Tuesday, September 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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PU teachers defy UGC norms
Refuse to fill in self-appraisal forms
Chandigarh, September 17
With absolutely no method of self-assessment and appraisal, the Panjab University faculty is virtually not answerable to anyone, not even to itself. 

324 posts of teacher in UT
Chandigarh, September 17
Applications for filling 324 posts of teacher on regular basis are being invited by the UT Education Department. 

Artiste murdered in Panchkula
Panchkula, September 17
Mocking the efforts of the Panchkula police to make the township a secure place to live in, unidentified assailants struck again, killing a 35-year-old mimicry artiste — Jyoti Sharma — here today. 

House burgled in Sec 38 (W)
Chandigarh, September 17
The house of a local businessman was broken into in broad daylight today. The miscreant(s) decamped with Rs 40,000 and gold jewellery.



Sikh council condemns attacks
Chandigarh, September 17
The World Sikh Intellectual Council (a wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal) today condemned the terrorist attacks on US cities in which thousands of innocent lives were lost.

Govt against market panel head?
Chandigarh, September 17
Pressure is being believed to be brought about by the Central Government on one Chandigarh Administration nominee Director in the local Market Committee to help carry a no-trust motion against the Chairman opposed to the evasion of the market fee and the sales tax by a section of the traders.

Hollowness of ban on child labour exposed
Chandigarh, September 17
The Supreme Court directed ban on child labour is being openly flouted in Chandigarh with children seen working in canteens of Panjab University, District Court, shops and several eating joints in the city.

Ban on polythene, a tough task ahead
SAS Nagar, September 17
Implementing the ban on the manufacturing of hazardous quality of polythene bags could be a tough task with economic factors and production volumes favouring the banned quality of the plastic bags.

Japanese envoy calls on Jacob
Chandigarh, September 17
The Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr Hiroshi Hirabayashi, today called on the Punjab Governor Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), who is also the UT Administrator, at the Punjab Raj Bhavan here today. 

Mr Hiroshi Hirabayashi, Ambassador of Japan in India, with the bouquet
Mr Hiroshi Hirabayashi, Ambassador of Japan in India, with the bouquet presented by Ms Neeru Nanda at the inauguration of the Japanese film festival at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd) is also seen in the picture. — Tribune photo 



Sector Scan
Problems galore in Sector 21
Proximity to the Inter-State Bus Terminus has led to the mushrooming of ‘‘unauthorised’’ guest houses in Sector 21. The misuse of residential houses for commercial purposes, including the running of guest houses, is rampant in this sector, which houses some eminent persons from different walks of life.

Panchkula Diary
Face-lift to greet a VIP
The visit of Mr Jaswant Singh, Union Minister of Defence and External Affairs, did a world of good to the city. Roads with pot-holes were recarpeted, over-grown bushes on road dividers were pruned and cleaning up work was taken up on a war footing.

Governor visits memorial site
Chandigarh, September 17
The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), who is also the UT Administrator, today went to the site of the Beant Singh memorial project to see the progress about the completion of the first phase of the project.

BJYM men burn Laden’s effigy
Chandigarh, September 17
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha recently burnt an effigy of the Osama bin Laden for his role in the attacks on the US vital installations.



Contractor hurt in clash
Zirakpur, September 17
One person sustained head injuries when he was attacked by armed persons at Bartana village, near here, today. According to information, Mr Harinder Singh, alias Ghukki, who is providing shuttering material on rent, was allegedly attacked by six armed persons led by Nirmal Singh, a cement dealer, at about 10 am.

Dowry case registered
Chandigarh, September 17
Ms Arjita Dhawan has accused her husband and in- laws of harassment for bringing insufficient dowry and of breach of trust. According to an FIR registered under Section 406 and 498-A of the IP, she alleged that her husband, Vikas Dhawan, her father-in-law, S.P. Dhawan and mother-in-law, Sudarshan Dhawan were harassing her.


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SOPU, PUSU finalise candidates
Chandigarh, September 17
In complete defiance of rules laid down by the Panjab University authorities and the city police for the conduct of election campaigns on the university campus, leaders and supporters of both SOPU and PUSU groups campaigned openly in classes here today.
Table turners or mere supporters, young enthusiasts from GCG-11 take out a rally
Table turners or mere supporters, young enthusiasts from GCG-11 take out a rally in support of their leaders on Monday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Governor to open computer project
Chandigarh, September 17
The Chandigarh Education Department’s prestigious project of introducing computer education in government schools is all set to be launched on September 24. The scheme will be inaugurated by Lieut-Gen J. F.R. Jacob (retd) at Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 16.

