Monday, October 23, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India



PU Syndicate to take up probe against lecturer
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The case of a university teacher indicted by an inquiry report in a case of fraudulent enhancing marks of a candidate from zero to 42 in reevaluation comes up for discussion in the forthcoming Syndicate meeting of Panjab University.

Who will maintain streetlights?
SAS NAGAR, Oct 22 — The Punjab State Electricity Board and the SAS Nagar Municipal Council are at loggerhead over the maintenance of streetlights in the town. However, residents are at the receiving end. Officials say that there is an extra financial burden of about Rs 1.25 lakh per month on the civic body.

Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, interacts with young doctors at the second convocation of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital.

Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, interacts with young doctors at the second convocation of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital in Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Medical graduates get degrees
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, said doctors should have scientific temper and a humanistic attitude. He said these qualities would help them succeed in their profession.




Madhya Marg to be driver’s delight
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — With the Chandigarh Administration all set to transform the facade of the city’s Madhya Marg, driving through the lane may well become a pleasure.

Half of economy “still closed”
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Coastal states will lead to the resurgence of India as they are more outward looking and receptive to economic reforms than landlocked states, says Mr P. Chidambaram,a former Union Finance Minister, maintaining that the "unreformed sectors have to be reformed" during the next 10 years to make the Indian economy viable and internationally compatible.

Kalka-Mumbai train flagged off
KALKA, Oct 22 — The Kalka-Mumbai train was flagged off today from the Kalka railway station by Mr Vijay Kumar, divisional manager, Railways, Ambala.

Pension still far for college teachers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — More than 4,500 private college teachers of Punjab and Chandigarh have, for years now, been asking for the implementation of the pension-cum-gratuity scheme of the Punjab Government. This scheme has been approved, accepted and notified by two governments in the past ten years, but is yet to be implemented.

Legendary folk singers
THE coming month will see a host of legendary folk singers from Pakistan descend on the city. Among the names in this category who are due to visit the city on the occasion of the fourth Aalmi Punjabi Festival is the nightingale of Pakistan, Reshma, whose folk songs are still fresh in the memory of all the music lovers.


Banish caste and gender bias: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today gave a call to launch a campaign to banish discrimination and exploitation of the people on the basis of caste and gender from society.

A nightmarish bus journey
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Holding the lives of passengers to ransom, the drivers of many buses that leave the city around 8 p.m. drive the buses allegedly under the influence of liquor. They may not stop the bus at the mandatory bus stops but make it a point to halt at a theka on the way.

Senior citizens honoured
SAS NAGAR, Oct 22 — The local Senior Citizens (Pensioners) Council organised a function to honour its senior members at Shastri Senior Model School here today.

Recruitment rally from Nov 6
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The Punjab Regiment is conducting a recruitment rally at 102 Infantry Battalion at Kalka from November 6.

Bansal releases book on WTO
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Due to infirmities in the World Trade Organisation agreement India needed to quickly pick up pace for economic reforms, with a threat from the developed world since the date of implementation of the agreement on January 1, 2005.

Tribune employee bereaved


Four booked in assault case
SAS NAGAR, Oct 22 — The local police has booked four persons for allegedly assaulting a handicapped person with the butt of a pistol and snatching Rs 7000 in cash from him.


Songs mark end of school fete 
PANCHKULA, Oct 22 — The concluding day of the fete at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, was a big party with the music rolling and the youngsters jiving away to the popular English and Indian pop numbers here today.

HC upholds Colonel’s sack
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Pre-trial procedural irregularities do not effect the validity or findings of a general court martial (GCM). This has been the observation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while disposing of a writ filed by a Colonel against his dismissal by a GCM on charges of corruption.


Reproduction of folk art forms
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — It is a pleasure to view works that reflect an urge to move back to one’s moorings. The vein of each frame now adorning the walls of the exhibition gallery at Punjab Kala Bhavan runs from that obscure Haryanvi village which has found home in the thoughts of Anuradha.

An evening of Indian film music
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The golden era of the Indian film music came alive at Tagore Theatre last night when Chitra Amrik Singh, a radio and TV artiste, rendered old melodies.

Cultural programme for residents
PANCHKULA, Oct 22 — A cultural programme was organised by the Residents Welfare Association of Sector 12 in an effort to increase interaction and camaraderie among the residents of the sector here today.

MTP complications cause 13 pc of deaths during pregnancy
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Despite claims of improvement in medical and family planning facilities, in India, as many as 401 of one lakh pregnant women die during child birth. Out of these, a sizeable number, about 13 per cent, die as a result of complications arising due to Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP). For the developed countries, the figure stands well below 20. In comparison, Sri Lanka reports 135 deaths of the one lakh pregnant women.

Eye hospital to remain open
SAS NAGAR, Oct 22 — On the occasion of Divali, the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital will remain open for 24 hours to deal with any kind of emergency related to eyes.


City girls corner glory in national sports
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — Harsimran Kaur Bedi of Chandigarh won tennis double crown in the 26th National Women Sports Festival which concluded on Friday at Delhi. In singles final, she defeated Nikita Bhardwaj of Gujarat, 8-4. Third place was bagged by Deepanwita Chakarvorty of Bengal.

IAF lifters steal the show
CHANDIGARH, Oct 22 — The Indian Air Force weightlifters stole the show on the opening day of the Indian Air Force - Sri Lanka Air Force Weightlifting Meet here today at Lecma Auditorium, 3 BRD. 


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