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564 vehicles with tinted panes challaned
Chandigarh, June 18 — On the first day of the challaning drive against black films on ther windowpanes of vehicles, the Chandigarh traffic police set up 30 check points all over the city today and challaned 564 four-wheelers, including buses and three government vehicles, for using black films.
Role of Sikh Gurus lauded

Yoga camp for cops ends

Director of UTs in city

Maximum CET toppers from city
Chandigarh, June 18 — Chandigarh boys and girls have once again brought laurels to their institutions by bagging the top positions in the Combined Entrance Test, 1999, conducted by Panjab University for admission to nearly 600 seats in various medical, engineering and architecture courses in colleges affiliated to the University and Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, PU.

Captain Guleria killed in Kashmir explosion
PANCHKULA, June 18 — Yet another life was lost in the insurgency in Kashmir when Captain Deepak Guleria of Rashtriya Rifles, hailing from Cholthra in Sarkaghat tehsil in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, lost his life in a blast triggered by an improvised explosive device somewhere near Kangan on the Kashmir-Leh road early this morning.

Demand to set up memorial
PANCHKULA, June 18 — Panchkula Sewa Samiti, a social organisation, has urged the Haryana Government to set up a monument in memory of the martyrs of the district who had sacrificed their lives in fighting insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir.

Power stations house teastalls
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — A visit to the 66-kv grid Electricity Sub-station in Industrial Area, Phase II, presents a picture of neglect on the part of the authorities.

MCC targets Sec 33 encroachments
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — Continuing with its drive, enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today removed encroachments from in front of houses in Sector 33-A here.

PSEB plan for uninterrupted power supply
ZIRAKPUR, June 18 — To provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers of this area, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will start a 15-day crash maintenance programme from Monday. The Board will check defected junctions and other power hindering circuits on each power line.

14-day remand for 3 engineers
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — The Judicial Magistrate, Mr A.K. Bishnoi, today turned down the plea of the prosecution for extending by two days the police remand of three engineers booked by the Vigilance Department on the charge of preparing inflated bills. The engineers are J.C. Gilhotra, C.J. Rai and J.K. Gandhi.

Problems of PU library
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — A delegation of 60 students led by Mr Bhupinder Singh Bhupi, President of the Haryana Students’ Association PU, today apprised the university librarian regarding the problems faced by students in the absence of proper working conditions of fans and ACs. They urged him to provide more fans in the library and repair the defective fans at the earliest. The problem is more acute in the outer hall. They also drew his attention to the insufficient water supply in the library.

17 Panchkulaites in merit list
PANCHKULA, June 18 — At least 17 students of different schools in the district have figured in the merit list of Class X results of the Haryana School Education Board which were declared today.

Pak PM’s effigy burnt
PANCHKULA, June 18 — A large number of morning walkers cut short their stroll here today and assembled at the Fountain chowk to protest against the “barbaric medievalism” of the Pakistan army by torturing captured Indian soldiers and mutiliating their bodies.

Parents blame women teachers
KHARAR, June 18 — Resentment prevails among parents against the poor pass percentage in matriculation examination in many government schools in the area. They hold the wives of senior officers of the Punjab Government responsible for this poor performance.

Tributes paid to Kargil martyrs
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — Hundreds of workers of the local units of the CPI, CPM, and the Janata Dal gathered at the Sector 17 Plaza this evening and formed a human chain to express their solidarity with the Indian armed forces fighting the intruders in the Kargil-Dras area, besides paying tributes to the martyrs of the Kargil-Dras-Batalik sectors.

Acute shortage of drinking water
PINJORE, June 18 — Like previous years, this time too the residents of Pinjore and Kalka towns are facing an acute shortage of drinking water.

Demand for action against MD
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — To protest against the alleged misbehaviour by the Managing Director of Housefed, members of the Punjab Housefed Karamchari Union held a rally in front of the Sector 22 office of Housefed today.Top


Crime File
Sector 10 house burgled
Chandigarh, June 18 — The house of a restaurant owner has been burgled under mysterious circumstances. He was holidaying in Manali along with his family.

Campus Beat
PU decision on appointments
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — The stalemate which has been persisting for the past two years over the appointments against numerous posts in various departments of Panjab University is likely to be resolved now. The university had in October. 1997, advertised seeking applications for the posts of professor, reader and lecturer.

Cultural Scene
Impressive Greek play
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — One of Euripides’ most powerful and best known Greek tragedy ‘Medea’, a remarkable study of the maltreatment of a woman and of her ruthless revenge, was staged by Theatre Lab today at Tagore Theatre.

Corporation Beat
Panel clears projects worth Rs 4.45 cr
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — The Road Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today cleared estimates worth Rs 4.45 crore for various projects to be undertaken in the city.

Price Watch
Fruit prices stable
CHANDIGARH, June 18— With the monsoon round the corner the price of watermelon has started crashing in the local market.

Tips for badminton players
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — On the fourth day of the ongoing badminton camp at the Panjab University indoor hall, the morning hours were devoted to the singles games, followed by a talk by Mr T.P.S. Puri, former national badminton coach, on the usefulness of mental preparation for any individual player before, during and after the match. These include the psychological attitude developed by a player.Top

TopWarne shuts out Proteas’ challenge
Chandigarh, June 18 —Australia rode on the spinning web of Shane Warne, who got back his golden touch at the most opportune time, which saw his team, Australia, edge out the tournament favourites, South Africa, in a cliff-hanger in the semi-final of the World Cup on Thursday. The match ended in a tie but Australia got past South Africa on the basis of their victory in the Super Six.

Eradication of malaria
Involvement of people essential
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — Active involvement of the people and their education is essential for the success of the anti-malaria programme in the country, said Dr Amar Pal Singh, Secretary of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, while inaugurating a panel discussion on sensitive issues for the prevention and control of malaria here yesterday.

Residents go without power
KHARAR, June 18 — Residents of Kharar and its surrounding villages had a sleepless night as power supply remained cut off from 5 p.m.yesterday to 5 this morning. The supply was restored from 5 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. today and it was out off again until 6 p.m. with no sign of its being restored.

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