Monday, September 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Allegations mark last phase of Senate poll
, Sept 17 — Minor controversies marked the polling for 31 seats in the last phase of the Panjab University Senate elections here today. 
Long queue at the GCG-42, Chandigarh, for the Panjab University Senate elections on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Long queue at the GCG-42, Chandigarh, for the Panjab University Senate elections on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Retired Colonel murdered
Burglars suspected to be behind the act
PANCHKULA, Sept 17 — A 65-year-old retired Colonel was reportedly bludgeoned to death by unidentified assailants who struck at his Sector 4 residence here late last night. Though the cause of the murder could not be ascertained, it is suspected that the victim was done to death by burglars who had struck at the same house, a couple of days ago.

PIL on health bureau: Admn silent
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17— Lying dumped in the pile of numerous public interest litigations (PILs) pending in the district court for reply by the responding paries (mostly the Municipal Corporation or the Administration), one PIL relates directly to the future of the health programmes of the city.


Sports lovers flay Doordarshan’s move
, Sept 17—The Sydney Olympics-2000 begun yesterday morning but as far the live coverage of various events is concerned, it led to disappointment for local sportspersons and viewers who wanted to watch the millennium Olympics live on TV sets.

Monsoon almost over in region
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — The monsoon has already withdrawn from western parts of Haryana and Punjab and within the next 48 hours it will totally withdraw from the north-western plains, the Meteorological Department’s office based here said today.

AS the softspoken Mr R.S. Gujral took over as Home Secretary of Chandigarh, he asked reporters covering the Chandigarh Administration to give him some time to settle down before he could answer any questions. He joined his duty on Monday when the helmet issue was burning and he being the Home Secretary was besieged with requests by reporters for comments.



Safety above religious sentiments
This refers to the report, “Wear helmet for your family’s sake” (Chandigarh Tribune, Sept 12). I hope the students who have voiced their opinion regarding the necessity to wear a helmet while driving a two-wheeler become the mouthpiece of the silent multitude in our country. The fatal accident of a girl on Sept 8 should stir the conscience of our society.


Another day of stunts by Army men
PANCHKULA, Sept 17 — As the two-day Army show and equipment exhibition drew to a close this evening, hordes of visitors were still at the gates, pleading to be let in to have a close glimpse of weapons and other equipment displayed at the Sector 5 cricket ground.

RRD to support Cong in Sunam
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — The Rashtriya Raksha Dal has decided to support the Congress in the Sunam by-election, said Col Harsharan Singh, President of the party in a press conference held here today. 

Vishvakarma Day celebrations begin
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Enthusiasm marked the three-day Vishvakarma Day celebrations by the goldsmiths of Sector-23, here today. These festivities are being celebrated by the Bengali goldsmiths in the city.

Bedi installed as Lions Club chief
SAS NAGAR, Sept 17 — Honouring of school teachers, donating of sewing machines to widows and providing a wheelchair to a physically challenged schoolgirl marked the installation ceremony of the local unit of the Lions Club here last night. Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, a Cabinet minister of Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion and Mr Swaranjit Singh was the guest of honour.

Senior citizens want facilities in park
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17` — The Senior Citizens Welfare Society (Sector 21 A and B) has urged the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) to provide certain basic facilities in a park used by the residents for strolling.


No breakthrough in two murder cases
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — The police is yet to achieve a breakthrough in the Sector 38 and the Raipur Kalan murder cases.


Plan to start business English at 10+2 level
SAS NAGAR, Sept 17 — The CBSE is introducing various measures to improve the educational curriculum. Prof Ashok Ganguly, Chairman, CBSE, said this while presiding over the valedictory function of a two-day zonal conference of the Independent Schools Association at Shivalik Public School here today.

Educationists awarded
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — The Educationist, a voluntary organisation, held its award distribution ceremony for those who had conducted their Olympiads, workshops and seminars for the year, here today. Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal was the chief guest. Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, presided over the function.


Magical notes by vocalist
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Pt Laxman Krishnarao Pandit presented magical notes of music at Tagore Theatre here yesterday.


‘‘Professional donors’ blood still being used’’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Experts participating in the update in transfusion medicine at PGI yesterday emphasised the need to promote voluntary blood donation to ensure safe blood supply to the needy patients. Organised by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, as part of the WHO programme to observe ‘Safe Blood Year’, they deliberated on how to make the blood safe for transfusion and preserve it in solid form for use at the time of shortage.

ISO 9000 certificate for GMCH 32 likely
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — India is emerging as an important global destination for affordable medical services or medical tourism as it is termed ,for both developed and developing countries. Reason being that it is the least expensive, as far as hotel accommodation, transport and medical treatment is concerned.

300 immunised against hepatitis-B
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — A total of 300 persons were immunised against hepatitis-B and more than 1000 were provided free medical check-up in Sarangpur village under the literacy, health and environment project of Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mid-Town, here today.

PG courses for GMCH being considered
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Postgraduate Committee of Medical Council of India (MCI) will be meeting on September 21 at New Delhi to consider the cases of various medical colleges regarding granting recognition and approval for starting postgraduate courses.


Rare feat by 12-year-old city golfer
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Ajeetesh Sandhu, a 12-year-old Class VI student of the local St John’s High School, has probably become the youngest golfer in the country to have scored a hole in one.

Good showing by city shuttlers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Chandigarh has qualified for the finals in the Narang Cup for boys and Shafi Qureshi Cup for women in the North Zone inter-state badminton championship in Delhi.

Winning team’s members honoured
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — Members of the Kelvinator XI, which recently won the Samuel Banerjee Memorial Trophy tournament held at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, were honoured by the sponsor Kelvinator at a function organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association at the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, today. Mr Rajeev Jain, Regional Manager of the Kelvinator company, distributed gifts to them.


‘PUDA adopting double standards’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 17 — The Ghar Bachao Committee, Naya Gaon, has criticised the dual policy adopted by the Punjab Urban Development Authority in allocating electricity connections. This was stated in a press release, here today.

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