Thursday, February 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


The day was sunny on Wednesday. But during a brief period in the morning, the clouds formed a veil around the sun. The rays fought the clouds. The result: a massive human form over the City Beautiful. This photo was taken by Karam Singh.
The day was sunny on Wednesday. But during a brief period in the morning, the clouds formed a veil around the sun. The rays fought the clouds. The result: a massive human form over the City Beautiful. This photo was taken by Karam Singh.

City to have sewage treatment plant
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The city will have a five million gallons a day sewage treatment plant at Raipur Kalan village. This was cleared by the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh that met here this evening.

Computer calls candidates’ bluff
SAS NAGAR, Feb 16 — A scandal in which candidates had been cheating the Punjab School Education Board authorities over the years by filling more than one application form for the same examination of the board has been unearthed this year — courtesy the use of computers.

VSNL package lures net users
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The ongoing competition in slashing of Internet tariffs in Chandigarh is hotting up.


Accused seeks FIR against SI
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Accusing UT Sub-Inspector D.S. Chandel of fabricating record in the jailbreak case, accused Jaspal Singh Dhillon, in a complaint before a city court, today stated that 24 ladoos, allegedly containing explosives, were displayed during a press conference in June, 1998, while only 11 ladoos were later produced before the trial court.

Teachers abstain from classes, students suffer
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Nearly 300 part-time diploma students of the local Central Polytechnic are suffering as teachers continue to abstain from classes since February 1.


Conclave consecrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Conclave Yadavindra No: 448 was consecrated here today by Mr Timothy John Lewis and Mr Christopher Francis Stanes, two senior officers of Grand conclave of England, who had come from London for this ceremony.

Homoeos’ strike
SAS NAGAR, Feb 16 — The strike by the students of the local homoeopathic institute in Phase 2 here entered its 28th day today. The agitating students gave a memorandum of demands to the Subdivisional Magistrate.


Three brothers booked
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 —- A case under Section 420, read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, has been registered against three brothers on the complaint of their fourth brother at the Sector 17 police station.


Exchange offers, discounts are here again
SAS NAGAR, Feb 16 — Even summer is a few months away companies manufacturing different cooling gadgets are giving special exchange offers and discounts to the consumers. Eye-catching ads announcing the gift schemes on refrigerators and airconditioners have started appearing in newspapers.


Indian culture impresses visitors
PANCHKULA, Feb 16 — The vast melting pot of Indian society has blended five Americans in its own culture and given them an Indian ‘colour’ and identity. They are enjoying every bit of the attention they are getting.

Teacher hurt as ceiling falls
SAS NAGAR, Feb 16 — Students of a class in Government High School at Landhran had a miraculous escape when a portion of a ceiling of one of the rooms in the school building gave in today.

Course on research methodology
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — A two-day orientation course on research methodology for research students of Panjab University concluded here today. The course was organised by the Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, PU.

Foundation stone of school laid
DERA BASSI, Feb 16 — The Shivalik Bharati Education Society of Chandigarh laid the foundation stone of its Shiv Mandir Shivalik Bharati Public School in Mubarikpur, 2 km from here, today.

Function to promote Sanskrit
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — To promote national awareness on the use of Sanskrit a function was organised under the aegis of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Chandi Mandir, today. An aura of the Vedic atmosphere prevailed during the celebrations of Sanskrit Year 1999-2000.


Bar poll war hots up
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The battle of advocates is on before the final war for supremacy. The District Bar Association elections are three weeks away, but handouts have already been circulated and announcements affixed on dingy pillars of concrete.

Shopkeeper jailed for adulteration
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Holding a Burail village shopkeeper guilty of keeping insect-infected besan, the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash today sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides imposing a fine of Rs 2,000.

Blast case committed to Sessions Court
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Sector 34 blast case trudged ahead with the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr A.K. Bishnoi, today committing it to the Sessions Court for trial. The case will now come up on February 29.

Paintings on humanity
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — An exhibition of paintings in oil and acrylics by Saru Rana, a student of Arts College, opened at Punjab Kala Bhavan here yesterday. It was her first exhibition.

One-yr RI for van driver
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — A Sector 24 resident, accused of injuring a scooterist, has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides being fined Rs 500, by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Baljinder Singh.


Female education key to check population
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — A majority of health and population experts in the city are of the opinion that it is sheer lack of political will and soft policies of successive governments which have led to an alarming rise in population growth.


Trials on Feb 22, 23
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — Sports Authority of India, Sports Training centre, sector 18, will hold selection trials in athletics, hockey and volleyball in the age group of 14 to 19 years on February 22 and 23.


Garden inauguration on February 25
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Sector 23 Bulbous Garden will be inaugurated on the opening day of the three-day Festival of Gardens to be held here from February 25 to 27.

Half day holiday in Punjab offices
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — The Punjab Government has declared a public holiday on February 17 for the second half in its offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions in Chandigarh

Administrator’s Advisory Council constituted..
CHANDIGARH, Feb 16 — A 60-member Administrator’s Advisory Council has been constituted for the Union Territory of Chandigarh for a period of two years.

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