Saturday, September 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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


PU in dilemma over charge against principal
Chandigarh, September 6
Panjab University is pondering over what to do with an allegation against a principal showing his age more than 10 years younger than his original.
Going by the seriousness of the allegations, strict university action is foreseen at the earliest.

Getting test reports a test of patience
Chandigarh, September 6
It does not matter, least of all to the PGI authorities, if you are an illiterate from a remote village, as “self-sufficiency” is the rule if you are at the Emergency Ward to collect test reports of your patient.

BSNL officials in the dark over mobile service
Chandigarh, September 6
With just about three weeks to go for the official launch of the BSNL’s mobile phone, no one in its Chandigarh offices seems aware of the basic facts like availability of SIM cards, tariff structure, booking amount or the coverage area.

An Indian street entertainer
A street entertainer with his monkeys in Chandigarh on Friday.— Reuters 

Lawyers end boycott
Chandigarh, September 6
In just over a week after the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association resolved to boycott the court of the High Court Chief Justice for restoring work to three Judges, the members today reversed their decision and called off the boycott.

Public sides with Manisha
Chandigarh, September 6
Manisha Koirala’s efforts to secure her dignity by blocking the release of ‘Ek Chhoti Si Love Story’ seem to have been brought to a naught. Even after struggling for over a month to seek a stay on the release and screening of the controversial film in which director Shashi Lal Nair has allegedly used Manisha’s duplicate to shoot some “obscene sequences”, the film rolled on well and proper in Chandigarh today, just as it must have in many other Indian cities.

Warm response to Jan Shatabdi
Chandigarh, September 6
Months after announcement was made in the Railway Budget about the running of a fast train for the common man, Jan Shatabdi finally came chugging down the tracks from New Delhi in the evening today.

Additional Divisional Railway Manager B.K. Sonawane and other officials who boarded the Jan Shatabdi at Ambala cantonment railway station on Friday evening. — Photo Neeraj Chopra

Additional Divisional Railway Manager B.K. Sonawane and other officials who boarded the Jan Shatabdi at Ambala cantonment railway station on Friday evening

Banned eatables seized in raids
Chandigarh, September 6
In less than a week of the Chandigarh Tribune highlighting the violation of prohibitory orders by the road side vendors surfacing in the city markets after 8 pm to sell banned products, the Prevention of Food Adulteration Enforcement Staff of the Chandigarh Health Department today conducted raids to apprehend the violators.

Senior officials at loggerheads over voters list issue
Panchkula, September 6
Two senior administration officials here at loggerheads over Municipal Council electoral rolls.
With the District Development and Panchayat Officer, Mr Rajesh Jogpal, having suo-motu decided to scrutinise electoral rolls prepared under the SDM, Panchkula, Mr M.S. Yadav, as Revising Authority and later recommending verification of more than 12,000 votes, the undercurrents in administration have come out.

Property tax likely in Oct
Chandigarh, September 6
Tax on commercial and government property is likely to be imposed in October with the Property Tax Committee preparing all ground for the matter to be put before the Municipal Corporation in this month’s meeting.

MC rejects proposal to hire recovery van
SAS Nagar, September 6
The proposal to hire a recovery van for the police to tackle the problem of wrong parking was unanimously rejected by the general House of the Municipal Council at a meeting held here today.

Schoolchildren bowled over by Chautala
Chandigarh, September 6
The scales are clearly tilted in favour of the ruling “greens” of Haryana. Going by the “popularity vote” cast by students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, emerged as the most impressive of speakers and the green turbans hogged the limelight during this monsoon session.

Students of Vivek High School are all smiles after attending an entertaining Haryana Vidhan Sabha session in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan.
Students of Vivek High School are all smiles after attending an entertaining Haryana Vidhan Sabha session in Chandigarh

Police to seek ISO certification for woman support cell
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh Police has decided to get ISO-9001 certification for its Woman and Child Support Unit. The process for getting the certification had been initiated and teams from the Bureau of Indian Standards and the Confederation of Indian Industry, said the Superintendent of Police (Operations), Mr HGS Dhaliwal, here today.

Stress on tackling drug addiction
Chandigarh, September 6
Stressing the need for the adoption of a holistic approach towards tackling the evils of drugs and alcohol amongst youth, a workshop was organised by the Drug Awareness and Counselling Centre at the Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.

MC to spend  9 cr on projects
Chandigarh, September 6
The Municipal Corporation will spend Rs 9 crore in the next three months on development projects belying the impression that development during the period was going to come to a halt.

Andolan plans membership drive
Chandigarh, September 6
The Azadi Bachao Andolan and the Servants of the People Society in a press release here on Wednesday announced that the two organisations would work in unison for a series of lectures on national issues.

Inquiry sought into auction
Chandigarh, September 6
The BJP councillor, Mr Rajesh Gupta, today sought an inquiry into the auction of a commercial site much below the rate it was said to be fetching in the January 23 auction.


One crushed to death
Panchkula, September 6
A resident of Kedarpur village, Ramji Das Kohli, was crushed to death by a speeding truck (HR-37-5438) near Jullah village yesterday. A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered against the driver, Sajjan Singh, who has been arrested.

14 held in murder case
Panchkula, September 6
The Kalka police has arrested all accused in the gruesome murder of Radha Krishana at Paploha village near Kalka.
Fourteen persons — Amar Chand, Sucha Singh, Gomi Devi, Shyam Chand, Bhajan Lal, Devi, Kesho Ram, Ramesh Kumar , Jai Singh, Amro Devi, Sita Ram, Resho Devi, Mehar Chand, Sohan Singh and Kaushalya Devi have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC.

