Friday, March 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Delhi models twirl around the floor of a Sector 9 departmental store during the shooting of UK-based singer Balwinder Safri’s music video on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Delhi models twirl around the floor of a Sector 9 departmental store during the shooting of UK-based singer Balwinder Safri’s music video on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Changes in shop byelaws approved
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The first set of the much-awaited amendments to building bye-laws, relating to commercial properties, was approved by the Chandigarh Administration here today.



Goel’s plea rejected
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The much talked about writ petition filed by Mr K.B. Goel alleging physical torture at the hands of the local SSP Vigilance, was today dismissed by Mr. Justice T.H.B. Chalapathi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court following the submission of a medical report by a board of PGI doctors.
Earlier stories
Goel to be examined by PGI
KB Goel “not tortured’’
I helped Home Secretary take bribes, confesses Goel
Official tortured for ‘knowing misdeeds of top UT officers’
UT Home Secy N.K. Jain goes on long leave

The damaged car of Lieut-Col JS Brar (retd), at Modern Housing Complex in Mani Majra. —A Tribune photograph
The damaged car of Lieut-Col JS Brar (retd), at Modern Housing Complex in Mani Majra. —A Tribune photograph
Brawl at petrol pump, and beyond
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — A retired army officer who manages a petrol pump in Sector 21, got a first-hand account of the power of bureaucracy when his staff was allegedly assaulted on March 11 while his car was damaged late last night.

Keep offices open to collect taxes: RBI
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — In view of the financial year ending, the regional office of the Reserve Bank of India, located, here, has directed nine branches of the nationalised banks to keep their offices open to collect taxes till the time each tax payer, who enters the bank within the specified banking hours, has paid taxes.


DC meets MC poll candidates
PANCHKULA, March 30 — The Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula, Mr S.K. Monga, in a meeting held today with the candidates for the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporation of Kalka, urged them to adhere to the model code of conduct to ensure free and fair elections on April 2.

Ex-Deputy Mayor seeks clear instructions
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Mr Prem Sagar Jain, a former Senior Deputy Mayor, has demanded clear demarcation of work between the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Navratra Mela arrangements
PANCHKULA, March 30 — Arrangement made by the various departments for the forthcoming Navratra Mela, which is to begin on April 5 at the Mansa Devi temple, were reviewed at a meeting of the Mata Mansa Devi Puja Sthal Board held here today.

Administration approves MCC Budget estimate
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The Chandigarh Administration has approved the budget estimate of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for the year 2000-2001.

MC opens cell for complaints
SAS NAGAR, March 30 — The local Municipal Council has opened a cell to attend to complaints from residents related to the civic body.

DGP to hold open darbar
PANCHKULA, March 30 — The sixth monthly open darbar to hear grievances of the public and policemen will be held on April 3 by the Director General of Police of Haryana at the police headquarters in Sector 6 from 2 pm onwards.

Streetlight repairs neglected : MC
SAS NAGAR, March 30 — The Administrator of the Municipal Council has accused the power board of failing to provide proper services to the civic body.


Stolen cars being sold in parts
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The theory that stolen cars are dismantled before being sold has been proved right with the recovery of one such vehicle from two Ropar-district residents in the city. Another city resident has been arrested for buying a stolen car and selling it after dismantling the vehicle.

7 landlords, 16 tenants held
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The police has arrested seven landlords and 16 tenants for not furnishing their particulars in their respective police stations.


PUDA auction nets Rs 2 crore
SAS NAGAR, March 30 — The Punjab Planning and Urban Development Authority earned a revenue of Rs 2,26,09,000 by disposing of nine commercial sites in different phases here at an auction held in Phase I today.

Insurance men on strike today
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — On the call of the All-India Insurance Employees Association, employees of the United India Insurance Corporation, National Insurance Corporation, Oriental Insurance Corporation and the New India Assurance will go on a one-day strike tomorrow.


Nandini, Renu top middle exam
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Ms Nandini of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh, has stood first in the Middle Standard Examination-2000 in Model schools, securing 654 marks out of 700.

Speakers suggest exam reforms
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The existing examination system is full of flaws harming student interests. This was the central idea to a University Grants Commission workshop and seminar on ‘ examination reforms’ at the Evening College auditorium in Panjab University here today.

PU science exams postponed
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Panjab University is understood to have postponed theory and practical examination of the science stream students for the current session, highly-placed sources and a Panjab University Campus Students Council press note said here today.

Students protest
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Students of science departments of Panjab University staged a dharna today in protest against dates of commencement of examination, despite non-declaration of reappear examination conducted in December, 1999.

Meenakshi is all-round student
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — As many as 50 students received prizes for excelling in various fields at the annual day celebrations of Food Craft Institute, Sector 42.


Kidnapper gets 3-year RI
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — A Goa resident accused of kidnapping a plus-two student was today convicted and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for three years, besides being fined Rs 1000, by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel.


Safri boys shoot for album
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Balwinder Safri of Safri Boys, a band from the UK, was at the Ebony, Sector 9, here today to shoot for a dance number Bangra ta penda for the album Inferno.

Graceful movements
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The dance by Ms Prem Puneeta at the monthly programme of Swami Ram Tirtha cultural centre was graceful. A graduate from the local Government College for girls, Sector 11, Prem charmed with her facial expressions and eye movements.


Workshop on AIDS concludes
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The three-day workshop for NGOs on targeted interventions, organised by the Punjab State AIDS Control Society with technical help from DFID (Department for International Development), British High Commission, New Delhi, concluded here this evening.


Triple joy for Nidhi
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — Nidhi stole the show by winning 100 m, 200 m and high-jump events at the annual sport meet of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, which was held today on the college premises.

Lake Cup tennis begins
CHANDIGARH, March 30 — The four-day ‘Lake Cup’ Open Junior Tennis Tournament was inaugurated here today at the Lake Club courts in Sector 6 by Mr Satish Chandra, IAS and MD of CITCO, who was also the chief guest. Nearly 100 players in the age groups Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 both boys and girls, are taking part in this tournament.Top

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