Tuesday, May 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class X exam
Neha Anand, Ekta Jain top with 96 per cent marks
Chandigarh, May 28
Students of government model senior secondary schools of the city have done as well as those of private schools in the Class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the results of which were declared here today. Once again, girls have outshone boys in most schools.

NRI serves legal notice on bank
Chandigarh, May 28
Punjab and Sind Bank has been served with a legal notice by a Non-Resident Indian of France for failing to credit a bank draft worth £ 24100.86 in his account in London, even two months after the bank draft was issued here.

HC suggests three-slab system
Replacement of faulty water meters
Chandigarh, May 28
The controversy over the replacement of faulty water meters trudged towards a solution today, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court suggesting a three-slab system for enhancing the security and an increase in the rent or supervision charges for enabling the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to buy the meters without burdening the consumers.



5-month-long deadlock resolved at MC meeting
Chandigarh, May 28
The maiden presence of the local Member Parliament (MP), Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, had a sobering effect on the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh ( MCC), whose meetings in the recent past had not only been turbulent but also ended in fiascos. But today’s general house meeting was different. 

Rain lowers temperature


Death in PGI: police gets records
Chandigarh , May 28
With the records pertaining to the death of Mohinder Kaur, who died allegedly due to negligence on the part of PGI doctors, were handed over to the police, sources say that further action in this regard would be taken in accordance with law by the police, after going through the documents.

Better amenities, but problems too
Chandigarh, May 28
Sector 3, the smallest VIP sector of the city, houses the Chief Minister of Haryana, several ministers and eminent personalities from different walks of life. It lacks the hustle and bustle of the southern sectors.

Club gifts mobile dental van to Admn
Chandigarh, May 28
The Rotary Club of Chandigarh gifted a mobile dental van for slums and village children to the Chandigarh Administration here today. Former president of the club Mr R.K. Saboo presented the keys of the van to the Administrator of Chandigarh and Governor of Punjab Lt-Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob.

Admn to host dinner for ‘shramdanis’
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh Administration will host a dinner in the honour of regular “shramdanis” in the Nepli Forest Area on June 5 on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

Assault by police official alleged
Chandigarh, May 28
A youth has accused a senior police official posted in the Mani Majra police station of manhandling and assaulting him.

Admn for screening of labourers
SAS Nagar, May 28
To tackle the problems arising out of the migrant labour in the town, the local administration has recommended screening of the labourers coming to the town and issuing of work permits on an early basis.

Child consumes poisonous tablets, dies
Dera Bassi, May 28
A 4-year-old child died while his 3-year-old sister was fighting for life in the PGI after they were admitted to the PGI in Chandigarh yesterday.

Two cars impounded
SAS Nagar, May 28
The District Transport authorities today impounded two cars of driving schools in the town for not adhering to the rules and regulations stipulated under the Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

Property conversion rate

CTU bus falls into trench

Last bites
ccording to Feng Shui, it is considered very inauspicious to take the last piece of food at any meal. Picking the last piece, regularly at meals creates poverty energies and causes “the descendant’s luck” to be afflicted. It is also believed that picking up the last pieces creates obstacles for singles in search of a mate.


Gang of car thieves busted
SAS Nagar, May 28
A gang involved in theft of cars in the town and Chandigarh has been busted with the arrest of the alleged leader of the gang, Sandeep Kumar, by the local police in Industrial Area, Phase 7, here late last night . Two stolen cars have been recovered from him.

Cross case against owner, tenant
Chandigarh, May 28
The police has registered a cross case against the owner and the tenant of a house in Sector 37-B on charges of rioting, criminal intimidation, assault and theft.

Cash, jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, May 28
Gold and diamond jewellery and cash was stolen from the house in Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, at about 8: 30 p.m. last night.

Jewellery stolen


PU centre to be renamed after Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Chandigarh, May 28
As part of the bicentenary celebrations of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Panjab University has decided to prefix the name of the Maharaja with the university’s Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

PU guidelines on book issue
Chandigarh, May 28
A Panjab University student who loses a library book shall have to replace it with a latest edition of the book along with Rs 50 as charges of binding and 10 per cent additional price of the book as service charges.

60 primary teachers given prizes, certificates
Chandigarh, May 28
More than 60 government non-model primary school teachers were given away prizes and attendance certificates by the Director, Public Instructions (Colleges), UT, Ms Madhavi Kataria, at the valedictory function of the two 10-day workshops organised by the Regional Institute of English, Sector 32, here today.


Minors granted bail
Chandigarh, May 28
Finally a local court came to the rescue of two minor children of Bapu Dham, who were held by the city police in a case of theft. The children, Arshi and Dinesh, were granted bail on personal bail bond by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today.

Mongia is CJ of Guwahati HC
Chandigarh, May 28
Mr Justice R.S. Mongia of the Punjab and Haryana High Court is taking over as the Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court.


Versatile actress Aruna Irani at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Monday.

Aruna on AIDS awareness drive
Chandigarh, May 28
After doing a variety of roles on the silver screen in the past four decades, versatile actress Aruna Irani has decided to focus on HIV/AIDS awareness. Aruna, who was here on the occasion of the preview of song video on AIDS awareness,”Bachke rah sajjna,” told mediapersons at the Chandigarh Press Club that she planned to make serials to create awareness about the dreaded disease.

Versatile actress Aruna Irani at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan.

Bilal, Faisal cast musical spell
Chandigarh, May 28
Shoppers in Sector 17 were in for a lucky treat today as Bilal Masood and Faisal Kapadia of the Pakistani band ‘Strings’ gave an unplugged performance of three of their best songs at one of the showrooms there.

Theatre workshop begins
Chandigarh, May 28
A production-oriented theatre workshop organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra under the guidance of dramatist and director Gursharan Singh was inaugurated at the kendra office in Sector 35 here today.

Indo-Pak theatre workshop inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 28
Spreading brotherhood and harmony across the border is the aim of the joint Indo-Pak Theatre Workshop , organised by Futurekids Club, a venture of Besten Foundation, which was inaugurated by model-turned actor Jatin Grewal at Art Follio in sector 9 here today.


GMCH to have close circuit TVs
Chandigarh , May 28
In order to monitor the working of doctors, nurses and other paramedical personnel in the GMCH emergency, the hospital administration is planning to instal 12 close circuit televisions.


Nadia bags four gold medals
Chandigarh, May 28
Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, created history when this 12-year-old girl today won the women singles title in the first Ajit Karam Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament which concluded here today at the Sector 23 TT hall. In all she won four titles in the tournament. Nadia downed Rishu of Jalandhar in four games by 21-15, 21-18, 14-21 and 21-15, today.

  • Chess tourney

  • Summer cricket


Encroachments removed in Mauli Jagran
Chandigarh, May 28
In a major anti encroachment drive, the Roads division and enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today removed nearly 600 to 700 encroachments of various kinds such as platforms, concrete slabs, staircases, additional structures in the form of pucca rooms and toilets from the road berms in Vikas Nagar, pocket No: 4, Mauli Jagran. The area falls in the ward of the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal.

Cops’ recruitment
Panchkula, May 28
The Haryana armed police will conduct the recruitment test for male and female constables at all district headquarters on June 3.

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