Thursday, November 8,  2001, Chandigarh, India

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Anandgarh city project dropped
Kharar, November 7
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, here today announced the decision of the government to drop the proposal of Anandgarh city, which was to be set up in 29 villages of Kharar tehsil. He also announced the decision to withdraw an appeal filed by the Punjab Government in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard.

Badal still can’t win our votes: villagers

Mullanpur-Garibdas, November 7
The announcement by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, that the Anandgarh project had been scrapped and the SLP in this regard withdrawn, seems to have had an opposite effect on about 30,000 voters whom he had been trying to woo with this statement.
Residents of Mullanpur-Garibdas village rejoice at the announcement of the scrapping the Anandgarh project, on Wednesday.
Residents of Mullanpur-Garibdas village rejoice at the announcement of the scrapping the Anandgarh project, on Wednesday. Mullanpur-Garibdas was one of the 29 villages that were to be acquired for the project.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan



Electric trolley bus project: Admn signs MoU with BHEL
Chandigarh, November 7
The Chandigarh Administration today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for carrying out a detailed project report (DPR) regarding the proposed electric-trolley-bus project for Chandigarh and the adjoining township of Panchkula. The route length will be about 44 km.

High-intensity crackers banned
NOC to be obtained from fire brigade
SAS Nagar, November 7
Shopkeepers dealing in Divali crackers and fireworks here are in a fix over the putting up of stalls and the sale of high-intensity crackers following curbs imposed on such business by the district administration.

Hike in flat rates of water, sewerage mooted
Panchkula, November 7
The Public Health Department proposes a manifold increase in flat rates on water and sewer connections. Sources say that following the revision of water and sewer rates by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the Public Health Department, too, is preparing a notification for hiking the rates.

‘Cong to oppose POTO in RS’
Chandigarh, November 7
Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar accepted here today that the speech writer of Rajiv Gandhi had made a mistake by referring to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as: “When a big tree falls, the earth shakes,”. However, he defended Rajiv.

Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar delivers a talk in a Sector 22 book centre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Attacked and abandoned by husband
Chandigarh, November 7
Girls of her age are preparing to leave college, looking forward to a new life as they step out of it. Gunjan, like any other 20-year-old also wants a new life, in fact she is begging for one. The only difference is she is ill, abandoned, uneducated, without a penny and a mother of a month-old-child.

Gunjan with her daughter, after she was reportedly beaten up and abandoned by her husband, at the GMCH-32. — A Tribune photograph

Meeting exigencies of NBC warfare
While nuclear weapons may still be beyond the reach of terrorist organisations, chemical and biological warfare appears to be the new playing ground of terrorists as is evident from the global anthrax scare.


Decision on NAC for Kansal hailed
Chandigarh, November 5
Mr Rajinder Rana, convener of the Residents Welfare Association of Naya Gaon and Kansal, today thanked the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for the decision to regularise the constructions raised in the periphery of Chandigarh up to November 3, 2001, and to constitute a Notified Area Committee (NAC) for Naya Gaon, Kansal and adjoining villages for a systematic growth of development.

Task force on anthrax
Panchkula, November 7
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, today created a three-member task force committee to deal with the anthrax case or its actual occurrence in the district.

CSIO technology to detect metal impurities
Chandigarh, November 7
The city-based Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here today transferred a pioneering technology claimed to be the first in the country for detecting metal impurities to the Hyderabad-based M/S ELICO for further spread.

Water problem in SAS Nagar areas
SAS Nagar, November 7
Residents of HE quarters in Phase V here have been facing water shortage for the past one week. Water is available on the ground floor and reaches the first floor level only at night. People have to keep awake to fill water. The worst affected are the people living on the second floor who have not received a drop of water since last Wednesday.

BJP’s directive to workers
Chandigarh, November 7
The BJP today directed its workers not to go to the Press on internal matters of the party and asserted that the denial of ticket to the party councillor, Ms Ranjana Shahi, was communicated to the Akali Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur.

No decision on ownership of flat given to PU ex-VC
Chandigarh, November 7
The board of directors of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), at a meeting today, did not take any decision on the allotment of a CHB flat to former Panjab University Vice Chancellor, Prof M.M. Puri. The matter was kept “under discussion”. official sources said tonight.

Staff want demands accepted
Chandigarh, November 7
The coordination committee of Government and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Employees and Workers yesterday asked the Chandigarh Administration to implement their principally accepted demands or face the consequences.

BBMB staff donate blood
Chandigarh, November 7
As many as 150 officers and officials of the BBMB donated blood at a camp organised by the Bhakra Beas Management Board, Chandigarh, in association with the PGI here today.

Seminar on crime today
Chandigarh, November 7
A seminar on “Partnership with community and criminal justice system” will be organised by the Sector 26 Institute of Correctional Administration in partnership with the West Midlands (England) Police, the Punjab Human Rights Commission and the Chandigarh police here tomorrow.

Divali bash at Golf Range
Chandigarh, November 7
The Chandigarh Golf Range has arranged a ‘Divali bash’ at the CGA Driving Range on November 9, starting 7.30 p.m., according to CGA President Desh Prem Azad.

Press Club function
Chandigarh, November 7
A techno dance party will be organised by the Chandigarh Press Club on the club premises on November 9 at 8 p.m.


