Monday, June 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Has UPSC corrigendum violated rules?
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Usually the corrigenda are published to clear the confusion but a recent corrigendum, published by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) regarding the recruitment of 19 lecturers in the local colleges, seems to have added to the confusion, besides “violating” the recruitment rules framed by the Central Government.

Participants at the 'Disco Deewani-2000', a western filmi and folk dance competition, at Tagore Theatre on Sunday
Participants at the 'Disco Deewani-2000', a western filmi and folk dance competition, at Tagore Theatre on Sunday — A Tribune photograph

Captivating performance by dancers
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Dance seems to drive the city youngsters quite a bit. That is perhaps the reason why today’s dance contest organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) saw nothing less than 43 entries. Whatever the numbers, one thing that was laudable about the evening was that the contest was too close and the five judges really must have had a tough time deciding who was the best.

Cop sets mother, bhabhi on fire; kills himself
CHANDIGARH June 25 — In a bizarre incident here today, Bahadur Singh, a Head Constable posted at Bassi, near Banur, committed suicide after trying to allegedly kill his own mother and sister-in-law by pouring kerosene oil on the two and setting them on fire. Later, he also allegedly stabbed his brother Darshan Singh who tried to rescue his burning relatives.

Cancellation of FIR ordered in missing baby case
SAS NAGAR June 25 — The Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, Ms Neelam Arora, has ordered cancellation of a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the local police in connection with the case of a nine-month old child, Sahib Singh, who has been missing from the township since June, 19. The child had been recovered yesterday by the police from Ludhiana.



Unlevelled road hazard for drivers
PANCHKULA June 25 — A road dug up for the purpose of laying storm water pipes has become a traffic hazard for those on two-wheeler and a source of inconvenience for motorists frequenting Sector 19.

Residents of Sector 46-D block the road to show their resentment against the indifferent attitude of The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Sunday Residents block traffic
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Members of the Government Employees Residents Welfare Association, Sector 46-D, today blocked traffic on the road separating Sectors 45 and 46 to protest against the failure of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) in providing basic amenities in the area.

52 children get grooming lessons
CHANDIGARH June 25 — About 52 participants who attended the one-month summer workshop organised by Career and Education Alliance (CEA) were awarded participation certificates yesterday on the occasion of the concluding function at Bhargava Auditorium.

In search of better education and steady jobs
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Whatever may be the circumstances, their undying spirit to get their children educated in a good stream as well as a good institution cannot be dominated. They are the residents of far flung areas like Leh in Jammu and Kashmir who throng the city every year to get their children admitted to local Shivalik School—the only school which offers boarding facility.

Work on community centre in progress
SAS NAGAR June 25 — Work on a community centre is in progress in Phase V here, meeting a long-standing demand of residents. The community centre, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 60 lakh by PUDA, will be on the pattern adopted at Patiala.

Residents sore with licencing wing
Time: 11.45 a.m.
Place: Licencing wing in the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate (SDM).
Problem: Harassment faced by people in completing the formalities to procure a new driving licence or renew an old driving licence or get a registration certificate of a vehicle.

‘Aviation poised for breakthrough’
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The aviation industry is poised for a major breakthrough in the next two decades, both in passenger and cargo sectors, says Mr Rajinder Kumar, Station Manager, Indian Airlines. The air transport sector, he said, would continue to be one of the fastest growing sectors.

High rates of eatables in cinemas deplored
CHANDIGARH June 25, — The Chandigarh Parents Association in its weekly meeting organised today strongly deplored the ‘organised loot in the city cinema halls let loose by canteen contractors in connivance with the management of the cinemas’.


Another purse snatcher held
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The police arrested a purse snatcher-Dinesh, alias Sheely, from near the Sector 22 Poly Clinic here today.

Cash, jewellery stolen
CHANDIGARH June 25 — A case under Sections 457 and 380 IPC was registered by the Sector 5 police station following a complaint by Mrs Kusum Jain, a resident of Sector 16, Panchkula.

Woman killed, 4 injured
SAS NAGAR June 25 — A woman was killed and four others were seriously injured when the car in which were travelling was hit by a truck Mundi Kharar, near here, this evening.

Most dowry cases are not truly so
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The number of cases registered by the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell of the Chandigarh police have (almost doubled in the past five years. Social workers say that although most of these are registered as dowry cases, more than 50 per cent are fabricated.


Invest in Punjab, NRIs told
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The Punjab Information and Public Relations Minister, Mr Natha Singh Dalam, yesterday exhorted Non-Resident Indians of Punjabi origin to make investments in their motherland in order to further give a fillip to the economy of Punjab.


Freshers against college ragging
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Finished schooling? It is time to enjoy now. Everyone finds college life cool, with no compulsion of attending classes and nobody to fuss over the homework not done. Then why does everyone have butterflies in their stomachs at the thought of taking admission to a college? The fear of being ragged by the seniors gives everyone goose-pimples.

Coming university budget shows completion of 35 projects
CHANDIGARH June 25 — A forthcoming Panjab University budget in the Syndicate meeting shows completion of over 35 building projects during 1999-2000.

Compartment exam datesheet out
CHANDIGARH June 25 — For the first time, the CBSE has placed students failing in two subjects in compartment. This has been done to safeguard the careers of the students, according to a CBSE communique.

Bhambri lays foundation stone of school
PANCHKULA June 25 — The General Manager of the Tribune Trust, Mr S.D. Bhambri, laid the foundation stone of a nursery school at the Madanpura Co-op House Building Society of Tribune Mitra Vihar at Madanpur here today.


Summer camp concludes
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The students participating in a summer school at KB DAV Centenary School presented ‘ghoomer’ on the concluding day of the camp. A dance was also performed by girls on the much popular ‘Barbie’ number. A colourful dance on ‘chidiyan’ was also performed by the students.

Cultural programme on June 28
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27-B, in collaboration with the Besten Foundation, will hold a cultural evening on June 28 at 8 pm in the club.

Kathak workshop
CHANDIGARH June 25 — A kathak dance workshop is being organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, at its Kala Gram office, Mani Majra. It will continue till July 5.


AIIMS eye surgeon addresses doctors
CHANDIGARH June 25 — The visiting eye surgeon from AIIMS, Dr Rasik Vajpayee, today stressed the need of learning safer techniques of phacoemulsification for early and sure visual rehabilitation of patients suffering from blindness due to cataract.


Chetna CC win tournament
CHANDIGARH June 25 — Chetna Cricket Club outplayed Godrej Cricket Club by three wickets in the final to win the fourth UT league cricket tournament, organised by the UT Cricket Association and concluded here this evening at sector 16 cricket stadium.


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