Tuesday, July 25 , 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Constable subjected to third-degree torture by SI, three others
SAS NAGAR, July 24 — In a freak incident, a Punjab Police Constable posted at the police post in Tangori village, near here, was tortured by a Sub-Inspector of the Punjab Police, Surjit Chand, and his three accomplices at a hotel on the Kharar-Banur road near here on Saturday night. 

Dharna against Anandgarh project
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — Defying orders prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons, Naya Gaon and Janata Colony dwellers, led by Punjab’s ex-Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today raised slogans in front of the Punjab Chief Minister’s house against the Anandgarh project, besides the demolition drive launched by the Punjab Urban Development Authority.

Electric engines ‘more efficient’
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — Only 1.6 per cent of the total power generated in the country is consumed by the Railways for running electric trains. This, in turn, saves the country from importing diesel worth about Rs 3,500 crore.
Shatabdi travellers 
Second entry to railway station to benefit Panchkulaites

PSEB consumers a harassed lot 
SAS NAGAR, July 24 — Consumers of the Punjab State Electricity Board have demanded the streamlining of work connected with power bill payment so that they are not put to harassment.



A silted and choked pond, which once served as a lifeline for Hamirgarh and Kanchanpur villages, before they were acquired for Chandigarh Capital Project  The pond after the removal of silt and garbage by mechanical means
Left: A silted and choked pond, which once served as a lifeline for Hamirgarh and Kanchanpur villages, before they were acquired for Chandigarh Capital Project and Right: The pond after the removal of silt and garbage by mechanical means
CAPE project revives village pond
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The Children’s Alliance for Protection of the Environment, a unit of the Environment Society of India, has revived a village pond after nearly half a century of neglect.

Sober confessions of an alcoholic

CHANDIGARH, July 24 — My name is Sanjeev. Coming from a well-to-do family, I was given all the facilities and comforts I wanted. We lived in Kenya and I drove to school in my own car. However, before I proceed any further, I think it is important to divulge here that I have been an alcoholic. And my story has been that of being to hell and back.

Rotary Club plans computer centre
PANCHKULA, July 24 — New office-bearers of the Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club have taken over charge. While Mr Ramakant Bhardwaj has been installed President, Dr Shobhit Ghai is Secretary of the Rotary Club, and Mrs Damayanti Aggarwal has been installed new President of Inner Wheel Club.

Regularised structures may violate PUDA rules
ZIRAKPUR, July 24 — The Punjab Government is in a quandary over the fate of thousands of structures, which came up within the limits of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat during its tenure, after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed its notification.

Unending agony for this canine
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The first blow to this hapless creature was dealt by nature which snatched two of its pups from it. Later, it was the alleged callousness of the human hand which caused her unending pain.

‘Don’t tinker with roundabouts’
S we all know, Chandigarh is developing and growing, at quite a rapid pace. So it becomes necessary to make efforts to maintain the basic character of the city. Other than the architectural character and the sector-wise layout that endears this city to most people is the feeling of openness, the feeling of space.


Boy arrested for stealing cash
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The police has arrested a boy on the charges of stealing a bag containing Rs 15,000 from a person in the market of Sector 22.

Steps to curb illicit trade in butterflies
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The Zoological Survey of India, has issued instructions to the heads of its 16 regional stations to keep a strict watch on the persons engaged in the illegal collection of butterflies. 

Zinc factory: a bane for villagers
PANCHKULA, July 24 — A factory dealing with the production of zinc at Maheshpur has become a major cause of concern for the villagers as well as shop owners functioning in its vicinity. 

Flour millers seek uniform sales tax
PANCHKULA, July 24 — The Panchkula Press Club organised a “Meet-the-Press” programme with participants from the North Zone Flour Milling industry and the city chapter of the Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


‘Kids love activity-based teaching’
CHANDIGARH, July 24 —The British education system could pick up a lot from the education system prevailing in India, said Ms Eleanor Watts, an author of a series of books for primary school children and a renowned teacher trainer of the UK. She was here today in the city to conduct a workshop for primary school teachers, organised by Orient Longman.

Senior secondary results out
SAS NAGAR, July 24 — A heavy rush of students was witnessed at the enquiry counter of the Punjab School Education Board here today as the board authorities came out with the result gazette of candidates of the vocational stream and private candidates of humanities stream of the senior secondary examinations.

Workshop for primary teachers
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The geography starts with the classroom, the children start moving from home and school to the state, country and the world outside. Civics start with rules in house, school and street and finally the laws of the country.

Admission rush in English Department
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The English Department, Panjab University was witness to an enormous rush of students seeking admission to MA (I). Out of the 986 candidates who had applied 631 appeared in the entrance test for 125 seats.

Harassed students await marksheets
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — Even weeks after the results of various graduate and undergraduate classes having been declared by the Panjab University, the detail marksheets of the candidates have failed to reach even local colleges.


Bengal art — where simplicity is the forte
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — From the frescos at Ajanta and the Mughal, Rajput and Pahari miniatures to a soft portrayal of unassuming village life — the artists of the Bengal School of Art have always sought inspiration from varied sources. 

Human concerns in animal images
oung Rajat Barun Mahapatra sat in the small shop in Calcutta that served as his dwelling and gazed across the road at students of Government College of Art, sketching and painting street scenes outside the college. 

Cannabis surrounds de-addiction centre
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — Contrasts exist side by side in every walk of life. The PGI is no exception, with a drug de-addiction centre functioning in the midst of a profuse growth of cannabis which has overrun most of the unkempt open spaces.

55 treated at camp
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — A four-day free acupressure and acupuncture camp was inaugurated by Dr N.K. Grover at Lions Bhavan here today. The camp was organised jointly by Lions Club, Chandigarh, Host and Nightingale and was sponsored by Elegance Herbal Beauty Parlour.


Football academy boys to report on August 7
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The boys selected for the Chandigarh Football Academy, the first of its kind in this part of the country, have been asked to report on August 7. This was disclosed by Mr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director Sports, UT Administration.

Sushil Sharma is secretary to VC
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The PU Vice-Chancellor’s first working day in office was a busy one with various teaching and non-teaching staff associations and students’ associations paying visit to the VC in his office at Panjab University. 

Road clearing, repair to be expedited
CHANDIGARH, July 24 — The Roads Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, at its meeting here today, decided to expedite the clearing of the road berms and kerbs, besides getting repaired the road cuts damaged due to the recent heavy rains. Top

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