Thursday, April 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Today’s B.Com-I paper ‘sold’ a day before
Tribune News Service

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.

They also offered a money-back guarantee if the question-paper didn’t turn out to be the same tomorrow. The shady deal was being done on mobile telephones, while some of the youths were sitting in Phase 3BI of SAS Nagar near a famous fast-food joint.

Sources in private computer education business told reporters about it. Till this morning, the price of the question-paper was Rs 15,000 and the Chandigarh Tribune reporters had even struck a deal with the youths for buying the question-paper set. One of the youths, who seemed to be leader of the group, said he had all three question-papers of the set, out of which, one would be distributed in examination halls tomorrow.

A senior college lecturer said the PU received three sets of question-papers from various sources, out of which, the final one was picked just days before the examination. The youths in SAS Nagar were absolutely certain that the three question-papers they were selling were the ones from which Thursday’s paper would be picked.

When asked about the money-back guarantee, they said: “Sir, your money is safe with us. If the questions supplied by us are not part of the question-paper tomorrow, you can take the money back.”

However, the deal between the Chandigarh Tribune reporters and the youths broke up on the price issue, at which, the youths said: “You can come anytime at night and take the question-paper at full payment.”

Sources in the PU said all matters related to the printing of question-papers were supposed to be top secret. Even the name of the printer is not mentioned on bills. “The source of the leak should be identified,” they said.


Youth stabbed to death
Our Correspondent

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).

It is reported that after being injured Pappu rushed out of his tenement and went to the place of Hari Ram, his neighbour. Before fainting, he told Hari Ram that he had been stabbed by Jai Prakash for the sake of money.

It is reported that Pappu had collected money for the wedding of his sister which was to be held this month. He was planning to leave for Uttar Pradesh today.

The body of the victim was taken to the Civil Hospital where a post-mortem examination was conducted. It is learnt that the trachea of the victim had almost been cut. He had some injury marks below one of his ears as well.

A few residents of the colony went to the police to lodge a complaint. It is alleged that they were told by the police to take the victim to the hospital where his statement would be recorded.

The residents alleged that though the incident took place at about 2 a.m. the police reached the scene of crime around 6 a.m. By then, Jai Prakash had fled the scene of crime.


Fire engulfs kabari market
Seven shops damaged
Tribune News Service

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.

Though the fire was contained within half an hour and prevented from spreading to Hallo Majra village, yet operation was continuing till the filing of the report.

The Fire Department pressed into service two bousers and 12 to 13 fire-tenders and 13 newly recruited trainees were requisitioned for the job.

The Chief Fire Officer, Mr G.S. Bajwa, said the operation would continue throughout the night because of smouldering in the heaps of junk comprising paper, tyres and polythene.

He said a short circuit might have caused the fire as there was no authorised electricity connection but the chances of fire being caused by smoking or cooking could not be ruled out. No loss of life was reported.

The fire was contained because the market operates from open spaces in the village. Mr Bajwa said the market had caught fire earlier also.

The shops which were damaged in fire include Goel Papers, D.K. Trading Company, Garg Bottles and Papers, Raj Kiran Paper Cutting, Ram Saran Paper Cutting, Ram Tirath Paper Cutting and Shiv Bahadur Paper Cutting.


Move on double circuiting of power lines
Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service

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

Sources in UHBVN informed TNS that an alternate transmission line supplying power to Panchkula from 220 kv Ramgarh-Madanpur substation will be made by the end of this year. A 100 mva transformer will be added at Ramgarh in order to make the second circuit possible. One 100 mva transformer is already functional here.

The proposal for this transmission line was given a go-ahead by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) recently. “Since this transmission line is the main source of power supply to the township, the dual carriage way is first being made here,” sources said.

The power supply to the township is through two main sources — a 132 kv substation at Pinjore, which gets power supply through the Central pool from the Ropar Thermal Power Plant, and the 220 kv substation at Ramgarh-Madanpur, which gets supply from the 400 kv substation of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) at Jagadhari through Shahabad.

In addition, there is a seasonal source of power supply to the township from Kumali in Himachal Pradesh, which supplies power to the substation at Ramgarh. However, power supply through this substation has been more or less stopped.

The other transmission line, from the 132 kv Pinjore substation to the substation at Sector 1 here, will be converted into a double circuit by the end of 2003. This line supplies 28 mva of power to the township through the Sector 1 substation here.

