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PUDA plots transfer allowed till June 30
SAS Nagar, June 14
There is a good news for plot buyers and sellers in urban estates of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). The Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Mr Ragunath Sahai Puri, has allowed transfers of the plots till June 30.

Showers douse sun’s fury
Chandigarh, June 14
The scorching heat of June was arrested this week with the second rainfall today within a span of three days measuring 9.4 mm. The monsoon is scheduled to set in by the end of this month in the region. 
Sharp showers in City Beautiful on Friday afternoon
Sharp showers in City Beautiful on Friday afternoon provided the much-needed relief from the ongoing heat wave. — Tribune photo Karam Singh


PU: special chance ‘inadmissible’
Chandigarh, June 14
Students of B Sc who do not clear their B Sc class in first attempt and do not re-appear in the two consecutive years will not be given a special chance by Panjab University. A decision in this regard has been taken by a special committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor under the chairmanship of the Dean, University Instructions.

Lovebirds get married, seek court protection
Chandigarh, June 14
You would have dismissed it as just another story fit for a Bollywood blockbuster. Boy meets girl in the university library. The two fall in love. They decide to get married. The bride’s disapproving dad, meanwhile, sends musclemen to “snatch” the girl away from her husband. Exhausted and rundown, they seek help from the court.

Chopper ‘travels’ by road
Chandigarh, June 14
The city roads had an unusual vehicle — a chopper of Indian Air Force — here late tonight. The thing, which is supposed to be in the air was on the road and for this VVIP traffic, the police had to cordon off the entire stretch, but in parts, of the Dakshin Marg. The chopper “cavalcade” was seen moving on the road at a speed not more than 20 km per hour.
An MI-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force being towed away on the Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh on Friday night. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan 
An MI-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force

Search warrants issued
Kharar, June 14
Mr Rosan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, today issued search warrants for two houses of Mr Nirmal Singh Kahlon, a former Rural Development and Panchayat Minister of Punjab, and ordered that the report of the search should be produced before this court on June 18.


Official support lacking: Nek Chand
Setting up of aquarium in Rock Garden
SAS Nagar, June 14
Officialdom often comes in the way of creativity and plans for Rock Garden-type projects in places outside Chandigarh usually go up in smoke, Nek Chand said here today. Nek Chand, Creator — Director of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, said the Punjab Government had at one time proposed the setting up of a similar garden at SAS Nagar for which the site had also been selected.

Traffic woes far from over
Dera Bassi, June 14
The construction of the railway over bridge on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Bhankharpur level crossing has adversely affected the vehicular traffic headed towards Ramgarh-Panchkula and Shimla from Ambala.

Joint operations by police to check tribal gangs
Panchkula, June 14
Summers mean a busy time for the local police and its counterparts in Chandigarh, Kharar and Zirakpur, with apprehensions of “criminal tribes” from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and parts of Haryana surrounding Rajasthan heading for the region. The four police departments have now started joint operations to keep the gangs with criminal intent at bay.

All kids, no parents gets the party going
Chandigarh, June 14
Strictly for kids, adults not allowed — the message cannot be seen on the entrance to venues for all-children parties but the presence of all kids and no parents makes it evident that so many birthday bashes being thrown by the tiny tots all over the city are not meant for daddies and mummies.

Residents’ plea to Jacob
Chandigarh, June 14
Impatient at the delay in development and maintenance works being undertaken by the Municipal Corporation and with the monsoons approach residents of, Sectors 34 and 40 have asked the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), and his Adviser, Ms Neeru Nanda, to intervene in the matter and get their grievances redressed.

Crippled yet fighting for a cause
SAS Nagar, June 14
Getting confined to a wheelchair for the past 10 years following a crippling terrorist attack has not discouraged Harpal Singh from thinking for others. He is a man living for a cause despite his condition.

Literary treat for Naipaul admirers
Chandigarh, June 14
The British Council Library has a literary treat in store for Chandigarhians. A pictorial retrospective on Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul, conceived and curated by Shoma Chaudhury, Literary Editor of, will soon be displayed for public viewing at the library hall in Sector 8 on the first week of July.

Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom day observed
Chandigarh, June 14
The martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev was observed with religious fervour in the city today. Sweetened water and ‘prasad’ was distributed in various “chhabeels” organised in different parts of the city .

Rain and storm that lashed the city on Friday afternoon failed to dampen the spirits of volunteers offering sweetened milk at chhabeels set up on the occasion of Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day. — A Tribune photograph
Rain and storm that lashed the city on Friday

Implement court order, say retd officers
Chandigarh, June 14
The Haryana Government Retired Officers Welfare Association, in a press note issued here yesterday, urged the state government to ensure the implementation of different rules and court rules in letter and spirit so that retired employees were not harassed at the fag-end of their life.

Awareness camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 14
The Indian Council of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Chapter, organised an awareness generation camp at Dhanas for rural women from June 6 to June 13. The Director, SOSVA, Mr P.H. Vaishnav, was the chief guest. He lauded the efforts made by the ICSW for organising such camps.


