Thursday, August 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Toxic effluents play havoc with villagers' lives
Decline in crop and milk yield; stink all pervasive 
DERA BASSI, Aug 9 — Toxic effluents flowing in the Sukhna choe, which falls in the Ghaggar river, is playing havoc with the lives of villagers residing along the banks of the river downstream.

Convent schools ignore national anthem
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The four convent schools in the city have not included the singing of national anthem in their morning assembly schedule.

Tubewells, along the Sukhna choe, near Dera Bassi, are spewing white froth and a foul smell, a clear indication of pollution. —
Tubewells, along the Sukhna choe, near Dera Bassi, are spewing white froth and a foul smell, a clear indication of pollution. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Civic poll: 64 more file nominations
SAS NAGAR, Aug 9 — Scenes marked by the bursting of crackers, sloganeering and the beating of drums were witnessed outside the Municipal Council office here today as more persons filed their nominations for the civic elections slated for August 20.

Forest Department and HUDA at loggerheads
PANCHKULA, Aug 9 — Having paid award money twice to the actual owners of a piece of land in Sector 1, the Forest Department and HUDA have locked horns over the issue of its possession and a solution is not in sight with both unwilling to give up their claim.

CBI asks for in-camera Senate meeting
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The CBI in a letter to Panjab University has asked for in-camera recording of proceedings of the university Senate on August 13. This means that media will remain out of the discussion area.


CTCC protests against massacre
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today organised a rally in protest against killings of Amarnath pilgrims and policies of the Chandigarh Administration in Sector 17 here.

Happiness lies in simplicity
APPINESS has different meanings for different people. The secret of happiness lies in the simplicity of life. In today’s world, torn by conflicts, doubts, tensions and worries we ourselves do not have an idea about: why we want to remain happy? What is happiness? Does it lie in wealth, affluence, fame or power?

Retired employees of government-aided schools meet CM
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — A deputation of retired employees of government aided schools today met the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. The deputationists requested for a provision of pension for those employees who retired from aided schools before February 5, 1987.


One held for rape of minor
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The police has arrested a resident of Sector 45 on the charge of raping a minor.

Man reported missing
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — Mr Inderjeet Singh, Joint Director, Local Funds and Accounts, Punjab, is missing since Saturday. According to his son, Harvinder Singh, his 53-year-old father left for Kharar to collect rent from their tenants.

Arrested for molesting girl
SAS NAGAR, Aug 9 — The local police has arrested Varinder Kumar, a shopkeeper of Phase 7, on the charges of kidnapping and outraging the modesty of a 14-year-old school girl.

Pollution Control Board clears 2 large projects
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The Haryana Pollution Control Board today announced that it had given clearance to two large projects worth Rs 10,000 crore being set up in the state.

Traders hold protest against ST-38
PANCHKULA, Aug 9 — Traders of the city got together and organised a rally to express their unity on withdrawal of ST-38, here today, though shops remained open following a decision by the Beopar Mandal and the Vyapar Sangh.


Computer education in all schools soon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), has called for taking measures to widen the reach of Internet to rural areas and slums to make it a medium of masses.

Ragging within limits... Yes please!
Aug 9 — Remember your first day in college? Dressed in your best clothes, new books clutched close, pen in hand, confused looks trying to locate your classroom and ever watchful of the seniors. Is he the one? Or is she? Should I go towards them or not? Will they rag me?

Senate members question contestant’s eligibility
Aug 9 — Members of Panjab University Senate in a representation to the Registrar have questioned the eligibility of a member Dr Ajaib Singh for contesting the forthcoming house elections here today.

Salary arrear case for provisional liquidator
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — Disposing of a petition by the Punwire Executive Welfare Association seeking directions for the release of salary arrears, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today relegated the petitioners before the provisional liquidator or the Company Judge.

Sodhi Ram’s judicial remand extended
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The special Judge for the CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today issued notice for August 11 on bail application moved by Panjab University’s Controller of Examinations Sodhi Ram.


SAS Nagar to have spinal injury centre
SAS NAGAR, Aug 9 — The Punjab government will soon set up a Rs 5 crore spinal injuries centre, first of its kind in the country, at SAS Nagar for the management of spinal cord patients. 


Soccer title for Sanjay school 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, wrapped the sub-junior title in the Chandigarh Football championship for the DAV Trophy which concluded here this evening at the Sector 17 Football Grounds by overpowering DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 by two goals to nil.

59 MC employees transferred
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has transferred 59 employees of the Engineering Wing, who had been handling “sensitive” posts for the past over three years.

Pre-paid phone card facility extended
CHANDIGARH, Aug 9 — The facility of pre-paid phone cards has been extended to subscribers in about 200 villages around Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and Ropar area. This was a long-standing demand of the villages.Top

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