Sunday, March 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Sanjay Sikand and Ajay Jaggi negotiate a curve between Chakki-ka-Mor and Bhojnagar (Himachal Pradesh) in the first competitive leg of the SJOBA Sub-Himalayan Open Rally on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Day of courage and disappointments

Official tortured for ‘knowing misdeeds of top UT officers’
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — Mrs Anurag Goel, wife of Mr K.B. Goel, a Superintendent with the Chandigarh Administration, has filed a complaint with the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission against the torture of her husband by the local police.

Local buses in Mohali proposed
SAS NAGAR, March 18 — On public demand, the state transport authorities have mooted a proposal to run a local bus service in the town and the rural area of the SAS Nagar subdivision. As in other parts of Punjab, the route permits will be given to private individuals.


PU Syndicate defers appointments
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — The Panjab University Syndicate deferred any decision on all appointments placed on the floor of the House today.

Coins fail to bring ring in public phones
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — Anxious hands desperately bang the telephone as the mean grey machine guzzles the coin but refuses to react. Frantically replacing the hand-set, the harried commuter rushes out of the platform. He screams into the mouth-piece after feeding the hungry machine opposite the ticket counter.


Protest against beating up of villager
PANCHKULA, March 18 — Over a hundred residents of Maheshpur village in Sector 21 blocked traffic on the Ambala-Shimla Highway for almost half an hour in the morning today.

Holiday-makers rush to hills
PARWANOO, March 18 — Four consecutive holiday in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on account of festivals has turned out to be a boon for the tourism industry.

Be ready for challenges: Malik
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — The Chief of the Army Staff, General V.P. Malik, has called for a high level of operational readiness to face the challenges from across the border.

Art of Living course concludes
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — A special basic course in Art of Living for senior citizens, social workers, reformers and media personnel organised jointly by the Servants of the People Society and the Art of Living Foundation concluded at the Sector 15 Lajpat Rai Bhavan today.


One killed by truck
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — A city resident was killed after he was hit by a speeding truck in Industrial Area.

Investors duped of Rs 50 lakh
KHARAR, March 18 — The local police has registered a case against Chairman and some local employees of Incane Mutual Benefits Ltd, Kharar branch, on the charge of cheating local investors to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.


‘Analyse, but accept Budget’
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar on Budget Proposals 2000 here today. The seminar stressed that it was the responsibility of every professional to accept the duty to analyse the consequences of each policy as we should not accept everything as fate.

Amateur models in an informal chat during a fashion show held at a hotel in Sector 1, Panchkula, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Fine display by amateur models
PANCHKULA, March 18 — Twenty models sashayed down the ramp at a fashion show held at Red Bishop Tourist Complex here today.

Wide gap between revised Budget, proposals
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — In an amusing situation the proposed university budget and the revised budget by the Finance Board has a difference of over Rs 15 crore.

Polytechnic holds fashion contest
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — A fashion contest was the highlight of the 16th annual day celebrations of International Polytechnic for Women at Tagore Theatre here today.


'Reforms needed in other fields, too'
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — Reforms in the modern world should not be sought only in the economic field. Rather, the entire socio-economic fabric of the society, whether it is education, banking, environment or total institutional framework, need to be covered.

Exams — time when books beat girls
Exams — the mere mention of this word pulls us up our chairs, makes us go sniffing for notes from all possible sources and simply makes us have nightmares. This might not be the case for those who have submitted their assignments and prepared notes, but for most students it is bad news even if they have long been prepared for it.

Judge orders trial of doctors for negligence
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — Almost 10 years after a city boy, Manpreet Singh Makol, died due to alleged negligence of doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the Delhi Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.P. Garg, today transferred the case to the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Delhi, to try the doctors for causing death by rash and negligent act under Section 304-A of the IPC.


Kharar lads win
CHANDIGARH, March 18 — The Kharar Football Association defeated HSB, Banga, 4-2, in the final through a tie-breaker to lift the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Trophy in the fifth Maharaja Ranjit Singh Memorial Football Championship which concluded at Government Polytechnic at Khuni Majra, today.Top

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