Wednesday, May 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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HC seeks list of officers’ houses transferred to spouses
Chandigarh, May 29
On a petition filed by the UT Administrator and House Allotment Committee against IAS officer J.S. Maini, his wife and two other respondents, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court have asked counsel for the petitioners to file a list of cases where houses allotted to officers were handed over to their spouses after their transfer.

No more wait for PhD aspirants
Chandigarh, May 29
For the research scholars enrolled for a PhD at Panjab University and awaiting registration as doctorate students, the wait is over.

MC running unregistered vehicles
SAS Nagar, May 29
Vehicles of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council are being run without being registered with the State Transport Department, mandatory under the Motor Vehicle Rules. The serious irregularity has resulted in a loss of lakhs of rupees to the state exchequer.

A vehicle of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council being used without the mandatory registration number.

A vehicle of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council being used without the mandatory registration number. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Theft incidents real or stage-managed ?
Chandigarh, May 29
Is a gang of thieves behind the recent spate of thefts from parked vehicles in the city? Are a number of these incidents being stage-managed by certain unscrupulous elements for availing of the insurance benefits?

Bail for former CE Jerath
Chandigarh, May 29
Former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath, taken into custody two weeks after being released on Supreme Court orders in four cases, was today granted bail by Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in yet another case registered against him over a year ago.

Tight security for PM’s stopover
Chandigarh, May 29
The city police has made elaborate security arrangements for the brief stopover of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, in the city, for his onward journey to Delhi after his sojourn in Manali tomorrow.

Lucky escape for helmetless girl
SAS Nagar, May 29
A 23-year-old helmetless girl had a miraculous escape when the Kinetic Honda scooter which she was driving banged in to a bus which suddenly came to a halt to pick up commuters near a bus queue shelter in Phase 7 here at around 8 a.m today.


City designed for the rich: Jacob
Chandigarh, May 29
It was a pleasant surprise for students of the College of Architecture, when the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), came to attend presentations by the students on re-modelling of shopping centre in Sector 8.

Khushwant SinghKhushwant remembers bygone era
Chandigarh, May 29
The grand old man of India, Khushwant Singh, was in town today, back from a brief spourn in Kasauli at his cottage there. Apparently, he headed for the hills this time round to make headway on his new novel, slated to come out next year. Hairing rested after his sojourn in the beautiful climes, we caught him on the way back to Delhi.

Expelled Cong leaders flay Bansal
Chandigarh, May 29
Expelled leaders of the local Congress unit — Mr Devinder Babla, Mr Sandeep Singh, Mr Balwinder Singh Cheema and Dr O.P. Verma — today said, “We are proud that the Congress has expelled us for raising the demands of the city people through the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, a non-political body.”

Disability pension of soldiers revised
Revision of the scales of disability pension and clipping the “arbitrary” powers of the Central Defence Accounts office to revise the scale of disability recommended by a medical board have come as welcome news for those who have hung up their uniforms.

Theatre workshop for children
Chandigarh, May 29
Kidz World, a Mumbai-based organisation, is conducting a one-month theatre workshop at Rajasthan Bhavan in Sector 33-A here. The organisation’s main objective is to tap hidden talent and creativity among children. Nearly 110 kids try to beat the heat through physical exercises, imagination, concentration and relaxation with Mumbai-based actors Rajesh and Munisha Rajpal.

Suicide bid by ‘peddler’
Panchkula, May 29
A 26-year-old Nigerian swallowed a small packet containing about 20 gm of heroin when a team of Panchkula police searched his room on the tip-off by his landlords in Sector 8, late last night. Sources in police department confirmed that Chuks Vincent swallowed the packet as the police personnel started searching him.

Don’t dry clothes at night
E, all sometimes or the other, hand our clothes for drying at night — sometimes because of rain or too harsh sunlight in summer. Nature forces us to perform this ritual.


