Friday, May 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



11 city candidates make it to civil services
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — At least 11 city aspirants have done the city proud by making it to the prestigious civil services, the results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Commission in New Delhi today.
Jawans reverse arms as a mark of respect to Hav Netrem whose body was recovered from Kargil .   — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Jawans reverse arms as a mark of respect to Hav Netrem whose body was recovered from Kargil . — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
9 months later, Kargil jawan’s body found
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Missing in action. Presumed dead. Five terse words which become a routine affair during a war, but keep a family banking on hope and prayers. 

Zila Parishad poll interrupted
PANCHKULA, May 25—The INLD-supported candidate, Mrs Shimla Devi, was declared elected to the post of chairperson of the zila parishad amidst protests by four members of the 10-member body who abstained from voting during the meeting convened for the purpose at the district secretariat, here today.

IA may acquire new aircraft
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — To augment its capacity, Indian Airlines may opt for 100-odd seater and 150-seater aircraft. Though both the major players of aviation industry — Boeing and Airbus — have already made their presentations to the national domestic carrier.

Four High Court Judges sworn in
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Following their elevation to the Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here, Mr Romesh Chander Kathuria, Mr Kishan Chand Gupta, Mr Nirmal Singh and Mr Kamaljit Singh Garewal were today administered oath by the Chief Justice, Mr. Arun B. Saharya.


British Council Library is well-stocked and modern 
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Classics, fiction, magazines and video tapes. They are all there for professionals and post-graduates. Part of the British libraries in India, the Sector 8 British library offers you a wide range of reference and information services.

K.J. Singh is Raksha Dal Secretary-General
CHANDIGARH, May 25 —The Rashtriya Raksha Dal, a political outfit of ex-servicemen and recognised by the Election Commission, has elected Lieut-Gen K.J. Singh (retd) as Senior Secretary-General of the Punjab unit of the party at a meeting of the district conveners of the party.

Rail section awaits opening by VIP
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The recently electrified Chandigarh-Kalka railway line section cannot be made operational as there is no VIP available for its formal inauguration.

MC members deny Badal’s claim
KHARAR, May 25 — Seven out of the total 15 elected members of the local municipal committee have reportedly contradicted the claim made by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab, and others that majority of the members of the municipal committee, Kharar, had joined hands with the SAD headed by Mr Badal in Chappar Chirri village on May 22 when Mr Ranbir Singh Kala and five other members announced their support for the SAD who were earlier supporters of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal.

A harassed man
CHANDIGARH, May 2 — Premchand Narayan, a resident of Gulbarga district of Karnataka is a harassed man. For the past over one month he has been shuttling from one department of the PGI to another department as his operation had become difficult due to the absence of a regular attendant.

Residents voice grievances
SAS NAGAR, May 25 — A khulla darbar was organised here yesterday for residents of Sector 70 which was presided over by the Minister of State for Housing, Mr Ranjit Singh Ballian.


A girl behind Ranjit case
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The interrogation of those arrested in the Ranjit Bajaj case has established that it was indeed a "fight" for the affection of a teenager from Sector 16 that is the root of the entire episode.

Body of beggar found near temple
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The police has found the body of a man from near a temple in Mani Majra here today.

Models or mere showpieces?
Models or mere showpieces?
emale models hold the reins of advertising campaigns these days. Whatever be the product, it is glamourised with the presence of beautiful girls to boost its sales. The female charm has been playing a significant role in the city to promote various products.
Crisis plagues poultry units
BARWALA: After going through the worst-ever recession in the poultry industry, most farm-owners have reduced the number of chicks by nearly 15 per cent while others are contemplating bringing down the fowl number by 25 per cent to tide over the trying times.

Dealer hauled up for not supplying LPG
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Taking up an appeal case filed by a city resident against a Burail-based gas service agency, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held the dealer of the agency guilty of not supplying cylinders to the consumer who was duly entitled to the same.


PEC dismisses students' complaints
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Punjab Engineering College has reacted strongly to students of masters of engineering degree course, protesting against the difference in dates on the proposed date-sheet and the university dates.

Workshop at school
May 25 — St. John’s High School is making the summer school holidays full of fun and colours for its students by holding an art workshop.

Camp for mentally challenged kids
May 25 —With a view to helping the mentally challenged children, a free medicine camp was organised at St Soldierr’s International School, Sector 28 by Masoom, a voluntary organisation yesterday.

'Polytechnics need of hour'
CHANDIGARH, May 25 —Strengthening community polytechnics in the country is the need of the hour, said Mr V.S. Pandey, Joint Education Secretary, at the regional conference for polytechnics organised by the Technical Teachers Training Institute here today.

Students’ plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, May 16 — Dismissing the writ petitions filed by students passing the plus one and two examinations from Chandigarh but declared ineligible for the Punjab pre-medical test, Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today held that the amended clause in the brochure did not suffer from the vice of arbitrariness.

HC stays poll result
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — Issuing directions against publishing the result of elections held this morning for the post of Panchkula Zila Parishad President, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, here, fixed May 30 as the next date of hearing.

Insurance co. to pay Rs 1.9 lakh as cover
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission here has directed United Indian Insurance to pay Rs 1.94 lakh as cover for theft that took place at a shop in Mani Majra.


Tuta Wala Khu a dream project
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — When your 13-year-old dream turns into reality, it is a matter of pride and joy for you. Such a pride has come to noted director from Bollywood Mohan Singh whose dream project, Tuta Wala Khu, a tele-serial with the partition of the country as the theme, is slated to be aired on upcoming Punjabi channel Lashkara in July.

Workshop on bhangra, giddha
May 25 — The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts, a member institute of International Theatre Institute, UK, will organise a workshop on folk dances (bhangra and giddha) at Tagore Theatre from May 30 to June 25.

Health awareness drive from June 1
PANCHKULA, May 25 — About 60 lakh people in the age group of 15 and 49 years are expected to avail of the benefit of a fortnight-long statewide family health awareness campaign to be launched in Haryana on June 1 to educate people about reproductive tract infections and sexual transmitted diseases , besides providing treatment to affected people.


Titles for Shivalik boys and girls
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The hosts, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, won both boys' and girls' titles on the concluding day of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship for the Santosh Rana Trophy here today.

Probables for National Games
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The Punjab Golf Association has selected 20 golf probables for the XXXI National Games to be held in November this year. The probables comprise 12 men and eight women. Prominent among them are H.S. Kang, Gurbaaz Maan, Sandy Lehl, Suman Puri, Jassanjit Dullet, Irina Brar, Parneeta Grewal and Guneet Raikhy among others.

Administration shuffles officers
CHANDIGARH, May 25 — The Chandigarh Administration today ordered the following postings and transfers.


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