Friday, February 23, 2001,
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Plying of trucks during day banned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Plying of trucks on all major city roads during day time was banned today while timing restrictions have been imposed on 5 other roads. Significantly, the ban shall also apply during the school opening and closing hours that is between 7 a.m and 8 a.m and also between 1 and 3 p.m, sources said.

Anamika performs at North Park Panchkula, on Thursday.MTV stars rock love birds all night
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — You could not have missed the sound of music which played throughout the night today. Rocking the crowd at a Panchkula hotel tonight were none other that the very-happening VJs of Music Television (MTV) — Cyrus Broacha who can never be discounted, thanks to his solid wits, and the quite mini, Mini Mathur who co-hosts MTV Loveline with Cyrus at times (generally when Malaika Arora is caught up at other shots).

Traffic curbs
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — With the Festival of Gardens scheduled to begin from tomorrow, certain regulations on traffic are being imposed for the three days of the festival.





Anti-encroachment drive
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — In a joint special drive, undertaken by the Municipal Corporation and the Estate Office, 20 shopkeepers were challaned in Sectors 22 and 35 for encroaching upon public verandahs and municipal land.

Teacher suspended on abuse charge
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The UT Education Department has suspended a drawing teacher, Satya Pal Singh, of Government Model High School, Sector 28, for alleged “Physical abuse’’ of girl students.

Sarkari land, fodder for Sahib’s cattle
Senior forest officers flout HUDA norms
PANCHKULA, Feb 22 — Throwing all norms to the winds, senior forest officers, including Additional Principal Chief Wild Life Warden, Managing Director of Haryana Forest Development Corporation and Deputy Chief Wild Life Warden are rearing cattle on land of the department.

Mohali council Budget cleared
SAS NAGAR, Feb 22 — Heated discussion marked the clearance of a Rs 21.21 crore Municipal Council Budget for 2001-2002 here today. An income of Rs 17.20 crore was proposed from octroi, the principal source of funds for the civic body. 


Demystify technology, says Yashpal
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — “True knowledge and wisdom are not exploding. Indeed they are in danger of being submerged in the present -day noise of information,” says Professor Yashpal, Scientist Emeritus and former Chairman of the University Grants Commission, urging social scientists to be in the middle of the information revolution without being swept off their feet.

More relief for quake victims
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Punjab Government and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today flagged off seven truckloads of material consisting of tin sheets and wooden pillars to erect shelters in Bachau region of Gujarat.

City police to overhaul beat system
Steps to ensure senior citizens’ safety
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — In wake of two recent murders of city residents in their houses, the police has decided to overhaul its beat system by making it more aggressive and sensitising senior citizens regarding personal security.

CITCO wins 12 prizes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — CITCO won a maximum of 12 first prizes in the “flowers and plants grown in pots” competitions held as part of the three-day Festival of Gardens beginning tomorrow.
The roundabout maintained by CITCO near the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, (left), and the campus of Strawberry Fields School, which have been declared best in contests organised in their respective categories in connection with Festival of Gardens.
The roundabout maintained by CITCO near the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, (left), and the campus of Strawberry Fields School, which have been declared best in contests organised in their respective categories in connection with Festival of Gardens.
 — Tribune photographs


14-day remand under NDPS Act
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, today sentenced Vinod Kumar to 14-days’ judicial remand under Section 18 of the NDPS Act.

Pritha case: cops look for suspects in Bihar
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The police is now looking for the other two suspects in the sensational murder of the Sector 10 housewife, Ms Pritha Singh. It is learnt that the police is now verifying the whereabouts of the other two suspects — Barinder, alias Beeru and Sallauddin — from their relatives, friends and associates.


Market fee collection barriers okayed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The local market committee, at a meeting here today, allowed the setting up of market fee collection barriers at the grain market and the vegetable market to check evasion of market fees.


PU ignores UGC norms for appointment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Panjab University is all ready to make a fresh appointment to the post of the Assistant Registrar, but has decided to continue with the qualifications laid down previously for the post, which are nowhere near those laid down by the UGC.

PU adds 2 new courses to honours schools
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Panjab University has formally decided to add two fresh courses to the list of honours schools on the campus. These are Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and honours in Bio-Technology. These will commence from the forthcoming session. With this the total number of honours schools will now be 12 in the next session.

Fun time at Cyanide
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — It was fun time on campus lawns at the ongoing ‘Cyanide’, a techno-festival of the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Panjab University here today.


Bar association felicitates Mattewal
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22The Bar Association of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today felicitated the Advocate-General of Punjab, Mr H.S. Mattewal, on his being given the status of Cabinet Minister.

Justice Pritpal’s death mourned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22A full court reference was held at the Punjab and Haryana High Court premises today to mourn the demise of Justice Pritpal Singh, a judge of the Court.



New OPD on March 12
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The new OPD of the PGI is likely to be opened on March 12. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of senior professors and representatives of the hospital administration held under the chairmanship of the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, here today.

Gene therapy ‘could be answer’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Whereas recovery following a heart attack depends upon several parameters and individuals, however some amount of damage to the muscles and vessels of the organ is almost certain.


UT powerlifters corner glory
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The masters’ Chandigarh powerlifting team consisting of seven members participated in the Masters’ National (men and women) Powerlifting Championship held at Hyderabad from February 17 to 19. The team won eight gold medals and five silver medals.

GCG-42, SD-32 win
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Government College for Girls, Sector 42, and GGD SD College, Sector 32, emerged winners on the opening day of the Senior Chandigarh Basketball tournament for the men’s and women’s section at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. The three-day tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Basketball Association.


Kerosene prices revised
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Chandigarh Administration has revised the wholesale and retail prices of kerosene in the city. The retail price is up by 11 paise and the consumer will now be able to procure the same by paying Rs 8.04 per litre instead of Rs 7.93 per litre.

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