Thursday, May 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain, who is facing corruption charges, being brought out of the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday.
UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain, who is facing corruption charges, being brought out of the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Jain faces suspension; case referred to Centre Gets

Doctors in dock for not attending to mishap cases
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Doctors on emergency duty in the surgical emergency ward of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, have been prima facie found guilty for not properly handling the cases of Lalru accident properly on the night of May 3.

Industrial policy repealed for allotment of sheds, plots
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — In a bid to promote information technology and related industries, the Chandigarh Administration has repealed industrial policy for the allotment of industrial plots and sheds.



MCC panels elect chairpersons
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — A nominated councillor, Mr Harish Bhanot, is the Chairman of the Environment and City Beautification Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Residents’ civic body to maintain developed parks
SAS NAGAR, May 10 — The developed parks in the town will soon be maintained by the local residents welfare association thanks to a scheme mooted by the Local Government Department of Punjab.

UT powermen to join stir today
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Powermen from Chandigarh will join the nationwide one-day token strike from midnight tonight in protest against the economic policies of the NDA government.

Confusion over MC poll continues
SAS NAGAR, May 10 — The confusion over the date of holding elections to the local Municipal Council continues. The earlier notifications of holding elections on May 28 and later on June 18 were revoked and the new date was to be announced.

Women seek Bibi’s ouster
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Various prominent women’s organisations of Punjab and Chandigarh demanded a CBI inquiry against Bibi Jagir Kaur at a march to protest against the mysterious death of Harpreet Kaur and the killing of her foetus.


Held for submitting false affidavit
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — The police has arrested a tenant of Sector 15 on the charges of submitting a false affidavit claiming himself to be the owner of the house.

Children’s park in police station
LALRU, May 10 — A children’s park will come up within the Lalru police station premises within one-and-a- half months. The equipment such as merry-go-rounds, see-saws and other infrastructure in the park will be provided by the district police.

Booked for abusing senior
SAS NAGAR, May 10 — The local police has registered an FIR against a sanitary inspector of the local municipal council, Mr H.S. Lehri, for allegedly abusing and threatening the Executive Officer of the council, Mr K.S. Brar of dire consequences.


A girl getting her nose pierced at a beauty parlour in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Insurance staff strike today
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — On the call of the All-India Insurance Employees Association, insurance employees will go on a one-day strike tomorrow against the globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation policies, as dictated by the IMF, WTO and World Bank.

Nose pins a hit with teenyboppers
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Once a signature of marriage, glittering nose pins today dazzle onlookers as teenyboppers trot down the market corridors. Women have been getting their nose pierced since ages. Everywhere you look, you see girls with small pins on their noses.

Beant case trial from June 1
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — The Beant Singh assassination case which was being heard by the retired Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi will now be tried by the new District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla.


Moving from sin to goodness, the hard way
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Goodness is basic human quality. No matter how harsh the circumstances are, there is always a path which leads to reformation, although on this path one encounters only the sun, not the shade.

Colourful mural for Army office
The general view that the offices of the Army officers are dull, needs a through over hauling. Gone are the days when they used to be endless corridors with doors painted in dark brown colour with small half shut windows and an ancient fan whirling above.

Museum to have gallery of phulkaris
GOVERNMENT Museum and Art Gallery is going to get another feather in its cap by establishing a textiles gallery within its premises. Carpenters are busy these days in making huge-sized frames to display phulkaris housed in the museum’s stores.

Academical knight of City Beautiful
AMONG scores of artists in the field of visual, literary and performing arts, Dr S.S. Bhatti holds a place of distinction, mainly because he has excelled in painting the sacred and the profane, the sublime and the absurd, and nature and its hapless children since the age of 5.

Mehdi Hassan to perform in city
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Mehdi Hassan, a ghazal singer of international repute, will perform at the Chandigarh Club on May 12.


Workshop for handicapped kids
CHANDIGARH, May 10 —Goldi has negligible feet movement and literally non-functional hands. Many care taking institutions see little point in sending such children to creative workshops.

Latest cataract surgery machine at Command Hospital
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Surgery for cataract will now be a lot simpler for the patients as well as doctors at the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, following the installation of a state-of-the-art phaco-emulsion machine.

Family Health Week from June 1
PANCHKULA, May 10 — A Family Health Week will be observed by the Haryana AIDS Control Society from June 1 to 8 as part of the drive to awaken the people to the threat posed by STDs.

Contests for children on World Red Cross Day
PANCHKULA, May 10—Various programmes were organised on the occasion of World Red Cross Day in the district by the District Red Cross Society, here today.


Women footballers given kits
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — The city women's football team is confident of reaching the last eight stage of the eighth senior women's national football championship, to be held at Diphu in Assam from May 14.


Administration appoints 28 vigilance officers
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — The Chandigarh Administration has appointed 28 vigilance officers for various departments to strengthen the vigilance set-up and achieve the twin objective of expeditious disposal of vigilance cases, complaints and ensure transparency in the working of the departments.

‘Use computers to boost Hindi’
CHANDIGARH, May 10 — Ms Surender Paul Kaur, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North Western Region, today emphasised the need for use of computers to encourage Hindi.

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