Thursday, June 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


It was yet another rainy day in the city and its surrounding areas on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph
It was yet another rainy day in the city and its surrounding areas on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph
Rain disrupts traffic; temp falls

Nursery teachers' training school 
illegal; faces action

CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The Chandigarh Administration has threatened to launch both civil and criminal proceedings against a Sector 9 nursery teachers' training institute for running courses without proper sanction and approval of the competent authority.

10-year forfeiture of service for Colonel
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — An Army Colonel facing charges of assaulting a superior officer and pointing a weapon at him has been awarded 10 years forfeiture of service for the purpose of pension.

Palledars and labourers of Sector 26 join the funeral procession of a bull in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Palledars and labourers of Sector 26 join the funeral procession of a bull in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Decent farewell to bull
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — For some it was fun. But for majority of palledars and labourers working at the Sector 26 Grain Market, the death of a bullock, was like a bereavement in the family.



Taxi operators up in arms against F&CC
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Can the Finance and Contract Committee review the decision of the House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh? The answer may be no but the F&CC had done the same on the issue of levy of charges on the taxi stands in the city.

  PM makes transit visit to city
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, was given a warm welcome during his transit here today.

The story of an inflated bill and a dead phone
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Two local residents are feeling harassed by the Telecom Department. In the first case Mr Raj Kumar Gupta, a resident of Sector 41 has been slapped with a bill of Rs 35,473 for calls made to destinations which probably he cannot even locate on the map.

Silent procession by Sikhs
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — A silent procession was taken out by thousands of Sikhs here yesterday to mark “Ghallughara Divas”. Earlier, on a call given by the Joint Action Committee, Sikhs had assembled in large numbers at the Sector 34 Gurdwara to commemorate “Ghallughara Divas”.


Two cops die in mishap
SAS NAGAR, June 7 — As two constables of Punjab Police died and another four cops were seriously injured when the Gypsy in which they were travelling collided with a truck of the Punjab State Electricity Board near Kharar this evening. 

8 booked for assaulting employer
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The police has registered a case against eight workers of a factory in the Industrial Area, Phase II, for allegedly bashing up their employer.

2 cops transferred for misbehaviour
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The police department today transferred two cops for misbehaviour and served them with censure notices.

Unconscious man found in bin
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — There was a flurry of activity in the police department after someone called up the police control room and informed that a body was lying in a garbage bin of Sector 23 in the morning.

More cops sought to check robberies
PANCHKULA, June 7 — Members of the Citizens Welfare Association have alleged that the Haryana police in the town is ineffective/insufficient to control the frequent robberies and a terror has spread among the residents due to the chain of robberies committed in the recent past here. 

An AC-cum-cooler at Rs 8,000
PANCHKULA, June 7 — “Dost Desert Air Conditioner-2000”, is aesthetic and efficient. It consumes less energy. The air conditioner developed by a former Chief Engineer with the Haryana State Electricity Board is more expensive than a desert cooler, but is much cheaper than air conditioner.

Punwire workers continue agitation
SAS NAGAR, June 7 — The Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union, while continuing with its agitation against the management of Punwire to get it declared as a sick unit, today held a protest rally in front of the office of the Udyog Bhavan, Sector 17, Chandigarh.


‘Students are sincere and committed’
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The credit for success goes to the diligence of students and a push from teachers. These are the views of Sister Gloria, the Principal of the local Sacred Heart School.

Dissatisfaction over conduct of paper
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Students appearing for the entrance test for L.LM course of Panjab University at Government College, Sector 11, have expressed their dissatisfaction with the conduct of the second paper.

Bail denied in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, dismissed the anticipatory bail plea filed by Naresh Batra in a case of forgery registered against him by his brother Mahesh Batra here.

Notice to Administration in corruption case
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Issuing notice to the UT Administration on a petition for registering a corruption case against Industrial Area Station House Officer Kultar Singh Kahlon for allegedly accepting bribe in Railway Station parking ticket scandal, Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed against submission of the challan till August 29.

HC notice on council poll
SAS NAGAR, June 7 — Acting on a writ petition for directions to the Punjab State Election Commission and the state of Punjab to hold elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council forthwith, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for June 9.


Uzra Appa Uzra Appa returns to roots
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Her looks are deceptive of her age. Even at 83 she can argue untiringly about how she is no different from an Indian. "Physical borders don't really matter where there is love. They might prevent the movement of masses from one place to another; they can't shackle hearts of people which feel the same, irrespective of the boundaries that divide them," she says.

Dukhini — voice of exploited women
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — It was yet another journey through travails of womanhood, and this time, a very poignant one. Pakistani and Bangladeshi artistes who highlighted the plight of sexually exploited women through their play Dukhini staged today in Tagore Theatre could not have given a better performance.

Health awareness camps held
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Two family health awareness camps were conducted at Labour Chowk of Sector 20 and Rickshaw stand of Sector 41 (Butrela) today.

50 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Nearly 50 trainees and staff members donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the State Bank of India at its Staff Training Centre, Panchkula, here today. It was inaugurated by Ms Hamida Z Agha, Deputy General Manager.


Jacob targets Sector 25 shooting range
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — The Patiali Rao Range in Sector 25 is the venue of the shooting events of the National Games which are to be held in November. Mr K.S. Sidhu, Secretary of the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association, today, told the Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, about the pathetic conditions prevailing at the range. 

Volleyball court functional
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — A new volleyball court was made functional in the Sports Training Centre, Sector 18. 

City soccer academy by month-end
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — If everything goes according to the plans, and as Lieut-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob said, "keeping the Murphy's Law in mind", grounds of the Chandigarh Football Academy in the Sector 42 Sports Complex will be ready by the end of this month.

Drive to improve basic amenities
SAS NAGAR, June 7 — The local municipal council today launched a drive to improve the standard of basic amenities, especially sanitation, in the town. At least 10 teams each headed by a junior engineer had been constituted to monitor the drive in their respective areas.

HUDA land being misused
PANCHKULA, June 7 — Encroachment on a big chunk of HUDA land is being misused by 20 gowala families of Haripur village in Sector 4. These families are rearing milch cattle for commercial purposes and they have been dumping the cow-dung in the green belt/park/open space on the B road near Radha Madhav Mandir, on a large scale for the last 4 years.

No item on agenda taken up
CHANDIGARH, June 7 — Councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh seem to be losing interest in serious discussion as was evident today when its meeting was adjourned without transacting any business.Top


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