Sunday, February 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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Arrest of former Registrar stayed
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Directing the authorities against arresting former Controller of Examination-cum-Registrar of Panjab University S.P. Dhawan in a criminal intimidation case, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today clarified that the stay order earlier granted by the court “would not hinder the authorities in conducting an investigation into the matter”.

Raids on petrol stations, restaurants
PANCHKULA, Feb 24 — Six household gas cylinders being used for commercial purposes in restaurants were confiscated while one petrol station was found under-measuring diesel and petrol during a raid by the District Food and Supplies Department, last night.

Overpayment to FDO
Govt seeks VC’s clarification
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — The Punjab Government has asked the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University to clarify charges of overpayment of salary to the Finance Development Officer, Mr M.G. Sharma, at the earliest.

Qawwals weave web of music
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — It was perhaps the first time ever that the city beautiful was witnessing “qawwali” in its pure form. 



Qawwals Sarfraz Chisti and Chanchal Bharati perform at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10 on Saturday.
Qawwals Sarfraz Chisti and Chanchal Bharati perform at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10 on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Laws alone will not do: Justice Verma
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Thirteen-year-old dark and frail Beant Singh was barely visible in his dark blue kurta-pyjama as he held up the candle to light the lamp at the inaugural function on “Safeguarding childhood” at the PGI Auditorium here this morning. The camera flash bulbs made him visible but blinded him momentarily.


Manisha shines in patches
‘Grahan’ (Piccadilly and Suraj, Panchkula) is an exciting and gripping opener but it loses its hold and beauty in the second half. The making of the two-hour thriller has taken nearly four years. Even K. Sashilal Nair behind the director’s seat seems to flounder in consistency of characters and speed.


‘Evaluate cops on gender sensitivity’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 —A column evaluating “attitude towards women” should be introduced in ACRs ( Annual Confidential Reports) of police officers.

ICSSR developing info gateway
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is developing an information gateway to support systematic discovery of high quality information on the Internet and provide a link to resources that are accessible by the Internet. This gateway will be specially helpful to scholars, says Dr K.G. Tyagi, Director, National Social Sciences Documentation Centre (NASSDOC).

‘Sarasvati river can be revived’
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — If the palaeochannels of the ancient river Sarasvati are recharged, this lost river can be revived to its ancient glory. This was stated by Dr S. Kalyanraman, while delivering a lecture on the occasion of “Itihas Divas” at the Gandhi Smarak Bhawan here today.

Chandigarh Club poll
Campaigning picks up amid court cases
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — With barely a week left for the Chandigarh Club to go to the polls for the annual election of its president and other office-bearers, the Club is abuzz with hectic activity. The contestants, whose nominations stand approved following scrutiny have launched their election campaigns.

Show in aid of Gujarat victims
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Erol and Edwin Rodrigues of the Rodrigues group will perform at a pop show being organised by the Kerala Catholic Association at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, tomorrow evening in aid of the Gujarat earthquake victims.

Project aims at accident-free zone
SAS NAGAR, Feb 24 — Under a pilot project aimed at creating traffic awareness, the SAS Nagar Rotary Club is making a four-kilometre stretch of a main road passing through the town as an accident-free zone.

Jacob visits schools, Sector 16 hospital
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today paid surprise visits to Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 35-D, and General Hospital, Sector 16.


2 booked for depositing fake bank drafts
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — The police has booked two agents of Amway India Enterprise for depositing fake bank drafts worth Rs 84,000 to the firm. The accused, Bhajan Singh, a resident of Indira Colony here and Subhash Chander, a resident of Yamuna Nagar, have been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC.

  • One arrested

  • Held for theft

  • One booked

  • Two injured

Furniture market union submits memo
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — A delegation of the Nehru Shastri Furniture Market Union, led by president of Sector 17 Traders Association, Mr Kamaljit Singh Panchi, today met the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, and gave him a memorandum of their demands.

Interactive session with industrialists
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — An open interactive session with the representatives of the industry was the highlight of the Central Excise Day celebrations by the Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh-1, here today.


Depicting clarity and purity of raagas
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Yet another delightful performance marked the ongoing golden jubilee celebrations of the baithak programme organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra in the city. To lend greater significance to the evening, the Kendra had invited none other than the great sitar maestro, Ustaad Sayeed Khan, who delighted the audience with his superb control over the instrument and set the mood of evening melody. His versatility is incomparable.

Heart disorder in kids: non-surgical option available
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — For the newly born babies suffering from congenital heart disorders there is a non-surgical option of cure as well. Speaking about the management of children with obstructions and hole in the heart, here today, Dr Anita Saxena from the Department of Cardiology, The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, said that in certain selected cases, instead of the normal conventional surgery, a catheter is passed through the vein in the groin.

12 city doctors to be felicitated
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — During its VII annual function to be held in the city tomorrow, the Chandigarh Clinical Laboratories (CCL) will felicitate 12 senior doctors in recognition and appreciation of valuable services rendered to the city .


GCG-42, SC-46 lift titles
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Government College for Girls, Sector 42, and Sports Complex, Sector 46, clinched the women and men titles, respectively, in the Senior Chandigarh State Basketball tournament which concluded this evening at Sports Complex, Sector 7. Both the winners upset the defending champions.

  • College meet

  • Football tourney

Australian bodybuilder in Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 — Mr Australia 1998, Ray Walton, was in a private fitness centre here today. He had stopped here on way to Patiala where he was to attend the marriage ceremony of one of his trainees, Gurvinder Singh Bassi, an NRI who lives in Perth (Australia).

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