Saturday, October 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Rentals of government houses likely to go up
Chandigarh, October 12
Sprawling government houses allotted to senior government officials at abysmally low monthly rents will now cost them more. A hike in the monthly rentals of all categories of government houses and flats in the Union Territory of Chandigarh in the offing.

SPECIAL STORY

High security touches new low

Chandigarh, October 12
It is 12.30 p.m. at the UT Secretariat building in Sector 9, which houses the office of UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), who is also Governor of Punjab. Other top officials of Chandigarh Administration, also function from the same building. A toy pistol, neatly wrapped in a tissue paper, nestles inside a leather hand bag as a reporter whisks past the indifferent eyes of the security guards deployed at the entrance.

The pistol that was carried undetected into the UT Secretariat in Sector 9. The UT Police Headquarters is in the background.
The pistol that was carried undetected into the UT Secretariat in Sector 9. The UT Police Headquarters is in the background.
— A Tribune photograph

Fee concession for PU staff wards
Chandigarh, October 12
In a significant decision, the Panjab University Board of Finance has recommended a 50 per cent fee concession to wards of the university employees at a meeting held here today.





EARLIER STORIES

 

Vandalism at PU English Department
Chandigarh, October 12
Broken glass pieces scattered all over the classroom floors and on seats is one classic case of a series of incidents of vandalism being witnessed by the English Department at Panjab University for the past several months.

No ‘sign’ of speed limit, obviouslyA speed gun being focussed to check overspeeding where there are no speed-limit signs, in SAS Nagar on Friday.
SAS Nagar, October 12
After acquiring a speed gun, the local police has written to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council to display the speed-limit signs on roads of the town. Depending on the volume of traffic handled by a particular road, the local administration has already notified speed limits for the town that vary from 30 kmph to 65 kmph.

A speed gun being focussed to check overspeeding where there are no speed-limit signs, in SAS Nagar on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

CBSE for grading system
Chandigarh, October 12
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is pushing for the introduction of a grading system for the evaluation of the performance of students in their examinations.

Wadali brothers perform in St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, as part of the ‘Virasat’ series of SPIC MACAY, on Friday. Wadalis are true Sufis at heart
Chandigarh, October 12
The most endearing feature of Sufi ‘gayaki’ is its earthiness, which becomes most pronounced when Wadali brothers present it. Their unique style makes Puran Chand and Pyare Lal Wadali worthy of their place of command in contemporary music world. They gave a performance in the Sector 45 St Stephen’s School here today.

Wadali brothers perform in St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, as part of the ‘Virasat’ series of SPIC MACAY, on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Civilian jobs: airmen to be released
Chandigarh, October 12
As a one-time measure, Air Headquarters has decided to grant release from service to all airmen who are seeking permission to apply for civilian posts at the centre and in the state governments or in public sector undertakings.

 
COMMUNITY

PUDA, police sign land swap deal
Chandigarh, October 12
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Board (PUDA) and the Punjab Police Housing Corporation have concluded a land swap deal in SAS Nagar that will facilitate the construction of 112 multi-storeyed flats for police housing in 2 acres of land in Sector 66. A formal decision in this regard was approved by the PUDA Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, who is also Chairperson of PUDA.

PLI to launch  housing loans
Chandigarh, October 12
The Postal Life Insurance (PLI) wing being run by the Department of Posts plans to launch a number of new schemes, including housing loans.

Meditation camp opens
Chandigarh, October 12
Vishvas Foundation today started a three-day meditation camp at the Sector 28-B park on Madhya Marg, opposite the Grain Market.

World Standards Day tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 12
World Standards Day will be celebrated on October 14, 2001, with special focus this year being on the close relationship between environment and standards.

EATING OUT
Snacks in tender environment
Chandigarh
There are times when you feel like having snacks — snacks that leave you feeling as full as after a proper meal. And if the place happens to have been graced by beauty queens Sushmita Sen and Annie Thomas and ghazal maestro Penaaz Masani, it speaks for itself. Yes, I am talking of Sip’n Dine, Sector 7, Madhya Marg.

The ‘Hera Pheri’ team of Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Neeraj Vora and South Indian director Priyadarshan is back with an out and out comedy film ‘Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar’. This is Ripples Picture Entertainment presentation and will be released today at Nirman, Chandigarh, and Suraj, Panchkula. The film also stars Mahima Chaudhary, Saurabh Shukla, Asrani, Naghma and Anupama Verma makes a special appearance in the film.

 
CRIME

Eating joint partner named in rape case
Chandigarh, October 12
The police is on the lookout for two other accused in the case of abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl. In a statement the girl accused a partner in a famous South Indian eating joint in Sector 17, Kuldeep Gupta, and Shewta Gupta, daughter of Sangeeta Gupta, for being involved in the incident.

