Monday, February 19, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Least invasive surgery coming up
Conference on gastroenterology
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — It will be possible to visualise future of gastroenterology, where capsule-sized endoscope with miniature surgical instruments controlled from outside the body, can carry out minimally invasive surgeries, say experts.



Running or flying: Pradeep Tewari captures horse power during a horse-cart race near Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Docs for judicious use of antibiotics
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — Senior doctors advocated judicious use of antibiotics during a seminar on management of infections — new techniques and new antibiotics, here today. Antibiotics are often misused, said Professor S.K.Sharma, Director of the PGI, while speaking on antibiotics in urology. 

MCM, PEC teams best in fashion show
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — Ms Kanchan of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, and Rahul of Punjab Engineering College were crowned Ms and Mr Pepsi Lifestlye at the inter-college fashion show organised on the concluding day of the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, fete here today. 




Prof Pathak to address college convocations
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University Prof K.N. Pathak is likely to address annual convocations in more affiliated colleges. Prof Pathak has visited GHG Khalsa College, Kamla Lotia SD College, and all colleges in Ludhiana, DM College, Moga and Dev Samaj College, Ferozepore.

An ill-equipped fire brigade
SAS NAGAR, Feb 18 — How self-sufficient is the local municipal council to handle a major blaze in the town? Reports indicate that its fire brigade is not only ill-equipped but also under-staffed and its area of operation extends over the entire Ropar district. 

Chandigarh Club poll: nominations filed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — Mr Amarjit Singh Sethi, a real state consultant, and Mr R.S. Sachdeva, a businessman, filed their nomination papers for the post of president of the Chandigarh Club which goes to poll on March 3.

I LOVE still lives in Panjab University’s English department. The fact became apparent when the knights in shining leather jackets sneaked past the men-in-khaki on St. Valentine’s day to rush towards the legendary department in their jaunty jalopies.


Inner wheel organises Dawn of New Era
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — A day long district conference ‘New Prabhat-Dawn of New Era’ was organised by Inner Wheel district 308 at Himachal Bhavan, Sector 28, today. Members of as many as 37 clubs from parts of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal spoke about the projects they have undertaken.


Kidnapping case registered
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — A girl is alleged to have been kidnapped from her hostel in Panjab University by a man with the intention of marrying her. According to an FIR registered under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC on the complaint of Mr Sanjeev Kumar, a brother of the girl, that she had been abducted by Inderjit Singh Bindra, a resident of Malerkotla.


Evening of composite culture
, Feb 18 — This city has a unique character — that of assimilation. It is this very character which lends significance to its other name — the city beautiful. So here where Garhwalis can participate in a cultural function hosted by Keralites, the vice versa is also possible, as happened today.


300 examined at IMA health mela
CHANDIGARH, Feb 18 — A multispecialty and total health care mela was organised by the local chapter of the Indian Medical Association with the cooperation of the DHS, Chandigarh, Department of Community Medicine, GMCH, Chandigarh and supported by Coca-Cola Kandhari Beverages at Kishangarh village, Chandigarh.


300 participate in rural sports
PANCHKULA, Feb 18 — The two-day district-level Panchayati Sports Tournament concluded at DAV Public School here today in which 300 sportspersons, including 45 women players, from four blocks of the district participated.

Kelvinator XI win


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