Tuesday, May 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Female forms, a work of art by Basudev Biswas, on display at IndusInd Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Monday.

MCC gives permission to hold religious functions free of cost
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Keeping in view the religious sentiments of the residents, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today decided to give permission to hold religious functions in the city free of cost.

UT bans sale and display of cut and exposed food items
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — With a view to prevent diseases on account of infections, the Chandigarh Administration has imposed a ban on the sale of the cut and exposed food items.

Proceedings against Colonel allowed
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed the Army authorities to initiate disciplinary proceedings against a Colonel accused of committing certain irregularities in the discharge of his duties.

Farmhouse craze should set the alarm bells ringing
KARORAN (Kharar), May 1 — Invasion of farmhouses in the north-west periphery of Chandigarh, built more like luxurious resorts, has changed the social fabric of the villages.

Railways are on the lookout for a VIP
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Is it the unavailability of a VIP for a formal inauguration function that is delaying the second entry to the Chandigarh railway station from the Panchkula side?

  Cattle continue to languish, PIL notwithstanding
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Even as cattle continue to languish in the three cattle pounds of the city, the Municipal Corporation seems to be yet again gearing up to tackle the situation. Right from September 11, 1997 , the day when the pounds were transferred to the Corporation, the situation remains grim.


Dashmesh Colony residents living in inhuman conditions
ZIRAKPUR, May 1 — Absence of street lights, want of link roads, no water supply, absence of sewerage system, pitiable sanitation condition, unannounced power cuts, low voltage and lack of some other amenities are forcing the residents of the local Dashmesh Colony to live in inhuman conditions since the formation of the Zirakpur nagar panchayat.

Mullanpur panchayat to meet telecom GM
MULLANPUR, May 1 — The Mullanpur panchayat has lamented that the Chandigarh (telecom) authorities were dilly-dallying on shifting the local telephone exchange to a site offered by the panchayat. The panchayat is planning to meet the Chief General Manager, Punjab Telecom Circle in this regard.

They will not forget the dawn of May 2
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Four persons, separated from their near and dear ones at the time of partition, will travel to Lahore by Delhi-Lahore bus as members of the Jati Umrah Parivar Milap Trust here tomorrow.

Women’s rights activists meet NCW member
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Concerned over the increase in number of dowry deaths, rapes, divorces and maintenance suits and an inordinate delay in the disposal of these cases, Mata Kheevee Welfare Association and Ratna Memorial Trust organised a meeting with Ms K. Santha Reddy, member, National Commission for Women.


Scooterist succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — A resident of Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a CTU bus near the railway crossing traffic lights.

Body found in Phase VII
SAS NAGAR, May 1 — An unidentified body of a labourer in his early twenties was found lying on a roadside near Industrial Area, Phase VII here this evening. The exact cause of death of the victim could not be ascertained as the autopsy was yet to be conducted.

Traffic police launches drive
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The traffic police has launched a traffic awareness drive in the city to educate the public.


Consumer Forum opens awareness counter
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — An awareness-cum-sales counter of the Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, has been made operational on the outskirts of the University teachers flats near Kumhar Colony.


Newsmen plan agitation
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The Chandigarh Coordination Committee of Newspaper and News Agencies Employees Unions today decided to organise a protest rally in front of The Tribune office on May 4 to express resentment over the inordinate delay in deciding the final report of the Manisana Singh Wage Board.

Rallies, meetings mark May Day
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Trade unions and various employee organisations held rallies and meetings to mark May Day in the city here today.

PU employees hold rally
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Panjab University Non-Teaching Employees Federation today organised a rally near the Administrative Block here to mark Labour Day. Representatives of eight associations under the banner of the federation, participated and addressed the rally.

Massive rally by the blind in Sector 34
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The Punjab branch of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) held a massive rally today at the Directorate of Social Security, Punjab, Sector 34, to press the Punjab Government regarding their long-pending demands, on the occasion of Labour Day.

Labour Day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The Traders Union, in collaboration with NSS Department, Panjab University, today celebrated Labour Day at Sector 17. A number of social workers, community leaders and opinion makers took part in the celebrations.


VC’s petition referred to another Bench
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Professor Madan Mohan Puri’s petition for quashing the orders passed by the Chandigarh Housing Board cancelling the allotment of a dwelling unit to him was today referred to another Bench by Mr Justice K.K. Srivastava and Mr Justice J.S. Kheher.

Jain seeks leave extension again
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — Mr N.K. Jain, against whom a case of corruption has been registered by the Special Cell of the Central Bureau of Investigation, has requested the Chandigarh Administration to extend his leave by 14 days. His earned leave ended today.


Fakhar Zaman talks of bridging boundaries through art
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — For each one gathered in the hall of Punjab Kala Bhawan today it was an occasion for introspection — an occasion to sit back and think about what literature and theatre is all about and what, in the real sense, is the objective of art.

Using Santiniketan finesse to experiment with eves
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — There is a certain refineness in his works and each of his 54 creations on display in the Indus Ind Art Gallery highlight one common thing, that he has been minutely studying the female form and experimenting with it in the various media, terracota being his favourite.


Special diarrhoea ward in Sector 16 General Hospital
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — With onset of summer, incidence of acute diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis cases in various hospitals and dispensaries in the city have registered a significant increase.

Free camp on World Asthma Day
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — A free health check-up camp will be organised by the Department of Community Medicine of the PGI at Mandi Gobindgarh Civil Hospital on May 3, World Asthma Day.

253 examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — As many as 253 patients were examined and given free medicines at an infant and maternal mortality awareness-cum-medical check-up camp, organised by Ratna Memorial Trust in Karsan Colony ( Ram Durbar) yesterday.


Vikram helps PEC employees win
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — A good allround display by Vikram Khajuria, who scored an unbeaten 73 and got three wickets for just 21 runs, helped Punjab Engineering College Employees Cricket Club beat Excel XI by four wickets in the inaugural Milan Cup League-cum-knockout tournament at PEC grounds today.

BTC for police recruits opens
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The revamped basic training course for recruits of Chandigarh Police was inaugurated at the newly established Recruit Training Centre at the Sector 26 police lines by Mr S. K. Singh, IGP, here today.


Additions in flat demolished
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Housing Board today demolished illegal alterations and additions from a flat in Sector 55 here.

Seminar in RPFC’s office
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — A seminar was organised in the office of the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner here today on the occasion of May Day.

90 get notices for wasting water
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — With the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh issuing notices to 90 persons for wasting water during morning hours today, the number of defaulters has gone up to 367 in the past six days.

Power supply schedule changed
CHANDIGARH, May 1 — The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam has decided to revise the power supply schedule of the rural feeders with effect from midnight today in order to give sufficient power to the rural areas in the morning hours and to enhance the power supply for drinking water supply.Top

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