Monday, October 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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No improvement test in Sept: PU
Chandigarh, October 21
A panel of Panjab University has turned down the demand of students that improvement examinations be conducted along with compartment examinations every September.

Only 10 colleges send replies
List of governing body members
Chandigarh, October 21
The reconstitution of the governing bodies of non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh seems a step closer with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, releasing his list of nominees last week.

Laxmana argues with Surpanakha at Panchvati, in a Sector 21 Ramlila in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

‘Sexual harassment going unpunished’
SAS Nagar, October 21
A year ago, a steno-typist in the office of the local civic body had alleged that she had been sexually harassed by two of her colleagues. Now, she has alleged that no action has been taken against the two persons. She denied that she had withdrawn her complaint.





EARLIER STORIES

 

Civic body looks the other way on rahdari
SAS Nagar, October 21
While the issue of abolition of octroi in Punjab is under review by the judiciary, the local civic body appears to have already lost interest in collecting the rahdari on the goods entering Punjab through the town.

Leave the woman alone: court tells parents
Chandigarh, October 21
A local court has come to the rescue of a woman who eloped with her lover and, later, married him. The court has admitted a complaint filed by the woman, a resident of Milk Colony of Dhanas, against her parents, restraining them from interfering in her married life.

Mahender SinghINTERACTIVE
‘Work, not promises, is my motto’
Chandigarh, October 21
The Deputy Mayor, Mr Mahender Singh, representing ward No 13, comprising sectors 27 and 28, who was defeated for Mayorship by his party rival, Ms Harjinder Kaur, recently, is known as a ''doorman'' councillor who goes virtually door-to-door to ask people for suggestions.

Policemen pay homage to their martyrs at the police memorial in Sector 17 on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day, in Chandigarh on Sunday.Police remembers its martyrs
Chandigarh, October 21
A ceremony was held at the Sector 17 police station here to observe the Police Commemoration Day. It was on this day in 1959 that a contingent of police was attacked by Chinese troops, which resulted in 10 policemen getting killed. Since then, the day is observed in all states and union territories to pay homage to policemen who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Policemen pay homage to their martyrs at the police memorial in Sector 17 on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

CVP office-bearer joins Cong
Chandigarh, October 21
The Congress here today indicated withdrawing of taxes levied by the BJP government if voted to power in the forthcoming municipal corporation polls. The party got a boost at the outset of the campaign for the MC elections due in mid-December with the Chandigarh Vikas Party (CVP) senior vice-president, Mr. N. K. Nanda, joining the Congress today.

Girl, you can be Harry’s heroine
Chandigarh, October 21
There is a good news for Bollywood aspirants. Usually, a debutant in the Hindi filmdom cannot expect a decent role, but now, there’s a chance to have it. News has it that director Harry Baweja, who has strong connections with Punjab, is searching for a fresh face for his new film.

 
ALLURING offers on various items of daily use continue to flood city markets. On buying a pair of trouser length, you get six shirts free. Buy a particular brand of tea and get a medium-sized stainless steel bowl. You romp home with one extra cake of bathing soap on buying three.
  • Wildlife week
  • Potential death trap
  • Smart with words
  • Another self?
  • Hoteliers all
  • Parking order
  • “Fauj Hai Mauj”
  • Beautiful, really?
  • “Brown Sahib”
  • Winter chill

   
COMMUNITY

IN FOCUS
Battling drug addiction
SAS Nagar
Naveen Disha, the only drug deaddiction-cum-rehabilitation centre here, run under the guidance of the Punjab Red Cross Society, has not attracted the attention of the state government even when there are reports of an alarming rise in drug addiction in the state.

Samridh Raheja, winner of the healthy baby contest organised at a Chandigarh hotel on Sunday.Samridh wins healthy baby contest
Chandigarh, October 21
Fun and frolic for the kids and the youngsters marked the final day of the kids and youth carnival organised by the Balaji Event Organisers at a city hotel here this evening.

Samridh Raheja, winner of the healthy baby contest organised at a Chandigarh hotel on Sunday.

Residents face water shortage
Panchkula, October 21
Residents of Sectors 14, 15 and 12- A were forced to remain without water till about 8 in the morning.

