Tuesday, October 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Local BJP unit gets new team
Mahajan heads 12-member ad hoc committee
Chandigarh, October 1
The national BJP leadership has replaced the present team of local office-bearers led by Mr Dharampal Gupta with a 12-member adhoc committee led by Mr Yashpal Mahajan ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections, scheduled in December.

70-year-old villager found murdered
Raipur Rani, October 1
Mystery shrouds the death of a 70-year-old Badona village resident whose body with multiple stab wounds was found in a shop located on the Trilokpur-Morni link road, about 2 km from here, this morning.

He loves his versatility

Chandigarh, October 1
Hans Raj Hans prefers to call himself just a singer. “Please do not typecast me as a Sufi singer or a folk singer. I consider myself a versatile singer who likes to sing all types of songs with equal gusto,” says the singer. 

Singer Hans Raj Hans performs at a music showroom in Chandigarh on Monday.

Singer Hans Raj Hans performs at a music showroom in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo

No immediate land for housing societies
Chandigarh, October 1
Not all 57 cooperative housing societies will be allotted land in the first phase of allotments to be made in the coming days. A total of 25 co-operative societies, which were to be collectively allotted about 72 acres of land for members, will have to wait for some more time despite depositing more than Rs 9 crore as first instalment towards land costs.





A sister duo, Simran and  Tripat,  recently brought out their debut album `Lacha Multan Da.'
(28k, 56k)


EARLIER STORIES

 

Fake bank drafts give cops the blues
Chandigarh, October 1
The city police has expressed concern over fake bank drafts believed to be in circulation and the misuse of bearer bank drafts worth crores of rupees. Well-placed sources inform that a number of fake bank drafts are in circulation, especially amongst the trading community. 

VC to settle NRI seat issue
Chandigarh, October 1
Panjab University Senate agenda this time was laden with serious academic concerns. Significant decisions were taken on issues which concern hundreds of students while others were referred for serious deliberations to special committees to set right the academic atmosphere.

HUDA identifies placements for rehriwalas
Panchkula, October 1
For once, the Haryana Urban Development Authority has seemingly resolved the encroachment problem by rehri and phariwalas. Based on discussions with their various unions, the HUDA authorities have identified certain “placements” for them in the city.

Woman sets herself on fire
Chandigarh, October 1
A woman in her mid-30s immolated herself at her Sector 23-D residence this evening. She sustained 75 per cent burns and was rushed to the PGI for treatment. It is learnt that Priya, a 33- year- old housewife, poured petrol over herself in the backyard of their house at about 6: 45 pm.

 

COMMUNITY

Experiences of a lifetime
Chandigarh, October 1
For the 31 girls who have never stepped beyond the barren mountains of Kargil before, a trip to this region, organised by the Army, has opened windows to a whole new world. 
The GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, and the president, Army Wives Welfare Association, Ms Deep Surjit Singh, interact with students
The GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, and the president, Army Wives Welfare Association, Ms Deep Surjit Singh, interact with students from Kargil at the Command House in Chandi Mandir on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph 

Anti-encroachment drive ineffective
SAS Nagar, October 1
The ongoing anti-encroachment drive of the Municipal Council has so far failed to achieve the desired results with most offenders getting back into business as soon as the official’s back is turned. As soon as the anti-encroachment staff reach a particular market to confiscate goods lying in corridors or in the open, the shopkeepers manage to pull back most of these goods into their shops.

Madhav Rao ScindiaScindia’s death condoled
Chandigarh, October 1
Various political parties today expressed shock and grief over the demise of Congress leader Madhav Rao Scindia, who was killed in a plane crash in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee held a condolence meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Sector 35, and paid floral tributes to the departed leader. 

PUDA to get 50-cr loan from Corporation Bank
Chandigarh, October 1
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has been sanctioned a term loan of Rs 50 crore by Corporation Bank to partly finance the acquisition of land for five new sectors at SAS Nagar as well as for undertaking development works thereon. 

