Chandigarh Tribune
Saturday, January 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Administration replacing greenery with fencing
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — The green hedges encompassing Fitness Trails, Sector 10, have paved way for steel chain link fencing with the Chandigarh Administration repeatedly reiterating its commitment of keeping the city green.

PUDA relaxes norms for CM's aide...
SAS NAGAR, Jan 21 — While the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority takes prompt action against the violators of building bylaws in the town, it has turned a blind eye to the blatant violation by the occupant of a house who is on the personal staff of the Punjab Chief Minister, in Phase 3B1 here.

Brothers to die for murder
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Two Indians Kooky Sharma and his brother, Devinder Sharma — settled in Kampala city to Uganda, have been sentenced to death for murdering Mrs Renu Joshi.

Poly Clinic corridors flooded
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Patients and doctors walk precariously through water that has flooded corridors of Poly Clinic, Sector 22, here. And sweepers refuse to clean the area because it is a persistent problem.

Illegal constructions on
ZIRAKPUR, Jan 21 — Colonisers and property dealers of this area have started converting agricultural and waste land into plots for sale. In total disregard for any authority, the practice has gained momentum right under the nose of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat.


90 pc of aged have little support: Sandhu
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Helpage India, an organisation involved in caring for the aged, has initiated an action plan to implement the new policy devised by the government to provide financial, health and emotional security to the elderly.

Sewer overflowing for 2 weeks
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Even as the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to impose sewerage cess, the problem of sewerage disposal remains unabated in certain parts of the city. A case in point is the overflowing sewer in a block of CPWD flats of Sector 46-A, here.

'Implement paying guest scheme'
CHANDIGARH , Jan 21 — The local unit of the All-India Paying Guest Accommodation Association has urged the Chandigarh Administration to implement the paying guest accommodation scheme in the city.

HUDA workers' strike ‘unjustified’
PANCHKULA, Jan 21 — The Chief Administrator of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, Mr NC Wadwa, today said in a press conference that the agitation of HUDA workers, which entered 25th day, was unjustified.


One killed, three injured in mishap
PANCHKULA, Jan 21 — One person was killed on the spot and three others were seriously injured when two trucks collided here last evening.


Petrol stations to close at 10 p.m.
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — All petrol pump owners have been asked to close down by 10 p.m. everyday. This was decided at a meeting of owners and managers of various petrol pumps and the police held at the police headquarters.

Potato price plummets
DERA BASSI, Jan 21 — Potato has turned a crop of sorrow for growers in Punjab. In the wholesale market the price of potato has touched almost an all-time low. The vegetable is selling at 70 paise to 90 paise a kilo. The best quality potatoes are available for Rs 70 a bag weighing 80 kg in the Chandigarh’s main market.

'Promote technical education for women'
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21— Conceptually entrepreneurship should not be considered as gender specific, and that schemes for the involvement of women in various work places, women entrepreneurship and women empowerment should be integrated in the already existing support system.

Municipal services’ privatisation backed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — A two-day seminar on privatisation of municipal services was organised at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today. Mr Ashok Pahwa, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Mr N.K. Arora, Principal Secretary, Punjab, and experts from ICICI, Mumbai and New Delhi, and the HUDCO were the main speakers on the occasion.


Part-time lecturers’ pay ‘needs hike’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Enhancement of salaries for part-time lecturers in colleges figured prominently in the list of items discussed during a meeting of private college principals with senior officials of the UT Administration.

Homoeos’ gherao over probe...
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — The Homoeopathic Medical College unit, Sector 26, today gheraoed residences of Mr R.P. Joshi, President of the college management, and Mr R.K. Kanwal, Treasurer of the college management, for continuation of inquiry against the Principal of the college.

...stir continues at SAS Nagar

Test for RIMC on Feb 1, 2
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — The written entrance test for Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun, for the August, 2000, term will be held at Central Polytechnic on February 1 and 2.


Rape accused gets remand
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Chandigarh Police commando Sarandeep Singh, accused of raping a Kharar resident after luring her, was today remanded in judicial custody till February 4 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash.


Saavi adjudged best play at festival
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 —The team of BBK DAV College, Amritsar, won the award for the best play on the second day of the inter-college cultural festival at the local DAV College here today.

Navjot’s poem adjudged best
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Navjot Sran of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, won the trophy in best self-composed poem competition on the concluding day of the three-day inter-college annual cultural meet held at Government College of Education, Sector 20-D.


Kids spread pulse polio message
LALRU, Jan 21 — More than 2,000 students from six government and private schools, teachers and other residents of the town formed a human chain here today to create awareness about the pulse polio programme.

Workshop on AIDS
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — The NSS units of Government College, Sector 46, organised a workshop on preparing NSS volunteers for combating AIDS in collaboration with Institute for Development and Communication today.


Kamalpreet wins gymnastics bronze
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Kamalpreet Nakai, a Class XI student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, won a bronze medal at the XIth Junior National Gymnastics (under-17) Championship, which concluded recently at New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), organised by the West Bengal Gymnastics Association.

Avneet, Jaswinder 100 m champs
CHANDIGARH, Jan 21 — Avneet of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, in the girls' section and Jaswinder Singh of SD Public School, Sector 32, in the boys' section, won a gold medal each in the 100 m race at the first Inter-School Sports Meet in five disciplines organised by the UT Sports Department which concluded here today.


Public to be involved in sanitation
SAS NAGAR, Jan 21 — Mohalla sanitation committees are planned to be set up here if residents show adequate involvement in the scheme.Top

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