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Poor ‘result’ performance by PU authorities
Embarrassed varsity, harassed students
Chandigarh, June 22
Panjab University’s Examination Branch seems to be in a tearing hurry. Probably that explains why the BSc-I result gazette has “RLA (result later for want of awards)” written against the names of a large number of students.

PEC students resent Admn move on regularising students
Chandigarh, June 22
True facts were never put before the All India Council For Technical Education while seeking sanction for 120 students of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology to continue in Punjab Engineering College, allege students of PEC.

Alert car driver overpowers bag-lifters
Chandigarh, June 22
Two bag-lifters from South India were arrested and another hospitalised after they were overpowered by the victim and passersby here today. The three had lifted a bag containing Rs 24,000 from the car of the victim in Sector 7. The police said the persons arrested belonged to Bawarias caste of South India.


  Neerja Bhanot awards nominations invited
Chandigarh, June 22
The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust has invited nominations for the prestigious Neerja Bhanot Award. There are two awards, consisting of a cash award of Rs. 1,50,000, a citation and a trophy each.


City to have civil services officers institute
Chandigarh, June 22
The wait of the hundreds of All-India officers to have an exclusive club of their own may soon end with the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee throwing open membership of the proposed civil services officers institute here.

Nigam honours 49 personnel for excellence in work
Chandigarh, June 22
The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal D.C. Nigam released the 500th An-32 aircraft engine to be overhauled by the IAF at a brief ceremony organised at No.3 Base Repair Depot here today. The type AI-20D engine was received by the Commanding Officer of.48 Squadron, Group Capt Rajeev Sachdev, for use in the squadron's aircraft.
Air Marshal D. C. Nigam inspects the 500th AN-32 aircraft engine
Air Marshal D. C. Nigam inspects the 500th AN-32 aircraft engine to be overhauled by the IAF before releasing it to 48 Squadron at No.3 Base Repair Depot in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

General Naidu takes over as GOC, 14 Corps
Chandigarh, June 22
Lieut-Gen M.L. Naidu has taken over as the General Officer Commanding, 14 Corps in Leh, on promotion. Prior to assuming this assignment, he was Chief of Staff of the Desert Corps.

325 jhuggis razed
Panchkula, June 22
The Estate Office today removed encroachments from land belonging to Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 21, here. As many as 325 jhuggis were removed from the plot by the anti-encroachment staff of the department.

Jhuggi-dwellers remove their belongings during an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 21 in Panchkula on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Jhuggi-dwellers remove their belongings during an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 21 in Panchkula

Blame game precedes strike by powermen
Chandigarh, June 22
The proposed two-hour tool-down strike to be observed on June 24 by the UT Powermen Union has led to a blame game between the union and the Chandigarh  Administration.

Forum’s plea on clubbing of meters
Mohali, June 22
The local Consumers Protection Forum today demanded that the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities should issue directions for the withdrawal of the orders on the clubbing of power meters in the case of domestic consumers.

Gracy Singh and Arya Babbar during the shooting of the film Dil Humko Dijiye at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Gracy Singh and Arya Babbar during the shooting of the film Dil Humko Dijiye at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Fleecing by parking lot  contractor alleged
Chandigarh, June 22
Several visitors to the Government Medical College and Hospital have alleged fleecing at the hands of the parking contractor and shopkeepers on the hospital premises.

Head Constables to get powers to challan vehicles
Mohali, June 22
To check traffic offenders in the town, a few select Head Constables will be given powers to challan them.

Conference for National Sample Survey staff
Chandigarh, June 22
A three-day training conference to impart training to the field staff of the National Sample Survey Organisation of the Haryana and UT started at Kendriya Sadan in Sector 9 here today.


Vendor questioned in abduction case
Chandigarh, June 22
A roadside vendor of Sector 22 was questioned here today at the Burail police post for allegedly abducting his wife, then a minor, two years back from Noida, near Delhi. Vinod fell in love with a minor girl and left Noida to settle here along with her about two years ago. He married the girl here.

Girl kidnapped by neighbour
Chandigarh, June 22
A 19-year-old girl from Khuda Ali Sher was allegedly kidnapped by a neighbour. The mother of the girl said Manjit Singh of the same locality had allegedly kidnapped her daughter on June 14.


British firm to launch BPO operations in city, Mohali
Chandigarh, June 22
Grant Thornton, a British multinational known as international accountants and business advisers the world over, has identified Punjab and Chandigarh as the best areas for launching the business process outsourcing in India.

Industry welcomes Budget proposals
Mohali, June 22
Welcoming the Punjab Government’s efforts to narrow down fiscal deficit in the Budget proposals, the Mohali Industries Association today expressed dismay over the absence of any announcement regarding the government’s preparedness to face the challenge of globalisation by small and medium entrepreneurs.


PU admission forms
Chandigarh, June 22
All students seeking admission to Panjab University in B.E./B.Pharma courses under the general, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and physically handicapped categories will have to fill the admission forms when they report for admission to the university after getting admission slip/authority from the Central Counselling Board, Allahabad.

