Friday, September 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




The Director General of the Indo-Tibet Border Police, Mr Gautam Kaul, Inaugurates a gymnasium in the Basic Training Centre of the ITBP at Bhanu Camp, Panchkula district, on Thursday
The Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Mr Gautam Kaul, inaugurates a gymnasium in the Basic Training Centre of the ITBP at Bhanu Camp, Panchkula district, on Thursday

‘Don't use Army for internal security’
Manpower shortage in ITBP: Kaul

BHANU (Ramgarh)
, Aug 31 — “The Home Ministry should be allowed to deploy the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) battalions in Kashmir so that the Army can be relieved of its internal security duties,” says Mr Gautam Kaul, Director General of the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP).

40-hour week for PU teachers?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — In a significant step Panjab University has urged its teaching departments to work out a teaching schedule that ensures availability of teachers for 40 hours per week to the students.

Court fee to be refunded
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — At long last, litigants approaching the Lok Adalats will heave a sigh of relief, now that the entire court fee on pursuing a case (which may go into lakhs) will have to be refunded as per the notification issued here on August 28 by the Chandigarh Administration.



Overloading continues to endanger lives
, Aug 31 — While an alarming number of vehicles keep hitting the city roads everyday, overloading of vehicles also continues to threaten the safety of road users. Although the problem has been here for long now, it needs to be examined again. 

Scramble on for key posts in MC
SAS NAGAR, Aug 31 — With the elections to the local Municipal Council having been completed, political parties and individual councillors are now directing their attention to various permutations and combinations to grab the reins of power in the civic body.


Bridge in the doldrums
PANCHKULA, Aug 31 — With the river-bed level having gone down, the bridge atop the Saketri river bed seems unattended to with the foundation lying exposed, an indication of imminent collapse. The Public Works Department (B and R), however, said, the bridge was not on the brink of disaster and that they had already initiated damage-control measures.

1-room post office faces problems
ZIRAKPUR, Aug 31 — The local post office has been functioning from a rented one-room accommodation in a congested street in the market for the past many years. Inadequate space, staff and ugly condition of the room further aggravate the problems.

Lions Club chief installed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — Mr Sushil Kapoor was installed as president of the Lions Club Chandigarh Greater here last evening. This is his second term as President.

Rains above normal this season
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — Though rainfall in the month of August has been just 13.5 cm — almost 18 cm less than the average for the month — the aggregate of rain during the ongoing monsoon season is still ahead of the normal average.

Prayag Shukl shares his verse
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — The Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, today saw some serious deliberation over issues close to life. Holding the dias was none other than Prayag Shukl, a noted Hindi poet, art and film critic, who is currently editor of Rang Prasang, journal of the National School of Drama.

NGO group for tax education
PANCHKULA, Aug 31 — An NGO group of retired senior officers of the Income Tax Department of the ranks of Commissioner and Chief Commissioner has been constituted under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, in Haryana at the initiative of Mr J.S. Ahluwalia, Chief Commissioner of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Injured duck saved
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — A seriously injured white duck belonging to the Children Alliance for Protection of Environment (CAPE) was saved following timely action by the Environment Society of India.


Ludhiana resident held with pistol
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — The police has arrested a Ludhiana resident on the charge of possessing a pistol and live cartridges.

Punwire official arrested
SAS NAGAR, Aug 31 — An official of the Punjab Wireless Systems (Punwire) accused of misappropriation of funds was arrested by the local police today.


PCCTU to join ‘Betrayal Day’ observation
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — The local unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) in a press note here has announced its decision to join ''Betrayal Day'' observation by the ATFUCTO in New Delhi on September 5.


Death sentence on duo commuted to life term
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — Holding two rape and murder convicts to be ‘‘products of all-around sickness in society’’, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today commuted their sentence from death to life imprisonment.

HUDA told to allot alternative plot
PANCHKULA, Aug 31 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to allot a 10-marla plot in Sector 7, Kurukshetra, pay Rs 25,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as costs of proceedings, besides adjusting the excess amount deposited by Mr Ram Kumar Dhiman of Ambala in future installments.


200 patients screened for osteoporosis
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — More than 200 patients were screened for osteoporosis with the help of a state-of-the-art computerised machine, on the first day of the free camp organised by the Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, yesterday. It was inaugurated by the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi.


Rowing meet at Sukhna from Dec 14
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — The level of water has gone up since we visited last which augurs well for the forthcoming Junior Asian Rowing Meet, going to be held at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, from December 14 to 17 this year, felt the Rowing Federation of India team which went to the Sukhna Lake today evening to assess and review its current status.

Ball badminton championship
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — The 20th National Subjunior Ball Badminton Championship organised by the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association began here today at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. Chandigarh won their respective pool matches in both boys and girls sections by overpowering Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. 

‘Golies also need coaches’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — “There are many football coaches who teach general skills, but few who train goalkeepers,” said Virender, goalkeeper of India, who was here a few days ago. He used to train in the Sector 17 stadium. He was here to visit his sister after India’s tour of England.

Stadium ‘A’ beat St Kabir
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — Stadium 'A' beat St Kabir School, Sector 26, by seven wickets in the under-12 section of the Inter-School Cricket Tournament for St Kabir Trophy in the Sector 16 stadium today.

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