Chandigarh Tribune
Monday, January 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Steel barricades to partition city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to make the city greener, not with vegetation but with parrot green painted steel barricades which will separate Sector 26 on one side and Sectors 27 and 28 on the other.

On the occasion of the martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), tries his hand at a charkha in Chandigarh on Sunday.      — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
On the occasion of the martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), tries his hand at a charkha in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
Tributes paid to Gandhi

1-year RI for rash driving
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Nearly four years after a cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck, the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr K.K. Goyal, on Friday sentenced the driver of the truck Ramesh Kumar to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides imposing a fine of Rs 600.

Problems & prospects
PGI — where upkeep takes back seat
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A cross-section of the PGI faculty says that sanitation and upkeep of available hospital equipment requires better care.
Ad hocism watchword in PGI

Bansal vows to take up dam issue with Centre
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — The joint candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Indian National Lok Dal (BJP-INLD) from the Kalka assembly constituency, Mr Sham Lal Bansal, said here today that he would take up the issue of construction of the Ghaggar dam near the township which has been stalled by the present government.

Tableau with catchy slogans
A tableau on eco-conservation brought out by the Department of Forest, Wildlife and Environment, a major attraction at the Republic Day Parade at the Sector 17 Parade Ground, conveyed a deep message through catchy slogans painted on sides.

Chander Mohan vows to implement promises
PANCHKULA, Jan 30—The Congress candidate from the Kalka constituency, Mr Chander Mohan, held public meetings in various sectors of the township and at Kalka today.

'VIPs encroaching with impunity'
SAS NAGAR, Jan 30 — The local Anti-Encroachment Committee has in a representation to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, pointed out that a number of politicians of the party in power and influential persons in the township had encroached on government land in front of their houses and the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) was turning a blind eye to it.


One killed in accident at Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A resident of Colony No 5, Phoola, was killed when he was hit by a Canter near Transport Chowk, Sector 26, last night.

...and in SAS Nagar too


Chaos, encroachments at ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Missing or broken seats for waiting passengers, shopkeepers inching forward in their drive to encroach upon more and more precious space, lack of parking space, no indication in writing at important points about the various facilities.

Oil conservation run
KHARAR, Jan 30 — A run for oil conservation was organised today by the Indian Oil Corporation, Chandigarh Division Office, as part of the Oil Conservation Fortnight being observed all over the country.

Decision on ST flayed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The decision of the Chandigarh Administration to rationalise sales tax rates has come in for severe criticism from various quarters.

Homoeos’ strike continues
SAS NAGAR, Jan 30 — The strike by students of Homoeopathic Medical College, Phase 2, entered its eleventh day today. The agitating students raised slogans against the Director and Principal of the college for not redressing their grievances.

Euphoria-2000 concludes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The inter-medical college cultural contest, Euphoria-2000, being organised by Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, concluded here this evening.

College festival ends with clash
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A scuffle between students marked the concluding day of the Mosaic, the inter-college cultural festival at Dev Samaj College for women, Sector 45, here today.


HUDA asked to hand over plot
PANCHKULA, Jan 30 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority to give the allotment letter to a complainant, Mr Gurmit Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, hand over possession of a plot in Sector 25, pay Rs 10,000 for mental agony and Rs 2000 towards cost of proceedings.

SAD panel tenure case on Feb 25
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Mahender Singh, on Friday fixed February 25 for filing of replication by Punjab Legislative Assembly member Ravi Inder Singh in his suit seeking "declaration to the effect that the Shiromani Akali Dal's Working Committee had over-lived its tenure of two years and could not act anymore."


Mushaira in Multani
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — An all-India Seraiki mushaira was held at the mini auditorium of the DAV College, Sector 10, here this afternoon in which poets from different parts of the region recited their poems in the Multani language.

DD to telecast Chani's films
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — Four documentary films made by city based theatre person and the present Chairman of the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, G S Chani, and produced by his wife, Harleen Kohli, are scheduled to be telecast on DD-I on four consecutive Mondays, starting from February 21, from 11 p.m.


Seminar on drugs concludes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A two-day workshop on 'Rational Use of drugs', sponsored by the World Health Organisation, India, under the Essential Drug Programme in collaboration with the Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs concluded here today at a hotel in Sector 35.

Immunisation camp by MCC
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh organised a free immunisation camp against hepatitis-B at Janata Colony and Kumhar Colony in Sector 25 here today.


Hardeep is Mr Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The 11th Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship was held today in the auditorium of the Sector 10 DAV College. International body builder and national junior champion in the below 80 kg category, Hardeep Singh, a second-year BA student of DAV College, retained the Mr Chandigarh title.


Passport adalats planned
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — A series of Passport Lok Adalats at major district headquarters in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have been planned to redress the grievances of the applicants by the Regional Passport Office here.

... verification to be computerised

Multiple entry visa to UK for 18
CHANDIGARH, Jan 30 — The last minute cancellation of the visit by British minister of Indian origin, Mr Keith Vaz, notwithstanding, the British High Commission in New Delhi has decided to grant multiple entry gratis visas to 18 citizens of the city as part of the UK visa-related event to be held here in the first week of the next month.Top

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