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6-hour duty must for college teachers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Teachers in government, privately managed and aided colleges of the city are in for tough times as they are now required to make themselves available for at least six hours daily in the colleges.

Priests of various religions pass in front of recruits as they are administered the oath to defend the nation at the passing out parade at the ITBP Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, near Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
155 ITBP recruits join force
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — It was a big day for 155 recruits, including five women, of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, who formally joined the force at an impressive passing out ceremony at the Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, near Panchkula, here this morning. The recruits, attired in their ceremonial dress, marched past the podium. The audience applauded their induction.

Illegal quarrying in Nadha nadi
NADHA (Kharar), Aug 28 — Illegal quarrying on a large scale in the Nadha nadi close to this village has been brought to light by local residents who allege involvement of certain influential persons in this activity.

Sacked employee seeks probe
SAS NAGAR, Aug 28 — A terminated employee of the Punjab School Education Board, Mr Ram Lok Singh, has sought a fair inquiry by the vigilance or any other independent agency into the charges levelled against him and his wife on the basis of which their services were terminated in May this year.

Harness solar energy: experts
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — There is need to harness solar energy as petrol, natural gas and coal have a limited lifespan at the present rate of consumption, said Dr S.K. Sharma, Director of Energy Research Centre in Panjab University, in a workshop and seminar on the commercialisation of thermal services in Panjab University here today.

Contests mark Founders Day
PANCHKULA, Aug 28 — To commemorate its Founders Day, the Youth Hostel Association of India organised student competitions at the Youth Hostel in Sector 3 here today.

Poll a referendum on UT: Dhawan
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — "Every vote cast by residents of the city this time will be a referendum on the future status of the city. Since the alliance partner of the BJP has demanded that Chandigarh should be given to Punjab, the votes that their party polls will ensure that the city remains a Union Territory".

Protected lizard species seized
PANCHKULA, Aug 28 — The Haryana Wildlife Department has arrested two members of the Sansi tribe for allegedly possessing three male monitor lizards, a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act.

Congress unstable says Shatrughan
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Launching a scathing attack against the Congress, Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP's star campaigner, alleged that the Congress, which has not tired dubbing the BJP and its allies government as unstable, was not stable itself which was why it had struck alliances with different parties in different states.

'Few politicians can be statesmen'

Quiz contest results out

Fashion contest by engg, medical students

Maha Panchayat to back SAD nominee

Awareness seminar organised

Essay writing competition

Hans launches poll campaign

Allegations mark interaction
PANCHKULA, Aug 28 — The Panchkula Press Club organised an interaction with the principal candidates from the Ambala parliamentary constituency at the Red Bishop Tourist Complex here today.Top


Crime File
In-laws booked for demanding dowry

Cultural Scene
Musical images for Kargil martyrs

Price Watch
Cucumber, brinjal cheaper

Judo gold for Vandana, DimpleTop



Carcasses appear as vultures disappear
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — The mysterious disappearance of vultures from the skies of northern India has evoked the interest of the Coimbatore-based Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History.

'Avoid alcohol if your chest is not hairy'
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Men with less hair on their chests are more likely to develop alcohol-related diseases than those with hairy chests. This was revealed today at the 'Update-CME Gastro '99', a seminar on gastroenterology being held at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Top

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