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HC notice to Dhillon for cancelling bail
Says lawlessness in PU can’t be tolerated
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that lawlessness will not be tolerated on the Panjab University campus.

NCB Investigation
CBI men, too, shielding peddlers
Chandigarh, July 14
The ongoing investigation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in sale of drugs in the city has unearthed a rather dangerous nexus between peddlers and officials of not only the Chandigarh and Punjab police but also of the CBI.

17 pc rise in AIDS cases in UT
Chandigarh, July 14
There has been an alarming increase in the number of HIV positive cases and AIDS patients in Chandigarh. The disease has claimed three lives till June this year compared with 13 deaths in 2007 in all.

Birds wait for their food at Sukhna Lake.
FACING THE TIDE: Birds wait for their food at Sukhna Lake. — Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan


Karandeep triumphs in N. Carolina golf tourneyKarandeep Kochhar with the winner and runner-up trophies he won in two 9-10 age-group tournaments held in North Carolina last week.
Chandigarh, July 14
Karandeep is barely nine. But at such a tender age, he has made a mark for himself clinching the 9-10 age group title in the Coastal Junior Golf Tour held on the greens of the Beau Rivage Resort Golf Course at Wilmington in North Carolina last week.

Karandeep Kochhar with the winner and runner-up trophies he won in two 9-10 age-group tournaments held in North Carolina last week. — Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan


Row with Xen
Register case against contractor, says MC secy
Chandigarh, July 14
P. K. Sharma, secretary, municipal corporation, today submitted his report to the commissioner recommending registration of a criminal case against the contractor for detaining and causing obstruction in the official duties of Xen, electricity, last week.

SSA teachers protest education department’s moveThe SSA teachers hold a protest rally against the education department in Chandigarh on Monday.
Chandigarh, July 14
Over 100 Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers today conducted a protest rally against the move of the Chandigarh education department to forfeit the salary during the summer vacations’ period and imposition of a new contract.

The SSA teachers hold a protest rally against the education department in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Himanshu

Infant dies due to docs’ ‘negligence’
Chandigarh, July 14
Four months old Anchal lost her life today, not because of any life-threatening disease or incurable ailment but dehydration.

A file picture of a Nag missile on display at a Def-Expo in New Delhi Nag to have air-launched version
Chandigarh, July 14
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is now developing an air-launched version of the Nag anti-tank missile. The user trials of the convectional ground-launched version of this missile are expected to be over this year.

A file picture of a Nag missile on display at a Def-Expo in New Delhi

Potential for Indo-Canadian research ties
Chandigarh, July 14
A special lecture was organised by the Canadian Studies Centre, Panjab University, on “Canada-India Research Partnerships in the Field of Justice, Public Safety and Human Rights” by Prof Yvon Dandurand, associate vice-president, Research and Graduate Studies, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Mining Safety
‘Change in mindset needed’
Chandigarh, July 14
A week-long workshop on Mining Safety: EU Asia Coal Mining Industry Collaborations began at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) in association with United Kingdom’s Venture East Consulting Limited (VEC) today.

Hasselblad’s H3DII-50 e wild wild web
Now, 50 megapixel camera
We hadn't heard much from Hasselblad since their last release - the H3DII-39 (a 39-megapixel camera) - but we know the big guns here relax a while, and so here they are.

                                 Hasselblad’s H3DII-50 

All about e-mail spam
If you have an e-mail account, you must be receiving a lot of spam messages, a majority of which would not come to your mail boxes as on the basis of your instruction, the Internet service provider (ISP) must have redirected such mail to the ‘spam box’ automatically.

80-yr-old scholar translating Pranami scriptureDr Rajkumar Arora
Chandigarh, July 14
The Pranami faith that originated around 300 years ago in Jamnagar, spreading all over Gujarat, then the entire country, Nepal and other countries as well, still has a long way to go to make its presence felt in a big way.                                                            
Dr Rajkumar Arora 

MC responsible for negligence: GMADA
Mohali, July 14
Officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today clarified that the authority was in no way responsible for the negligence that had led to the death of a five-year-old boy, Arjun, due to a snakebite in Phase XI yesterday.

