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VC asks English Dept to probe ‘unfair results’
Chandigarh, June 22
The Vice-Chancellor has asked the English Department authorities to look into the case of alleged unfair evaluation in the MA I results declared earlier this week. This is in response to complaints of students corroborated by a former chairperson of the department.

Rentals of govt houses to be increased
Chandigarh, June 22
Sprawling government houses allotted to senior officers of the government on low monthly rentals will now cost more to the allottee. In fact, a hike in the monthly rental of all categories of government houses and flats in the Union Territory of Chandigarh is working its way to a final decision in this regard.

Uncorked city let demon out
Chandigarh, June 22
Did laxity at the exit doors of the city allow the killers of the Sector 26 trader Ramesh Chawla to escape? With 13 main exit roads, Chandigarh is one of the most porous cities of India. A criminal can take many other routes to get out of here in a maximum of 10 minutes and enter Punjab or Haryana.



  5 murders in a month, 4 still unsolved
Chandigarh, June 22
Five murders in the past month have left the city police groping in the dark as four of these murder cases still remain unsolved to date. The police has solved only one murder and the rest four, including the recent murder of Ramesh Chawla, is yet to solved. In one of the cases, the police may not be able to even apprehend the killer, admit sources.

PowerGrid offers to maintain Kishangarh project
Chandigarh, June 22
The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited yesterday made an offer that it will maintain Chandigarh Administration’s newly set up 220 KV substation at Kishangarh free of cost for one year and after that levy a charge at 15 per cent of the cost of the project.

Bus stand with starting trouble
Chandigarh, June 22
Despite excellent infrastructure, cleanliness and availability of almost all facilities, the Chandigarh Administration's pet project — to develop Sector 43 Inter-State Bus Terminus ( ISBT) as the model bus stand — has failed to take off.

Inter-State Bus Terminus -II, Sector 43, Chandigarh

Inter-State Bus Terminus -II, Sector 43, Chandigarh


Amaresh MisraIt’s about ‘The Minister’s Wife’
Chandigarh, June 22
The murky world of crime, politics and twisted carnality has all come alive under one title ‘The Minister’s Wife’, the first politically-laced erotic thriller of its kind by an Indian to hit the stands.Authored by Amaresh Misra, who was on a personal visit to the city, here today, the book revolves around the story of a drifter called in to spy upon a minister’s wife, but when the denouement of the plot occurs it exposes the dark miasma of libidinal forces.

Call centres another career option

Chandigarh, June 22
The total turnover of call centres world-wide is likely to cross $ 60 billion by 2003. The share of India in this business is likely to cross Rs 1,90,000 crore by the end of 2008.

Ms Inder conducts a workshop on ‘Careers in call centres’ in British Library, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Ms Inder conducts a workshop on ‘Careers in call centres’ in British Library, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Maj Sandeep Sagar’s martyrdom day today
Panchkula, June 22
Maj Sandeep Sagar of 1 JAKLI Battalion, who attained martyrdom in the course of his duty, fighting militants in Operation Vijay three years ago, was certainly a life nipped in the bud. His martyrdom day is being observed by the family and residents of the township tomorrow.

Defence officers’ panel meeting
Chandigarh, June 22
The annual general body meeting of the All-India Released Defence Officers Welfare Association (DOWA) was held here. Formed with an objective of fostering a sense of fraternity among all released commissioned officers, it also takes care of all such matters relating to the welfare of the released officers like their resettlement after the release from the Army, the matters relating to seniority and counting the Army service in respect of members serving in various Central or state governments and other public sector organisations, apart from promoting socio-economic and cultural activities.

Jana Shatabdi not likely from July 1
Chandigarh, June 22
The much-awaited Jana Shatabdi between Delhi and Chandigarh, is not likely to run from July 1 as the Union Railway Ministry has yet to issue formal orders in this regard.

Elecrtronic meters faulty: association
Panchkula, June 22
The Panchkula Public peace and Welfare Association has accused officials of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam of high-handedness in dealing with complaints of excess consumption by three-phase electronic meters.

Kids visit milk plant
Chandigarh, June 22
A month-long workshop for the children concluded at Little Angels School in Sector 43-B today. The workshop was attended by children in the age group of two to sixteen from different schools of the city.

The president, Milk Time, Mr Jaswant Singh, interacts with students of Little Angels School, Sector 43-D, in Chandigarh on Saturday.

The president, Milk Time, Mr Jaswant Singh, interacts with students of Little Angels School, Sector 43-D, in Chandigarh

Parwanoo toll tax takes its toll

HE toll tax collection at the inter-state barrier at Parwanoo between Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, is hitting us hard. Everytime we dare cross the barrier for some routine job, we have to pay Rs 30, if we are travelling by our own car. This is not good governance but organised fleecing of the common man. I am afraid, after some time, we will be asked to pay tax for breathing fresh air or even while stepping out on to a road.
  • Why enquiry counter?

  • Tourists’ travails

  • Repair garden walls

  • Why challan me?

  • Onus on MC

  • Unrealistic targets

  • Harassment by cops


Credit card stolen; 2 held
Chandigarh, June 22
Three cases of theft were reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.


