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Admission guidelines for PU courses
Chandigarh, April 23
Panjab University will go ahead with varying modes of admissions to various teaching departments on the campus in the forthcoming academic session. Admissions to teaching departments in pure sciences stream is based on common entrance test (CET), while the national-level CAT (common admission test) examination is the basis for admissions to the University Business School (UBS ). 

Fire in paper mill causes Rs 2 lakh loss
SAS Nagar, April 23
A fire broke out in Guru Nanak Paper Mills in Badmajra village, near here, today. Four fire engines from the SAS Nagar fire brigade were sent to the factory which took about an hour to douse the smouldering fire.

Firemen struggle with blazing flames raging at Guru Nanak Paper Mills, SAS Nagar, on Wednesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan




PAC for action against Chief Election Officer
SAS Nagar, April 23
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Vidhan Sabha has recommended action against the Chief Election Officer Punjab serving the state in 1994-1995 for causing loss to the government in giving out a contract for preparation of photo identity cards for the state's electorate.

17-yr-old boy found dead in garden
Chandigarh, April 23
A 17-year-old boy, Amandeep Singh, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Terrace Garden in Sector 33 here this morning. He had left his house in Sector 45 at around 5.30 a.m. for a morning walk.

40 students caught cheating
Panchkula, April 23
Reacting to the reports of cheating in many schools of Panchkula, Ramgarh and Barwala during the Class X examination of social science, the flying squad of the Haryana School Education Board today caught 40 students red-handed on the charges of Unfair Means Case (UMC).


Campaign against cattle menace from today
Chandigarh, April 23
The cattle menace resulting in road accidents and insanitary conditions finally seems to have caught attention of the municipal corporation which will to launch a campaign from tomorrow to get the city rid of the cattle.

Sweepers go on indefinite strike
Chandigarh, April 23
The Sweepers Union of Chandigarh, supported by various bodies of the Valmiki community, launched an indefinite chain hunger strike demanding withdrawal of the proposed privatisation of sanitation, here today.

Members of the Sweepers Union of Chandigarh hold a protest rally against privatisation outside the MC office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Members of the Sweepers Union of Chandigarh hold a protest rally against privatisation outside the MC office in Chandigarh on Wednesday

Remembering the flamboyant Gargi
Chandigarh, April 23
Bygones are not always bygones. Sometimes they stretch beyond time and return to haunt you as they enrich their fold. For those in love with Balwant Gargi and his consummate works, death is the reality of the moment. And no matter how hard Gargi implores upon them to “not mourn his death”, pain will rule, bringing their tears out in mourning for a great soul.Rajinder Bagga

Acting his way into Limca Book of Records
Chandigarh, April 23
He has acted his way into the Limca Book of Records. City resident Rajinder Bagga’s name will now figure, along with that of his forefathers, in the 2004 edition of the book. The reason: Three generations playing the role of Lord Rama in Ramlila.

MP releases list of 29 works
Chandigarh, April 23
The local Congress MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, here today released a list of 29 works for which contributions of around Rs 80 lakh have been made from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund.

Jacob aghast at state of gym hall
Chandigarh, April 23
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today paid a surprise visit to the gymnasium hall, Sector 7 sports complex, which was earlier used as a badminton hall. General Jacob lamented the poor maintenance of the hall.

Making meals memorable
Chandigarh, April 23
Memorable Moments, one of the new restaurants to join the Sector 35 lane of eateries, tries to live up to its name both by its food and the manner of presentation.

Afforestation, soil conservation must

Replace ‘matthis’ by pasteurised milk
PROPOS the news in Chandigarh Tribune on April 16 under the heading “More students will munch matthis”. It has been asserted that ‘‘matthis are nutritious as they contain proteins, carbohydrates and minerals — ingredients essential as per the apex court’s directions. This is not all. Matthis do not rot like other food items. 

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602 fake CDs seized, 1 held
SAS Nagar, April 23
The police has arrested one person and recovered 602 fake CDs from him today. According to the information the SHO, Nayagaon police station raided a shop and arrested Pavan Kumar who was allegedly trading in fake CDs.


