Monday, February 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Villagers crave for safe drinking water
Seek assurance from candidates
Lakhnour (Kharar),February 10
Voters of this village which falls in the Kharar constituency are least interested in the issues on which electoral battle is being fought between the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress. For them foul-smelling toxic industrial discharge in a seasonal rivulet, traversing its way through the village is the key election issue.

A show of canine grace

Chandigarh, February 10
The rhythmic beat of the thumping music did not fill the air. Intelligent lights focusing on the stage too were missing. Nevertheless, they paraded across the lawn with the grace of a belle dancer. Or else with the dignity of a macho muscleman.

WE ARE FAMILY: Innocent eyes of dogs from Ludhiana, curiously look around at the dog show organised at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 


A participant having ''gol gappas'' at a ''gol gappa'' eating competition during the annual fete of Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
A participant having ''gol gappas'' at a ''gol gappa'' eating competition during the annual fete of Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Consumer associations object to TRAI decision
Chandigarh, February 10
Objecting to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s decision of appointing a private agency for the assessment of quality of services provided by the telecom service providers across the country and conducting consumer satisfaction survey, the Federation of Consumer Advocacy Groups of India (FOTCAG) , has said the work should have been entrusted to the TRAI-registered consumer groups.

Exams keep kids away from cyber cafes
Chandigarh, February 10
Walk into any of the cyber cafes in the city and you will find large number of empty chairs and switched-off computers. No, the deserted, forlorn, looks of the cyber joints are not due to an increase in the surfing tariff or an aftermath of “some new law against the site surfers,” but because of the impending examinations in the schools.


Poll manifestos were once a sacrosanct thing by which the electorate decided their minds. Things have changed now and today everything is taken with a pinch of salt. Local resident. Angrez Singh Badheri, President of the very vocal Pind Bachao Committee, has a solution. In his simple rural style he says: “Anyone not fulfilling the promises in the manifesto should be booked under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This is also like criminal breach of trust. So why not use it. At least the promises will be genuine.”
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CSD canteen renovated
Chandigarh, February 10
The renovated and expanded CSD canteen of Headquarters Western Command located in Sector 21 was inaugurated by the Western Army Commander, Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, at a brief but impressive function here today.

Seminar on sufism concludes
Chandigarh, February 10
The relevance of sufism in modern times was discussed on the second and concluding day of the seminar on ‘sant and sufi poets’ being held at the ICSSR complex, Panjab University, here today.

Healthy baby show
Chandigarh, February 10
Ekam Chabra, Kainaat Saxena, Meher Sukheja and Ayush Rattan were chosen the healthiest children in their respective age group at the ‘Healthy Baby Show’ organised by the VLCC, Sector 8 here today.

Participants with their parents at a healthy baby contest in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Participants with their parents at a healthy baby contest in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Mass marriage function
Panchkula, February 10
The day could not have brought more happiness for Dharampal, a resident of Nurpur Bedi in Punjab, and Sukhdev Kaur, who were united in holy matrimony amongst the recital of slokas of Guru Granth Sahib.

Cleaning of mandis on contract
Panchkula, February 10
The Market Committee, Panchkula, has decided to give a contract for cleaning the sites of Apni Mandis in the township.


Villager assaulted, robbed
Chandigarh, February 10
A resident of Hallo Majra village has reported that he has been assaulted and robbed by several persons. In his complaint he has stated that a group of persons stopped him on a street, assaulted him and snatched Rs 4,500 from him. They also threatened him with dire consequences. The police has registered a case under Sections 147, 149, 323, 341, 379, 356 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.


Scheme to boost used-car market
Chandigarh, February 10
Berkeley Automall, a no-banking finance company, has decided to launch a scheme for easy transfer and financing of used cars, here. The company will re-condition the old cars at it’s own workshop and provide a platform for meeting of the seller and the buyer of the used car.


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Kids dance on foot tapping numbers

Chandigarh, February 10
Excitement broke loose as about 30 contestants between the age group of five and 20 shook, rattled and rolled during a dance competition organised by a non-government organisation at Technical Teachers Training Institute in Sector 26 today.

Boys perform in a dance competition organised by Agaaz in the TTTI, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Boys perform in a dance competition organised by Agaaz in the TTTI, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

School prize distribution function
Panchkula, February 10
The annual prize distribution function of junior wing of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, was held here today. Mr Raksh Mittal, senior member of local Managing Committee was the chief guest and Mr J.K. Bhalla, resident works manager of the ACC Factory, was the guest of honour.

Workshop on personality development
Chandigarh, February 10
Developing concentration through meditation and management of stress was discussed at a workshop on “Remedial English and Personality Development” at Government College, Sector 11, here yesterday.

Manya, Abidhi, Dhriti are best babies
Panchkula, February 10
Manya Chopra, Abidhi Grover and Dhriti Jaiswal were chosen the winners of the baby show organised by JPA Toddlers World here today.


Exhibition by Aurobindo school
Chandigarh, February 10
An exhibition was organised by the students of Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Sector 27, here yesterday. The students presented a miniature model of the Indian Parliament and models of other features of the city including the Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sector 17 shopping complex.

Play depicts woes of rural women
Zirakpur, February 10
Known Punjabi playwright and director, Gursharan Singh held audience spell bound for over two hours with his troupe’s presentation of the woes faced by rural women at Bhabhat village near here yesterday.


New PGI projects may be cleared today
Chandigarh, February 10
A crucial meeting of the PGIMER Standing Finance Committee (SFC) is scheduled to be held in New Delhi tomorrow. Other than seeking the go-ahead for some of the projects that the PGI will be undertaking in the future, the matter of delegation of financial powers will also come up for discussion.

2,000 children get deworming medicines
Chandigarh, February 10
The deworming campaign launched by the Society for Social Health (SOFOSH) in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation ended here today. Volunteers and medical officers of this society administered deworming medicines to more than 2,000 students of 11 government and private schools of Kajehri and Nehru Colony.

Training programme for medical officers
Chandigarh, February 10
The three day training programme of the third batch of medical officers of the UT Health Department under the National Surveillance Programme for Communicable Diseases (NSPCD) was inaugurated by the Director, Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, here today.

Ayurvedic medical check-up camp
Chandigarh, February 10
The Nishkam Kirtan Seva Society Chandigarh along with residents of Sector 33 organised a free ayurvedic medical check-up camp to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh here today.


Satluj Coaching Centre beat PEC XI

Chandigarh, February 10
Fine batting by Amit Bhardwaj (55) and Navneet Thapar (41) enabled Satluj Coaching Centre to beat PEC Employees XI by six wickets in the second Salzer Cup League Cricket Tournament at the PEC grounds here today.

St. Stephen’s Football Academy members in their new kit presented by Indian Oil in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photo

St. Stephen’s Football Academy members in their new kit presented by Indian Oil in Chandigarh on Sunday.


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