Monday, May 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Cyber crime up, police found wanting
Chandigarh, May 27
Is the computer-illiterate Chandigarh police adept in taking head-on the challenges of cyber crime? It is feared that with information technology making its inroads in the city and the increasing number of city residents turning computer savvy by the day, the city police is found wanting in the technical know-how to deal with such crime.

Probe ordered into illegal detention of 2 kids
Chandigarh, May 27
Taking serious note of a report which appeared in Chandigarh Tribune today the police department has marked an inquiry to identify persons responsible for the illegal detention of two minor children.

700 jhuggis pulled down
A JCB in the process of demolishing illegal jhuggis in Sector 31 of Chandigarh on Sunday.
A JCB in the process of demolishing illegal jhuggis in Sector 31 of Chandigarh on Sunday.
—  Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Chandigarh, May 27
In a major anti-encroachment drive carried out today, the enforcement wing of the Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation, with the help of the Chandigarh police, demolished 700 jhuggis and other illegal structures from about 20 acres in sector 31 and Ram Darbar Industrial Area.



Chemist shops raided
Nayagaon (Kharar), May 27
Huge quantity of Schedule — H drugs, allegedly being sold without prescription by chemist shops in Nayagaon and Mullanpur — Garibdas, have reportedly been seized during raids by the staff of the State Drug Controller. 

Driving schools flouting rules
SAS Nagar, May 27
Persons eager to learn driving from a licensed training school are likely to be a confused lot at the end of their course as many learners may not be able to identify the road signs supposed to be explained during the driving course. A one month course, which is the shortest, costs Rs 900. The problem does not lie with the driving skills taught by the instructors, but with the shortage of premises required to conduct lectures and demonstration of models.

Jewellery, cash stolen from house
Panchkula, May 27
Burglars struck at another house in Sector 16 and decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh and some cash. The burglary was committed in the house of Mr Rajan Vasudevan, Director of a Chandigarh-based software company, came to light on Sunday afternoon. Mr Vasudevan was away to Delhi along with his wife Preeti. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the couple has been living here for the past over two years and had gone to Delhi on Thursday.
Ms Preeti Rajan Vasudevan, a resident of Secoter 16, Panchkula, wonders from where to start putting her house in order after she found it burgled on Sunday.
Ms Preeti Rajan Vasudevan, a resident of Sector 16, Panchkula, wonders from where to start putting her house in order after she found it burgled on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Baithak, the latest addition to the chain of hotels and restaurants run by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation, is all set to be the centrepoint of City’s cultural and other activities. Located on the Chandigarh-Panchkula Road, this new restaurant, patterned on the concept of ‘Delhi Haat’, has already become a hit as the urban gliteretti interacts with the folk artistes and artisans here regularly and directly.



Nepli forest fire under control
Chandigarh, May 27
In the wake of devastating fire that broke out in the Nepli forest area yesterday, the UT Administration is planning to create more fire lines and also increase the vigil so that any fire can be reported to the authorities concerned at the earliest.

A stretch of rubble and potholes
Chandigarh, May 27
It is a road that is reduced to a stretch of cobbled stones. Hundreds of persons use this V-3 road dividing Sectors 39 and 38 (West) every day to reach their destinations.

Art of subtle concealment
Chandigarh, May 27
Benetton, Levis, Nike, Ray-Ban.....Brand names one can easily detect on almost all young people out there. Be it kids in their shiny foreign cars or the regular mechanic boy on the roadside. 

Volunteers to be awarded
Chandigarh, May 27
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today announced that regular shramdanis would be awarded on World Environment Day on July 4.

Morcha to launch jan jagran abhiyan
Chandigarh, May 27
The BJP Kisan Morcha has decided to counter the propaganda by the Opposition parties against the farm policies of the Vajpayee government by launching a ‘‘Jan jagran abhiyan’’.

250 cops deployed for kisan rally
Chandigarh, May 27
The deployment of a large number of policemen from various areas for making law and order arrangements at the Bhartiya Kisan Union Rally on May 25 has once again focussed attention on the creation of a separate battalion for this purpose.

Row over CNMC chief takes new turn
Chandigarh, May 27
The controversy over the presidentship of the Chandigarh Nationalist Mahila Congress took a new turn today with the Nationalist Mahila Congress chief, Ms Veena Nayer, reiterating that Ms Poonam Sharma would continue to be the CNMC president.

Keep things in pairs
f you don’t like being alone and want someone to share your life, you should surround your personal space, like your bedroom, with things that symbolise pairing of the male with the female.

Tributes paid to Nehru
Chandigarh, May 27
Tributes were paid to the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his death anniversary at a function in the Congress Bhavan here today.



