Thursday, August 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


One of the devotees offers milk to Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janamashtami at ISKCON, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Wednesday night.         — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
One of the devotees offers milk to Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janamashtami at ISKCON, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Wednesday night.  — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Debarred candidate moves HC
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — In a significant move, a Senator debarred by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor from contesting the forthcoming Senate elections has approached the Punjab and Haryana High court seeking justice.

  Murder case: 2 remanded in police custody
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — The two accused in the gruesome double murder case of a liquor vend employees and the largest ever dacoity in the city, were today produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Naval Kumar and were remanded in police custody till August 30.

Railways for land on freehold basis
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Even after getting 133 acres of prime land from the UT Administration at low rates, the Railways is now seeking that the land be converted from leasehold to free- hold.

GMCH Superintendent to be relieved today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — In pursuance of the orders passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi, the UT Administration has decided to relieve Dr D.P Mehta, Medical Superintendent, GMCH-32 from his present post, tomorrow afternoon.

PGI dharamshala foundation stone laid
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Prof S.K Sharma, Director, PGI, today laid the foundation stone of Hans Raj Trust Dharamshala near the Advanced Paediatric Centre in the PGI.


Response more than expected: Chaudhry
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Deposed Fijian Prime Minister, Mr Mahendra Chaudhry, today said that he would continue his fight for the restoration of democracy on his return to Fiji.

Mahendra Chaudhry enjoys kheer
PANCHKULA, Aug 23 — It was a pleasant suprise for Mrs Mukta Chaudhry and her family this noon when deposed Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry came calling on his neice and enjoyed every minute of the one-hour he spent in their company, especially since all family members were at home.

Independent alleges bogus voting
SAS NAGAR, Aug 23 — Citing specific cases of bogus voting in the SAS Nagar Municipal Council elections, Mr Manjit Kaur, an Independent candidate who contested from ward no 10, has decided to take legal recourse against the malpractice. 

Janamashtami celebrated with fervour
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Mathura mein janam liye Aur Gokul liye avtaar, was the bhajan playing in temples, decorated and illuminated on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami. People celebrated Janamashtami with verve and zeal. Tableaus were set up in every temple of the city depicting scenes from his life. Many devotees observed fast on the occasion.

Sohana houses develop cracks 
SAS NAGAR, Aug 23 — Occupants of several houses in Sohana village had a shock of their lives when suddenly their dwelling units developed cracks and the structure of one of the houses collapsed due to leakage in an underground water supply line in the wee hours of this morning.

Will there be a holiday?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Death of any national leader or minister invariably makes government employees curious whether a holiday is in the offing. This is what one realised after answering about a 100 phone calls which flooded the newspaper office this morning. 

Zoo visit costlier
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — A visit to Chhat the Bir zoo has become costlier. Yes, this follows a hike in the prices of entrance tickets to the zoo. The increase in the rates is more than 100 per cent.

Bal Niketan inmate ties the knot
PANCHKULA, Aug 23 — It was a day of celebrations for the inmates of the Bal Niketan, Sector 2, as they danced their way right through the barat which went to Chandi Mandir where the marriage of one of “their” boys was solemnised.


Man arrested for abducting minor
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — The police has arrested a Bihar resident on the charges of kidnapping a minor.

Seminar on multimedia from August 25
SAS NAGAR,  Aug 23 — The local Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India will organise an important two-day national seminar on “Multimedia for the masses” from August 25.

Where flooding is a perennial problem
SAS NAGAR, Aug 23 — Rain brings misery to workers in the phase VIII Industrial Area here with PUDA and the PSIEC not yet been able to find a solution to the over decade-old problem of flooding which not only hits production and damages property but also endangers life.


Saturday tests for science students started
Aug 23 — The UT Education Department’s project to hold weekly tests for senior secondary classes in all schools with science stream has come in for appreciation at the hands of teachers of these schools.

St John’s wins song contest
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — St. John’s High School bagged the first prize in the inter -school folk song competition organised by Ajit Karam Singh International Public School,Sector 41, here, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the school Miss Ajit Karam Singh.


She prefers making films on social issues
Aug 23 — From Shimla to Mumbai and from a conventional “Kapoor bahu” to a film maker and entrepreneur, Veena Kapoor has come a long way.” I was a typical small town girl when Trilok Kapoor’s son Vijay saw me on the Mall road in Shimla and before I knew, I was married into the famous Kapoor family.” Incidentally, Trilok Kapoor is the actor, famous for playing the role of ‘gods’ in various religious feature films like ‘Shiva-Parvati’.


Panchkula take on Chandigarh today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — The Panchkula district team will take on formidable Chandigarh in the opening match of the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for under-19 tomorrow, according to the honorary secretary of the Panchkula District Cricket Association (affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association).

Manan enters snooker semi-final 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Manan Nagpal entered the semifinal league of the open Snooker event of the YMCA Open Billiards and Snooker Tournament being played at YMCA Hall, Sector 11, Chandigarh. He won a cliff-hanger against Tarun Kumar.

Amarjit to lead cricket team
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — Amarjit Kumar and Deepinder Singh Chhabra have been selected as the captain and vice-captain, respectively, of the Chandigarh Life Insurance Corporation of India employees cricket team, to participate in the second Inter-Corporation/Bank Employees Cricket Tournament to be held at Gursagar Cricket Ground, near Sukhna Lake on September 2.

16 teams for LIC cricket meet
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — As many as 16 teams will vie for the top honours in the second Inter-Financial Institutions/ Corporation/Bank Employees League-cum-knock-out-basis cricket tournament organised by the LIC Employees Cricket Club, Chandigarh, at Sri Gursagar Cricket Ground, Chandigarh, from September 2, according to the press secretary of the LIC Employees Cricket Club, Chandigarh.

Junior Kho-Kho meet
CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 — The junior state kho-kho championship for boys and girls (under-18) will be held from September 4 to 5 at Harkishan Model School, Sector 38, according to the honorary secretary of the Chandigarh Kho Kho Association.

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