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Rodrigues’ charity trips govt schools
Principals scratch head over bill adjustment
Chandigarh, March 29
The much-publicised charity campaign spearheaded by former Punjab governor-cum-UT administrator SFS Rodrigues and his wife between October and December last year has left many city government schools in a dilemma over adjusting the bills of its ‘goodies distribution’ functions in their accounts.




Daughter of ex-IAS officer found hanging at home
Chandigarh, March 29
Shruti Kumar, the 26-year-old daughter of a former senior Haryana IAS officer, Shushil Kumar, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Sector 7 home here this morning. Though no suicide note was found, the police said preliminary investigations suggested it was a case of suicide.

Cement Scam
MC in a bind; wants admn to probe
Chandigarh, March 29
After hours of discussion, the MC today asked the Chandigarh Administration for an independent inquiry into the cement scam that hogged the headlines recently.

UT bites off more than it can chew
Chandigarh, March 29
Conceived to be a part of the social commitment and free prime commercial land worth hundreds of crores of rupees from the clutches of illegal squatters, the ambitious Rs 1,187-crore slum rehabilitation project appears doomed from the start. With this, Chandigarh’s dream of being slum free may not be realised with the otherwise much-publicised slum rehabilitation policy of the Chandigarh administration under which around 23,841 families are to be rehabilitated.

PU leaders in haste to woo
Students protest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, March 29
They came in swanky SUVs, adorning flashy sunglasses and metal bracelets, raised a slogan or two against the authorities to grab media attention and then quickly entered into an agreement with the Dean, Student Welfare, just as he reached the spot to pacify them.

Students protest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph


CAT setback for quota candidates
Relaxed standards mean ineligibility for promotion to open posts
Chandigarh, March 29
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today said the SC/ ST candidates who qualified the departmental examination with relaxed standards would not be eligible for promotion against unreserved vacancies.

Course captain IPS Mann makes a point as golf icon Jeev Milkha Singh (extreme right) has a feel of the greens at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. Upkeep of golf course
Jeev for five-year plan
Chandigarh, March 29
Jeev Milkha Singh, the highest-placed Indian on the world golf rankings, feels the Chandigarh Golf Club course needs a professional golf agency on a long-term contract to get the course back on track.

Course captain IPS Mann makes a point as golf icon Jeev Milkha Singh (extreme right) has a feel of the greens at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. Also in the picture is club president BS Gill. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Haemophilia patients have reason to cheer
Chandigarh, March 29
The blood bank at the PGI here is all set to commence the facility for processing cryoprecipitate from blood. There is an acute shortage of cryoprecipitate required for patients with haemophilia (PHWs).

Registration of conveyance deed
Casual approach of officials annoys plot holders
Mohali, March 29
At the office of the sub-registrar, Mohali, it was a day of harassment for hundreds of GMADA plot holders, including some senior citizens, who waited for the entire day for their turn to get their conveyance deed (CD) registered. As per the special waiver by the Punjab Government, the last date to get the CDs registered is March 31.

Hostage Drama
Powermen to protest against district admn
Panchkula, March 29
Piqued over the indifferent attitude of the district administration and the police, the powermen in the city have decided to protest against the non-registration of cases in the Saketri episode.

5-day Bharat Nirman campaign begins
Panchkula, March 29
The success of centrally sponsored schemes depends upon the role of the state government and the people and the state government was implementing all schemes efficiently.

Molestation Case
Psychologists step in
Chandigarh, March 29
The case of alleged molestation of a BA-II student of Government College, Sector 46, by her music lecturer took an interesting turn today, with UT higher education department seeking professional assistance from psychologists to assist in the enquiry after the alleged victim joined the enquiry.

4 students get scholarship worth Rs 36,000
Patiala, March 29
Youth Welfare Department of Punjabi University organised its annual prize distribution function at the Kala Bhawan in university to honour its students, who brought laurels at zonal, north zone and All-India Inter-University youth festivals.

PUTAS’s bulletin draws flak
Chandigarh, March 29
The bulletin released by the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) last week is raising many eyebrows.

