Friday, March 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Servant kills lady of house; caught
Chandigarh, March 9 — The police has arrested a resident of Uttar Pradesh on a charge of the cold-blooded murder of an elderly housewife in Sector 15 here this afternoon. She was all alone in the three-storeyed home when the incident occurred.

MC takes control of cinema parking lots
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Adopting a tough posture against the powerful cinema hall owners of the city, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today took under its control the parking lots allegedly occupied illegally by the cinema owners around their respective cinemas.

The comedy of three FIRs
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Three separate cases of theft which took place on different dates and venues have one thing in common, the First Information Report (FIR). Sounds unbelievable but is true.


4 of family injured as house catches fire
DERA BASSI, March 9 — Four members of a family were admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh with burn injuries after their house in Rauni Mohalla, caught fire this morning.

Health Dept plans for summer
PANCHKULA, March 9 — With summers approaching fast, the district health authorities are accelerating preventive measures to meet health contingencies. However, they believe that lakhs of rupees to be spent on various drives would go down the drain if their action plans were not adequately complemented by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

‘Women still being exploited’
PANCHKULA, March 9 — In continuation with the Women’s Day celebrations, the staff members of Government College, Sector 1, organised a discussion on ``Role of Intellectuals in the Empowerment of Women’’ at the premises, here today.

Rs 10 lakh relief for mishap victim's kin
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Nearly one year after a city businessman died after the scooter he was riding was hit by a truck on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh Highway, a city court has awarded a compensation of Rs 10,81,250 to his widow, minor daughters and mother.

  Spectacular flower show at Chandi Mandir
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — The two-day garden and flower show organised by the Army at Chandi Mandir cantonment concluded today with prizes being distributed to winners in various categories by the President, Army Wives Welfare Association (Regional), Mrs Daulat Oberoi.

Markets flooded with water bottles
PANCHKULA, March 9 — With the approaching summer season, the markets are flooded with water bottles of all shapes and sizes in various colours and designs. Alongside, shopkeepers are busy stocking water bottles, water cans, ice tray, flasks and taking out “leftovers’’ of last time.


Held on charge of attempt to rape
Chandigarh, March 9 — The police has arrested a resident of Mauli Jagran on the charge of attempting to rape an 11-year-old here today.


Politician speakers dominate fest
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Guest speakers from the Punjab state political arena dominated the proceedings of the third day of the ongoing International Students Festival on the Panjab University campus here today.

Seminar on social transformation
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — A three-day national seminar on Transformation of Indian Society: Post-Independence Era, organised by the Department of Sociology,Panjab University, was inaugurated by Master Mohan Lal, Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, at ICSSR Complex, here today.

Plan to set up ‘friends of PU’
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — To assist Panjab University, a public charity, ‘friends of Panjab University’, is being set up by an NRE (Non-Resident Emigrate), Mr Nathu Ram. This was revealed by Mr Puri in an exclusive interview with Chandigarh Tribune.

Capsule on ‘personality development’

Importance of positive thinking stressed


Complainant ordered to pay HUDA
PANCHKULA, March 9 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum dismissed the complaint of Mr Ram Niwas Gupta, a resident of Sector 11, and ordered him to pay Rs 1000 to the Haryana Urban Development Authority towards costs within one month for “unnecessarily dragging it to get undue advantage”. However, the order added that the complainant was at liberty to approach HUDA for seeking refund of the amount deposited by him under the policy.

Garbage bins suit: notice issued
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — On a civil suit for directions to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, besides the executive engineer, for placing garbage bins 100 metres away from the residential areas, UT Civil Judge (Junior Division) Naval Kumar has issued notice for March 22.

Four sentenced for manhandling
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Four city residents, accused of being involved in the manhandling of a bailiff, were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for one year each, besides being fined Rs 1,000, by UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Baljinder Singh.

Maintain beauty of court complex: Judge
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Proceeding ex-parte against advocates Kamaljit Lamba, Malkiat Singh Jandiala and Amarjit Gujral, Civil Judge (Junior Division) Mr. K.K. Goel, today directed them not to spoil the beauty of the district court complex during the elections to the District Bar Association.


A budding young photo artist
IF you are 18 and feel that you have a photo-artistic vision, then adrenaline will be shooting through your veins, and you will quiver with excitement. The magic interplay of light and shadow will transform your world, and the most ordinary objects will look extraordinary. If you have a camera in hand and know the technique, then you can freeze that magic moment and present it to your viewers as your perception of life.

Ghazal singer captivates
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — A decent performance marked a rather sombre mood of ghazal at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today. It only lived upto expectations one would have from Ustad Salim Iqbal, an established artist from Malerkotla.

An impressive display of light and space
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — An exhibition of paintings by Ravindra Verma, both on paper and canvas, was inaugurated at the Sector 8 IndusInd Art Gallery here this evening. In all 30 paintings, including four latest, have been displayed for general public and would remain open to public till March 17.


Malaria wing yet to be shifted
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — The malaria wing is yet to be formally shifted to the Chandigarh Administration, even though the orders to transfer back the wing from the Municipal Corporation to the Administration were passed a few days back.

300 examined at free medical camp
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — More than 300 patients were examined during a free medical camp organised in the office of the Accountant-General (A and E), Punjab, Chandigarh here today. The camp was organised jointly by the Staff Welfare Society of the office of the PR A.G (A and E), Punjab and Care Health Society of Chandigarh.


'States deserve Yashwant stimulus, too'
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — The sport fraternity of India should thank Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, for granting 100 per cent tax concession to the Indian Olympic Association in the Budget.

PEC athletics meet opens
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — The 53rd annual athletics meet of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, was inaugurated at college grounds here this morning by Dr PC Kashyap, Regional Director, Sports Authority of India.

Football tourney

Guneet, Neelu win golf titles

Local boxer wins silver medal
CHANDIGARH, March 9 — Virender Kumar of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, won a silver medal at the XV National Sub-Junior Boxing Championship in New Delhi which was held from February 23 to 27. Virender, who trains at the Sector 46 Boxing Coaching Centre under Shiv Singh, won the medal in his maiden national-level meet. He participated in featherweight event in the 15-16 age group. In the final, he gave a tough fight to a Madhya Pradesh boxer. In the semi-finals, he punched out a Manipur pugilist.Top

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