Sunday, September 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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CHB to remove unjust clauses
It’ll let many own flats, plots in city
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh Housing Board is to remove two clauses that make a number of local persons ineligible for owning the Chandigarh Housing Board flats or becoming members of group housing societies. The controversial clauses have been resented for long, but no action has been taken in the past two decades to remove these.

Prizes for reporting fake results
Move to forgive approvers
Chandigarh, September 14
Panjab University will look into cases of “fake results” to find out if any university official is involved in the racket. The PU Syndicate took a decision in this regard at a meeting here today.

‘Witch’ caught resurrecting child
Chandigarh, September 14
In a bizarre incident, the police today arrested a woman, Munni, on charges of practising witchcraft, which she was allegedly using to infuse life into the body of a seven -month- old infant, who had died two days back.



Police lays siege to seized narcotics
Cases solved years ago
Chandigarh, September 14
Around 820 quintals of seized samples of different forms of narcotics are lying in the malkhanas of Chandigarh Police. In some cases the suspects had either been acquitted or convicted long ago.

3 held for duping jeweller of Rs 4 lakh
Panchkula, September 14
The police has arrested three persons, including a woman, on charges of cheating and fraud. The three accused had duped a jeweller in Pinjore of gold jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh.

Remand  for cop in rape case
Chandigarh, September 14
A Head Constable of Chandigarh Police, Narvir Singh, who was arrested by the UT police in the rape case of Shimla-based girl, was today remanded in police custody till September 17 by a local court. He was produced before the UT Magistrate in the afternoon.


‘Society has accepted female foeticide’
‘Modify Act to end illegal abortions’
Chandigarh, September 14
In spite of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act that bans sex-determination tests, the number of abortions in India is high, with female foeticide virtually becoming accepted in our society.

Venkaiah takes up foreign-origin issue again
Chandigarh, September 14
The BJP today supported the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s salvo of foreign origin of the Congress President Sonia Gandhi with its President M. Venkaiah Naidu asking the Congress “who is foreigner — Sita or the Congress President?’’

The BJP President, Mr Venkaiah Naidu, being presented a siropa at Chandigarh on Saturday. The Himachal Chief Minister, Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chandigarh unit party president, Mr Yashpal Mahajan and a former local MP, Mr Satyapal Jain, are also seen in picture. — A Tribune photograph
The BJP President, Mr Venkaiah Naidu, being presented a siropa at Chandigarh on Saturday

BJP leaders for unity among partymen
Chandigarh, September 14
The national leadership of the BJP today referred to the infighting in the local unit and advised it to work unitedly to win the next Lok Sabha election. Addressing party workers here in the Chandigarh office of the party, Mr Naidu said: “Wrong things have happened in the party, which were not good for the party of a disciplined character.’’

Stress on use of Hindi in offices
Chandigarh, September 14
Paper reading, typing competition, notings and drafting in Hindi marked Hindi Divas celebrations in various government and non-government organisations here today. Most of the senior officers of the Income Tax Department, NWR, Chandigarh, were present at the office of the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Sector 17 here during the celebrations.

Park entrance used as garbage dump
SAS Nagar, September 14
Imagine stepping over a two feet high and 20 feet wide spread of filth and dirt just to go to a park. Don’t cringe in distaste, this is exactly what people, residing in Phase VII here, do everyday.

Governor releases “a Bouquet of Thoughts”
Chandigarh, September 14
The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today released Mr Robin Gupta’s book “A Bouquet of Thoughts”, a collection of poetry, essays and portrait gallery of outstanding personalities who made an impact on his life.

Book on ‘nazms’ by Dr Pannu released
Chandigarh, September 14
“Yeh behen bhi hai, beti bhi, biwi bhi aur ma bhi hai
Uljhi hai har rishton mein, par har rishte ki jaan bhi hai.”
When Dr B.K. Pannu Parwaz penned down this Urdu ‘nazm’, she probably had her own image in mind, because the description suits her the best. A retired professor and head of Government Medical College, Patiala, a poetess of repute, a vocalist who is equally adept with instrumental music and an art lover, Dr Pannu symbolises the epitome of womanhood.

