Thursday, July 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Speed limits may be lowered in city
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — A word of caution for all those who love to drive fast in the city. Don’ t , or you would land yourself on the wrong side of the law since the Chandigarh Traffic Police is not only acquiring 10 additional radars but has also asked the Administration to lower the speed limits on some of the major roads in the city.
Panchkula plans speed boards
PANCHKULA, July 19 — The proposal of imposing speed limits in the city will come into force once the Haryana Urban Development Authority puts up speed boards on the roads identified for the purpose. The move comes after a green signal from the Home Department, Haryana, for the same.

Rain delays trains
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Water on the rail tracks at several places in Haryana coupled with heavy rain on the Okhla-Delhi rail section has forced the Railways to operate trains on ‘’caution’’ mode which means lower speeds than usual.
Exchange flooded,
phones go dead
Kalka-Shimla trains cancelled

Octroi collection to go in private hands
SAS NAGAR, July 19 — The system of octroi collection in this town will pass to private hands once again from next month. A decision in this regard has been taken by the SAS Nagar Municipal Council following an option given by the Punjab Government to privatise octroi collection.

Teacher suspended for beating Principal
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — A government school lecturer has been suspended for allegedly bashing up the Principal of another school in which his wife works. A lecturer in commerce at GMSSS-20 D, Harbir Singh Anand, reportedly bashed up Mr S.K.Bharti, Principal of Government Model School, Sector 11.

  Divya DuttaIn constant discovery of the actress in herself
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Ludhiana girl Divya Dutta has gone places as an actress. She might not have cast a significant impression in her debut film Ishq Mein Jina Ishq Mein Marna, but she did not take very long after that to re-cast herself as a sensible actress. Today, with powerful performances in films like Shaheed-e-Mohabbat and A Train to Pakistan to her credit, Divya is close to dictating terms, although she is modest enough not to.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
Mona Kaushal (16), passed plus two:
The driving licence age should be lowered to 16. The Motor Vehicles Act disallows those below 18 to apply for a driving licence. The bar only encourages illegal practices.

2 murder accused arrested
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — In a major breakthrough, the police today solved a murder case by arresting two accused.


Media ignoring rural areas: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The media needs to widen its reporting network in the villages to highlight the problems of the rural population, said the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd) while presiding over a function to mark the 20th foundation day of the Chandigarh Press Club, here today.

Schools caught in traffic jams
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The increasing traffic jams outside the city schools are causing a lot of problems not only to parents and students but also to general commuters.

IYC wants Bajrang Dal, VHP banned
SAS NAGAR, July 19 — The Indian Youth Congress has demanded a ban on the Vishva Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal as it felt that the two bodies were using all means to tear the country apart.

Aid for kids of Kargil martyrs
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The Haryana State Council for Child Welfare will provide financial aid of Rs 75 per month to the schoolgoing children of the Kargil martyrs. This was decided by the executive committee at the annual general meeting of the council here today. This assistance will be initially given for three years.

Rain water enters schools
DERA BASSI, July 19 — The continuous downpour for the past three days affected teaching work, besides damaging property in the subdivision, as rain water entered the school premises.


Arrested for carrying gun
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The police has arrested a Mohali resident on charges of carrying a gun without permission. According to police sources, Rajinder Singh, a resident of phase VI, was arrested from the Sector 52-61 dividing road and the gun and seven cartridges were recovered from his possession. A case under Section 188, IPC, and Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered.

Petrol station challaned
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — A team of the local Weights and Measures Department, during a raid last evening, challaned a petrol station in Sector 35 for short-measuring diesel and a milk booth outlet in Industrial Area, Phase I, for selling a Verka milk packet that did not mention the date of packing or the rate.

Rs 360 crore for urban slums
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — An amount of Rs 360 crore for National Slum Development Programme for urban areas has been sanctioned for this financial year and the Planning Commission has been asked to increase it to Rs 1000 crore, said Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, Urban Minister of State for Urban Development, while informally talking to the mediapersons at the Punjab Bhavan here today.


Admissions to BE, B.Arch (general)
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Joint admission to the BE and B. Arch courses in the general category started at Panjab University today. Twentythree seats from both general and UT pools were filled in the computer science and engineering streams of the PEC with the last rank going down to 70 in the general pool and 230 in the UT pool.

PU test, interview schedule
CHANDIGARH, July 19  — The written test for admissions to M.Tech micro-electronics and instrumentation courses for the session 2000-2001 will be held on July 27 at 10 am and 12 noon, respectively in the Department of KVIC/CIL/UGIC, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Increase in number of admission seekers
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — There has been an increase in the number of students taking admission to the senior secondary classes (10 plus one and two) in schools run by the UT education department.

PU professor made university assessor
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Dr B.B. Goel, Professor of public administration of the Department of Correspon-dence Studies in Panjab University, who participated in a three-day programme organised by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in Bangalore (an autonomous body of the UGC), has been included in the National Cadre of Assessors on Quality Education.

From Bangalore to Wales, they made it big
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The past one year has brought a host of accomplishments to them. But then it would be unfair to attribute all their success to favourable placement of stars. 

Notice on Ranjit's bail application
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — On a petition filed by Ranjit Bajaj, a son of a senior Punjab IAS officer, for grant of bail in a kidnapping and criminal intimidation case, Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the UT public prosecutor for July 31.


A voice of gloom and courage
It was in May, 1975, that I first met the moody minstrel who used to frequent Yadvindra Garden, popularly known as Pinjore Garden. It was raining heavily. From the lane connecting the main bazar of the town with the garden appeared a dishevelled man clad in a shirt and a black lungi with a frayed blanket flung across his drooping shoulders singing his heart away — Chale ja o rahi, chale ja o rahi, mujhe dekhne de khud apni tabahi ( March on o pilgrim, march on... Let me be a witness to my own doom).

They, too, have the right to be happy
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Countdown to the new millennium is already mid-way. The nation is all set to commence forth with a new, modern and westernised outlook towards different aspects of life. 

‘Dr Chhuttani was far ahead of his times’
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — “Dr P.N. Chhuttani’s life was a ceaseless quest for excellence. He imbibed professional and personal virtues which are worthy of admiration and emulation,” said Dr I.C. Pathak, Managing Trustee of the Tilok Tirath Chhuttani Charitable Trust, while speaking at the fourth death anniversary of Dr Chhuttani at the Chandigarh Medical Center here today.

Drink less for longevity
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — Patients with serious liver disease who come to any referral hospital suffer mostly from cirrhosis. Nearly 15 per cent of the patients, who come to the liver clinic of the PGI, report with complications of portal hypertension.

Training for medical officers
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The Chandigarh Administration under the aegis of the National Institute of Health and family Welfare, New Delhi, has organised integrated skill-based training for the medical officers at the Sector 16 General Hospital.


Train players at right age: coach
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — "Players should be trained in such a way that they remain serious even after getting a job," said Syed Mustafa, a senior coach participating in the national juniors' handball camp in the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School here. 

Shooting tourney begins today
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The three-day Chandigarh State Shooting Championship will begin here tomorrow at the Sector 25 Patiali Rao ranges. More than 75 shooters of different schools, colleges and the other institutions will take part in the meet.

1,000-line exchange at Manauli
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — A new 1,000-line remote line unit was commissioned at Manauli, near SAS Nagar, last evening.Top

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