Thursday, September 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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‘A lot many Indians may have died in attacks on US cities’
Chandigarh, September 12
For Mr R.K. Sethi, a retired Telecom Department officer of Chandigarh, and his wife, Savita, it was an unforgettable night-long nightmare. 

F&CC meeting to take up vital issues
Chandigarh, September 12
The Finance and Contract Committee meeting on September 14 will take up vital issues of supplying tertiary treated water for irrigation of various open spaces in the city and payment of enhanced compensation for the acquisition of 61.21 acres of land at NAC, Mani Majra, besides other items. 



How do you recycle ‘plastic’ ban order?
Chandigarh, September 12
The order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, directing the Chandigarh Administration to ban the manufacture and use of polythene bags, has put the Administration in a fix.

PUDA may restart land acquisition
SAS Nagar, September 12
In the light of the Punjab and Haryana High Court allowing the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to carry on its proceedings in the extension of SAS Nagar case subject to the final decision of the writ petition, PUDA is likely to start the stalled process of land acquisition of Sohana, Mauli Baidwan and other villages in the coming days.

HUDA removes encroachments
Panchkula, September 12
The enforcement wing of the Estate Office, Haryana Urban Development Authority, removed encroachments here today from a two-acre piece of land acquired by HUDA where a hot-mix plant was operating.

Panel to discuss electric buses project for city
Chandigarh, September 12
The city is likely to follow the pattern being followed by the Delhi Government for the ambitious Rs 120 crore electric trolley buses project. A high-level meeting of the Empowered Committee is to meet in Delhi tomorrow. The UT is exploring the possibility to have Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited to finance the project and be an equity partner. 

Panther ‘died’ in accident
Panchkula, September 12
The post-mortem report of the panther, which was found dead on the Kalka-Panchkula road near Saket in Pinjore last night, confirmed that it died in an accident.



Residents feel insecure after robberies
Dera Bassi, September 12
The police is still clueless about the two robberies, in which armed robbers looted cash and valuables worth Rs 10 lakh at gunpoint and left nine persons injured. On Monday, an armed gang of masked robbers broke into a milk-processing industry in Gholumajra village near Lalru, tied the cashier to a chair and looted Rs 6.69 lakh at gunpoint. 

CRUSH ON METERS: It was a unique experience for residents of Sector 35 as a heavy road roller was used to crush discarded, burnt or dis-used electricity meters in the sector here on Wednesday. About 8,000 meters, which had been rendered economically non-serviceable were crushed under the roller. These meters will be sold off as scrap, said the area Subdivisional Officer (SDO), Mr G.S. Mast. The meters had been lying as junk in various storehouses of the Electricity Department. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Students of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, wait for their turn to perform
Students of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, wait for their turn to perform in an intra-college dance competition in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

17 unions plan dharna on Oct 4
Chandigarh, September 12
Representatives of as many as 17 employee unions attended the working committee meeting of the co-ordination committee of the Government and MC Employees and Workers at Shanti Kunj here today.

Success Story
Woman triumphs over illiteracy and poverty
The story of Sharda Devi is a tale of struggle and final triumph over poverty and illiteracy. Sharda is now a neo-literate and she also manages to earn money with the skill she learnt as she was picking up the three Rs.

Council fails to auction carcass disposal work
SAS Nagar, September 12
The local Municipal Council is being compelled to dispose of animal carcasses on its own as it has failed to attract a contractor for the job. The carcasses, including those of stray dogs and cattle, are being dumped at the garbage disposal site near the milk plant. 

Row over nurses’ uniform goes on
The controversy over nursing officers in military hospitals donning olive green trousers and shirts refuses to die down. While the nurses are up in arms against the proposal to revert their uniform to white skirts and blouses, army doctors are unhappy at the nurses wearing a uniform similar to theirs.

‘Harassment’ over autopsy
Chandigarh, September 12
Shama Johari (30) could find peace neither during her brief married life, nor after death, allegedly at the hands of her husband and his family. Her mortal remains were taken back to Karnal late this evening , after both the PGI and the Sector 16 General Hospital refused to conduct post-mortem on her body.

Dirty canteen
The canteen in the district secretariat seems to give a low priority to hygiene and the disillusioned employees are slowly turning away from whatever little it has to offer. Started a few months ago on the persistent demand of the employees, the canteen, housed on the terrace of the secretariat is topped by a fibre glass sheet.

Burail prisoners want more channels
Chandigarh, September 12
Inmates of the Burail jail have demanded that they should have at least two more channels, including a news channel, on their cable TV network. They have moved an application in a special court in this regard. There are about 20 TV sets for about 430 inmates of this high-security prison.

Employees hold rallies, gate meetings
Chandigarh, September 12
Pursuant to a call given by the Federation of the UT Employees and Workers, employees of the Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation organised gate meetings and rallies outside their respective offices to mobilise workers and employees to participate in the proposed massive dharna on September 19 near the Matka Chowk in support of their long-pending demands.

Two injured in  jeep-car collision
Chandigarh, September 12
Two persons were severely injured tonight when a Mahendra jeep collided with a Maruti car on the inner road which falls between the Rose Garden and the Shanti Kunj.

