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Is PU planning to ban private candidature in exams?
Chandigarh, April 26
Will Panjab University stop private candidates from appearing in any university examination from the forthcoming academic session? The issue is pertinent in the wake of a resolution of Principal Harmit Kaur, a Fellow of the university Senate, which will be considered by the university shortly.

‘Concrete’ solution to garbage problem
Chandigarh, April 26
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is seeking to correct an environmentally-harmful lacunae that had been overlooked by the French architect of the city, Le Corbusier, by constructing a concrete garbage collection centre on an experimental basis in Sector 27-A.

Cheema surrenders before CBI
Chandigarh, April 26
After evading the police for more than 40 days and about 48 hours’ of anticipatory bail having been dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the former in charge of the Crime Branch, Chandigarh Police, Inspector Jasbir Singh Cheema, surrendered before the Central Bureau of Investigation here this evening.


  Sec 17 parking lots fetch 59.84 lakh
Chandigarh, April 26
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today auctioned four parking sites of Sector 17 netting Rs 59.84 lakh against a reserve price of Rs 55.82 and asked the contractors to take over the lots from May 1.

Wildlife Dept’s notice to MCC on nature park
Chandigarh, April 26
The UT Wildlife Department today issued a notice to the Chandigarh Municipal Council asking the authorities if they had permitted the Environment Society of India to run a nature park within the premises of Sector 26-located Nursery.
Turkeys kept in captivity in a nature park by the Environment Society of India inside a nursery in Sector 26, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph.

A team of the UT Enforcement Staff demolishes illegal construction carried out by traders in the Grain Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. Illegal rehris were also removed. — A Tribune photograph

‘Improve roads, vehicles to reduce accidents’
Chandigarh, April 26
India has the highest ratio of accidents per one thousand vehicles in the world. More than 10 people die of roadside accidents in the city every month. According to trauma experts, a stringent following of rules laid down to improve the condition of roads, some changes in the vehicles being used and proper training of drivers, can reduce this number drastically in the city.

PUDA to restrict entry into parks
SAS Nagar, April 26
With the aim to check misuse of public parks in the township, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development is restricting entry to parks. Officials of the horticulture wing of PUDA have begun the exercise to lock the gates of the parks in the township.

Bus overturns, boy killed
Panchkula, April 26
A 15-year-old child was killed and eight others on board a Haryana Roadways bus were injured after the leafspring of the suspension kit of the bus broke into two. The bus (HR-37- 3020) was reportedly overloaded.

Schoolchild crushed to death
Panchkula, April 26
A seven-year-old schoolchild was killed after he was run over by a tractor-trailer near Sector 25 this afternoon. The accident took place when he was crossing the road after alighting from the school bus.


Police files challan against murder accused
Chandigarh, April 26
The UT police today filed a challan against Ashish Arora, alias Ashu, who had allegedly shot dead his brother-in-law Joginder Singh in Sector 23 on September 28 last year. The police has however, failed to recover the weapon used in the crime and to arrest one of the co-accused, Saleem Mohammad.

Man hiring taxi robbed of Rs 35,000
Chandigarh, April 26
A resident of Sector 41 was allegedly robbed of Rs 35,000 by the occupants of a Tata Sumo he had hired to visit Hardwar here yesterday. As per police sources, Mr Nawab hired the vehicle from Sector 22 for Hardwar.

  • Resident injured
  • Vehicles stolen
  • Robbed
  • Gang of women held
  • Booked
  • Kenyan national booked

44 porno CDs seized
Chandigarh, April 26
The CIA branch of the city police raided six cyber cafes and audio cassettes shops in different parts of the city and claimed to have recovered 44 CDs of X-rated movies and arrested six persons yesterday.


Admn to encourage investments in IT
Chandigarh, April 26
The city is fast emerging as one of the most important IT-enabled services centre. To encourage investment in this field, the Administration is working hard towards providing the best of infrastructural facilities and an environment that is conducive to the growth of IT industry, said Mr Vivek Atrey, Director, IT and DPR, UT Administration, while addressing a seminar on “Call centre-2002”, at the CII here yesterday.

Punjab has immense tourism potential: Sekhri
Chandigarh, April 26
The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Mr Ashwani Sekhri, today announced that Punjab would shortly be on the world tourism map. Inaugurating a three-day international travel and tourism exhibition organised by the India Travel Mart, Mr Sekhri said Punjab and Chandigarh had tremendous potential for holding various tourism events throughout the year These events could generate lot of direct and indirect employment and through the multiplier effect, boost the economy of the region.

The Punjab Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Mr Ashwani Sekhri, meets exhibitors who took part in a three-day international travel and tourism exhibition at Shivalik Hotel in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

LIC’s best agents
Panchkula, April 26
Ms Monika Abrol, a Life Insurance Corporation agent, has set a new record by being selected as the best agent for the Panchkula branch of the LIC for the fourth consecutive year.


