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Report for probe into role of Sodhi Ram
Cancellation of CET
Chandigarh, May 25
The fact-finding report submitted by Prof K.K. Bajaj into the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Panjab University has called for a full-fledged inquiry into the role of University’s Controller of Examination (COE) Sodhi Ram into the incident.

Medical bandh observed in Mohali
Mohali, May 25
An anti- reservation protest was organised by doctors, chemists, laboratory technicians, students and many others here today. The protesters raised slogans against the government
Doctors protest against the reservation policy of the government in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Mohali on Thursday.
Doctors protest against the reservation policy of the government in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


  City businessman grilled for links with Hawara
Chandigarh, May 25
The Operation Cell of the Chandigarh Police today grilled a Sector 34-based businessman, Harmohinder Pal Singh, for his alleged links with Jagtar Singh Hawara and Paramjit Singh Bheora, prime accused in the assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh.

Light and sound show on City Beautiful
Chandigarh, May 25
A light and sound show on the City Beautiful will be held here by the Independence Day later this year. Chandigarh will be the first city sporting modern architecture to feature in the coveted show which usually included cities with strong historical background as its subject matter.


Violating the law under the nose of authorities
Chandigarh, May 25
It is an illegality right under the nose of the police authorities. Though the narrow strip along the road in front of Mehfil restaurant in Sector 17 was auctioned to a contractor as a parking lot for two-wheelers only, it is openly being used as a car parking also.

The haphazardly parked cars on the road in front of Mehfil restaurant in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which has been auctioned as a parking place for two-wheelers only, leading to bottlenecks on this narrow stretch. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
The haphazardly parked cars on the road in front of Mehfil restaurant in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which has been auctioned as a parking place for two-wheelers only, leading to bottlenecks on this narrow stretch.

Soaring high under wings of Rotary
Chandigarh, May 25
It was with a reason that the founders of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) made space for a tree in their logo. They wanted to draw parallels between the evolution of man and that of a tree, and send out an eternally relevant message —‘‘As you sow, so shall you reap.’’

No lie-detection test in CFSL since February
Chandigarh, May 25
It may sound incredible but no lie-detection test has been conducted by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh, since February. And the matter assumes importance given the fact that the CFSL is the only lab in the northern zone which is equipped to conduct such tests.

Road panel passes estimates of Rs 3.75 cr
Chandigarh, May 25
The Roads Committee of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to fix paver blocks around all parks on V-6 roads of the city.

Dharna staged against PUDA
Mohali , May 25
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, Sectors 76- 80 , staged a dharna outside the office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) in protest against the failure of PUDA to give possession of plots allotted to them about five years ago.

Pesticide unit raided
Dera Bassi, May 25
A team of the Punjab Agriculture Department led by the Deputy Director raided a pesticide manufacturing unit located in Haibatpur and found underweight packets.

Honesty still prevails
Chandigarh, May 25
In a rare example of honesty, a manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 17 B, found a bag containing Rs 14,000 outside the bank, traced it to its owner and returned the money to him.

UT increases minimum wages
Chandigarh, May 25
The UT Labour Department has increased the minimum wages payable to monthly and daily employees.

Apni Mandi to be shifted
Chandigarh, May 25
The Apni Mandi and the day market committee has decided to allow the Sector 40 Kisan Mandi for day market purpose so that it can become a source of income for the Municipal Corporation.

256 challaned for traffic offences
Chandigarh, May 25
Continuing with its late night checking spree, the Chandigarh Traffic Police has challaned 256 motorists for various traffic offences and impounded 29 vehicles.


Constable booked for fraud
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh Police has booked one of its constables on the allegation of duping a Hisar resident of Rs 70,000 on the pretext of getting him a job.

Chain snatchers held
Chandigarh, May 25
The local police today arrested the youngsters who snatched a gold chain of a Sector 46 resident after thrashing him at Sector 49 petrol pump on Wednesday.

Purse stolen from car
Panchkula, May 25
Thieves struck yet again in the Sector 17 market and decamped with a purse having a credit card, a licence and some other documents after break opening a windowpane of a car.


