Thursday, April 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Today’s B.Com-I paper ‘sold’ a day before
Chandigarh, April 10
Some youths in SAS Nagar were selling copies today of what they claimed was tomorrow’s financial accounting paper of the Panjab University B.Com-I Examination. The price they wanted for each copy was Rs 10,000.

Youth stabbed to death
SAS Nagar, April 10
A young man was stabbed to death in Guru Nanak Colony here today. The victim, Pappu (22), who hailed from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was allegedly attacked with a knife by his friend Jai Prakash (18).

Fire engulfs kabari market
Seven shops damaged
Chandigarh, April 10
A fire in Hallo Majra kabari market here today engulfed seven shops causing a loss of Rs 1.3 lakh. The flames were sky high.
Fire in kabari market in Ram Darbar, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Move on double circuiting of power lines
Panchkula, April 10
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has come up with a proposal to double circuit two main high tension transmission lines supplying power to the city, in order to have a back-up system and distribute the load evenly on each circuit.

Mobile transformer for Panchkula
Panchkula, April 10
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has procured a 220 KV mobile transformer for immediate replacement in case of a snag in the township. According to information available, this is for the first time in the state that a mobile transformer has been bought.

A state-of-the-art mobile transformer procured by the UHBVN for use in Panchkula town. 
— A Tribune photograph

Court confronts state on flyover
Chandigarh, April 10
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken cognizance of the fact that the Dera Bassi bridge on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala national highway has not been inaugurated.

PUDA to expedite work in new sectors
Chandigarh, April 10
Construction work in Sectors 76 to 80 at SAS Nagar is to be expedited to enable PUDA to fulfill its commitment to hand over possession of residential plots to 3,950 allottees in these new sectors by December 31.

‘Poisonous burfi’ case: shop owner booked
Lalru, April 10
The owner of Ganesh Sweet Shop, Vinod Kumar, was booked in the “poisonous burfi” case in which two children — Nisha and her younger brother Akash died under mysterious circumstances in Chaundheri village about 5 km from here, on Monday night.

‘Medical services in India as good as abroad’
Chandigarh, April 9
Dr Kuldip Singh, general secretary of the Indian Association of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons, has challenged the popular perception in developing countries, including India, that medical facilities in Western countries, including the USA and the UK, are much better than those available in India.



‘Consumer should demand quality’
SAS Nagar, April 10
Consumers must be united and fight for their rights to ensure that they are not taken for granted by sellers and manufactures. Stating this at an awareness camp organised by the Consumer Protection Forum in Mohali village today, Ms Renuka Salwan, Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Standards, Chandigarh, said if quality was not demanded by the consumer, it would not be available. 

Factory workers continue dharna
Chandigarh, April 10
The conflict between the workers and the management of the Groz Beckert Asia continues. Around 500 workers continued dharna on the second day of their protest against the suspension of the general secretary of the GBA Union, Mr Shyam Bihari.

Jacob visits CSD canteen
Chandigarh, April 10
An impromptu visit by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to the CSD Canteen in Sector 21 this morning gladened the hearts of ex-servicemen who were in the canteen at that time.
The Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), goes around the CSD Canteen in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

A blend of good food and decor
“If music be the food of love, play on.” So said Shakespeare so many years ago. And Mr and Mrs Ashok Bansal, Director couple of Hotel Classic, Sector 35 (just on the AIR roundabout), seem to have taken the thought literally. 

Uses of maps highlighted
Chandigarh, April 10
The north western circle of the Survey of India, here today celebrated the bi-centenary of geodic triangulation surveys in the country and its annual day.

Tributes paid to Vineet Khanna
Chandigarh, April 10
To mark the birth anniversary of the founder, Mr Vineet Khanna, who passed away a year ago, staff and children of the Youth Technical Training Society, congregated at their Mauli Jagran complex near the Community Centre today to celebrate the occasion.

I-tax men survey Peshavari
Chandigarh, April 10
Income Tax Department personnel here today surveyed the city’s top private department store, Peshavari. The officials were continuing the survey till the filing of the report.

Electric crematorium made functional
Chandigarh, April 10
The electric crematorium, which was lying defunct for some time in the Sector 25 Cremation Ground, has been made functional. 



Mystery shrouds death of woman
SAS Nagar, April 10
Mystery surrounds the death of a woman in Phase VII here last night. While members of the family claimed that the death of Mrs Gurmeet Kaur was an accident, certain neighbours said it was a case of alleged suicide.

Woman found murdered
Chandigarh, April 10
A 70-year-old widow, Vineesha Dass, was found murdered in her second-floor flat in Sector 39-B here tonight. The murder was probably committed yesterday, police sources said, adding that the house was found ransacked.

Woman scooterist killed in accident
Chandigarh, April 10
A scooterist, Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Dashmesh Colony, Zirakpur, died in a road accident here yesterday. The Sunny scooter Jaswinder Kaur was riding was allegedly hit by a Punjab Roadways bus near the roundabout of Sectors 29, 30, 31 and 32 at about 1 pm yesterday. 





Classrooms dedicated to training institute
Chandigarh, April 10
The Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik dedicated three classrooms to the Vocational Training Institute for Mentally Challenged Children run by the Sadhna Society in Mani Majra. These rooms were inaugurated by the district Governor, Mr Subhash Garg, during his visit to the city .


Shootout case adjourned
Chandigarh, April 10
A local court today adjourned the district court shootout case till May 3 for fixing charges. It was alleged that the shootout took place on July 6, 1998, when the accused, Harvinder Singh, allegedly involved in the murder of Harjit Singh, was being produced in the court.

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A performance of purity
Chandigarh, April 10
Her deft handling of sitar gives evidence of her celebrated tutelage. Anupama Bhagwat began with the evergreen ‘Bihag’ and took the audience on a pleasurable path of music and melody in Pracheen Kala Kendra here today. Weaving intricate patterns within the parameters of the Imdadkhani Gharana, Anupama did more than just justice to her music lessons. While instrumental finesse was reflected in her presentation off and on, the element of delightful gayaki ang remained throughout.
Anupama Bhagwat during her sitar concert in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Hanhemann birth anniversary
Chandigarh, April 10
On the occasion of 248th birth anniversary of Dr Sameul Hanhemann, the founder of the homoeopathic system of medicine, a colourful function was organised at the Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, here today.



Rahul shines in DAV ‘A’ win
Chandigarh, April 10
A superb display of batting by Rahul Panta, who scored unbeaten 48 runs and claimed two wickets for just 23 runs, enabled the DAV Coaching Centre ‘A’ beat DYFI XI by nine wickets in the UT League Cricket Tournament played at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here.


Shopkeepers resist
SAS Nagar, April 10
Shopkeepers of Phase V here today prevented the Municipal Council enforcement staff from taking away goods lying unauthorisedly outside their shops.

Non-veg items to carry colour code
Chandigarh, April 10
The Union Cabinet has approved amendment to the prevention of food adulteration rules under which the labelling of packed food as either vegetarian or non-vegetarian has been made mandatory.

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