Wednesday, September 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Admn losing crores annually in stamp duty evasion
Chandigarh, September 3
Despite slashing the rate of stamp duty on registeration of property from 12.5 per cent to 6 per cent and revision of the collector’s rate of property upwards — the minimum rate for the consideration of the property registration — recently, the Chandigarh Administration is losing crores of rupees in stamp duty evasion annually.

Cops to have liaison with senior citizens
Chandigarh, September 3
After Sunday’s brutal murder of 60-year-old widow, Sheila Khanna, at her Sector 47 flat, the Chandigarh Police today decided to have a better liaison with senior citizens in the city. A random survey by the police has revealed that there are over 800 aged persons, including those living alone.

Approach roads to have overhead signs
Chandigarh, September 3
All roads coming into the city will have overhead signs indicating directions in detail. The roundabout at Piccadily Cinema will be have wider diameter and will now be 350 feet across instead of the present 250 feet.

Re-admit Kang: Syndicate 
Chandigarh, September 3
Putting an end to the long-drawn controversy over the re-admission of Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Student Union, the Syndicate today decided to allow him re-admission in the Law Department.



Market Spotlight

In response to the needs of our valued readers, The Tribune has decided to introduce a new photo feature, Market Spotlight, focusing on some of the principal markets of the City Beautiful and other nearby towns. The weekly feature will appear in Chandigarh Tribune every Thursday.
— Editor

No amenities in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, September 3
Narrow broken roads, non-functional streetlights, poor water supply, and rainwater drainage system, and open spaces encroached by scarp-dealers. This is the local Industrial Area, which seems to be nobody’s baby.

‘Victim had prepared will’
Chandigarh, September 3
Investigations into the gruesome murder of a widow, Ms Sheila Khanna, have revealed that the victim had ancestral property worth lakhs of rupees. She had prepared a will to bequeath the property among her four daughters.

Ford Foundation to focus on poorest
Chandigarh, September 3
“The disadvantaged 30 to 40 per cent population will be the central focus of all future schemes,” says Dr Gowhar Rizvi, who heads the Ford Foundation in India, maintaining that “development is a partnership and not a charity”.

Decision on patients’ I-cards shelved
Chandigarh, September 3
With the decision of the UT Health Department to give treatment to patients in government hospitals on the basis of an identification card, like ration card or voter identity card, proving to be impractical, the authorities have virtually been forced to do away with the move within two days of its implementation.


Functions to spread awareness about elders’ problems
Chandigarh, September 3
In order to send across the message that charity and sympathy alone cannot help solve the problem of loneliness among the elderly people, the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association, is observing Senior Citizens’ Day, with the hope that the reservoir of knowledge that they have will be used in nation building.

3 hurt in mishaps
Chandigarh, September 3
Three persons were injured when their vehicles hit a bump on the road dividing Sectors 7 and 8 here today. The mishaps occurred as no illuminating signs had been put up on the bump left by workers of the corporation after repairing an underground service.

Resignation of Bansal sought
Chandigarh, September 3
Heads of five frontal organisations of the BJP today demanded the resignation of the Congress local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, and the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi for their “failure on all fronts” and challenged them to seek a fresh mandate.

Transfer of dowry death case to CIA sought
Panchkula, September 3
The brother of a young victim of dowry death here has demanded a probe into the case and the arrest of the accused.

Computer course for slum kids a success
Chandigarh, September 3
In an effort to bring the underprivileged children to the mainstream education, Children and Women Development Corporation has introduced a six-month ‘O’ level computer course’ specially for children living in slum areas of the city. The scheme, which was introduced at the corporation-run Computer Training Centre in Sector 24 two months ago, has drawn a favourable response from the slum dwellers.

Dissolution of MC sought
Chandigarh, September 3
A Chandigarh Vikas Manch Councillor, Ms Harpreet Kaur Babla, here today sought the dissolution of the Municipal Corporation, if it was not immediately provided funds by the Chandigarh Administration.

Meat supply may be hit
Chandigarh, September 3
Meat supply to the city is likely to be halted from tomorrow with the Meat Sellers’ Welfare Association striking work for an unspecified period to oppose the new system of removal of skin in the slaughter house.

Seeds at subsidised rates
Panchkula, September 3
Due to delayed monsoon, the Haryana Government has asked the farmers to cultivate urad, toriya and barseem for which seeds will be provided on subsidy.

Encroachments galore in Panchkula market
he Haryana Urban Development authority (HUDA) has in the recent past taken steps to clear encroachments in the shopping centres of some of the sectors in Panchkula. I would like to draw their attention to the market in Sector 4.

