Sunday, September 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Skydiving, mobike stunts at Army Show
PANCHKULA, Sept 16 — Demonstration of the deployment of the Bofors 155 mm Howitzer gun, horse riding skills, skydiving and motor cycle stunts was the highlight of the Army Show organised here today to mark the 53rd Western Command Raising Day.
A daredevil of the Corps of Signals motor cycle stunt team jumps through a fire hoop during the Army Show to mark the 53rd Raising Day of the Western Command at Panchkula on Saturday.
A daredevil of the Corps of Signals motor cycle stunt team jumps through a fire hoop during the Army Show to mark the 53rd Raising Day of the Western Command at Panchkula on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Admn fined 27 lakh for misleading consumers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the UT Administration and the Estate office to pay Rs 27,05,500 as compensation to members of a family for allegedly misguiding them.

Vacant buildings leave room for thought
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Large portions of government buildings constructed at a cost of crores of rupees and occupying prime land in the city are presently lying vacant. The Chandigarh Administration is yet to decide on how to utilise these buildings.

Stress on high quality healthcare
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The two-day CME programme on “Health Care in New Millennium” began today with few superspeciality hospitals in the northern region putting on show the latest medical facilities available with them. It is being organised by the Chandigarh state branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) at the P.N. Chhuttani Memorial IMA complex.




Councillor dies in mishap
SAS NAGAR, Sept 16 — An elected municipal councillor from ward 17, Isher Singh Langh, died in a road mishap while returning from Sunam near Chunni on the Fatehgarh-SAS Nagar near here last night.

Huge imbalance in student-teacher ratio
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Perhaps nobody may believe that 2,300 students are being taught by only six teachers. However, this is what is happening in the Sector 42 Government College for Girls.

Direct train to Mumbai within 15 days
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — A direct train between Chandigarh and Mumbai is to start within the coming 15 days. Though the Union Ministry of Railways is yet to issue a written order, railway authorities at Ambala (Chandigarh is under the Ambala Railway Division) have been told to make all preparations for operating the train by September 30. The first run will be on October 2, sources have indicated.

Participants exhibit their skills in a turban-tying contest in Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Sector 30-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Participants exhibit their skills in a turban-tying contest in Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Sector 30-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
Turban-tying competition
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Satwant Singh of Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, won the turban-tying contest organised by Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30-B, in the juniors’ category here today.

Priyanka, Marc and party time
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — “It’s hep to be late,” said one of the hundreds of persons waiting for the Bacardi Blast to take off in Hotel Mountview here today.

Section 144 imposed
SAS NAGAR, Sept 16 — The District Magistrate, Ropar, has imposed Section 144 of the Cr.P.C. for two different categories.

‘Participate in greenery drive’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The city is witnessing an increasing influx of migrant population, which has been putting pressure on the infrastructural facilities of Chandigarh, especially in Phases-II and III, said the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) while speaking after inaugurating a tree plantation drive on the premises of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Advocates Cooperative House Building Society in Sector 49-A, here today.

Unhygienic conditions plague village
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Sept 13 — A major epidemic might break out in Mullanpur Garibdas village if immediate steps to control the unhygienic conditions prevailing in the area are not taken up.

Elaborate arrangements for navratra fair
PANCHKULA, Sept 16 — The local government department has made elaborate arrangements for the convenience of devotees during the forthcoming navratra fair at the Mansa Devi Temple Complex.

Missing boy traced
SAS NAGAR, Sept 16 — A 12-year-old student of local St Soldier School, Phase 7, who was reported missing from house on September 7 was today traced down by the Chandigarh Police in Sector 19 of Chandigarh. Anurag, a student of class VI, ran away from home after being scolded by his mother for stealing money.

Workers Education day observed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The local office of the Central Board for Workers Education under the Union Labour Ministry celebrated the Workers Education day at the Central State Library here today. Representatives of various managements, trade unions, teachers and workers attended the programme.


One held for issuing fake medical certificates
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The Crime Branch has arrested a self-styled doctor, Naveen Kumar alias Raju, a resident of Sector 20-A, from the Central State Library parking, on the charges of issuing forged and bogus medical certificates to the persons wanting to get driving licenses.


Discussions, contests mark Ozone Day
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 —Threats to the ozone layer and its critical role in chemical and biological processes were highlighted by Dr S.C. Jain, Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, at the Ozone Day celebrations on the campus here today.

Quality education in slums, villages emphasised
SAS NAGAR, Sept 16 — The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, today exhorted independent schools to put in efforts to provide quality education to the children living in slums and villages. He was speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day zonal conference on “Quest for quality education”; organised by the Independent Schools Association of Chandigarh at Shivalik Public School in Phase 6 here today. Quality education was not a prerogative of the elite only. s

Students’ fete
, Sept 16 — A brilliant performance by students of various schools marked the fete organised by the Chandigarh unit of the Independent Schools Association at St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.


BDS students’ plea allowed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court allowed three writ petitions of Mr Yogesh Goyal etc. BDS students and directed the respondent Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, to allow the petitioner students to appear in BDS third professional examination and to declare their result of third professional immediately on receipt of judgement.

Rape accused denied bail
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The UT Additional district and Sessions Judge today dismissed the bail application moved by Raj Nath in an abduction and rape case.

3 years’ RI for Sirsa resident
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Babu Lal of Sirsa was sentenced to three years’ rigorous imprisonment by the UT Additional District and Session Judge in a case of attempt to murder.


Film review
“Indecent” borrowing
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — ‘Karobar’ (Jagat) appears a sinking ship right from the outset of the release with an apparent borrowing of ideas from a runaway success ‘Indecent Proposal’.


‘Treat the blind as normal’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — A blind person or a child ought to be treated as a normal person or a child first and a visually impaired later, says Dr S.R. Mittal, a reader in the Department of Teachers Training and non-Formal Education in Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. He is of the view that needs of these people are no different and only the means and techniques used to achieve these are different.

Bose is PGI faculty body chief
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — Prof S.M. Bose, The PGI Professor of Surgery, was unanimously elected the President of the PGI Faculty Association at its meeting held today in the APC auditorium. Prof Sudha Suri, Head of the Department of Radio Diagnosis had proposed his name and it had been seconded by Dr K.L.N. Rao of the Department of Paediatric Surgery.

Field visit for delegates
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — The delegates who participated in the WHO workshop on Orientation training of masters training for disability prevention and rehabilitation were taken on a field visit to sensitise them about the practical aspects of disability prevention and rehabilitation of the disabled yesterday.

140 donate blood
SAS NAGAR, Sept 16 — The local Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council organised a blood donation camp at the Phase 2 Community Centre here today.


Punjab boys win tug-of-war championship
PANCHKULA, Sept 16 — Punjab boys and Manipur girls won the second sub-junior national tug-of-war championship, which concluded at the Basic Training Centre of the ITBP at Bhanu, near here, today.

Air Force men win hockey championship
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16 — 3BRD Air Force team finally checkmated the defending champions, Rock Rovers, at 6-4 through a tie-breaker to wrap up the men title in the 18th Chandigarh State hockey championship which concluded this evening at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium. Rock Rovers began on a sound footing with Inderjit Singh opening account for the team by scoring first goal of the match in 10th minute.

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