Tuesday, May 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Concerned more about themselves than residents
Chandigarh, May 7
Strange are the ways of the Chandigarh police. On the one hand, the authorities cry themselves hoarse over the shortage of staff, while on the other almost all of the 10 Deputy Superintendents of Police posted here have violated all rules and regulations to have almost double the sanctioned police personnel at their disposal as guards and for domestic help.

Professor to rejoin duty
Govt’s no to PGI request on SLP
Chandigarh , May 7
Pushed against the wall following a directive of the Union Health Minister, the PGI is in the process of issuing a formal letter asking the Additional Professor, Dr (Mrs) Sumitra Dash, to rejoin duty. The Health Minister declined a request by the PGI to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against a decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.




All set for privatisation of sanitation
Work to begin on May 10
SAS Nagar, May 7
All is set for the privatisation of sanitation work in the town with the approval of tenders by the Municipal Council today. The agreement on the work will be executed tomorrow in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down by the civic body and the private contractors will begin their work on May 10.

International cricketer Yuveraj Singh and film actress Molika, who had a date with skaters of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Monday.
International cricketer Yuveraj Singh and film actress Molika, who had a date with skaters of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Monday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

A date with Yuveraj, Molika
Chandigarh, May 7
Stars of tomorrow — cricketer Yuveraj Singh and Molika of Panchkula, who has recently signed a Hindi movie ‘Meetha Meetha Ishq Piya Ka’ — converged at the skating rink of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula.

Staff embezzle Rs 26 lakh from bank; 4 booked
Lalru (Patiala), May 7
In an alleged case of embezzlement of Rs 26 lakh the police has booked four employees of the Central Cooperative Bank, including three branch managers and a gunman.

Another conwoman cheats public of 45 lakh
Panchkula, May 7
Close on the heels of an absconding conwoman who has disappeared with nearly Rs 1 crore of public money, another case of fraud in money-lending has been discovered.

Till death do us apart
Chandigarh May 7
Till death do us apart. A local couple has taken this vow rather seriously, when they tried to kill each other after a verbal duel.


Cong leaders demand Dhawan’s expulsion
Chandigarh, May 7
The internecine war within the Congress reached a flashpoint today with certain senior leaders demanding the expulsion of another senior party leader, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, and his supporters for ‘anti-party’ activities.

Sleeping position
Bedrooms in a house are a place of Yin. This is a room where people look for complete comfort and rest. Some people suffer from sleeplessness while others feel stressed and tired when they wake up in the morning. This is due to their wrong sleeping position.

BJP councillors call on Adviser
Chandigarh, May 7
Certain BJP councillors who met the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today urged her to conduct an inquiry into the alleged reports of certain local politicians taking money to allow setting up of unauthorised jhuggis in the area near Kabari Market Colony, Industrial Area (Phase-I) after they were gutted in a major fire a month back. As many as 220 jhuggis were razed to the ground during the anti-encroachment drive on Saturday.

70 women attend training programme
Chandigarh, May 7
As many as 70 women participants attended a training programme on “Organising thrift and credit societies and development of woman and children in urban area groups”, organised by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in association with human settlement management institute, New Delhi.

Muslim panels to protest today
Chandigarh, May 7
The Muslim organisations of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh will organise a rally outside the office of the Punjab Wakf Board at Ambala cantonment tomorrow in protest against the alleged anti-Muslim activities of the board.

An Army officer explains the landing of a well-equipped paratrooper during the ongoing Operation Poorna Vijay in the N-Area, Chandigarh, on Monday.
An Army officer explains the landing of a well-equipped paratrooper during the ongoing Operation Poorna Vijay in the N-Area, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— Photo Karam Singh

Para-dropping demonstrated
Chandigarh, May 7
As part of the ongoing Operation Poorna Vijay paratroopers demonstrated the techniques involved in the free fall of paratroopers in the N-Area at the Air Force Station here today.

MC’s formation: rights panel to hold fast
Panchkula, May 7
The local unit of the All-India Human Rights Watch has decided to intensify its stir against the formation of a municipal council in the city by announcing a 30-hour fast, here today.

Sacked union leader ‘not reinstated’
Chandigarh, May 7
The PGI Employees Union in a press release today asked the PGI authorities to clarify the status on the reinstatement of its General Secretary, Mr Ashwini Munjal.

BJP chief visits city today
Chandigarh, May 7
The BJP President, Mr K. Jana Krishnamurthi, will arrive here tomorrow.

Probe choking of drains: society
SAS Nagar, May 7
The House Owners Welfare Society, Phase V, has demanded an inquiry into the reasons for the choking of sewers and storm water drains in the area.


Burglary in Sec 33 house : jewellery worth lakhs stolen
Chandigarh, May 7
Jewellery worth lakhs of rupees and some cash were stolen from a Sector 33 house of Mr. Maninder Singh while the family was away for two days.

  • One Assaulted

  • Liquor Seized

  • Four Injured

Paramour set on fire
Chandigarh, May 7
A youth is reported to have made an attempt on the life of his beloved following a row between them over the latter asking for money. Rakesh, alias Gori, a leader of Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, has been arrested by the police and booked under Section 307 of the IPC. He has been accused of immolating his married lover when the latter asked for money to celebrate her four-year-old daughter’s birthday tomorrow.


UGC questions PU on asst registrar’s selection norms
Chandigarh, May 7
Pending a decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while the advertisements inviting applications for the post of assistant registrar, Panjab University have been cancelled by the Vice-Chancellor on March 27, 2001, he has been asked by the University Grants Commission in a letter dated April 18, 2001, to comment why its recruitment norms are not being followed for selecting assistant registrars.

Lobbying for PU Registrar’s post
Chandigarh, May 7
Talks and politicising is already on in Panjab University by those vying for the post of the Registrar which might fall vacant in October this year.


Order on disability quota cut quashed
Chandigarh, May 7
Quashing orders passed by the Chief Controller of Defence Accounts (CCDA) pension reducing an ex-Army officer’s percentage of disability against the opinion of the medical board, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed that the respondent, “while sitting on a chair, had formulated a unilateral opinion having no relevance in the eyes of law”.

  • Detained mill employees freed
  • Judgement reserved

Moral value-based cultural function
Chandigarh, May 7
Inculcation of moral values among the children in a fun-filled way was the main objective of the cultural programme presented by Bal Vikas children which marked the conclusion of the Eshwaramma Week celebrations organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation at Tagore Theatre here today.


Dev Samaj and DAV teams emerge winners
Chandigarh, May 7
IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, and DAV Public School, Sector 8, emerged winners in their respective sections in the Chandigarh Mini-State Basketball Championships which concluded at Dev Samaj School basketball courts here today.

  • Table tennis tourney

  • Founder’s day


74 vendors challaned
Chandigarh, May 7
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in their drive today issued 64 challans to rehri-phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching upon public corridoors and MCC land in Mani Majra, Sectors 43, 45, 18, 19 and Kajehri village.

P. S. Gill repatriated to Punjab
Chandigarh May 7
Mr P.S. Gill, Secretary, State Transport Authority, Chandigarh Administration, has been repatriated to his parent cadre, Punjab.


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