Thursday, June 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Participants for the Mandap fashion show, to be held on Thursday, strike a pose at North Park, Panchkula, on Wednesday
Participants for the Mandap fashion show, to be held on Thursday, strike a pose at North Park, Panchkula, on Wednesday — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

MCC gets tough with violators
300 notices have already been issued
CHANDIGARH June 28 — There is bad news for the defaulters and violators of various conditions of the allotment of commercial and residential property on the municipal land as the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has decided to get tough with them.

Property buyers in for a shock
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The idea of the Chandigarh Administration to suddenly start charging 33 per cent of present market value as “unearned income” from people selling free hold plots has raised a storm among residents selling or buying such properties.

Mixed reaction to genome discovery
CHANDIGARH, June 28— The scientific importance of the work is unquestionable. The decade- long endeavour by 1,000 scientists to crack the human genetic code has been a milestone in genetic research, in the true sense of the word.

Does the city need an international airport ?
THE last few years have seen Chandigarh emerge as a gateway of the northern region. Over the years it has evolved as a leading centre for commercial, medical and education activities.

Mr SomnathSilent in protest since the last 142 days
CHANDIGARH June 28 — History seems to follow him wherever he goes and almost everyone in the PGI recognises him as the man “who is crazy and dumb.” Somnath, the 58-year-old ward servant of the institute, does not talk and those who care to pay attention to him know why he is silent.

Long queues for filing IT returns
June 28, 2000
Matter of life and death, so what?
June 27, 2000
Has UPSC corrigendum violated rules?
June 26, 2000
All set for ‘jugalbandi’ in UK
June 25, 2000
Orders to deduct salaries of 650 striking employees
June 24, 2000
Futile exercise to get admission forms
June 23, 2000
Guards yes, night service no
June 22, 2000
UT hikes MBBS fee by 70 pc
June 21, 2000
Metered power supply must for
rehabilitation of slum dwellers

June 20, 2000
PU employees chase their own money
June 19, 2000
Proposals on Army Act gather dust
June 18, 2000
UT Excise & Taxation Department working to be totally computerised
June 17, 2000
Bill on military tribunal on anvil
June 16, 2000
Government violates own bylaws on UT buildings
June 15, 2000
Mini zoo packed off unceremoniously 
at ZAI directive
June 14, 2000
RBI rejects applications of 100 NBFCs
June 13, 2000

  Where’s the site for subdivisional offices ?
SAS NAGAR June 28 — Even though five years have passed since the creation of the subdivision here by the then Congress government, various related offices are yet to be housed in a proper building, and harassed residents still have to rush to Kharar for important legal matters.

Traders reject UT proposal on markets
CHANDIGARH June 28 — Traders associations from almost 30 markets of the city have rejected the proposal of the Chandigarh Administration to open one of the main markets on Sunday.

Very few girl students believe in wearing helmets in ChandigarhThe price they paid for lack of traffic sense
CHANDIGARH June 28 — As many as 26 two-wheeler riders have lost their lives in the past six months on city roads. It is surely a huge price to be paid for a lack of awareness with regard to traffic rules and regulations. And this does not include the number of total deaths that have occurred on city roads.

Overcharging yes, responsibility no
PANCHKULA June 28 — Visitors at the Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore are irked by the irresponsibility shown by the contractor of the recently auctioned parking space in ensuring security of their vehicles. Also, it is learnt that he is charging more than the amount officially sanctioned for the purpose.

Office of Registrar of Births and Deaths in a mess
12 noon.
Office for registration of births and deaths, Sector 17.
Shortage of space, congestion, inadequate arrangements for light and ventilation. Files stocked all over the place in the absence of place for keeping more almirahs and racks.

In Sector 48-C live stepsons of City Beautiful
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The cup of their woes is overflowing. Faced with countless problems like no bus stop, not even a single post box, no shopping complex, no approach road, no arrangement to dispose of garbage and many more, they say that they are neither citizens of Mohali nor of Chandigarh. Such is the hapless plight of the residents of Sector 48-C.

