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‘Sick’ equipment keeps GMCH patients in queue
Expensive machines lying unused for years
Chandigarh, September 4
Even though the departments of cardiology and neurology are yet to come up at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 related equipment worth several lakhs has been lying unused for years, while on the other hand patients are being made to wait for months for simple surgery as some essential machinery has been lying out of order.

Centre committed to set up judicial panel: Jana
A law officer, holding a bouquet waits at the Haryana Advocate-General’s office for Union Law Minister K. Jana KrishnamurthyChandigarh, September 4
Claiming to be committed to the setting up of a National Judicial Commission in the country for appointing Supreme Court and High Court Judges, besides evolving a code of ethics for the judicial officers, Union Minister of Law and Justice K. Jana Krishnamurthy today asserted that a bill in this regard was likely to be placed in the Parliament in the coming winter session.

BLOOMING FACE AMONG BOUQUETS: A law officer, holding a bouquet waits at the Haryana Advocate-General’s office for Union Law Minister K. Jana Krishnamurthy’s arrival at the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma



No pact should be signed with Pak: Malik
Chandigarh, September 4
Be careful of potential threats posed by neighbouring states, particularly China, opined the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik (retd) held the idea that no agreement should be signed with a military government of Pakistan and all “our missile development programmes have to be expedited despite advice from the US or any other friendly country.”

ALL GENERALS: (from left)Lieut-Gen S.S. Mehta, GoC -in- C- Western Commnand, former Punjab Governor Lieut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), former GoC-in-C Western Command, Lieut-Gen Vijay Oberoi (retd), the Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), and a former Chief of the Army Staff, General V.P. Mailk (retd), at a seminar in Chandi Mandir on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph 

Install security gadgets, businessmen told
Chandigarh, September 4
Inspired by ‘success’ of the Residential Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, the UT police launched ‘Business Neighbourhood Watch Scheme’ in Sector 37 this evening. The scheme is aimed to enhance security in the commercial establishments by securing cooperation of businessmen.

State awards for six teachers
Chandigarh, September 4
As another Teachers’ Day comes, it is once again an occasion to pay rightful tributes to makers of the nation. In an attempt to inspire the teaching fraternity with fresh confidence for the coming year, the UT Education Department today announced the state awards which went to one principal and five teachers this year.

Schools yield to bus operators’ demand
Chandigarh, September 4
The fortnight-long stalemate between schools and bus operators over the signing of contracts ended here today, with the schools agreeing to the demand of the bus operators.


P.N. Haksar memorial seminar organised
Chandigarh, September 4
Haryana was the first state in the country which refused present its plan before the Planning Commission during the Bansi Lal regime, representing the ‘’distrust’’ of state in Central Government’s powers to control finances for developmental plans to alleviate poverty and generate employment.

BJP for rail connectivity with Bihar, UP
Chandigarh, September 3
The local unit of the BJP today demanded direct rail connectivity between the city and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa.

Plea to control deficit financing
Chandigarh, September 4
The National Unity and Security Council today appealed to the Prime Minister to take urgent steps to control deficit financing which was seriously affecting the economy of the country.

Cases filed by staff reviewed
Chandigarh, September 4
Overburdened with a rising number of court cases the Engineering Wing of the Chandigarh Administration, today carried out a review of all cases filed by its own employees seeking relief.

Newborn abandoned
Chandigarh, September 4
A newborn baby boy, reportedly found abandoned near the General Hospital in Sector 16 here tonight, was admitted to the hospital at about 9 pm. According to information available from hospital sources, the condition of the baby, who has been kept under care in the nursery ward unit of the hospital, is stable.

Ramlila Mahasabha poll on Sept 8
Chandigarh, September 4
The Chandigarh Kendriya Ramlila Mahasabha has decided to hold its annual elections on September 8.



Held for possessing panther’s skin
Chandigarh, September 4
A resident of Pauri Garhwal, Uttaranchal, Hari Singh Negi, was arrested for allegedly possessing panther’s skin from a Sector 22-based hotel here today.

  • Woman injured

  • Theft cases

  • Man beaten up

Two held for illegal possession of liquor
SAS Nagar, September 4
The police arrested two persons on charges of carrying liquor illegally in two separate incidents.

