Saturday, September 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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UT bans bags made of recycled plastic
Chandigarh, September 14
The UT Administration today placed a ban on the use of carrybags or containers made of recycled plastic, irrespective of their thickness, for purpose of storing, carrying, dispensing and packaging of foodstuffs in the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Master chef in judge’s robes
Chandigarh, September 14
Luring aroma rising from sizzling Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Punjabi delicacies filled the air as 120 contestants participated in the Khana Khazana cookery contest in a Sector 24 hotel here today.

Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor and the other judges taste the food at the Khana Khazana Cookery Contest in a Sector 24 hotel, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor and the other judges taste the food at the Khana Khazana Cookery Contest in a Sector 24 hotel, Chandigarh, on Friday.




US attacks: identification ‘gigantic task’
Chandigarh, September 14
Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington have unveiled a new phenomenon in terrorism where a group of motivated persons volunteers to embrace death besides claiming the lives of a large number of innocent people, says Dr P. Chandra Sekharan, one of the top forensic scientist of the country.

Hindi Divas celebrated
Chandigarh, September 14
‘‘The number of native languages has reduced to a meagre 325 as compared to their number of 1,653 in 1947,’’ informed Mr A.S. Dhaliwal, Vice-Principal, Government College of Education, Sector 20, addressing students of the college on occasion of Hindi Divas.

A dream come true for handicapped kids
Chandigarh, September 14
Excitement was writ large on the faces of 2o odd mentally challenged children of Sadhna Institute for mentally handicapped, Mani Majra, as they went on the rooftop to take a ride in the Hop-on-Hop-Off bus of CITCO today.


Ice cream takes the cake
When it comes to desserts, ice-cream is the ever favourite, universally liked by both kids and grown-ups, all through the year. More so, if it’s not the winter season. And, Baskin Robbins outlets in Chandigarh’s Sectors 17 and 35 are likely to be the favourite of many ice-cream lovers for the variety of the creamy stuff, desserts and drinks they offer. Scoops of the international brand can be had in cups’n cones, in the form of sundaes and special drinks in the form of floats, sodas or regulars.

Rain brings down temperature
Chandigarh, September 14
A brief spell of rain, brought down the temperature in the city and adjoining areas here today. According to the weather office, 3 mm of rainfall, which was accompanied by a duststorm, was recorded in Chandigarh.

Milky rain: It wasn’t milk that was flowing through city streets on Friday after the afternoon downpour. Somehow the rainwater, much to the amazement of residents, acquired a milky hue. — Photo Karam Singh

 Milky rain

Soulful renderings by Mubarak Ali
Chandigarh, September 14
Mubarak Ali from Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) gave soulful renderings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s compositions besides folk songs at a show in Punjab Kala Bhavan here today. Ali began the evening with “Satguru Nanak Pargatiya”. He covered his head to lend grace to the occasion. The evening began with a resolution of the arts council decrying the ghastly terrorist acts in the USA.

Relay fast by JCT employees
SAS Nagar, September 14
Members of two employees’ unions of JCT Electronics here began a relay fast to press for the payment of their salaries and revival of normal production. Eleven employees, including the president of the JCT Electronics Workers Union, Mr K.B. Sharma, and president of the JCT Employees Union, Mr Adesh Tyagi, went on fast. Mr Ram Krishan Sharma, general secretary of the workers union, said the management had invested the profits earned here by employees at JCT in the Baroda unit of the company. This was a big fraud played on the workers.


Education board issues same roll numbers
Dera Bassi, September 14
Six class X students were reportedly issued identical roll numbers for supplementary examinations being conducted by the Punjab School Education Boards. The students found this in the examination hall of Government High School, here today when they went to appear for their examinations here today.


Excise Commissioner told to appear in court
Chandigarh, September 14
Coming down heavily on the Excise and Taxation authorities for not refunding money to a trader on the pretext of misplacing the record, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Punjab’s Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner P.S. Sher-gill to appear in the court along with the relevant record “to show that the averments made in the written statement were correct”.

  • Allotment of tender
  • Notice issued on FIR

RI for two PGI employees
Chandigarh, September 14
Two employees of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research have been convicted on the charges of criminal conspiracy, corruption and a criminal breach of the trust by the Special Judge for CBI cases. Sources in the CBI informed that the two employees, Shiv Kumar and Prithvi Singh, have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year and fined earlier this week.

Tenant given 3 months to vacate premises
Chandigarh, September 14
Granting a Sector 22 doctor here three months’ time to vacate the premises he was occupying as a tenant, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement today ruled that the initial onus of proving bona fide necessity was upon the landlord.

Jerath granted bail
Chandigarh, September 14
Chandigarh’s former Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath was today granted bail by Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation way back in January 1998.


Students of the National Institute of Fashion Design at a theme dance party to welcome Vengaboys to the city
Students of the National Institute of Fashion Design at a theme dance party to welcome Vengaboys to the city, in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

In expectation of Vengaboys
The Vengaboys wave swept the city although after the terrorist attacks on the USA, there were apprehensions about the Pepsi-sponsored Vengaboys concerts in six Indian cities including Chandigarh. The fears were, however, dispelled when DNA Network, organisers of the show, declared that the international Dutch pop group was going ahead with its programmes in India. After halting in Ahmedabad, the foursome will rock the city on Sunday.


A ward of happiness
Chandigarh, September 14
Ailing children and their parents share a happy moment with the staff of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Department of the PGI in Chandigarh. For little patients admitted to the Gastroenterology Ward of the PGI, there is something beyond doctors, vaccines, nurses and needles. Nurses and the other staff of the ward have decorated a separate ward room in bright colours to keep ailing children in good spirits.

Ailing children and their parents share a happy moment with the staff of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Department of the PGI in Chandigarh. — Photo Pradeep Tewari.

Joint action plan to fight malaria
Chandigarh, September 14
The inter-state border meeting, which concluded today, formulated a joint action plan to take coordinated measures for synchronising the remedial measures for control of malaria vector.


Top positions for DAV athletics
Chandigarh, September 14
Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School, Sector 11, Panchkula, clinched overall positions in both boys and girls section in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan zonal athletics meet (Chandigarh and Panchkula zone) here today at Panchkula.

  • Youth basketball meet

  • Selection trials

  • DP Azad cricket trophy

  • Soccer awareness campaign


MCC earmarks funds for various projects
Chandigarh, September 14
The Finance and Contract Committee (F and CC) of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today passed an estimate for Rs 5.61 lakh for the construction of additional concrete pavements with lighting arrangements in the Sector 36 Fragrance Garden.

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