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PU may appoint external examiner for practicals
Chandigarh, May 3
Panjab University is likes to reintroduce the provision for an external examiner to oversee the work of evaluation of practical exams in the annual examination of classes at the undergraduate level.

UT short of power, seeks Haryana help
Chandigarh, May 3
The rising temperature has sent alarm bells ringing in the Chandigarh Administration as it is running short of power supply and in a last ditch desperate bid has asked the Haryana Government, if it could sell some power.

MC drive to clean drains
Chandigarh, May 3
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has launched a massive drive to clean up rainwater gullies, besides drains, before the onset of the monsoons.

Bridge not put to optimum use
Panchkula, May 3
Even as the Nadha bridge over the river Ghaggar requires urgent repairs to save the “ageing” structure, the Haryana Government has failed to put the alternative bridge over the river downstream to optimum use.



Irate residents block traffic
Chandigarh, May 3
Irate residents of Mariwal town in Mani Majra blocked the road leading to the railway light point in protest against the erratic power supply to the area for the past few days.


Police modernisation on the cards
SAS Nagar, May 3
Modernisation of Police Control Rooms and a large-scale revamping of the system of policing is being introduced in Ropar district. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh is being spent on providing efficient wireless sets and PCR vehicles.

Probe begins in certificate scam
Panchkula, May 3
The Central Vigilance Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, today began investigation into the scam in the Birth and Death Registration Office, involving siphoning of funds received from issuing these certificates.

‘Nai Disha’ a model for other states
Panchkula, May 3
Efforts of the local administration towards effective e-governance have finally been recognised by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology? The ministry has decided to permanently showcase the recently launched ‘Nai Disha’ software programme in Centre For e-governance, as a model for other states.

Cong councillors plan to meet Jacob
Chandigarh, May 3
Peeved at virtually little development since the Congress took over four months ago, all 13 Councillors of the party have expressed little confidence in officials of the Municipal Corporation and are considering to meet Administrator J.F.R. Jacob to discuss the stand-off developing between the executive and the legislature.

Cong assailed for backing slum-dwellers
Chandigarh, May 3
Assailing the Congress party for backing slum dwellers of demolished colony No. 5, a group of co-operative housing societies has said the slum dwellers should be re-settled near the homes of politicians who are supporting them.

Variety programme organised
Chandigarh, May 3
A service project by the Silver level students of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme from Vivek High School, Sector 38, organised a colourful variety programme that came as a refreshing breath for inmates of Old Age Home in Sector 15, here today.

Bridging the gap between the old and the young: Students of Vivek High School dance with inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Bridging the gap between the old and the young: Students of Vivek High School dance with inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Panel to evolve formula for tax collection
Chandigarh, May 3
The house tax assessment committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today decided to evolve a transparent, self assessing, inspector raj-free formula rateable value for calculating and collecting tax on commercial and government property.

Homage paid to artist
Chandigarh, May 3
Rare are the occasions when reputed artists from all over the world join hands to pay an “artistic homage” to someone from their own fraternity. Mounted on the walls of Alliance Francaise Art Gallery in Sector 36 are posters from 100 graphic artists from all over the globe, who have risen above the perimeters of individualistic approach and structured a “graphic homage” to the legendary Toulouse-Lautrec, the master poster designer of our times.

53 piggeries destroyed
Chandigarh, May 3
The Municipal Corporation staff here today destroyed 53 piggeries built on the Daddu Majra dumping ground land and took away 46 pigs from the Daddu Majra Colony.
Accompanied by 40 policemen and 15-16 staffers of the enforcement wing, the Medical Officer Health personnel, found to their surprise that the piggeries, few of them even made of concrete, had been made in the government land for the Daddu Majra dumping ground.


Cyclist hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, May 3
A resident of Sector 45, Manish Sharma, was injured after his bicycle was knocked down by a scooter near the Sector 18-19 intersection. He has been admitted to the PGI. The scooterist sped from the spot. The police has registered a case.

Attempt to rob cooperative bank
Chandigarh, May 3
An attempt was made to rob the Hallo Majra branch of Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank last night. While the culprits managed to break into the bank’s premises, they were unable to open the bank’s safe and almirahs.


A real treat for the elite
Precious stones, home linen on display
Chandigarh, May 3
The exhibition of jewellery, which went into evidence at Piccadily Hotel today, is about the rarity of concept, design and execution. Structured with passion by Pradeep and Neena Khullar, gemologists and jewellers from Delhi, the ensemble boasts of a fine collection, rich in line and form.

New concept for boosting sales
Chandigarh, May 3
Update-17 was established in 1988 with a small beginning. Casual wear was for the first time introduced by it in Chandigarh when stone wash shirts and jeans were unheard-off. At that time, there were no brands in jeans and shirts.

New range of AC launched
Chandigarh, May 3
Sangam Industries, the local manufacturers of electronic home appliances, has launched what is claimed to be India’s first air conditioner with 7-year warranty. The AC is designed to bring the grill temperature from 48°C to 18°C in just 60 seconds. The marigold brand of air conditioners are priced at Rs 15,500 and above.


Sohal gives away prizes
Chandigarh, May 3
To popularise the concept of sustainable development, the Indian Council for Environmental Education in association with St Vivekanand Public School, Zirakpur, organised lectures, puppet show, painting and quiz contest on the school premise, here today.

Need of moral education stressed
Chandigarh, May 3
Ways, means and methodologies of improving the curriculum of moral education to make it more activity based were discussed at a seminar-cum-workshop on “Finalisation of syllabus of moral education for Dev Samaj Institutions” held at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here yesterday.

