Sunday, March 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India





THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
This is no fight to the finish. It ios spring time, and karam Singh has managed to click these tigers engaged in a friendly bout at Chhat Bir Zoo
This is no fight to the finish. It is spring time, and Karam Singh has managed to click these tigers engaged in a friendly bout at Chhat Bir Zoo

City loses out on DoT cellphone service
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — On account of alleged political meddling, Chandigarh has lost out in the race to be one of the few cities where the Department of Telecom had intended to launch its own cellular phone service in this financial year.

‘Centre should have objected to Clinton’s remark’
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The government should be taken to task for not objecting to President Bill Clinton’s referring to Kashmir as a disputed area in his speeches on several occasions.

City's periphery to have polo club
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The city's periphery will soon resound with hoofbeat of galloping horses coupled with the thump of mallets striking wooden balls.

Keeping astrology alive in Chandigarh
C
ONTRARY to the common belief that the educated generation of today’s world does not believe in the ancient art of astrological signs, little less than one million residents of Chandigarh with 100 percent literacy feed 423 astrologers (non-official records) residing in the city.



EARLIER STORIES
 

Blowing bubbles across hearts
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Bubble-gum babes and chewing-gum boys — are mumbling goodbye to manners, indifferently.

Press Club elections today
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The stage is set for the annual elections of the Chandigarh Press Club scheduled for tomorrow. A total of 14 candidates are contesting the seven positions of office-bearers.




 
COMMUNITY

Kishangarh residents a harassed lot
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The inmates of some farmhouses in Kishangarh are a harassed lot. They have been walled in and have no way to either approach their houses or come out for the past one week.

Spread literacy to slums, villages: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The Punjab Governor and Administrator, of Chandigarh, Lt-Gen, J. F. R. Jacob, (retd.) asked voluntary bodies and nongovernment organisations to spread the literacy campaign to slums and remote villages and to provide education to the children who are forced by circumstances to work, at the annual prize distribution function of Aurobindo School of Integral Education here today.

Dip in evening temperature
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Despite the warm conditions prevailing in the city and its surrounding areas during the day, the local meteorological office said the temperature was still 2 below the normal average for this time of the year.

 
CRIME

Shopkeeper stabbed
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — A shopkeeper of Sector 20 alleged that he was stabbed by a resident of the same sector.

Three held for murder, thefts
SAS NAGAR, March 25 — Involvement of a gang wanted in cases of murder and a series of thefts at different places in Punjab and Haryana has been found in the unsuccessful robbery attempt at the LIC office here past Tuesday.

Constables to work for greater interaction
SAS NAGAR, March 25 — Beat constables will now work to increase the interaction between the local police and the public. The beat constables in the town will now go from door to door to hand out a list of preventive measures to control crime.

BUSINESS

ST on vehicles to be revised
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The Chandigarh Administration proposes to revise the sales tax on motor vehicles. In a draft notification issued yesterday, the Administration has decided to revise the sales tax on motor vehicles from 5 per cent to 12 per cent.

‘Agro-forestry gives insurance cover’
CHANDIGARH, March 25 —Agro-forestry provides insurance in case of crop failure and meets the requirements of firewood, timber and fodder for animals . This was more relevant in the current perspective where agro-forestry was nearly fully-established.

 
EDUCATION

150 students honoured at DAV convocation
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The annual convocation of DAV College, Sector 10 was held today. The chief guest of the evening was Dr G.D. Sharma, former Secretary, UGC, New Delhi. The other distinguished guests were Mr A.C. Aggarwal, Mr Shashi Gupta, Mr K.K. Sawal, Mr D.V. Sehgal.

Certificates, medals for meritorious students
DERA BASSI, March 25 — The local Government Degree College today held its annual convocation and prize distribution function where certificates and medals were given to meritorious students.

Farewell function for kids
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Tiny tots of Sanjivini Day Care Centre and Preparatory School gave a farewell today to the students who have graduated to the KG and are joining other schools. These kids had entered the school when they were a year old.

Roll numbers despatched
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Roll number cards of all undergraduate classes, including the science, commerce and the arts streams of Panjab University, have been despatched, a press note said here today.

Classes X, XII papers cancelled
SAS NAGAR, March 25 — The Punjab School Education Board has cancelled the mathematics paper of the class X examination ( morning session) conducted at two centres located in B.K.Senior Secondary School, Ghee Mandi, Amritsar-31 (block-I) and 32 (block-II) following reports of mass copying and use of other unfair means.

11 UT kids win NTSE awards
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Eleven students of Chandigarh have won awards in the National Talent Search Examination, 2000.

‘Change exam system’
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — "The examination system of Panjab University needs a change and teachers have to show an inclination for participating in this mission," said Dr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examination, here today.

COURTS

CAT restores jail warder’s job
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal restored job to Jai Narain, a warder in the Central Jail, Tihar, New Delhi. He was dismissed from service for, believe it or not, possession of four bundles of biris.

Stay vacated
SAS NAGAR, March 25 — A Kharar court has vacated a stay on construction granted to Sanjay Public School in Sector 70 here.

African remanded for counterfeiting currency
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Naval Kumar, today remanded an African national, accused of possessing counterfeit currency, in police custody till March 27.

Case against two city advocates
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The police has registered a case against two city advocates for assaulting and criminally intimidating a lecturer teaching in a local college. A deputation of women lecturers met the IGP and urged him to ensure that justice is done

 
CULTURE

Harmony to bring Manna Dey to city
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — A newly-formed event management group — Harmony — has announced that it will bring one of the last living legends of the Indian music, Manna Dey, to the city in May this year.

Famous Bharatanatyam dancer Leela Samson
Famous Bharatanatyam dancer Leela Samson
Rich in dynamism, sophistication
B
HARATNATYAM, the dynamic and sophisticated classical dance of Tamil Nadu, enjoys an enviable position in India and abroad. One of the oldest Indian dance forms, it was regularly performed at social functions like weddings, in addition to religious rituals and court ceremonies.

An evening in memory of Pawan moves audience
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The 30th Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra was inaugurated by Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab at the Tagore Theatre, which was packed to capacity.

HEALTH

Latest trends in intensive care discussed
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Latest trends in internal care management came up for discussion at Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Update 2000 at Government Medical College, Sector 32, here today.

Chhuttani Centre for PGI
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The Governing and Institute Body of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research has accepted the offer of the Tilok Tirath Vidyavati Chhuttani Charitable Trust for setting up Dr P.N. Chhuttani Centre for Tropical Medicine and Communicable Diseases at the institute.

100 delegates attend conference on health
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Nearly 100 delegates from public health organisations in the region are participating in the third annual conference of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (North Zone Chapter) at the PGI here today.

 
SPORT

Neha, Isha enter third round
Mountain bikers' battle on
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — Neha Singh and Isha Toor moved ahead in the league on the second day of the Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Championship by beating their opponents, Pallavi and Shaloo, respectively, at the Sector 10 CLTA Courts here today.

Mountain bikers' battle on
CHANDIGARH, March 25 — The first Hero National Mountain Bike Championships began here today with the Hero Cycle Rally flagged off in the morning by Mr Suresh Munjal, Managing Director of the Hero Cycles Limited.




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