Friday, March 2, 2001,
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Executive Director of Punwire arrested

Ved Parkash, Executive Director, Punwire, with police officials.
Ved Parkash, Executive Director, Punwire, with police officials after being sent in police custody on Thursday. 
Interpol alerted to trace Gurpal Singh
SAS NAGAR, March 1 — In a major breakthrough the local police arrested Ved Parkash, Executive Director (ED) of Punwire, from near the old barrier in Phase 1 here last night. He had been arrested on charges of fraud, misappropriation and embezzlement committed by him during his tenure as ED. 

City-Panchkula link coming up
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — To reduce congestion on the busy Chandigarh-Panchkula road, the UT Engineering Department has started laying an additional route towards Panchkula on a war-footing to ease the vehicular traffic on this stretch of road.

7,500 IT returns
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Income Tax Department has received over 7,500 income tax returns under the one-by-six scheme from the city, according to sources.




Chandigarh Club poll
Dinner diplomacy at its best
Chandigarh, March 1 — Dinner diplomacy has touched its best in the campaigning for the Chandigarh Club which goes to the polls on Saturday to elect its president and other set of office-bearers for the next financial year.

Now air grievances on the Net
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Chandigarh Division has started new service for public grievances and now the people can send their complaint through Internet.

Mohali industries hail Budget
SAS NAGAR, March 1 — The Mohali Industries Association has welcomed the Budget presented by Mr Yashwant Sinha, Union Finance Minister, in Parliament yesterday.

13 councillors file nominations
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — As many as 13 councillors of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh filed their nominations yesterday for the election of four members to the Home Minister’s Advisory Committee. The said nominations were filed in the office of the Secretary, Municipal Corporation.


Alarmed city wants safety gadgets
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A sudden rise in the city’s crime graph has forced many residents to buy various hi-tech safety gadgets for their houses.

Two-day Spring Fest begins tomorrow
PANCHKULA, March 1 — A colourful welcome to spring is on the cards with the Haryana Urban Development Authority pitching in to make the 15th annual Spring Fest, a kaleidoscope of flowers, fragrances, fun and frolic. The two-day fest gets underway on March 3, 10.30 am, at the Town Park in Sector 5.

Creator of Rock Garden prepares to celebrate
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — For the creator of Rock Garden, it’s time to reminisce the years gone by, especially the ones which inspired him into such an amazing artistic activity. Thanks to the persistence of Nek Chand, the idea behind the garden, which was conceived way back in the 1970s, has today been accepted by many across the world. So much so that people from other countries are now in the city to share moments of joy with Nek Chand who sees the magical garden enter its 25th year in 2001.

Realistic illusions: Nek Chand looks at his distorted image in a laughing glass put up in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Realistic illusions: Nek Chand looks at his distorted image in a laughing glass put up in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Ms Euro-Asia chosen amid protests
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Amid protest from different social and political groups, including the All-India Sikh Students Federation, the Shiv Sena, Lawyers For Social Reforms and the Hind Sangram Parishad, the final phase of Euro-Asia 2001, a beauty contest, concluded in Hotel Mountview here today.

‘India needs development programme’ 
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — India needs an indigenous development programme which caters specifically to needs of the country’s economic system, people and society.

Goan food festival from today
PANCHKULA, March 1 — The sound of the waves crashing onto the beach, the guitar strumming melody and cooks brewing up a magic potion from the Goanese cuisine to tickle the palate — the Panjim Party at Red Bishop, Sector 1, here promises all this and much more.

Annual samagam at Sec 28 Nanaksar
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A large number of followers of Sant Baba Ishar Singh of Nanaksar (Kaleran) from USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and other countries are here to participate in the annual samagam at the Sector 28-B Nanaksar.


Abducted youth found
KHARAR, March 1 — A youth, who was allegedly abducted from Pahadganj area in New Delhi on Feb 23, was found by a police party from New Delhi yesterday from Kurali.

Scooterist killed in accident
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A scooterist, Prem Sagar, of Sector 39 died in the PGI after being hit by a mini bus near Batra Chowk, here yesterday. Saminder Singh, the driver of the bus, was later arrested.

  • One injured

  • Three booked

  • Gamblers held

New service to check auto-thefts
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Spice Communication has proposed to start a service for its users wherein their cellphones would beep if anyone attempted to open their locked cars.


Dhir shares his experience
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Department of Punjabi, Government College, Sector 46, organised a face-to-face programme for its students with Santokh Singh Dhir, a renowned Punjabi writer, here today.

HC directs PGI on Dean’s selection
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Issuing notice of motion for July 10, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today has directed the PGI to complete the process of selecting the Dean for the institute but not to declare the result.

GCM declines to call 2 witnesses
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The general court martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today disallowed the defence submission seeking two witnesses. The court declined to summon GOC 14 Corps, Lt-Gen Arjun Ray, and the Assistant Adjutant General, 14 Corps, whom the defence wanted to examine in support of its plea seeking a bar on the trial.

Pritha case: judicial remand for accused
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), yesterday, sent the accused, Mohamad Ramzan, to 14 days of judicial remand, in the Pritha murder case.

  • Six-month RI
  • Food adulteration
  • Members restrained
  • Imprisoned and fined
  • Case adjourned


‘Indian art seemed joyful’
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — “An artist can best be described as a traveller of a caravan who stop only to look at its movement to predict its, future.”

Art exhibition
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Department of Fine Arts of the Sector 11 Government College for Girls organised an art-and-craft exhibition and workshop in the college here today.

Photo exhibition from tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A five day photo exhibition by renouned photo artists from all over India is being organised by the Friends of Photography (FOP), a city based group of photo enthusiasts, at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 from March 3.

Students of the GCG, Sector 11, at the fine-arts workshop on the college premises, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Students of the GCG, Sector 11, at the fine-arts workshop on the college premises, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
 — A Tribune photograph

PGI Academic Committee to meet
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — In an important Academic Committee meeting of the institute to be held under the chairmanship of Prof I.C. Pathak, former Director, PGI, here tomorrow, posts to be created for the second phase of the Advanced Paediatric Centre and other departments will be discussed.


Anupinder wins medal round
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Anupinder Grewal was declared winner of the monthly medal round of the Chandigarh Golf Club while Vikram Singh was declared runner-up. Both had returned cards of 80, but Anupinder Grewal was declared winner on the basis of a better score on the back nine.

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