Monday, July  30, 2001,
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Rs 30 cr sanctioned for new equipment at PGI
Chandigarh, July 29
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned Rs 30 crore to the PGI for replacement of its condemned equipment. Sources said the PGI administration received a formal approval from the ministry last week, which was in response to a request made by the hospital to arrange funds to replace the old equipment.

Expired food items dumped in residential area
SAS Nagar, July 29
Caring little about guidelines about disposal of expired food items, a local distributor of Nestle, a reputed company manufacturing food products, dumped a wide range of products at an open space in residential area of Phase V, adjoining the Industrial Training Institute (ITI).
Half-burnt food items of Nestle, a reputed company manufacturing various food products, dumped at an open space
Half-burnt food items of Nestle, a reputed company manufacturing various food products, dumped at an open space in Phase V in SAS Nagar on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


  Kundi connections thrive as power dept,
police fail to coordinate
Chandigarh, July 29
The lack of coordination between the Electricity Department and the police is responsible for huge power losses because of kundi connections in most parts of the city.

DAV College’s tribute to young martyrs
Chandigarh, July 29
Pain dulls with time and so do the memories. There is nothing more untrue than this. Or may be there is. More untrue is the thought that glory attached to death makes it easier for those who live and bear the anguish of being separated from their loved ones. For the families of the four young former students of DAV College, Sector 10, who laid their lives for the country, their sons are still alive. Captain Vikram Batra, Major Sandeep Sagar, Capt Vijayant Thapar and Lieut Rajeev Sandhu, the four former students of the college, sacrificed their lives for the nation as part of the various Army operations in the country.
The newly built administrative block, Shaurya Bhavan, in DAV College, Sector 10
The newly built administrative block, Shaurya Bhavan, in DAV College, Sector 10, which has been dedicated to four former students who laid down their lives for the country.
Major Sandeep Sagar
Major Sandeep Sagar 
Capt Vikram Batra
Capt Vikram Batra 
Capt Vijayant Thapar
Capt Vijayant Thapar 
Lieut Rajeev Sandhu
Lieut Rajeev Sandhu

SAD to meet BJP gen secy on Mayor’s post
Chandigarh, July 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), expecting tacit support from a local BJP faction, has decided to meet the BJP national general secretary, Mr O. P. Kohli, to demand the post of Mayor of the city when the latter arrives in Chandigarh in a day or two.

Rly TA units to be converted into infantry battalions
Chandigarh, July 29
As part of restructuring the Territorial Army (TA), railway TA units are being converted into infantry battalions. Consequently, six new TA infantry battalions are being raised.


Question your councillor

The five-year term of the Municipal Corporation is drawing to a close. It is time for stock-taking. What did the councillors promise at the time of elections? And, what has been their performance? Have they been able to deliver? Have they been able to come up to your expectations?

Today, we publish second interview in the series Interactive in which a councillor has been questioned as regards his promises vs performance. You are invited to question your councillor by 8 p.m. on Wednesday either through e-mail:  or at phone number 680345 for a one-and-a-half minute of recording on the Tribune interactive voice response system (IVRS).

Youth should come forward: Jain
Mr Prem Sagar Jain, councillor of ward number 2, is an old BJP guard having headed the UT unit twice, and is known as a seasoned councillor with articulation and independent thinking. He claimed that he did not promise anything except clean and transparent functioning in the last Corporation election. An interview with him is reproduced here:

Differences visible during UP SP chief’s visit
Chandigarh, July 29
The internecine differences in the faction-ridden local unit of the Samajwadi Party (SP) came to the fore today on the occasion of the visit of the UP party president, Mr Ram Sharan Dass.

Check declining sex ratio : Jacob
Chandigarh, July 29
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for community participation to stop the heinous practice of female foeticide, prevalant all over the country, especially in the northern states.

‘Gandhian activism still relevant’
Chandigarh, July 29
Mr Yash Pal Mittal, Gandhian activist and former president of the Sarv Seva Sangh, said today that Gandhian activism was relevant now to cleanse the political turmoil as it was possible only through truth and non-violence.

Jimmy Shergill — the boy next door comes of age
Chandigarh, July 29
What strikes you the most about Jimmy Shergill, the lover boy ‘Karan’ of ‘Mohabattein’, is his boy-next-door image. After climbing the ladder of success in a slow but steady manner, Jimmy is too cautious to get caught by the heady feeling of success.

Road of craters, potholes
Chandigarh, July 29
Patches of road can be seen amidst potholes and craters as you drive on one of the internal roads behind the showrooms of Sector 26. The condition of the road in fact speaks volumes of the apathy of the authorities concerned.

Telecom union withdraws strike call
Chandigarh, July 29
The All-India Telecom Employees Union Class-111-N (AITEUC-111N) has withdrawn its action of calling a Punjab circle-wide strike to protest against the alleged attack on one of its employees on Friday following the re-arrest of the assailant.

Phoolan’s party seeks fair probe
Chandigarh, July 29
Mr Ram Sharan Dass, president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Samajwadi Party, today alleged conspiracy by the Central and UP Governments behind the killing of party MP Phoolan Devi in Delhi.

‘They failed to pick us up on Vijay Divas’
Kharar, July 29
Two Kargil war widows of Tewar village have alleged that the government was bent upon offending them.

Ram Charitmanas path ends
Chandigarh, July 29
Under the inspiration of the International Brahmrishi Mission, thousands of people from Chandigarh and its surrounding areas have been reciting Ram Charitmanas at home for the past 29 days.

