Saturday, September 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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13 farmhouses demolished by admn
Panchkula, September 28
In a major demolition drive, 13 sprawling farmhouses in Kot Billa village, 25 km from here, were demolished today by the district administration. The farmhouses, belonging to high and mighty of Chandigarh, had come up in the area in violation of the Periphery Control Area Act in the past decade.

One of the 13 farmhouses that was demolished by the Panchkula administration in Kot Billa village near Barwala on Friday. One of the 13 farmhouses that was demolished by the Panchkula administration in Kot Billa village near Barwala on Friday.
— Photo Karam Singh

Major power theft racket detected
Chandigarh, September 28
Unearthing a major and widespread racket in power theft, the Chandigarh Administration’s Engineering Department has disconnected power supply to about 22 industrial units in the city in the past two days.

Panjab University funds misuse to be probed
Chandigarh, September 28
Taking cognizance of repeated allegations of misappropriation of amalgamated funds collected from students in colleges affiliated to Panjab University, a committee of the university will be deliberating on the issue shortly.



Govt move to cut EDC on colonisers put on hold
SAS Nagar, September 28
A move to reduce the external development charges (EDC) levied on private colonisers in controlled areas of Punjab has been delayed by the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Department. on repeated representations by private colonisers, the government had proposed to reduce the EDC by around 50 per cent.

UT may ‘surrender’ funds meant for GMCH
Chandigarh, September 28
In a shocking case of bureaucratic red-tapism, a sum of about Rs 3 crore allocated for the construction of the upcoming Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, is to likely be ‘‘ surrendered ’’ by the Chandigarh Administration, which has been unable to keep up the pace of construction.

Pandemonium at auction of booths
Chandigarh, September 28
Pandemonium prevailed at an open auction of booths for auto mechanics here today. Mechanics refused to participate in the auction, citing higher reserve price leading to postponement of the auction.

Chairs go over the dais as booths for motor mechanics go under the hammer outside the DC’s office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Going, going, gone: Chairs go over the dais as booths for motor mechanics go under the hammer outside the DC’s office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Values in Army ‘have not changed’
Chandigarh, September 28
While the values in the Army have not changed, they have got a little diluted. Stating this here, Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lt-Gen H R S Mann said : “Come what may, the Army should not let its value system get diluted. It may be a losing a war but every man must fight. Wafadari, imandari and izzat must remain the bottomline.”

Man crushed to death by school bus
Chandigarh, September 28
A 55- year- old man was crushed to death by a school bus at the Sector 19-27 light point this afternoon.


Funds sanctioned for MC poll
Chandigarh, September 28
The Chandigarh Administration has sanctioned Rs 50 lakh to the UT Election Commission for holding the Municipal Corporation elections, the date for which have not yet been finalised.

Mayor to meet Advani on language issue
Chandigarh, September 28
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, today announced to meet the Home Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani, to demand making Hindi and Punjabi the official languages of the Union Territory.

CVM to go it alone in MC poll
Chandigarh, September 28
The Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM) led by former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, here today formally offered itself as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress in the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections.

Rift in BJP on removal of market panel chief
Chandigarh, September 28
With the chairman of the Zila Parishad, Mr Darshan Singh, coming out in favour of the market committee chairman, Mr Kesar Singh, divisions seem to have surfaced in the BJP on the removal of the market committee chief.

Annual training camp ends
Chandigarh, September 28
The 12-day annual training camp of No 1 Chandigarh NCC Air Squadron concluded at the Air Force High Grounds here today. The camp, commanded by Wg Cdr R.K. Sharma, was attended by 164 cadets and 26 staff members.

Residents oppose land allotment
Chandigarh, September 28
Residents of the rehabilitation colony of Maloya are up in arms against the Chandigarh Administration for allotting 177 sq yards near their houses on leasehold basis to the Satsang Nirankari Mandal.

Licence for 2 days
Chandigarh, September 28
Officials at the Licensing and Registering Authority today renewed a city resident’s driving licence for a period of two days.

