Saturday, March 3, 2001,
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Court stays vote-counting for Chandigarh Club
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — It was a day of anti-climax at the Chandigarh Club today. The new set of office-bearers, will have to wait for at least two months to know their fate because of a judicial intervention.

PM to open PGI OPD on March 6
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The much-delayed new OPD of the PGI is all set to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, on March 6. Confirming the news, sources at the PGI said that an intimation regarding this from the Prime Minister’s Office reached the institute in the evening here today.

Members of the Nek Chand Foundation, London, at the Rock Garden, along with its creator Nek Chand, on Friday.
Members of the Nek Chand Foundation, London, at the Rock Garden, along with its creator Nek Chand, on Friday.  
— A Tribune photograph
Foreigners pay tribute to the untaught genius
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — When distinguished British artists today hailed the legendary creation by Nek Chand as the largest folk art creation in the world, many hearts smiled with pride. 



HC reserves orders on Anandgarh issue
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday reserved orders on a bunch of petitions for quashing the notification for building Anandgarh, a new township, adjacent to Chandigarh.

Soni murder case
Illicit relations led to murder
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Illicit relations of Prem Lata, a Sector 32 resident who was clubbed to death on Monday last, with a medical practitioner, may be the cause of her murder, the local police have claimed while arresting Sukhdev Singh of Burail village. 

Harassment of attendants at PGI
PGI should adopt AIIMS pattern
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Scene One — a patient is being operated upon in the PGI. Anxious relatives wait outside the operation theatre in attention. They never know when the doors of the operation theatre will open, and some doctor, nurse or one of the paramedics would ask them to get bottles of intravenous fluid, sutures, surgery tape or a different-sized catheter etc from the nearby chemist shop.

Army, Air Force meet ends
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The annual joint Army — Air Force liaison conference held under the aegis of Western Command Headquarters in Chandimandir, near, here, concluded today.

Ved Parkash’s police remand extended
KHARAR, March 2 — Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar today extended the police remand of Ved Parkash, Executive Director of Punwire, till March 5th.


‘Perseverance goes into making the best gardens’
Spring Fest begins today
PANCHKULA, March 2 — Hardwork and constant personal supervision went into the making of the best gardens in the city, adjudged by the three-member team for the 15th Spring Fest which begins at 10:30 am tomorrow.

A Goan feast for jaded palates
PANCHKULA, March 2 — While the Goan cooks are raring to go, their kitchen neatly settled at the premises of Red Bishop, Sector 1, before the Panjim Party actually rocks guests, innovations and modifications in dishes have already begun.

Concession for SCO owners
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — In a resident-friendly decision, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided that coverage in the open back courtyard of SCOs in SAS Nagar may be compounded by charging a fee of Rs 500 per sq.ft.

Bodies of 3 Army men airlifted from Kargil
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The mortal remains of three soldiers who were killed in an avalanche while deployed along the Line of Control in the Kargil sector were airlifted here today.

Demand to increase gallantry awards allowances
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Members of the President’s Police Gallantry Awardees Association have demanded that the status of gallantry awards be placed above that of awards given for meritorious services, sports and other activities.

Pucca booth allotment disputed
SAS NAGAR, March 2 — People running their business from kiosks in Phase XI Rehri Market today alleged that allotment of pucca booths in the phase on February 22 by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) had been without any valid criteria. A number of people who had been in the market for the past 10 years have been outrightly ignored in the allotment, they said in a complaint to the PUDA’s Additional Chief Administrator (ACA), SAS Nagar.

3,200 listed as ‘shelterless’
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Over 3,200 “shelterless” persons were listed by the census staff during a special drive during the night intervening February 28 and March 1 here.

Pension revision date extended
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The last date for submitting applications for revision of pension and family pension by defence personnel has been extended to March 31.

Complaints against loud-speaker
KHARAR, March 2 — About two dozen students of nearby Nia Shehr village Badala in a complaint to the Subdivisional Magistrate, Kharar have demanded that action should be taken against those persons who were relaying religious discourses through high-pitched loud-speaker system from religious places in the village.


Abducted girl recovered
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — A Dadu Majra resident has accused Sanjay of the same colony of abducting her minor daughter on the afternoon of February 27. However, the girl was recovered after Sanjay was arrested.


