Saturday, June 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


UT Excise & Taxation Department working to be totally computerised
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The working of the Excise and Taxation Department, a major revenue spinner for the Chandigarh Administration, is to be totally computerised for better collection of taxes. In the last financial year a total of Rs 150 crore was collected by the local Excise and Taxation Department by way of taxes.
Yukta Mookhey
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Youths con police; decamp with Rs 20,000
ZIRAKPUR, June 16 — Four youths “conned” the local police to send a team of cops to accompany them on a “fake raid” conducted on chemist shops in the township to detect sale of banned drugs and cough syrups. 

Sector 9 institute students feeling 
insecure despite assurances

CHANDIGARH, June16- The fate of students of Sector 9 Nursery Teachers Training Institute hangs in balance with the Director, Public Instructions, (schools), serving show-cause notices to the management of the school. 
Earlier stories:

Nursery teachers' training school 

Sector 9 training institute heading for more trouble

Snag hits phone connections

CHANDIGARH, June 16 — More than 15,000 telephones connected onto the exchange in Industrial Area phase II remained ‘’dead’’ for more than 2 hours today as a technical snag in the main exchange in Sector 34 led to disruption in services.


Sohana police told to vacate building
SAS NAGAR, June 16 — The Sohana Police is on the lookout for accommodation after being rendered “homeless” following orders by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority ( PUDA) to vacate the premises of the Sohana police station which has come in the way of a parking area of Sector 70 commercial area.

Children of a lesser god
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — They can be called the children of a lesser God. They are supposed to be immune to social callousness and diseases. But despite this rather well-defined social status they have acquired, the truth is that they too suffer.

Is the thin figure on its way out ?
ANY a time parents of lovely girls of City Beautiful complain that their darlings do not eat anything lest they should become fat. The mod girls are very keen to have extremely thin structure and feather-light bodies.

Guide maps: Calcutta firm sore
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The Calcutta-based Selvel Media Services Limited has expressed anguish over the developments regarding the contract of sector-guide maps, which had already been given to the firm by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Heavy rush at RPO
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Hundreds of people are being harassed everyday due to the delay in issuance of passports by the Regional Passport Office, Chandigarh, which deals with applications from the city besides parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

A noble man’s noble cause
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Mr Vijay Arya operates a PCO and STD from a rented booth in Sector 15. He also works as a part-time insurance agent for L.I.C. and G.I.C., from where he manages to earn about Rs 3,000 every month.

‘Raise financial aid for terrorist victims’
SAS NAGAR, June 16 — Harpal Singh is a man living for a cause despite himself being disabled in a terrorist attack.


Minor girl dies in mishap
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — A minor girl of the Sector 25 labour colony succumbed to her injuries after being hit and injured by a tempo near the Sector 31 and 47 turn.

One arrested for cheating
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The police has arrested Rajinder Singh Chadha, a Sector 19 resident, for cheating and defrauding Mr Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Sector 39, by selling a house in Sector 20 which the former did not own.

Case registered
PANCHKULA, June 16 —A resident of Sector 11, Ashok Goyal, reported than cash worth Rs 40,000 was found missing from his scooter dicky on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire Department official hospitalised
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Three employees of the Fire Department were hospitalised when a gas cylinder “burst” in a Sector 23 swimming pool.

Latest in fashion — at low prices
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Many youngsters these days are going in for loads of clothes that are in vogue, different types of footwear and other accessories to match.

Fast food, snuff powder and City Beautiful
Y earlier impression that the dietary habits of the people of Chandigarh and its adjoining areas are healthsome has now been defied after an indepth study and assessment of what they eat and drink in their daily routine. 

Bhutta season is on
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Zestful and tempting bhuttas are back on the streets. Not only a favourite among tiny tots but elders also get carried away by the aroma of bhuttas being slowly roasted on coals at roadsides.

PCL union alleges harassment
SAS NAGAR, June 16 — The confrontation between the PCL Communication Employees Union and the management of the company following the dismissal of at least four members of the union over the alleged case of assault on an executive of the company today took a new turn with the union levelling charges of harassment of women staff by certain officials of the management.


PU CET results
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The results of the Common Entrance Test conducted by Panjab University on May 19 and 20 for admission to Engineering courses, Chemical engineering, Bachelor of Architecture. MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, B. Pharmacy and B.Sc (honours school) will be declared tomorrow, according to a communiqué of the university issued late tonight.

‘Teachers act as friend, guide & role model’
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — “The students are guided by teachers who act as a friend, philosopher, guide and a role model. 

Bail granted to Ranjit in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The city court today granted bail to Ranjit Bajaj in the case relating to the alleged use of a forged registration plate on a car, recovery of a pistol and having a forged sticker allowing the use of film screen and a red light on a car. Ranjit, son of a Punjab cadre IAS officer, B. R. Bajaj, surrendered before the court after the arrest of the co-accused, Gursameep, in the case on May 24.


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)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sector 15, Panchkula “We always strive to produce better human beings”
(June 16, 2000)

A great day to honour your father
The third Sunday in the month of June is celebrated as Father’s Day all over the world . The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. 


Swimming pools: problems galore
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Last year during the All India Inter-University Swimming Meet, competitors protested that the 50 metre pool in Panjab University was so dirty that it was impossible to swim in it.

SAI girls ‘work hard’ on 400-m track
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Work is worship. Girls at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Sector-18, along with their coaches, can be seen in the evening translating these words into action.

SAI function on July 8
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhash Northern Centre, Sector 42, will hold its annual function on July 8 at Skating Rink, Sector 10, at 4 p.m. 

Prakash’s resignation upsets many
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — Prakash Padukone, who a few days ago submitted his resignation from the coveted post of the executive president of the Badminton Association of India, has sent shock waves everywhere. 

25 lakh for Kharar Municipal Committee
KHARAR, June 16 — The Punjab Government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 25 lakh for the Municipal Committee Kharar, as announced by the Chief Minister recently.

Engineering Wing clarifies stand on purchase of tiles
CHANDIGARH, June 16 — The much-publicised irregularities in the purchase and fixing of the chequered tiles in Sector 11 virtually disappeared in thin air with the Engineering Wing clarifying its position at a meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today.


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