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Gupta’s police remand extended
Chandigarh, May 16
The suspended District and Sessions Judge of Jalandhar, R.M Gupta, was today further remanded in police custody. In a separate development, a local court has issued a notice to the CBI to file a reply in the case till May 19.

The supended Jalandhar District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.M. Gupta, coming out of the UT District Courts after being remanded in police custody by the UT CJM in Chandigarh on Friday.

The supended Jalandhar District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.M. Gupta, coming out of the UT District Courts after being remanded in police custody by the UT CJM in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

GOLDEN MOMENT: Rowers flex their muscles on the calm waters of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday morning.
GOLDEN MOMENT: Rowers flex their muscles on the calm waters of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday morning.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma



Loose overhead electricity wires hang precariously just at about human height in Mani Majra (left); and an electricity pole being taken into the boundary of the Sector 32-C rehabilitation colony (right).Electrocution waiting to happen in Sector 32 colony
Chandigarh, May 16
Residents of Sector 32-C Economically Weaker Section group houses are awaiting a possible electrocution like the recent one in Badheri.

Loose overhead electricity wires hang precariously just at about human height in Mani Majra (left); and an electricity pole being taken into the boundary of the Sector 32-C rehabilitation colony (right).
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Death in PGI: hope after 2 yrs of wait
Inquiry report to be sought
Chandigarh, May 16
After a wait of over two years, the family of Mohinder Kaur, who died due to the alleged negligence of the PGI doctors, can now hope to get justice.

MC’s help sought on illegal dental clinic
Chandigarh May, 16
In a bid to prevent illegal dental clinics being run in the city by unqualified persons from becoming potential health threat for spread of diseases like AIDS, the UT health authorities have sought the help of the municipal corporation.

Three commit suicide
Chandigarh, May 16
Two persons committed suicide in the city and one in Panchkula today. According to information available, 35-year-old Swaran Kaur, a resident of Khuda Lahora, who was admitted to the PGI last evening after she consumed some poisonous substance, died today.

Curb sale of property using power of attorney: Verma
Chandigarh, May 16
Explore the possibility to put a check on transfer of property through power of attorney as it has been done in Himachal Pradesh to prevent the loss of revenue and to plug other malpractices, said the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, while addressing a meeting of officers of the Chandigarh Administration today.

Rape of foreigner: special notice issued
Chandigarh, May 16
On being approached by the CBI, the Chandigarh Police today issued a special hue and cry notice to an NRI, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli. The NRI is wanted by the Interpol and the Scotland Yard for alleged abduction, rape and murder of 17-year-old British student, Hannah Foster in South Hampton on March 14 this year.


Police notice for absconding cashier
Chandigarh, May 16
After a month-long search for the absconding head cashier of the Sector 22 branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB), Raj Pal Chandoke, who had “robbed” his bank of Rs 20 lakh, the city police today issued a hue and cry notice for the head cashier.

Protesters damage liquor shop
SAS Nagar, May 16
Protesters damaged a liquor vend and broke liquor bottles in the Amb Sahib Colony in Phase XI here today. They demanded the removal of the vend from the residential area.

CHB drive targets 40 flats
Chandigarh, May 16
Carrying on with its drive against the illegal occupation of government land, a team of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) removed the illegal openings onto the main roads in Sector 47 this morning. More than 40 flats were targeted under the drive and the CHB team removed the doors of the openings.

An illegal opening from the backside of a house in Sector 47 onto the main road being demolished in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Demolition drive in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, May 16
A demolition drive was carried out by the enforcement wing of PUDA here today. Fifteen jhuggis and about 12 ‘khokhas’ were removed during the operation.

Centenarian celebrates 7th year of successful surgery
Chandigarh, May 16
Standing outside the first floor balcony of her residence in Sector 4, Panchkula, Kimkee Chaufla gazes at the world outside as it continues to change rapidly.

NCC motor cycle rally flagged off
Chandigarh, May 16
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) Sadbhavana motor cycle rally was flagged off to Meerut from here, this morning, to spread the message of national integration, spirit of adventure, develop esprit-de-corps and to promote the image of the NCC.

British Library celebrates third anniversary
Chandigarh, May 16
The prize distribution function marked the formal third anniversary celebrations of the British Library in Sector 8 this evening.

Marriage of a poor girl solemnised
Kharar, May 16
Marriage of a poor girl of Rangian village was solemnised by the local Rotary Club at Gurdwara Akali Daftar here on Wednesday.

Kharar phone subscribers to pay more
Chandigarh, May 16
Residents of Kharar would have to cough up extra money as compared to the residents of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula to call from their landline BSNL phones to the cellular mobile phone numbers.

Scribes condemn police action
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists has taken a serious view of the incident of misbehaviour with journalists covering the Frontier Mail tragedy.

Fungus in Coke bottle
SAS Nagar, May 16
A shopkeeper here has complained that foreign matter was found in a bottle of a soft drink which he supplied to a customer.

Funeral van given
Panchkula, May 16
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Mr S.K.Goyal, dedicated a van ‘Moksh Dham Vahini’, vehicle to carry bodies of the dead to cremation ground, here today.

