Friday, February 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Land compensation announced
Villagers protest against Administration’s move
Chandigarh, February 14
Amidst protest by villagers the Land Acquisition Officer of the Chandigarh Administration today announced compensation for acquiring 226 acres of land spread across Kajheri, Palsora and Badheri villages in the Union Territory.

Under siege on Valentine’s
Cops spoiled the fun: students
Chandigarh, February 14
In the afternoon today, six youths had a showdown with the policemen deployed outside Gate Number 2 of Panjab University. They wanted to enter the campus, but were not carrying proofs of identity. When they did not budge, the policemen resorted to a mild cane charge. The youths kept calling policemen names.

  • Shiv Sainiks arrested
  • The great balloon burst

A boy comes up to a girl with flowers on the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Thursday, even as policemen conduct security checks
LOVE ME DO: A boy comes up to a girl with flowers on the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Thursday, even as (right) policemen conduct security checks in “sensitive places” like Sectors 9, 10 and 11, on Valentine’s Day. — Photos Manoj Mahajan



Move to extend train services to city
Chandigarh, February 14
Some long-distance train services that terminate at the New Delhi railway station are being considered for extension upto Chandigarh. The Budget will give the answer by the end of this month, the General Manager of the Northern Railway, Mr K.J. Singh, told reporters here today.

Administration seeks more time
Chandigarh, February 14
It will be a long wait for students for the implementation of the mid-day meal scheme in government and government-aided primary schools of the city as the UT Administration has sought six months’ time from the Supreme Court for implementing its orders.

National award for Bal Niketan
Panchkula, February 14
It was a day of jubilation for the 80-odd inmates and staff of Bal Niketan today when their honorary secretary, Dr Madhu Sharma, arrived here from Rashtrapati Bhavan with the National Award for Child Welfare for 2000.


Probe deletion of voters’ names: Bir Devinder
SAS Nagar, February 14
The Congress candidate from the Kharar Assembly constituency and general secretary of the PPCC, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today demanded a probe into the deletion of the names of a large number of persons from the voters’ list in the constituency under the supervision of the Election Commission of India.

Mohali village records lowest polling
SAS Nagar, February 14
The lowest polling percentage in the Kharar constituency was recorded in Mohali village here, while the highest was recorded in Patton village in the elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha held yesterday.

Tenders for sanitation contract
Chandigarh, February 14
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today set the ball rolling for awarding sanitation contracts for four villages and certain areas of the Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, by opening tenders of bidders.

Traffic chaos at Pinjore level crossing
Pinjore, February 14
The closure of the railway level-crossing gate at Pinjore across National Highway No 22 during the movement of trains leads to traffic chaos on both sides of the level-crossing gate and untold harassment to daily commuters and passengers.

‘IT will never be out’
T 19, when dreams take shape and youngsters do career planning, Nakul Goyal has became the CEO of a Web-solutions-and-designing company that he established himself. He says, “Specialise in one field and there will be a plethora of jobs and work for you.

Zonal seminar on environment
Chandigarh, February 14
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here today brought experts from different fields on one platform to gather suggestions for a strategy on environment conservation in tune with needs of society.

Book on love signs
Chandigarh, February 14
“Love Signs” — a book containing details of compatibility between various sun-signs, 144 different combinations — the levels of compatibility, ways to improve compatibility and various facets of love, by Mr P. Khurana, a noted astrologer, was launched by Jaspal Bhatti here today.

Phone numbers changed
Dera Bassi, February 14
The telephone numbers under the Dera Bassi telephone exchange have been changed from today.


Two arrested on trespass charge
Chandigarh, February 14
A resident of Maloya, Rajesh, was arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to outrage the modesty of a resident of the same colony after trespassing into her house. The police has registered a case.

  • Held
  • Cases of theft
  • PO arrested
  • Cases of burglary
  • Body found

Truck driver robbed
Panchkula, February 14
Close on the heels of yesterday’s incident, wherein a truck driver had been deprived of Rs 20,000, a similar case has come to light. Though the incident took place on February 8, an FIR has been registered now.


Symposium on microlectronics
Chandigarh, February 14
A symposium on microelectronics begins at Panjab University tomorrow with the UT Administrator inaugurating the symposium. It is being organised by the Indian Microelectronics Society, Central Instrumentation Laboratory, PU.

‘History not meant for domestic consumption’
Chandigarh, February 14
“There is no single, reliable, homogenous and monolith history and the nationalist writing of history has not been very accommodating for the little histories”, said Prof Shahid Amin, a noted historian while delivering the Shahid Bhagat Singh Memorial lecture at the Panjab University here today.

School celebrates Basant Panchmi
Panchkula, February 14
Living up to its motto of combining tradition with modernity, the Gurukul celebrated Basant Panchmi here today. Famous Punjabi film actress Rama Vij participated with the children in flying kites on the occasion.

Film actress Rama Vij with tiny tots of the Gurukul School in Sector 20 of Panchkula at a kite-flying function to mark the Basant Panchmi celebrations on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

YPS fete on Feb 16
SAS Nagar, February 14
Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, is organising a fete on February 16 and 17. The school has felt, for a long time, the need to make quality education available to at least a few children, who would otherwise not be able to afford it, said the Principal, Dr Harish Dhillon.

Jacob seeks report on ITI
Chandigarh, February 14
A complete report on the modernisation and functioning of the ITI in Sector 28 here has been sought by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). The report is to be submitted within two days.


Directive to Haryana on work-charged staff
Chandigarh, February 14
Allowing as many as 65 writ petitions involving more than 1,000 work-charged employees, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Haryana against excluding the work-charge period rendered by the employees while counting their total service for granting relief under its schemes.

  • File affidavit on engineer, CBI told
  • Contractor's plaint quashed
  • Record summoned

UCO Bank official convicted of fraud
Chandigarh, February 14
The special CBI judge at Patiala has convicted a UCO Bank functionary for defrauding the bank and its clients of several lakh rupees. In its order passed by the court yesterday, the accused has been awarded upto two years rigorous imprisonment and a fine totalling Rs 8,000 for various counts of cheating and fraud.


Wadalis perform at Euphoria-2002
Chandigarh, February 14
The four-day all-India medi-fest, Euphoria-2002, began at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, at a colourful note here today. Organised by the students of the college, Euphoria was inaugurated by the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral.

Love, emotions and innocence
he world premiere of Shree Krishna International’s ‘Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya’ was held in London on Valentine’s Day. It opens today at Neelam, Chandigarh, K.C. Panchkula and Bassi in SAS Nagar. Produced by Sunil Darshan and directed by Dharmesh Darshan, this romantic film presents the fusion of human relationships and the graph of emotions of two young lovers, played by Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor. An innocent word or gesture of somebody in love hides behind it a wealth of meanings which are hidden from the world.


Train-the-trainer clinic concludes
Chandigarh, February 14
The four-day “train-the-trainer” coaching clinic organised by the Special Olympics Bharat at Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, concluded here today. The highlight of the day was practical training to 46 coaches, including 21 women coaches, from seven states about the newly introduced Chinese game, bocce.

  • Cricket meet

  • Brief scores

  • Sports meet


Security beefed up in college building
Dera Bassi, February 14
The local administration has beefed up the security around the strong room created in the Government Degree College building, where 159 electronic voting machines have been kept.


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