Saturday, March 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Cricketers arrive for a game
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, March 8
Indian and Zimbabwean cricket teams arrived today for their second one day match, a day-and-night event on Sunday, amidst tight security and the usual hustle and bustle associated with cricket teams.
Harbhajan Singh and skipper Sourav Ganguly arrive at the Chandigarh airport on Friday.
—Photo Reuters

Fracas on PU campus
Chandigarh, March 8
A major fracas broke out on Panjab University campus after supporters of two students groups, armed with sharp-edged weapons and rods, clashed with each other near the Students Centre this evening. Several persons sustained injuries and had to be taken to the Sector 16 General Hospital for treatment.
Student Jasjit Singh hurt in a clash on the Panjab University Campus on Friday.
Stundent Jasjit Singh hurt in a clash on the Panjab University Campus on Friday.


Clear fee dues, have roll numbers
Chandigarh, March 8
Panjab University is planning to issue roll numbers only to candidates who first clear their fee dues. Besides the annual university budget, this issue is also likely to come up at the syndicate meeting scheduled later this month, reliable sources said.

Talks, talks, talks...
International Women’s Year
Chandigarh, March 8
Discussions, seminars and talks on women empowerment, besides blood donation camps and street plays were today organised by NSS volunteers and other organisations in different parts of the city on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Women from Kakrali village, near Barwala, enjoy at the Sukhna Lake during celebrations of International Women’s Day organised by the Community Medicine Department of the PGI. A —Tribune photograph
Women from Kakrali village, near Barwala, enjoy at the Sukhna Lake during celebrations of International Women’s Day organised by the Community Medicine Department of the PGI.


Hitting upon hypocrisy
Chandigarh, March 8
As always, the underlying message of plays of Sardar Gursharan Singh presented today at Tagore Theatre was social justice. The first presentation, brought jointly by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sahit Chintan and Chandigarh School of Drama, was titled ‘Kamlo’.

Serving for four decades at city centre
You just couldn’t have missed it. Chandigarhians, whether old or new, will at once place Kwality Restaurant and Pub, Sector 17. Situated right in the heart of the shopping centre (adjoining the Bata showroom in the Neelam cinema row), one must have passed by it umpteen times. So much so, that you almost don’t notice.

Kwality Restaurant at Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Kwality Restaurant at Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Ex-News Editor of Dainik Tribune dead
Chandigarh, March 8
Mr Joginder Bhatia, veteran journalist and former News Editor of the Dainik Tribune, died here today after a prolonged illness. He was 70 and had not been keeping well for almost two years.


CBI charge-sheets 2 Punjab officials
Chandigarh March 8
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has charge-sheeted two officials posted in the office of the Punjab Accountant General (AG) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe from anganwadi workers.

Woman crushed to death
Panchkula, March 8
A 38 -year- old helmetless woman scooterist was crushed to death by a bus near the bus stand this morning. Her two daughters were also injured in this accident. Ms Sarabjit Kaur, accompanied by her two daughters - Charanjit Kaur, alias Tina (15) and Sukhmani Kaur (8), was going on a Kinetic Honda (HR-03D- 2725) around 11 am today. None of these victim were wearing a helmet.

Youth’s body found
SAS Nagar, March 8
The body of a youth, hanging from a tree, was found by the police in the Leisure Valley here last evening. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, for postmortem, which was done today.

Immigration agent clarifies
Chandigarh, March 8
An Australian immigration agent, Robert K. Chellliah, against whom the local police has registered a case for allegedly attempting to defraud a number of persons on the pretext of sending them abroad, yesterday maintained that his company in Chandigarh is a legal entity and he is a registered migration agent.


Prizes for car contest
Chandigarh, March 8
Maruti Udyog Limited will organise Maruti Treasure Trail, a contest, in the city on Sunday. It will be open for only Alto and Wagon-R owners and on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Rangeeli Sadak by 100 artists
Chandigarh, March 8
The campus of the Government College of Art was all colour today. And splashes of reds and greens and blues were so thick all over the ground that the concrete was virtually hiding its face. On work was a group of nearly 100 artists, led by a vibrant twosome, who structured the entire project fondly called ‘Rangeeli Sadak’.
Students and faculty of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, painted the campus in bright hues under their one-day ‘Rangeeli Sadak’ project on Friday. —Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Students and faculty of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, painted the campus in bright hues under their one-day ‘Rangeeli Sadak’ project on Friday.

75 schools may face axe
Chandigarh, March 8
Nearly 75 schools functioning from residential areas in the city are likely to face the axe before the commencement of the next academic session following directions issued to the UT Administration by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

SOPU dharna over
Chandigarh, March 8
The dharna of the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) ended today with the university deciding to withdraw its circular cancelling admission of more than 20 M.Sc (honours) students.

PEC students visit 3 BRD
Chandigarh March 8
A special visit to the IAF’s No. 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here was organised for students of the mechanical and aeronautical branches of Punjab Engineering College by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India today.


Appeal dismissed
Chandigarh, March 8
An appeal filed by a 40-year-old Rewari district resident, convicted for raping a woman aged 90, was on Friday, dismissed by Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the High Court.

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Images from life
Chandigarh, March 8
It is difficult to pass by his works without experiencing the depth they have to offer. Not just because he captures an eternally-beautiful theme called woman, but because he capture the same with a lot of heart.


Oxygen for hospital engineering institute 
Chandigarh, March 8
The 25-year-old Indian Institute of Hospital Engineering, here, an organisation aimed at promoting developing and disseminating hospital engineering technology at national and international level which had been lost to disinterest and dearth of funds, will now be revived.

Plague: 3 patients discharged
Chandigarh, March 8
With the discharge of three of the five plague patients admitted to the PGI isolation ward here, the Himachal family goes back home cured. Those who were discharged today were Naveen, Rakesh and Reena. Naveen and Rakesh belong to the Himachal family while Reena Philips is the nurse who took care of Krishan Singh, while he was at Silver Oaks Hospital, SAS Nagar.


PCA Stadium: trip down memory lane
Chandigarh, March 8
The lights were switched on at the PCA Stadium at SAS Nagar, popularly known as Mohali, venue of the second one-day tie between India and Zimbabwe scheduled for Sunday (March 10), for the first time on March 14, 1996, when the West Indies took on Australia in a semi-final match of the Wills World Cup, hosted jointly by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Special buses for match
Chandigarh, March 8
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will run special buses from various points of the city for the one-day international cricket match between India and Zimbabwe to be played at SAS Nagar on Sunday.

Annual athletics meet
Chandigarh, March 8
The 55th Annual Athletics Meet of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, was held today with Maninder Singh securing first place in 10,000 metre section, while Stanzin Wangdan got first place in triple jump. Rohit Sharma secured first place in 1,600 metre cycling, while Harsimran Singh finished second.

340 students honoured
Chandigarh, March 8
As many as 340 students were given away prizes for excelling in academic, cultural and sports activities at the 20th annual prize giving function of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here today.


MCC defers meeting over paid parking
Chandigarh, March 8
The meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh was deferred halfway over bringing the issue of paid parking on the agenda without sufficient period for notice here today.

Poll for MC House panel chiefs
Chandigarh, March 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) here today set the ball rolling for elections to the posts of Chairmen and Vice-chairmen elections of ten House committees.


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