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20,000 carrying hepatitis B in city
Fund crunch increasing spread
Chandigarh, September 8
Even though, in Asia, the spread of hepatitis-B is more alarming than that of AIDS, lack of funds and non-inclusion of the hepatitis-B vaccine in child immunisation programmes have doctors worrying.

Bid to revive militancy; 3 held
SAS Nagar, September 8
With the arrest of three persons, the Ropar police has foiled a plan to revive militancy in Punjab.
According to a press note issued here today by Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police, the three persons were arrested at two checkpoints, one at Kurali and the other at Morinda.

Chinks in PU exam armour
Chandigarh, September 8
Despite having made a commendable progress in updating the slackened process of examination during the past few years, Panjab University still has to tighten up its working in straightening out certain procedural lapses which put students at the receiving end.


Bus-truck collision leaves 14 hurt
Chandigarh, September 8
At least 14 persons got injured when a Delhi bound bus of Himachal Roadways collided with a speeding truck at the Transport Chowk traffic lights early today. The injured were rushed to the PGI and the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital.

The HRTC bus that was hit by a speeding truck at the Transport Chowk traffic lights, Chandigarh, early on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The HRTC bus that was hit by a speeding truck at the Transport Chowk traffic lights, Chandigarh, early on Sunday

SSI units seek clearance of payment from PSEB
Chandigarh, September 8
The Chamber of Confederation of Chandigarh Industries here has urged the Punjab State Electricity Board to clear the payments worth crores pending since March this year.

A golfer spans the vastness of the golf course that looks like a spotless bedspread under a spotted deep blue sky in Chandigarh
A golfer spans the vastness of the golf course that looks like a spotless bedspread under a spotted deep blue sky in Chandigarh. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Improve purchasing power: economist
Chandigarh, September 8
The agriculture-driven Punjab economy is suffering due to weakening purchasing power in the country, which, unless addressed, will not be sustainable in the future. This was stated by food economist R. Radhakrishna while giving a presentation during the Haksar series of seminars and discussions at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today.

THE Sanskrit Academy, Delhi, has conferred the Sanskrit Teacher award 2001-2002 on Dr (Mrs) Kamal Anand. Dr Anand has the distinction of being the first and the only woman to have been awarded the degree of D Litt by Panjab University. The award has been announced in recognition of her contribution for promotion and development of Sanskrit language and literature.

  • Kargil conflict
  • Starry tantrums
  • No hard feelings
  • Managing traffic
  • Waiting for garbage
  • Police drive
  • Blind with vision
  • Parking problem
  • Course in jail
  • Cremation ground
  • Tailpiece

Residents plan cooperative cable network
Chandigarh, September 8
Fed up with frequent tariff hikes by cable operators, the Residents Welfare Association, Sector-38 A and B, has decided to set up its own cooperative cable network. The initiative of the association is likely to start chain reaction with other welfare associations following the suit.

14-year-old boy abused, killed
Colony residents gherao police station, demand body
Chandigarh, September 8
Policemen at Mani Majra police station had a tough time late this evening when a large number of Indira Colony residents gheraoed the police station, demanding possession of the body of a 14-year-old boy of the colony, Naim Ahmed, who was killed allegedly by a motor mechanic near Rampur Lehar village in Hoshiarpur district on September 2.
Residents of Indira Colony gherao Mani Majra police station on Sunday night
Residents of Indira Colony gherao Mani Majra police station on Sunday night, demanding possession of the body of 14-year-old Naim Ahmed, who was killed after being sodomised at Rampur Lehar village in Hoshiarpur (Punjab), in Chandigarh on Sunday evening. — A Tribune photograph

Jacob launches join-hand campaign
Chandigarh, September 8
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob, (retd) today launched the join-hand campaign of HelpAge India to involve the larger strata of population in helping the old and destitute.

People run for eyes with Milkha
Chandigarh, September 8
Leading hundreds of enthusiastic participants in the run for eye donation awareness campaign, Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, today stressed the need for a legislation in North India, allowing cornea removal without the consent of the family of the deceased, as was the case in Gujarat.

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh (second from left) leads the eye donation awareness race at the Sukhna in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh (second from left) leads the eye donation awareness race at the Sukhna in Chandigarh on Sunday

US woman gets taste of Indian hospitality
Chandigarh, September 8
A 50-year-old American woman from Houston reportedly had a harrowing time in Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.
The woman, who was helped by CITCO Assistant Director Vinod Kalia, will return to Mumbai after cancelling her reservation to Thiruvananthapuram.

Abduction complaint false
Kharar, September 8
A complaint made by Mr Babu Singh of Mundi Kharar on September 6 alleging that his married daughter, who was working as ANM in the Health Department, was abducted by her husband who is in the Punjab police and others, was found to be false when his daughter recorded her statement before the Executive Magistrate that the complaint was false and she had gone on her own will.

