Saturday, October 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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New BSNL policy may deny connections to many
Chandigarh, October 5
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited may be induced to think in terms of denying its telephone connections to those who already have phone connections provided by rival private telephone companies like HFCL, Bharti and Reliance.

Villagers triumph after 30 years of struggle
Chandigarh, October 5
After a wait of about 30 years, villagers who were ousted to develop the second phase (Sectors 31 to 47), Industrial Area, and also to expand the airport in the city, will get “maximum possible benefits” the Chandigarh Administration has assured the National Human Rights Commission on the issue. Nearly 5,000 families were used to live in these 11 former villages will stand to gain after a three decade long struggle.



EARLIER STORIES

 
Security arrangements
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, October 5
With various religious, political and social organisations giving a clarion call for a Punjab bandh tomorrow, the UT and Punjab police has made elaborate arrangements for security.


Sikh organisations take out a procession in protest against burning of Birs in Chandigarh on Friday. —  A Tribune photograph

Sikh organisations take out a procession in protest against burning of Birs in Chandigarh on Friday.


Panel to study continuous evaluation issue
Chandigarh, October 5
Taking a serious note of the Senate recommendations to improve the examination system, Panjab University has constituted a committee to study the issue of incorporating continuous evaluation of a student throughout an academic session for final evaluation.

BSP launches campaign for MCC poll
Chandigarh, October 5
The Bahujan Samaj Party here today took a lead over its rival parties with its supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, launching campaign for the Municipal Corporation elections ahead of others.

GCM sacks Major Madhan
Chandigarh, October 5
Major V.K. Madhan of 2 Rajputana Rifles has now been dismissed from service by a General Court-Martial, which had reassembled at the N. Area here to review his sentence. He had been found guilty of malingering and disobedience during the Kargil conflict and was awarded eight years loss of seniority, eight years loss of service (for pension) and a severe reprimand.

Forlorn zebra mocks at wildlife celebrations
Chhat Bir, October 5
Visitors may enjoy watching a colourful male Zebra at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, transported from Kanpur zoo, on Thursday but may not feel the hapless condition of the mute animal. To avoid feeling of lonliness in animals, the Central Zoo Authority her forbidden to keep single animals in any zoo of the country.

 

COMMUNITY

‘Due respect must be given to holy scriptures’
SAS Nagar, October 5
The government should amend the relevant provisions of the law to give rigorous imprisonment to a person who shows disrespect to holy scriptures, and nobody should be allowed to play with the feelings of people practising different faiths, said Bhai Ranjit Singh.

Stone of gurdwara building laid
Panchkula, October 5
The SGPC President, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, today laid the foundation stone of a gurdwara building to be constructed at the historic Nada Sahib Gurdwara.
Although he was scheduled to reach the Nada Sahib Gurdwara at 11 a.m., he motored down here after 12.30 p.m. , much to the inconvenience of the public.

Secretariat to have fire-safety system
Chandigarh, October 5
The 10-storey-high Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat will at last have a fire extinguishing and also a fire-sensing system in place. This comes six years after a proposal to make the building fire safe was originally mooted.

EATING OUT
Eat as you relax
Chandigarh
There are times when eating becomes incidental. What is of prime importance is ‘hanging out’. And if the preparation is yummy and the ‘hanging out’ jointes hep, it clicks. Just as it has clicked with Chandigarhians, mostly the youth, who throng Goldie’s Roost in the Sector 8 inner market (not Madhya Marg).

Chandel advocates use of Hindi
Chandigarh, October 5
Mr Suresh Chandel, an MP from Himachal Pradesh, today gave a clarion call to the public to promote and propagate Hindi in official correspondence.
Speaking at a function organised by the PGI on the occasion of Hindi Fortnight celebrations, Mr Chandel said even after more than 50 years of Independence, the upper strata of society continued to be influenced by English.

Federation seeks commissions help
Chandigarh, October 5
The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Federation, Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory, has petitioned the National Commission to intervene to get policies corrected in favour of them in the Union Territory.

City police action resented
SAS Nagar, October 5
The Punjab Police has objected to “forcible picking” of four persons from Jhujhar Nagar, here, by the Chandigarh Police in a case of kidnapping of a travel agent of Maloya village.

Army Commander visits paraplegic centre
SAS Nagar, October 5
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh visited the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), here today. He went around the physiotherapy room, wards, vocational training workshop, family quarters and the recreation and information room.

Novel way to protest
Chandigarh, October 5
In a novel way to protest, members of the All-India Passport Employees Association have decided to attend office on a holiday. According to a statement issued here today, employees of the Regional Passport Office would be attending office on Saturday.

 
CRIME

Servant decamps with Rs 4 lakh
Chandigarh, October 5
A man was duped of Rs. 4 lakh by his servant, when he had sent the latter to get a cheque cleared from a bank.
According to information available, Mr Satish Kumar, who run a fruit shop in Sector 26 Grain Market, had sent his employee, Shiv Kumar, to get a cheque worth Rs 4 lakh encashed from the Sector 28 branch of the Bank of Punjab.

