Wednesday, August 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Illegal guest-houses mushroom
in city

CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — Thanks to little scrutiny being adopted by the Chandigarh Administration, the past few years have witnessed mushrooming of guest-houses in residential complexes of the city. 

Rain water harvesting project for lower Shivaliks
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The World Bank, through the Indian Council for Agricultural Research, has sanctioned a project for harvesting rain water for irrigation purposes in the lower Shivaliks. 

Hoax bomb call causes panic
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — Fear gripped students of Sector 28 Government Model High School today morning following a bomb hoax. The information regarding the presence of the explosive in the school was communicated to a student at her residence by a ghost caller.

Number of women cops abysmally low in city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The number of women cops in the Chandigarh police is less than 4 per cent of the total force. The city, at present, has 4045 male cops in comparison to their 160 female counterparts. In other words, to every 25 policemen, there is only one policewomen in the city.


Tributes paid to Maj Shankla
PANCHKULA, Aug 8— Army men in all regalia paid tributes to late Major Sandeep Shankla at a homage ceremony held at the Major Sandeep Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2, here today as buglers sounded the last post.

Newspapers best source of GK, says quiz master
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — One need not fret if faced with a tricky question for, the largest knowledge portal will be just a click away.

The colourful bonds of love
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — With the festival of Raksha Bandhan, a day symbolising the strong bond between a brother and sister, round the corner the markets in the city are flooded with a wide variety of rakhis. 

Police phones dead as bills not paid
SAS NAGAR, Aug 8 — Once again the telephone numbers of the Phase 8 police station and the Sohana police station have gone dead thanks to the financial crunch being faced by the Punjab police.

Pak not interested in Khalistan: DGP 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — There is no possibility of terrorism emerging again in Punjab, said Mr Sarbjit Singh, Director-General of Punjab Police, while speaking at a function organised by the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, here yesterday.


2 die, 4 hurt in mishaps
PANCHKULA, Aug 8 — Two persons were killed and four injured in two accidents last night. In another incident, Kaushalya Devi committed suicide at her village under the preview of the Chandimandir police station.

Two-year-long wait for filing FIR
SAS NAGAR, Aug 8 — An employee of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, whose left leg was badly injured in a road accident two years ago, is running from pillar to post to get an FIR registered against the erring truck driver. 

The fine arts of policing
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The new 115 recruits (62 boys and 53 girls) of the Chandigarh Police could be seen dabbling with various musical instruments and learning human rights at Recruits Training Centre, Sector 26. Sounds unbelievable but it is really a part of the police training programme initiated from this year in Chandigarh.

Two more in fray for Beopar Mandal post
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — Two more candidates filed nominations for the post of the president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal here today.


Hansraj Public School wins quiz 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The Discovery Channel Quiz is all set to capture and excite 29,000 school students from all over 900 schools in 18 cities across India.The multi-city audio visual quiz started from Bangalore on July 24.

Admission to increased seats with late fee?
Aug 8 — The notification regarding the increase in the number of seats for BBA, BCA and BCom courses has not been received by any of the colleges in Chandigarh, but it has been decided by most colleges to admit students to these seats with late fee. 

Salaries of part-time lecturers slashed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The part-time lecturers in the local government colleges are at the receiving end with the Chandigarh Administration, in all its wisdom, deciding to slash their salaries further.

Many flaws in PU admission procedures
Aug 8 — Getting admission in Panjab University teaching departments in the current mad rush is surely a gory experience for hundreds of students who look for their names on the department’s merit lists and find them missing because of high cut-off per centages.


Play to underline dignity
Aug 8 — It all started from July 10 which marked the beginning of a new attempt by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi which vowed to give shape to its attempt of furthering human dignity through theatre.

Spinal centre board meeting today 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — The board meeting to chalk out the modalities and other plans for a spinal injury centre, first of its kind in the region, will be held at SAS Nagar tomorrow. The centre is being set up in collaboration with the Government of Italy.


Basketball is his first love
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — Harminder Singh recently brought glory to his institution, DAV Model School, Sector 15, by becoming the only cager from Chandigarh having taken part in the Asian Junior Basketball Confederation Championship held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on July 27. 

Sanjay Public School enter final
CHANDIGARH, Aug 8 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, will take on DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in the final of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Football Championship on the penultimate day here at the Sector 17 football grounds.

25 unauthorised structures removed
SAS NAGAR, Aug 8 — The enforcement staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority removed unauthorised structures at different places in the town.Top

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