Friday, October 12, 2001,Chandigarh, India





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Industry to generate its own power
Approval expected next week
Chandigarh, October 11
Adopting an innovative approach to deal with the growing shortage of power in the city, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to allow industrialists to have their own small captive power generation plants to operate their units. Generation units will have to be in excess of 2 megawatts.

Panchkula police to acquire speed radars
Panchkula, October 11
Overspeeding in the city would soon be a thing of the past with the district police forwarding a proposal to the police headquarters for acquiring new speed radars to check overspeeding in the town.

MCC to reintroduce paid parking in Sector 17
Chandigarh, October 11
The parking lots in Sectors 17 and 8 are going to be paid ones. ‘’The decision to make the parking lots paid has been made by the Municipal Corporation after a direction from the UT Administration and rates would be kept in probably two or three slabs,’’ a corporation source told Chandigarh Tribune here today.

A policeman asks a scooterist to park his scooter in the underground parking lot made functional by the Municipal Corporation A policeman asks a scooterist to park his scooter in the underground parking lot made functional by the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in Sector 17, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph





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WORLD SIGHT DAY
Centre to raise army of ‘grief counsellors’ 
Chandigarh, October 11
In a bid to give a fillip to the movement for eye banking, the Government of India plans to raise a trained and committed army of “grief counsellors” who will approach members of the family of a deceased person at an appropriate time and motivate them to donate the eyes.

Players from the Punjab Polo Association and Punjab and Sind Bank try to control the ball during the opening game of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Bicentenary Coronation Polo Tournament at Railway Territorial Ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. A feast for polo lovers of city
Chandigarh, October 11
A sizeable crowd at the Railway Territorial Army Ground could not have asked for more. It was treated to a rare feast of polo by teams of the Punjab Polo Association and Punjab and Sind Bank who played superbly for a 5-5 draw to mark the beginning of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bicentenary Coronation Polo Tournament here this afternoon.


Players from the Punjab Polo Association and Punjab and Sind Bank try to control the ball during the opening game of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Bicentenary Coronation Polo Tournament at Railway Territorial Ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Karam Singh 

VSNL fails to help police in cyber crime case
Chandigarh, October 11
The first cyber crime case registered in the city is again hanging fire, with the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) having finally written to the city police that the activity log of the two days on which hacking in the case is alleged to have taken place is not available.

Dept claims fall in malaria cases
Panchkula, October 11
The district health authorities here have claimed that they have been successful in containing the spread of malaria in the district, bringing down the number of reported cases by almost 40 per cent.

CVM disowns Sangeeta Gupta
Chandigarh, October 11
The Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM) here today disowned Ms Sangeeta Gupta accused of criminal conspiracy rape of a minor girl and her kidnapping.

 
COMMUNITY

MURDER MILES
Test of courage for students
Panchkula
Catching a bus to reach their college and school and then back to their homes has become a test of courage for the students who come from far off villages of the district to attend classes in Panchkula.

Beant case accused undergoes operation
Chandigarh, October 11
Navjot Singh , one of the accused in the assassination case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh was today operated on in the PGI for a knee-joint problem.

Air Force anniversary function
Chandigarh, October 11
A cultural programme and a cake-cutting ceremony marked the celebrations of the Air Force anniversary at the MiG-23/27 TETTRA school at the Air Force High Grounds near here.

SSP refutes allegation
Chandigarh, October 11
Amidst allegations of Sweety Bajaj and other accused in the rape of a 15-year-old girl being given a VIP treatment while in police remand, the SSP, the H.G.S. Dhaliwal, today conducted a surprise check in Sector 36 police station.

 
CRIME

Three cases of vehicle theft
Chandigarh, October 11
Three cases of theft have been registered in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

Mobile phone snatched
Chandigarh, October 11
Two motorcyclists snatched a mobile phone from a scooter-borne girl in the Sector 11 market at about 5 pm today.

BUSINESS

MARKET PULSE
Instant food product launched
SAS Nagar, October 11
A woman entrepreneur, running a food processing unit in focal point of Industrial Area in Phase 9, today launched an instant gravy under the brand “Zest Food (India)”. The product, which would initially be available in Panchkula, SAS Nagar and Chandigarh has been launched in four different varieties — Shahi Paneer, Paneer Makhanwala, Butter Chicken and Dal Makhni — priced between Rs 18 and Rs 25 for a 200 gram pack.

 
EDUCATION

School board forms poll commission
SAS Nagar, October 11
The Punjab School Education Board authorities today appointed a three-member election commission for conducting the general election of the Punjab School Education Board (Non-Teaching) Karamchari Association. The election to the association will be held on October 24 under the supervision of Mr Parveen Kumar Rattan, Mr Sukhpal Singh and Mr Gurjinder Singh.

Students demand facilities
Chandigarh, October 11
Students of the Evening Studies Department, Panjab University, are not treated at par with the regular students in terms of facilities available.

All set for PU youth festivals
Chandigarh, October 11
The stage is set for the inter-college youth festivals of Panjab University, scheduled to commence later this month, covering more than 100 affiliated colleges of the university.

Kids highlight ill effects of population explosionParticipants perform at the folk dance competition organised on the occasion of Population Education Week celebrations at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Chandigarh, October 11
The rich colour of Rajasthan dominated the venue at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, where a folk dance competition for the schoolchildren was organised on the occasion of Population Education Week celebrations here today.

  • Exhibition on population education

Participants perform at the folk dance competition organised on the occasion of Population Education Week celebrations at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

ITFT students advised to cultivate spirit of service
Chandigarh, October 11
Mr Puranjit Singh, Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Administration, advised the students, who have successfully completed their airlines management programme, to cultivate the spirit of service and customer care, although sometimes they had to work for longer hours than the normal duty hours.

