Friday, July 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Administration suggests changes in advisory panel
More representation advocated for councillors
CHANDIGARH, July 27 —The Chandigarh Administration has proposed certain changes in constitution of the Home Minister’s Advisory Committee suggesting more representation to the elected councillors than proposed in the ministry’s guidelines some years ago.

Electric trolley buses planned
Five routes short-listed
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking in collaboration with the Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited has short-listed five major routes areas in the city where electric trolley bus system will operate.

Dug-up trenches like this will be a thing of the past once the civic body introduced new trenchless technology in Chandigarh.
Dug-up trenches like this will be a thing of the past once the civic body introduced new trenchless technology in Chandigarh.
  A trenchless technology machine in operation. 
A trenchless technology machine in operation. 
Trench-digging to be a thing of past
MC introducing trenchless technology
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — Road cuts and trench-digging for laying underground cables and pipes will be a thing of the past in the city. This follows the proposal of the local Municipal Corporation to introduce trenchless technology  in the city.

  Employees thwart bid to lock factory
SAS NAGAR, July 27 — An attempt to lock up the premises of Punjab Power Packs Ltd here today by officials of the Punjab State Electronics Development and Production Corporation backfired as employees had entered the unit much before the official time.

HC appoints provisional liquidator for Punwire
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — Appointing a provisional liquidator, Mr Justice J.S. Khehar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that he would forthwith take charge of the assets and affairs of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire).


Make police humane: Subramanian

CHANDIGARH, July 27 — “It is quality and not quantity that can make the police humane,” says Dr S. Subramanian, a former Director-General of both the Central Reserve Police Force  and the National Security Guard, maintaining that normal policing has suffered because of “disorder” in the country.

Rehabilitate stray animals: Maneka
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — Union Minister for Social Justice and empowerment Maneka Gandhi has emphasised the need of educating people about the care of animals and more and more funds need to be raised for the rescue and rehabilitation of stray animals.

Mixed response to HUDA drive
PANCHKULA, July 27 —The just concluded drive to remove encroachments in residential areas of the city has resulted in many hopes and despairs. Some people are happy while others are shattered.

Paramedical staff hold rally
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — Members of the Punjab Paramedical Health Employees Union staged a rally in support of their long-pending demands in front of the state health directorate here today.


Two held for kidnapping
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The police has arrested two persons on the charge of kidnapping a Bapu Dham Colony resident here this noon.

2 Jhansi residents arrested
PANCHKULA, July 27— The police has arrested two Jhansi residents on the charges of defrauding a local resident here today. They were sent in police custody for a day and interrogation is on.

8 firms short-listed for ‘wired city’ project
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — A total of eight companies — all of them major players in the telecom and information technology sector — have been shortlisted by a team of the Chandigarh Administration for its futuristic ‘’wired city ‘’ project which entails providing of top class connectivity to city residents.

Corporation to recover loan money of 1.13 crore
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — An amount of Rs 1.13 crore is due to be recovered by the Chandigarh Scheduled Caste, Backward Class and Minorities Financial and Development Corporation from its loanees. This sum is the total of various loans the corporation has given.


Seminar on E-governance
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The regional branch for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh of the Indian Institute of Public Administration will hold a seminar on E-governance tomorrow (July 28) at the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University.

Heavy rush for college admissions
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — A business related streams, including commerce, computers and management, were the most sought after on the first day of regular admissions in colleges affiliated to Panjab University here today.

Last date extended
SAS NAGAR, July 27 — The Punjab School Education Board has postponed the last date of admissions under the open school scheme matriculation course, with a payment of Rs 25, from July 31 to August 10.


From acting to making candles
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — About three decades down the lane, Dimple Kapadia, the woman who has almost become synonymous with the very definition of beauty, is still the same.

Sufism dwells on harmony: Hans
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — “The world is being ravaged buy divisive forces, communal tension, materialistic tendencies and economic disparities. Harmony, peace and mutual understanding are the need of the hour.” These views were expressed by Punjabi folk singer Hans Raj Hans at a seminar on “Sufism in music”, organised by the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends here today.


Sub-junior basketball tourney begins
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The UT sub-junior basketball championship for under 13 section in boys and girls began here today at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 where children in the age group lined up well before the match for this three-day tournament organised by the Chandigarh Basketball Association.


Gyaneshwar Bharti
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The Union Home Ministry has placed the services of Mr Gyaneshwar Bharti, an IAS officer of the UT cadre, at the disposal of the Chandigarh Administration for appointment as a Subdivisional Magistrate. Mr Bharti is expected to join next week.

Top priority to sanitation, water in rural schools
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — For drinking water supply, sullage drainage and school sanitation, powers will be decentralised to gram panchayats. This was stated by the Rural Development and Panchayats Minister, Punjab, Mr Nirmal Singh Kahlon.

Firemen’s selection stopped
SAS NAGAR, July 27 — Hundreds of applicants for posts of fireman faced frustration and disappointment when the recruitment by the local Municipal Council came to a halt today following directions from the Directorate of Local Government.

Encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — In a major anti-encroachment operation, enforcement staff removed encroachments from the Sector 34, 30 and 20-C markets here today.

Alliance flight cancelled
CHANDIGARH, July 27 — The Alliance Air flight to Chandigarh from New Delhi scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled, Mr Rajinder Kumar, Station Manager of the airline, said here today.Top

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