Thursday, January 31, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Civil Surgeon holds probe into patient’s death
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 30
The Ropar Civil Surgeon is inquiring into the death of a 28-year-old resident of Saini Majra village, Kulwant Kaur, who died on the way to the PGI here today.

Kulwant Kaur, wife of Mr Baljinder Singh was declared brought dead at the PGI emergency and a medico-legal report was prepared. The body of Kulwant Kaur has been sent to the PGI mortuary and was not handed over to her husband and sister-in-law who were accompanying her.

Kulwant Kaur had reportedly been operated upon for a tubectomy at Kurali Civil hospital from where she had been referred to the PGI. However, the doctors on emergency duty at the PGI found her clinically dead.

Kulwant Kaur reportedly belonged to a financially backward family and is survived by her husband and three children.

A police official stated that a case of negligence against Kurali Civil Hospital doctors can only be registered if the next of kin gave a statement to this effect.



Workshop on education for adolescent girls
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 30
The three-day workshop on ‘Family education for adolescent girls’ ended at the YWCA, Sector 11, here today.

Organised by the YWCA as part of their annual project FLAG (Family Life Education for Adolescent Girls), was inaugurated on January 28 by Dr Inderjit Walia, Principal, College of Nursing, PGI, with a lecture on health awareness for adolescents.

Dr Ashoo carried out a medical check-up of the participants who were from the city’s colonies. Volunteers and MSc students of the college of Nursing covered separate topics each day with the participants.

A written test for the participants was conducted today. Ms Brijinder S.D. Singh, officiating secretary, asked the girls to make use of the knowledge gained and to spread it around them. Dr M.C. Mamgain, Senior Adviser, YWCA, gave away certificates to all the participants and congratulated the YWCA management for their work towards empowerment of women.



UT school athletics meet concludes
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 30
Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, bagged the overall championship in boys and girls sections, respectively in the UT Inter-school Athletic Championship concluded here today at the Sports Complex, Sector 7.

In the today’s events, the winners were, under-19 boys — Narinder in hammer throw, Sanjeev in 100 metres and SPS-41 in 4x100 metres relay. In the under-17 boys: Uday Kant was first in 3000 metres, Manoj in 100 metres while Surinder secured first position in 100 metres in under-14 section.

In girls section, Bwandeep won first place in 100 metres in under-19, while Manpreet in under-14 girls section. Demango bagged the first place in 100 metres in under-17 section, while Mohinderjeet Kaur in under-19 section in the 3000 metres event.

Shweta, Balraj to lead

Shweta of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, and Balraj of DAV Senior Secondary school, Sector 8, will lead the UT school (under-19 ) girls and boys basketball team which will take part in the 47th edition of the National school games to be held at Patiala from January 31 to February 5. The team are: Girls — Shweta, Amandeep Kaur, Varsha, Bandna, Anita, Kanchan, Harneet, Rohini, Sandhya, Neha Kohli, Shriya Singh and Harjit Kaur; and (boys) — Balraj, Rajinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Opinder Sharma, Sunil Yadav, Hardeep Singh, Nitin Kumar, Parminder Singh, Harsimran Singh, Gursharandeep singh, Sunny Sharma and Sunil Sharma.

Manjit Singh, Paramjit Singh and Ms Paramjit Kaur will accompany the team as officials.

Meanwhile, the parents of five boys in a representation to the Secretary, UT Education Department, have alleged the unfair selection procedure adopted in the basketball boys selection for the games. In a copy of the same to this newspaper, they alleged that the boys were asked to attend a coaching camp from January 22 at GMSSS-33 but no coach ever visited the centre who could coach these probables. Now the players which have been selected ( four of them) never attended the above camp but were selected by-passing the deserving ones.

They have also charged the education department by deliberating delaying the final selection and it was done at the 11th hour today only at last moment whereas the team was to leave at 3 pm today for Patiala. Moreover, it was also alleged that players for other games were selected few days back, but in this sport just to accommodate few influential ones, this delay was caused. A parent also told this reporter that the Education Department officials were asking those not selected that they should go and study this time since they had already played for school nationals last year. Parents have demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter.

Kho-kho meet

Guru Harkishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, in the girls section while SGGS Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in boys section emerged winners in the kho-kho event of the sports meet organised by the UT Sports Department here today. Dr Amarpal Singh, Director, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, UT gave away the prizes.

Sports meet

Panjab University, Chandigarh, and DAV College, Sector 10, won their respective matches with ease in the Panjab University inter-college inter zonal volleyball tournament played here today at the Panjab University grounds. In the inter-college hockey event for women, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, lost to Government College for Women, Ludhiana, 0-2.



Mohali council in fix over tubewells
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, January 30
The local Municipal Council is in a fix regarding the taking over of tubewells sunk by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board in various parts of the town.

Only one of the five tubewells sunk by the board is giving the estimated water discharge. In the case of other four tubewells, the water discharge is far below the estimates, adversely affecting the supply position.

The board had sunk the tubewells following a demand by the Public Health Department in Phases IIIA, V, VII (two tubewells) and IX. These areas face a water shortage.

According to an official estimate, each of the four tubewells (in Phases IIIA, V and VII) were to give a water discharge of 15,000 gallons per hour. The one in Phase IX was to give a discharge of 10,000 gallons.

However, the Executive Engineer of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Ropar, stated in a letter of January 9 that the water discharge without sand came to 5,500, 7,500, 6,000, 7,500 and 10,000 gallons per hour in the case of the tubewells in Phases IIIA, V, VII and IX, respectively. The discharge was far below the estimated figures except in the case of the Phase IX tubewell.

The Executive Engineer further said that the condition of the subsoil strata in Phases I to VII was not proper and as such the tubewell discharge was inadequate.

The Executive Engineer of the Public Health Department, Mr S.S. Ghuman, said was up to the civic body to decide whether they would be taking over the new tubewells. Once the council took over the tubewells the Public Health Department would be running them as the responsibility of supplying water to most parts of the town vested with the department.



Contest to design Mohali MC office
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, January 30
The local Municipal Council is likely to clear a proposal to organise a contest of architects for designing its new office building.

The council has been allotted 1.10 acres in Sector 68 here for constructing its offices. The council offices have been functioning on rented premises in Phase VIII for the past several years, leading to wastage of funds.

It has been proposed that architects recognised by the Council of Architects and having a minimum of 10 years experience should be invited to the design contest. Those who present the top three designs should be given awards by the council.

The council, which is likely to clear the matter at its meeting on February 4, proposes to invite tenders from these three top designers. The lowest quotation will be accepted and the work assigned.

A sub-committee is likely to be constituted to judge the designs. The council meeting is also scheduled to take a decision on the amount of entry fee for the contest and the awards.



Malba sites earmarked
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 30
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has earmarked two sites in the township for disposing of malba when constructing new buildings.

These sites have been earmarked in Sector 23 Part II and Sector 6 of the Mansa Devi Complex. These are depressed sites and all residents have been directed to ensure that the malba is disposed of here and not at the road side.

This was disclosed at a meeting called by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, to discuss the sanitation in the township here today. She also directed the officers of HUDA, the Municipal Council and the SDM, Panchkula, to ensure that the ban on polythene was strictly implemented, especially in kisan mandis.


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