Saturday, November 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Gen Malik nominated to PU Senate
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — The Chancellor of Panjab University has exercised an appreciable balance in the representation of the Senate by including leading personalities in his list of nominations.

Hoping for the world to be a better place
SAS NAGAR, Nov 3 — “Stop corruption and make the world a better place to live in”, screams a poster, while another poster depicts the movement of a “file on wheels of rupee coins” to reflect the contemporary life where corruption has come a long way. After threatening to devour the common man, corruption has now spread its fangs to sports and games, cricket being its latest victim.

Kidnapped girl recovered 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Nearly eight months after the seven-year-old daughter of a school canteen contractor was allegedly kidnapped by a carpenter, the Chandigarh police today brought the girl to the city from a creche at Sonepat.

Movies, meals and shopping too
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Visiting a cinema house in Chandigarh is not going to be the same in the future. Major private players have expressed interest in setting up multiplexes — which will house small-sized cinema halls, food courts, video game zones, card shops, entertainment places and other sundry shops under one roof — in the city.

Appointment of Nagi challenged
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — A bench comprising Mr Justice G.C. Garg and Mr G.S. Maingi, administrative members of CAT, today issued notice on a petition filed by Dr Krishan Vij, professor and head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh, challenging the appointment of Prof O.N. Nagi as the new Principal-cum-Director of GMCH on deputation.




Life past midnight no more a dream
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3—Silhouetted figures against flashy, colourful lights pounding the floors till midnight have been enthralled that life past midnight is no more a dream and Chandigarh has finally come of age. Whether it is boys pumping iron at local gyms or girls bunking college, the dance floor comes as a great leveller where they don't hesitate to shake a leg and sweat it out.

Banks beware of forged DDs!
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Banks beware! A gang of alleged cheats is presenting demand drafts for encashment in different city banks after forging them. The registration of two FIR’s by the Economic Offences Wing of the Chandigarh police, on the allegations of cheating and forgery, following complaints by a bank manager, is a testimony to this effect.

Finding “voice” with radio jockey
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — They promise to make you the masters of your voice, and that is exactly what they are here for. The much-awaited workshop on radio anchoring is finally on at Aroma hotel, and conducting its first session is a renowned radio jockey, AIR FM and TV anchor Suchet Malhotra who is in town for the purpose.

A hard time for the candidates: Due to the lack of proper arrangements physically challenged candidates, coming for the interview for the post of Food Supply Officer seen sitting in the corridors in front of the PUNSUP office. Ordeal that disabled went through
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Destiny has been unkind to them and the authorities of the Punjab Food Supply Department were no better.  

A hard time for the candidates: Due to the lack of proper arrangements physically challenged candidates, coming for the interview for the post of Food Supply Officer seen sitting in the corridors in front of the PUNSUP office. 
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


Stir against sadhu’s release likely
DERA BASSI, Nov 3 — A major agitation is on the cards against the ‘‘release “of a well connected sadhu ’’ by the police who is the main accused in a case of trespass and assault on two servants of Mr Kuljeet Singh Randhawa, president of the Bassi- Mubarikpur Truck Operators Union, on Wednesday.

Water features, the latest fad
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Create a water body right next to your door! That is the idea which is now clicking with the more-than-rich ones in town who are on the hunt for novel means of adorning their houses, as also their surroundings.

Consultation on conflict resolution
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — To sensitize the methods of conflict resolution by peaceful means, the Asia Regional Consultation on Conflict resolution — strategies and skills is going to be inaugurated by the Punjab Finance and Planning Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, here tomorrow.

Thorny beauties find large admirers
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — For the admirers of the thorny genre of plants, it was paradise. And by the turnout which was witnessed at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan which is hosting the 24th annual cacti show being organised by the National Cactus and Succulent Society, it was quite clear — that the city had many appreciators of succulent plants. The show saw a gathering of over 500 people treating themselves to over 1000 varieties of thorny beauties from regions as far as America, Africa, Madagascar and Asia.

Today’s singers or puppets of companies?
SAS NAGAR, Nov 3 — Today’s singer has become a puppet in the hands of companies. He should be able to object during the picturisation of songs to things that go against our culture.


Former MD of firm held
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Inderjit Singh, a former Managing Director of Domino Leathers Limited, Sector 34, was arrested by the Regional office of the Provident Commissioner here today.

24,000 stolen from scooter
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — A theft of Rs 24,400, along with a pass book, from the glove compartment of a scooter was reported to the Chandigarh police by a Mani Majra resident. The police has registered a case of theft under Section 379 of the IPC and is investigating the matter, according to sources.

