Saturday, February 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Escorted by Dr Rashpal Malhotra, CRRID, and Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former member of Parliament, the Human Resource Development Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, on a round of the CRRID in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday.                                               		   —  Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Escorted by Dr Rashpal Malhotra, CRRID, and Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former member of Parliament, the Human Resource Development Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, on a round of the CRRID in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
‘Analyse system for benefit of society’

Concessions for martyrs’ kin
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Under welfare measures initiated for the rehabilitation of the dependants of battle casualties certain concessions have been granted for admission to military schools, besides making provision for instant enrolment in the Army for the deceased’s son or brother.

GCG girl dupes teachers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — It was a rude shock for the gullible teachers of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, who sympathised with a hosteler in distress, with no money to pay her mess dues and financial help nowhere in sight, especially since her parents had failed to arrive on time.


Servant found murdered in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, Feb 11 — A 35-year-old servant, Gulab Singh, was found murdered at the residence of Mr Durga Das Sharma in Sector 4, here, today. He had been working for Mr Sharma for over 15 years.

Students lock department in protest
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The Physics Department was locked during teaching hours today by members of the Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) in protest against the department’s circular banning extra-curricular activities in the department.


Forum writes to PM on reservation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The Voters' Forum Foundation of India has advocated total decentralisation of power as practised in the USA Britain, France and Switzerland. This was the practice in ancient India when administration was by gram sabhas.

Lionism in India of 'high standard'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — "Lionism in India is of the highest standard in the world," said Mr Dennis A. Greyvensyeyn, former Director of Lions Club International, while addressing a press conference at Old-Age Home, Sector 15, here today.


Two travel agents held for duping
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The police has arrested two travel agents on charges of duping a Kapurthala resident and a city resident to the tune of Rs 2.90 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad in two separate cases.

Parveen Kumar SharmaMysterious disappearance
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The mystery shrouding the disappearance of Sector 17 District Courts advocate Parveen Kumar Sharma continues even after over 76 hours, with a team of lawyers returning clueless from Delhi today.

Nabbed for selling kerosene on black market
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The police, in association with the local Food and Supplies Department, arrested Raj Kumar Singla, a shopkeeper, on charges of selling PDS kerosene on the black market. As much as 70 litres of kerosene was seized from his premises.


E-mail messages via pagers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Another aspect has been added to the already fast-paced and quickly changing world of communications and messaging. Now paging service providers in the city have started sending e-mail messages directly from the Internet to the pager screens, eliminating the need to access the net on a regular basis to check on incoming e-mail messages.

Productivity week from today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The National Productivity Council is celebrating a productivity week, starting from Saturday. This year the theme will be ''quality work — quality work''.

Fashion show of dogs today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — A fashion show of dogs! Sounds odd, but it is true. It is scheduled to be held at the Sector 10 Leisure Valley tomorrow as a prelude to the 28th and 29th all-breed championship dog shows of the Chandigarh Kennel Club.


Haryana ignored by researchers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Vivek Yadav, a bespectacled research student in the Political Science department of Panjab University here, has a tough job in hand. His research pertains to Haryana and the problem he is stumbling upon is the absence of good works done on history or politics of Haryana.

Silver jubilee function
DERA BASSI, Feb 11 — A cultural programme marked the celebrations of the silver jubilee of Government Degree College here today.


Convicted of selling substandard milk
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Convicting a milkman accused of selling substandard milk, the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today sentenced him to six months' imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1,000.

Bail denied in fake currency case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The bail application moved by Sector 25 resident Kamlesh, accused of handing over a counterfeit currency note to a Sector 17 belt seller, was today rejected by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi.


Mixed media works on display
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — An exhibition of mixed media artworks — Heavenly Abode — by Gurjind Sandhu was put up at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, here today.

Painting contest on environment
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The celebrations of Basant Panchmi continued for the second day on the premises of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here today.


A scientist from USA on missionDr Rajan Gupta
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Dr Rajan Gupta, a senior staff scientist working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, is here on a mission. A Ph.D in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology, Dr Gupta, a recipient of several awards and honours, has taken upon himself the task of educating youngsters and others about the "AIDS pandemic" facing India.

Drugs by generic names ‘much cheaper’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Physicians should prescribe the drugs by their generic names, since these drugs are 5 to 10 times cheaper than their brand equivalents.


Dhindsa, Mohindra felicitated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association, in its general body meeting held here today, congratulated its President, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who was recently given the Sports portfolio in the Union Cabinet, in addition to Employment and Poverty Alleviation.

City gears up for national judo meet
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Rupinderdeep Kaur, a third year mechanical engineering student of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh will be the city’s main challenge in the Senior National Judo Championships going to start here on February 13 at the Sector 42 Indoor Badminton hall. Top

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