Sunday, August 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



SAI DG’s visit exposes false claims
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The local Director in Charge of the Sports Authority of India, Dr P.C. Kashyap, a few months ago, had said a sport sciences centre would be established by August, besides a centre of excellence for hockey. He had also promised to introduce new sport schemes in the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School.

Administration seeks shifting of national highway
Traffic congestion said to be the reason for the move
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — Due to the rising number of vehicles and congestion on the city roads, the Chandigarh Administration has asked the Ministry of Surface Transport to shift the national highway to another road within the city.

All set for Mohali civic poll
SAS NAGAR, Aug 19 — The final rehearsal by the election staff for tomorrow’s SAS Nagar Municipal Council elections was held in Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, here today. The Returning Officer, Mr Jaipal Singh, said polls would be held in 23 of the 27 wards of the civic body.

Left: Preparations get underway in Chandigarh to defuse a high velocity bomb brought from Kashmir (Right) A bomb disposal squad of the NSG detonates it at the Patiali Ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. —  Tribune and PTI photograph

Bomb detonation successfully demonstrated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — A 10-member bomb disposal squad of the National Security Guards successfully detonated an improvised explosive device at the Patiali Ki Rao firing rages in Sector 25 here this evening.


No salvation for Shivalik Arboretum
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — To say that the Shivalik Arboretum is in a bad shape is an understatement. However, without harping on how unkempt or badly maintained it is, the bottomline is that the Arboretum, inaugurated with much fan fare in 1991, could not be in a more pathetic state. The place is maintained by the Forest Department of the UT Administration.

Telephone wires go haywire
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Aug 19 — No new telephone connections have been released from the telephone exchange situated here, since 1996, allege the residents of the villages connected to the exchange.

STD lines still down in, around Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — Problems of connectivity from Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar to other places in the country and abroad continued for the eighth day today as digital trunk exchange is still not functioning.

Bank of information next week
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The first information facilitation centre, will be opened at the UT Secretariat next week. The objective of establishing the IFC is to build an effective mechanism for proper and timely delivery of government information to the common man.

Superstition disguised as business
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — Seeking alms in the name of Shani Dev is an old practice. It is a belief that if you put a coin in the mustard oil and see your face in it, it wards off bad luck. For many years people dressed in orange with a peacock feather in their turban used to collect oil and coins from door to door every morning.

Hope for power starved Panchkula
PANCHKULA, Aug 19 — A variety of issues pertaining to encroachments, sanitation, development works and the action taken on pending issues came up for discussion at a press conference held in the presence of heads of various departments under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, at the mini-secretariat in Sector 1, here today.

Swami Shiv Swaroop Atma remembered
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — Swami Shiv Swaroop Atma, Nadipur Kurali Wale left for his heavenly abode at PGI on August 4. He was instrumental in curing thousands of ailing patients suffering from various diseases like cancer, blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, paralysis, chest ailments and throat problems.


‘Suspend cops in custodial death case’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The Lawyer For Human International at its meeting held here today demanded a CBI probe into the custodial death of Amanjeet. The demand was made after a seven-member team constituted by the lawyers submitted its preliminary report about the custodial death of the victim.

One killed in mishap
PANCHKULA, Aug 19 — A jhuggi-dweller, Manoj of UP, was killed after he was knocked over by a speeding white Maruti near the crossing of Sectors 14 and 15. After being hit, he was rushed to the PGI where he succumbed to his injuries.

Rani Balbir Kaur fights back
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — “I have been wronged by certain unscrupulous persons for their personal gains and will expose them in due course”, says Rani Balbir Kaur, who has been charged with a case of cheating by the Patiala police.

2 labourers killed as building collapses
KHARAR, Aug 19 — Two labourers were killed, while three others were injured, when the foundation of a building collapsed in a paper factory in Majri village, 25 km from here, late last evening.

Is Bachchan magic on?
The super publicity of “Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya” has generated immense interest in the film. The film (Batra) falls short of a seat-binding flow.Abhishek Bachchan shows his father’s (Amitabh Bachchan’s) movement and moods. The ‘long-race horse’ plays a videographer. He falls in love with Keerti Reddy who has gone to Agra to attend a friend’s wedding.


Print making workshop begins
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — A three-day print making workshop by Paul Coldwell opened today at the Government College of Art Studios today. The workshop is being organised by the College of Art, Chandigarh in collaboration with the British Council, New Delhi.

Local bands wait for revival
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — “Chandigarh is a happening place for outside musicians and singers, but not for the local talent who is facing a saturation point in the recent years”. These are the words of a local band member called ‘The Rodrigues’.

PGI Employees’ Union elections on September 21
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The elections for the eight posts of office-bearers of PGI Employees Union will be held on September 21.A decision to this effect was taken by the executive body and the general body of the union in their meetings recently.

Cancer detection camp in Vivek School
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The Global Cancer Concern India organised a cancer detection camp at Vivek High School here today. The staff members, class IV employees and parents of the children of the school were examined by the doctors present at the camp. 


SAI, school fight over cager
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The Sector 21 IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School has criticised the Sector 18 STC of the Sports Authority of India for refusing to allow a girl to participate in the Chandigarh Junior Basketball Championship.

New hotel by CITCO in Sector 42
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — A 24 room hotel, having facilities for meetings with a business centre, a multi cuisine restaurant and a bar, has been sanctioned for Sector 42. For day to day functioning, the hotel will be attached with the Food Craft Institute.

Meeting to discuss Dr K. P. Singh’s case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — The PGI governing body in a specially convened meeting to be held on August 29 at New Delhi will discuss the issue of selection of Dr K.P. Singh for the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrinology.Top


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