Thursday, June 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Chandigarh produces the best CBSE +2 results of the decade

Gleeful students congratulate each other after their success in the CBSE plus two examinations whose results were declared on Wednesday.
Gleeful students congratulate each other after their success in the CBSE plus two examinations whose results were declared on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Students show more inclination towards commerce
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — The city has witnessed the highest pass percentage in the results of the Central Board of Secondary Examination over the past decade for plus two classes declared here today.

IAF changing strategy on copters?
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — It was during the Kargil conflict last year that the Indian Air Force felt the need for well-armed combat helicopters equipped with precision weapons, advanced navigational aids, avionics and electronic counter-measures capable of providing air support in day as well as night to army formation in rugged mountainous terrain along the Line of Control.

Mohali MC poll postponed
May 31 — Taking a serious note of large-scale irregularities in the preparation of electoral rolls of SAS Nagar Municipal Council, the Punjab State Election Commission today postponed elections to the civic body scheduled for June 17. T

City weathered record duststorms this May
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — Duststorms with high wind speeds have bothered city residents during May this year like never before in the recent past leading to disruption of normal life, frequent breakdowns in power supply, communication lines and disturbance for vehicular traffic.

  Victim seeks FIR against flesh traders in complaint to IGP
May 31 — The clean facade of the City Beautiful might witness some blemishes as the police enquiry into bone cancer patient Sangeeta’s formal complaint against alleged flesh trade racketeers of the city progresses.


SI Ram Dayal in a dilemma
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — What would be the mental state of a young officer, serving with the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Kosovo, who not only has to come to grips with the reality of losing his legs but also arrange nearly 52,000 Deutschmark for the reimbursement of his medical expenses all by himself.

Applications invited
PANCHKULA, May 31 — The District Child Welfare Office has invited applications for national awards to children under the age of 16 who perform acts of bravery. DC SK Monga said that these awards would be for exemplary acts of bravery of these children performed between April 1, 1999, and March 31, 2000.

Plea to ban smoking in public
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — Tobacco smoking, chewing and eating is the largest single cause of preventable early death. With a view to disseminate information about the menace of smoking and how serious the probem is in the present day context, various functions were organised in the city today to commemorate the Anti Tobacco Day in the city.

Administration notifies Zila Parishad members’ nomination
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — The Chandigarh Administration has notified the nomination of 10 members of Zila Parishad, duly elected in 1996. The notification was delayed due to specific directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court not to declare the results in a writ petition filed by a few sarpanches of Badheri, Buterla and others.


Held for using foul language
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — In separate incidents, the police arrested two persons on the charges of eve-teasing and using foul language.

Property dealer commits suicide
DERA BASSI, May 31 — A resident of Gulabgarh and father of two children reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance early this morning.


Children given free uniforms
PANCHKULA, May 31 — Over 100 children attending the Street Working Children Project were distributed free uniforms by the City Magistrate, Mr SC Sharma, at a function held at Bhainsa Tibba village here yesterday.

Workshop on population
CHANDIGARH, May 31—A northern region intersectoral review of IEC and advocacy material on population and development education was organised at the ICSSR complex, Panjab University, here today.

High Court schedule
CHANDIGARH, May 31— Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice Nirmal Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here will sit in a Division Bench during the vacations from June 6 to June 9. Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice N.C. Khichi will, meanwhile, sit in single Benches.


Summer workshop for kids in Press Club
CHANDIGARH, May 31 — The Chandigarh Press Club in association with Besten Foundation is organising a two-week-long summer workshop for the children of its members from June 15, 2000, to June 29, 2000 in the disciplines of theatre, dance and choreography, art and craft and soft toy making.Top

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