Wednesday, February 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Revised budget passed with Rs 146.58 crore outlay
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh passed the Rs 146.58 crore budget for the year 2001-02 today. The committee had met under the charge of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal.

How Punjab, Haryana missed IT revolution
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13An American computer giant which was scared by the Punjab militant violence into changing the location of its proposed IT unit from Chandigarh to Bangalore nearly 16 years ago may have led to the whole of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh to miss the first phase of the IT revolution now sweeping the South.

Washington Consensus 'pretext to privatise'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13The need for introspection on how India can evolve a strategy to redefine the role of the state so that the doctrine of self-reliance and the philosophy behind public ownership are not lost sight of at the altar of globalisation was stressed by Prof S.K. Goyal.

Valentine's DayRose thieves bloom on Valentine’s Day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — This might sound strange, but roses are not always synonymous with a good time — ask employees of the Horticulture Department who are guarding Rose Garden from flower thieves who strike on Valentine’s Day.



Music to set the tone on Valentine’s Day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13The much-awaited day is here, and after all the preparations are through, the only thing which remains to be seen is which place is the best to suit the enthusiastic moods. The city clubs do not seem to have risen to the occasion, with none of them planning any bash tomorrow.

No holiday in any college
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — With no holiday in any college of the city tomorrow, the all-girls and coeducational colleges here have made special arrangements for maintaining order on the campus on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.

Cops ready for V-day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Hooliganism on the city roads for the past three years on Valentine’s Day has forced the police to prepare for a hectic day tomorrow.

NGO adopts 25 quake-hit villages
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13Lions Gujarat Earthquake Committee has adopted 25 villages in Bachau taluka in Kutch district. The committee, headed by Lion Rohit C. Mehta, Past International President, envisages a rehabilitation programme of building pucca dwellings for 5,000 families with the cooperation of like-minded organisations at a cost of Rs 16.5 crore.

Ms Cheema is St John’s Principal
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — In a major break from the past, a non-Christian has been appointed as Principal of St John’s High School, a top Christian educational institution of Chandigarh.

Councillors protest against the water and sewerage tariff hike in front of the civic body office in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday.Dharna by municipal councillors
SAS NAGAR, Feb 13 — Municipal councillors belonging to the opposition group and representatives of some local resident welfare associations sat on a one-day dharna in front of the council office in Phase 7 here today.

Councillors protest against the water and sewerage tariff hike in front of the civic body office in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

14 jhuggis gutted
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Property worth Rs 1.5 lakh, mostly household belongings, were destroyed when 14 jhuggis were gutted in a major fire which broke out in the area near Gursagar Gurdwara, near the Sukhna Lake, this morning.


More women into jobs now
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — If you thought the number working women in the city was high, take a fresh look. The data available with the Census Department says only 10.39 per cent of the city women are working. However, city women do more work than their counterparts in Punjab or Haryana where just 4.40 per cent and 7.36 per cent of the women, respectively, work.

No decision on Anandgarh land prices
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Amidst a boycott call given by the Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, held a meeting of the district land price fixation committee to discuss the prices for the land to be acquired for Anandgarh, here yesterday.

Molesters transferred by Local Govt Dept
SAS NAGAR, Feb 13 — In connection with the case of a clerk and junior assistant of the local civic body allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman colleague in October last, the Local Government Department, Punjab, today ordered the transfer of the accused employees, Bhupinder and Suresh, to the Octroi Wing with immediate effect.

Unplanned railings drain exchequer
SAS NAGAR, Feb 13 — It is no more a city of concrete. Instead, it would be accurate to describe this urban conglomerate as a “city of iron railings”, with mindless erection of tonnes of mild-steel railing along road berms and other open spaces.

More buses to ply from Sector 43 ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — In order to ease congestion at the ISBT, Sector 17, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to run more buses from the Sector 43 ISBT from Thursday. More than 400 buses will be running from here between 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monkey menace in Sector 9
PANCHKULA, Feb 13 — Old age, it seems has not withered away the mischievousness of this monkey. Though the monkey has lost its teeth and is unable to chew hard things, it has become a menace for residents of Sector 9 here.

Kangra resident missing
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Karam Chand, a 60-year-old man, is reportedly missing since February 1 after he went for a morning walk, from here. He had come from Kangra, for treatment at the PGI and was staying at his son-in-law’s residence in Sector 4.


ASI arrested on corruption charge
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — An Assistant Sub Inspector has been arrested by the police on charges of corruption. He was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,8,00 from a businessman in Sector 18-C market last night.

Four cases of theft, robbery in city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Of the four cases of theft and robbery reported during the past 24 hours, a Maruti car, bearing registration number PB-58A-2995, was reportedly stolen from the residence of the owner, Navneet Singh, in Sector 34-D on the intervening night of February 11 and 12.


Civil Services (Prelim) Exam on May 20
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) plans to hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on May 20 in 41 cities throughout the country.

ITI students block traffic
KHARAR, Feb 13 — Vehicular traffic on the Kharar-Kurali highway remained suspended for about one hour this morning when girl students of Government ITI Kharar blocked the road near the bus stand in support of their demands. The students raised anti-government slogans.


Six-month RI in adulteration case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, yesterday sentenced a resident of Ropar, Baljit Singh, to six months' rigorous imprisonment under the Food Adulteration Act.

Illegal lifting of top soil from shamlat land stayed
PANCHKULA, Feb 13 — The ‘illegal’ lifting of soil from the shamlat land in Ramgarh village, about 7 km from here, by a contractor of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, has been stayed by a local court.


Slum children to be vaccinated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh has decided to administer typhoid vaccines to children below 6 years of age in the slum areas of the city free of cost under the Central Government’s Swaran Jayanti Shahiri Rozgar Yojana.


City cop best shooter in all-India meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Constable Holinder Singh of the Chandigarh police won the medal for being the best shooter in the pistol shooting event of the 44th All-India Police Duty Meet at Indore recently. This is for the first time that someone of the Chandigarh police has won this medal.

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