Thursday, March 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Students of the Government College of Art share a light moment with Satish Gujral, a renowned artist, after the convocation of the college in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Students of the Government College of Art share a light moment with Satish Gujral, a renowned artist, after the convocation of the college in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Move to clip powers of CDA
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — In a significant development concerning the welfare of disabled ex-servicemen, the Union Ministry of Personnel is believed to have forwarded a decision to the Ministry of Defence, clipping the powers of the Controller of Defence Accounts to revise the scale of disability as recommended by a competent medical board.

MCC nets 7.51 lakh through auction
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today netted an amount of Rs 7.51 lakh through the auction of four car parking lots adjacent to the cinema halls in the city.

PU relief for compartment candidates
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Two chances were always considered sufficient to clear compartment examination for university students. Panjab University recently, however, decided to give a special chance to students to appear thrice in the compartment exam.

Lightning strikes bank
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — A tragedy was averted when lightning struck the building of a private bank in Sector 9 here this afternoon.


City outraged at killing of Sikhs
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Widespread condemnation of the massacre of Sikhs in the Anantnag district of Kashmir valley on the night of Holi continued for the second day today.

Villagers seek basic amenities
SAS NAGAR, March 22 — A number of residents of villages around Sohana, which are being acquired for further urbanisation of this estate, took out a procession on tractor-trolleys and cars before filing their objections to a notification issued under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

Harness the energies of mind and remain healthy: Ravishankar
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — “Appreciate life. Make life a celebration. Bring back human values to the society. “This was emphasised by Sri Sri Ravishankar, the founder of the International Art of Living Foundation, who was in the city today to participate in the Divya Satsang at the Sector 17 Circus ground.

Noted vaid dead
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Dr Karanveer Singh, a specialised in the Ayurvedic System of medicine, who died last week in Chandigarh, was the recipient of the Pranacharya award for his contribution to Ayurveda.


Four SLRs seized
KHARAR, March 22 — The police has arrested two persons following the recovery of four SLRs at their nishandehi. According to a press note issued here on Wednesday by the SSP, Ropar, the two accused, namely Jagtar Singh and Surmakh Singh, were arrested by the Kharar police on March 19 in connection with an earlier case.

Four arrested for demanding dowry
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — The police has arrested the in-laws of a Sector 19 resident, who allegedly consumed some poisonous substance following her reported harassment for bringing inadequate dowry.


First-ever college convocation
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — After the Partition, the Mayo School of Art, Lahore, was split into the National College of Art, Lahore, and the Government College of Art, Chandigarh (earlier in Simla).

Private colleges closed on March 29
CHANDIGARH, March 21 — Agitating teachers, principals and members of the non-teaching staff from private colleges in Punjab plan a complete closure of their institutes on March 29.

Common code for visually impaired soon
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — In a move to standardise the sign language, the National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped has been given a set time-frame to come up with a common code for sign language.

75 PU toppers awarded
CHANDIGARH, March 21 —Nearly 75 toppers in undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the Department of Correspondence Studies , Panjab University, were awarded prizes at the annual prize distribution ceremony here yesterday.


Bomb hoax
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Proceedings in the Sector 17 District Courts came to a standstill for over two hours today as lawyers and litigants rushed out of the court complex following a hoax phone call.

Lok Adalat inaugurated
PANCHKULA, March 22 — A permanent and continuous Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Justice V.K. Bali, Chairman of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority, at Judicial Complex in Sector 1, here today. A former Judge of the District and Sessions Court, Mr V.K. Kaushal, was appointed the Judge of the Lok Adalat.

Relief for mechanic’s family
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Nearly four-and-a-half years after a mechanic was crushed to death under the vehicle he was repairing, UT Additional District and Sessions Judge S.K. Goel today awarded a compensation of Rs 3,05,000 to the widow and the children.


Additional charge for Vineeta
CHANDIGARH, March 22 — Mrs Vineeta Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, and Mr M.P. Singh, Commissioner, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, have been entrusted the additional charges of the Chairperson, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation and the Home Secretary, respectively, by the Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).Top

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