UNESCO to publish science scripts evolved locally
Chandigarh, May 3
Over the past four months, a group of teachers and parents from the city has been involved in making science a children-friendly subject. With aid and direction from UNESCO and Delhi University, the project called STL (scientific and technological literacy for all), has received good response in the city.

Fashion institute inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 3
To give impetus to the subject of fine arts, the need of the hour is to create a society for creative people, said Mr R S Chaudhry, Vice-Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, while inaugurating the National Institute of Fashion and Art (NIFA) here today.

Anomaly in paper
Chandigarh, May 3
The students of MA II, (economics) of Panjab University were not given a choice in the International Economics Paper III and IV. The choice given to the examinees in Section A was restricted when two of the four questions turned out to be the same.

Sun Day celebrated
Chandigarh, May 3
Panjab University has started services of a consultancy cell to provide maintenance aids for solar equipment. This was informed during the International Sun Day celebrated at the Energy Research Centre of Panjab University here today in collaboration with the Development Organisation for Sustainable Transformation.

Students of PEC demonstrate a solar energy apparatus used to boil eggs during Sun Day celebrations in Panjab University on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of PEC demonstrate a solar energy apparatus used to boil eggs during Sun Day celebrations in Panjab University on Friday.

Foundation signs agreement
Chandigarh, May 3
The Besten Foundation, a Mohali-based organisation, has signed an agreement with Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group Ltd, UK, for organising summer camps for Indian students in the UK and France, said Mr Amrit Pal Singh, Director, Besten Foundation, while addressing a press conference at Press Club, Sector 27, here today.

A campsite at Norfolk where the Besten Foundation will be taking its first group for camping.

A campsite at Norfolk where the Besten Foundation will be taking its first group for camping.


Chander Mohan’s election upheld
Chandigarh, May 3
In just over two years after Haryana’s former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal’s son, Chander Mohan, was declared elected from the Kalka assembly constituency, Ms Justice Bakhshish Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition challenging his election.

4-month RI in cheque bounce case
Chandigarh, May 3
A city resident, Rajinder Kumar, was today sentenced to four-month rigorous imprisonment by the UT Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ajay Singal, in a cheque bounce case. He was also fined Rs 1,000 by the magistrate and in case of default he would have to undergo 15 days more of rigorous imprisonment.

Court orders security for rape victim
Chandigarh, May 3
Her ordeal came to an end today. Nearly 10 weeks after a Panchkula-based teenager was abducted and gang-raped in a small shed in the fields, her alleged captor reportedly dropped the 15-year-old victim at the gate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Kala Shilpa — structured with creativity
Chandigarh, May 3
In art, as in life, the beautiful always moves in curves. Countless manifestations of art and life meet the eye at the gallery of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, now housing Kala Shilpa, a delightful show of creativity structured by final year sculpture students of the college.

One of the forms on display under Kala Shilpa sculpture exhibition, which opened at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

One of the forms on display under Kala Shilpa sculpture exhibition, which opened at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Nakshdeep‘Chhota Bhagat’ a star in the making
SAS Nagar, May 3
Eleven-year-old Nakshdeep is a star in the making with his second film “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” nearing completion.
A student of class VI of Tender Heart School, Naksh, as called by his parents, has just come back from Pune after completing his second round of shooting. In the film he has played the role of young Bhagat Singh. No doubt stepping into Bollywood and featuring in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s big budget film is a thrilling experience for Naksh.


Stress on early detection of asthma
Chandigarh, May 3
The Chest Diseases Department of the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital today organised “Asthma awareness workshop” on the World Asthma Day.
Inaugurating the workshop, Ms Lalit Joshi, Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, lauded the efforts of the department for organising workshops on asthma treatment.

‘Seize rehris violating norms’
Chandigarh, May 3
The UT Director of Health Services-cum-Food Health Authority, Dr Rameshwar Chander, today directed the PFA cell to seize rehris selling sugarcane juice and ice-cream in case of violation of the guidelines issued by the Chandigarh Administration under the Epidemic Diseases Act.


Young talent needs exposure
Chandigarh, May 3
The recent trend of sending youngsters abroad for training-cum-matches is a step towards promoting the growth of the sport. The city that has always remained open to sports activities in the past, now boasts of good infrastructure for various sports.

Deepinder shines in snooker
Chandigarh, May 3
Deepinder Singh outplayed Pankaj Gulati 2-1 on the opening day of the Third Saurav Khattar Memorial Snooker Tournament which began at the Chandigarh Club, here today. In another match of the day, Rajan Gulati got the better of Manjul Sood 2-1. The tournament has been organised in the memory of Saurav Khattar, who died a few years back and remained a state-level snooker player.

Deepinder Singh pots with ball on the opening day of the third Saurav Khattar Snooker Tournament played at the Chandigarh Club, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Deepinder Singh pots with ball on the opening day of the third Saurav Khattar Snooker Tournament played at the Chandigarh Club, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Summer golf coaching
Chandigarh, May 3
The CGA will organise summer golf coaching camps for children between 5 and 21 years of age.
According to Mr D.P. Azad, President, Chandigarh Golf Association, camps will be conducted by Jesse Grewal, Director, Hero Honda Golf Academy, and certified teaching professional and Member, USGTF.


153 residents challaned
Chandigarh, May 3
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has challaned 153 residents and issued notices to 162 others for leaving the building material on roads during the past 15 days.

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