Thursday, May 31, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Question paper shocks law students
50 per cent questions outside the syllabus
Chandigarh, May 30
In a major faux paus, Panjab University surprised students of the Law department (IV semester) this year, when the direct taxation question paper was given to them with more than 50 per cent questions being outside the syllabus.

Temple on MC land demolished
A JCB pulls down a newly constructed temple on MC land in Sector 35, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, May 30
In a major operation carried out by the UT Estate Office and Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, the almost completed structure of Siddh Baba Giri Mandir, adjacent to the Kisan Bhawan in Sector 35 was razed to the ground today evening. 

A JCB pulls down a newly constructed temple on MC land in Sector 35, Chandigarh. The drive was carried out by the UT Estate Office and Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. 
—  photo: Pradeep Tewari

ICSSR chief seeks PM’s intervention
Chandigarh, May 30
Prof M.L. Sondhi, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research, has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to “end the state of siege to which the council is being subjected to and develop a forward-looking strategy for the intellectual development of the Indian social science community.”



GPA holders to get ownership rights
Chandigarh, May 30
In a major decision, the Chandigarh Housing Board has announced that the general power of attorney holders will be allowed to get their flats transferred in their own names.

PGI files missing, patients suffer
Chandigarh, May 30
Records of a large number of patients visiting the PGI are missing. The records, which are said to have disappeared during the shifting of the old OPD to the new OPD block, is posing serious problems for patients as well as doctors, who are now finding it difficult to prescribe treatment without the ready reference of old files.

Residents remove railings, MC in a dilemma
SAS Nagar, May 30
Uprooting of mild steel railing is fast catching fancy of residents in the town, putting officials of the SAS Nagar Muncipal Council in a dilemma. Railings worth lakhs of rupees have been uprooted or damaged in the past few months at different places in the town.

Strong fashion statements by NIIFT designers
Models display the creations of budding NIIFT designers who lend mettle to Anukama 2001 at a hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday night. Chandigarh, May 30
The lines of fashion which met the eye at Mountview Hotel here tonight were more than amazing. The power of 28 creations, which formed a part of Anukama 2001 — the NIIFT design collection for the current year, lay in the superbly-blended elements of fashion which reflected any and every desire that might ever have crossed the creator’s mind.
Models display the creations of budding NIIFT designers who lend mettle to Anukama 2001 at a hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday night.
— Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan.



Public buildings to be quake-proof
SAS Nagar, May 30
The Punjab Government will enforce the Bureau of Indian Standards code to provide quake-proof buildings in the state. The design adopted for the buildings will be one seismic zone up.

‘Danger zone’ claims another life
Chandigarh, May 30
Des Raj, a resident of Ambedkar Colony in Dhanas village, was killed in a road accident near the cricket stadium chowk on the night of May 28. According to the information available from the police, the deceased was reportedly hit by an unknown vehicle near the roundabout at about 11.30 p.m.

Serial-wise house numbers  in Mani Majra
Chandigarh, May 30
Houses in Mani Majra will now have serial-wise house numbers on the pattern of Chandigarh. This meets a long-pending demand of the residents. The matter will be placed before the general house of the Municipal Corporation for approval after fixing the development charges.

Adopt agro-based occupation: expert
Barwala, May 30
To acquaint the farmers with the latest technology for cultivation of kharif crops, a “Phasal Vichar Goshthi” was organised jointly by Haryana Agriculture University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the Panchkula Agriculture Department in collaboration with Aventis Crop Science at Old Anaj Mandi, here today.



Beauty parlour burgled
Panchkula, May 30
Burglars entered a beauty parlour being run in a house in Sector 2 here and took away goods worth Rs 25,000 and cash today. The burglars entered the house after cutting the wire-mesh of the outer door and decamped with a stereo and the cash. 

Bindra’s driver booked
Chandigarh, May 30
The police has booked the driver of Mr I.S. Bindra’s official car on charges of rash and negligent driving. Manjit Singh, the driver of the car (CH-01G-0415), has been booked under Sections 279, 337 and 304- A of the IPC. 



