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No drugs in city? Ask Bapu Dham kids
Aditi Tandon
Tribune News service

Chandigarh, May 21
These youngsters are so much at ease with use of drugs. Inhaling their “daily dose” with casual calm, they spill out information that the authorities would not want to hear.

All boys are into minor thefts of iron scrap, which they sell to make money to buy fluids. They inhale drugs the whole day, at times exhausting 20 bottles

“Drugs not available in Chandigarh! Give us money and we will show you where and how to get dope,” a 12-year-old says with pride, taking time off for his dose, every now and again.

In Bapu Dham, he is infamous for his pursuits and residents call him the “sargana” (leader) of “soonghne wala gang” (drug inhalers). This gang has 10 primary members and more than 90 casual members, including girls. While the former usher in others into their fold, the latter share the snuff occasionally and are on the verge of becoming addicts. Among those using inhalant drugs are four-year-olds.

Children of Bapu Dham buy the banned correction fluid bottles, share the ‘nasha’ bought from joint funds and feel like He-men

Children of Bapu Dham buy the banned correction fluid bottles, share the ‘nasha’ bought from joint funds and feel like He-men. — Tribune photos by Karam Singh

Shibu, the gang leader, says he can arrange correction fluids at the drop of the hat, despite the ban on the sale of correction fluids.

The ban was imposed after the Chandigarh police raised the issue with the district magistrate. A crackdown on the sale of smack earlier had resulted in a shift towards correction fluids. Gradually, their use increased so much that the police had to push for a ban on their sale.

Despite the ban, children in Bapu Dham are using such fluids freely and easily, making a mockery of enforcement. “Each bottle costs Rs 23 and we share our stocks. We get the bottles from Sector 28,” Shibu says, his companions nodding in agreement.

Local shop owners, however, are concerned about the health of these children and of those whom they are influencing. Shiv Kumar, a local eatery owner, says: “These boys are notorious. Their life revolves around drugs. All are into minor thefts of iron scrap, which they sell to make money to buy fluids.

They inhale drugs the whole day, sometimes exhausting 20 bottles in a day. The police is aware of their activities.”

But Shibu and his friends Khanna, Pandit and Rajesh are not bothered about the consequences of their actions - physical or otherwise.

Their sole concern is money and drugs. Neglected at home (their parents are vegetable vendors or scrap dealers), these children have no future. They don’t seem to want any.

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UT refuses to confirm principal’s appointment
G. S. Paul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The appointment of the first woman principal of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, has run into trouble with the UT education department declining to confirm the appointment.

We did not receive a formal request seeking the approval of Vibha Ray as principal, which is mandatory 

The department has objected to the management’s decision to appoint Dr Vibha Ray as principal, saying that “proper procedure as per the rules have not been followed.”

“We did not receive any formal request or intimation seeking the approval of Dr Vibha Ray as principal, which is mandatory. The interview was conducted by the management for the post at its own level without involving the official nominee from the department,” informed an official.

An English lecturer, Dr Ray was appointed the first woman principal after superannuation of Ravinder Talwar.

The managing committee of DAVSSS-8 had sought approval of appointment.

Elected member of the local managing committee of the school Maha Singh had submitted a complaint against the “arbitrary and dictatorial” attitude of the DAV managing committee at Delhi vis-a-vis the Chandigarh education department.

A meeting of the local managing committee of DAV SSS-8 was held on February 22 in which the agenda read as “appointing a selection committee for the post of principal” whereas the principal had already been appointed by the Delhi managing committee on February 20, Maha Singh had alleged.

Maha Singh was later allegedly removed from the membership of the managing committee.

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Caught after 30-min chase
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Running away from law after allegedly injuring a policeman, a youth driving a car was chased through the city streets this morning. The hunt, which started from the Sector 15-16 traffic lights, ended at his Sector 16 residence after about half an hour.

