Monday, February 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PU Syndicate clears pension scheme
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Panjab University Syndicate today cleared the pension scheme which had remained on the back burner for nearly a decade. It is to be implemented from April 1, 1998, and will be compulsory for those employees who joined the university after October 2, 1993.

Festival of Gardens concludes
Crowds, fun and litter
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — All roads seemed to be leading to the Zakir Rose Garden in Sector 16 here as crowds thronged the garden on the concluding day of the Festival of Gardens today.

A couple performs the balancing act on camelback during Festival of Gardens in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PU staffers' money in postal scheme missing
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Panjab University employees who invested money under a special scheme of the Postal authorities were startled when they found their money missing from the accounts after the expiry period of the scheme .

  Ikram SandhuIkram hero overnight
CHANDIGARH Feb 27 — "We are on top of the world since our son told us that he had been chosen first runners-up at the Graviera Mr India contest, at 1.30 am, right after the show,'' a beaming Col D.S. Sandhu (retd), said when he was asked about his initial reaction to the title conferred on their son, Ikram Sandhu, at the contest held in Hyderabad.

Gazette declares winner panch loser
Victim cries for justice as loser attends meetings
SAS NAGAR, Feb 27 — A woman candidate of Sohana village who had won the election of panch of the Sohana Gram Panchayat in 1998 is running from pillar to post to get the records of the government gazette, which declared her a loser, straight. Representations at different government levels have so far gone unheeded.


'Constitution okay, politicians bad'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Janshakti, a social organisation, organised an open discussion on "Constitution review —the controversy" at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15, here, today.

Consumer awakening through posters
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Citizen Awareness Group, Chandigarh, and the Dev Samaj Polytechnic for Women, Sector 21, organised a poster-making contest on consumer awareness here today.

Air Marshal visits 48 Squadron
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Commodore Commandant of 48 Squadron, Air Marshal K.N. Nair, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, is here on a four-day official visit to the squadron,one of the premier transport squadrons of the Air Force.

Fast against reservation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — On the call of the Aarakshan Samapti Sanyukta Sanstha Manch, the general category employees and members of various social organisations began a relay fast in Sector 17 here yesterday in support of their demands.


Punjab electricity board manual punitive

Apropos the news item "New rules on faulty electric meters" (Chandigarh Tribune, February 19), I will like to point out that the amended Punjab State Electricity Board Sales Manual Instruction (No. 115) with regard to the dead stop and inoperative meters cannot be legally applied to domestic consumers of energy in Chandigarh.


3 held for forcible occupation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The police has arrested three residents of Gopalpur village in Ropar district for forcibly occupying the plot of a resident of SAS Nagar.


IA open to more flights to Delhi
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The management of Indian Airlines is open to the demand for increasing its frequency of flights between Chandigarh and Delhi to provide better connections to major destinations on the domestic circuit.


Sandhya, Anita get roll of honours
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Sandhya and Anita were awarded roll of honours in the annual prize distribution function of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today. Sandhya had been declared second best player in softball on all-India inter-university level and Anita was the best gymnast of Panjab University.

Impressive cultural show by students
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 27 — An impressive cultural programme marked the celebrations of the first annual function of New Angel Public School here today.

Shabad rendition at Saint Soldier
SAS NAGAR, Feb 27 — Students of Saint Soldier International Convent School in Phase 7, here, rendered shabad kirtan at a prize distribution function today. The recital of gurbani was followed by ardas and a community kitchen.

School celebrates Elders Day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — A medical check-up camp was held and Elders Day celebrated on the occasion of the third death anniversary of the founder principal of Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 38 here today.

Local girls top science test


Property dealer penalised
PANCHKULA, Feb 27 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered New India Property Dealers of Pinjore to refund Rs 1,800, pay Rs 1,000 for causing mental agony and harassment and Rs 200 as litigation expenses to Ms Shanti Devi, a resident of Shimla, for deficient service.


Bringing the house down with laughter
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — It was a day of rip-roaring laughter and hilarity on the concluding day of the Festival of Gardens at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, which organised a fun-filled Hasya Kavi Sammelan today.


'Prevention of infections in kids important'
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The three-day second National Conference on Paediatric Intensive Care (PIC) which concluded here today emphasised on the need to have more PICUs and training programmes suited to our country. The experts pointed out that early recognition and systematic intensive approach can save many critically ill children.

Coronary diseases on the rise
KHARAR, Feb 27 — There are an estimated 20 million Indians who are suffering from various coronary artery diseases, and if the trend continues, the number is going to double by the year 2015.

PGI Dept celebrates anniversary
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The Department of Oral Health Sciences of the PGIMER celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday. The Department of Dentistry, which shifted to the new block five years ago, began functioning with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

Road show on AIDS awareness
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — The AIDS Control Centre, in collaboration with a home appliance company, organised a road show today to create awareness among the general public about AIDS.

PGI doctor heads ortho body


AG Haryana paddlers in final
CHANDIGARH, Feb 27 — Accountant General (Audit) Haryana, Chandigarh, made it to the final of the North Zone (IA and AD) Table Tennis Tournament which began here today at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall. The three-day tournament will end on February 29.

Bridge tourney held
Chandigarh, Feb 27 — A one-day bridge tournament for the Ubhyankar Trophy was organised here today by the Chandigarh Bridge Association at the Sector 42 Sports Complex in which 16 pairs took part. According to Mr Surjit Kapoor, Vice-President of the association, the pairs were divided into two sections of eight each and all over India, similar tournaments were being conducted simultaneously to select top pairs for the National Bridge Meet to be held at Kasauli (HP) in April.

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