Saturday, November 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Tribune special
The charge of bureaucrats
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Bureaucrats are slowly replacing technocrats as heads of certain departments of the Chandigarh Administration.

Ludhiana-UT road to be 4-laned
NEW DELHI, Nov 10 — The Punjab Government has drawn up an integrated infrastructure development plan exclusively for the road sector with planned financial outlay of more than Rs 2,200 crore to be deployed during the next two years.

Prasada opposes Mirdha’s move
Delinking of party elections
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Mr Jitendra Prasada, who is challenging Mrs Sonia Gandhi in the All-India Congress Committee presidential election, today strongly objected to the party’s Central Election Authority chairman, Mr Ram Nivas Mirdha’s decision to delink the election of the presidents of the Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) from that of the AICC President.

Mann confident of meeting challenges
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Prof S.B.S. Mann, designate Director-Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, takes over his new assignment next week. The head of the ENT Department at the PGI, Prof Mann, is a specialist in Oto-Rhino-laryngelogy and a pioneer in starting several new techniques, in this field.


Dual charge for GMCH head debated
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Should administrative and financial powers in the technical field be delegated to technocrats or bureaucrats? Taking a recent example when the post of Secretary, Medical Education and Research (MER), was withdrawn from the former Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Prof V.K.Kak, just 15 days prior to his retirement on October 31, a wave of indignation went through the medical fraternity on what they called was a ‘totally unreasonable and unfair move’.

Flat allotments precede basic amenities
SAS NAGAR, Nov 10 — Scores of successful allottees of the MIG and LIG Housing Colony in Sector 66 of this Urban Estate are being harassed by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) by not providing basic amenities in the area.

20 schools participate in nagar kirtan
SAS NAGAR, Nov 10 — On the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, special arrangements were made by the Managing Committee of local gurdwaras under the banner of the local Gurdwara Talmel Committee to take out a procession in the town.

Many IT companies ready to set up facilities in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A number of multinational and Indian IT companies have expressed interest in setting up their facilities in Chandigarh.

Terrorism is self-generating
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Violence and killings in the world are increasing day by day, and it has become necessary to find a solution to the problem of terrorism. Professor Paul Wallace from USA, today presented a paper on” Lessons of political violence and international Terrorism at Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre, Chandigarh.

Mystery of monthly telephone bills solved
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Telephone subscribers connected to the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) exchanges are confused and surprised as they have received bills for a monthly billing cycle, instead of the usual bimonthly billing cycle.

Resident accused of posing as SP
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A city resident was today accused of getting his car repaired after posing as Superintendent of Police. Denying the allegations, the resident, however, claimed he was being implicated by certain shopkeepers of Sector 21 following dispute over money.

Probe demanded into land dispute
KHARAR, Nov 10 — Mr Ranbir Singh Kala, President, and six other members of the local Municipal Council, have demanded that the Punjab Government should order a CBI inquiry into the land dispute at Khanpur village, which falls within the municipal limits of Kharar, so that a permanent settlement of the dispute could be found.

‘Need’ to educate public on legal aid
PANCHKULA, Nov 10 — The necessity of creating public awareness about the legal aid and the Legal Services Act, 1987, was emphasised on Legal Services Day observed in the district courts complex in Sector 1 here yesterday.

Jat expedition reaches city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The cycling leg of the Mahaveer Jat expedition arrived in city yesterday after pedalling their way from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. The team, led by Lieut S. Sanger, will be flagged off on its next leg to Ambala tomorrow.

Guru’s disciple shares the limelight
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A rare and beautiful model of Bhai Lallo’s, a disciple of Guru Nanak, residence and the forest adjoining to his village has been made by a city resident.

Dancer, actress, compere all in one
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Grace is inherent. At least that is what one gathers after meeting 26-year-old Odissi dancer, Leesa Mohanty of Chandigarh, who has achieved great fame at a young age. Her reputation is because of her unique style.


AC, stereo stolen from house
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — In a complaint to the police, a Sector 40 resident today alleged that an airconditioner and a stereo were stolen from his house.

Women allege harassment
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — In separate complaints before the police, two housewives have alleged that their husbands were demanding dowry. Taking up their complaints, the Chandigarh Police has registered two separate cases.

JTO arrested on graft charge
DERA BASSI, Nov 10 — The Punjab Vigilance Department today arrested a Junior Telecommunication Officer (JTO) employed in the local telephone exchange on the charges of taking a bribe.

