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MSc (IT) students miss job opportunity
Panjab University fails to declare results
Chandigarh, July 12
About 150 students of the first batch of MSc (Information Technology), are paying the price of the delay on the part of the Panjab University authorities in declaring their results.

Wife confesses to murder

Chandigarh, July 12
Dr Swapna Singh, wife of Delhi-based Mandiv Sapra , killed him with a “surgeon’s precision” by first hitting him with a bottle of soda water and then slitting open his throat with a pair of surgical scissors. Her husband was found dead in a room of Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 last morning.
Sector 3 policemen take Dr Swapna Singh, accused of murdering her husband Sapra in Hotel Mountview on Friday, for a medical examination in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Sector 3 policemen take Dr Swapna Singh, accused of murdering her husband Sapra in Hotel Mountview on Friday

Panic does wife in



WALKING IN THE RAIN: The afternoon drizzle was no dampener as youngsters came out with umbrellas to celebrate the weekend in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Photo Karam Singh

Three cows die at MC pound
SAS Nagar, July 12
With the death of three cows and a calf at the Municipal Council cattle pound, questions are being raised about the decision of the council to give cattle catching into private hands. While it is being alleged that the cows died due to the contractor’s negligence, the contractor denies the allegation.

Designer BJP camp
Chandigarh, July 12
Mr Vinay Saharsrabuddhe, Director-General of the Mumbai-based Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, who is conducting a three-day training camp for BJP MLAs from five states, claims that such camps will go a long way in strengthening the roots of democracy. Talking to TNS here today, he said, “The camp is being held in response to the changing needs of society.

Ethanol-mixed petrol in city
Chandigarh, July 12
A silent yet important revolution in the petroleum sector has taken place in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Petrol in these places is now blended with ethanol — a byproduct of sugarcane. This will reduce the pollution caused by petrol engines.

Punjab Page: Naik: work on Bathinda refinery to continue

Spread Guru’s message, RSS tells Hindus
Chandigarh, July 12
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has called upon all Hindus, especially Swayamsevaks, to participate in big way in the fourth centenary celebrations of the “parkash” of Guru Granth Sahib. They have been told to carry the holy message of Guru Granth Sahib door to door.

Class XI centralised admissions over
Chandigarh, July 12
Centralised admissions to Class XI of government schools concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. On the last day of admissions, meant specifically for students with clear-cut pass marks, as many as 394 students were admitted to the humanities and the vocational stream.


Need to ‘check’ female foeticide
Chandigarh, July 12
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, organised World Population Day at Government Senior Secondary School in Dhanas here yesterday. More than a 100 students and teachers from the school, social workers from the community, ‘preraks’ and nodal ‘preraks’ from the Adult Education Department of the Chandigarh Administration participated in the programme.

Simplify tax laws: SC Judge
Chandigarh, July 12
Justice Ashok Bhan of the Supreme Court has stressed upon the need of simplification of tax laws. He said that if the laws were simplified, more revenue could be generated for the country.

Mr Bhartji Aggarwal, Chairman of Technical Session (second from right), addresses at an All-India Federation of Tax Practitioners seminar in Law Auditorium in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Mr K.L. Goyal, Mr R.P. Sawhney and Mr Balram Sangal are also seen in the picture. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Bhartji Aggarwal, Chairman of Technical Session, addresses at an All-India Federation of Tax Practitioners seminar in Law Auditorium in Panjab University

‘Increase productivity of water’
Chandigarh, July 12
The people’s participation in the management of water resources need to be encouraged at all levels for agricultural development. This was stated by Mr Rajendra Singh, a Magsaysay award winner, while delivering a lecture on “water resource management” at a seminar organised by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) in collaboration with Kheti Virasat, an NGO, here on Wednesday.

Jasdev Singh’s tips on broadcasting
Chandigarh, July 12
“Break ke baad” — you must have heard television anchors recklessly using the expression in the middle of your favourite programme, even news. The interruption may even have irritated you. It bothers Padma Shri Jasdev Singh also. But for a different reason.

