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Some colleges just won’t stop
Go ‘innovative’ to rob students after add-on courses row
Chandigarh, July 10
After the add-on courses row, some private colleges
affiliated to Panjab University have
found an “innovative” way to fleece
students. They are charging huge amounts from students for innovative courses on a par with self-
financing courses.

Despite VC’s orders, colleges continue to flout rules
Chandigarh, June 10
Despite Panjab University vice-chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti’s orders that colleges could not force students to take up add-on courses, the real picture seems to be otherwise.

Ban on construction around IAF station
Zirakpur, July 10
Almost one-and-a-half years after the Government of India issued a notification banning construction within 100 metres of defence installations, the SAS Nagar administration has decided to implement the notification.

Metro in City
Planning right with RITES
Chandigarh, July 10
The mass rapid transit system (MRTS) project for the city has set rolling. The administration today approved the name of RITES, a government firm, to carry out the comprehensive mobility plan for metro rail in the city.


Sector 63 layout plan rejected
Chandigarh, July 10
The housing scheme of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 63 here has run into rough weather with the UT's department of urban planning rejecting the layout plan of the scheme.

Gaurav Sharma Rayat student dies in accident on his birthday
Kharar, July 10
Gaurav Sharma, a 19-year-old student of Rayat and Bahra
Engineering and Technology College, Sahauran, Kurali, was
killed in an accident last night.
                                                                                                Gaurav Sharma



An undertrial who fell unconscious lying under a tree as policemen await help at the district courts complex in Chandigarh on Thursday. Cops scramble as three undertrials faint
Chandigarh, July 10
The undertrials brought to the district courts are
at the mercy of god in case of medical emergency,
as there are no arrangements to take care of them.

An undertrial who fell unconscious lying under a tree as
policemen await help at the district courts complex in
Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

300 illegal structures demolished
Chandigarh, July 10
The enforcement wing of the municipal corporation pulled down over 300 illegal structures at Indira Colony, Mani Majra, here today.

Tribune Impact
Stop construction in Sukhna choe bed: DC
Zirakpur, July 10
The deputy commissioner, SAS Nagar, today ordered stopping of all construction activity in the Sukhna choe bed. DC Rahul Bhandari had visited the area this morning following a report carried in the Chandigarh Tribune regarding the encroachment by builders in the nadi area of Baltana village.

‘Kidnapped’ Samir was on junket
Chandigarh, July 10
The “kidnapping” turned out to be an excursion. Mukerain-based bank manager of the Punjab State Agriculture Development Bank, Samir Gupta, it seems , was on a ‘tour’ since Sunday, visiting five cities.

C’wealth Games to set off tourism boom
Chandigarh, July 10
The emerging Indian tourism has something to cheer about in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. In fact, the sports extravaganza would set off a tourism boom with the Indian share in international tourist arrivals expected to touch 1.5 per cent as against current 0.52 per cent with the neighbouring states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh likely to be most benefited from the spillover effect of the influx of sportspersons and tourists, a study says.

Army officers inspect the bombs in Panchkula on Thursday. Seven dud bombs found
Panchkula, July 10
Panic gripped the area when a bag containing bombshells was found at a slum area here today. The administration as well as the locals heaved a sigh of relief when a team of the Army reached on the spot and declared the bombs dud.
Army officers inspect the bombs in Panchkula on
Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Doctor, wife penalised Rs 5.5 lakh
Chandigarh, July 10
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked Dr Ajit Singh and his wife Kamlesh Kaur to pay Rs 5.5 lakh in compensation for harassment, deficiency in service and unfair trade practice to a Burail resident.

Plots up to 10 marla allowed conversion
Chandigarh, July 10
Plots of up to 10 marla will be allowed conversion under the Industrial Conversion Policy. In a recent development, the Chandigarh administration has decided to extend the benefit to the owners of industrial plots below two kanal.

Private clinics go ungoverned
Chandigarh, July 10
In the absence of a regulatory body for private clinics, patients are at the receiving end. With private healthcare booming in the city, the number of complaints of negligence on their part is also on the rise.

Interview deferred at eleventh hour
Chandigarh, July 10
A large number of candidates who had come for interview for the posts of senior resident doctor and casual medical officer here returned disappointed as the interview was called off at the last moment here today.

Commissioner orders probe
Chandigarh, July 10
A day after a contactor locked XEN Surinder Singh Kandhola along with SDO A.K. Dadwal, placed under suspension after being booked in a corruption case, in the corporation building on Wednesday, MC commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria today ordered an inquiry into the episode.

Seminar on public perception of media
Chandigarh, July 10
As part of the Founders' Day celebrations, the Chandigarh Press Club is organising a two-day seminar on "Public Perception of Media" beginning from July 12. The exercise is to analyse the different developments and trends in the media and allied professions.

NCC cadets plant saplings
Chandigarh, July 10
The NCC unit (air wing) of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-D, observed Paryavaran Divas here yesterday.

IT dept should gear up


Faulty admission process hassles students
Chandigarh, July 10
Unprofessional attitude of the college authorities and faulty admission process are taking their toll on students who are running from pillar to post to get admissions in the colleges of their choice.

