Tuesday, June 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



A view of the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Panchkula
A view of the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Panchkula — A Tribune photo

Matter of life and death, so what?
An abject lesson in how not to deal with public

Time: 11.30 a.m.
Place: Office for Registration of Births and Deaths.
No signboards directing visitors to the office which is functioning from a dilapidated room with inadequate seating arrangements for the staff and public, lack of infrastructure and shabby surroundings.

Board non-teaching staff withdraw strike
SAS NAGAR June 26 — The Punjab School Education Board (non-teaching) Employees Union withdrew its five-day-old strike here today.

Water conservation need of the hour: Jacob
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), has stressed the need for water conservation saying that future urban metropolis will survive on water, with people thriving on jobs available and realising their inner soul through greening and landscaping.

Nursing Hostel inmates feel insecure
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The June 12 night burglary at Block D of Nurses Hostel, in which 19 locks were broken into is the third major theft on the PGI premises in the recent past. However, the FIR mentions that the burglary occurred in two rooms only.

Students filling up admission forms in Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Students filling up admission forms in Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Rush for admission to senior secondary classes
CHANDIGARH June 26 — While some private institutions are through with admission to senior secondary classes, others are observing a rush of students and looking forward to finish the formalities by the first week next month.



Of housewives and maid servants
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The number of women staying at home is on the decrease as more and more of them are getting into jobs. Their household chores are neglected,as a result they have to leave the whole house at the mercy of the servants, who in the first place are hard to find and even if you are able to get hold of one,he would ask for a huge salar.

Is the security of the museum at stake?
CHANDIGARH June 26 — As the UT Administration gives the local Government Museum and Art Gallery a facelift, with a view to attracting more tourists,there are areas which seem to have escaped attention of the authorities.

Allottment of Sector 52 flats in August likely
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The allottees of the LIG/EWS flats in Sector 52 here are likely to get possession in August this year. According to sources in the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the draw of lots for allotting specific flat numbers to the allottees will be held next month.

Training camp held
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The Department of Small Savings, National Savings Organisation, Haryana, organised a one-day training camp for Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojna Agents here today.

Mayor’s death condoled
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The All India Ex-Servicemen Action Committee has condoled the death of its founder member, Maj Trilok Singh Grewal, who passed away here at the age of 81.

Club donates cloth, fruits
CHANDIGARH June 26 — Members of the State Bank of India ladies club donated a roll of rexine sheet for mattresses, clothes, curtains and bedsheets, besides fruits, among the inmates of Missionaries of Charity here today.

Mishap that shattered thousand dreams
CHANDIGARH June 26 — She could not become a bride in her life time. For her last journey , she was attired in the dress she had selected for her wedding. And the man who lit her pyre was none other than her fiance.

Anwar Ali welfare movement chief
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The National Muslim Welfare Movement held its fourth national reprsentatives’ conference here yesterday. Dr Anwar Ali was elected chairman of the movement unanimously.


7 theft cases solved
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The police claims to have solved seven burglary cases following the arrest of a burglar.

Tribune employee’s wife dies in mishap
CHANDIGARH, June 26 — Mrs Babita Sharma, wife of Mr Dinesh Sharma, a senior clerk in The Tribune, died in a road accident on the busy Chandigarh-Zirakpur road in Bhabhat village here this evening.


PU to start new BSc(hon) course
CHANDIGARH June 26 —Panjab University is introducing a BSc (honours school) course in mathematics and computing in the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Department of Mathematics) from this session.

CBSE PMT results not received
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The parents and students who wanted to see the result of the entrance test conducted by CBSE for admission to All India medical and dental colleges had to face a disappointment today as the local CBSE office had not received the details of the result.

Entrance test dates clash
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The dates of MBA entrance test, conducted by Punjab Technical University,(PTU), Jalandhar and Punjabi University, Patiala, have clashed. The Punjabi University is scheduled to hold its MBA entrance on July 3 and the group discussions for admission to MBA by PTU also fall between July 3 and 5.


Kataria sent in judicial custody
CHANDIGARH June 26 — Subhash Kataria, president, Traders Association, Sector 17, was arrested by the police today and produced before Duty Magistrate Pushvinder Singh for allegedly threatening Ms Ranjana Shahi, councillor, MCC, and disrupting the proceedings of the House of the corporation on June 15.


Plays mark drug de-addiction day
CHANDIGARH June 26 — Street plays in slums marked the celebration of International Day Against Drug Abuse. Yet another task undertaken by the Catholic Church, Sector 19-A, in collaboration with Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan authorities, was a drug de-addiction camp which was coordinated by father Dominic Bosco.

Cultural function of Press Club
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The Chandigarh Press Club, in collaboration with the Besten Foundation, will organise a cultural evening at Tagore Theatre on June 29 at 11.30 a.m. Earlier, the function was to be held on the club premises on June 28.

Disco Deewane results declared
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) yesterday declared the results of Disco Deewane-2000 contest conducted here yesterday at Tagore Theatre.


Handball team leaves for Noida
CHANDIGARH June 26 — The Chandigarh women senior handball team, which has qualified for the eight-team Federation Cup handball tournament, going to begin at Noida in Uttar Pradesh from June 27, was fit and players hope to perform well in the said tournament.

Kinshuk, Ashutosh move up
CHANDIGARH June 26 — Kinshuk Sharma and Ashutosh Chandel moved up in the under-12 section on the opening day of the second PD Vashisht memorial total tennis championships here today at Lake Club courts, Sector 6. Earlier, the week-long meet was declared open by Mr AK Madan, Territory Manager, Bharat Petroleum, Chandigarh.


MC takes charge of sanitation in Sectors 70, 71
SAS NAGAR June 26 — In a significant development, the sanitation of Sectors 70 and 71 was today taken over by the local Municipal Council.

MC panel against stalls in open spaces
CHANDIGARH June 26—The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) today recommended that no stalls should be allowed to be put up in the open spaces near Sector 17 Plaza and the Sector 22 market during the festivals like Divali and Dasehra.

Councillors wasting public money: SP
CHANDIGARH June 26—The Samajwadi Party (SP) has alleged that the councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) were not devoting time for the development of the wards and redressal of the public grievances.

6 Excise Commissioners transferred
CHANDIGARH, June 26 — Mr Inder Raj Soni, Commissioner, Central Excise, Chandigarh Commissionerate-II, will replace Mr S.S. Jha, Commissioner, Chandigarh Commissionerate-I, Amritsar will have new Commissioner, Customs.

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