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Panjab varsity MSc (IT) results today
Chandigarh, July 15
Responding to the July 13 news report in which the Chandigarh Tribune had highlighted how 150 MSc (Information Technology) students had to suffer due to the failure of Panjab University to declare results, the university has decided to declare the results four days ahead of schedule.

PU asks colleges to send copies of fee structure
Chandigarh, July 15
Adding a new dimension to the ongoing fee-hike controversy Panjab University has asked all affiliated colleges to send copies of the existing fee structure.

No dengue case reported, yet Admn on alert
Chandigarh, July 15
Even though no dengue case has been reported so far from the city, the spotting of carrier mosquito has put the health authorities on the alert.



Bhardwaj case: CBI to use video cassettes as proof
Chandigarh, July 15
The CBI has decided to use the video cassettes containing interview of suspended Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S.Bhardwaj telecast on TV channel “Aaj Tak” on May 20 as a vital evidence against him in order to prove the conspiracy theory.

Parking blues for physically challenged
Chandigarh, July 15
Provision of exclusive parking space for the physically challenged appears to be a distant dream at least for the time being, even though the UT Administration is showing interest in taking measures to ensure that there is no misuse of the reserved space meant for these people.

You can now pay challan fine through cheque
Chandigarh, July 15
A decision to accept payment of challan fine for violation of traffic rules through cheques is on the cards. The cheques would be accepted by personnel of the traffic police up to the rank of Head Constable on the spot of challaning, said a senior police personnel.

A one-day-old male child abandoned in Sector 41 being nursed at the Sector 16 General Hospital. Abandoned baby found
Chandigarh, July 15
A new born child was found lying in a wild growth near the Sector 41 Government Model School here today. The child, wrapped in a white cloth, was noticed by an STD operator, Kulwant Rai. Mr Rai called up the police control room (PCR).

A one-day-old male child abandoned in Sector 41 being nursed at the Sector 16 General Hospital.
— Photo Pawan Sharma


15-yr wait for repair of roads
Chandigarh, July 15
Factory workers have to wade through rainwater accumulated after a downpour in the Industrial Area, Phase II, Ram Darbar, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.The monsoon may have brought cheers to all sections of the city except industrialists and transport operators in Industrial Area Phase II. They claim that they have been awaiting for the repair of the roads for the past 15 years but to no avail.

Factory workers have to wade through rainwater accumulated after a downpour in the Industrial Area, Phase II, Ram Darbar, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Demolitions invite Mayawati’s wrath
Chandigarh, July 15
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati, today criticised the demolition of houses in the city and raised the issue of denial of caste certificates to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes here.

Choas at a road leading to the venue of BSP’s ‘Maha Swabhiman’ rally at Parade Ground, Sector 17, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Nagra recalls Pakistani surrender
Chandigarh, July 15
“My dear Abdullah, I am here. The game is up. I suggest that you give yourself up to me and I will look after you.” This note sent to Lt-Gen A.A.K. Niazi, the military commander of erstwhile East Pakistan by Major-Gen G.S. Nagra, the first Indian General to enter Dacca during the 1971 Indo-Pak war set the stage for the Pakistani surrender following which 90,000 Pakistani troops laid down arms — the largest surrender in history.

Nationwide survey on dog-vulture link
Panchkula, July 15
The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a premiere society involved in research on bird species, has initiated a nationwide survey to assess the link between increase in feral (dog) population, especially in the wake of decline in numbers of vultures in the Indian sub continent, and its subsequent impact on humans.

Kidney patient needs financial help
Chandigarh, July 15
Even at the age of 55, Ram Dulari did not think twice before agreeing to donate a kidney to save the life of her 18-year-old grandson Nitin, who needs to undergo kidney transplant surgery.

PUDA auction nets Rs 6.87 crore
SAS Nagar, July 15
PUDA earned a revenue of Rs 6,87,90,000 as 20 commercial sites in different parts of the town went under the hammer at an auction held here today. Ten per cent of the bid amount was to be paid at the fall of the hammer.

Nod to chemical sterilisation of stray dogs
Panchkula, July 15
The Municipal Council has decided to control the stray dog menace in the township by chemically sterilising the dogs. A team of veterinary experts from CCS Hisar Agriculture University, Hisar, will meet the MC authorities here on July 23 to finalise the sterilisation plan for stray dogs.

Create awareness of environmental issues: MC chief
SAS Nagar, July 15
There is a need to create awareness among residents of the town of issues relating to environment. This was stated by Mr Kulwant Singh, President of the Municipal Council, during Environment Day celebrations organised by the Consumer Protection Forum in Phase V here today.

