Thursday, May 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Property worth Rs 70 lakh gutted in Sec 17
Chandigarh, May 16
Close on the heels of a showroom being gutted in Sector 22, another major fire broke out in the city this morning. The fire destroyed property worth Rs 70 lakh in the Sector 17 commercial area, apart from totally destroying 4 or 5 cabins constructed on the first floor of SCO 71-72- 73. Shopkeepers estimated the losses could touch Rs 1 crore.

Fire personnel try to douse a fire, which broke out in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday morning.

Fire personnel try to douse a fire, which broke out in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday morning. 
—  Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



Youth stabbed to death in clash
Chandigarh, May 16
An altercation between two groups of relatives in Kumhar Colony, while they were boozing last night culminated into a major clash this morning in which a youth was stabbed to death and his brother was seriously injured, when he tried to intervene.

Police remand for murder suspect
SAS Nagar, May 16
With the arrest of the prime suspect, Rajwinder Singh, involved in the murder of the 60-year-old Daljit Kaur, Mangat, a resident of Phase 4, the police is trying to restructure the events leading to the murder. The 38-year-old suspect, who was arrested last night after being questioned for five days was today remanded to police custody till May 18 by the Judicial Magistrate, Kharar.
Rajwinder Singh, a prime suspect in the murder of a 60-year-old woman, being taken to the court of Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, on Wednesday.
Rajwinder Singh, a prime suspect in the murder of a 60-year-old woman, being taken to the court of Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo.

Mr Surendra SharmaPanchkula man who saved $ 3 m for Bayers
Chandigarh, May 16
It was just a two-minute intervention that saved an entire batch of a precious medicine worth US $ 3 million from being rendered “useless”. And the man who did it was none other than Mr Surendra Sharma, a Panchkula-based scientist now settled in the USA and working for the Fremont-based Bayer, a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Air travel to be dearer
Chandigarh, May 16
Air travel is all set to become more expensive. The hike will not be because of any increase in air fares but because of the imposition of 10.5 per cent tax deduction at source (TDS).

City IAS aspirants put up better show
Chandigarh, May 16
A number of candidates from the city have improved their ranking in the Civil Service Examination this year.


Tehelka Expose
Inquiry findings with GoC-in-C
Chandigarh, May 16
The findings and recommendations of the court of inquiry (COI) conducted by the Army into the Tehelka expose have been put up before the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt-Gen Surjit Singh, for further directions, it is learnt.

New power cut timings
Chandigarh May 16
Timings of the hour-long rotational power cuts in the city will change from May 18. Like past fortnight hospitals, the railway station, the All-India Radio station, telephone exchanges, defence installations and waterworks, will be exempted from the cuts.

No women empowerment this!
Chandigarh, May 16
The much-hyped Mahila Shakti Mela which was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the Central Social Welfare Advisory Board, Ms Mridula Sinha, at the Sector 27 Jat Bhavan today, did not please the participating women the way it should have.

Notice of motion to PUDA
SAS Nagar, May 16
Even as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is going ahead with the process of announcing awards of Sohana village, being acquired for further expansion of SAS Nagar, at least 61 land owners of Sohana village have been granted status quo regarding the possession of their land. The petitioners own around 100 acres being acquired by the PUDA.

Defence quota allottees a harassed lot
Chandigarh, May 16
Hundreds of defence personnel and holders of residential property in sectors 32,33,34,35 and 36 are a harassed lot. Despite an assurance by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), about eight months back that the transfer of their property would be allowed without the payment of ‘unearned profit’, the Estate Office was dragging its feet on the issue.

Electricity Dept holds darbar
Panchkula, May 16
Complaints of non-functional meters, those running fast and the problem of excessive billing, dominated a darbar of the Electricity Department held to redress grievances of Ramgarh residents, here today.

64-year-old man commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 16
A 64-year-old man, R.P. Kundra, a former employee of Panjab University, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his Sector 49 residence here this morning. Following a long illness, he was reportedly in a state of depression.

Aganwadi workers protest
Chandigarh, May 16
Members of the Aganwadi Mulazam Union, Punjab, held a dharna in front of the office of the Director of Social Security and Women and Child Development in Sector 34 here today. They were protesting against the expulsion of some of their colleagues.

Property extensions
n times of great demand for more and more space in our living premises, people tend to extend their structures. Generally, these extensions are useful but they affect the life of the people living in the house. Having an extension is certainly bad Feng Shui.


