Wednesday, May 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Haryana, UT lock horns over house allotments
Chandigarh, May 8
The Haryana Government and the Chandigarh Administration have locked horns over the issue of allotting government houses in Sector 28 to officials of Haryana’s Electricity Department.

Squall disrupts power supply
Chandigarh, May 8
High-speed winds lashed the city and its surrounding townships of S.A.S. Nagar and Panchkula in the wee hours today, uprooting several trees and disrupting power supply in the area. At around 2.15 a.m. the wind speed touched 111 km per hour.

One of the several trees uprooted by the high-speed squall which lashed the city in the wee hours of Tuesday. One of the several trees uprooted by the high-speed squall which lashed the city in the wee hours of Tuesday.
—  Photo Karam Singh




Goods destroyed in shop fire
Chandigarh, May 8
All goods were destroyed in a major fire which broke out in a cosmetic shop in Sector 37-C late last night. The fire was, however, controlled within an hour and the exact loss is yet to be ascertained.

Chander Sekhar is STA Secretary
Chandigarh, May 8
The Chandigarh Administration today ordered a minor reshuffle of its middle-level officials. Mr Chander Sekhar is the new Secretary, STA, and also the Registering and Licensing Authority. He replaces Mr P.S. Gill who has been repatriated to his parent cadre of Punjab.

Bike with 970cc Gypsy engine
Chandigarh, May 8
Financial constraints seems to be no limit for Jeewanjit Singh, a city resident, who has modified a motorbike by fitting an engine of four wheeler.

Four-laning of highway near Mohali proposed
SAS Nagar, May 8
To regulate the flow of traffic on a section of Chandigarh—Ludhiana highway, passing through the SAS Nagar, the Town and Country Planning Department, Punjab, has recommended removal of bottlenecks and four-laning of the road section. A feasibility study to widen the road section has already been completed.

High-rise buildings: Fire Dept intensifies
drive on safety
Chandigarh, May 8
In less than a week, after the Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the violation of fire safety norms by the high-rise and other buildings in the city, the Fire Services Department of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has stepped up its drive to ensure that it is equipped with the required fire safety equipment.



200 donate blood for thalassaemic children
Chandigarh, May 8
Karan (8), Amit (7), Gaurav (7) and Goldy (10) are like any other normal children of their age. They, however, suffer from a chronic genetic disease — thalassaemia — which requires them to have blood transfusions at frequent intervals to survive.
And for them and others like them treatment is not only tortuous but also painful and very costly.


Thalassaemic children share some joyous moments at a blood donation camp in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Thalassaemic children share some joyous moments at a blood donation camp in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

BJP chief  in city
Chandigarh, May 8
All-India BJP President, Mr K. Jana Krishnamurty, was given a warm welcome on his arrival here this evening.

Traffic police to pull up rickshawpullers
Chandigarh, May 8
The traffic police is planning action against thousands of rickshawpullers here who violate rules. Officials of the Police Department said rickshawpullers were involved in a large number of road accidents on the city roads everyday.

Raids sans action fail to deter vendors
Panchkula, May 8
While frequent raids to keep a tab on the quality of milk and milk products as the mercury soars are being spearheaded by the District Health Department, the lack of immediate action against the guilty, in the absence of a licensing authority, is defeating the entire purpose of the exercise.

MC staff salaries through Syndicate Bank
Chandigarh, May 8
The salary of employees of the Municipal Corporation will now be disbursed through the Syndicate Bank, where they are required to open their new bank accounts.

Red Cross founder remembered
Chandigarh, May 8
To commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross Organisation, Sir Henry Duant, the UT Red Cross, in association with the GMCH, Sector 32, today organised a blood donation camp. The camp was inaugurated by the Advisor to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, and on the basis of requirement, 46 units of blood were collected.

Phariwalas hold dharna
SAS Nagar, May 8
Members of the Phari Welfare Association sat in dharna in front of the SDM’s office here yesterday in protest against the administration’s move to stop them from selling their goods in apni mandis.

Curbs on truck movement may go
Chandigarh, May 8
The city’s traffic police is going to issue a notification, relaxing the restrictions on entry of trucks on the Madhya Marg. This notification is likely to be issued during this week itself.

Wheat not being lifted: farmers

Basic corporate Feng Shui

Corporate Feng Shui always starts with protective measures. The basic aim is to protect the corporate buildings or the offices from the killing energies. These energies, or bad chi, can be caused by any pointed or hostile structures aimed at the building.


3 cheated of Rs 2.5 lakh
Chandigarh, May 8
The police has booked a travel agent on the charge of duping three persons and taking from them over Rs. 2.5 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Cops booked


MIS course for six colleges
Chandigarh, May 8
Six colleges affiliated to Panjab University have been picked up by a special committee to offer the master in information science (MIS) course from the forthcoming session.

IT schools of excellence for city soon
Chandigarh, May 8
Major information technology companies of the world would be invited by the Chandigarh Administration to set up ‘‘schools of excellence’’ in Chandigarh. One such school of excellence would be at the Punjab Engineering College, which was being currently upgraded.

School running in a sarai
Chandigarh, May 8
Five acres of land had been earmarked within the PGI for a new middle school building, which is running, for a long time in a sarai. In the absence of a proper building, about 60 students are being forced to take their lessons in a very small classroom. Moreover, there is no play ground for the students.

Students, staff end strike
Chandigarh, May 8
Students and Class IV employees of the Sector 46 Shri Dhanwantary Ayurvedic College ended their 18-day-long strike here today after most of their demands were met.

Quiz on Sikh history


Show cause to lifer on death penalty
Chandigarh, May 8
A 29-year-old labourer from Uttar Pradesh, convicted by Amritsar’s Additional District and Sessions Judge for murdering a five-year-old girl after raping her, was today asked by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to explain why the sentence of life imprisonment awarded to him should not be converted into death penalty.

  • Pre-arrest bail for Cong leaders

Officials summoned on water-meters issue
Chandigarh, May 8
Acting on a public interest litigation for quashing a notification asking consumers to purchase their own water meters, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh’s Commissioner and Chief Engineer, along with the Secretary to the Local Government to be personally present in the court on May 11 for a discussion.


PGI CT scanner is out of order again


Naushad is Mr Panchkula
Chandigarh, May 8
Naushad was adjudged Mr Panchkula in the 7th Capt Sunil Khokhar Memorial Body Building Championship held here today at Panchkula. The tournament was held in the memory of Capt Sunil Khokhar who sacrificed his life on May 7, 1994, while fighting troops in Siachin Glacier. The best poser award was given to Parveen.


3 police medals instituted
Chandigarh, May 8
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to institute three police medals for meritorious and distinguished services and gallantry. A notification to his effect has been issued, saying the awards will be given on the Republic Day and the Independence Day each year.

Replace defective water meters by May 31: MCC
Chandigarh, May 8
The Public Health Circle of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has appealed to the consumers to get their defective water meters replaced till May 31, the last date for replacing the same.


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