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Environment Studies paper causes trouble yet again
Chandigarh, April 24

The jinxed Environment Studies paper for undergraduate classes caused confusion among the student community, had the college managements in a fix and left the Panjab University authorities short of excuses yet again for the third consecutive year, here today.

Students of Government College, Sector 46, raise slogans against Panjab University
Students of Government College, Sector 46, raise slogans against Panjab University after they were not allowed to take the undergraduate Environment Studies paper in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Similar scenes were witnessed in other colleges of the city as well. — A Tribune photograph

Few takers for research projects of ICSSR
Chandigarh, April 24
The north-western region features abysmally low among takers of research projects sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, a premier national funding agency for research and fellowships.




MCC nets Rs 52 lakh in auction of parking lots
Chandigarh, April 24
Auction of four parking lots in Sectors 17 and 9 here today fetched Rs 52 lakh to Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh against a reserve price of 49.46 lakh. Five more parking lots will be auctioned on April 26.

44 sand and gravel quarries auctioned
Panchkula, April 24
The Mines and Geology Department of the state government held an auction of 44 sand and gravel quarries on the Ghaggar river-bed, falling in Panchkula district today.

Jacob inaugurates Childline
Says service will make UT child- friendly city
Chandigarh, April 24
Childline Chandigarh, a 24-hour free emergency phone service for children in need and protection, which has been running in the city for more than three months now, was formally inaugurated by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at a function held at the Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here today.

‘Solid’ opposition by marble traders
Chandigarh, April 24
The Chandigarh Sector 51-52 Marble Traders Association today flayed the Union Territory Administration for uprooting marble traders without making any arrangements for their rehabilitation.

Village building bylaws



‘Lax attitude of PSEB officials led to robbery’
SAS Nagar, April 24
Punjab State Electricity Board officials have been adopting a lax attitude towards the security arrangements while transporting cash in the town.

Govt to encourage aviation industry: minister
Chandigarh, April 24
Dr Gulshan Sharma, director of the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends, today presented a blueprint with recommendations on promotion of aviation and tourism in Punjab and Chandigarh, to Mr Avtar Henry, Civil Aviation Minister, Punjab.

Anti-smoking ban goes up in smoke
Chandigarh, April 24
The ban imposed by the Chandigarh Administration on smoking at public places went up in smoke today. Even after a lapse of about 24 hours, officials failed to take action against the violators. Around you smokers were merrily puffing away.
Inspite of the UT Administration’s ban on smoking at public places, residents seen smoking are a common sight
Inspite of the UT Administration’s ban on smoking at public places, residents smoking is a common sight in Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

2,000 water connections for Naya Gaon, Nada
Naya Gaon (Kharar), April 24
The Punjab Public Health Department would soon release 2,000 private water connections in Naya Gaon and Nada villages. This was stated by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry, while inaugurating a new water supply scheme here today.

‘Low conviction rate, cause for concern’
Chandigarh, April 24
“Procedures as laid down in the law must be religiously followed to secure higher rate of conviction in drugs law enforcement.” This view was expressed by experts at the concluding session of the three-day course on “Drugs law enforcement” for police officers of Northern states organised by the Central Institute of Correctional Administration here.

Creative affairs of lens and life
Chandigarh, April 24
With every passing year, the annual photo show organised by Friends of Photography seems to become a more delightful affair. This year, the third foto show pictures life in varied hues. All about musings, moods and moments, the exhibition qualifies more than a routine ensemble.

City lawyer on rail users’ panel
Chandigarh, April 24
Mr Mansur Ali, Chandigarh-based advocate has been nominated a member of the Railway Users Consultative Committee, Ferozepore Division.

IAS officer roughs up auto dealer
Chandigarh, April 24
Mr Ramesh Goel, proprietor of Goel Auto Lines, today alleged that he was roughed up by an IAS officer, Mr R.R. Jowel, Director of Haryana Social Welfare Department, when he went to his office in Sector 17 for demanding the payment for the accessories he got fitted in his two cars.

Rain brings down temperature
Chandigarh, April 24
Rains and strong winds brought down temperature in the city and surrounding areas today and next couple of days are likely to be free of heat wave. Yesterday the wind broke the three- day heat wave prevailing this month.

