Friday, February 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A student of the Food Crafts Institute explains
A student of the Food Crafts Institute explains mocktails to visitors at the hospitality crafts exhibition at the institute on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Rs 368 crore for expansion, land acquisition
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has earmarked Rs 368 crore in its budget for the year 2000-2001 for acquisition of land for Wariana Urban Estate at Jalandhar and for future expansion of SAS Nagar.

UT awardee teachers yet to get money
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Three UT State Awards for Schoolteachers which are given each year to teachers who fulfil the criteria laid by the District Education Officer, UT, have been duly announced for the year 1999.

Employees of the Wildlife Department manage to bring a frightened sambhar under control after tranquilising it.
Employees of the Wildlife Department manage to bring a frightened sambhar under control after tranquilising it.
Unexpected guest from the woods
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — For a female sambhar that was probably chased into the city from its natural environs in Shivalik forest this morning, its short sojourn here turned out to be painful. Scared out of the office of a Punjab Government undertaking on Madhya Marg in Sector 26 before it had opened, this "guest" from the woods ventured into Sectors 27 and 28 before it was immobilised in an accident with a bus at the intersection of sectors 27, 28, 29 and 30.

Mayor asks for separate ward panels
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Even as the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today urged the UT Administrator to constitute separate ward committees , the meetings of the committees already constituted by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh have been few.


Striking HUDA staff ready for compromise
PANCHKULA, Feb 3 — The strike of employees of the Haryana Urban Development Authority completed 38 days here today. The protesters are adamant that the chain fast will continue till their demands are met, though they have ensured that work in the office will not suffer.

Residents want causeway repaired
PAPPRI (SAS NAGAR), Feb 3 — Residents of more than half a dozen villages are demanding repair of the damaged causeway on the Kambala-Manauli road. The causeway, about 4 km from Phase XI, SAS Nagar collapsed last week.

Club takes up welfare projects
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A youth club has taken up various public welfare projects in Hussainpur village. The village, near SAS Nagar, was adopted by the Club with a strength of about 24 volunteers.


Accused declared proclaimed offender
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Nearly seven months after a city resident was injured in the Sector 34 blast, the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr A. K. Bishnoi, has declared accused Rattandeep Singh a proclaimed offender.

Gun, car of suspect recovered
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A gun and a car of one of the suspects accused in the attack on a Panchkula resident on January 28 have been recovered by the police. The .12 bore gun has been sent to the forensic laboratory to determine whether it was the same weapon that was used in the attack.

Couple receives burn injuries in jhuggi fire
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A couple received burn injuries after their jhuggi in Sector 25 caught fire here this morning. While the man received 25 per cent burn injuries, his wife had more than 50 per cent injuries. They have been admitted to the PGI.


MBE award for city hotelier
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Mr Ved P. Venayak, a Chandigarh-based hotelier settled in England, has been given a rare award of Member of British Empire (MBE) by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in December last year.

Rationalisation of ST sought
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A deputation of the Grain Market Association, Rice Dealers Association, Chandigarh-Panchkula Wholesale Khal and Cattlefeed Traders Association and Cattle and Poultry Feed Manufacturers Association met the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (Retd), today and submitted a memorandum in support of their demands.


Colleges ignore UGC letter
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — There is lack of communication between the UGC and colleges affiliated to Panjab University in providing functional records if response to a letter seeking basic information is any indication.

Literary contest results
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Punjabi Cell Language Department, Punjab, organised literary competitions for city schools at Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, from February 1 to 3.

Seminar on technical education concludes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A two-day seminar on the “Role of Technical Education in Current Industrial Scenario” concluded at the Sector 26 Central Polytechnic here today.

School celebrates kalyan diwas
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Government High School, Sector 40, today celebrated the kalyan diwas (Welfare Day) on the school campus. On the occasion, three tricycles were given to the handicapped students of the school, donated by the Sri Krishna Sharan Dharmarth Trust, Panchkula, whose trustee, Mr O S Mahajan was the chief guest of the day.

PU body to protest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Panjab University Teachers Association at a general body meeting here today announced a protest week in February against the non-acceptance of demands by the government.

Renaissance-2000 results
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — It was a vibrant day today at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, where students from different colleges could be seen playing around with colours in various activities, ranging from cartoon-making to floor painting to singing and also float-making at Renaissance- 2000.


Convicted for bounced cheque
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Convicting a city resident in a bounced cheque case, UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) A.K. Bishnoi has sentenced him to simple imprisonment for one year, besides imposing a fine of Rs 5,000.

HC lawyers go on strike
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Lawyers at the Punjab and Haryana High Court today struck work to protest against the proposed amendment in the Civil Procedure Code.

Bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The anticipatory bail application moved by city resident Harmanjot Singh Gosal in a cheating case was today dismissed by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi.

Interim bail for murder accused
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Granting interim bail to Jugraj Singh, an accused in former MLA Bachittar Singh's murder case, Mr B.S. Bedi, UT District and Sessions Judge, today asked him to surrender before the court on February 7.


AIDS-control scheme fails to impress
PANCHKULA, Feb 3 — Despite all endeavours by the Haryana AIDS Control Society(HACS), the first phase of the National AIDS Control Programme, which ended last November, has failed to yield satisfactory results. As many as 65 AIDS cases, 13 AIDS deaths and a high of 632 HIV positive cases were recorded in the state during the first phase.

PGI faculty up against Centre
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The PGI Faculty Association in its meeting held recently has decided to become a party in the ongoing case against the Union Government to protect the Bakshi Committee pay scales along with the promotion avenues offered by the government in the new package.


Awards for young shuttlers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Chandigarh Badminton Association, in order to encourage younger players, will give a cash prize of Rs 50,000 to any city player who wins the national title, while the runners-up will be given Rs 25,000.

Radhika gears up for title defence
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Five-foot-six-inch tall Radhika Tulpule of Pune, one of the most intelligent junior tennis players of the country, is here to defend her ITF junior title.

GGSC girls win PU volleyball
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball ('A' division) Championship for Women which concluded here today at the PU grounds.


Multiple entry visas for 18 residents
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — In a unique gesture, the British High Commission in New Delhi, today presented multiple entry gratis visas to 18 prominent citizens as a part of the United Kingdom visa related event held at the residence of two local lawyers - Mr Anil Malhotra and Mr Ranjit Malhotra.

Rakesh to look after Chairman’s work
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Mr Rakesh Singh, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, will look after the work of the Chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, in place of Mr Balbir Singh, an IAS officer of the UT cadre, who has been transferred and asked to report to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi for his new assignment.Top

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