Tuesday, September 11, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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Rs 6.69 lakh robbed from milk unit
Employees ‘hand-in-glove’ with robbers
Lalru, September 10
Three unidentified masked men robbed Rs 6.69 lakh at gunpoint from the cashier of a milk processing unit of Gholumajra village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near here, early today. However, the factory management claims that the robbers decamped with more than Rs 10 lakh.

1.50 lakh snatched in broad daylight
SAS Nagar, September 10Minutes after the robbery of Rs 1.50 lakh from the Phase V market in SAS Nagar on Monday.
A youth in his mid-twenties snatched a packet containing Rs 1.50 lakh and a cheque worth Rs 2,529 from an employee of a local gas agency near the Phase V branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank here today.
Minutes after the robbery of Rs 1.50 lakh from the Phase V market in SAS Nagar on Monday, the stolen Maruti car used as getaway vehicle and bearing a fake registration no. HR-03-0047, was found abandoned behind Industrial Area, Phase VIII. The robbers escaped in Sarkanda grass, seen in the picture. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan



Crime wave alarms citizens, law-enforcers
Chandigarh, September 10
A spate of thefts, burglaries, robberies and snatchings in and around Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar in recent days has alarmed citizens and law-enforcers alike.

No ‘dramatic improvement’ in Indo-Pak ties likely
Chandigarh, September 10
“I do not see much hope of any dramatic improvement in Indo-Pak relations,” says Prof Prithvi Nath Dhar, a leading economist and former Adviser as well Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.

Jealous scientists tried to ‘undermine’ Pokhran II success
Dr Raja RamannaChandigarh, September 10
It was jealousy, according to Dr Raja Ramanna, nuclear scientist and now a Rajya Sabha MP, which had led a section of Indian scientists to undermine the success of the Pokhran II test carried out in 1998. He said though it was well known that some Indian scientists were against the bomb on moral grounds, yet they were unexpectedly willing to twist scientific truths and subvert other Indian scientists on flimsy grounds.

Administration told to notify ban on polythene bags
Chandigarh, September 10
Taking a serious view of the menace caused by polythene bags in the city, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Chandigarh Administration to issue appropriate notification or orders banning the manufacture and use of coloured and recycled bags for carrying foodstuff.

The CTU bus that rammed into a stationary Army truck at Airport Chowk on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Monday. ‘Drunk’ driver rams CTU bus into truck, 1 hurt
Chandigarh, September 10
The driver of an Army truck was injured when a CTU bus hit the stationary truck on a roadside near Airport Chowk here today.

The CTU bus that rammed into a stationary Army truck at Airport Chowk on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Don’t dispossess villagers: HC
Chandigarh, September 10
Issuing directions against dispossessing Jasmer Singh of Sohana and other petitioners in the extension of SAS Nagar case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that other proceedings in the matter would go on but would be subject to the final decision of the writ petition.Illistration by Sandeep Joshi

Raids on cable operators’ premises
Panchkula, September 10
The party seems virtually over for the residents glued to their television sets awaiting the latest Bollywood releases aired by the cable networks across the city. It will not happen for now with the police playing spoilsport and scuttling all such attempts by initiating a series of surprise raids on the “dens” of cable operators which air these movies in violation of the Copyright Act.

Non-functional barriers costing Admn dear
Chandigarh, September 10
The delay in making barriers functional at the Sector 26 Grain Market is costing the Chandigarh Administration dear. It is allegedly incurring losses amounting to several lakhs of rupees per month on account of the evasion of market committee fee and sales tax by unscrupulous traders.


SAD seeks 8 seats for MC poll
Chandigarh, September 10
While the BJP is still looking up to its party high command for all party-level decisions pertaining to the forthcoming MC elections, its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), has already started staking its claim with regard to tickets and ward allocation in these elections.

Members of the Mitrapara Youth Mountaineer and Culture Association of West BengalBengal tigers conquer summit
Chandigarh, September 10
A Bengali mountaineering group comprising two women climbed the 21,852-foot-high Chamsar Kangri Peak in the Laddakh region.

Members of the Mitrapara Youth Mountaineer and Culture Association of West Bengal, who conquered the 21,852-foot-high Chamsar Kangri Peak of Laddakh.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Designing exclusive jewellery
Gone are the days when you had to depend on the goldsmith to make your necklace or a bangle imitating a design borrowed from a neighbour. Now there are people to suggest you a design for your jewellery to suit your age and personality.

Hawking juice in the streets
The unauthorised juice sellers are a headache for the regular juice shops in the city markets as they cut into the sales of the regular shops.

Petrol stations in green belt
Meeting the demand of the public for more petrol stations has not gone down well with the residents since the Haryana Urban Development Authority is planning to allot petrol pumps in the green belt.

Panel against 4th floor construction
Chandigarh, September 10
The general body meeting of the MIG Residents Welfare Association, Sector 46-C, today resolved not to support the construction of an extra fourth floor in the sector.

Nominations for awards invited
Panchkula, September 10
The Department of Women and Child Development, Haryana, has invited nominations for Stree Shakti Puruskars by September 30.


15-yr-old girl commits suicide
Panchkula, September 10
A 15-year-old girl, Praveen, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her room here in the afternoon.




Prof V.N. Datta‘History can’t be written with preconceived notions’
Chandigarh, September 10
“History is ruthless and fiercely objective, it has no idols, no darlings. The only idol of history is truth and to seek that truth, to scrutinise and analyse it objectively is the biggest challenge facing students and teachers of history today.” This was stated by Prof V.N. Datta, a well-known historian, in a lecture organised in the Department of History, Panjab University, here today.

