Monday, June 4, 2001,
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Doctors on leave; others, too, want it
Chandigarh, June 3
It is a case of varied interpretations of the same rules. It is considered justified for the teaching faculty of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital, comprising mostly doctors, to have 45 days of vacation every year, including 30 in summer. However, the Class III and Class IV employees, who are covered under the same rules, are denied this privilege. 

This crimson canopy atop a short organic trunk is no mere apology for the sharp multi-directional nettles in the Cactus Garden, Panchkula.
This crimson canopy atop a short organic trunk is no mere apology for the sharp multi-directional nettles in the Cactus Garden, Panchkula. The picture was taken by Karam Singh on Sunday afternoon.

Tenders for meat supply yet to be finalised
Animals fall prey to human ‘ego’
Chhat Bir (Patiala), June 3
With two groups of Punjab forest officers engaged in a tug-of-war over the supply of meat to the Chhat Bir Zoo , over 125 carnivores are at the receiving end. Adhocism continues to rule the roost at the zoo with tenders for the supply of the meat still to be finalised. 



Poor undertrials bear the brunt
Chandigarh, June 3
Prison rules at the temporary jail in the District Court here are apparently being followed only for poor undertrials. There is no rule or regulation for those belonging to the “creamy layer”. 

Punjab, Haryana to unlock corridors
Chandigarh, June 3
The cordiality between Chief Ministers Parkash Singh Badal and Om Prakash Chautala is well known. This may not have been an enabling factor in amicably resolving the outstanding inter-state disputes between the two states, but their closeness is likely to unlock the connecting corridors between the two governments in the Civil Secretariat building here.

Crime Branch functioning with redundant equipment
Chandigarh, June 3
Even as the top brass seems to be gearing up for tackling the changing trends in crime, little is being done to modernise the high-profile Crime Branch of the police. The Crime Branch, which is meant to handle heinous and serious crimes, continues to function with a skeletal staff and redundant equipment.

Centres for admissions to PU courses
Chandigarh, June 3
The local MCM DAV College for Women has been selected as the centre for admissions to the bachelor of commerce, bachelor of computer application and bachelor of business administration courses in the colleges of the city. All the colleges are affiliated to Panjab University.

Rs 50,000 relief for shed-collapse victims
Chandigarh, June 3
The Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today sanctioned Rs 50,000 each of the families of the two persons, who died in a shed-collapse in the Colony No 5, yesterday.

The Chandigarh Administration has done a commendable job by providing slip roads to streamline the flow of traffic. However, at some points red lights have been installed which makes the concept a misnomer. One can see one such slip road while coming from Industrial Area towards Sector 28 market.



Potholed roads cry for repairs in Ram Darbar
Chandigarh, June 3
Patches of road can be seen amid potholes and craters as you drive along the road leading to Ram Darbar and other internal roads in the area. The neglect of a stretch of road from the gurdwara to super bazar, in fact, speaks volumes about the apathy of the authorities concerned.

Rally by CHB flat residents
Chandigarh , June 3
Members of the CHB Residents Federation tonight organised a rally against the decision of the Chandigarh Housing Board to demolish the “illegal” alterations and additions in the flats after July 31.

Future of 1,400 workers in doldrums
SAS Nagar, June 3
In the wake of no official communication by the management of the JCT Electronics regarding the closing down of unit, country’s oldest and a reputed manufacturer of colour picture tubes, uncertainty about their future prevails among the over 1,400 workers of the company.

Books on and under the bed
luttering books in Feng Shui is very bad. But when kept in proper places and neatly, the same books can bring good results in studies. How you store the books in the bedroom is very important.

Dharna outside councillor’s house
Chandigarh, June 3
BJP activists, led by the BJP Mandal 14 chief, Mr Dalip Sharma, today organised a dharna outside the Bapu Dham Colony residence of Ms Sunita, a Congress councillor, to draw the attention of the authorities to the residents' demands.



