Saturday, May 12, 2001,  Chandigarh, India


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Old woman murdered in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, May 11
A 60-year-old woman was brutally done to death at her house in Phase IV here this afternoon. The body of the victim was found lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen when her eight-year-old grandson, Gurinder, came home from school. The boy rushed to inform a family living in a neighbouring house.

A finger expert examines a girdle (tawa) used by assailants to murder Daljit Kaur and (right) the body of the victim being taken away to the mortuary of Phase VI Civil Hospital in SAS Nagar on Friday. — Photos Pankaj Sharma

20 MW more power for city from eastern grid
Chandigarh, May 11
The Union Ministry of Power has decided to supply 20 MW additional power to Chandigarh from the surplus of the eastern grid. The supply will begin from May 20. Sources said, “Despite this additional allocation, rotational power cuts will continue and the duration of the cuts may be increased if the demand shoots up.”



Safety under a striking sun
Chandigarh, May 11
The maximum temperature in the city yesterday was 43°C. Statistics reveal the phenomenon occurred for the second time in the first half of May during the last decade.
Though the maximum temperature dropped by 3°C today, city hospitals, however, continued to receive cases of heat exhaustion and other related complications . As per the specialists rising temperatures and heat can cause multifarious problems, at times even death. And the incidence of these injuries is expected to go up with a further rise in temperature, they add.

Court asks MC to provide meters
Chandigarh, May 11
Taking up 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 advised the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to provide meters after getting them tested.

Examination of Major concluded
Chandigarh, May 11
The examination of Maj S.S. Bajaj, who was the officiating second-in-command of 2 Rajputana Rifles during the Kargil conflict, concluded before the general court martial trying Maj V.K. Madhan today.




Digital wonders in films discussed
Chandigarh, May 11
Few know that the much-talked about shot of the film Ghulam, which saw Aamir Khan jump off the railway track just when the train was about to hit him, was all about special effects created on personal computers. And so were the action-packed sequences which had Akshay Kumar work on the seemingly-impossible stunts in Khiladi 420.

City cries for water as heat intensifies
Chandigarh, May 11
With the increasing heat, the water crisis here has deepened further. Residents of various southern sectors, colonies and villages are facing hardships due to water supply at low pressure. Those who live on upper floors in southern sectors say that they are not getting an adequate supply of water. Residents of upper floors in houses at Burail village have not received water supply for the past few days.

Property consultants panel warns Admn
Chandigarh, May 11
The Property Consultants Association, Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar today served a one-month ultimatum to the Chandigarh Administration to accept the genuine demands of the general public relating to property matters.

Congested approach road causes problems
Encroachments by shopkeepers on the road to Khuda Ali Sher through Nayagaon behind Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, May 11
The Nayagaon barrier located right behind the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in Sector 12 towards Khuda Ali Sher village is quite congested. Nayagaon is in Punjab and the only approach is via this road.

Encroachments by shopkeepers on the road to Khuda Ali Sher through Nayagaon behind Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

FM’s promise a gimmick: residents
Nayagaon (Kharar), May 11
The reported announcement by the Punjab Finance minister that the government was considering to accord Notified Area Committee (NAC) status to the area has not enthused residents here, who have dismissed it as a mere ‘‘election gimmick’’. Residents are demanding power connections and not a ‘‘promise of NAC’’.

12 villages marooned as phone link fails
Mullanpur-Garibdas (Kharar), May 11
Communication links snapped in as many as 12 villages with a population of over 15,000 for nearly 20 hours from the rest of the world, as the telephone exchange located in Mullanpur-Garibdas village in the Kharar subdivision developed a snag.

Snag in high-tension transformer
Chandigarh May 11
The city and its surrounding areas, including SAS Nagar and Kharar, were plunged into darkness for more than two hours at 3 this morning as a high tension 220-KV transformer near the Ropar thermal plant developed a snag.

