Wednesday, July 4, 2001,
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Rain floods Sukhna choe villages
Water level at regulator end 3 feet above normal
Chandigarh, July 3
While heavy rain which lashed the city and its surrounding areas during the past 24 hours may have been good news for agriculturalists and meteorologists, it brought another round of misery for residents of Bishanpura and Kishangarh villages, located in the vicinity of the Sukhna choe.
Villagers try to divert the rain water that is overflowing from the Saketri rivulet to prevent the flooding of Bishanpura and Kishangarh villages on Tuesday.
Villagers try to divert the rain water that is overflowing from the Saketri rivulet to prevent the flooding of Bishanpura and Kishangarh villages on Tuesday. — Photo Karam Singh




Man washed away in the Ghaggar
Panchkula, July 3
The waters of a tributary of the Ghaggar washed away Sheetal Kumar (45) of Chowki village today. He was a mechanic in the Haryana Roadways Transport Workshop. He slipped into the nullah when he was trying to cross it at about 10.15 am with some other persons. The current carried him 3 km downstream.

No light ahead for BBA students
Chandigarh, July 3
Hundreds of students of the first batch of the Bachelor of Business Administration in colleges affiliated to Panjab University face a grim future because of poor chances of admissions in postgraduate courses.

Report says hospital staff dumped the body
SAS Nagar, July 3
The body of a 45-year-old man of Badmajra village, that was found outside the local Civil Hospital on July 15, had been “dumped” by the hospital staff on the instruction of the Medical Officer on duty. Reportedly, this has been established in an inquiry conducted by the district health authorities.

Rs 24-cr scheme to provide 163 villages with water 
Chandigarh, July 3
As many as 163 villages in Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala will benefit under a Rs 24-crore National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development scheme to augment drinking water supply schemes in these villages.

300 posts of teacher cleared for UT
Chandigarh, July 3
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development today sanctioned 300 posts of teacher in Chandigarh’s government schools. In a message received here today the ministry informed the Chandigarh Administration about the clearance of posts.

Disappeared woman returns, alleges assault
SAS Nagar, July 3
The disappearance and resurfacing of 54-year-old Jaslivleen Kaur, granddaughter of a former Akali Dal minister, Dasaundha Singh, has raised many suspicions. It is alleged that the Punjab police picked her from a house in Phase 3-A here and kept her in custody before leaving her in the psychiatry ward of the PGI. However, the local police denies this. The woman is fighting a legal battle with her relatives over her right to the property of Dasaundha Singh Trust that was formed by her grandfather. The property is worth over Rs 400 crore.
Jaslivleen Kaur narrates the story of her disappearance at the house of a family friend in Phase X, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday.
Jaslivleen Kaur narrates the story of her disappearance at the house of a family friend in Phase X, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday.  — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Govt staff strike on July 25
Chandigarh, July 3
The Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees and Workers today decided to observe a general strike on July 25 of Central and all state government employees and workers.

Military justice is expensive
Chandigarh, July 3
Military justice, they say, is swift and sure. But it also appears to be expensive. Given the number of officers involved in conducting a trial, a rough estimate of the cost, in terms of manpower as well as functional expenses can touch Rs 6 lakh a month.

Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula (extreme right), listens to complaints in khula darbar in the community centre, Sector 10, Panchkula, on Tuesday.
Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula (extreme right), listens to complaints in khula darbar in the community centre, Sector 10, Panchkula, on Tuesday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Insanitary conditions highlighted at khula darbar
Panchkula, July 3
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) was asked to provide round-the-clock telephone service and an employee to take down complaints of the growing menace of stray cattle in the city. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, while taking up the problem complaints of residents at the ‘khula darbar’ of the district administration organised at the community centre in Sector 10, here today.

Sohi dead
Zirakpur, July 3
Ravinder Singh Sohi, a former Chairman of the Zila Parishad and a claimant to the ticket for the Banur legislative constituency, died of a massive heart attack here today. He was 40.

Pastor Mohindra Dass dead
Chandigarh, July 3
Pastor Mitchel Mohindra Dass ‘Manzoor’, vice president of the All India Christian Urdu Writers Association died after a heart attack here this afternoon. His funeral procession will start from his residence H.No 1054 in Sector 46 at 2 pm tomorrow.

Good luck with right colours
Different colours in different rooms can create a lot of peace, harmony and happiness in a home. Personalised interior decoration with Feng Shui is very important in the selection of colours. Care should be taken when combining different colours.

Social worker honoured
Chandigarh, July 3
The Chief General Manager and the Deputy General Manager of the State Bank of India today honoured Mr K.K. Monga for his outstanding performance in the field of social services.

Tripura State Rifles interview today
Chandigarh, July 3
The recruitment for the posts of Naib Subedars and Havildars of various categories for the Tripura State Rifles will be held at the Police Lines Ground, Sector 26, here tomorrow.