Man hospitalised after attack
Chandigarh, June 3
Paramjit Singh was reportedly assaulted by Ishwar Singh last evening. The former has been admitted to the PGI. He has also alleged that the accused threatened him. The police has registered a case under Sections 324 and 506 of the IPC.


Beopar mandal chief’s poll on July 1
Chandigarh, June 3
The election to the post of the President of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal will be held on July 1. This was announced by the Chairman of the CBM, Mr Joginder Singh Sawhney, at a general body meeting of the mandal held here. The circular regarding the schedule of the election process will be announced within three days, according to a press note issued here today.



Colleges invited for talks
Chandigarh, June 3
The UGC has invited 12 affiliated colleges of Panjab University for talks on the details of vocational courses that they have opted for. The UGC had invited proposals from universities and colleges to “ extend them support for starting vocational subjects in the existing degree courses from the forthcoming academic session.”


Court order makes plot prices crash
SAS Nagar, June 3
After the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the acquisitions for five new sectors here and there has been no official communication from the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority on the last date for the allottees to deposit the 15 per cent of the price of plots, allottee are feeling anxious.

Forum dismisses plea
Chandigarh, June 3
In the case of a burnt ‘bidi’ that was found in a Fanta bottle, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed an appeal moved by a city resident against the order of the Consumer Forum-II.

Moga resident declared PO
Chandigarh, June 3
Bhupinder Jit Singh, a resident of Moga, has been declared a proclaimed offender by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) in a case of dowry death. The case against the accused was registered under Sections 306, 34, 304 B, 489-A, IPC, on January 29, in police station South.



Professionals not effective in community theatre: Chani
Chandigarh, June 3
Theatre is a form of life for GS Chani and Harleen Kohli, a theatre couple from the city, who is not only famous for its outstanding contributions to the community theatre, but also to other related fields like tele films, TV serials and documentaries.

Translating theatre into real life
Chandigarh, June 3
The works of Pranab Mukherjee mirror the intensity of his commitment as an artiste. To someone who just 27 years of age, sensitivity to social issues does not come easy. But in Pranab’s case, things have been a little different. The young man believes in commiserating with issues that concern the society.


Awareness programmes on sexual offences
Chandigarh, June 3
As planned by the Union Government and the UT Health Department, awareness programmes on Sexual Offences (Medico Legal and Social Perspective) have begun to be organised in Chandigarh by the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, which has taken the lead.

200 persons donate blood
Chandigarh, June 3
More than 200 donors donated blood during the 3rd blood donation camp for thalassaemic children at Lecture Theatre-I, here today. The camp was organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association.

Lecture on osteoporosis
Chandigarh , June 3
To sensitise people with problems related to osteoporosis in old age, the local branch of the Indian Medical Association organised a lecture in association with the Servants of People Society, here today.


A participatant takes a sharp turn in the annual Chandigarh Autocross meet organised by the Chandigarh Motor Sport Association on Sunday.
EDGE-OF-THE-TRACK ENTERTAINMENT: A participatant takes a sharp turn in the annual Chandigarh Autocross meet organised by the Chandigarh Motor Sport Association on Sunday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Handball championship
Chandigarh, June 3
The Eastern Air Command outplayed the Training Command at 25 -22 in the ongoing Air Force Handball Championship played here at the 12 wing Air Force station. The half-time score was 14-11. In other matches of the day, the South Westeren Air Command defeated the Southern Air Command at 34-24 with half-time score of 21-10. 

Skaters of promise
Chandigarh, June 3
Nourin Midha and Mudit Gupta are two budding skaters of Panchkula who have won many laurels. Nourin, a Class III student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector, 15, Panchkula, took to skating when she was in Class I and had not completed six years. It was a skating rink in Sector 15 which provided her the platform for the big “action on wheels”, said Mr Amit Midha, her father. 


Admn to decide on Dr R.M. Joshi
Chandigarh, June 3
The Chandigarh Administration shall be taking a crucial decision regarding the continuation of contract of Dr R.M. Joshi as Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.Top

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