Wednesday, May 23, 2001,
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Panel recommends more changes in bylaws
Chandigarh, May 22
In yet another amendment of archaic building bylaws, the Bylaws Amendment Committee, constituted by the Chandigarh Administration, has recommended several need-based amendments in building bylaws pertaining to various categories of buildings in Chandigarh.

Truant students seek PU grace
Chandigarh, May 22
Many students who are short of more than 60 lectures to meet the minimum requirement to be eligible for the annual examination of Panjab University, their cases will be discussed for a final decision in the forthcoming Senate meeting.

Conversion of CHB flats by month-end
Chandigarh, May 22
The much awaited process to allow conversion of Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats from leasehold to freehold for residents, who hold general power of attorneys (GPAs), will commence by the end of this month, well placed sources said.

Acquittal rate high in drug-related offences
Chandigarh, May 22
The non-compliance of the stipulations as laid down in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act by the local police has allegedly resulted in a high acquittal rate of the accused.




Trials begin for telemedicine system
SAS Nagar, May 22
Trials for the ambitious telemedicine system, an ambitious project of the Union Ministry of Information Technology, have begun at the local Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India (CEDTI). The system would enable doctors stationed across the country to share opinions about patients among themselves through video conferencing.

Two traffic cops suspended
Chandigarh, May 22
The Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Mr Balbir Singh, today placed a head constable and a constable of the traffic police under suspension. They were accused of checking a truck without authority by stopping it without a visible offence near the railway light point this afternoon.

Liquor shop shares boundary wall with PEC
Nayagaon (Kharar), May 22
Just 400 metres away from the residences of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers, four liquor shops (three in Punjab and one in Chandigarh) and two ahatas are functioning in utter violation of the law. A temple and a gurdwara are also located at a stone's throw from the liquor shops.
As per the law, a liquor shop cannot be set up within a few hundred metres of any educational institution or a religious place.
A liquor shop in Nayagaon along the boundary wall of the Punjab Engineering College, while three more vends are located within a distance of 100 metres from the College.
A liquor shop in Nayagaon along the boundary wall of the Punjab Engineering College, while three more vends are located within a distance of 100 metres from the College. — Photo Karam Singh

Jag Musafir Jag, a street play by the Survival Art Group staged in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Street play on environment
Chandigarh, May 22
“If exploited mercilessly, nature hits back” was the message that came across the street play Jag Musafir Jag staged by the Survival Art Group on the occasion of Awareness Day in Sector 17 here today.

Jag Musafir Jag, a street play by the Survival Art Group staged in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Faith and courage of unsung hero
Chandigarh May 22
This is the story of an unsung hero. A person whose single act of courage and selflessness is not just exemplary but makes one feel reassured that our life, tearing apart into innumerable islands of faiths, is worth living for.

Pig rearing inside PGI irks residents
Chandigarh, May 22
The pig and buffalo farms flourishing inside the PGI campus are creating a nuisance for the residents and patients alike, even as the PGI authorities continue to be the mute spectators to this illegal activity. The animals can be seen be seen roaming freely around inside residential area and at times also in the hospital areas in the vicinity of the Advanced Paediatric Centre.

More volunteers join shramdan
Chandigarh, May 22
Shramdan — a voluntary annual effort to de-silt the Sukhna — entered its 18th day today as 95 volunteers of 2 Chandigarh Battalion, NCC, with their head Lieut Col. Surinder Kumar, Subedar R.S. Varma, Subedar Balbir Singh joined in the Shramdan at Sukhna Lake today.

Minister seeks residents’ support for development
SAS Nagar, May 22
Promising to solve the grievances of the residents of the town, the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, today sought support of the residents in improving and maintaining the basic infrastructure of the town.

Awareness camp for village women
Chandigarh May 22
The All-India Women’s Conference, Chandigarh chapter, under the auspices of the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board held a camp under the awareness generation programme for rural and poor women at Sarangpur village.

