Saturday, March 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Panjab Varsity’s deans elected
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
As a prelude to the senate meeting of Panjab University on March 24, elections of dean to various faculties were carried out here today.

Today’s schedule for elections included faculties of Arts, Science, Languages, Commerce, Law and Dairy and Animal Husbandry. The elections in faculties of Languages, Science, Arts, Dairy and Animal Husbandry were unanimous, while the other two faculties witnessed polling.

Prof S.C. Vaidya was elected Dean of the Business Management and Commerce faculty. He polled 48 votes against Prof K.K. Mangla, who polled 23 votes. Mr Gopal Krishan Chatrath polled 34 votes and defeated Prof D.N. Jauhar, who polled 23 votes in the Law faculty.

Others declared elected today include Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh (Language faculty); Prof S.M.Handa (Science faculty); Prof S.L.Sharma (Arts faculty) and Dr Ajaib Singh (Dairy and Animal Husbandry).

Dr Jagwant Singh has been elected secretary of the Business Management and Commerce faculty.

Polls for the faculties of Education, Medical Science, Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Design and Line Arts are scheduled for tomorrow.


Roll numbers despatched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
Roll number cards of all eligible candidates of Panjab University appearing for B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.B.A./ B.C.A.-I, II, II, M.A./M.Sc.-I & II, B.Ed./M.Ed. and O.T./M.I.L. annual examination, commencing on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, (including English (compulsory) and compartment starting on Monday, April 1, 2002), have been despatched, a spokesperson of the university said tonight.

Any candidate who does not receive the roll number cards may personally come to the office of the Joint Controller of Examination on Tuesday, (March 26, 2002) and March 27, 2002 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) bringing with him/her an attested passport-size photograph as well as a written request letter.

The duplicate cards will be issued to the candidates on payment of Rs 28 each in cash as fee. All such candidates are required to bring sufficient documentary evidence for submitting the examination form along with examination fee.


A show of ad campaigns
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
Creativity is the hallmark of ensembles created by final year students of BFA Applied Arts course at Government College of Art, Sector 10. On display are advertisement campaigns by 14 students, who have laboured through 16 weeks to structure a wonderful show titled Kala Sanchar.

A part of the course curriculum, each advertisement campaign carries a weightage of 25 per cent in the final examination and it must be supported with 16 works. Inaugurated today by the Managing director, CITCO, Mr S.P. Singh, the exhibition is all about creating. The show begins with Karandeep Singh’s artistic analysis of Honda Accord. Using crisp punchlines, the student has mounted the sale process very well. He uses the five elements, water, earth, fire, space and wind, to describe his product.

Nitin Sharma’s selling is grab your 9:10. He has also used his creativity well to designed his ad campaign, well so has Rishi Chanana, who has created a campaign for Adidas. Mandeep has chosen the socially relevant issue of literacy and has projected the idea in a very fine manner through her installations. While Ruchie Sood focuses on Polo, the mouth freshener, Preneet Pannu focuses on a rather less touched upon topic of Polo, the kingly sport. Structured for the Punjab Polo Association, Preneet’s campaign highlights the nuances of the sport, including its positions.

The Pushkar fair has been captured in all its colours by Richa Bhargava, while Amrita Singh has concentrated on Thunderbolt. The show will continue till March 26.


403 students awarded degrees
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
As many as 403 students of Government College, Sector 11, were awarded degrees at the annual convocation held here today. Mr Chandra Mohan, Chairman, Twentyfirst Century Battery Ltd., Mohali, delivered the convocation address while Dr S.N. Singla, Principal, highlighted the achievements of the college in its last session.

Mr Mohan advised the students to work hard. He said the aim of education was knowledge. But this knowledge must have a direction, it should be used towards improving the lot of people. He exhorted the students to move towards self-employment.

Dr Singla also referred to students who had attained excellence in various fields in the session. Pamela Chadda, who stood first in MA English, was awarded a degree. Anant Modgil was declared the best student of the session.

Special mention was made of students including Amandeep Singh, Murli Manohar, Gaurav Gambhir, Munish Kumar, Puneet Chadda, Rohit, Akhilesh Gupta, Sumit Garg, Anam Yadav, Ravjot Singh, Ankur Khanna, Paokhomang, Sanjay Kumar, Malkeet Singh, Sandeep Singh, Amit Malik and Sanjay Kumar Yadav.


C.V. Raman Award for PU don
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
Prof I.M. Govil of Panjab University has been awarded the prestigious Sir C.V. Raman Award for research in physics. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a citation.

Prof Govil has made a significant contribution in the field of experimental nuclear physics and development of accelerators. He is one of the seniormost teachers of the university.


2 college colours for Nidhi
Tribune News service

Nidhi SharmaPanchkula, March 22
Nidhi Sharma, a student of B. Com Final Year of Government College, Panchkula, has been awarded two college colours for session 2001- 2002. She has been awarded one college colour for winning the state-level essay competition organised by Kurukshetra University and her outstanding performance in co-curricular activities. She has been awarded another college colour for her achievement in the NCC. 


GC students awarded prizes
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, March 22
The 18th annual prize distribution function of Government College, Phase 6, was held on the college premises here today. Mr G.S. Narang, Commissioner, Custom and Central Excise, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

He gave away 22 college colours, 138 academic prizes and merit certificates to students for cultural, sports and NSS activities. A special prize, Shaheed Major Harminder Pal Singh, was given to Mandeep Singh of BA III for being the best NCC cadet. A student of BA I, Harpreet Singh and 10+2 Commerce student, Vandana Sharma were honoured for outstanding achievement in the NCC.