Financier ‘trusts’ woman, pays dearly
Chandigarh, October 12
Four men and duped a person by framing him with a woman and, then, posing themselves as officials of the Crime Branch.

Octroi men accused of cheating
Zirakpur, October 12
Three workers deployed at the octroi post 3 of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat, allegedly changed the amount on a carbon copy of the receipt given to a trader from Rs 11,566 to Rs 10.

Artiste murder case: four arrested
Panchkula, October 12
With the arrest of three girls and a boy here, the Government Railway Police of Ambala claims to have solved the case of murder of a Panchkula artiste, Jyoti Kumar Sharma.

6 arrested on rioting charge
Chandigarh, October 12
The police has arrested six persons on the charges of rioting and assault in Sector 52 on the complaint of a worker at a wine shop.

BUSINESS

‘Promote interests of electronic designers’
SAS Nagar, October 12
The Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said the Electronic Designer’s Council of India would be the right forum for the electronic designers in the country to interact. Under the auspices of the Indian Printed Circuit Association, the council would be able to promote design concepts related to international design rules and standards.

SBI organises agents’ meet
Chandigarh, October 12
The main branch of the State Bank of India, at Sector 17-B,Chandigarh, today organised a meet of agents who are mobilising business under the 8.5 per cent relief bond scheme floated by the RBI.

 
EDUCATION

Riot of colour mixed with innocence
Chandigarh, October 12'Ground work' : A teacher of DAV Public School, Sector 8, finds a lipstick handy for correcting the make-up of a girl, just before the performance in Chandigarh on Friday.
It was a riot of colour mixed with the innocence of the children that took the audience down memory lane of their childhood during the cultural evening called “Kaleidoscope”, which marked the annual function of the DAV Public School in Sector 8 here today.

'Ground work' : A teacher of DAV Public School, Sector 8, finds a lipstick handy for correcting the make-up of a girl, just before the performance in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

8 city students for R-Day parade
Chandigarh, October 12
Five college students and three school students from various schools of the city have been selected for participation in the pre-Republic Day parade camp being held in Jodhpur from October 15.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Warrants issued to SHO
Chandigarh, October 12
Taking suo motu notice of a complaint alleging extraction and torture, Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued bailable warrants to the then Station House Officer of Panipat City police station, Inspector Rajinder Singh Rathee, to show cause why a case should not be registered against him for falsely implicating the petitioners.

  • Teacher wins 7-year battle
  • Order to PPSC on screening test

Commission reduces compensation amount
Chandigarh, October 12
The Union Territory Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission here today upheld the findings handed down by the District Court Forum-II that Mr Purshotam Ohri, a resident of Sector 9, Panchkula, was rightly ordered the refund of the amount he had paid to Hind Motors for a Bajaj scooter he purchased from them on August 4, 1995.

 
CULTURE

Rajendra Gangani Exploring his versatility in kathak
Chandigarh, October 12
The innumerable curls of hair fall over his calm face as rhythmically as his feet fall on the performance space. His fingers move in harmony with the air, each gesture blending with the mood of nature to look verdant as the first petal on the flower. And just as the softness of guru Rajendra Gangani begins to take you over, his toes burst with kinetic energy, his eyes sparkle with divine streaks...


HEALTH

Doctor claims cure for eye disease
Chandigarh, October 12
Mr P.D. Gupta, an Ambala-based doctor, today claimed to have made a sensational discovery for the treatment of an eye disease due to thyroid.

A clarification

‘Up-vaids’ to be redesignated
Chandigarh, October 12
The Punjab Government Ayurvedic and Unani Up-Vaid Union today held a meeting with the Punjab Health Minister, Mr Baldev Raj Chawla, which was attended by the Director, Ayurveda, and the Additional Secretary, Health.

 
SPORTS

St Stephen’s win hockey title
Chandigarh, October 12The St Stephen’s team that won the UT Inter-School Hockey Tournament.
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, retained the under-14 boys hockey title for the third consecutive year in succession in the UT Inter-School Hockey Meet played here today. In the final, they overwhelmed Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, 2-0, with a goal scored each by Aseem Chawla and Rishab Gautam.

The St Stephen’s team that won the UT Inter-School Hockey Tournament.

  • Football championship

ADMINISTRATION

Stalls fetch more for MC this year
Chandigarh, October 12
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh yesterday realised double the amount as compared to last year in the auction of stalls for 10 days in Circus Ground, Nehru Ground and Exhibition Ground. The Circus Ground in Sector 17 went for Rs 6.11 lakh, Nehru Ground in Sector 22 Rs 6.10 lakh and Exhibition Ground in Sector 34 Rs 2.7 lakh, official sources said here.
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