Saturday, May 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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UT’s Plan performance praised
Chandigarh, May 5
Dr PD Shenoy, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, today reviewed the Plan and non-Plan performance of the Chandigarh Administration during a meeting with the Adviser, Ms Neeru Nanda, and other senior officers.

Jerath case: notice of motion issued
Chandigarh, May 4
On a petition filed by Chandigarh’s former Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath seeking a release on bail in a first information report registered against him, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion for May 29.

These days swimming is more than just recreational activity as is evident from the photograph taken by Karam Singh on Friday evening at the Lake Club pool. These days swimming is more than just recreational activity as is evident from the photograph taken by Karam Singh on Friday evening at the Lake Club pool. Even mothers don’t mind taking out some time to coach their little kids.




Varsities can run campuses abroad
Chandigarh, May 4
The University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, Dr Hari Gautam, has announced a national lecturership scheme for recruitment of science teachers in various universities of India. He also declared that Indian universities will now be allowed to run extension campuses within and outside the country. The universities have also been directed to update the curricula of all subjects, failing which they will be deprived of all grants from the UGC.

Mayor seeks additional grant for MC
Chandigarh, May 4
The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, today called upon on Dr P.D. Shenoy, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, at the UT Guest House during his visit to the city and sought additional grant in the MC budget for 2001-2002.

Grave threat to city’s green cover
Chandigarh, May 4
For anyone even a little concerned about environmental health of the city, this one will come as a big shock. Thousands of trees all over the city are currently facing a grave threat on account of the tiny mango mealy bugs, which are infesting them on a mass scale. 

International honour for city lensman
Chandigarh, May 4
Subhash Sapru, a city-based lensman, has bagged a certificate of excellence for his colour picture entitled ‘Hope’ at the 45th international exhibition of photography organised by the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka.

Mushrooming of coaching centres
large number of coaching centres, claiming to provide expert coaching for various competitive examinations, are flourishing in almost all cities throughout the country and Chandigarh is no exception. These centres in Chandigarh charge from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 for a one-year course from students who are in plus 2 classes.

  • Tree felling

  • Wrong planning


Fires in city, surrounding areas
Chandigarh, May 4
A jhuggi was gutted and property worth Rs 30,000 destroyed in a fire which broke out in the Mazdoor colony, in Kajehri village today afternoon. Though the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, yet the belongings of the dweller, Satwinder Thakur, including cash, beddings, clothes and cycles were completely destroyed.

Mixed reaction to voting method
SAS Nagar, May 4
There was a mixed reaction today from municipal councillors here to the Punjab Government’s announcement yesterday to change the procedure to elect the president and other office-bearers of civic bodies in the state.

Officials act as the slip starts showing!
Chandigarh, May 4
Never have officials acted so fast. Within minutes of realising that the Chandigarh Tribune was doing a story on the danger posed by the massive crater right in the middle of the slip lane near the Tribune roundabout, drums painted white were placed at the entrance preventing traffic from entering.

Removal of coop’s office-bearers stayed
Chandigarh, May 4
The Secretary, Cooperation, Chandigarh Administration has stayed the removal of the office-bearers of Labour Bureau Employees Cooperative House Building Society Limited.

Police fails to nab Kakkar case accused 
Chandigarh, May 4
The police party from the Sector 34 Police Station, that had been sent to Amritsar to look for the five remaining accused in the kidnapping of film personality, Mr P. Kakkar, on April 30, returned today empty-handed.

Bandh by Panchkula chemists today
Chandigarh, May 4
The chemists in Panchkula district will keep their shutters down tomorrow in response to a bandh call given by the All-India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists. The call has been endorsed by the Haryana State Chemists and Druggists Association.

Kids bring joy to Old Age Home inmates
Chandigarh, May 4
Inmates of the Old Age Home in Sector 15 had an opportunity to enjoy a cultural show and interact with students of Aanchal Preparatory School, Sector 35 here today.

