Sunday, February 11, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



One more held for violence in PU
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The local police tonight claimed to have arrested one more youth for his alleged involvement in the hooliganism on the Panjab University campus on February 7 night.

Docs to decide on detained man’s mental health
KHARAR, Feb 10 — Mr Kalwant Singh, a resident of Badanpur village, who was allegedly illegally confined by his family members for the past about three years with hands tied by iron chains, was produced in the court of Mr Devinder Singh, SDM Kharar, this evening, who ordered that his medical examination be conducted in Civil Hospital Kharar.

Time to rebuild Gujarat: Saboo
Lost smiles, persistent tears move Rotarians

CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — “The whole of Gujarat has become a living symbol of the Gandhian philosophy of working without complaining, exhibiting tolerance and determination — to live with dignity,” observes Mr Rajendra K. Saboo, former President of Rotary International, on his return to the city after visiting quake-affected areas of Gujarat.

Kishore of Bachau, with his only property — two trunks and a few glasses.Engineering Dept team leaves for Gujarat

Kishore of Bachau, with his only property — two trunks and a few glasses.



Major Bhatnagar hires civilian lawyer
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today hired a civilian lawyer to represent him at the General Court Martial trying him for dereliction of duty. He contended that he had taken this step as his submissions were allegedly not being brought on record by the court and vital questions were disallowed.

Lawyers’ chambers mushrooming
District Bar Association poll in March
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — With the elections to the District Bar Association round the corner, a keen competition among different groups of advocates to build temporary chambers at the district courts in Sector 17 is on.

Golden Forest CMD in police custody
LALRU, Feb 10 — Chief Managing Director of Golden Forest group of Companies, R.K. Syal, who is in judicial custody, was today remanded to police custody after the Lalru police got permission from the court. The police was acting on a separate complaint of a Panipat resident.

Case against Barnala’s family adjourned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The dowry case filed against Surjit Singh Barnala, and his family members by her daughter-in-law Parveshbir Kaur, was today adjourned by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, till March 24.

Hearts in demand: a balloon seller inflates a heart-shaped balloon in Chandigarh on Saturday as sale of such balloons picks up in view of Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Day
Finding excuses for capturing hearts

CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Young hearts thumping for love pangs are emptying the trash folders of their memories for excuses to slip out of their homes on St Valentine’s day, boldly.

Hearts in demand: a balloon seller inflates a heart-shaped balloon in Chandigarh on Saturday as sale of such balloons picks up in view of Valentine’s Day. — Reuters photo

Unconventional love story
Boys Don’t Cry (Kiran) is a love story on controversial and unconventional styles of today’s world which bears an artistic magnificence in style and presentation. The slowly unwinding story of relations set in today’s world is a binding show in the second half. A beautiful presentation of a film story is heightened by the fact that it a based on a true-life story.


A tale of two villages
REHMANPUR (Kharar), Feb 10 — Two villages in the Kharar subdivision — Devi Nagar and Rehmanpur — the former has only a temple and the latter is a one family and one house village will soon fall to prey to the march of urbanisation.

Connect dialling from Feb 12
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Connect, the only competitor of the BSNL in basic telephony, will start providing 200 km local dialling facility to its subscribers in Chandigarh, Mohali and Patiala from February 12.

19 villages for watershed project
PANCHKULA, Feb 10 — The government will take up 19 villages, for various development activities, in the second phase of Integrated Watershed Development Project (Hills) Phase-II (Kandi Project), during 2001-2002.

Train link to UP, Bihar sought
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today demanded a direct train connection from Chandigarh to UP and Bihar as the city now has a large population of migrant labourers. 

Man dies of excessive liquor
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Surjit Singh, a 55-year old man, died at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, early this morning. Sources in the police department said the deceased, a diabetic patient, had consumed excessive liquor.


Drug peddlers held
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The local police arrested two drug peddlers and claimed to have recovered 24 kg of poppy husk from their possession at the Inter State Bus Terminus, Sector 17, late in the evening, here yesterday. This is the sixth seizure of drugs and psychotropic substances within in a fortnight in the central police sub-division.

12 hurt in clash between 2 families
LALRU, Feb 10 — Two persons sustained serious injuries while 10 others were hurt in clash between members of two families of Amab Chhapa village, about 10 km from here, on Thursday afternoon.

Truck carrying liquor seized
SAS NAGAR, Feb 10 — The local police today seized a truck carrying 143 cartons of liquor. According to the information available a truck carrying the liquor was intercepted by a police party near the Phase 2 Bassi Cinema. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against Gurjit Singh, a resident of Khanpur village in this connection.


AIFUTA seeks payment of arrears
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — If the state governments failed to release the payment of arrears by March 15, university teachers will take steps “to awaken the governments from their” slumber.

St John’s bags best school library award
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, presided over the annual prize distribution function of the Chandigarh Librarians’ Association (CLA) held at the Government Polytechnic, Sector 10, here today.

Founder’s Day celebrations at college
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Religious fervour marked the 27th Founder’s Day celebrations of the Guru Gobind Singh College for Girls, Sector 26, held here today. Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated the multipurpose hall at the college campus.



Mycoplasma meet continues
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Deliberations on various topics were held on the second day of the Vth national conference and VIth national workshop of Indian Association of Mycoplasmologists, being organised by the Department of medical Microbiology, PGI.

Faith & will — cancer survivors’ mantra
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — There is a proposal to form an apex body at the national level to formulate cancer friendly legislation and ensure the implementation of rights of cancer patients. This was highlighted by the president of Cancer Sahayta Sahyog, Mrs Neelu Tuli while addressing the audience during the celebrations of “Cancer Survivors Day’ at Tagore Theatre today.

Free hepatitis vaccine
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Dr V.K Chhabra,president of the Haemophilic Welfare Society ,said in a press note issued today that vaccination for hepatitis-B would be given free of cost to haemophilic patients on Sunday at Government College for Boys.


College annual athletics meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — The annual athletics meet of Government Postgraduate College, Sector 46, was held today. It was inaugurated by Director, CSIO, Mr R.P. Bajpayee, and closing function was presided over by Mr Vijay Sehgal, Editor, Dainik Tribune. Maj D.P. Singh welcomed the chief guests.

India must have electronic shooting ranges: coach
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10  — Sanjay Chakraverty, the coach of shooting Olympian Anjali Ved Pathak, came all the way from Mumbai to have interaction with budding youngsters here at the Sector 25 Patiali ki Rao shooting range today. He came at the invitation of Chandigarh Rifle Association.

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