Saturday, August 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Balbir of Khanna trying to lift Soni of Roni village at a wrestling competition in Teera village in the annual fair of Guga Madi on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Balbir of Khanna trying to lift Soni of Roni village at a wrestling competition in Teera village in the annual fair of Guga Madi on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Close contests likely in Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — The Panjab University Senate elections this time will witness close contests for the faculty seats.

PCOs, ISPs, banks worst hit 
Telecom, Alcatel engineers struggle to find fault in STD
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18—Even as telecom and Alcatel engineers struggle to find a fault in the digital trunk exchange, commercial activity in the city has virtually come to a standstill. 

Petrol price highest in UT
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — Residents of Chandigarh who were enjoying the luxury of getting petrol at the lowest rate in the region will now have to shell out the highest price as compared to their brethren in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.



  Ignoring injury can cost sportsman his career
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — If a sportsperson ignores a minor injury, it can turn into a major one. This can ruin his career and he may never be able to return to sports, says Dr Mandeep Dhillon, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, in the PGI, who has Paul Coldwell recently been selected member of the Medical Commission of Indian Olympic Association.

Artist on goodwill mission
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — He is a master at graphic work, a print-maker par excellence. Apart from having the best of education in art from the Bristol Polytechnic and Slade School of Art in the UK, Paul Coldwell has also served in different teaching capacities at the various institutions in the UK.



Nagar kirtan on August 28
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — The nagar kirtan in connection with the Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib will be taken out on August 28.

H.S. Josh is ICWA president
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — Mr Harcharan Singh Josh and Mr K.C. Aggarwal have been elected president and treasurer, respectively, of the Indian Council of World Affairs for a period of three years.


No arrests yet in double murder case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — The police is on the lookout for two drivers who are suspected to be involved in the gruesome murder of two Sector 24 liquor vend employees, besides taking away Rs 40 lakh in cash yesterday.

CTU bus mows down one man
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — In separate incidents, two persons were killed in the city here today.


Should admissions to BBA, BCA, B.Com be centralised?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — With the admission process on its last legs in various colleges of Chandigarh, the question of whether there should be centralised admissions to courses like BBA, BCA and B.Com, has again come to the fore.

600 admitted to B.Ed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — As many as 600 students were given admissions today, the third day of the B.Ed admissions being held at the Dev Samaj College of Education for all 25 colleges affiliated to the three universities of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Workshop on microgel electrophoresis
Aug 18 — The Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, hosted a two-day workshop on microgel electrophoresis. This workshop was inaugurated by the DUI, Mr Ashok Sahni, yesterday, who emphasised the need of such workshops to have trained manpower to combat the problems facing mankind.

Non-bailable warrants in cheque bounce case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — A city court today issued non-bailable warrants against a city resident who failed to pay back the amount of Rs 1.2 lakh to the complainant, Mr Gurpal Singh. The case under the Negotiable Instruments Act was registered against Amardeep Singh here last year.

Bail denied in document forgery case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today rejected the bail application of Bhupinder Singh Puri in a case of cheating and forgery.

Judicial remand for taking bribe
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today sent a Burail resident to judicial remand. The accused, who was arrested here on August 18 by the UT Vigilance Department had been caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 500.


Sa Re Ga Ma Punjabi audition tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — To provide a platform to new talent, Zee TV will conduct an audition for its popular musical programme Sa Re Ga Ma Punjabi in different cities of the region.


Abhinav wins close match
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — Abhinav qualified for the main draw of the open snooker event of the YMCA Open Billiards and Snooker Tournament which is being played here in the Sector 11 YMCA Hall. 

GCG-42 cagers win UT junior meet
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — Sarita of the Sector 42 Government College for Girls helped her team beat the Sector 18 Government Girls Senior Secondary School, 28-27, in the final of the UT Junior Basketball Tournament which concluded here today in the Sector 46 Sports Complex.

Annual meeting of NCC officers held
CHANDIGARH, Aug l8 — The annual conference of group commanders and state representatives of the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh directorates of the National Cadet Corps was held at the UT Guest House here today.

Market committee elections
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18 — Elections to the local market committee are scheduled to be held within five to six weeks, according to sources, as a notice has been issued. The market committee comprises nine members.

Aug 20 to be dry day in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, Aug 18 — The District Magistrate, Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, through an order passed today, has declared August 20 as dry day within the municipal limits of Mohali when Mohali Municipal Council goes to the polls.Top

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