Wednesday, November 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Encroachments return as bulldozers turn
SAS Nagar, November 20
Encroachments are back in the town, even as anti-encroachment drive of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is on. Occupants of corner plots here have again started raising unauthorised structures on public land in front of their houses.

Such fences have again been raised on public land by residents of SAS Nagar.
Such fences have again been raised on public land by residents of SAS Nagar. — A Tribune photograph



EARLIER STORIES

 

EC seeks report on code ‘violation’ by Mayor
Chandigarh, November 20
The Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, has sought a report from the Municipal Commissioner, Mr M. P. Singh, on allegations of violation of Model Code of Conduct by the Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur.

Zoo ‘refuses’ aid to another injured animal
Dera Bassi, November 20
Dera Bassi DSP J.S. Khaira shows wounds of a neelgai that was hit by a vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near Dappar village, on Tuesday. The police authorities were disappointed the second time as the Chhat Bir Zoo authorities did not extended any medical help which a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dera Bassi, sought for an injured neelgai he had found near Dappar village on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway about 10 km from here in wee hours of today.

Dera Bassi DSP J.S. Khaira shows wounds of a neelgai that was hit by a vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near Dappar village, on Tuesday. — Photo Karam Singh 

Admn allows private mini buses in city
Chandigarh, November 20
In a move which is expected to change the way people commute in city, the Chandigarh Administration today issued a notification to allow private mini bus operators to run on specified routes in the city.

City-Mohali road links to be completed next year
Chandigarh, November 20
All vertical road links between Chandigarh and SAS Nagar will be completed in the coming year. Already work is going on one road while work on two new projects has been sanctioned and will start soon.

 
COMMUNITY

MC poll: BSP fields 12 candidates
Chandigarh, November 20
The Bahujan Samaj Party today declared 12 candidates for the municipal corporation elections.
Mr Deepak (ward 4), Ms Madhubala (5), Ms Charanjit Kaur (7), Mr Suman Kumar (8), Mr Ajit Singh (9), Mr Ram Sumer (10), Mr Gurdev Singh (11), Ms Amrit Kaur (15), Mr Sushil kumar (18), Mr Raj Pal Doggar (19), Mr Prem Singh (20) and Mr K.S. Khaira (3).

An unauthorised structure demolished by PUDA Enforcement Staff at Sawara village located on the Landhran-Chunni road on Tuesday. 26 structures demolished
SAS Nagar, November 20
The Enforcement Wing (Regulatory) of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today demolished 26 illegal structures in different villages in the periphery. Some of the structures were under construction or had been raised after the announcement by the Punjab Government to regularise unauthorised structures till November 3.
An unauthorised structure demolished by PUDA Enforcement Staff at Sawara village located on the Landhran-Chunni road on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

BEL holds quality-control competition
Chandigarh, November 20
An inter-unit quality control competition was organised by Bharat Electronic Limited here today. Thirteen circles representing all nine units of BEL participated in the competition, which was hosted by the BEL’s Panchkula unit.

Bubblez KahlonWOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
From boutique to furniture designing
Chandigarh
Four years ago she ran a boutique, then she preferred to manage her home with two children. One day Bubblez Kahlon thought of designing furniture for her home. And that proved a turning point in the life of this graduate in economics. She had no training in the manufacture of wrought iron furniture.

Brar ‘implicated’ in false case
Chandigarh, November 20
Mr Prabhjit Singh, senior vice-president of the Punjab State General Categories Welfare Federation, today said Mr Jarnail Singh Brar, organising secretary, who also remained general secretary of the Punjab School Education Board Non-Teaching Employees Association, was framed up in a case by the school education board because he had protested against the alleged wrong policies of the management and misuse of funds by the Punjab Government.

Resentment against hike in water rates
Panchkula, November 20
Residents of group housing societies in the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, have expressed disappointment at the hike in the water and sewerage tariff in Haryana. The hike is too harsh and exorbitant for the common man.

Drive to check traffic violations
Chandigarh, November 20
Two-and-a-half challans per minute. This is the rate at which the local police has been issuing challans to those violating traffic rules in the city during the past few days.

Paddy arrival in mandis
Panchkula, November 20
Against previous year’s record of 23,959 metric tonnes, 39,029 metric tonnes of paddy arrived in the Barwala, Raipur Rani and Panchkula grain markets till Monday.
This was informed by Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner, here today.

Cattle fair by Milk Plant
SAS Nagar, November 20
A cattle fair was organised by the Milk Plant, Mohali, and the Milk Producers Cooperative Society, Sihon Majra and Bhago Majra, at Focal Point, Bhago Majra, today. Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Minister of Printing and Stationery, was the chief guest.


Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Minister of Printing and Stationery, at a cattle fair organised by the Milk Plant, SAS Nagar, at Focal Point, Bhago Majra, on Tuesday.
Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Minister of Printing and Stationery, at a cattle fair organised by the Milk Plant, SAS Nagar, at Focal Point, Bhago Majra, on Tuesday.

Road shows on power planned
Panchkula, November 20
The two-day seminar on power conservation and mission for power to all up to 2012 organised by the Power Finance Corporation of India concluded at DC Model School here today.

Foundation stone laid
SAS Nagar, November 20
The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister of Punjab, Mr Nirmal Singh Kahlon, today laid the foundation stone of head office complex of the Panchayat Department in Sector 62 ( Phase VIII) here. The complex, covering an area of 2, 15,000 sq ft, would be constructed in a period of two years at a cost of around Rs 12 crore.

