Thursday, April 19, 2001,
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Property conversion rates notified
Chandigarh, April 18
The Chandigarh Administration today finally notified a policy to allow general power of attorney holders to get any type of residential property converted in their name while also allowing for conversion into freehold of plots bigger than 500 square metres (1 kanal and above).

1 killed in scrap shell blast
Panchkula, April 18
One person died and another was injured when a shell, collected as scrap, exploded in a two-room tenement in Old Panchkula this morning.

Police personnel examine the shell-blast site in Old Panchkula on Wednesday. Amtul (55) (right) the grandmother of the deceased, Abid Ali (bottom), in General Hospital, Sector6, Panchkula on Wednesday.

Police personnel examine the shell-blast site in Old Panchkula on Wednesday. Amtul (55) (right) the grandmother of the deceased, Abid Ali (bottom), in General Hospital, Sector6, Panchkula on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma 



“Reduce wheat, rice production”
Chandigarh, April 18
To adjust to the post-World Trade Organisation impact, Punjab and Haryana should reorient agriculture production in tune with the emerging demand scenario that mainly would depend on, extent of deficit of various farm commodities in the rest of the country excluding Punjab; extent to which Punjab produce can substitute agricultural imports and; extent to which Punjab produce can be sold as export.

NAAC impressed with PU
Campus facilities ‘satisfactory’
Chandigarh, April 18
Panjab University is likely to figure high on the merit list of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council currently on a visit to the campus.

Nazim alias Shamim“Most wanted” man gets bail
Chandigarh, April 18
“India’s Most Wanted” man, Nazim alias Shamim, who was arrested in a joint operation by the Rishikesh and Chandigarh Police in Mani Majra in February, was granted bail by a local Judge today. He furnished a bond of Rs 30,000 with one surety in the UT Additional Sessions Judge’s court.

Vandana LuthraCelebrating beauty Vandana way
Chandigarh, April 18
She carried herself with grace and poise, showering those naturally-beautiful glances on one and all who flocked the VLCC Centre in Sector 8 today. Dressed up in a skimpy green outfit, and sporting a leggy look, beauty icon Vandana Luthra surely did not look 42. . Maintaining youthful charms comes easy to the Delhi-based beauty expert, who is now going places with her integrated life of great looks, health and happiness.

Meagre police force around city
Chandigarh, April 18
Unmindful of the rapid rise in crime in various villages lying in the vicinity of the city and the mushrooming labour colonies, the Chandigarh Police has deployed a meagre 4 per cent of its force in these areas.


Panchayat rejects rehabilitation package
SAS Nagar, April 18
Members of the Kumbhra gram panchayat today said the rehabilitation package recently announced by the Punjab government was not acceptable to them. They claimed that the terms and conditions in the rehabilitation package were not the same as had been agreed to by the officials during meeting with them in the past.

Bajwa opens fire safety show
Chandigarh, April 18
An exhibition on fire and safety, which was inaugurated at the Sector 17 fire headquarters today, had on display fire-fighting equipment such as fire detection systems, fire extinguishers, masks, breathing apparatus and the special costumes for the firemen.

IIA passengers stranded
Chandigarh, April 18
At least 80 Ladakh-bound passengers each were stranded in New Delhi and Chandigarh following cancellation of the Indian Airlines weekly New Delhi-Leh-Chandigarh-Leh-New Delhi flight as the Leh airport became snowbound, IA sources said here today.

Parents allege police neglect
Chandigarh, April 18
The parents of Rajinder Singh, 10, alias Bablu, a resident of Dhanas village, who had drowned in a 15-foot-deep ditch on March 31, have accused the police of turning a blind eye to those responsible for the death.

Status quo on water, sewerage rates
SAS Nagar, April 18
In the wake of no official confirmation regarding the approval of the reduced water and sewerage charges in the town, confusion on the issue continues. As per the accepted norms if no communication is received from the department within 15 days after approval of the item, the same stands approved.

Of CM, CB & MC
Chandigarh, April 18
Strange are the ways of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. It acts only when it wills. A comparison of two recent incidents brings the irony of the MC’s prejudice to light. 

Two city architects win third prize
Chandigarh, April 18
Two city architects have won the third prize in the field of innovative design for low-cost housing, the competition for which was organised by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited and the Hari Om Ashram Trust, Nadiad, in Gujarat recently.

Army and CPO conference
Chandigarh, April 18
The annual Army and Central Police Organisations’ conference was held at Headquarters, Western Command, Chandi Mandir, today. Apart from senior officers of the command, top functionaries from CPOs based in Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh attended the conference. 

