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200 BA III answersheets misplaced
Chandigarh, June 28
In a peculiar situation, Panjab University has misplaced answer-sheets of more than 200 students who appeared in the BA III examination conducted in April. The results are scheduled to be declared tomorrow.

Results today
Panjab University will declare the results of BA III (general) and MA II (Political Science) tomorrow. The results pertain to the annual examination conducted in April, an official press note said here on Saturday. The copies of the result gazette will be available at the new enquiry counter.

Cholera case alerts Health Dept
Chandigarh, June 28
With the first cholera case of this year being confirmed by the Health Department, the authorities have stepped up surveillance. Special directions have been given to the staff to immediately report any clustering to prevent an epidemic-like situation.

CBI asks for voice recording of Bhardwaj, Gupta
Chandigarh, June 28
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today sought a permission to record the voices of two suspended judicial officers — Jalandhar’s District and Sessions Judge R.M. Gupta and Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S. Bhardwaj — in order to establish the link between them and their association with the complainant, Gurvinder Singh Samra, in a corruption case.

Clue leads cops to suspect’s kin
SAS Nagar, June 28
A week after the murder of Gurcharan Singh, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, the police according to informed sources, is working on a lead that points the needle of suspicion on a nephew of B.S. Randhawa, one of the main suspects in the case.

Nakas to check snatching set up
Chandigarh, June 28
Alerted by the increasing incidents of snatching in the city, the Senior Superintendent of Police, today directed the area DSPs and SHOs to set up special anti-snatching nakas from 10 pm to 4 am. As many as 83 nakas were set up in the city, said a police official.

3rd key opens door of harassment
Chandigarh, June 28
A resident of Sector 19, Ms Kulwant Kaur, had a shock of her life when Panchkula police personnel came knocking at her door last night, saying that a Maruti car (CH 03 K 6456) owned by the family had been used in a burglary in Sector 7 house in Panchkula, recently.


Mrs LajwanteeGrand old woman dies at 99
Chandigarh, June 28
Even as the family members of a 99-year old woman were planning to celebrate her hundredth birthday, the grand old woman of the family passed away just four months short of what would have been a century. Mrs Lajwantee, alias Rajwantee, an educationist from the pre-Independent era, passed away at the house of her youngest son in Sector 49-A on June 16. She was born at Bharowal village near Garhshanker of Hoshiarpur district in Punjab.

Astrologers let off in absence of proof
SAS Nagar, June 28
The Nadi astrologers picked up by the police on June 26 on allegations of fraud by a local resident were back in business here today. Having found no proof against the team of four astrologers, the police today decided to wait for the forensic report which will ascertain the age of the palm leaves which the astrologers claim are thousands of years old.

Slum hand pump a health hazard
Chandigarh, June 28
All is not well with the state of civic affairs in Labour Colony Number 5. Call it callousness on the part of authorities concerned or ignorance on the part of masses, hundreds of Labour Colony residents are consuming contaminated water from a hand pump that has been declared as an unfit source of drinking water.
Like this labourer, who is storing contaminated water, many residents of Colony No. 5 are running a health hazard by consuming water from this hand pump, declared as an unsafe source of water supply by the authorities. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
Like this labourer, who is storing contaminated water, many residents of Colony No. 5 are running a health hazard by consuming water from this hand pump

PSHRC seeks report on boy’s torture by police
Chandigarh, June 28
Taking a serious note of the alleged torture of a 15-year-old boy by the SAS Nagar police, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) to inquire into the matter and file his report by July 8 to the commission. The PSHRC has also directed the Director Health Services, Punjab to provide all medical facilities to the boy.

A fly was found in a bottle of Royal Stag whisky bought by a Sector 8 resident, Capt G. S. Ghuman, from the Sector 21 CSD canteen.
A fly was found in a bottle of Royal Stag whisky bought by a Sector 8 resident, Capt G. S. Ghuman, from the Sector 21 CSD canteen. The bottle has a special tamper-proof cap to counter adulteration. When he spoke to the canteen authorities, they sent the local representative of the liquor company to his residence. Captain Ghuman claimed that the representative, instead of solving his problem, was rude and arrogant.

