Saturday, September 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Decision on ad hoc promotions
soon: IG
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The issue of ad hoc promotions in the local Police Department will be resolved soon.A decision in this regard will be taken in the coming days since senior officers feel that the issue has to be resolved in light of the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on such promotions in the Punjab police recently.

Gujral is UT Home Secy
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, a 1978 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official of the Haryana cadre, was appointed as Home Secretary of the Chandigarh Administration here today.

Pay fee, get violations regularised
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — A fresh set of directions on compounding fee to get violations regularised in commercial buildings were issued by the Chandigarh Administration today.

SDM calls meeting, fails to turn up
MAJRI (KHARAR), Sept 8— Chaos and anger prevailed at the meeting of sarpanches and lambardars, as the SDM, Kharar, failed to turn up at the meeting called by him, here today. The meeting was to discuss the law and order situation in the villages.

  ‘Make city 100 pc literate’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The UT Adult Education Department organised a function at Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, here today to mark International Literacy Day. Ms Vineeta Rai, Adviser to the UT Administrator, appealed the community to come forward and join hands to make the National Literacy Mission Project a success.

Unruly movie-goers cane-charged
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The police had to resort to a mild lathi charge to disperse reportedly unruly cinema-goers who had gone to watch the latest Hrithik Roshan-Karisma starrer Fiza at the Piccadily cinema here today.

Release of Fiza
A scene outside Piccadily cinema at the release of
Fiza in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Mother’s endless wait for justice
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Tears roll down the wrinkled cheeks of Siyawati Devi as she recalls the fateful day of September 12, 1997, when her 15-year-old son Surinder came home bleeding from his school. He had been brutally beaten up by three of his class fellows at Rajput High School, Sector 24, following a minor scuffle over a notebook.


Heavy rain in cityDownpour disrupts life in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Heavy rain this morning, at the fag end of the Monsoons, disrupted normal life in the city and its surrounding areas.

Vehicles ply on a Chandigarh road with headlights on after a heavy downpour on Friday morning.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan.

Fire destroys three jhuggis
PANCHKULA, Sept 8 — A minor fire broke out here today in the jhuggis housing the permanent labour of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 21. While three jhuggis with goods and belongings worth Rs 30,000 perished in the fire, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

Privatisation of civic services advocated
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The economic liberalisation in India provides tremendous opportunities for states and local governments to encourage the privatisation of some of the services of municipalities, said Dr Kamlesh Misra, Director of the Institute of International Management and Technology, Gurgaon, here today.

Planning alien to civic body
SAS NAGAR, Sept 8 — In its zeal to beautify the town, the local municipal council appears to have swept the planning under the carpet. Lakhs of rupees spent on laying concrete pathways at the cost of the state exchequer is going down the drain as the civic officials appear to be least bothered about the planning part.

Army show begins on Sept 14
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — A seminar on “Army - industry partnership”, equipment display and Army show as well as a mela and medical camp are among events being organised by the Western Command to commemorate its 53rd raising day next week.


Girl succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — A Panchkula resident succumbed to her injuries here today after she was hit by a Haryana Roadways bus near the railway traffic lights.


Sold out on the “cell”
THE cellular phone, popularly known as the “cell”, is a gadget which has made the world seem small and easily accessible. Truly speaking, the lives of its subscribers have started revolving around this instrument. To say it is fast becoming indispensable would not be an exaggeration.


Bihar students barred from seeking admission
Blanket ban by PU
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Fate of even meritorious students of the Bihar Intermediate Board seeking admissions in Panjab University hangs in balance due to the university blanket ban on their admissions.

40 volunteer teachers honoured
PANCHKULA, Sept 8 — Cursing prevailing illiteracy in society, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr SK Monga, said the need of the hour was to make people literate. He was speaking at a district-level function organised in Sector 16 to observe Literacy Day.

Workshop on urolithiasis from October 31
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — A three-day conference on urolithiasis and the tenth meeting of the Uroliathiasis Society of India ( USOI) will be held from October 31 to November 2. Being sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, the Department of Urology, PGI and the Chandigarh chapter of the USOI, the conference would focus on the advances made in the techniques and research and managements in this field.

Britannia quiz results
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Sixtythree teams from Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala and other regions from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana participated in the fifth Britannia Heritage Quiz — Edition 2000 organised by Aishwarya Ltd held at Shivalik Public School, here today. Earlier the quarter final written contest was held and 24 schools qualified for the semi finals.

Deptt of Psychology declares vacancies
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has declared some seats vacant under the foreign/NRI sponsored category. Those who are interested in admission may apply at the department till September 11.

Free coaching in gurdwara
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Sikh Missionary College (circle Chandigarh) has started coaching for needy students of classes X and XII free of cost in the subjects of English, mathematics and science and commerce.


Cop restrained from harassing plaintiff
KHARAR, Sept 8 — Ms Harinder Sidhu, Civil Judge, Kharar, yesterday restrained the incharge of the city police post, Mr Jaswant Singh, Head Constable, working as MHC, and Mr Jagdish Chand from harassing and interfering in the day-to-day life of the plaintiff, Mr Padam Dev, on the basis of a compromise reached at earlier.

Civil suit dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Civil suit filed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate D.S. Rajput against the former Director-General of Police, Punjab, Mr P.C. Dogra, a former SP, UT, Mr C.S.R. Reddy, a former Deputy Home Secretary, Mr Gurmail Singh, and others for seeking damages worth Rs 60 crore in defamation and harassment case was today dismissed by the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division).


Web site for actors, models launched
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Gulmohar Arts, today, launched a free website for upcoming models and actors.


Camp on disability prevention
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) has drawn out a programme to train grassroots level health and social workers in the disability prevention and rehabilitation. To achieve this aim, the first workshop is being held at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 from September 11 to 15.

Workshop on voluntary blood donation
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — A motivators workshop on ‘Promoting voluntary blood donation’ was organised at the Government College, Sector 46 in collaboration with the Blood Bank Society, PGI, Chandigarh.


Skating championship from today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The first Chandigarh Skating Festival, involving more than 150 skaters drawn from various schools, clubs situated in the city and its nearby areas, will begin tomorrow at Skating Rink, Sector 10. Giving this information, Mr N.S. Sewak, president of the Wonderland Skate Club, said today that the aim of the club was to provide impetus to the sport in this part of the country.

An upcoming shooter
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — Shooting is coming up fast in India, particularly in this part of the country, with the availability of latest weapons and growing interest. It has also been given recognition at the international level, with more sons and daughters of Sikh families taking to the sport. A new shooter has hit the headlines recently — Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu.


2 Excise inspectors, sepoy suspended
CHANDIGARH, Sept 8 — The Commissioner of Central Excise, Chandigarh-I, Mr Inder Raj Soni, has suspended two inspectors and a sepoy on the charge of harassing owners of a small-scale unit.

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