Monday, August 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



2 thieves arrested; goods recovered
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Efforts to curb burglaries and thefts in the city proved successful with the arrest of two members of a gang here today.

Zirakpur stone-crusher’s operations halted
Pollution norms violated
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 13 — The Punjab Pollution Control Board has issued directions for the closure of all stone-crushers in Zirakpur and its surrounding areas. The PPCB authorities have also directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to disconnect the electricity supply to them.

Special team to arrest Punwire men
SAS NAGAR, Aug 13 — The Punjab police has constituted a special team of senior police officials to arrest 13 employees of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire). These employees are accused of cheating and misappropriation of funds to the tune of crore of rupee.

PU Senate meeting adjourned
CHANDIGARH AUG 13 —The special Senate meeting of Panjab University was adjourned here today. Discussions centred around the in-camera meeting yesterday which pertained to giving permission to the CBI for prosecution action against Dr Sodhi Ram, a former Controller of Examination, embroiled in a paper-leakage episode.


From blue to yellow, city schools change colour
AJORITY of the schools in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula have their own buses. Others hire the vehicles from private contractors, which pick up the children in the morning and drop them in the afternoon. Several school managements in Chandigarh are changing the colour of their buses from light or sky blue to golden yellow on the directions, of the Chandigarh State Transport Authority.


Residents’ grievance against HUDA
PANCHKULA, Aug 13 — The House Owners Welfare association of Sector 10 alleged that the Haryana Urban development Authority was not attending to their demands despite repeated reminders and directions from Mr K.S. Bhadana, Chairman of the District Grievances Redressal Committee.

Press Club celebrates Teej
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Teej was celebrated in a traditional way here today in the Chandigarh Press Club. Persons, who had gathered in large numbers, got to know the real spirit behind the festival.

Rotary Himalayan Ranges’ charter
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — "At the Rotary Club, if you do something with honesty, it is appreciated," said Mr Rajendra Kumar Saboo, while speaking at the charter presentation ceremony of the Rotary Himalyan Ranges, here today.

Batra elected chief of mandal again
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Mr Inder Lal Batra was today re-elected President of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal.

Anandgarh villagers to gherao Badal
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, in a joint statement with Mr S.S. Dhullo, MP, issued yesterday said sarpanches of the villages which are being included in the proposed Anandgarh, along with residents of the area would gherao the Chief Minister, Mr Prakash Singh Badal, when he visits Morinda on August 19.


Man who escaped from custody held
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — The police today arrested a Nepali resident who escaped from police custody on August 3. According to police sources, Manish Rahi was arrested from near Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 while he was sleeping under a tree following information by a city resident. After his escape, the cops had circulated his photographs and description among their informers and others.


VC to constitute accounts panel
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — The Panjab University Senate today authorised the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, to constitute a public accounts committee. Members will be drawn from the university Senate.


Photos depict Japanese way of life 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — An exhibition of photographs by eminent Japanese artiste George Hashiguchi is under way at Art Folio, Sector 9, here.

Patriotic fervour fills the air
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — In times when Western concepts are hitting the market and pop shows have become common, an evening devoted exclusively to patriotic songs came as a whiff of fresh air.

Pop music holds sway over the youth
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — The youth is more inclined towards pop music than classical. Talking to The Tribune, some lecturer and students expressed their views on the matter.

Hansraj Trust to build serai in PGI
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Patients and their attendants at the Advanced Pediatric centre, PGI, can now look forward to comfortable stay following the decision of the Hansraj trust to construct a serai near the APC. The foundation stone of the serai is likely to be laid on August 23.


Manisha, Aditya win TT tourney
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Manisha of Patiala and Aditya Puri of Chandigarh wrapped the under-14 title in girls and boys section respectively on the second day of the Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament being played here at Sector 23 hall.

Iqbal breaks 7-year-old powerlifting record
CHANDIGARH, Aug 13 — Iqbal Singh of Chandigarh created a new record in 56 kg class in the 16th Senior Chandigarh Powerlifting Championship held the Sector 42 Sports Complex here.Top

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