Monday, November 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



No PROs to polish UT, PGI image
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Two major wings of the government — the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation — along with the PGI, are at present functioning without regular Public Relations Officer (PROs).

Dalai Lama examined at PGI
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — The spiritual leader of the Tibetans, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, was examined at the PGI by the Head of the ENT Department, Prof S.B.S Mann, for a sore throat, cough and stuffiness of the nose, here today.
Tibetans seek blessings from the Dalai Lama in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Tibetans seek blessings from the Dalai Lama in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo by Pankaj Sharma

Resumption of commercial sites: HUDA draws flak
, Nov 12 — The resumption of commercial sites by the Haryana Urban Development Authority for the non-payment of dues came in for strong criticism by the Chamber of Panchkula Commercial Property Owners at a press conference, here today.

DAV student beaten up: 3 held
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Three persons accused of rioting and causing hurt to a student of DAV College, Sector 10, were arrested by the Chandigarh police, late in the evening yesterday. 



Naushad’s presence adds colour to Rafi award nite
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — It was one of those rare evenings which happen in a lifetime. With none less than the master of musical notes, Naushad Ali, himself present to grace the Rafi Memorial and Award Nite, today’s show could not have been anything less than superbly-enthralling.

Killers on the highway
N October 30, we were going by car from Chandigarh to Ambala at around 4 p.m. As we approached Lalru, a Haryana Roadways bus tried to overtake us even while we were going parallel to a tractor-trolley. It appeared that the driver of the bus thought that we were deliberately not allowing him to overtake us.

LAST week, in the high-voltage, “Kaun Banega Director- Principal of GMCH” drama, the Chandigarh Administration played “Amitabh Bachchan” and all the newspapers in the city, “ fastest finger first” with reporters trying to beep each other out with the latest


Langh wins municipal council’s byelection
SAS NAGAR, Nov 12 — The byelection to the reserved ward No. 17 of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council was held peacefully here today with Mr Manmohan Singh Langh being declared as winner. He defeated his rival, Mr Kulwant Singh Sabharwal, by a margin of over 900 votes.

Cong chief's poll peaceful
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — The polling for the post of Congress president went off peacefully at the Congress Bhavan in Sector 35 here today. All 28 delegates cast their votes in the presence of Mr Harikesh Bahadur, who was the Returning Officer.

Devi Complex needs divine intervention
PANCHKULA, Nov 12 — Muddy water, low water pressure, broken roads, non-functional street lights, blocked sewerage system and neglected parks have become a nightmare for the residents of Devi Complex in Sector 4 here for the past couple of years.

Involve women in society’s development
PANCHKULA, Nov 12 — Stressing the need of participation of women in the development of the society and the nation, a five-member research team educated villagers on the empowerment of women at Godam village during an interaction session, here yesterday.

Awards help to promote ideas, say winners
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12— "Awards mean recognition of our work. These help to promote our ideas and views to a large number of people and to expand our work. We can get more help from the government and other organisations".

Peaceful resolution of conflicts stressed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — "The solution that decrease the cost through settlement would be successful and instrument for the peaceful conflict resolution have to be selected in each specific context with a purpose to initiate a dialogue" said Proff Kjell Ake Nordquist from the Department of peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Cinema canteens told to display rates
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Nov 12 — The UT Weights and Measures Department has launched a drive to check the canteen contractors in cinema houses from fleecing cinegoers.

Day temperature dips in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Due to a heavy cloud cover, the day time temperature in the city and its surrounding areas dropped three degrees below normal and was recorded at 24.4°C.


Minor abducted from Kumhar Colony
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Mr Mangali Lal, a resident of Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, has alleged that Ram Ujaggar, resident of the same colony, abducted his minor daughter on Saturday.


A guiding light to students
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Surely a human angel to students aided by him under a special scholarship for higher studies, Dr Awtar Singh from the USA comes to the city tomorrow, meeting the faculty of his former institute, Punjab Engineering College, and of the Civil Engineering Department in particular.

Natyotsav 2000 on Nov 24
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Sambhang Theatre Group and Swami Ram Tirath Educational, Cultural and Homoeo Medical Society is holding its 10th Natyotsav-2000 (one act play and histrionics competition) on November 24.

Sixty teachers honoured
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — The Association of Private Educational Institution today honoured five of its members besides 60 teachers. They were presented with mementos and commendation certificates at a function held in the Multi Purpose Hall of Bal Bhavan, Sector 23.

Kids given tips on traffic rules
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, were imparted knowledge about the traffic rules in the Children’s Traffic Park at Sector 23. The parents of the children too were urged to obey traffic rules.

‘Non-teaching staff main pillar of varsity’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — 'Non-teaching employees constitute a very significant segment of the education system but they do not find their voice at important decision making fora', says a paper of non-teaching employees presented at the ongoing convention of "Millennium's first national convention of non-teaching employees" being organised by the Panjab University (non-teaching) Employees Federation and the Non-Teaching Employees Federation (Punjab and Chandigarh).

Census work to affect exams
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12—The examinations for the Matriculation and Senior Secondary classes conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education every year will be delayed this year due to the Census. According to highly placed sources in the CBSE the examinations will start from March 16, 2001 instead of March 1.


The Surma man rocks crowds
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Jazzy Bains, the man whose voice has rocked many a club across Canada and the UK, was in the city today. This new singer, who was earlier formally introduced by a music company on June 21 in Timber Trail Resorts, quite lives up to his name, Jazzy.

Tiny-tots present fancy dress show
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — A colourful function marked the annual day and prize distribution of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, which was organised here today. The function started with “Saraswati vandana” by a group of students of the school.


Early detection ‘helps in cancer treatment’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Causes for the common cancers in this part of the country, that of gall bladder, oesophagus and stomach may still be undetermined but the leading surgeons in the country, say that patients suffering from these pathological conditions should not lose hope as an early diagnosis can be helpful in treating most of them.

‘Endoscopy can tackle food pipe obstructions’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — The obstruction of the biliary ducts and food pipe or the inability to swallow, which is a very common disorder and is conventionally treated surgically, can now be managed endoscopically with relative advantages of non-surgical procedures.


Cricket tourney for disabled opens
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — The North Zone Cricket Tournament for mentally handicapped persons began here today with the inauguration by Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16. The three-day meet is being organised by the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children, Sector 32.


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