Druckgrafen directory
Chandigarh, September 12
Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula yellow pages directory publisher Druckgrafen will bring out its similar directory for Punjab and Chandigarh in the first week of October.

Driver denies he was drunk
Chandigarh, September 12
Mr Gurmail Singh, a CTU driver No 363 (Depot No 3), here today denied that he was in a drunken state when the CTU bus he was driving hit an Army truck near the Air Force chowk as reported in a news item carried by Chandigarh Tribune on September 11 under the heading “Drunk driver rams CTU bus into truck, 1 hurt”.



No clue to murder found
Panchkula, September 12
The police is still groping in the dark in the watchman murder case and has sent the blood samples for laboratory examination. Sources in the Police Department said that four suspects in the Karam Chand murder case had been rounded up.

Truck driver arrested
Chandigarh, September 12
The local police yesterday arrested Som Nath, a resident of Patiala district, from near Motor Market, Mani Majra, here for driving a truck bearing the number plate of a tanker.


Woman Entrepreneur
From hobby to profession
Meeting Monica Sood is a treat in itself. Yummy plum cakes, chocolate gateau, French pies, and several other cakes and pies are what she loves to talk about, to think of and also to prepare. Be it a birthday bash or a Christmas party, Monica’s puddings and pies are something without which many find the occasion incomplete. “It’s a shop with concept where

‘Khana Khazana’ comes to city
Chandigarh, September 12
Khana Khazana, which has been running on Zee TV for the past eight years, comes to Chandigarh on September 14 and 15. The visit to the city by the Khana Khazana team, including Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, is part of a nationwide tour which is being undertaken by the show to celebrate its completion of 400 episodes on the channel. 



College affiliation issue to be taken up in Oct
Chandigarh, September 12
The issue related to affiliation of the Sector 26 Homeopathy Medical College of Chandigarh will be discussed by management board of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot at a meeting scheduled in the second week of October.

Nabha is SOPU’s nominee
Chandigarh, September 12
Electioneering in Panjab University started today with the Students Organisation of Panjab University declaring Santokhwinder Singh Nabha as its candidate for post of president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council.
Santokhwinder Singh Nabha, SOPU candidate for the post of president
Santokhwinder Singh Nabha, SOPU candidate for the post of president in the forthcoming Panjab University Campus Students Council elections, addresses a press conference at the Student’s Centre on the university campus in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 

City schools to have counselling centres
Chandigarh, September 12
For students feeling low and having no one to turn to for help and assistance, the UT Education Department is planning to set up counselling centres in city schools.


Pay 3 lakh to kin of encounter victim
Chandigarh, September 12
Nearly eight years after a Gurdaspur resident disappeared after being allegedly kidnapped by the police, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to his legal heirs.

  • Involve civic staff in pollution curbs

  • Stay on Ranga’s bail

Bail application rejected
Chandigarh, September 12
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by Vikas Tibrewal booked by the police after a huge quantity of liquor was found in an Industrial Area shed.



Photography exhibition opens
Chandigarh, September 12
A five-day All India Exhibition of Photography, displaying works of prominent photo artists of the country, was inaugurated at Punjab Kala Bhavan, here today. Photographers from all over the country had been invited to participate in the exhibition in which 2,550 entries were received. Speaking at the function, Mr Adit Aggarwal said that the exhibition had been organised by a group of photo enthusiasts known as “Friends of Photography” to promote photography in the region.


‘Focus on malaria, TB research’
SAS Nagar, September 12
“The pharmaceutical industry of India can become a potential international player if it focuses its energies on bulk drugs and intermediates,” said Prof M.M. Sharma, a former Director of the UDCT. 
Students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, who received degrees in SAS Nagar on Wednesday.
Students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, who received degrees in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Meeting to review malaria situation
Chandigarh, September 12
The inter-state border meeting to review malaria situation in the inter-state border areas and to develop an action plan for co-ordinated containment activities was today inaugurated by the DHS (UT), Dr Rameshwar Chander.

Power supply affected in PGI
Chandigarh, September 12
Power supply to the PGI was partially affected today in the evening when the hospital witnessed fluctuations for almost two hours.



GCG-11 win softball meet
Chandigarh, September 12
Government College for Girls, Sector 11, scored an impressive win over SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, at 14-13 in the Panjab University Inter-College Softball Championship (women) played here today. The scorers were: winners — Parul, Shikha, Taranjot, Rama, Regzin and Maninder (two each); losers — Ranjit-three, Jyoti, Poonam and Meenakshi — all two each.


Draft list of polling stations revised
Chandigarh, September 12
The State Election Commission today partially revised the draft list of polling stations for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections after scrutinising the objections filed in this regard. The objections filed by individuals and political parties pertaining to wards No: 19 and 20 were found to be of serious nature and were rectified accordingly.

Mayor for revival of sector meetings
Chandigarh, September 12
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, has in a letter written to the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), sought the revival of the sector-level committee meetings to ensure better liaison with the public and proper upkeep of the city.Top

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