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UT Education Dept flouts UGC recommendation
Payment to guest faculty employed in govt colleges
Chandigarh, August 31
Panjab University and the UT Education Department are in for a confrontation over the issue of per lecture payment to the guest faculty employed in the city’s government colleges.

Protests make Mayor restore Indira Gandhi’s picture
Chandigarh, August 31
The Akali Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, today restored the picture of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her office after a large number of Congress workers gheraoed her in protest against the removal of the same. The Mayor had put back the pictures of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and Sardar Patel yesterday. These pictures were removed on Wednesday.

The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, asks Congress workers to leave her room after they forced their entry into the office to demand installation of Indira Gandhi's picture, in Chandigarh on Friday. The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, asks Congress workers to leave her room after they forced their entry into the office to demand installation of Indira Gandhi's picture, in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan



Admn move raises questions
Provision of private CT scan facility
Chandigarh, August 31
The decision of the Chandigarh Administration to introduce the CT scan facility in the city in association with the private sector has raised many questions. Acting on the decision, the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital has already invited tenders from private companies for providing this facility. The tenders were to be opened on August 27, but the move was later postponed.

Increasing number of students taking to crime
Chandigarh, August 31
A class X student of the Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15 , was stabbed by a group of three youths this afternoon. The reason for the feud was a minor altercation between the injured, Ranjit, and the three accused led by Satbir , a couple of days back.

Private school buses will run today
Chandigarh, August 31
Parents can heave a sigh of relief because most private school buses will run tomorrow and the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has also extended a helping hand.

To beat diarrhoea, help it on its way out, say experts
Chandigarh, August 31
Hard to believe, but paediatric gastroenterology experts say that diarrhoea is a natural process that washes out those toxins from the body that are produced due to the infection.

Old woman thwarts robbery bid
Chandigarh, August 31
An attempt of robbery was thwarted by an old woman, who using her presence of mind alerted her neighbours, thus forcing the robbers to flee.

PSEB demands heavy price from cable operators
SAS Nagar, August 31
Cable operators in Punjab got some respite from the Punjab State Electricity Board as it gave permission to use electricity poles to cable operators for laying their cables, but at a “heavy” price. In a state-level decision, the electricity board has allowed the use of its electricity poles for laying cable wires by cable operators.

Leakage in water pipeline


Adulterated fuel causes another conk-out
Chandigarh, August 31
Dr Vikram Jaswal, a medical practitioner in Sector 10, Panchkula, got a shock when he discovered that the petrol he had purchased for his Maruti car from a "company-owned, company-operated" filling station of the Indian Oil Corporation in Sector 14, yesterday, was "adulterated".

Hike in reservation for defence personnel demanded
Chandigarh, August 31
Shortage of officers and subordinate staff in the Directorate of Sainik Welfare is adversely affecting the implementation of welfare schemes for ex-servicemen in Punjab. This was projected before the Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, Air Cmdr T.S. Chatwal, during his visit to Chandigarh here today.

‘Allow commercial vehicles in city’
Chandigarh, August 31
The UT Administration should allow the entry of commercial vehicles into the whole of the city during off days and holidays and during peak hours period of the working days.

Golden Forests investors seek court help
Chandigarh, August 31
Hundreds of investors who had deposited money in various schemes floated by Golden Forests, are running from pillar to post in order to get their dues. The investors can be seen converging on the District Courts, Consumer Courts, UT Lok Adalat because even after the date of maturity, they have not been given their money.

Directive to zoo chief on plying of buses
Chhat Bir, August 31
Considering a suit filed by Mr Sunil Kumar against the Chhat Bir zoo authorities, Mrs Harpreet Kaur, Judicial Magistrate (first class) of Rajpura has directed Mr R K Luna, Zoo director, not to interfere in plying of buses inside the Lion Safari.

10 misfired bombshells found
Panchkula, August 31 
A total of 10 misfired bombshells were found from the villages surrounding Bhoor Army Firing Range in a special drive launched by the Panchkula police to clear the areas, here today.

