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Premier UT clubs owe Rs 10.75 cr to Admn
Chandigarh, June 30
It is like wining, dining and then not paying for it. The Chandigarh Administration now appears keen to set things right. A notice has been sent to the Chandigarh Club, seeking Rs 1.75 crore as arrears of lease money.

Balayogi for more House sittings
Chandigarh, June 30
Advocating strong and exemplary action against the MPs resorting to persistent obstruction of proceedings, the Lok Sabha Speaker, Mr G.M.C. Balayogi, today urged the media to play an “enabling role to encourage positive conduct on the part of the legislators.”

Mr G.M.C. Balayogi, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, at a press conference in the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday.

Mr G.M.C. Balayogi, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, at a press conference in the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph



Admission-seekers throng colleges
Chandigarh, June 30
With the Punjab School Education Board declaring its 10+2 results, barely two days before the admission work is scheduled to start in city colleges the colleges saw a fresh spurt of rush at their application form sale counters.

Heat’s out, rains are in and he is ‘bubbling’ with joy.
Heat’s out, rains are in and he is ‘bubbling’ with joy. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

Chohan’s arrest demanded
Chandigarh, June 30
Activists of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, led by its local president, Mr Pardeep Chhabra, today held a demonstration, demanding the arrest of top “Khalistan” ideologue Jagjit Singh Chohan.

No-sweat June this year
Chandigarh, June 30
City residents have perhaps, never experienced such a cool summer for the past atleast nine years. The month of June this year, besides being the coolest since 1993, has also been one with maximum rainfall.

Punjabi artistes bemoan govt apathy
Chandigarh, June 30
No policy has so far been formulated by the Punjab Government for the welfare of artistes. Instead of boosting their morale, Punjabi artistes have continuously been demoralised by political leaders for long.


A heartening change
yar Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’ (Batra) is an average situational comedy showing normal lifestyle of the Indian middle class society ‘ full of tensions relating to every aspect of survival.’ Simplicity of the plot is a heartening change from the normal hot trails of pot broilers and ‘in- vogue family dramas’, but the film lacks an artistic grip to sustain continuous attention of the audience.


Focus debate on ‘development’
Chandigarh, June 30
While delivering his keynote address at a symposium on “Indian Legislatures — Vision for 21st Century” in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, Mr G.M.C. Balayogi, urged the legislators to rise above narrow considerations and cultivate broader outlook to transform the legislature as a forum to debate issues of development of the society, the economy, the polity with a wider vision.

Senior citizens seek higher interest rates
Panchkula, June 30
The lowering of interest rates in the Budget presented in February was criticised by the Senior Citizens’ Federation, North Zone, in a letter to the Union Finance Minister.
Claiming that great damage had come to senior citizens on account of reduction of interest rates on small savings like national savings certificates, kisan vikas patras, monthly interest savings and PPF from 13 to 9.5 per cent.

Front condemns Chohan’s return
Ludhiana, June 30
The state chief of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr Jagmeet Singh Bawa, and the General Secretary of the body, Mr Yogesh Dewan, have reacted strongly to the return of Khalistan ideologue Jagjit Singh Chohan to India.

Focus on immigration issues
Chandigarh, June 30
The 55th annual conference on immigration law was held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from June 20 to 24. The largest annual conference organised by the American Immigration Lawyers Association was attended by more than 3,300 American immigration lawyers and about 100 lawyers from foreign jurisdictions, including Canada, Australia, EEC member states and select South Asia countries.

BSP to hold dharna in front of Parliament
Chandigarh, June 30
BSP supremo Kanshi Ram addresses party workers on the last day of their dharna in Chandigarh on Saturday.The Bahujan Samaj Party will hold a dharna in front of Parliament in New Delhi on July 23 to pressurise the government to end bonded labour in Punjab, announced the BSP supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, while addressing a rally at Matka Chowk here on the last day of the dharna today.

BSP supremo Kanshi Ram addresses party workers on the last day of their dharna in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Devoted to simplicity
Two rivers run through Hollywood. One has the turbulence of mediocrity. In the other silently moves all that is sublime and sensible about the world of make-believe. “Finding Forrester” (Kiran) is part of this flow of sensitivity.

