Monday, February 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


M A I N   N E W S

Aishwarya, Sanjay win Filmfare awards

MUMBAI, Feb 13 (PTI) — Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s blockbuster “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” walked away with eight awards, including that for the best film, best director and best Actress, while Amitabh Bachchan was adjudged as the superstar of the millennium at the 45th “Filmfare” awards function here tonight.

Sanjay Dutt was chosen as the Best Actor for his performance in “Vaastav”, while Aishwarya Rai got the best actress award for “Taal” and “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”.

Subhash Ghai’s “Taal” bagged six awards, followed by John Mathew Matthen’s “Sarfarosh” with four awards.

Life-Time Achievement Awards were presented to Vinod Khanna and Hema Malini.

The critics award for the best film was bagged by “Sarfarosh” and that for the Best Actor and actress by Manoj Bajpai (“Shool”) and Tabu (“Hu Tu Tu”) respectively.

A.R. Rehman got the Best Music Director award for “Taal”, while Anand Bakshi got the Best Lyricist award.

Anil Kapoor was the Best Supporting Actor (“Taal”) and Sushmita Sen the Best Supporting Actress (“Biwi No.1”).

Govinda got the award for the best actor in a comic role for “Haseena Man Jayeegi”.

The Best Newcomer award went to Rahul Khanna for his role in “Earth”.



Partap Singh Gill dead
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Lt Col Partap Singh Gill, a former Lieut-Governor of Goa, died at the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, tonight.

He was admitted to the hospital after he complained of angina pain.

He is survived by his wife and two sons Dr M.S. Gill, Election Chief Commissioner, and Maj-Gen Himmat Singh Gill, Chairman of Chandigarh Sahit Academy.

The cremation will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Sector 25 cremation gound.


Tiger flees zoo, kills man

BHUBANESWAR, Feb 13 (PTI) — Terror struck the Nandankanan zoological park when a Royal Bengal Tiger escaped from its enclosure and killed a man this morning.

Officials, who rushed to the park, tranquilised the animal.

It was not immediately clear as to how the tiger escaped.

Zoo workers said the animal came out of its enclosure and pounced upon a person of a nearby village. The person was using the route on way to a temple,

The tiger sat near the body till he was tranquilised. The tranquilised animal was then shifted to the intensive care unit of the zoo where it is recovering.

A senior official said the circumstances in which the tiger came out of the enclosure and killed the man was being investigated.

Soon after the incident people belonging to the village of the deceased demonstrated before the zoo demanding compensation.

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