Wednesday, March 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Part-time teachers having a field day
Regular appointments being set aside
Chandigarh, March 12
The Punjab Government and the Chandigarh Administration cannot deny existing exploitative working conditions for a sizeable section of the teaching community (particularly part-time and guest faculty). 

CBI arrests Asst Excise and Taxation Commissioner
Chandigarh, March 12
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested UT Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner S.P. Kansal on charges of misuse of official position and possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Air of uncertainty over new DC
Chandigarh, March 12
With just 10 days to go for the three-year tenure of UT Deputy Commissioner M. Ramsekhar to end, there is an air of uncertainty over who will be the new DC.

Shiva devotees throng temples
Chandigarh, March 12
Devotees from all over the city thronged temples on the occasion of Shivaratri. Long queues were witnessed outside various temples. 

Devotees offer milk to Sivalingam
Devotees offer milk to Sivalingam and (right) rush outside a temple in Chandigarh on the occasion of Shivaratri.
— Photos Manoj Mahajan

Waiting for mama.
Waiting for mama
— Photo Pradeep Tewari


Dispensaries functioning without adequate staff
Panchkula, March 12
The state government has reportedly failed to provide staff — doctors as well as paramedics — in three recently inaugurated government dispensaries. These dispensaries, in Sectors 20, 10 and 25, are functioning with skeleton staff drawn from dispensaries in other parts of the state.

Maths paper a problem for parents
Chandigarh, March 12
There is no sleep for anxious parents a night before tomorrow’s CBSE Class X mathematics examination, while students slog over confusing arithmetic problems and geometric theorems.

Local designers brush shoulders with stars
Chandigarh, March 12

Thanks to the local fashion design coterie represented well by Rama Chandra and Sons, the city beautiful will now have some stake in Bollywood. 

British actor William Randell and Rajeshwari Sachdeva
British actor William Randell and Rajeshwari Sachdeva during the shooting of the film ‘Perfect Husband’ in Chandigarh

Poll for MCC committee heads from March 20
Chandigarh, March 12
Elections to the posts of chairmen and vice-chairmen of 10 committees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held on March 20, 21 and 22 and nominations will start from March 15. 



Bridge awaits VIP touch
Dera Bassi, March 12
It is story which is repeated in India with a amazing regularity. A bridge on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala road across a railway line awaits inauguration at the hands of a VIP. 

Helping families of custodial death victims
Chandigarh, March 12
Money cannot buy happiness, but it can surely wipe the tears trickling down from innocent eyes. Perhaps, keeping this in mind, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has been ordering the payment of Rs 1 lakh as interim compensation to the families of the victims in alleged custodial death cases.

Sarv dharm sabha to promote peace
Chandigarh, March 12
A sarv dharm sabha was held in the Sector 29 masjid on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri here today. The function was attended by people from different communities, including Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, besides members of various religious organisations.
Leaders of different faiths
Leaders of different faiths took an oath to maintain peace and brotherhood at a sarv dharm sabha held in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph.



Scooterist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, March 12
An unknown person riding a scooter (CH-01-P-6098) was killed after being knocked down by a Tata 406 truck near the Old Labour Colony in Sector 31. He was rushed to the Sector 32 Government Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.





Seminar on China under Deng Xiaoping
Chandigarh, March 12
A two-day national seminar on China under Deng Xiaoping, organised by the Department of Central Asian Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was inaugurated by Mr Wan Dalin, First Secretary, Education, Chinese Embassy, New Delhi, here yesterday.

Bhangra becomes a renaissance dance
Bhangra becomes a renaissance dance: A folk dance competition at ‘Renaissance II’ in the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

A neat blend of entertainment and information
Chandigarh, March 12
The activity on the second and the concluding day of Government College of Art’s annual fest heightened today, with more and more students as also parents visiting the campus. 

Home Secy gets computer lessons
Chandigarh, March 12
It was a proud moment for 10 teachers of DAV Public School, Sector 8, who virtually “taught’’ the Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, the DPI (S), Mr D.S. Mangat, and the Director, IT, Mr Vivek Atray, in the multimedia room of the school, here yesterday.

Dept plans hygiene course in schools
Chandigarh, March 12
Cautioned by the outbreak of plague in various parts of the country, the UT Education Department is reportedly working out the modalities of introducing a short-term course on health and hygiene in the city schools.

I want to excel in studies and acting
ooja Gaba, who was selected last year for Alpha Punjabi’s music video ‘Russi hoi mashook’ and is anchoring a Punjabi programme for a Canadian channel, aims to become a thorough professional right from the beginning. 


Problems galore in District Courts
Chandigarh, March 12
Litigants, advocates and visitors to the district court here have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to the dismal state of public utility services. They have been complaining against stinking toilets, poor condition of water coolers, threat of bees and parking problem. 



Surgeon invited to world congress
Chandigarh, March 12
Dr Kuldip Singh, honorary secretary, Indian Association of Laparoscopic Surgery, has been invited to the eighth world congress on endoscopic surgery to be held in New York from March 13 to 17.



Pritam Singh ChhabraSGFI to send teams for international meets
Chandigarh, March 12
The Secretary-General of the School Games Federation of India, Mr Pritam Singh Chhabra, said the federation would send school teams to participate in international school tournaments organised by the International School Sport Federation.

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