Tuesday, July 3, 2001,
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Toppers first on first day of admissions

Chandigarh, July 2
The admission process began in local colleges and Panjab University today. However, whereas, there was a huge rush of aspirants in the colleges, the university campus was dull on the first day. All colleges admitted fresh students to first-year BA and B.Sc courses.

Students jostle with each other to pay the admission fee in Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday, on the first day of admissions.
Students jostle with each other to pay the admission fee in Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday, on the first day of admissions. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Glaring errors by computers in result preparations
SAS Nagar, July 2
Not doubting the efforts of the Punjab School Education Board authorities to streamline the process of preparation of the results, physical checking of computerised result sheets of the matric class examination by the board employees has pointed towards a glaring error in lifting of awards of candidates by the computers of a Delhi-based private firm.



No trace of Ahmedabad jeweller
Chandigarh, July 2
An Ahmedabad-based jeweller, who had come here with 8 kg of gold worth Rs 25 lakh, three days ago, is missing alongwith the gold.

5 cr for double-laning of Dakshin Marg
Chandigarh, July 2
The Union Ministry of Surface Transport has sanctioned a sum of Rs 5 crore for the double-laning of a stretch of road — the outer Dakshin Marg — dividing sectors 43 and 52 till sectors 39 and 56 where the road joins Punjab.

It is school time now
Chandigarh, July 2
Braving the scorching heat and the humid climate, students returned to school after a month-long summer vacations here today. All the government schools along with some private schools reopened here today. Tiny tots and seniors alike were witnessed rushing to schools all over the city. 

School time again: Students in a jubilant mood on joining the school after a month-long summer break in Chandigarh on Monday.
School time again: Students in a jubilant mood on joining the school after a month-long summer break in Chandigarh on Monday.



President’s rule favoured in Tamil Nadu
Chandigarh July 2
Residents of the city have demanded Presidents’ rule in Tamil Nadu while reacting sharply to developments in Tamil Nadu where former Chief Minister of the state Mr M. Karunanidhi and Union Ministers Murasoli Maran and T.R. Baalu were arrested in an unlawful and inhuman manner.

Govt-run NIIFT lacks own building
SAS Nagar, July 2
The Punjab Government-run Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology here, which was established in 1995, still does not have its own building and is being run in rented accommodation in the industrial area adversely affecting its functioning.

Parking blues in Sector 9
The seat of the Union Territory Administration — Sector 9 — is plagued by parking problems. This sector, which houses several public dealing offices such as the UT Secretariat, the UT Police Headquarters, the Chandigarh Housing Board, the Punjab Police Headquarters, the Punjab Mini Secretariat and Kendriya Sadan which houses several Central Government offices, faces several problems.
A scene of parking hazard in Sector 9-D, Chandigarh.
A scene of parking hazard in Sector 9-D, Chandigarh.

DC to investigate club payment cases
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chandigarh Administration today asked the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, to investigate all matters reported in Chandigarh Tribune about pending payments by the Chandigarh Club and the Golf Club. 

Curb female foeticide: Jacob
Chandigarh, July 2
The Punjab Governor and the Chandigarh Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for launching a concerted campaign against the heinous practice of female foeticide which is disturbing the demographic ratio in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Mystery shrouds death of Nepali worker
Chandigarh, July 2
Mystery shrouds the death of a 35- year-old Nepali farm hand at a farm in Kishangarh village on June 28. Even as the police claims that the man died as a result of an epilepsy attack, it is alleged that he died of electrocution, while trying to draw power through a kundi connection.

The mummy ‘returns’
Chandigarh, July 2
A case report on ‘Natural Mummy’ prepared by senior doctors of the PGI has revealed interesting facts about the preservation of a corpse. The study is based on investigations by a team comprising a senior pathologist, a radiologist and two anatomists who examined the mummified body of a man who had died here. 

Pensioners of power board meet
Panchkula, July 2
The annual general meeting of the Haryana State Electricity Board Pensioners Welfare Association of the four power utilities of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, Haryana Power Generation Corporation, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigan, previously comprising the Haryana State Electricity Board was held here today.

Create solid foundations
he Feng Shui of your floor relates to the foundation of your life. This principle has important Feng Shui connotations. There are some ground rules on carpets that can be incorporated to have proper décor. 

Forest Dept sets target of planting 1.11 lakh saplings
Chandigarh, July 2
The Forest Department has set itself a target of planting 1.11 lakh saplings during the year 2001-2001, claimed Mr Ishwar Singh, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Director, Environment, Chandigarh, in a press release here today.

The agony of climbing stairsThe agony of climbing stairs
Panchkula, July 2
Its absence in the district secretariat goes almost unnoticed. Unnoticed only till a handicapped is spotted struggling to climb the staircase, each step a new battle to be won. Then there is the public watching his agony as he pushes ahead to come out on top amidst staring eyes and an indifferent public around.

Firing victim succumbs to injuries
Panchkula, July 2
Mr Amar Singh, who sustained serious bullet injuries in a firing incident in Bharelie village near Barwala today succumbed to his injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh. He along with Gurdev Singh and Nirmala Devi was admitted to the PGI with serious bullet injuries on their faces and upper parts of the bodies.

Aid promised for old sarovar
Kharar, July 2
The Punjab Government would give a sufficient financial aid for the reconstruction, development and preservation of various religious and historical buildings in the state, said Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Punjab, at a gathering here today, after inaugurating the construction work of a community hall.



