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PU scraps entrance tests for many courses
Chandigarh, January 19
In a major decision, the Panjab University Syndicate today decided to scrap the entrance examination to several courses in its affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session.

Guest-house owners told to close shop
Chandigarh, January 19
From Monday, all guest houses in residential areas here will be sealed. Orders to this effect have been issued and the Estate Office has also inserted advertisements in local newspapers, asking local guest-house owners to close shops. This is after a judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Police arrests ‘duping letterman’
SAS Nagar, January 19
A 50-year-old man was today arrested by the police here today for allegedly duping people on the pretext of finding them employment in the Central Government offices. The man had recently duped a resident of Sector 40, Mr Rakesh Kumar, of Rs 80,000 on the pretext of getting him a job.

Tehsildar booked for cheating
Dera Bassi, January 19
In a case of forgery and criminal conspiracy to misinterpret documents in a land deal case, the police has registered cases against four persons, including Tehsildar of this subdivision under Section 429, 467, 468, 471 and 34 of the IPC by the Dera Bassi police on the complaint of Mr Raj Kumar, a resident of Rajpura.




  Pulse Polio Campaign today
Chandigarh, January 19
All is set for the first Pulse Polio Campaign of the year which starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow targeting approximately 1.2 lakh children, up to the age of five year, in the city who will be vaccinated against the disease.

28 routes identified for private buses
Chandigarh, January 19
About 28 routes have been identified for operation of private mini-buses in the city. These buses will also run on V-5 roads which connect sub-sectors of each sector. These buses will primarily have north to south or a vice versa movement. A meeting of the State Transport Authority (STA) was held recently to finalise exact routes, taxation structure and specifications of buses, among other issues.


Hundreds take part in ‘nagar kirtan’

Chandigarh, January 19
Chanting devotees marched through the city streets in an impressive ‘nagar kirtan’ today to celebrate the Guru Gobind Singh birthday. The procession began from the Sector 34 gurdwara and culminated at the Sector 46 gurdwara after passing through Sectors 35, 22, 23, 21, 20, 32, 33, 45 and 46.

A ‘gatka’ demonstration during a procession to celebrate the Guru Gobind Singh birthday, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan 

A ‘gatka’ demonstration during a procession to celebrate the Guru Gobind Singh birthday, in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Compulsory retirement flares resentment
Chandigarh, January 19
Discontentment is reportedly brewing up among a section of policemen after a Sub Inspector (SI) of the Chandigarh police, Shiv Ram, has been retired compulsorily for improper professional conduct.

‘Politics is standing for people’s rights’

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is the oft-repeated warning for those harbouring political aspirations. But Nishu Dubey, who has been actively involved in student politics, does not agree to it.

Dy dir booked for sexual harassment
Chandigarh, January 19
The local police has registered a case against a Deputy Director of the Punjab Animal Husbandry Department for allegedly sexually harassing a stenographer working in his office. According to the complainant, the accused used to pass lewd remarks at her and had even touched her a few times in his office.


No rental hike please
HE reduction of the STD rates by the BSNL is most welcome. However, if reports are to be believed the monthly rental charges of telephones will go up soon. This would be unfair. There is a strong case for reducing the monthly rentals further.

  • Paid parking

  • Cheating cinegoers


Love and terror
IL Aashiqanaa Hai’ (Neelam) is old wine in new bottles. A right concoction of love, drama, comedy and action. Director Kuku Kohli has given a decent opening to Karan Nath (son of Madhuri Dixit’s secretary) and Jividha.


One held for fraud
Chandigarh, January 19
The police has arrested Surinder Jindal, a resident of Burail, for allegedly defrauding a shopkeeper in Dadu Majra colony. According to a complaint lodged by a shopkeeper, Harjinder Singh, the accused came to his shop accompanied by another person, Surinder Sharma, claiming to be residents of Sector 45.

Car taken away
Lalru, January 19
Two youths snatched a car from its driver near Jharmari village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in wee hours, here today.


‘Expressions-2002’ results
Chandigarh, January 18
The annual prize distribution function and cultural programme, “Expressions-2002”, proved to be an extravagant affair at DAV Model School, Sector 15, with students putting their best foot forward in each item staged on the occasion.

Students interact with parents
Panchkula, January 19
It was a PTA meeting with a difference. In order to ensure the confidence-building in tiny tots, the school, Shishu Niketan Public School, ensured that all children from Nursery to Class I participated in an interaction session with parents.

Students of Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 5, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, in various attires during their annual function on Saturday. —  Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Rs 1 cr disbursed as accident claims

Chandigarh, January 19
The special Lok adalat held at the local district courts awarded more than Rs 1 crore as compensation to litigants in motor accident claims and labour court cases, while Rs 76,800 was recovered as fine. In all, 869 cases were taken up by 18 benches of the lok adalat and 286 cases were settled.

Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice H.S. Bhalla, the UT District and Sessions Judge, and Mr B.C. Gupta, Member Secretary of the State Legal Service Authority, at a  special Lok Adalat on the District Courts premises, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Rape case accused to appear in court
Chandigarh, January 19
A local politician, Sweety Bajaj, and five others allegedly involved in a rape case were directed to appear before a local court on January 25. The six — Sweety Bajaj, Sangeeta Gupta, Amardeep Dhaia and Avtar Singh Tari, Shweta Gupta, Kuldeep Gupta — were allegedly involved in the rape case of a minor girl.


PGI probe team gives doctor a clean chit
Chandigarh, January 19
A team of the PGI investigating the death of Varinder Kaur, a 38-year-old resident of Sector 27, in the PGI emergency ward on December 10, 2001, has given a clean chit to the doctor on emergency duty. The team said the patient had arrived too late to the hospital for medical help and, that too, in a state of shock.


DAVC-10, PU campus shuttlers for title clash
Chandigarh, January 19
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, in women section and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, in men section sailed into the finals of the Panjab University Inter-college Badminton Tournament played here today at the PU Gymnasium Hall. MCM girls will now take on the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, while DAV College will vie up with PU campus team in the finals going to begin tomorrow at 9.30 am.


Auction of sites on Jan 25
Panchkula, January 19
The Haryana Urban Development Authority will auction sites for nursing homes, clinics and schools here on January 25. The auctions in Sectors 2, 20, 21, 25 and 26 would feature sites for a nursery school.

Saplings worth Rs 17 lakh planted
Panchkula, January 19
The Horticulture Department, Haryana, planted saplings of guava, lemon, amla and sapota under the Kandi project scheme in 227 hectares of land at a cost of Rs 17 lakh.

CHB to get 10 commercial sites
Chandigarh, January 19
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will get 10 commercial sites in Sector 34 and in Sector 38 (West) from the Chandigarh Administration. The decision to transfer these sites collectively valued at nearly Rs 15 crore was taken at a high-level meeting three days ago.


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