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Boston Fiasco
HNMUN mail disenchants PU
Chandigarh, March 2
The lackadaisical attitude of the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) has been revealed in its latest email to Panjab University, which states that 73 students represented the PU and, in fact, only one person per delegation had to compulsorily attend the conference.

PU bans foreign trips of students
Chandigarh, March 2
Taking stern view of the Boston incident involving UILS student Nitin Jindal, Panjab University today banned foreign trips of students.

Board exams begin today, Class X students to be graded
Chandigarh, March 2
A few hours from now over 22,000 students in the Chandigarh region will be taking the biggest test of their academic lives, the CBSE boards for classes X and XII. While for class XII the process will be the usual as in preceding years things are going to be a lot more different for class X students.

Road deaths, hooliganism mar Holi
Chandigarh, March 2
Drunken brawls including some incidents of attempted murder, fatal road accidents and rampant traffic violations marked Holi celebrations in the city on Monday.
Students play Holi in Chandigarh on Monday.
RISKY DRIVE: Students play Holi in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Furniture made by Burail jail inmates in demand
Chandigarh, March 2
A life sentence is generally considered to be virtually the end of one’s life. However, Paras Ram, who spent 14 years in the Burail Model Jail here serving the term, has managed to change this perception not only for himself but has also offered a light at the end of the dark tunnel for several other prison inmates.


CISF candidates compete in a physical test in Chandigarh.
CISF candidates compete in a physical test in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Flying to cost 10-15 pc more
Chandigarh, March 2
Be prepared to shell out more for air travel. Flying is all set to get dearer by between 10 per cent and 15 per cent. Airlines and fliers have little to cheer in the Budget.

CHB Scheme For UT Staff
Draw of lots this month
Chandigarh, March 2
The long wait of UT employees seems to be finally over, with the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) gearing up for the draw of lots for its special housing scheme for them.

Maintenance Command chief inspects 3 BRD
Chandigarh, March 2
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command, Air Marshal Pramod Vasant Athawale, arrived on a two-day visit to No. 3 Base Repair Depot here today. He was received by Air Cmde Ravinder Sharma, Air officer Commanding 3 BRD, and senior officials of the Depot.

Neurologist honoured
Chandigarh, March 2
A Padma Bhushan awardee, city-based neurologist Dr Jagjit Chopra has been honoured with lifetime achievement award during a two-day conference on controversies in neurology organised by NeuCom held at Delhi.                                                                        
Jagjit Chopra
Jagjit Chopra

Beopar Mandal Polls
Battle for president’s post begins
Candidates intensify lobbying
Chandigarh, March 2
The battle for the post of president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM), the elections for which are scheduled to be held later this month, has begun with candidates intensifying lobbying in a bid to capture the top post of the trading community in the city.

Holiday at Mauli Jagran today
Chandigarh, March 2
The Chandigarh administration has declared March 3 a weekly holiday under the Factories Act, 1948, at Mauli Jagran.

Mayor: Earmark sites for religious places
Chandigarh, March 2
Mayor Anu Chatrath today demanded the earmarking of sites for religious places in Sectors 48, 49 and 50.

Rain elusive, city warm
Chandigarh, March 2
With rain remain elusive, the city remained warm today. Partially cloudy conditions had built up over the past four days.

Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, March 2
Man Chand, senior bromide paster, The Tribune, retired on February 28, after putting in more than 27 years of service. He joined the institution on 1983.

Bet over beer bottle costs youth life
Panchkula, March 2
Betting over a bottle of beer had cost a youth his life when he drowned in the waters of Tikkar Taal at Morni near here yesterday. However, the body of the deceased, identified as Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Nada village, could not be recovered from the lake till this evening.

Housefed allottees seek joint panel
Mohali, March 2
Members of the Housefed Flat Sangarsh Committee (Sector 79), Mohali, have urged the Punjab Chief Minister to issue directions for setting up of a “joint monitoring committee” to ensure the construction of good quality houses.

