Tuesday, February 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Examiner row jams M.Phil (music) results
Chandigarh, February 10
There seems to be something seriously wrong with the functioning of Panjab University’s Music Department which has been sitting over the results of M Phil examination for the session 2001-2002 for almost a year now. 

2 lecturers indicted in unfair means case
Chandigarh, February 10
Two college lecturers have been indicted in an inquiry conducted by the Panjab University’s Unfair Means Cases (UMC) committee for allegedly concealing and misrepresenting facts in an attempt to favour a student, thereby implicating another candidate in the process.

Arina, winner of Ms Foreign Beauty Contest flanked by Pupe and Kyizom at the annual function of foreign students Arina, winner of Ms Foreign Beauty Contest (centre) flanked by Pupe (first runner up) (left) and Kyizom (second runner up) at the annual function of foreign students held at GCG, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


MC panels may not have BJP heads
Chandigarh, February 10
The BJP is likely to be denied chairmanship of any House Committee of the Municipal Corporation for the second year in running and Harpreet Kaur, whose husband Devinder Singh Babla was expelled from the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, is likely to head an important committee.

VRS being ‘forced’ on Puncom staff
SAS Nagar, February 10
Uncertainty and bitterness looms large at various offices of Punjab Communications Limited (Puncom) here with a large number of employees today alleging that the management was pressurising them to avail themselves of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) failing which they would be transferred to other Puncom centres in the country.

Godara’s kin held for theft 
Panchkula, February 10
The police has arrested Manoj Pal, a relative of former Haryana Home Minister, Mani Ram Godara, and two others on charges of theft and trespassing. The accused was booked by the police yesterday on the complaint of his landlord, Mr Manishwar Puri, a resident of Chandigarh. 

Police remand for 4 bookies
Chandigarh February 10
Four persons — Rahul Sofat, Rishi Goyal, Ravi Kumar and Rajiv— arrested by the UT police for their alleged involvement in betting on first World Cup cricket match were today remanded in police custody by a local court. 

Testing times for parents, teachers
Chandigarh, February 9
Though the ICC World Cup-2003 has infused a lot of euphoria and enthusiasm among the cricket lovers, it has also become a bone of contention in those families whose wards are preparing for the final examination of their respective classes. In Chandigarh and its nearby towns like Patiala, Ambala, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Panchkula, it is the time for the students to study. 
Cricket fever: Young players in playful mood in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan
Cricket fever

STSE examinees apprehensive
Chandigarh, February 10
The delay in the announcement of result of the State Talent Search Examination (STSE) held here on November 24, last year has made the students apprehensive. In a communication to the TNS today, 20 students, who had taken the examination, cited example of the STSE examination conducted by Punjab, the result of which had been announced already and the successful candidates had started preparations for the national examination(NTSE).


P.P. Singh deposes before police
Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, February 10
The controversial official of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), Mr P.P. Singh, and his lawyer wife, Ms Madhu Singh, again appeared before the Hoshiarpur (Punjab) police today, as part of police investigation into the alleged possession of Rs 1 crore as black money. 

Mahila Congress conference on March 8
Chandigarh, February 10
The Mahila Congress plans to organise a women’s conference here on the occasion of “mahila divas” on March 8. The All-India Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, will be invited to preside over the conference, which will be jointly organised by the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh units of the party.

Command Hospital’s new culture
When new work culture was started at the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, in May last, it looked doubtful whether the tempo of work to the satisfaction of the patient would be maintained as a long-term measure. Now, it seems that this work culture has been institutionalised by the hospital.

A patient being treated at the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir.
A patient being treated at the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir

The first trade directory of Chandigarh
irsts have always had a special place in history. The first climb of Mount Everest, the first man in space, the first civilisation, the first President and so on. Chandigarh, too, has its set of firsts. Among these is the first trade directory published by some shopkeepers in the city in the early 70s.

MC workers rally today
Chandigarh, February 10
The Coordination Committee of the Government and MC Employees and Workers UT here will tomorrow organise a sit-in at Matka Chowk to protest against the Administration’s refusal to accept their long-pending demands.

1500 kundi connections  cut off
Chandigarh, February 10
The Electricity Department, division number 2, today removed 1500 kundi connections from Vikas Nagar and pocket four of Manimajra. The campaign was smooth and did not meet any resistance, the operation in charge, Executive Engineer D.P. said here today in a statement.


Book exhibition in Kalpana’s memory
Chandigarh, February 10
A book exhibition in the honour of Kalpana Chawla and other astronauts who died in the Columbia space shuttle explosion was organised at the Government College, Sector 11, here today.


Status report on female foeticide sought
Chandigarh, February 10
Acting on a petition concerning female infanticide and foeticide, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to file a status report.

Police remand for Nigerian
Panchkula, February 10
The Nigerian national, Michael John, who was arrested by the police last evening on charges of heroin smuggling, was today remanded in police custody till February 17. He was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr H.S. Dahiya, today and given police remand for seven days.


Pre-Valentine bash at NIFD
Chandigarh, February 10
Students of National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Chandigarh, are all set for a mega pre-Valentine bash at the Gizeh Club on February 12 to select the NIFD Mr & Miss Valentine.

Gick Grewal in varied roles
Chandigarh, February 10
A local artiste has gone places. A well-known face among the city theatre-lovers, she is now all set to captivate the hearts of millions the country, nae the world, over! She is, of course, the vivacious Gick Grewal whose energy knows no bounds.

Brothers bring alive sarangi
Chandigarh, February 10
After a long time, one got to see the freshness of young minds at Pracheen Kala Kendra this evening. The occasion was jugalbandhi of the sarangi by two brothers, who cast a magical spell on the audience by displaying tremendous control over the instrument, which is known for its tunes that most closely resemble human voice.

Artists prepare for Patiala fest
Chandigarh, February 10
Many city artists have got together under the aegis of Art Folio in Sector 9 to produce art works especially dedicated to the 10-day Patiala heritage festival which will open at Patiala from February 14.

A painting which highlights the heritage of Patiala at Art Folio in Chandigarh.
A painting which highlights the heritage of Patiala at Art Folio


Polio surgery on 102 patients
Chandigarh, February 10
Over 300 patients were examined, and corrective surgery for polio was performed on 102 patients by a team of orthopaedic surgeons selected by President of Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik Dr G.S. Kochhar.

(From left to right) Dr Vijay Sahgal, Dr Raj K. Garg, Dr G.S. Kochhar and Col P. Vohra give details of the Polio corrective surgery camp held in Azamgarh (UP), in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
Dr Vijay Sahgal, Dr Raj K. Garg, Dr G.S. Kochhar and Col P. Vohra give details of the Polio corrective surgery camp held in Azamgarh


College athletics meet opens
Chandigarh, February 10
The 48th annual athletics meet of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, began here today, It was declared open by Dr Mrs Beantjit Kaur, Vice-Principal of the college. The college flag was unfurled and students took part in the march past.


Amitabh Singh DhillonDhillon is SP Traffic
Chandigarh, February 10
Mr Amitabh Singh Dhillon, a 1997 batch Haryana cadre IPS officer, today took the charge of the Superintendent of Police (Traffic and Security), Chandigarh. He replaced Mr Balbir Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, (Traffic and Security), who goes back to his home state.


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