Monday, August 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police plans to arrest suspects via TV show
City jeweller’s murder case

SAS NAGAR, Aug 6 — The Ropar police will flash the photographs and detailed information about the three absconding suspects involved in the brutal murder case of a 39-year-old jeweller of Chandigarh on the popular television show India’s Most Wanted.

From honour to hardship
PANCHKULA, Aug 6 — Ms Savita Rana, wife of Lt Col Shanti Swarup Rana who died in Kashmir in 1996 fighting militants, says the going has become tough since then and the hollow promises of successive governments have only contributed to their misery.

Friendship Day: Never on a Sunday!
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Friendship Day, so eagerly awaited by friends all over the world, is celebrated by Chandigarhians in their own way. The young residents of the city have always shown great interest in celebrating days like Valentines Day, Rose Day, Thanksgiving Day, Forgiveness Day, Friendship Day etc. On Friendship Day they exchange friendship bands, cards and are seen out on the roads in full force.

Manik, Geetika win Maruti Autocross
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The husband-wife combination of Manik Raikhy and Geetika Raikhy of Ludhiana won the Maruti CMSA Autocross in their respective categories at the circus grounds, in Sector 17 here today. More than 25 participants had lined up in different models of Maruti Suzuki, the main sponsors for the meet. The co-sponsors included JK Tyre and Mobil.

  Tearful adieu to IAF pilot
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6—Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at the cremation of Flt Lt S.C. Shukla, who died in a MiG crash yesterday in New Delhi, at the Sector 25 cremation ground here this afternoon.

Grieving family members of Flt Lt S. C. Shukla, who was killed in an air crash in Delhi, at the cremation ground in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph




Lukewarm response to woman helpline
Lack of adequate publicity to blame, admit officials
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The woman helpline (745100) started by the Chandigarh Police has received a lukewarm response from the public if the number of calls received at the police headquarters is any indication.

Raj Babbar in charge of SP affairs
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Cinestar and Samajwadi Party MP from Agra, Raj Babbar has been appointed in charge of the party affairs for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. A decision to this effect was taken at the national executive meeting of the party held at Agra recently. Till now, the party affairs in these states were being looked after by Mr Ram Gopal Yadav, who is also the national in charge of party affairs.

It’s apple time, folks!
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Apples have arrived in the local markets and it’s time to say goodbye to mangoes. Apples hit the market about 10 days earlier than usual this year due to a bumper crop. But soon the supply of fruits shall dry up as not even a single truck has come to the city after a cloud burst caused floods in Himachal Pradesh and washed away roads, say fruit commission agents.

Sapling plantation drive launched
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — A sapling plantation programme organised by the Uttarakhand Yuva Manch, Chandigarh, in association with the Children Alliance for Protection of Environment (CAPE) was inaugurated today by Dr S.K. Sharma, President of Environment Society of India, at Government Middle School, Dariya village.

Lawyers' strike today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The District Bar Association has decided to go on a one-day strike tomorrow.

“Friends most precious gems of life”
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Friendship Day, the day for meeting old friends and searching for new ones and going around the city with our closest ones. Talking to youngsters revealed that Friendship Day is the day which brings the friends closer and makes them realise how important they are to each other.

The travails of electricity consumers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — It happens every other day in Dadu Majra village here. Smoke rises from the refrigerator and the television screen turns black as voltage fluctuation burn holes in the pockets of the residents.

Dr Grover installed District Governor
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — In an impressive ceremony, Chetna-2000, Dr N.K. Grover was installed as District Governor of the District 321-F of the International Association of Lions Club, here today. Along with him, his 205-member cabinet was also installed by the past International President of the club, Mr Rohit C. Mehta.

Intelligent home devices to be reality soon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6— Vandana is on her way to home. While she reaches her home she would be done with all her household chores. Her washing machine would be through with all the washings, her food processor would have finished all her cooking. It all sounds like a dream. But it is going to be a reality very soon. Thanks to the intelligent home devices (IHDs) that will shortly be introduced to the city.

No light in lanes of Sec 44-B
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 44-B, Chandigarh, in a press note issued here today complained that the many streetlights in the area were not functioning.



Tin-shed liquor vends
large number of liquor vends have mushroomed in temporary tin sheds all along important roads in the city. Such vends have come up along the road dividing Industrial Area phase II and Sector 31, the crossing of Sectors 46 , 47, 48 and 49, Sector 44, road leading out towards Ludhiana and several other places.



Misuse of incomplete houses
I would like to state here the condition of the HIG colony in Sector 70, Mohali. PUDA has not completed the houses nor the infrastructure such as roads, sewerage, storm water drainage and streetlights. Space allocated for gardens is not maintained properly, although payments made to PUDA are supposed to be for the entire infrastructure. These points have been repeatedly brought to the notice of PUDA officials, but the neglect continues.


3 booked in cheating case
SAS NAGAR, Aug 6 — The local police registered a case of cheating and forging documents against three persons, including two employees of the local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

Rickshaw-puller assaulted
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Ramesh Kumar, a rickshaw-puller of Sector 22-D, reported that he was assaulted by Kaja and Bhathra, both residents of Dhanas village, near Gurbax Dhaba in Sector 22-D.

Second hand car prices continue to dip
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — Prices of second hand cars in the local car bazaar continue to fall. With more and newer cars hitting the market, even the price of second hand cars from the ever popular Maruti brand name are falling.

7-day working in PNB branch
SAS NAGAR, Aug 6 — “It is an era of relationship banking instead of transaction banking. Continous interaction with the clientele is an important part of today’s banking “, said Mr PN Khurana, Zonal Manager of the Punjab zone of Punjab National Bank, at the inauguration of seven-day working of the bank in Phase I here today.

‘Save power industry from collapse’
SAS NAGAR, Aug 6 — The Council of Junior Engineers of the PSEB today condemned the move of the Union Power Ministry to table the Electricity Bill, 2000, in Parliament which would scrap the Electricity Act of 1948.


PU offers to host AIU meeting
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Panjab University Syndicate has cleared a proposal of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) asking for an offer to host the 76th annual meeting of the AIU in November, 2001.

PU Student Centre in a shambles
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Student Centre in Panjab University today bears a shambled look. A centre for all-round activity surely deserved a better look to match up with reputation of the institution.

A night of nostalgia for Saikapians
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 —Old boys of Sainik School Kapurthala, nicknamed Saikapians, met after 10 years at an impressive get-together party at a local resort on Saturday.


‘Admn neglecting Punjabi language’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Punjabi and Punjab Vikas Manch, concerned at the “indifferent attitude” of the Chandigarh Administration towards Punjabi language and Punjabis, has decided to submit a memorandum to UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).

Guide-map issue: MC issued notice
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Lawyers for Social Reforms and a city resident moved the court against the decision of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation, regarding allowing a particular company to install sector guide-map.

UT powermen strike today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The UT Powermen Union, Chandigarh, has decided to hold a two-hour pendown/tooldown strike on August 7, to protest against the proposed privatisation of electricity distribution in Chandigarh and to press for acceptance of certain other demands.


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