Friday, October 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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PU ties up with 3 top institutes
Signs MoUs for work on human genome
Chandigarh, October 4
Panjab University has tied up with three premier research institutes of the region to carry out pioneering work on the human genome. The study has been accorded national status.

An emu and a zebra, the latest additions to Chhat Bir Zoo.
An emu and a zebra, the latest additions to Chhat Bir Zoo, are captured by our cameraman Karam Singh on Thursday. The emu is the second largest flightless bird after the ostrich and is found in abundance in Australia. These animals are gifts from the Kanpur and Delhi zoos on the occasion of the World Wildlife Day.

CBI arrests 4 on charges of corruption
Chandigarh, October 4
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested four persons, including three employees of the State Transport Authority, Chandigarh, on charges of demanding and taking extorting money from local transporters.





EARLIER STORIES

 

50-crore compensation for farmers by year-end
Chandigarh, October 4
Land owners in villages of Kajheri, Palsora and Badheri will get compensation for their 229 acres acquired by the Chandigarh Administration by the end of this year. A sum of about Rs 50 crore is to be collectively paid to the farmers and the Administration is presently making arrangements for the money.

Outdated missiles burden IAF squadrons
Chandigarh, October 4
New squadrons raised by the IAF for providing air defence cover to vital points have been carrying unreliable surface-to-air (SAM) missiles, an official report has revealed. The report says that as many as 80 missiles, imported at a cost of about Rs 27 crore, continue to remain in the IAF’s inventory though they cannot be used.

Kapil has date with Kargil martyr’s sonFormer cricketer Kapil Dev interacts with Kargil martyr Subedar Joginder Singh’s son Jatinder.
Chandigarh, October 4
In just over two years after the education of Jatinder, son of a Kargil martyr, got sponsorship from former cricketer Kapil Dev, he visited Guru Nanak Public School in Sector 36 here to see how the student was faring.

Former cricketer Kapil Dev interacts with Kargil martyr Subedar Joginder Singh’s son Jatinder at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Separate parking lots for private vehicles
Chandigarh, October 4
Following the attack by militants on the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on October 1, the UT police today made separate parking arrangements outside all government buildings. The decision was taken by the top brass of the city police yesterday.

Kidnapping case: car owner traced

103 sites for auto-mechanics fetch Rs 5.68 cr

 
COMMUNITY

Rival SAD camps seek alliance with BJP
Chandigarh, October 4
The change of guard in the BJP ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections had its reverberations today in its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), with both of its groups seeking BJP’s exclusive liaison with them.

Ambulance service for accident victims
SAS Nagar, October 4
A Chandigarh-based social organisation, ‘ Zindagi Welfare Society’ today urged the local administration to make arrangements for rushing the victims of road accidents.

Cops on the job in robbery case
SAS Nagar, October 4
The local police today questioned employees of Mr Baldev Singh Sumal, a businessman in Phase 7 here, who was robbed of Rs 1 lakh by two unidentified motor cycle-borne youths on Tuesday night. Persons living in the same locality were also being questioned.

Demonstration on air-attack
Panchkula, October 4
The Haryana State Civil Defence today organised a demonstration at D.C. Model Sernior Secondary School to apprise Home Gaurd jawans against an air-attack.

Contests for mentally challenged kids
Chandigarh, October 4
The North Zone yoga and cultural competitions for mentally challenged children organised by the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children, Sector 32, ended at Lecma 3 BRD here today.

Conference on disaster management
Chandigarh, October 4
The regional branch for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) will hold an annual conference on ‘Disaster management: Lessons drawn and strategies for future’.

 
CRIME

Three theft cases registered
Chandigarh, October 4
Three cases of theft were registered in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

One held on robbery charge
Chandigarh, October 4
The Sector 36 police today arrested one person in connection with the robbery in the Sector 42 house of Mr Manjit Singh on September 8. All stolen goods have been recovered from him. The accused, Rang Lal was arrested by a police party from Dhakka colony in SAS Nagar today.

BUSINESS

MARKET PULSE
French company to develop Indian kitchenware
Chandigarh, October 4
Tefal, a French multinational, is trying to develop traditional Indian kitchen and home appliances like tawa and karahi for the Indian market. This was stated by Mr Marc Prager, head, Middle East and South Asia, Tefal SAF, France, while talking to newsmen here today. He said some of the home and kitchen appliances manufactured by his company had now become available in India. But all these items were quite expensive.

Raid on Dera Bassi unit
Chandigarh, October 4
A large team of PSEB officials accompanied by a posse of policemen today descended on a steel furnace unit of Dera Bassi to check alleged pilferage of power.

BIZ CLIPS

 
EDUCATION

‘Revolt’ against Nabha weakens
Chandigarh, October 4
The controversy over the ‘mutiny’ of three out of the four top office-bearers of the Panjab University Campus Students Council took a fresh turn today, with the general secretary and joint secretary showing their support for the president, Santokhwinder Singh Nabha. The duo had shown their dissent against the president in a written statement had at a press conference yesterday.


