Friday, May 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Overspeeding challans violate HC orders
Chandigarh, May 17
Though the traffic police personnel are coming down heavily upon those caught for overspeeding, they are not always justified in doing the same. In a substantial number of cases, the police is conveniently challaning overspeeding drivers though there is no signboard indicating the speed limit on the road in question.

Woman dies in road mishap
Chandigarh, May 17
Yet another helmetless woman scooterist who met with a road accident yesterday died this morning due to serious head injuries. Unavailability of a common diagnostic facility at two of the premier government medical institutes in the city is alleged to have resulted in an inordinate delay in the commencement of treatment of the victim which could have saved her life.

Mohali expansion takes off
SAS Nagar, May 17
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today declared that at least 96 per cent of the land in Sohana and Mauli Baidwan villages, acquired under the Land Acquisition Act for further expansion of SAS Nagar, was free from legal encumbrances.



Plan to make Mohali less noisy
SAS Nagar, May 17
Even though some measures have been taken earlier to reduce noise pollution in the town, the administration will now be implementing the law more strictly following the receipt of orders to enforce a notification in this regard issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Jhuggis, encroachments removed
Chandigarh, May 17
Overlooking a notification by the Chandigarh Administration, the enforcement staff of the Estate Office today showed that they could act at their own whim and fancy, besides being choosy in selecting targets.

City doctors, engineers shine in IAS exam
Chandigarh/Patiala May 17
Doctors and engineers from the city have achieved top positions in the civil services examinations this year. Most of the 20 odd successful IAS candidates from the city, have graduated as doctors or engineers, but have had non-science subjects for the civil services examinations.

GCM: defence alleges command failure
Chandigarh, May 17
Documents submitted by the defence before the general court martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar for alleged dereliction of duty during the Kargil conflict today indicated that enemy intrusions along the Line of Control may have been observed by Army patrols as early as January, 1999.


MC work suffering due to Mayor: Gupta
Chandigarh, May 16
BJP councillor and former Mayor of the Municipal Corporation, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, in response to a letter sent by the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, seeking co-operation to conduct the business of the House, has pointed out that the work of the Municipal Corporation has come to a stand still due to his style of functioning and differences within the party.

MC chief urged to complete pending works in colonies
Chandigarh, May 17
The Congress councillor, Ms Kamlesh today met the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P Singh, and pointed out that even though estimates had been prepared for strengthening, carpeting and construction of roads in rehabilitation colonies of Karsan, Ram Darbar, Industrial Area, Phase-II, the same had not been sent to the Finance and Contract Committee for its approval.

Dhawan flays administration
Chandigarh, May 17
The former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today criticised the Chandigarh administration for withdrawing permission to use loud- speaker duering the onging “gherao” of councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) by members of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch.

Power dept told to be consumer-friendly
Panchkula, May 17
Directing officials of the power utilities to check line losses and trippings in the district, the Administrative Secretary and Chairperson of the Haryana Power Utilities, Ms Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, said area-wise responsibility should be fixed in this regard.

Mr Dharam Paul Gupta President of the local unit of the BJP, tries to pacify agitating Kabari Market Labour Colony residents who gheraoed him at the party office in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Mr Dharam Paul Gupta President of the local unit of the BJP, tries to pacify agitating Kabari Market Labour Colony residents who gheraoed him at the party office in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

BJP workers gherao party office
Chandigarh, May 17
BJP workers today “gheraoed” the party office in Sector 33 against the failure of the party leadership to get residents of Kabari Market Labour Colony in the Industrial Area, Phase I, rehabilitated.

Toilet doors
OILETS are considered very inauspicious in Feng Shui. In early times, people had their toilets at the end of the house, a little distance away. Nowadays, houses have rooms with toilets attached.  Modern architecture and human craving for comfort have resulted in a severe imbalance in homes. This imbalance has resulted in ever-increasing problems in human life.

MC panel to discuss water meter issue
Chandigarh, May 17
A special meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee has been called tomorrow to consider and formulate a policy regarding the replacement of defective water meters in the light of the advice given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently.

Rain cools region
Chandigarh May 17
Overcast conditions and light showers in the city and surrounding areas in the past 48 hours have brought down day time temperatures to 29.4°C, which is 9 degrees below the normal average for this time of the year. The local Met office has predicted light showers for tomorrow also.

Importance of road safety highlighted
Chandigarh, May 17
Road safety day to highlight the importance of road safety was organised by DAV School, Sector 15, here today. The recent spate of road accidents motivated students to take a step in this direction and contribute their mite.

One killed, four hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, May 17
One person was killed and four others were injured when their car was crushed under a CTU bus near the Mohali barrier in Sector 39 at about 5 p.m. today.

Plea to quash land notification
Chandigarh, May 17
After fighting terrorism in Punjab, Deputy Inspector General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini is fighting yet another battle. In his petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, he, along with two other petitioners, today sought the quashing of notifications issued under the Land Acquisition Act for the extension of SAS Nagar.

Colonies’ residents stage dharna
Panchkula, May 17
Over 100 persons from Rajiv and Indira Colony staged a dharna in Sector 17 to protest against the laying of PVC-coated cables and removal of kundi connections here today.


Mrs Verma inspects the ransacked room at her Sector 22 house after it was burgled in the morning in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Mrs Verma inspects the ransacked room at her Sector 22 house after it was burgled in the morning in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photo

Cash, gold jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, May 17
Cash and gold jewellery worth thousands of rupees was stolen in a daylight burglary in Sector 22. According to the information available from the police, cash worth Rs. 18,000 and four tolas of gold jewellery was stolen from the house of Dr O.P. Verma this morning. The miscreant (s) had reportedly forced their entry in the house by breaking open the front door lock.


