Wednesday, August 23,
Chandigarh, India



No exams in schools from December to March 15
Teachers to be engaged in census work
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — There will be no exams for the school children from December 1, 2000, to March 15 next year. The reason? pre-occupation of teachers in the ongoing census operations. 

A tableau displayed at the Chaitanya Gaudiya Math on the eve of Janamashtami in Sector 20, Chandigarh on Tuesday
A tableau displayed at the Chaitanya Gaudiya Math on the eve of Janamashtami in Sector 20, Chandigarh on Tuesday — A Tribune photograph

Temples decked up for Janamashtami

CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The temples are decorated and decked up for the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami, falling tomorrow. 

Two held in liquor vend employees’ murder case
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The mystery shrouding the double murder of Sector 24 liquor vend employees was today solved by the Special Crime staff of the local police with the arrest of two persons. 

Restructure Centre-state ties: Vardhan
CHANDIGARH, Aug 22 — The CPI general secretary, Mr A.B. Vardhan, today suggested the restructuring of Centre-state relations and giving more financial and administrative powers to the states to enable them to fulfill their socio-economic obligations.

55 LPG cylinders confiscated from hotels
PANCHKULA Aug 22 — In a significant haul, officials of the Indian Oil Corporation and the Food and Supplies Department here today confiscated over 55 LPG domestic cylinders which were being used for commercial purposes in hotels and restaurants in the city. 

Help the cops to serve you better
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — Do the men in khaki really deserve the brickbats that are dished out to them day in and day out? Which government servant puts in an average 14-hour day round the year for no additional benefit? 

Girl accuses father of forcing her to commit suicide
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — In a daughter versus father case, city resident Manpreet Sohal has accused her father, Balwinder Singh, of meddling with her life till she decided to commit suicide. 





State EC quashes SDM’s order
SAS NAGAR Aug 22 — In a development relating to elections in the four remaining wards of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, the Punjab State Election Commission, today, quashed an order passed by the Returning officer-cum-Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), SAS Nagar, through which the latter had rejected the nomination papers of an independent candidate on the plea that the candidate did not belong to the Backward Classes. 

Stone crushers defy PPCB orders
ZIRAKPUR Aug 22 — Disobeying closure orders of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), stone crushers are still operational in Zirakpur and its surrounding areas.
Moreover, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities have not disconnected the electricity supply to these units, despite PPCB’s directions in this regard.

A road motorists cross with fear
NAYA GAON Aug 22 — Claustrophobic feeling grips you just as you cross the Naya Gaon barrier towards Khuda Ali Sher. Lined along the road are tin sheds erected by shopkeepers illegally. Adding to the congestion are rehriwallas and three-wheelers waiting for customers incessantly.

Union flays lock-out in factory
SAS NAGAR Aug 22 — The Mohali Trade Union Council today alleged that the management of an industrial unit, MOI Engineering Ltd, declared a lock-out in violation of the Labour Act. Mr Jagdev Singh, General Secretary of the council, said neither the workers had given notice of any strike and that the dialogue between the management and the workers regarding the latter’s demands was going without any interruption in the functioning of the unit.

Order on employing helpers, servants
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today ordered that all owners, managers or tenants of commercial establishments would have to inform the police station concerned before employing any servants, helpers, maids or part-time helpers.

Newspaper staff wear black badges
CHANDIGARH, Aug 22 — Employees of The Tribune group of publications wore black badges in response to a call given by the National Coordination Committee of Newspaper and News Agencies Employees Federation to protest against the poor and inadequate scales of pay recommended by the Manisana Wage Board. 

Colourful function by ISKCON
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — A colourful religious function was organised on the eve of Sri Krishna Janamashtami by the local body of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at a Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today.

Telephone panel meeting
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The local Telephone Advisory Committee (TAC) met here today. Issues like printing of the new telephone directory, slow Internet connectivity, delay in rectification of faults and in release of new connections in Mani Majra, were discussed, among other things.


Business environment and women entrepreneurs
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — Notwithstanding Ms Sumati Morarji of the Shipping Corporation, Ms Yamutai Kirloskar of the Mahila Udyog Limited and Ms Shahnaz Hussain of the Beauty Clinic, in India, women’s presence in business still remains a relatively new phenomenon. 

Floor area ratio may go up
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — An increase in the floor area ratio (FAR), which means more built-up area, may be allowed in industrial sheds in Chandigarh. An increase of upto 33 per cent is on the cards, according to sources.


PU seats fall vacant
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — Panjab University has asked candidates for some B.Sc courses where seats have become vacant to appear again in examinations, according to a press note issued here today.

PU employees regain ‘lost’ savings
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The money of Panjab University employees lost in a saving scheme of the postal services, recently, has found its right ownership following an official inquiry. The employees had saved money out of their salaries under a special savings scheme.

Science seminar
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The State Institute of Science Education Department is organising two state-level competitions on August 25 at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

B.Sc Honours School seats vacant
CHANDIGARH, Aug 22 — Some seats for admission to the first year of the B. Sc (Honours School) in the reserved category have fallen vacant in Panjab University.


Anticipatory bail rejected
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The anticipatory bail plea filed by two city residents, accused of being involved in a rioting and attempt to murder case, was today rejected by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C Godara.


Brij with some of his creations at his studio in Sector 11, Chandigarh on TuesdayBrij's creations voice cultural assimilation
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — After experimenting with mysticism of the East and concreteness of the West in his last exhibition, post-modernist artist from the city Brij is here again with a new collection of works inspired by altered cultural patterns of the city. 

Music provides mental peace, says Dilraj Kaur
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — ‘’The unexpected happens to you whilst you are busy making other plans’’, says Dilraj Kaur, a Bollywood singer.

Western wear in vogue
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — Youngsters are always crazy for latest fashion trends and different looks, preferably in student life. A drastic change is seen in the choice of casual and formal outfits in students. Salwar kameez and dupatta are considered formal wear by most of the girls here because they feel jeans and tops are more comfortable.


Committee okays purchases, sans spiral CT scan
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The purchase committee of the PGI, has cleared the proposal for procuring equipment, drugs and life support systems worth more than Rs 1 crore for the hospital. 

New lens for cataract patients
CHANDIGARH, Aug 22— The single piece foldable acrylic intra-ocular lens for cataract patients has been introduced for the first time in India at Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital, Sohana, near here.


Dubai school to host CBSE badminton
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The under-14 National Badminton Championships of schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education will be held in Dubai this year from December 19 to 22, according to the CBSE’s sports calendar for the 2000-2001 session.

Steps to improve sports activities
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — ‘’The overall emphasis to improve sports activities in Haryana will be on four major points — infrastructure development, competition exposure to players, increased co-ordination at school and college level and training to the trainers,” quipped Dr B.K. Sinha, who was recently appointed Director Sports, Haryana.


MC wins dispute with Excise Dept
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The long-standing dispute between the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) and the Excise authorities, involving levy of excise duty amounting to over Rs 1 crore, has finally been settled in favour of the civic body.

Panel gives estimate of 4.43 cr for pipe network
CHANDIGARH Aug 22 — The water supply and the sewerage disposal committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today recommended an estimate of Rs 4.43 crore for laying pipe network for supplying tertiary treated water for the irrigation of various open spaces in Phase I and II sectors. 



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