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PU accommodates principal’s request
Shifts daughter’s exam centre to his college

Chandigarh, April 2
The Panjab University authorities went out of their way to accommodate a college principal and Senator’s request to get his ward’s examination centre shifted to his own college on security grounds when university examinations took off yesterday.

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Hiss...s there are snakes in our Eden
Chandigarh, April 2
In a bizarre incident yesterday in Sector 15-D, snake charmers caught not one or two but five snakes from a house.

Bardhan all set for fourth term as General Secretary
Chandigarh, April 2
The Communist Party of India General Secretary A.B. Bardhan is all set to continue as the party’s chief for the fourth term, as there appears to be no other contender for the post.


CPI to ‘positively consider’ JD (U) request
Chandigarh, April 2
The Communist Party of India today said it would positively consider” JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar’s move to form a non-RJD, non BJP government in Bihar, provided he leaves the BJP-led NDA coalition, and the new coalition government is not dependent on the support of the saffron party even from outside.

Job security for public servants harmful, says Uttaranchal Governor
Chandigarh, April 2
Reconsider the decision of providing job security to public servants in India for weeding out corruption. Also formulate an in-house mechanism to discipline judges with deviant behaviour, said Uttaranchal Governor Sudarshan Agarwal.

Law has to keep pace with changing times: SC Judge
Chandigarh, April 2
About one-third of law colleges and institutions in the country are proposed to be shut down because they do not fulfil requisite norms.

Worried about daughters, man ends life
Chandigarh, April 2
Worried about the marriages of his three daughters, a man ended his life by hanging himself at his Dadu Majra house late last night.

Listless children stand against the dilapidated wall of an anganwari centre in Sector 41, Chandigarh.  UT launches “Kaya Kalp” to brighten up anganwaris
Chandigarh, April 2
The Chandigarh Social Welfare Department has decided to give a facelift to all anganwaris centres operating in the city under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

Listless children stand against the dilapidated wall of an anganwari centre in Sector 41, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Conditional NOC to Quark City on fire safety
Mohali, April 2
The local fire brigade authorities have given a conditional no-objection certificate (NOC) to the multi-crore Quark City project which is still under construction here.

Passing ThruTutu Dhawan



Quark employees cycle to Perch Dam on Saturdary. Pedal to cycle of health
Chandigarh, April 2
Start the day on a positive note — cycle to work! Does that sound tough? Okay, how about an ‘eco-friendly’ cycling trip to the outskirts of the city, to stop and smell the flowers before the hustle and bustle of vehicular fumes chokes your decision?

Quark employees cycle to Perch Dam on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Conserve environment, urges Magsaysay awardee
Chandigarh, April 2
The MC Mehta Environment Foundation (MCMEF) today organised a workshop to involve teachers in environment conservation strategies across the country.

Action initiated against chemists
Panchkula, April 2
Four days after the district administration issued a notice for the demolition of two chemist shops at General Hospital, Panchkula, the process of getting the shops vacated by the chemists was started today.

Of kriya yoga and spirituality
Chandigarh, April 2
The atmosphere is one of serenity. Rugs on the lush grass and kriya master, Yogiraj Siddhanath Gurunath sitting amid his disciples.

Seminar stresses on library automation
Chandigarh, April 2
The British Library, Chandigarh, organised a seminar on ‘Librarianship in the New Technological Era: Opportunities and Challenges” at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, today.

SSP wants liquor vends to be removed
Chandigarh, April 2
The SSP has taken up the matter of the removal of liquor vends operating in the Kaimbwala area with the Deputy Commissioners of Chandigarh and Ropar.

ITBP officer retires
Chandigarh, April 2
Ranvir Singh Chauhan, Assistant Commandant, ITBP, retired after putting in a service of 36 years on March 31.



3 shopkeepers held with 777 pirated VCDs
Chandigarh, April 2
The local police today arrested three shopkeepers from Ram Darbar and seized 777 pirated VCDs from them.

Man duped of Rs 15 lakh in flat deal
Chandigarh, April 2
The police has booked a couple for allegedly duping a man of more than Rs 15 lakh. Complainant Rameshwar Kumar of Sector 45-A alleged that he had given the amount to the couple buying for buying their flat. Then they cancelled the power of attorney made in favour of his son Rajesh Kumar after taking the amount from him.

One held for abducting minor
Chandigarh, April 2
The police arrested a father of three children with a minor girl he had abducted from near The Tribune Chowk in the wee hours of the morning today.

Action sought against travel agent
Mohali, April 2
Residents of Mataur village gathered outside the police post in Phase XI and demanded an action against a travel agent who was not providing any information about two of the five persons sent abroad.

Godown wall collapses, girl buried alive
Zirakpur, April 2
A six-year-old girl was buried alive when the wall of a partially demolished godown came crashing down on her in Bhabhat village near here, this morning. Dilsara Thapa, was playing near the godown when the tragedy occurred at about 11 am.

