Wednesday, March 28, 2001,
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How PGI is blowing its green cover
Chandigarh, March 27
The continuous felling of ‘simbal’, ‘sheeshum’, ‘kikar’ and ‘eucalyptus’ trees over the past few months on the PGI campus has begun to threaten the environment of this institute.

A stump tells the story of “illegal” felling of trees in the past weekend on the PGI campus A stump tells the story of “illegal” felling of trees in the past weekend on the PGI campus, Chandigarh.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Banks to remain open on April 3
Holiday bonanza awaits govt staff
Chandigarh, March 27
All banks will be open on April 3, revising an earlier decision to keep them closed on that day for the annual closure of their accounts as a holiday bonanza awaits government employees in the entire region with Himachal Pradesh heading the list with nine holidays in the first fortnight of the new financial year.

City population crosses 9-lakh mark
Chandigarh, March 27
The City has crossed the 9-lakh mark if the provisional population figures are any indication.




Police steps up vigil at places of worship
Chandigarh, March 27
In wake of the recent incidents of creating communal trouble in various cities of Punjab, the UT Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, today held a meeting of all Sub-Divisional Police Officers and the Station House Officers to assess the law and order situation and asked them to keep a strict vigil on all places of worship.

MC challans encroachers
Chandigarh, March 27
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in their drive today issued nearly 100 challans to rehri-phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching public corridoors and MC land in Sectors 17, 19, 22, 34, 35 and Industrial Area, Phase-I.

5 shortlisted as IT project consultants
Chandigarh, March 27
After sifting through the presentations made by 19 companies, the Chandigarh Administration today shortlisted five companies for the selection of a consultant to the Administration for its information technology project and the IT park.

Lensmen strike work in region
Chandigarh, March 27
Photo studios and shops in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh kept their shutters down today.

Annie’s promise: a model from India
Chandigarh, March 27
You just cannot miss those finely blended Bengali and Malayali charms that make Annie Thomas what she is. Her race to stardom did not begin early in life, but her positive approach finally took her places. After making a mark in the world of modelling and glamour, the Miss India World 1998 has now received an enviable offer from the Paris-based Metropolitan modelling company.


Politicians support CHB residents’ demands
Chandigarh, March 27
The CHB Residents Federation, an apex body of 33 welfare associations, today got a shot in the arm when local political parties supported their long-pending demands

PUDA reserves plots for martyrs’ families
SAS Nagar, March 27
Expressing solidarity with the Kargil martyrs, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has reserved at least 10 per cent of the plots for the families of the martyrs in its urban estates. The beneficiaries will be allowed to select any available plot of the authority throughout the state.

3,500 take part in rally for recruitment 
Chandigarh, March 27
Thousands of youths thronged the Sector 7 sports complex on the first day of a recruitment rally being organised by the Army. The Army is recruiting soldiers for general duty as well as for clerical duties.

Power cuts hit life
SAS Nagar, March 27
The effect of low generation of power at all hydroelectric projects in Punjab is badly affecting the normal life in the town and its peripheral areas as unscheduled power cuts continue throughout the day. A major causalty of the shortage of power has been the industrial activity.


23-year-old woman of Palsora commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 27
A 23-year-old married woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her Palsora Colony residence last night. The suicide became known only in the morning today when a brother-in-law of the deceased, Jagdish, came in the house to check why the baby was crying.

  • Burglaries

  • Theft

  • Accident

  • Woman assaulted

  • Suicide attempted


A section of the students with their degrees at the 33rd annual convocation of Government Home Science College
A section of the students with their degrees at the 33rd annual convocation of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

91 get home science degrees
Chandigarh, March 27
The 33rd annual prize giving function and convocation of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, was held here today. As many as 91 graduate and postgraduate students were awarded degrees.

Retirement order quashed
Chandigarh, March 27
Allowing a writ petition, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the notice and order retiring a Haryana Sub-Inspector compulsorily.

  • Labourers ‘freed’

  • Distress sale of paddy

GCM: cross-examination of Brig concludes
Chandigarh, March 27
The defence today finished with the cross-examination of a former Commander of 70 Infantry Brigade, Brig Devinder Singh. The Brigadier testified before the general court martial that Major Maneesh Bhatnagar, who is being tried for disobedience, had started preparations for inducting his company at base Point 5203 for an impending assault after being briefed on June 15.

Doctor seeks quashing of PGI decision
Chandigarh, March 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for April 18 on a petition filed by Dr K.P. Singh for quashing the decision taken by the PGI’s governing body rejecting his selection for the post of Assistant Professor in Endocrinology allegedly on the basis of information supplied by former Director B.K. Sharma.

Acquitted in excise case
Chandigarh, March 27
The UT Judicial Magistrate( First Class) today acquitted Suman, a resident of Colony No 5, in a case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

  • Judicial remand

The mess that is District Courts complex
Chandigarh, March 27
The spacious building of the district courts complex, built only a few years ago, appears to have become a victim of official neglect. Lack of public utility services like telephone services and unhygenic conditions prevailing in the courts complex are creating problems for visitors here.


Free camp to test osteoporosis
Chandigarh, March 27
A free camp to test osteoporosis was held in Sector 30 by a pharmaceutical company yesterday in which Dr Manuj Chabbra examined more than 100 patients with the help of a bone mineral densitometer.


Bathinda men clinch volleyball title
Chandigarh, March 27
Bathinda surprised Patiala to wrap the volleyball (men’s) title in the Markfed Sports meet, which concluded here this evening. Patiala had yesterday sailed into the finals by virtue of the fine performance of its star player, Hardaljit Singh Bains, who gave a tough fight to Bathinda before bowing down at 15-25, 25-19, 25-6, in a three-game thriller. 

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