Wednesday, August 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


2 reasons to rejoice — Independence Day & Raksha Bandhan, both were celebrated on August 15
The happiness and joy of holding the Tricolour has not diminished with time, seems the reaction of these school girls.
The happiness and joy of holding the Tricolour has not diminished with time, seems the reaction of these school girls. — — A Tribune photograph by Manoj Mahajan
Strengthening the bonds of love: A little girl ties a rakhi on her brother's wrist in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Strengthening the bonds of love: A little girl ties a rakhi on her brother's wrist in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Beware of elements from across border: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), while appealing to the citizens to beware of those elements from across the border who were trying to create instability, today emphasised the need to harness the growing power of information technology for development and progress.

  VIPs to lose security cover
SAS NAGAR, Aug 15 — Several political leaders and civil officers in the town will lose the armed security cover provided by the Punjab police. The Ropar police has already asked the local police to withdraw the security cover of at least nine persons with immediate effect and send the cops to the Police Lines for further posting.

New facilities at paediatric centre 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — With the Advanced Paediatric Centre heading for the development of super-specialities in the fields of paediatric surgery and medicine, highly advanced treatment will now be available to patients from the region.

Electioneering for civic poll hots up in SAS Nagar
SAS NAGAR, Aug 15 — With the second municipal poll in the town scheduled for August 20, electioneering has intensified, with candidates going from door to door to woo voters.



Rakhi celebrated with fervour
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in the city today. Almost all the men in the city were seen adorning colourful rakhis on their wrists.

Jayanti Devi fair draws devotees
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Hundreds of devotees thronged the 550-year-old Mata Jayanti Devi Temple at Jayanti Majri village, about 17 km from here, on the first day of a two-day fair yesterday. The fair is held on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, every year.

Christopher Thomas to deliver lecture
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Mr Christopher Thomas, former South Asia correspondent of The Times of London, will deliver a lecture at the Chandigarh Press Club tomorrow at 11 a.m. 


Thieves sent to judicial custody
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Two persons were sent to judicial custody by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) till August 24. The accused were arrested by the local police in Hallo Majra village on a charge of theft.

6 hurt in accident
LALRU, Aug 15 — Six persons, including five members of a family, were seriously injured in an accident involving a Tata Sumo and a truck on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway at Lalru here this afternoon.


Senate concerned at falling exam standard
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Voices on the deteriorating academic health in an atmosphere needing administrative cleansing were raised repeatedly during the exclusive Senate meeting intended to discuss the budget on Sunday.

DoT told to pay Rs 20,000 to subscriber 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Hauling up the Department of Telecom for excessive billing and unfairly disconnecting the telephone of a city resident, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II here directed the department to pay up the complainant to the tune of Rs 20,000 as compensation for the harassment.

Rani Balbir Kaur clarifies
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Rani Balbir Kaur, Professor, Department of Indian Theatre, who was released on bail by a Patiala court yesterday, would take her religious play “Shubh Karman..” , dedicated to the 10th Sikh Guru, to the USA next month.


Plays, dances mark Kehkahe 2000
Aug 15 — Kehkahe-2000, the comedy show, organised at Tagore Theatre here yesterday was well received by the city audience.


Badminton meet from September 7
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 —The Chandigarh Badminton Association will hold the annual UT state badminton championship in all age groups from September 7 to 10 at the Sector 42 indoor hall, according to Mr Gian Chand Gupta, President of the association. 

Title for Public Sports Club
CHANDIGARH, Aug 15 — Public Sports Club, SAS Nagar, won the team championship by securing 68 points, while Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 42, secured second position in the 16th Chandigarh Powerlifting Meet, which concluded here yesterday at Sector 42 Sports Complex. 

DC order on public grievances
PANCHKULA, Aug 15 — Officials of the administration were directed to reserve time to attend to public grievances and display boards of the same outside their offices.

Green translates into clean: DC
PANCHKULA, Aug 15 — Highlighting the importance of tree plantation, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, said that this was the only way to ensure that the coming generations could breathe in clean air. Top

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