Friday, April 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


With Krishna as the charioteer and Arjuna the archer, the chariot driven by nine horses rides to victory: A stain glass painting by Ravi Chawla greets visitors to the Haryana Civil Secretariat foyer. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

City’s reservations on Anandgarh conveyed to Central Ministry
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Strong reservations of people in general and some eminent personalities of the Union Territory of Chandigarh in particular about the proposed new city of Anandgarh have been conveyed to the Union Urban Development Ministry.

Cops involved in blatant violation of rickshaw byelaws
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Safety on the city roads is fast becoming a thing of the past with an ever-increasing number of rickshaws hitting the roads.

Path-breaking invention for power production
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — In what may probably be among the greatest inventions ever, a local researcher claims to have developed a model capable of electricity production.

New counters, latest equipment for registration cards, driving licences
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Brand new counters with the latest equipment are being readied for quick and efficient preparation and delivery of registration cards and driving licences, including the futuristic smart cards planned by the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with TATA Infotech.

The food they serve in Army messes
The Army maintains a large number of officers’ messes. These are institutions which don’t just provide food and accommodation, but are also homes for bachelors or those temporarily without their spouses.

With sloppy guards around, robbers can strike in banks on NH-22...
DERA BASSI, April 27 — A number of branches of certain nationalised banks on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway 22 stretch are easy targets for bank robbers, given inadequate security measures.

...But, in UT, cops will keep thieves at bay in vacation

Villagers resent building of public toilet
LALRU, April 27 — Resentment prevails among residents here over the construction of a public toilet by the panchayat in the village.

Jhuggis demolished, stray cattle rounded up
PANCHKULA, April 27 — The Estate Office, Haryana Urban Development Authority, continuing with its weekly drive of removal of jhuggis, removed nearly 150 jhuggis from the developed sectors of the township during the past week.

Years-old problems of Govind Vihar persist
ZIRAKPUR, April 27 — The absence of water supply, no electricity meters and unscheduled power cuts, low voltage, choked sewers, repeated failure of telephone equipment and various other problems are being faced by residents of Govind Vihar colony near here for the past many years.


Tough days ahead for corrupt cops
CHANDIGARH, , April 27 — Cracking the whip on errant cops, the Internal Vigilance Cell of the Chandigarh Police has been revamped to deter such elements in the force, with no leniency at any level being the new mantra.

Landlord, 2 tenants held
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — The police has arrested a landlord and his two tenants for not informing the police about their stay.


F&CC for eating joint at Shanti Kunj
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — In a bid to promote tourism, the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh yesterday recommended the setting up of an eating joint at Shanti Kunj in Sector 16 here at a cost of Rs 7 lakh.

The ‘King of all fruits’ arrives
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Mangoes of various shapes and sizes are here. Though only limited varieties of this "King of all fruit" are available in the market, more varieties are expected to arrive in the city in next two to three weeks.

Council to celebrate Labour Day
SAS NAGAR, April 27 — The local unit of the trade union council will celebrate Labour Day in phase XI here on May 1.


Sec 26 polytechnic to integrate disabled students
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education has sanctioned a centrally-sponsored scheme for the UT of Chandigarh, to introduce technical/vocational and continuing education programmes for the disabled.

Painting contest on environment
PANCHKULA, April 27 — An on-the-spot painting contest was organised here yesterday at Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School, Sector 11, by the National Environment Awareness Campaign, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.


Re-investigation unlikely to yield any result
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — The re-investigation of the court firing case is reportedly not expected to unearth anything new and will reportedly be sent as untraced.

Bar body poll today
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Mr Gopal Krishan Chatrath, Mr G.S. Dhuriwala, Mr Amrik Singh Kalra, Mr S.S. Dalal and Mr Daljit Singh Rajput will contest for the post of the President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association in the elections tomorrow.


Shiv Singh’s ethereal water colours
AN assiduous application of man’s ability to create gives us works of marvellous beauty, as in the fine arts of drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics and architecture. Art’s quintessence was best expressed by Ananda Coomaraswamy who tersely (and inimitably) observed that an artist in not a special kind of a person; rather, every person is a special kind of an artist.

An evening of classical dance at PCC
CHANDIGARH, THE Punjab Cricket Club, Mohali, will hold an evening of Indian classical dance by Vrunda Mehta and a Hindustani vocal recital by Hemang Mehta from Mumbai on April 30 at the club lawns.

Dressing cinestars this Chandigarhian’s forte
he got lured into current profession on the sets of Ismail Merchant’s Heat and Dust in 1982. An honours graduate from the Government College for Women, Sector 11, Loveleen Bains is a Chandigarhian who is an established costume designer having an impressive portfolio.


Six-wicket win for city boys
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — The Sector 8 Chandigarh Coaching Centre beat Panchkula Coaching Centre by six wickets in an under-14 cricket tournament organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association. In another match of the day, in the Sector 16 stadium, Ludhiana beat Himachal Pradesh by five wickets.

Sport programme to be launched today
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — A grassroots-development programme, part of a nationwide drive and aimed at promoting a fitness culture around the country, will be launched in the city and the surrounding region tomorrow.


New SDM of Mohali takes over
SAS NAGAR, April 27 — Mr Jai Pal Singh took over as Subdivisional Magistrate here today. He replaces Mr O.P. Popli. Mr Jai Pal Singh has been transferred here from Khadur Sahib.

Nanda new CITCO chief likely
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Ms Neeru Nanda, who is expected to take over as the new Chairperson of the Chandigarh Housing Board on May 6 or 7, is also likely to be appointed Chairperson of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation to relieve the Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, of the additional charge.

Gurbachan heads NCP’s city unit
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Mr Gurbachan Singh, former General Secretary of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, who quit the party on the eve of the last Lok Sabha elections, was today appointed President of the Chandigarh unit of the Nationalist Congress Party.

HUDA chief's term ends
PANCHKULA, April 27 — After a seven-month stint as the HUDA Administrator, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi will now take charge as Joint Secretary, Political and Services, Vigilance and Training Departments, and Director Training. He will leave the charge of the HUDA Administrator tomorrow.Top

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