Saturday, April 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



CSIO produces HUD unit
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Head-up display unit designed and developed for the light combat aircraft by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here has cleared all trials and is now being integrated with the LCA prototype.

Bomb scare delays Shatabdi by more than three hours
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The Delhi--Chandigarh Shatabdi Express ( train no 2005) that reaches here at 8 30 p.m was delayed by more than 3 hours as a bomb scare forced the train to stop at a nondescript village Radhdhana, near Sonepat.

By passing personal comments, VC has become controversial, says Vandana
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — In a reaction to the statements issued by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof M.M Puri, Dr Vandana Rakesh Singh, in a statement issued here today, has expressed displeasure that her professional capabilities have been undermined and’’ despite having more-than-adequate qualifications, I have been reduced to simply being the wife of somebody,’’ Dr Singh has stated.
Earlier story:
Administration set to rebut VC’s claim

Jacob takes a break and hobnobs with animals at Chhat Bir
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The giraffe and zebra from Africa and the red panda from the Himalayas. These are some of the exotic animals that may add to the animal wealth of the Chhat Bir Zoo. Yes, this assurance came from none other than the animal-loving Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, who took time off to feed the animals.

Shaurya Chakra for Major
KHARAR, April 19 — Major H.P. Singh who laid down his life for the country while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir on April 13 last year during Operation Rakshak was posthumously awarded Shaurya Chakra by the Government of India.

  Exam on new syllabus basis
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Last-minute confusion clouds the minds of candidates appearing in a ‘re-appear’ examination in Panjab University this year with an aim to improving their aggregate per centage.


Western disturbances cool region
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Western disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir and in the neighbourhood coupled with upper air cyclonic circulation over north Rajasthan and Punjab led to slight relief from the five-day-long gruelling heatwave conditions in the north west India today.

Day of praying and mourning
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — It was a day of praying and mourning for Christians as they thronged various churches in the city and the region for the special Good Friday services today.

‘Public relations a challenging job’
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Public relations is a performing art and quite challenging, said Mr D.P. Malik, Station Director, AIR, here today.

Educate people about road rules & test them
CHANDIGARH, Statistics on the number of accidents, persons killed, injured and vehicles involved send a shiver down the spine. The police has identified areas and sectors which are more prone to accidents.


Two bodies recovered
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The police recovered two bodies from separate places in Mani Majra here this morning.


A dominant feature in Vandana’s creations is the naturality she manages to somehow preserve.
MoU with CITCO favoured
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The Federation of Small Scale Industries has demanded that to save the small-scale sector, the existing policy of entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Development Corporation must continue.

Women power saves crores
PANCHKULA, April 21 — "Savings of Rs 50.60 crore have been registered in the district under the small savings scheme," said Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner.
She is involved in an art that spreads brightness

Ban on taking out processions
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, yesterday banned the taking out of processions, organising of rallies, making speeches, sitting in dharnas and carrying of lathis in areas located north of Madhya Marg. The order has been passed for a period of 60 days starting last night.


‘Substandard’ technical institutes face closure
ZIRAKPUR, April 21 — The Punjab Government has decided to close down all those technical education institutions that provide substandard education in the state. The institutes with inadequate infrastructure and equipment in their laboratories will be closed by March 31, 2001.

BCA paper not from syllabus
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Students of Bachelors of Computer Applications (part II) course appearing in the annual examination of Panjab University, complained that their MIS paper was out of syllabus to a large extent.

Hansraj Day celebrated
PANCHKULA, April 21 — Mahatma Hansraj Day was celebrated in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here yesterday.

Punjabi book wins accolades
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — A compilation of criticism in Punjabi literature by a Panjab University teacher is making its mark in academic circles.


Youngsters sway to Anamika numbers
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Youngsters swayed to “peppy” songs of Anamika as disco lights flashed on the specially decked up stage at the Sector 17 Parade Ground here today.The spectators, particularly children and youngsters,joined in the revelry enthusiastically.

Workshop on portraiture
SAS NAGAR, April 21 — A two-day workshop on portraiture is being organised by the Photographic Society of Chandigarh in collaboration with Kodak India at Saxsons Digital Studio and Photographic Institute in Industrial Area here from tomorrow.


Check-up camp for kids
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Dr Vikrant Gupta Memorial Foundation will organise a free medical and dental check-up camp for children on its premises, 223, Sector 15-A, on Saturday.


Wrestlers are our hope: Dara Singh
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The Papaji of famous TV serial Hadd Kardi, Hanuman of serial Ramayana, a wrestler of repute and Puttar of Punjab, Dara Singh was in the city today. He had come on the invitation of the Punjab Olympic Association to attend the first meeting of the organising committee of the National Games proposed to be held in Punjab.

‘We need dignified sportsmen ’today’
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — Cricket, the only game which imbibed tremendous interest in people, has left them with a feeling of’ betrayal. What we need now to keep sports alive is “dignified sportsmen” who do not believe in possessing honours but in deserving them.

School set to open gymnasium hall
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, Panchkula, is all set to open a huge indoor gymnasium hall on its first floor for badminton, table tennis, yoga, judo and other indoor sport.

Slazer league cricket in last leg
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — 3BRD will take on Inde Dutch Systems while High Court XI will take on Haryana Forest Development Corporation in the last leg of the inaugural Slazer Cup League Cricket Tournament which will be played on April 22 at the Sector 5 cricket ground in Panchkula.


Cases withdrawn against Periphery Act violators
SAS NAGAR, April 21 — The Punjab Government today formally passed orders facilitating withdrawal of criminal cases registered against the persons who had raised structures in the periphery of Chandigarh up to December 12, 1998, in violation of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery ) Control Act, 1952.

UT clears names of 3 sessions judges
CHANDIGARH, April 21 — The Administration has approved the names of three sessions judges for the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Mr H.S. Bhalla, Bathinda district Sessions Judge will join in place of UT District and Sessions Judge B.S. Bedi who retired last month.

DC holds meeting on encroachments
PANCHKULA, April 21—The Deputy commissioner, Mr SK Monga, held a meeting of the revenue and panchayat officers on the issue of removal of encroachments from village common land.

Minister meets panches
ZIRAKPUR, April 21 — The Punjab Government will create a Dalit Welfare Society at village-level for the upliftment of the weaker section of society which will be given all benefits of panchayats.Top

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