Tuesday, February 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Fire Brigade personnel retrieve the body of one of the three labourers who were buried alive following the caving in of earth at the site of a showroom under construction in Sector 8 of Chandigarh on Monday
Fire Brigade personnel retrieve the body of one of the three labourers who were buried alive following the caving in of earth at the site of a showroom under construction in Sector 8 of Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Three die as earth caves in

This City Museum building with a roof with divergent angles will remain untouched now as the British Council has decided to set up its state-of-the-art library in a private building.
This City Museum building with a roof with divergent angles will remain untouched now as the British Council has decided to set up its state-of-the-art library in a private building. — A Tribune photograph
British library to be housed in private building
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — A state-of-the-art British Council Library with special information counters for students, businessmen and tourists is all set to become functional by the middle of May this year not at the Sector 10 City Museum but in a private building on Madhya Marg in Sector 8 here.
Earlier story: Decision on British Council Library stirs hornet's nest


Zirakpur to have health consultants
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 28 — The Zirakpur nagar panchayat has decided to appoint public health consultants to plan and put into effect water supply and sewerage system in the area.

Census exercise to be computerised
SAS NAGAR, Feb 28 — The house listing exercise in the town and its peripheral areas for census 2001 is expected to commence within two months. The initial exercise of preparing the village and town directory has already been completed.

‘Smart cards’ by April 15
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The much-awaited futuristic scheme of the UT Registering and Licensing Authority to provide ‘smart cards’ that will store all information about registered vehicles, owner’s driving licence and challans in a computer chip, is scheduled to start by April 15.

When the heart beats faster and the mouth goes dry
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — It’s just that time of the year again when the heart beats faster than ever before, the mouth goes dry, the hands sweat, the hours of the day seem to shorten in span, dreams consist of ogre-like-teachers, and parents turn demanding and sterner than ever before.


‘Canteens a threat to lives of lawyers, litigants’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Only “readymade” food would be sold to maintain cleanliness. This was decided when an agreement was signed between the District Bar Association and the contractors of the make-shift canteens within the Sector 17 district courts complex.

CPM flays project
KHARAR, Feb 28 — Prof Balwant Singh, State Secretary of the CPM in Punjab, has said that residents of 28 villages of the Kharar tehsil where the Punjab Government wanted to set up the new city of Anandgarh, should not be misled by the government’s propaganda that they would be given compensation for the land acquired in one instalment and at market rates.

Road, water delay functioning of polyclinic
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Even though the building to accommodate the expansion of the Sector 45 dispensary into a polyclinic is ready, it has not become functional due to lack of a proper approach road and a water connection.

Police prepares stranger rolls
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The police, as part of its preventive policing policy, has prepared the stranger rolls of 750 persons. A two-day special drive in this context concluded today.

Encroachments, filth, crime abound
PANCHKULA, Feb 28 — Unauthorised extension of villages in Panchkula is continuing alarmingly. Over 12 villages and colonies in the township account for more than 40,000 of the total population. Almost every village and colony has extended from its permissible limits and has been violating the bylaws.


Girl found in unconscious state
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The police today found a four-year-old girl in an unconscious condition near the jungle adjacent to the causeway in the Industrial Area here this afternoon.

Charged with giving false information
KHARAR, Feb 28 — The local police on Monday filed a complaint against Jaswinder Kaur, of Rora village under Section 182 of the IPC for giving false information to the police in the court of Ms Neelam Arora, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate.


MCC panel to allot tender for cement supply
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The special meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today decided to allot tender for the supply of 15,000 bags of ordinary portland cement for the central store.


National Science Day celebrations conclude
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The three-day National Science Day celebrations held at Panjab University concluded here today with a prize distribution function.

Importance of robotics emphasised
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation celebrated the National Science Day today by throwing open its laboratories to the general public.

Distinction for students
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Rohit Sud, a student of Class V of St. John's High School, Chandigarh, has been awarded a High Distinction in Mathematics and Science and Distinction in English by the Educational Testing Centre of the University of New South Wales, Australia.


Four get RI in case of burglary
PANCHKULA, Feb 28 — Holding the four accused guilty of committing burglary in the house of journalist Tribhuvan Nath, injuring his two daughters and robbing them of their valuables, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, today sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for seven years each and a fine of Rs 2,000 each.

8 hurt in accident
PANCHKULA, Feb 28 — As many as eight persons, including the driver of a Haryana Roadways bus (HR-03-0728), were injured when it collided with a truck near the Nursery Chowk (Sector 11 and 15 chowk) here this evening.

Ex-minister granted bail
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Former Haryana minister Om Parkash Jain, who was also a director of Shri Vardhman Overseas Limited, was today granted bail in two bounce cheque cases after being fined Rs 200 each by UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Mahander Singh.

HC lawyers extend strike
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Lawyers at the Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended the strike to protest against the amendment in the Civil Procedure Code and the Advocates' Act.


Oral health care goals listed
PANCHKULA, Feb 28 — The President of the Indian Dental Association, Dr Hari Prakash, said the motto of Oral Health Care for All by the Year 2010 had been adopted at the open session of the association held in New Delhi, with the aim of improving oral hygiene of both urban and rural population.

Meeting to discuss medical education
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Measures to review and improve medical education in India will be discussed at the third meeting of a committee, constituted under the GOMCO Research Foundation, on March 3.


Want sponsors, be practical
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Sport-event sponsorships seem to be absent despite the presence of willing sponsors like various multinationals.

AG Haryana win team TT title
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — The Accountant General (Audit) Haryana, Chandigarh, won the team championship on the penultimate day of the North Zone (IA and AD) Table Tennis Championship at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today. In the final played today, AG (Haryana) beat AG (UP) Allahabad, 3-0.


Decks cleared for fire station
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Decks have been cleared for the construction of the eighth fire station in Chandigarh. To be constructed over about 1.5 acres in Mani Majra, near the Chandigarh-Kalka highway, the fire station will have three garages, an administrative block, a duty room and a store.

Administration violated own rules during Festival of Gardens
For three days, there was a mela-like atmosphere in and around Rose Garden and Shanti Kunj in Chandigarh. People not only from the city but also from Panchkula, Mohali and adjoining villages had thronged the garden for the Festival of Gardens

New power plant for city proposed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 28 — Chandigarh has now proposed to establish a 120 MW gas-based captive power generation unit at Kishangarh. The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), had discussions on of the issue with the Union Power Minister, Mr P. Kumaramangalam, in New Delhi at the Power Ministers Conference.


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