Sunday, July 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Jubilant girls swing to the tune of the pattering rain to mark the beginning of Sawan at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Jubilant girls swing to the tune of the pattering rain to mark the beginning of Sawan at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

NC can withdraw support from NDA, warns Handoo
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The National Conference will withdraw support from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance if the BJP began implementing its own manifesto, said Mr P.L. Handoo, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, while speaking to the media here.

“Oxytocin not a health hazard”
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The peptide hormone oxytocin, used in the dairy industry for milk let down does not cause health hazards, either in the cattle or the human beings. Dr K.B. Mathur, a former scientist in the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, said this while speaking at a press conference here today.

Parents of medical aspirants move SC
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Parents associated with the Medical Entrance Problems Redressal Forum have petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the Central Board of Secondary Education from holding the counselling schedule to be held on August 2 for admissions to pre-medical and pre-dental courses on the basis of the "controversial" result of the entrance exam declared by the CBSE.

Pathak takes over as PU V-C

CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Prof Kare Narain Pathak took over as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University today. He replaces Prof. M.M. Puri who retires after a term of three years as the VC, Panjab University.

Should driving licence age be lowered to 16 ?
Kunal Aggarwal (18):
The driving licence age should not be lowered to 16. It could be made mandatory that a driving licence will be issued to a person who has a voter’s identity card. 

Vehicles speed past cops in absence of radars
SAS NAGAR, July 22 — In a case of putting the cart before the horse, the sign boards proclaiming the speed limits have been put on the roads in the sub-divisional headquarters without the means to check overspeeding. The traffic wing of the Ropar Police does not have a single radar to check the overspeeding vehicles.


Teej joys greet Rock Garden visitors
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — It was a perfect day for Teej celebrations in Rock Garden here today. A slightly overcast sky breaking into an occasional shower and persons in Punjabi attire on swings comprised the backdrop of the celebrations.


Two held with whisky
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The police has arrested two persons and seized 115 pouches of whisky.

Strike by Punwire staff continues
SAS NAGAR, July 22 — The hunger strike by employees of the Punjab Wireless Systems Limited under the banner of Punjab State Cooperative Board Employees Maha Sangh in support of their demands entered its 31st day today.

Mann inaugurates Net surfing centre
July 22 — People who do not have knowledge of the Internet or computers are almost illiterate. This was stated by Harbhajan Mann, a Punjabi singer, while talking to mediapersons after inaugurating Cyber World, an Internet surfing centre, in Phase VII here today.

AGM of CSI today
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The Annual General Meeting of the Computer Society of India, Chandigarh Chapter, will be held at IETE Building, Sector 30, on July 23, 2000 at 7.30 p.m.

None clears PU geology entrance test
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The much-awaited M.Sc I entrance test results were declared yesterday by Panjab University for the various courses in the medical and non-medical streams.

Results not declared
SAS NAGAR, July 22 — The Punjab School Education Board authorities could not declare the results of private candidates of humanities and vocational streams who had taken the Class XII examination of the board.

Course in pre-school education
CHANDIGARH, July 22 —The Indian National Portage Association has started a certificate course in pre-school education and portage classroom management. This was stated by Dr Tehal Kohli, chairperson, Department of Education, Panjab University, and president, INPA, here today.

Vacation work on display
PANCHKULA, July 22 — From tamashas to running of the locomotive, from information about various professions to the shrinking of the world on account of technology advancement, the exhibition at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here today, had it all.

Clarification on court order sought
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — In an application filed before a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a Kalka resident has sought clarification on an order against the registration of less than 1,000 sq m of land.

Ranjit's remand extended
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Baljinder Singh, today extended the judicial remand of Ranjit Bajaj till August 4 in a case of kidnapping and criminal intimidation.

Remand for two in rape case
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Mahender Singh, today sent two Dadu Majra residents, accused of raping their 10-year-old neice, to judicial remand till August 3. Rahul and Banti, the accused, were arrested by the Chandigarh police after being booked under Sections 376, 511 and 354 of the IPC.


The portrayal of the inner self
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — In the depths of the heart rest all elations and depressions. And sometimes what seems to be, is not. Reality and illusion keep conflicting all the time, because conflict is basic to the nature of man.

UT better in health care: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Administrator, UT, has claimed that both in terms of health care facilities and demographic profiles, Chandigarh is better off than its neighbouring states. He made this point while delivering a speech at the first meeting of the National Commission on Population in Delhi today.

The trauma of visiting the OPD
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — On both sides of the narrow corridor leading to Orthopaedic Out Patients Department at the PGI lie patients writhing in excruciating pain on the cold hard stretchers.

Abhinav’s portrait installed
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The life-size portrait of ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, who has been selected for the Sydney Olympics, installed in Sector 17, is drawing a large number of admirers and onlookers since today morning.

Aarti, Jasvinder lead
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Aarti Mehta was ahead in .22 prone (NR) senior women’s category with a score of 213/300 on the penultimate day of the 25th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at Patiali Rao Shooting Ranges, Sector 25, here today.

Squash circuit from August
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Squash lovers of the region will have something to cheer about with introduction of squash circuit from August. According to Mr Amitoj Inder Singh, Regional Director, Alchemy Sports Promotion Network, the tournament will be sponsored by the Bank of Punjab, which has agreed to provide prize money, amounting to Rs 40,000, in two tournaments during this circuit tournament, in October 2000 and January 2001.

These cops cannot make out-going calls
DERA BASSI, July 22 — Due to non-payment of telephone bills amounting to Rs 50,000, the Telecommunication Department has withdrawn the out-going call facility to the Dera Bassi police station, besides the two police posts at Mubarikpur and Lohgarh, resulting in inconvenience and harassment to people for the past week.

Keep strict vigil on civic amenities: Shanta
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — Alarmed at the deteriorating condition of the civic amenities in the wake of the incessant rain a couple of days back, the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today urged the officers of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to take precautionary measures to thwart the occurrence of such incidents.

8 Principals transferred
CHANDIGARH, July 22 — The UT Education Department has transferred eight Principals from different schools. Mrs Indira Dhingra, Principal of GMSSS, Sector 32, has been transferred to GMSSS, Sector 21, Mr Yoginder Sandhu, of GMSSS, Sector 40 to GMSSS, Sector 32 and Mr Rajesh Chowdhary, of GMSSS, Sector 18 to GMSSS, Sector 40.Top

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