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Enrolment of extra Chandigarh Club members void: court
Allows separate ballot for those above 5,000 limit
Chandigarh, March 29
A city court today stepped in to clear the air of confusion over the enrolment of new members of the Chandigarh Club just ahead of poll and pave the way for the smooth conduct of election to elect office-bearers and executive slated for April 3.
A view of the executive of the Chandigarh Club, which held a meeting on the club premises A view of the executive of the Chandigarh Club, which held a meeting on the club premises on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Man, son found dead in Sec 30
Son’s love affair behind ‘suicides’?
Chandigarh, March 29
A sweeper working at a dispensary in the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) and his son were found dead in a house in the CSIO complex, Sector 30, here today. 


Long meetings harming varsity’s interest: Senators
Chandigarh, March 29
The deliberations at the Panjab University Senate meeting usually continue past midnight. Many times speeches are not relevant to the issues. However, most Senators feel that the “painfully long” meetings leave no room for healthy discussion which is central to the meeting especially when it concerns the university and decides the fate of nearly two lakh students.

10 pc hike in exam fee okayed
Chandigarh, March 29
Effecting a hike of 10 per cent in examination fee along with the proposed tuition and admission fee for affiliated colleges and departments from this session, the Panjab University Senate debated on the introduction of a differential fee structure to ensure that higher education was not made an “elitist affair” at the university.

Fee hike: Admn, PU on collision course
Chandigarh, March 29
The Chandigarh Administration and the Panjab University authorities are once again heading for a confrontation on the issue of tuition fee and admission fee for undergraduate and postgraduate classes.

Consumer panel rules out negligence
Accepts nursing home’s plea
Chandigarh, March 29
Allowing an appeal filed by city-based Deep Nursing Home, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has set aside the orders of UT State Commission after holding that there was no evidence before it to conclude negligence on part of a nursing home doctor.

Juhi, Divya surprise Sukhna visitors
Chandigarh, March 29
If the entire city was sizzling under the bright stars of Bollywood — from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan — could Sukhna Lake be left behind? So while the other stars shifted their shooting schedules out of the city, the chirpy Juhi Chawla and “Punjab di kudi” Divya Dutta had the crowds asking for more as they shot for a film at the lake today.
Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta share a light moment as they shoot a sequence for Manjit Mann’s “Des Hoya Pardes” at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta share a light moment as they shoot a sequence for Manjit Mann’s "Des Hoya Pardes"

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Assault on Tribune team: police fails to recover car, guns
Zirakpur, March 29
Even a week after the attack on The Tribune team, the police has failed to recover a car and guns used by henchmen of a land mafia in Dhakauli village on March 22.

A Lancer car with Delhi registration number (DL-1CF-7849) that was used by henchmen of a land-mafia at the time of assaulting The Tribune team in Dhakauli village, near Zirakpur, on March 22. — A Tribune photograph
A Lancer car with Delhi registration number that was used by henchmen of a land-mafia at the time of assaulting The Tribune team in Dhakauli village, near Zirakpur, on March 22

Dhawan’s loyalist joins Congress
Chandigarh, March 29
Mr Davinder Singh Babla, General Secretary of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, and a long time loyalist of a former Union Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today created a flutter in the local political circles by joining the Congress. His wife, Ms Harpreet Kaur Babla, municipal councillor, also joined the Congress.

Election officials attend programme
Chandigarh, March 29
The UT Election Department today organised a training programme for the Joint Chief Electoral Officer and 11 Assistant Electoral Returning Officers to acquaint them with the use of electronic voting machines. The programme was organised at Punjab Engineering College.

Factory employees thwart takeover attempt
Mohali, March 29
Following the closure of two of Mohali’s largest industrial units — JCT and Punwire — Ajay Electrical Industries Limited here now faces a similar future. High drama ensued on the unit’s Phase I premises today when one of the creditors of the factory produced a takeover notice from the Delhi High Court and tried to take over the assets of the company employees numbering 150 Company who face unemployment, however foiled the bid by blocking the factory gates.

Military Police raids meat, poultry shops
Chandigarh, March 29
The Military Police today raided shops supplying meat and poultry products to military establishments in the region. Though officials at Chandimandir are tight lipped about the issue, sources reveal that the raiding party found several discrepancies in the stock and the records being maintained.

Fauji Beat
Army takes to aero sports
ero sports are fast picking up in our country. Since adventure forms an important part of military training, the Army has taken keenly to aero sports to inculcate high degree of physical fitness and mental robustness. These sports also provide recreation to the Army personnel and their families.

