Sunday, September 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Proposal on retrieving corneas approved
Go-ahead on eye removal in case of accidental deaths
Chandigarh, September 15
To facilitate efforts of the eye banks in retrieving corneas from deceased, the Union Health Ministry has approved a proposal where by eyes could be removed from all accidental death victims during postmortem without consent.

COME COME BARBIE, LET’S GO PARTY: The delightful foursome of the international Dutch pop group Vengaboys sport garlands at their arrival in Hotel Mount View in Chandigarh on Saturday. COME COME BARBIE, LET’S GO PARTY: The delightful foursome of the international Dutch pop group Vengaboys sport garlands at their arrival in Hotel Mount View in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Political leaders support Punwire staff’s demands
SAS Nagar, September 15
Leaders of different political parties and trade unions have threatened to take the agitation by the Punwire Employees Union to every corner of Punjab if the state government failed to redress the demand of the employees.



Burglars strike in Sec 11 house
Chandigarh, September 15
Burglars decamped with jewellery and cash worth over Rs 80,000 from a house in Sector 11 here. The owner of the house, Mr Gurbachan Singh, came to know about the theft this evening. According to police sources, burglars entered the house after breaking the rear door and took away jewellery worth Rs 68,000 and Rs 12,000 in cash.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme launched in Sec 8
Chandigarh, September 15
A Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has been launched in Sector 8 by the UT Inspector General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi.

Blood banks should ‘transact’ safely
Chandigarh, September 15
With an aim to make blood safe for transfusion and monitoring quality and quantity of blood and blood products, the PGI Transfusion Medicine Department today organised a one day CME in transfusion medicine.


Western Command celebrates Raising Day
Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, PVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command, takes the salute at the 54th Raising Day of the Western Command in Chandi Mandir on Saturday.
Chandigarh, September 15
A solemn wreath laying ceremony marked the celebrations of the 54th Raising Day of the Western Command at Chandi Mandir Cantonment near here today.

Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, PVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command, takes the salute at the 54th Raising Day of the Western Command in Chandi Mandir on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

‘Pending works will soon be finished’
Chandigarh, September 15
The Municipal Councillor, Ms Kamala Sharma, has been posed several uncomfortable questions by residents of her ward who expect an answer from her.

Ominous 11
Chandigarh, September 15
What has number “11” to do with the terrorist attacks on the USA? Mr NG Singh, an alumunus of Punjab Engineering College now settled in the USA, in an e-mail to his friend Jaspal Bhatti, has linked number “11” to the world’s biggest-ever terrorist attack.

Girl found dead
Panchkula, September 15
A 16-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the toilet of her house in the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board’s colony in Sector 14 here today.

Man jumps to death
Chandigarh, September 15
Jai Singh, a 30-year-old resident of Mandi District in Himachal Pradesh, today ended his life by jumping from the advanced training centre (APC) building in the PGI here this morning. The man was said to be suffering from some depression.

Ill-equipped fire service
SAS Nagar
The municipal fire brigade here, the only one in Ropar district, does not possess the equipment that can enable it to tackle a major blaze. It is ill-equipped to tackle a big chemical fire or flames in a high-rise building.

CM urged to hold ‘sangat darshan’
Chandigarh, September 15
A meeting of various residents’ welfare associations of Naya Gaon & Kansal was held at Naya Gaon, near here, today at which the problems of residents were discussed. The associations appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to hold a “sangat darshan” programme at Naya Gaon to solve on the spot genuine problems of the residents, Mr Rajinder Rana, convener of the meeting, said in a statement.

Mehndi is more popular than Daler.
Mehndi is more popular than Daler.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Meeting the ‘mehndi’ craze
Jeans, sleeveless tops, mattle lipstick, nailpolish and mehandi adorned hands. They all mark the fashion of city girls. Gone are the days when mehndi used to be only part of a bridal make-up or used to adorn the palms of married women on religious occasions.

3 selected for Khana Khazana finals
Chandigarh, September 15
Excitement was writ large on their cheerful faces as three participants, out of the 10 shortlisted, were declared best of the best during Khana Khazana cookery contest held at Hotel Parkview in Sector 24 here today.

TOI Resident Editor bereaved
Chandigarh, September 15
Mr S.P. Varma, father of Mr Dinesh Kumar, Resident Editor, Times of India, Chandigarh, who died after an illness, was cremated here today. The funeral was largely attended.


20 kg of poppy husk seized, 2 held
Chandigarh, September 15
The local police seized 20 kg of poppy husk from two persons, both residents of Mohi village in Ludhiana district here yesterday. According to police sources, 9.5 kg of poppy husk was seized from Kamaljit Singh and 10.5 kg was seized from Hardeep Singh.


New apparel line launched
Chandigarh, September 15
If you thought Nike was just about the coolest footwear, its time to think again. Drop into the nearest Nike store and check out the Fall 01 Apparel line. The line is aimed at bodies in motion-men and women on the move and high on energy, with an unputdownable zest for life.


Teachers uneasy over new library rules
Chandigarh, September 15
Voice of dissent is being raised by city government college lecturers against new rules laid down by the Director Public Instruction (colleges) for the use of college libraries by students and faculty members in these colleges.

Inter-house competitions in DAV-15
Chandigarh, September 15
Inter-house competitions, including dumb charades, just a minute, flower decoration and many others were held at DAV Model School, Sector 15 here today.

