Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Move to straighten UT-Mohali border
City may transfer 65 acres to SAS Nagar
Chandigarh, September 18
A move is afoot to straighten the zig-zag boundary of SAS Nagar with Chandigarh by mutual transfer of certain pockets of land. The move, believe PUDA officials, will allow an integrated development of the third phase sectors bordering Chandigarh.

Student rallies continue
Chandigarh, September 18
Despite a UT Administration order asking students to discontinue campaigning 72 hours before the elections, rallies and group contact programmes continued unabated today at Panjab University for the elections to the students’ council scheduled for September 21.
Supporters of PUSU-ABVP-HSA-AISSF with their candidates going round the PU campus on Tuesday. Supporters of PUSU-ABVP-HSA-AISSF with their candidates going round the PU campus on Tuesday. —  Photo Pradeep Tewari



Day’s not enough for PU Senate
Chandigarh, September 18
Taking into account the heavy agenda and serious nature of deliberations for the Panjab University Senate, meeting, a special committee has recommended that the meeting be held on two consecutive days instead of the existing provision for one-day discussions.

Laden’s effigy burnt
Panchkula, September 18
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party burnt an effigy of Osama bin Laden at the labour chowk in Sector 16 and observed “Anti-terrorism day’’, here today. The protest, organised under the leadership of the district president of the unit, Mr K.S. Singla, was preceded by a two-minute silence observed by the members.
Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha burn an effigy of “terrorism” in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha burn an effigy of “terrorism” in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Less tourist inflow to USA
Chandigarh, September 18
The recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have severely affected tourist inflow to the USA from this region. While the temporary shutting down of the US airspace has hit international airlines as well as travel agents, it is fear of the unknown that is keeping people, specially tourists, from flying to the USA without good reason.

Insurance companies at the receiving end
Complainants tie up with cops for making bogus claims
Chandigarh, September 18
It seems that none other than the Chandigarh Police knows better how to turn adversity into an opportunity. This explains how police personnel are allegedly colluding with complainants in theft cases for making bogus claims from insurance companies.



Fire Department for ban on sale of crackers
SAS Nagar, September 18
The local Fire Department has decided not to permit the sale of crackers in rehri markets and narrow streets here during the coming festival season.
A letter in this regard has been sent to the Ropar Deputy Commissioner requesting him to ban such sale and also earmark sites in the open where crackers could be sold.

CIA headquarters shifted to Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, September 18
Taking a serious view of the increasing crime rate and particularly the robberies which took place in and around the township in the last week, the district police today shifted the headquarters of the Crime Investigating Agency to Dera Bassi from Patiala.

2 minutes’ silence on Solidarity Day
Chandigarh, September 18
The people of Punjab today observed two minutes’ silence on the occasion of Solidarity Day against Terrorism.
The siren was sounded at 10.30 a.m. to observe silence. Two minutes’ silence was also observed by employees of various departments, boards and corporations of the Punjab Government in Chandigarh.

Security beefed up in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, September 18
Security around vital installations in Punjab and Haryana have been beefed up with deployment of additional personnel as part of a general alert following America’s proposed move to attack Afghanistan to flush out fugitive Saudi rebel Osama bin Laden.

‘No change in local BJP leadership’
Chandigarh, September 18
The importance of Chandigarh is by no means low on the priority of the BJP party high command. BJP leaders are very clear that elections of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held before the elections to the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assemblies.

Evasion of excise duty detected
Chandigarh, September 18
Evasion of excise duty to the tune of Rs 15 lakh by two tobacco manufacturing units at Barotiwala has been detected by the Department of Central Excise.
The Commissioner of Central Excise, Chandigarh, Mr V.K. Sharma, said here today that acting on specific information preventive officers of the commissionerate visited the premises of two tobacco and ‘zarda’ manufacturing units and their godowns at Barotiwala.

Beauticians lap up tips from ‘style guru’
Chandigarh, September 18
For the city-based beauticians, this day at Shivalikview was one to reckon with. With none less than Sylvie, the celebrated hairdresser of cine star Shah Rukh Khan, in town to offer tips on hair styling, facials, nail art and skin care, they could not have asked for more.

Install lift  in District  Courts: MP
Chandigarh, September 18
In order to help hundreds of visitors to District Courts who have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to non-availability of lift facility, the MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, has written a letter to the UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, for the installation of the lift.

CSIO to have aspheric facility
Chandigarh, September 18
A unique National Aspheric Facility for the civilian sector is being inaugurated at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation on September 20. The facility will be inaugurated by the Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy.

General Oberoi visits command headquarters
Chandigarh, September 18
The Vice-Chief of Army Staff, Lieut-Gen Vijay Oberoi, paid a one-day visit to Chandigarh today. According to sources, General Oberoi visited Headquarters Western Command at Chandi Mandir, where he interacted with senior functionaries on official matters.


Immigration racket: 1 held
Chandigarh, September 18
The Sector 34 police today achieved success with the arrest of Manjit Singh, one of the prime accused in the immigration racket unearthed by the police in Sector 33 on July 3.

Rs 1.30 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, September 18
In yet another incident of theft from a parked vehicle, a sum of Rs 1.30 lakh was stolen from a car parked in Sector 22 today.
According to information, a Panchkula-based businessman, Mr Rajiv Sagar, had withdrawn Rs 1.32 lakh from IndusInd Bank in Sector 8.

