Thursday, April 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Water supply, sewerage projects for Zirakpur
ZIRAKPUR, April 19 — As part of the Zirakpur development plan, the Punjab Government has decided to dig three deep tubewells, water supply lines and 37 km of sewer lines to provide basic amenities of the area falling under the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat.

A major fire gutted more than 90 shops in the Mani Majra rehri market, Chandigarh, on Wednesday morning.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Goods worth Rs 50 lakh
destroyed in fire

Suspended SE to be reinstated
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Mr Jagdish Mitter, Superintending Engineer, Electrical Circle of the Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Administration, who was placed under suspension for having turned an approver in the "kickbacks case", is all set to be reinstated.

Are prep schools the answer?
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — One finds preparatory schools mushrooming all around and slowly and steadily creches, and anganwadis are losing their existence.


Red and White bravery awards presented
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The Red and White Bravery Awards for Punjab were presented at a function here today. The awards were given in two categories — physical bravery and social acts of courage.

Heat wave sweeps region
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The north-west plains had another hot day with the mercury hovering four to seven degrees above normal at various places in the region.


Ambala girl attempts suicide
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — An Ambala resident attempted to commit suicide while two city residents were killed in separate accidents in the city.


Army recruitment on April 22
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The Army Recruitment Office at Ambala Cantt will recruit jawans from the areas of Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Panchkula and Chandigarh on April 22.

Storm over vends
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The general house of the Municipal Corporation, at a meeting today, decided to ask the Finance and Contract Committee of the MC to restudy the entire scheme of allowing TV cable companies to lay underground cables in the city.

2 city cops for UN mission
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — SI Anokh Singh Sekhon of the Chandigarh Police and Deputy Commandant S.S. Sekhon of the Central Industrial Security Force have been selected for the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Kosovo and will leave for Delhi tomorrow.

Sukhna shramdan from May 3
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The Chandigarh Administration may start the next phase of shramdan, the manual desiltation of the bed of Sukhna Lake, from May 3.

MC plans loan for tubewells
KHARAR, April 19 — Local residents have started facing shortage of drinking water with the onset of summer.


PU finalises entrance tests’ schedule
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Panjab University has finalised dates for entrance examinations to various courses in the coming session (2000-2001).

Get the best out of your kids
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Parents and schools should reach out to each and every child so that they achieve their potential. This was stressed during a seminar on Learning disability, organised today under the aegis of ODE (Optimising Development in Education) at Sector 24 Indira Holiday Home.

Teachers’ protest
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The Panjab University Teachers Association organised a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today in response to a call of the North Zone Council of the All-India Federation of University Teachers Associations.

Students protest, 10 held
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Students of Homoeopathic Medical College, Sector 26, today strongly protested against the re-instatement of the college Principal, Mr K.K. Dhiman.

17 teachers get awards today
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Every year outstanding teachers honoured for their dedication and commendable contribution to the cause of education by presenting special awards to them.


2 remanded in police custody on rape charge
KHARAR, April 19 — Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded two persons — Anokha Lal and Shankar — in police custody till April 20. The two were arrested by the SAS Nagar police on the charge of abducting and raping a minor girl for more than one month.


It’s mystery mounted on the walls
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — A round of the paintings still being mounted in the Sector 9 Art Folio for a formal inauguration tomorrow is sure to activate all human reflexes. Unlike in most cases, a ten minute halt at this venue would not suffice this time, for there is lot of mystery left to the viewer to be unravelled.

92 photographic prints on display
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — About 92 colour, black and white and digital prints, apart from a full-fledged section devoted to the tercentenary celebrations of the Khalsa, were put up for art lovers to savour on the occasion of inauguration of photographic exhibition at the Government Art Museum and Gallery today.

Artists to discuss scope of Punjabi theatre
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Theatre lovers of the city may have something creative to look forward to in the forthcoming two days as five distinguished theatre artists will interact with them in order to discuss “how wide is the scope of Punjabi theatre”.


Spinal injuries centre to be set up
SAS NAGAR, April 19 — A regional rehabilitation centre for spinal injuries and resources centre for other disabilities will be established in Sector 70 here. The centre will be set up as part of Aid India Scheme of the Italian Government which allows providing free equipment for the centre.


CGA to select team for nationals
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The Chandigarh Golf Association has called for entries from amateur golfers of the city to select a team for the National Games to be held in November.


A variety of items displayed for kids at a shop in the Industrial Area, Chandigarh.
Industry hails Jacob’s decision on byelaws
CHANDIGARH, April 19 — The decision of the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), to amend industrial building byelaws has been hailed by various industrial organisations.

Products that appeal
to kids’ fancy

CHANDIGARH, April 19 — Today’s kid is very demanding, and to exploit the trend entrepreneurs have come up with new different kinds of products ranging from “car-shaped bed” to “toy house” to appeal to the imaginative minds of kids.

Capsicum selling at Rs 40 per kg
SAS NAGAR, April 19 — Priced at Rs 12 a kg, carrot was the dearest item among various vegetables in the local markets. Top

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