Monday, February 12, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Mahesh wins Servo marathon, Rina, mother of 4-year-old, surprises all in half marathon
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — In the second Servo Chandigarh Marathon today, Rina Dass of West Bengal won the half marathon event and Mahesh Singh Faryal of Andhra Pradesh won the full marathon event. Mahesh finished the race in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 30 seconds and won Rs 1 lakh for his effort. Rina finished her race in 1 hour 16 minutes and 30 seconds to win the Rs 50,000 prize money.

Rina Dass, winner of the half marathon event, with her four-year-old son, Ratul, in Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

How to retain seat in PU hostel
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Sizeable portion of research activity marked under Master of Philosophy courses in Panjab University, stipulated for completion within a time period of one year, runs into two years and even more in few cases.



Social worker Vineet Khanna dead
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Noted social worker Vineet Khanna, who died at the PGI here this morning following brief illness, was cremated in the evening. Vineet Khanna, who had been bed-ridden for the past about 30 years following a road accident, leaves behind his wife, Ritika, and a minor daughter, Diksha.

Tree pruning commences again
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Tree pruning drive in the city has one again started following the UT Finance Secretary- cum-Secretary Environment, Mr Rakesh Singh, giving a green signal to undertake the drive in accordance with the recommendations submitted by a four-member committee in its report.

EXAMINATIONS are trying for students, but so are they for teachers who are condemned to evaluate half-backed, ignorant and often mischievous answers. The recently concluded end-semester examinations found one university professor giving zeroes to most of the 200 and odd answer-scripts in the subject of mathematics. Another did the same for answer scripts in history.
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Defacing public property with impunity
SAS NAGAR, Feb 11 — Proximity of the town to Chandigarh does not count in the minds of the local administration, at least when taking action against those defacing public property in the town. While the authorities in Chandigarh have booked several persons under the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, the local authorities, be it the local Municipal Corporation or the other department concerned, appear to be oblivious of a virtual free-for-all by advertisers to smudge signboards and sector-guide maps with posters and handbills.

‘Declare Punjabi as your mother tongue’
SAS NAGAR, Feb 11 — Members of various religious bodies organised a bicycle rally in the town today. The aim of the rally was to motivate Punjabis to declare Punjabi as their mother tongue in the census. The rally led by Mr Hardeep Singh, a member of the SGPC, began from the Phase XI gurdwara and finished at the Phase I gurdwara.

Jacob’s assurance on lal dora
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), said that the Chandigarh Administration will on humanitarian grounds take sympathetic view of the problems being faced by people residing beyond the lal dora limits.

21 poor couples tie nuptial knot
PANCHKULA, Feb 11 — As many as 21 poor couples tied the nuptial knot at a mass-marriage ceremony organised by the Lions Club, Chandigarh (Plaza), in the Aggarwal Bhavan, Sector 16, here today.

Couples at a mass-marriage ceremony held at Aggarwal Bhavan, Sector 16, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Vehicle thefts on the rise
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — In spite of the various drives launched by the police to check vehicle thefts by urging the residents to take certain measures, the number of reported thefts has been increasing.


Career-cum-IT fest ends
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — On the concluding day of the “Mrs and Prof Roshan Lal Verma Career-cum-IT fest, 2001” organised by the GGDSD College Students Council and the Computer Club, a seminar was held on “Applying UML in the unified process”.


Cultural show in aid of quake-hit
ZIRAKPUR, Feb 11 — An impressive cultural show was organised at the Silver City, a construction company, near here, today in the aid of the earthquake victims of Gujarat.

An evening of rhythm and melody
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — It was a delightful show. Today’s performance by Dr Suresh Gopal Shrikhande was laced with melody, and was all about a delectable blend of youth and maturity. Ever since the recital was announced by the Pracheen Kala Kendra authorities, it was being much awaited.

Parivar milan organised 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — As part of the “Sanskriti varsha” celebrations, the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a parivar milan at Fragrance Garden in Sector 36 here today.


‘Mycoplasmas related with arthritis, cardiac problems’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — The very fact that that they could be associated with auto- immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac and neurological diseases besides their reportedly close association with HIV and AIDS requires a closer look into these very elusive microorganisms —mycoplasmas. Scientists working on them , whether it is in relation to infections in humans, animals or plants, find these microscopic organisms, ‘‘ simply fascinating’’.

‘Haemophilia can be managed’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Nine-year-old Rakesh from Nalagarh; Gaurav, a student of Class VII from Patiala, Sanjay, 24-year-old youth from Sarkaghat, and 37-year-old Vijay Gupta, a shopkeeper from Patiala, share the same destiny and disease — haemophilia


Sabeeha, Balvinder shooting champs
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11 — Sabeeha Dhillon in senior women and Balvinder Singh in senior men emerged winners in the air rifle event in the Sunday shooting, organised by the Chandigarh Rifle Association here at Patiali ki ranges in Sector 25. In air pistol event for senior women, Priti Sharma secured first place, while Akhil Pahuja was first in the men’s section.


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