Monday, February 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Man shot at, robbed of 3.35 lakh
PANCHKULA, Feb 13 — Barely 48 hours after a servant was found murdered in Sector 4 here, a commission agent was seriously injured and robbed of Rs 3,35,000 this morning in Sector 9 in the town when two armed assailants fired three shots, one of which hit him in a thigh, before escaping with the booty in a white Maruti car.

The terrace of this City Museum with a roof of divergent angles will be enclosed by steel and glass glazing to make room for the British Council Library in Chandigarh.— A Tribune photograph
The terrace of this City Museum with a roof of divergent angles will be enclosed by steel and glass glazing to make room for the British Council Library in Chandigarh.— A Tribune photograph
Decision on British Council Library stirs hornet's nest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Jinxed more than once since the inception of its idea nearly five years ago, the British Council Library, though approved to be set up on the top floor and terrace of the City Museum for the time being, would not be the same as planned earlier.
What architects have to say?
Admn's viewpoint

Special fee imposed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — At the fag end of the current academic session of Panjab University, colleges have been asked to deposit special fees for the College Dean Development office. The fee was approved by the Syndicate early last year.
A Great Dane quenches its thirst from mineral water bottle at the dog show held at Leisure valley, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
A Great Dane quenches its thirst from a mineral water bottle at the dog show held in Leisure valley, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Council reconstituted
THE Administrator’s Advisory Council has been reconstituted. The previous council had last met in January last year. Since then none of various Advisory Committees of the Chandigarh Administration has held a meeting.
A project bound to fail
Once again the Punjab Government has embarked on an ambitious project, which, based on past records, is bound to fail. It will end up as another slum like Mohali and will contribute to a massive urban sprawl.

Club holds mass marriages
PANCHKULA, Feb 13 — Twelve couples tied the knot at mass marriages organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Plaza at Aggarwal Bhavan in Sector 16, here today.

Jhuggis mushroom on private land
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 13 — Thousands of unauthorised jhuggis have mushroomed on private land of Lohgarh village for the past five years. The jhuggis have spread rapidly till Bishangarh village, within one kilometre.

Anti-Anandgarh panel to meet CM
KHARAR, Feb 13 — The Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, which has been formed by the residents of 28 villages of Kharar block to oppose the setting up of the new city of Anandgarh, has decided to meet the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, soon before finalising any agitation against the proposal of the government.

Nice time for senior citizens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — It was a day for fun and laughter for senior citizens of the city who participated in a picnic organised by the Rotaract Club, Chandigarh, near the grounds of the Rotary Vocational Centre, Sector 18, here today.


Theft in Sector 37 house
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Mr Karamjit Singh, a resident of Sector 37, in a complaint with the police alleged that someone stole his video camera, two gold bangles, $ 80 and Rs 2,500 from his house yesterday afternoon.

THAT: A young girl seems to be telling her friend on the eve of Valentine Day in Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Subhash Patialvi
YOU TAKE THIS AND I TAKE THAT: A young girl seems to be telling her friend on the eve of Valentine Day in Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Subhash Patialvi
Boom in flower sales
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The city florists never had it so good. With the residents turning flower conscious and presenting flowers on every conceivable occasion becoming a routine affair, the florists are having a boom time. In fact, it is a big business if the mushrooming of florist shops during the past one year is any indication.
Gifts await couples
Time for trauma, nostalgia

Business school team wins quiz
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The team of Arun Mittal, Ashish Jain and Saurabh Sehgal from University Business School won the business quiz organised by Mastermind, an MBA preparatory school, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Computer centre opened
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The karROX Technologies, an institute in high-end computer training and certification, opened its centre in the city yesterday. The centre was inaugurated by Mr Rakesh Singh, Finance Secretary.


Water discussed at seminar
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The Panjab University Teachers Association organised a seminar on freedom of expression and expression of freedom in the ICSSR complex here today.

Constitution review disfavoured
SAS NAGAR, Feb 13 — An attempt by the BJP-led government to review the Constitution to make changes in its basic features is against its democratic and secular tenor.

50 scripts for neo-literates
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — About 50 scripts were prepared in the form of dialogues, stories, poems, songs and one-act plays during the four-day writers’ workshop for neo-literates concluded in the ICSSR complex, Panjab University, here on Friday.

‘Gandhi relevant for all times’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The biggest threat in the modern times was financial power and not political, said Prof Joginder Kaushal, a leading educationist, in a discussion on Africa — a sleeping giant, organised by Yuvsatta here today.

First-ever reunion at Dagshai school
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — A new chapter was added to the history of the Army Public School, Dagshai, when the first ever reunion was convened at the school premises yesterday.


Notice issued in Kid case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — On Deputy Superintendent of Police S. S. Grewal and Sub-Inspector Amarjit Singh's bail applications in Kulwinder Singh Kid murder case, UT Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge for CBI cases S. S. Lamba yesterday issued notice to the state for February 21.


Plea to set up Punjab heritage museum
SAS NAGAR, Feb 13 — The Environment and Heritage Society of Punjab has sought setting up of a Punjab heritage museum and a heritage park in this town to give the place a distinctive identity.

Poor display of good exhibits
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The three-day all-India exhibition, organised by a group called Avantika, opened at Punjab Kala Bhavan here yesterday.


Brave warriors of cancer tell their tale
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Cancer is no longer the end of the road for it is curable. The deadly disease can be overcome with the help of advanced medical care, early diagnosis and the will to never give up.

Camp for handicapped
PANCHKULA, Feb 13 — Saket Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped and Rehabilitation Centre, Chandi Mandir and Panchkula, will organise an identification-cum-measurement camp for the orthopaedically handicapped, Dr Rakesh Jhalani, said here recently.


Sport is dad's play
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Are sportsmen fathers good at moulding their children to become champions? The performances of Yuveraj Singh and Reetinder Sodhi at the World Youth Cup in Colombo amply prove it.

Tushar wins tennis tourney
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Tushar Liberhan of St John's High School, Sector 26, won the South East Asia Tennis Championship of International Tennis Federation, which concluded in Islamabad on February 12. He beat Tousef Chima of Pakistan in the final 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.


Decks for MH automation cleared
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — With decks being cleared for the automation of Western Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, it will be the first military hospital in the country to computerise its functioning and administration.

English drives drivers mad
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Candidates appearing for the written test for the recruitment of drivers by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, yesterday, expressed resentment on the issue that the question paper was set only in English.Top

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