Saturday, April 21, 2001,
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Grow your roadside gardens, says PUDA
SAS Nagar, April 20
The raising of hedges and fencing in front of residential and institutional premises in SAS Nagar will no more be considered as encroachment by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). In a decision in favour of the residents, the Authority has finalised a policy to allow the landscaping of road berms subject to certain conditions.

Stay not on acquisition proceedings: PUDA
SAS Nagar, April 20
In connection with the Punjab and Haryana High Court order regarding the maintenance of the status quo regarding the possession of land by a petitioner in Sohana village — being acquired for the further expansion of SAS Nagar — officials of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today maintained that the High Court had not stayed the land acquisition proceedings and the status quo was regarding the possession of land of the quasi petitioners.



Labourer stabbed to death
Chandigarh, April 20
Sailesh, a 30-year-old migrant labourer, was stabbed to death by his friend, Raju, near Makhan Majra late last night. The friends had turned foes over winning over the "affection" of Hare Ram, a 12-year-old boy. The accused, Raju and Hare Ram were later arrested in the evening.

Cops illegally confine youth for 15 days
SAS Nagar, April 20
How secure can the poor feel when police officials break the very laws they are supposed to enforce? Evidently not much, if one sees the case of a young man who was wrongfully confined for days and allegedly beaten up by police personnel here and is still haunted by the fear of further harassment at their hands.

The two murder accused, Raju and 12- year-old Hare Ram along with the police party that nabbed them.
The two murder accused, Raju and 12- year-old Hare Ram along with the police party that nabbed them. They had stabbed Sailesh to death in the jungle near Makhan Majra late last night. 
— A Tribune photograph

Mayor’s appeal falls on deaf ears
Chandigarh, April 20
The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, today failed to impress the BJP councillors at an all-party meet held on the Municipal Corporation premises to decide on allowing smooth proceedings of the House scheduled for April 25. The last meeting was adjourned amidst acrimonious scenes.

Bansal supporters hit out at Dhawan group
Chandigarh, April 20
After lying low for several days, certain Congress leaders, owing allegiance to the Pawan Bansal faction, today shot back at the Harmohan Dhawan faction, warning its leaders to “refrain from anti-party activities”.


Romi Kapil Dev in a new avtar
Chandigarh, April 20
Romi Kapil Dev is finally discovering herself. Not that during 20 years of marriage, the cricket star’s wife was not exploring latent talents, but it took her some time to come out of her shell and launch herself in the new avtar.

House set afire, police inaction alleged
SAS Nagar, April 20
A resident of Kumbra village, near here, today accused the police of failing to take action against certain persons who set her house on fire on April 12.

Car number auction raises eyebrows
Chandigarh, April 20
A local resident lodged a complaint with the Chandigarh Administration alleging that the Licensing and Registering Authority played a partisan role while auctioning a VIP number — 0001 — from the yet-to-be-allotted series CH-03-E here this morning.

Deepak leads tirade against Arts Council
Chandigarh, April 20
About 50 writers, intellectuals and journalists met on the premises of Punjab Kala Bhawan today to protest against the arbitrary selection of member delegates who finally made it to Pakistan for the Lahore Conference.

Earning while learning emphasised
Chandigarh, April 20
There is a growing need for entrepreneurship by the students and they should involve themselves in more ‘earn while you learn’ activities. The students should in fact start their own food outlets and earn for themselves. This was stated by Ms Neeru Nanda at the annual day celebrations of the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, here today.

SAARC nations to exchange data
Chandigarh, April 20
The five-day workshop on ‘‘Incorporating environmental issues in science education’’ organised by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with UNESCO concluded here today.

120 jhuggis removed
Chandigarh, April 20
In a major anti-encroachment drive as many as 120 jhuggis were removed from near the Police Lines in Sector 26 today. The team led by the Enforcement Magistrate, Mr Ishwar Singh, gave a warning time of 45 minutes to the jhuggi dwellers to remove their household belongings.


