Tuesday, March 6, 2001,
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Admn fixes conversion rates
From leasehold to freehold
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — In a major decision, the Chandigarh Administration has allowed General Power of Attorney holders to get residential property changed to their own names by first paying a fixed conversion charge and also 12.5 per cent of the present market value as stamp duty.

75 Confed employees arrested
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — As many as 75 employees of Confed were arrested by the police after they disrupted the normal flow of traffic and raised slogans against the management. They were booked under Sections 107 and 151 of the Cr P.C. and were later reportedly released on bail.

Canadian MPs to visit city
CHANDIGARH, March 5 The visit of a nine-member all-party Canadian Parliamentary delegation led by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Mrs Elinor Caplan, to the city on March 7 has assumed tremendous importance amidst speculation that the City Trade Office of the Canadian High Commission may be upgraded to a visa office.


  Badal, Jacob greet Muslims on Id
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), and the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today extended heartiest felicitations to all people on the eve of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid).

MC office fire not due to short circuit, says report
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — In a report, Subdivisional Magistrate (Central) has held that the fire in the Municipal Corporation building on December 5 was caused either due to negligence of an official or was an act of sabotage by an outsider, according to sources.

PU undergraduate exams from April 4
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The Panjab University undergraduate examinations for the session 2000-2001 will commence from April 4 this year. Releasing the datesheets of various examinations here today, the university has this time also mentioned the tentative date of declaration of result on the top of the datesheets.

Lecturers resent teachers’ exam duty in colleges
SAS NAGAR, March 5 — Resentment is brewing up among college lecturers against a move by the Punjab School Education Board to put the senior secondary school-level teachers on examination duty in centres located in colleges during the annual examination of the board beginning from March 12.




Cops gear up for Holi
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The Chandigarh police has made elaborate arrangements to avoid any untoward incident on Holi. A total of 700 police personnel will be deployed at strategic points to avoid any incidents of hooliganism.

PU geologist to probe crack
PANCHKULA, March 5 — Terming the two-inch wide crack on the surface of the earth, discovered last night at Nada choe, which sent the district administration in a tizzy as “a natural phenomenon”, geologists from Panjab University said they would need a little more study of the area to determine the exact cause of the crack, here today.

New Chd-Panchkula bridge opened
PANCHKULA, March 5 — The opening of the new Chandigarh-Panchkula bridge, last night to the public has come as a relief to commuters, harassed by choking traffic at peak hours. It has also eased the traffic situation on the busy road, frequented not only by city residents and those in Panchkula but also by people on their way to Himachal Pradesh.

Sec 15 market to have proper parking place
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — There is some good news for the residents of Sector 15, who have been demanding a proper parking place in front of the rehri market since long. The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, during his visit to the sector market today as part of the ‘Mayor- aap ke dwar’ programme directed the officials to reduce the width of the existing berm to make space available for parking and recarpet the same.

Goa at Red Bishop
PANCHKULA, March 5 — Talk of Goa and the first thing that strikes the mind is exotic beaches, coupled with peaceful strains of music. All that Goa is about could be witnessed live at Red Bishop which came alive with the renowned music band, Static Glow, which poured out the best in Goan, Spanish and Portugese music.

Annie Thomas to hold modelling workshop
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The city will shortly play host to former Miss India Annie Thomas who will be here for about eight days on a professional tour. Annie has been engaged by a city-based audio-visual production house to impart training in modelling.

Workshop on photo-journalism
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Mr Peter May of the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany, will organise a four-day workshop on photo-journalism at the Chandigarh Press Club from March 7.

Functions to mark Women’s Day
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The Chandigarh police is planning a series of functions to mark the celebrations for the International Women’s Day on March 8 and is also planning to make its personnel aware of the rights and plight of the women.

Holi milan samaroh
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — A Holi milan samaroh was organised by the Purvanchal Welfare Association at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, here on Sunday. The programme was presented by members of the association from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. Bhojpuri song and dance were the main attraction of the day.

