Saturday, October 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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PU panel to study third chance issue
Compartment candidates needn’t despair
Chandigarh, October 19
In a quick follow-up of the deliberations in the Senate meeting concerning larger student interest, Panjab University has constituted a committee to look into the matter of granting a ‘special’ third chance to candidates who have not cleared their compartment in the two admissible chances.

Kiosk owners bash up enforcement staff
SAS Nagar, October 19
The issue of mushrooming of unauthorised kiosks in the Phase 3B1 rehri markets today took an ugly turn when employees of the enforcement wing of the local municipal council were bashed up by kiosk owners. The employees had gone to the market to remove the unauthorised kiosks.

‘Treasure’ exposes chinks in family ties
Khatauli (Panchkula), October 19
A dispute amongst the offsprings of Sudarshan Singh has erupted after a treasure was recovered from the land of one of his grandsons on October 13.





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Paipa Khan Manganiyar spins magic with his ‘shehnai’Nostalgic tunes of sand dunes
Chandigarh, October 19
The virility of their voices stands in stark contrast to the softness of their being. This softness is further enhanced by the bright rainbow colours which smile at you from the numerous folds of their turbans. Just when you are about to wonder as to where this troupe of revelers belong, a melody typical of the desert says it all. What follows is a literal journey through the heavy sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the kingly grandeur of Jodhpur and the nostalgic hospitality of Barmer, courtesy the musical guides called the Manganiyars.

Paipa Khan Manganiyar spins magic with his ‘shehnai’, while folk singer Anwar Khan Manganiyar looks on, during a presentation under SPIC MACAY’s Virasat series at the Chandigarh College of Architecture on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Harjinder group targets Riar
Chandigarh, October 19
The faction of the SAD local unit led by the city Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, launched an “operation to sideline” their party president, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, today.

CRPF shielding men: villagers
Chandigarh, October 19
Residents of Naya Gaon today alleged that the CRPF officers were not producing all jawans involved in Thursday’s incident of assault on villagers. Only four of the personnel, had been placed under suspension.

 
COMMUNITY

Four get Rotary annual awards
Seated from left: Mr Harbhajan Singh, Mr Mahadev Singh, Mr Shadi Lal and Ms Irina Brar, who were honoured by the Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown at a function in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, October 19
Four persons, including the country’s top woman golfer, Irina Brar, were honoured by the Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown at a function here this evening. These are annual awards instituted by the Rotary to recognise outstanding dedication to their vocation among citizens of Chandigarh.

Seated from left: Mr Harbhajan Singh, Mr Mahadev Singh, Mr Shadi Lal and Ms Irina Brar, who were honoured by the Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown at a function in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

EATING OUT
Special menus for the devout
Chandigarh
Navratra is one of the greatest Hindu festivals. As the name implies, this festival is celebrated for nine (nav) nights (ratra) in which God is adored as Mother. For the devout, these days are time for introspection and purification as it is during this period that the goddess takes stock of her devotees, grants boons and removes sins.

Awareness programme for jail inmates
Chandigarh, October 19
The UT Adult Education Department organised an awareness programme about drug and alcohol addiction for the inmates of Burail Jail in collaboration with Servants of the People Society. More than 50 inmates attended the programme.

Fire-safety consultants for PUDA high-rises
Chandigarh, October 19
The Punjab Urban Planning Development Authority (PUDA) has initiated a process to engage fire-fighting consultants for multi-storeyed office complexes being constructed by it.

IN FOCUS
Hazards of catching a bus
Kharar
Kharar has been made part of the local transport system of Chandigarh. In addition to some other routes, the busy route numbers 35 and 20 are used extensively by the residents of Kharar.

Tradition lures audience to Ramlila
Chandigarh, October 19
Scenes from “Sita swayamvar” were portrayed on the third day of Ramlila being held at Sector 28. “Sita vivah” was depicted elaborately with fervour and enthusiasm. The marriage of Sita and all four brides reaching Ayodhya in the next scene.

Jagran to mark Navratra fair
Panchkula, October 19
The Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board will organise bhajan sandhya, devotional bhajans and Bhagwati jagran programme to mark the ongoing Navratra fair.

MC urged to check stray cattle menace
SAS Nagar, October 19
The local Anti-Encroachment Committee today said it was serving a month’s notice on the SAS Nagar Municipal Council to check the stray cattle menace failing which the issue would be taken to the High Court.

Row over society’s name
Chandigarh, October 19
Mr Subhash Chander, president of the PGI Residential Complex Welfare Society, today said another society with an identical name had been formed by one Mr R.K. Khanchi. The formation of such a society was illegal and unconstitutional.

Ex-servicemen to eradicate illiteracy
Chandigarh, October 19
To eradicate illiteracy, the All-India Ex-Servicemen Action Committee has decided to hold one-hour tutorials for illiterates four times a week besides teaching them the National Anthem and making them aware of hygiene and sanitation, physical training, health food and discipline.

 
CRIME

Booked for making false affidavit
Panchkula, October 19
The Panchkula police has booked a resident of Sector 15 for making a false affidavit to get a passport from the Passport office.

