Wednesday, September 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PU may debar 118 candidates
Decision in fake certificates case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — After a Panjab University inquiry decision holding 118 candidates guilty of “cheating by submitting fake certificates for examination”, the university is planning to disqualify them from appearing in any examination for three to five years.

The stage is being set for the performance of Ramlila in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The stage is being set for the performance of Ramlila in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
All set for Ramlila in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — More than 50 colourful pandals and Ramlila stages are being set up in the city for the 10-day performance to narrate the story of the Ramayana. 

Heartbreak at Sydney
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — The late Polish resurgence at Sydney’s Homebush Stadium today not only shattered the hopes of the Indian hockey team but also broke the hearts of millions of countrymen who had cherished the dream of seeing their favourite hockey stars ascending the podium to receive a medal, which has remained elusive for decades.

Cable services remain disrupted
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Are certain cable operators on strike in the city? This is what thousands of TV buffs, including sports enthusiasts, felt when they surfed the channels only to find the screens blank since late last night.



Tourism potential of city untapped
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Seen as a mere transit point, a stopover for most tourists, Chandigarh is yet to become a popular tourist destination. Out of the 4.5 lakh tourists who visited the city past year, less than 10 per cent had considered Chandigarh a tourist destination.


Poor connectivity to surrounding towns
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Try dialling a telephone number to Ropar, Shimla, Ambala, Kalka, Rajpura, Solan, Baddi, Barotiwala, or other towns located within a 50-km radius of Chandigarh. Even going by official estimates, chances of your failing to get connected are as high as 70 per cent.

Italian cuisine at Foodcraft Institute
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Souffles, pies, stuffed apples and trifle alaska. Anti pata, zucchini, zuppa, fritta ala peproni , lasagne, crespelle dolce, fettucine and many other mouth watering dishes. More than 200 participants gave live demonstrations on desserts and Italian cuisine, organised at the Foodcraft Institute, here today.

Dharna by rehriwalas
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Members of Old Phari Market Association, Sector 22, staged a dharna in front of the office of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation here today.

150 donate blood
SAS NAGAR, Sept 26 — As many as 150 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the Rotary Club and the Mohali Industries Association here today.

Bids for auctioning taxi stands invited
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) today decided to invite sealed bids for the auction of 55 notified taxi stands in the city.

DC fails to turn up
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Sept 26 — The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, was to come here today to inaugurate a sewing and tailoring institute, but failed to turn up. However, later the sarpanch of the village inaugurated the centre.


Man assaulted and injured
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — A resident of Pipliwala town in Mani Majra was injured when he was assaulted by certain unidentified persons in early this morning.

One hurt in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — A person was admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, after he was injured in an accident involving two trucks near Banur on the Zirakpur-Rajpura highway late in the evening today. The exact number of casualties were not known.


ESIC amnesty plan date extended
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — The amnesty scheme for the withdrawal of prosecution cases against defaulting employers has been extended up to February 28 next year, Mr B.C. Bhardwaj, Regional Director, Employees State Insurance Corporation, (ESIC)said in a statement here.


‘Invest in human resource development’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Proper human resource development is the need of the hour. Brain drain is eventually turning out to be brain gain. Expressing this here today, a former Vice-Chancellor of Benaras Hindu University, Prof D.N. Misra, said, “Although information technology professionals have succeeded in projecting a good image of our education system, yet there is a need to invest in human resource development if we want to be competitive in the global markets.”

300 participate in tourism quiz contest
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — More than 300 students participated in a quiz spreading awareness about the Indian tourism. Students from various colleges in Northern India participated in the semi-finals of the India Tourism Quiz Contest held on the eve of the World Tourism Day, here today.

City boy excels in computers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — True. Computers have really changed our lives.It is even true in the case of Nakul Goyal, a final-year BCA student of the Regional Institute of Management and Administration, Chandigarh, whose hobby to work on computers has today placed him on the top of the world.

Of poems and solutions
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — About 20 young poets participated in a poetry recitation programme held here on the premises of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the college.


Impose fines on cellphone drivers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — It was revealed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court that 27 pc of all accidents occur due to the use of cellphones while driving vehicles.

  • Notice to Punjab on PCS appointments

  • PTU notice on fee revision quashed

  • Plea for fresh probe dismissed

6-year RI in case of fraud 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Sampuran Singh, a resident of Ropar, was sentenced to six-year rigorous imprisonment by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K Goel, in a forgery and immigration act case.

  • Anticipatory bail

  • Bail in assault case

  • Police remand


Exotic prints from Hussain, Bawa and Smart
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — These may not be the original works of M.F. Hussain and Manjit Bawa, but they still strike a chord. More precisely the prints of Hussain eulogise the womanly grandeur of Madhuri, the woman for whom Hussain says, “I waited for 30 years before I could make Gaj Gamini with her.”

Chandikrit-2000: a big draw in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Chandikrit-2000, organised by the Department of Industries, concluded last night. There are approximately 3,000 industrial units and the Director of Industries, Mr R.K. Kaushik, had asked all major industrial product manufacturers in the small-scale industrial units to display their wares.


A billion hopes dashed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Disappointed city residents blamed the “expected dismal” performance of the Indian hockey team in the Sydney Olympics on the politics and lack of professionalism in all sport in India, including hockey.

AG shuttlers enter final
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — AG (Tamil Nadu) will take on AG (UP) in the final of the team event of the men section to be held tomorrow in the All India (IA and AD) Badminton Meet in progress here at Sector 42 indoor hall today. AG (TN) beat AG( Bihar), 3-1, while AG (UP) downed AG (Rajasthan), 3-1, in the semi-finals.

Bishnoi Cricket Club beat PCA Colts
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — S.S. Das, the Ranji player of Orissa who scored 79 runs in 81 deliveries, supported by Railways’ Ranji player Tejinder Singh who claimed four wickets for 38 runs enabled the Bishnoi Cricket Club to defeat the PCA Colts by seven wickets in the VIIIth JP Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament at the PCA Cricket Stadium here today.

MC to maintain parks 
SAS NAGAR, Sept 26 — The local Municipal Council is being handed over the maintenance of parks developed by the horticulture wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) in the town. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between officials of the council and PUDA.



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