Monday, July 2, 2001,
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Grace marks to make up for error
Chandigarh, July 1
Students of the local Punjab Engineering College have to make do with grace marks allotted by Panjab University for errors in the question papers that they received. A decision in this regard has been taken by the Board of Studies, according to reliable sources. At one of the meetings to discuss the civil engineering question paper, expected participants included Prof Baljit Kapoor, Dr Dhawan, Mr S.S. Virdi and Dr Kewal Singh among others.

Jagdish Arora is CBM chief
Chandigarh, July 1
Mr Jagdish Arora was elected president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal here today. Mr Arora, who polled 66 votes, defeated his rival candidate, Mr Charanjiv Singh, by a narrow margin of two votes. 
Mr Jagdish Arora with his supporters after being elected as president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Sunday.
Mr Jagdish Arora with his supporters after being elected as president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph



Property dealers may be allowed to operate from residential premises
SAS Nagar, July 1
On the pattern of allowing medical practitioners, lawyers, architects and chartered accountants to run consultancy services from residential premises, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is reported to have agreed to extend the permission to real estate agents in the town. The issue is likely to be taken at the next meeting of the Planning and Design Committee of the authority.

Short-staffed police proposes cut in VIP security
Chandigarh, July 1
The city police proposes to cut the security cover of various politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats to overcome the shortage of staff that was an all-time high in the recent “VIP season”. The issue will be taken up at a meeting of the Security Review Committee shortly.

Teaching in city colleges to begin by July 15
Chandigarh, July 1
If all goes well and as scheduled, the new session beginning in Panjab University and its affiliated colleges in the city this year will be the first in decades when the classes will start as early as the second week of July.

WITH the onset of monsoon there has been a wild growth of parthenium, commonly known as congress grass, in and around Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. It has become a major reason for the spread of allergies like parthenium dermatitis, asthma etc.
  • Sportswear show

  • Indi-pop star

  • Punjabi & Sanskrit

  • Mobbed by scribes

  • Woes of flat owners

  • An amicable doc


Special enclosure planned for pangolin
Dilemma over upkeep continues

Chhat Bir, July 1
The authorities of the Mahinder Chaudhary Zoological park here are in a fix over the upkeep and healthcare of the young female pangolin, a scaly ant-eater, which was sent by the Punjab wildlife authorities from Majitha to the Chhat Bir Zoo here two days ago.

A view of the broken road which links Industrial Area with the Chandigarh Railway Station.
A view of the broken road which links Industrial Area with the Chandigarh Railway Station. 
— A Tribune photograph

Alternative road to rly station in bad shape
Chandigarh, July 1
The roads in Industrial Area, Phase-I, particularly the road which serves as an alternative route to the city from the railway station is in such a terrible state that only patches of road can be seen amidst potholes and depressions.

Activating love and romance
The peony is China’s queen of flowers. 
It signifies beauty, romance and amorous feelings of youth. This flower comes in a variety of stunning colours. The red, pink and peach colours symbolise love. So, there colours are admired and valued by those who are in love and want their loved ones should hang a picture of peonies in their bedrooms.

AN-12 family meet
Chandigarh, July 1
They still miss the snowy peaks of the Siachen glacier. For them flying from Chandigarh to Leh and Thoise on their “war horse” AN-12, the most versatile and rugged transport aircraft, was an addiction.

‘Withdraw threat of flat cancellation’
Chandigarh, July 1
The fourth campaign meeting of the CHB Federation was held in the Modern Housing Complex here today. Addressing the meeting, Mr K.L. Aggarwal, convener of the Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, urged the Chandigarh Administration to withdraw the threat of mass cancellation of flats and demolition of additions and alterations after July 31.

Jagson’s flight for Kulu
Chandigarh, July 1
A private airline, Jagson, has decided to reintroduce Delhi-Chandigarh-Kulu-Delhi flight from July 9, Mr Suresh Bhambri, station manager of the airline, announced here yesterday. At present there is no flight between Chandigarh and Kulu.

