Sunday, May 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Drug haul sets police after foreigners
Panchkula, May 26
After seizing drugs and cash from a Nigerian in the town yesterday, the police has turned the heat on foreigners who are staying illegally as tenants here. All foreigners have to report to the police when they shift to the city town, but the rule is seldom followed. It is learnt that most foreigners have turned a blind eye to this rule and are staying here without intimating the police.

New postal tariff from June 1
Ambala, May 26
The Central Government has decided to revise the tariff for certain inland postal services with effect from June 1. The existing tariff of 25 paisa for a single postcard has been revised to 50 paisa.

Nitish inaugurates rail track
Chandigarh, May 26
The Union Agriculture and Railways Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, has urged the state electricity boards to review the tariff for the electrification of rail tracks so as to speed up the work on various rail projects.


Indi-rock conquers young hearts
Chandigarh, May 26
The Parade Ground, in Sector 17, became a hub of activity as the big names in Indi-Rock gathered there tonight to give the city a memorable performance. 

Holding star nites & mega shows
If you want to hold a star nite or a fashion show to promote your product, and are not sure how to go about it, you need not panic. There are a number of event management firms in the city, always ready to come to your rescue.

Two kids kept in illegal custody
Chandigarh, May 26
The city police kept two 10-year-old kids, Arshi and Dinesh residents of Bapu Dham Colony, in illegal custody for a day on the pretext that they had stolen Rs 7,000 from Sector 18 yesterday.

Pop singer Mehnaz performs at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Pop singer Mehnaz performs at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari 

Will finance officer lose UGC grade?
Chandigarh, May 26
A panel recommendation asking for the withdrawal of UGC grade to the Finance and Development Officer (FDO) of Panjab University will come up for discussion at the Senate meeting here tomorrow.

Major fire in forest area
Chandigarh, May 26
A major fire, which broke out in the Haryana forest area and gradually spread to the area adjoining Nepli village and Kansal forest range, reportedly destroyed flora on 100 hectares of land. However, no loss of life, including that of any animal, was reported in the fire, which continued all through the day. The fire was yet to be controlled till the filing of this report.

IAF, IIT tie-up on the cards
Chandigarh, May 26
A tie-up between the Indian Air Force and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is on the cards for establishing a research and development centre for the rotary wing aircraft. The IAF will be providing inputs on the practical aspects of rotor wing technology. The centre, the first of its kind in the country, is being set up by the IIT in Kanpur.


MC: clarify-or-quit stand persists
Chandigarh, May 26
Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal has convened yet another meeting of the General House of the Municipal Corporation on Monday despite the continuing deadlock over the issue of his continuance as the Mayor of Chandigarh.

After 4 yrs, HMT starts repaying NZCC
Chandigarh, May 26
Ending a year-long controversy, public sector undertaking Hindustan Machine Tools, Pinjore, has started repaying the Rs 4.5 crore amount it owed to the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC). An installment of Rs 1.20 crore has been received by the NZCC after the Government of India assured in March that payments would be cleared.

Factory workers cane-charged
Lalru, May 26
More than 10 persons, including women and policemen, were injured, one of them seriously, when the police cane-charged workers of Anand Nishicova Industry when they were unfurling their union’s flag in front of the factory on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway here today.

No paper filed for RS seats
Chandigarh, May 26
No nomination paper was filed for the second day today for the by-elections to one Rajya Sabha seat each from Punjab and Haryana.

Plea to extend blood donation movement
Chandigarh, May 26
There is an urgent need to extend the blood donation movement to the rural areas and set up mini-blood banks there, said the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), while releasing five pamphlets of the Blood Bank Society here today.

The activists of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch participate in a rally on Saturday. Rally by Vikas Manch activists
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh Vikas Manch today organised a chetavni scooter rally in protest against the “failure” of the Congress and the BJP-SAD alliance to let the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) function in a proper way. Led by the manch president, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, hundreds of the activists assembled at the Sector 9 residence of Mr Dhawan. 

The activists of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch participate in a rally on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Nanda, Pathak take part in shramdan
Chandigarh, May 26
Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, participated in the shramdan at the Sukhna Lake, which entered the 21st day yesterday. So far, 8,81,614 cubic feet of silt has been removed from the lake bed.

Old order yields place to new
His intense eyes dreamily stare at the ceiling fan throwing back the AC’s rejuvenating air, as Dr M.M. Goel taps the pencil on the thick glass on the table in his Sector 23 clinic. Tossing the pencil, he absent-mindedly pours himself a glass of water before declaring, “Yes, Chandigarhians have changed.

Decorate your bedroom

Balance is the most important thing in Feng Shui. Bedrooms are a place of Yin. The colours used in the bedrooms should also be Yin but not to the extent that there is an imbalance. For happiness, love and warmth there has to be little use of Yang colours. A few tips will help you understand this better.