Labourer crushed to death
Dera Bassi, July 2
An 18-year-old Bihari labourer was crushed to death by a multi-excel vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near Stavgarh village, late last night. According to sources, deceased Ranjan Kumar Mandal was returning home along with four other labourers when the vehicle (HR-46-7310) knocked him down. His friends jumped into a ditch along the road and saved their lives, while Ranjan lost his life on the spot.

3 cases of theft
Chandigarh, July 2
Three cases of theft, including two cases of vehicle theft, have been reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. A Kinetic Honda ( CH-01Z-3662) was stolen from the Sector 15 residence of Amarjit Walia yesterday. A Yamaha motor cycle (AP-10K-8108) was stolen from 3 BRD Station on June 30.


Traders’ ask UT to withdraw ban
Chandigarh, July 2
The Traders Association of Sector 7-C today served a 15-day ultimatum on the Chandigarh Administration to withdraw the ban on the entry of trucks on the Madhya Marg.



Seminar on globalisation
Chandigarh, July 2
The Council for Social Action and Intellectual Development today organised a seminar at the seminar hall of the Department of Sociology, Panjab University. Dr Mehar Singh Manick, President of the COSAD, presented a paper on the issue of “globalisation: changing scenario and emerging issues”.

Principals express solidarity with PCCTU
Chandigarh July 2
In a statement to the Press, Principal P.S. Sodhi, Janta College, Samana and Principal P.S. Sangha, SGGS College, Chandigarh, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Federation of Associations of Principals of Non-Government affiliated College of Punjab and Chandigarh expressed their solidarity with the movement of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union launched for the implementation of the already accepted demands.

Irregularities in checking of paper alleged
Chandigarh, July 2
The All-India Sikh Student’s Federation (B), Chandigarh unit, has taken a serious view of the alleged irregularities in checking papers of MA Punjabi at Panjab University. 

Panjab University results declared
Chandigarh, July 2
The results of the following examinations held by Panjab University were declared here today: MA French part I and II, MA Music (Tabla) part I and II, MA Persian Part I, BSc Honurs School Physics III year, MSc Botany I year, MA Gandhian Studies part II, MA Geography part II.

PU admission schedule
Chandigarh, July 2
The interview for admission to MSc(PC) first year in mathematics of Panjab University will be held on July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Department of Mathematics. Only those who have qualified the CET entrance test can appear for the interview.

School-level computer courses
Chandigarh, July 2
The UT Administration issued a Letter of Intent to Compu Com Software Limited for conducting school-level computer courses for classes VI to XII in government schools of the city at the rate of Rs 72 per student per month here today.


Court Martial proceedings against Col quashed
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chief Justice, Mr A.B. Sahariya, and Mr Justice V.K. Bali of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while allowing the L.P.A. filed by Mr Rabinder Singh Deol, a Selection Grade Colonel in the Indian Army, against the Judgement of the Single Judge, today, quashed the General Court Marshal proceedings against him held between June 24, 1987, and October 1, 1987, and the finding and sentence of the General Court Marshal vide which he was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year coupled with cashiering from service.

Four new Judges sworn in
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Arun B. Saharya, today administered the oath of office and secrecy to four newly appointed judges of the High Court at a simple ceremony held at the High Court premises.

Bhatnagar case
Contradictory ACRs by same CO
Chandigarh, July 2
An officer who demonstrated loyalty, sought responsible roles willingly and performed assigned tasks with dedication and an officer who has shown cowardice in the face of the enemy are two contradictory pictures. Both these reports, however, are of one Army officer, written by the same superior officer, that too, within a span of just a few months.



Little work in Cath Lab
Chandigarh, July 2
The Cath Lab of the PGI Cardiology Department has almost stopped functioning after the search operation conducted by the CBI. Sources said that a large number of patients scheduled for intervention procedures at this one and the only Cath Lab of the PGI are unable to get appointments for their turn.



Sunaina MehanPanchkula girl to play county cricket
Chandigarh, July 2
Sunaina Mehan, a cricketer of Panchkula, has been picked by the Air-India for its month-long tour of the UK for playing county cricket matches, beginning July 3. Sunaina had earlier attended a camp at Delhi from June 22 to 30 in preparation for this tour. A product of the Haryana Sports Department, lanky Sunaina (24) had earlier plunged into basketball but later shifted to cricket at the insistance of her coach. 

City powerlifters shine
Chandigarh, July 2
The sub-junior powerlifters, representing the Chandigarh Powerlifting Association, gave excellent performance at the just-concluded second sub-junior national powerlifting championship at Lucknow. They bagged fourth position by winning three silver and two bronze medals in the meet.


New FS takes over today
Chandigarh, July 2
The new Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Mr Karan Avtar Singh, is expected to be handed over charge of all departments, excepting two, handled his predecessor, Mr Rakesh Singh.

Meeting on drugs smuggling
Chandigarh, July 3
A high-level meeting between the district police heads of the city, Panchkula, Mohali and the Director of the Narcotics Bureau was held here today in order to discuss the increasing menace of narcotic smuggling.

Nand Lal is new Punjab AG (Audit)
Chandigarh, July 2
Mr Nand Lal, an Indian Accounts and Audit Services cadre officer, has been appointed Accountant-General (Audit), Punjab. He has relieved Mr Ashwani Attri, Accountant-General, Haryana, of the additional charge.

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