Saturday, August 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


This is one of the 65 species of butterflies which are found in the city and its surrounding villages. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
This is one of the 65 species of butterflies which are found in the city and its surrounding villages. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Oil depots coming up in city
CST saving will be Rs 10 crore 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — City residents may be saved from the impending hike in petrol and diesel prices due to a changed tax structure even as approximately Rs 10 crore will be saved from the UT resource pool as major oil companies are in the process of setting up oil depots in the city.

PU removes Puri’s recruits
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The Panjab University Syndicate today decided to remove of at least six superannuated personnel recruited during the term of former Vice-Chancellor M.M Puri.


Procedure followed in poll: MC
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, apparently not happy at the legal advice from the UT Legal Remembrancer on the elections of the Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons of the seven subcommittees, has written to the Chandigarh Administration, saying that “procedure and convention” were followed in the elections.

Punwire staff held, bailed out
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — As many as 39 employees of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited, arrested for violating the prohibitory orders, were today granted bail by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Naval Kumar.

Chandigarh’s very own book on butterflies
CHANDIGARH, August 4 — The orange leaf butterfly, found in the city, resembles a dried leaf when it settles on a plant. This and more information about the butterflies of Chandigarh is carried in the book, Butterflies of Chandigarh, which will be available in the market shortly.


HUDA, MC allotted tasks
PANCHKULA, Aug 4 — The issue of duty-sharing by officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the proposed Municipal Council (MC) was thrashed out at a high-level meeting convened recently.

Muslims told about loan schemes
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The Department of Social Welfare has launched a special drive to popularise various loan schemes of the Chandigarh Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities and the Financial and Development Corporation and the Child and Woman Development Corporation.

‘Bangladesh aiding terrorists in Tripura’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The law and order situation in Tripura is getting out of hand with the terrorist groups taking charge and becoming more and more aggressive, said Justice J.V. Gupta, Uttar Kshetriya Sangh Chalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. 

6 kg water found in LPG cylinder
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Have you ever seen a gas cylinder filled with water instead of the LPG? An Indian Oil Company cylinder (No. S528491) was found containing water after about six days of its use by a local resident.


Liquor worth Rs 9 lakh seized
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — In one of the biggest recoveries of liquor, the police has busted a cartel engaged in the smuggling liquor to the city. Country liquor worth Rs 9 lakh was recovered by the cops.

Man hit by jeep, injured
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The police has registered a case against the driver of a jeep for hitting and injuring a Sector 33 resident.

HSIDC, NRI clash over plot refund
PANCHKULA, Aug 4 — An NRI from the USA, Dr Anil Chawla, has alleged that the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation has imposed unreasonable penalties on him while refunding money deposited for an industrial plot in Barwala.

Booked for marrying minor
SAS NAGAR, Aug 4 — The local police has booked a scooter mechanic for kidnapping a minor girl and forcing her to marry him. According to information, the 15-year-old Class X student of a public school, was allegedly coaxed into marriage by Dalbir Singh, a mechanic employed in the Sector 28 motor market at Chandigarh.


Shop auction fetches 3.12 crore for MCC
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today netted Rs 3.12 crore through the auction of commercial sites in Sector 9-C and Mani Majra.

Management, union dispute resolved
SAS NAGAR, Aug 4 — The dispute between the management of the Godrej-GE and the employees union over the wearing of safety shoes by the latter has been solved with the intervention of the Labour Commissioner, Punjab, Mr S.S. Channy.


Correspondence courses in commerce a boon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Correspondence studies courses in the commerce stream will provide home to hundreds of subject enthusiasts who could not make it to regular classes in colleges of Punjab University due to very high cut-off merit this year.

80 get vocational course certificates
SAS NAGAR, Aug 4 — As many as 80 vocational course students were given certificates at the passing-out function of Guru Nanak VBT Polytechnic here today.

