Thursday, May 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Jacob okays need-based changes in CHB flats
Chandigarh, May 2
In a major decision which would benefit about 41,000 owners of flats in the city, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today approved need-based changes in the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) dwelling units, as suggested by a committee constituted by the CHB.

Leisure Valley needs care
Chandigarh, May 2
The Leisure Valley of Le Corbusier’s dreams seems to have gone with him. When Corbusier designed the concept of the valley, he had no idea of the massive distortion it was destined to face in the future. 
The only sculpture approved by Le Corbusier for the Sector 10, Leisure Valley, embodies the dead spirit of the valley which now stands blatantly encroached upon.
The only sculpture approved by Le Corbusier for the Sector 10, Leisure Valley, embodies the dead spirit of the valley which now stands blatantly encroached upon. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



Students to get special chance
Chandigarh, May 2
Hundreds of students of final year under-graduate classes in Panjab University, who missed the compulsory paper in environment studies last week, will get a ‘special chance’.

Accused in Sec 40 firing case surrenders
Chandigarh, May 2
The accused in the Sector 40 firing case, Manwinder Singh alias Mani, reportedly a relative of an Akali Member of Parliament, today surrendered before the police. He was produced in the court and later granted bail.

Unlicensed arms manufacturing unit unearthed, 2 held
SAS Nagar, May 2
A well-known arms manufacturing company — Hesbee — having units in Chandigarh and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh has been found by the Punjab Police to be illegally manufacturing unlicensed arms at its local unit in Industrial Area, Phase 1, here.

Police officials inspect unfinished .12 bore guns and airguns at an unlicensed arms manufacturing unit in Industrial Area, Phase 1, SAS Nagar, on Wednesday.

Police officials inspect unfinished .12 bore guns and airguns at an unlicensed arms manufacturing unit in Industrial Area, Phase 1, SAS Nagar, on Wednesday.



Want water? Get up at 5 a.m.
Chandigarh, May 2
With the mercury soaring, residents in various parts of the city, mostly those residing in the southern sectors, continue to complain of water shortage and low water pressure. The problem is more acute for those residing on the second and third floors of these sectors, who are facing great hardship on account of the inadequate supply of water.

RPO rejects forms downloaded from Net
Chandigarh, May 2
The Regional Passport Office (RPO) has not updated its website since long causing inconvenience to people down loading application forms from the site. If anyone uses the application, forms available on the net by downloading and applying for a passport the RPO rejects these forms.

Contractor rounding up our cattle: villagers
Panchkula, May 2
To take a bull by its horns and lead it out of the cattle pond is exactly what the Estate Office was required to do following complaints of ‘unjustified’ rounding up of cattle by a contractor, hired by the Estate Office to round up stray cattle.

DC meets panches, sarpanches
Panchkula, May 2
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, held a meeting of panches and sarpanches of villages in Morni, here today, for equitable distribution of fodder for cattle. She appealed to members of all elected bodies to extend cooperation in the work of supplying fodder to the drought-hit villages.

Police fails to take action: villagers
Mullanpur-Garibdas, May 2
Residents of Tira village have alleged that the police has failed to nab the culprits who attacked a watchman of the village’s paper mill on April 18. The watchman had reportedly suffered major injuries.

Fissures near Nada: CSIO analysing data
Chandigarh, May 2
Realising the gravity of cracks developed near the hilly areas surrounding Nada village near Panchkula, a meeting to discuss prospective study and research into the matter was convened by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Director, Dr R P Bajpai.

Workshop on energy-efficient building concludes
Chandigarh, May 2
A two-day workshop on modern concepts of planning and design of energy efficient buildings being organised by the Army, concluded here yesterday. Several presentations on design and energy management were made by experts from related fields.

PGI seeks govt intervention
Chandigarh, May 2
The PGI Administration has sought the intervention of the Union Health Ministry to specify its action pertaining to the dismissal of the PGI Employees Union Leader, Mr Ashwini Munjal. Talking to the TNS today, the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma said the health ministry had asked him to stay the dismissal of Mr Munjal. 

City losing pace in the literacy race
Chandigarh, May 2
It seems that the city has not been keeping pace with other states and union territories in the literacy race, with the result that it has dropped to the sixth position according to the 2001 census.

Fire near ammo depot
Dappar, (Lalru), May 2
Fire broke out near the Dappar ammunition depot here today. It was brought under control within one hour. It took two fire tenders over one hour to control the blaze, which broke out at about 1 p.m.

Abandoned infant given to issueless couple
Zirakpur, May 2
The new-born baby girl which was found abandoned on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Singhpura Bhudda village near here yesterday was today handed over to a Panchkula-based issueless couple after holding a draw.