Scientific information in Hindi now
Chandigarh, April 24
Agriculture scientists from across the country here today took a pledge to make efforts to provide scientific information in Hindi.

Creche for cops’ wards
Chandigarh, April 24
A creche for the wards of the UT police personnel was inaugurated by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi in Police Colony, Sector 20, here today. With this, the number of creche for wards of policemen has gone up to three and another creche will also come up in the police quarters in Sector 20.

Tribune employee bereaved
Chandigarh, April 24
Chanchal Rani, mother of Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma, Bromide Paster with The Tribune group, passed away at Tribune Model Gram, Bartana, near here today. She was 65.

Navratra offerings cross Rs 34.5 lakh
Panchkula, April 24
Devotees have offered Rs. 34.64 lakh, 45 gold ornaments and 962 silver ornaments during the nine-day Navratra Mela at the Mansa Devi temple. An official press release said that the offerings in this mela were the highest since 1999 when the government took over the management of the temple.



Kulwinder KaurDowry claims another life
Kharar, April 24
A married girl of nearby Chadiala Sudan village became victim of dowry demand and died in Bhajauli village on Sunday. Mr Nachattar Singh, father of the deceased Kulwinder Kaur, has lodged an FIR with the Kharar police that his daughter was married to Sarabjit Singh of Bhajauli village (Kharar) in 1996. 

4 women held on theft charge
Chandigarh, April 24
The police arrested four women of Bapu Dham colony yesterday for allegedly stealing motors and pumps of desert coolers in Ram Darbar here. According to the police sources, the women were caught red-handed and the stolen property was recovered from their possession.



Surprise visit to school shocks Jacob
Chandigarh, April 24
Clogged, overflowing and stinking toilets, lack of litter bins, broken window panes, exposed electrical wires endangering the life of children, absence of sports facilities despite large grounds and broken boundary walls greeted the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), when he paid a surprise visit to Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, yesterday.

Career guidance fair from April 26
Chandigarh, April 24
A three-day career festival will be organised by the Fair and Lovely Super Achievers at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh from April 26. The festival will be inaugurated by the Punjab Governor and Administrator Union Territory, Lieut Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), on April 26.


Further remand for Ravi Sidhu
Chandigarh, April 24
Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, who has been arrested by the UT police under the Arms Act and the Excise Act was further remanded to 14 days of judicial custody today by a local court.

Cheema’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, April 24
Mr Justice Nirmal Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by in charge of the CIA Staff, Inspector Jasbir Singh Cheema.

Customs Inspector granted bail
Chandigarh, April 24
Customs Inspector, Arun Kumar Singla, who has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a corruption case, was today granted bail by a local court. He was granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 25, 000. The accused was alleged to be holding disproportionate assets worth Rs 1, 35, 79, 888 beyond his known sources of income.

  • RI for four

Delhi police refused custody of Beant case accused
Chandigarh, April 24
In compliance with the notification issued by UT Administration in the Beant Singh assassination trial at Model Jail, Burail, authorities reportedly declined to hand over the custody of one of the accused in the case to the Delhi police. The Delhi police required the custody of the accused in a case under Explosive and Criminal Conspiracy pending in the Delhi court.



Fired employees of GMCH continue stir
Chandigarh, April 24
The contractual employees of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, who were relieved of their services continued their stir on the fourth day today. Members of the Safai Karamchari Union joined the fast threatened by these employees causing inconvenience to patients.



Squash tournament on May 4,5
Chandigarh, April 24
The newly-revived Chandigarh Squash Rackets Association will hold a squash tournament for outstation junior players and local senior players on May 4 and 5. The two-day meet will be sponsored by the Mohali Club. 

  • Sony Cup league cricket tourney


PUDA to re-open Phase VI pool
Chandigarh, April 24
The PUDA has decided to re-open its swimming pool in Phase VI, SAS Nagar, from May 10 after carrying out the necessary repairs. A meeting of the senior officers of PUDA was held here today to work out the modalities for the re-opening of its swimming pool in Phase VI this summer for public use.

No sale of meat today
Chandigarh, April 24
The Chandigarh Administration issued orders tonight banning the slaughter of animals and sale of meat and meat products in Chandigarh on Thursday on account of Mahavir Jayanti. The day will be observed as ahimsa divas.

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