Chandigarh Tribune
Tuesday, January 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Growling stomachs but smiling faces: School students prepare for the Republic Day parade at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday, without having any refreshments. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Students march on empty stomachs
Parking arrangements for R-Day

CHB scheme for war widows, disabled
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Chandigarh Housing Board will launch a special housing scheme for war widows, widows of defence personnel, paramilitary and police personnel killed in counter-terrorist operations and counter-insurgency operations, and widows of victims of terrorists.

Reconstitution of advisory panel held up
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The reconstitution of the Home Minister's Advisory Committee for the Union Territory of Chandigarh has been held up for almost a year because of a technical hitch.

Reservation counter put off
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — After hanging fire for almost three years, the opening of a railway ticket reservation counter in this township has been put into cold storage. In a meeting with the Haryana Government over the last weekend, the Railway authorities have not accepted the ‘‘stiff ’’ terms and conditions put forward by the former.


Strike by powermen total
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A complete strike was observed by members of the UT Powermen Union here today, the call for which had been given by the Electricity Employees Federation of India, All-India Electricity Employees Federation, and the All-India Power Engineers Federation in support of the agitating employees of the Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board and also against the privatisation policy of the Union and UP Government.

Tributes paid to Lt Sandhu
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — St John's High School, Sector 26, today organised a commemorative function to pay tributes to late Lieut Rajeev Sandhu, MVC, who had laid down his life for the country during the Indian Peace Keeping Force operations in Sri Lanka on July 19, 1988.


Girl's disappearance: police inaction irks family
PANCHKULA, Jan 24 — Subedar Kamal Singha of Sector 7 is upset over his 23-year-old daughter's disappearance after she allegedly got married to an employee of a private mill in Baddi. The girl's family later found that the man was already married. He was back in town and contended that he did not know her.

Bid to molest woman
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The police has registered a case against a resident of Colony No 4 on the charge of attempting to outrage the modesty of a resident of the same colony.


SBI facilities for NRIs
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — More than 50 Non-Resident Indians from the USA, England, Canada, Australia and other countries participated in an unusual NRI meet organised by the Sector 17-B NRI branch of State Bank of India at Aroma Hotel here this morning

Scheme attracts crowds
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Bharat Petroleum, a Government of India undertaking, has launched a unique programme to celebrate the silver jubilee of its operations in the country.


Homoeopathy College students on fast in support of their demands in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Students’ fast enters third day
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The fast unto death by students of Homoeopathic Medical College, Sector 26, entered its third day today and the ongoing strike entered its 36th day.

PU non-teaching staff hold Phulwari
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — The Panjab University Non-Teacher Employees Federation celebrated its cultural function Phulwari at Law Department Auditorium, here today.

Principals demand release of grants
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A deputation of the Federation of Managements and Federation of Principals of Punjab and Chandigarh led by Dr Ishwar Singh Doraha, President, met the Chief Secretary, Punjab, Mr R.S. Mann, and submitted him a memorandum demanding release of grants of Rs 21.76 crore for the months from September to November, 1999.

Teachers observe strike
DERA BASSI, Jan 24 — The Government College Teachers Union, Dera Bassi, today held a two-hour stay-in-strike in front of the Principal’s office to press its demands. The teachers also wore black badges as a protest against the government’s failure to pay their arrears.

Honour for A.C. Vaid
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Dr A.C. Vaid, Principal of the GGDSD (postgraduate), Sector 32, will be conferred the Achiever of the Millennium Award (Millennium Hall of Achiever Fame) on January 27 at New Delhi by the All-India Achievers Conference at its 23rd national seminar, achievers convention, a press release said here yesterday.

New faces in PU Academic Council
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Panjab University has elected members of its Academic Council for the term February 1 2000 to January 31, 2002. Polling for the same was conducted on January 21 and counting held today.

Community centre for PU
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former local BJP MP, said here today that a community centre would be constructed on Panjab University campus out of the MP Local Area Development fund.


Milkman gets 6-month RI for adulteration
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Convicting a milkman, accused of selling adulterated milk, the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for six months, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1,000.

Don't dispossess tenant: court
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Allowing an application moved by a Sector 15 tenant, the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Baljinder Singh, today restrained Mr Charanjit Singh, Political Secretary to the Punjab Co-operative Minister, Mr R.S Brahmpura, and another defendant from dispossessing the applicant from the ground floor "except in the due course of law".

SDM files explanation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — In connection with the complaint filed by Singhasan Singh, a resident of Bihar state and father of boy Mukesh Kumar, who had complained against Ms Geetanjali Kundra, SDM (East), Chandigarh the SDM today filed her explanation in the form of an affidavit, rebutting the allegations in the complaint made by Singhasan Singh.

Convicted of refilling gas cylinders
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Convicting city resident Bangali Ram, accused of refilling 4-kg gas cylinders from "domestic cylinder", the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.S. Lamba, today sentenced him to one year's rigorous imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1,000.


Dental camp for students
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — A dental camp was organised in Lohia International School, Mani Majra.

167 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — As many as 167 persons donated blood during the second blood donation camp organised by the Friends Blood Donors and Welfare Association here today.

200 kids examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Nearly 200 children were examined at a free eye and medical check-up camp organised by the Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown at Dr B.R. Ambedkar Primary School in New Janata Colony, yesterday.


Sumita Jalan top judoka
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Sumita Jalan stood first in the below-44-kg cetegory of the girls’ section of the Chandigarh State Judo Championship which concluded here past evening at the Sector 42 Sports Complex. The two-day meet was organised by the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh.


Lathi charge in demolition drive
SAS NAGAR, Jan 24 — The security personnel with the enforcement staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority resorted to a mild lathi charge here today when some encroachers hurled stones at the staff during an ongoing drive to remove encroachments in Phase X.Top

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