Wednesday, October 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Implement Gandhi’s message, says Jacob
Chandigarh, October 2
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said with violence looming large on civilisation, the world was yet to understand the relevance of the message of non-violence of Gandhiji.

The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), weaves thread on a spinning-wheel at Gandhi Smarak Bhavan in Chandigarh on the occasion of Gandhi Jayantion Tuesday. The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), weaves thread on a spinning-wheel at Gandhi Smarak Bhavan in Chandigarh on the occasion of Gandhi Jayantion Tuesday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Grading norms for sports certificates may be changed
Chandigarh, October 2
Existing norms in the policy of grading sports certificates as per the order or merit and importance are likely to undergo a change in Chandigarh.





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A salesman waits for customers in front of a liquor shop in Zirakpur with its shutter half open, despite Tuesday being a dry day on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.You can’t keep tipplers down
Chandigarh, October 2
Several liquor shop owners in the city and its periphery could not control the temptation to make some quick bucks by keeping their vends open on the birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is observed as a dry day.

A salesman waits for customers in front of a liquor shop in Zirakpur with its shutter half open, despite Tuesday being a dry day on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
— Tribune photo Karam Singh

PGI’s appeal against compensation admitted
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, headed by Mr Justice D.P. Wadhwa yesterday admitted an appeal filed by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research against the decision of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, whereby a compensation of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5000 as litigation costs were awarded to Mr Devendra Kumar Sharma on account of alleged medical negligence and stated deficiency in service.

Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, HP, at Fortis Health Care Institute in SAS Nagar on Tuesday.Fortis impresses Dhumal
SAS Nagar, October 2
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, inaugurated one of the private wards of the Fortis Health Care Institute in Sector 62 here today.

Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, HP, at Fortis Health Care Institute in SAS Nagar on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Massive turnout on last day of samagam
Ratwara Sahib, October 2
A massive turnout marked the fourth and concluding day of the 11th annual samagam of the Vishav Gurmat Ruhani Mission here.

Sant Waryam Singh, founder President of the Vishwa Gurmat Ruhani Mission, addresses the concluding session at Ratwara Sahib on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Making yoga, meditation compulsory for medicos
Chandigarh, October 2
Meditation and yoga training have been made a compulsory part of the curricula for students of the MBBS and Nursing courses at the Himalayan Institute of Research and Medical College, Dehra Dun, says Mr Vijay K. Dhasmana, Chairman of the Managing Committee of the institute, maintaining that efforts are being made for developing complementary medicine by assimilating the best of the allopathic, homoeopathic and ayurvedic systems.

Can police tackle cyber crime?
Chandigarh, October 2
The Economic Offences Wing of the city police is facing a grave challenge from the emerging trends in white collar crime. With the citizens finding new avenues of making a quick buck, the police is finding the going tough.

Gurdwara heads told to be on alert
Chandigarh, October 2
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, today convened a meeting of representatives of various gurdwaras in the city in order to ease out tensions arising out of burning of birs in a gurdwara at Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday night.

 
COMMUNITY

Nada Sahib Gurdwara to be renovated
Panchkula, October 2
The Nada Sahib Gurdwara, a historical Sikh shrine near here is all set for a facelift, with the gurdwara management committee having approved an elaborate renovation plan for the shrine building.

Killings in Srinagar condemned
Chandigarh, October 2
The All-India Anti-terrorist Front today condemned the terrorist attack outside the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly yesterday in which nearly 30 persons were killed, according to Mr Ajay Joshi, a spokesman of the front. A meeting of the front was held under the presidentship of Mr Pardeep Chhabra in which they expressed sympathy for the families of victims.

Five anganwari workers given awards
Chandigarh, October 2
State-level awards for outstanding performance were given to five anganwari workers — Ms Mohinder Kaur, Ms Sarita, Ms Gursharan Kaur, Ms Asha and Ms Jagdeep Kaur — by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at Bal Bhavan here today.

BJP stresses need for unity
Chandigarh, October 2
The first meeting of the newly appointed ad hoc committee of the Chandigarh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party held here today stressed the need for maintaining and strengthening unity.

SIMI should be crushed: Bajrang Dal
Chandigarh, October 2
The Bajrang Dal said here yesterday that anti-national organisations like the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) should be crushed.

Victoria Cross winner’s wife cremated
SAS Nagar, October 2
Joginder Kaur, the 75-year-old widow of Victoria Cross winner Nand Singh, who died at Command Hospital in Chandimandir yesterday, was cremated here today.