400 GCG students awarded prizes
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — More than 380 students of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, were awarded prizes at the 44th annual prize distribution ceremony by the Home Secretary, UT, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral at the college here today.

Principals to be in charge of exam centres
SAS NAGAR, March 2 — The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to revert to its earlier practice of making school principals in charge of examination centres in their respective schools. This, say the board officials would help in conducting the examinations in a better way.

CSIO holds workshop
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — A four-week management programme on operation, maintenance and repair of analytical instruments for delegates from third world countries concluded at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here today.

DAV college’s gesture towards Gujarat
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Students of the DAV college, Sector 10 are contributing Rs 50 each for the victims of the earthquake in Gujarat.

Dev Samaj College gives 127 prizes to students
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — More than 127 students of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, received prizes from Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, Mayor, Chandigarh, at the annual prize distribution ceremony held in the college here today.


Defence plea overruled
CHANDIGARH, March 2The general court martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar today overruled the defence submission that it be allowed to examine the accused officer as a witness in support of its plea in bar.

Failure on part of court-marshal?
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The failure of a Summary General Court Martial to take on record, a vital evidence may have resulted in the dismissal of a junior commissioned officer, who was being tried for his alleged involvement in a petroleum scam unearthed at Leh.

HC questions UT Admn
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked counsel for Chandigarh Administration to show as to whether or not a budget allocation had been made for raising construction in government houses.

Taking photographs banned in District Courts
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Terming it as a security measure, photography has been banned in the District Courts Complex by order of the District and Sessions Judge. Boards stating the order “Photography is strictly prohibited in courts complex” was displayed at various entrance gates of the courts.

Notice issued to ASI
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Additional Session Judge, Mr S.K. Goel, today issued a notice to ASI Ram Rattan for March 5 on a revision petition filed by the Chandigarh Administration against the order of Mr Ashok Kumar, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, granting bail to the ASI.


High-risk patients screened at GMCH camp
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — As many as 270 high risk patients were screened for osteoporosis during the two-day detection camp organised by the GMCH, which concluded here today.

New posts created at PGI
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — During the academic committee meeting of the institute held under the chairmanship of Prof I.C. Pathak, former Director, PGI, here today, three posts of professors, 20 of assistant professors, 23 of senior residents and 33 of junior residents were created for the second phase of the Advanced Paediatric Centre.


A veteran champion
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The spirited Gobinder Singh Shah recently represented the Punjab State Veterans team in the National Veterans Badminton championship recently held at Pondicherry. Only two players were selected by Punjab Badminton Association for this meet. At 45, Gobinder has many titles to his credit, out of which some at the district level and only last year he, along with Anil Chohan, surprised international player Vinod Vatrana and his partner to bag the title.

A promising cricketer
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — Gaurav Gupta, a cricketer, who has returned from Dhaka after participating in the Gramiphone Asia cup Cricket (under-17) in which India had won the title. Gaurav informed that India was placed in pool A with Sri Lanka topping the same and India at number two while in pool B, Pakistan topped the pool with Bangladesh coming at number two.


Jain’s appointment deferred
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — After finding that the constitution of the departmental promotion committee to appoint a Chief Engineer of the Chandigarh Housing Board was incorrect on technical grounds, the appointment of Mr S.K. Jain as Chief Engineer has been deferred till a board meeting is held and the DPC reconstituted.

Administration to widen V3 roads
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The work of widening, strengthening and recarpeting some of the major V-3 roads and parking areas in the city will now be undertaken by the Chandigarh Administration on behalf of the Municipal Corporation as a one-time measure . A detailed proposal in this regard has been sent to the Chandigarh Administration and the matter would now be placed before the House for consideration and approval .

Unauthorised openings into green belt closed
CHANDIGARH, March 2 — The Municipal Corporation today carried out a drive in Sector 16 to close the doors opening unauthorisedly into the green belt and to remove encroachments.

MC budget passed
KHARAR, March 2 — The local Municipal Committee, in its meeting held here on Friday under the presidentship of Mr Ranbir Singh has passed its Rs 4.05 crore budget for the year 2001-2002.

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