Monday, March 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



I helped Home Secretary take bribes, confesses Goel
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — The Union Home Ministry has, reportedly, taken a serious view of the contents of the confessional statement of K.B. Goel, Office Superintendent (Records) (now under suspension), given before a Magistrate on the night of March 14.

“Huge gaps” in communication
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Inadequate and improper communication between the aircrew and other agencies directly involved with flying activity is responsible for a majority of aircraft accidents attributed to human error.

No funds for academic events abroad
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — The Panjab University staff applying for higher studies abroad is in a fix as the University Grants Commission has released hardly any money for the applicants selected by the Travel Committee.

Hovering between life and death
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Pappan (30) is today struggling between life and death as his kidneys have failed and if he does not have kidney transplant at the earliest, he will die.

Holi haiHospitals ready for crisis
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — In view of any emergency on the occasion of the festival of colours, Holi, tomorrow, city hospitals have geared up for any eventuality.

Sharp right or left, and down you go
PANCHKULA, March 19—The road on either side of the level crossing in Sector 19 is a driver’s nightmare with the process of carpeting the road hanging fire. Though the work of laying of stone metal was completed nearly a month back, there has been little progress since then.

The right hand doesn't know what left is doing
THE decision of the Chandigarh Administration to launch a concerted “plant bougainvillea” drive on important roads in the city has been appreciated by the residents. They have, however, expressed their anguish over the manner these drives tend to end up.
Admission to
dental colleges

I want to bring to the notice of the authorities concerned that the future of many students who had appeared in the Punjab PMET examination is at stake owing to delay in the adminission to three dental colleges at Faridkot, Sunam and Ludhiana.

Villagers plan rally against acquisition
SAS NAGAR, March 19 — To protest against the acquisition of land for further expansion of SAS Nagar urban estate, residents of 25 villages around Sohana will organise a rally before filing their objections to the land acquistion notices on March 22.

Contaminated water in villages
MANAULI (SAS Nagar), March 19 — More than six villages in this area are getting contaminated water supply because of delay in the execution of a rural water supply scheme.

Sorry, officials have no time
PANCHKULA, March 19 — Members of the Haryana Housing Board Colony Residents Welfare Association, Pinjore, have alleged that officials of the board refused to meet the office-bearers of the organisation when they went to them with problems plaguing the colony.

Tyres deflated to oppose decision
ZIRAKPUR, March 19 — Residents of Bhabhat village have expressed their resentment against the decision of the District Food and Supply Department, Ropar, forbidding the supply of kerosene to the consumers who have the LPG double barrel connection.

Residents of Indira Flats ‘miserable’
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Are the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and Chandigarh Administration waiting for tragedy to strike before they take action against broken roads, filthy surroundings and foul smell which are making the life miserable for the residents of Indira Flats, Mani Majra, questioned the General Secretary of the Residents Welfare Association of Indira Flats.

Toy-making workshop concludes
DERA BASSI, March 19 — A workshop on making soft toys organised by Canara Bank to promote entrepreneurship among women, concluded at Devinagar here today.

No maps without public streets
KHARAR, March 19 — The local municipal committee has decided that no map in new colonies will be sanctioned unless the roads in these colonies are declared public streets.

Club delegates hold conference
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — More than 380 delegates of 31 Lion Clubs and Leo Clubs participated in the joint regional conference, Sangathan-2000, at Tagore Theatre today. All past district governors of the clubs also participated in the conference. The outstanding clubs, presidents, secretaries and other office-bearers, including the Zone Chairman, were honoured on the occasion.


32 tenants held for not informing police
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — The police has arrested 35 persons, including 32 tenants, from Burail village for not intimating the police about their stay. According to the police, three cases have been registered against them.

Shooting and kidnap accused caught
DERA BASSI, March 19 — The Punjab police has arrested one and identified three other accused in a recent daylight shootout and kidnapping case here.


17 fellows request change in status
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — As many as 17 fellows of Panjab University requested the university Syndicate yesterday for a change in their current faculty status, informed sources said here today.

School for all-round growth
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Silver Oak School in Sector 32-D is a qualitative school for kids between the age group of 2 to 6 years. It is run by a visionary young man, who wants to create a modern state-of-the-art school.


Agency told to refund ticket amount
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has directed a local travel agency to refund the amount of a ticket issued to a consumer for flying on a non-applicable route between two airports in the USA. The consumer had travelled from India to the USA on a ticket issued by Global Airways and Resorts Ltd.


“Ayurveda can cure any ailment”
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — "Ayurveda is not for making money or profit but to serve people. It is this science which has treatment for every ailment and disease, be it cancer, AIDS or common ailments like flu or sore throat," observed Mr D.C. Sharma, a senior functionary of the Reserve Bank of India, at a function held here this evening to felicitate him.


Adviser's XI win trophy
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Adviser's XI defeated Chandigarh Press Club by eight wickets at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today to win the Samuel Banerjee trophy.

Royal Club, Videocon XI win
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — Royal Cricket Club and Videocon XI beat McDowell XI and Friends Cricket Club by 13 runs and 131 runs, respectively, today, in the first MM Lal Jain Memorial Cricket Tournament being played here.

City put on India's baseball map
CHANDIGARH, March 19 — The heroic victory of Chandigarh eves and third position earned by the men's team in recently concluded 14th Senior National Baseball Meet proved that the city is now a force to reckon with in this game.Top

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