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PU runs short of forms
Chandigarh, June 26
Panjab University fell short of forms for admission to the Master of Computer Application (MCA) course available on the campus here today. Angry students and parents, queued up for forms, were at their wit’s end on being told that all forms for the course had been exhausted.
Students submit admission forms for Class XI at Government Model Secondary School, Sector 23
Students submit admission forms for Class XI at Government Model Secondary School, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Admission schedule

Class XI application submission deadline extended
Chandigarh, June 26
The UT Education Department has extended the last date for submission of application forms for admission to Class XI in Government Senior Secondary Schools of the city till June 29. This has been done in light of the delay on part of the Punjab School Education Board in declaring the results of Class X examination.


Congenial family environs stressed to treat drug addicts
Chandigarh, June 26
An empathic and considerate family can go a long way in fighting the evils of drugs and narcotics when compared to the traditional medicines that can take care of the problem only marginally, suggest medical experts speaking on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking today.

Fight drug menace, says DC
Panchkula, June 26
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P Kasni, today exhorted people to work against the menace of drug abuse. She was addressing a gathering at a function to observe the International Day Against Drug Abuse organised at Bal Bhavan, Sector 15.

Children present a dance during a function to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse at the Bal Bhavan, Panchkula, on Saturday.
Children present a dance during a function to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse at the Bal Bhavan
Tobacco, liquor ads to be videographed
Drug de-addiction programme

Flesh trade racket busted, 6 held 
Panchkula, June 26
The Sector 20 police today busted a flesh trade racket operating in Sector 12-A here and arrested six persons, including a pimp. The police had received secret information that a flesh trade racket was operational in Sector 12-A here.

HRD Ministry panel for revision of syllabus
Chandigarh, June 26
Members of a panel set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to examine the revised NCERT history books is in favour of revision of the syllabus. The three-member committee of historians, in its first set of recommendations to the HRD Ministry on June 24 has advised that the current history textbooks be scrapped immediately and replaced with the alternative books available in the market.

Mob attacks cops, court official
Chandigarh, June 26
Escorted by Haryana police officials, a warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court reportedly faced the wrath of villagers in Gurgaon district while rescuing three children "illegally confined" since May by alleged rapists of their mother, along with others.

General Sangra appears before GCM
Chandigarh, June 26
The General Court Martial trying Major-Gen P.S.K. Choudhary in the Tehelka case will now examine two former General Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command on July 3.


Panchkula to look for another site
Solid waste treatment plant
Panchkula, June 26
The township’s wait for a solid waste management treatment plant may soon be over. The district administration has decided to look for a viable site for the construction of the plant, after delays in getting the land earlier selected for setting up a garbage dump and a waste management treatment plant.

New route between city, Panchkula
Panchkula, June 26
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is creating an alternative route between the township and Chandigarh. The new route will connect the Mansa Devi Complex here with the IT Park, Kishangarh.

Tree branch comes crashing on house
Chandigarh, June 26
Residents of a house in Sector 20-D here had a miraculous escape when a 40-foot-long branch of a eucalyptus tree fell on their house this evening. Nobody was hurt in the incident, however, windowpanes were shattered.

A 40-foot-long branch of a eucalyptus tree that fell on a house in Sector 20-D, Chandigarh, on Saturday evening. — A Tribune photograph
A 40-foot-long branch of a eucalyptus tree that fell on a house in Sector 20-D

Down with disability, Anuj is high on spirits
Chandigarh, June 26
Life could not have been harder on the 23-year-old Anuj Tandon whose physical deformity has reached an incurable stage. Afflicted with the Guillain- Barre-Strohl syndrome that manifests as numbness of lower body portions, Anuj has long been incapacitated. But his zeal for life remains enviable as ever. Not only is he living with confidence, he is also trying every new thing he can, including entrance tests to CAT, banking and the Railways. And for preparing himself, he does not mind crawling up the stairs of his coaching centre located on the first floor in Sector 34.

Anuj Tandon shows off the vehicle which he can drive 
fairly fast despite his intense physical deformity which has left his entire body below the neck incapacitated. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Anuj Tandon shows off the vehicle which he can drive

Police to probe bribe charge against councillor
Chandigarh, June 26
The Chandigarh police will conduct preliminary investigations against a former Deputy Mayor and sitting councillor, Mr Balraj Singh, following a complaint by a resident of Mauli Jagran, Mr Gyan Chand Singla. No case has been registered.

National Commission for SCs to hold review meeting
Chandigarh, June 26
A review meeting of the Regional Directors of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes will be held in New Delhi on July 7 to take stock of plight of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the country.

Car hits scooter, 2 hurt
Chandigarh, June 26
A woman and her daughter were injured in a hit-and-run case on the road separating Sector 36 and 42 this afternoon. Ms Sudha Jalota and her daughter Anchal Jalota, who were riding a scooter, were hit by an unidentified brown-colour Maruti car, which sped away before the two could read the registration number.


Bank dupers still at large
Panchkula, June 26
The police has made little headway in nabbing the five young tenants of a serving Inspector General of Police posted in Panchkula. The youth, who were tenants in the IG's Sector 21 house here, had allegedly duped various banks and finance companies by getting vehicles financed from them by furnishing fake documents.

AK-47 magazine, cartridges found from plot
Mohali, June 26
An empty AK-47 magazine along with 70 rounds of live cartridges was discovered from an empty plot in Nayagaon today. The Superintendent of Police, Mohali, Mr Rakesh Aggarwal, who ordered an inquiry into the “discovery”, said the plot belonged to an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) posted with Punjab Police.

