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PU Senate silent on ‘real’ issues
Chandigarh, December 8
The Senate of Panjab University appears to have closed its eyes on ‘real’ problems of students on the campus and affiliated colleges and seems more keen on completing the ‘formality’ of a meeting as is evident from the list of items drawn up for discussion at the forthcoming meeting.

DSP’s son held on murder charge
Chandigarh, December 8
Son of UT DSP along with his five to six friends allegedly attacked two Sector 38 residents today with a sickle and other sharp-edged weapons and injured them. He has been arrested for attempt to murder, trespass and rioting while his accomplices are said to be at large.

Sanjeev, son of DSP Om Prakash, who was arrested on an attempt to murder charge, being brought from the hospital after a medical examination in Chandigarh on Sunday. Sanjeev, son of DSP Om Prakash, who was arrested on an attempt to murder charge, being brought from the hospital after a medical examination in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph




Controversy dogs PGI Governing Body meeting
Chandigarh, December 8
The issue of selections and promotions of doctors at PGI has become more controversial as last minute inclusion of items in the table agenda, lobbying and representations being given to the Union Health Minister, precede the Governing Body meeting, to be held at Delhi on December 12.

Studies take a backseat amid roar of bulldozers
Chandigarh, December 8
Life for Meenu, Kiran, Poonam and Jyoti at present revolves more around guarding their scanty possessions which are lying under the open sky rather than attending school. While students all over the city are busy preparing for the forthcoming exams, life at three schools in particular - Ashiana Theatre Age School in Sector 24, Pustak School in Sector 25 and the Night School of Government High School, Sector 25, which cater to the slum population of Janta Kumhar colony , has come to a standstill.

PEC students’ accident: Police yet to register case
Chandigarh, December 8
Even after 24 hours of the accident in which two PEC girl students, Shivani and Preeti were seriously injured, the police was yet to register an FIR.

Shortage of cops will hit policing: Bassi

Chandigarh, December 8
The outgoing Inspector General of the Chandigarh Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, today expressed apprehension that the shortage of force could deteriorate the law and order situation in the city and the graph of crime detection rate could take a plunge.

The IG, Mr Bhim Sen Bassi, and the SSP, Mr Parag Jain, interact with lady police constables at the farewell function held in Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The IG, Mr Bhim Sen Bassi, and the SSP, Mr Parag Jain, interact with lady police constables at the farewell function held in Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Biotechnology crucial to food security
Chandigarh, December 8
Martin Amresh Menski, a 22-year-old scientist, is working on his doctorate in ‘’Hegemony and counter hegemony, the geo-politics of agri-biotechnology and regulatory role of the Indian state’’. As a recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Lever Hulme Trust, he is in the University of London. Currently, he is in India for one-year ‘’field studies’’ relevant to his Ph.D. programme.


Self-styled leaders occupy centrestage
Panchkula, December 8
With the first-ever Municipal Council elections round the corner and various political parties still undecided on whether to participate actively or support candidates from outside, it will be a fight among the “self-styled” leaders vying with each other to be portrayed as the ones fighting for the people's rights.

Councillor allays concern over demolition
Chandigarh, December 8
Congress Councillor Shyama Negi here today claimed that Kumhar Colony demolition would not be carried out from tomorrow. She said MP Pawan Bansal had been assured by Deputy Commissioner M. Ramsekhar that the colony would not be demolished till plinth was completed for the 1,000 people removed from Janata Colony.

‘Need to build corruption-free society’
SAS Nagar, December 8
“Every citizen is entitled to know who is corrupt and what action is being taken against him and in case no action is taken against him, why is it so?” This point was raised here today by Mr Anupam Gupta, an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while speaking at a seminar on ‘‘Corruption and judicial accountability’’, organised by Adara Tarak at NIPER.
Mr Anupam Gupta speaks at a seminar on corruption in SAS Nagar on Sunday. Also seen in picture (from left): Dr H.S. Deol, Dr Prem Singh, Mr Puran Singh Kirti and Mr Ranjivan Singh.
Mr Anupam Gupta speaks at a seminar on corruption in SAS Nagar on Sunday. Also seen in picture (from left): Dr H.S. Deol, Dr Prem Singh, Mr Puran Singh Kirti and Mr Ranjivan Singh. — A Tribune photograph

Sambhar strays into city hotel
Chandigarh, December 8
The presence of stray cattle in residential areas and roads has been a bane for traffic but a leaping visitor from the forest to Hotel Shivalikview in the city had onlookers thrilled today.

Govindacharya refuses to break ‘maun’
Chandigarh, December 8
Former BJP General Secretary K. Govindacharya, who went into hibernation after a falling out with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, here today refused to break his “political maun (self-imposed silence).”

ASC celebrates anniversary
Chandigarh, December 8
The Army Service Corps (ASC) celebrated its 242nd anniversary in Chandi Mandir Cantonment, near here today. The corps day celebrations began with a homage paying ceremony at the Western Command War Memorial, Veer Smriti. 

Rudi to attend CMA foundation day
Chandigarh, December 8
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudi, will be the chief guest at the 36th foundation day of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) to held at Panchkula on December 11, according to Col. P.K. Vasudeva, president.


IT seems that the Punjab Chief Minister and his colleagues are in the habit of making too many promises, instead of implementing them. It is amazing that the ministers and the CM have publicly claimed so many times during the past four-five months that the new industrial policy would be announced “within the next few days”. However, the media and industrialists are still awaiting the big day.
  • Please, take old price

  • Rare honour

  • Gautam Munjal

  • Heartwarming!

