Thursday, September 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PU Senate poll: How many bogus votes will surface?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Six voters' identity cards for the forthcoming Panjab University Senate elections under the graduate constituency are received on a single address: 755, Sector 22.

Telecom stir evokes mixed response
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The nationwide strike by telecom employees from today had a mixed response in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

Walkout against lathicharge
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The entire Opposition today walked out from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in protest against the lathicharge on farmers, excesses on Dalits and indirect increase in power tariff and other power related charges.

Jaitley concerned at pending cases
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The tribunals have played an important role in reducing the pendency of cases that burdened the courts and efforts are afoot to reduce the number of vacancies in such forums, says Mr Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs.

PUDA demolishes 90 structures
SAS NAGAR, Sept 6 — Continuing with its drive against encroachments, the enforcement wing of the local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today razed at least 90 structures in Sector 69 and Matour village here today. Around 12 acres of prime land, reserved for residential and commercial use, was cleared of encroachments in the drive.




VC’s order valid, HC told
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — In a reply submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Panjab University today stated that Vice-Chancellor’s order rejecting the nomination paper for Senate elections of the Director of Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Dr. Ajaib Singh, was valid.

ZP chief’s car challaned
PANCHKULA, Sept 6 — The car of the Zila Parishad Chairperson, Ms Shimla Devi, was challaned at the mini-secretariat for use of a red light, here today. The car (HR-12-E-0024), belonging to the chairperson, was standing in the official parking area and was being used by her husband, Mr Ravinder Batod.


KBC help books flood Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — With more and more eyes getting glued to a Star TV hit show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, the wish to be on the show and walk off with mega cheques signed by Big B himself is increasing with each passing day among Chandigarhians.

Bougainvillea Garden losing charm
SAS NAGAR, Sept 6 — The Bougainvillea Garden in Phase IV here is gradually deteriorating with visitors expressing unhappiness over its neglect by the authorities concerned who have failed to take a decision on its maintenance.

Trenches or virtual death-traps ?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Dug-up trenches in certain parts of the city have become virtual “death traps” endangering the lives of the residents and the animals.A random survey of certain sectors revealed that the trenches, meant for laying underground cables, had been lying dug-up for the past several days putting general public to inconvenience.

A dug-up trench in Sector 37-C of Chandigarh which has become a virtual “death trap”. — A Tribune photograph

Encroachment on shamlat land
KHARAR, Sept 6 — About seven acres of shamlat land in Chappar Chirri Khurd village, worth about more than a crore of rupees, is allegedly being encroached upon, but the government has taken no step in spite of complaints for the past three years.

NABARD forms committee
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Realising the urgency to look into issues concerning rural credit, NABARD has formed an expert committee. The committee will be headed by Prof V.S.Vyas, ex-Director of IIM, Ahmedabad, and Professor Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur.

100 compete for Bal Shree Award
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — One hundred students from 15 schools participated in Bal Shree Award-2000, a state-level competition organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, here today.

Radhashtami celebrated with gaiety
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The local body of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), celebrated Radhashtami with great enthusiasm and fervour at the Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B. Thousands of ISKCON devotees thronged the temple on the occasion, according to its local body president, Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu.

Harkrishan Lall dead
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Renowned painter Harkrishan Lall, who is credited with holding various solo exhibitions of his works in India and abroad, died in a Calicut hospital today after a prolonged illness. He was 80 and had been suffering from paralysis for six years.


UT electricity consumers being harassed
THE office of the Assistant Executive Engineer of the Operating Subdivision 2, Electricity Department of the UT Chandigarh in Sector 10, has included thousands of rupees as “sundry charges” in the electricity bills of a large number of consumers. These charges range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 11,000. In some cases it may even be more.


Darua resident arrested
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The police has arrested a resident of Darua village on the charges of outraging the modesty of a woman.


‘Encourage mutual guarantee scheme’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — India is emerging as an industrial power. Ours is not a weak economy, though a high cost economy. Stating this at a discussion on Small Industry in North India, Mr D.P. Bagchi, Secretary, SSI, Government of India, said there was urgent need to control the cases of defaults in banks.

Dreams have come true fast
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — For 22-year-old Ankush Aggarwal, Director, Northern Soft Net Ltd, dreams have come true, rather fast. It was only eight months back that he had conceptualised a website of his own. Since then, Ankush has worked hard.

Industrialists resent hike in power tariff
DERA BASSI, Sept 6 — Members of the Dera Bassi Industrial Focal Point Association have criticised the decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board to hike power tariff, increase minimum charges and meter charges.


A rare distinction for city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Ten city students have cleared the National Talent Search Examination conducted by the NCERT. This is for the first time that all the ten students who have appeared for the exam have cleared the prestigious national-level test.

Pre-Millennium Deva Vani Conference ends
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The three-day “pre-millennium National Conference on Sanskrit” organised by the Department of Sanskrit, Panjab University, concluded at the ICCR Complex, here this evening.

Role of libraries stressed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — A library orientation programme was organised at Government Post-Graduate College, Sector 46, here today. Mr M.P. Singh, Home cum-Education Secretary, U.T., inaugurated the exhibition of books “Know your library” in the college.

NIIT scholarship on Sept 10
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — IT scholarship information centres set up by the NIIT in SD College, Sector 32 ,GCG, Sector 42, and other educational institutions have aquainted many students with latest trends and courses.

S.S. Gill elected to PU Senate
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Prof S.S. Gill of the PGI was elected to the Panjab University Senate in the special round for seats in the Readers and Professors category of the professional technical colleges here today.

Ashok Raj Bhandari takes charge
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University has passed orders that ‘ Mr Ashok Raj Bhandari, Joint Controller of Examination, shall look after the work relating to re-evaluation and supplementary examination.



Two sentenced for fraud
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — Two persons were sentenced to two and a half years’ rigorous imprisonment by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Baljinder Singh, in a case of using fake certificates during promotion by them.


4-day badminton meet from today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 6 — The Sector 42 indoor badminton hall wore a festive look today as the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship gets underway here tomorrow. The four-day meet evoked a massive response as more than 150 players in different categories entered their names, who will vie for top honours in this championship organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Association.


MC employee suspended
SAS NAGAR, Sept 6 — An employee of the octroi collection wing of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, K.L. Saini, has been placed under suspension by the Administrator, Mr Jaipal Singh for allegedly allowing a truck to pass without paying the octroi.

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