Goods worth 70,000 stolen from Sec 11
Panchkula, September 6
Cash and goods worth Rs 70,000 were stolen from a house in Sector 11 today. The burglary came to light only around 9 pm, when the owners came back from work.

Rape victim’s statement recorded
Chandigarh, September 6
Statement of the victim in the alleged rape case, which was today recorded before a judicial magistrate, could decide the further course of action by the police.


IBM to launch road show
Chandigarh, September 6
IBM India Limited has launched the IBM Bazaar, a 19-city roadshow, as part of its ongoing commitment toward providing efficient IT solutions to small and medium businesses.

Dara Singh visits Indian Oil outlet
Chandigarh, September 6
Renowned wrestler and film celebrity of yesteryear, Dara Singh, visited Indian Oil’s company-owned company-operated retail outlet along with the Chief Divisional Manager, IOC, Mr M.L.Toora. Dara Singh was impressed by the standard of housekeeping and services offered and the state-of-the-art facilities being provided at the retail outlet.


ICSSR Chairman’s stress on research
Chandigarh, September 6
Research is of paramount importance in identifying the priority sectors on the national agenda for future development. Setting the priorities right was the need of the hour.

Concern over dropout rate in rural schools
SAS Nagar, September 6
A campaign is being launched to bring about an improvement in the education sphere in the SAS Nagar and Kharar subdivisions. This was stated by Mr Birdevinder Singh, MLA, Kharar, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Freshers’ party at GGDSD College
Chandigarh, September 6
The freshers’ party at GGDSD College, Sector 32, was a thorough entertainer, here today, with the freshers’ being made to feel at home by the seniors.
The programme began with a welcome address by the Principal, Dr A.C. Vaid, followed by the lighting of a lamp. Ghazals, songs and dances, the function had it all.

Dhruv and Sonam, wave out to the students after being selected Mr and Miss Fresher respectively at a fresher’s part in GGDSD College, Sector 32 Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Dhruv and Sonam, wave out to the students after being selected Mr and Miss Fresher respectively at a fresher’s part in GGDSD College, Sector 32 Chandigarh, on Friday

Vocational course students given prizes
Chandigarh, September 6
As many as 260 women attended the prize distribution ceremony organised for the Stenography Vocational Training Course for women students by the Surya Foundation in collaboration with Social Welfare Advisory Board at Hallomajra here today.

Members of the Surya Foundation and Social Welfare Advisory Board at a prize distribution function at Hallomajra on Friday.

Members of the Surya Foundation and Social Welfare Advisory Board at a prize distribution function at Hallomajra on Friday

Bhagyatara award for Ganesh
Chandigarh, September 6
Panjab University has selected Dr K.N.Ganesh for receiving the Bhagyatara National Award for his contribution to synthetic organic chemistry.
The field of specialisation also covers “application of synthetic organic chemistry in innovative design and development of aligo-nucleotides and peptide nuclic acid analogues has potential anti-sense drugs”.

Workshop at school
Panchkula, September 6
A workshop on drug deaddiction was organised at Moti Ram Modern Public School by the district deaddiction centre today.


Principal’s pre-retirement transfer stayed
Chandigarh, September 6
If allegations in a writ petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court are to be believed, a polytechnic principal was transferred at the fag end of her career after earning the wrath of a minister’s personal assistant.

Four robbers get 4-year RI
Chandigarh, September 6
Four persons were today sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for four years in a robbery case by a local court. The four accused—Naveen, Rajinder, Vikas and Hari Kumar— were sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge.

Special Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, September 6
With a view to settle various cases amicably, including matrimonial disputes, summary cases involving traffic offences, a special Lok Adalat will be held in the District Courts Complex tomorrow.


An ensemble dedicated to women
Chandigarh, September 6
Streaks of self-consciousness fill her works and even though there are no titles hammered on to the canvases, Punita’s works speak for themselves. They stand in isolation to each other, telling a different tale at their respective levels.

A pleasant surprise in store
IPS Films, that have given super hits like Raja Hindustani, Kya Kehna and Raaz have returned to film making in a big way. The Tauranis are ready to take cinegoers by surprise with their new film ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ which opens on Friday at Piccadily, Chandigarh, Suraj, Panchkula. Starring Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Shergill, Rekha, along with Preity Zinta and Mahima Chaudhary, ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ is Tips’ fourth film of 2002.


Milkha to lead ‘run for eye donation’
Chandigarh, September 6
To mark the eye donation fortnight being observed all over the country from August 25 to September 8, the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital, Sohana, will organise a “Run for eye donation awareness” from Sukhna Lake to the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on September 8 at 7 a.m.

De-addiction programme
Kharar, September 6
The Rotary Club, Kharar, will organise a drug de-addiction awareness programme on September 7 at 9 a.m. in front of main police station, Kharar.
The programme is aimed to create awareness in younger generation about the ill-effects and dangers of drugs.


4 city sportspersons for Busan Asiad
Chandigarh, September 6
Four city-based sportspersons, including two girls, have made Chandigarh proud when their names were cleared by the Ministry of Sports for the Indian contingent for the forthcoming Asian Games to be held at Busan (Korea) from September 29.

Naveen emerges winner
Chandigarh, September 6
The penultimate day of the ongoing Chandigarh Snooker and Pool Championship being played here at Sector 26 saw the upset win of Naveen Khosla over Manish Srivasatava, the top seed, in the open snooker event. Naveen defeated Manish 35-79, 60-30, 47-63, 78-49, 66-24.


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 |