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Eligibility terms for PU course create controversy
Chandigarh, June 6
The first session of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, seems to have taken off on the wrong foot with the eligibility conditions for its bio-technology course becoming the centre of controversy.

Setting a legend into scenes
Chandigarh, June 6
Suddenly the most brilliant of Bollywood brains are finding themselves heavily influenced by the larger-than-life image of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. 
Anjum Rajab Ali, script writer of the film
Anjum Rajab Ali, script writer of the film “The Legend of Bhagat Singh”, and (left) Mr Sushant Singh who has performed the role of Sukhdev in the film, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph.


Admn pampering Sec 17 traders?
Reduction in rent of 14 showrooms
Chandigarh, June 6
Who is the most magnanimous landlord in the city? Going by the recent developments, it is the Chandigarh Administration which has gone a bit too far in its largesse and reduced the rent it charges from its 14 tenants in Sector 17.

UT invites tenders for wet dredging
Chandigarh, June 6
The annual Shramdan came to an end this morning even as the Chandigarh Administration today invited tenders for the wet dredging project to remove silt from the bed of the Sukhna lake.


UT Admn to restore Nari Niketan inmate to family
Chandigarh, June 6
In the first case of its kind, the UT Administration has ordered police authorities to accompany a 20-year-old Nari Niketan inmate back to her native town, Siliguri, and facilitate her re-unification with the family.

Procession held to observe ‘genocide week’
Chandigarh, June 6
“Every Punjabi is worried about the increasing tension and war- like situation at the Indo-Pakistan border because Punjab and other border areas will be the worst affected,” said members of the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat during the observance of the “genocide week” organised at the Sector 22 gurdwara.

Visually challenged shows the way with ‘Jyoti’
Chandigarh, June 6
It was a proud day for Robina, a visually challenged girl from the Institute for the Blind, when the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), released her collection of poems in a simple function here this morning. Accompanied by her father, Mr Mohd Israr Sheikh, and mother, Ms Anjuman Bano, Robina, was feeling thrilled to present the first copy of her collection of poems ‘Jyoti’ to the General.

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), releases a book of poems written by a visually handicapped girl, Robina, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph 
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob

Water shortage in city today
Chandigarh, June 6
The city and SAS Nagar will face a shortage of drinking water tomorrow. The water pipeline from Kajauli which supplies water to Chandigarh and SAS Nagar will undergo repairs on Friday.

Mahila Morcha nominations
Chandigarh, June 6
The BJP Mahila Morcha President, Ms Nancy Ganju, here yesterday constituted the Mahila Morcha. Ms Sukhsham Bajaj, Dr Shashi Aggarwal, Dr Ramnik Sharma and Ms Manjit Kaur, have been nominated as vice-presidents; Ms Heera Negi as general secretary, Ms Indu Mahajan, Ms Neelam Sharma, Ms Sumita Dhawan and Ms Nisha Sharma as secretaries and Dr Seema Dutt as cashier.


‘Tantrik’ held
Chandigarh, June 6
The police here today arrested one ‘‘tantrik’’, Rameshwar, from a religious place in Sector 52 for allegedly cheating a city resident. Police sources said that he was quack and was also engaged in witchcraft.


Teachers, students to be motivated
Chandigarh, June 6
Concerned over the “poor performance” of non-model government schools in Class X examinations conducted by the CBSE, the UT Education Department has decided to “motivate school teachers as well as the students”.

Bright colours, little hands & smiles
Chandigarh, June 6
Bright colours, tiny little hands and just smiles all around. This is the scenario of the Camlin and Zee education workshop, Elves At Work - 3, organised by Ideas Unlimited. This two-week-long workshop, started on May 22, aims at giving the children an overall personality development. A week-long computer programme on basics of computer at ZED Institute and an art and craft programme by Camlin mark the highlights of this workshop.


Returning Officer’s order set aside
Chandigarh, June 6
Allowing a writ petition filed by a candidate for the panchayat samiti elections from Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the orders passed by the Returning Officer rejecting her nomination papers.
  • Notice on security
  • No final orders

Youth remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, June 6
One of the alleged kidnappers in the yesterday’s kidnapping incident of two youths from Sector 37 here, Amit Grover, was remanded in judicial custody by a local court today.

Rapist sentenced to 7-year RI
Chandigarh, June 6
A resident of Kumhar colony, Jai Bhagwan, was sentenced to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a case of rape, by a local court here today. The accused was convicted and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar.
  • Murder accused acquitted
  • Two acquitted
  • Bail granted

Temple demolition stayed
Chandigarh, June 6
Issuing the notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents for June 11 on a petition filed by the management of Shiv Manas Mandir, Phase II, Industrial Area, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the demolition of the temple for the time being.


Bhagat Singh remembered
Six filmmakers and one legend - Bhagat Singh. One film by Iqbal Dhillon has already been released. Two more Bhagat Singh movies will be released today along with a Yash Chopra invitation 'Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai. With Tips Films 'The legend of Bhagat Singh, Raj Kumar Santoshi has captured one of the most magnificent chapters of Indian History in his emotionally and aesthetically opulent manner.
Ajay Devgan and co-stars in a scene from ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’
Ajay Devgan and co-stars


Hindi bulletin on AIDS awareness
Chandigarh, June 6
Yuvsatta, a voluntary organisation with the aim for effective information, education and communication on AIDS to the masses at large has come up with “Rakshak” — a tri-annual AIDS awareness bulletin in Hindi — which was released at a function at Sood Bhavan, Sector 44, here today.


PU keen on hosting inter-varsity meets
Chandigarh, June 6
The Sports Department, Panjab University, has initiated steps to bid for holding the all-India inter-varsity tournaments in 12 sport disciplines in the session 2002-2003. According to Mr Kewal Singh, Assistant Director (Sports), PU, the university has sent a request to the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to allow it to host these games. He said the matter would be decided in the annual meeting of the AIU.

Golf camp for juniors concludes
Chandigarh, June 6
Twenty children in the 3-16 age-group took part in the Chandigarh Golf Club junior summer coaching camp which concluded today. Coaching was held for two hours per day for a 10-day period. Golf balls and refreshments were provided by the club for all the participants.

Youngsters try the swing at the summer coaching camp at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Youngsters try the swing

Maintenance Command win weightlifting meet
Chandigarh, June 6
Maintenance Command, Air Force, bagged the overall championship in the four-day Air Force Weightlifting Championship which concluded here this evening at Lecma Auditorium, 3BRD. Western Air Command and Southern Air Command got second and third place, respectively.


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