Saturday, May 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



An occasion to rejoice?
100 babies born in 2 days in city
CHANDIGARH May 12 — Alarm bells are ringing as the nation’s population crossed the one-billion mark.

The billionth child was born on Thursday. A view of more babies who add to India's population and (right) Manju, a Bihari woman, in sorrow after giving birth to quadruplets at the PGI in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photos by Pankaj Sharma
The billionth child was born on Thursday. A view of more babies who add to India's population and (right) Manju, a Bihari woman, in sorrow after giving birth to quadruplets at the PGI in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photos by Pankaj Sharma
Quadruplets add to her cup of woe Panchkula adds 8 kids to India’s billion

Major power failure in Punjab, Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — There was a major power breakdown in Punjab and Chandigarh tonight after all five units of the Ropar thermal plant stopped generation at 10 p.m.

Electric train for Leisure Valley mooted
Environmentalists shocked. Say it will eat up greenery
CHANDIGARH May 12 — A proposal to run a mini electric train in the Leisure Valley made at the last meeting of the Landscape Advisory Committee of the Chandigarh Administration has been referred to the Transport Department for consideration to the great dismay of environmentalists and ecologists.

A bulldozer demolishes illegal structures in the Sector 31 Labour Colony of Chandigarh on Friday
A bulldozer demolishes illegal structures in the Sector 31 Labour Colony of Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Over 1,100 jhuggis demolished


3 BRD set to get ISO-9000 certification
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — In line with its pursuance of ISO-9000 certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards, 3 Base Repair Depot here has started training its personnel in the requisite process of quality assurance.

Bridging boundaries a la Mehndi Hassan
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — The desert land of Rajasthan must have been blessed to bear in its womb an artist whose name was destined to become synonymous with the art of ghazal singing itself.

‘Justice’ eludes him despite SC orders
CHANDIGARH: — After a protracted legal battle spanning over 12 years, Mr Vijay Kumar, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Maharashtra cadre, won his case at the Supreme Court in 1998.

Colony residents trudge miles to get water
ZIRAKPUR, May 12 — Residents of Wadhawa Nagar Colony, near Zirakpur, are facing an acute water scarcity for the past two weeks. They have to trudge to in Sector 19 of Panchkula for water.

Rain brings relief
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — The temperature witnessed a downward graph as heavy downpour marked the evening in the city here today.

Residents do what panchayat should have done
ZIRAKPUR, May 12 — Damaged roads, absence of streetlights and sewerage system, unscheduled power cuts and various other problems are the bane of Harmilap Nagar Colony.

Gurdwara poll: Section 164 imposed
SAS NAGAR, May 12 — Anticipating law and order problem due to the controversy relating to the elections of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Phase 11, here, the local administration has imposed Section 164 of the Cr. P.C, prohibiting the intervention of two rival groups in managing the affairs of the gurdwara.


SAS Nagar to have more police force
SAS NAGAR, May 12 — Residents of this town can look forward to a better policing following a the Punjab police plan to provide additional force. The issue has gained momentum after the district police authorities took up the matter with the Director General of Police, Punjab.

Bid to commit suicide
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — A young girl of Sector 22 reportedly tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance.


... And now, ISI-marked jewellery
he traditional goldsmiths got a jolt when Tata introduced certified jewellery under the trade name Tanishq. A couple of other manufacturers followed suit by introducing readymade ornaments in different degrees of purity.

Social security Act discussed
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — A meeting of the study circle of the Income Tax and Sales Tax Bar Association was held here today to discuss the provisions and implications of the Punjab Social Security Act, 2000 which was enforced on April 11 this year.

1,154 units covered under EPF
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — In the financial year ending March 31, as many as 1,154 establishments were covered and 48,986 subscribers brought under the EPF and MP Act,1952, by the Punjab Regional Office of the Employees Provident Fund.


Commercialisation of education opposed
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — An organisation of educationists, doctors, engineers, parents and students — the Save Education Committee — yesterday highlighted central issues of concern facing education system.

300 students get degrees
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Addressing the convocation and prize distribution function of the Dev Samaj College of Education, here, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal, expressed concern over the deteriorating values in all spheres of life.


Painting complexities of life
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — It's the entire labour of his life put together. He used to sketch in bits and pieces and save the creations for his own admiration.

Graceful duet of sarod and violin
CHANDIGARH: As the mercury, tempers and sweating go on a high rise, exhausted bodies and souls look for a respite. The respite of soothing tones and tints. This is exactly what the instrumentalist duo, Mukesh Sharma and Anupriya Deotale, provided to a select gathering of music lovers at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here on Thursday evening.

Window to culture through dances
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — A colourful cultural programme, showcasing the varied culture of the region, was presented at the annual programme of the Sri Sai Arts, a theatre and arts group, at Tagore Theatre, here today.


Florence Nightingale remembered
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Describing nursing as the noblest profession, UT Director Health Services Joginder Singh today called upon the nurses to work with complete dedication.

‘Science cannot replace them’
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Doctors and nurses must work for the common objective of delivering quality health care in any given situation, said Dr I.C. Pathak, Managing Trustee, T.T.V. Chhuttani Charitable Trust, while presiding over the International Nurses’ Day at the CMC here today.


Winning knock by Gaurav Chopra
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — A superb all-round performance by Gaurav Chopra who scored 78 runs and later took two wickets, enabled Hansraj Public School in getting the better of CL DAV School, Sector 11, Panchkula by 79 runs.

Shivalik School to promote hockey players
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, has now decided to concentrate more on hockey and some indoor sport, according to the Director Principal of the school, Mr D.S. Bedi.

Mohd Salim wins badminton meet
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Mohammad Salim of the Punjab State Electricity Board won the men's singles title in the 27th All-India Inter State Electricity Boards Badminton Tournament which concluded here today at the Sector 42 hall.


Encroachments removed in Sector 41
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — Over 50 unauthorised encroachments were removed by the enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in Sector 41-A here today.

DRDO clerks' strike from May 15
CHANDIGARH, May 12 — To protest against the ''indifferent and negligent'' attitude of the central government, members of the Defence Research and Development Organisation Clerical Staff Association have decided to launch an agitation.

Minister addresses panches of Banur
DERA BASSI, May 12 — "All development works in the Banur constituency will be completed within a stipulated period. Strict action will be taken against officials who will show reluctance."Top

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