Tuesday, October 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Woman beaten up, set afire at
in-laws’ place

Kiran BalaDera Bassi, October 28
In a heart-rending incident, Kiran Bala, mother of a one-and-a-half-year old child, was allegedly set on fire after being given a sound beating by her in-laws in Shakti Nagar Colony along the Dera Bassi-Mukandpur road, near here, late last night.

Major groups release poll manifestoes
Chandigarh, October 28
Two major student alliances — the PUSU-HSA-HPSA and the SOPU-APUS — today released election manifestoes for the forthcoming elections to the campus students council.

Campaigning picks up in colleges
Chandigarh, October 28
Campaigning for the forthcoming elections to students bodies picked up in city colleges, here today, though most parties in the fray are yet to release their manifestoes. However, most finalise the panels for the colleges.



Student bodies booked
Chandigarh, October 28
All major students bodies contesting the forthcoming Punjab University Campus Students Council elections have been booked by the police for defacing public property.

Institute of Careers, Education opens
Chandigarh, October 28
To meet the challenge of shrinking participation of Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular in the central civil services, defence, management and the technical sector, the World Sikh Foundation started an Institute of Careers and Education at Zirakpur, near here today.

Demolition of LPG godowns put off
Chandigarh, October 28
The demolition of LPG godowns in the city has been kept in abeyance till the issue of rental and land for the resettlement of LPG godowns is reviewed by the Chandigarh Administration. An assurance in this regard was given by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd) to the LPG dealers today.

Surprise check at Estate Office
SAS Nagar, October 28
The Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA Mr Yashvir Mahajan, has taken a serious note of the reportedly red tape ridden functioning of the Estate Office here and according to sources pointed out in a report to the Chief Administrator, PUDA, the complacent role being played by the Estate Officer in getting work done from his staff.

Scooterist crushed to death
Panchkula, October 28
A 50-year-old scooterist, Pannu, was crushed to death by a truck in Old Panchkula this afternoon. The victim, a resident of Chikan village, was going on his scooter (HR-49- 5506) when the truck (HNS-2928) hit him from behind at the Majri chowk.

UT staff stir deferred
Chandigarh, October 28
The proposed strike by employees of the Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation on October 29, has been deferred, a press release of the Chandigarh UT, Subordinate Services Federation said today.


Typecast image has worked against me: Asrani
Chandigarh, October 28
The first impression that Asrani gave to the gathering which had patiently waited for him to inaugurate a gift shop in sector 17 here today was that he had denounced the materialistic world and was ready to take “sanyas”.

Comedian Asrani in a light mood after the inauguration of a shop in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Comedian Asrani in a light mood after the inauguration of a shop in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Monday

‘Use copper wires to cut power bills’
Chandigarh, October 28
Switch over to copper electric wires instead of aluminium if you want to reduce your power bill by 15 to 20 per cent. And by way of bonus, you will drastically reduce the chances of accidental fires at your homes and workplace due to short-circuit.

Abolish periphery control Act: Bir
SAS Nagar, October 28
The demand for the abolition of the New Capital Punjab Periphery (regulation) Control Act of 1952, that controls construction in 25 km around Chandigarh, has received support from the Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh.

Trust to host congregation
Ratwara Sahib (Kharar), October 28
The annual ‘Gurmati Samagam’ of the Vishwa Gurmati Ruhani Mission Charitable Trust will begin in Gurdwara Ratwara Sahib from October 30. The four-day event is devoted to Sant Waryam Singh, founder of the trust, who died on October 31, 2001.

From Green Hill to Tiger Hill
board near a forested hill about 50 km from Srinagar and close to Baramula reminds one of the Infantry Day which fell on October 27. The board reads: “In the ever-green memory of the brave soldiers of the Sikh Regiment who gave their lives so that Kashmiris might live in freedom.

  • SU 30 MKI induction
  • Meaningless sacrifices
  • Mirage gains acceptability
Implement accepted demands: employees
Chandigarh, October 28
Members of the co-ordination committee, comprising government, MC employees and workers, today held a rally in Chandigarh to seek implementation of their already approved demands.

