Friday, August 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Cape buffalo Rani with her calf in their enclosure at the Chhat Bir Zoo. — A Tribune photograph
Cape buffalo Rani with her calf in their enclosure at the Chhat Bir Zoo. — A Tribune photograph

Peace talks must prevail, feel city Kashmiris
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Reacting to the killings in Kashmir and also the ongoing talks between Hizbul mediators and the Government of India, the zonal coordinator of Panun Kashmir, Ms Nymphia Koul, says ''We had not anticipated that killings of such a magnitude could take place after a ceasefire had been announced by the Hizbul.'' 

Farooq must step down: city parties
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Political parties and social organisations have reacted sharply to the killing of a hundred people in Kashmir in the past 48 hours.

Involve Pandits in talks: Panun
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3— The core group of the local unit of the Panun Kashmir met this evening and announced that it did not recognise the ongoing talks between the Hizbul Mujahideen and the government which were not involving the Kashmiri Pandits.

PGI gets hi-tech machine for cancer
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, PGI, will shortly be administered more accurate treatment. The department has procured a state-of-the-art computerised therapy CT stimulator for treatment planning.



Cape buffalo delivers a calf
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Rani, the Cape buffalo of South Africa, has given birth to a calf at the Chhat Bir zoo. This has come as a welcome sign as this is the first time that a Cape buffalo calf has been born at the zoo. The bad-tempered animal of Africa has never been tamed. It can kill lions with its heavy hoofs and horns.

Mohali lacks dumping ground
SAS NAGAR, Aug 3 — Unable to find a proper site on the outskirts of the town, the local municipal council has started dumping garbage adjacent to houses the on the main road diving Phase 11 and Sector 48.

Zealous youngsters change the face of Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Chandigarh, the City Beautiful, long considered a place of “chitiyan dhadiyan and hariyan haddiyan”, is not the same any more. The city is full of zest and vigour and people are having a good time. People of different ages have their own opinion regarding the social life of the city.


Two girls abducted in city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Two cases of abduction have been reported from the city. In the first case, Mr Prithi Singh, a resident of Sector 39, reported that Surinder Pal Singh, his wife and his two sons, Sonu and Monu, all residents of Sector 35, have abducted his daughter.

Excise evasion detected
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — The anti-evasion staff of the Central Excise Division, Amritsar, falling under the jurisdiction of the Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh-II, have detected the evasion of excise duty to the tune of Rs 32 lakh by an Amritsar-based 100 per cent export-oriented unit.

Industrialists seek more big units
SAS NAGAR, Aug 3 — The Mohali Industries Association has demanded the setting up of more large-scale industrial units in the town, besides the provision of a common effluent-treatment plant.


VC seeks cooperation for upgrading exam system
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak, today urged cooperation from all quarters, particularly the non-teaching staff, in upgrading the examination system.

Technical field best suited for kids
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — “The best-suited fields for children to follow at the higher level in the current education scenario were technical or professional courses”, said Mr Vinod Sharma, an Assistant Regional Employment Officer, while addressing a batch of students from the local St Xaviers School at Panjab University here today.

Tax-free donations for PU soon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — A Panjab University Alumni Association’s Canadian chapter will soon get the status of a “prescribed university” under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Following this, all donations to Panjab University collected at this chapter would be tax-free for the PU alumni settled in Canada.

Lecturers’ appointment challenged
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Acting on public interest litigation for quashing the selection and appointment of political science lecturers in Panjab University here, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for November 21.

Passenger sues Railways
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — The customer service being provided on board the Shatabdi, may well come under suspicion, what with a retired Punjab Additional District and Sessions Judge and President of a consumer forum, filing a consumer complaint against Northern Railway.

Company director gets bail
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — The bail plea of the director of a finance company who was accused of cheating and breach of trust, was today accepted by an Additional District and Sessions Judge here.


US cagers in action
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — The shortest among them was six-foot and the tallest six-foot-nine inch. They were cagers from the USA who in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 played an exhibition basketball match with the Chandigarh men’s team today.

Anjali, Tejinder win carrom titles
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Anjali Negi in the women's section and Tejinder Harry in the men's section, emerged winners in the Xth Chandigarh State Carrom Championship which concluded here today in St Stephen's School, Sector 45.

Allotment of 6 tenements cancelled
CHANDIGARH, Aug 3 — Taking serious note of misuse and illegal sale of buildings and other violations, the Assistant Commissioner (AC), Mr Ashwani Vashist, exercising powers of the Estate Officer, has cancelled the allotment of six tenements in Mauli Jagran and Sector 52 rehabilitation colonies.


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