Monday, August 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Three more have cholera; Health Dept denies
Officials silent on actual figures
Chandigarh, August 25
Two wings of the UT Administration, the Health Department and the Government Medical College and Hospital, have different assessment of the number of cholera cases that have come up here in the last three days.

Orissa police arrests prime suspect from city
Chandigarh, August 25
A team of the Orissa police today arrested a 36-year-old man from Khuda Lahora who was one of the members of a gang involved in the nationwide operation of printing fake currency notes. 

A team of the Orissa police led by Inspector Prabhat Kumar Pradhan (right) takes away Nru Singha Charna Malik A team of the Orissa police led by Inspector Prabhat Kumar Pradhan (right) takes away Nru Singha Charna Malik, a suspect in a case of printing fake currency notes, from the Sector 11 police station, Chandigarh, on Sunday.



New PU panel on Kang meets today
Chandigarh, August 25
The impasse over the readmission of Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Student Union, continued, even as a second committee formed to discuss this issue met in the PU here today. 

UT enhances grant to akademies
Chandigarh, August 25
After years of deliberating upon the issue of increase in the annual grant of three Chandigarh akademies, the UT Administration has finally decided to enhance it from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. 

102 prison officers attend workshops
Chandigarh, August 25
“Human rights come naturally. Neither law can define them nor any agency can enforce them. The philosophy behind human rights is to give every individual certain fundamental liberties besides ensuring his dignity,” was the message given to 102 prison officers drawn from 15 states and union territories who attended a series of workshops here.

The accident involving a school bus raised the worst fears of city parents. That kids are unsafe in school buses, was the common refrain. Demands for strictness and having a leash on bus operators were raised by all sections of society. In Chandigarh a majority of the school buses are run by private operators and the schools say the onus of transporting kids to school and back home is on the parents.



‘Compliance of IT Act gaining acceptance’
Chandigarh, August 25
The simplification of the Income Tax Act and an increased level of awareness among the middle class have enhanced the collection of income tax in the region. The people friendly approach of the IT Department had also encouraged the assesses to pay their taxes.

BJP burns effigies of Sonia, Ambika, Bansal
Chandigarh, August 25
The local unit of the BJP, led by BJP national secretary Om Prakash Dhankar, today burnt effigies of Ms Sonia Gandhi, Ms Ambika Soni and Mr Pawan Bansal and staged a two-hour dharna at the school site in Sector 40, allotted to the Heritage Society.

Art of keeping your wife happy
Chandigarh, August 25
For those who are not finding happiness at home because of an unhealthy relationship with the spouse, here are some tips from two persons who spoke today on the delicate art of keeping one’s wife happy.

Augmentation work disrupts power supply in town
Panchkula, August 25
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam began augmentation of a 12.5-KV transformer at the Industrial Area substation this morning. This resulted in power disruption in most parts of the township.

Chubby babies cuddle together Baby show in Food Craft Institute
Chandigarh, August 25
Dressed in laces and frills, little childrens put their best foot forward at a baby show organised at Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, here today. As many as 200 children participated in the contest. On the basis of age, they were divided into five categories.

Chubby babies cuddle together on the occasion of a baby show in the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Photo Pankaj Sharma

District Congress Committee (R) office-bearers
Chandigarh, August 25
The constitution of the District Congress Committee (Rural) has been completed with the appointment of six each of vice-president, general secretary, secretary and block president.

Condition of HP accident victims stable
Chandigarh, august 25
The condition of the three residents of the city, who were admitted to the PGI after being injured in a bus accident near Dharampur in Solan district today, is stable.



Missing links in rape case
Chandigarh August 25
Investigations by the Chandigarh police seems to have made a little headway in the 12-day-old case of alleged drugging and raping of a girl in her twenties by the owner of a computer centre.

Impostor arrested
SAS Nagar, August 25
A man posing as an Intelligence Bureau official from Delhi has been arrested by the local police. In a police press note released here today, it was stated that Sumir Chauhan of Ludhiana district had rung up a senior manager of Spice Telecom, Mr Rohit Jain, and sought a list of numbers of mobile phones which he said was required to nab a criminal. 

Theft in Panchkula house
Panchkula, August 25
A house in Sector 7 here was burgled by miscreants on the night of August 23. Cash worth Rs 7,800 was stolen from the almirah of the house. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered.




D.A.V., Sr. Secondary School
A nursery of sports superstars

Swami Dayanand, the founder of Arya Samaj and one of the greatest socio-religious reformers of India, led a crusade against superstitions and evil social practices which had become a curse on the Indian society. He firmly believed that they were the outcome of ignorance and lack of knowledge which could be removed only through a system of education based on Vedas.

My School
AV Senior Secondary School is one of the premiere educational institutes of India. It has an illustrious history behind its establishment which makes me proud of it. Founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in the year 1864 at Lahore, his name itself speaks volumes of his acumen.

We need to evolve an Indian system of education
Principal Ravinder TalwarM
r Ravinder Talwar, Principal of D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, won the National Award 2000, the highest award into he field of education. Mr Talwar started his teaching career in 1970 in D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. He was promoted as headmaster of A. S. High School, Ambala, in 1981, as principal after which he again joined D.A.V. Chandigarh in 1986.

  • On Educational reforms

  • On religious education

  • On laying stress on all round development of the students

  • On the need for discipline

Poems by students

Inter-school quiz contest
Chandigarh, August 25
As part of the ongoing bicentenary celebrations, St John’s High School, Sector 26, organised an inter-school quiz contest in the school auditorium here today. As many as 36 teams from 18 schools of the city participated in the contest. The quiz began with a preliminary round. 

Bright students present patriotic songs
Chandigarh, August 25
A musical programme on the theme of patriotism was jointly organised by Dr Khera’s Chandigarh Coaching Centre and the Payal Musical Club at Tagore Theatre. The programme is presented every year under the title of Vande Mataram.

Bonanza of dance items by children
Chandigarh, August 25
It was a bonanza of Film-based dance items at Tagore Theatre where about 30 participants exhibited their talent during a competition called “Dance masti” organised by the Arjun Star Group here this evening.



Feng Shui — the Chinese Vaastu
Chandigarh, August 25
Since time immemorial, every culture has had it’s rituals and guidelines passed down from generation to generation, most of these aim at making our lives prosperous. Vaastu and Feng Shui are two such arts.



Hockey academy boys clinch title
Chandigarh, August 25
The newly-recruited boys of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, today showed a spirited display of stick work when they humbled the Rock Rovers Club 5-1 to clinch the hockey title in the 1st S.N. Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament, which concluded here this evening at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium.

Shikha, Vikram win TT titles
Chandigarh, August 25
Shikha Sharma of AG Haryana and Vikram Aditya of Amritsar won the women’s and men’s titles, respectively, in the fourth Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament that concluded in the Sector 23 hall here today. Mr D.S. Mangat, Director Public Instruction (schools), gave away the prizes to the winners.


Transporters decry STA's challan spree
Chandigarh, August 25
Alleging that the State Transport Authority was challaning school buses arbitrarily, members of the Chandigarh School Bus Operators Welfare Association, in a press note issued here today, said they were being fined for no fault of theirs.

Efficiency test for cops
SAS Nagar, August 25 
The police today conducted an efficiency test for its staff. The SP, Mr H.S. Bhullar, said the test was aimed at increasing the knowledge of the staff and also determining how much they knew about their work.


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