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Headmistress suspended; 14 teachers face action
Education Dept cracks whip against absentee teachers
Chandigarh, July 11
The Education Department has finally cracked the whip against absentee teachers and those using proxy means to teach in certain rural areas of Mohali district. In a special drive in the state through education teams, at least 15 teachers, including a Headmistress, have been chargesheeted.

3 city students make it to AIIMS
Chandigarh, July 11
The much-awaited result of the AIIMS entrance test was declared this evening. Three city students — Rohan Khera, Ankita Chakravarty and Akhil Parashar — have cleared the exam. Though AIIMS only declares the marks, the students claim to have bagged the second, eighth and 23rd positions, respectively.


PUSU president arrested for stabbing student
Chandigarh, July 11
The police today arrested the president of Panjab University Student Union, Roopinder Singh Mann, on allegations of attempt to murder. The police said Mann, along with Darpinder Brar and Kamal Sidhu allegedly stabbed Harjeevan Singh, a student of DAV College, at the university's law auditorium here this evening.

New PU VC to be named this week
Chandigarh, July 11
The name of Panjab University's next Vice-Chancellor would be announced within this week. Highly placed sources at the Vice-President's secretariat in New Delhi today stated that no final decision had been taken regarding the choice of the Vice- Chancellor so far.

Power generation resumes at Nathpa
Chandigarh, July 11
Hot and humid conditions prevailed in the north-west region as monsoon remained active in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana today. Monsoon rain pounded several areas in Himachal Pradesh since last night, plummeting the temperature and triggering landslides in mid-hills.

High alert sounded
Chandigarh, July 11
Within hours of series of blasts in Mumbai, the Chandigarh Police today sounded high alert, besides beefing up the security in and around the crowded places in the city, including shopping complexes, railway station and the two inter-state bus terminuses in Sectors 17 and 43.


Area Magistrate order set aside
Chandigarh, July 11
An Additional Sessions Judge of Chandigarh Sessions Division has held that an order passed by an Area Magistrate in the Batra family dispute matter has “resulted in the miscarriage of justice” and has “caused unnecessary delay in the investigation of a case for a period of two years”.

Innovators from grassroots show genius
Chandigarh, July 11
Seventyfive-year-old Saidullah is a magic man. He can wade through water like no one can. And he executes the feat with knowledge of a trick that no school taught him because he never attended one. All he did was dream about an amphibious cycle and design one for his use. Today hundreds are using Saidullah's wonder cycle that works fabulously well in water and on land.

Inderjit Khanna
Inderjit Khanna

Using past knowledge to innovate for future
Chandigarh, July 11
Amandeep Singh is among the finest discoveries of the National Innovation Foundation. All of 23, and he has a world of opportunity opening up before him.

Amandeep Singh demonstrates his solar lamination machine to other innovators at Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Amandeep Singh demonstrates his solar lamination machine to other innovators at Chandigarh

Aiming to bridge the academe-industry gap
Chandigarh, July 11
“Just being nostalgic every time I visited home was just not enough. I knew I owed a lot to the city, my alma mater, my friends and everyone who helped me take my initial steps in life. Unable to arrive at specifics was frustrating at time, but then I realised that there was a need to educate people here about the advances in the academic world and bridge the academe - industry gap”.

Dr Gurpreet Dhillon
Dr Gurpreet Dhillon

Schemes for city discussed
Chandigarh, July 11
The Chandigarh Administration made a presentation regarding various key initiatives and important projects undertaken by Mr Anil Baijal, Urban Development Secretary, Government of India, at UT Secretariat today.

Strike by Central bank employees
Chandigarh, July 11
A large number of employees and officers of Central Bank of India observed a strike and organised a rally and procession at Bank Square, Sector 17, today.

