Sunday, August 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Shops closed to mark J-K killings
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Life in the city was thrown out of gear following a strike call by the local units of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) to protest against the massacre of innocent Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Kashmir.

B.Com results on sale for Rs 10 each
PANCHKULA, Aug 5 —The results of first year commerce classes in the three colleges affiliated to Kurukshetra University are up for sale. With over 200 students taking the examination, the local book depot owners are cashing in on the delay in the arrival of the gazette already dispatched by the university.

Widow of Harjinder Singh being consoled by relatives — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Widow of Harjinder Singh being consoled by relatives — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Cylinder blast kills employee


Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat renotified
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 5 — The Punjab Government has renotified the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat comprising Zirakpur, Lohgarh, Himmagarh, Bishangarh, Bishanpura, Bartana and Dhakauli villages of Dera Bassi tehsil in Patiala district.

Bus stand land may be sold for less
SAS NAGAR, Aug 5 — The move of the Punjab Government to relocate the SAS Nagar bus stand to build a five-star hotel at the site has raised many questions. Will the government be able to realise the commercial value of 13 acres of the prime land, valued at Rs 17.48 crore?



‘Government-NGO coordination can uplift mankind’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — If the resources of the government and the NGOs are coordinated, better results can be achieved in the service of mankind, said Mr Rohit Mehta, a leading industrialist and former International President of the International Association of Lions Club, while addressing a press conference here today.



13 migrants arrested
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — The local police has arrested 13 migrants who had not intimated the police about their stay in the city.

ST-38 scheme criticised
PANCHKULA, Aug 5 — Terming the government’s idea to introduce the ST-38 scheme for the business community as “a discouraging act’’, Mr K.P. Singh, District President of the Haryana Vikas Party, said that business in the state was already in a bad shape and this act was bound to worsen the prevailing conditions.


Virmani in Senate elections fray
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Panjab University Senate elections has acquired a touch of glamour with the announcement of the candidature of Mr Mohinder Kumar Virmani, a well known theatre personality and active social worker.

M.Com course in Sector 46 college
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Government College, Sector 46, has been granted affiliation by Panjab University to start a post-graduate course in commerce with effect from this session.

Ranjit’s remand extended
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — A local court today extended the judicial remand of Ranjit Bajaj till August 12. 


Good show by tiny tots
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — A dance competition was held for various age groups at the Tagore Theatre, here today. The participants were full of zeal and vigour. The competition was divided into three age groups — 4 to 8 years, 8 to 14 years and 14 to 20 years.

35 medicinal saplings planted
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Almost 35 medicinal plants were planted at a ceremony and 350 students checked at an ayurvedic medical camp organised by the Citizen’s Awareness Group in I.S. Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-C. The medical camp spread the message of ayurvedic therapy as an alternative to allopathic as well as the benefits of environment protection.

Communication must for nurses
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Communication is one of the most important nursing skills for it enables the nurses to understand the needs of the patient and deliver better care. This was emphasised by Mrs Rajinder Dhadda, Nursing Superintendent, General Hospital, Sector 16, while introducing the theme “Nursing and Communication skills’’ at GMCH-32.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — On completing one year of service, the Disha group of Alcoholics Anonymous is organising a public information meeting at Indira Holiday Home, tomorrow.


St Soldier’s win by a solitary goal
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — St. Soldier’s School, Sector 28, defeated Guru Teg Bahadur School, Sector 15, by a solitary goal on the second day of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior football championship for the DAV trophy today at the Sector 17 football grounds. The right striker, Mohit Raj, scored the match-clinching goal in the 40th minute of the match.

Shuttlers celebrate Aparna's ticket to Sydney
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — Aparna Popat was told on August 4 that she had qualified for the Sydney Olympics. No news could have been more pleasant for her.

A neat presentation
CHANDIGARH, Aug 5 — A remake, nevertheless worth praising, ‘Har dil jo pyar karega’ (Piccadily) is a neat presentation worth a nice outing. The youthful couple of Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta coupled around Salman Khan has maintained sustaining interest throughout. The movie has departed a little from the original scripts of ‘While you were sleeping’ and ‘The wedding singer’. ‘While you were sleeping’ features Sandra Bullock.Top

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