Friday, July 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Education board hikes exam fee again
SAS Nagar, July 5
Within a year of substantially hiking the examination fee, the Punjab School Education Board has once again taxed the candidates by revising the fee structure. The enhanced examination fee, ranging between 16 per cent and 30 per cent will be applicable to the candidates appearing in the examination for the academic session 2001-2002.

Sector 22 pub destroyed in fire
Chandigarh, July 5
A pub in Sector 22, opposite the local bus stand, was gutted in a major fire which broke out in the wee hours today. 
This is what remains of Pub-22, which was gutted in a major fire in the wee hours, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
This is what remains of Pub-22, which was gutted in a major fire in the wee hours, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Reduction in stamp duty in city on anvil
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh Administration was considering to reduce the stamp duty on sale of property in Chandigarh in view of the reduction of stamp duty in Punjab.



A harrowing tale of exploitation
Chandigarh, July 5
The two sisters, one 16 years of age and the other of 14 years, sit huddled together in the dingy confines of the Crime Branch, Chandigarh, their eyes fixed on the wall. On a glance and judging by their age, it appears that they are wondering what the future holds for them.

6 hurt as roof of booth collapses

Panchkula, July 5
One labourer was seriously injured and five others received minor injuries as a booth under construction in Sector 6 collapsed owing to a heavy downpour this evening. While one of them has been kept under observation at the General Hospital in Sector 6, the others were discharged after administering first aid.

The roof of a booth in Sector 6, Panchkula, which collapsed following a heavy downpouron Thursday evening
The roof of a booth in Sector 6, Panchkula, which collapsed following a heavy downpouron Thursday evening . 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma.

Revamp of Excise and Customs Dept on the anvil
Chandigarh, July 5
Close on the heels of the Income Tax department being restructured, the Central Excise and Customs Department, too, is revamping its set-up in an endeavour to generate more revenue as well as to bring in more efficiency and transperancy in its functioning.

Panel formed for  upgradation of PEC
Chandigarh, July 5
A 12-member expert committee, having eight members from technical background, has been formed for the revitalisation and upgradation of the Punjab Engineering College to a deemed university. The UT Home Secretary will be the Chairman.

WITH “Tum Bin”, “Shararat”, “Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat” and Subhash Ghai’s “Yaadein” lined up for release in July, hopes are high and nerves jittery. But there will be only one guaranteed winner, the audience.



MC panel to meet today
Chandigarh, July 5
The meeting of the resource mobilisation committee of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh will be held tomorrow under the chairmanship of nominated councillor Harish Bhanot.

Plea on use of Punjabi language
Chandigarh, July 5
A few like-minded people of the city today joined hands to make an appeal to all political parties of Punjab to include the issues regarding the uplift of Punjabi literature, language and culture in their respective manifestoes for the forthcoming elections.

PGI gate a danger point
The entrance to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the most accident-prone areas in the city. According to police records, two persons have died so far this year as a result of accidents at this point.

Engineers of PCL protest government move
SAS Nagar, July 5
Members of the Association of Diploma Engineers and other employees of the Punjab Communication Ltd today held a demonstration in front of the Udhyog Bhavan in Sector 17, Chandigarh, to protest against the decision of the Punjab Project Approval Board to reduce the shareholding of ECP in the company to 26 per cent from 70 per cent.

Phones of defaulting hospitals, police stations to go one-way
Chandigarh, July 5
Police stations and hospitals defaulting on telephone bills in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh will be able to receive only incoming calls as per a fresh Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited direction.

Citizens’ panel demands local bus service
Panchkula, July 5
Demanding a local ring bus service within sectors, the Citizens Welfare Association, in a press note issued here today, said that in the absence of such a facility, the residents of the city were at the mercy of cycle rickshaws which charged exorbitantly, exploiting the situation.

Balance everything in the house
ow badly do you want abundance in life? The answer to this question will be “very badly”. Everyone needs abundance in life. I personally suggest that if one wants abundance, one has to balance things.

Order to conduct audit of housing society
Chandigarh July 5
The Secretary Cooperation, Mr M.P. Singh, in his orders in the case of the Shivalik Co-operative Group Housing Society, has directed Inspector Amarjeet Singh of the Cooperative Department to to take over all records of the society before July 10 and get an audit conducted to find out if any wrong doing has been done.

Club withdraws notice against Mayor
Chandigarh, July 5
The controversy regarding the issuing of a notice to Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal by the Chandigarh Club for defaulting on payments ended today with club withdrawing the notice.

Dimpy expelled from CTCC
Chandigarh, July 5
The Harmohan Dhawan faction in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee got another jolt today with the expulsion of Mr Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy from the party for six years for anti-party activities.

Stop construction at parking lot
Chandigarh, July 5
The LIG Residents Welfare Association, Sector 41-D, has demanded that the construction of parking lot opposite house Nos 3215 to 3222 should be stopped and it should be shifted to some other place.



