Monday, March 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Sikh panel appeals for Akali unity
Chandigarh, March 3
A meeting of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Sikh Core Group held here today appealed to the Akali factions to learn a lesson from the drubbing they had received at the hands of the electorate of Punjab. The group asked them to unite after sinking their differences.

Earthquake rattles city residents
Chandigarh, March 3
A large number of the residents today came out of their houses when the city rocked at 5.40 pm for 20 seconds by an earthquake measuring between 6.3 and 6.7 on the Richter scale with its epicentre 840 km towards the north-west in Hindukush.

No takers for poor scholarships
Chandigarh, March 3
Less amounts in financial aid lead to a few applicants for a number of academic scholarships offered by Panjab University. Senior academicians concede that an amount of Rs 100 per month or less is too paltry to attract students.




Spring Fest over
Panchkula, March 3
The two-day 16th Spring Fest organised by HUDA at the Town Park concluded here today. 
Winners of healthy baby show (from left) Samridhi, Aryan, Noor, Akshat, Alisha and Sartaj. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan 

Traffic chaos at District Courts
Chandigarh, March 3
Lawyers and the litigants are not the only ones facing inconvenience due to the paucity of parking space around Sector 17 District Court complex. Haphazardly parked vehicles, right in the middle of the road in front of the courts, are creating difficulties for the other commuters also.

As the talk about allocation of portfolios to newly elected MLAs in Punjab hotted up, the social circuit in Chandigarh could not have been oblivious to the developments. Local resident, Mr Angrez Singh Badheri, had a simple solution: ‘‘Make them ministers on a rotational basis’’.
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FOUR HURT IN ROAD MISHAP: Four persons were injured when a truck crushed the side of an autorickshaw in which they were travelling. The accident took place on Sunday morning on the Zirakpur-Ambala highway. The truck lost its balance while trying to save the autorickshaw. The driver of the truck, Vasudev, has been arrested. — A Tribune photograph

Community lunch: 36 fall ill
Panchkula, March 3
As many as 36 guests suffered from food poisoning, after they ate sweet rice at a community lunch at Old Panchkula today. 

Bumpy roads jolt motorists
Chandigarh, March 3
The dividing road between Sectors 38 and 40 and Sector 38 (West) or the dividing road between Sectors 40 and 39 are dotted with potholes. 

Residents clean garbage
Chandigarh, March 3
The Sector 27-D Residents Welfare Committee has taken upon itself to clear the sub-sector of garbage and waste material as a precautionary measure to check plague. 


Mother-in-law booked
Panchkula, March 3
The police has booked a woman on charges of burning her daughter-in-law under Sections 498-A and 304-B of the IPC. The incident took place on February 27 when the victim, Praveen, was making tea on a stove. 


Consumer fair
Chandigarh, March 3
A four-day consumer fair will begin at the Nehru Park, Sector 22, here from March 14 to make the people aware about consumer rights, measures to monitor anti-consumer malpractices and registering complaints.


School bodies submit memos
Chandigarh, March 3
The Chandigarh Private Schools Association has appealed to the UT Administration to form a rehabilitation policy for small schools running in residential areas through a memorandum submitted to the Adviser to Administrator, UT, here today.

Mr Surinder Singh GillProf invited to world congress
SAS Nagar, March 3
Mr Surinder Singh Gill, a local resident working as a lecturer at Beant College of Engineering and Technology at Gurdaspur, has been invited to present a paper at the Society of Automotive Engineers


Vijay Lakshmi plays the enchantress
Chandigarh, March 3
Her eyes talked in the language of rhythm as she performed the dance of the enchantress this evening. Weaving a tale of grace and sensuality on the performance space of Tagore Theatre, Vijay Lakshmi today reminded the audience of her mother and guru, Bharati Shivaji, who shares the unique credit of popularising mohiniattam, the traditional dance of Kerala.

Mohiniattam dancer Vijay Lakshmi performs during the 12th Kerala annual day celebrations (left); and artistes present Daksha Yagam at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photos Pradeep Tiwari


The SP (Operations), Mr H.G.S Dhaliwal, addresses audience
The SP (Operations), Mr H.G.S Dhaliwal, addresses audience at a seminar on road accidents organised in Chandigarh on Sunday. 

‘Cops, doctors can help reduce trauma in accident cases’
Chandigarh, March 3
Trauma and road accident cases are the biggest cause of death in the country. This was stated by Dr J.D. Wig, Professor of Surgery, PGI, while delivering a lecture at a seminar on ‘Roadside accidents and trauma: Role of the Medical Profession and Police’ held at the IMA complex yesterday.

Talk on AIDS for NSS volunteers
Chandigarh, March 3
A University Talk AIDS programme for NSS volunteers, held in association with the NSS Regional Centre in Panjab University, was inaugurated at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.

A blood donation camp
A blood donation camp was organised by the Uttarakhand Yuva Manch at Garhwal Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Sunday. As many as 100 units of blood were collected. A free eye check-up camp was also held. Mr Gurinder Singh Chadha inaugurated the blood donation camp. Dr Neeraj Sood examined the patients at the eye check-up camp. Mr Gurmeet Singh, president of the manch and Mr N.P Amoli, camp convener, were also present.

Dr Pasricha honoured
Chandigarh, March 3
Dr J.K. Pasricha was awarded the Dr A.D. Grover Memorial Oration Award at the annual conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society here today.

Plague patients’ condition improves
Chandigarh, March 3
The five plague patients admitted to the PGI are showing improvement and will be considered for discharge tomorrow. 

Detecting disability
Chandigarh, March 3
The State Resource Centre for the National Programme of Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities organised a disability detection camp at Village Khuda Alisher on Sunday.

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