Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Another SAD worker in vigilance net
Mohali’s locker sealed, passport seized
SAS Nagar, May 20
The general secretary of the Jalandhar unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Channi, was today “ formally” arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Department. He was reportedly picked up by sleuths from his Jalandhar office on Saturday.

District Courts lawyer banned for life; told to pay Rs 1.13 lakh
Chandigarh, May 20
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed A.K. Maleri, a District Courts lawyer, to pay Rs 1.13 lakh to a complainant for deficiency in service.

CJ asked to complete probe against judges named in scam
Bar Association threat to boycott Courts
Chandigarh, May 20
Throwing the ball back in the court of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, the Bar Association of the two states today resolved to ask the CJ to complete the inquiry against the Judges allegedly named in the Punjab Public Service Commission recruitment scam within the next two or three days failing which they would stay away from their courts.


Ailing kids suffer due to family feud
Mother alleges murder attempt
Chandigarh\Kansal, May 20
The plight of two innocent brothers, both suffering from kidney ailments, at a tender age, took even a worse turn yesterday, thanks to an endless family feud which took another ugly turn.

Brothers Jaswinder (10) and Gurnam (7) are suffering from kidney ailments. Their mother Sumita, who alleged an attempt on her life by her two brothers-in-law, is under treatment in General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Brothers Jaswinder (10) and Gurnam (7) are suffering from kidney ailments.

Admn reduces waste-disposal fee for private hospitals
Chandigarh, May 20
The Chandigarh Administration has notified a reduction in the rates it charges from private hospitals and clinics to dispose off their waste through incineration. Various categories have also been created for small clinics, hospitals and laboratories.

YEHI HAI RIGHT CHOICE, BABY: Cola wars be damned; when the heat attacks, beat it with ‘jaljira’. — Photo Karam Singh

Admn in dilemma as city faces power crisis
Chandigarh, May 20
To introduce a regulated and fixed system of rotational power cuts or to avoid these till the power supply system gets in danger? The Chandigarh Administration is faced with this dilemma as the city battles with a shortage of power for about 12 hours every day, resulting in overdrawing from the power grid.

Over 100 jhuggis demolished
Panchkula, May 20
The Haryana Urban Development Authority today resumed its anti- encroachment drive against jhuggi dwellers, which was launched in the Industrial Area here almost a fortnight ago, near the Nada Sahib gurdwara today.

HUDA enforcement staff demolish jhuggis near Nada Sahib in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

HUDA enforcement staff demolish jhuggis near Nada Sahib in Panchkula on Monday.

Hassle-free & speedy legal assistance
Chandigarh, May 20
The UT State Legal Service Authority, which offers legal aid and assistance to persons who have had delayed settlement in cases of matrimonial discord, property dispute, company fraud, or harassment on account of financial hazard, has been of a great help.

Iron men continue without iron hands
Chandigarh, May 20
The voluntary manual desilting of the Sukhna, this year, is not supplemented by machine power.
Earlier, the state of Punjab and Haryana, the Army and the Bhakra Beas Management Board, used to provide JCBs, tippers and bulldozers to lift dry soil from the bed of the lake.

‘Female foeticide: don’t victimise victims’
Chandigarh, May 20
The issue of female foeticide was brought forth in a one-day discussion on female foeticide in the ICSSR Complex of Panjab University here today. Most speakers there said the declining sex ratio in Punjab had got the attention of the government on the issue, but a lot still remained to be done to enforce the laws against the evil.
Mr Subhash Medankar speaks at a discussion on female foeticide in the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Mr Subhash Medankar speaks at a discussion on female foeticide in the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. The others in the picture are Dr Mira Shiva, Ms Sarojini and Mr Manmohan Sharma. — A Tribune photograph

Glamour girl takes city by storm
Chandigarh, May 20
The glamour world of modelling has been dominated by Punjabi ‘kudis’ and Simran Sachdeva is the latest addition. This Gladrags Mega Model runner-up of this year, who is a fashion designer herself, exerted her Punjabi charm on the budding designers of the National Institute of Fashion Designing today.

Gladrags Mega Model Simran Sachdeva signs autographs at NIFD, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Gladrags Mega Model Simran Sachdeva signs autographs at NIFD, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday.

238 recruits join ITBP
Chandigarh May 20
As many as 238 recruits were absorbed into the Indo-Tibet Border Police at an impressive attestation ceremony and passing-out parade at the basic training centre of the force at Bhanu, near here today.

ITBP jawans in jubilant mood after the passing-out parade at the basic training centre at Bhanu in Panchkula on Monday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

ITBP jawans in jubilant mood after the passing-out parade at the basic training centre at Bhanu in Panchkula on Monday.

Bush will not allow Indo-Pak war
ITH the terrorists’ strike on the Kaluchak Army camp near Jammu on May 14, the clock has been put back to December 13 when terrorists rocked the Parliament House. Mr Vajpayee had then said: “We will launch a decisive and final battle against Pakistan”. Thus started the large-scale deployment of our Army on the border for “Operation Parakram”, which did not come off in January, as planned.

365 challaned for traffic violations
Chandigarh, May 20
A special drive was carried out by the police to check traffic violations in the city this morning. A total of 365 traffic violators were challaned for various offences.
The drive was carried out from 7 am to 9 am and 52 nakas were put up at strategic points throughout the city.

City elite serve for a cause
Chandigarh, May 20
All those who went to eat at Hot Millions-2 here today received a pleasant surprise when the city’s elite, wearing aprons and smiles, served them food — all for a cause.
Carrying on with the last year’s experiment of getting celebrities to serve food for a cause, the Rotary Club of Chandigarh organised this mega ‘Eat-n-Serve’ event that proved to be a huge success, in spite of the absence of top administrative officials.

