Saturday, January 6, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Matric, senior secondary exams from March 12
SAS NAGAR, Jan 5 — The Punjab School Education Board has decided to hold the forthcoming annual examination of the matric and senior secondary school-level examination ahead of the middle class examination. While the matric and senior secondary school examination will begin from March 12, the middle class exams will start on March 27.

You, too, can sing like Lata!
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Believe it or not, after a surgical procedure on your vocal chords called phonosurgery you, too, can sing like melody queen Lata Mangeshkar or speak with a deep baritone voice like Amitabh Bachchan.

Sun makes brief appearance but cold wave persists
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The day-time temperature rose by 1° celsius in the city today while the sun made an appearance around the afternoon making the day a little more bearable than the previous day.

City residents got to see the sun for the first time in two days as the sun played hide and seek over Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Madhya Marg may be declared rickshaw-free zone
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — For cutting down on accidents, the Chandigarh Police is reportedly planning to declare Madhya Marg a “rickshaw-free zone”. The police is also planning to impose a ban on the plying of “horse-carts, bullock-carts, and even rehris”, on the Madhya Marg.




Three bodies found
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — A highly decomposed body of a youth, believed to have been dumped after being murdered, was pulled out from a nullah about 500m from the road dividing Sectors 31 and 47 late in the evening today.

9 MC committees formed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 —The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goel, today constituted nine committees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and tried to sideline the majority BJP-SAD alliance.

PU panel to probe financial bungling
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Panjab University has constituted a high-powered committee to probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the university expenditure during the past few years, highly placed sources said here yesterday.

LCA prototype to have city-made instrument
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The second prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft will incorporate a vital instrument — the Head-up Display unit — which has been designed and developed in Chandigarh.



Window panes of bus broken
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Agitated youngsters, believed to be students, broke window panes of a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus after it reportedly failed to halt at the Sector 16 General Hospital stop for sufficient time in the morning today.

Karamchari union demand
SAS NAGAR, Jan 5 — The Punjab School Education (Non-teaching) Karamchari Union today reiterated its demand for withdrawal of a decision of the board authorities to allot 2.2 acres of land in the premises of head office here to the State Education Department. 

Club donates sewing machine to widow
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5— A sewing machine was donated to a needy widow by the Lions Club Rose at a function held in the city yesterday. The District Governor, Mr N.K Grover, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — In a major anti-encroachment drive, jointly led by the Administration and the Municipal Corporation here today, unauthorised structures on the school and dispensary land near the Palsora Colony were removed.

Plea on tenancy rights
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The Janata Rehri Market, Mani Majra, today urged the Chandigarh Administration to formulate a policy regarding the transfer of tenancy and property rights in favour of the ‘sub-letties’.


Assault case against cops
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — On the complaint of a Sector 46 sweets shop owner alleging assault by police constables, the Chandigarh Police has registered a case of rioting and criminal intimidation. Accusing constables Thakur Singh, Ravinder Singh, Surjit Singh and others of assaulting his brother, owner of Gobind Sweets Khushwant Singh alleged that the cops also threatened him.


Sodhi Ram gets breather
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Panjab University’s former Controller of Examinations, Sodhi Ram was today allowed to visit the university library to help a student working under him for his Ph.D thesis work. The orders were passed by an Additional District and Sessions Judge.

PEC Principal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The Chandigarh Administration has asked the Union Public Service Commission to send a date for conducting interviews to the post of Principal of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

UT lecturers Class III employees?
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — This might come as a surprise to most of you, but the fact is that all government college lecturers of the city are Class III employees of the Chandigarh Administration. And they have been “enjoying” this status eversince they have been in the profession. 


Order reserved in Mamta case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Mr Justice V M Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved his order on a petition filed by the Kurukshetra girl, Mamta, against Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police B.P. Tiwari alleging molestation and demanding a CBI probe into her complaint.

2 sent to judicial custody
PANCHKULA, Jan 5 — The Judicial Magistrate (first class), Ms Aradhna Sahani, today sentenced Bhagwan Sharma and Vinod Sharma, Bihari labourers, accused in stealing a saw, machine, in to judicial custody for 14 days.


Blood group shortage
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — According to a press release of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, there is extreme shortage of the blood group AB.

Frontal sinusitis problems discussed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Problems related to frontal sinusitis, including discharging ear and nose, were the focus of the Dr S.G. Joshi Memorial Oration presented by Prof W. Draf during the second day of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India at the PGI, here today.

PGI Professor gets national award
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — Dr Ashok Gupta, Associate Professor, ENT Department, PGI, received the prestigious AOI-Emerck National Award for his exemplary work on “histopathological changes during gentamycin-induced vestibular ablation in secondary endolymphatic hydrops’’ at the AOICON conference, here today.


Selection trials
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The Chandigarh Wushu Association will hold selection trials on January 7 at 2.30 p.m. for the selection of the UT team for participation in the 10th Senior National Wushu Championship to be held in Delhi from January 10 to 13.


Speed up inquiries: Vineeta Rai
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The outgoing UT Adviser, Ms Vineeta Rai, chairing her last senior officers conference today said that all departmental inquiries should be speeded up. The meeting was also informed that the budget, both plan and non-plan, was being spent at the right pace.

Panel’s plea to Admn on Super Bazar
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The local unit of the Janata Dal (United) and the Super Bazar Employees Joint Action Committee have appealed to the UT Administration to let them operate the ailing Super Bazar. Presently, liquidation proceedings are underway.

Govt decision hailed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 — The Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha has hailed the decision of the Union Cabinet to introduce the Delhi Apartment Act, 2000, on the provisions of the Model Apartment Legislation, which seeks to protect individual’s title to an apartment besides simplifying the procedures of transfer and registration of titles.Top

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