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PEC asks all foreign students to re-submit ID
Chandigarh, September 14
PEC University of Technology has issued a fresh notification asking all foreign students enrolled in the college to produce their identification documents again, failing which dismissal could be considered by the college administration. The deadline for submitting passports and citizenship cards in original expires on September 15, the notification added.

Marble dealers evade tax worth crores
Chandigarh, September 14
After restaurants and clubs in the city, the UT excise and taxation department is now set to nail marble dealers of Dhanas for evading sales tax worth crores of rupees.The UT administration has been surveying records of the marble dealers at Dhanas for sales tax and VAT evasion for over a week.

Naunihal takes over as UT SSP
Naunihal SinghChandigarh, September 14
Naunihal Singh, a 1997 Punjab cadre IPS officer, joined as the 14th Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Chandigarh today.Contrary to common practice, Naunihal would serve the city for three years. His predecessors had got a two-year term.

Naunihal Singh

Delayed scan reports a norm at GMCH
Chandigarh, September 14
Delays in receiving CT scan reports at Government Medical College & Hospital have become a routine affair leading to a compromise on the quality of treatment to patients. Though hospital officials concerned blame each other for the mess, the ultimate sufferers are the patients who often spend thousands of rupees for their treatment.


DAV College principal suspended
BC JosanChandigarh, September 14
The principal of DAV College, Sector 10, BC Josan, was suspended after an emergency meeting of the governing body of the college here today.Though rumours had it that he had been suspended following grave charges of embezzlement and misuse of chair, but no official confirmation came in this regard.

BC Josan


8,000 poor kids awaiting ‘free’ uniforms
Articles still to reach AIE centres despite requests by NGO
Chandigarh, September 14
Though half the session is already over more than 8,000 poor students studying in 195 UT Alternate Innovative Education centres are still waiting for their ‘free’ uniforms and shoes.The articles, which are provided as part of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan have not reached any centre till date despite repeated requests by the coordinating NGO.

Hindi Diwas Samaroh tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 14
The Punjab Pardeshik Hindi Sahitya Sangam will hold a seminarand Hindi Diwas Samaroh on September 16 at the Chandigarh Press club.Eminent Hindi scholars, including Dr KK Rattu, Director Doordarshan, Naresh Kausha,l editor, Dainik Tribune, principal SR Parbhakar will speak in order to promote Hindi as a language.

PU Student Council
I was forced to quit as joint secy: Chander
Chandigarh, September 14
The drama revolving around the new joint secretary of Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC), Subhash Chander, who has been swapping his affiliation between INSO and the Hindustan Students Association (HSA), continued on the campus even today.

back with a bang

Student Centre, which saw violent spats in the recent student elections, is buzzingwith activity as students chill out
Student Centre, which saw violent spats in the recent student elections, is buzzingwith activity as students chill out. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Protest by pensioners today
Mohali, September 14
Members of the Punjab State Pensioners’ Association will hold a protest against the insensitive attitude of the government towards pensioners in Phase V, opposite Bougainvillea Garden, at 10 am tomorrow.

MC vacancies may be filled
Policy on recruitment, promotion to be tabled
Chandigarh, September 14
The municipal corporation (MC) is finally drafting the recruitment and promotion policy for its employees, which will be tabled during the next meeting of the general house. Records of the MC show that around 1,200 posts have been lying vacant in various departments.

New SDO (Buildings) pleads repatriation
Chandigarh, September 14
Barely 20 days after joining as new SDO (Buildings), AS Maini has written to the authorities to repatriate him to his parent UT engineering department citing health reasons.

Anti-encroachment drive by MC
Chandigarh, September 14
The enforcement wing of the municipal corporation carried out an anti-encroachment drive in various parts of the city today.

Rs 45.56-cr grant for GMCH
Chandigarh, September 14
The union ministry of health and family welfare, has sanctioned Rs 45.56 crore for strengthening and upgrading of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, to start new postgraduate disciplines and increase postgraduate seats.

BJP training camp concludes
Chandigarh, September 14
The three-day training camp of the BJP concluded at Kharar, near here, yesterday.

Docs put on temporary duty at 2 dispensaries
Mohali, September 14
Doctors have been put on duty on a temporary basis at two civil dispensaries here which had no doctors for the past some time and these have also been asked to submit a demand for other requirements to improve overall functioning for the convenience of patients.

Security stepped up at Nada Sahib
Panchkula, September 14
Security arrangements were beefed up at two gurdwaras of Nada Sahib in Nada village and Manji Sahib at Pinjore here today in the wake of announcement made by the Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (HSGPC) (ad hoc) to take over the control.

1 H1N1, 4 dengue cases suspected
Mohali, September 14
A case of suspected swine flu and four of dengue fever were reported by officials of the health department here today.Dr Jai Singh, district health officer, said a three-year-old child suspected to be suffering from swine flu was admitted in Cosmo Hospital in Sector 62.

Uttam ChandTribune employee dead
Chandigarh, September 14
Uttam Chand, Composing Supervisor, Dainik Tribune, died after a brief illness here today. He was 54. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. He joined the newspaper in 1981. The funeral procession will start from 77, Gobind Vihar, Baltana (Zirakpur) at 12.00 noon on September 15 for the Cremation Grounds, Sector 25, Chandigarh.


