Friday, October 13, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India



Minister for reducing pressure on PGI
*Favours better health facilities in adjoining states

*Calls for setting up of medical grants panel

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, today stressed the need for setting up a medical grants commission on the pattern of the University Grants Commission to raise the standard of medical education in the country.

A child looks at the degree that his doctor father received at the 24th annual convocation of the PGIMER.

A child looks at the degree that his doctor father received at the 24th annual convocation of the PGIMER at Bhargava Auditorium in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Campus election to be delayed
Admn allows poll in colleges
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council will now be delayed, after the UT Administration announced here today that it would allow the holding of student-body elections in colleges.

Golf Club membership at ‘a price’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Financial crunch facing the state notwithstanding, the SAS Nagar-based Punjab Tractors has sponsored a Rs 20 lakh driving range at the Chandigarh Golf Club here.




Notice to Punjab police
KHARAR, Oct 12 — Mrs Harinder Sidhu, Duty Magistrate, Kharar, today issued notice to the Punjab police for October 14 in an application moved by Mr Harbhajan Singh and his wife, Gurvinder Kaur, who got married in April, 2000, against the wishes of their parents, for providing police protection to them because they apprehend that they would be liquidated any time by the Punjab police which is in league with the parents of Gurvinder Kaur.

VIP duties for cops affect common man’s security
PANCHKULA, Oct 12 — With over 25 per cent of the local police force of 650 men in attendance of VIPs at the cost of maintaining law and order here, a spurt in crime — mostly burglaries— has been reported in the town during the last month.

Confusion over holiday
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Starting from Friday the city and its surrounding townships are ready for a three-day weekend, and along with it comes the usual confusion about which office is open and which is closed.

Gandhi’s fan stabs Hitler’s
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — An “admirer of Mahatma Gandhi” stabbed a supporter of Hitler on the Panjab University campus yesterday over an argument on which of the two leaders was the best.




Panel to finalise rates for plots
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Industrial Advisory Committee, at a meeting held yesterday, formed a subcommittee to finalise the rates for the industrial plots that are to be allotted in Chandigarh. The committee will submit its report in three months.

Villagers’ memo to Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Gram Sudhar Sabha of Burail village has urged the Chandigarh Administration to improve the conditions of the streets and “phirni” immediately.

Exotic collection of glass with silver engravings
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Symphony is the theme of his silver creations. And the attempt is to re-create the silver magic which was so specific to the bygone era.

Saving a cat hounded by dogs
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — If a cat has nine lives, the second life of the one hounded by four street dogs last night here is thanks to Sector 44 resident Shammi (not his real name). 

Due representation for SC lawyers sought
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Advocates (Dr Ambedkar) Welfare Association, Chandigarh, in a memorandum to the Governor of Haryana, has demanded that due representation be given to the Scheduled Caste advocates in the office of the Advocate-General, Punjab and Haryana, as law officers and in other offices concerning judicial matters.

Working for peace and happiness in world
PANCHKULA, Oct 12 — “May the happiness and peace flow in the mainstream of the universe. May the society be devoid of enmity, violence and revenge. 

5-day satsang sammelan begins
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Anandamurti Guru Ma said here tonight that it is imperative to know about the value of life before knowing about the mystery and meaning of death. 



One arrested on rape charge
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The police has arrested one person on the charge of raping a woman of Colony No 5.


One-time settlement scheme launched
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The State Bank of Patiala has launched the one-time settlement scheme for loan defaulters of the bank of Dera Bassi, Dehar, Lalru and the surrounding areas in Patiala zone.



Political parties’ support conspicuous by its absence
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — There appears to be a minimal colour of “outside” political parties in the ongoing campaign for the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council, — probably a rare happening in any university across the country.

Seminar on gender sensitisation
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — A two-day seminar on gender sensitisation got under way at the Sector 26 police lines here today.

Students of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, get hands-on training during an interactive session between students and the police in the police station.School children get tips on policing
PANCHKULA, Oct 12 — Tips on policing for school students is a theory the local police seems to stand by, firmly believing in catching them young to make an impact and creating an impression. 

Students of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, get hands-on training during an interactive session between students and the police in the police station, Sector 5, Panchkula, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A nostalgic get-together 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — It was an occasion to cherish for the alumni and students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture as the college observed the annual Le Corburiser Day here today. 

Jacob’s call to teach slum children 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Slum children of a night school, being run in Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, presented a nice show at a function organised in the school here yesterday.

Say no to crackers’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Divali can be celebrated without fire-crackers. It is a festival of lights and not crackers.

Youth fest from Nov 21 
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — Zonal youth festival for students of all women colleges affiliated with Panjab University of the city will be held at Khalsa College for Women from November 21 to November 23. The dates were finalised at a meeting of representatives from various colleges held on Wednesday.

‘CEDTI should extend franchising scheme’ 
SAS NAGAR, Oct 12 — The Principal Secretary, Science, Technology and Environment, Punjab, Mr Rajan Kashyap, suggested here today that the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India should extend its nationwide franchising scheme to other countries.


Sapru House takeover: notice to 2 ministers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — On a petition against the Union of India, Urban Development Minister Jagmohan, Foreign Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh and four others seeking the quashing of an ordinance for acquiring Sapru House at Delhi along with other properties of Indian Council of World Affairs, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to respondents for October 17.

Notice to MCC for October 16
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The UT Civil Judge (Junior Division) has issued a notice for October 16 to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, through the Commissioner and Executive Engineer (Horticulture), in a case filed by some residents of the city.

Bail plea dismissed in theft case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The UT Additional District and Session Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, today dismissed the anticipatory bail moved by Deepak Kohli in a 10-lakh theft case.



Happy times for tipplers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The festival of lights will be brighter for some privileged liquor lovers of the city.

Group song contest
SAS NAGAR, Oct 12 — An inter-school national group song competition was organised by the local branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Shastri Model School here today.


‘Include health in Concurrent List’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, stressed the need for including health in the Concurrent List to stabilise population growth by 2045 and provide healthcare services in rural areas. He was addressing mediapersons in the PGI here today.

200 examined for eye ailments
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — On the occasion of World Sight Day, the Lions Club together with Tender Heart School, Sector 33, organised an eye camp on the school premises here today.

‘Upgrade’ civil dispensary
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Social and Welfare Society, Sector 38, has in a memorandum submitted to the Union Minister for Health, Dr C.P. Thakur, sought the upgradation of the civil dispensary in their sector.



Inter-school tournament underway in GHS-37
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12—Government High School, Sector 28, defeated Government High School, Mauli Jagran, 45-7, in a kabaddi match the UT Inter-School Tournament being played here today at Government High School, Sector 37. 

Sunil Kumar gets sponsorship
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Sunil Kumar the Davis Cupper from Chandigarh and a product of a Rural Area Development Programme, initiated by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, has got sponsorship from Tata Steel Sports Foundation for a period of three years. Top

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