Monday, April 23, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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MC installs voice-mail system
Complaints can be registered round the clock
Chandigarh, April 22
The residents of the city will now be able to record their complaints pertaining to electricity, public health, horticulture and other general problems round-the-clock in the Municipal Corporation’s office. This has been made possible with the installation of a computerised voice mail system since the first week of April, whereby complaints will get recorded on the telephone in the absence of the official and he can hear the same later.

Bangladesh flag burnt
Chandigarh, April 22
The local unit of the BSP today burnt the effigy of the NDA Government in protest against the killing of 16 BSF personnel by Bangladesh troops.

Students of Panjab University burn the Bangladesh flag to protest against the killing of 16 BSF jawans in Meghalaya at the Students Centre in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Students of Panjab University burn the Bangladesh flag to protest against the killing of 16 BSF jawans in Meghalaya at the Students Centre in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph



Penalty for defacing public property now
SAS Nagar, April 22
The local Municipal Council will now penalise those who deface public property. The issue will be taken up in tomorrow’s meeting of the civic body. An official will be authorised to penalise violators. Offenders will have the FIRs registered against them.

‘Zaffarwal should be punished according to law’
Chandigarh, April 22
“Wassan Singh Zaffarwal should be punished according to the law if he is found guilty in either murder or attempt to murder cases registered against him, but there should be no human rights violation.

Two Major-Gens in the dock
Chandigarh, April 22
In an unusual case, two senior Army officers are in the dock for alleged professional impropriety and acts prejudicial to good order and military discipline. While a Major-General is being tried by general court martial for allegedly remaining absent from duty without leave, action is reportedly being contemplated against another officer of the same rank.

Global money transfer service from today
Chandigarh, April 22
An international money transfer service is being launched by the Chandigarh and Punjab circle of the Postal Department at Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar from tomorrow. The facility being provided by the Postal Department which had tied up with Western Union Financial Services, the world’s largest money transfer company, would enable people from abroad to send money within hours.

MCC: raids on staff bring issues to the fore
Chandigarh, April 22
The CBI raids on the municipal staff leading to the arrest of two employees has led to a row between the beleaguered Mayor of Chandigarh, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).


Is Shatabdi losing its sheen?
Chandigarh, April 22
A series of unsavoury incidents during the past couple of months have seen the Shatabdi — billed as the train for carrying the “classes of the City Beautiful” to the Capital each day, with all the comforts and luxuries — loses some of its so-called glory.

THE Shatabdi rides are getting more and more exciting and filmi these days. One never knows when he or she might be duped of his or her luggage and personal belongings. Or when some poor unsuspecting relative or friend, just like a proverbial Hindi film hero, might have to jump off the moving train.




Sharma asks Sonia to intervene
Chandigarh, April 22
The Harmohan Dhawan faction today got a shot in the arm when the President of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress, Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma, urged the party high command to intervene in the ongoing tussle between the Bansal and Dhawan factions.

Forum vows to save city
Chandigarh, April 22
The Citizens Forum for Chandigarh Heritage, a body of the eminent residents concerned about the distortions in the original character of the city, has decided to play a more active role.

40 jhuggis removed
Panchkula, April 22
Jhuggi-dwellers pick up their belongings after the police removed their jhuggis in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Sunday.The police removed over 40 unauthorised jhuggis from the land owned by the Haryana Urban Development Authority here today as one of the steps towards checking rising incidents of crime in the city.

Jhuggi-dwellers pick up their belongings after the police removed their jhuggis in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Tribune employee dead
Chandigarh, April 22
Kulbir Thakur, senior bromide paster, with The Tribune group of publications, died in the General Hospital, Sector 16, here today. He was injured in a road accident yesterday.


Woman ‘elopes’ with beau
Chandigarh, April 22
A woman is alleged to have been kidnapped by her beau, along with her two children, though the woman had herself given a statement to the police on April 13 that she was planning to desert her husband and go away with her landlord’s son on her own.

Booked for possessing duplicate video CDs
Chandigarh, April 22
The police has booked the owners of Raj Video Laboratory in Sector 35-D on the charges of preparing and possessing duplicate video CDs and video cassette of the movie Jodi No. 1.

Husband assaulted by wife’s kin
Chandigarh, April 22
A resident of Badheri is alleged to have been beaten up by the relatives of his estranged wife in full public view yesterday. He has also accused the police of conniving with the accused and forcing him to sign a compromise.


Schools mushroom in residential areas
Chandigarh, April 22
A school on residential premises in Sector 32 of Chandigarh.In violation of a ban imposed by the Chandigarh Administration, schools are mushrooming in residential areas all over the city. Such schools are causing inconvenience to the residents. Motorcycles and cars are not only a traffic hazard, but also a source of noise pollution.

A school on residential premises in Sector 32 of Chandigarh.



Urodynamics machine lying idle in GMCH
Chandigarh, April 22
Six months ago, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32 had spent Rs 10 lakh to purchase a urodynamics machine for the Urology Department. But the sophisticated machine is lying dumped in the hospital’s basement since then, thanks to lack of planning and indifference of the officials concerned.

Symposia on tropical diseases
Chandigarh, April 22
As a part of its Continuing Medical Education Programme (CMEP), two symposia and a series of lectures on tropical diseases were organised by the Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir today.

800 treated at health camp
Panchkula, April 22
The second phase of the ongoing family health awareness campaign and the concept of “Hospital at the doorstep”, under which several doctors treated patients began on a positive note in Raipur Rani, here today.

Health mela held at Ropar village
Chandigarh, April 22
The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) as part of its local initiative programme (LIP), organised a special health mela under its reproductive and child health project at Jhandian Kalan of Nurpur Bedi block in Ropar district yesterday. As many as 1400 persons from local and adjoining villages attended the camp.

Hazards of eating cut fruit
riya, Shalini and Kamini come out of their college in their latest designer clothes and make a dash towards chat, papadi rehriwala and eat chat without bothering that the man selling the chat has unclean hands and dirty nails. His gol-gappa pani has been cooled by the ice that has been made in the most unhygienic conditions and from impure water.

654 donate blood
Chandigarh, April 22
The Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today inaugurated a mass blood donation camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission in Sector 30 here today.

Anti-infection mela makes big impact
Chandigarh, April 22
As many as 350 people attended the Yauvan Mangal Mela organised by the State AIDS Control Society and the Lions Club Rose, an NGO, in the Maloya colony, here today. These camps are being organised as part of the Family Health Awareness Campaign.


Dravid to be in city today
Chandigarh, April 22
Rahul Dravid, will be in the city tomorrow. He will inaugurate a showroom in Sector 9. Dravid will also visit a showroom of Mr Surinder Singh ‘Baijee’, Secretary of the Chandigarh Cricket Association, in Sector 22-B.

Excelled both in sport and studies
Chandigarh, April 22
Atul Goyal has established himself in both sports and studies. Atul excelled in fencing as well as basketball and is now pursuing a computer engineering course.


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