The proposal to convert this transmission line into a double circuit was first mooted a couple of years ago. The towers on this line, located on hillocks, get damaged due to soil erosion. In order to repair these towers, the transmission through this 66 kv HT line had to be stopped. However, with the main source of power supply now being the other transmission line from Ramgarh, the dual carriage way on this line has been stalled for a while.

With both these HT lines being doubled, power breakdowns due to technical snags will be further reduced. As of now, in case of any technical fault in either of these lines, the transmission through these lines has to be stopped. With an alternative carriage way being made on both the transmission routes, the power supply will no longer be disrupted. It will also help in reducing the line losses, according to experts.


Mobile transformer for Panchkula
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 10
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam ( UHBVN) 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. This will be helpful in providing immediate relief in case any of the transformers in the town gets burnt down in the summers. Also, on holidays and during night hours, this transformer will prove useful, when staff for repairing the transformer is not easily available.

Mr R.K. Bhardwaj, Sub Divisional Officer ( SDO) of UHBVN , informed that this transformer will help restore power supply within one hour of a break down. He informed that this had been purchased at the cost of Rs 1.5 lakh and has many unique features. It has a provision to be connected to 11 KV lines and has two circuit low tension lines. Emergency material like conductors and insulators are also attached on this.

It is easily transportable and a wiremesh has erected around the transformer to safeguard from any damage in case of an accident. Back


Court confronts state on flyover
Tribune News Service

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. It asked the counsel of Punjab here today to tell the court on Thursday why the flyover had not been thrown open to commuters.

The decision to ask for an explanation for the delay is significant because the bridge over the railway line was completed four months ago, but is still awaiting inauguration by a VIP. According to newspaper reports, the inauguration has been postponed thrice. The verdict has been given on a public-interest litigation.

The Bench comprising Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice N.K. Sud said commuters were being forced to wait for over half-an-hour every time on the route due to “severe traffic congestion”. The Judges said, at times, patients being rushed to the PGI here from all over the region were unable to reach there in time due to traffic jams. Speaking for the Bench, Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi said the failure to throw open the overbridge to commuters was causing wastage of precious fuel.

Earlier, during the proceedings, the counsel said the bridge was complete, but not being thrown open to commuters. The case will now come up for hearing on Thursday. 


PUDA to expedite work in new sectors
Tribune News Service

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.

This was announced here today by the Punjab Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri, while preside over a meeting of PUDA engineers to review the progress of the ongoing work. Present in the meeting were the Chief Administrator, Mr D.P. Reddy, the Chief Engineer, all Superintending Engineers and Divisional Engineers in PUDA.

It was also emphasized at the meeting that PUDA should make all efforts to acquire land pockets which could not be acquired in the old Sectors of SAS Nagar as some cases were pending in various courts.

The minister said all work in progress would be expedited and completed within the scheduled time frame. Stressing the need for quality work, the minister stated that modern techniques and practices would be adopted while undertaking new projects. He said good work would be suitably rewarded.

The minister said the progress of work should be monitored regularly at the level of the Chief Administrator and the Chief Engineer of PUDA. Mr Puri announced that he himself would review quarterly progress of all major buildings works.


Poisonous burfi’ case: shop owner booked
Our Correspondent

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. In addition to this, seven workers of the shop have also been detained by the police.

He has been booked under Sections 304-A, 272 and 273 of the IPC but no arrest has been made so far.

Meanwhile, a team of doctors comprising Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, Civil Surgeon of Patiala, Dr Baldev Singh, District Health Officer, Dr Ram Kumar, Senior Medical Officer and some other doctors, visited the shop today and took the samples of sweets and raw material stored there. Not even a single piece of the burfi of the same lot was found in the shop by the team.

The team members collected the entire stock of eatables and raw material from the shop and dumped it in a ditch away from the residential area.

Sources in the police revealed that during questioning the shopkeeper stated that he had prepared 4 to 5 kg of burfi which was sold earlier. No such complaint was received by him before, the sources added. Owners of the sweet shops located in the Lalru market and surrounding areas put the shutters of their establishments down till the team of health authorities remained there.

Dr Walia said the samples had been sent to the laboratory. The final report of the samples was expected to come after 40 days. Taking a serious view of the incident, Dr Daler Singh Multani, SMO, Lalru, has issued notices banning the sale of cutfruits and other eatables exposed to dirt and flies.