Manch for India’s role in Tibet cause
Chandigarh June, 28
While considering Tibet to be the core issue in Indo-China talks, the Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, today said the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, should have raised the issue of human rights violation and destruction of Tibetan art and culture, during his visit to China.

NFCH invites applications for Communal Harmony Awards
Chandigarh, June 28
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) has invited applications for Communal Harmony Awards from individuals as well as organisations engaged in promoting national integrity and communal harmony.

Kawal Bedi installed as Rotary Governor
Chandigarh, June 28
The first-ever woman Governor of the Rotary organisation (District 3080), Ms Kawal Bedi, today announced that the blood resource centre in the city would soon become functional. Minutes before she was installed, Ms Bedi said the work was already in progress.

14 IAF engineers get MiG training
Chandigarh, June 28
As many as 14 aeronautical engineers and a few technicians passed out yesterday from MiG-23/27 Technical Type Training School (TET-TRA), Air Force Station, Highgrounds, near here.

Sector 44 park to be developed
Chandigarh, June 28
A triangular park situated in Sector 44-B near the Government Senior Secondary School is to be developed using funds released by the Local MP from his local area development fund (MPLAD). This intimation has been sent by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal to the Chandigarh Journalists Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 44-B.

Sector 27 gets green belt
Chandigarh, June 28
The local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, inaugurated a newly created green belt at Sector 27 here last evening. The Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Mr Subhash Chawla, the local area councillor, Ms Harpreet Kaur Babla, and many other councillors were present.

Platform Save water
NDIA, our motherland, has 46 percent of its land under cultivation. But behind these pretty green crops are ghastly implications, that not only the common people but also professional scientists tend to ignore. A large part of the crops is under artificial irrigation which uses an ample amount of water and this leads to wastage of water if crops are grown in any region regardless of its climactic conditions.


BJP leader, son assaulted
Chandigarh, June 28
Mani Majra-based leader of the BJP Jagtar Singh and his son, Inderjeet, were injured after being allegedly attacked by a group of persons led by Mr Dhayia here on Friday evening. The assailants included some police personnel from the Mani Majra Police Station. The injured persons were admitted to the Mani Majra Civil Hospital.

Gang of thieves busted
Chandigarh, June 28
The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police today arrested three youths and recovered at least five stolen cars, six LPG cylinders, a television, a CD player and some tyres from them.

Three burglars arrested by the Chandigarh Police on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Three burglars arrested by the Chandigarh Police on Saturday.

CBI official’s house burgled
Chandigarh, June 28
Burglars broke into the locked house of an official of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Sector 19 here and decamped with 10 tolas of gold jewellery and around Rs 40,000.

Bid to sell disputed house, two held
Chandigarh, June 28
Saru Chokker, alias Saru Singh and Ravinder Pal Singh, who were arrested yesterday from Hotel Shivalikview here, were sent to police custody by a Kharar court today.

Kingpin in fraudulent sale of plot held
Chandigarh, June 28
A Delhi-based property dealer, Naresh Dogra, was today arrested by the Chandigarh Police for being the mastermind behind the fraudulent sale of a four-kanal house in Sector 10 here. The property dealer, who was picked up from his house in Delhi, had been arrested earlier by the Ropar police in a case of fraudulent land deal.



LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd has launched a new range of ‘‘Art Cool’’ range of airconditioners in the market. It is claimed to be a unique combination of technological innovation and design excellence. The company has claimed that the new air conditioner was equipped with 3-D airflow technology to provide three-way cooling made possible by installing a special blower.


DAV College, GCG-11 most sought-after colleges
Chandigarh, June 28
DAV College, Sector 10, and the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, have emerged as the first preference for students seeking admission in graduate and postgraduate courses.

