Sunday, February 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Anandgarh will be the city of the future
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — The process of acquisition of land for Anandgarh, the city of the future, will commence next month with issuance of notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act for 10,000 to 15,000 acres of land.

Three persons arrested by the SAS Nagar police in connection with circulation of fake American currency notes on Saturday.
Three persons arrested by the SAS Nagar police in connection with circulation of fake American currency notes on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
3 arrested for circulating fake US dollars
SAS NAGAR Jan 5 — Close on the heels of the seizure of fake Indian currency notes worth over Rs 1.02 lakh by Customs officials at Amritsar, the local Police has laid its hand on three persons, including a Nigerian national, for circulating counterfeit American dollars.

Judge seeks
discharge in
corruption case
Hands off the
script, court
tells Babbar

The world is certainly enough ! This is what cricketer Mohd Azharuddin seems to be telling his wife Sangeeta Bijlani
The world is certainly enough ! This is what cricketer Mohd Azharuddin seems to be telling his wife Sangeeta Bijlani, a model-turned-actress, while surrounded by autograph seekers at the screening of the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

The common man is apprehensive about the Budget
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — Hike in essential commodities. Rise in petrol prices. No reduction in taxation rates. Come February and one can already feel such ripples of apprehension and anxiety looming large over the common man’s face much before the announcement of the country’s Budget.

Skydiver strays, lands in school compound
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — A skydiver created a ruckus in Sector 22 after he strayed off-course and landed in the compound of a model school instead of the nearby Sector 16 Cricket Stadium today.

Authorities turn blind eye to blocked sewers
SAS NAGAR, Feb 5 — A row of 16-marla houses in Phase XI here has been facing a problem of blocked sewerage for more than a week with the authorities concerned ignoring the plight of the residents.


Professor’s complaint
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — A visiting Professor of Panjab University, Dr Surinder Jathaul, in a press note here today said that his 64-year-old brother Jaggit Singh had gone missing since February 3.

Complainant laments police failure
SAS NAGAR, Feb 5 — The complainant in a case of cheating registered by the police at Nayagaon has lamented that the police had failed to arrest the four suspects in a case of cheating and fraud registered a month ago for allegedly transferring a plot at Karoran village in their name.


1,925 middle students’ candidature to be cancelled
SAS NAGAR, Feb 5 — The candidature of 1,925 students is to be cancelled as each of them has sent two admission forms for the Middle class examination of the Punjab School Education Board.

Students flay result delay
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 —Delay in timely declaration of re-evaluation results in Panjab University came in for sharp criticism at the executive meeting of the Haryana Students’ Association , a press release said here today.

Rs 2 lakh grant for school
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 5 — To provide quality education besides technical training in the government school of the state, the Punjab Government is chalking out special plans. This statement was made by Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, at the annual function of Government High School, here today.


Sentenced for stealing diesel
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — Sentencing driver Shamsher Singh and conductor Kaur Singh of a PEPSU Roadways bus to two-and-a-half years rigorous imprisonment, UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H.S. Madaan also sentenced truck driver Mukhtiar Singh and cleaner Gulzar Singh for stealing diesel.


PGI to charge for refresher courses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — Refresher courses in various disciplines being offered free of cost by the PGI to doctors working in private and government sectors will now have a fee varying between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000.

60 provided with intra-ocular lenses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — The UT Health Department today successfully completed its free intra-ocular lens implant campaign. The campaign was undertaken from January 31 to February 4 in accordance with the instructions from Government of India under the National Programme for Control of Blindness.

Fun and frolic at nurses’ fete
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — It was fun and frolic all the way for the nurses of the city hospitals as they enjoyed at the fete organised by the local Chapter of Trained Nurses Association of India here today.

Blood sugar of 95 patients tested
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — Blood sugar of 95 patients was tested at a free diabetes camp organised by Novo Nordisk in Government Polyclinic, Sector 22, here today.


Saroj, Bhavna enter doubles final
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — A former Himachal Pradesh badminton champion who is now working at AG (Haryana) in Chandigarh, Saroj Chaudhary, in partnership with Bhavna, beat fancied Mala Gaba and Isha Sharma to enter the women's doubles final on the second day today of the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship being played here at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall.

9,000 to run in Servo Marathon today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 5 — About 9,000 entries were received till today evening for various events in the first Servo Chandigarh Marathon-2000 which will be held tomorrow. Top

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