Monday, October 9, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India




HUDA removes unauthorised structures
PANCHKULA, Oct 8 — Debris under a cloud of dust was what remained of at Madalpur village, a part of the Haripur panchayat, situated in the heart of Sector 15, after a clean-up operation by the HUDA, here today.
A bulldozer razes an unauthorised structure in Madalpur village in Sector 15 of Panchkula.
A bulldozer razes an unauthorised structure in Madalpur village in Sector 15 of Panchkula on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

IAF anniversary celebrated with fanfare
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — The 68th anniversary of the Indian Air Force was celebrated here today with great fanfare. Several functions were organised to mark the occasion.

UGC recommendations not implemented
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — A long list of recommendations of the University Grants Commission to Panjab University with regard to benefits to the college staff, has not been implemented more than two years after its release.

Man commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — A Government Press employee, Rajinder Kumar, allegedly committed suicide at his Government Press Colony residence here today by hanging himself from an iron hook in the ceiling. While actual cause of the suicide is yet to be determined, neighbours of the deceased pointed out that he was not on good terms with his family members, who had left him alone on the previous night to go and stay with other relatives in the Janata Colony, Sector 25.




Traffic light crossings lack zebra markings
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — In violation of the directives repeatedly issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the traffic regulation and pollution- control cases, several traffic light crossings in the city are still without the mandatory stop line and zebra crossings.

PRIOR to the Independence Day the Chandigarh Police had stepped up its night patrolling drive and city residents felt assured of the police presence. Once the big day passed off peacefully the night patrolling drive slackened.


Canal irrigation cause of water-logging: experts
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — Scientists at the Central Ground Water Board have found a solution to the problem of water-logging in Hisar region.

Durga Puja celebrations conclude
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — Amidst the beating of drums, known as dhak in Bengal, and arti by the devout, curtains were drawn on the annual Durga Puja celebrations here this evening.

Festivities or commercialisation?
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — Navratras, Dasehra, Diwali, Gurpurab, Christmas, it is festivals all the way till the end of the year. But is the festive mood in the air too?



Man succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — Ramesh Kaushik, of Sector 8, who was injured in an altercation with a Sector 19 resident, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI today.


Slogan contest on pollution 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — To highlight the fallouts of pollution and publicise conservation of oil, Yuvasatta, an NGO, is organising a Sunder Lal Bahuguna environment slogan contest, in Panjab University.

Students’ rally on wildlife week
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — A rally to mark the World Wildlife Conservation Week was organised by Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, under the surveillance of Vaumati Environment here yesterday.


Lawyers for judicial accountability 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — The issue of judicial accountability came in for serious deliberation on the occasion of the biennial conference of the All-India Lawyers Union held here in Sector 24 today. 


A serial blended with love, magic, mystery
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — The much talked about serial which tells the legendary tale of Puran Bhagat and his pursuits in the struggle for existence went on air today.


Surgeons’ conference in November 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — A three-day conference for surgeons from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh is being organised by the Department of Surgery at the PGI from November 10 to 12.


New scoring pattern to be experimented 
chandigarh, Oct 8 — Badminton eves will now have to exert more due to a new scoring system being experimented by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at the all-India junior ranking prize money badminton meet at Kozhikode in Kerala last evening.

Nadia Saini wins TT championship
CHANDIGARH, Oct 8 — Nadia Saini clinched two titles, while her brother Divey Saini clinched the singles title in the 13th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship being played here today at the Sector 23 TT hall. 


Additional force for traffic management
SAS NAGAR, Oct 8 — To improve traffic management in the town, additional force, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), has been posted while additional vehicles have been allotted from the vehicle pool of the Ropar police.Top

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