Chandigarh Tribune
Thursday, January 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



City residents experience the first heavy rain of the season on Wednesday. This picture was taken by Tribune photographer Karam Singh at the Sectors 18 and 19 crossing in Chandigarh.
City residents experience the first heavy rain of the season on Wednesday. This picture was taken by Tribune photographer Karam Singh at the Sectors 18 and 19 crossing in Chandigarh.

Hostels' inaction makes students bold, rowdy
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Incidents of indiscipline, rowdyism and general lawlessness are on the rise in various hostels in the city in the absence of any checks by the college authorities.

Two girls crushed to death by truck
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Traffic on the Chandigarh—SAS Nagar road was held up for nearly an hour, following an accident in which two Sector 70 residents were crushed to death here this evening.

No instrument, no phone connection
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — New telephone connections in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar will now be released to only those applicants who have their own telephone instruments.


Rain, winds lash city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — The city and its surrounding areas were lashed by intermittent rain for the second consecutive day today. Despite 6 millimetres of rain till 5.30 pm today, the temperatures during morning and evening hours were more than the normal average for this time of the year.

Nagar kirtan passes via decorated route
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — A colourful nagar kirtan procession was organised today to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru.

A development dream turns sour
PANCHKULA, Jan 12 — The development of Sector 5 is a dream which has turned sour. The project of building it on the lines of Sector 17 in Chandigarh and making it the hub of most commercial activity is yet to take off. This leaves the residents to make do with small markets.


Army ex-officer’s house burgled
PANCHKULA, Jan 12 — A theft was reported from a house in Sector 12 though the loss could not be ascertained since the house owners were out of the town and not available for comment.

JE, cop killed in mishaps
SAS NAGAR, Jan 12 — A junior engineer of the Public Health Department (Sewerage), Punjab, died when the scooter he was driving was hit by a truck near the PTL chowk here today.


MCC panel okays cement purchase
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today okayed the purchase of 15,000 bags of cement worth over Rs 17 lakh.


Circulars to schools on night classes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — The Education Department of the Chandigarh Administration plans to issue circulars to the heads of all the UT government schools to furnish details and actions being taken in regard to starting night classes for the slum children of the city by the 20th of this month.

Punjab ITIs to have management panels
SAS NAGAR, Jan 12 — To keep the standards of technical education in pace with the technological advances in the related fields of the industry, the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, has mooted a concept of institute management committee for the Industrial Training Institutes in the state.

Re-evaluation results awaited
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 —Scores of cases are pending in Panjab University regarding the declaration of undergraduate re-evaluation results. Students of all three years of undergraduate classes figure on the list of affected candidates.


Suit over date of birth dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — A PGI employee's civil suit for declaring illegal and unconstitutional an order debarring him from regularisation for five years was dismissed by the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Baljinder Singh, today.

Jailbreak case stayed till Jan 20
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Mr Justice K.S. Kumaran of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed further proceedings before Mr R.K. Bishnoi, Additional Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, in what is known as the ‘Burail jailbreak case’ till January 20.


Bhatti’s film dubbed in Hindi
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Bollywood singers Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthi, Jaspinder Narula, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder, Dilraj Kaur, Balibrahm Bhatt, Vinod Sehgal and Brijesh Ahuja have sung for the Hindi version of Jaspal Bhatti’s Mahaul Theek Hai.

200 take part in painting contest
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Braving rain, as many as 200 children participated at a painting competition organised on the second day of the ongoing Traffic Safety Week held at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here today.


Labour room reborn
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Women coming to the Sector 16 General Hospital daily for deliveries can look forward to better facilities and health care with the rennovation work of the labour room nearly completed. With only finishing touches left, it will be functional within a week.

252 examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — As many as 252 persons were examined at an identification camp organised by the Punjab State Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society, in collaboration with the Physically Handicapped Association of Punjab (Fatehgarh Sahib), for the handicapped at the ITI, Bassi Pathana, near here, today.


International stars to come for marathon
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Marathon runners from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malayasia and other countries, besides hosts India, are expected to participate in the first Servo Chandigarh Marathon, to be organised by the National Adventure Club on February 6, the concluding day of the sixth National Adventure Festival here.

Kriti skates to stardom
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Kriti Puri is a gifted and determined allrounder who has spectacular achievements in various fields, especially skating.

Annual sport meet ends
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — The annual sport meet of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, concluded with Ms Sukriti Likhi, IAS and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula, being the chief guest at the closing ceremony. The Director of the school, Mr P.S. Serai, urged students to inculcate sportsman spirit in themselves.


HUDA official’s suspension ‘a hasty decision’
PANCHKULA, Jan 12 — The recent decision of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to place the Estate Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, under suspension following allegations of corruption without an enquiry has stirred a hornet’s nest, even moreso because Mr Singla was seen as one of the honest officials of the department.

Health, school staff found absent from duty
DERA BASSI, Jan 12 — Government Primary School and the Health Sub-Centre of Beri Majra village were found locked and the employees absent by the Subdivisional Magistrate, Mr Sher Singh Sidhu, who was on a surprise visit to various government offices yesterday. Top

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