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PU not to allow double affiliation to colleges
Chandigarh, September 15
Panjab University will not allow double affiliation to its colleges. The decision comes up for approval of the university senate on September 22. The university had detected that a number of colleges, particularly in the Ludhiana belt, had also applied for affiliation to Punjab Technical University for certain courses, which is against the basic tenets of the university affiliation.

Thefts rise as PGI admn sleeps
Chandigarh, September 15
Thieves and pick-pockets at the PGI make hay as not just patients and their attendants continue losing their valuables like money and jewellery, but even doctors have not been spared as their belongings go missing from the changing room in operation theatres.



No bookish teaching in these schools
Panchkula, September 15
Nobody can pamper your child better than most pre-nursery and nursery schools in this township. These schools have now embarked upon a “no books for child” programme to woo parents.

Custom-made educational kits, which have replaced school books in several schools.
Custom-made educational kits

Rape case: bureaucrat, cop actively involved?
Chandigarh, September 15
Will the police theory of the alleged rape case of the girl from Shimla revolve around a Haryana bureaucrat and the arrested Head Constable of the Chandigarh police Narveer Singh? The answer could be in affirmative.

EVENING walkers at Sukhna Lake can be a finicky lot. Despite the rain for more than three days in the evening last week the regulars went for their walk almost like a religious ritual. The trick was to drive up to the lake in the cars and wait for the downpour to slow down if not stop before venturing out for a walk. A light drizzle is no deterrent to the walkers.
  • Jagjit Singh show
  • Tourist distraction
  • Delayed rain fury
  • Water and fire
  • Business savvy begging
  • Road (mis)guidance
  • When CM is away
  • Tracking station
  • Platform blues
  • Diverse interests

Command celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, September 15
The Western Command Headquarters celebrates its 55th Raising Day here today. The command was raised as the Delhi and East Punjab Command on September 15, 1947, with its headquarters in Delhi. It was designated as the Western Command in January 1948. In 1954, the headquarters of the command were shifted to Shimla.

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor, Punjab, interacts with members of the Gorkha Band team after inaugurating a helpline for ex-servicemen at Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir on Sunday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor, Punjab, interacts with members of the Gorkha Band team

Liquor vends a source of nuisance
SAS Nagar, September 15
Punjabis and high spirits often go together. And probably that is one reason that every evening as the sun goes down, streams of cars start lining roadsides next to liquor shops on the Chandigarh-SAS Nagar border.

15 couples tie the knot
SAS Nagar, September 15
The local Punjabi Cultural Society, in association with Sukhdev Singh Gill Memorial Welfare Club, organised a mass marriage of persons belonging to needy families here today.

A section of the couples during a mass marriage ceremony held at Guru Ravi Dass Bhavan, Phase 7, SAS Nagar, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A section of the couples during a mass marriage ceremony

Jacob inaugurates helpline for ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, September 15
The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today inaugurated “Ex-Servicemen Helpline”, a pilot project established by the Western Command in the Command Hospital at Chandi Mandir to provide customer-friendly client services to the ex-servicemen and widows based in Chandigarh, Panchkula, SAS Nagar and adjoining areas.

Bansal’s charge against PM
Chandigarh, September 15
The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal today accused the Prime Minister of delaying the release of funds from the Prime Minister’s Sadak Yojna and thus hampering the development of villages.

The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, discusses a point with a sarpanch at a conference organised by the District Youth Congress at Hallo Majra on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, discusses a point with a sarpanch

Highlighting women’s issues her forte
Chandigarh, September 15
Madhur Kapila is a writer who has defied the common complaint that Hindi novels have no readers. After making a niche for herself in the world of Hindi literature with her novels “Bhatke Rahi” and “Vicho Vich”, Madhur has finally reached the zenith of popularity with her recent novel “Satwa Swar” which has been published by a Delhi, based publishing house.


Stepfather booked for child’s murder
Kharar, September 15
The local police has registered a case against Harvinder Singh, a resident of Mundi Kharar village and stepfather of Rahul (5), under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC on charge of murdering the child by throwing him in the Bhakra canal near Morinda.