 
EDUCATION

Student council takes charge
Chandigarh, October 5
The student council under the presidentship of Ramandeep Singh Pannu took charge following an oath-taking ceremony at Government College for Men, Sector 11, here today.

Masks, music and bliss
Chandigarh, October 5
Unlimited strings of pleasure, uninhibited moments of togetherness and upbeat moods — the recipe brewing this morning at a local hotel was just about bliss. The occasion was routine — another year of welcoming fresh students and bidding adieu to those who had had their share of skill on the campus of the National Institute of Fashion Design, Sector 8.

Freshers share moments of joy at the freshers’ bash organised by the National Institute of Fashion Design at a hotel in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma
Freshers share moments of joy at the freshers’ bash organised by the National Institute of Fashion Design at a hotel in Chandigarh on Friday.

State-level science fair opened
Students of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, wait to perform at a cultural programme at the inauguration of 10th state-level science fair and exhibition on Friday. Chandigarh, October 5
The 10th state-level science fair and exhibition was inaugurated by the Regional Officer, CBSE, Mr Yograj Sachdeva at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School here on Friday.

Students of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, wait to perform at a cultural programme at the inauguration of 10th state-level science fair and exhibition on Friday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Workshop on automotive power
Chandigarh, October 5
A one-day workshop on “Emerging trends in automotive power” is being organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers in collaboration with the Aeronautical Society of India at Punjab Engineering College, here tomorrow.

Freshers’ party
Chandigarh, October 5
A colourful cultural programme was presented by students at a freshers’ party at Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, here today.
Himanshu and Meenakshi of BA I were declared Mr and Miss fresher of the college for the current year.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Special courts for disposing of compensation cases
Dabwali fire tragedy victims
Chandigarh, October 5
Recommending the constitution of special courts for disposing of the compensation claims filed by Dabwali fire tragedy victims, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that certain hospitals will not demand advance for plastic surgery or any other treatment from the patients.

DISTRICT COURTS
Murder accused’s relatives seek bail
Chandigarh, October 5
Four family members of Ashish Arora, the main accused in the Sector 23 murder of Joginder Singh, have filed an anticipatory bail plea in a local court.
The brother of the accused, Sanjay Arora, his father, Onkar Arora, his mother, Kanta Arora, and his sister-in-law, Archana Arora, have filed a plea on the apprehension that the police might arrest them in the case.

Notice issued on change of uniform
Chandigarh, October 5
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice K.S. Kumaran and Mr Justice J S Khehar today issued notice of motion to the Union of India over a petition filed by officers of the Military Nursing Services challenging an order changing their uniform. The court has fixed October 9 as the date for further hearing.

PU Registrar’s arrest stayed in dowry case
Chandigarh, October 5
Issuing notice of motion for November 7, Mr Justice Nirmal Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the arrest of Panjab University’s Registrar-cum-Controller of examination S.P. Dhawan and his wife Sudarshan Dhawan in a dowry case.

Ban extended
Chandigarh, October 5
The ban on carrying of licensed firearms at public places has been extended following an order of the District Magistrate issued today. The order will be effective from October 8 will remain in force till December 6.


 

CULTURE

Another performance by Shankar
Chandigarh, October 5
He was here on September 8 for the promotion of his latest album, ‘Kudiyaan’. And after less than a month, he was here again today. This time to perform at a music store in Sector 17. Delhi-based singer Shankar Sawhney seems to be really in awe of the city, which he finds time to visit despite the busy schedule.

Punjabi pop singer Shankar Sawhney performs at a music store in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjabi pop singer Shankar Sawhney performs at a music store in Chandigarh on Friday.


HEALTH

‘TB endemic in city’s slums’
Chandigarh, October 5
Nearly 60 per cent of UT’s slum population may be infected with tuberculosis in one form or the other.
This startling disclosure was made here today by Dr Gurvinder Singh and Dr Poonamjit Kaur, a husband-wife medico team which has been running a clinical laboratory in the heart of the city for the past several years.

City leads in blood donation
Chandigarh, October 5
Voluntary blood donation in Chandigarh was highest in the northern region, said the UT Home Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, while inaugurating a day-long seminar on blood transfusion at the Nursing Institute of General Hospital, Sector 16, here today.


 

SPORTS

Bronze for India in roller hockey
Chandigarh, October 5
The Indian women roller hockey team won bronze medal in the 7th Asian Roller Skating Meet, in progress at Taitung City in Taiwan. As per reports reaching Ms Rajni Thareja, president of the Roller Skating Association of Panchkula, three of her school students, Priyanka Sharma, Amrita Singh and Reetika Sharma, were members of the team.


ADMINISTRATION

52 representations against delimitation
Panchkula, October 5
The Deputy Commissioner has received 52 representations from various political parties, welfare associations and welfare societies till this evening, which was the last date for receiving objections against delimitation of wards announced by the district administration.

Probe indicts Head Constable
Chandigarh, October 5
The Senior Superintendent of Police, UT, today ordered the registration of a case against a Head Constable in the UT Vigilance department. The said cop had posed himself as posted in the Punjab Chief Minister’s security and had impressed upon a trader in Sector 26 to vacate the rented premises at the instance of the landlord or pay for the party fund.

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