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Anxious admission-seekers await detailed marksheets
Chandigarh, June 29
Anxiety is writ large on faces of hundreds of students who await the detailed marks cards of the BA (final) examination for submission to departments in Panjab University where they are seeking admission to the postgraduate courses in the forthcoming session.

Swaran Singh and Surmukh Singh, alias Sethi, suspected to be the main accused in the murder of two kids of Siau village, were arrested by the SAS Nagar police on Friday.
Swaran Singh and Surmukh Singh, alias Sethi, suspected to be the main accused in the murder of two kids of Siau village, were arrested by the SAS Nagar police on Friday.

Siau murders: prime suspects held
SAS Nagar, June 29
After nine days of the gruesome murder of two kids of Siau village, the local police today claimed that it had solved the murder case with the arrest of two prime suspects — Swaran Singh (35) and Surmukh Singh, alias Sethi (17). The 17-year-old son of Nirmal Singh, also a suspect in the case, had not been mentioned in the First Information Report registered by the police.

Heavy nickel content in water at CM’s residence
Chandigarh, June 29
Tests of drinking water samples of Haryana Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh have set alarm bells ringing after reports that the water had nickel content 10 times more than permissible limits. Nickel is a carcinogen which can cause serious heart problems and respiratory infections like asthma and also weaken the immune system of the body.

85 Inspectors promoted ITOs
Rs 113 cr hike in IT collection in Chandigarh circle

Chandigarh, June 29
With the restructuring of the Income Tax Department, 85 Inspectors in the department’s north-western region were today promoted as Income Tax Officers.

Women shift to a shadier abode to get respite from the scorching sun. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan



Subscribers fume as ‘cable war’ hots up
Chandigarh, June 29
With the “cable war” for laying underground optical fibre cables hotting up in the city, hundreds of the telephone subscribers in different parts of the city are at the receiving end as their phones have been lying faulty for the past several days.

Continuing its anti-encroachment drive, a recovery van of the UT Administration lifts a truck from the Motor Market, Mani Majra, on Friday.
Continuing its anti-encroachment drive, a recovery van of the UT Administration lifts a truck from the Motor Market, Mani Majra, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Strike by Archaeology Dept staff
Panchkula, June 29
The employees of the state Archaeology Department went on a lightning strike at the Sector 5 office here today to protest against the dismissal of the Deputy Director, Mr DS Malik, and raised a demand for recovering the state treasures housed in the museum in Chandigarh.

Consumers can now install own power meters
Chandigarh, June 29
The electricity consumers in the city can now install their own electronic meters. This decision has been taken by the Chandigarh Administration following directions from the Central Government and keeping in view public convenience. In fact, the administration today approved certain brands of single-phase electronic power meters, which could be installed by the consumers.


UETU member picked up
Chandigarh, June 29
The city police again forcibly picked up another member of the UETT, Ms Binder Kaur, who was on fast into death for the past three days. A team of about 30 police personnel, including a woman constable, reached the spot on late night and picked up Ms Bindu, a resident of Bathinda. The members of the organisation alleged that the act was in complete violation of their fundamental rights and they would continue their agitation despite all odds.

A scene at Burail village that speaks volumes for unhygienic conditions prevailing there.
A scene at Burail village that speaks volumes for unhygienic conditions prevailing there. 
— Photo Pradeep Tiwari

Burail — Corbusier’s nightmare
Chandigarh, June 29
The planning of Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh seems to have gone haywire if one goes by the condition of the villages in and around the City Beautiful. The condition in Burail village speaks volumes about the apathy of the authorities concerned. Unhygienic conditions caused by filth and squalor cause untold misery. Lakhs of villagers are doomed to live a life of hell. The streets and roads are full of garbage.

Roundabout or death-trap?
Chandigarh, June 29
Residents of southern sectors, particularly those residing in Sectors 38, 39 and 41, are a harassed lot. Their repeated complaints about the step-motherly treatment being meted out to them by the Municipal Corporation as far as the maintenance of roads and roundabouts have fallen on deaf ears. .

Pitiable condition of roads
SAS Nagar, June 29
Claims of the Punjab Government to promote industry appear not to be in conformity with the functioning of the local Municipal Council if the poor condition of roads in Industrial Area, Phase 9, is to be believed.

Plan to beautify roadsides
Chandigarh, June 29
Mr Ishwar Singh, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Director, Environment, stated here today that selected species of plants would be planted under the overhead electric lines and telephone lines running parallel to roads in parks and greenbelts.

Exotic food, classy ambience
F you have an exotic taste or if you want to be posh, then Imperial Resorts is the place for you to visit. This new hospitality venture has come up on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway, next to the Nevedac Prosthetic Centre.

Date of document submission extended
Chandigarh, June 29
The committee which has been screening the claims and objections of the prospective allottees of the Sector 46 rehri market today extended the last date for submitting documentary evidence to July 2.

Taking care of your car-I
OUR car needs a lot of looking after. Every party of the car can be related to different areas. The source of the energy is the engine. This is equivalent to the months of Chi, which means that the bonnet relates to the career area. From here one can go to different parts of the car and relate. Thus after the bonnet comes the front right hand side. This area is for helpful people. The front left hand side is the knowledge are; the rear passenger right side is the children’s area.

