Sunday, June 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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CBI raid on PGI cardiology lab snowballs into a row
Case of mistaken identity made out
Chandigarh, June 23
The CBI “raid” on the Cardiology Department of the PGI earlier this week leading to the recovery of certain life-saving items worth Rs 1 crore is developing into a big row between the PGI and the CBI.

Dr Anil Grover and Dr Puneet Verma address mediapersons in the PGI CCU on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
 Dr Anil Grover and Dr Puneet Verma address mediapersons in the PGI CCU on Saturday.

Families of murdered kids in grip of fear
SAS Nagar, June 23
Father of one of the two children murdered in Siau village, near here, said today that after the crime his family and that of his brother were in the grip of fear and apprehended that they might not get justice.

Siau incident: man in custody till July 6
Kharar, June 23
Mrs Harinder Sidhu, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded Meehan Singh who was arrested by the police on the charge of attacking and injuring Mrs Swarn Kaur (grandmother) of the two murdered children of Siau village in judicial custody till July 6.



Rain leads to a virtual exodus
Sukhna choe is breached
Zirakpur, June 23
A heavy downpour early this morning brought misery for over 50 families in Sukhna Colony in Bishanpura village as Sukhna choe overflowed and water entered almost every house.

Residents of Bishanpura village, near Zirakpur, wade through a vast stretch of land inundated by the breached Sukhna cho following heavy showers on Friday night and Saturday morning. — Photo Karam Singh
Residents of Bishanpura village, near Zirakpur, wade through a vast stretch of land inundated by the breached Sukhna cho following heavy showers on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Food industry offers many avenues
Chandigarh, June 23
For all those under-graduates and post-graduates who are thinking of a career in hotel and food industry, the city has some good and coveted courses to offer in cooking, house-keeping, front-office management etc.

Missing signal causing mishaps
Chandigarh, June 23
The abruptly changing signal from red to green at most traffic light points in the city continue to cause confusion and accidents. The poor condition of these lights in most parts of the city, especially the area falling south of Madhya Marg, also adds to the problem.

Tension at JCT factory
SAS Nagar, June 23
Tension prevailed at the JCT factory here today when its senior officials left the premises and also directed the administrative staff to vacate the unit.


Kanishka crash: learning to live again
Chandigarh, June 23
A few months before her wedding, Amarjit Bhinder’s would-be husband asked her to repeat “nothing will ever come between us’’ and she added “not even death”. Today, 16 years after her husband, Air India co-pilot Capt S.S.Bhinder, died in the Kanishka plane crash, she believes she has lived up to her commitment.

Dhawan faction sidelined in CTCC
Chandigarh, June 23
The Harmohan Dhawan faction has been completely sidelined in the reconstituted executive body of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), which was announced here today.

Centre to introduce BOT scheme
Chandigarh, June 23
The Centre will soon introduce built, operate an transfer (BOT) scheme in the three waterways to improve cargo transportation within the country, the Union Minister of State for Shipping, Mr Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, said here today.

320 join ITBP as constables
Chandigarh, June 23
As many as 320 recruits, including five women, were absorbed as constables into the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at an impressive passing-out parade and attestation ceremony on the culmination of the 52-week basic training course at the ITBP Basic Training Centre (BTC) at Bhanu, near here, today.

Repair shops under the sky
When your two-wheeler suddenly gets a flat tyre you utter a curse for the person who might have thrown the nail on the road and start looking for a repair shop. After dragging your vehicle for few hundred metres, you observe some worn-out tyres of scooters and motorcycles hanging from a tree or just piled on the ground. 

Property consultants raise demands
Chandigarh, June 23
A delegation of the Property Consultants Association, Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula, met the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, and apprised him of the problems being faced by general public and the property consultants regarding real estate matters.

Ratha yatra away from Puri
Chandigarh, June 23
The Utkal Sanskritik Sangh today organised a “ratha yatra” on the pattern of the world-famous car festival of Puri here today.

A chandelier in the house

A chandelier introduces precious young energy that balances the Yin of that particular direction. It also creates elemental harmony. More than anything else, the chandelier causes excellent vibrations.


Action hots up in summer
Chandigarh, June 23
A feast of 28 movies in the coming week in Kiran should be enough to make action-movie freaks happy. Names like Arnold Schwarznegger, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Sean Connery, who are all-time crowd-pullers, are part of this feast.


Bodies found, villagers suspect foul play
Kharar, June 23
Two married youths, who belonged to Bangala community of Mundi Kharar village, died under mysterious circumstances near Seu Majra village on Thursday. Their bodies were found yesterday near the village pond.

One electrocuted in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, June 23
A youth was electrocuted at a bakery in the Industrial Area, adjoining Colony No. 4 in the wee hours of today morning.

Hotel owner’s death: jail staff blamed
SAS Nagar, June 23
Members of the family of a hotel owner here, who died at the Patiala jail on Thursday, have blamed the local police for falsely implicating him in a case relating to immoral trafficking and the jail staff for failing to provide timely medical treatment to him.

One held for stealing power
Chandigarh, June 23
Chotte Lal has been arrested on charges of stealing power by using a kundi connection in Bapu Dham Colony.


Knitting her way to success
In an age when women are fast washing their hands of knitting needles as the boys an girls are falling in for brand names , Darsreet Aurora is cashing in on what was once a popular feminine hobby. This young exporter of woollen garments has made sweater knitting a profitable business both for herself and for the women she employs.


