Sunday, August 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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School-going children face ‘danger’
Rickety buses, rash drivers, callous Admn
Chandigarh, August 24
Rickety, overloaded and over-aged buses with no safety controls in place. Maverick drivers and kids handled by insensitive conductors. Speeding autorickshaws packed with children and their schoolbags. Sending children to school is getting risky. No one seems to be incharge. Schools pass on the buck around to the transporters. So between home and school the child is virtually on his/her own.

Was Ravi Kant Sharma at Chandigarh Club last night?
Chandigarh, August 24
There was a commotion at Chandigarh Club last night when Ms Madhu Sharma, wife of Haryana’s suspended Inspector-General of Police Ravi Kant Sharma and a suspect in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, turned up there for a brief meeting with two “unknown” persons.

Lion undergoes CT scan; report normal
Chandigarh, August 24
A city laboratory resounded with screams but not of pain as one would have expected at a laboratory, but of excitement. The reason being, for the first time perhaps, a lion was brought to Mercury Imaging Centre in Sector 8 to check out the possibility of a tumor, clotting or growth in its brain.

ROYAL TREATMENT: A lion being scanned for brain growth at a Sector 8 CT scan centre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


New-look museum has no space for martyrs’ portraits
Chandigarh, August 24
The recent move of the Government Museum in Sector 10, to add fresh sections, has provoked resentment among those who have been relentlessly trying to get the museum authority to allocate a suitable corner but have been denied the same. About 1,000 martyrs of Indian freedom movement are dying all over again at the National Gallery of Portraits for want of proper care.

Cholera cases count goes up to 10
Chandigarh, August 24
With five new cases of cholera being admitted to various hospitals in the city today, the tally has now gone up to 10, as the disease seems to be spreading its tentacles beyond the confines of Palsora, where it resurfaced last week, giving the authorities anxious moments.

IGNOU centre opened in Burail jail
Chandigarh, August 24
The inmates of Model Jail, Burail, will finally have access to academic information, thanks to IGNOU, which today set up its centre on the jail premises. The first of its kind in any jail across North India, the centre aims to fulfill the vision of spreading education among all segments of the society, including undertrials and convicts.


A ray of hope for slum children

Get cookery lessons from CITCO chef
Chandigarh, August 24
For slum kids of Janata Colony in Sector 25, this day came with the promise of hope. As CITCO set up a special canteen for them on the premises of Government Model School, Sector 24, the kids had a field day, taking cookery lessons from one of the famous chefs of Shivalik View, Mr Manoj Aswal.

Slum kids learn cooking from a Shivalik View chef at a special canteen set up for them by CITCO
Slum kids learn cooking from a Shivalik View chef at a special canteen set up for them by CITCO at Government High School, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Residents protest PUDA decision on green belt area
SAS Nagar, August 24
Residents of EWS houses in Phase VII here staged a protest against the Punjab Government and the PUDA authorities here today. The agitated residents blocked traffic by squatting on the road leading from the YPS chowk towards the Madanpur chowk for about two hours and raised slogans. 

BJP to protest against water tariff hike
Chandigarh, August 24
The local unit of the BJP today said it would resort to a major agitation next week to protest against the Congress for having passed the water tariff hike and having scrapped the housing project for MC employees besides affecting an increase in charges for use of community centres.

No women’s forum in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, August 24
One can imagine the plight of a young girl, staying alone in city, allegedly been raped by her employer. She fails to find a single person for help in the city. The police will wait till the accused “surrender” and media will debate whether she has actually been raped or has been involved in some conspiracy to implicate the employer.

DDR lodged against tour & travel co
Chandigarh, August 24
A city resident has complained to the police that his scooter’s key and Rs 700 were snatched by employees of a Sector 22-based tour and travel company, when he had gone to the latter’s office to ask for the refund of a bus ticket today. On the other hand, the company’s owner denied the allegations and alleged that the man had impersonated as senior police official on the telephone and issued threats.

Town to face erratic power supply
Panchkula, August 24
The town will face irregular power supply for two days starting from 7 a.m. tomorrow. One-hour unscheduled rotational cuts are likely to be imposed on some sectors and there will be no supply in certain sectors for three hours tomorrow. However, the supply is expected to become normal after 6 pm on Monday.

Rectify the anomaly in road tax
would like to thank The Tribune for highlighting the “Anomaly in road tax fixation” (August 4). The case has been hanging fire since March 1998 when I brought out the anomaly in my letter to the editor in The Tribune (March 26, 1998). The story is interesting and throws some light on the working of our bureaucracy.

  • Postal services

  • Incorrect report


Man booked for beating wife
Chandigarh, August 24
Ms Carallel Thakur, a resident of Sector 49, has reported to the police that she was beaten up by her husband Ravi Thakur on the night of August 22. According to information, Ms Thakur developed a fracture in her nose. A case has been registered under Section 325 of the IPC after medical examination of the victim.


Police involves students in counselling work
Chandigarh, August 24
Beginning from today, graduates from four reputed educational institutions of the city will regularly visit the Women and Child Support Unit (formerly the Crime Against Women Cell) in Sector 17 and join the process of counselling the parties involved in outstanding disputes.

