Thursday, August 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee inaugurating Powergrid Corporation optical fibre network between Delhi and Chandigarh from his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Power Minister of State for Power Jayawanti Mehta are also seen in the picture. — PTI photo
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee inaugurating Powergrid Corporation optical fibre network between Delhi and Chandigarh from his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Power Minister of State for Power Jayawanti Mehta are also seen in the picture. — PTI photo

Sectors 48, 49 development begins
CHB told to pay Rs 3.25 crore
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — At last the Chandigarh Administration has kick-started the much-delayed process for the overall development of Sectors 48 and 49 by asking the Chandigarh Housing Board to pay up Rs 3. 25 crore deposited by cooperative housing societies for development works. 

Accord on sector guide maps
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today approved the agreement which had been entered into with Selvel Media Services Limited for the installation of coloured sector guide maps in Sectors 1 to 19 and 26 to 28 of the city. 



Punwire employees caned
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Several persons were injured when the police cane-charged the agitating employees of Punwire after they tried to break the security cordon near the housing board roundabout here this afternoon. The agitators assembled in front of Udyog Bhavan in Sector 17 and raised slogans against the state government for closing down the company. 
Punwire employees being lathi-charged at the CHB roundabout in Chandigarh on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Punwire employees being lathi-charged at the CHB roundabout in Chandigarh on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Getting tough with officials over water bills
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Officials of the Public Health Wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh are likely to be held accountable for late recovery of water bills.

10 illegal structures razed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — In a major anti-encroachment drive, enforcement wings of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the Estate Office today demolished over 10 illegal structures in Faidan village, bordering Sector 47 here.

Delhi-city OFC link opened
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The Chandigarh Administration is keen on tying up with power generation giant Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) for use of the optical fibre cable of the BBMB to have a direct link for Internet connectivity with Delhi. Through this cable the administration aims at directly landing at the Internet gateway in Delhi.


Botanical garden in 175 acres: panel
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Prof S.S. Beer, constituted by the Chandigarh Administration for setting up the botanical garden in city, today submitted its interim recommendations to the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).

Sonu Singla adjudged Lady of Teej
PANCHKULA, Aug 2 — A colourful programme marked the Teej celebrations at Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here today. Members of the Young Ladies Recreation Club arrived at the venue in their colourful best and put their best foot forward in the various contests organised by the club.

Phone exchange out of order
DERA BASSI, Aug 2 — Telephone subscribers of the township remained cut off for over 14 hours from the surrounding areas because of the sudden failure of the local telephone exchange past night.

City kids taking to pubs
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Pub culture has slowly but gradually taken its holdover Chandigarh teenagers. Thanks to satellite channels and their liquor advertisements which leave an impact on their minds. “The craze among teenagers to grow into a man quickly, is behind all this”, according to a psychologist.

Kids have a field day in the rain
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Its raining, its pouring and the children are enjoying. Heavy showers flooded the city streets this morning. The city has already experienced the maximum rainfall in the past five years during the two months of June and July this year.


Liquor vends sealed, beer seized
DERA BASSI, Aug 2 — The Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab has sealed all liquor vends in Lalru, Dera Bassi, Banur and Zirakpur for selling a brand of beer not meant for sale in Punjab.

Cops suspended for beating up scribe
SAS NAGAR, Aug 2 — Two local policemen involved in the alleged beating up of Saravmeet, a scribe of a Hindi daily published from Chandigarh, have been placed under suspension on the basis of an inquiry conducted by the Superintendent of Police (Detective), Mr J.S. Kahlon.

Revamp beat system: IGP
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — In an effort to strengthen police-public relations, the station house officers of the city have been asked to undertake patrolling with their men on foot in areas under their jurisdiction at regular intervals. Besides this, instructions have been passed to revamp the beat system.

MOH booked for firing in the air
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The police today registered a case against the Chandigarh Medical Officer of Health for reportedly firing in the air at the Industrial area cattle pond on Sunday night.

Father suspected of molesting daughter
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — An eight-year-old girl of a Panjab University employee was rushed to the General Hospital (Sector 16).


Forms for board supplementary exams
SAS NAGAR, Aug 2 — The Punjab School Education Board has fixed August 11 as the last date for receipt of admission forms without late fee in respect of re-appear and compartment candidates who were to appear in the tenth and 10+2 class supplementary examination scheduled to be held in September this year.

SBI man files papers for Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — A representative of the State Bank Of India, Mr Sanjeev Bandlish, filed his nomination for the Panjab University Senate elections, here today.

Sector 38 school needs attention
Aug 2 — All is not well with Government Senior Secondary School, Daddu Majra (Sector 38, West). The school is working under insanitary and unhygienic conditions, thanks to the dumping grounds located adjacent to the colony.

Formation of MC welcomed
PANCHKULA, Aug 2 — The Gram Vikas Samiti has welcomed the decision of the Haryana Government to form the municipal council in the town. The samiti said the MC would help achieve the objectives of the 74th Amendment (1992) to the Indian Constitution.

City government colleges overstaffed?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Following a survey done by the office of the Director Public Instruction, Colleges, early this year, 39 posts of lecturer in various government colleges of the city were declared surplus.

Bachelor of Education entrance results out
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Results of the entrance examination for Bachelor of Education courses for colleges in Punjab conducted by Panjab University this year were declared here today.

Sodhi Ram's remand extended
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The special judge for the CBI cases-cum- Additional District and Sessions judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today extended the judicial remand of Mr Sodhi Ram and four other accused till August 5 in the case pertaining to the alleged leakage of question papers.

Financier told to return cheques, money
PANCHKULA, Aug 2 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Escorts Finance Limited, Chandigarh, to return all blank cheques in its possession issued by the complainant, Mr J.L. Jindal, a resident of the city. 

Shopkeepers want shop allotment
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 —The Market Committee, Sector 52, has requested the municipal corporation to allot shops to the shopkeepers at cheaper rates in Sectors 52 and 53. 


Foreigners steal the show
Aug 2 — Talent unlimited was unleashed this evening at Tagore Theatre. And that was not just local talent, but also the one which came from across the borders. As the Rotary Club Chandigarh Mid-Town's valedictory international evening went under way today, a lot of international harmony and goodwill were secured by way of cultural exchanges between the Indian and the foreign youth.

Pepper, turmeric can work wonders
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — A household kitchen can provide cure for 50 per cent of the common ailments, says Mr D.C. Sharma, an ayurved, maintaining that cardamom, black pepper and turmeric are common spices which have tremendous curative value.

Nursing conference on August 5
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — The Trained Nurses Association of India, Chandigarh branch, will organise a conference on "Nursing and communication skills" at the conference hall of Government College and Hospital, Sector 32, on August 5 at 8.30 am.

Roohi: a hockey player waiting in the wings
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Roohi Dhillon, a trainee at the Sports Authority of India Training Centre, Sector 18 is knocking at the door of the Indian women hockey team for the past more than a year. At the age of 14, Roohi was selected for the centre. Today, six years later, she has moulded into a superb centre forward. 

Ramanpreet, Puneet win titles
CHANDIGARH, Aug 2 — Ramanpreet Lamba and Puneet Lamba won boys' and girls' titles, respectively, on the penultimate day of the 10th Chandigarh state carrom championship at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here today.Top

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