Thursday, July 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Students and their parents seeking information regarding admission was a common scene in various colleges of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students and their parents seeking information regarding admission was a common scene in various colleges of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU decision stumps students
Admission seekers return disappointed
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Students along with a large number of parents seeking admission to undergraduate classes in local colleges remained a harried and a confused lot today with an eleventh hour university order to postpone the admissions indefinitely. 20 lions, 10 tigers to be given to other zoos
Move to tide over financial crunch facing Chhat Bir
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Twenty lions and 10 tigers will be given away to different zoos in the country in exchange for other animals. The lions may be given away even as gifts to tide over the financial crunch.

Steep water, tariff hike on anvil in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, July 12 — At least 40 per cent increase in the water tariff and the sewerage cess in the town is on the anvil with the SAS Nagar Municipal Council passing a resolution in this regard. The revised tariff would come in to effect after a green signal by the Local Government Department, Punjab.


  CITCO’s novel plan to woo customers
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — It takes grey matter to earn a discount. And to prove this, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation has installed computers in the lobbies of its two premier hotels.

New machines lying unused in PGI
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Machines worth lakhs of rupees are not being put to any use in the Department of Physiotherapy, PGI. While, some of them are out of order, a few other which are brand new, are yet to be used.

The future: e-filing of IT returns
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The new Information Technology Act has come. Certain amendments will have to be made to the Income Tax Act to facilitate e-filing of income tax returns. It may take a couple of years before e-filing becomes a reality, says Mr A. Balasubramanian, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes.


1000-line phone exchange for Panchkula sectors
PANCHKULA, July 12 — Residents in the Panchkula extension in Sectors 25, 26 and 27 are finally going to be connected to the outside world through telephones with the Telecom Department having initiated a proposal of setting up a 1000-line exchange to fulfill their long-pending demand.

Dharna against removal of liquor vend continues
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — "Shifting of this sub-vend to a nearby place is not acceptable to us. We want it to removed from here," was the unanimous view of a large number of villagers, mostly women, sitting in dharna in front of a IMFL sub-vend, less than 100 metres from the regulator-end of the Sukhna Lake today.

Raipur Khurd roads in bad shape
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Broken roads, water shortage, unscheduled power cuts, stinking water are some of the problems which are being faced by residents of Raipur Khurd village due to the sheer neglect of UT Administration authorities for the past couple of months.

Population Day
PANCHKULA, July 12 — The Rotaract Club of Panchkula observed the World Population Day by conducting a unique population awareness programme here yesterday.

A home away from home
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Blame it on the necessity to make one’s both ends meet, the urge to become independent or simply on the ‘status-conscious trend’, the fact stays that both husband and wife have to work. There has been a break-up in the joint family system resulting in nuclear families, a reason why more and more toddlers are being sent to creches.

‘9 out of 10 clinics in city are abortion centres’
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — If the figures are to be believed then the male and female ratio in this educated city is probably one of the lowest in the country. For every 1000 males in the city there are only 740 females. The difference is growing larger day by day The very fact that the male and female ratio was recorded 1000:790 in 1991 stands testimony to the fact.


Chain snatcher held
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The police has arrested a chain snatcher and recovered the stolen item.

Two traffic cops honoured
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The UT IGP, Mr B S Bassi, awarded Class 1 certificates to two traffic cops for the alertness and courage shown in nabbing two notorious burglars.

Webcom Tech centre inaugurated
SAS NAGAR, July 12 — The Higher Education Minister, Punjab, Mr Mohan Lal, today said that if a person was not computer literate he was as good as an illiterate. He was talking at the inaugurated centre of Webcom Technologies in Phase 7 here today.

Samman Patras for 22 taxpayers
CHANDIGARH, July12 — “Taxpayers are clients to be served,” announced Mrs Surinder Paul Kaur, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, North Western Region in her welcome address a function organised to honour 22 highest taxpayers of the region in Chandigarh today.


