Tuesday, July 10, 2001,
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HC orders closure of guest houses
in UT

Phased closure in 6 months; alternative sites to be explored
Chandigarh, July 9
Directing the Chandigarh Administration to ensure the closure of guest houses operating from residential areas, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here has asked it to explore the feasibility of providing alternate sites in non-residential areas.

Walls of city roundabouts give way
Chandigarh, July 9
Heavy rain in the city and its surrounding areas in the past two days has caused a problem for the city engineers. Walls of several roundabouts in the city have given away, leading to a traffic problem.

Walls of several roundabouts in Chandigarh have collapsed following a heavy rainfall on Saturday and Monday. Walls of several roundabouts in Chandigarh have collapsed following heavy rainfall on Saturday and Monday. This picture shows one such roundabout on Dakshin Marg.
— Tribune photo  Karam Singh



Dr Gupta, wife cremated
Murders by burglars unlikely
Jammu, July 9
The mortal remains of Prof U.C. Gupta (72) and his wife, Mrs Kamla Devi, were consigned to flames at the Shastri Nagar cremation ground here today in the presence of a large number of people, including a team of doctors from the PGI, Chandigarh, political leaders and intellectuals.
Dr Anil Gupta, Medical Superintendent, PGI, Chandigarh, sit near his parents’ body on way to the cremation ground in Jammu on Monday.
Dr Anil Gupta, Medical Superintendent, PGI, Chandigarh, sits near his parents’ bodies on way to the cremation ground in Jammu on Monday. — Photo Kunal

Confusion is rife in PU
Last date for admission extended thrice
Chandigarh July 9
Succumbing to the demand of students once again to extend the last date of receipt of applications, for the third time in a month, to July 11, Panjab University has managed to cause utter confusion not only among the candidates but also in many departments as far as fresh admissions are concerned.
The rush of students at the PU’s Administrative Block in Chandigarh on Monday.
The rush of students at the PU’s Administrative Block in Chandigarh on Monday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Kin of Cabinet minister arrested
Chandigarh July 9
Sons and a nephew of a Punjab minister, who have been allegedly involved in a brawl with two other youths in the city, were arrested tonight. All five accused were taken for a medical examination in the GMCH, Sector 32.

Audited MC accounts not tabled
Chandigarh, July 9
Even as the five-year term of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh comes to a close in December this year, the Chief Auditor, MC, has been violating the provisions of the Punjab MC Act, as applicable to Chandigarh, with regard to his functions pertaining to the audit of corporation accounts.

CTCC derides Dhawan’s remarks
Chandigarh, July 9
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) here today sought to blunt attack on the AICC President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi whose leadership was rejected by dissident Congressman and former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan who is to be expelled within a week from the party.

Teenaged maid gang-raped
Chandigarh, July 9
A 15-year-old maid servant living in Sector 44-B was gang-raped throughout last night, allegedly by three students in their early twenties, staying as paying guests in the neighbourhood. One of the accused is said to be her acquaintance.

Take up Kargil cases with Pak: martyr’s father
Chandigarh, July 9
Dr N. K. Kalia, father of Capt Saurabh Kalia, a Kargil martyr, has in a letter to the Union Defence Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, requested him to raise the issue of his son and five other Indian soldiers who were brutally tortured and murdered by the Pakistan Army during the forthcoming Indo-Pak summit.

Uncertainty dogs PCL staff
SAS Nagar, July 9
Uncertainty prevails among the employees of Punjab Communications Limited over 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. Leaders of the Joint Action Committee of the employee had stated that the government was selling Puncom assets of Rs 180 crore at a low price of Rs 28 crore to a private party.

Booked for begging, Brahmin moves court
Chandigarh, July 9
The most feared Hindu god “Shanidev”, seems to have bowed down before the Chandigarh Police as a ‘Dakaunt’ Brahmins has been arrested begging under the Municipal Corporation Act.


Roads flooded as drains blocked
SAS Nagar, July 9
The lack of preparedness by the Department of Public Health to clear the blocked storm water drains before the monsoons led to flooding of roads after a downpour here today. It took quite a time for the rain water to recede.

Flood-prone areas visited
Panchkula, July 9
Flood-control works in progress in the district were inspected by the Commissioner, Ambala Division, Dr Maha Singh, here today. Accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, he went round the studs, spurs and protection wall constructed in villages.

Flight Safety Trophy presented
Chandigarh, July 9
The Western Command’s ‘Flight Safety Trophy’ for being the best flying unit in the command zone for the year 2000-01 has been bagged by the Army Aviation Corps’ 16 Recce and Observation Flight.