He has also ordered the sellers to either cover their products with a thin wire mesh or keep these in glass showcases. In addition to this, traders dealing with ice and milk products have been directed to get the samples of raw material tested from the Government Laboratory.

Bodies of both children were cremated after the post-mortem examination here today.Back


Medical services in India as good as abroad’
Tribune News Service

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.

“Ïndian medical services are as good as anywhere else in the world,” said Dr Kuldip Singh while talking to mediapersons on his return from a visit abroad. Dr Kuldip Singh delivered two lectures comparing results and complications of endoscopic surgery in developing and developed countries at the 8th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery held in New York in March. In gall bladder surgery, which was one of the commonest operations being performed all over the world, the rate of complications was lower in the developing countries than in the West.

He quoted figures from different centres in India, Europe and the USA that the most dangerous complication like bile duct injury during laparoscopic gall bladder surgery was less with Indian surgeons than in the West. Although these figures had been taken from individual centres with single surgeon’s experience from India, they did not represent a large number of surgeons from India. Most of the surgeons in India did not present their bad results, so exact figures could not be presented.

To a question why the incidence of this complication was lower in India, Dr Kuldip Singh, who is one of the pioneer surgeons and has a long experience in this field, said that first single centres and individual surgeons, obviously over a long period of their experience, produced better results as compared to new and young surgeons. The figures from the West were clubbed together for all surgeons. But it had been seen that there had been very few reports in the literature concerning operating a large number of patients at individual centres in the western countries.

In India some surgeons had handled thousands of cases which made them perfect with the technique. Secondly, a majority of the surgeons in the Western countries junior or seniors, were performing this procedure compared to a very limited number of surgeons in developing countries like India. As more and more new surgeons were introduced in the field of laparoscopic surgery the risk of complications went up. There was also a difference in resident doctors being trained in the West and our country. Residents in the USA and European countries were probably at a disadvantage of not being trained in open surgery before taking up the laparoscopic procedure as compared to residents in our country who lacked a training in the laparoscopic technique during their training in surgery. 


‘Consumer should demand quality’
Our Correspondent

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. She said the consumer must be aware of his rights.

She said consumers must look the ISI mark while buying various goods. However, here too they must be cautious because there had been cases of misuse of the ISI mark. She said the Union Government had made ISI certificate compulsory in the case of 131 goods, including cement and bottled drinking water.

Mr K.K. Sarangal, General Manager (Telecom), SAS Nagar, said telephone numbers had been changed on a mass scale in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula and users were facing problems as every system had limitations. However, in future it would not be necessary to contact the enquiry (197) to find out the new number.

He said it was now possible to get a telephone connection at SAS Nagar within two to three weeks of registration. The registration fee now was Rs 840.

The president of the forum, Mr N.S. Gill, said that such camps were being organised from time to time to create awareness among consumers about their rights.

Mr A.N. Sharma, vice-president of the forum, said that it was necessary that the consumers got proper bills and warranty cards from the shopkeepers after buying various items. In case the items turned out to be faulty, such documents could be of big help and on the basis of these one could ask for replacements or repair of faulty items.


Factory workers continue dharna
Tribune News Service

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.

The conflict started yesterday after the general secretary was chargesheeted. The workers union alleged that the management of the company had levied baseless allegations on the general secretary that he had instigated the workers to resort to violence against the German management officials.

The union members said the management had also chargesheeted the workers of the factory saying that they had slowed down the production, which, they said, was not true.

The management had not paid attention to the problems being faced by the workers and had violated the provisions of memorandum of settlement of 1999 under Sections 12(3) and 18(3) of the Industrial Disputes Act, said the union members.

“We are ready to resume our duties, but the management is not willing to even listen to us,” they said.

They further said that they wanted the management of the company to withdraw false allegation of go-slow against the workers, withdraw suspension orders of the general secretary besides withdrawing charge-sheet against him and four other workers.

The company officials could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.


Jacob visits CSD canteen
Tribune News Service

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.

Some of them were from the General' s own regiment 3-field regiment, who worked under General Jacob in early 1960s and they were excited to see their ‘General’ amongst them.

The UT Administrator had gone there to have a look at the facilities being provided to the ex-servicemen. General Jacob also went to see the new CSD Canteen renovated by the Directorate recently.

