Tuesday, January 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Security beefed up in city
Chandigarh, January 21
In the backdrop of heightened threat perceptions following the December 13 attack on Parliament and the consequent military build-up along the borders, the Chandigarh police has beefed up the security in the city to prevent any untoward incident on Republic Day.

Visitors need not worry, bhavans can rent out rooms
Chandigarh, January 21
Bhavans built by various social and religious organisations across the city can rent out rooms on their premises to visitors to the city. Visitors to the city will not be put to any problem once the illegal guest houses close down, opine official sources.

Evening Shatabdi from January 26
Chandigarh, January 21
From Saturday, January 26, the timing of the Shatabdi departing from here for Delhi at 12.20 pm will be changed. The train will now leave at 6.20 pm.



The Sector 20 gurdwara decked up on the occasion of Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Monday.
The Sector 20 gurdwara decked up on the occasion of Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

Concern over dwindling numbers of vultures
Panchkula, January 21
There has been a catastrophic decline in the number of native “Gyps” species of vultures in the Indian subcontinent and this decline, which is the result of a viral infection, is likely to spread from here to Europe and South Africa.

UT parties gear up for ‘supporting role’
Chandigarh, January 21
The Union Territory units of the main political parties — the Congress, BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) having high stakes in the Punjab Assembly poll — are gearing up to assist their Punjab units keeping aside diametrically opposite territorial views on contentious issues.

CBSE to conduct joint entrance test
Chandigarh, January 21
Complying with the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the Central Board of Secondary Education will, for the first time, conduct an all-India entrance examination for admission to engineering, architecture and pharmacy programmes being offered in deemed universities and institutes in 12 states and union territories. The entrance test will be conducted on May 19.


Gurpurb celebrated with fervour

Chandigarh, January 21
Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras in the city on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, here today. A large number of residents visited various gurdwaras early in the morning and took part in kirtan darbars organised on the occasion.

An aerial view of devotees partaking langar in Chandigarh on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on Monday. — Reuters

An aerial view of devotees partaking langar in Chandigarh on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on Monday.

Police clueless about robbers
Kharar, January 21
The local police has not yet found any substantial clue about the robbers who struck at some houses in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar and Dashmesh Nagar on Saturday night, inspite of raids at various places.

Nakas at entry, exit points
Panchkula, January 21
In the wake of increasing incidents of auto thefts from various parts of the district, the police has embarked upon a programme for plugging all entry and exit p oints in the township.

Waters of trouble invite epidemic

Sohana, January 21
The outbreak of an epidemic is looming large on the area as untreated sullage of SAS Nagar is eating into the ecological balance here. Such fears have been communicated by officials of PUDA to the authorities concerned.

A cesspool of untreated sullage near Sector 70 in Sohana village. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

A cesspool of untreated sullage near Sector 70 in Sohana village.

Protest against hike in cable rates
Panchkula, January 21
The cable war continued with a dharna being organised by the Panchkula Joint Welfare Association Forum today. As many as 36 representatives of various organisations extended their support and participated in this dharna being staged by Mr Hemant Kinger in front of the DC office.

51-member JAF to carry on protest against paid parking
Chandigarh, January 21
The anti-paid parking forces here today formed a 51-member Joint Action Front (JAF) and have invited 500 persons from different walks of life and localities to chalk out a strategy to further carry out the struggle.

Ex-DGP remembered
SAS Nagar, January 21
The Police Association of Retired IPS Officers today remembered a former Director-General of Police, Punjab, Parkash Chand, who died recently. The late DGP, who was partially paralytic, passed away in sleep.

In love with adventure

Nothing is prettier than nature; love it, says Jagdev Sharma, alias Zags, a 32-year-old businessman running an electronics company for the past 15 years. 


Booked for showing porno movie
Panchkula, January 21
The police has arrested a Pinjore resident on charges of exhibiting pornographic film on a CD player in Rattpur colony. According to an FIR registered at Pinjore police station, it is alleged that Sohan Lal was showing the film in a house located on the Dharampur road. 

Woman gangraped
Chandigarh, January 21
In a gruesome incident, a 35-year old widow was gangraped near the railway station in the presence of her father last night. The miscreants also robbed them of Rs 12,500 at knife-point.


