Saturday, June 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Jacob gets first smart card in India
Chandigarh first city to go hi-tech
Jacob gets first smart card in IndiaCHANDIGARH, June 9 — Chandigarh today became the first city in India to introduce the integrated computerised smart cards for issuing driving licences and vehicle registration. The first ever licence was issued to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, in the new building of the Estate Office, adjacent to the Municipal Corporation building, here today.

Murder suspect’s house a treasure trove
SAS NAGAR, June 9 — The local police during a search operation carried out at the Phase 3B-1 house of Gurvinder Singh, alias Gary, a main suspect in the murder case of a Chandigarh-based jeweller, Ashok Kumar, stumbled upon a treasure trove of a wide range of luxury gadgets.

City security cover is awake at night
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — The mud track linking one of the villages on the periphery of the city seems to be a good escape route, but, a word of advice for anti-social elements — Don't use such seemingly isolated paths or you will run right into the law.

Senior citizens get a home
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — After a long winter of waiting, senior citizens of the city can now look forward to some springy days. The Administration today opened for them the gates of their home-away-from-home.


Best flying unit presented trophy
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — The No.8 Recce and Observation Flight of the Army Aviation Corps' 661 Squadron has been awarded the Flight Safety Trophy for being adjudged the best flying unit of the Western Command for the year 1999 - 2000.


Lieut-Gen Oberoi, presenting the Flight Safety Trophy to Maj H. P. Patel, Officer Commanding No. 8 R and O Flight, at the Army Aviation Conference held in Chandi Mandir on Friday
Lieut-Gen Oberoi, presenting the Flight Safety Trophy to Maj H. P. Patel, Officer Commanding No. 8 R and O Flight, at the Army Aviation Conference held in Chandimandir on Friday.  — A Tribune photograph
Hand pump water is health hazard
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — The contaminated water supply from certain hand pumps installed in various colonies of the city continues to pose health hazards for the residents of the area.

Waterlogging ails PGI colony
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Some parts of the PGI residential colony are facing the problem of accumulation of rain water. Because of an inadequate drainage system, water accumulates on streets, causing inconvenience to residents. 

Village land encroached upon, says Sarpanch
KHARAR, June 9 — Ms Gurmeet Kaur, sarpanch of Kailon village, has alleged that an influential person has been making an attempt to encroach upon on the common land of the village.

  Reading is still fun, at a price though
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — What are you and your kids doing this summer vacation? . Making rounds of summer schools, theatre workshops or computer classes or maybe browsing through books. A used-to-be favourite past-time.

Stress laid on water conservation
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Water Resources Day was celebrated at Kendriya Sadan in Sector 9 here today. While inaugurating the function, Mr PS Chadda, Chief Engineer, North Zone-I of the CPWD, stressed the need of water conservation by adopting innovative engineering techniques and creating awareness about the value of water.

Family’s tradition of charity alive
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Keeping alive the family tradition, Dr Bimla Arora, a niece of Dr P.N Chhuttani, bequeathed all her estate and assets to the TTV Chhuttani Charitable Trust, which runs the CMC, Sector 17.

Traffic on highway blocked
KHARAR, June 9 — Vehicular traffic on the Kharar-Kurali National Highway, just opposite the gate of Tehsil Complex here, was blocked for 20 to 25 minutes this afternoon by the persons whose documents of sale and purchase of land and property were not got registered at the office of the Sub-Registrar Kharar for the past two to three days.


JE killed in road mishap
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — A junior engineer of the local Public Health Department was killed, allegedly, due to the negligence of a Matador driver, near the intersection of Sectors 45 and 46 here today. He was posted at the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital.

Cyclist crushed to death
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — A cyclist was crushed to death by a speeding truck late tonight near the Sector 26 Transport Chowk.

Cops shifted
CHANDIGARH, June 9  — The Police Department has ordered the transfer of three Inspectors, besides two Sub-Inspectors, orders for which were issued by UT IGP S. K. Singh here yesterday.