Bhupinder Beniwal (extreme left) shows the list of elected candidates in the Panjab University Campus Students Council who have signed a no-confidence motion against the president of the council. Dayal Pratap Randhawa addresses mediapersons along with Nishu Dubey, joint secretary, and Nidhi Puri, vice-president, at Students Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo

Making dreams come true
Chandigarh, October 4
Children’s community theatre festival being organised by the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) continued in full swing today, with students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35-D, presenting yet another play titled “Hip Hip Hurray”.

Teachers to discuss demands
Chandigarh, October 4
The general body meeting of the Government Teachers Union to discuss the pending demands of teachers will be held on October 6.

Students take out education rally
Chandigarh, October 4
Nearly 150 students from Government High Schools at Kaimwala and Khudda Ali Sher villages today spread the message of importance of wildlife conservation in villages. The students took out a procession through the villages.

Poor facilities in school
Chandigarh, October 4
The Government Primary School at Makhan Majra village here is reportedly functioning without peon, sweeper and watchman since July 27. The school does not have drinking water facility.

Prithpal Kaur

PU employees hold rally

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Charges against ADGP false, says CBI
Chandigarh, October 4
Exonerating Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police B.P. Tiwari from the allegations of molestation and outrage of modesty levelled by 19-year-old Mamta Sharma, the Central Bureau of Investigation today claimed that a false complaint had been filed by her and that she could be punished for this under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

  • Dismissed
  • Inspection of farm land

High Court seal modified
Chandigarh, October 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has modified the seal affixed on the judgements and orders issued by the Court in consonance with the provisions of the High Courts (Seals) Act, 1950.

GCM to review sentence
Chandigarh, October 4
The General Court Martial (GCM), which had earlier convicted an officer for malingering and disobedience during the Kargil war, today reassembled at N-Area here to review the officer’s sentence.

DISTRICT COURTS
Dowry case against Barnala, others dismissed
Chandigarh, October 4
A local court today dismissed a dowry case filed against the Governor of Uttaranchal, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, and other family members by her daughter-in-law, Parveshbir Kaur.

  • Yog Raj case
  • Contract killing case
  • Bail granted
  • One convicted
  • Kidnapping case

Justice Sethi to address lawyers
Chandigarh, October 4
Mr Justice R.P. Sethi of the Supreme Court will inaugurate the 3rd Punjab State Conference of the Indian Association of Lawyers on October 6 at the Art Gallery Auditorium in Sector 10.

 
CULTURE

MikaIn search of the moon
Chandigarh, October 4
To be smart may be easy, but to be vocal about one’s smartness is a rather difficult thing to do. However, for Mika, the younger brother of Daler Mehndi, who was halting in the city today, both these acts are easy enough. The easiest of all acts is “being in love with the seven cardinal notes.”

Balraj Sahni Memorial Awards presented

Chandigarh, October 4
In keeping with its tradition of awarding people who have made significant contributions to the field of Punjabi theatre, the Punjabi Kala Kendra (Mumbai and Chandigarh chapters) today presented the 17th Balraj Sahni Memorial awards 2001.

Kamal Tewari 

Sudesh Sharma

Harleen Kohli 

G.S. Chani 

Nonika Singh

Classical dance fest from Oct 11

HEALTH

Nursing college opens at Mohali
Chandigarh, October 4
Fortis Healthcare, promoted by Ranbaxy, today announced the opening of the Fortis School of Nursing at SAS Nagar. The school is offering a three-year diploma in general nursing and midwifery and is open to women candidates in the age group of 17-35, who have passed their 10+2 with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate preferably in science subjects.

 
SPORTS

Abhinav Bindra does city proud
Chandigarh, October 4
Shooter Abhinav Bindra has done City Beautiful proud by emerging the youngest Arjun Award winner in this year’s honour’s list, which was presented to him by the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, at an impressive function at Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on September 29. It was a memorable birthday present for Abhinav, who had turned 19 on September 28.

CBSE Cluster XI championships begin
Chandigarh, October 4
The CBSE Cluster XI Volleyball and Kho-Kho Championships were inaugurated by Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Officer, CBSE, Chandigarh. Fifty-eight teams from Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, parts of Punjab and Haryana are taking part in the tournament.

  • Football meet

  • Cross-country race

  • Korfball team

  • Shooting championship

  • Volleyball trials

  • Tennis meet

Anoop, Monika win table tennis titles
Panchkula, October 4
Anoop KC of Yamunanagar broke Sirsa’s winning streak in the men’s section to clinch the title in the third Haryana State Ranking TT Tournament. In the women’s section Monika of Sirsa lifted the title.

ADMINISTRATION

Dharna by govt, MC employees
Members of the Co-ordination Committee of Government and Municipal Corporation Employees and Workers at a dharna in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Chandigarh, October 4
The Co-ordination Committee of Government and Municipal Corporation Employees and Workers held a dharna to protest against the UT Administration’s move not to allow them to talk to the Home Secretary here today.

Members of the Co-ordination Committee of Government and Municipal Corporation Employees and Workers at a dharna in support of their demands in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

12 representations against delimitation
Panchkula, October 4
The office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, has been flooded with objections by different political parties, welfare societies and associations against the delimitation of wards announced by the district administration.

Additional charge for SDM, Central
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