Friday, July 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Clashes follow demolition around gurdwara
Ten arrested, five cops hurt
Chandigarh, July 12
Ten persons were arrested and five policemen, including a DSP of the Chandigarh police, were injured as a group clashed with cops in Sector 49 here today following demolition of a structure around an unauthorisedly set up religious place.
A JCB machine demolishes an unauthorised structure in Chandigarh Sector 49-D on Thursday. A JCB machine demolishes an unauthorised structure in Chandigarh Sector 49-D on Thursday. — Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan



Mayor may ‘slip’ over soap sale
Chandigarh, July 12
A beleagured Congress Mayor Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, facing dissidence within the minority Congress Municipal Corporation group, today had distinct disqualification sword dangling with Municipal Corporation Commissioner ordering an inquiry into the reported sale of soap from the Mayor’s trading company to the Corporation.

Rare pangolin sent to zoo
Chandigarh, July 12
There was a surprise visitor awaiting children of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, here this morning. 
A pangolin walked into a school in Sector 27 while a tortoise visited a house in Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Rare visitors: A pangolin walked into a school in Sector 27 while a tortoise visited a house in Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photographs 

Fate of indicted staff uncertain
Panchkula, July 12
A couple of transfers later, the matter of corruption in issuing licences by the two SDM offices has died a gradual death. Though all malpractices and exploitation of the public has been curtailed for now, the fate of the employees indicted by the report is still uncertain.

PUDA modifies booth sites scheme
Chandigarh, July 12
PUDA has modified its scheme to allot 700 booth sites at Mohali at reserve price next month to make it even more consumer-friendly. The scheme, which opened on June 25 and is due to close on July 27, has been drawing a good public response. It covers booth sites available in new as well as old sectors of Mohali. 

23 hepatitis cases in city
Chandigarh, July 12
Figures indicate how important it is for city-based blood banks to carry out testing for hepatitis-C virus and highlight the fact that several persons may have acquired the deadly virus.

Harassment, Punjab school board style
SAS Nagar, July 12
Harassment of candidates who appeared in this year’s senior secondary examination of the Punjab School Education Board continues as glaring errors in the detailed marks card are coming to light.

14-day remand for shooting incident accused
Panchkula, July 12
An accused in yesterday’s shooting incident, Sanjay Rahi, was sent to 14-day judicial remand while Vishal Papneja, another person involved in the case, was sent to two-day police remand after the two were produced in the district courts, here today



A fun-filled eight-day trip to Pakistan
“We don’t want to go back so soon”. This is what all the 10 members of the Rotary International Youth Exchange all-girls’ team were saying towards the end of our eight-day trip to Pakistan. We had left on June 21 and were scheduled to return on June 28.

Erratic traffic on bad road
The dilapidated condition of the road dividing Sectors 44 and 45 and Jail Road makes this part of the city one of the most accident-prone areas. Official statistics record six major accidents at this junction so far this year. Four persons have lost their lives in these accidents and two have been seriously injured.

Verka hikes curd, cheese rates
Chandigarh, July 12
Verka has hiked the prices for curd and cheese. According to the new rates, 200 gm pack of curd will be available at Rs 6 as against Rs 5 now. Similarly, the consumers will have to shell out Rs 18 for a 200 gm pack of cheese as against its current price of Rs 16.

Market Pulse
Educate farmers about banking facilities, says DC
Panchkula, July 12
The need for creating awareness amongst farmers regarding various banking facilities by organising camps in villages was stressed by Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner, while chairing the first district level review committee meeting of banks here today.

Farmers’ body threatens stir over Admn move
Chandigarh, July 12
The Kisan Union — Kisan Mandi (Apni Mandi) Chandigarh and Mohali has expressed its reservation about the reported proposal of the Chandigarh Administration to take over the 12 apni mandis held everyday in various sectors of the city.

CTCC flays hike in power tariff
Chandigarh, July 12
The hike in power tariff in the domestic sector by the Chandigarh Administration has come in for strong criticism at the first meeting of newly-constituted executive of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee here today.

Flowers blooming in milk packets
Chandigarh, July 12
Ruksana Ansari’s little home, perched at the third floor of a building in Bapu Dham Colony, is all fragrant. Not just that it looks like a well-kept terrace garden from a distance, with huge bunches of dupehri flowers hanging from the walls to greet anyone who passes by the road. 
Ruksana Ansari in company of flowers, which she has laboriously grown in discarded Verka milk packets.
Ruksana Ansari in company of flowers, which she has laboriously grown in discarded Verka milk packets.
— A Tribune photo

Sabha’s plea to Administration
Chandigarh, July 12
The Sarb Dharam Sabha has urged the Chandigarh Administration to frame rules for the construction and regularisation of the religious buildings.

Police inaction alleged
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh Colonies Welfare Association today alleged that the Chandigarh police did not proceed against Ms Saroj Bala, who is said to have duped residents of Colony No 5.

Bedroom and Clutter
lothes are a very important factor in everyone’s life. The shapes and shades influence everybody. In Feng Shui it is said that “clothes wear us; we don’t wear them”. In simple language it means that clothes affect our moods. They affect our feeling and behaviour.



