Monday, July 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


The Jharmal rivulet has severed the link between the Chandigarh-Ambala highway and some villages by sweeping away the roads, along with the causeway, near Dapper village.

The Jharmal rivulet has severed the link between the Chandigarh-Ambala highway and some villages by sweeping away the roads, along with the causeway, near Dapper village.

Villages' link with highway 
Road washed away; 40 villages cut off

Statute not up to mark: Tohra
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The need for autonomy and devolution of more powers to the states was once again stressed upon by the speakers on the concluding day of the seminar on Autonomy resolution as passed by the J&K Government and devolution of powers to states, organised by the Rashtriya Raksha Dal here today.

Two cheetah hides seized
PANCHKULA, July 23—Two cheetah hides were seized from a couple residing in Vasudevpura in Pinjore, here today. Acting on a tip-off in the afternoon, the police along with officials of the Wildlife Department raided the house of the accused.


Deviations upset former technocrats
“Why are they spoiling the city ? This is the question which has been agitating former chief engineers, architects and planners of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. They feel upset over every little deviation made from the existing rules, byelaws and controls.

5,000 original city residents await rehabilitation
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — Even as thousands of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been rehabilitated under controversial schemes at regular intervals, around 5,000 original residents of Chandigarh, who lived in villages that were uprooted to make way for posh sectors in the late 60s and 70s, are yet to be rehabilitated.


Need to eradicate poverty, illiteracy stressed
SAS NAGAR, July 23 — The population of the country cannot be stabilised till poverty and illiteracy are eradicated. Dr SK Sandhu, President of the local branch of the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), said this at a function organised to celebrate the 51st Foundation Day of the FPAI here today.

Living in hell-like conditions
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The roads running through Naya Gaon disappear into streets of cobbled stones with potholes as you move towards this village, five km from Chandigarh. It is worse for the commuters during the rains as water in the pits makes the journey “impossible”.

Residents allege discrimination
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The Joint Welfare Association of the residents of Sector 44-A has alleged discrimination by nodal officers in issuing notices to the residents for the removal of encroachments.


Uncertainty over Sodhi Ram’s re-arrest 
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — With Panjab University officials stating here today that they had not yet received any information on whether the CBI wanted to re- arrest Mr Sodhi Ram, the status of the paper leakage case remains quite uncertain.

Three theft cases reported in city
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — As many as three thefts were reported from the city in the past two days. Mr Mohammad Sabeer, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26, alleged that gold and silver jewellery and two wrist watches were stolen from his residence yesterday, afternoon while he was away from his home.

Vegetable prices rise
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The prices of commonly-used vegetables have witnessed a slight increase in the past fortnight.

‘Refund cases not in panel’s purview’
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The refund cases are outside the purview of the Customs and the Central Excise Settlement Commission, Mr D.S. Solanki, commission Chairman, clarified at a meeting organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Haryana Nivas here yesterday.


University teachers’ dharna on August 14
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — University teachers of the region have decided to hold a nationwide protest on August 14, if the Government of India fails to honour the assurances given to the teachers earlier this month regarding their long-pending demands.


Bina Mistry performs at Disco Theatre in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph
Bina Mistry performs at Disco Theatre in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph

The unassuming girl and her earthy album

CHANDIGARH, July 23 — Had it not been for the zing in her, her songs would have hit the market and died out. But they lasted despite the world not quite knowing who the singer was. These songs are fresh in memory, especially the one in which Neelam dances to Feeling Hot on the majestic beaches of Seychelles.

Cultural evening at Press Club
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — The Chandigarh Press Club will organise a cultural evening and a mega show in collaboration with NIFD, Chandigarh on July 28.

Experts suggest regular monitoring of BP
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — Hypertension, a common disease, is a silent killer in view of the complications it causes. In 90 per cent of the cases, the disease remains undiagnosed as patients have no such symptoms. The remaining 10 per cent report with symptoms of headache, dizziness and blurring of vision.

If your kid is on drugs, seek professional help
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — Synthetic drug abuse is on the rise in the city. The trend is becoming increasingly visible in school and college-going students. According to reports, the observed increase, especially in codeine containing cough syrup, during the past decade has been as much as eight-fold.


Aarti steals the show
CHANDIGARH, July 23 — Aarti Mehta stole the show in the women’s section by winning every possible title in the Chandigarh shooting meet, which concluded at Patiali ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25, here today.Top

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