Monday, July 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Students find direction in IT courses
Chandigarh, July 14
An unlimited number of application forms, limited seats and a great demand for vocational subjects practically sums up the scenario in city colleges. Admissions are almost over in these colleges going by the fact that most of the colleges have exhausted their seats in the science streams while a few seats are still vacant in the humanities stream in these colleges.

Meeting to approve town’s master plan today
SAS Nagar, July 14
All is set for the meeting of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning Board, scheduled for tomorrow, under the chairmanship of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to approve the master plan for SAS Nagar.

Delayed monsoon brings woes
Dera Bassi, July 14
Delayed monsoon has cast its shadow on scores of natural water features and artificial water bodies which are not only used to water fields and bathe cattle but also to earn revenue for the panchayats concerned resulting in hardships to the villagers of this part of the region.



The delayed monsoon has cast its shadow on scores of natural water bodies resulting into the death of fish in this part of the region

The delayed monsoon has cast its shadow on scores of natural water bodies resulting into the death of fish in this part of the region. The scene was captured by Tribune lensman Karam Singh in Dhanauni village near Dera Bassi where intensive heat claimed scores of fish in a village pond on Sunday.

Employees to take mass leave
Chandigarh, July 14
Employees of all departments, boards, corporations and co-operative institutions of Punjab working at Chandigarh and field offices will take mass casual leave on July 23. A rally will also be organised in Sector 17 here on that day.

THE city’s top political personality, the Mayor, has been a daily witness to a public illusion of being the most powerful man without any rights. The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, every day meets somebody seeking her help for everything a person expects from the Chief Minister of a state and the people don’t believe Ms Joshi’s words about her limitations of powers.
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Road divider or death trap?
Zirakpur, July 14
A road divider without any light reflector fixed on them on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway has become a virtual death trap for the past couple of months. Thanks to the Building and Roads wing of the Punjab Public Works Department (PPWD) for turning a blind eye towards the “obstacles” leaving the victims to their own fate.

IGP for people-friendly functioning
Bhim Sain Bassi
Chandigarh, July 14
The Chandigarh police is resolved to give the citizens an efficient, law abiding and responsive law enforcement machinery, maintains the Chandigarh IGP, Mr Bhim Sain Bassi. Talking to the Chandigarh Tribune, Mr Bassi said apart from open registration of cases, the focus was on prevention of crime in society through a transparent and a people-friendly of functioning.

Complaints galore at UHBVN darbar
Panchkula, July 14
Residents of the township expressed their anger against deficiency in services of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) today. They were participating in a “khula darbar” organised by the department at Sector 20 Community Centre.

Yogic secret’s day out
Chandigarh, July 14
Yogi Vinodanand performed rare feats of ‘vajrolli’ and ‘khechri’ ‘kriyas’ here today to create awareness on how to enhance “physical pleasure”. The yogi claims that he is the only person in the world to have perfected ‘vajrolli’ (through which he lit a lamp) and Khechri (which helps a person attain biological hibernation for long life). These ‘kriyas’ are believed to have become extinct.

‘Replace’ English as official language
Chandigarh, July 14
A Punjabi bhasa suraksha sammelan organised by the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag, concluded at Punjab Kala Bhavan here today. After two-day deliberations to save the Punjabi language from crisis, the delegation passed a few resolutions which they later submitted to the Chief Secretary, Punjab, Mr Y.S. Ratra, in the form of a memorandum.

Musical morning walk
Chandigarh, July 14
Morning walk turned healing, rhythmic, serene and sublime as strides matched ragas creating different moods, here today.


Plot to kill city resident exposed
Chandigarh, July 14
In the process of investigating the angle of contract killing of Subash Chawla, a trader of Sector 26, the Chandigarh police has got a vital information about an attempt made by a Bathinda based gang to kill a resident of Sector 19, living adjacent to the house of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

Aged woman electrocuted
Panchkula, July 14
Celebrations turned into tragedy at the Sector 16 residence of the Paliwals late last night, when 60- year-old Daya Paliwal was electrocuted during a kirtan ceremony.

Shots fired
SAS Nagar, July 14
Two youths opened fire in Bay 64 of Phase IX here late yesterday with an intention to rob it, according to police sources.


Plea on coolers accepted
Chandigarh, July 14
A plea moved by some of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination case to provide them coolers in their barracks has been accepted by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, in Burail Jail.


Hindi literature reaches a stage
Chandigarh, July 14
‘Kahani Sangrah 2002’, a two-day festival of theatrical adaptations of stories by famous Hindi writers, organised by the Srishti Centre For Arts concluded in Bal Bhavan here today. The three stories staged today portrayed the fighting spirit of man.

‘Koi Dukh Na Ho To Bakri Khareed Lo’, a play based on a story by Munshi Premchand, being staged in Bal Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Koi Dukh Na Ho To Bakri Khareed Lo’, a play based on a story by Munshi Premchand, being staged in Bal Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Cultural show at Rock Garden
Chandigarh, July 14
A colourful cultural show was organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) on the occasion of the inauguration of the Rock Garden carnival here today.

Artistes perform bhangra at the CIPA carnival in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Artistes perform bhangra at the CIPA carnival in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Sunday.


An expert in knee transplant
SAS Nagar, July 14
Dr Vikram I. Shah, one of the fastest surgeons in the country, claims to have performed a complete knee transplant operation in 22 minutes. working in the Shalby Orthopedic Hospital and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Dr Shah has performed more than 2600 primary and revision total knee replacements and 450 primary and revision total hip replacements in the past nine years.

New hearing aid launched
Chandigarh, July 14
“Millions of people worldwide are faced with the problem of hearing loss, but very few of them use hearing aids. Hearing loss is not just an age-related problem, but it affects people of all ages.


Rs 8 lakh sanctioned for CITCO kiosk in Sec 10
Chandigarh, July 14
Encouraged by the ever increasing popularity of Sector 34 ‘’Drop In’’, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation is developing its kiosk opposite Government College of Arts in Sector 10 into an impressive fast food joint. As per the available information, the authorities concerned, after carrying out a thorough survey of the existing site, have reportedly sanctioned a sum of Rs 8 lakh for the project.

1,545 challans issued
SAS Nagar, July 14
As many as 1,545 challans have been issued by the traffic police during a special traffic rule enforcement drive in the township. While the maximum number of challans were issued against men not wearing helmets, a large number of people were fined for jumping lights on the roads.

248 driving licences issued at camp
Kharar, July 14
The Rotary Club, Kharar, and the local Licensing Authority organised a camp at the Civil Rest House recently where driving licences were issued to 248 persons. The licences were distributed by Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, Local Licensing Authority.


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