Tuesday, June 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



RBI rejects applications of 100 NBFCs
Laments people’s ignorance about fly-by-night firms
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — The lure of high interest offered by non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) continues to attract investors despite the crash of several such companies in the past, leaving thousands of gullible people high and dry.

Man beaten up, robbed of gold chain 
PANCHKULA, June 12—A local businessman, Mr Varinder Batta, was beaten up by three miscreants on the dividing road of Sectors 6 and 7 late last night before being robbed of a gold chain with a pendant reportedly worth Rs 40,000. A report in this regard has been registered at the Sector 7 police post.

Land acquisition: relief will be meagre
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — Compensation in lieu of acquisition of 229 acres of prime land spread over villages of Badheri, Kajehri and Palsora, located south of Sectors 41, 43, 40, respectively, is likely to be fixed between Rs 11 and 12 lakh per acre, sources said, while disclosing that the sum is much below the going average market rates.

Majority of city autos lack third-party insurance
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — With the traffic condition going from bad to worse, danger is already looming large on the city roads. And not just that. There is a lot more that a man on the road should be worried about, especially when about 80 per cent auto rickshaws in the city are plying without a valid third party insurance. This is being done in blatant violation of the laws made in favour of the necessity for insurance against third party risk.

Kashmiri migrants to be evicted: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to evict Kashmiri migrants staying in transit accommodation at some community centres in the city. In an informal chat with Chandigarh Tribune some days ago, the Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), said that a decision has been taken to restore all these community centres to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

This is how some Kashmiri migrants in the city are making both ends meet. — A Tribune photo
Life extension study on Mi-8
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — With its chopper fleet nearing the end of its service lifespan and procuring new flying machines being a prohibitively expensive proposition, the IAF will undertake studies to extend the life of the aging Mi-8 helicopter.

Resumption of showroom site ordered
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — In a significant order, the UT Estate Office has ordered the resumption of a showroom site in Sector 7-C for its alleged misuse and has sought that the tenant bank be asked to deposit Rs 60,000 per month as damages for use and occupation with the Estate Office till the time of eviction.

Poor response to MC plan
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — There seems to be no response to the plan of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) to privatise printing and distribution of the combined water and electricity bills in the city.

Pilot’s death mourned
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, the Haryana Governor, Mr Mahabir Prasad, former Chief Minister of Punjab Harcharan Singh Brar and his wife, Mrs Gurbinder Kaur Brar, today mourned the death of Mr Rajesh Pilot.

MC ex-councillors violating code of conduct: SDM
SAS NAGAR, June 12 — The local SDM today said that former municipal councillors were claiming credit for civic work being undertaken in the town on his order and thereby violating the code of conduct for elections.

School sites auctioned amid confusion
PANCHKULA, June 12—There was utter confusion at the venue for the auction of four school sites in the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sector 6 which began over four hours behind schedule and proved to be a damp squib with only five bidders in the fray.

Security intensified in Kharar
KHARAR, June 12 — Mr Rupinder Singh, DSP Kharar, has appealed to the residents of the town not to panic due to the recent incidents of robberies and asked them to inform the police immediately if any incident happens.


Robbery case solved
PANCHKULA, June 12—The local police claims to have solved a case of robbery in which a shopkeeper of Sector 7 was robbed of Rs 12,000 and a gold chain at gunpoint on June 3. The breakthrough came after a special team of the local police comprising Mr Rajiv Deswal, Inspector, Mr Om Prakash and Mr Babu Ram, in charge of the Sector 7 and 16 police posts, respectively, was constituted to look into the case.

One booked
SAS NAGAR, June 12 —The local police has booked a miscreant for allegedly using abusive language on telephone with the wife of an IPS officer living in Commando Complex in Phase 11 here.

2 purse-snatching incidents in city
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — The police has increased the number of nakas in the southern sectors following two incidents of snatching late last night. A meeting of the SHOs was held by the SSP here this morning.


Public and private schools have an edge
CHANDIGARH, June12 — The public and private schools have an edge over government schools as far as academics are concerned. Going by the average of result of plus two analysed by the regional office of the Central Board of Secondary Education, the pass percentage of Government schools , Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and independent schools is 80.2%,. 83.7%, 82.6% and 83%, respectively.


Schools of excellence-IX
‘Individual attention, special coaching made the difference’

PANCHKULA, June 12 — “Individual attention coupled with special coaching throughout the year made for the success of the students of our school,” says, Mr V P Paul, Principal of Chaman Lal DAV Public school, Sector 11, reflecting on the result of the Class X CBSE examination.

Future Hrithiks, Miss Indias all are here
Great escape from homework for kids
CHANDIGARH, June 12 —Music, dance, art, craft, yoga, aerobics, exercises, acting and improvisation. It was time to learn and freak out at the workshop for about 155 children at the Pracheen Kala Kendra. The children have been divided into age groups of five to seven, seven to nine and nine to 16 years.

Sushma at 125th show of Court Martial
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — This has happened for the first time in the history of Indian theatre and for an objective viewer it is not easy to believe that a play can actually be staged in continuation for 125 days and that too successfully.

Camp on sexually transmitted diseases
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — Nearly 400 persons visited a family health awareness camp at Civil dispensary, Dadu Majra to know more about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), reproductive tract Infections (RTIs) and HIV/AIDs. Of these, 85 persons including 71 females and 14 males were detected with symptoms of RTIs/STDs and provided free medicines.


“Wicket-keeper’s job is challenging”
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — ‘The job of a wicket-keeper is challenging and require agility at every step’. These were the views of the India’s renowned wicket-keeper of women’s cricket, Anju Jain, who is in the city these days attending camp at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. She is preparing for the World Cup to be held in November at New Zealand. Anju who belongs to Delhi had inherited the game from her father, Amrit Lal Jain, a Ranji player.

Manjit, Mehak win open skating
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — Manjit Singh, a class IV student of KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, and Mehak Paul of Class III secured first and second position, respectively, in different categories in the open skating event organised by the CITCO at Sukhna Lake here yesterday.

Systematic issue of smart cards
CHANDIGARH, June 12 — The first day of issuing smart cards for registration of vehicles went off smoothly and without glitches as the Registering cum Licencing Authority handed over green-coloured plastic cards to more than 125 city residents, who wanted their vehicles registered here today.

Both the subscriber and the public office have a point
Time :
11 a.m.
Place :
Sector 20 Post Office
Problem :
Long queue of telephone subscribers to pay their bills on the last day today.
Background :
The Department of Telecommunication has been continuing with age old practice of getting collection of telephone bills through various post offices in the city. Of late, the department has also opened 10 telecom bureaus with provision for collection of bills. The number of telephone subscribers has multiplied by almost four times during the past 10 years but the number of collection centres has not even doubled during this period.

41 family benefit plan cases pending
CHANDIGARH, June 12 —As many as 41 cases registered in the year 1999-2000 under the National Family Benefit Scheme are still pending with the Social Welfare Department of the Chandigarh Administration.

DC’s charge given to Varsha Joshi

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