2001 for regularisation of extension in load for domestic supply (DS) and non-residential supply (NRS) consumers.

Rain continues, temp falls
Chandigarh, April 17
Rain continued in the city and surrounding areas for the fourth day today, forcing residents to switch off fans, while senior citizens pulled out light woollens during the evening hours. The day-time temperature dropped to 28 degrees, 6.5 degrees below the normal average for this time of the year.

Water shortage on April 23, 24
Chandigarh, April 17
Residents in various sectors of the city may have to put up with inadequate water supply and low water pressure on April 23 and 24 following the repair of another leakage in the water supply line at Roorki village , near Kharar.

Decoy complainants to help people
Chandigarh, April 17
The police authorities have decided to use decoy complainants in order to ensure that complainants are dealt with in a fair manner in various police stations of the city.

A life devoted to welfare of soldiers
ajor-Gen M.P.S. Mann (retd), who died on April 10 after a protracted illness, was the patron of the Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh. Belonging to the distinguished Mann family of Fatehgarh Sahib, General Mann had devoted his life to the welfare of war widows, and decorated and disabled soldiers after retiring as General Officer Commanding of an Infantry division in Gujarat.

ITBP Director-General, Mr S.C. Chaube (second from right), goes around the base workshop during his visit to the ITBP transport battalion in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ITBP top cop visits battalion
Chandigarh, April 17
The newly appointed Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Mr S.C. Chaube, visited the ITBP transport battalion located near the city airport today. On his arrival here, he was received by the DIG (P), Mr M. P. Vasudeva, Additional DIG, Mr J.C. Rana, and the battalion Commandant, Mr A. S. Chinna.
ITBP Director-General, Mr S.C. Chaube (second from right), goes around the base workshop during his visit to the ITBP transport battalion in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Exhibition on fire safety measures
Chandigarh, April 17
An exhibition highlighting fire safety measures will be put up at the Fire services headquarters in Sector 17 tomorrow, as part of the observance of the ongoing Fire Services Week.

Packet chokes water supply
Chandigarh, April 17
Regular water supply had become a distant dream for some residents of Sector 44 during the past one year. The situation further worsened a fortnight back, when the supply was reduced to a mere trickle from the taps. But their problem was finally solved today when a plumber removed the blockage caused by a packet of chewing tobacco.

ISKCON training course begins
Chandigarh, April 17
The local unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) started a 12-day course on Vaishnava training and Education at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B here today.

‘Pool resources for social uplift’
Chandigarh, April 17
There is need to integrate services and programmes of different agencies concerned to work for uplift of the status of the underprivileged sections of society.


Women duped of cash, jewellery
SAS Nagar, April 17
Two women of Phase 1 were allegedly duped of cash and jewellery by two migrant women labourers near the Displast rotary in Phase I here last evening. The women, Joginder and Suman Lata, were going on their Kinetic when they were signalled to stop by the other two women on the pretext of asking the address of a jeweller.


NAAC makes it a hurried affair
Chandigarh, April 17
The NAAC visit seems to have created quite a ruffle in Panjab University with the university trying its best to put its best foot forward. Every department, the library, the hostels have an absolutely fresh and clean look.

Produce detained bus drivers, SHO told
Chandigarh, April 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Station House Officer of a police station in Pathankot to ensure that three bus drivers, allegedly detained at the behest of an MLA, were located and produced in the court on April 24.

Arguments on parade statements
Chandigarh, April 17
The relevance of producing parade statements as evidence dominated the proceedings of the general court martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today. The defence wanted the Commanding Officer of 5 Para, Col A.K. Srivastava, to produce the parade statements of his unit pertaining to certain dates, which was objected to by the prosecution.

Remand for criminal intimidation
Chandigarh, April 17
The UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, today remanded Sunil Malik for one day, in an alleged case of criminal intimidation. The case against the accused was registered under Sections 427, 452, 506 and 34 of the IPC on April 7.


Wattal to team up with Malkit
HE star maker, Jawahar Wattal, after successfully launching Shubha Mudgal, Baba Sehgal, Daler Mehndi, Hema Sardesai, Bhupi Chawla, Shweta Shetty, Poornima, Ali Haider, Shankar Sahni and Karan Jasbir, is now working with the “King of Bhangra”, Malkit Singh, for a new album.

Harmonising Euro-Indian customs
Chandigarh, April 17
To term this project a puppet show and end the matter at that will amount to undermining its international significance. Staged in New Delhi thrice before being brought to Chandigarh today, the Indo-French-German production Jaimatadi is all about cultural assimilation and artistic interchange.


Master puppeteers, Bettina Vielhaber from Germany and Puran Bhatt from Rajasthan, team up to present Jai Mata Di, an Indo-French-German production, at Bal Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

700 examined at health camp
Panchkula, April 17
Over 700 patients were examined on the second day of the family health awareness campaign launched in the district by the district Health Department, in collaboration with the Aids Control Society at Pinjore.

600 attend medical camp at Mauli Jagran
Chandigarh, April 17
As many as 600 persons attended the awareness-cum-medical camp organised at Mauli Jagran colony by the State AIDS Control Society, UT, on the second day of ‘Yauvan Mangal mela’ today. Of these 280 people availed the diagnosis and treatment services at the camp, 20 blood samples were also drawn for further investigation from the patients.

Better facilities sought for polyclinic
Chandigarh, April 17
The residents Welfare Society, Sector 46, have in a letter written to the Director, Health Services, UT, Dr Rameshwar Chander, sought better infrastructure for Government Polyclinic, Sector 45, which had been upgraded from a primary health centre last year. 


Star in the making
Chandigarh, April 17
Fourteen-year-old Sania Mirza is participating in the seniors’ section of the ITF tennis meet, which began at CLTA courts, Sector 10, here yesterday. She wants to make it big like Steffi Graf.

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, April 17
The Roads Division and enforcement staff of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, as part of its drive today removed as many as 150 encroachments in the form on concrete structures, platforms and steps from the main bazar in Mani Majra.

New EO to give priority to sanitation
SAS Nagar, April 17
The new Executive Officer of the Municipal Council, Mr H. B. Garg, said here today that he would give priority to improvement in sanitation and sought public cooperation to have a cleaner town.

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