Held for delivering underweight LPG cylinder
Chandigarh, April 2
An aware customer today caught a deliveryman of a gas agency while he was allegedly trying to give him weight LPG cylinder. He weighed the cylinder before the deliveryman with his own weighing machine and found it underweight by 1.7 kg.


Goyal, Aggarwal CII chairman, vice-chairman
Chandigarh, April 2
Mr Krishan Goyal and Mr Partap K Aggarwal were elected chairman and vice-chairman of the CII Chandigarh Council for 2005-06 at its annual meeting held at the CII here today.


Swati Jindal, who topped the Class VIII examination on Friday, with her mother in Chandigarh on Saturday. Consistence paid off, says topper
Chandigarh, April 2
Swati Jindal, the topper of the Class VIII examination conducted by the UT Education Department, is on cloud nine and her principal, Mr Sanjay Sardana, and her teachers at Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, can’t stop raving about her performance.

Swati Jindal, who topped the Class VIII examination on Friday, with her mother in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Assn holds dharna in front of MP’s house
Chandigarh, April 2
The Association of the Private Educational Institutes today staged a dharna in front of the residence of Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, here today.

Quota for poor students inadequate: BJP
Chandigarh, April 2
The local unit of the BJP today resolved to continue its agitation for 25 per cent quota for poor students in the private schools from the current academic session.

CET rescheduled
Chandigarh, April 2
The common entrance test (CET) for admission to MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BA, LL.B (Hons) integrated course, B Pharmacy and B.Sc (Hons. School) scheduled to be held on May 22 will now be held on May 24.

WTO discussed at seminar
Chandigarh, April 2
The second day of the three-day seminar organised by Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Sciences had WTO and globalisation as its topics yesterday.


Shweta Konnur in ‘C U at 9’Film Review
‘CU at 9’ is best avoided
A skin flick like “C U at 9” cannot have much sale value even at multiplexes. Tagged as a thriller with passionate scenes as its selling points, it reeks of the director’s inability to handle the subject. He has added one more malady to the scores of existing ones. Except for its attention-grabber title, it does not have any other value. No surprises for guessing how unsound it can be. Shweta Konnur, a South Indian beauty, hits the Hindi silver screen for the first time, recording a new low.

Shweta Konnur in ‘C U at 9’


A student with one of her exhibits at Government Art College, Chandigarh. Products come alive in ad campaigns
Like every year, applied arts students of Government Art College, Chandigarh, have put together a powerful show of advertisement campaigns. Students have picked up themes from markets as well as from life. So we have two sensitive campaigns on the themes of age care and child labour put up by Guleen Kaur and Supreet Kaur, respectively.

A student with one of her exhibits at Government Art College, Chandigarh.

IPTA cultural fest concludes
The four-day cultural festival organised by the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA) concluded with the honouring of folk artiste Surinder Kaur and writer Tera Singh Chann.


Conference on lung cancer
Chandigarh, April 2
Mr Prasanna Hota, secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, inaugurated the first national conference of the Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer organised by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the PGI.

400 attend GMCH conference
Chandigarh, April 2
More than 400 delegates are attending the annual conference of the North Zone Chapter of the Indian Orthopaedic Association at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Centre keen to set up blood banks in rural areas
Chandigarh, April 2
The Centre is mulling with the idea of establishing storage houses for blood in the rural areas, Mr P.K. Hota, Union Health Secretary, said here today.


One of the participants waves during the 18th edition of SJOBA rally that started from St John’s School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday.SJOBA rally flagged off
Chandigarh, April 2
Conceptualised and organised by the St John’s Old Boys Association, alumni association of St. John’s High School, Chandigarh, the 18th edition of the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Open was flagged off at 7 am from St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.

One of the participants waves during the 18th edition of SJOBA rally that started from St John’s School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

DAV School outplays St John’s in ICL tournament
Chandigarh, April 2
DAV School, Sector 8, outplayed St John’s Cricket Academy in the first match of the ICL Cricket Tournament being played at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

Mixed luck for city kabaddi team
Chandigarh, April 2
Chandigarh lads had mixed luck on the second day of the ongoing 17th Senior National Circle Style Kabaddi Championship being played here today at the Football Grounds, Sector 17. They outplayed Jharkhand 31-19 and lost to Himachal Pradesh 37-48. Jharkhand beat Vidarbha 37-30, Punjab downed Jharkhand 32-22 while Himachal Pradesh beat Uttar Pradesh 40-25.


Councillor writes to MC over sanitation privatisation
Chandigarh, April 2
The municipal corporation is working on the idea to rope in a multinational company for privatising sanitation in the city. On the other hand the Sweepers Union is on a warpath, demanding total ouster of private hands with regard to city’s sanitation.

MC denies reports on tenders
Chandigarh, April 2
The Municipal Corporation has denied the news items in certain newspapers regarding the MC inviting tenders for the sanitation of Sectors 30, 32 and 47. “No area where regular safai karamcharis are working have been included in the fresh tenders. Some vested interests are misguiding public”, the official press note said.

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