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Fake Degrees
Factory of fakes
An accused shows how he made fake rubber stamps using a chemical to policemen in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, March 22
The prime accused in the fake degrees scam made hundreds of forged degrees of various universities sitting in the comfort of his home. The special investigating team (SIT) of the UT police recovered a whole factory of rubber stamps and a polymer rubber stamp-making machine from the Kharar residence of the prime accused in the scam, Raman Kumar, who resided in a rented accommodation there.
An accused shows how he made fake rubber stamps using a chemical to policemen in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Lecture shortage: Students protest ‘heavy’ fine
Chandigarh, March 19
High drama prevailed at a majority of city colleges today where it was virtually a day of protests against “hefty” fines being levied from students short of requisite number of lectures.

Finally, leopard captured
Chandigarh, March 22
After a long wait of 11 days, the UT Forest and Wildlife Department finally managed to capture the leopard stuck in a pipe underneath the runway in the IAF area here.

HC gives 24-hr deadline to Admn
A tent pitched outside the residence of an official in the green belt in Sector 19, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, March 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today set a 24-hour deadline for the Chandigarh Administration to remove tents pitched for the security of the judges outside their houses.

A tent pitched outside the residence of an official in the green belt in Sector 19, Chandigarh. A file photograph

Food street eatables to cost 10 pc less
Chandigarh, March 22
Having food at the night food street located near the PGI, sector 14, will be cheaper from now as the Municipal Corporation has decided to decrease the eatables rates by 10 per cent from the existing rate list. This was decided at a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee chaired by Mayor Raj Bala Malik here today.


Bees sting, MC depts pass buck
Hives on a tree in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, March 22
Despite the recent reports of honey bee attacks in the city in local newspapers, there is no department in the Municipal Corporation to deal with it. Interestingly, the MC officials of the health and horticulture wings are passing the buck on each other.

Hives on a tree in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sec 17 parking lots to be made fully automatic
Chandigarh, March 22
Ironically four semi-automatic parking system, which were installed in different parking lots, have been left to be rusted and the authorities have mooted a fresh proposal of converting all parking sites in Sector 17 into fully automatic ones.

No extension to IG’s personal secy
Chandigarh, March 22
Two-year ‘illegal’ tenure of IG (UT) PK Srivastva’s ‘favourite’ personal secretary (PS) finally comes to an end when the UT Administration, terming the personal secretary’s appointment after his retirement as ‘contrary to the provisions’ of the Union Government of India, refused to extend his contract.

PGI tender norms have chemists fuming
Chandigarh, March 22
The conditions laid down in the tender floated for a shop on the PGI campus has led to resentment among the chemist community following which the Chemist Association of Chandigarh has decided to refrain from the tendering process. Today was the last day to file the tender form.

Two P’kula hotels in soup
Panchkula, March 22
While the nation is observing World Water Day today, the two hotels of town were found discharging polluted water into the sewerage here. Detecting the mischief, the Haryana Pollution Control Board officials sealed the kitchen of Hotel Peninsula in Sector 8 in the afternoon while action had been taken late last night against hotel KC Royal Park in Sector 3.

Plunder of entry passes
Panchkula, March 22
In a sheer display of its helplessness, officials of the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board were virtually robbed of all media identity cards and entry passes for the Navratra fair coverage by a group of hooligans posing as media persons here today.

Rights panel seeks report
Mohali, March 22
The Punjab Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Mohali Deputy Commissioner on the water crisis in Kambala village, near here.

Recurrent miscarriages clinic inaugurated
Mohali, March 22
Genetic abnormalities inherited from parents or sporadic are considered to be the main reason for recurrent miscarriages. Other reasons could be structural defects in uterus like septum, fibroid, didelphus, adhesions in the cavity, etc, bacterial and viral infections like bacterial and viral. Smoking, alcohol intake, and drugs are also among major contributors to miscarriage.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers demand regularisation
Chandigarh, March 22
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA) organised its general house meeting at the Jama Masjid Ground, Sector 20, yesterday where they re-emphasised their “Mission Regularisation”.

