Friday, May 11, 2001,  Chandigarh, India

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Bahl suspends Dhawan men from CTCC
Congress city unit faces split
Chandigarh, May 10
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today moved one step closer to formal split with the CTCC chief, Mr B.B. Bahl, suspending four close supporters of a former Union minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan.

MCC’s sops on water meters
Chandigarh, May 10
To make things easier for the consumers and to avoid unnecessary harassment, the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today decided to extend some more facilities for getting defective water meters replaced by May 31.

An ode to the moon: This cactus plant, which flowers only on a full-moon night, was captured in his camera in a house in Phase X, SAS Nagar, by Pankaj Sharma on Thursday.




Angry sun bakes city, Patiala
Chandigarh, May 10
Residents of the city perspired and remained inside their homes as the mercury shot up to 43°C here today. This was the highest temperature of the season so far and 6 degrees above the normal for this time of the year. The local meteorological office says that it is a heat wave.

Amritsar hottest in region
Chandigarh, May 10
People in most of the northwest region today groaned under oppressive heatwave conditions as the mercury soared by six to seven degrees above normal. Amritsar turned out to be the hottest place with a high of 45.4° C followed by Delhi and Hisar at 45° C each.

Star couple: Film director Ketan Mehta and his actress-wife Deepa Sahi on their arrival at Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday.
Star couple: Film director Ketan Mehta and his actress-wife Deepa Sahi on their arrival at Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Filmmaker-cum-expert on social themes
Chandigarh, May 10
This film-maker carries strong streaks of a reformist. He might refrain from admitting the same, but his works are outrightly vocal about what he stands for. For Ketan Mehta, the internationally-renowned film director, “the right of artistes to express themselves is the most sacrosanct right of all.” His statement finds a reflection in most of the cinematic wonders which he has produced and directed over the 15-year-long association with the film industry.




Administration ‘on leave’ 
Chandigarh, May 10
All top officials of the Chandigarh Administration are either on tour or on leave, making it a paid holiday for the middle-level and junior staff. The work can wait till Monday.

Sanitation privatised in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, May 10
Privatisation of sanitation work was introduced here today by the President of the Municipal Council. The council chief, Mr Kulwant Singh, and the Executive Officer, Mr Harbhagwan Garg, swept the road in front of the council office with brooms to mark the occasion. Several councillors were present there.

Need to effectively tap industry
Opening of Defence to private sector
Chandigarh, May 10
The opening up of Defence production to the private sector for supply of indigenously manufactured weapons and equipment is welcome news for the armed forces and the industry as it would significantly reduce costs as well as bolster national research, development effort and industrial turnover. It has, at the same time, focused attention on the sluggish performance of government-owned production centres.


A farmer of Mauli Baidwan village protests against the demarcation exercise being conducted by officials of PUDA on Thursday.
A farmer of Mauli Baidwan village protests against the demarcation exercise being conducted by officials of PUDA on Thursday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Village land demarcated amidst tension
SAS Nagar, May 10
Tempers ran high today when officials of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority visited Mauli Baidwan village to undertake demarcation of land being acquired by the authority. However, no clash between the officials and the villagers was reported.

Making quick buck in the name of charity
Chandigarh, May 10
Good Samaritans of Sector 30-A here today became unsuspecting victims of a group of five young women, seeking donations for victims of the Orissa cyclone. It is learnt that a group of women, claiming to be sisters, went about various houses in the Sector 30 this morning. They were carrying a typed letter that said they were in need of financial help as they had lost all their worldly possessions in the cyclone.

Season of joy for children
Chandigarh, May 10
Nanhe Ram and Chhutki of “Buniyaad”, a tele-serial that had thousands of Indian households glued to the TV sets in the eighties, will interact with children at the Durga Das Foundation as part of its summer school which commences on May 21.

Poor water supply irks residents
Panchkula, May 10
Water supply in the township for the past over one month has been poor, bringing hardship to residents who are getting up in the morning to store water for the day. The supply situation is such that overhead tanks are barely filled.

Growing slums of Panchkula
EOPLE must have heard about ‘earthquake victims’, ‘flood victims’ and ‘drought victims’ but Panchkula is having its ‘slum victims’, and they attract sympathy from no quarter. The residents of Sector 21, Panchkula, are the victims of the ‘Madrasi Colony’ — a navvy of HUDA.

  • Dental college
  • Due place for Punjabi
  • Congress grass

Differences on CBM chief's election
Chandigarh, May 10
Even as the executive of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) meets tomorrow to finalise the date for the general body meeting for holding the election to the post of President, certain founder members have alleged that they are being sidelined and had not been invited to the meeting.

Missing corners in buildings

According to Feng Shui, one of the important principles of any landsite, buildings and other structures is its shape. Completeness means that the structures and shapes should not have any corner missing. Out-of-shape landsite or buildings are considered inauspicious. Auspicious shapes are all regular.

Issuing of NOC raises objections
Dera Bassi, May 10
The issuing of a No-Objection Certificate by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to a private firm that manufactures electricity poles at Haripur Khuda village near Dera Bassi has given rise to a controversy.

Use of Hindi in offices stressed
Chandigarh, May 10
The work being done in Hindi in different Central Government offices was reviewed at the meeting of the Town Official Language Implementation Committee held at Kisan Bhavan here today.


Four cases of theft in city
Chandigarh, May 10
Four cases of theft, including two of auto lifting, were reported from various parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

  • Killed

  • Man injured:

  • Woman held for liquor smuggling:

  • Scooter catches fire:

  • Suitcase found

  • Clerk booked

  • Fire

2 held for dowry
Dera Bassi, May 10
Two Ambala residents have been arrested by the Dera Bassi police for harassing a local women for demanding dowry. According to police sources, the accused — Sanjeev Kumar and Kunti Devi — husband and the mother-in-law of the complainant Savita Devi, were produced before a Rajpura court and sent to judicial custody.


On the road to self-sufficiency
Chandigarh, May 10
As many as 57 needy women were given away certificates for having successfully completed vocational courses at Indira Bhavan, Sector 11, run by the Chandigarh branch of the All India Women’s Conference here today.


Remand for car thief
Panchkula, May 10
The main accused in the car stolen racket, Rajesh Gautam, was remanded to three-day police custody by Ms Aradhana Sahani, Judicial Magistrate (first Class), after he was produced before the court by the police here on Wednesday.


The crusaders against female foeticide
Chandigarh, May 10
“Mujhe mujh se bachao,” a play that symbolises the crusade against female foeticide, initiated by members of various mahila mandals, spread the message of gender equality among the audience, who attended the annual function of Samaj Sewa Kendra at Catholic Church in Sector 19 here today.


Unhygienic food items destroyed
Chandigarh, May 10
The health wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today claimed to have seized and destroyed over 10,715 kg of food articles which were kept for sale under insanitary and unhygienic conditions and were exposed to dust and flies. This was done as part of the raids conducted against the vendors.


Summer golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, May 10
Keeping in view the growing interest among children to learn golf, the Hero Honda CGA Golf Academy will conduct a coaching programme for children up to 18 years of age at the CGA Golf Driving Range, near Kishangarh village, Sector 6, Chandigarh from May 22 to June 17.

  • SAS Nagar win

  • Blue get hockey title

  • Sunil for national volleyball team

  • Sodhi is hockey coach

  • Basketball trials

  • Summer league results


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