Saturday, June 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



New Estate Office scheme to check property-related fraud
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Keeping in mind the rising prices of property that has lured several people into committing property-related fraud and trickery leading to disputes in cases of inheritance, the Estate Office has started a new scheme to issue public notices in newspapers before dealing with any case of unregistered will and inter state deaths.

California university opens centre in city
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The California State University of the USA is the latest to join the select band of foreign universities who have set up their distant learning centres in India.

Match-fixing case: notices issued
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — In the suo-motu match fixing case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Union of India, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and other respondents for August 28.


“Tainted” eyes: Two city youngsters sporting coloured lenses which are increasingly becoming a rage in the city. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
“Tainted” eyes: Two city youngsters sporting coloured lenses which are increasingly becoming a rage in the city. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Info centre to check sales tax evasion
SAS NAGAR, June 2 — Concerned at the evasion of sales tax on the goods moving from Chandigarh to this township and other parts of Punjab through this town, the State Excise and Taxation Department has set up a new Information Collection Centre near the YPS rotary adjoining the SAS Nagar-Chandigarh border.


City set to host World Punjabi Conference
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — About 1,000 delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in the World Punjabi Conference which is due to be organiser here in the city this December. An interesting feature of the conference will be that personalities of the like of Lord Swaraj Paul and Mr Ujjwal Dosanjh will be honoured.

Matrimonial disputes on the rise
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The complaints pertaining to matrimonial disputes are on the rise followed by complaints against local cops and economic offences, as per data available with the public window system of the Chandigarh Police.

Indian system of astrology ‘outdated’
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Astrology is the road map of life. It gives you an understanding of your soul’s journey. However, it does not change your life pattern. These views were expressed by Ms Robina Virk, who practices astrology, palmistry and gemology in Canada. She has been in the city for the last few months to study more about vedic astrology, in terms of how it works and how it is different from the Western system.

Khushwant Singh to release Virdi’s book
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Eminent journalist Khushwant Singh will formally release “Battles on a Blue Steed”, a book by Chandigarh-based author and journalist Harbans Singh Virdi.

Problems commuters face
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — If one wants to commute locally on board a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus, the biggest problem is of finding which bus goes where and arrives at a particular bus stop at what time. If one can manage to do that, the next task is to read the route number normally written on the bus.


Two injured in mishap
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Two Patiala residents were injured when their scooter was hit by a car in Sector 17 here today.

7 held for stealing diesel engines
LALRU, June 2 — The local police has arrested seven persons — Phool Chand, Barkha Ram, Jeet Ram, Mahinder Singh, Rattna Ram, Darwara Singh and Bagartha Ram — for steeling six diesel engines from the fields in Jarot village. These engines were used by villagers for irrigation purpose.

For your eyes only
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Today’s fashion conscious teenager may be fickle while following the latest fashion trends but when it comes to trendy contact lenses, they keep abreast of the latest contacts worn by heart-throbs like Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Hrithik Roshan.

Certificates given to participants
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Certificates were given to the participants in the direct trainer skills course today at a valedictory function in the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition in Sector 42 here.

Rally by Punwire employees
SAS NAGAR, June 2 — The Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union today took out a rally and demanded that the move of approaching the Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction to declare it a sick unit be withdrawn. The employees alleged that the agenda item at the annual general meeting of the shareholders was passed without their consent.

Computer institutes woo students
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — In the fast changing world of computer education the government-run Regional Computer Centre, here which started 22 years ago seems to have been left behind, as private institutes have apparently raced ahead with better packages and attractive fees for their courses.


Slum kids given school bags
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — ‘Pustak-a friend of street children’ — a division of Youth Technical Training Society, a city-based non- government organisation, distributed school bags and refreshment among children of slum dwellers at Sukhna Lake here today.

Topper in science stream
SAS NAGAR, June 2 — In the results of the 10+2 of the CBSE declared on last Tuesday, a student of Gian Jyoti School in Phase 2 here, Arunima Gupta, has topped in the town by securing 90 per cent marks in the science stream.

Fee hike proposal condemned
June 2 — The Haryana Students Association, Panjab University, has condemned the proposed fee hike in state colleges and universities by the Punjab Government for the forthcoming session.

Ranjit Bajaj issued notice
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Senior IAS officer’s son Ranjit Bajaj was today issued notice by Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here to show cause as to why he be not punished under the provisions of the contempt of court Act “if found guilty” of violating court directions on the use of black films on car windows.

Forum orders compensation of Rs 5000
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Taking note of a faulty battery supplied with a Premier Padmini car in 1994, the Chandigarh District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II, has awarded the car owner and complainant Mrs Kamla Sharma with costs of Rs 5,000, which also includes compensation for harassment.


A menace laced with sentimentality has the desired effect
ntertainment is not just fun. It is educative as well. A little innovation here, some entrepreneur there and it can work out into a telling message for a cause.

Auditorium, open-air theatre demanded
SAS NAGAR, June 2 — Literary and cultural organisations and drama societies today demanded the setting up of an auditorium and an open-air theatre here and the allocation of adequate state government funds for promoting the arts.

Summer camp for rural children
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — A summer camp for school children is being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Public School, Swara, near Sohana, under the management of the Sector 34 Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib.

Cochlear implant a boon for the hearing impaired
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The cochlear implant programme, to be started shortly by the ENT and Speech and Hearing Department of the PGIMER, will prove a boon for the profoundly hearing impaired individuals, who receive no benefit from even the most powerful hearing aids.

LRP training programme
PANCHKULA, June 2 — The Family Planning Association Of India is conducting a Local Resource Persons training programme on empowerment of panchayati raj institutions in Panchkula district, for the LRPs of Barwala, Morni and Raipur Rani blocks at the community health centre, Raipur Rani, from June 6 to June 10, 2000.


Cricket coaching camp begins
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The first phase of the women coaching camp of Indian team probables to prepare for the forthcoming World Cup Cricket-2000, going to begin at New Zealand from November 23, began here today at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 grounds.

Sunil for u-17 meet
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — Sunil Kumar of Chandigarh was the lone probable selected by the Volleyball Federation of India for the Children of Asia International Sports Meet  going to be held at Sakha in Russia from August 4 to 13. The selection trials for the same were held on May 30 and 31 at Chennai.

Don’t manhandle staff: Engineering Department
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Administration has appealed to the general public to cooperate in the prevailing circumstances and not manhandle the field staff.

Sites for taxi-stands to be auctioned
CHANDIGARH, June 2 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today recommended the auctioning of all sites earmarked for taxi-stands in the city.Top

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