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PU likely to hike tuition fee
Chandigarh, December 6
The tuition fee of various courses in Panjab University is likely to be hiked from the forthcoming academic session. A proposal in this regard comes up for discussion in the Senate meeting later this month.

‘HC order not implemented’ 
SAS Nagar, December 6
The Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, is likely to face contempt for its alleged non-implementation of a Punjab and Haryana High Court order on the issue of payment of salaries to contractual lecturers working in technical colleges in the state.

Musical moods of war heroes
Chandigarh, December 6
Not everyday one sees soldiers holding fort outside the battlefield, but the evening today in the Chandigarh Press Club was special.

Members of Ibexthrillers, the music band of Ladakh Scouts, present nostalgic melodies

Members of Ibexthrillers, the music band of Ladakh Scouts, present nostalgic melodies during a concert in the Press Club, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph



Chandigarh Admn cuts 3 holidays
Chandigarh, December 6
The employees of the Chandigarh Administration and its various boards and corporations will enjoy 19 holidays in the next year while their counterparts in the Governments of Punjab and Haryana will be better off in this regard as political compulsions will force Punjab to close down its offices for 34 days while offices in Haryana will not open for 32 days in the next year.

Two hurt, as Sumo jumps red light
A Tata Sumo, a bicycle and a Tata Indica car that were involved in an accident Chandigarh, December 6
Two persons were injured, one seriously, when a Tata Sumo vehicle jumped a red light and banged into a Tata Indica car and two bicycles. It happened on the road dividing Sectors 29 and 30 at about 10 pm here today.

A Tata Sumo, a bicycle and a Tata Indica car that were involved in an accident on the road dividing Sectors 29 and 30, Chandigarh, late on Friday. — Photo Pawan Sharma


Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr Id celebrations go peacefully
Chandigarh, December 6
Id-ul-Fitr, coinciding with the Babri mosque demolition day, was celebrated in the city peacefully with the Muslim community offering prayers and being careful in not raising the issue of demolition.

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr in the Sector 20 mosque, in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Beopar mandal to organise bandh next week
Chandigarh, December 6
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today decided that a bandh and a rally will be oganised next week in Nehru Park in Sector 22, where all heads of beopar mandals of the adjoining states will participate.

‘No clash between head injury, religious injury’
Chandigarh, December 6
Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, a wellknown Sikh scholar and former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, today suggested that an amicable solution must be found to the problem created by the High Court order for compulsory wearing of helmet by two-wheeler drivers that should respect court order as well as the Sikh sentiments.

Women of Khijargarh-Kanour village, near Banur, flush out sullage from houses after collecting it in a street.House chokes village drain
Floods houses; trouble ahead
Banur, December 6
Trouble is brewing in Khijargarh-Kanour village, where an influential person has constructed a house in a low-lying area where the sullage from the village drains used to accumulate for the past several decades.

Women of Khijargarh-Kanour village, near Banur, flush out sullage from houses after collecting it in a street. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

HUDA urged to follow Vaastu principles
Panchkula, December 6
Over 130 allottees of commercial sites in Sector 14 have urged the architectural wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority to change the elevation of the commercial centres on the principles of Vaastu Shastra.

Misery unlimited for family
Chandigarh, December 6
Thanks to the help and financial support from relatives that Kishan Chand, a shopkeeper from Rajpura, near Patiala, could manage to get a kidney transplant done, but with his 20-year-old disabled son faced with the same problem, he is losing hope.

Devotees participate in a procession taken out on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadar
Devotees participate in a procession taken out on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadar, in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Martyrs remembered on Flag Day
SAS Nagar, December 6
Widows and family member of those who laid down their lives for the country in the line of duty were honoured during the Flag Day celebrations held at Paragon Public School, Sector 71, here today.

Residents bid farewell to cop
Chandigarh, December 6
It was just like any other farewell party and yet there was something very special about it. Very few cops can boast of getting a farewell party from area residents.

Tohra to announce stir on Dec 26
SAS Nagar, December 6
Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, SHSAD President, will announce the start of an agitation in connection with the demands of Punjab and public grievances at Fatehgarh Sahib Shaheedi Jor Mela on December 26.

Police raids Jain's house
Chandigarh, December 6
The police ‘‘raided’’ the Sector 7 residence of controversial Haryana bureaucrat N.K. Jain here today. The police obtained a non-bailable warrant against Jain.

Protest rally
Chandigarh, December 6
AITUC, INTUC, CITU, the BMS, the HMS and the ACTU here yesterday decided to hold a protest rally on December 8 against the “anti-labour” policies of the Central government.

Tribune employee bereaved



One killed in road mishap
Lalru, December 6
A youth was crushed to death while his companion sustained severe injuries when a truck rammed into their bicycles on the Lalru-Bagwassi link road near here, late last night.

One held on rape charge
Chandigarh, December 6
The police has arrested Kamal (23), a man of Phase II of Palsora Colony, on the charge of illegally confining and raping a 21-year-old woman of the colony today.

