Wednesday, April 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
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Board changes dates of practicals
Tribune News Service

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.

The Controller of Examination, Ms Harcharan Kaur Brar, said the practical tests earlier scheduled to be held from April 26 to April 28 would now be held from April 16 to April 18. She said the regular candidates had been informed through their respective school heads and the private candidates through registered letters. The examination schedule of other subjects remain the same.Back


‘Critical look at education needed’
'Tribune News Service

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.

She was inaugurating a five-day training workshop on 21st century: development challenges at the Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia Centre, here yesterday. She said governments had introduced a number of welfare schemes but these needed larger participation of the youth and community-based organisations. "Youth need to be collaborators and not merely beneficiaries," she said.

Dr Bhagbanprakash, Director of the local chapter of the CYP Centre, said the new century was going to witness radical changes in traditional views on career options, job safety and security. Stereotyped careers in medicine, engineering, education, civil services and the Army would be overshadowed by health and life-skills managers, knowledge workers, information disseminators, programme and event producers and robotics managers, among others, he claimed.

The size of the Asian middle class was also increasing and it stood at nearly half a billion today, he stated. There were apprehensions that physical needs of this consumer society would not be met, he added.Back


Court orders arrest of jeweller
Tribune News Service

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.

Refusing the bail application filed here today by Jain, UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Parkash held that the accused faced serious charges of forgery (Section 467 IPC) punishable with an imprisonment which may extend upto life imprisonment.

The complaint against Jain was filed here by the Punjab and Haryana High Court through the Registrar.

In the complaint it was alleged that the accused had forged agreements of lease deed dated November 1, 1979, and also the ones dated August 3, 1981, October 1, 1984, and April 15, 1989. It was added in the complaint that the high court held the lease deeds as made up and fabricated. In fact a letter dated October 18, 1979, revealed that the premises in question was actually on lease with the Indo Tibetan Border Police till November 30, 1979. Back


Ten lawyers on fast
Tribune News Service

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”.

One of the striking lawyers, Mr Yogesh Goel, said that litigants would be in for trouble in case these amendments get notified. The lawyers are also jittery about the Section which will now make filing of the written statement by the respondent within 30 days mandatory.

Said another lawyer Mr Tejinder Singh,”The fact that second appeals will not lie now in many cases is also not quite acceptable. Another problem will crop up due to omission of later patent appeal.”

Those who sat on strike included Mr Beni Prasad Verma (secretary to the Bar), Ms Jagdeep Bajwa, Mr Charanjit Chadha, Mr Neeraj Sahni, Mr Yogesh Goel, Mr Kultar Bhangu, Mr Sumit Hans, Mr Jagmohan Johal and Mr Savinder Sekhon. Back


Religious album released
Tribune News Service

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

Brought out by Tips, the cassette has music by eminent Punjabi music director, Charanjit Ahuja. The cassette has deliberately been brought out at the end of the year-long celebrations of tercentenary of the Khalsa as “I did not want to follow the other singers”, Satwinder said.

Answering a question on the obscenity in music videos, he said the video should be such that they could watched by the entire family. Satwinder had over 12 albums to his credit till now.Back


Music maestro remembered
Tribune News Service

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.

Speaking on the occasion, President of the Environment Society of India, Mr S.K. Sharma, said after having mastered the field of classical music, Saigal entered the world of Indian cinema, where he proved to be equally impressive.

A Former Principal, of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Mr S.S. Bhatti, while delivering the keynote address, said Saigal was the best-known creative vocalist India ever produced after Tansen and his songs had survived the onslaught of many fads and trends.

A former Chairman, of the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, Mr H.S. Dilgir, also offered tributes and said Saigal further enriched Ghalib’s ghazal with his fine voice.Back

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