Monday, May 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


These winged guests from Siberia have extended their stay at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. These Tribune photographs were taken by Pankaj Sharma
Sukhna’s hospitable habitat
holds back winged visitors

A model of the office complex of PUDA planned in Sector 62 of SAS Nagar
New PUDA complex to come up in Sector 62
SAS NAGAR, April 30 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is finally going ahead with a proposal to construct its office complex in the city centre in Sector 62 here.

20,000 customers to benefit from computerised billing scheme of HUDA
PANCHKULA, April 30 — As a step towards modernisation and facilitating water and sewerage billing, the Haryana Urban Development Authority will begin issuing computerised bills to residents beginning this May.

The nicer side of summer
Heat and dust — that is how some people sum up summer. If you are not convinced, they reel off adjective like stuffy, sweaty and scorching. Or they pick up the day’s paper and point to the headlines telling of power cuts and water shortage which add to the people’s woe while the mercury soars.

Shastri's swearing-in today
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — Mr Vishnu Kant Shastri will be sworn in as officiating Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh at Punjab Raj Bhavan here tomorrow at 11.30 a.m.

Jacob in USA
THE Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), has proceeded on a fortnight’s leave to visit the USA where he is scheduled to participate in an international workshop on terrorism.
Action regarding complaint
The adviser to the Administrator of UT has been asked by the Private Secy of Mr L.K. Advani, to look into my complaint against the incharge of tourist information centre, ISBT.

Lonely hearts far away from home
YOUNG and pretty Jasneet Kaur completed her doctorate in English literature and waited for marriage. Her migration to Canada through marriage was preordained. Her father had planned that she would pave the way for her parents and young brothers to immigrate.

Nothing seems to be right with New Defence Colony
ZIRAKPUR, April 30 — Absence of water supply, unscheduled power cuts, low pressure, absence of sewerage system, failure of telephone equipment and some other prolonged problems have put the residents of New Defence Colony, Zirakpur, to great inconvenience.

Pedestrian traffic needs streamlining
N planning the road network, so vital for the city’s smooth traffic flow, sufficient care has to be taken not only for the expected vehicular traffic but also for the pedestrian traffic, usually a neglected element.

They hardly know what childhood is
FOR all who sleep tonight in their cozy beds, secure in the knowledge of their child happy and comfortable nearby, it is time to pause and share a thought for the loss of innocence, the denial of childhood for those not so lucky as your child.

No likelihood of N-war between India, Pakistan
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — The Pakistan High Commissioner, Mr Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, today ruled out the possibility of the nuclear war between India and Pakistan.


Punjab National Bank cheated of Rs 79.86 lakh
KHARAR, April 30 — The local police has registered a case under Section 406, 420, IPC, against Mr Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director of Gee Key Cables Private Limited, Kharar and two of its directors — Ms Kirpal Singh and Ms Satwant Kaur — on the charge of cheating Punjab National Bank, Ropar road, branch to the tune of about Rs 79.86 lakh yesterday.

SAS Nagar resident commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — A resident of SAS Nagar, Sudarshan Singh, committed suicide after consuming a poisonous substance in Sector 23 here yesterday. According to the police, he died at the PGI.

Residents accuse woman of drug peddling
SAS NAGAR, April 30 — Residents of a pocket in phase 3BI gheraoed a house occupied by an African woman today, alleging that she was indulging in drug peddling.


Indo-Australian joint venture
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — A seminar for enrolment for various courses in a recognised, Australian university, the Australian Institute of Management and Technology( Austech), was organised here today.


PU Syndicate meeting postponed
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — The Panjab University Syndicate meeting was postponed today sine die following discussions in a divided House on the appointments issue.

32 toppers honoured
CHANDIGARH, April 30 —As many as 32 toppers from engineering, medical and professional colleges of the region were honoured by the Guru Harkrishan Educational Society here today.


A city artiste with a rare distinction
CHANDIGARH, April 30 —A golden voice of the city reiterated its beauty by winning the ‘sa re ga ma’ Punjabi contest of Zee Television at Mumbai recently.

Hobby courses aplenty in city
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — As the summer vacations are coming up, children are in a mood to spend their holidays in the best possible way. Plans are afoot to explore their talent and some are determined to surf the net at cyber cafes.

Talk on cinema approaches held
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — A former Head of the Department of English, PU Prof M.L. Raina, yesterday delivered a talk on film appreciation here at Art Folio. The talk on “Reading films: an approach to Cinema” was attended by a huge gathering.


The healing touch of Su Jok
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — Mr Amarjit Singh, a Su Jok therapist from Mumbai, today gave a lecture on this alternative system of medicine at the Sector 34 gurdwara here and examined the patients free of cost in the true tradition of seva followed by the Sikhs.

Eyes of 500 students examined
PANCHKULA, April 30 — As many as 500 students and a large number of people from the general public were given a free eye check-up by a team of 12 doctors from Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Hospital, Sohana, at Doon Public School, Sector 21, here today.


Need to popularise sport medicine, says expert
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — “Sport medicine does not deal with sportpersons alone but with everyone who has access to any kind of physical activity anywhere”, uttered Dr Kannan Pugazhendi, a sport medicine expert.

Drill exercises, physical tests for students
CHANDIGARH, April 30 — More than 50 students of St John's High School, Sector 26, YPS, SAS Nagar, and St Stephen's School, Sector 45, met experts in various fields at St John's High School here today.Top

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