Star who retains  middle-class values
Nethra Raghuraman at the National Institute of Fashion Design in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, June 30
Supermodel Nethra Raghuraman may have made it big in the glamour industry, but when it comes to real life she has retained all the values and morality of a middle-class small-town girl. One cannot but get drawn to her effervescent charm as Nethra talks about her modeling career — the good times and the fiascos.

Nethra Raghuraman at the National Institute of Fashion Design in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Song & music to your taste
DJs have stormed the city scene but when it comes to having a quite evening with soft music, nothing beats a live band of musicians, ready to perform at your request. They lend their voices to express your feelings, themselves remaining in the background all the time.

The day Emergency was imposed
Chandigarh, June 30
Sitting in the study of her Sector 15 house, former Head of the English Department, Dr Pushpinder Syal, flips through the worn-out pages of a scrapbook, thinking of the day the Emergency was announced over the radio.

Selling tea on pavements
There are hundreds of roadside tea-sellers in the city. They are mainly migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. But these cha-walas have so adjusted themselves to the local culture that it is difficult to tell them from the local community. Conducting business on the roadside has so exposed them to the local milieu that they speak the Punjabi language as if they were born and brought up in Punjab.

‘Bofors gun has proved its worth’
Chandigarh, June 30
The falling agricultural and industrial production, growing unemployment and all pervasive corruption in the State Administration were criticised by senior leaders of the Punja Pradesh Congress Committee at a state-level convention of ex-servicemen held at Punjab Congress Bhavan here today.

Shivalikview not to be privatised
Chandigarh, June 30
The idea to privatise Shivalikview Hotel in Sector 17 has been dropped for all practical purposes, well-placed sources said.
On the other hand, CITCO is going in for renovation of the hotel which has earned a profit of about Rs 1.40 crore in the past financial year. 

Taking care of your car-II
N yesterday’s article you read about car and how you can relate different areas of your car to different things. Today I will tell you how to take care of your car. The centre of the car being related to health should always be kept clean. Managing a “Mayan ball” from reel ribbon on the reversing mirror will protect the vehicle from accidents, car thefts and any general negative energy. 

Screening of vulgar movie alleged
Chandigarh, June 30
Mr Vijay Pal Singh “Dimpy”, a former general secretary of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, today alleged that Mr Santosh was showing a vulgar English movie on cable in Sector 40. He claimed that he immediately went to the residences of the Inspector-General of Police, SSP and DSP, South, of Chandigarh. He claimed that he also spoke to the SHO of the Sector 39 police station, who deputed a police party led by a sub inspector.

Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, June 30
Mr Mool Chand, Rotary Shift-in-Charge of The Tribune Trust Publications retired today after putting in 32 years of service. He joined the institution on December 1, 1969.

Uniformity sought in disability relief
Chandigarh, June 30
The All India Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association alleged today that disabled personnel of three forces had been discriminated against vis-a-vis commissioned and non-commissioned officers.


Scooterist hits 10-year-old boy
Chandigarh, June 30
A 10-year-old boy Neeraj was seriously injured when he was hit by a scooter near kerosene oil pump in Sector 45 here yesterday. The boy was admitted to the Government College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Siau murder accused remanded
Kharar, June 30
Mrs Harinder Sidhu, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded two accused — Swarn Singh and Surmukh Singh — in police custody till July 1 who were arrested by the Sohana police in the Siau murder case.


Computer centre inaugurated
Chandigarh, June 30
A NICT-run computer centre was inaugurated by Lion K.K. Sawhney, past multiple council chairman, in the premises of the Vocational Training Centre, Sector 30, here today. The Lions Club Chandigarh Greater which celebrated its Charter Nite here today is all for providing free computer education to the physically handicapped, identified by the club along with the regular students.

