Thursday, October 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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IT task force to keep tab on computer institutes
Chandigarh, October 24
The UT Administration has set up an IT education task force to keep an eye on the functioning of a large number of computer education institutes in the city.

Chandigarh prides itself as the biggest IT education centre of the North after Delhi and the first wired city of the country. The map shows the area being wired by various IT companies in Chandigarh Chandigarh prides itself as the biggest IT education centre of the North after Delhi and the first wired city of the country. The map shows the area being wired by various IT companies in Chandigarh

Sector 50 cooperative societies to be relocated
Chandigarh, October 24
In a move which will supposedly benefit some cooperative group housing societies, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to hold a fresh draw of lots to relocate some of the societies to new areas in Sector 49 which were originally scheduled to be allotted land in Sector 50.



EARLIER STORIES

 

PU approves ‘third chance’
Chandigarh, October 24
A committee of Panjab University has decided to grant a third chance as a ‘mercy chance’ to students who could not clear their compartment in the earlier two chances allowed by the university.

Teacher's bike, No maska, only polish: A teacher of the Sector 25 evening school makes him do this every day before the final bell.
Teacher's bike, No maska, only polish: A teacher of the Sector 25 evening school makes him do this every day before the final bell. —  Photo Pradeep Tewari

IAS training ‘obsolete’
Curriculum change on the cards
Chandigarh, October 24
Lending credence to the talk of a somewhat “obsolete’’ training programme at the IAS training academy in Mussoorie, its Director, Mr Wajahat Habibullah, hinted at a possible curriculum change ``to keep in tune with changing times’’.

Ban recycled polybags in 2 weeks: HC
Chandigarh, October 24
Taking a serious view of the menace being caused by polythene bags, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab and Haryana governments to issue a notification within two weeks banning the manufacture and use of recycled bags.

Goyal, Ajaib Singh may make it to Senate
Chandigarh, October 24
Mr Ashok Goyal and Dr Ajaib Singh have emerged as the faces which are most likely make it to the Panjab University Senate in the graduates constituency. On the third day of counting today most of the time was spent in adjusting the surplus votes of the three among the five candidates who were declared elected yesterday.

Linear accelerator for GMCH
Chandigarh, October 24
A linear accelerator machine used for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer is being provided to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, by the Government of India.

 

COMMUNITY

Devotees offer prayers
Chandigarh, October 24
Week-long fasts came to an end for devotees today as they offered prayers to goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati on the occasion of Mahaashtami. Ashtami puja was also performed and parshad was distributed among the kanjaks. Functions and kirtans were also organised at different temples in the city.


Devotees offer ‘Pushpanjali’ on Mahaashtami in the ongoing Durga puja in a Sector 35 temple, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune
photograph

Devotees offer ‘Pushpanjali’ on Mahaashtami in the ongoing Durga puja in a Sector 35 temple, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Widow’s ‘battle’ with PUDA
Chandigarh October 24
After running from pillar to post over the transfer deeds of a flat purchased by her husband, the widow of a battle casualty of Operation Vijay is now waging another battle to get the excess amount charged by the Punjab Urban Development Authority refunded.

Virk refutes media report
Chandigarh, October 24
The Member-Secretary of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority, Mr R.S. Virk, today said that the news report published in the issue of The Tribune on October 21 was incorrect.

50 points identified for speed limit boards
SAS Nagar, October 23
The local traffic police has identified at least 50 points in the town where there was a requirement to display the speed limits for different category of vehicles. The display boards of the notified speed limits at most of the points were either damaged or missing.

N.K. Nanda clarifies
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee kicked off its campaign with a claim that Mr N.K. Nanda, senior vice-president of the Chandigarh Vikas Party, has joined it despite Mr Nanda being a member of the Congress.

 
CRIME

Villager injured in attack
Chandigarh, October 24
A Khuda Ali Sher village resident, Mr Kundan Singh, reported to the police that Balbir Singh, alias Lalli, a resident of the same village, attacked him with a ‘kassi’ here yesterday. The alleged attack caused injuries to the complainant and he was admitted to the PGI.

Case against sender(s) of anthrax letter
Chandigarh, October 24
The police has registered the first case under Section 506 of the IPC for criminal intimidation against an anonymous sender or senders of the “anthrax laced” letter to the city Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur. The letter read: “This contains anthrax. You are dead. Bin Laden”.

Booked for intimidating
Chandigarh, October 24
The police here today booked a rehriwala in Bijwara for alleged criminal intimidation and assaulting a public servant to obstruct him from performing his duty.

BUSINESS

MARKET PULSE
Another prize for Sangam Industries
Chandigarh, October 24
Sangam Industries, the Chandigarh-based manufacturers of Marigold brand of geysers, room coolers, airconditioners, heat pillars and water heaters, has introduced window AC with remote control and unique heating system. It is also getting set to market ceiling fans next summer.


 
EDUCATION

A proud moment for Shivalik Public School
Chandigarh, October 24
It was a proud moment for Shivalik Public School in Sector 41 as the team representing the school lifted the K.J. Khosla Memorial Trophy during the inter-school English poetry recitation competition organised by Bhavan Vidyalaya at the auditorium of the Government Art Gallery in Sector 10 here yesterday.

FROM THE COLLEGES
Laloo and Bill steal the show
A section of the audience at the Management Fest organised by Sector 32 SD College, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, October 24
It was entertainment all the way at the annual Management Fest organised by business administration students of the Sector 32 GGDSD College here today. Brainstorming sessions dominated the day.