Romantic world of kids
“Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai” (KC) is a lively love story of the romantic world of kids minus the excess of emotional overflow and situational complications which are more than typical of any Bollywood “masala” love story.


Three booked in cheating case
Chandigarh, May 26
The local police has registered a case against three persons for duping a city resident and another of Patiala district of Rs 10 lakh. According to police sources, Mr Jagir Singh of Patiala district charged Hazora Singh, Jagga, a travel agent, and his wife Balwinder Kaur (all residents of Ludhiana district) of taking Rs 10 lakh from him for sending him to Canada.

Rs 1,70,000 stolen from car
Chandigarh, May 26
In a daylight robbery, thieves struck in Sector 17 here this afternoon and stole Rs 1,70,000 from a Santro car (HR-24 F-0012), parked near the 30-Bay building.

Theft in locked house
Panchkula, May 26
Burglars struck in broad daylight here in a house of Sector 4 and decamped with valuables worth Rs 40,000 when the house owners, Dr G.S. Gupta and his wife, were in Delhi recently.

Rape accused arrested
Panchkula, May 26
The police has arrested Harish Kumar, who had reportedly raped a 13-year-old girl of Bir Ghaggar village near Chandi Mandir on May 18.

Bid to set old woman on fire
Chandigarh, May 26
A 90-year-old woman of Sector 22, Lajwanti, here today alleged that her son and daughter-in-law tried to set her on fire by throwing kerosene in the wee hours.

Depressed man kills himself
Chandigarh, May 26
Kalender, a 32-year-old resident of Badheri village, is said to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan in his house here this morning. According to the police, the man was suffering from depression.


Trading in old books
About 32 sellers of second-hand books sit on the roadside in Sector 15 with their stocks of books, waiting for customers. Their day starts at 8 a.m. and ends around 8 p.m. At the end of the 12-hour grind, they make just enough to keep themselves going. “But we have no option. 

Chinese goods fail to attract buyers
Chandigarh, May 26
Chinese goods have made a quiet entry into the city during the past few months. However, there is a big question mark over their quality and durability. Little wonder, their acceptance by the customer has remained rather limited so far.

Chinese goods on display at a showroom in Chandigarh.


CBSE Class XII toppers
Chandigarh, May 26
Some more students who have scored 90 per cent marks and above in the class XII examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, contacted this newspaper here today.

School Web site launched
Chandigarh, May 26
DAV Public School, Mohali, has launched its Web site. It was launched at a function here recently.

B. Com (I) result out
Chandigarh, May 26
Panjab University declared the B.Com first-year results here today. These are the fifth set of results declared by the examination branch of the university, the other four being the three compartment examinations results of BA (English) and B.Com first-year.

Exam dates clash
Chandigarh, May 26
The dates of the B.Ed entrance test of Punjabi University of Patiala and the UGC-CSIR-NET are clashing. Both examinations are to be held on July 1.

Rally for ecology
Chandigarh, May 26
The Nature Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, today launched ‘’Saturday as school environment day’’. It organised certain activities under National Awareness Campaign 2000-2001 to create awareness among the students. This year’s theme was to keep environment clean and green.


Varsity withdraws notification
Chandigarh, May 26
In an affidavit submitted before a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Registrar of Punjabi University at Patiala, Dr Balbir Singh Bhatia, has stated that the notification derecognising Mr Bhupinder Singh Khera and seven other petitioners as office-bearers of the Punjabi University Teachers’ Association has been withdrawn.

  • Order on retrenchment

Court notice to PU warden
Chandigarh, May 26
The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) today issued a notice to the warden of Panjab University, hostel no 9, Sarojni Hall, Ms Veena Sachdev, for July 20 on a complaint moved by a city resident.

  • Judicial remand extended

  • Plea rejected


Chance for young talent
Chandigarh, May 26
The Majlis Journalists and Artists Association (MJAA), a 24-year-old organisation engaged in promoting culture and theatre and educating the youth through entertainment, is reviving its play “Goodman Di Laltain”, a satire on the political situation in the country in the mid-eighties.


Siblings Nadia, Dev win TT titles
Chandigarh, May 26
Nadia Saini and her younger brother Dev Saini, both of DAV Public School, Sector 8, romped home with cadet section (under-12) boys and girls singles titles, respectively, in the first Ms Ajit Karam Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament which began here today at Sector 23 TT hall.

YPS players for international squash tournaments
Chandigarh, May 26
Three squash players of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, have been chosen for two international squash tournaments to be held in Malaysia and Singapore. They were among the 32 players from all over India.


‘Tax net to be widened’
Chandigarh, May 26
‘‘Five crore assessees will be brought in the income tax bracket in the next three years,” said Mr J.S. Ahluwalia, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax for North-West, at a seminar on Finance Act, 2001, here today.


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