Thursday, April 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Mayor faces heavy flak; MCC house adjourned
Chandigarh, April 25
An aggressive BJP-SAD opposition once again stalled the proceedings of a crucial meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh which had to be finally adjourned by the Mayor without transacting any business today.

Congress councillor Satinder Dhawan (extreme left) stages a walkout in protest against the BJP-SAD councillors stalling the proceedings of the MCC House in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Congress councillor Satinder Dhawan (extreme left) stages a walkout in protest against the BJP-SAD councillors stalling the proceedings of the MCC House in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Confusion over environment paper
Students at the receiving end
Chandigarh, April 25
Anxiety is writ large on the faces of hundreds of undergraduate students of the colleges affiliated to Panjab University as they “are being forced to appear” for the paper in environment studies which they have already cleared.




Police updating list of militants
Chandigarh, April 25
Following the resurfacing of the dreaded terrorists, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal and Mukhtiar Singh Mukha, in the city recently, the UT police has begun an exercise in earnest to update its database regarding former Punjab militants, who are suspected to visit the city in the coming days.

Move on house tax rejected
SAS Nagar, April 25
The Local Government Department has rejected a proposal of the local Municipal Council to levy house tax on commercial property here. The civic body has reportedly been told not to impose the tax for the next five years.

Parikshat SahniChance meeting with Parikshat
Chandigarh, April 25
It was a chance meeting with Parikshat Sahni, actor and son of the legendary star Balraj Sahni, today morning. The actor, who has been working in Bollywood for decades, was spotted by this reporter at a vegetable shop along with his cousin sister at the Modern Housing Complex here. When was asked for a brief interaction, the actor willingly agreed.

Punjabi gets its due in UT
Chandigarh, April 25
In a significant decision, the Chandigarh Administration has decided that all signboards on roads, in public offices and public places will be written in Punjabi apart from English and Hindi. Besides, all correspondence in Punjabi will be entertained in all UT offices.


MC fails to evict roadside vendors
SAS Nagar, April 25
It is business as usual for a large number of roadside sellers all over the town despite the Municipal Council’s drive to curb the menace.

Disadvantaged citizens
Bill for phone that never was
Chandigarh, April 25
Officials of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are threatening a 79-year-old resident of the city that an FIR will be registered against him if he does not pay a pending bill. However, the bill is for a period when the man did not even have a telephone.

Dhawan assails ‘obstructionists’
Chandigarh, April 25
A former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today warned that the activists of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch would gherao the houses of those councillors who were stalling the proceedings of the House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

CTU employees stage dharna
Chandigarh, April 25
Hundreds of employees of the Joint Action Committee of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking staged dharna at the ISBT against the introduction of privatisation in the CTU. The employees have also started indefinite chain fast.

Villagers support removal of earth
SAS Nagar, April 25
Even as the local Mining Department began the exercise to probe in the issue of removal of earth illegally from fields in Kambali, Dharamgarh and Kormajra villages, land holders lamented that their land was hardly fertile.

Feng Shui is easy to use
he most attractive phase of Feng Shui is its simplicity and the philosophy behind it. The origin of Feng Shui dates back to four thousand years. Its priniciples on arranging living places to attract balanced and pure energies are very simple once you understand them. The phases of good and bad luck can be reversed if one studies the secrets of the earth’s energies and knows how to manipulate them.


Alleged rapist arrested
Chandigarh, April 25
The police has caught a 22-year-old youth after he had allegedly raped his landlady in Burail village early this morning.

Police fails to trace car owner
Chandigarh, April 25
The police is on the trail of the occupants of a Lancer car who fired a shot in the air in Sector 40 late last night following a minor altercation with two other car-borne youths.

2 teenagers held in theft cases
Chandigarh, April 25
The Mani majra police has arrested two teenagers responsible for at least three cases of burglary and theft in different parts of Mani Majra over the past two months.