  • Goofup

  • In cash, not kind

  • Fellowship

  • Cycle riders

  • Meeting point


Wine: not only a drink, but a good investment!
Chandigarh, December 8
This may be news to you. Wine is not only for drinking. You can also invest in buying bottles of some of the finest brands in the world and make a tidy profit by selling them when the time is ripe.

Chamber seeks cut in interest rate on credit
Chandigarh, December 8
The Chamber of Chandigarh Industries has urged the Centre to take steps to decrease the rate of interest charged by the banking sector on credit to the small-scale industrial sector. It has claimed that the Planning Commission has also admitted that commercial banks are charging 14 to 15 per cent rate of interest from the SSI sector in comparison to up to 7 per cent interest charged from the corporate sector.

Nokia unveils six new phones
Chandigarh, December 8
Nokia has unveiled a comprehensive range of six new mobile phones for Asia Pacific market. The intuitively designed new phones symobilse three key features – mobility, messaging and style.

Need to boost ties with Ethiopia
Chandigarh, December 8
Africa is changing industrially and economically and Ethiopia is promising, an attractive investment destination with agri business, automotive components, information technology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, education and training as the priority sectors for investment.

City’s first multiplex likely to open next year
Chandigarh, December 8
Chandigarh’s first entertainment centre for young adults is expected to open by early next year. Christened Fund Republic, it is also claimed to be the first young adult entertainment centre in the country to house a MacDonald’s, the famous American foodchain.


Ecologists discuss sustainable development
Chandigarh, December 8
Approximately 80 ecologists from different parts of the country assembled at the ICSSR complex in Panjab University here today on the first day of a three-day meeting to establish a national network of long term ecological research (LTER).

Melody and rhythm rule school function
Panchkula, December 8
It was song and dance all the way at Valley Public School during the annual day function held today.

Students present a cultural item during the annual function of Valley Public School, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Students present a cultural item during the annual function of Valley Public School, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday.

Teachers decry lack of uniform pension scheme
Chandigarh, December 8
Leaders of teachers belonging to various universities at a meeting here today expressed “deep concern and indignation” over the deepening crises in the university system due to apathy of state and union government on vital academic issues.

Ambedkar memorial lecture
Chandigarh, December 8
The first Dr B.R.Ambedkar Memorial Lecture was organised by the Dr Ambedkar Students Association at Panjab University here today. Mr D.D. Kalyani, president of the BAMCEF (Punjab) delivered the keynote address.

Following in the footsteps of St Kabir
T was an era of utter chaos and confusion, an era of religious differences which polarised Indians into two distinct groups, when Saint Kabir came to this world with a message of peace and harmony. Saint Kabir has gone to his heavenly abode but his teachings are still being carried out silently but dutifully by a small community in the city, the teachers and students of St. Kabir Public School.

‘Hard work pays only when it is in right direction’
R J. P. Singh is one of the rare persons who is clinging to the age old values with a modern approach. "Hardwork pays but it has to be channelised in a definite direction to get results," says Mr Singh. So right from choosing the right name for the school to imparting education and values , Mr. Singh has been strictly adhering to honesty, discipline and peace - all those values Saint Kabir stood for.


Anmol Sidhu re-elected to bar council
Chandigarh, December 8
Twentyfive candidates from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana were declared elected as members to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana after the results were declared on the completion of counting here late in the evening today.


Preeti Jhingiani Pretty maiden Preeti charms with her smile
Chandigarh, December 8
The influx of stars and starlets have certainly kept mediapersons in the city on their toes. So when the latest addition to the LoC crew Preeti Jhingiani turned up in Hotel Mountview late this evening, the Press was once again ready for a wild goose chase but luck was with them this time, not only was the star accommodating but she also morale of mediapersons with her ready smile and comment that she was the lucky one to be interacting with them all.

‘Kaun Banega Star’?
SAS Nagar, December 8
Students of the PESCO Film and TV Institute here had their first taste of performing for a Punjabi TV serial to be aired on DD Punjabi soon here today. The serial named ‘Kaun Banega Star’ features artistes who act like well-known actors of Hindi films.

Students of PFTI perform at the shooting of TV serial ‘Kaun Banega Star’ in SAS Nagar on Sunday. — Photo Pawan Sharma


Transparency in ART clinics stressed
Chandigarh, December 8
In order to keep a check on unethical practices by mushrooming infertility centres in India, the issue is likely to come up for discussion in the next session of Parliament so that laws can be enacted for issues like surrogation.

Homoeopaths discuss wonder treatment
Chandigarh, December 8
The Dunham Homoeo Forum organised a workshop on hypothyroidism and its homoeopathic treatment in Sector 22 here today. About 70 homoeopaths of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in this workshop, where Dr Anukant Goyal talked about the symptoms and homoeopathic treatment of hypothyroidism and presented some case studies.


Inter-school cricket tourney
Chandigarh, December 8
The super league stage of the PCA- PARLE under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament will begin here tomorrow. The tournament is being played on the Deodhar Trophy rules.
  • UT team reach semifinal

  • Carrom tourney

  • Weightlifting meet

  • Snooker meet

  • Leaders club victorious

  • Elected

Medical College humble MC
Chandigarh, December 8
Chandigarh Medical College defeated Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, by nine wickets in the fourth City Beautiful Invitation Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

Pradeep is ‘Champion of Champions’
Sas Nagar, December 8
Pradeep Kumar of Kurali was adjourned Champion of Champions in Mr Ropar contest organised by the Ropar Amateur Body Building Association here today. More than 30 young body builders from the district participated in the contest.


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