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Results: English students cry foul
Only two score 55 pc marks and above
Chandigarh, June 21
Students of the English Department are up in arms against the department authorities as their marks given in the results declared by the university yesterday, they say are not fair by any standards.

Fake law graduates face action
Chandigarh, June 21
Coming down heavily on ‘fake’ law graduates, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has decided to get cases registered against at least 10 persons, who had allegedly procured fake law degrees of Chowdhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, and Magadh University, Bihar.

The long and the short of it
Chandigarh, June 21
Today was the longest day of the year....but only for the science buffs who sat up till late last night to watch TV where a channel had declared that today will be eight seconds longer than any other day of the year.


  Highway altered to please resort owners?
Panchkula, June 21
Has the alignment of the proposed Kalka-Parwanoo bypass by the Union Ministry of Surface Transport been altered, in order to accommodate a popular tourist resort near Parwanoo?

Police directives for holiday revellers
Chandigarh, June 21
Concerned over increase in theft cases in the houses of city residents away on vacation, the Chandigarh Police has asked residents to ensure the discontinuation of newspaper subscription, besides taking other precautionary measures before going out on vacation.

Cinema halls comply with Fire Dept’s directive
Chandigarh, June 21
An inspection team from the Fire department here today found grilled locks of cinema hall gates.

City prepares for monsoon onslaught
Chandigarh, June 21
With the monsoon season approaching the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has virtually completed its pre-monsoon preparations to prevent waterlogging but fears that sweepers and those in the city who litter might spoil the effort.

MONSOON PROBLEMS: This uncovered manhole on Madhya Marg may virtually turn into a deathtrap on a rainy day. A wake up call for authorities. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Substandard helmets being sold
Panchkula, June 21
With the Union Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies failing to notify helmets as mandatory objects, sub-standard helmets continue to be sold unabashedly in the city.

Substandard helmets have found their way into the city and are being sold by roadside vendors. — A Tribune photograph

Substandard helmets have found their way into the city and are being sold by roadside vendors.

Chabeels mark Ekadashi
Chandigarh, June 21
Sweetend water and prasad was distributed at chabeels organised by the Tribune Youth Club members and several other organisations in different parts of the city on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi today.


Youths snatch woman’s purse
Chandigarh, June 21
Mrs Ritu Arora, a resident of Sector 47, in a complaint to the police said two unknown scooter-borne persons snatched her purse containing Rs 2000 cash, a pair of earrings, a bank pass book, keys and some important documents near the roundabout of Sector 32,33,45 and 46 on Thursday.

Chawla murder: potatoes baffle police
Chandigarh, June 21
A few grams of potatoes may be a crucial evidence in the murder of Sector 26 vegetable and fruit commission agent, Ramesh Chawla. This has set the police thinking about new theories linked to the baffling death of Chawla.


Swedish bread in city
Chandigarh, June 21
Arctic Bread Pvt Ltd, one of the business units of the world famous Polarbrod (Polar bakery), today announced the launch of its unique range of round flat breads in Chandigarh. The company draws strategic and technical collaboration from its parent company Polarbrod, a Swedish multinational (net worth of the group SEK 5 billion).

  • Teleservice

  • Home bank event

Kitchen items on display
Chandigarh, June 21
The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) “Kitchen 2002”, a fair on kitchen appliances and accessories, holds the promise to make cooking an artistic and comfortable affair. From electric chimney to water purifier to refined rice brand cooking oil, you name it and they have it all.

Visitors at one of the stalls of Kitchen Fair at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Visitors at one of the stalls of Kitchen Fair at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday.


A breather for the education authorities

Panchkula, June 21
The average performance by most schools in class X results declared by the Haryana School Education Board in the district has come as a breather for the district education authorities, who had got brickbats for the poor show in class XII results declared last week.

Sonu Kalyan, who has topped the district in Class X Haryana School Education Board examination by securing 82.17 per cent, flanked by her mother at their Sector 11 residence in Panchkula on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Sonu Kalyan, who has topped the district in Class X Haryana School Education Board examination by securing 82.17 per cent, flanked by her mother

Variety programme by PEC students
Chandigarh, June 21
After one month of intensive practical training in different branches of engineering, first-year students of Punjab Engineering College staged a colourful variety programme in the college auditorium here today.

DOEACC accreditation for institute
Chandigarh, June 21
The Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC) has granted full-fledged accreditation for ‘A’ level course to the city-based GCS Computer Tech.

