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Masked robbers strike at midnight
Three injured in a series of robberies
Dera Bassi, May 8
In three separate robbery incidents three persons, including a couple and a women, were seriously injured when a band of armed robbers struck at Mohan Nagar Colony, Issapur village and a hut in an orchard, in this township late last night.

Ms Arti, who was injured by a band of robbers
Ms Arti, who was injured by a band of robbers in Mohan Nagar Colony and (right) another robbery victim, Mr Jahoor Ahmed, along with his family, inside a hut on the Dera Bassi-Ambala link road, on Tuesday night. — Tribune photographs

College staff asked to file affidavits
Chandigarh, May 8
The local SGGS College, Sector 26, has taken a lead in demanding affidavits from all lecturers to check the tuition menace. The move came despite the fact that the college is not under the purview of the Punjab Government and is guided by the UT Administration and Panjab University in all service matters.



Factory peon brutally murdered
SAS Nagar, May 8
A peon of a factory was brutally done to death in the Phase VIII Industrial here Area last night. The deceased, Dina Nath (36), had been attacked with sharp-edged weapons and his head had deep gashes.

‘PGI Director cannot hold two posts’
S.K. Sharma to vacate the post of Head of Urology Dept
Chandigarh, May 8
Giving express instructions that the post of the Professor and Head of the Urology Department, PGI, be advertised as soon as possible, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has finally established that the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, who currently heads the Department of Urology as well, cannot hold two posts at the same time.

The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), honours Mrs Jaswant Kaur
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), honours Mrs Jaswant Kaur, a regular blood donor and president of the Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council, SAS Nagar, at a World Red Cross Day function held in Ropar on Wednesday.

Extend Red Cross movement to rural areas: Jacob
Chandigarh, May 8
The Punjab Governor, Lt Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for expanding the network of the Red Cross movement to remote rural areas to benefit the 70 per cent population of India who is living in the villages.

‘Privatise garbage collection’
Chandigarh, May 8
Garbage littered across the city, despite municipality’s claims to the contrary, cries for measures like putting in place an effective door-to-door garbage collection system.

Admn opposes Sidhu’s plea
Chandigarh, May 8
Reacting to the plea of PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu to detain him in Model Burail Jail instead of Patiala where he has been presently lodged, the UT Administration opposed his request while filing a reply before a court here today.



Residents complain of muddy water
SAS Nagar, May 8
With the temperature soaring, complaints from consumers are being received regarding the deteriorating water supply position in the town. The complaints range from the supply of muddy water to low pressure in various phases.

Rs 17.5 lakh compensation demanded for wife’s death
Chandigarh, May 8
In an unusual development of what is now known as the Mohinder Kaur Case, Mr H.S. Tuli, husband of the late Mohinder Kaur, has claimed a compensation of Rs 17.5 lakh from the PGI on charges of negligence by some PGI doctors, leading to her death, through the UT Consumer Court.

‘Transparency is essence of democracy’
Chandigarh, May 8
Public is firmly raising its head in dissent, this time not over a routine matter of official negligence, but over the national issue of ‘judicial accountability’. PPSC Chairman Ravi Sidhu messed up with morals at many stages, but along with him many respectable members of the judiciary also allegedly landed in the dock.

MC officials back out, fail to name
‘interfering’ Cong councillors
Chandigarh, May 8
Congress councillors here today ‘won’ a perceived officials-councillors tussle sparked off by reported allegations by certain MC officials that some Congressmen were ‘interfering’ in their official work.

Appease your palate at Sundaram’s
If it’s typical authentic South Indian food that you’re looking for, your search should end at Sundaram’s in Sector 35, adjoining Himani Hotel. Be it dosa-sambar or other delicacies, they all are dished out under the personal supervision of Ms Uma Maheshwari Sundaram to ensure the right flavour.

Have fun in the sun this summer
SAS Nagar, May 8
An amusement and water park, “Thunder Zone,” is all set to be opened to the public on May 10. Located on the SAS Nagar-Sirhind road, the amusement park is at a distance of about 6 km from the town and offers a wide range of thrilling rides.

GBA workers’ memo to Labour Secy
Chandigarh, May 8
A delegation of the Groz Beckert Asia Workers union today submitted a memorandum to the Labour Secretary, UT, requesting him to resolve the conflict between the workers and the management on the issue relating to charge-sheeting of a few workers.

Sukhna’s desilting to begin on May 14
Chandigarh, May 8
The Save Sukhna Lake Society, UT Administration, has decided to begin “Shramdan-2002” on May 14 at the regulator end of the Sukhna Lake. The opening ceremony will be inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob.



