Friday, February 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Way to a girl's heart is through flowers! The triumphant smile on pretty faces captured by Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajan during the Flower Day celebrations at Panjab University on Thursday is a testimony to this effect.
Way to a girl's heart is through flowers! The triumphant smile on pretty faces captured by Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajan during the Flower Day celebrations at Panjab University on Thursday is a testimony to this effect.
Love messages sent on ‘Flower’s Day’

Current going against power project ?
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The initial enthusiasm notwithstanding, the proposed 120-MW captive power generation unit at Kishengarh appears to be slipping out of the priority list of the Chandigarh Administration.

Court to speed up cases of senior citizens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Responding to a call given by the Chief Justice of India, Dr Adarsh Sein Anand, judicial officers at the Sector 17 District Courts have urged the 65 plus litigants to inform the court about the cases they are involved in for early disposal.


Bail pleas of doctor couple rejected
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The anticipatory bail applications moved by a doctor couple, accused of causing death during abortion, were today rejected by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi.

Bid to rob lawyer in Sector 24
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Three unidentified youths attempted to rob a city lawyer at gunpoint at his house in Sector 24-D here today.


Rain prolongs chilly conditions...
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The city and its surrounding areas received a heavy rainfall in the evening hours as winter rains prolonged the chilly conditions. While snow fall was reported from neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, the plains of Punjab and Haryana were also lashed by rain.

...showers misery in villages

Stage set for mass marriages
PANCHKULA, Feb 10 — The stage is set for mass marriages which will be organised on February 13 at the Aggarwal Bhawan in Sector 16 and the arrangements are being given the final touches before the `baratis’ finally arrive.

Ru-Ba-Ru with candidates
PANCHKULA, Feb 10 — An interaction with the Independent candidates in the fray for the Kalka Assembly seat, titled Ru-Ba-Ru, was organised by the District Press Club, here today.

Congress panel submits memorandum
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Members of the Block Congress Committee, Mani Majra, today submitted a memorandum of the demands of the people of the town to the UT Administrator.


Two flee with scooter
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Two unidentified youths fled with the scooter of an employee of a Sector 20 firm. The scooter had Rs 20,000 in its dicky.

3 killed in mishap
KHARAR, Feb 10 — Three persons were killed, while another was seriously injured when a Tata Sumo struck a tree near Daon Majra village on the Kharar-Kurali road today.

Youths take away gold chains
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Three car-borne persons, reportedly, fled away after cheating a Sector 44 goldsmith of three gold chains late yesterday evening.

Power theft rife in colony
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Even after more than two years of allotment of dwelling units by the Chandigarh Administration at Mauli Jagran, a majority of beneficiaries continue to pilfer power from the distribution system of the Union Territory Electricity Department.

Police officers to get special tasks
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — All officers, including the Senior Superintendent of Police, will be assigned special tasks in addition to their present assignments in various parts of the city from Saturday.

Members of the Business India Group Employees Union protest in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Business India Group Employees Union protest in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Media group men hold protest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Members of the Business India Group Employees Union protested outside Parade Ground in Sector 17 while as the Outside Inside mega show was being inaugurated by the UT Adviser here today.

Benefits sought for industry
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Various industries’ associations, while demanding the abolition of first-point sales tax on the items used only by the industry, have urged the Chandigarh Administration to grant certain benefits to the industry.

Students flay strike
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The strike of teachers of the Chandigarh Polytechnic College, Sector 26, was condemned by part-time students of the institute, here at a meeting.

Non-teaching staff hold rally
SAS NAGAR, Feb 10 — A rally was organised by the Punjab School Education Board (Non-Teaching) Employees Association on the board premises in Phase VIII here today in support of its demands.


Fasting lawyer hospitalised
PANCHKULA, Feb 10 — Even as the strike by members of the District Bar Council entered its fourth day here today, Mr Satish Kadian who has been on fast since the beginning of the strike was shifted to General Hospital, Sector 6, following a deterioration in his condition in the evening.


I have been offered lead roles in films: Mann
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Harbhajan Mann, an exponent of Punjabi pop of “Oye-Hoye” fame, has been offered lead roles in a couple of films following the success of “Husn Jawaani Malomaal”, his debutant song in “Papa Di Great”.

Comedy of Terrors impresses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 —A praiseworthy performance of a Hindi adaptation of the play of an Italian Nobel Prize winner Comedy of Terrors was the highlight of a show organised by the Yavnika theatre group here today.

Trees planted to mark Basant
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — To mark Basant Panchami, a Spring Tree Plantation Campaign was organised in the premises of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, by the Environment Society of India and the State Bank of India, Sector 12, Chandigarh, here today.

Painting exhibition
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — A painting exhibition by Vikas Dogra, a first year student of the local Arts College, has been put up in Art Folio, Sector 9, Chandigarh, today.


American doctors repair 'broken' hearts
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Hold your heart! For cardiologists working at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will now offer the technique of Radio Frequency Cathether Ablation (RFA) to patients having abnormally rapid heartbeats.

Types of drug reactions discussed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Various types of adverse drug reactions and methods used for monitoring these reactions were highlighted by Dr P. Pandhi in her talk on the fourth day of the ongoing national workshop on clinical pharmacology.

Painting project for handicapped kids
PANCHKULA, Feb 10 — A painting and drawing project for the handicapped children of Saket Hospital, Chandi Mandir, was inagurated by Mr Arun Sharma, district governor of the Rotary today. The project is being funded by the Rotary Club of Panchkula and an instructor has beeen hired for the same.


Sport meet inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The Annual Indoor Sport Meet of Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, was inaugurated today at 'B' block of the hospital by Prof V.K. Kak, Secretary Medical Education and Research of the UT Administration.


Six deer released in forest; monkeys in line
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — It was just a coincidence. The Department of Wildlife of the Chandigarh Administration captured a monkey on one hand and released some spotted deer in the forests today.

Birmingham Mayor visits city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Mr Ian McArdle, Mayor of Birmingham, accompanied by a delegation, called on the Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at Punjab Raj Bhavan yesterday.Top

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