Renowned broadcaster Jasdev Singh addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Renowned broadcaster Jasdev Singh addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.

250 telephones out of order
SAS Nagar, July 12
Residents of Sector 70, here, are up in arms over 250 telephones in the sector being out of order for days now. Although the residents are complaining that no action has been taken despite numerous complaints to the authorities, BSNL officials say that repair work is going on and the telephones will become operational by tomorrow.

2-year-old child dies in mishap
Chandigarh, July 12
It was to attend the wedding of her aunt at Chamba in Himachal Pradesh that two-year-old Arzoo left home with her mother early this morning. However, fate willed otherwise as it was her body which was brought back home after the car in which they were travelling collided with a bus on the Chandigarh-Hoshiarpur highway.


Youth dies of snake bite
Panchkula, July 12
A 20-year-old Nepali youth, Prem, employed at a poultry farm at Dabkauri village, near Barwala, died of snake bite this afternoon.


Indo-US body opens chapter
Chandigarh, July 12
The city took another step forward towards its growth as a major destination for investment. A body comprising Indian and American entrepreneurs opened a local chapter here today. The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, formally launched the Chandigarh Chapter of Indus at a function organised at the CII, here. The words ‘Indus’ stands for Indo-US.

Prospects of chip design industry in cityProf A.B. Bhattacharya
Chandigarh, July 12
The integrated circuit (IC), particularly the very large-scale integration (VLSI) chip design industry, can grow into a multi-million dollar market in Chandigarh and the surrounding areas. However, at present, it is plagued by dearth of foreign investment due to lack of interest shown by the governments and local industrialists.

Prof A.B. Bhattacharya


Vocational education to be on Australian model
Chandigarh, July 12
Vocational education in the country is in for a major upheaval, with the government deciding to adopt an Australian model of imparting informal training to youth in professionally oriented courses. The Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI) in Sector 26 here has been roped in by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to formulate the curriculum for some of the courses.

Drawing contest winners awarded
Chandigarh, July 12
About 40 winners of the inter-school drawing and colour competition were awarded at a function organised by Balaji Event Organisers at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 here today.

Students who were awarded in the inter-school drawing and colour competition at Bal Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph
Students who were awarded in the inter-school drawing and colour competition at Bal Bhavan

Govt College offers M.Com course
Panchkula, July 12
There is good news for residents of the district and the adjoining areas of Ambala. The local Government College was today allowed to start a Masters degree in commerce for the academic session, beginning July 2003.

CCET counselling from July 16
Chandigarh, July 12
Counselling for admission to various technical courses at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, and the Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, will be held on July 16 and 17.


Koser family mesmerises audience
Chandigarh, July 12
“Abhivyakti” was the programme which brought three generations of famous Kathak family that is Koser family on the stage today. Guru Shobha Koser was in the role of director and choreographer; daughter Purva Koser Puri and daughter-in-law Samira Koser were leading a team of senior students from Pracheen Kala Kendra and the latest generation of Koser family — Asmita Puri, Chahat Puri and two-and-a-half-year-old Ridhi Koser leading the junior team.

“Love Letters” for city audience
Chandigarh, July 12
“Love Letters”, a theatrical presentation from the stable of the talented Mumbai-based Rahul da Cunha, will be staged at Tagore Theatre on July 22.


Nadia, Rajan annex TT titles
Chandigarh, July 12
Nadia Saini and Rajan both from the DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh claimed titles in the sub-junior girls and boys section in the Bhawan Hawk’s IXth Ranking Table Tennis Tournament played here today. In the girls final, Nadia defeated Sunandha, also of DAV Public School, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4 while in the boys final, Rajan downed Sumit Kumar of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, at 11-5,11-9,12-14,11-5.


Admn’s warning to powermen
Chandigarh, July 12
The principle of “no work no pay” would be strictly enforced on striking employees and they would also be liable for disciplinary action, the Chandigarh Administration said while extending the last date of payment of electricity bills from July 16 to July 17.


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