One held for using counterfeit
Chandigarh, October 19
A resident of Panjab University Campus, Lal Chand, has been arrested by the police for allegedly using a counterfeit currency note of Rs 500 for buying apples near the Dadu Majra Colony. The police has registered a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by a Dadu Majra resident, Ramesh Lal.

 
EDUCATION

French is not Greek, proves Hindi translation
Chandigarh, October 19
In a function organised by Alliance Francaise of Chandigarh, Prof Dharam Pal Maini, former Head of Hindi Department, Panjab University, and a distinguished educationist, released “Pedh Lagane Wala Charwaha”, the Hindi translation of a short story by famous contemporary French writer Jean Giono, here this evening.

St Stephen’s wins competition
Chandigarh, October 19
An emotion-packed and evocatively presented Hindi play, “Chauraha”, enacted by students of St Stephens School, won the first prize and the running trophy for the Third Champa Mangatrai Memorial Inter-School Short Play competition held at YWCA in Sector 11 here today.

UT teachers’ meeting today 
Chandigarh, October 19
Long-pending demands of the UT cadre teachers, including the promotion of teachers, will be discussed at a meeting organised at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23, here tomorrow.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Girl allowed to join NRI husband
Chandigarh, October 19
A mother versus daughter case culminated after six months of legal battle today with Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court permitting the daughter to accompany her NRI husband.

  • PUDA official summoned
  • Octroi case hearing

HC for early constitution of Panchayat Samiti
Chandigarh, October 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that necessary steps should be taken at the earliest to constitute the Panchayat Samiti in question.

FIR against doctor quashed
Chandigarh, October 19
Mr Justice K.S. Grewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday quashed an FIR against a Panchkula-based doctor, Dr Naresh Mittal.

DISTRICT COURTS
Murder accused granted bail
Chandigarh, October 19
Ravi, an accused in a murder case, was granted bail by a local court today. The accused was granted bail on furnishing bail bond of Rs 30, 000 with two sureties of the same amount.

  • Fraud case
  • Theft case
  • Police remand
  • One acquitted
  • Robbery case

 
CULTURE

Creating idols with devotionNomita Adhikari, an artist, gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga in preparation for the forthcoming Durga Puja at Shiv Mandir Baikunth Dham, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Chandigarh, October 19
His dextrous hands have carved artistic idols of Goddess Durga in different forms out of clay and plaster of Paris at Vaikunth Dham, Shiv Mandir in Sector 31. Several persons throng the place daily to appreciate the idols created by Goverdhan Adhikari from Kolkata.

Nomita Adhikari, an artist, gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga in preparation for the forthcoming Durga Puja at Shiv Mandir Baikunth Dham, Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Karam Singh 

Rekha DeviMagical spell of rhythm
Chandigarh, October 19
After she went into the dancing mode this afternoon, there was no stopping her. Catching the rhythm of ‘Kaalyo kud pado mela main,’ the beautiful folk song rendered for her by the Manganiyars, Rekha Devi, the traditional ‘kalbelia’ dancer from Jodhpur, went into a vigorous circular motion.

Extension for akademi heads

HEALTH

Importance of iodine to be discussed
Chandigarh, October 19
The National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (NIDDCP) of the Health Department, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Welfare, Punjab, will observe a Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders week from October 22 .

Nursing delegation bags first prize
Chandigarh, October 19
A nursing delegation of the Chandigarh Medical College and Hospital won the first prize and Dettol shield at the national-level XIX Trained Nursing Association biennial 68th conference held in Goa recently.

Osteoporosis detection camp today
Chandigarh, October 19
The Orthopaedics Department of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital will celebrate “World Osteoporosis Day” on October 20.

 
SPORTS

Fun golf facility inaugurated
Chandigarh, October 19
Mr V.K. Duggal, Director-General, Tourism, Government of India, inaugurated the 18-hole miniature golf facility at the Chandigarh Golf Association Driving Range. Mr Duggal was impressed with the unique creation of the CGA. Mr Duggal is not new to the City Beautiful. He was posted here as Adviser, Chandigarh Administration. Under his tenure, a number of national and international sports events were smoothly conducted.

City college clinch kabaddi title
Chandigarh, October 19
SGGS College, Sector 26, clinched the Panjab University Inter-college Kabaddi (NS) Men Championship for the current year, while the second, third and fourth positions in the section were claimed by LLR College, Dhudike, Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, and Government College, Muktsar, respectively. The meet ended today at PU.

ADMINISTRATION

PUDA’s booth allotment scheme from Oct 25
SAS Nagar, October 19
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority would relaunch its scheme of allotment of commercial booth sites at a reserved price in the town. The scheme would be launched from October 25, said the Chief Administrator, Mr K.B.S. Sidhu, here today.

Admn offices to be networked by Nov 1
Panchkula, October 19
As part of its computerisation drive, offices of the Panchkula district administration are all set to be networked by the end of this month under the “New Disha scheme.”

RCC allotted land 
Chandigarh, October 19
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation here today decided to allot land to the Regional Computer Centre (RCC) in the Pocket I institutional area of Manimajra.

F&CC meeting on Oct 23 
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