Sunday, November 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Home guard jawan dies in accidental fire
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — In a case of "gross negligence and violation of standard operating procedures", a 21-year-old Chandigarh home guard volunteer, Ram Rattan, was killed on the spot after a bullet, fired accidently by a woman volunteer during a training session, pierced through his head today morning.

Decaying books, missing pages galore in PU library
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Decaying books and stolen pages out of rare books of academic importance continue to be ugly sores on the face of the Panjab University library.

16 Inspectors reshuffled
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — In yet another reshuffle within a fortnight, 16 Inspectors of the Chandigarh Police were, today, transferred within the city. The orders, passed by Inspector General of Police Mr. B.S. Bassi, came into effect today itself.

We’re for party workers’ honour: Venod
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — ‘‘We are fighting for restoring the honour and prestige of the party workers. We want to provide a credible alternative to the present government,’’ says former Union Minister Venod Sharma, spokesperson for the Jitendra Prasada camp, who is contesting against Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Man crushed to death at ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — A 69-year-old businessman, Vasudev Singh, was declared dead on arrival at Sector 16 General Hospital today morning after being hit by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus at Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus. He was on way to visit his daughter in Ludhiana.




‘No plan for international airport in city’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has no plan to develop the Chandigarh airport as an international airport, says a letter written by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry following a query by a local politician.

Yog Raj hospitalised
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4—Former Test cricketer Yog Raj Singh, who is in judicial custody in connection with a petrol adulteration case, was today admitted to a Government Hospital following complaints of chest pain.

Anokha blend of East and West
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — This was one performance which happens in a lifetime, and so if the city’s Tagore Theatre was reverberating with sounds of applause today, it was not without reason.


NGOs urged to join pulse polio drive
DERA BASSI, Nov 4 — A number of panches, sarpanches and residents of the nearby villages participated in a subdivisional level panch and sarpanches sammelan and a seminar on pulse polio eradication organised by the local Rotary Club, the Rotary Club City and the Rotract Club at Saini Bhavan here today.

‘Sikhs must crusade against caste system’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — A two-day seminar on ‘Sikhism and caste system’ and ‘Punjab and autonomy’, by the Institute of Sikh Studies, began at Gurudwara Sikh Studies, Kanthala, Industrial Area, here today.

Partap Dayal is Commandant, WC Hospital
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Maj-Gen Pratap Dayal took over as Commandant, Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, today. Prior to this appointment. he was the Commandant, Armed Forces Medical Store Depot, Lucknow.

Various facets of vigilance discussed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Various functions were organised in the city on the concluding day of the Vigilance Awareness Week today.

RPO to accept printed forms only
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4—The Regional Passport Office (RPO)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.

Polio awareness rally organised
PANCHKULA, Nov 4 — A rally of children from Devi Nagar village, Majri and Azad Colony was organised to create awareness about polio and AIDS among the lower strata of society here today.

‘Intellect and emotion go hand in hand’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Intellectual writing has to be driven by emotion as emotion is the core of existence, said Sagarika Ghose, who visited the British Library here today in connection with the release of her first novel ‘‘The Gin Drinkers’’ in the Harper Collins Book Festival organised by the library

War veteran is dead
PANCHKULA, Nov 4 — A highly decorated World War II hero, Col Iqbal Singh, passed away at his residence in Sector 7 here today. Born in Hoshiarpur in 1922, Col Singh joined a regiment of artillery in the early forties and served in the North West Frontier Province and Burma.

Cactus show inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — The two-day 24th annual show of the National Cactus and Succulent Society of India was formally inaugurated by Mr Dheer Pal Singh, Minister for Town and Country Planning, Haryana, at the Lajpat Rai Bhawan here today.


Three booked in harassment case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — On a complaint filed by a Gurdaspur resident, Ms Sonia, alleging harassment for dowry, the Chandigarh police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC.

Campaigning picks up for market panel poll
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Providing better facilities for the commission agents and the farmers in the Sector 26 grain market figure prominently among the assurances listed out by the candidates from the arhtiyas constituency for the UT Market Committee elections to be held on November 6.


Education news at your fingertips
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Want access to all the information related to education in the city at the click of a mouse? is the right answer for you.

Stationery given to 80 students
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Government High School Sector 40-A organised a colourful function today to distribute school bags and stationery to 80 students of slum areas studying in night schools.

YPS kids present ‘thematic studies’
SAS NAGAR, Nov 4 — Two classes of the junior wing of the local Yadavindra Public School today presented “thematic studies” through dance and drama.

‘Honesty, devotion to duty needed’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Jamna Lal Bajaj, the noted Gandhian, an interschool declamation contest was organised at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan here today.

Mr Brahamjit Kalia, District Education Officer, Chandigarh, interacts with students of the night school after distributing school bags at Government High School, Sector 40, on Saturday.
Mr Brahamjit Kalia, District Education Officer, Chandigarh, interacts with students of the night school after distributing school bags at Government High School, Sector 40, on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph

Preetinder is best speaker
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Preetinder Singh of St Stephen’s School was adjudged the best speaker in the ICSE inter-school extempore competition organised by St Kabir Public School here today.

HC order on parole for convict
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the release of a NDPS Act convict on parole for period of 14 days to run from the date the petitioner is released on parole.

Judicial remand for couple
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Ravinder Kumar and his wife, Monika, were sent to judicial remand today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) till November 16, in a kidnapping case.


‘Gene therapy needs more research’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Researchers are making all possible efforts to decode the molecular secrets of human life to reverse the natural course of the disease. Their aim is not only to treat the symptoms of the disease but to reverse the imperfections in DNA which makes a person susceptible to disease.

‘Urinary incontinence needs early care’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — Urinary incontinence in children can be a manifestation of serious anatomic or functional problem of the urinary tract, which often necessitates complex surgical procedures and can be very challenging.


Health club inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — A health club was inaugurated at the Chandigarh Golf Club last evening. The club, built at a cost of about Rs 10 lakh, was formally inaugurated by the club president, Mr G.S. Sandhu.

St Stephen’s eves retain football title
CHANDIGARH, Nov 4 — St Stephen’s School justified its supremacy in football when its under-19 girls’ team retained the UT inter-school title here today by defeating Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by two goals to nil in the tie-breaker.

Anandgarh a liability for PUDA?
SAS NAGAR, Nov 4 — The Anandgarh project appears to have become a liability for the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). Whenever there is demand of expenditure to be incurred on the Anandgarh project, the PUDA is invariably made to shell out the amount.


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