Thursday, September 4, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Heavy rain exposes flaws in city’s planning
* Goods worth lakhs destroyed in Sector 19 market * 15 cm of rainfall recorded * Water pipeline bursts in Sector 42
Chandigarh, September 3

Chinks in the city’s planning were exposed again today as heavy rain since last night led to flooding of several houses and caused loss of goods worth lakhs to shopkeepers in a poorly designed Sector 19 market.

Residents of Phase V, SAS Nagar, wade through knee-deep water on a road flooded due to heavy rain on Wednesday morning
Residents of Phase V, SAS Nagar, wade through knee-deep water on a road flooded due to heavy rain on Wednesday morning. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Patients’ attendants left high and dry
Chandigarh, September 3
The UT Administration and the local authorities are busy sprucing up the Bhargava Auditorium at PGI, the venue for President Abdul Kalam's date with the city teachers, whom he will address here tomorrow.

24-yr-old raped near PGI
Chandigarh, September 3
A 24-year-old woman from Badheri was allegedly gangraped near the PGI by an autorickshaw driver and his two accomplices in the wee hours in the three-wheeler which she hired.

Katrina KaifNotice to Katrina on NIFD’s suit
Chandigarh, September 3
Katrina Kaif, a Mumbai-based model turned film actress, and three officials of Matrix Entertainment, Mumbai, have been issued notices for September 9 by a local court for allegedly violating a contract with the National Institute of Fashion Design’s head office at Chandigarh.

Power board draws flak on electronic meters
Panchkula, September 3
The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has pulled up the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) for failing to procure new electronic meters according to the metering plan submitted before the Commission, and replacing these without adhering to the procedure laid down in sales manual.

All presidential candidates have police record
* SOPU releases manifesto * Concern over ‘outside’ muscle power
Chandigarh, September 3
The road to presidentship at elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council meanders its way through the corridors of courtrooms and police lock-ups.


Reprieve for R.K. Sharma in VSNL case
Chandigarh, September 3
Punjab IGP S.K. Sharma’s brother R.K. Sharma, booked in June for allegedly running an illegal telephone exchange and causing an estimated loss of Rs 91 lakh to the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), was today virtually let off the hook with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) “withdrawing its assessment of loss" against him.

Protesting farmers refuse to meet minister

Chandigarh, September 3
Farmers protesting in Chandigarh against the privatisation of the power in the Punjab, today refused to meet Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, saying that the issue needs to be handled by the Chief Minister himself.

Farmers gherao the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission office in Sector 34 on the third day of their protest in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph

Farmers gherao the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission office in Sector 34 on the third day of their protest in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Residents complain of gas leakage
SAS Nagar, September 3
Residents of Mohali village complained of suffocation and irritation in eyes after an alleged leakage of gas from one of the plants of Ranbaxy laboratories here today.

Experts stress on importance of environment
Chandigarh, September 3
It is not a matter of chance that the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) chose India to coordinate its Asia project for integration of environment component in Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in schools across five Asian countries. 

Peace returns to Bal Bhavan campus
Chandigarh, September 3
Peace returned to the campus of Bal Bhavan Working Women’s hostel in Sector 23, where hostel inmates had boycotted the mess yesterday, while demanding the exit of their warden Shipra Chakravarty. Under the aegis of the Indian Council for Child Welfare, the hostel is currently working under a part-time warden, who joins duty daily at around 5 pm.

Seminar on cyber security held
SAS Nagar, September 3
A seminar for Army officers on cyber security and geo-informatics system was organised at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) here today.

Labs not equipped to detect toxins in food
Chandigarh, September 3
A local non-government organisation (NGO), Samadhaan, got a big shock when it was informed by two of the leading laboratories in the region that they were not equipped to carry out tests to detect the presence of toxic pesticides and insecticides in food samples.

Schoolteacher dies in road mishap
Chandigarh, September 3
Shashi Arora, a teacher in Air Force School, succumbed to head injuries today while her husband, Mr Satyapal Kumar, fractured his arm after a car grazed their scooter on the Sector 31 and 32 roundabout early today.

Radhashtami celebrated
Chandigarh, September 3
The local chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrated Radhashtami, the appearance day of Radha, at Hare Krishna Dham in Sector 36 today with enthusiasm and religious fervour.

Beauticians form body
Chandigarh, September 3
Beauticians operating from commercial establishments across the region, have joined hands to give a new look to the profession. For the first time, perhaps, the beauticians — running beauty parlours and salons in different cities — have formed an association to “build up a positive image” and to strengthen “themselves against all odds”.

Wooing city with Subway delights
Chandigarh, September 3
After Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins and Domino’s Pizza, another chain of international food stores has set shop in the city. Subway arrived on the scene on August 25 and ever since, a steady stream of customers has been visiting the joint in Sector 17, opposite Mehfil restaurant. Everyone’s been wanting to try the sandwiches and salads that have tickled the taste buds of foodies the world over.

Dr Vasudeva honoured
Chandigarh, September 3
Dr Bhisham Narain Singh, former Governor, Tamil Nadu conferred the Bharat Jyoti award upon Dr P.K.Vasudeva, Principal, College of Communication and Management, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh at a seminar on “National integration and economic growth” organised by the India International Friendship Society held in New Delhi last week.

