Friday, August 10, 2001,
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7 part-time lecturers shown the door
CAT vacates stay orders
Chandigarh, August 9
Seven part-time college lecturers serving in city government colleges for more than five years have been asked to vacate their posts as lecturers following orders from the Central Administrative Tribunal.

3 Ramgarh contractors fined for illegal clay extraction
Panchkula, August 9
Three contractors of Ramgarh have been issued notices and slapped fines by the District Mines and Geology Department for unauthorised extraction of ordinary clay.
Ordinary clay being removed from a piece of land near Nadda Sahib Gurdwara in Panchkula.
Ordinary clay being removed from a piece of land near Nadda Sahib Gurdwara in Panchkula. — A Tribune photograph

Notice to air chief, Defence Ministry
Chandigarh, August 9
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice S S Nijjar and Mr Justice J S Khehar today issued notice of motion to Chief of Air Staff and the Ministry of Defence on a petition filed by several airmen claiming that a recent amendment in policy has rendered them ineligible for career progression.



Trucks allowed on Madhya Marg
Chandigarh, August 9
There is a good news for scores of building material traders of Sector 7 as the Chandigarh Administration has decided to relax restrictions on the movement of trucks on the Madhya Marg.

Cong issues whip to councillors
Kala not to attend House meeting
Chandigarh, August 9
The mayoral election of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), which yesterday asked for euthanasia by passing a dissolution resolution, today created a divide in the Congress as renewed efforts have been initiated to block the House having a quorum for tomorrow's election meeting.

Drowning case: JE suspended
SAS Nagar, August 9
Eight days after the drowning of a 13 year-old student at the Phase 6 swimming pool here, a junior engineer of PUDA has been placed under suspension. JE, Mr Jagmel Singh, incharge of the swimming pool was reportedly present at the pool when the boy drowned and his parents came looking for him.

Retired top cop enjoying service perks
Chandigarh, August 9
A former top police official is availing most perks of the job despite his retirement from service more than a year ago. Interestingly, the city police is unwilling to withdraw these perks from their former top boss “out of regard”. Nor has the officer himself offered to return the two Police Department employees attached with him, even as he is learnt to have decided to stay on in the City Beautiful.

1 discharged in murder case
Kharar, August 9
Mr R.L. Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, has discharged Rajwinder Singh, arrested in connection with the murder of Daljit Kaur of Phase 4, SAS Nagar, on May 11 this year.



Make “Green Chandigarh Plan” a success: Jacob
Chandigarh, August 9
UT Administrator J.F.R. Jacob today underlined the need for cooperation from the public and NGOs to make “Green Chandigarh Plan” a complete success. Speaking after planting a “bahera” sapling at the GMCH, Sector 32, this morning Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) said children must be educated about the importance of plants.
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) plants a “bahera” sapling in the GMCH-32.
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) plants a “bahera” sapling in the GMCH - 32 campus on Thursday.

Tap hydel power, says Jacob
Chandigarh, August 9
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today stressed the need for optimum use of hydroelectric power to meet the long-term power needs of the country.

3 ITBP jawans test positive for dengue
Chandigarh, August 9
Three out of the seven Indo Tibetan Border Police trainees from Jalandhar who had been admitted to the PGI last week with suspected dengue have tested positive for the disease.

FCI union begins stir
Chandigarh, August 9
The Food Corporation of India Executive Staff Union today launched its agitation in support of its demands.

CVM supporters quit Cong
Chandigarh, August 9
Several supporters of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch today quit the Congress and threw in their lot with the manch president and former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan.
Chandigarh Vikas Manch activists burn an effigy of the Chandigarh Housing Board.
Chandigarh Vikas Manch activists burn an effigy of the Chandigarh Housing Board and the Market Committee in Chandigarh on Thursday to support the demands of residents and traders. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

State-level convention
SAS Nagar, August 9
A state-level convention of the Punjab Lok Morcha, a group of seven political parties, is being organised in Phase 6 here on August 12. The convention is being organised by the Ropar and Chandigarh district coordination committees of the morcha.

JD(U) men submit memo
Chandigarh, August 9
Activists of the Janata Dal(U) today held a rally in Mani Majra to observe “kranti divas” to force the Punjab and Haryana Governments to shift their capitals out of Chandigarh.



Car financed from two banks
Chandigarh, August 9
In a case of fraud a man is alleged to have got the registration certificate of his car hypothecated with two banks, by submitting a fake RC at one of the banks.

Proclaimed offender held
Panchkula, August 9
The police arrested a proclaimed offender, Satpal, from Jagadhri under a special drive started to nab proclaimed offenders. Satpal was wanted in a kidnapping and rape case of a minor.

Kidnapped girl recovered
Panchkula, August 9
The police recovered a girl who was abducted from Sector 10 last month from the Ambala railway station, yesterday. The girl was abducted on July 19 and the police had arrested two of the seven accused and a case under Sections 363 and 120 B of the IPC was registered.

Suspect surrenders before Magistrate
SAS Nagar, August 9
In connection with the arrest of a 27-year-old resident of Kalharan in Solan, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in a case of raping a 16-year-old girl of Phase 2 here, the police officials today said the suspect has surrendered before the Ilaqa Magistrate, Kharar.