Cop’s missing son found dead
Chandigarh, May 8
The three-day search of Mr Mahinder Singh, a head constable with the Chandigarh police, for his missing son, Surjit Singh (25), ended tragically today when he was informed that his son had been found dead in the Leisure Valley, Sector 10. The police suspects Surjit has committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

3 more arrested in murder case
Chandigarh, May 8
The police today claimed to have arrested three more persons involved in the murder of Harvinder Singh, a resident of Palsora. Harvinder was murdered on Monday night following a clash between two groups in the locality.

Three vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, May 8
Three complaints of vehicle thefts were received from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. The police also arrested one alleged car thief. Ranjit Singh, a resident of Ambala, was arrested by the police yesterday and a Tata Sierra car, belonging to Lieut-Col K.L. Sharma (retd), a resident of Panchkula, was recovered from his possession. 


Camps for assessment of sales tax
Chandigarh, May 8
The Chamber of Chandigarh Industries has appealed to traders to avail of the benefit of camps being organised by the UT Excise and Taxation Department for deemed assessment of pending cases of sales tax upto financial year 1997-98.



Power generation from oceans now?
Chandigarh, May 8
A Panjab University research has made a path-breaking success towards developing a new technique for harnessing electric power from oceans.

Dharna by PU staff
Chandigarh, May 8
Employees of the non-teaching wing of Panjab University wore black badges today to protest against the ‘indifferent, passive and discriminatory attitude of the authorities towards their legitimate demands and other affairs’, a press release of the Panjab University Non Teaching Employees Federation said here today.

Mothers put together wonderful flavours
Chandigarh, May 8
You just could not miss the divine flavour that filled almost every food preparation laid out under the Nestle cook ‘n’ serve contest organised by Futurama today. The event, dedicated to food, was especially conceived to mark the Mother’s Day and pay respect to homemakers who lend flavour to the world.   

IMTECH to celebrate Technology Day
Chandigarh, May 8
The Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, will celebrate the National Technology Day on May 11. The celebrations will include lectures on important issues by eminent award-winning scientists of the institute. 

Students of The Gurukul
Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, play with the toy dolphin. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Tiny tots of Sanjay Public School
Tiny tots of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, at a story-telling session in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Tiny tots enjoy water activities  
Panchkula, May 8
Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20 , are having a ‘splash’ of a time to beat the summer heat, involving themselves in various water activities that the teachers have organised for them.

Inter-school art contest
Chandigarh, May 8
A fete and an inter-school art contest at St John’s High School, Sector 26, marked the bicentenary year of the foundation of Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers started by Edmund Ignatius Rice as a part of his mission to uplift the poor and the needy.

Story-telling session for kids      
Chandigarh, May 8
It was a departure from routine for kids studying in the Sector 44 Sanjay Public School. Students from classes I to V were given the choice of selecting books for their upcoming library “Kisse Kahani”.

PU entrance exams
Chandigarh, May 8
The entrance examinations for M.Sc (human genomics) and M.Sc (environment studies) will be conducted by Panjab University on June 11, a official press release said here today.


3 days’ remand in cheating case
Chandigarh, May 8
An accused, Amardeep Singh, involved in a case of cheating, was given three days’ police remand by a local court. He was arrested by a team of police led by ASI, Mr Baldev Kumar, in this afternoon. 

  • Bail granted



Pankaj Udhas nite today


1,200 attend farewell function
Chandigarh, May 8
More than 1,200 members of the PGI Employees Union attended the farewell function organised under the PGI Employees Union Benevolent Fund scheme at Bhargava Auditorium here today.



‘CRSA ignoring interests of city skaters’
Sabeeha Dhillon Chandigarh, May 8
The president of the Roller Skating Federation of India, Mr Pradeep Ganeriwal, in a press briefing here today lambasted the Chandigarh Roller Skating Association for not taking care of the interests of the city skaters.

  • Sabeeha leaves for Germany           

  • Billiards tourney

  • Squash tournament

  • Handball meet


Panels to probe Fire Dept bunglings
Chandigarh, May 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh constituted two committees yesterday to inquire into recruitments and alleged theft in the Fire Department under the chairmanship of the Congress leader in the House, Mr Subhash Chawla, and the Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Surinder Singh, respectively.

MC warning on house tax evasion
Panchkula, May 8
The Municipal Council authorities have warned those residents who have failed to pay their house tax, that their property will be declared as Arrear of Land Revenue within a month.

Pig rearers file affidavit
Chandigarh, May 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today caught 51 pigs and destroyed 26 piggeries in Mauli Jagran as pig rears here today sought release of their animals with an affidavit declaring that they would not bring them back to the city.Top

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