Wednesday, March 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A giant rabbit forms the gateway to Karsun's Kids Karnival which opens at Parade Ground, Chandigarh on Thursday.
A giant rabbit forms the gateway to Karsun's Kids Karnival which opens at Parade Ground, Chandigarh on Thursday.

Bid to rob LIC office in Phase II
SAS NAGAR, March 21 — Burglars, high on liquor, made an unsuccessful robbery attempt at the office of the Life Insurance Corporation in Phase II here late last night. They escaped in a Fiat car, leaving behind a chest containing over Rs 2 lakh after alert residents of the area raised the alarm.

Bindra, Mann given clean chit
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — Permitting the closure of a criminal case pertaining to the transfer of government land by the Sports Department to the Punjab Cricket Association, UT District and Sessions Judge B.S. Bedi has also directed the return of “relevant” documents “subject to the result of revision, appeal if any”.

This is how Holi was celebrated at the water-feature section of Funcity, near Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

  Woman consumes poison, dies
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The demon of dowry has snuffed out another life in its prime. Poonam, a resident of Sector 19, breathed her last in the PGI after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance at the house of her in-laws in Mani Majra.

Government land cleared of encroachments
SAS NAGAR, March 21 — Government land valued at over Rs 15 crore in Sector 69 was cleared of encroachments by the enforcement wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in a seven-hour long drive here today. The land acquired by PUDA had been earmarked for residential use.


Chill in the air
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — Overcast conditions accompanied by strong winds made city residents feel a bit uncomfortable. The local meteorological office explained that western disturbances over northern Pakistan were leading to the moisture build-up in this region.

‘Bring killers to book’
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The massacre of 35 Sikhs in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir has come in for severe condemnation by local units of various political parties and other organisations.

Sectors 55 residents seek withdrawal of notices
CHANDIGARH, March 21— Residents of Sector 55, who have been issued notices by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to demolish their illegal structures, have demanded the withdrawal of the notices.

A dull Holi in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, March 21 — The festival of Holi was a dull affair in the town as the usual scene of youngsters on mobikes and four-wheelers with blaring music systems was missing. The roads wore almost a deserted look with just police patrol out to keep a watch on the trouble-makers.

ISKCON devotees hold celebrations
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The local unit of ISKCON organised a function here on the occasion of Gaur Purnima, as a part of the birthday celebrations of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, at Hare Krishna Dham in Sector 36-B, yesterday.

A sector prepares to tackle criminals
PANCHKULA, March 19 — The members of the Area Protection and Welfare Society of Sector 6 are determined to make their sector a model one and self-sufficient. They have devised a way to protect themselves from anti-social elements.

'Bill cannot undo Justice Mahajan's work'
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — "What Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan did, will not be undone by Bill Clintion," said a former Supreme Court Judge, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, while commenting on Justice Mahajan's firmly asking the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to send troops to Kashmir for tackling tribals or Lahore's help would be sought.

Freedom fighter O.P. Vij dead
CHANDIGARH, March 21— Mr O.P. Vij, a veteran freedom fighter and President of the Freedom Fighters Association, Chandigarh, died at his Sector 16 residence here today after a brief illness.


Sector 24 resident held for rash driving
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The police has arrested a resident of Sector 24 on the charges of killing a person by rash and negligent driving.

3 SHOs transferred
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The Police Department has transferred three station house officers in the city. The orders were issued by Mr S.K. Singh, IGP, here on Tuesday evening.


Free computer facility for the disabled
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — People who are handicapped or belong to the economically weaker sections of society now have an opportunity to learn computers at one of the centres in the city.

Computer course introduced
SAS NAGAR, March 21 — The Department of Industrial Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, has introduced a course in computer numerical controlled machines at its industrial training institute here.

Babies awarded
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The main branch of the State Bank of India in Sector 17 sponsored the Healthy Baby Contest organised by the Chandigarh Consumer Forum and distributed prizes to the winners in various categories.

Bungee jumping show
CHANDIGARH, March 21— A four-day “Karsun’s Kids Karnival” is being organised by Karsun International from March 23 to 26 at the Sector 17 Parade grounds.


Spring camps for kids
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — What’s in? Yes, the Spring Holidays. Not only kids but also parents wait for the vacation with equal enthusiasm. However, one problem facing parents — whether working or not working — is what should the kids do during the vacations.


Bail denied in video piracy case
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — A campaign launched by exhibitors and distributors of movies against video piracy in the city has got a boost with a court denying anticipatory bail to one of the alleged pirates.


Showers of music on Holi
T was an effort to revive a lost tradition at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Panchkula. The artiste for the evening Lakshman Krishnarao Pandit, a descendant of the legendary singers of the Gwalior Gharana reminded the select audience of the Amritsar music conference when for three days music lovers were drenched in the showers of classical music along with the colours of Holi.


Free medical camp on March 24
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — The Department of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, GMCH-32, is organising a free medical camp on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day on March 24 at Government Senior Secondary School, Maloya village.


Junior national carrom teams chosen
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — Nabhi Sahni of St Stephen's School, Sector 45, and Rozerio Sampson of SD Public School, Sector 32, will be the captains of the Chandigarh girls' and boys' teams, respectively, for the XXVIII Junior National and Inter-state Carrom Championship to be held at Faridabad from March 24 to 28.


City police to come out with newsletter
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — To further cement police — community relations, the Chandigarh Police will bring out a newsletter this week. With this, the force will be the first police organisation to bring out a newsletter which will act as a handy reckoner for the public and will contain all requisite information about the force.

School's construction stayed
SAS NAGAR, March 21 — A Kharar court has stayed the construction of a school building being raised by the management of Sanjay Public School on a site in Sector 70 allotted by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.Top

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