Wednesday, September 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Roll numbers racket busted
SAS Nagar, September 25
The Punjab School Education Board has found that some of its employees issued bogus roll numbers to help candidates take this year’s supplementary examinations. Services of at least three employees of the board — Dharam Singh, an assistant; Neelam, a junior assistant; and Baldev Singh, a clerk — have been suspended for their alleged role in the nexus.

PU plan to help students
Chandigarh, September 25
Panjab University has formulated a plan to save inconvenience to scores of candidates whose results were not declared formally due to non-submission of registration return cards in time.

Civil Defence Dept for Panchkula mooted
Panchkula, September 25
The terror unleashed in the USA has had a fallout at the most unlikely of places. The authorities have suddenly woken up to the fact that public warning mechanisms in the district are practically non-existent and that they are most unprepared in case of an emergency.



Who cares; the world's sleeping.
Who cares; the world's sleeping. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

UT police to approach NSG for disposing of explosives
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT police will once again approach the National Security Guard (NSG) for disposing of explosives seized during the days of terrorism. These are still lying in various police stations in the city.

Vigilance Dept’s gaffe on former city SDM
Chandigarh, September 25
It is rare for the government machinery to go wrong in case of IAS officials. However, the Chandigarh Administration’s Vigilance Department has somehow managed to do just that.

Panel to check female foeticide
Chandigarh, September 25
To keep a check on female foeticide in the city, a vigilance committee has been constituted by the UT Administration under the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) (regulations and prevention) Act 1994.

Encroachments removed in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, September 25
As many as 40 encroachments were removed from the corridors in front of the Phase 1 market and along the main roads in Phase 3B1 by the enforcement staff of the council and the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here today.

Clot-dissolving drug to be launched today
Chandigarh, September 25
There is good news for those with cardiac problems. A blood clot dissolver — Streptokinase — produced by city-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) will be formally launched at a special function organised on occasion of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) founder day celebrations in New Delhi tomorrow.


Sector 66 residents cry for basic facilities
SAS Nagar, September 25
Residents of the PUDA developed Sector 66 here have been crying for basic facilities with the authorities doing little to redress their grievances. The sector was developed last year with PUDA allotting 1,100 houses (LIG and MIG). However, even though many allottees have shifted to the new accommodation, the facilities in the area are still poor.

Tribunal plan hangs fire
Almost four years after the Army decided to set up a tribunal to redress the grievances of military personnel regarding service matters, the establishment of this much awaited appellate body still hangs fire.

Roads clogged by rehris
Encroachments by fruit vendors on road turnings and roundabouts seem to grow with the traffic, no matter how inconvenient these are to the passers-by. Despite several attempts of the district administration and the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the problem does not seem to go and the two authorities continue to grope for a lasting solution.

Employees’ demands discussed
Chandigarh, September 25
In order to discuss the demands of the UT and MC employees, a joint meeting of the working committee of the UT Subordinate Services Federation and the Federation of the UT Employees and Workers was held here today.

Workshop on human values
Panchkula, September 25
A two-day workshop on education in human values for the orientation of school teachers, conducted by the Sri Satya Sai Sewa Organisation (education wing) at DAV School, Sector 8, concluded here.

Workshop on stress-free life
Chandigarh, September 25
Environmental and personal obstacles place demands and stress on lives of individuals which can be handled effectively only through management.

Enrolment drive for SGPC poll
Chandigarh, September 25
The Sikh community in the city can enlist themselves as voters for the elections of the SGPC by filling a declaration form no. 1 and form no. 1A.

Devi Lal’s birth anniversary celebrated
Panchkula, September 25
The birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal was celebrated by the Haryana Employees Coordination Committee of Chandigarh and Panchkula outside the 30 Bays building in Sector 17 here today.

Haryana employees at a “jayanti rally” on the occasion of Devi Lal’s birth anniversary, in Sector 17, Panchkula, on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Haryana employees at a "jayanti rally" on the occasion of Devi Lal’s birth anniversary, in Sector 17, Panchkula, on Tuesday.

2 get Bharat Jyoti award
SAS Nagar, September 25
A former Chief Engineer of the Punjab Irrigation Department, Mr Ram Chand, has been honoured with the Bharat Jyoti award, instituted by the India International Friendship Society. 

BSNL employees threaten dharna
Chandigarh, September 25
Employees of the BSNL, Punjab Circle, will stage a mass dharna in front of the office of the Chief General Manager, Telecom, here on Thursday in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the telecom administration towards their long-pending demands.


VSNL gives clue in cyber crime case
Chandigarh, September 25
The first ever cyber crime case registered in the city has made some headway with Vidyut Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) sending a letter to the local police after verifying the IP address ( Internet Protocol address) of the accused company, Techno Noble Infoway Limited.

Nirmal KaurAccused wife of artiste surrenders
Panchkula, September 25
Nirmal Kaur ‘Nimmi’, who has been accused of killing her husband Jyoti Kumar Sharma in Sector 19 here on September 17, surrendered before the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Monday and said she would help the police in the investigation.

