Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Congress routs BJP-SAD alliance in MC elections
Wins 13 seats; Satinder Dhawan, Kala eat humble pie
Chandigarh, December 11
The Congress has routed the BJP-Shiromani Aklali Dal alliance winning 13 Municipal Corporation seats out of 20 and reducing the alliance to only four (3 BJP, I Akali) to be in a humiliating position of a local party Chandigarh Vikas Manch which also got three seats.

It is not a political list
Nominations to the MC
Chandigarh, December 11
Nominations of nine persons made by the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to the Municipal Corporation this morning is carefully aimed at bringing about a sobering effect on the proceedings of the House which has been run in shoddy manner during the past 18 months.

Newly elected Congress councillors in a jubilant mood
Newly elected Congress councillors in a jubilant mood with the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, at Congress Bhavan, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma and Manoj Mahajan






The golden hue of marigold blooms at the Terrace Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh, compliments the beauty of blue sky. The 15th annual Chrysanthemum Show will begin on December 15. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

EARLIER STORIES

 

Decentralise education: Dave
SAS Nagar, December 11
There should be a coordinated decentralisation of the education system to allow functional autonomy to educational institutions in the country. But accountability should be the over-riding factor, said Dr R.H. Dave, Chief Adviser of the Council of Boards of School Education in India. 

Chemists flouting rules to boost salesChemists flouting rules to boost sales
Panchkula, December 11
This satellite township is showing signs of turning into a major nodal point for sale of prescription drugs to addicts. According to information gathered by TNS, both wholesellers and retail chemists in the township are flouting all rules in the book by selling drugs, especially narcotic analgesics and anti-depressants, without asking for a doctors prescription. It is learnt that there are about 140 retail chemists and 93 wholesellers in Panchkula district.

 

COMMUNITY

PUDA ‘gifted’ prime plots to ex-servicemen?
SAS Nagar, December 11
A “controversial” draw of lots for allotment of prime plots to certain ex-servicemen, possessing the R-numbers held by the local estate office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has raised many an eyebrow.

READERS WRITE
Mohali deserves district status
T
ill sometime ago, Mohali (SAS Nagar) was believed to be a poor cousin of Chandigarh. But now Mohali is a modern town. In fact, it is the fastest developing town in Punjab. Its population is growing at a fast pace. The Punjab Chief Minister and the Minister for Urban Development are taking personal interest in the all-round development of Mohali.

Learning lessons from ’71 war
Chandigarh, December 11
“Medical services during the 1971 Indo-Pak war were not adequate to provide absolute medical cover to troops on the frontline. After the war, a team of officers studied shortcomings in the parachute medical units and additional medical equipment, which was sturdy yet capable of being para-dropped, was inducted.”

‘Adopt diversification of crops’
Panchkula, December 11
An information centre for the farmers will be opened here on December 16 in order to solve their day-to-day problems. This was stated by the City Magistrate, Mr Rajesh Jogpal, while addressing the meeting of Kisan Club here today. 

 

CRIME

3 held on trespass charge
Chandigarh, December 11
Three persons have been arrested by the police for allegedly trespassing on a Sector 27 house and smashing window panes and damaging a car parked on the roadside. Political rivalry during the recent MC to be the cause of the fracas.

Two youths die in mishap
Lalru, December 11
Two youths of Malikpur village were crushed to death by a vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near here late last night. According to the police, the victims have been identified as Malkiat Singh (24) and Sham Singh (26).

BUSINESS

Pizza in 6 new fiery flavours

 

EDUCATION

“Changed NCERT textbooks from next session”
SAS Nagar, December 11
The portions deleted by the NCERT from history books gave one-sided view of a section of historians who had been authoring these books for the past many years, said Prof J.S. Rajput, Director, NCERT, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune here today.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Election Court exceeded jurisdiction
Chandigarh, December 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today held that the Election Court, before whom an election petition is pending, has no jurisdiction to declare the petitioner elected after another candidate has been duly elected in byelections or if the process of holding fresh elections has started or is pending.

  • Handcuffing of former Judge

  • Application for stay

  • Notice of motion

Bail for land scam accused
Chandigarh, December 11
An employee of the UT Estate Office, Jasbir Kaur, who had been arrested by the UT Vigilance Department, was today granted bail by a local court on furnishing bond of Rs 15,000.

 

CULTURE

“A versatile actor, a friend of people”
City residents pay homage to Ashok Kumar
Chandigarh, December 11
Memories are strong, strong enough to challenge the power of death. They take control before the mortal mass is done to ashes and they linger even after the story of life ends. Dada Moni may be no more.

Voice that unravels mysticism of music
Chandigarh, December 11
Melody, the hallmark of Kirana Gharana, was at it’s best in tonight’s concert presented by Shikha Ganguly at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium on the occasion of the 59th Monthly Baithak Programme of Pracheen Kala Kendra in sector 35.

Improvising folk tales for children
Chandigarh, December 11
Sounds of laughter filled the air of Guru Harkishen Model Public School in Sector 38. At work this morning was a team of 22 young artistes, busy staging a hilarious production titled ‘Dono mar gaye khatam kahani’.

YOUNG VOICE
Wedded to promotion of Indian culture
G
urdip Bhullar is driven by the zeal to fight social evils. His latest effort is ‘Kammo’, a 90-minute small-screen film on female foeticide. This Indo-Canadian, based in Vancouver, is disappointed with the government, which has done nothing to acknowledge his effort.

Capturing grandeur of Indian landscape
Chandigarh, December 11
For the 17th time in a row, Abhinav Nayyar is indulging himself in the blissful process called art. And as he experiments with the hues of nature in the backdrop of his own moods, he creates pictures which speak in a language louder than our own.

HEALTH

Polio case detected in Rajiv Colony
Panchkula, December 11
The district health authorities have detected a case of polio in Rajiv Colony here. The victim, one-and-a-half-year-old Sohail, was detected to be suffering from polio after his stool tests showed the presence of polio virus. His father, Mr Inshaad Maqsood Ahmed, is a migrant from Uttar Pradesh. He had shifted here a couple of months back.

 

SPORTS

Reetinder stars in PCC win
Chandigarh, December 11
Punjab Cricket Club will take on Orient Shipping Agency, Mumbai in the final of the inaugural J.R. Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament. In the first semi-final, Reetinder Sodhi played an unbeaten knock of 92 runs for PCC which helped the team in overpowering Indian Airlines by eight wickets at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.

  • Badminton tourney

  • Basketball meet

ADMINISTRATION

Punjab, Haryana told to pay wages to UT staff
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Administration has officially asked the Punjab and Haryana Governments to pay the wages of about 70 employees of the Chandigarh Administration working with the two states.

Issuing of global driving licences okayed
Chandigarh, December 11
The Automobile Association of Upper India has been authorised to issue international driving licences to its members till November 28,2002.
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