Wednesday, March 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women have scaled new heights, and are ahead of men in several fields. But isn’t this height a bit too much?
March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women have scaled new heights, and are ahead of men in several fields. But isn’t this height a bit too much? — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

PUDA issues new guidelines for land transfer
SAS NAGAR, March 7 — A new set of guidelines regarding transfer of plots and issuing of no-objection certificates for sale of plots have been issued by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

Flower festival from March 11
PANCHKULA, March 7 — The Town Park in Sector 5 is being spruced up for the 14th Spring Fest-Flower Festival scheduled to be held on March 11 and 12 which promises to be a colourful affair with the HUDA trying to pack fun and frolic, competitions and entertainment in the two days.


Foreigner’s body exhumed
KHARAR, March 7 — The grave of an unidentified foreign national who died on the night of October 15 last year, was dug by a team from the Canadian Embassy today to ascertain whether the deceased was a missing Canadian citizen or not.

City boy is “Best Debut Director”
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — A local youth, Mr Jasjit Singh, son of Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Punjab Finance Minister, has won the award of “Best Debut Director” of India at the 14th Indian Academy of Advertising Film awards for excellence in advertising film production announced in Mumbai recently.

Bus rolls down khud, 13 hurt
PARWANOO, March 7 — A private bus, carrying a marriage party, rolled down about 100 feet into a khud today, leaving 13 persons injured.


Entries invited for Prem Bhatia scholarships
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust has started accepting applications for the Prem Bhatia memorial scholarships for 2000.

Ditching dates, breaking promises
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Damsels, evasive beaux — trampling sturdy assurances of tender passion under high-heel ankle boots — are dumping hearts in trash cans of their lives, relentlessly.

No playfields for children here
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — There are a few areas like multistorey flats in Modern Housing Complex where no proper playfield for children exists. The Municipal Corporation dustbins occupy the centre of the park.

Scribes from Bhopal meet Governor
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — A group of journalists from Bhopal yesterday called on the Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).

Rotary team calls on Mayor
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — A five-member delegation of the Rotary district 7090 from the USA and Canada today called on the Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi.


Gill posted as DSP, Mohali
SAS NAGAR, March 7 — After a gap of over four years a Deputy Superintendent of Police has been posted in the town. The DSP, Mr S.S. Gill, has been posted in addition to the Superintendent of Police, SAS Nagar, Mr B.S.Randhawa. He will report to Mr Randhawa.

Girl killed by car; boy commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — A 10-year-old girl was killed by an unidentified car, while an 18-year-old boy committed suicide here today.

Rape charge against Siti Channel employee
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — An employee of the local Siti Channel was charged with criminal intimidation and rape by a Mauli Jagran resident today.

Rathore orders arrest of cop
PANCHKULA, March 7—The Director General of Police, Mr SPS Rathore, ordered the arrest of a police personnel, Bajinder Singh, who had come to the open darbar held at the Police Headquarters, Sector 6, to seek redressal of his grievances.

MC removes encroachments
DERA BASSI, March 7 — As many as eight shacks on the municipal land adjacent to the Ramlila Ground were removed by the Municipal Council authorities here today.


NFL staff lodge protest
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — The members of the Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions and the Officers Associations of the National Fertilisers Limited today lodged their protest against the disinvestment of 51 per cent equity in the NFL.

Changing perspectives of womanhood
PANCHKULA, March 7 — Purposeful values and an onslaught on subservience and dependence, portrays the changing perspectives of womanhood today. A gigantic belief in one’s strengths towards the much focussed and pre-determined objectives, was the innate philosophy behind the success, reiterated by scores of ‘women entrepreneurs’ in the township who divulged their views a day prior to the Women’s Day.


Prizes, college colours for students
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — As many as 275 students were awarded academic prizes and 62 others presented college colours for their outstanding achievements in sports and cultural spheres during the 31st annual prize distribution function of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 today.

Best Athlete prize for Sunil
PANCHKULA, March 7— The prize for the “Best Athlete” went to Sunil Kumar, a student of BA I, and Ms Parveen, a student of BA III, in the boys’ and girls’ category, respectively, at a prize distribution function of the Government College, Sector 1, held at the premises, here today. Over 40 other students were given prizes for sports events.

Roll numbers despatched
SAS NAGAR, March 7 — The Punjab School Education Board has despatched the roll numbers of candidates appearing in the matriculation and senior secondary level examination commencing on March 13 and 18, respectively.

International students’ festival begins
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — The three-day International Students Festival, SINM (Students in the New Millenium) — Ensuring Non-violence got underway on the Panjab University campus today with representatives of other countries joining their Indian counterparts in a cultural procession from Students' Centre to Gymnasium Hall.


HC lawyers go on indefinite strike
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today went on an indefinite strike to express solidarity with their Delhi counterparts who had been on strike for the past several days to protest against the police brutality on February 24 when they were taking out a “peaceful” procession.

‘Plaintiffs have no locus standi'
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Seeking directions for rejecting the complaint against the handing over of Divali gifts by the State of Punjab, Finance Minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh has stated that the plaintiffs “have no locus standi to file the present suit”.

Court of ADSJ inaugurated
PANCHKULA, March 7—The court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge was inaugurated at the judicial complex in Sector 1, here today, by Mr Surinder Singh, District Judge, Ambala, while Justice J.L. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is also the inspecting judge for the district courts in the township, presided over the inaugural function. ADJ Darshan Singh took charge at the function.

Provision store owner sentenced
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Holding a Sector 45 provision store owner guilty of selling food articles without licence after exposing them to “dust and flies”, UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today sentenced him to imprisonment till the rising of the court, besides imposing a fine of Rs 500.

In custody for forging ticket
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — An Amritsar district resident, accused of forging the number on a lottery ticket, was yesterday remanded to police custody till March 7 by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Parkash.


Works of art at photo show
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Admirers of photography had the opportunity of seeing excellent works of photography by nine members of the Photographic Association of Dumdum and an equal number of prominent photo-artists of the region at Punjab Kala Bhavan here from March 4 to 7.

Streetplay highlights status of women
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — On the eve of the International Women’s Day today, Ahsaas, a non-government organisation, organised a street play and released a poster highlighting the status of women in society and urging women to assert and fight for their rights at the Sector 17 Plaza.

A play of colour and brush strokes
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — For most art lovers it comes as a great relief to view a painting exhibition which cannot be confined to something that has either a ‘meaning’ or a ‘purpose’, beyond the fact that it exists for us to have a look at and enjoy. And this is precisely what artist Brij’s exhibition of painting is all about, which opened today at the Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University.

Photo exhibition concludes
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — A four-day exhibition by the Photographic Association of Dumdum, supported by many photo artists of the region, concluded at Punjab Kala Bhavan here today.

Special Baisakhi programme
CHANDIGARH, March 7 — Top Punjabi singers, including Jaspinder Narula, Bali Brahmbhat, Dilraj Kaur, Reecha Sharma, Mohammad Siddique, Parminder Sandhu, Suman Dutta, Ajay deol, Jagtar Jagga, Puran Shah Koti, Puran Chand Wadali, Ashok Masti, Sukhi Brar and Rajinder Mohani, will participate in a special Baisakhi programme being presented by Mister Entertainment in collaboration with Cindeep of Mumbai on the Lashkara channel. Top

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