Sunday, August 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A police official explains a point to a woman constable at the full dress rehearsal in Chandigarh Parade Ground in Sector 17 on Saturday. — A Tribune photo
A police official explains a point to a woman constable at the full dress rehearsal in Chandigarh Parade Ground in Sector 17 on Saturday. — A Tribune photo
I-Day traffic
Police on 
full alert

CAT notice worries ‘VIP’ lecturers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Panic has gripped over 125 “VIP lecturers” who are on deputation from Haryana and Punjab in the local government colleges following the issuance of a notice of motion for their repatriation by the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Where is the promised flyover?
BHANKARPUR (Dera Bassi), Aug 12 — It is 12.20 pm on Saturday. It is time for the Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabadi Express to pass the level crossing on the Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway at Bhankarpur. T

Coming close to Japanese sights
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — When the Japanese government decided to open a branch office of the Japanese Foundation in India in 1994, one major area of concern was underlined — that the two countries would increasingly share their socio-economic concerns.

  Groaning under the weight of school bags
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — The IT-world has solved the problems of many by storing a wide range of information in microchips but it could not provide any respite to the school children from heavy-weight school bags. They continue to carry these bags on their fragile shoulders and the situation is not likely to improve in the times to come.

An invitation to Australia
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — “Australia may soon throw open its doors for farmers in Punjab to develop huge pieces of cultivable land in its western part,” says Mr Robert K. Chelliah, a senior social worker, an immigration specialist and post-arrival support services expert.


Snake found in tap water
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Capt B.S. Bedi (retd), a resident of house number 1396 in Sector 44-B, today complained that a small snake flowed in from a tap installed in his house.

Women’s empowerment vital issue
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Women’s empowerment has to go hand in hand with men’s enlightenment. Women are not a minority but about 50 per cent of the human race, still they are suppressed, oppressed and are victims of physical and mental violence, the world over.

Concrete-based parking at ISBT soon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — A project to have concrete-based parking, drive-in and circulating area for buses at the Inter State Bus Terminus , Sector 17, has been cleared with the work scheduled to start after the monsoons. This is being carried out to have a longer life of the parking stations and the circulating area.

Glory of Independence relived
PANCHKULA, Aug 12 — The glory of Independence was relived today in the precincts of Yadav Bhavan, Sector 12, where poets from city and vicinity gathered to pay tributes to those who brought freedom to the country.


Cop held for taking bribe
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Head Constable Balwinder Singh has been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from Mr Rajinder Singh Bhasin of Sector 22-B.

Liquor contractor booked
SAS NAGAR, Aug 12 — The local police has booked a local liquor contractor for allegedly selling liquor to minors.


I-Day celebrations in schools
Aug 12 — Various functions will be organised to celebrate the 53rd Independence Day in institutions of the city on August 15.

Centralised admissions demanded
Aug 12 — The principal of the local GGDSD College, Sector 32, Dr A.C. Vaid, in a letter to the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has requested for centralised admissions to the B.Com, BBA and BCA courses.

B.Sc (I) results declared
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 —Results of B.Sc (I) annual examination conducted by Panjab University this year was declared here today, an official press note said today.

800 students participate in contest
Aug 12 — As many as 800 students from various schools of Panchkula and Chandigarh participated in ‘‘Hum Hain No 1’’, an inter- school competition for world peace, which concluded here today.

Petition dismissed in pooja sthal case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — A revision petition filed against the orders of the lower courts dismissing an application for restraining Shree Mata Mansa Devi Pooja Sthal and others from allotting certain booths in a shopping complex has been dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.

Notice of motion issued in Beant assassination case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Taking up a petition filed by a motor mechanic who identified the alleged assassins of Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh, accusing the UT Administration of cheating him by not providing him with “adequate” job, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here has issued notice of motion for September 26.


500 doctors to attend healthcare exposition
CHANDIGARH Aug 12—The Indian Medical Association, comprising 500 doctors from government institutions and the private sector, will hold an exposition ``Healthcare in the new millennium’’ on September 16 and 17.


Hansraj school lifts badminton title
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, bagged the overall title by securing 11 points in the inter-schools Badminton championship organised by the District Badminton Association, Panchkula, which concluded today at the Sector 7 community centre, Panchkula.

Kanika, Kanwaljeet win table tennis tourney
CHANDIGARH, Aug 12 — Kanika Garg of Ropar and Kanwaljeet Singh of Patiala clinched the girls and boys under 12 titles, respectively, on the opening day of the Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament here today at the Sector 23 TT hall.

Panchayat to impose octroi from September 11
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 12 — The Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has decided to impose octroi from September 11, besides recruiting employees for the sanitation of the township, Mr Ashok Kumar Sikka, Administrator, Nagar Panchayat, said today.Top

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