Monday, July 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Statues carved out of writing chalk made by children on display at Pracheen Kala Kendra.
Statues carved out of writing chalk made by children on display at Pracheen Kala Kendra. — A Tribune photograph

Vermiculture projects on solid organic garbage likely
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — The Chandigarh Administration may soon start two vermiculture projects on experimental basis to take care of its solid organic garbage.

Special polytechnic courses for disabled
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — The local Central Polytechnic will start special diploma and certificate courses for integrating the physically disabled into the mainstream of technical and vocational education from the current session.

Jewellery, cash stolen from Panchkula house
PANCHKULA, July 2 — Gold jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh, besides Rs 50,000 in cash, has been stolen from a house in Sector 17 here. The incident took place past evening while the occupants of the house were out of town.

PU Senate poll from August 25
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — The new Panjab University Senate takes charge on November 1. The university has cleared the schedule for the dates and other election activities for choosing Fellows to head the institution for the coming four years.


“Remember Emergency, Save Democracy”
FUNCTIONS organised for a good cause, when politicised, fail to serve their purpose. This was evident from a function — “Remember Emergency Save Democracy” — organised by the local unit of the BJP at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 on June 27.


Move for autonomy flayed
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Maj Gen (retd) Rajinder Nath has condemned the move of autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. He was speaking in the open discussion on ‘Kashmir autonomy — the controversy’, organised by Janashakti and the Servants of People Society here.

Should Chandigarh have an international airport ?
Chandigarh, born as a result of the partition of Punjab, has now fully developed as a modern city. It is known all over the world for its picturesque surroundings and best facilities for health, education, job, sport, recreation and all others a Citizen can think of except an international airport.

Waiting for a miracle
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Sarabjeet Singh is 30. This pale, young man with edema in his feet and very high blood pressure is lying in the PGI gurdwara. He suffers from total renal failure.He hails from Ludhiana and has come to the city to get himself admitted to the PGI. He only knows one thing that both his kidneys have failed and his condition is very serious.

Act of bravery goes unrewarded
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Sumit Singh Sheoran, a student of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School here did not think about his life when he plunged into a fire to save a small child in Sonipat on the eve of Divali last year. He did get badly hurt in the bargain. His one arm was burnt and had to remain bed-ridden for two months after the incident.

Violence in movies affecting kids
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Increasing violence in movies and on television is having its effects on young impressionable minds, who follow the fiction in real life.

Buffalo electrocuted
DERA BASSI, July 2 — A buffalo was electrocuted while drinking water from a ditch outside a unit manufacturing plastic goods in Kakrali village on the Mubarikpur-Ramgarh road, about 4 km from here, on Saturday.

Sewerage choked for two years
SAS NAGAR, July 2 — Residents living in a pocket of housing board houses in Phase 3-B-1 here are suffering on account of chocked sewerage for the past two years. They lament that due to lackadaisical attitude of the local council and the state Public Health (sewerage) Department they were living miserable conditions.

BJYM tip to counter corruption
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) at a meeting here today, urged the local police to set up committees of prominent persons at the police-station level to check corruption in the police department.

Mango mela a huge draw
PANCHKULA, July 2 — The exhibition-cum-sale counter of the State Horticulture Department attracted a large number of farmers and visitors on the second day of the ninth Mango Mela at Pinjore today.


25 held under special drive
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Under a special drive against the anti-social elements, the local police arrested 25 persons, including a girl, from different parts of the city last night.


Poet of the Millennium award for Dr Naresh
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — A professor of Modern Literature at Panjab University, Dr Naresh, was presented with the ‘‘Poet of the Millennium’’ award for his outstanding contribution to the Indian literature at a ceremony held in Birmingham recently.

Rush for provisional matric result
SAS NAGAR, July 2 — Even as the UT Education Department has extended the last date of submitting application forms for admission to senior secondary classes in government schools till July 5, there was a rush of students seeking provisional result of the matriculation examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in the board complex during the past two days.

Teachers trained in adolescent education
PANCHKULA, July 2 — A four-day workshop on adolescent education conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education concluded at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here today.

Rann Babey Di tastes success
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Aerizzona was again the centre of attraction today and as the news spread that DJ Akbar Sami and pop singer Vikrant were to perform there. Within about half an hour of it, the discotheque got so crowded that persons could be seen struggling to gain an entry.

The Jalwa man and his new ventures
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — No matter how out of control life gets, there is always scope to bridle it. That is what Akbar Sami, the hottest DJ around, believes in.

Punjabi singer Vikrant performs at Aerizzona in Sector 9, on Sunday
Punjabi singer Vikrant performs at Aerizzona in Sector 9, on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Children learn to recite mantras
PANCHKULA, July 2 — A summer training camp, Bal Sanskar Shivar, concluded amidst the chanting of mantras by children at the Arya Samaj, Sector 9, here today. While nine children learnt to recite advanced mantras of Swasti Vachan, 19 others received complete training in performing Brahm yajna independently.

Members of the West-17 dance group present a western dance at the Tak Dhina Dhin cultural programme at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — photo by Pradeep Tewari
Young performers steal the show
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — About 41 children performed at Tagore Theatre here today for the winning title in Tak Dhina Dhin programme, organised by Payal Music Club. The programme comes closely at the heels of the dance contest organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts about a week back.

Summer camp kids make statues of chalk
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Statues carved out of writing chalk, murals made with the help of white grams and plaster of paris from an interesting part of a fine exhibition of children's creations on display at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35. This is the output of a 15-day summer camp organised by two city residents.


Pvt nursing homes seek use of Sec 16 incinerator
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Private nursing homes in the city have urged the UT administration to allow them to use the newly-installed incinerator in the Sector 16 General Hospital for disposing of their bio-medical waste.

Women, kids get medical aid
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — The Chandigarh Press Club's newly formed Women Journalists Committee today organised a medical camp for the women and children of the families of the Press community.

180 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — More than 180 persons donated blood at the fifth blood donation camp organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association at lecture Theatre, PGI, yesterday.


Triple win for Ankit
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Ankit Raj of DAV Model School, Sector 15, won three titles in the PD Vashist Memorial Total Tennis Tournament which concluded today at the Sector 6 Lake Club here. Ankit, aged 15, who had won the under-18 boys' title yesterday, claimed the under-16 title today. He defeated 13-year-old Harneet Singh in a long and tough final in the under-16 section.

Gupta is new CBA chief
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Mr Gian Chand Gupta will be the new president of the Chandigarh Badminton Association. This was decided unanimously at the annual general meeting of the association, convened at a hotel here today.

Skating tourney to be introduced
CHANDIGARH, July 2 — Skating activities in this region will get another boost with the introduction of the Sardar Sewa Singh Johal Memorial Gold Cup Tournament which is to be held from July 14 to 16. Sardar Sewa Singh Johal, who passed away at the age of 66 a few months ago, was a keen skater and promoter of the sport. He had helped in establishing the Roller Hawks Club a few years ago for conducting regular skating tournaments.Top

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