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PU imposes total ban on ragging
Chandigarh, July 12
Students found indulging in ragging at Panjab University can find themselves behind the bars up to a period of three years. The punishment is among 10 others on a list of possible penalties of the university in case anyone is detected indulging in ragging.

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

B.Sc introduced at Mohali college
SAS Nagar, July 12
In response to a long-standing demand, B.Sc classes have been introduced for the first time in 17 years at Government College here.




PUDA gives 43 plots as alternative sites
Likely to incur loss of Rs 4 crore
SAS Nagar, July 12
What might lead to a whopping loss of Rs 4 crore to the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), as many as 43 residential plots were given away as alternative sites to plot holders of 1997, pending possession due to the non-feasibility of these plots.

Panchkula attracts top offices of the state
Panchkula, July 12
The Haryana Government is adding onto its infrastructure in Panchkula by making it almost like a second capital. A number of departments are planning to shift offices here.

Panel refuses to discuss water tariff hike
Chandigarh, July 12
The Water Supply and Sewage Committee here today refused to consider the doubling of water charges and tripling of the sewerage cess, indicating an ‘’open mind’’ if the administration honoured its promises.

HC issues notice of motion
Chandigarh, July 12
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on a petition filed by a Naya Gaon resident, Dr B. Singh, seeking 50 per cent reimbursement of costs incurred while fixing high security number plates whenever available to the general public.


Narcotics bureau warning to travellers
Chandigarh, July 12
The Zonal Narcotics Control Bureau based here has alerted people travelling to Saudi Arabia that they should not carry any bag, gifts and pieces of luggage to Saudi Arabia without being satisfied with the contents.

Biomedical waste disposal project opened
Chandigarh, July 12
The Administrator, UT, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurates the Biomedical Waste Management Project at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurated the Biomedical Waste Management and Vermiculture Project at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), here today.

The Administrator, UT, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurates the Biomedical Waste Management Project at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Association flays DPI’s decisions
Chandigarh, July 12
Members of the UT Employees Welfare Association today held a meeting in protesting against the transfer policy adopted by the DPI (Colleges), Chandigarh, for transferring ministerial cadre employees in schools and colleges. Nearly 34 leaders of various organisations attended the meeting.

Tribune scribe killed in road accident
Rajendra SharmaChandigarh/Kurukshetra, July 12
Mr Rajendra Sharma, Principal Correspondent, The Tribune, died in a road accident near Pipli on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway this morning. His wife, Sulakshna Sharma, who was accompanying Mr Sharma, was injured seriously. She has been admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

O -ve blood needed


Youth arrested for raping minor
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh Police has arrested a 26-year-old youth of Palsora colony for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl of the same colony. According to the information available, the youth, Bakahar Kahn and eloped with the girl on June 16.

Gardener held for carrying firearm
Chandigarh, July 12
A gardner in the Chandigarh Forest Department was today arrested by the CIA branch of Chandigarh Police while carrying a .12 bore country-made rifle and three live cartridges near Sukhna Lake end, adjoining Saketri village here.

Separate cases registered in death of 2 youths
Chandigarh, July 12
The Chandigarh Police today registered two separate cases in connection with the death of a 20-year-old auto-mechanic of Mauli Jagroan and a 32-year-old worker at a sweet shop in Industrial Area.

5 held for immoral trafficking
SAS Nagar, July 12
The police arrested five persons, including four women, on charges of immoral trafficking late last night. It is learnt that the police had received secret information regarding the operations of this gang on which it raided the premises where three young girls aged between 19 and 25 had been brought by two pimps.

Inquiry marked
Chandigarh, July 12
The Superintendent of Police has marked an inquiry into the death of a 40-year-old Executive Engineer of the Punjab Irrigation Department, who was found dead in his Sector 22 house on June 26. Earlier the police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Cr PC as no circumstantial evidence was found from the spot.


Directive to DC on DMC strike
Chandigarh, July 12
Taking a serious view of the strike in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital going on since last month, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Ludhiana’s Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police to ensure that directions issued by a civil court for dealing with the strike were complied with.

  • Notice on naming of PTU VC
  • Notice to plea for teacher’s examination
  • Sentenced

5 more HC Judges by month-end
Chandigarh, July 12
Five members of the Bar, including Haryana’s Advocate-General Surya Kant, are likely to be appointed as Punjab and Haryana High Court Judges by the end of this month.

Notice to PSB on Sidhu’s plea
Chandigarh, July 12
A local court today issued a fresh notice to the Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 17-C acting on the plea moved by the suspended PPSC Chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, for issuing 10 loose cheques to him to fulfil his daily needs.

  • Bail granted
  • Sentenced
  • Case adjourned
  • Plea dismissed

Resort seeks operation of dry rides
Chandigarh, July 12
In less than 10 days after a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the shutting down of all operations at Thunder Zone Water Park Resort following the death of a six-year-old boy, an application was filed on behalf of the management seeking directions for operating a portion of the park having “11 dry-rides” and a beverage section.

Notice issued in Pala murder case
Chandigarh, July 12
One more person, Gurbagh Singh, today moved an anticipatory bail plea in a local court on the apprehension that the police might arrest him in the murder of former sarpanch of Khuda Ali Sher Pala Singh.



Saga of love fails to make waves
Entertainment limited, rush unlimited: Young crowd of Chandigarh waits outside a cinema hall in Sector 34 to watch first show of “Devdas” on Friday.Chandigarh, July 12
Entertainment limited was the impression unlimited crowd of youngsters — driving down the fast lane of love — got after sitting in the stuffy cinema hall for over three hours only to watch Devdas — unlike the heroes of today — die.

Entertainment limited, rush unlimited: Young crowd of Chandigarh waits outside a cinema hall in Sector 34 to watch first show of “Devdas” on Friday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Jess (played by Parminder Nagra) in the midst of her teammates in the movie ‘Bend it like Beckham’.‘Bending’ itself to have an edge
Chandigarh, July 12
Though the euphoria of the just concluded World Cup is still fresh in the minds of football fans, the movie titled ‘Bend it like Beckham’ with its Hindi version- “Football Shhutball Hai Rabba” based on a woman football player’s plight has given new momentum to the sport.

Jess (played by Parminder Nagra) in the midst of her teammates in the movie ‘Bend it like Beckham’.


Raids to check unqualified doctors
Chandigarh, July 12
The Health Department authorities today raided the Dadu Majra area and Kumhar Colony in the city to check doctors who are practising without proper medical degrees.

115 donate blood
Chandigarh, July 12
Over 115 persons donated blood for thalassemic children at the eighth blood donation camp organised at Hotel Heritage, here today.



Table tennis meet
Navdeep and Chetan Singla bagged the girls and boys’ final of the Prof RS Mehta Memorial Table Tennis tournament played at the Sector 23 TT hall, on Friday. Sadhika Kaushal and Dev Saini claimed the cadet girls and boys section titles respectively.

  • Handball championship


Panel finds irregularities in firemen’s recruitment
Matter should be referred to CBI, says member
Chandigarh, July 12
The committee going into the alleged bungling in the recruitment of firemen has come across ‘’material’’ indicating ‘’violation of propriety’’ and at least one member of the panel is in favour of referring the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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