Friday, May 31, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Massive ‘greening’ of city on anvil
Chandigarh, May 30
Under the ‘‘Greening Chandigarh’’ action plan 2002-2003, a total of 1.5 lakh saplings are to be planted with a major stress on planting of hardy, shade-giving, pollution-abating species in the pollution-prone spaces. During the ensuing year, the Environment Department will distribute 20,500 saplings free of cost so that they could be planted on priority.

Fake law graduates to be booked for forgery
Chandigarh, May 30
Acting further on the scam of fake degrees which came to light some days ago, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today found that 25 of the fake law graduates had passed out of Bundelkhand University alone.



Water connections need to be checked regularly
Chandigarh, May 30
Fed up with criticism for low water supply pressure during summers, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is considering to issue instructions on water bills to individual consumers to get their individual lines serviced periodically.

Tobacco claims more lives than HIV
Chandigarh, May 30
The fatal power of tobacco is no more a myth. It has been proved by the surveys conducted by the World Health Organisation that cigarettes kill one out of every two of its dedicated consumers.

To our young readers
The Tribune extends its greetings and best wishes to the classes X and XII (CBSE, ICSE and other boards) toppers and other successful students. We share their joys and continue to have stakes in their career growth. Our heart goes out to those who have not been able to make it. They have just to remember that life demands hard work, commitment, sincerity and dedication. Life's guiding principle is: "Never say die".


Woman decides to donate kidney to brother

Chandigarh, May 30
Just a month ago, there was a daughter donating her kidney to her father when the man’s relatives refused to come forward. Setting yet another example of true love for her brother, a young married sister will be donating her kidney to save the life of her ailing brother at the PGI. The conditions are the same in this case. All three brothers of the patient refused to take the risk.

Ranjit Kaur with her brother Jagtar Singh at the PGI in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Ranjit Kaur with her brother Jagtar Singh at the PGI in Chandigarh.

Stone laid for 25-cr botanical garden
Chandigarh, May 30
One of the largest botanical gardens and nature parks in the country will be built in Chandigarh. The foundation stone of the 175-acre project costing Rs 25 crore, was laid by UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today.

Sweepers Union lays siege to MOH’s office
Chandigarh, May 30
The Sweepers Union of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today laid a three-hour siege to the office of the Medical Officer Health (MOH), who was given protection by the police.

Hawara taken to clinic under heavy security
Chandigarh, May 30
As many as 200 personnel from the Chandigarh police were deployed to provide a security cordon to Jagtar Singh Hawara, prime accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, who had to undergo an MRI scan at a Sector 22 clinic here today.

Workers’ body holds rally
Chandigarh, May 30
A massive rally was organised by the GBA Workers Union here today. The rally, a part of the ongoing 51-day-old strike by the union, pertains to the issue of charge-sheeting of a some workers by the management.


Seven vehicles lifted in a day
Chandigarh, May 30
Vehicle lifters seemed to have a field day today, with as many as seven thefts being reported from the city in a single day. Vehicles stolen included two Maruti Zen cars, a Maruti 800, a Matador, a jeep and two two-wheelers. The police has also booked a Sector 17 parking contractor in this regard.


‘Paradise plant in PU garden
Chandigarh, May 30
Two Panjab University botanists have brought a rare plant for the city from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. A beautiful red and yellow plant not available in any of the city's nurseries or gardens.

PU B.Com results declared
Chandigarh, May 30
Panjab University has declared the result of B.Com (General) III year examination, held by the university in April-May 2002.

 K.N. DarTo aspire and actualise is their motto
Chandigarh, May 30
The Raunaq Education Foundation has established an English-medium boys residential school, Apollo International, School, with the objective of providing complete and all-round development of students through a deeper, broader and richer educational experience.

K.N. Dar


Sangat darshan money
Chandigarh, May 30
In a statement before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab's Senior Deputy Advocate- General has stated that money disbursed during sangat darshan by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would not be taken back in case development work was in progress.

  • Acquitted

  • Drugs case

High Court vacations


R.D. Burman remembered
Chandigarh, May 30
Music composer R.D. Burman, affectionately called Pancham Da, was passionately remembered last week at Tagore Theatre. The Majlis Journalists’ and Artists’ Association organised the first All-India R.D. Burman Award competition to perpetuate his memory. The competitors participated in three rounds on May 24 to qualify for the finals on May 26. Six singers finally competed for the three coveted prizes of Rs 5100, Rs 2100 and Rs 1100, respectively.

NIIFT gears up for fashion show
SAS Nagar, May 30
Hectic preparations were on the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) here today for “Anu-Kama 2002”, a fashion show scheduled for June 1 in Ludhiana with prominent models making a beeline for the campus.

Models who will participate in “Anu-Kama 2002,” the annual design show of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology to be held in Ludhiana, on Friday, on the Niift campus in SAS Nagar on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan 

Models who will participate in "Anu-Kama 2002,"

Singing contest for Rafi Award
Chandigarh, May 30
The audition for the singing competition for Rafi Award-2002 in men’s and women’s sections will be held on June 9 and 16 at the DAV College mini auditorium, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

Carnival begins amid fanfare
Chandigarh, May 30
A four-day fun-filled carnival for kids and youth, organised by Innovative Group, was inaugurated at Parade Ground in Sector 17, here today. The carnival, aimed at exploring the hidden talents of children, amalgamates a host of competitions and games with educative talks on diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis and drug addiction.

A water shoot being installed at Parade Ground for the carnival that was inaugurated in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A water shoot being installed at Parade Ground for the carnival that was inaugurated in Chandigarh on Thursday.

WO much awaited films are scheduled to hit the theatres on Friday, are Shabbo Arts’ ‘Hum Kissi Se Kam Nahin’ and Iqbal Dhillon’s ‘Shaheed-e-Azam’. The excellent trial report of producer Afzal Khan’s ‘Hum Kissi Se Kam Nahin’. David Dhawan is the only director to boast of a big star cast, including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Aishwarya Roy. HKSKN opens on Friday at Neelam, Chandigarh and Suraj, Panchkula.


Sheetal, Ankita enter final
Chandigarh, May 30
Sheetal Goutham beat top seed Sonal Phadke in three sets to cross swords with another fancied player Ankita Bhambri, seeded fifth in the tomorrow’s final of the $ 5000 ITF Women Tennis Tournament, which entered the penultimate day, at the tennis stadium, Sector 10, here today.

  • Basketball meet
  • YPS beat Beverly Club
  • Hockey academy
  • Cricket meet


Auto theft cell to be set up in city
Chandigarh, May 30
An Auto Theft Computer Cell (ATCC) is being set up in the city by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in collaboration with the Chandigarh police, it is learnt. The cell will be able to furnish information on all stolen vehicles from across the country and will prove beneficial to those planning to purchase second-hand vehicles.


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