PUTA president objects change of faculties
Chandigarh, March 19
The controversy surrounding change of faculty by PU Senators brewed further today with the Registrar Office receiving around 10 applications so far. While Registrar AK Bhandari was unavailable the entire day, officials claimed that the applications were mostly from the Ashok Goyal group.

Seminar on music held
Panchkula, March 22
Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, held a national seminar on music today. The topic of the seminar was “Role of Music in Cultural Exchange” and it was sponsored by the Department of Higher Education, Haryana.

Training programme on mother, child care ends
Mohali, March 22
With special focus on auto-immune disorders and its homoeopathic perspective and treatment in expectant mothers and newborn children, the Punjab Homoeopathic Department organised a three-day District Training Programme for Mother-Child care which concluded at the Conference Hall of the Punjab Health System Corporation, Phase 6, here today.

Education Board assn stages dharna
Mohali, March 3
Members of the Punjab School Education Board Association sat on a dharna following a ban on gate meetings by the board management here today.

Dolly Guleria enthrals
Chandigarh, March 22
The invincible folk and sufiana maestro, Dolly Guleria, gave an entrancing musical spell at a special programme organised by former president VS Sodhi of the Senior Citizens Association as part of the 16th anniversary celebrations at the Tagore Theatre here today.


Pvt schools issued show-cause notice
Chandigarh, March 19
Angry at private schools for turning away parents from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) seeking admission of their children under the RTE Act, the UT education department has issued show cause notice to prominent private schools including St Kabir School, Sector 26, Vivek High School, Sector 38, Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, and St Stephen School, Sector 45 .

DUI accuses centre supervisor of blackmail
Chandigarh, March 19
In a development which has left the Panjab University fraternity in a shock, Dean University Instructions, BS Brar, who is also the Director of ICSSR, has accused the centre supervisor Avtar Singh of blackmailing him for not hiring his son.


MG College to hold free coaching for NET, JRF exams
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 22
To help post-graduate students of the area, Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, the only autonomous college of North India, is going to organise coaching classes for the NET and JRF exams to be held in June 2012, said Dr Sukhjeet Kaur, incharge, coaching section.

Gurdas Mann performs at annual fest ‘Lamhe 2012’
Gurdas Mann performs at Sri Sukhmani Institute, Dera Bassi, on Thursday. Dera Bassi, March 22
Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions organised its 14th annual function ‘Lamhe-2012’ at the campus of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera-Bassi, to celebrated the institute’s 33rd year in the field of education.

Gurdas Mann performs at Sri Sukhmani Institute, Dera Bassi, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parmod Mehta


Notify toll in 10 days, HC tells Centre
Chandigarh, March 22
In less than a fortnight, you will be able to steer clear of traffic chaos in the Parwanoo and Kalka bazars.


Man duped of Rs 75,000
Chandigarh, March 22
Arvind Thakur, a resident of Sector-33, has told thte police that an unidentified person called him informing that he had won a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and should deposit Rs 75,000 as processing fee.


Shri Cricket Academy beat YPS in U-13 tournament
AYPS Mohali batsman play a shot against Sri Cricket Academy Panchkula at the under 13 championship in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, March 22
The cricket team of Shri Cricket Academy defeated the team of YPS, Mohali, by 45 runs, in the league match of ongoing 3rd Junior Cricket Championship for boys (U-13), being held here today.

AYPS Mohali batsman play a shot against Sri Cricket Academy Panchkula at the under 13 championship in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Gathered to take free cricket kits, fans return disappointed
Chandigarh, March 22
It might be called craze of cricket or greed of getting a free kit that led hundreds of youngsters to gather outside the Cricket Stadium of Sector 16, here this morning.

Sale of IPL tickets begin
Chandigarh, March 22
The ticket selling for the fifth edition of the IPL started today at various places of Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh, here.

Ashpreet to face Sehjnoor in finals
Chandigarh, March 22
Local tennis player, Ashpreet Kaur, will face Sehjnoor Dhillon in the finals of girls’ (U-12) category, during the ongoing Chandigarh Club Open Lawn Tennis Tournament, being held here today.

CFA, GMHS-36 qualify for football tourney
Chandigarh, March 22
Players of the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) and the students of Government Model High School, Sector 36, qualified for the finals of All-India Tata Tea Jago Re Inter Milan Soccer Tournament.


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