Saturday, September 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Overdrawing water the PSIEC way
SAS Nagar, September 7
“Overdrawing” water from a water supply line is not only the prerogative of unscrupulous elements, government agencies also appear to be patronising the practice. 

After dark days, a ray of hope

Chandigarh, September 7
Sounds of cheers greet the ears at the entrance to Government High School in Sector 24. As one proceeds further inside, a group of 25 enthusiastic children stand up from their seats to send across a warm greeting. 

Promise of a bright future
Promise of a bright future: Unaware of World Literacy Day which falls on Saturday, dedicated slum kids of Janata Colony concentrate on their lessons in Aashiana School, housed in the building of Government High School, Sector 24. — Photo Pardeep Tewari.

PU okays mockery of research
Texts of two dissertations found to be similar
Chandigarh, September 7
In what can be termed a mockery of research, more than 30 pages of two dissertations for M.Phil course in Botany at Panjab University have similar content. The topics of the students are allelopathic interference of pinus and phytotoxic effects of leucatena leucocephala. 



Computer institutes or super ‘dupers’?
Chandigarh, September 7
With the city police today receiving another complaint against a “fly-by- night” computer training institute there is a growing concern against these institutes, which have allegedly been duping hundreds of students of lakhs of rupees.

Fire sensors for IAF aircraft
Chandigarh, September 7
A major problem for the IAF will be solved with the installation of fire sensors in its aircraft, which are being developed here. The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation has developed and tested a model of a fire sensor which can be installed in any type of aircraft.

Who decided on Japan bombing?
Chandigarh, September 7
Who in the American Defence establishment took the decision of dropping atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ? According Professor Matin Zuberi, who was a faculty member in the Peace and Disarmament Studies Department Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, an analysis of the American decision of bombing the two Japanese cities may also serve as a lesson for the two hostile nuclear neighbours of the sub-continent.

An extra month of sales or waiting?
Chandigarh, September 7
The one-month gap between “shraadhs“ and “navratras” this year has forced the showroom owners and traders in particular to think about some means to revitalise their sales, which are bound to be affected on account of the break in the festive season.

New meter-reading equipment
Chandigarh, September 7
In a futuristic scheme the city may soon be covered under a pilot project which will do away with the concept of noting meter readings for electricity meters and bring down theft of power.

PO arrested after 12 years
Chandigarh, September 7
The Sector 3 police today achieved a major success with the arrest of a person accused of murder, 12 years after he was declared a proclaimed offender. According to information, Pappu was arrested from his native village Haranpur Kalan in Aligarh district, by a police party led by SI Sunahra Singh and ASI Maninder Singh of the Sector 3 police station here.



‘City unprepared for major quake’
Chandigarh, September 7
‘The city is not just prone to the occurrence of a major earthquake but is also unprepared to face one.’ This was the consensus arrived at by the audience during an interactive panel discussion which followed a seminar on ‘‘The Gujarat Earthquake Re-visited’’ organised by the Inner Wheel Club, Chandigarh Midtown, at the Chandigarh College of Architecture here today.

Panchkula MC delimited
Panchkula, September 7
The Haryana Government has delimited the area of Panchkula Municipal Council in 31 wards having a population of 1,66, 047. Of these 10 wards have been kept reserved for women in general category and one for woman belonging to the Schedule Caste community.

CHB defers hearing on Puri’s appeal
Chandigarh, September 7
The Board of Directors of the Chandigarh Housing Board today deferred hearing on the appeal of the former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof M.M. Puri, contending the cancellation of his flat in Modern Housing Complex in Mani Majra to September 17.

Unauthorised additions in flats demolished
Chandigarh, September 7
Continuing with its demolition drive against fresh construction in the Chandigarh Housing Board flats, enforcement staff of the board demolished unauthorised additions and alterations from three flats in Sector 45-C, here today.

Cakes to suit all tastes
It is your child’s birthday and you want a cake of your choice. But, alas, Mom is busy organising a hundred other things and there is no time for baking. No problem. Just contact Royal Foods, Sector 46 (phone 613000) and they will not only bake the cake according to your specifications (size, flavour, design and budget), but also deliver it at your door.

Prabhat pheri, seminar held
Chandigarh, September 7
A seminar and a prabhat pheri were organised as part of World Literacy Day celebrations at Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan, here today. It was organised by the Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the Regional Resource Centre, Panjab University, and the Adult Education Unit .

Ex-services league flays Punjab Govt
Chandigarh, September 7
The Indian Ex-Services League has flayed the Punjab Government and the Department for Defence Welfare for its casual attitude, which is resulting in problems for defence personnel as well as ex-servicemen.



Pankaj murder case: teams sent to Sonepat
Panchkula, September 7
The police has sent two teams to Sonepat and Jhajjar to make some headway in the Pankaj murder case. Mr Manoj Yadav, SP, said the teams had been sent to both the places on receiving secret information about the suspected hideouts of the assailants responsible for the murder. 