Traffic police marshal Gurnam Singh said a constable noticed an Alto car (HR-49-A-9000) driver using his mobile phone while driving at the Sectors 15 and 16 traffic lights point at 11.30 am. The cop signalled him to stop, but they driver tried to slip away. Another constable, Sukhwinder Singh, tried to intercept but was hit by the car. The constable fell on the car bonnet and the wind screen was smashed. The cop fell with minor injuries even as the car driver escaped.

Gurnam Singh said he called the interceptor vehicle and began chasing the car.The driver tried to dodge the police, speeding on internal roads. In the end, he stopped outside his residence and ran inside.The Sector 17 police station was informed about the incident and a police team arrested the offender.

The accused has been identified as 22-year-old Abeyjit Singh of Sector 16. A case of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving, injuring a public servant and obstructing him from discharging his duty has been registered on a complaint filed by inspector Darshan Singh. 

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Bandh Today
Schools in Mohali closed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
In view of Sikh organisations’ call for a bandh in connection with the Dera Sacha Sauda row, the Chandigarh Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the city to tackle any untoward incident.

Over 1,000 police personnel, including para military forces of the the CRPF), the ITBP and Punjab commandos, would be deployed at major markets and traffic islands tomorrow. A senior police officer said no intimidation or use of force would be allowed.

The traders’ association of Sector 17 at a meeting today decided to observe a bandh tomorrow.

The district police and one company of the CRPF had been requisitioned for law and order. The CTU has decided not to ply their buses in Punjab tomorrow.

Mohali: District magistrate H.I.S.Garewal has ordered the closure of educational institutions in SAS Nagar district on Tuesday in view of the bandh call.The police has also geared itself up to maintain law and order.

Garewal said not only the government but private educational institutions too should remain closed.

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IT returns: Professional help now a necessity
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Income tax payers will have to seek professional help for filing income tax returns (ITRs) for the assessment year 2007-08 with the finance ministry phasing out the “saral” form and replacing it with a new comprehensive form.

In fact, tough days are ahead for the prospective tax evaders as the assessees will have to furnish almost every detail of income for the assessment year. However, the provision of attaching certain documents, including form 16, with the return has been dispensed with as it had become redundant, sources said here today.

According to a recent notification,the central board of direct taxes(CBDT) has formulated new rules to amend the income tax rules,1962, paving the way for elaborate classification of the various types of income tax assessees.

However, the new ITRs have sent the assessees and the income tax consultants in a tizzy. “The UPA government was virtually reverting to the cumbersome old tax regime. When the taxman seeks more information from you it means that the noose is being tightened around assessees’ neck," RK Chaudhary, president of the Chandigarh Income Tax and Sales Tax Bar Association, told The Tribune here today.

Meanwhile, the assesses have broadly been classified into eight categories. While form No. ITR-1 would cover the individuals having income from salary and interest, the ITR-2 is for individuals and Hindu undivided family(HUF) not having income from business or profession.

Individuals and HUFs being partners in firms and not carrying on business or profession under any proprietorship will file returns in ITR-3. The ITR-4 is for the individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietary business or profession, the sources informed.

The firms will file returns in ITR-5 and the companies other than those claiming exemption under Section 11 of the IT Act in the ITR-6. Similarly, the ITR-7 has been specified for persons, including companies required to furnish returns under Section 139 (4-A,B,C and D). The returns of fringe benefits will have to filed in ITR-8, the sources added.

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Coming: TV, Net, phone on same cable
Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
In the next one month, denizens of the tricity will be able to view digital television, get their data on the internet and telephone connection through the same optic fibre cable. The BSNL is all set to launch the first triple-play service in the tricity.

Talking to TNS here today, S.R. Aggarwal, principal general manager (telecom), Punjab circle, said they were in the process of creating the infrastructural backbone for extending the service in the tricity.

“The equipment for launching the service is being installed. Initially, the service will be launched in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, and later extended to the towns and cities in Punjab,” he said.

The BSNL is in the process of launching the triple-play service across the country, after the successful trial of the service in Pune.

Officials said since the telecom giant had a well-laid-out network of optic cable fibre, the basic infrastructure for providing the service was already in place.

“We are using the existing resources of the BSNL, and the new optic fibre cable will be laid out based on further requirements,” said Aggarwal.

