Monday, May 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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PU set to reorganise academic priorities
Chandigarh, May 20
The beleaguered education system, burdened with financial and administrative constraints, is scheduled to come up for discussion at the forthcoming Panjab University Senate meeting.

Problems galore for research scholars
Chandigarh, May 20
Hundreds of Panjab University researchers enrolled in PhD are waiting to be registered as research scholars.

Summer Scenario: Reflections of blossoming amaltas trees in accumulated rainwater present a picture postcard image in south Chandigarh on Sunday.

Summer Scenario: Reflections of blossoming amaltas trees in accumulated rainwater present a picture postcard image in south Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Karam Singh 



Still waiting for inquiry report
Payment to a PGI nurse not on rolls
Chandigarh, May 20
Even eight months after the PGI Vigilance Department started an inquiry into the salary payment amounting to several lakhs to an employee, who resigned from the hospital in 1994, the institute has failed to fix the responsibility of delinquent staff.

R. N. Chakravarty is dead
Chandigarh , May 20
The first head of the PGI Experimental Medicine Department, Prof R. N. Chakravarty, died in Bangalore yesterday. He was 76.

Police clueless on jeweller’s murderers 
SAS Nagar, May 20
It will be exactly one year tomorrow when a 39-year-old jeweller of Chandigarh was murdered at his Phase VII residence here. The victim’s family anxiously waits for news about the arrest of the suspects with the Ropar Police, which is still unable to trace the whereabouts of the assailants.

Safe city for children: not anymore
Chandigarh, May 20
Sita (not her real name), a 13-year-old girl, was allegedly abducted and raped by a 22-year-old resident of her village, Bir Ghaggar, on May 18. She was abducted while she was on her way to the school and taken to a nearby forest. There, the man took her nude photographs and raped her. The girl returned home yesterday and narrated the incident to her mother. The police has registered a case, but the accused has absconded.

Mi-8 copters being modified
Chandigarh, May 20
In a novel experiment stemming from the operational requirements of off-shore flying, the Indian Air Force is modifying some of its Mi-8 medium-lift helicopters to enable these to touch down on or take off from water.

The one-hour power cut imposed by the Chandigarh Administration in different Sectors at different times has affected the functioning of various offices and commercial establishments.

Good Samaritan
New Web site
Chennai, is it?
Clean-up act
PAN online

Shuffling game
Thefts in temples
SJOBA gesture
Bang on target
Monkey menace
Sharp-eyed cops


The road which isn’t
Poorly laid down tarmac, dotted with potholes of the size of craters, cracks and depressions, this is how one can describe the V-3 road dividing sectors 44 and 45 in the City Beautiful. The condition of the said road deteriorates further between sectors 44-C and 45-D, so much so, that a stretch of the road has almost vanished at the T-junction before it meets the outer Dakshin marg. Driving on these roads has become a driver’s nightmare, especially during the night, when the drivers fail to notice the depressions, which has resulted in several accidents.

Councillors’ houses gheraoed
Chandigarh, May 20
Activists of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch gheraoed the houses of a BJP and a Congress councillor today for their alleged role in stalling the proceedings of the House of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.

Rain brings down temperatures
Chandigarh, May 20
Rain in the past 48 hours in the city and vicinity has brought down temperatures considerably, much to the relief of the common man.

YPS student dies in accident
SAS Nagar, May 20
Grief took over the Housefed Complex in Phase X here when news about the death of a 10-year-old Gurmehal Singh, who was living with his grandfather in the complex, broke. The deceased, a student of the YPS, and his sister were staying with their grandfather for their studies.

Rs 1.25 lakh worth tickets still missing
Chandigarh, May 20
Bus tickets worth Rs 1.25 lakh of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, which were found missing from the Government Press, Sector 18, about three months ago, are still untraceable. The UT Printing and Stationery Department had reportedly issued a circular regarding the missing tickets.

New facilities in Leisure Valley to be inaugurated on May 22
SAS Nagar, May 20
There is a good news for morning walkers as the Leisure Valley in Sector 62 here, spread over an area of 50 acres, has been spruced up for May 22 when the Housing and Urban Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, will inaugurate new facilities there.