Poison arrows and negative energy
OISON arrows” refer to any structure in the neighbourhood hurting your building. Structures that are sharp, pointed or in a straight line are known as “poision arrows”. If these kinds of structures are facing your main door, or are in a straight line, Then it means these structures are sending “poison arrows” to you. These “arrows” are those that are caused by man-made constructions.


Reckless driver kills one, hurts 5
Chandigarh, May 11
One person was killed and five others were injured when a reckless motor cycle driver lost control and hit several vehicles one after another.

Home guard killed in road mishap
SAS Nagar, May 11
A home guard of the Chandigarh Police, Sukhjinder Singh, was killed when the scooter he was riding was hit by an unidentified vehicle near the SCL here today.


‘Need to develop biochip technology’
Chandigarh, May 11
While the domestic market for microelectronics and semiconductors is to the tune of Rs 1,700 crore, the domestic production is not upto the mark. The Chairman and Managing Director of the Semiconductor Complex Limited of SAS Nagar, Dr M.J. Zarabi, said this here today.


Students of DAV College, Sector 10, at the annual prize distribution function of the college in Chandigarh on Friday.425 DAV students given prizes
Chandigarh, May 11
As many as 425 students of DAV college, Sector 10, were given prizes by Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana, at the annual prize giving function of the college here today.

Students of DAV College, Sector 10, at the annual prize distribution function of the college in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

SSC exams on July 29
Chandigarh, May 11
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a competitive examination on July 29, 2001, for recruitment to the posts of Section Officer (Commercial) in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG). The recruitment to these Group ‘B’ non-gazetted posts in the pay scale of Rs 5500 to 9000 is to be done for the entire country. The examination centres for the north-west region are Chandigarh and Srinagar.

PU students to gain from early results
Chandigarh, May 11
Panjab University has achieved this year commendable success in declaring results well over a month in advance, as compared to the routine for the past several years.

Painting contest results
Chandigarh, May 11
The results of a painting competition organised by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India on May 4 were declared yesterday. As many as 238 students from 28 schools in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula participated in the event.


Election of sarpanch quashed
Chandigarh, May 11
Quashing the election of Ms Maya Devi as sarpanch of Ranita gram panchayat in Bhiwani district, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Haryana State Election Commission to hold fresh elections within two months of receiving the order’s copy.

Bomb hoax disrupts work in District Courts
Lawyers, litigants and employees of the District Courts stand outside the gate of the court after a bomb hoax on the District Courts premises, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, May 11
The routine work of the District Courts remained suspended for more then an hour due to a bomb hoax here today. It was the third time this year and probably the 19th time during the past five years that a bomb hoax had disrupted the work.

Lawyers, litigants and employees of the District Courts stand outside the gate of the court after a bomb hoax on the District Courts premises, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Brilliant knock by Gurinder
Chandigarh, May 11
Gurinder Saini’s brilliant knock of 102 runs helped the Godrej Cricket Club in defeating the Jupiter AquaLine XI and clinched the trophy in the Ist Arjun Dass Cash Prize League Cricket Tournament played here today at Gursagar grounds.


Enforcement staff issue 127 challans
Chandigarh, May 11
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in its drive yesterday issued as many as 127 challans to rehri phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching on public corridoors and MC land in Mani Majra, Sectors 2,11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 41, 42, 43 and Industrial Area, Phase-II.

Councillors seek dist status for Mohali
Sas Nagar, May 11
Municipal Councillors yesterday demanded the grant of district status to SAS Nagar by the Punjab Government.

4 illegal structures demolished
Chandigarh, May 11
Four illegal structures, including three ‘kiosks’ and a permanent structure, were demolished in Colony No. 5 by the enforcement staff of the Estate Office, UT, during a drive today. Besides, these 27 rickshaws, which were plying in the city without licences, were also impounded.

SDM checks nursing homes’ records
SAS Nagar, May 11
The Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mr Jaipal Singh, here today seized records of at least seven private nursing homes in the town which were providing the facility of ultrasound.


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