Friday, August 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Dr K. SubrahamanyamPak thrice threatened N-attack: Subrahamanyam
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Pakistan’s nuclear capability was ahead of India’s during the eighties and the early nineties and on three different occasions it issued a veiled threat to use nuclear weapons against India.

Senate poll: HC stays VC’s order
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Staying the operation of the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor's order rejecting the nomination paper for the Senate elections of the Director of Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Dr Ajaib Singh, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the respondents for September 6.

3 highest tax payers honoured
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — The Income Tax Department honoured three highest tax payers of the Chandigarh at a function here today.
The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (North Western Region), presented samman patras to Mr M.L. Sarin and Mr M.M. Khanna. Ms Promilla, a sister of Mr Dewan Ramesh Chand, received the samman patra on behalf of his brother.

Getting peanuts for hard work
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Are the private school teachers being discriminated against as they are paid meagre salaries, while their counterparts working in the government-run schools are being paid handsome salaries?


  Print of slippers led to their arrest
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — The lure of Mammon and the dream of making it rich overnight have landed two of the five accused in the liquor vend double murder case in the police net. The murderers had decamped with Rs 64 lakh in cash.

Strike threat by staff: MC seeks Army’s help
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — In the wake of the one-day strike call given by the employees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) on August 29, the Chandigarh Administration has sought the help of the Army for maintaining the civic amenities.


Strict quality control for lead acid batteries
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Lead acid batteries used in automobiles, invertors, uninterrupted power supply systems, among other things, will now be produced under stricter regulations imposed by a notification of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

In old age homes, but not by choice
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — His tired eyes recollect the days of the Independence struggle and his contribution as a journalist. He is spending the evening of his life in an old age home in Sector 15-D. Dani Ram Chaudhary (78) is one of the 21 inmates at the old age home who eagerly wait someone to call on them, and are overwhelmed with joy when a relative or a friend comes .
Inmates of old age homes spend their time in prayers and rest, learning to accept their changed circumstances
Inmates of old age homes spend their time in prayers and rest, learning to accept their changed circumstances

Raid conducted to check power load
PANCHKULA Aug 24 —The Electricity Department carried out raids in residential areas of the city here today to check unauthorised load which is stated to be the cause of frequent breakdowns.

Telecom employees observe strike
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — City residents, who wanted to get their phones shifted apply for new phones, pay their bills or get some paper work done, were a harassed lot today as employees of the local telecom department joined in a nation-wide strike of telecom employees to protest against a decision of the government to have a corporation in place of the department.

Operating against all odds
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — A congested and dilapidated room on the first floor of a commercial establishment is all which makes the accommodation of the Naya Gaon Police Station. 

Seminar on statute’s review from Aug 27
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — A two-day seminar on “Indian constitution: a review” will be organised by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) on August 27 and 28.

Admn urged to recognise houses outside lal dora
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 —The Sri Anandgarh Complex Welfare Society, Kajheri, has again urged the Chandigarh Administration to regularise the houses outside the lal dora.

Work on phone exchange begins
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — The process to start installing a 5,000 line telephone exchange has been started at Swastik Vihar, Mansa Devi. This will serve areas of Mansa Devi and other neighbouring societies. The exchange is likely to be commissioned in October this year.

Move on public toilets okayed
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today okayed the proposal pertaining to the transfer of operation and maintenance of public toilet blocks and mobile toilets to the Sulabh International, an internationally-renowned NGO.

Cops’ recruitment results on Sept 1
PANCHKULA Aug 24 — The results of the physical tests of over 300 applicants held for recruitment of 20 constables will be declared on September 1 following which they will be required to appear for an interview.

Indian Bank staff form ‘human chain’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 24 — Employees of the Indian Bank here today held a dharna and formed a “human chain” near their regional office in protest against the bank management’s decision to close 11 zonal offices, 75 branches and retrench 4,000 employees.

ISKCON celebrates Vyas puja
CHANDIGARH Aug 24— The 104th appearance day, known as Vyas puja, of H.D. A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Sril Prabhupada, the founder archarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ( ISKCON), was celebrated all over the world today. 


Stolen goods worth 4 lakh recovered
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — In a major breakthrough, the police has arrested two persons and recovered stolen property worth Rs 4 lakh from their possession.

Sarpanch assaulted
ZIRAKPUR Aug 24 — As many as three unidentified persons broke into the house of Mr Dharam Singh, sarpanch of Bhabhat village, and assaulted him brutally resulting in serious injuries to his head.


150 delegates to attend multimedia seminar
MOHALI, Aug 24 — A two-day seminar on “Multimedia for the Masses” will be organised at the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology in India (CEDTI) beginning tomorrow.


PU admissions: 70 seats fall vacant
CHANDIGARH, Aug 24 — Nearly 70 seats have fallen vacant in the honours school of Pharmacy and other science departments of Panjab University during the ongoing admission to the graduate courses.


Bail denied
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — The bail application of Dhan Singh was today dismissed by the special Judge for the CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, in Panjab University paper-leakage case.


Punjabi play focuses on liberty 
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — About two weeks ago, veteran Punjabi theatre director Gursharan Singh, had staged a production called Chhata Chanan Da Dei Janan on the premises of Punjab Kala Bhavan. The same production was repeated here today, and for specific reasons.


Experts give tips on improving oral health
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Dental problems such as caries, gum diseases, malocclusion among schoolgoing children are commonplace. 

Committee okays PGI fee hike
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — A proposal to revise various charges of nursing courses in the PGI was approved in the Academic Committee meeting held today under the chairmanship of a former PGI Director, Dr I.C. Pathak.


Manan, Manav enter semis
CHANDIGARH Aug 24 — Manan Nagpal outplayed Eroz to enter the finals of the junior snooker event of the YMCA open billiards and snooker tournament, being played at YMCA Hall, Sector 11. 


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