Thursday, May 24, 2001,
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St Kabir bags top 4 positions in ICSE Class X exams
Chandigarh, May 23
The first three positions in the Class X examinations of the Indian Council of Secondary Education have gone to boys. Even in the Class XII examinations, boys have done better than girls in the commerce stream.

Cost of CHB flats doubles in five years
Chandigarh, May 23
The prices of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) middle income group (MIG) flats have seen an almost 100 per cent increase in the past five years, though the covered area for each flat is same what was five years ago.

Tribune survey

Zooming up the hills, hobby classes
Adventurous-cum-pilgrimage trips, hobby classes, vocational courses and entrance tests are the main vacational choices for both students and their teachers in Punjab.

‘Children should not be given corporal punishment’
Chandigarh, May 23
Parvinder, a 10-year-old boy of Sarva Bharti Model Middle School, Manimajra, was brutally beaten up the school’s Principal for a mischief the boy reportedly committed during school hours. The boy was later hospitalised.



Shanta defends sale of grain abroad
Chandigarh, May 23
The Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, today defended the proposed policy of the Central Government regarding withdrawal of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from procurement operations in the states.

Dhawan seeks Mayor’s resignation
Chandigarh, May 23
Serving a two-week ultimatum on the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, the president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today demanded the resignation of Mr Goyal if he failed the run the affairs of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) in an effective way.



Fire-fighting equipment inadequate in PGI
Chandigarh, May 23
In the event of a possible fire, the PGI — the premier health institution in this part of the country — does not even have a complete or adequate fire-fighting equipment. And for thousands of patients, their relatives and attendants, the PGI buildings, could turn into infernos — virtual death traps. “None of the fire-safety measures installed in any of the PGI buildings is complete or even functional,” remarks a senior official of the UT Fire Department.

The new OPD of the PGI where hydrants have been installed close to the wall of the building.
 — Photo Pankaj Sharma

A dream come true for slum kids 
Jacob inaugurates Mermaid
Chandigarh, May 23
The inauguration of multi-cuisine restaurant at Sukhna Lake was saved from being a routine affair today. The razzmatazz of the inaugural function apart, what really caught the eye of those in the gathering was the 8” by 12” mural created by a group of 15 slum children over a period of about two months, which was the object of appreciation of UT Administrator and Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd).

SAS Nagar gets musical fountain
SAS Nagar, May 23
A musical fountain in the Neighbourhood Park in Sector 70 was inaugurated here today by Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, Pro-Vice President of the Punjab branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.

Sample Gaurav’s wit and Peeya’s charms
Chandigarh, May 23
Channel V VJs are in the city and it seems everyone wants a piece of them! They interacted with students at the Sector 8 National Institute of Fashion Design. Gaurav and Peeya are here for the promotion of the Channel’s rock concert in the city on Saturday. After distributing free passes to everyone around, Gaurav mesmerised girls with his wit.

Channel V VJs, Peeya and Gaurav, sign autographs for their fans.
Channel V VJs, Peeya and Gaurav, sign autographs for their fans on the campus of the National Institute of Fashion Design, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Teaching music free of cost
Chandigarh, May 23
The Minister for Education, Punjab, Mr Tota Singh, visited a unique music academy in the city, which has been teaching classical music, free of cost, to hundreds of people for the past six months. It is now planning to install 100 computers for imparting training in Information Technology.

Income tax camp at Secretariat
Chandigarh, May 23
The Income Tax Department today decided to organise a camp at the Haryana Civil Secretariat on June 7 and 8 to guide the employees how to fill their income tax returns in Form 2-D.

Lake shramdan
Chandigarh, May 23
The Director-Principal of the GMCH, Prof S.B.S. Mann, and Prof Raj Bahadur and Mr Sunil Bhatia, Medical Superintendent, and Administrative Officer, respectively, along with 180 students, participated in the shramdan at the Sukhna Lake here today.

MC efforts lauded

Flowers in the house 
resh flowers are full of energy, vibrant colours and life. Their presence in a room makes it smell fresh and look nice. In the living room, fresh flowers create refreshing Yang energies which bring good vibes into the home.


Injured cop succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, May 23
A head constable of the Chandigarh police, Mahavir Singh, who was injured in a road accident on May 13, died here this evening.


Hostel girls resent restrictions
Eager young eyes peer at the world outside from behind the wire mesh on the fence that marks the boundary of a hostel of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, as the gates close at 5.30 pm.

From behind the fence of the GCG hostel in Sector 11, Chandigarh, girls peer at the world outside. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

From behind the fence of the GCG hostel in Sector 11, Chandigarh, girls peer at the world outside.