Students of MCM DAV College look forward to the new academic session in Chandigarh on Thursday.
BEVY OF BEAUTIES: Students of MCM DAV College look forward to the new academic session in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Day 3: Outstation students throng
city colleges

Chandigarh, July 10
Students from various states thronged college campuses in the city for admissions to various undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses on the third day today.

AIEEE counselling begins
Chandigarh, July 10
The joint counseling for students seeking admission to various engineering courses under the AIEEE began today at Panjab University’s gymnasium hall.

Pay stipend to students: INSO
Chandigarh, July 10
The Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) has demanded the payment of stipend to postgraduate students of pharmacy, who have not received it for the past one year.


Nirmaljit first woman addl judge from Punjab
HC now has a record number of 47 judges
Chandigarh, July 10
Chief Justice Vijender Jain shakes hands with newly-appointed judges after the oath ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Nirmaljit Kaur today became the first woman advocate from Punjab to be elevated as an additional judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Advocates Rajan Gupta, Ajay Tewari, Jatinder Kumar Chauhan and A.G. Masih, were also administered oath by Chief Justice Vijender Jain this afternoon.
Chief Justice Vijender Jain shakes hands with newly-appointed judges after the oath ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Appointment of judges on: CJ
Chandigarh, July 10
The process of appointing judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court is on - at least this is what Chief Justice Vijender Jain has to say. He was talking to The Tribune this afternoon soon after administering oath to five judges, who have been elevated to the Bench.

CBI counsel post falls vacant
Chandigarh, July 10
Pursuant to his elevation as a high court Judge, Justice Rajan Gupta on Thursday submitted his resignation as senior standing counsel for the CBI.

Man acquitted in robbery case
Chandigarh, July 10
After a trial lasting13 years, a local court yesterday acquitted Vishnu Sharma in a case of robbery and possessing an illegal weapon due to lack of evidence. The accused, though, was booked for possessing a pistol that was not mentioned in the FIR that was registered on the complaint of inspector Mani Ram.


7,500 teachers threaten statewide stir
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 10
Aided School Progressive Front of Punjab has decided to launch a stir against the government over non-issuance of salaries to 7,500 teachers in the state. The decision of launching the stir was taken at a state-level executive meeting under the presidentship of Upjit Singh Brar. The front decided to protest against the government if salaries of these teachers from aided schools were not released soon.

TSU protests against CM for not implementing decision
Patiala, July 10
A dharna-cum-protest rally was held by Technical Services Union of Patiala circle
of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in front of 66KV grid station, Rajpura road
here today.

Protest to seek removal of garbage dump
Patiala, July 10
Teachers and students of various schools and colleges situated in Punjabi Bagh area today staged a protest against the municipal authorities demanding quick removal of a garbage dump in the area.

SAD leader urges party to support N-deal
Bassi Pathana, July 10
Harbhajan Singh Chanarthal, a senior SAD leader, has urged SAD high command to support the union government on the nuclear deal issue. He said the nuclear deal was in the interest of the country and particularly for Punjab, which does not have its own resources to generate power.


Embezzlement charges levelled against PU dy director (sports)
Chandigarh, July 10
An office bearer of Ball Badminton Sports Promotion Association Chandigarh (BBSPAC) levelled serious allegations of misappropriation of funds against Dolly Dahiya, deputy director (sports), Panjab University.

Golf: Four Indians among top 10 on Asian Tour
Chandigarh, July 10
Jeev Milkha Singh of Chandigarh, who continues to occupy the second slot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, maintained his recent run of good form by posting his fourth top-10 finish on the European Tour.

APJ Academy clinch Amar memorial trophy
Members of APJ Academy celebrate their victory over Sunny Enclave at PCA stadium in Mohali on Thursday.Mohali, July 10
With his superb 65-run-knock, Sahil enabled APJ Academy to lift the inaugural Sardar Amar Singh Memorial Under-12 Cricket Tournament beating Sunny Enclave team by mere four runs at the PCA Ground 3, here, today.
Members of APJ Academy celebrate their victory over
Sunny Enclave at PCA stadium in Mohali on Thursday.
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mandeep beats Manik in straight sets
Mohali, July 10
In a major upset, unseeded Srijan Uppal from Chandigarh defeated the second seeded Bhavtaranpreet Singh in straight sets 4-2, 4-2 in the boys under 14 age category in the AITA Total Tennis Talent Series being played at Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, here, today.

TT tourney starts today
Chandigarh, July 10
In the 14th edition of Bhawan Vidyalaya and first Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament-2008, which commences at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall, here, tomorrow, over 100 players (men, women, junior boys and junior girls) have confirmed their participation.


Heroin worth Rs 3.5 cr seized
Chandigarh, July 10
In one of the biggest recoveries, the Narcotic Control Bureau seized 3.5 kg of heroin from Sector 51, that was being smuggled here today from other countries.

2 bodies found
Chandigarh, July 10
The body of a newborn was found near a three-storey building in Sector 32 here
this morning.

Youths assault cop
Mohali, July 10
A group of youth allegedly assaulted a traffic cop on duty here last night. According to the police, Sukhdev Raj of the Mohali traffic police was posted at the Phase
IX-X dividing road near the PCA stadium when four men in an Innova car stopped
near him.


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