A day when generation gap melted
Chandigarh, October 1
The gap between the old and the new generations was bridged in a joyful manner at the Old Age Home in Sector 15 where a colourful function was organised by the students and teachers of Dev Samaj College on the occasion of the International Day for the Elderly today.
Inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, Chandigarh
Inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, Chandigarh, participate in a group dance during a function organised on the occasion of International Day for the Elderly on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Of money, man and meanness
Chandigarh, October 1
Money is certainly the balancing factor, even in the most intimate of human relationships. A fact that came to light when a man, in order to get hold of the family’s property worth Rs 1 crore, claimed that his parents were mentally challenged.

Lieut-Gen H.S. KanwarGeneral Kanwar assumes charge
Chandigarh, October 1
Lieut-Gen H.S. Kanwar assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Western Command, at Chandimandir today. He takes over from Lieut-Gen H.R.S. Mann, who retired yesterday. Prior to taking up this present appointment, General Kanwar was Chief of Staff, 16 Corps at Nagrota.

Software for  residents
Chandigarh, October 1
In order to make Panchkula a model IT district, a presentation was given by drishti.com on ‘Suchna apke dwar’ in Mini Secretariat, Panchkula.

 

CRIME

Security cover for kin of murdered man
Chandigarh, October 1
The police has provided round- the- clock security to family members of Joginder Singh, who was killed by his brother- in- law, Ashish Arora on September 28. According to information available, two armed policemen have been put on permanent duty outside the Sector 23-D residence of the bereaved family. The family had been receiving threats from the accused and had earlier requested for police security cover.

Four attacked by armed youths
Panchkula, October 1
A group of armed youngsters attacked four Kalka residents, including a camel rider, who were operating from in front of the Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore, about 20 km from here, last evening.

Burglary
Chandigarh
Some miscreants broke into a booth in Sector 22 and fled away with a colour television, 21 pairs of shoes, 35 jeans and 45 shirts. The police has registered an FIR under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC, on the complaint of Mr Vijay Kumar.

BUSINESS

Private traders buy 1.56 lakh tonnes of paddy

BIZ CLIP

 

EDUCATION

17,500 forms sold for posts of teacher 
Chandigarh, October 1
Even though the last date for the submission of forms for the appointment of 324 teachers on regular basis is a fortnight away, over 17,500 applications have been sold by the UT Education Department till date.

Colleges of education have it easy now
Chandigarh, October 1
With the decision of the National Council for Teachers Education to relax the recruitment conditions for lecturers in education colleges affiliated to Panjab University, which has been ratified by the PU Senate, the two city colleges of education have virtually heaved a sigh of relief.

IAS Centre at PU offers new courses
Chandigarh, October 1
For the coming UGC NET-CSIR Examinations, the IAS Centre of Panjab University is introducing new programmes in life sciences, commerce and management. Already, the centre has been conducting such programmes in social sciences.

10-day NSS camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 1
A 10-day NSS camp at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, ended at the college here today. A special valedictory function was held on the occasion. Ms Madhvi Kataria, Director, Social Welfare, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Slum kids bring out newspaper
Chandigarh, October 1
It’s journalism with a difference. Around 15 slum children from Aasha school, in the age group of 6 to 14, have come out with a newspaper ‘’Aasha’’. Students from the Janata and Kumahar colony, Sector 25, participated in the endeavour.

Essay-writing contest
Chandigarh, October 1
Bhavna Ranjan of GGDSD College, Sector 32, got the first prize in a UT-level essay-writing competition on national integration and communal harmony held at Government College, Sector 11, here today.

Counselling postponed
Chandigarh, October 1
The third and final counselling session for admission to B.Sc (Honours) and B.Pharma (first year), scheduled to be held on October 5, has been postponed.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Directive to AG on octroi abolition
Chandigarh, October 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked Punjab’s Advocate-General Hardev Singh Mattewal to inform the court on the next date of hearing if any statement was issued to the press, regarding the abolition of octroi, by the Minister for Local Bodies or any other minister.

  • Pay 1.5 lakh in custodial death case

  • Life term for housewife upheld

DISTRICT COURTS
Yog Raj Singh granted bail 
Chandigarh, October 1
Former Test cricketer and Punjabi film actor Yog Raj Singh, was today granted bail by a local court in a case under the Petrol Adulteration and Essential Commodities Act. The case against the accused was registered under Sections 420, 286 and 120-B of the IPC along with the Section 23 of the Petroleum Act on November 10, 2000.

