Thursday, July 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Nearly 10 pc units are EPF defaulters
Dept identifying them
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — The office of the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, here, is in the process of identifying establishments in Punjab and Chandigarh that are defaulting on depositing Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in time. This year has also been designated as ''compliance year'' by the department.

Pilot, ITBP officer killed in helicopter crash
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — An Assistant Commandant of the ITBP and a pilot of the IAF died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the forward area of Leh-Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.

The remains of a car and truck which burnt after a bizarre accident in Zirakpur on Monday night. The accident claimed one life and injured two others.

Car occupant burnt alive in bizarre accident
ZIRAKPUR, July 5 — An SAS Nagar resident, Ms Rajinder Kaur, was burnt alive while her two co-travellers Surinder Pal Singh and his son Pukhraj sustained injuries and burns in a bizarre accident on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Gulati Petrol pump when their car rammed into a stationary truck around 11.15 pm here yesterday.

Principals, teachers gear up for admissions
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — The teachers of all government schools were seen putting their best for the scheduled interview session coming up in the next ten days. Each principal has been assigned on various duties for the smooth conduct of admissions.

Simran's father refutes PGI version
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — Col Uppal, father of Simran, who died following an accident on June 27, has refuted the version given by the PGI authorities. "Their version is, in fact, a bundle of lies. It is adding insult to our injury," says Colonel Uppal.


PF Commissioner attaches prime Punwire property
July 5, 2000
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

Staff shortage leads to long queues
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.

The damaged portion of stairs at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake.
Sukhna Lake steps collapsing
CHANDIGARH, 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
CHANDIGARH, 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 Police Lines.

A simian desertion
CHANDIGARH: 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 of devotion.

Citizens' forum
Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
A large 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 businesses.

Voice of the Youth
Why we don't wear helmets
CHANDIGARH, 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
CHANDIGARH, 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 privatisation
CHANDIGARH, 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 New York
CHANDIGARH, 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 of neglect
SAS 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
CHANDIGARH, 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 three years.


Two ETOs chargesheeted in tax evasion case
SAS NAGAR, July 5 — According to information available, two Excise and Taxation Officers — Naresh Dubey and Saroj Garg — and an inspector, Naresh have been chargesheeted for causing tax evasion to the tune of Rs 32 lakh. The officials were chargesheeted after an enquiry was conducted by a senior official in the department.

Case against purse snatchers
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — The police has registered a case against two unidentified youths who had snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 46 late past night.

3 booked for cruelty to animals
KHARAR, July 5 — The local police has booked three persons under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

Police remand in dowry case
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — M. S. Walia and his son, Sandeep, residents of Butrela village, were remanded in police custody for two days in a dowry harassment case by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash. They were arrested on July 4 for allegedly harassing the complainant, Kavita Walia, for not bringing sufficient dowry.


Bank working criticised
PINJORE, July 5 — The owners of ancillary units of HMT have expressed dissatisfaction over the working of the branch of Punjab National Bank catering to transactions of HMT owing to non-availability of local clearing facilities.


PU courses get modern look
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — Panjab University deliberated on structural changes sought in various courses to suit the changed times at its Academic Council meeting here today.


Stay on allotment of industrial plots
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court, while issuing notice of motion for July 13 to the UT Administration and other respondents, has directed that “no allotment shall be made” of industrial plots in pursuant to a notification issued on April 28.

Notice of motion on church land
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — Issuing notice of motion for August 11, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the maintenance of status quo regarding the possession of church land at Palsora village.


8 HIV cases in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, July 5 — From virtually no cases last year, as many as eight HIV positive cases have been reported from the district in the past four months since the time the voluntary detection programme for HIV and AIDS was started at General Hospital in Sector 6 in mid-March. Six of these have been reported in June itself, most of which come from the interiors of the district with the affected persons being from the high-risk group of truck drivers.

Visit the orthodontist and get a perfect smile
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — In an age where looking good is at a premium, paying the orthodontist for getting a perfect smile is considered normal. In fact the visits are regular and age is no bar. One can see youngsters as well as matrons making a beeline for getting the perfect look.


Jai Prakash breaks three weightlifting records
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — Jai Prakash of the Training Command clinched three gold medals by breaking previous records in snatch, clean-and-jerk and total events in the 62 kg class on the second day of the Air Force Inter-Command Weightlifting Championship here today in Lecma Auditorium at 3 BRD. He lifted 100 kg in snatch (previous 97.5 kg), 130 kg in clean-and-jerk (previous 122.5 kg) and 230 kg in total (previous 220 kg).


Rates for impounded cattle revised
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has revised the rates for the release of cattle impounded by the civic body.

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