Tuesday, August 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Pauper MC given share in revenue
More taxes will mean more grants
Chandigarh, August 12
The Chandigarh Administration has agreed to increase the grant-in-aid to 17 per cent of the city’s tax collection, which will jack up the non-plan budget by Rs 13 crore and bring it to Rs 58 crore. With this, the financial mess of the Municipal Corporation will be sorted out and the MC will no longer be short of cash.

Teacher absolved of molestation charge
Chandigarh, August 12
One of the two teachers accused in the alleged molestation of girl students in St Peter’s School, Sector 37, was given a clean chit by parents, teachers and students of the school, here today.

US national using fake I-card
IAF authorities notify field intelligence
Chandigarh, August 12
A US national, who had been using a fake identity card of his brother, Captain K.I.S. Mann (retd), has sent the local Air Force authorities in a tizzy. The person, Mohinder Singh Mann, is believed to be on a visit to India. The Air Force station here has notified its field intelligence unit and also sought information about Mohinder Singh Mann, who has been allegedly using his brother, Captain Mann’s identity. 


Shivani murder case
IG fails to join duty
Panchkula, August 12
Haryana Inspector-General of Police (Prisons), Mr Ravi Kant Sharma , who is the main suspect in the Shivani murder case, stayed away from duty at the end of his 10-day leave today.

Haryana Page: Shivani murder case: raid in Ambala

Public Health Dept losing lakhs
SAS Nagar, August 12
The Department of Public Health is losing lakhs of rupees a year with residents evading the payment of the due sewerage cess. A large number of residents have not disclosed the exact number of toilet seats (WCs) on their premises in order to evade the bi-monthly cess. 

PU students bailed out; to continue strike
Chandigarh, August 12
Students of Panjab University including the President of the Panjab University Students Union(PUSU), who were released from the Model Burail jail late this evening, have decided to continue the ongoing fast despite the fact that the Panjab University authorities have accepted their demands though partially.
Students of Panjab University outside the Model Burail Jail after getting bail from a local court in Chandigarh on Monday.— A Tribune photograph
Students of Panjab University outside the Model Burail Jail


Ghaggar at its lowest
Panchkula, August 12
With the rain Gods playing hard to please, Ghaggar, known for its turbulence, has witnessed the lowest-ever discharge during this monsoon. Sources in the Irrigation Department said that highest discharge in the river this year was a mere 4,109 cusecs on June 29, as compared to maximum discharge of 82,625 cusecs last year. 

Villagers rue lack of facilities
Dera Bassi, August 12
Residents of six villages, which fall in the jurisdiction of this subdivision, lack even the basic civic amenities. The residents of Daffarpur, Kakrali, Morthikri, Pandwala and Sundran villages complain of being ignored and decry the inability of consecutive state governments to provide them regular power and water supply, telephone connections, dispensaries, veterinary dispensaries, post offices, banks and good roads.

Helping paraplegics live meaningful life
he biggest curse of wars is that they leave many soldiers dead and disabled. For the past many years, militancy has been contributing its grim share to this curse, so much so that there is hardly a day when we do not get bodies of soldiers from J&K. Add to this, the accident cases which increase the number of the disabled.

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Black flag protest against allowance cuts
Chandigarh, August 12
On the call of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation, the employees of various government departments here and in other towns of Punjab organised black flag sit- ins by wearing black badges today to protest against the state government’s decision to freeze the DA and cut down other allowances.

PSEB employee unions call off strike
Chandigarh, August 12
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Employees Struggle Committee and Technical Services Union of PSEB decided today to call off their proposed strike to be observed on August 13.

Not included in voters’ list
SAS Nagar, August 12
Two municipal councillors have alleged that the staff put on duty for preparing a revised voters’ list for the Kharar constituency were not making fresh votes in a number of cases.

Shergill’s death condoled
Chandigarh, August 12
A condolence meeting in memory of Shamsher Singh Shergill, Additional Advocate-General, who died yesterday, was held at the office of the Advocate-General, Punjab, here today.

Sewage water enters bank building
SAS Nagar, August 12
Sewage water entered the basement of the Bank of Punjab building in Phase VII here, causing inconvenience to all concerned. Mr Avtar Singh Walia, owner of the building, had to pump out the water. 

Resentment among phone subscribers
Kharar, August 12
Resentment prevails among 30 telephone holders of Green Enclave Colony in nearby Daon village over the issuance of telephone bills to them by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd for the period from May 1 to June 30, 2002, although their phones had been lying dead since April 16.

Muddy water for four months
Kharar, August 12
Residents of nearby Desu Majra village have been drinking muddy water for the past four months and the officers concerned did not bother despite repeated requests made to them.

Award for two cops
Chandigarh, August 12
Sub-Inspector, Yad Ram and Head Constable Shiv Kumar, both posted at the Sector 26 police station, have been awarded commendation certificates and cash award of Rs 500 each by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi. 


Two held for forging registration numbers
Chandigarh, August 12
A racket of getting vehicles financed on the basis of forged documents came to light today when two financed Tata Indica cars were impounded by the CIA wing of the Chandigarh police.

