Thursday, August 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


Top stories | Community | Business | Education
Courts | Culture | Health | Sports | Administration


Missing woman traced in Uttar Pradesh village
Chandigarh, August 7
Saroj BalaA 23-year-old woman of Karnal who went missing over one-and-a-half years ago from Karnal has been tracked down in Kansganj village in Etewah district of Eastern Uttar Pradesh by sleuths of the CBI. A cash award of Rs 1 lakh had been announced by the CBI for information about her.

34 PU students held, remanded
Chandigarh, August 7
Thirty-four students of Panjab University were arrested today for violating prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Cr PC. The students were sitting on a dharna in support of their demands in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Students of Panjab University being taken to the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Students of Panjab University being taken to the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

PU cancels admission of 7 students
Chandigarh, August 7
The Department of Laws at Panjab University has cancelled the admission of the Panjab University Students Union president, Malwinder Singh Kang, besides six others, reliable sources said here today.


Robbers attack couple in Sec 21
Panchkula, August 7
An old couple was brutally attacked by a group of robbers at their Sector 21 house at about 1.30 am today. This comes a day after the armed dacoity at Sri Sita Ram Sant Ashram in Saketri village, in which six persons were injured.

Runaway girl “sad” on returning home
Chandigarh, August 7
For Uma, the 20-year-old girl, who returned to the city after having spent two years in Muscat, the return to home seems to be a sad one. Contrary to the general belief that the girl would be happy on returning home, Uma today kept reiterating her desire to go back to Muscat, where she was christened as Mussa, after embracing Christianity.

CITCO plots will now be transferred
Chandigarh, August 7
Industrial plot holders who have been allotted sites by the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation (CITCO) about 20 to 25 years ago will be able to get ownership rights following orders issued by the Chandigarh Administration today.

Entry tax to affect paper industry
Traders plan to migrate to Haryana, Delhi
Chandigarh, August 7
Can one imagine the plight of a school importing a few sheets of special paper for its science laboratory, sending a teacher from a remote village of Gurdaspur district to Shambu barrier to pay the entry tax of a few rupees. The school will also have to pay travelling and DA allowance to him. This is likely to happen in the next few days if the state government’s plan to introduce entry tax on paper is implemented.


Ugly welcome to City Beautiful
Chandigarh, August 7
The City Beautiful welcomes a visitor coming from the Ambala side at Hallo Majra village with all conceivable ugly things — a pond of dirty water and muck all around.

Ukraine envoy visits city
Chandigarh, August 7
To commemorate the Independence Days of India and the Republic of Ukraine that fall on August 15 and August 24, respectively, Dr Oleh E. Semenets, Ambassador of Republic of Ukraine to India wished peace and prosperity to the Indian people.

MC to deworm 16,000 slum children
Chandigarh, August 7
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today set the highest ever monthly target of deworming 16,000 schoolchildren in slums and colonies apparently after the spread of cholera in the city.

Missing woman’s body found
SAS Nagar, August 7
The body of Rita Rani, who went missing along with her seven-year-old child on August 1, was found today in the Narwana canal, near Mandoli village, in Rajpura tehsil. The body of the child, Sheetal, was found floating on the surface of water running into the Narwana canal at Baknour village in Ambala district on August 5.

Provide free education to needy: Speaker
SAS Nagar, August 7
Literacy should be spread among the Sikhs and no member of the community should be left illiterate as a human being without education was more or less like an animal.

Brij Mohan with his wife AnjaliAccident victim waits for help
Chandigarh, August 7
A two-year-long stay at the PGI, following an accident which left him crippled, has been an ordeal for Brij Mohan, whose only hope now lies in financial help from some donors or social organisations so that he can get back on his feet to be able to support his wife and three sons.

Brij Mohan with his wife Anjali

CHB evicts flat owner
Chandigarh, August 7
Luck ran out for a city resident today who had made a fast buck on discretionary quota allotments of Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats from the Punjab Governors quota. Prem Kumar had got allotment of two flats one on his wife’s name and other in his own name by previous Governors.

Shifting of apni mandis begins
Chandigarh, August 7
The Apni Mandi Committee of the Municipal Corporation started the process of shifting kisan mandis today from places where schools have been allotted land.

Major fire averted
Chandigarh, August 7
A major fire was averted which sparked off from a leak in a gas cylinder at Krishna Sweets and Chat Shop in Sector 18 market here today.

