Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Politicians to blame for low turnout
Chandigarh, December 10
The concept and functioning of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh during the past five years has met with disapproval from the people, with nearly two-thirds of them refusing to exercise their right to franchise to elect a new House on Saturday.

Human rights? Talk of lost childhood!
Chandigarh, December 10
“Ghar mein to bhookh hi lagti rehti hai. Koi khana khilane vala hai hi nahi. 

Children participate in a candlelight procession on World Human Rights Day in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
—  Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan



UNAWARE OF HUMAN RIGHTS: A five-year-old boy carrying his one-year-old sister begs outside the Main Library of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on World Human Rights Day on Monday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Octroi abolition fails to benefit consumers
SAS Nagar, December 10
Even after 10 days of the abolition of octroi in Punjab, prices of a majority of consumer goods have yet to register any fall. 

Bomb scare at school
SAS Nagar, December 10
A bomb scare at Gyan Jyoti Public School in Phase 2 here, minutes before the start of house examination, created panic among the students and the staff of the school.

A majority of city residents want MC wound up
“UT taking better care of us than councillors”
Chandigarh, December 10
Do the people of Chandigarh need a corporation? If not, why? This question arose because of abysmally low percentage of voting in the Municipal Corporation elections held on December 8. 

Admn to notify power generation scheme soon
Chandigarh, December 10
The Chandigarh Administration will soon be notifying permission to allow local industry to generate its own power by having small captive power generating systems.



Changing face of Chandigarh
This city is no more what it was, the thought flashes through the mind of architect Rajeev Mahajan as he drives past scores of houses with high walls and monotonous gables — the triangular decorative features over doors and windows.

One injured in accident
SAS Nagar, December 10
A major tragedy was averted when a bus of a private school of Kharar collided with a Maruti Zen car (DL-3C-N-4619) at the PCL traffic-lights here last night. The driver of the car, Naveen Goyal, has been admitted to the PGI with serious injuries.

Dental services DG's post upgraded
Chandigarh, December 10
The post of the head of the Army Dental Corps, held by an officer of the rank of a Major-General, has been upgraded with Lieut-Gen J.L. Sharma taking over as the first Director-General of Dental Services, according to a statement issued here today.



Arrested for defacing public property
Chandigarh, December 10
A person has been arrested and two others have been booked for allegedly defacing public property by pasting advertisement posters on an electricity pole near the SGGS College, Sector 26. Mohali resident Sukhdeep Singh was arrested and later bailed out, while a case has been registered against Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Mohali and Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Sector 29, Chandigarh.





Dental courses at Vidya Peeth varsity
SAS Nagar, December 10
Prof D.P. Bhatnagar, Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan Vidya Peeth Dean University, has stated that the university has started a diploma course in dental technicians and chair side dental assistant, which are based on medical studies that indicate a rise in the eye and dental related diseases.

Jacob paints with kids
Chandigarh, December 10
It was Punjab Governor Lt. Gen. JFR Jacob’s hour out with kids of Strawberry Fields, Sector 24, here today where he sang and painted, leaving the premises humming “He’s a jolly good fellow”, and a smile on his lips.
Trying his hand at drawing a face: It was the UT Administrator’s day out with the tiny tots of Strawberry Fields School, Sector 24, in Chandigarh on Monday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Senate to decide Sodhi’s reinstatement
Chandigarh, December 10
The decision to reinstate Mr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, currently under suspension will be taken during the December 29 Senate meeting of the Panjab University.


EC given 4-week deadline on EVMs
Chandigarh, December 10
Disposing of a petition filed by Punjab MLA Ravi Inder Singh seeking directions against the use of electronic voting machines in the next general election, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Election Commission of India to decide his representation, fearing misuse of the machines, within four weeks of receiving a copy of the order.

  • Missing businessman case goes to CBI

  • Principal Secy summoned

Carrier Aircon Ltd penalised
Chandigarh, December 10
The UT Consumer Court has directed Carrier Aircon Limited, 40 Shapur Jatt, New Delhi and Avenue Marketing Private Limited, Sector-32 to pay compensation to former Professor and Chairman, Department of Law, Panjab University, Dr R.K Bangia, for causing harassment to him and for deficiency in its services.



Soothing melodies reign supreme
Chandigarh, December 10
Chandni Arts, in collaboration with Punjab Arts Council and Punjab Sangeet Natak Academi, presented ‘Geeton Bhari Shaam’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here today.


“Protect patients’ rights while nursing”
Chandigarh, December 10
More than 60 nurses from General Hospital Sector 16, Government Medical College, Sector 32, the PGI and INSCOL participated in a panel discussion and lecture session organised by the Trained Nurses Association of India, Chandigarh branch, at the GMCH here today.

Spreading the sunshine of health
Shikha Goyal H
ealthy is beautiful and only a physically fit person can have a sound mind, feels Shikha Goyal of Personal Point (Chandigarh, Panchkula and Ludhiana). Increasing health consciousness among people is good, she says, however, a right approach to good health is more important. However, it is not only her approach to good health that makes Shikha outstanding in her field, but it is her sharp business acumen that has made her successful in a very short time span.



Oriental Insurance badminton meet begins
Chandigarh, December 10
The 5th All India Oriental Insurance Badminton tournament began here with team championships being held today. As many as five zonal teams are taking part in this three-day meet. 

  • Cricket tournament

  • Badminton team

  • Weightlifting trophy

  • Bodybuilding meet

  • Snooker championship


Mangat takes charge today

Eight structures partially demolishedTop

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