Thursday, March 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Anandgarh project notification quashed
Chandigarh, March 28
In a major setback to the Badal government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a landmark judgement today set aside the notifications acquiring over 10,500 acres in 29 villages to develop the new town of Anandgarh because the “site was not selected in accordance with law” and the impugned notifications “do not conform to the requirements of the statute”.


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A video graph showing the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch VehicleGSLV fails to take off
Sriharikota, March 28
The first experimental flight to carry a communication satellite that could have put India in the reckoning for a multibillion dollar business failed to take off today.

A video graph showing the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on fire seconds after it ignited for lift-off on Wednesday. 
—AFP photo

SGPC to present 181 cr budget
Deficit to be adjusted from gurdwara savings
Amritsar, March 28
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee will pass a budget of Rs 181 crore during its general house meeting at Teja Singh Samundary Hall, here on March 30. The budget will leave a deficit of more than Rs 6 crore which will be adjusted from the savings of respective historical gurdwaras and the SGPC.




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CBI freezes 5 bank accounts of V. George, kin
New Delhi, March 28
The CBI has frozen five bank accounts, having a total deposits of Rs 29 lakh, of Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s Personal Secretary Vincent George and his family members in connection with the case of possession of assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

BJP has ‘shut doors’ on Trinamool
Kolkata, March 28
Within a fortnight of Ms Mamata Banerjee withdrawing from the NDA, the BJP-Trinamool electoral alliance in West Bengal today struck a virtual dead end with the BJP declaring it had shut doors on the TC and was preparing to field candidates in most of the 294 seats in the coming assembly elections.


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Dabwali tragedy: 3 get 2-yr RI
Ambala, March 28
The Special Magistrate for CBI cases in Haryana, Mr A.K. Tyagi, today sentenced three persons to two years’ rigorous imprisonment in one of India’s worst fire tragedies at Dabwali, which had claimed 441 lives.

IYC chief hurt in lathi charge
Chandigarh, March 28
The President of the Indian Youth Congress, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, was admitted to the PGI with injuries, after he along with hundreds of Congress workers was lathi-charged by the police here today.

Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, President, Indian Youth Congress, who was injured in a lathi charge, at the PGI in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, President, Indian Youth Congress, who was injured in a lathi charge, at the PGI in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma.


Mysterious death of elephant
Ferozepore, March 28
All efforts of the administration and the Army went in vain, when a she elephant, “Roopa”, died under mysterious circumstances near Ludhiana while being deported to Chhatbir Zoo, after she had gone berserk following a brief illness. According to information, the elephant became excited last evening and went on the rampage damaging electric poles and dividers.


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