Saturday, July 7, 2001,
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PU to seek 100-cr grant from UGC
Chandigarh, July 6
The Panjab University will ask the University Grants Commission for a Rs 100-crore developmental grant for the period of the tenth five-year-plan to carry out its various development, maintenance and upgradation plans.

Rally against shielding ‘culprits’
Ropar, July 6
The parents of the deceased children — Rimpi and Vikramjit Singh — have demanded the arrest of Kiran Vir Singh Kang, a Youth Akali Dal leader, in the Siau murder case.

Police removes auto-mechanics
Chandigarh, July 6
The Chandigarh police forcibly removed members of the Auto-Mechanics Federation here today. 
The police picked up Mr Papu late in the evening. The members of the federation had been on fast for the past 10 days. 
The members decided to burn the effigy of the Chandigarh Administration on July 7.

The police removes an auto-mechanic, Papu, from Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday.
The police removes an auto-mechanic, Papu, from Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday.
 — A Tribune photograph 



200 workers not paid for three months
SAS Nagar, July 6
At least 200 daily-wage and contractual employees of the Punjab School Education Board have not been paid their salaries for the past three months.

Railway computers lose time sense
Chandigarh, July 6
For the past six days, computers at the rail-ticket-reservation counters of the Sector 17 Inter-state Bus Terminus and the local railway station have been showing timings that do not match with the actual schedules. 

Licence fee for using govt land around houses mooted
Chandigarh, July 6
The resource generation committee of the Municipal Corporation, which met here today, decided in principle that the city residents who are using the government land around their houses should be made to pay for the same. 

Farmers seek compensation from PSEB
Dera Bassi, July 6
Farmers of Haibatpura village, about 4 km from here are feeling harassed by the transmission lines survey and construction wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board for on-payment of compensation amount for the installation of electric towers in their fields, which were installed over four years ago.
High-power transmission lines over agricultural land of farmers of Haibatpura village near Dera Bassi, who are seeking compensation from the PSEB for over the past four years.
High-power transmission lines over agricultural land of farmers of Haibatpura village near Dera Bassi, who are seeking compensation from the PSEB for over the past four years. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Officers ‘fabricated’ statements
Chandigarh, June 6
Fresh evidence has revealed that former Kargil Brigade Commander, Brig Surinder Singh, did not require permission from higher formations to vacate posts during winter. 

Special arrangements for IT returns from July 16
Chandigarh, July 6
The local Income Tax Department has decided to make special arrangements for filing of returns for salaried and non-audited assesses from July 16 at Jat Bhavan in Sector 27.


For a good vegetarian meal

“We have taught the Chandigarh vegetarians to come out and stand in a queue to wait for their turn for Khana,” claims Mr Neeraj Bajaj, the owner of Sindhi Sweets, along with his brothers Kishan and Inder. This eatery needs no introduction to city folks. They have patronised it so much that it has now seven outlets — four in Sector 17 and one each in Sectors 8, 18 and 37.



Are the authorities ignoring Mohali cops?
Dearth of accommodation hitting morale
SAS Nagar, July 6
The local police is being ignored by the authorities concerned in the matter of the provision of buildings for offices, police stations and residential accommodation, adversely affecting the morale of personnel.

Fire damages bank record
Chandigarh, July 6
Record of Punjab State Co-operative Bank, Sector 34, were reportedly reduced to ashes in a fire which broke out last night. The record was lying in an almirah of the record room on the third floor of the building. 

Move on stamp duty reduction hailed
Chandigarh, July 6
The CHB Residents Federation and the Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha have hailed the move by the UT administration to reduce the stamp duty to bring it at par with the rate prevailing in the neighbouring state of Punjab.

Sengupta installed Rotary Club chief
Chandigarh, July 6
Mr Indrajeet Sengupta, a city businessman, was installed as the 25th president of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown, along with 11 other members of the board of directors, at a simple and solemn ceremony held here today. Mr Prem Anand was installed the secretary of the club.

SGPC member’s plea on holy cities
SAS Nagar, July 6
Reacting to a demand by the ruling Akali Dal about granting status of a holy place to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a local member of the SGPC, Mr Hardeep Singh, today said first the holy cities of Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib and Talwandi Sabo be granted this status.

Sai devotees celebrate Guru Poornima
Chandigarh, July 6
Devotees of Sri Sai yesterday celebrated Guru Purnima in the Sector 29 Shirdi Sai Temple here with great fervour. According to Mr Vijay Kumar, President of the Shirdi Sai Samaj Committee, the devotees thronged the temple at 6 am and performed mangal snan on Sai Baba.

Complaint-redress meetings
Chandigarh, July 6
The UT police will hold its bimonthly alternate complaint redress meetings in all the three police subdivisions, the EOW and the CAW cell tomorrow.

Balance everything in the house
ow badly do you want abundance in life? The answer to this question will be “very badly”. Everyone needs abundance in life. I personally suggest that if one wants abundance, one has to balance things. Balance means “not just your house but also your aspirations”.

