Thursday, March 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Houselisting operations begin in city on April 1
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Approximately two lakh families living in Chandigarh will be covered under houselisting operations that commence from April 1 in the Union Territory. Houselisting constitutes the first phase of census operation followed by the second phase that will be population enumeration, scheduled for next year.

SSPs for more coordination
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The Chandigarh Police will train personnel from neighbouring districts in the use of computerised portrait-making. This was one of the decisions taken at the monthly interaction of the SSPs of neighbouring districts held at the GOs Mess here today. District police chiefs of Ambala, Ropar, Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib, besides officers of IB and Haryana CID, took part.

Sikh killings
MCC passes condolence motion
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) today joined the nation in condemning the massacre of 35 Sikhs at Chatti Singhpura in Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, the 37th meeting of the MCC was adjourned without transacting any business after passing a condolence resolution.

TB claims 1 life every 10 seconds in the world
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The prevalence of tuberculosis can be ascertained from the fact that one person dies of this disease every 10 seconds. About one-third of world's population is infected by TB germs.

  35 structures demolished
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — In a major anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) demolished 35 unauthorised sheds and eight concrete structures and houses constructed on the land of the civic body in Burail village.

‘Wit, compassion vital qualities of models’
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The three winners of Grasim Mr India 2000 contest, held in Hyderabad last month, expressed their views on the glamorous field of modelling, fashion and how to make it big in the industry, at press conference here today.

Grasim Mr India 2000 Aryan Vaid shares his experiences of pre-contest preparations while the first runner-up Ikram Sandhu (right) and the second runner-up Ajay Malik (left) look on. — A Tribune photograph


Traffic management reviewed
PANCHKULA, March 29—The progress in traffic management in the district was reviewed at a meeting of senior district police officers held here recently. An official spokesperson stated that the analysis of challans revealed there had been an enormous increase in the absolute number of violators challaned and focus was evenly distributed over all categories of violations.

Projects to tackle rise in psychiatric cases
PANCHKULA, March 29 — The district registered a record rise by over 100 per-cent in the number of psychiatric cases during 1999-2000. Following this, the district health authorities plan to revive the Rural Psychological Out Patient Department (OPD) project. A nodal psychological centre is also soon expected to be set up in the district.

Action against ASI ordered
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Directing the UT Senior Superintendent of Police to "take appropriate action" against an Assistant Sub-Inspector "for the delay in the filing of the challan in the court which resulted in the accused (a Nigerian national) getting bail", Mr. Justice T.H.B. Chalapathi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court also asked him "take effective steps to apprehend the accused".

NSS volunteers clean streets
PANCHKULA, March 29 — The nine-day NSS camp organised by volunteers of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 11, at Azad Colony, concluded here today.

Preparation of voter list on
SAS NAGAR, March 29 — Following the directives of the State Election Commission, the process to prepare the voter list of the wards in the limits of the local municipal council has begun.

Dhobis protest demolitions
PANCHKULA, March 29—Nearly 150 dhobis began a procession from Sector 11 and marched through Sectors 10, 16, 17 and 8 before organising a rally in front of the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 6, here, today. They were protesting against the demolition drive in the township in which their work-shelters were destroyed.

Seminar on justice
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Existential dilemmas in the pursuit of justice were the focus of discussion at a national seminar on Justice — Conceptual and Judicial Aspects at Panjab University yesterday.

Three hurt in road mishap
PATIALA, March 29 — Three persons were injured in an accident here this morning when a Maruti car hit a scooter and a cycle coming from the opposite direction near the Aviation Club on the Patiala -Sangrur highway.

Saini sabha holds meeting
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The national President of the All-India Saini Sewa Samaj, Mr Inderaj Singh, and Mr Moti Lal Kashwaha Shastri held a meeting with prominent members of the Saini Sabha here yesterday.


Suicide bid by 2 city residents
Chandigarh, March 29 — Two city residents today reportedly tried to commit suicide after setting themselves afire.

Case registered in murder incident
KHARAR, March 29 — The police today registered a case under Sections 302, 201 and 34, IPC, against one Gurmit Singh and his wife Harbans Kaur of nearby village Landran on the charge of murdering Mr Avtar Singh (Brother of Gurmit Singh.


314 graduates conferred with degrees
CHANDIGARH, Mar 29 — As many as 314 arts graduates were conferred degrees at the 18th annual convocation of Government College for Women, Sector 42, here today.

Board Chairman’s effigy burnt
ZIRAKPUR, March 29 — Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board here today burnt an effigy of the Board’s Chairman in protest against the suspension of their colleagues.

Free CET/PMT classes
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Sikh Missionary College in coordination with the Sector 34 gurdwara will conduct free coaching classes for CET/PMT from April 3.

Local lad tops IIM course
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Amneet Singh, a local lad, has topped the masters in business administration (MBA) course the reputed IIM, Lucknow, from among 168 students, sources said here today.

Cold war between two schools
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Two different schools — I.S. Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School for Girls and Dev Samaj Junior Model School for boys and girls — running under the same management on the same premises are having a cold war due to some differences that have cropped up between them.

Kids get prizes


Music has no barriers: Safri
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — Music is not to be criticised. It is to give pleasure without any barriers or strict parameters In this context, it would be unsuitable to criticise the influence of western music on current Punjabi numbers.


NGOs get training on AIDS control
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — The needs of such targeted groups as truck drivers, commercial sex workers, migrant labourers, industrial workers and students were assessed on the second day of the workshop of NGOs on targeted interventions at Kisan Bhavan today. The training workshop has been organised by the Punjab State AIDS Control Society with technical support from the DFID (Department for International Development), British High Commission, New Delhi.

Schemes for disabled revised
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — A scheme to provide financial assistance for the purchase of aids and appliances and another scholarship scheme for disabled persons of Chandigarh has been revised.


Rowing clinic for coaches in Calcutta
CHANDIGARH, March 29 — A six-week clinic for rowing coaches, under the aegis of Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, will be organised from April 15 in Calcutta.

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