Sunday, September 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Bhavans face action for misusing buildings
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — For long social institutions have been using land allotted to them on concessional rates to operate profit making ventures in the city. Now this may be thing of the past as action is in the offing against such institutions which are using their buildings for commercial purposes.

Inquiry into death of 2 hangs fire
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — The submission of an inquiry report of two controversial deaths at General Hospital, Sector 6, in August has been hanging fire for over two weeks owing to absence of a staff nurse.

‘Milk packet underweight’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — A resident of Sector 28 has complained that a milk packet delivered to him this morning was underweight. According to him the packet weighed 360 ml instead of the required 500 ml.

Panel seeks probe into burning of old files
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Staff of the Punjabi Department in Panjab University today complained of disposal of old literary files by burning without permission of the Academic Committee.

Vibrant night life of SAS Nagar
SAS NAGAR, Sept 9 — Multi-coloured lights blink and animated figures swing and sway wildly to the beat of bhangra as a private bash warms up at a fast food joint. Outside, shapely gals in hip-huggers flock at an ice cream parlour for a post-dinner celebration. This town can no longer be called a poor cousin of Chandigarh, when it comes to hilarity and ebullience.



Tribune staff donate blood
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — More than 225 employees of the Tribune group of newspapers donated blood at the 12th camp organised by the Tribune Employees Union here today. A blood donation camp is organised each year on the death anniversary of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia.

‘Unequal property rights lead to dowry’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The dowry problem is primarily due to Indian culture and conditioning by the society and the family. Dowry is an anti-democratic step. A total of 11,000 women have died in only one year, said Brinda Karat of the National Federation of Women Organisation during a talk show on Dowry deaths and daughter's right in her father's property organised at the local Press Club here today.

Where hygiene takes back seat
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The next time you visit a meat market with a view to spicing up your menu, watch out for the quality of the product being sold to you. For it invariably is stored in utterly unhygienic conditions of meat shops for weeks together, with no provision therein to maintain the temperature required to keep the meat de-infected. And that is not all about it —

Pathetic state of roads in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, Sept 9 — What happens when a government-run development agency ignores technical specifications and procedures to lay a road and the hand over it to another government agency for maintenance?

SBI donates van to Sai trust
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The State Bank of India, Chandigarh circle, today, donated a van to Sri Sathya Sai Trust Old Age Home, Chandigarh and Haryana, to facilitate their meals on wheels scheme for needy senior citizens of the city.

Flame for freedom reaches city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — South East Asian Flame for Freedom from Tobacco reached Chandigarh today on way from Leh to Kanyakumari as part of its seven country tour to create awareness among the citizens about the effects of tobacco.

‘Practising astrologers are incompetent’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Whatever research in astrology has been carried out and has been supported by governments of countries is praiseworthy, remarked Dr Ved Prakash Upadhyaya, Director, IFASSC, in the second international jyotish conference 2000, which began at Panjab University here today.

NGOs urged to take up social issues
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The Mother India Education, Welfare and Industrial Society organised a camp at Government Senior Secondary School, to create awareness among masses.


Student’s ear bitten off
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — An ear of a school student was bitten off by his classmate following an altercation here today.

Rights panel flays false implication
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Lawyers for Human Rights International, at a meeting held here yesterday, condemned the false implication of Rajiv Randhawa, a well known human activist, by the Amritsar police on September 6 in a case of robbery and murder.


Project to impart self-employment skills
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — Self-employment skills in dairy, fishery, poultry, industry and horticulture will be imparted and those interested would be helped under the Swaranjayanti Rozgar Yojna. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Mr Divendra Pradhan, who visited the Central Research and Training Institute at Mansa Devi here today.


New schedule of SSC examinations
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has changed the dates of various examinations to be conducted by it. The special recruitment of stenos Grade ‘D’ and LDCs (visually handicapped) in central government offices earlier scheduled on September 24 will be conducted on October 22.

PEC teams up with Quark Media House
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The local Punjab Engineering College has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Quark Media House “for promoting higher education through creation and dissemination of knowledge”.


31 cases decided in Lok Adalats
KHARAR, Sept 9 — As many as 31 cases were decided by mutual compromise in three Lok Adalats organised here today under the guidance of Mr Maghar Khan, District and Sessions judge, Ropar.


A dance competition with a difference
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — It was a dance competition with a difference where the composition of dances performed were based on the folk and Indian classical unlike many competitions organised in the city with an emphasis on western dances. Choreology, an inter-school dance competition organised by set the stage of Tagore Theatre on fire today when the teams from various schools attired in fine costumes came for their presentations one after the other.

Tiny-tots of Sanjeevini Preparatory School present a cultural programme at the Champa Mangat Rai memorial inter-school play competition at YWCA in Chandigarh on Saturday.  — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Plays by tiny-tots focus on social evils
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The Young Womens’ Christian Association organised an inter-school Champa Mangat Rai memorial play competition here today. School children touched up issues starting from Pak intrusion to social evils prevailing in the country, including corruption, bribery and dowry.

50 take part in music competitions
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — The Department of Music, Government College for Girls, Sector 11 organised a talent search competition to encourage and motivate freshers of the graduate and postgraduate level.


300 diabetics examined at camp
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Diet monitoring plays a major role in controlling diabetes and other related diseases. This was emphasised during a free diabetic check-up camp organised by the Dietetics Department of the Sector 16 General Hospital in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, Sector 22 Polyclinic, here today.

Jacob for mandatory rural jobs for doctors
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Doctors should not restrict themselves to urban areas but should also work in rural areas. Stating this, in his address on an annual day function of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, the Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Lieut-Gen J.F.R.Jacob (retd), suggested mandatory rural service for undergraduate students.

Y chromosome’s role in abortion explained
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — A scientific symposium focusing on “Research in new millennium-2000” was organised by the Association of Basic Medical Scientists’ at the PGI today.


Geetika is first in rink race
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Geetika Anand secured first place in the rink race I of the first Chandigarh skating festival at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today. The two-day meet was inaugurated by Mr Pritam Singh Chhabra, Secretary General, School Games Federation of India. Mr N.S. Sewak praised the efforts of the SGFI in introducing skating in the national schools calendar.


Administration to hold series of darbars
PANCHKULA, Sept 9 — The district administration is organising a series darbars to address the grievances of the public beginning from September 11. The series will conclude on September 25.


“Fiza” with a nip
CHANDIGARH, Sept 9 — Belying high hopes, the much-talked-about release ‘Fiza’ this week Piccadily and Suraj (Panchkula), seems only a little above average. Hrithik fans, however, are likely to keep the halls full at least during the initial days.


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