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Compartment exams on March 30, 31
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 7
Panjab University has decided to conduct compartment examination in some subjects of B.A. I, II, III separately on March 30 and 31 before the main theory examinations, which will commence from April 1.

A press note issued today stated that the move had been made this year only as till last session only the examination for English (compulsory) subject was conducted.

The date sheet, as decided by the university for March 30 is : B.A. Part-I — English (compulsory); B.A. Part-II — English (compulsory); B.A. Part-III — English (compulsory);

Paper-A: BA I: economics, history, public administration, Punjabi; BA II: mathematics, political science, public administration and BA III: economics and political science.

Datesheet for March 31: Paper-B BA I: economics, history, public administration, political science and Punjabi; BA II: mathematics, political science and public administration; and BA III: political science.

According to the Controller of Examinations, the roll number cards of the candidates appearing in the compartment examinations along with the date-sheet will be sent to them by post shortly.



Campus recruitment at GCG-11
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 7
The placement cell of Government College for girls, Sector 11 organised campus recruitment in the college today. Many students of BSc III and BCA III from various college of Chandigarh and adjoining region appeared for the written test and interview conducted by WIPRO Technologies, Banglore.

The company has offered two placement progarrmes. Wipro Academy for Software Excellence (WASE) in this prograrrme has assured that selected students will be enrolled as student employee. They have to to undergo four year MS prgramme at BITS Pilani. During the course the selected students will be given as stipend of Rs 6500 per month.

Wipro Software Graduate Trainee(WSGT) has offered that selected candidates would be recruited as trainee and starting salary would be around 8500 per month.



A show of grace, flair at MCM
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 7
Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36 gave a warm send-off to the final year students by holding a farewell function today. The Principal, Dr.(Mrs.) Puneet Bedi, wishing them the best blessed them. She said whatever career the students may adopt, they must also do something for society.

The students of the College added colour to the function by presenting a cultural programme.

The function had its moments of humour with a wonderful parody on film songs like "Chhod do Aanchal" and "Jhumka gira re".

The icing on the cake, needless to say, was Miss MCM, 2005. Draped in gorgeous sarees, the contest had almost 35 beauties sashaying down the ramp with grace and flair.

The number finally narrowed down to three finalists who had to answer a single common question.



Mushaira at Plaza
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 7
The Chandigarh Administration organised a mushaira in the honour of Pakistani guests in association with Shri Ram Cultural Society and the Punjabi Kavi Mandal at Plaza on Monday.

Opening the mushaira Babu Ram Diwana said “Ye khel ikk bahana, tha hamko paaas aana, ye haar jeet kya hai ye baat bhool jaana”.

Pannu Parwaz, however, was romantic in her couplet “Guldast apaanv mein rakh diya tasveer jo kheenchne lage, Dar tha ke un se badhker lage naa phool”.

A retired director, Irrigation Engineer Manjit Singh Gill again talked of the flowers as “Fullan ton yra apna daman bcha ke rakhin, kandiyan naal yaari laake rakhhin”.

Another executive director, AIR, Dr S.K. Dubey, appreciated the sports endeavour.



Pakistanis relish langar
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, March 7
Pakistani visitors were treated generously at the Sector 16 cricket stadium for the second day today where the SGPC-sponsored langar was served to them. The SGPC has put up free langar camps at the Sector 16 cricket stadium and at Gurdwara Nada Sahib and Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Phase VIII, Mohali.

Giving this information, Mr Bhupinder Pal Singh, Manager, Gurdwara Nada Sahib, said it was the SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, who initiated the move to offer hospitality to the visitors. He said Gurdwara Nada Sahib had accommodated 15 families. He said similar arrangements were made at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib in Sector 27 were 125 persons are putting up and at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali where more than 100 persons are staying.

Avtar Singh, in charge, sub-office, SGPC, Sector 5, Chandigarh, said yesterday food was provided to more than 1,700 visitors and 500 local people.

Meanwhile, today the first bus carrying the guests reached the stadium at 4.30 pm. Chandigarh Administration, CITCO and Punjab Cricket Association officials were seen guiding the visitors.




  • The traders were disappointed as they could not get an Urdu newspaper in the city.
  • The dependable Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzak and his family today went to buy shoes for his family at the showroom. The shopkeeper refused to take the payment despite insistence from the cricketer. He instead googly asked for an autograph which the cricketer readily gave.
  • The love received from Indians impressed the Pakistanis so much that most of them said they would prefer to feel the loving people than enjoy the cricket match. They would watch the match only on the first day and on the remaining days, they would meet Indians.
  • They wanted to go to discotheques and few of them enjoyed drinks. They said apart from Indian films, they like Indian liquor brands like 8 PM and Signature which they buy for even Rs 1000 despite a ban. They say Indian liquor is illegally available in Pakistan.
  • The Neelam police post became a favourite place for Pakistanis. They were welcomed with tea, cold drinks and given guidance about shopping and site seeing.
  • Pakistani guests were impressed with the Chandigarh Police because of their welcoming and courteous gestures.



Countryside hospitality for visitors from Pak
Tribune News Service

Jayanti Majri, March 7
Visitors from Pakistan are in for a relaxed holiday in the lap of nature here in this hamlet near the site of Jayanti Devi Mandir. Near the PGIMER, the road meanders along a narrow stretch of pucca road into the countryside. About 8 km away from the medical institute is a scenic sight of a farmhouse. Small tents are pitched in a neat set up.

There are nine furnished tents equipped with all facilities for families as well as group of friends. Each tent can house at least six visitors. Besides, decent rooms, kitchen and toilets been provided for during their stay.

The venue houses a dance floor and sites for lighting campfires every evening. Bhangra and giddha performances are a part of the package.

Floral arrangements and banners welcoming guests were being displayed when The Tribune team visited the site today. Camel rides are also on the agenda for possible visits to nearby villages on bullock carts, if the tourists desired.

Mr K.S. Pama, camp director, said except for ride to the camp, the welcoming agencies have nothing to bother about the care of the guests. “I will arrange for their complete transportation daily and also organise daily trips for sightseeing”.

Mr Pama said he had offered his services to the Punjab Cricket Association a week ago and was in touch with them for taking the guests. I have received certain queries from the guests. I will be at the site for reception when the buses carrying guests land today evening.

Mr Pama said that the “city was witnessing a rush that was more than the capacity of the hotels and ‘dharamshalas’. People should come forward to welcome the visitors.”


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