Roadside vendors do brisk business while regular shopkeepers look on
Sanjay Sharma
NE of the oldest markets of the city is struggling with a complex situation. A stream of visitors crowds the market but business is not picking up. Shopkeepers here, whose number is not more than 36, claim they are confident of offering cheapest prices in the city.

A view of the Sector 19-C main market. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

A view of the Sector 19-C main market.


DP (Schools) directive ‘hits’ CBSE’s evaluation work
Chandigarh, April 23
The evaluation work of CBSE examination answer-books has reportedly been hit hard following a directive of the UT DP (Schools) asking all government school teachers assigned the job to first report to their respective schools and undertake regular teaching work before proceeding to the respective nodal centres.

3-day workshop on distance education

Chandigarh, April 23
A large number of service providers from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, J & K, MP, UP, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala attended a three-day workshop organised by the All-India PTU-Distance Education Programme which opened at Zirakpur, near here, today.

Dr A. Kalanidhi, Chairman, Task Force, PTU-DEP, addresses a ZOPP workshop at a hotel on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway on Wednesday. Others in the picture are Dr Narsimha Rao, ZOPP expert (right) and Mr S.K. Bhatia, Registrar, PTU. — A Tribune photograph

Dr A. Kalanidhi, Chairman, Task Force, PTU-DEP, addresses a ZOPP workshop at a hotel on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway on Wednesday

MAAC to offer animation courses
Chandigarh, April 23
Inspired by the growing acceptance of animation as an inseparable part of entertainment, the Chandigarh centre of the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has introduced full-fledged courses to train people in this new, rather unexplored realm.

Seminar held on e-governance
Chandigarh, April 23
Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering and Technology (JMIT) and Seth Jai Parkash Institute of Management and Technology(JMIT), Radaur, jointly organised a national-level technical symposium on “E-Governance — A tool for social re-engineering” at Radaur yesterday.



DBA not to boycott court of Judicial Magistrate
Chandigarh, April 23
The three-day-long dispute between members of the District Bar Association (DBA) regarding the alleged misbehaviour by a Judicial Magistrate with a client of an advocate ended today with the DBA deciding on not supporting the complaint in this regard.


Typhoid cases in city
Chandigarh, April 23
There is an alarming incidence of typhoid in the city, says Dr Sarvinder Gandhok, a consultant physician of Sector 32-D, claiming that he has been getting three to six cases a day for the past 10 days.

Admn geared up to check jaundice
Morni, April 23
The civil administration of Panchkula is all geared up to prevent the spread of jaundice and other water-borne diseases in Haryana’s only hill station of Morni.

Admn mum over VCD issue at PGI
Chandigarh April, 23
Even as senior doctors trade charges over the latest controversy over a VCD that has rocked PGI’s cardiology department, the administration has refused to comment on the issue despite the sensitivity of the issue.


COA delegation meets Jacob
Chandigarh, April 23
A delegation of the Chandigarh Olympic Association (COA), led by Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, president, and consisting of Mr Ravinder Talwar, secretary, Mr Gurbir Sandhu, Arjuna Awardee, Mr J.S. Cheema, Mr R. Sharan and Mr Raman Kalia, submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at Punjab Raj Bhavan here today. 

12 footballers qualify for academy
Chandigarh, April 23
Only 12 players could qualify for the second phase of the selection trials for the Chandigarh Football Academy, which began here today at Sports Complex, Sector 42. According to Mr J.P.S. Sidhu, as many as 42 children in the age group of 12-13 years, hailing from various parts of the north India, appeared in the trials.


MC summons contractors
Chandigarh, April 23
The Additional Commissioner of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) has summoned three contractors of pass-parking lots behind Empire Store, Sahib Singh and Sons and the Kwality Restaurant in Sector 17-E on April 29, reacting to a news item published in Chandigarh Tribune on April 4.


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