Shopkeepers protest against drive
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 10 — In protest against the removal of the encroachments outside their shops and beating up of some rehri-wallahs by the enforcement wing of the civic body, irate shopkeepers today observed a half-day bandh, staged a dharna and raised slogans before the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat office here.

Allahabad Bank holds customers' meet
PANCHKULA, Nov 10 — Allahabad Bank organised a customers' meet on the occasion of the seventh opening anniversary of the Panchkula branch of the bank here today.

Rehriwalas seek pucca booths
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A delegation of the New Capital Rehri Workers Association, Bajwara Market, Sector 22, met the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, here today.

Market panel members want poll notified
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The elected members of the UT Market Committee have urged the Administration to notify the elections immediately so that they could work towards redressing the problems being faced by the farmers, commission agents and palledars, besides city residents visiting the grain market.


E-family centre inaugurated
PANCHKULA, Nov 10 — A western ‘after-school’ concept for children with stress on creative and sporty activities has come to Panchkula under ‘‘Kool Scool’’, a complete e-family centre, which was inaugurated in Sector - 5, here today.

Thematic show by school kids
SAS NAGAR, Nov 10 — Pupils of Class I and Class V of Yadavindra Public School presented a show here today, which was based on the thematic study concept.

‘Few students for research’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — To encourage students to choose teaching and research in science and technology as a career, a two-day CSIR Programme on Youth Leadership in Science was organised on the premises of the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here.

PU Supplementary exam results
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Panjab University today declared the results of various supplementary examinations conducted by it in September -October this year.

Yograj granted bail
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10—Test cricketer-turned-Punjabi film actor Yograj Singh, was today granted bail by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, in an alleged case of storing adulterated petrol in petrol station. The judge had issued a notice for November 10 on the bail application filed by Yograj Singh.


Depicting optimism in the grimmest of situations
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A long spell of stifled breath, a constant self conflict....and final redemption. The idea at play in the Badal Sircar’s play Pagla Ghora which was staged by artists of the theatre group Abhimanch, was “optimism, in the grimmest of situations.”

Naushad to give away Rafi awards
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Yadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, will organise Rafi Memorial Nite on November 12 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.

Scrap as art theme
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Thrown away junk, including broken toys, empty toothpaste tubes, soap cases and broken electronic gadgets have found a place in the world of art under the able brush strokes of Panchal Hari Lal, an artist from Gujarat, who is holding a painting exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhavan here.

Arts council to stage 5 plays in Dec
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — About 101 literary works by the upcoming Punjabi artists will be released during the World Punjabi Conference to be held here from December 22 to 24. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the arrangement committee of the conference held at Punjab Kala Bhavan.

New buildings for 150 hospitals
KHARAR, Nov 10 — The Punjab Health System Corporation will construct new buildings of about 150 hospitals in the state to provide better health facilities to the people.

Stress on disease prevention laid
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The Lions Club Nightingale and the Lions Club Chandigarh jointly organised a seminar today to create awareness about chickenpox and hepatitis-B in association with Smithkline Beecham.

Nurses take Florence Nightingale pledge
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The Florence Nightingale pledge was administered to 11 probationer nurses of the School of Nursing at a solemn lamp lighting ceremony at Western Command Hospital here today.

Surgery conference begins
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The three day XXI annual conference of the Northern Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India, began at the PGI, here today. The conference, organised by the Department of Surgery, PGI was inaugurated by Prof S.K. Sharma, Director of the institute, in the evening.


City rower is India probable
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — Gurpreet Kaur, a Class XII commerce student of the Sector 20-D Government Model Senior Secondary School, is the only one selected from here for a camp for probables for the junior Indian rowing team.

Jain to continue as Chief Engineer
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — The UT Chief Engineer, Mr R.K. Jain, has been given an extension to continue in his present position till the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds the Departmental Promotion Committee meeting to select a new chief engineer.

Exploring the idea of SAS Nagar MC
SAS NAGAR, Nov 10 — In a significant development, which could have wide-ranging ramifications, the Administrator of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council is exploring the idea of constituting a municipal corporation out of the civic bodies of SAS Nagar, Kharar and Zirakpur.

SI placed under suspension
CHANDIGARH, Nov 10 — A Sub-Inspector of the Chandigarh police, accused of furnishing bail bonds of an alleged call girl, was today placed under suspension.

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