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PU Syndicate Meeting
Admission ban on ayurvedic college
Notice served for irregularities
Chandigarh, March 21
Sri Dhanwanatry Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Sector 46, is being issued a show-cause notice for the irregularities found in its functioning during the inspection by the university committee team. This was decided at the Syndicate meeting held today at Panjab University.

Family booked for duping 24
Panchkula, March 21
The avarice to get hefty interest on their amount cost 24 persons dearly when a resident of Gurukul Colony fled the town after collecting at least Rs 20 lakh from them.

World Forestry Day
City not so green after all
Chandigarh, March 21
While the Chandigarh administration brags about its “extensive” green cover, the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun, the nodal agency that calculates the forest and tree cover of all cities, feels otherwise. Also, a question mark has been raised on the “Greening Action Plan 2008” announced by the administration in March last year, as even after a lapse of one year the administration’s claim to ensure proper pest control, removal of concrete/cemented area around all trees and environmentally friendly vermi-composting of dry leaves have yet to be materialised.


EARLIER STORIES

SE Retention
UT, PSEB at loggerhead
Chandigarh, March 21
The UT administration and the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) are on collision course over the retention of Surinder Pal, Superintending Engineer (SE) in the electricity department, who has already been promoted as the chief engineer by the board.


COMMUNITY

Allottees stage dharna outside GMADA office
Seek probe into lost documents
Mohali, March 21
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, Sectors 76-80, have demanded a high-level probe into the alleged disappearance of vital documents from the files of persons who had purchased plots allotted in the reserved categories even as they staged a dharna outside the office of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority here today demanding an early draw of lots for the remaining plots.

1 TIMER
Parties’ performance sole criterion
Shweta I believe the candidate should be judged on the past records and the commitments made vis-à-vis promises fulfilled should be verified. The only way to check a party’s performance is to see how many promises fulfilled. To check if the party deserves to come back, this needs to be seen.

Building Violations
Admn officials entered school without permission
Chandigarh, March 21
The management of Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-A, today clarified that the officials of sub divisional Office (SDO), Buildings, yesterday, barged into the school premises without giving any prior intimation.

Control misuse through SMS: CEC
Chandigarh, March 21
The Election Commission of India has given specific instructions to control misuse of slander and defamation campaigns by using the bulk SMS facility, the CEO said here today.

Candidates out to woo voters
Chandigarh, March 21
Promising them “moon”, BSP candidate for Chandigarh parliamentary seat Harmohan Dhawan today paid a visit to Ram Darbar colony.

City keeps date with rain
Chandigarh, March 21
The city recorded of 9.6 mm rainfall in the first fortnight of March as against the average rainfall of 36.1 mm in the previous years. As per the records of the Met department, the city has not even recorded the average rainfall since January in the current year.

PCR’s preparedness reviewed
Chandigarh, March 21
A meeting of the Chandigarh Police was held today to assess the law and order situation in the city for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Electoral rolls to carry voters’ photos
Chandigarh, March 21
To minimise the chance of bogus voting in the forthcoming general election, the electoral rolls will carry the photographs of all electors. The photo electoral rolls, as they are now called, will be used in all parliamentary constituencies across India, including Chandigarh.

IT Survey
Undisclosed income worth Rs 10 cr unearthed
Chandigarh, March 21
Surveys conducted by the income tax department in a group of cases, which is dealing with manufacturing of seats and suspension of buses as well as trading and manufacturing of AC and auto components yesterday, unearthed undisclosed income of Rs 10 crore today.

Nritya sammelan concludes
Shubha Mudgal performs at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, March 21
The classical vocalist, Shubha Mudgal, and renowned exponent of Bharatnatyam Rama Vaidyanathan treated the audience with Bharatnatyam, full of lyrical depth, grace and divine magic, on the concluding day of the 39th All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theatre here today. Shubha Mudgal commenced her vocal recital with ‘Raga Chhaya Nat’ with an introductory alaap with a skilled manipulation of the deep resonant voice and a play of imagination. The most memorable concert gave a complete index of the acclaimed versatility and capability of maestro Shubha Mudgal.

Shubha Mudgal performs at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

After rethink, GCM holds Col guilty of hitting junior
Chandigarh, March 21
Revising its earlier findings, a general court martial (GCM) has held the commandant of an armoured regiment guilty of using criminal force on a subordinate officer and have awarded him severe reprimand.

Punjab, UT women staff hold rally
Chandigarh, March 21
The women wing of the Joint Action Committee, Punjab and UT Employees, yesterday held a rally against the Punjab Government demanding immediate implementation of the fifth pay commission report.

EDUCATION

Tribune Impact
St Kabir student promoted
Chandigarh, March 21
The Class IX student who was allegedly detained by St Kabir School, Sector 26, for not securing 50 per cent, although the required ICSE requisite is 45 per cent, has been granted promotion following the news published in these columns.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

20 hurt as two buses collide
Ambala, March 21
As many as 20 passengers were injured when two buses — one of the Himachal Roadway Transport Corporation (HRTC) and the other of the Haryana Roadways (HR) — collided head-on on the GT road, near Ambala Cantonment, this morning.

Seminar on breast-feeding
Patiala, March 21
Dr A.S. Sekhon, dean of the Gian Sagar group of institutions and principal of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, yesterday said the breast-feeding marked the beginning of mother-infant relationship.

24-yr-old man murdered in Pinjore
Kalka, March 21
A 24-year-old man was brutally murdered in Pinjore block last night. According to information, body of Mahesh Kumar Chandel, a resident of Bilaspur, was recovered from Sukho Majri village near Pinjore adjacent to the National Highway-21-A this morning.

Six booked for family clash
Lalru, March 21
The police today booked six persons in a yesterday’s clash between the family members on the issue of children fighting in Malakpur village. According to police sources, on the complaint of Baljit Singh, the case has been registered against Harnek Singh, Gurbhag Singh, Ram Karan, Amrik Singh, Muluk Raj and Ram Asare. All the suspects are still absconding.

Train runs over 200 head of sheep
Ambala, March 21
A herd of around 200 sheep were run over by a train on the Ambala-Rajpura rail section near Ambala City today evening.

COURTS

Saji Mohan’s remand extended
Chandigarh, March 21
Judicial Magistrate Sumit Ghai today extended the police remand of former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) director and IPS officer Saji Mohan by one day. The officer entered the district courts complex dressed in a blue shirt and cream trousers amidst tight security.


Saji Mohan being produced in the District Courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

8,000 get relief in lok adalat
Chandigarh, March 21
Lok adalat organised at the District Courts today brought relief to 8,000 litigants whose traffic challans were disposed of at district courts. The courts were flooded with thousands of litigants who queued outside the tents wherein the courts were taking up challans.

CRIME

Man booked for abduction
Chandigarh, March 21
The police has booked Balbir Singh of Battiae village of Hanumangarh for allegedly abducting the daughter of a Mauli Jagran resident on March 14.

Mohali Murder
Police questions victim’s kin
Mohali, March 21
In connection with the murder of 34-year-old Sameer Vats, the Mohali police today started questioning the family members of the deceased.

Clash leaves four hurt
Zirakpur, March 21
Tension prevailed when eight youths allegedly clashed with each other in Hem Vihar at Baltana village here late evening.

SPORTS

Second leg of SJOBA rally flagged off
Chandigarh, March 21
The second leg of the 22nd SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally 2009 was flagged off from St. John’s School, Sector 26, here today. The first to roll out at 7 am were the rallyists in the Challenge Rally in which 32 gypsies and cars are competing. Interestingly, Team 11, whose Gypsy had overturned yesterday in the Super Special Stage, were full of energy, as they were flagged off. In the bikes category, 23 participants were flagged off.

The 22nd SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally 2009 was flagged off from St. John’s School, Sector 26, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Tennis
Yong-Kyu Lim emerges winner
Chandigarh, March 21
Sixth seeded Korean Davis Cupper Yong-Kyu Lim snuffed out the challenge of second seeded Adam Kellner of Hungary in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in the singles final of the $ 15,000 ITF Men’s Futures at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday.


 



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