Woman killed in mishap
Panchkula, September 4
Ms Indira Devi, a resident of Surajpur, died on the spot when a vehicle hit her bicycle on the Ambala-Kalka highway near Pinjore Petrol Pump yesterday.


A view of the Sector 22-D  market at night.MARKET SPOTLIGHT — 22 D MAIN MARKET
Problems galore in city’s oldest market
o you have a wedding at home? Celebration of a wedding anniversary? Or any other social occasion? If you want to do it in style, you will have to visit the Sector 22-D market for making necessary purchases, one of principal shopping centres of the City Beautiful.

A view of the Sector 22-D market at night.
— photo Manoj Mahajan

Sidhu signed as brand ambassador
Biskfarm Biscuits, eastern India’s major biscuits-manufacturer, has signed Navjot Singh Sidhu as its brand ambassador. The company’s deal with Sidhu is in tune with its plans to launch Biskfarm Biscuits nationally and become a major player in the Indian biscuit market, especially North India.

  • Spice showroom


PU ponders over paternity leave issue
Chandigarh, September 4
With a view to enable men to share family responsibility, Panjab University is contemplating giving paternity leave to employees of the university.

Taking up teaching for convenience
Chandigarh, September 4
It is more for convenience than any other reason. Teaching in a neighbouring school not only gives Vandana enough money to spend on herself, it also gives her opportunity to stay with her little one while she is working.

‘Review needs of universities’
Chandigarh, September 4
There is an urgent need to review the real needs of the universities and colleges in the challenging educational environment in order to provide support for their smooth functioning.

Workshop concludes
Chandigarh, September 4
A two-day workshop on adolescent and environment problems concluded here today. Speakers from Ludhiana, Patiala, Panchkula and lecturers from Government College for Girls in Sector 11 participated in the workshop.


Ravinder Gill acquitted for lack of evidence
Kharar, September 4
Mr Maghar Khan, Sessions Judge, Ropar, acquitted Ravinder Singh Gill, an accused in a case of murdering his father Satwant Singh Gill, owner of Gill Estate at Kansal village, here yesterday. Satwant Gill was stabbed to death with a sharp-edged weapon on August 17, 2001, and his body was found in the room of his farmhouse at Kansal village near SAS Nagar.

Notice to UT in Sidhu’s plea
Chandigarh, September 4
Acting on a bail plea moved by the suspended Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, under the Arms Act a local court today issued a notice to the UT State for September 9 for reply.

  • Case adjourned



Blending harmonies across the globe
Chandigarh, September 4
As people of music, they are both into the job of transporting melodies from one country to another. Literally born into music, Spanish-born vocalist Mark and Jamaica-born singer and performer Kaiya have been blending harmonies for audiences across the world.

Freshers jive to popular tunes during the freshers’ party of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology at the Khyber, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Freshers jive to latest numbers
Chandigarh, September 4
For the freshers of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology, it was a day of cultural extravaganza. No wonder the mood, the music and the melody suited the evening and its tone well.

Freshers jive to popular tunes during the freshers’ party of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology at the Khyber, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan


Night vendors back to business; authorities helpless
Chandigarh, September 4
Nullifying the efforts of the UT Health Department and other authorities to make the city secure against cholera and other water-borne diseases, roadside vendors offering banned products have started to surface late in the evening.

Dr B.S. ChandhokChandhok to attend conference in Malaysia
Chandigarh, September 4
Having earned the distinction of being the only doctor in the world who has introduced homoeopathy in international sports, city based Dr B.S. Chandhok, has been invited to present a paper on “Acceptability of Homoeopathy as Sports Medicine” at a conference to be held at Malaysia.

A team of doctors from the GMCH-32 with students of Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Adolescent health programme
Chandigarh, September 4
The Department of Paediatrics of Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 organised “ Adolescent health awareness programme”, at Government College, Sector 46, here today.

A team of doctors from the GMCH-32 with students of Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.



Gagandeep wins carrom tourney
Chandigarh, September 4
Gagandeep Singh lifted the men’s singles title in the XII Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament which concluded here on Wednesday at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, by defeating K.S.Patwal of the Survey of India 24-14, 25-8.

  • Shooting championship

  • Snooker event

  • Handball championship

  • SPS, DAV lads in final

  • Haryana Yoga at AmbalaTop

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