Friday, September 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Rally against caste-based reservation in jobs
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — A massive rally was organised by members of the general category against the caste-based reservations in services and educational institutions. The Central, Haryana and Punjab Governments were discriminating against persons belonging to the general category under pressure from the Scheduled Caste (SC) lobby, speakers addressing the rally said.

Power to new town will not be from PSEB alone
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — The Punjab State Electricity Board will not be the only agency to supply power to the proposed town of Anandgarh. The new Town Planning and Development Authority of Anandgarh wants to include another party in the power-supply project. The third party is most likely to be a major private player in the energy sector. The plan is to have a multiple power-supply system, including backup against power breakdown.

‘Need to change approach towards industry’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — "We are prisoners of procedure." This remark at the inaugural session of the Army-Industry Partnership, 2000, aptly summed up the obstacles in the current Army-industry working environment, which both sides are hoping to resolve in a two-day interface which was inaugurated at Western Command Headquarters, Chandi Mandir today.

HC to have more courtrooms
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Buildings of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the District Courts are is the process of expansion. Additional courtrooms are being constructed in both courts, while additional chambers are being constructed for lawyers of the High Court and big room is being constructed for women advocates in the District Courts.



Martyrs’ day 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — A national-level programme was organised jointly by Panun Kashmir and the NS Kashmir Research Institute at Abhinav Theatre today to observe September 14 as martyrs’ day.

Roopali sent to niketan 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — The story of Roopali Suresh Jadav, who had claimed to be a daughter of Kargil martyr, seems to be false with the local police sending her to Nari Niketan, Sector 26.

Contests mark Hindi Day celebrations
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Various contests marked the Hindi Day celebrations at different venues in the city here today.

Community centres to have sport facilities
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — With a view to encourage sports and cultural activities in the city, the Arts, Culture and Sports Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), today decided to make provision of two badminton courts, one volleyball court and a cafeteria each in every community centre.


Woman among three held in murder case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — The police has arrested three persons, including a woman, on the charge of murdering a Dhanas resident in Sector 38 here today.

Man succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — A Mohali resident succumbed to his injuries when he was hit and injured by a jeep near the Sector 45-46 barrier.


CBSE gives them chance, PU doesn’t
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — A number of CBSE students who have been placed in compartment in the Class XII examination are finding it difficult to get admission in undergraduate courses of Panjab University.

Computer education in colleges
DERA BASSI, Sept 14 — The Punjab Government has decided to provide computer education to the college students and for this purpose Government College, Dera Bassi, has been selected.

CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — A press conference of the Independent Schools Association was held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.

Workshop on curriculum development
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Proper links between polytechnics and sources of recruitment have to be established to develop the maximum employment opportunities for students, observed Mr Yashpal Mahajan, Chairman, Board of Governors, Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI), while speaking at the inauguration of a national workshop on curriculum development here today.

Lalru students win quiz contest
LALRU, Sept 14 — Students of Golden Public School, 3 km from here, have bagged the top positions in the Bournvita quiz competition held in Ambala cantonment.

IT regional centre inaugurated
SAS NAGAR, Sept 14 — The Vice-Chancellor of Panjabi University, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, today called upon students to update their knowledge and skills to meet the new challenges being thrown by information technology.

Directive to CMO in custodial death case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — In the custodial death case of an ex-sarpanch of Goggan village in Hoshiarpur district, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Chief Medical Officer and head of the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur, Hoshiarpur, to transmit the post-mortem report of the deceased to the court within seven days and issued notice to the Advocate-General, for September 25.

Old man’s divorce plea rejected
Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the High Court today dismissed the appeal for divorce filed by Surjit Singh, a 70-year-old man, seeking reversal of the order of the Additional District Judge, Ludhiana, rejecting his petition for divorce against his wife, Gurdev Kaur, also in her seventies.


Making magical images out of dull iron
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — There is much more to the creations laid out at the Art Folio than their visual appeal. As the eyes rest on delectable images created with skill out of wrought iron, a strange sense of mysticism dawns upon the mind. For each piece on display seems to have been inspired by mythology.


Cataract main cause of blindness
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the country, accounting for nearly 50 to 80 per cent blindness cases. This was disclosed by Dr M.R Dogra from the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, while discussing the causes of visual impairment on the fourth day of the WHO workshop on “Orientation training for disability prevention and rehabilitation’’. 

Thalassaemic body function
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Prizes were distributed at a function organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association here today.


YPS earns reputation for squash
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — If you hear that a youngster has won a medal in any squash meet, you can safely assume that he must be a student of Yadavindra Public School at SAS Nagar. Squash players of the school have earned a reputation in the region. National squash player, Amitoj Inder Singh, is a former student of the school. He trained the YPS under-15 team that won the North Zone Inter Public Schools (ICSE) Meet in Delhi’s Modern School.

Hockey championship begins
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — The 18th Chandigarh State Hockey Championship began here today at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium with two matches played today. The three-day meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Hockey Association. The meet was inaugurated by Mr K.K. Mehra, Deputy General Manager, State Bank of India.

Tug-of-war contest at ITBP centre
BHANU, Sept 14 — The second national sub-junior tug-of-war championship got under way at the Basic Training Centre of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) at Bhanu here today.

KV Chandi Mandir lift football trophy
CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — The football team of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Chandi Mandir, lifted the trophy on the final day of the Inter K.V. Football Tournament (under-19) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region. In all 19 matches were played on league-cum-knockout basis by 13 teams at K.V. No. 1, Chandi Mandir, from September 11 to 14.


DGP’s open darbar


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