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UT fails to utilise funds for Sukhna
Chandigarh, September 6
In what may be a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, the Chandigarh Administration has been unable to utilise Rs 4 crore sanctioned by the Union Environment Ministry in August last year to carry out the much-needed wet-dredging in the ecologically fragile and the fast silting Sukhna Lake here.

Wet-dredging is the need of the hour at the Sukhna Lake, but red-tapism has held up the project despite a sanction of Rs 4 crore. Wet-dredging is the need of the hour at the Sukhna Lake, but red-tapism has held up the project despite a sanction of Rs 4 crore.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

PU yet to frame result schedule
Chandigarh, September 6
Despite commendable progress on the front of timely declaration of annual examination results, Panjab University still staggers to ensure a proper time schedule in case of examination results where thesis, paper work and viva voce are compulsory elements.


Upset over the living conditions in zoological parks throughout the country
Planning to escape!: Upset over the living conditions in zoological parks throughout the country, this is what this pair of tigers at Chhat Bir Zoo is perhaps planning to do. 
— Tribune photo Karam Singh

No more chances, says PU panel
Chandigarh, September 6
A committee of Panjab University today decided that no additional chance will be given to students who have exhausted all their admissible chances of clearing the class examination at the undergraduate level.

Three-cornered MC poll likely
Chandigarh, September 6
Even as the date for the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) is yet to be announced, political activity has picked up momentum and a “three-cornered” contest is on the cards for the 20 wards of the civic body.

Flesh trade racket busted
SAS Nagar, September 6
In a swoop late last night the local police arrested four girls and their pimps, allegedly involved in flesh trade, from a house in Phase X here. The girls, aged between 18 and 25 years, were reportedly in the profession for the past three months.

Govt ‘promoting’ pseudo rationalism
Chandigarh, September 6
Prof Satish Chandra, an eminent historian, today accused the BJP-led Central Government of attempting to replace rational humanistic tradition of the universities by obscurantism.

CSIO equipment for Jaguars
Chandigarh, September 6
The IAF’s Jaguar strike aircraft are to be equipped with an indigenously developed electro-optical equipment designed and developed in Chandigarh. The Air Force and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have approached the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here for the fabrication of a head-up display for the Jaguar.

Cops misusing security staff
Chandigarh, September 6
It seems that most of the protectors in the city police cannot do without police protection themselves. Most officers of the rank of a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Inspector have been blatantly misusing the under-staffed VIP security staff for their personal use.

Laptop lifters active on Shatabdi
Chandigarh, September 6
If you carry your laptop with you while travelling by the Shatabdi, be careful. Laptop lifters are active on the train. Three such machines were lifted from the train in the last week of August.

Adviser to UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, is captured in an overwhelmed mood.Power bends before fortitude
Chandigarh, September 6
Sacrifice inspires and sometimes truly enough to cause a flood of tears. This was one of those rare days when power bends before humility and fame bends before fortitude. When Yasoda of Beemanthope village from Tamil Nadu ascended the stage at Tagore Theatre to receive the Neerja Bhanot award today, the celebration of courage had only begun.

When Power Bends Before Fortitude: Adviser to UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, is c
aptured in an overwhelmed mood, after she had touched the feet of this year’s Neerja Bhanot awardee Yasoda at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


Bhabat substation inaugurated
Bhabat (Zirakpur), September 6
The Punjab Minister for Power, Mr Sikander Singh Maluka, inaugurated the 66-KV grid substation here today.

Short-cuts that spell disaster
Panchkula, September 6
Taking a short-cut across road dividers at different places in Panchkula has often proved a short-cut to disaster.

Errors in delimitation of wards
Chandigarh, September 6
On the last day of filing objections and claims to the draft list of polling stations made by the State Election Commission for MC elections, the Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala, and the Chandigarh Nationalist Mahila Congress have alleged that certain polling stations belonging to Ward No 20 have been erroneously included in Ward No 19.

Food and craft fair from Sept 14
Chandigarh, September 6
Hundreds of country’s best chefs, cooks, “masalchis”, artisans and craftsmen will be in the city to participate in a 10-day Food and Craft Bazar to be held at the Sector 17 Parade Ground from September 14 to 23.

Mystery shrouds cop’s death
Chandigarh, September 6
Mystery shrouds the death of a Head Constable of Punjab Police, who died after falling off the fourth floor of the Punjab Vigilance building in Sector 17.

Need to popularise Urdu language
Panchkula, September 6
With promotion of Urdu language as its objective, the Haryana Urdu Academy will host a conference of writers on September 11 at the Government Museum and Arts Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

SPCA president
Chandigarh, September 6
Mr Jasbir Ralhan was today elected president of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (SPCA), at the annual general committee, for a period of two years. This has been the third time when Mr Ralhan became President of the society.

Blood donation camp on Sept 8
Chandigarh, September 6
The Tribune Employees Union will organise a blood donation camp on the death of anniversary of the founder of The Tribune Trust, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, on September 8.

Residents meet HUDA Administrator
Panchkula, September 6
Residents of the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, met Mr A.K. Gupta, Administrator, HUDA, Panchkula, today and apprised him of the problems being faced by them.

