Saturday, March 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Coal that has been off-loaded at Chandigarh. The Railways are asking Rs 80 lakh as penalty for overloading.
Coal that has been off-loaded at Chandigarh. The Railways are asking Rs 80 lakh as penalty for overloading. — A Tribune photograph

Tonnes of coal dumped at railway station
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — In the past 30 days the railway authorities in the region have laid their hands on a major racket in over-loading of wagons carrying coal from the North East.

Premium liquor, beer to cost more in city
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — Premium liquor — that presently sells between Rs 300 and Rs 500 per bottle — and beer will cost more in the city, under the new excise policy formulated for the next financial year commencing from April 1.

Kids choose Holi 'material' in Sector 7, Panchkula, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Kids choose Holi 'material' in Sector 7, Panchkula, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Children stockpiling Holi ‘arsenal’ Holi round the corner; air abuzz with excitement


Chandigarh is not a city for the disabled
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — Chandigarh, an experiment in Urban Planning and Development, has been least friendly, if not hostile, to people with physical disabilities.

PUDA allows transfer of property
SAS NAGAR, March 17 — In a major decision, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has allowed transfer of the property in its urban estates irrespective of whether construction had been raised on the plots. Earlier, the transfer was allowed in case of vacant plots.


He matches Corbusier in stature
It must have been a rude shock for Mr M.N. Sharma, the first Indian Chief Architect in erstwhile Punjab and Chandigarh, who was associated with Le Corbusier and other architects, to see Chandigarh, after his assignments abroad, in a utter state of neglect.

Regional Institute of English to be computerised
“LANGUAGES can never be locked up. They have to reach out to people. And so the main emphasis of the institute would now be on the teacher-training task-oriented learning”, says Ms Brinder Aulakh Anand, the recently appointed Director of the Regional Institute of English, Sector 32.

Unhygienic conditions in Panchkula’s Sector 12
PANCHKULA, March 17 —Despite perpetual representations made by residents and sector welfare associations to ensure clean and hygienic surroundings in the area, especially near the Railla village in Sector 12, the Haryana Urban Development Authority has turned a deaf ear to their problems.


DC’s wife injured in accident
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The wife of the Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner was injured after a car crashed into her vehicle at the Sector 17 / 9 light point last night.

2 held for stealing wheels of cars
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The police has arrested two youths of the city on the charge of stealing wheels of cars from the city and Panchkula. Six wheels of cars were recovered from them, while a car fixed with a red light used for the crime was impounded.

Case against Sector 15 resident
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The police has registered a case against the wife of a Sector 15 resident who was found hanging from a tree in the jungle area falling in the area of the North police station.

Cop names two for poll violence
PANCHKULA, March 17 — The police has registered a case in yesterday's poll violence at Abheypur on the complaint of Constable Om Prakash who was beaten up by agitated supporters of a candidate contesting against the post of sarpanch.


City investors becoming wiser
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The people of the city are becoming investment savvy and less emphasis is being laid on investing in two of their favourite things in the past — land and gold.

Shopkeepers meet DSP
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The Shopkeepers Welfare Association held a meeting with the DSP, Mr Vijay Pal Singh at a dharamshala yesterday.


Exams and tension
IT is exam time and there is tension all around. Little children detest the word, teenagers dread it and adults push the former to extremes of perseverance under the garb of “study, study and you will shine in life”.


Consumer forum orders compensation
PANCHKULA, March 17 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal forum has ordered the Department of Posts and Telegraphs to pay Rs 1000 for mental agony and harassment and Rs 500 towards costs of proceeding to Mr S.P. Singh, a resident of Sector 2, for deficiency of service.

SC’s judgement may adversely affect accused: lawyers
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — Supreme Court of India’s judgement, stating there is no legal requirement for the trial court to pass an order specifying the reason as to why the court has opted to frame charge, may adversely affect the interest of the accused, believe advocates.


Haryanvi film release on May 5
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — Laado, perhaps the first Haryanvi presentation of the National Film Development Corporation, is scheduled for release on May 5. This was announced in a press conference here today.


SJOBA rally to be flagged off today
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The SJOBA 2000 Thunderbolt Sub Himalayan Rally will be flagged off tomorrow morning from St John's High School, Sector 26. This was disclosed by Mr Y. Saboo, President of the St John's Old Boys Association.

Mountain bikers battle forest course
CHANDIGARH, March 17 — The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association organised the Hero Chandigarh Mountain Bike Championships today at the forest area near Panjab University grounds where more than 100 cyclists participated. Top

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