Wednesday, July 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



SC upholds CHB’s plea
NEW DELHI, July 18 — The Supreme Court while allowing an appeal by the Chandigarh Housing Board has ruled that building residential floors over a commercial construction on the commercial plot allotted by the public authority on concessional rates would attract the prohibition entailed in Section 6 of the Board regulations, barring allotment of residential plot to spouses or any dependant.

An incessant rain over the past 24 hours has left behind a trail of destruction. However, some persons do not mind wading happily through waist-deep rain water, unmindful of the danger it might pose.
An incessant rain over the past 24 hours has left behind a trail of destruction. However, some persons do not mind wading happily through waist-deep rain water, unmindful of the danger it might pose. — A Tribune photograph
45-year-old record of rain in city broken
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Continuous rain in Chandigarh since yesterday has broken a 45-year-old record for maximum rainfall in a day. The local Meteorological Department had recorded 262 millimetres, or 26.2 centimetres, of rain between 8.30 a.m. on July 17 and 8.30 a.m. today.



Fresh poll of MCC panel chiefs likely
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The elections of the chairmen and the Deputy Chairmen of the seven subcommittees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh are likely to be held again.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
Umesh Sharma (17), plus two student:
That the law gives the right to vote at the age of 18 only means that in the eyes of the law, a person attains maturity only at that age. Similarly, driving licences too should be given at 18.


Leaking gates of Sukhna Lake
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Even as the Chandigarh Administration gears itself for the Asian Junior Rowing Championship at the Sukhna Lake in December, there is a leakage at the regulator end of the lake. Is the Administration aware of it? 

Chhibber bereaved
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Punjab's former Governor, Lieut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber's mother, Saraswati Devi, died in a hospital in Jammu this evening.

SPCA stops volunteers from entering hospital
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Has the Society for Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals  closed its Sector 38 Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre to volunteers and donors? Yes, if a decision of the SPCA is any indication.

Rain water floods houses
SAS NAGAR, July 18 — Heavy monsoon rain resulted in flooding of houses in low-lying areas of Phase 5 here and threw normal life out of gear in the town and in its peripheral area. Although the local municipal council had undertaken a pre-monsoon exercise to clear the blocked storm water gullies, it took some time for the rain water collected on the roads to recede.

Seminar on media's role
SAS NAGAR, July 18 — Conflicting views were expressed by academicians, journalists and scholars in a seminar on the Role of Journalism in Education organised by the Mohali Press Club in the Punjab School Education Board office here today.

Jacob wants CTCC to review boycott decision
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), has reportedly asked the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee to reconsider its decision to boycott the Administrator's Advisory Council meetings.


One held with liquor
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The police has arrested a resident of Kumhar colony and seized 39 pouches of liquor from his possession.

Theft complaint fake: SHO
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The Station House Officer of central police station has written to the authorities that the alleged theft complaint which was lodged on July 6 was not genuine.

IGP orders probe
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Taking a serious view of an accused being charged for molesting a minor whereas he had reportedly raped a minor, the officiating UT IGP, Mr Ajay Kashyap, ordered an inquiry here today.

Traders submit representation
PANCHKULA, July 18 — A delegation of the Panchkula Beopar Sangh met Mr Raj Kuwar, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Haryana, here today, and explained to him the difficulties which would be faced by the shopkeepers on the enforcement of S.T. form 38-A and 38-B.

Traders criticise MCC 
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The Janata Rehri Market Committee of Mani Majra today criticised the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for its lop-sided decision in constructing drains in some pockets of the township. 


Controversy over PEC sport quota seats
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The issue of sports quota seats in the prestigious Punjab Engineering College has raised a controversy. Investigations reveal that certain students who had not even completed the formalities by the last date of June 30 had been pushed for the interviews today.

The pen versus the mouse
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — “Bad handwriting is a sign of incomplete education”, said Mahatma Gandhi once. Educationists have always laid a special emphasis on the handwriting of students. With the computer boom, the handwriting of students has started deteriorating. A section of teachers was contacted by The Tribune to express their views on whether the computers could adversely affect the handwriting of students.

Income-generating vocations soon
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — In the second phase of the five-year Continuing Education Programme of the Adult Education Department, income-generating vocational training projects will be initiated in the near future.

Admissions to Class XI conclude
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Admissions to class XI concluded today, with 6719 students admitted to various government schools till date. This year, the officials have expected the admission to go above 7000, including compartment cases.

Notice to PGI on doctors’ petition
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on a petition by Dr Sumitra Dash for quashing the orders issued by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research refusing to accept her joining report.


Stories to be dramatised
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Sandhi Palran Kala Kender and Citi Entertainment Network are due to present a dramatised version of two short stories in Tagore Theatre tomorrow. The programme, titled Rashbharian II, will feature an enactment of short stories of renowned artists of Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.


Dr Anand invited to contribute chapter
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — Dr Akshay Anand, senior demonstrator, Department of Immunopathology, PGI, has been invited to contribute chapters on gene expression, risk assessment of gene therapy and gene delivery in a forthcoming book, Manufacturing of gene therapeutics: Methods, processing, clinical trials, regulation and validation'', by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.


New physio centre at PU to open on July 21
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — A new physiotherapy centre for sportspersons of Panjab University, including its affiliated colleges and campus, will be formally opened by Prof M. M. Puri, Vice-Chancellor of the university, on July 21. Disclosing this, Dr Ajmer Singh of the Department of Sport, PU, told that since the university came up, it was for the first time that such a specialised centre for sportspersons would come up.

Cyclist wins case, gets admission
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria directed the Joint Director Sports of the UT Administration to issue a B4-gradation certificate to Rohit Sharma, a student, instead of the C3-gradation certificate issued to him on May 3.

Badminton tourney from July 28
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The District Badminton Association of Panchkula will hold the District Championship from July 28 to 30 in the Sector 7 Community Centre of the town.

Motor cycle expedition
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — A motor cycle rally, organised by 8 Madras, was flagged off by Brig R.D. Singh, Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Zone, for the next leg to Delhi from the N. Area here this morning. Present on the occasion were Col Shakti Parshad, Commander , N. Area, and other officers.

Rally against government policies
SAS NAGAR, July 18 — Members of the Trade Union Council and employees of Punjab Wireless Communications Limited held a protest rally against the anti-people policies of the Punjab Government at the main bus-stand in Phase 8 here today.

Dattatraya visits city today
CHANDIGARH, July 18 — The Minister of State for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, will visit the city tomorrow to review the ongoing centrally-sponsored schemes.

Computerised single-window system inaugurated
SAS NAGAR, July 18 — A computerised single-window service system was inaugurated by Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Minister for Housing and Urban Development of Punjab, at PUDA’s Estate Office here today.Top

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