Thursday, June 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Government violates own bylaws on UT buildings
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Infringement of building bylaws is not a new phenomenon in the city, but when the said infringement becomes visible in the buildings owned by the government, the problem sounds grave. 

High Court order on PMT
Students studying in city can appear

CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Just four days prior to the Punjab pre-medical entrance test, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today provisionally allowed students who were bona fide residents of Punjab, but studying in city institutes, to appear for the examination.

Ground water project at PU
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — One of the lesser known and lesser attended problems of the current times is the lowering of water table. Panjab University has commenced work on tabulating the water table.

Sector 9 training institute heading for more trouble
CHANDIGARH, June14 — Bad days seem to be ahead for the Sector 9 Nursery Teachers’ Training Institute with the Director Public Instructions, issuing another show cause notice to the institute in view of “fraudulent assurances about NTT course and recognition of the institute by the competent authority.”
Earlier story: Nursery teachers' training school 
illegal; faces action

Mayor’s letter triggers row
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — The letter of the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, urging councillors to “maintain the dignity and decorum of the House” has stirred up hornet’s nest.


Swimming pools in bad shape, overcrowding common feature
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Out of the three swimming pools with the Directorate of Sports, Chandigarh Administration, two are in bad shape. These are the nursery pool and the one in the yoga centre — both in Sector 23. The third one in the Lake Club is looked after quite well. After all, it is the pool frequented by the VIPs and who’s who of the city.

Project for street children: it may be a rags-to-riches story
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Kismat Ali is 12. He is a rag-picker and moves from one sector to another to pick scrap. This practice fetches him Rs 50 to 60 everyday. A resident of Mauli Jagran, this tall boy with chiselled features and keen eyes nurtures a dream. He wants to become a doctor. 

Villagers oppose opening of liquor vend
PANCHKULA, June14 — Twenty villagers of Jalanwala village met the District Excise Officer to lodge their protest on the opening of a liquor vend in the vicinity here today. The vend was sanctioned by the department concerned after the panchayat of Fatehpur Diwanwala passed a resolution for the same and submitted it to them.

Senior citizens: remove anomaly in pension
SAS NAGAR, June 14 — The local Senior Citizens (Pensioners) Council has demanded the removal of an anomaly in the pensions of those who retired from the Punjab Government service during the period January 1, 1986, to September 30, 1986.

Two-day workshop in PU from today
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — As a prelude to setting up of the Institute of Nuclear Science in Panjab University, a two-day workshop on “8UD Pelletron” will start at the Physics Department tomorrow.


Mohali to have bulk material market
SAS NAGAR, June 14 — The first of its kind bulk material market in Punjab will be ready in this town by the end of the current year. Work on the first phase covering over 76 acres of the total area of 121 acres earmarked for the project has already begun.

Traders hail order on polythene bags
SAS NAGAR, June 14 — The Plastic Manufacturers/Traders Association here today welcomed the modified order of the Ropar District Magistrate regarding polythene bags.


Zirakpur resident in a fix following HC orders
Will the government move the apex court ?
ZIRAKPUR, June 14 —The proverbial sword of Damocles in the form of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority hangs over the heads of the residents of the former Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat following the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing the notification of the Punjab Government for declaring the area a Nagar Panchayat.


Prevention camp by anti-malaria wing
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Community participation on a large scale was witnessed in the anti-malaria camp organised by the malaria wing in Nehru Colony yesterday. The camp was conducted to further the objective of eradication of malaria, as June is being observed as the anti-malaria month.

AIDS awareness camp held
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — About 550 residents were given AIDS-related awareness during a camp for awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS/STDs conducted here yesterday by the Jan Shikshan Sansthan. 


Abhinav Bindra reaches city
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — Chandigarh’s ace shooter Abhinav Bindra (17), who recently broke the record at the Munich World Cup Shooting with a score of 596/600, reached city today.

Sports official presents paper
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — “The mental strength of the football players of Asia and other key sportspersons will be enhanced with the help of yoga”. This view was expressed by Dr Jatinder Pal Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports, UT, in a paper presented at the 2nd Asian Congress session on “Science and football” held at Kuala Lumpur recently.

3-wkt win for Kohli XI
CHANDIGARH, June 14 —Karanbir Kohli XI outplayed Gaurav Aneja XI by three wickets in the under-12 tournament at Sector 15 grounds organised by Masters sports welfare society.

Test for SI, ASI on June 24
CHANDIGARH, June 14 — A written test for the posts of Sub-Inspector (fire/mech), Assistant Sub-Inspector (fire/fitter) in the Central Industrial Security Force will be held on June 24 and for the post of SI (steno) and ASI (clerk) on June 25.

Ensure water for villages : DC
PANCHKULA, June 14 — A decision to create awareness among the public on the use of polythene bags was taken at the monthly meeting of the grievances committee, held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr SK Monga, here yesterday.

Tension over tying of buffaloes
PANCHKULA, June 14 — Tethering of buffaloes by a panch of Maheshpur village in front of a shop in the village has led to tension. After having turned down all pleas of the panchayat to remove the cattle, the police has asked the Revenue Department to step in and ascertain the actual ownership of the land to work out a permanent solution to the problem.Top


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