Saturday, March 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Daylight robbery at gunpoint
Zen-borne men take away Rs 10 lakh
Panchkula, March 15
Four gun-wielding youths reportedly robbed two men of Rs 10 lakh here today. The employees of a company that manufactures bodies of vehicles were robbed while transferring the money from one bank to another.

Court order on ensuring girl child’s security
Chandigarh, March 15
Strange but true. A four-month-old girl was recently referred to the PGI here with multiple fractures on the skull, besides other injuries, after an attempt was made to strangulate her. The family history of the child revealed that her sister, too, had died at the same age.

FDs worth 3 lakh seized from Cheema’s house
Chandigarh, March 15
Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation have recovered fixed deposit receipts totalling about Rs 3 lakh from the Sector 17 house of UT Police Inspector J.S. Cheema, who had been booked by the CBI yesterday for allegedly demanding and accepting illegal gratification in a case pertaining to fake degrees and certificates.


Death of Coffee House
Chandigarh, March 15
The closure the other day of oldest branch of the Indian Coffee House in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 shopping centre following a court order is more than the routine closure of an eating joint. Over the years, the Coffee House had become a prominent landmark of Chandigarh and a part of the literary-cum-cultural circuit of the City Beautiful.

Zoo to get 100 new animals, birds
Chhat Bir (Patiala), March 15
Under its exchange programme the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhat Bir, will get over 100 new animals and birds from other zoos in the country.

PU decision on thesis
Chandigarh, March 15
Panjab University has decided to allow typing on both sides of the paper to the students submitting their thesis for PhD, MSc and M Phil degrees, an official press note said here today.

Inculcating traffic sense in classrooms
Chandigarh, March 15
Believing that the residents grumble about wearing seat belts and taking other precautionary steps while driving because they are not taught traffic rules in their young days, some of the city schools are planning to include a chapter on traffic rules in the curriculum, besides teaching the students about traffic management through cartoon films and even songs.


‘Sex ratio alarming in city’
Chandigarh, March 15
“If one were to go by the data available on city’s sex ratio he will be shocked to realise that there has been a systematic killing of the girl child in the city over the last 10 years,” said Mr M Ramshekhar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, while delivering the key note address at the one-day workshop on evolving intervention strategy for checkmating the declining sex ratio in the city held at the Ambedkar Bhavan here today.

BBMB gets computerised SLDC

Chandigarh, March 15
The Union Power Minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu, here today launched the country’s first computerised system load dispatch centre (SLDC) at the Bhakra Beas Management Board complex to ensure less power breakdowns and assured and constant frequency.

Union Minister for Power Suresh P. Prabhu inaugurates the System Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) of the BBMB in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Union Minister for Power Suresh P. Prabhu inaugurates the System Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) of the BBMB in Chandigarh on Friday.

Arrangements for Navratra mela
Panchkula, March 15
A token system will be introduced during the nine-day Navratra mela commencing on April 13 in the Mata Mansa Devi Temple complex and as many as 15 counters will be set up for this purpose near the bus stand in the mela area.

Coffee of all tastes
Did you know that the “feel-good” effect of coffee beans was first discovered in 850 AD by an Ethiopian shephard who noticed that his goats became “friskier” after eating beans? Well, ever since coffee drinking has graduated to being an activity of indulging oneself in a bar and coffee-making an art that has elevated to the rank of global competitions.

Vandana SharmaYOUNG VOICE
Vocational course a better option
O not go in for simple graduation if you have talent,” says young textile designer Vandana Sharma. “Instead of trying to make your career secure by going to the college and pursuing plain academics, go in for a vocational course or something else that you really feel motivated for,” she adds.


Booked for defrauding
Chandigarh, March 15
The police has booked top officials of a Calcutta-based investment firm on charges of defrauding several local residents. A Sector 34 resident, Mr R.K. Gupta, and eight other persons lodged a complaint with the police that they had invested about Rs 7.5 lakh with the firm, which promised to pay interest on the amount and issued post-dated cheques. The cheques, however, bounced. The firm had set up an office in Sector 8.


Workshop on documentation of exports
Chandigarh, March 15
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a one-day workshop on “Documentation for exports”. This workshop was jointly organised with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany. The contents of the workshop included a discussion on various documents in respect of exports, imports and documents relating to letters of credit.


