Thursday, September 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Coop Bank employees in the dock
Face charge of wrong investment in Punwire
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The sinking of the SAS Nagar-based Punwire is likely to have an adverse impact on the local Cooperative Bank also.

Mr B.S. Bassi, Inspector-General of Police, Chandigarh, explains the salient features of the Chandigarh police website.

B.S. Bassi, Inspector-General of Police, Chandigarh, explains the salient features of the Chandigarh police website to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at the launch of the website at UT Secretariat in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture is Home Secretary R.S. Gujral. 
— A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh police gets Web site
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The official website of the Chandigarh police was launched by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at a function organised in the UT Secretariat complex here this morning. The site can be accessed at http:\

Rehabilitation plans for villagers
SAS NAGAR, Sept 13 — The Punjab Government is planning to rehabilitate residents of Madanpur and Lambian villages here. A rehabilitation package that was acceptable to representatives of the villagers was being formulated.

“HANDS ON CLAY: A Government Arts College student engrossed in a sculpture workshop in the college on Wednesday. 
“HANDS ON CLAY: A Government Arts College student engrossed in a sculpture workshop in the college on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Bungling in Sec 22 booth allotments?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Wrong and biased allotment of booths and benami deals in a Sector 22 market to their own kith and kin by employees of the Estate Office is the latest racket unearthed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

IT raids on doctors’ premises
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Officials of the Income Tax Department today raided several premises of two noted eye surgeons in the city.

Arya, Kakkar win Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Prof P.P. Arya won the arts-group professors’ seat in the Panjab University Senate elections here today. 

Sorry plight of teachers
his has reference to the report "Getting peanuts for hard work" (Chandigarh Tribune, August 24). It was a good effort to bring into focus the financial exploitation of the teachers in private schools.



Orientation programme for women councillors
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The Centre for Development Studies, the Punjab Government and the British Council jointly organised a three-day orientation programme for the newly elected women councillors of nagar Panchayats and municipal Councils of Punjab, from September 13 to 15 at CWDS, Panjab University.

SAD plea against helmets
CHANDIGARH, Sep 13 — A delegation of the members of the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal met the UT IGP B.S. Bassi and impressed upon him not to challan Sikh women riding two-wheelers without helmets.

All set for Army show
PANCHKULA, Sept 13 — Preparations and rehearsals for the Army show and equipment display, to be organised here on September 16 and 17 to commemorate the Western Command's 53rd Raising Day, are in full swing at the Sector 5 cricket grounds.

Row over laying of synthetic courts
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The laying of synthetic courts at the Chandigarh Club has raised a controversy over spending of money and the material being used for the court. 

Allegation against councillor
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Certain residents of Sector 40-D today alleged that Ms Ranjana Shahi, a BJP councillor, has converted the reserve area adjacent to her house into a park with the help of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh against norms.

A paratrooper about to land at the Sector 5 cricket ground.
A paratrooper about to land at the Sector 5 cricket ground during rehearsals for the Army show, scheduled to be held on September 16 and 17, in Panchkula on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Two cases of theft in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — As many as two cases of theft and burglary have been reported from various parts of the city. According to police sources, Amit Jain, a hosteller of Hostel No. 2, Block 3, Panjab University, reported that someone broke into his room and decamped with Rs 25,000, besides valuable electronic items.


Workshop on curriculum
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — A two-day national workshop on revamping the curriculum of various polytechnics of the country begins at the Technical Teacher Training Institute here tomorrow. 

Hostel residents for better facilities
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — There is something about university life that day scholars will never know. The way the hot cup of steaming tea is served in the TV room of the hostel when you are watching your favourite TV show huddled closely with your friends in winters.


HC order on Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed holding of election to 15 Panjab University Senate seats from the registered graduates constituency as per the schedule of election announced by the university.



Gwalior gharana exponent to perform in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — In the coming few days the city will witness a recital by a great exponent of the Gwalior gharana of Hindustani classical music.

Self-expression through sculptures
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — When it comes to self expression, there is no medium better than art.


Very few women orthopaedics surgeons in country
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — In today’s world of empowerment, equal opportunities and status, very few women choose to become orthopaedic surgeons. Dr Sureshwar Pandey, a senior orthopaedician from Ranchi and secretary-general of the Indian Foot Society, who was recently in the city to attend the XIV Annual Foot Society Conference , revealed that there are hardly about five women orthopaedic surgeons in the country.

Hearing aid is no more a stigma
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — On the third day of the WHO workshop on “Orientation training of masters trainers for disability prevention and rehabilitation” at GMCH-32, Prof Arjun Das, Head of the ENT Department, pointed out that ear could be affected by various diseases leading to hearing disability and handicap in the life of an individual.

ESIC helps a heart patient
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The Regional office of the Employees State Insurance Corporation has once again come to the help of a heart patient and saved his life by releasing timely advanced payment for his super-speciality treatment at the PGI here.

33.75 lakh to get pulse polio drops
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — As many as 33,75,000 children in the age group of zero to five will be given polio drops in 17,352 intensive pulse polio immunisation camps in Punjab this year, said Dr R.S. Sandhu, Director, Health Services, Punjab, while addressing members of the state-level coordination and mass media committees here today.

Glaucoma detection made easy
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, has recently acquired the latest state-of-the-art field Analiser for testing the patients who have glaucoma (kala motia) or are suffering from other Neurological disorders.

Minister visits hospital
KHARAR, Sept 13 — Ms Mohinder Kaur, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, paid a surprise visit to Civil Hospital, Kharar, this evening and checked the presence of doctors and staff.


City hopes for a hit national meet
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The forthcoming Junior National Badminton Championships in Chandigarh from November 15 to 23 will be good for the sport in the city.

DPI (Schools) revises sport schedule
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13— The Department of Public Instructions (schools) Punjab have revised some of the sports events for its Punjab School Games to be held later this month.

City shooters win 9 medals
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — City shooters won two gold, five silver and two bronze medals in the Xth G.V. Mavlankar National Shooting Championships which conlcuded yesterday at Chennai.

Mahatma Hansraj Cricket Tourney
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Nitin Mehtani stole the show for C.L. DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 11, Panchkula, when he outplayed Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, to sail into the final in the Mahatma Hansraj Cricket Tournament (under-19) to be held at DAV Public School, Thermal Colony, Panipat.


Poles and cables to be replaced
PANCHKULA, Sept 13 — The district administration has decided to replace all the old electricity cables and poles to improve the electric voltage in the vicinity of Pinjore and Kalka.

MCC lists priorities
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — Senior officers of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at a meeting here today fixed priorities for the various development works to be undertaken by the civic body.Top

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