Sunday, June 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



This pair of tigers look flabbergasted at Karam Singh, The Tribune lensman, as he "interrupts" their play at the Chhat Bir zoo.
ROYAL PREROGATIVE: This pair of tigers look flabbergasted at Karam Singh, The Tribune lensman, as he "interrupts" their play at the Chhat Bir zoo.

Robbers injure 5, take goods worth 2 lakh
KHARAR, June 10 — A gang of seven or eight robbers struck a unit in Ballo Majra village, about 3 km from here on the Kharar-SAS Nagar road, in the early hours today, injuring five persons and looting goods worth about Rs 2 lakh.

Parents force doctor daughter 
into second marriage

CHANDIGARH, June 10 — A doctor, has allegedly been forced into a second marriage by her parents soon after tying the knot with her college mate doctor. A junior resident with Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital here, her ordeal started soon after her wedding to a doctor doing MD at the PGI.

JFR JacobJacob’s priorities are cancer hospice, southern sectors
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — It is now time to concentrate on infrastructure development, including establishment of a hospice for cancer and terminally sick patients, construction of a new school in Sector 52, concentration on southern sectors to develop basic amenities there at par with northern sectors, development of a new golf course and allotment of land to cooperative house building societies.



‘A project with the government? Never!’
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — Mangal Dhillon looked angry today while addressing the press conference here. “I am not angry but extremely hypersensitive”, he said, while denying it, vehemently. “Somehow I cannot get over the fact that humanity and human relations have fallen to such a low these days that even positive deeds are viewed with suspicion”, he said.

Centre to make Army men computer literate
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — A state-of-the-art computer training centre of the Western Command became operational in the Chandi Mandir cantonment near here today.

Residents, HUDA discuss polythene bags’ problem
PANCHKULA, June 10 — Representatives of the Residents Welfare Associations of various sectors yesterday met the local Estate Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, to discuss the problem of handling used polythene bags in the city.

Gaiety marks mandala puja
PANCHKULA, June 10 — The mandala puja, marking the 40th day of the installation of the idols of Lord Venkateshwara, was performed with traditional fervour and gaiety at the temple in Sector 12 A, here today, where devotees began pouring in since morning.

Stuff success is made of
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — Nothing succeeds like success. All of us dream of it. But how many of us reach the top? And what brings home victory? What stuff are the triumphant ones made up of ?


Punwire manager arrested
SAS NAGAR, June 10 — In connection with the case of financial irregularities in Punwire registered by the local police yesterday, one of the suspects, R.K. Gupta, Manager Accounts, has been arrested. 

Three cases of burglary reported
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — At least three separate cases of burglary have been reported from the town and its peripheral areas during the last 24 hours.

CAs gear up to be computer savvy
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The electronic-filing of income tax returns, maintenance of electronic ledgers and account books, electronic transfer of funds, business-to-business electronic-commerce and business-to-customer electronic-commerce have been accorded legal sanctity by the Information technology Act, 2000.

CITCO to get IT towers job
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The Chandigarh Administration will sell space in advance in its proposed information technology towers in Sector 47.

Small industries’ fears allayed
SAS NAGAR, June 10 — To remove apprehensions about the agreement of the World Trade Organisation signed by the Government of India, the Small Industries Service Institute in coordination with the Mohali Industries Association organised a “WTO sensitisation workshop” for small and medium enterprises at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers (India) in Sector 19, Chandigarh, yesterday.


Where teachers are second parents
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — "I am writing to share my feelings about my school and tell you what makes it 'a school with a difference'. I love going to school because it is a second home for me where the teachers and the principal act like our second parents." These are the lines from 'a letter to god' written by a ninth class student of Manav Mangal High School, in his school magazine.

PUTA concern over grants
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The Panjab University Teachers Association has expressed its deep concern over apprehensions expressed by ‘responsible quarters’ that the grants of the Punjab and the UT Administration would be insufficient in meeting the salaries of university employees in the coming months.


(Earlier reports)


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, Chandigarh Inculcating responsibility, nurturing potential (June 5, 2000)
DAV English Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh Good student-teacher rapport essential (June 6, 2000)
Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, Chandigarh 'Teachers need to be friends and guides' (June 7, 2000)
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh ‘Students are sincere and committed’ (June 8, 2000)
Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula 'Extra classes made the difference'
(June 9, 2000)
St Anne's School, Sector 32, Chandigarh Where teamwork holds the key
(June 10, 2000)


Ranjit's remand extended
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The court of the Civil Judge (Jr Division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate 1st class, Mr Baljinder Singh, today remanded Ranjit Bajaj and others to judicial custody till June 24. Ranjit Bajaj was booked for the kidnapping of Sunny Garg, son of a city-based industrialist, on May 14.


Kids stage the highwayman
CHANDIGARH, June 10 —A brief but cute performance on dramatising of the renowned poem “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes at the Durga Das Foundation today showed the impact of theatre in weaning away children from pranks during holidays.

Over 20 doctors likely to be shifted 
PANCHKULA, June 10 — With the government taking a serious view of the doctors posted in excess of the sanctioned posts in the General Hospital in Sector 6, and the various primary health centres in the district, the receipt of transfer orders has begun coming in and over 20 doctors are likely to be shifted out of the district by the end of next week, causing a flutter amongst the fraternity.

200 attend health camp for truckers
PANCHKULA, June 10 — Over 200 people attended a health and orientation camp for truck drivers and their families at the Majri Chowk in Sector 1, here today, organised by various non-government organisations.

AIDS awareness camp
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The Society for Social Health in collaboration with State AIDS Control Society, UT, organised an AIDS awareness-cum-medical camp for STDs/RTI diagnosis and treatment at Mauli Jagran as part of the ongoing family health awareness campaign.


Badminton camp impresses all
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — ‘‘The camp was a real eye-opener for us since we learnt to play together and thus got the rare opportunity’’, felt Isha Sharma. She returned along with some others from the All-India north zone badminton camp held at Bhiwani (Haryana) from May 15 to June 9.

400 kids cycle for prizes
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — More than 400 boys and girls from various parts of the city turned up at Sukhna Lake to participate in the second edition of the Bicycle Safari organised by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation in collaboration with Bharat Petroleum.

Handball body office-bearers
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — Chandigarh Handball Association elected Mr RP Garg and Mr Rahul Talwar as its President and Secretary, respectively, for the next term of four years. 

‘Debar encroachers from poll’
SAS NAGAR, June 10 — With the local Government Department announcing a fresh date of holding elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, the local Environment Protection Society has once again urged the Punjab State Election Commission and the Punjab Government to debar those persons from contesting the civic body elections who have encroached upon public land.

Road berms removed
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The encroachment staff of the Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments along the road berms in Sector 43-B.Top

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