Tuesday, September 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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


Police schemes for senior citizens come a cropper
Chandigarh, September 2
September 1, 2002: A 60-year-old widow is brutally murdered in her Sector 47 flat. The victim lived alone in the flat.
May 24, 2002: A 78-year-old woman, Parkash Kaur, who was living alone in her Sector 15 house, was brutally murdered.

Briefcase holds the key
Chandigarh, September 2
A black briefcase with a combination lock could hold the key to the mystery behind the brutal murder of 60-year-old widow, Sheila Khanna, at her Sector 47 flat last evening. The briefcase, containing property documents was found open in a bedroom of the house and there were blood spots on one of the property files.

E-governance to be a reality soon
Banks to accept money deposited with Estate Office 
Chandigarh, September 2
The Estate office is going hi-tech. Depositing money meant for the Estate Office in specified banks will soon be a reality. The plans of the building branch are being computerised.




SEA OF COLOURS: The sky wore this breathtaking look after rain on Monday. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

Income Tax Dept set to cross Rs 427 crore target
Chandigarh, September 2
The Income Tax Department, Chandigarh circle, is set to cross the target of Rs 427 crore as net income tax collection for 2001-02 assessment year, against about Rs 280 crore collected for 2000-01 year. The department has already witnessed a substantial increase in the number of IT returns filed by the salaried class this year, said Mr Ashwini Luthra, Commissioner (I), Income Tax, Chandigarh circle here today.

Self-immolation bid or bride burning?
Panchkula, September 2
Mystery shrouds the self-immolation bid by a 23-year-old newly married woman in Pinjore this morning. The victim, Rajni, has received 100 per cent burns and is admitted at the PGI, Chandigarh.


Disciplining the nation through military training
HE government has decided to implement the K.P.S. Deo Committee’s report that all new entrants to the Central Government posts will undergo a compulsory military training with the Territorial Army (TA) for two months every year for a period of five years.

  • AWWA anniversary

  • New-look Command Hospital

Meat suppliers observe strike
Chandigarh, September 2
The meat supply to the city is likely to be adversely affected with a large number of suppliers striking work today to oppose the removal of animal skin by making a cut on it.

Members of the Chandigarh Meat Association hold a protest in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Members of the Chandigarh Meat Association hold a protest in Chandigarh on Monday

Buffalo electrocuted
Panchkula, September 2
A major tragedy was averted when a low-tension wire passing over the National Highway 73 near Naddha village snapped following a heavy rain in afternoon. It hung dangerously on the highway for almost two hours when a buffalo got entangled in it and was electrocuted. According to information available, the cable was old and slightly damaged. Villagers allege that there was sparking a few days ago, which had been reported to an Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) office in Ramgarh, but to no avail.

Ganga Devi, a resident of Nadda, sits beside the carcass of the buffalo, which got electrocuted on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Ganga Devi, a resident of Nadda, sits beside the carcass of the buffalo

Chetna Yatra to reach city today
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chetna Yatra in memory of Baba Jeevan Singh will reach the city tomorrow evening after being flagged off from Amritsar in the morning. The marchers will perform a drama ‘’Dharam di Chadar’’ in the evening tomorrow at the Sector 53 Gurdwara, Guru Sis Marg.

BJP leaders get support
Chandigarh, September 2
The BJP Ad-Hoc committee, morchas and cells have supported party leaders facing a case of trespassing and allegations of indulging in corrupt practices in the wake of a stir against the allotment of land to the Heritage Society.

Bahl’s charge against Jain
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee President, Mr B.B. Bahl, today accused the former BJP MP, Mr Satyapal Jain, of raking up the issue of land allotment to the Heritage Society, at the bidding of Shivalik Public School.

Rotary head visits CARES centre
Chandigarh, September 2
The District Governor of Rotary, Mr Hemant Arora, visited the Citizens Association for Relief Education Service (CARES) centre at Maloya today.

Tribune employee’s wife hurt in mishap
SAS Nagar, September 2
Two persons were injured, one of them seriously, in an accident at the Amb Wala chowk here. Mr Rajan Raikhy, an employee with The Tribune, said his scooter was hit by a motor cycle on August 31 which was being driven by two youths. Both of them were without helmets.

More rain in city
Chandigarh, September 2
A fresh spell of rain for the second consecutive day this afternoon brought down the temperature. The rain which started at 2 p.m. continued till the evening. The showers caught children returning from schools unawares. The Met office said the city received a total of 11 mm of rain.

Vigilance for suspension of 3 MC employees
SAS Nagar, September 2
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has asked the Local Government Department to suspend the three municipal employees held on charges of corruption on August 26.

Camp for CRPF Asstt Commandants
Chandigarh, September 2
A training camp for Assistant Commandants of the CRPF was inaugurated at Pinjore today.

Tibetans celebrate Democracy Day
Chandigarh, September 2
The local unit of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) and the Tibetan Freedom Movement (TFM) celebrated their 42nd Democracy Day at Mohyal Bhavan here today.


Homicide case registered
Panchkula, September 2
The police here has registered a case of homicide against unknown persons after receiving the post-mortem examination report of the highly decomposed body of the young girl, was found in the fields near Khedi village on August 31.

Youth surrenders after encounter with police
Sohana, September 2
An encounter between police and three youths took place during the intervening night of September 1 and 2 near the Chao Majra Chowk, under police station Sohana, here. The firing continued for about 10 minutes from both sides but no one was reportedly injured in the incident.