UT and MC employees hold a rally in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
UT and MC employees hold a rally in Chandigarh on Monday

Notices to Haryana officials
Panchkula, October 28
Eminent freedom fighter and president of the Shivalik Vikas Manch, Chaudhary Sadhu Ram Saini has served a legal notice on Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Government of Haryana, District Magistrate, Panchkula and Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Haryana, for their alleged failure to destroy the cannabes growth in Panchkula, which has resulted in free availability of the drug to students.

Senior citizens honoured
Chandigarh, October 28
The Rotary Club of Chandigarh along with the Rotaract Club and the Inner Wheel Club today organised Divali celebrations with senior citizens of the city. Mr G.S. Anand, Mrs Oshima Rekhi and Mrs Sawtantar Kapoor, all senior citizens, were honoured for their contribution to society, according to Atma Ram Singh, president of the Rotary Club.

Sonia makes brief halt in city
Chandigarh, October 28
All-India Congress Committee President Sonia Gandhi today had a brief halt at the local airport en route for her rally at Mandi. Mrs Gandhi came by a private plane at 11.20 a.m. and took a helicopter to Mandi and returned by the same helicopter to board the stationed plane to Delhi at 2.40 p.m.

Dalits, ‘don’t’ celebrate Divali
Chandigarh, October 28
The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Minority Front, Chandigarh, today asked for Dalits to boycott Divali to register their protest against the Jhajhar killings.

BJP gen secy’s visit tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 28
BJP national General Secretary and spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will address workers of the local Minority Morcha on October 30. This was announced here today by local Morcha President Salim Khan, General Secretary Cornileus Jordan and in charge of Punjab and Himachal Dr Anwar Ali in a joint statement.


Youth commits suicide
Dera Bassi, October 28
A 24-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on the Issapur level-crossing, near Ram Mandir, here on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Vikash Jain, a resident of Adarsh Nagar Colony.

  • One killed

Two cars stolen
Chandigarh, October 28
Mr J.S. Ahluwalia, a resident of Sector 15, reported to the police that his Maruti car (CH01D 5308) was stolen from Sector 45 last evening. Mr Tejinder Kumar of Sector 20-C also reported that his Indica car (CH03F 2440) was stolen from his residence on the night intervening October 25 and 26. Two cases under Section 379 of the IPC have been registered.

  • Held for eve-teasing

  • One injured

  • Gambling case

  • ‘Pilferers’ held

Scooterist crushed to death
Panchkula, October 28
A 50-year-old scooterist, Pannu, was crushed to death by a truck in Old Panchkula this afternoon. The victim, a resident of Chikan village, was going on his scooter (HR-49- 5506) when the truck (HNS-2928) hit him from behind at the Majri chowk. The driver of the truck has been arrested and booked under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

  • Five arrested

  • Six booked


Now, Sec 17 traders plan festival
Chandigarh, October 28
With the city being gripped by shopping festivals’ fever, a Business Promotion Council (BPC) of Sector 17 traders has proposed a 15-day gala event combining shopping, cultural events, music and lot of prizes on the pattern of the Dubai festival.

RBI: high-interest schemes bogus
Chandigarh, October 28
The regional office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a press note issued here today, has said that public should beware of some fraud companies that are floating bogus schemes and trapping investors with the promise of unrealistic rates of interest.


PU youth fest begins today
Chandigarh, October 28
The Panjab University Zone-B Youth Festival is all set to take off tomorrow at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, with seven boys and co-educational colleges participating in the three-day fest. While the college is already buzzing with activity on account of preparations for the festival, the announcement of elections has only added to the festivities.

Software to manage time table
Chandigarh, October 28
There is good news for school managers and principals. A new software developed by an Ambala-based company is all set to revolutionise time table managements in schools of the region.