JD (U) to launch campaign
Chandigarh, June 29
A meeting of the Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal (U), held here today decided to launch a campaign for chahmukhi vikas of the city.

3 power meters burnt down
Chandigarh, June 29
Three electric meters were burnt down when a fire broke out in SCO 372, Sector 44-D here today. The cause of the fire is said to be short-circuit. According to sources two fire engines were rushed to the spot which controlled the fire within 30 minutes.


Liquor worth 1 lakh seized
Chandigarh, June 29
The local police arrested two persons, including a city resident, and seized liquor worth Rs 1 lakh from their possession. The seized liquor was meant to be smuggled in Punjab.

Body found
SAS Nagar, June 29
The body of a 35-year-old man was found lying on the storm water gully under mysterious circumstances on a road diving Sectors 64 (Phase 10) and Sector 65 (Phase 11) here this morning. The face of the unidentified victim was badly mutilated with two stab wounds on the chin and broken front teeth.


Money transfer facility extended
Chandigarh, June 29
The International Money Transfer Services, introduced in posts offices of major cities earlier, has now bee extended to 27 more post offices in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Direct contest likely in CBM poll
Chandigarh, June 29
The election campaign for the election to president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal(CBM), scheduled to be held on July 1, has hotted up with the two candidates claiming support of different traders’ bodies. A rally was organised in Sector 37 in support of Mr Charanjiv Singh today. Members from markets of Sectors 37, 44D, 46, 38, 42, 32, 34, 35, 23 and 24 pledged support to him, according to a press note.


Vocational courses in health sector
Chandigarh, June 29
As part of the health and paramedical courses conducted by the UT Education Department, X-ray technician, healthcare and beauty culture and auxiliary nursing and midwifery under the vocational stream are important courses for classes XI and XII students.

Leadership programme for Principals ends
Chandigarh, June 29
In the advanced world, knowledge has emerged as a dominant source of economic growth. Thus, higher education is not a luxury but a necessity. Keeping this in view, the government should allocate liberal funds to institutions of higher education. Prof S.K. Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, HP University, said while delivering the valedictory address on the last day of the managerial leadership development programme for college principals held at SGGS College, Sector 26.

PU exam results
Chandigarh, June 29
The following results of the examinations held by the Panjab University were declared here today: MA political science II semester, MA political science IV semester, MA sociology II semester, BE chemical engg II semester, BE chemical engineering IV semester and BA/BSc general II year.

CDS results declared
Chandigarh, June 29
The results of the Central Defence Services Examination-II 2000, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, and the subsequent interview conducted by the Services Selection Boards have been declared.

‘Literature and politics vital for ideal state’
Panchkula, June 29
Arriving at the unanimous conclusion that a blend of literature and politics would give rise to an ideal state, the speakers at the seminar on “Literature and Politics, Litterateur and Politician” agreed that both aimed at social welfare.

NCC camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 29
A 10-day-long National Integration Camp for NCC girls concluded here today. About 480 cadets from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala attended the camp.

Summer workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 29
Tiny tots of Little Angels School, Sector 43B, today had a big splash at the pool party which marked the conclusion of the month-long summer workshop organised by the school.


ASJ’s explanation sought
Chandigarh, June 29
Gurgaon’s Additional Sessions Judge V.P. Bishnoi was today asked by Mr Justice Normal Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to furnish his comments explaining the provisions of law under which the statement of a witness was recorded when the investigation was in progress.

  • Cop’s remand stayed
  • Demolition stayed
  • PSEB directed to serve notice

  Joya Biswas
Joya Biswas

An artiste with a mission
Chandigarh, June 29
An appealing blend of raaga and rhythm — one may think that is the best way to describe Joya Biswas, the sitarist. But once you meet this dynamic artiste up close, she is much more than the image she portrays as India’s first woman sitarist. She is a woman with a number of missions, including popularising Rabindra Sangeet among non-Bengalis and bringing back the younger generation to the mainstream classical music.


City to host carrom tournament
Chandigarh, June 29
Chandigarh has taken the initiative to host the carrom event of the 47th edition of the National School Games to be held later this year. The event will be organised by UT Education department. This was decided in the two-day annual general meeting of the School Games Federation of India which was held at Panjab Bhawan, Delhi, and concluded yesterday. 

City women secure silver medal
Chandigarh, June 29
Chandigarh women secured silver medal while men got third position in the just concluded 8th National Trampoline Championship at Aurangabad (Maharashtra). Mr D.S. Cheema Honorary Secretary of the Trampoline Federation of India disclosed here today that for the first time in this meet, junior boys and girls section event was also introduced and as many as 160 players, including 70 girls, took part in the meet.

  • Lions Club win

  • League matches


75 jhuggis demolished
Chandigarh, June 29
The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation today demolished around 75 temporary jhuggis in Mani Majra auto market area, adjoining the ‘nullah’ dividing Chandigarh and Panchkula, as these were on MC land.

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