Wednesday, September 12, 2001,
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Robbers loot cash, jewellery worth 4 lakh
9 persons, including women, beaten up; pall of gloom in Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, September 11
Close on the heels of a robbery at a milk plant near Lalru village yesterday, an armed gang of masked robbers struck at a house in Swarswati Vihar Colony early this morning, attacked nine persons, including three members of a family, and their relatives and robbed them at gunpoint of cash, valuables and garments worth Rs 4 lakh.

Mr Anwar Hussain and Mr Mohammad Salim, who were injured in the looting incident at Dera Bassi early on Tuesday and (right) a fingerprint expert examines a blood-stained room of the house. 
— Photos Karam Singh

Watchman murdered in Industrial Area tractor spare-parts unit
Panchkula, September 11
A 53-year-old watchman was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in the EEE and CEE Pressuring Limited, a tractor spare parts manufacturing unit located in Industrial Area, Phase I, this morning.



2,000 cops roped in to check rising crime
Chandigarh, September 11
The city police has drawn nearly 2000 cops from various units to combat the crime wave which has engulfed Chandigarh. Sub-Divisional Police Officers, Deputy Superintendents of Police, Inspectors, Sub Inspectors, ASIs and other cops have been deployed. and Home Guards have been deployed in various parts of the city.

Phase 5 robbery was planned: police
SAS Nagar, September 11
The white Maruti car with fake registration No HR-03-0074, which was used by three youths in yesterday’s robbery in Phase 5 here, was stolen from the parking area in front of hotels in Sector 35 in the late hours on September 9.

DSOI handed over to Army
Chandigarh, September 11
The control over the Defence Services Officers Institute in Sector 36 here has been given to defence officers. The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today passed orders of handing over control of the DSOI to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command, Chandi Mandir.

MCC poll in December
Chandigarh, September 11
The elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held in December, but the dates are yet to be finalised by the Administration. An indication to this effect was given by the Joint Election Commissioner, Mr D.M. Khaneta, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Draft list of polling stations, voters within 15 days
Chandigarh, September 11
The State Election Commision will finalise the draft list of the polling stations and voters for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections in the next 15 days. Genuine objections and claims filed by political leaders and candidates will be entertained till the last day.

Student bodies’ poll on Sept 21
Chandigarh, September 11
The elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council and students councils of the affiliated colleges in the city will be held on September 21, informed highly placed sources in the university. Sources in the local Police Department also confirmed the date.



Spurs suggested to protect Panchkula ext
Panchkula, September 11
To regulate the water flow in the Ghaggar and prevent inundation of sectors in the Panchkula extension, a special team of the Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee, which came visiting the town recently, has designed bunds to contain the damage caused by the monsoons.

Sector Scan
City’s most populous sector
One of the most thickly populated sectors of the city, Sector 20, continues to be dogged by problems. The sector, which houses people from different walks of life from Class IV employees to Class I officers, to businessmen, is truly cosmopolitan in character with people of all religions living here. 

Sec 43 residents against auto mechanics’ booths
Chandigarh, September 11
Even as the UT Administration’s decision to allot an alternative site to auto mechanics in the vicinity of the Sector 43 residential area waits to take shape, residents of the area are up in arms against the authorities concerned. 

Lax security at IAF station cause of concern
Chandigarh, September 11
Hectic preparations and construction activity for the forthcoming Presidential Review at the Air Force Station have apparently created several chinks in the station’s security set-up, with the matter becoming a major issue with the IAF authorities here.

Order on defence pension
Chandigarh, September 11
Defence pension disbursing authorities have been directed by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) to take suo motu action for revising pension of ex-servicemen without waiting for any application from the pensioners concerned.



20-yr-old commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 11
A 20-year-old youth committed suicide at his residence in Burail village after he failed in exams. It is learnt that Bunty was a student of the local Industrial Training Institute. Ashamed of his failure in the examination, he reportedly hung himself from the hook of the ceiling fan. He was staying in Saini Mohalla in Burail.

Five held for snatching money
Chandigarh, September 11
The police has arrested five persons after they snatched a sum of Rs 1500 from a resident of Hallo Majra today. According to the information available, the accused were arrested following an alarm raised by the victim and a number of people gathered at the spot.



Homoeo students’ fate hangs in balance
Chandigarh, September 11
The future of more than 200 students of the Sector 26 Homoeopathic Medical College hangs in the balance as they wait for a nod for affiliation from the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. The college is, at present, affiliated to the Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Punjab.

