Sunday, October 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Net users may pay less for calls
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The entire policy on billing of telephone calls to the Internet users will be reviewed, said the Union Communications Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, while addressing a press conference here today.

Another ‘petrol bomb’ hits city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — Following the hike in fuel prices by the Central Government, the UT residents will have to pay Rs 30.25 per litre for petrol, the highest price in the region.

Anandgarh will have no rail link
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — Travelling to the proposed town of Anandgarh is going to be difficult. No railway station has been planned for the town as yet, while the proposed airport project may also be shelved. This may make it difficult to market the new town.

Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh Sangra arrives at Western Command headquarters in Chandi Mandir on Saturday to take charge as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Lieut-Gen Sangra takes charge
CHANDI MANDIR, Sept 30 — Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh Sangra assumed charge as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Command at Chandi Mandir today. Prior to this assignment he was GOC-in-C of the Central Command at Lucknow.



Delay in acquiring land may cause PUDA loss
SAS NAGAR, Sept 30 —A delay in issuing the final notification under the Land Acquisition Act for acquiring over 1,300 acres for further expansion of the town is likely to cause a loss of lakhs of rupees to the Punjab Government. When this land is acquired, the town limit will extend upto the Banur-Landhran-Kharar road.

Two held in rape case
SAS NAGAR, Sept 30 — The Sohana police today arrested two persons of Durali village, near here, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl of the same village on last Thursday. The victim was physically assaulted for over two hours by the culprits at the house of another woman in the village.


Battalion celebrates Raising Day
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The Transport Battalion of the Indo-Tibet Border Police celebrated its 23rd Raising Day here today. A ceremonial parade, as well as several other activities, were organised to commemorate the occasion.

Hotel serves left over food to guests
PANCHKULA, Sept 30 — The staff of Red Bishop in Sector 1 here and the Haryana Tourism used leftovers from a wedding reception for a lunch that was being hosted simultaneously at the venue by the Haryana Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Association.

Mansa Devi complex to be expanded
PANCHKULA, Sept 30 —The Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board will acquire 60 acres of land for the expansion of the complex. This was stated by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister of Haryana, while addressing a press conference here today.

Bhatti’s hilarious antics
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — In yet hilarious antics to attract the attention of the authorities and the public, Jaspal Bhatti moved about town today on a horseback trying to drive home the point that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel was making the use of cars and scooters unaffordable.


1 arrested in jewellery theft case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — In connection with the theft at a Sector 15 jewellery shop, in which jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh and other paraphernalia was stolen last Thursday, the Chandigarh police today recovered the jewellery chest and other items from Bhagomajra village, located on the Kharar-Banur road. 

Son, daughter-in-law assault man
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — Roshan Lal, a resident of Sector 18 complained to the police that his son and daughter-in-law, Ashok Goel and Pinky, respectively, assaulted him with a sharp edged weapon thereby injuring him.


‘PU neglecting reservation policy’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — In the process of selecting teaching and non-teaching employees of Panjab University, the basic reservation policy of the Government of India is being over looked on one pretext or the other resulting in poor representation of these categories.

10-day NSS camp concludes today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The ten day NSS camp being held in the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45-B, will end with a valedictory function tomorrow. 

166 students participate in painting contest
PANCHKULA, Sept 30 — As many as 166 students, including those from the Saket Hospital and the Deaf and Dumb Centre in Raipur Rani besides 14 schools of the city, participated in an on-the-spot painting competition organised by the District Child Welfare Council, here today.

Dasehra celebrations in school
PANCHKULA, Sept 30 — A cultural programme marked the Dasehra celebrations at Hansraj Public school, Sector 6, where students of the junior wing put up an entertaining show.

Heated discussions mark Syndicate meeting
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The fee charged from students for the “special self financing” courses in Panjab University came in for criticism during the Syndicate meeting here today.

Teachers trained for cultural education
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The 24-day orientation course for the secondary and senior secondary school teachers ended today at Indira Holiday Home with a hope to create awareness among the school children about the rich cultural heritage of India.

Sainik School in Aero Quiz semi-finals
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — Sainik School, Kunjpura and St Theresa’s School, Karnal have been selected for the semifinals of the Aero Quiz - 2000 during the preliminary rounds held at Ambala today. 

Group song competition
, Sept 30 — Twenty six teams from private and government schools consisting of 350 students in junior and senior categories participated in the ‘’National Group Song’’ competition held here today at the Government College for Boys, Sector 11.

Judicial remand in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist class) today dismissed the bail application of Kamla Sharma and sent her to a 14-day judicial remand in a forgery case.


Naushad to give away Rafi Awards
CHANDIGARH, September 30 — Popular music director and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Janab Naushad Ali will be the Chief Guest of Rafi Nite and Rafi Awards function to be organised by Yaadgar-E-Rafi Society on November 12, 2000 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh .

‘Nothing like avoiding surgery’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The first ever live demonstration of Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) procedure to treat liver cancer, performed at the PGI, evoked varied responses from the doctors attending a workshop on ‘Imaging and interventions in hepatic tumour’, here today.

Conference on liver diseases begins today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — A two-day conference on liver diseases, ‘‘Current perspective in liver diseases 2000 and single theme hepatic encephalopathy’’, begins at the PGI, tomorrow.

Mohali water samples potable
SAS NAGAR,  Sept 30 — The State Public Health Laboratory, Punjab, has declared as potable samples of drinking water taken from different areas of the town. The samples were taken by the District Health Officer (DHO) from five houses in Phases I, IV, IIIB 2, IX and XI.

Experts discuss infectious diseases
, Sept 30 — As many as 200 delegates deliberated upon the importance of pathology and microbiology in overall management of patients, during the 10th biannual conference of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, here today.


Amanpreet upsets Simmer in inter-school tennis
CHANDIGARH, Sep 30 — It was dream come true for 15-year-old Amanpreet Kaur, a ninth class student of local Government Model High School, Sector 28, when, while playing in the inter school matches in tennis, she was able to upset Simmer Kaur a renowned tennis player of the city.

ONGC defeat AI in cricket tourney
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — Sandeep Sharma was the star of the day when he enabled his team Oil and Natural Gas Commission to ground Air India by five wickets to enter the finals of the VIIIth JP Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament played here at PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.

Jacob visits Chandigarh Football Academy
CHANDIGARH, Sept 30 — The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob, PVSM (retd), today in the afternoon, paid a surprise visit to the Chandigarh Football Academy and meet the trainees. 


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