Friday, March 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India





THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
French film festival from March 10
French film festival from March 10
Cyber city in Mansa Devi complex
PANCHKULA, March 2 — The HUDA has come up with a proposal to set up a cyber city and information technology park in the vicinity of the township in collaboration with the state's DoE.

22 sheep die after consuming polluted effluent
LALRU, March 2 — As many as 22 sheep died and more than 20 fell sick after allegedly consuming polluted effluent of industrial units situated at Gholumajra village along the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway-22, about 5 km from here, on Wednesday.

Sharma takes over as PGI Director
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Prof S.K. Sharma, Head, Department of Urology, today took over as the 9th regular Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Robbers strike at factory, decamp with valuables
KHARAR, March 2 — A gang of robbers wearing kachhas struck at a medicine manufacturing unit in Kurali in the early hours today.



EARLIER STORIES
 
ADMINISTRATION

Better power position for Panchkula envisaged
PANCHKULA, March 2 — The district will shortly be connected with the Shahbad-Panchkula integrated power link circuit, a project hanging fire since long. Consequently, the township would be free from miseries of low voltage and power trippings and cuts.

UT may give relief to farmers
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Chandigarh Administration may pay a sum between Rs 9.50 lakh and Rs 10.40 lakh per acre as compensation to farmers whose lands are being acquired in Badheri, Kajheri, Palsora and Nizampur Kumbra villages as part of the 225-acre acquisition drive in these villages around the city.

New-look intersection by month-end
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The work on the provision of automated traffic lights at the Housing Board Intersection on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Samiti holds rally
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Members of the Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti held a rally here today in support of its demands of implementing the reservation policy.

Administration to set up school tribunal
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to set up a school tribunal to safeguard the interests of teachers working in privately-managed recognised schools of the UT.

Vigilance Department seeks statement correction
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Seeking permission to correct a statement made earlier in the case against Engineering Department officials, the UT Vigilance Department today said it had inadvertently mentioned certain agreements as being subject matter of the challan.

 
COMMUNITY

Service lanes used for debris
SAS NAGAR, March 2 — The service lanes provided behind the commercial premises in different sector markets in this town have become a source of nuisance for the residents, with the local authorities least bothered to check it.

Woollens, quilts give way to cottons
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Day temperatures have gone up by almost 5C in the past one week, making city residents feel warm, discard the heavy woollens in favour of cottons during the day and cast aside bulky quilts in favour of blankets during the nights.

BJP recruitment till March 17
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has fixed March 17 as the last date for recruitment of active members of the party. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Membership Incharges, convened by the Chief Membership Incharge, Mr Narinder Dev Sharma.

 
CRIME

2 held for consuming liquor at restaurant
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Three persons, two of them consuming liquor at a Sector 22 restaurant, were arrested by the police here last night.

BUSINESS

Industries hold seminar
SAS NAGAR, March 2 — A seminar on ‘modernisation of manufacturing process’ was organised by the Mohali Industries Association (MIA) in coordination with the manufacturing panel of the CII here yesterday.

Variation in spices’ prices
PANCHKULA, March 2 — Prices of spices differed marginally in the local markets of the township today. Within sectors, there was a slight difference in prices between booths and shops.

Finance panel plea to Administration
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Finance and the Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh yesterday urged the Chandigarh Administration to transfer 10 per cent share of total sales tax by way of the municipal surcharge.

Housing finance office opened
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — GIC Housing Finance Limited, one of the top five housing finance companies of the country, today opened its office here today.

 
EDUCATION

Contest on environment conservation
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Govt Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 and the Children Alliance for the Protection of the Environment today organised a spring tree plantation and a declamation contest on ‘Environment conservation is our future’.

SPORT

India needs more Vijaydeeps
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Vijaydeep Singh of Patiala could not have asked for at the 64 Senior National Badminton Championships, yesterday, where he won the men's doubles title along with Markose Bristow.

Soccer academy begins in July
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Chandigarh Football Academy, first of its kind in North India, will become functional from July. Initially, the academy will have a batch of 24 players who will be trained at the Sector 42 Sports Complex.

Athletics meet begins
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The 39th Athletics meet of Central Polytechnic, Sector 26, was inaugurated by Ms Shanta Abhilashi, Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, today. She hoisted the flag and inspected the march past of athletes and a well-decorated band.

COURTS

Forum penalises firm
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Allowing an Ambala-based doctor's complaint alleging deficiency in service, the UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed a Chandigarh-based organisation to pay Rs 44000 to the complainant.

Compensated for crushed foot
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Nearly two years and a half after a cycle mechanic’s right foot was crushed under a truck, the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel, has awarded a compensation of Rs 2,98,900.

Five convicted of forging certificates
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Convicting five persons accused of being involved in forging matriculation certificates, UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Jasbir Singh has sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for a year, besides imposing a fine of Rs 500 on each.

 
CULTURE

A memorable evening
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The second series of ‘Rasmanjari’ a music festival dedicated to late Ustad Allarakha Khan, being organised by SPIC MACAY, concluded this evening with a captivating rudra veena recital of Baha-ud-Din Dagar.

Punjabi writer speaks
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — A Face-to-Face with Mohan Bhandari, an eminent Punjabi writer, was organised today by the Punjabi Literary Society of Government College, Sector 46. Top




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