Books given to students
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — They want to learn. They are ambitious. As many as 50 chirpy and excited children waited enthusiastically for their turn to get books and stationery items at Government Girls High School, Sector 25, today.

714 more students get admission in schools
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Plus one classes in all government schools will commence from July 19. A total of 2,835 students were admitted to various schools at the end of admissions for those with 60 per cent marks.

Hearing on council’s plea on September 19
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The petition filed by the World Human Rights Protection Council after the death of City student Simran Uppal in an accident for ordering an independent probe into the functioning of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will come up before a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 19.

Jain’s case: HC notice to CBI
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice for July 18 to Central Bureau of Investigation’s standing counsel on UT’s former Home Secretary N.K. Jain’s application for the grant of bail in a corruption case following the investigating agency’s alleged failure to present the challan, after obtaining the sanction for prosecution, within the stipulated period.

Quarrying contractor moves court
SAS NAGAR, July 12— Even as the Industries Department of Punjab has announced a new schedule for auction of quarries in Ropar district, a local resident has moved the court against the auction , claming that there were no private areas in certain notified villages from where the minerals could be extracted.

Adalat to dispose of challans
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Persons desirous of getting their traffic challan disposed of can approach the Sector 17 District Courts during the Lok Adalat to be held by the District Legal Services Authority on July 15.

Ranjit Bajaj’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — The bail application of Ranjit Bajaj, son of a senior IAS couple, in the kidnapping case of Sunny Garg, was dismissed by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh.

Yog Raj Singh’s arrest stayed
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Staying till further orders the arrest of former Test cricketer and film actor Yog Raj Singh, accused of selling adulterated petrol, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for August 4 to standing counsel for Chandigarh.


Leena charms audience with subtle grace

CHANDIGARH, July 12 — “Grace knows no bounds” — so it is said. But occasions to experience what is said come very rarely. One such occasion, however, came through today when the city had a chance to witness the delectable sequence of Odissi brought forth by none less than the internationally renowned Leena Mohanty who seems to be thoroughly conversed with the nuances of one of this oldest classical dance forms of India.

Roshoman : all about what is, and what ought to be
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — It was an expected performance, for there was a great deal of commitment supporting this show. As NATWA (the association of national theatre and television), rose up to its maiden performance Roshoman today, there was a lot of applause it won.

Groping in dark for test reports
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — At night, precious minutes silently slip away into nothing less as anxious hands of the confused attendants desperately look for the blood test reports of the patients from among the pile of papers at emergency of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.


Bansal inspects Sukhna Lake
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — “ We have probably the best lake in the country, ideal for all competitions. I will certainly take up the matter with the Government of India so that it can be brought up in a better way.” 

City lads for Indonesian meet
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — Pawan Kapoor and Amitabh Chandel will take part in the Indonesian Futures Tennis Tournament in men’s section from July 14 to 31. Prominent players from nearly 20 countries will vie for top honours in this international meet.

Zila Parishad members take oath
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — members of the first-ever Zila Parishad of villages, located within the Union Territory, were administered oath at UT Guest House here this morning, while the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the body will be elected by the members and the local MP on July 21.

Plan to plant 10 lakh saplings
CHANDIGARH, July 12 — In a bid to give thrust to green revolution at Panchkula, it has been decided to plant 10.88 lakh saplings in an area of 1380 hectares at a cost of Rs 1 crore during the current monsoon season, whereas in the last year nine lakh saplings were planted.

MC okays sanitation contract
CHANDIGAR H, July 12--The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today gave its approval to the allotment of sanitation contract of Badheri, Buterla, Burail and Attawa villages, Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra and Sectors 41,42 and 45 to the bidder, who had quoted the lowest rates.

Drive on voter I-cards extended
SAS NAGAR, July 12 — The Electoral Registration Officer, SAS Nagar, Mr Jaipal Singh, today announced that the drive to make voter I cards had been extended. Now the I cards would be made on every Saturday and Sunday during the month of July at the four centres already notified by the local administration.Top

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