Friday, February 2, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



“Bookies” who organised betting on international cricket matches, are produced before reporters at police station, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Cops catch out cricket bookies
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — Acting on a secret information, the Chandigarh police has arrested six “bookies” for being allegedly involved in betting on international cricket matches. 

“Bookies” who organised betting on international cricket matches, are produced before reporters at police station, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Massive aid pouring in for quake-hit
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1— Panjab University today saw hectic campus activity in teaching and non-teaching departments besides hostels in an effort for collecting funds and material for earthquake victims of Gujarat.

Transmission media to be increased: BSNL
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The number of transmission media, which work to enable better connectivity between phones within the local dialling system of 200 km radius, are to be increased, a high level meeting of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited held here today decided.



Stretching resources of IAF
Aircrew working against all odds
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — Between maintaining the Army's forward positions in the northern sector and airlifting relief material to Gujarat, it is a long haul for the IAF's transport wing. 

Bhatnagar case
Court of inquiry proceedings ‘inadmissible’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The general court martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar has ruled that court of inquiry  proceedings are not admissible in court as evidence. 

Shopkeepers resist enforcement staff
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — An altercation between shopkeepers and anti-encroachment staff today led to the closure of shops in the Sector 19 Sadar Bazaar here for more than three hours. The dispute was resolved only after the intervention of the police and the Enforcement Magistrate.

Akademi awards for Raj Babbar, Gurdas Mann, Shobha Koser
Raj BabbarShobha KoserGurdas Mann CHANDIGARH, Feb 1— With the day for the annual award distribution ceremony by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi drawing closer, officials concerned today put an end to the speculation about who would bag the prestigious awards in respective categories of performing arts.




Time to revert to organic farming
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — With the challenges of the WTO Agreement staring the agrarian economy of the country right in the face, the national agriculture policy needs to be amended so as to ensure good quality crop production and without the residual chemicals sprayed on them.

New Cong executive may be delayed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The Gujarat earthquake has cast its shadow on the Haryana Congress also. The national tragedy is likely to delay the constitution of the new Executive Committee of the party.

35,000 without sewerage facility
NAYA GAON (Kharar), Feb 1 — For over 35,000 people living in three villages of Naya Gaon, Janata Colony and Kansal, there is no sewerage and garbage disposal system. Residents dump garbage in the streets and have built septic tanks. 

5 injured in accidents
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — In separate road accidents, at least five persons were admitted to the PGI with injuries during the past 24 hours.

Hectic campaigning at Chandigarh Club
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — Hectic campaigning has begun at the Chandigarh club for the elections to the executive committee of the club, scheduled to be held on March 3. The polling will be held for the posts of president, vice-president and eight other members of the executive committee.

Child gets new lease of life
PANCHKULA, Feb 1 — An 11-year-old slum-dweller, Varinder, has got a new lease to life with the efforts of Upkaar Society, a social welfare organisation, after he was found to be suffering from a heart ailment, at a health camp organised by the society.

Animal welfare fortnight function
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — There is an urgent need to provide proper care and shelter to promote our animal wealth as the estimated value of the work output of draught animals is Rs 36,500 crore each year. Besides, the total contribution of Animal husbandry section in India to improve our national economy stands at a staggering Rs 1,83,305 crore annually.

PUDA decision on parking
SAS NAGAR, Feb 1 — In a decision taken at a meeting of officials of the Punjab Urban and Development Authority and the local Municipal councillors here today, it was decided that the parking in developing sectors will be constructed by the civic body instead of PUDA.



15,000 stolen from Sec 29 temple
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The local police received a complaint that Rs 15,000 was stolen from the cash box of Sai Baba Mandir, Sector 29, here yesterday. Mr Vijay Kumar of Sector 45 told the police that the incident happened early in the morning of Wednesday.

Student attacked with kirpans
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — A student was reportedly attacked with kirpans by members of a gang in front of a fashion designing institute in Sector 8 late this evening. The reason behind the fight was yet to be ascertained.



PU gears up for review
, Feb 1 — Panjab University today initiated action on recommendations of the University Grants Commission on academic and administrative audits for a review of the implementation of the Ninth Plan schemes.

Seminar on energy resources
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The Indian Council for Environmental Education in collaboration with the Petroleum Conservation Research Association organised a seminar and an essay writing competition on Conservation of energy resources at DAV Senior Secondary School Sector 8, here yesterday.

4-day school winter carnival begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The four-day winter carnival started at Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 here yesterday with a two-minute silence for the earthquake victims of Gujarat .

DAV College wins Limca quiz
, Feb 1 — DAV College, Sector 10, has emerged as a winner in the Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2001. The national-level contests were held at the FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi, on January 30.


More security for courts suggested
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — In order to enhance security, a team comprising the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, police officer and members of the Bar Association today inspected the premises of the District Courts this afternoon.

Patiala DC, SSP summoned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud, today summoned the Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala, in the court for March 12 in a land grab case.



Materialism eroding culture: Tohra
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — Service (sewa), honour (samman) and contentment (Santokh), principles of our rich and vibrant culture, are slowly being eroded with materialism creeping in.

Impressions of French photo concepts
, Feb 1 — Close on the heels of an exhibition of photographic works by a fourth year student of Government College of Art, Sector 10, comes another meaningful attempt by Sandeep Singh, also a student of the same institution.

Strokes speak of artist’s musings
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The list of academic qualifications he sports is exceptionally long, but all formal training apart, Jivan Adalja still believes that instinct has taught him the most. Art as such cannot be acquired in true sense of the word and can only be imbibed by drawing inspiration from existence.


Skaters’ rally for quake relief
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The skaters of Blue Bird Skating Club, Sector 16, today organised a rally for collection of Gujarat earthquake relief. About 100 children of the club on their skates started from the school premises under the escort provided by Panchkula police to Sector 11 and Sector 7 markets, collecting whatever donations from the people.


Pinjore water scheme okayed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, has approved a scheme for augmentation of water supply to Pinjore at an estimated cost of Rs 286 lakh.Top

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