UGC’s gesture to teachers
Chandigarh, October 28
The University Grants Commission has decided to extend the date for doing refresher course for college teachers for promotions to December 31, 2004. In a letter to the Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, the commission says the teachers who are superannuating within the next three years be exempted from attending refresher courses.

Teachers plan awareness drive
Chandigarh, October 28
The All-India Secondary Teachers Federation, which held a meeting of its national executive here today to discuss various issues pertaining to education, has decided to intensify the countrywide movement to save the Indian education system and to ensure free, compulsory and quality education.

Munish, Hema win debate
Chandigarh, October 28
The team of Munish and Hema of DAV Model School, Sector 15, won the trophy for Mahatma Hans Raj Memorial Hindi Debate Contest at the all-India inter-state, inter-school cultural competitions at the 33rd Annual Festival Week at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

A participant of the solo-song contest performs in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, during the ongoing cultural week, on Monday. A Tribune photograph
A participant of the solo-song contest performs in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, during the ongoing cultural week

Schools closed in protest
Panchkula, October 28
Thousands of children studying in over 28 middle and high schools, affiliated to the Haryana School Education Board, in the district had an unannounced holiday today. These schools remained closed in protest against the shifting of the Board’ s sub-centre here.

Schools’ panel meets Adviser
Chandigarh, October 28
A delegation of the recognised Schools Management Association met the Adviser to Chandigarh Administration, Ms Neeru Nanda, regarding the framing of policy on allotment of school sites here today.

Pressure makes an achiever?
Chandigarh, October 28
A large number of well-known schools of the region participated in an inter-school debate competition organised by Eicher School at Parwanoo on Saturday to debate whether pressure makes an achiever.


MC told to fix areas for cracker sale
SAS Nagar, October 28
The Sub District Magistrate, SAS Nagar, has asked the Municipal Council to demarcate locations in the township where crackers will be allowed to be sold during pre-Divali days.

SI’s statement recorded
Chandigarh, October 28
The statement of the Sub-Inspector, Mr Neeraj Sharma, was recorded in Beant Singh assassination trial before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, in the special court room in Model Burail Jail.

Notices to factory outlets
SAS Nagar, October 28
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, SAS Nagar, has issued notices to two famous cloth factory outlets, operating here to strengthen their fire safety arrangements within a period of four days after which action may be taken against them which may even be the forcible closure of these outlets.


Savouring richness of regional music
Chandigarh, October 28
Even before the programme started, just by looking at the gathering, majority of which comprised the local celebrities in the field of art and culture, one could safely say that the second day of the Regional Music Festival at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16, was going to be a success.

Salil Bhat casts spell on kids
Chandigarh, October 28
Continuing with his recital on ‘Mohan Veena’ under SPIC-MACAY series, Salil V Bhat left the students and staff of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School in Sector 41, spellbound, here today.


Blood donation camp
Chandigarh, October 28
Markfed Blood Trust, an employees’ body of Markfed, organised a blood donation camp, today at its head office in Chandigarh in association with the PGI Chandigarh.


National judo meet begins
Chandigarh, October 28
The third CBSE National Judo championship began at Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 15, Panchkula, this morning. This four-day meet was inaugurated by Mr A.N. Mathur, Chief Secretary, Haryana, who stressed the need for giving equal importance to co-curricular activities alongwith academics. Mr G.P. Gautam, OSD, Sports, CBSE, New Delhi, was the guest of honour.

  • Inter-media badminton meet

  • Office-bearers

  • Throwball trials


CHB team gets house evicted
Chandigarh, October 28
A two-storey house in Dhanas, located on the western side of the city beyond the cremation ground, was got evicted by a team of the Chandigarh Housing Board today. According to sources, the house had been wrongly allotted in the first place and then sold off at a premium.

MC to hear charges against clerks
SAS Nagar, October 28
The cases of two clerks, allegedly involved in corruption, will be heard at the monthly meeting of the Municipal Council here tomorrow. The Vigilance Bureau had arrested Padam Prakash, a senior clerk of the MC, in August on the charge of corruption.

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