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M. Sc (Environment Science) at PU 
Chandigarh, April 5
Panjab University has decided to start M. Sc (Environment Science) course from the forthcoming session. It will comprise four semesters. The course assumes greater significance in the context that Panjab University was the first in the country to introduce the subject at the under-graduate level following a direction by the Supreme Court.

IAF officer dismissed
Chandigarh, April 5
A general court martial (GCM) has dismissed an IAF officer from service for allegedly retaining government money with him and remaining absent from duty without leave, and has sentenced him to one month’s rigorous imprisonment.

Auction of parking lots proposed
Chandigarh, April 5
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) here today proposed the auction of parking lots in Sectors 17, 8 and 9 along with others on April 22, 24 and 26.

MCC reconsiders waste management project
Chandigarh, April 5
The Sanitation Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today decided to seek clarifications from Terrasafe Technologies Limited to reconsider the Rs 150-crore municipal waste management-cum-power project in the city.

Should it be Mohali, SAS Nagar or Ajitgarh?
SAS Nagar, April 5
It has been close to three decades ever since the Punjab government has been promoting its Mohali township on the western rim of Chandigarh as Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar in memory of the warrior son of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. But the township continues to be popularly known as Mohali.

  Models display dresses during an amateur design contest ‘Dunes-2000’ organised by the International Polytechnic for Women at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday.Ready-to-wear designs
Chandigarh, April 5
Professional and amateur models walked down the ramp displaying ready- to- wear designs created by the students of the International Polytechnic for Women at Tagore Theatre today. The occasion was the amateur design contest ‘Dunes 2002’ organised on the 18th annual function of the polytechnic.

Models display dresses during an amateur design contest ‘Dunes-2000’ organised by the International Polytechnic for Women at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph 


Unauthorised construction in Sector 38 (west), which was demolished by the Chandigarh Housing Board on Friday.
Unauthorised construction in Sector 38 (west), which was demolished by the Chandigarh Housing Board on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Seminar on tourism development
Chandigarh, April 5
The Tourism Department of the Chandigarh Administration, in tandem with CITCO, today organised an interactive seminar on ‘‘Integrated Tourism Development in Northern India’’. Apart from officials of the Tourism Departments of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, travel agents and tour operators also took part in the seminar.

Civic body fails to register pet dogs
SAS Nagar, April 5
The civic body in the town seems to be oblivious of the development next door. Officials of the civic body are least bothered to conduct a survey about the number of pet dogs in the township.

New Zealand promises jobs
Chandigarh, April 5
An increasing number of Indians are preferring education in New Zealand because of less formalities, speedier procedures , good living conditions and a large number of education and job opportunities being offered by the country, said Mr Alstair Mc Clymont from Auckland-based Monk and Mc Clymont Barristers and Solicitors, while addressing a press conference here yesterday.

Delivery boys asked not to cut corners
Chandigarh, April 5
The restaurant and fast food joint owners are being asked by the Chandigarh Police to ensure that the delivery boys do not violate the traffic rules.

Talking about Self
Chandigarh, April 5
To bridge the gap between the artists and the laymen, a get together of artists, art critics, art historians and art lovers was organised in Sector 8 here today.

11 jhuggis gutted
SAS Nagar, April 5
A fire broke out in a slum area in Bakmiki Colony near the Dara Studio in Phase VI here late this evening. Eleven jhuggis were gutted in the fire by the time the fire tenders from the local fire station reached the spot.

Cinema owners deny demand for hike
Chandigarh, April 5
The Chandigarh Cinema Exhibitors Association, while reacting to reports in a section of the media, said today that the association had not demanded any increase in price of cinema tickets. If such a step was taken it would lead to decline in occupancy in cinema houses, said a signed press statement by them.

Dr Chaudhry cremated
Chandigarh, April 5
The mortal remains of Dr Iqbal Nath Chaudhry, former Principal, Panjab University Evening college and Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor were consigned to the flames here today.



Girl consumes mosquito repellent mats
Chandigarh, April 5
An inmate of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Aditi, was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital in a serious condition after she reportedly consumed some mosquito repellent mats by mistake.

  • Injured

  • Arrested

  • Ear rings snatched

  • Girl abducted

  • Dowry cases registered

  • Car stolen


Chitrankan of life
Chandigarh, April 5
This is the world of their dreams — virgin, creative and vibrant. For the 15 students who have spilled colours all over the exhibition hall of the Government College of Art, Chitrankan is not just a formal platform which launches their talent every year. It is a fertile ground, where from ideas emerge afresh, grow better adapting and assimilating from existence and assume shapes that define society at large.

Clash in test schedules
SAS Nagar, April 5
Candidates appearing in the entrance test for Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture, being organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 19, 2002, have lamented that the JET test being organised by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training was also scheduled for May 19.

Hitesh DhimanHitesh Dhiman tops DAV schools
Chandigarh, April 5
Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7-B. School has given 100 per cent result in class VIII examinations. Hitesh Dhiman from the same school has topped all DAV schools in Chandigarh by securing 560 marks out of 600 marks.

Faridabad student tops quiz contest
Chandigarh, April 5
Thirtytwo science students of Chandigarh and Haryana today completed a two-day science popularisation and leadership development programme of the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), a premier scientific facility of the country, here.


Probe ordered into waterlogging scam
Chandigarh, April 5
Taking up a petition filed by Mr Ajit Inder Singh Moffar, MLA and another petitioner seeking a probe by an independent agency into the multi-crore waterlogging scam involving Irrigation Department officials, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the investigation into the matter would be conducted by a senior officer of the Vigilance Department within six month’s of receiving the order.

  • Notice in PGI Dean case
  • Start course for dental students
  • Stay on naming of administrators



A dangerous game
oing by the talent in the pipeline some new film makers are set to do something extraordinary for Bollywood in 2002 also. Before new-age film makers hit the road, it would be testing time for Sony TV's famous serial ''Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka'' fame Gujarati theatre director Vipul Amrutlal Shah to make his debut as director with Gaurang Doshi's ''Aankhen''. Based on his own famous Gujarati play ''Aandhalo Pato'', the thriller features Amitabh Bachchan in the role of an angry bank manager. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Sen and Bipasha Basu.


New gynae technique to check bleeding
Chandigarh, April 5
Following the successful use of a new non-invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroid—the most commonly occurring tumour in the female reproductive tract, by PGI’s Radiology Department, the same procedure called ‘embolisation’, has now been successfully tried in patients with post-partum haemorrhage, a post-delivery complication which can even lead to death.

Gyne conference at PGI
Chandigarh, April 5
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGI, Chandigarh is organising the annual conference of the Northern India Society of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of India (FOGSI) tomorrow.



86 boys appear for trials
Chandigarh, April 5
The trials for Shivalik sports academies in athletics, volleyball, hockey and basketball were held on the premises of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.

  • Team selected

  • Football trials

Cricket tourney

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