Wednesday, January 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Security up in UT, neighbourhood
Chandigarh, January 22
Following an attack on the US Consulate in Kolkata this morning, the Chandigarh Police has further intensified security measures in the city. Surveillance outside highly sensitive establishments, including the Canadian Consulate in Sector 17, has been stepped up.

PU all set to hike fee, sets up panel
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University is likely to witness a fee hike on the campus and all affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor has constituted a committee “to make an increase in the existing fee structure” and affiliated colleges.

Admn ‘powers’ industrial houses
Chandigarh, January 22
The Chandigarh Administration today notified a policy granting permission to industrial enterprises located within Chandigarh for setting up captive power plants and purchase of surplus power by them.



EC code breached with impunity
SAS Nagar, January 22
The Election Commission’s model code of conduct for the forthcoming Assembly elections “certainly” did not have any relevance for the candidates of the prominent political parties who filed their nomination papers in the office of the Returning Officer for the Kharar and Morinda Assembly seats.


New projects last on MC priority list
Chandigarh, January 22
New developmental projects in the city are unlikely to see the light of the day during this fiscal year if finances of the Municipal Corporation are any indication.
The corporation is estimated to incur a huge deficit of Rs 15 crore by the end of the fiscal year as per an estimate put before the officials of the corporation today.

Foggy morning: City residents drive through a thick curtain of fog in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.
Foggy morning: City residents drive through a thick curtain of fog in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Corpn to auction booths, shops today
Chandigarh, January 22
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is going to auction more than 200 booths, shops and SCOs tomorrow with an expectation to net between Rs 4 to 5 crores. The big sale of the MC property, pending since October, is being seen with great interest as it might temporarily bail out the cash-strapped MCC.

Sangi files papers for F&CC membership
Chandigarh, January 22
A nominated Councillor, Mr P.C. Sangi today filed his nomination for the January 28 election to five vacancies of the Finance and Contract Committee, the most powerful committee of the MC.

Vulture population to be monitored
Parwanoo, January 22
The Bombay Natural History Society will involve non-government organisations and the Indian Bird Conservation Network to monitor the population of Gyps species of vultures (long billed and white backed) in 17 protected areas from April, 2002.

Carrot for housing societies
Alltoment letters tomorrow, possession to take time
Chandigarh, January 22
The Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Chandigarh, has despatched letters informing 53 co-operative housing societies that they will be allotted land for eligible members on January 24.

Cable war: residents gather more support
Panchkula, January 22
The cable war continued with a dharna being organised by the Panchkula Joint Welfare Association Forum entering ninth day today. As many as 32 representatives of various organisations and the Residents Welfare and Environment Protection Society, Sector 2, extended their support and participated in this dharna being staged by Mr Hemant Kinger in front of the DC’s office.

Qawaalis mark Sarv Dharam Sammelan
Chandigarh, January 22
Melodious qawaalis filled the air at a ‘Sarv Dharam Sammelan’ organised on the 19th death anniversary of Ammi Hazoor of Ram Darbar at Mohyal Bhawan in Sector 24 today. The function was organised under the patronage of Pappu Shahzada from the USA by the Ammi Hazoor (Sufimat) Memorial Bhawan Committee.

Mohammad Salim Sabri, (left) from Malerkotla render a qawaali at Sarv Dharam Sammelan in Sector 24 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari
Mohammad Salim Sabri, (left) from Malerkotla render a qawaali at Sarv Dharam Sammelan in Sector 24 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Manpreet BrarJuggling career with household duties
Chandigarh, January 22
Manpreet Brar is basking in marital bliss and it reflects on her face as she talks about her married life. Manpreet is back in town to inaugurate the New Look cosmetic laser clinic in Sector 20 here. “Only four days back we completed the first year of our marriage and it has been a great year,” says Manpreet.

