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PU move on seats for poor, bright students
Chandigarh, May 15
Panjab University is contemplating to reserve 10 per cent seats for meritorious students from economically weaker sections of society for various courses in the affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session(2002-2003).

More options for interiors
Changes in building bylaws
Chandigarh, May 15
As part of the on-going rationalisation of building bylaws, the Chandigarh Administration today gave more options in building houses, planning interior partitions in commercial areas. Besides this also allows shopkeepers more freedom. As a security measure residential houses have been allowed to increase the height of gate and gate pillars upto 5’-11” and to provide winders in stair cases without paying any composition fee.

Govt loses money due to delay in lottery results
Panchkula, May 15
The state government is allegedly losing lakhs of rupees each day through its dealers in Panchkula, allegedly because the results of each of the 12 draws, taken every 30 minutes, are being delayed by several minutes each day.



City’s achievers sparkle with success
Chandigarh, May 15
"In the house of God, labour is valued." Giving practical shape to this oft-quoted saying are seven young achievers from the city, who have made it right across to the zenith. Talk to them and you realise the worth of striving, seeking and not yielding to the pressure of mind and time.

Navraj Goyal Deepika Lohia Aarti Dewan Dr Manisha Ajay Malik Dinesh Arora Manisha Amit Saini

A young boy walks with his sister to fetch water in Panchkula which is in the grip of water scarcity. Temperature is daily hovering around 40ºC in the North.Heatwave claims 12 more lives
Chandigarh, May 15
The heatwave which swept the north west region for the 11th day today claimed 12 more lives (seven in Punjab, four in Haryana and one in Chandigarh) during the past two days, taking the toll to 18.

A young boy walks with his sister to fetch water in Panchkula which is in the grip of water scarcity. Temperature is daily hovering around 40ºC in the North. — Reuters photo

12 more special courts to hear CBI cases
Chandigarh, May 15
To ensure speedy disposal of cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), 12 more special courts have been set up across the country. Stating this here today, the official CBI spokesman, Mr S.M. Khan, said that more special courts to take up CBI cases were also being set up in all state capitals.

Sitting judge not favoured for probe panel
Chandigarh, May 15
The Vice-President of the Bar Council of India, Mr Adish.C. Aggarwala, today condemned the decision of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to request the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court to recommend the name of a sitting Judge to head the inquiry commission for looking into the allegations of “irregularities, illegalities, corruption and other misdeeds” of the previous government headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a gathering at a function organised by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana here today.

The newly elected Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Mr Adish C. Aggarwala (centre)
The newly elected Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Mr Adish C. Aggarwala (centre), Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, chairman, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana High Court (extreme left) and Mr B.S. Rathore, member of the Bar Council of India, discuss a point during the welcome function of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma


Non-govt employees sore over free parking
Chandigarh, May 15
Free parking for government employees — it is a “clear-cut” discrimination non-government employees in the city are protesting. And the reason for their resentment is not hard to see. For leaving their scooters and bikes in the parking lot, they are supposed to pay Rs 2. For parking their cars, they have to pull out additional Rs 3. The government employees, on the other hand, can park their vehicles in lots earmarked for them at several places in the city without paying even a single rupee.

Experts dwell on water management
Chandigarh, May 15
The Central Water Commission celebrated Water Resources Day-2002 on its premises, here today. The theme this year was “Integrated Water Resources Development and Management”.

Case registered after 7 yrs of accident
Chandigarh, May 15
Seven years after a Sector-16 resident was seriously injured in a road mishap, the local police has finally registered a case following constant efforts of the victim and the intervention of senior police officers.

Draw of lots for PUDA plots held
SAS Nagar, May 15
A draw of lots for residential plots of different sizes was organised by PUDA here today. The plots of different sizes varying between 200 sq yd and 500 sq yd, located in Sectors 67 to 71, were to be allotted through a draw of lots. However, PUDA did not conduct the draw in the case of plots measuring 500 sq yd.

Activists of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protest against the massacre of relatives of Armymen on Wednesday in Chandigarh.BJYM seeks resignation of J&K Govt
Chandigarh, May 15
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, (BJYM) demanded resignation of the Jammu and Kashmir government today for its alleged failure to protect lives of people in the state. Activists later burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah in Sector 17 to protest against the yesterday’s killing of relatives of Armymen in Jammu.

Activists of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protest against the massacre of relatives of Armymen on Wednesday in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photo

Protest against Gujarat violence
Panchkula, May 15
The District Congress Committee, Panchkula and the Mahila District Congress Committee staged a dharna and observed a hunger strike in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the sporadic incidents of violence in Gujarat here yesterday.

Work on widening of road begins
SAS Nagar, May 15
The foundation stone for widening of the Chandigarh-Landran-Chunni-Sirhind road was laid by Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Public Works Minister, Punjab, near Sohana village today.

City aglow with celebrities
Chandigarh, May 15
The past few days have been all about spicy flavours. Admit it or not, Chandigarh really seems to be happening in the international arena now. With Barista expanding further in the city and many more international brands waiting in line to hit the city markets, Chandigarh is now “going places.”

Savoury pizzas but at a price
When it comes to pizzas, Pizza Hut takes the cake. And the residents are lucky to have its outlets on the Madhya Marg in Sector 26, since 1998, and another in the Sector-35 lane of hotels, opened a couple of months back. As you enter their premises, you are at once transported to an international ambience and setting. And let me tell you in the beginning itself, all this comes at a price. On an average, a meal costs about Rs 150 per head.

Vigilance probe

Nathan, Nimisha win baby contest

Timings changed



25-yr-old girl commits suicide
Panchkula, May 15
A 25-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her Sector-17 residence this morning. The reason for the suicide is not known.


