Tuesday, September 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Computer education begins in city government schools
Chandigarh, September 24
City students studying in government schools today logged on to computer education after the Chandigarh Education Department’s prestigious project in this regard was launched by Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). 

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), checks the quality of food
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), checks the quality of food served to the inmates of the Burail jail in Chandigarh on Monday. 
— Photo Karam Singh 

Jacob inspects Burail jail
Chandigarh, September 24
It was a day with a difference at the Burail jail here today as the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd), visited the jail to know what facilities, including the food served their, were being offered to the inmates.




Drive to terminate foetus terminators
Chandigarh, September 24
To ensure that the clinics and diagnostic centers here do not misuse their ultrasound facilities for sex determination that promotes female foeticide, the UT Health Department launched a drive here today to check the records of all such centres registered with the Director Family Welfare. 

Vigilance stepped up in city
Chandigarh, September 24
With war in Afghanistan seeming imminent, Indian intelligence agencies have stepped up vigilance in all major cities in the country reportedly having Inter Services Intelligence bases. 

Money for city may fund MLA hostels’ power bill
Chandigarh, September 24
Money meant for development of Chandigarh is likely to be used for paying about a Rs 70 lakh outstanding power bill of MLA hostels occupied by legislators of Punjab and Haryana. 

Ms Harjinder KaurGive us money-making depts: F&CC
Chandigarh, September 24
The members of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at a meeting held today under the chairmanship of the Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, suggested that all resource-generating departments of the UT Administration be transferred to it.

Lovers end their lives
Dera Bassi, September 24
A couple ended their lives by consuming some poisonous substance in Dera Jagadhri village, near here, on Sunday. According to sources, Saroj Kumari (15) and Balbir Singh (20) are said to be close relatives who were having an affair.

Flesh trade thriving in city, satellite towns
Chandigarh, September 24
The murder of a pimp by one of his workers in connivance with her two paramours on Saturday has once again revealed that the City Beautiful and its satellite townships are showing signs of turning into a major nodal point for the world’s oldest profession.

Delhi-Vancouver flight from Oct 9
Chandigarh, September 24
The Canada 3000 Airlines inaugural flight from Delhi to Vancouver, using polar route, will commence on October 9 and to Toronto from October 12. Awareness road shows in Punjab for this were started by the company here today.

Cloning the Indian cheetah
Chandigarh, September 24
Extinct for the past three decades, the Indian cheetah has a chance of revival thanks to a futuristic cloning project to be carried out by the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology under a noted DNA scientist, Dr Lalji Singh.


Bans were a boon: US waiver review
Chandigarh, September 24
The waiver of the US sanctions imposed after the 1998 Pokhran nuclear blasts does not enthuse scientists at one of the top military research institutions of India — the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory here. 

UT’s slums, Mohali’s headache
SAS Nagar
The issue of straightening the Jagged boundary between Chandigarh and SAS Nagar has once again brought to the fore the question of jhuggi dwellers squatting on UT land along the border. 

A shoppers’ paradise
One of the oldest sectors of the city, Sector 22, can be described as a shoppers’ paradise. This thickly-populated sector, which has five markets, besides a couple of “rehri markets”, however, continues to be plagued by problems which are common to other sectors.

Dharna against octroi abolition
SAS Nagar, September 24
The Municipal Employees Sangharsh Committee of Ropar district organised a dharna in front of the office of the local civic body here today in protest against the government’s decision to abolish octroi.

Congress appoints three district presidents
Chandigarh, September 24
With a view to strengthening the organisational structure for the forthcoming elections of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the Panchayat Samiti in December, the Congress has appointed three district presidents.

‘Regularise’ guest houses in city
Chandigarh, September 24
The Guest House Social and Welfare Association has urged the Chandigarh Administration to regularise the guest houses in the city for the convenience of the middle and lower middle class tourists and visitors.

Promotional drive launched
Chandigarh, September 24
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, launched the promotional campaign of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, “HP dhamaal kare maala maal” from the company-owned and company-operated retail outlet in Sector 52 here today.



WWICS proprietor charged with theft
Chandigarh, September 24
The local police has registered a case against the proprietor of the World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services on the charges of theft and causing damage to a house.

Thieves decamp with garments
Panchkula, September 24
Thieves broke into a cloth house and a tailor’s shop in Old Panchkula on Sunday and decamped with stitched garments and bales of cloth worth Rs 50,000. According to the police, the tailor detected the theft when he opened the shop at about 7.30 am the next day.

Retired head mistress accused of cheating
Chandigarh, September 24
A case was registered today against a retired head mistress, along with a former clerk, earlier posted at Government High School of Behlana near here, for cheating and forgery. 