Traders meet MC Commissioner over advt policy
Chandigarh, May 25
A deputation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) today called on the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, Mr P.S. Aujla, regarding harassment being faced by traders due to the advertisement policy in Chandigarh.


2-day national conference of KV education officers begins
Chandigarh, May 25
The Kendriya Vidyalayas Sangathan, the body managing the largest chain of schools in the world (in terms of spread), is all set to collaborate with state government schools for various exchange programmes, including sharing of resources material and intellect. The national campaign for this unique tie-up has already begun in some states of the country.

Seminar on dynamics of civil aviation
Mohali, May 25
“Since the adoption of the open sky policy by the Union Government the civil aviation sector is looking up and the sector has the potential to achieve a growth rate of 20 per cent. However, the bottlenecks in terms of lack of infrastructure, lack of trained manpower etc., may hamper the growth prospects,” said Prof Bhagat Ram, Dean, ICFAI Business School, in his inaugural address at a seminar on the topic “civil aviation – changing dynamics” held here today. He further emphasised a lot was desired in terms of airport modernisation and the government had done the right thing in forging public private partnership for the same.

Campus interview
Dera Bassi, May 25
M/s A-1 Technology, Chandigarh, a software development and software outsourcing company, conducted a campus interview of the final year computer science and information technology students of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology for the recruitment of trainees.


Court stays Punjab decision to acquire land
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the dispossession of owners of land at Lakhnaur village near Mohali. It has also issued notice of motion for July 4 on the petition filed by Mr Bhag Singh and 28 other residents of the village challenging the decision of the Punjab Government to acquire their land.


Rupinder MahindrooOn a devotional trip
Chandigarh, May 25
She rests between musical notes and acts between those. Perhaps that sets apart Rupinder Mahindroo, classical music instructor at Welham Girls School, Dehra Dun. For her, music is the be all and end all. She will do anything to keep her proximity to the passion and let it grow. She has recorded an album of classical Gurbani music, which has been released by HMV Saregama.

Rodrigues for integrated view on Kalagram remodelling
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, today called for adopting an integrated view to synthesise the elements of art, culture and tourism in the concept plan for remodelling of Kalagram and making it an important focal point for the northern region for the projection of our rich heritage.


Rare surgery performed at Sohana hospital
Mohali, May 25
Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, claimed to have performed a rare surgery of interstitial hernia at its multi-specialty wing yesterday.


First tri-city tennis championship
Mohali, May 25
The Mohali District Lawn Tennis Association (MDLTA) will hold its first Tri-city Lawn Tennis Championship from June 9 to 11 at the State Institute of Health & Family Welfare Complex tennis courts, Phase-VI, here.

Swimming trials
Chandigarh, May 25
Selection trials for the Chandigarh swimming team in the sub-junior and junior age groups will be held at the swimming pool in Sector-23-D here on May 29. The team selected will represent Chandigarh in the 23rd Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championship, to be held at Bangalore from June 18 to 21.

Kapil in archery team
Chandigarh, May 25
Seventeen-year-old local archer Kapil has been selected in four-member national squad in the recurve division for the second Asian Grand Archery Championship, to be held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from July 21 to 27.

St John’s (B), Vivek academy win
Chandigarh, May 25
St John’s Cricket Academy (B) beat ICL Eleven by 114 runs in a league match of the first Hot Weather St John’s Under-13 Cricket Trophy at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

A match in progress between St John’s Cricket Academy (B) and ICL Eleven at St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A match in progress between St John’s Cricket Academy (B) and ICL Eleven at St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

St Stephen’s emerge champs
Panchkula, May 25
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, won the Satluj Under-14 Hot Weather Invitation Cricket Tournament beating hosts Satluj Public School, Sector 3, Panchkula, in the finals here today.


Applications sought for more liquor sale licences
Chandigarh, May 25
The UT Excise and Taxation Department has invited applications for the grant of 36 more retail sale licences of country liquor (L-14A) for the remaining period of the financial year 2006-07, an official press release said here today.


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