Tuesday, October 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Admn may take over road repair work
Chandigarh, October 14
Seeing the worsening condition of roads in the southern sectors the Chandigarh Administration may take upon itself the responsibility of repairing and re-carpeting certain key roads which are in a bad shape and have been reduced to no more than a rubble.

College hostel rooms to have phones
Chandigarh, October 14
The local Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Sector 32, is all set to bring telephone services to the hostel rooms of the students. It will be the first institution in the city to extend the facility to the students. The college is likely to have the telephone facilities in each hostel room within the next fortnight, Dr A.C.Vaid, Principal, said while talking to the Tribune.

BSNL mobiles in city by month-end
Chandigarh, October 14
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will provide “seamless” GSM mobile connections in 35 cities of Punjab and Chandigarh within a week as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee launching the nationwide service from Lucknow on October 19.


Fire Dept steps up vigil to check freak fires
Chandigarh, October 14
Around a decade ago, a stray rocket from a burning effigy of Ravana had landed on the rooftop of a shop in Sector 17 shopping arcade. Within seconds, the packing material caught fire. The blaze was brought under control but not before several fire-tenders were pressed into service for controlling the flames.

B.K. Roy sworn in as CJ
Chandigarh, October 14
Mr Justice Binod Kumar Roy — a sitting Judge of the Allahabad High Court — was today administered oath as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the Punjab Governor, Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob, nearly a month after his predecessor Arun B. Saharya retired on attaining superannuation. Following his appointment, the number of High Court Judges has increased to 32 against a sanctioned strength of 40.

Fight evil in society: Jacob
Chandigarh, October 14
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today called upon the people to fight evil in the society as initiated by “Maryada Purshottam” Lord Rama.

Dasehra greetings
Chandigarh, October 14
The Punjab and Haryana Governors and Chief Ministers today extended greetings to the people on the eve of Dasehra. Punjab Governor J.F.R. Jacob asked the people to fight the evils in society as initiated by Lord Rama.


‘Stitches of Love’ on display
Chandigarh, October 14
Aparna, a spiritual service-oriented organisation which has trained more than 1,750 rural women in exquisite hand embroidery under the income-generation programme, is holding a “Stitches of Love” exhibition and sale in Chandigarh from October 16 to 22.

Fairs & festivity rule the city
Chandigarh, October 14
One string of celebration is paving way for the other. As the Divine Mother gets ready to behead demon Mahishasura, the city markets wear a beautiful face to welcome the auspicious tenth day of Dasehra that marks the triumph of good over evil. And while history and mythology repeat themselves in the name of Dasehra, the modes of celebration in the city beautiful are not so repetitive.
An effigy of Ravana being erected on the eve of Dasehra at the Sector 46 ground
An effigy of Ravana being erected on the eve of Dasehra at the Sector 46 ground in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan 

2 idols installed at Mansa Devi temple
Panchkula, October 14
On the occasion of Ram Navami, two idols of goddess Mahakali were installed at Mata Mansa Devi Shrine complex in Sati Mandir and Patiala mandir today. Stating this here today, the Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Jyoti Arora, said “prana parthishthapana” ceremony of both the idols started on October 10 and lasted four days.

Body voices demands of the blind
Chandigarh, October 14
The National Federation of the Blind (Punjab branch) held a rally on the occasion of the International White Cane Day here today in front of the directorate of Social Security, Punjab, Sector 34, a press note said.

Members of the National Federation of the Blind, Punjab, protest in front of the office of the Director, Social and Women and Child Development, Punjab, in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the National Federation of the Blind, Punjab, protest in front of the office of the Director, Social and Women and Child Development, Punjab, in Sector 34

Medicare for ex-servicemen
N this column on September 24, we brought out that Dr (Brig) M.L. Kataria was in the process of establishing a Veterans’ polyclinic for the ex-servicemen at SAS Nagar. Christened as Defence Veterans Polyclinic, this set-up has started functioning in the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, SAS Nagar. Brig Kataria’s dream seems to be coming true fast, thanks to the benevolence of the donors and the team of dedicated ex-AMC doctors.
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Transformer hangs precariously
Mullanpur-Garibdas, October 14
A transformer hanging precariously on a damaged concrete pole in the village is feared to collapse anytime and thus endangering human and cattle population. The village link road (adjacent the Ratwara Sahib road) on which this transformer is erected is water logged for the past one month and making movement of vehicles difficult.
This electricity transformer perched on a damaged concrete pole in Mullanpur-Garibdas village poses a threat to the lives of passersby
This electricity transformer perched on a damaged concrete pole in Mullanpur-Garibdas village poses a threat to the lives of passersby. — Tribune photo Karam Singh  

Visitors receive a ‘smelly’ welcome
Chandigarh, October 14
Visitors today had a ‘’smelly’’ welcome to the city with a leakage in a treated water pipeline on the Tribune roundabout. A part of the road was drenched by possibly a leaking tertiary waterline supplying treated water for gardening and agriculture use. Most of the vehicles were seen being driven away by the strong smell of the leaking water. 

