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Admission process stalled for over three hours

Police called in; students’ stir to continue
Chandigarh, July 14
Admission to various undergraduate courses in city colleges ended today. In an action-packed drama at Government College, Sector, 11 more than 100 candidates who could not get admission to the college kept the complete admission process in the college on hold for more than three hours.

Students protest against closure of admission to BA first-year in front of the locked door of the office of Principal, Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
 — A Tribune photograph

Vivek School students left in lurch
Recognition ceased in 1994

Chandigarh, July 14
Students passing XII class examination from Vivek High School were shocked when they were denied admission in the Government College of Arts under the UT pool. They were informed that their school was not recognised by the UT Administration.



Musharraf ignites hunger for news
Chandigarh, July 14
Diplomatic statements during the day-long live coverage of Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf’s visit to Delhi were punctuated by advertisements ranging from Jagjit Singh’s latest music album to a soap promising fairness. Advertisers had probably calculated to have a captive audience on a weekend almost like during a tense Indo-Pak cricket match.

Skeletons begin to tumble out 
Instances of Sanjay Rahi’s dubious past

Panchkula, July 14
The sector 6 shooting case is getting curious by the day with skeletons beginning to fall out of the cupboard, beginning with the links of the Rahi family with notorious criminal, Pratap, alias Mahavir.

Jhuggi-dwellers’ plea dismissed
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted a month's time to Ms Suman Devi and 89 other dwellers of Colony Number 5 to make alternative arrangements on petitions filed by them against the move to demolish their jhuggis by the Enforcement Wing of the Chandigarh Administration.

2 killed in head-on collision
Lalru, July 14
Two persons were killed and one sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision between a truck and a truck chassis on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway near old bus stand here this afternoon.

Jackals kill black buck
Chhat Bir, July 14
Wild jackals struck at the enclosure of black bucks and killed a male animal in Chhat Bir Zoo on last night. Sources said the jackals entered the enclosure by scaling the boundary wall around midnight and killed the black buck.


Chandigarh Youth Congress activists protest against the visit of General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, to India in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A fireman tries to control fire in the Hallo Majra Kabari market in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Panun Kashmir seeks homeland in valley
Chandigarh, July 14
A day ahead of the Agra summit the Panun Kashmir, a body fighting for the rights of displaced Kashmiri pandits from the valley, today demanded a separate homeland in the valley while urging the Government of India to put pre-conditions on Pakistan like reversing genocide of Hindus in the valley and stop aiding international terrorism in the name of Muslim crusade.

Forum exposes Pak ‘treachery’
Chandigarh, July 14
The Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, Punjab and Chandigarh chapter, engaged in the people to people dialogue between the two countries, here today exposed Pakistani ‘’treachery and intransigence’’ on the Kashmir dispute.

Legal Services Authority organises seminar
Chandigarh, July 14
The Chandigarh State Legal Services Authority organised a seminar to generate awareness among the masses at Kishangarh village here today. A press note issued by the Chandigarh Administration said Mr B.C. Rajput, member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority of Chandigarh and Judge of the Permanent Adalat, was the chief guest.

NAC status for Naya Gaon soon “by Aug 15”
Kansal (Kharar), July 14
Mr Ujjagar Singh Badali, a jathedar of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), and a prospective SAD nominee from the Morinda Assembly constituency in the elections due early next year, announced here today that Mr Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, would announce a notified area committee in Naya Gaon village before August 15.

A job mainly for migrants
In the corridor of a market at night, you get a strong aroma of spicy food and wonder who could be doing the cooking there. You look around and find a group of men in vests and lungis doing the cooking. They are rickshaw-pullers who do their eating, cooking, bathing and sleeping on the roadside.

Lucky draw not held
Chhatbir, July 14
A number of visitors were disappointed today when the zoo authorities failed to hold the “lucky draw” introduced by the Wild Life Society of Punjab to raise funds for the Chhatbir Zoological Park. The scheme was introduced to attract visitors, develop enthusiasm among them and to avoid the resale of tickets by the society six months back.

Children make a collage to raise their voice against female foeticide during the final day of the poster-making competition and workshop for school children at Arts Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph

Raising voice against female foeticide  
Chandigarh, July 14
About 100 students from various schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar participated in a poster making competition and workshop on female foeticide organised by the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab at the Arts Museum in Sector 10 here today.

Ex-servicemen’s league “apolitical”
Chandigarh, July 14
Several senior retired defence officers, including Col Harsharan Singh, Lieut-Gen K.S. Gill, Brig Harwant Singh, Air Marshal K.S. Punia, Col A.P. Singh and Lieut-Gen B.S. Randhawa, have impressed upon ex-servicemen that the league was an apolitical organisation.

Helpful people in your life

Helpful people and benefactors are found in the right-hand area of your home. This area has masculine energy. It shows our tendency to travel. Helpful people are also associated with charity.

A clarification
Dera Bassi, July 14
Mohan Meakin Limited today clarified that its factory was not discharging any effluents in the tributaries of the Ghaggar and that the unit fulfilled the norms fixed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala.


