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Widening of Kalka Highway
NHAI, admn not in sync

Panchkula, August 25
The verbal instructions given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court judges to the officials of district administration as well as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday to cooperate and finish the pending work on the Pinjore-Kalka highway stretch seem to have proved insufficient. Though the work commenced today, both the administration and the NHAI still differ on the matter.

50 students made to stand for 3 hours
Their fault: They reached school late
Chandigarh, August 25
Around 50 students of Government Model School, Sector 32, here, had a harrowing time today as they were made to stand in the sun for around 3 hours for coming late. The “harsh” act infuriated many parents, who accused the school authorities of “roughing up” their wards. A parent Ravi Kumar Pandey said: “My vehicle broke down in the morning and I had to send my son along with a senior schoolmate. 
Students were sent to their classrooms when a Tribune photographer reached the spot. Photos: Pradeep Tewari Even the girls were not spared the Students were sent to their classrooms
GMS-32 students made to stand in the sun for three hours for coming late Even the girls were not spared the
harsh punishment
Students were sent to their classrooms when a Tribune photographer reached the spot. Photos: Pradeep Tewari

Desis balk at the recipe to impress Singaporeans
Chandigarh, August 25
If your interpretation of ‘Athiti Devo Bhav’ is confined to the traditional ‘tilak’, ‘aarti’ and ‘namaste’, think again as the city education department is all set to add peculiar mannerisms as an important ingredient of the recipe to woo our foreign guests.


Central Status to PU 
Sukhbir fails to make announcement 

Chandigarh, August 25
The hopes of the faculty members, students and the employees of the Panjab University (PU) for the Central status fizzled out today when SAD president and MP Sukhbir Badal did not make any related announcement today.

Punjab to write to Centre
Most likely, the Punjab government will send the much sought after letter regarding Central status to the Panjab University on Tuesday.


The medical strip with six tablets missing Medicine strip sans tablets
Chandigarh, August 25
Have you ever purchased medicine strip without tablets in it? The former joint director, food and civil supplies, the Punjab government, G.S. Chawla, was surprised to purchase a medicine strip - a pack of 10 - with six tablets missing.

The medical strip with six tablets missing. A Tribune photograph

Lifts stuck in PGI, district courts
Chandigarh, August 25
Patients’ attendants at the PGI and advocates at the district courts today had a harrowing time when lifts at the buildings stuck.

Now, pledge your eyes online 
Chandigarh, August 25
The 23rd National Fortnight on Eye Donation was inaugurated at a function held at the Advanced Eye Centre, PGI, here today. The adviser to the administrator, Chandigarh, Pradip Mehra, presided over the function.

SOS to Sonia, PM on GPA regularisation 
Chandigarh, August 25
The administration's reported decision to charge hefty amount for the regularisation of the general power of attorneys (GPAs) of group housing societies has kicked up a storm.

Illegal cabins razed amidst protest
Chandigarh, August 25
A high drama prevailed at a showroom in Sector 22-B when the enforcement staff of the Estate Office tried to demolish cabins erected in violation of rules.

Water tank lying unused for 4 months
People suffer as GMADA, Public Health Dept lock horns
Mohali, August 25
Even as thousands of residents have been suffering due to shortage of water in the summer, water storage tank of 5 lakh gallon capacity has been lying unused for four months following the failure of the Public Health Department to take it over from GMADA.

Shifting of buses after construction of bays
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh Administration will shift the remaining long route buses from Sector 17 Inter state Bus Terminus (ISBT) to the Sector 43 bus stand only after constructing 15 more bays.

Gita Pustak Mela organised
Chandigarh, August 25
The Gita Prachar Samiti organised a Gita Pustak Mela at Gauriya Math Mandir, Sector-20, Chandigarh, Shiv Mandir, Kharar, Santhan Dharam Mandir, Zirakpur & Morinda Anaj Mandi with enthusiasm, today.

2 more of dacoits’ gang held 
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh Police have arrested two more members of the inter-state gang of dacoits and robbers, which was busted on Sunday.

Right time to sow ‘sports culture’


‘Our curriculum is based on concepts’ 
Chandigarh, August 25
“Whichever school you go to, whatever your home background is, we will help you develop your talent. The ladders are steep, but we will provide you many ladders to success and help you climb as high as you can,” said Apollos Induchoodan, vice-principal of Yishun Secondary School, Singapore. Apollos is leading a 34-member delegation, which is here under an education exchange programme. Apollos talked to The Tribune about the hallmarks of an ability-driven phase of education and the teaching methodology in Singapore

Apollos Induchoodan
Apollos Induchoodan

Students from Singapore in a jubilant mood during their visit to Rock Garden, Chandigarh Singapore students visit Rock Garden
Chandigarh, August 25
Students of Yashun Secondary School, Singapore, visited Rock Garden today. A 34-member delegation of the Singapore school, which includes students, teachers and a parent, are in the ciy on an education-exchange programme.

Students from Singapore in a jubilant mood during their visit to Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Advanced diploma in child counselling at home science college
Chandigarh, August 25
To explore the need and significance of family relations and sensitising people to deal effectively with children in different environs, the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, has come out with advanced diploma in Child Guidance and Family Counselling.

