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Admission to PU evening classes goes tough
Chandigarh, June 30
Students of the Department of Evening Studies at Panjab University will have to submit an affidavit with admission forms to prove that they are actually working either in private or government sector before seeking admission from the current academic session.

Overpopulation of fish led to asphyxiation
Chhat Bir (Patiala), June 30
Close on the heels of the controversy of inbreeding of lions, which has led to their overpopulation at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, the authorities are now faced with the ‘problem of plenty’ of fish in the zoo lake.
A fisherman holds fish that died because of shortage of oxygen in the water of artificial lake A fisherman holds fish that died because of shortage of oxygen in the water of artificial lake at Chhat Bir Zoo, near Chandigarh. — Photo Karam Singh


Unique treat for select football fans
Chandigarh, June 30
Had it not been for the life-size screen at Kiran Theatre, the victory of Brazil over Germany in the soccer World Cup final could not have become a moment of ecstasy for 500 odd fans who were selected for the special screening of the final clash between the titans. 

Excited viewers stand in applause while watching the World Cup Football final at Kiran Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 
Excited viewers stand in applause while watching the World Cup Football final at Kiran Theatre

Spice mobile services play truant
Chandigarh, June 30
Mobile service subscribers in the city, who are facing problems for the past many days, were anguished today when mobile services of Spice network were hit in the morning and again in the late evening. According to information, the services were affected due to a technical snag in the network.

The stray animal containment drive launched by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has proved a total failure with the number of such animals increasing day by day causing a lot of problems for the common man.
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Supplementary statement recorded
SAS Nagar, June 30
The police today recorded supplementary statement in the case of drowning of six-year-old Rishab in the wave pool of the Thunder Zone Amusement Park, situated on the SAS Nagar-Sirhind road, on Friday. The aggrieved family has urged the police that unless the park authorities make necessary security arrangements on the compound, the park should be prohibited from functioning.

Pinjore to have amusement park
Pinjore, June 30
An amusement park is all set to come up at the historical Yadvindra Gardens here in order to check the dwindling tourist flow. Sources in the state Tourism Department said that approximately three acres of land one on side of the garden , near the newly constructed Site Museum, has been allocated for the park. 

‘Media ethics paramount’
Chandigarh, June 30
Media information users and various sections of society should form associations to monitor individual news organisations’ adherence to ethics. This observation was made at the conclusion of the two-day seminar on “Media Ethics: Concerns and Accountability”, here yesterday.

Beauty contest turns out to be ugly
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chandigarh audience seems to have awakened to the reality that poor shows are being organised in the name of beauty contests. It was proved when a sizeable number of them kept walking out in between the rounds of poorly organised “Mr and Miss India North — 2002” that took place at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 on Friday.

Sectors 7, 18 go without power
Panchkula, June 30
With the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam working to replace a 6 KV transformer in the Sector 1 substation here with a 12.5 KV transformer, residents of Sectors 7 and 18 are feeling the heat.

36 dogs vaccinated
Chandigarh, June 30
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Animals (SPCA), Chandigarh, organised a free anti-rabic vaccination and deworming camp for dogs in Sector 24-C on Sunday. About 36 dogs were immunised against rabies, 38 dogs were dewormed and two were treated for scabies.


62-yr-old found dead at Saketri
Panchkula, June 30
Mystery shrouds the death of a 62-year- old man in Saketri here this morning. The man was found dead near Manav Colony this morning. It is learnt that some passer-by spotted a body at around 9 a.m. today. The victim was wearing only his underclothes and a pint of liquor was lying near his body.


Incentives for edible oil producers
Chandigarh, June 30
The new food policy, to be announced shortly, will provide special incentives for edible oil producers, especially rice bran oil producers in the country. Since the country is importing more than 40 lakh tonnes of edible oil annually, the government plans to encourage farmers to plant cash crops on a large scale especially oilseeds instead of following the traditional wheat-paddy rotation.

