Saturday, March 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Petrol costlier by Rs 1.75 a litre in city from today
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to exempt diesel from any further hike in sales tax but raised it to 12 per cent on petrol making it costlier by Rs 1.75 a litre. The revised rates will become effective from tomorrow.

AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal, S. Krishnaswamy, inspects a MiG-27 engine during his visit to the MiG 23/27 TETTRA School at Air Force high ground near Chandigarh on Friday.
AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal, S. Krishnaswamy, inspects a MiG-27 engine during his visit to the MiG 23/27 TETTRA School at Air Force high ground near Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
AOC-in-C inspects aircraft system simulator
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy visited MiG 23/27 TETTRA School at the Air Force High Grounds near here today.
Himalayan Eagles celebrations on

Summons issued to Raj Babbar
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — On an application moved by the author of martyr Udham Singh’s biography, the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi today directed the issuance of summons to cine star Raj Babbar and other respondents for May 3.

Telecom Department bungles
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Telecom Department has disconnected the phone of a local resident in a typically high handed manner that smacks of red-tapism and an uncaring attitude towards the subscribers.


Ex-JCO, 2 others tortured
Rorkee Pukhta (Kharar), March 10 — The already maligned image of the Punjab Police suffered another blot when two ex-servicemen and a Nepali national were allegedly tortured by the SAS Nagar police in connection with a case of theft at a SAS Nagar-based tractor manufacturing unit.

RPF chief open to suggestions
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Mr M.L. Meena, in an unprecedented gesture, asked for grievances, if any, from both employers and employees.


Roads to Maloya in shambles
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Himachal Maloya Niwasi Sudhar Sabha has urged the Commissioner of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to look into the long-standing problems of the residents of Maloya in general and the sabha in particular.

Tibetans observe uprising day
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The 41st Tibetan National Uprising Day was observed by members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and the Tibetan Freedom Movement in the city here today. On this day in 1959, Tibetans had risen up against the Chinese occupation.

Spring fest begins today
PANCHKULA, March 10 — A colourful welcome to spring is on the cards with the Haryana Urban Development Authority pitching in to make the 14th Annual Spring Festival a kaleidoscope of flowers, fragrances, fun and frolic. The festival gets underway at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow in the Sector 5 Town Park here.



Police to keep eye on servants
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The beat staff in the city have been told to keep a sharp eye on the movements of servants, especially those employed by elderly couples who live alone.

2 held for not informing about their stay
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The police has arrested Abdul Jager and Wareed Ahmad, residents of Jammu and Kashmir, on charges of not intimating about their stay here with their respective police station.


60 entrepreneurs take part in camp
SAS NAGAR, March 10 — To make the local entrepreneurs aware about the policy and procedure followed by the Directorate General of Supply and Disposal to make purchases on behalf its various departments, the Ludhiana branch of the Small Industries Services Institute of the Union Industries Ministry organised a one- day vendor development programme in coordination with the Mohali Industries Association here today.


School staff to get pay by cheque
DERA BASSI, March 10 — From the next month, employees of government schools would be paid their salaries by cheques and not in cash, said Mr S. S. Sidhu, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, while addressing a meeting of government officials here today.

Youth fest ends with contests galore
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Karnataka University, Dharwad, was declared the over-all best in the musical contests at the International Youth Festival which concluded in Panjab University here today.The second place was secured by MG University, Kottayam.
India enchants foreign students

'Evaluation of papers has changed'
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — A five-day workshop on the 'Evaluation of literature' at the post-graduate level concluded in the English Department, Panjab University, a press note said here today.


N.K. Nanda re-elected bar body chief
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Defeating his rival by margin of 151 votes, Mr N.K. Nanda was today re-elected as the President of the District Bar Association. While 561 votes were polled in his favour, Mr Amar Singh Chahal got 410 votes.

E1-Zee TV restrained
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Restraining El-Zee Television from stopping Zee Cinema’s signal to the plaintiffs, UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ms Paramvir Nijjar, has issued notice to the respondents for May 5.

Case against Judge to come up on March 22
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The case against Bathinda Civil Judge M.S. Walia will come up for consideration on framing of charges before UT Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Mr. S.S. Lamba, on March 22.

Personal bail, surety bonds forfeited
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Summoning a UT Sub Inspector through non-bailable warrants for being “absent without intimation” in a criminal intimidation case, UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H.S. Madaan has directed the forfeiting of his personal bail and surety bonds.


PGI bodies to take up pending issues
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Various important pending issues will be taken up when the Governing Body and Institute Body of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research meet under the chairmanship of the Union Health Minister, Mr N.T. Shanmugham, in New Delhi on March 15.

PU nod for GMCH on PG courses
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — The Panjab University Syndicate at its meeting held last month granted permission to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, for starting post-graduate courses in general surgery, anaesthesiology, ophthalmology and pathology.

170 donate blood
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — As many as 170 staff members and students of the Sector 26 Central Polytechnic donated blood at a camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Shivalik in collaboration with the polytechnic on the college campus. It was inaugurated by Mr S. L. Sapra, Principal.


PU lifters return gold-rich
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Panjab University’s weightlifting, powerlifting (men and women) and bestphysique contest (men) teams returned with a rich haul of medals won at the recently concluded All-India Inter-University Championships organised by Punjabi University, Patiala, at Anandpur Sahib from March 4 to 8.

Kavita, Vikram win 200-m races
CHANDIGARH, March 10 — Kavita Sabharwal and Vikram won the 200-m events in the girls’ and boys’ sections respectively, on the second day of the Annual Athletics Meet of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, at the college grounds today.Top

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