Summer camp ends
Chandigarh, June 21
About 85 children of different age groups learnt to dance and paint during a three-week summer camp organised at Aanchal Preparatory School, Sector 35. The camp concluded with an outing to the Pinjore gardens today.


Panch can be ZP member
Chandigarh, June 21
In less than 24 hours before members of panchayat samitis and zila parishads were to be sworn in, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed a communication issued by the Punjab State Election Commission to the Deputy Commissioners of Punjab. As per the communication a panch or a sarpanch had to submit his resignation before taking oath.

  • Arrest stayed

  • Notice issued

7 more judges for high court
Chandigarh, June 21
Five members of the Bar and two members of the superior judiciary are likely to be administered oath as Punjab and Haryana High Court Judges in the first week of July with the President of India reportedly giving his consent today. The number of Judges, with these appointments, will go up to 33 as against the sanctioned strength of 40.

Judicial remand for rape accused
Chandigarh, June 21
An accused arrested by the UT police for allegedly raping an 11-year-old resident of Palsora was today remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal.

  • Remand extended

  • Pirated cassettes


Under the shadow of a legend
Chandigarh, June 21
As a man devoted to the arts, Amit Kumar makes more sense than many others who belong to his genre. He is crisp in his tone, stingy in his tenor, yet melodious in his rendering. A strange combination though, yet it comes naturally to Amit who has grown under the shadow of his father Kishore Kumar. And no matter how hard Amit might have tried to underline his own style of presentation, the larger-than-life image of Kishore Kumar has always followed him where ever he has forayed.

Amit Kumar performs in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Amit Kumar performs in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Audience relishes qawwali feast
Chandigarh, June 21
Breaking the monotony of pop concerts that have become a regular feature in city these days, an evening of qawalis presented by Mohammad Anis Nazir and his group in the Punjab Arts Council auditorium came as a whiff of fresh air. As the auditorium echoed with thunderous clapping accompanied by rise and fall of voices giving expression to soul-searching ‘kalams’ by this eight-membered troupe, the audience could not help but remain captivated throughout the one-and-half-hour long performance.

Soothing melodies from Aushim, Araasha
Chandigarh, June 21
There is yet another musical treat in the pipeline, this time from two budding singers, who seem to possess all that it takes to be around and happening.

Aushim Khetrapal (right) and Araasha talk about their debut music album ‘Dil Na Jaane’ at a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Aushim Khetrapal (right) and Araasha talk about their debut music album ‘Dil Na Jaane’ at


Anti-malaria camp
Chandigarh, June 21
The Malaria Wing of the UT organised an anti-malaria camp in Mauli Jagran colony here yesterday. Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director Health Services, UT, inaugurated this camp. The DHS stressed the need to intensify field operations for prevention and control of malaria. He emphasised that Mauli Jagran colony needs special attention because of its demographic structure.


Soccer mania grips city

Chandigarh, June 21
Soccer mania has finally gripped the city in this otherwise cricket-loving country. With today’s two quarter-final matches being over and with Brazil and Germany making into the last four, now the next nine days will be equally poised. The live telecast by Ten sports and deferred showing by Doordarshan has further added to the channel of 2002 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup Fever: A group of children play football at the Government Senior Secondary School ground in Sector-45, Chandigarh, on Frinday. — Photo Karam Singh

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Under-17 cricket tourney
Chandigarh, June 21
The Sports Promoters Club and the Punjab Cricket Association XI today defeated their respective rivals the Bengal Young Stars XI and the Young Brigade Cricket Club, Delhi, by 84 runs and 21 runs, respectively, in the All India Under-17 Cricket Tournament being played at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, and DAV Senior Secondary School grounds in Sector 8.

Golf camp for youngsters
Chandigarh, June 21
It is coaching time again at the Chandigarh Golf Club with Ajay Gujral, youngest qualified golf teaching professional of India, giving tips to budding golfers in the second camp which concludes on June 24.


Encroachers to get notices
Panchkula. June 21
The Zila Parishad has decided to issue notices under the Public Premises Act, 1971, to those who have encroached upon the land under the parishad. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Zila Parishad held at the Mini Secretariat here today.

MCC hires drivers on contract
Chandigarh, June 21
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) here yesterday selected eight drivers on contract basis for the Fire Department. The step is being seen as the first in the direction of cutting down the flab in the corporation where a section of politicians feel the number of employees is more than required to maintain the services.


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