Tribune employee bereaved
Chandigarh, May 16
Puran Chand, father of Tribune camera operator Subhash Chand, died after a brief illness at the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital here today.Mr J.S. Rahi

J.S. Rahi is Lions Club’s zonal chairman
Chandigarh, May 16
The president of the Lions Club, SAS Nagar, Mr J.S. Rahi, has been appointed zone Chairman of the Lions Club International District 321-F for 2003-04.

Save Sukhna Debate
he Tribune will organise an interactive session on measures to conserve the Sukhna lake. All those who have participated in the Save Sukhna debate published in these columns, are invited to attend the session which will be held at Nepli Forest Inspection Hut in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, near Suketri village, on Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 10 a.m.

Case for indexing rents
R SAPANDEEP SHARMA has hit the proverbial nail on the head when he says (Chandigarh Tribune, May 6, 2003) that to checkmate delaying tactics by briefless lawyers, the tenants should be made to choose between ejectment and market rent on the first date itself.

  • MC worsens matters
  • Ban mental stress
  • Be kind to animals
  • Revive camping site
  • Penny wise pound foolish



One held for abducting girl
Panchkula, May 16
The police has arrested Brijesh, a resident of CRPF Colony, Pinjore, on the charge of abducting a minor girl from Himshikha colony of the same locality.


SCL, PTU sign MoU
SAS Nagar, May 16
Synergising each others experience and expertise in their respective areas of operation, Semiconductor Complex Limited here (SCL) and Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that interalia envisages working together to introduce degree/diploma courses in the area of VLSI design, embedded systems or any other areas of mutual interest at various affiliated colleges of PTU.

Chitkara Institute gets ISO certification
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology founded by the Chitkara Educational Trust has received the ISO 9001:2000 global quality certification from ICL Limited, a certifying body with JAS-ANZ, a joint accreditation system of Australia and New Zealand.

‘Chabi ghumao Wagon R pao’

  • Maxima’s gold collection
  • Red Tape
  • Bajaj Auto

Home loans’ exhibition
Chandigarh, May 16
“Apna Ghar Utsav” — an exhibition by ICICI Bank — is offering on the spot home loans. Inaugurated at a sector 22 hotel, the programme will continue till May 18.


Students seek compensation from CBSE
Chandigarh, May 16
A number of students who had taken the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by the CBSE on May 11 in the city have formed a forum and appealed to the CBSE against the “considerable delay in distributing test booklets on the day of the exam.”

Colleges want vocational courses to go
Chandigarh, May 16
The vocational courses of the University Grants Commission started in the colleges affiliated to Panjab University in 1994 are witnessing a slow but sure death, except for a couple of cases.

Cheating case: PU yet to finalise findings
Chandigarh, May 16
Panjab University has not finalised its findings in a cheating case involving the wife of an IAS officer. Dr Sodhi Ram, the Controller of Examinations, said the university was still going through the details of the version of the accused party in reply to the complaint filed by the centre superintendent. A report is expected within a few days, he added.

Entrance test for B.Ed course
Chandigarh, May 16
Students aspiring to join B.Ed course in different B.Ed colleges in the city for the session 2003-04 will have to appear in an entrance test to be conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.Children of Golden Bells Public School take a splash in the school pool to beat the heat.

Swimming pool in school inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 16
Students of Golden Bells Public School, SAS Nagar can now beat the heat by taking a dip at the new swimming pool, inaugurated at the school today.

Children of Golden Bells Public School take a splash in the school pool to beat the heat.


Rapist refused bail
Chandigarh, May 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that releasing on bail a rapist, convicted for forcing himself on a 10-year-old, would be travesty of justice. Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar also dismissed the bail application filed by the convict.

  • Sarpanch case
  • Petition on creches' maintenance
  • Eviction stayed

Challan filed in Chopra murder case
SAS Nagar, May 16
The police filed a challan in the Chopra murder case at a Kharar court today.



BBC quiz show test on May 18
Chandigarh, May 16
If you wish to participate in a 32-episode quiz show to be aired on BBC World, get ready for the preliminary written test to be held on May 18 at St John’s High School in Sector 26.


Annual calendar of athletics events
Chandigarh, May 16
The Amateur Athletic Association of Chandigarh has released the annual calendar of various athletics events to be organised during the session 2003-2004.

City’s maiden attempt to promote hockey
Chandigarh, May 16
The city today made a maiden attempt to join the global campaign to popularise hockey with St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in association with the Sports Authority of India, and Sector 18 Sports Training Centre, holding a hockey awareness campaign.

HAFED to set up badminton academy
Chandigarh, May 16
In a step, which would give boost to badminton in Haryana, HAFED has adopted badminton. This was revealed by Mr Devendra Singh, Managing Director of HAFED, who is also the president of the Haryana Badminton Association (HBA).


Rs 3 cr water supply scheme for Pinjore
Panchkula, May 16
The district administration will spend Rs 2.86 crore on a water supply scheme for Pinjore. The project is almost over and laying of a pipe- line is under progress.Top

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