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PEC to set up centre on virtual instrumentation
Chandigarh, June 24
Punjab Engineering College, a deemed university, was all set to set up a centre on “virtual instrumentation” and a training course on the subject would be run with the help of experts from the IIT, Kanpur, said Prof Vijay Gupta, PEC Director.
Students in a joyous mood after getting degrees at the annual convocation of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Students in a joyous mood after getting degrees at the annual convocation of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

AICTE allows Sukhmani college to make admissions
Chandigarh, June 24
A day after the Punjab Government shot off a notification to Punjab Technical University (PTU) banning admissions to the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), Dera Bassi, the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted a major relief to the beleaguered engineering college.








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Scientists stress on the need for collaborative research
Chandigarh, June 24.
“India has the world’s second largest scientific manpower, yet it needs to import medicines from other countries. The pharmaceutical industry that can be a major revenue generator for the nation is yet to exploit its full potential. This is because the scientific approach in India is self-oriented, whereas it should be people-oriented. Things have shown improvement over the past three years, but there is lot to be done for India to emerge as a world leader”.

Gang-rape: 2 accused nabbed
Lalru, June 24
The police today claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in the nursing student gangrape case with the arrest of two accused and identification of the other two.

Fire in HT office
Mohali, June 24
Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in a fire that broke out in the office of The Hindustan Times here tonight.

Kidnap bid: Hindu samiti secretary, gunman nabbed
Chandigarh, June 24
The police today arrested national general secretary of the Hindu Surkhya Samiti Varinder Bajaj and his gunman, Ramesh Singh, a constable with the Punjab Police, on the charges of trying to kidnap Himanshu Sharma from near the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, last evening.

A real drama in front of the Government Arts Museum and Gallery: (from left) An unidentified man (in white shirt) tells an occupant of a car that their act of trying to kidnap a boy, Himanshu, is being clicked by a lensman; a Punjab Police constable forces the boy to follow the car (CH 03 K 4066); the Chandigarh Police rescues the boy after receiving a call from a passer-by.

A real drama in front of the Government Arts Museum and Gallery: (from left) An unidentified man (in white shirt) tells an occupant of a car that their act of trying to kidnap a boy, Himanshu, is being clicked by a lensman; a Punjab Police constable forces the boy to follow the car (CH 03 K 4066); the Chandigarh Police rescues the boy after receiving a call from a passer-by. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik


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COMMUNITY

Ray of hope for CITCO shed allottees
Chandigarh, June 24
A ray of hope has emerged for the allottees of CITCO sheds in the Industrial Area here. The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has promised to allow the transfer of sheds to the allottees, subject to change of some of the terms and conditions.

Puppet show to create awareness on AIDS
Chandigarh, June 24
To commemorate the signing of the declaration at the international conference against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in 1987, Yuvsatta in association with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, and Satsang Bhavan, Sector 26, organised a puppet show and a medical camp for labourers working in the grain market, Sector 26, here today.

Tough stand by administration on voters’ registration irks candidates
Mohali, June 24
The last day of filing claims and objections in connection with the forthcoming municipal elections ended yesterday with the administration sticking to its stand of asking residents to be present in person for filing claims. The draft electoral rolls were displayed on June 15.

Rousing response to Lalji’s yoga camp
Chandigarh, June 24
The 8-day free yog sadhna shivir ‘Yog Sukh Sagar’ being organised by the Chandigarh Yog Sabha, under the guidance of Yogiraj Swami Lalji Maharaj, entered its seventh day today.

Complaint against Airtel
Mohali, June 24
A resident has complained that Airtel has failed to provide her with an air ticket under a free- flight plan for mobile users publicised by the company. Mrs Ajit Kaur Bedi, a resident of Phase II, says that under the scheme aimed at attracting customers, Airtel had promised to-and-fro air tickets to any destination in India if a person subscribed to a new connection and paid the required number of bills.

Parking contractor ‘harassing’ employees
Chandigarh, June 24
Employees of Labour Bureau, Chandigarh, have alleged that the staff of the contractor manning the paid parking near Jagat and Anand theatres was harassing them.

Speaking contest for kids
Chandigarh, June 24
In an effort to sharpen the skill of kids, the Fitness Institute for Languages, Sector 32, here, organised a public speaking competitions for children here today.


Winners of the public speaking competition organised by Finesse Institute for Languages in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Winners of the public speaking competition organised by Finesse Institute for Languages in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Cycle expedition concludes
Chandigarh, June 24
The six-day-long WESTCOM HIMEX-V cycle expedition came to an end when it reached Chandimandir cantonment near here today after pedalling 370 km through treacherous and landslide- prone mountainous terrain in Himachal Pradesh.