Cyclist killed in accident
Chandigarh, May 29
A cyclist, Des Raj, was killed in a road accident late last night. According to an information available from police, the deceased was a resident of the Ambedkar Colony, Dhanas. He was reportedly hit by an unknown vehicle near the Cricket Stadium Chowk at about 11.30 p.m. last night. He was rushed to the PGI, where he was declared as brought dead. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304- A of the IPC.


More star performers of class X exam
Chandigarh, May 29
Vatsala Singla and Niharika Bubber, students of Carmel Convent School, have secured 92 and 90.8 per cent marks, respectively, in the Class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Students upset over PU decision
Chandigarh May 29
The Panjab University’s decision to conduct a re-examination of BA II geography (paper B) has met with widespread criticism from university Senators and affected students.

Lecture on children’s rights
Chandigarh, May 29
A lecture on ‘Child’s rights’ was delivered by Mr Prakash Sharma of the department of English, GGDSD College, Sector 32, as part of the ongoing series of lectures by educationists and academician for primary teachers being held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 29, here today.

Top models pose for a photograph after the press conference of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) in SAS Nagar on Tuesday.NIIFT show to be held today
SAS Nagar, May 29
Choreographer Tanya Lefebvre along with her team of models from Delhi and Mumbai has reached the Punjab-run Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology here for “Anukama-2001” to be held in Chandigarh tomorrow.

Top models pose for a photograph after the press conference of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) in SAS Nagar on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma


Judge’s date of birth correct: HC
Chandigarh, May 29
Allowing an appeal, Mr Justice V.K. Jhanji of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the judgement and decree of the courts below holding that the date of birth of a District and Sessions Judge was September 5, 1943 and not August 30, 1941.

Commandant found not guilty
Chandigarh, May 29
A senior Indo-Tibetan Border Police officer being tried by a General Force Court (GFC) for being responsible for the death of eight ITBP trainees has been found not guilty.

Soli Sorabjee to take up Anandgarh case
Chandigarh, May 29
The Attorney General of India, Mr Soli Sorabjee, has been contacted by the Punjab Government, to plead before the Supreme Court regarding construction of Anandgarh, said highly-placed sources in the Punjab Government. 

Court issues notice in fake encounter case
Chandigarh, May 29
A local court today issued a notice on the application moved by the Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence), Punjab, for the release of salary accounts of Intelligence Wing of Punjab for May 30. The ADGP has moved application in the court of Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ms Dimple B.J. Sharma.



Two doctors repatriated
Chandigarh, May 29
Two doctors of the General Hospital, Sector 16 — Dr B.D. Chugh and Dr N.K. Aggarwal — have been repatriated to their parent cadres of Haryana and Punjab, respectively, for allegedly indulging in private practice at their residences.

AIDS awareness workshop for hair dressers
Chandigarh , May 29
To create awareness about HIV and AIDS amongst the roadside barbers, hair dressers and beauty saloon workers, the Surya Foundation and Citizens Awareness Group, a Non-Government Organisation, in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, UT, is organising workshops in various parts of the city.


Chandigarh Home Secretary R.S. Gujral watches his swing recorded in the swing analysis software installed at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Tuesday.
Chandigarh Home Secretary R.S. Gujral watches his swing recorded in the swing analysis software installed at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

CGA’s swing analysis software inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 29
Prominent golfers Harmeet Kahlon, Amritinder Singh and Parnita Garewal were at the golf range today. The occasion was the inauguration of the newly installed swing analysis software acquired from the Golf Coach Incorporation, USA. And the person inaugurating the software was Chandigarh’s sports loving Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral.


Jacob for lower petrol prices
Chandigarh, May 29
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today asked his Adviser, Ms Neeru Nanda, to have liaision with the Petroleum Ministry to explore various alternatives to bring down the price of petrol and diesel in the city. With an oil depot ready for commissioning in Sector 25, the decision on price should be expedited.

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