What makes City Beautiful attractive?
CHANDIGARH June 28 — What makes ‘City Beautiful’ attractive? Well-planned architecture,broad and clean roads, green parks,gardens,avenues and of course, the splendid roundabouts.

Frequent power cuts irk residents
CHANDIGARH June 28 — Frequent and unannounced power cuts in odd hours for the past three weeks have put residents of the periphery of Chandigarh, including Dera Bassi and Lalru to great inconvenience.

Should jeans be banned?
THE recent decision of a Ludhiana college to been the wearing of jeans and skirts by its students has created uproar among them. Considering jeans to be one of the most comfortable dresses, they are challenging the validity and rationale of such a decision.

Govt’s decision on octroi decried
CHANDIGARH June 28 — Ex-servicemen today decried the Punjab Government’s decision to collect octroi from notified military areas as additional excise, education cess and development cess.

Associations refute sexual harassment charge
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The issue of alleged sexual harassment of women employees in the PCL, levelled by the PCL Employees Union, today took a new turn with the PCL Executive Welfare Association and the Association of Diploma Engineers refuting the allegations.


16 kg of poppy husk seized
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The police has arrested a Gwalior resident and recovered 16 kg of poppy husk from his possession.

Police claim on FIR belied
SAS NAGAR June 28 — Claims by the local police to register First Information Report (FIR) in genuine cases notwithstanding, two victims of a case of assault at a house in Phase 6 here late last night belies the claims of the police.

IGP orders inquiry
CHANDIGARH June 28 — An inquiry has been ordered into the alleged implication of a person in a case here today. The inquiry was ordered after the complainant met the UT IGP, Mr S.K. Singh.


Beeline for submission of application forms
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The Sector 23 Government Model Senior Secondary School is buzzing with activity as the last date of submission of application forms for admission to senior secondary classes is approaching.


Case against Tohra: hearing on Aug 22
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The next hearing on the case of the alleged violation of the Section 144 of CrPC by Gurcharan Singh Tohra and seven others has been fixed for August 22 by the Duty Magistrate, Pushvinder Singh.


Saagai to bidai show today
PANCHKULA June 28 — A fashion show by ‘Bonsai’, scheduled at Zirakpur tomorrow, promises an innovation in presentation, a clear breakaway from the routine walking in and out in different attires in different rounds.


Surgery at affordable rates for the poor
CHANDIGARH June 28 — For the benefit of poor patients and those belonging to weaker sections of the society, the Sector 16 General Hospital has introduced certain newer surgical procedures at affordable rates. The recent one to be started is the facility for trans uritheral resection of prostrate (TURP) .

In Halo Majra dispensary patientsare examined by a pharmacist
Chandigarh June 28 — Patients are examined and prescribed medicines by a "doctor sahib", who, in fact, is a pharmacist. This arrangement is going on in the absence of the doctor at Halo Majra dispensary.

Jacob for drive against killer diseases
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Lt. Gen.(Retd.) J.F.R. Jacob, today stressed the need to launch a concentrated drive against killer diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. He said they were affecting a large section of the population and needed to be dealt with on a war-footing.

PGI promotions
CHANDIGARH June 28 — Five private secretaries in the PGI have been promoted as principal private secretaries (Group A posts).


Patiala, UT institutes allotted centres of excellence
CHANDIGARH June 28 — The Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, have been permitted to open ‘centre of excellence’ in six sport disciplines — athletics (boys and girls), cycling (boys and girls), hockey (boys), wrestling (boys), judo (boys and girls) and weightlifting (boys and girls). The trials for the same will be held from July 20 to 22 at NIS, Patiala.

Shiva, Arjun to contest under-10 boys final
CHANDIGARH June 28 — Shiva Sangwan of Chandigarh and Arjun Sehgal of Patiala will face each other in the tomorrow’s under-10 boys final of the PD Vaishnav total tennis tournament played here at Lake Club courts, Sector 6.


HUDA removes encroachments
PANCHKULA June 28 — The Enforcement Wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority removed encroachments from the area encroached upon by the jhuggi-dwellers of Rajiv Colony facing Sector 16, here today.


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