DGQA unit celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, September 28
The Senior Quality Assurance Establishment (Electronics and Systems), a defence organisation under the Directorate-General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), located at 1549, Sector 38-B, Chandigarh, celebrated DGQA Raising Day on Thursday. Major-General Charanjit Singh (Retd) was the chief guest.

Hindi fortnight celebrations end
Chandigarh, September 28
The Hindi fortnight celebrations by 12 Wing, Air Force Station, Chandigarh, and its other units concluded here today. Competitions in noting and drafting, essay writing, debate and poem recitation in Hindi were organised. Essay and debate competitions were also organised for non-Hindi speaking personnel of the station.

Defence unit anniversary
Chandigarh, September 28
The Senior Quality Assurance Establishment (Electronic and Systems), a defence organisation under the Directorate-General Quality Assurance, celebrated its anniversary here yesterday.

Murdered Mira’s kids go to orphanage
SAS Nagar, September 28
Six children of 35-year-old Mira, who was found murdered in her jhuggi in Guru Nanak Colony on Sunday, have been handed to the Guru Asra Trust, which runs an orphanage in Phase VII here.

Chicken with a special flavour
There are at least five good reasons why you should visit Chawla’s Dhaba in Sector 22 for your lunch or dinner:

Railway union ends protest
Chandigarh, September 28
The Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union ended its 5-day long protest against the Dr Rakesh Mohan committee at the Railway station here today.

Makhan Singh Lobana Foundation office-bearers
Chandigarh, September 28
The general body of the Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Foundation, comprising members from Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Chandigarh besides NRIs of the USA, the UK, Canada and Germany at a meeting held here today unanimously elected Major Mehar Singh its president.

Bhagwadgita in Punjabi released
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), who is also the Administrator of Chandigarh, today said the message of the Gita was far more relevant today when the world stood at the crossroads.

Journalist bereaved


Man arrested driving stolen car
Chandigarh, September 28
The Crime Branch operation cell has arrested Tajinder Singh after he was caught driving a car with a fake registration number.

One arrested on sodomy charge
Panchkula, September 28
The police arrested a 20-year-old youth of Barwala village in a sodomy case here today.


‘Dare you remove market body chief’
Chandigarh, September 28
Sarpanches of 13 villages and the Chairman of the Zila Parishad have opposed the move of the Bharatiya Janata Party to make the Chandigarh Administration “toe its line” in bringing a no-confidence motion against Mr Kesar Singh, Chairman of the Market Committee.

1 cr earmarked to promote non-conventional energy
Chandigarh, September 28
A sum of Rs 1 crore has been earmarked for continuance of the business development and export promotion scheme for non-conventional energy (NCE) during 2001-02.



Moment of happiness for slum kids
Slum children of Aashiana School, Sector 24, happy after receiving packets of clothes in Government High School, Sector 29. Chandigarh, September 28
Joy knows no bounds, especially when it comes from unexpected quarters. So when the slum children studying in Aashiana School (Sector 24 Government High School building) today had UT Director, Social Welfare Ms Madhavi Kataria, calling on them, they were in absolute bliss.

No bounds for their joy: Slum children of Aashiana School, Sector 24, happy after receiving packets of clothes in Government High School, Sector 29.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan.

Homoeos submit memo to Jacob
Chandigarh, September 28
Students of various homoeopathic colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh today submitted a memorandum to the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), urging him to restrain the Punjab Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicines from holding any examination in future.

The Principal of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Ms Vimal Bhargav, interacts with residents of Burail as part of the ongoing NSS camp on the colleges premises on Friday.NSS volunteers interact with villagers
Chandigarh, September 28
The NSS volunteers of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, talked to the residents of Burail about the various awareness programmes which these students had conducted as part of the ongoing 10-day camp in the college. The college principal, Mrs Vimal Bhargav, also addressed the villagers.

