Wednesday, May 16, 2001,
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Industry may get nod for power generation
Chandigarh, May 15
Adopting an innovative approach to deal with the growing power shortage in the city, the Chandigarh Administration may allow industrialists to set up their own small captive power generation plants to operate their units.

  • Tariff at night reduced

Bomb hoax forces caller ID installation
Chandigarh, May 15
A second bomb hoax in less than five days at the district courts today has forced the city police to instal caller identification — an equipment which shows from where the call has originated — in the district courts to track down the miscreants. The caller ID will be in place within two days.

Hair may help nab killer
SAS Nagar, May 15
Presence of strands of hair in the fist of Daljit Kaur Mangat, a 60-year-old woman, found murdered in her Phase 4 house five days ago, could hold the clue to the identity of the assailants. The hair, found during the post-mortem examination of the victim, are suspected to be that of the assailants, which the victim might have caught hold of during the scuffle to free herself.


  • Adopted son held

Jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh seized
Chandigarh, May 15
Sleuths of the Income Tax Department have seized unaccounted jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh from a Sector 22 jeweller, whose premises and house were raided yesterday. Meanwhile, raids continued at the Talwar Sons jewellers in Sector 22-D today also.

Public show of intimate moments
Chandigarh, May 15
A couple huddled on a scooter in the parking of a major city hospital, unmindful of hundreds of people around them; iron benches around the regulator end of the Sukhna Lake occupied by teenagers, some in their school uniforms, indulging in varying degrees of physical intimacy; youngsters sharing private moments in the landscaping of the Leisure Valley; and couples leaning over each other and openly flirting on the road leading from Kasturba Hall and Sarojini Hall towards the Arts Block in Panjab University — these are a few of the hot spots in the city which bear testimony to the fact that there has been a gradual shift in the old value system among city residents. 

New technique of copying unearthed
SAS Nagar, May 15
Practice of table marking of answer sheets of the science students who appeared in the senior secondary examination as adopted by the Punjab School Education Board has yielded results. A novel way of planned copying adopted by students and the supervisory staff has been unearthed by the board authorities.


Dungheaps on roadside
hile going from Manimajra Modern Complex to the railway station, there is a railway crossing and on either side of the road near this crossing, villagers have raised heaps of cowdung on the roadside. The dung is thrown there with no regard to the road users. Scooters can easily slip on this stretch, resulting in serious accidents.

  • Unfair billing

  • Garbage removal


HUDA for report on quake site
Panchkula, May 15
The Haryana Urban Development Authority will procure a detailed report of the quake-hit site on the premises of the Central Soil and Water Conservation Research Institute (CSWCRI) adjacent to the Mansa Devi temple.

Cable signal disrupted
SAS Nagar, May 15
Transmission of signal from local cable operators was being disrupted for the past three days after the local administration conducted raids of the cable operators who were evading fee to be paid to the Post and Telegraph Department. Violation of the Copyright Act by the cable operators while screening movies was also checked by the officials of the Subdivisional Magistrate’s office.

Water blues for labourers 

Panchkula, May 15
While the district is plagued with problems of low water pressure as summer progresses, those residing in jhuggis seem to be the worst hit as they have no regular water connections.

Labourers involved in construction of buildings and laying of water pipelines are forced to sweat it out each morning in search of water. The two taps in the open near Mansa Devi in Panchkula are their lifeline this summer. — Tribune photo Karam Singh 
Labourers involved in construction of buildings and laying of water pipelines are forced to sweat it out each morning in search of water.

Rain lowers temperature, lifts spirits
Chandigarh, May 15
Dark clouds accompanied by a light shower lowered the day time temperature in the city and its surrounding areas and lifted the sun-scorched spirits of the people. This afternoon rain also broke the dry spell.

30 sewing machines distributed
Chandigarh, May 15
As many as 30 persons living below poverty line in Colony No 5 here were given sewing machines and certificates by the Municipal Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, on the completion of a vocational training programme in tailoring and embroidery.

Confed employees stage dharna
Chandigarh, May 15
Hundreds of employees of the Confed employees Welfare Union from different districts of Haryana held a dharna in front of the Confed office here today. They were protesting against decision of the Haryana Government to close down the Confed.

Let success come through the main door
n Feng Shui, the main door is the most important thing that is considered in a house. It is from this door that Chi enters the abode. In apartments, it is the entrance door of each flat that is considered the main door. The entrance to the building is also important as it affects everybody living in it.


Girl abducted, alleges father
Panchkula, May 15
A minor girl staying with her parents in Indira Colony here has been missing since May 11. Her parents allege that she has been abducted by a youth of the same colony.

Chain snatched away from woman
Chandigarh, May 15
Two scooter-borne miscreants snatched away a gold chain from Ms Anju Aggarwal while she was standing in front of her house in Sector 21-A, here today.

