Wednesday, May 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


To strive, to seek, and never to yield... Working against time... They finally made it... Keep up the good work
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — Hard work and diligence has seen them through and all of them are telling almost the same story. The ICSE toppers are happy today and they look forward to a happier future, with about 98 per cent of them seeing themselves somewhere in the software engineering sector. Non-medical is the most sought after stream, and as against the last year, commerce has taken the back seat, with the information technology bug biting them all. 

Ranjit Bajaj ‘arrested’ from his house
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — After days of playing hide and seek with the police, Ranjit Bajaj was “arrested” by the police in the evening from the Sector 16 residence of his father here this evening, even as his parents claimed that he had “surrendered”.

Some of the NCC girl cadets from all over India before leaving on a motivation visit to Kargil, Leh and Srinagar, at NCC headquarters in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
NCC cadets’ visit to Leh, Kargil
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — To motivate NCC girl cadets, the NCC Directorate is organising a visit to Leh, Kargil and Srinagar from May 24 to June 1.

  Heated exchanges mark the inaugural Advisory Council meeting
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — Heated exchanges over rehabilitation schemes and construction of dismantleable sheds for roadside workers marked the inaugural meeting of the newly constituted Administrator's Advisory Council meeting here today.

Harrowing time for commuters
PANCHKULA, May 23 — It is nothing less than torture for commuters plying between the township and Chandigarh. Minutes roll into hours as the poor office-goer waits for bus to arrive and finally when it does, there is no place for him to sit. It is too crowded or the seats are broken.

‘Grant statutory status to board’
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — Statutory status to the Central Social Welfare Board and state boards should be accorded by enactment of Parliament. This was one of the recommendations made during the All-India Conference of Chairpersons of State Social Welfare Advisory Boards and field officers of the Central Social Welfare Board held at Bhopal recently.

Majlis cheque for Jacob
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — A cheque of Rs 21,000 was presented by the Majlis Journalists Association to the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), towards night schools started by the Administration. The money was collected by the association at Mohammed Rafi Nite at Tagore Theatre on May 21.

Congress boycotts Advisory Council meeting
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — Congress party members, part of the Administrator’s Advisory Council, boycotted a meeting of the council today. Giving reasons for the boycott, Mr Pawan Bansal, the Congress MP, alleged that the council was functioning in an undemocratic manner, while the Chandigarh Administration was not responsive to the needs of the residents.

Rains keep May heat under control
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — So far the month of May has not been as hot as it normally is. Normally, during May the mercury remains above 40 degrees Celsius mark on almost all days and some of the hottest days are recorded in May. However, this year on several days the day time temperatures have been less than 35 degrees Celsius as rains have lashed the area frequently.


Ashok’s legs found in nullah
SAS NAGAR, May 23 — The local police today recovered the severed legs of the Sector 46 Chandigarh jeweller who was murdered by four persons in a Phase VII house here on Sunday night. The legs were found in a seasonal nullah near the Papri village at some distance from where the torso had been recovered yesterday. The arms and the head were yet to be recovered.

Liquor kiosk raided
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — A team of the UT Excise Department tonight raided a place in Mani Majra, where two persons were running their liquor shop.

NRI dies after taking injection
SAS NAGAR, May 23 — A 27-year-old Non-Resident Indian woman died after she was given an injection to control her blood pressure at a private nursing home in Phase 2 here yesterday. The victim had been admitted at the nursing home to get treatment for ailment.

Bus driver arrested
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — The police has arrested a Himachal Roadways bus driver for injuring a Patiala resident near the Sector 29/30 traffic lights.

City sunars: aestheticians par excellence
T has been observed that during the period spanning about a decade and a half the sunars in the Union Territory of Chandigarh have grown in a fairly large number. Its reason could be ascribed to the increase in demand of gold and silver jewellery among the people. 


New OPD block yet to get full quota of power
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — It is still not operational. Three months beyond schedule, the lifeline providing electricity to the new out patients block at the PGI is not functioning “to full capacity”.


CLTA coach lays out plans for trainees
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — "I will introduce the showing of video clippings of top tennis players, showing their strong points and big wins, to young players soon," said Wing Commander (retd) Beant Singh, who took over as chief coach of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Academy, Sector 10, a for night back.

Licensing, registration procedures to change
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — Several changes are in the offing once the new system for making driving licences and registration of vehicles commences in the coming weeks. The first will be a new scheme of the Chandigarh Administration to charge Rs 10 from each applicant, that will go to Red Cross and will be exclusively used to pay salaries of the additional staff that is required to man the new counters.

Garbage menace in town
PANCHKULA, May 23 — The Panchkula Residents Welfare Federation has urged the Haryana Urban Development Authority to look into the problem of the disposal of garbage and find a solution before the rains.

100 encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, May 23 — As many as 100 illegal encroachments in Sector 30 were demolished by the Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation this morning.

JEs oppose transfers
SAS NAGAR, May 23 — The Joint Action Committee of Junior Engineers of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, today, met the Housing and Urban Planning Minister of Punjab, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, in connection with the large-scale transfers of JEs of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

693 power theft cases detected
PANCHKULA, May 23 — The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has detected 693 cases of theft of electricity under a special checking campaign of the premises of electricity consumers and nearly 160 FIRs have been lodged during the last one-and-a-half months.


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