Uniform fee for BCA courses proposed
Chandigarh, May 23
The controversy over varying fee structure of Bachelor of Computer Application (honours) and Master of Information Science courses in colleges affiliated to Panjab University is over after a uniform fee structure has been proposed to be introduced from the forthcoming session.

Training programme for teachers
Chandigarh, May 23
Faculty members of the Shivalik Public School, Sector 41 today participated in an interactive session on the third day of the in-service Training Programme held in the school here. The programme will conclude on May 31.


Rs 2 lakh for kin of electrocution victim
Chandigarh, May 23
In just over a year after a 38-year-old Fatehabad resident was electrocuted due to negligence on the part of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam employees, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today awarded a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to his family.

  • Notice issued to Punjab DGP

  • Petition on pay dismissed

HC directive to Estate Office on grain market
Chandigarh, May 23
On a petition filed by the Sabzi Mandi Rehri Phari Association, Sector 26, Chandigarh and in another 15 petitions filed by unlicensed vendors of the mandi, Mr Justice Swatantar Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Estate Officer, Chandigarh, to file an affidavit as to how much area was available in the vegetable and grain market, Sector-26, Chandigarh, and to give specific measurements of the road-size and berms and should also give the scheme of the market committee for plying the number of trucks that can be allowed in mandi at a particular time.

Reader, associate ordered to vacate house
Chandigarh, May 23
Baldev Singh, reader to a senior police official and his associate, Ajay Kumar, were ordered to vacate the illegal possession of a house in Mohali by a local court.

  • Bail plea dismissed

  • Jerath’s bail plea

  • Judicial remand for 11

  • Police remand

  • Judicial custody


 Soulful recital by Eltaf Hussain
Chandigarh, May 23
Humility serves to enhance his already pleasant bearing. Ustad Eltaf Hussain Khan, exponent of Patiala gharana, has a lot to say when it comes to a ravaged homeland, a cry of pain, and the final hope, which flows from the strains of melody his father left behind for him.

PGI to implement Thakur’s direction
Chandigarh, May 23
The PGI administration will implement the directions of the Union Health Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, to allow Mr Ashwini Munjal, General Secretary of the PGI Employees Union, to resume duty from September 5, 1997.

Otto Bock artificial limbs available
Zirakpur, May 23
The Nevedac Prosthetic Centre at Daulatsinghwala near Babhat village, 2 km from here, has claimed the availability of Otto Bock artificial limbs with them.

Training camp for technicians ends
SAS Nagar, May 23
A three-day training programme for technicians organised by the local Jan Shiksha Sansthan and the Human Resource Development Cell of the Public Health Department, Punjab, ended here today. During the camp the participants were given tips how to operate efficiently the pumps in rural water supply schemes with active involvement of the village communities.

Yoga camp for Army personnel
Chandigarh, May 23
A week-long yoga camp for Army personnel, their families and school children of the military stations began at Chandi Mandir here today. Swami Paramahamsa Niranjanananda, yoga expert from the Bihar School of Yoga, the Bihar Yoga Bharati and the Sivananda Saraswati Math, delivered the introductory discourse.

Seminar on telemedicine
Chandigarh , May 23
To provide specialised primary healthcare infrastructure, Technotelemedicine and Telehealthcare Limited is launching 50,000 satellite medical centers all over the country. Speaking at a seminar on telemedicine organised by Technotelemedicine and Telehealthcare today, Dr Arvind Aggarwal said that that these medical kiosks would be linked to the central hub in Gurgaon (Haryana) and would provide basic health facilities at nominal cost.



‘Cricket killing other sport’
Chandigarh, May 23
Neelam Jaswant Singh, an ace Indian discus thrower, lamented the excessive publicity being given to cricket at the cost of other sport disciplines. Neelam, had the distinction of winnings a bronze medal at the Bangkok Asian Games held in 1998. She was here last evening to attend the meeting of the Punjab Sportpersons Welfare Association.

Soman leads in chess meet
Chandigarh, May 23
Mr S.S. Soman of the Regional Sports Board, Mumbai, was leading with seven points at the end of the seventh round on the penultimate day of the All India Civil Services Chess Tournament at the Badminton Hall, Sector 42.

Today’s sports events


Unauthorised jhuggis, khokhas removed
Chandigarh, May 23
The enforcement staff of the UT Estate Office, during the anti-encroachment drive yesterday removed eight unauthorised khokhas and six jhuggis from the Administration land in Lal Bahadur Shastri Colony.

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