Hi-tech check posts for Mohali dist
Mohali, July 14
Six computerised inter-state check posts will be set up in Mohali district sites for which are being identified by a five-member committee. The six sites will be located around Kharar or Balongi, Zirakpur, Lalru, Mohali, Mullanpur and Lakhnour and were likely to be finalised by this week-end.

Dilip RamDevi Ram Bodies of father, son retrieved from khud
Panchkula, July 14
The bodies of Devi Ram (70) and his son Dilip Ram (24), who were washed away in the Kwach khud near Baraotiwala on Saturday evening, were recovered today.

Thefts on the rise in Ram Darbar
Chandigarh, July 14
If the allegations of commercial plot owners of Ram Darbar are to be believed, the UT police has failed to curb the increasing incidents of theft in the area.

Doon is SP, Traffic
Chandigarh, July 14
Hardeep Singh Doon has been appointed as the Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Chandigarh.

CTCC office-bearers appointed
Chandigarh, July 14
President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee B.B. Bahl today appointed office-bearers in addition to already appointed ones.

EC at it again
Chandigarh, July 14
Long infamous for bloomers, the Election Commission of India is at it again. This time it has erred in case of the photo identity card of Gurdip  Singh, a resident of  Khijargarh in Rajpura tehsil  of Patiala district.

Power shutdown
Power supply will be suspended on Tuesday to parts of Sector 45-A, 44-B, 18, 2 and Burail from 10 am to 3 pm and to parts of Dadumajra colony and motor market Sector 38 (West) from 9 am to 5 pm


Class XI Admissions
Counselling concludes
Chandigarh, July 14
Around 1,264 students with compartment cases were admitted to Class XI today, which was the last day of counselling for admission. The counselling was held at GMSSS-10.

Richa Gupta stood first in the B.Ed (Regular Chandigarh Colleges) Entrance Examination, 2008, by securing 55.75 per cent marks. The exam was conducted by PU.
Richa Gupta stood first in the B.Ed (Regular Chandigarh Colleges) Entrance Examination, 2008, by securing 55.75 per cent marks. The exam was conducted by PU.

Central University Status
Professor resents slow pace of file work
Chandigarh, July 14
On the 99th day of the continuous agitation for the central university status for Panjab University, a large number of teachers and students from the departments of political science, philosophy, UIET, library science and sociology sat on the relay fast.

Vocational courses for EWS
Chandigarh, July 14
To make the persons belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) self-reliant, the Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Chandigarh, has initiated more than 20 vocational courses commencing from this session.

PU Notes
UIFTVD invites applications
Chandigarh, July 14
University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFTVD), Panjab University, has invited fresh applications for admission to the first semester of the five-year integrated BSc and MSc.

School of pharmacy opens at Rajpura
Chandigarh, July 14
The Swift Fundamental Research and Education Society (SFRES), promoted by the Ind-Swift Pharmaceutical Group, has established the Swift School of Pharmacy and Swift School of Nursing at Rajpura, near here.


HC stays operation of order passed by CAT
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of an order passed by the Chandigarh-Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) allocating Haryana cadre to 1993-batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Dheeraj Gupta.

GPO to pay Rs 2,000 for postal delay
Chandigarh, July 14
A monetary compensation may not be the answer to the woes of a 22-year-old MBA aspirant, who, thanks to the callous attitude of the postal department, missed appearing in the Management Aptitude Test. The consumer court’s order in his case today has vindicated his stand.


A police team with thieves in Ambala City on Monday. Gangs of thieves busted
Ambala, July 14
The Ambala police has claimed to have solved a number of theft cases with the arrest of two gangs of thieves here today.
The police also claimed to have foiled another burglary attempt that the accused had allegedly planned.