A tractor trailer carrying iron bars overturns near the Tribune Chowk about 11.30 am on Friday.
A tractor trailer carrying iron bars overturns near the Tribune Chowk about 11.30 am on Friday. 
— A Tribune photo.

2 youths booked for eve-teasing
Chandigarh, April 20
Two youths have been booked on charges of eve-teasing and criminal intimidation on the complaint of Ms. Babita Rani. The woman has alleged that she was being harrassed by two boys for the past two months as they were making objectionable calls at her residence.


Escape by 2 accused: sentry booked
Kharar, April 20
The local police has registered a case under Sections 223 and 224, IPC, against the sentry Kharar police station on the charge of negligence of duty. Two accused who had been arrested by the police, had escaped from police lock-up on Wednesday night.


A collection that suits the summer spirit
Chandigarh, April 20
Brightness is the hallmark of the collection brought together by two young girls from the city. Sonali and Suparna are both partners in a project — a project that has something to do with the collection of best fabrics now dotting the Indian fashion market.


Jacob’s surprise visit to polytechnic
Chandigarh, April 20
Leaking roofs, clogged toilets, dull classrooms with broken furniture, laboratories and workshops with obsolescent equipment, seepage in walls, poor electrical fittings, open electrical junction boxes, loose wiring, ill-maintained hostel rooms, vast playgrounds and huge campus providing few facilities to the students is the overall picture of Central Polytechnic, Sector 26, Chandigarh.


Detained SI let off on W.O’s intervention
Chandigarh, April 20
A Punjab Police Sub-Inspector Budh Singh, allegedly detained at the behest of Patiala’s Inspector-General of Police, was allowed to leave a police station in Faridkot after a warrant officer (W.O.) appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court raided the place.

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Focus on accused’s promotion
Chandigarh, April 20
The general court martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar on charges of dereliction of duty today witnessed arguments focused on the accused officer’s promotion and appointments prior to the Kargil operations.

Hundal is Bar body chief
Chandigarh, April 20
The results of the District Bar Association elections was declared in the District Courts here tonight. Mr Hardial Singh Hundal was elected president. He defeated Mr Virinder Issar by 85 votes.


Bonds of poor highlighted
Chandigarh, April 20
The struggle of poor develops bonds. This was the message of the play “Oonay te Sakhne” (Poor and the Destitutes), staged at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 here on Thursday.


AIDS awareness camp for labourers
Chandigarh , April 20
For the daily wage-earners gathered at the Labour Chowk in Sector 20 today, the morning was an unusual one. A small shamiana put up by the local state AIDS Control Society, to create awareness amongst the labourers about reproductive tract infections (RTIs) sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) besides HIV and AIDS, did manage to attract their attention. Later, some of them even came forth with queries , though hesitatingly, about the much taboo topics .

Free eye camp today
Chandigarh, April 20
A free eye camp will be held tomorrow at the main hall of the Housefed Complex in Phase X of SAS Nagar, according to Mr R. S. Walia, coordinator of the Housefed Complex Residents Welfare-cum-Celebrations of Religious and Social Functions Committee.

Facial cosmetic surgery “vital”
Chandigarh , April 20
Dr Kulwant Singh Bhangoo, a cosmetic and plastic surgeon from the USA, today delivered a guest lecture on “Facial cosmetic surgery” at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.



Private buses to ply in city
Chandigarh, April 20
The Chandigarh Administration today approved a scheme to allow 35 mini buses to ply on 8 to 10 routes in the city. All these routes will facilitate north-to-south movement of people.

Karan Avtar proposed for FS’ post
Chandigarh, April 20
The name of Mr Karan Avtar Singh, a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Punjab cadre, has been forwarded to the Central Government for approval as Finance Secretary (FS), Chandigarh Administration, sources confirmed here tonight .

Ban on sale of ‘unsafe’ eatables
Panchkula, April 20
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, today imposed a blanket ban on the sale of all unprotected eatables in the district.


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