Interview schedule
Aug 4 — The interview for admission of various courses in Chinese and Tibetan will be held on August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Department of Central Asian Studies, Arts Block-V, PU, Chandigarh. 

Steps to check ragging discussed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — A meeting of 22 principals and wardens of professional institutes held today was chaired by the UT SSP, Mr Parag Jain, to check the menace of ragging. The SP Mr Baldev Singh, was also present on the occasion.

Results declared
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The results of the following examinations held by the Panjab University in April-May, 2000, have been declared — M.Sc(H.S) 2nd year anthropology, M.Sc (H.S) 1st year geology M.Sc (H.S) 2nd year geology, M.Sc (H.S.) 1st year botany, M.Sc (H.S.) 1st year bio-physics and M.Sc (T.Y.C) 1st year botany.

HC continues stay on Yog Raj's arrest
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the continuation of orders staying the arrest of former test cricketer and film actor Yog Raj Singh, accused of selling adulterated petrol.


Ruby might take to politics
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — " I believe in variety and change and cannot stick to one profession. I will accept a film only if offered a good comic role or a role which has substance, " claims Ruby Bhatia, Miss India-Canada.

Tobacco consuming children
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The habit of chewing tobacco is on the rise even among school children. Barely in their teens, many of them pick up the habit of smoking, besides tobacco and gutka chewing.

Hepatitis-B camp held
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Over 1,060 children in the age group of up to five years were administered the third dose of hepatitis-B at a four-day free immunisation camp organised by the Municipal Corporation.

Therapy to control urinary incontinence
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The incidence of urinary incontinence in females is as high as 23.5 per cent in Europe, and of these, only 25 per cent seek medical attention. This was pointed out by Dr Jan Oechies, a physotherapist from the Netherlands, while conducting a workshop on Urinary Incontinence and Bio Feedback.

In search of a kidney donor
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Both kidneys of 39-year-old Gurmeet Singh have failed and he is desperately in search of a donor or financial assistance.

Bank donates wheelchairs 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Employees of the Oriental Bank of Commerce today presented ten stretcher trolleys and five wheelchairs to the PGI for the use of patients.

New OPD in PGI waiting for a VIP
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The new OPD of the PGI, which was all set to become functional by July is still waiting for a VIP for its formal inauguration.


Visiting Americans beat Punjab in extra-time thriller
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The visiting American basketball team, Athletes in Action, won the second exhibition match of their tour today in the Sector 7 Sports Complex, beating the Punjab team, 71-70. Yesterday, they had lost to the UT team.

Sector 16 GMSSS a hub of sports
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — Though the city boasts of many schools which have good infrastructure for sports, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, has become much sought-after school regarding sports.

Sub-junior soccer meet begins
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — New Public School, Sector 18, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, won their matches on the first day of the UT State Sub-Junior Football Tournament in the Sector 17 stadium here today.

Tree plantation drive by ITBP
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — An eight-day tree plantation drive was launched on the ITBP campus, near airport, here today.

ERO announces poll schedule
SAS NAGAR, Aug 4 — The Electoral Registration Officer, SAS Nagar, completed all formalities to conduct the elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, scheduled to be held on August 20. A notification issued by the State Election Commission of Punjab on the schedule of the elections becomes effective from August 7.

IGP visits Police Lines
CHANDIGARH, Aug 4 — The UT IGP, Mr B.S. Bassi, visited the Chandigarh Traffic Police Lines in Sector 29 here today. He went around the complex and interacted with police personnel and the public which had come to settle challans. He was accompanied by Mr Balbir Singh, SP, Traffic, and Mr S.S. Randhawa, DSP, Traffic.

Encroachments removed
PANCHKULA, Aug 4 — After almost three hours of tension in the Sector 7 market, the encroachments in the corridors by a few shopkeepers were removed, here today. After negotiations and assurances from the shopkeepers and the market association, the operation was suspended for the day and the matter amicably resolved.Top

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