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PU all set to curb ragging menace
Chandigarh, July 24
Panjab University has decided to ensure strict compliance with a University Grants Commission circular banning ragging on the campus. A senior level committee of the university has decided to keep a strict vigil on the campus with the aid of the administration committees of teaching departments and teams in hostels which would also include student representatives.

Mayor’s election: BJP to field candidate
Chandigarh, July 24
The BJP will field its party candidate in the forthcoming election to the post of the city Mayor. However, the decision to nominate the official candidate to the post has been left on the in charge of the BJP unit, Mr O.P. Kohli.

3 hurt as tanker catches fire
Chandigarh, July 24
Three persons reportedly sustained serious burn injuries in an incident of fire, which broke out late tonight on the factory premises of Plot No. 182/68 here at the Industrial area, Phase I. Three drums containing highly inflammable liquids and two tyres of a tanker parked inside were completely damaged.



Water polluted by industrial waste being used for irrigation in fields near Rajpura.
Water polluted by industrial waste being used for irrigation in fields near Rajpura. — Photo Karam Singh
Toxic effluents hit soil fertility
Rajpura (Patiala), July 24
Hundreds of farmers of over 70 villages located along the banks of a seasonal rivulet, carrying untreated sullage of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and other villages apart from some industrial units in this area, have continuously been irrigating their fields, mostly of vegetables, with the polluted water for the past many years. A number of channels which discharge their toxic effluents into the rivulet makes its water frothy and stinking.

School board revises fees again
SAS Nagar, July 24
After increasing the examination fee by around 30 per cent a month back, the Punjab School Education Board has again revised the examination fee structure. This time the board has offered some relief to the candidates by rolling back the fee.

B.Ed admissions to start from July 31
Chandigarh July 24
Admission to the 440 seats of B.Ed course in the education colleges of the city would start from July 31 and continue till August 3.

Patient wants cath lab functioning restored
Writes to Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court
Chandigarh, July 24
Worried over the non-functional cardiac cath lab of the PGI, a 76-year-old Solan resident, presently admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) PGI, has requested the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to intervene in the issue and restore status quo to save lives of people.


Traffic congestion a problem for authorities
Chandigarh, July 24
Lack of coordination between the administration and traffic police and paucity of funds are to blame for traffic congestion in most parts of the city. 

A view of traffic congestion at the Aroma traffic lights in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph 

A view of traffic congestion at the Aroma traffic lights in Chandigarh.

Industrial Area left to its fate
The Industrial Area here is crying for help and nobody seems to be listening. It is plagued with the problems of bad roads, erratic electricity supply or low voltage.

Military’s musical tradition
From the resounding fanfare sounded by hundreds of military musicians at Vijay Chowk during Beating Retreat, to pipers and drummers playing a slow march tune as a foreign dignitary inspects a guard of honour, to melodious tunes by a brass band at an officers’ mess function, to a lone bugler sounding the reveille at daybreak, military music has carved an indispensable niche for itself in the service.

Population control emphasised
SAS Nagar, July 24
The president of the local Municipal Council said here yesterday that the governments of the nation had been neutralised by the increasing population.

Vijay Divas celebrations
Chandigarh, July 24
The second anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas is being celebrated on July 26 to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistani intruders in the rugged heights of Muskoh, Drass, Kargil and Batalik areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dharamraja’s idol bites the dust
Chandigarh, July 24
The Mani Majra Cremation Ground, close to the Housing Board Chowk, is standing out following the collapse of the gate marking an entry to the park, which further leads to the cremation ground. Many lives electricity wires are dotting the campus following the collapse of the pillars.

Employees tear-gassed
Chandigarh, July 24
The local police today used water-cannons and tear -gas to disperse a mob of employees of various departments who had assembled to pressurise the government to accept their demands.

Musharraf’s effigy burnt
Chandigarh, July 24
The All India Terrorist Front today held a protest rally in Sector 17 near Piazza to protest against the killings of Amarnath yatris and personnel of security forces.

Cong leaders visit protesters
Chandigarh, July 24
Mr Kamaljit Singh Panchhi and Mr Pradeep Chhabra, Congress leaders, today visited the residents of the Housing Board Colony in Sector 29-B who were sitting on a fast.

