Saturday, November 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


For eye emergencies on Divali
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 1
Anticipating a large number of emergencies due to cracker injuries during Divali, the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, has made elaborate arrangements to provide treatment to patients reporting in the institute. It has also been decided that the OPDs of Government Medical Hospital, Sector 32, will remain open on Tuesday, November 5.

The Ophthalmology Department has put doctors on a special emergency duty round-the-clock from the evening of November 3 till the morning of November 6.

The general public is advised to bring all eye emergencies to the male eye ward, fifth floor, 'A’ Block.

For emergencies, contact male eye ward: phone nos—6221,98140-14464; pagers nos—81-210431-439 (internal exchange) and 9622-210431-439 (external exchange).

Sunday, November 3 ( 8 pm to 8 am): male eye ward phone no—6221; consultant in charge— Dr A. K. Jain (residence phone no—564329).

Monday, November 4 (8 am) to Tuesday, November 5 ( 8 am): male eye ward phone no — 6221; consultant in charge— Dr M. R Dogra ( residence phone nos — 774435 and 545372). Tuesday, November 5 ( 8 am) to Wednesday, November 6 (8 am) : male eye ward phone no— 6221; in charge — Prof J. S. Saini (residence phone no — 662421). 


Badminton title for Sacred Heart 
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 1
DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-7, Panchkula, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector-26, and Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula clinched the under 14 and 17 and under 19 section titles in the CBSE North Zone badminton tournament which ended here today at Panchkula and Chandigarh.

Following are the final results on the basis of matches played.

Girls: (under14): DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-7, Panchkula 1, Capt Amol Kalia Fertilisers School (Ropar) Naya Nangal 2, DAV Public School, Amritsar 3. Carmel Convent school, Chandigarh 4.

Under16: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector-26 1, Bhavan SL Public School, Amritsar 2, Ajanta Public School, Amritsar 3, Capt. Amol Kalia Fertilisers (Ropar), Nangal 4.

Girls (under19): Hansraj Public School, Panchkula 1, SD Public School, Chandigarh 2, Capt Amol Kalia Fertilisers School 3, Carmel Convent School, Sector-9. The prize distribution function will be organised tomorrow at 11.30 am.

GGS college gymnastics champs

GGS College for women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, bagged the Panjab University Inter-College Gymnastics Championship for women with 103 points. Government College for Sector-11, Chandigarh, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, and GGD SD College, Sector-32, Chandigarh got second, third and fourth place, respectively.

Ritu Aithani of GGD SD College, Chandigarh, was adjudged best all round gymnast, while Yogita Thapa and Lalita Thapa of GGS College for Women, secured second and third place, respectively.

St. John beats Vivek

St John’s High School, Sector-26 bagged the under-10 cricket title by beating Vivek High School, Sector-38 by 72 runs. St John’s School made 166 runs for the loss of six wickets in 25 overs. In reply, Vivek High School were bundled out for 104 runs.

In the semi-final of the under-16 age group, Sanjay Public School, Sector-44, beat Baptist School by 52 runs while St John’s High School defeated Little Flower School, Panchkula, by five wickets.

Tennis tournament

The Mount Carmel Total Tennis Tournament will now be held from November 9 to 15 at Mount Carmel School, Sector-47, courts. The matches would be played in both boys and girls categories (under 10, under 12, under14 and under 16). The girls section age group will be under 14 and 16. Entries will close at YMCA, Sector 11, on November 8 at 6 pm Mr L.D. Kapoor could also be contacted at phone number 707291. 


Decision on netball event soon: Saroya
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 1
The holding of the swimming event in the forthcoming National School Games in Punjab by the Punjab Education Department has become a matter of concern for the swimmers. A few months ago, Punjab had offered to hold the netball event in this year’s National School Games. Confusion was created when the School Games Federation of India failed to get the request for final from the Punjab Education Department as they were unable finalise to the Calender for the year 2002-2003.