‘Run for fun’ held
Chandigarh, July 1
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, flagged off the “Run for Fun”, organised by the Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services from its office here in Sector 22. More than 300 persons participated in the run to the Chandigarh Lake Club.

Body found
Chandigarh, July 1
The body of a 50-year-old man was found near a liquor shop in Pir Colony in Palsora late this evening. He was bleeding from the head.

Maharashtra Mandal begins vanamahotsava
Chandigarh, July 1
The Chandigarh chapter of the Maharashtra Mandal began vana-mahotsava here today at the Maharashtra Bhavan in Sector 19 by planting rare saplings.


Constable assaulted
Chandigarh, July 1
A constable of the city police was assaulted and threatened by Baldev Kumar, alias Ballo, late last night. According to an FIR registered under sections 332, 353 and 506 of the IPC, constable Jagroop Singh has alleged that Baldev Kumar assaulted and threatened him under the influence of liquor near the dispensary in Dadu Majra.

Residents allege nuisance
Chandigarh, July 1
A scuffle between workers of a dairy in Sector 44-D and employees of a liquor shop late last night has led to a lot of resentment among residents of the area. They are claiming that this is the second time in the past one year that employees of the liquor shop have created nuisance.


PCCTU begins stir with black badges
Chandigarh, July 1
At least 6000 college teachers of non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will start the academic session beginning tomorrow wearing black badges as part of a calibrated phased protest to seek implementation of gratuity and pension scheme.

Dharna by technical teachers
Chandigarh, July 1
Members of the Unemployment Technical Teachers Institutions, staged a dharna in front of the office of the DPI (Primary) here today. Members of the National Youth Federation also joined them.

Bid to avoid confusion on interview dates
Chandigarh, July 1
In order to avoid any confusion on clash of dates of interviews for the first-year bachelor of computer application, bachelor of commerce and bachelor of business administration courses in local colleges affiliated to Panjab University due to interviews scheduled for common dates on July 11, 12 and 13, it has been decided that the whole procedure will follow a planned schedule.

PU BSc (II) results out
Chandigarh, July 1
Panjab University has declared the results of the BSc II (general) examination conducted earlier this year, an official press release said here today.

PU MSc entrance test results
Chandigarh, July 1
Panjab University today declared the results of the entrance examination to the MSc (honours) and MSc (two-year course) conducted in June.


Lt-Gen JFR Jacob, Governor of Punjab, and Sepoy Joginder Singh with a hand-embroidered painting, which the latter donated to the Chandigarh Art Museum on Sunday. 

Paintings donated to museum
Chandigarh, July 1
Apprehensive of their being stolen or destroyed after his death, Sepoy Joginder Singh, a resident of SAS Nagar today presented two of his hand-embroided paintings to the Punjab Governor, Lieut-General JFR Jacob, who is also Administrator of Chandigarh, at the Punjab Raj Bhavan.

Dance competition on July 7
Chandigarh, July 1
The Citi Entertainment Network, Chandigarh, will organise Jhankar 2001, a dance competition, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on July 7 at 6 pm. This information was given by the director of the network in a press note here today.


A shot at checking drug abuse
Panchkula, July 1
The district drug inspector, in collaboration with the District Chemists’ Association, has planned a series of raids on chemists who make over-the-counter sales of Schedule H drugs in the district without prescriptions.

Life Line to extend service in GMCH
Chandigarh, July 1
Life Line, a social organisation of 13 volunteers, has helped 2,173 patients in the first year of its existence. Life Line, which celebrated its first anniversary today, was started in July 2000 with the aim to help unknown and unattended patients in the PGI emergency. It now plans to extend this facility in the GMCH, Sector 32.


Sisters bring laurels to city
Chandigarh, July 1
Sisters Neha Singh and Simer, brought laurels to the city when they clinched the girls under-16 and under-14 titles respectively in the AITA North Zone Ranking Tennis Tournament concluded last evening at Delhi.

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  • Office-bearers

  • Cricket tourney


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