Sunday, June 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



52 city students score over 90 pc marks, beating rivals from other towns
CHANDIGARH, June,3 — Improving upon their performance of last year the city students have done it again in the matriculation examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education. Against the best performance of 94 per cent last year, the city topper this time has aggregated 95.2 per cent marks as more than 52 students have scored 90 per cent marks this time beating all previous records.

Improved medicare for soldiers
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — High altitude pulmonary edema, frostbite, snow blindness, mesenteric vein thrombosis — disorders known to the Indian Army formations deployed in high altitude areas for decades. But it took a war to jolt the services out of their lethargy, taking stock of the situation and working out appropriate measures.

The bodies of two jawans, who were killed in a forward area, being accorded military honours at the northern area in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
The bodies of two jawans, who were killed in a forward area, being accorded military honours at the northern area in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Bodies of 2 jawans reach city




Virdi’s Battle On A Blue Steed released
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Renowned journalist and Sikh scholar, Khushwant Singh, today released a book entitled Battles On A Blue Steed authored by Mr Harbans Singh Virdi at a function organised in the local Press Club this morning.

‘Scribes have
 the right 
to privacy’

‘Sensitivity needed in writing’
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — “I think that writers cannot be created, they are born as one”. This was stated here today, by noted Punjabi novelist and Jnanpeeth Award winner, Padam Shri Gurdial Singh. He said he was yet to come across a writer or a poet who had been trained to become one.

HC moved on saving Mata Jayanti Devi Temple
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Pained by the constant threat to 550-year-old Mata Jayanti Temple from soil erosion, a devotee has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court here seeking directions to the state of Punjab, the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ropar Deputy Commissioner to “maintain” the house of worship.

Threat to temple remains

Competition ‘healthy’ for newspapers
PANCHKULA, June 3 — There may be five new Hindi and English newspapers in Chandigarh but they pose absolutely no threat to those already existing in this region. This was the conclusion drawn at a seminar on ‘Challenges before journalism in the new century,’ organised by the Panchkula Press Club here today.

People in city worried about son of Haryana
AHENDRA CHAUDHRY, the Prime Minister of Fiji, has been kept captive by George Speight in his endeavour to suppress Indians and to deprive them of their legitimate rights. 

Jagmohan visits Phase III sectors 
CHANDIGARH, June 3 —The Union Urban development Minister, Mr Jagmohan, returned to the union Capital this afternoon after his maiden two-day visit to the city.



Two hurt in road mishaps
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Two city residents were hospitalised after being involved in road accidents. According to police sources, Sector 15 resident Archana Sharma, was going on her bicycle when she was hit by a car, CH-OI-T 1111, near the cricket stadium. She was admitted to the PGI and a case under Section 279\ 337, IPC, registered.

Goods worth lakhs of rupees gutted
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Computer terminals, scanners, printers, air-conditioners, pieces of furnitures, wooden partitions, furnishings, records, files, fax machines, electric fittings and other goods worth lakhs of rupees were damaged or destroyed in a devastating fire that broke out on the top floor of a showroom in Sector 35-B, shortly after midnight last night.

3 members of family hurt in attack
SAS NAGAR, June 3 — At least three members of a family of Mohali village were injured when they were allegedly attacked by Baisakha Singh, a resident of the same village, on Friday.


Minister asks women to be self-employed
LALRU, June 3 — “Women are an important part of society and need self-dependence and self-employment besides education”, stated Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister, Punjab, addressing a gathering at a function of Industrial Training Centre at Dappar village near here today.

Party time for kids
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Exhilarated teenyboppers, illuminated by colourful intelligent lights, twisted and shouted to the thumping beat of electrifying music at Kids Party Zone, inaugurated at Fun City, near here, this evening.


Students sore over government decision
KHARAR, June 3 — A large number of local residents, especially students, are agitated against the recent decision of the Punjab Government in amending the eligibility clause of the PMET (Punjab Medical Entrance Test) for the year 2000.

Playing among the dead
KHARAR, June 3 — Little kids of a government school in village Rani Majra near here virtually ‘’play among the dead”. Their playful banter while involved in kho-kho or hide-and-seek during the games period is routinely shattered. The moods swings suddenly towards sombre. 

Panjab University admissions from July 12
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Admissions for the forthcoming session in Panjab University will commence from July 12 to July 18, an official press note said here today. Admissions for B.Sc and M.Sc (honours school) will commence from August 1 to August 10.

Oshma Reikhy
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Mrs Oshma Reikhy, a prominent social worker and woman activist of the city, is among six new members nominated by the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the Haryana State Legal Services Authority.

Invite candidate for test: HC
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Just five days before the examinations for the house job and MDS course, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to allow a Jaipur resident to appear for the test after entertaining and accepting her application rejected earlier as it had been sent through a courier.

Judge reserves orders on Jain's bail plea
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — The Special Judge for the Central Bureau of Investigation cases-cum- Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today reserved orders till June 6 on the bail application moved by former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain.


Wholesale chemist shop sought
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — The PGI Employees Union have appealed to voluntary organisations and NGO’s to open a wholesale chemist and druggist shop in the Nehru Hospital on no profit no loss basis.’’


‘Women’s cricket needs sponsorship’
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Women’s cricket in India needs sponsorship at the bigger level to generate popularity’’, viewed Sudha Shah, former Indian all-rounder and off-spinner who served the nation for more than two decades. 

A fine job done by HP volleyball coach
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — Volleyball, coach Mr DS Thakur who has till date produced nine international-level women volleyball players from a tiny village Jubbal, in Himachal Pradesh was here in Chandigarh yesterday.

Tribune Juniors defeat Star XI
CHANDIGARH, June 3 — The final match of under-19 Summer Cricket Taurnament was played between Saurabh XI and Neeraj XI at Sector 23 ground today. The match was won by Saurabh XI.Top

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