Wednesday, July 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajan captures the glorious red of sunset at Chandigarh on Tuesday
Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajan captures the glorious red of sunset at Chandigarh on Tuesday.

PF Commissioner attaches prime Punwire property
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Prime property owned by Punwire, valued at about Rs 2.5 crore in the market, was attached by the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner here today to recover a portion of the Rs 4 crore that is due from Punwire on account of arrears of ‘Employees’ provident fund.

10+2 board results delayed
SAS NAGAR, July 4 — Punjab School Education Board students hoping for admission to courses in the arts stream in various colleges of Chandigarh and Punjab, which are affiliated to Panjab University, are a worried lot. Their cause of worry is the delay in the declaration of results of the arts stream of the board.

PU candidates await CET results
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Delay in compilation and despatch of results for entrance examinations (CET) in Panjab University is evident from long queues and number of queries about the fate of candidates in these examinations every day.

Chandigarh ideal to be a convention city
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — "Chandigarh has a great potential to be a convention city," says Ms Vivienne McCabe, Director of Studies, Events Management at Southern Cross University in Australia.


UT plans massive tree plantation drive
July 4, 2000
Vermiculture projects on solid organic garbage likely
July 3, 2000
Girl dies as vital facilities missing at PGI
July 2, 2000
1,28,655 file income tax returns
July 1, 2000
Is city ready to receive monsoon?
June 30, 2000
MCC gets tough with violators
June 29, 2000
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
  Sarpanch booked for fraud
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The police has registered a case against the Sarpanch of Kajheri village on the charges of preparing and submitting fake documents during the panchayat elections.


Mother united with child
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Tears rolled down her cheeks as Sector 44 resident Promila Verma hugged her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter with affection after being handed over her custody by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.
Promila Verma kisses her daughter Bhawna after her custody was handed over to her by the court in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Citizens’ forum
Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
CHANDIGARH is the pride of India. We, the residents, enjoy the quality of life, which undoubtedly is the best in the country. We are at the top in many respects: we have highest literacy rate, and our boys and girls always excel in national competitions. With the prestigious PGI, we have the best health care system that one can hope for. Chandigarh with the backdrop of Shivalik hills, with its gardens and vast greenery, wide roads and beautiful roundabout Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden are the envy of any city. Visitors fall in love with the city at the very first sight.

More CTU buses needed, feel commuters
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Inadequacy of bus service, coupled with lack of direct bus links between certain key areas of the city is the main issue of concern for the majority of residents. Most of the people feel that better and faster services should be provided with immediate effect. They also point out towards the illegible sector numbers written on the bus which leads to a lot of confusion.

Wear a helmet and save your life
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Just about a week back, a young girl Babita Sharma died in a road accident near Zirakpur. The same day, two girls on a scooter, met with an accident near the crossing of Sectors 43 and 44. Harpreet died and the girl sitting on the pillion was badly injured. She was pregnant and lost her foetus as a result of the accident. And now only about five days back, 20-year-old Simran Uppal died as her vehicle hit a dog. None of them were wearing helmets.

Architect engaged for city centre plan
SAS NAGAR, July 4 — A renowned Ahmedabad-based planner-cum-architect, Mr B.D. Doshi, has been appointed by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to prepare the conceptual master plan of the prestigious city centre project in Sector 62 here in the next six months.

Strand of hair in biscuit
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — A Sector 34 resident was shocked to find a strand of hair in the biscuit she was eating today. Mrs Ramneek Kohli had purchased a packet of Vita Marie Gold biscuits on July 2 from a shop in the same sector. When she was eating the biscuit, she felt that something in it was irritating her. 

Lonely at life's sunset
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Withered faces and scant ray of hope in their eyes, life is certainly not what they would have imagined for themselves. The houses they had nurtured with their own efforts, run on their principles now seem to hold no place for them. The circumstances have turned to be such that they have been forced to seek shelter in old age homes. 

Public Relations Society to hold seminars
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The Chandigarh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of India, at its annual general meeting here yesterday, decided to hold seminars on the role of public relations in different fields, including banking, finance, tourism and preservation of environment. The venue, date and name of the speakers will be announced later.

