Sunday, October 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Golden Forest investors awarded claim of Rs 22 crore
Patiala, October 13
Investors who had filed claims against the Golden Forest Group were today awarded a claim of Rs 22 crore by one of the 25 Benches of the state-level Lok Adalat organised at the District Court Complex here today.

Mr Justice H.S. Bedi (standing extreme right) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, along with Sessions Judge S.N. Aggarwal oversees the functioning of a Lok Adalat at the District Courts Complex in Patiala on Saturday. — Photo Subhash Patialvi

MC fails to frame bylaws on polybags
Chandigarh, October 13
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has failed to frame bylaws on the use of polythene. It had to finish this task by today, but now, it might face action by the UT Administration. The MC House has not even got together to discuss the issue, which shall surely irk the Administration, according to sources.


Artiste murder case: police remand for 3
Ambala, October 13
A city court today sent a youth and three women, accused of killing a Panchkula resident, to police remand till October 15. The Superintendent of Police (Railways), Mr Sudhir Mohan, said that artiste Jyoti Sharma, a resident of Panchkula, had been found murdered on September 17 with his body dumped near the railway tracks.

The three women, accused of killing a Panchkula resident, outside a court in Ambala on Saturday.  — Photo N. Chopra

Mind and body moving in unison
Chandigarh, October 13
Seeking a cosmic laya, she moves ahead of time...sometimes along with it. Every gesture of the fragile body is well placed in the scheme of things, which nature has secured for ages so that the discipline laid down by the supreme power is not breached.

Leela Samson group performs at Shanti Kunj in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Pvt bodies’ ‘danpatras’ not to be allowed in Mansa Devi Temple
Panchkula, October 13
Private institutions would not be allowed to keep their “danpatras” at the premises of Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board during the navratra mela beginning on October 17.

Till death brought them together
Chandigarh, October 13
Call it whatever... fate, chance or destiny; two persons of the same name and age were admitted to the same hospital on the same day after they had met with accidents on the same day and suffered similar injuries. They even breathed their last at the same time and on the same day. This is the story of two men who were admitted to the PGI.

Reinstate Sodhi Ram: PU panel
Chandigarh, October 13
A senior-level committee of Panjab University has recommended that Mr Sodhi Ram, suspended Controller of Examination, be reinstated.


Malpractice alleged in selection process
Chandigarh, October 13
The PGI Employees Union, in a letter to the Chief Vigilance Officer of the Institute , has alleged that the Engineering Department of the PGI is indulging in malpractice to favour an individual for the selection of a Junior Engineer.

Plot allottees told to accept concessions
SAS Nagar, October 13
The Mohali Industries Association today urged the allottees of plots in the Phase VIII B Industrial Area here to accept the concessions given by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation and deposit the additional amount of Rs 100 per sq yd in respect of the plots.

‘Polygamy case false’
SAS Nagar, October 13
A resident of Phase V, Mr Inder Singh Bhuttar, who had been booked in a case of polygamy registered against his brother-in-law, Mr Raghbir Singh, an NRI, alleged that a false case had been registered by the police. The case was registered last month after Ms Harbans Kaur, a resident of Phase XI, complained that on the pretext of sending her abroad, she was cheated of Rs 7 lakh.

For want of an auditorium
SAS Nagar
This town lacks a public auditorium and an open-air theatre and the residents have to depend on facilities in Chandigarh for organising cultural events. Lovers of culture and those connected with the theater criticise the government for ignoring this aspect. The Municipal Council of SAS Nagar has also not cared to allocate funds for this purpose.

With little time for neighbours
Chandigarh, October 13
The uneasy expression on her neighbour’s face does not surprise the Principal of Dev Samaj College of Education, Dr Satinder Dhillon. She knows that the young lady, not ready to miss her favourite quiz show on the television, is rushing home. Her anxious looks,, nevertheless, remind Dr Dhillon of the good old days when the relaxed housewife used to stop and wish her.

Declare vacation in schools during Ramlila days: sabha
Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh Kendriya Ramlila Maha Sabha has urged the Chandigarh Administration to direct all the city schools, government as well as private, to declare the autumn vacation during the period of Ramlila commencing from October 16.

Chandikrit-2001 ends
Chandigarh, October 13
Chandikrit-2001, an exhibition conducted by the Department of Industries, concluded here today. More than 70 entrepreneurs participated in the three-day exhibition. Sangam Industries of Industrial Area, Phase II, Bee Gee Wax Products of Handloom Estate, Mani Majra and Industrial Traders Phase II Industrial Area bagged first, second and third prize, respectively, for the best display of stalls.

18 nominated to RJD city unit
Chandigarh, October 13
The local unit president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Mr. V. S. T. Malik, today completed constitution of the UT unit with the nomination of 18 office-bearers and executive members.

Body to unveil Pilot’s statue
Chandigarh, October 13
The Gujjar Samaj Kalyan Parishad will unveil a statue of former Union minister, Rajesh Pilot, on October 28 in the Sector 28 Gujjar Bhavan here. The wife of the late leader and a member of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Ms Rama Pilot, will release a directory of the parishad dedicated to Rajesh Pilot on this occasion.

Dharna by passport office employees
Chandigarh, October, 13
Members of the Chandigarh unit of the All-India Passport Employees Association staged a dharna in favour of their pending demands outside the main gate of their office in Sector 34 here yesterday.