Amritsar was, however, chosen as possible venue for the event. Since Punjab don’t have all weather swimming pool teams might not turn up for the event. When contacted, Mr D.S. Saroya, Joint Secretary, Education, Punjab, said the final the decision to host the above event would be taken in a day or two. He, however, added that Punjab was eager to hold this prestigious event. But confusion still prevails on holding on Netball event.

Sources said few swimming lovers might call on the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, for allowing them for hosting the swimming event in Punjab.

Meanwhile, Mr P.S. Chhabra, Secretary-General, SGFI, said, Punjab had organised the National School Games in swimming category at NIS, Patiala in November, without any technical problem.


City lad for cricket camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, Nov 1
Siddharth Sharma, a local cricketer and a student of class X DAV School, Sector 8, has been selected to participate in the Indian camp from where the Indian team fore the under-15 Asia cup will be selected. The camp will be held in Bangalore from November 5. The Asia cup is to be held in December.

Playing for Punjab in the Poly Umrigar cricket tournament he scored 156 against Haryana and another 56 not out versus Delhi. Siddharth, plays for Chandigarh District affiliated with the Punjab Cricket Association.


Admn hikes rates of ads, billboards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 1
The Chandigarh Administration today amended the Chandigarh Advertisement Control Order, 1954 and hiked the fees to set up various types of advertising signboards in the city.

The Municipal Commissioner will decide on the advertising within the municipal limits, while the Deputy Commissioner will decide upon for areas outside the MC limits. This will bring in revenue to the tune of several crores for the MC.

For advertisement or hoarding on wall or posters in the form of non -illuminated sky-signs the annual fee will vary between Rs 600 to 1500 depending upon the area. For advertisement or hoarding standing blank but bearing the name of the advertiser or with the announcement ‘‘ to-let’’ it will cost between Rs 300 to 600.

For the fixed illuminated sky-signs and advertisements the rate will be between Rs 500 to 3,000. Illuminated advertisement boards carried on vehicles, including buses plying in Chandigarh, will cost between Rs 400 and 600 on monthly basis while on an annual basis it will be between Rs 3,920 and Rs 5,760.

Non-illuminated advertisement boards carried by hand carts, cyclists like those of ice -cream sellers will cost between Rs 385 and 675. Illuminated boards of the same category will cost between Rs 675 to 1,350. Illuminated sky signs and advertisements exhibited on screens by means of lantern slides, projectors or similar devices will cost between Rs 340 to 1730.

Advertisements for fairs, festivals, auctioneers or another activity will cost Rs 50 per day or Rs 200 per week.

Advertisements on boards at permitted locations upto Rs 25 square feet Rs 50 per month and Rs 800 annually. In cinema halls these will cost Rs 250 per month through slides and Rs 2400 annually. The advertisement through reels will cost Rs 1250 per month and Rs 12,000 annually.

Banners on buildings or on open spaces on road sides will cost Rs 50 per square foot upto a period of one week and Rs 60 per square foot for subsequent days. Advertisers putting up baloons will pay Rs 100 per square foot (measured across diameter) per day for a period of one week. and Rs 125 per square foot will be payable for subsequent days.


Governor’s nod to councillors’ gift
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 1
Administrator Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today partially approved the unanimous recommendations of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh House seeking a hike in their allowances as a Divali gift.

The Councillor allowance had been increased from Rs 2,000 to 3,000, an official release said here.

The Administrator has allowed the hike from the date gazette notification of the same is published.

Councillors at their meeting had demanded a hike from January this year.

They did not demand a hike in this allowance and had instead proposed fresh allowances of Rs 1000 for petrol, Rs 1000 for constituency and Rs 500 for stationery allowance. They had also sought the meeting allowance be increased from Rs 500 for the House meeting and Rs 300 for meetings of the committees.


Additional charge for ITO
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 1
Arvind Sudarshan, Income Tax Officer (ITO) Ward 1 (5), Chandigarh, will hold the additional charge of ITO Ward 1 (3) in place of R.S. Mehta who has been promoted Assistant Commissioner Income Tax.

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