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Thakur opens PGI OPD Black flags waved at Thakur

The Union Health Minister, Mr C.P. Thakur, and the Director, PGI, Dr S.K. Sharma, take a round of the new OPD block inaugurated on the PGI campus in Chandigarh.

Youth Congress activists wave black flags on the arrival of Mr Thakur at Chandigarh Railway Station on Wednesday.

The Union Health Minister, Mr C.P. Thakur, and the Director, PGI, Dr S.K. Sharma, take a round of the new OPD block inaugurated on the PGI campus in Chandigarh. Youth Congress activists wave black flags on the arrival of Mr Thakur at Chandigarh Railway Station on Wednesday.
— Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan
Chandigarh , April 4
The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, today warned of serious repercussions if some urgent preventive steps were not taken against female foeticide which, he said, had assumed alarming proportions, particularly in Haryana and Punjab.

Chandigarh, April 4
In protest against the alleged role of the NDA government in the defence deals as exposed by, the Chandigarh Teriritoral Youth Congress showed black flags to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister C.P. Thakur at the railway station here today.



70 get notices for wasting water
Chandigarh, April 4
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to intensify its drive to nab all those persons in the city who are found wasting precious drinking water by using it to water plants and wash their driveways and vehicles, particularly in the morning hours. 

Differences among Cong councillors resolved
Chandigarh, April 4
The president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, in an informal meeting held today resolved the differences between the Congress councillors, particularly the ones with the Mayor which were also having a bearing on their functioning in the MC House.

PECTSA chief alleges harassment
Chandigarh, April 4
The president of the Panjab Engineering College Teachers Service Association (PECTSA), Prof R.K. Khitoliya, has complained against the officiating principal of the college, Prof R.S. Gupta, to the National Commission for SCs/STs, New Delhi, stating that , ”the present Principal is deliberately harassing and discriminating against me personally and through other faculty members. He is forcing me to resign from the post of PECTSA, president and threatened me of dire consequences of disciplinary action and impeachment.”

Abduction Bollywood style
Chandigarh, April 4
A busy city road. A Maruti van stops near a girl. In the next few seconds, the girl was bundled into in the van. It is not a scene from a typical Bollywood movie. It really did take place in the city today.

Man kills wife for dowry
Panchkula, April 4
The police has booked a person of Kakrali village for allegedly killing his wife for dowry and destroying evidence of the death. According to police sources, accused Tarsem Singh killed his wife Geeta for dowry and burnt her without informing her parents or the police.

Water in gas cylinder
OME LPG cylinders supplied to consumers contain some quantity of water and are exhausted before the expected time. One of such cylinders was supplied to me. On my complaint, the agency checked the cylinder and found that it contained 5 kg of water. They changed the cylinder and gave me credit for 5 kg of gas.



"Phoren" goods yet to hit market
Chandigarh, April 4
Post-WTO era holds a loud and clear message for Indian industry — improve or perish. Though there have been no immediate changes as expected in the market scenario and the war between tandoori chicken and its foreign counterpart still seems to be a few weeks away.

Youth Cong leader alleges police harassment
SAS Nagar, April 4
Mr Kuljit Singh Nagra, a former general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, has alleged the involvement of the Ropar police in the harassment of his family under pressure from Akali Dal leadership. 

Villagers sore over erratic power supply
SAS Nagar, April 4
Resentment is brewing among the residents of various villages adjoining the town due to unscheduled power-cuts by the Punjab State Electricity Board during the past few days. 

Seven injured in bus-truck collision
Dera Bassi, April 4
Seven persons were injured, four seriously, when a Haryana Roadways bus collided with a truck on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Janetpur village about 2 km from here today afternoon.

Baisakhi Fest from April 12
Chandigarh, April 4
A grand business exhibition and cultural extravaganza, "Baisakhi Fest-2001", will be organised at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 from April 12 to 15.

Awareness camp for rural women
Chandigarh, April 4
Women from rural background were inspired to join the adult education centres and benefit from the facility at the awareness generation camp organised for rural and poor women of Colony No 4 which concluded at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Ram Darbar Colony, Phase II here today.

Press Club function today
Chandigarh, April 4
Cultural evening with leading singers of the region will be the highlight of the installation ceremony of the new governing council of the Chandigarh Press Club, which will be organised tomorrow on the club premises at 7.30 p.m.



Quick buck draws youth to crime
Chandigarh, April 4
The rising crime graph in the city has exposed the phenomenon of increasing number of youth taking to crime for “living it up”. The figures available from the police show that a growing number of youth from well -to- do families are resorting not just to robberies, snatchings and break-ins, but also to murders, so as to earn a quick buck in order to fulfil their material desires.

Hit-and-run case: driver held
Chandigarh, April 4
The police has today arrested Sarabjit Singh, the driver of the car, that had hit a 70-year-old man on the evening of March 30 in Sector 44. The driver had later fled the spot with the victim on the pretext of taking him to a hospital only to abandon him.

  • Car thief held

  • Girl abducted

  • Forgery case


  • 3 gamblers held

  • One killed in mishap

SAS Nagar

  • Theft reported


Market committee income up
Chandigarh, April 4
Staff shortage notwithstanding, the income of the local Market Committee has shown an increase of over Rs 53.66 lakh during the last financial year. According to data available, the total income of the committee during the financial year 2000-2001 was to the tune of Rs 2.49 crore as compared to the income in the financial year 1999-2000, which was only Rs 1.85 crore.

Furniture for select few
Chandigarh, April 4
Exquisite pieces of hand-picked antique furniture, both original as well as replicas, went on display today at Kidar’s Gallery in Sector 7-C. The exhibition has been put together by two housewives.


Computer education for schools launched
Panchkula, April 4
The project of imparting computer education at the levels of high and senior secondary schools of Haryana was launched by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, at a function held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, here today.



HC sets aside PGI order
Chandigarh, April 4
Allowing a petition, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the orders issued by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research rejecting Dr Sumitra Dash’s request for joining duty as Additional Professor of Haematology.

Stay against 10 IAS promotees quashed
Chandigarh, April 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, today quashed the order of the local Central Administrative Tribunal Bench staying the appointment and posting to the IAS of 10 H.C.S. officers selected by the departmental selection committee of the UPSC on December 14.

  • Sand extraction case hearing

  • LAO told to pay Rs 10,000 as costs

  • No evidence of Bhadana’s hand: SP

Commission dismisses PUDA plea
Chandigarh, April 4
The UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has dismissed the appeal of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, filed against the order of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I.

Acquitted for lack of evidence
Chandigarh, April 4
Hari Om, a resident of Panipat, was acquitted by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, in a case under the Excise Act. The case against the accused was registered under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Act in December 1997.



K.L. Saigal’s songs for soul
Chandigarh, April 4
There are many recordings on the life of India’s music legend, Kundan Lal Saigal, which reflect the generous and humble man that he was. Several years after the legend departed for the heavenly abode, his music lingers on....and is played and replayed on the various gramophones, preserved by many households in the city.


TB control programme to be extended
Panchkula, April 4
The state Health Department would focus on eliminating tuberculosis and AIDS by educating the masses. This was stated by the state Health Minister, Mr M.L. Ranga, at a press conference, on the occasion of World Health Day observed by the department, here today.Top

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