Friday, July 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



UT rationalises tariff on power to rehri markets
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — In its endeavour to rationalise the tariff for power supply to rehri markets and day stalls, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to levy a flat rate of Rs 300 per month per rehri with a wattage of 300 watts.

Save tigers — SOS to Chhat Bir
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — The death of 11 tigers due to a mysterious disease has sent shock waves in the Wildlife Department. Is it human negligence, wrong medication or an attack by the parasite-carrying flies? 

Hefty compounding fee for partitioning showrooms
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Hefty compounding fee, running into lakhs of rupees in each case, stares in the face of landlords who have partitioned their showrooms in the main shopping centres of Sectors 17 and 22.

Bonanza time for city car buyers
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Car buyers in the city are having it very good nowadays. They are getting discounts from local car dealers, who are using a flaw in the existing sales tax regime to provide discounts between Rs 2,500 and Rs 8,000.

Rs 6 lakh stolen from car
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Three persons broke the rear window of a car parked outside a house in Sector 23 here and took away Rs 6 lakh today.


ITBP officer's body sent to his village in Kangra
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — The mortal remains of ITBP Assistant Commandant Pawan Chaudhary, who was killed in an helicopter crash near Leh on June 4, were sent to his village, Harsar, in Kangra district today.
The mortal remains of ITBP Assistant Commandant Pawan Chaudhary being sent to his native place in Kangra from Chandigarh on Thursday.
The mortal remains of ITBP Assistant Commandant Pawan Chaudhary being sent to his native place in Kangra from Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Nearly 10 pc units are EPF defaulters
July 6, 2000
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

Citizens' forum
Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
MOST certainly, yes. Chandigarh should also have a more active domestic airport. Reasons are compelling. About 25 per cent of the total international and domestic traffic of 79 lakh passengers handled by Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in 1998-99 emanated from northern Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.

Tree falls, people nostalgic
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Symblan tu mann na karin, phaal nivan rukhan nu lagde. A symbal (corisia) tree was uprooted from the Arts College, Sector 10, today. Though uprooting the majestic tree was not a pleasant task, it had to be pulled down since the roots were damaging the building.

Autonomy resolution condemned
PANCHKULA, July 6 — The President of the All-India Hindu Maha Sangh, Swami Krishnanandji, while addressing the press here today, said they strongly condemned the statement of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Farooq Abdullah, because his demand of autonomy was a conspiracy to divide the country.

Irked by power cuts, villagers block traffic
SAS NAGAR, July 6 — Protesters from Sohana village, including women, blocked traffic on the main road near the village today in protest against long power cuts.

Special drive needed to check congress grass
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Lack of coordination between the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) and the UT Administration to eradicate the deadly weed, congress grass, is posing a serious health hazard to the residents.

Sweating in the sun to pay bills
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Cash counter at Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Industrial Area
Problem: It takes over two hours to deposit the electricity charges and the queue gets longer with every passing hour. Moreover, the cash counter for women and senior citizens is not always open, causing inconvenience to them.

Residents demand boundary wall, road repair
PANCHKULA, July 6 — The residents of Sector 2, led by Mr Hemant Kinger, in a letter to the Chief Engineer, HUDA, have demanded the development and construction of a boundary wall in the green belt area and public park, besides the repair of roads.

CTU bus to Zirakpur suspended
ZIRAKPUR, July 6 — Residents of this area have been hit by the suspension of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (C.T.U.) bus service for the past a couple of weeks. Most sufferers are the officer-goers and the students.


Three-wheeler driver dies in mishap
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — A three-wheeler driver succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a car near the Kisan Bhavan roundabout in Sector 35.


Students make beeline for Mohali schools
SAS NAGAR, July 6 — The Punjab Government’s decision regarding 85 per cent reservation of seats in various courses for students passing out of the state schools has led to a rush for admission to institutions here.

Plus two admissions begin
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — As many as 245 students were admitted to various schools on the first day of plus two admissions. The students preferred Government Model Schools of Sectors 35 and 16.

CITCO plans quiz on Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Chandigarh is one of the three captial cities in India constructed after Independence. The city is known for its architecture, layout and landscaping. The younger generation is somehow not so aware of these details.


Doctors to move court for compulsory helmets
CHANDIGARH, July 6 – The Neurological Society of India and Neuro Trauma Society of India will file a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court, asking for the use of helmets to be made compulsory all over India.

PIL on Punjabi as official language dismissed
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — A public interest litigation by two local advocates for declaring Punjabi as the official language of the union territory was today dismissed by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.

Murderer gets 5-year RI
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Lachhu, a Head Constable of the Chandigarh police, was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment for murdering one and injuring another person with his service revolver, by the District and Sessions Judge, Mr H. S. Bhalla.

Notice on prevention of fire tragedy plea
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — On a petition for directions to the Chandigarh Administration, the Deputy Commissioner, the Chief Fire Officer and three other respondents for taking "adequate steps for preventing the outbreak of any fire tragedy in the Sector 17 District Courts", the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for July 13. The notice was issued by Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice V.S. Aggarwal.


20 singers for Rafi finals
CHANDIGARH, July 5 — 10 male and 10 female singers have been selected for the final round for Rafi Award-2000 to be held on July 30 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.


Incidence of depression up three times in past 2 years
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — * A 30-year-old woman who was into the habit of frequent outings, suddenly starts remaining aloof. She gets irritated at any sign of activity and prefers to shut herself in the room than interact with friends.


Admn refuses to hand over Sec 42 complex to SAI
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — The UT Administration has rejected the proposal sent by the Director General, Sports Authority of India, Mr DK Mittal, for handing over the management of the Sector 42 Sports Complex to SAI on long lease basis. 

Puri leaves for Hong Kong
CHANDIGARH, July 6 — Mr TPS Puri last evening left for Hong Kong to attend 2000 International Conference for Physical and Sports Educators and Sports Sciences from July 6 to 8.


Sector 17 residents meet SP
PANCHKULA, July 6 — A delegation from Sector 17, headed by Brig R.S. Sharma, President of the House Owners Welfare Association, met the Superintendent of Police, Ms Kala Ramchandran, in her office today.

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