Tuesday, August 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


The nation celebrates Independence Day today. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
The nation celebrates Independence Day today. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Private party to chase out 
stray cattle

PANCHKULA, Aug 14 — A solution to the stray cattle menace which has plagued the city is in sight with the Haryana Urban Development Authority preparing a blueprint of privatisation of the process.

MA II (economics) results out
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Mr Ashok Raj Bhandari, Joint Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, in a press note said the results of MA-II (economics) were declared today. 


'Too many agencies result in no civic work'
SAS NAGAR, Aug 14 — Unmindful of the lines along which the candidates are contesting the forthcoming elections of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, residents of this town want that the core issues concerning them should be addressed. 

Security for MC poll
The Punjab State Election Commissioner, Mr C.D. Cheema, today directed the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, and the Senior Superintendent of Police, Ropar, to make adequate security arrangements for the elections to the 23 wards of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council on August 20. 


Brisk rakhi shopping in city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The day of the year when sisters pray for the long and fruitful life of their brothers is here. Yes, tomorrow is Raksha Bandhan.

Kashmir, brain drain concern students on I-Day eve
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Tragic events in Kashmir have not only shaken the nation but have also affected the impressionable minds of youngsters.

Scribes flay wage board recommendations
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Flaying the final recommendations of the Manisana Wage Board submitted to the government, the Chandigarh Union of Journalists, a body affiliated to the Indian Journalists Union, has again demanded dearness allowance for journalists on the Central pattern and pay scales for them on the lines of lecturers and central government officers.

Folk dances mark I-Day function
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The Independence Day celebrations by the Chandigarh Administration at Tagore Theatre here today took off to an impressive start with the girls of the Sector 23 model school presenting Saraswati vandana followed by a group song by children of Government Model School, Sector 40.

IYC activists burn Pak flag
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Activists of the local unit of the Indian youth Congress burnt the Pakistani flag and raised slogans against violence in the Kashmir valley on the eve of Independence Day here today.

Janmasthami celebrations begin today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The International Society for Krishna Consciousness will hold a week-long nagar kirtan programme as a part of the Sri Krishna Janamasthami celebrations from August 15 in different parts of the city.

Sansar Chandra
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — A renowned scholar of Hindi and Sanskrit from the region, Mr sansar Chandra, has been nominated to the Hindi Salahakar Samiti by the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Person selling stolen car held
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The police has arrested a resident of Sirsa on a charge of selling a car which is said to have been stolen. According to police sources, Ramnik Singh Pannu, a car dealer of Sector 7, reported that Rajinder Kumar came to him to sell his car.


Teachers for new training methods
Aug 14 — A teachers’ orientation workshop was organised here today at Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School. The workshop, which was presided over by Prof A.K. Sahni, Principal, insisted on the formulation of new strategies and techniques of child training for their multifaceted development.

UT in a jam on scales of lecturers
Aug 14 — Chandigarh is one of the most active education centres of the region and is home to more than 20 technical and non-technical colleges along with a century old university. 


TARA’s anchor hunt finals tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The TARA channel's anchor hunt will culminate in a grand finale to be held at Tagore Theatre here on August 16. The contest will feature the 10 aspirants chosen by the channel during the pre-hunt stage.

Multani, Seraiki get a platform
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Where Urdu mushairas have almost become the order of the day, the one which was held here yesterday at Punjab Kala Bhavan brought out the nuances of the Seraiki and Multani languages, which were the medium for yesterday’s poetic symposium.

Health camp for villagers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Nearly 100 patients were examined at a health check-up camp organised by the Sector 26 branch of Punjab National Bank and the care Health Society at Kishangarh village yesterday.

Charter of demands submitted
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The group B,C and D employees union of PGIMER have submitted a charter of demands to the management of the Institute through its executive head and director, Dr S.K Sharma. 


Varun, Amarpreet win TT titles
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Varun Kassal in junior boys and Amarpreet Kaur in junior girls section romped home with under-17 titles on the concluding day of the Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament here today at Sector 23 hall. The men and women singles title went to Vikram Aditya and Shikha Sharma respectively.

UT shoots down Sabeeha's hopes
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — Sabeeha Dhillon, an ace shooter of Chandigarh and winner of the past year's national junior championship at Phillaur (Punjab), has been ignored by the UT Administration for this year's Independence Day award which is to be presented tomorrow. In the meet her score was 396/400, which was a new national record.

Rs 80 crore for four-laning Zirakpur road
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 14 — The Punjab government will spend Rs 80 crore on the four-laning of the Zirakpur-Bhadurgarh road, besides other roads diverging from the traffic light point which fall in the Nagar Panchayat area. The work will be started in October.

Central Excise to celebrate I-Day
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — The Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh I and II, will celebrate Independence Day at Central Revenue Building, Sector 17, tomorrow.

Trees to prevent encroachments
CHANDIGARH, Aug 14 — To prevent encroachments on the 27 hectares of vacant land on the outer Dakshin Marg in the city, the Chandigarh Administration has entrusted the Forest Department to undertake mass plantation of different varieties of trees.

Poll in 4 MC wards on August 29
SAS NAGAR, Aug 14 — Elections in the four Municipal Council wards, which were cancelled due to technical reasons, will be held on August 29, according to an advance copy of the poll notification received by the SDM here today.Top




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