Two bodies found in city
Chandigarh, September 2
Two bodies were found in the city today. According to information available, Ram Saroop (50), a resident of Ram Darbar, was found dead near plot no 734 in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, here. A bicycle of the victim was found near the body. No injury mark was found on the body.

4 thefts reported in city
Chandigarh, September 2
During the past 24 hours, at least four cases of thefts, including that of STD machine, have been reported from different parts of the city.

St Peter’s teacher arrested
Chandigarh, September 2
The suspended teacher of St Peter’s School here, Sanjay Bajaj, was today arrested by the UT Police in a case of criminal intimidation and in an act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman.


ICICI Bank extends dealing hours
Chandigarh, September 2
In continuation of its endeavour of providing world-class banking services to its customers, ICICI Bank has extended the customer dealing hours of its banking offices at Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula. All the banking offices at Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula will function from 10 am to 6 p.m on weekdays and from 10 am to 3 p.m on Saturdays.

  • OBC starts 2 ATMs


Career-counselling seminar at college
Chandigarh, September 2
Various options available to students after completing graduation and preparations required to pursue different vocations were discussed at a career-counselling seminar organised for final year students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today.

Signing of contracts delayed
Extend period, say bus operators
Chandigarh, September 2
The signing of contracts between schools and bus operators was delayed by a day today after the bus operators demanded that the contract period with schools be extended to five years rather than the proposed one year.


Vacancy can’t sustain promotion claim
Chandigarh, September 2
The mere occurrence of a vacancy does not give the right to an employee to claim promotion, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has ruled. Delivering the verdict on a petition filed by a Punjab Government employee today, the Bench, comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice S.S. Grewal, ruled that the government was competent to take a conscious decision not to fill the post.

  • ETO’s plea admitted

  • Directors’ reply on flag hosting sought

Consumer forum dismisses plea
Chandigarh, September 2
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed the appeal filed by the Punjab Civil and Consumer Welfare Front, Patiala, and Harkirat Singh against the order passed by the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II. They had filed the appeal to seek more compensation than what was awarded by the District Forum-II.

Criminal complaint filed against police officers
Chandigarh, September 2
A criminal complaint has been filed against a former Inspector General of Chandigarh Police, a former Senior Superintendent of Police, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, by the Station House Officer (SHO) of Industrial Area police station, Mr Shiv Raj Sidhu, in a local court.


Chandrachur Singh‘I want to be known as complete actor’
Chandigarh, September 2
Dark brooding looks, a well modulated voice and big intense eyes that pierces right through one’s heart — Chandrachur Singh has it all to make him an ideal matinee star. Perhaps what is needed right now to put him onto success, is a boost, that can come from a project like ‘Sarhad Paar.’ And it is his high expectation from this film that has brought Chandrachur to join the team, which is at present shooting in various locales in and around Chandigarh, despite his dislocated shoulders.

24 take part in “Mr & Miss Unique Look” contest
Chandigarh, September 2
Twelve boys and an equal number of girls from the city and nearby areas, took part in the first phase of “Mr and Miss Unique Look — 2002”, contest which was organised by Coolage Troupe at Lion’s Club in Sector 18, here today. 

Models pose for a photograph during a press conference for ‘Mr & Miss Unique Look-2002’ to be held in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Models pose for a photograph

Close-Up comes to City Beautiful
Chandigarh, September 2
Close-Up, one of India’s leading toothpaste brands commanding nearly 17 per cent share in the Indian toothpaste market, has announced a new variant of “The Close-Up Antakshari”, which is poised to target 100 towns in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

Students of film institute go on strike
SAS Nagar, September 2
Students of Pesco Film and TV Institute went on strike here today in protest against inadequate facilities being provided to them.


3-week course begins at NIPER
SAS Nagar, September 2
“The most important problem is the dilemma in which development has places us. With the advancement of technology we have access to the latest drugs, but the pace of change is so rapid that regulation has lagged behind.”

New DHS to focus on slums
Chandigarh, September 2
The new Director Health Services, Dr C.P. Bansal, has drawn up a list of his priorities of which first being “the development of slums and colonies.”


New Public School win
Chandigarh, September 2
New Public School, Sector 18, and Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, bagged the Chandigarh Youth Basketball Tournament Trophy in the boys and girls’ section, respectively, played at New Public School.

  • Carrom meet

  • Football tourney

  • Faridabad beat Jind

SGFI Secy Gen alleges threat to life
Chandigarh, September 2
The Secretary General of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), Mr P.S. Chhabra, has alleged threat to his life. Mr Chhabra, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune, alleged that few days back, the treasurer of the SGFI, Mr T.R. Chauhan, along with another person had tried to attack him at his official residence in Sector 23 here but he was away to Patiala. He added that he had been receiving threats on phone both at his Patiala residence and official residence here for the past six months.


Admn revises rice, wheat rates
Chandigarh, September 2
Consequent upon the revision of issue prices of rice, wheat and grain by the Government of India, Chandigarh Administration today revised the wholesale and retail sale rates to be sold under the public distribution system (PDS).

Reprieve to two sanitation contractors
SAS Nagar, September 2
The Director, Local Government, Punjab, has given one month’s reprieve to two sanitation contractors who had been blacklisted by the Municipal Council about a month ago.

No MC funds for new projects
Chandigarh, September 2
The Municipal Corporation will not be able to allocate any funds for fresh projects. This was decided at a meeting of corporation officially, sources said.


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 |