Khandelia to head industries body
Chandigarh, June 30
The elections of the Industries Association of Chandigarh were held here on Thursday. Mr Devi Prasad Khandelia and Mr H.L. Vij were elected president and vice-president respectively for the year 2002-03.

Cane handicraft on display
Chandigarh, June 30
Purbashree Emporium of the North Eastern handicraft and Handloom Development Corporation has brought a cane and bamboo treat for city residents. The art and craft exhibition, which was inaugurated at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 on Friday, offers a huge collection of cane and bamboo products besides ethnic dresses from the north-eastern hill states.
North-Eastern handicrafts and handlooms on display at Lajpat Rai Bhavan
North-Eastern handicrafts and handlooms on display at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph


Moldovan varsity offers courses
Chandigarh, June 30
The State Medical and Pharmaceutical University in the Republic of Moldova has opened up options for medical students in India. The university has reportedly enrolled 560 students belonging to 22 different countries.

Mohali boy tops in Ropar district
SAS Nagar, June 30
Iqbal Singh Shergill, a student of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, here, who had stood third in Punjab in the Class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board, has stood first in the Ropar district. The result was declared here today.

Representation in PU  Senate
Chandigarh, June 30
A committee has recommended to allow representation to non-teaching staff in the university Senate. A resolution in this regard was moved by Mr Satya Pal Jain in the last meeting of the Senate.


Aaj De Bhagat Singh strikes a chord
Chandigarh, June 30
The social relevance of Sardar Gursharan Singh’s plays never seems to diminish. After exposing the rotten political system, through the powerful medium of theatre, the playwright-director was again at his creative best yesterday, with another meaningful production at Tagore Theatre.

A medley of presentations at Press Club
Chandigarh, June 30
The 15-day summer workshop conducted on the premises of Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, concluded today with a medley of presentations by about 100 children who took part in the fun workshop. On the concluding day today, the children put forth their creative best not only in the field of performing arts but also in the area of arts.
Children perform at the concluding function of a 15-day workshop at Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children perform at the concluding function of a 15-day workshop

Panchkula to have ‘sahitya akademi’
Panchkula, June 30
A “sahitya akademi” for Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages will be established at Mansa Devi Complex and an auditorium is also being constructed in Sector 5 to promote cultural activities in the city.


Upgradation of PGI’s Urology Dept okayed
Chandigarh, June 30
The Government of India has approved funds for the upgradation of PGI's Department of Urology into Advanced Centre for Urology as part of the institute's 10th five-year plan.

Workshop on AIDS, female foeticide
SAS Nagar, June 30
The Family Planning Association of India, Mohali branch, under its IPPF Japan Trust Fund sponsored project, organised a training workshop on AIDS and female foeticide for truckers in collaboration with the management of Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Shaheed on the National Highway No 21 here today.

‘Increase medical allowance’
Chandigarh, June 30
The Association of Retired Officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department here today sought enhancement of fixed medical allowance and improvement in the Central Government Health Scheme.


PCA Stadium to be expanded
Chandigarh, June 30
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has drawn up an ambitious plan to expand the north pavilion of the PCA stadium at SAS Nagar. This was decided at the executive committee meeting of the association held yesterday at the stadium. 

Shikha, Tejinder win carrom titles
Chandigarh, June 30
Shikha Nanda of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, and Tejinder Harry of the ICICI Bank, bagged away with women and men singles titles, respectively, in the Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Carrom Ranking Tournament played here today at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. In the women’s final, Shikha outwitted Anjali Negi with ease at 18-07,18-10. Earlier, Shikha had upset the defending champion Saroj Chandel in the semifinals at 4-18, 24-11,18-12.


New courts block to have lift soon
Chandigarh, June 30
The UT Administration has finally decided to install a lift and renovate toilets in the district court complex at a cost of about Rs 20 lakh. The idea behind the move is to help hundreds of daily visitors to the lower courts who have been facing a lot of inconvenience on account of non-availability of the lift facility and poor condition of the toilets in the court complex.


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