Friday, March 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A large replica of The Titanic adorns the Parade Ground in Chandigarh where the Karsun’s Kids Karnival opened on Thursday
A large replica of The Titanic adorns the Parade Ground in Chandigarh where the Karsun’s Kids Karnival opened on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

3 Ambala girls commit suicide in city motel
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — As many as three young girls from Ambala reportedly committed suicide in a motel in Sector 18 late last night.

4 PU students disqualified
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — At least four students of Panjab University have been disqualified from university examination for using unfair means in examination.

Bungee jumping comes to north
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — Mohit Wadhwa, an MBA student of Chandigarh, waves as he climbs into a lift. With a jump master coaxing him and giving him tips, he is taken to a height of 180 ft — the launch tip of the crane.

MC abandons project on rickshaw-stands
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has abandoned its project of constructing 120-odd rickshaw-stands in various parts of the city after completing only 15 to 20 of these stands so far.

Hectic lobbying for chairman’s seat
PANCHKULA, March 23 — Even though excitement of being elected to the first Zila Parishad of the district is yet to subside in the homes of members chosen from the 10 wards, the game has just begun for the four women elected to the body.


Decisive, fiercely competitive, highly ambitious
THE furious revving of Kinetic Hondas, the harsh clatter of swinging dumb-bells and the clicking of wellflossed teeth. A growing breed of female go-getters in Chandigarh is orchestrating the sounds of the new gender revolution which have drowned the demoralising croaks of patriarchal convention.

LPG, kerosene hike flayed
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The decision of the Central Government to hike the prices of the LPG and kerosene has come in for severe criticism from various quarters.

Death-traps along highway
DERA BASSI, March 23 — A large number of electricity poles and transformers along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway here have become virtual death-traps, which have all the while been waiting for a major tragedy.

Widespread condemnation of massacre
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — Widespread condemnation of killing of 35 innocent Sikhs at Anantnag continued on the third day today.


Census work to begin today
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The Punjab Governor-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today appealed to the citizens of Chandigarh to cooperate with the census staff by providing them correct information.

Draw of lots for HUDA booths
PANCHKULA, March 23 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority will organise a draw of lots for the allotment of booths under the rehabilitation scheme for stall-owners near Mansa Devi Temple on March 25 at the venue. In all, 116 booths will be allotted on the occasion.

Panel on purchase and use of cell phones
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, Mr MP Singh, has constituted a six-member screening committee to facilitate the clearance of specific proposals for the purchase and use of cellular phones and pagers by the officials of the civic body.

1,700 appear for cops’ intake
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The Sector 26 police line was swamped with the relatives and parents of the candidates who had come to the city for appearing for the physical measurement for the posts of constable (female) in the local force.

Sector 34 area to be developed
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — As a goodwill gesture to the religious institutions, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to develop an area of 4.5 acres in Sector 34 for holding of religious functions free of cost.


Dadu Majra resident hangs herself
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — A resident of Dadu Majra colony reportedly committed suicide here this afternoon.


Fortune card of Telecom Department
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — Pre-paid telephone cards, or the India Telephone Cards (previously known as virtual calling cards) have become a big hit in the city. Today, the Telecom Department sells pre-paid cards worth Rs 10 lakh each month.

US patenting of herbs, vegetables opposed
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The All-India Medicos Society has sent a message to the US President, Mr Bill Clinton, urging him to stop the American companies from patenting Indian herbs and vegetables.

Junk food and slimming centres
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — Its just another walk of life, for life and in life. The lifestyle has changed, people have less time to do household work or exercise at home. Not only this, even the food habits have changed.

Entertaining show by children
PANCHKULA, March 23—The students of DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, presented an entertaining cultural programme at the annual function held at the premises, here today. Nearly 200 students were given prizes for excellence in academics, sports and co-curricular activities at the function.

Course for teachers concludes
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The 72nd PGCTE course for in-service English teachers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh concluded here today. The refresher course was conducted by the Regional Institute of English. In all, 24 participants attended the course.

'Need to spend more on education'
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — An immediate requirement of the hour was developing a sense of belonging to the education system where one worked both formally and the non-formally.

Students honoured at Annual Day
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The Annual Day-2000 function of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42-D, was held at the campus today.


Sentenced for using obscene words
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — For uttering obscene words to a ‘lady’ passing by, a Una district resident has been sentenced to simple imprisonment for seven days by UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Paramvir Nijjar.

1 released on probation
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — Convicting a Dharwa village resident, accused of assaulting a home guard volunteer, the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr H.S. Madaan today directed his release on probation.

Bail for plus-two student
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — A plus-two student, accused of assaulting a city resident in Sector 18 market, was toady granted anticipatory bail by UT Additional District and Sessions Judge R.C. Godara.


The Empire Builders on Saturday
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The troupe “Theatre de Poche” of Alliance Francaise, Delhi, will perform a Hindi translation of the play ‘The Empire builders’ at 6 pm and 8 pm, respectively, on March 25, 2000, at Le Cafe’ Noir, Alliance Francaise, Sector 36.

Kathak: journey from temple to court
NCE again, Pracheen Kala Kendra is providing a treat to art lovers in the form of the 30th All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan which begins today. The organisers, Mr M.L. Koser and Ms Shobha Koser, are renowned patrons and promoters of classical dance in this region. Apart from vocal and flute recitals, the audience will also get to see kathak, bharatnatyam and kuchipudi performances.


Rise in TB cases in town
PANCHKULA, March 23 — The world community will observe March 24 as the International Tuberculosis Day. The day draws the attention of the people towards the rising incidence of the disease and the need for finding durable preventive measures.

Haryana to spend Rs 1,353 crore on education
PANCHKULA, March 23 —With a view to improving the existing system of education and enhancing its quality, the Haryana Government will spend Rs 1353 crore during 2000-2001.


National cycling meet begins today
CHANDIGARH, March 23 — The first Hero National Cycling Championship organsied by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association begins here today. The participants will inspect the course in the morning, after which, it will be open for a practice session. Mountain biking will be introduced for the first time.Top

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