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Aided colleges in a spot
No grant, wages of staff withheld
Chandigarh, July 27
The managements and staff in private colleges are at the receiving end following the non-release of 95 per cent grant by the UT Education Department for the past five months. Faced with the paucity of funds, these colleges are holding back salaries of their staff.

Varsity panel to review PF interest rate
Chandigarh, July 27
Panjab University will review the interest to be paid on the provident fund to its employees, both teaching and non-teaching.

Police to arm villagers, says SSP
SAS Nagar, July 27
The police has decided to arm villagers following a spate of dacoities and robberies in Chandigarh’s periphery during the past one week. Villagers, chosen by the police, will be given firearms under the village defence scheme.


In Full Swing
In Full Swing: A damsel celebrates Teej at a function organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Admn mollifies Sabzi Mandi traders
Allows temporary sheds to fruit sellers
Chandigarh, July 27
After the anti-encroachment drive at Sabzi Mandi, the Chandigarh Administration has granted several concessions and accepted long-pending demands of traders, apparently to mollify traders who threatened a strike.

BSNL to set up telecom system in Iraq
Chandigarh, July 27
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will make a foray into war ravaged Iraq to set up a modern communication system, declared its Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mr Prithipal Singh on a visit to Chandigarh this morning.

Coming to grips with children’s issues
Chandigarh, July 27
Long before medical journals began featuring articles on how handy acting skills could be for doctors, Dr Mohan Agashe was already wedded to theatre. Along with stalwarts like Dr Shriram Lagoo and Jabbar Patel, who also passed out from the Pune Medical Institute, Agashe formed the vital link in the network that imbued the Marathi theatre with richness.

Very few people seem to have mobile manners. That is why Rahul da Cunha, the celebrated theatre person who recently brought two classic productions to Chandigarh, made all possible arrangements to ensure that his actors are not disturbed by sounds during the progress of the plays.


UT in a fix over mobile toilets
Chandigarh, July 27
This is one residue of the slums which will take a long time to clear. The Chandigarh Administration moved the slums but it still does not have a final plan on what to do with the blue-coloured mobile toilets that were provided to slum dwellers for their use.

Contests to mark 100 years of aviation
Chandigarh, July 27
The Chandigarh chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India will host a national-level quiz on aviation in October. This is among the events being organised to commemorate 100 years of aviation.

Scanty staff unable to cope with power complaints
Panchkula, July 27
Hundreds of residents had to bear heat and humidity for almost two hours, as shortage of staff at the Old Panchkula Electricity Complaint office prevented the rectifying of a minor fault. It is learnt that power supply to Sectors 4, 20 and 21, was disrupted from 11.45 pm to 2 am last night.


Murdered XEN’s kin demands killers’ arrest
SAS Nagar, July 26

Family members of Mr V.K. Chopra, XEN, UT Administration, who was murdered here on February 17 has in a letter addressed to the SSP, Ropar, demanded the arrest of the remaining two killers of Mr Chopra.

Four injured in accidents
Zirakpur, July 27
Four persons were reportedly injured in two accidents on the Chandigarh Ambala and the Chandigarh-Patiala highways in the past 24 hours.
Three scooterists, Gurmail Singh, Jasbir Singh and Bhola, residents of Ambala village, sustained injuries after a crane (HR-38 D-5832) coming from the Ambala side hit their scooter (CHP 823) on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Silver City, Singhpura village, about 3 km from Zirakpur today.

Man held for stealing water taps
Chandigarh, July 27
A resident of Sector 34 reported to the police that his Ciello car (CH03E 8725) was stolen from his residence on the night of July 25. Mr Roshan Lal of booth No. 122, Sector 24, also reported that his LML Vespa scooter (CH01T 4186) was stolen from near the booth yesterday. Two cases of theft have been registered.


Students at workNew engineering options draw attention
URING times when engineering institutes have “mushroomed” in the entire northern region, the Panjab University Institute of Engineering and Technology has attempted a fresh innovation with its focus on new technologies taking an alternate route from the traditional fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics and metallurgical engineering.
Students at work in the well-equipped lab of the Panjab University Institute of Engineering and Technology

Mathematics intricate yet simple
Madhu Chitkara M
ATHEMATICS is all about concept formation and then the practice. Whether it is number theory, geometry or algebra, if one doesn't have the basics clear rest doesn't matter. After all how can you know about "plane" when you don't know what is "point"? How many times have we advised our children and students to concentrate because if they do not then they will never be able to grasps higher mathematics?

Swami Ram Tirath Public High School, SAS NAGAR
Focus here is on extra-curricular activities
A view of Swami Ram Tirath Public High SchoolT
HE oldest school in Mohali is the Swami Ram Tirath Public High School. Affiliated to CBSE, the school was established in 1979 founded in the memory of Swami Ram Tirtha, one of the great saints of modern India. Swami Ram Tirath was known all over the world for his teachings of oneness of mankind and regard for all other religions of the world. 
A view of Swami Ram Tirath Public High School, Phase IV, SAS Nagar. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


Indian band that rocks the world
Chandigarh, July 27
From Delhi to Edinburgh, Mrigya has travelled a long way. Creating music that appeals to sensibilities irrespective of the geographical boundaries, this nine-member Indian band has many credits to show. It created history at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK, 2001, by becoming the first Indian band to get a four-star rating in the Scotsman, Scotland’s leading daily. 

“Shaheedan di Virasat” released
Chandigarh, July 27
At a function organised by the Qaumi Virsa Kender, “Shaheedan Di Virasat”, a Punjabi translation of “Yash Ki Dhrohar”, was released in Sector 46 here today. The book written by Bhagwan Dass Mahaur and Sadashiv Ray Malkapurkar, who were members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army, has been translated by Sita Ram Bansal.


Untrained midwives posing health risk
Chandigarh, July 27
More than 70 per cent midwives and traditional healers providing health services to over 16,500 residents of Dadu Majra are resorting to unhealthy practices, which warrants the immediate attention of Health authorities.


Children participate in swimming competitionSejal, Sakshi rule the pool
Chandigarh, July 27
Sejal Bawa and Sakshi Arora excelled in girls section in a swimming championship organised at the Chandigarh Club today. The winners were awarded prizes by the president of the club, Mr Ravinder Chopra.

Children participate in swimming competition held at Chandigarh Club on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


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