BSNL sets to recover dues
Chandigarh, May 15
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Chandigarh circle, is likely to recover almost Rs 5 crore of dues from subscribers in the circle within six months. The recent recovery exercise , where the nigam had disconnected telephones in order to recover dues, has generated Rs 1 crore, said Mr Deenadayalan, General Manager (Finance), Chandigarh Telecom Circle.

Make the most of bylaws’ relaxation: Jacob
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob today urged the industry to avail itself of the opportunities offered by relaxation in building bylaws, which has been done for the first time in 50 years and make efforts to invest in pollution free and employment intensive industry in Chandigarh.

Programme on management
Chandigarh, May 15
In order to succeed in today’s business environment, where managerial job is becoming increasingly tough, there has to be a purposeful managerial style characterised by clarity of objectives and motivation of the subordinates to work towards the objectives, said Mr Sharu Rangnekar, a Management Guru, while addressing a one-day programme on “Managing in Tough Times” organised at Technical Teachers Training Institute, Sector 26, here yesterday.

Showroom reopens after renovation
Chandigarh, May 15
Poshak, a designer showroom in Sector 17, reopened today after renovation.

Jewellery exchange scheme

Jewellery store

Range of wet wipes launched

Camp for tax assessment



This school building built at a cost of Rs 1 crore in Mullanpur-Garibdas village has been awaiting inauguration by a VIP for quite sometime now.School building awaits a VIP
Mullanpur-Garibdas, May 15
A UK-based NRI, Mr Nathu Ram Puri, had dreamt of providing a school to the children of this area where he once lived. After spending Rs 1 crore on a magnificent school building, he is awaiting its inauguration by a VIP.

This school building built at a cost of Rs 1 crore in Mullanpur-Garibdas village has been awaiting inauguration by a VIP for quite sometime now. — A Tribune photograph

City to have law school soon
Chandigarh, May 15
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has decided to open a law school in Chandigarh. The first of its kind in the country, this school, with a strength of 35,000 advocates will work to strengthen moral standards of law, apart from catering to the academic part.

Seminar on ‘Dot Net Platform’
Chandigarh, May 15
As many as 50 entrepreneurs of various information technology (IT) companies participated in an advanced net platform seminar organised by the SPIC-Microsoft Centre of Excellence, UT Administration, on the Punjab Engineering College campus, Sector 12, here yesterday.

CET admit cards despatched
Chandigarh, May 15
Panjab University has despatched admit cards for CET-2002, an official press release said here today. Candidates who have not received their cards by Wednesday should personally contact the university examination office along with an attested photograph from May 16 to May 18 at Old Enquiry office.


Punjab asked to give details on “links” of candidates
PPSC selections during Sidhu’s tenure
Chandigarh, May 15
Describing as “incomplete” the list of candidates selected and appointed during Punjab Public Service Commission chairman Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu’s tenure, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the state of Punjab to produce another list before the Court on Monday giving information regarding the “links” of the candidates, along with the details of their academic performance.

  • Haryana asked to reply
  • Writ petitions dismissed
  • Pre-arrest bail plea
  • Director asked to appear

Streamline judges’ appointments: Singhvi
Chandigarh, May 15
The need for adopting a multi-pronged approach, not only to clear pendency but also streamline the procedure for the appointment of judges to the high courts in the country, was stressed by Mr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, former Additional Solicitor-General, here yesterday.

HC direction on use of blood bags
Chandigarh, May 15
Acting on a public interest litigation filed by a Panchkula-based human rights body, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Haryana and other respondents not to use blood bags being supplied by a firm against specifications.



PGI OPD timing changed
Chandigarh, May 15
With the summer vacations starting at the PGI from tomorrow, the OPD registration timing will now be from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

AIDS awareness programme expanded
Chandigarh, May 15
Umeed Khanna Foundation has increased the reach of its HIV/AIDS target intervention and awareness generation programme from the truckers to migrant labour in Sangrur district.

Poster-making competition for nurses
Chandigarh, May 15
Nurses from various hospitals participated in the on-the-spot postermaking competition held at General Hospital, Sector 16, yesterday.



Tennis meet from May 27
Chandigarh, May 15
The 1st AITA Zonal Ranking Tennis Tournament in under-14 and under-16 for both boys and girls’ section. will begin from May 27, according to Mr Amitabh Chandel, president, Total Tennis Academy.

  • Shooters pass course

  • TT tournaments

  • Weightlifting body

  • Bridge meet

Mobilise funds for sports: Gurbir
Mr Gurbir SinghChandigarh, May 15
The president of the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association, Mr Gurbir Singh, has called to mobilise funds to develop sports scenario in the state. Gurbir had come here this morning from Delhi to attend a “Sports seminar” organised by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Punjab which was chaired by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Sports Minister, Punjab.

WWICS sponsors 70-plus athlete for nationals
Chandigarh, May 15
Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Service will sponsor Mr Jatinder K. Marwaha, a city senior citizen, for the XXIII National Athletic Championship to be held at Bangalore from May 13 to 15.


MC rejects PUDA’s offer
Says land rate exorbitant
SAS Nagar, May 15
The Municipal Council today rejected PUDA’s offer of providing land for a cattle pound at an exorbitant cost of over Rs 1.70 crore.

Depts given directive on computerisation
Chandigarh, May 15
All heads of departments of the Chandigarh Administration have been asked to ensure computerisation of all court cases of their departments, otherwise they would be held responsible for any lapses. UT Home Secretary Raminder Singh Gujral issued directions to this effect at the senior officers conference (SOC) here this morning.

BBMB celebrates 26th Raising Day
Chandigarh, May 15
Celebrating the tradition of service, like every year, the team of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) got together to lend meaning to its 26th Raising Day.

JCO’s recruitment

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