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Fee hike imminent in PU colleges
Chandigarh, June 24
Fee hike is imminent in colleges affiliated with Panjab University located in Punjab from the forthcoming academic session.

Candlelight march by SOPU
Chandigarh, June 24
Members of the Students Organisation of Panjab University took out a candlelight procession against the university not decreasing the price of the admission forms along with the handbook of information here this evening.
Members of the Student Organisation of Panjab University on a candlelight march
Members of the Student Organisation of Panjab University on a candlelight march against “very heavy” price of handbook of information, at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Pawan Sharma 


Traffic challan files gather dust
Addresses of violators fake
Chandigarh, June 24
Files pertaining to thousands of traffic challans are gathering dust in the record rooms of the local courts as the particulars of the owners of the vehicles challaned by the police are fake. In most of the cases, addresses of the registered owners of the vehicles do not tally with the record of the registering authority.

Hike in bus fares on cards
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), which had suffered loses of about Rs 10 crore during 2002-03, is now pinning hopes on the inter-state meeting of transport secretaries of north India to be held soon. The committee of transport secretaries is expected to take a decision on increasing bus fares by 10 per cent in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP.

Adult Education Dept to target males
Chandigarh, June 24
The Government of India’s adult literacy programme is finding it very difficult to reach the males segment in Chandigarh. So grim is the state of affairs that out of the total 385 adult literacy centres running in the city under the National Literacy Mission, there are just 15 for males. 

Naib Subedar killed in oil tanker blast
Dera Bassi, June 24
A pall of gloom descended on Devi Nagar near here after the family of Naib Subedar Pal Singh received the news of his death last night. The Naib Subedar was deployed with 19 Rastriya Rifle Regiment unit in Kupwara sector of Srinagar.

WELCOME MONSOON WELCOME MONSOON: This peacock appears to be saying this as it dances with its colourful feathers spread at Chhatbir Zoo, near Chandigarh, on Tuesday morning. — Photo Karam Singh


De luxe toilet blocks by year-end
Chandigarh, June 24
The city is likely to have 40 toilet blocks by the end of the year with the municipal corporation inviting bidders for building these on a build, operate and transfer basis. The design of the de luxe toilet blocks is similar to the toilets that have come up in Delhi. One such toilet block has been built by the Chandigarh Housing Board in Sector 34.

If shifted house, change vehicle RC
Chandigarh, June 24
A Chandigarh Administration spokesman today said it was mandatory to make changes in the registration card of a vehicle if the owner had changed his/her residential address within one month under Section 49 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

Panchkula tops ‘Operation Speed Breaker’
Panchkula, June 24
The district police has adjudged the Panchkula police as the topper of the ‘Operation Speed Breaker’, a special campaign launched from April 16 to May the 23 in view of the harvesting season in the state.

PCR vehicles to go hi-tech
Chandigarh, June 24
Top brass of the city police has ambitious plans to make the Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles hi-tech. The officials propose to put a vehicle tracking system on the PCR vehicles to ascertain their movement.

Cantilever collapse: probe ordered
Chandigarh, June 24
Reacting to news item ‘Living in fear of falling bricks’ published in Chandigarh Tribune today, the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Punjab Government has begun a probe into the incident in which bricks fell down from the front side cantilevers of government houses in Sector 39.

Patient satisfaction is Command Hospital’s motto
YOU ask any ex-serviceman or serving soldier about the quality of medicare at the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, and his answer is: “It has never been so good as it is now”. The reason for this is not far to seek. The new culture adopted on taking over as Commandant of the hospital by Maj-Gen B. Sadananda in May last year has been fully institutionalised.
Maj-Gen B. Sadananda, Commandant, Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, observes a patient put on ventilator.
Maj-Gen B. Sadananda, Commandant, Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir

Red Cross gift to labour colony youth
Chandigarh, June 24
By fulfilling its promise of coming to the aid of rudderless youth in the city’s deprived section, the UT Red Cross today proved that all official announcements do not take months to get implemented. 

Ms Madhavi Kataria of the UT Red Cross enjoys a game of carom with children of the Sector 30 labour colony where she gifted an infrastructure for three games, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Ms Madhavi Kataria of the UT Red Cross enjoys a game of carom with children of the Sector 30 labour colony where she gifted an infrastructure for three games

Fresh probe into pilferage case
Panchkula, June 24
The Superintendent of Police, Panchkula, has ordered fresh investigation in the pilferage of a property case in which eight cops were booked on Sunday night. Mr Ranbir Sharma, SP, said that a DSP has been asked to investigate the matter and submit a report within 10 days. He held the registration of cases against the police personnel “a hurried step”.

esides air, another equally important factor supporting life is water. It is an indispensable resource which is fast decreasing. Masses should be educated to spread awareness about the optimum utilisation of water instead of wasting the same.

Refine your child’s English speaking skills
Chandigarh, June 24
Continuing with its series of workshops meant to enhance the intellect of masses, the British Library is now coming up with something interesting for children who wish to learn the nuances of the English language.

