Thursday, March 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


When spring is here can summer be far behind! What better way could there be to ward off the afternoon heat. Children, atop the "wooden diveboard", enjoy a cool dip in a canal near Chandigarh
When spring is here can summer be far behind! What better way could there be to ward off the afternoon heat. Children, atop a "wooden diveboard", are all set to enjoy a cool dip in a canal near Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
UT revises irrigation power rate
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to revise upwards — 300 per cent for commercial crops and 100 per cent for cereal and other crops — the rate per unit of electricity supplied for irrigation of agricultural land in the Union Territory.

Notification causes resentment
DERA BASSI, March 1 — Applicants seeking driving licences will now have to travel to Patiala following a notification by the state transport authorities, stating that the rights have been given to the MVI of the districts concerned.

Kiron back after “capturing” Berlin
CHANDIGARH, March 1— Kiron Kher has done it. Yes, this Chandigarh-born girl’s performance in hubby Anupam Kher’s debut film as producer, “Bariwali”, has won plaudits and awards at the film’s world premier during the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.

What presence of mind !
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A 10-year-old girl, Sumedha Sachdeva, saved the life of a four-year-old girl, Inyata Arora, who fell from the second floor of her house in Chandigarh recently.


No hike in petrol price, good; hike in cosmetics, bad: women
PANCHKULA, March 1 — Housewives and computer professionals have termed this year's budget as satisfactory, more so because there was a lot of talk on the expected "harsh budget'' before it was actually tabled. "Anxiety levels were high in the pre-budget days, but the end result has been contrary to expectations of a tough budget and to our liking,'' a housewife contends.

Proposed amendment of Civil Procedure Code
Ex-Judges favour it
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Contrary to the stand adopted by advocates all over the country, retired Judges believe in amending the Civil Procedure Code for “expeditious disposal of cases,” while another High Court Judge is in favour of “filling the vacancies”.
HC lawyers call off strike
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Following a letter from the Bar Council of India chairman, Mr S.K. Kaarvendhan, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association today called off nearly a week-long strike against the proposed amendments in the CPC.

Dharna over police inaction
KHARAR, March 1— A large number of local residents, including women, blocked vehicular traffic and observed dharna on the Kharar Landran road for more than two hours this afternoon and raised slogans against the police.

Poor response to CHB scheme
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The special scheme, floated by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) for the war widows, widows of the defence personnel, paramilitary and police personnel killed in the counter-insurgency operations and victims of the terrorists, has evoked a poor response.

Gill to deliver lecture
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Dr Manohar Singh Gill, Chief Election Commissioner, will deliver the annual Dr M.S. Randhawa Memorial Lecture at Punjab Kala Bhavan on March 3.

Protest meeting by villagers
SAS NAGAR, March 1 — Sarpanches and members of over 20 villages around Sohana today held a meeting to protest against the acquisition of land of Sohana, Mauli Baidwan and Lakhnour villages by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for future urbanisation of SAS Nagar.

Tribune Chief Proof Reader dead
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Mr Jaspal Singh Bhatia, Chief Proof Reader, The Tribune, died here this morning following a massive heart attack. He was 51.


Boy who bunked school found dead
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The police has recovered the body of an 11-year-old child, Satbir Singh, from a ditch adjoining the approach road to Kansal village. The child had been allegedly murdered.

13 arrested for various charges
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The police has arrested thirteen persons for various offences in the city.

Gas agency manager booked
SAS NAGAR, March 1 — The manager of a local gas agency has been booked by the police for allegedly selling underweight cooking gas cylinders of Hindustan Petroleum. The manager of the agency, Amar Gas, was arrested after a consumer, Manjit Singh of Phase 7, complained to the authorities concerned.


Resentment against tax on export earnings
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Exporters Association has resented the Union Budget proposal to impose income tax on export earnings in a phased manner.

MCC to privatise bill printing
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Continuing with its economy drive, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh proposes to privatise the printing of the water bills.

Consumer mela from March 15
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — World Consumers Day will be celebrated by the Consumers Forum, Chandigarh, on March 15 in tandem with Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation.


Human evolution and Shivaliks
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — A three-day national workshop on Human Evolution organised by the Department of Anthropology of Panjab University began here today.

Aanchal toppers given prizes
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The annual prize distribution function of Aanchal Preparatory School, Phase XI, SAS Nagar, and Sector 35, Chandigarh, was held yesterday and today, respectively.


Bigamy accused denied bail
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The bail application moved by a city resident, accused of remarrying without divorcing his first wife, was today rejected by UT Additional District and Sessions Judge Mr S. K. Goel.


Transfer of Malaria Wing hailed
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Joint Action Committee of the Malaria Wing has expressed its gratitude over the decision of Chandigarh Administration for ordering the retransfer of the wing from the Municipal Corporation to the Chandigarh Administration.


Liberhan for Vietnam meet
CHANDIGARH, Mar 1 — Tushar Liberhan, another tennis sensation of Chandigarh after Sunil Kumar (national champion), who had hit the headlines past month after winning the under-14 South East Asian Tennis Championship in Islamabad (Pakistan), added another feather to his cap today when he was picked by the International Tennis Federation for the ITF East Asian (under-14) Championships.

Nirmaljit's power unchallenged
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — Nirmaljit Singh, an international powerlifter of Chandigarh, who day before yesterday, retained the title at the National Masters Powerlifting Meet, has emerged as the undisputed powerlifting champion in this part of India.

14 kabaddi teams for Khed Mela
ZIRAKPUR, March 1 — As many as 14 international-level kabaddi teams, including six women's teams, have confirmed their entries for the Khed Mela to be organised by the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Club of Zirakpur on March 3 here.

UT baseball trials
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Baseball Association of Chandigarh will hold trials to select men and women probables for a coaching camp for the 14th Senior National Baseball Championship to be held from March 13 to 17 in Chandigarh.


APS celebrates anniversary
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Army Postal Service of the Western Command celebrated its 28th anniversary in Chandi Mandir cantonment near here today.

Sound system body’s appeal to UT
CHANDIGARH, March 1 — The Chandigarh DJS Sound System Association has urged the Chandigarh Administ-ration to streamline the implementation of orders on use of loudspeakers and DJS Systems so as to save its members from unnecessary harassment by the police.Top

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