Wednesday, February 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



New UGC courses aim at self-employment

CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Specially designed courses for college students, with an objective of increasing self-employment avenues, will be introduced by Panjab University from the forthcoming session. A direction has come to the university from the University Grants Commission.

Ambulances or taxis?
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 —There is little to doubt that the three city hospitals, PGI, GMCH, Sector 32 and General Hospital, Sector 16, are well equipped for managing emergency cases. But in a majority of accident cases council time is lost in bringing the persons to the hospital. As far as fully-equipped ambulances with paramedical staff and other facilities are concerned, the city hospitals do not have much to offer.

Delhi cops pick up 2 youths from Mohali
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The Delhi Police is alleged to have picked up two youths from Sector 71 of SAS Nagar this morning in connection with a murder case of a visa agent in the capital. The police personnel reportedly fired two shots when the suspects allegedly tried to flee.

Mayor guilty of dissolving panels, says report 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, has been held guilty of dissolving the MC subcommittees at the special meeting of the House on January 29 without allowing division of votes on the issue. The subsequent adjournment of the meeting and the proceedings held by the Deputy Mayor on the floor of the House are also illegal. 


  Students without roll numbers to take practical exam later
SAS NAGAR, Feb 6 — There is still a ray of hope for the candidates of the matric and senior secondary school level examination of the Punjab School Education Board who could not sit in the practical tests which began on February 3. 

Madhan ‘got no chance’ to examine witnesses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The Commanding Officer of 603 ASC Battalion, who was responsible for recording the summary of evidence in the disciplinary case relating to Maj V.K. Madhan, today conceded that the accused officer had not been given an opportunity to examine witnesses in his defence during the SOE proceedings.


UT allotted six villages of Bhachau taluka
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Two teams sent by the Chandigarh Administration, today started the work of establishing schools, hospitals, public distribution provision shops and village offices in the pre-fabricated structures and tents donated by the residents of Chandigarh in the six villages of Taluka Bhachau in earthquake ravaged Gujarat.

Councillors deny misconduct
SAS NAGAR, Feb 6 — Two municipal councillors of the ruling group in the local municipal council, Mr Surjit Singh Grewal and Mr Bharat Bhushan Maini, have denied that they indulged in misconduct during a meeting of the civic body on November 23 last.

Traffic rules thrown to winds
PANCHKULA, Feb 6 — In violation of the directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the traffic regulation and pollution control case, residents of Panchkula, even police personnel can be seen zipping down the streets without wearing helmets.

Flouting rules with impunity: Two cops on a scooter without helmets even though it has been made compulsory by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.  
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Wheat price to be fixed soon
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The announcement of the minimum support price of wheat, which has become a million dollar question for farmers of Punjab and Haryana, is expected any time. The issue has become controversial after the Agriculture Prices Commission recommended a reduction in the MSP of wheat this year.

Mayor for building 2 marriage palaces
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal has in a note sent to the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P Singh suggested that two marriage palaces be constructed in the city for the benefit of the city residents. 

Army institute invites applications
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Applications for admission have been invited by the Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology. The institute, located in the Army Service Corps Centre and College, Bangalore, is commencing the sixth course from the first week of July.


Three booked for rioting
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The local police has registered a case on charges of rioting, violence and threat against a tenant of a shop and two others in Sector 35 after an inquiry was conducted by the senior police officers in the city.

  • Motor cycle stolen

  • Cash stolen

  • Drill machine stolen

  • Two injured

  • Liquor seized


42 city schools get prizes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — As many as 42 city schools received prizes at a function organsied in connection with the State Science Exhibition — 2000 at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, today. Prizes of the maths and science quiz competition held today was also distributed.

No equipment in school lab
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Science students of Government Model Senior Secondary School for Girls, Sector 18, are going without equipment in the chemistry laboratory. Many students contacted by Chandigarh Tribune said instruments in the laboratory were inadequate. 

IT seminar held at Sector 18 school 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — A seminar on career guidance in IT and a quiz was held in GMHS, Sector 18 Chandigarh, today. The seminar was organised by Lions Club Rose in collaboration with ANWAYZ.

Mushirul Hasan delivers lecture
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — There is need to situate family histories in the broad context of contemporary social and cultural lifescape. This is not an easy task because family records and private papers were destroyed by the police at the height of the Non-Cooperation Movement.


Forum directs RBI to pay compensation
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II, has directed the Reserve Bank of India, to pay compensation to a Lecturer belonging to Ludhiana.

6-month RI in food adulteration case
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today awarded a sentence of six-month rigorous imprisonment to a resident of Mani Majra, Mehta Ram, in a case under the Food Adulteration Act.

Police told to produce accused
KHARAR, Feb 6 — Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, here today ordered that Mr Bhupinder Pal Sood, who was taken into custody by the SAS Nagar police from Ludhiana yesterday, should be produced in his court immediately.

Petition seeking poll observer dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — An application seeking the appointment of an observer for supervising the conduct of elections to the posts of president and vice-president of Panchkula Zila Parishad tomorrow, was today dismissed as withdrawn by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.


Suman, Kanwaljit adjudged best
CHANDIGARH, Feb 6 — Suman Bala and Kanwaljit Singh were adjudged best athletes in the 41st Annual Athletic meet of the Panjab University held today at the university campus grounds. The meet was inaugurated by Mr V.K. Bansal, Dean, Students Welfare, while Mr P.S. Gill, Additional Director Sports, UT, gave away the prizes.


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