Wednesday, May 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


PGI CT scanner is out of order again
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh , May 8
The only CT scan machine of the PGI has gone out of order once again due to a problem in the tube which costs around Rs 18 lakh. Sources said that the PGI has made alternative arrangements to provide the necessary care to emergency patients. The hospital is sending its patients to some private CT scanning centre with which it has a working arrangement. When contacted, PGI officials said that the problem had occurred “because the machine runs round the clock”.



Naushad is Mr Panchkula
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 8
Naushad was adjudged Mr Panchkula in the 7th Capt Sunil Khokhar Memorial Body Building Championship held here today at Panchkula. The tournament was held in the memory of Capt Sunil Khokhar who sacrificed his life on May 7, 1994, while fighting troops in Siachin Glacier. The best poser award was given to Parveen.

Results — 60 kg: Naushad 1, Wasim Ahmed 2, Vineet Sain 3; 65 kg : Parveen Kumar 1, Raghubir Singh 2, Jagdish 3; 70 kg : Gurpreet Singh 1, Amit Kumar 2, Amit Luthra 3; above 70 kg : Arun Kumar 1, Deepak Sehgal 2, Sunish Sharma 3.

Tennis meet postponed
The Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Championship, which was to be held from May 11 to 14 at the CLTA, Sector 10, has been postponed and fresh dates will be notified later. This was stated in a press release of the Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Association.

Hockey tourney

The Hockey Uplift Club defeated the Atma Ram Kumar Sabha School by 3-0 in the Patiala district hot weather hockey tournament which commenced at the Polo Grounds here today. Dharampal scored the first goal while Jaspreet Singh scooped the ball in to score the second goal. In the last minutes of the match Varinder Singh connected a loose ball to send home a crisp shot to make it 3-0 for the Hockey Uplift Club.

In another match of the day the Centre of Excellence (Orange) thrashed a hapless Amloh Hockey Club by 4-0 to move into the next round.


3 police medals instituted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 8
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to institute three police medals for meritorious and distinguished services and gallantry. A notification to his effect has been issued, saying the awards will be given on the Republic Day and the Independence Day each year.

Under the category of gallantry services, members of the public shall also be eligible along with policemen.

In case of Police Medal for meritorious service, the medals will be for other ranks. The medals shall be awarded, as far as possible, equally among all units of the Chandigarh Police like the district police, CID, security, crime, special crime, police lines, operation cell, traffic, headquarters, among others. The recipient of the medal will be also be given cash reward of Rs 2,000.

The eligibility conditions for the award of medal will require the candidate to have completed 15 years’ of service with the Chandigarh Police as on January 1 of the same year of seeking the award.

The candidate should not have been awarded any major punishment during the service and there should be nothing adverse on record with regard to the integrity of the candidate during his entire service. The medal granted under these rules to the police personnel will be forfeited in case the recipient is awarded any major punishment or is convicted in a criminal case. A provision for posthumous award has also been kept.

The second category is the Administrator’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services. The eligibility conditions for the award of medal will be the same as the one for meritorious services. However, in addition to this the candidate should be a recipient of the Administrator’s police medal for meritorious services and will become eligible for consideration only after three years’ of the receipt of this medal. The candidate should have completed 20 years’ of service.

The last category is of Administrator’s Gallantry Medal. This award shall be given to the police personnel as well as members of the public for displaying exemplary courage at risk to their lives in furthering the cause of law enforcement. Whereas the police personnel will be awarded gallantry medal, the public men will be given commendation certificate. The recipient of this award will also be entitled to a cash reward of Rs 5,000, says the notification of the Administration issued last week.


Replace defective water meters by May 31: MCC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 8
The Public Health Circle of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has appealed to the consumers to get their defective water meters replaced till May 31, the last date for replacing the same.

The Superintending Engineer (Public Health), Mr Swaran Singh Kanwal, said that those who failed to comply with the order would be charged double the rate of their average consumption. The consumers should approach their respective centres as no further extension would be allowed.

It may be recalled that a decision to extend the date was taken in March following the rush of consumers to get the meters tested and replaced before the earlier deadline of March 31 was to expire.

The MCC had also opened five more meter-testing laboratories in Sectors 9, 18, 37, 32 and Mani Majra. Consumers have to buy the meter of ISI mark and pay Rs 65 as testing charges.

MCC officials maintain that of the total 54,227 defective water meters, 18,000 have already been replaced.

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