Wednesday, June 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



He doesn’t let sleeping
dogs lie

Mini zoo packed off unceremoniously 
at ZAI directive

CHANDIGARH, June 13 —"This is your own zoo, please keep it neat and clean", reads the notice as The Tribune team enters the mini zoo near the Punjab Raj Bhavan here. But there are no animals in the enclosures. Where have the animals gone?

Sodhi Ram in judicial custody
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — Dr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examination, Panjab University, was today sent to judicial custody in Model Jail, Burail, Chandigarh, by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, till June 24 for his alleged involvement in the question paper leakage case.


Leaking sewerage pipe not repaired
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — Nauseating stench fills nostrils as you walk through the semi flooded street next to the Punjab Raj Bhavan. Contrary to the general belief of VIP areas being “properly maintained”, for three days now, a leaking sewerage pipe has not been repaired.

  Maj-Gen Chamyal retires
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — Maj-Gen P. C. Chamyal, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor at the Army Medical Corps Centre and School, retired from the Army after a distinguished service of 36 years. He also served as Deputy Commandant, Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, in 1997.

Nullah eroding Yoga Centre wall
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The Leisure Valley nullah running adjacent to the Yoga Centre in Sector 23 is gradually eroding into its wall.

Protest against land acquisition
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — Families living in the abadi area outside lal dora of the Sri Anandpur Complex Welfare Society outside Kajheri village today protested against the recent land acquisition notice of the Chandigarh Administration.


SP orders probe into police inaction
PANCHKULA, June 13 — The Superintendent of Police, Mrs Kala Ramachandran, has ordered an inquiry into the alleged inaction by the local police in a theft case which took place in Sector 8 on May 30.

Four kids rescued from kidnappers
ZIRAKPUR, June 13 — The police has rescued four minor children from two kidnappers who forced them to sing and dance at public places for money.

Man cheated of Rs 3,000
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The police has registered a case against an unknown person who reportedly cheated a Kurukshetra resident at the PGI.

Rag-pickers, scrap dealers removed
CHANDIGARH, June 13—In a major anti-encroachment drive the enforcement wings of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the Estate Office here today removed the scrap dealers and rag-pickers from the municipal land in the Industrial Area, Phase I.

Management panel approved
SAS NAGAR, June 13 — An Institute Management Committee, for a close interaction between the local Industrial Training Institute and the local industry, was today formally approved by the Technical and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, who visited the institute in Phase 5 here.

Consumer forum allows PSIEC appeal
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission here has allowed the appeal filed by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation  against the earlier order of the District Forum I, which had declined to order respondents World Trade Fair, Network Consultancy Service, to pay damages to the complainant PSIEC for causing unnecessary inconvenience.

Punwire men go on fast
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — A mass rally was organised by Punwire employees at the start of a 24-hour mass fast in front of Udyog Bhavan in Sector 17.

Panel formed for ‘wired up city’ project
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The Chandigarh Administration yesterday set up a technical committee to examine the ‘’expressions of interest’’ received by it from 40 companies for the ‘’wired up city’’ project. This is the first step of the project that will entail laying of optical fibre cable throughout the city.


Team work made the difference

CHANDIGARH, June 13 — “It was the team work that made all the difference. The students put in all the labour that was required and the teachers made sure that all students were regular in their studies,” says Ms Jaswinder S Singh, Principal of Guru Nanak Public school, Sector 36.

Plus one admission in schools from July 6
CHANDIGARH, June 13—The Director Public Instructions has chalked out the admission schedule for plus one classes in the government schools. The interview programme comprising 11 rounds starts from July 6 and will continue till July 18.

HC notice to UT Administration
CHANDIGARH, June13 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the UT Administration and the SSP on an application for protection filed by the doctor couple separated in between after the wife was allegedly forced into second marriage by her parents.

Schools of excellence
(Earlier stories)
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)
Manav Mangal High School, Chandigarh Where teachers are second parents
(June 11, 2000)
Ajit Karam Singh International School, Chandigarh Stress on overall development of students 
June 12, 2000)
Chaman Lal DAV Public school, Sector 11, Panchkula ‘Individual attention, special coaching made the difference’ 
June 13, 2000)

Diarrhoea cases rise in UT
CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The number of gastro and diarrhoea cases in the city hospitals and dispensaries has shown a significant increase in the past few days due to seasonal changes.


Football calendar finalised
CHANDIGARH, June 13—The annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Football Association which was presided over by Mr Ravinder Talwar, president of the association, on Sunday decided to start this year's tournament schedule with the sub-Junior football championship for the DAV Trophy in August, followed by the senior league for the Sanjay Trophy in same month, then the junior championship for the SD Trophy in September.

Tennis tourney from June 19
CHANDIGARH, June 13—The third leg of the All-India Tennis Association ranking tennis tournament for boys and girls in under-4 and under-16 sections will be held from June 19 to 23 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. 

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