Constable hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, September 3
Kuldeep Singh, a police constable posted with the Sector 31 police station was seriously injured last night when his motor cycle was hit by a Maruti van near Sector 48 along the dividing road of Sectors 46 and 47.

Coop bank staff stages gate rallies
Chandigarh, September 3
Employees of Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank and Punjab State Cooperative Bank are on war path for the past over four months against the state government’s decision to cut down their salaries. As part of their agitation, they staged gate rallies today during lunch time in front of their respective head offices and branches all over the state.

Kalam’s security arrangements checked
Chandigarh, September 3
Cars, medical staff and fire brigade today zipped on city roads, making the people believe that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had advanced his visit to the city by a day.

Failure to implement decision irks nurses
Chandigarh, September 3
The PGI Nurses Welfare Association has demanded allocation of direct bed patient care duty to all nurses in the institute so that health care does not suffer and a section of the nurses are not burdened with work.

Babla, Rana reinstated in CVM


Two thieves arrested
Chandigarh, September 3
In a joint operation, the Sector 3 police and the Crime Branch today arrested two youths in their early twenties involved in at least 20 cases of thefts from near the Rock Garden here today.

Man on rickshaw robbed of Rs 54,800
Chandigarh, September 3
At least two cases of snatching were reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.


Biz clips
Oakley eyewear launched
Chandigarh, September 3
Oakley has launched five models of trendy eyewear in India — Plate, Pocket, Spike, Yardstick and Big Square Wire. In addition to making a fashion statement. Oakley eyewear also provides total eye protection.


Teachers ecstatic over class with Kalam
Chandigarh, September 3
In less than 24 hours before President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s scheduled visit to the city, the teachers are enthused about his arrival. In fact, over 970 teachers from 25 government and 40 private schools in Chandigarh are doing their homework well to avoid any faux pas during the interaction with the President on Thursday.

Parents’ musical sojourn with tiny tots
Chandigarh, September 3
It is that time of the year when Strawberry Fields Kindergarten resonates with sound, music and rhythmic movements. Parents are taken gently into the `library’ and allowed to sit back and soak in the ambience readying themselves for the musical journey which is soon going to get them misty-eyed and sentimental. 

Symposium at PEC
Chandigarh, September 3
The local centre of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) will organise a two-day national symposium on “Emerging trends in networking and mobile telecommunication” from September 5 to celebrate the golden jubilee of IETE, coinciding with the silver jubilee celebrations of the IETE’s local centre, at Punjab Engineering College.

From Schools
Scholarship for Mohali school boy
Chandigarh, September 3
Rahul Babbar of Shivalik Public School, Phase 6, SAS Nagar, was selected for the National Talent Search Examination NTSE Scholarship from the Punjab region. The test was conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

NTT results: DAV school bags top positions
Chandigarh, September 3
DAV Model School in Sector 15 today bagged nine out of first 10 positions in the second and the fourth semester examinations of the Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) course. The results were declared by the UT Education Department on September 1.

College students block traffic
SAS Nagar, September 3
Students from various colleges blocked traffic near the Balongi Chowk here today in protest against a change in some rules of Punjab Technical University.

Students of various engineering colleges, Punjab, block the traffic in support of their demands at the state highway near Balongi on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph
Students of various engineering colleges, Punjab, block the traffic in support of their demands at the state highway near Balongi on Wednesday.


District Courts
PUSU chief Kang granted bail
Chandigarh, September 3
President of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) Malwinder Singh Kang, was today granted bail by a local court. He was granted bail by the UT Judicial Magistrate(First Class) on surety bond of Rs 15,000 in an attempt to murder case pending against him.

  • Matharu submits list of names

Appeal of Anand’s wife referred to another Bench
Chandigarh, September 3
Truth is in a state of suspended animation. Over 20 years after Deputy Inspector General (DIG) J.S. Anand’s body was found in the Sukhana Lake, his convicted wife’s appeal, along with that of two other relatives, is still pending before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Bollywood mania at NIFD
Chandigarh, September 3
Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Priety Zinta, Raveena, Urmila, Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi — they were all there, dancing to the thumping beats of rhythmic music. Visitors to "Bollywood mania fresher's party" held at the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) today had a gala time.

NIFD students take part in Mr and Ms Fresher contest held in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph

NIFD students take part in Mr and Ms Fresher contest held in Sector 26


Stress laid on quality of pharmaceuticals
SAS Nagar, September 3
The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry will have to adopt a culture of quality management and in-built quality with regard to all facets of the pharmaceutical operation in order to succeed globally.


Golf championship from Sept 12
Chandigarh, September 3
The Chandigarh Golf Association will hold the fourth Stroh Golf State Championship on September 12 and 13 at the Chandigarh Golf Club. The categories will include under-10, 11-12 years, 13-14 years,15-17 years and 18 years and above and in under-18 in girls section.

  • Weightlifting championship

  • Girls’ football camp

  • UT swimming tourney

  • Football camp

  • Badminton association


Speed up development, Adviser asks senior officers
Chandigarh, September 3
The issue of inadequate utilisation of budgetary allocation by various departments of the Chandigarh Administration was again raised yesterday at the senior officers’ conference of the Chandigarh Administration. The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh, has asked for speeding up matters related to the development of the city as the first five months of the financial year have already elapsed.


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