Lieut-Col A.S. Randhawa (Left) receives the Flight Safety Trophy from Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh GOC-in-C, Western Command at Chandimandir on Monday.
Lieut-Col A.S. Randhawa (Left) receives the Flight Safety Trophy from Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh GOC-in-C, Western Command at Chandimandir on Monday.

Hawk kills 7 exotic birds
Chhat Bir, July 9
Seven budgerigars which were shifted from Neelon mini-zoo near Ludhiana to Chhat Bir yesterday, became the prey of a hawk here today.

Where living is a delight
Sector 10 is an important sector of Chandigarh and can easily be called a residents’ delight. Centrally located, this sector can boast of several features which other sectors lack. Civic amenities are also better than most of other sectors.

Erratic power supply irks villagers
Mullanpur-Garibdas (Kharar), July 9
This village, one of the largest of the Kharar subdivision, has been facing erratic power supply for the past three days.

Roads in pitiable state
Chandigarh, July 9
Roads of Sector 38 are bumpy with pits all over causing inconvenience to vehicle owners. Residents claimed that senior authorities have surveyed the entire area but nothing has been done so far.

Sarpanches’ plea to Tandon
Kharar, July 9
Sarpanches of nine villages in the Kharar block have urged Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Minister for Local Self Government, to grant a nagar panchayat status to the nine villages surrounding Balaungi and the villages should be merged in the Balaungi nagar panchayat.

Advice for women
t is important for every woman who is married to keep her family happy. To keep the family in harmony, a woman has to see to it that the energies of the house are balanced.

Shifting of liquor vend demanded

Rally held


Test-ride proves costly
Panchkula, July 9
An unidentified youth took away a CBZ Hero Honda motor cycle on the pretext of a test ride from a house in Sector 21 last afternoon.


Homage paid to Dr S.K. Malik
Chandigarh July 9
A condolence meeting of teaching and non-teaching employees of Panjab University was held at the university auditorium today to pay homage to Dr S.K. Malik, Professor of Mathematics and Dean, Foreign Students Welfare, who passed on Saturday.

Panjab University faculty members observing a two-minute silence condoling the death of Dr S.K. Malik, Professor of Mathematics and Dean, Foreign Students, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Monday.
Panjab University faculty members observing a two-minute silence condoling the death of Dr S.K. Malik, Professor of Mathematics and Dean, Foreign Students, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Admn signs contract with Compucom
Chandigarh, July 9
A five-year contract was signed between Compucom Software Limited, a Jaipur-based ISO-2001 certified company, and the UT Education Department to impart information technology and computer courses for Class VI to Class XII in 65 UT government schools here today.

Science stream seats filled
Chandigarh, July 9
On the third day of admissions to the government schools, seats in the science stream for the general category students in GMSS School Sector 37, were filled with cut off percentage being 77.4.

PU exam results

Test admit cards despatched

Harjit Khanna given farewell
Chandigarh, July 9
Mrs Harjit Khanna, who retired as Principal, GGS College for Women, Sector 26, on June 30, was given a farewell at the Lake Club yesterday by college teaching staff.

Another protester picked up
Chandigarh, July 9
The city police picked up another member of the Unemployment Elementary Teachers Training Union, Ms Veerpal Kaur, here today. The city police, along with a lady constable reached the spot at about 9.20 p.m. and took her away amidst great protest from the members of the union.


Claims at pre-litigation stage discussed
Chandigarh, June 9
Procedures and modalities for filing of claims at the pre-litigation stage, besides ways and means for speedy settlement of cases for the recovery of bank loans through lok adalats, were discussed during a meeting of controlling executives working with nationalised banks operating in Punjab.


Tissue thickness technique to identify murder victims
Chandigarh, July 9
The PGI Anatomy Department is making efforts to reconstruct images of the homicide victims with the help of anatomical data base of tissue thickness which will help investigators in solving complicated murder cases.

Normal working hours at PGI from July 16
Chandigarh, July 9
After summer vacation, the PGI will resume normal working hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 16.


CGA probables for National Games
Chandigarh, July 9
The Chandigarh Golf Association today announced the state probables who will attend coaching camps in preparation for the National Games to be organised by Punjab from September 16 to 29.

80 report for trials
Chandigarh, July 9
Eighty boys in the age group of 8 to 14 years today reported for the trials at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, conducted by Sports Authority of India for 2001-2002.


UT move on Apni Mandis
Chandigarh July 9
The Chandigarh Administration is working on a scheme to take over operations of apni mandis in the city. At present the Punjab Mandi Board runs these mandis on a daily basis at various locations in the city.

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