Student’s death: doctors conduct autopsy
SAS Nagar, September 24
The autopsy on the body of the 27-year-old Ph.D student of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Salesh Girish Shastri, who was found dead in his hostel room in the institute yesterday, was conducted at the local Civil Hospital. His last rites were performed by his father, brother and an uncle, who had come from Osmanabad in Maharashtra, here today.


Awareness workshop on ISO 9000: 2000 ends
Chandigarh, September 24
A five-day workshop aimed at educating people on the provisions and requirements of revised ISO 9000: 1994 QMS system which has now been renamed as ISO 9000: 2000, organised by International Certifications Ltd well attended by professionals from manufacturing industries, service sector and even banks, concluded yesterday.



Students remember Devi Lal
Panchkula, September 24
A morning procession followed by speeches eulogising a former Deputy Prime Minister of India, Devi Lal, marked the beginning of the ‘Jan Chetna Saptah’ at a programme organised by the district administration here today.
Students at a rally
Students at a rally to mark the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Devi Lal, at Yavnika, Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph

NSS camps in city colleges
Chandigarh, September 24
The idea of saving environment from further degradation marked the opening session of the ten-day NSS camp organised at the MCM DAV College here today. As many as 80 students participated in the session.

PCCTU to intensify struggle
Chandigarh, September 24
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has decided to step up its struggle for revoking the suspension of Mrs Harbans Kaur, lecturer, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepore.


Give details of cases withdrawn, Haryana told
Chandigarh, September 24
Taking up public interest litigation seeking to expose the “politico-criminal” nexus in Haryana, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state to file the Home Secretary’s affidavit giving details of all cases in which prosecution was withdrawn during the past five years.

  • Ruling on land of Hindu trust

  • Notice to Sikh judicial panel

  • Teachers’ pleas on pay option allowed

Jerath gets interim anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, September 24
Chandigarh's former Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath, accused of misusing an official vehicle, was today granted interim anticipatory bail in yet another case by Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Judicial remand in contract killing case
Chandigarh, September 24
The main accused in the alleged contract killing case, Balwant Rai (Chumma), was sent on judicial remand till October 8 by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) here today. The magistrate also accepted the application moved by the accused to provide a B-class facility to him at the Model Burail Jail.

  • One remanded

  • Murder accused remanded



Shobha KoserShobha to perform tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 24
Years of practice and experience have brought maturity in my dance form, said Shobha Koser, a noted exponent of Jaipur Gharana of kathak, addressing mediapersons at the Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 here today.


Breast-feed scores over formula-feed
Chandigarh, September 24
Top dieticians and paediatricians spoke against the idea of giving commercial cereals and formula feed to infants and emphasised on breast milk in the first six months of an infant’s life followed strictly by home-made diet, including khichdi or some homemade cereal for the child.

CGHS facility likely in city hospital
Chandigarh, September 24
A team headed by Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director, Health Services, UT, has visited Mukut Hospital, Sector 34, to assess the type of facilities available there. According to official information here today, a report will be prepared by the health authorities and forwarded to the Government of India for the necessary action. 

75 donate blood
Chandigarh, September 24
As many as 75 units of blood were donated at a camp organised by the Rotary Club of Chandigarh and the Darshan Darvesh Foundation in Sector 18 here today.
Volunteers donate blood at a camp in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Volunteers donate blood at a camp in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph



SAI hostel lift soccer trophy
Chandigarh, September 24
SAI sports hostel, Sector 18, clinched the inaugural Chandigarh sub-junior girls football championship for Guru Teg Bahadur trophy, when they overpowered Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, by 4-0 in the finals held here today at Football Stadium, sector 17.

Children’s golf begins today
Chandigarh, September 24
More than 100 golfers from all over the country up to the age of 17 will take part in the Chandigarh Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Tournament to be played at the Chandigarh Golf Club from September 25 to 28.


UT fails to send birth and death records
Chandigarh, September 24
The office of Registrar of Births and Deaths, UT Administration, has failed to send the annual record for past five years to the Government of India. As per the rules and regulations, it is mandatory for the department to send these records on a yearly basis to the Registrar General, Census, Union Government.

Civic body up in arms against Brar’s posting
SAS Nagar, September 24
The ruling group of the local civic body is heading for a major showdown with the government over the issue of the posting of Mr K.S. Brar, Executive Officer of Gidderbaha civic body, here. Earlier, Mr Brar remained posted as Executive Officer of the local civic body for over four years before being transferred to Gidderbaha.

Land for societies within 10 days
Chandigarh, September 24
The much-awaited allotment of land for 56 co-operative housing societies in Sectors 48, 49 and 51 will be made within the next 10 days, the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Varsha Joshi, assured a delegation of Housefed, a conglomeration of housing societies.Top

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