Friday, December 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Travelling by auto, taxi? Get ready to pay 41 pc more
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Travel by autorickshaws and taxis in the city is going to be 41 per cent costlier than before. This is first revision of fares since 1996, approved by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here today.

Agro Tech opens today
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Over 250 international and domestic exhibitors will display state-of the-art agro-related at Agro Tech 2000 to be held from December 1 to 5 at the Prade Ground here.

20 Sector-40 shopkeepers court arrest
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The Municipal Corporation will be starting a day market scheme where the phariwallas evicted from Sector 22 and now sitting in Sector 40 will be considered for accommodation, official sources said the scheme will cover those evicted from Sector 18 and Sector 19 too.

Doctor’s death: fresh probe ordered
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The mystery shrouding the custodial death of a 29-year-old city doctor continues, with the IGP, Mr B.S. Bassi, asking the UT SSP to have a fresh look into the inquiry report.

Hike in water, sewerage charges draws flak
SAS NAGAR, Nov 30 — Residents are up in arms against the decision of the local Municipal Council to drastically hike water and sewerage charges, upsetting the budgets of many a housewife.



  N. Vittal lays stress on alertness
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Vigilance is alertness. Supervision is examining and overseeing the work of someone else, remarked Mr N. Vittal, Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Rallies, contests on eve of World AIDS Day
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Rallies, poster making and essay writing competitions on the eve of World AIDS Day. More than 300 National Service Scheme volunteers of Government College, Sector 46, organised a rally on — AIDS men make a difference — which was flagged off by the Principal, Mr D.P.Singh.

Ceremonial send-off to Lt-Gen Malik
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lt-Gen B.S. Malik, today retired after 38 years of service. He was given a ceremonial send-off at Chandi Mandir cantonment. Prior to his departure, he laid a wreath at the Veer Smriti war memorial to pay homage to the unknown soldier.

Haryana cops harass kin of striking staff 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The Haryana Police is allegedly “harassing” the relatives and acquaintances of the employees agitating in front of the 30 Bays Building. At least three raids by officials of the Haryana Police at certain houses in the city during the past one week is a testimony to this effect.

Harkrishan Society violates allotment rules, allege residents
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Contrary to the laid-down conditions of land use of Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, the premises is allegedly being used for commercial purposes.

No going back on rail project: Punjab
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The Punjab Government today said there was no question of looking back on the completion of the 112-km-long railway link project between Chandigarh and Ludhiana.

Pooja Batra opens beauty carnival
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — This tall and leggy lass is not a flash in the pan. Her success in the filmdom is quite unusual in that she is a former Miss India runner up. In her very first film she won tremendous adulation, not just for her physical assets but also for her acting prowess.

Film actress Pooja Batra clutches a bouquet as she enters VLCC, Sector 8, to open a beauty carnival on Thursday. — Tribune photograph by Manoj Mahajan

Film actress Pooja Batra clutches a bouquet as she enters VLCC, Sector 8, to open a beauty carnival on Thursday.

Scooterist dies in head-on collision
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — In a head-on collision, a 32-year-old clerk with the Haryana Housing Board, S.K. Taneja, was crushed to death in Mani Majra on being hit by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus while he was returning home in Sector 7 on a scooter.

Motor market body submits memo to Governor
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 —The Motor Market Welfare Association, Mani Majra, has drawn the attention of the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob(retd), towards various problems of the market.

HUDA issues 260 notices
PANCHKULA, Nov 30 — The Estate Office, HUDA, has issued over 260 notices to local business men for non-payment of pending dues.


German clown sends school children into splits
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — He was a bundle of energy on the stage today. Going by the way Gunther Bennung, the German clown, went about releasing the child in students of two local schools, it was hard to believe that he was 61.

GCM-11 wins debate contest
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Government College for Men, Sector 11, won the inter-college debate trophy held at DAV College, Sector 10, here today. Five teams from Chandigarh and one from Ludhiana participated in the debate on “Creation of smaller states will spur economic growth”.

Yog Raj granted bail in rash driving case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The cricket-turned filmstar Yog Raj was today granted bail by the UT Judicial Magistrate (first class) in a rash driving case. Yog Raj was granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 5000. It was alleged that Yog Raj, who was driving a car, had injured a girl, near Sector 42.


Simple art of Shiv Singh
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Simplicity and grace were the hallmark of the 150 works of art shown by city-based sculptor Shiv Singh during a slide show organised at Government College of Art, Sector 10 here today. The show featured works in different media. Starting with a clay portrait, the artist exhibited animal forms in stone. 

Nek Chand’s personal collection on display
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — A Rock Garden-like ambience was created to host a few favourite pieces of Nek Chand’s personal collection, at the British Library here today. The exhibition, Nek Chand’s Vision, first of it’s kind being organised the British Library, was inaugurated by Mrs Neeru Nanda, Chairperson, CITCO, in the evening.

Malkit, Gursewak make students dance
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — Two current top stars of Punjabi music, Malkit Singh and Gursewak Mann, were a big hit with youngsters at Aagaz show organised by the Punjab University Students Union and the Haryana Students Associaiton on the Panjab University campus here this evening.


Roller skating meet gets off to colourful start
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30 — The first CBSE national roller skating championship got off to a glittering start today at Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, with the formal opening done by Lieut-Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator.

  • Shruti shines

  • MP win trophy


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