Mr J.P. Garg, Principal, read the report on the academic and co-curricular activities. Mr Narang called upon students to set high goals and work hard to achieve them.


Convert school site into park: residents
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 22
A deputation of the Welfare Association of Sector 47-D today presented a representation seeking the conversion of primary school site into a park. Giving details, they mentioned that there were six schools in Sector 47 but there was no park in the sector.

In a press note, the members claimed that a park was must in the area. They added that the master plan was drawn decades ago and at that time three Air Force schools in the sector were not planned. Now there were six schools and additional schools were not required. The delegation was led by convener of the action committee Harish Kapoor, president M.L Puri and general secretary, V.P. Sharma.


Contract lecturers allowed to carry on
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today directed that the lecturers appointed on a contract basis up to March 31 in the state of Punjab be allowed to continue in service till candidates selected through the Punjab Public Service Commission were appointed.

In its detailed order, the Bench, comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice Jasbir Singh, clarified: “In order to avoid unnecessary litigation, we direct the respondents to allow all such persons appointed in pursuance of the advertisement, dated September 9 last year, to continue till regular appointments are made”.

The Bench observed: “We are of the view that it would be fair, just and reasonable in the circumstances of the case that the petitioners, appointed on contract basis up to March 31, be allowed to continue in service on the same terms and conditions till regularly selected candidates through the PPSC are appointed”.

In their petitions, Ms Anju Baghla and other petitioners had contended that on September 9 last year an advertisement was issued by the Punjab Education Department inviting applications from eligible candidates for appointments as part-time lecturers in different government colleges in the state.

4 acquitted in murder case

In a complete reversal of events, a Division Bench of the High Court today acquitted four Gurgaon residents sentenced to death by an Additional District and Sessions Judge in a murder case.

The accused — Santokh, Mandeep, Shekhar and Sunil — were held guilty of murdering Amritsar district resident Pritam Singh. Gurgaon’s Additional District and Sessions Judge had observed that a lenient view could not be taken against them as “they had abducted Pritam Singh from a public thoroughfare. Thereafter, he was brutally killed by breaking both legs, slitting his neck and firing a bullet from a country made pistol. They threw the body in a dirty drain. They had pre-planned and executed the abduction and killing”.

In their appeal taken up by the Bench, comprising Mr Justice Amar Bir Singh Gill and Mr Justice V.M. Jain, counsel for the appellant, had earlier contended that the four were being implicated in the case and were not involved in the murder.

Show-cause notice to advocate
Our Legal Correspondent

Issuing notice to an advocate and other respondents for July 29, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the High Court today asked them to show cause why proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act should not be initiated against them.

In a ruling on a petition filed by Harjinder Singh of Kapurthala against eight residents of the same place, Mr Justice Nijjar also directed that a copy of the order should be sent to the Bar Council. The Judge observed: “I am prima facie of the opinion that the lawyer in this case has failed to live up to the standards required for the advocates. I find that this is a fit case for exercising suo motu powers of this court for initiating contempt of court proceedings against the respondents as also advocate Ashok Saini”.

In his detailed order, Mr Justice Nijjar observed: “The facts with regard to the appointment of a receiver and the possession having been taken by the receiver were not disclosed to this court. I am constrained to hold that the respondents have not been absolutely candid with this court or with the court of Bhulath’s Sub Divisional Magistrate. It also deserves to be noticed that the lawyer, Mr Ashok Saini, who filed an application under section 482 of the CrPC had given a note that no affidavit was required. Therefore, the only conclusion to be drawn is that he had taken responsibility for the facts stated in the application”.

Convene meeting to stop illegal plying

A Division Bench of the High Court, comprising Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice M.M. Kumar, today directed the Transport Secretaries of the two states to separately convene a state level meeting of all district transport officers, the Deputy Commissioners and the Additional Deputy Commissioners, besides the district officers of the police, to evolve a comprehensive plan to stop illegal plying of vehicles.

Delivering the verdict, the Bench ruled that the needful should be done in two stages, first in the urban areas and then in the rural areas. The Judges added that due care should be taken to avoid a situation where there was non availability of transportation facilities in the rural areas. They added that the tempos carrying school children should strictly follow the norms already laid down for their plying.

Student allowed to join internship

A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice Jasbir Singh directed Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and the Government Medical College, Amritsar, to allow a student, Vipul Mittal, to join the internship provisionally.

The petitioner, who appeared in the MBBS (Part II) examination in December 2001, was placed in reappear category in one paper of obstetrics and gynaecology, which was just 2 marks less. Thus, he was not allowed to undergo internship on this account by college and university authorities. It also issued notice of motion for April 4.


Status quo on Vivek School recognition
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 22
Mr Justice V.K. Bali of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the recognition granted to Vivek High School, Sector 38, will be deemed to continue till further orders.

In their petition against the Education Secretary of UT Administration, former Director of Public Instructions, Mr D.S. Saroya and District Education Officer, counsel for the school had earlier sought directions to the respondents against interfering in the academic work of the school.

The school authorities had stated that respondents should be directed not to interfere in the school’s academic work especially with regard to the running of senior classes by forcing them to seek recognition from the administration.

The counsel for the school had also sought directions on the petitioner’s behalf to the respondents against taking steps, which were discriminatory in nature, against the alumni of the school in the matter of admission to colleges in Chandigarh.

He added that the colleges in the city were affiliated to Panjab University and the administration had no authority to grant or not to grant recognition to schools. 

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |