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3 per cent quota for the disabled in educational institutions
Chandigarh, March 22
In a major decision the Chandigarh Administration has decided to reserve 3 per cent of all seats for the disabled students in all educational institutions, including engineering colleges, medical colleges and polytechnics and I.T.I.s, from this academic session.

Special chance for compartment cases
Chandigarh, March 22
Panjab University is all set to give a one-time chance to enable students who have exhausted all admissible chances to clear papers in which they got compartment.

MC officials oppose move on villages
SAS Nagar, March 22
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council is finding itself in a piquant situation. Already facing a financial crisis after the abolition of octroi, the SAS Nagar Municipal Council has been asked by the Local Government Department to include Balongi and Ballomajra nagar panchayats within its limits.

Melody and grace
Chandigarh, March 22
Musical offerings from artistes filled the performance space of Tagore Theatre with divine vibrations. Commanding the attention of an august gathering, made more august by the presence of sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, were Kuchupudi danseuse, Kaushalya Reddy and the torch-bearer of Mewati gharana, vocalist Sanjay Abhyankar.

Kaushalya Reddy; and (right) Sanjeev Abhyankar perform at the 32nd Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. Kaushalya Reddy; and (right) Sanjeev Abhyankar perform at the 32nd Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday.


NRI’s body found hanging in in-laws’ house
SAS Nagar, March 22
Body of a 28 year old NRI was found hanging in the house of his in-laws under mysterious circumstances in Phase 2 here today. The police, however, believes it to be a case of suicide.

Man found murdered in Sec 36 house
Chandigarh, March 22
A 26-year-old man was found murdered in his Sector 36 house this morning. The deceased has been identified as Jagjot Singh, a marketing executive working in a cargo company in Mumbai. The body, found lying face down on the bed, is stated to be 2-3 days old.

11 injured as bus overturns
Kharar, March 22
Eleven persons were injured, some of them seriously, when a Punjab Roadways bus overturned near Mamupur village on the Kharar-Morinda road this evening.


Osho’s song and dance

Divya Goswami presents Kathak at the three-day meditation camp organised by Osho Naman Dhyan Kendra to mark the enlightenment day of Osho Rajnesh at Indira Holiday Home auditorium in Chandigarh on Friday; and (right) devotees perform the white robe meditation. Earlier Swami Vairagya Amrit introduced the concept of the camp.

Jaitley to discuss POTO today
Chandigarh, March 22
The Union Law Minister, Mr Aurn Jaitley, will provide tomorrow the local BJP workers with inputs to preempt the Opposition with regards to the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance ahead of the joint session of Parliament.

Canada reduces points for immigration
Chandigarh, March 22
The standing Senate Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, Canada, today recommended the lowering of pass points for immigration to Canada at 70.

Kebabs that tantalise palate
An outing to the Sukhna Lake is always enjoyable. Even if you go there daily. The calm, cool waters seem to dissipate all your woes. And if you are happy and in a sociable mood, just watch the other visitors pass by and see your spirits soar further.

Film crew hurt in accident
Dera Bassi, March 22
Nine artists of the forthcoming Punjabi film, ‘Jee Aaya Noon’ were injured, one of them seriously, when the bus in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway near here this afternoon.

Pre-paid parking tokens sought
Chandigarh, March 22
The Anti-Paid Parking Joint Action Front here today suggested issuing pre-paid parking tokens and withdrawing paid parking.

Beware of burning leaves
The ban on burning leaves goes up in smoke on the road to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, March 22
The practice of piling up dry leaves on the roadside and setting them on fire by the Municipal Corporation staff continues despite ban. The bonnet of Maruti car (No CHO-I -H 6714) owned by Mr S.N. Kalia, former Deputy Secretary of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, caught fire from the burning leaves today.

POLLUTION, A BURNING ISSUE: The ban on burning leaves goes up in smoke on the road to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Karam Singh

This sugarcane stands 22 feet tall
Panchkula, March 22
Mr Raj Kumar, a resident of Rattpur village in Pinjore, claims to have created a new record in the field of agriculture by growing a 22-feet tall sugarcane.Anjali Singh

Women ahead of men
omen have to strive hard in order to be the first among equals. The days of women subjugation are gone , they are now marching ahead of men in almost all spheres.



Company management booked
SAS Nagar, March 22
The police has registered a case against the management of Ajay Electricals for not depositing the GPF of the employees from December 1997 to November 1999 amounting to around Rs 2.94 crore.


Handicrafts by women
Chandigarh, March 22
Handicraft items are on display at the three-day exhibition by women entrepreneurs which opened at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23 today. Being put up with the support of The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Canara Bank, Sector 34, the exhibition is all about the bank’s effort to strike a workable balance between business and vocation.

