Wednesday, May 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


This green foliage, though a feast for the eyes, is slowly climbing it’s way up to the cannon in the Anandpur Sahib Foundation Complex in the city. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
This green foliage, though a feast for the eyes, is slowly climbing it’s way up to the cannon in the Anandpur Sahib Foundation Complex in the city. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

British Council opens Library, Information Centre in city
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The British Council opened its 13th Library-cum-Information Centre on Madhya Marg here this afternoon. This is the first library of the council since 1975 in 110 countries where the council has already been running 254 such libraries for the past 50 years.
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Six PCL workers sacked for assaulting executive
SAS NAGAR, May 16 — The confrontation between the Punjab Communications Limited Officers Association and the PCL workers union today intensified with the management dismissing the services of at least six workers alleged to be involved in the assault on an executive of the factory last Friday.

Resentment among junior-level policemen
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Resentment prevails among nearly 200 junior-level policemen on account of the alleged arbitrary decision of the authorities of suspending batches to undergo the intermediate course necessary for further promotion.

Teachers’ post: sale of forms stopped
CHANDIGARH, May 16—The Haryana Public Service Commission and the Education Department have stopped the sale of forms for the recently advertised 234 temporary posts of lecturers (college cadre) from today.



CTCC’s concern over price rise
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today expressed its concern over the rise in prices of essential commodities, including those of Public Distribution System.

‘Give priority to EWS houses’
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The Chandigarh Housing Board would give priority to the construction of EWS tenements for the lower strata of society, the new Chairperson of the board, Ms Neeru Nanda, said here today.

Book on Dasham Granth released
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The Punjab Governor, Mr Vishnu Kant Shastri, today stressed the need for spreading the message of universal brotherhood and love, as preached by Guru Gobind Singh.

Demand for more pre-paid auto booths
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The traffic warden cell and the Consumer Forum have requested the authorities concerned to install more pre-paid auto-rickshaw booths at places like the ISBT, Sector 43, the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and shopping complexes in Sectors 17, 22 and 34.

We must save the city’s green cover
LEISURE Valley has been gifted to us by the founding fathers of Chandigarh. They, after careful consideration, had marked this chunk of open area to be permanently kept green for the benefit of its population as well as preserving its environment from pollution. 


Rash driving case registered
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver of a senior Punjab IPS officer. The car, PB-01G-1313, hit and injured a scooterist, Sharanjeet Singh, near the RBI in Sector 17 here this afternoon.

Car thieves held after chase
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Two cops posted at a naka on an outer city road who today managed to overpower two city residents driving a stolen car have been awarded a class I certificate, besides Rs 2, 000 each by the UT IGP, Mr S. K. Singh.

Vendor held for preparing forged registrations
PANCHKULA, May 16 — Kuldip Singh, a vendor selling motor vehicle registration forms in front of the SDM Office, Kalka, was arrested for preparing forged registrations here today. 

‘Police training methods need revamping’
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — It was the need of the hour for demilitarising the police, besides making concerted efforts at the national level to revamp police training methods.

Jet Airways plans Boeing on city-Delhi route
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Jet Airways, the second largest airline operating in the domestic sector, is all set to expand its services on the Chandigarh-Delhi sector by graduating to Boeing 737s from the present ATRs.


Satyamurthy award for PU lecturer
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Dr Rajeev Kumar Puri, a lecturer in the Physics Department of Panjab University, has been honoured with the N.S. Satyamurthy award by the Indian Physics Association.

What is the purpose of convocations?
ur colleges and universities may or may not be known for academic excellence. They may not even live up to the definition by Brand Blanchard as “citadels of rationality”.

Poetry contest in DAV school
May 16 — Inter-house poetry recitation & penmanship competitions were held today at KB, DAV-7 Public School.

Notice of motion in kiosk case
DERA BASSI, May 16 — Issuing notice of motion for September 12, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the maintenance of status quo relating to the kiosks in the meantime.


A civil dispensary without equipment, adequate staff, electricity
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The Sector 45 polyclinic continues to function as a civil dispensary even after its inauguration with much fanfare a month- and a-half back. Though the daily OPD rush has increased almost three times, it is yet to be equipped with proper equipment, adequate staff and required electricity connection.

Patients examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Nurses of Sector 16 General Hospital, GMCH-32 and PGI examined patients for various ailments during a two-day health camp organised by the Trained Nurses Association of India at Colony Number 5 as part of International Nurses Week celebrations.

Roller hockey players of KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, practise under floodlights
Roller hockey players of KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, practise under floodlights.
Good skating facilities in KB DAV
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, should give credit to its Principal, Ms Madhu Bahl, for doing well in sport. The school has facilities for gymnastics, roller skating, badminton, table tennis, yoga, athletics, kho-kho and cricket.

Majority complain of police inaction at darbar
PANCHKULA, May 16 — “An ASI and a head constable frequent my shop and ask me to get furniture made for them. They have even taken two bags of cement. Their latest demand is Rs 1,000 which I cannot afford and have brought my complaint to you,” Mr Naresh Kumar, running a cement depot in Rajiv Colony, alleged at the khula darbar the Haryana Director-General of Police, Mr S.P.S. Rathore, held at Police Headquarters in Sector 6 here, yesterday.

SAS Nagar to have more sectors
SAS NAGAR, May 16 — Instead of acquiring 1,350 acres of land for five new sectors for further urbanisation of this township, the Punjab Government has now decided to acquire 1,612 acres for six new sectors.

Enforcement staff faces resistance
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The enforcement staff of the Estate Office today faced resistance from the residents of the Nehru Colony near Palsora when it went there for a routine demolition operation.

294 PUDA employees transferred
SAS NAGAR, May 16 — The Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister today ordered general transfers in the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

Mayor Shanta Abhilashi wants projects speeded up 
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, at a meeting held here today, took stock of the status of various proposals being implemented by departments of the civic body.

Poll schedule for MCs issued
SAS NAGAR, May 16 — The State Election Commission today issued a notification of poll schedule for SAS Nagar municipal council and other municipal councils, nagar panchayats and by-elections in certain wards of other civic bodies in Punjab.Top



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