Thursday, February 8, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



CHB changes flats transaction rules
General power of attorney to be recognised 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — In a major decision that will change the way property is sold and purchased in the city, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has allowed that ownership flats can now be converted from leasehold to freehold basis.

Second phase of census begins tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The second phase of Census of India 2001, viz, population enumeration will be conducted in Chandigarh and Punjab, along with parts of the country, from February 9 to 28.

PU session may be bumpy
Academic bodies not set up
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Academic activity in the forthcoming session at Panjab University may not go smoothly as top academic bodies have yet to be constituted.

Encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The anti-enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation and Estate office in a joint operation removed series of encroachments in various sectors of the city today. 

It all started with love lotteries
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Good morning to you Valentine; curl your locks as I do mine — two before and three behind; good morning to you Valentine — One has almost grown with this verse which has come to depict the spirit of the Saint Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day




Drop in use of synthetic pesticides
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — There is a considerable decline in the use of synthetic pesticides in the country, despite their increasing food production, following an outcry that their indiscriminate use has made the agro-eco system fragile threatening the extinction of many a species of flora and fauna.

GCM should probe forgery: Major
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today demanded that the alleged tampering with documents related to his disciplinary case should be investigated by the general court martial trying him. 


Garden of Annuals coming up
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The city is all set to add another garden to its galaxy of gardens during the Festival of Gardens, scheduled to be held at the Sector 16 Rose Garden from February 23 to 25.

Workers of the Municipal Corporation give finishing touches to the “Garden of Annuals” in Sector 44 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo 

Workers of the Municipal Corporation give finishing touches to the " Garden of Annuals" in Sector 44 of Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Kashmiri Sikhs: bound by roots, hounded by bullets
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — I will possibly never go back to my home in Singpura in Kashmir, militants will most probably kill me, says retired Havildar Major Jeevan Singh. Recuperating in the PGI from a serious bullet injury which he had sustained three days back in Jammu, Jeevan Singh recalled how it all had happened.

Drive against defaulting cable operators
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to launch a drive to remove overhead cables of those sector level cable operators in the city, who have not been paying their monthly dues.

Senior fellowship for Dr Singhal
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Eminent scholar, Dr Dharam Pal Singhal has been awarded senior fellowship in the field of Hindi by the Government of India.

Driving car without helmet!
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Believe it or not, an SAS Nagar resident was issued challan by the Chandigarh police for driving a car without wearing a safety helmet. Dr Gurdeep Singh Virk of Phase IV was surprised to receive a notice by a Deputy Superintendent of Police stating that an offence of driving without wearing a helmet had been committed by the driver of the vehicle bearing registration number PB-65-8525.

Villagers protest custodial death
KHARAR, Feb 7 — Jaspal Singh of Saherri village under Morinda police station died in police custody last night. Residents of the village sat in dharna in Morinda demanding action against the SHO of Morinda.

Move to revert some MC officials
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal has sought a list of all those officers and employees who have completed three years of service on deputation with the Municipal Corporation. A note in this regard has been sent to the Assistant Commissioner-I to provide the required information.

Mayor may face setback
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The authority of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, may suffer a setback on the controversial issue of dissolution of sub-committees, if the UT Administration directs him to convene another special meeting of the House to sort out the issue through proper voting.

Sambhar strays into house
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — A four-year-old male sambhar entered a house in Sector 2 by leaping over a six-feet wall after straying from the Kansal forest area this evening. The animal was later caught by one UT wildlife squad after tranquillising it.


Man cheated of Rs 25,000
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Mr Kailash Chander Gaur of Manimajra complained that two persons cheated him of Rs 25,000. According to the police, the complainant was constructing his house at Kishangarh village, when two persons posing as junior engineers in the Public Works Department approached him with an offer to provide iron and cement on cheaper rates.

It was not Delhi police: SP
SAS NAGAR, Feb 7 — The local police has registered a case against “unidentified” persons who illegally picked up Bhupinder Singh from a house in Sector 71 here yesterday.


Wipro officials visit city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — A team from one of top computer software and hardware producers, Wipro, visited the proposed site of the information technology park in Chandigarh. The site is located in Kishengarh village.


‘School well equipped’
, Feb 7 — Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, has a well equipped chemistry laboratory, the school Principal, Mrs Rajesh Minhas, said when contacted by Chandigarh Tribune to know about the facilities to teach science in the school.


Charges framed against local SAD chief
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, today framed charges against, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, local unit, Gurpartap Singh Riar, in a case of defamation.

  • Bail refused

  • Plea dismissed

  • Bail granted

  • 6-month RI


Baring bitter truths of life
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Canvases may suggest a world of emotions, but they seem to speak up very rarely. And on these rare occasions they underline the honesty of the creator who, for once, has risen above the formality of calculation and has just “created” — administering art in true sense of the word.

Gurdas Mann nite to raise funds
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — A Gurdas Mann nite will be organised at the Sector 42 Sports Complex by the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with the STRIDES, an event management company, on March 3 in the aid of the earthquake victims of Gujarat.


Free treatment for senior citizens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Naturopath Dr S.S. Goindi, co-founder of the Health and Nutrition Mission, will be available for free visits to the ailing senior citizens of Chandigarh.


Vikas adjudged best athlete
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Vikas Kumar was declared as best athlete in the annual sports meet of the local DAV College, Sector 10, which concluded here this evening. The participants had a memorable day with the chief guest Mr G.S. Randhawa the first Arjuna Award winner in athletics who gave away prizes.

College athletics meet concludes
DERA BASSI, Feb 7 — Sapna and Jagdeep Singh were adjudged the best athletes among the girls, and the boys, sections, respectively, in the 24th annual athletics meet of Government College, Dera Bassi, which concluded here yesterday.


Construction begins in GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Work on construction of the roof of cobalt unit in block D of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, started today following a decision at the technical committee meeting to complete construction of blocks C and D of the institute.


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