Saturday, August 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Admn effects changes in building bye-laws

, Aug 25 — Much needed changes were brought in by the Chandigarh Administration today in the building bye-laws which govern commercial, industrial and institutional plots.

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retired), watches the working of a touch screen computer, inaugurated by him on Friday as part of an information centre
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retired), watches the working of a touch screen computer, inaugurated by him on Friday as part of an information centre. — A Tribune photograph

Get a taste of e-governance
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Residents of Chandigarh will get a taste of e-governance for the first time as a touch screen kiosk (TSK) was inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), this morning at the UT Secretariat.

Chatrath group wins PU Senate poll
, Aug 25 — The Panjab University Senate elections today saw results in favour of Mr Gopal Krishan Chatrath’s group.Mr Gopal Krishan Chatrath, a 32-year seat holder, was among the prominent winners of the day from the law faculty. He secured 25 votes against 13 secured by Mr Gian Chand Dhuriwala.



Villagers pull down boundary wall
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Residents of Sarangpur village, near here, today objected to the construction of a boundary wall on a piece of land owned by a property dealer, which they claim is the village cremation ground.

Driving licences at a price
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Placing her hand on your shoulder, she offers to help you in getting your licence ahead of the 10 persons in the queue for just Rs 200. Exhausted after waiting for hours together, you readily agree. This is her third trip to the licensing branch, in Sector 17.

Awareness camp at Dhanas village
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, in association with the Sachtek Educational Society and Regional Center for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), organised a special awareness camp at Dhanas village, here today.

Former Mayor meets Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — A former Mayor, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, today called on the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R.Jacob (retd), and brought alleged corruption cases in the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) to his notice.

3.5 cr for multimedia awareness
SAS NAGAR, Aug 25 — Under an ambitious Rs 3.5 crore national project of the Union Ministry of Information Technology (MIT) to spread awareness about the multimedia among the masses the local Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India ( CEDTI), alongwith two other national institutes has been designated as the “ National multimedia entrepreneurship development Centre”.

National architects meet today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — About 300 architects from all over the country will participate in the All-India Architects Meet being organised by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) on Saturday at Haryana Nivas, Sector 3. The function, which is being organised by the Chandigarh and Punjab chapters of the IIA, will focus on the presidential address by the newly-appointed president of the Institute, Mr Balbir Verma.

Punwire employees continue stir
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The relay fast by Punwire Employees Co-Ordination Committee started w.e.f. June 19 in front of Udyog Bhavan, Sector 17 entered its 67th day yesterday.


Crime bureau team to teach computers to cops
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — A four-member team of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will be in the city on August 28 to conduct a week-long computer familiarisation course for cops. Hardware for the same has been installed in the police headquarters.


PUTA down the years
, Aug 25 — With this year’s PUTA elections ending today, one related activities on the campus came to an end.(see box for results) The campus of Panjab University had been a witness to a widespread campaigning for the past one month. These elections have never been contested hotly, but there seemed to be a sense of enthusiasm at the Law Auditorium, the venue of elections, today.

Science seminar organised
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The State Institute of Science Education Punjab organised two state-level competitions today at a school in Sector 41 here. First was a science seminar and its topic was ‘Health for all visions and realities’, whereas the other was a population education debate and its topic was ‘Strict family planning measures alone is key to population stabilization’.

B.Ed admissions
, Aug 25 — In the ongoing admissions of B.Ed for three universities — Panjab University, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev university, Amritsar — at Dev Samaj College of Education, students were admitted under different categories of teacher ward, border area and defence today.

Students’ long wait for results
, Aug 25 — Long queues of result seekers because of delay on part of university during the ongoing admissions could be seen in the Administration Block of Panjab University yesterday. The ‘RLA’ (results later) category besides others are suffering on account of non-eligibility for admission to the next class on base of merit lists.


Illuminated guide maps for city
Court rejects application against MC

, Aug 25 — The stage seems to have been set for the installation of the illuminated sector-guide maps in the city following the rejection of the application seeking interim injunction restraining the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) from implementing a pact with a Calcutta-based firm by a local court today.

Sodhi Ram’s application allowed
, Aug 25 — Less than 24 hours before the Panjab University Senate meeting, the UT Special Judge for CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today allowed the application moved by the Controller of Examination, Sodhi Ram, to attend the Panjab University Senate meeting to be held on August 26.


Mangal bares grim realities of theatre
, Aug 25 — He seemed to disdain draping grim realities with pretty phrases. So when he entered the lecture hall of the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends (ITFT) in Sector 17 today to speak on a rather subjective topic: "Art, culture, theatre, heritage and tourism," he chose to see art and culture in the light of the significant decline in the Indian values over the years.


Conference on lymphomas from today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Lymphomas constitute sixth most common cancer among our population and affects majority of the patients in their most productive years of life. A continuing medical education (CME) on recent trends in management of lymphoma is being organised by the Department of Radiotherapy, PGI on August 26 and 27. The programme is being inaugurated by PGI Director, Dr S.K Sharma.

Advanced lab for research into diseases’ structure
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The PGI Neurology Department has developed a neurogenetic and molecular biology research laboratory, with advanced facilities for going deeper into the genetic structure of the degenerative and hereditary diseases. Giving this information, Prof S. Prabhakar, Head of the Neurology Department, revealed that more than 50 per cent of neurological disorders had a genetic base and setting up of this laboratory would help in diagnosing certain diseases for which the genetic basis was not known earlier.


Team declared for carrom championship
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Tejinder Harry of DIS, SAS Nagar, and Anjali Negi of Government College for Girls, Sector 11 will lead UT men and women team for the XXX Senior National and Inter state carrom championship to be held at Jalandhar from September 2 to 7, according to a press note of the Chandigarh Carrom Association.



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