  • Bail granted

  • Police remand

  • Challan filed

 

CULTURE


A fine display of contrasting complexities
Chandigarh, October 1
Two mediums expressing two different philosophies — the combination is simply mindboggling. This is how the spectators felt as photographer Ashok Kaushal exhibited his complex mindscape series, along with Dr Anand Aggarwal, who with his brush strokes, came out with a wonderful landscape series, at the IndusInd Art Gallery in Sector 8 here today.

A photograph by Ashok Kaushal
A photograph by Ashok Kaushal on display at the IndusInd Art Gallery, Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Shera out with new album
Harbhajan SheraChandigarh, October 1
After the success of “Aaja aaja ni padosne”, Punjabi pop star Harbhajan Shera today released his new album, “Mausam Bahaar Da”. Released by Catrack, the album, which has 10 songs, having the feel of rich Punjabi culture and tradition, has music by Surinder Bachan. 

A saga relived
Chandigarh, October 1
The story of the Babbar Akali movement, a proud saga of the war of independence waged against British rulers by people of Punjab, unfolded during the play “Sees Tali Te”, staged at the Bhaskar Rao indoor auditorium of Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 here this evening.
Artistes perform in the Punjabi play “Sees Tali Te”
Artistes perform in the Punjabi play “Sees Tali Te” at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— A Tribune photo


HEALTH


Hearing problems of the elderly discussed
Chandigarh, October 1
The International Day for the Elderly was observed by the Indian Medical Association State Branch in association with the Servants of People Society at Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today. 
Dr G.S. Kochhar (extreme right), President, IMA, addresses a seminar
Dr G.S. Kochhar (extreme right), President, IMA, addresses a seminar on ENT problems in old age in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. Others in the picture are Dr Nitin Nagarkar (centre) and Dr Arjun Dass. — A Tribune photograph

New hope for heart patients
Chandigarh, October 1
Cardiologists have come up with a new technique to help patients of failing heart to live longer and improve their quality of life. Called biventricular pacing or cardiac resynchronisation therapy, it holds out new hope for advanced heart failure patients.

52 donate blood at Amartex camp
Panchkula, October 1
As many as 52 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Amartex, a garment and clothing wholesale outlet, at the factory premises in Industrial Area, here today.

 

SPORTS

Young cricketers have date with stars
Chandigarh, October 1
The budding cricketers of St John’s High School, Sector 26, had a date with international batsman Mohammad Kaif and another national prospect Sarandeep Singh on their school premises. Both Indian stars were in the city for the JP Attray cricket tournament, currently in progress.
Mohammad Kaif gives a tip to a young cricketer
Mohammad Kaif gives a tip to a young cricketer at St John’s School in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo  Pankaj Sharma.

Rashi, Satish claim state TT titles
Chandigarh, October 1
The third Haryana State Ranking Table Tennis tournament began here today at DAV English Medium Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Panchkula, with Rashi and Satish, both from Sirsa, claiming the girls and boys singles titles in the below 10 years (Kid) section.

ADMINISTRATION

Fantry M. JaswalNew Commissioner for Central service
Chandigarh, October 1
Ms Fantry M. Jaswal, a 1976 batch Indian Revenue Service officer, has, on promotion, assumed charge as the Commissioner of Central Excise at Chandigarh. Prior to this assignment, she was Additional Commissioner (Air Cargo Unit) in Delhi.

Transfers in Police Department
Chandigarh, October 1
Six non-gazetted officers in Police Department have been issued transfer orders by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain. This comes close on the heels of transfer of more than 60 MHCs and head constables posted at various police stations and police posts.

Move to amend Consumer Protection Act
Chandigarh, October 1
The Central Government plans to amend the existing Consumer Protection Act, 1986. This was stated by Mr Bindu Madhav Joshi, all-India general secretary of the Akhil Grahak Panchayat, while speaking at a workshop organised by the panchayat here today.

Jhuggis demolished in Palsora
Chandigarh, October 1
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the Estate Office here today demolished about 100 jhuggis and about 50 “rehris” in Palsora. The demolitions were carried out on those jhuggis which were illegally constructed jhuggis in the school building compound were demolished.Top

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