Wednesday, August 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Girls of Laxmibai Hostel swing to celebrate the Teej festival at Panjab University on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

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CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — If all goes off as planned, long hours of breakdowns on the important northern power grid will be a thing of the past.

Greeting them even after death
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — If your family were to receive a birthday greeting card consistently every year for 10 years after the death of that family member how would your family feel? Odd hurt or angered? This is exactly how the Panjab University Alumni Association was greeting some of its members till just a year ago.

Tripura Police to recruit local youth
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — The Tripura State Rifles and the Tripura Police have decided to recruit eligible youth from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and the Chandigarh riflemen and enrolled followers.


Reconsider selection, HC tells PGI
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Allowing a writ petition filed by Dr K.P. Singh, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the governing body of the Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research to “reconsider the matter regarding his appointment as Assistant Professor in Endocrinology at the next meeting”.

Traffic cops to paint truck numbers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — To check the practice of concealing registration numbers of commercial vehicles, the traffic police will start a drive to paint the numbers boldly at prominent places at its expense.

Cultural vibes across borders
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — It is yet another attempt at preserving cultural harmony across geographical borders. Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown has brought together about 14 students from 12 countries across the world to share cultural concerns with Chandigarhians.


Khadi workers begin nationwide protest
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Khadi workers today began a nationwide protest against the uncertain policies of the Central Government.

UN Year of dialogue among civilisations
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — The General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed the year, 2001 as the United Nations year of “Dialogue Among Civilisations”. The council of administration of the UPU has proposed that a commemorative postage stamp be issued on the subject.

Gurpurb celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40, celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Hakrishan with fervour and gaiety here today. 

‘Concentrate on population control’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — “The central point of all religious teachings is service to the underprivileged. Our scriptures and teachers have also taught us to seek God in human nature,” said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, while speaking at the installation ceremony of Mr Sandeep Luthra as President of the Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik for the year 2000-2001, here yesterday.

‘Operation clean and green’ launched
PANCHKULA, Aug 1 — Having initiated a project for making a model sector in the city, the Residents Welfare Association of Sector 12 has adopted the slogan of “operation clean and green” and launched a drive to plant trees in their sector.

Hingoli councillors laud MC
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — A delegation of councillors from Hingoli, headed by Mayor, Ms Anjali Arun Paturkar, today met the Chandigarh Mayor, Ms Shanta Ahbilashi, the councillors and officers of the civic body.

Highest rainfall in 5 years
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Rainfall in the city during the months of June and July this year has been the maximum ever recorded in the past five years. Already, the city has received a whopping 69 centimetre of rain in 61 days of the monsoon that is calculated from June 1 to September 30.

Inner Wheel Club chief installed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Mrs Neera Malhotra was installed as President of the Inner Wheel Club by its District Chairman, Mrs Sunita Sharma, here today. Mrs Malhotra unfolded her plan of action for the year ahead.


Sector 45 resident killed in accident
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — A sector 45 resident was killed after being hit and injured by a truck near the Sector 45-46 roundabout late last night.

Cops beat up scribe
SAS NAGAR, Aug 1 — Journalists of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar today condemned the beating up of the Senior Staff Correspondent of Dainik Bhaskar, Mr Sarvmeet Singh, by the local police here past night.

Medical Officer fires shots in air
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Tension gripped the area around the cattle pond in the Industrial Area when the UT Medical Officer of Health of the local Municipal Corporation, Dr S.S. Cheema, reportedly fired a couple of shots in the air from his personal revolver on Sunday night.

4,264 vehicles challaned
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — As many as 4,264 vehicles were challaned during the 10-day drive, which ended yesterday.

JAC supports Punwire employees
SAS NAGAR, Aug 1 — Traffic at the traffic lights near the PCL remained blocked for some time when members of the Joint Action Committee of Punjab and UT Employees today took out a procession in support of the demands of Punwire employees from the Phase 7 unit of Punwire to the house of the Minister of State for Industries, Mr Jagir Singh Bhullar, in Sector 71 here today.

Sandhu heads management panel
SAS NAGAR, Aug 1 — Mr S.S. Sandhu, President of the Mohali President Association, has been appointed Chairman of the Institute Management Committee  constituted by the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, for the Industrial Training Institute, SAS Nagar.


Teej celebrated at PU hostel
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Beautiful young women in vibrant colours and with smiles, raindrops caressing swings, the smell of fresh kheer, maalpuae and ghevar, excitement is in the air...teej is here. 

Orders reserved on Ranjit's bail plea
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved orders on a petition filed by Ranjit Bajaj, the son of senior Punjab IAS officers, for the grant of bail in a kidnapping and criminal intimidation case.

Bail in assault case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Mahender Singh, today granted bail to city resident, Bikram and others in an assault case. They were directed to be released after furnishing personal bonds of Rs 5,000 along with surety of the same amount

Bail denied in allurement case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — The bail application moved by Anees Jamma, better known as Bangali Baba, accused of enticing a Panchkula housewife, was today dismissed as withdrawn by Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Police remand in JE murder case
SAS NAGAR, Aug 1 — The four suspects arrested by the local police in connection with the murder of the junior engineer in the horticulture wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority have been remanded to police custody till August 4. They were today produced before the Duty Magistrate, Kharar.

Dhaba owner acquitted
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Tehal Singh, owner of a Sector 22 dhaba, was today acquitted by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, in a bounce cheque case after he submitted Rs 2 lakh to the court.


Bringing nature to city's doorstep
Aug 1 — Nothing pleases like pleasure. A perennial source of pleasure is nature, which has been painted at its best by Sushma, a Jalandhar-based artist, whose first solo exhibition opened at IndusInd Bank Art Gallery, Sector 8, here today.

Discussion on problems of adolescents
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — A wide range of adolescent problems ranging from emotional disturbance to behavioural patterns to skin and other related health issues and their solutions were discussed at an interaction organised by the Chandigarh Administration and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics to commemorate the first teenagers day here today.

‘All diseases linked to frustration, agony’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Whenever Jasvinder faced someone in authority, he would almost suffer a nervous breakdown. “In fact, I would get so confused that I suffered palpitation and pain in my heart.” The profession Jasvinder was in, he knew that medicines alone would not help and that he had to see a psychoanalyst.

Science seminar
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1— The State Institute of Education, Sector 32, organised a state Science Seminar in collaboration with National Council of Science Museums, New Delhi. As many as 10 students from various schools participated in the seminar.


DAV boys win sub-junior basketball tourney
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Boys of DAV Public School, Sector 8, won the UT Sub-Junior Basketball Championship which concluded here today in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

ISBT (Sec 43) to issue bus passes
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 — Concessional bus passes will now also be issued at the new Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 43.

Tax collection through cheque launched
CHANDIGARH, Aug 1 —The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Ms Surinder Pal Kaur, today launched the new scheme of income tax and direct tax collection through cheque at the Punjab and Sind Bank in Sector 17-B here.Top

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