Wednesday, March 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Update on surgical pathology
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 13
The Department of Histopathology of the PGI is organising the sixth International CME and update in surgical pathology from March 15-17, 2001. The programme is being supported by various national organisations like the Medical Council of India, Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Council of Medical Research. Over 400 delegates from all over the country are expected to attend the conference.

According to Prof A.K. Banerjee, Programme Director and Convenor selected experts will cover topics including cancers of the breast, brain, bone, lymph nodes, salivary glands, skin, stomach and soft tissues, besides the recent advances in histopathological and cytological diagnosis. 

Indian dentist is IBC DDG
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, March 13
Dr Birinder Sachdeva, a specialist in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, has been appointed Deputy Director-General of the International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England.

Each Deputy Director-General is selected to represent his or her region of the world.

Dr Sachdeva, who has earlier won several fellowships and awards, is the president of the Indian Society of Dental Aesthetics and member of the American Dental Association and of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also fellow of the International College of Dentists (USA) and of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (USA). He has undergone advanced training in cosmetic dentistry in several countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the USA.

Dr Sachdeva, will have the right to organise divisional conferences, seminars, meetings, etc subject to the approval of the IBC.Back


Awareness mela for consumers from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 13
The Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, is going to celebrate the World Consumers Day by organising an awareness mela from March 14 to 18 in Nehru Park, Sector 22, Chandigarh.

Mr R.K. Kaplash, Chairman of the forum, informed that the forum is a voluntary consumer organisation. While giving details of the celebrations he said that the main aim of the function would be to educate the consumers about their rights as enshrined in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and amendments thereto to bring awareness among them about the malpractices adopted by some unscrupulous traders and how to get speedy redressal of the complaints. In addition, full literature on citizen charter will be displayed and distributed free of cost to all the visitors.

The Chairman added that in the five-day function a Khula Manch will be organised in order to bring the complainants face-to-face with the concerned authorities to have interaction and solution to their problems especially in the Departments of Food and Supplies, Telecommunications, Public health, Sanitation, Environment and LPG and Weight and Measures.


MC panel to take up Mani Majra development works
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 13
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, scheduled to meet tomorrow, will take up in its agenda development works in Mani Majra and nearby areas. These areas fall in the wards of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal and Senior Deputy mayor, Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala. Interestingly, more than half of the items on the agenda this time pertain to the strengthening and recarpeting of various outer and inner roads of Mani Majra and other works.

Other items on the agenda pertain to the transfer of major V-3 roads and parking areas in the city to the Chandigarh Administration for recarpeting as a one-time measure; long-pending issue of granting permission and fixing annual charges for using open spaces adjoining hotels for various functions; permission to re-auction booths in Sectors 22 and 17 subway on rental basis and reduction in the number of occasions for collecting removal charges on the eve of festivals. The recarpeting of left out V-6 roads and widening of road from causeway to railway station in Industrial Area, Phase-I, also figures on the agenda.

According to sources, the works pertaining to Mani Majra include permission to install a new tubewell in Labour Colony, Mauli Jagran, Phase-III, at an estimated cost of Rs 18.87 lakh; strengthening of Raen Basera causeway road in Mani Majra at an estimated cost of 11 lakh; Chandigarh-Kalka link road to Mauli Jagran ( Rs 16.50 lakh) and another road from Samadhi Gate to Dera Sahib (Rs 6 lakh).

The committee is also likely to approve the transfer of 12 V-3 roads and few parking areas to the Chandigarh Administration for strengthening and recarpeting as a one-time measure, though the same will be finally transferred only after the approval of the House. This is being done in view of the limited resources of the MC to do so and the same will be handed back to MC once the work is completed.

The agenda also includes approval of rough cost estimates for strengthening the roads of main bazaar, Mani Majra (Rs 15.27 lakh); Mansa Devi road from Mani Majra to UT boundary wall ( Rs 21.25 lakh); recarpeting of internal roads of Shanti Nagar ( Rs 6.50 lakh); the old Ropar road (Rs 17.94 lakh) and the road from railway chowk to police station, Mani Majra (17.39 lakh) and the internal roads of Pipliwala town (Rs 7.50 lakh). Besides this, permission will be taken for recarpeting the left out V-6 roads falling under the jurisdiction limit of MC in Sectors 3,4,5,7,19,22, 23,27, 29, 30, 34, 35 and 36.

The issue of re-auction of four subway shops in Sector 22, three of which were cancelled and one which was surrendered, will also be taken up. The committee will also discuss the issue of granting permission for collection of removal charges on select festivals and for shorter periods. The item pertaining to holding functions in parking areas/concrete areas and other undeveloped green belts will also be discussed. It is proposed that Rs 100 per pole be charged as damages charges in addition to the existing charges from those using these places for holding functions in parking areas in front of the market and other such areas. The members will also take up the issue of restricting the permission to use open spaces by the residents subject to the approval of the area councillor to check its misuse.

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