Wednesday, May 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Looters strike in Kharar, kill one, injure 4 others
KHARAR, May 30 — A gang of about six looters struck in Ranjit Colony of Kharar in the early hours of the morning today and killed one person, injured another four and looted cash and jewellery before escaping.

A police official points towards the cot on which Mr Kesar Singh was done to death by dacoits in Kharar (left), and three of the injured members of a family at the PGI, Chandigarh (right), on Tuesday. — Tribune photos by Pankaj Sharma

Security beefed up around city
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The local police is not taking any chances and the security in the outlying areas and villages of the city has been strengthened in view of a couple of incidents of robbery in the periphery of the city in the past two days.

City may set up another golf course to attract tourists
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The Chandigarh Administration is considering setting up yet another golf course in the city to attract tourists, especially the Japanese tourists. An announcement to this effect was made by the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), at a presentation made by the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends (ITFT) on tourism promotion in the city.

Contempt petition against IGP, SSP: CAT issues notice 
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Taking up a contempt petition filed here by an airport security inspector, Mr S.S. Sidhu, against UT Inspector General of Police and SSP, the Central Administrative Tribunal bench has issued notice to the respondents for August 3.


UT may ban fifth floor in Sector 17
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Under the new building byelaws, Chandigarh Administration may not permit the construction of the fifth floor in Sector 17 in future. This has been done to stop further exploitation of the buildings around the main Sector 17 piazza and to a similar skyline.

Keeping the crushing rays at bay
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The heat, the harsh wind rushing through your hair, dust getting onto the face. That ugly tan and those itchy sun burns. Summers are impossible. But not if you have a pair of white cotton gloves, scarf, dark glasses, jacket and a nice golf cap.

Sector 23 resident booked for assault
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The drama enacted by a city youth who allegedly married two women, abused them, physically assaulted and blackmailed the two, finally ended yesterday when the women in his life ganged up and turned the tables on him.

PGI master plan on water, sewerage and power
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Forty years after the PGI was established, officials in the Hospital Engineering department have woken up to the need of having a detailed master plan indicating the position and capacity of the existing network of water, sewerage and electricity connections, it is learnt.


Will child labour problem be ever solved?
ocial workers and reformers in northern India are worried about child labour in this region. The term child labour originated at the time of industrial revolution when it was coined to denote employment of young children in the factories. Later, it construed employment of minors in any field which hampered their education or adversely affected their health. Not only in India, but throughout the world — in all cultures and in all times — children have been helping their parents in the fields, in the marketplace and at home. No stigma was attached to such labour nor was it considered a social problem till the introduction of the factory system.

Power situation grim in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, May 30—The last week has seen a grim power situation in the township with regular power cuts for short intervals, low voltage and fluctuation. Residents in some pockets of the township contend that owing to infrequent power supply, water supply has also been affected.

A mishap ends in a laugh
HE influx of cars on Chandigarh roads has given many a scare with the rise of a new breed of drivers. Meandering through the Sector 18 market on a weekend, I came out from a general store, carrying some grocery. Accompanied by my wife, I struggled to load the eatables in our new car. Abhilasha helped me spread a piece of cloth on the new seat covers so that they would be spared from the spoils of our mini cargo. I put on the ignition and the engine instantly responded with the familiar lingering noise. The car set on to a smooth start when my wife reminded me of a pressing errand awaiting my attention for the past week. Sensing a comfortable turn on the left, in the alley, I turned, cherishing romantic musings. The turn was smooth until I applied brakes in order to put the reverse gear. There was a ‘thud’ from the rear, jolting the car. 

Residents block traffic
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony staged a dharna and held up traffic for more than two hours in protest against the non- installation of electricity meters in the colony.

State EC pulls up officials
PANCHKULA, May 30 — The Punjab State Election Commission is reported to have pulled up the officials associated with the preparation of electoral rolls of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council. This follows several complaints of fake and valid votes existing in the electoral rolls.


1 held for possessing cartridges
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The police has registered a case against a Colony Number 4 resident for possessing seven cartridges.

Sahara TV ready to take on audience
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — There was ample weight in the quality of tele productions brought before the gathering by Sahara TV people yesterday. And the special screening of the Sahara TV channel held here in the Majlis hall of Hotel Shivalik View brought out an interesting fact — Sahara TV has touched half of the Indian homes within two months of its launch on March 28 this year.

Fun time for children
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Musical chairs, bursting of balloons, birdie dance and passing the parcel. For City kids, it was time for some fun ‘n’ frolic at the Sector 26 Pizza Hut during the Pizza Pooch Birthday package organised all over the country.


Sukriti-2000 concludes
PANCHKULA, May 30—The annual summer camp for personality development and character building, Sukriti-2000, concluded at the ACC DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, here today.

Extension of last date triggers chaos
CHANDIGARH, May 30 —What seems a hasty decision, extension of the last date for acceptance of forms for the entrance examinations of postgraduate courses in Panjab University, poses an uncomfortable situation not merely for hundreds of aspirants but also for staff of the examination branch.

Foundation day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The seventh foundation day of INSPIRE (The Institution for Secretariat Practices and Development) was celebrated yesterday at the CSIO auditorium. To mark the occasion, a souvenir highlighting the objectives and activities of INSPIRE was released.

PU yet to finalise fee structure
May 30 — Panjab University is yet to finalise the fee structure for various courses in the forthcoming session. Sources said that a meeting was held in the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today. However, no final recommendations have been put forward.

Faculty for review of decision
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Panjab University faculty has expressed a difference of opinion with the Bar Association of India, Delhi, regarding its decision asking universities for not allowing admissions to evening classes in the Law degree course.

HC allows ZP member to submit affidavit
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed an application for placing on record the affidavit of allegedly detained Panchkula Zila Parishad member Prem Singh.


Sanjana sails into semis
CHANDIGARH, May 30 — Sanjana Kapoor, the 11-year-old girl from New Delhi who yesterday upset top seed Taskeen Bains today continued with her winning spree when she sailed into the semi-finals of the girls under-12 section on the second day of the Lake Club tennis tournament in progress here at lake club courts. The second seed in this section Inayat Khosla justified her seeding by advancing into the last four of the meet. The other semi finalists in this section include Divya Batra and Chandni Thakur.

Cricket camp evokes good response
CHANDIGARH, May 29 — The Summer Cricket Camp for 21 trainees in the age group of 10-15 has evoked good response. Being organised by the district Panchkula Cricket Association, the boys were taught basic points of the game. In morning hours, the physical conditioning aspect included jogging, sprints, fielding, and catching.


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