Two from Mumbai nabbed for theft
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Two Mumbai residents were today apprehended by the Chandigarh police for allegedly stealing a purse and a bag after opening the door of a car with a master key. The car was parked outside a shop-cum-office in Sector 22.

Prayer meeting disturbed: 6 arrested
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Tension prevailed in Sector 38 today too after six activists of BJP’s Yuva Morcha, and other organisations, were reportedly rounded up by the Chandigarh police for allegedly disturbing a Christian prayer meeting.


Nagi seeks clarification
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — The Director Principal-designate of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Prof O.N. Nagi, has sought clarifications on the “change in terms and conditions” in his appointment.

‘Include practicals in entrance tests’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Entrance examinations to the science related courses in colleges should have practicals as important elements because the subject is dependent on the actual work with gadgets and chemicals for professional merits.


Summons to SDM in road-death case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Mr Justice R.S. Mongia and Mr Justice P.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Ambala SDM, Mr M.L. Sangwan, to be personally present in court on November 30.

Special Lok Adalat on Nov 9
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3— Legal Service Day will observe throughout the country on November 9. To commemorate the day, the State Legal Services Authority here will be holding a special Lok Adalat in the District Courts Complex, Sector 17, on November 9, said in a press release here today .

Yog Raj’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist class), Mr Pushpinder Singh, today dismissed the bail application moved by Yog Raj Singh, a Test cricketer and Punjabi film actor, in a case of storing adulterated petrol in petrol station.


Symposium on malaria at NIPER
SAS NAGAR, Nov 3 — Malaria continues to be the third major infectious disease afflicting the mankind and development of drug resistance was posing a big challenge, said Dr Prati Pal Singh, Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at the inaugural session of a two-day symposium on “ Malaria 2000” which started in the institute here today.

Paediatricians’ conference inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3— The first day of the main conference of the millennium meet of the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons was a special day for its organising secretary, Prof K.L.N.Rao, Head, Paediatric Department at the PGI. He watched with pride the little baby, he had operated upon almost 10 years back for a congenital disorder, present a bouquet of flowers to the chief guest on this occasion. “It certainly gives me immense pleasure to see the little lady bloom like flower.You know she is a business partner with her father and also models for his products,” he added with pride.

Cycle rally for polio awareness
PANCHKULA, Nov 3—As many as 900 students from 10 schools participated in a cycle rally and slogan writing contest organised by the Rotary Club, here today, as part of the drive to create awareness on pulse polio.


Ashwini Mehta’s team lead bridge championships
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Ashwini Mehta’s team from Delhi is heading the field of 25 teams in the team of Four Duplicate event in the inaugural All India Chandigarh Open Bridge championships which got underway here today morning at the Skating Rink, Sector 10. Earlier the three-day championships was inaugurated by Mr M. Ramsekhar, Deputy Commissioner cum Director Sports, UT.

Winning medals is her habit
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Meet, Sabeeha Dhillon, a class XII student of Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27, who did it again, this time, by winning the gold medal in the air rifle event at the All-India inter school shooting championship, Kumar Surender Singh Memorial meet which concluded recently at Ghaziabad.


Plan to honour weaker families of gallantry awardees
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — The Punjab Govern-ment will honour 11 economically weaker families of gallantry awardees each year. The first such function will be held at Jalandhar on December 1.

MC to become consumer-friendly
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — If the resolutions adopted by the Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation at its meeting held here today are anything to go by, the residents will shortly have little problem regarding water leakage, water meter installation and sewage blockade. The committee which met here today, proposed a consumer-friendly scheme to redress all these problems.

Maintenance of street lights to be privatised
SAS NAGAR, Nov 3 — After mooting a proposal to partially privatise the water supply and sewerage in the town, the SAS Nagar Municipal Council has decided to privatise the maintenance of street lighting in the town. At least 40 or 50 points at different points of the town have been identified by the civic body which would be passed over to private hands.

Brig Kalha takes charge
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Brig R.S. Kalha yesterday took over as Deputy Director General, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate here. Prior to this, he was Brigadier Operations and Logistics at Headquarters Southern Command.

Catching them in their nappies
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Catch them in their nappies. That's the game plan the Chandigarh police proposes to adopt for preventing "the young innocents" from violating traffic rules. No, the intention is not to challan the "free birds on the wheels" but to teach them "some traffic sense".

Pollution checking drive from Nov 7
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Starting from November 7, a special drive to check pollution levels of automobiles being used in Chandigarh will be carried out jointly by the State Transport Authority and the Chandigarh traffic police.

Only ‘original’ forms valid for passport
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3—The Regional Passport Office has discontinued the use of the copy of the passport form with an immediate effect from today. The office will be accepting the printed forms only which will be available for Rs 10 each.


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