Thursday, May 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



N.K. Jain reverted to Haryana
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The Union Home Ministry tonight ordered immediate reversion of Chandigarh Home Secretary N.K. Jain to his parent State of Haryana. 

Ranjit Bajaj also involved in a case of kidnapping
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Although the sons, wards and relatives of wards of VIPs living in the city have been known to act as a law unto themselves, and instances of their being involved in one incident or the other have been routinely highlighted by the media, some people “never learn”.

Warehousing land purchase raises eyebrows
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Eyebrows have been raised over purchase of 31 acres of land, near Dappar, by the Punjab Warehousing Corporation for its Dera Bassi container depot.

Chakka jam leaves commuters high and dry
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The 10-day-old dispute over plying of air-conditioned private buses between Amritsar and Chandigarh took an ugly turn today with the employees of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking “impounding” two buses.

Activists of the All-India Shiromani Youth Akali Dal, a wing of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, stage a demonstration in Chandigarh on Wednesday against the Badal Government.
Activists of the All-India Shiromani Youth Akali Dal, a wing of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, stage a demonstration in Chandigarh on Wednesday against the Badal Government. — A Tribune photograph
Rally by Youth Akali Dal
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The members of the All India Shiromani Youth Akali Dal staged a rally to press for the release of Sikhs detained in various jails.

  At least 40 per cent policemen are without accommodation in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, May 17 — Cops not always call the shots. At times they can be at the receiving end too. This has at least proved true in case of government accommodation for Punjab Police personnel posted in this town and its peripheral areas. 

Convention centre on the cards
PANCHKULA, May 17 — A convention centre in the City Centre in Sector 5 is on the cards, with the planning process having been completed and the approval of the Government being awaited.

SDM sans official accommodation
SAS NAGAR, May 17 — Strange are the ways of the Local Government Department. An officer entitled for official residential accommodation and that, too, earmarked for him still remains without it.

Parking fee for private buses
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today recommended the levy of parking of monthly fee of Rs 500 on each private bus operator of the city.


Dowry case registered
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The police has registered a case of dowry against a Kurukshetra family on the charge of harassing their daughter-in-law.

Man kills sister
KHARAR, May 17 — Jasbir Singh a resident of Akalgarh village of Kharar sub-division, allegedly killed his sister after she reportedly refused to give him money for purchasing intoxicants.

‘Number of mobile phones up’
CHANDIGARH, May 17— Mobile telephones will overtake fixed line telephones by 2007 in India. The number of mobile phones has increased from 10 millions in 1991 to 400 million in 2000. In another three to five years, 65 per cent of domestic fixed line telephones will switch over to mobile phones.


PU order on Press reports
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Scribes clamouring Panjab University campus these days sniffing for stories need to be more cautious with facts. The process of digging old stories needing ‘‘clarification’’ also comes into action following a recent official notice to departments.

100 kids examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — More than 100 children were examined at a free medical camp organised at Lohia International School, Mani Majra, here yesterday.

Students trek in Kasauli area
PANCHKULA, May 17 — Forty students of the junior wing of Satluj Public School, Sector 2, participated in a 10-km trek from Lower Mall to Monkey Point and through the Upper Mall to the shopping complex of Kasauli within five hours, which included rest time and time of refreshments.

Conflicting claims about school management
KHARAR, May 17 — Different claims are being made about the Managing Committee of Ayra Kanya Vidyalya, an aided school of Kharar.

Dr B.B. Parsoon
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Dr Bharat Bhushan Parsoon has taken over as member-secretary of the Chandigarh State Legal Services Authority, Sector 9, here in place of Mr S.K. Sardana who has gone as District and Sessions Judge, Sonepat.

Toilets in Nehru Park: notice to Admn, MC
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — On a civil suit filed here today seeking the court to restrain the UT Administration, Municipal Corporation and Chief Engineer from constructing public lavatories in Nehru Park, Sector 22-B, and directing them to maintain the park apart from stopping all sorts of commercial activities in its precincts, a city court today issued notice to the three respondents for May 19.

Court allows petition seeking quashing of notification
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed the writ petition seeking quashing of the Punjab Government notification dated May 7, 1999, constituting Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat by including Lohgarh, Himmatgarh, Bishangarh, Bishanpura, Baltana, Dhakauli and Dera Bassi teshil of Patiala district on a writ petition filed by Gram Panchayat Bhabat, district Ropar, which had been excluded.

Riar avoids summons in defamation case
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, president, local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, avoided service of summons for the second time here today as the case concerning the alleged defamation of Mrs Harjinder Kaur, ex Deputy Mayor, MC, at the hands of Mr Riar, came up in a city court.


Smoking can cause deafness
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — Smoking can lead to reduction in hearing ability, besides increasing the chances of deafness at a younger age, according to a study conducted by doctors of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, PGI.


Minor districts cricket meet
CHANDIGARH, May 17 — The technical and coaching committee of the Punjab Cricket Association has decided to hold a minor districts cricket tournament to tap talent and provide off- season practice to the players of minor districts.


Plea to promote surveyors
May 17 — The local unit of the Surveyors Association PWD (IB) Punjab has urged the Punjab Government to promote the diploma holders (Civil) Surveyors and Junior Draughtsmen as Junior Engineers as per the already fixed quota.Top

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