Sunday, February 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Ten trucks to carry relief material today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The UT Red Cross will send 10 truckloads of relief material, including medicines, blankets, dry foods, contributed by the city residents, to Bhuj tomorrow.

Heal first, earn later, Bedi tells newly graduated nurses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Dr Kiran Bedi, Joint Commissioner (Training), exhorted the newly graduated and serving nurses to do the healer’s job, but with a smile. She was delivering the convocation address of the College of Nursing, PGI, at the Bhargava Auditorium here today.  Students of the Nursing College, PGI, share joyous moments with Dr Kiran Bedi, after their convocation ceremony in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Students of the Nursing College, PGI, share joyous moments with Dr Kiran Bedi, after their convocation ceremony in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Police reaches out to drug addicts
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Chandigarh police organised an interactive session with residents of Kumhar Colony and Janta Colony today as part of its drive to eradicate alcoholism and drug abuse among those who live here.



Multi-utility park to come up in Sector 68
SAS NAGAR, Feb 3 — There is a good news for residents of the town. An 18-acre multi-utility city park for the town has been approved by PUDA. 

Notice to Punwire Mobile
Titan plea for provisional liquidator
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Mr Justice J.S. Khehar issued notice to Punwire Mobile Communication Limited, Mohali, for February 22, 2001 on a petition moved by Titan Industries Limited, New Delhi, seeking appointment of the official liquidator as the provisional liquidator to take immediate charge of all the properties and assets of Punwire Mobile Communication during the pendency of the winding up proceedings pending against the company in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for February 22, 2001.

Kasoor — average film
asoor’ (KC) is rather an average film despite names like Mahesh Bhatt and Lisa Ray promoting pre-release attraction. Questions on “relations” in the modern society are not a new subject but there are still expectations related to the portrayal of behaviour, particularly difference related with the two sexes.



Canadians wed in gurdwara
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — It was a wedding of a different kind. While the 60-plus phoren bridegroom took the traditional four pheras around the Guru Granth Sahib, the bride, also phoren all decked up in a style of her own, insisted on her “veil” being lifted behind her.

Probe ordered into torture allegations
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Even as the police has ordered an inquiry into the allegations of police torture by a phariwala in Sec-22, the former MP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, has said that this was a slur on the Police Department.

Mike and Brenda, newly married Canadian couple, share sweets at the Sector 46 Gurdwara, where they got married according to Sikh rites.
Mike and Brenda, newly married Canadian couple, share sweets at the Sector 46 Gurdwara, where they got married according to Sikh rites. 
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Excise offices to remain open on Saturday
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Mr Inder Raj Soni, Commissioner Central Excise, today announced that all offices under the Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh, with jurisdiction over the manufacturing units situated in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Ropar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib will remain open on each Saturday till March 31.

Octroi men, shopkeepers clash
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 3 — Tension gripped the local market following a clash between shopkeepers and the octroi-collection staff here yesterday. The trouble began when the persons deployed at an octroi post asked a rehriwala to pay octroi.

Dog show today
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The 30th and 31st All-Breeds Championship Dog Show will be organised by the Chandigarh Kennel Club here tomorrow. Talking to newsmen, Maj Trilochan Singh, the Secretary-General of the Club, said that more than 300 entries had been received from all over the country for the show.

Army recruitment rally from Feb 12
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A recruitment rally will be held by the Punjab Regiment at Chandimandir cantonment from February 12, 2001. According to a statement here, recruitment is being held for Sikh (other than Mazhabi and Ramdasia) and Dogra candidates and for tradesmen.

Lashkara launches talent hunt
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — There is good news for upcoming actors and actresses as the Punjabi channel, Lashkara, has launched a talent hunt.

Record number of passports issued
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Regional Passport Office here issued a record number of over 13,000 passports in the month of January. Giving this information here today, the Regional Passport Officer, Mr Jagdish Chand, claimed that this had been achieved even though the office was short of staff. This was the highest figure for any month by the office so far, he said.



Home Guard hurt, one held
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A Punjab police driver, Ashok Kumar, was held after he reportedly hit a PCR ambulance driven by a Home Guard volunteer, Dalbir Singh, near Sector 39 yesterday. Dalbir Singh received injuries and had to be admitted to General Hospital here.



Students’ interest in science ‘waning’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Body is the biggest chemical factory covering a whole range of related complex events. This was said by Dr C.N.R Rao from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research and the Indian Institute of Science, in his talk on ‘a Celebration of Chemistry’ at the local DAV College here today. 

Yogananda scholarships
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The Yogada Satsang Society Dhyan Kendra , Sector 29, a branch of the Yogada Satsang Society of India, has constituted eight Paramhansa Yogananda scholarships for the post graduate students. A sum of Rs 250 per month will be given each month to the scholarship holders.

IT seminar held in school
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Lions club rose, Chandigarh, in collaboration with anwayz organised a seminar and it quiz at government model school sector 21, today students of senior classes attended the seminar. 

Annual function organised
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — St. Joseph’s High School, Sector 44, organised their annual function at LECMA theatre, Sector 47, which was presided over by the Chairman of the school, Mr R.S. Grewal.

Programme for trainers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — With a view to promoting the voice of women, the Panjab University Centre for Women’s Studies has launched a “capability-building programme for university and college teachers on human rights of women” here.

Sanskriti Year celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Bharat Vikas Parishad, Chandigarh (west), organised a function at the Government High School, Sector 40, as part of the Sanskriti Year celebrations marking the birthday of Subhash Chandra Bose.


Bail granted in criminal intimidation case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice S.K. Goel, today granted bail to a resident of Sangrur, Ravinder Singh, in a case of criminal intimidation. The accused had moved a bail plea under Section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Court casts doubt on Admn survey
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice J.L. Gupta and Mr Justice M.S. Gill, today, directed the Chandigarh Administration to verify the authenticity of a survey report submitted today in the court by an official of the Administration.



Art, craft and science exhibition
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — The St Anne’s Convent School today organised its annual art, craft and science exhibition which was inaugurated by Mr Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh Diocese.


City’s roller hockey prodigy
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — Go to Hansraj Skating Club any day, and you will find 11-year old Chandita Kamboj practicing roller hockey. A student of St. Stephan’s School, Chandita spends nearly six hours every day sharpening her skills and taking tips from her seniors and coach Balwinder Johal.Top

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