Sunday, September 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Proposal to hike vehicle registration, licence fees
Chandigarh, September 29
Getting a vehicle registered, a new driving licence, duplicate papers and other documents is going to cost more as the Chandigarh Administration is set to notify hikes which will be double, and in some cases even triple, the existing fee.

Beant murder accused on fast
Chandigarh, September 29
An undertrial has been on a fast for the past four days in the Model Jail at Burail. An accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, Lakhwinder Singh, reportedly began his fast after he was not given a chance to meet the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), during his surprise visit to the jail on September 24.

BSNL launches WLL phones
Chandigarh, September 29
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched its state of the art wireless in local loop — offering limited mobility — facility in the city this morning. The phones will cover the entire Union Territory.

Mr Prithipal Singh, Director BSNL, and Mr S.C. Chaudhary, CGM, at the launching ceremony of wireless in local loop, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph





UT objects to CBSE move
Chandigarh, September 29
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is proposing to amend a rule in the examination bylaws for placing under compartment a candidate who has failed in one subject of external examination, instead of two.

Murder suspect at large
Chandigarh, September 29
The suspect in last evening’s murder in Sector 23 here is at large, while the police has launched a massive manhunt to nab him. The murder accused, Ashish Arora, alias Ashu, had allegedly been beating up his wife, Ms Kamaljit Kaur, the sister of the murdered.

JAG Dept officers face probe
Chandigarh, September 29
The Army’s Judge Advocate-General’s Department, the custodian of military justice, is in the eye of a storm. The Chief of the Army Staff is learnt to have ordered a court of inquiry against a retired Judge Advocate-General and other top officers of the department for alleged malpractices.


‘I give 4 hrs a day to people of my ward’
Chandigarh, September 29
Mr Bachan Singh, councillor of Ward Number 10 that includes Burail Village, Sector 45 and Colony Number 5, claims to have done a lot for the ward, but residents still have many complaints.

CITCO takes mentally challenged kids ‘for a ride’
Chhat Bir, September 29
It was a dream come true for 42 mentally-challenged students of Vatika, a school for deaf and dumb, who were taken on a free tour of the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) today on the third day of the ongoing World Tourism Week celebrations.
HEY, WHERE'S DONALD: Mentally challenged children pay these ducks a surprise visit at the Chhat Bir zoo as part of a CITCO tour on the third day of the World Tourism Week on Saturday. — Photo Karam Singh

A major traffic bottleneck
SAS Nagar
The stretch of road in front of the Phase I market is a major traffic bottleneck, and the problem has defied solution all these years.

Factionalism again in beopar mandal
Chandigarh, September 29
Less than three months after the election of Mr Jagdish Arora as the president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM), factionalism has again come to the fore in the premier traders’ body.

Meddling with education
A young lecturer narrates his tale of woe in the Sector 16 house of Dr S.K. Soni, a former Principal of Government College. “I have been transferred thrice in two months because I did not permit a senior officer’s son to cheat in the examination,” the lecturer mutters, wiping beads of perspiration from his brow.

Regiment celebrates anniversary
Chandigarh, September 29
The Regiment of Artillery celebrated its 174th anniversary in Chandi Mandir cantonment near here today. On this day, the regiment remembers all its gallant gunners who gave their life for the future of the country.

General Mann given warm send-off
Chandigarh, September 29
The Chief of Staff (COS), Western Command, Lt Gen H.R.S. Mann, who retires from service tomorrow, was given a warm send-off at the Headquarters, Western Command, Chandi Mandir today. Lt Gen H.S. Kanwar will take over as the new COS on October 1.

Wire-maker panel’s clarification
Chandigarh, September 29
Reacting to the issue of alleged power theft in the Industrial Area, the Wire Manufacturers Association has clarified that meters have been fully secured by the department by affixing paper and lead seals on meters and meter boxes.


In the world of rampaging reptiles
Out there , it is an ominous world. Fear is the key. Danger lurks in every corner. Terror is the name of the game. Welcome to the reptile land whose unchartered wilderness drips with hostility. Dinosaurs are the hunters. Humans are the hunted. Life hangs on a tenuous thread. Death is a grim reality. “Jurassic Park I” and “Jurassic Park : The Lost World “ took the actors to the edge. “Jurassic Park III” (Kiran) takes them beyond.

Sam Neill in ‘Jurrasic Park III’
Sam Neill in ‘Jurrasic Park III’ 


Man crushed to death by school bus
Chandigarh, September 29
A SAS Nagar resident was killed after he was hit by a school bus here yesterday. According to information, Roop Singh of Phase X was on a moped when a bus of Satluj Public School hit him.

