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Kajauli to augment city’s water supply
Work likely to be completed before schedule
Ms Kamlesh (extreme right), Mayor of Chandigarh, inspects the Kajauli Waterworks along with other councillors on Wednesday. Chandigarh Morinda, June 30
Work on the fourth phase of the Kajauli Waterworks is progressing speedily and is likely to be completed by March, 2005, provided the project is not hit by paucity of funds. 

Ms Kamlesh (extreme right), Mayor of Chandigarh, inspects the Kajauli Waterworks along with other councillors on Wednesday. 
— Photo by Pradeep Tewari

 How Sagar cracked kidnap case
S. C. SagarChandigarh, June 30
It was a 12-hour tense operation of a Chandigarh Police team led by Mr S. C. Sagar, DSP (South), to force captors of banker Lekh Raj to release him with the help of the US police.




EARLIER STORIES
 

Airline business booming in Dehli-city sector
Chandigarh, June 30
Airline business on the Delhi--Chandigarh sector is booming as never before. Two scheduled airlines operating on this circuit, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways are reporting a record passenger traffic this year. Needless to say, revenues on this heretofore unlucrative sector too has gone up.

 
COMMUNITY

SSC ‘discontinues’ clerical cadre test
Chandigarh, June 30
Thousands of job aspirants for the post of the lower division clerks will be a disappointed lot with the Staff Selection Commission discontinuing the examination. The examination, which was an annual feature, has not been held by the SSC for the second year in row, giving sleepless nights to thousands of unemployed youths.

Power shutdown irks Panchkula residents
Panchkula, June 30
Residents of the district were forced to sweat it out because of frequent power breakdowns in the past 24 hours. The power supply to Panchkula, Kalka, Pinjore, Ramgarh and Barwala has been erratic and frequent power breakdowns were witnessed since yesterday. 

17 Survey of India officials retire
Chandigarh, June 30
Some of the Survey of India officials after their retirement in Sector 32 Seventeen employees of the Survey of India were given a warm send-off on their superannuation here today. Maj-Gen M.J.S. Virk, Additional Surveyor-General of the Haryana Geo-spatial Data Centre, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the sense of dedication to duty of the retired officials.

Some of the Survey of India officials after their retirement in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Panchkula Diary
Cactus park inaugurated
Panchkula, June 30
The Chief Secretary, Haryana, Mr A N Mathur, today inaugurated the Cactus park developed by HUDA near the Sector 10 and 11 roundabout. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mathur appreciated the efforts of HUDA authorities to develop and beautify the corners of sectors. 

Rajyoga camp on July 4
Mohali, June 30
A novel technique of Rajyoga meditation has been evolved by the international institution of Brahmakumaris for self-empowerment of those who face mental tension and worries.

Husband, son tested HIV positive too
Panchkula, June 30
The husband and four-year-old son of the woman, who was detected as HIV positive by doctors in General Hospital last week, have also tested positive. The woman, who is a mother of three, was admitted to the hospital, for brain tuberculosis on June 20. 

Ashok Kumar Puri Tribune journalist retires
Chandigarh, June 30
Mr Ashok Kumar Puri, Senior Sub-Editor, The Tribune, retired here today after putting in more than 41 years of service. Mr Puri joined The Tribune at Ambala on June 24, 1963, as a proof-reader.

Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, June 30
Mr Ram Samajh Singh, senior head havildar, The Tribune, retired here today after serving the organisation for nearly 38 years.

 
CRIME

Hit-and-run victim succumbs to injuries
Mohali, June 30
Manjit Kaur, a hit-and-run accident victim, died at the PGI today. Fifty-year-old Manjit was a resident of Sector 27, Chandigarh. She, along with her husband, met with an accident on Monday evening near the Swami Ram Tirath School while on their way to meet someone in Phase V.

Flesh trade: two nabbed
Chandigarh, June 30
Continuing its drive against flesh trade in the city, the Chandigarh police today arrested two persons, including a teenaged girl, behind the Sector 17 petrol station this evening while the kingpin managed to escape.