General Jacob reached the CSD Canteen without any notice. He intermingled with the ex-servicemen and asked them whether they were facing any problems. The Administrator was happy with the service being provided to the ex-servicemen. He also went to the office of the Director Sainik Welfare Punjab and Chandigarh, Major-Gen A.S. Kahlon explained the various welfare schemes launched by the department for the welfare of ex-servicemen.

General Jacob also went to the medical examination room. He said that he would take up the matter with Western Command so that the doctor could visit the medical inspection room daily to check up the visiting ex-servicemen. General Jacob also promised to go into the problem of building bylaw violations by the Directorate and get them solved expeditiously. The Administrator remained in the office for 35 minutes.


A blend of good food and decor
Harvinder Khetal

Tribune News Service

“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. Its practical shape is all too evident at the just-renovated restaurant area.

Fusion, the mingling of music and food, is the theme of the new-look Classic and lyrical notes start off at the entrance itself, with twinkling colourful lights adding to the audience.

As you descend to the basement restaurant, the drums on the ceiling seem to beat up a symphony, with the dancing lights throwing patterns and His Master’s Voice of the thirties almost comes to life.

In the 100-seater restaurant and bar and the adjoining small banquet hall, Celebrations Paradise, food seems to be incidental. Your attention is captured by the interiors that are a mix of the seventies music stars and the new millennium.

Each wall, every part of the ceiling, the floor, the pillars, the balustrade of the staircase. They are all a study in themselves. The pillar is a colossal replica of a guitar. Backed by a panel of abstract murals, it invites curiosity. Contemporary modern age is reflected in the sound from the state-of-the-art OHM music system brought from England. As you eat, the semi-circular dance floor in one corner beckons the footloose, especially kids. The floor, imported from Spain, is augmented with colourful lighting controlled by an amateur disc jockey. Royal teak wood is lavishly used in a jig-jag fashion the modulated ceiling is fitted with black metal. The synthesis is further augmented with musical instruments by artistic red and blue rope-rail-lighting (miniature studio arclights and bulbs hanging from the wire used in streetlights running along the roof. The carved furniture along with nicely starched napkins provides warmth.

Another thing that stands out is the celestial roof of the bar. The multi-coloured incessantly changing starry galaxy on the fibre optic roof transports you to the bliss of the light, even during daytime. But most attention-grabbing of them all is the large screen next to the open glass counter to the kitchen. It shows king size projection of live music concerts, movies and test matches. You can also request the screening of your choice from the huge data bank of CDs stocked.

Downing beer, whisky, scotch, gin, rum or champagne/wine in this environment is the only one of its kind in this region, claims Rajeev Kakar, General Manager. The Bansals claims that renovation of the ground floor is on the anvil. Well, till then, the delicacies of China, Hindustan, Continent, Bagicha, Tandoor in the new spanking clean environment (though I think the AC temperature should be raised a bit) are good enough.


Uses of maps highlighted
Tribune News Service

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

More than 300 students of various schools of the area along with their teachers had first-hand experience in map-making through expert lectures, display of latest instruments and techniques.

The day is celebrated to remember the efforts of Colonel William Lambton who made it possible that every inch of India was located on map with dimensions. The founder of the Map Awareness Mission, Mr G.S. Oberoi, informed the people about the uses of maps.

Planning for provisions drinking water, communication links, electricity, distribution network for essential supplies, provisions of medical, postal and educational facilities could not be completed without map, he said.

Deciding optimal positions of dams for irrigation, hydro-electric power generation, water supply and fishery is achieved through mapping techniques.

Maps facilitate alignments for rail, road, oil and water pipe lines and tunnels.

Geological mapping and assessment of quantity of minerals available, their exploration, extraction and scientific management was impossible without maps, Mr Oberoi said.

Forestry management, soil conservation, anti-pollution efforts, hazard warning, quality and quantity of agriculture produce, study of environmental and developmental changes, study of aerial photographs, space data imagery and planned and systemic collection of socio-economic data could not be done without topographical mapping.


Tributes paid to Vineet Khanna
Tribune News Service

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.

Mr Vineet Khanna, a disabled social worker of the city, passed away in February last year after putting in more than 20 years of yeoman’s services for the underpriviledged section of society in particular women and children of slums. Being bedridden himself, he nevertheless founded one of the largest NGOs in north India which gave sustenance and succour to thousands of beneficiaries. Project Pustak has spread in eight slums of Chandigarh. About 1500 children have benefited from it.

