Saturday, September 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



IT bigwigs to meet UT Admn today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Top Indian companies — a total of eight and all of them major players in the telecom and information technology sector — will be engaged in a meeting with the officials of the Chandigarh Administration tomorrow.

MCC plan to install display boards for posters
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Defacing of the buildings and public utilities by pasting posters may become a thing of the past, following a proposal by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), to install display boards for posters in different markets of the city.

New telecom chiefs for Punjab, Chandigarh circles
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — It will be a virtual hot seat for the new incumbents of the Punjab Telecom Circle and Chandigarh Telecom District, who took charge of their respective postings this morning.

Dr Gautam VasishtFormer city student becomes star in NASA
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — A US-based Indian scientist, who has his roots in the city, is part of a team of three scientists who have discovered the youngest pulsar in the universe. This young achiever used to live on the Punjab University campus.



City is better on the Net, believe these visitors at the launch of a website in Chandigarh on Friday.
City is better on the Net, believe these visitors at the launch of a website in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

City youth find space on Net
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — A website dedicated to the city youth was launched here today. It has been designed by seven students of the local Punjab Engineering College.

Roofs collapse after rain, two hurt
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Sept 1 — Two persons, including a woman, were injured when the roof of their house in Harijan Colony here caved in this morning after overnight rain.

Controversy shrouds student’s death
PANCHKULA, Sept 1 — Controversy shrouds the alleged suicide of Mattru Ram, a local student, here yesterday.

Election process reviewed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1— Mr Harikesh Bahadur and Mr Y. Chaurasia, Chairman and member, respectively, of the Pradesh Election Authority, constituted by the All-India Congress Committee to conduct the party’s organisational elections in the UT, visited the city yesterday and reviewed the ongoing election process.

The changing interiors of houses
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1— Comfort, convenience and class are the watchwords, as far as the interiors of the houses in the city go. 

Reschedule budget: ZP 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The newly elected Zila Parishad met for the first time on Wednesday and demanded that the budget for the villages in the Union Territory be rescheduled.

CAPE releases geese into Sukhna 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Children’s Alliance for Protection of Environment, in a function organised in association with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation, released a gaggle of geese at the Sukhna Lake today.

School named after martyr
PANCHKULA, Sept 1 — Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Sector 7, here has been renamed Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Government Senior Secondary School in memory of Major Sandeep Sagar, who laid down his life during Operation Vijay in the Rajouri sector on June 25 last year.

Relief material despatched
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — A truck-load of relief material for flood-affected people of Himachal Pradesh was despatched by the Punjab branch of the Indian Red Cross Society yesterday.

British library book festival begins
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — If you want to have a look at a variety Cambridge University books, rush to the British Library.


Cashier held for embezzlement
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The police has arrested the cashier of a bank on the charges of misappropriating money.

‘False case registered against servant’ 
SAS NAGAR, Sept 1 — The wife of a domestic servant, Amravati, today alleged that her husband, Gaya Parsad, who had been working at the house of the Municipal Councillor, Mr Manjit Singh, for the past 25 years was allegedly kidnapped by his employer and a false case of theft was registered against him, in connivance with the police.

Suicide case registered
KHARAR, Sept 1 — The local police has registered a case under Sections 306 and 34 IPC against Ajit Singh and his two sons of the Gharuan village on the charge of abetting suicide by Bhupinder Singh on June 27. The police has registered a case now as per an inquiry conducted by the DSP, Ropar.


SSI concessions hailed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The executive committee of the Federation of Small Scale Industries (FSSI), at its meeting presided over by Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, has complimented the Prime Minister for announcing various concessions to the small-scale sector.

Fluctuating wheat prices criticised
PANCHKULA, Sept 1 — The frequently changing government stand on wheat prices in the market, came in for strong criticism at a press conference organised by the Haryana Roller Flour Mills Association held here today.

Questionnaire for bidders of hotel site
SAS NAGAR, Sept 1 — After an interaction with the representatives of some of the top names in the hotel industry, to open a hotel in Sector 62, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority  is preparing a detailed questionnaire to be sent to the prospective bidders for the hotel site.