Deliberations on schools today
Chandigarh, October 11
A galaxy of principals of CBSE affiliated schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, apart from some far-off places in Punjab and Haryana, would gather at the Sector 8 DAV Public School tomorrow to deliberate with Mr Ashok Ganguly, chairman of the CBSE on various issues concerning “schools of the millennium”.

National seminar on entrepreneurship
Chandigarh, October 11
A two-day national seminar on entrepreneurship in emerging areas concluded at the Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI), Sector 26, here today.

Education board ‘ignoring HC order’
SAS Nagar, October 11
The daily-waged employees of the Punjab School Education Board have alleged that the board authorities were not regularising their services in the light of an order of a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The employees said the Secretary to the Education Department had also written to the Secretary of the board to implement the orders.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Punjab Chief Architect’s extension quashed
Chandigarh, October 11
Quashing the order passed by the state of Punjab permitting Chief Architect P.R. Luthara to continue in service after superannuation, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state to take steps in accordance with the law.

  • Rathore’s plea dismissed
  • Order to conduct teacher’s interview
  • Notice on ‘granth’ printing
  • Plea admitted
  • Notice on octroi

 
CULTURE

The play ‘Raja ki Rasoi’ being staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Relevant theme, powerful portrayals
Chandigarh, October 11
Truth has a thousand faces, each face bitter to the hilt. Truth is scuttled at every level and no one musters the courage to bare it. In this demolition of the basic structure of truth lies the nemesis.

The play ‘Raja ki Rasoi’ being staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Graceful fusion by enchantress
Chandigarh, October 11
With grace resting on her nimble feet, Bharati Shivaji acts as an enchantress. She delights, regales and finally fuses the eye, ear and mind of the viewer. As she witnesses this fusion happen, she smiles, for that is the real reward she earns as one of the greatest exponents of mohiniattam in the country.Children from Jammu present a play “Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” directed by Balwant Thakur at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.

Hypocrisy in society portrayed
Chandigarh, October 11
Small cheers and great welcome make a merry feast. Thanks to the organisers of Natya Parv-2001, the city attended yet another feast at Tagore Theatre today. This one was all about some serious stuff packaged in a hilarious fashion. A group of 20 children bubbled with energy, angst and fire on stage.

Children from Jammu present a play “Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” directed by Balwant Thakur at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Punjabi singer Babbu Mann performs in Chandigarh Club on Thursday. Babbu Mann enthrals audience
Chandigarh, October 11
Dense synthetic smoke bellowing out of the impressive gadgets, meticulously placed at the sides of the impressive stage, changed hues under the colourful blinking lights as pop star Babbu Mann doled out the latest Punjabi numbers one after the other at the Chandigarh Club for a crowd of over 5,000 late in the evening today.

Punjabi singer Babbu Mann performs in Chandigarh Club on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Mazhar Ali Khan (left) and Jawaad Ali Khan perform at Tender Hearts School, Sector 33, under SPIC MACAY’S Virasat series in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tiny steps into the realm of Patiala ‘gayaki’
Chandigarh, October 11
It was a presentation with difference. As the young students of Tender Hearts School in Sector 33 today sat to attend a concert, the sight was not a usual one. It featured maestros of the classical form of singing, Jawaad Ali Khan and Mazhar Ali Khan, explaining the intricacies of the rise and fall of laya.

Mazhar Ali Khan (left) and Jawaad Ali Khan perform at Tender Hearts School, Sector 33, under SPIC MACAY’S Virasat series in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

HEALTH

3-day workshop to train medical officers
Chandigarh, October 11
The department of orthopaedics, GMCH, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the WHO and the Directorate General, Health Services, New Delhi, will organise a three-day workshop on “Orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation” in Himachal Pradesh at RP Medical College, Tanda in Kangra from October 12.

Workshop on disability prevention from today
Chandigarh, October 11
The Department of Orthopaedics of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in tandem with the WHO and Directorate General Health Services, New Delhi, will organise the first ever workshop on “Orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation” at the Tanda .P. Medical College in Kangra district from October 12 to October 14.

Seminar on reproductive health ends
Chandigarh, October 11
Education was a strong tool for bringing about positive changes in social evils, said Dr Inderjeet Kaur Walia, principal of the College of Nursing, PGI, on the concluding day of the seminar on reproductive health here today.

Massive rally by health employeesMembers of the Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee at a protest rally in support of their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Chandigarh, October 11
The Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee today held a massive rally outside the Punjab Health and Family Welfare Directorate in Sector 34 in support of their demands.

Members of the Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee at a protest rally in support of their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Winners of the Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament with their trophies at the Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Winners of the Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament with their trophies at the Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Neha gets special award in tennis meet
Chandigarh, October 11
Siblings Neha Singh in Under-16 section, Simer in under-14 and Mehak in Under 10-section walked away with titles in their respective sections in the finals of the Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament held here today on the lake club tennis courts.

  • Inter-school meet

  • Women’s basketball

  • Football association

  • Elected

  • Markfed club


ADMINISTRATION

The Land Acquisition Department demolishes structures in Pocket 9, near Subhash Nagar, to restore land to the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Ten structures demolished
Chandigarh, October 11
The Land Acquisition Department demolished 10 structures in a 55-acre plot to restore land to the Municipal Corporation in Pocket 9, near Subhash Nagar, here today.

The Land Acquisition Department demolishes structures in Pocket 9, near Subhash Nagar, to restore land to the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

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