KV teachers update their skills
Chandigarh, May 30
In-service courses organised in pursuance of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan’s policy for updating and enchanting the skills of the teachers drawn from all over the region concluded here today.

800 take part in painting contest
Little hands at work during an inter-school painting competition held at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Chandigarh, May 30
As many as 800 students from various schools participated in the interschool painting competition held at Government Museum and Art Gallery Sector 10 here today.

Little hands at work during an inter-school painting competition held at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

Stone of DAV Public School laid
SAS Nagar, May 30
The DAV College Managing Committee in New Delhi has decided to adequately equip its institutions with all modern aids like computers and internet facilities in order to keep pace with development in the field of information technology.

Students given uniforms
Chandigarh, May 30
About 50 night school students of Government High School, Sector 40-A, were given school uniforms here yesterday. Sixty students were also given writing material for studies.

Happy boys of DAV hostels
The 700 boys living in the four hostels of DAV College, Sector 10, have in their hostels every amenity they want. As far as freedom is concerned, the college authorities feel there is excess of it and it needs to be curtailed for security reasons.
Students standing in front of a hostel of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
Students standing in front of a hostel of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.


Notice to Haryana on Dalal’s plea

Chandigarh, May 30
In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Karan Singh Dalal, MLA, today sought the registration of a first information report against Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son, Abhey Chautala and other respondents for their alleged involvement in the demolition of 18 shops at Palwal.

Scooter dealer penalised
Chandigarh, May 30
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has directed Hind Motors to pay Rs 6,000 as compensation to a resident of Panchkula for harassment, expenses incurred by him and the cost of the scooter.



Mehar Bhasin

Mehar’s first love — ramp shows
Chandigarh, May 30
Mehar Bhasin, the Miss Perfect Ten of 1993 is doing what she loves doing the most, travelling. Earlier this month she was in Australia taking part in the Australian Fashion Week and has just got back from Paris after taking part in a ramp show only to join another show organised by the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology in the city.

Moving impressions of innocence
Chandigarh, May 30
A series of about 19 abstract paintings titled “Innosense of Innosents” portraying the realities of life has been exhibited by Brij at his studio-cum-gallery called Logrithums in Sector 11 here today.


Gombar re-elected ISA chief
Chandigarh , May 30
Prof K. Gombar, Head, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, GMCH, has been re-elected as president of the local branch of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologist.

Admn to look into Joshi’s candidature
Chandigarh, May 30
The UT Administration will look into the matter relating to Dr R.M. Joshi, Professor and Head of Microbiology Department, GMCH, Sector 32, to ascertain if he is eligible for the post of professor as of today or not.

AIDS awareness through paintings
Chandigarh, May 30
The Drug Awareness and Counselling Centre of the Servants of the People Society yesterday organised an inter- school painting competition to spread awareness health hazards of tobacco consumption. 

Understanding on waste disposal
Chandigarh, May 30
The Nursing Homes Association has reportedly reached an understanding with the General Hospital, Sector 16, for disposal of biomedical waste. Sources say the department of Medical Officer Health will now be responsible for collection of biomedical waste from the nursing homes and take it for disposal to the incinerator in the General Hospital. 

Another doctor relieved for doing private practice
Chandigarh , May 30
Dr Sudha Jain, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at General Hospital in Sector 16, whose name figured in the list of doctors doing private practice, was today relieved from service. 

30-bed hospital inaugurated
Dera Bassi, May 30
The Punjab Health Systems Corporation, will spend Rs 421 crore on construction of new buildings of hospitals and dispensaries apart from installing modern equipment in these to provide better healthcare services to the public.



DAVSSS-8, GGSSS-8 overall champions
Chandigarh, May 30
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in boys’ and Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, among girls’ section were adjudged overall champions the session 2000-2001 at the annual prize distribution function of the UT schools sports events held during the years 1999-2001.

  • Squash meet

  • Summer cricket

  • PCA cricket


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