Tuesday, August 7, 2001,
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Private parties may distribute power in UT slums
Move to check theft and loss of revenue
Chandigarh, August 6
Adapting a scheme functioning in metros like Delhi and Mumbai, the Chandigarh Administration will invite private parties to take bulk power connections from a pre-designated points to further supply power to individuals living in slums or in unauthorised colonies outside villages.

56 persons rounded up
Chandigarh, August 6
With the Independence Day just round the corner, the city police has renewed its search operations in various hostels, guest houses, slum and labour colonies.


  Two SAD councillors file papers for Mayor’s post

Chandigarh, August 6
The Deputy Mayor, Mr Mohinder Singh, and Ms Harjinder Kaur, who are both SAD nominees, have filed their nominations for the post of Mayor, elections for which, are scheduled for August 10, upsetting calculations of the BJP that the House will easily be dissolved.

SAD councillor Harjinder Kaur files nomination for the post of Mayor in Chandigarh on Monday.
SAD councillor Harjinder Kaur files nomination for the post of Mayor in Chandigarh on Monday.
Illegal constructions on in periphery
PUDA plans criminal cases against violators
Chandigarh, August 6
Plots are being carved out of agricultural land and unauthorised construction activity is going on unabated in areas of Punjab in the periphery of the UT. Fresh construction activity is going on in Kansal and Nayagaon areas right under the nose of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

The recently laid foundation of a house in Kansal near Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
The recently laid foundation of a house in Kansal near Chandigarh .

Father complains to DPI (S)
Controversy over shifting of student
Chandigarh, August 6
Controversy over the shifting of a Class X Sikh student to another branch of same school soon after he got his hair cropped, continues with the boy’s father submitting a complaint to the Director, Public Instructions (Schools), Mr D.S. Saroya.

Battle lines drawn for PUTA poll
Chandigarh, August 6
While three senior teachers will contest for the post of the President of Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA), two teachers have already been elected unopposed to the posts of the executive member of the body. The last day for the withdrawal of candidature was yesterday.

Confederation of Grand Lodges formed
Chandigarh, August 6
A Conferedation of the four Grand Lodges, called, “United Grand Lodges of India” has been formed with the signing of an agreement by the Grand Masters of the four Lodges of Upper India, Western India, South India and Eastern India.


Girls perform ‘giddha’ during Teej and Janmashtmi celebrations by the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh at Rotary House, Sector 18-B, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Girls perform ‘giddha’ during Teej and Janmashtmi celebrations by the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh at Rotary House, Sector 18-B, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

An artiste gets the final touches before “Raslila” at Sri Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.
An artiste gets the final touches before “Raslila” at Sri Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Fire in Govt Textbook Press
Chandigarh, August 6
A major fire tragedy was averted today due to the timely action taken by firemen and staff of the Government Textbook Press, Industrial Area, Phase-I. The fire, which broke out at 4 pm on a first floor room of the building storing waste paper cuttings, resulted in minor losses.

‘I want my daughter back’
Sangariwala (Kharar), August 6
Controversy shrouds ‘‘adoption’’ of 11- year- old Draupdi. Four years after handing over the girl’s custody to Mr Som Nath of Mullanpur-Garibdas village, her mother Ms Sharda Devi, a resident of this village, now wants her back. Som Nath’s family has, however, sent the girl to their childless relative at Jalandhar.

Villagers-Forest Dept dispute to be resolved
Panchkula, August 6
A solution to the long-standing dispute over 39 acres in possession of villagers of Bir Ghaggar and residents of Gate Number 1 in Chandimandir seems to be in sight.

Stray dogs to be sterilised
he menace of stray dogs has at last caught the attention of the municipal council. At its recent meeting, the council decided to launch a drive to sterilise stray dogs with the help of People for Animals (PFA) and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Chandigarh’s garden sector
Sector 16 in the northern part of the city, can aptly be described as the garden sector. It is a morning walker’s delight as it contains two most important gardens of the city — the Rose Garden and Shanti Kunj. This, coupled with its central location, makes it an ideal sector to live in.
A view of “Shanti Kunj” in Sector 16 of Chandigarh.
A view of “Shanti Kunj” in Sector 16 of Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Residents explain problems
Panchkula, August 6
Complaints of erratic electricity supply, frequent trippings and snapped telephones lines dominated “khula darbar” of the Deputy Commissioner at the Community Centre in Sector 25 here today.

MP to lead ‘jail bharo’ campaign
Chandigarh, August 6
Mr Ram Chander Paswan, MP, general secretary of the Lok Janshakti Party, will lead a “jail bharo” campaign of the party here on August 9.

Demolition issue raised in LS
Chandigarh, August 6
The issue relating to the additions and alterations made in the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) dwellings echoed in the Lok Sabha today.

Long-cherished desire fulfilled
Chandigarh, August 6
“I am today, what I had always desired to be, an entrepreneur”, says Venu Kashyap, Director, Tata Infotech Professional Learning Centre, Sector 34.