Hectic activity in the air
This week saw the third Mayor take charge of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation in the past 12 months. After Mrs Shanta Hitabhilashi and Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, it is now the turn of Mrs Harjinder Kaur to try her hand on the city’s development scene. But before she does that, she has been really worked up about the portraits hanging on the walls of her office.

The Chandigarh traffic police launched a special drive with personnel drawn from various police stations to check traffic violation, on Friday.Drive against traffic rule violators
Chandigarh, August 31
The traffic police, in association with the police personnel drawn from various police stations, launched a special drive in the city. As many as 157 commuters were challaned in different parts of the city during the two-hour drive.

The Chandigarh traffic police launched a special drive with personnel drawn from various police stations to check traffic violation, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Power cuts irk residents
Power cuts imposed by the Punjab State Electricity Board have made the life of the residents of this town miserable. The board is imposing power cuts for three to four hours every day.

For coffee and pleasant time
The Shailendra Sharma-Vikas Goyal duo earlier this month took up the task of providing cheap coffee and snacks on the Student Centre lawns of Panjab University, paying a monthly rent of Rs 31,500 to the university.

Veterinary facilities in UT
Chandigarh, August 31
Frozen semen technology for improvement in breed of indigenous cows and buffaloes under the cattle development programme is available in the local veterinary institutions, Mr K.A.P. Sinha, Director, Animal Husbandry, said today.

Rent-free phones for police gallantry medal winners
Chandigarh, August 31
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to provide rent-free telephones at the residences of all awardees of President’s Police Gallantry Medals.

Workshop on family concept
Chandigarh, August 31
The Chandigarh Social Advisory Board in collaboration with the Ratna Memorial Trust organised a workshop on ''understanding the concept of the family'' at Karsan Colony here today.

Federation’s appeal to CHB residents
Chandigarh, August 31
The CHB Residents Federation has appealed to the residents of the CHB dwelling units to stop all ongoing building activity for making need-based additions and alterations.

1 killed in mishap
Kharar, August 31
A woman was killed and one person was seriously injured in a road accident near Desu Majra village on the Kharar-SAS Nagar road this evening.

Aggrieved investors set up forum
Chandigarh, August 31
Several investors of the city and adjoining areas who had lost their hand-earned money in the US-64 fiasco have joined hands to form the UTI Investors' Forum. Mr Amarjit Singh Sidhu has been nominated as the patron of the forum and Mr S.K. Madan and Mr Joginder Kaushal will be the chairman and president, respectively, of the forum.

Move to hike power rate criticised
Chandigarh, August 31
The Chandigarh Parents Association today flayed the decision of the Chandigarh Administration hiking the minimum power rate from Rs 6 to Rs 35 per KW of the sanctioned load of power given to residents.

Tribune Circulation Manager retires
Chandigarh, August 31
Mr Jagdish Lal Sharma, Circulation Manager of The Tribune group of newspapers, retired today after putting in 42 years of meritorious service.


Two cases of theft reported in city
Chandigarh, August 31
Two cases of theft were reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.


Hundreds of children attend rally
SAS Nagar, August 31
Hundreds of school children took part in a rally here on the concluding day today of a training programme organised by the Ropar police aimed at making children aware of their rights and protecting themselves against child abuse.

Dr Vijay Rattan
Chandigarh, August 31
Dr Vijay Rattan, Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has been elected a member of the national executive committee of the New Public Administration Society of India at its national conference held in New Delhi on August 24 and 25.

Lakshya-2001 on Sept 18, 19
Chandigarh, August 31
DAV College, Sector 10, will organise Lakshya-2001, a management and information technology festival, on September 18 and 19.

Talent search contests begin
Chandigarh, August 31
Intra-college talent search competitions spread over three days started at the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here yesterday.

Intra-college debate
Chandigarh, August 31
An intra-college debate competition took place in the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Tree plantation drive
Chandigarh, August 31
Junior Division NCC cadets as well as staff of the No.1 Chandigarh Air Squadron carried out a tree plantation drive at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20.

Salaries at PU fee counter


Plea on withdrawal of ORP dismissed
Chandigarh, August 31
Upholding the orders passed by a single Judge Bench directing the withdrawal of ORP rank — from the rank of Superintendents of Police down to Inspectors — a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed three appeals filed by Moga’s SP Narinder Pal Singh and others challenging the same.

