Monday, September 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Charges for building alterations fixed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The long-drawn exercise to amend bylaws for residential and commercial buildings has entered its final phase with the Administration notifying fee and charges for various alterations and violations in various buildings of the city.

This girl finds herself out of place among the Asian kids of her age shown in the pictures that she admires I AM ASIAN, TOO: This girl finds herself out of place among the Asian kids of her age shown in the pictures that she admires— Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Faulty planning in fixing of metal railings
SAS NAGAR, Sept 24 — Funds are being wasted and residents put to inconvenience following faulty planning in the fixing of metal railings on the centre verges on main roads here.

Bank privatisation move opposed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The government proposal to privatise public sector banks was opposed here today at the VIth Triennial General Conference of the State Bank of India Officers Association (Chandigarh circle) held here today.

Parents didn’t want marriage
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Parents of the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, and his wife, Manpreet, did not want their children to marry each other.


THE city birds sanctury in Sector 21-B will soon be brought on the tourist map of Chandigarh. Ms Neeru Nanda, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO), after a visit to this place recently said: “We want to construct some viewpoints where people can sit and watch the birds closely”. The CITCO is also planning to launch a package tour for the school children soon.


NAC status demanded
NAYA GAON, Sept 24 — The residents of Naya Gaon, Janata Colony and Kansal village are demanding the status of notified area committee on the pattern of Zirakpur. They have also demanded that the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) should start given new water and electricity connections without any partiality.

Increase in income from amla auction
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The Central Soil and Water Conservation Research Centre (CSWC), Sector 27, has earned Rs 2.24 lakh this year by auctioning fruits from about 300 amla trees in its research farm near the Mansa Devi complex.

Rehabilitation move opposed
SAS NAGAR, Sept 24 — The Punjab Government's move to rehabilitate residents of Kumbra village living outside the lal dora has been opposed by the villagers.

PSEB authorities criticised
SAS NAGAR, Sept 24 — Residents of the HIG housing board flats in Phase II here today criticised the PSEB authorities for failing to give adequate time to them to pay their electricity bills.

Function to honour war veterans
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — An ex-servicemen’s rally and a function for honouring war veterans and disabled soldiers is being organised in Chandi Mandir cantonment by the Punjab Regiment on October 15.

177 devotees donate blood
PANCHKULA, Sept 24 — As many as 177 Sai devotees donated blood at a camp organised by the Shri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Panchkula Zone, at DC Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula.

Journalist bereaved
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Mrs Satyawati (90), wife of late Kul Bhushan, retired District and Sessions Judge, died here tonight after a prolonged illness.


23 persons arrested
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The police arrested 23 persons under a special drive against anti-social elements and drunks yesterday.

Gold chain stolen
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Saroj Bala, a resident of Mullanpur Garibdass, has reported that someone stole her gold chain while she was travelling from her village to Sector 17 here. A case has been registered.

Chemists threaten bandh on Oct 5
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Mr Amarjit Singh and Mr Ashok Kumar were unanimously elected President and Vice-President of the Chandigarh Chemists Association. While the elections for all other posts were held today, the results for the posts of President and Vice-President were announced two days back.


Student awaits University response
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — A small lapse on the part of the university authorities has ended up playing havoc with the life of a student, Pritoskhar Singla. He has failed in the BA Part I examination of Panjab University held in April this year, scoring eight marks out of 100 in applied statistics.

Global workshop on environment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — A 10-day regional square conference commences at Vivek High School, Sector 38, tomorrow, an official press release said here today.

Accident claim cases solved
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Permanent Lok Adalat solved many accident claim cases, challan cases and even divorce cases this week held here in UT District Courts.

Forum orders companies to pay back
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II, has directed the Chairman of Sagar Suri Estates and Finance Limited and Delhi Automobiles Limited to pay back the deposits to all 17 persons who had filed complaints against them.


Singer-composer Devki at his melodious best
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — He is a man with a host of music feats to his credit, right from his music direction in Hindi film Aansoon to the blossoming of his singing talent under the guidance of music directors and artistes like Jagjit Singh and Anoop Jalota. Devki Nandan is surely not a man next door. He has a strong profile to back him.

PGI employees’ memorandum
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — A delegation of the PGI Employees Union led by the newly elected President, Mr Subhash Chander Nirankari, will submit a memorandum in support of their demands to the PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma, tomorrow.


A player, coach and academician
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — It is indeed a matter of honour to learn of a leading national player of volleyball, later a coach and finally an academician of Panjab University, being felicitated at the Bedford Indian Sports Festival in UK recently.

Punjab Cricket Club starts with a win
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Munish Sharma’s 74 runs helped the Punjab Cricket Club to beat the Central Revenue Sports Board XI by 92 runs in the inaugural match of the VIIIth JP Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament held at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar today.

Vandana, Vijay bag singles titles
CHANDIGARH, Sept 24 — Vandana Gupta of AG( UP) and Vijay Sharma of Delhi (Audit) won the women and men singles titles respectively in the North Zone (IA & AD) Badminton Tournament which concluded here this evening at Sector 42 Indoor hall. 


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