Thursday, July 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Hi-tech hospitals luring PGI doctors?
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Hi-tech private hospitals and nursing homes, which are mushrooming in the city and the neighbouring areas, are apparently luring a few good doctors of the PGI, some of whom have already quit.

Thousands pay homage to the Kargil martyrs by lighting candles as a part of the Vijay Divas celebrations at the Chandigarh Parade Ground, Sector 17, on Wednesday
Thousands pay homage to the Kargil martyrs by lighting candles as a part of the Vijay Divas celebrations at the Chandigarh Parade Ground, Sector 17, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Kargil martyrs' sacrifices recalled
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Homage paid to Kargil martyrs

Existing law ‘not deficient’
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — “The existing law is not deficient. The deficiency is in the manner of its enforcement,” says Justice J.S. Verma, a former Chief Justice of India and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, while referring to the views given by the commission on the draft Prevention of Terrorism Bill, 2000.

Tangori lives in fear of retaliation by SI’s men
TANGORI (SAS NAGAR), July 26 — Fear is writ large on the faces of residents of Tangori and neighbouring villages in the area as they apprehend that the Sub-Inspector of Punjab Police, Surjit Chand, arrested for subjecting a Constable to third-degree torture, may retaliate for their refusal to tow his line of action.


  Ik Dana album clipped: Mehndi
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Expressing regrets over the inclusion of clips in his latest video album Ik Dana which hurt sentiments of Sikh community in India, Daler Mehndi today, in a statement issued from Vancouver, Canada, stated that “he was sorry for those video clips that have hurt feelings of Sikhs in India.”

City didn’t gain much from Mamata’s visit
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — During the recent visit of the Union Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, city residents may have been the losers as the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh virtually besieged her with demands while one of the long pending demands of Chandigarh got a mention from the minister but no assurance or date was set.

This roundabout is in full bloom
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The north-south divide notwithstanding, roundabouts in southern sectors have started looking up. One of these roundabouts of Sectors 34, 35, 43 and 44 has become a major attraction for evening strollers.

A colony of filth and squalor
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Bapu Dham colony remains a neglected area as far as sanitation is concerned. Hygiene is low on the list of the Administration’s priorities and many diseases have erupted in the area. The cleanliness drive started by the UT Administrator, Lt Gen JFR Jacob, from Sector 47 has failed to reach Bapu Dham.

Worm found in tap water
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Monsoon is known as a season when the worms are more prominently visible in surroundings.

‘Rights panels catalyst of change’
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The National Human Rights Commission and the State Human Rights Commissions have to act as a catalyst to bring about attitudinal change in the functioning of the police and other security forces.

Liquor vend creates problems
SAS NAGAR, July 26 — A liquor shop close to an upcoming school, in the middle of a large residential complex with an adjoining public park and a bi-weekly vegetable market has created problems for residents of Sector 71 here.

More villages favour inclusion in civic body
ZIRAKPUR, July 26 — Representatives Bhabhat and Nabha Sahib villages today urged the Department of Local Bodies, Punjab Government, to include their villages in the proposed nagar panchayat.

CPI seeks relief for flood-hit farmers
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — A team to CPI leaders led by Dr Joginder Dayal, secretary of the Punjab unit of the CPI, after visiting flood-affected areas in Patiala, Sangrur and other districts, here today urged the state government to immediately announce compensation for the affected farmers.


31 held in special drive
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — As many as 31 persons were arrested in a special drive against anti-social elements yesterday. According to a press note, 18 persons were held under Section 109 of the CrPC and two were arrested under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC. 

Lovers commit suicide
KHARAR, July 26 — Two lovers committed suicide in Jhande Majra village of Kharar tehsil today.

Computer society elections
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Mr S.K. Bijlani, President, Magnus Engineering delivered a lecture on intellectual property rights in information technology at the annual general meeting of Computer Society of India, Chandigarh.


PU steps to check ragging
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — A business committee of Panjab University here today announced expulsion and fine as penalties for those found involved in ragging incidents in the forthcoming academic session.

B.Com admissions: fresh confusion
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — With admissions to B.Com (I) starting tomorrow in various colleges of Chandigarh, another notification sent by the Panjab University, regarding the criteria for admission, has ended up in causing confusion regarding the merit lists being made in the various colleges according to a revised criteria.

Setting an example for other children
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Just in their teens, five local students have not only realised the meaning of social work but have also been acknowledged for actively helping in the running of night schools where slum children come to study.

PU admissions rescheduled
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The admission schedule in Panjab University continues to witness changes.

Students flay school board’s inaction
SAS NAGAR, July 26 — Agitated at the lackadaisical attitude of the Punjab School Education board, (PSEB), several students of Arya Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, along with their parents today criticised the authorities concerned for not looking into their complaint. 

Painting contest, cultural events by kids
PANCHKULA, July 26 — An inter-school painting contest was organised by the district administration at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here today, to mark “Kargil Vijay Divas”. Over 100 students from 12 schools participated in the contest, where students were divided into two categories of below 12 years and above 12 years.

Affiliation for nursery course
July 26 — The National Council of Teachers Education has granted affiliation to the nursery teachers training course, conducted by DAV Model School, Sector 15. The school authorities claim that this is the first institution in the chain of DAV institutions that has been granted affiliation by the council.

Admissions begin amidst confusion
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — With admissions in various colleges of city starting tomorrow in undergraduate courses, there still remains a great deal of confusion as far as the fee to be charged from the students is concerned.

Class XII RL results this week
SAS NAGAR, July 26 — The Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, Dr Kehar Singh, said here today that all result later cases relating to class XII examination would be sorted out this week.

Three acquitted in fraud case
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Three persons accused of defrauding a woman have been acquitted by a city court on grounds that the complainant in the case could not prove that she had been induced by any of the accused to deliver finances to them.

PUDA allots incomplete houses
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — In a case of deficiency in service, the Punjab Urban Development Authority has been directed by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pay Rs 10,000 and another Rs 2,000 to six complainants respectively.

Notice to Anuradha Gupta
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to Haryana’s Director of Higher Education, Ms Anuradha Gupta, following a petition alleging disobedience of orders regarding the grant of professor’s grade to a college principal.

Entrance test case adjourned
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The proceedings of the Punjab pre-medical entrance test case were today adjourned till July 31, after the Supreme Court’s stay orders, were placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The orders, dated July 21, were passed by Mr Justice S.P. Bharucha and Mr Justice Ruma Pal of the Supreme Court.

Notice to Union of India, UT Administration
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — On a petition challenging the issuance of a corrigendum in an advertisement already quashed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Mr Justice R.S. Mongia and Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Union of India, the UT Administration and another respondent.

PUDA’s plan on legal cases
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority (PUDA) has finalised a strategy to pursue the legal cases under which properties worth crores is locked up. The minister in charge of PUDA passed directions to this effect today.


Sukhi Brar to sing on Teej
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — Sukhi Brar will sing the glory of Teej, on the occasion, in a colourful celebration Teeyan Teej Diyan being organised here at the Punjab Arts Council, Sector 16, tomorrow. 


City lacks indoor facilities
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The city and its two satellite towns Panchkula and SAS Nagar which between them contain a population of about 15 lakh, are devoid of a multisport indoor hall.

Physiotherapy centre at PU
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The physiotherapy centre recently set up at the Panjab University Sports Department is fully functional, according to a spokesman of the department.

TT trials today
CHANDIGARH, July 26 — The Chandigarh Sports Department has allotted a sports wing in the discipline of table tennis (boys) to New Public School, Sector 18-B, Chandigarh.Top


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