  • Illegal demolition
  • Recruitment blues
  • Lapses in recruitment



Scooter-borne youths snatch purse
Chandigarh, September 3
Two scooter-borne persons snatched the purse of Ms Kanta Nand Wani, a resident of Sector 44, in the sector’s market last evening. The scooter reportedly bore no registration number plate and the snatchers managed to flee after committing the crime. In her police complaint, Ms Wani claimed that the purse contained a gold bracelet and Rs 1,000 in cash.


MIA executive body ‘dissolved’
SAS Nagar, September 3
The infighting in the Mohali Industries Association (MIA) intensified with a section of the members claiming that they had “dissolved” the executive body being headed by Mr B.S. Baidwan and held fresh elections.


Stalemate over contract continues
Chandigarh, September 3
The stalemate over signing of contracts between bus operators and schools of the city continued with both parties sticking to their stand today.

Tribune Model School Principal, teacher retire
Chandigarh, September 3
Mrs Promila Verma and Mrs Sudesh Sharma, Principal, and teacher, respectively, of Tribune Model School, retired on August 31.

ICAI to give free coaching 
Chandigarh September 3
The ICAI Institute of Competitions (a registered non-profit educational society established since 1993) would conduct an aptitude test on September 8 to provide free coaching to 50 students for medical and engineering Entrance Examinations.

Students of Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, stage a dharna in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Students’ threat to intensify agitation
Chandigarh, September 3
Students of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College today threatened to intensify their agitation by closing down the college and hospital in case steps are not taken to end their 28 day long strike within the next two days.

Students of Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, stage a dharna in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Girls of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, who won the Inter-School Girls Dance Competition held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

2 teams disqualified from contest
Chandigarh, September 3
The enthusiasm of participants for the inter-school girls folk dance competition at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, was marred by chaos that prevailed over the disqualification of two participating teams here today.

Girls of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, who won the Inter-School Girls Dance Competition held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Strawberry Fields Kindergarten sing delighful songs of innocence on the opening day of their music morning in Sector 24 on Tuesday.Welcoming September with notes of joy
Chandigarh, September 3
Weather changes have universally made an impact on the moods of poets, playwrights, dramatists, singers and music composers. “Come September”, an aptly titled event was the musical presentation by the pre-schoolers of Strawberry Fields Kindergarten in Sector 24 on Tuesday morning.

Students of Strawberry Fields Kindergarten sing delightful songs of innocence on the opening day of their music morning in Sector 24 on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Teachers “not given” pay panel scales
Chandigarh, September 3
The Education Department Central Scale Welfare Association (school cadre) claimed that teachers of government schools were not being given pay scales recommended by the Fifth Pay Commission despite an order from CAT.

GCG Principal plants sapling
Chandigarh, September 3
Prakriti, an Environment Society of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, celebrated vanamahotsava on the campus under the campaign ‘Each One, Plant One’. Ms Usha Khetarpal Waie, Principal, planted a sapling and inaugurated the campaign.


SHO can cross-check information
Chandigarh, September 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that the officer in charge of a police station was not debarred from holding a brief inquiry if the information received by him was uncertain, indistinct or patently absurd.

  • MLA impleaded
  • Advocate gets day’s sentence, fine
  • Notice on PPSC ex-Secy’s plea

Jain’s bail plea transferred



Mr Sharad Kamara, Managing Director, E-Campus ( centre ) addresses a press conference at Dara Studio, Phase-VI, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. Zaki Hashmi (left) and Col V.K.Malik are also seen in the picture.Institute to start acting course
SAS Nagar, September 3
Entertainment Campus is planning to start a seven-month-long course in acting and later get into TV serials, music albums and film production.

Mr Sharad Kamara, Managing Director, E-Campus ( centre ) addresses a press conference at Dara Studio, Phase-VI, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. Zaki Hashmi (left) and Col V.K.Malik are also seen in the picture. — A Tribune photograph

Programme on astrology
SAS Nagar, September 3
“Sitarre Ki Kehnde Ne”, a programme on astrology, was shot at Dara Studio here today. The first episode will be telecast on September 8 on Alfa Punjabi. The programme has been conceived and designed by Mr P. Khurrana, an astrologer.


Eye donation camp


Shikha, Dhruva bag carrom titles
Chandigarh, September 3
Shikha Nanda of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, in the junior girls’ section, while Dhruva Chakorborty in the boys’ section won the titles in the XII Chandigarh State Carrom Championship played at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

  • PU win

  • Snooker meet

  • Football championship

  • Selected


Advisory panel to be re-constituted after 7 yrs
Chandigarh, September 3
The Home Ministers’ Advisory council is all set to be reconstituted. A list having as many as 10 names of prominent citizens is in circulation, sources confirmed.

Employees found absent
Panchkula, September 3
A number of employees in schools, dispensaries, primary health centres and the veterinary hospital were found absent during a special checking by the district administration today.Top

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