Holi revellers get a free run in Mohali
Mohali, March 2
While the Chandigarh police was strict with Holi revellers, those in Mohali had a comparatively better time as most of them found they were able to roam around the town uninterrupted by cops.

Youths violate traffic rules during Holi at Panchkula and Mohali on Monday.
Youths violate traffic rules during Holi at Panchkula and Mohali on Monday. Tribune photos: 
S Chandan and Vicky Gharu

Khushi wins healthy baby contest
Mohali, March 2
Children of various age groups showcased their talent in various competitions organised at Blossom Convent School, Nayagaon.


Datesheets lead to duplication of papers
Schools want answer sheets back
Chandigarh, March 2
City schools have got into the corrective mode after virtual “leak” of Class IX question papers, which happened due to duplication of the papers allotted to various schools due to varied datesheets.

Students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, in a jubilant mood after receiving their awards during the annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, in a jubilant mood after receiving their awards during the annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

St John’s marks inquiry
Asks complainant to report to committee today with documentary evidence
Chandigarh, March 2
St John’s High School, Sector 26, has marked an inquiry into the complaint against art teacher Michaelangelo Francis by a senior PCS official, TK Goyal, father of two students of Class VII.

SD College
PU withdraws affiliation to MCA course
Chandigarh, March 2
Panjab University authorities in a press note issued today stated that after the withdrawal of affiliation to MCA course by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, in GGDSD College, Sector 32, PU had to withdraw the same.

Salaries of contractual teachers doubled
Chandigarh, March 2
In a crucial decision taken today, the UT education department has doubled the salaries of nearly 200 contractual teachers.

Workshop on fibre testing
Chandigarh, March 2
The University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development, PU, organised a one-day workshop on “Fibre and Yarn Testing for Total Quality Management”. The workshop was conducted by Chaaya Verma, assistant professor, department of clothing and textiles, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh.

Doaba colleges ink pact with UK varsity
Chandigarh, March 2
Jasbir Singh Uppal, senior faculty member, Wolverhampton University, UK, visited Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, and made a presentation on ‘Uses of mobile technology for educational purposes’.



A Gypsy (PB11AN-0825) escorting the Ambassador car of the Punjab Chief Engineer leaves the spot after hitting a motorcyclist at Rajpura.
A Gypsy (PB11AN-0825) escorting the Ambassador car of the Punjab Chief Engineer leaves the spot after hitting a motorcyclist at Rajpura. The victim, Sarabjeet Singh, was admitted to hospital. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

CM’s rally leaves commuters stranded
Rajpura/Banur, March 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s rally at Rajpura today left hundreds of passengers and college students high and dry as they failed to get buses.

Students won’t fail in Class V
Ambala, March 2
Bringing cheer to Class V students, the Haryana government has directed primary schools across the state not to fail any student in the annual examination.

Land Acquisition
State govt violating SC decision: BSP leader
Kalka, March 2
The Haryana government is violating the decision of the Supreme Court in land acquisition in Kalka, Pinjore and its vicinity. This was alleged by Vijay Bansal, a local advocate and BSP leader.

Cane charge on partymen
BJP workers protest in Ambala
Ambala, March 2
Bharatiya Janata Party workers, led by local BJP legislator Anil Vij, here today took out a protest march with black badges against the cane charge on their partymen in Chandigarh on February 25 and submitted a memorandum to the district administration.

Gandhi Chowk to be beautified
Kalka, March 2
The local administration has taken initiative to beautify the historic Gandhi Chowk of Kalka. Informing this, SDM Virender Singh Sehrawat said under the project, the administration had decided to renovate the Gandhi Chowk T-point, situated on National Highway-22.

250 get degrees
Bassi Pathana, March 2
The Cordia Group of Institutions, Sanghol, organised its annual convocation on its campus recently.

Graduation ceremony at Ryan school
Patiala, March 2
Ryan International School, Patiala, celebrated its Montessori graduation ceremony. Springles Playway School MD Sunil Panthi, renowned pediatrician, Dr BM Dhir, and municipal committee Commissioner MS Narang were guests of honour on the occasion. The theme of the show was “Rhythm”.

