Monday, December 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Admn to implement Punjab Apartment Act
Freehold conversion of flats built by CHB
CHANDIGARH,Dec 17 — To enable the transfer of thousands of flats built by the Chandigarh Housing Board and the cooperative group housing societies from leasehold to a more convenient freehold basis, the Chandigarh Administration will be implementing the Punjab Apartment Act with suitable amendments incorporated from the Maharashtra Apartment Act applicable in Mumbai.

Postal services likely to improve from today
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — With the Chandigarh Administration invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act yesterday and the Punjab Government likely to follow suit, the postal services are expected improve further from tomorrow.

PU decision to affect SC, ST job quota
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — Panjab University’s stand on the implementation of reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates for posts in the teaching faculties hangs in balance as the issue has temporarily been put off with a top-level indication that no posts would be advertised in the next two to three months.

Mr. Joginder Singh (Former CBI Director)Joginder dons the mantle of actor
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — Known for his honesty and courage, former CBI Director, Joginder Singh is now playing a new role: He is acting in an hour-long telefilm ‘‘No Sir,’’ based on his life and achievements.

Consensus eludes BJP on Mayor’s post
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — With only five days left for the elections to the Mayor’s post, no consensus about the candidate has so far emerged.

Cop crushed to death
PANCHKULA, Dec 17 — A constable of the Haryana police, Brahm Dutt, was crushed to death by a truck while carrying out patrolling in Old Panchkula late last night. A case has been registered and his body sent to his village after post-mortem.

The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), tries his hand on the bat during the cricket match between a Patern-in-chief PCA XI and Army Commander XI at PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar.
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), tries his hand on the bat during the cricket match between a Patern-in-chief PCA XI and Army Commander XI at PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar on Sunday.  — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma



CGHS facilities likely for city
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 — Chandigarh figures in the Centre’s proposal for the extension of Central Government Health Scheme facilities in the remaining part of the Ninth Five Year Plan, said Mr A Raja, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Grant for poor students
PANCHKULA, Dec 17 — Patriotism reigned supreme at the annual function of the Shivalik Foundation, a charitable trust, with school students presenting songs in praise of their motherland, at Sector 16, here today.

5 injured in van mishap
ZIRAKPUR, Dec 17 — Five persons, including four members of a family, were injured in an accident when the van they were travelling in rammed into an electricity pole on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Chandigarh barrier, today.

THE demolition man of Chandigarh, Mr H.S. Sohal, an Indian Forest Service officer, bid adieu to the Chandigarh Administration last week leading to merriment among the encroachers in various rehri market booths in the city.



Pension anomaly in banks
n 1995, the nationalised banks replaced the Contributory Provident Fund scheme by a pension scheme. Retired employees, except those who retired before January 1, 1986, could opt for pension from November 1, 1993, provided they refunded the bank’s contribution to their provident fund alongwith interest.

'Rehabilitate original inhabitants'Members of the Pind Bachaoo Committee at a seminar at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sector 31, in Chandigarh.
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The basic structure of Chandigarh has been damaged by the Administrators on the behest of politicians, was the conclusion of the one-day seminar in the memory of Chandigarhians.

Members of the Pind Bachaoo Committee at a seminar at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sector 31, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Joshi memorial lecture organised
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Balraj Sahni Memorial Foundation organised the fourth N.K. Joshi Memorial Lecture on ‘‘The Impact of WTO on Indian Agriculture’’ at Gandhi Bhawan in Panjab University here today.

Pensioners demand better facilities
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Defence Services Civilian Pensioners Association has expressed concern over the ‘unfair’ attitude of the Central Government concerning the problems of the pensioners.

Badheri: no decision on fencing grain market yet
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Chandigarh Market Committee has clarified that it has not taken any decision so far regarding fencing the grain market with iron barriers.

Conversion of trade may be allowed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The conversion of trade in commercial establishments in the city is likely to be allowed, subject to payment of conversion charges, the Minister of Urban Development, Mr Jagmohan, has told the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, in a written reply.

Carols mark X-mas celebrations
PANCHKULA, Dec 17 — The melody of Christmas carols came alive at Little Flower Convent School in Sector 14, here this evening, at a function organised to mark the 2000th birthday of Jesus Christ.

Engineers resent inquiries
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Temporary Engineers Association and the PSE Class I association at an emergency meeting today took strong exception to the inquiries being conducted in a vindictive and partial way.


Accused in rape case arrested
DERA BASSI, Dec 17 — The police has arrested an accused who was wanted in connection with the rape of his woman neighbour near here.


Shemrock cultural programme
, Dec 17 — The Shemrock group of schools celebrated its annual day function in Sector 69 here today. A colourful cultural programme was organised.

St Soldier function
SAS NAGAR, Dec 17 — St Soldier International Convent School held Rhymes and Recitation Day here today. Pupils from pre-nursery to Class V took part in the competition. The school choir welcomed the guests.

Pracheen Kala Kendra annual convocation
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Pracheen Kala Kendra will hold its 28th annual convocation for the eastern region at Sri Sikshayatan College, Calcutta, on December 24. The convocation will have two sessions.

, Dec 17 — A fete-cum-exhibition was inaugurated at Ajit Karam Singh School, Sector 41, by Mr Gurmeet Chauhan, Superintendent Police, SAS Nagar here today.

Kids have brush with nature
, Dec 17 — City-bred children got an opportunity to interact with the nature in a fun filled atmosphere during the Christmas carnival organised by the Go Bananas Kids Club at the Hidden Valley, near Chandigarh here today.

Colourful fete at school
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — A fete was organised at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, here today. There was a lot of colourful mood in the fete as parents as well as students participated in it.

Tiny tots regale audience
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — School children stole the hearts of the spectators with their marvellous performance on the Annual Day function of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.


Young lawyers back demand for HC
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Young Lawyers Association today passed a resolution supporting the demand of the All-District Bar Association, Haryana, for a separate high court for the state.



Family fest at Bal Bhavan
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — People from different walks of life indulged in fun and frolic during the family fest at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today. The fest, which was open to all, was organised by Coca-Cola in collaboration with Channel Communication.

Karren Jasbir inaugurates disco


Setting up of dispensary may be delayed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The setting up of the CGHS dispensary here is likely to be further delayed pending the implementation of the staff inspection unit report, the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, said while addressing the annual convention of the coordination committee of the Central Government Pensioners Association on the occasion of the Pensioners Day here today.

CME programme on medical emergencies
CHANDI MANDIR, Dec 17 — A two-day continuing medical education programme on medical emergencies was held at Command Hospital here today where experts in various fields discussed current trends in life and limb saving surgeries and medical management.



Sahil leads city cricket team
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — Sahil Sharma, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, will lead the Chandigarh cricket team for the Vinoo Mankad School National Trophy to be held at Datia in Madhya Pradesh from December 18 to 23.

Ajeetesh is junior golf champion
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — Twelve-year-old Ajeetesh Sandhu of the Chandigarh Golf Club, and student of St. John’s High School, has won the recently concluded Eastern India Junior and Sub-Junior Golf Championships held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

Governor’s XI win by two wickets
SAS NAGAR, Dec 17 — The Punjab Governor's XI scored a two wicket win over the Western Army Commander's XI during a friendly 25-over match played here today.

Reez, Pulkit win prizes
CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — In an attempt to generate awareness about health and hygiene, breast feeding and immunisation, a baby show was organised by VLCC here today.Top

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