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Deemed varsity status for CSIR likely, says Sibal
Chandigarh, August 30
With the view to reaping rich benefits of an established brand name as that of the Central Scientific and Industrial and Research (CSIR), the Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Kapil Sibal, is envisaging a deemed university status for the institute, in which common degree would be provided to research scholars working in all 38 laboratories in the country falling under its ambit.

Sibal wants India to develop scientific temper


Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal in conversation with IMTECH Director Amit Ghosh in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



 

EARLIER STORIES
 
Burglars decamp with mobile sets worth lakhs
Second theft in Sec 35 market in 6 months
Chandigarh, August 30
Burglars decamped with mobile sets worth lakhs from SCO 359 and 360 in Sector 35 last night, a second time during the past six months.


A forensic expert examines fingerprints at a shop burgled in Sector 35 in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A forensic expert examines fingerprints at a shop burgled in Sector 35 in Chandigarh on Monday.

PGI staff union says MP acting under “threat”
Chandigarh, August 30
The sudden change in the stand taken by the member of Parliament and PGI’s institute Body member, Mr Suresh Chandel, extending support to the Deputy Director, Administration (DDA), Ms Meeta Rajivlochan, has baffled the PGI’s employee union.

The former Mayor of Chandigarh, Ms Lalita Joshi, ties a Rakhi on the wrist of the MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, in Chandigarh on Monday.
The former Mayor of Chandigarh, Ms Lalita Joshi, ties a Rakhi on the wrist of the MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A brahma kumari ties a rakhi on the wrist of city Mayor Kamlesh to mark Raksha Bandhan at Rajyog Meditation Centre, Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Monday.
A brahma kumari ties a rakhi on the wrist of city Mayor Kamlesh to mark Raksha Bandhan at Rajyog Meditation Centre, Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Watching TV channels to be a costly affair
Chandigarh, August 30
Watching your favourite TV channels is going to be a costly affair. With the cable operators all set to pass on the service tax to the subscribers, the monthly cable bill is likely to go up by atleast Rs 20, much to the chagrin of the general public.

PUDA move on urban estate to boost development
Zirakpur, August 30
The announcement of an ultra-modern urban estate near Zirakpur by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) is set to give a fillip to the planned development of this township and the adjoining areas.

All set for teachers’ selection
Chandigarh, August 30
After waiting for over an year, the UT Education Department is all set to recruit over 150 teachers against the reserved category posts. The process of holding interviews for the recruitment, to be done on All-India basis, would begin by the second week of next month.

A tearful day for three sisters
Brothers succumb to burn injuries on Rakhi
Chandigarh, August 30
Sisters’ prayers for the longevity of three fire victims turned tearful when their brothers succumbed to their injuries in the GMCH, Sector 32, on the day of Rakhsha Bandhan today.

Ex-servicemen may get service benefits for 2nd emergency period
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab Government is set to grant the benefit of service rendered during the second emergency period by ex-servicemen who have been re-employed in the state government after discharge from the armed forces. The benefit includes counting the period of military service towards fixing seniority for the purpose of pay and pension.


Chandigarh Calling
SANDEEP Arora was a strapping young man studying engineering. He sacrificed his life while saving the lives of his fellow students who were drowning in a canal. Sandeep was a third year student of Baba Asthal Bohr Engineering College, Rohtak.
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COMMUNITY

BJP leaders leave for Bangalore
Chandigarh, August 30
In order to participate in the “satyagraha” being held from September 1 to 7 at Bangalore in protest against the arrest of Ms Uma Bharati, a group of Chandigarh BJP leaders headed by Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, president, BJP, Chandigarh, left for Bangalore yesterday.

Devotees take part in a procession held to mark the 400 years of installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Devotees take part in a procession held to mark the 400 years of installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Consumer body’s plea to PSEB
Mohali, August 30
The local Consumers Protection Forum has demanded that the Regulatory Commission of the Punjab State Electricity Board should give a proper analysis of the proposed tariff hike for the information of consumers.

Muslim panel presents
memo to DC

Mohali, August 30
The Muslim Welfare Committee presented a memorandum to the SDM, Mr M.L. Sharma, in connection with the demolitions carried out by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in the graveyard on August 27, here today.

Fauji Beat
Army sets eyes on 2008 Olympics

HAD Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore not won a silver medal, the large Indian contingent would have returned from the Olympic games empty handed. The Army had recently established an Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune and is looking forward at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The general opinion among the public is that the Army can do it because of the absence of political influence, favouritism and corruption in its selection and training. The Army’s operation is called “Mission Olympics” and is aimed at the 2008 Olympics. The ASI will be training its sportspersons in athletics, aquatic sports, boxing and archery. Training in other events will be imparted at various other stations.


A picture of the Infantry sports banner.
A picture of the Infantry sports banner.

 
CRIME

14-yr-old run over by car
Chandigarh, August 30
A 14-year-old resident of Mattawala village in Panchkula was killed and his mother was seriously injured when a woman driving a car allegedly hit them near Kansal.

Man held on kidnap charge
Mohali, August 30
The local police has arrested a person on charges of kidnapping a woman and compelling her into marriage.

Six involved in sex racket remanded
Panchkula, August 30
Six persons arrested by the police in connection with the running of a flesh trade racket from Raipur Rani, which was busted yesterday, were remanded in judicial custody after being produced in the District Courts here today.

BUSINESS

Pharma industry must play a bigger role, says expert
Mohali, August 30
Indian pharmaceutical industry should rise to the challenge and emerge as a major force in the area of development and production of biopharmaceuticals.

Lockout lifted, 963 rejoin JCT
Mohali, August 30
As many as 963 former employees of JCT Electronics Limited here have rejoined the company till date following the lifting of its lockout on August 27. The company had 1092 employees on its rolls when it closed down on March 12, 2002.

