Wednesday, April 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



UT panels for law & order, health, education, welfare
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided to constitute five to six sub committees from amongst members of the Administrator’s Advisory Council for an effective discussion and action on selected areas of focus in specialised fields.

Recounting battle of Saragarhi
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — Over a century after the action of 21 Sikh soldiers awed the world by defending their post at Saragarhi in the rugged Hindukush mountains to the last man, the little known but exemplary battle will now be taught in Punjab schools.

CAT sets aside selections
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The selection of three assistant district attorneys and a law officer made earlier in 1998 by the district administration was today set aside by the Central Administrative Tribunal Bench consisting of judicial member Jasbir S. Dhaliwal and administrative member V.K. Majotra.

Clean-up operations in progress at the parvachan sthal at the Mata Mansa Devi shrine on the eve of Navratra mela. — A Tribune photograph
Clean-up operations in progress at the parvachan sthal at the Mata Mansa Devi shrine on the eve of Navratra mela. — A Tribune photograph
Mansa Devi decked up for Navratras


Rs 5 crore for new PGI cath laboratory
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will soon have a new state-of-the-art digital cardiac catheterisation laboratory, equipped with latest electro-physiological system, radio frequency ablation equipment and intra-vascular ultrasound.


Occupants of flats granted stay
SAS NAGAR, April 4 — The occupants of the MIG (Super) flats in Sector 70, who had gone to a Kharar court over the allotment of a school site to the management of a private educational institution in the sector by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority have been granted stay “till the disposal of the main suit”.

Tough going for the family
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — At five-years-going-on-six Gagandeep should be a bundle of energy ... and he would like to be but his little heart just can’t take it. His problem is damaged valves. Given the miracles of modern surgery, his problem is not insoluble ... but the surgery will cost Rs 1 lakh.

Sewerage water on road
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — Residents of Mani Majra are an inconvenienced lot on account of the leakage of the sewerage water onto one of the roads in the township.


2 brothers held in a case of cheating
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The police has arrested two brothers, both Sector 35 residents, on the charge of defrauding three city youths by preparing fake bank statements and other related documents to facilitate their emigration to Australia.


MoU on exchange programme
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The Chandigarh Management Association entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Panjab University on an industry-institute exchange programme here yesterday.

Educational opportunities Down Under a huge draw
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The biggest growing industry, Information Technology, offered Indian students, wishing to graduate in special programmes, bright opportunities in Australia, said Mr Henry A.S. Ledlie, country manager of the IDP Education Australia, at an education exhibition and fair here yesterday.

Joginder — the inside of CBI
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — "Political reform? Where are the long-term plans mooted by the successive governments? Governments function as if there is no tomorrow," a former CBI Director, Joginder Singh, told his fans today.

Industrial Area roads need immediate attention
CHANDIGARH, April 4—Recarpeting work by the Municipal Corporation of the Chandigarh in different parts of the city notwithstanding, the roads in the Industrial Area seem to nobody’s baby.


Board changes dates of practicals
SAS NAGAR, April 4 — The Punjab School Education has advanced the dates of practicals of the candidates appearing in the science stream of the senior secondary level examination.

‘Critical look at education needed’
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — Referring to the enormous number of young people in South Asia — more than 300 million in the 15 to 35 age group — the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, said numbers alone underlined the need for state and central governments to take a critical look at education.


Court orders arrest of jeweller
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — A city court today ordered a local jeweller Jaswant Rai Jain to be taken into custody on the charge of having fabricated a lease deed and used the same to support his claim before the executing court of a rent controller to seek the required relief.

Ten lawyers on fast
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The protest against the proposed amendments to the Civil Procedure Code seems to be getting worse by the day, with 10 lawyers of the local district courts today observing a hunger strike to express their concern over the said amendments which they termed as “anti-litigants”.


Religious album released
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — A religious album of noted Punjabi singer Satwinder Bugga — "Kesri jhande jhulan ge" was released here today.

Music maestro remembered
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — Eulogies were today offered to K.L. Saigal, the immortal king of Indian classical music, on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary.

Mr S.K. Singh (IGP) presents a trophy to Shivraj Bharti Kaushal, dog trainer, in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Mr S.K. Singh (IGP) presents a trophy to Shivraj Bharti Kaushal, dog trainer, in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Kanwaljit fastest in board meet
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — On the second day of the ongoing Punjab Mandi Board founder's-day three-day sport meet here today at the Sector 46 Sports Complex, Kanwaljit Kaur of Amritsar won the first position in the 50 m race.

Sportsmen lack seriousness: VC
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — ''The nutritious diet and a proper environment to play are essential for any sportsperson to grow and show potential," said Prof M.M. Puri, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University here today.

Master dog trainer
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — ‘‘You can teach an old dog new tricks’’, believes Mr Shivraj Bharti Kaushal, adjudged best dog trainer by the Limca Book of Records in their millennium edition.


Three awards instituted
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — Three national awards have been instituted by various Union Ministries, a spokesman of the Directorate of Social Welfare of the Chandigarh Administration, announced here today.

Cops recruitment test result
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — The result of the test for constables (female), who appeared in the written examination, has been declared.

Phone exchange commissioned
CHANDIGARH, April 4 — A new 3,000 lines exchange Remote Line Unit of E-10B, parented to Sector 17, has been commissioned in Sector 7, a press note of the Department of Telecommunication, said here today.Top

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