Verification of tenants, servants
Chandigarh, September 8
The first phase of a one-day exercise to undertake verification of servants in residential and commercial areas was undertaken in the city today. Special camps were organised in the jurisdiction of each police station where verification of servants and employees would be made.

Police personnel verify documents of servants and tenants during a verification drive in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Police personnel verify documents of servants and tenants during a verification drive in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday

City gets 69.9 mm of rainfall
Chandigarh, September 8
With today’s rainfall of 69.9 mm, the deficiency in the city remains only 74.3 mm against a normal of 791 mm in the whole season. The heavy downpour of 232 mm on August 14 alone largely contributed make up for the average rainfall in this season.

Panchkula areas waterlogged
Panchkula, September 8
Rain continued for the second consecutive day today, bringing down the temperature substantially. According to information available, the total rainfall in the district has been 62 cm. With this, the shortfall in rainfall is only a few centimetres than the projections for this year.


Four injured in mishap
Chandigarh, September 8
Four persons including a rickshaw-puller were injured after a car hit the rickshaw in Sector 19 Police Station area last evening. Three of the injured were discharged after first aid and one was admitted to the PGI. The car driver, Joginder Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, was arrested and later released on bail.

Two killed in road accidents
Panchkula, September 8
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the district during the past 24 hours. A four-year-old girl was injured in another accident yesterday. A Tata Sumo ran over an old man near the Chandi Mandir bus stop yesterday.


New cold chain in the offing
Chandigarh, September 8
Fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers grown in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh may soon become available in different parts of the country, thanks to a new cold chain being established by a private company in collaboration with two Japanese giants.

Meet sellers’ plea to Jacob
Chandigarh, September 8
The Meat Sellers’ Welfare Association, which has been on strike since September 2, today sought the intervention of the Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, to resolve the tangle between them and the slaughter house authorities.



Guru Nanak’s teachings are their living ideals
THE opening of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, was a dream fulfilled and an ambition realised for a group of luminaries almost 26 years ago. With its name figuring among the top schools of the city, the institution has grown in stature with every passing year.

Guru Nanak Public School, Sector-36, Chandigarh.
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Guru Nanak Public School, Sector-36, Chandigarh

Jasminder S. Singh, Principal‘Application is the essence of teaching’
SHE spends her day shuttling between the senior wing and junior wings of the school to carry out surprise checks to maintain discipline. Right from the morning assembly to evening , Principal Jasminder S Singh, the fourth head of the school since its establishment, divides her limited time between office work and students.

Learn about UK scholarships
Chandigarh, September 8
If you wish to study abroad but do not have the resources, the British Library, Chandigarh, has “some real valuable information” for you. For Indians hoping to pursue academic dreams in the UK, there are over 120 Chevening Scholarships on offer.

Functions, rallies mark World Literacy Day
Chandigarh, September 8
World Literacy Day was observed in Government High School, Mauli Colony, here today. A function was organised by the Regional Resource Centre for Adult Education, Panjab University, in collaboration with the Adult Education unit of the UT Administration.

HPU recognises Vidya Bhavan courses
Chandigarh, September 8
The one-year postgraduate diploma courses in journalism, public relations and mass communication conducted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan have been given recognition by Himachal Pradesh University.

Seminar on role of teachers
Chandigarh, September 8
The NSS unit of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, organised a seminar on the “Role of teachers and students in eradicating illiteracy” to mark World Literacy Day here today.

Students threaten self-immolation
Chandigarh, September 8
With the strike by students of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College entering the 32nd day today, the Students Welfare Council gave a memorandum to the Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), threatening self-immolation if the matter was not resolved by tomorrow.

Arts and crafts from the lagoon land
Chandigarh, September 8
For the sixth time in a row, the office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, is organising Kairali, an exhibition of Kerala’s rich arts and crafts at Panchayat Bhavan here.

Kairali, an exhibition featuring rich arts and crafts of Kerala, opened at Panchyat Bhavan, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Kairali, an exhibition featuring rich arts and crafts of Kerala, opened at Panchyat Bhavan, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday

An affair of grace and rhythm
Chandigarh, September 8
A host of traditional and folk dances made the evening at Pracheen Kala Kendra worthwhile yesterday. Put together by the students of the kendra, the variety show was a big success, as it featured Manipuri, kathak, Rajasthani and harvest dance.

Punjabi in essence, emotional in content
Chandigarh, September 8
For long, the world of Punjabi films has been searching for a script which can appeal to a wider audience. And whereas romance, as the content of any good film, is eternal, it is high time script writers thought beyond that. At least so thinks the Delhi-based producer and writer of ‘Sajna pardesi,’ the latest Punjabi film.


Workshop on otology
Chandigarh, September 8
The two-day workshop on “ Microsurgery of the ear-cum-update in otology”, organised by the ENT department PGI, concluded today with a live surgical demonstration of transmastoid facila nerve decompression.



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