Monday, March 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Ancient artefact excavated from Chhat village, 15 km from Chandigarh, which shows the influence of Harrapan civilisation on this part of Punjab
Ancient artefact excavated from Chhat village, 15 km from Chandigarh, which shows the influence of Harrapan civilisation on this part of Punjab

Slogans follow V-C’s sudden exit from session
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — A large section of Fellows were left amazed here today as the Vice-Chancellor got up abruptly in the middle of a session, following a decision to take the budget in May.

ICU-management needs intensive care
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Various steps to improve the intensive-care management by using new techniques of diagnosis and treatment, besides new drugs, were discussed on the concluding day of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Update 2000 at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Village ‘linked’ to Harappan era
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — A small village, Chhat, 15 km from here, has claimed its relationship with the Harappan civilisation.

Rally by Pind Bachao joint action panel
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — The Pind Bachao Joint Action Committee organised a protest rally against the proposal of the Punjab government to develop Anandgarh city in Mullanpur Garibdass here today.

Sea world at Kids Karnival
Don’t regret that you are not near the sea or that we don’t have a good aquarium in Chandigarh. Our kids have not seen the sea plants and animals except having seen them in books. The actual sight of the water world in Chandigarh — is it incredible.
Pinjore Garden toilets locked
Recently, my friend and I visited Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore. The visit to the place was enjoyable but as we turned towards the toilet to answer the call of nature in the middle of the garden, we found toilets (both he & she) locked.

All-religion protest march
CHANDIGARH, March 26—To protest against the killing of 40 Sikhs at Chatti Singhpura village in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Coordination Committee of all Gurdwaras and the Sikh Institutions organised an all-religion protest march here today.

Jagtar, Sarabjit win Press Club elections
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu (Punjabi Tribune) and Mr Sarabjit Singh Pandher (The Hindu) were elected President and General Secretary of the Chandigarh Press Club here today.

250 Rotarians attend conference
ZIRAKPUR, March 26 — More than 250 representatives of various Rotary Clubs of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan elected Mr Dharmvir Garg of Bhiwanigarh new leader of the RI District 3090 for the year 2000-2001 at the 26th Rotaract District Conference which was held here today.


35 arrested under special drive
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — The police arrested 35 persons, including a hotel manager, under various Sections of the law under a special campaign against the anti-social elements during the past 72 hours.


More jobs for ex-servicemen
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — The Punjab Ex-Servicemen's Corporation is planning to tie-up with multinational companies for establishing commercial ventures to provide greater post-retirement rehabilitation opportunities to ex-servicemen.

Better institutional working stressed
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — A training programme for general managers of district industries centres, Haryana state, and Chandigarh was yesterday organised by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development on behalf of the Office of the Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries), Government of India.

Seminar on process, temperature control
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Mr C.N. Dhar, Executive Director, Hindustan Machine Tools, Pinjore, has asked foundrymen to prepare for the oncoming and inevitable pressures of change, specially with advancement in information technology.


Fee hike by private schools ‘unreasonable’
PANCHKULA, March 26—A deputation of the Rashtriya Abhibhavak Sangh, led by Mr HS Pannu, Chief Patron, submitted a memorandum regarding malpractices by private schools to the Director, Secondary Education, here today.

166 graduates get degrees
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — As many as 166 graduates of arts and commerce streams of Dev Samaj College for Women were conferred degrees by the Principal V. Bhargava for the years 1997, 1998 and 1999 here today.

Annual college convocation
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Nearly 160 graduates of the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, received degrees from the Principal, Mrs Harjit Kaur Khanna at the annual convocation and the prize distribution function of the college, here today.

Teachers discuss problems
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Government Teachers Union held an emergency meeting of the executive committee here today to discuss problems of the UT cadre teachers, working in the Chandigarh schools.


Forum orders HUDA to refund money
PANCHKULA, March 26 —The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority to refund Rs 66,163, interest of 10 per cent on Rs 2,91,951, and Rs 10,000 for mental agony and harassment to Ms Veena Dhand for deficient services.


A treat for the eyes and ears
n the second day of the Bhaskar Rao Festival, art lovers were given a treat for the eyes and ears. The evening began with Bharatnatyam dance performance by Debjani Mujamdar from Kala Mandalam, Calcutta.


Stress on need to check vector-borne diseases
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — There is need to implement an integrated strategy for the control of vector-borne diseases. This was highlighted by speakers during one of the sessions on the concluding day of the 3rd annual conference on “Public Health Challenges in the New Millennium’’, organised by the North Chapter of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine at PGI.

‘Young Indians prone to coronary diseases’
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Latest techniques in the treatment of coronary diseases were discussed at a symposium on Cardiology 2000 held here today.


Sanam, Yuvraj in u-14 final
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Sanam Krishan and Yuvraj Chaudhary made it to the final of the under-14 boys' section on the penultimate day today of the Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis Championship being played here at the CLTA courts in Sector 10.

Kirandeep, Inderjit cycle to victory
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — Kirandeep Kaur of Chandigarh in the women's cross-country massed-start race and Inderjit Singh of Railways in the similar race for men, won on the final day of the first Hero National Mountain Bike Championships which concluded here today in the forest area of Panjab University.

50 entries for Ladies Open Amateur Golf
CHANDIGARH, March 26 — The eighth Chandigarh Open Amateur Ladies Golf Championship will be held here from March 28 to 31. The first day of the championship will be a mixed doubles lucky partners competition followed by a 54-hole strokeplay competition.


A.S. Mohali refutes Billa’s charges
SAS NAGAR, March 26 — Continuing with his tirade a former President of the local Municipal Council, Mr H.S.Billa, has charged that the affairs of the civic body, after the administrator took over in January this year, were being run by the former senior Vice-President of the council owning allegiance to the ruling party in Punjab.Top

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