Sec 40 resident booked for forgery
Chandigarh, November 7
The police has registered a case of forgery against a Sector 40 resident as he allegedly took loan from two banks to purchase one car. According to the sources, Dharmvir Khamani, took a loan of Rs 3.70 lakh from Indian Overseas Bank for purchase of a Maruti Esteem car on June 14. Registration number of the car was CH-03-B-1232 and he also submitted photocopy of the same to the bank.

ASI arrested taking bribe
SAS Nagar, November 7
An ASI of the Phase I police station was caught red-handed here today by the flying squad of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau while allegedly taking a bribe.


Shopping bonanza ahead at Divali melas
Chandigarh, November 7
Silver bells, crystal flower vases and chunky jewellery hanging in front of the makeshift stalls glittered in the afternoon sun, alluring the visitors, as they moved around at various Divali melas being held at five different places in the city.



‘Agaaz-2001’ welcomes freshers at PU
Chandigarh, November 7
Myriad colours of dance and drama lit the colourful evening of the ‘Agaaz-2001’, organised to welcome the freshers for the new academic session at Panjab University here this evening.

Students perform in ‘Agaaz-2001’ at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Students’ rally against crackers
Chandigarh, November 7
As many as 2000 students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, participated in a rally to create awareness about the ill-effects of use of crackers here today.

26 foreign nationals get training at CSIO
Chandigarh, November 7
Representatives from 18 developing countries got an eight-week training in management development programme in operation, maintenance and repair of bio-medical equipment at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here.

VHP wants principal to apologise
Chandigarh, November 7
Condemning the principal of Carmel Convent for punishing students for applying mehndi, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad here today demanded an apology from her for her “uncivilised attitude”.

District-level youth festival
Panchkula, November 7
A district-level youth festival is being organised at DAV School, Sector 8, on November 12 and 13 wherein folk song and dance competitions, instrumental functions, classical dances, etc. will be held.

UGC (NET) programme begins


Order on Chairman’s term
Chandigarh, November 7
Restraining the state of Punjab and another respondent from extending the term of Mr Manjinder Singh Kang as Chairman of the Punjab State Forest Development Corporation beyond November 25, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice of motion for December 6.

  • Ex-parte order
  • Arrest stayed

Bar Council’s order to Bar associations
Chandigarh, November 6
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed all the presidents and secretaries of the Bar Associations in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to implement Rule 36 of the Bar Council of India which prohibits High Court advocates from visiting lower courts for procuring work.

Bail in robbery case granted
Chandigarh, November 7
Two accused in a case of robbery were granted bail by a local court today. Sudhir Chand and Sandeep were granted bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 50,000 each with one surety.

Additional Deputy Attorneys


Debut album released
Chandigarh, November 7
Expanding his long-term association with music, Gaurav Trehan of Catrack Entertainment Limited finally made a formal entry in the world of Punjabi pop with his debut album “Tu Meri Main Tera,” that was released in the market on Monday.Anuradha Arora

Anuradha delights
Chandigarh, November 7
The gathering at Tagore Theatre today saw a graceful Anuradha Arora commencing her kathak recital with Vishnu vandana. After swaying gently on the tunes of Shantakaram bhujai sharnam, Anuradha went on to depict the technique of Jaipur Kathak which she has imbibed from Guru Shobha Koser.

Factual themes, jarring images
Chandigarh, November 6
The latest images by Satwant Singh disturb the mind immensely. In this disturbance perhaps lies the success of their creation. The drawings and paintings on display in the art gallery of Panjab University’s Fine Arts Museum reflect the savage that man is. The mediums of pen and ink and charcoal have been used to depict the darker side of human character — lust, jealousy and hatred.

‘Amli kothe te’ released
Chandigarh, November 7
Gurdev Dhillon a well known comedy character known to the people as ‘Bhajna Amli’ has come up with his latest creation “Amli kothe te” as a sequel to his nine previous comedy albums on the ‘Amli’ series.


Seminar on disability management
Chandigarh, November 6
Dr R. S. Chauhan, a senior lecturer at the Indian Institute for the visually handicapped, Dehra Dun, today said rehabilitation of blind persons was more difficult than other physically handicapped persons.


SGFI refuses to recognise carrom meet
Chandigarh, November 7
The UT Education Department that played host to the newly introduced carrom event of the 47th edition of the National School Games, failed to secure the participation of at least seven teams each in both boys and girls sections, a pre-requisite for holding the games, resulting in refusal on signing on the certificates by the senior office-bearers of the controlling body — School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Carrom event made its maiden venture in the national schools calendar.

THREE SWIMMERS, THREE MEDALS: The line-up for the 50 m butterfly event for girls under the age of 18 in the 14th Chandigarh Open Swimming Championship, at the Panjab University pool on Wednesday. The participation figures have certainly nosedived.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Himanshi, Yadwinder bag titles
Chandigarh, November 7
Himanshi Bakshi and Yadwinder Rawat bagged the under-12 title in backstroke event in girls and boys section, respectively, in the 14th Chandigarh Swimming Championship in senior, junior and sub-juniors section here today at Panjab University swimming pool. Mr Raj Bachan Singh, SP, Punjab Police, inaugurated the meet.

  • Tennis meet

  • Hockey tourney


UT may invoke no work, no pay
Chandigarh, November 7
The Chandigarh Administration may invoke the principle of “no work, no pay” if its employees carry on with their proposed strike on November 9.

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