Book on business groups released
Ludhiana, August 30
The Punjab College of Technical Education, here, released a book recently. The book is titled “Business Groups in Punjab” in which 25 prominent business groups operating in Punjab has been introduced.

 
EDUCATION

Counselling of BE courses today
Chandigarh, August 30
Some seats in the first year of B.E. courses of Panjab University in the disciplines of chemical, food technology, bio-technology, information technology and electrical for this session under the foreign national/ PIO/ NRI/ NRI-sponsored/ industry-sponsored category are lying vacant.

Clarification sought from UGC on pay scale
Chandigarh, August 30
Dr R.P.S. Josh, member of the Panjab University Senate, in a representation to the Union Human Resource Development Minister has sought a clarification from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on if the university and college teachers were to be governed in matter of stagnant increments by the Central or State Government Service Rules.

Rakhi function at school
Panchkula, August 30
Students of Cherub Foster School, Sector 4, here, celebrated Rakhi with much enthusiasm today. The girls in the age group of two to five tied rakhis to their foster brothers. The brothers gave them gifts.

B.Sc (Infotech) students want exam postponed
Chandigarh, August 30
Students pursuing B.Sc (Information Technology) under the distant education course of Punjab Technical University have sought that their examination be postponed as they had not received all the syllabus books.

Introduce scheme, say retired teachers
Chandigarh, August 30
The Government Aided School Retired Teachers Association, Chandigarh, has demanded that the retirement scheme of Punjab Privately Managed Recognised Aided Schools should be introduced in aided schools in Chandigarh.

‘USA favourite destination for students’
Chandigarh, August 30
The USA still remains the favourite destination for those aspiring for foreign education and there were ample career opportunities in the country, said Vineet Gupta, director of Jamboree, an institute imparting coaching in GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT and IELTS.

Tender Heart wins contest
Chandigarh, August 30
Tender Heart School, Sector 33, has bagged the ICSE Inter-School Declamation Contest -2004. The event was held at St Xavier’s High School, Sector 20, Panchkula, today.

COURTS

Beant ‘killer’ allowed to visit gurdwara
Chandigarh, August 30
The Special CBI Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today allowed the request of Navjot Singh, an accused in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, to visit a gurdwara inside the Burail Jail on the occasion of the 400th installation day of Guru Granth Sahib.

Traffic rules violations not to be tolerated
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today took serious note of violations of traffic rules by various persons, including relatives of the high and mighty and said that no one would be spared.

 
LIFESTYLE

Rejuvenating one’s faith during festivity

CELEBRATIONS being held to mark the 400 years of compilation of Guru Granth Sahib have enthused one and all. For the devout, the occasion has given them a bigger reason to rejoice and uphold their conviction.


Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Sector 34, illuminated to mark the 400th year of the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Chandigarh on Monday night.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Sector 34, illuminated to mark the 400th year of the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Chandigarh on Monday night.

“Kanjoos” an enthralling comedy
H
OW a miser can spoil his life and that of his family was best depicted in “Kanjoos”, a comedy staged at Tagore Theatre on Monday.  The French playwright, Jean Bapatise Poquelin (Moliere), is no doubt a masters of comedy.

Food Festival
Bollywood delights on menu
YOU want to have a taste of “Sholay” or want to know what the king Khans prefer? Want to get into “Raaz” of the kadahi or inquire about the kind of “Sangam” going on between “Mughal-e-Azam” and “Roti Kapda Aur Makan”? Cross China, get set on “Mission Kashmir” kyunki “Dil Chahta Hai”..... Wow Picadilly Hotel brings you Bollywood, straight to its restaurant Curry’s.

NRI honoured for promoting Punjabi culture

PUNJAB Sangeet Natak Akademi in association with Punjab Kala Manch, organised a function at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, to honour New York based NRI Balwinder Bajwa.




Balwinder Singh being honoured for promoting Punjabi culture at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Balwinder Singh being honoured for promoting Punjabi culture at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.

‘Sanskrit Divas’ observed
THE State Language Department observed, ‘Sanskrit Divas’ to mark Raksha Bandhan at Patiala here on Monday. The function was presided over by renowned Sanskrit scholar Deva Dutta Bhatti.

HEALTH

120 examined at health camp
Chandigarh, August 30
The Rotaract Club of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in association with the Rotary and Inner Wheel Chandigarh Central conducted a medical camp for class IV hostel employees of the college, here today.

 
SPORTS

Dev Samaj, New Public in final
Chandigarh, August 30
IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, will take on New Public School, Sector 18, in the final of the girls’ section of the 5th Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament played at SD Public School, Sector 32, here today.


Cagers of Shivalik Public School and Guru Harkishan Public School, Sector 38, vie with one another at the PML memorial 
basketball meet in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Cagers of Shivalik Public School and Guru Harkishan Public School, Sector 38, vie with one another at the PML memorial

ADMINISTRATION

Admn move on GPA decried
Chandigarh, August 30
A move by the UT Administration to do away with general power of attorney (GPA) with regard to the sale and purchase of houses and flats by group housing societies has come in for criticism.

E-governance project to take off on Sept 3
Chandigarh, August 30
At last the much-awaited “e-governance” project of the Chandigarh Administration is all set take off on September 3. The UT Administrator will open the services in three places where works of various department will be carried out.

PUDA gives Rs 1.5 cr for works at Mohali, Kapurthala
Mohali, August 30
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today released of a sum of Rs 1.5 crore for development works at Mohali and Kapurthala Urban Estates. The amount was released to lay an additional storm sewer at Mohali and an outfall sewer at the Urban Estate, Kapurthala.

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