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PU allows 15 colleges to offer vocational courses
Chandigarh, April 27
Panjab University has allowed 15 affiliated colleges to offer vocational courses from the forthcoming academic session. As many as 20 courses have been allowed.
A decision in this regard was taken at the Syndicate meeting of the university today.

Cheema remanded in police custody
Chandigarh, April 27
Less than 24 hours after J.S Cheema, former CIA Inspector of Chandigarh Police, surrendered before the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI), he was today produced before a local court by the CBI in the afternoon and was remanded in police custody till April 30.

Emergency services on city roads poor: experts
Chandigarh, April 27
It is the middle of the night and a serious accident occurs. The victim needs to be transported to hospital. A police patrol van arrives and untrained policemen come to his rescue, lifting the victim like ‘‘a sack of potatoes’’ and ‘‘dump’’ him in the small space available in the Maruti Gypsy.


Sunflowers in full bloom in a field at a village near Chandigarh.
Sunflowers in full bloom in a field at a village near Chandigarh. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Kashmir a hump in Indo-Pak ties
Talks only way out, says former Pak Foreign Secretary
Chandigarh, April 27
“We have to have a starting point and a dialogue is the only way out,” says Mr Najmuddin A. Shaikh, a former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, maintaining that it would be naive either for India or for Pakistan to say that Kashmir was not a hump in the sordid relations between the two neighbours.

Is police shielding Cheema?
Chandigarh, April 27
Is the local police shielding Inspector J.S. Cheema, who is in the CBI custody in an alleged case of corruption? Even after 41 days of the booking of Cheema, the police department is yet to suspend him. According to sources, a head constable of Chandigarh Police, who maintains the records of suspension of police officials, reportedly told CBI sleuths that as per police records Cheema was not under suspension.


HUDA’s commercial centre a distant dream
Panchkula, April 27
Despite having invested crores of rupees in the city’s commercial centre in Sector 5, the Haryana Urban Development Authority is yet to achieve what it had planned, with property owners and traders being unhappy over the scattered development here.

Jacob seeks report on waste disposal project
Chandigarh, April 27
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), yesterday asked the company to prepare a detailed report on technology and utility evaluation of the waste disposal-cum-power project being mooted at the Dadu Majra dumping site by the municipal corporation.

UT tops in national human development
Chandigarh, April 27
The Union Territory of Chandigarh has topped the list of states and union territories with a human development index of 0.674, according to the first national human development report prepared by the Planning Commission of India and released by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Club fee hike resented
Chandigarh, April 27
Members of the Chandigarh Club have resented the increase in the charges levied for swimming from Rs 500 to Rs 1000. According to some members, the amount of Rs1000 per month for swimming was a bit harsh. They lamented that the session this time was delayed by 15 days even after increasing the charges. The guest charges have also been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per day.

Shruti SharmaMiss India World to visit city
Chandigarh, April 27
Femina Miss India World-2002, Shruti Sharma will visit the National Institute of Fashion Design, Chandigarh, to mark the event of NIFD’s technical collaboration with Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University on April 29. The students pursuing short-term courses will organise a special theme-based dance party on this occasion. Shruti Sharma, a graduate in sociology and a sports person, who will be representing India at the Miss World-2002 contest will interact with students to inspire them and give them tips on fashion.

‘English newspapers overshadow Punjabi dailies’
SAS Nagar, April 27
The journalism as a career in Punjabi did not command due respect as it had been overshadowed by the English newspapers. These views were expressed by the participants during a seminar on “Challenges before Punjabi journalism” organised by the Mohali Working Journalists Association.

No uniform policy for MV Act

This has reference to the report (Chandigarh Tribune, April 7) in which a person whose Maruti car met with an accident was refused insurance claim on the ground that he was driving the van holding driving licence for car/jeep and the van was considered to be a light motor vehicle (LMV). And to get a driving licence for LMV, one is required to give driving test on a mini-truck. This reminds me of a Hindi phrase “Andher nagri chaupat raja” .


Booked for forging documents
Chandigarh, April 27
The police has booked Jasbir Singh, a resident of Sector 44, for allegedly selling a Tata Sumo to a Sector 40 resident, Mr Manjit Singh, on forged documents. In his complaint, Mr Manjit Singh told the police that he had bought the vehicle (PB - 12 - C - 3248) from the accused for Rs 2,31,000. A case under Sections 420, 461, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPC has been registered.

A futile chase
Chandigarh, April 27
Two scooterists ran to catch a car thief in the wee hours of Friday but did not return! Police sources said the two scooter-borne persons were also accompanying the thief.

