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12 city students clear Civil Services exam
Chandigarh, May 1
It was celebration time for around 12 civil services aspirants who crossed the final hurdle of the All-India Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the final merit list of which was released today.


Servant had planned murder: cops
Panchkula, May 1
Achint Bahadur, alias Sanat, the Nepalese domestic help in the Bishnoi household for the past over two years, had planned the murder of Suresh Bala. The police presumes that he was upset over being rebuked time and again for not doing his job properly.

2 more kidnappers held
Panchkula, May 1
The police has arrested two more persons in connection with the kidnapping of 18-year-old Sachin Garg and recovered Rs 38.5 lakh from them.



Black films’ misuse: 42 challaned
Chandigarh, May 1
The traffic police challaned 42 vehicles for misuse of black films here today. A month-long special drive was launched to check the unauthorised use of black films and on the first day, the police had set up four nakas in different parts of the city.

Admn seeks ministry’s help
Report on PGI patient’s death
Chandigarh, May 1
The UT administration has sought the help of the Union Health Ministry to obtain a copy of the PGI inquiry report in the case of the death of a patient, allegedly due to doctors negligence, so that after ascertaining the culpability of the doctors the issue can be settled.

Common man ‘hit’ by TRAI policy
Chandigarh, May 1
“Interests of common household consumers have been put at stake by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in its latest tariff/connectivity policy for different service providers, to be implemented from May 1.’’ 



Tribune staff seek new wage board
Chandigarh, May 1
The Tribune Employees Union demanded immediate setting up of a wage board for the newspaper employees. Speakers said that a new wage board had fallen due in view of the rising cost of living and the increased profits of the newspaper houses. The demand was made at a rally organised in connection with May Day to pay homage to the Chicago martyrs.

Gate rallies, demonstrations on May Day
Chandigarh, May 1
Lack of enthusiasm, archaic jargons and a lurking fear of adjusting to a competitive, privatised, globalised market and a changing paradigm of ‘hire the productive one and fire the unproductive’ loomed large over the May Day functions in the city today.

Members of the Joint Platform of Mass Organisations organise a rally to mark the May Day in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune Photograph

Post office queues disappoint residents
SAS Nagar, May 1
“I came to withdraw money from the post office in Phase I under the monthly income scheme but went back after seeing a long queue. I came again the next day but went back disappointed as the position was no better. 

‘Cops trying to bail out accused’
Chopra’s family writes to CM
SAS Nagar, May 1
A few days before the SAS Nagar police is to file a challan in the Kharar court against the five men accused of killing the UT Executive Engineer V.K. Chopra, his family has written to the Chief Minister that a move is on within the crime branch of the Punjab police to get two of the three main accused out on bail. 

Tankers supply water to colonies
Chandigarh, May 1
Residents of Colony Number 5 and adjoining areas have been facing drinking water shortage forcing the municipal corporation to supply water through tankers. The shortage was caused after supply lines developed cracks following construction of a road a week ago.

Death of 8 stray cows confirmed
Chandigarh, May 1
Amidst a hue and cry over the recent deaths of stray cows in the Sector 45 gaushala and initial denial terming them as routine deaths, the authorities have confirmed deaths of eight of them in the past seven days.

Capt Tomar cremated
Panchkula, May 1
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at the Manimajra cremation ground where the mortal remains of pilot Kishan Tomar, who was killed in a copter crash near Manali, was consigned to the flames this morning.

Stamp in honour of journalist
Chandigarh, May 1
A commemorative postage stamp is being released tomorrow by the Department of Posts in honour of well known journalist Durga Dass (1900-1974). In Chandigarh, it will be released at Philatelic Bureau, GPO, Chandigarh.

From pillar to post in search of wife
Chandigarh, May 1
A resident of Vikas Nagar in Mauli Jagroan, Ashwani Kumar, is running from pillar to post to trace his missing wife, Kulwinder.
The complainant, who runs a small business in Mani Majra, in his complaint at the Mani Majra police station, alleged that his in laws had kept his wife at their house in Nagal Ambia, Shahkot (Jalandhar).

The SARS threat
he other day I saw a man wearing a mask, passing in front of my house. The sight of the mask troubled me and I nervously asked him: “Bhai sahib, is there a SARS victim in our mohalla?” He replied: “No! but around the corner there’s a heap of garbage with mosquitoes breeding and dogs somersaulting on it.

Aeronautical Society meeting today
Chandigarh, May 1
The National Executive Council of the Aeronautical Society of India will hold its meeting here tomorrow.

LPG supply to resume today
Chandigarh, May 1
Even as the LPG Distributors Association observed a day-long strike today, the oil industry assured the distributors that their issue of the allotment of godown sites would be sorted out at the earliest. 

