Wednesday, February 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Polling suspended for three hours
PANCHKULA, Feb 22 — Polling remained suspended at five polling stations for over three hours at the polling complex in Government High School, Sector 17, here today, after a clash between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party factions, in which four persons, including two women, sustained injuries.

Contempt of court likely against UT Administration
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Chandigarh Administration, is likely to be held responsible for the contempt of court as it has delayed the payment of arrears to the government college lecturers, working on contract basis, for over three-months-and-a-half.
Lecturers' revenge

House robbed in Sector 38
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — An unidentified person scaled the back wall of a Sector 38 house and decamped with cash and other valuables after tying and gagging a housewife.

Amit Dogra points out to the cupboard which was ransacked after an unidentified robbber tied up his mother and decamped with valuables in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Amit Dogra points out to the cupboard which was ransacked after an unidentified robber tied up his mother and decamped with valuables in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Massive anti-encroachment drive planned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is all set to launch a massive anti-encroachment drive after giving residents and shopkeepers an opportunity to remove “unauthorised structures and hedges” from road berms and clear corridors of shopping centres within a month on their own.


Equipment gather dust in exchange
MULLANPUR GARIBDASS, Feb 22 — Government property worth thousands of rupees is gathering dust for more than seven months at the Mullanpur telephone exchange due to the laxity of the authorities concerned in providing sufficient space.

Ujjal Dosanjh congratulated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The local chapter of the International Punjabi Society has congratulated Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier-elect of British Columbia province in Canada, on his achievement.

Pamphlets on new town criticised
TIRA (Kharar), Feb 22 — The Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee has criticised the announcements made through pamphlets distributed among the villagers regarding the proposed Anandgarh township, fearing uprooting of the local villagers at a rally here today.


Trespass case against SI
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A case of criminal trespass and intimidation was registered against a Sub-Inspector of the police here today. Further investigations will be carried out by the CIA branch.

Drive against drinking on
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — As many as five persons were booked by the police in the ongoing drive to check the consumption of liquor at public places and other offences in the city. Besides, two women and a man were charged with wandering under mysterious circumstances in Dhanas.

Cyclist run over and killed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A cyclist was run over and killed by a bus near the Sector 21 and 34 dividing road here today.


Phones on demand by March 31
SAS NAGAR, Feb 22 — Telephones in the town will be available on demand by March 31 and all the pending 1,100 applications for new connections will be cleared by then. This was disclosed by Mr Kushwant Rai, Area Manager of the Telecom Department, at a consumer grievances redress camp organised by the Consumers Protection Forum in Phase X here today.

Widow pension under EPS up
DERA BASSI, Feb 22 — A seminar on the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 was organised at an industrial unit here yesterday.

Black grapes, oranges dear
SAS NAGAR, Feb 22 — Priced at Rs 50 a kg, black grapes remained the dearest item in the local market today. Few days back, the item was being sold at Rs 60 a kg. The other variety of the fruit was available at Rs 50 kg.

Scouts and Guides Day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Scouts and guides of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, celebrated Lord Baden Powell's 193rd birth anniversary here today. Their enthusiasm for community service was evident from the attractive stalls of self-prepared eatables.

School building unsafe for students
SAS NAGAR, Feb 22 — A recent incident of plaster falling off the ceiling of a class room in Government High School at Landran village, near here, has thrown up several questions about the safety of the students and the teaching staff.
Guides of Government High School, Kumbra, SAS Nagar, present a group song at the Scouts and Guides Day celebrations on the school premises on Tuesday.
Guides of Government High School, Kumbra, SAS Nagar, present a group song at the Scouts and Guides Day celebrations on the school premises on Tuesday.

Cultural programme organised
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A cultural programme — Sham Sandhuri 2000 — was presented at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here by the Shingar Kala Manch and the AIM Group today.

Map quiz tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — As part of the National Science Day-2000 celebrations, the Survey of India will organise a map quiz on February 24 at its regional headquarters in Sector 32.

Experts outline 'border' issues
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Traditional ideas of exclusive territory were being challenged by the diverging processes of globalisation, said Dr Anssi Passi of the Department of Geography of the University of Oulu in Finland.


Bail denied in assault case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A city resident, accused of being involved in the Panjab University assault case in which a the right eye of a student of the Department of Law was damaged with a broken baseball bat, was denied bail by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel.

Cheating accused denied bail
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi, yesterday rejected the bail applications moved by a sub-divisional officer and an overseer in a cheating case.

Notices on IT to wine contractors quashed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice N.K. Sud allowed a bench of writ petitions filed by wine contractors from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and quashed the notices issued to them by the Excise and Taxation Department, for payment of income tax at 10 per cent on the licence fee, which totals over Rs 1,500 crore in the two states and union territory.

Civil Judge's bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Bathinda Civil Judge M.S. Walia's application, seeking interim bail for "remaining" with his wife during her surgery, was today dismissed by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Mr S.S. Lamba.

Haryana official granted bail
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — An official of the Printing and Stationery Department of Haryana, facing allegations of causing a loss of over Rs 7 lakh after allegedly conniving with another accused, was yesterday granted bail by UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H.S. Madaan.

Notice to Admn on stall allotment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — On a civil suit challenging the allotment of stalls within a radius of 200 m from the two entrances of Rose Garden during the Festival of Gardens, a city court today issued notice to the UT Administration and other defendants for February 24.


Mohan Bhatt to perform in city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The first Indian musician to win the Grammy award, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, would perform at the Government College for Boys, Sector 11, here on February 26.


Medical check up camp
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A free medical check up camp was organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Khuda Alisher, here today.

Gravity of AIDS issue highlighted
PANCHKULA, Feb 22 — The second day of the state-level orientation workshop on targeted intervention for non-government organisations highlighted the gravity of the issue and the increasingly vital role of the NGOs towards curtailing the menace.

‘Need to curb infant mortality’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — A two-day workshop to generate awareness about reproductive child health programme began here at the Sector 22 polyclinic today.

MCC claims fall in malaria
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Claiming a decline of 72 per cent in malaria cases here as compared to 1998, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh yesterday stated that a "definite strategy" had been formulated to combat the spread of diseases in the city.


Vinod helps GCC win
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Vinod Binta scored 35 runs and took three wickets for 14 runs, helping Godrej Cricket Club beat Punjab Civil Secretariat by 47 runs in the inaugural Jaspal Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at Kharar near here today.


Juvenile Advisory Board recast
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the Juvenile Advisory Board to advise the Department of Social Welfare on the matters relating to the establishment and maintenance of education, training and rehabilitation of neglected and delinquent juveniles and to make coordination among the various official and non-official agencies in the union territory.

DD programmes from city kendra soon
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — The Chandigarh Kendra of Doordarshan will start transmitting its programmes this year, says Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP.

MC ban on projects in undeveloped areas
SAS NAGAR, Feb 22 — The Administrator of the local Municipal Council, Mr O.P.Popli, has imposed a ban on executing projects in the areas which are yet to be developed. The directives were issued after the Administrator found that a foot path was being laid in an undeveloped part of the Industrial Area here.Top

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