Wednesday, September 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




Largesse in the name of rehabilitation
Encroachers may get plots for a song
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — Once again the Chandigarh Administration is on a uncalled-for populist spree to dole out largesse.

A tractor-load of material being taken away after an anti- encroachment drive at Attawa village.
A tractor-load of material being taken away after an anti- encroachment drive at Attawa village in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Unauthorised structures removed

Admn to seek early hearing in SCHELMET
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — The Chandigarh Administration will be seeking an early hearing in the Supreme Court on the issue of helmets to be worn by women two - wheeler riders, sources said here today.

Make sure your helmet is safe

Sunil Jaitley to be Hony. Ambassador
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — By acting as a representative in the White House, he worked hard to strengthen Indo-US relations in the past few years. 

Traffic lights functioning erratic
SAS NAGAR, Sept 12 — It was 8 p.m. on last Monday. A speeding car was coming from the Sohana side and on seeing the Phase 9 traffic lights near the PCA stadium to be non-functional, the driver of the vehicle did not stop.

The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik.
The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik, leaves for New Delhi at the conclusion of his two-day farewell visit to Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
 — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 


Book Ranjit Bajaj, orders IGP
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — UT IGP B.S. Bassi has ordered registration of a case of criminal intimidation against Ranjit Bajaj for threatening a senior reporter of a local vernacular daily here this evening. 

Petroleum demand declines in UT
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — Demand for petroleum in the UT has witnessed a decline between thirty to as high as seventy per cent within a short span of three weeks.

Mobile phone use while driving goes unchecked
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — In violation of the directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the use of mobile phones while driving, City residents can be seen using swanky mobiles in one hand and steering wheel in the other.


French week to showcase great scientific researches
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — With a view to promoting the culture of science, Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh is organising a science week from September 18 in collaboration with the French Embassy. 

Seminar on fire safety
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — A seminar on fire safety and surveillance was organised by Global Scientific Service Company (Safety Division) here today.


Woman booked for selling charas
SAS NAGAR, Sept 12 — The local police today arrested a 35-year-old woman for selling charas in Madanpur village here today.


Traders criticise penalties
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — The recent announcements of the Chandigarh Administration regarding various penalties for building violations has not served any purpose.


Polytechnic students to oppose development fund
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 —The decision of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training to generate revenue through newly introduced annual development fund enforced in August this year has run into rough weather.

Govt primary schools in bad shape
SAS NAGAR, Sept 12 — Although Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister, wants to bring the town on the IT map of the world and a number of steps are being taken by various departments to beautify the town and also provide it with the latest facilities, including five-star hotels, to woo foreign investors, one feels a sense of shame when one visits and sees the condition of various government primary schools here, an aspect which has been almost totally neglected by the government.


Security situation grim in court complex
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — Even as a week has passed by since the Chandigarh police decided to enhance the security arrangement in the local District Courts, the situation of security remains as grim as ever. 


Panel discussion on health
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — The two-day panel discussion on “General awareness to adolescents on common health problems” concluded at the Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, here today.

‘Physical development dependent on mental abilities’ 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — Various sessions were organised on the second day of the WHO workshop on “Orientation training of the master trainers for the disability prevention and rehabilitation’’ at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today.

81 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — As many as 81 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised by the Shree R.R Social Welfare Association in Sector 22 here today in association with the Guest House Social and Welfare Association and the Blood Bank Society, PGI. 


Inter-school matches
CHANDIGARH, Sept 12 — The UT Education Department will host inter-school matches in lawn tennis, badminton, table tennis, ball badminton and fencing in the boys and girls sections in the under-14, 17 and under-19 category.Top

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