Wednesday, February 21, 2001,
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MC dissolves panels
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The Municipal corporation, Chandigarh at a special meeting of the House held today, unanimously passed a resolution, dissolving the subcommittee constituted earlier by the Mayor and withdrawing the power of the Mayor to constitute these committees.

Panel to look into PU teachers’ demands
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Issues related to the misuse of amalgamated funds of students, payment of lesser salaries to teachers and lack of infrastructure for new courses in colleges affiliated to Punjab University have figured in campus conversation and official meetings for a long time now.

PGI docs relieved as AIIMS sets date for panel
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — With the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, finally setting up the date for a selection committee for promotion of 50 per cent additional professors to posts of professors on February 24 and 25, their counterparts in the PGI have heaved a sigh of relief.

HF communication most effective: Gautam Kaul
All-India police wireless meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Communication based on high frequency (HF) mode may stage a major comeback in police forces as it has proved to be the most effective and reliable means of communication.




DC likely to get 1-yr extension
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The deputation period of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, is all set to be extended by one year. The Haryana cadre IAS official’s two-year period of deputation with the Administration ends in March.

CTU adds more routes in city
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The Chandigarh Administration today started local bus service on more routes to provide better connectivity to people living in surrounding townships. An eatery (dhaba) will also be started shortly at ISBT, Sector 43, while the shops are being auctioned afresh on February 26.

MC proposes budget of Rs 21.21 cr
SAS NAGAR, Feb 20 — The local Municipal Council has proposed a budget of Rs 21.21 crore for the year 2001-2002.

Celina gives away NIFD awards 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — For the 600 budding designers passing out of the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) this year, the day could not have dawned better. It was an evening to be cherished by students who were awarded diplomas in designing by none other than the newly-crowned Miss India Celina Jaitely who was today in town, thanks to the NIFD tradition of calling Miss Indias to grace annual convocation functions.


Nominations for Kabir Puruskar invited
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the Chandigarh Administration to Recommend names who worked for the promotion of communal harmony and national integration for the Kabir puruskar. 

Over 1.8 crore collected for quake victims
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Contributions are pouring in for the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund-Gujarat. According to a press note of the Punjab Raj Bhavan, over Rs 1.80 crore had been contributed to the relief fund so far.

Exhibition on cruelty to animals
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Do you know that milk may not be the best thing for your health after all? And that the very expensive cosmetic that you have on has been produced after having killed thousands of monkeys? And that the broiler you relish comes from a poultry which is routinely cutting off the beaks of the hens crowded in small cages? Around 40 tonnes of waste is dumped at Daddu Majra every day.

Chandigarh Club poll: triangular contest likely
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — There will be a triangular contest for the post of President of the Chandigarh Club as none of the three candidates filed their withdrawals today.

Jaspal Bhatti advocates cause of Punjabi
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The day saw Jaspal Bhatti’s Nonsense Club launch a tirade against the UT Administration for not giving the Punjabi language its due place. Adopting his weapon of satire, Jaspal Bhatti today spread the message of importance of Punjabi by drawing the example of some illiterate Punjabis who had gathered outside the MC’s Fire Station to deposit the electricity bill.

Jaspal Bhatti ‘helps out’ rural Punjabis who flocked the Fire Station to deposit power bills as they could not read the signboard in English.
Jaspal Bhatti ‘helps out’ rural Punjabis who flocked the Fire Station to deposit power bills as they could not read the signboard in English. — A Tribune photo

Rain in city, temp falls
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — A light spell of rain in the city and its surrounding areas today broke the dry spell and showed signs that winter was far from over.

Telephone adalat on March 24
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The local office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will hold a telephone adalat on March 24.

Readers write
Phoney claims of BSNL
his refers to the report ‘Get phones on demand — BSNL’ (Chandigarh Tribune, Feb 13). The public is being misled by the BSNL with its wrong claims. I applied for a telephone connection on December 15, 2000. It was a transfer of my old connection at Ahmedabad, which I had surrendered in April, 2000. 

