Saturday, March 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Swapna Sundari, a famous dancer, will enthral the art lovers of Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre on Saturday
Swapna Sundari, a famous dancer, will enthral the art lovers of Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre on Saturday

UT nets Rs 58.68 crore through auction of liquor vends
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Chandigarh Administration netted a whopping Rs 58. 68 crore through auction of 59 liquor vends in the city here this morning. This is Rs 4. 34 crore, or 8 per cent, more than last year’s auction when a sum of Rs 54. 34 crore was netted.

Jacob wants strict adherence to guidelines
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to strictly enforce various instructions and guidelines, issued from time to time, on fiscal management and austerity to contain avoidable wasteful expenditure.

KB Goel “not tortured’’
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — Directing the prosecution to give three days notice to UT Secretarial Employees Welfare Association “President” K.B. Goel before his arrest “if any case is registered on the basis of an alleged statement given by him”, UT Additional District and Sessions Judge S.S. Lamba today observed that the petitioner, “it seems,” was not tortured.
Earlier story: Official tortured for ‘knowing misdeeds of top UT officers’


Justice seems a far cry as lawyers’ strike continues
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — It is justice adjourned. For countless days, Mr Qimti Lal Malhotra, and so many other litigants have climbed up the narrow dingy stairways of the Sector 17 District Courts, hoping for justice, only to be told that their cases have been adjourned once again because of the lawyers' strike.

Noise pollution in Chandigarh
CONSEQUENT to the instructions of UT Inspector-General of Police, Mr. S.K. Singh, Chandigarh Police has started taking concrete action against people using loudspeakers at high pitch as well as those using them after 10 p.m. It is heartening to note that they immediately swing into action on receiving a complaint at telephone number 100.


Mohali civic poll in May
SAS NAGAR, March 24 — Decks for holding elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council have been cleared with the Punjab Govern-ment issuing a fresh list of delimited wards of the council. The irregularities pointed out by former councillors of the Municipal Council and residents of the town have been rectified.

Panchkula in for major facelift
PANCHKULA, March 24 — The township is in for a major facelift and the process of operation clean-up is already underway in Sector 2 with all departments of the Haryana Urban Development Authority pitching in and contributing their mite to improving sectors.

Water, sewerage rates hiked
KHARAR, March 24 — The local municipal committee at its meeting held here today under the presidentship of Mr Ranbir Singh passed estimates of about 69 development works amounting to Rs 45 lakh and increased the rates of water supply and sewerage charges.

RPLI celebrates 5th anniversary
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) celebrates its 5th anniversary today. The scheme, started in 1995 to give social security to rural villagers, especially women and weaker sections, had procured 7,28,144 policies by the end of 1999 with sum assured of Rs 2210.25 crore.
‘Speed post becoming popular’
Woes of Modern Housing residents
The tree leading to the Modern Housing Complex and old Mani Majra is almost in the middle of the road, thus creating a serious traffic hazard. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan
  When will Siswan-Baddi road materialise?
A portion of the road that once linked Siswan village with Baddi. Most of the road was submerged in the reservoir of the dam built three years ago. The Punjab Government has to realign 4-km track along the hills on the right side of the dam. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Woes of Modern Housing residents   When will Siswan-Baddi road materialise?

Government should resign: local SAD chief
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Central Coordination Committee of All Gurdwaras and Sikh Institutions has demanded the resignations of the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir Governments on "moral grounds" for their failure to prevent the Chatti Singhpura massacre in the Kashmir Valley.
Institute assails Sikhs’ killing

Appliances for disabled children
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Adviser to the Administrator of Chandigarh, Mrs Vineeta Rai, today gave away aids to appliances to 25 disabled children of Prayaas in Sector 38 here. Out of the beneficiaries, some children are deaf and dumb, while others are orthopaedically handicapped.

50 women get sewing machines
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — On the completion of a six-month training course in tailoring and sewing, the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today distributed certificates and sewing machines among 50 woman slum-dwellers in Colony number 5 here.


Burglars strike twice in 48 hours in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, March 24 — Burglars struck at separate places in the town in the last 48 hours and decamped with cash, jewellery and electronic items. According to the information available, burglars broke glasses of at least three cars parked in front of houses in Phase 5 here.

Action taken against cops
SAS NAGAR, March 24 — In connection with the theft at the office of the Life Insurance Corporation here, departmental action has been initiated against two lower level cops for dereliction of duty.


NIIT opens centre
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The National Institute of Information Technology Chandigarh, today inaugurated its Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centre to meet the requirements of professionals in the information technology sector.

Tractor company signs MoU
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — International Tractors Ltd, manufacturer of ‘Sonalika International’ brand of tractors, today entered into a memorandum of understanding with the State Bank of India.

IOC organises quality workshop
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Indian Oil Corporation organised a quality workshop at the local air force station to inculcate quality consciousness at the field level.

‘Punjab ahead in development’
CHANDIGARH, March 24 —The rate of growth of economy of Punjab had started decelerating and agriculture was no longer a source of real economic growth here.


Swapna Sundari performs in the city today
THE famous dancer, Swapna Sundari, will enthral the art lovers of Chandigarh with her performance of Kuchipudi dance on Saturday evening at Tagore theatre as part of the ongoing 30th All India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra.


Patients checked for TB, chest diseases
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — More than 300 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by the Department of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital at Maloya Government Senior Secondary School on the World Tuberculosis Day.

Epilepsy care model developed
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Department of Community Medicine at the PGI has successfully developed a population-based epilepsy care model, which covers about 30,000 people in 40 rural areas near the city.


Residents oppose golf course
PANCHKULA, March 24 — Final modalities for the ultra-modern golf course to be brought up in Sector 3, Panchkula, by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have almost been completed. However, the proposal which came under severe criticism from the residents a year ago, seem to evoke a similar response this time, when work on this ambitious project is scheduled to begin next month.

MCM-36, DAV-10 overall champs
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — It was a proud moment for MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, and DAV College, Sector 10, when both were given the overall sport trophies in women's and men's sections, respectively, at the Panjab University sport function held today at Gymnasium Hall.

Uphill task for mountain bikers today
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The first Hero National Mountain Bike Championship organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India will begin here tomorrow.

City tennis meet begins
CHANDIGARH, March 24 — The Chandigarh State Tennis Championship began here today. The seeds had a smooth sail on the opening day of this three-day meet being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association.Top

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