Monday, July 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A flock of geese sets out for the prize catch early in the morning at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
A flock of geese sets out for the prize catch early in the morning at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Who is entitled to PU Health Centre facility?
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — A spate of demands has put the Panjab University Health Centre in the eye of a storm. 

YTTS—A ray of hope for disabled, poor kids
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — Prahlad is nine, though he looks not more than five years old. This malnourished boy was afflicted with polio when he was three. Since then, his legs lost the power to carry his weight. He was shown a ray of hope by an NGO and today, he is able to stand erect with the help of a support. 

Panel for IT corporation
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The setting up of Information Technology Corporation, allotment of land at Punjab Engineering College to IT units, a strategic tie-up with Bangalore and the need to have an IT college on the lines of the IIIT, Hyderabad, are some important suggestions put forward by a committee of the Chandigarh Administration that went to study IT applications in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

  Panchkula residents oppose MC
PANCHKULA, July 30 — The residents' welfare associations of various sectors of the city today resolved to oppose the formation of a municipal corporation. The idea has again gained momentum after it was down twice by the previous governments.


New Home Secretary in August
HE Chandigarh Administration is all set to get its new Home Secretary in August. While the obvious choice appears to be Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, a few formalities are still to be gone through before a formal notification is made. After a fortnight-long training abroad, the Finance Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh, is also expected to join back in the coming week. In fact, June and July were the months when one or more officers were away — either on leave or for training outside.



Pilot’s cremation today
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — Among the five persons killed in an air crash in Mandi district yesterday was the pilot, Mr Jagjit Singh Ghuman, a war decorated soldier. He was a Group Captain in the IAF.

Programme postponed
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The 'Meet the Press' programme with Mr Shanta Kumar, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Supplies, scheduled to be held at the Chandigarh Press Club on July 31, has been postponed due to the Parliament session.

210 saplings planted
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The Lions Club Rose celebrated vanamahotsava by planting 210 saplings in the Himshikha Housing Board Colony here today.

CTCC workers' camp ends
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The two-day state-level training camp for workers of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee concluded here today.

Idols installed
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The Sri Sanatan Dharm Mandir Sabha, Milk Colony, Dhanas, here organised a week-long religious function in connection with the installation of the idols of Baba Balaknath and Sri Bharthari at the temple. The function began on July 23.

  • Snakes in Sukhna Lake area

  • Stray dogs

  • Sukhna lights

  • Low-budget tourists

  • Pumping ground water

  • Kashmiri migrants


Rickshaw-puller hit by car, dies
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — A rickshaw-puller, Ram Niwas, died after he was hit by a Maruti car near the traffic lights of Sectors 27 and 28.

Fashion design studio inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — Top models of the country Sheetal Malhar and Nina Manual inaugurated a new Fashion Design Studio of the National Institute of Fashion Design here yesterday.


St Stephen's shines at Chandigarh quiz
July 30 — Joseph Tito was the first head of the state to visit Chandigarh; fashion designer JJ Valaya is an alumnus of the local SD College; Le Corbusier's Edict is based on the "Charter of Ethens"; Rudyard Kipling's father was the Principal of Mayo School of the Arts, Lahore (now Chandigarh College of Art).

Legal Services Authority recast 
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted both the Chandigarh Legal Services Authority and the District Legal Services Authority.

Judicial probe sought into lathi charge
SAS NAGAR, July 30 — The Hind Mazdoor Sabha today demanded a judicial probe into yesterday's lathi charge by the local police on members of the Godrej-GE Employees Union allegedly at the behest of the management of the company. Strict action against the police officials who ordered the cane charge has also been sought by the sabha.

Rafi awards for Seema and Devinder
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — When melody plays, even the heavens stand in ovation. That is exactly what happened at Tagore Theatre where the entire singing talent of the North seemed to have converged to offer the gathering an evening of lifetime. The event was the singing contest organised by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society which is dedicated to hunting talent and arranging a platform for it.

Focus on lens care
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — There is need to ensure that patients are selected carefully, imparted proper instructions about lens care and that the lenses are fitted by trained and educated contact lens practitioners.



Bon Sante wins inter-club title
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — Rabinder Pal Singh of the Bon Sante Chandigarh won the Mr Inter Club title in the first Mr Inter Club Body Building Championship organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Body Building Association at DAV College, Sector 10, here today. Bon Sante, which has produced body builders of repute, also won the overall championship and the runner-up trophy went to the Muscle Up Health Club.

Carrom championship
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — Sanjay Negi, fourth seed, bowed out of the 10th Chandigarh State Carrom championship being played here at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, today. He lost to Devinderjit Singh at 25-9, 03-25, 12-14.


DC heads Zila Sainik Board
CHANDIGARH, July 30 — The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the Zila Sainik Board with the Deputy Commissioner as its President and the Zila Sainik Welfare Officer as its Secretary.Top

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