Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Collector’s rates for property hiked
It’s illegal, according to apex court
Chandigarh, October 22
To increase the revenue from the sale and purchase of real estate, the UT Administration has increased the rates fixed by the District Collector for registration of documents and payment of stamp duty.

Five killed, 6 hurt in road mishap
Kharar, October 22
Five persons were killed while six others were injured seriously in a road accident involving a Tata Sumo, a tractor and a bus near Gharuan village on Kharar-Morinda road this morning.

A constable shows the badly damaged Tata Sumo Two of the injured admitted to the Civil Hospital, Kharar.
A constable shows the badly damaged Tata Sumo involved in a head-on collision on the Kharar-Morinda road near Gharuan village on Monday and (right) two of the injured admitted to the Civil Hospital, Kharar. — Photos Karam Singh 



Zoning of waterworks planned
Panchkula, October 22
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has made up a plan of dividing water-works into various zones to solve the problem of low water pressure in old sectors of the town.

Admn invites cos. for IT park
Chandigarh, October 22
Going ahead with its ambitious Information Technology Park, the Chandigarh Administration today invited global as well as Indian IT companies to come and set up their bases in the proposed IT park to be located north east of the Sukhna lake in Kishangarh village. Well-placed sources said each acre of land would cost Rs 65 lakh.

YC’s plan to “expose” NDA govt
Chandigarh, October 22
The All-India Youth Congress, from October 30, will launch a countrywide “offensive” to expose, what its President, Randeep Singh Surjewala, calls the deep-rooted conspiracy of National Democratic Alliance Government to communalise country’s political and social fabric.

Number game: 0001 fetches 2,00,000
Chandigarh, October 22
The first number in the new series of registration of vehicles in the city has been claimed by a local businessman for a record Rs 2 lakh in an auction, held recently by the Registering and Licencing Authority of the Chandigarh Administration.

40 per cent rise in city population
Chandigarh, October 22
It is shocking but true that Chandigarh has the dubious distinction of having the second lowest sex ratio in the country. There has also been a rise in the number of illiterates. On the other hand, it has also seen a phenomenal growth of 40 per cent in population in the past one decade compared to 21.34 per cent growth registered across the country.


Beating up of MC staff: no case registered
SAS Nagar, October 22
The police has not registered a case even three days after the beating up and obstruction of work of employees of the local Municipal Council who had gone to remove goods kept at an authorised place in the Phase IIIB1 rehri market area.

Winged beauties arrive in Chhat Bir zoo

Chhat Bir, October 22
A pair of long-tailed African parrots — blue-winged macaws — and two pairs of brown cock teals will be the centre of attraction for the visitors in Chhat Bir zoo from tomorrow.

: A pair of newly-procured blue-winged macaws cling to their enclosure in the Chhat Bir zoo on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

New Home : A pair of newly-procured blue-winged macaws cling to their enclosure in the Chhat Bir zoo on Monday.

No firecrackers for them this Divali
SAS Nagar, October 22
Students of the local DAV Public School took a pledge here today not to burn firecrackers on Divali. The announcement was made at poster-making and slogan-writing competitions on the theme ‘No Fire Fun’ organised on the school premises.

Move to kindle spiritual awakening among women

Chandigarh, October 22
A shobha yatra as a part of women spiritual empowerment campaign, organised by the women’s wing of Brahmakumaris, got a rousing reception with flowers and fruits by women organisations and market associations here today.

A shobha yatra of Brahmakumaris that reached Chandigarh from Kangra on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

A shobha yatra of Brahmakumaris that reached Chandigarh from Kangra on Monday.

Traders’ views on paid parking
Chandigarh, October 22
The Sector 8-C Madhya Marg Traders Association today expressed its resentment against the Chandigarh Administration for introducing paid parking in their market.

City scientist on Chinese panel
Chandigarh, October 22
A scientist from the city has been selected by China on an 11-member international expert consultants’ panel to advise it in the field of optics.

Freedom fighter dead
Chandigarh, October 22
Mr Avtar Singh, a freedom fighter of the area, died here on Thursday. He was 80. He is survived by a daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. Mr Avtar Singh used to write in English regarding India’s freedom movement. When Gen Mohan Singh started the first Indian National Army, he joined as a military officer.

B’day celebrations turn sour
Chandigarh, October 22
Birthday celebrations turned sour, when the birthday boy, allegedly in an inebriated state, “accidently” fell off from the balcony of a hostel room. The incident took place past midnight in hostel No. 4 on the Panjab University campus. The victim is struggling in the PGI for his life.

Mahasamadhi Divas observed
Chandigarh, October 22
Mahasamadhi Divas was observed here by the Shirdi Sai Sharnam Sangathan in Sector 21-B. Hundreds of devotees from different parts of the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Shirdi (Maharashtra), participated in the function which lasted six hours.

Decision on liquor cards
Chandigarh, October 22
On a representation made by a large number of ex-servicemen that they find it expensive and difficult to go to the SSO in Sector 28 for renewal of liquor cards, Brig Sant Singh, Bar President, IESL (UT), Chandigarh, took up the matter with the Major-General , Administration, HQ, Western Command.


