Wednesday,July 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


The apathy of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation  in not filling or covering manholes left at various places along Himalayan Marg almost proved fatal for this horse , who was retrieved from this virtual deathtrap in Sector 35 on Tuesday afternoon.                              — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The apathy of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation in not filling or covering manholes left at various places along Himalayan Marg almost proved fatal for this horse , who was retrieved from this virtual deathtrap in Sector 35 on Tuesday afternoon. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Women seek removal of liquor vend
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — Women of Kishengarh and Bhagwanpura villages are up in arms over the delay in closing of a liquor sub vend, just 50 metres away from the regulator end of the Sukhna lake.

Utter confusion on the eve of admissions
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — With admissions to various streams for undergraduate classes starting tomorrow in most colleges of the city, a last-minute circular sent by the Registrar’s Office, Panjab University, has put the entire admission procedure being followed by the colleges in a quandary.

Yadav, Nagpal replace Kundras
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — Mr M.S. Yadav, (HCS), and Mr H.K. Nagpal (PCS) , were appointed SDM south and south-east, respectively, here today. They replace the IAS couple , Mr Ashish Kundra and Mrs Geetanjali Kundra, who were relieved today upon their transfer to Mizoram.

Bartana residents file objections
ZIRAKPUR, July 11 — Residents of Bartana village has filed objections against the Punjab Government’s notification for constituting a Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat by merging their village along with another six villages.



  Government schools open on July 13
CHANDIGARH, July 11- All government schools will open on July 13 after the summer vacations. However, classes in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, will commence from July 19.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16?
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — Every fifth applicant for a learner’s driving licence in Chandigarh is aged between 16 and 18 years. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, the minimum age prescribed for applying for a driving licence is 18 years. However, in case of mopeds below 50 cc, applicants above the age of 16 years can apply with the parents’ consent.

Residents flay cable price hike
PANCHKULA, July 11—The residents of the city have expresssed dissatifaction over functioning of cable operators especially with the hike in rates from Rs 130 to Rs 150 owing to increase in rates of pay channels.

UK experts for Anandgarh project
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The Punjab Urban Development Ministry has established contact with the the High Commissions of the UK, Canada and the Embassy of the USA in India for engaging best international experts to set up Anandgarh, a few miles away from City Beautiful.

Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
HERE are nearly 6000 Indian students studying medicine and engineering in institutes of Russia and CIS countries. Of them nearly 50 per cent are from Punjab, Haryana, J&K and Himachal Pradesh.

Resident’s grievance
SAS NAGAR, July 11 — Mr T S Teer, a resident of Phase XI, is at his wits end due to the indifferent attitude of the Telecom Department in repairing his telephone for the past three months. 

Ill-effects of growing population highlighted
PANCHKULA, July 11 — Speeches, contests and debates marked the “World Population Day” programme held at the General Hospital, Sector 6, and at various schools of the city.


Assaulter arrested
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — A resident of Panchkula's Indira Colony, accused of causing injuries with a knife over a minor issue, has been arrested by the local police. According to sources, a case under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Satpal for injuring Chhote Lal. Further investigations were on, the police added.

Employees gherao police station
SAS NAGAR, July 11 — The Godrej-GE Employees Union gheraoed the Phase 1 police station to protest against the alleged involvement of one of their members being shown by the police in a case of theft in premises of the factory. The workers raised slogans against the management of the company and the police for harassing the members of the union, who were on strike.

IT firms submit presentations
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The process of examining the ‘‘expressions of interest ’’ submitted by 40 information technology companies, who have applied for the ‘‘ wired city’’ concept in Chandigarh, started today with the first lot of companies making a detailed presentation.

E-shopping is here to stay
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The concept of ‘ e-shopping’, with its relative ease of operations, choice of products and attractive pricing is finally being accepted as the in- thing by the net- savvy. Now it offers to attract the not-so net-savvy city residents and even those who do not have computers.

