Friday, November 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Panjab University deadline on registration returns
Chandigarh, November 8
To avoid inconvenience to students of its undergraduate and postgraduate courses whose results have not been declared because their registration returns have not been submitted, Panjab University has announced October 3 as the last date for submitting student registration returns.

Securitymen’s tents may not be removed
SAS Nagar, November 8
Though the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed it to remove all unauthorised structures on public land here, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is considering to allow security personnel of the VIPs to pitch their tents on public land here. 
Mr R.S. Chajjalwandi, MLA, argues with some PUDA officials
Mr R.S. Chajjalwandi, MLA, argues with some PUDA officials, who had asked him to remove the tents pitched by his security personnel on a plot adjacent to his house in Phase VII, in SAS Nagar on Thursday.

BSNL charge on cable damage
Chandigarh, November 8
The BSNL authorities have alleged that its underground cables, along with ducts carrying cables in the Industrial Area Phase 2 near Tribune Chowk, have been damaged by Reliance Engg while laying their underground cable.



Police building on the brink of collapse
Chandigarh, November 8
A prime building of the UT police department is waiting to crumble. This statement might sound exaggerated, but it stands justified after a brief visit to the police station (East) building, which is facing the threat of collapse. 

The foundation of police station
The foundation of police station (East) building is weakening on account of peepal trees seeping fast into its walls. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Pvt agency, cops for security of waterworks
Chandigarh, November 8
In view of the threat posed by bioterrorism, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has engaged a private security agency apart from the police to man its waterworks. The private security agency provided its personnel for the security of the Sector 37 waterworks from November 1.

Floatation gear for Mi-8s
Chandigarh, November 8
To meet the requirements of flying in hostile, off-shore environment, a number of Mi-8 helicopters have been equipped with emergency floatation gear. The project has been undertaken by No.3 Base Repair Depot here.

Burning issues of Fire DepartmentBurning issues of Fire Department
Panchkula, November 8
All proposals for upgrading the local fire station are pending with the Haryana Urban Development Authority for long now, after the functioning of the Fire Department has been transferred to the newly constituted Municipal Council. According to sources, HUDA has not been entertaining any new proposals for upgrading the station.

Seminar focuses on domestic violence
Chandigarh, November 8
Forced marriages, domestic violence, child rights, child abuse and community policing were the major issues discussed at a seminar on “Partnership with community and criminal judicial system” organised by the Central Institute of Correctional Administration in collaboration with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh Police and the West Midlands Police here today.



Residents welcome SC ban on smoking
Chandigarh, November 8
Describing the Supreme Court of India’s orders banning smoking at public places as a ‘‘step in the right direction’’, a majority of non-smoking city residents have welcomed the decision.  They have, however, expressed apprehension about its implementation.

MC in hot water over laying storm water line
Health Dept fails to deliver goods, despite payment
SAS Nagar, November 8
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council could not have found itself in such an awkward situation. Despite paying over Rs 1.95 lakh from its pocket to the Public Health Department, the council is finding it difficult to get done a deposit work of laying a storm water line in Phase III B-2 here.

Mudslinging on for MC poll
Chandigarh, November 8
The campaign for elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has begun with allegations and counter-allegations from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Employees firm on strike
Chandigarh, November 8
Even as employees of various wings of the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration will go on four-hour pen-down and tool-down strike on Friday, the Chandigarh Administration again said the strike would mean “no work, no pay”.

Zoo gets vet on contract basis
Chhat Bir, November 8
Disturbed by the increasing number of deaths in the Chhat Bir zoo, the Punjab Government has appointed a veterinary doctor. Mr R. K. Luna, Director, Zoo, said that Dr Ashwani Kumar has been appointed veterinary doctor on contract basis till March 31.