Children receive degrees during the graduation ceremony at Ryan International School in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Children receive degrees during the graduation ceremony at Ryan International School in Patiala on Tuesday.

Youth killed in accident
Kalka, March 2
A 23-year-old boy lost his life in an accident yesterday. According to information, the accident occurred on the same steep stretch on the Kalka-Paploha road where a 52-year-old motorcyclist was hit by a recklessly driven vehicle on February 26 and later died in the PGI on February 28.

Athletics meet
Kalka, March 2
Smt Aruna Asaf Ali Government PG College, Kalka, will organise its 39th annual athletics meet on March 4 and 5.


High Court
Disability Pension
Compensate those invalidated out of service
Chandigarh, March 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled it would be unfair not to compensate Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official “invalidated out of service primarily because of conditions he was placed in, while serving the nation”.

Cash-At-Judge’s Door Scam
Court tells CBI to produce copy of letter
Chandigarh, March 2
The CBI special court today directed the CBI SP to produce a copy of the letter sent by the investigating agency to the Ministry of Personnel and Training for obtaining prosecution sanction from the competent authority in the cash-at-judge’s door case.

Missing Realtor Case
Police submits affidavit for narco test
Panchkula, March 2
Seeking the narco test of the family of Deepak Rai Sagar, a realtor who went missing since June 1, the Panchkula police submitted an affidavit before the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today. The police said narco-analysis test of Samir Saggar and SS Monga, son and son-in-law, respectively, of Deepak was required to know the truth behind his disappearance.

Man gets life term
Chandigarh, March 2
District and sessions judge Kewal Krishan Garg today sentenced Rajiv Kumar, a resident of Bhagalpur, Bihar, to life imprisonment and fined him Rs 15,000 for murdering three persons in 2007.

Man gets 10-year jail
Chandigarh, March 2
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Shekhar Attri today convicted and sentenced Bhagwan Singh to imprisonment of 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him under Section 15 of the NDPS Act.


Newly Wed’s Murder
Husband arrested from Panchkula
Panchkula, March 2
In a case pertaining to the coldblooded murder of a newly wed woman, the Himachal police arrested the husband of the victim from here yesterday. The accused, identified as Simranpal Singh of Ferozepur, allegedly killed his wife Simarjeet Kaur when they were on their honeymoon in Shimla last month.

3 cases of attempt to suicide
Chandigarh, March 2
Three persons allegedly attempted to commit suicide in different parts of the city.

Man arrested with stolen car
Chandigarh, March 2
The police has arrested Sunil Kumar, a resident of Sector 23, after he allegedly stole a Maruti car from Sector 17 here in the wee hours today.

Proclaimed offender arrested
Chandigarh, March 2
The police arrested Vinay Kumar of Phase X at Mohali, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in a cheating case, on February 27.

One held for assault
Panchkula, March 2
The police has arrested Hardev, a resident of Haripur village, for attacking a Majri Chowk resident and injuring him seriously here yesterday. The victim, Nand Lal, has been referred to the PGI by doctors at the General Hospital.

Thieves decamp with jewellery, cash
Mohali, March 2
Thieves decamp with gold jewellery and cash after breaking into a house at Phase VII yesterday.


City to have better facilities for sportspersons
Chandigarh, March 2
In order to provide better facilities to sports enthusiasts, the UT administration has decided to launch a multi-discipline drive to speed up sporting infrastructure in the city.

Sangkhumbi captain of women’s football team
Chandigarh, March 2
Sangkhumbi of Government College, Sector 42, has been named captain of the Chandigarh women football team.

3-month golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, March 2
A three-month golf camp for children in the 6-17 age group will be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club from March 14.

Tickets for IPL matches
Chandigarh, March 2
The website bookmyshow.com today announced that tickets for IPL matches to be held at the PCA stadium in Mohali would be available through select Reebok outlets and local joints in and around the city.


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