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Home Secy’s Appointment
PM to have last word
Chandigarh, March 26
The appointment of Haryana cadre IAS officer R.K. Khullar as the UT home secretary may run into rough weather. With the UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (retd) meeting the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and raising the "protocol problems" in the wake of the joining of Khullar, the appointment has finally been left to the Prime Minister.

Housing board goes smart
Chandigarh, March 26
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has finally decided to move with time. Faced with tough competition from private builders in Chandigarh and on its periphery, the board has proposed certain innovative features for its upcoming general housing scheme in Sector 63 here. n To tackle the recurring problem of encroachments in its dwelling units, the board has decided that no lawns will be provided to the ground floor owners

Autos to run on LPG, but where’re dispensers?
Chandigarh, March 26
Nobody can beat the Administration in taking hasty decisions. In a typical case of putting the cart before the horse, the Administration has decided to run autos on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), without bothering to arrange for more dispensers of LPG in the city.

Autorickshaws operating against norms


Jail-made furniture for schools
Admn places order in bulk
Chandigarh, March 26
Inmates of Model Jail, Burail, will be the busiest persons for a couple of day from now! For, they have to work hard to meet the furniture order in bulk placed by the Chandigarh Education Department.

Dalai Lama to receive Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize
Chandigarh, March 26
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will be the first recipient of Hofstra’s Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize. The award, to be presented to the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on November 18, is the first international award of its kind that recognises efforts at dialogue between different religions. On the jury of the award committee were former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral and Rajya Sabha member Tarlochan Singh.

Tibetans carry the Dalai Lama's portrait during a protest march in Chandigarh on Wednesday. City NGOs pledge support to Tibetans
Chandigarh, March 26
The Tibetan protests against the Chinese crackdown in Lhasa got a shot in the arm in the city today with a cross section of people joining the Tibetans.

Tibetans carry the Dalai Lama's portrait during a protest march in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Panchkula MC Poll
Campaigning to end tomorrow
Section 144 imposed around polling booths
Panchkula, March 26
As the campaigning for the elections of Panchkula municipal committee is to come to an end on March 28, the district administration, in order to conduct peaceful elections, has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC whereby assembling of five or more people within 100 metres of the polling booths is banned where votes will be cast on March 30.

A new-born duckling perched on lotus leaf throne at the Nature Observatory in Sector 26 makes a perfect picture for Tribune lensman Karam Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Daring duckling:
A new-born duckling perched on lotus leaf throne at the Nature Observatory in Sector 26 makes a perfect picture for Tribune lensman Karam Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Congress candidate violates poll code
Panchkula, March 26
Sitting Congress municipal councillor Om Prakash, seeking re-election from ward number 16, allegedly has been using his stamp and signatures to please the residents of his ward. The five candidates in contest against Om Parkash from Sector 19 lodged a complaint in this regard with the state election commissioner here today.

Sood to be president, if we win: BJP
Panchkula, March 26
The BJP, after taking lead in announcing the list of its candidates for the Panchkula municipal committee poll to be held on March 30, now has even declared that senior leader from the city V.K. Sood would be its president in case the party was able to gain majority in the civic body.

Bidders boycott auction of commercial sites
Panchkula, March 26
The auction of commercial sites in Panchkula was cancelled when hundreds of bidders, majority of whom were property dealers and builders, decided to boycott the auction here today.

Army jobs scam: Fresh probe ordered
Chandigarh, March 26
The Army has ordered a fresh court of inquiry into allegations of two jawans accepting money from an ex-serviceman belonging to Rajasthan to get his son recruited into the Army.

Recarpeting, widening of roads
Traffic chaos to continue awhile
Chandigarh, March 26
The city roads continue to face traffic bottlenecks due to recarpeting and widening of roads carried out in different parts of the city. The residents are likely to continue to face traffic chaos in the coming days.

Identification of Heirs
Councillors to oppose decision
Mohali, March 26
Municipal councillors here have criticised the decision of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to empower them to identify legal heirs in case of transfer of property.

Councillors seek hike in allowances
Chandigarh, March 26
Taking a cue from the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the councillors of the municipal corporation (MC) have sought a hike in their monthly allowances.

MC panel approves works worth Rs 50 lakh
Chandigarh, March 26
The water supply and sewerage disposal committee of the municipal corporation (MC) today accorded approval to various agenda items of about Rs 50 lakh.

UILS journal released
Chandigarh, March 26
The inaugural special issue dealing with the ‘Principle of self determination in International and National context’ of the UILS journal’ was released yesterday by Prof R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, PU.

Mixed identities, EC style
Chandigarh, March 26
The Election Commission of India continues to live up to its reputation of committing blunders. A case in point is the photo identity card issued to Nand Lal Gupta, a resident of 3010-A, Sector 29-D, Chandigarh.

CTU rally
Chandigarh, March 26 Members of the CTU Workers’ Union held a protest rally against the alleged high-handedness of the Director, Transport, in front of the transport office, Industrial Area, here today.

Wake up Chandigarh
The recent traffic chaos in the city, which led to a traffic jam for hours, comes as a wake up call for urban planners and administrators. The frequent traffic snarls are reminiscent of the emergence of conditions those affected 19th and early 20th century cities of the developed world.


DAV Board Exams
Hansraj girl tops tricity in Class VIII
Chandigarh/Panchkula, March 26
Aastha Kapoor of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, topped the All-India DAV Board Class VIII 2007-2008 Examination in the tricity securing 97.17 per cent marks, the result of which was declared today. Aastha scored 583 marks out of 600.

Special children to study with other kids
Part of NCERT’s ‘inclusive education’ initiative
Chandigarh, March 26
Soon, children with physical disabilities will no longer have to attend special schools as the NCERT has, as part of its ‘inclusive education’ initiative, prepared a handbook which will enable them to study in schools like other children.

Students of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, in a joyous mood after they receive their degrees in Chandigarh on Wednesday. From Colleges
230 students awarded degrees
Chandigarh, March 26
The Bi-annual college convocation and prize distribution function of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, was held on the college premises in Sector 26, here today.

Students of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, in a joyous mood after they receive their degrees in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PU Notes
Workshop on history teaching concludes
A blood donation camp organised by the ABVP in progress at PU on Wednesday. Chandigarh, March 26
Three-day workshop on ‘problems and perspectives of history teaching,’ from March 24-26, concluded today at PU. Prof Narayani Gupta of Jamia Millia Islamia urged the teachers to take into account the linkages of history with social sciences as well as with art, literature and philosophy, but history should not be identified exclusively with or subsumed under the social sciences.

A blood donation camp organised by the ABVP in progress at PU on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Central Varsity Status
Teachers on mass leave, protest held
Chandigarh, March 26
Panjab University teachers and students joined together on a call given by the PUTA in support of central status for the university and took out a procession around the campus today. The teachers were on mass casual leave today.

41 students from J&K visit city
Chandigarh, March 26
Forty-one students, pursuing bachelor of technology at the S.S.M. College of Engineering, Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, arrived here on an educational visit.

A bike rider wears a steel tub to protect himself from the scorching sun in Rajpura on Wednesday.
A bike rider wears a steel tub to protect himself from the scorching sun in Rajpura on Wednesday. Photo by J.S. Virdi

1,000 attend general house meeting
Chandigarh, March 26
Around 1,000 local teachers of different cadres attended the general house meeting, jointly organised by the UT Teachers’ Association and Government Teachers’ Union, at Sector 20 Masjid grounds, here today.

From Schools & Colleges
St Soldiers’ holds graduation ceremony
Mohali, March 26
Saint Soldiers’ School here organised a graduation ceremony for its Class V students who have now moved onto the next class. As many as 118 students were given the pass out certificates by chairman of Punjab State Cooperative Bank Jasjit Singh.

Education dept’s new transfer policy
Chandigarh, March 26
The transfer of principals and officiating principals of government schools of the city is the top priority of the Chandigarh Education Department.


Self Defence
Prosecution not bound to explain injuries to accused: HC
Chandigarh, March 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has summed up legal points from various rulings for virtually providing guidelines to the trial court and the prosecution to deal with cases of “private defence”.

Life Term
HC dismisses cop’s plea
Chandigarh, March 26
A CRPF constable’s appeal against conviction and life imprisonment awarded to him for shooting a superior officer, after being allegedly denied a break in duty, has been dismissed by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Widening of highway to Delhi
High Court directs HUDA to sign pact
Chandigarh, March 26
Taking up the highway-widening and anti-encroachment case, a a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, headed by Chief Justice Vijender Jain, today asked the Haryana Urban Planning and Development Authority (HUDA) to sign the State Support Agreement.


Punjabi University to reserve area for peacocks
Patiala, March 26
Dozens of peacocks- a peculiar feature for which Punjabi University is known far and wide among wildlife lovers - would finally find a secure abode for themselves as the university authorities are all set to create a reserved area for them on the campus.

