Panchkula has a weird guest
CHANDIGARH, July 17 — A metre-long lizard-type creature with overlapping horny scales made its appearance in Phase I of Panchkula’s Industrial Area last night . The guards on duty captured the creature. This morning Col R.S. Gill rang up The Tribune talking about a
weird creature that had landed at Amartex House.
Open pit mocks public attitude
SAS NAGAR, July 17 — This is a typical case of passing the buck by various government departments, while the common man waits for things to change. A valve pit, more than two-foot deep and almost three-foot wide, has been lying uncovered on a footpath just outside one of the entrances of the Phase 3B1 Rose Garden here.
Doctors living in filthy conditions
CHANDIGARH, July 17 — Resident doctors at the PGI, who work long hours to save the lives of thousands of people, face appalling living conditions in their own hostels.
Unlit corridors, stinking toilets, choked drains, water leakage , poor power supply and creaking doors make a picture of neglect at the old Command Hospital hostel in PGI. The problems of the hardworking resident doctors living here are endless.
Drive to challan vehicles
CHANDIGARH, July 17 — The police will launch a special drive to challan drivers of heavy vehicles and four wheelers on July 20.
Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
Gavish Singla, plus one student: I am against lowering the age limit for issuing a driving licence. Talking from my own experience, I was fully trained to drive a geared scooter when I was in the ninth standard, but my parents did not allow me to drive because the rules and regulations would not permit it. I had friends who managed fake licences.
Phone subscribers at
SAS NAGAR, July 17 — With competition from the private sector looming large, the Department of Telecommunications doesn’t seem to have got its act together even as far as local connectivity is concerned.
Citizens and Public Offices
The long queues, the humidity and the hurry
CHANDIGARH, July 17
Time :12:30 pm
Place : Driving licence and registration branch, new Estate Office building, Sector 17.
Problem: Unending queues due to inadequate number of counters causing unnecessary harassment to the visitors. Different counters for “seemingly unimportant formalities”. No staff to guide people regarding the procedure.
Bhavans galore in city
Generally known as the City Beautiful, Chandigarh is on its way to acquiring a new sobriquet, ‘the City of Bhavans.’ With a surfeit of 36-odd bhavans, some managed by the government and some by different sabhas and
societies, Chandigarh can easily be called a city with the largest number of bhavans in the smallest area! A majority of these bhavans are predominantly caste and community-based.
Should Chandigarh have an international airport?
VARIOUS writers are expecting a world class international airport from authorities who have miserably failed to maintain even a semblance of standard at the domestic airport. The pathetic conditions at the local airport have more than once been highlighted by the press with photographic illustrations. The canteen with a leaking roof over head and third class catering, leaves much to be desired. Add to this the below-average bath-rooms.
New Rotary chief
CHANDIGARH, July 17— “Rotary is a service organisation with an extremely noble cause, which cannot be bound within countries,” said Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Minister for Local Government, Labour and Employment, Punjab, which speaking at the installation ceremony of Mr Praveen Chander Goyal as the President of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh for 2000-2001.
‘Savera’ faces a bleak future
CHANDIGARH, July 17—Jogavali Devi. Age, 31 years.Village, Serpur Agahra, District Chappra, Bihar. Jogavali came to Savera, a short-stay home for destitute women and children in Sector 43 two years ago. “ My husband, JWO S.N. Singh, remarried and threw me out of the house. For the past 15 years, I followed him around various Air Force stations in India. His last posting was at Chandigarh. Thereafter, he retired and went back to Bihar. My mother, brother and my husband did not want me back home, so I came to ‘Savera’ and have stayed here since,” says Jogavali.
CHANDIGARH, July 17 — The local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party, led by its President, Mr Mata Ram Dhiman, held a scooter rally which moved through different Sectors. According to Mr Ajit Singh Saini, General Secretary of the unit, the purpose of the rally was to highlight the problems of the residents of the city.
Residents allege harassment
PANCHKULA, July 17 — The House Owners Welfare Association on Monday alleged harassment by HUDA in view of the notices to residents of Sector 10 to deposit demolishing charges.
of Udham Singh
CHANDIGARH, July 17 — The 60th martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh will be observed by the Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhavan Society at Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir Auditorium, Sector 24, here on July 30.