Mangoes in November
Chandigarh, November 20
Mr Balkrishan’s efforts have borne fruits, literally. The tree, nurtured with love and care, in the backyard of his Sector 21 house is full of mangoes and that too in November. If, till now, you have been associating the fruit with the summer months, go to his house and you will see mangoes, not one or two, but around 70 or 80 of them.


Winter miracle: Mangoes considered synonymous with summers, are growing in the Sector 21 residence of Mr Balkishan. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Winter miracle: Mangoes considered synonymous with summers, are growing in the Sector 21 residence of Mr Balkishan.
 
CRIME

Burglars strike in Sector 4
Panchkula, November 20
Burglars broke into a Sector 4 house and decamped with valuables worth Rs 15,000, in broad daylight here today.
According to Mr Manoj Yadav, Superintendent of Police, the house owner, Ms Neelam, complained that the burglars had struck when her family had been out of station.

BUSINESS

MARKET PULSE
Electronics roadshow by company
Chandigarh, November 20
The third phase of the TVS Electronics Roadshow — Sanskriti — being taken to 50 cities reached here today. The show displayed entire range of TVS-E products and also several new launches by the company.


 
EDUCATION

550 science models displayed at exhibition
A student explains his model at a state science exhibition in the Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, November 20
The state science exhibition 2001 at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 has become a big draw for young students.
The exhibition organised by State Institute of Education, Chandigarh, in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi, and the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, displayed about 550 different science models prepared by students of 62 Senior Secondary and Secondary Schools.
A student explains his model at a state science exhibition in the Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU seeks options from its fellows
Chandigarh, November 20
Panjab University has sought fresh options for the assignments to the faculty from members of the Senate. The options will include various management powers for them.

Paper-reading contest in memory of Nehru
Chandigarh, November 20
A paper-reading contest in memory of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was organised by the World Peace Mission at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, here today.

Dev Samaj school wins dance contest
Chandigarh, November 20
IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, won the running trophy in the folk dance contest organised during Utsav-2001, a youth festival, being organised by the Students Welfare Association of the Tagore Niketan College for Girls, Sector 27, and Tagore Niketan College, Mani Majra, here today.

YPS wins quiz contest
Chandigarh, November 20
Yadvindra Public School, SAS Nagar, won the “Maggie quiz finale 2001” trophy beating five other teams in a quiz contest organised by Futurama, an event management company at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, here today.

COURTS

HC: MBBS aspirants ineligible for admission
Chandigarh, November 20
Coming down heavily on professional college students leaving “a course of lesser importance” for a “better course” in the next academic session, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the validity of a clause in the information brochure making the dental and medical college students ineligible for admission to MBBS and BDS course.

DISTRICT COURTS
Statement recorded in Beant case
Chandigarh, November 20
The statement of one of the witnesses, Mr Kulwant Singh, was recorded in Beant Singh assassination case in a special makeshift court room in the Burail jail here today. The witness had been working as a driver of the Principal Secretary of the former Chief Minister.

CONSUMER COURTS
Consumer forum penalises automobile company
Chandigarh, November 20
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal has directed Delhi Automobile Limited to pay compensation of Rs 15,000 to a resident of Panchkula, for harassment caused to him by the automobile limited.

Bar Council’s notice to 15 advocates
Chandigarh, November 20
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today issued a notice to 15 advocates who are alleged to have violated rule of the Bar Council of India which prohibited the advocates from visiting District Courts for procuring works. The Bar Council had directed the advocate to appear before it on Saturday, informed the general secretary of the Bar Council of the Punjab and Haryana.

PO arrested in court complex
Chandigarh, November 20
A proclaimed offender, wanted by the Haryana police in a murder case, was apprehended from the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today.
According to the police, the accused, Mahavir Singh, a resident of Abubshahar village, near Dabwali, had come here in connection with the bail of his brother who is also an accused in the same case registered in Dabwali in February, 1999.

 
CULTURE

Surkhab Shaukin SinghHis photos are refreshing because they have variety
Chandigarh, November 20
Surkhab Shaukin Singh has been trigger-happy again with his camera, this time in Europe. He has put on display about 70 photographs at an exhibition in Sector 17 plaza. Although anyone visiting the exhibition would consider witnessing so many photographs a bit tiring, surprisingly, the experience turns out to be refreshing because of the variety Surkhab offers.

Strokes of self-expression
One of the creations of Jatin Gandhi at an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, November 20
“Art is autobiographical; the pearl is oyster’s autobiography.” If this statement made by Federico Fellini is anything to go by, the sense of self has to be loud in each work of art, simply because an artist can only depict what his heart experiences.

One of the creations of Jatin Gandhi at an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Painting the romance of rituals
Chandigarh, November 20
As the year comes full circle, the Bank of Punjab is back with its traditional activity of the annual art exhibition. After holding four successful exhibitions during the past years, the bank has again put up a grand ensemble at the art gallery of Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16.


 
SPORTS

‘Empty guns can’t shoot’
Chandigarh, November 20
“Lack of ammunition is the major season forcing the delay in organising national coaching camps”, said Sunny Thomas, the national shooting coach and a native of Kottayam (Kerala). He is here in SAS Nagar for the shooting events of the National Games.

Basketball title for SPS
Chandigarh, November 20
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, won the UT inter-school basketball title in the under-17 boys section, played at Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 33, here today. In the finals, SPS-41 cagers outplayed St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, 81-62.


ADMINISTRATION

Parking lot auction fetches Rs 15.13 lakh
Chandigarh, November 20
The Municipal Corporation netted Rs 15.13 lakh from the auction of two parking lots in the city today.
The parking lot opposite the Lake Club was auctioned for Rs 14 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 7 lakh, while the site at Shanti Kunj was auctioned for Rs 1.13 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 60,000.
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