Wednesday, June 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



UT hikes MBBS fee by 70 pc
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The Department of Medical Education and Research of the Chandigarh Administration has decided to raise tuition fee and other funds by about 70 per cent for students of MBBS from the new academic session.

Sunday shopping decision on June 28
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Plans are afoot to open one of the main city markets on Sunday to enable residents to shop during the weekend. For this, a meeting between the Labour Department and the shopkeepers of Sector 17 has been fixed for June 28.

Mr Krishan Arora and his daughter Priya who were injured after runing into a nylon rope used to cordon off the parking lot of Jagat Cinema in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Cordon or death-trap?
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Mr Krishan Arora and his daughter Priya had a narrow escape when they ran into a nylon rope used to cordon off the parking lot of Jagat Cinema in Sector 17 here on Sunday.

Red Cross accountant booked for fraud
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The police has registered cases of cheating and embezzlement against an accountant of the local chapter of the Indian Red Cross Society for fraud and embezzlement of society funds totalling Rs 2 lakh.

Tension in Sector 22-D market
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Tension prevailed in the Sector 22-D market this morning following threats by certain phariwalas to a garment merchant.

Rallies, dharnas banned
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The District Magistrate, Ms Varsha Joshi, today issued prohibitory orders, banning the taking out of processions, organising of rallies, making speeches, sitting in dharnas and carrying of lathis in areas located north of Madhya Marg. The order has been passed for a period of sixty days, starting midnight tonight.


War martyr's parents honoured
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The parents of an IAF fighter pilot, Flt-Lt Jayant Rishi, who had been killed in action during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, were honoured at the Chandigarh Air Force Station today.

Running from pillar to post for the elusive phone ring
CHANDIGARH June 20 — About two weeks back, June 4 to be exact, Mr Rajiv Awasthy’s telephone connection (722416) at his residence in Sector 22-C went out of order. He registered a complaint the very next day.

State-level rally by PWD workers
LALRU June 20 — Employees of the Public Works Department Joint Action Committee, Punjab, organised a massive rally to press their pending demands here today. On the call of the committee, besides three wings of the Punjab Public Health Department, employees of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board also joined the rally to extend their support.

Residents force HUDA change bhavan site
PANCHKULA June 20 — The site of construction of Olympic Bhavan has been changed from the earmarked place in Sector 15 to a new location in Sector 3 following resentment among residents of the sector over the allotment of the site for the purpose.

Mountaineers return from expedition
CHANDIGARH June 20 — A ‘’Sand to Snow’’ mountaineering expedition, organised by the Ranbakura Artillery Brigade as part of its Raising Day celebrations, was flagged in at Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir today.

48,000 file IT returns
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Over 48,000 income tax assessees have filed their returns till today. According to the Commissioner of Income Tax, Mr Ashwani Luthra, 11 counters had started functioning at the local DAV College for the convenience of the general public since yesterday.

Shirdi Sai Samaj gets notice
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Issuing notice to the Shirdi Sai Samaj in Sector 29 and another respondent for August 11, Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that “further proceedings in the complaint case shall remain stayed” in the meantime.

Saint Kabir's birth anniversary
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The 602nd birth anniversary of Saint Kabir was celebrated with enthusiasm by the Sadguru Kabir Maha Sabha on the premises of Sadgurru Kabir Mandir, Dadu Majra Colony, Sector 38(West), here yesterday.


Woman held with smack
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The police has arrested a resident of Sector 55 on charges of possessing narcotics. According to police sources, Veena was arrested following a tip-off from her residence.


Shortage of paper-setters, evaluators tops PU agenda
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Shortage of paper-setters and evaluators seems to be top among the agenda of problems for smooth conduct of Panjab University annual examination. The idea of increasing paper-setters was originally mooted in 1998 on complaints of paper leakage, when there was just one paper-setter.

School principals blow tuition myth
CHANDIGARH"I am against private tuitions. After a child spends six to seven hours in school and another two to three hours at tuitions, the burden affects his or her health. In our school, we follow the system of adoption, under which, a teacher monitors the performance of a student not only in school, but also when the child is at home.

College faces admission rush
CHANDIGARH June 20 — DAV College, Sector 10, witnessed a heavy rush for admissions to Class XI (science streams) here today. Dr V.K. Garg, Dean Admissions of the college, said the cut-off percentage for admission to the non-medical-stream course in the college was 75 today. For the medical stream, it was 60 per cent.
A notice board in DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh becomes the focal point as admittion-seekers throng the college on Tuesday
A notice board in DAV College becomes the focal point as admittion-seekers throng the college on Tuesday — A Tribune photograph

Affection and attention brought success
PANCHKULA June 20 — "Our school is a second home for students where we ensure that each one of them gets motherly affection and fatherly attention. Also, teachers are not breathing down their necks over academic issues and each child is allowed to grasp information at his own pace,'' says Mr Sandeep Sardana, Principal of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here. He is proud of his students' performance in the Class X CBSE Examinations.

School board staff hold protest
SAS NAGAR June 20 — The Punjab School Education Board (non-teaching) Karamchari Union today blocked the way to the room of the Chairman of the board for more than an hour and raised slogans against the management of the board for not implementing its demands here today.

SAS exam from June 26
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The Punjab State SAS examination will be held from June 26 to 30 at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15.


Bail plea rejected
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The bail application of Moris Iyasere, a Nigerian national, was rejected for the third time by Additional District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar. Moris was arrested for possessing fake currency notes on March 24.


Anujj KapoorSa Re Ga Ma director scouts for talent
CHANDIGARH June 20 — When you are the music director of the highest-rated programme on the satellite TV for the past over five years, it is a matter of honour for you. Such a rare honour has come to Annujj Kappu, the music director of Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma, who is on a tour of the region in search of talent for the prestigious programme.

Oh boy! What a beauty
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Massage, bleach, steaming, threading. They get everything done. And why shouldn't they? The times have changed and more and more boys are becoming conscious of how they look. Earlier, girls alone were acquainted with these words but now even the boys are.


One vaccination, two pricks
CHANDIGARH June 20 — When Dr Vineet Suneja Dass, a local physician, took his teenaged daughter to the city’s oldest druggist and vaccination centre in Sector 17 this morning, little did he realise that his daughter would end up with two pricks, one of solvent and the other of chickenpox vaccine.

De-addiction camps at GMCH
CHANDIGARH June 20 — De-addiction camps will be organised on two consecutive days by the Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in connection with Internal Day against drug abuse, which falls on June 26.

Anti-malaria drive in Ram Darbar
CHANDIGARH June 20 — A special campaign to check underground water sewage tanks in the colonies was launched by the malaria wing in the labour colony, Ram Darbar, here today, as part of the anti-malaria drive in the city. A health education awareness drive and anti-malaria camp was organised in the area.

Five-day medical camp begins
CHANDIGARH June 20 — A free medical camp under the alternative medicine system was organised by the Chandigarh Health Care and Nature Care Society in Sector 44 here today. The camp will continue for the next five days.


Sunil, Akshay probables for Edinburgh meet
CHANDIGARH June 20 — Sunil Kumar and Akshay Vishal Rao of Chandigarh have been included by the All-India Tennis Association in the list of five probables for the Millennium Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Edinburgh from August 9 to 14.


Provide basic amenities: SP
CHANDIGARH June 20 — The Samajwadi Party in a memorandum to the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today urged the civic body to provide basic amenities in various parts of the city.


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