Kids celebrate Red Colour Day
Chandigarh, September 11
Children of the K.B.D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, here celebrated Red Colour Day today. The day was celebrated to inculcate team spirit among the students.
Give me red
Give me red: Students of KBDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, during the Red Colour Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

PU hostel residents lodge complaint
Chandigarh, September 11
Residents of Boys Hostel No 4 of Panjab University met the Dean Students Welfare here today to lodge a complaint against the local police for their alleged ‘‘rude’’ behaviour with some of the hostel residents yesterday.

Essay contest
Chandigarh, September 11
The Government College for Men, Sector 11, in collaboration with the UT Administration organised a UT-level essay writing competition on national integration and communal harmony here today. As many as 54 students from 11 colleges participated in the competition. 

300 participate in road show
Chandigarh, September 11
300 students of DAV College Sector 10, participated in a road show here yesterday to promote the two-day IT and management festival being hosted by the college on September 18 and 19.

70 take part in recipe contest
Chandigarh, September 11
The second day of the best recipe contest ended in the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, here today. More than 70 students of the institute participated in the contest, which was organised by the institute in collaboration with Nestle.

One-act play competition
Chandigarh, September 11
A one-act play competition was held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. Students from classes IV to VII participated in the play. There were six plays enacted by the students in English, Hindi and Punjabi.


Hand over rape case probe to CBI: HC
Chandigarh, September 11
Taking up a petition alleging inaction by the police, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Jalandhar’s Senior Superintendent of Police and other respondents to hand over the investigation of a rape case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • BDPO, SDM summoned

  • Bail plea rejected

  • ‘File affidavit on plant emission’

Dowry case against Barnala adjourned
Chandigarh, September 11
The dowry case filed against Mr Surjit Singh Barnala and his other family members by her daughter-in-law Parveshbir Kaur was today adjourned by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, till October 4.

Appeal against forum order
Chandigarh, September 11
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has allowed the appeal filed by Kansal Rural Cooperative House Building Limited against the order passed by the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II.



Photo exhibition from today
Chandigarh, September 11
A five-day all-India exhibition on photography will open here at Punjab Kala Bhavan on September 12. The exhibition is being organised by a group of photo enthusiasts, known as ‘’friends of photography’’, and will be inaugurated by the Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister, Mr S.Y. Quraishi.

Tabla magic, ghazal miracle
Chandigarh, September 11

After a power-packed ‘jugalbandi’ on tabla by two young maestros, the evening in Pracheen Kala Kendra here took a lighter turn with soothing ghazals by Arshad Khan Choudhry.

Arshad Khan Choudhry sings a ghazal
Arshad Khan Choudhry sings a ghazal and Amjad Khan Choudhry plays on the tabla at Bhaskar Rao Stadium in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Conference on surgical oncology from Sept 21
Panchkula, September 11
A national conference on surgical oncology, a surgical speciality dealing with cancer, along with an international seminar on current trends in oncology, will be organised from September 21 to 23 at the HMT Auditorium, Pinjore.

Joint plan to combat malaria
Chandigarh, September 11
A three-day meeting of health officials from nine northern Indian states will begin here tomorrow to develop, among other things, a joint action plan for effective malaria control in the region.



Watch the surface, not the shuttlecock
Chandigarh, September 11
The three-court Badminton Hall in Sector 42 that was opened about 13 years ago, has its wooden surface in shambles because the UT Engineering Department has been neglecting its maintenance.
Damaged wooden surfaces of courts in the Sector 42 Badminton Hall continue to make playing unsafe for players.
Damaged wooden surfaces of courts in the Sector 42 Badminton Hall continue to make playing unsafe for players. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

KB DAV-7 win gymnastics championship
Chandigarh, September 11
KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, bagged the overall championship in gymnastics in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Gymnastics Tournament-2001 held at Sports Complex, Sector 7. DAV Public School, Thermal colony, Panipat, got the second place while third place went to CL Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7 Chandigarh.


PUDA’s dual policy in developing parks
SAS Nagar, September 11
Beautification of green belts by the horticulture wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority appears to be restricted to certain areas if the development of parks in Sector 70 here was any indication. Residents of the area accuse the horticulture wing of adopting a dual policy in developing green belts.

Protect children’s rights: Jacob
Chandigarh, September 11
There is a need to start a global movement to protect the rights of children. The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), said this while inaugurating the ‘Regional Conference on Global Movement of Children and Emerging Issues of Concern’ here today.Top

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