Artiste murder case: documents seized
Panchkula, September 18
The Railway Police seized some audio cassettes and important documents from the parental house of Nirmal Sharma, alias Nimmi, in Hoshiarpur, today.
According to sources, a team of the police was sent to Hoshiarpur to interrogate Nimmi, a prime suspect in the Jyoti murder case.

Two booked for abetting suicide
Chandigarh, September 18
The local police has booked the husband and father-in-law of Anita Bajaj on the charges of abetment to suicide and causing mental and physical harassment to her, after she immolated herself in PU campus late last night.

Proclaimed offender held
SAS Nagar, September 18
A 44-year-old proclaimed offender, Gurmeet Singh, who was wanted by the Ropar and Patiala police was arrested by the Sohana police in the wee hours here today. The suspect, a resident of Mauli Baidwan village, had escaped from the police custody while being taken to Patiala jail.


Noyonika in city today
Chandigarh, September 18
India’s No. 1 ramp model, Noyonika Chatterjee, widely regarded as the Indian reply to the supermodel, Naomi Campbell, will be in Chandigarh tomorrow in connection with the inauguration of an apparel store.


IT fest Lakshaya-2001 opens
Chandigarh, September 18
The much awaited two-day Information Technology and Management Festival Lakshaya 2001 opened at the DAV College, Sector 10, here today amidst tight security and party slogan raising, in view of the college student elections scheduled for September 21.
Students in a jubilant mood at the IT festival Lakshaya-2001 which was inaugurated at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh Tuesday.
Students in a jubilant mood at the IT festival Lakshaya-2001 which was inaugurated at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Poll frenzy grips city colleges
Chandigarh, September 18
Allegations, counter-allegations, bickerings and heated arguments at places marked the day for college students, three days before the city colleges go in for elections to student bodies.

Principals, PCCTU members stage dharna
Chandigarh, September 18
To protest against the non-implementation of pension and gratuity scheme passed by the Punjab Assembly, a joint dharna was staged by the federations of the managements and the Association of Principals outside the office of the DPI (Punjab) here today.

PUSC ex-chief granted bail
Chandigarh, September 18
A former president of the Panjab University Student Council, Munish Anand, was today granted anticipatory bail by a local court in a case of assault.
It was alleged that Munish along with others had assaulted some students of Panjab University.

Programme on instant manure
Chandigarh, September 18
The Indian Council for Environmental Education in collaboration with DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today, organised inaugural ceremony of ‘Greenhouse and instant manure’ programme at the school.

‘Institution is known by its students’
Chandigarh, September 18
Quality of students makes the name of an institution and not vice versa, said Mr Hari Parmeshwar from XLRI, Jamshedpur, while addressing a seminar at IMS Learning Resources Centre here today.


Give 7-day notice for Chohan’s arrest
Chandigarh, September 18
In less than three months after the “president of Khalistan”, Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan arrived in India, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the issuance of seven days’ notice if he was required to be arrested.

HC concerned over doctor’s safety
Chandigarh, September 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents to place on record the photocopy of the letter which threaten to eliminate the Medical Superintendent of the Pos graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr A.K. Gupta.

Anticipatory bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, September 18
An anticipatory bail application moved by Joginder Kaur, who had allegedly produced a fake medical certificate issued by Dr Asha Kiran of General Hospital, Sector 16, was dismissed by the High Court here today.


Girls present a Punjabi folk dance at the Parade Grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Punjabi folk at its best
Chandigarh, September 18
It was yet another evening of fun and frolic at the Parade Grounds where the cultural fair being organised by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation is in full swing.

Girls present a Punjabi folk dance at the Parade Grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

Blending fractions of self
Chandigarh, September 18
Speech is form; silence is space. Harjeet Singh Purewal has attempted to live by the dictum in his latest solo show of paintings on display at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery.

Harjit Purewal with his paintings at IndusInd Bank Gallery, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Harjit Purewal with his paintings at IndusInd Bank Gallery, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Monday.


PGI gets 17 human genome projects
Chandigarh, September 18
As many as 17 human genome projects in the PGI have been given a go ahead by the Indian Council of Medical Research.
According to the Director General, ICMR, Prof N.K. Ganguly, who is in city in connection with the Indo-German workshop on “Genetic Basis of Host-Pathogen Interactions”, which began in the PGI today, out of the total 83 ICMR projects on the human genome, 17 projects will be undertaken at the PGI.

2 diagnostic centres lose licences
Chandigarh, September 18
The UT Health Department today cancelled licences of two diagnostic centres in the city for conducting ultrasonography and other tests on foetuses under the Prenatal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994.


Overall trophy for Bon Sante
Chandigarh, September 18
Bon Sante, a centre for body fitness in Sector 17, bagged the overall trophy by winning three gold medals, three bronze medals and 47 points in the second Inter-club Body Building championship held this evening at DAV College, Sector 10. The meet was organised by the Chandigarh Body Building Association.

Badminton meet from today
Chandigarh, September 18
All is set for the four-day Chandigarh State Badminton Championships, which will begin here tomorrow at Sector 42 indoor badminton hall. According to Mr Gian Chand Gupta, president of the Chandigarh Badminton Association, 17 events will be organised in various age groups.


MC starts work on 8 injection wells
Chandigarh, September 18
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has started the process of constructing as many as eight injection wells in the Leisure Valley for artificial recharging of ground water.

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