Monday, November 6,
Chandigarh, India



180 teaching days in Panjab University still a dream
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Despite repeated orders by the University Grants Commission over the years, 180 teaching days in an academic year of Panjab University remains a dream.

ASI assaulted by DSP
SAS NAGAR, Nov 5 — An Assistant Sub-Inspector posted at the Central Police Station in Phase 8 here had to face the wrath of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Punjab Police when the former reached the house of the latter on receiving a distress call at the police station late last night.

Jatha leaves for Pakistan
SAS NAGAR, Nov 5 — Amidst chants of Bole So Nehal , a group of 125 Sikh pilgrims today left for Pakistan from the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Phase 8 here for a 11-day tour to pay obeisance at Sikh shrines there.

A jatha of Sikh pilgrims from Amb Sahib Gurdwara in SAS Nagar which left on Sunday for Pakistan to pay obeisance at Sikh shrines there.

A jatha of Sikh pilgrims from Amb Sahib Gurdwara in SAS Nagar which left on Sunday for Pakistan to pay obeisance at Sikh shrines there. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Gloom in Naya Gaon 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Gloom descended on two families in Adarsh Nagar of Naya Gaon as the news of an accident in which five members were killed and one seriously injured reached the village. The accident took place on the way to Ferozepore at Mangli Nichi near Ludhiana when a Tata Sumo carrying seven persons collided with a bus coming from the opposite side. (Details on Ludhiana page)




Doctor’s house burgled in Sector 44
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — A doctor’s flat on the ground floor in Sector 44 here was burgled last night. The burglars walked away with Rs 10000 to 12000, gold jewellery weighing between 60 to 70 gm and a two-line cordless phone.

Polio drops administered to 45,000 kids
PANCHKULA, Nov 5 — Polio drops were administered to over 45,000 children at a total of 305 booths, 59 urban, 232 rural and 14 mobile, set up in the entire district during the first round of administration of polio drops here today.


Migrant labourers' latest act
Migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have always cocked a snook at the feeble laws framed by the Chandigarh Administration but their latest act may be hard to digest even for the administration.


Decision on NRIs’ property flayed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The Traders Association, Sector 17, has condemned the decision of the government in allowing non-resident Indians (NRIs) to get their commercial property vacated.

Training on for Nau Sainik meet
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Intensive training is being imparted to naval cadets at a pre-Nau Sainik (PNS) camp being held here in order to prepare them for various competitions at the national level Nau-Sainik camp which begins in Vishakapatnam on November 10.

Few takers for late-night cyber cafes
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Whether Net enthusiasts in the city will be able to surf at cyber cafes during late nights remains doubtful as most of the cyber cafe owners in the city are yet to buy the idea.

German film fest opens today
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The German Film Festival, in which seven films will be screened at the local Government College of Art, Sector 10, and Alliance Francaise, Sector36, will be iaugurated tomorrow by the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral.

A writer’s attempt to laud the institution of family
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — This may be the maiden attempt of city-based poetess Nirmal Jaswal at short story writing, but going by the way her first collection of short stories was received by a galaxy of intellectuals here today, it appeared as if she was already a seasoned writer.

Contest winners get prizes
SAS NAGAR, Nov 5 — The biggest problem faced at present by society is how to keep the environment clean with pollution being caused by the increase in population, industry and vehicular traffic.

Sankirtan procession held
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Thousands of people participated in sankirtan procession held today as part of the ongoing Kartik celebrations at Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Sector 20-B.


SI booked in cheating case
SAS NAGAR, Nov 5 — A Sub-Inspector of the ITBP, Dharam Parkash Thakur, along with wife and three other family members have been booked by the Sohana police for allegedly cheating a former Sarpanch of Gigga Majra village here of Rs 1.50 lakh on the pretext of getting the job of a Sub-Inspector for his nephew in the ITBP.

15-yr-old boy missing
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Dheerendra Singh, a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, is missing since Saturday. The 15-year-old boy is in his white school uniform. He had left for the school on his bicycle.


Colleges headless due to PhD clause
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The retirement of Ms Sneh Mahajan as the Principal of the local MCM DAV College has brought to fore a crisis that has been brewing for two years now due to a directive of the University Grants Commission regarding the appointment of principals.

Kids stage musical
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The Tinder Box; a musical, was staged by the junior wing students of Vivek High School to mark the fifth founder’s week of the school. The play was based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson and was enacted by Class III students.


Respiratory disorders in newborns discussed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The fourth day of the Millennium Meeting of the Indian, Association of Paediatric Surgeons, organised by the Paediatric Surgery Department at the PGI was marked by paper sessions and CME by leading doctors from India and abroad.

Paediatrician’s job no child’s play
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Babies are not young adults. They are individuals, needing specialised medical attention. The fact is 2 per cent of the new borns, all over the world, need help of a qualified paediatric surgeon. In India itself, with about 25 million births every year, as many as five lakh babies actually require specialised medical care and surgery.

Need to restructure medical care
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The two- day Medicine CME 2000, aimed at educating family physicians regarding the common problems they face during their daily practice, concluded in the GMCH, here today. 


Convincing win for Aral
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — Aral of Mumbai won the team-of-four duplicate event in the All-India Chandigarh Open Bridge Championships that concluded here today in the Sector 10 Skating Rink. 

Excise board comes out with citizens’ charter
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — For the redressal of complaints of trade and industry, the Central Board of Excise and Customs has come out with a citizens charter.

MCC to take up recarpeting work
CHANDIGARH, Nov 5 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has decided to take up on a priority basis the recarpeting of about 35 V-6 roads in the city.


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