US delegation visits engg college
Chandigarh, June 22
An Armenian delegation, headed by Prof Hovsep N. Seferian, visited Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, in connection with faculty and student exchange programme for B.Tech, M.Tech and MCA courses.

Training programme for ITES pros
Chandigarh, June 22
To further strengthen the objective of making Chandigarh a technology hub, the UT Administration has taken the initiative to start a training programme, C-TOSS (Chandigarh — Training On Soft Skills), to develop professionals for the ITES/BPO sector.

Workshop on organic pollutants
Chandigarh, June 22
Various requirements for the national implementation plan for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were discussed at a one-day workshop at the CSIO here yesterday.

Giving students lessons in mythology
Chandigarh, June 22
City-based Satyapal Choujar, who runs a organisation by the name of Pratibimb to teach young students about ancient Indian texts and mythology, has gone one step ahead.

Satya Pal Choujar (third from left) with students of Indian community in Australia.

Satya Pal Choujar (third from left) with students of Indian community in Australia

Class XII certificates being despatched
Chandigarh, June 22
Certificates of Class XII students, who appeared in the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination 2004, are being despatched for schools situated in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh.

C-DAC to record students’ blood group
Mohali, June 22
C-DAC will record the blood groups and other medical details of students and the staff when they join the centre so that the information is available in case of emergency.


36 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, June 22
A special Lok Adalat was held at State Legal Services Authority, Sector 9, yesterday. About 42 cases were taken up and 36 cases were settled and a sum of Rs 7,78,755 was awarded. Beside this Rs 15,000 were also recovered from the borrowers on the spot.


Dialogue writer returns to his roots
Chandigarh, June 22
Amrik Gill’s creativity finds a fuller expression in theatre, a medium closest to his heart. The man behind classically woven dialogues of blockbusters like “Main Zinda Hoon” and “Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam”, Amrik has no qualms about admitting that theatre engineered his success all the way.                                                         Amrik Gill

Amrik Gill


Music, dance and jazz at Sylvie’s salon
Cricket had nothing to do with it except for the fact that shining stars of Indian team Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were invited to it. But the excitement at the party organised late Monday evening — for celebrating the gala inauguration of Sylvie’s beauty saloon — was comparable to one-day cricket match. There was no doubt about it.

Hairstylist Sylvie at a bash organised to celebrate the inauguration of her salon at a Sector 26 restaurant in Chandigarh on Monday night.
— A Tribune photograph

Hairstylist Sylvie at a bash organised to celebrate the inauguration of her salon

Summer workshops catching on
SHE loves to earn, but hates to sweat it out in the sun. That’s the reason why Tarunima is teaching little ones stuff that she is yet to learn by organising a summer workshop at a friend’s place.

Sahney’s new album impressive
SHANKAR Sahney’s new music album — “Oh Teray Kya Kehna” — is already a hit in discotheques. A fusion of Hindi and English music, some songs in the recently released album have been shot in Mumbai. The first song in the cassette “Tu pee aur jee” is a racy remix and “is especially close to Shankar’s heart.
                      Shankar Sahney
Shankar Sahney

Fashion show with a difference
Bored of fashion shows exhibiting usual stuff every now and then in city auditoriums? Want to see the reflection of talent in cheerful apparel that can be worn on and off the ramp? Get ready for “Glitz 2004” being organised by the National Institute of Fashion Designing, on June 26 at Mohali Club in Phase XI.

: NIFD students all set to display talent at a fashion show to be organised in Chandigarh on Saturday.

NIFD students all set to display talent at a fashion show

Market Pulse
New flavour launched
Carrying on its agenda of innovation for 2004, Tropicana, a juice brand from PepsiCo, has unveiled a new category — Tropicana Tropics — to augment existing categories of Tropicana Premium Gold and Tropicana Season’s Best.


20 leprosy patients examined
Chandigarh, June 22
Around 20 leprosy patients were examined at a camp organised here today by the District Leprosy Society. The examined patients were also assessed for reconstructive surgery. Six community workers were trained on detection, treatment and care of the patients.

150 attend free urology and nephrology check-up camp
Mohali, June 22
More than 150 patients, attended a free three-day free urology and nephrology check up camp which concluded today at Fortis Heart Institute & Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali.


Karanvir upsets Mehtaab in tennis
Chandigarh, June 22
The rain-affected second day at the ongoing Fort Ramgarh Total Tennis Championship, being played at Total Tennis Academy YMCA Sector 11, saw the biggest upset of the tournament with Karanvir Singh of Lake Club defeating top seed of the boys under 14 section Mehtaab S. Cheema of Dehra Dun.

City shooter hits bull’s eye
Chandigarh, June 22
Chandigarh-based rifle shooter Chetanpreet Nilon has made the city proud by winning gold medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle event in the 14th Olympic Hopes Shooting Championship held in Plzen (Czech Republic) from June 16 to 21.                                                              Chetanpreet Nilon

Chetanpreet Nilon


Panel to suggest hike in collector’s rate
Chandigarh, June 22
The Chandigarh Administration today formed a three-member committee to suggest a hike in collector’s rate, which is used as a benchmark to levy stamp duty on sale of property in Chandigarh.

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