Two arrested for snatching items
Chandigarh, October 13
Two persons were arrested yesterday on the charge of snatching a wallet and a wristwatch of Mr Pamod Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran village. They, along with an accomplice who has absconded, snatched the items at knife point near the village. The stolen property was recovered from the possession of these persons. Those who have been arrested are Vinod Kumar and Sandeep Kumar. Cases have been registered against them.

One held for fraud 
Panchkula, October 13
A resident of Kalka, Satish Kumar, was sent to three days’ police custody after he was arrested here today for falsely reporting theft of his car and committing a fraud. The SP, Mr Manoj Yadav, said that Satish Kumar had fraudulently registered his Tata Qualis at the registration office in Kalka as well as here. While the accused had registered the Qualis which he had got financed, as a private vehicle in Kalka. He got the same vehicle registered as a taxi in the Panchkula registration office.

Vidyut nigam man beaten up, wounded
Panchkula, October 13
A carrier attendant of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam was brutally beaten up by five assailants at the bus stop on the dividing road of Sector 15 and Industrial Area here today.


Reinforcing varsity teaching
Chandigarh, October 13
Panjab University needs to strengthen its inter-disciplinary studies, particularly in the field of arts and languages. This is a recommendation of the Academic and Administrative Audit report of the university. Besides science, the report has made specific observations in respect of the audit of the arts and languages faculties.

Workshop on teaching of languages
Panchkula, October 13
New techniques for more interesting and effective teaching of languages were discussed at a two-day workshop-cum-orientation programme which began at DAV School, Sector 8, here today. Attended by as many as 60 teachers from DAV schools of the Ambala zone which included schools of Panchkula, Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Ambala, Surajpur and Naraingarh, the workshop focussed on English, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Participants at an orientation workshop on teaching of languages, in DAV School, Sector 8, Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Bomb hoax in college
Panchkula October 13
Panic gripped students of Government Degree College here in the morning after a hoax bomb call was received in the college building. Mr Manoj Yadav, SP, Mr Vikas Arora, ASP, along with the area SHO reached the college campus and evacuated the building. All classes were suspended for the day.

Naga problem discussed at seminar
Chandigarh, October 13
The issues of struggle of nationalities and ceasefire in Nagaland came up for discussion at a seminar organised by the Naga Students Union at Panjab University here today.

Members of the Naga Students Union ready to perform at a cultural programme in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Shortage of HC Judges stays
Chandigarh, October 13
The shortage of Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court is likely to continue as three, instead of seven, Judges are shortly expected to be administered the oath of office, even as three of them retire this year on superannuation.


Torch-bearers of tradition
Chandigarh, October 13
Being the seventh generation of musicians in the Benaras gharana and custodians of a 300-year-old lineage does not keep Rajnish and Ritesh Mishra from being humble. Sons of celebrated vocalists Rajan and Sajan Mishra, the two can speak volumes about how their gharana has given the quintessential code to classical music.

Ritesh Mishra (right) and Rajnish Mishra perform at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, as part of the Virasat series of SPIC MACAY on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Showcasing rich tradition of Haryana
Chandigarh, October 13
It was a day of winding up the six-day-long theatre festival, brought to the city by the Haryana Cultural Welfare Department and the North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad. After witnessing contemporary theatre dealing with some simple, and some rather complex themes, this evening was about something rare and pure in form.

A comical drama
The light and clean script of Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar ( Nirman and Suraj, Panchkula) somehow lacks the magic of leaving any long time imprints on audience memories. Turmoil of typical lower middle class Indian families forms the perfect background for the master-director Priyadarshan to paint a comical drama. There however are loose-ends in weaving of comedy into the fabric of daily-life hardships.

Lively performance by Cheema
Chandigarh, October 13
Punjabi pop star Sarbjit Cheema doled out his latest numbers one after the other late in the evening today at Planet M in Sector 17. As his grooving and melodious voice reverbrated against the decked out walls of the store, exhilirated figures, illuminated by colourful intelligent lights, danced till beads of perspiration dotted their brows. The crowd went almost berserk as he crooned famous numbers, including ‘Chandigarh shaher di kuddi’ and `Rangla Punjab’.

Sarabjit Cheema, Punjabi folk singer, performs at a music store in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Dance show today
Chandigarh, October 13
Alliance Francaise ‘Le Corbusier De Chandigarh in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations will tomorrow present a unique dance show — GENERATOR NR- van — by the Castafiore company from France.


Seminar organised by Cytology Department
Chandigarh, October 13
Prof B.N.Datta, a former Chairman of the Department of Pathology, PGI, today inaugurated a one-day seminar organised by the Department of Cytology and Gynaecological Pathology of the PGI. Prof S.B.S Mann, Director- Principal of the Chandigarh Medical College and Hospital, released a souvenir during the inauguration of the North-West Chapter of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists today.

Two-day CME on geriatric diseases
Chandigarh, October 13
A two-day continuing medical education programme on geriatric diseases was inaugurated at the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, today. Geriatrics is the study of disorders suffered by elderly persons.


‘Skaters deserve better deal’
The Indian roller skating team needs tough physical training so that the skaters do not lack in stamina and endurance. This observation was made by Ms Madhu Bahl who accompanied the Indian team to the ninth Asian Skating meet at Taiwan as its manager. Ms Bahl said apart from regular pre-match preparations made by the coaches, how the team was managed off the ground was also important.

  • Rapid chess

Junior soccer semis today
Chandigarh, October 13
The Sector 32 SD Public School will clash with the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School and the Sector 44 Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School will take on St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in the semi-finals of the Chandigarh Junior Football Championship on the Panjab University grounds tomorrow.
  • FCI beat LIC

  • Good spell

  • UT teams

  • Huge total


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