Wednesday, November 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Host college on top after first day

CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Colourful programmes of fine arts, rangoli and music marked the inaugural day of the Panjab University Inter-College Zone B Youth Festival in the Sector 46 Government Postgraduate College. 

Students take part in the collage-making contest on the first day of the Panjab University Inter-College Zone B Youth Festival in Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Another row dogs Anandgarh
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — The upcoming township of Anandgarh has invited yet another controversy. And this time it is over the selection of an architect for the town. Three architects among the 10, who were shortlisted, had reportedly withdrawn and one more had asked for more time, giving rise to speculation over the manner of selection of the master designer for Anandgarh.

Nagi refuses to head GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Speculations regarding who will be the next Director Principal of Government Medical College Hospital have intensified with the orthopaedics surgery head at the PGI, Prof O.N. Nagi, formally submitting his refusal to the head of the GMCH, in a letter addressed to the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma



Thieves decamp with jewellery
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Striking again, thieves yesterday decamped with a gold necklace and a locket, along with Rs 5,000 cash, besides other valuables and documents, after entering into a house in Sector 20.

No green signal from students yet
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Students of the Panjab University campus have described the move of the Chandigarh police to enforce traffic rules on the campus as “impractical”. They say that the move will only lead to harassment of students.

Plan to revive beat system, says SP
PANCHKULA, Nov 7 — Admitting that burglaries and car thefts in the city were on the rise, the new Superintendent of Police, Dr C.V. Rao, said that he was planning to lay booby-traps to nab the culprits. He was addressing a press conference at the Mini Secretariat in here today.


Local delegates may support Sonia
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — As many as 20 delegates of the local unit of the Congress are likely to support the candidature of Ms Sonia Gandhi for the Congress presidentship, if their attendance at a meeting before Mr K. Natwar Singh and Mr Manmohan Singh here today is any indication.

Don't leave briefcase on car seat: police
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Commuters beware. A gang of thieves is on the lookout for briefcases carelessly tossed on the back seats of cars or for polythene bags containing crisp currency notes in scooters glove compartments.

Taste of own medicine
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — The drive undertaken by the Anti- Enforcement Wing today to clear encroachments outside a row of private houses in Sector 38-C, ended in drama after the complainant refused to remove encroachments outside his own house. Extended car sheds, gates, fences and all other encroachments were removed outside houses numbered 2854 to 2863 during the drive. 

Kothari advocates openness on reproductive education
, Nov 7 — People may be afraid to speak on the subject. Adolescents approach the subject warily which their parents hush up, calling it a taboo. Today, however, at the CII auditorium here, a strong audience, mainly students, doctors and social workers came alive and interacted freely with well-known sexologist Prof Prakash Kothari, as he opened doors on the topic which everyone wants to know about, yet is afraid to ask — Sex and Sexuality.

Chandigarh cadets win awards
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — The First Chandigarh Naval NCC Unit won the awards for the best line area, the best drill and the best-cadet (boys) at the Pre Nau Sainik Camp that ended here today. The camp, under the control of Commander Nirmal Singh, had been organised on behalf of the Punjab Haryana Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate.


Arrested for impersonation
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — In an alleged case of impersonation, a city resident was arrested by the police on the charge of threatening the complainant after posing as an officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The accused, Rakesh Pal Singh, stated to be a doctor, was taken to custody after a Sector 45 resident, Ms Kamlesh Kumari, alleged that she had been threatened on the telephone.


Personalised banking service branch opens
SAS NAGAR, Nov 7 — A personalised banking service branch of Punjab and Sind Bank was inaugurated by the Executive Director of the bank, Mr M.S. Kapur, in Phase X here today. Talking to mediaperons, Mr Kapur said the branch would add a new definition to the area of customer care.


Rumour of question paper leakage
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Rumours of paper leakage haunted the candidates appearing for the Civil Services sociology main papers at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, the only centre in the city, today.

Founders’ week function ends
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — The Vivek High School founders’ week celebrations concluded today with a drill display by junior and senior wing children. The items included a marchpast by the four houses of the school, led by the Student Council members. The salute was taken by the Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr Sarabjit Singh.

Legal redress for students now
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — Students facing any problem at school will be able to seek legal redress following the decision of the UT Administration to constitute the Legal Services Society in all the schools in the city. Students will have to move an application listing their grievances and advocates would be provided at state expense. The society would comprise five teachers and five senior students of all government and private schools, which will be headed by respective principals. 

Admn invites bidders for computer course
, Nov 7 — Private parties, in the field of computer education have been invited by the Chandigarh Administration to run a specialised computer education course in 67 schools and four government colleges in the city from the next session year, beginning April. The course will be for students of class VI and above in schools, and all college students of government colleges can participate. It will also be extended to the aided colleges at a later stage, said sources. In the colleges, there will be a separate stream for ISO certified courses. 


Vivek High School win sports quiz
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — It was an invigorating scene at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, where school children from as many as 30 schools of the city and nearby areas flexed muscles. The occasion was the ESPN and Star TV sponsored sports quiz for the students including those sitting in the audience numbering more than 500 who replied to various questions relating to different sport.


PUDA nets 6.38 cr in plot auction
SAS NAGAR, Nov 7 — The PUDA authorities managed to auction 43 out 72 freehold residential plots in various phases here today netting a little over Rs 6.38 crore. There were no bidders for seven plots measuring 1 kanal each in Sectors 68 and 69. The reserve price for the plots in Sector 53 was Rs 4,000 per sq yd and for those in the other sectors (63,68,69 and 70) Rs 5,000 per sq yd.

HUDA resumes two booths
PANCHKULA, Nov 7 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) finally sprung into action and resumed two commercial sites, one each in Sector 4 and Sector 15, here today, for non-payment of dues.

Parking lots auction fetches 14.95 lakh
, Nov 7 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh ( MCC) today earned a revenue of Rs 14.95 lakh by auctioning three of the four parking sites here today. The fourth parking site was not auctioned since there was no bidder for the same.

Saturday night vigil to be stepped up
CHANDIGARH, Nov 7 — To check “Saturday night fever”, the Chandigarh Police will intensify patrolling and carry out general checking at strategic points. The move, according to sources in the police department, was being undertaken to keep tabs on the activities of notorious elements in the city, particularly those residing in the colonies.


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