Stolen car recovered from Ambala
Panchkula, May 27
The local police recovered yet another stolen car, (HR-24-H-0084) from Ambala, today. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Manoj Yadava, said the car was recovered from Munish Kumar, a resident of Ambala, who was previously working as a trainee at the battery unit of D.K. Singla, one of the accused in the sale of stolen cars.

Night patrolling to check crime rate
Panchkula, May 27
Keeping in view the increasing crime rate in the district particularly in the township and its vicinity, the Panchkula police has decided to prepare fresh dossiers of all the mobile vendors and suspected criminals.

More theft cases reported in PGI
Chandigarh, May 27
Eight theft and burglary cases were reported in PGI hostels four days back. This includes one in the main administrative block of the institute, Kairon Block. In other two separate incidents, similar incidents were also reported in the nursing hostel and the doctor’s hospital adjacent to the new OPD.

Two booked for woman’s death
Chandigarh, May 27
Following the death of a 90-year-old woman, Lajwanti, who was set on fire allegedly by her son and daughter-in-law yesterday, the police has registered a case of murder against the suspects.

Motor cycle stolen
Chandigarh, May 27
Two cases of theft have been reported in the city during the past 24 hours. A Bullet motor cycle (GA- 01K-4108) was stolen from near the A.K. Vidya Mandir, Sector 36, at about 7 pm yesterday. The police has registered a case on the statement of Mr Anil Tiwari under Section 379 of the IPC.

  • One arrested

  • Woman assaulted

  • Gambler held

  • Liquor seized

  • Man electrocuted

  • Couple hospitalised

  • Five injured


  • Police search


  • Woman commits suicide

  • Theft case


Traders’ rally against notices
Chandigarh, May 27
A rally was organised by traders of the Sector 37 market with the support of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal to protest against the notices issued by the Estate Office to traders. 

‘Blacklisted’ firm expresses shock
Chandigarh, May 27
Zee Interactive Learning Systems Limited has expressed shock and surprise over the Chandigarh Administration’s decision to blacklist the company even after its staying out of the project of running computer courses in UT government schools.



PECSTA controversy gets murkier
Chandigarh, May 27
The Punjab Engineering College Service Teachers Association had stopped functioning a month back when six members of its nine-member executive met and decided to dissolve the PECSTA executive, making the body defunct.

CBSE Class X results today
Chandigarh, May 27
The results of the All-India Secondary School Examination (Class X) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE held in March-April, 2001 for Chandigarh region covering affiliated schools of the board from the Union Territory of Chandigarh, states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab will be declared on May 28.

Teacher dismissed
Chandigarh, May 27
The services of Ms S. Sawhney, a teacher of Punjabi at St John’s High School, have been terminated for hitting a student of Class VII on the head. The decision to act against her was taken by the school’s managing committee .



Punjabi pop singer Madan Maddi sings a song from his latest album ‘Has Bol Ve’ at a discotheque in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Punjabi pop singer Madan Maddi sings a song from his latest album ‘Has Bol Ve’ at a discotheque in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Fusion of East and West — the Maddi way
Chandigarh, May 27
Music came as a call from above to this Canada-returned Punjabi pop singer who turned down a career in Mechanical Engineering to adopt music as a profession. He is Madan Maddi who is in town on a promotional tour for his recent album “Has Bol Ve”—a romantic album based on the fusion of eastern lyrics with western beat , a trend which seems to have stuck with the Punjabi pop singers these days.

Prem Singh is top art adviser
Chandigarh, May 27
The Union Tourism and Culture Ministry has appointed Prof Prem Singh, an eminent artist and art critic, as a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Gallery of Modern Art.

From modelling to acting
Chandigarh, May 27
Jatin Grewal of ‘Rahul’ fame was in town to meet his old pals of DAVC, Sector 10, where he spent a number of years. A star at 25, this handsome man also holds an MBA degree from a college in Pune. When asked how he ended up in the Mumbai limelight, he said after winning his share of fame in Gladrags Manhunt ‘98 there was just no looking back. What followed was a series of advertisements, music videos and finally a role in Subhash Jha’s movie.



Aditya Puri, Nadia Saini corner glory
Chandigarh, May 27
Aditya Puri of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, and Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, became the proud winners in the sub-junior boys and junior girls singles sections, respectively, in the first Ajit Karam Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament played here today at the Sector 23 TT hall. 
Aditya Puri in action against Sajal. He won the under-14 title by 3-2 in the first Ajit Karam Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament played at the Sector 23 TT hall in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Aditya Puri in action against Sajal. He won the under-14 title by 3-2 in the first Ajit Karam Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament played at the Sector 23 TT hall in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Saroj, Tejinder win titles 
Chandigarh, May 27
Saroj Chandel and Tejinder Harry won the women and men singles titles, respectively, in the Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carom Ranking Tournament which concluded here today at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. Top

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