Monday, April 30, 2001,
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Woman ‘dupes’ public of 1 crore
Panchkula, April 29
A 38-year-old conwoman, Parveen Singla, a resident of Sector 16, allegedly duped over 200 persons of a sum of nearly Rs 1 crore invested in committees after winning their confidence in over 15 years she spent in the vicinity.

The house of the accused Parveen Singla who reportedly duped the public of nearly Rs 1 crore in Sector 16 in Panchkula.

The house of the accused Parveen Singla who reportedly duped the public of nearly Rs 1 crore in Sector 16 in Panchkula. 
— A Tribune photograph

No more talks with Pak: KPS Gill
Chandigarh, April 29
The former Punjab police chief, Mr K.P.S. Gill, said here today that Pakistan had no role to play in the Kashmir issue and emphasised that India should not talk to either the present military junta or civilian government, whenever it comes to power in Pakistan.



Ishan, Raj Kumar top middle exams
Chandigarh, April 29
Ishan Dewedi of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, stood first, securing 91.4 per cent in the Model stream in the UT annual middle standard examination held this year. The result will be declared in the schools tomorrow.

UT Congress’s cool reaction to manch
Chandigarh, April 29
The UT Congress leadership has reacted coolly to the formation of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch floated by its senior party leader and the former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, to ‘highlight the problems"’ of different sections of society in the city.

Liquor smuggling in city slums
Chandigarh, April 29
The mushrooming of slum colonies in and around the city has added a new dimension to the city’s crime graph — rampant liquor smuggling. It is alleged that this liquor smuggling in the city is going on with the connivance of certain police personnel.

Notice to college management
Chandigarh, April 29
The Estate Officer, UT Administration, has issued a show-cause notice to the secretary, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, to explain why the land allotted to the college be not resumed for breach of building rules by the college management.

SECURITY personnel had a real tough time when the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, came to Chandigarh to inaugurate the Doordarshan studios. The tension on the faces of the cops was not due to Mrs Swaraj but due to the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is one of the highly protected VIPs.



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Land levelling, tree cutting near Nada Sahib
Panchkula, April 29
Hardly had the dust begun settling on the fissures which rocked the hillocks in Nada,
extensive deforestation and levelling operations are posing an even greater threat to the ecology of the area.

Govt committed to welfare of children, says SAD MP
SAS Nagar, April 29
The Punjab Government wants to do a great deal for the welfare of needy children, particularly those living in villages, but the resources are limited.

July 6 to be Manav Kalyan Divas
Chandigarh, April 29
The Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch has decided to celebrate July 6, the birthday of Dalai Lama, as Manav Kalyan Divas. This day would also mark death anniversary of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who laid down his life for the territorial integrity of India.

Sekhwan for probe into fee evasion
SAS Nagar, April 29
Taking note of the alleged large-scale evasion of tehbazari (enforcement fee) by owners of kiosks in the local rehri markets, the Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister, Mr S.S. Sekhwan, in a communication to the Chief Minister, has recommended a vigilance probe into the irregularities and punishment for the guilty officials of the local municipal council.

HC order hits land sales
SAS Nagar, April 29
Even as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has clarified that the Punjab and Haryana High Court stay regarding dispossession of land in Sohana village being acquired for further expansion of the town was applicable only qua the land of the individual petitioners, the market of sale and purchase of different category plots in the five new sectors has been badly hit.

Construction of ‘religious structure’ stopped
Chandigarh, April 29
The illegal construction of a ‘‘religious place’’ on Chandigarh Housing Board land in Sector 38 (West) which started yesterday evening, came to a halt this morning. The foundations which were dug have been filled and the labourers have been removed.

Panchayat members join Jan Shakti
Chandigarh, April 29
The Lok Jan Shakti got a shot in the arm today when members of the Khuda Ali Sher gram panchayat joined the party.

CTCC condemns PM’s statement
Chandigarh, April 29
An urgent meeting of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) held under the presidentship of Mr B.B. Bahl yesterday condemned the statement of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, accusing the Congress of stalling the proceedings of Parliament.

SAS Nagar to have martyrs’ memorial
SAS NAGAR, April 29
The local municipal council will construct a martyrs’ memorial in the town. According to Mr Kulwant Singh, president of the civic body, the monument will be a tribute to the persons from the town who have laid down their life fighting insurgency in different parts of the country.

Residents sore over inadequate water supply
Chandigarh , April 29
Residents of the Tribune Colony in Sector 29 are sore over inadequate water supply over the past one week. According to residents, living on the first floor in particular, are facing acute water shortage as whatever supply they are getting is at extremely low pressure.


Pornographic video cassettes, CDs seized
Chandigarh, April 29
The police has booked four persons from different parts of the city for illegally possessing pornographic video cassettes and video compact discs. It recovered 33 video cassettes and six CD’s of blue films from their possession.

