Friday, May 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A welcome sight during an otherwise hot and humid month. Heavy rain lashed the city towards the night bringing relief from the scorching heat. — A Tribune photograph

Accident case reveals apathy of doctors
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Apathy on the part of doctors on duty in the Surgical Emergency Ward of GMCH-32 here would well have cost at least four lives last night had it not been for the timely help that came in the form of a passerby who cared to pause and manage a miraculous escape for seven victims of an accident that occurred on the Chandigarh-Ambala road near Lalru last night.

Parents protest as kids cry for water
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Water shortage for children of Government Model High School, Sector 38, generated an uncomfortable situation for the Principal as members of the Parents Teachers Association submitted a letter of complaint to the DPI (School).

School to refund Rs 48,000 to student who left after 12 days
PANCHKULA, May 4 — Directing Alpine School at Pinjore to refund Rs 48,000 charged at the time of admission from a student who had "remained in the institution for only 12 days", the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has also asked the Haryana Government to "issue necessary guidelines and frame rules in the light of the order in the interest of general public".

Cancellation of CHB unit to Puri stayed
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Issuing notice of motion for May 31, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of an order passed by the Chandigarh Housing Board cancelling the allotment of a Mani Majra dwelling unit to Panjab University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Madan Mohan Puri.

PUDA grants licences to eight colonisers
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, past evening, decided to grant licences to eight colonisers throughout Punjab for the development of 51.32 acres in all.


24 geese disappear from lake
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Nearly 24 of the 30 Indian geese released by the Children's Alliance for Protection of the Environment, a wing of the Environment Society of India, on June 5,1999, at Sukhna Lake have disappeared mysteriously.


Storm, rain lash city
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — A duststorm, followed by heavy rain, lashed the city and surrounding areas tonight, bringing relief from the scorching heat. A cool breeze swept the city, bringing down the temperature further.

Hawkers to block supply of newspapers on May 9
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Chandigarh Hawkers Union today decided to block the distribution of newspapers in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula on May 9 in support of the scribes’ strike call a day earlier against the delay in the implementation of new wages in the newspaper industry.

Australian envoy hopes for academic ties with CRRID
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr Rob Laurie, and his wife, Diana, visited the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today.

Withdraw facilities to board engineers: employees’ front
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Power Employees Front of the PSEB has urged the state government to remove “burden of engineers” from the board and to withdraw a number of “unrequired” facilities to this cadre if it wants the financial condition of the board to improve.

New amusement park under Admn consideration
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Chandigarh Administration was actively considering a proposal to set up an amusement park in the West of Sector 39 at a cost of Rs 8 crore, Mr Satish Chandra, Managing Director, CITCO, said here today.


Hundreds saved as cops arrest cheat
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Timely detection by the police has saved several persons of this region from being cheated. A case has been registered against a cheat who had been arrested earlier.

4 cops caught after convict escapes
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The police has arrested four Haryana police employees posted at Ambala after the escape of a convict who was undergoing treatment at the PGI here.

Cops rewarded for solving skeleton case
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The police officers who solved the skeleton case, where the bones of a housewife were found after three years, have been awarded by the department.


Spices’ prices turn hot
PANCHKULA, May 4 — Prices of spices varied marginally in the local markets of the town and that of some spices showed a considerable rise. Also, within sectors, there was a difference in prices at booths and shops.

40 crore arrears paid
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal, today released Rs 40 crores for disbursement of arrears to sugarcane growers pending clearance by Co-operative sugar mills.

Power cuts, HUDA rules stifle small units
PANCHKULA, May 4 — The highest power tariff in the region and power cuts coupled with stringent rules framed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the District Industry Centre have created teething troubles for nearly 800 small and medium scale industrial units set up in Industrial Area Phases I and II of this border district of Haryana.

Petro Card launched
CHANDIGARHMay 4 — Five of country's top beauties sashayed down the ramp at Hotel Shivalikview to launch Bharat Petroleum's Petro Card, a multipurpose pre-paid card, combined with a rewards programme on a microchip-based state-of-the-art Smart Card technology.


B.Ed entrance test on July 9
CHANDIGARH, May 4 —The entrance test for Bachelor of Education courses of Punjab and Chandigarh colleges is scheduled for July 9.

Recruitment issue fails to die
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Adding another twist to the recruitment issue in the Education Department of Panjab University, objections have been raised to questioning of unfair recruitment or procedural errors during recruitment of teachers in the department.

Camp on first-aid
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — A camp on First-Aid and Home Nursing was inaugurated at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by Mr Brahmjit Kalia, District Education Officer of the UT.


Shop penalised for packing wrong pair of shoes
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — In an interesting case here, a shoe store proprietor has been held guilty of packing a pair of shoes different than the design actually chosen by the customer.

Haryana Roadways’ appeal rejected
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — An appeal filed by Haryana through its Transport Secretary and General Manager of the Haryana Roadways against the order of District Forum II, which had directed it to refund Rs 97 to a complainant as its deluxe bus hardly had any facility worth the name "deluxe", was dismissed here by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

Admn seeks list of advocates sitting behind Estate Office
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Chandigarh Administration has asked for a list of all advocates and typists sitting behind the Estate Office for streamlining the process of allocating working space to these people.


Tuta wala khu shooting begins
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The mahurat of teleserial, “Tuta wala khu”, based on the novel of the late Sohan Singh Sital, was performed at Khizrabad village, 25 km from here today.


HIV, bacteriology discussed
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — Two international experts in medical diagnostics and bacteriology and two experts from India discussed current trends and issues in HIV and bacteriology at a bioMerieux in Touch symposium at Hotel Mountview here this evening.

Fogging to drive away mosquitoes
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Malaria wing of the UT Health Department has decided to undertake fogging operations in the city with effect from tomorrow to contain the growing mosquito population.


Principal, Director laud school
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — According to Ms R. Bhatnagar, Principal of Blue Bird School in Sector 16, Panchkula, the school was the first to have an international dimension skating rink. More than 50 children practise basketball in the morning session and a regular basketball coach, Ram Chander, trains them.


Houselisting begins
KHARAR, May 4 — The work of house numbering and houselisting under the Census of India 2001, started in Kharar subdivision yesterday and would be completed on May 24. Mr Devinder Singh, SDM, Kharar, has been appointed Subdivisional Charge Officer under this programme.

Panels formed to identify fire-prone markets
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today constituted two committees to educate occupants of rehri and phari markets regarding fire prevention and anti-encroachment measures and for holding a survey of fire-prone markets.

5 inspectors shifted
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — As many as five inspectors have been transferred. The orders were issued by the UT IGP, Mr S.K. Singh, here this evening.

Nine MC bodies reconstituted
CHANDIGARH, May 4 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today reconstituted nine committees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.Top

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