Sunday, November 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Traders scared like never before
Fear of large-scale retrenchment, huge losses
Chandigarh, November 9
Recent rent-law reforms have evoked criticism from traders of the Sector 17 market here. Properties rented out at more than Rs 1,500 per month have been moved out of the ambit of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act of 1949, meaning that such property will be strictly governed by the contract between the landlord and the tenant.

Rent Act amendment to boost real estate market in city
Chandigarh, November 9
The Chandigarh Administration’s move to amend the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, is likely to boost the stagnant real estate market in the city. A section of traders, who will not be any more able to exploit the landlords, are no doubt making a lot of hue and cry, but the property dealers, genuine traders and property buyers have welcomed the decision.

Evening OPD deadline: decision on Monday
PGI officials still have no clue

Chandigarh, November 9
With the date of the opening of the evening OPD in the PGI still uncertain, the Staff Council is to meet here on Monday to work out a way to introduce the facility as the Union Health Minister, Mr Shatrughan Sinha, wants.


  Catch the buzz on FM radio from today
Chandigarh, November 9
Chandigarh now shall have its share of unique FM radio experience, though in a limited way. Musitainment Network, the radio division of local PR agency, Core Communications Private Limited, shall be producing lively interactive programmes for the city listeners.

Man bears brunt of failed transplant

Chandigarh, November 9
“With my entire savings exhausted and my land sold off, I do not know from where money will come for the second kidney transplant as unfortunately, within a month after the first operation, there were complications and the kidney donated by my brother had to be removed,” says a depressed Kartik Sharma, who came here all the way from Assam in the hope of getting a new lease of life.

Kartik Sharma and his wife, Neeru, who ha
d come from Assam to the PGI in Chandigarh for his kidney transplant.

Kartik Sharma and his wife, Neeru, who had come from Assam to the PGI in Chandigarh for his kidney transplant.

Capt. Rohit KaushalMartyrdom day of Capt Kaushal on November 11
Panchkula, November 9
The seventh martyrdom day of Capt. Rohit Kaushal will be observed at his native village in Jalauli on November 11. The 27- year- old officer from 12 Rashtriya Rifles had attained martyrdom on November 11, while fighting Afghan militants in Gandoh area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir. 

With soft drink, get impurities free
Chandigarh, November 9
Three school children, all residents of Sector 20, walked in “The Tribune” office with an open can of a popular soft drink, this evening. Their grievance was that when the can was opened, along with cold drink it also contained some black substance.

Children’s Day to go commercial
Chandigarh, November 9
If you think the gift season concluded with Divali and would not begin again till Christmas, you are mistaken. Go to the card and gift shops spread throughout the length and breadth of the city. You will still find showrooms stuffed with presents. For those of you who still have not been able to guess the reason behind this commercial enthusiasm, Children’s Day is round the corner.

Chandigarh, no more City Beautiful
HE uncontrolled flow of migrant labour to Chandigarh is a drag on the civic amenities, medical and educational facilities of this wonderful city. Politicians are encouraging this to increase their vote banks and bureaucrats get a pat on their back for floating so many schemes for the uplift of the poor. In addition to funds from the Centre and the state, foreign aid is doled out by different funding agencies for poverty alleviation.

  • Norah Richards

  • Corrupt to the core


Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, November 9
A 50-year old woman, Prem Lata, allegedly ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Sector 8 here this morning. The police said that she was suffering from depression and was under going treatment at the PGI here.

Friend by accident, rapist by intent
SAS Nagar, November 9
The police is on the lookout for a Kharar resident who has been charged with raping his girlfriend and taking nude photographs of another girl. Both the girls are said to be friends and studying together in a college in Chandigarh.

Two held on theft charge
Chandigarh, November 9
The UT police has claimed to have arrested two persons on the charge of stealing motor cycle of one of their friends and the registration certificate (RC) of a motor cycle that belonged to another friend of theirs. They changed the number of the stolen motor cycle to that on the RC and tried to sell the vehicle, but could not succeed.

Jilted, girl ends life
Panchkula, November 9
A 14 -year -old girl, from Gorakhnath village near Pinjore ended her life after her lover reportedly refused to marry her. She had borne his daughter on November 6.


Finolex Industries launches PVC pipes in north
Chandigarh, November 9
Finolex Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of rigid PVC pipes, has launched PVC-U agricultural pipes and SWR sanitation systems in north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir. Finolex is the first PVC pipe-manufacturing company in India to receive the prestigious IS/ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Industries body issues show-cause notices
SAS Nagar, November 9
The Mohali Industries Association today issued show-cause notices to seven of its members for having allegedly gone beyond acceptable behavior and indulged in actions detrimental to the association’s image.

All about microwave cooking
Chandigarh, November 9
Ms Prabhjot Monga is here to make your life easier. So if you are having difficulty managing your house and kitchen she is available at Hotel South End where she, in collaboration with LG, is organising a workshop on microwave cooking.


Govt College to host youth fest
SAS Nagar, November 9
In an honour considered well deserved and much awaited, Government College, SAS Nagar here will be hosting the zonal youth festival, Punjabi University, Patiala, for the first time in 18 years of its existence.

Factors controlling monsoon discussed
Chandigarh, November 9
Important geological factors that control the advent of monsoon were the centre of discussions during a seminar on ‘From mantle to monsoon and other climatic changes’ at Panjab University here today. The seminar was conducted as a part of the ongoing deliberations at the 68th annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Mr S.K. Satheesh, Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, addresses participants at 68th annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Science at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Phoenix-2002 ends with exciting contests
Chandigarh, November 9
The second day of Phoenix 2002, organised by the GGDSD College, Sector 32, was marked by dumb charades sharads, laughing bytes, skits and a quiz, here today. The fest concluded with a promise to bring more exciting ideas and thrilling programmes the next time.