  • P.U. exams

  • Marathon race


Man alleges police inaction
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — A man, who was allegedly beaten up by a ration depot owner and his men has alleged police inaction in arresting the accused, even as the FIR in the case was registered six months after the incident.

No headway in Pruthi murder case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The police still seems to be groping in the dark about the three persons accused of murdering 60-year-old Pruthi Singh, even as a team has been sent to Bihar in order to find Hashim, a former employer of the accused.

  • Two injured

  • One killed in accident

  • Constable robbed

  • House burgled

  • Motor cycle stolen

  • Booked for cheating

  • Scuffle at market

  • Two arrested


Vivek Nursery School Principal to continue
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The Principal of Vivek Nursery School, Ms Sunaiyna Dass, should continue as such and impartial receiver should be appointed to look into financial matters of the school, the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar directed, today and disposed of the complaint regarding the appointment of a receiver to run Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School.

Prize distribution function on Feb 28
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 —The annual prize distribution function of Panjab University will be held in the Department of English auditorium on the campus on February 28, according to an official press note released here today.

  • Awareness camp
  • Refresher course
  • Sanskrit contests

Teachers, students awarded
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The prize distribution function for the contests organised during the population education week for students and teachers of city schools was held at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here today.

Vedantist for reorienting education system
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The education being imparted today is aimed at making a living, rather than making a life. It does not take into consideration the fact that life comprises numerous experiences and that it is aimed at improving the knowledge of science, politics, economics and culture rather than the knowledge of leading a fruitful life.

Science workshop
, Feb 20 — About 200 students from schools of Ambala, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar, Naya Nangal, Rohtak, Delhi and Chandigarh attended a science workshop conducted by The Educationist, a voluntary educational society, at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today.

Kavi sammelan held at SGGS college
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — “Tere viyog noon kina mera khayal reha, ki saari umar hi lagiya kaleje naal reha...” stated Surjit Pattar at a Kavi sammelan, organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today.


UT to provide makeshift chambers to lawyers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The UT Administration has decided to allot space for makeshift chambers to lawyers in the district courts complex. This comes after a long period of 15 years of waiting. While the number of lawyers has increased at the rate of 40 per year, there had been no increase in the number of chambers, thereby adding to the inconvenience of both lawyers as well as litigants.

Case adjourned
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — The UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Mahinder Singh, today adjourned till February 23 the case pertaining for the grant of ad interim injunction restraining the defendants not to hold Chandigarh Club elections. The magistrate has also directed the defendants to file a list of names of those, who were made members of the Chandigarh Club after their tenure.The defendant, the secretary of the club, had also filed reply in the court today.


Cassette released
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Venus Records and Tapes has released a cassette of bhajans titled Preet Lagi Tum Naam Ki, according to a press note.

Figures in Sanjeev Kumar’s prints reflect complexities and confusion of relationships. The wheel, a symbol of balance and power, figures prominently. The exhibition will be on at Punjab Kala Bhavan till February 26 and can be viewed between 10 am and 5 pm. It was inaugurated by Mr Prem Singh, Principal, Government College of Art, on Tuesday. 


Tea, haldi could ‘check colon cancer’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Asians are less prone to colon cancer than people in the rest of the world which scientists believe could be due to a higher intake of tea and haldi.

Ban on sale of kuttu flour extended
PANCHKULA, Feb 20 — The Haryana Health Department has extended the ban on the sale of kuttu ka atta for unlimited period. The decision has been taken keeping in view the health of fasting persons on the occasion of Mahashivratri tomorrow.


Kumari Jyoti is best athlete
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Kumari Jyoti was chosen as best athlete in the annual sports day of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, held in the college grounds here today.

GCG-11 athletics meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — Nirmal Kaur of BA II was declared best athlete of the year and Sangeeta of BA III as All-round best player of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, at the 45th annual athletic meet held in the college grounds here today.

Admn for fresh tenders for GMCH blocks
CHANDIGARH, Feb 20 — In a significant move the Chandigarh Administration has ordered that fresh tenders be invited for the construction of block ‘E’ and ‘F’ of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Sector 32. The two blocks are expected to cost about Rs 15 crore, sources said.

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