Forgery cases against 7 Punwire officials
SAS NAGAR, June 9 — Based on the investigations into the financial irregularities committed by officials of the Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire), the local police registered two cases of forgery and criminal breach of trust today against at least seven officials of the company for an alleged involvement in the misappropriation of funds to the tune of over Rs 72 lakh.

To win his heart
cooking competition by a leading beauty parlour seems a bit out of place, but this is precisely what VLCC did. Women from different strata of society vied with one another to appease the taste buds of Sanjeev of Khyber Restaurant, Monica of Monica’s Puddings & Pies and Amar Singh of North Park. 

Milkmen protest against dairy board
CHANDIGARH, June 9  — Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh units of the Dhodi Sangharsh Committee staged a dharna to press their demands here today.

Corridors of problem
PANCHKULA, June 9 — Jostling crowd, staggering down the cramped Sector 7 market corridor, bump into each other as they strive to avoid heaps of plastic buckets here and bone china cups there, unsuccessfully. Walking through the thread-like space left unoccupied is next to impossible here.

Interviews for hotel management course
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Interviews for admissions to a three-year course in hotel management will be held between June 5 and 17, an official press release of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering said here yesterday.


Where teamwork holds the key
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — St Anne’s School is a school with a difference. It does not select the students for admissions but takes them through a draw of lots, irrespective of their class, their parents’ social status and their learning abilities.

Children learn Punjabi folk dances
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — The theatre seems to be thundering in the morning. The enthusiastic youth dancing fast to the beats of the drum. This is a summer workshop in giddha and bhangra organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts.

Creative instincts satisfied
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Summer vacations are on but the local Shivalik School is buzzing with activity. A summer camp is on in the school. It was started on May 15 and would conclude tomorrow.

A boon for kids and parents
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Summer camps have been proving to be a boon for children as well as their parents. The camps keep the kids creatively busy and the parents find the camps a welcome change from the routine of summer vacation.

Summer training workshop  for students
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — A summer workshop for school children has been organised by the local Ajit Karam Singh International Public School.

(Earlier reports)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, Chandigarh Inculcating responsibility, nurturing potential (May 5, 2000)
DAV English Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh Good student-teacher rapport essential (May 6, 2000)
Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, Chandigarh 'Teachers need to be friends and guides' (May 7, 2000)
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh ‘Students are sincere and committed’ (May 8, 2000)
Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula 'Extra classes made the difference'
(May 9, 2000)

Jain case: HC notice for July 7
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — On former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain's application for the grant of bail in a corruption case, Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice for July 7.

PUDA told to pay back deposit money
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Taking up a complaint case filed here by a city resident against the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered PUDA to refund the deposit of Rs 47,500 made by the complainant towards the allotment of a plot.

Riar appears in court
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — In a significant development here today, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, President of the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, personally appeared in a city court as an accused in the defamation case filed against him by a former Deputy Mayor of the city, Mrs Harjinder Kaur.

Sacked employee denied hearing
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Mr Dharam Pal Verma, a former sanitary supervisor in the office of the Assistant Director Malaria (ADM), is a harassed man. For the past over four years, he has been running from pillar to post to get justice from the authorities concerned regarding the “illegal termination of his 20-year-long confirmed government service.”


Medical camp
PANCHKULA, June 9 — The Survival of Young and Adolescent Foundation organised a free general medical camp to observe a family health awareness week at Azad colony, Sector-21, here today.


Taking giant strides in sport
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, has excelled in academic pursuits in Class X and has also taken giant strides in sports. The school, established in 1995, has facilities for roller skating, basketball, gymnastics, cricket, karate, kho-kho and table tennis.

Judo trials on June 14
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — The Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh will hold selection trials for UT junior judo team on June 14 at Judo Coaching Centre, Sector 42, at 3 p.m.

'Women cricketers deserve equal respect'
CHANDIGARH, June 9 — ''If men cricketers could appear in various advertisements, why not women players, since we are also celebrities," says Anjum Chopra, one of India's best batswoman. She is in the city to attend a camp at the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School in preparation for the World Cup in November.

Mohali MC election schedule ready
SAS NAGAR, June 9 — With the Local Government notifying August 20 as the date of holding elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, the State Election Commission has reportedly chalked out the schedule of holding the elections.Top


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