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PU ‘ignores’ reservation policy
Chandigarh, July 21
Panjab University has overlooked the reservation policy for admission of students belonging to reserved categories. This was alleged in a press conference held by the Dr Ambedkar Students’ Association here today.

Govt delays art council reconstitution
Chandigarh, July 21
With each passing day, the issue of reconstitution of the Punjab Arts Council is becoming more and more significant, especially in view of the extra-cautious approach the Punjab government has adopted in appointments this time.

Police seeks papers from Bar Council
Chandigarh, July 21
In order to determine the number of persons involved in the law degree scandal, the Chandigarh police has asked the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana to provide the documents submitted by fake law graduates to the Bar Council to obtain council licence.

Brown sugar worth 1 cr seized
Panchkula, July 21
In a major breakthrough, the Panchkula police last night arrested five Nigerians and seized one kg of brown sugar from their possession. The drug is valued at about Rs 1 crore in the international market.


Residents of the southern sectors in Chandigarh often complain that they are given stepmotherly treatment by officials in the Chandigarh Administration. In the past one week even the Gods have been unkind to these people.
  • Summer sales
  • From PM with love
  • Change of guard
  • Macho spirit
  • Lost: a road
  • Slum trouble
  • Malaria menace
  • Burning midnight cables
  • Management style
  • Seminar for whom?
  • Priceless time
  • An Assembly?
  • Accident prone
  • Tailpiece


Jain in charge of Uttaranchal unit
Chandigarh, July 21
The newly appointed BJP national executive member, Mr Satyapal Jain, was today made in charge of the Uttaranchal unit, only a day after his traditional Congress rival, Mr Pawan Bansal, was appointed an observer for Gujarat.

Short spell of heavy rain in city
Chandigarh, July 21
Parts of the city and surrounding areas were today morning lashed by heavy rain and strong winds for about 15-20 minutes. The showers brought down the temperature by 3.5 °C but the day still remained 2 °C hotter than normal. The city received 6.4 mm rainfall till 8.30 with only 0.4 mm of rain, recorded during the rest of the day.
MOODY MONSOON: The scene at Udyog Path of Chandigarh after Sunday morning showers.— Tribune photo Karam Singh

Post-mortem report rules out foul play
Chandigarh, July 21
The post-mortem report of Pradeep Kumar, who was found dead in Sector 49 on July 18, has revealed that the death had occurred because of multiple injuries. As per police sources, the report revealed that there were fractures in his both feet and left leg, besides an injury on his chest.

Rotarians urged to help people
Panchkula, July 21
The Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police, Dr Kiran Bedi, has exhorted the Rotarians to look for a more meaningful role in governance-related issues.

Dr Kiran Bedi and Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta at the installation ceremony of Dr Balram K. Gupta (extreme right) as president of the Rotary Club, Chandigarh Midtown, in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Dr Kiran Bedi and Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta at the installation ceremony

Residents’ panel resolves to pay less to cablemen
Chandigarh, July 21
The 13 Type Government Houses Welfare Committee, Sector 27 C, here has passed a resolution to give only Rs 100 per connection to cable operators who had arbitrarily increased the subscription charge to Rs 200.


Mohali house burgled
SAS Nagar, July 21
Ms Dalip Kaur, a resident of Phase V here, has complained to the police that a burglary took place in her house on Saturday night while she was out of the town. It is reported that at the time of the crime her tenant was also not at home and he came to know of it when he returned in the morning.


BSNL targets 1 million WiLL phones by December
Chandigarh, July 21
Telephone subscribers in Chandigarh will soon have the option of having the BSNL’s wireless in local loop (WiLL) connection i.e. local mobile phone by the end of December, as the Nigam has decided to provide more than 1 million WiLL connections by the end of the year in the country.


Parents up in arms against school’s merger
Chandigarh, July 21
The weekly sabha at Dev Samaj Bhavan, Sector 36, was disrupted, here today, when agitated parents of students studying in the junior wing of IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, descended at the venue to lodge their protest against the merger of the school.

Top models to walk the ramp
Chandigarh, July 21
The annual fashion show will be organised by the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) on July 23. With the stage already set, all remains is the final walk by 10 top models of the country. To be displayed are 13 lines put together by 100 students, who have created the garments as part of their passing-out project work.


Venturing into the twilight zone
Chandigarh, July 21
Mangal Dhillon’s love- hate relationship with Chandigarh still plays a very important role in his life, but this time it is not the bitter sweet memories of his first love, first heart break or the first taste of success that has brought him to the city. He is here in search of supernatural happenings for his ongoing project “Beyond Logic.”

From finance to art
Panchkula, July 21
It has been a different experience for Ritu Ahuja as an amateur painter. From being a student of Business Administration , busy learning the theories of finance, to the world of art, she has had to make a big changeover. Her paintings that were put on display today at the Gymkhana Club here have a Victorian bent, albeit with well-defined meanings.

Ritu Ahuja with her painting at the Gymkhana Club, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ritu Ahuja with her painting


Simple antibiotics can cure pneumonia: expert
Chandigarh, July 21
With pneumonia emerging as the number one killer disease of children, claiming over 3 million lives every year, the Paediatrics Department at the PGI, is one of the five global centres world over, where a study is being conducted for the treatment of the disease, especially in the developing countries where people have limited knowledge and access to medical facilities.

Hope for tachycardia patients
SAS Nagar, July 21
Two million people all over India suffer from tachycardia (palpitation) and only 20,000 have been treated so far. The chances of permanent cure in such cases were almost 95 per cent.

Women’s Health Week launched
Chandigarh, July 21
As part of the Fortis Heart Institute’s outreach programme aimed at creating awareness among the masses, Women’s Health Week was launched today. Topics like breast cancer, women’s common health problems and effects and management of menopause and osteoporosis would be discussed during the week.

Training course for doctors
Chandigarh, July 21
As part of the Immunisation Strengthening Project at the PGI, over 40 delegates from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chandigarh and Rajasthan will undergo a six-day training from tomorrow.

New equipment at GMCH
Chandigarh, July 21
With the installation of the Rs 25-lakh Digital Retinal Imaging System with Fundus Camera at the Ophthalmology Department of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here, poor patients can now avail themselves of the facility free of cost.


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