Four vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, June 26
Two cars and two Gypsys have been stolen in four separate incidents in the city. In the first incident, Mr Subhash Sharma, Manager, Punjab and Sind Bank, Takhtgarh, Ropar, lost his car (HP-12-7113) from Sector 35. Mr Sharma had come to the bank’s regional office in Sector 17 to deposit Rs 8 lakh in cash. After depositing the money, he proceeded to Sector 35 for some work. When he returned, he found his car missing.


Stress laid on security of computer networks
Mohali, June 26
A workshop was organised at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) here today. Attended by over 50 participants, the workshop was part of the efforts of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, New Delhi to impart training to IT professionals in the field.

More facilities for pre-paid customers
Chandigarh, June 26
Spice Telecom yesterday introduced a slew of new features for its pre-paid product. This new feature called Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) can be used by prepaid customers to check their balance and validity by simply dialing a code from their cellphones.


Glitz-04 brings life to students’ creations
Mohali, June 26
A fashion show, “ Glitz-2004”, organised by NIFD, Mohali, saw the creations of students coming alive at Mohali Club today. As the name indicates the collection was a whole range of bright and colorful apparel. Ten rounds were held by a group of first and second year students. The show began with ethnic and traditional round “Vivah”. The students designed lehnga choli and sherwani of different cuts with lot of dabka, sequins and aari work. Then there was a good display of Indo-western collection, which comprised short kurtis with parallels in the “mid-summer night dream” round. The theme of this round was based on romance.

Models display dresses designed by NIFD, Mohali. — A Tribune photograph
Models display dresses disigned by NIFD, Mohali

Summer camps conclude
Mohali, June 26
Two summer camps organised by Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, here concluded today for children in the age groups of 3 to 6 years and 7 to 14 years on the school premises.


Police remand for three
Panchkula, June 26
The three persons, who were caught by the police last night near Chandi Mandir with charas worth thousands of rupees, were today remanded in three-day police custody.

Term extended


Film Review
The ‘Deewar’ falls
hey have been forsaken and forgotten by their countrymen. Languishing in a PoW camp in Pakistan for 33 years, these Indian soldiers have little hope of their release through diplomatic means. After so many years of undergoing torture in the prison camp, they are left with only one option — to escape. But are they still strong enough — both physically and mentally — to accomplish this arduous task?


How dads discipline and enjoy kids’ company
MEET a young dad, Anurag Shrivastava, a lawyer, who is at present learning how to enjoy disciplining his two kids as well as enjoy their company. A new age father, he consulted on how to bring up emotionally healthy children. After that he felt parenting has definitely changed his habits. He now even meditates regularly which has helped him in checking his explosive temper. “I can handle my kids aged 7 to 9 with more sensitivity. I scold them less often”, he says. Times are changing.

Banking on antiquities
eeraj Kumar from Loharu dreams of making it big on the foreign shores. His dreams and aspiration sprang from the legacy his great grandfather left for him — a 118-year-old Swiss watch.

City ‘mein nikla chand’
ilky tresses tumbling down the shoulders, dreamy eyes dazzling with life and a disarming smile — she looks exactly the same on the small screen. At least this is what everyone said as reed-thin actress Sangeeta Ghosh trotted into a showroom in Sector 17. Sangeeta — known for her role as Pammi in Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand — said serials should not be too long. “They should be wound up before monotony sets in,” she said. Smiling back at the crowd waving excitedly, she uttered, “The serial’s length is the prerogative of the director and the channel it is being aired on. No one associated with the serial wants it to ever end.”

Sangeeta Ghosh, ‘Pammi of Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chand’, at a store in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Sangeeta Ghosh, ‘Pammi of Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chand’, at a store in Chandigarh on Saturday

Tanishq dazzles Pammi
angeeta Ghosh, who plays the role of Pammi in serial “Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand”, visited Tansihq boutique today. She said, “I can forget buying artificial jewellery because Tanishq is offering stunning colourful jewellery to match with different dresses at affordable rates. I have never worn Tansihq jewellery in my serials, but I plan to wear some now”.


Fortis docs’ tips to journalists to keep fit
Mohali, June 26
Fortis today conducted a special workshop for journalists and photo-journalists during which doctors discussed various health-related problems faced by journalists in their work environment and personal life. More than 100 journalists participated in the workshop, which was held at the Fortis auditorium at Fortis Heart and Multi-Speciality Hospital here.

Thalassaemics take to wheatgrass wonder
Chandigarh, June 26
For many thalassaemic patients, who require units of blood after every few weeks, wheatgrass tablets are proving nothing less than a panacea. However, doctors insist that in the absence of any thorough research, it will be too early to commit on their efficacy.


Abhairaj, Sidharth win under-14 tennis title
Chandigarh June 26
Abhairaj Singh and Sidharth Singh clinched the boys under-14 doubles title on the penultimate day of the ongoing The Fort Ramgarh Total Tennis Championship played here at the Total Tennis, YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh.

Members of the Satluj Coaching Centre cricket team with their trophies.
Members of the Satluj Coaching Centre cricket team with their trophies

Wrestler aims high for Athens
Palwinder Cheema
Chandigarh, June 26
It takes years of hard work and management in the making of a sportsperson of world stature. This can be aptly said about Palwinder Singh Cheema, gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games and silver medallist at Busan Asiad-2002, who is now working hard in wrestling (120 kg plus category) for Athens Olympics.

City girls begin with win in gateball meet
Chandigarh, June 26
Chandigarh girls made a winning start in the third National Gateball Championship, edging out Maharashtra, 12-11, on the opening day at the Panjab University grounds here today.Top

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