BUSINESS

Growth area in industry ‘in hi-tech sectors’
Chandigarh, June 30
The growth area for industry in Chandigarh lies in hi tech ‘clean’ sectors like services, IT, ITes, BPO and biotechnology, according to Mr R S Gujral, UT Home Secretary. Addressing an interactive session with members of the CII Chandigarh Council here today, he urged traditional industry to go in for upgradation and modernisation to develop a competitive edge in the emerging economic scenario.

Placement cell at ITI
Chandigarh, June 30
A placement cell has been set up at the Sector 28 Industrial Training Institute. Various leading industrial houses like GE Motors (India) Ltd., Faridabad; Sigma Freudenberg Nok, Mohali; and Micro Turners-II, Barotiwala; have conducted campus interviews here. 

 
EDUCATION

Student rush at a fee counter in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Heavy rush at university
Chandigarh, June 30
The last date for submission of forms for admission to courses being offered by Panjab University saw the usual serpentine queues and the endless wait to submit forms, here today. The hub of all activity, the enquiry and the fee counters of the university, came alive with student chatter.

Student rush at a fee counter in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Ayurvedic college gives students fee shock
Chandigarh, June 30
It came as a bolt from the blue for the students seeking admission in the degree course in ayurvedic medicine at the counselling sessions at Government Medical College, Sector 32, here today, as the only ayurvedic college in the city, SD Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, at the last minute decided to charge Rs 80,000 per annum as fee from each student instead of Rs 55,000 mentioned in the prospectus.

Children from SOS Village School have a gala time
Children of SOS Children’s Village, Rajpura, enjoy creations of Nek Chand at the Rock Garden during their day-long jaunt in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, June 30
Pain does not seem to find any expression in their eyes. Belying their tragic past the 60 children from SOS Children’s Village, Rajpura, today spilled joy all over the places they visited as part of their day-long jaunt in the city.



Children of SOS Children’s Village, Rajpura, enjoy creations of Nek Chand at the Rock Garden during their day-long jaunt in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Fun time for children
Eurokids children are all cheerful at the concluding function of a summer camp at Panchkula on Wednesday.  Panchkula, June 30
It was fun time for the 100 odd children of the Chandigarh and Panchkula branches of Eurokids at the grand finale of the month long summer club. Children between the age group of three years to 10 years from the two branches of the school, participated in the cultural function. They put up several dance performances in the show.

Eurokids children are all cheerful at the concluding function of a summer camp at Panchkula on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Swimming camp ends
Mohali, June 30
The swimming training camp organised at the Golden Bells Public School Sector 77, Mohali, ended here today. The aim of the camp was to train students in swimming. Instructors deployed by the school ensured that all the participating students learnt how to swim before the camp ended. 

Month-long summer camp concludes
Mohali, June 30
The month-long summer camp organised by Saranglok, Phase XI, Mohali, ended here today. Gaiety and colour marked the conclusion of the camp. A large number of workshops were organised for children of all age groups. 

Students attend awareness programme
Chandigarh, June 30

A consumer awareness programme organised by Kendriya Vidyalaya at the Air Force station, Chandigarh, for staff and students of the school proved to be a great success.

COURTS

BSNL told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, June 30
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) has ordered the BSNL to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for deficiency in service to a Mani Majra resident. In their order, Mr R.P Bajaj, Chairman, and Mr K.C. Jaggi and Mr J.S. Kohli, both members, directed the BSNL to pay the amount within a week for wrong disconnection of the telephone and the costs of the case.

 

CULTURE

Punjabi quarterly on Halwarvi
Chandigarh, June 30
The Kalakar Sangam, Punjab, held a meeting here today. It was decided that a function will be held in the second week of July to release a special issue of ‘Kalakar’, a Punjabi quarterly dedicated to Punjabi poet and eminent journalist Harbhajan Halwarvi.

LIFESTYLE

The design of Mr Jain’s house is indeed different. Home Decor
House with a unique design
It is different from so many other renovated houses in the neighbourhood. There are no panels, gables or gigantic pillars like the ones in vogue. Yet the two kanal house — refurbished about two years ago — looks impressive as you stand in front of the massive iron gates.

