Monday, October 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Hi-tech blood centre for city soon
Chandigarh, October 14
The days of patients dying due to non-availability of blood at local government hospitals or because attendants at the PGI’s blood bank have locked it up and gone home at the end of the day may be over sooner than expected. 

PU bends attendance norms for 5 more
Chandigarh, October 14
Panjab University has cleared probably the last lot of students who have attended lectures far less than the 66 per cent required to be eligible for appearing in the university examination.

Sambhar ‘tranquilised’ to death
Chhat Bir, October 14
‘‘Gross negligence’’ on the part of Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park authorities had led to the death of an adult male sambhar due to overdose of tranquilising drug. The healthy animal was tranquilised in violation of the guidelines of the Veterinary Council of India’s Act.
The sambhar that died due to an overdose of the tranquilising drug administered by an unqualified vet at Chhat Bir Zoo on Thursday.
The sambhar that died due to an overdose of the tranquilising drug administered by an unqualified vet at Chhat Bir Zoo on Thursday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

 

 


EARLIER STORIES

 

CBSE’s move gets lukewarm response
Chandigarh, October 14
The latest move of the CBSE to introduce the grading system in evaluating the answersheets of Class X students has drawn a lukewarm response from various quarters. The CBSE Chairman, Mr Ashok Ganguly, who visited the city recently, said the CBSE had taken up this step in order to reduce stress among students.

Paswan to take up SC/ST certificates issue
Chandigarh, October 14
The Lok Janshakti Party President and Union Coal and Mines Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, here today assured the people from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes that he would take up the issue of caste certificate with the Union Home Ministry and Advisor.

Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister, Coal and Mines, waves at the crowd at the Rashtriya Valmiki conference held in Chandigarh on Sunday. On his left is Punjabi pop singer Hansraj Hans. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma



Transported to land of architectural might
Chandigarh, October 14
Let my breath merge with cosmic breath...let my body be done to dust....let self-consciousness lose all meaning and the soul reign supreme .... Liberated, she stood against time and space ...her physical form radiating divine sparks. The feet, the hands, the eyes — all tools of a sacred mission — floated along with the rhythms which filled the ambience of Shantikunj completely, so completely that even applause appeared and sounded misplaced in the gamut of rhythm.


Odissi exponent Madhavi Mudagal (right) and disciple Piyali De perform on the final day of Jhankar series at Shantikunj, Chandigarh, on Sunday.  — Tribune photo

‘Need to create awareness about Copyright Act’
Chandigarh, October 14
There is a need to generate more awareness among people regarding the implications of the breach of the provisions of the Copyright Act which can lead to heavy fines and also imprisonment.

 
COMMUNITY

Badal’s promise fails to ‘light’ up hope
Mullanpur-Garibdas, October 14
Despite promises by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Prakash Singh Badal, during a sangat darshan programme about a month ago here, over 30,000 residents of the area continue to live in darkness as unscheduled power cuts, running into hours, have made their life miserable.

A decorated ‘palki’ of Sai Baba at a procession which was taken out in Chandigarh on Sunday. The procession passed through various parts of the city.
A decorated ‘palki’ of Sai Baba at a procession which was taken out in Chandigarh on Sunday. The procession passed through various parts of the city. — A Tribune photograph

French artistes present a contemporary dance show at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. It was organised by Alliance Francaise and the ICCR.
 — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Minister appeals for donating eyes
Chandigarh, October 14
The Punjab Local Government Minister, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, yesterday made a fervent appeal to people to donate their eyes after death. Speaking at a function organised by Shishu Niketan Modern Senior Secondary School, he told the gathering that there was no better gift one could give to the humankind.

Seminar on human resources held
Chandigarh, October 14
The Chandigarh Panchkula Chapter of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) organised a seminar titled “Human Resources in Changing Business Scenario,” here today.

CTCC directive to party cadres
Chandigarh, October 14
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) here today directed its cadres to be vigilant against any attempt from the BJP to delete names of minorities from voter lists on the pattern of Uttar Pradesh.

Employees’ union holds rally
Kharar, October 14
Employees of PUNWIRE, SAS Nagar, under the banner of the Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union, marched in a procession here today and held a rally, near bus stop, in support of their demands, including the revival of PUNWIRE and payment of the salary of 30 months to the employees.

Conference on electronics design concludes
SAS Nagar, October 14
A two-day national conference-cum-exhibition on “Emerging trends in electronics design and technology” concluded at the CEDTI here yesterday. More than 100 delegates attended the conference and a number of speakers from India and abroad spoke on various emerging technology trends. 

‘Meditate to keep stress at bay’

Chandigarh, October 14
“Meditation is the greatest source of stress and tension-free life. It is the single most powerful medicine. All states of disease of the body and mind are dispelled through meditation”, said Swami Vishvas today after the conclusion of the three-day Vishvas Meditation camp held here.

Vishvas devotees meditate at a camp organised by the Vishvas Foundation on Sunday.

Vishvas devotees meditate at a camp organised by the Vishvas Foundation on Sunday.

300 astrologers attend conference
Chandigarh, October 14
The Akhil Bhartiya Saraswati Jyotish Manch organised the 17th Jyotish Sammelan at Gulati Bhavan, Sector 33, here today.


