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Admn axe falls on leaders’ farmhouses
Chandigarh, July 2
Farmhouses of several top political leaders of the region were today demolished by the UT Administration under its ongoing drive against encroachments on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway.

The enforcement team of the UT Administration demolishes the structure of Panchvati farmhouse on the

The enforcement team of the UT Administration demolishes the structure of Panchvati farmhouse on the 
Chandigarh- Ambala national highway on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph


RC addresses: two more counters opened
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chandigarh Administration today opened two more counters to deal with the rush of people wanting to get their addresses changed on vehicles’ registration copies. These counters are specially for people whose vehicles are not registered in Chandigarh but are living here.

Prof Pathak gets three-year extension
Chandigarh, July 2
Prof K.N.Pathak has been given an extension of three years as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University. A communication in this regard, signed today by Mr Bhairon Singh Sekhawat, Vice-President and Chancellor of the university, was received by the university.

Steep hike in college fees
Chandigarh, July 2
The UT Administration today effected a steep hike in admission and tuition fees for government as well as privately-managed government-aided colleges, Government Home Science College and B.Ed colleges in the city.

Students without Chandigarh domicile certificates are barred from entering the centralised admission centre on the first day of admissions to Class XI of government schools at GMSSS, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. SC students without UT domicile denied admission
Chandigarh, July 2
The decision to disallow admission to Scheduled Caste students without a Chandigarh domicile sparked off angry protests from candidates and their parents on the first day of centralised admissions to Class XI in government schools at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

Students without Chandigarh domicile certificates are barred from entering the centralised admission centre on the first day of admissions to Class XI of government schools at GMSSS, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

2 cholera cases in city
Chandigarh, July 2
The worst fears of the UT Health Department seem to be coming true as two new cholera cases have been admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), apart from an increase in the number of diarrhoea and gastroenteritis cases pouring into city hospitals.

Anti-farmer policies made me quit Cabinet: Ajit
Chandigarh, July 2
Mr Ajit Singh, President of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and a former Union Agriculture Minister, said here today that he had to leave the Union Cabinet due to the persistent anti-farmer policies being pursued by the BJP-led Government.

Mr Ajit Singh, President of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PWD team visits hospital
Panchkula, July 2
A team of Public Works Department (Bridges and Roads) today visited the General Hospital, Sector 6, in order to take stock of the poor quality of construction material used in the hospital building.


Bank to accept money on Estate Office’s behalf
Chandigarh, July 2
An MoU will be signed next week between the Chandigarh Administration and the Bank of Punjab, thus facilitating the residents to deposit money meant for the Estate Office in any branch of the bank.

Stalin bust turns lucky mascot
SAS Nagar, July 2
D-110, Industrial Area here is all set to become the new pilgrimage centre for the country’s Communists. The place, a bathroom fittings manufacturing unit, has become the latest haunt of the followers of Karl Marx in the region, after the owner, of the unit announced that he had discovered a three feet bust of Stalin from scrap imported from Russia.

Sweepers’ strike delays extension of scheme
Chandigarh, July 2
The extension of the unique garbage-bin-free scheme to the entire city has been delayed by six months due to the recent protest by sweepers.

Documenting lives of revolutionaries
Chandigarh, July 2
Prof Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich is driven by the passion to save the revolutionaries of the Gadar movement and their sacrifices from fading into oblivion.

Special courses for jail inmates
Chandigarh, July 2
With a view to making the jail inmates better citizens of society and self-reliant, the Model Jail authorities in collaboration with the UT Jan Shikshan Sansthan and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) have decided to start various vocational courses and personality development programmes in the jail.

City’s organic food demand up in two years
Chandigarh, July 2
Time is not far when the demand for organic products in the city will outpace supply. Over the past two years when the first organic food counter opened in the city under the aegis of an NGO called Manthan, the sale of chemical free foods has more than doubled.

Randhawa’s nephew, kin main suspects
SAS Nagar, July 2
Ten days after the murder of Gurcharan Singh, Chairman, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, Ropar, the police here has zeroed in on the nephew of Mr B.S. Randhawa, Lally, and his cousin Satta.

Mayor should resign: BJYM
Chandigarh, July 2
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today demanded the resignation of the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla, for having been involved in a brawl in the card room of the Chandigarh Club.

Parmar is chief of SJP(R)
Chandigarh July, 2
Mr Ajit Singh Parmar was elected president of the local unit of Samajwadi Janta Party (Rashtriya) at a meeting of party workers held here yesterday under the leadership of Mr Om Prakash Shrivastava, national general secretary of the party.

Shankar Samrat addresses a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday.Samrat Shankar to raise funds for Red Cross
Chandigarh, July 2
He is all set to cast a magical spell. Clad in a cheerful red ‘achkan’, Samrat Shankar will ride around the city “blindfolded” on July 4. The “master magician” will be performing this and other feats just to raise funds for the Red Cross Society.

Shankar Samrat addresses a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

SC delegation meets Adviser
Chandigarh, July 2
A delegation of the Chandigarh Scheduled Castes Welfare Coordination Committee, led by its chairman, Mr Resham Chand Jakhu, and a former Deputy Mayor, and councillor, Mr Balraj Singh, met the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh, here today in connection with admissions of Scheduled Caste students to city colleges.

