Sunday, August 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



4 crore to be spent on removal of Sukhna silt
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — A sum of Rs 4 crore has been sanctioned for this financial year to remove silt by way of wet dredging from the Sukhna lake and the work on it will start after December 20, when the Asian Rowing Championship concludes.

Blind woman raped, 3 ITBP men arrested
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — As many as three personnel of the 10 Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a blind woman in the forest near Hallo Majra village, late last night.

Mismanagement at B.Ed counselling session
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The admission seekers and their parents are facing hardships at the counselling programme for admission to the B.Ed course in the Dev Samaj College of Education. About 1,000 persons visit the college daily for counselling. The hot and humid weather, besides space that is insufficient to accommodate even 500 persons, has added to their discomfort.

‘Malignant lymphomas are curable’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Any painless lymph-node enlargement(s) on the body should not be ignored because this can be lymphoma. However, there is no reason to panic as malignant lymphomas are curable. Recent developments in molecular biology, genetics and the use of biological response-modifiers have helped in finding the cure. Dr S.H. Advani, Head of the Department of Medical Oncology in Tata Cancer Hospital of Mumbai, said this while talking to the Chandigarh Tribune today.


Programme on lymphomas inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on “Recent trends in the management of lymphomas” was inaugurated by the PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma at the Lecture Theatre- I, today morning. He emphasised that early detection and proper treatment could lead to a better control of the disease.

Senate says no to Sodhi’s arrest
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Panjab University special Senate passed a resolution unanimously today, saying that permission will not be granted for the prosecution of Dr Sodhi Ram.


Change building bye-laws: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said the founder architect of Chandigarh , Le Corbusier, had planned an elitist city without keeping in mind its growth and other functional aspects required by the residents. The French architect did not see the ground reality, he said.

Heavy showers lash city
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — A medium velocity squall accompanied by heavy showers lashed the city and surrounding townships of Panchkula and S.A.S. Nagar this evening breaking the longish spell of dry weather during this month.

SAS Nagar-Kharar bypass soon
KHARAR, Aug 26 — The Punjab Government has decided to construct a bypass from SAS Nagar to Kharar, keeping in view the heavy load of traffic on Kharar -SAS Nagar road.

Novel way to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Birthday can be a fine occasion if one celebrates the day by performing a noble deed and donating blood on that day is a marvellous idea. Mr Janak Raj Grover, a city businessman, has been donating blood on his birthdays, marriage anniversaries year after year and today 100 donations are to on his credit. He turned 61 today and was rightly honoured by the Rotary Club in a camp organised to commemorate the day.

Need to conserve bio-diversity stressed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The need for initiating process of formulation of eco-regional and state-level strategies and action plans for conservation of bio-diversity of northern India was stressed at a meeting organised by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology.

Horticulture Day at Press Club
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Chandigarh Press Club will organise the Horticulture Day on Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Press Club premises.


Four held on theft charge
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The police has arrested four persons on the charge of stealing six mares, worth Rs 4 lakh, from Maloya village, yesterday.

Acid thrown on woman
SAS NAGAR, Aug 26 — In a gruesome incident, a 25-year-old maid, Khushjit Kaur, sustained 65 per cent burns after her husband, Varinder Kumar, threw acid on her in Sector 6, here today, and himself sustained burns in the process.


Traders unhappy with Admn over bye-laws
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Traders of Sector 17, almost all of whom are tenants, are unhappy with the Chandigarh Administration over the issue of modified building bye-laws for Sector 17.


B.Ed admissions: 1,038 seats in humanities filled
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — As many as 1038 seats in humanities have been filled with cut off at 141.75 marks, 902 seats in science with cut off 134.75 marks for the general pool of Chandigarh and 15 per cent of Punjab on the conclusion of the B.Ed admissions for the three universities, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36.
B.Ed. Counselling Session

Candidates for the B.Ed. course and their parents wait under the punishing August sun outside the Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh, on Saturday, while a counselling session is on inside.  — A Tribune photograph

Essay writing competition held
SAS NAGAR, Aug 26 — As many as 74 students from 26 schools of the city participated in an essay writing competition under the auspices of Shri Hem Raj K. Talwar Memorial Trust in H.R.K. Talwar Memorial Reading Room, Arya Samaj, Sector 19, on the topic ‘’My Dream Library’’.

Seminar on education in Australia
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Ms Irene Darby, First Secretary and Visa Counsellor of the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, said here today that more than 25,000 tourist and other category visas were being granted to Indians by the commission every year.



Court directive on child custody case
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — For deciding the issue of handing over the custody of a Class VI student, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the UT District and Sessions Judge to submit a report by October 3 after investigating the matter.

Bail denied
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge rejected the bail application of Shiv Kumar and Rishi Nanda, residents of Ram Darbar, who were arrested by the police in a murder case. The complainant Raj Kumar, elder brother of the deceased, alleged that his brother Rajesh Kumar was murdered by the accused on September 1999 near Ram Darbar, CTU bus stop, over some dispute.


CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Mr Gurmeet Singh, secretary of Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital Trust, has clarified that the Sohana hospital has introduced the Alcon Acrysof single-piece fordable acrylic intro-ocular lense with modified ‘L’ haptics for the first time. It was maintained in a press note of the trust issued here today.


Kamla Dalal aims high
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — It was an emotional moment for Kamla Dalal, a member of the women’s hockey team that won the silver medal in the 1998 Asian Games, when she received the Bhim award from Babu Parmanand, Governor of Haryana, here on Thursday. Four of the six award-winners were unable to attend the ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhavan.

Manav Mangal players do well
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — Players of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, have done well in various events of the Panchkula Inter-School Sport Meet which is being organised by the Haryana Education Department. The boys' team of the school won the under-14 volleyball tournament and remained runners-up in the under-17 section.


Probe ordered in all horticulture works
SAS NAGAR, Aug 26 — Following detection of grave financial irregularities committed in making inflated estimates and permitting excessive expenditure on horticulture works in the Patiala Urban Estate of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), which led to the suspension of at least six engineers, the Punjab Government has ordered a thorough probe in all the horticulture works carried out in all the urban estates of the authority in the state.

Unauthorised basements to be regularised 
SAS NAGAR, Aug 26 — Unauthorised basements in the commercial premises in the town will be compoundable in future thanks to a recent decision of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). The violations of the building bye-laws will be regularised subject to certain conditions and payment of a fee of Rs 1500 per sq feet.


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