Employees of the Central Bank of India hold a demonstration at Bank Square, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Employees of the Central Bank of India hold a demonstration at Bank Square, Sector 17, Chandigarh

UT employees hold protest
Chandigarh, July 11
The Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers, UT, held a “rasta roko” procession at the roundabout of sectors 37 and 38. Around 120 employees participated in the procession.

Protest rally by powermen
Chandigarh, July 11
The UT powermen union today held a massive rally and demonstration before the office of SDO electricity (OP) Sub Division No. 6 Sector 20 for the implementation of their long pending demands.

Valmiki sabha holds sammelan
Chandigarh, July 11
Mr Rohit Kagra, president, and other executive members of the Chandigarh Unit of the Punjab Pradesh Valmiki Sabha organised a 'maha sammelan' on the occasion of Luv Kush Vijay Divas at Bhagwan Valmiki Mandir here on Sunday .


Doctor held for taking bribe
Panchkula, July 11
A psychiatrist of the General Hospital, Sector 6, was caught red handed by a team of Haryana Vigilance Bureau (VB) while he was allegedly taking bribe from his patients at his Sector 10 located residence, this noon.

50-yr-old woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, July 11
A 50-year-old-woman allegedly ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance in a park in Sector 19 this afternoon. The police said the woman had gone to meet her husband in his office in the electricity department in Sector 19, where they had a heated argument over some domestic issue, following which the woman left the place.

Dimpy’s murder: cops still in dark
Chandigarh, July 11
Even though four days have passed since dreaded gangster Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy was gunned down by two unidentified motorcyclists in a high security zone of the city near the Lake Club, the Chandigarh Police is still groping in the dark.


Colleges open to fresh faces
Chandigarh, July 11
Colleges in the city opened to fresh faces today. Hundreds of just-out-of-school students entered college life with excitement and anticipation writ large on their faces.

Back to college: It was excitement and jubilation all around in the corridors of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, as students celebrate the beginning of the new academic session on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

It was excitement and jubilation all around in the corridors of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, as students celebrate the beginning of the new academic session

Stress on small family on World Population Day
Chandigarh, July 11
To mark World Population Day, the Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, organised a function in the Community Centre, Sector-25, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Don Bosco Navjeevan Centre, Chandigarh. More than 50 people participated.

A musical treat for students
Panchkula, July 11
The Chandigarh chapter of SPICMACAY organised a classical music concert for students of Government High School, including 72 physically challenged, at Saket near Chandimandir. The society is engaged in the promotion of Indian classical arts in the world through live performances and direct interactions by reputed artistes.


A tribute to the guru
Chandigarh, July 11
As per Indian cultural traditions, the guru is revered as an epitome of wisdom and knowledge by disciples seeking education in art. This sentiment was evident at the musical baithak of the Pracheen Kala Kendra as disciples of kathak guru Shobha Koser saluted her aesthetic potential by giving their performance on Guru Purnima today. An ambience of divine fervour prevaded the auditorium as child prodigy Shubhra Koser delineated the fundamental syllables of the dance form. A group of budding danseuses-Pratibha, Krit Shaurya, Gyan Kaur, Smeet and Subhashree performed an invocatory item.

Subhashree performs kathak at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Subhashree performs kathak at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh


UP beat Chandigarh in football
Chandigarh, July 11
The hosts Chandigarh lost their opening qualifying round match in Cluster G to Uttar Pradesh 1-2 in an equally contested league match in the third Junior Girls Under-17 National Football Championship being played at Punjab Engineering College here today. The other winners of the matches held today were Tripura, West Bengal and Assam. In the match between Chandigarh and UP, it was UP, which drew the first blood in the eighth minute through Pinky Sharma.

A football match in progress between Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

A football match in progress between Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh

Sakshi wins 2 events
Panchkula, July 11
Sakshi Sehgal of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, emerged winner in the 100 metre free stroke as well as 100 metre backstroke events while Arjit Chand came first in boys (U-14) 50-metre butterfly in the swimming competition held under the aegis of the Panchkula Inter-School District Sports at Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here today.


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