Tuesday, August 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Allottees surrender plots to HUDA
Scheme to extend township fails
Panchkula, August 5
The much-publicised scheme of extending the township across Ghaggar river has come a cropper. A large number of allottees of residential plots in Panchkula Extension have reportedly surrendered their plots to Haryana Urban Development Authority.

Cleanliness a tall order for cash-starved MC
Chandigarh, August 5
The outbreak of cholera and the presence of a large number of silent cholera carriers in the city has set the alarm bells ringing for making a concerted effort to maintain cleanliness in the colonies and villages falling in the city but the corporation does not have the means to do so thus exposing the population to fresh attacks of diseases.

3-year-old girl drowned in bathtub
Chandigarh, August 5
A three-year-old girl died of suspected drowning in a bathtub at her Sector 40 Housing Board flat here this evening. 
The bathtub in which three-year-old Kudrat died The bathtub in which three-year-old Kudrat died due to drowning at her house in Sector 40 of Chandigarh on Monday, and right a file photo of the victim. 



Power, phone supply to SDM office cut
SAS Nagar, August 5
The power and telephone connections to the Sub Divisional Magistrate office here have been cut. The supply of power was cut by the Punjab State Electricity Board around 3 p.m. today while the telephone facility was disconnected by the BSNL authorities about a week ago due to non-payment of bills.

Vehicle finance racket unearthed
Chandigarh, August 5
A major racket of financing vehicles on the basis of forged documents in the city by a Sector 34 based company came to light when representatives of major financial institutions and finance companies today gave a joint written complaint against the company for getting to the Senior Superintendent of Police.



Mukhya dak ghar inaugurated
SAS Nagar, August 5
There is good news for as many as 36,888 various account holders in Mohali post offices. The Principal Chief Post Master General, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, Mr Vijay Bhushan inaugurated the “Mukhya dak ghar” at the existing sub post office in Sector 55 here today which will now provide these account holders the facility of updating of passbooks, closure of accounts etc on the spot.

New system to ease power-related woes
Chandigarh, August 5
City residents will get an Independence Day gift from the Chandigarh Administration by way of a professionally managed power supply system. The administration in collaboration with a private party has set up a round-the-clock call centre which will have a common telephone number to register power complaints for the entire city.

Jacob lays stone of hostel for physically challenged
Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), UT Administrator, lays the foundation stone of a girls’ hostel
Chandigarh, August 5
The UT Administrator, Lieut -Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today asked the Chandigarh Administration to issue instructions to all departments to identify posts at which the talent of the physically challenged could be utilised so as to provide them 3 per cent reservation in all jobs. 
Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), UT Administrator, lays the foundation stone of a girls’ hostel at the Institute for the Blind in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph

BSP to raise issue in Parliament
Chandigarh, August 5
The Bahujan Samaj Party members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will jointly take up the issue of denial of Scheduled Caste certificates in the city in Parliament.

Philatelic bureau to promote culture
Chandigarh, August 5
The Postal Department has decided to open philatelic bureaux to encourage school children and young persons to purchase postal stamps that would depict national and regional cultures. 

Veer Smriti — a symbol of sacrifice
HOUGH Headquarters Western Command moved to Chandi Mandir in 1985, no war memorial came up in the present location until 1998. It was a former Army Commander, Lieut-Gen H.B. Kala, who felt the necessity of having a war memorial at Chandi Mandir cantonment. 

‘Realisation of God important’
Chandigarh, August 5
“We read, recite and chant hymns of holy scriptures but forget that the great prophets and masters who wrote these sought the world to follow and act upon these,’’ said Rishi Vasdev Rai, preacher of the Sant Nirankari Mission, while addressing a religious congregation here today.

4 of family killed in mishap
Panchkula August 5
Tragedy struck the family of a former employee of The Tribune, Mr Vishnu Dutt, when his young daughter and son-in-law, were killed in a road accident in Jugiana village near Ludhiana late last night.

Jain flays Mayor's remarks on migrant labourers
Chandigarh, August 5
Former BJP Lok Sabha member Satyapal Jain today termed the reported demand of Mayor Lalit Joshi for a check on the entry of migrant labour in the city as violative of the Constitution.

Assessment of loss due to draught begins
Panchkula, August 5
The district administration has begun a special girdawari to assess the loss caused by draught.

Govt staff to wear black badges
Chandigarh, August 5
Punjab Government and UT Government employees will wear black badges from August 12 to August 20 to protest against the “anti-employees’ policies” of the state government.



Body of missing child found
SAS Nagar, August 5
In the case of missing of a 27-year-old married woman of Sector 10 and her seven-year-old child, the Punjab Police today found the body of the child, Sheetal, floating in the water running into the Narwana canal at Baknour village in Ambala — about 15 km from the point where the woman and her child were reported missing.

Cash, gold snatched in Sec 17
Chandigarh, August 5
A high drama was enacted in the parking lot adjoining Bank Square in Sector 17 here when a man accused two employees of a parking contractor of conniving with two unidentified youths to snatch a purse from his wife who was sitting in a car. 

Robbery bid foiled
Chandigarh, August 5
An Uttar Pradesh resident was allegedly caught red-handed while trying to enter a Sector 22 residence with the intention of committing theft. According to sources in the police department, the accused — Salim of Kansipur village — was apprehended on the basis of a complaint lodged by Mr Puneet Ahuja.

4 booked for assault
Dera Bassi, August 5
The police has booked four residents — Suresh Kumar, Pala Ram, Krishan Lal and Rakesh Kumar — for beating up a former municipal councilor, Mr Balak Ram, here late last night.


Durian showroom
ity Beautiful has joined 22 established Durian imported furniture showrooms, meeting the needs of customers all over the country. The company plans to expand its number to 50 soon. “Durian Chandigarh showroom offers one of the largest varieties of sofa sets, bunkers for children, computer workstations, centre tables, side tables, study desks, dining, bedroom and livingroom sets. 



