Sunday, April 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Chandigarh faces water shortage
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), in an interview with the Chandigarh Tribune recently said that the Administration was keen to improve basic services, including water and power supply, besides improving the working of the police.

Vandana case and funds to PU not linked, says UT
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The Chandigarh Administration has denied reports that have appeared in a section of the press linking the finalisation of the Budget of Panjab University and delay in release of Grant-in-Aid to the university, with the appointment of the wife of the UT Finance Secretary as lecturer in PU.

Water, power problems plague Bartana, too
ZIRAKPUR, April 22 — Poor water supply, low power voltage and various other problems are being faced by residents of Bartana village for the past one week.

‘First improve water supply, then hike tariff’

CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The increase in the water tariff has been resented by city residents. A large number of people are annoyed with the administration and have stressed that the supply of water should be improved. Only then should the rates be hiked. They have termed the decision hasty.

Wind, rain lower temperatures
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — High-velocity dust-raising winds coupled with a drizzle at some places in the plains and light to moderate rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh today brought much-needed respite in the north-west after six days of gruelling heat.


Let the web plan your holidays
Chandigarh, April 22 — The summer vacations are only a few days away and everyone is inviting suggestions for this year's travel plans. The salaried class has started applying for leave and leave travel concession (LTC). Would you like to waste your vacation ever? The answer is surely no. So what's the best way to chalk out a proper travel plan — The Net.

Police rejects inmate’s complaint
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The police has termed the complaint of a 65-year-old woman inmate of the Sector 15 Old Age Home regarding harassment as false and has recommended action against her for disturbing the peace of fellow inmates.

Tying the knot? Have it on CD
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — With the passage of time memory may blur, a video cassette may smudge, a photograph may fade and a marriage can go stale. But certainly not the compact disc (CD). Like diamonds, they are forever. This is the underlying hypothesis that is driving the grooms of the 80s and 90s to studios for getting their marriage videos converted to a CD.

Show of strength at Carnival
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — It was body builders’ day at the Sector 17 Saturday Plaza Carnival here today. Some of the top musclemen of the city, including Hardip Singh of DAV College, Digvijay Singh, Gopal Buro and Mintoo, displayed not only sinews of each and every part of the body but also impressed the audience with their flexibility and skills.

World Earth Day observed
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — World Earth Day was observed here today. Functions were organised by Children's Alliance for Protection of the Environment, local chapter of World Wide Fund and Kailash Bahl DAV Model School.

Chinese food leads everywhere
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — Don't feel like cooking or some unexpected guests have dropped in ? Do not fret. Just dial your favourite restaurant for grub. If it is Chinese, the better.

Shatabdi bomb scare handled casually
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — What would have happened had there been a real bomb on board train number 2005, the Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi yesterday? A huge death toll and this nightmare may have came true even after the train was halted for combing operations at Radhdhana near Sonepat following information about some explosive substance on board.


Scooterist crushed to death
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — One person died while three others were injured in accidents in various places in the city today.


Chemists protest against sealing of shops
KHARAR, April 22 — Chemists of Kurali went on strike today and blocked vehicular traffic on the Kurali-Ropar road for about 45 minutes in protest against the sealing of three shops of chemists in Kurali by the SDM of Kharar yesterday.


Shifting of school sought
PARWANOO, April 22 — The residents of this industrial town, villagers of the nearby areas and various social organisations have urged the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh to shift the Government Higher Secondary School of Parwanoo on the national highway to some other place. A lot of accidents take place here, sometimes fatal ones, in which children of the school are involved.


Inspired by nature, humans
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The Recent Paintings by Brij is primarily an anthology of culture pertaining to socio-economic society of the West. His works give a picture of the contemporary era of the material world. Paintings like Why are we on the move again, The gossip of his fellow and It is religion give an intellectual exercise to the spectator.

Lensmen get tips on portrait making
SAS NAGAR, April 22 — A two-day workshop on portraiture, being organised by the Photographic Society of Chandigarh and Kodak India Limited at Saxons Digital Studio and Photographic Institute, began here today. The workshop is the first of its kind being held here.


Harsimran wins silver for city
CHANDIGARH, April 22 — Harsimran Singh Brar, a Class XII (non-medical) student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, became the only boy from the city to earn a medal at the Senior and Junior National Track Cycling Championship which concluded only past evening at Yamuna Velodrome in New Delhi.


PUDA withdraws NOC for load extension
SAS NAGAR, April 22 — Even as the Punjab Government has announced to streamline the procedure to issue the No-objection certificate (NOC) for grant of electricity connection in the periphery of Chandigarh, the local office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), in a letter written to the Punjab State Electricity Board, has reportedly withdrawn the NOC for new power connections or extension of load, issued in around 130 cases.

Cops to swap areas of operation
SAS NAGAR, April 22 — On an experimental basis, the policemen posted in the traffic wing of SAS Nagar police will perform their duty in Kharar and their counterparts in Kharar will do their duty in SAS Nagar for at least two weeks a month.

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