Sunday, August 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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CHB denies refund to 1,800 persons
Chandigarh, August 11
As many as 1800 middle class salaried families of the city are at the receiving end due to Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB). The CHB refuses to refund a sizeable portion of the money deposited by these people to participate in the co-operative housing society scheme in Sectors 48, 49 and 50.

Cracks in SAD city unit
Chandigarh, August 11
The rift in the Chandigarh unit of the Akali Dal widened today with the local unit president, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, vowing to expel two of his general secretaries for supporting rebel Akali candidate, Ms Harjinder Kaur, whose supporters claimed that they had been assured by the senior party leader and Union Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, against any such action.

Renewed campaign to dislodge city BJP chief
Chandigarh, August 11
A section of the local unit of the BJP, including eight councillors, has launched a renewed campaign to dislodge its local party president, Mr Dharampal Gupta, for his alleged failure to manage ally party SAD and making efforts to perpetuate a Congress Mayor.

MC dissolution by next week: BJP
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh unit of the BJP is expecting dissolution of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh by the next week after the House failed to muster quorum for the Mayoral election yesterday.




The Laxmi Narayan Temple, Sector 20, Chandigarh, is all decked up on the eve of Janamashtami on Saturday.
The Laxmi Narayan Temple, Sector 20, Chandigarh, is all decked up on the eve of Janamashtami on Saturday.
— Tribune photograph Karam Singh

Police told to book 4 persons
Tampering with civic body records

Dera Bassi, August 11
A Rajpura court has directed the Dera Bassi police to register a case against the executive officer, two other employees and a former vice-president of the local civic body for tampering with the records of the civic body.

IAF to shift operations from city
Presidential Fleet Review in mid-October
Chandigarh, August 11
The Air Force will shift its operations from Chandigarh to nearby airbases for the duration of the Presidential Fleet Review, scheduled to be held here in mid-October, it is learnt.

Security beefed up at airport
Chandigarh, August 11
With Independence Day just around the corner, security around the Chandigarh airport has been tightened as a precautionary measure. As a part of the security drill, security forces have started profiling passengers, while the entry of visitors has been banned till August 16.


Question your councillor
Chandigarh, August 11
Mr Des Raj Tandon, representing ward 3, has been asked several uncomfortable questions by the residents of the ward, expecting him to act through the Question your councillor series. TNS asks readers’ questions to the councillor for his answers, which are reproduced below.

Free treatment for poor patients

SAS Nagar
At a time when the cost of medical services is rising alarmingly, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha in Phase IV here has been coming to the rescue of the needy by providing them with free treatment.

Patients being examined at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha, Phase-IV, SAS Nagar. — A Tribune photo

Patients being examined at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha, Phase-IV, SAS Nagar.

From scooters to jaunty jalopies
Chandigarh, August 11
Haryana’s former Advocate-General Mohan Jain steps off the accelerator, depresses the clutch lever and sifts the gears again and again as he cuts his way through the cars parked on the either side of the road leading to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

BJP counter-attacks Congress
Chandigarh, August 11
The BJP today counter-attacked the Congress, asking why the Congress should not take action against local MP Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, for not obeying the party whip of being present in the Mayoral election meeting of the Municipal Corporation yesterday.

Janamashtami processions
Chandigarh, August 11
On the eve of Janamashtami, colourful processions were taken out in the city today. A big procession started from Sector 38 and passed through Sectors 40, 41, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34 and 33 before culminating in Sector 32. A procession was also taken out in Mani Majra.

Boy drowned
Chandigarh, August 11
A 13-year-old boy reportedly drowned in the Sukhna Choe here this evening. According to information available, Gaurav, a student of Class VII of a school at Pipliwala town, had gone to the choe along with his friends. Police sources said Gaurav, who did not know swimming, entered the choe and drowned in the deep waters.

Girl dies in mishap
SAS Nagar, August 11
A seven-year-old girl was killed when a car and an autorickshaw collided here today. The girl was travelling in the autorickshaw along with her father when the accident took place in Phase V. The autorickshaw overturned after the collision, injuring the girl.


‘Miss Congeniality’ fails to thrill
Tired of gulping down tasteless Hollywood dishes? Sick of sifting junk in search of clean entertainment week after week? Suffocated by shameless assortment of cliches? Have heart. Here comes “Miss Congeniality” (Kiran).



Man assaulted, robbed
Chandigarh, August 11
An SAS Nagar resident has alleged that four residents of Colony No 5 assaulted him and snatched Rs 250 from him. According to the police sources Mr Baraham Kumar, a resident of Phase V, SAS Nagar has alleged that he was stopped by Bhaia Ram, Shambu Lal, Balbu Lal and Bhai Lal on the dividing road of Sectors 36 and 37 at around 10.15 pm yesterday.