Scooterist killed

Mirrors in homes

Mirrors are useful Feng Shui tools. In homes they do not only look beautiful; they also enhance the beauty of the place where they are hung. Every home has mirrors but when placed correctly they can bring the luck to the household.


Man held, remanded
Chandigarh, July 24
Satpal, who escaped from police custody a week back, was arrested by the city police here yesterday. The accused, a resident of Ram Darbar, was produced in a local court yesterday and sent to judicial remand by the Judicial Magistrate (First Class) till July 28, in connection with five different cases of theft and forgery.

Dog bites woman, owner booked
Chandigarh, July 24
A woman was booked under Section 289 of the IPC after her pet dog bit a passerby near her residence in Sector 15 last evening.


Management programme for BoI executives
Chandigarh, July 24
The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, has organised a six-day in house programme for management development of the top executives of the Bank of India consisting of 25 participants from various parts of the country. This high level programme was inaugurated by renowned economist, Prof S.S. Johl.


Plan to popularise science among students
Chandigarh, July 24
A detailed programme has been drawn up by the Chandigarh Administration for promotion of science in schools and colleges in the city in order to create a scientific temper among the students.

Counselling for BE, B.Arch courses from Aug 7
Chandigarh, July 24
Counselling session for students seeking admission to Punjab Engineering College, the Chandigarh College of Architecture and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, for BE and BArch courses, will begin from August 7 and continue till August 11.


PEC given go-ahead on UT admissions
Chandigarh, July 24
Permitting Punjab Engineering College to carry on with the process of counselling for 85 per cent seats in the UT pool, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today vacated the stay earlier granted by it.

  • Death sentence on 3 killers confirmed

  • Summons to police in abduction case

  • Notice on SGPC poll

HC directive on polythene bags
Chandigarh, July 24
Acting on a public interest litigation petition seeking the removal of garbage in the city, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked counsel for the UT Administration to seek instructions on the issue of banning the use of polythene bags in Chandigarh and its periphery. The case will now come up further hearing on August 20.

  • Notice to PGI

  • Notice of motion

Notice of motion issued on allottee’s plea
Panchkula, July 24
In a writ petition filed by a Panchkula resident, Mr K.M. Marya, against the Chairman of the Haryana Housing Board and two other respondents, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High court, comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice Jasbir Singh, has issued notice of motion for December 4.

Flesh trade racket: four remanded
Panchkula, July 24
While four persons accused in the flesh trade racket were sent to judicial remand till August 4, four others were let off on bail after they were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Kamal Kant, here today.

Notice issued to UT Home Secy


100 beauticians attend workshop
Chandigarh, July 24
The Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the Surya Foundation and the State AIDS Control Society, UT, organised a workshop for beauticians at a local beauty parlour in Sector 35, here today.

PGI employees hail decision
Chandigarh, July 24
The PGI Employees Union, has welcomed the decision of the Union Health Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, to revoke the cancellation of membership of the PGI Deputy Medical Superintendent , Dr D. Bahera, Additional Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, as a special invitee to the governing body and academic committee of the institute.


Overall trophy for YPS
Chandigarh, July 24
Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, bagged the overall championship trophy on the concluding day of the Ist ICSE Schools (Chandigarh region) Badminton Championship here today at the indoor hall of YPS.


PUDA becoming computer savvy
Chandigarh, July 24
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has begun to emerge as an e-enabled organisation.

MC may adopt tough stand over fee issue
SAS Nagar, July 24
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council is likely to adopt a tough stand over the issue of PUDA not passing over to it the non-construction fee charged from occupants of vacant plots in the town. The fee is charged by PUDA from the plot holders who fail to raise construction in a specified time period.

Move to ease parking hassles
Chandigarh, July 24
The strategy to make all underground parking lots functional and introduce paid parking in the city was discussed at length at a meeting today. The meeting was presided over by the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S Gujral, who is also secretary, Local Bodies.

Depts asked to clear audit objections
Chandigarh, July 24
The Engineering Department and the Education Department were today asked to speed up and clear the audit objections against their respective departments. This was pointed out during the bi-monthly senior officers’ conference here today. 

Madhavi Kataria shifted


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