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ICSE toppers owe success to focused study
*‘Tuitions were of little help’
*‘Teachers, parents our support system’
Chandigarh, May 22
For students who burnt the midnight oil it was a day their efforts bore fruit. With the declaration of the ISC result of Class XII and ICSE Class X results, the students were all smiles as principals and teachers got together to congratulate the toppers and all those who had come through with flying colours.

TWIN ‘PERFORMERS’ OF ICSE BOARD TWIN ‘PERFORMERS’ OF ICSE BOARD: Twins Shailja and Ankur Goel along with their mother are all smiles after being declared first and second, respectively, in the examination in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula. — Photo Manoj Mahajan



CBSE Class XII results today
Chandigarh, May 22
The results of the all-India senior school certificate examination of Class XII conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education will be declared on May 23, an official press release of the board said here today.

Laurels for gardener’s son
Panchkula, May 22
The son of a slum dweller gardener has topped the non-medical stream of plus two examination conducted by the Indian Council for Secondary Education among schools in the City, Panchkula and SAS Nagar for 2001-2002 session.

Rajesh Maurya, who topped the Class XII ICSE examination (non-medical) being hugged by his family in Rajiv Colony of Panchkula on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Rajesh Maurya, who topped the Class XII ICSE examination (non-medical) being hugged by his family in Rajiv Colony of Panchkula on Wednesday.

Admn allows offices, restaurants on upper floors for fee
Chandigarh, May 22
As part of the going exercise for revamping the building bye-laws applicable to Chandigarh, the Administration today reduced the rates applicable in case of division of big shops and also allowed restaurants and offices to run from upper floors on payment of conversion fee.

Police remand for Langah’s ‘touts’
Kharar, May 22
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today remanded three close confidants of Sucha Singh Langah, former PWD Minister, Punjab, namely Pardeep Bhatega, Vinod Garg and Kanwaljeet Singh, alias Nitu in police custody till May 24 and also ordered to produce them in the court on that day.


GMCH staff join shramdan
Chandigarh, May 22
Apart from regular shramdanis, over 500 people participated in the shramdan at the Sukhna Lake regulator end today. Dr S.B.S. Mann, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Dr Raj Bahadur, Medical Superintendent, and staff along with 150 officials and doctors of the GMCH, 162 persons from the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh along with Mr Ashok Vasistha, Assistant Commissioner, MCC, Mr Puranjit Singh, Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Administration, and NSS volunteers from government senior secondary schools, Mani Majra, Dhanas and Sector 38 West, participated.

Awareness generation camp ends
Chandigarh, May 22
The awareness generation camp, which was organised by the Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board from May 13 to May 20 in Government High School, Kajheri, concluded here yesterday. About 40 “preraks” and other women from the village attended the camp.

Heatwave claims another life
Chandigarh, May 22
The blistering heatwave gripping the northern region claimed one more life, even as temperatures increased further today with Hisar sizzling at 46°C, four degrees above normal.

Red lights from slip lanes may be removed
Chandigarh, May 22
The UT police is reportedly considering the feasibility of removing traffic signals from slip lanes at various traffic light points in the city. According to sources in the Police Department, the lights at the slip lanes were not only causing confusion among the commuters, but were also leading to traffic chaos.

Traffic stops on a red signal at a slip lane traffic light point in Chandigarh.
Traffic stops on a red signal at a slip lane traffic light point in Chandigarh.

Cable operators meet Mayor over tax
Chandigarh, May 22
A delegation of cable operators of city today met the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, and apprised her of their problems regarding the proposed tax on the cable operators. They said they were not against paying the ground rent but want that the fee should be charged nominal. The specification of sector was not clear in the policy.

Facilities sought for MC sweepers
Chandigarh, May 22
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has been asked to provide its safai karamcharis with necessary equipment like masks, gum boots and machines for cleaning manholes. It has also been told to ensure that its sweepers get at least the minimum wages.

Neerja Bhanot Trust invites nominations
Chandigarh, May 22
The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust today announced the call for nominations for the prestigious Neerja Bhanot Awards, 2002. There are two awards, each consisting of Rs 1,50,000, a citation and a trophy.