Govt seeks time for fresh order
Fate of 100 fifth-batch BDS students at PU in limbo
Chandigarh, September 14
On a petition filed by Panjab University for quashing the Union of India’s action of “arbitrarily” denying it the permission to admit the fifth batch to the BDS course, the Centre has asserted that it will pass a fresh order on the basis of a compliance report indicating the removal of deficiencies.

PSEB appoints controller of examination
Mohali, September 14
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today appointed the joint secretary and senior legal advisor Sukhwinder Kaur Saroya as the new controller of examination. She has been given the charge for two years. 


Visits by flying squadsirk students
Patiala, September 14
Exams are the most crucial time for students as it is this put their knowledge to test as to what they have learnt during a particular time frame. Those three hours decide their fate but thanks to the excess checking by the Punjab School Education Board flying teams, the students are unable to focus during exams as well. Students are irked by the fact that many flying teams have been deputed on duty as a result of which have problem concentrating during exams.

‘Indian students need to be focused to succeed’
Patiala, September 14
Dr Inderjit Singh Seerha, Director, Human Resources, Cambridge University, UK, reached Khalsa College, Patiala, today to motivate students of the college to strive for academic excellence in Cambridge University, U.K. Applauding the courage and vision of Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia in opening new channels for Sikh students to study in Cambridge University, he said Indian students needed to be focused in their approach to reach the zenith of success.

Man posing as CBI officer arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib,September 14
The police today arrested an imposter along with another accomplice with stolen material worth lakhs of rupees.

70 girls donate blood
Patiala, September 14
A first women’s blood donation camp was organised by the ITBP and Cancer-AIDS Awareness and Prevention Society with the help of Red Cross on the ITBP campus on Rajpura-Patiala road yesterday.

Threat to acquire gurdwaras
Admn imposes Sec 144
Ambala, September 14
The district administration has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in public places due to a threat by a group of Sikh community demanding a separate committee and take possession of gurdwaras in the state on September 15.

‘Lack of facilities’ behind drop in strength
Dera Bassi, September 14
Due to lack of educational facilities in government colleges and increasing trend of private engineering colleges and going abroad for studies has led to drop in strength of students in government colleges. This was stated by some teachers and students when they were asked about the reason of decreasing strength of students in government colleges.


Notices to Pbi varsity over appointments
Chandigarh, September 14
Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to Punjabi University, Patiala, on the appointment of workshop attendants. The notice came on two separate writ petitions filed SC candidate Bhim Singh Dhillon, along with Karamjit Singh and Neta Singh of the general category. They had challenged the selection and appointment of five persons against one SC and four general-category posts.

SSP told to look into complaint against Taj
Chandigarh, September 14
Justice MS Sullar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the UT Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to look into a complaint by city resident Gopal Sharma against the Taj, Chandigarh.

HC gives 3 months to install speed governors
Chandigarh, September 14
The states of Punjab and Haryana have been given three months to ensure the installation of speed governors on commercial vehicles.


Man held over obscene profile
Chandigarh, September 14
The police today arrested a 27-year-old quality analyst with a Mohali-based private company under the Information Technology Act for creating an obscene profile of his former female colleague on a social networking site.


Match Fixing
Guilty must be dealt with sternly: Yusuf
Yusuf Pathan practises in the nets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.Chandigarh, September 14
Cricketers found indulging in spot fixing or match fixing should not be spared, as they have put their country’s honour at stake, feels ace batsman Yusuf Pathan.“This (match fixing) is not a small mistake. Those who are found guilty should be punished sternly,” said Pathan while talking to the TNS after a brief practice session at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, this evening.

Yusuf Pathan practises in the nets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Umesh Kumar Trophy
Sidhu XI-Malhotra XI tie ends in draw
Chandigarh, September 14
The match between NS Sidhu XI and Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in Emerging Players’ Tournament for Umesh Kumar Trophy ended in a draw at LIC Cricket ground, Sector 26, here today.

A footballer from BAM Khalsa College, Garhshankar, tries to clear the ball from the danger area during a match against the PU Campus team in the PU Inter-College Football Championship held in Chandigarh on Monday. Mahilpur lads thrash Govt College-46
Chandigarh, September 14
Local outfit PG Government College, Sector 46, failed to match up to their rivals SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, as they were thrashed 0-4 in the Panjab University Inter-College Football (Men) A-Division Tournament at PU grounds here today.

A footballer from BAM Khalsa College, Garhshankar, tries to clear the ball from the danger area during a match against the PU Campus team in the PU Inter-College Football Championship held in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Weightlifting: WCC-42 lift title
Chandigarh, September 14
Hosts Weightlifting Coaching Centre-42 (WCC-42) emerged champions in the men’s section, scoring 208 points, in the Senior Chandigarh Weightlifting Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Bike expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, September 14
The trans-Himalayan motorcycle expedition being undertaken by the First Battalion of Ladakh Scouts was flagged off on its next leg to Rohtang from Chandi Mandir today. Comprising two officers and 20 other ranks led by Capt Mohit Bhan, the 2,100-km expedition had commenced from Karu, near Leh, on September 4 has covered 1,370 km so far through Kargil, Dras, Srinagar, Udhampur and Amritsar. 


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