Monday, May 14, 2001,  Chandigarh, India


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Man strangulates wife to death
Panchkula, May 13
A 25-year-old unidentified woman was reportedly beaten and strangulated to death by her husband in Rajiv Colony near Shiv Temple in Sector 17 in the wee hours on Saturday. The neighbours of the deceased said the couple had a fight over some issue at night.
A police official inspects the body of a woman who was allegedly beaten up and strangulated by her husband in Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, Panchkula, on Sunday.
A police official inspects the body of a woman who was allegedly beaten up and strangulated by her husband in Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Youth alleges police torture
Chandigarh, May 13
The bully image of the Punjab Police continues to haunt the force. Close on the heels of alleged illegal detention and beating up of a 20-year-old youth at the Phase 1 police station in SAS Nagar a few days back, another 22-year-old youth of Chandigarh was allegedly picked up from his residence by the SAS Nagar police and tortured at the same police station for four days.




Hostel warden’s car damaged
Chandigarh, May 13
Unknown assailants smashed the windowpanes of the Tata Sierra of Dr (Ms) Manju Jaidka, warden of Luxmi Bai Hostel, Panjab University, here last night.

VIP ‘influx’ keeps police on toes
Chandigarh, May 13
While the onset of summer keeps the understaffed city police on its toes for fear of organised gangs making a headway for the city, the convergence of VVIPs and VIPs in the city is another major cause of concern for the security wing.

Helmetless riding claims another life
Chandigarh, May 13
Nothing seems to convince the fairer sex of the city into wearing helmets while driving — not even losing their lives in road accidents. Another helmetless pillion-rider lost her life today. Forty-year-old Mala Devi, a domestic help, was killed when the scooter she was riding with her son was hit by a canter from the side.

CSIO to make fly-by-light controls for copters
Chandigarh, May 13
A hi-tech fly-by-light (FBL) system for the Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) is being developed by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), here. The FBL is used for sending signals from the cockpit to various instruments and sub-systems which control the flight parameters of an aircraft. 

A musical tribute to Shiv Batalvi
Chandigarh, May 13
No words can ever describe the pain which lies shrouded in the verses of Shiv Kumar Batalvi, who was consumed by his own fire 28 years back on May 6. The Birha da Sultan is no more but his presence can be felt in the verses he has left behind for this world.

MR R.S. Virk, a city business man, would like to forget as quickly as possible his last visit to Shimla last weekend. Everything was moving smoothly until he was about to drive out of Solan town.

Anandgarh: thanksgiving rally held
Mullanpur-Garibdas (Kharar), May 13
A thanksgiving rally organised by the Anti-Anandgarh Front virtually turned into an election rally with a host of leaders from various opposition parties, including the Congress, launching a tirade against the Punjab Government. Speakers accused the Badal government of failure on all fronts. The dais was shared by leaders of the Congress, SHSAD, BSP, CPI, CPM, and other parties. Except for the Congress, the leaders of other parties stressed on the need for a third front to defeat the Badal government.

Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra speaks at a thanksgiving rally organised by the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee at Mullanpur-Garibdas on Sunday.
Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra speaks at a thanksgiving rally organised by the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee at Mullanpur-Garibdas on Sunday. 

Jacob sanctions aid for Nand Singh’s widow
Chandigarh, May 13
Moved by the plight of the widow of Jamadar Nand Singh, the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth, the Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today sanctioned an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 for the treatment of Ms Joginder Kaur.

Conspiracy to oust me: Dhawan
Chandigarh, May 13
A senior Congress leader and former union minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, alleged here today that the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee chief, Mr B.B. Bahl, and the local Member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, had hatched a conspiracy to oust him from the party.

Patiala sizzles at 43°C
Patiala, May 13
Residents of the city are facing one of the hottest May’s in recent years. With mercury touching a sizzling 43°C today, people were literally sent scurrying for cover.

‘Harassed’ SMO may quit
Panchkula, May 13
The controversy over the alleged private practice by the SMO of the General Hospital, Dr Kamla Singh, took a new turn today, with the doctor in question considering to resign from her post due to harassment.

Beopar mandal meeting on June 3
Chandigarh, May 13
The executive committee meeting of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has decided to hold its general body meeting on June 3. The meeting will decide the date for the election to the post of the mandal chief.

JD (U) seeks dissolution of MC
Chandigarh, May 13
The general body meeting of the Janata Dal (U), which was held here today under the chairmanship of Mr Surinder Bhardwaj, demanded the dissolution of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) as it had failed to discharge its responsibilities in an effective manner.

4 injured in accident
Morni Hills, May 13
Four persons sustained minor injuries when a truck by which they were travelling plunged in a 300-feet-deep-gorge near here today.

Manch members gherao 2 BJP councillors
Chandigarh, May 13
Activists of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, led by its president, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today “gheraoed” two BJP councillors for their role in stalling the proceedings of the House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC).

Welfare associations’ plea to CHB
Chandigarh, May 13
The executive committee meetings of various residents welfare associations today again urged the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to regularise the need-based additions and alterations through additional covered area in the CHB flats.

