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UT Budget up by 106.6 cr
New Delhi, February 28
The budget for the Union Territory of Chandigarh for the 2003-04 fiscal has been marginally hiked by Rs 106.6 crore. Finance Minister Jaswant Singh has fixed Rs 864.95 crore as the total expenditure for the ‘City Beautiful’ for this financial year.

MC budget passed amid walkout
SAS Nagar,  February 28
Members of the Opposition staged a walkout at the crucial budget meeting of the municipal council here today. The annual budget of the council for 2003-2004 was ,however, passed by the House in the absence of the Opposition. Seven members of the 27- member House left the meeting even before the budget proposals could be announced.



A girl walks on a rope during the Festival of Gardens in Chandigarh on Friday.City wakes up to a blooming fest
Chandigarh, February 28
While all is well with the spirit behind the famous Festival of Gardens which went off to a vibrant start for the 31st time in a row this morning, the affair would have been even more cherished had fresh events been introduced in the list today.

A girl walks on a rope during the Festival of Gardens in Chandigarh on Friday. — Reuters photo

* Rose fest results

Now a class IV employee goes missing!
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, February 28
Is there any link between the disappearance of a class IV employee of the Chandigarh Administration’s Engineering Wing and the mystery shrouding the reported arrest of Brij Bhushan alias Bhupa, who is believed to be a main accused in the murder of Chandigarh Administration’s Executive Engineer V.K. Chopra?

200 structures demolished
SAS Nagar, February 28
In a major demolition drive, the Punjab State Export and Industrial Corporation (PSIEC) demolished over 200 structures and jhuggies built on PSIEC industrial land in Phase VII here today.

Property conversion rates announced
Chandigarh, February 28
The Chandigarh Administration has today announced new rates for conversions of houses and flats from leasehold to freehold.


Shivani murder accused Sharma coming today
Panchkula, February 28
Suspended IG Ravi Kant Sharma , who is being let off on a five-hour parole to attend his elder daughter, Pragatti’s engagement ceremony is expected to reach here tomorrow at 5 pm.

Admn ignoring Cong councillors: Chabra
Chandigarh, February 28
Protesting against the insensitivity of the Chandigarh Administration, Municipal Corporation councillor Pradeep Chabra alleged that Congress councillors had not received invitation cards for the ongoing Festival of Gardens.

‘No move to hike passport fee’

Tribune employee bereaved

Tenancy law: need for special courts
ABOUT three months have elapsed since the introduction of the amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction (Extension to Chandigarh) Act, whereby the Act will not apply to commercial and residential properties if the rent exceeds Rs 1,500 per month.

  • No English medium for primary kids, please



2 teenagers held for selling stolen car spares
Chandigarh, February 28
The Chandigarh Police today arrested two juveniles for abandoning stolen cars after removing their spares. Both juveniles, students of 10+1 (non-medical) in Sector 46 Government School, were arrested from Burail village while they were allegedly trying to sell stolen tyres of a car to a junk dealer in Burail junk dealers' market.


PU Sports Dept in financial mess
Chandigarh, February 28
Several suggestions to update the existing system have been mooted by the one-man commission appointed to look into the cases of major financial misappropriation in the Sports Department of Panjab University recently.

Music Dept holds viva on 2-day notice
Chandigarh, February 28
Authorities in charge of affairs at Panjab University’s Music Department are hell bent upon throwing rules and regulations to the winds. The department, which is already inviting flak for its failure to declare results of M Phil exams for the session 2001-2002, today caused further trouble to some M Phil students by calling them for viva without giving them proper notice, as laid down under the Panjab University rules.

India holds key to dinosaur mystery
Dr Ashok Sahni Chandigarh, February 28
India holds one of the keys to unravelling the mystery of evolution as well as extinction of dinosaurs. This was stated by Dr Ashok Sahni, former Dean University (Instruction), Panjab University, and an expert in Geology, while delivering a talk on “Dinosaurs in India: dead but alive” at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation to mark the National Science Day here today.

Outstanding students get prizes
Chandigarh, February 28
The 46th annual prize distribution function of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, was organised here today. The UT Home-cum-Education Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, was the chief guest.

* GCG Sector-42 function
* Debate on “brain drain”
* Seminar on science
* Science day competition

* Competitions held
* Annual function
* ‘Eco Quiz-2003’
* Seminar on entrepreneurship

UK teachers visit GMSSS-33
Chandigarh, February 28
A 15-member delegation of teachers from the United Kingdom visited Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector-33, today. The school was chosen by the Administration to represent all government schools.


PGI surgery chief gets B.C. Roy Award
Chandigarh, February 28
Dr J.D. Wig, Professor and Head of the Department of General Surgery at the PGI, has been conferred upon the prestigious distinction, the Dr B.C. Roy National Award for Eminent Medical Teacher, according to a communication received from the award committee here today.



Anil Khandwal from Uttranchal knocked out Amarjit Singh of Punjab at the 10th All India Inviation A.K. Misra Memorial Boxing Championship Misra boxing tournament
Chandigarh, February 28
The 10th AK Misra Memorial Boxing tournament began here today at Skating Rink, Sector 10. The five-day meet was inaugurated by Ms Indu Misra, wife of the late Mr AK Misra a keen boxing lover.

Anil Khandwal from Uttranchal (right) knocked out Amarjit Singh of Punjab at the 10th All India Inviation A.K. Misra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at Skating Rink in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune Photograph


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