Wednesday, June 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Power and bills will be just a call away
Chandigarh, June 4
The city will soon have a professionally managed power-supply system. The Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with a private party, is setting up a 24-hour call centre to take down complaints from all over the city.

Admn to weigh all LPG cylinders
IOC cylinders found underweight; BG, HP under scrutiny
Panchkula, June 4
The district administration has decided to weigh all LPG cylinders being supplied by various oil companies in the township. This has been decided after gas cylinders being supplied by the Indian Oil Corporation to a local agency here on May 31 was found to be underweight.

2 women lawyers lose licences
Chandigarh, June 4
In major decision, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today cancelled the licences of two women advocates — Ms Kulwant Kaur and Ms Seema Shridhar. The Chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Mr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, said the enrollment committee of the council had made a recommendation to the Bar Council of India (BCI) in this regard under Section 26 of the Advocates’ Act.


A FEW GOOD ‘MEN’: Feet firmly on earth and heads held high — that’s Jacob’s army for the next World Cup.
A FEW GOOD ‘MEN’: Feet firmly on earth and heads held high — that’s Jacob’s army for the next World Cup. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Govt puts 4,000 jobs on the line
Chandigarh, June 4
About 4,000 employees of the Haryana State Minor Irrigation and Tubewells Corporation Limited and their families face a bleak future, as the government has decided to shutdown the department at the end of the month in view of heavy losses. The employees who are to be retrenched are on strike for the past two months, as they have not been paid for the past three months.

Civil defence machinery set in motion
SAS Nagar, June 4
In view of rising tension between India and Pakistan, the civil defence machinery in the town is being put in place. The local administration has already divided the town into 15 parts. The exercise of identifying the rescue shelters in the government buildings has begun.

Topping exams has been a habit with Arshdeep
Chandigarh, June 4
Topping in examinations has been a habit with Arshdeep, a student of Sacred Heart Secondary School, Sector 26. She has repeated her feat yet again and topped in the Medical Entrance examination conducted by Panjab University.

Arshdeep (centre), PU CET topper, with her parents in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Arshdeep (centre), PU CET topper, with her parents in Chandigarh

Bust fake degree racket
HIS has reference to your report regarding the fake degree racket for obtaining advocate licence (Chandigarh Tribune, May 13). I would like to bring it to your attention that this racket has assumed serious proportions today. As far as I know, since 1987, 30 to 40 per cent of candidates have obtained licence from the Bar Council on the basis of fake degrees.

  • Neglected road

  • Continue the practice

  • Chandigarh’s birthday

  • Alternatives to growth


Painters approach before deadline
Chandigarh, June 4
It is a business opportunity painters are exploiting fully. As the deadline for changing the colour of licence plates approaches, painters have shifted their shops to parking lots and outside corporate offices and industrial units here.

PUDA “harassing” ex-serviceman’s wife
Kharar, June 4
Ms Saroj Kumari, wife of Subedar Inderjit (retd), in a letter to the Chief Minister, has alleged that officers of PUDA, Mohali, are harassing her. They are neither allotting her a plot in Mohali nor refunding her Rs 1,05,000 deposited for the past more than one year.

Telephone bills
Chandigarh, June 4
The Principal General Manager (Telecom), Chandigarh has stated in a press note that the department will not disconnect any telephones for which earlier bills have already been paid though the bills recently issued to them show arrears of bills.

Shramdan concludes today
Chandigarh, June 4
The annual Shramdan — a voluntary effort to desilt the Sukhna Lake — comes to a close tomorrow. The Shramdan had been curtailed this year to a period of three weeks.

Seminar on eco-tourism
Chandigarh, June 4
As part of World Environment Day celebrations, a seminar on ‘Developing eco-friendly tourism cities — A community approach’ will be organised tomorrow at Hotel Shivalikview.

Theft in Fire Dept: statements recorded
Chandigarh, June 4
A committee on an alleged theft in the Fire Department here yesterday recorded staff statements of the Sector 11 and Industrial Area Fire Stations. The committee called as many as 10 witnesses and recorded their statements to match their statements with their statements given earlier to another inquiry committee headed by the Additional Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Mr Ashok Vashishth.

Awareness camp for rural women
Chandigarh, June 4
A week-long awareness generation camp for the rural women organised by the SD Saini Public School Educational Society in collaboration with Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board at Sarangpur village concluded at the Panchayat Ghar of the village, here today.


Three houses burgled
Chandigarh, June 4
Three cases of burglary were reported from different parts of the city, during the past 24 hours. Thieves reportedly broke into the house of Mr Raghubir Singh at Mani Majra and decamped with a gold necklace and two gold rings on Saturday night.
  • Scooter stolen

  • Minors arrested

  • Accident

  • One arrested

  • Liquor seized

  • Purse snatched

  • Suicide attempt

  • Child injured

  • Two arrested


Showroom allottees await amenities
SAS Nagar, June 4
The local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority auctioned commercial sites in the Phase 3 B2 market without checking the status of the basic amenities in the area.

