Friday, June 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


All wet at the guard of honour ceromony for Mr Yashvant malhotra, inspector-general, north sector, cisf, on the takeover of the security of Chandigarh civil aerodrome on Thursday by the cisf.@@                                               — tribune photo by pradeep tewari
All wet at the guard of honour ceremony for Mr Yashvant Malhotra, Inspector-General, North sector, CISF, on the takeover of the security of Chandigarh civil aerodrome on Thursday by the CISF. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Futile exercise to get admission forms
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — A shortage of prospectus-cum-admission forms on the very first day disappointed many students seeking admission to senior secondary classes. The Education Department had announced the date of availability of the forms as June 22 but the students had to go back without getting the admission forms on the very first day.

21 bonded labourers rescued
PANCHKULA, June 22 —The district administration rescued 21 bonded labourers from Rajinder Chhabra of Sector 7, a kiln-owner in Natwal village, here today. Those rescued include eight men, five women and eight children. A case has been registered against Chhabra at the Raipur Rani police station.


  Youths chase, nab snatchers
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — After a long pursuit by two youths of Sector 36, two persons who had snatched the handbag of a woman were overpowered by them and the public, before being handed over to the police here this afternoon.

Administration amends SCO byelaws
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to grant a six-month grace period to owners of buildings connected to the public sewer illegally to get their connections regularised. For this, they will have to get their revised building plans sanctioned and apply for completion certificates.

5 union leaders shifted
Employees hold dharna
SAS NAGAR, June 22 — The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) authorities issued orders for the transfer of five union leaders to district depots even as the employees’ pen-down strike entered its second day today.

Move to roll back pay hike irks PGI faculty
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Resentment prevails among the faculty of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) over the Union government's attitude and the decision to roll back the hike in the salaries and the allowances being given to them following the implementation of the Bakshi Committee recommendations.

CISF takes over airport security
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) took charge of the security at Chandigarh civil airport here today. The move is part of the strategy to strengthen the security at airports following the hijacking of the 1C-814 Indian Airlines plane in December last year. 


Holidays — the time to have fun
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — All work and no playmakes jack a dull boy. What do the students always crave for? Holidays of course.

Kaifi AzmiKaifi for teaching of Urdu
PANCHKULA, June 22 — ‘‘As a father, I did not approve of my daughter, Shabana, shaving her head, fundamentalists or no fundamentalists. However, I was happy that she was being sincere to her profession and moulded herself into the role she was assigned. 

‘Genuine voters left out of poll rolls’
SAS NAGAR, June 22 — Residents here complained today that fresh votes for the Municipal Council elections were being made only on the basis of ration cards in certain areas leading to the exclusion of many genuine voters from the poll rolls.

Citizens home a non-starter
CHANDIGARH, June 22 —The Senior Citizens Home in Sector 43-A wears a deserted look. The strings of dry marigold flowers hang outside the multipurpose hall and the doors, reminder of the day the Chandigarh Administration had opened the gates of this home with much fanfare, about two weeks ago.

Heartthrobs in your room
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Have you ever come across a person who has never pasted a picture on the walls of his room? There would hardly be any. We all at times use all our creativity to decorate our rooms with wall-hangings and stickers, posters being an important part of decoration.

Employees hold dharna
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Members of the Indian Council for Child Welfare Employees Union demonstrated and sat on a dharna outside Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 in support of their demands here today.

Decade’s most comfortable summer
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — This year the heat during summer has not been as oppressive as it is usually in the city and its surrounding areas. Actually, if the number of days when the day temperatures soared to 40°C and above are taken into account, temperatures have been quite pleasant.


Two thieves held, goods recovered
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The police has arrested two burglars operating in the city and have solved three cases of burglaries registered in the Sector 36 police station.

Two cops suspended
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The police has suspended two cops for allegedly flagging down vehicles unauthorisedly.

10 injured in truckers’ clash
SAS NAGAR, June 22 — At least 10 persons, including a policeman, were injured when two rival groups of the local Truck Union clashed here today.

BJYM gheraos police station
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The members of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha picketed the industrial area police station to protest against the alleged implication of a couple of their leaders in a false case.

‘Manufacturing industry in India dying'
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — At present, Indian manufacturing units were suffering and any country that ignored the manufacturing industry could not progress, opined Dr Rakesh Sharma, a US-based professional offering information technology driven solutions for the core industry of the country.

Jacob for uniform CST of 2 per cent
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), had suggested a uniform 2 per cent CST, making Form C mandatory for all inter-state trade and commerce, and introduction of VAT throughout the country from April 1.

Shopkeepers oppose Sunday shopping
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Shopkeepers of Sector 17 A, B and D have opposed the opening of the market on Sundays. The shopkeepers contend that Saturday is holiday in most offices but the shops are open for the facility of persons working in offices thus the sole purpose advocated for opening of shops is being achieved.

Dasehri — before you eat it, it’s gone
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — With the monsoons around the corner, the dasehri variety of mango has flooded the city markets. Most persons are buying the variety as it is available for a short period only.


City students shine at Olympiad
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Three students of the local DAV College bagged gold medals at the Indian National Physics Olympiad, conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, recently.

Five students awarded
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Sachit Singhal was adjudged the perfect student, Arushi, Garima and Geetika were awarded lady like prize and Balraj Sahni was adjudged the happy-go-lucky student by the Smart Kids Institute for English, SAS Nagar, at prize distribution function in a hotel here today.

Students wait as results are delayed
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Despite an honest commitment to speed up the result declaration process in Panjab University from the current academic session, ground realities paint a picture where students will have to wait more than the originally proposed time.

142 kids attend adventure camp
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — As many as 142 children, including 48 girls, attended the 12-day Western Command adventure camp at Dagshai. Wards of serving Army, Navy and Air Force units of Western Command took part in the camp.

English compartment results
June 22 — Panjab University today declared the results of the BA-I (general) English compartment and BA-II (general) English compartment conducted earlier this year.

United Insurance to pay up
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — In an important judgement here, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held that United India Insurance Company had paid less insurance cover to a city resident whose shops were gutted in terrorist violence in Srinagar.

Ranjit allowed medical treatment
June 22 — The application moved by Ranjit Bajaj for directing SP, Jail, Burail, to send him to the Department of Orthopaedics, PGI, for his treatment and physiotherapy was accepted by the Duty Magistrate, Pushvinder Singh.

CAT stays lecturer's removal
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal has come to the rescue of a lecturer of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, and stayed her removal ordered by the college authorities recently.


Theatre productions impress
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — Sone ka kangan and Janamdin — theatre productions at the culmination of a month-long workshop for children by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, showed the impact of theatre in nurturing young minds and making expressions full and free.

Shortage of blood
June 22 — Acute shortage of blood groups ‘A’ and ‘B” has been reported from various local hospitals in the city. The same is required most urgently for seriously ill patients admitted to these hospitals.


Kabaddi doyen defends his territory
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — ''I wish both India and Pakistan play against each other regularly and school-level players get more exposure," said Chaudhary Mohammed Ismail, grand old man of kabaddi in Pakistan, in an interview at Pinjore yesterday.

Construction of rehri market begins
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Chairperson of the Chandigarh Housing Board, Ms Neeru Nanda, performed the bhoomi pujan at the site of a rehri market in Sector 46 here today.

Eight officials face disciplinary action
CHANDIGARH, June 22 — The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Mr Mohinder Kumar, who is also chairman of the Vigilance Committee, today recommended to the Forest Department to take disciplinary action against its eight officials who were found absent from duty during a surprise check he conducted.

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