Monday, September 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Controversy surrounds PUDA booths
SAS NAGAR, Sept 10 — Controversy has shrouded the recently constructed 108 booths by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in Sector 64 market here for riot-affected Sikh migrants. The occupants of illegal shops adjacent to Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Sector 62 had to be rehabilitated in the booths constructed by PUDA.

Muscle building via drugs can be dangerous
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — If the idea of muscle building has just dawned on you, and you have recently joined a gymnasium or are already a regular then be careful before you are asked to take that harmless looking pill before coming to the gym everyday.

HUDA suffers avoidable loss of Rs 33 lakh
PANCHKULA, Sept 10 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority has suffered a loss of Rs 33.07 lakh on account of encroachment on land allotted to customers by a draw of lots in Sector 21 of the city. This was stated in the CAG report recently tabled in the Haryana Assembly.

A team of the Chandigarh police with Randhir, Sukhdev Kaur and Raghbir, members of a gang of chain snatchers, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

  Gang of chain, purse snatchers busted
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — In a major breakthrough, the local police claims to have busted a gang of chain snatchers, including a women, operating in the city for the past two years. Property worth over Rs 3 lakh has been recovered from the gang.

HRD Ministry sends in experts to search child talent
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — A lot of mature talent is seen at the Chandigarh Bal Bhavan, where 65 children from all over the North India have converged for a specific purpose — a purpose so significant that many among the gathered children have chosen to forego their regular examination to be part of the North zone level camp which concluded here today.

A GOVERNMENT servant can never fulfill his obligation to live through all the four ashrams of his life enjoined on him by the ancient Vedic sages. For one, he can never think of becoming a sanyasin after the age of 60 or 80. The retirement benefits that he is entitled to never fall to his lot in one go — thanks to the lethargic government machinery of which he himself was once a part.

Kaun Banega Crorepati — the Pied Piper of India
To be (crorepati) or not to be” is haunting my mind since I became aware of the Star Plus show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Ramesh Dubey, having won Rs 50 lakh, has slipped into the list of adorables. After all he has achieved “it”, if not completely, at least substantially.

Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesha in the Ghaggar to mark the Shri Ganeshotsav in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


Fashion consciousness invades schools
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — “Looksmania” has not spared even schoolchildren and they are following every new trend with enthusiasm.

Sikh bodies condemn IG’s statement
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — The Joint Action Committee of the gurdwaras and Sikh institutions of the city has condemned the statement of the IG, Police, Mr Bhim Sen Bassi, regarding compulsory wearing of helmets by the Sikh women riding two-wheelers.

Working class plans struggle against price rise
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — A mass convention was held here today jointly by the local units of the Trade Union Council And the All-India Trade Union Congress.

Panel to help murdered men’s families
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — A joint action committee has been formed to get compensation for the families of the two employees of a liquor vend in Sector 24 who were murdered recently.

No money to get kidney transplant
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Disillusionment and pain have added years to Ram Murti’s actual age. With both his kidneys having failed, he is not sure of what life and future have in store for him. Today, Ram Murti awaits a helping hand in the gurdwara on the premises of the PGI.

France brings a week of science
Under the patronage of the Embassy of France the Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh is organising French Service Today, a programme based on popular service, specially designed for non-specialists, students and scientists, but also of interest to specialists.

On the threshold of adulthood
BOTTOM-hugging, faded jeans, the more faded the better, purple lipstick, and a sensual friendship, all add up to make the modern defiant girl.


The competitive world of ads
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Not many years ago. Chandigarh had hardly any advertising business — only a few companies that somehow managed to stay afloat.


Can the PU Senate/Syndicate really govern?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Any institution is as good as the decision-making ability of its management. And this fact applies to Panjab University also. 

Arya versus Bansal in PU Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Two well-known figures of Panjab University come face to face in a crucial clash in elections to Senate in the category of teaching faculties on the campus tomorrow.


Sardool sings for serial
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Well-known Punjabi singer Sardool Sikandar has rendered his voice in a TV serial Kissa Puran Bhagat, which will be telecast on the Lashkara channel next month.

He’s more than Jaspinder Narula’s brother
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — There is more to him that just the tag of Jaspinder Narula’s brother. And this “more” is reflected in the sales proceeds of Jaspinder’s album for which her brother Micky had composed music about two years back.


Exhibition on hi-tech medical facilities
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — With a view to acquainting the residents of the city and the neighbouring areas about the availability of the latest hi-tech medical facilities, the Chandigarh branch of the Indian Medical Association will be organising “Healthcare in new millennium,” an exposition of advanced medical facilities available in North India on September 16 and 17. The venue will be the Dr P.N Chhuttani Memorial IMA Complex.


PU centre shuttlers win most titles
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — The badminton trainees of the Panjab University Coaching Centre won a maximum number of titles in the Chandigarh State Badminton Championships that concluded here today in the Sector 42 hall. The four-day tournament was organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Association and 169 players participated in the 20 events that were held.

Priyanka, Harkiran skating fest champs
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — Priyanka among girls and Harkiran among boys won in the above-14 section on the final day of the First Chandigarh Skating Festival organised by the Wonderland Skate Club here in the Sector 10 Skating Rink. Such a meet had been organised for the first time in the city.


Meeting on ads byelaws today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 10 — A meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held here tomorrow to finalise the advertisement byelaws for the city.


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