Cheating case against institute
Chandigarh, September 15
The local police today registered a case of cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy against Global Mediascripts Infotech, Sector 35, for the institute’s alleged failure to provide “promised” monthly stipend of Rs 1,000 each, quality education, trained and certified faculty and other facilities to the students.

Ensuring peaceful student elections
Panjab University has chalked out precautionary measures to prevent interference in the normal functioning of the university, particularly in view of the forthcoming elections to the Campus Students Council scheduled for September 21.

When students were tension-free
Chandigarh, September 15
Flipping through the newspaper, the Principal of Sector 46 Government College, Mr D.P. Singh, is struck by a small report sandwiched between two special stories. His eyes widen with disbelief, and horror, as he reads about another suicide by a student in the city.

‘Education scene witnessing change’
Chandigarh, September 15
Education scenario in the country is witnessing a definite change due to changed priorities. Students, besides seeking regular university degrees, a more clear and are for additional qualifications in their bag. Information technology has a very big share in this direction.

Concept of ‘total education’ propounded
Chandigarh, September 15
The national president of the Bharat Vikas Parishad(BVP), Justice Mr Rama Jois, today propounded the concept of “total education” encompassing intellectual, mental and physical education for the development of the nation.

400 participate in Camel Colour Contest-2001
Zirakpur, September 15
As many as 400 students participated in the All-India Camel Colour Contest-2001 held at Kendriya Vidyalya High Ground Air Force Station, Chandigarh, near here today.

‘Small savings a matter of habit’
Chandigarh, September 15
The National Savings Organisation of Punjab and Chandigarh celebrated ‘Sanchayika Day’ in collaboration with the Directorate of Small Savings in the Sector 18 Government Model Senior Secondary School for Girls here today.

  • Prizes for three schools


MC not to shift offices; appeal to HC okayed
SAS Nagar, September 15
The local Municipal Council today gave clearance for the filing of an appeal in the Punjab & Haryana High Court against the decision of the Ropar Additional District Judge in a case relating to the vacation of the premises occupied by the council in Phase VII here.

6-month RI in milk adulteration case
Chandigarh, September 15
The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, today sentenced a resident of Mani Majra to six months’ rigorous imprisonment in a case of food adulteration.

  • Bail granted


Jazzy B Punjabi pop is king: Jazzy
Chandigarh, September 15
Jazzy B, the UK-based Punjabi pop singer, who shot into fame in India with his album ‘Surma’, has come out with another dance album ‘Oh Kehri’. At a press conference in the Chandigarh Press Club here today, Jazzy B said commercialisation of Punjabi music had helped it cross state boundaries, with the result that Punjabi pop music now reigned over a major part of the world.

Entertainment unlimited by Jassi
Panchkula, September 15
It was entertainment unlimited as Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi left the crowd at the Gymkhana Club asking for more at a cultural evening organised for the members here today. It was for the first time that Jassi performed in Haryana.Sukhdev Sukha, Punjabi pop star from Canada, performs in

Fragrance of ‘dhol’ has brought him here
Chandigarh, September 15
His life is a matter of rhythm — a rhythm which he has consciously guarded across the seven seas. The passion for music has finally brought him closer to his soil, which he now wants to nurture with the manure of his music. May be an umpteenth in the line of Punjab pop singers, Sukhdev Sukha sounds confident of managing attention in a short span.

Sukhdev Sukha, Punjabi pop star from Canada, performs in 
Planet M, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Music and celebration — that’s his bargain
Chandigarh, September 15
This one has some fraction of that hard-to-find-intensity. Or perhaps it seems so...And this despite just 23 years backing him. Although relating age with depth is not absolutely justified, but as they say, “experience comes with age.”

A soulful rendition by Prof Bali
Chandigarh, September 15
The city audience was surely blessed today to hear the recital of a great musician, who, for once, does not come from any musical gharana. After rising from the scratch, Prof Baldev Singh Bali today has nothing less than a Padma Vibhushan to glorify his name. Despite the success, the musician, however, remains as humble as ever, acknowledging that “he is no guru. He is still a disciple.”


Workshop on child health begins
Chandigarh, September 15
To orient faculty members of community medicine departments of various medical colleges in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana on newer aspects on Reproductive Child Health (RCH), a two-day workshop began in the PGI today.


A sportswoman shows spirit
After this week’s terrorist attacks on US cities, many Indians remained glued to their TV sets or telephones for any clue to the welfare of their near and dears ones in the USA. Former badminton player of Chandigarh, Kiran Chahal (now Dhillon after her marriage) was one sportswoman who rang up her mother in Chandigarh to relieve her of the anxiety and to say that she had been given the task of tending the injured in St Vincent’s Catholic Health Centre, New York, where she is doing her post doctoral degree in medicine.


GCG-11 win softball tourney
Chandigarh, September 15
Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Softball (women) Championship. MCM DAV College for women, Sector 36, GGS College for Women, Sector 26, and Panjab University campus, were placed at second, third and fourth positions respectively.

  • Cricket meet

  • Selection trials

Foundation stone of golf course laid
Panchkula, September 15
The Union Defence and External Affairs Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, laid the foundation stone of an 18-hole golf course, adjacent to the Ghaggar in sector 3 here.

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