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10 school board officials in vigilance net
SAS Nagar, June 15
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has zeroed in on at least 10 officials of the Punjab School Education Board for their involvement in grave financial and administrative irregularities detected during the tenure of the SAD-BJP Government.

Poor show by govt schools
Panchkula, June 15
Schools affiliated to the Haryana School Education Board showed dismal performance in the plus two results declared today. The pass percentage in the district is mere 39.6 per cent, with over 900 students in the district failing to clear the examinations.



PARTNERS IN BLOOM: With summer at its height, lotuses are a soothing sight; visit Panjab University for some moments of delight. 
— Tribune Photo Manoj Mahajan

Agnihotri’s bail plea: Notice to CBI
Chandigarh, June 15
Acting on an anticipatory bail plea moved by the former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and the Chairman of Oil Selection Board, Mr M.R Agnihotri, in a Prevention of Corruption Act case registered against him by the CBI, a local court today issued a notice to the CBI for June 17 for filing a reply in the case.

Water harvesting plan gets under way
Panchkula, June 15
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has begun work on rain water harvesting structures in the township, in order to recharge the depleting ground water resources.

Aided colleges on warpath again
Chandigarh, June 15
Private-aided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh are on the warpath yet again. This time round, they claim, the government has virtually killed the pension-cum-gratuity scheme by washing its hands off the financing scheme.



Check misuse of symbols on vehicles
ECENTLY some organisations criticised the unauthorised use of the Red Cross symbol. This brought to my mind the Red Cross sign that our immediate neighbour, a professor in a private academic college, put on his car a few years ago soon after he obtained his Ph.D degree!

  • Number plate colour

  • Exploiting teachers

Package for SSI units in border areas
Chandigarh, June 15
The government is seriously considering to announce a package for the SSI industries in border areas on the pattern of J&K and Himachal Pradesh. The package would be included in the new industrial policy and the state Budget to be presented shortly in the state Legislative Assembly. 

SUMMER DELICACY: Nutritious and delicious corn has hit the markets in the city. Everywhere you look, you can see hawkers roasting corn under the rejuvenating shade of trees. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

City to have Cheshire Home
Chandigarh, June 15
Cheshire Home — a place where disabled are taken care of — will be opened in the city within the next three months. 

Mayor invites car accessory dealers
Chandigarh, June 15
A dharna by the Chandigarh Car Accessories Dealers’ Association against the callous attitude of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation towards their demands entered second day here today. 

PGI animal house in state of neglect
Chandigarh, June 15
The animal house of the PGIMER is in a bad condition. This has been indicated by the Committee for the Purpose of Control Supervision of Experiments on Animals  nominee and chairman of the People for Animals, Haryana.

Rain in region likely today
Chandigarh, June 15

The temperature in the north-west region today increased slightly, but remained near normal even as the weather office here predicted rains and thundershowers at a few places in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and at isolated places in Haryana in the next 24 hours.

Bhullar releases directory
Chandigarh, June 15
The president of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association, Brig Keshav Chandra, said efforts would be made to encourage the young generation to be courteous to senior citizens at home and at public places.

Erratic power supply in Sector 61
Chandigarh, June 15
The residents of Sector 61 today complained of erratic power supply throughout the day. They claimed that after every few minutes the supply was being suspended, damaging the electrical equipment in the process.

Vets association meeting held
Chandigarh, June 15
Regional meeting of the Indian Veterinary Association was held here today under the chairmanship of Dr R.S. Sharma, President IVA, for holding the 28th Indian Veterinary Conference and National Seminar on Biological threats and Disaster Management — role of veterinarians to be held on 9th - 11th August 2002 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Employees’ rally on June 17
Chandigarh, June 15
Employees of Punjab and the Chandigarh Administration will hold a rally and demonstration on June 17 to protest against the policies of the Central and Punjab governments and the Chandigarh Administration.

Santoshi, Devgan to visit city today
Chandigarh, June 15
Ace director Raj Kumar Santoshi could not have selected a more opportune time to visit the hub of Punjab. Now that his ambitious project in the shape of ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ is already rocking cinemas in the region and has secured a better standing than Dharamendra’s venture, the director is all set to come calling to the city.



3 held for forging number plates
Chandigarh, June 15
Two private buses plying on city roads with fake number plates were impounded and three persons were arrested in connection with cheating, criminal breach of trust, forgery and other sections of the IPC by the local Operation Cell here this evening. Police sources informed that more arrests in the case were likely to be made “soon”.

