Friday, June 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Beers in Chhat Bir
Raju and Sonu, two male bears, enjoying their freedom in an enclosure in Chhat Bir Zoo on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Freedom, at last, in Chhat Bir

Bill on military tribunal on anvil
Shaken out of its slumber by the Supreme Court’s observation that the Army Act is archaic and that the government has failed to bring about the necessary changes, the Defence Ministry is now preparing to table the bill on the much-awaited military appellate tribunal in Parliament during the forthcoming monsoon session.

Power privatisation process in UT may be delayed
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The process of privatisation of power distribution in the Union Territory may be delayed as the formal permission from the Union Home Ministry is still to come through.

No arrests so far in Sangeeta case
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — After going on a tirade against the alleged to be pimps operating from Sector 44, the strife-torn Sangeeta still has a long way to go.


PGI without working treadmill test machine
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, the premier Institute of this region, is presently not offering cardiac patients the facility of the tread mill test as the old obsolete machine is lying condemned and the new one is yet to arrive.

Grills, barbed wires removed from road berms
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today cleared road berms of Sector 44-B of all encroachments, including grills, fencing and barbed wires.

Guide maps: tenders to be invited again
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — With the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh slated to discuss the issue of the installation of the illuminated sector-guide maps tomorrow, the tenders for the same are likely to be invited again.


Bridge across nullah by year-end likely
PANCHKULA, June 15—The work for constructing a bridge over the nullah running in Sector 1 has got underway and is likely to be completed by the end of the year. Being built by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the bridge will connect Sector 6 to the Mini Secretariat in Sector 1.

Residential complex opened
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The residential complex of the Central Forensic Institute was inaugurated at Sectors 36-B and 37-B by Mr B.B. Nanda, DG, Bureau of Police Research and Development, here today. The foundation stone of the complex was laid by Mr Joginder Singh, a former DG of the bureau in 1996.

Civic body’s effigy burnt
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The local unit of Samajwadi Party today burnt the effigy of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and blocked road for more than one hour under a Jan Andolan to press their demands.

Short-cut to station yet to open
PANCHKULA, June 15 — The much-needed short-cut to the railway station from Panchkula is yet to be opened for public. The project, according to railway authorities, is ready to take off but green signal from the Central authorities is awaited.


2 held for causing harassment
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The police has arrested two Government Medical College and Hospital employees for harassing another employee, who subsequently committed suicide here today.

Paper leakage: one more gets police remand
CHANDIGARH, June 15 - A student, Ashwini Gupta, of the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sant Parkash, for his alleged role in the paper leakage case. He was arrested by the CBI yesterday and has been sent to the police remand till June 18 by the judge.

Youth drowned in Sutlej
CHANDIGARH, June 15—Family members of Sandeep Singh, a resident of Sarangpur village, have lodged a complaint with the Nangal police that their son, who had gone to Manikaran Sahib in Himachal Pradesh, went missing when he went to bathe in the Sutlej river at Babhour Sahib Gurdwara near the Nangal dam.

Punwire employees hold rally
SAS NAGAR, June 15 — Alleging that the Punjab Government was planning to sell off Punwire, the Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union aided by other trade unions of Punjab and Chandigarh yesterday held a rally in front of the factory here today. It was decided to form a joint committee of different unions to spearhead the agitation in the future.


Parents confused over kids’ future
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Misplaced ambitions of parents for their children never allow their tender children to recognise their potential. Inner strength and potential of these children are never transformed into performance.

“We always strive to produce better human beings”
PANCHKULA, June 15 — After three successive years of 100 per cent results since the first batch passed out in 1998, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sector 15 has been able to blend traditional values while inculcating a sense of competition amongst the students to bring out their best.

Workshops tapping students’ talent
SAS NAGAR, June 15 — Summer schools have always been fun and frolic for children with various institutions here attracting kids to draw out their creative talent.

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)
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh Team work made the difference
(June 14, 2000)

Children’s workshop at Press Club
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — A summer workshop opened at Chandigarh Press Club here today with the objective of furthering multifarious growth of children of Club members. The workshop “Besten Summer Workshop-2000” was inaugurated today by Punjab Education Minister Tota Singh.

Jain's remand extended
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Mr N. K. Jain, former UT Home Secretary, was further remanded in judicial custody till June 28 by Additional District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar and his application for interim bail was also dismissed.


Art for a noble cause
ANMEET PAL Singh is dearly known as Monu. He is deaf by birth and speaks very little. This son of an Army officer is however, known for painting. He had the urge for expression from childhood.

Family welfare centre closed due to paucity of funds
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Paucity of funds has forced the closure of a Mini family welfare centre in Colony No: 4, Industrial Area, originally conceived for the benefit of families of labour class and slum dwellers residing in the colony.

Fortnight-long health campaign ends
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The fortnight-long health awareness campaign concluded today with two camps at Burail jail and Sector 26 Transport Area today.

‘Accelerator to be a boon’
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Underlining the salient features of the ‘8 UD Pelletron’, Dr V.K. Kak, Director Principal of the Government Medical College, here today said that the facility would be a boon, particularly for its applications in the medical science.


NRI to set up cricket academy
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Cricket lovers of the region are going to have a unique cricket academy, having facility of day and night play by August this year. The academy, named JR Institute of Cricket Technology, situated 18 km from the Panchkula bus stand on the Panchkula-Barwala highway, is the brainchild of Mr Shanti Swarup Sharma, a non-resident Indian from Dubai.

Chandigarh golf probables
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The Chandigarh Golf Association selected probables for the Chandigarh golf team for participation in the National Games to be conducted by the Punjab Olympic Association from November 18 to 29.

High Court XI beat BRD XI
PANCHKULA, June 15 — High Court XI clinched the inaugural Salzer Cup Cricket Tournament by defeating 3 BRD XI by seven wickets in the final played here today at Sector 5 cricket ground.

Civic staff adjusted at SAS Nagar
SAS NAGAR, June 15 — In wake of the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders quashing the notification of the Punjab Government declaring Zirakpur as a Nagar Panchayat, the Local Government Department has adjusted the staff of the civic body with the SAS Nagar Municipal Council.

Repatriation of 7 cops ordered
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — The police department had ordered the repatriation of seven cops for subletting their official accommodation in the city. The orders were issued by Mr S.K. Singh, IGP, here today.

MCC okays 67 sites’ auctioning
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — At a stormy meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today, the civic body okayed the auctioning of 67 commercial sites in Mani Majra.Top


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