Monday, June 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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‘We studied hard and our efforts bore fruit’
Chandigarh, June 2
While there is no dearth of toppers in board exams, who are backed by an excellent academic record, the IIT toppers in the city seem to be a chosen few.

Canada’s foreign policy under fire
Chandigarh, June 2
The official Opposition foreign Affairs critic for Asia Pacific in the Canadian House of Commons, Mr Gurmant Grewal, has exposed the Liberal Government’s flawed and inconsistent foreign policies that are leaving Canada on the sidelines in defusing the tensions between India and Pakistan.

Panic buyers create fuel rush
Chandigarh, June 2
Soon after the Petroleum Ministry proposed to hike the prices of petrol and diesel from Monday, a mad fuel rush began at petrol-filling stations in Chandigarh, Panchkula, SAS Nagar, Dera Bassi and the nearby towns.

FUELING PANIC FUELING PANIC: Motorists create a mad rush for fuel at a filling
station in Chandigarh on Sunday, following the news that the prices of petrol and diesel were to be hiked from Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph


  Prof D.P. Jindal is dead
Chandigarh, June 2
Prof D.P. Jindal, Chairman, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, died at Nagar Coil, Kanyakumari, following a massive heart attack yesterday.

The Tribune’s unrelenting campaign to weed out corruption, particularly its attempt to get to the bottom of the PPSC appointments scandal, has galvanised readers. 

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Architects fight it out among themselves
Chandigarh, June 2
A group of influential architects of Chandigarh have stirred the hornet’s nest by questioning the procedure adopted for the conduct of biennial elections of the Chandigarh-Punjab chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects.

Demonstrations against Pakistan
Chandigarh, June 2
Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress Committee and District Congress Committee-Urban (DCC-U) activists burnt the flag of Pakistan for aiding and abetting cross-border terrorism, here today.

MCC stuck with ‘piggy bank’
Chandigarh, June 2
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is still saddled with feeding around 100 pigs although the deadline for their release without any payment of feed charges has ended.

Summer workshop at Press Club
Chandigarh, June 2
Chandigarh Press Club is organising a two-week long summer workshop for children of its members to teach them the basics of theatre, dance, art and craft.

Sohi remembered
Zirakpur, June 2
A function to mark the first death anniversary of former Zila Parishad Chairman Ravinder Singh Sohi, who died due to a severe heart attack on July 3 last year, was held at Bartana village near here today.

Cop commits suicide
Chandigarh, June 2
A constable of the Punjab police, Bharat Kumar, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Sector 39 here last night.



Fake ration cards racket unearthed; one arrested
Chandigarh, June 2
The police has unearthed a fake ration cards racket in which at least three persons are involved. The Operation Cell of the police arrested Biswas Kumar, a resident of Sector 52 and recovered 10 fake ration cards including six blank cards, and seal stamp of the Food and Supplies Department. 

Bus hits DGP’s escort vehicle
Chandigarh, June 2
An Ambassador car of the DGP (Haryana) escort was allegedly hit by a bus of Haryana Roadways (HR - 68 - 0647) on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road near Kala Gram here yesterday. On the complaint of constable Ashok Kumar, who was in the escort vehicle, the police arrested driver of the bus, Naresh Kumar, a resident of Panchkula, under Section 279 of the IPC.



Centre of excellence for CAs
Chandigarh, June 2
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is planning to open a centre of excellence in the city and various other places across the country. The centres will help members improve their skills, said Mr Ashok Chandak, president ICAI.



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Amrita Singh and Chandita Kamboj.An emerging roller hockey power
Panchkula, June 2
Meet two Panchkula skaters, Amrita Singh and Chandita Kamboj, who are now on the threshold of emerging as one of the strongest roller hockey (skating) power not only in Haryana but in whole India. When this reporter met them at the skating rink of Blue Bird School, Sector 16, both were doing light exercises before getting ready for their hectic evening schedule. Both praised each other’s tactics.

Manik wins race of the champions
Chandigarh, June 2
The third Maruti-CMSA Autocross, which saw 58 participants today at Circus Grounds, Sector 17, evoked good response from the spectators. This one-day meet was organised by the Chandigarh Motor Sports Association.

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