Drive to clean rivulets soon
Chandigarh, March 29
With the threat of dengue looming large on city, a drive will be launched to clean the rivulet which runs through sectors of the city and also the Sukhna rivulet so that stagnating water in these choes does not become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Deputy Speaker to visit Mohali parks
Mohali, March 29
The Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha and MLA, Kharar Mr Bir Devinder Singh, will visit various parks here on March 31 to review their state of maintenance. While a majority of the parks in the town are being maintained by the Municipal Council, some of these are being taken care of by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here.


Ambika suicide case: in-laws booked
Panchkula, March 29
In the Ambika suicide case the police today booked the husband and in-laws of the deceased. The trio — Gagan Gupta, husband of the deceased, VP Gupta, father in-law, and Nirmal Gupta, mother-in-law — has been booked under Sections 304-B and 34, Indian Penal Code.

Two arrested
Mohali, March 29
The local police today arrested two persons on charges of theft. Bhupinder Singh and Mahinder Pal Singh were arrested and a stolen Kinetic Honda (PB65A 0457) was recovered from them. Both the accused are residents of Mohali.


Women entrepreneurs display wares
Chandigarh, March 29
Women entrepreneurs from the region have brought in exquisitely crafted wares for a three-day exhibition-cum-sale, which began at Lajpat Rai Bhavan today. Organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Canara Bank, “Canmela” aims at giving a fillip to market the exclusive wares produced by these women.


Experts for social responsibility in corporate sector
Chandigarh, March 29
Generating wealth in a manner that is socially and environmentally acceptable must become a common goal of the domestic and international business community.
Dr David Graham from the UK (extreme left) delivers a key-note address at a seminar on “Corporate social responsibility” at the ICSSAR Complex, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr David Graham from the UK delivers a key-note address at a seminar on “Corporate social responsibility at the ICSSAR Complex, Panjab University

Set new goals in life, Verma tells students
Chandigarh, March 29
Graduates and postgraduates of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, were today advised by the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), to tread the path of knowledge.

PU Senate
Budget presented through slide
Chandigarh, March 29
The Panjab University’s Senate meeting, held yesterday, provided some light moments amidst the heated discussions. The budget of the university was a slide presentation made by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak. The use of technology came in for appreciation by some members. Others rejected the “at a glance” presentation, claiming that it did not serve the purpose.

Students of MCMDAV College Students of Government College for Girls Students of Government College for Girls, sector,42
Students of MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, and Government College for Girls, Sector 42, during annual convocations in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photographs

Good response to council scheme 
Chandigarh, March 29
A scheme launched by the Council for Promotion of Young Talent, offering scholarships for meritorious students who have secured 80 per cent marks and above in the Class X examinations conducted by the CBSE, has evoked a good response from students all over the region.


High Court
Grant of compensation
Chandigarh, March 29
The High Court, in a significant judgement, on Monday held that it cannot be assumed that an accident had not taken place just because the case had been filed as untraced.

Pak legal experts visit high court
Chandigarh, March 29
A delegation of legal experts from Pakistan was of the opinion that their visit to India had given them a chance to study the legal system here. The members, in Chandigarh from Lahore, were visiting the Punjab and Haryana High Court premises.


Depicting intricacies of mind
Chandigarh, March 29
Black and white seems to be the dominating colour this season as far as the artist community is concerned. Be it a complicated subject like the intricacies of human mind or a simple wheel depicting progress, most of the participants have chosen the colour of “nothingness” and “infinity” to give vent to their creative urge.
Visitors at the annual art exhibition of the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Visitors at the annual art exhibition of the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh,


Superb knock by Tanveer Ahmed
Chandigarh, March 29
Tanveer Ahmed, who scored 60 runs in 68 deliveries, helped Satluj Coaching Centre in defeating St John’s High School by seven wickets on the opening day of the II SN Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament for under 13-played here today at St John’s School here today.


13 barred from driving vehicles
Chandigarh, March 29
The Licencing Authority the Chandigarh has declared 13 city residents as 'habitual traffic offenders and they have been barred from driving vehicles. Mr Feroz Khan (Sector 32-C), Mr Goverdan Lal (Sector 44), Mr Amit Eakshi (Sector 9), Mr Satbarg Singh (Sector 23), Arvind Kumar (Sector 45) and Mr Bhupinder Singh (Sector 21) have been disqualified for driving for two months.


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