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University likely to reschedule admissions
‘Student interest kept in mind’
Chandigarh, June 25
Panjab University is likely to reschedule the admissions for postgraduate courses offered on the campus in the light that the results of BA III are expected a day after the last date for submission of admission forms.

BSNL launches ‘cheque-drop boxes’
Chandigarh, June 25
The BSNL telephone subscribers will no longer have to stand in queues to deposit their bills through cheques or cash at the nigam counters. The BSNL has provided them the facility to drop their cheques into the ‘‘ cheque-drop boxes, ’’ installed at 16 different places in the city.

GMCH clerk remanded in graft case
Chandigarh, June 25
The UT Vigilance Department yesterday arrested an employee of Government Medical College Hospital -32 for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and for submitting affidavit giving false information to get government accommodation in the city.



Sect 11 rehri market dhabas raided
Adulterated food being sold
Chandigarh, June 25
Food inspectors of the UT Health Department raided dhabas at the Sector 11 rehri market here today after receiving information that these dhabas were selling adulterated food prepared in unhygienic conditions.

A team of food inspectors from the prevention of food adulteration cell of the General Hospital, Sector 16, collects samples from a dhaba in Sector 11 rehri market on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

A team of food inspectors from the prevention of food adulteration cell of the General Hospital, Sector 16, collects samples from a dhaba in Sector 11 rehri market on Tuesday.

Hoteliers move HC over Admn’s decision
Chandigarh, June 25
Issuing notice of motion for July 22 on a petition filed by the Hotel Association of Chandigarh seeking directions for quashing a note in a notification allowing without charge the use of upper floor office space for lodging and guest houses, besides hotels, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that “the change of use granted by the UT Administration hereinafter shall be subject to the final decision of the case”.


Pollution due to suspended particles on the rise
Chandigarh, June 25
Pollution caused due to suspended particles in the air is on the rise in the city. In the past four years, the graph has gone upwards. On the other hand, thankfully, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are well below the standard limits for gauging ambient air quality. The solution is to plant more and more trees.

Govt adamant despite protests
Chandigarh, June 25
An agitation of trade unions and federations of employees of various corporations, boards and department of Punjab for the past many days has so far failed to impress the state government to make any announcement on the Disinvestment Commission in favour of employees. The Budget session is coming to close tomorrow.

Power cuts irk Mohali residents
SAS Nagar, June 25
The power supply situation here is attracting strong criticism, with complaints being received from consumers in different phases.
The common complaints relate to frequent supply disruption, low voltage and unannounced power cuts, adding to the woes of residents during the summer.

Filing of IT returns simplified
Chandigarh, June 25
From now on income tax assessees will not have to fill in the cumbersome 10-page form as part of the income tax return filing process for the year ending March 31, 2002. Instead, members of the public filing their tax returns will have to use the form called “saral”.

MC staff remove tiled pavement
Chandigarh, June 25
The encroachment wing of the Municipal Corporation removed the tiled pavement in Sector 28 market here today. The pavement had been built by the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation itself.

Tiles fixed by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh outside showrooms being uprooted by its own enforcement wing in Sector 28 on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Tiles fixed by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh outside showrooms being uprooted by its own enforcement wing in Sector 28 on Tuesday.

Rally in support of Punwire staff
SAS Nagar, June 25
Representatives of trade unions held a rally here today in support of the demands of Punwire employees.
The rally, which was held at the Balongi road barrier, demanded that Punwire should be made operational again and the staff be paid their salaries pending for a period of more than two years.

Rules for public inconvenience
VISIT to the Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh is a blunt reminder to the common man that his life is worse than a dog. It is an experience and exercise in humiliation where the helplessness of the man in the street stares him in the face and makes him envious of those who break the rules with impunity due to their position and status in society.

Army wives donate blood for soldiers
OTHING is impossible in the profession of arms, provided the leader at each level sets an example for his subordinates. This is how a good leader mesmerises his jawans to accomplish any task that sets for them.

Power failure in Sec 17
Chandigarh, June 25
Power supply to the city's main commercial centre, Sector 17, failed this morning as an indoor transformer got damaged leading to power failure of more than six hours. The damaged transformer was wedged between two transformers and the crane could not reach it, thus the transformers on both sides of the damaged one were switched off to enable the staff to work.