Schools go in for image-boosting exercise
Chandigarh, August 5
Political parties and business houses are not the only ones engaging advertising agencies for boosting their image. Jumping on the bandwagon are schools which are heading towards popularity on the wheels of ad agencies.

Parents against Dev Samaj schools’ merger
Seek intervention of Admn
Chandigarh, August 5
The in-fighting in Dev Samaj institutions took a new turn today with the Parent Teacher Association of Dev Samaj Junior Model School alleging that their children are facing victimisation due to wrong policies of the Chandigarh Administration and high-handedness of the Dev Samaj managing council.

Students told to inculcate reading habits
The DPI Colleges, UT Ms Varsha Joshi, (centre) at a library awareness programme
Chandigarh, August 5
A book exhibition and library-orientation programme was organised at Government College, Sector 46, here today, in an attempt to motivate students to frequent the library.

The DPI Colleges, UT Ms Varsha Joshi, (centre) at a library awareness programme at Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh on Monday. Also seen in the picture is Principal S.C. Nijhawan. — A Tribune photograph

Complaint lodged against teacher
Chandigarh, August 5
Parents of four handball players of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, today lodged a complaint with the local office of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, saying a teacher of the school, P.S. Bedi, had passed a caste-based remark against their children.

Day of fun for Old Age Home inmates
Chandigarh, August 5
It was a day full of activities for the inmates of the Old Age Home in Sector 15 where about 32 students from St Kabir Public School organised a cultural function for the benefit of the elderly people. 


PUDA told to pay interest amount
Chandigarh, August 5
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development to pay interest on the amount submitted by a complainant with PUDA for the allotment of an HIG house under the 219-HIG houses schemes and cost of litigation for deficiency in its services.

Notice to car manufacturer
Chandigarh, August 5
The Punjab State Consumer Disputes and Redressal Commission has issued a notice to Daimler Chrysler India Private Limited, Sector-15-A, Chikhali village, Pimpri, Pune, through its managing director and others (respondents) acting on the complaint filed by Goyal Impex and Industries Limited, 5/IV, the Mall, Ludhiana, through its managing director Mr Hira Lal Goyal for August 20.


Bhagat Singh in animation game
Chandigarh, August 5
Do you wish to play the role of the legendery martyr, Sardar Bhagat Singh? You can actually do so now, thanks to what is claimed to be India’s first 3D animation game. A Mumbai-based video game company, Mitashi Endutainment and Lumen Phon Multimedia, has jumped on to the Sardar Bhagat Singh bandwagon to cash in on the countrywide hype created by the release of three movies on the life and exploits of the legendery martyr from Punjab.



Focus on role of pharmacists
SAS Nagar, August 5
Indian pharmacists are still struggling to find a deserving place in the medical world. But according to Dr Soraya Dhillon, Director of Taught Post Graduate Studies at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, it has taken 30 long years for pharmacists in the UK too to reach a point where hospitals have started involving well-trained pharmacists in the clinical care process on a par with medical specialists.

Lecture series for pharmacists begins
SAS Nagar, August 5
A five-day guest lecture series began at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research here today. Organised by the Department of Pharmacy Practice in collaboration with the London School of Pharmacy, the inaugural function was attended by Dr Soraya Dhillon and Ms Alice Ward in addition to senior representatives from the Fortis Heart Institute.

Cholera panel summons records
Chandigarh, August 5
The three-member committee going into “possible lapses” leading to the spread of cholera in the city last month today summoned relevant records from the Public Health Department, Medical Officer Health and Director Health Services.

Dr K.S. Behgal, Global Cancer Concern India, checks a patientPNB organises cancer detection camp
Chandigarh, August 5
The Punjab National Bank in association with Global Cancer Concern, India, organised a cancer detection camp at PNB zonal office on Saturday. 

Dr K.S. Behgal, Global Cancer Concern India, checks a patient at a cancer detection camp organised by PNB at Chandigarh on Saturday.

PGI staff union poll on Aug 19
Chandigarh, August 5
Elections to the PGI Employees Union will be held on August 19. According to a press note, all PGI employees, including regular, daily wage and research scheme employees are eligible to cast their votes. 



Yuvraj, Chiranjeev to be honoured
Chandigarh, August 5
Cricket star Yuvraj Singh and ace golfer Chiranjeev Milkha Singh will be the main attractions of the Independence Day celebrations in the city. The duo will be honoured on the occasion.

Ashok Malhotra completes the swing as Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon (second from left) looks on Harmeet, Malhotra have feel of new course
Chandigarh, August 5
National cricket selector and former Test cricketer Ashok Malhotra and Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon had a feel of the nine-hole Pitch and Putt Course of the CGA Golf Range today. 

Ashok Malhotra completes the swing as Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon (second from left) looks on at the CJA Golf Range in Chandigarh on Monday. CJA President D.P. Azad is second from right. 
— A Tribune photograph


Ways to improve prisons discussed
Chandigarh, August 5
Various ways to improve prison management and share practices prevalent in various states with regard to management were discussed at the fourth training programme held at the Institute of Correctional Administration, Sector 26, here today.

Admn, TBRL to establish research centre
Chandigarh, August 5
In a significant development, the Chandigarh Administration and the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory have joined hands for conducting a joint advanced scientific research programme and establishing a Joint Advanced Research Centre at Punjab Engineering College.

Parking contract may be cancelled
Chandigarh, August 5
The cancellation of parking contract of Mr Vishnu Gupta, a contractor in a Sector 17 parking lot, is looming large with representatives of the firm failing to turn up before the Municipal Corporation for explanation to the bouncing of cheque of July.Top

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