Sunday, May 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Staff shortage in PEC to get worse
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — The crisis in Punjab Engineering College due to staff reduction will get worse when at least 17 more persons leave in the current session.

Telemedicine in PGI by month-end
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Doctors and patients at the PGI will now be able to use a futuristic technique to seek the opinion of experts stationed in big cities, including metropolitans, by using video-conferencing. The facility is set to start by the month end.
For jawans on border
Manmohan nominated to PGI body
PGI governing body meets on May 27

MikaMika’s music sets pace
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Foot-tapping music was not the only thing driving the crowd mad at the Chandigarh Club tonight. The reasons were a little was Punjabi folk by Manpreet Akhtar of the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai fame blended with some heavy traditional bhangra beat by none other than the hottest star of Punjabi pop — Mika.

Brigadier facing court of inquiry
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — A top officer of the Judge Advocate-General’s Branch  — the army’s judicial wing responsible for imparting legal advice in administrative matters to commanders as well as for dispensation of justice in the rank and file of the Army — is facing a court of inquiry on charges of fraud and falsification of documents.




Congress to continue stir on rollback: Chandresh
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — The president of the All India Mahila Congress Committee, Mrs Chandresh Kumari said today that the Congress would continue its agitation till the Union Government rolled back the enhanced price of various foodgrains supplied to poor people through the public distribution system.

Salvinder Singh is in charge of gurdwara
SAS NAGAR, May 20 — Mr Salvinder Singh, manager of the Phase 8 Amb Sahib Gurdwara, yesterday took charge of the Phase XI Gurdwara Singh Sabha a week after being appointed receiver of the gurdwara by the Administration.

Women pledge to follow Rajiv’s ideals
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — A seminar on ‘‘Rajiv Gandhi’s dream of modern India’’ was organised by the All-India Mahila Congress at the Panchayat Bhavan in Sector 18.

Kala Nag expedition flagged off
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — An expedition to Mount Kala Nag in Central Garhwal Himalaya, organised by the Chandigarh Adventures Association, was flagged off today by the Director-Principal of Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital, Dr V.K. Kak.

Award for Tribune scribe
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Mr Raj Kumar Singh, Assistant Editor with the Dainik Tribune, has been selected for the Punarwas Pratibha Award under the category of best journalist — columnist.

Northern sectors go without power
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Several northern sectors, including the Civil Secretariat, remained drowned in darkness for a couple of hours yesterday, following a major breakdown in 66KV substations in the city.

CHB has cancelled more allotments
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof M.M. Puri, is not the only one not given a flat by the Chandigarh Housing Board for concealing facts. There are at least 14 more persons, the allotment of whose flats have been cancelled by the board in the past year.


Bus driver arrested for hitting, injuring motorcyclist
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — The police has arrested the driver of a PRTC bus on a charge of hitting and injuring a local resident.

Shopping carnival from May 28
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — The proposed eight day-long shopping carnival in Sector 17 will now commence on May 28, according to the carnival organisers, the Samvad group. The carnival has been postponed because the organisers have not received the permission to hold the jamboree.

Yellow pages edition released
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — After the popular Khalsa tercentenary issue in 1999, the seventh edition of Druckgrafen Yellow Pages was released here.

‘Marketing needs innovations’
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Concept of making, including retail, has changed tremendously during the past few years.


Protest by business school students
SAS NAGAR, May 20 — Students of Bachelors in Computer Application, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and Bachelor in Business Administration of the local Guru Amar Dass Business School in Phase IX here have protested against the management of the institute for “playing” with their career. Unconfirmed reports said the students indulged in stone pelting at the institute.

Kids carnival from May 24
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — A month-long kids carnival will be organised at St Joseph's High School in Sector 9 from May 24 by Ms Anupam Grewal.

Exam staff refuse pay
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — In an interesting case, staff at the three centres of CET examination in Government College, Sector 46, have refused to accept payment for their duty. This includes both the teaching and the non-teaching members.


They are keeping the guru-shishya tradition alive
May 20 — Nature’s blessings rarely come, but when they do, ....they change lives. And that is what happened in the life of Hussain brothers who have lent a distinct meaning to ghazal gayaki through their melodious voice which touches the soul ...just as nature does.

Kids do the boogie woogie, a la Karisma, Hrithik
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Tiny tots and teenagers participated in a dance competition at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23, here, today. The competition was organised on the lines of a popular television dance show.

'Osteoporosis preventable and curable'
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Nearly 65 million persons in India suffer from osteoporosis. One out of two women and one out of eight men in the world suffer from the osteoporosis related fractures.

PCMS doctors up in arms
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Doctors of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) of general category are up in arms as according to them, their promotional avenues had been blocked, while the Punjab Government was allegedly dithering over the implementation of a rule by which persons promoted under the reservation quota could not claim seniority.


145-run victory for ICC XI
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Dharamvir's fine knock of 86 runs helped ICC XI beat Pioneer XI by 145 runs in the fourth UT League Cricket Tournament in the Sector 16 stadium here today. ICC XI made 229 runs for the loss of nine wickets, while Pioneer XI were bundled out for just 84 runs in 17.2 overs.

Nidhi, Sumit win carrom titles
May 20 — Nidhi Patwal of Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27, and Sumit Chakarvorty of Mount Carmel School, Sector 46, won the sub-junior girls' and boys' titles, respectively, in the third St Stephen's Ranking Carrom Tournament which concluded here today.

Two titles for Rajiv Bajaj
CHANDIGARH, May 20 — Rajiv Bajaj won the singles' title and Munish and he won the doubles title on the concluding day of the fifth Tribune Table Tennis Tournament here today. Munish and Sukhwinder Sodhi won the regular doubles title.Top

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