Tuesday, September 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



This is a rare Mexican cactus plant which blossoms only during the night and that too on a full moon night. This photo was clicked by Manoj Mahajan at the house of Mr R.K. Verma Sector 19, Chandigarh on Sunday.
This is a rare Mexican cactus plant which blossoms only during the night and that too on a full moon night. This photo was clicked by Manoj Mahajan at the house of Mr R.K. Verma Sector 19, Chandigarh on Sunday.

Post of Chief Engineer: three in race
, Sept 18 — The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) is scheduled to meet on October 13 to select the Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Administration. In the race for the post are three candidates — Mr Puranjit Singh, Chief Engineer, Municipal Corporation; Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, Superintending Engineer (SE) Construction Circle; and Mr Jagdish Mitter, SE, presently posted as OSD, Rules.

Jacob flags off PU cycling expedition
, Sept 18 — ‘‘I too am a student as I am still learning,’’ said Lt Gen (retd.) JFR Jacob, Governor, Punjab and UT Administration, while interacting with students on his first official visit to the Panjab University today. 

Leut. Gen. JFR Jacob, U.T administrator flaging off the Cycle expedition ( Chandigarh to Kargil ) at the Student centre, Punjab University in Chandigarh on Monday.
Lt-Gen J. F. R. Jacob, UT Administrator, flagging off a cycle expedition at the Student Centre, Panjab University, in Chandigarh, on Monday.


  Chandigarh remains costly city
NEW DELHI, Sept 18 — Chandigarh remains one of the most expensive cities in the country with the consumer price index for urban non-manual employees in August hovering at 444, which is more than the all-India index of 370.

Crime against elderly: is city going the Delhi way?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Panchkula, September 17. A 65-year-old Colonel bludgeoned to death by unidentified assailants. Two days earlier, in Chandigarh, a 60-year-old woman was done to death by slitting her throat in the broad daylight. 

12 hurt in mishap
PANCHKULA, Sept, 18 — As many as 12 passengers were injured when a Haryana Roadways bus, which was on its route to Morni, turned turtle, about 5 km from here, on Monday.

City-Delhi STD link snapped
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — STD links between and Chandigarh and Delhi snapped for more than four hours this evening. Due to this, all international call traffic originating from the city was also affected as the international calls are routed through Delhi.


Stag killing case: cop moves CAT
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — The police officer accused of killing a stag in the Morni Hills has petitioned the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) to seek redressal in the case.

Indigenous anti-jam radio for tanks
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — In the backdrop of electronic warfare and its counter measures becoming indispensable part of today’s battlefield, the Army will soon be equipped with an indigenously designed and developed radio, resistant to jamming by the enemy besides being capable of secure voice and data transmission.

A place where dustbins are rarely used
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Surgical and household waste has been piling up near dustbin at the entrance of Sector 44-B here. Despite complaints to the authorities concerned, nothing seems to have been done with the result that it had become a serious health hazard.

Residents block vehicular traffic
KHARAR, Sept 18 — To protest against erratic power supply for the past many days, residents of villages of Kharar block staged a dharna and blocked vehicular traffic at Landran and Sante Majra villages on the Kharar-Banur road for about two hours today.

Senior citizens meet IT Commissioner
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — With a view to project the difficulties of the senior citizens regarding the income tax returns and refund cases, a delegation of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association, led by its president, P.H. Vaishnav met the Commissioner of Income of Income Tax today.

Isher Singh Lang’s death mourned
SAS NAGAR, Sept 18 — Various organisations have mourned the death of Isher Singh Lang, a municipal councillor and president of the Gurdwara Coordination Committee, who died in a road accident.


Staff of 4 shops booked
CHANDIGARH, Sep 18 — The police has registered a case against employees of four auto shops for assaulting Municipal Corporation employees, besides pelting stones on them when they had gone on an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 40.


Pvt telecom firms set to enter market
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Private companies are now all set to enter the market and provide relief to the customers tired of slow services and complex procedures of the Department of Telecommunication Services (DTS). Apart from enticing the new customers with their promises of quick and efficient services, the private companies may well succeed in weaning away the already existing customers of the DTS.

Coop bank staff stage dharna
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Members of the Haryana Central Cooperative Bank Employees Federation, affiliated with the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), staged a dharna outside the office of the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, here today. The demonstrators had come from 332 branches of 17 banks. They were led by Mr Chhattar Singh Jaglan, president of the federation.


‘Sanskrit is language of the devas’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — The Department of Dayanand Chair for Vedic Studies, organised a three-day national seminar on “Arthapurushartha in Vedic literature” at the ICSSR Complex of Panjab University today. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof S. K. Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He described Sanskrit as the language of the devas and the soul of Indian Sanskrit literature.


HC modifies order in Roopali case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Curtain falls over the “Roopali” story with modifying his earlier order and discharging the rule in the matter, after Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, Chandigarh, who was present in court, stated that Roopali’s claim to be a daughter of Capt Suresh Yadav, who was allegedly killed in “Operation Vijay”, were not correct.

Rajat Sharma appears in CJM’s court
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Rajat Sharma, an anchor of Aap Ki Adalat, appeared today before the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, in a defamation case filed against him by Mr Bhajan Lal, a former Chief Minister of Haryana.

Judicial remand for courier firm manager
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — The manager of a Delhi-based courier company, Harish Verma, was sent to 14 days judicial remand today by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, in a theft case.


‘Silent’ man to approach President
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Despite 200 days of observing silence in protest, the plight of 58-year-old ward servant of the PGI, Somnath, remains same. Ever since his condition was reported through these columns during the last week of June this year, he has not managed to secure benefits at the hands of the PGI authorities. 

160 units of blood donated
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 —As many as 160 units of blood were donated on the occasion of the Global Blood Donation day organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, Chandigarh unit, at Sai Old Age Home-cum-Seva Centre, Sector 30, here yesterday. The camp was conducted by the doctors from the Blood Bank, PGI.


City boys win Narang Cup
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Chandigarh boys stole the show on the final day of the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championships, which conlcuded last evening in New Delhi. City players won the Narang Cup for Boys for the first time.

Atray memorial tourney from Sept 24
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Six teams will take part in the seventh J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, to be held at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, from September 24 to October 1, according to a spokesman of the organising committee of the tournament.


Inadequate service at Estate Office
CHANDIGARH, Sept 18 — Uncertainty grips you as you enter the Estate Office in Sector 17. There is no one to guide you to the window to deposit the form. When you finally locate the window, you are faced with an unending queue.

Octroi collection work goes abegging
SAS NAGAR, Sept 18 — With the auction of work relating to octroi collection scheduled to take place here tomorrow, surprisingly not a single party has approached either the administrator or the executive officer of the Municipal Council in this connection till today.

140 complaints taken up at khula darbar
PANCHKULA, Sept 18 — Hundreds of civil and criminal complaints throughout the state, were taken up by Mr S.P.S. Rathore, Director-General of Police, at a khula darbar organised here today.

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