Brothers killed in mishap
Panchkula, June 25
Tragedy struck at Railla village late last night when two brothers were crushed to death by a vehicle. The deceased — Surjit Singh (50) and Sant Singh (40) — died while on their way to hospital.


4 booked for immoral trafficking
Panchkula, June 25
The police has booked four persons, including a woman, on charges of immoral trafficking. They were arrested from a guest-house in Sector 12, here last night.
It is learnt that the special cell of the police led by Sub Inspector Fateh Singh had received a tip-off on the illegal activity going on in the guest-house.

Woman found dead
Chandigarh, June 25
A 22-year-old married woman, Geeta, was found dead at her Panjab University residence here today. Her body was found hanging from an iron rod fixed on the ceiling of a room.


Digital cameras launched
Chandigarh, June 25
Jupiter Infosys Limited, one of the biggest distributors of International IT brands in the country, has launched two premium digital cameras — Frontech Classycam and Slimcam. What makes these cameras unique is the fact that they are a digital camera, a digital camcorder and a PC camera rolled into one.


Last date of BCA, B.Com extended
Chandigarh, June 25
The last date for submission of forms for BCA, B.Com, M.Sc ( IT) and M.Com has been extended till July 13.
According to information, late declaration of Class XII results in humanities stream by the Punjab School Education Board and delay in despatching of marksheets by the Haryana School Education Board has led to the extension.

Why model schools are the ‘preferred ones’
Chandigarh, June 25
If you think you can walk into a “good” government school and get admission in Class XI, read this: For obtaining admission in “top” seven or eight Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, as many as 9,000 applications have so far been received. There are a total of 28 Government Senior Secondary Schools in the city.

Principals, teachers hold dharna
Chandigarh, June 25
On a call of the joint action committee, members of managements, Principals, teachers and non teaching staff of 160 non-government- affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh held a dharna at the Matka Chowk here in protest against policies of the Punjab Government that includes non payment of salaries to teachers and 35 per cent cut in the grant in aid, besides others.
Punjab and Chandigarh teachers stage a dharna at the Matka chowk in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Punjab and Chandigarh teachers stage a dharna at the Matka chowk in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

M.A. English admission rescheduled
Chandigarh, June 25
Admissions to MA II English are likely to be rescheduled because students complaining of “unfair marking” in MA I and university agreed to wait for “special re-evaluation results.”


Medical record
Chandigarh, June 25
Issuing notice of motion for July 16 on a petition filed by Panjab University senator Paramjit Singh Pammi seeking directions to the state of Punjab for implementing an order passed by a Special Judge regarding the provision of B-class facility, along with better health care facilities, at Patiala Central Jail, Mr Justice J.S. Khehar and Mr Justice Jasbir Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday asked the respondents to produce the medical record pertaining to the petitioner’s health during the course of his custody.


Dance groups return disappointed
Sent back on opening day of Manali festival
Chandigarh, June 25
For the artistes of Kerala and Orissa who had gone to Manali to perform at the three-day summer festival organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), the experience will remain a harrowing one. Thanks to the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the NZCC.

Dance workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 25
Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 41, here was the venue for the concluding show of a dance workshop organised by Naveen Nritya Kala Kendra. The month-long workshop on folk dances and kathak today met its finale with children putting forth their graceful best.

Children during the kathak and folk dance workshop at Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 41, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Children during the kathak and folk dance workshop at Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 41, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


AIDS awareness camp for hair-dressers
Chandigarh, June 25
The Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, organised an AIDS awareness camp for hair-dressers in Sector 35 here today. As many as 74 hair-dressers attended the camp.


SI suspended for registering false cases
Chandigarh, June 25
Within less than a fortnight, three sub inspectors of the Chandigarh Police have been suspended. Today, SI Ram Singh, posted at the Sector 19 police station, was suspended for allegedly registering false cases against two persons. He was suspended following an inquiry conducted by DSP, Sujrit Singh.

Prohibitory orders extended
Chandigarh, June 25
Orders banning carrying of licensed firearms in public places were extended following an order of the District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today. The orders, which into force tomorrow, will remain in force till August 24.


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