Tuesday, June 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Metered power supply must for
rehabilitation of slum dwellers

CHANDIGARH, June 19 — In an effort to stop the colossal theft of power by slum dwellers, the Chandigarh Administration is set to notify a scheme under which it will be mandatory for all slum dwellers to have metered power supply, show consumption of power and pay bills, otherwise they will not be eligible for any rehabilitation scheme run by the Administration in the future.

Hospitality — police style
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Two city residents got a first-hand experience of Chandigarh Police hospitality when one of them was allegedly hit and injured with a rifle butt by a cop on PCR duty at the transport traffic lights here today.

Ranjit's bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The judge dismissed the bail application of Ranjit Bajaj, son of a senior IAS couple, in the kidnapping case today. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar had reserved the orders till today on Saturday.

Sonu Nigam introduces himself in new avataarSonu Nigam introduces himself in new avataar
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The man who sent ripples down the spine of the music industry with his debut songs recorded by T-Series was in the city today for a big purpose. Normally one would not hear of singers inaugurating acting institutes, but when one is referring to Sonu Nigam, things get a little exceptional.



Road berms clearing not uniform
Recarpeting of roads in progress at Sector 44-B, Chandigarh, on Monday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
First military hospital to have LAN
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, will be the first military hospital in the country to be automated when a local area network inter-connecting its departments and wards gets functional next month.

Road berm clearing ‘not uniform’
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — "Clear the berm and recarpet the road" programme initiated by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been receiving both bouquets and brickbats alike.


Mechanic kids risk early breakdown
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Ravi is aged 16. When he first came to work in the Sector 21 automobile-repair market, he was barely 11-year-old. "I was not good in studies," he says, "so my parents asked one of our neighbours who worked here as a mechanic to introduce me to the profession."

City Beautiful awaits revival of horticultural tradition
F Chandigarh has been widely known and recognised as the City Beautiful, it is certainly not as such exclusively by virtue of its concrete buildings constructed on the pattern of modern architecture prevalent in France and other countries of Europe.

The bovine astrologer
HE modern people of Chandigarh know little about the traditional way of life in a village. And they know nothing about certain things, which are fast going into oblivion. So when I saw the ‘bovine astrologer’ on Madhya Marg, I screeched my car to a halt and jumped out with my camera.

Contract workers up in arms
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The employees, working on contract for the maintenance of electrical works in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, are up in arms against the contractor and certain officials of the Engineering Department for having taken them for a ride over various issues.


Bid to commit suicide
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — A resident of Bapu Dham colony reportedly tried to commit suicide but was rushed to the Sector 16 general hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.


IT role stressed in librarianship
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Presiding over the valedictory function of the two-day first annual conference of the Federation of College — University Physical Education and Library Associations of India  here, Prof. R.C. Jeewan, Principal of DAV College, here said the libraries and the physical education were the nerve system of an academic institution.

Play marks end of workshop
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — It was a musical play that said it all. We should plant more trees, ban the use of polythenes and save our environment. The students at Kendriya Vidayalaya-2 conveyed their message through a play ‘Naye Duniya’, which was conceived by the students.

Private schools show better results
PANCHKULA, June 19 — An analysis of the recently declared result of the Haryana School Education Board shows an improvement in the overall pass percentage of the Class X examination in the district which stood at 55.32 this year.

Firm told to vacate premises
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Dismissing an appeal, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here has granted Shine Star Leasing and Investment Limited and other appellants six months to vacate a Sector 8 premises. 


Museum to have textile section
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The local Government Museum and Art Gallery is being given a facelift as the Chandigarh Administration wants to make it one of the main tourist centres of the city. This was disclosed here yesterday by the gallery Director, Mr Vidya Nand Singh.

He needs money for kidney transplant
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — 19-year-old Ashok whose both kidneys have failed, is not sure of what life has in store for him. The only hope for him is a kidney transplant which will increase his life span by a few years, but, for that also, he has no money.

Programme on oral implantology
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The second phase of the programme on oral implantology began at the Department of Oral Health Sciences, PGI, here today. The programme is being conducted by Dr H.S. Coonar, Professor Emeritus, Eastman Dental Hospital, London, and Dr Richard Welfare, Consultant in Restorative Surgery in the same hospital.


Panchkula to have Olympic Bhavan
AMBALA, June 19 — Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister of Haryana, will lay the foundation stone Olympics Bhavan in Sector 15, Panchkula, on June 23.

Paddlers slug out in summer
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Since June 5, 20 table tennis players players, including nine girls, are attending an annual summer coaching camp organised by the UT Sports Department in the Sector 23 hall which will conclude on June 22.

Physiotherapy centre for PU
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — Panjab University campus will soon have a physiotherapy centre, which will be operational by July.

Coaches’ transfers cancelled
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The transfer orders of two women coaches working with Sports Authority of India, Amra Chauhan in volleyball and Gurinder Kaur in hockey, both of whom were earlier transferred to new proposed Sports Training Centre at Badal (Muktsar) in Punjab, stand cancelled.

Probe ordered into school functioning
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, has ordered an inquiry into the functioning of the Sector 9 Central Mission School which offers the nursery teachers training course.

IT training of officers begins
CHANDIGARH, June19 — The Department of Information Technology in collaboration with National Informatics Centre today began a 5-day training course for PCS and HCS officers posted with the Chandigarh Administration.

Wildlife Advisory Board
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the 15-member Wildlife Advisory Board under the chairmanship of the Adviser to the Administrator.

Housing societies get more time
CHANDIGARH, June 19 — The Chandigarh Administration has allowed extension till December 31, 2000, to those cooperative house building societies, which were allotted land in 1994 and 1995 by the Administration to complete construction work without payment of extension fee.Top



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