Harbhajan Mann to sing for sportspersons
Chandigarh, May 22
‘Sportspersons in the true sense are a form of God and should be given respect, honour and due reward”: These words came from the famous Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann who was here in the city today for the cause of the Punjab Sportspersons Welfare Association (PSWA) at the Press Club in Sector 27.

Book on police standing orders
Chandigarh, May 22
The Director-General of Police, Punjab, Mr Sarabjit Singh, today released a book “Compendium of Standing Orders of Punjab Police” here today. This book has been issued by the office of the Director-General of Police and compiled by the DIG, Litigation, Mr Rajinder Singh.

Demand for pucca milk booth
SAS Nagar, May 22
The Phase VI Welfare Society here has demanded construction of a pucca milk booth in the area.

Financial aid for disabled soldiers
Chandigarh, May 22
Three ex-soldiers hailing from Punjab, who have been disabled in various military operations, were handed over cheques as financial assistance at a brief ceremony organised at Station Headquarters, Chandi Mandir, today.

Procession taken out
Chandigarh, May 22
A procession was taken out in the city today to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. The procession started from a Sector 7 Gurdwara and went through various sectors of the city.

Children take part in a procession held in connection with Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Children take part in a procession held in connection with Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Parvinder back at home
Chandigarh, May 22
The 10-year-old schoolboy, Parvinder Singh, who was hospitalised following a severe beating by the principal of his school on Saturday, was discharged from the General Hospital in Sector 16 today.

Hospital staff hold gate meeting
Chandigarh, May 22
The Director Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, today met a deputation of the General Hospital and Allied Dispensaries Class III Employees Union to discuss the issues related to repatriation of Mr Sandeep Jindal, a pharmacist in Poly Clinic in Sector 22.

Three monkeys die in Chhat Bir
Chhat Bir, May 22
Three monkeys have died in the past over one week in Chhat Bir zoo. However, sources in zoo claimed that the dead animals were seven in number. According to sources, the monkeys were found dead inside their enclosure by the zoo keeper.

Apply it to your car

Feng Shui can be applied to every car one has, depending upon the year of birth. According to the Chinese calendar, which starts from the Chinese new year in early February, one can decide which colour is best suited to one.


Minor raped by tenant
Panchkula, May 22
A 13-year-old girl of Indira Colony was allegedly abducted and raped by a youth of Raipur Rani village about 20 km from here on May 19.

Police clueless on Mohali murder
SAS Nagar, May 22
In connection with the murder of a 60-year-old woman of Phase IV on May 11 last, the local police has so far failed to find any clue from the 38-year-old suspect, Rajwinder, who was arrested last Wednesday.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 22
A 32-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Burail village this morning. According to the police, the deceased, Charanjit Singh, was in a state of depression because of his failing health. He was rushed to the PGI where he died.

Defacement cases
Chandigarh, May 22
In a special drive, the police has registered seven cases of defacement of public property in different parts of the city. Most of the cases have been registered in the Industrial Area.

Man duped of Rs 3 lakh
Chandigarh, May 22
A resident of Sector 8 has been accused of duping Harbans Singh of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.


MBA students ask for grace marks
Chandigarh, May 22
MBA students appearing in the fourth semester examination being conducted by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, were in for a big shock when they came face to face with the applied operations research question paper, the pattern of which was completely different from the one they had been prepared for.

Training in classical music, dance
Chandigarh, May 22
Training in classical music and dance is being imparted to students during the on-going summer workshop at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sector 27 here. The three-week workshop will continue till June 10.

It is learning, enjoying time for kids
Chandigarh, May 22
It is going to be a good time for children. Many summer vacation courses for the children will be available at Kailash Bahl D.A.V Centenary Public School, Sector 7-B from May 30 to June 23.

180 teaching days proposal may finally materialise
Chandigarh, May 22
The UGC proposal of introducing 180 days in colleges and universities may finally see the light of the day in Haryana with the Higher Education Department in consultation with the universities having chalked out an exhaustive plan to fulfil the conditions.