No rental hike, please
HE reduction of STD rates by BSNL is most welcome. However, if reports were to bear scrutiny, the monthly rental charges of telephones will go up soon. This would be unfair. In fact, there is a strong case for reducing the monthly rentals further.

E-mail your problems to CTSA
Chandigarh, January 22
The Chandigarh Telecom Subscribers Association has asked the subscribers to direct their problems regarding billing, if any, to the association at their e-mail address within a week.

Seminar on adolescents’ problems
Chandigarh, January 22
The Lions Club Kharar and Kharar Top organised a seminar on day-to-day problems of adolescents at a public school here today.
Children aged between 14 and 17 years were taught basic life skills to face the challenges ahead. The seminar was organised under the quest programme of Lions Club.


Accused arrested in gangrape case
Chandigarh, January 22
The police has arrested one of the accused who gangraped a 35-year old widow near the railway station on Sunday night. The accused has been identified as Sanjay, a resident of Rajeev Colony in Panchkula. He was arrested from the forest area adjoining the railway station this afternoon after the police received “secret” information about his whereabouts.


PU engg results out
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University today declared results of some examinations of engineering courses conducted in November and December 2001, an official press note said here today.


3 civic body members reinstated with costs
Chandigarh, January 22
Allowing three writ petitions filed by the President and two members of the Dinanagar Nagar Council, a Division Bench the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the orders removing them from their elected posts and debarring them from contesting municipal elections for two years.


Divinity of dance explored
Chandigarh, January 22
Choreographic sequences are created in moments and as good music transcends the limits of time and space to last an eternity, a good choreography spans an entire era in a few hours. It breathes a new life into a rather relevant theme or recreates an old one with near perfection. This evening at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, was also about some finely mastered pieces from the vast repertory of bharatanatyam.

Shilpi Baruri with her troupe perform bharatnatyam Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Shilpi Baruri with her troupe perform bharatnatyam Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Sohni’s agony depicted in colour
Chandigarh, January 22
Pain flows through her canvasses like blood through veins. Somewhere in the strokes of the painting brush lie hidden the pathos of a woman.
Arpana Caur’s depiction of Sohni in 10-odd works touches the most sensitive chord of the heart.

Arpana Caur poses with works from her latest series titled ‘The legend of Sohni’. The works will open at Art Folio, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph
Arpana Caur poses with works from her latest series titled ‘The legend of Sohni’.


Hospitals in residential areas may get UT’s nod
Chandigarh, January 22
Chandigarh may soon become the first city in the country to have regularised nursing homes and private hospitals operating in residential areas, which will also have official approval.

Surgery without stitches, glitches
Chandigarh, January 22
The most common cause of diminished vision after the age of 40 is cataract. The only treatment for this is surgery. Laser treatment for cataract is a stitchless surgery, also known as phacoemulsification. As there is no need for stitching in this, it is commonly known as laser treatment.


Officials put shuttlers’ patience on trial
Chandigarh, January 22
Tuesday morning witnessed more than three-hour ordeal for the 17-odd badminton players including seven girls who waited for UT Education Department officials at Government Senior Secondary school, Sector 23, for trials in both boys and girls sections for their selection to UT schools badminton team in under-17 section.

Tribune table-tennis tournament
Chandigarh, January 22
In the regular doubles table-tennis tournament held by the Tribune Youth Club at the Tribune Colony here today, Munish and Sukhwinder thrashed their rivals and entered the finals.


Guest house owners get 11 days to wind up business
Chandigarh, January 22
Interestingly, the Chandigarh Administration today allowed the guest-houses to function for 11 more days till January 31 even as the Guest House Social Welfare Association petitioned the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking more time.

Morni villages benefit under Indira Awaas Yojna
Panchkula, January 22
The Administration has spent over Rs 2 lakh on various development activities in the Morni block during the current financial year. A sum of Rs 2. 81 lakh had been sanctioned for the development works at Morni during the present year under the decentralisation scheme.

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