350 saplings planted
Dera Bassi, August 7
Employees of Kamla Dials, a local industry, planted 350 saplings within the factory premises today to celebrate sapling plantation week.

A welcome reopening
It catapulted the status of his grandfather from a mere businessman to the dizzy heights of an industrialist in 1966. They diversified into sugar, construction and exhibiting films.

Suicide bid by two
Chandigarh, August 7
Two women allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in the city today. Both, Salochna and Babita, have been admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital and were said to be unfit to give statement to the police.

Crematorium repaired



UTI Bank opens ATM
Chandigarh, August 7
The UTI Bank opened its off-site ATM at Sector 20, Panchkula, today. The off-site was jointly inaugurated by Mr P.K. Bansal, president of the Resident Welfare Association, Sector 20, Panchkula and Col N.S. Ahuja, general secretary of Rashtriya Society, Sector 20, Panchkula.

  • Service camp
  • Workshop inaugurated



Models of naval ships displayed
Students look at ship replicas displayed by cadets of 1 Chandigarh Naval Unit NCC Chandigarh, August 7
Powered and non-powered replicas of submarines, aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, the pride of the Indian Navy, were displayed at a function held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here today.

Students look at ship replicas displayed by cadets of 1 Chandigarh Naval Unit NCC at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Students sing patriotic songs
Chandigarh, August 7
Patriotism reigned supreme at the inter-school group song competition, organised at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, here today.

Students told about LPG conservation
Chandigarh, August 7
A safety clinic for the students of classes IX and X of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, was organised at the school, here today, under the banner of the Indian Oil Corporation, Area Office, in association with the PCRA , Indane Gas Agency and Ram Chander and Sons.

Re-evaluation results
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University has declared the re-evaluation results of B.Com (Part-I and III) examinations conducted in April/May, this year.


Strikes by lawyers, doctors held illegal
Chandigarh, August 7
Describing strikes and boycotts by professionals, including lawyers and doctors, as “unethical methods of redressing alleged grievances totally unmindful of the grave injury caused to the common man”, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the advocates were “not entitled to abstain from work”.



Striking a rapport with nature
Arjuna awardee Kanwal Thakur Singh inaugurates an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sajeev Sharma at Alliance FrancaiseChandigarh, August 7
For an artist there is no better inspiration than life itself. And no matter how untutored in the field of art one is, one can always count of nature for instruction. The paintings and sculptures mounted in the gallery of Alliance Francaise in Sector 36 draw from nature and its countless manifestations.

Arjuna awardee Kanwal Thakur Singh inaugurates an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sajeev Sharma at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


No fresh cholera case reported
SAS Nagar August 7
Even as a six-year-old was admitted to the Civil Hospital here with acute diarrhoea, the number of patients undergoing treatment at the hospital for cholera remained two by the end of the day today.

TB centre at PGI inaugurated
Chandigarh, August 7
With an objective to eradicate tuberculosis and control high infection rate , a directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) centre was inaugurated at the PGI, here today.

Yoga training
SAS Nagar, August 7
The Punjab Health Department has planned to give training to people in yoga and classes in this regard will be organised on the premises of the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, here from August 10.



Kapil DevKapil meets future football ‘stars’
Chandigarh, August 7
It was an emotional homecoming for the cricketing Star, Kapil Dev, when he landed up at the Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy to meet the future ‘stars’ of these traditional games.

Basketball ground inaugurated
Chandigarh, August 7
Mr Mahal Singh Bhullar, DGP, Punjab, inaugurated the basketball ground in IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-C here today. The foundation of the ground was laid by Tur Family, in the memory of Late Harkit Singh Tur.


F and CC meeting postponed
Chandigarh, August 7
The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, today postponed for August 13 the Finance and Contract Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

HUDA postpones sites’ auction
Panchkula, August 7
The auction of various school sites, nursing home sites, clinic and clinical laboratory sites by the Haryana Urban Development Authority drew a very poor response. The authorities were thus forced to postpone the auction after a bid for a nursery school was accepted.

Sub-Inspector suspended
Chandigarh, August 7
A Sub-Inspector with the UT police, Gurmukh Singh, who was arrested by the CBI under the Prevention of Corruption Act, was today suspended. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, confirmed the suspension of the Sub Inspector. He has been sent to the police lines.

Bank square parking contract cancelled
Chandigarh, August 7
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today cancelled the contract of the Bank Square parking contractor in Sector 17 Vishnu Gupta for his failure to honour an advance cheque for July.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |