Tuesday, May 15, 2001,
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Villagers block traffic for five hours
Panchkula, May 14
Traffic on the busy Panchkula-Ramgarh-Naraingarh highway was disrupted for five hours this morning as agitated villagers went on rampage for the second time in a fortnight against the installation of electronic meters.

Residents of Ramgarh and surrounding villages block traffic on the Panchkula-Ramgarh highway in protest against the installation of faulty electronic meters in Ramgarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



MC asks Admn to share burden
Maintenance of streetlights
Chandigarh, May 14
The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) has asked the Chandigarh Administration to share its burden in the maintenance of streetlights in the city. In a detailed proposal sent to Administration, the civic body has also expressed its inability to do justice to this task entrusted to them in view of the shortage of manpower and machinery, besides paucity of funds.

MC to blame for monetary losses
SAS Nagar, May 14
If the SAS Nagar Municipal Council has projected a loss of over Rs 4 crore during the current financial year, the genesis of the financial crisis lies within the civic body itself. Each year, the civic body was losing lakhs of rupees on account of allowing unlicensed manufacturing of and sale of food articles and drinks. The health hazard posed by the unlicensed manufacturing of the food articles was a cause of concern for the residents.

Chandigarh, Panchkula quake-prone
Evidence of 7.5 tremor on Richter Scale found
Chandigarh, May 14
An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Chandigarh in the “recent past”. The quake occurred when the earth moved 3.50 metres.
The term, “recent past”, in geological language denotes 300 years to 1000 years.

BBMB releases more power
Chandigarh, May 14
Power and water supplies will be augmented in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chandigarh. The Bhakra Beas Management Board decided to release additional water from its reservoirs, thus generating more power from tonight.

Bhatnagar maintained troops ‘unfit for attack’
Chandigarh, May 14
The Commanding Officer (CO) of 5 Para, Col A.K. Srivastava, today stated before the general court martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar that it was “desirable” that troops of the ad hoc company, which was sent to Kargil under the command of the accused, be given time for rest and recuperation as they had been de-inducted from the Siachen Glacier.

Disposal of hospital waste to be streamlined
Chandigarh , May 14
All hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, dispensaries, veterinary institutions, animal houses, pathological laboratories and blood banks in the city will now have to take necessary precautions to ensure that biomedical waste generated by these is disposed off properly.

... And now Punjabi music awards
Chandigarh, May 14
June 22 will be a special day for the Punjabi music industry as the upcoming Punjabi channel,” Lashkara”, will present the “Lashkara Punjabi Music Awards” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.


IT Dept being restructured
Chandigarh, May 14
The Income Tax Department is being restructured through the induction of latest technology to provide better services to income tax assesses.

Pollutants threaten Harike
Chandigarh, May 14
The Harike wetland is back in focus. It is facing an ecological crisis. The pollution level has increased tremendously threatening the 62 species of freshwater fish, seven species of turtles and fauna.

Soldier’s widow given Rs 10,000
Lieut-Gen, J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab, calls on Ms Joginder Kaur, widow of Nand Singh, a Victoria Cross and Maha Vir Chakra awardee, at her residence in Phase 10, SAS Nagar, on Monday. Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab, today called on Ms Joginder Kaur, the 75-year-old widow of Nand Singh, a Victoria Cross and Maha Vir Chakra awardee, at her residence in Phase X here today.

Lieut-Gen, J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab, calls on Ms Joginder Kaur, widow of Nand Singh, a Victoria Cross and Maha Vir Chakra awardee, at her residence in Phase 10, SAS Nagar, on Monday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Awareness camp inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 14
An eight-day camp to bring awareness among rural women and slum-dwellers of the city regarding health, education, legal rights and environment-related issues, being organised by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, a voluntary organisation, in collaboration with the Social Welfare Advisory Board, Chandigarh, was inaugurated at the Gandhi Smarak Bhawan in sector 16 here today.

Panel discussion on domestic violence held
Chandigarh, May 14
As part of the on going nurses’ week celebrations in GMCH, Sector 32, the local branch of the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), today organised a panel discussion on “domestic violence”.

IT raid on jeweller’s shop
Chandigarh, May 14
Officials of the Directorate of Income Tax today raided the premises of a prominent jeweller in Sector 22-D market.

OR years shopkeepers in HongKong, Taiwan, Singapore have used wind chimes and bells to protect their stores from thieves. These bells also attract business. Sound plays a great role in Feng Shui. All types of sounds can energise us.


Motor cycle, car stolen
Chandigarh, May 14
Three cases of theft, including two of auto theft, were registered in the city during the past 24 hours.

Illicit relations led to murder
Panchkula, May 14
Illicit relations with a neighbour is alleged to be the reason behind the murder of a 25-year-old woman who was strangulated by her husband in Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, here on Sunday.

18 kg poppy husk seized, 2 held
Chandigarh, May 14
City police arrested two drug traffickers from near the Sector 43 ISBT here today. More than 18 kg of poppy husk has been recovered from them.


CET admit cards dispatched
Chandigarh, May 14
The Panjab University Joint Controller of Examination (CET Cell) has stated that admit cards to all candidates appearing in CET to be held on May 19 have been dispatched and in case a candidate does not receive the admit cards by May 15 he or she is advised to contact the office of the Joint Controller of Examination, (CET Cell), Panjab University on May 16, for obtaining duplicate admit cards.

Workshop on human rights concludes
Chandigarh, May 14
A five-day contact programme on human rights concluded at DAV Model School, Sector 15, here today. The workshop was inaugurated on May 10 by Dr R.K. Behl, professor at the Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi, who was also the course coordinator of the programme.

Water supply to PU inadequate
Chandigarh, May 14
While the 600-odd residents of the Panjab University campus and the 1500 residents of the university hostels have been without adequate water supply water for the past day and a half, not a single tanker has been arranged by the university authorities to supply drinking water, forcing residents to collect water from the gurdwara nearby.

Book culprits, demands PUTA
Chandigarh, May 14
The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) executive at a meeting held here today condemned the incident of smashing of window panes of the car belonging to Dr Manju Jaidka, warden, Laxmi Bai Hostel.


Judge asked to give comments
Chandigarh, May 14
Staying further proceedings against a Kapurthala district resident in an attempt to murder case after he alleged that the District and Sessions Judge was acting under the influence of Punjab minister Upinderjit Kaur, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Judge to furnish his comments on the petition.

Cheque bounce case: warrant issued
Chandigarh, May 14
The UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate on Monday issued a bailable warrant against Jasjit Singh Dhaliwal for August 1, in a case of cheque bounce. The complainant, Ms Gurmeet Kaur, Director, Square Marketing Private Limited, had alleged that the accused issued two cheques worth Rs 23,05,500 and Rs 21,54,000 payable on Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 17, on February 2,2000, but the cheques were dishonoured by the bank.


Art Karat brings elegant designs for jewellery lovers
Chandigarh, May 14
An exhibition of contemporary and traditional jewellery by Asha Kamal Modi, Art Karat, jewellery house was inaugurated at the Kidar’s Gallery in Sector 7 here today. The three-day exhibition titled “Hope” has on display elegant and exclusive hand craft jewellery in alloy metals studded with semi-precious stones like zircons, turquoise, amethyst, pearls and corals and all these are available at an affordable price.


Treatment through oil therapies
Panchkula, May 14
A Kerala-based ayurveda pharmacy unit with its head office at Thiruvananthapuram, operating from Sector 15, here, is offering treatment through medicated oil therapies for ailments like arthritis, backache, joint pain, diabetes, blood pressure and paralysis, among others.

Incinerator to be set up near Kharar
SAS Nagar, May 14
Anultra-modern incinerator for the disposal of hospital waste from the town would be set up in Balyali village in Kharar block. The Chief Administrator of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority(PUDA), Mr K.B.S. Sidhu, today said the authority was holding discussion with the Ranbaxy Group — setting up Fortis Healthcare hospital in Sector 62 here — to set up the incinerator in an area of 1.25 acre in the village.

Panchkarma centre for Mohali
Chandigarh, May 14
The region will soon have the first dedicated panchkarma centre in SAS Nagar. Disclosing this, here today, Mr Sanjay Popli, Director, Ayurveda, Punjab, said the centre will be inaugurated sometime next week.


City shuttlers corner glory
Chandigarh, May 14
Chandigarh-based shuttlers came out with good performance in the recent North Zone Prize Money Badminton Tournament which concluded last week at Jammu. In this meet, they bagged six titles of the total eight thus leaving behind the players from neighbouring states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi who had to satisfy with two titles only.


95 challans issued for encroachment
Chandigarh, May 14
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh , today issued 95 challans to rehri and phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching upon public corridors and MC land in Mani Majra, and a few northern and southern sectors. Besides this, the Estate Office staff impounded 19 cycle- rickshaws for plying on the city roads without licences and removed 16 banners from different parts of the city.

MC panel meeting on May 16
Chandigarh, May 14
The Finance and Contract Committee (F and CC) of the Municipal Corporation scheduled to meet on May 16 will take up vital issues, including the provision of security guards at various water works; auction of parking sites adjoining cinema halls at reduced prices; fixing the rate to be charged from the watermelon vendors; besides estimates for various developmental works in the city.

Website launched
Chandigarh, May 14
The official website of the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration, was inaugurated by Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd.), UT Administrator, at the U.T. Secretariat, in Sector 9, here today.


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