Friday, September 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Jacob’s bonanza for Khuda Lahora residents
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The upgradation of existing school to the plus two level, the introduction of second shift to absorb the increasing number of students, adding eight rooms to the existing building, providing underground sewerage to the village in a year, digging a new deep tubewell to solve the drinking water problem.

Jacob's bonanza for khuda lahora residents
UT Administrator Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) welcomed by villagers of Khuda Lahora on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Naib Tehsildar commits suicide 
PANCHKULA, Sept 7 — A 40-year-old Naib Tehsildar, Sukhpal Singh, committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of the three-storey building of the mini-secretariat this afternoon around 3 pm. He was stated to be mentally disturbed.


PGI panel to clear projects on animals
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — Keeping in view the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the PGI has formed an ethics committee for all experiments to be carried out on animals in the institution. Besides, there is also a proposal for a ultra modern infrastructure for the genetically-controlled animals.

Man held for raping teenager
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The police has arrested a Sector 46 resident on the charge of raping a teenaged girl of the same sector.

TTTIs should focus on future
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7— All technical institutions should plan with an eye on international scenario and a clear vision of future, said Prof Ashok Chandra, Special Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources, while speaking on the 33rd annual day of the Technical Teachers’ Training Institute (TTTI), here today.


Miss Punjab 2000 promises good entertainment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — Miss Punjab 2000 slated for October 21 locally promises to be a great hit going by the number of participants that organisers assured the media at a press conference here yesterday evening.

Rajendra Rishi to get millennium award
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — Yet another feather has been added to the cap of city-based Padmashri awardee and linguist, Mr Weer Rajendra Rishi, who has been selected for the National Millennium Award.

Official cars being misused, claims PGI Employees’ Union
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — Confusion continues to prevail over the issue concerning the “alleged misuse of staff cars by senior officials of the PGI. Although the cars provided for the purpose have long been used by the authorities concerned, the issue has somehow always remained controversial with the PGI Employees’ Union raking it up time and again.

Lambian residents stage dharna
SAS NAGAR, Sept 7 — Residents of Lambian village sat in dharna here today in protest against the demolitions being carried out by the enforcement wing of the Punjab Planning and Urban Development Authority (PUDA) in the area.

Nirmala Singh to hold exhibition
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — Mahatma Gandhi Art Gallery, Allahabad, will play host to the works of a Panchkula-based artist on September 9. The occasion is rare in the sense that Nirmal Singh, who has a personal studio in Panchkula, and who has been pursuing painting as a passion, will open her exhibition in the presence of the Uttar Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan, and Poetic legend Gulzar.

‘Lifeless’ nights of city clubs
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — You always thought Chandigarh did not have a night life well think again, it really doesn’t. Visit some of the most happening clubs of the city in the middle of the week and all you find are small groups huddled together and they are there beacause they are there each day. 

Dharna by PWD employees
PANCHKULA, Sept 7 — The dharna by the Haryana PWD Mechanical Workers Union outside the office premises in Sector 4, entered the fourth day on Thursday, to protest against the non-fulfilment of demands.

Voters get last chance for I-cards
SAS NAGAR, Sept 7 — A last chance has been given to those residents of the town who have yet to get their voter’s identity cards made.


Man arrested with fake driving licence
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The police has arrested a resident of Ludhiana on the charge of possessing a fake driving licence.

2-year RI for bus conductor
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 - Kashmir Singh of Gurdaspur was today sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) for discrepancy in tickets sales.


Traditional itr losing charm
HE fragrance of fresh roses fills the air as rose water is sprinkled on the guests at a reception. On a summer evening, a swab of jasmine or khus lifts your spirits despite the oppressive heat. Time was when perfume drawn from flowers known as itr was in fashion with the aristocracy, and was in great demand.


500 participate in tourism quiz
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — More than 500 students participated in the second phase of the All-India Tourism Quiz, which was inaugurated at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today by Mr M.P. Singh, Secretary, Home, Education and Tourism, UT.

HSA, PUSU threaten to ‘lock up’ campus offices
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Haryana Students Association and the Panjab University Students Union in a press conference today said “they would start locking up campus offices which failed to deliver desired services to students”.


Bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The bail application moved by Mohammad Karim, a Muzafernagar resident, was today dismissed by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sant Parkash.


‘1 lakh donor eyes needed annually’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Eye Bank Society, Chandigarh, today organised a lecture on eye donation in the auditorium of the Income Tax Department, UT, Sector 17.

Nutrition week
PANCHKULA, Sept 7 — A block-level function was held in the office of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Barwala, today to observe a nutrition week. The Medical Officer and the CDPO, Mrs Joginder Kaur, spoke on ''Malnutrition — an obstacle to national development''.

Eye camp held at Kusht Ashram
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Rotary Club (Midtown) in collaboration with District Leprosy Society, organised a free eye camp at the Kusht Ashram, Sector 47, here today. Out of 65 inmates of the ashram, 21 were reported to be having eye problems. The patients were told various methods of self eye care.


Smooth sailing for seeds
CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Chandigarh state badminton championship began here today, with seeds having smooth sailing, at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall.


MC employee reinstated
SAS NAGAR, Sept 7 — A municipal council employee, Mr K.L. Saini, who was suspended yesterday for allegedly allowing a truck to pass without paying octroi was reinstated today.


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