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Board to revamp examination system
SAS Nagar, March 26
The Punjab School Education Board decided to revamp its systems of examinations and evaluation at a meeting of the board members here today.

Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, in a jubilant mood after the declaration of examination results in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

All new parking fees, passes
Chandigarh, March 26
The Finance and Contracts Committee of the Municipal Corporation introduced a car-parking-fee of Rs 5 here today, removing the Rs 2 slab on four hours of parking.



GMCH in fix over technicians’ appointment
Chandigarh, March 26
The authorities of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, are in a fix over the filling of five posts of junior technician, the interviews for which were held on September 13, 2001.

Wrong man turns out to be right one
Chandigarh, March 26
A 1995-batch Punjab-cadre IAS officer, Mr Daleep Kumar, will soon join here as Joint Secretary Finance. The posting is considered to be a grooming ground for young IAS officers.

Humanising the cop — Kiran style
Chandigarh, March 26
It is a public cause Dr Kiran Bedi, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police, is pursuing religiously. This Delhi cop is on a mission of humanising the cold image of the cop, putting a heart where none existed and making a difference to the police image.

Indian royalty from British archives
Chandigarh, March 26
More than a show which mirrors the majesty of Indian royalty in the backdrop of the British empire, this one is about a documentation of history. 

Beware! colours might turn you red, literally
Chandigarh, March 26
She turned red last Holi, literally. No, not after meeting a long lost friend on the occasion, but because of allergy caused due to some harmful ingredient in the colours. 

IA flights rescheduled
Chandigarh, March 26
Indian Airlines has rescheduled its flights on the Delhi-Chandigarh and Chandigarh-Leh sectors from March 31, Mr B.P. Nautiyal, Station Manager of the airline, announced here today. 



Defence tech spin-offs benefit disabled
Chandigarh, March 26
Spin-offs of technology developed indigenously for defence applications are fast finding applications in the field of helping the disabled. The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here has come up with several hi-tech aids for the visually handicapped by applying concepts used to develop gadgets for the armed forces.

‘Public being denied due benefits’
Chandigarh, March 26
Mr R.P. Malhotra, president of Samadhaan, a pressure group for social justice, has urged the UT Administration to adopt a pragmatic approach for giving a people-friendly service.

‘I appeal to BSNL to do justice’
y telephone (No.263167) remained dead for 23 days from July 20, 2001 to August 8, 2001. I lodged complaints at telephone exchange building at Phase IV and at telephone nos. 198 and 672198. 

  • Police harassment

  • Laudable step

  • PU exam reform

Ex-servicemen deserve better healthcare
inding the ad hoc arrangement of providing medicare to ex-servicemen at military hospitals unsatisfactory, the three service chiefs have been requesting the government for the last two decades to make a provision for them on the same lines as is in existence for the Central Government retirees.

The hand behind beautiful faces
Chandigarh, March 26
On her third visit to the city, Bharti Taneja, a beautician and cosmotologist, talked about the elements that enhance the face value. Handing over expert advice to over 200 participants in a seminar on beauty organised in a city hotel Bharti herself looked as fresh as ever.

Ruchika ChawlaYOUNG VOICE
No facilities for women cricketers
oman cricketer Ruchika Chawla has done well in the inter-university tournament, but, unfortunately, the city does not have a team for the Rani Jhansi Trophy. Punjab and Haryana do not accommodate the city woman cricketers, Ruchika says.

‘Maintain communal harmony’
Chandigarh, March 26
Congress leaders have urged the people to ignore rumours allegedly being spread by the BJP and Sangh Parivar and honour country’s thousands-year-old culture of peaceful co-existence.



NRI’s ‘murder’ becomes ‘suicide’
SAS Nagar, March 26
The case of the death of a 28-year-old NRI, Harvinder Singh, whose body was found hanging from a ceiling fan under mysterious circumstances in the house of his in-laws on March 22, today took a new turn with the police converting the case of murder into a case of abetting suicide.

Woman’s body found
Chandigarh, March 26
The body of a 35-year-old woman was found in Burail village here today. The police believe it to be a case of suicide. According to the police, the body was discovered by neighbours who later, informed the police. The husband of the deceased is absconding.

249 pirated VCDs seized
Panchkula, March 26
The police has arrested Ashok Kumar, a Pinjore-based trader, for selling and renting out pirated VCDs. 


...and now cola with a slice of lemon
Chandigarh, March 26
Famous cricketer Harbhajan Singh inaugurated Pepsi A-ha, the country’s first lemon cola by Pepsi here today. The product, cola with a slice of lemon, that has already been launched in Delhi was subsequently launched at Bangalore today.
Harbhajan Singh with Kewal Dhillon
Harbhajan Singh with Kewal Dhillon, head of the Dhillon Group, at the launch of a cola brand in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph



Cyanide ends in style with Jassi josh
Chandigarh, March 26
High-pitched foot-tapping music, jubilant crowd and Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi added colours to the grand finale of Cyanide 2002 on the Panjab University campus here this evening. For over 3,000 youngsters the evening meant enjoyment unlimited.


Beant case: cop identifies accused
Chandigarh, March 26
A witness in the Beant Singh assassination case identified one of the accused, Lakhwinder Singh, during an identification parade before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, at a special court in Model Burail jail, today. The witness, Sukhwinder Singh, had also identified Dilawar Singh, alleged human bomb, in the photograph.

  • Adjourned

  • Bail plea

Compensation claim referred to Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, March 26
The Rs 1 crore compensation claim of Ms Pardhan Kaur, wife of Giani Zail Singh, for the death of her husband has been referred to a Lok Adalat for settlement. The case has been pending in a local court for the past six years.

15-yr RI for carrying smack
Chandigarh, March 26
A Punjab police constable, Sarwan Singh, was sentenced to 15 years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court today. He was convicted by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, for carrying 3 kg of smack. 



3-day cultural extravaganza ends
Panchkula, March 26
The three-day national integration camp for youth from several states of North India culminated here yesterday with the colourful and lively show being presented by participants. More than 300 youths from all over the Northern region had converged here to participate in the camp.

Simerpreet gets first prize for painting
Chandigarh, March 26
Paintings, sculptures and sketches were displayed during Annual Art Exhibition organised by the department of Fine Arts of DAV Model School, Sector 15. It was inaugurated by the Regional Officer of the CBSE, Mr Yograj Sachdeva.

Magical moments
Chandigarh, March 26
The show of photographs put up by Nirlep Singh at Punjab Kala Bhavan gallery is all about the grandeur of nature. Set in the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas on the one hand and the majestic Punjab plains on the other, each print speaks in the language of mysticism.


Give first-aid training to villagers: Jacob
Chandigarh, March 26
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), yesterday underlined the need for providing first-aid training to villagers living along highways to provide timely medical help to accident victims.



DAV college to honour its heroes
Chandigarh, March 26
Tomorrow it will be a proud moment for five city boys from various walks of life who have made it big in various fields. There is one common bond that runs right through them — they are all products of DAV College, Sector 10.

Haryana hold J&K in netball meet
Chandigarh, March 26
Haryana tied with Jammu and Kashmir 7-7 with half time score of 3-3 in the women section of the second day of the North Zone Netball Championship played here today at Government Model High School , Sector 42. 

  • Athletics meet

  • Tennis championship

  • Kho-kho tourney

  • Haryana cagers win


Shifting of SDM office delayed
Chandigarh, March 26
Permission has been given to the Punjab Olympic Association to continue with its occupation of the building earmarked for use by the SDM (South). The permission is granted till April 25.

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