Govt to boost education: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, August 25
A sapling-plantation drive was carried out at Panjab University today wherein SAD president and MP Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with vice-chancellor Dr R.C. Sobti, senior university functionaries and students, planted saplings on the campus. State president of the Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) Raju Khanna was also present.

PU Notes
2nd counselling for B.Ed on Aug 29

Chandigarh, August 25
Panjab University to hold second counselling for B. Ed courses being offered by the affiliated colleges. The university would be holding second counselling for all eligible candidates for admission to colleges of education (government and Dev Samaj) and Bramhrishi Yoga Training College of Chandigarh for B. Ed (regular) and B. Ed (yoga regular) on August 29, 2008 at 9 am for general pool and at 1 pm for UT pool, respectively, at Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh against the vacant seats. The details of available vacant seats for different subject combinations are available on the university’s web site.

From Colleges
Seminar on tobacco’s harmful effects 

Chandigarh, August 25
Government College-46 organised a talk on “Effect of Tobacco on health” in the college campus, here, today. Dr. Vineet from department of psychiatry, PGI, was the keynote speaker.

Punjab DPI fined for not giving info
Chandigarh, August 25
Terming the attitude of the director, public instructions (DPI), Punjab, as “defiant”, the Punjab State Information Commission asked it to pay compensation of Rs 5,000 for not furnishing information to a resident of Kharar Om Prakash Aggarwal.


Tipsy girl gives cops the slip
Patiala, August 25
High drama was witnessed in the city today when a young girl in an inebriated condition was chased by the police after she left hotel Jeewan Plaza in the railway crossing No. 22 area.

4 Patiala MC employees hurt as mob turns violent 
Patiala, August 25
Violent clashes rocked the walled city of Patiala when a team of Municipal Corporation (MC) tried to raze an illegal structure in the heavily-populated Lahori Gate area of the town today afternoon.

Pbi varsity gets Rs 81 lakh for physics project
Patiala, August 25
The union government’s department of science and technology has sanctioned Rs 81 lakh for a research project named ‘Preparation of silicon sheets by capillary action shaping technique’ (CAST) for solar cell application to the physics department of Punjabi University, Patiala. This was stated by Dr Tejbir Singh Sandhu of the physics department here today.

Sardool, Noorie attend Big FM’s anniversary celebrations
Patiala, August 25
Presence of renowned Punjabi folk singer couple Sardool Sikandar and Amar Noorie, to mark the first anniversary of the BIG 92.7 FM in Patiala, converted the celebrations into a big event for residents of Patiala today.

A clarification
Patiala, August 25
This is with reference to a news item under headline “Report on irregularities of ex-MCC ready, says mayor”, published in these columns on August 15, 2008. The report had said former municipal commissioner M. P. Arora was "shunted out" from his post due to his alleged differences with the mayor and that a report on alleged irregularities committed by him had been completed.

Tribune Impact
Treasury office at Bassi Pathana soon 

Bassi Pathana, August 25
Following the publication of news item regarding the demand of residents to open sub-treasury office at subdivisional headquarters in The Tribune, Ashok Singla, DC, today directed the local SDM to provide a room in her office and start sub-treasury office.

3 killed in mishap
Ropar, August 25
Three persons, including two women, were killed in an accident on the Nawanshahr road near Matton village today.

3 youths snatch bag containing Rs 1.8 lakh 
Zirakpur, August 25
Three unidentified youths snatched a bag from a businessman while he was closing his shop late last night.


Consumer gets relief for defective lamp
Chandigarh, August 25
Vardhmaan Steel Industries in the Industrial Area has been directed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to refund Rs 166 for a defective brass lamp. The company has also been directed to pay Rs 550 as cost of litigation.


Kang all set for Northern India Amateur Golf
Chandigarh, August 25
Harjinder Singh Kang, fifth ranked in the order of merit, will lead the Chandigarh challenge in the LG Northern India Amateur tomorrow when the cream of the country's amateur talent will tee off on the greens of the Delhi Golf Club.

Rural games still a hit with villagers
A kabaddi match in progress during the two-day Annual Rural Sports Meet at Guru Daronacharya Stadium, Dadu MajraChandigarh, August 25
Games like kabaddi, wrestling and kho-kho may not be popular in urban areas, but people in rural areas still enjoy them. The presence of more than 10,000 spectators at Guru Dronacharya Stadium in Dadu Majra to enjoy the two-day Annual Rural Sports Meet yesterday was a testimony to the fact.

A kabaddi match in progress during the two-day Annual Rural Sports Meet at Guru Daronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

DPS, Mount Carmel, Ryan in semis 
Chandigarh August 25
Hosts St Xavier's High School of Panchkula went down fighting to Mount Carmel of Chandigarh in a tie-breaker by 3-4 in the quarterfinal of the 2 nd Chairman's Cup Soccer Tournament being organised by St Xavier's High School, Panchkula, at the Satluj Public School ground today at Sector 4, Panchkula.



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