Saturday, May 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Gul Panag“Defence officers’ daughters get more exposure, have greater confidence and are better groomed”
May 19 — What has Sushmita Sen in common with Gul Panag and Lara Dutta? They all are Miss Femina India title winners. Another common feature of them all is that they come from families of defence officers. While fathers of both Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta served the Indian Air Force, Gul Panag’s father is an Army officer.

Women, children uproot liquor kiosk
JHEURHERRI (SAS NAGAR), May 19 — Hell hath no fury like a women who abhor liquor. This was apparent when women of this sleepy hamlet forcibly tossed aside a tin kiosk which had been placed outside the village for the sale of whisky.

Ranjit-Sunny fight was over a girl
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The “ fight” for the affection of a teenager from Sector 16 is suspected to be the root-cause behind the Ranjit Bajaj - Sunny Garg fight which led the former to kidnap, assault and illegally confine the latter at his residence in the same sector on May 16.
Influential guardians, insinuating brats

After the day's toil — the entry by Prem Sharma which won the first prize in the amateur category of the National Photographic Contest-2000 at Ranchi
After the day's toil — the entry by Prem Sharma which won the first prize in the amateur category of the National Photographic Contest-2000 at Ranchi


Spectacular show of daredevilry at Sukhna
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — It was a daredevils’ show at the Sukhna Lake here this evening. Jawans of Home Guards and the Civil Defence Department, Haryana, demonstrated their skills at mock exercise of flood relief operations.

'Anandgarh will not affect forest cover'
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The Punjab Government today said the Anandgarh project would not affect the forest cover in the lower Shivalik Hills. The Housing and Urban Development Minister and Co-Chairman of the Anandgarh Development Authority, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, in a statement, said, "The government was conscious of the need to maintain the forest cover in the region in particular and all over the state in general."

‘Media's liberty unquestioned’
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The acting Director Public Relations of Panjab University, in a press note issued here today, said he was aware that neither the DPR nor the university could legally stop anyone from passing information to the press.

Alternative power-production method
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — An alternative method for electricity production without the use of mineral and water resources was disclosed at a press conference here on Wednesday.


Two burglars nabbed
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The police arrested two burglars who had broken into the house of a Burail resident and had stolen a wrist watch and a briefcase.

Workers fired without notice
DERA BASSI, May 19 — Resentment prevailed among workers of a spare-part manufacturing unit at Kuranwala village on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road when some staff members were fired, without prior notice.

PCL workers’ stir continues
SAS NAGAR, May 19 — The agitation by the PCL Workers Union over the dismissal of four members in an alleged case of assault on an executive of the company entered its fourth day today.


Resentment over proposed fee hike in PU
CHANDIGARH, May 19 —What will be the fee structure in Panjab University for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the forthcoming session? The increased amount of fee structure is in tune with charges in Guru Nanak Dev University which is enough to show concern. One vital related aspect largely being ignored in arguments is additional enhanced rates for amalgamated funds, sports fee and various other charges.

Kids celebrate teddies’ birthday
PANCHKULA, May 19 — Cute’n cuddly teddy bears adorned the halls in Blue Bird Schools at Panchkula and Chandigarh to celebrate the soft toys’ “birthday party” today, a day before the summer vacation.

Bail for two in beating case
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — A city court has granted bail to Harvel Singh and Happy, who were booked on the charges of beating up a tenant, Mr Ajay Kohli, his brother, Mr Anil Kohli, and a friend, Mr Vipan.


Another feather in this lensman’s cap
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — Mr Prem Sharma’s entry — After the day’s toil — won the first prize in the amateur category of the National Photographic Contest-2000 in Ranchi recently.

Fashion show at Press Club

An evening to remember
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — It was an evening of dances and fashion show at the Sector 18 Tagore Theatre here. Organised by Aim Group, the programme not only featured dances by some tiny tots, on popular Hindi numbers but also provided an opportunity for up and coming artists to exhibit their skills on the stage.

La Dispute: a journey through love...
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — A web of relationships; an eternal dilemma revolving around fidelity and infidelity; an unanswered question — these are just few of the many aspects being researched in La Dispute, written by Marivaux, drama master of the 18th century, which was staged by students of Alliance Francaise in the Art Gallery for two days.

Popularising Indian classical arts abroad
ven before the UGC and different cultural academies and zones came into being, it was left to the dedication and commitment of a few individuals to promote and protect Indian classical arts.

After 100 successful shows, Court Martial looks forward to 300 more
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — Their zeal can find logic only in passion. And had it not been for the Court Martial team’s spirit of sheer commitment to theatre, the much talked about play, which features almost everyday in the engagement columns of all dailies, would not have crossed its 100th show.

Programme on AIDS awareness
PANCHKULA, May 19 — Dr P.L. Jindal, Director General Health Services of Haryana and Project Director of HACS, inaugurated a programme on the Targeted Interventions on HIV-AIDS for Migrant Workers.

Talk on drug abuse, alcoholism
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The Servants of the People Society organised a talk on drug abuse and alcoholism at the local bus stand in Sector 17 here today.

100 screened for osteoporosis
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — As many as 100 patients have been screened for osteoporosis by using ultrasonometry, during a free camp organised by the Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.


Saroj, Inder in semis
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — Saroj Chandel and Inder Kanta, both of the Reserve Bank of India, sailed into the semi-finals of the third St Stephen's Ranking Carrom Tournament at St Stephens' School here today. In the men's singles, Sanjay Negi beat Ajay Gupta to reach the semi-finals.


MCC to get tough with water law violators
CHANDIGARH, May 19 — The Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has asked the officers to get tough with the water byelaws violators and complete their projects on time.

Public land cleared of encroachments 
PANCHKULA, May 19 — The enforcement staff of the local Estate Office of Haryana Urban Development Authority today demolished illegal structures which had come up on public land in Raila village, Sector 12, here. An area of about five acres was cleared of the encroachments.



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