Every year it channelises about 500 to 700 children into mainstream education by way of strengthening their base in elementary subjects and facilitating their admissions into government schools and academies. Among the children are also about 30 disabled children for whom Vineet Khanna had a special place in his heart. Through the efforts of his wife, Mrs Reetika Khanna, and the Social Welfare Department about 20 of them will now be receiving disability pension.

About 600 street children were present at the function to remember the man who spent his life in the uplift of slum children. This also marked a very successful completion of the one-year programme of non-formal education and integration of working slum children,

The president of the organisation, Mr P.H. Vaishnav, and member of board, Mrs P.K. Singh, Mrs Reetika Khanna and staff of YTTS, paid rich tributes to Mr Vineet Khanna.


I-tax men survey Peshavari
Tribune News Service

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.

The officials were matching the stocks, their billing and daily accounts of the department store.

They remained tight-lipped on whether something incriminating was found.

The department recently launched a survey of major establishments in the area to check correctness of their book keeping.


Electric crematorium made functional
Our Correspondent

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

This was stated by a spokesperson of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in a press release here today.


Mystery shrouds death of woman
Our Correspondent

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.

According to one version, Mrs Gurmeet Kaur had a headache last evening and had asked one of her children to give her medicine lying in a box in the house. It is alleged that Celphos tablets were also in the box and by “mistake” the child gave these to her. After having the tablets, she started vomiting and later died.

Another report stated that there was tension in the family, leading to her alleged suicide.

The police has initiated proceedings under Section 174, Cr PC.


Woman found murdered
Tribune News Service

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.

The husband of the woman had died a few years ago. Her married daughter is living in Allahabad while her son is working in a travel agency in Delhi. The murder, came to light when the woman’s niece, Ms Shalini Tewari, came to meet her. She found the door locked and informed her husband, Mr A.K. Tewari. The Tewaris, who have a duplicate key to the house, saw blood stains near the door on opening it and they informed the police. Around 11 p.m., the Sector 39 police reached the spot. Police sources said the body bore wounds from a sharp-edged weapon. The entire flat was emitting a foul smell. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem.Back


Woman scooterist killed in accident
Our Correspondent

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. She succumbed to her injuries in the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. The bus driver, Swaran Singh, a resident of Nawanshahr district (Punjab), was arrested under Sections 279, 337 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code.

Another scooterist, Samira Koser, a resident of Sector 15, was injured in a road accident when her scooter was allegedly hit by a Maruti car in Sector 10 last morning. The car driver fled from the spot, while the victim was admitted to General Hospital, Sector 16, for treatment. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC was registered.

Assault cases

The local police registered at least two cases of assault and threat against eight persons during the past 24 hours. On the complaint of a resident of Kurukshetra district, Mr Avtar Singh, a case was registered against Umesh, Ratan Lal, Nand Kishore, Deepak, Raju, Mangal, Lal Bhadhur and others. The complainant has alleged that he was assaulted and threatened by the accused near the traffic lightpoints of Sectors 20 and 21. Two accused, Umesh and Rattan, were later arrested by the police.

The second case was registered against Harmesh Kumar Chandolia, a resident of Sector 46-D. He allegedly assaulted and threatened Mr Ajaib Singh, a resident of Sector 46-D. Both the injured were admitted to General Hospital, Sector 16, for treatment.

Purse stolen

A teacher at Kendriya Vidyala No. 2, 3 BRD, Air Force Station, Ms Bharti Sood, reported to the police that her purse containing two gold bangles, a chain and ear-rings, a camera, Rs 4,400 and other valuables was stolen from her residence some time between April 7 and 8. The house was unoccupied during this period.

Car theft

Meanwhile, Mr Gurbachan Singh, a resident of Sector 38, reported to the police that his Maruti car (CH-01-H-1399) was stolen from near the Regional Passport Office, Sector 34, on April 8. A case of theft was registered.



INAUGURATED: Ms Lakh-winder Kaur Garcha, OSD to Chief Minister, Punjab, on Wednesday inaugurated the first Elife store of Compaq in Mani Majra. Charismatic Computers, which has retail outlets of Compaq at Ludhiana and Sector 8 here, has started this store. “Elife will provide home PCs, laptops, UPS, printers and even hand-held computers”, said Mr Sameer Mathur, National Sales Manager, Compaq Computers India. TNS

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