Wednesday, August 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



MC workers’ strike fails to affect residents
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Even as hundreds of employees of the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration remained on strike today, the management of vital installations by the Army and other wings of the Administration ensured that the supply of water and power to pumping stations, besides the city, remained normal.

Petrol dealers call off strike
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Owners of all 33 private-sector petrol stations in the city, today, called off their indefinite strike after the Chandigarh Administration assured them that it would review its order on taxes. It will be business as usual at petrol stations from Wednesday.

Municipal Council election over
SAS NAGAR, Aug 29 — Barring stray incidents of heated exchanges among supporters of different candidates over complaints of bogus voting, the polling in four reserved wards of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council went off peacefully amidst stringent police arrangements here today. 

Touch screen project fails to take off
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The Touch Screen Technology Machine Project of Panjab University seems to have got stuck even before it took off.

Parlours do the trick!
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, goes the saying. But now it is also supposed to lie in the innumerable beauty parlours mushrooming all over the city and its outskirts.

A Haryana VIP car which rammed into a shop in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo  VIP car rams into shop
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Some persons on a morning stroll had a providential escape when Haryana government car, (HR 51 C 0077), being allegedly rashly driven jumped a road kerb and banged into the shutter of a shop in Sector 7 here this morning. 

Dhillon rebuts charges
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Offering a rebuttal to the various allegations levelled against him by the DPR, Punjab, Mangal Dhillon said it was unfortunate that officials of the department had chosen to misguide the public by spreading wrong and baseless information about him.

Pollution prevention week
PARWANOO, Aug 29 — A two-day awareness-cum-vehicular monitoring camp to celebrate the Vehicle Safety and Pollution Prevention Week was organised by the HP State Pollution Control Board, Parwanoo, in collaboration with the local police. 

Visa facilitation centre for city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — To facilitate the immigration process of applicants as well as students from North India to Australia, a visa facilitation centre is proposed to be opened at Chandigarh.

Burail jail inmates frisked
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Inmates and staff of Model Jail in Burail village were frisked late in the evening today by senior officials of the jail, according to sources.

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Bid to outrage modesty of girl, 1 arrested
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The police has arrested a Sector 15 resident on the charge of attempting to outrage the modesty of his neighbour.

Assault alleged
KHARAR, Aug 29 — The local police today registered a case under Sections 353, 186 and 506 of the IPC against a private contractor.Top

Dishnet launches services in city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Dishnet, a private Internet service provider, launched its services as part of its plans to start in all parts of the country.Top


CBSE compartment results out
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The CBSE has declared the results of the Compartment Examination for the All-India Senior Secondary School Certificate here today. 

Confusion over Fellows’ poll
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Confusion prevails among candidates for elections as fellows to Panjab University Senate in the graduates constituency, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying rejection of Mr Ajaib Singh as a candidate by the Vice-Chancellor.

Conference on education from Sept 16
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — A zonal conference on “Quest for Quality Education” will be organised by the Independent Schools Organisation on September 16 and 17 at Shivalik Public School here.Top

Illegal mining challenged in court
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Nearly a month after Chandigarh Tribune carried a report on illegal mining in Sukhna choe, a city resident today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court here for directions to the UT Inspector-General of Police, besides the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police and four others, to check the menace.

Sodhi Ram case hearing tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The discharge application moved by Panjab University’s Controller of Examination Sodhi Ram in the paper leakage case will come for hearing on August 31.Top


Club that makes kids dance
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — “Chun Mun Club, as its name suggests, is a club for little girls at Ambala. It helps children develop an interest in art and culture. Mr Ashok Sharma, Director of the club, said its aim was to give children an opportunity to perform on stage.

Members of Chun Mun Club of Ambala enjoy themselves in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph


CME on diet management
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The Dietics Department and the Department of Medicine of Government Medical College and Hospital are organising a CME entitled “Diet management in medicine’’ on September 3 at the Sector 30 CSIO-auditorium. It will be inaugurated by the PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma.

The ground beneath your feet!
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — More than 60 per cent of the disabilities of the locomotive system pertain to foot injuries and infections. The XIV annual conference, being organised by the Indian Foot Society on September 2 and 3, at the PGI, will focus on the advances in the management of foot and ankle problems. Top


Few celebrate National Sports Day
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — On National Sports Day today, the Chandigarh Sports Council organised a run for fun and an exhibition match between veteran men and women hockey players in the Sector 42 stadium. The day is dedicated to Dhyan Chand whose 96th birth anniversary falls today.

SD Club cagers top pool
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The SD Club, Sector 32, beat Khalsa College, Jalandhar, to top Pool A of the Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament here today in SD Public School, Sector 32.Top

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