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UT gets power from eastern grid
Chandigarh, September 13
The Central Government today marginally hiked the allocation of power to Chandigarh. City residents continued to reel under rotational and unannounced power cuts.

Power cuts
Industry in Mohali to lose business
Mohali, September 13
Mohali industries stands to lose business worth several crores every day following the Punjab State Electricity Board’s announcement to impose a two-day compulsory power holiday every week with immediate effect. 

Outcry over water
Chandigarh, September 13
Carrying empty buckets, activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parisad (ABVP) organised a rally in protest against the paucity of water in hostels of Panjab University, here today.

Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad take out a protest rally against the shortage of water in hostels at Panjab University campus
Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad take out a protest rally against the shortage of water in hostels at Panjab University campus on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


HUDA gains, applicants lose
Mansa Devi scheme yields Rs 2.6 cr interest per month
Panchkula, September 13
Over 34,000 applicants have invested Rs 465.103 crore with Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for the allotment of residential plots in Sector 2 and 6 of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC).

Inspector’s son beats up CTU driver
Chandigarh, September 13
Traffic was blocked for sometime this evening by CTU employees at the roundabout separating Sectors 23, 22, 35 and 36 when a driver was beaten up allegedly by an inspector’s son and his friends.

Farmers protest against inflation, rising prices
Chandigarh, September 13
As inflation has started hitting them hard, farmers today came out on roads to protest against the rising prices of various agricultural inputs and other essential commodities. Agitated over the upward trend in the prices of diesel, pesticides, seeds, various fertilisers and implements etc, thousands of farmers, including large number of women, from Punjab held a demonstration here under the banner of Kisan Sangharash Samiti, a united front of various farmer organisations.

Teachers who help students cheat in for trouble
Chandigarh, September 13
Teachers encouraging students to cheat during the supplementary examinations being conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) are in for trouble. The PSEB authorities have been assured by Punjab's Education Department that strict action will be initiated against the instructors caught helping the students during the exams.

A noble gesture
Coming to the rescue of a student putting up in Malout, the board authorities today permitted her to take plus II English examination in a Mohali school. The student was issued a roll number this morning. As it was not possible for her to reach her home town on time to take the paper, she was ferried to a school in 3-B I in an official vehicle.

Herbal medicines have side effects: PGI study
Chandigarh, September 13
Contrary to the general perception that the herbal medicines are free from any side effects, the PGI study suggests otherwise. In the first of its kind a research done in India which establishes the effect of herbal medicines on genes, it has been found that the effect of the herbs on human body are far too profound and deep and a combination of the ayurvedic medicines with the allopathic medicine is extremely dangerous for the patients.

A local social organisation “Pratibimb” which organises religious quizzes in the city, has now been providing inputs on religious talk numbers of a leading mobile operator in Punjab.
  • Road or deathtrap
  • Teacher honoured
  • Morale booster
  • Road or deathtrap
  • Teacher honoured
  • Morale booster
  • Loyalty to boss
  • Senior ‘fun’


Muslim family walled in, no arrest so far
Dera Bassi, September 13
Tension continues in Haripur Hinduan village, located along the Dera Bassi-Barwala road, about 5 km from here, following the construction of a brick-wall blocking the main door of the house of a Muslim family.

Admn may allow sale of society flats after 5 years
Chandigarh, September 13
The Chandigarh Administration is contemplating allowing the sale of co-operative housing society flats after a lock in period of five years from the date of allotment and also allow substitution of members based on an open draw of lots while charging a fee for the same. This will legitimise sale of such flats.

Residents’ bodies to identify hawkers, workers
Chandigarh, September 13
The Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) of the city will identify cable TV workers, hawkers, rehriwalas and others operating in a particular area. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the senior police officers and the representatives of the RWAs.

Verma for bylaws to ban slaughter of chicken in sectors
Chandigarh, September 13
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today asked the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, to frame bylaws to ban slaughter of chicken within sectors of Chandigarh.

Petrol stations ignore fire safety norms
Mohali, September 13
Non-compliance of fire safety norms for petrol stations seems to be the order of the day in Mohali. No petrol station in Mohali is fully equipped to deal with a fire-related mishap effectively, risking lives and property worth crores.

