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Slum-dwellers attack Admn team
28 cops among 40 injured; former MP Jain detained, let off
Chandigarh, June 10
More than 40 persons were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a mob of about 1,500 slum-dwellers — agitated over the recent anti-encroachment drive — attacked a team of the Chandigarh Administration, which was removing debris (malba), by pelting them with stones and bricks.
DSP S.S. Randhawa and ADC Inderjit Singh Sandhu, who were injured, come out of the GMCH, Sector 32
DSP S.S. Randhawa and ADC Inderjit Singh Sandhu, who were injured, come out of the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday; and (right) Constable Pardeep Kumar 
with an injured arm. — Tribune photographs


I was unaware of drive’s enormity: PGI Director
Chandigarh, June 10
In less than 24 hours after ‘unauthorised structures’ were demolished at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, the institute Director, Dr S.K. Sharma, today clarified that he was unaware of the enormity of the drive. “Hurting the religious sentiments of the masses was the last thing on my mind”, Dr Sharma asserted.

Demolition drive will  continue: Admn
Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh Administration today said the drive to remove encroachments from government lands will continue till it recaptures its acquired land. Only those who are not entitled to re-settlement and can be branded as “patent encroachers” are making a noise. Some vested interests might have joined hands with them to further their own agenda, a spokesperson for the Administration said.

Did Bhardwaj surrender?
Chandigarh, June 10
Even as the CBI claimed that the suspended Judicial Magistrate, S.S. Bhardwaj, was arrested from a house in Panchkula, Bhardwaj and his counsel denied it, saying that he surrendered before the CBI at its office in Sector 30 this morning.

Index page: Bhardwaj ‘surrenders’

BSP lashes out at Congress, demands govt’s dismissal
Chandigarh, June 10
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today demanded the dismissal of the Congress government in Punjab for its failure to protect the life and property of Dalits in violent incidents at Talhan and other areas of Jalandhar district.

BSP activists protest against the Punjab Government for its alleged failure to protect the life and property of Dalits in Jalandhar, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
BSP activists protest against the Punjab Government for its alleged failure to protect the life and property of Dalits


Councillors oppose hike in water, sewerage charges
SAS Nagar, June 10
Municipal councillors from the opposition group have opposed any hike in the water and sewerage charges in the town as notified by the Department of Local Government.

Thundershowers bring respite
Chandigarh, June 10
A strong duststorm, at times touching a speed of 80 km per hour, followed by brief sharp showers in and around Chandigarh this evening gave a respite to residents. Widespread rain has also reported from the nearby areas of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.

Thundershowers amid high-velocity winds lashed the city on Tuesday evening, disrupting normal life for couple of hours. — A Tribune photograph
Thundershowers amid high-velocity winds lashed the city on Tuesday evening, disrupting normal life for couple of hours.

City may soon have women-run auto garages
Chandigarh, June 10
Reservation of 20 per cent seats for girl students for the two vocational courses of automobile repair and air conditioner and refrigerator in government schools at the plus two level is now official.

DGM’s arrest condemned
Chandigarh, June 10
The Punjab Financial Corporation Employees Welfare Association today condemned the arrest of Mr Ravinder Tikoo, Deputy General Manager of the corporation, by the Vigilance Bureau yesterday.

Aarti Verma is ESHA president
Chandigarh, June 10
Aarti Verma was elected President of the newly formed Ex-Sacred Heartians Association (ESHA) at a meeting of old Sacred Heart School students held at English Garden, Mehfil, in Sector 17 yesterday.

Save water
e invite school students to send in original and innovative ideas on how to conserve water for publication in Chandigarh Tribune. The write-up should not exceed 300 words and should be accompanied by a passport size colour photograph.

Household items damaged in fire
SAS Nagar, June 10
A fire broke out in a house in Sohana village, near here, late last night. Almost all household items, including a washing machine, beds, clothes and Rs 5,000 in cash, were destroyed in the fire.


Crushed to death
Dera Bassi, June 10
A 34-year-old resident of Rampur Sainia village was crushed to death after a tractor-trailer collided with his motor cycle near the Rampur Sainia-Dera Bassi-Barwala road intersection, about 5 km from here, last night.


‘Implement industrial policy guidelines’
SAS Nagar, June 10
The Industrial Welfare Association, Phase IX, here today demanded the implementation of various guidelines contained in the state industrial policy for fixing the enhancement cost of plots and formulating a one-time settlement (OTS) scheme.