IR consultant speaks on management
Chandigarh, January 21
Nationally acclaimed industrial Relations (IR) consultant R. Krishnamurthy today conducted a programme on managing medical representatives in Punjab. About 125 managers from pharma companies attended the day-long conference.


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15 elected to PU’s Academic Council
Chandigarh, January 21
The list of 15 teachers from colleges affiliated to Panjab University, who will be part of the University’s Academic Council, has been finalised.

6-day workshop on teaching

Chandigarh, January 21
Interaction and teaching through informal methods was the thrust of the ongoing six-day workshop on “The 360 teaching and learning concepts” at the Dev Samaj College for Girls, Sector 36, here today.

Girls participate in a workshop on “Innovative Teaching Methods” at the Dev Samaj College for Girls, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Girls participate in a workshop on “Innovative Teaching Methods” at the Dev Samaj College for Girls, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Monday.

Lively show by school kids
Panchkula, January 21
The annual prize distribution function of MRA Modern Public School, Panchkula branch, was held today. It was a well presented show by all the classes participating in various events.


Grant bail rarely for NDPS offences: high court
Chandigarh, January 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has ruled that the courts must adopt a “negative attitude” while granting bail to accused booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

Lawyers press demand for lift facility
Chandigarh, January 21
In order to help hundreds of daily visitors to the District Courts, who have been facing inconvenience due to the non-availability of lift facility, members of the District Bar Association today met the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator.

27 lawyers issued notices
Chandigarh, January 21
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has issued notices to 27 advocates from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for allegedly violating the provision of the Bar Council of India rules, which prohibits advocates from soliciting work through advertisement either directly or indirectly by circulation, personal communication and other manners.

Bar body condemns govt move on tribunals
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh CAT Bar Association (CCBA) yesterday condemned the move of the Central Government to abolish the tribunals constituted under the Administrative Tribunal Act here.


Shilpi literally breathes Bharatnatyam
Chandigarh, January 21
Shilpi Baruri eats, breathes and drinks on Bharatnatyam. At the first glance you may pass this girl from Kolkata like any other youngster out to have a good time until the topic turns to the aesthetics of Indian classical dances, when she suddenly turns into an expert in Bharatnatyam, discussing mudras, facial expressions and body movements with the kind of knowledge that comes only from deep understanding of the classical dance.

A woman of substance with inner strength
Chandigarh, January 21
Deepa Bajaj is a woman of substance. This freelance artist may be a familiar face in Chandigarh for her colourful stained glass paintings but once you know her as a person it is not the paintings that leave an impact but it is her inner strength that lingers with you. Because Deepa stands for the woman who defying all odds has managed to do what she always wanted to do.

Breathing east in the west
Chandigarh, January 21
Iftekhar Ahmed may have left his motherland Bangladesh for the brighter lights of London, but even after living for about two decades in Luton, a satellite town of London, he is attached to his origin. To promote myriad cultures of the Indian sub-continent, he has started Academy of Performing Arts in Luton, exclusively catering to the Asian community there.


‘Need to revive Indian systems of medicine’
Chandigarh, January 21
A two-day workshop on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, organised by the SOSVA (N) in collaboration with the Servants of the People Society ended here today.

UT achieves 97 per cent target in vaccination
Chandigarh, January 21
A total of 16,397 children below the age of five years were vaccinated against polio as part of the second day of the pulse polio campaign in the city here today. With this, the UT Administration has achieved vaccination among 97 per cent of its target population in the city.


STC women’s teams win laurels
Chandigarh, January 21
The Sports Authority of India, Sports training centre, Sector 18; eves have returned victorious in hockey and volleyball in the various tournaments held at Mumbai and Dharamsala.

Members of hockey team of SAI STC-18, Chandigarh, which won the All-India Gold cup hockey meet held at Mumbai recently.

Members of hockey team of SAI STC-18, Chandigarh, which won the All-India Gold cup hockey meet held at Mumbai recently.


Admn goes in for water harvesting
Panchkula, January 21
Even as Panchkula waits for its promised share of water from the Chandigarh Water Supply Augmentation Bhakra Main Line Kajauli Scheme, the administration proposes to construct small water harvesting structures under the newly sanctioned Watershed Development Project for recharging of ground water.


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