Sunday, July 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Chief Justice of India, Dr A.S. Anand, plants a sapling after laying the foundation stone of Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday
The Chief Justice of India, Dr A.S. Anand, plants a sapling after laying the foundation stone of Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — PTI photo
AAC set for big leap
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The Army Aviation Corps  is set for a quantum leap in its technological and operational capabilities with the induction of the indigenously designed and developed Advanced Light Helicopter. 

Panchkula traders observe bandh
PANCHKULA, July 15 — All shops of the city remained closed following a bandh call given by the Beopar Mandal to protest against the decision of the government to enforce transit challan forms for traders. 

For her it was hard way to motherhood
SAS NAGAR, July 15 — Tears of joy rolled down her cheeks the moment Paramjit Kaur realised she had become the foster-mother of a three-day-old chubby female child found abandoned at the gate of Phase 6 Civil Hospital here last Thursday.

Robbery case solved; two held
PANCHKULA, July 15 — Two accused, Yasin Khan and Sukhbir Singh, involved in an incident of highway robbery on July 13 were arrested today by the CIA staff following which they were remanded in police custody till July 17.

Stone of PU exam block laid
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The Chief Justice of India, Dr Adarsh Sein Anand, laid the foundation stone of an examination block in Panjab University here today.


Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?

Should Chandigarh have an international airport?

Lawyers will be asked to share chambers
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The Chandigarh Administration is in the process of formulating a policy for allotment of space within chambers to 312 advocates in the District Courts Complex in Sector 17 here. The problem is that only 156 advocates can be accommodated in the present premises.


Disturbing the peace of the dead
SAS NAGAR, July 15 — Death is a solemn occasion and the last rites of the dead have for civilisations been a matter of ceremonial significance for the living. But the story at the Mohali cremation grounds seems to be making a joke out of the dead.

‘Woman backbone and brain of society’
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — “I visualise a society free of hunger, poverty and ill health.” Mr P.K. Verma, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, said that this would be possible only if the women in our society are accorded respect, provided nutritional food and ease during pregnancy.

Saplings planted at Press Club
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The 20th anniversary celebrations of the Chandigarh Press Club got underway today with a sapling plantation and beautification drive here this morning.

Jacob for city as model IT centre
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), while speaking at the national level IT conference in Delhi today, strongly recommended that the Ministry of Information Technology should adopt Chandigarh as a model IT applications demonstrations centre.


Bid to outrage modesty of minors: 2 held
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — In separate cases, the police arrested two persons who attempted to rape and outrage the modesty of two minors.

Safai karamchari rises to the occasion
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — It was an arrest with a difference. Only that instead of handcuffs, it was a leather belt and the person who effected it was not a cop but a Safai karamchari.

Theft reported from Panchkula house
PANCHKULA, July 15 — A theft involving Rs 10,000 cash and jewellery worth Rs 40,000 was reported from a house in Sector 10 here today, while occupants of the house were out of town.


Students urged to care for environment
PANCHKULA, July 15 — Vanamahotsava Day was celebrated today at St. Vivekanand Millennium School, HMT, Pinjore, to motivate the students to take active part in environmental improvement programme in their school. Later, a community lunch was also arranged by the students.

Ritika, Kshitij win declamation contest
July 15 — Students’ Zone, a group launched by Manoj Gupta, Harsh Taneja and Nishant Garg, students of engineering and residents of the city, organised an inter-school declamation contest at Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, here today.

Fourth lok adalat settles 3200 cases
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — A total of 3,200 summary cases were decided today in the special lok adalat held at the district courts complex and a sum of Rs 2 lakh was collected as fine. Almost all pending cases under the Shop and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, were settled and many under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, disposed of.


Making waves in Indi-pop musicVibha
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The “Mehndi” fame singer Vibha was in the city today. Born and brought up in the UK, the young girl of Indian origin is all set to make a name for herself in the Indi- pop music.

Tapping local talent
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — The city’s vast budding talent which is ever on the lookout for creative channels which provide an outlet to their energies now has something to rejoice over. With the Siti Cable launching an exclusive programme for those who excel in some field or the other, the city’s cultural future is going to be a little different.

‘Surgery useful in curing squint’
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — About 3 to 5 per cent children suffer from squint. In this disorder both eyes are misaligned and point in different directions. The problem is basically due to the difference in the strength of nerves of both eyes, creating problem in focussing. 

Fungal infection cases among farmers
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — A farmer in North India suddenly develops fever, vomits and develops neck stiffness. He visits a private practitioner in the area, who diagnoses him to be suffering from meningitis and starts anti-bacterial therapy. But his condition worsens and he dies before reaching any tertiary care centre.


Another TT title for Nadia Saini
CHANDIGARH, July 15 — Nadia Saini, student of DAV Public School, Sector 8, today added second title in the junior section in the Bhavan Hawk’s 6th Chandigarh state ranking open table tennis tournament here today at the Sector 23 TT hall.Top

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