Fake passports case: cops after third accused
Chandigarh, July 12
The police is on the look out for the third accused in the racket of issuing “World Passports” by the World Service Authority on behalf of the world government. According to information, Dhiraj Dayal Massih, a son of Dayal Massih, has reportedly gone underground following the arrest of the other two accused in the racket namely Rajiv Puri and Dayal Massih.

Woman crushed to death by bus
Chandigarh, July 12
A 35-year-old woman cyclist was crushed to death under a CTU bus near the Maloya Chowk here this afternoon. According to the information available, Lakshmi Devi was killed when the bus (CH-01G-5560), coming from Maloya to Chandigarh, suddenly moved to the right and ran over her. The police informed that she was a cosmetics retailer. 


Regularisation of basements sought
Panchkula, July 12
The Members of the Beopar Mandal have demanded regularisation of basements constructed under booths and issuing of completion certificates in a press note issued, here today.




Majority of BCA, B.Com seats filled
Chandigarh, July 12
While a majority of the seats in BCA and B.Com first year have been filled in the city colleges, confusion and mismanagement was reported on the second day of centralised admission to BBA, BCA and B.Com first year going on at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today.

747 get admission on the sixth day
Chandigarh, July 12
In total 7,47 students were admitted to different government schools on the sixth day of the ongoing centralised admissions here today. Three hundred and thirty seven students were admitted in science stream, 216 in the commerce stream, 106 in humanities and 88 students were admitted in vocational courses today.

Quota altered to favour UT pool
Chandigarh, July 12
The fate of scores of aspirants for BCA, BBA and B.Com courses, from Chandimandir Cantonment hangs in balance following the UT Administration’s directive to reserve 85 per cent seats in these courses in the local colleges for those passing out from the schools in the UT.

Write legibly or you may draw a blank
Chandigarh, July 12
Candidates appearing in various PU examinations at the undergraduate and postgraduate level will be awarded zero marks in case their handwriting is found illegible.

St Kabir bags best school trophy
Chandigarh, July 12
Inter-school debate and mock press conference were the main highlights of the valedictory function of the two-day inter-schools competitions, ‘Jamboore-2001’, held at Government Museum, Sector 10, here today.

Mentally deranged man scares student
Chandigarh, July 12
In a strange incident outside the Department of Economics at Panjab University today, an unidentified person, who was later reported to be mentally unstable, scared the living daylights out of a female student of the department.


HC orders release of Major’s disability pension
Chandigarh, July 12
Allowing a writ petition “in part”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Union of India and other respondents to release “the benefit of disability pension” to a Major residing in SAS Nagar “after taking his disability as 40 per cent”.



Chinese film festival begins today
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chinese film festival, which was to begin July 10, would now begin tomorrow at the CSIO auditorium with the screening of “A Cradle in Taxi”, a film about a taxi driver adopting a girl and rearing her. The second film in line will be “Red River Valley”.

Powerful portrayals by Gursharan
Chandigarh, July 12
What is the alternative for the youths who are running from pillar to post in search of a job carrying the heavy burden of their certificates? This question hung heavily on the audience which watched Gursharan Singh’s short plays “Vikalp” and “Nikkar Nikkar Nikkar” staged at the open air theatre of Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 here today.



Blocked arteries: new technique in USA
SAS Nagar, July 12
Newer generation of coated stents for blocked arteries are now in use in the USA which are not at present available here. Stating this here Dr Ajay Pal Singh, medical and heart specialist at the local Civil Hospital, who has just returned after training in invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular medicine from the USA, said the coated stents served the dual purpose of a clot repellent and kept the blocked artery potent for double the duration of the ordinary stents.

100 persons donate blood
Chandigarh, July 12
Nearly 100 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp held at a hotel in Sector 35-C here today. Organised in the aid of Thalassaemic children, the camp was conducted by a team of doctors of the PGI. Mr Ravinder Krishan, an income tax lawyer, was the chief guest, which was seventh in a row.
A view of the blood donation camp organised for Thalassaemic children in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A view of the blood donation camp organised for Thalassaemic children in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Poster-making contest held
Chandigarh, July 12
The PGI Community Medicine Department observed the World Population Day in Kakrali village, Panchkula district group discussions and poster competition on the importance of family planning were held on the occassion. The function was held at the house of the local sarpanch with active participation of the community.

GMCH working hours
Chandigarh, July 12
The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will revert to regular working hours from July 16 after the vacations.



Football meet from July 26
Chandigarh, July 12
The Inter-School Pre-Subroto Mukerjee Cup Football Tournament, both for sub-juniors (11 to 14 years) and juniors (15 to 17 years), will be held here from July 26 to 28. The last date for sending entries is July 24. Entries may be sent to Mr Karan Singh, Principal, Govenment Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33-D. The draws for the tournaments will be made on July 24 at 1 p.m. at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33-D.

  • Sports tournament

  • Karate meet


Drive to check plying of pvt buses
Chandigarh, July 12
The city traffic police launched a special drive in association with the State Transport Authority in order to check the illegal plying of private buses without route permits for two hours last night.

Sapling plantation drive
Panchkula, July 12
The schedule for plantation of saplings during the afforestation drive in the district was announced, here today. Giving details, the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti arora, said that the sapling-plantation drive would ensure that the plantation drive was taken seriously and the sapling survival rate was increased.Top

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