Monday, February 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Marathon effort sees Anil, Pushpa through
Pushpa Devi, who won the half marathon
Pushpa Devi, who won the half marathon
Anil Kumar winning the full marathon
Anil Kumar winning the full marathon
Chaos on road as public taken unawares
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Anil Kumar of CRPF and Pushpa Devi of CISF won the full and half marathon, respectively, in the First Servo Chandigarh Marathon-2000 here today.
Kids hurt in lathi charge

Results of 121 candidates cancelled for copying
Feb 6 — The Punjab School Education Board has cancelled the results of the matric examination of 121 candidates of SLS Government Senior Secondary School, Dharowali, Gurdaspur.

PU to host international students' fest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Probably for the first time in Indian history, Panjab University will organise an international students' festival from March 7 to 10.

Basant utsav
CULTURE is a very important dimension of human development. Art is a significant facet of culture. And the act of going to a designated place is tourism. The four-day Basant Utsav (February 10-13) combines all.
The other side of the coin
THIS is in reference to Make encroachment a criminal offence, published in Chandigarh Tribune on December 27, 1999, and The evil of roadside vendors , published on January 6.

Villagers protest against Anandgarh project
MULLANPUR ( Kharar), Feb 6 — Residents of the 28 villages proposed to be acquired under the Anandgarh project today decided to form a Sangharsh Committee to launch an agitation against the project. At least five members from each of the villages would be inducted in the committee to spearhead the agitation.

Hospital employees for JAC
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — A Joint Action Committee has been constituted by the employees of the Sector 16 General Hospital to plan and steer the agitation in support of their demands.

Bridge to open for traffic soon
MANAULI SURAT (Dera Bassi), Feb 6 — "The Punjab Government will spend Rs 1.3 crore on giving the finishing touches to a bridge over the Ghaggar, near here, so that it can be opened for vehicular traffic soon," said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, while laying the foundation stone of the approaches to the bridge here today.

Manauli residents seek causeway
MANAULI (SAS Nagar), Feb 6 — The residents of Manauli village have demanded construction of a causeway along the phirni of the village as the sewer flows through the residential area. Residents also have to literally walk through the sewer water to cross the village.

Charnjit SinghAbandoning engineering for singing
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Having abandoned his career in engineering, Charnjit Singh in pursuit of his passion for singing, has come out with an audio cassette, Chhodo zamane ko.

Professor’s death mourned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Former head of the English Department at the local DAV College Prof Ramesh Chandra’s demise on February 3 has sent shock waves among his admirers, a press release said here today.


Shopkeeper robbed, beaten up
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 6 — Three youths allegedly broke into a general store in the Zirakpur market on Saturday night, beat up the shopkeeper and robbed him of Rs 12,000 cash. The victim has been admitted to Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, with head injuries.

Pedestrian killed in road mishap near SAS Nagar barrier
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — An unidentified pedestrian was killed on the spot when he was hit by a vehicle near the SAS Nagar barrier last night.


Silver jubilee reunion
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The Panjab University Alumni Association elected its office-bearers at the general body meeting held at University Business School on the occasion of silver jubilee reunion 2000 here today. Members of the class of 1975 were the guests of honour.

Fined contractor’s tender accepted
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Due to shortage of safai karamcharis in the Municipal Corporation office of the Medical Officer Health for the past three years, the work of cleaning parts of the city is being given on contract through tenders.

Roof-top restaurant opens today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, will inaugurate a Chinese restaurant, Magic Wok, in the new block of Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 here tomorrow.

LIC's new loan scheme
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — LIC Housing Finance Limited has announced a "sampurna griha" scheme for the "existing borrowers" to purchase computers, television sets, music systems, airconditioners, washing machines, microwave ovens and furniture.

Rail mela opens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — A two-day rail mela was inaugurated by the Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala Division, Mr Vijay Kumar, here yesterday.

No drinking water for 10 days
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Over 200 entrepreneurs of the motor workshop complex in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, have complained of scarcity of drinking water for the past over 10 days.


Seminar on nationalism
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — A nationalist ideology is fabricated, designed and possibly created as cultural nationalism by movements of intellectuals in Asian and African countries, Dr Rumina Sethi, an expert in feminism and nationalism in literary theory, said while chairing a seminar on Nationalism: Issues of Current Interest organised by the Panjab University Teachers Association, in collaboration with the ICSSR, North Zone, at ICSSR Complex, PU, here yesterday.

'Media used to fight cultural wars'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The monthly meeting of the Sahit Chintan, Chandigarh, was held this morning at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16. It was attended by film and theatre experts.


Lawyers against Act amendments
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The proposed amendments to the Advocates Act by the Law Commission received severe criticism at a seminar organised by the local unit of the All-India Lawyers' Union here today.

Bar threat on court opening
PANCHKULA, Feb 6 — The District Bar Association has demanded an early decision on the opening and functioning of Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge at the court complex, failing which they would be forced to begin an indefinite chain-hunger strike.

HUDA ordered to pay Rs 50,000
PANCHKULA, Feb 6 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority to pay Rs 50,000 for the escalation of costs and delayed possession of a plot in Sonepat and pay Rs 2000 towards the cost of proceedings to Mr Aseem Chibber, a resident of Chandigarh.

Sapinder’s deposition
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Former Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh’s assassination case continued yesterday with prosecution witness Sapinder Singh stating that he did not know accused Jagtar Singh Hawara.


Skaters arrive from Shimla
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 —Thirty skaters from Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh skated from Shimla to Chandigarh as part of the National Adventure Festival, which concluded here today.

Geeta, Parneeta win doubles crown
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Geeta Aggarwal, an employee of the Food Corporation of India, and Parneeta, justified their top seeding when they beat Saroj Chaudhary and Bhavna in two straight games, 15-6, 15-7, to capture the women's doubles title on the penultimate day of the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall today.


IFS probationers visit Sukhomajri
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — A total of 32 Indian Forest Service probationers today visited the Sukhomajri project at Sukhomajri in Haryana and later the Chhatbir zoo to study the conservation work being done here and the forestry available in the area.

PUDA reserves land for govt staff
SAS NAGAR, Feb 6 — At least 35 per cent of the land for cooperative house building societies in urban estates of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has been fixed for the societies of the Punjab Government Employees. In the earlier policy on allotment of land for cooperative housing societies, there was no provision of reservation for different categories of societies.Top

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | In Spotlight |
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
119 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |