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Gotcha, office latecomers!
Chandigarh Tribune team carried out a survey of offices in the morning hours and found rampant absenteeism.
*VARSITY
Chandigarh, March 8
The surprise visits by Panjab University Vice-Chancellor to the administration block seem to have had some positive impact on the attendance of employees, but when it comes to reaching the office on time, university employees leave much to be desired.

*HEALTH
Women staff main offenders
Chandigarh, March 8
Senior officials, including department heads, were the culprits at the UT Health Department, as most of them turned up late, around 9.45 am, for work.

Sister Vikramjit and wife Rajinder Kaur It’s murder, say kin of accident victim
Chandigarh, March 8
Families of the two persons allegedly killed in a hit-and-run case in December 2005, have accused the Chandigarh Police of shielding the accused.


Sister Vikramjit (right) and wife Rajinder Kaur

Transfer policy for teachers in place
Chandigarh, March 8
The Chandigarh administration has finalised the transfer policy for school principals, headmasters, lecturers, masters, JBT teachers and nursery teachers for the academic session 2007-08.


EARLIER STORIES

Transport cos face estate office heat
Chandigarh, March 8
The estate office today started issuing notices to transport companies running offices from industrial plots in Industrial Area, Phases I and II, here. The decision was part of a beautification plan for Industrial Area under the Conversion Policy.

Narinder Singh Doctor loses guard, patient his sight
Chandigarh, March 8
For the past many months, it has been a miserable existence for 80-year-old Narinder Singh, a victim of gross medical negligence. Instead of operating upon the right eye for a corneal correction, the doctor operated upon his left eye. As he was already blind in the right eye, the error left the Jalandhar-based patient totally blind.
                                                                        
Narinder Singh

Periphery Control Act
Unmasked: Plaint makes money out of land sale
Chandigarh, March 8
The family of Hardayal Singh Johl, which owns large chunk of land in Kishangarh area, has been fighting a legal battle with the Chandigarh administration over the issue of acquisition of land. It has also challenged the legality of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act.

Succeeding in a man’s world
Panchkula, March 8
In a world of crumbling male bastions, they have no qualms about admitting it is still a man's world and they are less equal than their male counterparts. That, however, is no deterrent for gutsy women, committed to forging ahead despite the odds staked against them.


Faridabad's Shivani Gupta receives a shawl on the occasion of International Women's Day while Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda looks on at the Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Faridabad's Shivani Gupta receives a shawl on the occasion of International Women's Day while Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda looks on at the Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 6, Panchkula

Abduction of students: Police clueless
Chandigarh, March 8
The local police is clueless about the whereabouts of Haryana IAS officer’s son Sunil Kumar, accused of abducting two students of his school.

COMMUNITY

Sushma felicitates girls on Women’s Day
Chandigarh, March 8
Clad in an ivory white saree complete with a phulkari dupatta, veteran actress Sushma Seth looked like a social worker, her new found role in life. In the city on International Woman’s Day and the obvious query to be asked is what does the day signify for her? “Though we are celebrating this day but the fact remains that an average Indian woman still remains deprived of her rights.
                                                                                                           Sushma Seth
Sushma Seth

Safety at workplace sought
Chandigarh, March 8
Concerns over safety of women at workplace dominated the speeches that marked the Women’s Day celebrations organised by the Federation of UT Employees and Workers here today.

Financial independence advocated
Chandigarh, March 8
International Women’s Day was celebrated in Government College, Sector 11, here today.

‘Schemes for women fail to deliver’
Chandigarh, March 8 The women cell of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation today organised a function in connection with the International Women’s Day.

Events mark International Women’s Day
Mohali, March 8
The Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Phase VI, celebrated the International Women’s Day with fervour here today.




Mothers at work: Like any other routine day, women carry their children, unmindful that March 8 is Interenational Women’s Day. — A Tribune photograph
Mothers at work: Like any other routine day, women carry their children, unmindful that March 8 is Interenational Women’s Day

Sarthak: No proof found at accident site
Cops were called too late, says report
Panchkula, March 8
Unable to recover any inflammable material from the scene of the crime at the Sarthak Government School, Sector 12-A, the forensic department’s only hope of unravelling the mystery behind the fire lies in sample pieces of Aman’s burnt sari and pieces of carpet sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Madhuban for examination.


