Sunday, February 18, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



City population may touch 10 lakh
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — The census operation, which is being undertaken after ten years will be significant, in more than many ways for it will bring out emerging trends about the City Beautiful. The census process, which commenced on February 9, will be completed by February 28, but the results of the same will be out only by March. Population of the city is estimated to have increased by 3 lakh since the last census.

Registration of new vehicles
Suvidha shulk facility planned for auto-dealers
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — To save residents from the hassle of queuing up for registration of new vehicles, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to start a system of collecting suvidha shulk (payment for facility) from automobile dealers to allow them out-of-turn permission to deposit papers and collect registration certificates for the vehicles they sell.

City to be partner in BBMB power projects?
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration will be meeting officials of the Union Power Ministry on Monday seeking partnership status for Chandigarh in the power being produced by the projects run by the Bhakra Beas Management Board.

‘Disaster handling plan’ needed
CHANDIGARH, February 17 — Priority should be accorded to handling of disasters as 60 per cent of the total country was in disaster prone zones. This was the consensus reached on the second and last day of the two-day conference-cum-workshop on preparation of District Disaster Management Plan.



Microelectronics seminar concludes
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — India is slated to be a strong IT force in the world but trained manpower in the field of very large scale integration (VLSI) design will become a liability unless there is a complete reorientation of our institutions involved in producing this manpower. This was stated by top professionals of the country in the field at Panjab University here today as part of the concluding panel discussion session of the Chandigarh Symposium on Microelectronics.

Seminar on right parenting
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — A seminar on Right Parenting for Upbringing and Growth of Children was organised by Vanita, a monthly magazine for women, here today. On this occasion, Dr Dwarka Prashad, a clinical psychologist, urged parents to spend more time with their children, as money alone was not enough for upbringing children. Dr G.K. Sethi, a child specialist, stressed the need for immunising children.

400 stray animals rounded up
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Nearly 400 stray animals have been rounded up during the special drive launched by the Medical Officer of Health, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, to catch them. Of these, 100 odd animals have already been taken back by their owners from the cattle ponds by paying the required fine. The MC has earned receipts worth Rs 70,000 by way of these fines.

ASP meets residents’ representatives
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — A meeting was held between the presidents and general secretaries of the Market Welfare Associations and Residents Welfare Associations of Sector 18, 19, 20 and 21 and the Police Department, here in Sector 18 today.

Red Cross despatches relief material for quake-hit
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — The Red Cross, UT Branch, Chandigarh, under directions of the Chandigarh Administration and generous contributions made by people of Chandigarh has organised to despatch sufficient quantities of relief to victims of Gujarat earthquake. 25,000 blankets, 15, 000 litres of mineral water, 303 tents, 60 semi-permanent shelters, ration, medicines have already been rushed.

Abandoned baby finds shelter
SAS NAGAR, Feb 17 — The police handed over an abandoned baby girl to the local Civil Hospital staff yesterday.

Civic body not good for town’ 
PANCHKULA, Feb 17 — The notification of the Haryana Government regarding the formation of the Municipal Council here was criticised at a meeting of the Citizens’ Welfare Association here today.

BSP to go it alone in next election
KHARAR, Feb 17 — The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest all 117 seats of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on its own in the next election. This was disclosed by Mr Maan Singh Manheda, State Secretary of BSP here yesterday.


Two houses burgled 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — During the last 24 hours, the local police received two theft complaints here. Both thefts took place while the complainants were out of station. According to police sources, Mr Nanhe Lal of Hallomajra village reported that his house was burgled and Rs 70,000 and some gold jewellery was stolen yesterday.

  • Held for eve-teasing

  • Defacement of property

  • Scooter, moped stolen

Bid to snatch chain 
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Two scooter-borne youths tried to snatch the gold chain of a Tribune employee’s wife near the Sector 46 C Gurdwara here late in the evening. She reportedly received minor injuries on her head and left arm.

Robbers take away car
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — A couple from Ramdarbar here were reportedly robbed by armed men near Babri police station area in Muzafarnagar this morning. The robbers reportedly also took away the car (CH-01-Y 9190) in which the couple was travelling.


4-day jewellery festival opens
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — The country’s first diamond boutique was introduced here during the inaugural ceremony of the four-day ‘swarn sambandh’, the jewellery festival, at the CII Exhibition Hall yesterday.


Home Science College fete begins
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — The annual fete of the Sector 10, Government Home Science College got off to a colourful start on the college campus here today. The festival expressions...Just say it!!! is being organised in collaboration with professional agencies and is a sponsored event. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramshekhar, inaugurated this two-day fete.

Students at the annual fete of Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Annual function of school
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Satluj Public School (junior wing), Sector 2, Panchkula, celebrated its silver-jubilee annual function today. Dr Surinder Singh Hara, noted agro-forestry scientist, was the chief guest and his wife, Ms Valerie Hara the guest of honour.

Bal Niketan celebrates annual day
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Bal Niketen Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-A, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual cultural-cum-prize-distribution function in the school campus today. The students of the school presented a variety of cultural programmes.

300 take part in painting contest
SAS NAGAR, Feb 17 — An open drawing and painting competition was organised by Sherwood Convent School on its premises here today. “About 300 students of different schools of the town and Chandigarh took part in the competition,” Ms Kusum Singla, Principal of the host school, said Mr N.S. Jolly, member of the Subject Committee of the Haryana School Education Board, was the chief guest.

Prize distribution function
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — The State Institute of Education, Sector 32, was host to the prize distribution function of the state-level children’s festival for nursery/primary class of Chandigarh here today. More than 1055 students participated in these competitions.


Prathibha enthrals audience
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Prathibha Prahlad, a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer, performed at the Bhaskar Rao auditorium at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, here today. The programme was organised by the Kendra in collaboration with the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Prathibha Prahlad, a renowned bharatnatyam dancer, performs in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune Photograph


Heartburn and dyspepsia — an overview
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Doctors say that after a heavy meal at a party, if you suffer a heartburn, ignore it. However, if you have been getting the feeling regularly, even when you have not eaten much, then it requires a visit to the doctor and an investigation.

Stress causes gastrointestinal disorders: experts
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17— The two-day Update CME Gastro —2001, started in the PGI, here today, with the aim to disseminate latest information about the gastrointestinal diseases and infections amongst general physicians, gastroenterologist and liver experts. The seminar has been organised by the Department of Superspeciality of Gastroenterology, PGI.

1,500 die of cancer in USA daily: Kochhar
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — “Cancer and Old Age” was the theme of the public awareness lecture organised by the Servants of the People Society in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (Chandigarh branch) at Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.


Manju Hooda best athlete
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Manju Hooda of BA Ist year was declared best athlete in the 33rd annual athletic meet of the local MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, here today.

Mahajan coach of Indian team
CHANDIGARH, Feb 17 — Mr Surinder Mahajan, a senior Sports Authority of India badminton coach posted at Panjab University, has been appointed coach of the seven-member Indian Junior badminton team comprising five boys and three girls to take part in two international tournaments in the Netherlands and Germany.


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