Thursday, September 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



HUDA DTP faces charge sheet
PANCHKULA, Sept 27 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is planning to chargesheet the District Town Planner (DTP) involved in the approval of a plan for a residence in 1987 for irregularities after the matter was brought to the notice of the authorities recently.

The illegal side opening in house No 390 in Sector 4, Panchkula, which was approved by HUDA in 1987 when the building plan was passed.

The illegal side opening in house No 390 in Sector 4, Panchkula, which was approved by HUDA in 1987 when the building plan was passed. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

Negligence by GMCH alleged
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — A local resident, Ms Kamaljit Kaur, has claimed that her mother, Jagjit Kaur, died on August 26 due to alleged negligence on the part of the medial staff on duty at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

PCA security guard kidnapped, beaten up
SAS NAGAR, Sept 27 — In a case of alleged police high-handedness a security guard of Cricket Stadium here was picked up by five persons, one of whom was in police uniform, beaten up and dumped on the roadside in Ropar. He returned home last night.



Oberoi's charges blantant lies, says Gujral
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, termed the allegations levelled by Mr S.S. Oberoi, his father-in-law, as ‘‘blatant lies’’. ‘‘I do not want to say anything more on it and get involved in a slanging match with him,’’ Mr Gujral added.

Govt house allotments cancelled
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — A section of employees who are allotted government accommodation in the city are in the habit of subletting their houses. The idea is to retain the government accommodation while living in their own houses and get some kind of income as rent from the tenants.


Elaborate arrangements for Navratra Mela
PANCHKULA, Sept 27 — The Mansa Devi shrine is being decked up yet again and scores of small shops lining the shrine’s approach road are preparing for the annual rush of devotees who throng the temple during the Navratra Mela which begins tomorrow.

Shatabadi passengers welcomed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Travellers on the Shatabadi train, who arrived in the city today, were in for a pleasant surprise. About 20 young boys and girls from the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, dressed in blue, greeted the passengers in the morning and evening Shatabadi trains with flowers to commemorate World Tourism day.

It’s discount season now
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — If you have been waiting to buy that exclusive saree displayed in the fancy showrooms of Sector 17 or those beautiful pair of shoes or maybe a car or even a scooter or some furniture or furnishings for your house, well, now is the time to do so. With Navratras around the corner, residents of the city are already on the shopping spree.

Picnic trip for slum children
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — More than 115 under privileged children had the opportunity to visit places of tourist interest here today.

Slum children steal the show
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Not a sign of confusion on their faces, not a bit of fear in their voice. The odd 15 children from Janata Colony, Sector 25, today won over a number of hearts today with their innocent yet powerful performance in the play titled Khichdi.

Trekking through Kulu valley
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chandigarh, is organising a programme of trekking through the Kulu valley.


7 booked for occupying house illegally
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The police has booked seven persons on the charge of taking a house in possession by breaking open its lock here.


Shifting dates of birth — PU style
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The requests of a majority of candidates born in the era of pre-independent India and seeking a change in their date of birth as recorded with Panjab University, have been turned down.

Teaching science sans labs
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Science can be taught in the classrooms and there is no need of a laboratory in the school. The students can be made to understand the concepts of science right from the laws of gravity, gravitation pull, motion of the earth around the sun to surface tension and the forces of cohesion.

Lay stress on practical learning: Bagchi 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Mr Samar Bagchi, a well-known educationist and scientist, today stressed the need for changing the education system by laying more emphasis on practical learning rather than mere theoretical concepts to make students more inquisitive, besides developing their mind at an early age.

New BEO takes over
Sept 27 — Ms Savitri Wadhawan has taken over as the new Block Education Officer of Panchkula after her promotion. 

Researcher does city proud
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Jagmohan Datt, a research scholar and guest lecturer in the Department of Metallurgy at Punjab Engineering College, has developed a special material called varistor which can save critical systems like computers, CNC machines, supercomputers and power distribution systems from the surge current (the flow of large current in fraction of a second).

KV Hindi Chapter concludes
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The concluding function of the week-long Hindi Chapter was held at the Sector 47 Kendriya Vidyalaya today.

Seats vacant in ITIs
SAS NAGAR, Sept 27 — Mr N.S. Kalsi, Director of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, yesterday said some seats were lying vacant in various trades in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) all over the state.

Notice issued to Haryana AG
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Mr Justice V. M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Advocate-General, Haryana, for October 18, on a petition filed by one Krishan Kumar of Vijay Waha village, Panipat, who sought a CBI inquiry into the FIR registered at Panipat Sadar police station.

Judicial remand for Jain, Goel 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The Former UT Home Secretary, N.K. Jain and former UT Administration Superintendent, K.B. Goel were sent to judicial remand by the UT Additional District and Session Judge till October 11.

Jerath case hearing on Sept 29 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Allowing an application for impleading a former UT Home Secretary, Ms Anuradha Gupta, as a respondent, Mr Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday fixed September 29 as the next date of hearing on the bail application moved by former Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath.


Musical evening by folk artistes 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The richness of Punjabi culture came alive at the portals of the Sector 17 Plaza here today. 

‘Mothers should never miss a feed’ 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The adoption of a baby friendly policy, to be displayed in the appropriate areas of the hospital was one of the main recommendations made by the participants at the conclusion of the three-day workshop for master trainers on breastfeeding today.

Advanced laparoscopic surgery at PGI 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Advanced laparoscopic surgery has now been made available at the PGI. Thanks to the expertise of Dr G. R. Verma, a pioneering laparoscopic surgeon, who started laparascopic surgery at the institute and is also credited for performing the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy here.

PGI employees submit memo of demands 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The executive body of the PGI Class III and IV employees Welfare Union have in a memorandum submitted to the Union Health Minister, Mr C.P. Thakur highlighted a few general demands of the PGI employees.


95-run victory for PCC 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — The Punjab Cricket Club defeated Air India by 95 runs in the VIII J.P. Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar today.

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Work of SDMs and LAO rescheduled
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — Allocation of work to the three Subdivisional Magistrates (SDMs) and the Land Acquisition Officer (LAO) has been rescheduled, following an order passed by the Chandigarh Administration today.

Clerk tows away official almirah
SAS NAGAR, Sept 27 — The Enforcement Wing of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council appears to be jinxed. Within six months, another case involving an employee of the wing has been booked by the police.

Joined as JEs, retired as JEs 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 27 — It was a day to remember for the 19 retired junior engineer (JEs), who were honoured by the UT Engineers Association at a function at the PWD Inspection Bungalow in Sector 19 here this evening.


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