CHANDIGARH CALLING

Never before has the city seen three big cultural events taking place simultaneously. Much to the delight of art lovers, who had a lot to choose from, Chandigarh had the Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre, the light and sound programme of the Song and Drama division titled Shatroopa at the Circus Grounds and the Jhankar series of dance recitals at Shantikunj going on at the same time (7 pm).

 
CRIME

Vehicle stolen from parking lot
Chandigarh, October 14
Two cases of theft were reported in different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. A moped (CH-01W- 1835) was stolen from Sahib Singh parking lot in Sector 17 yesterday. Also, a scooter (CH-01J-1976) was reportedly stolen from Sector 46.

Double murder case: proceedings on
Chandigarh, October 14
Evidence in the shop double murder case has started in a local court a year after the incident, even as the two prime accused are still at large. Accused Laxman and Mewa Singh had been declared proclaimed offenders by the court last year. The murder took place at a liquor vend of Lada Group in Sector 24 in which— two salesmen were murdered and the accused had decamped with cash worth Rs 54 lakh.

Two gas agency employees held
Panchkula, October 14
The police has arrested two workers of a Sector 7-based gas agency for pilfering gas from LPG cylinders in Sector 2, here this morning. According to police sources, the duo, Hari Om and Nath Babu, were caught red-handed while refilling an LPG cylinder by Mr M.L. Sharma, president of the Sector 2 Residents Welfare Association.

 
EDUCATION

Essay-writing contest results
Chandigarh, October 14
Seventyeight students of classes IX and X from 24 different schools in and around Chandigarh took part in an essay-writing competition which was organised by the State Institute of Education in Sector 32 as a part of the on-going Population Education Week.

VC launches Web site
Chandigarh, October 14
Commemorating the historic day of establishment of Panjab University in 1882, the university launched its website of the IAS Centre, here today.

Students browse Web site of the IAS Centre after it was launched by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Students browse Web site of the IAS Centre after it was launched by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, on Sunday.

NCC training camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 14
A traditional campfire and colourful cultural programme marked the conclusion of the annual training camp of No. 2 Chandigarh NCC Battalion at Barotiwala, near here.

COURTS

Robbery case accused sent in judicial remand
Chandigarh, October 14
All four accused arrested by the city police in a case of robbery were sent in a 14-day judicial remand today by a local court. The accused Kapil Kumar, Rajinder Singh, Harish Kumar and Davneet Singh, impersonated as officials of the Crime Branch and forcibly took away cash and other valuables of a local financier, Mr Bharat Bhushan.

Daily wage staff decry board’s decision
SAS Nagar, October 14
Seeking regularisation of their services in the light of a Punjab and Haryana High Court order, the daily wage employees of the Punjab School Education Board today lamented that the management of the board was unnecessarily linking their case with other writ petitions filed in the court.

 
HEALTH

Lectures on mental health
Chandigarh, October 14
The Servants of the People Society today organised lectures on mental health to observe International Mental Health Day.

Dr N.N. Wig and Dr Savita Malhotra (left) at a lecture on World Mental Health Day at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan on Sunday. It was organised by the Servants of the People Society.
Dr N.N. Wig and Dr Savita Malhotra (left) at a lecture on World Mental Health Day at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan on Sunday. It was organised by the Servants of the People Society.

Nursing exam: officials’ hand in ‘irregularities’
SAS Nagar, October 14
Recent “irregularities” in the examination of the General Nursing and Midwifery course conducted by the Punjab Nursing Registration Council have brought to light the involvement of the staff in running the affairs of the council. Sources in the Health Department said at least four employees were kept on contract in the council in March last year without following the laid procedure.

CME programme at Command Hospital
Chandigarh, October 14
Scientific sessions and guest lectures marked the concluding day of the continuing medical education (CME) programme on geriatric diseases being organised by Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir today.

Medical check-up camp for women
Chandigarh, October 14
Menopause check-up camp for women in their late ‘30s and onwards was organised at Vandana Luthra slimming and beauty clinic here today. Women were provided free consultation and their menopause-related emotional and psychological problems were also tackled at the camp.

 
SPORTS

Ankit shines in aquathlon meet
Chandigarh, October 14
Ankit Kalia and Vaibhab bagged first positions in the junior section of the Aquathlon and Triathlon meet, respectively in the 8th Chandigarh State Triathlon Meet for seniors, juniors and sub-juniors held today at the Panjab University swimming pool. The one-day meet was organised by the Chandigarh State Triathlon Association. It was inaugurated by Mr V.K. Bansal, Chairman, Law Department.

ADMINISTRATION

Small savings scheme popular among senior citizens
Panchkula, October 14
The district administration has invested Rs 41.48 crore under the small saving schemes in the current financial year. Besides this Rs 18.49 crore has been invested by the investors.

Archaeological survey for temple’s renovation
Panchkula, October 14
The Sati Temple is a part of our cultural heritage dating back to hundreds of years and a final verdict on its restoration lies with the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala. A devotee, Mr Vishnu Goyal, has offered to finance the project for the displaced dome of the temple and prepared estimates which have been forwarded to the government for its approval.


The Sati Temple at Mansa Devi shrine complex.

The Sati Temple at Mansa Devi shrine complex.

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