The Principal of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Ms Vimal Bhargav, interacts with residents of Burail as part of the ongoing NSS camp on the colleges premises on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Senate may clear decks for JCM
Chandigarh, September 28
In a peculiar development, the joint consultative machinery of Panjab University which exists on paper since January, 2001, will come into power only if cleared by the Senate later this month.

Schools’ conflict resolved
Chandigarh, September 28
The long-pending conflict regarding Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, and Vivek High School, was resolved amicably after Principal Sunaina Dass brought in the Punjab and Haryana High Court two pay orders in the name of partners Sheela Mammick and Bonny Sodhi.

Beyond Nehru, towards Vivekananda
Chandigarh, September 28
“True education is that by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, intellect is expanded, by which one can stand on one’s feet,” Swami Vivekananda had said. Now, in its first step towards looking beyond Nehruvian and Gandhain ideologies, Panjab University is all set to establish the Inter-disciplinary Centre for Vivekananda Studies.

Education board employee suspended
SAS Nagar, September 28
A junior assistant in the Punjab School Education Board has been placed under suspension for allegedly misbehaving with and abusing a woman assistant secretary during the office hours.


Allow admission to 60 BE seats
Chandigarh, September 28
Taking up a petition filed by a Gurgaon institute alleging a reduction in seats for admission to Bachelor of Engineering course from 60 to 30, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today permitted counselling for all approved seats.

  • LPG agency for BJP head cancelled
  • Another plea on octroi abolition
  • 100 custodial deaths, says rights body

Jailbreak case accused gets bail
Chandigarh, September 28
Three years after being booked in the Burail jailbreak case, accused Satnam Singh was today granted bail by Mr Justice K.S. Kumaran of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

2 candidates for Bar Council slot
Chandigarh, September 28
Election to fill a vacancy in the Bar Council of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, following the elevation of Mr Jasbir Singh as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, will be held here tomorrow. There are two candidates for the slot, Mr Sukant Gupta and Mr Dharmbir Singh.

10-year RI for carrying charas
Panchkula, September 28
Mr Harminder Singh Bhangu, Additional Sessions Judge, today sentenced Bashir Mohammad, a resident of Shahjahanpur in Bihar, to 10-year rigorous imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

Notice on telephone directory
Chandigarh, September 28
The Lawyers for Social Reforms have sent a legal notice for not receiving copies of telephone directory for the year 2000-2001 to the Principal General Manager, Telecom.

Curbs on door-to-door sale of articles
Chandigarh, September 28
The District Magistrate, Mr Ramshekhar, today ordered that no person without having a valid identity card would be permitted to engage himself/herself in the door-to-door sale, publicity or direct marketing.


Warrior heads that fight for attention
Chandigarh, September 28
A Naga woman weaving a red and black shawl with the characteristic stripes of the Jilang tribe of Nagaland is a rare sight for residents of the city.

City artistes leave for England


Jaskirat wins by one stroke
Chandigarh, September 28
Jaskirat Singh Dullet of Patiala BEGC upset the local favourite Harinder Gupta to claim the Category ‘A’ title in the Chandigarh, Junior Subjunior Golf Tournament that concluded at the Chandigarh Golf Club today.

Air-India team raring to go
Chandigarh, September 28
More than 300 sportpersons are presently playing with Air-India, which has been instrumental in helping sport in the nation to grow. This was stated here today by S.M. Varadkar, manager of the visiting Air-India cricket team which will play in the J.P. Attray memorial cricket tournament, beginning tomorrow at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.

Dev Samaj girls win TT tourney
Chandigarh, September 28
The UT inter-school table tennis tournament for girls saw IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary school, Sector 21, clinching the under-19 title, while the under-14 and under-17 section titles were pocketed by Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21.

  • Badminton championship

  • YPS win

  • Ball badminton


Role, duties of IT’s Settlement Commission discussed
Chandigarh, September 28
Applications and procedures were discussed and debated before the Income Tax’s Settlement Commission at a seminar organised here on Wednesday evening.

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