Wednesday, February 28, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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MC budget thwarted in House
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — A determined BJP-SAD opposition, which commands a clear majority in the 29-member Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today thwarted a bid by the ruling Congress to push through the annual budget estimates for the year 2001-2002 at a stormy meeting of the House held here today.

Panel to appoint CE today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Department Promotion Committee (DPC) will meet here tomorrow to appoint a Chief Engineer of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), a few days before the new Chairman joins the board.

Repeated births as bad as abortions: IPPF chief
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — “No woman wants to undergo an abortion but desperation drives her to commit such an act. While abortions are terrible, repeated births are equally bad for the health of women and we are doing our bit to eliminating their pain,’’ Ms Angela Gomez, President of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), said here today.




Spring is in the air!

EDEN GARDEN: Spring paints the botanical gardens of Panjab University, Chandigarh, in colours of joy.
EDEN GARDEN: Spring paints the botanical gardens of Panjab University, Chandigarh, in colours of joy.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

‘No misuse of funds at PU’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — At present there is no complaint pending against misuse of amalgamated funds in any college affiliated to Panjab University in the college branch. This has been pointed out in an official note of Panjab University, which comes up during the ongoing debate of a high-level committee meeting on subjects of misuse of amalgamated funds and service conditions, besides others.

Special post created by PSEB to favour candidate
SAS NAGAR, Feb 27 — Controversy refuses to die down in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Despite a ban on fresh recruitment and creation of posts by the Punjab Government, the board authorities have created a regular post of an Officer-on-Special Duty (OSD) to the Chairman. The regular post, earlier on contractual basis, had been created allegedly to benefit a specific candidate.


Free’ energy from solar tubewells
DERA BASSI, Feb 27 — In a scheme to harness solar energy to meet the needs of the agriculture sector, the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) will sink 25 solar energy tubewells, against the sanctioned strength of 40 in this subdivision for irrigation purposes.

‘Only independent women can exercise rights’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — “Society is to be blamed for the gruesome practice of female foeticide, killing of new born girls, through poisoning, throttling, plain starvation or neglect. Preference for a son over a daughter seems to be accepted behaviour”, said the Advisor to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, while speaking at a symposium on female foeticide here today.

Five veterans of 1962, 1971 wars get allotment letters
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Five war veterans of the 1962 Indo-China war and the 1971 Indo-Pak war today received allotment letters of Chandigarh Housing Board dwelling units allotted out of turn by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd).

IT raid on sanitary dealer
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — A team of the local office of the Income Tax Department today raided the shop and residence of a sanitaryware dealer Kushi Ram and Sons in Sector 26, well-placed sources said.

Tentative seniority list for house allotment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Haryana House Allotment Committee today prepared a tentative seniority list for the allotment of Type IV and Type V government houses to eligible state government employees at Panchkula and Sector 39-B, Chandigarh.


Goods stolen
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Three cases of burglary have been reported in the city during the past 24 hours.
Electronic goods worth several thousands of rupees were stolen from a shop in Sector 22-B. Mr Vinod Sharma, owner of popular Electronics, has reported that a Panasonic video cassette player, an Akai VCP, a VCD player, one Sony Cordless telephone and one Casio digital diary have been stolen. 

Police questioning all sources
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The city police has its hands full with investigations on into the two recent murders, one of Mrs Pritha Singh on February 18 and the other of Mrs Prem Lata Soni on February 26 at her Sector 32 residence.


400 MCM students get prizes from Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — As many as 400 students of the Sector 36 MCM DAV College for Women received prizes and certificates from the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at the annual prize-distribution function of the college here today. The Administrator, in his address, told students that their character would shape their destiny. He said the administration was trying to create employment avenues for the youth here by promoting information technology.

Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, after their annual prize-distribution function on Tuesday.  — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Nagaland students call on Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — A batch of students from Mokokchung district of Nagaland who are on visit to Chandigarh under North Eastern School Students Cultural Exchange Programme of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, today called on the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at Punjab Raj Bhavan.

Losar celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Dharamshala-based NGO, ‘Students for Free Tibet’ in collaboration with Regional Tibet Youth Congress (Chandigarh Chapter), celebrated Losar — Tibetan New Year, in Valmiki Bhavan, Sector 24, Chandigarh.

Regular pay scales recommended for NET cleared teachers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The UGC NET cleared teachers, teaching in the affiliated colleges of Panjab University, should be paid the regular pay scales in additions to other payable benefits.


Plea to remove judge advocate rejected
CHANDIGARH, Fe 27 — Defence counsel in Major Maneesh Bhatnagar’s trial today questioned the basis of the accused being brought to trial when no adverse remarks were made against him by any witness during the court of inquiry and the subsequent hearing of charges and recording of the summary of evidence (SOE).

Pritha murder case: police remand for accused
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Mohammad Sallauddin, an accused in the Pritha murder case, was produced in the court of the Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Justice Naval Kumar, here today, and sent to the police remand till March 2.

HC directive to city police
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Directing the Senior Superintendent of Chandigarh police to look into a complaint submitted by a Sector 18 resident before filing a petition for registering a case against his mother and other relatives, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked him to take necessary action in accordance with the law.


Sanjeev Kumar’s work on display at Art Folio, Sector 9, Chandigarh on Tuesday.Epistolary paintings explore possibilities
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The concept which Sanjeev Kumar has worked on may not be entirely new, but it has certainly been projected in a form which is novel in its own right. On the surface, the works now on display at the Sector 9 Art Folio are strange in form and meaning. They reflect a certain mystery basic to all existence. There are colours galore and each colour has been employed to convey a specific theme. The beauty of works lies in the fact that when viewed with a little sensitivity, they open up to embrace the viewer. Instantly, the black and white spiral, —the reigning complexity of some relationships, and the persisting purity in some others, starts making sense.


Health camp at Rajiv Colony
PANCHKULA, Feb 27 — A multi-speciality health camp was organised by the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) at Rajiv Colony in Sector 16 on the occasion of the visit of the President of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Ms Angela Gomez, here today.

Anti-TB campaign launched
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Keeping in view of the health problems presented by the ever growing menace of TB in the slums of the UT, Chandigarh Administration in association with the Department of Community Medicine, GMCH, Sector 32 and the Department of Chest and Tuberculosis, launched a special project, here today.


Annual sport meet
SAS NAGAR, Feb 27 — Sant Isher Singh Model Senior Secondary School here organised its annual sport meet yesterday. More than 800 students took part in it.


Presentation on IT park
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The second and final presentation of top consultants to guide the Chandigarh Administration through its proposed hi-tech Information Technology park project was made today. After seeing and sifting through the presentations the Administration will be shortly making a selection of a consultant.


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