  • Seminar on women empowerment

1977 UBS batch revisits alma mater
Chandigarh, November 9
Students of the 1977 batch of the Panjab University Business School retraced their steps back to their alma mater today. The occasion was the silver jubilee reunion held in the department, organised by the UBS alumni.

Workshop for senior secondary schools
Panchkula, November 9
A two-day workshop and orientation programme was inaugurated for senior-secondary level in DAV Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 8, here. The orientation programme is being conducted in English, Hindi, political science and history. All senior secondary schools of Ambala zone participated in it.


Undertrial’s fast enters 9th day
Chandigarh, November 9
Fast by one of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination case in protest against the alleged human rights violation in the Model Burail Jail entered into the ninth day today. The counsel for the accused said Hawara was in critical condition due to lack of proper medical facilities in the jail. He said another accused in the case, Paramjit Singh, had also sustained serious injury on his head.

1,430 cases settled in special Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, November 9
An amount of Rs 30 lakh was awarded as compensation to litigants and as many as 1,430 cases were disposed of in a special Lok Adalat organised in the Sector 17 District Courts complex. In spite of the fact that a call had been given by the Bar Council of India to boycott the Lok Adalat proceedings, a large number of advocates attended the court.
The UT Additional and Sessions Judge-cum-member of permanent lok adalat, Mr Sant Parkash, the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, and the executive chairman of the UT State Legal Services Authorities and UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, dispose of cases in a special Lok Adalat in the District Court, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Lok Adalat, legal camp held
Panchkula, November 9
On occasion of Legal Services Day, a legal literary camp was organised at Madhana village in Morni block under the supervision of Legal Aid Counsel.


A flood of soul-stirring verses
Chandigarh, November 9
Tu agar darinda hai to yeh masaan tera hai...tu agar parinda hai to aasmaan tera hai... Slipping away from the shadow of words is impossible, especially when they come from the depth of Dr Ashok Chakradhar’s heart. 

Humorist Dr Ashok Chakradhar (centre) with exponents of ‘hasya ras’, Manjit Singh, Surendra Sukumar, Bhai Alhad and Dr Madhumohini Upadhyay, during a Hasya Kavi Sammelan in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Humorist Dr Ashok Chakradhar (centre) with exponents of ‘hasya ras’, Manjit Singh, Surendra Sukumar, Bhai Alhad and Dr Madhumohini Upadhyay, during a Hasya Kavi Sammelan in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Exponents bare nuances of Gwalior Gharana
Chandigarh, November 9
The second day the 25th Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan bared the richness of Gwalior Gharana of Indian classical music. Holding the forte were Shashwati Mandal Paul and Ulhas Kashalkar, who delved upon the nuances of Gwalior Gharana and weaved a tapestry of notes, that delighted the gathering at the Tribune-sponsored show.

Shashwati M. Paul performs on the second day of the 25th Tribune-sponsored Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Shashwati M. Paul performs on the second day of the 25th Tribune-sponsored Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, on Saturday.

Haryanvi wit at Plaza carnival

Chandigarh, November 9
One of the major aims of the Plaza carnival in Sector 17 is to present different cultures in a composite format to the masses. Living up to their this promise the Centre For Carnival Arts in association with Department of Cultural Affairs, Haryana Government and The Tribune, today presented a Haryanvi cultural show providing the audience an opportunity to witness not only the rich cultural heritage of their neighbourhood state but also the humorous side of it.

Girls perform Haryanvi dance at The Tribune-sponsored Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh
Girls perform Haryanvi dance at The Tribune-sponsored Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan 

Western film review
Old theme with startling twist
They should have called it “Crimes of Obsession” as Adrian Lyne’s latest offering, “Unfaithful” (Kiran), has obsession written all over it. The married woman ( Diane Lane) has a fascination for a stranger (Olivier Martinez) which will turn into a fixation and make her commit adultery.

A welcome change in Punjabi films
‘Jee Aayan Nu’ (Jagat) is a refreshing presentation, particularly in the arena of Punjabi movies, where the heavy budget has lent an artistic grace to a decent story of families living in the split cultures of India and Canada.

Brilliant exposition of Jaipur kathak
Chandigarh, November 9
It was an evening of sparkling exposition of Jaipur kathak gharana by Nandita Puri and her disciples. As melodies filled the Shantikunj air, everything fell into place to add beauty to form.


Preventive dentistry congress from Nov 14
Chandigarh, November 9
With almost 45 per cent of cancers being oral cavity ones, resulting from paan and gutkha chewing, reverse smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, the fifth congress of the Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry, beginning of November 14 at the PGI, will focus on these issues.

Big win for SGHM School
Chandigarh, November 9
Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38-D, trounced St Stephens Club, Sector 45, by 10 goals to 2, in the subjunior roller hockey first round match, in the Guru Harkrishan Skating Tournament here today.

Rohit Bajaj of the Blue Bird Skating Club, who secured first position in Rink Race-I event (10 to12 year age group) of the first Guru Harkrishan Skating Tournament-2002 held in Chandigarh on Saturday. 

Rohit Bajaj of the Blue Bird Skating Club, who secured first position in Rink Race-I event


Police gets modern gadgets
SAS Nagar, November 9
The SAS Nagar traffic police were issued speed-checking radars and breath analysers, here today. Giving this information, H.S. Bhullar, SP, said the traffic police wanted to make the methods of checking traffic violations more effective and these gadgets would help in making its work easier as well as accurate.


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