Villager’s Death
Bid to seize nursing home
Bassi Pathana, March 26
Family members and supporters of Nirmal Singh, resident of Fatehpur Jattan village, who allegedly died due to the negligence on the part of the doctor of Bawa Nursing Home came to the town to lay a seize to the hospital demanding action against the nursing home today.

3 booked for raping teenager
Rajpura, March 26
The Rajpura police today registered a case against three persons of Kohle Majra village on charges of raping a teenaged girl during Holi celebrations.

2 hurt in clash over watering of fields
Kharar, March 26
Two people were injured in a fight over watering of fields in Ghoggha village today.

Fire breaks out in diesel compound
Patiala, March 26
A fire broke out in the diesel component works, a plant of the Indian railways, on the Patiala-Alipur road, on the outskirts of the city.

Handball championship
Ropar, March 26
The Ropar District Junior Handball Championship for boys and girls will be held at Khalsa Senior Secondary School on March 30 and 31. The entries can be sent to Vikramjit Singh till March 29 at the school.

PSEB beat Bangalore
Patiala, March 26
The Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala, beat KPTSL, Bangalore, by five goals in the 34th All India Electricity Sports Control Board Football Tournament being played at PSEB Sports Complex here today. Captain Sukhbir Singh of PSEB scored one goal. Kuldip Singh and Gurpreet scored two goals each.


Nischay reaches quarters in U-16 category
Chandigarh, March 26
Nishchay Rawal of Total Tennis Academy reached quarterfinal, beating Parminder Singh 6-1 in the boys’ under-16 section of the ongoing 4th Sh L.D. Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship at YMCA, Sector 11, here today.

Irfan PathanIrfan ready to share bowling spells with Lee
Chandigarh, March 26
After facing volley of pace bowling by Brett Lee during the recent concluded series at Australia, Irfan Pathan is all set to share the bowling spells with his Australian counterpart in forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), starting from April 18.

6 teams to participate in inter-academy tournament
Chandigarh, March 26
Six teams will vie for top honours in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for under-13 starting from March 29 at St Stephen's School ground, Sector 45, here.

Kick Boxing seminar from April 1
Chandigarh, March 26
More than 35 coaches/referees would attend the first North Zone Kick Boxing seminar to be organised at Banyan Tree, Sector 48, from April 1 to 4 here. According to the Chandigarh Kick Boxing Association’s president Karan Avtar Singh, IAS, men and women coaches/referees from Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Rajasthan will attend the event being organised by the CKBA under the patronage of the Indian Association of Kick Boxing Organisation.

Yachting meet
Chandigarh, March 26
The Punjab Amateur Yachting Association will organise the second Punjab State Yachting Open Championship (Boys and Girls) at Sukhna Lake on March 29.

Veterans athletics meet
Chandigarh, March 26
The Veterans Amateur Athletics Association of Chandigarh will organise the State Veterans Championship in all age groups (men and women +35) on April 5 at the Sector 7 Sports Complex. During the meet, the state team will be selected for the 29th National Veterans Athletics Championship.


IMA office-bearers
Chandigarh, March 26
The following office bearers of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) state branch for 2008-2009 have been declared elected: President- Dr Zora Singh; vice-presidents- Pawan Kumar Bansal, Ramneek Singh Bedi, Yash Paul Sharma; joint secretaries- Deepak Kaura, Rajesh K. Dhir; treasurer- Devinder Dhawan; member central working committee- AP Sanwaria, G.S. Kochhar and central council members- Suman Kochhar, Amarjit Singh Bhatia, Rameshwar Gupta, Shiv Kumar Girg, Virendra Singh, Jeet Ram Kashyap, Manjeet Singh, Sukhchain Bhullar and H.V. Jindal.


Man defrauded of Rs 57,000
Chandigarh, March 26
The local police has arrested a person with 13 pouches of charas, while three incidents of theft were reported in the city in the last 48 hours.


100 take part in investors’ workshop
Chandigarh, March 26
The Citizens Awareness Group in association with the National Stock Exchange organised an investor- awareness workshop at Panchkula today. Over 100 investors from Panchkula and neighbouring areas participated in the workshop. Senior official from NSE Nitin Kumar and an official from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Varsha Aggarwal, were the key speakers, who highlighted that making money in shares was related to carefully studying the market and individual companies, and trading on the basis of certain fundamentals. Participants in the investors’ awareness workshop, organised at Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Participants in the investors’ awareness workshop, organised at Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph



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