Thursday, August 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



MCC defers decision on guide maps
No charges for religious functions on public land
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 —The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today deferred the decision on the installation of illuminated sector guide maps in the city.

Banks, petrol pumps told to review security arrangements
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — In the wake of the recent dacoity at a nationalised bank in Amritsar in which a manager and a gunman were shot dead by armed dacoits, the Ropar police has directed all banks, owners of petrol pumps and liquor vends to review the security arrangements at their establishments. 

BCA students face bleak future
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The realisation that the BCA degree is not as beneficial as it seems to be has dawned upon the final year students of the first batch of BCA.

Man kills minor son
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — In a gruesome incident, a minor boy was allegedly killed by his father in Rajiv Colony, Shahpur, today.


From commercial site to dumping ground
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30— An area earmarked for commercial purposes in Sector 35. today presents a pathetic picture. The site reserved for service shops to provide amenities to the residents, has instead become a garbage dumping ground.

SC’s directive hailed by women fronts
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The Joint Women Front, at a meeting yesterday hailed the judgement of the Supreme Court directing the courts to take serious view of rape cases.


Row over burial ground
DERA BASSI, Aug 30 — Controversy over the possession of burial ground in Samgoli village, near here, today delayed burial of a dead body for more than nine hours.

Anandgarh website upgraded
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The Town Planning and Development Authority, Anandgarh, has upgraded its website by adding information relating to the land acquisition, message boards, search engines, weekly quiz, etc. 

CEIC inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30—The Punjab Information Technology and Justice Minister, Mr C.L. Garg, inaugurated the International Education Information Centre of the Campus Education Information Centre (CEIC) in Sector 19 here today.

Changing facade of houses
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The faces of residential houses in the city and its outskirts have changed a lot and seem to be getting better. Grandeur is the watchword today for the owners who are ready to spend a fortune on the way their houses look from the outside.

PUDA engineers resent suspensions
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — The PUDA Engineers Association has expressed resentment over the suspension of six engineers in connection with the horticulture works in the Patiala Urban Estate area.

Power cuts belie PSEB claim
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — Depsite claims by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to provide uninterrupted power supply to the town, prolonged unscheduled power cuts during the past few days had made life of the local residents miserable.

Mangal Dhillon ‘harassed’
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — The Punjabi Film Producers and Distributors Association criticised the Public Relations Department for causing harassment to Mangal Dhillon.

Two killed, 6 hurt in mishaps
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — Two persons were killed and six others injured in two separate road accidents in Ropar district during the past 24 hours.

CITCO organises picnic for senior citizens
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30—Ms Varsha Joshi, the Managing Director of CITCO, flagged off two buses carrying senior citizens for a picnic to Aam Khas Bagh in Pinjore from Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17 here today.



Sect 23 resident assaulted
CHANDIGARH ,Aug 30 — Mr Dalip Singh, a resident of Sector 23, alleged that five-six persons, who were armed with swords and sticks, came in a car ( PBR-8385) and attacked him last evening. He has been seriously injured and admitted to the PGI.A case has been registered.

  • Dowry case

  • Cop assaulted

  • Liquor seized

  • Three held

  • Held for eve-teasing


Scheme to raise SSI production
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Small-scale industries in Chandigarh are benefiting from the credit guarantee scheme by way of raising of funds for working capital, funds for the upgradation of technology and other related activities.

Spice in the hot seat?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Mobile phones provide the time-strapped society a way of keeping in touch. However, the facility comes at a cost, notwithstanding the fact that they could possibly be causing health hazards of the highest order to its users.

AITUC, HMS stage rally
SAS NAGAR, Aug 30 — Members of different trade unions and employee unions of different units in the town staged a rally under the banner of All-India Trade Union Council (AITUC) and Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) in front of the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) here today.Top


A trip that infused confidence
PANCHKULA, Aug 30 — Ecstatic on their return from an overnight trip to Amritsar as reward for the excellent performance in the CBSE examinations, the students of DAV School, Sector 8, are in complete awe since their visit to the Wagah border.

Principals call on minister
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — A deputation of the Joint Federation of Managements and Principals of Non-Government Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh met the Minister for Education, Punjab, Master Mohan Lal, yesterday. 

Blind student awaits result
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — A blind student of Government College, Sector 11, doing rounds of the campus in protest against the non-declaration of his BA (I) result, has a definite soft corner for him in the hearts of officials of the branch concerned.

Where nature meets nurture
PARWANOO, Aug 30 — Eicher School can be said to be a school with a difference. The school makes learning a joyful experience for children. Its location in the picturesque environs of Parwanoo hills adds to its ambience. For students it is like studying in the nature’s lap.

CCI students protest against poor facilities
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — A delegation of the stenography course girls of the Central Crafts Institute, Sector 11, staged a dharna at Matka Chowk today, highlighting their academic concerns.


Judicial remand for Punwire officials

Remand in Sector 24 murder caseTop


Sensitive themes find home in potent performances
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Today’s theatre festival at Tagore Theatre was all about a portrayal of grim reality which conveniently lies hidden behind the pleasing facade of life — hidden because sometimes we are too gullible to even realise that life is playing with us, and sometimes because we choose to revel in ignorance.

Sharma brothers weave religious webs
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Sharma bandhus who shot into fame with their “Suraj ki garmi se tapte hue tan ko mil jaye taruvar ki chhaya,” today performed at GGDSD College.

Plexus-2000 competitions
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Various competitions were organised on the third day of the ongoing Plexus-2000, a cultural programme being organised by Government Medical College and Hospital Sector-32, here today.


Free osteoporosis camp today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — A free two-day osteoporosis camp will be organised by the Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, from tomorrow.

A clarification
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Grover Laser Vision Centre Pvt Ltd, headed by Dr Rohit Grover, has clarified that the centre was one of the first to start phaco with foldable intraocular lens surgery in North India in 1995, and rejected a claim in this regard by a private charitable hospital at Sohana. Top



44-run victory for Chandigarh cricket
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — Chandigarh scored a fine 44-run victory over Panchkula in the Haryana Under 22 Interdistrict Cricket Tournament, played today at the Sector 5 grounds, in Panchkula. Mr Surinder Singh ‘Baijee’, Secretary of the Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association, said that today’s match was reduced to 30 overs due to rain, against the stipulated 35 overs.

  • Swimming contests

  • Basketball tournament

  • Snooker tournament

  • School to host tourneys

  • Inter-KV football meet concludes

  • Jalandhar DAV lift basketball tourneyTop


Paper on city planning presented
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The Chief Architect and Secretary, Department of Urban Planning, Chandigarh Administration, Mr Sarbjeet Singh Sandhu, is visiting Naples, Italy, to present two separate papers on urban planning.Top


  • Part-time teachers

  • ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’

  • Shatabdi ExpressTop

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