Monday, January 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India 

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Paid parking from today, despite opposition
Chandigarh, January 6
While various local political parties are gearing up to oppose the paid parking introduced in the city for the first time, parking contractors flexed their muscles to enforce the paid parking in Sectors 17, 9 and 8 from tomorrow.

PGI nod to research on wheat grass for thalassaemics
Chandigarh, January 6
For the 340 children suffering from thalassaemia and receiving blood transfusion every three weeks at the PGI’s special ward to sustain life, even a small ray of hope is reason enough to smile. 

Draft paper on health policy ignores pharmacists
Chandigarh, January 6
The draft paper of the National Health Policy, 2001, does not refer to the services of pharmacists in healthcare delivery and management which is tantamount to ignoring a very big segment of actual healthcare managers in the country.





The area adjacent to the Sector 31 petrol station in Chandigarh has been inundated on account of a massive fissure in the drinking water supply pipe.
The area adjacent to the Sector 31 petrol station in Chandigarh has been inundated on account of a massive fissure in the drinking water supply pipe. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Universal Film Academy gets going
Auditions for first DD serial on Jan 12 and 13
Chandigarh, January 6
When the Indian wing of the Union Financial Corporation of the USA, the house that funds international films, promised an active launching-pad for the city youth some time back, the belief in its commitment did not come easy.

Cut tree, install stone, remove...
Chandigarh, January 6
A full-grown tree was sacrificed just eight days ago to make space to lay down the foundation stone of the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies on the Panjab University campus. But it seems that the sacrifice too went waste as the stone, according to sources in the PU, was removed and has been kept at a ‘safe’ place.

Much to the relief of the general public, employees of the Chandigarh Administration will be deprived of at least seven holidays during this calendar year. This means a little more work for the babus besides reducing the number of closed days from 23 to 16. This is other than the weekend closure on Saturday and Sunday.
  • New Year and cold wave

  • Power cuts

  • Bedecked buses

  • To strike or not to!

  • Una connection

  • Vermi-compost

  • In the dark

  • Carry on, doctor

  • Tailpiece


‘Sahayta’ to cancer patients

Chandigarh, January 6
“There is a limit to cure, no limit to care” This is the motto of 40 men and women of the city. Sahayta, a city-based charitable society caring for cancer patients is an emotional support group which has been working for the past five years with cancer patients at the PGI.

Members and supporters of ‘Sahayta’, a support group for cancer patients.

Members and supporters of ‘Sahayta’, a support group for cancer patients.

Congress Councillor in tight spot
Chandigarh, January 6
Mr Balraj Singh, is a graduate. He joined the Congress during the Emergency in 1975 and by 1983, became Joint Secretary of the Youth Congress of the local unit. He remained chairman of the SC and ST cell of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee for 10 years apart from being joint secretary and general secretary in the District Congress Committee.

Air Cmde Prasher heads AeSI
Chandigarh January 6
The Air Officer Commanding No. 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Cmde S. B. Prasher, has been elected chairman of the Chandigarh chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI).

UT staff to strike work on Jan 9
Chandigarh, January 6
In response to a call from the Chandigarh UT Subordinate Services Federation, the Federation of UT Employees and Workers and the Federation of the UT (INTUC) employees and workers of the Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation will go on a four-hour pen-cum-tool-down strike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 9 in protest against he alleged dilly-dallying attitude of the UT Administration and the Union Government towards their demands.

Doctor with passion for music
ITH your feet on the ground, keep reaching for the stars — with this maxim in mind, Dr Ashwani Kumar, after doing his bachelor’s degree in ayurvedic medicine, is all set to release his maiden Punjabi pop album “Sajna”.


16-yr-old duped of ornaments
Chandigarh, January 6
Two unidentified persons reportedly duped a 16-year-old schoolboy of several gold ornaments belonging to his mother. According to sources, Arun Sharma, a +1 student of Government Model School, Sector 16, was proceeding to Sector 22 on foot from his residence in Sector 23 when a person accosted him asking for directions.

Ropar resident held with opium
Panchkula, January 6
The police has arrested a person from near the Johluwal bus stand in Pinjore and recovered 10 gm of opium from him. This brings into focus the fact that the township as well as Chandigarh are becoming the gateways for drug trafficking from the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

Theft in shop near Aroma
Chandigarh, January 6
Thieves decamped with between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh and belongings from the premises of Mr Naresh Malhotra, the owner of Malhotra Stationers, near Aroma Hotel here.


Marketing services unit opened
Chandigarh, January 6
Mr Surinder Singh, Senior Deputy Mayor, inaugurated Sky Baz Marketing Services, which will provide items of household needs at discounts as high as 50 per cent to its members.

BP’s tick and win contest concludes


  • New store

  • Ladies’ bags


Seminar on IT courses
Chandigarh, January 6
The computer hardware industry holds tremendous scope, with various multinational companies coming in this field in the country. Mr Parveen Kumar, training officer, said this while addressing a seminar on information technology (IT), hardware and networking organised by the Institute of Indian Hardware Technology (IIHT), in Sector 34 here today.

Over 160 get scholarships
Panchkula, January 6
The seventh annual function of Shivalik Foundation was held here today. The function was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora.


Hues of life filter through poets’ words
Chandigarh, January 6
The poetic symposium organised as part of the ongoing book fair at Circus Grounds, Sector 17, was all about the varied colours of life. The show started late but was good enough to wipe off pent-up annoyance.

Befitting tribute to Gadar activists
Chandigarh, January 6
The two plays by Gursharan Singh at Gadari Baba Sohan Singh Bahkna Memorial cultural programme held at Tagore Theatre today, were a tribute to the indomitable spirit of freedom fighters. Staged under two titles — “Tamar Patra” and “Gatha Gadari Gulab Kaur di” — the plays underlined the need to value hard-earned freedom.

Artists perform in a play at Gadri Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna Yaadgari annual function in Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Gurmeet Saajan Captivating performance by Gurmeet Saajan
Chandigarh, January 6
Gurmeet Saajan may be a familiar face for Punjabi TV viewers but little has been known about his singing talent until now. He captivated the audience with his powerful voice during a musical show organised to launch him as a singer in front of a select audience at Musafir Auditorium in Sector 24 here this evening.

Dance bonanza by young enthusiasts
Chandigarh, January 6
About 60 participants of various age groups took part in the ‘Dancer of the Year’ organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 here today.


135 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, January 6
A free medical camp was organised on the campus of Bal Niketan Senior Model School, Sector 37, here today, in which 135 patients were examined for hypertension and diabetes, besides general check-up.


2001 saw Dev Samaj girls in top form

Chandigarh, January 6
IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School is one of the few schools which have done exceedingly well during the year 2001 in various disciplined sports. Earlier, the school competed in events of basketball only.

The under-14 basketball team of IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, which had participated in the UT Inter-School Baskteball Meet.

The under-14 basketball team of IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, which had participated in the UT Inter-School Baskteball Meet.

Rajeshwari wins single scull event
Chandigarh, January 6
Rajeshwari cornered glory in the single scull event of the Chandigarh State Rowing Championships, 2002, which concluded here this evening at the Sukhna Lake.

Winners of the Chandigarh State Rowing Championships that concluded at the Sukhna Lake on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Winners of the Chandigarh State Rowing Championships that concluded at the Sukhna Lake on Sunday.


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