Saturday, October 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Suspended clerk threatens self-immolation
SAS NAGAR, Oct 13 — The issue of suspension of a senior clerk in the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, Mr Avtar Singh Kalsia, has taken a new turn with the suspended employee threatening to self-immolate in front of the house of the Administrator of the council, Mr Jaipal Singh, if the latter did not review his decision.

A man sells posters of Maharshi Valmiki in the mela held on the occasion of Maharshi Valmiki Pargat Divas in Sector 23, CHD.

A man sells posters of Maharshi Valmiki in the mela held on the occasion of Maharshi Valmiki Pargat Divas in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Train to Mumbai from Oct 22
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The Northern Railways today notified that a direct train between Chandigarh and Mumbai — terminating at Bandra station of the western metropolis — will start operating from October 22. 

PU campus poll as per schedule
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — Panjab University today reiterated its original plan of having the elections to Panjab University Campus Students Council as scheduled on October 20.




Ex-sarpanch killed by wife, her paramour
LALRU, Oct 13 — A 46-year-old former sarpanch, Rashpal Singh, was allegedly muffled to death late Thursday night by his wife and her paramour after having drinks with the latter at his residence in Aganpur village about 3 km from here.

A fast for longevity, mutual understanding
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — No matter how old this tradition is, the fact is that men like it a lot — not just because with each Karva chauth their wives observe they feel the pleasure of being worshiped by her but also because most of them actually believe that the age-old tradition has a lot to do with their partners’ longevity. 


Four years of flying and aerobatics
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — Six Kiran trainer jets of the IAF's Surya Kiran aerobatics teams streak barely 50 metres above the ground in an arrow-head formation.

Four-day Divali mela
SAS NAGAR, Oct 13 — A four-day Divali mela has been organised by the Lions Club in Phase VIII here. The mela was inaugurated last evening by the Ropar Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gurinder Singh Garewal.

Interest in circus waning?
SAS NAGAR, Oct 13 — Is the fun of circus dying ? Perhaps yes. The world of live performing animals has ceased to exist for children interested in watching KBC or some crime thriller on television sets.

Works by leading publishers on display
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. And quite rightly so. Had the saying not been true, the Browser Book Fair, which opened at a local hotel today, would not have attracted so many people.

It’s mehndi time again
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — It’s all in the game, the smiles, the celebration and the henna, which reinforce the ritual of karva chauth year after year.

Seminar on gender sensitisation ends
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The two-day seminar on gender sensitisation concluded at the Recruit Training Centre in Sector 26 Police Lines here today.



Maid arrested for assault on employer
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The police has arrested a maid for brutally beating her employer here today.



2 city schools in quiz final 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — Two city schools are among the four schools from the region which have qualified for the finals of the Aero Quiz 2000 during the semi-finals held here today. 


IOA now to meet in Delhi: counsel
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The petition against the change of venue for holding the Indian Olympic Association’s annual general meeting from Pinjore to Pune was today disposed of by the Punjab and Haryana High Court after counsel for the respondents stated that the meeting would now be held at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on November 3.

Court orders removal of shackles
, Oct 13 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the removal of shackles of Harbhajan Singh, a resident of Gagarwal village in Khamano tehsil of Fatehgarh district in Punjab. He was allegedly in illegal custody of Kheri Naur Singh police station and escaped from there with his left leg shackled.



Telemedicine project launched at PGI
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, today formally launched the “telemedicine technology project for optimising medical resources’’ at the PGI today, linking it with AIIMS, Delhi, and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute at Lucknow for exchanging medical opinion of experts online.

Experts discuss AIDS control measures
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — AIDS control in India is faced with twin problems of lack of laboratory diagnostic facilities at the peripheral health Institutions and low attendance at over 500 STD clinics across the country.

Waiting for a philanthropist
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — Pain and disillusionment have added years to Ajit Kumar’s actual age. With his kidneys having failed for the second time within three months he is not sure of what life and future has in store for him.



UT sub-junior volleyball championship begins
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — The two-day UT Sub-Junior volleyball championship for boys and girls began here today at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. 


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