Consumer awareness camp
CHANDIGARH, July 11— A first-ever consumer awareness camp for the rural masses is being organised by the Consumer Forum in collaboration with the gram panchayat of the Maloya village. The camp will be held on July 16 at the Dasehara ground of the village from 9.30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.


GGDSD students in limelight
July 11 — At least five students of the local GGDSD college feature in the list of 10 toppers in the B.Com III result of Panjab University.

Justice Anand to lay foundation stone
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The foundation stone of an examination building of a Panjab University will be laid on July 15 by the Chief Justice of India, Mr Justice A.S. Anand. Mr Justice Anand had earlier been a part-time lecturer in the law Department of Panjab University.

Two acquitted in murder case
CHANDIGARH, July 11— Two persons were acquitted in murder of a woman on account of lack of evidence by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara.

Bail application of Ranjit reserved
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — Orders were reserved till July 12 on the bail application of Ranjit Bajaj, a son of senior IAS couple, in the alleged abduction of Sunny Garg, son of a city-based industrialist, on May 14, by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh.


Unravelling mysteries of childhood with a paint brush
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — His work is not just about paint and brush techniques. It has inspirations from the West blended with the traditional tinge. And as Naresh Bagga, a BFA in painting, from the local College of Art throws open his works to the art lovers of the city after a long hiatus, one wonders why this artist was hiding such an amazing talent for so long.

An evening wrapped in rhythm
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The monthly baithak programme of the Pracheen Kala Kender took off to a rhythmic start today with renowned bharatnatyam dancer Deepa Bhawani Shankar regaling the audience with her poised performance.

A team inspired by creation
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — They are a team of nine — and all inspired by creation. When they got together after passing out from the PU’s Theatre department, they were uniformly driven by the idea of giving an identity to the department which has, despite about 27 years of its existence, failed to somehow make its presence felt in the city.

Theatre as social catalyst
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — It is an experiment in novelty and going by the level of enthusiasm its participants are displaying, it seems that no one can stop it from being a success.

Fifty participate in workshop
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — Youth Motivation —2000 workshop was organised in Sector 23 Bal Bhavan by the Blood Bank Society and AIDS Control Society here today.


24 boys selected for football academy
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — As many as 24 boys in the age group of 9-10 were selected for the Chandigarh Football Academy from among 48 aspirants drawn from different parts of the state who appeared for the final trials here today at the Sector 7 sport complex.

NSTC scheme of SAI to be modified
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — The NSTC scheme of the Sports Authority of India which once had four sport disciplines of athletics, volleyball, football and hockey at Shivalik Public School, SAS Nagar, will now have modifications and the residential scheme will be replaced by day boarding scheme in three centres.

Contest, magic show on World Population Day
CHANDIGARH, July 11—‘Grow in quality and not in quantity’ was the message displayed on the ‘T’ shirts worn by various children and adults as part of the function organised on World Population Day by The Sports Authority of India in association with the Health Department, Chandigarh Administration.

Carrying of firearms banned in city
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — For maintenance of law and order, UT District Magistrate I. M. Ramsekhar today ordered that no person should carry fire arms in Chandigarh. The order will come into force with effect from "zero hour on July 11" and shall be effective up September 8.

ZP member quits
PANCHKULA, July 11 — A member of the Zila Parishad from the Raipur Rani seat, Ms Vijay Lakshmi, resigned from her seat and the by-election has been announced for July 21 to fill the vacancy.

Alipur residents meet DC
PANCHKULA, July 11— Residents of Alipur village located 15 km from the city on the Panchkula-Barwala road met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr SK Monga, at his office, here today, and apprised him of the water-logging problem in their village.

Hi-tech facilities at Western Command HQ
CHANDIGARH, July 11 — With a video conferencing facility getting functional at Western Command Headquarters, it has become the first Army formation to make use of hi-tech inter- departmental communication facilities.Top

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