Charity collection by students disapproved
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — A majority of parents of school children are harassed on account of the practice of school managements asking students to go from door to door, asking donations for various charitable institutions.

Dharna by SOPU, others continues
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The dharna held by the student organisation (SOPU) and students of various Science departments entered its ninth day today.

Aero-modelling classes for schools
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — With the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) joining hands with city schools to introduce aero-modelling hobby classes, young minds will now have greater exposure to the thrilling world of flying machines besides being involved in a unique and innovative activity.

Project on vermiculture biotechnology 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Indian Council for Environmental Education in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, UT Administration, started a project on vermiculture biotechnology here today at DAV Sr Secondary School, Sector 8.

Facts to learn about village schools
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The noise by the tiny tots is deafening. Some of them are sleeping, some eating their lunch. Others are playing with whatever they can lay their hands on. Some are writing on their takhtis. 

Last date for admissions extended
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The last date for admission to graduate and post-graduate courses in Panjab University, with a late fee of Rs 625 has been extended to September 11, an official press release said here today.


Lawyer moves human rights panel
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Gurpal Singh, a resident of Kharar, filed a complaint in the Punjab State Human Rights Commission against police harassment. The complainant stated that he was practicing lawyer and was preparing the affidavit of Jasbir Singh regarding his marriage with Samriti.

2 get RI in food adulteration case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Two city residents Sanjiv Jain and K.C. Kapoor, were sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 today by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, in a food adulteration case.

Discharge plea of Sodhi Ram dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The discharge application moved by the Panjab University Controller of Examination, Sodhi Ram, was today dismissed by the UT Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Justice Lakhbir Singh.


Simple, rugged nature captured
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Vividity is the dominant attribute at the creations on show at Art Folio, which looked vibrant today. The hall seemed to have come alive with 22 frames by a young Saharanpur-based artist, Shuchi Kubba.

NIFD students display creations
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — More than 300 students of the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) yesterday exhibited a variety of garments created by them during the last academic session.


Better dispensary for Mauli Jagran
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Dwellers of Mauli Jagran Colony and other nearby areas will now have access to better medical facilities, with the upgradation of the civil dispensary to be inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob ( retd) on September 4.

Seminar on eye donation on Sept 3
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Bharat Vikas Parishad will hold a seminar on eye donation. A special function will be held at the seminar hall on DAV College, Sector 10, on September 3. Top specialists from the PGI are going to attend the seminar.

Medical camp in Tribune Colony
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Tribune Colony Committee will organise a two-day alternative medicine camp at Tribune Model School in Sector 29 on September 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood donation camp at PU
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — More than 90 students donated blood at a blood donation camp organised at Students Centre on the eve of the third anniversary of the Students Organisation of Panjab University  on the university campus. 

Osteoporosis detection camp
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Two-day free Osteoporosis Detection camp organised by the department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, in association with Panacea Biotec, concluded here today. Prof Raj Bahadhur , Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, informed that this camp was organised with an aim to create awareness among general public about Osteoporosis.

Indian Foot Society conference
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — “The most common disability that people suffer from is foot injury”. Speaking at a press conference held on the eve of the XIV Annual Conference of the Indian Foot Society, Prof O.N. Nagi, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, said that in India, problems pertaining to feet were mostly ignored, as it happens to be the most neglected part of the body.


City eves still on top  
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Chandigarh girls continued their winning spree on the second day of the 20th National Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship in the Sector 41 Shivalik Public School here today. Chandigarh beat Jammu and Kashmir, 29-01, 29-10.

Court inaugurated in school
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — At the National Ball Badminton Meet in the Sector 40 Guru Harkishan Public School, the first match on a new hard court was played between Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.


Mayor reviews status report
CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today reviewed the status report pertaining to the working of the nine nodal officers recently appointed by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh .

Kaul inaugurates training centre
RAMGARH, Sept 1 — The first Industrial Training Centre of the Indo-Tibet Border Police was inaugurated by Mr Gautam Kaul, Director General of the force, here today.


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