Construction in progress at a petrol station in Mohali even as it is open. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Construction in progress at a petrol station in Mohali even as it is open

Fauji Beat
Western Command creates history
THE Western Command celebrates its 57th anniversary on September 15. It was raised at Delhi as Delhi and East Punjab Command on September 15, 1947, and was re-designated as Western Command on January 18, 1948.

More auto-rickshaw drivers join stir
Mohali, September 13
The strike of auto-rickshaw drivers in Mohali intensified today with auto-rickshaw drivers of Panchkula, Dadu Majra, Dhanas and other nearby areas joining it. Till late last night autos coming from Chandigarh side were stopped from entering the township and some of these were even impounded by members of the SAS Auto-Rickshaw Union that is leading the strike in Mohali.

NIPER scientist to be awarded
Mohali, September 13
Prof Ramesh Panchagnula of the Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), has been selected for the ‘Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) Scientist Award’ for year 2004.

100-minute ordeal for residents of Panchkula
Panchkula, September 13
As power crisis worsens in the state, residents of Panchkula are feeling the heat, literally. Dealing with the shortage of power in the state, the Haryana Power Utilities has now alloted time slots for imposing power cuts.

23,000 residents to get reprieve from paying house tax
Panchkula, September 13
Over 23,000 residents of the township will get a reprieve from paying house tax and fire tax during the year 2004-05. This was stated by the Executive Officer of Municipal Council, Mr O.P. Sihag today.

Residents demand recarpeting of roads
Chandigarh, September 13
Members of the Southern Sectors Residents Welfare Federation, Chandigarh, presented a memorandum listing over 15 demands to Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP in a thanks-giving function in Sector 44-C, today.

Vishakhapatnam MC team meets Mayor
Chandigarh, September 13
A 32-member team of councillors from Vishakhapatnam MC, were bowled over by the cleanliness and greenery of the city. During their interaction with the Mayor, Ms Kamlesh, the councillors were all praise for the “well-maintained” city.


4 booked for illegal plot sale
Chandigarh, September 13
A former sarpanch, a panch and a brother of the sarpanch of Kishangarh were today booked for violating the Periphery Control Act. Rammurthy of Mani Majra was also booked in the same case.

Jeweller freed from police custody
Chandigarh, September 13
A warrant officer today got a person in illegal custody at the Sector 39 police station released. The family of a jeweller, Vijay Puri, alleged that he was in police custody for 10 days. The SHO of the police station denied this, saying he was called this evening after a thief said he had sold stolen property to the jeweller.

3 injured in accidents
Panchkula, September 13
Three persons were injured in two road accidents today. Jai Lal, a scooterist, hit a fruit rehri, and its owner, Somveer, in Sector 21. Both persons were seriously injured and were rushed to General Hospital, Sector 6. Jai Lal was later referred to PGI, Chandigarh. In another case, a 48-year-old woman, Savita, was injured after she was hit by a vehicle near the Dhakauli barrier.

Accident victim dead
Mohali, September 13
Kewal Krishan, a production manager with a plywood company at Bhago Majra, died at the PGI today, succumbing to injuries sustained in an accident at Mohali on September 10 Kewal Krishan and his two children were injured in an accident near Dara Studio.

10-year-old raped
Chandigarh, September 13
A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 20-year-old cotenant in a house at Mani Majra. The alleged rapist Sanghi, alias Sanjay, has been arrested on the complaint of the victim’s mother. The police also got the girl and the boy medically examined at the Sector 16 General Hospital.


Doordarshan plans DTH telecast
Chandigarh, September 13
The days of poor quality TV programmes marred by snowy pictures and indecipherable sound reaching you through your local cablewallahs may soon become a thing of the past.


Display of varsity merit list, demand candidates
Dera Bassi, September 13
Confusion prevailed at the venue for counselling for admission to various dental colleges affiliated to Baba Farid University, Faridkot, at the National Dental College, Dera Bassi, here today. Agitated parents and their wards raised slogans and protested against the university management and the state government for not displaying the merit list of shortlisted candidates.
Agitated parents and their wards raise slogans against the authorities of Baba Farid University, Faridkot, for not displaying the merit list of shortlisted candidates
Agitated parents and their wards raise slogans against the authorities of Baba Farid University, Faridkot, for not displaying the merit list of shortlisted candidates, at National Dental College, Dera Bassi, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Third phase of PU senate poll
Chandigarh, September 13
Voting for the professor, readers and lecturers constituency was held in the third phase of elections of the Panjab University Senate at the Law auditorium on the campus here today.

