Monday, July 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Nature's Traffic Policemen: A lotus flower seems to ask Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari to stop, while the other directs him towards the far end of Sukhna Lake.
Nature's Traffic Policemen: A lotus flower seems to ask Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari to stop, while the other directs him towards the far end of Sukhna Lake.

Kids of ‘rich and famous’ fanning hooliganism
Eve-teasing, brawls routine affairs in Panchkula’s Sector 7 
PANCHKULA, July 9 —  Sector 7 market of the township  has become better known for the notoriety of the youngsters thronging the place in the evenings in recent times. From the hub of activity, the market is slowly degenerating to become a “den’’ for the nefarious activities of the children of the “rich and famous’’, the shopkeepers aghast with the situation contend.

Cases of water-borne diseases on rise
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — There is a mild increase in the incidence of water-borne diseases and viral infections following the onset of the monsoon season. As a result of the hot and humid weather, more people are coming to the city dispensaries and private clinics with symptoms of gastric disorders and viral fever.


Bunch of mangoes
Bunches of grapes and litchis are common but it is rare to find such a big bunch of mangoes as seen in the picture. This happened on a mango tree located here in the Army cantonment. The tree has only this bunch of mangoes. As many as 34 mangoes are visible in the picture and the number can go up to 45 if mangoes at the backside too are counted. Though during the past few days the town has witnessed many a storm, but this bunch has remained intact.  — Photo by Harjit Singh Jaggi

Jacob’s intervention sought
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Sixteen village elders, including present and former sarpanches and panches of various villages of the Union Territory, in a joint memorandum to the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), have sought his intervention in holding elections to the Notified Market Area.

Allowance for ASC men on Manali-Leh highway
CHANDIGARH, July 9 -- While doubling the rates for the special project allowance applicable to armed forces officers, the Ministry of Defence has also started compensating personnel deployed on the Pathankot-Manali-Leh highway.

Government negotiates 870-crore ADB loan
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The Government of India has negotiated a Rs 870-crore credit with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance urban infrastructural projects in India, Mr Ashok Pahwa, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, said at a road show here.

Vegetable supply hit, prices up
PANCHKULA, July 8—Supply of most vegetables went down in the local markets owing to weather conditions and the prices on those available went up in some cases in comparison to prices prevailing in the markets a fortnight back.

Smart cards and not-so-smart residents
HE Registering-cum-licensing branch is nowadays facing a peculiar situation. On the one side, aware city residents are rushing in to avail of the smart card facility. On the other hand, people still show up at the old town hall unaware that new scheme has started from the new estate office building adjacent to the Municipal Corporation building.


Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
I HAVE been regularly reading the articles being published in Chandigarh Tribune on the subject “Need for international airport at Chandigarh”. The latest articles were from Kewal Dhillon, Dr Mehra, D S.K. Jindal and Dr Bose of the PGI. 

Forum decries defacing of buildings 
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Serious concern was expressed over defacing of buildings, closing of verandahs and running of a pre-mix plant at Kishengarh at the meeting of the Citizens’ Forum for Chandigarh Heritage held here today.

Sapling plantation drive a big draw 
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The sapling plantation drive launched here today by the local unit of the Sikh Nari Manch in collaboration with the horticulture wing of the MC, Gurdwara Sahib, Sector 37 and other Istri Singh Sabhas, was widely attended.

A date with statistics of City Beautiful
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Informative statistics provide a basic bench mark for any effective grassroots development planning. Data, therefore, has to be broad-based and reliable enabling experts correctly correlate and interpret assumptions.

Abandoned observation posts act as irritants
SAS NAGAR, July 9 — The Punjab Police has “virtually” deserted several high-rise observation posts built here during the fag end of militancy in Punjab. The concrete structure of the observation posts had been raised at sensitive points to keep a tab on the movement of anti-social elements.

Udham Singh’s martyrdom day at Shahbad
PANCHKULA, July 9 — The Haryana Government will observe the martyrdom day of Udham Singh on July 31 at Shahbad. This was disclosed by Mr Babu Ram Kamboj, President of the Haryana Kamboj Sabha, at a press conference, here yesterday.

Students urged to preserve heritage 
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The National Service Scheme Unit of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 27 here launched a 10-day NSS special camp under the leadership of Mr Vinod Sharma.

Swaying to rhythm
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The humid temperature was no dampener for the young and the elite who tapped their feet to popular English music yesterday. The party by the poolside at Hotel Mountview was full of enthusiasm and life.


4 held on eve-teasing charges
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — In separate incidents, the police has arrested four persons on the charges of eve-teasing. According to police sources, Jagmeet, Harjit and Sukhjinder Singh, were arrested from near Kiran Cinema for passing indecent remarks against passing girls.


Science seats filled in two more schools
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — As many as 1084 students have been admitted to several government schools, in the ongoing admissions to class XII. Two more schools have been added to the count, where the seats for science stream have been filled. In science stream, 74 seats for general category have been filled both at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.

When blindness does not come in the way of success
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The Institute for the Blind Sector 26, is helping a lot of people find their way around. Despite being visually impaired, the students have overcome their disability and perform beyond expectations in every field.

Applications for scholarships
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The Guru Harkrishan Educational Society, Chandigarh, has invited applications for scholarships to financially poor but bright students who during the academic year 2000-2001 plan to seek admission to vocational, managerial, technical, medical, educational and other postgraduate courses.

‘Chandigarh fit to be a convention city’
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — “Chandigarh is a fit place to be a convention city,” says Vivienne McCabe, Director, Studies, Events Management, Southern Cross University, Australia.

College teachers plan protest
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has decided to hold a mass dharna at Matka Chowk on August 9 in protest against the non-implementation of a pension scheme by the Punjab Government, a press note said yesterday.


Deepa Bhavani to feature in monthly baithak
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The occasion is here yet again and art lovers from all over the city are waiting for it. A lot of talent is already awaiting for the 42nd monthly baithak programme of the Pracheen Kala Kender.

Project on streptococcal infections
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The PGI here has proposed epidemiological surveillance in India of Group A streptococcal infections, including pharyngitis and impetigo. The project is being supported by the Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme.

Serial on child health care
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Siti Healthline, an awareness programme being telecast on the Siti Cable network every Thursday at 9.15 p.m. will feature a special series on child healthcare.


Banta Singh bags two gold medals
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Banta Singh bagged two gold medals in the 100 mt and 200 mt race in the above 70 years category in the Chandigarh State Veterans Athletic Meet held today. In the men category, Ram Murti Kalia won the 100 mt, 200 mt and 5 km walk by securing first position in each. 

Football academy trials today
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The final selection trials for the Chandigarh Football Academy will begin here tomorrow at the Sector 7 sports complex. According to Mr JPS Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports UT Administration, the preliminary trials were held at Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Dharamsala and Mahilpur, where in all 55 boys in the age group of 9-10 were finalised for the final trials.

Population Day race on July 11
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The local Sports Authority of India Training Centre, in association with the Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, will organise a Population Day race on July 11. The race is being held to mark the World Population Day which falls on the same day.

RPFC’s package of procedural changes
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The office of the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner has developed a package of administrative and procedural changes to develop a transparent system supported by information to narrow the gap between the actual date of occurrence of default and the date of detection of default and quantification of dues.

Ravinder Dogra heads ABVP unit
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — Dr Ravinder Dogra and Mr Amarjot Singh were today elected president and secretary, respectively, of the ABVP’s city unit for the new academic session. 

PGI working hours
CHANDIGARH, July 9 — The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will resume normal working hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, July 17, 2000 after the summer vacations.Top

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