Woman burnt to death
SAS Nagar, April 27
A 23-year-old woman of Rurka village was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws near here on Saturday. The victim, Nirmal Kaur, was doused with kerosene. She is survived by a two month-old girl child.


Tupperware performers felicitated
Chandigarh, April 27
About 900 star performers of Tupperware India, a US-based direct seller of premium plastic food containers, were felicitated by the senior vice-president Mr Christian Skroder and other senior members of the company who came down to the city for the annual summer celebrations organised at Kisan Bhavan in Sector 35 here today.

Prize distribution function
Panchkula, April 27
The prize distribution function for the winners of inter-school DAV schools in the region was held at Hansraj Public School here today. Various competitions had earlier been organised on April 17 and 18 on the 138th birth anniversary of Mahatma Hansraj .
Winners from various DAV schools in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar, which participated in an inter-school competition held on April 17 and 18, after receiving prizes at Hansraj Public School at Panchkula on Saturday.
Winners from various DAV schools in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar, which participated in an inter-school competition held on April 17 and 18, after receiving prizes at Hansraj Public School at Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Music paper ‘out of syllabus’
Chandigarh, April 27
Students appearing in music (instrumental) paper of BA III of Panjab University today alleged that most of the questions in the paper were out of syllabus.


Sector 21 scooter market ‘to be moved’
Chandigarh, April 27
People of Sector 21 heaved a sigh of relief as the controversy over the shifting of scooter market was resolved today. In a statement before Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the counsel for the Chandigarh Administration said the market would be shifted, but not to in front of St Kabir School in Sector 26.

Student allowed to take MA (Eng) examination
Chandigarh, April 27
Issuing notice of motion for May 14, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed a student to provisionally sit in MA (English) first and second year examinations subject to further court orders.

1-yr RI in cheque bounce case
Chandigarh, April 27
A local court today sentenced an accused to one-year rigorous imprisonment in a case of cheque bounce. He was also fined Rs 2000 by the court.
The complainant, Mr Harmohinder Singh Virak, had alleged that the accused, Sunil Kumar, had taken a “friendly” loan of Rs 15, 500 from the complainant.


Jain art depicted in all its magnificence
Chandigarh, April 27
As the time came round by another year, it was time to pay tributes to the creator of Jain faith. Some time back, a lavish ensemble, portraying the basic tenets of Jainism and its creator Lord Mahavira, was put up at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Administration and the Jain Maha Sangh.

Love story with a dark side
T does not have the components of a presentation comparable with any cinematic class. ‘Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai’ (Neelam) is a simple light romance packaged in a decent show of emotions. The Nakul-Aarti Chhabaria pair stir the right strings of human heart to leave love chords humming and Kim Sharma in the role of a violent ‘love-grabber’ is convincing. The family settings heighten the component of love, but the darker side of the love story limps leaving the show staggering.


Medical technologists discuss issues
Chandigarh, April 27
The state unit of the All-India Medical Laboratory Technologists Association celebrated ‘‘Forethought Day’’ at the PGI here yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sarman Singh, Head of the division of Medical Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, emphasised the need for medical technologists to adopt a systematic approach towards diagnosis in the context of rapid advances in the field of health sciences.

‘Trauma — a modern day killer disease’
Chandigarh, April 27
A two-day continuing medical education-cum-workshop on “Trauma and disaster management was inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at the PGI here today.

Prof Y.K. Batra addresses participants at the two-day workshop on Trauma and disaster management” at PGI in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Prof Y.K. Batra addresses participants at the two-day workshop on Trauma and disaster management” at PGI in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Rally by GMCH-32 security staff
Chandigarh, April 27
Contractual security employees of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 who had restarted their agitation outside the hospital yesterday, took out a peaceful rally in Sector 32, here today.


St Stephen’s win chess tourney
Chandigarh, April 27
Tender Heart school, Sector 33, today played host to the second ICSE (Chandigarh region) Chess tournament on the school premises. The tournament evoked massive response, as children from eight schools took part. Ms Prem Suri, principal of the host school said, it was nice to see a large number of children playing the ‘brain game’. with concentration.

The second ICSE Chess Tournament in progress at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

The second ICSE Chess Tournament in progress at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, in Chandigarh.


Civic body to move SC on garbage dumping issue
SAS Nagar, April 27
The SAS Nagar civic body will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing the civic body to remove the garbage dumped in the open spaces behind the Verka Milk Plant in Phase VI here.

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