Three vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, September 7
Three cases of auto theft have been registered in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. A Maruti car (CH-03D-1421) was stolen from the CMC parking in Sector 17 yesterday.





Students accused of sexual abuse get clean chit
Chandigarh, September 7
The city police has given a clean chit to the five students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture accused of sexually abusing a fresher from the North-East last month.

Varsity students form breakaway group
Chandigarh, September 7
The Panjab University Students Association was formed as a breakaway group of the existing Panjab University Students Union at a press conference here today. Interestingly, PUSA came into being at a time when student elections to the council were only a fortnight away.

TTTI annual function held
Chandigarh September 7
The 34th annual day of the Technical Teachers Training Institute, Sector 26, was celebrated at the institute here today. The highlight of the celebrations was the prize distribution ceremony in which four polytechnics of the region were awarded for being adjudged the best polytechnics for the year 2000-2001 and some students of the institute were given special prizes by the chief guest Dr S.K. Sharma, Director PGI.

Paper reading contest at GCG-11
Chandigarh, September 7
The NSS unit of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, in association with the literary and debating society of the college organised an intra-college paper reading contest as part of the Literacy Day celebrations here today

Re-evaluation results
Chandigarh, September 7
Re-evaluation results of BBA (II), BCA (I) and MA economics (II) examinations held by Panjab University in April-June 2001 have been declared.


Recruitment of women constables stayed
Chandigarh, September 7
Issuing notice of motion on a petition filed by six women special police officers, Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed further proceedings on the basis of an advertisement for direct recruitment of women constables in the Punjab Police.

  • Bhullar’s plea admitted

  • Anti-Chautala plea dismissed with costs

  • Don’t fill PGI Professor’s post

Court without lift, visitors uneasy
Chandigarh, September 7
Hundreds of daily visitors at the District Courts here have been facing a inconvenience due to the non-availability of a lift. They have to climb up 84 stairs to attend their cases at the new court building.

Notice to MUL, dealer
Chandigarh, September 7
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued a notice to Modern Automobile, Industrial Area, and Maruti Udyog Limited for November 2 on the complaint filed by a resident of Panchkula.



Art finds space in city centre
Chandigarh, September 7
It can well be termed as an effort to instill life into the dead concrete of Sector 17, which has always been about commercial buildings and commercial activities. Now right in the heart of the city centre, there is one sure recluse in the shape of a small art gallery perched on the top of Studio 17.

Impressive presentation of various craftsImpressive presentation of various crafts
SAS Nagar, September 7
Students of the fashion design course of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology here made an impressive presentation of various crafts of Punjab today. Stalls were put up by eight groups of students who had visited various places in the state and met local craftspersons. The crafts covered included phulkari, bagh, jutti, durries, musical instruments, wood inlay, manji peerha, jewellery, pottery, toys, traditional costumes, basketry and sarkanda and leather craft.


280 students donate blood
Chandigarh, September 7
More than 280 students of DAV College, Sector 10, donated blood at a blood donation camp held on the college premises here today. The camp was organised by the college in collaboration with the Medical Institute Branch of the State Bank of India.

Workshop on neonatalogy today
Chandigarh, September 7
A Continuing Medical Education programme-cum-workshop on “Updates on neonatalogy for paediatrician’’ will be conducted by the neonatal unit of the Department of Paediatrics, PGI, tomorrow for the Punjab Health Systems Corporation with a view to improve neonatal care and mortality rate for Punjab.



Parminder, Kirandeep, Yadwinder excel
Chandigarh, September 7

Parminder Singh, a student of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, won three gold medals in the swimming meet, organised by the UT Sports Department, which concluded at Government Yoga Centre swimming pool, Sector 23, here this evening. The other swimmers who bagged three medals each included Kirandeep Kaur and Yadwinder Rawat. Winners were given Rs 100, runnersup Rs 75 and third place holders Rs 50.

Kirandeep Kaur, winner of the 100 metres open freestyle (left), and Uday Grewal, winner of the 50 metres butterfly
Kirandeep Kaur, winner of the 100 metres open freestyle (left), and Uday Grewal, winner of the 50 metres butterfly, at the swimming meet at Government Yoga Centre, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— Tribune photographs


Mayor takes stock of development projects
Chandigarh, September 7
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, today visited various parts of the city to take stock of the pace of the ongoing development works of the Municipal Corporation. Accompanied by senior officials of the MC, she visited the Sector 26 Transport Area, Manimajra, Industrial Area, Phase I, Ram Darbar; New Grain Market and the Waterworks in Sector 39. 

PUDA fetches 3.97 cr in auction
SAS Nagar, September 7
A two-day auction of sites in bulk material market in Sector 65-A here ended today. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has earned Rs 3.97 crore by selling 22 sites out of the 110 sites put under hammer. The sites were for general, timber, iron and marble trades.Top

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