Sunday, April 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Mr K C Sudershan is honoured by the chief of the local chapter of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Protesters raising slogans outside a school in Sector 40 where the national chief of the RSS was honoured with a siropa by the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Sikhs a panth of Hindus: RSS chief   Sikh bodies for
ban on RSS

Illegal constructions main concern
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Faced with unabated unauthorised construction activity in the villages being acquired under the Anandgarh project, the Punjab Government is seriously considering to give power under the Periphery Act to the Land Acquisition Officer of the Anandpur Sahib Urban Development Authority.

Sector 43 bus stand becomes operational
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Sector 43 will be come up as a third city sub centre, after city centre Sector 17 and sub city centre, Sector 34.
200 routes to touch Sector 43 ISBT
Jacob on leave

Work on dedicated power supply for rail line begins
DERA BASSI, April 29 — To provide dedicated power supply to feed the Ambala-Chandigarh-Kalka railway line, the Railways has started work to set up a 25 KV traction substation at Mubarikpur village, 2 km from here.

Administration, MC cross swords over liquor vends issue
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh are on a collision course again. This time over the issue of erection of temporary sheds and vends for the sale of liquor on the corporation land.


Effluents destroy Ghaggar project
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The discharge of toxic industrial effluents in the Ghaggar appears to have led to the abandonment of the much-publicised Ghaggar Dam Project aimed at solving drinking-water problems faced by Panchkula, Chandigarh and SAS Nagar.

Beggar in agony awaits help
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — A beggar's agony might have ended when some unknown person brought him to the PGI here this afternoon. But his actual struggle between life and death begins now. His leg, that has deep wounds, may have to be amputated and the post-operative drugs will cost a fair sum.


Scooterist succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Scooterist Hakam Singh, a resident of Sector 15, was hit and injured by an unknown vehicle near the General Hospital. He was rushed to the PGI where he succumbed to his injuries.


Bankers get special training
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — A six-day Management Development and Special Training programme for 24 senior functionaries of the Bank of India concluded at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, here, today.

Rotary chiefs trained for action
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The experience must sure have been rare for all presidents-elect and secretaries-elect of the Rotary Club, for year 2000-2001, who had gathered in the hall of the Chandigarh College of Architecture to listen to what their predecessors had to say about the rich social heritage of Rotary.


Each PU Department will have its own admission
process this year

CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Following the failure of a common entrance programme for smooth admissions in social science departments of Panjab University last year, the university will have separate admissions for each department for the session 2000-2001.

Controversy over appointments continues at university
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — New appointments in Panjab University continue to be the centre of a hot debate on possible ‘ suspicious interested favours’. More fuel adds to the raging fire of controversies, which gains momentum and coincides with the Syndicate meeting, scheduled for tomorrow.

St Xavier’s website launched
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The website of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary Schools was launched by Mr Denzil B Atinkson, Member of Parliament, here today. The Xavarians studying will get the benefit of the opportunity of the gates to knowledge with limitless frontiers.

St Soldier’s kids are carnival champs
SAS NAGAR, April 29 — The two-day carnival organised by Tetra Pak concluded with the final events being held at Yadavindra Public School here today.


From London to India — music is taking him places
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — When the world knew little about what Punjabi pop music was all about, he was rocking London with the freshness of his rhythm. There was everything in his songs — from melody to variety. No wonder then that the Heera band which he founded in the 1980s abroad with another singer friend named Kumar did wonders in the world of music.

Galaxy of frames for art lovers

Narahari Sharma gets Sangeet Ratna
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Koride Narahari Sharma, the famous exponent of classical music belonging to Dharmapuri village in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, presented a rare feast of Carnatic music at the Bhaskar Rao indoor Auditorium of Pracheen Kala Kendra here last night.

Organising theme parties in style
IN this jet set age, it is the younger people who are setting the trends — be it fashion or socio-cultural scene. Some youngsters love to be different. They dare, take the initiative and ride high on the crest of success by treading off beaten path.

Junior Fellowship for Manmeet
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Manmeet Pal Singh, an upcoming artist, has been awarded Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, to support his painting talent.

Galaxy of frames for art lovers

Hi-tech digital studio that gives pix in seconds
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The city's first digital photo studio became operational today. According to Mr Tejbans Singh Jauhar, the studio, which has been commissioned in collaboration with Kodak, will give the customers pictures within seconds thus making a revolution in studio photography.

Pak artiste Fakhar Zaman to visit city
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — The famous Pakistani writer, poet and social activist Fakhar Zaman will shortly be in town on an invitation from the Punjab Arts Council. The artiste is at present in Delhi attending the SAARC Writers' Conference as leader of the Pakistani delegation.


Pinjore to Nada Sahib ‘disease-prone area’
PANCHKULA, April 29 — In view of last year’s experience on the spread of malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue in the district, the district health authorities have identified the belt from Pinjore to Nada Sahib as “high-risk area’’ and are focussing on pockets where the Animal Parasite Index has been more than two.


School lists sport achievements
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Sanjay Public School has now made a name in sport. This was claimed by Ms Urmil Sethi, Principal of the school, while talking to mediapersons here today. She also announced last year's achievements of the school in sport meets.

Qualifying rounds begin
CHANDIGARH April 29 —The qualifying rounds to the All-India Tennis Tournament began at CLTA courts, Sector 10 here today, with more than 200 entries received for boys and girls events in under-14 and under-16 sections.


Officer to probe harassment case
CHANDIGARH, April 29 — Directing the UT Senior Superintendent of Police to appoint a gazetted officer to enquire into the allegations of harassment levelled by a Sector 22 resident against electricity employees and police officials, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has also asked him to initiate action against the guilty after registering a case if the complaint is found to be true.

New HUDA chief Garg submits joining report
PANCHKULA, April 29 — The curtain came down on the Likhi era at the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 6 after his seven-month stint as Administrator. Top

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