35 rounded up in special drive
SAS Nagar, May 15
At least 35 persons were rounded up by the local police during a combing operation launched in the labour colonies in the town here today.

Youth beaten up near Panchkula
Panchkula, May 15
A 21-year-old man, Sethi Ram, working with an advocate in the district court here, was reportedly beaten up by four unidentified persons near the bridge over the Ghaggar river on the Panchkula-Naraingarh road in broad daylight here today.

Fake signature case: one more held
Panchkula, May 15
Another accused allegedly involved in the fake signature case of transfers in the Haryana CM’s office was arrested by the police here today.


Student denies connivance with examiner
Result tampering case
Chandigarh, May 15
The ongoing inquiry into the case of result tampering in Punjab University, in which a student was given 42 marks in reevaluation as against zero in the original marking, has taken an interesting turn.

Setback to Admn plan for computer education
Chandigarh, May 15
Chandigarh Administration’s ambitious plan of introducing computer education in government schools in the city suffered a serious setback today after the Delhi-based Zee Interactive Learning Systems Ltd expressed its inability to undertake the project. 

156 students given prizes
Chandigarh, May 15
As many as 156 students of Government College of Education, Sector 20, were given prizes at the annual prize distribution function of the college held here yesterday.


Dismissal of cops quashed
Chandigarh, May 15
Allowing a writ petition filed by six Haryana Police personnel, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the orders dismissing them from service.

  • Pre-arrest bail for Dalal

  • Notice issued to PPSC

Court martial acquits General
Chandigarh, May 15
An Army General being tried by a General Court Martial on charges of remaining absent without leave has been acquitted. The trial concluded at Ferozepore last week.

HC directive to government counsel
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the counsel for the Government of India to find the outcome of the letter written by Panjab University seeking approval for enforcing the amended regulation of increasing the age of superannuation of the faculty members to 62.

Blank signed certificate produced
Chandigarh, May 15
A prosecution witness, Major S.S. Bajaj, while deposing before the general court martial of Maj V.K. Madhan, today found himself in a fix after the defence produced a blank leave certificate and movement order signed by him.

Writ against Aulakh disposed of
Chandigarh, May 15
A writ petition filed by two doctors for quashing the appointment of Dr K.S. Aulakh was today disposed of after counsel for Punjab Agriculture University stated that the respondent was no longer discharging the duty of Pro-Vice-Chancellor.


A tribute to Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Chandigarh, May 15
Hurbux Latta’s name may not be very familiar in the mainstream Punjabi cinema, but he has a long list of sensible projects on Sikh history and culture to underline his worth as a director.

A scene from the multi-media project on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh titled “Sher-e-Panjab” which was shot at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A scene from the multi-media project on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh titled “Sher-e-Panjab” which was shot at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Myriad hues of Bhakra’s history come alive
Chandigarh, May 15
For the Bhakra Beas Management Board family it surely was an evening to cherish. As thousands associated with the realisation of a dream called Bhakra got together at the Tagore Theatre today to celebrate the Raising Day, the mirth and merriment took over the ambience, and naturally so.

Musical evening at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, May 15
The Majlis Journalists and Artists Association (MJAA) will be paying a tribute to Alfred Baba, a son of legendary Hawain guitar player, late Sammy Daula, by organising a programme, Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar Nite, at Tagore Theatre tomorrow at 6.15 pm.

Drinking water crisis in PGI
Chandigarh, May 15
Patients visiting the PGI and the staff working there are faced with a severe drinking water crisis these days. Finding a source of drinking water in the PGI is a task in itself. The problem has aggravated more due to lack of coordination and planning on part of the hospital administration and the engineering wing of the PGI.

PGI OPD timings
Chandigarh , May 15
Keeping in view the summer vacation, the registration hours of the PGI OPD will change from May 16.


100 take part in skating mela at Panchkula
Chandigarh, May 15
More than 100 skaters, took part in the first Learner Skating Mela-2001 organised by the Blue Bird Skating Club, at skating rink of Blue Bird High school, Sector 15, Panchkula, near here this evening.

  • Under-14 cricket

  • Chess tourney


Kiosks, jhuggis removed
Chandigarh, May 15
Three illegal ‘kiosks’ and three jhuggis were removed in Palsora Colony by the enforcement staff of the Estate Office today. As many as 164 challans were issued by the staff of the MC enforcement wing, perhaps the highest so far in various parts of the city. The focus of the drive was on the unauthorised vendors outside the Apni Mandi in Sector 40.

Draw of lots for HUDA plots
Chandigarh, May 15
The draw of lots for plots in Sector 15, Panchkula, will be held at 11 a.m. on May 18 at the Estate Office there.

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