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No cut-off date for PU exam forms
Chandigarh, January 14
Panjab University has decided to waive off the condition of submitting examination forms before a fixed date for all annual examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the teaching departments on the campus and over 100 affiliated colleges for the ongoing academic session.

A relative comforts son of the murdered watchmanWatchman murdered near police picket
SAS Nagar, January 14
A 45-year-old watchman was murdered here late yesterday in a house under construction, in front of a police picket manned by a police commando round-the-clock.

A relative comforts son of the murdered watchman, Vir Sahai, in SAS Nagar on 
Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Four who woke up dead
Asphyxiation or food contamination?
Chandigarh, January 14
Prema, a woman of Maloya Colony, was supervising Lohri arrangements at her house late yesterday, unaware of the impending tragedy in waiting. 




Decks cleared for first genetic lab north of Delhi
Chandigarh, January 14
In a development that will serve to enhance medical prowess of the city, the UT Administration has sanctioned Rs 50 lakh for the initial stage of the genetic laboratory, the first-ever to come up in the region north of Delhi. The amount has been sanctioned under the Central Government's National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.

Villagers look at the jeep that was damaged in a head-on collision4 of family killed in mishap
Banur, January 14
Four members of a family, driving through a thick fog, died in a head on collision between their jeep and a truck at Jangpura village on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway about 3 km from here, early today.

Villagers look at the jeep that was damaged in a head-on collision. — A Tribune photograph

Intended land allotment reviewed
SAS Nagar, January 14
The intended allotment of land for institutional sites in the state by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority done during the Badal regime came under scrutiny today at a meeting of the Review Committee formed by the Punjab Government to look into allegations of unfair allotment of these sites. 



Change in booths after SEC’s consent: DC
Panchkula, January 14
The Chief Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat, has said the change in polling stations for the municipal council elections, in Wards 4 and 13, could be made only on the directions of the State Election Commission.

Neeru Nanda felicitated
Former Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Neeru Nanda being presented a memento Chandigarh, January 14
Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh’s recent campaign to make certain sectors “garbage bin less” here today won accolades from the former Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, who termed the scheme as capable of showing the country a way in solving sanitation problems.
Former Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Neeru Nanda being presented a memento on Tuesday in Chandigarh by Mayor Subhash Chawla on behalf of the Municipal Corporation. Local MP Pawan Bansal and former Mayor Lalit Joshi are also seen in the picture. — A Tribune photograph

Amritsar coldest in Punjab at 0.7°C
Chandigarh, January 14

Normal life in the city and parts of Punjab and Haryana was thrown out of gear today due to thick fog till late morning, even as temperatures plummeted at many places with Amritsar shivering under a bone chilling low of 0.7°C.

Subscribers collect their telephone billsBSNL fails to distribute bills
Zirakpur, January 14
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited failed to distribute telephone bills to subscribers of over dozens of villages falling within the Zirakpur telephone exchange. The subscribers had to go to the exchange to collect their bills which have been lying piled up outside the exchange for the past couple of days.
Subscribers collect their telephone bills lying in a pile outside the telephone exchange in Zirakpur on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Hospice for cancer patients
Chandigarh, January 14
It was a rare glow on the face of eight-year-old Bhavana, a cancer patient with brain tumour, when the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (Retd), offered him a rose bud and a comfortable place to live in.



2 held on theft charge
Chandigarh, January 14
With the arrest of two thieves of computer parts, the police has claimed that recent serial thefts of computer-related items in the city are likely to be solved. The police was on lookout for an accomplice of the arrested persons.

10-yr-old crushed to death
SAS Nagar, January 14
A 10-year-old boy was crushed to death by a Tata Sierra in Phase X here last night. The victim, Vishal Kiran, a resident of Phase X, was crossing the main road when the accident took place. His parents, according to the police, were celebrating Lohri outside their house and the child was crossing the road to reach his house.



Private schools may extend holidays
Chandigarh, January 14
While a formal decision over extension of holidays in private schools due to inclement weather conditions prevailing in the city will be taken tomorrow, managements of these institutes are contemplating to cancel holidays on Saturdays to compensate for the loss of working days.

Govt move on grant may close 100 colleges
Chandigarh, January 14
The Federation of Associations of Principals of Non-Government Affiliated Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh has flayed the reported move of the Punjab Government to cut down the grant to colleges by 50 per cent and also to do away with the 95 per cent deficit grant-in-aid scheme.

SCENT OF SENTIMENTSFlowers’ Day on PU campus
Chandigarh, January 14
Despite fog and chill in the earlier part of the day, the Students Centre of Panjab University witnessed a heavy rush at the ‘Flowers’ Day’ counters. The event was organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council and saw a good exchange of flowers accompanied with ‘sweet messages’ and also ‘request songs’.
SCENT OF SENTIMENTS: A student presents blooms of admiration on the occasion of Flower Day at Students’ Centre of Panjab University on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan


8 acquitted in jail-break case
Chandigarh, January 14
The sensational Burail Jail break-up case today ended with the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, acquitting eight persons including advocate D.S Rajput, former Deputy Jail Superintendent Sheetla Parshad Misra, two accused in the Beant Singh assassination case — Jagtar Singh Hawara and Jagtar Singh Tara of the charges against them.



You can call her sunshine LIFE & STYLE
Bye pal, Marshmallow is here for Valentine’s
he has just kicked "darling" out of her life. Slammed the door after him. Even deleted the term from the re-cycle bin of her memory. Is now welcoming Mr Marshmallow. Has upload the name in her system after rebooting her existence style.

Call him Cappuccino, if he’s steaming
ou can survive without "darling", even "bhai-jaan", you are convinced. You have asked them to get out of your life, told them never to ring the bell again. Are now looking for flashy endearments. Good. Read on for a few invaluable tips. Personalisation is the key to success, be sure. You will not only come up with terms that are apt, but ones that reflect your sentiments, and his traits.

Venus Speaks
"Hi, there, Candy girl!"
hums do not call her sugar, not even honey. No, it is not that the under-grad is bitter, or cold. Her name is catchy otherwise also. "I consider myself lucky," says ramp model-cum-final year student Candy Brar. "My name requires no endearments". "A name like Candy has it's own advantage," she asserts, after casually placing a steaming coffee mug on the black granite table in a fast food joint.

Valentine songs from the 60s


Cardiac camps for residents
SAS Nagar, January 14
A team of specialist doctors from Metro group of hospitals, Noida, will be organising health camps for the residents of the township, Chandigarh and Panchkula shortly. The Metro group of hospitals, known for advanced cardiac care, will be extending this facility along with innovative treatments for liver and digestive diseases.

Blood shortage
Chandigarh, January 14
There is an acute shortage of blood of all groups in the Blood Bank of the PGI and other city hospitals.



Twin titles for Oscar Bansal
Chandigarh, January 14
Oscar Bansal of Vivek High School, Sector 38, cornered glory with two titles and was joined by Harleen Kaur with equal number of titles on the penultimate day of the XIVth Chandigarh State Badminton Championship played here in the Sector 42 indoor hall. Oscar won in the under-13 singles category, while in doubles, he partnered with Aman Sethi to defeat Tushar and Mohit.


Demolition drive put on hold
Chandigarh, January 14
The proposed demolition drive in Mani Majra and five villages under the Municipal Corporation to remove cantilevers was today put on hold till a final decision by the Administration.

New Adviser attends office, finally!
Chandigarh, January 14
After playing truant for several days, the newly appointed Adviser to the Administrator of UT, Mr Virendra Singh, finally joined office in the UT Secretariat today.Top

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