Thursday, October 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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CRPF men storm village, assault 3
Naya Gaon (Kharar), October 17
Tension was rife at Naya Gaon village, which today paid a heavy price for a minor scuffle between a local tailor and a CRPF officer deputed on the Punjab Chief Minister’s security earlier in the day. Towards night, the CRPF men (B Company, Battalion 37) ransacked the area market and trained their AK-47s on the irate villagers.

Injured residents of Nayagaon village, Satpal Kaur and her son Darshan Singh, show the injuries inflicted upon them by CRPF men on Wednesday night. Injured residents of Nayagaon village, Satpal Kaur and her son Darshan Singh, show the injuries inflicted upon them by CRPF men on Wednesday night.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan



EARLIER STORIES

 
Show of strength at Khalsa March
Political message to Chief Minister
Chandigarh, October 17
The Khalsa March taken out to demand a law to punish those found guilty of desecrating religious books and to send a political message to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, here today kept the UT Police on its toes with 10 companies being deployed to control any untoward incident.

Khalsa marchers protest against “bir” burning at a rally in Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Khalsa marchers protest against “bir” burning at a rally in Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

PUDA ultimatum to encroachers
Religious bodies not to be spared
SAS Nagar, October 17
With the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority making it clear that encroachments of “any nature” on public land would have to be removed by October 27, prime land under illegal possession of the various religious bodies has come under the spotlight.

New blood resource centre
Chandigarh, October 17
A new state-of-the-art blood resource centre is being set up as a joint voluntary venture between the Blood Bank Society and Rotary Club here.
An agreement to this effect was signed today by Mr Anil Khanna, President of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, and Dr BNS Walia, President of the Blood Bank Society.

Ramlila begins at 47 venues
Chandigarh, October 17
Frail fingers counted the beads as the aged, and youngsters alike, sat mesmerised on barren grounds, watching with awe actors enacting scenes from the Ramayana when Ramlila started at 47 venues all over the city.

Robbers strike thrice in one night
Kharar, October 17
A gang of six or seven robbers struck at three places in Kharar in the early hours today. They injured seven persons and looted cash and jewellery. The injured were sent to the PGI and General Hospital in Chandigarh.

FOLLOW-UP
No clue in robbery case, 50 detained
Zirakpur, October 17
Though the police has failed to make any headway in six cases of robbery in Zirakpur and surrounding areas on Monday night, CIA teams of Patiala and Rajpura police have detained over 50 migrant labourers in this connection.

 

 

COMMUNITY

Navratra fair begins
Panchkula, October 17
The annual nine-day-long Navratra fair commenced at the Mansa Devi Temple here today with the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, being amongst the first ones to pay obeisance and perform “yajna”.

Thousands of devotees throng the Mansa Devi shrine in Panchkula on the first day of Navratras on Wednesday. A woman devotee can be seen crawling towards the shrine to pay obeisance. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Thousands of devotees throng the Mansa Devi shrine in Panchkula on the first day of Navratras on Wednesday. A woman devotee can be seen crawling towards the shrine to pay obeisance.

Special buses for Navratra mela
Chandigarh, October 17
In view of the Navratra mela at the Mansa Devi, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking has started five special local buses. The frequency of six other buses has been increased. The routes of eight more buses have been extended up to Mansa Devi.

Water-bottling firms ignoring ISI norm
Panchkula, October 17
In spite of the deadline prohibiting the sale of packaged drinking water or natural mineral water without the ISI mark having elapsed three months ago, at least two Panchkula-based water-bottling companies are functioning without even applying for the standardisation.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines: A spectacular display of aerobatics put up by the IAF’s Surya Kiran team at the Air Force base at Chandigarh on Wednesday. FAUJI BEAT
Daredevils of the sky
Chandigarh
Six Kiran trainer jets of the IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team streak barely 50 metres above the ground in arrowhead formation. With just five metres between their wingtips, they move into diamond formation and roll towards the left to form “card” formation with three aircraft flying abreast and another three behind them.
Those magnificent men in their flying machines: A spectacular display of aerobatics put up by the IAF’s Surya Kiran team at the Air Force base at Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

Author-publisher pact: fresh draft sought
Chandigarh, October 17
The need for a fresh draft of the agreement between a publisher and an author under the amended Copyright Act was emphasised on the concluding day of a two-day seminar on copyright at the ICSSR Complex of Panjab University here today.

Her business is her life
Chandigarh
“My business is my life. I live with it and live for it”, says Ms Babli Hasija, owner of Richie Rich Gift Store in Manimajra. It is this attitude that has earned her a large clientele within four years of starting her business. Her customers come not only from the city but also from places as far off as Shimla and Jammu.

Phone subscribers inconvenienced
Chandigarh, October 17
Telephone subscribers in city could not deposit their bills in the Sector 34 Telecom Office yesterday as the computer systems had been shut down. As a result, neither deposits were accepted nor any billing was done.

Women empowerment drive by Brahmakumaris
Chandigarh, October 17
Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and the women wing of Rajyoga Education and Research foundation are organising 10 rallies under the “All India Women Spiritual Empowerment campaign - 2001” in different cities of India.

CTCC sets up three committees
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today set up three committees to shape its Municipal Corporation strategy and campaign.
The seven-member manifesto committee has the CTCC President, Mr B. B. Bahl, a former Mayor, Mr Rajkumar Goel, councillor, Ms Kamlesh, Mr Sham Lal Gupta, Ms Shreshta Mehta, Mr J. N. Shastri and Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma as members.

Another lion  cub dies
Chhat Bir, October 17
Illness claimed the life of another lion cub which was taken to the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, for medication by the Chhat Bir Zoo authorities yesterday.

