Monday, April 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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GMCH-32 security left high and dry
Chandigarh, April 21
More than 240 security guards working at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 were relieved from their services when they reported for duty today morning, allegedly without any prior notice from either the hospital authorities or the contractor who had employed them.

Man kills neighbour, injures self
Chandigarh, April 21
A resident of Sector 44, Naveen Bhatia (33), succumbed to multiple stab injuries at the PGI where he was rushed to in a critical condition after being stabbed repeatedly by his neighbour, who is reported to be mentally upset, today afternoon.

Where mud flows from taps
SAS Nagar, April 21
Muddy water supply from the tubewells of the local civic body in Industrial Area, Phase IX here, has added to the woes of the residents. The water becomes muddier when the supply is restored after a power breakdown, lament the residents. No lemonade! This is the muddy water being supplied by the civic body in Industrial Area, Phase IX of SAS Nagar
No lemonade! This is the muddy water being supplied by the civic body in Industrial Area, Phase IX of SAS Nagar.  — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


  Chemical-free foods introduced at Kala Gram

Chandigarh, April 21
Indians have the highest traces of the DDT in the blood in the world. Nor is this fact coincidental that limit of toxics in the breast milk of Indian mothers stands beyond ‘medical tolerance limits’ set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). These maladies have stemmed from chemicals used intensively for increased food production during the post-green revolution period in India.

The Adviser to UT Administrator Ms Neeru Nanda, greets Padmashree, Padmabhushan Anna Hazare, as the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, looks on, at the Kala Gram
The Adviser to UT Administrator Ms Neeru Nanda, greets Padmashree, Padmabhushan Anna Hazare, as the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, looks on, at the Kala Gram, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
 — A Tribune photograph

Railways ‘not paid’ for gauge conversion
Chandigarh, April 21
Non-recovery of the cost of gauge conversion and maintenance charges of defence sidings in the western sector by the Northern Railways administration has resulted in a loss of over Rs 5 crore to the railways.

Nova Satellite to map North Indian forests
Trilokpur (Panchkula), April 21
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to link the Forest Survey of India at Dehra Dun with Nova Satellite to map forests in North India, susceptible to forest fires through satellite imagery.

CHANDIGARH Municipal Corporation House was on fire on the issue of alleged irregularities in recent recruitment of firemen, theft from the store and the people’s perception about the efficiency of the department. With all parties showing unanimity on the issues, the House set up three separate committees to look into specific issues.
  • Paid parking

  • Water shortage

  • Total control

  • Late comers

  • Bonsai charm

  • Inspiration galore

  • Overheard

  • Hype ends

  • Menopause Helpline

  • Lucky on all fronts


Discourses, bhandaras mark Ram Navami

Chandigarh, April 21
On the occasion of Ram Navami, a recital of Ram Charit Manas was organised at the Ram Krishna Mission Ashram in Sector 15. Reciting the epic, Pt Bansi Lal Chibber appealed to the audience to follow the path of truth and be dutiful, as was illustrated by Lord Rama.

  • ISKCON devotees celebrate Ram navami
  • ‘Palki Utsav’ of Sai Baba
  • Discourse on Lord Rama
Devotees take part in aarti on the occasion of Ram Navami
Devotees take part in aarti on the occasion of Ram Navami in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Withdrawal of police creates chaos at Mansa Devi
Panchkula, April 21
The ninth day of the ‘Navratra Mela’ began with chaos after the Superintendent of Police at Panchkula withdrew the force from the shrine without taking the local administration into confidence.

Devotees take a holy dip at ‘Mundan Ghat’ on the concluding day of Navratra Mela at Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula, on Sunday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
Devotees take a holy dip at ‘Mundan Ghat’ on the concluding day of Navratra Mela at Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula

Forest fire prevention week begins
Trilokpur (Panchkula), April 21
Forests are the basis for sustenance of life and all other forms of life are inter-dependent. Trees are the guardians of ecological security as they play a pivotal role in maintaining ecological balance.

Rally on environment awareness
Chandigarh, April 21
The Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, organised a rally at Palsora as part of the National Environment Awareness Campaign, 2002.

Brahma Kumaris plan to teach spirituality
Chandigarh, April 21
The Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidalaya has planned to give spiritual knowledge and translate it into a spiritual lifestyle through the practice of Rajyoga during its Goodwill Year-2002 celebrations. This was announced at the inauguration of the celebrations at Rajyoga Bhavan, Sector 33, here today.

Lord Mahavira Jayanti celebrated
Chandigarh, April 21
Prominent Jain citizens of the city, including the Chandigarh SSP, Mr Parag Jain, and a former MP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, celebrated the 2600th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira here today. Although the Mahavira Jayanti falls on April 25, the Jain Mahasangh organised a cultural evening to mark the celebrations at Tagore Theatre today.


Woman booked for defrauding bank
Panchkula, April 21
The police has booked Ms Anjana Kapila, a resident of Sector 2, on the charge of duping the Bank of Baroda, Sector 11, of Rs 85,000.

  • Gamblers held
  • Trespass case
  • Liquor seized
  • Knocked down
  • Thieves held
  • Pocket picked
  • Vehicle thefts

Geology student’s case may unearth nexus
Chandigarh, April 21
Panjab University is planning to file a case against a student for the alleged replacement of the title covers of his answer-books in the annual undergraduate honours-school geology examinations of April 2000. The action had changed the nature of the result.

Architects celebrate Chapter Day
Chandigarh, April 21
Nearly 15 members associated with the Punjab Chapter of Indian Institute of Architects were honoured for outstanding performance on the occasion of their Chapter Day celebrated at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, here today.

Varsity-NIFD pact on degree courses
Chandigarh, April 21
Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University (Udaipur) has entered into a technical arrangement with the local National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD) to offer degree courses from the new session, said Prof B.P. Bhatnagar, Vice-Chancellor, here today.


PRTC directed to pay passenger
Chandigarh, April 21
A consumer court has directed the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation to pay a compensation of Rs 1310 to the complainants, the Punjab Civil and Consumer Welfare and Mr Harkirat Singh Walia, a resident of Banur, for deficiency in its bus services.


916 donate blood
Chandigarh, April 21
As many as 616 volunteers including 143 women, donated blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhavan, Sector 30, here today. Apart from this camp, the mission organised such camps in 39 other cities across the country.


Inayat Khosla, Dilpreet clinch tennis titles
Chandigarh, April 21
Inayat Khosla and Dilpreet Gill proved to be the star players in under-16 group when they clinched the titles in girls and boys sections, respectively, in the Total Tennis Championship played here today. Justice M.M. Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court gave away the prizes to the winners.

  • Sports meet
  • Football tourney
  • Minister’s visit
  • Cricket matches
  • Ball badminton meet
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