A little strange as it may sound, but a brief understanding of this principle may make your room or house a better place to live. It can also be of extreme use when you plan to design or decorate your house. Firstly, the carpet should be is sync with the room’s shape. This will create balance and harmony.


2 theft cases registered
Chandigarh, May 2
Two cases of theft have been registered in the past 24 hours. The stereo of a car, speaker and the head-rest of the front seat of a car ( CH-01P-7715) were stolen while it was parked at Jagat Theatre between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Police conducts raids
Chandigarh, May 2
The police is still on the lookout for the Punjab Police Sub Inspector, accused of kidnapping P. Kakkar, a Punjabi film actor and producer. Though raids are being conducted in order to nab the accused, the city police has not achieved any success so far.

2 held for assaulting constable
Chandigarh, May 2
The police today arrested two youths who had smashed the window panes of a truck belonging to the paramilitary forces and had assaulted a constable in the Sector 14 and 15 traffic light point area. The arrested youths are Ravneet Singh and Prabhjot Singh.


Students take part in an inter-school painting-cum-poster-making competition at Yadavindra Public School in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. Poster-making, painting contests at YPS
SAS Nagar, May 2
A total of 1300 students from 18 schools of SAS Nagar and Chandigarh took part in an inter-school painting-cum-poster-making competition organised by the Generation Saviour Association at Yadavindra Pubic School here today.

Students take part in an inter-school painting-cum-poster-making competition at Yadavindra Public School in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo

PU scholar to attend Bangkok conference
Chandigarh, May 2
The Sanskrit Department of Panjab University will play an important role in the International Sanskrit Conference to be held from May 21 to May 23 at Silpakorn University in Bangkok. Dr Shankarji Jha, a multilingual scholar and former chairman of the department, will represent the university.


Haryana ministers restrained
Chandigarh, May 2
Issuing notice of motion for May 31, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today restrained Haryana ministers Jaswinder Singh Sandhu and Ashok Kumar Gaba, along with 22 other respondents, from raising any construction on a disputed land.

  • Progress report

  • Dismissed

Bail granted
Chandigarh, May 2
The UT Additional Sessions Judge, today granted bail to accused, Madan Lal, in a case under the NDPS Act. The accused was granted bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25,000. The accused was granted bail on medical grounds.

  • Bail plea dismissed

Bhatnagar seeks setting aside of warning
Chandigarh, May 2
Major Maneesh Bhatnagar, who is being tried by a general court martial for alleged dereliction of duty, today wrote to the court’s convening authority seeking the setting aside of the warning issued to him and his counsel yesterday.


Fruit juice or health hazard?
Chandigarh, May 2
Come summer and the sale of fruit juice picks up, with unauthorised juice sellers mushrooming in various parts of the city. The regular juice sellers complain that because of the unauthorised juice sellers, their sales suffer. They allege that the juice prepared by unauthorised sellers is not hygienic.

Special clinics at Sec 22 polyclinic
Chandigarh, May 2
To provide specialised services to the patients, three special clinics were inaugurated by the Medical Superintendent of General Hospital, Sector 16, Dr K. K. Garg, in the polyclinic, in Sector 22 here today.

“Western lifestyle causes asthma”
Chandigarh , May 2
Asthma cannot be cured. But in a majority of cases, it can be effectively controlled, says Prof A. K. Janmeja, Head, Department of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, GMCH, while elaborating on the disease and its cure on the eve of the World Asthma Day, which falls on May 3, tomorrow.


Skaters on golden wheels
Chandigarh, May 2
Four girl skaters, Pallavi Vashisht and Rajni Vashisht, sisters, and Geetika Anand and Naveeta Anand, also sisters, have all brought laurels in a sport where one’s real performance could be judged by ‘one’s action on wheels’. All of them are students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula.

Mini basketball meet begins today
Chandigarh, May 2
Cagers both boys and girls, in sub-junior section (below-13 year category) will for the first time flex their muscles at mini adjustable poles and baskets at the basketball courts at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, where the UT State Mini Basketball Meet will begin from tomorrow. 


150 encroachments removed from Sec 27
Chandigarh, May 2
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation ( MC) today removed 150 illegal encroachments from the front side of various residential accommodations in Sector 27-D. During the drive, encroachments on the road berms in the shape of hedges, concrete structures, iron angles and barbed fencings were removed in accordance with the directions to clear six feet of space on both sides of the road.

FCI steps up wheat procurement
Chandigarh, May 2
Following the directions of the Union Ministry for Food and Civil Supplies, the Food Corporation of India(FCI) has stepped up the procurement of wheat at the Sector 26 grain market.

MCC finance panel to meet tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 2
The next meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of Municipal Corporation scheduled for May 4 will take up various pending issues, besides three other new items on the agenda.


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