Monday, September 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Sushma to open 2 DD transmitters today
Chandigarh, September 2
The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms Sushma Swaraj, who is scheduled to inaugurate two low power transmitters of Doordarshan in Sector 37 here tomorrow, could well be serving ‘old wine in new bottles’.

A pair of pelicans enjoy a cool break at the Chhat Bir zoo on a sultry Sunday afternoon.
A pair of pelicans enjoy a cool break at the Chhat Bir zoo on a sultry Sunday afternoon. — Photo Karam Singh

Strike to put Ma, Pa on ferry duty today
Chandigarh, September 2
The school bus crisis further deepened today with the members of the Independent Schools Association deciding to observe token one-day strike tomorrow in protest against the phasing out of the 15-year-old buses from school routes.



Is it Saral or investigation notice?
Chandigarh, September 2
The new income tax return form replacing the one page ‘Saral’ from July 2 is a virtual investigation notice packed with information frightening assesses to be “exploited.’’

Screening of Kashmiri migrants begins
Chandigarh, September 2
The city police has once again begun its annual exercise of screening temporary migrants from the valley for the ensuing winter season.

DPI, Admn to look into slapping incident

Chandigarh, September 2
With two days to go to the Teachers Day when school students will paint hand-made cards for their teachers, in an incident reminiscent of the banality of evil, a school teacher asked her whole class of students to administer 10 slaps each to four of their classmates who reportedly had annoyed the teacher in some manner.

Sunil, Harsimran and Khush Preet, who were slapped by their classmates in Government Model Senior Secondary School.
Sunil, Harsimran and Khush Preet, who were slapped by their classmates in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, on Saturday, with their fathers in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Hills will tell when earth will shake
Kasauli, Morni to monitor seismic data
Chandigarh, September 2
The city is all set to be the hub of a hi-tech network for seismic data collection and processing in the region. While the city’s first seismic laboratory set up by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here, is being upgraded, two additional data collection centres linked to Chandigarh are being set up at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh and Morni in Haryana.

PU forms panel for good budget session
Chandigarh, September 2
Panjab University has constituted a committee that will “recommend procedure for discussion on the budget” to ensure that deliberations on the issue are not “wayward” like these have been on several occasions.

AT last the Chandigarh Administra-tion has woken up to the needs of residents living in southern side of the city. Traffic lights have been installed at the junction of Sectors 45,46,49 and 50, a known accident- prone spot where several people have been injured or killed. This road connects the city with the busy phase X and XI in S.A.S. Nagar.



Ditched by UTI, investors gear up for protest
Chandigarh, September 2
Amarjit Singh Sidhu, 63, is today sceptical about investing his money anywhere, even in a bank. If the most trusted UTI could leave the investors in lurch , the same could happen anywhere. He had invested more than Rs 4 lakh in US-64.

6 more live shells found, defused
Panchkula, September 2
Continuing the search operation on the third consecutive day for the misfired bombshells, a team of the 7-Engineer Regiment from Chandimandir, today found six more live bombshells from Mandlaya village about 10 km from Raipur Rani, and defused them in the foothills near the village.

Presidential Review rehearsals begin
Chandigarh, September 2
The IAF has started rehearsals for the forthcoming Presidential Review, scheduled to be held here on October 17. It is learnt that rehearsals for the parade and other ceremonies has commenced, while rehearsals for the fly-past will commence here about 15 days before the scheduled event.

Mr Kanhya Lal SharmaINTERACTIVE
‘My party did not cooperate’
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Kanhya Lal Sharma represents Ward No 7 comprising of Sectors 39, 40, Maloya and Palsora colonies. A former trade union leader he quit the BJP to support a rebel party candidate for the post of mayor and later rejoined it. He has also been Senior Deputy Mayor for a year.

Chetna march to reach city today
Chandigarh, September 2
As part of the birth anniversary celebrations of legendary Sikh warrior, Baba Jiwan Singh, a “chetna march” will reach here tomorrow from Amritsar. Announcing this here today, the chairman of the Shaheed Baba Jiwan Singh Ji Educational and Welfare Trust, Mr Jaswant Singh said the president of the SGPC, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, would flag off the march from Amritsar which would reach here at Gurdwara Sis Marg Sahib, Sector 53, after passing through Goindwal, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Nawanshehr, Ropar, Chamkaur Sahib, Morinda and Kharar.

Conciliation centres planned
Panchkula, September 2
With a view to providing reconciliation to estranged couples and feuding family members, the Haryana State Legal Services Authority will set up counselling and conciliation centres at all the districts and subdivisional headquarters of the state, according to Mr R.S. Virk, member secretary of the authority .

A girl presents a dance at a cultural programme
A girl presents a dance at a cultural programme and (right) members of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, admire it. 
— A Tribune photograph

THE SHOW IS OFF-STAGE: There is no artiste on the stage and no audience in galleries even half-an-hour after the CIPA show has officially ‘begun’ in open air theatre, Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

IT Commissioner inaugurates centre
Chandigarh, September 2
The Commissioner of Incomer Tax, Mr Ashwani Luthra, inaugurated a free acupressure and magnetic therapy centre at Pracheen Shiv Mandir in Sector 21, here today.

