Monday, May 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Rehabilitation survey begins
Forms distributed among jhuggi-dwellers
Chandigarh , May 6
The Estate Office staff led by the Tehsildar (Colonies), Mr Gurnam Singh Raipur , today started a survey of eligible persons and distributed the application forms A, under its rehabilitation scheme for families whose jhuggies were removed in the anti encroachment drive undertaken, yesterday.

Paper-setter’s mistake proves costly for students
Chandigarh May 6
The students, who recently appeared in final-year B.Com examination of Panjabi University, Patiala, for papers of management accounting and business finance, were in for a puzzling situation when they found that a mistake on part of the question paper setter had stripped them off their due choice in a particular section of the question paper.

Agro firm ‘dupes’ investors, MD missing
Panchkula, May 6
A number of investors have allegedly been duped by a Panchkula-based agro-forestry firm, Neelgiri Forests Ltd. The police has not arrested the firm’s officials, though a case has been registered against them.




PU environment studies examination in July
Chandigarh, May 6
Panjab University will conduct a special examination in environment studies for the final year undergraduate students in July this year. A decision in this regard was taken yesterday, according to sources.

Tennis players reject, paddlers try, shuttlers love new rules
Chandigarh, May 6
Over the years, lawn tennis, badminton and table tennis have become immensely popular all over the world, but, the rules of these games have not changed in decades. Changes in the scoring systems of these games have been proposed this year.


Sewerage connection helps in getting possession of plot
Chandigarh, May 6
A sewerage connection sanctioned 35 years ago came to the rescue of a city resident, establishing her claim over the plot owned by her. Ms Gurbachan had landed herself in a soup, after the Estate Office lost her file of ownership of the plot, and asked her to prove it.

The scorching Sunday sun fails to deter 10-year-old Khurshida, who is forced by circumstances to supplement the meagre earnings of her family by working at a brick-kiln at Togan village near Chandigarh. Child labour in full force in brick-kilns
Togan (Kharar), May 6
Child labour, abject poverty, inhuman living conditions, diseases -- these are the words which could be used to describe the laboures working in the brick-kilns situated in northwest of Chandigarh in the Kharar subdivision.

The scorching Sunday sun fails to deter 10-year-old Khurshida, who is forced by circumstances to supplement the meagre earnings of her family by working at a brick-kiln at Togan village near Chandigarh. — Photo Karam Singh

Jacob urged to make surprise visit
Chandigarh, May 6
The Traders Association of Sector 17(A and B) has urged the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), to make a surprise visit to the area and see for himself the dilapidated condition of the sector.

Mayor’s house gheraoed
Chandigarh, May 6
Members of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch today gheraoed the houses of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, and the Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala, for their alleged failure to run the House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

Eswaramma Day celebrations
Chandigarh, May 6
More than 500 persons had langar today on the occasion of Global Narayan Seva, organised here today at Sri Sathya Sai Old Age Home-cum-Seva-Centre in Sector 30. On this day, different units of the Sathya Sai organisations in the entire world hold “narayan seva” as part of Eswaramma day.

BJYM activists burn Ajit Jogi's effigy
Chandigarh, May 6
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today burnt the effigy of Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in protest against the lathi charge on morcha activists at Raipur recently.

Members of the bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha burn the effigy of Mr Ajit Jogi, Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh, in protest against the lathi charge on morcha activists, in Mani Majra on Sunday.
—  A Tribune photograph

Members of the bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha burn the effigy of Mr Ajit Jogi, Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh, in protest against the lathi charge on morcha activists, in Mani Majra on Sunday.

Job for widow
Zirakpur, May 6
The Punjab Government has announced a job to the widow of Amarjit Singh, a 27-year-old farmer, who died when the robbers fired upon him while chasing them in Lohgarh village last month.

Aggarwal pariwarik milan samaroh
SAS Nagar, May 6
An Aggarwal “pariwarik milan samaroh” was held at Sanatan Dharam Mandir in Phase IV here today. Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Minister for Science and Technology, Legal and Legislature Affairs and Justice, Punjab, was the chief guest.

Shramdan is on

SWIMMERS residing in the city all these years have been deprived of the benefit of representing under the banner of Chandigarh directly in the National swimming meets. In the absence of any recognised association in swimming in the city having direct affiliation with the Swimming Federation of India, players continue to suffer. These swimmers represent neighbouring states like Punjab and Haryana and whenever any medal is secured, the credit obviously is given to that very state association.


Immolation attempt by rickshaw-puller
Chandigarh, May 6
A 35-year-old rickshaw-puller, Tulsi Ram, attempted suicide by immolating in the jungle near Khuda Jassu here today. He has sustained 50 per cent burns and has been admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital.

Police remand in rape, murder case
Panchkula, May 6
The two accused of the rape and murder of 10-year-old Aasia at a poultry farm in Barwala were sent to one-day police remand after they were produced in the court here today.


On-the-spot art competition
Chandigarh, May 6
Almost 160 students from different schools participated in the Blessed Edmund Rice on-the-spot art competition held to commemorate the founder day of Christian Brother Mission Schools at St John’s High School.

Gesture of love for mothers
Chandigarh, May 6
It was a celebration with a difference. The tiny tots of Evergreen Academy, a preparatory school in Sector 34-C, thanked their mothers with songs and dances which they presented on the school premises on the occasion of Mother's Day today.

Trekking by girls
Zirakpur, May 6
As many as 40 girls of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Zirakpur, left for a nine-day trekking programme here today.


Ensemble of paintings, sculptures
Chandigarh, May 6
Not long before, Chandigarh was not considered a very active city on the cultural front. But for the past year, this trend has been reversed with the city becoming no less than a haven for any artist who is in search of a sensible viewer.

Vinod Sehgal: humility his real strength
Chandigarh, May 6
Vinod Sehgal’s real strength lies in his humility. A singer par excellence, he refuses to admit his mettle. Not that the short-stature singer from nearby Ambala does not realise what worth in the comity of singers he has. But that extra bit of courtesy, which the man is blessed with, does not let him brag about talent.


New timings for registration at OPD


Basketball championship finals today
Chandigarh, May 6
Government Model High School, Sector 26, will cross swords with hosts IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, in the girls section final of the Chandigarh Mini State Basketball Championship to be played tomorrow at Dev Samaj School, Sector 21.

Capt Shamsher wins the day
Chandigarh, May 6
Capt Shamsher Singh won the longest drive event in the gentlemen’s section ( 65 to 70 years) and stableford competitions in his age group on Captain’s Day at the Sector 6, Chandigarh Golf Club, here today. Prizes were distributed to the winners at a function on the club premises.


Club design cleared
SAS Nagar, May 6
The structural design of the Mohali Club, coming up in Phase XI, has been approved by the Regional Planning and Development Authority of PUDA.


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