Monday, April 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Police officials, assisted by forensic experts, attempt to extricate shoes and other material of the victim whose body was found earlier in a coal tar dump in Hallo Majra on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Police officials, assisted by forensic experts, attempt to extricate shoes and other material of the victim whose body was found earlier in a coal tar dump in Hallo Majra on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Charred body of youth found
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — The charred body of a youth in his early 20s was found lying in a dumping area between Ram Darbar and Hallo Majra in the early hours of the morning today. The police suspect that the victim was strangulated before being torched by unidentified assailants.

Fencing for Sukhna sanctuary, forest area
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — A massive chain link fencing exercise has been in progress to consolidate and conserve Sukhna sanctuary and forest area in Chandigarh.
Work on chain link fencing of the forest area adjoining Industrial Area in Chandigarh in progress.
Work on chain link fencing of the forest area adjoining Industrial Area in Chandigarh in progress.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

PU Syndics divided over selections
CHANDIGARH, April 23 —The simmering tussle between the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University and the UT Administration on appointments is likely to get another exciting turn, with considerations for new appointments in the forthcoming Syndicate meeting later this month.

Computers invade PU hostel rooms
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — Computers, as teaching and learning aids, are fast moving into rooms of hostel residents in Panjab University, reflecting the fast changing necessities of current times.

Mani Majra CHB Housing Complex going to seeds
When it comes to basic amenities in a housing complex, which is one of the largest in the region with around 3000 houses, catering to more than 15,000 persons, one expected that these would be adequate.
Tree cutting in
Zirakpur callous

This letter is regarding mindless cutting of trees in Zirakpur. I have had the opportunity of seeing this and have come to realise that there is something inherently wrong with our society, politics and bureaucracy.

Lord Venkateswara arrives in town
PANCHKULA, April 23 — Men in starched cotton dhotis with angvastras and chandan tilaks and women dressed in vibrant hues arrived at the Venkateswara temple in Sector 12-A, here today morning, to participate in vigraha pratishtapana (idol installation) of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Padmavathi and Goddess Andal.

Protection of rights of minorities sought
SAS NAGAR, April 23 — The National Democratic Secular Forum has demanded that the rights of minorities should be protected.

Power cuts flayed
PANCHKULA, April 23 — The power cuts announced by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam have come in for strong criticism and the President of the Citizens Welfare Association, Mr S.K. Nayar, has challenged the imposition of these.


Truck rams into ‘misleading’ traffic lights
ZIRAKPUR, April 23 — A truck rammed into the railings on dividing of the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at the traffic-light point of the Zirakpur-Panchkula intersection here on Saturday at about 11.30 pm.

Disco open beyond 11.30; challaned
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — The management of Aerizzona, a city discotheque, was challaned past night for keeping it open beyond 11.30 pm in violation of the prohibitory orders.

Councillor's house burgled
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — Burglars broke into the house of a retired General and decamped with goods worth over Rs 2 lakh, besides Rs 15,000 in cash. The owner of the house, Maj-Gen Gurdial Singh, a councillor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, who had been out of station with his family since last Friday, came back this morning.

Landlord, three tenants held
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — The police on Saturday arrested Telu Ram of Burail village and three of his tenants — Raj Kumar, Abdul Rehman and Javed — under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for not giving information to the police about the new tenants.

Stolen truck recovered, 1 held
KHARAR, April 23 — The police has arrested one person following the recovery of a stolen truck.


Stone of PG studies centre laid
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — The foundation stone for a centre of post-graduate and vocational studies was laid in GGDSD College here today.


Camp on mental retardation
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — There is need for change in the existing health set-up, which needs to be made more community-oriented. This was stressed by Dr N.N. Wig, former adviser to World Health Organisation on mental health, after inaugurating a camp on mental retardation at Government Middle School, Karsan Colony, Ram Darbar, here today.

Nirankari Mission followers donate blood
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — As many as 520 persons, including 143 women, donated blood at a camp organised by the local branch of Sant Nirankari Mission at Satsang Bhavan, Sector 30, today.

Moms-to-be given fitness tips
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — A total of 62 women were examined at a free medical camp held at Chetanya Hospital for Mom and Kids, Sector 43, here today.


Kaysons, High Court, 3 BRD win
CHANDIGARH, April 23 — Kaysons XI and high court XI beat Milan Group and Punjab Tractors Limited, respectively, in the inaugural Salzer Cup Cricket Tournament at the Sector 5 cricket ground, Panchkula, today.


Computerised property documents to be issued from today
SAS NAGAR, April 23 — The process of issuing computerised property documents at the subdivision office here will begin tomorrow with the inauguration of the facility by the Commissioner of the Patiala range, Mr D.S.Kalha.

Administration intervenes in gurdwara poll
SAS NAGAR, April 23 — The local administration today intervened in the controversy over elections to Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Phase XI, which it felt could lead to a law and order problem.Top

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