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PU adopts contrary stands on attendance?
Chandigarh, December 19
While on one hand the university shows its determination to implement 75 per cent compulsory attendance for students but on the other hand a list of more than 10 students has come up to the university Senate for condonation of lectures which will render them eligible to appear for the annual examination.

NCR page: CM vows to make Martyrdom Day a gazetted holiday

Devotees have langar on the occasion of martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur in Chandigarh's Sector 19 gurdwara
on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

5 acres allotted for Law Bhavan
Chandigarh, December 19
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, with a total strength of 35, 000 advocates, will have a new office "Law Bhavan", with the UT Administration allotting it 5 acres of land in the city.



Students involve themselves in activity-oriented classroom
Students involve themselves in activity-oriented classroom of Gurukul in Sector 20, Panchkula.

Blending modernity with tradition
Chandigarh, December 19
It is a sea change from conventional classroom teaching of yesteryear in preparatory schools where the child was disciplined by martinets and sparing the rod was almost synonymous with spoiling the child. 

NJPC gets extension
Environment Ministry imposes penalty
Chandigarh, December 19
The Union Ministry of Forests and Environment has given yet another extension of six months to the Nathpa-Jhakri Power Corporation to continue work at the 1,500 MW hydroelectric project after virtually indicting it for “serious and continuous violations of both the Forest Conservation Act and the Environment Act”.

Residents remove encroachments
Panchkula, December 19
Taking a cue from the anti- encroachment drive initiated by the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 15 Housing Board colonies, the residents of the colony in Sector 11 have themselves begun removing encroachments from road berms.

Mayor election on Jan 1
Chandigarh, December 19
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will hold a special house to elect a Mayor on January 1. The date has been finalised by the Chandigarh Administration and will soon be notified, well-placed sources said.



PUDA to raise level of roads
SAS Nagar, December 19
For proper integration of basic amenities in the sectors falling along the UT-SAS Nagar boundary, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is spending over Rs 1 crore to raise the level of horizontal road linkages, running parallel to Sectors 63, 64 and 65. 

Overcharging by PCO booth-owner alleged
Chandigarh, December 19
Openly overcharging people at the PGI emergency waiting hall is the PCO-STD booth. Workers in the shop are allegedly charging anything between Rs 2 to 5 for a local call depending on the hurry and ignorance of the person who is making the call.

Protest meeting against hike in cable charges
SAS Nagar, December 19
A meeting of residents of Phase X and XI was held here in protest against the hike in the cable charges by a cable operator running his network in the area. Mr Amrik Singh, a municipal councillor, said that the cable operator had hiked the charges from Rs 100 per connection to Rs 150. 

Off-season maize crop
Zirakpur, December 19
Have the North Indians ever tasted bhutta (maize) in the winter? Positively not. This dream of the city residents is likely to come true in the years to come as some farmers have taken initiative by growing maize in Bakarpur village, about 10 km from here. 
Farmers in the periphery of Chandigarh grow off-season maize. — Photo Karam Singh

Two labourers electrocuted
Chandigarh, December 19
Two labourers, working with a contractor of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, were electrocuted by an overhead power cable near the marble market here this afternoon.

One killed in road accident
Dera Bassi, December 19
One person died on the spot, while another sustained injuries in an accident involving two trucks and a CTU bus on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near here, this morning.

Rally by PUDA staff
Chandigarh, December 19
The PUDA Employees Association (Class III) will hold a gate rally at the PUDA headquarters tomorrow.



Dowry death: 9-yr RI for husband
Panchkula, December 19
Mr. Parvinder Singh of Himshikah Colony in Pinjore has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment of nine years by the court of Dr Bharat Bhushan Parsoon. 

Youths snatch gold chain
Panchkula, December 19
Two unidentified youths allegedly snatched a gold chain from a resident of Sector 12-A this morning. 


Mr T. Ishii, Managing Director, Sony India, inaugurates a Sony World outlet in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Sony MD blames recession for poor performance
Chandigarh, December 19
Sony India, which has been having a tough time during the past two years, hopes to improve its performance next year. This was stated here today by Mr T. Ishii, Managing Director, Sony India, during the course of an interview with TNS. 




Students of Shivalik Public School in Kashmiri dress
Students of Shivalik Public School in Kashmiri dress at the annual function of the school in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Display of cultural heritage
Chandigarh, December 19
An exhibition and annual function was held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today. 

Saupin’s kids enthrall
Panchkula, December 19
The Kindergarten Celebrations, celebrated by Saupin’s School, Panchkula, was a kaleidoscope of colour and gaiety.


Forum penalises insurance co
Directs the co to pay Rs 1.60 lakh
Chandigarh, December 19
The Consumer Forum-II has directed the branch manager of the National Insurance Company to pay a sum of Rs 1, 60, 500 to a city resident, Vikas Sarin, as assessed by a surveyor. 

Confusion among land owners
SAS Nagar, December 19
Confusion prevailed among certain land owners of Sohana village who had got a stay from the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding dispossession of their land when officials of the engineering wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority went there to demarcate the land for the proposed five new sectors.



Anmol GillI have a passion for acting
HILE the city has grown on all fronts and in every respect, it has little to offer to theatre freaks like Anmol Gill. In fact theatre and acting don’t seem popular with the city folks. 

New singing boy on the block
Chandigarh, December 19
The day brought yet another singer to the horizon of Punjabi pop. Gippy Grewal, as this 20-year-old boy is called, is already riding high with his maiden audio cassette entitled ‘Chak lai’. 


Workshop on adolescent healthcare
Panchkula, December 19
An orientation workshop on Adolescent Health Care was organised by the Panchkula branch of the Family Planning Association of India, here today. As many as 66 persons, including government officials, volunteers, staff and students of Government College. 

Oil samples taken by Health Dept
Chandigarh, December 19
Officials of the UT Health Department yesterday picked up samples of eight brands of mustard and edible oil being produced by two oil mills. According to official information here, the samples have been sent for laboratory test.



DAVC-10 win kho-kho title
Chandigarh, December 19
DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, clinched the men section kho-kho title in the Panjab University Inter-college meet concluded here today on the university campus grounds here. 

  • Kabaddi meet

  • Selection trials


Guidelines to guest houses, cinemas
Chandigarh, December 19
The police has asked the owners of the guest houses, cinema hall-owners and market associations here to remain vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) and objects to it.

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