Wednesday, September 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



20 hurt as farmers, police clash
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — The clash between Punjab farmers, protesting against the government not procuring paddy from the mandis, and the police near Matka Chowk this afternoon left as many as 20 persons wounded. The injured included seven cops and women.

18 vehicles to be withdrawn
Austerity axe falls on PUDA officials
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — The axe of the Punjab Government’s austerity measures has finally fallen on officials of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). Withdrawal of staff vehicles of at least 18 officials and economy in the consumption of fuel of cars being used by senior officials of the authority is also on the cards.

Jaitley to open new IT tribunal office today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — The Union Law Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, will formally inaugurate the new premises of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal at the Sector 9 Kendriya Sadan building here tomorrow.

UTI told to pay due amount
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Taking up a consumer case filed here against the Chairman of Unit Trust of India (UTI) on allegations that the UTI had not released the entire amount due to the complainant under 200 unit certificates which she possessed, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here directed the UTI to release the due amount with immediate effect and also pay Rs 550 to the complainant as costs of litigation incurred by the complainant.


Teachers honoured for their services
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — City teachers selected by the UT Education Department for the outstanding contribution in the field of education were honoured on the Teachers Day at a here today. Ms Vanita function organised at Tagore Theatre.

Teachers who were honoured at a function organised on Teachers Day at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Army turns to private sector for requirements
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — To tackle the problem of spares as well as equipping troops with technologically updated and user-friendly equipment, the Army is now turning towards the private sector.


Case against 7 establishment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — The police has registered cases against seven establishments, besides a religious group, for defacing public property by sticking posters in various parts of the city.


Apples flood city markets
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — City markets are full of apples. Also holding ground are bananas, pears and mausamis, but none of these fruits are as yet friendly to the buyer’s pocket.


Songs of innocence floor everybody
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — A music show without rehearsals and back-breaking practice does not sound realistic. But this is exactly what parents of tiny-tots studying in Strawberry Fields School were witness to on the opening day of ‘Come September’, a four-day programme of songs and poems.

PU working for timely declaration of CAT results
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Panjab University time is making concentrated efforts to clear the procedural requirements related to timely declaration of results of the Central Admission Test (CAT) for the MBA course conducted by the university.

4 polytechnics to get award
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Thapar Polytechnic, Patiala, Government, Polytechnic, Nilokheri, Government Polytechnic College, Jodhpur and Government Girls Polytechnic, Lucknow, have been adjudged as the outstanding polytechnics for 1999-2000.

“Implement community polytechnic schemes”
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — A three-day seminar on “Promoting community development activities” commenced at Technical Teachers Training Institute, here today. Dr S. Krishnamurthy , Principal, TTTI, while speaking at the seminar stressed on the need for application of science and technology in rural areas to transform socio-economic and ecological conditions of the community.

Yajna held for purifying working
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — On the occasion of Teachers Day, the Sanskrit Adyapak Parishad today performed a sadbudhi yajna for the purification of the working of the Education Department, Chandigarh. The yajna was performed by Mr Syambhar Dutt Shastri and Mr Gobind Bulabh Bhatt.

Deva Bhasha won’t lose its glory
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Deliberating with insight and foresight, the luminous national faculty of Sanskrit declared today that Dev Vani was immortal.

10 city students clear NTSE
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Chandigarh has achieved hundred per cent result in the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) held by the NCERT. Ten students of various schools of Chandigarh had appeared in the examination and all ten qualified for this scholarship, the result of which was declared today.


Pre-arrest bail for IT official
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Staying the arrest of badminton captain of Income Tax Department’s north-western region Narinder Singh Thind in a cheating and a forgery case, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the CBI for September 12.


Simple goals, simpler methods
CHANDIGARH, Sep 5 — Madhu Kishwar and Manushi could be synonyms but then not many words can describe Madhu Kishwar, a person so obsessed with life and trying to make this world a better place to live in that her simple goals and even simpler methods of achieving these surprise you.


Guru Harkishan School win kho-kho tourney
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — Guru Harkishan Model School-38, in the girls’ section and Coaching Centre, Sector 42, in the boys’ section clinched the titles in the Chandigarh Junior Kho-Kho Championship, which concluded here yesterday at Guru Harkishan Model School, Sector 38.


Councillors review progress of development schemes
CHANDIGARH, Sept 5 — A meeting to review the progress of schemes under the Ward Development Fund of the councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) was held here today.

Checks at petrol stations ordered
PANCHKULA, Sept 5 — Officials of the Weights and Measurements branch of the Department of Food and Supplies have been asked to carry out regular and random checks at all petrol stations in the city to check of under measurement.

Privatisation of octroi collection opposed
SAS NAGAR, Sept 5 — The elected councillors of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council have strongly opposed the move of the local government to privatise octroi collection from September 19. They say the government should have decided to wait for the elected civic body to be constituted.

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