Women entrepreneurs display their creations at an exhibition of handicrafts organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Canara Bank, at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph



Panjab Varsity’s deans elected
Chandigarh, March 22
As a prelude to the senate meeting of Panjab University on March 24, elections of dean to various faculties were carried out here today. Today’s schedule for elections included faculties of Arts, Science, Languages, Commerce, Law and Dairy and Animal Husbandry.

Roll numbers despatched
Chandigarh, March 22
Roll number cards of all eligible candidates of Panjab University appearing for B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.B.A./ B.C.A.-I, II, II, M.A./M.Sc.-I & II, B.Ed./M.Ed. and O.T./M.I.L. annual examination, commencing on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, (including English (compulsory) and compartment starting on Monday, April 1, 2002), have been despatched, a spokesperson of the university said tonight.

A show of ad campaigns
Chandigarh, March 22
Creativity is the hallmark of ensembles created by final year students of BFA Applied Arts course at Government College of Art, Sector 10. On display are advertisement campaigns by 14 students, who have laboured through 16 weeks to structure a wonderful show titled Kala Sanchar.

403 students awarded degrees
Students of Government College, Sector 11, at their annual convocation on Friday.Chandigarh, March 22
As many as 403 students of Government College, Sector 11, were awarded degrees at the annual convocation held here today. Mr Chandra Mohan, Chairman, Twentyfirst Century Battery Ltd., Mohali, delivered the convocation address while Dr S.N. Singla, Principal, highlighted the achievements of the college in its last session.

Students of Government College, Sector 11, at their annual convocation on Friday. — Tribune photo

Prof I.M. GovilC.V. Raman Award for PU don
Chandigarh, March 22
Prof I.M. Govil of Panjab University has been awarded the prestigious Sir C.V. Raman Award for research in physics. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a citation.

GC students awarded prizes
SAS Nagar, March 22
The 18th annual prize distribution function of Government College, Phase 6, was held on the college premises here today. Mr G.S. Narang, Commissioner, Custom and Central Excise, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

Convert school site into park: residents
Chandigarh, March 22
A deputation of the Welfare Association of Sector 47-D today presented a representation seeking the conversion of primary school site into a park. Giving details, they mentioned that there were six schools in Sector 47 but there was no park in the sector.


Contract lecturers allowed to carry on
Chandigarh, March 22
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today directed that the lecturers appointed on a contract basis up to March 31 in the state of Punjab be allowed to continue in service till candidates selected through the Punjab Public Service Commission were appointed.

  • 4 acquitted in murder case
  • Show-cause notice to advocate
  • Convene meeting to stop illegal plying
  • Student allowed to join internship

Status quo on Vivek School recognition
Chandigarh, March 22
Mr Justice V.K. Bali of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the recognition granted to Vivek High School, Sector 38, will be deemed to continue till further orders.



PGI private patients to pay 2 times more
Chandigarh, March 22
Patients admitted to the private wards in the PGI will be paying double the treatment and investigation charges as compared to the patients in the PGI ‘s general wards. Other than this major change, the rest of the hike in the PGI treatment rates and investigation costs has been increased by about 10 per cent only keeping the charges well within affordable limits for the general public.

Radiodiagnosis programme
Chandigarh, March 22
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging at the PGI is organising a two-day continuing medical education programme on spiral CT and colour doppler, under the auspices of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Punjab and Chandigarh branch, from March 23.

PGI Spring Fest a big hit
Chandigarh, March 22
The stage is set for the last two days of the PGI spring fest. With the dance competitions and modelling slated for tomorrow and the day after, the students are clearly looking forward to these events.



Dara Singh‘Maha-kushti’ on DD Sports
Chandigarh, March 22
The ‘Maha Kushti’, a show to promote wrestling and revive freestyle kushti in India, will be launched on Doordarshan Sports in mid-April and shooting for the same will commence from tomorrow at the Skating Rink in Sector 10.

  • UT cricket tourney

  • Hot weather tennis

DAV cricket academy to start in September
Chandigarh, March 22
The DAV College Cricket Academy will start functioning by September this year on the college premises in Sector 10. This was stated by Mr S. Marriya, principal of the college. Mr Marriya along with Mr Yograj Singh, former Test cricketer, said various facilities like multi-gym, Yoga and meditation centre, gymnastics training facility, one matting wicket and one cement wicket were already in place.


MC asked to propose draft voters’ list
Panchkula, March 22
The State Election Commission has today issued a notification to the administration for preparing the Municipal Electoral rolls. With this, the stage is set for the firstever elections to the Panchkula Municipal Council to be held by the end of June.

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