A police team with thieves in Ambala City on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Residents voice water woes
Bassi Pathana, July 14
Hundreds of residents here today lodged a protest against the non-availability of drinking water and power in the town for the past many days. They raised slogans against the government.

Eco-drive takes off at Pbi varsityPunjabi University VC Dr Jaspal Singh plants a sapling on the campus in Patiala on Monday.
Patiala, July 14
Punjabi University’s vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh launched a “pro-environment, anti-pollution” drive on the university campus here today. As a first step in the direction of making the campus a pollution-free zone, the VC led a 17-member team of the newly-created Punjabi University Environment Society and planted 35 gulmohar plants.

Punjabi University VC Dr Jaspal Singh plants a sapling on the campus in Patiala on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Child raped
Patiala, July 14
An unidentified man raped a two-and-a-half-year old girl child of a migrant labourer near Budda Dal School, Samana, early this morning.

Shiv Sena activists block traffic in Balongi area near sales tax barrier.
Shiv Sena activists block traffic in Balongi area near sales tax barrier. — A Tribune photograph

Declare stocks, DC tells traders
Ambala, July 14
To prevent hoarding of five essential commodities, the state government has promulgated a control order regarding declaration of stocks under Clause 10 of the Haryana Prevention of Hoarding and Maintenance of Quality Order 1977.

Booking docs in criminal cases contempt of SC ruling: IMA
Patiala, July 14
“Registration of criminal cases against doctors, under Section 304-A of the IPC for alleged criminal negligence during treatment or under Section 302 for murder, under public pressure is a mockery of law and it amounts to the contempt of the ruling of the Supreme Court of India which has clearly ordered that the police can register criminal cases for negligence against doctors only after completing inquiry and seeking opinion of medical experts,” said Indian medical association (IMA) doctors at an emergency meeting held here today.


AITA: Ajay topples Ankit
Chandigarh, July 14
Today was a day marked with major upsets in the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here, as many seeded players saw defeat at the hands of unseeded ones.

Cricket Tourney
Sunny shines in Panchkula win
Chandigarh, July 14
A magnificent unbeaten century by Sunny Sharma (140 of just 104 balls with 14 fours and 8 sixes) enabled Panchkula to defeat Ambala by 89 runs in Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship played for Pataudi Trophy being conducted by Haryana Cricket Association at JR Institute of Cricket Technology (Barwala), Panchkula, today.

Players for Punjab Athletics C’ship selected
Mohali, July 14
The District Athletics Association, SAS Nagar, has selected the following athletes to represent Mohali district in the 84th Punjab Athletics Championship to be held at Punjabi University, Patiala, from July 19 to 21.

Badminton coach honoured
Chandigarh, July 14
City-based Surinder Mahajan, badminton coach of Sports Authority of India posted at NIS, Patiala, was honoured with Knight of Sports award at Czech Republic.


Health camp for sweepers
Chandigarh, July 14
The municipal corporation today organised a free health camp for sweepers at the Sector 17 Central State Library here. A team of doctors from the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) conducted the check-up.


Mohit, Ravi and Sanjay in police custody. Three held for faking a snatching
Chandigarh, July 14
Mohit Gautam, a resident of Sector 29, and Sanjay and Ravi, both of Ram Darbar, were arrested today on charges of misleading the police by faking a snatching.

Mohit, Ravi and Sanjay in police custody. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 

Khoya seized
Mohali, July 14
Officials of the health department seized ‘patisa’ and ‘khoya’ from Jagatpura village and Zirakpur today.

Man held with pistol
Zirakpur, July 14
The police today arrested Pardeep, a resident of Saharanpur, and seized a countrymade pistol with cartridges from his possession.

PO arrested after 3 years
Panchkula, July 14
The police arrested a proclaimed offender involved in the violence following the Gohana arson three years ago here last night.


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