Tuesday, May 1, 2001,
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Red tape makes projects move at snail’s pace
Chandigarh, April 30
Several works which would have been beneficial for the city residents have been witnessing slow progress due to the obvious red tape. The works relate to the common man and have been either held up or the progress is abysmally slow making people feel frustrated.

Confusion marks exam paper
Candidates of the paper of environment studies who were not allowed to appear in the examination  outside DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. Chandigarh, April 30
Utter confusion marked the environment studies undergraduate examination of Panjab University here today.

 Candidates of the paper of environment studies who were not allowed to appear in the examination outside DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo



Punjab Wakf Board tops in revenue generation
Ambala, April 30
By registering generation of Rs 15 crore this year, the Punjab Wakf Board has become the highest revenue generating Wakf board in the country.

Academies coach with jobless graduates?
Chandigarh with 80 per cent educated middle class population is constantly trying to get the best for as little as possible and seems to follow no hard rules of thriftiness as far as the education of their children is concerned. 

Police to auction unclaimed vehicles
Chandigarh, April 30
The city police proposes to dispose of over 300 vehicles lying unclaimed with it for years. It plans to approach the District Magistrate and seek his approval for disposing of these vehicles through an auction. 

N.K. Jain reinstated
Chandigarh, April 30
Controversial former UT Home Secretary, N.K. Jain, who was suspended and arrested on corruption charges, was reinstated in his parent cadre of the Haryana Government this evening.

City gets mobile beauty clinic
Chandigarh, April 30
If you do not have the courage to brave the scorching heat to visit a beauty parlour, do not panic, because a mobile beauty parlour is just a phone call away. This new concept of ‘complete beauty treatment at your doorstep’ is the brainchild of Ms Rewa Dharni, an entrepreneur from Mani Majra.
Ms Rewa examines her beauty kit in her vehicle before starting her day.
Ms Rewa examines her beauty kit in her vehicle before starting her day. — A Tribune photo



Slanting walls depress Chi
ITH the ever-rising prices of land and mass exodus in urban cities, people tend to use every square inch of the space available to them. Sometimes to get more out of the given area or to balance the appearance of the house externally, people use slanting walls as roofs.



NSS volunteers to assist police
SAS NAGAR, April 30
The Ropar Police will provide counsellors at all police stations in the district under the Community Policing programme, said the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr GPS Bhullar, at a seminar organised on community policing in Phase 6 here today. 

Workshop held on energy-efficient buildings
Chandigarh, April 30
A two-day workshop on modern concepts of planning and design of energy efficient buildings, being organised by the Chief Engineer Chandigarh Zone, (CECZ) began here today.

Roadside workers protest
Chandigarh, April 30
Hundreds of roadside workers comprising cycle mechanics, shoe makers, pan wallahs, second hand book sellers, dhobis and others assembled at Labour Chowk, Sector 20, in protest against the non-implementation of their pending demands here today.

Fire destroys 8 acres of wheat crop
Kharar, April 30
Standing wheat crop in 8 acre of land was reduced to ashes in two villages near Kharar today before fire control engines from SAS Nagar could control the fire.

Vegetables dearer
Chandigarh, April 30
The prices of vegetables has registered an increase in past fortnight. According to a random survey of the retail vegetable market here today, perhaps the highest-priced vegetable was lemon, whose price varied from Rs 30 to Rs 35 per kg. 



Car thief attempts suicide
Chandigarh, April 30
Car thief, Karamveer Singh, who had stolen 16 cars from various parts of the city this year attempted suicide while being taken to the crime branch after he was remanded in police custody.

Theft in house
Chandigarh, April 30
In yet another case of daylight burglary, thieves entered a house in Sector 35- D on Sunday and decamped with cash and jewellery worth thousands of rupees. Mr Kamaljit Singh has reported that the thieves took away Rs 10,000 and some gold jewellery. A case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC has been registered.



Jacob’s surprise visit to press, polytechnic
Chandigarh April 30
Empty halls, obsolete machinery, workers missing from their seats and clogged toilets was the overall picture at the Government Printing Press during a surprise visit of the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here this morning.

KV holds annual function
Dappar (Lalru), April 30
An impressive cultural programme was presented by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, to mark the annual function of the school, here on Saturday. The function started with “Saraswati Vandana”, which was followed by a skit ‘‘Kaun Bara’’ based on the theme of the ego. 

Exams should be abolished
’ve never been an indoor person. Always had to head out and stay out till the maternal summons sounded. And having outgrown even that a few years ago, I just haven’t sat still in the house for two straight hours since ages.

Colourful show by students
Chandigarh, April 30
Children presented a colourful cultural programme at the annual function of KV 2, in the LECMA auditorium, 3BRD here today. Air Cdre Ambrish Kumar, VSM, AOC, 3 BRD, presided over the function.


Corpn told not to use govt grants
Chandigarh, April 30
Following the inability of the Punjab Land Development and Seeds Corporation to release salaries to its employees, Mr Justice R.S. Mongia and Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the respondent against utilising the amount which may be received from the government till further orders.

  • Sentence on housewife killer modified

  • Notice to riot victims’ compensation plea

Documents contradict CO’s claim
Chandigarh, April 30
Documents produced by the defence before the general court martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar contradicted an earlier claim of the Commanding Officer of 5 Para, Col A.K. Srivastava, today.

13 chambers for lawyers
Chandigarh, April 30
Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Administration allotted vacant chambers and slots at the district courts at about 4 p.m at the Estate Office here today. The administration has allotted only 13 out of the 48 vacant slots shortlisted from the list of 202 lawyers prepared by it. 

Inaction on probe report alleged
SAS Nagar, April 30
The Punjab Services Anti-Corruption Council, a non-government organisation, today alleged that the Punjab Government was sitting over the inquiry report of the State Vigilance Department regarding the misappropriation of crores of rupees by the drainage wing of the State Irrigation Department. 



Sculptures’ exhibition opens today
Chandigarh, April 30
An exhibition of sculptures in wood by Piara Singh, will be inaugurated at Indusind Bank Art Gallery in Sector 8-C here tomorrow. This nine-day exhibition will display about 30 sculptures, including Dancing Girl, Draconian Love, Lord Ganesha, Shiva Parivar, Dancing Peacock, Madonna, Hippy Dancers, Tandava - Nritya and Evolution. Piara Singh has been working in this field for the past 30 years.


Yauvan Mangal Mela concludes
Chandigarh , April 30
The fortnight-long “Yauvan Mangal Mela” concluded here today, with an AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Reproductive Tract Infection awareness camp, which was conducted at the Burail jail. As many as 100 prisoners attended the camp and 26 blood samples were collected for further investigations.

Delegates visit centres for disabled
Chandigarh, April 30
Delegates attending the workshop on orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation were today taken on a field visit to various institutions dealing with disability prevention and rehabilitation.



Anmol is chess champion
Chandigarh, April 30
Anmol Razdan, a student of Tender Heart School, Sector 9, clinched the UT Under-18 Chess Championship which concluded here at the Chess Centre, Sector 42 sports complex, here last evening. The two-day meet was organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association.Top

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