Discussion on social justice
Chandigarh, May 13
The Janshakti, a social organisation, organised an open discussion on “Social justice, antodaya and Vinobaji” at the Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.

DPR, colleagues take part in shramdan
Chandigarh, May 13
The Director, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, UT, Mr Vivek Atray, along with his colleagues participated in shramdan at Sukhna Lake here today. Today was the ninth day of shramdan at Sukhna Lake.

Mirrors in homes
Mirrors are often referred to as the “asprin” of Feng Shui. They are powerful and can energise a room effectively. Ideally, mirrors should be framed. However, if you really want to hang unframed mirrors, then please choose ones that have bevelled edges. While choosing mirrors one should keep in mind that the mirror should be clear, of good quality and new (do not buy antique mirrors).


3 booked for bid to outrage modesty
Chandigarh, May 13
The police has registered two cases of outraging a woman’s modesty during the past 24 hours. Another youth was arrested for eve-teasing from Sector 28 last evening.

Police suspects son for murder of woman
SAS Nagar, May 13
In connection with the murder of 60-year-old Daljit Kaur Mangat, the local police has reportedly zeroed in on the adopted 38-year-old son of the deceased, Rajwinder Singh. The victim had died after being hit with gridle (tawa) in her head. 

Youth dies in mishap
Zirakpur, May 13
A 22-year-old youth was killed on the spot, while another injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a Gypsy on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near Bhankharpur village, on Saturday night.


Exhibition of antique furniture
Chandigarh, May 13
About 100 pieces of antique furniture and their replicas, which belong to the British colonial period, attracted the onlookers during an exhibition which was inaugurated at Kidar’s Gallery in Sector 7 here yesterday.


Conveyance charges for evaluators up
Chandigarh, May 13
The conveyance charges for local evaluators on examination duty with Panjab University has been raised to Rs 50 from the existing Rs 30. The fee for evaluators travelling from Panchkula and SAS Nagar has been raised to Rs 60.

PU to set up genome research centre
Chandigarh, May 13
As part of diversifying research in fast coming up fields, Panjab University plans setting up a Centre for Applied Genome and Research.

Give your best to the country, Justice Sehgal
Chandigarh, May 13
The qualities which students imbibe during their college must be carried forward into the future. All that is needed today is a relentless spirit of service to the society without expecting rewards. Try to give your best to the country”, advised Justice D.V. Sehgal to students, while delivering the convocation address at the annual convocation of DAV College, Sector 10, here yesterday.


Court martial acquits Major of all charges
Chandigarh, May 13
An Army Major being tried by a General Court Martial for alleged dereliction of duty during Operation Vijay has been acquitted of all charges. According to information reaching here, the GCM concluded in Akhnoor last week.

Case adjourned
Chandigarh, May 13
The dowry case filed against Surjit Singh Barnala and his other family members by his daughter-in-law Parveshbir Kaur was adjourned yesterday by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, till June 9.


Artist Baldev Gambhir explains his painting titled, “Emergence of life”, at IndusInd Gallery in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Artist Baldev Gambhir explains his painting titled, “Emergence of life”, at IndusInd Gallery in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph.

In search of the infinite
Chandigarh, May 13
Baldev Gambhir’s first solo exhibition in the city is already being talked about. Although his works opened for the public only yesterday at the Indus Ind Art Gallery, word about them has travelled far and wide. No wonder then, that the second day of the show also drew as many crowds as did the first day. In Gambhir’s works there is a lot of play on imagination, which is capable of transporting the viewer to another land.

From villain to director
Chandigarh, May 13
Though popularity of Punjabi TV channels are slowly fizzling out, but local artistes working for them have not loose heart. Gurkirtan, whose name synonymous with ‘villain’ of Punjabi pictures, is one such person who is making an effort to infuse some life in this ailing industry by directing a couple of teleserials.


800 kids examined at dental camp
Chandigarh, May 13
Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh organised a dental care and dental awareness camp yesterday, sponsored by the Rotary Shivalik, Chandigarh, on its premises.

Students of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, undergo dental check-up by Dr Sandeep Arora on Saturday. On the left is Ms Karamjeet Kaur, Principal of the school.

Students of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, undergo dental check-up by Dr Sandeep Arora on Saturday.

A date with new-age dental restorative techniques
Chandigarh, May 13
To impart know how about the latest techniques about the variety of newer material for the restoration of fractured and decayed teeth, to the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Dental Officers of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC), Department of Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGI, today organised a one-day CME on current status of dental restorative techniques.


Yoga camp held at Yavanika
Chandigarh, May 13
As many as 500 persons attended the annual yoga camp-cum-training interaction organised by the Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan, Delhi (Panchkula unit) at Yavanika, Sector 5, Panchkula today. Acharya Som Vedlankar of Swastik Yog Mandir, Pehowa, was the chief guest and appealed to the people to consider yoga as the gift of nature.


Monthly checking of ration depots ordered
Panchkula, May 13
The officers of the district administration have been directed to check ration depots of the public distribution system every month to ensure that the public gets rations well in time. Directions to this effect were issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, at the grievances meeting held here today.


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