Public participation in public affairs stressed
Chandigarh, March 15
“There are few forums in Haryana that hold deliberations on vital political issues,” said Mr Yogendra Yadav, a political commentator, while addressing students in Panjab University here today.

Woodlands holds painting contest
Panchkula, March 15
A painting, colouring and craft contest was organised here today at Woodlands House School. The contest was sponsored by Camelin for pre-nursery, nursery and LKG students. About 200 tiny tots participated enthusiastically.

Students apprised of career options
Chandigarh, March 15
The three-day entrepreneurial awareness programme organised by the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development on behalf of the Directorate of Industries, Chandigarh Administration for the final year students of the Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, concluded today. More than 120 students participated in the programme.


Pay petrol allowance to HCS (J) members
Chandigarh, March 15
All members of the Haryana Civil Services (Judicial branch), except Chief Judicial Magistrates, shall be paid cash in lieu of 75 liters of petrol every month with effect from April 1, following the disposal of a writ petition filed by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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Suit for damages adjourned
Chandigarh, March 15
A suit seeking recovery of Rs 5 crore as damages, filed by former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, was today adjourned for reply by a local court.


An expression of divine and sensuous

Chandigarh, March 15
This evening at Shantikunj was about a literal celebration of grace and poise. Picking up the thread of tradition, the accomplished bharatnatyam dancers in guru Kanaka Srinivasan and her six disciples needled rhythm and technique throughout the one-and-a-half-hour-long presentation under the UT Administration’s Jhankar series.

Grace and subtlety were the hallmarks of bharatnatyam by Guru Kanaka Srinivasan and her disciples under ‘Jhankar’ series at Shanti Kunj, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Grace and subtlety were the hallmarks of bharatnatyam by Guru Kanaka Srinivasan and her disciples under ‘Jhankar’ series at Shanti Kunj, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Combining wearability with practicality
Chandigarh, March 15
Jatin Kochhar has come a long way. The going may have been tough for this self-taught designer who studied in Delhi and Mumbai, but with years he has made a mark with garments that have two quintessential elements of design — wearability and practicality. No wonder he is the man behind the personal wardrobes of celebrities like Shahnaz Hussain, Blossom Kochhar and a host of models.

Bhaskar Rao concert from March 21 to 24
Chandigarh, March 15
Pracheen Kala Kendra will organise the annual Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan from March 21 to March 24 (and not from March 23 to March 25 as mentioned in these columns earlier).

Lashkara dhamaka on March 17
Chandigarh, March 15
Lashkara, digital Punjabi satellite channel, will hold a mega cultural evening "Lashkara dhamaka", in collaboration with Marico Industries Hair and Care Products on March 17 in which prominent Punjabi artists, Sardool Sikander, Amar Noori, Gursewak Mann and Kamaljeet Neeru, Sarbjeet Cheema and Gurkirpal Surapuri, will delight the audience with their performances.


CME on transfusion medicine

Chandigarh, March 15
“There is a growing need for the adoption of the national blood policy to ensure complete elimination of trading and commericialisation in blood transfusion,” said Dr J.G. Jolly while speaking at the continuing medical education (CME) programme on transfusion medicine organised by the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Doctors attend the CME on transfusion medicine organised by Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Doctors attend the CME on transfusion medicine organised by Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday.—  A Tribune photograph


Palsora girls win kabaddi event
Chandigarh, March 15
Palsora secured the first place in the women kabaddi event of the Rural Sports Tournament being organised by the Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration, here today at the Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra.

Dadu Majra players attempt to hold Gurmeet of Kajheri village during a kabaddi match of the Rural Sports Tournament at Dadu Majra on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Dadu Majra players attempt to hold Gurmeet of Kajheri village during a kabaddi match of the Rural Sports Tournament at Dadu Majra on Friday.


Admn to contest CAT order on repatriation
Chandigarh, March 15
Deputationist college lecturers working in city colleges may not have to go back at all despite yesterday’s Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order asking that all deputationists be repatriated to their parent state.

Minor reshuffle in Administration
Chandigarh, March 15
In a minor reshuffle the Chandigarh Administration today ordered the work of Registrar, Cooperative Societies, was given to the Deputy Commissioner, in addition to his existing duties.

Parking contractor told to deposit dues
Chandigarh, March 15
The Assistant Commissioner-I of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Mr Ashok Vashisth, here today directed the parking contractor to deposit his dues by Monday to keep the contract intact, but the contractor put conditions before honouring cheques.


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