Dairy owners’ issue: BJP team meets Jacob
Chandigarh, May 1
The BJP, which had been training its guns at the Congress-ruled Municipal Corporation for the rehabilitation of dairy owners, here yesterday met the UT Administrator Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) to demand the allotment of an alternative site for dairy owners.



Man hurt in attack
Chandigarh, May 1
A resident of Sector 47, Ajay Kumar Sharma, was injured after four persons allegedly attacked him here last night. As per information, Ajay received injuries on his head and was admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. His condition was said to be out of danger.

Attack on lawyer’s house, vehicles smashed
SAS Nagar, May 1
Two persons “attacked” the Phase VII house of Mr Hardayal Singh Hundal, former president of the District Bar Association, who is now, practicing in the Chandigarh District Courts, here late yesterday. 


REVA to be launched today
Chandigarh, May 1
The pollution free battery-run car, REVA, will be formally launched at 4 p.m. tomorrow by the Secretary Science and Technology, Mr M.P. Singh. REVA is a zero emission vehicle. Its running cost is less than 28 paise per km and the cost of maintenance is 60 per cent less as compared to other small cars. 



PU B.Com to have practical exam
Chandigarh, May 1
In a revamp of the existing course structure, Panjab University has introduced marks for a practical examination in the B.Com degree which will be added to the annual examination results.

Two PU teachers on Sahitya Akademi board
Chandigarh, May 1
Two teachers of Panjab University have been nominated to the advisory board of the Sahitya Akademi, an official press note said here yesterday. The Sahitya Akademi, has nominated Prof Aruna Goel of the Department of Sanskrit, as member of the advisory board of the language.

KV-31 students present cultural show
Chandigarh, May 1
Students of the Sector 31 Kendriya Vidyalaya presented a number of songs and folk dances like ‘garba’ and ‘bhangra’ at Lecma Hall in Air Force Station here today.

Students observe World Earth Day
Chandigarh, May 1
To make children aware of the need for maintaining a clean and healthy environment, ‘World Earth Day’ was observed at the Sector 7, C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School here.

Good show by Pinjore KV
Chandigarh, May 1
Mass participation by students in a welcome song and dance number was the highlight of the fifth annual day function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pinjore, held at the Men’s Club Auditorium, Group Centre, Central Reserve Police Force , Pinjore, yesterday. 

HISTORY— The first Indian tourist to England
irza Abu Taleb Khan was the first Indian in modern times to have visited a foreign land of his own volition and written about it with the aim of informing his readers as to his adventures and conditions of that far of land.

School World Helpline
am often confronted with both serious child problems and marital difficulties and in such situations, an important question that arises, is whether intervention efforts should focus on the child or on the marriage?


Consider keeping orders in abeyance, HC tells HUDA
Resumption of post office building
Chandigarh, May 1
Taking up a petition filed by the Union of India for quashing an order directing the resumption of a Sector 8 Panchkula building that housed a post office, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Haryana Urban Development Authority and other respondents to consider the feasibility of keeping the orders in abeyance.



Milind Soman poses with Natanya Singh MinhasMilind now in producer’s role
Chandigarh, May 1
With a string of performances to his credit, Milind Soman has all the reasons to feel complacent about his achievements. And with creative endeavour still beckoning him, he has every reason to go farther still.

Milind Soman poses with Natanya Singh Minhas, a Chandigarh girl, who has bagged a lead role opposite him in the Parto Ghosh film, ‘Surya’. — photo Pankaj Shama

Nod to art gallery for Lalit Kala Akademi
Chandigarh, May 1
The long wait of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi to have its own art gallery seems to be finally over with the final nod coming from the Chandigarh Administration to convert the basement of the State Library building in Sector 34, into a gallery for the akademi.


VCD case: statement recorded
Chandigarh, May 1
The PGI vigilance cell today recorded the statement of Ms Jaswinder Kaur, daughter of a patient, Ms Basant Kaur, in the VCD controversy dogging the PGI’s Cardiology Department.



City to host junior archery meet
Chandigarh, May 1
Archery will get a big boost in the city, with the allotting of this year’s Junior National Archery Championship to the Chandigarh Archery Association. As per information, the Archery Association of India has allotted the 26th edition of the national junior boys and girls championship to be held from December 26 to 28, 2003, at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

  • Chess meet

  • One-mile race


New booth allotment rules framed
Chandigarh, May 1
In a move to check people who get booths in lieu of rehris and then do not pay the amount, the Chandigarh Administration today laid down a fresh set of rules, including a penalty clause in case of delayed payments. New rules were also framed for the allotment of booths to auto-mechanics and auto spare part dealers.

Scheme amended
Chandigarh, May 1

The Chandigarh Administration today amended its scheme for the allotment of land to educational institutions.


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