Sunday, February 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


With the rain playing spoilsport, this bull mastiff was a picture of sadness as he was forced to remain inside his owner's car since the annual dog show which was scheduled to be held at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, was postponed to tomorrow. — Tribune photo by Gautam Singh

Air Force deprived of continuous fuel supply
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — While lackadaisical project management by Air Headquarters, the Ministry of Defence and the Indian Oil Corporation has deprived the Air Force of uninterrupted supply of aviation fuel .

Hearty bounty: love is now a harbinger of gifts. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


The issue of fake notes haunts city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Due to the problem of fake notes, members of the public are in a quandary to find out how the real notes can be distinguished from the fakes. Even as the crisis persists, fake notes continue to be circulated.
What is real in Rs 500 notes of the new series?
Business page: RBI not to ban Rs 500 notes

More rain, snow forecast
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The entire North-West continued to shiver under intense cold wave conditions for the third day today with ground temperatures plummeting by two to five degrees celsius below normal as higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and western Uttar Pradesh received fresh spells of snow during the past 24 hours.


Pamphlets confuse villagers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Villagers are confused even as Anandgarh Vikas Authority has started distributing pamphlets in villages. The 10-point notice, printed in Punjabi, promises developing the area falling under the proposed area on modern lines.


Judicial remand for JE
SAS NAGAR, Feb 12 — A junior engineer of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, who was arrested on Thursday by a team of the Punjab Vigilance while allegedly accepting bribe from the Managing Director of an educational institution, was yesterday sent to judicial custody by the Judicial Magistrate, Kharar.

Stolen car recovered
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Three constables of the local police have helped recover a black Maruti Esteem car, belonging to Mr K.K. Gupta. It was stolen by unidentified persons from Sector 22 yesterday.

2 killed in accident
PANCHKULA, Feb 12 — A Raipur Rani resident was killed along with a labourer after a car and a “half-body” truck collided on the Raipur Rani Barwala road near here, leading to the disruption of traffic.


15 Indian firms to take part in Singapore Expo
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Fifteen Indian companies from the machine tool-manufacturing and precision engineering industries will participate in MTA 2000/Manufacturing Asia 2000 as part of Singapore Expo from March 21 to 25 at Singapore.

National Productivity Day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The CED for Women Cell of Canara Bank, Chandigarh circle, along with the District Council for Child Welfare, Panchkula, today celebrated National Productivity Day.

Free hotplate service week begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The ‘free hotplate service week’ of Bharat Gas was inaugurated at Super Gas Service, Sector 35, here, by Mr S.K. Kudalsya, Regional LPG Manager-NR, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

Exhibition opens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — It was to an enthusiastic crowd that the Women Entrepreneurs' Exhibition opened today at the Young Women's Christian Association, Sector 11.


‘Civic awareness poor’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Various issues relating to the media’s role in civic awareness were discussed at a seminar on “Communication for Civic Awareness and Development” organised by the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, here today.

Recipe for resurgent India
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Mr S.S. Bhatti, former Principal of the College of Architecture, in his talk on “Recipe for Resurgent India” pointed out that Swami Vivekananda’s chief contribution was that he drew the attention of the modern youth of India to a significant task before them.

Inter-college competition results
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — A number of competitions for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh colleges were organised by the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Students present songs, dances...
PANCHKULA, Feb 12 — Songs and dances highlighted the Annual Rhyme and Singing Day of Woodlands House School in Sector 8 here today.

... display handicrafts

Souvenir on environment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — A souvenir on environment was today released by a former International Director of Lions Club International, Mr Dennis A. Greyvensten, during a seminar organised in Sector 18 here today.

Need for research agenda stressed at conference
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Extensive exchange of views by a large number of eminent experts, including professors, social scientists and heads of various social science institutions on a “National Policy for Research, Social Science and Related issues” took place during the two-day conference held at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial development here.

Annual day celebrated
LALRU, Feb 12 — Students of Golden Public School near Jharmari village, today presented an impressive cultural programme to mark the second annual day of the school.


New generation selfish, regret UK-based Indian writers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — One of the major problems of living in the West today is that the parent and child interaction is lessening by the day. Also, where the older generation, which once migrated to the West from here, desperately pines for the motherland, the new generation is only concerned about their growing individual interests.


Kids go on cycle expedition
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — As a part of its silver jubilee celebrations, a two-day cycle expedition for children has been organised by the 65 Engineer Regiment from Ambala to the Chhat Bir Zoo near here and back.

UT judo team selected
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh has selected a 15-member UT team comprising eight men and seven women to take part in the Senior National Judo Championship to be held at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall from February 14 to 16, according to Mr N.S. Thakur, General Secretary, of the association.

Court allows judo meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Less than 48 hours before the beginning of Senior Judo National Championship here, a city court today dismissed an application filed by the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh for directions to the Judo Federation of India and other defendants against going ahead "by using the name of the plaintiff's association."


Joshi’s assertion on Central staff
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The Union Human Resource Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, ruled out any move to allow Central Government employees to participate in the activities of the RSS on the lines of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

PUDA acquires 205 acres
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — Over 205 acres on the Kapurthala-Jalandhar highway in the erstwhile princely state of Kapurthala has been acquired by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for developing a new urban estate.

Department collects Rs 126 crore
DERA BASSI, Feb 12 — The Central Excise Department of Chandigarh has collected a revenue of Rs 126 crore in the current financial year which is 30 per cent more than last year's.

Mayor at your service
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, has began visiting in the BJP office in Sector 33-A every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm for redressing public grievances.Top

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