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PU to review rejected cases
Chandigarh , February 27
Panjab University has constituted a high-level committee to re-look into the cases of rejected appointments in various teaching and non- teaching departments by the university senate. 

Dr Minz to hold charge of PGI Dept
Chandigarh, February 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, besides other respondents, to complete deliberations regarding the creation of a separate department of renal transplant surgery.

When innocence charms
When innocence charms: A child admires roses in full bloom at the Rose Garden, Sector 16, which is wearing an exotic look on the eve of Festival of Gardens. — photo Manoj Mahajan



PUDA clears encroachments
SAS Nagar, February 27
In a major demolition drive carried out by a Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority team, a year-old illegal structure blocking one of the main roads of Sector 68 was razed here today.

UK may go in for Indian EVMs
oters turned up in large numbers to exercise their franchise electronically in the just-concluded assembly elections. Of particular interest was the absence of the sharp rhetoric that had often accompanied the use of electronic voting machines in the past.

BJP councillor booked
Panchkula, February 27
The local police has booked BJP Councillor from Ward No. 4 ( Sector 6 ) ,V.K. Sood, on the charges of criminal trespassing. The accused has, however, obtained an interim bail from a local court and termed it as a political rivalry.

Panchkula eatery ‘ducks’ rules
HUDA mum on agreement violation
Flouting HUDA rules
Panchkula, February 27
Flouting rules and regulations laid down by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, a lessee of a cafeteria in a public park here has introduced various “entertainment oriented” sales promotion techniques."

Flouting HUDA rules, an eatery has kept ducks captive to attract customers in Vatika Park, Panchkula. 
— A Tribune photograph



Protest by footpath workers
Chandigarh, February 27
Hundreds of members of the Footpath Workers’ Rozgar Bachao Samiti today held a rally at labour Chowk in protest against the UT Administration’s apathy by neglecting their outstanding demand of providing “dismantling structures” along the roadsides.

Festival of Gardens results
Chandigarh, February 27
Even as the Rose Garden in Sector 16 is all set to welcome visitors to the three-day Festival of Gardens opening tomorrow, the much-awaited results of some categories of contest were today declared. 

Insurance employees’ meeting
Chandigarh, February 27
A general meeting of LIC and general insurance employees was held here today to protest against the government’s move to privatise the insurance sector. Mr N.M. Sundaram president, and Mr K. Venugopal, general secretary of the All-India Insurance Employees’ Association, dwelt at the decisions of the recently held 19 th General Conference of AIIEA at Raipur.

Docs have fun at Springfest
Chandigarh, February 27
For the young doctors at the PGI, it was time to have some fun. Taking a break from their daily routine, the doctors and other staff members, dressed up in casuals, walked up to Bhargava Auditorium for participating in the ongoing annual cultural extravaganza — Springfest-2003.



7 children held for theft
Chandigarh, February 27
The police today arrested seven children from Bapu Dham for allegedly stealing electrical gadgets worth over Rs 50,000. The suspects had unloaded at least three big cartons from a truck parked in the transport area of Sector 26 here today.


Hero Honda to launch cruise bike
Chandigarh, February 27
Hero Honda Autos Limited, which has emerged as the world’s no 1 motor cycle manufacturer, is all set to launch a new 200 cc plus cruise bike by April this year. It would offer another option to the buyers in the limited upper income segment. Despite a marginal fall in the market share in the national market, the company still dominates the Indian market, says Mr Kamal Karmachandani, area manager, Hero Honda Ltd.

Hungry Inn opens
Chandigarh, February 27
The doors of a new restaurant were thrown open to the public here today. Mr Yogeshwar Sharma, CEO of Hungry Inn, Sector 46-C, said the eatery filled the gap of a modern fast food joint-cum-restaurant in the southern sectors.

Seminar by bankers
Chandigarh, February 27
A seminar was organised today by the Indian Institute of Bankers to celebrate its platinum jubilee. According to Mr P.C. Bahman, Assistant General Manager of the Oriental Bank of Commerce and honorary secretary of the institute’s local chapter, the institute is carrying out various activities for the benefit of bankers by conducting classes on JAIIB/CAIIB and seminar on banking and educational activities.

