Chandigarh Tribune
Wednesday, January 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



CHB allottees may not get water connections
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 —The problems of over 1,700 allottees of the mega housing complex of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in West of Sector 38 seem to be endless.

Discrepancies in voter photo I-cards
AMBALA, Jan 25 — Jaspreet Singh, a Sikh male of robust health, does not know whether to laugh or to cry. For he has been issued a photo voter identity card with a lady’s photograph on it and he has become a female according to the identity card issued by the Election Commission of India.

Kerosene distribution to be revised
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 —The Chandigarh Administration has decided to revise the kerosene distribution system in the Union territory following reduction in the monthly allocation by the Union Government.

“I love my India... in the West”
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Grey-blue swaggering eyes, ‘newspaper-shopping’ for a hubby, stop over the NRI column as the pretty damsel picks up the Chinese pen with an automatic hand. Encircling her future’s statistical sketch, she dreams of loosing her blues rocking in a night club, or a casino, with cool Pina Colado, even whizzing down the roller-coaster, abroad. For her, life in India is “B.O.R.I.N.G.”

  3-year-old child electrocuted
Chandigarh, Jan 25 — A three-year-old child of Colony No 5 was electrocuted here today.
Children take shelter Rain, winds lash city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Intermittent rain and winds lashed the city and its surrounding areas this morning, making residents feel the winter chill again.
Children take shelter under a polythene sheet to save themselves from rain in Panchkula on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh


Cultural show, songs mark celebrations
PANCHKULA, Jan 25 — A cultural programme and patriotic songs marked the Republic Day celebrations at Government College, Sector 1, and Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here today.

A harassed MO
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — What happens when your telephone number is mistakenly listed as an enquiry number? Nothing really, except that you are deluged with unending calls the entire day with callers demanding information. This is exactly what is happening with Dr Rakesh Khullar, Medical Officer (MO) at the Panjab University, whose telephone number 541774 has been listed by a new telephone directory, distributed free by a yet-to-be-printed vernacular newspaper, as the university enquiry number. The university enquiry number is 545441.

Commendation card for 67 Army men
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — As many as 67 Army personnel and one civilian employee serving in the Western Command have been awarded the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief’s Commendation Card for meritorious services.

Two CBI officers decorated
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — As many as two officers of the local unit of the CBI have been decorated for their services on Republic Day.

Commendation certificates to 11
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to award commendation certificates to 11 employees and others on the occasion of Republic Day.

Campaign on rights of handicapped
SAS NAGAR, Jan 25 — The National Handicapped Welfare Council is starting a nationwide campaign to make people aware of the rights of the handicapped as described in the Indian Constitution and to provide information on the Persons With Disability (PWD) Act, 1995.

Need to conserve oil stressed
AMBALA, Jan 25 — In view of the growing gap between the demand and indigenous supply of crude oil and petroleum products, there is a need for conservation of oil Terminal Manager of Indian Oil Corporation, Akhilesh Gupta, said here today.

UP CM’s effigy burnt
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Expressing their solidarity with the striking power employees, the members of the Joint Action Committee of Punjab and UT Employees today burnt an effigy of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to protest against the privatisation of the sector in the state.

Home gardening tips

New wall to protect temple
JAYANTI MAJRI, Jan 25 — A new retaining wall is proposed to be constructed to protect the ancient temple of Jayanti Devi, which is in danger of caving.


Theft in Sector 14 house
Chandigarh, Jan 25 — Mr D. M. Bhatti, a resident of Sector 14, reported to the police today that someone had stolen two gold bangles, gold rings and Rs 13,000 in cash from his residence.


Syndicate to give form to panels
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — In a significant move, the Panjab University Syndicate is likely to give form to nearly all major procedural committees of the university shortly.

Students’ fast enters 4th day
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The fast unto death started by two students of the Sector 26 Homoeopathic Medical College entered its fourth day today.

School board exams in March
SAS NAGAR, Jan 25 — The examination of the Punjab School Education Board for the current academic session (1999-2000) will commence in March. The examinations are to be held for middle, matriculation and senior secondary classes.

School activities on CD-ROM
PANCHKULA, Jan 25 — Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here has come out with a CD-ROM as part of its prospectus. This will detail all school activities, facilities and academic structure.

Dharna by PU teachers
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — On a call of PFUTA, teachers of Panjab University staged a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today.

Sekhon, Tiwari, Uppal share award
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Harshit Sekhon, Juhi Tiwari and Lippi Uppal shared the C. Subramanium award for excellence in character at the annual Republic Day-cum prize distribution function of the sector 27 Bhavan Vidyalaya here today.


6-month jail term for two
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Convicting two persons of trespass, the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Mahender Singh, today sentenced them to simple imprisonment for six months, besides imposing a fine of Rs 500 each.

Shifting of meat market
Notice issued for February 25
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — On a civil suit seeking directions to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and other defendants for shifting the meat-cum-poultry market from Sector 21 here to “some other place outside the residential area”, the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ms Paramvir Nijjar, today issued notice for February 25.

Case against SDM closed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Mr Justice T.H.B. Chalapathi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today closed the complaint of Sinhasan Singh against Ms Geetangli Kundra, SDM (East) Chandigarh, for sending his son Mukesh Kumar to Burail Jail allegedly in violation of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Bail refused in dowry case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The bail application moved by a Dadu Majra Colony resident, accused of being involved in a dowry death case, was today dismissed by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi.


Cultural bonanza by kids
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — It was a day of bindis, bangles, marigolds and the three colours of the Indian tricolour — green, white and saffron — at the cultural bonanza on the eve of Republic Day at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, today. The cultural evening was organised by the Chandigarh Administration.


Pulse polio drive comes to a close
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — As many as 1,15,230 children below the age of five were administered polio drops during the fourth and the final round of the intensified pulse polio immunisation programme, which concluded here today.


Camp impresses participants
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — "It was a memorable experience and being my first camp, I was able to learn much," said Gauri Sharma of Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, who attended a Northern India camp in badminton at Jalandhar.

Sharma is referee
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Arun Sharma a former Punjab Ranji player, has been appointed referee for the Prof D.B. Deodhar tournament match between South zone and Central zone at Mumbai on January 28


PCS, HCS postings
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Chandigarh Administration today reshuffled four PCS and HCS officers, besides ordering the repatriation of Mr S.K. Sharma, Assistant Estate Officer, to his parent state, Haryana.

PUDA to auction plots in Feb, March
SAS NAGAR, Jan 25 — Residential plots in various sectors of this urban estate will be auctioned by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) in February and March.

Civic body’s denial
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — In a written statement filed in the civil suit for directions to make the State Health Education bureau functional, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today “vehemently denied” that Bureau was lying close.


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