Thursday, August 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Glam girls: Local models interact in Panchkula with their counterparts from Delhi on the eve of the fashion show to be held in Chandigarh on Thursday. 	— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Local models interact in Panchkula with their counterparts from Delhi on the eve of the fashion show to be held in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Petrol price up by Rs 1.95 in city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — With the Chandigarh Administration increasing the sales tax on petrol from 12 per cent to 20 per cent, petrol started costing more in the city from today.

Sitting MLAs to get land for colony in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, Aug 16 — Citing security reasons, the Punjab Government has decided to allot land for a residential colony for its sitting Members of the Legislative Assembly in this town. 

Polyclinic to have gynae ward
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The heavy rush of patients in the gynaecology wards of the Sector 16 hospital is likely to reduce after the UT Administration has decided to provide maternity services in the Sector 22 polyclinic. 


Litigation delays UT's IT education plan
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The UT Education Department's plan to introduce computer education in schools and colleges which was supposed to start from this session will have to wait. The reason: legal wrangling between the Administration and service providing companies.

Promises galore by MC poll candidates
SAS NAGAR, Aug 16 — Promises of giving a facelift to the town and maintenance of basic amenities is what the candidates are making in their door-to-door campaigning for the forthcoming elections to SAS Nagar Municipal Council. 


Cattle falling prey to polythene bags
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — They lie by the roadside, lifeless with their stomach burst open revealing heap of dingy yellow, black, even pink polythene bags. Every now and then one comes across dead cattle who fall victims to the polythene bag epidemic.

Administration denies separate home to delinquents
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The Chandigarh Administration has shot down the proposal for a separate home for delinquents and neglected children, saying that their number, in the city, was negligible. Therefore, having such an infrastructure would be an unnecessary burden on the administration.



Person succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — A Barwala resident, Hem Raj, succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a bus near the new SAS Nagar barrier. The driver of the bus (PB-12-C-9030) was Faqir Singh. A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered and the accused has been arrested.

PCR staff's hand suspected in custodial death case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The custodial death of Amanjeet has exposed lack of coordination between the police and the Police Control Room. Most of the SHOs term it as a nuisance which only adds to their woes.

Stolen cars, scooters recovered
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The Crime Branch has arrested two persons and recovered four cars and two scooters valued at about Rs 8 lakh from them.

One killed, 13 injured in accident
KHARAR, Aug 16 — One person was killed and 13 other were injured, of them one seriously, in a road accident near Desu Majra village on the Kharar-SAS Nagar road today. Vehicular traffic remained suspended for some time because of the accident.

One killed, 6 hurt in road mishap
SAS NAGAR, Aug 16 — One person was killed and six others were injured when a PRTC bus in which they were travelling dashed against a tree while avoiding a cow at Tangori village, near here, today.


85 per cent B.Ed seats filled on day one
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The interview-cum-counselling session for admission to B.Ed in all colleges of Punjab and the UT started at the Dev Samaj College for Education here today. As many as 85 per cent seats of UT education colleges, including the Dev Samaj College and Government College of Education, were filled today.

‘Uniform syllabus needed in schools’
Aug 16 — The state needs to have a uniform education policy and subject content for all children at the school level, said Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister of Punjab, while inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘teaching subjects at the school level in view of future needs’ organised by the Punjab School Education Board at the ICCSR Complex, Panjab University, here, today.

RSS leader addresses ABVP seminar
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Mr Inderesh, senior leader of the RSS, in a seminar organised by Panjab University unit of the ABVP here today said the British had cleverly drafted policies that weakened our touch with the past. This threatened the national identity.

Trees planted as arts college turns 50
Aug 16 — To mark the beginning of the celebrations of the golden jubilee year of the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Ms Vineeta Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, planted a gulmohar sapling in the college premises.


A starry evening wrapped in talent
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The stars seemed to have descended upon the Tagore Theatre which was all glitter and glamour this evening.

Lecturer honoured for designing logos
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Mr D.S. Kapoor, a lecturer of the Sector 10 Government College of Art, received a commendation certificate from the Chandigarh Administration on Independence Day.

Kavi sammelan today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — A trilingual kavi sammelan will be organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi to celebrate 53 years of Independence in the Sector 11 Government College for Girls tomorrow, according to a press note issued here today.

The budding artist
THESE days a number of organisations are holding summer workshops for children. But do the children gain by joining such workshops? “Definitely,” says Rajendra Saksena of SCL, whose nine-year-old daughter is learning painting in one of such classes.


Rajeev enters last eight
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Rajeev Bhardwaj made it to the last eight of the handicap snooker event of the YMCA Open Billiards and Snooker Tournament today. The tournament is being played in the Sector 11 YMCA hall. He defeated Tejinder in two straight frames.

Junior basketball meet begins
CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, beat Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 30-5, on the first day of the UT State Junior Basketball Championship at the Sector 46 Sports Complex here today. The halftime score was 14-3 and Rajita scored the maximum for Bhavan Vidyalaya.

Preventing theft with electromagnetic meters
PANCHKULA, Aug 16 — The Electricity Department is all set to replace regular meters with electromagnetic ones in the industrial, commercial and residential areas of the city. The process is already under way in the industrial area.Top

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