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PU set for major fee hike
Chandigarh, May 27
Panjab University is all set for a major fee hike on the campus and its affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session (2003-2004).
A formal decision to this effect has been taken by a high-level committee, “in protest” against the Punjab Government’s fee hike decision.

Noisy scenes at MC meeting
Chandigarh, May 27
Noisy scenes was witnessed at the Municipal Corporation meeting today, with the report of the all-party committee against privatisation of sanitation being put to the vote despite the ruling Congress’ opposition, followed by Mayor Subhash Chawla’s surprising decision to withdraw the vote.

Octroi staff on looting spree?
SAS Nagar, May 27
With barely a month to go before the abolition of octroi in Punjab, residents of the township have alleged that the private contractor responsible for the collection of the tax at the SAS Nagar border is on a last-minute “looting spree”.


Inmates’ dance ‘show’: probe ordered
Chandigarh, May 27
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today ordered an inquiry into yesterday’s incident of a dance performance by three girls lodged in the Burail jail on the charges of flesh trade. Official sources said the SDM (South), Ms Madhvi Kataria, has been directed to submit the report within a week.

I found spiritual strength in India: Yana
Chandigarh, May 27
Yana Synkova Gupta has endless charms. Even while you are still struggling to crack the mystery behind her adorable peaches and cream complexion, the calmness of her persona mystifies the affair further. The immediate urge is to scratch her past — from her birth in Brno in the Czech Republic and her early foray into the world of fashion to her escapades in Europe and Japan and her final ‘refuge’ in the spiritually-rich India. Settled in Pune for the past three years, Yana blushes the moment you mention the man in her life — Satya Gupta, her Indian husband, who is quite averse to publicity, unlike Yana, whose tryst with fame doesn’t seem to end.


MC to issue fresh guidelines to parking contractors
Chandigarh, May 27
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to issue fresh guidelines to contractors of paid/pass parking sites in the city following several complaints by residents regarding the allocation of these sites and the parking fee being charged from non-government employees and the public.

MC meeting on cantilever issue
Chandigarh, May 27
The Municipal Corporation here today reiterated its March 27, 2002, resolution demanding delinking the issue of removal of cantilevers and development in five villages and Mani Majra, at a meeting held here today.

House flays anti-encroachment drive
Chandigarh, May 27
The Municipal Corporation House here today condemned the style of anti-encroachment drive and demanded a CBI inquiry into the “collusion” between those officers, who had allowed encroachments to take place during the past 20 to 30 years, with encroachers.

HUDA discusses transfer of roads to MC
Panchkula, May 27
The Haryana Urban Development Authority today initiated discussions for transfer of roads and public parks to the Municipal Council here. Among others present at the meeting were the SE, HUDA, Mr S.C. Malik, the SE Horticulture, Mr Jogi Ram, and the Executive Officer of MC, Mr O.P. Sihag, the MC President, Mrs Seema Chaudhary and the Vice President, Mrs Kuljit Waraich.

One-day trip for visually impaired kids
SAS Nagar, May 27
Visually impaired children from HP, Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab were taken on a one-day trip by the National Society for the Child Artists here today. The trip was organised in connection with the 39th death anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.

Visually impaired children from Sector 26 blind institute enjoy a picnic at Thunder Zone, near SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph.

Visually impaired children from Sector 26 blind institute enjoy a picnic at Thunder Zone, near SAS Nagar

Tributes paid to Pt Nehru
Chandigarh, May 27
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today paid homage to the first Prime Minister of the country Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Tributes were paid to the first Prime Minister.

Congress leaders pay homage to Pandit Nehru on his death anniversary in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Congress leaders pay homage to Pandit Nehru on his death anniversary in Chandigarh


One held for stealing diamonds
Chandigarh, May 27
The police yesterday arrested Harmanpreet Singh, a resident of Amritsar district, for allegedly stealing 126 pieces of diamond worth Rs 2.50 lakh from the Sector 34 residence of Mr Mohinder Singh here yesterday. The stolen items had been seized from the possession of Harmanpreet.

3 held for stalling demolition drive
Panchkula, May 27
The police has arrested three persons- Surjan Singh, Kulbir Singh and Niranjan Singh on charges of stalling a demolition drive by the Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Raipur Rani and encroaching on the government land.


Scheme to educate disabled kids launched
Chandigarh, May 27
With the Integrated Education for Disabled Children Scheme being inaugurated in the city today, physically challenged students can now aspire to walk alongside their contemporaries through the hallowed halls of educational institutions.

Proud moment for 3 city students
Chandigarh, May 27
It was a proud moment for three city students — Vinay, Priyanka Khandelwal and Harshabad. Excitement broke loose in their homes as they came to know about their tremendous performance in pre-medical entrance tests held by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Inertia & Friction
All objects on earth resist change in motion or state of rest and this resistance is called inertia. When an object is stationary, a force is required to overcome its inertia and move it. The larger the mass of a body, greater is the force required.


Notice on bail plea of Bhardwaj
ust over a fortnight after the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the Sector 22 residence of Chandigarh’s suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj, Mr Justice Varinder Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on his petition seeking grant of anticipatory bail in a bribery case.

Order reserved on Gupta’s bail plea
Chandigarh, May 27
A local court today reserved its order on the bail application moved by suspended District and Sessions Judge R.M.Gupta for tomorrow. The application moved by Mr Gupta came up for hearing before the UT CBI Special Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, who heard the arguments from both sides for more than an hour.


Catching the coffee fever
offee culture is fast spreading in the City Beautiful, thanks to a large number of coffee parlours which have opened in the recent past in its different sectors. The credit for promoting the coffee aggressively goes primarily to Baritsa coffee, the premium espresso coffee bar which has set up at least three outlets in the city.

Elevating the ‘‘barber profession’’ to art form
r Vismay Sharma, Director, L’Oreal Professional Products Division, India, inaugurated Tress Lounge, Chandigarh’s First salon in collaboration with L’Oreal Professional and the Second in North India last week.

Mr Vismay Sharma poses with a model’s photograph in Tress Lounge in Sector 8.
— Tribune Photo Pankaj Sharma

Mr Vismay Sharma poses with a model’s photograph in Tress Lounge in Sector 8


Data centres for diseases remain on paper
Chandigarh, May 27
Despite a WHO proposal for setting up a centralised data collection centre for various diseases in every state, the proposal has been gathering dust as the UT Health Department has failed to tabulate the statistics for malaria, dengue, cholera, tuberculosis and other ailments.

DC chairs meeting on pulse polio
Panchkula, May 27
A meeting of the District Coordination Committee was held today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Satwanti Ahlawat for discussing preparations for the sub-national round of the Pulse Polio Campaign, to be held on July 1.

GMCH sweepers stage dharna
Chandigarh May 27
Members of the Contractual Sweepers Union of Government Medical College and Hospital today staged a dharna in protest against the retrenchment of some members by the private agency which had hired them.


Two leave for Germany meet
Chandigarh, May 27
Chetan Preet Kaur and Navdeep Dhillon today left for Suhl (Germany) for international shooting competitions which will begin from May 28. The three-member shooting team is lead by Meena Kumari, another star shooter of the country.


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