Thursday, February 22, 2001,
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Main suspect in Pruthi case held
Hunt on for two accomplices
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The local police today claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the investigation of the sensational murder of a Sector 10 housewife Pruthi Singh on Sunday.

City to have petrol station marts soon
Admn identifies 27 stations for land allottment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — In a major move that will change petrol stations into places offering varied services other than just dispensing petrol or diesel, the Chandigarh Administration is drawing up a scheme to allot additional land to petrol pumps to house sophisticated workshops, house bank ATM’s and shops selling items of daily use.

Shivratri celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — “Shivratri” was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in Chandigarh and surrounding areas here today. Thousands of devotees thronged various temples in the city to offer prayers to Lord Shiva since early morning and offered fruits and milk to the “Shivlinga”. 





Celina gives away NIFD awards
CHANDIGARH, February 20 — For the 600 budding designers passing out of the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) this year, the day could not have dawned better.

Woes of temporary library assistants
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — That work experience means increase in salary and other service benefits and is an accepted norm everywhere. But things are different in Panjab University. As after getting a salary of over Rs 8,000 for more than a year, at least seven librarians are now being paid only Rs 4,000 since January 2000.


Police wireless meet begins
PANCHKULA, Feb 21 — Revived after a gap of four years, the New Millennium All India Police Wireless Meet 2001 started at the Basic Training Centre of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Bhanu, near here today.

Unique paper cutting art
CHANDIGARH, February 21 Prabal Pramanik, the only master artist of Devasthankala, a traditional art of paper cutting, chose to settle in the sleepy Himachal village of Bhamalad, about 40 km from Pathankot, even while there was no water and electricity supply in the area.

Istri Satsang Sabha donates Rs 50,000
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 —Members of the Sector 8 Gurdwara Patshahi 10 Istri Satsang Sabha turned yet another leaf in its book of service towards suffering and ailing humanity. Members of the sabha turned up at The Tribune office today to deposit a cheque for Rs 50,000 to the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Shivalikview roundabout best
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The CITCO roundabout near Hotel Shivalikview has been declared the best roundabout in the competitions held as part of the Festival of Gardens scheduled to be held from February 23.

Vibrant daffodils smile
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — March brings breezes sharp and shrill, shakes the dancing daffodils. The pleasure of watching this flower of the hills grow in your small backyard would indeed be great, and especially so if you have been nurturing the plant for a good five months.

Angel’s Whisper, a daffodil species rarely found in this region, blooms in a house in Sector 8, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photo
Angel’s Whisper, a daffodil species rarely found in this region, blooms in a house in Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Discovery of India on three-wheeler
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — Three Swiss youngsters have found a unique way of travelling in India by a three-wheeler. The trio — Ms Martina Elsa, Mr Bruno Bass and Mr Daniel Banziger — who landed in New Delhi last month, had already travelled over 500 km in Delhi, UP and Himachal, besides Chandigarh in the three-wheeler purchased by them from New Delhi.

Prof Yashpal to open seminar
CHANDIGARH, February 21 — Professor Yashpal, Scientist Emeritus and a former Chairman of the University Grants Commission, will formally inaugurate the three-day workshop-cum-symposium on "Information technology for social sciences" at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here tomorrow.


15 kg opium seized
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The local police arrested a resident of Bhiwani with 15 kg of opium from the Inter State Bus Terminus, Sector 43, this afternoon.

PU hostel intruder brought to city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The local police brought Aporv Singh, who had reportedly intruded in one of the Panjab University Girls Hostel, to the city on a transit remand till February 22 from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh this evening. 

14-yr-old nabbed with stolen goods
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — A 14-year-old boy was caught by the police while he was decamping with cash worth Rs 19,000, a camera and a watch from a residence in Sector 21.

Couple booked for threatening official
LALRU, Feb 21 — The police has booked a former Chairperson of Dera Bassi Block Samiti and her husband, general secretary of the Block Congress Committee, both residents of Bai Majra village for threatening a government servant, near here today.


Mamta case: CBI to name probe official
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The officer who will inquire into the allegations against Punjab’s Additional Director General of Police Mr B.P. Tiwari in the Mamta Sharma case will be nominated by the Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, Delhi.

Burail Jail courtroom jalis to be removed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — Permitting the removal of iron jalis attached to the grills in the makeshift courtroom at Model Jail in Burail village, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that no one would be allowed to enter the courtroom with weapons, including fire arms.

SSPs to file affidavits in kidnapping case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — Mr Justice Amar Datt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed Mr R.L. Bhagat, former SSP, Ludhiana, and the present SSP, Ludhiana, to file detailed affidavit relating to the allegations made by Mr Budh Prakash Walia, a resident of Ludhiana, alleging false implication in a child kidnapping case in view of his enmity with the SP, Khanna.

Forum orders repayment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The UT Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Amrit Agencies, Madhya Marg, to take back the water purifier of a city resident and pay him the deposited amount and compensation for harassment.


Cyanide begins with ghazal concert
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — A ghazal concert by Shamim Iqbal was the inaugurating event for the ‘Cyanide’, the techno-cultural festival of the Department of Chemistry, at Panjab University here today.

Grandeur of Shiva
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The root of works, which were on view at the Government Museum and Art Gallery today, lies in divinity. The source, as spills from every frame which the artist has created, is Lord Shiva. Just as one entered the exhibition hall, one could smell the inspiration which had driven the artist so. There could not have been a better occasion to open this exhibition than on the Mahashivratri day today.

Charity show
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — “The Zeppelin,” a group of old students of St Annes, performed at a charity music and dance extravaganza organised by the St Annes Old Students Association, at the school for Gujarat earthquake relief. They collected about Rs 20,000 from this show.


Andy Ram hopes to do well
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — One needs to be mentally tough on the court, says Andy Ram of Israel, who is here to take part in the ATP Challengers tennis meet in progress at the CLTA courts.

Nauch suggests strokes to golfers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — In yet another effort to satisfy the impulsive desire of the Chandigarhians ‘to live with golf’, the Chandigarh Golf Association has invited Mr Richard Nauch, a golf teaching professional from the USA, to supplement its golf teaching efforts for the benefit of its members.

Basketball meet begins today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 21 — The senior Chandigarh basketball championship for men and women will begin tomorrow at the Sector 7 sports complex. Teams have been divided into two pools.


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