Monday, September 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Vengaboys boom into city’s heart
Chandigarh, September 16
Music can be strange at times. Where on the one hand it soothes the seething senses, on the other it unwraps a lot of hidden wildness. It was the latter form of music at work in the Sector 17 Circus Grounds today, where the comparatively-dormant crowd of the city beautiful donned a metro-look and threw all inhibitions to air... just to keep pace with the fast music of the greatest party animals in the world — the Vengaboys.

DEADLY ON STAGE: Vengaboys, the Spanish pop group comprising Kim, Denice, Roy and Yorick, are captured in a rocking pose on the stage of Circus Ground in Sector 17 during the Pepsi Vengaboys concert on Sunday. DEADLY ON STAGE: Vengaboys, the Spanish pop group comprising Kim, Denice, Roy and Yorick, are captured in a rocking pose on the stage of Circus Ground in Sector 17 during the Pepsi Vengaboys concert on Sunday.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

PGI to start cornea retrieval plan
Chandigarh, September 16
To enhance retrieval of corneas from the deceased, the PGI is all set to implement the Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP) in the institute.

Agenda for PU Senate meeting
Chandigarh, September 16
The Panjab University senate will take up a voluminous 400 page agenda for discussion in its forthcoming meeting on September 30.



This is what remains after a fire broke out in a readymade garments showroom at Sector 11 in Panchkula on Sunday. Panchkula showroom gutted
Panchkula, September 16
Goods worth Rs 60 lakh were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a showroom in Sector 11, here this morning. Short circuiting is suspected to be the cause of the fire which was brought under control after nearly two hours after it broke out.

This is what remains after a fire broke out in a readymade garments showroom at Sector 11 in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

VSNL help sought in hacking case
Chandigarh, September 16
The first-ever case of cyber crime detected in the city almost a fortnight ago is still hanging fire with Punjab Communications Limited (Puncom) having referred the case to Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL).

Need for review of Constitution: ex-CJ
Chandigarh, September 16
Justice Rama Jois, a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, said today that there was a need for review of the Constitution. Delivering the key-note address at the Adhivakta Parishad Punjab and Chandigarh State conference this morning, Justice Rama Jois said Article 45, which incorporated a directive to the state to provide free primary education for all citizens till the age of 14, had not been effectively implemented.

3 girls, 2 pimps arrested
SAS Nagar, September 16
In a swoop this evening, the local police arrested three girls and two pimps, allegedly running flesh trade, from a house in Phase 3B II here. The girls in their early 20s hail from Silliguri in Assam and Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh. This is the second time within a week when the police has arrested girls and pimps involved in flesh trade.

HOW many in the city are aware of Shanti Marg? Perhaps not many. The reason is that this new road, portions of which have dual carriageways and which runs from 3 Base Repair Depot to the Sector 38 and Sector 38-West intersection, is yet to be officially christened.
  • Selection grade
  • No houses
  • Bright spark
  • Leaders?
  • Dumping park
  • Vengaboys craze
  • On strike
  • Organic farming
  • Half-day
  • Life goes on
  • No takers
  • Symposium


Haryana telecom subscribers allege discrimination
Chandigarh, September 16
Telephone subscribers who want to be linked to Haryana are being discriminated against by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) with their capital not being linked on the local dialing service at cheaper rates.

Woman killed in freak accident
Chandigarh, September 16
A woman was killed in a freak accident in Sector 11 here when she got strangulated after her dupatta got entangled in a wheel of a rickshaw.

‘I would like to re-contest poll’
Chandigarh, September 16
The city Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, a social activist, founder president of the International Sikh Women’s Forum and president of Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy, won the 1996 MC elections as a Shiromani Akali Dal ( Badal) candidate from ward No. 9, comprising southern Sectors 34, 35 and 44 by a big margin. Excerpts of an interview:

Bansal promises Rs 10 lakh for UT villages
Chandigarh, September 16
The local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, today visited Daria, Mauli Jagran and Kishangarh villages and took stock of various works for which recommendations had been made from his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MALADS).


Robbery accused surrenders
Chandigarh, September 16
The fifth accused in the Sector 35 robbery, Ranbir Singh Bunny, has surrendered before the police.


Provide alternate sites: shopkeepers
SAS Nagar, September 16
Shopkeepers of the market at Lambian village have urged the Punjab Government to provide them alternate shops before demolishing their shops in the village. They said they were ready to purchase sites at the bulk material market in Sector 65-A here at the reserved price. The period of paying the instalments should be extended, they pleaded.


A banner battle on the Panjab University campus colours a girls' hostel building as student elections draw near. —Tribune photo

SPIC centre to start functioning today
Chandigarh, September 16
Chances are, it is the snazziest place in town to learn computers. And considering the style and environment, may be the most economical too.

Party fissures plugged for PU polls
Chandigarh, September 16
All major student organisations on the Panjab University campus have developed internal fissures which are being plugged to present a fortified look before the forthcoming elections to the PU Campus Students Council.

Principals attend NCTE workshop
Chandigarh, September 16
The National Council for Teacher Education, (NCTE), New Delhi, organised a one-day information and communication technology workshop at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy interact with 97-year-old Bira Bai at the Oldage Home.Tiny tots regale oldage home inmates
Chandigarh, September 16
Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy, Sector 34-C, visited Oldage Home, Sector 15, here today. They gave handprinted cards to the inmates of the home.

Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy interact with 97-year-old Bira Bai at the Oldage Home, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tiwari

120 given stationery sets
SAS Nagar, September 16
Under a project ‘Sayhog 2001’ for needy students, the local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a function at Government Senior Secondary School in Phase III B0-1 here recently. As many as 120 students, including 12 handicapped students of fourth and fifth level class of different government primary schools were given a stationery set each.


Japanese film festival opens today
Chandigarh, September 16
A festival of Japanese films is starting here tomorrow. Masayuki Takahashi, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, said this here today.


Rare surgery at local hospital
Panchkula, September 16
Performing a rare surgery on a 48-year-old resident of Sector 18, Chandigarh, yesterday at Kaiser Hospital, Dr M.S. Ganesh, Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology from Delhi, said the procedure of specialised management of very small breast lesions called ‘Mammographic needle localisation and surgical removal’, had been introduced at the hospital.


Gurnoor shines in single sculls
Chandigarh, September 16
Gurnoor Kang in the girls section and Praveen Kumar in the men’s section emerged winners in the single scull event in the one-day Chandigarh Rowing Championship held here today at Sukhna Lake. The meet was organised by the Chandigarh Rowing Association. Ms Neeru Nanda, Advisor to the UT Administrator, gave away the prizes, Mr T.C. Gupta, president of the CRA, was also present on the occasion.


CTU leads state transport units, earns Rs 8.2 cr
Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has made a profit of Rs 8.2 crore before tax for the year 2000-2001.Top

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