Ramakant to participate in bodybuilding meet
SAS Nagar, September 2
A city-based bodybuilder Ramakant will be participating in the Asian Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Pusan, South Korea from September 10 to September 16. The bodybuilder has been given Rs 50,000 cash as air fare by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate on behalf of the sports lovers of the town.

Positive thinking for world peace
Chandigarh, September 2
Positive thinking based on God-realisation and fraternity can work wonders for universal peace and socio-economic development. This was said, here today by Mr Kirpa Sagar, former Registrar of Newspapers, India and presently member Incharge, press and publications, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Delhi, in his concluding speech at the two-day regional writers’ and media conference.

Extend ‘lal dora’, demands JD (U)
Chandigarh, September 2
A public rally was organised by the Janata Dal(U) at Janata Colony in Sector 25 here today.

Green drive launched
SAS Nagar, September 2
Haritma Samvardhan drive was launched by the local branch of the Gaytri Parivar Trust to commemorate the death anniversary of the founder member of the trust, Guru Mata Bhagwati Devi, on its premises in Phase 6 here today.

Onam celebrated
SAS Nagar, September 2
The Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti celebrated Onam, the main festival of Kerala at Shree Sanathan Dharam Mandir in Phase 4, here today. Capt Sreejit K, ADC to the Governor of Haryana, was the chief guest.



Two stabbed, case registered
Chandigarh, September 2
Two persons were stabbed allegedly by Anil Kumar, Raju and Ramesh in Bapu Dham Colony, here late last night. According to an FIR registered under Sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC, Som Nath and Subhash Chander were injured by the accused after a minor altercation. The injured have been admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 16.

  • Theft cases

  • One arrested

Smack seized from villager
Chandigarh, September 2
The police has seized smack worth thousands of rupees from a resident of Oka village. The police seized 5.28 gm of smack from a person called Surinder who was arrested from Burail village.


Vocational training made him self-reliant
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Gurcharan Singh does not possess a professional degree in automobile technology. But, he presents an example of how one can make it big after undergoing a vocational training course in automobile technology. He completed the course from Government Senior Secondary School at Mani Majra Town in 1995 and is now earning more than Rs 25,000 per month.



Will the committee of no suggestion deliver today?
Chandigarh September 2
The committee constituted by the PU Vice-Chancellor to suggest ways of making the departments of humanities and social sciences centres of excellence in teaching and research has not made a single suggestion in the past six months.


‘Legal service means quick trials’
Chandigarh, September 1
“Millions of persons in India are deprived of access to court due to the cost of litigation and a lack of awareness about their rights. The legal service authorities in India can play a vital role in generating legal awareness among the weaker sections of society,” the Chief Justice of India, Mr Adarsh Sein Anand, said this at the inauguration of a counselling centre in Library Hall of the High Court Bar Association in the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today.
The Chief Justice of India, Dr A.S. Anand, inaugurates the counselling centre at the Punjab and Haryana High Court
The Chief Justice of India, Dr A.S. Anand, inaugurates the counselling centre at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice A.B. Saharia (extreme right), and Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi (second from left) are also seen in the picture. — Photo Pankaj Sharma



Experts discuss Atmajit’s play
Chandigarh, September 2
A discussion on the contents of writer-director Atmajit’s play, Main taan ikk sarangi haan, which was staged in the city about a fortnight ago, was held at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, here today.


Conference on child diseases concludes
Chandigarh, September 2
Any child with jaundice and passing white stool must be referred for a surgical evaluation as this may be due to biliary atresia, which if diagnosed and treated early is curable, says Dr K.L. Narsimhan, an Associate Professor of the Department of Paediatric Surgery, PGI.

Impressive performance by GMCH staff
Chandigarh, September 2
A select audience was treated to a colourful bonanza of skits, songs , folk and western dances at “Sur - taal”, a cultural programme organised by the Sector 32, Government Medical College and Hospital Employees Union at the Tagore Theatre, this evening.

Employees of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital present ‘giddha' at a cultural programme, 'Sur Taal’, in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Employees of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital present ‘giddha' at a cultural programme, 'Sur Taal’, in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Cancer detection camp held
Panchkula, September 2
More than two lakh persons fall to the dreaded disease, cancer, as many as four lakh persons fall in its clutches every year in the country, claimed top cancer experts while interacting with mediapersons at a free cancer detection and awareness camp held at a private hospital in Sector 21, here today.

Engineering complex stone laid
Chandigarh, September 2
The PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, laid the foundation stone of the R.N.Dogra engineering complex on Friday. The complex will house offices of the Superintending Engineer and other officials of the department. At present the various offices of the Engineering Department are located on different places in the campus.



Anu, Akhil win shooting event
Chandigarh, September 2
Anu and Akhil Pahuja shot to first place in the Air Pistol (NR) Junior women and men event respectively, organised here today as part of the Sunday shooting competitions conducted by the Chandigarh Rifle Association here today at Patiala ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25.

  • Ball badminton meet

  • Godrej Club wins

  • Selection trials

  • Ambala Badminton meetTop

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