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Entrance test for enrolment in PhD
Teachers, too, will have to take exam
Chandigarh, July 4
Teachers who have not cleared their National Eligibility Test(NET) before their appointment and are keen to do a PhD now will have to appear for a written test at par with other students. The decision has led to resentment among the teaching fraternity.

3 arrested in Pala murder case

Chandigarh, July 4
At least three of the suspects in the murder case of Pal Singh, a former sarpanch of Khuda Alisher village, were arrested by the Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police near the Zirakpur traffic junction today.

Kartar Singh, Kesar Singh and Mohinder Singh, three suspects in the murder case of Pal Singh Pala, a former sarpanch of Khuda Alisher
Kartar Singh, Kesar Singh and Mohinder Singh, three suspects in the murder case of Pal Singh Pala, a former sarpanch of Khuda Alisher, at the Sector 11 police station, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Amusement but at what cost?
SAS Nagar, July 4
A six-year-old lost his life. And an amusement park was closed. But many questions remained to be asked and many lessons needed to be learnt. Do we follow safety instructions at such places where there is a scope for potential danger and following simple instructions can actually mean the difference life between death? Does the management of such spots follow any safety precautions during and after the installation of hi-tech joy rides in their parks? The answer to both is a simple no.

Paid parking in more sectors mooted
Chandigarh, July 4
Close on the heals of introduction of paid parking in Sectors 17, 8 and 9, the municipal corporation is now preparing for the same in Sectors 22, 34 and 35. “The corporation is going to introduce paid parking in Sectors 22, 34 and 35 to de-congest traffic,” sources told Chandigarh Tribune here today.

Members of the CTU Employees and Workers Union protest in support of their demands
Members of the CTU Employees and Workers Union protest in support of their demands in the Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Sweaty days ahead for city residents
Chandigarh, July 4
Despite having enough power at its disposal, the Chandigarh electricity wing does not have a reliable distribution system which can ensure an un-interrupted supply.

Displaying art becomes costlier
Punjab Arts Council doubles hiring charges
Chandigarh, July 4
Display of art creations at the gallery of the Punjab Arts Council in Sector 16 will now entail a heavy cost. Whereas in the past the art gallery in the basement of Punjab Kala Bhavan was favoured by upcoming artists for its promotional nature, this goodwill may now diminish.


Jacob keen on making UT investment-friendly
Chandigarh, July 4
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) said today that the Administration was keen on making the Union Territory a preferred destination for investment in knowledge-based industry for business and tourism. 

Stamp duty reduction enthuses residents
Chandigarh, July 4
Justice may have been delayed but it has not been denied. This was the comment offered here today by Samadhan, a pressure group for social justice, on the reduction of stamp in the UT.

Monsoon arrives in city
Chandigarh, July 4
The south-west monsoon today advanced into parts of Punjab and Haryana including Chandigarh as rains continued to lash Himachal since yesterday, the Meteorological Office said here.

City gets first monsoon showers
Chandigarh, July 4
Monsoon has arrived in the city catching revelers unawares as it deprived them of the joy of bathing in the first showers because the rain god came in the night.

Clouds of joy: Welcome to City Beautiful — No board with any such message was there to greet the monsoon clouds, but they were given a warm reception by residents on Thursday. — Photo Karam Singh

Clouds of joy

Prevent leaves from entering drains: MC
Chandigarh, July 4
Expressing concern over the blockage of drains due to leaves and other garbage strewn all over the city roads and streets, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has asked residents to cooperate.

Living peacefully in the abode of Shiva
Chandigarh, July 4
He may appear to be just another sadhu with flowing tresses and saffron clothes, synonymous to India, but the frail and short-statured body of 32-year-old Swami Bikash Giri is an embodiment of unusual determination and devotion for Lord Shiva, which saw him surviving even in minus 45 degrees in the winter months in Mansarovar.

A brush with danger
Chandigarh, July 4
A Panchkula resident, cruising down a road cutting through Sector 18, had a narrow escape when the branches of a fallen tree shattered the front windshield of the car she was driving late on Wednesday evening. The tree, lying almost in the middle of the road, was not removed till late this morning.
The branches of an uprooted tree posed a threat to commuters
The branches of an uprooted tree posed a threat to commuters for over four days in Sector 18. The front windshield of a Panchkula doctor’s car was shattered late on Wednesday evening. — Photos Pankaj Sharma

Frenchman on peace mission
Chandigarh, July 4
He looks like a groom, dressed in an immaculate red kurta and pyjama. He even wears a garland and a “pagri”. But French national Sylvain Ovenel Aka Syrun is not here to get married. He is out on a peace mission.


