Sunday, June 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


All set for ‘jugalbandi’ in UK
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — God does not favour everyone for sacred missions. This blessing is reserved for the chosen few. The belief gets stronger after an interface with 14-year-old Avirbhav Verma who hides immense pain behind his smiling countenance. 

Want to know what your kids are up to in school? Get on to the Net
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings will now be a thing of the past in schools as parents will get all the information about their children on the Net. No matter if they are in the office, home or anywhere in the world. All they need is to just log on to

City to have national oil depots
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Chandigarh may soon set up national petroleum depots in the city. A team from the Union Ministry of Petroleum is expected to visit the city shortly and inspect some of the shortlisted sites for the proposed notional petrol depots. 

Complaint centre under a tree
The electricity complaint centre operating in the open at the 66 kv sub-station in Industrial Area in Panchkula on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

  Bhuppi sends them swaying
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — One never really knows what would click, until it actually clicks. So when Bhupinder Chawla, better known as the Jogiya Khalli Walli, Bhuppi, comes to town with the purpose of sending the crowds swaying on his tunes, apprehensions about the success of his show naturally follow...

Complaint centre under a tree
PANCHKULA, June 24 — The Electricity Department has a complaint centre with a difference. In the Phase I of the Industrial Area under the shade of a tree, a couple of chairs and tables suffice for the complaint centre.


A love affair that didn’t work out
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — It is a case of a love affair which went wrong, somewhere. On June 14 this year, Ms Sonia lodged a complaint against her husband, Mr Aman Chopra, for harassing her for bringing inadequate dowry.

Foundation stones tell a sorry tale
DERA BASSI, June 24 — Every foundation stone has its sorry tale to tell. Come election time and politicians of all colours and hues promise the moon to the electorate. While some politicians do inaugurate the schemes and projects with much fanfare, the trial of foundation stones tell a different story.

Problems galore in Dera Bassi
DERA BASSI, June 24 — Heaps of garbage, ponds of slush, potholes on the streets, drains flooded with stinking water, non-functional street lights, unscheduled power cuts, absence of a proper sewerage system and haphazardly parked vehicles are some of the problems which are being faced by the residents of this township.

Disorderly traffic scene outside PGI
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — The traffic scene outside the PGI is most of the time disorderly. CTU buses and autos vie for space. Tiffs between each other regarding passengers is common. The problem gets aggravated whenever a VIP visits the hospital.


One held with charas

CHANDIGARH, June 24 — The police has arrested a resident of Bihar and seized 2.75 gm of charas from him.

Sector 17 traders a worried lot
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — The amendments in building byelaws for commercial area announced by the Chandigarh Administration has set the alarm bells ringing for the traders in Sector 17, who have dubbed some of the amendments as impractical and against growth of business in Sector 17.

Punwire employees lathi-charged
SAS NAGAR, June 24 — Unruly scenes were witnessed in front of the Udhyog Bhavan in Sector 17 of Chandigarh when the Punwire Employees Coordination Committee raised slogans against the government and entered the building when a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation was in progress.

Top models for 'sagai to bidai’
CHANDIGARH, June 24 —Top Indian models will display wedding collections from ‘sagai to bidai’ at an exclusive show being organised by Bonsai Entertainers on June 29.


Monitoring of students made the difference
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Many government schools in the city have shown better results this year as compared to a last couple of years.

ICDEOL question paper 'not from syllabus'
CHANDIGARH, June 24— The students of M.A./M.Sc (second semester) who appeared for Differential Equations, paper VII , of the International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning have complained that 80 per cent of the question paper was out of syllabus.

Roll numbers not issued, candidates anxious
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — There is a lot of anxiety among the parents and candidates appearing for the PGI nursing entrance test on June 27 on account of non - issuance of roll numbers.

Good showing by GGDSD students
June 24 — The local GGDSD College, Sector 32, has bagged 9 out of the first 10 positions in the B Com I examination results of Panjab University.

Result cards despatched
June 24 — Result cards of the first 100 candidates of the general pool have been despatched by Panjab University to the Principal of the local Government Medical College, according to an official press release.

Computer centres Mecca for kids
one are the days when summer holidays meant all play and no work. Well-informed kids of today want to learn as they play. The computer centres this summer have become Mecca for the children who want to make the most of their holidays. Free from the pressures of classroom studies, the children at various computer centres in the city not only enjoy themselves but also get education with a click of the mouse.

Livleen Kahlon
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Ms Livleen Kahlon has been made the Principal of Dutt Vishesh School in Sector 26. She comes from Bombay where her last teaching assignment was with the prestigious American School of Bombay.

Bail for NRI’s relatives ordered
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Issuing notice to the state for July 30, the Ropar Sessions Judge today directed that 11 relatives of the “married” Non-Resident Indian, accused of attempting to tie the knot with a Mohali girl, be released on bail “on their arrest”.

Sodhi Ram’s judicial remand extended
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Dr Sodhi Ram and three others, allegedly involved in the paper leakage case, were sent to judicial custody for another 14 days till July 8 by the Additional District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar.

Bail denied in vaccination case
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — The anticipatory bail application moved by Gurvikram Singh Duggal, owner of Sahib Singh and Sons, a drug store, was dismissed by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Sneh Prashar in the case of injecting a girl only the solvent, minus the vaccine.


Theatre workshop concludes
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — At the end of a month-long theatre workshop at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today, participants presented two plays to demonstrate what they had learnt. An art and craft exhibition of the work done by participants of the art workshop was also held.


City to host ball badminton meet
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will hold the 20th Sub-Junior National Championship from August 31 to September 3 in the Sector 41 Shivalik Public School. Mr Harbhushan Gulati, President of the association, said 46 teams of various affiliated state units other institutions would take part in the meet.

Deepak, Mohit help Phonex Club win
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Deepak and Mohit helped Phonex Cricket Club achieve a superb 57-run win over Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, in an under-12 league cricket tournament at the Sector 44 grounds today.

Deadlock continues
SAS NAGAR, June 24 — The deadlock between the management of the Punjab School Education Board and the employees’ union continued for the fourth day today.

Good response to scheme
SAS NAGAR, June 24 — The Punjab Urban and Development Authority in a press release said that a recently introduced “choose your neighbourhood scheme” had elicited a good response.

Vimal Vashisht
CHANDIGARH, June 24 — Mrs Vimal Vashisht, Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), Shimla at Panchkula, assumed the office yesterday.Top



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