CITCO organises trip to Kansal forest
Chandigarh, October 21
To mark the launch of its eco-tourism project, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) organised a trip to Kansal forest for children today. Today’s trip was organised in association with the Go Banana Kids Club.

Live demonstrations of bridal make-up techniques in progress at the VLCC, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Demos of bridal make-up
Chandigarh, October 21
Live demonstrations of bridal make-up techniques are on in Sector 8 under the event ‘Solah Shingaar Utsav’. The six-day event begins tomorrow. The demonstrations will be conducted between 4 pm and 6 pm every day.

Live demonstrations of bridal make-up techniques in progress at the VLCC, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Rotaract meet
Chandigarh, October 21
Rotaract Club, Chandigarh, organised the first-ever multi-district inter-city meet titled “Aamantran”, here today at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42.

 
CRIME

Three held for murder
Chandigarh, October 21
With the arrest of three persons, the police here today claimed to have solved a murder case dating back to March 3, 1999. The police today apprehended Inderjit Singh, a resident of Colony No.4, Prem Kumar Yadav of Bapu Dham Colony and Rakesh Kumar, alias Nikki from Darua village here in this connection.

BUSINESS

MARKET PULSE
‘Balanced portfolio must for better returns’
Kasauli, October 21
To get the benefits of security as well as returns on investments, one should have a balanced portfolio, that is investment across a number of sectors. In today’s environment when the market is at the lowest during the last decade, portfolio management assumes even greater importance, said Mr Iqbal Singh, investment adviser, HDFC Bank.

PCO owners’ plea on IT deduction
Panchkula, October 21
The STD/ PCO Union, Panchkula, has said that the deduction of income tax from commission earned by PCO/ STD owners at the rate of 10.2 per cent is unjustified.

 
EDUCATION

Motion against Nabha rejected
Chandigarh, October 21
A special committee of Panjab University has rejected the motion of no-confidence moved against Santokhwinder Singh Nabha, president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council, sources said here today.

Tie-up on IT courses
Chandigarh, October 21
The Society for Promotion of Information Technology, Chandigarh, has tied up with the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) to run its graphics and animation courses, according to Mr Vivek Atray, CEO of the society and Director (IT), Chandigarh Administration.

Bhavan Vidyalaya kids celebrate annual day
Chandigarh, October 21
It was a day of music and melody, rhythm and rhyme, vigour and vitality for the junior students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, who celebrated their annual day function at Tagore Theatre 18 here today.

Girls of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, present kathak at the annual function of the school, in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

 
HEALTH

Conference concludes
Chandigarh, October 21
The 15th annual conference of the North Zone Ophthalmological Society concluded today at the Department of Ophthalmology, GMCH-32, Chandigarh. Prof V.K. Kak, ex-Director Principal, GMCH and Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Administration, presided over the valedictory function of the conference. He said the Department of Ophthalmology was one of the first departments in the GMCH to start postgraduate course.

177 examined at free bone density test camp
Chandigarh, October 21
One hundred and seventyseven persons were examined at a free bone density test camp held at Dr Kamboj’s Hospital in Sector 44 here today. Organised by Panacea Biotech and sponsored by the Senior Citizens Welfare Association the camp was held for the detection of old age changes in bones (osteoporosis).

 
SPORTS

DAV cagers lift trophy
Chandigarh, October 21
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, clinched the third SNOSA Basketball trophy when in the final played here today at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, they overwhelmed Guru Harkishan Model School, Sector 38, by 59-42.

Wrestling meet from today
SAS Nagar, October 21
Prominent wrestlers of Punjab today said the Punjab Government was doing little to promote wrestling in the state. The wrestlers who excelled at the national and international level were not being encouraged by the government, said Sukhchain Singh Cheema, who won two medals in 1974 Asian Games.

Football camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 21
A unique football training programme under the aegis of the Soccer Tech India for children in the 5-8 age group concluded at the Sector 42 stadium here today.

ADMINISTRATION

Admn to take up employees’ demands
Chandigarh, October 21
The Chandigarh Administration has informed a delegation of the Co-ordination Committee of Government and Municipal Employees and Workers, UT, Chandigarh, that the issue of release of bonus and DA to the left out workers would be taken up with the Central Government.
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