Officials said the monthly rental for launching the service had not yet been decided. Though the telephone and internet connections will be provided by the BSNL on its own, it is in the process of identifying a third-party content provider for the cable network.

The third-party content provider can be a cable operator. Digital cable will ensure exceptional video quality for over 80 channels, an interactive programme guide that enables one to search by title, time and theme, pay-per-view and value-added services like video on demand and gaming. “Once the third-party content provider has been finalised, we will be able to decide on the monthly tariff,” said Aggarwal, adding that this would be cheaper than Rs 1,000-Rs 1,200 a month a consumer pays now for availing all three services separately.

Officials in the BSNL said that by the end of 2007, they were aiming at 30 per cent of the market share from the total two million cable homes across the Punjab telecom circle (including Chandigarh and Panchkula), increasing their telecom subscriber base of 16 lakh by 30 per cent and doubling the broadband connections from the existing 80,000. 

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Plans for night food street 
Manish Sirhindi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Inspired by the cosmopolitan culture of the metros, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now decided to come up with a night food street opposite the PGI soon.

Sources in the corporation said the UT administration had expressed its approval and had asked to MC to go ahead with the plan.

The MC is actively considering the proposal, which is likely to be executed within a couple of months.

The sources said the MC’s architecture department had already prepared a draft of the project. The draft would have to be passed by different departments of the corporation before it was ready for implementation, they said.

Speaking to TNS, mayor Harjinder Kaur said the corporation felt that the city should have night eateries where one could find hygienic food. She said the site opposite the PGI had been chosen because a large number of students were staying in the adjoining sectors. Besides, staffers and those visiting the PGI at odd hours also needed a spot where they could have food even late in the night.

The mayor said the corporation was taking into consideration the minutest details of the project to avoid any violation of municipal bylaws. “Several hawkers already park their rehris opposite the PGI.

The corporation wants to provide a suitable place with proper infrastructure where hygiene can be assured,” Harjinder Kaur said.

Several students residing in the area have welcomed the move. Mukul, a student at Panjab University, said, “Most of the students study during the night and at times they feel like going out and eating something. It will be a pleasing experience to have night eateries in the vicinity of the university,” he said.

Besides, the engineering department of the UT administration is also developing a green belt along the site, which has been identified for the night food street.

The green belt will also have huts similar to those built in other parts of the city. 

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Drive to regulate cycle, rickshaw traffic
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
In an attempt to streamline traffic on the Madhya Marg and the Dakshin Marg, the Chandigarh traffic police today launched a campaign to regulate pedestrians, cyclists and rickshaws on these routes.

The traffic police said extra manpower had been put to divert slow-moving vehicles on the Madhya Marg - from PGI chowk to Transport traffic lights - and on Dakshin Marg - from Kisan Bhavan chowk to Airport traffic lights - from 8 am to 7 pm.

The campaign would continue for another week.

Sources in the police said the campaign was launched after a study was carried out on fatal accidents that occurred in April, which revealed that three pedestrians and a cyclist lost their lives in road mishaps in the city.

The efforts made by the traffic police during the first four months of the year resulted in a decline of 10 per cent in the rate of accidents.

The UT administration has imposed restrictions for the plying of rickshaws on all V-2 and V-3 roads, where slow carriageway and cycle tracks have been constructed.

A traffic police appealed to pedestrians, cyclists and rickshaw-pullers to use slow carriageway and cycle tracks.

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UT to observe Biodiversity Day 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The Chandigarh administration will observe International Day for Biological Diversity tomorrow in collaboration with NGOs and eco clubs of different schools set up under the National Green Corps. The day will be observed to emphasise people's responsibility to safeguard the heritage of bio-resources for our future generations.

The administration in association with "Yuvsatta", an NGO, will organise a tree and bird watching contest on May 22 wherein teams from different schools will participate at different venues like Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj, Leisure Valley and Sukhna Lake. After this, these teams will assemble at DAV College, Sector 10, for presentation.

The environment department has distributed posters and a brochure entitled 'Biodiversity and climate change' to eco clubs of various schools for generating awareness among students on the theme.