“India’s Most Wanted” criminal nabbed
Chandigarh, October 22
Dinesh Giri, a notorious criminal who had threatened to kill Mr Manoj Raghuvanshi, television journalist and producer of the crime serial “India’s Most Wanted”, was arrested by the UP Police in Ghaziabad yesterday with the help of information provided by a viewer of the programme, a press release issued by the producer of the serial stated today.

Arrested for raping minor
Chandigarh, October 22
The police has arrested Sanjay, a resident of Sector 25 Janata Colony, on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl of the same colony. He has been remanded to one-day police custody. The girl’s father had lodged a complaint with the police that two persons had raped his daughter on September 19 at the Sector 25 cremation ground. Two others were also present at the place of the crime.


Home Store outlet opens in city
Chandigarh, October 22
The Home Store, a premier store for home products and accessories, has launched its first outlet in the city. The store will provide an exclusive range of unique home products.


Painting contest for school kids at Funcity
Chandigarh, October 22
More than 7,000 schoolchildren from Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar will converge on the Funcity amusement park for a painting competition “Vibgyor-2001” to be held on October 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


Notice on action against Principal Secy
Chandigarh, October 22
Taking up a petition seeking directions to the Union of India, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Punjab’s Chief Secretary and other respondents to accord sanction for the prosecution of Punjab’s Principal Secretary (Home) Bikramjit Singh in a case registered by the investigating agency, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion the respondents for November 29.

  • No arbitrary use of Registrar’s powers 

  • Octroi case hearing

  • Plea declined with costs

24-yr-old case settled at Lok Adalat
Panchkula, October 22
A case pending in the court for the past 24 years was finally disposed of in the Lok Adalat held in the Panchkula District Courts complex on October 20. Giving details of the case, Mr R.S. Virk, Member-Secreatry, State Legal Services Authority, said that a case for redemption of mortgage was filed by Shiv Ram of Rathpur village in Kalka subdivision in 1977.

Pirated cassettes case: one granted bail
Chandigarh, October 22
An accused, Anil Kumar, was granted bail today by a local court in a case registered against him under the Copyright Act. The accused has been granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 20,000.

  • Bail plea dismissed

  • Judicial remand

  • Rape case

  • Acquitted

  • Cheating

Judicial remand in murder case

Chandigarh, October 22
Three accused allegedly involved in a murder case were sent to judicial remand till November 5 by a local court. The accused had been arrested by the operational cell of the UT police on October 21 in connection with a murder case dating back to 1999.

The persons (masked) allegedly involved in a 1999 murder case come out of the District Courts Complex in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

The persons (masked) allegedly involved in a 1999 murder case come out of the District Courts Complex in Chandigarh on Monday.

HC directive to police
Chandigarh, October 22
Disposing of a writ petition filed by Mr Ravinder Singh, polling agent for an independent candidate during the elections to SAS Nagar’s Municipal Council held in August last year, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the SAS Nagar police to expeditiously conclude the investigations in a first information report registered after the petitioner was allegedly assaulted by a group accompanying Akali party candidate Paramjit Singh Kahlon.

Pinnacle chairman penalised
Chandigarh, October 22
Imposing a penalty of Rs 2,000 on Baljit Singh Sandhu, chairman of Pinnacle Group of Companies, for committing wilful breach of orders regarding the holding of a mela, Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here has held that the “judicial orders, whether passed by the high court or subordinate courts, are supposed to be respected and not flouted”.


Romancing colours of nature
Chandigarh, October 22
Sudipta Majumdar, an artist with a keen sight has captured nature in it’s simplest form and the effect reflected in his first ever solo exhibition in the city is simply mindboggling.

Performance by Ethiopian troupe
Chandigarh, October 22
The Ethiopian National Theatre today held a cultural programme at the Sector 10 Government Polytechnic College for Women.


115 examined
Chandigarh, October 22
About 115 patients were examined by experts at a free Osteoporosis detection camp organised by the Lion Club Chandigarh Vishal at Advance Orthopedics Clinic in Sector 33 here today.

Plea for psychiatric hospital
Panchkula, October 22
The State Legal Services Authority has asked the state government to ensure that a psychiatric hospital is set up in the state.


Tushar, Aman move ahead in tennis meet
Chandigarh, October 22
Tushar Liberhan and Amanpreet Kaur of Chandigarh moved ahead in the boys and girls under-16 section, respectively, in the AITA Ranking Tennis Tournament, the main rounds of which began here today at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. In the under-14 section, Karan Patnaik and Isha Toor in boys and girls section, respectively, emerged winners in the first round matches.

  • MCM DAV win
  • City score 224
  • Volleyball title
  • Cricket tourney

Palwinder wins wrestling title
Chandigarh, October 22
Dara Wrestling Centre, SAS Nagar, was full of activities as over 5,000 persons drawn from nearby towns like Kharar, Kurali, converged on the venue to watch wrestling. Today’s wrestling was a departure from traditional akhara wrestling and was held on mats.

Karambir wrestles with his opponent Sukhbir during a match in Dara Studio, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Monday.

Karambir wrestles with his opponent Sukhbir during a match in Dara Studio, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Monday.


Sanitation drive begins today
Chandigarh, October 22
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will here tomorrow launch a month-long joint sanitation drive involving the Chandigarh Administration and residents welfare associations.


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