Without help, she is inching towards death

Chandigarh, March 8
Suffering with renal failure, 25-year-old Rita, is in a desperate need of help. With no source of income at hand, the girl, lodged at the PGI sarai for the past 10 months, has lost all hopes of survival. The meager help, which the family was getting from family sources has also stopped.



Rita (right) with her mother at the PGI Sarai. — A Tribune photograph
Rita with her mother at the PGI Sarai

Giving information about tenants, servants a must
Mohali, March 8
Keeping in view the rise in number of cases of crime in the district, deputy commissioner Tejveer Singh yesterday ordered residents living within municipal and nagar panchayat limits to provide full information about their tenants and servants to the police.

Property consultants want back old property transfer system 
Chandigarh, March 8
The Property Consultants Association of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali have demanded the restoration of the previous system of transferring a property’s ownership. The system provided for the transfer of ownership in the beneficiary’s favour on the basis of registered will without inviting objections.

Conversion policy — problems aplenty
Chandigarh, March 8
Stakeholders of the much-hyped conversion policy for Industrial Area are at their wits end for they are finding it hard to get various announcements made by the Chandigarh Administration implemented.

Power commission building inaugurated
Panchkula, March 8
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today inaugurated the newly constructed building of the office of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission and laid the foundation stone of the office building of the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited in sector 4 here today.

 
CRIME

Woman, paramour attacked by husband
Man dead, woman survives
Panchkula, March 8
In a fit of anger, Lakhan Singh attacked his wife Bhuria and her paramour Jagdish late last night after finding them together at his house in old Panchkula.

2 booked for kidnapping minor girl
Mohali, March 8
The police has booked two residents of Chandigarh on charges of kidnapping a minor girl and inducing her into marriage.

 
EDUCATION

Kulkarni: Indian pharmaceutical industry set for giant leap
Mohali, March 8
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is all set for a giant leap into the big league with countries such as the USA and the UK, said Dr S.K. Kulkarni, dean university instructions, Panjab University, during a seminar at the Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology here.

INSO calls for better student facilities
Chandigarh, March 8
Members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) submitted a memorandum to the vice chancellor regarding installation of TATA sky dish antennas in all the hostels of PU keeping in view the state of cable connections in the hostels.

College teachers’ dharna
Chandigarh, March 8
The DAV College Teachers Union today held a dharna in front of the principal’s office.

Jobs for 16
Mohali, March 8
Placement interviews were conducted by Gujarat Ambuja, Infosys and Tech Mahindra at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi.

 
HEALTH


100 Tribune staffers donate blood
Chandigarh, March 8
More than 100 employees of the Tribune group of newspapers, including 14 women, donated blood at a camp organised by the Tribune Employees Union to mark International Women’s Day here today.


Tribune employees donate blood at a camp held on its premises in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Tribune employees donate blood at a camp held on its premises in Chandigarh

Health package for women
Mohali, March 8
The Fortis Hospital here today announced a special preventive health package for women during March, which covered all aspects of well-being.

 
SPORTS


Landran college lift PTU trophy
Mohali, March 8
Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, lifted the Punjab Technical University Inter-College trophy beating RIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh, by 73 runs at Rayat cricket ground, Ropar, here yesterday.

Dr G.D. Bansal, Chandigarh Engineering College principal, with members of the college team that won the PTU Inter-College Cricket Championship.
Dr G.D. Bansal, Chandigarh Engineering College principal, with members of the college team that won the PTU Inter-College Cricket Championship


ADMINISTRATION

Six vigilance officers appointed
Chandigarh, March 8
Vigilance officers (VO) in six key departments have been appointed. The officers will report to chief vigilance officer (CVO) Krishna Mohan in respect of various inquiries and related vigilance matters entrusted to them by the CVO.

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