City has big potential for tourism: study
Chandigarh, October 2
Samadhaan, a pressure group for social justice, has said it had conducted a survey of the city and has found that it has a tremendous potentials for tourism.

Inmates of Modern Burail Jail undertake yoga on the jail premises in the evenings. Yoga panacea for Burail jail inmates
Chandigarh, October 2
“I used to miss members of my family and could not sleep at night for many months. I had been suffering from tension. I joined yoga classes a few months back. It changed me completely,” says Naveen Kumar an inmate of Modern Burail Jail, who has been practising yoga on the premises of the jail.

Inmates of Modern Burail Jail undertake yoga on the jail premises in the evenings. — Photo Karam Singh

Two killed in accidents
Dera Bassi, October 2
Two persons were killed in two accidents in this subdivision in the past 24 hours.

Labourer crushed to death in Panchkula
Panchkula, October 2
A 22-year-old labourer was crushed to death after being hit from behind by an unidentified car at the Sector 10-15 crossing near HUDA Colony in Sector 10 here today.

Black Buck buried
Chhat Bir, October 2
A male black buck, which was found dead in an enclosure in the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park in Monday, was buried without conducting post-mortem in the zoo premises, today.

 
CRIME

Four thefts reported in City
Chandigarh, October 2
Four cases of theft have been reported at different parts of the city during the past 24-hours. Sandeep was nabbed while stealing two copper rods from a shop in Sector 22- B.

Bid to steal mobike

BIZ CLIP

 
EDUCATION

Research yes, increment no
Chandigarh, October 2
The UT Education Department is at it again. The office of the Director Public Instruction (Colleges) is about to deny the right to advance increments to college lecturers with research degrees.

Mature minds convey class
Chandigarh, October 2
A very different form of art is in evidence at the Sukhna Lake these days. Under the banner of the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA), fourth children’s community theatre festival, a lot of sense is being conveyed with every passing day.A veritable treat for children of Strawberry Fields as they enjoy the new play station installed at the school in Sector 24 of Chandigarh.

Multiple play station for kids
Chandigarh, October 2
Last week was special for children at Strawberry Fields Kindergarten. A multiple play station was added to the school’s outdoors.

A veritable treat for children of Strawberry Fields as they enjoy the new play station installed at the school in Sector 24 of Chandigarh.

Explore nature, students toldStudents participate in a function to mark the wildlife week celebrations at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, October 2
For creating awareness, more than 400 students from different government schools participated in the ‘wildlife conservation walk’ flagged off by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) at the Leisure Valley, here today. Nearly 300 students also took a pledge to provide grains and water to birds as a part of the national wildlife prevention week celebrations at S.D. High School here.

Students participate in a function to mark th
e wildlife week celebrations at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Counselling postponed

Decision flayed

COURTS

Allow career benefits to ex-servicemen: CAT
Chandigarh, October 2
Holding ex-servicemen entitled to the benefit of in situ promotions, the Central Administrative Tribunal, in a significant judgement, has quashed an order insofar as it denied the benefit of a career advancement scheme to the re-employed ex-servicemen.

 
CULTURE

A festival of realistic theatre
Chandigarh, October 2
With serious theatre now knocking at the doors of the city like never before, its intellectual foundation is sure to improve. This time the much-needed breather of realistic theatre is coming from the Haryana Cultural Welfare Department, which is all set to organise a six-day theatre festival at Tagore Theatre, beginning October 7. Though a little delayed after the such festivals in Kurukshetra and Hissar some years back, the show will be back with the promise to unleash the process of self-analysis at the level of viewers.

Recital cancelled

HEALTH

Workshop on disability management concludes
Chandigarh, October 2
Medical officers were introduced to various aids and appliances available to rehabilitate the disabled suffering from hearing impairment and locomotors disabilities on the concluding day of the three-day workshop on Orientation Training of Medical Officers to Disability Management held at the Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Conference on hepatitis viruses
Chandigarh, October 2
The Department of Hepatology, PGI, will organise a conference on October 7 at its lecture theatre complex.

 
SPORTS

Aashi, Rahul win cycling meet
Chandigarh, October 2
Aashi of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in below-16 year girls section and Rahul Anand of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, in below-12 boys section, emerged winners in the massed start races conducted by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association here today at the Sukhna lake circuit.

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