Thursday, February 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



A blend of beauty and comedy
Phir bhi dil hai Chandigarhian
Zirakpur takes up beautification projects
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 2 — Under its development programme, the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has taken up various projects.

Azhar, Yuvraj main stars at Ranji tie
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin and at least four members of the World Youth Cup champion Indian cricket team will be the star attractions of the Punjab-Hyderabad Ranji Trophy cricket encounter starting at the PCA Stadium at SAS Nagar on February 5.

PU suspends 250 for copying
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 —Approximately 250 students of Panjab University have been suspended from university education for a period of two years following their conviction in unfair means cases during the previous annual examination.



Family gets Rs 37.71 lakh relief
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — Nearly five years after the General Manager, Marketing, Punjab Wireless System Limited, Rajpal Pal Singh Johal died after an oil tanker rammed into the car he was driving on the last day of his sojourn in Assam, UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B. S. Bedi, has awarded a compensation of Rs 37,71,000, perhaps the highest so far, to the widow, minor children and parents of the deceased.

Tribune staff vow to work with zeal
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The 119th anniversary of the Tribune group of newspapers was celebrated here today with all employees making a resolve to take the institution ahead by meeting new challenges with redoubled vigour and enthusiasm.


Uma Bharati, Dixit for Khalsa march
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, former Union Minister Uma Bharati and former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana are some of the dignitaries who will take part in the fourth Khalsa march to be taken out from Gurdwara Gursagar Sahib, near Lake, in Chandigarh to Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib in Abchal Nagar in Nanded (Maharashtra), according to a press note of the Shiromani Sant Khalsa International Foundation, which is organising the march.

Fast planned over reservation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 —The Aarakshan Samapti Abhiyan Sanukta Sansthan Manch will organise a two-day fast in Delhi, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Jaipur and Lucknow on February 26 and 27 in support of its demand for ending the caste-based reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

Causeway near Phase XI collapses
PAPPRI (SAS Nagar), Feb 2 — With the caving in of yet another causeway near Pappri village, problems of the villagers in the area have doubled. The causeway constructed on the sewer nullah, about 4 km from Phase XI, SAS Nagar, collapsed on Saturday evening while a truck was crossing it.


Impostors rob house
PANCHKULA, Feb 2 — Three persons, posing as salesmen, robbed a house in Sector 4 leading to a loss of nearly Rs 25,000 in cash and jewellery. Sixteen-year-old Gaurav was alone at home when the robbers struck.

Man booked in fraud case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The police has registered a case against a resident of Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, for getting a registration deed of a plot done fraudulently.

The Chief of the Staff, Western Command, Lieut-Gen B.S. Malik (centre), interacts with the Director of Military Farms, Western Command, Col P.K. Tikoo (left), and other officers on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the Corps of Military Farms in Chandi Mandir on Wednesday.
The Chief of the Staff, Western Command, Lieut-Gen B.S. Malik (centre), interacts with the Director of Military Farms, Western Command, Col P.K. Tikoo (left), and other officers on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the Corps of Military Farms in Chandi Mandir on Wednesday.

111th Corps Day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The Corps of Military Farms celebrated its 111th Corps Day at Western Command Headquarters, Chandi Mandir near here today. To mark the occasion, a social get-together was organised, where the Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lt Gen B S Malik, was the chief guest.

Illegal structures demolished
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today demolished 10 illegal structures in the New Indira Colony in Mani Majra.


Meeting on Anandgarh project soon
KHARAR, Feb 2 — A meeting of all political parties of Punjab and the state Governor will be held soon regarding the proposed new city of Anandgarh near here and to discuss the reported opposition to the project by villagers.


Scheme for school sites
SAS NAGAR, Feb 2 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority will allot sites to educational institutions for nursery, primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools at subsidised rates at its urban estates in SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda and Patiala.

Students educated on traffic rules
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — As part of the ongoing traffic awareness fortnight an exhibition-cum-interaction programme was held at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here today.


Bail plea hearing today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The bail application of Sunil Behl, who had been posing himself as the Vice-President, of the World Bank, and his wife Savita, will come up before Mr Justice N.K. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court tomorrow.

Bar panel call to members
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The Sector 17 District Court Bar Association has asked all members to abstain from work tomorrow “in view of the call given by the Bar Council” against the proposed amendment of the Civil Procedure Code.


New kid on Punjabi pop scene
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — He is a new kid on the Punjabi pop music block. Meet Kulbir, an upcoming singer on the pop scene, whose “Ja ja ve” music video from his debut album — “Tenun nachdi vekh ke” is on the countdown shows of almost all major channels.

Renaissance 2000 brings forth creativity of students
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The four day Art Fest — Renaissance 2000 — which began at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, today has brought to the fore the creativity and artistic expression of students from various streams. The event which has been organised after a gap of seven years, is mainly a youth-oriented celebration.

Tempting delicacies tickle taste buds
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The aroma greets you even before you enter the Sector 42 Food Crafts Institute. And even if you cannot savour the castles of cakes, six-foot puddings and yummy pies, displayed during Hospitality Crafts Exhibition 2000, which began today, the sight itself is a treat.


PU athletics meet opens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 2 — The 40th Annual Athletics Meet of the Panjab University campus was held here today. It was inaugurated by Mr V.K. Bansal, Dean Students Welfare. Prizes were distributed by Prof Ashok Saini, Dean University Instruction.Top

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