Major Jaspreet Singh interacts with a Chinese Army officer at a high-altitude forward base.Army team completes expedition
Panchkula, September 6
Major Jaspreet Singh of the Watershed Gunners (61 Medium Regiment) and a city officer, led an expedition called the Gunners Sikkim High Altitude Operational Trek(Gunshot), which was flagged off at Tsomgo in East Sikkim.

ajor Jaspreet Singh interacts with a Chinese Army officer at a high-altitude forward base.


Woman, two kids assaulted
Chandigarh, September 6
A woman and her two children were hurt when they were beaten up by unknown miscreant(s) at her residence in Maloya today. The police registered a case of attempt to murder.


Design your car on computer
Chandigarh, September 6
In a novel concept designed to bring the customer closer to the production process of a car, Hindustan Motors Ltd, is inviting customers to design their own Mitsubishi Lancer on a computer before placing an order for their customised vehicle.



Homoeopathy diplomas of Punjab, Chandigarh get recognition
Chandigarh, September 6
The Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), New Delhi, has recognised the diplomas awarded by homoeopathic medical colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh bringing relief to thousands of affected students.

Police meeting focuses on students’ poll
Chandigarh, September 6
The forthcoming elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council and the students councils of affiliated colleges was the main topic of discussion at the monthly crime meeting held today.Students at the sapling plantation function organised at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

FCI likely to be ‘Smart Institute’
Chandigarh, September 6
The Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, is likely to be the first UT Administration-owned institute in the city to be upgraded into a “smart institute”.

Students at the sapling plantation function organised at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Strawberry Fields Children sing their hearts out
Chandigarh, September 6
The opening day of the musical mornings at Strawberry Fields Kindergarten in Sector 24 here today was a celebration of all things innocent, fresh and exciting in the growing pre-schoolers’ life.

Students of Strawberry Fields Kindergarten sing songs of innocence on the opening day of their music morning at Sector 24 on Thursday.

Saplings planted by students
Chandigarh, September 6
Over 50 teachers and 200 NSS volunteers participated in the celebrations of the World Literacy Day at Government College for Men, Sector 11, campus here today. A sapling plantation drive was also launched on the occasion.

Seminar on polytechnic education begins
Chandigarh, September 6
As part of the two-day celebrations preceding the 34th annual day of the Technical Teachers Training Institute, Sector 26, a two-day national seminar on “Impact of World Bank Project on Polytechnic Education System: Sustenance and Future Challenges” started at the TTTI here today.

ISTC students allege harassment
Chandigarh, September 6
A large number of students at the Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC) and their parents here are perturbed over the refusal of the ISTC authorities to accept drafts of banks other than the State Bank of India (SBI).

From right: Puneet Khanna, Mayank Lakhanpal and Kumar Saurav, who won first, second and third prizes, respectively Talent search contests conclude
Chandigarh, September 6
The three-day inter-college talent search competitions ended at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

From right: Puneet Khanna, Mayank Lakhanpal and Kumar Saurav, who won first, second and third prizes, respectively in the inter-college declamation contest held at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Panel set up on medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab Government has set up a committee to improve the functioning of the government medical and dental colleges.


Employee’s kin can’t claim job on maturity
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the minor heir or dependant of an employee who died in harness cannot claim the right to appointment on becoming eligible subsequently.

  • Notice on vehicle auto-dippers
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Dean case referred to another Bench
Chandigarh, September 6
The writ petition filed by Head of the Radio Diagnosis Department, Prof Sudha Suri, seeking directions for quashing the appointment of Dr Onkar Nath Nagi, Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as PGI Dean was today referred to another Bench by Mr Justice S.S. Sudhalkar and Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Nayak — The Real HeroNEW RELEASES
September 7 will see the release of South Indian top director Shankar’s “Nayak — The Real Hero” and Chi Chi’s (Govinda) new movie “Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya”. Sri Surya Movies produced “Nayak” will be released on Friday at Nirman, Chandigarh, and K.C. Panchkula. This is one of the most ambitious projects of Shankar. He makes his own remake of Tamil blockbuster “Mudhalvan”. Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai were selected for the lead roles but Shankar later opted for Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee.


PGI posts: permission sought for interviews
Chandigarh, September 6
The Director of the PGI Prof S.K. Sharma, has sought the permission of the Union Health Ministry to conduct interviews for 20 posts of professor, which have been lying vacant in the institute for some time now.

PGI doctor awarded
Chandigarh, September 6
A US-based PGI, Chandigarh, postgraduate, Dr Rajvir Dahiya, has been elected president of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research and awarded for his work on prostate cancer.


Sukhman, Ankit steal show
Chandigarh, September 6
Sukhman Ghuman among girls and Ankit Kalia among boys stole the show in the below-14 age group 100 metre freestyle event on the opening day of the swimming competitions organised by the UT Sports Department at the Sector 23 Government Yoga Centre swimming pool here today.

  • Hockey probables

  • Panchkula team


Shopkeepers told to remove encroachments
SAS Nagar, September 6
Shopkeepers of Lambian village were today asked by the Estate Office of PUDA to remove structures by Saturday, failing which these would be demolished. The shopkeepers were asked to purchase sites in an auction of sites in bulk material market scheduled for tomorrow.

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