Major Sagar’s death anniversary today
Panchkula, June 24
Floral tributes would be paid to Major Sandeep Sagar on his second death anniversary at his memorial in Sector 8 here tomorrow. The function, to be organised by his parents, would be followed by a prayer meeting in his memory.

Sweepers Union ends relay fast


Power-saving inverters
Chandigarh, June 24
The inverter industry has emerged as a big challenge to generator-set manufacturers, as the market is now shifting towards low-cost and noise-less inverters. The companies have come up with inverters that could run every sort of appliances, including printing machines, air-conditioners and refrigerators, said Mr Kunwer Sachdev, Managing Director, Su-Kam Communication Systems Ltd, here today.

Tenant-traders form association
Chandigarh, June 24
In a move to counter the Rent Act, tenant-traders here yesterday took a decision to form a Commercial Tenant Association. The association will be a ‘ non- political’ body.


Date for submitting admission forms extended
Chandigarh, June 24
The UT Education Department has extended the last date for submission of forms for admission to Class XI in government schools to June 27. The decision to extend the last date was taken in view of the late declaration of results of the Punjab and Haryana board examinations.

Students line up to submit forms for admission to Class XI in government schools in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students line up to submit forms for admission to Class XI in government schools

PEC admissions from July 1
Chandigarh, June 24
Prospectus and admission forms for admission to Punjab Engineering College (PEC) as well as the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) here will be available from July 1.

PU MA results

How & Why: Power

uppose an old man takes 10 seconds to do a particular work, while a younger man takes only five seconds to do the same work. It is obvious that the rate of doing work of the young man is more than that of the old man.


Hearing adjourned till June 30
Chandigarh, June 24
In a civil suit filed against three UT police personnel, including the SSP, and the SHO, Mani Majra, by a head constable with the UT police, Rajinder Kumar, for permanent injunction restraining them from transferring him from the Operational Cell to the PCR section, the UT state today sought time to file reply in the case. After hearing the state plea, the court adjourned the case till June 30.


Says goodbye to plains
ll you guys and gals zipping up and down the geri route on your single cylinder flying machines or jaunty jalopies, say goodbye to the plains. Cut along the sharp curves of life on way to Kasauli, if not Shimla. Now.

Shopping mall for gold jewellery
shopping mall for gold and gold jewellery? Given the lust for gold Indians have, it is only a matter of time before someone thought of setting up a jewellery mall. India’s first exclusive jewellery mall is coming up at Gurgaon and Chandigarh’s well-known jewellers, Talwar Jewellers, in Sector 22.

Top 10 Uphill Songs

A versatile radio jockey
Chandigarh, June 24
Chandigarh as a growing city has been attracting artistes and entrepreneurs alike, looking for business avenues. The latest to join the bandwagon is Raman Bhanot, a radio jockey (RJ) and voice-over artiste who is in town to explore the opportunities to expand his Elan Communication, a training institute for radio jockeying and TV and stage anchoring.

Dance workshops draw lukewarm response
Chandigarh, June 24
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi’s endeavour to popularise classical dances in the city has drawn a lukewarm response. Despite getting two world famous names in classical dance, Navtej Singh Johar in bharatnatyam and Rajendra Gangani in kathak, the akademi has failed to attract a decent number of youngsters.

‘Ishq Ishq’ released
Chandigarh, June 24
Harleen Kohli, after making a mark in Garhwali music, today ventured into the world of pop with the release of her first Punjabi audio album “Ishq Ishq”. The album was released by Lieut-Gen B.K.N Chhibber (retd) at a local hotel in Sector 35.

Cassette on bhajan


Professionals to run canteens in PGI, GH-16
Chandigarh, June 24
Patients and their attendants, visiting hospitals like the PGI and the General Hospital, Sector 16, will now have access to good quality eatables prepared by professionals. The UT Red Cross, which runs three canteens in the PGI and two in the General Hospital, will be handing over these outlets to the Institute of Hostel Management and the Food Craft Institute from July 1.

Doppler machine seized
Panchkula, June 24
The health authorities today raided a Sector 10 diagnostic centre and seized a coloured doppler machine being used without getting it registered with the department.


SAI’s endeavour to boost sports
Chandigarh, June 24
Continuing with their endeavour to encourage students into taking up sports, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is awarding national and state-level scholarships to sportspersons studying in schools, colleges, and universities.

TT ranking meet from July 11
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Table Tennis Association has decided to hold five tournaments in addition to the regular state championship this year. In July, Ist State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament would be organised at Bhawan Vidyalya School. 

UT Sports Dept’s circular annoys shuttlers
Chandigarh, June 24
Should the regular trainees of any sport discipline be denied the opportunity to play with fellow players in various state-owned coaching centres. It doesn’t seem to be for badminton players if we go by a recent circular issued by the UT Sports Department.


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