Wednesday, April 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Karmapa’s tests normal: PGI
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, was today admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGI) for a thorough medical check-up and treatment. Attired in maroon robes, 15-year-old Karmapa arrived at the hospital amid tight security.

N.K. Jain’s bail plea rejected by CBI Special Judge
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — CBI Special Judge S.S. Lamba (also presently officiating as the UT District and Sessions Judge) today turned down the anticipatory bail plea filed by UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain.

Vivek Principal directed to promote students
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — The case concerning alleged illegal detainment of three Class XI Vivek High School students by their principal took a significant turn today with a city court directing principal, Mrs P.K. Singh, and class teacher, Mr Mushtaq Ahmad, to promote the three plaintiffs to class XII on the basis of detailed marks secured by them.

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is yet to initiate action on getting fabricated four chassis it purchased almost a year ago.
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is yet to initiate action on getting fabricated four chassis it purchased almost a year ago. — A Tribune photograph by Parvesh Chauhan
Fire Department’s deep slumber continues


Four dead in road accident
PANCHKULA, April 11—Four persons, two women and two children, died on the spot and 18 others were injured when a tractor-trolley, HR03A, 7617, turned turtle on the Panchkula-Barwala road in the evening here today.


A park at a heavy cost
ZIRAKPUR, April 11 — Zirakpur is getting a park ... but at a heavy cost. Hundreds of eucalyptus trees now standing on the land earmarked for the recreation area will face the axe.

Training for wireless operators
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — A week-long specialised training programme camp for wireless operators got underway at the Sector 23 Children’s Park here today.

‘Involve’ children in Red Cross work
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (retd), yesterday stressed the need to involve schoolchildren in Red Cross movement to broaden its base in the state.

Nagar kirtan procession
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — A colourful nagar kirtan procession was taken out by the Hindu Parv Mahasabha to mark Ram Navmi celebrations in the city today.

‘Sanskrit college near Mansa Devi soon’
PANCHKULA, April 11 — The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said the new education policy of the state would come into force from July and computer education would be introduced from Class IX in an effort to vocationalise education.

Kanjaka without kanjaks
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — According to the pandits Durga Ashtami began at 8 a.m. today and continues until 6 a.m. on Wednesday ... and according to tradition, this is the day to assemble a bevy of little devis and feed them halwa-puri-chole.


Mother of three commits suicide
DERA BASSI, April 11 — A mother of three children and resident of Rampur Sanin, 5 km from here, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself last night.

Housewife attempts suicide
SAS NAGAR, April 11 — A woman of Guru Nanak Colony in Phase X here, allegedly, doused herself with kerosene here past evening. She was rushed to the Sector 32 Government Hospital. The victim, Sangeeta, had married Rakesh four years ago and had a child.

Ex-cop convicted for assault
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — A city court today convicted a former constable of the UT police for causing grievous injury to a sub-inspector and criminally intimidating his wife while she was attempting to rescue her husband from the assault.

Bomb hoax
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — A hoax bomb plant was reported from KC Theatre in Sector 17 here when the late night show of the movie Hera Pheri was on. The police received a call at 10.05 pm that a bomb had been planted in the hall.


Experts favour joint Sino-Indian development
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — Current trends in Indo-Chinese relations and further development in bilateral relations were discussed between Chinese and Indian experts at an interface organised by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today.

Mixed response to traders’ bandh call
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — There was a mixed response to the bandh call given by the Sector 17 Traders Association here today in protest against the proposed amendments to the building bylaws (commercial).

Grapes flood markets
SAS NAGAR, April 11 — A delicacy among fruits, grapes have flooded the local markets with the vendors displaying the item in all possible packs. The other variety of the fruit, black grapes also priced at Rs 40 a kg, was also sought after by customers.

ATM operational on campus
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — The local circle of the State Bank of India made operational an Automated Teller Machine at the Panjab University branch here today.

Designers need more exposure
PANCHKULA, April 11— Commenting on the lack of commercialisation in the fashion industry in India, Aanchal Kumar, Gladrags Megamodel for 1999, said though the country could boast of a lot of designers, they needed more exposure and recognition.


157 teaching graduates given degrees
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — The 45th annual convocation of Government College of Education, Sector 20, was held here today. A former Judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kuldip Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Education board probing exam scandal
SAS NAGAR, April 11 — The Punjab School Education Board is conducting a probe into a suspected examination scandal in connection with which 28 persons have been suspended.

All-India DAV board exam topper
PANCHKULA, April 11—Amit Jindal, a student of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, has topped the All India DAV Education Board examination conducted for Class VIII. With 94 per cent marks under his belt, Amit was still not happy with his achievement.


Bal is CAT Bar President
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — Mr G.S. Bal was today unanimously chosen President of the Central Administrative Tribunal Bar Association.

Bus driver gets RI for causing death
PANCHKULA, April 11— Convicting a bus driver accused of causing death of a motorist in an accident, Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, has sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for one year.


Potters find growing interest
ike all artists, potters come from somewhere. American-trained Zoya points to her cheerful glazes and bold, free-spirited shapes and says her work "oscillates between the US, and the Indian folk dimensions". Ruby's forte is stoneware pottery "however, recently, and for the first time, I have moved towards low temperature firing that yields brilliant yellows, rusts and oranges." Both are delighted to see Indian pottery evolving into art from its craft origins, even though as Zoya says "Indian studio pottery is still in its infancy"


City footballers for Goa camp
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — Budding players of the only Football Academy of the region have been invited to attend an advanced summer coaching camp to be organised by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in Panaji, Goa, next month.

Body meeting
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — In the executive committee and annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association here, Mr Farmesh Singh and Mr Gurpreet Singh Sandhu were nominated the Vice-President and Joint Secretary, respectively, of the association.

Officials undertake 14-km trek
CHANDIGARH, April 11 — It was a gala time for officials of the UT Sports Department, including 38 coaches, both men and women, who trekked from Anandpur Sahib to Mata Naina Devi shrine under the leadership of Mr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director Sports of the UT.Top

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