A broken waterline on the Ambala road near The Tribune roundabout. — A Tribune photograph
A broken waterline on the Ambala road near The Tribune roundabout

Nod to hydraulic ladder purchase
Chandigarh, October 14
The Fire Committee of the Municipal Corporation today expressed surprise at the ignorance of Fire Department regarding availability of any allocation from the Centre under the Disaster Management Fund created after the Gujarat earthquake.

Panel for vacation of community centre
Chandigarh, October 14
The Art, Sports and Culture Committee of the Municipal Corporation here today favoured getting the Sector 23 community centre vacated from the occupation of the National Nutritional Programme finding its staff using the corporation property for “personal” use.


Stabbing case: victims’ condition stable
Chandigarh, October 14
The condition of Jaspal and Davinder, who have been admitted to the PGI with stab wounds, is stable. While Jaspal is still in the Emergency Ward, Davinder has been shifted to the Male Surgical Ward. One person died and four were injured after they were attacked with knives and batons in Sector 7 on Sunday.

1 booked for impersonation
Kharar, October 14
The local police has registered a case under Sections 419, 420 and 506, IPC, against Y.P. Malik of Chandigarh for impersonating as a leader of the Youth Congress and accepting money from a person on the promise of securing job for him.

Mystery shrouds girl’s death
Chandigarh, October 14
A teenaged girl, Maria, employed as a domestic help in a Sector 33 house, died under mysterious circumstances here today. According to police sources, she was rushed to the PGI early today where she died around 6.30 am.


Modes to enhance industrial productivity discussed
Chandigarh, October 14
Various modes for in-house training to enhance the productivity of any industrial unit were discussed at length by Mr Dolf Joekes from the Netherlands who is on a visit to Diplast, a leading PVC pipe manufacturing company, here today.


Students pledge to be better human beings
Panchkula, October 14
Students of Gurukul of Sector 20 here celebrated Dasehra in a unique manner today. They wrote down one bad habit each of theirs on pieces of paper, which were then put inside an effigy of Ravana, the symbol of evil, before it was set on fire by Ms Ritu Chaudhary, City Magistrate, Panchkula.

Spreading message of population control
Chandigarh, October 14
The population week celebrations organised by the State Institute of Education concluded with a “Nukkad Natak” staged by students of ETT class and tiny tots of Government Model High School, Sector 34, that highlighted social evils like large family, gender bias and female foeticide.


Prohibitory orders on sale of crackers
Chandigarh, October 14
The District Magistrate, Mrs Jyoti Arora, has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144, Cr PC, placing certain restrictions on the sale, storage and carrying of crackers, explosive material and fireworks in view of the approaching Divali festival.

Law Bhavan issue resolved
Chandigarh, October 14
The issue related with the objections raised by some of the members of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana regarding construction of ‘Law Bhavan’ has been resolved by the council in its emergent meeting. This information was given by the Secretary of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Mr C.M. Munjal.


Tale of Durga & plight of girl child
Chandigarh, October 14
Under the aegis of Punjabi magazine “Preet Lari” which has been celebrating its 70th year of publication, members of Mask Theatre Group today presented a street play on the issue of female foeticide. Relating the script with the ongoing festivity of Navratras and now Dasehra, the actors underlined the need to do away with the bias against the female child and the need to welcome a girl child into the world with respect.
Goddess Durga is shown punishing the advocates of female foeticide in a play staged by the Mask Theatre Group in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photograph
Goddess Durga is shown punishing the advocates of female foeticide in a play staged by the Mask Theatre Group

Woman’s struggle comes to fore
Chandigarh, October 14
Mohan Rakesh’s much popular play “Aadhe Adhure”, a story on family conflicts and the desperation and frustration associated with the bondages within the family, was presented in yet another form at Tagore Theatre today. 

A scene from a play, “Aadhe Adhure”, staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.— A Tribune photograph
A scene from a play, "Aadhe Adhure", staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

Defining ‘their’ kind of music
Chandigarh, October 14
Just talking to them is enough to put a smile on your face. As Vineet and Navdeep Singh of Balle Balle Boys — the Bangalore-based Punjabi pop group — talk animatedly about ‘their’ kind of music, you cannot help but agree with them that there is a need for comedy in life. And if that comedy comes in a hummable way, you could not have asked for more.


Students educated on water-borne diseases
Chandigarh, October 14
Preventive measures for water-borne diseases were highlighted by Dr Anil Garg, Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, during his talk at the ongoing NSS camp being organised by the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.


DAV paddlers win laurels
Chandigarh, October 14
Mahima and Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, cornered glory for their school when they captured the below 14 and below 16 girls titles in the individual event of the CBSE Cluster XI Table Tennis tournament which concluded here today. Ramanpreet Kaur of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, was the proud winner of below 19 girls section title.

CGA pitch & putt contest
Chandigarh, October 14
The CGA Golf Range is organising a pitch and putt competition on October 20 at the CGA Golf Range. The competition will start at 8 a.m. Entries may be sent to Mr Jesse Grewal, Director, Hero Honda Golf Academy by October 18.


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