Saturday, July 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Rs 5.6 lakh penalty slapped on motel owner for power theft
ZIRAKPUR, July 21 — The Punjab State Electricity Board has slapped a penalty of Rs 5,60,000 for stealing power on the owner of Bristol Resort, which is situated at Singhpura village, 2 km on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway, here today.

BBMB issue: UT may again seek partner-state status
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Union Territory of Chandigarh is likely to reiterate its demand for partner state status in the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) when the Power Ministers of the northern states meet here on July 28. The Power Ministers’ meeting will be followed by the Chief Ministers’ conference the next day.

Toss decides UT’s first ZP top posts
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — Elections to choose the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the first ever Zila Parishad of Chandigarh took a dramatic turn today as the toss of coin decided the winners due to a tie in the votes received by candidates.

Confusion over Class XII results
DERA BASSI, July 21 — The results of Class XII (arts), declared by the Punjab School Education Board on Sunday, have raised many an eyebrow of students, their parents and teachers as the board authorities have declared two students of Government Senior Secondary School, Mubarikpur, as passed though they did not fill up their forms or deposit the required examination fee. 



Students tense as their fate hangs in balance
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — With tests, interviews and the admission process rife at Panjab University, many students are in a quandary as to their fate. Most tense among these are the students who have applied for admission to LLB and are waiting for the decision of the High Court on the issue of evening law classes.


Seminar on autonomy from today
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Jammu and Kashmir Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr P.L. Handoo, will speak at a two-day seminar on "Autonomy and devolution of powers to states" at Tagore Theatre here from tomorrow. The seminar is being organised by the Rashtriya Raksha Dal.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
Sanjay Khurana, (Employee):
In my view, the age for issuing a driving licence should be lowered to 16 years, because now a days students have to take many extra classes/coaching besides attending to their regular classes.

Shiv Sena men protest
CHANDIGARH, July 21  — Activists of the local unit of the Shiv Sena took out a rally to protest against the decision of the Maharashtra government to arrest Mr Bal Thackeray.

Unwanted particles in soft drink
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — They were floating in a bottle of cold drink. Unwanted particles. Soot, insect, it was not clear. But they were there. Making the cold drink unfit for consumption.

When it pours, work stops here
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — Work in the civil dispensary at Kajehri virtually comes to a standstill whenever it pours heavily as dirty water from the adjacent nullah floods the rooms inside. The staff has no place to sit and there is every possibility of the medicines and equipment getting damaged.

Garbage bin throws heaps of problems
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — A garbage bin placed in a public park of Sector 21-A has made residents in the surrounding area uncomfortable.


Nursery teachers' school booked
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — A case has been registered against Central Mission School, Sector 9, which has allegedly defrauded students for the past many years.

Held for raping minor
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The police has arrested a Dhanas Milk Colony resident on the charges of raping a minor of the same locality.

Now, virtual school service
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The unique Internet portal — — has finally reached city schools. Thanks to local Swaraj Technologies that has joined hands with Delhi-based Mindshaper Technologies to launch its virtual school service in Chandigarh, with Shivalik School being already online.

Traders forced to pay double octroi
SAS NAGAR, July 21 — Entrepreneurs running their units at the industrial estate here are being forced to pay double octroi on their consignments due to an unclear policy of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council. 

Government contractors feel pinch of notification
SAS NAGAR, July 21 — The local Government Contractors Association has demanded the withdrawal of a notification relating to the giving of contractual work on a priority basis to labour and construction cooperative societies by civic bodies.


Canadian Studies Centre for PU discussed
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Canadian High Commissioner in India, Mr Peter. F. Walker, visited the Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh today to discuss the setting up of a Canadian Studies Centre at the Panjab University. 

Outgoing VC faces flak
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — Members of the Panjab University Non-teaching Employees Federation rallied in front of the Administration Block for the second day today to protest against the last-minute appointments made by the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof M.M. Puri. 

School stands in slush
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — Government Girls High School, Sector 25, is crying for help. Providing education to 3,000 students, the building housing a high school as well a model middle school lacks even a proper approach road. One can see stagnant water at the entrance of the school. Stinking smell emanates from all around.

B.E., B. Arch admissions come to end
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The joint admissions to B.E. and B. Arch. came to an end today at Panjab University with all seats in all categories of B.E. (Chem) and B.E. (Agro-processing technology) for both the medical and non medical streams in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology being filled. Seats in all courses in Panjab Engineering College as well as Chandigarh College of Architecture have also been filled.

AIFUTA meeting tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — A meeting of the All-India Federation of University Teachers’ Association, will be held on July 23 at 11.30 am at the PUTA office, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Interviews for PU admissions
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The interviews for admission to B. Lib. I. Sc. will be held on July 27 at 9 am and to M.Lib.I.Sc on July 28 at 9 am at the Department of Library and Information Science, Panjab University.

Sodhi Ram’s remand extended
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Special Judge, CBI, and Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today extended the judicial remand of Mr Sodhi Ram and four other accused in the case pertaining to the leakage of question papers till August 2.


All a matter of heart
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — This show stands out for many reasons. A major one is the richness of the works of art on the display. Richness, not just in the sense of creativity, but also in the sense of selection. And going by the maturity of the works, it is difficult to believe that the artist is a first-time exhibitor of his photographs.


PU gym gets physiotherapy centre
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — A new physiotherapy centre in Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex of Panjab University was inaugurated by Prof M.M. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, here today. The inauguration function was attended by eminent sportspersons and various university officials.

Daleep betters record
CHANDIGARH, July 21— Daleep Chandel bettered his record in the Free Rifle prone senior men individual category on the second day of the 25th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at Sector 25 Patiali Rao Shooting ranges here today. He scored 276/300, while the previous best was 275/300.


Anandgarh panel meets on July 24
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Project Approval Committee on Anandgarh city will meet on July 24 to discuss and finalise the dossier, "The vision for the new city and guidelines to the architects". The meeting would be chaired by Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Minister of Housing and Urban Development.

Ambala-UT-Kalka electrified rail link
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Union Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, will open the Ambala-Chandigarh-Kalka electrified railway link at the Chandigarh railway station on July 24. 

MC panel favours Central pattern
Appointments on compassionate basis
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today recommended the adoption of the Central pattern regarding appointments on compassionate ground to the next of the kin of the deceased employees.

Cops get posting orders
CHANDIGARH, July 21 — The posting orders of the personnel who have been reverted from the airport security were issued here this evening.Top

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