Monday, September 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Woman found dead; husband suspect
A police official examines the body of 35-year-old Mira SAS Nagar, September 23
A 35-year-old woman, Mira, was found dead in her shanty in Guru Nanak Colony of Phase X here today. The police found a bone of her right hand and another of her left leg broken, though there were no visible injury marks on the body.
A police official examines the body of 35-year-old Mira, who was found dead in her ‘jhuggi’ in Guru Nanak Colony, Phase X, SAS Nagar, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

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Cultural fair
In a move to promote the tourism Industry, an eight-day food and cultural fair was held in Chandigarh recently.
(28k, 56k)

Cultural mela successful, claims PTDC
Chandigarh, September 23
The Craft, Food and Cultural Mela was likely to break even its target as on the penultimate day the price of the entry ticket was raised from Rs 5 to Rs 10 in the last two days after drawing an expected crowd of 3.5 lakh to four lakh.




Showroom looted in Panchkula
Panchkula, September 23
In continuation of the string of thefts being reported from the city, cash amounting to Rs 15,000 was stolen from the locker of a readymade clothes and household goods showroom in Sector 11 last night.

Hours of reckoning: teachers not serious
Chandigarh, September 23
Members of the Panjab University Teachers Association have decided not to take seriously the 40-hour-week rule suggested by the University Grants Commission. Recommendations of a committee constituted by the PU Vice-Chancellor to enforce this rule are to be discussed in the coming meeting of the Senate.

No takers for undeclared results
Chandigarh, September 23
It seems that no one is interested in a huge number of undeclared results of Panjab University. Results of many candidates who do not deposit the fees are not declared and many such results are about 15-year-old.

Blend of comedy and sarcasm
Chandigarh, September 23
It was a perfect blend of comedy and sarcasm that charged the evening at Hotel Shivalik View where cinestar-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha narrated a love story of a young couple that gets sour after marriage during the play, 'Pati Patni Aur Mein', here today.
Shatrughan Sinha, Bhavana Balsaver and Rakesh Bedi in a play “Pati Patni Aur Mein”
Shatrughan Sinha, Bhavana Balsaver and Rakesh Bedi in a play “Pati Patni Aur Mein” that was staged at Hotel Shivalik View, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan 

New traffic plan at lake leaves people fuming
Chandigarh, September 23
The new proposal for regulating traffic near the Sukhna lake mooted by the UT Inspector General of Police, Mr. B.S. Bassi, has received a mixed response from people. 


Girl raped in cremation ground
Chandigarh, September 23
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men on the Sector 25 cremation ground premises where she had gone to answer the call of nature.

NIPER student found dead in hostel
SAS Nagar, September 23
A 27-year-old Ph.D student of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research was found dead in his hostel room in the institute here today. The victim, Salesh Girish, hailing from Maharashtra was in the last year of his four-year course.

Faujis in the region have something to celebrate. A few days ago they got the rightful control over the sprawling Defence Services Officers Institute in Sector 36. This came about after six years of legal and administrative battles with the Chandigarh Administration. In fauj parlance the DSOI has been truly “liberated”.
  • Slum hazard

  • Noble gesture

  • Nameless cops

  • Prized venue

  • Well managed

  • Green profession

  • ISO certification

  • Looking at America

  • Cable monopoly

  • Tailpiece



‘Absence of bylaws hampered work’
Chandigarh, September 23
BJP councillor, Bachan Singh, represents ward No: 10, which has 80,000 voters and a population of 1.2 lakh. 
Question: What have been your achievements during the term?
Answer: All V-5 and V-6 roads in Burail village and the road dividing the village and Sector 45-C were recarpeted.

Govt to enact law to ban tobacco: minister
Panchkula, September 23
Deliberations, discussions and sharing of research work marked the last day of the three-day NATCON-IASO-2001 conference on surgical oncology held in Sector 1, here today.

And now betting on war!
Chandigarh, September 23
Betting circles in the region have found a new avenue for making money. Bookies are now betting on the possibility of a war between the USA and Afghanistan. Sources say that at present bets running into several crores of rupees are being made. 

Mass-marriage ceremony
SAS Nagar, September 23
As many as 10 couples tied the nuptial knots at a mass-marriage ceremony organised by the Punjabi Cultural Society and the Sukhdev Singh Gill Memorial Welfare Club at Guru Ravi Dass Bhavan, Phase 7, here today. 

Efforts needed to fight terrorism
Chandigarh, September 23
The National Unity and Security Council at a meeting held here today condemned the terrorist attacks on the US cities and expressed concern over the threat of war following US plans to carry out reprisals against Afghanistan.

Law student injured
Chandigarh, September 23
A law student was injured when his scooter was hit by a traffic police motor cycle at about 8.45 tonight. Nand Lal was reportedly going on a scooter near Naya Gaon village when he was hit by a motor cycle (CH-01G-9795).



‘In-laws killed my son’
Chandigarh, September 23
The body of a local youth who died at Saharanpur yesterday under mysterious circumstances was brought here today. Residents of New Indira Colony of Mani Majra staged a dharna in the colony today in protest against the alleged inaction of the Saharanpur police. 

4 held for selling tickets in black
Chandigarh, September 23
The Sector 17 KC cinema, currently screening Ajnabee, has once again brought out the black marketeers. The police arrested four persons, including a woman, from near the cinema hall for selling tickets in black.

Man killed in road accident
Chandigarh, September 23
A man was killed in a road accident near the Pepsi godown when he was hit by an unidentified truck. According to an FIR registered under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC, the brother of the deceased, Mr Dharminder Kumar, has alleged that his brother, Mukesh Ram, was hit by a truck near the Pepsi godown. He died on the spot.



Thefts in PGI hostels worry residentsThefts in PGI hostels worry residents
Chandigarh, September 23
Last week, a room on the ground floor of the Nivedita hostel in the PGI was broken into. Fortunately for the occupant, the room had been converted into a make-shift kitchen and the burglers had to go back empty handed. Several cases of burglary have been reported by girls of the hostel in the past, and quite a few residents have not been so fortunate.


GMHS-26, Shivalik school win
Chandigarh, September 23
Government Model High School, Sector 26, in girls section and Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, in boys section, emerged winners on the final day of the Chandigarh Youth basketball Championships played here today at Sector 7 Sports Complex. In the girls final, GMHS-26 defeated Vivek High School, Sector 38, by 10-5.

Pardeep Lal Conquering disability
Chandigarh, September 23
It was an event of a different kind when two veteran spirited tennis players, Pardeep Lal and Jagdish Minna from Delhi, converged on the courts at Total Tennis Academy, YMCA, Sector 11, to prove their strength in spite of being handicapped by playing tennis on wheel chair.

Deco Turf courts opened
Chandigarh, September 23
An indoor facility with Deco Turf tennis and badminton courts, besides two table-tennis tables, was opened to the public in the Shivalik Public School multipurpose complex at SAS Nagar by Mr Rajan Kashyap, President of the Chandigarh Olympic Association and Chairman of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association. Earlier, this 80 ft x 110 ft long hall had badminton courts only.

Virk wins gross title
Chandigarh, September 23
Girish Virk emerged the gross winner in the September medal round played at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday.Top

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