Wednesday, November 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Admn reshuffles 11 bureaucrats
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — In a long expected administrative reshuffle the Chandigarh Administration today re-allocated work to 10 of its PCS and HCS officers besides an IAS official. A PCS officer, Mr R.K. Kaushik, was repatriated to his parent cadre of Punjab. A fresh post of Additional Director, DPI (Colleges) has also been created.

‘Insult’ to Justice Pandian flayed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The Movement Against State Repression in a statement issued here today has strongly condemned the insult heaped on Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian by asking him to vacate a room in Kashmir House in Delhi by certain officials. Justice Pandian had headed the inquiry commission concerning the Brakpora firing on April 3.

Colourful programmes mark Children’s Day
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Colourful programmes marked Children’s Day celebrations in schools all over the city.

Abduction of minors on rise
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — It’s a fact most complainants residing in slums and colonies all over the city hate to acknowledge. In a number of cases, their little girls, playing with the neighbour’s young son, are not abducted. Dazzled by charming looks, they elope.

Stress level among IAF pilots low: study
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Stress level among aircrew is low. This situation could lead to a false sense of security and increase the probability of a mistake while flying. These inferences were made in a study, conducted under the aegis of the IAF’s Institute of Aviation Medicine.




Encroachment drive interrupted
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The drive launched by the anti-enforcement wing, UT, to remove encroachments from Sector 19-A today was interrupted when the son of a former Punjab minister opposed the removal of encroachments from his residence.

PU dithers on languages as compulsory subjects
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — More than two years after initiation of an action proposing introduction of Hindi, Sanskrit and all Indian languages as compulsory subjects at the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce, part III level, Panjab University still struggles to make a final decision.

PEC’s computational centre in eye of storm
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The Centre for Computational Engineering (CCE), Punjab Engineering College (PEC) is in the eye of a storm, for a simple reason, that it is doing rather well. The PEC teaching community is up in arms against the working of the CCE which according to them is “functioning completely autono-mously” while the centre’s coordinator states that it is just a case of “professional jealousy and heartburn.”

Civic body chief’s election today
SAS NAGAR, Nov 14 — Even as the local administration, today, reiterated that the election of the president of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council — scheduled for tomorrow — was not being postponed, some of the municipal councillors are keeping their fingers crossed. They apprehend that at the last moment a public notice could be put in the council office for the postponement of the election due to “certain reasons”.

Cinema employees beaten up
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — In a complaint before the police, the booking clerk of Sector 34 Piccadlly Cinema alleged that the movie hall employees were assaulted by 12 to 15 boys late in the evening yesterday while Mohabbatein was being screened.


Defacing walls with impunity
PANCHKULA, Nov 14 — In violation of norms, walls adjoining the main entrance to the District Secretariat are plastered with posters and advertisements. Several senior officers, including the Deputy Commissioner, use the entrance everyday.

Role of beat system stressed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Describing beat staff as the “most important link between the police and the public at the grassroots level”, the Assistant Superintendent of Chandigarh Police, Dr. Sagar Preet Hooda, said their conduct “has a significant bearing of police image in the eyes of public”.

‘S. Asia good area to study conflict’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The advance course on "Conflict resolution and peace for South Asia", jointly organised by the Institute for Development and Communication and Commonwealth Programme, Asia Centre, Chandigarh, and the Department of Conflict and Peace Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, concluded today.

Advice on voice modulation
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — One remembers him from the days when the television was just beginning to find its way into hearts of urban householders. At that time he used to host Krishi Darshan, the programmes designed by Doordarshan for educating Indian farmers. But this stint was over soon. What lasted for Mr Ved Prakash was an over 20-year long association with newscasting on the DD’s national network.

BSNL chief in city today


1 acquitted in forgery case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) today acquitted B.M. Sawhney, in a forgery case.

Misappropriation case: 3 booked
KHARAR, Nov 14 — The local police has registered a case against three directors of a firm of Badmajara, village near here under Sections 406 and 420, IPC, on the charges of misappropriation and removing machinery purchased by the company out of a loan of Rs 49.06 lakh sanctioned by the Punjab Financial Corporation (PFC).

800 booked under Property Act
KHARAR, Nov 14 — The local police has registered a case against about 800 residents of Behlolpur village as per the complaint made by PUDA under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act 1995 today.

Cash, jewellery stolen

Kesar may be chief of market panel
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Mr Kesar Singh and Mr Kuldeep Singh are likely to be the chairman and the vice-chairman of the UT Market Committee.


PU declares B.Ed, BA, BSc results
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The results of the supplementary examination in Bachelor of Education course in Panjab University will be declared here tomorrow, an official press release said here today.

Nada Sahib case adjourned till Jan 22
PANCHKULA, Nov 14 — The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, adjourned the case of Nada Sahib for January 22 after an application was moved by the SGPC for impleading them as a party in the case.

HC tells CBI to supply papers to Jain
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Mr Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to supply documents to the former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain who was arrested in a bribe case.

Servant decamps with cash
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Acting on the complaint of a Sector 15 resident alleging the theft of cash by a Nepalese servant, the Chandigarh police has registered a case.


Photographic prints impress Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt Gen JFR Jacob, (retd), today, visited the exhibition of photographs at the Punjab Kala Bhawan which showcases works of 30 photojournalists.

15-20 pc people have STDs: NACO study
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Adolescents need to be given information about reproductive health, sex and sexuality, though in a guarded and graded manner. This was stated by Dr A.S. Kundu from the ICMR, New Delhi, while presenting a paper on reproductive health awareness and sex behaviour of adolescents on the second day of the workshop on Reproductive health care and research —issues and perspectives here today.


Schools celebrate sports day 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Gian Jyoti Public School, SAS Nagar, celebrated its annual sports’ day to coincide with Children’s Day.

F&CC to take up parking sites’ auction tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will take up the issue of relocation of nurseries, auction of parking sites in some parts of Sector 17 for starting paid parking, use of Raen Basera building for running school for mentally challenged children and grant of vending licences to mobile freezers for sale of ice cream at its meeting on Friday.

New software for MC
CHANDIGARH, Nov 14 — Two software programmes relating to complaint monitoring and personal management information system, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for the Municipal Corporation, were demonstrated before senior officials yesterday.

CHB to build IT towers
Chandigarh, Nov 14 — The Chandigarh Administration has decided that the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), instead of CITCO will construct the proposed information technology (IT) towers in Sector 47-C and 47-D.

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