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PU extends admission date till July 13
Chandigarh, July 10
While Panjab University has extended the last date for admissions to colleges till July 13, the admission process in most city colleges has drawn to a close with most of them gearing up for the new session to begin from tomorrow.

Heavy rush at a fee counter of the SBI at Panjab University on Monday. Heavy rush at a fee counter of the SBI at Panjab University on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

From Panjab University
Counselling for BALLB from July 14
Chandigarh, July 10
The first joint counselling for BALLB (5 years) will be held on July 14, (open category), July 15 (reserve category) and July 20 (NRI category). Tentative revised merit list by including 10+2 marks of 5 best scoring subjects has been posted on the PU website, puchd.ac.in.




EARLIER STORIES

Illegal parking: MC passes the buck to cops
Chandigarh, July 10
The parking lot on the road meandering its way through the city’s history, and downtown, before passing in front of Mehfil restaurant in Sector 17 has turned into a battlefield between the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the local police.

New twist in Dimpy murder case
Chandigarh, July 10
In an interesting twist to the sensational murder of gangster Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy, Mohali resident Balwinder Singh Brar had reportedly owned responsibility for the killing a day following the incident, according to police sources.

Camel ride through the city
Photo by Karam SinghIn this city with a phenomenal number of motorised vehicles, a camel rider on the city’s Madhya Marg becomes a curiosity indeed. The owner of this desert ship makes a daily trip from Mullanpur Gharib Das village beyond the PGI to fetch groceries from the Sector 26 Grain Market for the village shops.
 
Adieu Bittu
 
Flying high
 
Corporate culture
  TV trouble



COMMUNITY


Activists of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representatives Union protest in front of the office of the Labour Commissioner of Punjab in Chandigarh on Monday.
Activists of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representatives Union protest in front of the office of the Labour Commissioner of Punjab in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Probe findings a relief for Cheema
Chandigarh, July 10
Less than five months after Police Inspector J.S. Cheema claimed that he was implicated in a sexual harassment case by a woman ASI, a departmental inquiry has revealed that even her role was questionable.

Mohali MC elections on July 30
97 polling booths earmarked
Mohali, July 10
The Punjab Election Commission today notified that the elections to the local Municipal Council will be held on July 30 even as 97 polling booths have been earmarked by the authorities concerned.

Fauji Beat
Soap operas cannot attract good engineers
To offset the acute shortage of technical officers, the Army Headquarters has planned to increase the intake of technical graduates in each course at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, and the Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai. To attract suitable candidates from the IITs and leading technical colleges, the Army has hired a big advertising company for Rs 8 core.
The ramparts of Yol Fort with photographs and citations of five war heroes.
The ramparts of Yol Fort with photographs and citations of five war heroes.

Sewage treatment plant inaugurated
Chandigarh, July 10
The Adviser to the Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, inaugurated a Sewage Treatment Plant at Raipur Khurd today. The Union Territory now has three STPs and their total sewage treating capacity is 36.25 million gallon per day.

Rain fails MC’s claims
Chandigarh, July 10
Though the Municipal Corporation is making claims for being fully prepared for the monsoon, yesterday’s downpour has raised a few questions on these claims. The heavy rain yesterday saw many parts of the city in knee-deep water, while a few parts went without electricity, some for even more than 12 hours.
The slip road near the Sector 20 gurdwara which caved in due to heavy rain on Sunday.
The slip road near the Sector 20 gurdwara which caved in due to heavy rain on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

 
CRIME

Cheating case registered
Chandigarh, July 10
The local police arrested a Sector 38-West resident on the allegations of taking away goods from a transport company by forging documents.

Bus driver booked
Mohali, July 10
A resident of Phase X, Mr Davinder Singh, complained to the police that his father-in-law got seriously injured when he was hit by a bus.


 
EDUCATION

Participants introduced to new software
Chandigarh, July 10
Four-day short-term course titled "DSP and its applications", conducted at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, concluded this evening. The course covered fast developing areas such as Multirate Processing and included Filter Design and Architectures of the latest DSP Processors. Special lecture sessions were conducted by Dr. B.S. Sohi, Director, UIET, and Mr Amod Kumar, Deputy Director, CSIO.

Engineering graduates get placements
Dera Bassi, July 10
Graduates from the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) have been placed in various top companies in the country and abroad.

Orientation programme organised
Mohali, July 10
Gian Jyoti Public School organised an orientation programme here today for Class XI to acquaint students with the details of the syllabus for all subjects and prescribed books.

Employees to protest at ITI tomorrow
Mohali, July 10
Members of the Industrial Training Employees Union, Punjab, will be organising a state-level protest at the ITI, Phase V, here on July 12 in support of their demands.

‘Makhanlal ki Chinta’ staged
Chandigarh, July 10
On the eve of World Population Day, students of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, staged a play, “Makhanlal ki Chinta”, based on the burning problem of population control.

 
CULTURE

Play depicts plight of child labour
Chandigarh, July 10
City theatre buffs, who eulogise certain established names and prefer to see their productions, might repent at missing a classic Punjabi play “Chand Jadon Roti Lagda Hai” staged by the Jaito-based natyam group today at Tagore Theatre.

HEALTH

Living donor’s liver transplant brings new hope for cirrhosis patients
Chandigarh, July 10
“This is the least I could do for a person who brought me to life. For almost two months my sister and I fought over phone on the issue of choosing a live donor for the liver transplant required by my dad. Ultimately, I told my younger sister since I was the elder of the two siblings, the first choice rested with me and I flew back from Melbourne to facilitate the surgery that saved the life of my dad”.
Mr Sarvinder Sekhon earlier diagnosed with liver cirrhosis back in Chandigarh with a new lease of life after a successful liver transplant along with his family and doctor. He received the transplant from his son Aman (extreme right).
Mr Sarvinder Sekhon earlier diagnosed with liver cirrhosis back in Chandigarh with a new lease of life after a successful liver transplant along with his family and doctor. He received the transplant from his son Aman (extreme right). — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Mohali ‘emerging’ medical tourism hub
Mohali, July 10
Mohali was fast emerging as a medical tourism hub, said Dr M.S. Toor, Civil Surgeon, at a seminar held on continued medical education here today. Dr Toor said with the specialised treatment available, patients from Pakistan, Canada, West Asia preferred to get treatment here.

 
ADMINISTRATION

Centre asked to cancel Sahai’s transfer
Chandigarh, July 10
The Chandigarh Administration has asked the Centre to cancel the transfer orders of Mr S.N. Sahai, Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board, it is reliably learnt.

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