Residents meet DC
PANCHKULA, July 4 — A meeting of the Panchkula Residents Welfare Association of Sectors 2 and 8 was held at the office of the District Commissioner here today. The members of the association presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, at the meeting attended by the Superintendent of Police, Ms Kala Ramachandran, and Mr SK Khanna, Superintending Engineer, HUDA.

Overcharging at mango mela alleged
PANCHKULA, July 4 — The President of the Students and Youth Activities Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, Mr N.K. Jhingan, has alleged “open loot by hawkers” at the recently held mango mela at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore.

Lepers get sweets, clothes
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The Rotary Club Midtown in association with the District Leprosy Society and the Inner Wheel Club distributed sweets, clothes and fruits among 135 inmates of the Leper’s Home in Sector 47.

IA flight to arrive at 3.40 pm
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The Indian Airlines flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar has been rescheduled for tomorrow


Woman burnt alive in road mishap
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — In a bizarre incident a lady was reportedly burnt alive and her co-traveller was injured when a Maruti caught fire after hitting a truck in Zirakpur near here.

Booked for occupying house illegally
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The police has registered a case against a Sector 32 resident under the Public Premises Act (eviction of unauthoriseed occupant), 1971.

Gang of car thieves busted
SAS NAGAR, July 4 — The police today claimed to have busted a gang of car thieves with the arrest of a member of the gang near PCA lights here late last night. At least two stolen cars, a Maruti and Tata Sumo, have been recovered from his possession.

Marriage certificate forged?
SAS NAGAR, July 4 — A retired Superintendent of Police had been booked by the local police for forging his marriage certificate. Two tehsildars, earlier posted in the Mohali sub-division, have also been accused of attesting the certificate without following the prescribed procedure.


Education system “crumbling”
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The education system is crumbling amidst crumbling values all around, said Mr P.S. Sangha, Principal of SGGS College in Sector 26 here, during an interface of principals of Panjab University with Master Mohan Lal, Minister of Higher Education, Punjab, today.

'Skills help, but ethics make a person'
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — ''Inculcation of ethics is central to the overall academic curricula of the institute," says Ms Promila Verma, Principal of Tribune Model School.


Remove jail court’s grill, orders Judge
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The District and Sessions Judge, Mr H. S. Bhalla, has ordered the removal of the barricades consisting of iron grills and barbed wire in the court room in the Model Jail, Burail, within one month.

Asia TV directed to return Rs 10,000
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — Taking up a complaint filed by a Panchkula resident against Asia Television Network, the UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II directed the network to return the initial deposit of Rs 10,000 to her. The direction was passed keeping in view the inability of the network to pay back the maturity amount to the complainant despite repeated promises to do that.

Consumer forum orders relief
PANCHKULA, July 4 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered Ranauq Finance and the State Bank of Patiala, New Delhi, to pay Rs 10,000 to each of the two complainants, Mr Satya Pal Duggal and Ms Prakash Vati Duggal, on account of 10 debentures, pay the amount of debentures with stipulated interest till maturity and with interest at 15 per cent till actual payment, in addition to Rs 1,000 for mental agony.

Sodhi Ram denied bail
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The bail application of Dr Sodhi Ram, former Controller of Examination, Panjab University, was rejected by the Special Judge for the CBI cases-cum Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, for his alleged involvement in the question paper leakage case.


Nasruddin wins 3 gold medals
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — LAC Nasruddin of the Training Command won three gold medals in the 56 kg class on the opening day of the Air Force Inter-Command Weightlifting Championship in Lecma Auditorium at 3 Base Repair Depot (3BRD), Air Force, here today.


Sanitation drive fails to have effect
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The special sanitation drive of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), which concluded today, has failed to have the desired effect.

Allotment of 5 tenements cancelled
CHANDIGARH, July 4 — The Estate Officer of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), Mr Ashok Vashisht, today cancelled the allotment of five tenements in the Sector 52 Rehabilitation Colony and Mauli Jagran Colony.

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