Five more car thieves arrested
Panchkula, December 6
The police has arrested five other members of the inter-state gang of car theives, which was busted last week. The accused, Ashu, Balwinder Thakur, Mukesh Tandon and Anant Sharma, have been arrested by a team led by DSP Desh Bandhu.


Alliance Francaise to issue NOCs for student visas
Chandigarh, December 6
No objection certificates (NOCs) for French visas to Indian students will now be available at Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh. This was stated here today by the Scientific Officer of the Embassy of France in India and Director of EduFrance, Mr Benjamin Demiere, while talking to reporters.

Children of Ankur School in Panjab University wait for their turn to perform Cultural bonanza by Ankur kids
Chandigarh, December 6
The cultural bonanza presented by students of Ankur Nursery to mark their annual function kept their parents and visitors spell bound throughout the programme in Panjab University Law Auditorium here today.

Children of Ankur School in Panjab University wait for their turn to perform a cultural item on the annual-day function, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ambedkar remembered
Chandigarh, December 6
Members of the Dr Ambedkar Students Association (ASA), Panjab University, today paid tributes to Dr B.R. Ambedkar by observing a two-minute silence.

No decision on special lectures
Chandigarh, December 6
Panjab University deliberated on organising special lectures for students who have been denied roll numbers for the ongoing semester examinations of the Departments of Political Science, Sociology and Laws, here today.


Insecticide dealer’s plea allowed
Chandigarh, December 6
Allowing a petition, Mr Justice Viney Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a complaint against an insecticide dealer. The Judge agreed with his counsel that the proceedings against him were liable to be quashed “since the sample had been taken by the inspector in the same position as it had been delivered”.

Maintain calm, HC tells parties
Chandigarh, December 6
Taking up a petition filed by the Panchkula Truck Operators Union, seeking directions to Haryana, the Ambala Deputy Commissioner and other respondents to prevent the organisation of any agitation that could obstruct traffic, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court said here today that it trusted all parties concerned to maintain normalcy.

3 more members declared elected
Chandigarh, December 6
Three more candidates — Mr Bhupinder Singh Rathore, Mr Ashok Singla and Jai Vir Yadav, were declared elected as members of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana at the end of the second round of counting of votes here today.



Live demonstration of Himachal art
Chandigarh, December 6
The most heartening aspect of Himachal Pradesh handicrafts and handloom corporation exhibition, which opened at Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Sector 15 yesterday is its approach towards the promotion of traditional arts and crafts. A normal display of art products would have been easy.

Visual insight into fascinating tribal traditions
Chandigarh, December 6
Smitten with the rich traditions of India, Dr Cornelia Mallebrien from Germany, set out to understand feelings that inspires various fascinating religious customs in urban, rural and tribal India.

With music in soul, Pyarelal comes back
Chandigarh, December 6
In music rests the soul, in soul rests the music. If it were not for this divine combination, Laxmikant-Pyarelal would not have been the legends that they are today. Four years after the partnership of rhyme ended in 1998, bowing to the divine will, music director Prayelal has decided to comeback with his string of melodies, as fresh and virgin as ever.

Convocation of Pracheen Kala Kendra
Chandigarh, December 6
Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, a premier educational organisation of the country will hold its 30th Annual Convocation on December 22 next at Kolkata when successful students of Visharad (B.Mus.) and Bhaskar (M.Mus.) of the session 2001-2002 belonging to the eastern region of the country will be awarded their certificates and diplomas.


Selections, promotions of docs on meeting agenda
Chandigarh, December 6
With the issue of selections and promotions of doctors at the PGI being deferred during the last governing body meeting, all eyes are set on the next meeting of the apex body, which is scheduled to be held on December 12.



Czech badminton team arrives in city
Chandigarh, December 6
A four-member badminton team from Czech Republic arrived here this morning on an invitation from the Chandigarh Badminton Players’ Welfare Association. The team consisted of Czech badminton coach Radek Votava, two boys Pavell Florian and Stam'slav Kohovtek and lone girl Pavla Janosova. While Pavell and Stam'slav are national champions in their respective age groups, Pavla is among the top 10 players in her age group.

St Xavier’s school enter finals
Chandigarh, December 6
St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, defeated Moti Ram School, 24-16 in the semifinals (U-19) of the Emily Memorial Inter-School Basket ball Tournament here today.

Anita, Jagdeep set new records
Chandigarh, December 6
Anita Rani of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, rewrote her own records to win gold medal in the 53kg category at the State Weightlifting Championship at gymnasium hall, Panjab University, here today. She set records in snatch (52.5 kg), clean and jerk (70 kg) and total (122.5 kg).


Plan to develop areas adjacent to slums
Panchkula, December 6
The Haryana Urban Development Authority and the State Town and Country Planning Department have now come up with a proposal to develop areas adjacent to the two biggest slum colonies here.

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