Tuesday, April 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Holidays delay ban on watering of lawns
Chandigarh, April 14
Nature has come to the rescue of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, as slight rain showers in the city this evening have provisionally eased the expected water shortage in the wake of the rising level of mercury during the past couple of weeks.

Gutkha makers take admn for a ride
Chandigarh, April 14
Chew this. In Chandigarh, many residents, savour pan masalas oblivious of the fact these may contain tobacco as an ingredient. The reason behind their ignorance is not hard to see. Some of the alluring sachets mention everything except the weight, and the ingredients.

A bullock-cart race in progress at Khuda Ali Sher village on Monday. A bullock-cart race in progress at Khuda Ali Sher village on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma




Raids to check power theft
Chandigarh, April 14
A team of police personnel and Electricity Department officials today raided seven industrial units in the Industrial Area and three showrooms located in different parts of the city and sealed four electricity meters suspected to have been tampered with. Raids were still going on till the filing of this report.

PU signs MoU with IIT, Roorkee
Chandigarh, April 14
Panjab University here has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), to club efforts and pool in expertise and resources for collaborating in academic work, research and development projects as well as teaching activities.

Bharatiya Valmiki Dharma Samaj members pay tributes to Dr B.R. Ambedkar in Chandigarh on Monday.200 Dalits embrace Buddhism
Chandigarh, April 14
The birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar was observed by the All-India Confederation of the SC, ST Organisations here today by converting around 200 Dalits to Buddhism.

Bharatiya Valmiki Dharma Samaj members pay tributes to Dr B.R. Ambedkar in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Dance, music add zing to Baisakhi
Chandigarh, April 14
The Malwa Women Welfare and Cultural Society, SAS Nagar, and Rising Star Disable Youth Club, Chandigarh, celebrated Baisakhi by organising “Chal Chaliye Baisakhi” today.

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), Governor, Punjab, dances with a bhangra team during Baisakhi celebrations at Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma


HP Governor talks about ‘conspiracies’ against SCs
Chandigarh, April 14
The Himachal Pradesh Governor, Dr Suraj Bhan, here today sought to unravel so-called conspiracies against the Scheduled Castes during the Congress regimes since Independence.

Truckers protest against hike in diesel price
Chandigarh, April 14
Hundreds of trucks and tempos in the city and the surrounding towns remained off the road today on a call given by the All-India Motor Transport Congress in protest against the increase of more than 33 per cent in diesel prices over the past one year, prices of chassis and premium charged by the insurance companies.

Wait for new news channels to get longer
Chandigarh, April 14
Even as three new news channels have started their telecast across the country, viewers in Chandigarh will have to wait for a few days as the new system will require some upgrading of equipment at the end of cable operators.

Bio-force project launched
Chandigarh, April 14
Hallo Majra and Makhan Majra residents will be educated about vermiculture, energy management, alternative energy resources, infomation and communication technology and water harvesting under the Bio-Force Project that was launched in the two villages yesterday.

Labourers carry bags of wheat to safer places after brief showers created pools of water in the Sector 26 Grain Market Rain brings relief to residents
Chandigarh, April 14
A light spell of rain this evening brought a relief to the city residents, who had been witnessing a steep rise in temperature for the past few days.

Drenched bags of wheat: Labourers carry bags of wheat to safer places after brief showers created pools of water in the Sector 26 Grain Market in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Karam Singh

Punjabi sabha’s plea to MLA
Panchkula, April 14
The Punjabi Welfare Sabha has demanded that a Punjabi councillor be nominated as president of the local Municipal Council.

Rotary team returns from car-crazy Lanka
Chandigarh, April 14
Nothing strengthens international relations the way cultural exchange does. No wonder then that Rotary spends a great deal of its energy facilitating exchange of ideas across borders.

Phones out of order
Chandigarh, April 14
Telephones connections of BSNL in Sector 46 and the neighbouring sectors remained out of order today. According to some residents, the phone lines developed a snag yesterday late evening but despite repeated complaints, no one came to rectify the fault.