The design of Mr Jain’s house is indeed different. 
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Cyrus, Ramona to see youth through MTV auditions
MTV VJs Ramona and Cyrus Sahukar in a light moodLess than a month after Zee came to Chandigarh looking for prospective actors, it is time for MTV to scratch the city’s surface and lift the best talent for its new project. The first of its kind on any MTV channel the world over, this project involves the making of a fiction tele serial titled “Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi.”

MTV VJs Ramona and Cyrus Sahukar in a light mood in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Farewell party at NIFD
Students of NIFD having fun at their farewell party A farewell party was today organised by the National Institute of Fashion Designing. The theme of the party was “Tapori looks”. Budding designers, who all are set to dress up top models for the annual fashion show, tested their designer skills on themselves. It included displaying “tapori” looks.

Students of NIFD having fun at their farewell party at North Park, Panchkula, on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Buy Swiss watches on instalments
KAMLA Dials and Devices limited, a leading manufacturer and exporter of watch components, today announced the scheme to buy premium swiss watches at Ethos stores in Chandigarh on equated monthly instalments.

Sahara opens Unique outlet
The Sahara India Products Division opened its outlet, Sahara Unique, in Sector 19 in Chandigarh today. The store has put its products in three categories — care, select and sports.

Shaving system launched
Gillette India Ltd on Wednesday launched MACH3Turbo. It is claimed to be the next generation triple blade shaving system. It features several innovations like the new anti-friction TM blades, an ultra soft protective skin guard, a new patented lubricating system and an improved razor handle.

 

SPORTS

Gateball popular in Chinese Taipei
Lin Chin FuChandigarh, June 30
Gateball, which made its debut in Chandigarh last week during the first International Invitational Friendship Championship and the third National Gateball Championship at the Panjab University grounds here, is a game which is very popular in Chinese Taipei. With hardly any scope for injury, it requires intelligence and careful planning of moves.

Warm send-off to foreign participants
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chinese Taipei contingent with officials and members of the Punjab and Chandigarh gateball and woodball teams in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Delegates, officials and participants from Chinese Taipei who were in the city in connection with the first International Invitational Friendship Gateball Championship, first International Invitational Woodball Championship, third National Gateball Championship and the second National Woodball Championship were given a warm send-off by officials of the Punjab Gateball Association and the Chandigarh Woodball Association here today.
The Chinese Taipei contingent with officials and members of the Punjab and Chandigarh gateball and woodball teams in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Freestyle wrestling meet
Chandigarh, June 30
A freestyle wrestling competition will be held on July 4 at the Haida Jagatpura village near Sector 48, Chandigarh. The tournament named Vishal Prize Money ‘Dangal’ will witness participation by Bharat Kesari and Bharat Kumar besides around 50 other wrestlers.

Rowing team
Chandigarh, June 30
Gurnoor Kang of Chandigarh has been included in the Indian rowing team which will take part in the 10th Asian Junior Rowing Champion-ships to be held at Nagoya, Japan from July 1 to 4.

Baseball camp concludes
Chandigarh, June 30
The Indian women’s baseball probables with the US coaches on conclusion of the camp at Panjab University grounds. The fortnight long national women baseball camp which concluded today at the Panjab University grounds, has given a boost to the game here. It is for the first time that Indian women will be going for an international baseball meet. It may be recalled that Indian women were attending the camp since June 15 in preparation for the World Women’s Series Qualification Baseball meet to be held in Japan from July 18. 

The Indian women’s baseball probables with the US coaches on conclusion of the camp at Panjab University grounds. — A Tribune photograph 

PDCA XI triumph
Chandigarh, June 30
Tejwinder Singh Gill was the star batsman for the Panchkula District Cricket Association XI who beat Bhiwani District Cricket Association XI by five wickets in the final of the Pandit Ram Vinod Memorial Triangular Cricket Championship which concluded here today at the JR Institute for Cricket Technology, Barwala.

Harmukh CC lose
Chandigarh, June 30
A superb performance by Balwinder Kumar enabled Canara Bank to beat Harmukh Cricket Club by 63 runs and move into the final of the cricket tournament played here today at the Sector 27 grounds.

ADMINISTRATION

DC’s warning to typists
Chandigarh, June 30
Mr Arun Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, today warned that typists sitting in the premises of DC’s office who charged more than the prescribed fee would be dealt with sternly.
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