Friday, April 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Welcome pickpockets — This is one of the photograph, clicked by Navneet Saxena, on display at a photo exhibition at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

Administration set to rebut VC’s claim
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The controversy raised by a reported statement made by the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof M. M. Puri, in which he has alleged that UT Finance Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh, allegedly tried to use his influence in getting a job of a lecturer for his wife has taken another turn.

Police officers inspect the site where two labourers were buries alive following a cave-in in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photograph by Parvesh Chauhan
Two labourers buried while digging a pit for water pipes
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Two labourers were buried alive while digging a pit for installation of water pipes near Shahpur village in Sector 38 here this afternoon.The police has registered a case under Section 304 - A, IPC, against Panchkula resident C L Nagpal, for causing death by a negligent act.

Major changes in water byelaws
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to make major changes in the Chandigarh water supply byelaws by proposing to revise the tariff, fix minimum charges for public stand posts and introduce security system depending upon the size of water supply meter used by consumer, both domestic and commercial.


A pretty traumatic driving experience
ho would not like to drive on the Union Territory roads, given their smooth surface, width and length? But there is a problem. The vehicular traffic has increased manifold , safety has side-stepped and safe-driving is a casualty.

Jain’s reversion may be expedited
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Rejection of anticipatory bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court may expedite the reversion of the Chandigarh Home Secretary, Mr N.K. Jain.

My removal illegal, charges baseless, says Venod Sharma
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — In what could only be a ‘filmy’ scene, patients are reported to have been transported in from the local areas on the occasion of a meeting of an inspection committee at Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Hospital Sector 46, here today.


Chandigarh youth second to none
handigarh youth have found a new look — chic. The buzzword is to look cool and exclusive. You think new fashions are confined to the four metros. Style is substance here. So is experimentation. Be it clothes, footwear or exotic perfumes, the Chandigarh youth are second to none.

Heat wave persists
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The whole of north-west India continued to be in the grip of heat wave conditions for the fourth day today with temperatures staying four to seven degrees above normal and weathermen here held out no hope of a respite during the next 48 hours.

Jandu panel wins Tribune union poll
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The Balbir Singh Jandu panel won the Tribune Employees’ Union poll today, winning all posts of office-bearers and executive members.

8 buffaloes die in mishap
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — At least eight buffaloes were killed and 10 others injured when a truck carrying them overturned after one of its front tyres burst near Raipur Kalan village here yesterday.

An act of honesty
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — In a rare act of honesty, shopkeepers in a Sector 22 outlet today returned a pouch gold jewellery to a couple which they had forgotten at the shop a few days back.

‘He who helps his wife in household chores is the ultimate man’
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Traditional roles are being turned on their head. The barriers raised by the “ chauvinist “ males are being battered down by the independent, confident and career conscious women of today.

Operate Sector 43 bus stand, says Jacob
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Administrative officers should adopt a pro-active approach in redressing grievances of the general public, says the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd).

Controversy over gurdwara poll
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — A controversy has arisen over elections to Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Phase XI here with the two main groups levelling allegations and counter-allegations. The poll is scheduled to be held on April 23.

Rally by members of disabled body
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Members of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, held a rally in Sector 17 in protest against the “indifferent attitude” of the state government towards their demands.


Son of Punjab IAS officer assaulted
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The son of a senior Punjab IAS officer and his friend were reportedly assaulted with sharp-edged weapons by some assailants in Sector 11 late last night. Both are said to be in a stable condition.

Goods recovered, six arrested
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — Goods worth around Rs 1.5 lakh have been recovered by the local police from a gang of six persons. They include TV sets, CD players, gas cylinders, sewing machines, ceiling fans, blowers and video games.


Fruit prices fluctuate
PANCHKULA, April 20 — The prices of fruit fluctuated in the local markets for the second week running even as the prices of mangoes came down and those of citrus fruit began to go up. These are further likely to fluctuate for the next two weeks, till the time more fruit arrives in the market.

Going gets tough for poultry owners
Going gets tough for poultry owners
Tips on safe driving given
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — A rally of Hero Honda CBZ motor cycles, which had started from Tarn Taran on March 27, reached the town today.

Punwire employees hold rally
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — A rally was organised by employees of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited in Industrial Area Phase VI here today.

Kitties getting commercialised
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Kitty parties are reportedly getting more commercialised. Different locally-made and imported products are promoted in such parties. Most of the rich women have a schedule of 5 kitty parties in a week.

UT teachers presented awards
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The Chandigarh Administration today held a state awards function at Tagore Theatre to present awards to outstanding teachers of the Union Territory for the years 1997-98 and 1998-99.

Paper not from syllabus
CHANDIGARH, April 20 —Panjab University students of BA (III) appearing in paper B of Hindi (elective) have complained that at least three questions did not adhere to the university syllabi norms.


Consumer forum upholds order
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of Chandigarh has upheld the order of the Union Territory District Forum II directing Indus Valley Estates and Farms Limited to pay to Dr Sansar Chandra, a resident of Sector 19, a sum of Rs 1 lakh he had deposited with them.

Another student sues Vivek school
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — The issue of Vivek High School detaining yet another student in class XI despite the fact that he fulfilled the CBSE condition of attaining 33 per cent pass marks was again raised today with Aftab Singh Khara, a Class XI student of the school, filing a civil suit against the Principal, Ms P.K.Singh, and class teacher, Mr Mushtaq Ahmad.


A thorough entertainer
PANCHKULA, April 20—An open fashion and dance show organised at Yavnika in Sector 5 proved to be a thorough entertainer for the audience, mostly people who had come to enjoy a walk in the garden, and youngsters who hooted right through the programme.

Artistes to discuss scope of Punjabi theatre
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Theatre lovers of the city may have something creative to look forward to in the forthcoming two days as five distinguished theatre artistes will interact with them in order to discuss “how wide is the scope of Punjabi theatre”.

Clicked in a variety of techniques
A photograph is clicked when the photographer likes the subject and the moment and he wants to preserve it till eternity. So, a picture is always endearing and close to the heart. No wonder, this art has many ardent fans and pursuers. One such organisation is the Photographic Society of Chandigarh.


Work on dispensary to begin soon
PANCHKULA, April 20 — While three projects undertaken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority are nearing completion, work to build a dispensary in Sector 21 will get underway soon.


SAI selects Bindra
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Abhinav Bindra, an international shooter of the city, added another feather into his cap when the Sports Authority of India selected him to undergo a mental and pressure management course at the Lanny Bassham Mental Management Institute in Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas, USA, from July 2 to 12 this year.

STC trainees in Indian team
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — Nishu Chauhan and Asrita Toppo, both hockey trainees at the Sports Authority of India STC in Sector 18, have found place in the 22-member Indian junior women's hockey team probables.


Dharna by Haryana diploma engineers
PANCHKULA, April 20— Members of the Diploma Engineers Association of Haryana staged a dharna near the judicial complex in Sector 1 here today in protest against the “uncalled for harassment’’ of the Junior Engineers of the PWD Public Health and the Irrigation department.

House-listing for census from May 3
SAS NAGAR, April 20 — House-listing operations in connection with census 2001 will start on May 3. The SDM, Mr O.P. Popli, said today that staff to be put on census duty were being given training for the purpose.

National Public Relations Day
CHANDIGARH, April 20 — On the occasion of National Public Relations Day, the Public Relations Society of India, Chandigarh chapter, is holding a seminar on "Public Relations in the Present Circumstances" here tomorrow.Top

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