Thursday, May 10, 2001,
 Chandigarh, India


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No exit if emergency ward is on fire
Fire-safety equipment, too, non-functional
Chandigarh, May 9
Those visiting the Sector 16 General Hospital are advised to enter the emergency ward at the basement there with caution, even though the danger is not apparent at the first glance.

UT finalises transfer policy for govt teachers
Chandigarh, May 9
A transfer policy for teachers in government schools has been finalised by the Chandigarh Administration. The Education Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, has issued orders which will enable transfer of teachers after a gap of two years.

Students in dark about revised fee structure
Chandigarh, May 9
Revision in the fee structure of Panjab University has caused inconvenience to scores of students who have to return to the fee counters after being told by the branches concerned in the Administrative office of the university about the revised fee rates.


  Terms of reference for MCC’s financial review inadequate: Bansal
Chandigarh, May 9
The terms of reference sent recently by the Chandigarh Administration to the Second Delhi Finance Commission to review the financial position of the Municipal Corporation,Chandigarh(MCC), are inadequate and will not meet the ever increasing needs of the MCC, says the local member parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal.

PGI gets SPECT Gamma Camera
Chandigarh , May 9
With commissioning of Rs 2.2 crore ‘‘ Dual Head E Cam Gamma Camera" in the Nuclear Medicine Department yesterday, the PGI became the second health institute in India, after AIIMS, New Delhi, to get this state-the-art machine for functional imaging. The PGI Director, Professor S.K. Sharma, inaugurated the SPECT gamma camera which provides a three dimensional computer constructed images of multiple views of the organs being imaged.

PGI doctors perform a scan after the inauguration of ‘SPECT Gamma Camera’ at the Nuclear Medicine Department at the institution in Chandigarh on Wednesday.s

PGI doctors perform a scan after the inauguration of ‘SPECT Gamma Camera’ at the Nuclear Medicine Department at the institution in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ordnance performance poor: report
Chandigarh, May 9
Ordnance services have been unable to achieve the goal of attaining high levels of user satisfaction due to the persistent unavailability of stores and perennial delays in meeting the demands of the Army. Unavailability of stores is in the range of 12 to 40 per cent, while delays range between one month to four years.

New adult literacy aid
SAS Nagar, May 9
In a step which could boost the adult literacy programme in the country, the SAS Nagar-based Centre for Electronic Design and Technology of India has developed a low-cost audio-visual teaching aid.

Proposal yet to be discussed by BJP
Work permits for Bangladesh migrants
Chandigarh, May 9
Though the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, has announced a proposal to issue work permits to “illegal” Bangladeshi migrants, his party has not formally or informally discussed this matter yet.



Khyali SaharanLaughing his way to the silver screen
Chandigarh, May 9
Making people laugh is a passion for him. This 25-year-old comedian from Sri Ganganagar wants to create a place for himself in the world of comedy . He is Khyali Saharan, who has recently signed a couple of Hindi movies including “Meetha Meetha Ishq Piya Ka”, “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” and “Sapera.” “Comedy comes naturally to me”, said Khyali, talking to The Tribune at his residence in Sector 34-C. “I can pick up anything from a situation and instantly present it in the form of comedy.

PUDA kept us in dark about land compensation: villagers
SAS Nagar, May 9
The land owners of Mauli Baidwan village, who have got stay on dispossession of their land from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today charged the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA)for keeping the villagers in dark about the land compensation being offered to them.

Villagers of Mauli Baidwan hold a meeting to discuss their future course of action on Wednesday. The land of the village is being acquired for expansion of SAS Nagar.
Villagers of Mauli Baidwan hold a meeting to discuss their future course of action on Wednesday. The land of the village is being acquired for expansion of SAS Nagar. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Meeting on rehabilitation inconclusive
SAS Nagar, May 9
A meeting called by the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, to negotiate terms and conditions with the inhabitants of Madanpura village under a rehabilitation package for the village ended without any headway here yesterday.

‘People’s participation must for forest management’
Chandigarh, May 9
Industrial Revolution and the increase in population are the biggest factors in disturbing the balance between the man and nature, said Prof P.K.Khosla, a former Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Agricultural University, while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day national workshop on “Community participation in the programme of micro-watershed, joint forest management and management of other natural resources,” in Panjab University here yesterday.

Sensibly protected, a lady drives through the infernal heat on a Chandigarh road on Wednesday.
Sensibly protected, a lady drives through the infernal heat on a Chandigarh road on Wednesday. — Photo Karam Singh

Human rights activist ends fast
Panchkula, May 9
The 30-hour fast by a member of the All-India Human Rights Watch outside the district secretariat ended here today with the local MLA, Mr Chander Mohan, offering juice to him this morning.

Rickshaw-pullers’ meeting
Chandigarh, May 9
A joint meeting of various unions and associations of rickshaw-pullers was held here today. The members condemned the decision of the UT administration regarding one person being given licence for two rickshaws only.

Bhatnagar’s new counsel withdraws
Chandigarh, May 9
The new defence counsel engaged by Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar, who is being tried by a general court martial for alleged dereliction of duty, has withdrawn from the trial.
The defence counsel, Mr A.K. Rampal, had sought two weeks time for studying the case, but the court gave him only four days. He maintained that he could not prepare his case in just four days.

