Friday, February 9, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Uninsured govt buildings put taxpayers at risk
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — None of the government buildings, vital power and water installations constructed at huge costs from taxpayers’ money are ever insured against earthquakes or similar natural calamities. The same is true for government vehicles.

Over 100 phones disconnected
MULLANPUR GARIBDAS (Kharar), Feb 8 — Over 100 telephones in the Mullanpur Garibdas telephone exchange have reportedly been disconnected though subscribers have made payment of bills.

Generous effort by street children
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — It does not take much to feel another person’s pain — just a sensitive heart. But such hearts seldom come by. When the street children living in the slums of Sector 25, Janata Colony, today walked up to Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda.

A special day for the mentally challenged children as their hope for better future comes alive with the inauguration of a juice bar at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.

A special day for the mentally challenged children as their hope for better future comes alive with the inauguration of a juice bar at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.  — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


  GCM dismisses Major’s plea of tampering
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — The General Court-Martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today dismissed the accused’s submission that vital documents pertaining to his disciplinary case had been tampered with, resulting in forgery.

Hunks beware on Feb 14!
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — All you hunks in leather jackets over tight fits, do not offer flowers, even love messages, to pretty damsels walking down the lane on St. Valentine’s Day. If the cops spot you, they will take no time to round you up for eve-teasing.

Valentine’s Day
‘Right day to express love’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — For excited youngsters, who know nothing about St. Valentine, February 14 is the “right day” for expressing “love” for the pretty classfellows they have been admiring for the past 364 days.


Happy day for children of a lesser God
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — For Narinder, Gurpreet, Pooja, Nidhi, Anu and Saurabh, today was a happy day with their first tentative step towards self sufficiency. As these children of the lesser God, with enthusiastic smile on their faces, happily handed glasses of fruit juice to the waiting customers, the future almost appeared bright for them and their parents.

Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — Fervour and gaiety marked the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ravi Dass here today. Thousands of devotees thronged Sri Guru Ravi Dass Gurdwara in Sector 30 and Sri Guru Ravi Dass Bhavan in Sector 20, which were tastefully decorated.

Central team studies trolley-bus project
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — A special team of the Union Urban Affairs Ministry today studied the Chandigarh Administration’s Rs 100-crore trolley-bus project for the city. The team discussed one possibility of decongesting the 4 main roads of the city— the Dakshin marg, Madhya marg, Jan marg and the Himalaya marg.

Sambhar strays into Naya Gaon
NAYA GAON (Kharar), Feb 8 — A wild sambhar that had strayed into Naya Gaon village from the nearby Shivalik hills was caught by residents, here this morning. However, the residents kept waiting for officials of the Punjab Forest Department till evening to take charge of their wild catch, but to their dismay.

Good response to bakery workshop
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — With construction on at a brisk pace of the 26-room hotel for training students in housekeeping attached to the Food Crafts Institute, Sector 42, the institute is also becoming a role model for the government institutes in the country in the hotel management and catering business for having devised its own ways of fund generation as a step towards self-sufficiency.

Pammi Chawla is Basant Queen
PANCHKULA, Feb 8 — They were not exactly reed-thin. Nor were they sashaying down the ramp in teeny-weeny skirts like models in fashion shows do. But the elegance of these “50 and above” members of the Panchkula Gymkhana Club outmatched the synthetic grace of “giggling babes” 20-year younger to them.

Seminar on tax administration
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — The regional branch for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh of the Indian Institute of Public Administration IIPA) will organise a seminar on “Making tax administration more effective and people friendly, on February 9 at 11 a.m.


Two arrested under NDPS Act
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — In two separate raids the police claimed to seized 2.5 kg of opium, here yesterday. Two persons were arrested under Section 18 of the NDPS Act.

Robbers strike at retired IGP’s house
PANCHKULA, Feb 8 — In a daylight burglary, robbers struck at a Sector 2 house of a retired Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir police, here at about 1p.m. today. The police sources said that the burglars break into the house of Mr Ram Prakash while his wife along with the servant had gone out for shopping.

Violence on PU campus condemned
, Feb 8 —A delegation of the Students Organisation of Panjab University led by Santokhwinder Singh, president, met the Dean Student Welfare today in connection with the incident of violence on the campus yesterday.

Window panes of the Panjab University Library, which were broken by hoolingans on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph
Window panes of the Panjab University Library, which were broken by hoolingans on Wednesday.

IHM-Delhi team wins quiz contest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — While the team from New Delhi won the quiz here today at the Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management and Catering and Nutrition as part of the XV All-India Students Chef competition being hosted by the institute, preparations and planning were on at the Institute’s kitchen with the eight teams warming up for the final competition called the “International basket exercise” to be held tomorrow.

Microscopic society’s meet from today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 — The three-day annual conference of the Electron Microscopic Society of India begins on the Panjab University campus tomorrow. Prof Ashok Sahni, president of the society, said there was hardly any field in which the research facility did not affect humanity.

School honours martyr’s wife
, Feb 8 — The annual prize distribution function and musical bonanza of the local Harryson Public School were held here today. The function began with the lighting of a lamp by Mr A.S. Rai, Joint Director, Vigilance Bureau.

Students call on Jacob
, Feb 8 — The faculty and students of the Chandigarh Coaching Centre today called on the UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob in support of their demand for setting up of a public book bank for needy students.


“New sponsors will emerge”
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8—The Government’s move to ban sponsorship of sports events by tobacco and liquor companies has had a mixed reaction among the sports associations but most of them have welcomed the decision in the larger interest of the sports community.

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