‘Need to transform education system’
Chandigarh, June 23
‘‘There is a dire need to transform completely the present education system to make it effective and utilitarian.’’ While both, Prof R.C. Jeevan, Principal, DAV College, Sector 10 and Dr A.C. Vaid, Principal, GGDSD College, Sector 32, voice this concern, they have their own varied opinion of how such a change can be brought about and what role can a principal of a college play in improving the state of education today. Here are excerpts from an interview with both these Principals:

‘Focus on college education’
Chandigarh, June 23
“Leading colleges should be given the more freedom of issuing their own degree and introducing new courses according to respective needs,” said Prof G.D. Sharma, a senior fellow and Head (Higher Education) of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), after inaugurating the ‘Managerial Leadership Development Programme’ of the Panjab University College Development Council today.

Girls today are aiming high
The fair are looking for a fairer deal — the across flashes through the mind of Mrs Usha Gupta, Principal of MCM DAV College, as in the corridors of her college, she overhears young enthusiastic girls vehemently discussing career options which not long ago was a topic only for boys.

Physics refresher course begins
Chandigarh, June 23
A three-week refresher course for college and university teachers in physics was inaugurated by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof K.N. Pathak, in the physics department here today.

PU to introduce 5-year law course
Chandigarh, June 23
Panjab University proposes to introduce a five-year course in law from the session 2002. A decision in this regard was taken by a committee which met under the chairmanship of Dr V K Bansal today.

Summer workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 23
The grand finale to mark the end of the summer workshops organised at Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary Public School , Sector 7 was held here today. The summer workshop was held from May 30 to June 23.

PU library as resource sharing centre
The Panjab University library has been designated as a Document Delivery Centre by the University Grants Commission and the INFLIBNET.

IT for library services stressed
Chandigarh, June 23
Prof S.K Sharma, Director, PGI, highlighted the role of information technology in effective library services, while presiding over a function here today.


SSP directed to conduct inquiry
Chandigarh, June 23
On a petition filed by the Punjab Irrigation Minister, Mr Janmeja Singh Sekhon, for registering a criminal case against a correspondent of a regional English daily (not The Tribune) and other respondents, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Ferozepore Senior Superintendent of Police to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations and register a case if a cognizable offence was made out.

  • Demolition of houses stayed

Two granted bail
Chandigarh, June 23
The UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) today granted bail to Kamal and Jatinder Kumar, in a case under the copy right Act. The city police had arrested the owners of a video parlour from Badheri village on June 20 and had seized about 16 pirated video cassettes of Hindi films from their possession. The two were granted bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 12,000.

High drama at court martial
Chandigarh, June 23
High drama prevailed at the General Court Martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar when guards had to be summoned to physically remove the infuriated and adamant accused from the courtroom, even as the defence sought to lodge an FIR against the Judge Advocate for allegedly tampering with the court records.


Kittu Gidwani Walking down ramp mindless: Kittu
Chandigarh, June 23
Kittu Gidwani will be doing what she hates the most-walking down the ramp. She will be modeling designer sportswear for the company she is promoting. This petite,pretty model turned actress is in town to popularise a sportswear brand. “Walking down the ramp is the most mindless thing to do” says Kittu, who started her career with modeling for Mafatlal Company during her college days. Kittu became synonymous with beauty products like Lactocalamine, Halo shampoo and Charmos.

Models take ramp, Shan takes mike
Chandigarh, June 23
About 10 models from Delhi and Mumbai swayed on the ramp to promote a branded premium apparel at a local hotel here tonight.

Mime artistes captivate
Chandigarh, June 23
Imagine yourself in a bathroom. The water tap stops running when you are lathered with soap. A pure comical scene surely.

Kamal Naskar and Subhra Sanyal of the Modern Mime Centre, Kolkata, perform in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Kamal Naskar and Subhra Sanyal of the Modern Mime Centre, Kolkata, perform in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

No barrier between actors, audience
Chandigarh, June 23
The first Alternative Theatre Festival at Alliance Francaise is a new experience for the theatre lovers of the city which removes barriers between the actors and the audience.

Summer brings in ‘garden theatre’
Chandigarh, June 23
Come summer and its too stuffy to even sit inside Tagore Theatre let alone have umpteen rehearsals in it. So this time round the Chandigarh Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) came up with an innovative idea of ‘acting a la open air’. They conducted workshops based on the concept of ‘garden theatre’ which received a good response from public.


Selectors knock out their brains
India’s best won’t play in Asian Schools Badminton Meet
Chandigarh, June 23
All is not well at the ongoing camp for the National School Games badminton probables in the Sector 42 hall here. Shuttlers are preparing for the Asian schools championships that are to be held at Selangor (Malaysia) from July 9. 

The spirit of sport is alive
Chandigarh, June 23
As part of a global campaign of the International Olympics Committee, an Olympic Day was celebrated here today by the Chandigarh Olympics Association and District Olympics Association of Panchkula.


Encroachments removed from Buddanpur
Panchkula, June 23
In a major offensive against growing encroachments by jhuggi dwellers on public land, the Estate Office mowed down 60 illegal structures in two villages of Buddanpur and Bhainsa Tibba, here today.

Six bids successful
Chandigarh, June 23
Prequalification bids of seven firms have been evaluated by the Tender Evaluation Committee and six have been found to be qualified for the next round for opening of technical and commercial bids.

22 rickshaws impounded
Chandigarh, June 23
The enforcement staff of UT Estate Office today removed four jhuggis which had sprung up recently near the upcoming Sector 39 grain market. Besides this, 17 banners and 11 advertisement boards were also removed from various parts of the city, particularly along the roadside and shopping areas. A total of 22 rickshaws were impounded for plying without proper licences.

32 trucks challaned


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