Sunday, March 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A damsel appreciates chrysanthemums at the Town Park, Sector 5, Panchkula, where Spring Fest went under way on Saturday. — A Tribune photo
The colours of spring come alive

Crores of rupees fail to check slums
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Even after the Chandigarh Administration spent crores of rupees in the name of social rehabilitation of slum dwellers, who had grabbed prime land in Sector 31, the slum colony remains as it was.

Action planned against erring school
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Action is contemplated against an aided city school for blatant violations in letter of allotment and bylaws.

Is the Administration indifferent to PILs?
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — The UT authorities are apparently disinterested in public interest litigations filed before the district courts here.

ICSE paper lifted from guidebook?
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Who sets the question papers for annual examinations? Private publishers? These questions cross the mind after going through the question paper of Hindi (language) paper-1, which was given to Class X students taking the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination on March 7 here.


Bansal flays ST on petrol
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, is unhappy over the manner the Chandigarh Administration has been revising sales tax on various items “without moving for the introduction of uniform floor rate”.

Aid for World War II veteran
SAS NAGAR, March 11 — The Army authorities have come to the rescue of an 80-year-old Second World War veteran, Sepoy Bhup Singh, living in penury.

Book on Ramayana for Clinton
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — The US President, Mr Bill Clinton, has included in his reading list in preparation for his forthcoming visit to India “Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God” by Jonah Blank, says a Press release of the Penguin Books India.

Verification of servants, tenants must
SAS NAGAR, March 11 — The District Administration, Ropar, has made the verification of servants and tenants in the town compulsory. The order have been issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr G. S. Grewal under Section 144, CrPC.


Regional Manager, wife assaulted
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Mr D.K. Malhotra, Regional manager, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, today lodged a complaint with the Sector 34 police station that some unknown people allegedly forced their way into his house and physically assaulted him and his wife.

2 assaulted in city
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Two persons were assaulted and injured by unknown assailants in separate incidents in the city.

NRI attacked
SAS NAGAR, March 11 — Two armed unidentified youths attacked a non-resident Indian (NRI) at his house in Phase 3B2 here last night.

Truck-tanker collision
ZIRAKPUR, March 11 — A truck and a tanker collided head-on on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near here last night, injuring a person.

Police denies torturing suspects
SAS NAGAR, March 11 — While denying that the suspects in the theft case at the R and D complex of Swaraj Tractors were illegally detained and tortured in police custody, the Superintendent of Police, SAS Nagar, Mr B. S. Randhawa, has directed the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), SAS Nagar, Mr S. S. Gill, to investigate into the matter.

Six miscreants arrested
PANCHKULA, March 11 — The local police nabbed six persons who beat up an official of New India Insurance company, Mr Baljit Udasi, while he was on his way from Chandigarh to Pinjore late last night.


Exhibition to help rural women
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — From March 15 to 18, Arpana volunteers are organising an exhibition-cum-sale of exquisite hand-embroidered baby frocks, ladies night wear and a full range of household linen to assist rural women at Piccadilly Hotel, Sector 22, here.


Six PU students get prizes
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Works of six students of the Chemistry Department of Panjab University were picked for prizes in the special category at the 13th annual national symposium here today.

299 students awarded
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — A total of 299 students were given prizes for excelling in various academic, cultural and sport activities at the 18th annual prize-giving function of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here today.

Ms Farewell
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Priank Chhabra, a student of BA final year, was declared Ms Farewell, at the annual farewell function of the Sector 46 Government College Commerce Society held today.


A blend of dances worth remembering
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — It was a fine Odissi and Kathak dance jugalbandi between Nibedita Mohapatra and Sudeshna Maulik this evening at the Bhaskar Rao auditorium of the Pracheen Kala Kendra, presented as part of its continuing baithak programme.


New surface for CLTA courts
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Sport all over the world has been subjected to changes from time to time, whether equipment or playing surface. At the Asiad held at Delhi in 1982, astroturf was much in use and it was laid at many centres in India for hockey.

GMCH athletics meet opens
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — The two-day annual athletics meet of Government Medical College, Sector 32, began here today. It was inaugurated by Prof V.K. Kak, Director-Principal of the college and Secretary of Medical Education and Research, UT.

Sports wing of school inaugurated
PANCHKULA, March 11 — A multi-speciality sports wing in Nav Bal Nikatan Public School, Sector 12-A, here, was inaugurated today by Mr R. S. Verma, Chief Secretary, Haryana.


Jacob’s call to preserve environment
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — The Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today gave a call for launching a movement to preserve the environment.

Problems of vernacular press highlighted
CHANDIGARH, March 11 — Press in regional languages continued to grow in a big way because people better identified their problems in their own context and own language, said Prof H.S.Dilgir, a leading light in mass communication education, here today.

Seminar on social transformation
CHANDIGARH, March 11 —Globalisation in the context of information technology revolution during current times underlined a definite impact on sociology, remarked Prof Partha Mukerjee, in his address at a seminar by the Sociology Department in Panjab University here today.

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