Tuesday, May 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Beating the heat, the jumbo way: A Chhat Bir Zoo elephant cools itself in the blistering heat with the temperature touching 42°C
Beating the heat, the jumbo way: A Chhat Bir Zoo elephant cools itself in the blistering heat with the temperature touching 42°C. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Record number of city students make it to IIT
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — To court success is easy, they say. All it takes is conversion of blood into ashes... That's what it took for a record number of city students to make it to the coveted Indian Institute of Technology this year. 

Major land-grabbing racket in city
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — One of the biggest land-grabbing racket is presently going on in the just-demolished slum located along the road dividing Sector 31 and the Industrial Area phase II. 

Lake Club all set to be restructured and revitalised
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The Chandigarh Lake Club is all set to be revived, restructured and revitalised. A decision to this effect was taken at the general body meeting of the Chandigarh Sports Council held here today under the chairmanship of the Adviser to the Administrator, Mrs Vineeta Rai.

Hectic flying tells on pilots
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — During Operation Vijay last year, transport pilots were the unsung heroes of the war — flying day in and day out to maintain an uninterrupted air-bridge to the world’s highest battle zone. The war may well have ended, but their task continues.


  Bus drivers block traffic for two hours
PANCHKULA, May 29—Traffic remained blocked today for nearly two hours at the Shakti Bhavan roundabout in Sector 5 and on the Kalka-Shimla highway near Mansa Devi after a bus driver was beaten up by “suspected” CID officials.


Fake votes: ADC to probe complaints
SAS NAGAR, May 29 — Even as the state Election Commission has directed the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, to enquire in to the complaints of fake votes in ward no. 7 of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, residents of ward no. 9 have written to the Election Commission seeking deletion of a large number of bogus votes in their ward.

Pucca booths demanded
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — Shopkeepers of the Janata Rehri Market, Mani Majra, whose shops were gutted in a major fire on April 19, today blocked traffic on the Chandigarh-Kalka highway.

Duststorm lashes city
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — Zipping vehicles were forced to cut on speed as strong winds blowing over the city raised clouds of dust leading to near zero visibility late in the evening today. Several cases of minor fires were also reported. 

Journalists oppose Bill on terrorism
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The Journalists Association of Chandigarh (JAC) today condemned the draft Prevention of Terrorism Bill, 2000, for its alleged attempt to curb the freedom of the Press.


Youths take away car after making man unconscious
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The police has registered a case against three unidentifed youths who drove away the car of a Bassi Pathana resident after making him unconscious.

177 vehicles challaned
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — As many as 177 vehicles were challaned during a checking drive by the traffic police here today. The drive was conducted in the presence if a high-powered committee, constituted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to apprise the court of traffic violations in the city.

Couple beaten up, robbed in village
ZIRAKPUR, May 29 — A gang of eight unidentified armed miscreants broke into a house of Lohgarh village on Sunday midnight, beat up a couple and robbed them of valuables.

MIA awareness workshop
SAS NAGAR, May 29 — To acquaint entrepreneurs with the concept of pollution free production, the Mohali Industries Association organised a one-day awareness workshop on “ cleaner production programme” in collaboration with the Punjab Cleaner Production Centre of the Industries Department.

Bankers donate shoes to school kids
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — Canara Bank employees of Chandigarh today donated black shoes to 114 needy students of Government Middle School, Mataur village, Sector 70, Mohali.

Students display creative skills
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — It was an exhibition with a difference. Put up by passing-out students of fashion designing, interior designing and Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) courses of the Dev Samaj Polytechnic for Women, Sector 21, it show-cased the entrepreneurial skills of the girl students.

‘Economic policies anti-workers’
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — Economic policies of the Centre were criticised at the inaugural session of the 42nd conference of the All-India Audit and Accounts Association at the Sector 37 Ambedkar Bhavan here today.


UT teachers demand promotion
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The functioning of the UT Education Department was criticised at the general-body meeting of the Government Teachers Union held today near the Sector 20 Jama Masjid ground. The meeting which was headed by Mr Kushali Ram Sharma, was to discuss the problems and demands of the UT-cadre teachers.

ABVP to oppose extension to Puri
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad will oppose any move to grant extension to Prof M.M. Puri as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, whose term expires in July.


Stress on early detection of breast cancer
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — Doctors advised women to regulary get their breasts examined for early detection of possible tumour during a health education camp at Chetanya Hospital for Mom and Kids, Sector 43, yesterday. Nearly 40 women attended the camp.


Lake Club tennis begins
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The third Lake Club Tennis Tournament began here today at the Sector 6 Lake Club. The organisers witnessed massive response to the meet, despite the intense heat.

Encroachments removed

CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today removed 25 illegal encroachments from the internal roads of Sector 27-B, here.Top


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