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Jacob okays botanical garden plan
Special emphasis on medicinal plants
Chandigarh, November 22
The setting up of a unique botanical garden in the periphery of Chandigarh near Sarangpur village was today put on the fast lane when Lt. Gen. JFR Jacob, PVSM (retd.), Governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, gave the final nod to the conceptual plan of the garden.

Panchayat poll notified; nominations from today
Chandigarh, November 22
The Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, here today notified elections to 15 panchayats and six panches for December 8, nominations for which will start tomorrow.

EC cancels MC officials’ transfers
SAS Nagar, November 22
The appointment of Mr K.S. Brar as Executive Officer of the local civic body by the Punjab Government has attracted the attention of the Punjab Election Commission. Mr Brar was recently transferred here from the Giddarbaha civic body.

EC tells police to intensify pre-poll arms confiscation drive
Chandigarh, November 22
The Election Commission of Union Territory, Delhi and Chandigarh has asked the police to intensify its drive for the confiscation of illegal arms and identification of ‘’bad’’ elements.



Student invents quake alarm
Chandigarh, November 22
While his friends are busy having fun, this young student is busy in his practical work in the college laboratory juggling the test tubes and studying chemical reactions. A rare quality indeed these days.

Spice’s legal notice to Reliance
Chandigarh, November 22
The fight between telecom operators here took a new turn today with Spice Telecom today issuing a legal notice to Reliance Engineering, claiming damages of Rs 41 lakh for allegedly cutting its Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) in SAS Nagar yesterday.

UNICEF to sensitise forces in J&K
Chandigarh, November 22
The World Summit for Children conducted under the aegis of UNICEF in January this year revealed startling facts about the plight of children in the world.

‘Schools of learning’ envisaged
If the evolution of education in the right direction is the need of the time, Panjab University has just set itself on the course to fulfil that need. Its envisaged process of evolution is not confined purely to academics.


Peter May‘Healthy criticism improves functioning’
Chandigarh, November 22
Mr D.S. Guru, Secretary, Public Relations, Punjab, today said the government welcome the healthy criticism of its policies as it helps them to take stock of its shortcomings and improve its functioning.

Traffic drive hampers routine police work
Chandigarh, November 22
While the Chandigarh Police has extended its special traffic drive in the city, the local police’s beat system and routine police work is being seriously affected. With personnel from all police stations as well as other units in addition to the traffic staff being deployed on the drive, police stations have been left severely understaffed with just over 38 per cent personnel available for carrying out day-to-day functioning.

Declamation contest on drug abuse
Chandigarh, November 22
As part of the on-going Sher-E-Punjab Lala Lajpat Rai martyrdom fortnight, the Servants of the People Society today organised a declamation contest on drug abuse, HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive child health.

Illegal jhuggis spoiling the face of Panchkula
Panchkula, November 22
A few days ago HUDA carried out a demolition drive here on a large scale, removing all unauthorised jhuggis from HUDA land as well as from the residential areas. This exercise has proved to be a failure. As the event was widely publicised in newspapers, the jhuggi-dwellers got wind of such an exercise in advance and, as such, they dismantled their jhuggis in a systematic way on their own, so that no damage was done to their belongings by HUDA.

Body seeks creation of ‘Greater Chandigarh’
Panchkula, November 22
The Citizen's Welfare Association has again raised its demand for the creation of “Greater Chandigarh”, which will include Panchkula and SAS Nagar.


Two cases of dowry harassment
Chandigarh, November 22
Two cases of harassment for bringing more dowry have been reported to the local police. According to the police, Sector 38 resident Surinder Masih has lodged a complaint against her husband, Shokat Masiah, a resident of Sarsheri village, near Ambala, for harassing and maltreating her. She had been married in December, 1998.


Need to make kids computer literate: Jacob
SAS Nagar, November 22
The Punjab Governor, Lt Gen JFR Jacob (retd), has underlined the need of making children computer literate to enable them to face the challenges in the future. He was speaking at the annual function of Paragoan Senior Secondary School in Sector 71 here today.

IT festival ‘Vision 2002’ at Panjab University
Chandigarh, November 22
An Information Technology festival ‘Vision 2002’ began on Panjab University campus here today.

Activists of PUSU demonstrate outside the Registrar’s office of Panjab University, Chandigarh, demanding extention in the last date of submission of examination fee.PUSU wants last date extended
Chandigarh, November 22
Members of the Panjab University Students Union today staged a dharna outside the Registrar’s office demanding extension in the last date of the forthcoming annual examination.