Third burglary in 15 days
Panchkula, May 16
Burglars struck for the third time in a fortnight in the town as a house in Sector 9 was burgled while the owners were away on Tuesday night. Valuables and jewellery was missing from the house of Mr Madan Mohan Suri, who was away with his family to Delhi to attend a marriage.

Man duped of Rs 4,000
Chandigarh, May 16
A man was duped of Rs 4,000 at the electricity office, Sector 10, on the pretext of getting his bill deposited at the earliest.

  • Cash stolen

  • Theft case

  • One booked

T-Series director booked for cheating


PU inquiry committee report today
Chandigarh, May 16
The inquiry report into the alleged misappropriation of funds during the last Vice-Chancellor’s tenure will be submitted to the Panjab University authorities tomorrow.

Japan relaxes rules for students
Chandigarh, May 16
At last, Japan has opened its doors for under-graduate students from India, without making the knowledge of Japanese language a pre-condition.

YPS wins inter-school trophy
SAS Nagar, May 16
The local Yadavindra Public School has won the overall trophy in an inter-school painting-cum-poster-making competition, while Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, from Chandigarh, has won the trophy in an essay writing contest.

Award of excellence instituted
Computer literacy in schools
Chandigarh, May 16
For spreading computer literacy among students, the Union Government has introduced ‘’Award of excellence in schools for implementation of computer literacy and Information Technology”.

Haryana teachers hold dharna
Chandigarh, May 16
Hundreds of members of the Haryana Rajkiya Adhayapak Sangarsh Samiti held a dharna in front of the office of the Director of Haryana Education in Sector 17, here today. The teachers protested against the anti-teacher policy of the Government.


Judge asked to explain
Conviction under Section 302, IPC
Chandigarh, May 16
Taking up an appeal, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked Bathinda’s District and Sessions Judge to explain how an agriculturist was convicted and sentenced for murder even though he had concluded that the accused had “exceeded the right of private defence”.

  • Companies told to appear in court

GCM: defence counsel to rejoin trial
Chandigarh, May 16
The defence counsel representing Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar has decided to rejoin the trial after he learnt that the general court martial did not issue him any warning on his conduct.

HC quashes plot resumption
Chandigarh, May 16
Setting aside the orders directing the resumption of a plot in Sector 34 for violation of building bylaws, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed that the poor citizens were being harassed though far more serious violations had been sanctioned or overlooked by the Administration in government houses and buildings.


Another offering from “Queen of Songs”
OU have heard “Piya se milke aaye nain” the highest selling pop album released in October 1999 by the Tips Music Company. Now tune in to new album ‘Sajnaa’, by India’s most versatile female singer Hema Sardesai, courtesy Tips. Star maker Jawahar Wattal has once again, teamed up with ‘Hindustani Gudiya’ Hema Sardesai and lyricist Sameer in the new pop album ‘ Sajnaa’.


St Xavier’s, Dev Samaj win
Chandigarh, May 16
St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, among boys and IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, among girls won their respective matches on the opening day of the UT Junior State Basketball Championship which began here this afternoon at the Sports Complex, Sector 7.

Development works to be reviewed
Panchkula, May 16
A meeting to review development works in progress in the district, bottlenecks in completion and non-feasible projects will be convened by the Administrative Secretary, Ms Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, tomorrow.

Dispensary condition shocks Jacob
Chandigarh, May 16
The addition of 24 suites, a disco, a cyber cafe, a beer bar, a kitty room and an air-conditioned banquet hall to the Hotel Parkview, previously known as Chandigarh Yatri Niwas, would upgrade its facilities to three-star status. This was decided during a surprise visit of the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (Retd), to hotel.

Raid on Haryana Mini Secretariat
Chandigarh, May 16
A Haryana Government spokesman said a raid was conducted today in the offices of the Haryana Mini Secretariat situated in Sector 17.

Mayor asks councillors to cooperate
Chandigarh, May 16
The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, has in a letter written to the councillors of the Municipal Corporation sought their help in transacting the business meeting of the House.

Encroachments to be removed
Chandigarh, May 15
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to remove encroachments from the service lanes in various parts of the city.

Transfer of staff to MC discussed
Panchkula, May 16
The issue of transfer of employees to the municipal council following its notification was taken up at a meeting between officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the Local Bodies Department, here today.

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