Monday, May 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Squall leaves behind trail of destruction
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — With hundreds of trees and electric and telephone poles either uprooted or twisted and power transmission and telephone lines snapped, the city and its residents continued to groan under the havoc wreaked by a powerful squall, second in a month, that lashed the region late last evening.

‘Kidnapped’ persons return
PANCHKULA, May 28 — A member of the Zila Parishad, Mr Prem Singh, allegedly detained by the local police to prevent him from casting his vote for the post of chairman and vice-chairman, claims he was let off on the night of May 25, the day the elections to the body were stayed by the high court.

Sukhna Lake’s desilting measures
OME time earlier a high-powered environmental delegation from the Canadian International Development Agency  visited Chandigarh and spent considerable time studying the silting problem experienced at the Sukhna Lake.

Uttam SinghUttam Swara of music
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — A long history of struggle...and then instant fame. That’s the story of this dark horse who has created ripples in music industry. And when he doled out the lovely compositions of Dil To Pagal Hai, the country wondered if ever music of current times could be so straight.


Typing error robs applicant of house
SAS NAGAR, May 28 — Strange are the ways of functioning of the Estate Office of PUDA. An applicant is first declared successful in a draw of lots and is asked to furnish the required documents before the house is allotted. 

RRD to back ex-servicemen
SAS NAGAR, May 28 — The Rashtriya Raksha Dal in a press release said that the convener of the local unit of the dal was supporting the ex-servicemen who were fighting the forthcoming elections of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council.

Camp stresses on moral values
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — The three-day teachers training camp organised by the Seva Bharati concluded at the Seva Dham in Sector 29 here today.


Frequent party poll must: Jain
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — The political parties should have elections within from time to time so that democratic norms are adhered to and the democratic temper built up, the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, said at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 here today.

‘Hike audit in defence, P and T sectors’
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — To check corruption and irregularities in such strategic sectors as Defence and Post and Telegraph, the percentage of audit in these departments should be increased, the All-India Audit and Accounts Association demanded here today.


Delhi resident killed in road mishap
DERA BASSI, May 28 — One person, resident of Delhi, died on the spot when his car in which he was travelling hit a road divider here last night.

House burgled in Burail
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — Mr Kulwant Singh, a resident of Kesho Ram Complex, Burail, complained that some one had stolen gold ornaments and two watches from his houses after breaking lock.

Modified bikes are on the roadModified bikes are on the road
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — Smart trendy colours, reflectors, hooters, fluorescent lights on the rims, raised crome handles, wider tyres and jazzy number plates. Modified bikes are on the road. A rallyist and racer, Mr S.P.S Garcha, started modifying his bike in 1968 as there was no good looking bike then. "I have always modified my bike for a purpose, engine or body. By modifying the engine, not only the performance improves, but one also gets better control of the vehicle. Improving the body statistics is for the bike to look good, giving it a sportier look and adds to its comfort," explains Mr Garcha.


Scholarship amount earmarked in PU budget
CHANDIGARH, May, 28 — A collective comprehensive picture of career and academic promotion schemes through grants, stipends and scholarships in Panjab University will feature in the annual university budget.

Students visit garden, museum
May 28 — As part of a summer camp currently on in Satluj Public School, Sector 2, students were taken to the Garden of Fragrance in Sector 36, and the Chandigarh Museum in Chandigarh.

Hunt on for Jain's successor
WHO will be the new Home Secretary of Chandigarh? The Haryana Government has already sent a panel to the Chandigarh Administration with the names of Mr R.S. Gujral, Mr Krishan Mohan and Mrs Urvashi Gulati.


Rhythm kick starts Eighth Melody 
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — Today marked the beginning of a new chapter which will conclude with a lot of hidden talent getting exposure in due course of time. Not that projects of this kind, which aim at giving a platform to budding artists, have not been taken up earlier, but many such ventures have not seen the light of the day.

PGI body to readvertise post
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — The PGI Governing Body has decided to readvertise the post of Professor of Paediatrics (allergy and immunology). A decision to this effect was taken in the special meeting of the Governing Body held yesterday. It will be conveyed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on May 30 for further orders.

Dental camp organised
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — The Rotary Club here organised a dental check-up and oral hygiene camp for the students of Government Middle School in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, yesterday.

Mohali chemists hold medical camp
SAS NAGAR, May 28 — As many as 462 persons were examined at a medical camp organised by the Mohali Chemists Welfare Association at Old Shiv Mandir in Phase 1, here, today. The State Drug Controller, Punjab, Mr R.C. Bhagat, inaugurated the camp.


Brilliant knocks by Kailash and Narinder 
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — A brilliant knock of 85 runs (15 fours) by Kailash Chander and 72 runs (8 fours) by Narinder Kwatra helped Gymkhana Cricket Club beat Haryana Seeds Corporation by 173 runs in the UT League Tournament at Gursagar grounds today.

Carrom titles for Saroj, Gagandeep
CHANDIGARH, May 28 — Saroj Chandel and Gagandeep Singh won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, in the first Bangiya Sanskritiki Carrom Tournament which concluded at the Sector 35 Bangiya Bhavan here today. Ms Moushami Roy, wife of Gour Roy, gave away the prizes.Top

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