Saturday, February 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Despite the rain, the verdant fields of Zirakpur beckon a herd of sheep and goats. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
Despite rain, the verdant fields of Zirakpur beckon a herd of sheep and goats. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
Sunny days cut short

PUDA allows PCOs, fax, Internet in homes
SAS NAGAR, Feb 4 — On the pattern of the Chandigarh Administration permitting the use of residential premises for running facilities like PCO’s, fax, photostat and Internet, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided to allow the same in its urban estates, subject to certain parameters.

Sector 16 hospital emergency being expanded
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — With a view to strengthening the emergency services in the Sector 16 General Hospital, expansion and modernisation of the already renovated emergency wing is going on and is likely to be completed by March.

‘I plan to make a German film on sati in Rajasthan’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — “Entertainment is not only Amitabh Bachchan or Dharmender spouting forth dialogues like ‘Tujhey Jaan Sey Maar Doonga’, but is certainly much more.

Jhuggis spread despite demolitions
PANCHKULA, Feb 4 — Encroachments by jhuggi-dwellers in the township have spread like wildfire and what is alarming is the fact that the focus of these illegal settlements has shifted from developing sectors to those already developed.
Baldev Haeussler stars in his own German film ‘Carpe-Diem’, which is based on the issue of sati and religious conversions in India.
Baldev Haeussler stars in his own German film ‘Carpe-Diem’, which is based on the issue of sati and religious conversions in India.

A case of negligence and delayed relief
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Mr Krishan Kumar Sharma, father of a 13-year-old mentally retarded child, could not have had it worse. His son, Sameer, is leading a vegetable existence after consuming a medicine believed to be of potency higher than the prescribed level.

Kalagram complex to be completed by July
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 —After hanging fire for over a decade, the prestigious Kalagram complex for the artists and the artisans at Mani Majra will be completed in July this year, according to official sources.


Sewerage system to be privatised
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 4 — The Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has decided to invite private agencies to take up the maintenance of the water supply and sewerage system of the area on a build, operate and transfer basis.

Issue allotment letters: CTCC
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee has urged the Administration to issue allotment letters to the tenement owners of Sector 38 (A,C and D) immediately.


SHO told to probe case of assault
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Jasbir Singh today directed the Station House Officer concerned to investigate into the allegations of criminal assault by Sub Inspector Dilsher Singh after registering a First Information Report.

2 bodies recovered from Sector 22
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The police has recovered two bodies from Sector 22 here today.

Held for playing Satta
PANCHKULA, Feb 4 — The CIA staff of the local police have arrested Suraj Prakash for playing satta at a public place in Bir Ghaggar. They recovered Rs 235 from his possession and Rs 130 from Kalicharan, who was playing satta near gate number 1 of Chandi Mandir.


Valentine's Day is not far away: This is what these girls selling flowers on bicycles seem to be saying at Renaissance- 2000 in the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Stress on children’s rights
KHARAR, Feb 4 — Mr Khushi Ram, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, has stressed the need of start a mass campaign to educate the people about rights of children and to take steps to stop any injustice being done towards them.


‘Adjournment sought to stall proceedings’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Opposing the plea for “long adjournment” of the appeal against the dismissal of an application for restraining Justice Kuldip Singh from acting as the World Sikh Council President, his counsel today stated that the application, being misconceived, was liable to be dismissed.

Legal literacy camp for ITI students
SAS NAGAR, Feb 4 — As many as 250 students of Industrial Training Institute in Phase 5 here, participated in a legal literacy camp organised recently by the Indian Council of Social Welfare, Punjab, in coordination with the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab.

RI for illegal sale of birds
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Convicting two persons of keeping 105 birds for sale in cages without permit or licence, the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Mr. Sant Parkash today sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides imposing a fine of Rs 500.


Artists, writers back Deepa Mehta
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4— A handful of artists, writers, lawyers, social activists and teachers gathered this afternoon at the Sector 17 Plaza to register their protests against the attack on the sets of the film ‘Water’ being made by Deepa Mehta at Varanasi.

B.N. Goswamy honoured
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Prof B N Goswamy, a distinguished art historian and a Padamshree awardee, has been awarded the Reitberg Award, instituted by the Swiss Government, for his academic achievements on the field of Indian painting.


PU don is fellow of medical academy
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — In a distinction, Prof S. K. Kulkarni from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Panjab University has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Batish is head of homoeo college
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Punjab has appointed Dr K.C Batish, one of the council members, as the administrator of the Sector 26 Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital with immediate effect.

115 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — As many as 115 students and staff members of the Sector 42 Food Craft Institute donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the institute in collaboration with the State Bank of India Attawa branch.


Sheer wastage of public money
SAS NAGAR, Feb 4—How public money is wasted and wrong planning undertaken can be seen from work in progress in front of the Cricket Stadium of the PCA here.

Sport centres for women soon
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — Chandigarh will soon have two sport centres for women, one for hockey and the other for badminton, to be managed by the Sports Authority of India in coordination with the UT Sports Department and respective associations.

Badminton tourney begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — The four-day Chandigarh State Badminton Championship was inaugurated here today by Mr M.P. Singh, IAS and Commissioner of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, himself a keen badminton player.


Aid for deceased Army men’s kin
CHANDIGARH, Feb 4 — As a welfare measure, financial assistance was extended to the next of kin of deceased Army Education Corps, personnel as well as to those who were rendered invalid out of service out of service on account of disability. Top

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