Items worth Rs 1 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, September 15
Items worth Rs 1 lakh were stolen in three separate incidents in the city. A briefcase containing Rs 35,000, a demand draft of Rs 50,000, two cheque books, three key sets and an electronic diary were stolen from a car in Sector 8 here yesterday.

Cheat arrested


Insurance plan for non-smokers
Chandigarh, September 15
Om Kotak Mahindra introduced an innovative insurance policy for non-smokers here today. Under the scheme, women and non-smokers will have to pay up to 40 per cent lower premium in comparison to smokers.

Training camp for mechanics
Chandigarh, September 15
Bajaj Auto organised a training programme pertaining to the four-stroke Chetak scooter for mechanics and garage owners here today. About 400 participants from the city and nearby towns attended the programme, held at Himachal Bhavan in Sector 28.

Stress on tech upgradation
Chandigarh, September 15
The small-scale sector is contributing above 40 per cent of the total value-addition in the manufacturing sector, worth Rs 5,785 billions in 1999-00. However, 60 of the SSI units were sick in the country. Though about 1.77 crore persons were employed in the sector, but due to obsolete technology and credit constrains, its potential has not been tapped so far, said Mr Ajit Singh Balhotra, regional head, National Productivity Council, here today.

Iraq consulate to meet industrialists
SAS Nagar, September 15
Iraq’s Trade Consulate is to begin regular interaction with the Mohali Industries Association to explore trade opportunities and facilitate the answering of queries from members.


Govt. Model Sr. Secondary School-35
Laurels galore at GMSSS-35
he third government school to come up in the city, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, is among the few government schools that have made an identity for themselves. More creditable is the fact that the school has not only excelled in the government schools category, but is rated as one of the best educational institutions in the city.
Government Model Senior Secondary School
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Chandigarh. 

Direct election prospect in colleges low
Chandigarh, September 15
City colleges may not see election enthusiasm this academic session going by the recommendations of college principals made to the UT Administration. At a recently held meeting of the principals with the DPI (Colleges), violence in the run-up to the announcement of fixing a date has cast its shadow on the impending elections in colleges.

ABVP’s threat to step up stir
Chandigarh, September 15
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has threatened to intensify its agitation if the demands of the protesting students are not met by the Panjab University by noon tomorrow. The Secretary, ABVP, Mr Saurabh Joshi, said the university was dilly-dallying in the matter and attempting to buy time.

Dharna by DAV students
Chandigarh, September 15
Students from the local DAV College staged a dharna at the Students Centre of  Panjab University here today. Students are demanding the university not to conduct the house examination in September and opposing the proposed attendance requirement of 75 per cent in the classes. Instead, the university should stick to the old rule of 66 per cent attendance requirement, they said.
Students stage a dharna in support of their demands at the Students Centre
Students stage a dharna in support of their demands at the Students Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Judicial remand in witchcraft case
Chandigarh, September 15
Munni, who was yesterday arrested for practising witchcraft near Colony No 5, was today remanded to judicial custody by a local court. She was allegedly trying to infuse life into the body of a seven- month-old boy, who had died two days ago.


Take hypertension seriously: doctor
Chandigarh, September 15
Those taking hypertension lightly could be in for bigger trouble as not being just a disease of numbers it could be an open invitation to cardiovascular diseases, which is the number one killer disease in the world today.

Eye care programme launched
Chandigarh, September 15
A local eye institute today launched a unique eye care programme for doctors and eye patients called “See, what you have been missing”. The programme aims at making general public aware of the symptoms of various eye diseases along with the prevention aspects.


Chandigarh Police beat CRPF
Chandigarh, September 15
The Chandigarh Police beat the CRPF by a solitary goal in the inaugural tie of the Senior State Chandigarh Police Shaheed Smarak Football championship here at Police Lines grounds, Sector 26. The six day meet is being conducted under the aegis of the Chandigarh Football Association.

  • Patiala KV win

  • St Stephen’s School triumph

  • Football team


2nd phase of servant verification drive
Chandigarh, September 15
In the second phase of the servant-verification drive carried out by the Chandigarh police at 11 different places in the city today, 926 domestic help were registered with the police. During the first phase of the drive on September 8, 913 were registered.Top

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