An arched foot bridge built by PUDA in the Leisure Valley of Sector 62, SAS Nagar. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
An arched foot bridge built by PUDA in the Leisure Valley of Sector 62, SAS Nagar.

Directives to check fly menace
Panchkula, May 20
The District Administration has directed the Poultry Farmers Association to undertake spray in Barwala and Raipur Rani areas on May 25 and 26 in order to check the menace of flies.

Probe grant of yellow ration cards: JD (U)
Chandigarh, May 20
The Janata Dal (U) has demanded an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the grant of “yellow ration cards” to the persons of economically weaker sections of society.

‘Ground’ reality: it isn’t there
Chandigarh, May 20
‘Why doesn’t Jacob uncle come here?” says 12-year-old Rubal Soni, referring to the absence of a playground or park in Modern Housing Complex at Mani Majra. He says that he has read newspapers reports of the initiatives taken by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to improve civic conditions in Chandigarh. There are thousands of children in this urban slum who want to see things improve.

Drawing contest marks end of celebrations
Chandigarh, May 20
The week-long anniversary celebrations of the British Library concluded with a drawing contest followed by a cultural extravaganza at the Lajpat Bhavan here today.

UT employees plan movement against govt
Chandigarh, May 20
A meeting of the Chandigarh UT Subordinate Services Federation, the Federation of the UT Employees and Workers and the Federation of Punjab Employees was held here today.

Different vibes of colours
olour therapy in Feng Shui is directly related to the general idea of the five elements — wood, fire, metal, earth and water. Each colour on its own is neither good nor bad. Combinations of colours cause good and bad luck and this is based on the above-mentioned elements.


Youth attempts suicide
Chandigarh, May 20
A-24-year-old youth attempted suicide at his Sector 24 residence by consuming an insecticide. According to the police, the victim was in a state of depression.


Cool summer camps for kids
Panchkula, May 20
With schools having closed down for summer vacations, a number of exciting workshops to engage students constructively during the break have been announced, most of them commencing tomorrow.

‘Marxism not a creed’
Chandigarh, May 20
Karl Marx was optimistic about the future of socialism, but he was no determinist. There was no inevitabilities or guarantees of victory in Marx. He had insisted in the Communist Manifesto that the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggle. Marx had immediately added that each time this struggle ended either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.

Books, uniforms worth Rs 3 lakh distributed
Chandigarh, May 20
As many as 600 needy and deserving school children were given aid worth Rs 3 lakh in the form of books, stationary, shoes and uniforms by the Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand under the auspices of project “Sahyog” organised by the Chandigarh chapter of Bharat Vikas Parishad in the MCM DAV College here today.

Students from different schools of Chandigarh at a function organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Students from different schools of Chandigarh at a function organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Lawyers’ strike today


Separate hospital for ex-servicemen sought
Kharar, May 20
The Union and the state governments should solve the problems faced by the ex-servicemen and their demands including one rank one pension, said Col J.S. Mand, President, Indian Ex-Sevices Leagse, Punjab and Chandigarh, while addressing a press conference.

PGI employees defer mass leave plan
Chandigarh, May 20
The PGI Employees Union, at a meeting held today decided to defer its proposed mass casual leave scheduled for May 22.

Employees to hold gate meeting
Chandigarh, May 20
The General Hospital and allied dispensaries Class III, Employees Union will organise a gate meeting in Sector 16 General Hospital on May 22 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. to pressurise the administration to take action against the “erring” doctors and repeal the repatriation orders of Mr Sandeep Jindal, a pharmacist, in Sector 22 polyclinic.


Badminton camp begins
Chandigarh, May 20
A large number of shuttlers for the All-India North Zone Junior Badminton camp, being organised by the Badminton Association of India and the Sports Authority of India, arrived here today.


Panel for finalising wards
Panchkula, May 20
The Haryana Government has constituted a committee comprising the Additional Director Urban Estates, the Executive Officer of the Municipal Council and the District Revenue Officer as a representative of the Deputy Commissioner, for the finalisation of the wards in the town.

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