Sunday, February 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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City safe from plague: docs
Chandigarh, February 16
With each day that passes off uneventfully since the day of admission of the last patient with-plague-like symptoms to the PGI, the lesser are the chances of the disease spreading beyond these patients. The last patient with plague-like symptoms was admitted to the  PGI on  February 13.

Pass percentage for Class VIII raised
SAS Nagar, February 16
The aggregate pass percentage for the candidates appearing in Class VIII examination of the Punjab School Education Board will be 33 per cent this year. Earlier it was 25 per cent. A candidate will have to secure 30 per cent marks in each subject.

4 killed in road mishaps
Panchkula, February 16
Two persons were killed when their car rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction near HMT, Pinjore , here this afternoon. The victims, Mr. S.P. Sharma , 40, and Mr. Jeevan Das, 60, were killed on the spot.


MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST: A mustard field in full bloom on the Mohali-Chunni road.
MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST: A mustard field in full bloom on the Mohali-Chunni road. — Photo Karam Singh

Chemists level charges against Drug Inspector
Panchkula, February 16
The District Chemists Association here today accused Mr Deepak Puri, Drug Inspector, of misusing his authority. Addressing a press conference, Mr R.K. Khera, president and Mr B.R. Singh, general secretary, respectively, of the Haryana State Chemist and Druggist Association, alleged that Mr Puri had been indulging in a conduct unbecoming of a public servant by falsely trying to rope in the chemists in order to save his skin.


Illegal construction goes on in Naya Gaon area
Naya Gaon (Kharar), February 16
In the absence of any proper check by the Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority on unregulated construction, a large-scale unauthorised construction activity is going on the northern fringe of Chandigarh.

SHO sent to Police Lines
Chandigarh, February 16
Following reports of two undertrials being tortured in the police custody, the SHO of the Mani Majra police station, Inspector Sukhpal Rana, has been relieved of his charge and sent to the Police Lines. Another official, sub-inspector Mahavir Singh, has been suspended in the case.

BJP to oppose property tax move
Chandigarh, February 16
The trader cell of the BJP today threatened to agitate against the Congress for reportedly seeking to impose property tax on traders of the city.
BJP trader cell president Purushottam Mahajan said that the trader of the city was already facing slump in the economy and the tax “being actively considered by the Congress’’ would burden him.

‘Sweeping’ change needed for city’s cleanliness
Chandigarh, February 16
Nearly 1,100 sweepers maintained the beauty of the city with a population of 3 lakh in 1977 but the number is just 1,788 now — the difference is for everybody to see with heaps of garbage dotted around the UT.

Dispensary needed
HE Inter State Bus Terminus in Sector 17, Chandigarh, is in need of a full-fledged dispensary. Governor Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) and others inspect ISBT from time to time, but unfortunately nobody seems to appreciate the need for a dispensary.

Tribune helpline society
Chandigarh, February 16
The following were elected office-bearers of the Tribune Employees HP Helpline Cooperative Society for the year 2002 at the general body meeting held here today. President — Mr O.P Sharma, vice presidents — Mr Purushotam Lal and Mr C.B Guleria, general secretary — Mr Ram Murti Sharma, office secretary — Mr Kuldeep Sharma, finance secretary — Mr Ranjit Thakur, press secretaries — Mr Raj Kumar Maria and Mr Kanshi Ram, joint secretaries — Mr Surinder K. Sharma and Mr Roshan Lal, organising secretary — Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma and auditor — Mr R.K. Sharma.


Three held while stealing stereo
Chandigarh, February 16
Three persons were caught red-handed while trying to steal a stereo and some tools from the van of Mani Majra resident Surinder Nath. They have been identified as Lal Singh, Sonu and Pardeep Kumar, all residents of Mani Majra. They were handed over to the police and a case has been registered.

Bailiff manhandled
Chandigarh, February 16
A Bailiff with the local District Court was today allegedly manhandled and locked up by a Sector 22 resident and some others when he went to their premises with a court warrant of possession.


YPS celebrates founders day
SAS Nagar, February 16
The Chief Executive and Secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, Mr F. Fanthome, today called upon the students to emulate habits which shape their personality. He was speaking at the 23rd founders day function of the Yadavindra Public School here today.

Students of YPS Mohali take out a lucky draw at the fete held on the school campus on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of YPS Mohali take out a lucky draw at the fete held on the school campus on Saturday.

Former PU VC R.C. Paul dead
Chandigarh, February 16
Dr R.C. Paul, former Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, died following a brief illness here today. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of the university for more than 10 years. He was 77.



Gripping play on life of Kalidas
Chandigarh, February 16
“Aashaadh Ka Ek Din” is a story about eternal love between the great poet Kalidas and his love Mallika, that fails to stand the test of time. As the artistes of Theatre Arts and Srishti Center for Arts skillfully take you to the plot set in the 13th century AD, you cannot help but feel sad over the love that starts with a rush of emotions but dies due to the lack of nourishment.

Artistes in the play “Aashad Ka Ek Din” at Musafir Auditorium in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Artistes in the play "Aashad Ka Ek Din" at Musafir Auditorium in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Story of tangled emotions
HARMESH Darshan’s Lootere, Raja Hindustani and Dhadkan had fared well at the box office. Dharmesh, Darshan, who delivers quality films is back with a love triangle ‘Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya,’ which was released today at Neelam theatre, Chandigarh, KC, Panchkula, and Bassi, Mohali.

Melody from the ravaged land
Chandigarh, February 16
His non-Indian lineage seems quite insignificant when one is drowned in the ocean of melody, which he wove with his instrument today. With fingers moving like waves, he created soothing resonance all over. And one was time and again led into wonderment over the fact that Khalil Gudaz was born an Afghan in 1963.

Khalil Gudaz and Ustad Fazal Ahmed Khan perform at a programme in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Khalil Gudaz and Ustad Fazal Ahmed Khan perform at a programme in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Poetry lovers' date with Azad
Chandigarh, February 16
Poetry lovers of the city had an opportunity to listen to Prof Jagan Nath Azad who along with others recited his compositions in front of select audience at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, here today.

Works of art on display
Chandigarh, February 16
Physical infirmity notwithstanding, Manmeet Pal Singh has more than proved his worth as an artist. He has been persistent and determined in his artistic endeavours.
The works are a clear window on the artist's mind. They are all in oil and are highly figurative, conveying and suggesting exact lines of thought.


Toothbrush removed from stomach
Chandigarh, February 16
Mr Anil Kumar, a mentally-challenged male residing in the city, was operated upon at a private nursing home in Sector 21 for the removal of a toothbrush, which he had accidentally swallowed a week back. The patient and his family had been moving from one clinic to the other and were referred to Hope Clinics by a samaritan.
Anil Kumar

Dental check-up camp organised
Chandigarh, February 16
The Lions Club Nightingale organised a dental check-up camp at Government High School, Sector 7, here today. This was the third camp by the club, stated Ms Renu Bali, region coordinator of the club, in a press note.


Administrator’s XI win Samuel Banerjee Cricket Trophy
Chandigarh, February 16
The Administrator’s XI defeated Chandigarh Press Club XI by seven wickets in the Annual Samuel Banerjee Cricket Trophy match played here today at the Cricket stadium, Sector 16. Batting first, the Press Club team managed to score 157 runs for the loss of two wickets in the stipulated 25 overs.

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