Three former CTYC chiefs back Dhawan
Chandigarh, May 9
Three former Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress(CTYC) Presidents today supported the policies of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch floated by Mr Harmohan Dhawan.

Jhuggis gutted in Palsora village
Chandigarh, May 9
Two jhuggis were gutted in a fire which broke out in Palsora village Colony No. 2 at 4 p.m. today. Household belongings of jhuggi-dwellers Ram ban ( jhuggi no. 4911) and Rupan Sharma ( jhuggi no: 1055) were destroyed.

‘Checking thefts top priority’
Panchkula, May 9
Declaring that the immediate concern of the police would be to bring rising thefts in the city under control, the Superintendent of Police, Mr Manoj Yadav, said that traffic violations were also an area of concern.

World War II veteran dead
Chandigarh, May 9
A veteran of World War II and the 1948 Kashmir operations, Brig Sukhdev Singh, died at Patiala today at the age of 90. He had the distinction of being decorated with the Military Cross and the Vir Chakra.

Scribe bereaved
Chandigarh, May 9
Mr Ravi Sharma of Kumar Stationers, Sector 7, Panchkula, cousin of Mr Sunil Bhardwaj, Chief Sub Editor, The Tribune, died of a massive heart attack on May 3. He was 45.

Have plenty of plants at your home

ENG Shui gives a lot of importance to plants represent growth and they also absorb negativity. Plants are growing things, so they subtly move the energy around your rooms. According to Feng Shui, healthy plants in a house represent a healthy home.


Cash, jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, May 9
Gold, silver jewellery and cash worth thousands of rupees was stolen from a house in Mauli Jagran yesterday. The thieves apparently entered the house from the backdoor when the family was away.

Cash stolen from dickey
Chandigarh, May 9
After a person had just withdrawn Rs 80,000 from a bank, the money was stolen from the dickey of a motor cycle at the parking lot of the Sector 20 market here today.

One held in kidnapping case
Panchkula, May 9
The Panchkula police has arrested the accused in the kidnapping case boy and has rescued the victim from his custody. The accused reportedly was a colleague of the victim’s father. According to the police the accused Ranjit Ram was arrested from Burkeye village in Garwa district in Jharkhand by a police party headed by Sub-Inspector Avtar Singh. The victim Raman was also traced from the village.


CBSE PMT roll numbers despatched
Chandigarh, May 9
The admit cards for all-India pre-medical/pre-dental entrance examination, 2001, which is being held on May 13, have been despatched to all the candidates, informed the Controller of Examination, Central Board of Secondary Education, Mr Pavnesh Kumar.

BA-I compartment results
Chandigarh, May 9
The Panjab University will declare the result of English compulsory BA - I (Compartment) examination held in April 2001 tomorrow.

KVS update from today
Chandigarh, May 9
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will organise an in-service course for primary teachers at the Sector 29 Kendriya Vidyalaya from tomorrow.


AG directed to file appeal
Chandigarh, May 9
In the Sirsa hooch tragedy case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Haryana’s Advocate-General to file an appeal against the acquittal of eight accused by the trial court.

15-year RI for Nigerian
Chandigarh, May 9
Cyril Archibong, a resident of Nigeria, was sentenced to 15-year rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1 lakh by the UT Additional Sessions Judge in a case under the NDPS Act.

Cancellation of meat tender challenged
Chandigarh, May 9
The cancellation of tender for supply of buffalo meat to the Chhatbir Zoo was challenged yesterday in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The tender was reportedly allotted to the petitioner, Mr Mohammad Asif Naushad, on March 30, 2001. It was later cancelled vide letter dated April 24, 2001 by the respondent.



New therapy for uterine fibroids treatment
Chandigarh , May 9
The PGI Radiology Department has become the first health institution in this part of the country to start a new therapy for the treatment of uterine fibroids — a commonly occurring tumour in the female reproductive tract.

Dr Sumitra Dash is back in PGI
Chandigarh, May 9
Dr Sumitra Dash, Additional Professor of Haematology, PGI, who joined duty yesterday after a gap of several years and at the end of a legal battle, says that she finds her return to the institute like homecoming.


STC puts athletes on new track
Chandigarh, May 9
The athletics track that has recently been laid at the Sector 18 Sports Training Centre for Girls of the Sports Authority of India is good news for trainees.
At this centre, 60 girls get training in athletics, basketball, volleyball and hockey.


120 challans issued to rehriwalas
Chandigarh, May 9
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today issued 120 challans to rehri-phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching upon public corridors and MC land in Mani Majra, Sectors 4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, 35, 37, 43 and 48.

DC’s directive on action plan
Panchkula, May 9
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, directed officers to prepare an action plan for new development works to be carried out in the district and for the completion of on-going works, here yesterday. She was presiding over the first meeting of officers and elected representatives of panchayats, panchayat samitis, members of the Zila Parishad and those of the Municipal Corporation.

Jain case: MHA asks Admn for files
Chandigarh May 9
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the Chandigarh Administration to send files relating to cases of alleged corruption filed against as controversial former UT Home Secretary, Mr N.K. Jain.

A clarification
The Municipal Corporation has decided to pay salaries to its employees through the Syndicate Bank also. Besides payment of salaries, the bank will lend personal loans under various schemes.


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