Scene outside the Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, during the poll for the lecturer, reader, professor constituency of the Senate on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Scene outside the Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, during the poll for the lecturer, reader, professor constituency of the Senate

College students threaten boycott of indirect elections
Chandigarh, September 13
The Joint Action Committee, comprising representatives of various colleges, today threatened to boycott indirect elections to students’ councils of colleges. The committee said it would ensure that no student participated in indirect elections.

Orientation programme for freshers at PEC
Chandigarh, September 13
An orientation programme was held for freshers at Punjab Engineering College today. Welcoming the newcomers, the Director-ad-interim of the PEC deemed university, Dr Baljeet Kapoor, said , “Self-reliance, self discipline and self governance - imbibe this in your thought process and enact - your life shall bloom”.


Remand in property sale case extended
Chandigarh, September 13
A local court today extended the judicial remand of Sanjeev Nayyar and Kuldeep Nahar, accused of selling a prime property worth about 2.25 crore in Sector 35 here, till September 15.


Habib Tanvir sits down to document life
abib Tanvir is on the path to rediscovery. After decades of purposeful engagement with the world of theatre, the thespian is on a reflective trail. There are countless questions pressing hard for answers and there are as many moments demanding total recall. An autobiography, in such a state, can be all but incidental.

Charandas Chor returns
very element of good theatre is finely woven into Habib Tanvir's dramas- watching his presentations one feels as though one is turning the pages of life itself. No wonder his theatre has gained in relevance with passing years. Among the most famous of Tanvir's plays is "Charandas Chor". The play was staged on the first day of the National Theatre festival being organized at Tagore Theatre by Haryana Cultural Affairs Department. On the stage for 30 years. It was first performed in 1976. It even clinched the best production award at an Edinburgh festival in the UK.
Deepak Tiwari in and as Charandas Chor, staged on the opening day of the National Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre on Monday evening. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Deepak Tiwari in and as Charandas Chor, staged on the opening day of the National Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre

Japanese artistes captivate with Hindi plays
Humour spilled over at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, today as Japanese students proved their acting skills while staging, a Hindi Play ' Saavdhan Saasu ji'. Their grip on language was commendable. Rendering dialogues with the ease of natives, they succeeded in providing fun-filled moments. The play was a satire based on the evergreen topic of a cruel ‘saas’ and a timid ‘bahu’. All the girl students played the role of typical Indian bahus, which was highly appreciated by the audience. Much to the delight of the viewers they even danced on the tunes of ‘Dola re dola re’ , a song from Devdas.

Japanese artist perform in the play ‘Saavdhan Saasu Ji’ at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, on Monday. — Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan
Japanese artist perform in the play ‘Saavdhan Saasu Ji’ at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35

Premium hatchback model launched
Hyundai Motor India Ltd today unveiled its premium hatchback model — Getz in Chandigarh. It has also been simultaneously launched in Calcutta and Chennai.

Art workshop concludes
A 10-day workshop of art and craft conducted by Pidilite at the Nursery Teacher Training Institute, DAV Model School, Sector 15, concluded here today. During the workshop, students prepared an exhibition of various articles.

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Dr Annemarie Hope for accident victims
Chandigarh, September 13
Ambulances continuously taking the rounds of the city to track down any serious accident case which needs medical attention, their drivers well-versed with the basics of the trauma management and handling of the patients and a critically ill patient landing in the emergency ward within five minutes of an accident. Dr Annemarie

Swedish doc demonstrates hand surgery expertise
Chandigarh, September 13
Describing hand surgery as a specialised technique still missing in the city hospitals, hand surgeon from Sweden, Dr Neil O. Thomsen, demonstrated a live surgery in case of as neglected tendon injury at GMCH-32 here today. The expert restored the hand movement of a 27-year-old factory worker by operating upon him.


Sagar Bhatia best golfer
Chandigarh, September 13
Sagar Bhatia with a score of 70 was declared the best player of the tournament in the SJOBA Golf Tournament played at the Panchkula Golf Course last evening. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr P.K. Chaudhary, Secretary, Haryana.

Winners of the SJOBA Golf Tournament — 2004 played at Panchkula Golf Course on Monday.
Winners of the SJOBA Golf Tournament — 2004 played at Panchkula Golf Course


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