7 Estate Office officials booked
Chandigarh, May 17
Seven officials of the Estate Office and about 19 other persons were booked by the Vigilance Department of the Chandigarh Administration here tonight for having allegedly issued fake allotment letters of dwelling units to unsuspecting persons.

Household goods gutted
Chandigarh, May 17
Property worth Rs 10,000 including furniture and household goods were gutted in a fire which broke out in H No: 1943, Sector 52, in the early hours today. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, no casualty was reported.

One held for gambling
Chandigarh, May 17
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police has arrested Shiv Charan Dass, a resident of Ram Darbar, on charges of gambling at a public place.

  • Eve-teasers held

  • One held

  • Hurt in accidents


Super Bazars start functioning again
Chandigarh, May 17
After remaining closed for several months, Super Bazars in certain parts of the city have reopened.


No entrance exam for commerce stream
Chandigarh, May 17
There will be no entrance examination in affiliated colleges of Panjab University for admission to commerce courses for the session 2001-2002. These include the courses in Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Computer Application and Bachelor of Business Administration.

Award of excellence instituted
Computer literacy programme in schools
Chandigarh, May 17
For spreading computer literacy among students, the Union Government has introduced ‘’Award of excellence in schools for implementation of computer literacy and Information Technology”.

Integralist approach stressed
Chandigarh, May 17
There is a need for an ‘integralist’ approach to have a holistic view of the values system in the contemporary world. This was highlighted in the panel discussion on the concluding day of a refresher course on “Themes in Western Metaphysics and Epistemology” organised by the Philosophy Department at Panjab University. The main collaborator was the Indian Council of Philosophical Research.

Masks for protection against sun
Chandigarh, May 17
The students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, and Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, have designed special masks for protection from the sun.

Workshop for polytechnic staffers
Chandigarh, May 17
A two-day workshop on identifying special training needs for faculty and staff of polytechnics of Haryana commenced at the Technical Teachers Training Institute, Sector 26, here today.

Leadership qualities stressed
Chandigarh, May 17
A three-day personality development and leadership training programme for students of Class VIII started at the New Public School, Sector 18, here today. Today’s programme stressed upon the need of developing leadership qualities in the children.

Prizes given to winners of painting contest
Chandigarh, May 17
The local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India is organising an “Aviation News Scrap Book Competition” for school students. Participants would be required to collect aviation and space related news items and photographs published in any newspaper or magazine and paste them in a scrapbook.


Punjab told to pay relief
Chandigarh, May 17
Five years after two Amritsar district residents were illegally detained by the police, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed the state of Punjab to pay interim compensation of Rs 25,000 to one of the victims within two months of receiving the order’s copy, besides taking necessary steps to register criminal cases against the erring officials.

  • Order on security
  • Official told to appear in court

5 slots allotted to lawyers
Chandigarh, May 17
The UT Administration allotted five slots vacant in the chambers of the district courts at the estate office here yesterday. This was the last phase of allotment by draw of lots.


Lare — an effective attempt
Chandigarh, May 17
“Lare”, a play written and directed by famous theatre personality Gursharan Singh and enacted by a team of four artistes at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 here this evening could be best described as a mocking reply to the tall promises of the present government by the society.


Demonstration of stitchless cataract surgery
SAS Nagar, May 17
A one-day live surgery workshop on Small Incision Cataract Surgery was organised at the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital at Sohana here today. Dr Itzhak Isakov, head of Anterior Segment and cataract surgery, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Talk on goitre, leprosy
Chandigarh, May 17
The Adult Department of the Chandigarh Administration arranged a programme at one of its continuing education centres at Kishangarh here today. A doctor spoke on leprosy and goitre, highlighting the symptoms, causes and preventive measures of the two diseases. More than 80 women of the area attended the programme.

PGI staff informed about leave rules
Chandigarh, May 17
PGI authorities yesterday issued a circular informing the doctors and employees about the leave rules under the Central Civil Service Conduct Rules. The circular issued by the Director asks compliance with the rules.


GCG-42, GGSSS-18 cagers move ahead
Chandigarh, May 17
Government College for Girls, Sector 42, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, 12-10, while Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, outplayed Moti Ram Area Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, 13-6, in the girls’ section of the Chandigarh Junior Basketball championship played here today at the Sports Complex, Sector 7.

Gursharan all praise for Punjab cricketers
Chandigarh, May 17
Praising the city and Punjab cricketers, the former Indian test cricketer Gursharan Singh has predicted a bright future of cricket in this region. Gursharan Singh based at Delhi and now a private coach with the Gyan Bharti Cricket Academy, Saket, New Delhi, was here in Chandigarh recently. He had accompanied his boys for the MCA Under-14 Summer Cricket Tournament in progress at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.


Suspended DSP reinstated
Chandigarh, May 17
In what may be a controversial move the Chandigarh Administration tonight reinstated Deputy Superintendent of Police Devinder Singh after two years of suspension for his alleged involvement in the infamous “missing files” case in which several files pertaining to various major cases investigated by him and his subordinates, were found missing from various police stations in the city.

Security arrangements for President
Chandigarh, May 17
The city police has made elaborate security arrangements for the brief stopover of the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, in the city on May 19.

Encroachments removed
Panchkula, May 17
The enforcement wing of the estate office removed encroachments in the marketplace by shopowners, here today.

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