Sunday, June 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Proposals on Army Act gather dust
About a year after a proposal mooted by Army Headquarters seeking several much-required changes in the Army Act were drafted, it continues to gather dust in the Ministry of Defence.


Suspension of cops was wrong: Kiran Bedi
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — “The suspension of Chandigarh Police officials was a wrong move by the UT Administration and I stood against the order. Although I pointed out that suspension is a major punishment for a cop, the Administration did not budge from its decision, but rather made it a prestige issue.”
Bedi’s personality distorted, says Anuradha Gupta
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — “Ms Bedi’s obsession with the media publicity has distorted her personality and she is given to making utterly false statements everytime she goes wrong and instead projects herself as the sole custodian of law,” says Mrs Anuradha Gupta, a former UT Home Secretary.

Mookhey: I love to dance
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — “I love to dance, but not in a sari,” this is what Miss World Yukta Mookhey had to say at the Four Square rain dance organised by the event managers Expressions at the Hotel Mountview lawns here this evening.

UT to study AP model of e-governance
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — A team of the Chandigarh Administration is scheduled to leave for Hyderabad to study the much publicised system of information technology adopted for "e-governance" in Andhra Pradesh.

Jacob: north-south divide to be removed
CHANDIGARH, June 17  — To end the "north-south" divide in the city the Chandigarh Administration will lay more stress on improving infrastructural facilities in the southern sectors to provide better civic amenities to residents of these sectors, said the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd) , while inaugurating the "special sanitation drive" launched by the local Municipal Corporation.


  Guest house restrained from commercial use
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — Allowing an application alleging misuse of a Sector 18 residence where a guest house was being run in violation of terms and conditions of allotment, a City court, in a significant judgement, has restrained the defendants “from using the premises for any commercial purpose except residential till the final disposal of the suit”.


Coalition politics permanent: expert
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — The two major political parties in India, the BJP and the Congress, have to rely on its regional allies, both the state and well as national level. Expressing his views on ‘Electoral dynamics in India’ at a discussion organised by the Institute for Development and Communication, Prof Paul Wallace said,” in many states of India, regional party was the dominant partner.”

Primary education ignored: Chandumajra
SAS NAGAR, June 17 — A former Member of Parliament, Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, today charged the Badal government for totally ignoring the primary-level education in the state. 

‘Allow selective fishing in Sukhna’
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — Fish in the rain-fed Sukhna Lake are in trouble due to man-made reasons.


Cop dies in mishap
SAS NAGAR, June 17 — A constable of Punjab Police, Jasbir Singh, was killed in a road mishap near the traffic lights in Phase 8 here last night. The deceased was attached as a gunman with the president of the youth wing of the SAD, Mr K.S. Kang.

Two “conmen” identified
ZIRAKPUR, June 17 — The Sohana police has identified two youths who ‘‘conned’’ the local police to send a team of cops to accompany them on a ‘‘fake raid’’ on chemist shop here on Friday. Sources in the police said that identified accused were residents of Panchkula. 

Toppers prefer top institutes
CHANDIGARH, June 17 —Toppers of the Combined Entrance Test for Panjab University eye seats in premier institutes like the AIIMS and IITs. Nearly all toppers stressed upon the difference between classroom teaching and special coaching needed for the examination. 

Neha Suriya tops matric results
PANCHKULA, June 17 — A student of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Neha Suriya, topped the Haryana School Education Board matric examinations in the district by securing 82.5 per cent. 

Schools in dire straits
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — Many schools in the city will get a face-lift as summer vacations are on and the managements are having a plenty of time to concentrate on the construction work. But here are some schools in the city which are in a state of sheer neglect.

No tuition culture in this school
PANCHKULA, June 17 — Catering to the middle class of society, DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, has carved a niche for itself in the educational sphere by producing toppers ever since the first batch passed out in 1987 and having 100 per cent results to its credit.

HC directive on homoeopathy students
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — Directing the Institute of Postgraduate Homoeopathic Medical Education and Research, S.A.S. Nagar, to admit students “in graded and direct degree courses of homoeopathic sciences”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today specified that the “students admitted to the courses shall be told in writing that their admission is provisional and subject to decision of the writ petition by the court”.

Order on Ranjit’s bail application reserved 
CHANDIGARH, June 17— The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar today reserved the order on the bail application of Ranjit Bajaj till Monday, in the alleged kidnapping of Sunny Garg case. Ranjit, a son of a Punjab-cadre IAS officer, Mr B. R. Bajaj, had surrendered before the court on May 24.


Update latest developments, doctors told
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, a continuing medical education programme on some common medical disorders was organised at Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, today.


20-member kabaddi team selected
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — The Haryana Olympic Association today selected a 20-member Indian circle kabaddi team after the trials at the Sector 5 grounds, Panchkula.

Third round AITA matches today
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — The third leg of the AITA ranking tennis tournament for boys and girls for under 14 and 16 began here today with qualifying rounds at the CLTA complex, Sector 10, today.

Zila Parishad Chairman to be elected soon
CHANDIGARH, June 17 — More than three years after the 10-member Zila Parishad was elected, the Chandigarh Administration is set to hold a meeting of Zila Parishad members and elect a Chairman and a Vice — Chairman of the body to kickstart the democratic process at the village level in the Union Territory.

Fresh voters’ listing from June 19
SAS NAGAR, June 17 — After directives of the Punjab State Election Commission to revise the electoral rolls of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council following detection of a large number of bogus votes, the Electoral Registration Officer ERO-cum- Subdivisional Magistrate, Mr Jaipal Singh, today announced a new schedule to prepare the voter list afresh.Top

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