Thursday, April 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


We have done it! Jubilant NCC cadets who were felicitated at the annual function of Central Polytechnic, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
100 NCC candidates honoured

PUDA may compound building bylaw violations
SAS NAGAR, April 5 — Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority may regularise certain building bylaw violations in its urban estates. If the proposal is approved, violations within certain parameters will be compounded on payment of a fine which will vary according to the type of violation.

MCC to get tough with encroachers
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today decided to get tough with encroachers from May 1. Meanwhile, the civic body has set up three complaint centres at Sector 37 and Mani Majra for speedy redressal of complaints regarding various civic amenities besides a centralised complaint centre in Sector 17 which will remain open round-the-clock.

Advani to lay hospital block stone
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — Union Home Minister, L.K. Advani will lay the foundation stone of Block-E of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, on April 7. To be constructed by the UT Engineering Department, it will be a seven-storey building with two basement levels.


City gets first taste of e-commerce
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — You probably don’t hate to shop if you’re buying something kind of exciting ... but the monthly trip to the ration shop hardly qualifies for that adjective. The same old thailas of atta and rice, dal, oil, sugar, soap ... you know the shopping list by heart. Grocery shopping isn’t fun ... it’s a chore.


Drive against cattle menace
SAS NAGAR, April 5 — The local Municipal Council has launched a special drive against the menace of stray cattle. The drive, which will be go at regular intervals, was started last evening under the personal supervision of the Executive Officer, Mr K.S. Brar.

Navratra Day 1 draws crowds
PANCHKULA, April 5 — Serpentine queues and traditional fervour marked the first day of the Navratra mela at the Mata Mansa Devi shrine as the bi-annual Navratra mela began here today.

Mayor to be chairman of advisory panel
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — The UT Administrator, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has constituted an advisory committee under the scheme of community polytechnic.

‘Reorganise limits of constituency’
PANCHKULA April 5 — The Citizens Welfare Association, Panchkula, has urged the state government to reorganise the limits of the local constituency so that the district enjoys its own independent identity, especially during elections.


Cops nab auto-lifters, recover 14 vehicles
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — In a major breakthrough, the UT Police Crime Branch has busted an interstate gang of auto-lifters and recovered 14 stolen vehicles. The vehicles are valued at more than Rs 15 lakh.

Booked for duping
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — A city resident has lodged a complaint against two SAS Nagar residents for duping her to the tune of Rs 1.25 lakh on the pretext of sending her son abroad.


Confusion over exam date
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — A number of examinees in the compartment category of Bachelor of Arts (all three-year students) in Panjab University failed to turn up for the English (compulsory) examination scheduled for April 3.

Agitating PU staff seek pay
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — Nearly, 3000 members of the Panjab University Non-Teaching Employees Federation organised a rally, here today, to protest against the “financial crisis” in the university due to which none of them had received their salaries for March so far.

Barred from taking B.Sc. II exam
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — Mr Anand Mohan, a BSc IInd year student of Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College was today quite disheartened after his suit seeking the court to direct the college authorities to issue him a roll number so that he could take today’s BSc II year exam, was dismissed by a city court.


HC lawyers to continue stir
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, at a general body meeting this morning decided to continue their ongoing strike till April 17.

SBI staff body members in the dock
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — A city court has directed the Station House Officer of the Central police station to conduct a discreet enquiry into a local resident’s allegations against three members of the State Bank of India Staff Association that they connived to mislead a civil court by attaching fake postal receipts of 657 articles.

Chain hunger strike continues
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — Continuing their protest against the amendments proposed to be effected in the Code of Civil Procedure, lawyers in the city courts continued their hunger strike for the second day today.


Mouse Trap on April 8
CHANDIGARH, April 5 —World famed play ‘Mouse Trap’ will be staged by the Chandigarh Amateur Dramatic Society on April 8, a press release said here today.

‘Lashkara’ chooses city for shooting
CHANDIGARH, April 5 — The upcoming Punjabi channel, ‘Lashkara’, has chosen city and surrounding areas as major locations for its current and coming tele-serials.Top

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