Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Cong men ‘assault’ SAD supporters
Chandigarh, March 24
The election of office-bearers to the Nagar Panchayat of Zirakpur today took a violent turn when some Congressmen allegedly assaulted a former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh and certain Municipal Councillors of his group and a number of his supporters with lathis and chairs.

City loses one life to TB each day
Chandigarh, March 24
Incredible but true. Everyday a person dies of tuberculosis in the city. This is not all. About 15,000 residents are suffering from the disease in city. The figures have been released by the Directorate of Health Services.

No move to privatise power sector
Chandigarh, March 24
The Chandigarh Administration said today that there was no proposal to privatise power sector in Chandigarh and added that the principle of “no work no pay” would be strictly enforced if the employees went on strike on the call of the UT Powermen Union on March 26.


Om Cricketai Namah...
Chandigarh, March 24
The defeat of India in the Cricket World Cup in South Africa on Sunday night has left many red faces in the city’s considerable community of astrologers. In the process, as one Panjab University don puts it, they seem to have made out a strong case for evolving a scientific temper among the people rather than blindly believing them in future.


MC panels: Cong men may be elected unopposed
Chandigarh, March 24
Election of Congress councillors and their supporters as chairpersons of six Municipal Corporation House committees remained a mere formality with no nomination being filed on the last day today against Mr Pradeep Chhabra, Mr Sohan Lal, Mr Balraj Singh, Ms Harpreet Kaur, Ms Shyama Negi and Mr Dildar Khan.

‘Try’ Bush, Blair for war crimes
Chandigarh, March 24
Samajwadi Party workers here today burnt effigies of the US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in protest against the US attack on Iraq.

Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal (United) burn effigies of Mr George W. Bush and Mr Tony Blair at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan
Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal (United) burn effigies of Mr George W. Bush and Mr Tony Blair

Ex-servicemen sore at health schemes
AVING got used to medical treatment at military hospitals during their service and after retirement, the ex-servicemen are averse to going to any other hospital for medicare. For this reason they are sore about the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), which will be implemented shortly.

Land of entertainment for the British
Curiosity, the old saying in English goes, killed the cat. In the case of the Europeans though, curiosity about far-off people and places helped them rule the world. Those numerous adventurers and merchants who sought to explore the farthest corners of the known world and returned with riches further encouraged those who would desire to undertake similar adventures into the unknown.

Insensitive police force
long with other attractions of Chandigarh such as Rock Garden and Rose Garden, must be added the rather dubious distinction of the city having one of the most insensitive police forces. If things continue in this fashion, people from all over the world will visit the city to see the latest ‘amusing’ schemes that our police officers manage to think of and to take a look at policemen in action in our city.


Rs 1.5 lakh stolen from Sec 2 house
Panchkula, March 24
Cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh were reportedly stolen from the Sector 2 residence of a grocery wholesaler of Chandigarh today. According to information available, Mr H.C. Chawla, a resident of House No. 372, was away for work along with his wife in the morning, when the burglary took place.

5 teenagers held


Students’ strike affects institute work
SAS Nagar, March 24
Students who had been called from far-off places for checking their documents relating to eligibility for the PMT and CET examinations at the Ambedkar Institute of Careers and Courses had to go back disappointed as they were not allowed to enter the building by protesting students of the institute here today.

SOS kids celebrate success 
Panchkula, March 24
For the inmates of SOS Children’s Village, Bal Niketan, it was a day of grand celebrations. The building had been adorned with colourful buntings and music filled the air as the inmates celebrated the super success of one of the inmates, Ravinder Singh, this evening.

Ravinder Singh, his wife Renu, and son Deven share Ravinder’s success with children of SOS Village, Bal Niketan, in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph.
Ravinder Singh, his wife Renu, and son Deven share Ravinder’s success with children of SOS Village, Bal Niketan

PU despatches roll numbers
Chandigarh, March 24
Panjab University has despatched roll numbers for the forthcoming annual examinations to the colleges concerned in the case of regular students and to residences of private candidates, an official press note said here today.

PU admn to enter computer age
Chandigarh, March 24
The Panjab University administration has decided to go in for complete computerisation. The decision in this regard has already been cleared by the Syndicate recently. The Senate is expected to clear it.

PU IAS centre counselling programmes
Chandigarh, March 24
The Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, will start test-oriented counselling programmes for PCS (Judicial), HCS (Judicial), HCS (Executive) and CSIR/UGC(NET) in April, according to Dr R.K. Mahajan, Coordinator of the centre.

Fire in hostel room

Geography— About Algeria
ocated on the Mediterranean Sea in north-west Africa, Algeria shares its eastern borders with Tunisia and Libya. On its west lie Morocco and Western Sahara and to its south lie Mauritania, Mali and Niger.


Bank directed to attach HUDA’s account
Panchkula, March 24
The District Consumer Forum has directed to attach a bank account of Haryana Urban Development Authority at Punjab National Bank, Mani Majra branch, after HUDA failed to comply with the forum’s orders of February 19, 2002.

Bail plea dismissed in betting case
Chandigarh, March 24
A bail plea moved by Rishi Goyal, allegedly involved in betting on a World Cup cricket match, was today dismissed by a local court. The bail plea moved by the suspect was dismissed by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr J.S Klar.


Tennis circuit gets under way
Chandigarh, March 24
The first-ever tennis circuit organised by Total Tennis Academy began at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr Amar Pal, Director, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). This four-day tournament is being held in junior section initially and later senior circuit will begin after March 27.


Nine shops demolished


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