Tuesday, April 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Maintenance of street lights to be privatised
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Chandigarh Administration has given its nod to a proposal of the Municipal Corporation to privatise operation and maintenance of street lights in the city.

The remains of the car which collided head-on with a truck, claiming two lives, on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway in Dappar village, near Lalru, on Monday
The remains of the car which collided head-on with a truck, claiming two lives, on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway in Dappar village, near Lalru, on Monday. — A Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
2 killed as car, truck collide head-on

Mohali civic body to act tough with residents
SAS NAGAR, April 17 — The residents in the town are in for trouble. The local Municipal Council authorities will start challaning the occupants of houses who dump their ‘malba’ in public places under the provisions of the Municipal Act. from tomorrow.

Temperatures shoot up in plains
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The north west plains experienced moderate heat-wave conditions with temperatures rising two to five degrees above normal at many places, the weather office said here today.

HC lawyers to suspend strike tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association today decided to suspend the strike by the lawyers from April 19, at a largely attended meeting held today.

Jain seeks leave extension
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Home Secretary of Chandigarh, Mr N.K. Jain, against whom a case of corruption has been registered by the Special Cell of the Central Bureau of Investigation, has asked the Administration to extend his leave by 15 days.


Halwais plan agitation against tax
PANCHKULA, April 17 — Business for sweetmeat shop owners in the state has turned sour with the Haryana Government imposing 10 per cent sales tax on all items. Some with small businesses are planning to shut shop if the tax is not rolled back.


Jacob visits night school
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — "The Government cannot do everything and the public needs to take responsibility to educate the children belonging to weaker sections of society," said Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT, during his visit to a night school in Kumhar Colony here today.

350 examined at eye camp
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Local) organised a free eye camp in collaboration with Government Medical College, Sector 32, at No. 3 Base repair Depot today for the benefit of air force personnel, civilian employees and their families.

Madrasa doing noble service
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — It is a madrasa with a difference. It not only provides education to the downtrodden children, but also bears the expenses for boarding and lodging.


3 arrested for gambling in public places
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The police has arrested three persons on the charge of gambling from various places in the city.

Court directs SSP to trace girl
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — Directing the UT Senior Superintendent of Police to trace an allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old girl, Mr. Justice T.H.B. Chalapathi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today also asked him to produce her before the Court on April 24.


House building societies’ plea
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Chandigarh State Federation of Co-Op House Building Societies Limited has urged the Chandigarh Administration as well as the Chandigarh Housing Board to adjust 18 per cent interest on the earnest money already deposited with them towards the revised amount of the money for allotment of land to Cooperative House Building Societies.


Shotokan kicks interest in students
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — It was a day to learn some finer points of the shotokan style of karate from Sensei Anil Garodia, President of the Japan Karate Association of India, for students of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula.

Ground beneath STC's feet is small
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Sector 18 training centre of the Sports Authority of India, where girl trainees get coaching in athletics, volleyball, hockey and basketball, surprisingly, has managed to carry on all these years since 1989 with insufficient ground.

DAV looks beyond cricket now
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The school with maximum sport achievements in the city is, surely, none other than DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. The school has produced cricketers like Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and Ashok Malhotra among others.


Watering lawns in mornings banned
SAS NAGAR, April 17 — The local Public Health authorities have banned watering of lawns and washing of vehicles during the morning supply hours from 4 a.m to 10 a.m with immediate effect. The use of online booster pumps has also been banned.

Voters’ list made public
SAS NAGAR, April 17 — The fresh list of voters for the local municipal elections scheduled to be held on May 28 was made public today for inviting claims and objections.

Let Kundras stay: UT
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — The Chandigarh Administration has urged the Union Home Ministry to allow the Kundras — Mr Asish and his wife, Geetanjali — to continue here till they get their senior grade.

350 jhuggis, rehris removed
PANCHKULA, April 17 — The Enforcement Wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority removed over 200 jhuggis from Sector 3 in the area acquired for the construction of the Golf Course in Sector 8 and over 150 in Sector 10.

Plea to withdraw sack orders
CHANDIGARH, April 17 — A deputation of the Information and Public Relations Officers Welfare Association led by its president, Ms Uma Sharma, called on Punjab Public Relations Minister Natha Singh Dalam, seeking the withdrawal of orders terminating the services of Mr Krishan Lal Rattu, a Public Relations Officer, and putting Mr Naginder Singh, another PRO, under suspension. Top

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