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as International Day for Biological Diversity for increasing understanding and generating awareness on the issues related to biodiversity. 

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Fauji Beat 
More openings needed for second career

THE introduction of a six months’ MBA course for defence officers at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Kolkata and at a few other places in the country, has opened a lucrative second career option for them.

After completing their course at the IIM, Ahmedabad, about two months ago, the first batch of defence officers has got good placements. They have been offered a salary package between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 28 lakh. Companies like DLF, ICICI Prudential, TCS, Infosys and Wipro had come forward for their placement.

Prof P.K. Chande of the IIM, Indore, says: “There is a great demand for defence officers. They are ready to take on challenges.” Their military background, discipline, dedication and managerial skills equip them well to fit into any sector after some reorientation. With the opening of the economy, job opportunities in the corporate sector have increased manifold. The Directorate-General of Resettlement, Ministry of Defence, should tie up with more institutes in different sectors for the training of defence officers.

With the age expectancy having gone up, a second career for the defence personnel has become more important now than ever before. They should not, therefore, be stopped to pick on a new line during their service at the right time when they are young.

Punjab Sainik Welfare Boards

Despite Mohali having become a district about a year ago, it does not have a zila sainik board ( ZSB) yet. The result is that more than 20,000 ex-servicemen and widows from Mohali have to go to the ZSB, Ropar, for their problems and routine work. The Directorate of Punjab Sainik Welfare should move fast in the matter to get a ZSB started at Mohali.

Most of the ZSBs in Punjab are short of staff. Since this adversely affects the welfare of ex-servicemen and widows, the vacancies in the boards should be filled early. The government recently decided that the families of the troops, serving in the counterinsurgency areas, will be looked after by the nearest Army units and the ZSBs concerned. It has also been decided that the ZSBs will be strengthened to shoulder this responsibility. In view of this, the Punjab government should first make up the existing shortage of staff in the sainik welfare boards on a top priority basis and then start strengthening them.

Kargil Bio-tech Centre

Kargil town remains cut off from the rest of the country from November to May because of the suspension of road communications due to snow. During this period, the local population finds it difficult to get employment. A study by the Kargil Brigade has resulted in finding employment for the local population by exploring the untapped potential of the area.

A training centre called Bio-tech Centre, an eco-friendly building, has been built and equipped for the training of locals. To add value to the locally grown apricot, it is being utilised for making jams and chutnies and for extraction of oil. Besides, efforts are being made to acquire the technology of juice extraction from a wild plant called seabukthorn in collaboration with the Field Research Laboratory at Leh.

The Army Bio-tech Centre has taken on the commitment to open new employment avenues for the local population.

— Pritam Bhullar

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Panel opposes Bill on minorities
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
The All-India Minorities and Social Welfare Council has opposed the proposed 103rd Constitutional Amendment Bill-2007, defining the minorities at the state level.

In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the council termed such a proposal as "ill-advised" and "unwarranted" having wide-ranging ramifications which would endanger peaceful co-existence of the minorities.

Demanding the proposed be dropped, Rajeshwar Singh Negi,chairman, feared that the Bill would polarise the country on communal lines if made into a law.

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BSNL staff protest rotational transfers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
A day-long dharna was organised by the Sanchar Nigam Executives Association in front of the BSNL office in Sector 34 here today. The association was protesting against the rotational transfer of group B officers.

The officers were protesting against the rotational transfer of officers within the circle. They said the transfers were being made on the basis of the transfer policy of 1981 of the department.

“Since the new transfer policy is in the process of being finalised, these transfers are unjustified. Also, as per BSNL guidelines, the rotational transfers can be done only up to March 31. So the mid-term transfers are unjustified,” said Amarjit Singh, circle secretary of the association.

They were also protesting against the delay in pay fixation as per BSNL guidelines with a target date of March 31 and improvement in the working of the BSNL by controlling revenue losses.

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Underpasses okay, but grey areas remain: Experts
Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Not opposed to the idea of constructing underpasses, experts feel that the success of the project depends upon the commitment of the Chandigarh administration, “known for its arbitrary approach”.

