Monday, October 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Students await PU nod
Annual exam in environmental studies this session
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — Undergraduate students are facing anxious moments of uncertainty, awaiting a formal Panjab University nod for conduct of annual examination in the compulsory subject of environmental studies.

Girl kidnapped in Panchkula
PANCHKULA, Oct 29 — Eleven-year-old Paramjit Kaur, alias Pammi, a student of Class VI of Government School in Sector 7, was kidnapped from her residence by her neighbour, Vishal Kumar, on October 14. 

Two drug peddlers of Ferozepore booked
SAS NAGAR, Oct 29 — In a breakthrough which could lead to uncovering of a clandestine network of supplying narcotics in several states of the northern region, the local police has laid its hand on two conduits of Ferozepore district of Punjab. The two youths are a part of the network of drug peddlers involving foreign nationals.

When CRPF held rebels at bay
Chandigarh, Oct 29 — It was 32 years ago that men of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) manning posts in the Jampui Hills (Tripura) held more than 150 armed Pakistani-trained rebels at bay.

GMCH headship: 2 shortlisted
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — The names of two PGI Professors have been finalised by the Chandigarh Administration and sent to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for “consultation” before a final selection is made to appoint a new Director Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Sector 32.

Man decamps with Rs 9.96 lakh
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — An employee of a Mumbai-based company, Naveen Kumar Sharma, is missing after having allegedly decamped with Rs 9.96 lakh which was given to him by a local distributor for deposting in the company's account.

Cine lovers throng city theatres again
A tale of two releases, advance booking and long queues
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — Heavy rush at the local Piccadily and Nirman theatres featuring Mohabbatein and Mission Kashmir indicates that cine-lovers are thronging theatres again.

A sister applies tilak on her brother’s forehead on Bhaiya Dooj in Chandigarh. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




Tree felling sans mercy
he Panchkula branch of the Haryana Vidut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) has apparently earmarked a certain amount in its annual budget for felling what it considers “hazardous” trees.


Horrible traffic jams
handigarh last week witnessed horrible traffic jams of the kind one had only heard about. A colleague took nearly one hour to drive his car from The Tribune to his house in Sector 44. O


“Make Chandersinghnagar Uttaranchal’s capital”
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — The migrants from Uttarakhand region residing in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh today demanded that Chandersinghnagar be made the capital of the new state of Uttaranchal. 

Cong poll: setback for ruling group
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — Even as the race for electing the president of the local unit of the Congress hots up, the territorial election authority released a list containing the names of 25 delegates late last night.

Kin all praise for Canadian Govt
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — “I am glad something has happened at last. The investigations will bring out before the world what had led to the Kanishka Crash in 1985.’’

Seminar by Lions Club on IT
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — With an objective to create awareness about the latest in information technology among members of the club, a seminar on information technology was organised by the Lions Club in collaboration with Wintech Computers in Hotel Regency here today. 



800 gm of charas seized
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — The local police arrested Bansi Lal, a resident of Mani Majra, and seized 800 grams of charas from his possession near Motor Market, Mani Majra, yesterday evening. 

Three car thieves arrested
SAS NAGAR, Oct 29 — Revealing information about a gang involved in an extortion racket and stealing cars is expected to come to light with the arrest of at least three members of the gang, whose identity has not been disclosed by the police.

Case registered against two 
SAS NAGAR, Oct 29 — The Sohana Police has registered a case against two persons of Sohana for raising an unauthorised construction in violation of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act. 



‘Moral values, patriotism are vital’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — For Ms Sneh Mahajan, who has been heading MCM DAV College for 14 years, retirement does not come easy. 

Poor response to dance competition
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — As many as 62 participants took part in a dance competition organised by JSR Production, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, here this evening. Individual competitions for boys and girls in different age groups were held.

Liberalisation ‘has increased poverty’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — Janshakti, a social organisation, organised an open discussion on “India still fighting for its freedom against poverty” at Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.


Auction of school sites stayed 
PANCHKULA, Oct 29 — The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mr Ved Pal Gupta, stayed the auction of school sites scheduled to be held on October 31. The next date of hearing has been fixed for November 7.



‘MRI detects TB changes early’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — “The X-ray depicts the changes of tuberculosis (TB) of the spine much later than the MRI, thus delaying the treatment of the disease”, said Dr Ramesh Saini of Indian Spinal Injuries Center (ISIC), New Delhi, while speaking on the third day of video conferencing on International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON).



Punjab bag overall trophy in athletics
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — Punjab bagged the overall trophy by gaining maximum 508 points in the North Zone Athletic Meet, which concluded at Panjab University’s grounds today.


MC panel’s meeting today
CHANDIGARH, Oct 29 — The issue of building proper booths for taxi stand owners in the city will be taken up by the Finance and Contract Committee (FCC) of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation tomorrow. Top

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