Saturday, July 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Punjabi interest: Participants at the Columbia-UCSB summer programme in Punjab studies
Punjabi interest: Participants at the Columbia-UCSB summer programme in Punjab studies: (sitting from right) Veena Dubal, Kristina Myrvold, Preet Dutt, Varun Soni, J.S. Grewal, Suzanne Evans, Daniel Michon and Sean Pue; (standing from left) Francisco Luis, Naindeep Chann, Prabhjap Jutla, Anita Khandelwal, Gibb Schreffler, Gurdit Singh, Justin Weaver, Ami Shah, G.S. Mann, Laura Henderson and Dave Sangha. — A Tribune photograph
Keen to learn about their roots

MC showing fictitious water demand to justify tubewells
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Although the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is on a tubewell installation spree on grounds that the demand of water in the city is rising, reliable sources in the corporation indicate that much of the demand being shown by the MC is fictitious.

Notified Market Area poll suspended
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The Chandigarh Administration has suspended the process to hold elections to the Notified Market Area after final publication of the electoral rolls.

Complainants or suspects?
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Inconsistencies in statements and the failure to reveal the actual sequence of events to the police is pointing a finger of suspicion on the complainants who had alleged that Rs 6 lakh had been stolen from their car parked in Sector 23 yesterday noon.

Hectic schedule at ITIs, polytechnics
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Polytechnics and industrial training institutes are witnessing a hectic work schedule, in the coming academic session in the city. Detailed academic schedules, in addition to the options available and the required conditions, have been circulated in details.

Notice to CBI in Jain case
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — On UT’s former Home Secretary N.K. Jain’s application for grant of bail in a corruption case, Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation’s standing counsel for July 18.

UT rationalises tariff on power to rehri markets
July 7, 2000
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

Science city’s first phase by Dec 31, 2001
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The governing body of the Pushpa Gujral Science City Society said today that the first phase of the science city project would be commissioned by December 31, 2001.

Presentation on Sector 17 improvement
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — A Delhi-based consultancy firm, Infrastructure Professionals Enterprises (IPE), today gave a presentation on the improvement of Sector 17 and making it a tourist attraction.

Citizens' forum
Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
CHANDIGARH was conceived as a planned and modern city for a population of about 2 lakh. With its wide roads, lush greenery and architecturally beautiful buildings and cleanliness, it has come to be known as City Beautiful, offering a high quality of living to its residents.

Jacob visits library
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — “The collection of books should be expanded and more books on environment, horticulture, agriculture and information technology should be introduced,” said, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob (Retd), UT Administrator, on a visit to the British Council Library.


Chance arrest of two thieves
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The police has arrested two Uttar Pradesh residents who had committed a burglary in Sector 46-A.

STD owner’s long wait for justice
PANCHKULA, July 7 — A couple residing in Mani Majra has alleged that the police refused to entertain their complaint made in April and subsequently in May, regarding theft of machinery worth Rs 83,000 from their STD booth in Rajiv Colony.

Protest march by Punwire staff
SAS NAGAR, July 7 — Members of the Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union today held a protest march towards Raj Bhavan but were stopped at the traffic lights of Sectors 7 and 8, Chandigarh. A representative of the union went to Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum.


Prices of poultry products up
SAS NAGAR, July 7 — The prices of poultry products have registered an increase once again after remaining low in April. Broiler chicken, which was selling at between Rs 60 and Rs 75 a kg, was now selling at between Rs 80 and Rs 95.


Only those ineligible elsewhere can apply
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Chandigarh definitely seems to be a separate entity in Punjab state governance, despite being its capital. At least the pre- medical entrance test for seats in state colleges in the state says so.

General category seats for sciences filled
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The general category seats for sciences at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, and Government Model Senior Secondary, Sector 16, have been filled. The cut off percentage for Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, was 82.6 % and for Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, was 82.4%.

Students more inclined towards commerce
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — With a few days remaining for the close of admissions for undergraduate classes in the various colleges of Chandigarh, the early trends of this year’s most sought after undergraduate courses are now available. It seems that B.Com is topping the list with most colleges having already received over a thousand applications for seats varying from 60 to 120 in each college.

