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MC removes green areas in housing complex
No notice served in advance, complain residents
Chandigarh, May 16
Residents of Modern Housing Complex were caught unawares this morning when a team of the Municipal Corporation accompanied by a police contingent arrived to demolish the green areas maintained in front of their flats.

Kidnapped boy reaches home
Narrates harrowing experience
SAS Nagar, May 16
Thirteen-year-old Deepak has returned after almost three years, happy to be back home with his family after a nightmare of mutilation and torture.
The younger of the two sons of a gardener, Om Parkash, he was a student of Paragon Senior Secondary School in Phase I here when he was kidnapped while on the way to the institution in September, 1999.

Merger of commercial sites allowed
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chandigarh Administration while effecting yet another change in building bylaws today allowed the amalgamation of two or more adjoining commercial or industrial sites.


Tiny tots of St. Joseph School, Sector-44, enjoying a splash in a pool on the school premises in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Tiny tots of St. Joseph School, Sector-44, enjoying a splash in a pool on the school premises in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Air pollution fails to move board
SAS Nagar, May 16
Even as unpleasant odour from industrial units in the town is playing havoc with lives of people living here, the Punjab Pollution Control Board seems to be sleeping over the matter. As the wind direction here mostly persists from north to south, the unpleasant odour from the factories located on the north-west rim spreads towards the residential areas.


HUDA to change water pipes for better supply
Panchkula, May 16
Is water problem in most sectors of the township deliberately created in order to sustain a weak water supply network? Is the water pressure being reduced at the heads of waterworks before being pumped into the water supply network comprising PVC pipes ?

Accommodation woes of cops
SAS Nagar, May 16
Punjab police personnel posted in this town and its peripheral areas are the ‘worst’ sufferers when it comes to seeking government accommodation. In spite of sufficient staff quarters, at least 40 per cent of the local force is without accommodation.

Now clocks will guide motorists at traffic lights
Chandigarh, May 16
Following a private concern offering to install clocks at all traffic light points in the city, the local police has reportedly given the go-ahead for the project. The firm, Wipro, will install the clocks free of cost.

Stress on providing unadulterated food
Chandigarh, May 16
A seminar on “Food Adulteration Act 1954’’ was organised by the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, in association with HAFED, here on Tuesday.
The presentation was given by My Pankaj Hiraji, a lawyer specialising in food laws. He covered various aspects of the Act, including colours that are prohibited, the packaging, licencing and other legal points.

Heatwave claims 17 lives in northern region
Chandigarh, May 16
The current spell of heatwave sweeping the northern region has so far claimed 17 lives in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The heatwave conditions were back at most places after a temporary respite provided by duststorm and showers during the past 48 hours.

Youngest Mohan Veena player at 4
Chandigarh, May 16
He was three when he made his entry into the Limca Book of Records. His accomplishment then was his prowess to identify 40 Indian classical ragas. Just after year, Satvik Bhatt, the little grandson of the legendary Grammy award winner, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, has again entered the same record book. This time for being the youngest player of Mohan Veena in the world and also for being able to identify 55 ragas and 12 rhythmic circles.
Satvik Bhatt


Mohali resident held for computer thefts
Chandigarh, May 16
CIA staff of the local police today arrested a resident of Mohali, Amit Thakur, for his alleged involvement in stealing computers and computer parts. The police has recovered a computer from his possession.


High-calling BSNL subscribers to get sops
Chandigarh, May 16
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Haryana circle, will come out with special offer for its high-calling subscribers on World Telecommunications Day.
The subscribers making more than 5,000 metered calls per month will be given free phone besides facilities of call transfer, abbreviated dialing, caller’s line identification presentation and dynamic lock resetting.


New diploma courses in 22 PU colleges
Chandigarh, May 16
As many as 22 colleges have been identified by Panjab University to commence new diplomas in professional courses from the forthcoming academic session (2002-2003).

‘Need to utilise human resources’
Chandigarh, May 16
The need for teachers, guidance workers and counsellors to understand their roles in developing a child’s potential for improving his quality of life was discussed at a seminar on “Developing and utilising the full potential for enhancing quality of life” held at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Presentation vital in examination: Abhishek
Abhishek JainChandigarh, May 16
Abhishek Jain, who has secured the third position in the civil services exams this year, wants to utilise his abilities and skills for the uplift of the poor of the country.
“As part of the machinery that formulates policies and implements these for the betterment of the masses, I will have the opportunity to work for bettering the economic conditions of the country,” said Abhishek while interacting with mediapersons at the IAS Study Group in Sector 24 here today.

School function
Chandigarh, May 16
An investiture ceremony to induct Simrat Bhangoo, a student of Class X, as the head girl of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, was held at the school premises here today.

Painting contest
Chandigarh, May 16
As many as 200 children from 22 schools of the city participated in a painting contest organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, UT branch, held at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today. The topic for the contest was ‘My Mother and I’.


Notice to PGI, others
Issuing notice to the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, besides other respondents, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday asked them to show cause why a petition filed by the Institute’s head of the Radiology Department, Dr Sudha Suri, seeking the quashing of Dr Onkar Nath Nagi’s appointment as Dean, should not be admitted.

CJ seeks help of Bar panel
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has reportedly asked the members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association for evidence regarding the involvement of Judges in the Punjab Public Service Commission scam. This was disclosed by the Bar Association members during the general house meeting held today afternoon.


Discovering the reality behind ‘unreal puppets’
Chandigarh, May 16
In the world of puppets, nothing is real. But the element of illusion is created and modified with such fine perfection that the unreal appears to be existing, though only for a while.

New Release
You can run but can’t hide
midst the sound and fury of the glossy 70 mm sagas, several low-budget films will try to make their presence felt. The last year was a profitable year for Bollywood because of talented directors like Madhur Bhandarkar and Farhan Akhtar. Going by the talent in pipeline, one can expect new-age directors to do something different.


Constant blood supply — only hope for thalassaemics
Chandigarh, May 16
Nine-year-old Manik is not afraid of anything. As he walks into the special blood transfusion room for thalassaemics at the PGI, he sits on one of the beds as the nurse starts to swab his arm. He closes his eyes, takes out his walkman and listens to his favourite music.

Ophthalmological society chief elected
Chandigarh, May 16
Dr Jagat Ram, Professor of Ophthalmology at the PGI, Chandigarh, has assumed the charge of president of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society.
He highlighted the efforts made to improve the standard of society.

Nurses hold health talks
Chandigarh, May 16
The Trained Nurses Association of India, Chandigarh branch, organised health talks in the OPDs of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.
The talks were organised as part of the Nurses’ Week celebrations which will conclude on May 18.

128 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, May 16
As many as 128 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised by the Indo-Swiss training centre of the CSIO here today.
Mr C.L. Chopra, AGM, State Bank of India, Sector 30, inaugurated the camp. He exhorted students to continue their contribution to this cause.


Proposal to set up national academy in golf
Chandigarh, May 16
A leading international golfer of Chandigarh, Amandeep Johal, has given a proposal to the Chandigarh Golf Association to establish a national academy in golf which will be headed by a world renowned Italian golf teacher, Dr Donald D’ Ponziano, who is also the Joint Chairman of the Professional Golf Association of Europe.


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