Tuesday, August 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Army given charge of water, power supply lines
MC, UT employees’ stir today 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — With a section of UT employees and Municipal Corporation employees gearing to go on a day-long strike on Tuesday, vital points like all major water supply stations have been handed over to the Army for technical operations while additional linemen have been posted for patrolling along power lines to keep power supply operational. 3 Punwire officials tracked, arrested
SAS NAGAR, Aug 28 — Special teams constituted by the Ropar police to arrest the employees of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire) wanted in different cases of cheating and misappropriation of funds of the company to the tune of crore of rupees, yielded results when three of the suspects were arrested from different places in the country. 

Petrol dealers go on strike
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Private sector petrol stations in the city will go on an indefinite strike from midnight tonight in protest against the hike in local tax and other levies which had made petrol costlier by Rs 1.63 and 98 paise per litre compared to the prevailing prices in the adjoining Haryana and Punjab, respectively.

Polling in 5 sensitive wards today
SAS NAGAR, Aug 28 — In wake of tomorrow’s poll in the four reserved wards of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, the local administration has declared all the five polling stations as either very sensitive or sensitive. 



Fewer PU Senate poll centres
Voters to travel long distances in HP, Haryana
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The reduction in the number of polling stations in Haryana, Himachal and Delhi for the Senate elections of Panjab University is likely to cause  inconvenience to a large number of voters belonging to these areas. 

Shahabad-Panchkula transmission line inaugurated
MADANPUR (Panchkula), Aug 28 — The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today warned the electricity staff to work honestly or he might be compelled to take action against them.


Presidential form of government favoured
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — States should look towards India as one unit of which they form an integral part, said Mr Hari Jaisingh, Editor, The Tribune, while expressing his concern over the deteriorating standard of public men and political institutions in the country.


Three attempt suicide
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Three persons tried to commit suicide in various parts of the city today. According to the police sources, 40-year-old Kailash Devi, a resident of Indira Colony, tried to burn herself. She was rushed to the PGI with serious burn injuries and her condition was stated to be serious.

'Absent policemen' suspended
SAS NAGAR, Aug 28 — For negligence of duty, the Ropar police has suspended at least 25 police personnel who formed part of the additional force requisitioned from the border range to have better policing in the town. 

SSP orders inquiry into ear chopping case
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 28 — Mr H.S. Sidhu, SSP, Patiala has ordered an inquiry into the ‘‘ear chopping case’’ and has asked the DSP of Dera Bassi to submit a report after verifying the facts.

Shopkeepers remove encroachments
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Shopkeepers of Palika Bazar in Sector 19 today set an example for others by voluntarily clearing off the corridors and removing other encroachments from the market.


Principals seek selection scale
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — A deputation of the Principals Federation of Punjab and Chandigarh of Non-government Colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar led by its General Secretary, Mr P.S. Sangha, met the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today and submitted a memorandum requesting the Chandigarh Administration to release the selection scale of 4500-7300, respectively, to the three college principals of Chandigarh.

Satya Pal Gautam clarifies
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Dr Satya Pal Gautam of the Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, has clarified in a press note that he had decided not to contest the Senate elections in 2004 upholding the principles of democratic participatory management of the university and “not contest senate elections in the future” as reported.

Special lok adalat settles 40 cases
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The District Court complex in Sector 17 was laced with hectic activity today, with the special lok adalat held here on Sunday for settling accident claim petitions, deciding 40 cases. 

Yog Raj's bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Test cricketer and film actor Yog Raj Singh, accused of selling adulterated petrol.


I’ll never work with government: Dhillon
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Mangal Dhillon is extremely perturbed over the accusations being levelled against him by the DPR of the Punjab Government, so much so that today he went to the extent of saying that he would never deal with the Punjab Government ever again.

Human moods captured in frames
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — There is a lot of technique at play in the works being displayed at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery. Right from the theme of the collection to the mode of realisation of ideas, there is a lot to the exhibition of photographs by Ashok Kaushal which catches the eye and captures the heart.

Appointment issue likely to top agenda
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The appointment of Dr K.P. Singh as Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrinology is likely to top the agenda of the meeting of the Governing Body of the PGI in New Delhi tomorrow. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of the Union Health Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur.

Awards for two PGI doctors 
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Prof Sudha Suri, Head of the Department of Radio diagnosis, PGI, and recipient of the B.C. Roy national award, has now been selected for the Indian Council of Medical Research award.


Another Sports Day to go unnoticed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Tomorrow is National Sports Day. This may surprise many because not more than one per cent of Indians know about it. In 1995, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development had instructed sport departments of all states that August 29, birthday of Dhyan Chand, would be celebrated as National Sport Day every year.

School qualifies for Subroto Cup
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, subdued St Xavier’s School, Sector 44 to qualify for the Subroto Mukherjee Cup, going to be played at Delhi next month. Sanjay School team will be the only team in the under-17 section chosen from Chandigarh for the cup.

Manan, Deepak and Anil corner glory
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Manan Nagpal bagged the junior snooker title by overpowering Aman Bhasin in five frames in the YMCA Open Billiards and Snooker Tournament which concluded here this evening at the YMCA, Sector 11. 

Driving range to open in October
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The driving range of the Chandigarh Golf Association is almost prepared and would be opened to members on October 1. This was announced here today by the President of the association, Mr Desh Prem Azad.

Jacob visits academy
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The Governor Punjab and UT Administrator, Lt-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, today made a visit to the Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, which began its operations early this month.

Meet begins
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The first phase of the selection of the Kendriya Vidyalaya  Sangathan team for the National School Games began today with the inauguration of the three-day Inter-KV Sub-Junior Football Tournament at Chandi Mandir.

Prohibitory orders
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today issued prohibitory orders, banning taking out of processions, organising of rallies, making speeches, sitting in dharnas and carrying of lathis in areas located north of Madhya Marg. The order has been passed for a period of 60 days.

Administration fixes rice rates under PDS
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Following the revision of support price of rice by the Central Government from Rs 1,180 to Rs 1,130 per quintal for the above poverty line and Rs 590 to Rs 565 per quintal for the below poverty line, the Chandigarh Administration has refixed the wholesale and retail rates of the rice to be sold under the public distribution system.Top



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