Scooterist killed
Chandigarh, July 5
A scooterist, Anil Arora, was killed in a road accident today. It is learnt that the victim’s scooter (CH-03A-7761) was hit by a truck (DL-1CA- 0747) carrying building material at the Sukhna Light Point in Industrial Area, Phase I, at about 6 p.m. this evening.


Fresh concessions to shopkeepers
Chandigarh, July 5
Shopkeepers in the city can open their shops on all seven days of the week under fresh concessions allowed by the Labour Department of the Chandigarh Administration.



Interview schedule of PU teaching depts
Chandigarh, July 5
There is an intense competition for admission in majority of the teaching departments of Panjab University as the long list of applicants has resulted in a near scramble at the ongoing interviews.

Admissions to govt schools begin today
Chandigarh, July 5
The merit list of students who have secured 85 per cent marks and above in class X has been displayed at the venue of admissions, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23. The admissions to various schools begin tomorrow.

Middle school exam results: private school students fare better
Panchkula, July 5
Students of private schools fared better than their counterparts in the middle school examination, the results for which were declared, here today. While the 33 private schools of the district secured a pass percentage of 59.51, the 77 government schools scored 35.19 per cent in the examination where a total of 5,614 students appeared and not even half of them, 2,394 students, qualified the exam, the pass percentage for the district being 42.64.

Three selected for Jet Airways
Chandigarh, July 5
Jet Airways has selected three students from the ITFT-Chandigarh Airlines Management Programme for airport ground services. While two students are from Chandigarh, one belongs to Ludhiana.

Teacher suspended for misbehaviour
Chandigarh, July 5
An English lecturer at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, Mr Vishvanath, was today placed under suspension for allegedly threatening a principal of a local government school with dire consequences during school hours.

Workshop on personality development
Chandigarh, July 5
The British Library in collaboration with Career Launcher has organised a three-day workshop on personality development at the Library Hall in Sector 8 here today.
Workshop on personality development programme being conducted by Career Launcher at the British Library, Sector 8, here on Thursday.
Workshop on personality development programme being conducted by Career Launcher at the British Library, Sector 8, here on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph



Lecture on Indian paintings
Chandigarh, July 5
‘‘In routine we carry a lot of dust on our minds. When the layer gets thicker on our mind, it will not reflect any beauty. This was indeed not possible unless you cleansed yourself’’.

Khyali entertains at comedy show
Chandigarh, July 5
Simple facts of life came alive in a hilarious way at a comedy show “My Reflection of Life”, presented by comedian Khyali Saharan at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here today.


Life-saving machines out of order in GMCH-32
Chandigarh, July 5
Essential diagnostic and life saving machines worth lakhs of rupees are lying unused due to lack of repair at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Even though this state-of-the-art hospital is hardly five years old, the number of out of order machines is large as long-winding administrative procedures are adding to the delay.

Special loan scheme for doctors
Chandigarh, July 5
More than 150 doctors attended a doctors’ meet organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Sector 22-B branch, Chandigarh, in association with the Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh, at Hotel Piccadily, Chandigarh, today. 

Private hospitals can get blood
Chandigarh, July 5
City-based private hospitals and nursing homes can now avail blood and blood components in emergency cases from the Blood Banks at the PGI, the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 and the General Hospital, Sector 16 here.



Greenhorns on golf course
Chandigarh, July 5
Come summer and the Chandigarh Golf Club wears a youthful look. The lawns are dotted with children of all ages, fresh from pool showers and waiting for their turn on the driving range or hot and sweaty after a good round of 18 holes. 
A young golfer tries his grip at the Driving Range in Chandigarh Golf Club, as the coach and others look on.
A young golfer tries his grip at the Driving Range in Chandigarh Golf Club, as the coach and others look on. 
— A Tribune photograph

Academy to weed out non-serious youngsters
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh Football Academy, which will complete its first year next month, will have few new entrants this session. Out of total of 24 youngsters at the academy some of them will be dropped who had not performed satisfactorily during the year.



MCC to provide saplings to residents
Chandigarh, July 5
As a sequel to the Greening Chandigarh Action Plan 2001-2002 of the UT Administration that envisages increasing the green cover by planning and implementing afforestation works and inculcating the habit of planting saplings among residents, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to provide them saplings at their doorstep.

MCC notices to nursing homes, clinics
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Medical Officer Health has issued notices to about 30 nursing homes and clinics in the city for misusing the MCC garbage bins by throwing hazardous biomedical waste in them. This was posing serious health hazards to the safai karamcharis dealing with these garbage bins.

UT depts reshuffled
Chandigarh, July 5
The UT Administration today ordered minor changes in handling of various departments. The work of Secretary, Forests and Environment, will be handled by the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda. 

28 jhuggis removed
Chandigarh, July 5
The Enforcement Staff of UT Estate office today removed 28 jhuggis in Colony No 5 on the road leading to the Burail Jail, which had sprung up recently. Besides this, 11 rickshaws were impounded for plying without proper licences; 27 banners were removed from various parts of the city, particularly the shopping areas.Top

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