Thursday, February 15, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Love birds take over city for a day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Youngsters of the city celebrated Valentine’s Day with usual hoopla, like they have been doing in the past few years. The UT police was spread all over the city to contain hooligans. However, this did not deter the city youth from exchanging flowers or rushing to Panchkula for dating.Chasing love: Cupid can strike anywhere, even in the middle of the road, especially on Valentine’s Day in Chandigarh.

Chasing love: Cupid can strike anywhere, even in the middle of the road, especially on Valentine’s Day in Chandigarh. This picture was taken on the geri route by Pradeep Tewari on Wednesday.

Sector 44 resident murdered in broad daylight
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — A 55-year-old man was reportedly murdered at his Sector 44 residence in broad-daylight here today. Inspite of the victim’s cries for help, the neighbours who heard them chose to stay away.

Share market ‘can’t create jobs’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14“It is very difficult to change the face of the state,” says former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Mr Chandra Shekhar, maintaining that from problems, it had changed to the emotions of the people with caste, religion and region becoming important issues.



No-holds-barred battle in the offing
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — A fierce, no-holds-barred fight is in the offing for the prestigious Chandigarh Club which goes to the polls on March 3 for the annual election of its president and other office-bearers.

Residents oppose MC notices on removal of cantilevers
Senior Deputy Mayor threatens resignation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, today assured that the issue of removal of cantilevers before issuing no objection certificates raised by MC officials in the notices served to Mani Majra residents, will not be considered at least in case of the old houses.

Rs 2.11 lakh donated to Gujarat Relief Fund
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Influenced by contributions made by Major Surat Singh Sandhu (retd), residents of Ballian village in Sangrur district, and also by senior citizens of Phase IV of SAS Nagar Welfare Society , as highlighted in the columns of The Tribune, shopkeepers of the Sector 18 -D market and the Joint Dasehra Committee of Sectors 7 and 18 today contributed Rs 2.11 lakh to the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.


ADA offers 100 acre to Infosys
SHINGARIWALA (Kharar), Feb 14 — To woo Infosys, a software company, the Anandgarh Development Authority  has offered land in two months using Section 17 (Emergency) of Land Acquisition Act 1894, here. Sources in ADA claimed that Infosys will let them know about their decision in the “next few days”.

UPSC to select new city Chief Engineer
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Union Public Service Commission has agreed to hold an interview to select a Chief Engineer for the Chandigarh Administration on March 30. The present incumbent, Mr R.K. Jain, a deputationist from Haryana, retires on March 31.

PUDA to have public cos. as partners
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today claimed to have initiated a process to enter into (strategic partnership) with reputed public companies in the housing sector

RLUs added to phone exchanges
DERA BASSI, Feb 14 — Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today added a 2000-remote line units to the Zirakpur telephone exchange and 1000-RLUs to the local exchange.


Minor girl abducted
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — A resident of Ram Darbar, Phase I, reported to the police that Raju, a resident of the area, abducted his minor daughter from his residence on Monday night here.

Golden Forests CMD gets bail
LALRU, Feb 14 — The Chief Managing Director of the Golden Forests group of companies, Mr R.K. Syal and the Vice-Chairperson, Ms Pomila Syal, were granted bail by Ms Harpreet Kaur, Judicial Magistrate of Rajpura yesterday.


A novel experience for Kashmir students
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — A group of 30 school students from remote areas of Kashmir left for Patiala yesterday at the end of their 5-day visit to Chandigarh and its surrounding areas. As a part of Project Jyoti - 2001, the excursion is being conducted by the Army’s Victor Force under the aegis of Headquarters 15 Corps.

‘Teaching poses no challenge in India’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Teaching courses in Indian universities rarely pose intellectual challenges. Teaching here has been typically uncomplicated and not-challenging. Teaching courses here make only a limited contribution towards enhancing the status of teaching.

NTT students excel
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Nursery Teachers’ Training (NTT) course being conducted by the Institute of Vocational Studies, under the auspices of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Education Foundation, has achieved 100 percent result in its first semester examinations.


Notice of motion to MCC
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — On a petition filed by a house building society alleging contempt of court, Ms Justice Bakhshish Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Bail denied in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel, today dismissed the bail plea of a resident of New Delhi, Rakesh Arora, in a case of cheating, a criminal breach of the trust and forgery.

Reply against partners
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — Partners in the management body of Vivek Nursery School has filed a reply in the court of the UT Additional District and Session Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar. The Judge later adjourned the case till February 15.

Anbros directed to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has directed Anbros Motors to pay compensation to a city resident. The complainant, Mr Om Parkash Seth, had filed a complaint before the forum that he had purchased a Kinetic DX scooter of blue colour from Anbros Motors Mani Majra, for Rs 33,750. 

Mayor listens to grievances
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, made a beginning of the “Aap ke Dwar” programme by visiting Mani Majra and surrounding areas today to personally listen to grievances of residents of the area and provide them necessary solutions.


26 girls recommended for training
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — As many as 26 girls were recommended for final selection at the Sports Authority of India, Sector 18 Sports Training Centre, for admission to various disciplines, athletics, basketball, volleyball and hockey, by Mr Jasbir Singh, the newly appointed Regional Director In charge, at the NSNC, SAI, Sector 42.


MC to take action against liquor vend owners
CHANDIGARH, Feb 14 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to tighten its noose over the liquor vends operating on MC land. The MC has issued notices to those liquor vend owners who have not paid the ground rent till date.

MC to extend privatisation scheme
SAS NAGAR, Feb 14 — The local Municipal Council has finalised a plan to extend the scheme on the privatisation of sanitation work to new areas.

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