Tuesday, September 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



‘People should protest against proposed petro price hike’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — As the hike in the prices of petroleum products is on the cards the sale of petrol and diesel has witnessed a spurt in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula. In certain cases a substantial hike in the diesel price has accounted for bulk purchase of the commodity.

Creative use of waste to save environment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The nine-day Regional Round Square Conference was inaugurated at Vivek High School here today. As many as 80 students and nine teachers from eight schools in the country and one from Oman will attend the conference on ‘’ My responsibilities towards the environment’’.
Students from different parts of the country at the Regional Round Square Conference in Vivek High School, Chandigarh, on Monday.— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Students from different parts of the country at the Regional Round Square Conference in Vivek High School, Chandigarh, on Monday.— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

When dreams flow from strokes of a brush
, Sept 25 —On rare chances is this sweetness preserved and respected. And one such opportunity presented itself when the slum children of Janata Colony, Sector 25, had a chance to display their works at the reputed art gallery of the local Government College for Arts, Sector 10 today.


  Army loses 200 cr a year
Import of glacial clothing

CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The Army continues to lose Rs 200 crore annually on the import of glacial clothing and equipment due to the lack of a local supplier base and the inability of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to indigenise a number of key items.


Residents allege poor amenities
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — A boundary wall is the need of the hour for the residents of Sector 38 (west) MIG and LIG residents. The newly developed area is in a shabby condition. The housing board has built the flats, but the area surrounding these flats is in bad shape.

Licensing authority’s apathy
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Two city residents, an advocate and a doctor, are facing problems at the hands of the local Registering and Licencing Authority.

For him, beauty lies in waste
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Mr B.D. Attri, who has generated power for streetlights from chicken droppings in Lawrence School at Sanawar, plans to teach the city school children how to utilise the waste to keep the environment clean.

Five injured in clash
SAS NAGAR, Sept 25 — At lease five persons were injured, four of them seriously, in a clash involving two chemists in the Phase II market here today.

Police officials transferred
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The police has shifted 26 officials, including 15 sub inspectors.

Vision for World Sight Day
PANCHKULA, Sept 25 — This year, the functions related to the World Sight Day will be fortnight-long, unlike the usual one-day affairs on October 10. The Health Department and the District Blindness Control Society plans to check-up the eyesight of at least 10,000 students within the fortnight.

Expedite action on lal dora: Centre
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation has asked the Chandigarh Administration to expedite action on the extension of lal dora in 22 villages in the union territory. In the same communication the ministry has promised that 5,000 families which were uprooted to make way for the southern sectors of the urban conglomerate of Chandigarh will be rehabilitated.

NSS Day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — NSS Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in different schools and colleges in the city today. The day falls on September 24.

Consumers air grievances at camp
SAS NAGAR, Sept 25 — Telephone subscribers of Phase 3B1 put their grievances before the Consumers Protection Forum at a camp organised here today. About 100 complaints regarding water and electricity supply, public health and apni mandis were also received at the camp.

Dharna by JAC of shrines
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The Joint Action Committee of all gurdwaras and Sikh religious institutions of Chandigarh organised a procession and dharna here today to highlight the grievances and injustice done to them.

CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The first meeting of the Organising Committee of the IGMCACON-2000, inaugural conference of the IGMC Alumni Association Chandigarh was held at Himachal Bhavan, Sector 28, and was attended by 20 members from different parts of the country.


4 arrested in assault case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The police has arrested five persons on the charge of assaulting a resident of Hoshiarpur district.


‘Tally’ to conduct user clinic
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Tally India’s largest selling financial accounting software is conducting a unique user clinic across 27 Indian cities. This is the first time that any software company, Indian or multinational, is reaching out to its customers on this scale.


Education Department organises seminar
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — A state-level seminar on education guarantee scheme (EGS) and alternative innovative education (AIE) was organised here today by the Punjab Education Department. The seminar was sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi.

PU schedule for supplementary exams
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Panjab University has announced the schedule for the forthcoming supplementary examinations.


Judicial remand for two 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Two persons, Sobh Nath and Jhia Lal, allegedly involved in a double murder case, were sent to judicial remand today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), till October 9 in a case of theft and criminal conspiracy.

Resident seeks police help 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ms Gurvinder Kaur has accepted the application moved by a city resident for seeking police help to restrain the defendants from carrying out commercial activities, including tuition and coaching classes, in residential areas.


Gearing up for pulse polio drive
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Chandigarh Administration is gearing up for the next round of pulse polio immunisation. Nearly 1.20 lakh children below the age of five years will be administered polio drops during the first and second rounds on December 10 and January 21, respectively.

Pulse polio programme intensified
PANCHKULA, Sept 25 — As many as 56,183 children will be vaccinated under the intensified pulse polio programme scheduled to begin on November 5 in the district in three rounds. While the drops would be administered to children in booths during the first round, house-to-house administration of drops would be held in the following two rounds.

Workshop on breast-feeding
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Experts participating in the three-day workshop to work out an action plan for “Baby-friendly hospital initiative” highlighted that exclusive breast-feeding in the first four to six months, addition of home-made supplements after that period and extended breast-feeding in the second year of life is the best way of feeding infants. The workshop commenced at the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, today under the auspices of the Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies ( North).


Manav Mangal enter semi-finals
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, entered one semi-finals of the under-14 and under-17 sections of the UT Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament, which began here today at New Public School, Sector 18.

ONGC XI beat PCA Colts
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) team defeated the PCA Colts by two wickets despite good performances by colts’ players Pankaj Dharmani and new national squad member Yuvraj Singh in the second match of the VIIIth JP Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament played at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, today.

City to host ITF meets
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — Chandigarh will host four international tennis tournaments in the coming session, beginning with the first ITF Futures Tennis Tournament from November 13 to 17. This will be followed by the ITF Juniors Tennis Meet from January 29 to February 3, 2001, the ITF Women’s Circuit Tennis Tournament from April 9 to April 14 and the ITF Men’s Satellite Masters Meet from May 28 to June 2.


Surveying roads for development
CHANDIGARH, Sept 25 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has decided to raise the Councillor’s Ward Development Fund from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.



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