Property consultants’ body welcomes regularisation move
Chandigarh, May 4
The Property Consultants Association, Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar, while welcoming the regularisation of the need-based changes in the Chandigarh Housing Board flats, has urged the authorities to implement them in a proper way.

Divergent views on Indo-Bangla border episode
he recent clash between the Border Security Force and Bangladesh Rifles and the death of 16 Indian jawans have raised passions throughout the country. Many people feel that the Vajpayee government’s response to the outrage on the border has been rather feeble. India should have reacted in a much more forthright manner so as to leave no one in doubt that it cannot be slighted.

Bijli Lok Adalat on May 12
Chandigarh, May 4
The Haryana State Legal Service Authority today decided to hold a Bijli Lok Adalat on May 12 at Panchkula, to settle disputed cases of electricity consumers of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), pending before the Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at Chandigarh.

Use curtains in office
t is very important to keep the balance of Yin and Yang in mind, while looking at an office. Generally speaking, the presence of Yang energy is very important and beneficial in office environment.


Burglary in Sec 15
Panchkula, May 4
Within a gap of two days burglars struck another house in Sector 15 and decamped with some valuables in the absence of house owners here today.

8 booked for defacement
Chandigarh, May 4
Intensifying the drive against defacers, the Chandigarh police has booked as many as eight advertisers and traders for hanging banners and pasting posters in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

Teenager receives burn injuries
Chandigarh, May 4
A 17-year-old girl received 50 per cent burns when the cooking stove at her Mauli Jagran residence burst, according to a statement given to the police.


Prem Singh nominated to HP cultural body
Chandigarh, May 4
Eminent artist and former Principal of Government College of Art, Sector 10, Prof Prem Singh, has been nominated on the General Council of Himachal Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages, Shimla.

Painting competition
Chandigarh, May 4
In an attempt to popularise the concept of aviation among school children , the Aeronautical Society of India, organised a painting competition at Sanjay Public School in Sector 44 here today.

Summons to Centre on vehicles’ life-span
Chandigarh, May 4
Directing the Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to be present in court with the record in the traffic regulation and pollution control case, Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked him to explain the reason behind Union of India’s failure to take effective steps on the request for fixing the life-span of vehicles.

  • MLA’s objections in poll plea rejected

  • Sampat case: plea for transfer rejected

Medical specialist deposes
Chandigarh, May 4
The medical specialist who had examined Maj V.K. Madhan at the Field Surgical Centre (FSC) today stated before the general court martial that his examination on June 4, 1999, revealed that movement in the accused’s left knee was partially restricted because of pain.

Air Gun factory case: partners’ arrest stayed
SAS Nagar, May 4
In a significant development related to the case of unearthing of an alleged unlicensed arms manufacturing unit, arrest of the two partners of the unit, Hesbee Air Gun factory in Industrial Area here, who had been booked by the police was today stayed by the Session Judge, Ropar. The arrest has been stayed till May 11.

Witnesses turn hostile, accused acquitted
Chandigarh, May 4
The UT Additional Sessions Judge, today acquitted, Manish Kunj, in a case under the NDPS Act. It was stated in the complaint that the accused was arrested by the CIA staff of the city police in Sector 25 on May 20, 1997 who had recovered 200gm of charas from his possession.

Meeting for allotment of vacant slots
Chandigarh, May 4
A meeting was held between the UT Additional Sessions Judge, UT Sub-divisional Magistrate, and members of the District Bar Association to decide allotment of the vacant slots in the court here today.


Dev Samaj girls surge ahead
Chandigarh, May 4
Hosts Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, surged ahead with two fine wins in the league section of the girls section of the UT Mini-State Basketball Championship being played here at the basketball courts of ISDSS-21.


Bhabhat to be part of Zirakpur civic body?
Zirakpur, May 4
After a long wait, it seems that the dream of Bhabhat village residents, to be a part of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat, has started turning into reality as the Punjab government has proposed to issue a notification to include the village within the civic body’s limits.

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