Saturday, April 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Residence of UT Home Secretary raided
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Central Bureau of Investigation teams conducted raids at four places in the city, including the official residence of the Union Territory Home Secretary, Mr N.K. Jain, here this morning.
CBI officials leave after sealing the house of Mr N.K. Jain, Home Secretary, UT, in Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Friday
CBI officials leave after sealing the house of Mr N.K. Jain, Home Secretary, UT, in Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

SHO asked to conduct probe
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — A city court has directed the Station House Officer of police station Central 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.

Tells doctors to be committed and more patient-friendly
Asks students not to forget mother tongue
Discusses various UT issues with Jacob

Flames billowing out of a factory in Phase II of Industrial Area in Chandigarh on Friday evening.
Flames billowing out of a factory in Phase II of Industrial Area in Chandigarh on Friday evening.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Fire destroys foam unit
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — A factory in Phase II of the Industrial Area was gutted in a fire that broke out here this evening.

Report lists bigwig encroachers
PANCHKULA, April 7 — According to a report encroachers in the township include a DGP, a retired Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Advocate-General of Haryana and a former Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Bhajan Lal.


Violations detected
PANCHKULA, April 7 — Based on a field inspection carried out in Sector 2 as part of the sectorwise inspection of the urban estate by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, violations have been detected in five houses.

Students move court against Principal
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — In a significant development, three Class XI students of Vivek High School here moved court against the school Principal, Mrs P.K. Singh, and the class teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad, alleging that the latter were trying to detain them in Class XI despite the fact that they fulfilled the CBSE condition of attaining 33 per cent pass marks.


More dry throats but not one extra drop of water
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — No prizes for predicting that summer is going to be very hot and very dry. It's the same every year. Also no prizes for predicting drastically restricted water supply.


Mobike recovered
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — The police has recovered a stolen motor cycle which had been abandoned in Sector 20.

Police standing orders yet to be enforced in totality
PANCHKULA, April 7 — Police rules and the Criminal Procedure Code provide for a fool-proof system against malpractices and dishonest dealings within the police system. However, policing from the very beginning has been allegedly apocryphal.

EWS applicants given plots
PANCHKULA, April 7 — Over 300 applicants of the Economically Weaker Sections were allotted plots of 1.5 marlas to three marlas at a draw of lots organised by the Haryana Urban Development Authority at its office in Sector 6 here today.


PEC rides post recession high
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Probably as a consequence of positive developments after a recession in the national industrial sector, the local Punjab Engineering College, this year, has shown a commendable number placement for pass-outs.

Computers lose a ‘micro chip’
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — All those who had been anticipated reduction in the cost of computers and had delayed purchasing these feel that they have waited in vain. Prices have been slashed only by 3 to 5 per cent.

Separate policy for farmers on the anvil
PANCHKULA, April 7—The former Chief Minister of Delhi and presently a member of the Parliament, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, said that a Protection of plant variety and Farmers’ Rights Bill, 1999, would be presented in Parliament on May 17.

‘Government should leave IT alone’
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — The development and advancement of the information technology sector in the country has been successful because the government has kept out of it. Mr Rajan Kashyap, Principal Secretary of Punjab for Science and Technology, said this in his inaugural address at the National Conference on Data Communication.

‘OCF output up by 3 times’
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Various aspects regarding the functioning of ordnance factories, including production, work coordination, employee welfare and future projects and developments, were discussed at the 15th meeting of the Ordnance Factory Board's Joint Consultative Machinery here today.


Why drop joy out of the lives little ones?
CHANDIGARH, April 7 - Colts frisk, puppies gambol, little monkeys tumble and romp ... Mother Nature has programmed every little one to play. Human children too are gifted with joie de vivre and it's difficult to repress it. But parents, and schools try their best to drub joy out of little lives.

PU exams from April 15
CHANDIGARH, April 7 —Examination for first year students in Panjab University post graduate classes will commence from April 15, official sources said here today.


Ll.B. compartment results submitted in court
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — The results of the compartment supplementary exams of the Ll.B. course of Panjab University conducted in December, 1999, which remained undeclared for long were finally submitted in a city court, following the filing of a a civil suit against the PU officials concerned in this regard.

Bhalla is new Sessions Judge
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Mr H.S. Bhalla, District Sessions Judge of Bathinda, will be the new Sessions Judge of Chandigarh.

Courier company penalised
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held a local courier company responsible for acting irresponsibly by not delivering a consignment at a given address.


Violin concert on Sunday
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — A feast awaits residents of Chandigarh at 7 p.m. on April, 9, at the open-air theatre in Rock Garden. A violin concert revealing the evolution of French music through the centuries is on the cards.


‘Less blood for developing countries’
PANCHKULA, April 7 — Speaking on the theme Safe Blood Starts With Me on a World Health Day function at General Hospital in Sector 6 here today, Dr O.N. Nagi, Head of the Orthopaedic Department of the PGI, said the National Health Association needed to formulate a national blood policy and cost-effective plans along with a sustainable blood management programme.

PGI employees flay Administration
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — The PGI Employees Union has criticised the Administration for not implementing the decisions taken by the apex bodies of the institute in a meeting held on March 15 regarding the non-faculty employees.


Aparna, victim of ignorance
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Aparna Popat, the 22-year-old national badminton champion and ranked 28 in the world, became a victim of ignorance when she was debarred from playing any international tournament till June 13 because she had consumed the salt phenylpropanolamine.

League cricket from April 9
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Bombay Cricket Club will take on Shine Star Club XI in the opening tie of the fourth UT League Cricket Tournament which is to begin from April 9 at Gursagar Grounds here.

Judokas win silver medals
CHANDIGARH, April 7 — Pooja Jalan and Shailpreet Kaur won silver medals in below 28 kg and below 32 kg categories, respectively, in the National Sub-Junior Judo Championship, which concluded at Puri in Orissa on March 31.Top

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