Wednesday, June 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Despite water tariff hike, MCC will lose money
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The decision of the Chandigarh Administration to notify revised rates of the water tariff for various sections of consumers came into effect from yesterday. It seems to have come at the worst-possible time for the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and residents.
Economics of water supply system
Water costliest in Chandigarh  
(A comparison)

Smart cards system by June 12
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The long awaited smart cards system will be introduced in the city from June 12 when the operations of making new driving licences and the renewal of old licences will be shifted to the new Estate Office in the Municipal Corporation building in Sector 17 .

A pocket of land along the Leisure Valley choe which has been identified for afforestation by PUDA in SAS Nagar
A pocket of land along the Leisure Valley choe which has been identified for afforestation by PUDA in SAS Nagar. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
PUDA plans green cover

Businessman robbed of car, cash
PANCHKULA, June 6 — A local businessman returning home from his factory in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, was robbed of his Maruti Zen car, Rs 8,000 and two credit cards at gun point by three youths travelling in another car near Pinjore last night.

Upreti calls it a unique phenomenon 
of magnetic storms

CHANDIGARH, June 6 — “The Antarctic is a heaven for scientists as it provides an opportunity to explore the Unsolved mysteries of the universe. It is acknowledged as the best laboratory on earth provided by the nature.”

Watermelons hold city’s road safety to ransom
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — A scooterist moving at a fast speed is suddenly tempted by watermelons hanging by the roadside and he applies an all the more sudden brake. The one following him on another scooter gets no time to control the vehicle and a collision occurs, which fortunately for both, is not fatal.
What’s the normal course?

From pillar to post for relief
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — For Savitri, whose husband, Ramesh, died after a prolonged illness on April 7, 1999, the struggle for getting a meagre financial assistance continues.

Tree branches chopped off
SAS NAGAR, June 6 — It is “crime” perperated daily on the roads of the town as the authorities watch helplessly. The victims are none other fully-grown trees along the roads, which provide shelter to the passerby.

‘Ru-Ba-Ru’ with Gurdial a trendsetter
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The ‘Ru-Ba-Ru” function with the noted Punjabi writer, Jnanpeeth award winner, Padma Shree Gurdial Singh , hosted jointly by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi and the Press Club here yesterday, was a trendsetter in many ways.

‘Accept GPA’ for flat transfers
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The CHB Residents Federation has demanded the introduction of the transfer of ownership policy, accepting the general power of attorney, on the Punjab and Haryana pattern.


Two burglaries in city
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — Two cases of theft were reported from various parts of the city. According to police sources, Sector 46 resident Jai Kishen reported that someone had stolen gold ornaments, 150 silver coins and Rs 15,000 in cash while he was out of station.

Court official held for bribery
KHARAR, June 6 — A Reader in the court of the SDM, Kharar, was arrested by the Vigilance Department, Punjab, while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a person today. A team of Vigilance Department led by Mr Malvinder Singh Sidhu arrested Piara Singh, Reader, while accepting the bribe.

Mango prices go up
SAS NAGAR, June 6 — A delicacy among fruits, mangoes have registered a substantial rise in its prices in the past three days. The safeda variety of the fruit, which was selling at Rs 25 a kg, was today selling at rs 40. A better quality of the fruit was selling at Rs 50 a kg.


'Teachers need to be friends and guides'
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — Hard work put in the right direction coupled with an expert guidance is the perfect recipe to achieve success. The results of students of Shishu Niketan School here speak for it. Eight students of the school have scored 90 per cent marks and more in the CBSE Class X examinations.

Place to transform child’s vision
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — Summer workshops are here to stay, and for reasons not far to seek. This time around they are tapping the untapped potential of a child’s character...his naturality which if properly explored, can do wonders.

Jain’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — Former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain’s application for regular bail in a corruption case was today dismissed by Special Judge for CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh.


Comedy serial’s mahurat held
PANCHKULA, June 6 — She wakes up looking for a hubby. For Lord Shiva had told her, in her dream that the first unknown person she saw would tie the knot. Gama Ki Beti, the 26-episode comedy serial for Zee TV filmed in the city today, is all about an innocent girl’s effort to get married to the man of her dreams.


Skating Carnival in PanchkulaSkating carnival in school

CHANDIGARH, June 6 — Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, today organised a one-day skating carnival to promote the sport in the town. Panchkula, in the past few years, has become the hub of skating activities and rinks are being built here almost every year. The rink in the school was inaugurated past year only by members of the Indian roller hockey team. Today, in the carnival, nearly 100 children, both students of the school and members of the club, participated in various events like rink races I and II (200 m, 300 m and 400 m).

Cricket losing popularity
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The recent reported involvement of cricketers in match-fixing has put a question mark on their locus standi and the popularity of the game has dwindled as the general public feels cheated.

Defective water meters to go in 2 months
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — The Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today resolved to get replaced within two months the defective water meters in the city.

Gender sensitisation course for cops
CHANDIGARH, June 6 — To create greater awareness about the problems being faced by women, the Chandigarh Police organised a gender senitisation course at the Regional Institute of Correctional Administration in Sector 26 here today.

Vacant plot owners to get notices
PANCHKULA, June 6 — The Estate Office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority will issue notices to the owners of the vacant plots for the removal of congress grass and other wild growth, according to members of the Panchkula Welfare Federation.Top


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