Monday, July 16, 2001,
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Row over selection process of principal
UPSC advert stirs hornet’s nest

Chandigarh, July 15
A notification dealing with recruitment rules issued by the UT Administration’s Education Department published in the Chandigarh Administration gazette dated April 1, 2000, has a gross mistake. 

People lose faith in ‘defunct’ human rights panel
Chandigarh, July 15
It seems that the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has lost its teeth as the state police and the Administration has been ignoring its orders. The commission that was set up in 1997 receives about 80 complaints everyday.

Booth-owners told to vacate premises
Panchkula, July 15
Thirteen booth-owners here today were asked to vacate the premises by the Haryana Urban Development Authority at a meeting of the presidents of the market associations chaired by the Administrator, Mr Arun Gupta.



Principals promise to save freshers from ragging
Chandigarh July 15
With fresh classes starting in the city’s arts and science colleges tomorrow, the colleges are all geared up for prevention of ragging of freshers.

Safe biomedical waste management begins in city
Chandigarh, July 15
Chandigarh has become the second city in the country, after Delhi, to start scientific disposal of biomedical waste generated by various nursing homes, X-ray centres, clinics and laboratories. Beginning tomorrow, about 150 kg of the biomedical waste generated by nursing homes and others will be incinerated at the PGI at the cost of Rs 10 per kg for which a MoU has already been signed between the Indian Medical Association ( IMA) and the institute.

Dr G.S. Kochhar of the Indian Medical Association delivers a talk on the ‘Management and Handling of Biomedical Waste’, in Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday.
Dr G.S. Kochhar of the Indian Medical Association delivers a talk on the ‘Management and Handling of Biomedical Waste’, in Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Mangoes and monsoons go together.
Mangoes and monsoons go together. 
— Photo Karam Singh

Plan for biological management of malaria
Chandigarh, July 15
The malaria wing of the UT Health Department is starting biological management of malarial vector for a more effective control of the disease in the city. This will be put to practice here for the first time. According to the UT Assistant Director, Malaria, Dr G. Diwan, besides being cost-effective, biological control is also a more eco-friendly way of controlling the growth of malarial larvae in stagnant water bodies.

Vital questions over shifting of ammo
Chandigarh, July 15
Questions have arisen over the decision of Headquarters, 3 Infantry Division, to move ammunition — of which about 5,000 tonnes was later destroyed by enemy shelling — from rear areas to Kargil in 1999 despite warnings from lower formations.


Proxy war affecting Indian economy: Swami
Panchkula, July 15
Claiming that all terrorist organisations had their own axe to grind by creating tension in the country, the Minister of State for Home affairs, Mr I.D. Swami, said that a proxy war between India and Pakistan had taking its toll on the economy.

CHB Residents Federation holds rally
Chandigarh, July 15
The eighth campaign rally of the CHB Residents’ Federation was held in Sector 47-D here this evening. Addressing the rally, various speakers urged the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to withdraw the July 31st threat of demolition of additions and alterations.

Bumpy rides at bus stand
Chandigarh, July 15
The Sector 17 Inter-state Bus Terminus, which was considered to be a model bus stand till some time ago, looks bad now because of the state of its internal and external roads. The road at the entrance of the bus stand has virtually been reduced to a stretch of cobbled stones, which is the reason for many a bumpy ride.

New rotary president installed
Chandigarh, July 15
Mr Jagdish Mohan Bansal and Inner Wheel member, Dr (Ms) Shail Gupta were installed as Rotary president and Inner Wheel president, respectively, of the Chandigarh Central for 2001-2002. The installations were held at a joint function organised by the Rotary Chandigarh Central and Inner Wheel Chandigarh Central at Hotel Park Inn, Sector 35, today evening.

Demolition of gurdwara criticised
Chandigarh, July 15
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) at a meeting under its president, Mr Joginder Singh Sawhney, took a serious note of the demolition of the gurdwara buildings in Sectors 48 and 49 by the enforcement staff.

Punjab, UT staff to hold rally today
Chandigarh, July 15
On a call given by the Punjab and UT Employees Action Committee, a rally will be organised in Sector 17 here on July 18.

One killed, two injured in mishap
Lalru, July 15
One person was killed and his two companions sustained serious injuries when a scooter which they were riding rammed into a tractortrailer on the Rampur Sainina - Samgoli road near Bhunter village here on Saturday night.

