Sunday, December 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Stolen child back in mother’s lap
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — In less than 24 hours of being lifted from the Sector 16 General Hospital allegedly by a Mansa district resident for pleasing her childless second husband, the day-old boy was in his mother’s arms again this afternoon.Back in mother’s arms: The day-old baby boy, lifted from Sector 16 General Hospital on Friday, was restored to his mother Rani on Saturday.

Back in mother’s arms: The day-old baby boy, lifted from Sector 16 General Hospital on Friday, was restored to his mother Rani on Saturday. (Right) The two accused — Narinder Kaur and her sister Ginni. 
— A Tribune photograph

Rail mishap injured in city hospitals
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Some victims of the Fathegarh Sahib rail accident continued to be wheeled in the PGI and General Hospital, Sector 16, till late this evening. Most of the victims admitted in the two hospitals are from UP and Bihar.

Cheating case: probe ordered
SAS NAGAR, Dec 2 — The Senior Superintendent of Police, Ropar, has marked an inquiry into the registration of a case of cheating against a Chandigarh-based entrepreneur on the basis of a complaint lodged by a PCS officer, Miss Kiran Rosy, who is posted at Chandigarh. 



PU student arrested for theft
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Claiming to have solved two cases of theft in Hotel Mountview and one in Hotel Shivalikview after arresting Panjab University law student Navdeep Bedi, along with “young professional” Yuv Raj Sobati, the Chandigarh Police, today, alleged that goods worth Rs 4.25 lakh were recovered on the basis of their “disclosure statement”.

Tractors pull crowds 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — The most happening place in Chandigarh these days is Agro-Tech 2000. The place is abuzz with the city residents, the rich and not so rich farmers from nearby villages, exhibitors and the young students of the city who are working at the stalls to make a quick buck.

Gen Jacob for amending byelaws to help the handicapped
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — The Chandigarh Administration will soon amend building byelaws to remove structures that hinder the movement of handicapped persons, said the Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here today.

1 held with stolen tractor 
LALRU, Dec 2 — The police has arrested Ishwar Singh, a resident of Kalian Jukla, and recovered a stolen tractor from his possession.

Home Secy gets additional charge
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — In a reshuffle ordered today, Home Secretary Mr R.S. Gujral has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Medical Education and Research. It was earlier with the Finance Secretary Mr Rakesh Singh.


Plea to make SAS Nagar dist headquarters
SAS NAGAR, Dec 2 — The local ex-servicemen cell has urged the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to declare the town as the district headquarters. Citing the case of upcoming healthcare infrastructure and the efforts by the government to attract the information technology (IT) industry to the town, Lt Col S.S. Sohi (retd), general secretary of the cell said the population of the town had touched the 2 lakh mark.

Road mishaps up by 24 pc in Mohali
SAS NAGAR, Dec 2 — A special drive by the traffic police to enforce the traffic rules notwithstanding, the road accidents in this town are increasing. Records of the police say that there has been an over 24 per cent increase in the number of road accidents in the town in the past 11 months compared to the same period in the previous year.

Liaison cell prepares for Navy Day
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — The Indian Navy’s only organisation in this region functioning directly under Naval Headquarters — the Navy Liaison Cell — situated at No.3 Base Repair Depot here is observing Navy Day in a big way on December 4.

AIDS awareness on canvas
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — “Safe sex” was the theme of about 30 paintings put on display at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here on the occasion of World AIDS Day yesterday. The paintings were done by a city-based artist Sanjana Bhradwaj.

Land grab case: contradiction
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Bhai Kartar Singh, who claims to be the owner of 2 acres in Fatehgarh Sahib district, has claimed that a news item published in Chandigarh Tribune under the heading ‘‘Punjab CM’s kin grab land , say villagers’’ on November 30, was incorrect.

Gujarat, MP home to dinosaurs
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Believe it or not — 65 million years ago, India had one of the largest population of dinosaurs! Dr Ashu Khosla, a scientist at the Department of Geology, Panjab University, has bagged the Young Scientist Project for the second time from the Ministry of Science and Technology for his study on dinosaur skeletal material from Central India.

Crown to Priyanka: Jaspal Bhatti raises questions
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Jaspal Bhatti has demanded a CBI enquiry into the Miss World 2000 contest. “There is a high level of apprehension surrounding the consecutive crowning of Indian beauties as the Miss World,” stated Mr Bhatti in a press statement issued here today.


1 hospitalised with burn injuries
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — A Bihar resident was admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital with serious burn injuries, sustained after an empty chemical drum caught fire in the process of welding.

  • Fake rubber stamps

  • Bags stolen

  • Theft reported

  • Motor cycle stolen

  • One lakh stolen


PU syndicate to discuss new courses at GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Deliberations on inspection committees for specialised postgraduate courses in allied fields of medicine are likely to feature prominently in the Syndicate meeting of Panjab University later this month.

Babies day at school
PANCHKULA, Dec 2 — Babies in frills, frocks and ribbons, put their best foot forward as they vied with one another for the first position in the baby show organised by Satluj School (Junior wing) at the school premises in Sector 2, here today.

Riot of colours marks annual functions
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — A riot of colours coupled with the perfect synchronisation of the students pom poms mesmerised the parents and guests during the annual day-cum-founder’s day celebration of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B here today.

Children welcome migratory birds
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — At a function organised by the Children's Alliance for Protection of the Environment (CAPE), about 800 children from 12 schools of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, participated in the annual welcome to the migratory birds at Sukhna Lake here, today.

Festival of plays at YPS
S A S Nagar, Dec 2 — The I C S E Schools, Chandigarh region, presented a ‘festival of plays’ at Yadavindra Public School, Sector 51, here on Saturday.

Colourful fete at PU hostel
, Dec 2 — A colourful fete marked the revival of an annual event of girls’ hostels in Panjab University here today.

Disabled day contest results
PANCHKULA, Dec 2 — Over 100 children from 15 schools participated in a painting, create-a-caption, story writing and paintbrush contest on the computers held on the eve of World Disabled Day in Sector 5, here today, by a computer-cum-activity centre.

One sentenced for selling impure milk
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Surat Singh, a resident of Khudda Lahora, was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 1000 in a food adulteration case.

HUDA plea on Tibetan market upheld
PANCHKULA, Dec 2 — Upholding the plea of HUDA seeking removal of the Tibetan market of Sector 8, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Darshan Singh today, dismissed the application of the Tibetans who had sought a stay on the removal of the market, granted by a lower court.


Sports day at St John’s
CHANDIGARH, Dec 2 — Rubal Soni, of Class VI was adjudged the best athlete in under-12 section, on the basis of his performance in high jump and long jump, in the annual sports day and drill display of St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today. Vishal Jhatta, a Class IV student, excelled in cross country, 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump in under-12 section.

  • Badminton tourney

  • Basketball meet

Census duty staff yet to get paid
Chandigarh, Dec 2 — Even as census training is scheduled to start on December 5, about 2,000 UT employees who participated in the house listing process in April are yet to be paid their honorarium.


Plight of non-pensioners
have read with interest the letter “Who cares for pensioners” (The Tribune, Nov 16). I would like to bring to your notice the plight of non-pensioners also. Those who have retired from Panjab University are being treated with indifference and neglect by the authorities concerned. 


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