A girl at the paper-reading contest organised by the Vasumati Environmental Club at Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
A girl at the paper-reading contest organised by the Vasumati Environmental Club at Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Paper-reading contest
Chandigarh, May 22
About 30 students from various schools participated in an inter-school paper-reading contest organised by the Vasumati Environmental Club of the GMSSS, Sector 33-D, here today.

Biodiversity day celebrated
Chandigarh, May 22
The Children’s Alliance for Protection of the Environment (CAPE) celebrated the World Biodiversity Day at the nature park and Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, here today.


Company’s petition dismissed
Chandigarh, May 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition filed by PML Industries Limited seeking the quashing of orders rejecting their appeal against the orders passed by the Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction directing IDBI to issue an advertisement inviting offers for the rehabilitation of the company.

  • Mann’s petition

  • Proceedings quashed

  • Labourer acquitted

Court rejects PGI plea on Dr Sumitra Dash
Chandigarh , May 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected an application filed by the PGI to seek clarification on the date from which Dr Sumitra Dash, Additional Professor in the Department of Haematology, should be allowed to join the institute.

Directions to Admn sought
Chandigarh, May 22
In an application submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a traffic regulation and pollution control case, an advocate today sought directions to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents to look into the alleged malfunctioning of the Registration and Licensing Authority.

5-year RI in sodomy case
Panchkula, May 22
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, today sentenced Ashok Kumar of Jalandhar district to rigorous imprisonment for five years and imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 in a sodomy case.

Appointment case adjourned
Chandigarh, May 22
Directing the continuation of interim orders directing the Punjab School Education Board against making appointments on a petition seeking the quashing of an advertisement inviting fresh applications for 134 posts of clerk, Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed May 31 as the next date of hearing.

Bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, May 22
The UT Additional Sessions Judge, dismissed the bail plea moved by Raguveer today in a case registered under Section 37 of the NDPS Act. It was alleged that the police had recovered 9.340 gm of poppy husk from his possession. The accused had moved the bail plea under Section 439 of the Indian Penal Code.


Pallavi plans to popularise songs based on raagas
Chandigarh, May 22
Classical music has always been portrayed as serious and boring which needs toning up to make it appealing to youngsters, says upcoming Hindi pop singer Pallavi Laxman who is visiting the city to promote her debut album “ Tum Paas Aao” which hit the market in February this year.

Theatrical blend of thrill and mystery
Chandigarh, May 22
In a city where English theatre has somehow remained relegated to the background, Nimma Dandona's direction Loot came as quite a freshener. The play, based on Joe Orton's Loot, blended the elements of mystery, irony, satire and thrill fairly successfully.


Command Hospital ready for any challenge
The Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir, taking care of casualties from the western sector as well as high-altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir, is equipped to handle any medical emergency, be it sickness, injury, trauma or battle wounds.


Saboo, Chatwinder win tennis titles
Chandigarh, May 22
Satvika Saboo and Chatwinder Singh bagged the under-18 singles title in girls and boys section respectively, on the concluding day of the Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Championship here today at the CLTA, Sector 10.

  • Cricket match

  • Basketball coaching camp

Golf camp for children
Chandigarh, May 22
Twentyone children belonging to various schools of the region — four girls and 17 boys — converged on the CGA Driving Range where a four-week golf coaching camp under the aegis of Hero Honda CGA Golf Academy got under way this morning.


2-hr cut on ACs in govt offices
Chandigarh, May 22
In a move to conserve power, the Chandigarh Administration has conveyed to the Punjab and Haryana Governments, besides directing its own officers to switch off airconditioners in the offices for two hours everyday. In lieu of this, the Administration will not impose its mandatory rotational power cuts in the offices.

Poor families to submit affidavits
Chandigarh, May 22
The Chandigarh Administration today decided that all city residents, who claim to be below poverty line (BPL), will be required to submit an affidavit to prove the same so as to get the benefits under the Antodaya scheme of the Central Government as well as to get levy sugar.

Inquiry officers
Chandigarh, May 22
The Chandigarh Administration has appointed three more retired Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officials as wholetime inquiry officers to conduct the departmental inquires.


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