Saturday, December 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Admn amends sites, building rules
Invites public objections, suggestions
Chandigarh, December 7
In a move to strengthen its arms on the issue of misuse of commercial property, the Chandigarh Administration has amended the Chandigarh Sale of Sites and Building Rules, 1960, and the Chandigarh Leasehold Sites and Building Rules, 1973.

England cricketers try their luck at golf
Chandigarh, December 7
Cricketers from England spent their day playing golf at the picturesque Chandigarh Golf Course in Sector 6 here today. The day was free for the team as it had lost the Test match in four days.

English cricket captain Nasser Hussain tees off at the golf course in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma



Fate of 148 candidates to be decided today
Chandigarh, December 7
Around 7,50,000 voters will tomorrow decide the fate of 148 candidates for the Municipal Corporation elections and 36 panchayats after a 14-day low-profile campaign due to severe restrictions imposed by the Election Commission.

Four hurt in clashes
Dera Bassi, December 7
Four persons sustained injuries in two separate incidents involving a property dealer, a senior official of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council, a senior police official and a patwari in this subdivision yesterday.

Vice-Chancellors Conference
Varsity accreditation compulsory
Chandigarh, December 7
The University Grants Commission has made it mandatory that all universities should get accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by December, 2002, Prof V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Director of the NAAC, said at the All-India Vice-Chancellors’ Conference at Panjab University here today.

Declining research quality worries varsities
Chandigarh, December 7
The Association of Indian Universities and the Vice-Chancellors’ conference today expressed its concern over the plummeting standards of research in institutions of higher learning.

Heritage monument in a state of neglect
Chandigarh, December 7
Few people would know that the Sector 9 Lily Garden houses a heritage monument, which was dedicated to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1989, his birth centenary year. The site of location for this sculptural form was specifically chosen by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanerette, who conceived its design collectively. 
Slabs have fallen off the heritage monument in Sector 9 Lily Garden. The monument was dedicated to Pandit Nehru in his birth centenary year. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

From left: Prof James T. Cassidy, Prof Tauny R. Southwood and Prof Balu H. Athreya

‘Few experts to treat rheumatoid arthritis’
Chandigarh, December 7
‘‘There are simply not enough of us around to take care of the problem,’’ stated Prof James Cassidy, eminent rheumatologist from Missouri, USA, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune about the reason why a complete cure had not been found for a very common problem, rheumatoid arthritis.



A battle casualty of the Kargil war, Jasbir Singh (centre), receives financial assistance on the occasion of Flag Day in Chandigarh on Friday.

Jacob’s appeal to donate for Flag Day Fund
Chandigarh, December 7
The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day of introspection, remembrance, gratitude and renewal of our pledge to live up to our responsibility towards the kith and kin of those who have sacrificed their today for our tomorrow, as also to those physically challenged who have to manage their lives.

Milk, paneer and fast food too
Mr Prem Singh Saini is an original inhabitant of Chandigarh. His land was acquired for carving out new sectors of the city. And he made a neat packet as compensation in the bargain. Today, he is the sarpanch of Kajheri village and contender for the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections from Ward 8, backed by the Congress.



Eco-friendly bricks hit the market
Chandigarh, December 7
Eco-friendly stiff extruded bricks have become available for the first time in India. This disclosure was made at a two-day conference on “Emerging Trends in Brick Industry” which opened here today. 



College ex-head gets jail for contempt
Chandigarh, December 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today held Dr R.P. Singh, the then Principal of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College at Ludhiana, and Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, the then vice-chairman of the managing committee, guilty of committing contemptuous act and sentenced them to simple imprisonment for one month.

  • CBI probe into wife’s disappearance

  • Notice to cops on unclaimed vehicles

  • Octroi file to be produced

  • Librarians’ plea allowed

6-month RI for shopkeeper
Chandigarh, December 7
A city resident, Tara Chand, was sentenced to six-month rigorous imprisonment under the Food Adulteration Act by a local court today . The accused was also fined Rs 1000 by the court.

Dry-cleaner fined Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, December 7
Dry-cleaners must take care while spoiling the suit of any lady as they can be fined for their act. This is exactly what has happened to Krishna Dry-Cleaners of Sector-47, who have been directed to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for spoiling the suit of a lady today by the UT Consumer Court.



Hollywood has noticed UrmilaHollywood has noticed Urmila                       
rmila Matondkar seems to be as unfazed as ever. The many rumours that her godfather Ram Gopal Verma is now developing a strange liking for the Nepalese beauty, Manisha Koirala, is not bothering her much. Perhaps the starry-eyed Urmila is convinced about her growth as an actress and she knows that she will now be able to take off any film.

Wedded to theatre
or the slum kids of Janata Colony in Sector 25, Zulfiqar Khan is not just a name. He is their mentor in all practical purposes. A theatre artist of repute, Zulfiqar took upon himself the task of empowering slum kids in 1992. 

Rafi Nite to be held tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 7
Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society will hold its annual function Rafi Nite on December 9 at Tagore Theatre here in which popular music director Padam Shri Anandji will give away the Rafi Awards-2001.

IMW’s 50th catch
Chandigarh, December 7
A popular tele-serial, “India’s Most Wanted” has scored half a century out of 76 deliveries. 



Cricketing facilities impress Bucknor
Chandigarh, December 7
The world famous cricket umpire from West Indies, Steve Bucknor, today paid a visit to a new cricket academy, J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology, at Barwala, about 15 km from Panchkula, near here today. 

  • Cricket meet

  • Sanjeev wins billiards title

  • Weightlifting tourney

DAV, SAI clubs emerge winners
Chandigarh, December 7
DAV Club, Sector 10, in men’s section and SAI Club, Sector 18, in women’s section emerged winners in the final of the Chandigarh State Senior Basketball Championship played here this evening at the Sports Complex, Sector 7.


PUDA demolishes 26 structures
SAS Nagar, December 7
As part of the ongoing drive against unauthorised construction activity in the periphery, the enforcement (periphery) staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority demolished at least 26 unauthorised structures in the Zirakpur-Dera Bassi-Banur belt and Nayagaon during the past two days.

Civic body looks forward to bail-out package
SAS Nagar, December 7
The Local Government will have to dole out over Rs 15 crore to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council during the next 12 months to compensate the civic body for the financial loss incurred by it after the abolition of octroi.

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