Three held for kidnapping 14-yr-old
Chandigarh, April 29
The police has arrested three persons from Khuda Ali Sher village on the charge of kidnapping a 14-year-old child because of vengeance.


Mediums cause discomfort, evaluation work suffers
Chandigarh, April 29
The fate of a student in the annual examination of Panjab University depends on the ability of an examiner to handle answer sheets in English, Hindi and Punjabi mediums.

GMCH-32 hopes to get nod for 5 PG courses
Chandigarh, April 29
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 is most likely to get a nod from the Medical Council of India (MCI), for starting postgraduate courses in five disciplines — Orthopaedics, ENT, Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Community Medicine, during the next MCI meeting scheduled on May 1.

Guru Harkrishan society honours 36 toppers
Chandigarh, April 29
Almost 36 students from various universities and institutions who had topped in engineering, medicine and other professional courses were given prizes by the Guru Harkrishan Educational Society here today.

New wardens for girls’ hostels
Chandigarh, April 29
Hostels of Government College for Girls, Sector 11; Government Home Science College and Government College of Education will soon have new wardens. Four wardens for these colleges have been selected in the long-pending interviews conducted by the UT Education Department yesterday.


Pay interest, HUDA told
Chandigarh, April 29
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission yesterday directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to pay interest at the rate of 15 per cent on the amount deposited for the allotment of a plot by a resident of Patiala.


“Jhankar” takes off with five blissful recitals
Chandigarh, April 29
This evening saw a group of six young disciples from foreign lands and their illustrious Guru reflect the cultural and spiritual grandeur of India through five delectably-choreographed dance sequences. Holding the viewers’ attention throughout the two-hour long Bharatanatyam presentation at Shanti Kunj in Sector 16, today was the renowned danseuse and choreographer from Delhi, Saroja Vaidyanathan and her troupe of six disciples — all from different countries.


Brain-dead Mohinder Kaur saved two lives
Chandigarh , April 29
A month and a half ago, an elderly woman, Mohinder Kaur, succumbed to her brain complications at the PGI. Her relatives immediately approached the PGI authorities and donated her kidneys, eyes and other parts of the body. Transplant surgeons at the institute worked the full night and saved two lives by transplanting her kidneys. The patients have since been discharged from the PGI and are coming to the hospital for regular check-ups.

Doctor’s empathy for a patient must: DHS
Chandigarh, April 29
Patients suffering from diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, glaucoma etc shall be examined and treated in special clinics to be held at the General Hospital, Sector 16, on various days of the week, so that they do not have to wait for their turn in the OPDs and the rush on normal days is streamlined. This was disclosed by Dr Rameshwar Chander, who took over as Director, Health Services (DHS), UT, last month.

Early intervention retards disability growth
Chandigarh, April 29
“Physical and mental disabilities affect more than 10 per cent of the world’s total population,” according to Prof Raj Bahadur, Head, Orthopaedics Department, GMCH, Sector 32 today, during a workshop on ‘‘orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation ’’ currently in progress there.

525 attend mangal mela
A health worker conducts blood tests in an AIDS awareness camp at Government Primary School, Colony No 5, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, April 29
As many as 525 persons attended the yauvan mangal mela organised by the State AIDS Control Society and the Rotary Club (Central), at Government Primary School,
Burail, here yesterday.

A health worker conducts blood tests in an AIDS awareness camp at Government Primary School, Colony No 5, in Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Satvika, Karan clinch tennis titles
Winners of the tennis tournament which was held at ymca,chanigarh (lt to rt) satwika saboo,arjun sehgal,inayat,kinshuk sharma,karan(front row) satbir and gurtej (second row) . Chandigarh, April 29
Satvika Saboo and Karan Patnaik stole the limelight on the final day when they captured the girls’ under-16 and boys’ under-14 singles title, respectively, in the 
Total Tennis Tournament which concluded here today at the Total Tennis Academy (TTA) Centre, YMCA, Sector 11. 

Winners of the tennis tournament which was held at ymca,chanigarh (lt to rt) satwika saboo,arjun sehgal,inayat,kinshuk sharma,karan(front row) satbir and gurtej (second row) . — A tribune photo

STC-18 to get more facilities
Chandigarh, April 29
‘‘Unless proper infrastructural facilities are made available at the new Centre of Excellence in women hockey, there is no question of starting the centre in coming season. Rather we will try to strengthen our existing Sports Training Centre for Girls, Sector 18, which has so far produced outstanding results in hockey.’’ This was stated by Mr G.S. Anand, Regional Director, Sports Authority of India, who was now holding the additional charge of the Sector 42 Northern Centre.


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