British Library workshop ends
Chandigarh, June 24
More than 100 children aged between six and 12 years participated in “Reading Voyage” organised by the British Library, from May 10 to June 21. Besides group discussions and puzzle solving, some other competitions were also organised during the workshop.

Youngsters enjoy the pleasant weather in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Youngsters enjoy the pleasant weather in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Homoeopathy camp at AG Punjab office
Chandigarh, June 24
For spreading awareness about homoeopathy, Audit and Accounts Employees Welfare and Healthcare Society organised a free homoeopathy camp in the office of AG Punjab, Sector 17, here today.

Garbage plant MoU: BJP for CBI probe
Chandigarh, June 24
The BJP today demanded a CBI inquiry into the signing of the MoU by the Congress-ruled Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) with Jai Parkash Associates regarding the setting up of a garbage plant in Dadu Majra.

Verification drive for servants
Chandigarh, June 24
In a special drive carried out by Chandigarh police today, details of at least 585 servants and 358 tenants were verified across the city. The drive was carried out in all the 11 police stations.


Servants and tenants of the industrial area being registered at a verification camp at Government High School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Servants and tenants of the industrial area being registered at a verification camp at Government High School, Sector 30, Chandigarh

Satish KapoorSatish Kapoor chief of CMA
Chandigarh, June 24
Prof Satish Kapoor, Chairman, University Business School, Chandigarh, has been elected as president of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) for 2006-07 in the election held, here today.

Piaggio 'Ape Mahautsav' ends
Chandigarh, June 24
The two-day mega event, "Ape Mahautsav", that was launched by Piaggio Vehicles on Circus Maidan, here yesterday, concluded today. This one-stop infotainment programme was for the existing customers and their families.

 
CRIME

Woman’s body found
Panchkula, June 24
A badly mutilated body of an unidentified middle-aged woman was found on the Chandigarh-Ambala railway track adjacent to Sector 19, near here, early this morning.

 
BUSINESS


VAT can boost industrial growth: seminar
Chandigarh, June 24
Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh said cost accountants played a pivotal role in the economic growth of any state as they worked for controlling wastages and increasing efficiency.

Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh inaugurates a seminar organised by the Chandigarh-Panchkula chapter of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh inaugurates a seminar organised by the Chandigarh-Panchkula chapter of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India in Chandigarh on Saturday.


 
EDUCATION

Welfare schemes for Desh Bhagat institute’s staff
Chandigarh, June 24
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, yesterday organised a function to introduce welfare schemes for its Class IV employees and their families.

Now, no NET for M.Phil, Ph.D candidates
Chandigarh, June 24
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has exempted the M.Phil and Ph.D candidates from the National Eligibility Test (NET) with an immediate effect.

Vocational training for women stressed
Chandigarh, June 24
Over 150 persons took part in a training camp organised by the Adult Education Unit of the Chandigarh Administration at Khudda Alisher village here on Wednesday.

 
CULTURE

Vocalist Shanti Sharma regales audience
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi presented an Indian classical vocal recital by the well-known exponent of the Indore gharana, Vidushi Shanti Sharma, at the Tagore Theatre today.

 
SPORTS


Panchkula in dire straits
Panchkula, June 24
Magnificent pace bowling by Sonepat’s Anil Jawla (4 for 24), Satinder Malik (2 for 28) and Virender Dahiya (3 for 9), put Panchkula in dire straits as the hosts were bundled out for a meagre 84 runs in 34.1 overs in the Haryana u-19 inter-district league cricket match against Sonepat being played at J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology, Naggal (Barwala), Panchkula, here today.
A Chandigarh team’s fielder tries to stop the shot played by Karnal’s batsmen during the Haryana u-19 inter district league cricket match.
A Chandigarh team’s fielder tries to stop the shot played by Karnal’s batsmen during the Haryana u-19 inter district league cricket match on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

10 selected for Shivalik volleyball academy
Chandigarh, June 24
Ten players have been provisionally selected during the trials for the prestigious Shivalik Public School Volleyball Academy in Sector 41 here. Principal-Director of Shivalik Public School D.S. Bedi disclosed that the selected spikers would be attending a special assessment coaching camp from July 7 to 16 before making a final selection.

ADMINISTRATION

Probe ordered into tenders for recarpeting roads
Panchkula, June 24
A fortnight after a complaint filed by certain municipal councillors alleging irregularities in allotting tenders for re-carpeting of roads by the Panchkula Municipal Council, the Deputy Commissioner has marked an inquiry to verify the facts.

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