Man’s body found
Chandigarh, June 15
The police today found the body of Darshan Singh (30), a resident of Chamoli district, Uttranchal, from a room in Sood Bhavan, Sector 18. The deceased had allegedly committed suicide sometime yesterday. 



100 students for IDP Australia seminar
Chandigarh, June 15
The local chapter of the IDP Australia will organise a pre-departure seminar for students who are leaving for Australia to pursue higher education on June 17, a press note said here today.

Hunger strike by PU students’ bodies
Chandigarh, June 15
Presidents of the Panjab University Students Union and the Students Organisation of Panjab University today took part in a hunger strike against the university authorities for “not responding positively to their agitation against the hostel warden of Sarojini Hostel for girls”.

PU results 
Chandigarh, June 15
Panjab University declared the results of the entrance examination for admissions to MCA, M Sc and M Sc (honours school) here today, an official press note said.


Judges’ appointment may be delayed
Chandigarh, June 15
The appointment of seven members of the Bar as Punjab and Haryana High Court Judges is likely to be delayed due to the Presidential elections next month. Currently there are 26 Judges in the High Court as against the sanctioned strength of 40.

Juvenile’s bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, June 15
A bail plea moved by a juvenile allegedly involved in the murder of two infants was today dismissed by the UT Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Court, Mr C.L. Mohal.



Crusading against foeticide
Chandigarh, June 15
If the final word was to be that of a woman, a lot of misery that the world suffers from could have been avoided. But as the social structure would have it, womanhood has long been abused in several forms — the most gory one being female foeticide.

A slick, humorous drama
ADHAI Ho Badhai” (Jagat and Suraj, Panchkula) is a clean drama with a strong tinge of humour sustaining a faltering pace of action at places.

Shiamak’s students ready to rock the city
Chandigarh, June 15
The day witnessed, energy spilling in plenty all over the compound of Hotel Park View in Sector 24. Embodying the spirit of freedom in dance were 280 participants, who entered the last phase of the 15-day workshop in dance and fitness being conducted by four trainers from the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts.

‘Nat Khat Kanhiya’ staged
Chandigarh, June 15
The Theatre Age, a theatre group which has been working with slum children, in collaboration with Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Chandigarh, staged “Nat Khat Kanhiya” at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here today.

Workshop ends with a bang
Chandigarh, June 15
The month-long “Summer Vacation Hangama”, a summer workshop organised by Mumbai-based Kidz World concluded with in a spectacular show comprising four short plays and a number of dance items at Tagore Theatre here today.


Flame for “Freedom from Tobacco” in city
Chandigarh, June 15
The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chandigarh, in association with the Servants of People Society organised a seminar at the Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, on occasion of the arrival of the South East Asia flame for “Freedom from Tobacco” in the city here today.

Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director, Health Services, flags off an anti-malaria drive
Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director, Health Services, (extreme left), flags off an anti-malaria drive in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Kidney patients await help
Chandigarh, June 15
If poverty is a curse, being seriously ill and penniless is perhaps when the curse is at its worst. This is just the kind of situation two couples, staying at the PGI Sarai, are finding themselves in.

Special fund for poor patients
Chandigarh, June 15
The General Hospital, Sector 16, has created a special fund to be maintained exclusively on donations for those poor patients who come to the hospital for treatment but cannot afford to pay for it.

Novel way of generating awareness
Chandigarh, June 15
The Malaria Wing, UT, in a unique collaboration with UT tourism used the city’s hop-on-hop-off coach to spread the message of prevention and control of malaria in the city here today.



Young players take part in a camp
Young players take part in a camp being held to select the UT Netball team for the National Junior Netball Championships.

Camp to select UT netball team
Chandigarh, June 15
Netball is picking up in the City Beautiful. The sport will feature in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Manchester. In Chandigarh, North zone netball meet was organised in March this year, which gave the needed exposure to the game.

Sports workshop for kids
Chandigarh, June 15
Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, is organising a sports workshop in karate, cricket and skating for young children. Ms Madhu Bahl, the school Principal, says: “Though we have skating as the major activity throughout the year with various national camps being held, for young sportspersons who have yet to improve upon their fundamentals, these rigorous camps are a must.


Illegal tree chopping will now come to an end
Chandigarh, June 15
Chopping trees by city residents without permission of the authorities concerned will soon become an impossible task with the horticulture wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh painting numbers on the barks.

DC sets up panel for redressal of complaints
SAS Nagar, June 15
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Mrs Seema Jain, today constituted a committee for the redressal of complaints of the residents of the town. The committee would meet once every month.Top

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