Tuesday, August 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Deposed Prime Minister of Fiji Mahender Chaudhary and his wife arrive at the Chandigarh airport en route to Shimla on Monday.						     — A Tribune photograph
Deposed Prime Minister of Fiji Mahender Chaudhary and his wife arrive at the Chandigarh airport en route to Shimla on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Chaudhary for restoration of democracy 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Any dilly-dallying on part of the international community can delay the process of restoration of democracy in Fiji.. This was stated here today by the deposed Prime Minister of Fiji,. Mr Mahendra Chaudhary, when he made a brief halt at the local airport en route to Shimla on a two-day private visit.

Telephone exchange fails again
Ministry likely to order probe
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — With as the local digital trunk exchange (D-TAX) once again failing shortly before noon today, the Union Ministry of Communication (MoC) is likely to order a detailed inquiry to establish why the TAX, commissioned less than a year ago, had failed and remained faulty or erratic in its functioning for so many days.

  SAD youth wing chief, others booked
SAS NAGAR, Aug 21 — In a major development, the local police today registered an FIR against the state youth wing leader of the SAD, Karanbir Singh Kang, and other senior workers of the party on the charges of assaulting and seriously injuring a polling agent of an Independent candidate during yesterday's civic poll in the town.

UT suspends sale of lotteries
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The sale of all types of lottery tickets in Chandigarh has been suspended from midnight tonight, following an order issued by the Chandigarh Administration here today. This is a temporary measure till the Administration streamlines the sale of tickets and evolves a mechanism to curb evasion of sales tax on lotteries by those involved in the trade.


They have never been on a sticky wicket
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Marriages are made in heaven but lives are certainly made on Earth. When one meets Glenn Turner, former captain of New Zealand cricket team, and Sukhinder one realises that here is a couple who has not just fallen in love and got married but has lived life to the fullest with fame and glory following them at all times.

Website for local youth
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — What do you do when you log on the Internet? Check e-mail, chat, search, check out your homepage, do some online- shopping, send e - greetings, read news..... What else! LOVECHANDIGARH.COM.... Pyaar karo to aise! a unique website dedicated to the youth of Chandigarh has it all and more, says Akhil Verma, a third year Production Engineering student at Panjab Engineering College here.

BSP rally for women’s quota
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The local unit of the BSP held a women’s rally here today in support of its demand for 50 per cent quota for women belonging to the backward classes in the proposed quota for women in the legislatures.


17 dowry deaths reported daily in country
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — It is a fact that in only 4 per cent of the rape cases, which happens to be the most brutal form of aggression against women, accused get convicted. In 96 per cent of the cases, the guilty goes scot-free. However, even in these tip-of-the-iceberg cases it takes a few years before the judgement is delivered. And most often it is done so late that the victim is left more harassed than satisfied.

Man arrested for stealing purse
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The police has arrested an Uttar Pradesh resident on the charges of stealing the purse of a Bapu Dham resident.

Food institute to have hotel
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Food Craft Institute, Sector 42 D providing trained professionals for the hotel industry, will soon have a training hotel attached to it. The institute will be the first of its kind in the country having a training hotel attached to it. 

Traders: simplify ST assessment
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — A delegation of the Chamber of Chandigarh Industries today met the UT Administrator for the redressal of problems being faced by the industry in the UT.


Unsuccessful college students in a fix
PANCHKULA, Aug 21 — The students of Government College, Sector 1, here, who have failed to clear the examination in any of the three years are in a fix over the future course of action, with the college deciding to wash its hands off them.

350 SC/ST students admitted to B.Ed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Approximately 350 students of SC/ST class were admitted to different colleges today in the ongoing admissions of B.Ed for three universities — Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36.

Minister outlines HUDA’s projects
PANCHKULA, Aug 21 — Having spent session after session in a one-room school, the students of a government primary school were overjoyed at the prospect of being shifted into a new school building in Sector 15 here today. 

NIIT launches new courses for students
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The NIIT has launched LEDA integrated development programme for the children that will train them in the use of interactive multimedia, CD-ROMs, quizzes, workbooks, projects and other exercises.

Seats for B. Com (II) increased
Aug 21 — Seats for B.Com (II) have been increased by 10 per unit for all the affiliated colleges of Panjab University. The committee which had been constituted for the purpose took a decision to this effect in a meeting held today at the university.

Notice on contract appointment issued
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — On a petition for quashing the “contract appointment” of the Head of Microbiology Department at Sector 32 Government Medical College, Dr R.M. Joshi, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for September 7.

Take sterner action against errant drivers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Issuing notices to the Advocate-Generals of Punjab and Haryana, besides the standing counsel for Chandigarh, after taking notice of a news report appearing in The Tribune on dangers faced by bus commuters, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that “circumstances may warrant more vigorous action” against drivers involved in cases of extreme recklessness.

HC asks MC to file report on roads
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — A division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice R.S. Mongia and Mr Justice K.C. Gupta, today directed the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to file a status report on the condition of roads and also directed the Superintending Engineer to be personally present in the court on October 9.


Purity of expression in Mamta’s works
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The first thing that strikes an unbiased observer about the works which were inaugurated here yesterday at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery is their purity.


9 Panchkula skaters to be honoured
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Nine skaters of Panchkula, including five girls, will be the proud honour of special awards ceremony named the Bhim awards ceremony going to be held at Haryana Raj Bhavan, Sector 6 Chandigarh on August 24.

Manan beats Sameer in snooker
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Manan Nagpal played a fine snooker to upset Sameer Bhalla and earn a place in the quarterfinals of the open snooker event of the YMCA Open Billiards and Snooker Tournament being played here today at the YMCA hall, Sector 11.

Cricket tourney from October 7 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — St John's High School, Sector 26, will organise the 3rd Blessed Edmund Rice Inter-school Cricket Tournament-2000 from October 7 to 21 at school grounds. According to Brother C D' Abreu, principal, the tournament will be open to schools located in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar.

NCC training camp from October 8
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — The activities and shortcomings in the functioning of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) was discussed at a conference of assistant NCC officers (ANOs) held at 1 Chandigarh Girls Battalion here today.

Administration sends notices to “illegal” occupants
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 — Long after about 300 district court lawyers filed applications invited by the Estate Office for reallotment of chambers in 1998, the UT Administration has begun issuing show-cause notices to all those lawyers who are in “illegal’ occupation of the existing 108 chambers.Top



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