Wednesday, May 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Goods worth lakhs of rupees destroyed in Sector 46 Rehri Market fire

A view of the Rehri market in Sector 46, Chandigarh, which was gutted in a fire in the wee hours of Tuesday. — A Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Goods worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes following a devastating fire in the Sector 46 Rehri Market in the wee hours of today.
Jhuggis gutted in Budhmajra village

For the first time in the history of UT police, erring officers will be compulsorily retired
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — For the first time in the history of Chandigarh Police, officers who have a bad track record or have been held guilty of misconduct by departmental enquiries will be compulsorily retired from service.

UT’s health education bureau virtually non-existent
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Health programmes in the city continue to be severely affected as mystery shrouds the reasons behind the non-functional status of UT’s State Health Education Bureau , which was brought into existence for the sole purpose of disseminating health-related information.

Army to join shramdan from next week
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Men and machinery from the Army may be back at the regulator end of the Sukhna Lake from next week to resume their participation in desiltation of the bed of the lake after a gap of nearly three years.

School children play ‘cop’, and do the job effectively
PANCHKULA, May 2—After tapping residents of the township for help under the “community policing” scheme, the local police has turned its eyes on school children which they see as effective catalysts in spreading the message of adhering to traffic rules and allowed them to play ‘cop’ for a couple of hours every evening.

BBMB reallocates water share
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — In view of low inflow of water into the Gobind Sagar reservoir at Bhakra Dam, the BBMB technical committee today reallocated water for irrigation to member states.

  PU affairs: Punjab orders inquiry
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — The Punjab Government has instructed the authorities concerned to collect information with regard to alleged irregularities in interviews and appointments at Panjab University, Chandigarh, Higher Education Minister Master Mohan Lal said here today.


Mango trees face threat
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Nearly 300 of the 2600 mango trees in a 2-km stretch of a green belt along Purav Marg are under threat. The threat is posed by residents of 200-odd houses along a park in Sector 29-B.

Minister flays Administration on Anandgarh issue
SAS NAGAR, May 2 — The Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, today, criticised the reported stand of the Chandigarh Administration on the Anandgarh proposal by the Badal government.

Village lacks civic amenities
ZIRAKPUR, May 2 — Stinking water, absence of roads, kutcha streets, lack of street lights and various other problems have become a nightmare for the residents of Preet Nagar Colony in Lohgarh village here.

Well done, Mr Malhotra, you have just saved a life. God bless!
PANCHKULA, May 2 — Timely help saved the life of Mr Rajesh, a resident of Sector 18, when a speeding truck hit him from behind while he was on a stroll this morning. Help came by way of a good samaritan in Mr RP Malhotra, President of Samadhan, a group standing for social justice.


JE booked in assault case
SAS NAGAR, May 2 — A junior engineer of the local Municipal Council, Baldev Verma, and his brother Kuldeep Verma were today booked by the police for allegedly assaulting the owner of a marriage palace in Phase V here.


PU students develop cyber book-bank
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Students of the Master of Computer Applications course in Panjab University have developed a book-bank website for users.

Poster-making competition for kids
SAS NAGAR, May 2 — An inter-school painting-cum-poster-making competition was held at Yadavindra Public School here today.

Pak writer for promoting all languages
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Popularisation of Punjabi in Pakistan was a “linguistic jehad” for its righteous place. Urdu was given far more importance compared to other languages, which was wrong.


Forum holds Hoffland Finance guilty
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Disposing of two complaints filed here by local residents against Hoffland Finance, Chandigarh and Delhi branch, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum I here held the company guilty of having withheld the deposits of the complainants and not having paid back despite maturity.


Nature and man: A painting by Bhip Singh Gulia
Nature and man: A painting by Bhip Singh Gulia
Fragrance of rural life
BHUP SINGH GULIA is the best known artist of Haryana. He was born and brought up in a small village in the district of Jhajjar. The village was without electricity and roads. Farming was the only occupation. Mud houses, rural landscape and lively peacocks enriched his delight as a young boy. The dust, smoke and light created a kind of mystery which not only was etched on his memory but aroused his curiosity to go a little deeper into it.

Frames speak at new art gallery
THE wait is over. The doors of the new art gallery are open for and all. Yes, Reymen’s Art Gallery was inaugurated today by none other than the renowned artist Shiv Singh.Located in Sector 17, opposite Ghazal Restaurant/Hot Millions in the basement of a bank it is really a cool place to be in, particularly in summers. On display were beautiful works of art in oil, water, plaster-of-paris, pastels.


Nerve transplant performed on gallant Major
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — When an Army major along with a handful of men stormed an EME workshop to neutralise mercenaries who, in a suicidal attack had taken over the building and were on a killing spree, little did they realise that they were setting a precedent in the valley — executing a counter attack after dark and mopping up operations within a few minutes.

Oxygen injects fresh air in medical studies
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Prof S.K. Jindal, Head of the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of the PGIMER, today, delivered a lecture on Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy.

The stress, henceforth, will be on quality care at special clinics: Kak
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — For providing quality care and proper management of patients coming to the hospital, certain departments of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will shortly start special clinics in the mornings and afternoons.


Vece Paes’ plans for players
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — ''Helping top-level sportspersons reach their peak form is our aim," said Dr Vece Paes, father of Leander Paes and Managing Director of Paes En Sport, today, at the CLTA courts in Sector 10.


Encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — In an effort to curb encroachers, the enforcement wing under the Deputy Commissioner, here today confiscated typewriters, tables and other equipment of several typists and advocates, who have set up their tables etc in an unauthorised manner at the back of the DC office in Sector 17.

Promoted cops given ranks
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — The police personnel who were promoted yesterday were formally given their ranks at a short ceremony at the Sector 26 recruit training centre police lines here this afternoon.

CPI to contest civic poll
SAS NAGAR, May 2 — The local unit of the CPI has decided to contest the May 28 Municipal Council elections.

Carrying of firearms in public banned
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Carrying of firearms in the public even by licence holders has been banned, following an order issued by Mr M. Ramsekhar, District Magistrate. Any breach can be punishable under the provision of the Indian Penal Code.Top

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