Krati Jain and Sukhdeep Bhogal who were chosen as Miss Perfect and Miss Charming
Krati Jain and Sukhdeep Bhogal who were chosen as Miss Perfect and Miss Charming, respectively, at the annual function organised at Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Miss Perfect and Miss Charming           
Chandigarh, November 8
Krati Jain was chosen as Miss Perfect at the annual function organised by girls of Government Post Graduate College, Sector 46, here today. Sukhdeep Bhogal was chosen as Miss Charming. Songs, dances and skit lent gaiety to the occasion. 

Chautala govt criticised
Chandigarh, November 8
Perturbed over the failure of the Chautala government to announce any concessions in house tax in the Vidhan Sabha today, various organisations of citizens and traders have reacted sharply.

Demonstration by telecom officials
Chandigarh, November 8
Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association held a lunch-hour demonstration in front of the office of the PGMT, Sector 18, here today. 

SBP disburses loans
Chandigarh, November 8
Mr J.R. Devgan, General Manager, State Bank of Patiala, disbursed 50 loans under the bank’s SBP-Utsav scheme and 35 under karamchari suvidha yojna at the bank’s NIS branch, Patiala.

Gunjan, daughter in Nari Niketan
Chandigarh, November 8
Nari Niketan, Sector 26, has come forward and adopted the patient, Gunjan, and her daughter, Chandni, after the press highlighted her plight.

Ahoi Ashtami celebrated
Chandigarh, November 8
A large number of mothers in the city today observed fast on the occasion of Ahoi Ashtami for the well-being of their children. 



Punwire officials booked
SAS Nagar, November 8
The police booked several officials of Punwire in different cases for misappropriation of funds of the company to the tune of Rs 57 crore. According to the information, an AGM of the PSIDC, in a complaint lodged with the police, said the MD of the company, Gurpal Singh, ED Ved Parkash and Ashok Jerath embezzled Rs 55.95 crore.

2 booked for demanding dowry
Chandigarh, November 8
A Sector 20 resident, Neelam, has lodged a complaint with the Crime Against Women Cell over harassment by her UK-based husband, Manoj Sood, and her mother-in-law Prembala Sood for demanding dowry. Her husband has gone back to the UK. They had been married in July, 2000.


Traders’ plea on Divali Mela stalls
Chandigarh, November 8
The Sector 17 traders here today urged the UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to direct the Municipal Corporation to allow setting ups stalls in the market during three days of Divali Mela.



Mehndi issue: parents support school authorities
Chandigarh, November 8
The Parent Teachers Association of the Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, has in a written statement fully supported the school authorities in their efforts to maintain discipline among the school students.


CBI given nod in disappearance case
Chandigarh, November 8
In just over eight years after two brothers allegedly disappeared from police custody, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted the Central Bureau of Investigation permission to proceed against all officials involved in the case, which included Barnala’s Senior Superintendent of Police Ajaib Singh and Sangrur’s Superintendent of Police Madanjeet Singh.

  • AG’s word on ‘sangat darshan’ sums

  • Notice on park sites conversion

  • Poll plea dismissed with costs



GH-16 staff hold protest
Chandigarh, November 8
More than 100 employees of the General Hospital, Sector 16, protested at the hospital gate for over two hours raising slogans against an order passed by the Medical Superintendent, bringing the hospital work to a virtual standstill causing problems to the patients.



3 hockey players honoured

Chandigarh, November 8
Three international hockey players from Shivalik Public school, Sector 41, along with their coach were honoured by the management of the school this morning. Raj Pal Singh, the current hero of the Indian junior team that won Junior World Cup held in Australia recently, was a trainee of the Shivalik Hockey Academy from 1998 to 2000. 

  • Tennis meet

  • Bharti nominated

  • Selection trials

Three hockey players along with their coach, principal and the chief guest at a function held in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Admn rejects indoor hall plan
Chandigarh, November 8
Many a times vagaries of the nature spoil the spirits of sportspersons as well as the audience when played outdoors. But if the facility to play indoors is provided to the sportspersons, it will certainly help them to have regular practice sessions.



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