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Chaos at PU, students a harried lot
Chandigarh, June 30
Chaos prevailed at Panjab University as hundreds of students, parents and representatives of various colleges congregated on the top floor of the university’s administrative block to obtain the detailed marks card for BA-III examinations.

Chaos and confusion prevailed at Panjab University as hundreds of students gathered to collect detailed marks cards of BA-III in Chandigarh Chaos and confusion prevailed at Panjab University as hundreds of students gathered to collect detailed marks cards of BA-III in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Take re-test or get average marks: PU
Chandigarh, June 30
Even as 20 more answersheets have been reported missing by Panjab University, the students have been given an option to appear for a re-test or get marks awarded on the basis of their average performance. This time the missing answersheets are of BSc III students.

Traffic management to go hi-tech
Chandigarh, June 30
Traffic management in the city is all set to go hi-tech. The Chandigarh Administration plans to install an automated system at three important traffic signal points in the city.

2 water samples fail test
Chandigarh, June 30
It is official. Students of Government Senior Secondary School in Karsan, along with Sector 52 residents, were drinking impure water, exposing them to the danger of cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Garcha, Bir Devinder play claim game
SAS Nagar, June 30
One day after the panchayat elections in Punjab, a different numbers game is being played within the echelons of the Congress. Both Ms Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha and Mr Bir Devinder Singh, who represent the Kharar-Mohali belt and are known for their serious personal differences, have stated that each has the support of a larger number of victorious sarpanches from the area.

Addresses on RCs: challaning drive today
Chandigarh, June 30
With the deadline to get residential address corrected in the records of the registration authority ending today, the traffic police will start a challaning drive from tomorrow.

Global tenders for IT towers soon
Chandigarh, June 30
Two important decisions have been taken with regard to the Information Technology Park in Kishangarh located on the north eastern tip of the Union Territory.


‘North-South divide’ must go: Verma
Chandigarh, June 30
The “North-South divide” with respect to civic amenities must go, said the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, while stating that he would be visiting southern sectors in the near future to understand the gravity of problems being faced by their residents.

Mirpur assn hails PM’s statement
Chandigarh, June 30
Even 56 years after Pakistan forcibly took over Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), hundreds of them settled in Chandigarh, Panchkula, SAS Nagar and Kalka have not lost hope of going back to their land of birth.

Decision on shifting Ranbaxy kept pending
SAS Nagar, June 30
A proposal seeking the shifting of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd from the residential area of the town has been kept pending by the House at the Municipal Council meeting held here today.

Car key keeps police at sea
Chandigarh, June 30
The case of finding of a car key in a burgled house in Sector 7 of Panchkula — which the Panchkula police suspected to have belonged to Ms Kulwant Kaur, a Sector 19 resident of Chandigarh — took a new turn today.

Commuters on the SAS Nagar-Zirakpur road, near Kandala village, wade through a 200-metre stretch inundated with rainwater.SAS Nagar-Zirakpur road inundated 
SAS Nagar, June 30
For commuters on the SAS Nagar-Zirakpur road via Jagatpura and Kandala, rain had brought more than just slush.

Commuters on the SAS Nagar-Zirakpur road, near Kandala village, wade through a 200-metre stretch inundated with rainwater.
— A Tribune photograph

Book chemist, demands boy’s father
SAS Nagar, June 30
High drama was witnessed at a chemist’s shop in Phase VII here this evening after a resident alleged that his son was being supplied corex, a H-scheduled drug, by the chemist. The police was called and an investigation into the matter has started.

13-yr-old boy falls off train
Panchkula, June 30
A 13-year-old boy mysteriously fell off a train in the Chandimandir cantonment area last night. The unconscious boy was picked up by some army personnel and handed over to the police.

HUDA to station staff at roundabout
Panchkula, June 30
Rehris parked all around the Sector 7/8/17/18 roundabout in the township, disrupting the smooth flow of traffic, will now be a thing of the past. Beginning today, the Enforcement Wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority has deputed five of its employees permanently at the roundabout to ensure that the fruit vendors do not converge here.

Reliving historic day of their early 20s
ACK they went to Dehra Dun to relive the historic day of their early 20s when they stepped into the famous Chetwode Hall at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for the pipping ceremony 50 years ago. They were the officers of the 11th IMA Course who came to their alma mater along with their spouses from all over the country to celebrate the golden jubilee.

