Friday, December 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Governing Body backs Minz on headship issue
Chandigarh, December 12
The PGI Governing Body today put to rest the controversy over the of headship of Surgery department, at least for the time being, by deciding to give the post to Dr M. Minz, with immediate effect.

Plan to redefine role of PCRs
Chandigarh, December 12
Residents of the city will soon see the staff on the Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles in their “desired” role. The new top brass of the Chandigarh Police has drawn up a plan to redefine the role of the PCRs.

Jacob for change in building bylaws
Chandigarh, December 12
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), while inaugurating a discussion on architecture and town planning said there was a need for flexible approach to dealing with problems.


Vajpayee to launch water scheme 
Chandigarh, December 12
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will formally launch “Swajal Dhara” scheme for providing potable water in rural areas on his birthday, December 25. As per the scheme, the Central Government will provide 90 per cent grant for a rural potable water project in which 10 per cent of the project is funded by the people, user groups or panchayats with people’s collection.

No end to lectures’ row
Chandigarh, December 12
Panjab University Syndicate seems to have lost its hold over the teaching departments as it was not clear whether the faculty will conduct special lectures announced by the Syndicate in the Department of Law or not. The calendar provides for the Senate as the supreme body whose work is supplemented by the Syndicate.

Admn fails to comply with CAT orders
Chandigarh, December 12
The UT Administration has failed to comply with the March, 2002 orders of the Central Administrative Tribunal to repatriate various persons on deputation serving in the government colleges in the city.


Jayanti Devi temple to be a protected monument
Chandigarh, December 12
The 550-year-old temple of Jayanti Devi, after Jayanti Majari village may soon be one of the protected monuments of the country. The Centre has proposed to include the temple’s name in the list of protected monuments. The status of the temple had recently come up in Parliament.

Residents for better civic amenities
Panchkula, December 12
Residents of Ward No. 7 (Rajiv Colony H. No. 232-2007) and Ward No. 8 (Indira Colony H. No. 1-1324/1 and Rajiv Colony H. No.1-231) look for a representative who can help provide better civic amenities and get a legal status for their houses.

IAF employee hopes for help
Chandigarh, December 12
With his salary barely enough to feed his family, raising a sum of Rs 3 lakh for the kidney transplant of his son seems an impossible task for Kashmir Singh Virk, an Air Force employee.

Bureaucracy ‘promoting’ personal interests
Chandigarh, December 12
Only the salaries aspect of the Central Pay Commission recommendations were implemented ‘religiously’. All other recommendations aiming at reforming the Indian administration continue to gather dust.

Projects worth 50 lakh cleared for Mani Majra
Chandigarh, December 12
Doctors who have been operating clinics from residential areas will be given a relief by the Municipal Corporation with the Water and Sewerage Committee of the corporation seeking an agenda in the next meeting to exempt them from paying commercial rates.

Beopar mandal’s stir gets boost
Chandigarh, December 12
The agitation by the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today got support from the Beopar Mandal of Punjab and Haryana. The President of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Mr Jagdish Sharma and President of the Panchkula Beopar Mandal, Mr Kuldeep Chitkara (representing Haryana) pledged their support to the Chandigarh counterparts.

Two Nari Niketan inmates go missing
Chandigarh, December 12
Mysterious disappearance of two inmates of Sector 26 Nari Niketan today kept the Chandigarh Police on its toes. According to the information available, the girls, Sonika (15) and Jassu (10), left for their school, Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan in Sector 27, here this morning but never reached there.

People’s participation must for effective public governance
Chandigarh, December 12
Effective public governance and responsible government is only possible through active participation of knowledgeable and educated citizens of the country, remarked Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Commerce, Government of India, while addressing members of the Chandigarh Management Association here last night on its 36th foundation day.

Bhutte gets National Award
Chandigarh, December 12
In recognition of his relentless services for the welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, Mr Prem Singh Bhutte, has been given the National Award — 2002, by the Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment.

Nahida Abdulla Woman in pursuit of identity
Chandigarh, December 12
When some years back Nahida Abdulla dared the traditionalists by walking the ramp in Dubai, she had not imagined how tough the road to self discovery could be. Almost disowned by her family and peers on the account of her “unfounded urge for liberation”, Nahida had to tread the chosen path all alone, fighting not only against her own people who refused to sensitise with her need of freedom, but also against the conditioned society which dubbed her “a non-conformer” forever.

Workers of the MC’s Horticulture Wing give final touches to the flower pots for the 16th Annual Chrysanthemum Show Chrysanthemums set to bedazzle
Chandigarh, December 12
In keeping its annual ritual of bringing the best chrysanthemums to the city, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is ready with its 16th Annual Chrysanthemum Show.

BOUNTY OF BLOOMS: Workers of the MC’s Horticulture Wing give final touches to the flower pots for the 16th Annual Chrysanthemum Show that will open at the Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Cheque for Ashoka Chakra awardee released
Chandigarh, December 12
The Chandigarh Administration today released a cheque for Rs 87,250 to Ashoka Chakra awardee, Tilak Raj Khanna.

IMA officers’ get together

ULTA PULTA: Saluting the groom with gun shots



Drowning case: bodies handed over to parents
Chandigarh, December 12
The bodies of Sanjay (22) and Puspha (19) who had allegedly committed suicide by jumping in Sukhna Lake were today handed over to their respective families after the autopsy.

Doors and windows have been stolen from the building belonging to the Punjab Health Systems Corporation Disused building falling prey to plunderers
SAS Nagar, December 12
A series of midnight thefts, allegedly by a group of armed thieves, in a building lying in disuse next to the Phase VI Civil Hospital here has spread scare among the entire hospital staff.

Doors and windows have been stolen from the building belonging to the Punjab Health Systems Corporation in Chandigarh.


Mohali trade bandh today
SAS Nagar, December 12
The Mohali Industries Association in collaboration with representatives of various SAS Nagar markets and trade unions have called for a complete market and trade bandh on Friday from 9 am to 2 pm to express their opposition to the proposed privatisation of collection of octroi by the Municipal Council here.

IT seminar today
Chandigarh, December 12
Automation in product development processes, through technologies like CAD/CAM/CAE, is a powerful tool to bridge time and distance, streamline supplier and customer relationships and to produce globally competitive products the world over.

‘Ample job opportunities in hardware sector’
raining institutes engaged in software training might be cursing their luck after the slowdown of IT industry, but the hardware and networking training institutes have shown significant growth in recent years.

Winter collection by Pepe
Chandigarh, December 12
A mix of style and trendy cuts are the hallmark of a new range of winter accessories brought out by Pepe Jeans for the wannabees this winter.

  • DVD-CD-MP3 player launched
  • Watch collection

Training programme


Students of Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, present a cultural show Rich display of Indian cultural heritage
Chandigarh, December 12
The concluding day of the two-day annual function organised by the students of Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, proved to be a kaleidoscope of Indian cultural heritage which kept the audience spellbound for around two hours at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here today.

Students of Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, present a cultural show to mark the annual day celebrations at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


100 girls report for selection
Chandigarh, December 12
More than 100 girls reported on the first day of the two-day selection trials held at Sports Training Centre, Sector-18. These are being held to induct new trainees under the STC scheme of the Sports Authority of India in disciplines like athletics, basketball, hockey and volleyball.

  • Swimming trials

  • Carrom tournament

  • Sports Day

  • Badminton team


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