‘Career guidance must for students’
Chandigarh, April 26
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here today, underlined the need for evolving a system of career guidance at school and college levels for helping the students to select career according to their aptitude and choice.

Songs, dances mark school function
Chandigarh, April 26
Songs and dances marked the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, celebrated at Lecma Hall, Air Force Station, here today. The programme, inaugurated by Air Cmde SB Prashar, AOC of 3 BRD, began with an invocation to Goddess Saraswati with girls dressed in vibrant hues, the stage was a riot of colours as they threw out fistfuls of Holi colours as they danced and sang.

Panchnad lectures on April 27, 28
Chandigarh, April 26
Distortions in Indian history will be the topic of this year’s Panchnad lectures to be delivered by Prof Devendra Swaroop, an eminent historian and columnist, on April 27 and 28. The two-part lecture series will be organised in the DAV College seminar hall.


Hooda is HC Bar Association chief
Chandigarh, April 26
Excitement broke loose on the Punjab and Haryana High Court premises late this evening as Haryana’s former Advocate-General Hawa Singh Hooda was elected President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association after defeating his rival by 42 votes. Mr Sukhjinder Singh Behl was, elected Vice-President. The total number of votes polled was 1,817.

Fix reflectors on cycle rickshaws
Chandigarh, April 26
Acting on a public interest litigation, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday directed the authorities concerned of Punjab and Haryana to ensure that luminescent reflectors, or tapes, were affixed on the front or rear of cycles, cycle-rickshaws and other such vehicles without lights.

  • No sympathy for delinquents
  • File report on court complexes
  • MLA’s plea for pre-arrest bail

Drawings which balance elation & depression
Chandigarh, April 26
A drawing ensemble opened at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, today. It was put up by 24 artists who indulged in self renewal through art some time back. It unveiled elation and depressions of life through the medium of drawing.

9-yr-old presents Jaipur kathak
Chandigarh, April 26
There is nothing wrong with a nine-year-old holding a concert, but any form of art requires a certain element of maturity for being handled. Today, Devanshi Mishra took on the stage with confidence and energy. Beginning with an invocatory sequence, she went on to take care of the nuances of Jaipur kathak, the stream which lays emphasis on sophistication and rhythm.

Capturing nature on paper
Chandigarh, April 26
Strokes of colours produce spectacular results when one uses his imagination to imitate nature. Nature paintings by Ashwani Kumar Verma, currently on display for public viewing at the Kalagram Art Gallery, is such an attempt to capture dreamy landscapes with a haziness all over, hiding and revealing the nature’s secretes.

One of the water colour paintings by Ashwani Kumar Verma being exhibited at the Kalagram Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Moments of natural splendour
Chandigarh, April 26
Capturing moments in all their glory seems to be a way of life for M.S. Randhawa who displayed his prints in the gallery of IndusInd Bank today. Rooted to nature and its splendour, the photographs reflect magic of moments, beautiful and serene.

An exhibition of photographs by M.S. Randhawa in the IndusInd Bank gallery in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph



GMCH security staff resume stir
Chandigarh, April 26
The contractual security employees of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, resumed their agitation outside the hospital here today. According to the employees, they restarted their agitation after a meeting with the authorities and the contractor failed.

A ‘bonus’ for retired IAF personnel
Chandigarh, April 26
Retired Air Force personnel will now be able to access the world class facilities of Fortis Heart Institute after its empanelment by the Air Force Group Insurance Society. India’s most advanced hospital — Fortis Heart Institute — will now provide heart treatment to the members of the Medical Insurance Scheme.

Nagi joins as PGI Dean
Chandigarh, April 26
It is now official Prof Onkar Nath Nagi, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, joined as the Dean, PGIMER, here this evening. Prof Nagi has been appointed Dean in accordance with the decision of the Governing Body ‘s meeting held on April 10, 2002 and in compliance with the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today in the case of Sudha Suri vs PGIMER.

Stone detection camp for senior citizens
Chandigarh, April 26
A two-day free prostrate and urinary stone detection camp for senior citizens by the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown, will begin at SCO no 70-71, Sector 20, from tomorrow.

Health awareness camp for teenagers
Panchkula, April 26
A teenage awareness health camp was organised by the local chapter of Family Planning Association of India for the wards of policemen posted in Panchkula. As many as 20 teenagers participated in the camp.


Dev Saini, Aalamjit Kaur emerge champions
Chandigarh, April 26
Dev Saini among cadet boys and Aalamjit Kaur among cadet girls emerged champions in the PGI Club Open Table Tennis Tournament today. Dev Saini did not have to exert much in beating Sameer Singla, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5. Aalamjit had an easier outing against Barbie whom she defeated 11-3, 11-2, 11-3.

  • Ball badminton meet

  • Water sport meet

  • Table tennis tourney


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