Help yourself to confectioneries fresh from the oven

Ovenfresh. The name itself conjures up an image of fresh-smelling bakery goodies that whet your appetite as they are brought on a platter, steaming hot straight from the oven. Well, it’s almost like that at Ovenfresh in the Sector 35 lane of hotels.

Cong activists hang Musharraf’s effigy
Chandigarh, May 22
An effigy of General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, was publicaly hanged by activists of the Chandigarh Youth Congress and the District Congress Committee (Urban), led by their presidents Mr Harmohinder Singh Lucky and Mr Pawan Sharma.

Meeting to seek views on cow protection
Chandigarh, May 22
The National Commission on Cattle will hold a meeting to seek public opinion, memoranda and representations on any aspect of protection, preservation and development of cow and its progeny and related issues at the UT Guest House on May 23.

Seminar to generate legal awareness
Chandigarh, May 22
In order to generate legal awareness among the villagers, the UT State Legal Service Authority in collaboration with the panchayat of Kishangarh village organised a seminar in the village today.


Truck driver killed in accident
Panchkula, May 22
A truck driver died on the spot in an accident involving two trucks on the Panchkula- Kalka road here today.
According to the police, Teja Singh, driver of a truck (CH01K-7577), was killed when another truck (HR-37A-0982) collided with it near Chandi Mandir.


PU’s concession spree on
Chandigarh, May 22
Adding to the concession spree for meritorious but financially weak students, Panjab University is creating a ‘Student Aid Fund’ from the forthcoming academic session.
This fund is being created specially for students on the university campus only.


Lodge FIR in dowry case: HC
Chandigarh, May 22
Taking up a petition filed by the daughter-in-law of former MLA from Kharar Daljit Kaur, accusing her of harassing the petitioner for bringing insufficient dowry, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the alleged victim’s version should be investigated after the registration of an FIR.

Madhu Dalela remanded on bail
Chandigarh, May 22
The Regional Deputy Director of the government’s Song and Drama Division, Ms Madhu Dalela, who was arrested by the Vigilance department for allegedly demanding and accepting illegal gratification for releasing payments to artists was today granted bail by a local court.


Portrait of village life
Chandigarh, May 22
Danny B. Singh, an art teacher of Bishop Cotton School of Shimla, has portrayed the man-environment relationship on canvas. His 14 water-colours featuring the picturesque backdrop of Himachal Pradesh villages are on display in IndusInd Art Gallery. The exhibition was inaugurated here today.


ESI Hospital short of funds
SAS Nagar, May 22
Although there has been some improvement in the services at ESI Hospital here, it is facing shortage and much more needs to be done to provide better patient care.
The 30-bed ESI Hospital is facing shortage of X-ray films, some laboratory reagents and stationery.

Dr Meenal heads UT’s first menopausal clinic
Chandigarh, May 22
Dr (Mrs) Meenal Kumar, a senior gynaecologist of the UT Administration, who has become the first head of the menopausal clinic of the UT, has launched a movement to provide public health education to women approaching or passing through a long phase of menopausal zone.


Softball team gears up for national meet
Chandigarh, May 22
A 16-member Chandigarh sub-junior boys softball team is preparing hard at the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, where the two-week state camp is in progress.

The UT sub-junior softball team which will take part in the National Sub-Junior Softball Championship to be held at Hyderabad from May 28. — A Tribune photograph

The UT sub-junior softball team which will take part in the National Sub-Junior Softball Championship to be held at Hyderabad from May 28.

Carrom association announces annual calendar
Chandigarh, May 22
The Chandigarh Carrom Association has announced its annual Calendar of the activities to be conducted during the current year. The summer coaching camp will be held from May 25 to June 8, 2002, Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Ranking Meet from June 29 to July 1 ,2002, and St Stephens’ carrom ranking meet from July 28 to July 30, 2002.

Mixed response to new scoring system
Chandigarh, May 22
The switching over back to the old system of scoring in badminton has evoked mixed reactions among city badminton experts and former players. Majority of them has, however, supported the move which could be possible due to the dominance of the Asian badminton over the European.


Liquor rates: hotel asked to remove banner
Chandigarh, May 22
The UT Excise and Taxation Department has asked a Sector-35 hotel to remove a banner displaying discount rates of liquor being served in the hotel.
The department is also looking into the unprecedented discounts being offered by the hotel on liquor prices.

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