Another must, say the experts, is further detailed studies before going ahead with the construction work.

The underpasses were part of the four-stage planning of rotaries advised by Le Corbusier.

“The concept is not new. However, it has to be integrated with movement of traffic on the ground level and on elevated roads,” feels J.K. Gupta, a former chairman of the Institute of Town Planners, Punjab and Chandigarh.

“Despite the availability of different techniques, the UT engineering department has not been able to solve the problem of waterlogging on roads. Solving the problem of flooding in underpasses will be a more difficult task for technocrats,” feels Surinder Bahga, a known architect.

He says he is not opposed to the idea. But shifting of the underground services and its consequences will determine the success of the project. “Everything looks good on paper. When it comes to practical work, the ground realities are different,” says Bahga.

The experts pointed out the “failure of the engineering department” in planning the underpass, connecting Sectors 11 and 15, and the pedestrian underpass at the bus stand. “Not wanting to go underground is human psychology. This is the reason for poor utilisation of the underpass at the bus stand” points out Aditya Prakash, a former principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Pointing to Le Corbusier’s planning for decongestion at rotaries, J.K. Gupta says four-stage planning encompasses movement of traffic on flyover, underpass and on the surface.

On the issue of flooding, Bahga says the engineering department has not been able to clean storm water drains thoroughly. “It is strange to hear that they will pump out water in case of flooding,” he adds.

Aditya Prakash says the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and non-motorised vehicles should be on the surface.

He disagrees with the statement of UT officials that the cost of construction of underpasses is less than flyovers.

The overall cost of maintaining underpasses in the long run is much higher, he points out.

He says he is not opposed to the idea of underpasses, but flooding and darkness in case of failure of power supply are areas which need attention. 

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Cigarettes to cost more 

Chandigarh, May 21
Smokers in the city should be prepared for another hike in the prices as the administration has decided to levy VAT of 12.5 per cent on all tobacco products.

"Terry Towels" have also been brought on the list of 4 per cent taxable items.The administration has decided to withdraw the concessional levy of 4 per cent tax against Form 'D' to state and central government departments, including the PGI. 
— TNS

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Tributes paid to Rajiv

Chandigarh, May 21
The Chandigarh district Congress committee urban-I and the territorial youth Congress today organised functions to pay tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary.

Members of the committee, under Surjit Choudhary, paid homage to the leader at a gathering in Sector 20 A. They also observed a two-minute silence.

Activists of the territorial youth Congress, led by H.S. Lucky, distributed fruits and stationery among poor and needy students of Nehru colony. Besides, office of accountant general (A&E) Punjab and UT administration also observed the day as anti-terrorist day. — TNS

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Letters
Human trafficking

In our country, where the legal system for emigration is time consuming and complicated, the youngsters are adopting illegal ways to go abroad. There have been many tragedies where hundreds of young boys had just vanished like in the Malta tragedy in which the whole tanker full of boys, all between (18-25 years), was drowned. Also, there are instances when people were not able to reach their destination nor did they come back home.

Government should take measures to remove hassles in emigration system.

The procedure to obtain visas should be made simple and speedy to prevent people from opting for illegal means. The masses should be educated about this bug which has bitten our youth.

We should have such an education system wherein after Class X, students who do not want to study can hone their skills under professional guidance.

Our country is not devoid of opportunities. We need to find them. We can surely change the scenario drastically.

Ankur Behl
Mohali

Readers are invited to write to us. Send your mail, in not more than 200 words, at news@tribuneindia.com or, write in, at: Letters, Chandigarh Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh – 160 030

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Watchman hangs himself
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
A 32-year-old Nepalese watchman ended his life by hanging from a tree in a plot in Phase I, Industrial Area, here.

In his suicide note, the watchman held no one responsible for the step.

The deceased has been identified as Deepak Bhadur, working in a factory near the plot from where the body was recovered.

In the note written in Hindi, which was addressed to the police, he said no one should be harassed for his death and that his body be handed over to his brother-in-law, Shadi Ram.