Plan to start vocational courses in colleges
Chandigarh, August 24
Panjab University plans to initiate vocational subjects at the first year undergraduate level, preparing students at least for ‘middle-level skill demanding jobs’, apart from the routine ‘generalist teaching’ which as such did not promise any jobs.

PU students shifted to hospital
Chandigarh, August 24
Two students of the Panjab University Students Union sitting on a chain fast at the Law Department of the university were today shifted to the General Hospital in Sector 16.

Saplings planted at GMHS-43
Chandigarh, August 24
The issue of conservation of environment dominated the day in city government schools where special functions were organised as a part of the awareness drive, here today. A sapling plantation function was held at Government Model High School, Sector 43.

  • Rally organised

  • Debate winners

Children of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-D, Chandigarh, participate in a Sadbhawana Rally in Chandigarh
Children of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-D, Chandigarh, participate in a Sadbhawana Rally in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


States, UT warned on benefit scheme
Chandigarh, August 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that “drastic orders” for enforcing financial restraints may have to be issued if finances were not arranged for the implementation of the National Benefit Scheme — evolved to help “the poorest among the poor” — by the Punjab and Haryana government, besides the Chandigarh Administration.

  • Notice of motion
  • Quashed

Notice issued in teacher’s case


Spanning classical nuances with aplomb
Chandigarh, August 24
Music comes naturally to Dr Subhendu Ghosh. His expertise over the technicalities of Indian classical music which he harmoniously blended with emotions reflect a deep understanding. His performance left the audience grasping for more at the Bhaskar Rao Indoor auditorium at Pracheen Kala Kendra here this evening.

Dr Subhendu Ghosh performs at the Bhaskar Rao Indoor auditorium in Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

Dr Subhendu Ghosh performs at the Bhaskar Rao Indoor auditorium in Pracheen Kala Kendra

Spiritual museum opened in Phase VII
SAS Nagar, August 24
A spiritual museum set up at the Rajyoga centre of the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Iswariya Vishwa Vidyalaya was opened to the public in Phase VII here today. Built at a cost of Rs 3 lakh, the museum was completed in five months.

Sound and light shows to mark Janamashtami celebrations
Chandigarh, August 23
Taking routine away from Janamashtami celebrations, the authorities of the local Goria Math in Sector 20 are all set to add a touch of exuberance to the festive occasion. For the first time in the city, devotees will get to witness the magnificence of science and religion at the same time, greeted as they will be by almost-live images of Lord Krishna, pouring sermons from the Bhagwadgita.

Structuring India, frame by frame
Chandigarh, August 24
His frames feed on faith, which he has gathered from people he met and situations he encountered during his four years of stay in India. In love with capturing the mystique of India in his lens, Laurent de Gaulle, minces no words on how he adores this land of the divine.
Lensman Laurent de Gaulle’s photographic works are on display at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery, Sector 36, Chandigarh.
Lensman Laurent de Gaulle’s photographic works are on display at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery, Sector 36, Chandigarh.

Crime thriller with fresh storyline
OCH’ (Batra) is a crime thriller which stands out with a fresh storyline seldom attempted in Bollywood, which is filled with hackneyed settings for emotional and social dramas. Sushen Bhatnagar has experimented portraying a psychopath’s mind which is set to contemporary family settings of the modern times where personal equations are undergoing a transformation.


Snag in expensive equipment hits poor patients
Chandigarh, August 24
Even as the Cardiology Department at the PGI awaits the installation of the Main Cath Lab, the newly acquired C Arm machine costing Rs 1 crore has already developed a snag, causing inconvenience to the poor patients, who get treatment at a much less price, here.

From medication to meditation
Chandigarh, August 24
Taking a break from their monotonous and rigorous schedule of attending to stream of patients, doctors, nurses and other staff of the PGI had a very enriching experience today as they all got tips on “Sahaj Marg Meditation” to heal their mind, body and soul.


Sharda Sarvhitkari bag overall trophy
Chandigarh, August 24
Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, bagged the overall trophy in the UT Inter-School Wrestling Meet in the age groups for below-14, 17 and 19. In the under-14 section, Rohit of Sharda School stood first in below-25 kg; Kishore in below-28 kg; Sonu in below-30 kg; Yoginder in below-32 kg; Ajay in below 35-kg; Govind in below 38-kg; Anuj in below-41 kg; Faishad in below-45 kg; Love Kumar in below-49 kg; and Ajay in below-55 kg.

  • Hockey tournament

  • Basketball meet

  • Carrom tourney

  • St Kabir Trophy

  • Rohit bags title

  • School Tournament

  • HSIDC beat CITCO

Wrestler given warm welcome
Chandigarh, August 24
Mr Kartar Singh, Director Sports, Punjab, was given a warm reception when he returned to his office after winning the Veteran World Wrestling Championship for the seventh consecutive year.

Nominations invited
Chandigarh, August 24
Following directions from the Government of India, the Chandigarh Administration has invited nominations for various categories of national awards for persons with disabilities.


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