Pensioners concerned over delay in dispensary’s opening
Chandigarh, July 29
Members of the Coordination Committee of the Central Government Pensioners Associations today expressed concern over delay in opening a dispensary under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Massive rally by CHB residents
Chandigarh, July 29
An all-party meeting will be held at UT State Guest House tomorrow in support of the demands of CHB Residents Federation. This decision was taken at a massive rally of the federation in Sector 40-C here.

Residents of the Chandigarh Housing Board participate in a rally in Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Residents of the Chandigarh Housing Board participate in a rally in Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Yoga training camp concludes
Chandigarh, July 29
The main sufferings of the mankind in the contemporary society is the result of drugging or drug addiction. However, yoga can go a long way in curing the people from drug addiction, provided it is properly practised, said Pradhan Yogacharya M. Lal here today.

Installation of Lions Club president
Panchkula, July 29
Mr Varinder Gulati was installed president of the Lions Club Chandigarh Plaza at a ceremony, Coronation-2001, held in Sector 10 last night. Mr Jaswant Dhawan was installed secretary and Mr Om Aggarwal treasurer.

'Snake' on Shivling
Chandigarh, July 29
Hundreds of curious devotees today thronged the Lakshmi-Narayan temple in Sector 20-C here to have a glimpse of what they believed to be ‘‘nag devta’’ on the temple’s Shivling. A small black snake, about ‘‘one or two-day old”, entered the temple premises this afternoon and clung to the Shivling.

The 'snake' that entered the Lakshmi-Narayan temple in Sector 20-C, Chandigarh, on Sunday afternoon, seen clinging to the Shivling. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

The snake that entered the Lakshmi-Narayan temple in Sector 20-C, Chandigarh

Try not to live below road level

When you are looking for a good place to live in, be particular about the surroundings. Orientate your home in such a way that there is a dragon on the left side of your home. This means the left side of your house should be higher than the right side.


The Chandigarh Territorial Congress has been caught in a war of undelivered letters at the height of an ongoing blame-game between expelled former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, and the party. While Mr Dhawan claims that he has not received any letter from the party to expel him till date despite news appearing regarding the same quoting the unit President, Mr B. B. Bahl, the later counter-claims that he is in possession of the receipt of the acceptance of the expulsion letter served on Mr Dhawan.
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Attempt to outrage woman’s modesty
Chandigarh, July 29
A person has been accused of attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman by forcing his entry into her house. The accused, Bharat Bhushan, runs a cycle repair shop in Maloya. The incident took place last evening. A case under Sections 354 and 509 of the IPC has been registered .

600 pouches of liquor seized
Chandigarh, July 29
The police has seized 600 pouches of country made liquor from a Panchkula resident. The accused was carrying the haul to Nalagarh for its onward sale there.

Six held for rioting
Chandigarh, July 29
Six persons were arrested on the charges of rioting and criminal intimidation in Sector 25 today. A case has been registered against eight persons in this regard. The remaining two accused have been admitted in the Sector 16 General Hospital.


Cable men to form customer care cell
Chandigarh, July 29
With a view to redress the complaints of the subscribers, the Chandigarh Cable Operators Association will form a customer care cell soon.

‘Sr citizens should learn computer’
Chandigarh, July 29
Mr Bhagwan Singh, a retired Additional District and Sessions Judge, who had no knowledge of computers, had always had a great desire to learn computers. Now, he is well on his way to achieve it.


CBSE to restructure question papers
Chandigarh, July 29
The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to restructure the question papers of Class X mathematics and Class XII economics and biology. The restructured question papers would be introduced from the examinations to be held in March, 2002.

Fast by jobless teachers enters 40th day
Chandigarh, July 29
The fast launched by Mr Neeraj, Mr Chanchal Singh and Ms Binder Kaur, unemployed teachers, entered its 40th day today.


Police remand for 2 cops
Chandigarh, July 29
The two constables, arrested yesterday by the city police in a case of assault, were remanded in police custody for one day today by a local court.

Seminar on legal awareness
Chandigarh, July 29
In order to generate legal awareness amongst weaker sections of the society, a seminar was held at Behlana village here today. Free services provided by the State Legal Services Authorties were highlighted during the seminar.


Bhupinder, Kajal win singing contest
Chandigarh, July 29
Bhupinder Singh from SAS Nagar and Kajal Panju from Amritsar bagged the top positions in the men and women categories, respectively, at the singing contest organised by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society at Tagore Theatre this evening.


PGI wants Adviser to intervene in ETT case
Chandigarh, July 29
PGI officials have written to the UT Adviser to the Administrator, the UT Home Secretary and the Chandigarh police requesting them to intervene in the issue regarding discharge of the agitating elementary trained teachers (ETT) from Punjab who were admitted to the PGI about 10 days back.


Vishvrakshit, Ranjan Verma win
Chandigarh, July 29
Vishvrakshit Rai managed to hold off the challenge of Sunhash in a keenly contested billiards final in the junior category with a 55-19, 49-39, 53-64, 42-56, 73-55 win in a tournament held at the Lake Club.


SAS Nagar MC to serve notice for overstaying
SAS Nagar, July 29
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council will issue a notice to the former Executive Officer of the civic body, Mr K.S. Brar, for overstaying in an official accommodation in the municipal council residential complex in Phase 5 here.


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