Monday, December 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Police verification drive fails to
take off

Panchkula, December 9
Even as the district police is planning to make the verification of servants and tenants mandatory in order to curb crime, its drives during the past few months have come to a naught. This is mainly because the police departments of several states have not been sending back the verification rolls to it.

Bar Council chief to be from elected members
Chandigarh, December 9
In a major decision, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has decided that in the next election of the council, the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman will be from amongst the elected members of the council. It was decided at a meeting held here today.

Rigging alleged in MC poll
Chandigarh, December 9
A large number of people today alleged impersonation and rigging in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections which concluded yesterday. Some of the voters complained of mistakes about their addresses in the electoral rolls.



Participants learn dance skills at a workshop organised by Global Vision in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

BJP-SAD alliance in for a rout ?
Chandigarh, December 9
The BJP-SAD alliance seems in for a rout and the Congress may emerge as the single largest party in the 20-member Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh after votes are counted on December 11, intelligence and party sources indicated.

MC poll: percentage comes down
Chandigarh, December 9
The average polling percentage of yesterday’s Municipal Corporation poll has come down from 35 per cent to 34.5 per cent after collection of information from all wards. Ward Number 6, which was earlier thought to have polled lowest, has now been replaced by Ward Number 9 recording only 25 per cent polling as against 26 per cent polling in Ward Number 6.

Move to shift gallery hangs fire
Chandigarh, December 9
The proposal to shift the National Gallery of Portraits from its present location to the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10 for a better display of the portraits of freedom fighters seems to have been lost in the whirlpool of red-tapism.

Probe panel indicts Registrar
Leakage of nursing exam papers

Chandigarh, December 9
An enquiry into the leakage of examination papers of the first year of general nursing and midwifery of the Punjab Nursing Council is learnt to have found that the leaked question papers were distributed at the examination centres by the Registrar of the Council.

VCs’ concern over govt funding
Chandigarh, December 9
If “Technology enabled flexible education and development’’ was the theme of the 76th meeting of the Association of Indian Universities and Vice-Chancellors’ Conference that concluded at Panjab University here on Saturday, improving housekeeping of universities was the main concern.

CHANDIGARH Municipal Corporation elections had a bearing on the ongoing wedding season. The District Magistrate banned sale of liquor and also serving of liquor on three days last week starting December 6. This acted as a damp squib on the festivities as the ban was for all clubs, hotels, restaurants and establishments.

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2 boys fall in Sukhna choe, die
Chandigarh, December 9
Rakesh and Ravi Kumar, residents of Madrasi Colony in Bapu Dham area, kept on struggling for their lives in a water-filled ditch near Madrasi Colony, Phase III, in the Sukhna Choe bed yesterday evening.

PUDA team prevented from doing survey
SAS Nagar, December 9
For the second day today, members of the Phase 3 B 1 rehri market prevented a team of the engineering wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority from undertaking a survey of the number of kiosks there.

Geared up to take fashion world in stride
EOMETRIC lines and unusual patterns are what fascinates the most this petite lady from Panchkula who is all geared up to take the world of casual wear in her stride. She is Saru Narula , a first year fashion designing student from a fashion institute in Chandigarh.

“Beautiful smile” contest
Chandigarh, December 9
The Haryana branch of the Indian Dental Association organised a “beautiful smile” contest at Himachal Bhavan in Sector 28 here today. A poster-making contest on the theme “dental awareness” and a dental quiz were also held. Dr Kanwaljeet Saini, honorary secretary of the Haryana branch of the IDA, said the contest marked the culmination of the National Oral Health programme launched by the IDA.


Man succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, December 9
Scooterist Gurwinder Singh, a resident of Kharar, who was hit by a truck near Palsora colony last evening, died at the PGI. The accident had taken place at around 5.45 pm and the truck driver fled from the spot.

Freak mishap holds up traffic
Dera Bassi, December 9
A freak accident at the Mubarikpur level crossing near here this evening held up rail and road traffic for over two hours. According to eyewitnesses, a Chandigarh-bound truck rammed into the railway barrier and broke the pole which struck the power lines leading to short-circling. The accident delayed the Chandigarh-Ambala rail traffic for over two hours.

The broken railway barrier at the Mubarkpur level crossing which held up traffic on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Sunday. (Right) Traffic being diverted towards the Chandigarh-Rajpura road at the Zirakpur traffic lightpoint. 
— Tribune photos Parvesh Chauhan

SJOBA organises seminar on counselling
Chandigarh, December 9
It was their first lesson in growing up to face the challenges that lay outside the confines of their Alma Mater and one that would shape their destiny in the years to come. The St. John’s Old Boys Association’s contribution to their “juniors’’ came by way of a career counselling seminar organised for the outgoing Class X batch at St. John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

A clarification
Chandigarh, December 9
Prof S.C. Bedi, Organising Secretary of the All India Vice-Chancellors’ Conference, today clarified that it was erroneous to blame organisers of the conference for lapses in verifying the identity of the imposter, who impersonated as C. L. Kaul.

4,000 appear in entrance test
Chandigarh, December 9
Over 4,000 students appeared for the combined entrance test for the IIMs at five centres in the city, here today. The centres for the test included DAV College, Sector 10, MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, SGGS College, Sector 26, and GGS College, Sector 26.

Adhunik Nursery School function
Panchkula, December 9
Tiny tots of Adhunik Nursery School in Sector 6 here turned out in their best along with their parents to celebrate the annual function of the school at Yavanika, open air theatre in Sector 5 today.

School annual function
Chandigarh, December 9
Rhythm and zest were the hallmark of a variety programme presented by students of Dutt Vishesh School, Sector 26, on the occasion of their annual function here today.

Students of Dutt Vishesh School, Sector 26, wait for their turn to participate in their annual function in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Anandji weaves magic; presents Rafi awards
Chandigarh, December 9
Some reminiscences of the bygone era, some romance of lyrical melodies and some magic of the music-makers called Kalyanji-Anandji ....The day brought such a treat of music that no one present in Tagore Theatre actually wanted to leave. Each moment of the evening was so refreshing that it seemed to wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.


‘City well-equipped on healthcare front’
Chandigarh, December 9
“If development continued at the present pace, it won’t take long for this city to overtake New Delhi and Bombay in providing top class health facilities to its residents,” said Dr Sandeep Khurana, a DAV College, Sector 10, product from the city who is now a leading cardiologist in the USA.

Workshop on disability prevention begins
Chandigarh, December 9
Twenty-one doctors from the city participated in the third workshop in the series of workshops being held under the aegis of the Rehabilitation Council of India for “Orientation of medical officers in disability prevention and rehabilitation” which started at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Stress on role of acupuncture
Chandigarh, December 9
Methods of alternate medications should be used as complimentary to allopathic medicine rather than as replacements. This was the statement being made at the Continuing Medical Education on alternate medicine organised by the Indira Gandhi Alumni Association here today.


Fine knock by Reetinder Sodhi
Chandigarh, December 9
Reetinder Sodhi of Patiala today made a brilliant knock of 104 runs and enabled the Punjab Cricket Club in beating the Subhania Club, New Delhi, by 77 runs to enter the last four of the inaugural JR Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament played at the PCA stadium, SAS Nagar.
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