Licence a must for insurance agents
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Private insurers definitely have a tough task ahead for there aren’t many licence-holding agents.

Residents submit memorandum
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — A delegation of the LIG Residents Welfare Association, Sector 41-D, led by Mr R.K. Mann and Mr S.K. Juneja, president and general secretary, respectively, met the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, on Monday to draw his attention to the problems being faced by them.


Woman dupes boutique owner
SAS NAGAR, March 5 — She stays in a locality for a week or so. Builds confidence in her “victims” through references and make purchases, even bread and butter, on credit. Pays shopkeepers through cheques but disappears before it bounces. Several residents of the town, including a vegetable vendor, have fallen prey.

Young man commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — A young man, Mr Baldev Singh, is alleged to have committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his Phase IX, Mohalli, residence here this morning. It is learnt that Baldev Singh was rushed to the PGI at around 9:30 am, but he died in the hospital after around three hours.

Kinetic stolen on pretext of test-drive
PANCHKULA, March 5 — To advertise for the “sale” your vehicle in any newspaper has become an open offer to vehicle thieves in Panchkula. This proved true when an unidentified woman, in her mid twenties, reached a Sector 9 house and took away a Kinetic scooter on the pretext of a test ride on Saturday afternoon.

Lawyer detained
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — In yet another case of an alleged assault of an advocate by the SAS Nagar police, Mr Rajesh Sharma, a practising advocate in district courts here, was allegedly detained illegally in the Phase 8 police station in SAS Nagar.


Involve NCC cadets in disaster preparedness plans: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator , Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (Retd), today stressed the need for involving NCC cadets in disaster preparedness plans in order to train them to deal with natural calamities.

VC gives away prizes to 100 students
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, gave away prizes to more than 100 students of the Department of Correspondence Studies, of the university at the annual prize distribution (academic) function of the department held at the campus here today.

Students of Government College for Men, Sector 11, at the annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh on Monday.Govt college annual function held
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Government College, Sector 11 held its annual prize distribution function at the college here today. Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, UT, was the chief guest and gave away prizes to more than 300 students.
Students of Government College for Men, Sector 11, at the annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


Central sanction not needed
Prosecution of 5 cops
CHANDIGARH, March 5The Punjab and Haryana High Court today held that the Central Government’s sanction for prosecuting five Punjab Police personnel in an encounter case was not necessary as the alleged act had not been performed during the discharge of their official duty.

2-year RI in cheating case
CHANDIGARH, March 5— Sham Lal, a resident of Sector 40, was sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment, today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Mahender Singh, in a case of cheating. The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 420, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, on June 17, 1995, in police station.

Lawyers oppose Civil Procedure (Amend) Bill
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The provisions of the Civil Procedure (Amendments) Bill 2000, which concerns examination of witness, right to file letters patents appeal, revisional jurisdiction of the high court, provisions for formulating terms of settlement by the court and empowering the court to issue directions to applicants seeking interim injunction, were strongly opposed by lawyers in a seminar held here.


Seraiki Mushaira held
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — A kaleidoscope of emotions came alive through the words of the poets who gathered at Punjab Kala Bhavan to participate in the Seraiki/Multani Mushaira , organised by the Federation of Migrant Groups from the North-West India (now in Pakistan) here today.



Stone of hospital block laid
SAS NAGAR, March 5 — The foundation stone of the extension block of the local Civil Hospital was laid here today by the Ropar Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajinder Singh Sagoo.

Ayurveda branch opened
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — With a view to cure chronic ailments, the Santhigiri Ayurveda and Siddha Vaidyasala has opened its branch at Panchkula, near here.


Anu among hockey probables
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Anu Kumari, a trainee of Sports Authority of India, Sports Training Centre, Sector 18, figures in the 21-member list of Indian women hockey probables announced by Indian Women’s Hockey Federation.

Plan to promote sports in schools
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The UT Education Department is taking steps to promote sports in a big way from the next academic session. A survey of play grounds in the schools is being carried out currently.

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