Tuesday, April 24, 2001,
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CHB likely to regularise changes in flats
Chandigarh, April 23
Thousands of allottees of the Chandigarh Housing Board can now breathe easy. The report of the committee set up by the CHB on the regularisation of addition and alterations in the flats will be submitted to the Chandigarh Administration tomorrow.

A beauty queen rooted in tradition
Chandigarh, April 23
Maheshwari Thiagarajan is a self-possessed girl. She has been so right from the day she walked out with the coveted crown of Miss India Asia Pacific 2001 on January 27 this year. 
Miss India Asia Pacific Maheshwari signs autographs at the NIFD, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Miss India Asia Pacific Maheshwari signs autographs at the NIFD, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Ex-SBI employee threatens suicide
Chandigarh, April 23
A former employee of the treasury branch of the State Bank of India, Sector 17, has threatened to commit suicide because of the alleged failure of the bank to pay his retiral terminal benefits admissible to him following retirement from service under the voluntary retirement scheme.



MC’s move to check noise pollution
SAS Nagar, April 23
To check the increasing noise pollution in the town, the local civic body adopted the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests today. The town will be divided into four zones to enforce these guidelines.

MC to check water samples, PUDA development works
SAS Nagar, April 23
The SAS Nagar civic body today said, in future, its engineering wing would check the quality of development works before these are handed over to it by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

FCI refusal to purchase wheat angers farmers
Farmers in agitated mood after the Food Corporation of India refused to buy wheat at Grain Market in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, April 23
Tension ran high in the Grain Market here today when the Food Corporation of India reportedly refused to procure wheat. The farmers, who had brought the wheat in the market, raised slogans against the Central Government and the FCI.
Farmers in agitated mood after the Food Corporation of India refused to buy wheat at Grain Market in Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

CO’s cross-examination concludes
Chandigarh, April 23
The cross-examination and re-examination of Col M B Ravindranath, Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 Rajputana Rifles concluded today before the General Court Martial trying Maj V.K. Madhan.

CBI arrests two MCC employees
Chandigarh, April 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested two Sub-Inspectors of the Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. The two have been identified as Dilbagh Singh and Avtar Singh.



New buildings for three govt offices
Panchkula, April 23
Three government-owned buildings will be shifted out of their present premises to new locations to make way for commercial plots with a view to generate revenue for the government.

Dhawan launches manch
Chandigarh, April 23
In a show of strength, a former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, launched the Chandigarh Vikas Manch here today. Announcing the formation of the manch at a press conference here, Mr Dhawan said the manch would work for the welfare of the residents, development of Chandigarh and fight against injustice and its office-bearers will be announced soon.

Indian American Sikh gets top position
Chandigarh, April 23
Mr Satnam Singh Chahal, a Punjabi journalist, has been made Sister County Commissioner for the Russia-Moscow region by the board of Supervisors of the Santa Clara county government in California for five years.

HUDA removes 60 jhuggis
Panchkula, April 23
Continuing with its drive to oust jhuggi-dwellers, the Enforcement wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority along with police personnel removed 60 jhuggis here today.

CJA condemns assault on lensman
Chandigarh, April 23
The Chandigarh Journalists Association today condemned the Jalandhar police for manhandling and assaulting a news photographer outside the D Division police station on Saturday.

24 misfired shells recovered
Chandigarh , April 23
Even as Western Command officials, along with the Panchkula police, cordoned off the firing range, near Bhudd village, yesterday, the ‘‘search-and-seizure” operations led to the recovery of 24 misfired explosive shells from the villagers as well as the firing range vacated by the Army four years ago.

Water supply normal
Chandigarh, April 23
Despite apprehensions amongst the residents regarding low water pressure, the supply in the city remained unaffected even as the repair of the leakages in one of the lines from Kajauli water works was carried out today at Roorkie village, near Kharar.



Man arrested with 50 pouches of whisky
Chandigarh, April 23
The police has arrested a resident of Kumhar Colony from near Himachal Serai and seized 50 pouches of whisky from him. Prem Chand was arrested by the police late last night and has been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

  • Thefts

  • Six injured


  • Case registered

  • Child recovered


‘Restructure tourism industry’
Chandigarh, April 23
The Executive Director of the Sikkim Tourism Department, Mr P.K. Dong, while speaking at a seminar on “Indian tourism in new millennium”, organised by the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends, here today said the tourism planning should be made a part of overall planning process of the country in order to face global competition.



Bid to end ayurvedic students’ strike
Chandigarh , April 23
While the students of the Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, remained on strike for the second day today, the management continues to maintain that their demands are totally “unjustified and uncalled for”.

13 schools to be upgraded
Chandigarh, April 23
All the 13 middle schools in the city are to be upgraded to the level of high school. Six of these schools are model middle schools where education is carried out in English medium, while seven of the schools on the list are those where the teaching medium is Hindi or Punjabi. 


Suitable complexes for courts ordered
Chandigarh, April 23
Coming down heavily upon the state of Punjab for its failure to provide suitable court complexes at Nakodar and Phillaur, Mr Justice V.K. Jhanji of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed it to make alternative arrangements for providing proper accommodation for the courts till setting up of the complexes.

  • Bail application

  • Notice issued to Chautala

Highest bidder takes school: court
Chandigarh, April 23
In the case of the Sector 9 Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, Mr Justice V.K. Jhanji of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that, “The goodwill of the partnership concern and the tenancy rights of the building in possession of the school can be sold by holding a bid among the partners.”



A musical evening of Sahir songs
In the era of pop singing and dancing the lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi received an overwhelming response at Tagore Theatre this Saturday evening. The programme of scheduled two hours got extended to four hours as the appetite of audience was refusing to be satiated. 


Panel accepts PGI staff demands
Chandigarh, April 23
Long-pending demands of PGI employees in general, and medical technologists in particular, have been agreed upon by a high powered committee of the PGI and these will be put forward for approval of the Standing Finance Committee and the governing body of the institute.

PGI employees’ leader sacked
Chandigarh, April 23
A junior laboratory technician of the PGI, Mr Aswini Munjal, who is also the General Secretary of the PGI Employees Union, has been dismissed from service by the authorities.



Children’s date with Dravid
Chandigarh, April 23
It was a joyous moment for young children who converged on an electronic appliances showroom in Sector 22 to have a date with India’s cricket sensation Rahul Sharad Dravid. 
India's star batsman Rahul Dravid gives autographs to young cricket fans during his visit to Chandigarh on Monday.
India's star batsman Rahul Dravid gives autographs to young cricket fans during his visit to Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Tennis tourney begins
Chandigarh, April 23
Arjun Sehgal of Patiala and Digvijay Singh of Himachal Pradesh sailed into the second round of the Total Tennis Championship which began here today at the YMCA Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11.


Slots’ allotment on April 30
Chandigarh, April 23
The UT Administration is going to allot 50 vacant slots and three chambers of the District Court Complex in third phase of slots allotment on April 30 at the Estate Office. The administration has issued a notice of allotment to officials of courts and the Bar Association and the Estate Office.

MCC: new staff for enforcement
Chandigarh, April 23
Following the ‘exposure’ of alleged corruption in the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, the Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, has decided to entrust the enforcement duties to certain other officials of the corporation. A final decision in this regard is likely to be taken tomorrow.

Form guidelines for property tax: Admn
Chandigarh, April 23
The Chandigarh Administration has asked the Municipal Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, who is also the Estate Officer, to frame guidelines for imposing property tax on commercial and industrial properties here.Top

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