Police ‘trying to hush up’ cheating case
SAS Nagar, July 3
A Chandigarh-based contractor, Vishal Vashisht has alleged that the Sohana police was trying to hush up a case of cheating registered against an inspector of the ITBP for promising to get a job of a sub-inspector in the paramilitary force to a former sarpanch of Gigga Majra village.

Criminal case against scooter dealer
Chandigarh, July 3
The police has finally registered a case of a breach of the trust, fraud and criminal conspiracy against the proprietor of Rattan Enterprises whose dealership of LML scooters was later cancelled by the company. The company has duped a number of city residents of several lakhs of rupees.

Woman duped of gold ornaments
Chandigarh, July 3
A woman was duped of her gold jewellery by a man, posing as a sadhu, and his female accomplice in Sector 37 here on July 1.

  • One arrested

  • Vehicle theft

  • Two held


A new student body at PU?
Chandigarh, July 3
Press releases announcing a new student body, Bahujan Samaj Front, are in the middle of a hot controversy on the Panjab University campus. Students whose names figure on the list are doing rounds of the student quarters and the newspaper offices as well showing no links with the newly floated organisation.

A short lived excitement
Chandigarh, July 3
After receiving a letter from the Central Board of Secondary Education, a local Class X student, Rashmi Grover, was excited as her marks increased by 48 in mathematics and 40 in chemistry after rechecking of her answer sheets.


‘Judges should involve themselves in the process of social change’
Chandigarh, July 3
“The problem of the judiciary allegedly trespassing the powers of the legislative is not an entirely unfamiliar one. The 17th century has been witness to some great disputes between the powers of the judges and the powers of the crown,” said Mr Keith Uff, lecturer at the School of Law, University of Birmingham, UK, at a press conference held here today.

Seniors conspired against me: Bhatnagar
Chandigarh, July 3
Alleging a conspiracy by senior officers against him, Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today contended before the General Court Martial trying him for alleged disobedience, that the charge of an act prejudicial to military discipline levelled against him was baseless and devoid of merit. He presented the concluding part of his closing address today. The court has been adjourned till July 9, when the Judge Advocate is scheduled to sum up the entire case, following which the court will announce its verdict.

Registrar can appoint administrator
Chandigarh, July 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court in a significant judgement today held that the Registrar of Cooperative Societies was authorised to appoint a government employee as an administrator of a society in case “the managing committee has ceased to hold office and the new managing committee has not been constituted”.

Rai is senior standing counsel
Chandigarh, July 3
Bar member Randeep Singh Rai has been appointed the Central Government’s senior standing counsel for representing it in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for three years.


Gadar’s Darmiyan Singh is in town
Chandigarh, July 3
City lad Vivek Shauq is back in town to share his recent success of ‘Gadar’ with his friends and well-wishers. Vivek, who proved his acting talent through a serious character ‘Darmiyan Singh’ in this Sunny Deol-Amisha Patel blockbuster talks at length about his journey from comedy to serious character roles.


PGI admn refutes rumours
Chandigarh, July 3
The PGI administration has taken strong exception to the rumours and anonymous letters received by the authorities regarding “acts of bribery and commission” by certain PGI employees in the recruitment of 19 clerical posts advertised by the institute. As many as 3,200 candidates have applied for these posts.

Health Dept to constitute vigilance panel
Chandigarh, July 3
The UT Health Department is planning to constitute a vigilance committee to identify the ultrasound clinics which have not registered themselves with the Director, Health Services till the last date, which was June 30.

Osteoporosis detection camp today
Chandigarh, July 3
The Orthopaedics Department of the GMCH, Sector 32, will organise an osteoporosis detection camp tomorrow. According to the Head of the Orthopaedics Department Prof Raj Bahadur, osteoporosis is a disease mostly affecting the elderly population especially the post menopausal women and men beyond the age of 60 years. Since the disease does not show any warning symptom, it is called a silent killer, he added.


City shooters excel in world meet
Chandigarh, July 3
Sabeeha Dhillon and Chetanpreet, both from Chandigarh, returned home today morning from Plzen in Czech Republic after participating in the Air Rifle 10-metre event at the 11th meeting of the Shooting Hopes Plzen-2001 Tournament held from June 28 to July 1, 2001. Sabeeha scored 390 points out of 400 and was placed 13th. More than 350 shooters from 18 countries took part in the meet which was an annual event. As many as 11 events in the junior men and seven in the junior women section were organised in this meet. Another city shooter, Chetanpreet, who made her debut in this meet, scored 388/400 points and was placed at the 21st position.

Home Dept wins battle to shift DSPs
Chandigarh, July 3
Powers to transfer Deputy Superintendents of the Chandigarh police will continue to be with the UT Department of Home. These will not be given to the Police Department anymore, ending a four-year-old controversy on the issue.


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