MIA dubs Budget innovative
SAS Nagar, June 22
The Mohali Industries Association (MIA), while dubbing the Punjab Budget proposals unique and innovative, has sought the immediate payment of capital subsidy of Rs 500 crore and adequate budgetary provision for the revival of sick units.

Lovely lips were lucky lips
Chandigarh, June 22
This day was all about ‘lip service’ at the hands of the most reputed brand in the world of Indian fashion industry. Lakme was here to conduct a strange hunt in town today, spotting girls who had lips that could equal those of brand’s model Yana Gupta's in shape and shade.

Workshop on business management
Chandigarh, June 22
“If one wants to check pollution in one’s organisation, it does not mean that one has to incur an additional financial burden”. This was stated by Mr H.S. Bains, Chairman, Haryana Pollution Control Board, while addressing participants of the one-day workshop on ‘Integrating quality and environment towards total business management’ held here today.


PU engineering results
Chandigarh, June 22
Panjab University today declared results of a number of engineering courses conducted earlier this year, an official press release said.


PO surrenders in court
Chandigarh, June 22
An accused in a case of sedition, registered in 1992, surrendered in a local court here today. Ramji Lal, an activist of a Hindu organisation, had been declared a proclaimed offender in connection with a case for promoting communal violence after the Babri Masjid demolition in December 1992.

Forgery of SC orders: notice to CBI
Chandigarh, June 22
A local court today issued a notice to the CBI to file a reply on July 1, acting on a bail plea moved by an accused advocate, Arun Madan, allegedly involved in a case of forgery of Supreme Court orders. The accused had already been remanded in judicial custody till July 3 by a local court on June 21.

  • Bail granted


International artistes’ body formed
Chandigarh, June 22
One more artistes’ association was today added to the existing list of bodies formed by artistes of the region. Christened International Artistes Association, the body of over 100 performing artistes from North India as also abroad, has some fresh items on its agenda, to start with.

‘Chhankatta-2002’ a satire on social issues

Chandigarh, June 22
The name ‘Chhankatta’ is not something new for the Punjabi audience. So good news for those who have been waiting to get their funny bone tickled by this longest Punjabi audio comedy series as the ‘Chhankatta trio’ has come out with their 22nd volume, titled “Chhankatta 2002”, which was released at the Press Club here today.

Comedian Jaswinder Bhalla, Neelu and Balmukund Sharma release their latest Punjabi album ‘Chhankatta-2002’ in Press Club, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Environment-based songs of golden era enthral
Chandigarh, June 22
The golden era of Hindi music was once again revived at Punjab Kala Bhavan today. Several amateur singers captured the magic of Mukesh, K L Sehgal and others of that period. The Environment Society of India organised this musical treat on the occasion of World Music Day. The highlight of the concert was that all the songs and ghazals sung today were related to the environment.

Audience dances to Aashoo’s tunes
Chandigarh, June 22
Bhangra beats echoed against the decked-up walls of a Sector 17 showroom as Punjabi pop artist Aashoo Punjabi crooned some of his latest songs in this evening today.

‘Joyride’ no joy for the audience
HEN Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker), his brother, Fuller (Steve Jahn), and the girlfriend of Thomas, Venna (Leelee Sobieski) played a practical joke on a lonely truck driver over a Citizens’ Band Radio on a cross-country road trip, they did not know it was a game they would not play. The game would play them.

Dance contest held
Chandigarh, June 22
Tagore Theatre was a site of hectic activity today, with Chandigarh Art Theatre holding a special dance contest under the title of ‘Masti Punjab Di’. The contest featured participants of various age groups.


‘Criticism of new CGHS not healthy’
Chandigarh, June 22
The decision of the Union Government to limit the facilities under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to designated dispensaries has made most Central Government employees here unhappy.

200 donate blood for thalassaemic kids
Chandigarh, June 22
The State Bank of India, the Medical Institute and the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TWCA) organised the fourth blood donation camp, as a part of a series of six camps, organised to collect blood for children suffering from thalassaemia.


Children’s cycling and trekking expedition
Ambala, June 22
A children’s multipurpose cycling and trekking expedition, organised by 65 Engr Br Regt, was flagged off from Kharga auditorium, Ambala Cantonment today.

Stadium XI, PCC XI to meet in final today
Chandigarh, June 22
On the penultimate day of the ongoing All India Under-17 Cash Prize Cricket Tournament being played here at two different grounds — the cricket stadium, Sector 16, and the DAV Senior Secondary School coaching centre, Sector 8 — the Stadium XI and the PCC XI won their respective matches and stormed into the final to be held tomorrow.

  • Skating carnival

  • Cricket trials

  • Bodybuilding calendar


MCC delegation visits Ghaziabad
Chandigarh, June 22
The Municipal Corporation in the Chandigarh (MCC) is planning to acquire a mechanised sweeping machine that can clear 40 sq km of area of dust, leaves, garbage and small pieces of debris in eight hours.

Mohali Bal Bhavan ready
SAS Nagar, June 22
Work on the over Rs 1-crore state-level Bal Bhavan in Phase IV here is almost complete and it is likely to be inaugurated soon.


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