Joint celebration of religious functions
Chandigarh, July 2
All religious and panthic functions will now be celebrated under the banner of the Chandigarh Gurdwara Parbandhak Sangathan.

CA Day celebrated
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) yesterday held a meeting to celebrate Chartered Accountants Day, at the site of its branch office in Sector 35.

Shopkeepers remove encroachments
Chandigarh, July 2
Shopkeepers of the Sector 22 Shastri Market today voluntarily removed encroachments before the enforcement team reached there as part of the ongoing special drive launched yesterday.

Ankur BehlPlatform: No life without water
nother name of life is water. Without water, life is not possible. Out of the nine planets of the solar system, only the earth possesses this gift. The water level in the earth is dropping down rapidly and it is becoming a big problem.



Two killed in accidents
Panchkula, July 2
Ram Siddh (40) was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle near Punjab National Bank, Sector 4.

Mystery shrouds man’s death
Chandigarh, July 2
Mystery shrouds the death of a 45-year man, Jaivir, a resident of Maloya Colony, whose cremation was stopped this morning when some of his neighbours noticed blood on the upper part of his body while an anonymous caller told the police that a murder had taken place.

Minor raped
Kharar, July 2
A four year-old girl of Batta village was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old youth Gagu, yesterday. The Kharar police has registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC against the accused who has absconded.


Barring a dhaba, this market lacks all basic civic amenities
THE general trade market of Sector-28D in booths has not been able to pick up business as it’s potential is being held back due to the callous attitude of the local administration and Municipal Corporation with lack of planning and efforts to improve business.

A view of the Sector 28-D market.

Bank fails to disburse salaries in time
SAS Nagar, July 2
Employees from various government departments had a harrowing time today when the State Bank of Patiala branch in Phase VII here failed to disburse their salaries in time.



VC has put ‘PU coaches back on track’
Chandigarh, July 2
Prof K.N.Pathak needs to start his innings afresh during his period of extension as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University.

Dismal show by govt school kids
Panchkula, July 2
Dismal performance by most schools affiliated to Board of School Education, Haryana, marked the Class VIII results, which were declared today. The pass percentage in the district was a mere 45 per cent, with over 3000 students in the district failing to clear the examination.

Supplementary exams from Sept 9
SAS Nagar, July 2
The supplementary examination of the Punjab School Education Board will commence from September 9, an official press note said here yesterday.

Shortage of teachers led to poor results
Panchkula, July 2
The shortage of school masters and lecturers in various government schools in the district and the inability to rationalise teaching staff in the schools is responsible for the dismal performance of students in the various examinations conducted by Board of School Education, Haryana.

Honour for Brahm Prakash 
Chandigarh, July 2
Much to the pride of the region, Prof Brahm Prakash, a well known painter, printmaker and principal of Government College of Art, Sector 10, has been nominated to the General Council of the Central Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, as an eminent artist.

ABVP stages dharna


High Court
Workman to get 50 pc back wages
Chandigarh, July 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has ruled that a workman is entitled to 50 per cent of wages for the period during which the matter remained pending before a Court.

  • Directive to pollution boards

  • Ex-minister’s wife’s plea

  • Full court reference

Corruption case: CBI files reply
Chandigarh, July 2
The CBI today filed a reply in a local court acting on an anticipatory bail application moved the Superintendent of the UT Labour Court, Paramjit Singh.

‘Aunty’ remanded in police custody
Chandigarh, July 2
Kamlesh, alias Kiran aunty, alias Mummyji, who was arrested by the New Delhi police on June 24 on charges of running a call girl racket, today admitted that she knew one of the three girls arrested by the Chandigarh police.

Sukhna case fixed for July 9
Chandigarh, July 2
Taking up the save Sukhna Lake case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed July 9 as the next date of hearing.

HC notice to PGI Director on monkey menace
Chandigarh, July 2
Taking up a public interest litigation on monkey menace in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the institute’s Director.



Learning presentation skills with Mukul Verma
Chandigarh, July 2
The world of media was never as open as it is now. With numerous opportunities in varied fields emerging every now and then, there is every reason for the budding talent to seek an entry in the world of television or radio. About 100 FM channels are reportedly about to open up shortly.


Surgeon invited to Vienna
Chandigarh, July 2
A new technique of simultaneous operation of brain and heart, devised by a city -based cardiac surgeon, Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, has been endorsed by the world medical fraternity.

Rheumatology clinic

Workshop on autism



TT player denied admission
Chandigarh, July 2
Sajal Kaushal, a national-level table tennis player, was today denied admission in Class XI in a government school preferred by him against the sports category. The prospectus of the UT Education Department says: “Two per cent seats will be reserved for outstanding sportspersons.”

Karan upsets second seed
Chandigarh, July 2
Unseeded Karan Patnaik today caused a major upset of the day when he downed fifth seed Manjeet Singh of Chandigarh in three sets to advance into the last eight of the boys under-18 section on the second day of the ongoing Fort Saint Soldiers Total Tennis AITA (S) Championship at the Saint Soldiers Divine Public School, Sector 16, Panchkula.

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