Activists of PUSU demonstrate outside the Registrar’s office of Panjab University, Chandigarh, demanding extention in the last date of submission of examination fee. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Registration on for science olympiad
Chandigarh, November 22
The registration for participation to the fourth national science olympiad has started, with the mind games due to be held on February 1, 2002. Registration to the event, which has been registering an increased participation over the past four years, will end on December 31.

Students of the Army School, Chandi Mandir, present a group dance at the school’s annual day function on Thursday.Impressive show by Army School children
Chandigarh, November 22
The students of the Army School in Chandi Mandir celebrated their 13th annual day at Manekshaw Auditorium in the military station today. The Major-General Artillery, Western Command, Maj-Gen A.K. Vasudev, who is the chairman of the school management committee, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Students of the Army School, Chandi Mandir, present a group dance at the school’s annual day function on Thursday.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, take part in a rally on national integration in Chandigarh on Thursday. 400 students take part in 'ekta' rally
Chandigarh, November 22
About 400 students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, took part in an ''ekta'' rally organised on the occasion of the National Integration Week.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, take part in a rally on national integration in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Children’s Science Congress from Dec 4
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, will organis 9th State-level Children’s Science Congress on December 4 and 5 at Indira Holiday Home in Sector 24 and Bal Bhavan, Sector 23.

Participants in the cultural evening organised by the Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Patriotism marks cultural evening
Chandigarh, November 22
A riot of colour and a sense of patriotism marked the cultural evening organised by the Government Polytechnic for Women on the occasion of annual prize giving function at the institution auditorium in Sector 10 here this evening.

Participants in the cultural evening organised by the Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

School function


Nagi’s appointment as PGI Dean quashed
Chandigarh, November 22
The appointment of Dr Onkar Nath Nagi, Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to the post of Dean of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, was quashed today by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while allowing the writ petition of Dr (Mrs) Sudha Suri, Professor in the Department of Radiology, in the same institute.

  • Lok Adalat's orders set aside

Hearing adjourned in Beant case
Chandigarh, November 22
Lack of information about the whereabouts of one of the witnesses in the Beant Singh assassination case led to the adjournment of the hearing in the special makeshift room in the Model Burail Jail here today.

Super Bazar staff petition allowed
Chandigarh, November 22
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising the Chief Justice, Mr A.B. Saharya, and Mr Justice V.K. Bali today allowed the Letters Patent Appeal filed by the Central Cooperative Consumer Store (Super Bazar) Chandigarh, at present in liquidation, and others against the judgement of a Single Judge in the writ petition filed by the Super Bazar Chandigarh Employees Union and others.

Bail denied



Oncologists’ conference opens at PGI
Chandigarh, November 22
‘‘Most of the cancer patients of north India come to the PGI for treatment and in the process overburden the facilities at the PGI since except the PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, all other centers in north India are quite poorly equipped having one or two treatment machines only while all the other ancillary equipment is lacking.’’

GMCH employees plan stir
Chandigarh, November 22
Government Medical College and Hospital Employees Union members have decided to hold gate meetings during lunch hour to protest against the suspension of two nurses of the hospital in the case of an incident when during an operation the patient was by mistake operated upon on the neck instead of ear.

150 units of blood donated
SAS Nagar, November 22
As many as 150 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp which was organised on the premises of the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology near here today.


Ace shooter Sabeeha Dhillon makes city proud
Chandigarh, November 22
‘All this was possible due to the hard work and efforts made by my father and former shooter Iqbal Singh Dhillon, coach Col Jagir Singh Dhillon, that I shot final score of 495.5/510 and semi-final score of 393/400”, said Sabeeha Dhillon.

Table tennis championship
Chandigarh, November 22
The Coaching Centre ‘A’ won the team championship when they outclassed the Coaching Centre ‘B’ in the women team championship of the Chandigarh State Table Tennis championship played at Sector 23 hall here today.

  • Cricket tourney


HUDA to be stern with encroachers
Panchkula, November 22
Getting tough with the residents encroaching land in Housing Board colonies, the Haryana Urban Development Authority has finally begun initiating action against the defaulters. Hundreds of notices have been prepared in association with Haryana Housing Board officials, which will be issued to defaulters with in the next two days.

PUDA demolishes 35 structures
SAS Nagar, November 22
The drive to demolish illegal structures in the periphery entered its third day today with the enforcement ( regulatory) staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority axing at least 35 structures in Badmajra and Jhujjhar Nagar (Belolpur) villages.

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