NCC may have ‘mixed’ battalions
Chandigarh, April 14
In an endeavour to increase the participation of girls in the National Cadet Corps the world's largest youth organisation, the authorities have decided to explore the concept of having "mixed" battalions, where girls would be enrolled in boys' battalions.

Form catchment area board
There is a need to have a Sukhna catchment area board that will cut across geographical boundaries. This requires the participation of both the government and non-government organisations of Chandigarh and neighbouring states.

They learn and earn
HERE has been a notable improvement in the educational standards of JCOs and other ranks in the Army over the years. Not only that even their spouses, barring a few, are well educated these days. With this change, almost all formations and units have adopted new training courses for women in their vocational training centres.

Various pathways tell of city’s past
eafing through history, one wonders if there is something unique about the civilisation of India. For, this is one society where for as long as human memory goes, there has been considerable respect for nature.

Amusing ‘dilemma’ of tenants
F all the letters Chandigarh Tribune has published in recent days on the Rent Act controversy, I was immensely amused, to say the least, while going through Rajesh Khurana’s lengthy piece on April 13.

  • Create more green belts
  • Court and corruption
  • Plight of stray animals



‘Thief’ caught red-handed
SAS Nagar, April 14
A thief was caught red-handed while trying to steal cash and jewellery from a house in Sohana village, near here, today.

  • 11 held for gambling

  • Couple held

  • Woman, son hurt

  • Man arrested

3 hurt in road mishap
Chandigarh, April 14
Three persons, including two students, were injured when a motor cycle, scooter, car and an auto-rickshaw collided near a roundabout on the road dividing Sectors 34 and 35 here in the late hours yesterday.


Kirloskar denies tax evasion
propos the news-item ‘Air-conditioning giant in tax evasion net’ in Chandigarh Tribune on April 12. The accusation against Kirloskar Copeland Ltd (KCL) is totally unacceptable to the company and is rebutted.


Students of the National Institute of Technical Education sing and dance during their freshers’ party in Chandigarh on Monday.‘Air Hungama’ welcomes new batch
Chandigarh, April 14
Senior students doing GD Fares and Ticketing certificate course from the National Institute of Technical Education welcomed around 30 new students at a Sector 35 hotel here this evening.

Students of the National Institute of Technical Education sing and dance during their freshers’ party in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Seminar on role of youth in peace
Chandigarh, April 14
To pay homage to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Yuvsatta, along with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi and Panjab University, organised a colloquium on the role of youth in peace building at ICSSR complex, Panjab University here, yesterday.

Geography: About Antigua & Barbuda
NTIGUA and Barbuda comprises of three islands of the Lesser Antilles, situated in Eastern Caribbean Sea. St Kittis and Nevis islands lie to its west, while Montserrat and Guadeloupe are located to its south.


Police remand for 3 murder suspects
Chandigarh, April 14
Three persons arrested by the UT police for the murder of a 17-year-old resident of Sector 38, Randeep Singh, were today remanded in police custody by a local court. Meanwhile, a juvenile arrested in the case has been sent to a juvenile home by the court.



400 examined at health camp
Chandigarh, April 14
Over 400 patients were examined by medical experts and medicines distributed free of cost at a camp organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation (Chandigarh and Haryana) at Kishangarh village yesterday.



YPS bags Dhruv Pandove cricket tourney
Chandigarh, April 14
Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, outplayed RIMC, Dehra Dun, by 22 runs to bag the Dhruv Pandove Memorial Cricket tournament which concluded last evening at YPS, Patiala grounds. As many as nine school teams from select ICSE schools of the region took part in this two-day meet.

Wanna beat the heat, take a dip
Chandigarh, April 14
With the onset of summers, various swimming pools in the city have started witnessing flow of visitors to beat the heat. Swimming pools in the city normally get busy during this time of the year, as these give the residents respite from scorching heat.Top

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