Sunday, April 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Air-conditioners and coolers are for the wealthy — sewer pipes are cool for us! Probably that is the underlying philosophy of these labourers who enjoy afternoon siesta away from the scorching sun. — A Tribune photograph

Notice issued to PU V-C
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof M.M. Puri, on a contempt petition preferred by Dr R.K. Sapru, a Reader with the university’s Public Administration Department, alleging that the Vice-Chancellor did not comply with the judgement of the High Court delivered on January 20 quashing the appointment of Dr. B.S. Ghuman as Professor in Public Administration.

Will Anandgarh project affect SAS Nagar development?
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Will the dream project of the Punjab Government — Anandgarh city — pose threat to the further development of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, being marketed by the government as the future Silicon Valley?


PU to discuss amalgamated funds
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The amalgamated funds issue in Panjab University continues to be a problem area with the university deciding for a special meeting on the issue.

Bhatti’s Fools Day tip to government
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Members of the Nonsense Club, today, demanded the shifting of the Punjab Secretariat near the Akal Takht in Amritsar so that proper political interference could be made in the religious affairs of the Sikhs.

Judiciary overburdened, says Kirpal
CHANDIGARH, April1 — Claiming the “dearth of judicial officers” to be responsible for “clogging up of the courts”, Mr Justice B.N. Kirpal of the Supreme Court of India today revealed that there were just 1.3 judges for 1, 00, 000 persons in India.

Two busy roads to be widened
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Two important and busy road sections in the city will be widened and double-laned in the coming few months. The project has been cleared with a view to streamlining the traffic flow on these roads and making these safe for users.


HUDA violating NBC guidelines
PANCHKULA, April 1 — If prior permission for implementing modified byelaws is an indicator, the Haryana Urban Development Authority seems to be violating the stipulated guidelines of the National Building Code of India for over a year.

Civic amenities in Baddi bad
BADDI, April 1 — Contributing about Rs 30 crore every year to the exchequer of a fund-starved Himachal Pradesh by way of excise duty and sales tax, this industrial town has been crying for basic civic amenities for years. None, however, has cared to pay any heed to the vows of local industrialists.

‘Include Panchkula in Khalsa march’
PANCHKULA, April 1 — The Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sector 7, Panchkula, has urged the state government to include the township in its route chart for the Vishal Khalsa March, scheduled to begin from Nada Sahib, near Panchkula, on April 8.


29 landlords, tenants arrested
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The police has arrested 29 landlords and tenants who have not furnished particulars to their respective police stations.

One held for fraud
PARWANOO, April 1 — A case of fraud, impersonation and cheating to the tune of lakhs or rupees has come to light here after 16 years. According to the local police, Dharam Pal Bhakhu, a resident of Ludhiana, purchased some land there in 1969. He took loan against it from his department by mortgaging the papers of registration of the land with the department.


Apartment system sought
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), has assured the Property Consultants Association that henceforth, the auction of the residential property will be conducted on a freehold basis.


‘Order’ of schools on books irritates many parents
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — It is that time of the year which parents dread. Yes, the new academic session is beginning and parents are making a beeline for the bookstores in the city.

Machines inflict scars: Pandaya
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Machines in the current times inflict deep scars on humanity, said Dr Pranav Pandaya from Shanti Niketan, Hardwar, at a function in Panjab University here today.The moods needed to be changed for serenity.


Jailed for selling without licence
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — For selling exposed-to-dust provisions without licence, UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Parkash yesterday directed a shopkeeper to undergo imprisonment till the rising of the court, besides imposing a fine of Rs 500.

Defacement of walls: notice issued
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — On a civil suit against the defacement of city walls, the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Naval Kumar, today issued notice to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, the Executive Engineer (Enforcement Wing) and the Senior Superintendent of Police, besides eight other respondents, for April 4.


Paintings welcome Navratras
PANCHKULA, April 1 —Sixteen professional artists participated in the two-day art workshop which was inaugurated at Satsang Bhavan, Mansa Devi Temple, here today.


Complicated twin pregnancy discussed
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — A panel discussion on “Management of a complicated twin pregnancy” was the highlight of a programme, organised on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Obstetric and Gynaecology Society of Northern India at the PGI today.

Use ultrasound to detect abnormality in foetus
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Doctors should not encourage the use of ultrasound for identifying the sex of the baby, but recommend it for detecting abnormalities and for better treatment of the patient and the foetus.

200 examined at medical camp
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — A free medical camp was organised by the J.P. Memorial Charitable Trust at B N Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 37 here today. As many as 200 patients were examined by a team of doctors.

Blood camp today
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council will organise the 16th blood donation camp in collaboration with the Darshan Darvesh Foundation tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at Hotel Aroma Premium, Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, on the occasion of death anniversary of Darshan Singh Kohli, founder of the hotel.

Kochhar is chief of city IMA unit
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Dr G.S. Kochhar was today elected President of the IMA, Chandigarh unit, for 2000-2001.


Five chosen for all-India camp
CHANDIGARH, April 1— Five players representing the Chandigarh Football Association have been selected for the All-India coaching camp (under-16) (North Zone) to be held in the NIS, at Patiala from April 2 to 13. In all 20 boys have been shortlisted from Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, HP, Rajasthan and Chandigarh.

Kinshuk enters U-12 final
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — Kinshuk Sharma, a student of St John’s High School, Sector 26, and a promising tennis player, made it to the final of the boys’ under-12 section on the penultimate day today of the Lake Club Junior Open Tennis Tournament being played here at Lake Club.


Census work begins
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut -Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), filled the first enumeration form to launch the first phase of the Census-2001 operations today.

Stickers pasted on wrongly parked vehicles
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — As part of a drive to create traffic awareness in the city, the police organised a joint traffic checking programme in the city here today.

Body cuts ties with Goel
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The Chandigarh UT Secretariat Employees Welfare Association, in a press note issued here yesterday, said the statements of the controversial K.B. Goel should not have been recorded in his capacity as the President of the association.Top

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