Moral values stressed upon at seminar
Chandigarh, September 10
A teacher must inculcate moral values in her life first and only then will he or she be in a position to help others build and strengthen moral values among students. This was stated by Ms Swadesh Sharma, secretary, Dev Samaj, while delivering the keynote address at the one-day seminar-cum-workshop on moral values for educators of Dev Samaj institutions held at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Course in Sanskrit concludes
Chandigarh, September 10
A refresher course in Sanskrit for college and university teachers organised and sponsored by Academic Staff College, Panjab University, concluded in the ICSSR complex here today.

Its all pots and pans for students of the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42.Best recipe contest
Chandigarh, September 10
The two-day long best recipe contest started at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, here today.

Its all pots and pans for students of the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, at the Nestle best recipe competition held in the institute in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

8 teachers honoured
Chandigarh, September 10
Eight teachers from different schools were honoured by the Lions Club Chandigarh Rose in the Sector 33 Government Model Senior Secondary School here today.

8 students get scholarships
Chandigarh, September 10
Eight city students were awarded National Talent Search scholarships by the State Institute of Education, Sector 32.

E-commerce quiz at MCM DAV
Chandigarh, September 10
An e-commerce quiz was held in the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today. The college has formed a quiz club and this was its first organising effort.

Declamation contest 
Chandigarh, September 10
The English literary society of Government College, Sector 46, organised an inter-class declamation contest in the college here today.


Vigilance Jt Director summoned
Chandigarh, September 10
Taking up a petition alleging supply of old books in new covers to government schools in Punjab at higher rates, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked Joint Director of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau to be appear in court along with the record on September 28.

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Consumer court to rescue of Golden Forest investors
Chandigarh, September 10
A consumer court has come to the rescue of the investors in various schemes floated by Golden Forest. The court has issued a notice to the chairman and managing director of the company, R. K. Syal, in connection with 44 cases filed against him for November 29 and in connection with a few cases for October 29.


Punjab meets West in Sardool’s album
Chandigarh, September 10
Punjabi singer Sardool Sikandar was at the Press Club today for the promotion of his album ‘Haiya Ho’.

Punjabi song album
Chandigarh, September 10
Preet Brar, an upcoming Punjabi singer, today released his first Punjabi eight-song album, Nachdi Nachdi Aa, at the Chandigarh Press Club.


Move to set up fund on AIIMS pattern
Chandigarh, September 10
The PGI Purchase Department has proposed to set up a Rs 15 crore revolving fund to help the public use cardiology, cardio-thoracic and ophthalmology services. The fund will be spent on manpower and material.

CGHS dispensary in city
Chandigarh, September 10
The Union Health Ministry has sanctioned a Central Government health scheme (CGHS) dispensary for extending medical facilities to the serving and retired Central Government employees stationed in the city. An order to this effect was issued by the ministry today, sources said.

Docs speak on ‘nutrition and goodness of eggs’
Chandigarh, September 10
The Indian Medical Association in collaboration with the National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) today organised a lecture on “Nutrition and goodness of eggs” at IMA Hall in Sector 35.

PGI OTs reopened
Chandigarh, September 10
The operation theatre complex on the fifth floor of the PGI, which was closed on September 3 for maintenance work, started functioning today. The eight operation theatres on the fifth floor had remained closed for most of the period during the past one and a half months, leading to the postponement of many surgical operations.

Spreading awareness about HIV
SAS Nagar
The local unit of the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) is one of the prominent non-government organisations active in the town and its surrounding areas in promoting sexual and reproductive rights and health.


Body-building meet from Sept 16
Chandigarh, September 10
The second Inter-club body-building championship will be organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Body-Building Association from September 16 to 18 at DAV College Auditorium, Sector 10. Two international body-builders, Ramakant and Hardeep Singh will also provide motivation to budding youngsters, said Mr Sunil Walia, president of the association. The weighing-in and pre-judging will be held on September 16 at 4 pm at the venue. The weight categories to be conducted vary between 55 kg and 75 kg weight categories.


Mayor’s meeting a damp squib
Chandigarh, September 10
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, called an informal meeting with the councillors today to solicit their cooperation, suggestions and guidelines so as to give shape to future projects, complete pending works under ward development funds and execute other major decisions taken by the civic body.

MC, Administration in active mode
100 jhuggis evicted, 15 structures pulled down
Chandigarh, September 10
In a joint effort, the enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation today removed about 15 illegal structures which had come up on land acquired by the Administration, besides evicting about 100 jhuggis which had sprung up inside a community centre in Industrial Area Phase I.

A JCB machine demolishes unauthorised structures in Raipur Khurd village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Monday.
A JCB machine demolishes unauthorised structures in Raipur Khurd village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Monday. — Photo Karam Singh

Post Offices to sell passport forms
Chandigarh, September 10
A scheme whereby passport forms can be deposited in Post Offices was inaugurated here today. A total of 11 Speed Post Centres in Punjab and Chandigarh have been identified initially where the scheme was started.

Information technology team of UP in city
Chandigarh, September 10
It maybe a day the Information Technology Department of the Chandigarh Administration will not forget in a hurry. A team of top IT officials from Uttar Pradesh today came visiting to study the work done in the field of IT by Chandigarh Administration. The work on IT had started about an year-and-a-half ago.

CTU to seek help of Telco, Leyland
Chandigarh, September 10
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will approach automobile majors TELCO and Ashok Leyland and seek a report on the maintenance and operations of the three CTU workshops.

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