Monday, July 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



A truck-full of animals and birds from Kanpur arrive at the Chhat Bir zoo on Sunday in exchange for the tiger given to the Kanpur zoo three days back. The animals include (from left) two femals hynaes, one of the four Chinese silver pheasants, a female civet cat and one of the four common langurs
A truck-full of animals and birds from Kanpur arrive at the Chhat Bir zoo on Sunday in exchange for the tiger given to the Kanpur zoo three days back. The animals include (from left) two femals hynaes, one of the four Chinese silver pheasants, a female civet cat and one of the four common langurs. — Tribune photos by Karam Singh

Mother, two kids die of poisoning
July 16 — A 28-year-old married woman died of poisoning under mysterious circumstances here last evening and the body was consigned to flames by her family members without informing the police.

CMC ‘moves’ patient made paralytic by PGI
July 16 — Mr Parmod Kumar, who had virtually reconciled himself to the life of a paralytic after his discharge from the prestigious PGI here in April, has everything to cheer about now following a successful operation conducted at the Sector 17 Chandigarh Medical Centre.

Another fraud case against Punwire officials
July 16 — Yet another case of financial irregularities in Punwire has been registered by the police. According to information available, Mr R.K. Gupta, Manager (Accounts), Mr A.P. Singh, DGM (F and A), Mr Ashok Jerath, AGM (Accounts), and late P.C. Sharma, a cashier, allegedly embezzled Rs 25 lakh from the company's account.

Labourer dies, doctor booked
KHARAR July 16 — A migrant labourer Ganesh Kumar allegedly died because of negligence on the part of a doctor practising in Manakpur Sharif village of Kharar tehsil. The Kurali police has registered a case against the doctor.

Youth Parliament
Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
SIMRIT JAGDEV: Driving is all about one’s skill, efficiency and caution in handling a vehicle and not something that has to be groomed and tested on the basis of one’s age? For that matter, how many senior citizens in Chandigarh are aware of the traffic rules? 



250 NCC cadets to visit Kargil
July 16 — The first special National Integration Camp of National Cadet Corps (NCC) got underway here today, in which, more than 250 cadets of all states and union territories are taking part.

VIPs encroach on govt land
July 16 — Throwing layout plans to the winds, certain VIPs in Sector 7-B have encroached upon government land and constructed car sheds and huts for their servants.

450 Nirankaris donate blood
July 16 — Nearly 450 Nirankari devotees donated blood at a special camp organised by the local unit of the Sant Nirankari Mandal at the bhavan in Sector 9, here today.

Computer centre opened
July 16 — A computer centre offering e-commerce, web applications, intranet and extranet besides developing projects on wireless application protocol to train software professionals, was inaugurated in Sector 10, here today.

Sai devotees celebrate Guru Purnima
July 16 — Devotees of Sri Sai today celebrated Guru Purnima in the Sector 29 Shirdi Sai Temple here with great fervour.



150 three-wheelers challaned
CHANDIGARH July 16—The police launched a special drive in the city today to challan three-wheelers violating traffic rules. As many as 150 three-wheelers were challaned and 35 were impounded during the drive. 


She is heading a massive banking unit at 35
CHANDIGARH July 16 — When she quit Indian Foreign Services (IFS) to join a field which gave greater vent to her creativity and genius, Uma R. Krishnan did not really know that one day she would be a name to reckon with in the field of banking. But 16 years down the lane, as Country Head, Retail Branch Banking, HDFC Bank, she is proud to have made the right decision.

Slight increase in vegetable rates
July 16 — There has been a slight increase in the prices of commonly-used vegetables in the past fortnight.



Researchers a deprived lot at PU
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Research in Panjab University seems nearing its nadir with scholars witnessing a low morale and complaining about lack of desired cooperation and research facility infrastructure.

Acrimony at PU Senate meeting
CHANDIGARH, July 16 — The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof M.M. Puri, made his exit amid a noisy Senate meeting here today. This was the last Senate meeting under his chairmanship.

Vocational courses become popular
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Compared to the past year, more students have opted for vocational courses this year. According to officials, students who get more then 60 per cent of marks do not normally join vocational courses. A lack of awareness among students makes them
believe that vocational courses are not as beneficial as the others, whereas, it is not so.


Workshop ends with cultural function
PANCHKULA July 16 — The summer workshop of the Ghoomer Academy concluded with an exhibition and a cultural programme by the participants at Hansraj Public School in Sector 6 here today.

A rainbow for your garden
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Zoologists say that Chandigarh and Panchkula are pollution-free and an indication is the number of butterflies which are considered to be “bio-indicators.”

Courses for artistes
CHANDIGARH July 16 — The Delhi-based Drama Cine Link has decided to start courses with a view to preparing artistes for various TV channels.


Medical centre opened
July 16 — A private liver, gastroenterology and endoscopy centre was inaugurated in Sector 16 by the PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma, today.

Walking into fitness
CHANDIGARH: A look at the city’s parks in the morning and evening will convince anyone that fitness is not just a fad. It has become a way of life in the City Beautiful. Even if a number of exercising gadgets have hit the market, yet walking continues to be the most preferred mode of exercise among all age groups.

Mega medical camp
CHANDIGAR July 16 — Free check up and consultations by leading specialists were provided to the in-house and regular public during the mega medical check-up camp organised by the Vandana Luthra's Curls and Curves (VLCC) here today.

300 examined at health camp
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Nearly 300 patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Vishal at the Sri Ram Mandir, Sector 47-D.

Chickenpox vaccination
July 16 — A few children were administered chickenpox vaccinations at a camp organised at the Sector 27 Press Club today.

Imported health supplements
CHANDIGARH July 16 — For those who want to build up endurance and stay in shape, Body Image India has brought in 100 per cent natural and free from steroids health and dietary supplements. Imported from the USA, they are now available at all the premium retail counters of the city.


Hansraj win roller hockey girls’ titles
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Hansraj Public School Club, Panchkula, bagged the junior and senior girls title by overpowering Blue Bird School Club, Panchkula (5-0) and Patiala (2-0) in the roller hockey event in the Sewa Singh Johal memorial skating meet today at skating rink, sector 10.

Jr nationals in badminton from Dec 19 in city
CHANDIGARH July 16 — The Chandigarh Badminton Association has finalised December 19 to 26 as the possible dates for the Junior National Badminton Championship, which will be hosted by the CBA for the first time in the city after getting direct affiliation with the Badminton Association of India about 12 years back.

Amit chosen for CFA
CHANDIGARH July 16 — Amit Negi, a student of Shri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38, has been selected for the Chandigarh Football Academy which is being established by the Chandigarh Sports Department here.


19 lakh for sewerage in Maloya
CHANDIGARH July 16 — For the improvement of the sewerage system, Rs 19 lakh has been sanctioned by the Chandigarh Administration for the UT villages. Speaking at the first rural awareness camp organised by the Consumers Forum and the gram panchayat of Maloya village, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, said the Administration was aware of various problems faced by the villages.

HUDA to expedite group housing plans
PANCHKULA July 16 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority will hold special meetings to approve group housing plans on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month for quick disposal of cases which usually gather dust in office from anything between seven months to one year before being approved.


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