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Policemen verify the papers of youngsters at a checkpoint near the grain market roundabout in Chandigarh in Tuesday
Policemen verify the papers of youngsters at a checkpoint near the grain market roundabout in Chandigarh in Tuesday — A Tribune photograph
Bus drivers to be challaned from today
CHANDIGARH July 6 — This is one challaning drive the local traffic police is hoping would remain a non-starter. The drive to challan minors driving two-wheelers without proper documents and licences to school failed to take off for lack of offenders.

More bodies to arrive today
CHANDIGARH July 6 — Soldiers fighting in the Kargil sector are battling against all odds, including inhospitable and harsh terrain, in the Kargil Sector. In view of this, the families of martyrs are not even sure whether the killed soldiers would get decent funeral.
SJP collects money for Kargil troops Artists to raise money for Kargil

Defence authorities object to unauthorised structures
PANCHKULA July 6 — Defence authorities have raised serious objections to hundreds of unauthorised structures which have come up in the restricted zone around the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL), Ramgarh near here.

10 city students qualify National Talent Search Exam
CHANDIGARH July 6 — Ten students from the various schools of the city who appeared in the National Talent Search Examination have qualified the test and are among the 1,600 students from all over the country who will take an interview before the 760 successful students are made known.

Power failure hits village
MULLANPUR-GARIBDASS July 6 — Six days of continuous interruption in power supply in more than 300 houses at Mullanpur village has caused resentment among residents of the area.

Steps to streamline kerosene distribution
CHANDIGARH July 6 — With a view to streamlining the supply of kerosene under the public distribution system and check blackmarketing the UT Food and Supplies Department has from July 1 started a campaign for getting a declaration form filled by all ration card holders whether they have a gas connection or not.

SBP holds customer relations programme
CHANDIGARH July 6 — A customer relation programme was organised by the State Bank of Patiala here today.

Oustees to get housing board flats
CHANDIGARH July 6 — The Chandigarh Housing Board has decided to allot flats to the oustees whose land has been acquired by the UT Administration for different purposes.
‘Faulty transformers not replaced’

Chahal expelled from SP

AIDS Hotline to get boost

Three held for rape

'Special chance' for PSEB candidates

M.P. Singh may head civic body

Engineers' arrest flayed



Crime File

One held for stealing ornaments

Campus Beat

Re-appear chance for BSc,MSc (Hons)

Consumer Courts

Consumer's complaint dismissed

Price Watch

Peach, mausambi dearer

Central sector CRPF win 5-game cliffhanger


Unregulated construction work poses threat
CHANDIGARH July 6 — Haphazard construction work in and around Zirakpur is posing a threat to human life. At certain places, little attention is being paid to safety norms. Though a notified area committee (NAC) for the development of Zirakpur and its surrounding villages has been constituted, the absence of any regulatory authority has caused concern among people. At several places, houses and shops have been built near power transmission lines.
A dhaba built close to a power line at Zirakpur
A dhaba built close to a power line at Zirakpur — A Tribune photograph

Mobile phones poised for big leap
CHANDIGARH July 6 — Introduction of CPP (calling party pays) system from the first of next month may lead to a rapid expansion in the number of mobile cellphone users in the Union Territory of Chandigarh as also in the rest of the region.

Stock exchange in for bad days
CHANDIGARH July 6 —The Northern India Stock Exchange (NISE) here, one of the leading stock exchanges in the region, appears to have fallen on bad days.

Few NGOs take up welfare schemes
CHANDIGARH July 6 — The City Beautiful has a plethora of social organisations, social activists and also social activities in the name of helping the poor, needy and the down-trodden. And to aid such projects the city also has the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, which was set up in 1977 to implement the programmes of the Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi.

Poor sanitation makes residents sore
SAS NAGAR July 6 — Sanitation in the town is getting inadequate attention with garbage often seen littered at various places and residents complaining of safai karamcharis not cleaning lanes for long periods.

Trend towards model schools
CHANDIGARH July 6 — On the second day of admission to the science stream of Class XI in the government schools of the city held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, all seats in GMSSS-37 and GMSSS-33 were filled in the non-medical stream, here today.


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