The police said the body was noticed hanging from the tree around 6.30 am. The police was then informed. As the plot had been sealed by the estate office, the police informed the authorities concerned.

The body was removed after officials from the estate office reached the scene.

Deepak was unmarried and had been living in the factory where he was working.

The body has been shifted to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, and a post-mortem examination will be conducted tomorrow.

The police has initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code in  this connection.

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45-yr-old man found dead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
A 45-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his Sector 22 residence here this morning. Quoting the family, the police said the deceased was suffering from some ailments and was an addict.

The deceased, Vijay Kumar, was found lying dead outside the bathroom of his top floor residence by his family this morning. The police ruled out any foul play as the doors were found locked form inside and there was no sign of forced entry.

Vijay Kumar’s father, Om Prakash, told the police that the apartment was locked from inside and when they failed to get a response to repeated knocks, they broke open the door and found his listless body lying on the floor. He used to come downstairs to take his morning tea at around 5 am. When he failed to come till late in the morning, they went upstairs to inquire.

Quoting Om Prakash, a police office said Vijay was suffering from piles and constipation and used to take medication. He might have taken an overdose following which he lost his balance and fell.

The police was told that Vijay was an addict and sometimes consumed about 10 tablets at a time. He used to run a shop at Burail village. He was living separately from his wife for the past 10 years. His wife lives with his college-going son in Agra. The police has informed Vijay’s wife and son about the death and they will reach the city tomorrow. The post-mortem will be conducted after their arrival. 

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Baby girl abandoned
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 21
A newborn baby girl, abandoned in a nullah, was rescued by alert policemen near the Amartex Chowk, Industrial Area, in the wee hours of today. The baby was wrapped in polythene.

I thought the baby was dead. That is why I left her in the nullah. I am willing to take her back if the police hands her over to me

The baby was rescued at around 5 am when the cops from police control room (PCR) 14 were taking a round of the area. They found a “suspicious” little packet in the nullah and went to investigate. On opening it, they found a baby inside and rushed her to the General Hospital in Sector 6. The doctors in the emergency found that the baby was still alive and did their best to save her.

The police, on its part, began its own investigation trying to find out about the baby. Initially, persons in a nearby jhuggi cluster were tight-lipped about the matter and refused to divulge details of any delivery having taken place that day in their neighbourhood. Finally, the police managed to identify the house of a woman who was told to be expecting, but it was empty. The lady was later found hiding in a house in Sector 15.

When questioned, Shivdevi, the mother of the child, said she had given birth at 3 am, but suspected the baby was stillborn. “I thought the baby was dead. That is why I wrapped her and left her in the nullah. I have an eight-year-old son and my husband is away. I was alone and very stressed after the baby was born dead. I am willing to take her back if the police will hand her over to me,” she said.

The police has registered a complaint against the woman for abandoning her baby. 

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2 cars stolen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21
Two cars have been stolen from the city. Sudhir Kumar Nayar of Sector 8 reported to the police that his Maruti car (CH-01-N-7275) was stolen from near his residence during night on May 19. In another incident, Harsimran Kaur of Sector 15 lodged a complaint with the police that his Honda City car (PB-10-AJ-9093) was stolen from near her residence on Saturday night.

Two separate cases of thefts have been registered. 

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5 hurt in road mishap
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, May 21
At least five persons, including a child, were inured in a road accident near Paras Hotel on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway this evening.

The accident occurred when a mini bus on its way from Zirakpur to Lalru lost control while saving an oil tanker coming from the opposite direction. The bus fell into a roadside ditch.

The injured have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital and are reported to be out of danger.

A case has been registered against the tanker driver.

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10 bidders chosen for Sec 17 tower
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May21
For the planned 11-storeyed tower in Sector 17, as many as 10 out of 12 bidders have been selected on the pre-qualification criteria.

Le Corbusier, the planner of Chandigarh, had conceived the tower as part of the city centre to act as a focal point for commercial, administrative and cultural activity.

The total area under the building is 1.6 acres and the total covered area on all floors 5 lakh sq ft. 

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