Two persons, Devinder and Sandeep Ghai, who were arrested by the Chandigarh police for running cars on fake registration numbers. — A Tribune photograph
Two persons, Devinder and Sandeep Ghai, who were arrested by the Chandigarh police

No headway in robbery cases
Lalru, August 12
The police has failed to make any headway in robbery cases in which masked robbers had struck at two houses in Sardarpura Colony and Rana Colony and injured three persons, including a couple, on Saturday.

Cash, valuables worth Rs 1.10 lakh stolen
Panchkula, August 12
Cash and valuables worth Rs 1.10 lakh were stolen from the Sector 12-A residence of an employee of the PGI here yesterday. It is learnt that Rs 15,000, gold jewellery worth Rs 50,000, silver ornaments and crockery worth Rs 10,000 and other valuables were stolen from the house of Mr N.R. Ahuja, during the night intervening August 10 and 11. 


BPL launches CFC-free refrigerators
Chandigarh, August 12
The BPL Home Appliances Division of the BPL in collaboration with Sanyo, Japan, has launched direct cool refrigerator models, air-conditioners and washing machines. The company launched the eco-friendly chloro floro carbon ( CFC) free refrigerators that would not be harmful for the ozone layer, here yesterday.


Stage set for PUTA poll
Chandigarh, August 12
The stage is all set for the elections to the Panjab University Teachers Association scheduled tomorrow with three candidates in to race for the president’s post. While Dr Ronki Ram (Political Science) and Prof P. K. Mittal (Zoology) belong to the two major groups in the race, Dr Anirudh Joshi (Dayanand Anglo Vedic Studies) has decided to battle it out singly.

Orientation programme for M.Ed teachers
Chandigarh, August 12
A three-day orientation programme on the revised curriculum of the M.Ed course of Panjab University began in the Sector 36 Dev Samaj College of Education here today. The college has organised this in collaboration with the PU College Development Council, the Special Assistance Programme of the University Grants Commission and the PU Department of Education.

Garments focused during NIIFT’s course
Chandigarh, August 12
The ongoing orientation programme for students of the National India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) aims at exposing budding designers to the fast expanding field of garments.

Exhibition in Manav Mangal
Chandigarh, August 12
An exhibition of science and arts models was organised at Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, here yesterday. The efforts of students from different wings made the experience a wholesome one for about 1,000 parents who visited the exhibition. The computer wing attracted a big crowd. Visitors lined up to get their horoscope made by ‘Computer Pandit’. 
A presentation on causes of pollution and importance of saving environment by students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh. 
A presentation on causes of pollution and importance of saving environment

Students protest against poor results
Chandigarh, August 12
In protest against poor results in the previous academic session, students of the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, began an agitation, here today. In a memorandum to the Chandigarh Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), students said that in the first-year annual examination, only 15 out of 140 students managed to pass due to a change in the policy of the National Council at Delhi.
Students of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, protest against poor results, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, protest against poor results


Kehar Singh’s arrest stayed
Chandigarh, August 12
Issuing notice of motion for October 4 on a petition filed by the Punjab School Education Board chairman Kehar Singh, Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed his arrest till then.


Soap’s emancipated woman comes calling
Chandigarh, August 12
Fame has a lot to do with happenstance. And no one knows this better than Shweta Tiwari, the Mumbai girl, who rules the roost in Ekta Kapoor's highest selling Star Plus soap “ Kasauti Zindagii Kay”. 

TV serial “Kasauti Zindagii Kay "star Shweta Tiwari signs autographs at the launch of new academic session of NIFD in Chandigarh on Monday.— Photo Pankaj Sharma
TV serial “Kasauti Zindagii Kay”star Shweta Tiwari signs autographs


‘Banta’ drink banned in UT
Chandigarh, August 12
The cholera scare that gripped the city last month might be over but with the fear of water-borne diseases still looming large, the Health Department is not taking chances as it continues raids, especially in the case of milk products, lassi, ice cream and locally made aereated drinks.

‘Punjabis most prone to heart diseases’
SAS Nagar, August 12
Indians in general and Punjabis in particular are more prone to heart disease than most other humans in other parts of the world. This was stated here today by Dr Vijay Mohan Kohli, a leading cardio thoracic surgeon of the region. Formerly of the DMCH, Ludhiana, Dr Kohli, who has now joined the Fortis Heart institute, told mediapersons here that there were certain genetic factors for the high incidence of heart disease among the Indians. 

Patient runs away from PGI
Chandigarh, August 12
A 44-year-old patient from Ludhiana was reported missing from the male surgical ward of the PGI here yesterday. According to information available, the patient, Santosh Singh, had been admitted to the PGI for an operation of a tumour in his liver.

Training on operation theatre techniques
Chandigarh, August 12
A three-month-long training programme to provide update on operation theatre techniques for the nurses of the GMCH in Sector 32 was inaugurated by the Director-Principal, Prof S.B.S. Mann, here today.


Commonwealth gold medallist honoured
Chandigarh, August 12
Grappler Krishan Kumar of Dara wrestling coaching centre, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, who has won the gold medal in upto 55 kg category in the Commonwealth Games, was honoured today for his achievement in the presence of senior officers of the Sports Authority of India, host of wrestlers and supporters on the premises of Dara Studio.

Krishan Kumar, who claimed a gold medal in wrestling in the Commonwealth Games-2002, being honoured at Dara Studio, SAS Nagar, on Monday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Krishan Kumar, who claimed a gold medal in wrestling in the Commonwealth Games-2002
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