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Gallantry Quota Admission
PU responsible for lapses: HC

Chandigarh, October 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held Panjab University responsible for lapses in admission to engineering colleges, where the son of an Army officer was not granted admission to a local engineering college under the gallantry awards quota, even though his father had been awarded the Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation for gallantry.

GPA holders’ SOS to Pawan Bansal
Chandigarh, October 26
Irked at the apathetic attitude of the bureaucracy towards their genuine demand of formulating a "people-friendly" transfer policy, over 15,000 GPA holders in the group housing societies in the city have sent an SOS to the minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal to intervene in the matter.

Gold magic fails this Dhanteras
Chandigarh, October 26
Not many people bought gold on Dhanteras today even as the demand for silver increased manifold. Since a large number of people burnt their fingers in the stock market meltdown, no brisk buying of gold was seen. Also, people are anticipating a further dip in gold prices.

48-yr-old Zirakpur woman killed in accident
Panchkula, October 26
Diwali festivities turned tragic for a Zirakpur family when a water tanker knocked down a scooter, killing 48-year-old Kamlesh on the spot. Sonia, the victim’s daughter who was riding pillion, escaped with minor injuries.

36 senators nominated by Panjab varsity chancellor
Chandigarh, October 26
The chancellor of Panjab University has exercised an appreciable balance in the representation of the Senate by including leading personalities in his list of 36 nominations.



Overloaded buses go unchecked

Transport authorities, CTU shrug off responsibility
Chandigarh, October 26
The local buses of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) can be seen running on the city roads with overloaded passengers. Neither CTU nor the State Transport Authority has taken any effective steps to control the menace.

Tips for safe Diwali
Chandigarh, October 26
As the city prepares to immerse itself in the Diwali revelry, experts have warned that people should take extra care while bursting crackers. Doctors say they invariably get cases of people with burns, eye injuries and hearing problems the day after Diwali, because the dos and don'ts are not followed.

Coop societies registrar accused of dilly-dally
Probe into misappropriation
Mohali, October 26
Members of the Madanpur Cooperative House Building Society, Chapparchiri Kalan, have accused the office of the registrar cooperative societies of dilly-dallying on the inquiry into alleged misappropriation and irregularities committed by the managing committee of the society.

Slaughterhouse Waste Disposal
Biogas plant inaugurated
Chandigarh, October 26
A biomethanation gas plant meant for the disposal of slaughterhouse waste was today inaugurated in industrial area, Phase I. Union minister of state for finance and parliamentary affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurated the plant.

Virtuosos cast spell
Chandigarh, October 26
A session of vocal recital by Pune-based celebrated classical music icon Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and flute recital by melody maestro Ravinder Singh provided the grand finale to the Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan at Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Kirana gharana flutist Ravinder Singh presents classical music recital at Randhawa Auditorium in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Kirana gharana flutist Ravinder Singh presents classical music recital at Randhawa Auditorium in Chandigarh

City Scope
This real estate business
Though I'm not the "page 3" kind (no offence meant to those who are) and strictly avoid such social get-togethers, I made an exception this weekend. The mood at the otherwise lively party was no different from the general negative sentiment prevailing in the market and whatever was discussed ultimately ended up in a conversation on the global meltdown, the crashing Sensex.

Life guards patrol the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
Life guards patrol the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Photo: Vinay Malik

Sec 144 imposed on cyber cafés
Panchkula, October 26
Deputy commissioner Rajender Kataria has ordered imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC on the functioning of cyber cafés in the district. The order will remain in force for two months up to December 23.

Gas plant opened at Ind Area
Chandigarh, October 26
A biomethanation gas plant meant for disposal of slaughter house waste was inaugurated at the slaughter house in Industrial Area, Phase I, today. The plant was inaugurated by union minister of state for finance and parliamentary affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal.


From Schools & Colleges
Chinese delegation visits Paragon
Mohali, October 26
A four-member team of senior officials from the embassy of China, headed by Xie Fei, cultural counsellor, visited Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, in connection with the selection of a dance team, which will represent India at the Beijing International Dance Festival.


Cracker injuries: 50 pc victims onlookers, says expert
Patiala, October 26
About fifty per cent of the people injured by crackers are onlookers or those passing by and majority of the injured are kids or young adults.

Pbi varsity to institute fellowship after Prof Pritam Singh
Patiala, October 26
Punjabi University, Patiala, will institute a fellowship to be named after Professor Pritam Singh, a noted litterateur, who died here yesterday.

Ropar Heritage Fest
College students vie for top honours
Ropar, October 26
A large number of college students participated in different competitions during a youth festival held as part of the Ropar Heritage Festival on the fifth day today.

Pay Panel
Doctors’ body demands early report
Patiala, October 26
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has appealed to the Punjab government to seek the 5th Punjab Pay Commission’s report at the earliest to ensure its implementation before the notification of Parliament elections which may be issued in mid-December if elections are scheduled for February next year.

Residents forced to consume muddy water
Patiala, October 26
The residents of the Rajpura Colony here are forced to consume muddy water for the past one month with the authorities concerned failing to look into the matter.

Woman, son burnt alive
Patiala, October 26
A woman and her son were burnt alive when their room was torched by some unidentified people here today. Teertha Devi (62) and her Hemant (26) were burnt alive in Govind Bagh Colony on the Rajpura road here early this morning.

One held for sexual harassment
Ropar, October 26
The Ropar police today booked Pradeep Kumar Sharma, deployed as project coordinator of Sarv Siksha Abhiyan in Morinda, for sexually harassing and torturing a 22-year-old girl.


Rs 2.8 lakh withdrawn on fake sign
Chandigarh, October 26
The police booked Deepak Rana, a resident of Sector 23, on the charge of cheating.  According to police sources, Rana had transferred Rs 2.80 lakh from IDBI Bank, Sector 8, to Bank of Baroda, Sector 17, by putting fake signature.

Biker hurt in accident
Chandigarh, October 26
A Santro car (CH-03-D-1031) driven by Vijay Kumar, a resident of Baltana, hit motorcyclist Abhishek, a resident of Ram Darbar, near Industrial Area-II at 2.30 pm yesterday.

Rape accused escapes from police custody
Mohali, October 26
Gurvinder Singh, who was arrested on Saturday on the charge of raping his 15-year-old niece, managed to flee from the Matour police station, here tonight. According to police sources, the accused befooled the sentry on some pretext and ran away from the police station.


Open Skating Carnival
Aryan skates to glory
Panchkula, October 26
Various events, including road race, rink race-II, hockey matches and roll ball, were held during the 3rd Open Skating Carnival that concluded at DC Model School, Sector 7, here today.
The final match of the junior boys roller hockey in progress between Blue Bird School and Manav Mangal School at Open Skating Carnival at Sector 7, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The final match of the junior boys roller hockey in progress between Blue Bird School and Manav Mangal School at Open Skating Carnival at Sector 7, Panchkula


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