Tuesday, February 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Municipal Corporation told to tax property
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Chandigarh Administration is contemplating to hold future auction of plots, both residential and commercial, on a freehold basis.

DM reimposes ban orders
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today reimposed ban orders promulgating Section 144 of the Cr P.C. Orders have been issued for three different categories.

Police prevents Cupid from functioning
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Crushing passionate-red inflated hearts with rough ruthless hands is how Chandigarh Police today celebrated Saint Valentine’s Day.
The men-in-khaki burst bubbles of expected love on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Valentine's Day on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The men-in-khaki burst bubbles of expected love on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Valentine's Day on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
  Vehicles queue up for checking on the PU campus in Chandigarh on Monday
Vehicles queue up for checking on the PU campus in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
All a matter of heart


Colonel Gill cremated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Lt-Col Partap Singh Gill, a former Lt-Governor of Goa, who died at the Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir, near here, last night, was cremated here this afternoon.

'Do not tamper with City Museum'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — "Traditionally, temporary structures tend to become permanent as in the case of temporary buildings built during the second World War in New Delhi. Any alteration affecting the dominant features such as the floating roof of City Museum will destroy the sculpture quality of the building, regardless of the length of the period for which the British Council Library occupies it," said Mr M.N. Sharma, a former Chief Architect of Chandigarh.

2 new buildings await occupants
PANCHKULA, Feb 14 — Two buildings, one of a primary school and the other of a community centre, inaugurated amidst great fanfare at Mansa Devi in the beginning of January by the Chief Minister, wear a desolate look today.

Monkey treats self
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — It was time for ‘monkey-business’ in the residential area of Sector 15 today, where a monkey entered House number 414 and ate all eatables it could lay its hands on.


Two youths held under Arms Act
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The police here today arrested two youths under the Arms Act from the Panjab University campus.

Police fires at car thieves
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The police had to resort to firing at the occupants of a car (CHK 981) near the SAS Nagar barrier, which was stolen from Sector 17 tonight.


Machine that detects fake notes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — If fake currency has become bane of your bank, petrol station and hotel, do not worry. A Bangalore-based company — Crystal Techno Corporation — has a solution to your problems as it had come with UV Electronic 2000, a multiple detector, that can differentiate between a fake and a genuine currency notes.

UT to revise sales tax
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to revise the Uniform Sales Tax on a number of items following protests and representations from trade and other organisations over variations compared to neighbouring Punjab and Haryana.

Free gift schemes attract
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — There was an overwhelming response to various Valentine's Day events organised in the city today.

Grain market area an eyesore
LALRU, Feb 14 —The area of the local grain market is marred by the huge heaps of refuse right adjacent to the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway for the last more than 20 years.

Industry centre starts training programme
SAS NAGAR, Feb 14 — Under a programme of the Union Ministry of Industries, a five-day special training programme for the General Managers at various district industry centres in Punjab started at the District Industry Centre here today.


Roll nos. for middle exam dispatched
SAS NAGAR, Feb 14 — For the middle class examination of the Punjab School Education Board beginning March 1, the roll numbers of the regular candidates have been dispatched.

PU staff unclear on retirement age
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Uncertainty prevails among Panjab University non-teaching staff following a decision to reduce their retirement age from 62 to 60.

University teachers seek payment of arrears
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The All-India Federation of University Teachers’ Association has demanded the payment of arrears on account of pay revision in cash to the university teachers, a press release said here today.

Teacher awaits award money
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — While three school teachers who were given UT State Awards in 1999 and seven in the year 1998 are yet to receive their award money, an awardee for the year 1994 also happens to be in this queue, waiting to receive the same.

School annual day celebrated
PANCHKULA, Feb 14 — Great fanfare marked the annual-day celebrations of JPA Public School and Toddlers Club Preparatory School in Sector 10, here today.


Order recalled in PPSC Chairman’s case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Recalling an order directing the summoning of Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu through publication in a suit for recovery filed by the Life Insurance Corporation, the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division) Mr Mahender Singh, today fixed March 22 as the next date of hearing.


Kite-flying to fame
“Kite-flying taan saade khoon di ik ik boond vich hai," says internationally renowned kite-flying champion of Punjab Jaswant Singh. Hailing from Amritsar, Jaswant was recently in the city for the Basant celebrations, organised by the Environment Society of India.Hansraj Hans

Sufi at heart, pop on demand
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Hans Raj Hans, a celebrated exponent of Punjabi Sufiana music, said his latest album Chorni was doing very well and had been received well in the world of Punjabi pop music.


‘Judokas need financial security’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Two former judo Olympians — Cawas K. Billimoria of Maharashtra and Narinder Kumar of Punjab — were here for the Senior National Judo Championship, which began at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall.

Bhavna declared best
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Bhavna of Electronics and Computer Engineering Department was declared best athlete at the two-day annual athletics meet of Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10.

City players win six medals
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — City karate players won three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal in the 3rd National men and women karate Championship in sub-junior, junior and senior sections organised by the All-India Karate Federation, held at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh from February 11 to 13.


PUDA housing scheme
SAS NAGAR, Feb 14 — A middle income group housing scheme of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in Sector 66 here, which closed on February 12, has attracted 1177 applications. At least 452 houses will be allotted under the scheme.

SDO’s office being given a facelift
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The old and dusty office of the SDO, Buildings where anyone who owns property in Chandigarh has to go for work, is presently undergoing a change. It is in this office that records of all commercial and residential property of Chandigarh are stored. Top

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