New products from VLCC
Chandigarh, June 10
One of the leading chains of health, beauty and fitness in India, VLCC, introduced four new products in the naturo therapy range here yesterday. These products include two cleansers and two lotions — VL Soya Protein, an antiseptic hair cleanser with natural protein and turmeric and VL Alpina, an antiseptic cleanser enriched with honey to remove pollutants.


More fee concession in offing for wards of PU staff
Chandigarh, June 10
Fee concession in addition to the existing one for wards of Panjab University employees has been recommended by the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) of the university.

Dismal show by Class XII students
Panchkula, June 10
Dismal performance by most schools affiliated to the Haryana School Education Board marked the Class XII results, which were declared today. The pass percentage in the district was a mere 42.68 per cent, with 1,053 students in the district failed in the examination.

CCET admissions on last year’s pattern
Chandigarh, June 10
Admissions to the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) for the 2003-04 session will be held as per procedures adopted last year. This implies that students admitted to the CCET this year will also be adjusted at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) against an increase in the number of seats at PEC.

Panel to re-evaluate disputed answersheets
Chandigarh, June 10
Putting an end to the ongoing dharna by students over “faulty” evaluation of answersheets in the English Department, Panjab University today decided to constitute a board of two experts, coordinator, a head examiner and a sub-examiner to go through all copies which were allegedly not marked properly.

Dharna by ITI students
Panchkula, June 10
Over 30 students of the Industrial Training Centre, ITBP, Bhanu, near here, staged a dharna in protest against the authorities’ move to shift the centre to a new location.

Contest on use of water
Chandigarh, June 10
To create awareness in the local community about water conservation and judicious use of water, Col V.R. Mohan DAV Public School. Dera Bassi. organised an inter-school poster making competition.

M.Sc-I maths paper cancelled

How & Why: Energy
F a person can do a lot of work, we say that he has a lot of energy, or that he is very energetic. In science also, anything which is able to do work is said to possess energy. Thus, energy is the ability to do work.


Kanishkaa — Punjabi ‘video queen’
Chandigarh, June 10 
She is barely 21, but she is already a “video queen”. Each of the 24 videos she has done so far, including those for Pankaj Udhas, Sonu Nigam and Surjit Bindrakhia, have been major hits. And this “video queen” is none other than Kanishkaa Sodhi, a Punjabi girl, born and brought up in Mumbai, who boasts of strong links with Chandigarh and Punjab, not because she has performed for top Punjabi folk singers but also because she is rooted here. “I visit Chandigarh frequently,” she says revealing that later this month, she will be in Shimla to shoot for England-based Sunny Cheema. “It was my father who wanted to be a film star. He left Shimla in the late 70s for a break in the Bollywood. My mother is from Mumbai. 
Kanishkaa Sodhi

Joan David gives tips on fashion
Chandigarh, June 10
VL Personal Care today brought famous make-up artist and television star Joan David to the city to share the secret of looking good with 150 beauty professionals from Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and Ambala at a hotel in Sector 35 here today.

Sitar maestro’s stress on ‘parampara’
Chandigarh, June 10
Eminent sitar player Ustad Kirit Khan, who belongs to the lineage of Sarod Samrat Ustad Alauddin Khan, defies the popular belief that life is all cosy and success comes pouring on those who belong to great musical families. He has a different tale to tell. As a grandson of Ustad Alauddin Khan who started the Mayhar Gharana and son of Ustad Bahadur Khan, Kirit had to struggle for 20 years to come up to the stage for his first performance.

Put on your sunglasses, please
ncredible, but true. Life time exposure to UV rays can assist in causing cataract and other eye disorders. But that's not the only reason why you should pull out crisp currency notes from your wallet to buy sunglasses. There is another consideration. Shades look cool in the summers of 2003.

Ritu Kumar Collection
ast April the Ritu Kumar brand embarked on a vertical product extension into contemporary, global, high fashion garments. The sub brand RITU KUMAR' LABEL’ was launched to cater to an emerging group of young, discerning and independent women in India. We gave ourselves a year to test and understand this dynamic ma comparable with anything available globally in terms of innovation, design aesthetic and quality.

Top 10 “professional” bands


Stadium A win inaugural match
Chandigarh, June 10
In the inaugural match of the Cool Cotton (U-13) Cricket Trophy, Stadium A defeated DAV CC-8 by 69 runs today. Batting first Stadium A scored 132 for 5 in 25 overs. Akshit (24), Gurvinder (25) and Gaurav (30 n.o.) were the main scorers. Gagan took 2 wkts for 25 runs. DAV CC -8 were bundled out for a paltry 63 in 20.1 overs. Vaibhav made 40, Pushp took 3 for 12 while Ashish took 2 for 15.


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