Monday, March 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, is introduced to players at the International Kabaddi Tournament at Zirakpur on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, is introduced to players at the International Kabaddi Tournament at Zirakpur on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Zirakpur to be beautified
ZIRAKPUR, March 5 — Being the gateway of Punjab to City Beautiful, there was a need to develop and beautify the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat, said Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, while addressing a public meeting on the concluding day of the International Kabaddi Tournament here today.

Scared of exams, boy leaves home; traced in Hardwar
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The controversy regarding the alleged kidnapping of the a SAS Nagar boy, Gian Inder Singh alias Raju, has taken a new turn, with the police tracing him in Hardwar.

Revolt in CTCC over suspensions
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The infighting in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee has resurfaced with several office-bearers and workers of the party revolting against the suspension of three office-bearers — Mr Surinder Bhatia, Mr O.P. Verma and Mr Sandeep Singh — by the officiating President, Mr Kulbhushan Gupta, yesterday.

Uprooted tree blocks traffic
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Traffic on a road behind Kiran Cinema in Sector 22 was disrupted for several hours this morning following the uprooting of a huge tree in the duststorm which hit the city yesterday.


"Surprise guests" in UT
LAST week, the UT Administration had some "surprise guests". And these guests came from Goa, the state where the UT Administrator had served.
Pledge mortal remains
The thoughts expressed by participants at the 12th annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, held at the PGI, are laudable.

'Shun vices on Shivratri'
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The persons who have gone astray and are in the grip of mental agony, should shun ego, differences, jealousy, negativity and impurity of thoughts on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri.

Dogs vaccinated against rabies
SAS NAGAR, March 5 — As many as 978 dogs were vaccinated against rabies and were given de-worming medicine at camps organised by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at different places in Ropar district today.


Fake cop caught extorting money
PARWANOO, March 5 — The police has arrested Mohinder Singh from near octroi post at the Old Kasauli Road for allegedly extorting money from truck drivers by posing as a police officer of the Himachal Police.

Four thieves caught
DERA BASSI, March 5 — The police has arrested four members of a gang who were involved in a number of theft cases in the area and has recovered industrial machinery, a truck and weapons used in thefts and burglaries from their possession.


Jobs sought for youths in local units
BADDI, March 5 — A meeting of the committee constituted to seek employment for local unemployed youths of Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh in local industries was held at Barotiwala yesterday.


Hostel residents hold function
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Hostel residents of Government College, Sector 46, today held their annual function on the premises of the Sector 15 hostel.

Tibetan dances at hostel function
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The annual function of all three hostels of Government College, Sector 11, was held today at the college premises. The function was presided over by Dr V. K. Bansal, Dean Student Welfare, Panjab University.

Local boy is maths olympiad awardee
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Divesh Aggarwal, a plus one student of the local DAV College, has been selected as an Indian National Mathematics Olympiad awardee for 2000 from the North West Zone.

‘Develop computer skills in kids’
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — The computer skills of a child need to be developed progressively in three different areas— text book or the internet, software and school projects.


Compensation, refund for complainant
PANCHKULA, March 5 — The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum ordered Talwar Refrigeration and Air Condition Engineer of the township to refund Rs 2,000 to Mr S.C. Bhatia of Sector 10, pay Rs 2,000 for mental agony and harassment and Rs 800 as costs of proceedings for deficiency of service in February this year.


US doctors perform free surgeries
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — A four-member team comprising Dr Allan Stocks and Dr Harinderjit Singh along with two assistants, Ms Shanon and Ms Mary, performed about 100 free eye surgeries during their week-long stay in Chandigarh which ended today.

Experts discuss various diseases
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Various medical experts deliberated on wide range of topics like tuberculosis, dengue, corneal blindness, sleep disorders, hypertension, cervical pain and doctor-patient relationship in the Medicine Update Conference at Lecture Theatre I of the PGI.

101 donate blood at camp
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — In all, 101 persons donated blood in at a camp organised in the memory of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha at the Sector 33 BJP Office here today.

Meeting on medical education reforms
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Leading medical experts of the region participated in the third meeting of the Dr B.D. Gupta committee on reforms in medical education, held under the auspices of GOMCO Research Foundation, in the office of Dr V.K. Kak, Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here yesterday.


City club qualifies for national league
CHANDIGARH, March 5 — Youngsters Club became the lone team to qualify for the National Football League (second division) at Chennai. There they will play their first match against Indian Bank on March 9.


Drive to check petrol, diesel
PARWANOO, March 5 — Diesel and petrol at all petrol pumps in Solan district was checked under a one-day special drive, carried out by the District authorities on Friday.Top

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