Woman deprived of Rs 1.05 lakh
Chandigarh, August 11
Ms Saroj Tak, a resident of Sector 28, filed a complaint with the police that some body had withdrawn Rs 1.05 lakh from her saving banks account by putting a forged signature on the withdrawal slip. The police registered a case under Sections 420, 457 and 468 of the IPC yesterday.

Harwinder Pal Singla alias GabaPolice announces reward
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh police has announced an reward of Rs 10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Harwinder Pal Singla alias Gaba, accused in the working still case unearthed in the Industrial Area, Phase I on July 25.
A case under the Excise Act, the Indian Penal Code and the Copy Right Act had been registered against Harwinder Pal and others.




Canadian Govt’s gesture to PU
Panjab University is the only university in the sub-continent to be granted the status of ‘Prescribed University’ by the Government of Canada. This entitles donors from Canada to seek tax exemption.

  • Ranjit Singh Chair

  • Alumni house

City chapter of Amity Law School opened
Chandigarh, August 11
Justice M.M Punchhi, a former Chief Justice of India, inaugurated the Chandigarh Chapter of Amity Law School, New Delhi, at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Sector 26 here today.

Grades for 25 lecturers
Chandigarh, August 11
The Director Public Instructions (Colleges), UT, Mr K.A.P. Sinha, has ordered the release of selection and senior scale grades of 25 college lecturers serving in the city government college.

42 MSc (IT) seats filled
Chandigarh, August 11
Forty-two seats in MSc (IT) being offered by colleges affiliated to Panjab University were filled during the second session of counselling at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

BE, BArch seats filled
Chandigarh, August 11
All seats to BE and BArch courses at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh College of Architecture and department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University were filled on the last date of joint admissions here today.


PGI doctor entitled to course: HC
Chandigarh, August 11
On a petition filed by a Senior Resident against the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and other respondents, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the MS degree in General Surgery from Panjab University, possessed by the petitioner, “is good enough to make him entitled to undertake the entrance test for M.Ch course of the PGI or any other institute in India”.

Legal awareness seminar held
Chandigarh, August 11
The third legal awareness seminar was held at Khuda Lahora and Khuda Jassu villages with a view to generate awareness among the weaker sections of society, today.


Dancing duo spells magic
Chandigarh, August 11
It was nothing less than an addictive recital. As the dancing duo, comprising Hemant Panwar and Vaishali Sharma, took control of the rather insignificant stage of Pracheen Kala Kendra’s Bhaskar Rao Auditorium today, all mundane elements vanished into thin air. It no more counted if there was enough room around or not, or if the hall was fully-equipped to handle the humid air.

Solo exhibition from Aug 21
Chandigarh, August 11
Quality work seems to be the hallmark of a noted city-based painter Ajay Sohi. The painter, who has been wielding the brush since 1981, is all set to showcase his works at his first solo exhibition here from August 21.

Ajay Sohi with one of his paintings in Chandigarh.
 — A Tribune photograph

Ajay Sohi with one of his paintings in Chandigarh.


PGI body expels member
Chandigarh, August 11
The PGI Medical Technologists’ Association has expelled Mr Prem Chand, junior lab technician in the Department of Experimental Medicine, from the post of general secretary of the association.

Neurology ICU inaugurated
Chandigarh, August 11
To deal with the diseases of brain and spinal cord, the PGI today started a six-bed neurological intensive care unit. The ICU, inaugurated by Director, PGI, Prof S.K. Sharma, is equipped with facilities to monitor ECG, blood pressure, brain pressure, continuous brain doppler, oxygen saturation and brain blood flow.

Clinic on haemophilia
Chandigarh, August 11
The Haemophiliacs’ Welfare Society, Chandigarh, will organise a third open-clinic tomorrow at the Warden’s residence, new hostel, Government College for Boys, Sector 11.


Anmol, Sahil clinch titles
Chandigarh, August 11
Anmol Razdan and Sahil Bhatia, both of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, clinched first place in group D and E categories, respectively, while St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, was declared the overall champions by securing 17.5 points in the ICSE Inter-School Chess Tournament, Chandigarh region, held at Tender Heart school, Sector 33, here today. 
  • Badminton meet

  • Panchkula carrom

  • Cricket trials

  • Officials’ exams

Children participate in the ICSE inter-school chess competition in Tender Heart School, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Soccer match or battle?
Chandigarh, August 11
The semi-final soccer match at Football Stadium, Sector 17, as part of the Fanta Fiesta today turned out to be a battle. The match was played between Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and SD Public School, Sector 32.


Additional posts for Admn recommended
Panchkula, August 11
The recent meeting of the Commissioner, Mr Maha Singh, with Deputy Commissioners of four district under him on the issue of “rightsizing” the administration augurs victory for Panchkula as far as staff size is concerned.

Over 100 persons rounded up
Chandigarh, August 11
In a pre-dawn operation the police today rounded up over 100 persons from various parts of the city to verify their antecedents. Keeping in view the forthcoming Independence Day function, the police had launched a special drive last week to check anti-social elements.


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