Monday, June 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Another day’s police remand for Sodhi Ram, 3 others
CHANDIGARH, June 11— Dr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examination, Panjab University, and three others allegedly involved in a paper leakage case were given another day’s police remand by the Judicial Magistrate, Mr Baljinder Singh.

Hans sweeps attention with his Sufiana kalam
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The mood, the melody and the occasion ... the combination at Tagore Theatre today was just perfect for music buffs. And little did the crowd know that the evening would come wrapped up in rhythms so typical to the land of Punjab.
Hans Raj Hans sharing a light moment with Sardar Bhag Singh after receiving the first annual prize at the Tagore Theatre on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Pot-making catches students' fancy
CHANDIGARH, June 11—An English number playing in the background sets the mood for a theatre workshop in progress at the summer school in K B DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, here today.

Sagar assures help in ashram construction
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The Himachal Government will expedite the issue of the allotment of residential plots to nearly 550 persons in the Baddi-Barotiwala belt, Mr Vidya Sagar, Himachal Agriculture Minister, said here today.

A ray of hope is still there
PANCHKULA, June 11 — Little Virender, residing in Maheshpur village, is not even aware of the hole in his heart as he tries to go about life like any other 12-year-old. All he knows is that everytime he attempts to romp and skip he is left panting for breath unlike his friends who seem to babble with energy in comparison.

High temperature in the city on Sunday forced pigeons to cool themselves at the fountain of the Matka Chowk in Sector 17, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


‘‘Follow Maharana Pratap’s footsteps’’
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — Mr Pawan Bansal, MP has announced a grant of Rs 1.50 lakh for the library of the Maharana Pratap Hostel from his discretionary quota. Speaking at the Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrations in the hostel here today, he urged the youth to follow the footsteps of Maharana Pratap.



Kashmiri migrants remember Kheer Bhawani
HE Kashmiri Pundits who have migrated from Kashmir to Chandigarh to save their lives from the onslaught of militancy are a sad lot today. The annual fair at Kheer Bhawani, their highly venerated temple near Srinagar, was being held recently, and they could not attend it. As they fondly remember the good old days, they wonder whether the circumstances will ever become normal for them to return to their homes.

Sapnoan ka saudagar aiya, le lo yeh sapne le lo
hile conceiving the City Beautiful, Le Corbusier would never have visualised even in his wildest dreams that one day this charming city of roses would be metamorphosed into a confluence of diverse communities.

Children wait, but, horses won't return
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — At a function more than a decade ago, the then Governor of Punjab, Mr S.S. Ray, had said the Chandigarh police needed to introduce some public relation measures. He said the people of the city, especially children, should be on interactive terms with the police.

Loan scheme for retired IAF men also
CHANDIGARH, June 11—The Air Force Group Insurance Loan Scheme, which was earlier meant for the serving Air Force personnel, will now be applicable to retired personnel also, Wg Cdr Satish Bhatia (retd), Secretary, North Zone Air Force Association, said here today.

Lord Krishna’s wedding performed
PANCHKULA, June 11 — The Panchkula Sanatan Dharma Sabha organised a programme to celebrate the marriage of Lord Krishna as a part of the Bhagwad katha at Aggarwal Bhavan in Sector 16, here yesterday.

Tourism quiz contest
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The process of shortlisting students from the northern region who will participate in the India Tourism Quiz Contest to be held in September, October has started. The quarter finals of the contest, being organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, for the northern region will be held in Chandigarh on September 27, coinciding with the World Tourism Day.


Child kidnapped, case registered
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — Mr Ram Preet Yadav, a resident of Colony No 4, alleged that his minor daughter has been kidnapped by Raman.

Panic in PU Admn Block
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The Panjab University staff in the Administrative Block, yesterday, experienced tense moments after receiving an information that they would be required to stay back after the office hours.

City, Pak club tie-up on theatre workshops
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The Futurekids Club (FC) in Chandigarh has tied up with the Ajoka Children’s Theatre (ACT) in Pakistan for joint theatre workshops in India as well as across the border.

Schools of excellence-VIII
Stress on overall development of students

CHANDIGARH, June 11 — “The most important person of our school is a student,” says Mr Jasdeep Kalra, Executive Director of Ajit Karam Singh International School. “Be it academics or extra-curricular activities, we concentrate on the overall development of the students, “he adds.

Field wide open for students
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The results are already out. It’s time for school passouts to decide the subjects for further studies. The broad options available to them are studies in science, commerce and arts streams. Those determined to make it to various professional courses after plus two have already taken provisional admission in various schools and are focussed on a single goal. Some are running from one institute to another in order to take a seat for themselves. There are some who want to take up job-oriented courses immediately after matriculation.


Free heart diseases’ detection camp
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — Every 34 seconds someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases. Keeping in view the high mortality rate, eminent cardiologists of the region organised a free heart diseases detection and treatment camp to educate patients about the treatment plan and the prevention aspect of it. More than 250 patients were examined and given advice during the camp organised by Malhotra Heart Institute and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, at Hotel Shivalikview today.

57 patients visit health camp
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — As many as 57 patients, including 39 females and 18 males, with symptoms of reproductice tract infections/sexually transmitted diseases visited the family Health awareness camp organised by State AIDS Control Society, UT, in collaboration with Yuvsatta at the creche of Sector 25 today.

Arterial blood gas machine faulty
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — The Arterial Blood Gas machine (ABG) in the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU), PGI, which has been out of order for the past few months has added to the woes of the doctors and attendants.

“Prevention main way to control AIDS”
CHANDIGARH, June 11 — A lecture on "Growing Challenge of AIDS" was organised by the Chandigarh AIDS Hotline under the aegis of the Servants of the People Society at Lajpat Rai Bhawan today as part of the family Health Awareness Fortnight.


Four school sites to be auctioned today
PANCHKULA, June 11—Auction of four schools sites in the city will be held tomorrow at the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Sector 6, as per directions of the Supreme Court.


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