Saturday, December 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Enthusiastic response to Agro Tech 2000
Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) tries his hand at a model of a tractor at Agro-Tech 2000 in Chandigarh on Friday.CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Dispelling the current concern over WTO regulations, a display of thriving agriculture economy and business scenario was the leit motif of the Agro Tech 2000.

Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) tries his hand at a model of a tractor at Agro-Tech 2000 in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Phariwallas’ resettlement
Shops remain closed, traders call on UT Adviser
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Containing their agitation, shopkeepers in Sector 40 kept their shops closed today to protest against the UT Administration’s move to resettle the 300-odd rehriwallas and phariwallas of Sector 22 and other sectors in the land adjoining their market.

Newly born abducted from hospital
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Shock and disbelief gripped a mother in the afternoon today after her few-minutes-old baby boy was abducted by an unknown woman from the Sector 16 General Hospital here.

Tackling striking staff Haryana police style
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — For the Haryana police, every thing is fair in the war against the striking employees. In their anxiety to “crush the rebellion”, the cops are allegedly ignoring the directives issued by the Supreme Court while arresting the agitators.



  Provide care to AIDS patients, says General Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — While it was in 1987 that the first case of AIDS was detected in the city, since then the Voluntary Testing Centre at the PGI has diagnosed as many as 1747 HIV positive cases till November 2000, out of which 120 cases are from the city itself.


Delay in Panchayat Samiti’s poll draws flak
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — No schedule has been announced for the elections to the Panchayat Samiti even after a notification in this context was issued by the Chandigarh Administration nearly two months ago.

Bureaucratic functioning
HE functioning of various Central and State departments has been affected by frequent interference by the bureaucracy.

Lt-Gen Mann assumes charge
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Lieut-Gen H.R.S. Mann today assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Western Command, Chandi Mandir. Prior to this appointment, he was the General Officer Commanding, 33 Corps in Siliguri.



CTU bus mows down cyclist
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — An unidentified cyclist died on the spot after being hit by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus near Halo Majra late in the evening today.

  • PGI resident arrested

  • Woman apprehended

  • Cylinder thief held

  • Motor cycle stolen

Search continues at Sukhna Lake


Creative skill in printmaking on display
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Creative skills in printmaking, now on display at the Government College of Art, Sector 10 gallery, showcase the effort of 13 printmakers from Rajasthan who have contributed immensely to promote the medium in the region.

Not much demand yet for heating gadgets
PANCHKULA, Dec 1 — The sale of geysers, heaters, blowers and other electrical gadgets is yet to pick up with the winter still showing no sign of setting in.



PU to reintroduce PG course in defence studies
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — After a gap of three years, a postgraduate course in defence studies at Panjab University is on the verge of resurrection, with its reintroduction from the next session.

Annual function of Tribune school
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — The sports day-cum-annual prize distribution function of Tribune Model School was held on the school premises yesterday.


Acquittal in MC head’s murder set aside 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1— The Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the acquittal of Vakil Singh, Rajinder Pal, alias Chhinder Pal Singh, Prem Singh, Tarsem Singh, alias Malla, and Hardial Singh, alias Diala, for the murder of Mr Sampuran Singh, president of the Municipal Committee, Talwandi Bhai in Ferozepore district.

9 get pre-arrest bail
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Kuldeep Singh and eight others were granted anticipatory bail today by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, in a criminal intimidation case. 



Flute maestro Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia captured in different moods (multiple exposure) by Tribune lensman Pankaj Sharma at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday. Magical notes by flute maestro
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Lilting tunes of mellifluous compositions featured in an enchanting performance by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, a flute maestro.

Flute maestro Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia captured in different moods (multiple exposure) by Tribune lensman Pankaj Sharma at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday. 

Theatre losing lustre
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — A depressing set and a serious scene from a famous Badal Sircar play, a perfect combination to rouse meaningful thoughts. 


RSIC starts functioning
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — Regional Spinal Injuries Centre started functioning from today on the premises of Department of Orthopaedics, GMCH-32. 

PGI employees submit demands’ charter
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — A deputation of the ‘PGI Employees’ Co-ordination Committee submitted a charter of demands to Mr Suresh Chandel, MP and member of the governing body, PGI.


Minor changes in Forest Act
CHANDIGARH, Dec 1 — The Union Ministry for Environment and Forest has issued guidelines carrying out certain minor modifications in the existing Forest Conservation Act, 1980.Top

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