FOLLOWING the June 20 “raids” conducted by the CBI on the PGI cath lab, even a “non incident” is enough to spark off a major rumour in the institute. A couple of days back, a “visit” to the PGI by officials of the UT Labour Department sparked off a major controversy.

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Girl abducted
Chandigarh, July 15
A young girl has been abducted from Government College, Sector 11. According to an FIR registered under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC, Mr Sher Singh Thakur, father of the abducted girl, has alleged that Anil Kumar has abducted his daughter.

Liquor seized, one held
Kharar, July 15
The police today seized 2,52,000 ml of illegal liquor meant for sale in Chandigarh only, during a naka on the Kharar-Landran road. The liquor was being carried in a Contessa car having red light on its roof.

Proclaimed offender arrested
SAS Nagar, July 15
The Sohana police has arrested a proclaimed offender wanted by the Uttar Pradesh police in several cases. The suspect, Dinesh, was also involved in a recent case of attempt to murder in Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh.


Chaos at PTU counselling session
SAS Nagar, July 15
Hundreds of candidates seeking admission to different courses in information technology and management courses being run by Punjab Technical University (PTU) had to face harassment at a counselling-cum-admission session organised by a Chandigarh-based computer company at Gyan Jyoti School, Phase II, here. The company, GCS Computer Tech Ltd, authorised by the PTU, has organised the session.

Designers of the NIFD, who are working on 15 lines of fashion for the July 24 annual . NIFD designers gear up for D-day
Chandigarh, July 15
For the students of the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), July 24 is sure to be a day of reckoning of sorts.

Designers of the NIFD, who are working on 15 lines of fashion for the July 24 annual 
NIFD show

New PGI session begins today
Chandigarh, July 15
The inaugural function of the new academic session of the PGI will be held tomorrow in Bhargava Auditorium here. Prof R.K. Chandra, Research Professor and Director of Allergy and Immunology in the University of Newfoundland in Canada, will be the chief guest. He will speak on ‘Physician — Researcher-Teacher — A Triple Jeopardy’.

Free diabetes camps on Aug 15
Chandigarh, July 15
The first district cabinet meeting of Lions Club International District 321-F was held at Hotel Park Inn today. It was presided over by Mr Dinesh Sood.

Mr D.K. Sood, District Governor (second from left) speaks at the first district cabinet meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr D.K. Sood, District Governor (second from left) speaks at the first district cabinet meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday.


Many ball badminton meets ahead
Chandigarh, July 15
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association has decided to organise the fifth Chandigarh Junior State Championship for boys and girls under the age of 19 from August 24 to 27 in the Sector 21 IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School.

AIFF selects city player
Chandigarh, July 15
The All-India Football Federation has selected Ravinder of the Sector 44 Sanjay Public School under its talent-hunt programme. The selection trials were held under the supervision of a foreign coach, Islam. Ms Urmil Sethi, Principal of the school, said the institution would soon hold the Chandigarh state sub-junior championship.

Markfed carrom from July 21
Chandigarh, July 15
The Punjab State Cooperative Supply and Federation will organise carrom tournaments for its employees and their children in all the 17 districts of the state from July 21 to 22 and from July 28 to 29.


Refresher course for police officers concludes
Chandigarh, July 15
The second refresher course for Investigating Officers from different units of the Chandigarh police concluded yesterday, with the Principal, Recruit Training Centre and the SP (Operations), Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, presenting certificates to the participants.

Bansal visits 3 villages
Chandigarh, July 15
Continuing with his drive to visit the UT villages to oversee various developmental works under the MPLAD scheme, the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, today visited Dadu Majra, Palsora and Maloya villages.

Low compounding fee sought
SAS Nagar, July 15
Owners of shop-cum-flats (SCF) and shop-cum-offices (SCO) in the town have sought regularisation of construction in the rear courtyard of their premises at nominal rates.

Surprise raid on PWD office
SAS Nagar, July 15
The Economic Offence Wing of the Punjab Vigilance Department conducted a surprise check at the Phase III-A office of the Public Works Department ( B and R) on Thursday. The surprise check had been conducted to ascertain stocking of certain materials in the stores which was meant to be used before the rains.


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