Water purifier with 5-star system
Chandigarh, February 27
Purity of water is of utmost importance for the well-being of a human being as impurities lead to several disorders. JVR Enterprises, a Delhi-based company, dealing exclusively with water purification systems, in a press release here today announced a “water purifier with five star purification system”. 


A short cut to success
Chandigarh, February 27
With students billeted in their study rooms on account of board examinations, which are just round the corner, the lull is being used by coaching centers for competitive tests to update study material and prepare fresh capsule courses. Special emphasis is being laid on "crash courses", for which the students would be making a beeline for during the short interval between the end of the board exams and the entrance tests.

CET forms on sale from today
Chandigarh, February 27
Panjab University in a press release here today announced that prospectus for the Combined Entrance Test to be conducted on May 21 will be available tomorrow onwards.

Dr Rajan visits CIET
Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Dr Y. S. Rajan, (left) during his visit to Chitkara Institute
Chandigarh, February 27
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Dr Y. S. Rajan, visited Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology near Rajpura, today. While interacting with students and the faculty, he spoke about the need for self-awareness amongst the students. 

Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Dr Y. S. Rajan, (left) during his visit to Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology near Rajpura on Thursday.

Govt College-46 annual day
Chandigarh, February 27
The 21st Annual Prize Distribution Function of Government College, Sector 46, was organised today. The Director of Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Dr R. P. Bajpai, was the chief guest.

Tiny tots celebrate annual function
Chandimandir, February 27
Little children of Golden Jubilee Nursery School, here came together to celebrate their annual function. The school was a hub of excitement as tiny tots of LKG and UKG prepared themselves for the function. Also participating in the function were the special children of Asha School.

Carmel Convent holds seminar on biotech
Chandigarh, February 27
On the eve of National Science Day, a seminar on “Biotechnology-2003” was organised at Carmel Convent School here today. The chief guest, Mr M.P. Singh, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, laid emphasis on the importance of biotechnology in today's life.

Strawberry Fields campus best
Strawberry Fields, Sector 24, Chandigarh which has won the first prize for the best maintained schoolChandigarh, February 27
One would expect a school building to display an overabundance of concrete, metal, glass and chrome. Playgrounds if any would usually be barren level playing fields with cemented flooring for easy maintenance. But Strawberry Fields School comes as a surprise.

Strawberry Fields, Sector 24, Chandigarh which has won the first prize for the best maintained school campus at the Festival of Gardens, which begins today.

Creche can be run from residential building
Chandigarh, February 27
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), has allowed the operations of creches — looking after day care needs of small children — from residential buildings. This has been done in public interest keeping in view the norms of urban planning and the requirement of citizens in residential areas of the city.


IT return scam: CA’s pleas allowed
Chandigarh, February 27
A local court has allowed the pleas moved by N.K. Garg, Chartered Accountant, for the release of seized CPUs and to open his office sealed by the UT police after his arrest in an alleged scam related to income tax return on the basis of forged TDS certificates.



Family drama with a message
ajshri Productions (R) Limited presentation ‘Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe’ opens today at Nirman, Chandigarh. It features hazel-eyed Jugal Hansraj and introduces pretty Tina Raana who hails from Delhi. The film gives a chance to both of them to prove their mettle in a family drama that speaks about keeping away from bad company.


Manju emerges best athlete
MCM-DAV-36 eves who took part in the annual athletics
Chandigarh, February 27
Manju Hooda was adjudged best athlete, while Sarda Devi best sportswoman on the concluding day of the annual athletics meet of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, held today on the college premises.

MCM-DAV-36 eves who took part in the annual athletics meet of the college in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photo


New DC: names sent to ministry
Chandigarh, February 27
The Administration has finalised the names of the Deputy Commissioner and the Municipal Commissioner and recommended the same to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for a formal approval and appointment. The sequence of names in their order of preference has been kept a closely guarded secret. 


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