Saturday, April 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



‘Heena’ shops till she drops

Euro-I norms must for vehicles’ registration
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — All vehicles — run on petrol, diesel or compressed natural gas — that are not complying with Euro-I pollution norms and are manufactured on or after April 1, 2000, will not be registered in Chandigarh in the future.

Banks not to issue old series of Rs 500 notes
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — To remove the fear of fake Rs 500 notes, the ''old Gandhi series '' of Rs 500 notes will not be issued by banks to customers from tomorrow, according to guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

PU exams may not be postponed
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — Contrary to the ongoing full-of-doubts parlance in academic circles, the annual examinations of Panjab University are unlikely to be postponed.

At the mercy of the Lord
PANCHKULA, March 31 — Destiny could hardly have been more treacherous for the just six-day-old baby girl, who had been reportedly deserted by her parents at the apocryphal mercy of mankind.


Trees essential for clean environment
CHANDIGARH, March 31— Congress grass, sunflower, chrysanthemum, marigold, bottlebrush and eucalyptus are some plants in the city which can cause asthma, skin allergy and irritation in the eyes, say experts.

Parties told not to politicise massacre
CHANDIGARH, March 31— The Congress, the Leftists and the SHSAD today opined that the Chatti Singhpora massacre should not have been given a communal colour by terming it a “massacre of Sikhs”.

Suffering from identity crisis
PINJORE, March 31 — He suffers from an identity crisis which has sent his spirits plummeting. He believes things will never look up for him and resorting to playing the flute, a passion which has raised his hopes and given him reason to live on previous occasions, seems the only alternative.

Traffic barriers ‘causing accidents’
PANCHKULA, March 31 — Commuters, especially those plying daily on the National Highway 22, between Panchkula and Kalka, feel insecure on the route due to fear of accidents on account of enormous security and traffic barriers allegedly set up purposelessly by the local police en-route.

Cruelty against animals galore
KHARAR: About 20 truck-loads of cattle are sent daily from the cattle trade centre here to slaughter houses in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The supply includes old and barren buffaloes. There is neither arrangement for drinking water, fodder nor there is any heat or rain shelters for the cattle.

Gang of burglars busted, five arrested
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — In a major breakthrough, the police has busted a gang of burglars operating in the city and SAS Nagar and arrested five of them. Stolen property worth Rs 4. 50 lakh has been recovered while further recoveries are on the anvil.

One held for kidnapping
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The police has arrested a resident of Attawa on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl of the same village.

2 bodies recovered
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — In separate incidents, the police has recovered two bodies from Maloya village and Sector 38.


Financial year ends on hectic note
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — Crores of rupees were transacted as the Governments of Punjab and Haryana, the UT Administration, besides the Central Government offices, made last-minute settlements of their accounts just before the financial year came to an end.
Businessmen beat ST laws

Securitas gets prize for annual returns
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The local branch of the Group 4 Securitas Limited was today presented a shield for the first submission of annual return by Mr M.L. Meena, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner.

Sales tax on IMFL up
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — Sales tax on Indian-made foreign liquor has been hiked from 10 per cent to 12 per cent, according to an order issued by the Finance Department today.

Amendments a ‘revolutionary step’
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The amendments carried out in the building bye-laws have received a good response from various sections of society. A small segment has suggested some changes, while a few others have called upon the Chandigarh Administration to bring about changes in the bye-laws for residential and industrial buildings also.


Party shoes hung up for books
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — ‘’Exams, dreadful exams are round the corner’’ is the common refrain of most students. Examination fever is on the rise as Panjab University students dust their books and run around asking for notes from others.

Protest against school closure
PANCHKULA, March 31 — Over a thousand agitating persons blocked traffic on the National Highway near Pinjore, today in protest against the closure of the HMT Kendriya Vidyalaya. The traffic remained blocked for a short duration of time.
Earlier story: Parents, staff worried over KV closure

Students return disappointed
SAS NAGAR, March 31 — Students of government schools in the SAS Nagar block, who appeared in the middle class examination, had to return disappointed today as result was not declared.

Thundering performance by students
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The students of Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal (Ropar), gave a thundering performance at the first annual function of the institute held at the auditorium of Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, here today.

Middle school results out
CHANDIGARH, March 31— The result of the Annual Middle Standard Examination held in February, 2000 were declared today. The pass percentage is higher this year as compared to 1999.


Proclaimed offender gets bail
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — Proclaimed offender Narinder Singh accused of carrying a knife without licence was today granted bail by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Parkash.

Warm send-off to B.S. Bedi
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — A warm send-off was today given to UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr. B.S. Bedi, by judicial officers and the court staff after he retired upon attaining the age of superannuity.

Anticipatory bail for Sidhu
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — PCS officer Manvesh Singh Sidhu, accused of being involved in an incident leading to the damaging of a car, was today granted anticipatory bail by a city court.
Earlier story: Brawl at petrol pump, and beyond

Twist in case of abduction
KHARAR, March 31 — The case of abduction of a 24-year-old local girl about which a FIR was registered by the Kharar police under Sections 363, 366 and 120B on March 22 has taken a new turn, following an application moved by the girl in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ropar, for recording her statement yesterday.

Bail application dismissed
KHARAR, March 31 — Mr Kuldip Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Roopnagar, has dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Prem Singh and Jaswinder Kaur, both accused in a case registered by the Kharar police, under Sections 406, 420, 120-B, IPC.

Remand for rape accused
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — A Sector 22 resident, accused of kidnapping and rape, was today remanded in police custody till April 3 by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr H.S. Madaan.


Musical evening on April 2
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The Swar Saptak Club will organise “Naghmagi” at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, on April 2.


Inayat, Taskeen in u-12 final
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — On the second day today of the second Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament at Lake Club, following were the results of the matches played: Boys (under-14 quarterfinals) — Yuvraj Choudhary b Izreek Singh, 5-0, 6-2; Rohan Bhandari b Vishwa Partap, 6-1, 6-2; Sanam K. Singh b Vipul Sehrawat, 6-2, 6-1; Harneet Singh b Simranjeet Singh, 6-1, 6-1.

Tennis coach Kapoor retires
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — Lachhman Das Kapoor retired today from the Chandigarh Sports Department after serving as a tennis coach for 18 years.

Ripudaman, Rohit for national chess
CHANDIGARH, March, 31 — Ripudaman Singh, a student of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and Rohit Chadha of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, have been selected to represent the UT in the 10th Under-18 National Chess Championship to be held at Jamshedpur (Bihar) from April 6 to 14.


Dera Bassi ready for census
DERA BASSI, March 31 — The subdivisional authorities have made arrangements for conducting the census of India-2001 of the subdivisions, which will start on April 6.

MCC auctions parking lots
CHANDIGARH, March 31— The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today netted an amount of Rs 3,21,500 through the auction of three parking lots adjacent to three cinema halls in the city.Top

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