1,21,825 cubic feet of silt removed
Chandigarh , May 20
A total of 1,21,825 cubic feet of silt has been removed from the bed of the Sukhna Lake at the regulator end till date.
Nearly 300 persons participated in the shramdan today, of which 100 were from the Haryana Civil Secretariat.

Camera discovered in try room
SAS Nagar, May 20
All you women customers changing clothes in try rooms of garments stores and tailors, look out. A spy camera may be hidden behind the curtains. It was something Internet surfers had seen on the net, but in a specific incident, the relative of a senior police official, who had gone to a cloth shop in Phase 3-B 1 market here, to her utter horror, discovered that the shopkeeper had hidden a video camera in the try room.

2 held for selling fake gold jewellery
Chandigarh, May 20
The police has arrested two persons from Sector 23 for allegedly duping local residents by selling them fake gold ornaments. The accused have been identified as Mohinder Singh and Sultan Singh, both residents of Sonepat.


Ethnic summer wear for men
Chandigarh, May 20
A fashion design institute of Delhi, Senorita College of Fashion Design and Management, plans to enter the retail business by opening its first outlet at Chandigarh.


School funds to be clubbed under one head
Chandigarh, May 20
To address the problem of paucity of funds under various heads, which forces government schools to resort to meeting the shortfall through ‘collections’ from students, the UT Education Department has decided to club all funds under one head.

Officiating school heads reverted
Chandigarh, May 20
Following the CAT orders, the UT Administration has reverted officiating heads of government schools here to their earlier status of lecturers and a fresh list of heads will be released within a week.

Sarita ManujaISO 9001:2000 certificate awarded to DAV-8
Chandigarh, May 20
Awarded the International Certification ISO 9001:2000, DAV Public School, Sector 8, has attained the status of being the first internationally certified school in the city. The ISO 9001:2000 is management specific and lays down standards for the quality systems for the management.


One declared PO in murder case
Chandigarh, May 20
A local court has initiated the process for declaring Saleem Mohamad, a proclaimed offender in the Sector 23 murder case. The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L Mohal, has issued a proclamation against the accused as the non-bailable warrant issued against him had been returned unserved.

Next hearing fixed for May 28
Chandigarh, May 20
In SAS Nagar encroachment case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today permitted the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, besides the anti-encroachment committee, along with the court counsel, to submit their suggestions regarding amendment in the revised landscaping policy within four days.


Theatre workshop for kids from May 28
Chandigarh, May 20
To bring out the hidden talent in children and to keep them busy in creative activities during summer vacation, Pracheen Kala Kendra would be organising its 10th children theatre workshop from May 28 in the Kendra Complex in Sector 35, said Mr M.L. Koser during a press meet here today.

R.D. Burman Award finals
Chandigarh, May 20
To perpetuate the memory of music director and singer R.D. Burman, a competition will be held to discover a la R.D. Burman. And bringing this competition to music-lovers is the Majlis Journalists’ and Artists' Association with its first All-India R D Burman Award (male singers only) finals to be held at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on May 25.


Myths regarding organ donation removed
Chandigarh, May 20
“Don’t take your organs to heaven... heaven knows we need them here.” This is the motto with which the team of doctors and their assistants are working for the Organ Donation Public Awareness Week, which started at the PGI here today.

Visitors line up at an organ-donation public-awareness camp in the new OPD block, PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors line up at an organ-donation public-awareness camp in the new OPD block, PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Pre-surgical nasoalveolar anatomy demonstrated
Chandigarh, May 20
Dr Sanjay Suri, Assistant Professor, BRS Dental College, Panchkula, and consultant , Fortis Heart Care Institute, SAS Nagar, demonstrated a new pre-surgical nasoalveolar moulding to correct deformity and alignment of the jaw segments and nose anatomy at the recently concluded 102nd Annual Conference of the American Association of Orthodontists held at Philadelphia.

Before and After: A patient with a left side cleft lip and palate who underwent nasoalveolar moulding to improve lip alveolus and nose anatomy prior to surgery
Before and After

Nurses Week functions end
Chandigarh, May 20
The Nurses Week functions in various hospitals here ended yesterday with a valedictory function in the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr S.B.S. Mann, Director Principal of the GMCH, and the guest of honour was Ms Rajinder Dhadda, president of the Chandigarh branch of the Trained Nurses Association of India.

Charitable camp for heart patients
Chandigarh, May 20
Annie Heart and Medical Centre, Sector 15, in association with the Escorts team of doctors from New Delhi will organise a charitable camp for heart patients on May 26.
The camp, which the centre claims is first of its kind in the history of invasive cardiology, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and provide services like angiography and angioplasty on a charitable basis to patients under the supervision of Dr Suman Bhandari and his team.

421 donate blood
SAS Nagar, May 20
As many as 421 persons, including 110 women, donated blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal at its bhavan in Phase 6 here yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Rajan Kashyap, Principal Secretary, Health, Punjab.


Ajeetesh, Sanjit win golf title
Chandigarh, May 20
Ajeetesh Sandhu and Sanjit Bala clinched the Sher-e-Kashmir Golf Cup at the Chandigarh Golf Club defeating Col Suri and Col Ranjit Randhawa in the finals.
More than 110 members participated this year, according to Dr G.S. Kochhar, Chairman, Media and Publicity, Chandigarh Golf Club.


DC’s order on water supply
Panchkula, May 20
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, has directed the HUDA administrator to ensure that drinking water should reach the second floor of each house in the township.


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