Car driver dies in mishap
Dera Bassi, October 17
A 27-year-old car driver succumbed to his injuries at the PGI in Chandigarh today after the vehicle he was driving rammed into a multi-axle vehicle from behind near the Ghaggar bridge in Bhankharpur village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway late last night.

Prof Jauhri’s book released
Chandigarh, October 17
A ‘commemorative volume’ in honour of Prof R.C. Jauhri was released by Prof K.N.Pathak, the Vice-Chancellor, at a function organised by the research pupils of Professor Jauhri in association with the department of History at Panjab University here today.

 
CRIME

2 burglaries in Sector 43
Chandigarh, October 17
Two burglaries were reported from Sector 43 here during the past 24 hours. The burglaries took place during the day time.
Thieves entered the house of Mr Jaga Singh, after breaking open the lock and decamped with a gold chain, some silver ornaments and Rs 12,000 in cash.

Proclaimed offender nabbed
SAS Nagar, October 17
A proclaimed offender wanted by the Moga police, Piara Singh, was arrested by a police party from his Sector 71 residence here. He was wanted by Ropar and Chandigarh police in several cases of fraud and cheating.

Teenagers snatch mobile phone
Chandigarh, October 17
Two scooter-borne teenagers snatched a mobile phone from a 70-year-old man in Sector 16 here this afternoon.

 
EDUCATION

FROM THE COLLEGES
Science quiz goes down to the wire
Chandigarh, October 17
The team of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, comprising Ashriya, Pooja and Palaka, bagged the first position in the inter-college science quiz held at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today.

Varsity JCM exists only on paper
Chandigarh, October 17
The Joint Consultative Machinery of Panjab University exists only on paper as for more than nine months of the year no meeting has been held.
The constitution of the body clearly provides that “an ordinary meeting of the JCM will be held as often as necessary but at least once in two months”. An emergency meeting of the JCM can be called by the chairman whenever deemed necessary.

Entrance tests for MCom,  MSc (IT)  may go
Chandigarh, October 17
In a significant decision, a special committee of Panjab University has decided to do away with the entrance examinations for admission to Master of Commerce, Master of Science (Information Technology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Education courses.

Cultural extravaganza by tiny-tots
Chandigarh, October 17
Tiny-tots of Saupin’s School danced their way into the hearts of the audience at the “kindergarten celebrations” organised at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here today.

THE WINNING ACT : Little innocents from Saupin’s School take part in “kindergarten celebrations” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.  —  Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

THE WINNING ACT : Little innocents from Saupin’s School take part in “kindergarten celebrations” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

DUI opens refresher course
Chandigarh, October 17
The first refresher course in Panjab University concerning biomedical science began here yesterday, an official press note said.
The course, being jointly organised by the departments of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, will continue till November 5. It was inaugurated by Prof Mohan Maharishi, Dean University Instructions.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Show cause notice to Sessions Judge
Chandigarh, October 17
Taking serious view of observations made by Bathinda’s District and Sessions Judge B.C. Rajput in a case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked him to show cause why proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act shoult not be initiated against him.

DISTRICT COURTS
Fraud case: Director remanded
Chandigarh, October 17
Tejveer Singh, one of the Directors of the Swarn Bhoomi Group of companies, was sent to judicial remand till October 31 by a local court today. The Economic Offences Wing of city police had arrested the accused for allegedly defrauding hundreds of investors across the country.

CONSUMER COURT
Forum directive to company
Chandigarh, October 17
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the JVG group, Mr Vijay Kumar Sharma, to pay the maturity value on various amounts deposited by 12 complainants.


 
CULTURE

Reflecting tradition, celebrating devotion
Chandigarh, October 17
The joy that stems from music lasts for eternity. It returns to the heart in sombre moments and lends voice to silence, a voice similar to that of a child honest, virgin and articulate. The cycle of dance tradition neared completion today, with Manipuri, the neo-classical dance and music form of India, being presented by celebrated guru Rajkumar Singhajeet Singh, dancers Charu, Sija Mathur and Bina Das.

Rajkumar Singhajeet Singh and Charu Sija Mathur perform Manipuri as part of the Virasat series of SPIC MACAY at the Government College for Girls in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday


Rajkumar Singhajeet Singh and Charu Sija Mathur perform Manipuri as part of the Virasat series of SPIC MACAY at the Government College for Girls in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday

HEALTH

‘Blood bank working properly’
Chandigarh, October 17
Dr S.K. Agnihotri, Professor and Head of the Department of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology, PGI, said today that the blood bank at the PGI was functioning properly.

Van given to centre for physically challenged
Chandigarh, October 17
The State Resource Centre for Disabilities, UT, Chandigarh, has been equipped with a mobile van under the National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.


 
SPORTS

Basketball title for Dev Samaj girls
Chandigarh, October 17
IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, bagged the under-14 girls basketball title by beating Government Model school, Sector 26, 27-24, in a match of the UT Inter-School Sports Meet here today. Government High School, Sector 7, secured third place in the under-14 kabaddi section.


ADMINISTRATION

Board to issue I-card to mentally challenged
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh Administration has constituted an Additional Disability Board at the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children for issuing disability certificates to mentally handicapped persons and children.

Property conversion  move hailed
Chandigarh, October 17
Praising the Chandigarh Administration for its move to allow conversion from leasehold to freehold for commercial and industrial property, Samadhaan, a pressure group for social justice, today said there was need to change outdated laws and policies.

Booths fetch 3.71 crore for PUDA
SAS Nagar, October 17
A revenue of Rs 3.71 crore was earned by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority at an open auction of built-up booths in the town. All 57 booths which were put under hammer was sold.

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