23 commercial sites auctioned
Chandigarh, June 4
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation could sell only 23 sites for Rs 2.62 crore at the big sale of 169 commercial sites here today. The corporation could, however, draw solace in selling commercial sites for the first time in Mauli Jagran after repeatedly feeling to hold auctions.


New learning centre in city
Chandigarh, June 4
Direcway Global Education of Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd has opened its satellite enabled interactive learning centre in Chandigarh. The HECL has tied up with Apollo International Inc. to provide Western International University’s international MBA degree programmes to professionals in India. The WIU’s international MBA programmes will be delivered on Hughes Direcway Global Education interactive learning platform.

Fun day for kids
Chandigarh, June 4
It was fun day for kids at the inauguration of the summer camp with activities ranging from fields as diverse as art and design to theatre and dance to karate and yoga at KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, here yesterday.

Demonstration by PU staff
Chandigarh, June 4
The Panjab University Non-Teaching Employees Federation held a protest demonstration in front of the audit branch against the alleged anti-employee attitude towards the demands of these employees.


Sekhon’s appointment challenged
Chandigarh, June 4
Acting on a public interest litigation challenging the appointment of Justice J.S. Sekhon as the Chief Commissioner for Gurdwara Elections, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Union of India and other respondents for June 11.

  • Notice of motion

Students acquitted
Chandigarh, June 4
A local court on Tuesday acquitted three students allegedly involved in a case of voluntarily causing hurt to a city resident. The three — Jasdeep Singh and two others — were acquitted due to lack of evidence.

  • Remanded
  • SDO sentenced
  • Cheating case
  • Fake ration card

A puppeteer master-blender
Chandigarh, June 4
Deriving inspiration from art is one thing; enriching it with freshness is another. But here is someone who indulges in both the practices so as to strengthen the status of his art. Varun Narayan is not just a puppeteer. He is a master blender, who draws from the rich ancient traditions of puppetry and uses them in a contemporary context so that the art form is given a new lease of life.


Modern eye hospital in Mansa Devi complex
Chandigarh, June 4
An ultra-modern eye hospital, a theme museum and musical fountains would be set up at the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine complex in Panchkula as a part of an ambitious plan of Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board to enhance the significance of this religious place besides providing facilities to the pilgrims visiting the shrine from all over the country.

AIDS awareness camp for hair dressers
Chandigarh, June 4
The Citizens Awareness Group and the State Aids Control Society, Chandigarh, organised an aids awareness camp for hair dressers and workers of beauty saloons at the local Government Primary School, today. Sixtytwo hair dressers and beauticians participated in the camp.

A magician speaks on AIDS awareness at Government Primary School in Burail village, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph
A magician speaks on AIDS awareness at Government Primary School in Burail village, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 


Soccer boys return confident
Chandigarh, June 4
The spirited soccer boys of St Stephen’s Soccer Academy, Sector 45, are back from their two-country European tour, with lot of confidence, poise and temperament. They were accompanied by two coaches and one manager. Mr Harold Carver, principal of the St Stephen’s School, was the brain behind this vital exposure trip. He said it was nice, that our boys performed well but they still need to work hard to further improve themselves. The boys played in England and Italy during their four-week tour.

  • Cricket meet

  • Chess meet

  • A promising cyclist

Giving tips to young golfers
Chandigarh, June 4
Twentythree-year-old Ajay Gujral, youngest certified golf-teaching professional in India, is holding three structured coaching camps at the Chandigarh Golf Club starting today. The main features of these coaching camps are lessons in grip, aim, alignment, stance, posture, chipping, pitching, sand play and putting. Simple yet highly teaching methods will be used at these camps.
Ajay Gujral teaches golf techniques to youngsters at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. 
Ajay Gujral teaches golf techniques to youngsters at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph


4.86 lakh allocated for 6 parks in Sec 22
Chandigarh, June 4
The City Beautification Committee of the Municipal Corporation here today inconlusively discussed allowing the writing of religious slogans in cremation ground. This issue could not initially find favour with councillors who thought the slogans might spark off competition from various sects in the community for acceptance of their philosophy.

Blacklisted houses still incomplete
SAS Nagar, June 4
While the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided to charge extension fee from plot holders who were illegally issued completion certificates by the local Estate Office in December 2000, a number of “blacklisted” houses are still under construction.

Anti-encroachment drive in Sec 40, 41
Chandigarh, June 4
In an anti-encroachment drive, a team of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), today removed illegal entry gates to more than 20 houses in Sectors 40 and 41. All these opening had been created on road openings thus compromising the safety of the road users.

Municipal Corporation staff demolishes an illegal structure in Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Municipal Corporation staff demolishes an illegal structure in Sector 41, Chandigarh


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