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Land worth 5000 cr in Mani Majra undeveloped
Administrative failure alleged
Chandigarh, March 17
A property in Mani Majra area, estimated at Rs 5000 crore worth, is getting ignored courtesy city administration’s ‘failure’ to provide a permanent administrative set-up for the township despite the office infrastructure being available in the Mani Majra zonal office of Municipal Corporation.

Commercial site allottees seek 10 pc price slash from PUDA
SAS Nagar, March 17
Allottees of booths under the ‘Tatkal and non-Tatkal’ schemes, floated by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) last year, have sought a 10 per cent rebate in the total price of the commercial sites.

Inspector Cheema suspended
Chandigarh, March 17
The UT police today suspended Inspector J S Cheema, in charge of the Crime Branch, following the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registering an FIR against him for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe in a case concerning sale of fake degrees.


North Star Aviation operations soon
Chandigarh, March 17
The Indian domestic aviation market is growing by about 10 per cent which gives ample score to new players to launch themselves.

His aim is one global Indian family
Chandigarh, March 17
“A larger international family of Indians, connecting NRIs and PIOs to India, unity in the Indian diaspora and involving second-generation Indians in projects back home” are among the five major targets set by country’s first-ever Ambassador-at-Large, Mr Bhishma K. Agnihotri, for himself.

Cong shuts door on Oppn members in MC
Chandigarh, March 17
The Congress has decided not to accommodate the four-member strong SAD-BJP group for the chairmenship of the 10 House committees, elections to which are scheduled for March 20 and 21.

A decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal asking all college teachers in Chandigarh colleges to be repatriated to their parent cadres in Punjab and Haryana has sent a shiver down the spine of many senior officials which included the bureaucracy and university professors.


Dead create hell for living
An un-authorised carcass dump on the HUDA land in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula.Panchkula, March 17
A horse cart , loaded with a carcasses of a cow and pig , covered with tarpaulin, pulls up slowly near the road dividing Sector 4 and Sector 5 of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC). The cart driver and his young companion then take a turn towards the wastelands in Sector 5 , MDC.

An un-authorised carcass dump on the HUDA land in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula.
— A Tribune photograph

40 Aggarwal matches fixed 
SAS Nagar, March 17
The Yuva Aggarwal Sammelan organised a Pratham Parichay Sammelan today for eligible boys and girls to end the practice of dowry in the community.

Taking stock of Kenya’s past
Chandigarh, March 17
After having lived for over 200 years and having fifth-generation Africans in almost all families, the Asian-African minority in Kenya is taking stock of itself. Is it Asian or African; Indian, South Asian or Kenyan; or all of these? What are its civic, cultural, political and social identities?

NRI cell to be upgraded
Chandigarh, March 17
Mr B.K. Agnihotri, Ambassador-at-large of India, based in New York called on the Chief Secretary, Punjab, Mr Y.S. Ratra in his office here today. Mr Agnihotri said that he was on India’s tour to know the problems of the NRIs in the country. He said that he had a special interest in Punjab because majority of the NRIs belonged to Punjab.

Cop assaults woman, alleges son
Chandigarh, March 17
A 65-year-old resident of Sector-27, Ms Surinder Kaur, was assaulted allegedly by a constable of the UT police at her residence last night.

Saurabh AroraYOUNG VOICE
Fight drugs
ets wage a holy war,” asserts Saurabh Arora, a class X student. “No, not against the members of a community or a religion, but against drugs, the real enemy of humanity”. The fight, he warns, is essential “to save the future generation from the perilous implications of drug misuse”.

Fete 2002


Cash stolen from shop
Chandigarh, March 17
Two shops in Sector 9 were broken into last night. Mr Gurmit Singh, who runs a refrigerator repair business, has reported that Rs 2,300 was stolen from the shop. Locks of another shop were also broken, but the shop was vacant.


Spice king shares experiences
Chandigarh, March 17
The king of spices, Mahashay Dharampal, today added spice to a different type of setting here this afternoon. The proprietor of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) masala was the guest of honour at a get-together of MDH dealers of the region in Hotel Shivalikview.


Placement cell at PU likely
Chandigarh, March 17
There is a move to create a placement cell for Panjab University students from the next academic session. The cell will also function as a job counselling centre.

