Friday, July 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Members of the Chandigarh rowing team preparing for the Asian Junior Rowing Championship to be held in the city in December — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Members of the Chandigarh rowing team preparing for the Asian Junior Rowing Championship to be held in the city in December — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Liquor vend employees beat up Sector 44 traders
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — The simmering tension between shopkeepers of Sector 44 and the owners of a liquor vend came to a head today when scores of vend employees went on the rampage and beat up several shopkeepers here this noon. Then traders immediately downed their shutters to protest against the incident and demanded strict action against the culprits.

NHRC takes cognizance of illegal detention
City SSP asked to submit report by July 21
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — In a significant case here, the National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the alleged humiliation and illegal detention of a Chandigarh resident by the local police and has issued notice to the local Senior Superintendent of Police calling for explanation in this regard. 

UT to impose ‘entry tax’ on vehicles
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — To curb the racket of evasion of sales tax on sale of new vehicles, especially cars, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to impose an ‘entry tax’ on vehicles that are sold and billed in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh or Haryana but are sought to be registered in Chandigarh by local residents.


  PSEB’s new action plan
SAS NAGAR, July 13 — While residents continue to sweat it out due to frequent power cuts and breakdowns, the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities have approved several short-term measures for improving the situation in keeping with the directions of the board chairman to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity to the town.

Mamata likely to visit city on July 24
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — The Union Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, may visit Chandigarh on July 24 at the invitations of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers, Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Om Prakash Chautala, respectively. Ms Banerjee's maiden visit to the city will be short and crisp.


Congress grass spreads like wild fire
PANCHKULA, July 13—Congress grass has spread like wild fire all over the city with its concentration being primarily in the vacant plots and open spaces. Having eaten up into these spaces, the weed is beginning to spread to the road berms of the residential area causing allergies of various kinds.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16?
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — Harinder Rawthan, studying civil engineering: "Before 18 years one does not know the road regulations well. Even later, we are educated about them by our parents and elders only, that too vaguely. Driving earlier than the specified age is dangerous for not just the child but the others on road also".

Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
AM one of the proud citizens of Chandigarh since 1972. We are at the top in so many respects like having the highest literacy rate, best health care systems, having PGI and two General Hospitals, lush green gardens, largest Rose Garden, Leisure Valley and Rock Garden. 

What draws them to Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — The ‘City Beautiful’ known for its beauty and cleanliness, is a destination for people from all over. They halt in the city to catch its invigorating aesthetics. And in this sense, the tourist potential of the city is immense. As for the reasons behind this rush of tourists, these are many and also varied.

10 short-listed for Anandgarh project
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — At a high-level meeting of the project approval committee of the Anandgarh Development Authority today, names of 10 architects and town planners were short-listed for final design competition of Anandgarh, a new city to be developed near here.

Plea to remove encroachments
CHANDIGARH, July 13— In a petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, SAS Nagar’s Anti-encroachment Committee today sought directions for the removal of encroachments from public land by the residents.


Two petrol stations challaned
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — A team of the Weights and Measures Department, after a raid this afternoon, sealed petrol dispensing machines at two petrol stations, one in Sector 28 and the other in Sector 49.

Man crushed to death
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — A Mohali resident was crushed and four labourers were injured when an unloaded truck overturned near the Dhanas Milk Colony bus stop here this morning.

Baby found abandoned
SAS NAGAR, July 13 — A new-born female baby was found abandoned near the Civil Hospital in Phase VI here today.

Upward swing in vegetable prices
PANCHKULA, July 13 — While prices of most vegetables remained high in the local markets, some of these came down marginally. While lady’s finger was available in plenty, the supply of other vegetables was erratic, resulting in increase of their prices.

Estate Office prepares to counter property dealers’ threats
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — Making discreet preparations to counter threats of legal action issued by property dealers’ associations against the imposition of 33 per cent of present market value as “unearned income” , the Estate Office officials are digging out old files to strengthen their case if any senior officer chooses to re-check the provisions.

DAV College's novel plan for pre-eng students
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — With an aim to provide top class coaching and to curb the craze for private coaching academies, DAV College Sector 10 has decided to start a unique programme of extra teaching classes for the top non-medical students of the college to prepare them for some of the toughest pre-engineering competitions in the country.

PU admissions
July 13 — Admissions to MA I course of Punjabi in Panjab University will be held on July 27. M.Phil entrance test and interview will be conducted on August 1, a press release said here today.

Vocational course students a harassed lot
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — Students of Class XII vocational course in computer technology seeking admission in Panjab University will be treated at par with students of other streams.

539 more students admitted
July 13 — Till date 3392 students have been admitted in various government schools in the on going admissions at Government Senior Schools, Sector 23. The trend of students this year is basically towards science till now. Students have opted for science in maximum.


Laado makers want tax lifted
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — Some performances stand out, and when they do they win reasons to demand some terms. That is exactly the case with Laado, the first ever Haryanavi movie to be bestowed upon with the honour of Swarna Kamal by the jury of the 47th Film Festival of India. Even after having broken the record by making a movie which is a pioneer in its own right, the makers of Laado are not very satisfied with what they are getting in return from the state government.

Iranian Film Festival from today
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — The Chandigarh Film Society is once again coming up with a cultural bonanza for the city residents, this time in the form of Iranian Film Festival. The festival, which will be held between July 14 and July 16, is being organised by the CFS in collaboration with the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation.

2 PGI doctors to be honoured by President today
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — Prof Sudha Suri, Head of the Department of Radio-Diagnosis and Dr Siddharath Majumdar, Head of the Department of Experimental Medicine and Bio-technology, both from the PGI will receive the prestigious BC Roy National Award from the President at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, tomorrow.


Trials for women hockey begin
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — A two-day selection trials for the new centre of excellence in women hockey of the Sports Authority of India began here today with 35 girls, including 12 from Haryana, appeared at Sector 42 hockey stadium.

Basketball championship from July 27
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — The tournament activities of the Chandigarh Basketball Association for this session will begin with the UT sub-junior basketball championship for boys and girls from July 27 to 29 at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. Later, the UT youth state basketball meet for under 16 will be conducted from September 18 to 20, again at DAVSS school.

Flood-control steps taken
PANCHKULA, July 13 — The district administration will spend Rs 54 lakh on flood-control measures in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, here today.

Rehri market team meets DC
CHANDIGARH, July 13 — A delegation of the Gandhi Rehri Market, Sector 18-C, today met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, and urged him to construct “pucca” booths in the market.Top

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