Exhibition on road safety begins
Chandigarh, August 6
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Bhim Sain Bassi, today inaugurated an exhibition on road safety and a stall set up by the Police Family Welfare Society at the Sector 17 Piazza.

Hike in water tariff criticised
Panchkula, August 6
The proposed hike in water tariff by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) was criticised by the Panchkula Residents Welfare Association, Sector 16, here today.


Harassment for dowry alleged
Chandigarh, August 6
The police has booked Harjeev Singh Bhurjee, his father Harjeet Singh, mother Mala and sisters Kanika and Malvika on the charge of mentally and physically harassing Anupreet for getting ‘insufficient’ dowry.

3 held in boy’s kidnapping case
Zirakpur, August 6
Mystery shrouding the disappearance of an 11-year-old boy, a resident of Bartana village, has been solved following the arrest of three persons allegedly involved in his kidnapping on June 6.

Owner of detergent unit held
Panchkula, August 6
Acting on a tip off, the local police today arrested the owner of a detergent powder manufacturing unit on allegations of selling the same under branded names.


Cable operators’ merger
Panchkula, August 6
In reaction to the formation of residents’ body to take up the issue of hike in cable charges, the cable operators of Manimajra and Panchkula have merged, today, and elected a new executive body.(From left) Lada, Swareena, Seitu, Aarti at the launch of ‘Bacardi Limon’ in Chandigarh

Drink launched
Chandigarh, August 6
Models, dazzling lights of disco and youngsters dancing to fusion of remix music marked the launch of ‘‘Bacardi Lim’on’’ in the city over the weekend. The company hosted two parties and the city youth thronged there to dance to the tunes of music and taste the drink. The first launch party was held at “Blues” and the second one followed the next day in “Jail House Rock”.

(From left) Lada, Swareena, Seitu, Aarti at the launch of ‘Bacardi Limon’ in Chandigarh

Subzi Mandi traders to observe strike
Chandigarh, August 6
A strike will be observed in the Grain Market and the Subzi Mandi in Sector 26 tomorrow in protest against the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to set up barriers in the mandis.


PEC admissions begin today
Chandigarh, August 6
The stage is set at Panjab University’s auditorium for joint admission/interview to Punjab Engineering College; Chandigarh College of Architecture; Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, PU, for BE and B Arch courses which will commence tomorrow.

CM’s wife lays stone of hostel
Barwala (Panchkula), August 6
Mrs Sneh Lata Chautala, wife of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of a girls hostel named after her mother-in-law, Mrs Harkhi Devi, here. The girls hostel will be constructed as part of the Swami Devi Dyal Institute of Engineering and Technology set up here by a non-profit voluntary organisation, Swami Devi Dyal Hi-tech Education Academy.

Seminar on role of youth
Chandigarh, August 6
A seminar on the role of youth was organised at Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today. Mr C.L. Narang Director of the NSS, Panjab University, inaugurated NSS activities for year 2001-2001.

Peace Day observed at PU
Chandigarh August 6
The Panjab University’s UNESCO centre observed Peace Day today by remembering with anguish the first atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The president of the United Nations Students Association, Mr Harsimran, said the future of peace was in preparing for peace not war.

School remembers Hiroshima
Chandigarh, August 6
The Environment Society of India observed Hiroshima Day in Buddhist Temple at Khuda Ali Sher today.


SSP summoned on contempt charge
Chandigarh, August 6
Issuing notice of motion to Faridkot’s Senior Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Arora, along with Station House Officer of Kotwali police station Jangir Singh, Mr Justice R.L. Anand today asked them to appear in person and show cause why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against them for not complying with the orders on submitting a challan against a police officer.

  • Plea against CM dismissed

  • Notice to Punjab on arms scam

  • Notice on pleas against liquor ST

Notice issued to PGI
Chandigarh, August 6
Taking serious note of a news item appearing in a local English daily about an accident victim who bled for seven hours before succumbing to his injuries, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, along with certain other respondents.

  • Probe ordered

  • Plea dismissed

Computer firm told to refund money
Chandigarh, August 6
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum-II has directed Pertech Computer Limited to pay Rs 1,100 as costs and refund Rs 47,495 with interest to a city resident for harassment, mental agony, embarrassment suffered by him due to delay in the delivery of a computer.


UT’s first menopause clinic opens
Chandigarh, August 6
UT's first menopause clinic has become functional at the government polyclinic at Sector 22.


Ace of Aces title for Karun
Chandigarh, August 6
Karun Chaudhary of Ropar became the fastest server in the men section and won the title of ‘Ace of Aces’ in the tournament organised by the Total Tennis Academy here at the YMCA, Sector 11.


MC land cleared of illegal taxi stands
Chandigarh, August 6
The enforcement wings of the Municipal Corporation and the UT Estate Office in a special drive undertaken jointly today removed 13 unauthorised taxi stands from MC land in various parts of the city. Besides this, 17 other such stands of the total 30 had been vacated by the occupants themselves, since they were apprehensive of the drive.

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