Saturday, May 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Girls stand out in CBSE Class XII examination

Chandigarh, May 25
Three girls of the city have topped the Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE in medical, non-medical and commerce streams, according to information available from the UT Education Department.

Girls congratulate each other for their superlative performance in Class XII examinations, in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Girls congratulate each other for their superlative performance in Class XII examinations, in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma
Smack worth 3 cr seized from Nigerian
Panchkula, May 25
The Panchkula police has arrested a Nigerian national and seized 3 kg of smack and Rs 18.30 lakh in cash from him in the early hours today. The cost of the seized smack has been estimated at over Rs 3 crore in the international market.



‘Present witnesses sought by defence’
Chandigarh, May 25
The general court martial trying Maj Maneesh Bhatnagar today directed the prosecution to secure the attendance of witnesses sought by the defence according to the precedence in which the defence wished to cross-examine them. 

No action at this stage: Sehgal
Chandigarh, May 25
“Anyone who is allegedly involved in the embezzlement of Panjab University funds will neither be asked to proceed on leave nor be suspended at this stage. These actions are pointless unless there is a hard evidence,” said Justice D.V. Sehgal, in an interview with the TNS here today.

Heated arguments among councillors on tehbazari
SAS Nagar, May 25
Issue of charging due tehbazari (enforcement fee), unofficially reported to be in crores, from rehri markets in the town witnessed heated arguments between municipal councillors at a meeting of the civic body here today.

Lottery scam: police to probe source of letters
Chandigarh, May 25
The city police will investigate the source of the letters being received by the residents of the city and Panchkula from an Australian based company, luring them for participating in International lottery.

ISO certificate for 3 BRD
Chandigarh, May 25
After spending about an year in training its personnel in the requisite process of quality assurance and documentation, No.3 Base Repair Depot here has been issued the ISO - 9000 certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards.



Death certificate procurement an ordeal
Chandigarh, May 25
The ordeal begins after the “end”. You go to the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths to get the death/birth certificate of a close relative, thinking you wouldn’t be troubled much after all that you have undergone.

123 challans issued to encroachers
Chandigarh, May 25
The Enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in a drive today issued 123 challans to rehri and phari vendors and other shopkeepers encroaching upon public corridors and MC land in Mani Majra and a few northern and southern sectors.

BKU protest against ‘anti-farmer policies’
Chandigarh, May 25
Hundreds of farmers of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Punjab) staged a dharna in protest against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the Punjab Government at Matka Chowk here today.

Avoid open shelves
MAGING a lawyer’s office or a businessman’s study. The first thing that comes to mind is a view of walls lined with shelves with books in them. Generally such bookshelves are open. 

Extensive damage in Lalru fire; 1 hurt
A shopkeeper collects the remains of his tin-kiosk that was destroyed in a major fire in the vegetable market of Lalru on Friday. Lalru, May 25
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed, 10 shops and two godowns were damaged and one person was injured in a major fire that broke out in the local vegetable market early today.
A shopkeeper collects the remains of his tin-kiosk that was destroyed in a major fire in the vegetable market of Lalru on Friday. — Photo Karam Singh

Summer is back in full fury
After a brief interregnum, the city weather is back to normal. The sun had taken a short break but has resurfaced with all its summer fire. Thanks to the short spell of fair weather, cultural zing returned to the city after a long gap, with a number of activities dotting the art scene.

RSS not pursuing saffron agenda: Atkinson
Chandigarh, May 25
Defending the pro-Indian policies of the BJP, Mr Denzil Atkinson, an Anglo-Indian BJP MP, today refuted allegations that the RSS was pursuing a saffron agenda. Addressing a press conference here, Mr Atkinson refuted allegations that the BJP-led government at the Centre was following anti-minority policies.

Christian front seeks RS seat from Punjab
Chandigarh, May 25
The All-India Christian Front yesterday staked its claim to one Rajya Sabha seat from Punjab and five seats in the ensuing Punjab Assembly elections. Raising this demand at a press conference here, Mr Munawar Masih, President of the front, urged the SAD leadership to consider these demands sympathetically as the Christian community, which numbered over 20 lakh, did not have any MLA or MP at present.

Car catches fire
Chandigarh, May 25
A Maruti-800 car caught fire in the Sector 27-C market this evening. According to sources in the Fire Department, the engine of the car (CH-1-Y-9787) caught fire following sparking in the wires when it was being repaired by a mechanic. 

Withdraw case or face stir, say Cong legistors
Chandigarh, May 25
Eight Congress MLAs today threatened that they will launch an agitation if the case registered against the former Chief Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, is not immediately withdrawn.

A clarification
Chandigarh, May 25
A report published in ‘Chandigarh Tribune’ today regarding the indictment of Dr B.B. Goel, a lecturer of Panjab University Business School, in an examination fraud where he had increased the marks of a candidate from zero to 42, has created confusion regarding the identity of the teacher.

