Tuesday, July 17, 2001,
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Counselling for B. Arch, BE courses postponed
Reservation for UT students is the issue
Chandigarh, July 16
Counselling session for students seeking admission to Punjab Engineering College, the Chandigarh College of Architecture and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, for BE and BArch courses, which was to begin tomorrow at Panjab University, has been indefinitely postponed.

Water enters houses, shops; 7 villages affected 
Lalru, July 16
Heavy rain caused inconvenience to the residents of over seven villages as the water from overflowing roads and streets entered into the shops and houses in local market, colonies and the villages this morning.

Residents paying for power not consumed by them
Chandigarh, July 16
City residents are paying for power which is not even consumed by them. Several persons have protested with the Chandigarh Administration, seeking rollback of a newly implemented regulation which forces them to pay for power not consumed by them.



Satinder Dhawan quits CongMs.Satinder Dhawan
Chandigarh, July 16
Congress councillor and wife of former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, Ms.Satinder Dhawan, today announced her resignation from the Congress and declared that she would seek the dissolution of the ‘defunct’ Municipal Corporation and seek fresh elections.

Leaking storm water drains pose dangerThis open space in front of a house in Phase VII caved in due to a leaking storm-water drain in SAS Nagar on Monday.
SAS Nagar, July 16
Rains have once again brought misery for the occupants of at least 12 houses of Phase VII here. And siding with the nature is the local civic body and the Public Health Department which has done little to reduce the suffering of the residents.

This open space in front of a house in Phase VII caved in due to a leaking storm-water drain in SAS Nagar on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Students demand increase in BA seats
Chandigarh, July 16
Students seeking admission to Government College, Sector 11, who have not been admitted to the college due to the seats having been filled, continued with their protest against the college authorities at the college, here today.


Is the police inconsistent in challaning motorists?
Chandigarh, July 16
The large-scale deployment of traffic cops in the northern sectors of the city has failed to ensure adherence to the rules and regulations. It is alleged that in wake of the traffic cops’ failure to make their presence felt here, rules and regulations continue to be flouted in the VIP areas of the city.

Enough water, power & garbage too
An important sector on the ‘‘gheri route’’, Sector 11 can easily be called the city’s educational centre. This sector, which houses some eminent persons from different walks of life, has two top educational institutions — Government College for Men and Government College for Girls. Besides, it is centrally located and is not far from the city’s main tourist spots and the shopping centre in Sector 17.

Before entering crematorium, you may end up there
SAS Nagar, July 16
Members of funeral processions may have to face more deaths on way to the local crematorium, thanks to an indifferent attitude of the local civic body and the Electricity Department.

A power cable hangs dangerously low at the entrance to the crematorium at SAS Nagar on Monday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

A power cable hangs dangerously low at the entrance to the crematorium at SAS Nagar on Monday.

Power men hold rallies
Chandigarh, July 16
On a call by the UT Powermen Union, electricity employees today started work-to-rule agitation in view of regular accidents taking place involving electricity employees and the adamant attitude of the Chandigarh Administration towards the demands of the employees.

Day of joy for Bal Niketan inmates
Panchkula, July 16
Bal Niketan hummed with activity as fragrance of flowers, melody of music and joy of partying all night contributed to the celebration of a marriage reception on its premises, here today.

Rehriwalas demand booths
Panchkula, July 16
The occupants of the rehri markets in the town have demanded booths to run their businesses following a fire incident on Saturday night which reportedly resulted in a loss of goods worth Rs 10 lakh.

Police ‘shielding’ miscreants
Chandigarh, July 16
A large number of residents of Sector 45-A have complained to the Senior Superintendent of Police against a couple residing in the area and “indulging in nefarious activities.”

The harmony of Yen and Yang
he basic factor in Feng Shui is balance. This balance is related to the complementarity of opposites expressed in terms of the Yin and the Yang.


2 cops booked on charge of illegal confinement
Kharar, July 16
The local police has registered a case against Mr Sarabjit Singh, ASI, Punjab Police and Mr Surinder Singh, Head Constable on a charge of keeping Mr Avtar Singh in illegal confinement and framing incorrect record.

Mobile phone, cash stolen from shop
Chandigarh, July 16
Rs 14,600 in cash and a mobile telephone were stolen from a shop in Phase I of the Industrial Area here. The thieves had entered the shop after breaking a windowpane on the night of July 14. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered on the complaint of a person named Mr Ram Chander.


Beopar mandal constitutes task force
Chandigarh, July 16
With a view to protecting the interests of the traders, the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) has constituted a task force.

Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal address a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday.
Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal address a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


Rain dampens charm of first day in collegeFreshers in happy mood on the first day of the college at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Chandigarh July 16
Thin attendance marked the first day of the freshers in Panjab University and city colleges today. While the college and university department authorities blamed the rain for the thin attendance, many freshers, who managed to reach their classes, complained that there were no teachers available to take classes.

Freshers in happy mood on the first day of the college at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

4,946 students get admission
Chandigarh, July 16
As many as 4,946 students have been admitted in different government schools during the ongoing admission at the GMSSS, Sector 23, till date.

Career guidance week
Panchkula, July 16
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, asked the students to select a career for them in which they can excel while delivering a inaugural speech on a career guidance week organised by the District Employment Exchange at DC Model School, Sector 7, here today.

Clear and present danger in school
Kansal (Kharar), July 16
Over 200 students of the local Government School are exposed to danger because they play in a dilapidated, abandoned and unsafe building in the school compound in the recess and after the school is over. The school is behind the Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh.
Schoolchildren play near an unsafe building on a school premises at Kansal on Monday.
Schoolchildren play near an unsafe building on a school premises at Kansal on Monday. — Photo Karam Singh

Sacred Heart gets new principal
Chandigarh, July 16
After serving as principal of the Sector 26 Sacred Heart Convent School for nearly five years, Sister Gloria, today handed over the charge to former principal of Patiala’s Our Lady of Fatima Convent School.


Admission to PEC from UT seats stayed
Chandigarh, July 16
In less than 24 hours before the admission process was to start in the Punjab Engineering College, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed counselling for 85 per cent of the seats in the UT pool.

  • Assistants’ plea allowed

  • Major seeks copy of GCM

Judicial remand in shootout case
Panchkula, July 16
An accused in the cyber cafe shootout case, Sanjay Rahi, was today remanded in judicial custody for 10 days by the Judicial Magistrate. Rahi, arrested on July 11, had initially been remanded in police custody for two days. The remand was extended by another two days as he was reportedly required by the police for further investigation in the case.

Complainant gets compensation
Chandigarh, July 16
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has allowed an appeal filed by a city resident against the order of Consumer Forum-II, for the poor services being provided by the respondents, M/s Rattan Enterprises, Madhya Marg, M/s Lohia Machine Limited, Kanpur, and M/s LML Regional Office, Sector 17.


Sahibzada’s painting to be unveiled today
SAS Nagar, July 16
An oil painting capturing a historic moment — Sahibzada Ajit Singh, eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh taking on the Mugal army outside the citadel of Chamkaur Sahib (Chamkaur-di-Garhi) — will adorn the reception of the Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here. The painting would be unveiled by the Housing and Urban Development Minister, Punjab, Dr Upinderjit Kaur tomorrow.


New PGI academic session begins
Chandra wants qualitative research work on health
Chandigarh, July 16
The new academic session at the PGI began today with an inspiring lecture by its former alumni and presently the Director of Allergy and Immunology, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Prof R.K. Chandra.

Academic session of GMCH inaugurated
Chandigarh, July 16
The new academic session of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, was inaugurated today by Prof L.S. Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and former Principal of Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana.

Training programme concludes
Chandigarh, July 16
Valedictory function of a training programme for village rehabilitation workers (VRWs) selected from 17 UT villages concluded in the GMCH, Sector 32, today.


A promising shuttler
Chandigarh, July 16
Vijaydeep Singh of Patiala, number two in men doubles section in India, and who stole the crowd’s hearts in the last Thomas Cup badminton tie held at Delhi in February, 2000, added another feather to his cap when he was selected for the four major international tournaments this year. Vijaydeep was employed with Railways at Patiala and for the past one decade had been carrying the forte of Indian badminton in doubles event.

Roller skating tournament
Chandigarh, July 16
To coincide with the inauguration of a skating rink of international standards constructed by the Nagpur Improvement Trust, the Roller Skating Federation of India in association with the NIT will hold an invitational NIT all-India invitational roller skating tournament from July 28 to 30 at Nagpur.

  • St John’s win

Kalha heads CTTA
Chandigarh, July 16
Mr D.S. Kalha, Commissioner, Excise and Taxation, Punjab, and Mr Patanjali Kumar, a former national table tennis player, were elected president and honorary secretary of the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association, respectively, at a meeting held here last evening.


HUDA seals 16 booths
Panchkula, July 16
Officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority sealed 16 booths here today because the owners had not paid their dues and, in some cases, the lease had expired.

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