Teachers attend seminar
Chandigarh, September 17
Forty teachers from different schools attended a seminar on ‘Insaan Kis Aur’ held at Government High School, Sector 40-A, here today. The Director, NSS, Panjab University, Mr C.L. Narang, inaugurated the seminar. He said people should themselves find a solution to end the rising crime.

PU roll numbers dispatched
Chandigarh, September 17
Panjab University has stated in a press note that the roll numbers of all eligible candidates for BA/BSc/BCom/BBA/BCA first, second and third year/B.Ed, MIL/MA/MSc/MFC (Part I and II) supplementary examinations scheduled to be held in September-October, 2001, commencing on September 27 have been dispatched.

Panjab University results declared
Chandigarh, September 17
Panjab University has declared the re-evaluation results of BA/BSc (IInd year), BA/BSc (IIIrd year) and BCA (IIIrd year) examinations.


SP told to submit rape case to CBI
Chandigarh, September 17
Taking up a petition alleging police inaction in a rape case allegedly involving a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Hisar’s Superintendent of Police to hand over the investigation of the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation.



Of divine melodies and their keepers...
Chandigarh, September 17
Strange as it many sound, but in this very world driven by material pursuits, there is a certain genre which takes comfort in servility. Especially when the question involved is that of serving music — which they call God. This rare class of singers, whom we call Sufi, come across as people from another land — a land where life is treated as a gift from God; a land where God is treated as the beloved.

‘Villa 303’ adjudged best play
Chandigarh, Sept 17
It was a morning dedicated to music, dance and dramatics. Huge participation marked the contests organised in the two fields of debating and dramatics by the respective societies at Government College for Girls, Sector 11.
Students give finishing touches to participants
Students give finishing touches to participants of a play at the freshers’ bash organised at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 


Workshop discusses community medicine
Chandigarh, September 17
The key issues, including the unmet methods of contraception, quality aspect of health services and various other programmes under the Reproductive and Child Health programme, were discussed during the two-day orientation and training workshop which concluded today at the PGI Community Medicine Department.

Workshop on stress management opens
Chandigarh, September 17
A three-day “Destress Aroma” workshop began at the VLCC here today. Ms Rita Juneja, phys-essentialist would conduct the workshop, in which problems arising due to stress, migraine , gout, spondilytis, amnesia etc would be cured through aromatherapy.



3 BRD to clash with CISF for title
Chandigarh, September 17
Defending champions 3 BRD will face the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the final of the Chandigarh State Hockey Championship at the Panjab University campus ground here tomorrow. In the semifinals played here today, the CISF defeated the ITBP, 4-1, with half time score of 2-1. 

Better playing facilities now
Chandigarh, September 17
Participants of the Chandigarh State badminton Championship which is going to begin on September 19 at the Sector 42 indoor badminton hall will surely get better the playing conditions as the surface of all three courts is being made fit for playing.


Admn allots land to gurdwara
Chandigarh, September 17
The Chandigarh Administration is understood to have allotted two kanal plot to Gurdwara Charan Kamal, which was demolished by the anti-encroachment squad recently, in Sector 49 here.

Gurmel is ADC UT
Chandigarh, September 17
The UT Administration has ordered the posting of Mr Gurmel Singh, Controller, Printing and Stationery, as Additional Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh in addition to his own duties.

Parking site auctioned
Chandigarh, September 17
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today auctioned the parking site opposite the District Courts in Sector 17 for Rs 3.40 lakh against the fixed reserve price of Rs 2.20 lakh.

Online billing of water, power
Chandigarh, September 17
The Chandigarh Administration today signed agreements with two leading banks for online billing of electricity and water bills. The agreements were signed by Mr Karan A. Singh, Secretary, Information Technology, with Ms Neena Singh of HDFC Bank and Mr Anan Kumar of ICICI Bank.

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, September 17
In a joint operation, the enforcement wings of the UT Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation today partially removed a sawmill from the MC land in pocket No: 1, Mani Majra, near the old NAC office. The drive will continue tomorrow.

Sensitive installations to be under strict security
Chandigarh, September 17
With a high alert having been declared in the states of Punjab, Haryana and in Chandigarh , the local police has begun an exercise to review the security in various guarded buildings of the city.

MC official dismissed
Chandigarh, September 17
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today terminated the services of Mr Yogesh Chopra, a supervisor of the Sector 16 Rose Club, on charge of misappropriation government money and embezzlement of club funds. An order to this effect was issued by the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, it is reliably learnt.

Water treatment project to cover 384 villages
Panchkula, September 17
A proposal for the watershed areas near Sirsa, Siswan-Budhki, Jainti Devki ki Rao, Patiala Wali, Ghaggar, Sukhna-Dangri and Markanda rivers has been prepared by the District Rural Development Agency.Top

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