Poppy husk seized
Chandigarh, June 14
The police arrested Madan Lal, a resident of Nawansehar district, from the Inter State Bus Terminus, Sector 17 here this evening and claimed to recover 15 kg of poppy husk from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act will be registered against the accused, said police sources.

Murder mystery solved
Chandigarh, June 14
The police today claimed to solve the murder of Ram Avtar on June 11 near the local railway station. The accused, Binda Lal, had brutally killed him, using the handle of a shovel.


Cut in Scotch Whisky rate
Chandigarh, June 14
The Famous Grouse, the well-known Scotch Whisky which was launched in Chandigarh nine months back in September, 2001, today announced a major price reduction in its brand. 


MAAC incentives for outstanding students
Chandigarh, June 14
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has announced Rs 5 lakh in awards to the best students from their different training centres in the country, informed Mr Rajesh Turakhia, Vice-President of Maya Entertainment Limited, Mumbai, here today.

Aditi combines good looks with intelligence
Chandigarh, June 14
Mrs World 2001, Dr Aditi Govitrikar, is not just another pretty face in the tinsel town. With the amount of sternness she asserted herself in front of the media persons at the National Institute of Fashion Designing, this former Gladrags mega model-turned cine star proved herself to be quite a volatile force to reckon with.
All smiles : Students of NIFD with Mrs World-2001 Aditi Govitrikar after being honoured for putting up the annual exhibition-Designesweb-at NIFD, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan 
All smiles

Informatics opens first campus in town
SAS Nagar, June 14
Informatics, a Singapore-based multi-national company providing education in the field of Information Technology (IT), has collaborated with the University of Cambridge to provide foreign university degree programmes in the country.


Lahore bus allowed to ply
Chandigarh, June 14
“Lahore bus” in which the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had visited Lahore in 1999 was once again allowed to ply between Delhi and Chandigarh today by a local court. Earlier, the court had passed the attachment order of the bus in order to recover the compensation due to the claimant, Shanti Devi, in the accident claim case, who had alleged that her husband had died due to negligent driving by DTC bus driver, Dina Nath.


Neelam Mansingh’s ‘Kitchen Katha’ comes on stage
Chandigarh, June 14
Neelam Mansingh and her team members are still basking in the glory they achieved through the success of “Kitchen Katha”, a play which Neelam took to various places in Japan under the banner of “The Company”. The play not only gave the Japanese audience a glimpse of Indian theatre but also gave them the savour of Indian food, thus weaving a relation between the two countries.
The troupe that staged “Kitchen Katha” at various places in Japan.
The troupe that staged “Kitchen Katha”

BJYM, Jaspal Bhatti bury the hatchet
Chandigarh, June 14
Jaspal Bhatti and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) buried the hatchet today with the youth wing of the BJP having to withdraw its “attempt to attack the freedom of expression” and Bhatti re-affirming his faith in the honour of every section of society.


Ways to prevent and cure food poisoning
OOD poisoning cases usually increase in the summer and rainy seasons. Many people are sensitive to certain foods and suffer a food allergy. The usual symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, severe vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain coming on from four to 30 hours after eating the infected food.

Students given tips on skin care
Chandigarh, June 14
Students of Arclights, the academy of modelling and applied arts, had an opportunity to discuss various skin related problems with well-known Skin Specialist and Cosmetologist Dr Maleeka Sachdeva, during an interactive talk organised by the academy in Sector 34 here today.
Dr Maleeka Sachdeva (right), skin specialist and cosmetologist, talks about skin related problems and their remedies at Arclights Academy of Modelling and Applied Arts in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Maleeka Sachdeva (right), skin specialist

Drug-coated stent implant at Fortis
Chandigarh, June 14
The Fortis Heart Institute, SAS Nagar, has claimed in a press note that a world class procedure involving the use of new drug-coated stents in heart patients has been performed for the first time in the region at the institute.


Taskeen bags under-14 title
Chandigarh, June 14
It was 13-year-old Taskeen Bains, a class VII student of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, here, whose superb game play on the Deco-Turf courts in the AITA junior tennis final was a treat to watch for everyone present at Tennis Stadium, Sector 10.Taskeen bagged the under-14 title and remained runners-up in the under-16 section which went in favour of Neha Singh.
Winners in action: Taskeen Bains (left) in the under-16 section and Neha Singh (right) in under-14, in the AITA North Zone ranking tennis tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Winners in action
  • Test of local shooters
  • Cricket tourney
  • Carrom tournament
  • Kabbadi tournament
  • Judo coaching camp


MC to focus on roads, parking lots
Chandigarh, June 14
The Road Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here yesterday decided to charge money for use of its machinery by the Chandigarh Administration and other departments of the corporation to make up for Rs 65 lakh maintenance expenditure.

Tax returns to be filed at YMCA
Chandigarh, June 14
The Income Tax Department will make special arrangements for the filing of returns from July 10 at the YMCA, Sector 11. The department is already receiving returns at its offices in Sector 17.


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