  • Adampur vote recount on Sept 4
  • Notice on ex-Dy Speaker’s security
  • Plea dismissed

Notice of motion on sole distributor case
Chandigarh, August 31
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for October 16 on a petition challenging the appointment of a “sole distributor” by Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited over and above the already existing distributors. The petition was filed by Goel Traders and 14 other such concerns.

Bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, August 31
The UT Additional and Sessions Judge today dismissed a bail plea moved by accused Sant Kumar in a case of contract killing.


Director producer Anil Jha address the students at a workshop on communication skills at Government College of Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday. Anchoring involves creativity: Anil
Chandigarh, August 31
If you think anchoring a TV show is all about looking good and talking in front of the camera, then you are wrong. It involves a lot of hard wor and creativity, if you believe Anil Jha, producer, director currently in the city to teach communication skills to the students at Government College for Girls, Sector 42.

Director producer Anil Jha address the students at a workshop on communication skills at Government College of Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Kamaldeep Kajal Pooja Gaurav

Amritsar girl is French nightingale
Chandigarh, August 31
Countdown to the regional finals of French nightingale contest-2001 finally came to an end at Tagore Theatre today, with a six-member jury adjudging Kanchan, an Amritsar girl, as the winner. The second rung went to Kamaldeep Kaur, a French student of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11 (who has bagged the second prize last year also), while the third prize of the evening was awarded to Mandeep Singh Bathian, a Guru Nanak Dev University student from Amritsar.

‘Punjabi foundation lacks credibility’
Chandigarh, August 31
Coming down heavily on the World Punjabi Foundation, a former Pakistan Culture Minister and eminent writer, Mr Fakar Zaman, has again dissociated himself from the foundation saying that the foundation lacked credibility and failed to do anything worthwhile for the cause of Punjabis.

Daljit Singh gold medal for PGI doc
Chandigarh, August 31
Dr Jagat Ram, Additional Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, was awarded the prestigious Dr Daljit Singh Gold Medal at the conference of the ‘Indian Intraocular and Refractive Society’, held in Chennai from August 24 to 26 for pioneering work and significant contribution in the field of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in India.

Training programme
Chandigarh, August 31
A one-month training programme for orientation of the community-based rehabilitation workers (CBRWs) will start at the Sector 32 GMCH tomorrow.

GMCH employees union to organise ‘Sur Taal’
Chandigarh, August 31
The Government Medical College and Hospital Employees Union will celebrate Swabhiman Divas (Foundation Day) on September 2, 2001, at Tagore Theatre. A cultural programme “Sur-Taal” will be organised to mark the day by employees of the GMCH.


Chandigarh Football Association in search of a home
Chandigarh, August 31
It has been over a year since the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) has been granted regular status by the All-India Football Federation (AIFF). This status not only gives the association the right to vote at general body meetings of the federation, but also entitles it to various grants doled out by the national body from time to time.

Three medals for Sacred Heart in judo
Chandigarh, August 31
The judo team of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, which took part for the first time in the UT Inter school judo championships, won three medals in Below-14 and below 17 section.

  • Badminton meet gets underway

  • Cricket team trials

  • Cricket tourney postponed

  • Date extended

Kashyap to be SAI RD in city
Chandigarh, August 31
Dr Prem Chand Kashyap will again be the new Regional Director, Sports Authority of India, Sector 42 northern office. Dr Kashyap was early this year, after a controversial one-and-half-year tenure, transferred to the Corporate office, Delhi.


Kharar included in IT Dept’s scheme
Kharar, August 31
The Income Tax Department has included area falling within the municipal limits of Kharar under the one by six scheme for widening the tax base and the department is organising a special camp here in the Press Room near the Police Station, Kharar, on September 7 for accepting returns from the assessees.

Kalpana Nayak new ASP of SAS Nagar
Chandigarh, August 31
The Punjab Government posted a 1998 batch IPS officer, Ms Kalpana Nayak, as the ASP of SAS Nagar, today. Earlier, she was the ASP Traffic at the police headquarters at Ropar.

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