Tuesday, April 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



‘We’d rather die than give land for Anandgarh’
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — In less than a fortnight of issuance of notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act for acquiring of land in 29 villages for the proposed city of Anandgarh, the agitation against the new city has picked up momentum with villagers resorting to a “do or die” approach.
Anandgarh fifth new city to be planned
Anandgarh is the fifth new city planned by the Punjab Government after the reorganisation of the State on November 1,1966. SAS Nagar, a satellite town of Chandigarh, was planned in contravention of the Periphery Control Order after the Union Defence Ministry insisted on making Chandi Mandir a cantonment.
Villages where land is to be acquired What the villagers have to say

HUDA to spend Rs 764.18 crore on various projects
PANCHKULA, April 3 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority will spend Rs 764.18 crore on various programmes and proposals during the current financial year.The HUDA budget for the year was approved and announced at a meeting held recently under the chairmanship of the Minister for Town and Country Planning and Urban Estate, Mr Dhir Pal Singh.

Bye folks, good morning ma’am
CHANDIGARH, April 3 - New books, new classes, new teachers. School is back in session! Some schools are still admitting new students even though classes have started.The method of admission varies from school to school — most take an admission test but there are a few, such as St Annes in Sector 32, which admit new students through draw of lots “because every type of student deserves a chance”.


Illegal alterations abound in flats
CHANDIGARH, April 3 —With the Chandigarh Housing Board looking the other way, illegal alterations and additions abound in the Board’s Sector 40 flats.Although the problem of unauthorised changes endangering the flats’ basic structure is common in CHB flats in all sectors, residents of Sector 40-D apparently “lead the way” in making alterations.

More staff for police stations
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — To strengthen the beat system in the city, more personnel have been provided to the police stations.Forty five officials have been directed to report to the Sub Divisional Police Officers.


Liquor vend irks residents
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — Residents of Ram Darbar Colony, led by the area councillor, Ms Kamlesh, held a rally here today in protest against the opening of a liquor shop in the colony.


Servants thrashed, buffaloes stolen
ZIRAKPUR, April 3 — In two unusual incidents, 15 buffaloes were stolen by rustlers from two different dairy farms near Singhpura village, 2 km from here, on Sunday morning.

Sector 22 pub owner booked
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — The police has registered a case against a pub owner of Sector 22 on the charges of serving hard drinks on his premises without permit here this evening.


Cool! No power cuts this summer, no rate hikes
CHANDIGARHApril 3 — Chandigarh is not short of power. Senior officers of the UT Electricity Department have been at work to see that summer power requirements are met by strengthening the distribution system, repairing all transformers and installing double circuits to enhance the existing supply system.

HUDA allows more than one plot
PANCHKULA, April 3 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority has lifted the ban which prohibited individuals to acquire more than one plot in an Urban Estate, in the general category.

PUDA plans modern market centre
SAS NAGAR, April 3 — The market centre to be developed in Sector 62 here will be among the best in the country, Mr Jit Gupta, Senior Town Planner, PUDA, said here yesterday.

DGP holds open darbar
PANCHKULA, April 3 — Out of the 44 complaints received at an open darbar of the Haryana Director General of Police, Mr S.P.S. Rathore, held at Police Headquarters in Sector 6, here today, 21 were submitted by citizens and 23 were about the service matters of the police personnel.

Rs 184 crore for villages
DERA BASSI, April 3 — The Punjab Government will spend Rs 184 crore in the current financial year on various village projects, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a cultural programme at Amlala village, near here, yesterday.


School kids present good show
LALRU, April 3 — Students of Samta Public School here sang and danced with enthusiasm at the annual function of the school held here on Sunday. Local industrialist Mr Pratap Singh Cheema, who was the chief guest, handed out the prizes for the year.


Bus driver gets 6-month RI
PANCHKULA, April 3 — The Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, today, sentenced a bus driver, Raj Singh, to six-month rigorous imprisonment for rash and negligent driving.

Bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — The bail application moved by Sub-Divisional Officer Om Parkash and Sectional Officer Shiv Kumar, accused of causing “heavy loss to the government exchequer”, were today “dismissed as withdrawn” by Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Rape accused denied bail
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — The UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr H.S. Madaan, today refused to grant bail to a city resident, Jasbir Singh, who was facing charges of having raped a Sector 22 resident.


Colours of nature captured
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — “God created man in His own image and man shaped life in his own way.” The saying becomes true as one glances through Ashwani Verma’s creations on display in IndusInd Art Gallery.

A feast of photos
CHANDIGARHApril 3 — “Nature Morte” has done some good to the art lovers of the city who have long been waiting to treat themselves to a feast of photographs. Though the city has had no dearth of painting exhibitions, photographic marvels have been hard to come by.


B.S. Thapa, chief instructor, Choikwangdo , teaching the finer points of the game.
100 report for SAI trials
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — Nearly 100 boys aged upto 19 participated on the first day of the two-day trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Taekwondo is out, Choikwangdo in
CHANDIGARH April 3 — Taekwondo is passť. Choikwangdo, another evolved self-defence technique, is now becoming a rage with martial art buffs. Started in Panchkula about six years ago, it found few takers initially.

Dimple, Kanwar top lifters
CHANDIGARH, April 3 — Dimple of Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 30, got the first position in the below-46-kg class, while Kanwar Baljit of Burail village got it in the below-42-kg class in the sub-junior girls' and boys' sections, respectively, of the Chandigarh Wrestling Championship which concluded past evening at the Sector 30 WCC.


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