Tuesday, August 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Power board staff to gherao Parliament
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Engineers, technical workers and other employees of the electricity boards in the country have raised a banner of revolt against the proposed enactment of the Electricity Bill, 2000.

JE killed by wife’s paramour
SAS NAGAR, July 31 — The 45-year-old junior engineer of the Horticulture Wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority who went missing a month ago has been murdered. The case came to light when Sohan Singh, allegedly involved in the murder of the JE, Bhoop Singh, was arrested by the local police here today.

CHB allots houses to couples jointly
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — To encourage the retention of tenements and land sites allotted to slum dwellers under the rehabilitation scheme, the Chandigarh Housing Board  has come up with an innovative scheme which intends to put a check on the illegal sale and transfer of the allotted property.

Firms not to pay for laying OFC
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The firms, which will lay optical fibre cable for the dream "wired city" project of the Chandigarh Administration, will not pay any ground rent to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for digging the earth along the roads, it is learnt.

Land allotted for police lines
PANCHKULA, July 31 — The process of the long-awaited proposal of setting up police lines in the district has been set in motion with 52 acres having been acquired near Ramgarh for the purpose. The land has been handed over to the police department by the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

HUDA told to restore plot to original allottee
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Allowing the appeal of an employee, Ms Tripta Rani, against the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has set aside the order of District Forum I which had turned down the complainant's plea of restoring the legally allotted plot to her.



Recarpeting of Kalka-Ambala highway raises eyebrows
DERA BASSI, July 31 — The quality of recarpeting carried out at the cost of several crores on the Kalka-Ambala National Highway, just three months ago, speaks volumes about the reportedly shoddy workmanship of the building and roads wing of the Public Works Department.

A difficult road to walk on
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The potholed road from Dhanas to Togan village is again full of rain water and slush, making it impossible for commuting. One cannot even walk on this kilometer-long stretch because of the constant danger of slipping.

Inflated water bill alleged
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — There has been a spurt in the complaints against wrong water meter readings by the staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

‘Article 25 gives separate identity to Sikhs’
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The World Sikh Intellectual Council at a press conference here today, protested against those who have opposed the reference to Sikhs in Article 25 of the Constitution as being construed to be a part of the Hindu community in general.

Municipal corporation formation debated
PANCHKULA, July 31 — The formation of a municipal corporation has nothing to do with development in the city. It is bound to translate into increased taxes and deplorable business conditions. 

Age is no deterrent for him
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Age has not deterred his determination to work for others. A recipient of a commendation certificate for his services for the social cause, Mr Brij Nath Sharma, a former official of the Punjab Government, was also awarded two gold watches. Moving into the nineties within the next 10 days, he is still full of zeal and vigour.



Two arrested in assault case
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The police has arrested Bikram and Vikrant on the charges of assaulting Mr Pankaj Kapoor, a resident of Sector 44. In his complaint, Mr Kapoor has alleged that the two along with Marry and two other boys assaulted him and snatched his gold chain.

Revolver found
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — A .32 bore revolver was found from malba of a wall near Panjab University here today.


Octroi collection auction put off
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The decision of the local municipal council to pass on the system of octroi collection in this town to private hands from August 8 has been deferred till the forthcoming elections to the civic body. 

Computerised banks to accept IT payments
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — One of the frequent complaints of taxpayers is that income tax has to be paid only in the designated bank branches and the branches are limited in number, located at long distance for some of the taxpayers.


3 become Senate members
CHANDIGARH, July 31— Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh, Dr Jagdish Kaur Bains, Principal, Dev Samaj College for Education, Ambala, and Dr Govinder Dhillon, Principal, Darbara Singh College of Education, Lopon (Ferozepore), have been selected as members of the Panjab University Senate from the professional college principals constituency.

Legal literacy camp for villagers
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown held a legal literacy camp at Sarangpur village yesterday. The camp, held in collaboration with the Department of Adult Continuing and Extension Education, Panjab University, was attended by a large number of residents of the village.

Seminar on tectonics inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Mr K.N. Pathak, inaugurated the three-day seminar on “The Structure and Tectonics of the Indian Plate” organised by The Centre for Advanced Studies in Geology today on the university campus.

New course
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Department of French, Panjab University, is offering a new course from this session in Scientific and Technical Translation, the interviews for admission to which would be held on August 11 at the department.

Date for LLM forms extended
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Department of Laws, Panjab University, has extended the last date for receipt of application forms for LLM (I) to August 7.


Compensation for phone subscriber
SAS NAGAR, July 31— A local telephone subscriber has been awarded a compensation of Rs 1,000 by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ropar, for being put to harassment by the Chandigarh Telecom circle on account of his faulty phone connection for over a year.

Judicial remand for rickshaw-puller
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — A Judicial Magistrate today remanded a rickshaw-puller, accused of carrying drugs, to judicial custody for 14 days. The accused, Shyam Swaroop, was arrested on July 28 and was in police custody till today.

Principal’s bail plea rejected
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The anticipatory bail plea moved by the Principal and the Director, Principal of Central Mission School in Sector 9 here, in a cheating case, was today dismissed by an Additional District and Sessions Judge.



Balle balle with Lashkara
July 31 — Balle balle te shawa shawa, a variety entertainment programme laced with comedy, will be telecast on Lashkara channel tomorrow at 8 p.m. 

AIDS-control workshop for NGOs
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — The Punjab State AIDS Control Society has organised a state-level training workshop for the NGOs. This three-day workshop will provide technical knowledge to the NGOs engaged in targeted interventions for various groups like truck drivers, migrant labourers, students and industrial workers.


Narrow win for Sector 16 cagers
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Sumeet of the Sector 16 Government Girls Coaching Centre was the chief architect of her team's narrow win over the Sector 26 Government High School in the final match of the UT Sub-Junior Basketball Tournament in the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School here today.

Subash pockets carrom crown
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Defending champion Subash won the veteran men's singles title of the Xth Chandigarh State Carrom Championship in St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here today.

Schedule for new session announced
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Circle kabaddi, ball badminton, softball, throwball, yoga and archery are some of the new disciplines to be introduced by the UT Education Department in inter-school tournaments for middle standard onwards this session.

Badminton meet concludes
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Sachin Garg displayed his prowess by winning the under- 16 boys singles title in the final of the District Badminton Championship, which concluded yesterday at the Sector 7 Community Centre, Panchkula.

Under-10 title for Shiva
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Shiva Sangwan captured the under-10 boys singles title in a pulsating three-set encounter against Uday Karan Puniha in the CLTA Open Tennis Tournament held here yesterday at CLTA Courts, Sector 10.

Student-teachers are guests of Jacob
CHANDIGARH, July 31— An effort by a group of students to educate slum children today got recognition from none other than the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob, who called them to Raj Bhavan to appreciate them and share their experiences.

MCC meeting adjourned amid pandemonium
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Even as the meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh ended without transacting any business today, factional fighting in the ruling BJP again came to the fore.

Major-Gen Batra retires
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Major-Gen R.K. Batra, head of the EME branch in the Western Command, retired today after 46 years of service in the Indian army.

S.K. Aggarwal retires
CHANDIGARH, July 31 — Prof S.K. Aggarwal, Director, Technical Education, Chandigarh and Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, retired today after more than 35 years of service.Top

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