Nirmal Kaur

Scooter stolen
Chandigarh, September 25
Two cases of theft have been registered by the police in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

One WWICS employee held in theft case
Chandigarh, September 25
The police today arrested one of the employees of WWICS (World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services ), who was allegedly involved in a theft case in a Sector 8 house. Rajeev Bajaj, State Officer of WWICS was arrested today, even as police parties conducted raids at various places in Punjab and the UT to arrest, Col B.S Sandhu, proprietor of the above mentioned consultancy and his three others relatives.

3-yr-old child crushed to death
Chandigarh, September 25
A three-year-old girl was killed when she was hit by a truck near Colony No 5 here today.


Traditional fabrics on display
Chandigarh, September 25
Graceful dupattas and matching fabrics are bound to steal your heart at the exhibition hall of Hotel Aroma in Sector 22 where the Utsav, a Delhi-based business house, have bought a brand new collection of traditional fabrics for the people of City Beautiful.



Teacher involved in slapping incident transferred
Chandigarh, September 25
Ms Nirmal Saini, a teacher in the Sector 37 Government Senior Secondary School here, who was allegedly involved in a slapping incident, was today transferred to Kaimbwala Government Middle School on the periphery of the Union Territory.

NSS Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 25
A rally was taken out in Ghumar Colony, Sector 25, by the NSS volunteers of Government Model Secondary School, Sector 23, to celebrate the NSS Day.

Environment studies syllabus cleared
Chandigarh, September 25
A committee of Panjab University today cleared the proposed syllabus in environmental studies till 2004. Reliable sources said that the syllabus was proposed till 2005.

3,000 application forms sold
Chandigarh, September 25
About 3,000 application forms for 324 posts advertised by the UT Administration were sold at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.


SSP to probe blind man’s implication
Chandigarh, September 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered Barnala’s Senior Superintendent of Police to hold an inquiry into the alleged implication of a blind resident of Raikot sub-division in Ludhiana district. The accused, according to the prosecution, had turned around after “seeing” a police party patrolling the area. According to the prosecution, he was apprehended with 500 grams of opium.

  • Stay on cancellation of arms licence

  • SP told to probe symbol change case

  • Technicians’ plea allowed

  • Notice on plea by Rathore

  • Bank employees’ plea admitted

6-month RI for Panchkula resident
Chandigarh, September 25
A resident of Panchkula, Bhupinder Dhir, was sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment in a cheque bounce case. The complainant, Ashok, had alleged that the accused had taken a friendly loan of Rs 25,000 from him on May 20, 1998.


The magic of ‘Karigari’
Chandigarh, September 25
Skillfully done jute products from Bengal, colourful pottery from Khurja , vegetable dyed block printed kurtas from Rajasthan or delicate chikan work from Lucknow, all done by unknown artisans, weaved magic at “karigari”

Visitors at the handicraft exhibition “Karigari” at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors at the handicraft exhibition “Karigari” at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.


100 kids, women examined at camp
Chandigarh, September 25
The Shiv Shakti Society for welfare and care of women and children held its maiden check-up camp yesterday at Bhankarpur village near Dera Bassi.

Factional fight intensifies
Chandigarh, September 25
The factional fight in the PGI Medical Technologists Association here yesterday intensified with a group of members backing “expelled’’ general secretary and sacking others at a general body meeting attended by 89 of the 300 members.


Shooting competition from September 29
Chandigarh, September 25
The Chandigarh Rifle Association will hold ‘qualifying competitions’ on September 29 at Patiali ki Rao Shooting Ranges, Sector 25, to select the shooters in the air rifle and air pistol 10-metre events for the Vth All-India Kumar Surendra Singh Inter-School Shooting Championship to be held at Dasmesh Girls Senior Secondary Public school, Badal village, Muktsar, from October 20 to 24. 

  • Badminton team announced

  • Nominated

  • TT meet

  • Harinder excels

  • Cycling races from Oct 2

  • Ambala

Harinder leads in junior golf
Chandigarh, September 25
Harinder Gupta of Chandigarh returned a gross card of 73 to take the lead in the A category (15 to 17 years) of the Chandigarh Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.


Survey of Bir Ghaggar village in week’s time
Panchkula, September 25
A survey of families staying in Bir Ghaggar would be conducted in a week’s time. This was decided at a meeting of the committee here yesterday.

Delay in establishment of Chief Commissioner’s post
Chandigarh, September 25
The establishment of a post of Chief Commissioner of Central Excise in the city is likely to be delayed as the restructuring of the department is proceeding at a slow pace.

MCC meeting to discuss paid parking issue
Chandigarh, September 25
The 47th meeting of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh ( MCC) to be held under the chairmanship of new Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, on September 27 will take up two vital supplementary agenda items, besides other undisposed items.

Sector 41 gets Community Centre
Chandigarh, September 25
The Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh ( MCC), Ms Harjinder Kaur, along with a former member of Parliament, Mr Satya Pal Jain, today threw open to the public the newly constructed Community Centre in Sector 41-B.

Door-to-door survey for electoral rolls
Chandigarh, September 25
Work to revise the electoral rolls in the Union Territory of Chandigarh is to start on November 5.


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