Monday, May 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PU steps to prevent result tampering
CHANDIGARH, May 21 —Taking strict notice of the possible result tampering by the staff, Panjab University has issued orders stopping assistant registrars in examination branches from undertaking any scrutiny work except when specifically called for.

Swimmers, watch those germs in the pool

CHANDIGARH, May 20 — With the mercury on the rise, the best place to ''chill out'' is the swimming pool. Swimming can be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby, say swimming coaches. After a long and hectic day, everyone wants to have a dip in the pool to beat the heat.

Shadow over house allotment process by MC
May 21 — The battle over a spacious house originally constructed for the elected president or the government-appointed administrator concerned of the local Municipal Council has hotted up with a shadow being cast over the entire process of house allotment by the civic body.

Cops, moped-riders exchange blows

May 21 — A boy and a girl, both residents of Sector 41, had the first-hand experience of police brutality when they were allegedly beaten up by police personnel near Kisan Bhavan in Sector 35 here today.

"Snake park"
THE island opposite the Lake Club on the southern shores of the Sukhna has become a snake park. More than 50 snakes (cobras, banded krait and water snakes) were counted on this 400’x100’ piece of land recently. They move freely and quietly in the area. 


Demolition drive
HE demolition drive by HUDA in Panchkula has upset Panchkula residents. There is no denying implementing the High Court orders but the bureaucratic fashion in which these orders are being executed shows that the demolition drive has no human face.


Vehicle market causes problems for residents
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — The residents of houses which flank the road dividing Sectors 40 and 41 are a harassed lot due to the functioning of an illegal vehicle market on government land for the past many years.

He continues to live in their memories
PANCHKULA, May 21—His parents cling on to anything and anybody that reminds them of their Sunny. Maj Sandeep Sagar’s family is still trying to come to terms with the loss, grappling with the situation and trying to keep their head above the water, if only to keep him alive during their lifetime.

Explore military option: Fiji PM’s niece
PANCHKULA, May 21 — Mukta Chaudhary, a niece of the deposed Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhary held hostage in a coup in Suva, today appealed to the Government of India to lead the international initiative to restore democracy in the troubled island nation even with ‘‘military force under UN aegis.’’

Heat wave abates
CHANDIGARH, May 21  — Heat wave has abated from North-West plains as maximum temperatures fell in Haryana and appreciably in Punjab due to easterly winds.

Ice slabs to beat the heat of brown bear
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — The huge Himalayan brown bear have their eyes fixed on the door. They are awaiting the arrival of the zoo staff. Yes, it is time for their daily supply of ice slabs. They are in their enclosure at the Chhat Bir Zoo. The weather outside is very warm.

Majlis-e-Gham held

SAS NAGAR, May 21 — The Shia clergy in India has strong reservations about the Uttar Pradesh Regulation of Religious Buildings and Places Bill and believes that it is an attempt to interfere in religious affairs otherwise protected under the Constitution of the country.

Camp on crop protection measures held
CHANDIGARH, May 21— A six-day training camp for subject matter specialists, organised by the Mumbai-based Indian Crop Protection Association (ICPA), ended at Panchkula yesterday.

Models in salutation to Punjabiat
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — A lot was happening tonight in salutation to the spirit of Punjabi and Punjabiat, with the Chandigarh Press Club acting host to top models of the nation who had assembled here to launch the first portal on Punjab (, masterminded by G.K.M. Infotech. It describes its objective behind the project as that of redifining Punjab worldwide.

Sewage spills over into park

Badal to be in Mohali today

‘Make voter list public’


Cyclist hit, dies in PGI
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — Cyclist Suresh Parsad was seriously injured when he was hit by a Tata Sumo near the Hallo Majra Chowk yesterday. He was rushed to the PGI, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Punwire staff get monetary aid
SAS NAGAR, May 21 — The employees of the Punwire who have been without salary for the past several months heaved a sigh a relief when the management of the company gave Rs 2,500 each to the executive staff and Rs 1,600 to the non-executive staff of the company yesterday.


Students get aid packets
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — More than 500 talented, but, needy students were given education-aid packets by the Bharat Vikas Parishad here today. Children of 21 government schools were given books, uniforms, shoes, water bottles and other stationery material.

Library facility for Asha school
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — In a heartening development, the Asha school for slum children at Kumhar Colony added additional library facility here today. The Institute for Development and Communication has contributed books and assured a new programme under which all colonies of the city will be provided reading material.

A tryst with moon and music
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — Moonlit nights come and go...but here is one which will last longer in the memory, for the touch of melody it has brought in its lap. Yesterday was yet another day of rhythm and melody at the Garden of Fragrance where the Tourism Promotion Society and Academy of Music and Fine Arts presented vocal and instrumental recitals for the second consecutive day.


Seminar on corneal diseases
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — A seminar on corneal diseases of the eye was held at a Hotel in Panchkula here today under the aegis of Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society.

Medical aid at the doorstep
PANCHKULA, May 21 — The Health Department will launch a programme, "Hospital Apke Dwar'' on an experimental basis beginning with Madawala village on the Pinjore-Nalagarh road on June 2 along with the Family Health Week to be observed by the department at the district level.

Vishal upsets Nitin, wins billiards title
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — Vishal Gupta beat top-seed Nitin Trehan to win the juniors' title at the second Shekhar Puri Memorial Billiards and first Saurav Khattar Memorial Snooker Tournaments at Chandigarh Club here on Sunday. Vishal in a best-of-seven tie, won, 4-2 (85-76, 33-72, 72-17, 79-22, 31-60 and 65-27). Vishal also earned the best break of the tournament.

29 swimmers chosen for state trials
CHANDIGARH, May 21 — The District Swimming Association of Panchkula has selected 29 swimmers to take part in the Haryana team trials to be held at Ambala on May 25 for the sub-junior and junior national championships. The national championships will be held at Bareilly (UP) from June 18 to 27.


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