Dhawan group fires another salvo
Chandigarh, April 18
Firing another salvo at the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee chief, Mr B.B. Bahl, and the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, leaders owing allegiance to the Harmohan Dhawan faction today made it clear that they would continue to fight the party leadership from within.

100 encroachments removed
Chandigarh, April 18
The roads division and enforcement staff of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, while continuing its drive against the encroachers in Mani Majra today removed over 100 encroachments of various kinds such as platforms, concrete slabs, steps made by the shopkeepers in the market area.

PU sends aid for quake victims
Chandigarh, April 18
Panjab University today dispatched relief material worth Rs 16,85,676 as donation for victims of the Gujarat earthquake. Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Punjab Governor, flagged off the vehicle containing 550 tents and some relief material for the earthquake affected.

Self-styled Cong man in transfer scandal
Chandigarh, April 18
The involvement of a small-time leader of the Morni area in the transfer scandal which rocked the office of the Haryana Chief Minister has also come to light. This was revealed during the interrogation of a Class IV employee, Mr Harish Chander, who was working in the office of the Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr D.S. Dhesi.

Phone directory printouts
Chandigarh, April 18
The local office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has displayed initial computer printouts of the forthcoming telephone directory at various places in the city for the public to scrutinise and suggest corrections, if any.

Tension in Sector 7 market
Panchkula, April 18
Tension prevailed in the Sector 7 market when labourers of a showroom site owner unknowingly cut off telephone cables while digging the plot for construction purposes.

Water at doorstep
Chandigarh, April 18
The residents of Bapu Dham Colony are facing the problem of water at their doorstep following a leak in one the pipelines located near the Sector 26 police post. The residents maintain that they have been facing the problem for the past two weeks, since the occurrence of the leak in the pipeline, the officials concerned, according to them, have not bothered to take any action in this regard.


Burglar arrested
Chandigarh, April 18
The police claims to have achieved a major success with the arrest of a burglar, Daljit Singh, who was operating in the city for the past six months. He is learnt to have been involved in four cases of burglary and goods worth over Rs 50,000 were recovered from his possession.

Body found in lake
Chandigarh, April 18
The body of a 35-year-old woman, Monica Agnihotri, who had been missing since April 16, was recovered from the Sukhna Lake today afternoon. She is reported to have committed suicide in a state of depression.

Car recovery continues
Panchkula, April 18
In yet another recovery in the car-lifting case, the police found an abandoned Mitsubishi Lancer in Sector 12 A, here today. 


PCCTU elections on May 6
Chandigarh, April 18
The Panjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has stated in a press note that the final phase of the union elections will be held at GGN College, Ludhiana, on May 6.

Delegation of principals’ body to meet minister
Chandigarh, April 18
A joint deputation of the federation of the managements and the Federation of Principals Association of Non-Government Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will call upon Master Mohan Lal, Minister, Higher Education, Punjab tomorrow. 


Notice of motion to PFC, others
SAS Nagar, April 18
Hearing a petition filed by an industrialist of the town, Mr Gursharan Singh Riar, for registration of a First Information Report against officials of the Punjab Financial Corporation, officials of the local District Industries Centre and the proprietor of M/s High Tech Industries Ltd, Mr R.S. Sachdeva, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to respondents for April 24.

Bar membership case adjourned
Chandigarh, April 18
The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, today adjourned the hearing of a case filed by a lawyer to declare him member of the District Bar Association, for April 19.


Picture maker installed
Chandigarh, April 18
This is for the lovers of photography and also for those who are fond of seeing themselves in pictures. Now you can get your pictures of size you would have only dreamt of in merely a few hours. 

Earthy works
Chandigarh, April 18
There is something very earthy about the works of art which opened for the public at Art Folio in Sector 9 today. The ensemble, by two eminent artists from Gujarat, C.D. Mistry and Kalpit Panchal, boasts of great appeal.

‘Align curriculum with eco issues’
Chandigarh, April 18
A cultural evening was organised for the participants of the five-day workshop on “Incorporating environmental issues in science education” here today with the help of Punjabi Lok Kala Kendra, Sangrur, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Punjab, at TTTI Auditorium. The workshop is being organised for the SAARC countries by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with UNESCO.


1,000 kg ‘unsafe’ food items destroyed
Chandigarh, April 18
The health wing of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, while initiating action against the cut-fruit vendors under the Epidemic Diseases Act have seized and destroyed over 1,000 kg of food articles which had kept for sale under insanitary and unhygienic conditions and exposed to dust and flies.


F and CC meeting today
Chandigarh, April 18
The Finance and Contract Committee meeting of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, slated for tomorrow will take up various issues, including modernisation of slaughter house, granting permission to water melon sellers and sugarcane juice sellers to carry on their business on MC land, strengthening of various roads and augmentation of streetlights in the city.Top

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