Wednesday, March 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Jacob expresses concern over rising crime in city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The UT Administrator, Lt Gen J. F. R. Jacob (retd), expressed his concern at the rising number of thefts and burglaries in the city, besides the need for setting up an elaborate organised parking system for the city.

An excited and animated set of 'new' students attend a night school, a scheme that got underway on Tuesday evening at the Government High School, Sector 25, Chandigarh
An excited and animated set of 'new' students attend a night school, a scheme that got underway on Tuesday evening at the Government High School, Sector 25, Chandigarh. — Tribune photograph by Pankaj Sharma
Night school begins functioning
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The first in the series of night schools, which the Education Department, UT, had announced for the slum children of the city, began this evening at the Government High School, Sector 25. This school would be run by Mr Vineet Khanna’s Youth Technical Training Society, a NGO.

70 posts of teacher vacant in PEC
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Nearly 70 out of about 150 regular teaching posts are lying vacant in Punjab Engineering College, placing a question mark on its academic stature.

City residents welcome hike in defence outlay
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Among the Budget proposals presented by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, city residents have appreciated an increase in the defence outlay by nearly Rs 13,000 crore and the fact there will be no additional burden of income tax, while the industry is happy over the move to simplify excise duty structure and sops offered to fast moving information technology sector.


Meet the first ‘leap kids’ of the millennium
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Except for the excitement over the new arrival, there is nothing special about the day for them. In fact, a majority of the mothers who gave birth in hospitals of the city today are oblivious of the fact that their little ones have stepped into this world on the first leap year of this millennium.

Cops at the receiving end
PANCHKULA, Feb 29 — The going got tough for the police personnel posted at the Sector 10 police post and residing in the three booths of the market place when the Haryana Urban Development Authority broke down the only wall that was separating them from the market place and has deprived them of any privacy at all.

Nullah water eroding farm land
MAULI BAIDWAN (SAS NAGAR), Feb 29 — A nullah carrying the sullage of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar has become a bane for the inhabitants of this village. Several acres of agricultural land of the village have been eroded by the nullah water during the monsoon season.

Woman seeks help for ailing son
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — A woman has been running from pillar to post to get kidneys for her son. She is hoping that some good samaritan will come forward to give her son a new lease of life.


MC clerk yet to be held
SAS NAGAR, Feb 29 — A senior clerk of the local municipal council, Amrit Lal, who was booked on Thursday for allegedly using derogatory language against his colleague, Avtar Singh Kalsi, a Dalit, is yet to be arrested by the police.

1 held for smuggling
LALRU, Feb 29 — The police arrested a resident of Jatvasi Majri village in Ludhiana for allegedly smuggling 4 kg opium at a naka near Mirpur village yesterday.

Punjab Govt employee falls to death
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — A Punjab Government employee fell to his death from the roof of his residence in Sector 41 here today.


Over 2,000 residents file returns
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Over 2,000 city residents, fulfilling one of the six criteria, filed their returns on the last day on Form 2C at the Central Revenue Building in Sector 17 here today.

Shopkeepers stage dharna
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Shopkeepers of the Janata Rehri Market today sat on a dharna and blocked traffic for over one hour outside the office of the Municipal Corporation in Mani Majra in protest against the alleged harassment by the enforcement staff.


50 foreign students for festival
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — More than 50 students from abroad have confirmed their participation in the forthcoming international youth festival to be held in Panjab University from March 7 to 10.

UGC grant for PU colleges
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The University Grants Commission has sanctioned Rs 43,96,560 for extra-curricular activities in colleges affiliated to Panjab University.

Psychology tests
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The Department of Psychology, Government College, Sector 46, organised an exhibition- cum -demonstration on psychological tests and experiments here today.


HC lawyers extend strike for one more day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association in a resolution today decided to extend the strike up to March 1.

Jerath’s plea disposed of
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Disposing of an application by former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath seeking the supply of certain documents, UT District and Sessions Judge B.S. Bedi has held that the applicant is not entitled to receive the same as the prosecution “has not relied upon them”.

Blast case hearing on March 22
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The Sector 34 blast case will come up before UT Additional District and Sessions Judge S.K. Goel for arguments on framing of charges against two accused on March 22.

Relief for family of deceased employee
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Nearly three-and-a-half years after a government employee succumbed to his injuries in a road accident, UT Additional District and Sessions Judge S.K. Goel has granted a compensation of Rs 6.2 lakh to his family.

Shopkeeper convicted
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — A Sector 21 shopkeeper, accused of selling pulses, salt, flour and other commodities, without licence, was today convicted and sentenced to imprisonment till the rising of the court by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Prakash.

Navrang 2000 exhibition
PANCHKULA, Feb 29—A painting exhibition Navrang 2000 with works of 32 local artists on display will be inaugurated at Swastik Vihar on March 2. The exhibition is being held by the Artists Association of Panchkula in collaboration with the All-India Arts and Crafts Society and the North Zone Cultural Centre.

Exhibition of talent and creativity begins today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — A serious attempt to represent one’s talent and creativity on canvas would go on display tomorrow at the Art Folio Gallery, Sector 9, which would exhibit a group show of five young and upcoming artists from Delhi.
A group show of paintings by Delhi's four upcoming artists on display at the Art Folio, Sector 9, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
A group show of paintings by Delhi's four upcoming artists on display at the Art Folio, Sector 9, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Eye-catching paper sculptures
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — A flying fish, a hanging man, a comfortable chair underneath a shady tree and huge pointing finger towards the sky. These are some highly engaging and provocative figures that can be found at exhibition of paper sculptures outside the College Gallery of the Government Art College, Sector 10.


Seminar on healthy ageing
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Panjab University, organised a seminar on healthy ageing in association with the HelpAge India at ICSSR complex, PU, here today.

A.S. Grewal dead
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Mr A.S Grewal, Secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab state branch, died of Cancer at America.


Easy for Barkha; Joginder fights to win
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Joginder Bisht and Barkha K.C., both of AG (Delhi 'A'), in the men's and women's sections, respectively, won the singles titles on the concluding day of the North Zone (Indian Audit and Account Department) Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall today.

College annual sport meet results
DERA BASSI, Feb 29 — The 23rd annual sport meet of Government Degree College concluded here today.

Monica honoured at Nagpur ball badminton meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Monika Panjla, a first-year commerce student of the Sector 45 Dev Samaj College for Women, was declared the best upcoming player of the tournament at the recently concluded 45th National Ball Badminton Championship at Nagpur on February 27.Top

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