‘Viva Italia’, a fest of pastas
There’s a whole range of pastas out there. Made by the chef right in front of you, as you like it. With your choice of veggies and herbs and masalas. And, yes. As you see him rustle up the Italian delicacy on the gas in a jiffy, you get a demo of the recipe that you can try to replicate at home for your kids and hubby. The place to go for a bite of fresh pasta is Hotel Maya Palace, Sector 35.

Govt must come to farmers’ rescue
HERE was a time when our country used to beg for food. Farmers, mainly from Punjab, with the help of incentives and support from the government, brought India out of the red. It was because of sincere and honest efforts of the farmers that India could become a food-surplus country.

Meeting to discuss progress of work on rail track
Kharar, September 14
A joint meeting of officers of the Railways, related departments and various panchayats was held here yesterday at Civil Rest House to discuss problems related with the construction of the Chandigarh-Kharar-Morinda rail track.

Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated
Chandigarh, September 14
Fancy dress competition and dance programmes were held on the concluding day function of the Ganesh Chaturthi. The devotees later participated in the procession for immersion of idols of Lord Ganesha from Sri Radhakrishna Mandir in Sector 47.

Children participate in a fancy dress competition on the concluding day of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations by the Kannada Sangha in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Children participate in a fancy dress competition


3 of a family booked for cheating bank
Chandigarh, September 14
A case of criminal breach of trust and cheating under various Sections of the IPC has been registered against three members of a family, allegedly for misusing a bank loan.

Stepfather suspected of killing child, absconding
Kharar, September 14
A five-year-old child of Mundi Kharar village in Kharar, had been missing ever since August 29, was allegedly murdered by his stepfather who reportedly threw him in a canal.

2 held for selling cars with fake registrations
Chandigarh, September 14
The Operation Cell of the local police arrested two persons for running a business of selling cars with fake registration number and seized one such car here this evening. The suspects, Major Singh and Bharpur Singh, were caught red-handed while allegedly selling a 1999 model Maruti Esteem car to a Sector 44 resident for Rs 90,000.


AirTel launches home delivery service
Chandigarh, September 14
AirTel Magic, pre-paid card from Bharti Mobile Ltd., today announced a home delivery service of magic starter kit and recharge coupons for all its customers in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula.

3 colleges close for day; stir continues
Chandigarh, September 14
From colleges, which have been abuzz with activity since college students went on strike, the scene of the agitation shifted to Panjab University here today, with three colleges — DAV-10, GC-11, and MCM DAV — declaring a holiday.

College students block traffic outside the Panjab University gate on the road dividing Sectors 14 and 15 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

College students block traffic outside the Panjab University gate on the road dividing Sectors 14 and 15 in Chandigarh on Saturday

Unusual story of music and love
UR'(Neelam) is a gracious exhibition of the gentle emotions of a music genius whose passion for music over-rides his passion for life. The pace of the story lags at places. However, the power of the music by M.M.Kareem overrides all handicaps and creates a presentation for the classes, if not the masses. Words penned by Nida Fazli enhance the 'lyrical' presentation.


Training workshop for disability prevention
Chandigarh, September 14
With inadequate attention being paid towards disability prevention and rehabilitation in the medical curriculum in India, the Orthopaedics Department of the Government Medical College and Hospital today started a training workshop for paramedical staff, as they are the ones who have maximum interaction with those affected with such problems.

‘Local bodies can play vital role in curbing AIDs’
Panchkula, September 14
The Haryana Minister of State for Health, Dr M.L. Ranga, today called for a missionary approach and urged chairpersons of zila parishads and panchayat samitis in the state to extend their cooperation for creating an awareness against the spread of AIDS.


7 teams reach knockout stage
Chandigarh, September 14
Seven teams made their entry into the knockout stage of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region, boys Kho-Kho Championship here today at KV, Sector 31.

St Xavier win Birla trophy
Chandigarh, September 14
The running trophy for the ‘Birla Sun Life Young Scholar Declamation Contest’ was bagged by St Xavier’s while the runner’s up running trophy went to DAV College, Sector 10, at a declamation contest held at St Xavier’s, here today.

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