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PU disqualifies 13 students for submitting fake certificates
Chandigarh, August 4
Panjab University has disqualified 13 students for varying periods after they were found guilty of submitting fake certificates to secure admissions to various affiliated colleges.

Councillors’ fund not to be used for upkeep of back lanes
Chandigarh, August 4
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has stopped concretising of back lanes from councillors’ ward development fund due to the shortage of funds with the Road Wing.

HEIGHTS OF DEVOTION HEIGHTS OF DEVOTION: A devotee of goddess Sheetla pierces a 13-foot-long ‘trishool’ through his cheeks during a ‘shobha yatra’ in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma



Snag hits 30,000 phones
SAS Nagar, August 4
As many as 30,000 telephones remained out of order for at least five hours here today after a serious snag developed at the Mohali telephone exchange the moment electricity was shut down at noon.

TOUGH TIMEMohali cops take test for efficiency
SAS Nagar, August 4
As many as 170 constables, head constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors serving in the Mohali sub-division today took their first-ever efficiency test here. 
TOUGH TIME: Mohali policemen take their first-ever efficiency test organised by the SP Mohali’s office on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Gradually, the face of the city beautiful is beginning to get blotted. While the concentration of slum dwellers all over the peripheral areas as also in some of the posh sectors is not hidden, the latest tendency is quite disheartening. Most of the dividers on the roads in the Southern sectors are fast becoming residential areas for these slum people.


Martyr cremated with state honours
Relatives of martyr Subedar Major Sucha Singh
Dera Bassi, August 4
The mortal remains of Subedar Major Sucha Singh of 11 Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life in the line of duty in the Machhal sector of Kupwara district on Thursday evening, were consigned to flames with state honours at Behara village, near here, today morning.

Relatives of martyr Subedar Major Sucha Singh beside his coffin at Behra village, near Dera Bassi, on Sunday.

Conference concludes
Panchkula, August 4
The two-day regional conference of company secretaries, organised by the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries, concluded here today.

Members of the Amateur Star Trekkers AssociationStar trekkers join hands
Chandigarh, August 4
A group of people who either own a telescope or are deeply interested in the dark night sky and what lies beyond it have come together to form an association — the Amateur Star Trekkers Association.

Members of the Amateur Star Trekkers Association, Chandigarh, gear up to take a look at the night sky through telescopes.

Friendship Day carnival
Ramgarh (Panchkula), August 4
The Friendship Day was celebrated by scores of students from educational institutions from Chandigarh, at Fun City, near here today.

Foetus found
Chandigarh, August 4
The foetus of a four-month-old child was found near Colony no. 4 in Industrial Area, Phase 1, here this morning. No external injury mark was found on it.

Cook ‘n’ serve meet
Chandigarh, August 4
Nestle India Limited organised a cook 'n' serve meet in The Tribune Colony, Sector 29, here today. Nestle's representative Kanu Priya Malhotra gave demonstration of dessert preparations to women of the colony. 



Child’s death: police awaits viscera report
Chandigarh, August 4
The viscera of a two-year-old female child, Garima Mehta, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her home on the Panjab University campus here last evening, was today sent for chemical examination to Patiala.

Cyclist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, August 4
A cyclist, Sargan, was killed after he was hit by a truck near the railway traffic light point. The driver of the truck has been arrested and a case under Sections 229, 324 and 304 A of the IPC has been registered.

1 killed in mishap
Panchkula, August 4
One person was killed and four were injured in two accidents in the Chandimandir area yesterday.


Are customers shy of using ATMs?
Chandigarh, August 4
Of late, public sector banks have been making heavy investments in setting up ATMs. But the major question is that are there enough depositors using them? ATM installation is on the rise but this does not appear to have resulted in an increase in usage. 

Online trading confirmation system launched
Chandigarh, August 4
In view of the increasing frauds by public limited companies and the brokers with the investors, the management of Bombay Stock Exchange has launched online trading confirmation system, to increase their confidence and transparency of the system.

MoU signed
Chandigarh, August 4
The Punjab State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation, has inked an MoU with M/s Bindra Agro Industries, Chandigarh, for selling the “Heat and Eat” canned food products of Markfed in international markets.



Students of Rainbow Preparatory SchoolWhere learning is fun
Chandigarh, August 4
Smartly dressed in white shirts and check shorts, students of Rainbow Preparatory School, Sector 27, seem at home in their colourful classrooms on the school campus.

Students of Rainbow Preparatory School, Sector 27, have a ball of a time in the school.

Professionals attend IT seminar
Chandigarh, August 4
The SPIC Microsoft Centre of Excellence, under the aegis of the Department of Information Technology, UT, organised a seminar on ‘Portal trends and architecture by Infosys’ at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, here yesterday.

Discussion on intellectual property rights
Chandigarh, August 4
A discussion on intellectual property rights was central to deliberations on the second day of a seminar on post-reforms scenario in the country. The seminar was organised by the Department of Economics at Panjab University, a press note said here today.

The school that almost missed the bus
ACRED Heart Senior Secondary Convent School, Sector 26, one of the premier educational institutions for girls in City Beautiful, almost missed the bus when the Chandigarh Administration was in the process of allotting land for educational institutions in the city.

‘Education is giving one’s best...’
Chandigarh, August 1
Her day begins with prayers and ends on the same religious note. Just like other nuns in the convent, she has dedicated her life to the cause of spreading education and uplifting the down-trodden.

A vast legacy


Civil suit hearing today
Chandigarh, August 4
A civil suit was filed against the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr H.S. Hanspal, and Punjab Congress MLAs by propaganda secretary of the SAD of Ropar district, Mr Gurmeet Singh Matharu, in a local court yesterday. 



A satire on socio-political system
Chandigarh, August 4
The Madan Lal Koser Theatre Auditorium was inaugurated here today with the staging of a Punjabi play “Raat De Hanere Wich”, by the theatre wing of the Pracheen Kala Kendra.

Winners of the Rafi Awards-2002Rafi awards for Deep, Prachi, Kiran, Shruti
Chandigarh, August 4
Crawling into spaces between the notes, the 32 participants in the finals of Rafi Nite 2002, recreated the magic of the bygone era. 

Winners of the Rafi Awards-2002 in both junior and senior category at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Sparks of excellence in splashes of colour
Chandigarh, August 4
When city's six who's who artists got together with a new breed of artists through a painting workshop organised by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with the Chandigarh Press Club, one expected to see sparks of new ideas. 


PGI attendant’s services terminated
Chandigarh, August 4
The services of an operating theatre attendant of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, accused of making an attempt to outrage the modesty of an unconscious woman patient in Intensive Care Unit, have been terminated, according to sources.

Mahajan is Medical Officer of Health
Chandigarh, August 4
The UT Administration yesterday appointed Dr Sunil Mahajan, Medical Officer, who is presently posted as the Assistant Director with the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, as the Medical Officer Health of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in place of Dr G.C.Bansal.



Motor cycle expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, August 4
Air Commodore Anil Bhalla, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Leh yesterday flagged off a Western Air Command motor cycle expedition team from Leh for their destination, Thoise.


Entry to firing range restricted
Chandigarh, August 4
Following two incidents of misfiring during firing practice at the firing range in Sector 25 in the recent past, the Chandigarh Police has decided to allow entry to the firing range strictly on the basis of valid permits. The responsibility of guarding the entire premises of the firing range has been taken over by the city police.Top

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