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Bar Council to register cases against ‘fake’ graduates
21 practising lawyers; 30 fresh graduates in the dock
Chandigarh, May 12
Taking a serious view of rampant corruption in awarding law degrees, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has decided to come down heavily upon some "fake" law graduates by registering cases of cheating and forgery against them.

1 killed as tanker hits vehicles
Chandigarh, May 12
One person was killed and two were injured when a tanker lorry driver went berserk tonight hitting a car, a motorcycle, a rickshaw and several cycles at Mani Majra Housing Board intersection. The multiple accidents took place at around 9.30 pm.
The tanker and damaged vehicles (right) which were involved in an accident at Govindpura in Mani Majra. A resident of Panchkula was killed in the accident. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan



Is Kajauli project overpriced?
Chandigarh, May 12
The Rs 26 crore PSC pipe laying part of the new Kajauli Waterworks Project is overpriced by at least Rs 6 crore due to the Punjab Public Health Department’s conditions for the 100 per cent Central Government-funded scheme of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

CBSE softens stand on affiliation rules
Panchkula, May 12
With land prices escalating in the region, the Central Board of School Education has now decided to relax its guidelines for the total area required for affiliation of high schools and senior secondary schools.

CAN you send a bill at a wrong address and expect a service subscriber to pay the same? In fact, that is what BSNL expects, precisely. Call it computer printer’s devil or sheer callousness; this has actually happened with a BSNL subscriber. The name has been mis-spelt and the address is also printed all wrong.
  • Two stars

  • Overheard

  • Grapes are sour

  • Magic of art

  • No arms


Auto-rickshaw drivers clash
Chandigarh, May 12
An altercation between two auto-rickshaw drivers over fares being charged from a passenger turned ugly when one of them was injured and the other was arrested by the police at the local railway station this morning.

  • Five arrested
  • Case registered
  • Three booked
  • Car stolen
  • Five arrested
  • Gambling case
  • Assault case
12-yr-old causes death on road
Chandigarh, May 12
A 12-year-old boy driving a car hit a woman, leading to her death in Sector 38 this evening. Prashant, who reportedly stole the keys of the car bearing registration number CH03 F7063 from his house, fled from the scene and abandoned the car at an isolated place in Sector 38.


PHDCCI panel to meet CMs, Governor
Chandigarh, May 12
A high-powered business delegation led by the PHDCCI President Arun Kapur will visit the city to interact with the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, the Governor of Punjab, along with other senior officials.


JCM exists only on paper in PU
Chandigarh, May 12
The Joint Consultative Machinery of Panjab University, created to cater exclusively to needs of the non-teaching wing, exists only on papers. The JCM has not met even once during the current year. The last year’s body was asked to continue even this year in January. However, Prof M. M. Sharma, the Chairman, has got no official communication from the Registrar’s office in this regard.

Swapping of principals leaves teachers ruffled
Chandigarh, May 12
Taking the plea that college work would be adversely affected with the UT Administration ordering the swapping of places of the two principals of the local government colleges for girls at a “crucial” time, teachers of GCG-11 and 42 plan to make separate representations to the authorities to order a roll back.

Bhavya, Gauri win debate
Panchkula, May 12
The Rotary Club, Panchkula, today organised the annual inter- school debate competition at Hansraj Public School. Nine teams from different schools of the district participated in the debate on “Should India attack Pakistan to end cross border terrorism”.


Bar council elections
Chandigarh, May 12
Elections to the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council’s general house will be held on October 25 in Chandigarh, and the next day at subdivisions and district headquarters. This was revealed by council chairman Anmol Rattan Sidhu soon after a meeting held in Sector 38, here.

Panel set up for HC staff
Chandigarh, May 12
A complaint committee for protecting women employees of the Punjab and Haryana High Court from “sexual harassment” has been set up by the High Court Chief Justice.


Popularising art of Phulkari
Chandigarh, May 12
Puneet Madan does not just sell the traditional art of Phulkari, because each piece of her creative work comes laden with a valuable lesson on this ancient traditional art, giving an insight to our rich heritage. 

Puneet Madan — popularising Phulkari among the youngsters.

Flowers are focus of her art
Chandigarh, May 12
‘‘The journey of flowers’’ is more than a show of routine artistic talent. Structured with passion by Panchkula-based Bharati Sharma, the exhibition is a virtual passage built with flowers for the visitors to the art gallery of IndusInd Bank Gallery in Sector 8.
Bharati Sharma with her paintings at an exhibition that opened in IndusInd Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Elements of Punjabi culture highlighted
Chandigarh, May 12
The strength of Punjabi culture was the issue of deliberation on the occasion of the monthly meeting of the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha held at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, this morning.

City to host puppet workshop
Chandigarh, May 12
It is time for theatre artists to graduate to some specialised activity. Three days from now, the city will play host to a special puppet project, to be executed by internationally-acclaimed master puppeteer Dadi D. Pudumjee. To be organised by the UT’s Sangeet Natak Akademi the project comes close on the heels of the Akademi’s interactive workshop targeting children.

Music album released
Chandigarh, May 12
After a long association with music as a music director, Vivek Sahney has come out with his first duet album”Chandni Rattein” which was released at a local hotel in Sector 35 here yesterday. In this album, Sushmita Chakravarty, a Mumbai-based singer, has sung for eight romantic Hindi duets.


Awareness can prevent disability: experts
Chandigarh, May 12
A three-day workshop on “Disability: Prevention and rehabilitation” began at Government Medical College and hospital, Sector 32, here today. Organised by the State Implementation Committee, the workshop is being attended by 20 medical officers serving in Chandigarh. Member Secretary, State Implementation Committee, Dr Raj Bahadur, said the programme was assigned to UT in 2001 while it began in 1999 in the rest of the country.


The final match of the 15th Sub-Junior State SoftBall Championship between St Stephens School and Unique Club in progress at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 

Gaganbir shines in biking meet
Chandigarh, May 12
Gaganbir Singh of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, stole the show in the Chandigarh Mountain Biking Competitions organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association at Kaimbala village terrains today. Gaganbir secured first place in boys’ under-18 section massed start time trial and also in below-16 section of the massed start race. In the time trial for the same age group, he clinched second place.

  • Softball tourney

  • Squash tournament

  • Cricket meet


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