Sunday, January 28, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Power seekers teargassed, lathicharged
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Provoked by offending slogans and reported manhandling of a cop, the Chandigarh Police today lobbed teargas shells and lathi-charged over 500 residents of Bhagat Singh Colony, seeking regular electricity connections after they blocked the road dividing Sectors 45 and 46 in the afternoon today. 

SGPC files reply in Gurbani telecast case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — In a case pertaining to stay on the telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple and other shrines, the respondent — the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee — filed its reply in the court of the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, here today.

R-Day functions held in UT, nearby towns
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — The UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F. R. Jacob (retd), hosted the traditional ‘‘at home’’ at the Raj Bhavan while his Adviser, Ms Neeru Nanda, unfurled the tricolour and inspected the guard of honour at the parade ground in sector 17 on Friday to mark the 52 nd Republic Day in the city.

UT to better water, power supplies
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Listing out the tasks and the future plans of the Chandigarh Administration, the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, said supplementary arrangements would be made for building underground and overhead parking lots at Sector-17 bus stand and steps had been taken to improve the availability of power and water supply.




Plea for a Vidhayak Nagar
N view of the threats to MLAs and former MLAs in Punjab, and on the recommendation of the DGP, the state government has decided to earmark a location in Mohali where plots of various sizes would be given to MLAs for constructing their houses. 


A slick romantic thriller
ASHIQ (Piccadilly, Chandigarh, and Suraj, Panchkula) bears the stamp of quality and beauty and appears an attractive commercial package. Indra Kumar has to his credit a series of box-office successes like Dil, Beta, Raja and Ishq. The pace of a typical box-office entertainer with the familiar love theme set to lilting tunes is appreciably handled with slick editing.


Cops to proceed against hawkers on red lights
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Believing hawkers offering face tissues, newspapers, incense sticks and balloons to be a traffic hazard, the Chandigarh police has decided to proceed against them. Though the modalities are being worked out, senior police officers say action can be taken against them for obstructing the free flow of traffic.

J.S. Randhawa dies in London hospital
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, a distinguished career diplomat belonging to the 1971 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, breathed his last in a London hospital on January 25, family sources said here today. 

Cold wave claims fifth life
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — The cold reportedly took its fifth victim yesterday. Mohan Singh, a rickshaw-puller residing in Dadu Majra, died due to the prevailing cold conditions in the city.

Testing time for Mayor tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — The special meeting of the MC House on January 29 is going to be a testing time for the first Mayor of the Congress. The fate of the nine sub-committees constituted by the Mayor is likely to be decided in this meeting.

2 Home Guard volunteers hurt
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Two Home Guard volunteers were injured in a scuffle while three persons, including two women, were hospitalised following accidents during the past 24 hours in the city.

Food fest inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27— “If the private sector comes into tourism in a big way, we (public sector) are ready to withdraw,” said Mr M.P. Bezbaruah, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune. He inaugurated the Food Fest 2K1 here today.

Cong, BJP ‘anti-farmer’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, general secretary, Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, has said the stand taken by the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the WTO clearly indicates that both the Congress and the BJP are opposed to the interests of both producers and consumers.

Scuffle at club
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — A scuffle reportedly broke out between the gunman of a senior Punjab politician and security guards posted at the Chandigarh Club late in the evening here today.

Seminar on Dalit works
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — Participants from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal have attended a two-day international seminar on “Dalit literature organised by Dr Ambedkar Study Circle, here. Mr P.R. Keede, president, Ambedkar Study circle, welcomed the guests.


900 participate in painting contest
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — An inter-school painting competition on Basant was organised by D A V Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, at the Leisure Valley, here yesterday.

Students of Nav Bal Niketan Public School, Sector 12-A, perform at their annual prize distribution function on Saturday in Panckhula. Students focus on unity in diversity
PANCHKULA, Jan 27 — As many as 130 children were honoured for achievements in academic and cultural fields at the annual prize distribution function held at DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, here today.

Students of Nav Bal Niketan Public School, Sector 12-A, perform at their annual prize distribution function on Saturday in Panckhula.  — A Tribune photograph

Results of educational development contest
SAS NAGAR, Jan 27 — The toppers of the state-level educational development competition for the secondary and senior school level students organised by the Punjab School Education Board at Faridkot on Friday are as under.

Teach kids with devotion: Saroya
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — The annual prize distribution function of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 27, was held here today. A cultural programme was presented by school children.

Results of Aao Bune contest
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27— The following are the results of the intra-school Vardhaman’s “Aao Bune” knitting contest. GMSS-16 — Tarshima, Money Anamika, Harneet 1; Disha, Gurpreet Singh, Deepti, Neha 2; and Poonam, Shikha, Ritika, Suman 3.

Seminar on ethics in management
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — A seminar on 'ethics in management' was organised by the Chandigarh Management Association and the Panjab University Business School here today. Mr P. H. Vaishnav, a former Chief Secretary of Punjab, was the chief guest.



Pull of roots draws artiste to Punjab
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — An artiste based in Canada is repeatedly drawn to his roots in Punjab. The artiste is Vancouver-based Amanpal Sara. The journey from the foreign lands to the roots becomes striking in times when artistes carrying “pigeons” to foreign lands has become an in thing.


Basic research in drugs stressed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27 — India must start basic and clinical research, so that new drugs are discovered in India rather than copying the molecules made abroad. This was suggested by Dr A. Sankaranarayanan of Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad, while discussing the impact of the Patent Act and GATT agreement on the Indian pharmaceutical Industry on the last day of the national workshop on “Drugs and Patent Act.”



Dev Samaj College win ball badminton meet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 27— Dev Samaj College for women, Sector 45, and The Flankers Ball Badminton Club, won the women’s and men’s sections, respectively, of the 3rd Chandigarh Senior State Ball Badminton Championship held today at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45. Mr Tarlok Singh, an NRI, gave away prizes.Top

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