PEC classrooms to go hi-tech
Chandigarh, June 28
Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here has embarked on a project to provide modern hi-tech classrooms for some of its teaching departments. Latest facilities such an online teaching, overhead projectors, electronic blackboards and computers equipped with the latest software would be available in these classrooms.

Colourful play by children
Chandigarh, June 28
The month-long workshop organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, ended today with a delightful cultural presentation by participants at the mini auditorium of DAV College, Sector 10.

All-India essay contest on July 4
Chandigarh, June 28
The local Jat Sabha will hold the annual on-the-spot Bhai Surinder Singh Malik memorial all-India essay writing competition for school, college and university students on July 4 at 10 am.

Workshop ends with function
Chandigarh, June 28
A four-week Sanjivni Summer Workshop 2003 for schoolchildren concluded at Sanjivni Preparatory School, Sector 11 here, today.

Summer camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 28
The summer camp organised by Raj Kala Mandir, a classical music centre run by Rajasthan Parishad, ended today with a cultural presentation by 100 children, who took part in various categories of performing arts.

Participants present a song sequence at the conclusion of a workshop at Rajasthan Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants present a song sequence at the conclusion of a workshop at Rajasthan Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Kang group gets registered
Chandigarh, June 28
In an important development on the front of the ongoing controversy over which group constitutes the actual governing body of the Panjab University Student Union, the group led by Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council, has got the body registered, a press note said here.

Mass Com diploma at DAV College


54 cases settled at Special Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, June 28
As many as 54 cases were settled and Rs 83.40 lakh was awarded as compensation to litigants, at a special Lok Adalat organised today by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) on the premises of the SLSA, Sector 9 here.


Artistes gear up for music fest
Chandigarh, June 28
A team of 46 artistes from Punjab and Chandigarh under the aegies of Heritage, a Patiala-based cultural outfit, is gearing up to showcase Punjabi folk culture on the international platform. The occasion is International Musical Festival to be held from July 8 to July 13 at Llangallen town in the North Wales.


Addiction to narcotic analgesics common
Chandigarh, June 28
It happened about a decade ago. Management student Raman Sharma was wheeled in in a nursing home with multiple fractures sustained in a car accident near Ropar. In extreme agony, he was administered pain killers. The pain subsided, but life-long dependence on narcotic analgesics began. Even after he was discharged, Sharma continued with pentazocine injections.

Junk food, sedentary life too damage liver
Chandigarh, June 28
Do not be surprised if despite keeping away from liquor, you are diagnosed to be suffering from cirrhosis or liver hepatitis, thought to be a disease of high alcohol consumers.

525 benefit from health camp
Panchkula, June 28
The local unit of Family Planning Association of India organised a medical-cum-awareness camp at Primary Health Centre, Mauli Jagran , under the Family Health Awareness Campaign being conducted by the UT State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh.


Sukhchain, Gursewak strike gold
Chandigarh, June 28
Sukhchain Singh and Gursewak Singh, both from the Public Sports Club, Mohali, won gold medals in the 51 kg, 56 kg sections, respectively, in the 1st Chandigarh Sub-junior Boys Weightlifting Championship which was held today at the Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 42. Earlier, the two-day meet was inaugurated by Mr V.K. Bhalla, President, Chandigarh Powerlifting Association.

  • Inter-district cricket meet

  • Training camp

  • Cricket tourney

  • COA meeting


CAT notice to UT Admn
Chandigarh, June 28
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued a notice to the UT Administration, the Inspector-General of Chandigarh Police(IG) and the SSP acting on the original application filed by UT sub-inspector Bakshish Singh.

Commissioner visits Burail Jail
Chandigarh, June 28
Following the order passed by the UT CBI Special Judge, a Oath Commissioner from the district court, today visited the Model Burail Jail to attest the affidavit of one of the accused, Jagtar Singh Tara, alleged to be involved in the Beant Singh assassination case.


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