Entrance tests results today
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Results for entrance examination of the LLB course of Panjab University would be declared tomorrow, an official press release said here today.

An experience beyond words
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — For 39 schoolchildren who had never ventured outside the remote regions of Nuora and Shiyok regions, a trip beyond the bleak, barren landscape of Ladakh turned out to be an experience beyond words. The scorching heat of the plains notwithstanding, the children were full of zeal and enthusiasm to see more of the sights which they had come across for the first time.
Army officers interect with school children from the remote district of Ladakh
Army officers interect with school children from the remote district of Ladakh who were in Chandigarh as part of a four-week excursion organised by the Army at N. Area on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

30 firms taking part in Career-2000
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Students were made aware and given counselling to decide for a suitable career at a three-day exhibition Career-2000 organised by Creative Insight Promoters at Hotel Shivalikview. The exhibition will continue till July 9.

Camp on entrepreneurship
SAS NAGAR, July 7 — As many as 125 students of different trades took part in a two-day entrepreneurship awareness camp which concluded at the government-run Industrial Training Institute here today. The camp was organised in association with the APEX Institute of Entrepreneur and Business Development.


Notice to Registrar
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Issuing notice to Panjab University Registrar Paramjit Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked him to show cause as to why proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act be not initiated against him for alleged violation of orders regarding the non-payment of salary to a professor in the Department of English, Dr. D.C. Saxena.

Bail granted in sodomy case
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The bail application of Raj Kumar, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, was accepted by the Additional Distirct and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, in the alleged sodomy case.

Yograj’s bail plea rejected
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The anticipatory bail of Yograj Singh, a Punjabi actor, was rejected by the District and Sessions Judge, H.S. Bhalla, for allegedly selling adulterated petrol.

Objections filed against land acquisition
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — Residents of Kajheri village yesterday filed objections against the land acquisition drive in their village. The Chandigarh Administration had issued notices under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act , 1894, to acquire a total of 118 acres.


Talks on for incinerator facility
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The UT state branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is reported to be simultaneouly negotiating with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ( PGIMER) to allow them to use the incinerator for disposing of the hospital waste of various nursing homes in the city. However, the PGI is yet to work out the rates, if they have to allow them to use the spare capacity of their incinerators.

Shortage of blood
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The PGI is experiencing acute shortage of blood, with its blood bank society and surgeries being postponed due to the prevailing shortage.

‘Genome knowledge should not be misused’
SAS NAGAR, July 7 — The successful mapping of 97 per cent of genome has opened exciting vistas before the scientific community, and the knowledge gained from the genome project should not be misused.


Coaches feeling on top of the world
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The coaches of the Sports Authority of India, Northern Centre, Sector 42, were quite happy at tomorrow’s award giving ceremony, to be held for the first time here by SAI for its coaches. Nearly 130 coaches of the SAI working in the centre, will receive the cash awards for outstanding performance of their trainees.

Work on new cricket turf begins
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The cricket trainees at DAV School Coaching Centre, Sector 8, will have a new turf by the first week of September, according to Mr Sukhwinder Singh Bawa, the SAI coach at the centre. The work on the new turf began here yesterday and in next 10 to 15 days, the first layer of grass would come up, said Bawa.

Boxing calendar drawn up
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association has drawn up an exhaustive calendar for the coming year, according to Prof C.K. Jerath, Secretary of the association. The calendar was finalised at a meeting of the executive committee of the association held earlier this week under the chairmanship of Mr Satish Chandra, Chairman of the association.


Auction of sites fetches Rs 2.4 cr
SAS NAGARJuly 7 — At least Rs 2.40 crore was earned by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation through the auction of commercial sites in Industrial Focal Point in Phase 9 here today. All the 17 sites, both SCO’s and booths — in the proposed ultra-modern complex — put under the hammer were successfully auctioned.

Nodal officer scheme from July 10
CHANDIGARH, July 7 — The much-delayed nodal officer scheme of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) is set to be implemented from July 10.


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