Man booked for duping city resident
Chandigarh, July 14
Mr Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Sector 23, has complained that Arun Bhatia, a resident of Modern Complex, Mani Majra, owner of High Tech based in Mani Majra, took Rs 52,835 for sending him abroad. The complainant alleged that the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned the money.

  • Cyclist killed

  • Cheating case

  • Motor cycle stolen

  • Two arrested

  • One nabbed


Rush for non-medical, medical, commerce streams
SAS Nagar, July 14
The local Government College is once again buzzing with activity as the admission process for the new academic session is on and the authorities say that there is a greater rush for the commerce, medical and non-medical streams as compared to previous years.

50 teachers attend workshop
Chandigarh, July 14
About 50 teachers participated in an interactive workshop on inculcating good reading habits at Ajit Karam Singh School here today. Techniques to ensure that students were able to learn various strategies of comprehension were explained to the teachers. The workshop was conducted by the Director of the Regional Institute of Education, Ms Brinder Aulakh.

Schoolchildren present a street play - "Daantate Raho" in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 on Saturday. Subtle sarcasm
Chandigarh, July 14
After the first presentation of the street play titled Daantte raho in Sector 17 on June 9, the students of Guru Harkishen Model School, Sector 38, reproduced the performance with zeal again today at the same venue. The only difference today was a bigger audience.

Schoolchildren present a street play — “Daantate Raho” — in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

797 students get admission
Chandigarh, July 14
As many as 797 students with 50 per cent marks and above were admitted to different government schools in the ongoing admission session at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 here today.

Teaching work picks up at PU
Chandigarh, July 14
Teaching work at Panjab University is slowly picking up with more and more students joining back after the examination. Syllabi is being photocopied by students and options being filled in for this year. Slower on the road back to normalcy are the teachers of the university who are also joining the departments.

Final LL.B merit list on July 16
Chandigarh, July 14
Panjab University’s Department of Laws today decided to display the final merit list of students seeking admission to the three-year LLB course as per schedule on July 16. According to sources in the university, the list will be displayed at the department and will include the names of eligible candidates who applied during the extension period granted for submitting applications.


HC reserves order on old buses
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has reserved orders on a petition filed by Sanawar Montessori School, along with other institutes, challenging a letter issued by the State Transport Authority refusing to grant them a fitness certificate for plying buses as they were more than 15 years old.

Kenyan national convicted
Panchkula, July 14
A Kenyan national was convicted and sentenced to undergo 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in an NDPS case, in addition to a fine of Rs 1 lakh, by Mr Harminder Singh Bhangu, Additional Sessions Judge, here today.


Abhimanyu Raj Singh
Abhimanyu Raj Singh

Workshop for aspiring actors
Chandigarh, July 14
He is no less than a dream merchant scanning the city beautiful for acting talent. Abhimanyu Raj Singh, the common man who courted fame the day Mahesh Bhatt’s serial “Swabhimaan” went on air, has been around town for about 10 days now — deciding upon the locations and other technical details for his month-long acting workshop which is expected to commence in the city on Monday. To an objective observer the issue, that Abhimanyu, with all his professional obligations back home in Mumbai, has been in the city for over a week, sounded a bit strange initially.


A step ahead of modelling
If you are worried about you son or daughter taking up modelling as a career which is not only short-lived but also highly erratic, they have another opening. The modelling career can be a stepping stone for Fashion Choreography, a rewarding profession which has come to stay. The increasing number of fashion shows and beauty contests in the city has opened up vistas for fashion choreographers, says Priyanka Singh, a model-turned-fashion choreographer.

Hooded hero
Chandigarh, July 14
The serial “Kissa Puran Bhagat” , which is being telecast on Lashkara Channel on Sundays at 10.30 am, will shortly have interesting twist in the story. The viewers will be enthralled to see a real cobra in the role of “bashak naag” which has the power to turn into a human being at any time. The “bashak naag” falls in love with Shyamala, the would-be rajmata of Sialkot and the mother of King Salwan.


PGI seeks donations for patient
Chandigarh, July 14
The PGI today appealed to the people to donate Rs 20,000 for a 15-year-old boy suffering from weakness of all four limbs and respiratory paralysis. Pradeep Kumar admitted to the PGI emergency ward, needs urgent essential drugs for his treatment which are very expensive, a PGI press note said.

100 persons donate blood
Chandigarh, July 14
The Thalassaemia Children Welfare Association here today organised the sixth blood donation camp. The camp was inaugurated by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Justice G.S. Singhvi. Justice Singhvi congratulated donors and the YMCA for helping the Blood Transfusion Department of the PGI.


Shooting range caught in a row
The city has been chosen as the venue of shooting, tennis, golf and rowing events of the 31st National Games. But as the progress of the National Games is tardy, so are the preparations. The tennis stadium in Sector 10 is to be the venue of tennis competitions, but no camp has so far been held here. Instead, camps have been scheduled at Amritsar. The infrastructure for golf, tennis and rowing is almost complete but shooting has run into rough weather.

  • Good news for cricket

  • Young tennis players

Summer skating camp concludes
Chandigarh, July 14
It was a display of ‘real action on wheels’ for the skaters of the KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, as the 45-day long summer skating camp organised at the school skating rink ended today evening amidst fervour and gaiety.

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