Beopar Mandal poll today
Chandigarh, June 30
A keen contest is on the cards for the post of president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal(CBM), elections to which are scheduled to be held here tomorrow. With both the candidates — Mr Charanjiv Singh and Mr Jagdish Arora — claiming majority support, the contest is seen as toughest-ever. There are 135 eligible members of the CBM and one member is reported to be out of the country.


Fewer foreign students in PU
The number of foreign students in Panjab University has been on the decline over the past few years.
The university and colleges in the city used to attract a significant number of foreign students and it was common to see these students in the university market, moving around in groups.

Strong messages from enthusiastic tender hearts
Chandigarh, June 30
The tiny tots in colourful attires joined hands together to form a “Guldasta” which was the opening act of the concluding ceremony of the month-long workshop organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra under the guidance of eminent playwright Gursharan Singh. Four plays “Guldasta”, “Laalji”, “Patey Khan- Nadu Khan” and “Samaaj” were staged on this occasion by children aged between three years to 17 years at the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here today.

PU admission date extended to July 2
Chandigarh, June 30
Panjab University has extended the last date of acceptance of admission forms till July 2, official sources said here today.
The earlier last date of submission of forms was June 28. There were complaints from a section of students that they were not able to submit the forms because they did not get the detailed marks cards.

PU admission interview dates
Chandigarh, June 30
To cause minimal discomfort to students applying for seats in different teaching departments, Panjab University has fixed different dates for interviews between July 2 and July 14 this session.

LL.B results out
Chandigarh, June 30
Panjab University has declared the results of the LLB (professional) three year course, LLM, Master of Commerce and Master of Mass Communication examination conducted on June 9.

Prof Mann is Head of Physical Education Dept
Chandigarh, June 30
Prof Nasib Singh Mann has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Physical Education at Panjab University. Professor Mann will be the Chairman of the department for a period of three years, an official press note said here today.

6,000 students submit forms
Chandigarh, June 30
About 6,000 students have submitted their admission forms to get admission in various Government Senior Secondary schools on the last day of submission of forms here today.

Ashok Bhandari PU officiating Exams Controller
Chandigarh, June 30
In an important decision, Mr Ashok Raj Bhandari was today appointed officiating Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, by the Vice-Chancellor.
Mr Bhandari, currently the Joint Controller of Examinations, is expected to take up his new assignment on July 2.


Subba Rao for national judicial commission
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Mr D.V. Subba Rao, is all for a national judicial commission.
The Jodhpur meeting of the Council approved the setting up of the commission to deal with the appointment of upper judiciary i.e. judges of high courts and the apex court. Even the recent meeting of the Council held at Shimla, too, endorsed the need for the commission.



200 donate blood for thalassaemics
Chandigarh, June 30
Rain failed to dampen the spirits of voluntary donors as they turned in large numbers at the 5th blood donation camp, organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association in Lecture Theatre-I, PGI today. More than 200 donors donated blood much to the surprise of the team of blood transfusion department of PGI.

Move on TB hospital opposed
Chandigarh, June 30
Residents of Sectors 24, 23, 25, 14, 15 and nearby areas have expressed resentment over the government proposal to set up a TB hospital in the premises of the Sector 24 ayurvedic dispensary.


Wrangle mars badminton camp
Chandigarh, June 30
In the past week, the Indian schools badminton team was chosen and a children’s awareness programme in gymnastics was initiated at the DAV College coaching centre. A skating festival was also held at the Skating Rink in Sector 10 followed by an innovative tennis programme for children at the Tennis Stadium in Sector 10.

Tennis meet results
Mandeep Yadav had a tough fight in beating Sidharth Singh at 5-4 (7-3) on the second day of the under-12 tennis tournament as part of the Future Kids programme here at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. Mandeep in another tie outplayed Gurmohit 5-1.


Hold draw for left-out mechanics: federation
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chandigarh Auto Mechanics Federation today hailed the Chandigarh Administration for holding the draw of lots for the allotment of booths to mechanics, on June 15 although the procedure adopted by the UT Estate Office was faulty.

UT urged to review decision
Kharar, June 30
Petroleum dealers of Ropar district today urged the Chandigarh Administration to review its decision to decrease the price of petroleum products in Chandigarh.


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