PU teachers to protest on March 22
Chandigarh, March 17
University teachers associations of the north zone would observe March 22 as ‘protest day’, an official press note of the All-India Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (AIFUTA) said here today.

Goodbye with song & dance
Chandigarh, March 17
A valedictory function was organised by the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, at the English auditorium, here today.

Dev Samaj College convocation
Chandigarh, March 17
As many as 225 degrees were awarded and over 120 prizes given away to meritorious students at the annual convocation and prize distribution function held at the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, here today.

GC-46 holds annual convocation
Chandigarh, March 17
The 17th annual convocation of Government College, Sector 46, was held on the college premises, here today, in which degrees were conferred on 250 students.

School annual function
SAS Nagar, March 17
A tension-free environment, without any restrictions, should be there in a school for the healthy growth and development of children.Students at the Spring Dance and Painting Workshop organised at Sanjivini School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Kids learn to paint
Chandigarh, March 17
Sanjivini Preparatory School, Sector 11, provided an escape from the routine of books and studies by conducting a dance and painting workshop here today.

Students at the Spring Dance and Painting Workshop organised at Sanjivini School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune Photo

College function
Chandigarh, March 17
The Department of English, Government College for Boys, Sector 11, organised its annual function for postgraduate classes yesterday.


College told to refund Rs 90,000
Chandigarh, March 17
In a significant decision in favour of students, the UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum-II has directed the Chairperson IITT College of Engineering, Eider House, NAC Mani Majra; Director (admission) IITT faculty house, Sector-21-C; Principal, IITT College of Engineering, Kala Amb, District Sirmour (HP), to refund Rs 90,000 (refundable security) to a student for deficiency in its services.

Case against Bikramjit adjourned
Chandigarh, March 17
A local court adjourned yesterday the case filed against senior Punjab IAS officer Bikramjit Singh by the CBI under the Prevention of Corruption Act for April 12. The accused has already been granted bail.


A starry offering from a star couple
Chandigarh, March 17
The sparkle in their eyes is hard to miss. That is precisely why the camera has been following them for a good over two decades. The faces may appear to be new in the backdrop of the city beautiful, but in the backdrop of arc lights, they look as fresh as ever...

After successfully staging the inaugural show of Azar ka khwaab, an Urdu adaptation of GB Shaw’s Pygmalion, two months back, students of Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University are back.
After successfully staging the inaugural show of Azar ka khwaab, an Urdu adaptation of GB Shaw’s Pygmalion, two months back, students of Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University are back. Directed by Anjala Maharishi and designed by Mahendra, the first repeat show generated applause at the open air theatre of the department on Sunday.

Sun, sand and shadows
Chandigarh, March 17
Meenakshi Kasliwal Bharati's works document her efforts to walk in beauty from day to day, learning from the old stories and the spirit of the land around her. In her tribute to the desert land of Jaisalmer, she has attempted to reciprocate old folktales and traditions — the gifts she received from Rajasthan and the gifts she wishes to keep going ..And for her, there is no better medium of passing on these gifts than the medium of art ...

Hasya kavi sammelan held


Dr Meenal advocates HRT
Chandigarh, March 17
Take extra care of your bones an your heart. This is the message of Dr Meenal Kumar to women in the post menopausal stage. The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is must to lead a normal life after menopause, Dr Kumar said.

Pulmonary medicine update 
Chandigarh, March 17
The Pulmonary Medicine Update programme of the Department of Respiratory Medicine was held at the Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, here today.



The Tribune beat Amar Ujala
Chandigarh, March 17
The Tribune XI led by its skipper Akash Ghai, who steered his side to a convincing five-wicket win over Amar Ujala XI, while The Times of India XI overpowered Press Club XI by eight wickets in the First Inter-media Cricket Tournament, organised by the Chandigarh Press Club at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8, here today.

  • PEC club win

  • Fine knock by Bhupinder


Dera Bassi MC budget passed
Dera Bassi, March 17
The Dera Bassi Municipal Council has passed a budget of Rs 4,62,35,000 for 2002- 2003. The budget, which is Rs 1 lakh more as per the previous one, was approved in the house by the councillors with full majority.

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