Saturday, April 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


When earthly powers meet heavenly ones, enormous energy is created: Karam Singh captures the effects distant lights create after lightning has struck the earth, in his camera on Thursday evening in Chandigarh.

PUDA, UT to set up joint sewage treatment plant
SAS NAGAR, April 28 — Bowing to the pressure of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority and the UT Administration have finally agreed to set up a combined sewage treatment plant at a site located near the Kharar- Banur road.
Jacob unveils IT policy
The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), releases IT Policy of Chandigarh at UT Secretariat on Friday. Flanking him are the Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, and the Finance Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh.
Jacob unveils IT policy

Thieves break into house in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, April 28 — A theft of items worth Rs 80,000 comprising gold jewellery and watches was reported from a house in Sector 8 last night. However, no clue to the identity of the intruders was available.


Punjab advised to consult Centre on including land in new city
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The Regional Office of the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment has written to the Punjab Government advising it to take the concurrence of the Union Government before including any land covered under Forest Conservation Act in the proposed new city of Anandgarh.


Rise in Siachen casualties
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — As Pakistan continues shelling areas along the Line of Control, it appears to have mounted additional pressure in the Siachen sector. A significant increase in the number of casualties evacuated from Siachen indicates towards this.

Having fun, Derek and Manpreet way
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — School goers were never as happy as they were today. With none less than the internationally-acclaimed quizmaster Derek O' Brien and the supermodel Manpreet Brar felicitating them, they were all certainly on top of the world.

Seminar to stress on rights of disabled kids
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The Sadhna Society, an organisation helping mentally handicapped children, is organising a seminar on “Social and legal rights of mentally handicapped children in India” on Sunday at the Government College, Sector 11.

Journalists rally against delay in wage board
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — Journalists and non-journalists from various organisations and unions today held a rally in Sector 17 here in protest against the Manisana Singh Wage Board for delaying and diluting the recommendations and the "negative attitude" of the Indian Newspaper Society.


3 held for gambling in public
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The police has arrested three persons for gambling at a public place. According to police sources, Madal Lal of Sector 24 was arrested from Sector 17, while Balwinder Kumar and Jagdish Singh of Badheri village were arrested from Sector 41.

Sector 47 resident assaulted
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — A Sector 47 resident, Chander Parkash was injured and admitted to a hospital when three unidentified youths allegedly hit him on the head with an iron rod here tonight.

Award announced for information on killer
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The police has announced an award of Rs 20,000 for any person who furnishes information about the killer(s) of Kamal, a resident of Jheel village, Narwana, Jind, Haryana.


Students honoured at website launch
CHANDIGARH, April 28 —Ritu Gupta was awarded the first prize in the MBA course at the launching of a website of the Centre for Management Training and Research here today.

Economical, tougher bamboo roofing on anvil
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — “The Union Government may soon withdraw its decade-old instructions on the use of mild steel door and window frames in place of wooden frames in government buildings, says Mr Arun K. Bansal, Director of the Bangalore-based Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, an autonomous body of Ministry of Environment and Forests.


NOC ‘must’ for affiliation to education board
SAS NAGAR, April 28 — Institutions applying for the grant of affiliation to the Punjab School Education Board in future will have to obtain a no-objection certificate from the Punjab Government.

Education Department slips student to 3rd division
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — Following an incorrect addition of marks an eighth standard student of the Chandigarh Administration (Education Department) has brought the grade of the student down.


Chatrath bar body chief
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — Elated crowd of advocates broke into a frenzy as a former Punjab Advocate General, Mr Gopal Krishan Chatrath, was elected the President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association here after defeating his nearest rival, Mr G.C. Dhuriwala, by 134 votes.

HC order on power to plot allottees
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the UT Administration, the Chandigarh Housing Board and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to provide electricity and water to "individual allottees of the plots within a period of six weeks from the date of the submission of certified copy of the order".

Stay in club membership case
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — In a suit filed here by Mr Charan Mann, challenging the decision of the Chandigarh Golf Club to keep his membership in abeyance, a city court today granted an ex parte stay.


Akademi nominates Braham
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — Mr Braham Prakash, senior faculty member of the local Government College of Art, has been nominated by the Lalit Kala Akademi as the regional commissioner for Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.


2,000 kids take part in sport carnival
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — It was carnival sport time at the St John's High School, Sector 26, where nearly 2,000 students of 31 schools of city and its periphery participated. The carnival sport was part of the two-day meet organised by Tetra Pak.

Amritsar boys beat Delhi
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — Amritsar beat Delhi by five wickets in an under-14 cricket tournament in the PCA Stadium at SAS Nagar today. In another match of the day, Jalandhar defeated Patiala by 86 runs.


Section 144 imposed
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — To provide security for the proposed meeting of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, the Sub Divisional Magistrate, South, Mr Ashish Kundra, has imposed a ban on the assembly of five or more persons , raising slogans, making speeches, sitting in dharna, carrying of lathis and weapons within 200 metres from boundary wall of the venue of the meeting.

Sector 43 ISBT opens today
CHANDIGARH, April 28 — The second Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 43 will be formally inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at 10.30 am tomorrow. He will flag off a bus to officially make the ISBT functional.Top

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