  • Pension adalats
  • Clarifications on health scheme

NGO volunteers visit Colony No. 4
Chandigarh, June 30
Volunteers of the Society for Education in Health and Allied Training, an NGO, visited Colony Number 4 here and met about 2,000 residents with a view to create awareness about HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

Jashan Uppal
Water our saviour
IT is most distressing to note that after more than half-a-century of Partition of India, we have not been able to provide potable water to quench the thirst of millions. It is further disheartening to note that only 1% of the available water is worth drinking. It is for the state to make provision on priority.

Servant verification drive launched
Panchkula, June 30
The sector-19 police yesterday carried out a verification drive of servants and tenants in Sector-19 and 12A.



2 CTU employees arrested
Chandigarh, June 30
The Chandigarh Police today arrested two employees of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), on charges of issuing driving licences illegally during their deputation period in the office of the Chandigarh Transport Registration Authority.

  • Assault case

  • One held

Canadian held for cheating
Chandigarh, June 30
A Canadian national was arrested by the police while trying to encash ‘lost’ traveller’s cheques worth $ 500 at an authorised money changer in the city.

Cash, jewellery stolen
Panchkula, June 30
Cash, gold ornaments and other valuables were stolen from a Sector 4 house of a taxi operator yesterday. The thieves had reportedly broken into the house from the main door while the family was away to Anandpur Sahib.


Austech signs pact with Australian society
Chandigarh, June 30
The Australian Computer Society (ACS), a member of the Australian Council of Professions, today entered a tie-up with Austech International Campus (India), to represent and conduct ACS programmes in India.

BSNL offers free connection
Chandigarh, June 30
The Punjab circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered a free Cellone ( mobile phone) connection with every new Cellone registration from July 1.



Participants attend an orientation programme for teachers of DAV Public School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh. Orientation programme for teachers
Chandigarh, June 30
Keeping in view the dictum that there is no end to learning, a three-day orientation programme for teachers was organised by DAV Public School, Sector 8, here to keep them updated on the latest in the area of teaching-learning.

Participants attend an orientation programme for teachers of DAV Public School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

ABVP members seek donations in protest against the fee hike in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Fee hike: students beg money 
Chandigarh, June 30
In a novel way to protest against the proposed fee hike by Panjab University, members of the local unit of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today went around Sector 17, “begging” for alms to enable them to pay the “exorbitant” fees.

ABVP members seek donations in protest against the fee hike in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

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Vinod Sharma’s bail plea hearing today
Chandigarh, June 30
A petition seeking the grant of bail filed by Punjab’s former Chief Warden of Zoos Vinod Sharma will come up for hearing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 1.

Constable remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, June 30
A Punjab police constable, Wilson Kumar, who was arrested yesterday by the Chandigarh police for allegedly confining a minor girl in his house in Sector 38 and for attempting to rape her was remanded in judicial custody by a local court today.



Discovering talent in Punjabi music
Chandigarh, June 30
The city today saw the launch of Ace Creative, an organisation which has taken upon itself the responsibility of discovering fresh talent in the world of Punjabi music and helping it realise its potential.


Batra clinic’s gesture to senior citizens
Chandigarh, June 30
Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator Justice Om Prakash Verma (retd) was presented a cheque for Rs 100001 by Chairman and Managing Director of Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic, Dr Mukesh Batra for the local Hospice at a function held at Raj Bhavan today.

First mobile photo-dynamic operation



Abhinav leaves for Korea
Chandigarh, June 30
Ace shooter and Chandigarh-based Abhinav Bindra today left for Korea along with the Indian shooting team, to participate in the World Cup Changwon, which will be held from June 30 to July 8.

  • Total Tennis meet

  • Gurpreet sets record

Abhimanyu TewariSwimmer par excellence
Chandigarh, June 30
Meet Abhimanyu Tewari, 16-year-old swimmer from Chandigarh, who brought laurels to the city and his school Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 27, by winning a silver medal in the 50-metre backstroke event in the recently concluded 30th Junior National Swimming Championship at Talkatora Swimming Pool, New Delhi.


18 officers found absent from duty
Panchkula, June 30
As many as 18 officers in the Agriculture Department, Haryana , including an Assistant Director, were found absent from duty during a surprise raid conducted by the CM’s flying squad at Krishi Bhavan in Sector 20 this morning.

Finance Secy Karan Avtar Singh gets extension
Chandigarh, June 30
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed one year extension in tenure to UT Finance Secretary, Mr Karan Avtar Singh.

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