Colourful show by kids
Chandigarh, April 25
The annual day function of Air Force School, 12 wing, AF Chandigarh, was held here today at LECMA auditorium. Air Cdre VS Govindarajan, VM, Air officer Commanding, 12 wing AF station, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Students of Air Force School
Students of Air Force School at their annual day function in the Lecma auditorium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ayurvedic students wear black badges
Chandigarh, April 25
On the fifth day of the strike at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, the protesting students and class IV employees wore black badges and raised slogans against Dr Naresh Mittal, member, Dhanwantry Educational Society and Dr Ravinder Kaur Shukla, officiating Deputy Medical Superintendent, members of the management and Dr R.P. Kaushal, Principal.

‘Saffronisation a threat to education’
Chandigarh, April 25
“Increasing saffronisation of education by the BJP government is a threat to education,” said Prof Roop Rekha Verma, a former Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University, here today. He was in the Panjab University Department of Philosophy today to attend a refresher programme.

FCI contract to firm set aside
Chandigarh, April 25
Setting aside the allotment of a handling and transportation contract to a Mandi Dabwali-based transport company, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N. K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court have directed the Food Corporation of India to allot work in accordance with the law after inviting fresh tenders.

  • 24 labourers in bondage freed
  • Plea on fertiliser scam admitted
  • DPI told to explain appointments
  • Orders reserved on detainees’ plea

Judicial remand for MC employees
Chandigarh, April 25
Two sub-inspectors of the Municipal Corporation, Avtar Singh and Sunil Datt, who were arrested by the CBI under corruption charges, were sent to judicial remand till May 3 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today.

  • Police remand for car thief

  • Remand for Syal

  • Orders on bail plea reserved

  • Bail granted


City’s kala kendra gets Rs 11 lakh
Chandigarh, April 25
The Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, is planning a few special treats for the art lovers of the City Beautiful in the new financial year.

Special clinics in General Hospital
Chandigarh , April 25
To provide relief to the patients suffering from chronic illnesses, the General Hospital, Sector 16, today started specialised clinics in various departments. The clinic, inaugurated by the UT Director, Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, apart from giving the secondary level of treatment, will provide the second line specialised services in the hospital so that patients suffering from long duration illnesses are able to get better facilities.

Honour for Dr Kochhar
Chandigarh, April 25
Dr Rakesh Kochhar, Additional Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, PGI, has been awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Gastroenterology.


Karan, Simerveer enter third round
Chandigarh, April 25
Karan Patnaik, a trainee of Total Tennis Academy alongwith Simerveer Singh of the CLTA made it to the third round in the under-14 boys section of the YMCA Open Total Tennis Tournament which entered the third day here today at the YMCA Courts, Sector 11. Both had a smooth sailing from their respective opponents Amandeep Singh and P Mittal in the second round.

  • Handball tourney

  • Basketball tourney’s venue changed

Patiala boys in final
Chandigarh, April 25
Atma Kumar Sabha Senior Secondary School of Patiala entered the final of the All-India Inter-school Cricket Tournament for Parle Champions Trophy in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium of Chennai yesterday. They beat the Mumbai team by one wicket. Bhupinder Singh was declared the man of the match.

  • Chess meet

MC workers meet SE
Chandigarh, April 25
A delegation of the Electricity Streetlight Employees and Workers Union led by its chief, Mr Parkash Chand, met the Superintending Engineer (B and R), of the MC, Mr I.S. Sokhey, today and complained against the Executive Engineer (Electrical), Mr P.K. Kashyap. They have sought action against the official, failing which, they will intensify their agitation.

Mohali civic body chief on the mat
SAS Nagar, April 25
Leading their charge against the ruling group in the local Municipal Council, Opposition councillors today levelled serious allegations against the President, Mr Kulwant Singh, particularly for “misleading” them on development work in the town.

Houses for cops soon
Chandigarh, April 25
The city police is likely to take possession of 76 newly constructed houses for its personnel in Sectors 42 and 46 here soon. These houses have been constructed by the UT Engineering Department for inspectors, sub inspectors and senior assistant sub inspectors.

Police to revive beat system
SAS Nagar, April 25
The Ropar police is reviving beat system to improve policing in the town. A police official said the scheme would be implemented once 120 additional Punjab police commandos requisitioned from Amritsar joined their new assignment here.

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