Wednesday, May 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Life in style — an exhibition in Sector 17, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph by Parvesh Chauhan

Three Armymen face GCM for assault
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Three Army personnel who had allegedly beaten up two officers under the influence of liquor during an official function are now being tried for their offences by a general court martial.

MC violates High Court directive on physical fitness of firemen
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Notwithstanding the many fires that have struck Chandigarh during the past fortnight as well as during the past few years, the Municipal Corporation continues to violate the 1996 judgment of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which lays specific stress on “regular medical examination of personnel of the Fire Department.”

Total strike by staff of newspapers, news agencies and hawkers
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Residents of Chandigarh and its satellite towns of SAS Nagar and Panchkula had to go without newspapers following a strike by employees of newspapers and news agencies and the hawkers’ unions a day earlier in protest against the inordinate delay in announcing the Manisana Wage Board.

SSP’s directive on orderlies
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The reportedly illegal practice of using the services of orderlies other than the purpose they were intended for has been put to an end following the transfer of 11 orderlies to the police lines with immediate effect.

HUDA destroys mini-cacti garden
PANCHKULA, May 9 — A retired Haryana IAS Officer, Dr Tarsem Lal, was in tears when the HUDA authorities uprooted his precious treasure of cacti and bonsai here yesterday.

Telephone subscribers can now pay bills directly through banks
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The local Department of Telecommunications today launched a scheme under which subscribers can pay telephone bills directly through banks, while the amount of the bill is automatically debited from the saving or current accounts.

  More controversy as DPR Tewari is shifted
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The appointments in Panjab University have once again turned controversial with the transfer of Mr Sanjeev Tewari, Director Public Relations, to the Publication Bureau.

Facing the music in Badal Colony
ZIRAKPUR, May 9 — Lack of basic amenities such as roads, sewerage system, streets, street lights, water, frequent power cuts, low voltage and other problems put the residents of the Badal Colony in Lohgarh village the great inconvenience for the past many years.


Tension over the location of liquor vend
PANCHKULA, May 9 —The Sector 19 police has been on its toes since the last couple of days trying to maintain law and order but tension reached a pinnacle here today over the site of a liquor vend operating in the sector.

‘India, China should trust each other and work for mutual benefit’
SAS NAGAR, May 9 — India and China should work together to strengthen their relations characterised with mutual trust, equality, mutual benefit, friendship and cooperation. This was stated by the Counsellor of Chinese Embassy to India, Mr Jiang Weiming, here yesterday.

Dhobis begin fast
PANCHKULA, April 9—Nearly 100 dhobis began an indefinite fast in front of the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sector 6, here today to protest against the laxity in working out a solution to their demand of allotment of a workplace.

Chandigarh Adventure Festival from June 15
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The second Chandigarh Adventure Festival, being organised by the Chandigarh Adventure Association, will be held from June 15 to June 20.

Encroachers, watch out!
SAS NAGAR, May 9 — Encroachers on public land, beware! In the forthcoming civic body polls in Punjab, if you have encroached upon any inch of public land you may not be eligible to contest the elections.

Major anti-encroachment drive
CHANDIGARH, May 9—In a major joint anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wings of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) and the Estate Office removed over illegal 120 rehri and pharis from the Sri Krishna Rehri Market in Dhanas yesterday.


2 brothers held for stealing Rs 3.25 lakh
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The police has arrested two brothers on the charge of stealing Rs 3. 25 lakh from their friend in Sector 17.


Fridge of the poor
S the summer sun unleashes its fury, earthen surahis and pitchers have appeared on roadside stalls. The vendors, mostly potters, are in for brisk business. With the passage of time, the popularity of earthenware has diminished a lot, no doubt, but still there are people who cannot afford refrigerators to drink cold water and have to resort to buying earthen pitchers and surahits.

2000 students take part in fest
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — It was a rare chance for about 2000 students from 10 city schools to participate in various interactive activities at Coke bottling plant at Baddi. And even as the Coke Fest-2000 culminated here yesterday, the students were still longing for more.

Bansal opens computer centre
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The local M.P. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today inaugurated a typing, short-hand and computer centre set up by the Satguru Kabir Sabha in Dadu Majra Colony.


School board employees reinstated
SAS NAGAR, May 9 — At least three employees of the Punjab School Education Board, including the General Secretary of the Punjab School Education Board Non-Teaching Karamchari Association, Mr Jarnail Singh Brar, have been reinstated, pending inquiry against them by the board authorities.

New perspective on Lajpat Rai emphasised
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Historians have not skillfully explained the life of Lala Lajpat Rai in the context of colonial Punjab. The outstanding contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai needs to be undertaken in a new perspective.


Ranjit Bajaj’s arrest stayed till May 16
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Rupan Deol Bajaj’s son Ranjit Bajaj, wanted by the city police which recovered a .9 mm pistol, seven cartridges, two empty gun holsters and two swords from his car here on May 6, today filed his anticipatory bail application in the court of UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara.


Free palliative home care service launched
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mrs Vineeta Rai yesterday on the occasion of the World Red Cross Day launched free palliative home care service, by flagging off a team for the benefit of cancer-afflicted patients.

Blood donation on Thalassaemia Day
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — More than 250 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association to mark the International Thalassaemia Day and the Red Cross Day yesterday.


Skating introduced in school
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Many schools, mostly private ones, have taken steps to popularise sport in Panchkula. One of these is Satluj Public School which has its branches in Sectors 2 and 4 here.

Huge victory for Hansraj boys
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Hansraj Public School (senior), Panchkula, beat Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 7, Panchkula, by 198 runs in the Inter-School (under-14) Cricket Tournament organised by the District Panchkula Cricket Association at the Sector 5 cricket ground in Panchkula today.


Water supply hit in Sector 61
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — Residents of the MIG housing complex in Sector 61 had to go without water this morning.

Shramdan at Sukhna
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The Adviser to the Administrator of Chandigarh, Mrs Vineeta Rai, yesterday inaugurated “shramdan” at the regulator end of Sukhna lake.

DM’s order on tenancy
CHANDIGARH, May 9 — The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramshekar, today ordered that all owners or managers of commercial establishments shall have to inform the police station concerned before giving the property out on rent.Top

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