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Thou shall not lobby, PGI chief’s edict for doctors
Chandigarh, August 20
The PGI authorities have imposed a blanket ban on candidates appearing before the selection committee for promotion, from meeting external experts. Security guards have been deployed outside the guest house, where the experts have been put up.


CITCO may run Panchayat Bhavan
Chandigarh, August 20
Panchayat Bhavan in Sector 18, having 27 rooms, is likely to be handed over to the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation to be run as a budget accommodation for tourists.

Who will investigate Bhardwaj’s escape?
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh police and the Central Bureau of Investigation seem to be not sure as to who would investigate the whereabouts of suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj during the period when he had escaped from the CBI custody, after being caught on May 10.

City goes Hare Krishna

Devotees throng the Gaudia Math Mandir, Sector 20, on the occasion of Janmashthmi in Chandigarh
Devotees throng the Gaudia Math Mandir, Sector 20, on the occasion of Janmashthmi in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Pawan Sharma

Family seeks memorial in son’s memory
Chandigarh, August 20
Struggles never end. Six years after his army officer son died along with his wife and son while saving the lives of movie buffs watching “Border” at Uphar Cinema in New Delhi, Captain Vardeep Singh Bhinder of Amritsar is still fighting for getting a memorial constructed in his only child’s memory.

Documentary to be made on Ladakhi tribe
SAS Nagar, August 20
The advent of the Aryans in India is traced back to 2500 years ago when the first Central Asian tribe set its foot across the Indus river. Tall, fair, well built and extremely good looking, the Aryans were thought to have fought and defeated the Indian aboriginals who were said to be short, dark and stout with snubbed noses.

Coke drive to regain fizz
Chandigarh, August 20
Reeling under the impact of the countrywide outcry against the presence of deadly pesticides in Coca-Cola, the American multinational seems to be finally getting its act together.

BSNL offers free internet service on new connections
Chandigarh, August 20
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has announced that all the new subscribers who book connections between August 20 to September 3, 2003, would be offered free 50 hour internet connection valid for 60 days.

PU plans promotions on merit
Chandigarh, August 20
Panjab University plans to make promotions, particularly in the non- teaching branches, on the basis of merit and not seniority. A proposal in this regard will come up for discussion at the forthcoming Syndicate meeting.


Cops eyeing LPG-driven vehicles
Chandigarh, August 20
Discarding safety norms, more and more vehicles are being run on LPG cylinders, putting the lives of its occupants in danger. A number of cases have been reported in which the passengers had a narrow escape.

Janmashthmi celebrated
Chandigarh, August 20
The melodious notes of “Hare Krishna” filled the air as Sri Krishna Janmashthmi celebrations were held at ISKCON in Sector 36 today. Meandering queues could be witnessed outside the temple since morning. Impressive nagar kirtan procession was also taken out by Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math to mark the day. Tableaux depicting life of Lord Krishna were also set up at Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Centre in Sector 21.

A Brahmakumari carries a statue of Lord Krishna during the Sri Krishan Janmashthmi celebrations at the Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Centre, Sector-21, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

A Brahmakumari carries a statue of Lord Krishna during the Sri Krishan Janmashthmi celebrations at the Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Centre, Sector-21, in Chandigarh

SAS Nagar Diary
Protest against privatisation
SAS Nagar, August 20
Members of the Trade Union Council here staged a dharna outside the SDM’s office urging the central and state governments to review the policy of privatisation and demanding the right to strike by government employees.

Rajiv Gandhi remembered
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee celebrated the 59th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Sector 35, here today.

Slaughter house issue hots up again
Zirakpur, August 20
Taking serious view of the complaint by residents of Luxmi Vihar Colony, Dhakauli village, the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat today took up the slaughter house issue with the Panchkula Municipal Council.

Probe ordered in torture case
Chandigarh, August 20
DSP S. S. Randhawa has been asked to inquire into the allegations against two sub-inspectors who allegedly tortured a registered bad character who had helped the CBI trap a sub-inspector in a case an year ago.


2 HC employees booked for forging court order
Chandigarh, August 20
The police here has registered a case against two non-judicial Punjab and Haryana High Court employees, few businessmen and an advocate for allegedly attempting to forge a court order on the possession of land of an heir of the Maharaja of Jind even before the judgement has been delivered, the police said.

Cop’s son held for passing lewd remarks
Chandigarh, August 20
The police today arrested a sub-inspector’s son for allegedly passing lewd remarks at a woman last night. Harpal Singh, son of Sub-Inspector Baljit Singh, was today booked under Sections 509 and 323 of the IPC in the Industrial Area police station for allegedly assaulting Mr Parminder Singh and passing obscene remarks at his wife.

Car recovered
SAS Nagar, August 20
The police here has recovered a car stolen from Chandigarh from a resident of Sector 48 today.
According to the information provided by the SP, here, Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, a Maruti car without a number plate was being driven by Mahesh Kumar and was stopped by Mr Iqbal Singh, ASI, near Dara Studios.


Biotechnology fest tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 20
The department of Biotechnology at GGDSD College, Sector 32, in collaboration with the Punjab Council of Science and Technology, will be organising COSMID-2003, a biotechnology festival, on August 22, a press note said here today.

Celebrations at APJ school
Chandigarh, August 20
Janmashthmi was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in APJ Public School, Kharar. On this occasion maximum number of students participated. Ten tableaux were set up. The life of Lord Krishna was depicted in ‘Krishna Leela’.



200 patients  examined
Chandigarh, August 20
More than 200 patients were examined at a free ayurvedic and homeopathic camp organised by the Servants of the People Society at Sidh Sri Baba Balaknath and Guga Mandir, Maloya, on the occasion of Janmashtmi.


Rural meet concludes

The two-day annual rural sports meet concluded on Wednesday evening at the Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra village
The two-day annual rural sports meet concluded on Wednesday evening at the Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra village. A crowd of a thousand persons watched various events. The events were held in kabaddi, wrestling, tug of war and races. Mr Puranjit Singh, Chief Engineer, UT Administration was the chief guest. He distributed prizes to the winners. — A Tribune Photograph

Federation to conduct aerobics, trampoline events
Chandigarh, August 20
In order to streamline the organising of trampoline and aerobics, the Gymnastics Federation of India will henceforth conduct these two events under their ambit. These two sport discipilines were earlier being organised by various federations.

On bikes to Marshimik-La
Chandigarh, August 20
A group of 87 created history of sorts after reaching world’s undiscovered highest motorable pass ‘Marshimik-La’ (18,634 feet). This is the first time in history any biking expedition has reached the Marshimik-La. After the success of the expedition, Chandigarh Adventure Association has completed hat trick of world records.


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