BJP leadership issue hots up
Chandigarh, July 6
The issue of change in the local leadership of the BJP today picked up momentum with the party in charge of Chandigarh, Mr O.P. Kohli, seeking opinions from individual the office-bearers, party councillors, district and mandal presidents.

Bitta seeks release of ’71 Pows
Chandigarh, July 6
The chairman of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr MS Bitta, today demanded the release of 54 prisoners of the war of the Indo-Pak war of 1971 languishing in Pakistan jails.

PCL employees form panel
SAS Nagar, July 6
Employees of the Punjab Communications Limited today formed a joint action panel comprising members of the Punjab Communications Employees Union, PCL Workers Union, Association of Diploma Engineers and the PCL Executive Welfare Association to oppose the decision of the Punjab Project Approval Board to reduce the shareholding of ECP in the company to 26 per cent from 70 per cent.

DG Bhandari on  2-day visit
Chandigarh, July 6
The Director-General, Artillery, Lieut Gen M P S Bhandari is on a two-day visit to Headquarters Western Command.



Opium smuggler arrested
Dera Bassi, July 6
The police has arrested an opium smuggler and seized 1.5 kg of opium from his possession at a naka on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near Jawaharpur village, last night.

Sister-in-law, four children abducted
Chandigarh, July 6
A 21-year-old youth is alleged to have abducted his own sister-in-law, three nieces and a nephew in order to settle a score with his brother.

7 fall ill after eating poisonous food
Chandigarh, July 6
Seven persons were admitted to the city hospitals after they were fed poisonous food yesterday afternoon. The police has registered a case against the cook, Ram Sharan ‘Bahadur’.


Market Pulse
Nek Chand opens showroom
Chandigarh, July 6
Bags, bags and more bags. If you want to buy them, go to Samsonite Travel World, a showroom for travel companions, inaugurated by the creator of wonderland out of rubbish, Mr Nek Chand, here today.

Market panel’s plea to Jacob
Chandigarh, July 6
The Sector 42-C Market Welfare Association today said that its members were increasing facing problems in their area.



Toppers prefer model schools
Chandigarh, July 6
Excitement, mingled with apprehension and tension, was writ large on the young faces as top rankers from the region sought admission in 10 government model senior secondary schools on the first day of admissions today.
Students stand in a queue for the admission in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-23, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Students stand in a queue for the admission in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-23, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Results out, much in advance
Chandigarh, July 6
The Panjab University has been able to declare the results of the first-semester BE (civil engineering) and the fourth-year BFA courses 99 days and 13 days, respectively, in advance.

VC okays counselling schedule
Chandigarh, July 6
The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University has approved schedule for counselling of candidates for admission to the MCA/B. Pharma/B.Sc H.S. courses. A PU release said on July 23 counselling for MCA, will be held.

Principals seek implementation of demands
Chandigarh, July 6
A deputation of the Federation of the Principals Associations of Non-Government Colleges affiliated to various universities in Punjab and Chandigarh today met the DPI (Colleges) to seek early implementation of its demands.

PU exams
Chandigarh, July 6
The written examination for the course in micro-electronics offered by Panjab University will be held on July 10, an official press release said here today. The interviews for the course are scheduled in the afternoon session on the same day. 

Saurabh topper among Mohali students
SAS Nagar, July 6
Saurabh Singh, a student of the local Paragon Senior Secondary School, has topped in the town by securing 89.53 per cent marks in the class X examination of the Punjab School Education Board.


Transfer of Bhattal kin stayed
Chandigarh, July 6
Issuing notice of motion on a petition filed by former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal’s sister, Balwinder Kaur, alleging victimisation due to the forthcoming assembly elections, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the operation of the orders transferring her from Mansa to Ropar shall remain stayed if the petitioner, working as District Public Relations Officer, has not been relieved from her present place of posting.

  • Order to interview examinee

  • Notice on plea against varsity

  • ASJ’s order on cops stayed



Hand-painted fabrics on display
Chandigarh, July 6
Exotic and abstract motifs painted by hand in sober, but striking colours on fabric was the hallmark of Simron’s creations at her first exhibition in a hotel here today. Simron, a former student of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, created about 120 hand-painted suits within a month for the exhibition.


600 kg of unhygienic food articles destroyed
Chandigarh, July 6
The Health wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today claimed to have seized and destroyed over 600 kg of food articles, which were kept for sale under insanitary and unhygienic conditions and were exposed to dust and flies. This was done as part of raids conducted against vendors of the city.



Cricket academy to start on July 15
Chandigarh, July 6
A cricket academy to be run by the Chandigarh Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association will start functioning from July 15 at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh. It will be equipped with all kinds of modern facilities. Twenty players in the age group of 14 to 16 have been shortlisted for the academy. 


4 cops suspended
Chandigarh, July 6
Four cops of the UT police were today placed under suspension and a departmental inquiry was instituted against them for their alleged role in the “rendezvous by R.K. Syal in Panchkula” while in judicial custody on July 3.Top

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