Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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MC to introduce parking fee
Step a major source of revenue
Chandigarh, October 15
Paid parking is going to be implemented across the city in a phased manner after the Municipal Corporation today formally decided to impose it in three slabs in Sectors 17, 9 and 8.

Cops still not wearing name tags
SC order being ignored
Chandigarh, October 15
It’s confirmed. Police officials, carrying out the arrest or handling the interrogation of a detainee, are still not wearing name tags specifying their designation despite Supreme Court directions.

Local industry allowed to generate own power
Chandigarh, October 15
In a major policy shift the Chandigarh Administration today announced that the local industry has been allowed to generate its own power by having small captive power-generating systems.

PUDA to tax erring plot holders in Mohali
SAS Nagar, October 15
On the pattern of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has decided to tax the plot holders in the town who fail to remove their unauthorised structures within the specified time period on their own.





EARLIER STORIES

 

2 get notices in sambhar death case
Chhat Bir, October 15
Taking a serious view of the death of an adult male sambhar due to overdose of tranquillising drug, two employees of the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park were issued show-cause notices by the authorities, here today.

Directive for action against Major-Gen
Chandigarh, October 15
The Chief of Army Staff, Gen S Padmanabhan is learnt to have directed the GOC-in-C, Western Command, to initiate action against a Major-General posted at Chandimandir for alleged malpractices. It is understood that the Army Chief had written to the Army Commander in Chandimandir a few days ago in this regard.

 
COMMUNITY

Muddy water in taps, MC ‘not bothered’
Chandigarh, October 15
It appears as if officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh are not concerned about the health of residents. According to residents of Sector 18, muddy water flows out of taps off and on. The water pressure is low, forcing the first and second floor residents to carry buckets of water up stairs.

Tenants’ association submits memo
Members of the Kirayedar Welfare Association hold a protest rally at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, October 15
Members of the Kirayedar Welfare Association, today, held a dharna to urge the Administration to accept their demands, at Matka Chowk, and later at the DC office in Sector 17 here. The Association also presented a memorandum to the UT Administrator and the Deputy Commissioner.

Members of the Kirayedar Welfare Association hold a protest rally at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Fernandes’s induction criticised
Chandigarh, October 15
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) here today accused the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, of trying to influence the Venkataswamy Commission, which is investigating the Tehelka issue, by inducting Mr George Fernandes as the Defence Minister.

This city resident helps two blind persons to cross the busy Madhya Marg in Chandigarh on the World White Safety Cane Day on Monday. Appeal to help the visually handicapped
Chandigarh, October 15
Visually handicapped persons need the help of white cane to walk down the streets and cross roads. To inform city residents about the importance of white cane, the Institute for the Blind observed World White Safety Cane Day here today.

This city resident helps two blind persons to cross the busy Madhya Marg in Chandigarh on the World White Safety Cane Day on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Tandon donates Rs 50,000 for eye-care drive
Chandigarh, October 15
How serious is the problem of curable blindness? Dr Jagjit S. Saini, Additional Professor of Ophthalmology at the PGI and President of the Eye Bank Association of India, says that there are 45 million blind people in the world. About 135 million people are suffering from serious visual impairment. These figures are likely to double in the next 20 years.

Anti-encroachment drive ‘selective’
SAS Nagar, October 15
For the moment, the attention of the local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is focused on encroachments on public land, but no attention is being paid to rampant violation of building bylaws in Housing Board flats in Phase XI here.

HUDA accused of selective demolitions
Chandigarh, October 15
The Mata Mansa Devi New Market Union has accused the HUDA authorities of demolishing shops of certain shopkeepers, while leaving other shops undemolished.

Devotees of Lord Khatu Shyam Prabhu (idol on left) at ‘mahasankirtan’ held at Shri Ram Mandir, Sector 47-D, Chandigarh, on Sunday.‘Mahasankirtan’ organised
Chandigarh, October 15
The local branch of the Khatu Shyam Mitra Mandal organised a ‘mahasankirtan’ on the premises of Shree Ram Mandir, Sector 47.

Devotees of Lord Khatu Shyam Prabhu (idol on left) at ‘mahasankirtan’ held at Shri Ram Mandir, Sector 47-D, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photographs

CM to visit temple
Panchkula, October 15
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will pay obeisance besides performing havan and puja archana at Mansa Devi Temple at 8 am on the first Navratra on October 17.

Raising day celebrated
Chandigarh, October 15
The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) celebrated its 58th raising day at Chandimandir Cantonment, near here, today by renewing pledge to serve the nation with the spirit of their motto “Work is supreme duty”.

Signature campaign on women awareness
Chandigarh, October 15
Sikh Nari Manch, a socio- religious voluntary organisation, is all geared up to fight against social evils like female foeticide and exploitation of women by the business houses in the name of sale promotion.

Two electrocuted to death
Panchkula, October 15
Two workers were electrocuted to death, while two another received severe electric shocks, when a telephone pole which they were pulling down fell on high tension overhead power cables on the Barwala-Bharely-link road, about 30 km from here, today afternoon.

Handicapped man dies in mishap
Chandigarh, October 15
The handicapped person was killed on the spot after his tri-cycle was hit by a bus near Kalagram on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway today. The police has identified the deceased as Des Raj, a resident of Mani Majra. He was on his way to Chandigarh when the incident occurred.

Youth crushed under train
Zirakpur, October 15
An unidentified 24-year-old youth was run over by the Ambala-Chandigarh passenger train at Gazipur village, near here, this morning.

Daler, Bitta to address mediapersons

20 motorists challaned

 
CRIME

Fake currency case: third accused held
Panchkula, October 15
Another suspect in the fake currency notes case was arrested from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh by a team of the Panchkula police yesterday.

4 Chennai residents held on robbery charge
Chandigarh, October 15
Four Chennai residents have been arrested by the Chandigarh police on allegations of robbing local residents. Sources said they were presently based in Ambala and were involved in eight incidents of robbing in the city. The police said their gang had been operating in an area from Amritsar to Agra.

Truck crushes man to death
Panchkula, October 15
A labourer, hailing from Amrara in Uttar Pradesh, was crushed to death by a truck while working in the Zirakpur-Panchkula road near Dhakauli barrier, this afternoon.

BUSINESS

Ethnic and economical
Chandigarh, October 15
A collection of block prints in vegetable dyes on suits and duppattas done by the ancient art of ‘Dhar’ and ‘Dabu’ is being exhibited by Panchkula-based designer Kanchan Sharma at Hotel Aroma here.

 
EDUCATION

Students of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, perform on the occasion of its annual day function on Monday. Mesmerising show by Guru Nanak students
Chandigarh, October 15
Students of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, presented a colourful cultural programme on the annual day celebrations on the school premises here today evening.

Students of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, perform on the occasion of its annual day function on Monday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Giving right direction to confused minds
Chandigarh, October 15
Mamta Bhandari was a girl with an outgoing nature. With a score in Class X, she was expected to take up science stream to follow her parents’ footsteps. Daughter of science teachers, Mamta’s interest was somewhere else.

Students submit memo to VC
Chandigarh, October 15
The newly formed Dr Ambedkar Students Association, Panjab University, which claims itself to be a apolitical organisation, today submitted a 10-point memorandum, regarding demands and problems faced by students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, to the Vice-Chancellor.

Students boycott classes
Dera Bassi, October 15
Students of Sukhmani Engineering College boycotted classes today in protest against the alleged charging of exorbitant fine and registration fee by the college authorities.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Compassionate appointment cannot be cancelled
Chandigarh, October 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that compassionate appointment cannot be cancelled once it has been given to an employee and he has worked for certain period unless he is guilty of committing a fraud or of mis-representation.

  • Notice issued to CBI
  • Bail cancelled
  • Decision on octroi
  • Notice to Punjab Finance Minister

Bail granted in intimidation case
Chandigarh, October 15
A local politician, Sweety Bajaj, was granted bail today by a local court in a case of criminal intimidation. The accused was granted bail after furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20, 000 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal.

  • Illicit liquor case
  • Robbery cases

Bar, Admn lock horns over canteen issue
Chandigarh, October 15
A controversy has arisen over the functioning of kiosk canteens at the District Courts complex as the UT Administration and District Bar Association have been making claims and counter-claims to support their rights to run the canteen. The Administration had removed the kiosk canteen on Friday claiming that it was unauthorised.

 
CULTURE

Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa performs at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, as part of the Virasat series of SPIC MACAY on Monday.Melodies pure in form, nostalgic in effect
Chandigarh, October 15
The sound of music is always special to the senses. As it grows from day to day, it becomes more special. Thanks to the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPIC MACAY), the city is getting a chance to witness Indian musical traditions in its various hues. As the harbingers of Dr Kiran Seth’s dream of elevating Indian tradition to its due level, it is more than achieving its objective.

Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa performs at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, as part of the Virasat series of SPIC MACAY on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr M.L. Kosar, Director, Pracheen Kala Kendra, gives tips on kathak to French mime artistes on their visit to the kendra in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday. When West inclined towards East
Chandigarh, October 15
For members of the visiting dance troupe from France, this day will surely last long in memory. After showcasing the technical finesse of contemporary dance in yesterday’s Generator NR Van dance show staged at Tagore Theatre, the troupe members today gathered at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, to try their hand here at kathak, the most vivacious and vibrant dance form of North India.

Mr M.L. Kosar, Director, Pracheen Kala Kendra, gives tips on kathak to French mime artistes on their visit to the kendra in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Singer Sukhwinder Sukhi (centre), Mr Jarnail Ghuman (left) and Mr S.K. Malhotra release the album “Lado Rani” at the Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.Sukhwinder Sukhi’s album released
Chandigarh, October 15
Punjabi pop singer Sukhwinder Sukhi has come out with his latest album “Lado Rani”, a collection of eight melodious numbers.

Singer Sukhwinder Sukhi (centre), Mr Jarnail Ghuman (left) and Mr S.K. Malhotra release the album “Lado Rani” at the Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

The tussle for supremacy on during the final between SD Public School, Sector 32, and Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, in the Chandigarh Junior Football championship at PU grounds on Monday.
The tussle for supremacy on during the final between SD Public School, Sector 32, and Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, in the Chandigarh Junior Football championship at PU grounds on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Sanjay school lift football title
Chandigarh, October 15
Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, was declared winner in the final of the Chandigarh Junior Football Championship, played here at Panjab University grounds, when the rival team, SD Public School, Sector 32, were charged with fielding a player whose name was not in the final list of players.

  • AG Punjab win

  • Under-18 cricket

  • Volleyball meet

ADMINISTRATION

MCC election schedule by month-end
Chandigarh, October 15
The Election Commission will announce the schedule for the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and panchayats of the Union Territory by the end of the month.

Postal Department workers awarded
Chandigarh, October 15
Ms Aparna Mohile, member of the Postal Services Board (Infrastructure and Financial Services), gave away awards to those members of the staff who had excelled in various fields in the functioning of the Postal Department.

Municipal Corporation employees removing tyres from encroachment land in Sector 45-B, Chandigarh, on Monday.Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, October 15
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) and the Estate Office here today carried out a joint encroachment removal drive at Burail.



Municipal Corporation employees removing tyres from encroachment land in Sector 45-B, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

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