Four ‘hunters’ held on murder charge
Panchkula, September 29
The local police claims to have solved an 11-month-old case of murder by “hunters”. It arrested four persons today in this case and registered cases under Sections 302 and 307 of the IPC against them.

One held for cheating
Lalru, September 29
The police has arrested Gurdhian Singh, a resident of Naniyola village in Ambala district for duping Karnail Singh of Jola village of Rs 11,000, here on Saturday. The arrested took money from the victim on pretext of getting his case solved after making payments to the Lalru SHO.


New SC students’ body
A non-political organisation, the Ambedkar Students’ Association, has taken birth at Panjab University to act as a watchdog for the interests of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other economically weaker sections.

PU colleges show ‘lack of seriousness’
Chandigarh, September 29
The 'lack of seriousness' among colleges about conducting practical examinations for the annual university examination in science faculties, particularly at the undergraduate level, was highlighted at a meeting of the science faculty of Panjab University here today.

Art-and-craft exhibition by school students
Chandigarh, September 29
The annual art and craft exhibition and science fair put up by students of Woodlands House School, Sector 8, here today, proved to be big draw with parents of the students flocking the premises since morning.

Students of Woodlands House School, Sector 8, Panchkula, with their items at annual crafts exhibition on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Woodlands House School, Sector 8, Panchkula, with their items at annual crafts exhibition on Saturday.

Declamation contest on dowry issue
Chandigarh, September 29
About 25 students of classes VIII and IX participated in a declamation contest on the evils of the dowry system prevailing in the country. The contest was organised by the Lions Club at DAV Model School in Sector 15 here today. The speakers delivered effective speeches to make other students aware about the “evils of the dowry system”. They highlighted the rising level of bride burning in India.

College block dedicated to martyrs
Chandigarh, September 29
The staff of DAV College, Sector, 10 here today gave farewell party to Principal, Mr R.C. Jeewan, on his last working day in the college.

Mr G.P. Chopra, president, DAV College Managing Committee, inaugurates the newly built administrative block, Shaurya Bhavan, on the DAV College premises in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Bail in illegal immigration case
Chandigarh, September 29
A local court today granted bail to Manjit Singh in a case under the Immigration Act. A case against the accused, and others had been registered under Sections 419, 420 of the IPC and 25 of the Immigration Act at police station in Sector 34 here.

  • Judicial remand for two

  • Bail plea dismissed

  • Arrest warrants

  • Notice on bail plea

  • Bail granted


Kathakali’s journey from Vyas to Bard
Chandigarh, September 29
No matter what the stream of dance is, a good piece of choreography always fuses eyes, ears and mind. 

Kalamandalam Amaljit and Sadanand Srinathan, members of Sadanam Balakrishnan’s International Centre for Kathakali, enact a sequence from Mahabharata, as part of the ‘Virasat’ series of SPIC MACAY, in IMTECH Auditorium, Chandigarh, on Sarurday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


CEVA’s theatre fest for kids
Chandigarh, September 29
With the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA)’s eight-day community theatre festival beginning at Sukhna Lake today, the children can get ready to experience complete joy during the coming few days.


Wins for FCI, BBMB XI
Chandigarh, September 29
The Food Corporation of India and Bhakra Beas Management Board XI surged ahead in the second Dilawari cricket tournament played here today at Gursagar grounds. In the first match played between the FCI and the HSIDC, the former outclassed the latter by ten wickets.

  • Cricket tourney

  • Amateur Boxing Association

Milkha Singh raises a moot point
The controversy over Arjuna Awards has grown further with the former ace athlete, Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, once again refusing to attend the ceremony. Milkha Singh is of the view that it has not been right for the Union Sports Ministry to recommend awards on the basis of propaganda by some undeserving players. Milkha Singh’s voice became hot news and it was flashed all over India.

Young cyclists paddle it out
Chandigarh, September 29
It was an eventful occasion for the young cyclists of the local Tender Heart School, Sector 33, as the cross country cycling race saw as many as 80 boys and girls from Class X and XI.

Scramble golf tournament
Chandigarh, September 29
The Chandigarh Golf Club will be hosting the scramble golf tournament tomorrow. This interesting tournament will be played for the first time on the lush course of the local club.


New EO talks tough
With a new Estate Officer, Ms Geeta Bharti, taking charge this week, things have started looking up as far as the problem of encroachments is concerned. After gone round the city, she said that the problem of encroachment largely revolved around occupation of HUDA land by jhuggi-dwellers and rehris at roundabouts.

Plan to reduce accidents
Chandigarh, September 29
To bring a decline in the rush-hour accident rate at areas of traffic hazards here, the traffic police has come up with a plan of deploying personnel at at least 10 spots.

No challan
Chandigarh, September 29
The Chandigarh traffic police has said that it will issue no challan for violations of the new pattern of number plates in the city.


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