2 women arrested
Chandigarh, July 4
The Chandigarh police arrested two women, including a pimp, involved in flesh trade near Batra cinema in Sector 37 here today. According to information available, Shruti (28) and Ravinder Kaur, alias Sapna (25), have been booked under the relevant sections of the Immoral Traffic Act.

Death turns out to be case of murder
Panchkula, July 4
A case of inquest, where a young man from Ambala had died under mysterious circumstances in 2000, has finally turned out to be a case of murder. Surinder Rana, hailing from Ambala, had died under mysterious circumstances while he was at the house of his mistress.


Ebony turnover touches Rs 68 crore
Chandigarh, July 4
The annual turnover of the Ebony Retail Holding Ltd. has reached Rs 68 crore during the 2001-02 with a net profit of over Rs 1 crore. Within a span of eight years, the company has opened seven stores across six cities and plans to open two other stores at Amritsar and Faridabad in the next few days. It is also launching a Monsoon Madness at the stores from July 6 to July 28 to offer big discounts to customers through scratch and win card offer.


1,142 students admitted to Class XI
Chandigarh, July 4
High percentages, science streams, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, and GMSSS-35. The second day of the centralised admissions to Class XI government schools in GMSSS-23 belonged to them.

Swami Vivekanand remembered
Chandigarh, July 4
The NSS Department of Panjab University, Dev Samaj College of Education and the traders’ union organised a function at Badheri village to mark the martyrdom day of Swami Vivekanand here today.

Interviews for LLB on July 8
Chandigarh, July 4
Interviews for fresh admissions to LLB course at Panjab University will be conducted on July 8. This includes interviews for all categories under general and reserved categories except sports and NRIs, an official press release said here today.


CPC amendments draw mixed response
Chandigarh, July 4
The much-awaited amendments to the Civil Procedure Code have finally come into effect from July 1. The changes, though largely aimed at speeding up trials in civil cases, are drawing mixed responses from advocates who are apprehensive about effective implementation of these changes.


An artist with a free soul
Chandigarh, July 4
Life according to Deepak Tandon is all about accidents and thereby discoveries which can not always be associated with well defined meanings. So the miniature paintings this Delhi-based artist is exhibiting in Art Folio, enables you to experience the spontaneity of an accident leaving you agape at the wonders of nature. The works that include about 20 works on flora and fauna give a glimpse of the self taught potentialities of the artist. Be it cactus blooming in well coordinated colour scheme or a landscape in monochromatic tones of green, the approach to reach the subject is absolutely fresh and aesthetically sound.

A painting by Deepak Tandon on display at Art Folio in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

A painting by Deepak Tandon on display at Art Folio in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Water in a glorious frame
Chandigarh, July 4
Writing about art is like dancing about architecture. In fact, any piece of art that inspires the deepest thought needs to be left just at that, for words can seldom do justice to the glory of nature. On view at Alliance Francaise Art gallery in Sector 36 are awe-inspiring works by Tarun Chopra, who has captured the best moments in time.

Thriller maestros at it again
THE tried-and-tested formula could be dead in 2002. On the other hand, Abbas-Mastan, the thriller maestros known for their romantic musicals with a thriller touch, may manage to keep the faith alive with their new movie ‘Humraaz’. The unusual thriller which features Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna, Amisha Patel and Johnny Lever will see a release today at Jagat, Chandigarh, and K.C., Panchkula. This one is produced by Venus Records and Tapes Pvt Ltd.


Sector 42 badminton hall needs upgrading
Chandigarh, July 4
Chandigarh has once again got the nod to hold this year’s North Zone Inter-state Badminton Championship which is likely to be held from September 7 to 9.


Enforcement panel meeting on July 15
Chandigarh, July 4
Recommendations for a new enforcement strategy were today delayed at least for a week with the Enforcement Committee of the Municipal Corporation deciding to hold another meeting on July 15.

Few takers for commercial sites
Panchkula, July 4
The auction of commercial sites in various sectors drew a poor response with just 12 of the 114 sites put on auction being sold today. The authorities had hoped for a better response, especially after the last successful auction of commercial sites in various sectors in May.

UT Market Committee may hold Apni Mandis
Chandigarh, July 4
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh may ask the Market Committee of the Union Territory to organise Apni (kisan) Mandis in the city from now onwards. Earlier, the Punjab Mandi Board was organising these mandis.


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