52 quintals of khair wood seized, 2 arrested
Panchkula, August 9
The Panchkula police has reportedly caught a gang of khair wood smugglers and seized 52 quintals of khair wood worth Rs 1, 23, 000.

One held, stolen items recovered
Chandigarh, August 9
In yet another case of burglary, a number of household items were stolen from a jhuggi in Janta Colony yesterday. According to an FIR registered under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC, two wrist watches, six pairs of silver earrings, a steel chain and an artificial gold set was stolen from the house of Mr Joginder Singh.


Grain market strike ends
Chandigarh, August 9
The Grain Market Subzi Mandi Joint Action Committee today decided to call off the two-day-old strike following a “conditional assurance” by the Chandigarh Administration that the barricade would not be erected in the markets.



No vacancies in general pool
Chandigarh, August 9
All seats in the chemical engineering course got filled during the ongoing counselling for admissions at Panjab University here today. All seats in the general pool for admissions to information technology stream at Punjab Engineering College also got filled. 

Student body criticised
Chandigarh, August 9
In a major development, various student organisations of Panjab University joined hands to criticise the Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) which is demanding the lowering of qualifying marks in B.Sc (honours school) for gaining admission in higher course despite an already announced concession by the university.

30 boys, girls complete training programme
Chandigarh, August 9
Thirty boys and girls from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh today completed a seven-day Frankfinn’s basic cabin crew training programme. Frankfinn Management Consultants, a Delhi-based leading basic cabin training company, which conducts these training programmes all over India, came to Chandigarh for the first time to enable the young aspirants from this region to attend this programme without going to Delhi

Education loan camp
Chandigarh, August 9
Punjab National Bank is organising an education loan camp for students seeking admission to various admission courses at Panjab University here.

Five teams participating in contest
Chandigarh, August 9
Five teams from the Chandigarh region are participating in the 14th National Youth Parliament Competition organised by Kendriya Vidyalaya 2, 3BRD, which began here today at LECMA Hall, 3BRD, Air Force Station.


Court’s clarification on break in service
Chandigarh, August 9
A full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a significant judgement today held that the benefit of regularisation can be denied only in a case where the break in service is attributed to an employee and not in case where the employer has caused the break.

‘Dakaut’ Brahmin’s plea against court order
Chandigarh, August 9
The “Dakaut” Brahmins who have traditionally been collecting alms as per the Hindu norms, has challenged a lower court's decision to book them under the Begging Act of the Municipal Corporation saying it was a violation of their “fundamental right to earn livelihood.”

HC quashes excise orders
Chandigarh, August 9
Allowing a petition filed by Piccadily Restaurant and Bar, Sector 17, Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the orders passed by the UT Excise and Taxation Department which declined the petitioners application for the renewal of bar licence.

Contract killing case: suspect’s bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, August 9
A local court today dismissed a bail plea moved by the accused Sant Kumar in a case of contract killing. The accused had already been remanded to judicial remand by the local court on August 8.



Touching tender chords of heart
Chandigarh, August 9
Surender Verma’s play “Dhoop ka ek tukda” derives meaning from life — its crests and troughs. The script is intense in terms of dramatic quality as also emotional depth. That is perhaps why it did not arouse boredom when staged for the second time by Abhinet Theatre Group at the Panjab University Faculty House.
Doop Ka Ek Tukda.
A play “Doop Ka Ek Tukda” directed by Prof Harish Bhatia at ICSSR in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Folk concert presents Punjabi culture
Chandigarh, August 9
Though the folk tradition of every region is delightful in its own right, yet that of the Punjab is vigorously so. The colours, the brightness, the zing and the spice — all elements of Punjabi folk songs and dances were showcased for the audience in the soothing ambience of Shanti Kunj, here today.

Spicmacay dedicates year to Mother Teresa
Chandigarh, August 9
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth( SPICMACAY) has decided to dedicate the year to Mother Teresa. This year’s theme is ‘Quest for the sacred’.

New releases
nother young director Farhan Akhtar makes his directorial debut with Excel Entertainment Dil Chahta Hai. The film will be released today at Malhar and Sangeet, Ludhiana. Farhan Akhtar has cast Aamir Khan with Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia.


Blood shortage
Chandigarh, August 9
PGI is facing acute shortage of group B blood and has requested voluntary and religious organisations and individuals to donate blood.



Badminton meet begins today
Chandigarh, August 9
The 3rd Inter-School Badminton Teams Championship for boys and girls studying in primary, middle and secondary schools in Panchkula, Chandigarh and SAS Nagar in the age groups of 10, 14 and 19 will begin tomorrow at community centre, Sector 7, Panchkula.

Om Parkash Yadav‘Coach should update his knowledge’
Chandigarh, August 9
Om Parkash Yadav, wrestling coach, Sports Authority of India, National Institute of Sports, Patiala, said a coach should update its knowledge in the sport which could help their trainees to improve their performance. 


PUDA official suspended
SAS Nagar, August 9
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today suspended a senior assistant in the local estate office — N.P. Singh, in connection with issuing of a occupation certificate to an “incomplete” one-kanal house in Phase 6 here. 

Spot verification of auto-mechanics
Chandigarh, August 9
Spot verification of auto-mechanics was today conducted to ensure genuineness of the candidates for rehabilitation under the motor market scheme here. The verifications was conducted by the Sub-Divisional Magistrates, Central and South.Top

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