Monday, April 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Trishna’s second trip jammed
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — Non-availability of funds has held up Trishna’s second around the world sailing expedition for over a decade. Trishna — Corps of Engineers’ ocean going yatch — had last circumnavigated the globe from September 1985 to January 1987.

Mohali water problem may get acute
SAS NAGAR, April 16 — Claims by the local Municipal Council officials of improving the water supply this summer notwithstanding, the residents are again in trouble.
Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka all set for contest
Launches e-fashion Man behind the show

Electricity Department told to repay Rs 15 lakh
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — Giving the verdict in a significant case filed here by the Life Insurance Corporation against the SDO (Electricity) of the Electricity Division 4, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held the Electricity Department guilty of overcharging the LIC to the tune of Rs 15 lakh in connection with the bill on a certain meter.

Drudgery or sacrifice?
IF you happen to pass by DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, in the afternoon, or any other school, you are bound to notice groups of women huddled on the pavement or on the staircases of the houses nearby. Take a closer look and you will find that they are all mothers waiting to take their children home after school.

School-residents impasse continues
THE residents of Sector 45 (Burail) and the authorities of St Stephen’s School are in a Catch 22 situation because of certain problems that are not their creation.
Name public place after Vij
The Punjab Government is to be lauded as a middle school in Jangpura village, near Banur in Patiala district, will be named after martyr Hawaldar Jai Singh, who recently laid down his life during anti-insurgency operations.

Tapasvis honoured on Mahavir Jayanti
PANCHKULA, April 16 — A cultural programme and sermons marked Mahavir Jayanti celebrations at SS Jain Sabha in Sector 17 here today.

Blind students with their degrees at the 15th annual convocation of Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.

— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Kak’s stress on social instinct

The ugly side of Chandigarh
IN spite of all the publicity to project Chandigarh as ‘the City Beautiful’, the factual position remains otherwise. There are a number of ugly areas and issues that need to be sorted out.Regarding air pollution, the traffic police has mainly concentrated its efforts on private cars and scooters.

Satsang can change your lifestyle: Sudanshu ji
CHANDIGARH, April 16 —- “Satsang can change the lifestyle of an individual,” says Acharya Sudanshu, who has been delivering discourses at the Sector 17 Circus Ground here since April 13.

A nightmare for motorists, pedestrians
SAS NAGAR, April 16 — Despite claims by the local Municipal Council of maintaining the basic amenities, uncovered or broken storm water gullies and damaged portions of road berms in certain parts of the town continue to be nightmares for motorists plying on the city roads.


Car-borne youths attack watchman
PANCHKULA, April 16—A night-watchman, Agya Bahadur, aged 24, was seriously injured when four car-borne youths attacked him late last night when he tried to stop them in Sector 8. The number of the car in question is DL 3C B 7924, according to the chowkidar and as mentioned in the complaint to the police.

One killed, 2 hurt in road accident
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — One person was killed and two others were injured in a road accident involving two scooters and a tractor here yesterday.


They will be a cut above the rest this summer

Sick industries’ plea to FM
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — “The banks all over the country are crying for the recovery of NPA’s/sticky loans from the industry, which is to the tune of Rs. 58,000 crore. Still the banks are not obeying the instructions of the RBI” said Mr. S. R. Kaushal, President, North Zone, Sick Industry, in an emergency meeting of the office bearers here today.

Perfumes flood city markets
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — As the summer approaches, a large variety of perfumes are coming up in the market. Eau De Parfum and Eau De Toilet are the most in demand. Deodorants or body sprays are used the most in summer to keep away the sweating odour.


Lurking danger of malaria outbreak
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — The dingy pools of stagnant water with polythene bags and empty plastic bottles floating in them behind the makeshift dwellings in city colonies give ample indication of lurking danger posed by the possibility of malaria outbreak. In fact, you can even see the loathsome mosquitoes taking off for "operation bite".

Dental health awareness exhibition
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — The importance of dental awareness programmes was stressed by Dr V.K. Kak, Director-Principal of the Sector 32 Government Medical College Hospital, while inaugurating a three-day second dental health awareness exhibition at the Sector 10 Government Museum and Art Gallery here today.


Jobs for sportsmen proposed
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — We are for the betterment of sportpersons and if we are unable to perform, we will leave," said Mr Abhey Singh Chautala, President of the Haryana Olympic Association, at Panchkula yesterday.

Chetan, Nikhil win titles
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — Chetan Vikas of St Xavier's School, Sector 44, and Nikhil Chopra of St Stephen's School, Sector 45, emerged winners in the under-14 and under-12 sections, respectively, in the Chandigarh Chess Championship organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association which concluded here today at the Sector 42 Sports Complex.

Athletics meet for children
SAS NAGAR, April 16 — As many as 150 boys and girls participated in an athletics meet organised by the Resident Welfare Association of Phase 3B2 here today.


Jitra celebrates raising day
CHANDIGARH, April 16 — The 56 Field Regiment (Jitra) celebrated its 37th Raising Day somewhere in the Western Sector. The function is being attended by the Colonel of the regiment, Lt Gen C.R. Sampath Kumar, besides a number of serving as well as retired ex-Jitra officers.Top

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