Raising day of 3 Field Regiment
Chandigarh, May 25
The 3 Field Regiment, which was raised by the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen, J.F.R. Jacob (retd), on May 14, 1956, in Delhi cantonment, celebrated its 45th raising day somewhere in the western sector yesterday.



Cable operator fired at
SAS Nagar, May 25
A proprietor of a local cable network and his helper had a miraculous escape when two youths staying in a rented accommodation of an upcoming Punjabi pop singer Babu Mann, fired from .12 bore gun in Phase 3B1 after the cable operator objected to an unauthorised connection taken from a transmission cable passing over the house here today

Arrested for molesting woman
Chandigarh, May 25
A man accused of having sexually molested a woman in Colony No. 5 was arrested by the police and booked under sections 452 and 376 of the IPC. It is alleged that the accused, Sanjay, entered the house of the victim on the night of May 23 and after raping her fled. The accused is also a resident of the same colony.



PSEB may give grace marks in Class XII exam
SAS Nagar, May 25
The Punjab School Education Board is considering a request of science candidates of the plus two examination conducted in March for “ad hoc” grace marks in physics and chemistry. 

Computer project for schools stalled
Chandigarh, May 25
The much awaited computer education programme for government schools of the Chandigarh has hit a snag. Tenders will be invited again, well placed sources confirmed here tonight.

Virdi is PU Senate member
Chandigarh, May 25
Mr S.S. Virdi has been elected to the Panjab University Senate as ordinary fellow from the faculty of medical sciences in accordance with an order passed to this effect by the Chancellor, Mr Krishan Kant.

Wholesome education in fun way
Chandigarh, May 25
A 15-day-long summer camp, currently in progress at St Theresian’s Tiny Turner School, Sector 21, is providing not only fun time but also wholesome education to the kids in a fun way.

Gaps in school transfer policy discussed
Panchkula, May 25
The gaps in the government policy for transfer of primary schools to the Panchayati Raj Institutions were discussed at a meeting of the Zila Parishad here yesterday.


Arrest stayed in Haryana transfer case
Chandigarh, May 25
Mr Justice K.S. Kumaran of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the arrested of Mr Dharam Pal accused in transfer case where forged notes were alleged to have been issued from the office of the Chief Minister, Haryana.

  • Court order for status quo

  • Notice of motion issued

  • Notice to PGI

Consumer courts groan under burgeoning cases
Chandigarh, May 25
The very purpose of consumer courts — early disposal of cases, upholding rights of consumer and simplification of filing procedures — has apparently been not served well.



Textile designs on display
Visitors at a craft exhibition organised by students of fashion and textile designing in Government Model Senior Secondary School for Girls, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Chandigarh, May 25
Students of fashion and textile designing of various government senior secondary schools displayed their creations at an exhibition organised by the Education Department in the Sector 18 Government Model Senior Secondary School for Girls here today. 

Visitors at a craft exhibition organised by students of fashion and textile designing in Government Model Senior Secondary School for Girls, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Artist honoured
Panchkula, May 25
Shiv Singh, sculptor and painter, has recently been awarded the Avantika Millennium Award. The artist has already been honoured with National award and the President of India's plaque.

When stars shine on the ground
Mika Chandigarh, May 25
Sounds of cheers greet you at the very entrance of Hotel Mountview. Someone really seems to be having fun. And before you start racking your brains trying to figure out what has warranted so much of excitement, your glances fall on the galaxy of stars which has suddenly descended in the hotel lobby.


ICMR asks PGI to submit revised proposal
Chandigarh , May 25
The Indian Council of Medical Research has asked the PGI to submit a revised proposal for the prestigious Advanced Centre of Molecular Medicine (ACMM), a part of its ambitious human genome project.

Dr Raman Abrol
Chandigarh, May 25
Dr Raman Abrol, an ENT surgeon in the GMCH, Sector 32, has been invited to the Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital at Graz, Austria, for a month-long training programme According to Dr Abrol, this will provide him with an excellent opportunity to interact and train with Prof Stammberger, an expert in the field.

Minister’s order ‘not implemented’
Chandigarh, May 25
The PGI Employees Union in a letter to the Union Health Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, today alleged that the PGI administration has not implemented his order on the reinstatement of the dismissed union leader, Mr Ashwini Munjal.



MC planning purchase of road-sweeping machine
SAS Nagar, May 25
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council is contemplating purchase of a machine from a Samrala-based company to clean and sweep roads in the town. The machine, a tractor-trailer road vacuum sweeper, has recently been purchased by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Beant memorial: Admn exploring other uses of site
Chandigarh May 25
After the Punjab Government’s volte face on funding the Beant Singh memorial project, the Chandigarh Administration, if it does not gets funds, will explore other alternative ways for the optimum use of the space and the building, well placed sources said.

No action against defaulters
SAS Nagar, May 25
Even as the SAS Nagar Municipal Council has decided to penalise those defacing public property, no action has been taken against the defaulters so far. The civic body at its last meeting held on April 23 had decided to penalise the offenders under the relevant sections of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911.Top 


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