Sapling plantation campaign begins
Chandigarh, July 15
The Environment Society of India yesterday launched a monsoon saplings plantation campaign, Trivenies, at six schools in the city. Under the campaign saplings of Bodh, pipal and neem will be planted together.

Five community centres inspected
SAS Nagar, July 15
The process of handing over five community centres in the town by PUDA to the Municipal Council (MC) has started. A joint inspection of the buildings was carried by engineering officials of both organisations.


Two crushed to death by train
Lalru, July 15
Two youths were crushed to death by a train near Dappar while they were crossing the Kalka-Ambala railway line late last night.

Man caught stealing car
Chandigarh, July 15
Vishnu Sharma, a resident of Jind district, was caught red-handed while allegedly stealing a car from a place near the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here yesterday. He was booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC on the complaint of a Sector 22 resident.


PU research scholars voice dissent
Chandigarh, July 15
Research scholars at Panjab University today lambasted the university authorities for their indifferent attitude towards the demands of the scholars. In a statement issued here today, they alleged that research at the university was being ignored and adequate facilities were not being provided to researchers.

Environment society to hold contests for kids
SAS Nagar, July 15
The local Environment Protection Society will organise essay and painting competitions for students of various schools in the town on July 31 as part of the National Environment Awareness Campaign of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Think positive, students asked
Chandigarh, July 15
A career counselling session was organised at the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, on the first day of the new academic session.

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District Courts
Judicial custody for Babu
Chandigarh, July 15
Dr Swapna Singh arrested by the UT Police in a murder case being produced in a local court by a lady constable in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Satinder Singh, alias Babu, a clerk with the UT Labour Court arrested by the CBI in a corruption case involving two judicial officers, the suspended District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.M Gupta, and Judicial Magistrate(First Class), S.S. Bhardwaj, was today remanded to judicial custody by a local court.

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Dr Swapna Singh arrested by the UT Police in a murder case being produced in a local court by a lady constable in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Termination of 13 firemen stayed
Chandigarh, July 15
A Division Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice V.M. Jain and Mr Justice S.S. Saron, today stayed the termination of Kuldeep Singh and 12 other firemen working on contract basis in SAS Nagar.

Ranbaxy case hearing adjourned
Chandigarh, July 15
The hearing of the case filed against Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited by an NGO, Lawyers For Human Rights International (LHRI), demanding judicial inquiry into Ranbaxy fire tragedy and registration of a criminal case against the management was today adjourned for tomorrow by the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).


Cyrus Sahukar — all set for the road and the sky
Chandigarh, July 15
Cyrus Sahukar does not fit into the typical image of a music television veejay. Far from frivolous, he spells maturity that helps him stand apart in the crowd of veejays, while managing to be in league with them.

Setting the pace: Veejay Cyrus Sahukar, along with other roadies, strikes a pose on the eve of auditions for India’s first adventure reality show, which begins in Chennai on August 15. Auditions for the region will be held at Hotel Mountview on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Glitz & glamour

City Beautiful among largest markets for premium apparel brands in India
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PGI patients may pay less in future
Chandigarh, July 15
Patients coming to the PGI for treatment might have to pay less for various tests and investigations as the Governing Body (GB) of the institute has directed the authorities to draw a comparative statement of the charges at the PGI and AIIMS so that they are at par.

PGI doc alleges threat to life
Chandigarh, July 15
An Assistant Professor in the PGI’s Cardiology Department has made a complaint to the police and the PGI Director, alleging that he faces threat to his life from a junior doctor.

200 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, July 15
More than 200 persons attended a free eye and health check up camp organised by Servants of the People Society, in collaboration with the Ophthalmology Department of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).


Vijay Gaundalkar (centre) flanked by cricketers Salil Ankola (left) and Paras Mhambrey at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Cricket talent-scout in city
Chandigarh, July 15
Vijay Gaundalkar, an ardent cricket promoter from Mumbai, is often seen in cricket stadiums, whether it is a Test match, a Ranji tie or even an inter-district tournament.

Vijay Gaundalkar (centre) flanked by cricketers Salil Ankola (left) and Paras Mhambrey at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


Sanitation contract cancelled
Panchkula, July 15
The Municipal Council today cancelled the contract for sanitation services on account of poor services provided by the contractor. The president of the council, Ms Seema Chaudhary, said the contract was cancelled following the poor sanitary conditions prevailing in most parts of the town.

MC to approach Punjab on water theft
Chandigarh, July 15
Concerned over the increasing number of cases involving slum and colony dwellers damaging pipelines allegedly for stealing water, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has decided to get in touch with the civil and police authorities in Punjab for initiating legal action against the offenders.

Apprentices not considered for recruitment
Chandigarh, July 15
Two cases have come to light in which the Engineering wing of the Chandigarh Administration has overlooked basic considerations for recruitment.

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