Sunday, February 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Students corner Bharat Ratna Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for autograph before he inaugurated the National High Performance Scientific Computing Facility at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Computer will revolutionise education, feels Kalam

No harm in Constitution review, says Jaitley...
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The Constitution of India has served well in the past 50 years but there is no harm in review of several constitutional provisions at this stage.
...eulogises educational

‘Implement SC order on slums here, too’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Describing slums as smudges on City Beautiful, some residents, including a former Chief Architect and a Chief Engineer, believe that the direction of the Supreme Court of India, prohibiting the mushrooming of inner cities, should be implemented in Chandigarh too.


Providing hope to landmine victims
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Going to school was never so painful and traumatic until a blast changed all that for 14-year-old Manzoor Ahmad of Kupwara. His left foot was blown off when he stepped on a landmine planted by militants when he was on his way to school.


Guru's birth anniversary celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety here today.

Village gets dharamshala
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 19 — On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass, the Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today inaugurated in Nabha Sahab village, a dharamshala, meant for the down-trodden.

Rich tributes paid to Col Gill
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Rich tributes were paid to Lieut-Col Partap Singh Gill, a former Lieutenant-Governor of Goa and father of Dr Manohar Singh Gill, Chief Election Commissioner of India, at the bhog and antim ardas held at the Sector 8 Gurdwara here this afternoon.

INLD website launched
PANCHKULA, Feb 19 — Highlighting the achievements of the Indian National Lok Dal at a press conference held today, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Board, Haryana, Mr R.S. Chaudhary, said that 60 lakh units of extra power a day had been provided to the state.

Work for poverty alleviation: Gupta
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Mr Justice J.L. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in his inaugural address at the annual conference of the Rotary International District-3090, here today urged the participants to sacrifice their “petty pleasures” and work for the removal of poverty.


One arrested for assault
CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — The police has arrested a Mani Majra resident on the charge of assaulting another person of the same area.


'Quality work hikes productivity'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — As part of the National Productivity Week, the Bureau of Indian Standards in collaboration with the National Productivity Council organised a seminar on "Quality work, quality life" here yesterday.


Fest offers books, multi-media kits
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — A two-day book fest, organised by the Regional Institute of English, Sector 32, was inaugurated this morning. The festival not only had books, multi-media kits and other study material on display for both students and educators, but also various competitions for the children.

Geopolitics seminar from today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Panjab University, will host the fourth international conference on Rethinking Boundaries: Geopolitics, Identities and Sustainability, here at ICSSR Complex, from February 20 to 26.

School holds annual function
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Stepping Stones Secondary School, Sector 38, celebrated its annual function here today.

Stone of new school laid
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — The foundation stone of a new public school, named after Mata Sahib Kaur, was laid yesterday at Sawara village, near Kharar, by Panj Piaras.

Water problem in six villages
MULLANPUR GARIBDASS, Feb 19 — Low water pressure in more than half a dozen villages has irked the residents as their complaints have remained unheard by the authorities.

Region lagging in literacy: Gujral
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Mr Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister, said the region was lagging in literacy, at “Yugantar 2000”, a meeting of Rotary clubs, here this evening.


One convicted of possessing liquor
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Convicting a city resident of possessing liquor, the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr K. K. Goel, today directed him to be released on probation.


Mann regales audience
CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — Singer Harbhajan Mann was in the city today to perform on the occasion of the annual function of the district conference of Rotary International 3080 at Law Auditorium, Panjab University.

Jugalbandi atop a truck
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Famous French composer-pianist Marc Vella today performed a unique jugalbandi with sculptor Shiv Singh on city roads atop a truck.

Human figures in many poses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — An exhibition of paintings, 'The Quest', of Swaranjit Savi opened on Friday at IndusInd Art Gallery, Sector 8.

Blind troupe comes to light
SAS NAGAR, Feb 19 — It looked like any other performance of classical dances till the hosts of the show introduced the artistes to the audience. The artistes, who were members of Natyanjali, a centre in Bangalore for learning classical dances, were visually handicapped.


Chugh heads organ transplant society
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Dr K.S. Chugh, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Nephrology, PGI, has been elected President of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation.

'Need for re-look at organs Act'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — With the changing scenario and technological advancements, the need today is to have a re-look at the Transplantation of Organs Act, 1994.

Workshop on oral health care
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — A regional workshop on the national oral health care programme will be held here at Parivar Kalyan Bhavan on February 25 and 26.

Workshop for NGOs
PANCHKULA, Feb 19 — A three-day state-level orientation workshop on targeted intervention for non-government organisations opened at a hotel in Sector 10 here today.


Organisers, city judokas impress
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — Judokas of the CRPF won the maximum number of medals and the overall championship in the Senior National Judo Meet, which concluded at Indoor Hall, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on February 16. They won six gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

Jeev praises CGA range
CHANDIGARH, Feb 19 — India's ace international golfer Chiranjeev Milkha Singh visited the CGA golf driving range yesterday and described it as a marvellous happening in the new millennium.

Sport fair from March 3
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 19 — The local Sher-e-Punjab Sports Club will organise a sport fair (Khed Mela) from March 3 to 5.Top

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