Staff shortage leads to long
Time: 12 noon
Place: Electricity bill collection centre at the 66KV
sub-station in Industrial Area
Problem: The collection centre located at the premises is
functioning sans sufficient staff, resulting in a queue
which has become a permanent fixture outside this office.
During heavy rush days, it takes a couple of hours before
the consumers can actually pay the bill and leave while
the normal time in the queue is 45 minutes.
portion of stairs at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake.
|Sukhna Lake steps
July 5 Sukhna Lake is one of the most
precious assets of City Beautiful. Established in
1958, this human creation has had a lot to offer.
Be it sight-seeing, picnic, boating, it offers an
opportunity to seek relief from our hectic
schedules. No wonder it gives the UT a good
reason to be proud of.
Bassi gets ceremonial welcome
July 5 The UT IGP, Mr B S Bassi, was given an
elaborate ceremonial welcome after he took over as the
top cop of the city here this morning at the Sector 26
A simian desertion
Having been thrown in grief by an unexpected, sudden and
shocking desertion by her arrogant companion, this poor
simian mother is trying her best to come to terms with
the tragedy by rearing her lone child with a high sense
Should Chandigarh have an
number of residents from the North Indian States of
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory
of Chandigarh, are settled abroad, either permanently or
temporarily, engaged in various professions and
of the Youth
Why we don't wear helmets
Parvinder Kaur, a student of B.Sc,G.C.G-Sector 11:
"I do not wear a helmet as I feel safer without one
besides being more comfortable. I am confident about my
driving as I am a careful driver, managing to dodge risks
that present themselves on the road."
ZP members take oath on July 12
July 5 The first ever Zila Parishad comprising
elected members of villages of the Union Territory, will
take oath on July 12. And on the same day it would be
decided when the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Zila
Parishad would be elected by its 10 members and the local
Member of Parliament.
UT power engineers oppose
July 5 The Association of UT Power Engineers has
opposed the move of privatisation of power distribution
and has maintained that the department can provide
flawless service in maintaining continuity of supply and
collection of revenue far in excess of its budget for the
purchase of power to give the administration profit.
City team to attend convention in
July 5 A 38-member strong delegation from
Chandigarh under the leadership of Mr Jaspal Singh
Kandhari and Mr Amarjit Singh Sethi, President and
Secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter
of the International Punjabi Society would leave for New
York to attend the 29th anniversary convention of the
society.The last anniversary convention of the society
was held in Chandigarh last year.
Toilets in SAS Nagar markets stink
NAGAR, July 5 The much-hyped beautification drive
launched by the council appears to have missed public
toilets in markets. The toilets are in poor condition due
to a lackadaisical approach of the local Municipal
Council. Some of the toilets are being used to store
material by shopkeepers.
Workshop on pollution control
July 5 "Technologies adopted for pollution
control by the Punjab State Council for Science and
Technology (PSCST) have been cost effective and energy
and resource efficient," the Executive Director of
the council, Mr N.S. Tiwana, said at an awareness camp
organised by the PSCST here today. He also highlighted
the self-sufficiency attained by the cell for the past