Saturday, February 10, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Kar sevaks lay cattle track
SISWAN (Kharar), Feb 9 — Tired of waiting endlessly for the government to build a new link road across the states of Punjab and Haryana to Himachal Pradesh, about 20,000 people inhabiting over 20 villages along the boundaries of three states have taken it upon themselves to lay a cattle track.

Passing of failed candidates generates heat
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Questions raised over ‘promotion of candidates who had failed and attended much below required classes’ in the Department of Biotechnology of Panjab University remain unanswered.

Relief for quake-hit continues to pour in
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Responding to the appeal of Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (Retd), people continued to contribute to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund — Gujarat. Today SD Public School contributed Rs 2.51 lakh and the Chandigarh Tent Dealers gave a cheque for Rs 62,000. 

Firing case: Karnal cops visit Mohali
SAS NAGAR, Feb 9 — After the registration of a case by the local police in connection with the firing incident in Sector 70 on Tuesday, a party of the Karnal police today visited the Phase 8 police station but left without giving any definite clues about the whereabouts of Bhupinder Singh, who was picked up for being allegedly involved in the murder of a Delhi-based visa agent. 



Last day in school

Message on the shirts — on Friday, the last day of the school after the tilak ceremony, plus two students scrawled their hearts out on each others’ shirts to keep a memory of the enjoyable days spent in Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PU clash: four arrested
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The local police today claimed to have arrested four youths who were allegedly involved in hooliganism on the Panjab University campus on February 7 night. Sources in the Police Department said more arrests were expected soon. Mr Saroop Singh Sharma, who was assaulted, has identified the four.


Neem best to control pests
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Neem, the shadowy tree one finds standing in every nook and corner of the country, is not an ordinary creation of mother nature. It is green gold worth worshipping just because of its medicinal, bacterial and several other values.

MC finance panel meeting inconclusive
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The special Finance and Contract Committee meeting called to discuss the proposed budget for 2001-2002 remained inconclusive on account of the Mayor not being clear about the size of the budget.

Electricity bill of Rs 2.5 lakh!
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Girls of Laxmi Bai hostel in Panjab University have received an electricity bill of approximately Rs 2.5 lakh, much to their surprise.

Residents’ body plea to housing board
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The CHB Residents Federation has demanded that the conversion of ownership of the flats in favour of the general power of attorney (GPA) holders should be done on the PUDA pattern.

Members seek fair allotment of flats
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Certain members of the Amrita Sher-Gill Cooperative House Building Society in Sector 48-A have demanded a proper draw of lots for the allotment of flats to the members under the supervision of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS).


Jeweller duped of three gold sets
SAS NAGAR, Feb 9 — The gang of thugs behind several cases of cheating of jewellers in Chandigarh seems to have shifted their area of operation to this town. A Phase 7 jeweller was divested of three gold jewellery sets on last Wednesday by two clean-shaven “smart thugs” who posed as customers.


‘Spurious pesticide worth 500 cr sold annually’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The irrational use of chemical based pesticides and fertilisers has started proving costly to India. Export of certain items to the European countries and the USA has been hit because of it.


Suniti Mittal is best student chef
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Suniti Mittal of the Institute of Hotel Management, (IHM), Mumbai, was declared the Best Student Chef of the year 2001 at the award ceremony held at the IHM, Sector 42, here today.

Electron microscopy conference opens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Dr Anupam Verma, National Professor at the IARI, New Delhi delivered the key-note address on Electron microscopy for the diagnosis of viral diseases in plants’ at the opening ceremony of the three-day XXIV annual conference on electron microscopy and allied fields at Panjab University here today.


7-yr RI for robbery, attempt to murder
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr RC Godara, today sentenced a resident of Palsora, Muni Pal, to seven years rigorous imprisonment in a case of robbery and attempt to murder. The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 392 and 397 of the Indian Penal Code on February 28, 1999.

Computer institute told to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has directed Soft Spec Software Private Limited, Sector 8, to pay compensation to a resident of Mani Majra.

Receiver for Vivek School sought
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar, today adjourned the case till February 12 pertaining to the appointment of a receiver to run Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, Sector 9, and for issuing directions to the Principal of the school to inform parents of children studying in the school, teachers and staff in writing that the school will close at the end of academic year, March 2001.


Workshop on mycoplasma begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Mycoplasmas, the special bacteria associated with a multitude of diseases in man, animals and plants, are reported to have become one of the important causative agents of respiratory and urinary tract infections during the past too decades.

‘Vaccine for Hepatitis A developed’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Progress in medical research in country has been remarkable, particularly in structural biology, says Prof N.K.Ganguly, Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).


Gautam to lead archery team
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — Gautam Kumar will lead the Chandigarh archery team at the 21st Senior National Championship at Amravati from February 10 to 14, according to the President of the Chandigarh Archery Association. The team left for Amravati yesterday.

  • TT tournament


Community centre opened
, Feb 9 — The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today announced that the UT Administration would come up with a service market in the area adjacent to the Sector 46 community centre. She announced this after inaugurating the newly-built community centre.

Second phase of census begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 9 — The second phase of first census of the 21st century today formally begun in the Union Territory, Chandigarh with Census Enumerator, Mr Sunil Kumar, knocking on the door of Punjab Raj Bhavan to record the details of first citizen of Punjab and Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).

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