Tuesday, April 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Punjab, Haryana wait for Lok Pals
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The two states, Punjab and Haryana, have been without their respective Lok Pal and lokayaukta for quite some time now.

Nabbed burglar had served life term for DIG’s murder
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — In a major breakthrough, the police has arrested a notorious burglar, and recovered items worth Rs 5 lakh from his possession. As many as 18 cases of burglary have been worked out with his arrest.

CHB allows business in flats
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Chandigarh Housing Board has permitted certain commercial and minor need-based activities for allottees of its dwelling units. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the CHB here today.

Cops are for caring!cops are for caring
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — A cop who will provide first aid instead of a lathi blow! Incredible, but true ... at least in the City Beautiful.

Jain asked to appear for questioning
CHANDIGARH, April 10 -- The Home Secretary of Chandigarh, at whose residence the Central Bureau of Investigation conducted a thorough search today, has been asked to appear before the investigators on April 13 for further questioning in the case.

PGI to buy 2-crore gama camera
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Special Purchase Committee, PGI, which met today under the chairmanship of the Director, Dr S.K. Sharma, today approved the purchase of a hi-tech gama camera worth Rs 2.2 crore for the Department of Nuclear Medicine.


City powerless for hours
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Many parts of the city remained without power for most of the day today as the Electricity Wing of the Engineering Department undertook a major task of providing overhead transmission line between Sectors 39 and 52.

Amar Khalsa preview on Tuesday
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Punjab government has done little to fulfill its promise to make serials and films on Sikhs during the year-long Khalsa tercentenary celebrations, although lakhs have been spent on holding parleys with film directors and eminent personalities, alleged Hardeep Singh, member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee from SAS Nagar, here today.

Divine celebrations at ashrama
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The annual celebration of the birth anniversaries of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Mata Sharada Devi and Swami Vivekananda drew to its conclusion at Mission Ashrama here this evening.


Student held guilty of obscenity
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — A Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27-C, was held guilty of passing obscene remarks against a married woman.

4 hurt in mishaps
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Three city residents and a child were hurt in separate incidents.

Thief replaces lock after robbery
ZIRAKPUR, April 10 — Electricity meters and PVC cable worth Rs 16,000 were stolen from a Punjab State Electricity Board store here last night.


Caveat: even bank-wads can be wrongly counted
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Can you bank on a bank for an accurately counted wad of notes? Most of the time the answer is yes, but even banks can make mistakes as local businessman Jasdeep Singh discovered last week.

Opinion divided over bandh
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Opinions are divided, and so is the opinion over the call for a bandh in Sector 17 here tomorrow over the proposed amendments to the building byelaws governing commercial buildings.

PF Dept awards Securities Ltd
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (I), Mr M.L.Meena, in a press note issued today said that around 70,000 account slips had been issued to 102 establishments in offices of Punjab region for the year 1999-2000 on March 31 and April 1.


Paper 'out of syllabus'
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Students of BSc (part II) have alleged that approximately 50 per cent of the question paper of physical chemistry was out of syllabus.


Register case: human rights body
SAS NAGAR, April 10 — The Punjab Human Rights Commission has directed the registration of a case “on the judicial side” on a complaint filed by the owner of a marriage palace in Phase 5 here.

Women lawyers sit in protest
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The lawyers’ strike at the local district courts continued today with women sitting in protest against the proposed amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure and the Advocates Act.

Dasti summons issued to Riar
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The case concerning the alleged defamation of a former Deputy Mayor, Mrs Harjinder Kaur, by the president of local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, came up in a city court today, with the UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, issuing dasti summons to the accused.


Mystery revealed in art
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The myth and mystery of art came alive at the IndusInd Art Gallery today with the inauguration of the oil paintings exhibition of Hyderabad-based artist V.V. Swamy. The artist's moods and his urge to go beyond the realm of reality have been finely depicted in his raw portrayal of deities, particularly, Ganesha.

French music comes alive at Rock Garden
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — It was a melodious stroll across the centuries of evolution of French music at open air theatre, Rock Garden by string quartet Arnaud Crozatier, Quentin Hindley, Julien Gaben, and Jacques Gandard. The instruments were violin, cello and alto.


Eye transplants let soldiers see again
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — In the first ever eye transplant surgery undertaken by Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, the vision of two battle casualties has been restored to normal.

OPD open on April 13
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — Keeping in view three consecutive holidays of April 12, 13 and 14, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has decided to run its OPD services on April 13 for the general convenience of patients.


Cycling team chosen
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association has selected a seven-member team comprising four boys and three girls for the National Track Cycling Championship to be held in New Delhi from April 17 to 21, according to Mr Rakesh Mohindra, Secretary of the association.


Sewage treatment plant approved
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation, in its meeting held here today, gave its nod to the proposal of setting up of a 22.5 MLD capacity sewage treatment plant at Raipur Kalar at a cost of Rs 5.05 crore.

Awards for teachers
CHANDIGARH, April 10 — After a wait of two years, school teachers of the UT will be conferred state awards for their contribution in the field of education.

Highway to be four-laned
ZIRAKPUR, April 10 — All three highways at the traffic lights point here will be four-landed to ease traffic congestion in the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat limits, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab.

Wildlife films for zoo visitors
CHHAT BIR, April 10 — For the first time, visitors to the Chhat Bir zoo will see documentary films on wildlife before moving on to park proper.

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