Saturday, August 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Children of Strawberry Fields School wave flags made by them as part of Independence Day celebrations in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

ST filing procedure simplified

Fresh instructions issued on 'C' forms
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — In a move aimed at simplification of sales tax filing procedure and to reduce paper work, the Sales Tax Department of the Chandigarh Administration has issued fresh instructions for 'C' forms which must accompany all transactions between two traders.

SAS Nagar to be on IT map: Badal
SAS NAGAR, Aug 11 — The Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said the state government was determined to bring SAS Nagar on the Information Technology (IT) map of the world. Sincere efforts were being made to make the town a centre of excellence for IT and health-care system, he added. He was here to lay the foundation stone of the building complex of the Punjab Scheduled Castes Land Development and Finance Corporation in Phase 9.


Jacob unhappy with ISBT upkeep
Directs authorities to improve hygiene
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), on a visit to the inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) today was not satisfied with the upkeep of the bus stand and wanted that steps should be taken to improve hygiene and cleanliness of public toilets and area around the water coolers.

Civic poll: papers of 76 rejected
SAS NAGAR, Aug 11 — It was hectic day at the office of the Electroral Registration Officer (ERO) as the process of scrutinising the nomination papers of the candidates for the forthcoming elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council ended late this evening. The ERO, Mr Jaipal Singh, informed that 154 nomination papers had been accepted and the remaining 76 nomination papers had been rejected on different grounds. A total of 220 nomination papers had be filed.

Ranjit Bajaj granted bail
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — Ranjit Bajaj, son of senior IAS officers of Punjab, was today granted bail in a kidnapping and criminal intimidation case by Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Custodial death: 3 cops suspended
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — Two Sub-Inspectors and one constable have been suspended for their alleged negligence which resulted in the death of a person in police custody.

‘Proactive policy needed in Kashmir’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The government should adopt a proactive policy and pay back the terrorists in the same coin. There has to be an end to barbaric and senseless killings of innocent civilians. The practice of following an impulsive policy on such a crucial matter of national concern should be discouraged by the government.


NCP organisational poll from Sept 15
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), with nine MPs in the Lok Sabha, today ruled out any alliance with the Congress even if the party was headed by any other person than Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Coffee House charm intact
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The two cooperative-run Indian Coffee Houses still beckon city residents to have dishes from the South. A large number of persons have been patronising these Coffee Houses for the past many years.

Jhuggi dwellers seek compensation
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The joint action committee of the Janata and Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, has urged the Chandigarh Administration to provide basic amenities in the colonies.

Scribe’s death mourned
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The Chandigarh Union of Journalists has mourned the death of Pradip Kumar Bhatia, photographer of The Hindustan Times, who was killed in a bomb blast in Srinagar yesterday. It demanded that the government give adequate compensation to the bereaved family and arrange for free medical treatment of the injured persons.

Free computer training for women
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11— The Chandigarh Child Welfare and Women Development Corporation of the Department of Social Welfare will impart free computer training to women under the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) scheme.

Gaiety marks Kala Utsav celebrations
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — Spring was, today, celebrated with a novelty. It was an enterprising effort to give expression to felicity through the medium of art and its success ensured that festivals need not essentially be celebrated in a conventional manner.

Bible convention-2000
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — A four-day Bible convention along with the assumption of St.Mary will be held at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, 46-A, from August 12 to 15.


Youths snatch purse
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — A Sector 46 resident reported that two youths allegedly snatched her purse in the same sector.


Students paint green earth
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — A painting and slogan writing competition on tree plantation was organised at Government Model High School, Sector 43 here today by Bhartiya Vikas Parishad in collaboration with the State Bank of India. As many as 75 students participated in the competition.

Admissions begin in the ITIs
SAS NAGAR, Aug 11 — The Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, has notified the admission notice for different trades in various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state for the new academic session. Mr N.S. Kalsi, Director of Technical Education, said the prospectus would be available at the respective ITIs.

17 schools take part in science fair
CHANDI MANDIR, Aug 11 — Innovative ideas and perceptions of science and technology emerged at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Science Exhibition for Children-2000 and the National Children Science Congress-2000 (NCSC), organised at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Chandi Mandir Cantt, today. The exhibition was inaugurated by Col I.S. Punia, of Western Command.

Peace poster contest
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 11 — A large number of students participated on the first day of the Hum Hain No. 1, international peace poster contest, organised by the Lions Club, Chandigarh Plaza, at Choice Resorts near here today.

Computer project in school
CHANDIGARH, Aug11 — Shivalik Public School here is starting a new project ‘Autonomous learning for the school children with the help of Intranet.

School celebrates Independence Day

Sodhi Ram’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The special Judge, CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today dismissed the bail application moved by Panjab University’s Controller of Examination Sodhi Ram, who is currently in judicial custody.


Impressive sculptures on display
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — His forte is sensitive handling of the gravest of issues. And this very skill of the city-based sculptor Des Raj Gupta is currently finding expression in his latest creations which are thoroughly inspired by the insensitivity which mars the social fabric.

Delectable bansuri dhuns create magic
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — He created a melodious aura all around with his skilful handling of the flute, which, he says, is his passion. Pandit Shyam Prakash Mehta who performed today for the gathering at Pracheen Kala Kendra on the occasion of its 43rd monthly baithak, more than proved that he has been taught by none less than the maestro Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia himself.

Wedded to the flute

Hospitals register rise in burn cases
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — As many as 240 to 250 burn cases are currently being reported every year in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the PGI. Of these, nearly 20 per cent report with major burns of 60 per cent and above, and the mortality rate is quite high among them. The cases of burns in GMCH-32 and Sector 16 General Hospital have also shown increase.

New acupressure technique introduced
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — Dr Attar Singh, an acupressure therapist, has introduced a new technique to ensure speedy treatment of various ailments.

SAI schemes in doldrums
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — All is not well with the Northern Centre of the Sports Authority of India, Sector 42, if one goes by the progress of the schemes announced this year. This centre became operational more than a decade ago and has been conducting National Sports Talent Centre (NSTC) schemes and Sports Training Centres (STCs) covering Punjab, Haryana, HP, J&K and Chandigarh. Players from all over India had been coming here for training under SAI coaches.

Independence Day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The eves of Sports Authority of India, Sports Training Centre, Sector 18, celebrated Independence Day on their hostel campus this morning. The chief guest at this one-hour programme was Mr D.S. Saroya, DPI (Schools).

17 XENs , SDOs transferred
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) today shifted 17 Xens and SDOs.


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