A section of the audience at the Management Fest organised by Sector 32 SD College, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

FROM THE SCHOOLS
DAV School earns distinction
Chandigarh, October 24
The maiden result of Kailash Behl DAV School, Sector 7, has earned it a place in the top slot amongst DAV institutions in the Secondary School Examination (Class X) category.

Student wins case against VC
Chandigarh, October 24
A local court has directed the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University to allow provisional admission to a student of the Department of Laws. It says that the student be allowed to join the third semester and take the examinations. The student had earlier filed a suit in this regard.

Dhillon-Rano group victorious
SAS Nagar, October 24
The Dhillon-Rano group got a clean sweep in the elections to the Punjab School Education Board Non-Teaching Employees Association held here today.
Mr Gurdeep Singh Dhillon has been elected president of the association. By securing 821 votes he defeated his rivals by a big margin.

Paintings by schoolchildren
Panchkula, October 24
Fun City here today was crowded with schoolchildren carrying colour boxes. The occasion was “Vibgyor”, an on-the-spot painting competition. Schoolchildren from Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and the surrounding townships are taking part in the competition.

Schoolchildren of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar participate in a painting competition in Fun City, Panchkula, on Wednesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan 
Schoolchildren of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar participate in a painting competition in Fun City, Panchkula, on Wednesday.

Night school kids get new school bags
Students of the night school in Sector 25 show their new school bags in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, October 24
The birth centenary of Lord Mahavira brought a smile on the faces of the students of the night school being run at Government Girls High School, Sector 25, here today with each one getting school bags, stationery and sweets as part of the celebration.


Students of the night school in Sector 25 show their new school bags in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Dasehra celebrations in school
Chandigarh, October 24
Inter-house competitions of painting, mask making and card making marked the Dasehra celebrations at DAV Model School in Sector 15 here today.
The effigy of Ravana was also burnt to mark the victory of the truth over the evil.

Children celebrate Dasehra
Panchkula, October 24
The tinytots of Wonder Years school here today celebrated Dasehra on the school premises. The children clapped when the effigy of Ravana was put on fire and crackers started bursting.


COURTS

HIGH COURT
DGPs told to enforce order on name-tags
Chandigarh, October 24
Just over a week after a report appeared in The Tribune regarding the violation of Supreme Court directions on name tags, Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Directors-General of Punjab and Haryana Police, along with the Inspector General of Chandigarh Police, to show cause why they should not be directed to comply with the observations made by the apex court.

HUDA asked to pay Rs 2 lakh
Chandigarh, October 24
The Consumer Court has directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to grant a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to a city resident due to the harassment caused to her in getting the possession of the plot.

Court tells ETO to file reply
Chandigarh, October 24
Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashotosh Mohunta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted another opportunity to Banur’s Excise and Taxation Officer Inder Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, subject to the payment of Rs 10,000 as costs.

HC order on colony
Chandigarh, October 24
Admitting a writ petition filed by the Joint Action Committee — a body of eight residents’ welfare associations — challenging the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to shift Kumhar Colony from Sector 25 to Sector 38, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the continuation of earlier order on the maintenance of status quo.

Beant murder case adjourned
Chandigarh, October 24s
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, today adjourned the Beant Singh assassination case till October 29 as one of the witnesses in the case failed to appear today.


 
CULTURE

Stop to smell flowers of Kinnaur
Chandigarh, October 24
The latest exhibition of Sanjay Kumbhkarni that opened in the Punjab Kala Bhavan art gallery is about the beauty of Kinnaur. After putting up three solo exhibitions earlier, this time, the photographer has brought alive the Himalayan majesty in his frames.

Collection of editorials on display
Chandigarh, October 24
This one is specifically for those who thirst for knowledge. The exhibition on display at the Portraits and Portfolios Art Gallery in Sector 17-B is all about the rarest of editorial columns.


 
SPORTS

Kho-kho title for GHS-32
Chandigarh, October 24
Government High School, Sector 32, clinched the under-17 kho-kho title in the UT Inter-School Kho-Kho Meet. The GHS-32 boys outplayed Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by a margin of two points. Earlier in the semi-finals, GHS-32 had overpowered Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, by 12 points while SGGSSS-35 had outplayed Government High School, Sector 29, by 11 points.

Will hockey heroes stir UT out of slumber?
Chandigarh, October 24
Inderjit Singh and Rajpal Singh, both centre-forwards who played a vital role in India’s historic win in the junior World Cup on October 21 are indeed the pride of Chandigarh. But will their sterling performance at Hobart help in improving the infrastructure in the city?


ADMINISTRATION

Admn invites objections on Apartment Act
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Administration today invited objections on draft rules framed for sub-division of buildings. Members of the public can give comments and suggestions in this regard within two weeks, following which a formal notification will be issued.

Bar Council to have new office
Chandigarh, October 24
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council is likely to have a new office soon. The Deputy commissioner has directed the council to vacate the present premises on the fourth floor of the District Courts Complex.

EC to update voters’ lists
Chandigarh, October 24
The Election Commission of India will update voters’ lists in the city between November 5 and the first week of December.
‘’Persons attaining the age of 18 years on January 1, 2002, will be registered as voters, while those who have either migrated or died will be removed from the list,’’ an official source said here today.
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