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Admn told to pay benefits to Kansal
Chandigarh, March 18
The Central Administrative Tribunal today quashed the condition of pending departmental proceedings against the Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, UT, Mr S. P. Kansal, and directed the Chandigarh Administration to release his all consequential benefits like pay allowances, increments and other pending dues within two months.

Peeping Toms create panic in Sector 7 colony
Chandigarh, March 18
Peeping Toms have created panic among the residents of the Central Government Employees Colony, Sector 7, for the last over six months.

Art college row
Students fail to turn up for questioning

Chandigarh, March 18
Tension continues to prevail at Government College for Art, Sector 10. NSUI activists yesterday went on strike to protest against the failure of the college authorities to take action against a lecturer, Sanjeev Kumar.



Land prices may go up in city
Chandigarh, March 18
Though brought about with good intentions, yet the recent changes in the land allotment policy by the Chandigarh Administration are all set to push the property out of the reach of the common man.

Advocate, wife held for tampering with HC order
Chandigarh, March 18
Advocate Satish Kumar Grover and his wife, Dr Reena Bala, were arrested from Dhakoli, Patiala district, last night on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The couple has allegedly tampered with an order of the High Court.

80 PU scholars not receiving fellowships
Chandigarh, March 18
There are more than 80 research scholars who were selected for the Council for Science Industrial Research (CSIR) fellowships in Panjab University but most of them are not receiving them regularly.

Vultures declining due to use of diclofenac
Chandigarh, March 18
Nature’s sturdiest bird, the vulture, faces death and the reason lies in diclofenac, also known as a vet’s aspirin for treating common ailments in livestock. It is targeting the bird through the food chain, causing renal failure which leaves the bird dead within one month.

Passing Thru
Why is vulture population declining in India?
Vultures are dying due to various reasons, including the veterinary use of the drug diclofenac. The drug is widely used on livestock in India. Its effect is more on the Gyps species — the white-backed, the slender-billed and the long-billed vultures.

Dr Vibhu Prakash, Principal Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society. 

Dr Vibhu Prakash, Principal Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society.


Rodrigues for core group to desilt Sukhna
Chandigarh, March 18
Gen S.F. Rodrigues, UT Administrator, has asked for the constitution of a “core group” of environmentalists and experts to prepare an action plan for suggesting ways and means of de-silting and preserving the ecological balance in the catchment area of the Sukhna lake by instituting a scientific and workable mechanism.

Ex-servicemen flay Central Govt
Chandigarh, March 18
The Indian Ex-Services League, UT, has criticised the Union government for the non fulfillment of its assurances that defence personnel would not be required to spend money on medical treatment under the Ex-Servicemen’s Contributory Health Scheme.

10 pc profit for MC contractors
Chandigarh, March 18
The Municipal Corporation has decided that contractors organising day markets adjoining apni mandis will get a share of 10 per cent out of the total profit.

Chander Mohan felicitated
Chandigarh, March 18
The Traders Association of Sector 17 (A and B) felicitated Mr Chander Mohan, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, at a function here last night.

Kambala road closed for work on rail line
Mohali, March 18
The road connecting Industrial Area, Phase IX to Kambala and other villages was today closed by Railway officials after taking the police help.

Farmers flay land price recommendation
Mohali, March 18
The Kisan Hit Bachao Committee (Periphery Area) today condemned the recommendation on the price to be given for land being acquired by PUDA in 10 villages.


Scooterist killed in accident
Mohali, March 18
Mr Kaushal Malhotra, who hailed from Ghaziabad district and was an employee of Quark, was killed and another person seriously injured when a truck hit the scooter they were riding near the Quark premises on Thursday night.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 18
Ran Singh, a 45-year-old-rickshaw puller and a resident of Janta Colony, Sector 25, ended his life by hanging himself at his residence, today.

Woman booked for filing false report
Chandigarh, March 18
The local police has booked a city-based woman, who had allegedly filed a report of a missing passport to obtain a duplicate one for her son, on the charges of cheating.

Army man commits suicide
Dera Bassi, March 18
An Army man, who had been absent from duty for the past one-and-a-half years, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous tablets yesterday.


480 students get degrees

Chandigarh, March 18
Government College, Sector 11, held its annual convocation today. Mr Navneet Soni, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, delivered the convocation address. Earlier, Prof Prahlad Aggarwal, Principal of the college, read out the annual report of the college and highlighted its achievements in different fields.

Students of Government College, Sector 11, in a happy mood after receiving their degrees at the annual convocation in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Government College, Sector 11, in a happy mood after receiving their degrees at the annual convocation in Chandigarh on Friday

Students hold protest
Chandigarh, March 18
A delegation of students of Shri Dhanwantary Ayurvedic College led by Yogesh Dhawan, joint secretary, ABVP, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Mr K.N. Pathak, today.


4 HC Judges, 103 others donate blood
Chandigarh, March 18
As many as 107 persons, including four Judges, donated blood at a camp organised by the High Court Bar Association here today.

Man remanded in society scam case
Mohali, March 18
A man arrested in connection with an alleged scam in housing society in Sector 68 here was remanded in one-day police custody by a Kharar court today.


Shallu Jindal and Shujaat Hussain Khan cast spell
THE 30th fifth All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan got off to a grandiose start amidst a dazzling yet a serene spell of Kuchipudi dance by Shallu Jindal and soulful strains of divine music emanating from the sitar of virtuoso Sujaat Hussain Khan today at the Tagore Theatre.

Shallu Jindal shows the fine nuances of Kuchipudi dance at the All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Shallu Jindal shows the fine nuances of Kuchipudi dance at the All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Brain stroke cases on the rise
Chandigarh, March 18
Belonging to the same genetic pool, Pakistan and India do not differ much in the incidence of neurological disorders present in the population.

Experts deliver lectures on palaeoanthropology
Chandigarh, March 18
A three-day national workshop on “Perspectives in Palaeoanthropology: Methodological and Conceptual Issues” held under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC concluded on the Panjab University campus today.

Talwar for greater synergy between PGI, NIPER
Mohali, March 18
The Director of the PGI, Chandigarh, Dr K.K. Talwar, said today that medicine and pharmacy went hand in hand. He favoured a greater synergy between the PGI and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research.

Today's Health Tips
1. People are more prone to eye allergies during the spring season. Those prone to allergies should wear protective glasses to avoid the pollen and dust from entering into the eyes.


AG Punjab outplay AG Orissa

Chandigarh, March 18
Hosts AG Punjab outplayed AG Orissa 4-2 in the opening league match of the All-India Audit and Account Inter-Zonal Hockey Tournament held at Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Players of AG Andhra Pradesh and AG Madhya Pradesh vie with each other in the All-India (Inter-Zonal) Hockey Tournament being played at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Players of AG Andhra Pradesh and AG Madhya Pradesh vie with each other in the All-India (Inter-Zonal) Hockey Tournament being played at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Harveen surprises shooting community
Chandigarh, March 18
Harveen Sarao of Patiala is another gutsy shooter of India who has brought laurels to the country by winning individual bronze medal in the 10-metre air pistol event in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship at Melbourne, Australia, last evening.

Harveen Sarao


Camp for eco club in charges
Chandigarh, March 18
The Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Environment Education organised a training programme for teacher in charge of eco-clubs of ‘National Green Corps at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Admn planning relief for godown owners
Chandigarh, March 18
With the intention of not disrupting the activity of loading and unloading of freight at Daria village adjoining the Railway Station, the Chandigarh Administration is contemplating to allow the godowns after charging the market value of the land on which the structures had been raised.

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