Friday, April 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


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Karisma leaves
fans wanting

Staff torture milk plant workers
DERA BASSI, April 13 — Two workers of a milk plant on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road were allegedly brutally beaten up and tortured by the management staff of the plant past night.

Manna Dey to perform in city
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — A doyen of Hindi playback and classical singing, Manna Dey, will perform at Tagore Theatre next month. Upcoming local talent will get an opportunity to share the stage with one of the living legends of the film industry.

Big rush at rail reservation counters
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Come summer season and the approach of vacations, the rail reservation counters begin feeling the heat. Eager to play it safe and avoid disappointment later, people are making a beeline for getting reservation for their proposed destinations as early as possible. Railway sources here say that even in Entertaining till her last breaththe beginning of April, trains are heavily booked.

Entertaining till her last breath
CHHAT BIR, April 13 — She is a cute animal with lots of sad stories in her eyes. Sitting in the corner of an enclosure of Chhat Bir Zoo with her face in her lap, she resembles a widow deserted by God as she has lost her husband. She is close to the jaws of death. Rita is suffering from cancer, which can claim her life any time.


Gurdwaras, gardens thronged on Baisakhi
PANCHKULA, April 13—Traditional fervour and gaiety marked the Baisakhi celebrations at Nada Sahib while a Baisakhi mela in Pinjore proved to be a major attraction for visitors thronging the Yadavindra Gardens.


3 hurt in mishap
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Three persons were injured when a truck hit a rickshaw near a factory in Phase I of Industrial Area here today.

Over Rs 1 lakh in fake notes recovered
PANCHKULA, April 13—Local police busted a two-member gang involved in passing fake currency and recovered notes worth Rs 1,79,500 of various dimensions from them here today. Later, the two were remanded to police custody for 10 days.


Bulk material market to come up at Maloya
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to set up a bulk material market at Maloya so as to rehabilitate marble dealers, junk merchants and furniture manufacturers who have been running their businesses from unauthorised places in the proposed Phase III sectors here.

Ferrous fashion overtakes furniture
CHANDIGARH, April 12 - " The iron, the wood on the floor, who is the strongest of them all" seems like futurity of the furniture industry. One has heard about the designer -wear, footwear, watches, doors, sanitary wear.

Factory suffers big loss in fire
DERA BASSI, April 13 — Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a shocks-making factory on the Dera Bassi - Barwala road near Saidpura here this noon.


Allow petitioner to take exam: court
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Issuing notice of motion to Panjab University, the Controller of Examination and the Principal of the Government College of Education for May 11, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the respondents to "allow the petitioner to appear in the examination".


Puran Shahkoti honoured
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Baisakhi spirit came alive at Tagore Theatre with a galaxy of noted Punjabi folk singers giving the audience a taste of their life. The show which featured vibrant Punjabi tones was further made attractive by the legendary performance coming from the great Puran Shahkoti, also known to us as the Guru of the emerging Punjabi pop star Hans Raj Hans.


Karmapa examined again
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Doctors examined Karmapa Trinley Dorjee again today. ECG, blood, eco-cardiograma and urine tests were conducted. According to sources, some traces of pus were detected following a urine test. Normally, the pus cell count is 1-2 but his pus count was 4-6. No serious problem has been detected.


Cricket is a punter's delight
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Cricketers have become products and the latest betting scandal proves it. Actually the nature of the game itself has made it susceptible to massive betting. Kerry Packer brought big money into the game in the early 70s.

Harsimran, a rare allrounder
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — Five-foot-eleven-inch tall Harsimran Singh Brar, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, is a rare allrounder. He took up water sport at the age of four-and-a-half, before doing well in cycling, karate, rowing, triathlon and basketball as well.

Bisht helps PNB win
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — A superb all-round performance by Subodh Bisht who scored 44 runs and got six wickets for just 11 runs, helped Punjab National Bank beat Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation by two wickets today in the inaugural Salzer Cup Cricket Tournament being organised by the District Panchkula Cricket Association at the Sector 5 grounds in Panchkula.

City coach to train Maldives shuttlers
CHANDIGARH, April 13 — T.P.S. Puri, who is now settled in Chandigarh and is an International Badminton Federation and Asian Badminton Confederation expert, has been asked by the two bodies to conduct an Olympic solidarity course for the Olympic Committee of Maldives from April 10 to 21.Top

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