Theatre fest kicks off
Chandigarh, March 29
The first-ever theatre fest “Spandan” organised by the dramatics club of PEC University of technology kicked off here today.

Goal to eradicate polio by year-end, says Rotary head
Chandigarh, March 29 Nearly 20 years after an Indian became the president of Rotary International, one of the oldest NGO’s of the world, Kalyan Banerjee of Vapi, Gujarat, has brought back the glory by becoming the third Indian to be get the same post. 


Career Advancement Scheme
PU’s go-ahead to promotions
Chandigarh, March 29
Fine imposed on more than 50 colleges affiliated to Panjab University has been reduced by 33 per cent of the initial penalty imposed by the university. The decision was taken at the university Syndicate meeting here today.

Biological Sciences
Innovations by young researchers
Chandigarh, March 29
Stating that recent advancements in biology have opened up new avenues for research in providing medical relief, Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti inaugurated the two-day national conference on advances in biological sciences here today.


Bridging academics-industry divide
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 29
The department of management studies of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College today unveiled a “Case Development Initiative”.

Nagar panchayat status for Lalru
Dera Bassi, March 29
Lalru has received the status of a nagar panchayat with the release of notification of the state government’s department of local government.

105 fake watches seized
Dera Bassi, March 29
The police has arrested a Delhi resident who was involved in the sale of duplicate watches. The accused has been identified as Arun Kumar. The police has also seized 105 duplicate watches from the custody of the accused.

SBoP to accept online taxes
Bassi Pathana, March 29
The local branch of the State Bank of Patiala would accept the income tax, service tax and other payments through online Internet banking and other delivery channels and the customers should take the benefit of this facility.

Rollback of power hike
Rice millers welcome govt’s decision
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 29
A meeting of the Punjab Rice Millers Association was held today at Sirhind wherein the members of the association welcomed the Punjab Government’s decision to take back the increased rates of power.

15-hr power cuts irk Kalka residents
Kalka, March 29
With the rising of mercury, the residents of Kalka, Pinjore and hundreds of its adjoining villages are infuriated over the unscheduled, long power cuts and erratic power supply in the area.

Man booked for killing brother
Ambala, March 29
The Mahesh Nagar police today registered a case of murder against Dev Kumar on a complaint filed by Bala Devi, a resident of Saphera village.


21 HJC workers granted bail
Chandigarh, March 29
A local court today granted bail to 21 members of the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), who were allegedly involved in violence, after they furnished bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each.

Fine slapped
Chandigarh, March 29
Chief justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice Jasbir Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 each on secretary in the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development and the All India Technical Education Council for not filing the reply to a writ petition.


Two held for thrashing cop
Chandigarh, March 29
Two Mohali residents allegedly thrashed a Chandigarh Police head constable and two home guard volunteers at a naka on the road separating Sectors 25 and 38.

‘Missing’ Answersheets
Police suspects internal politics
Chandigarh, March 29
A day after the Government Model Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, received its “missing” answersheets through a mail, the UT police initiated its inquiry into the case.

Mutilated body of woman found
Chandigarh, March 29
The mutilated body of an unidentified woman, appearing to be in her mid-forties, was found near the Chandigarh-Ghaggar railway track here this evening.

Widow commits suicide
Zirakpur, March 29
A 30-year-old widow, Seema Bassi, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the hook of a ceiling fan at Harmilap Nagar, Baltana, here today.

Speed thrills, but kills
One biker dead, other behind bars
Chandigarh, March 29
Reckless driving cut short a promising career when a 22-year-old MBA student and only son of his parents lost his life in a high-speed collision between two motorcycles on the road separating Sectors 42 and 43 here this afternoon.


Punjab, Jharkhand in final
Players in action during a match at Sector 18 stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, March 29
AG Punjab scraped past a spirited Orissa 2-0 to storm into the final of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department’s Inter-Zonal Hockey Tournament at the Sector-18 stadium here today.

Players in action during a match at Sector 18 stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photo

Saupin Fighters sneak past LIC Juniors
Chandigarh, March 29
Saupin Fighters defeated LIC Juniors in the Dr DD Sharma Memorial U-14 Cricket Tournament at BTS Cricket Ground, Sector 48, here today.

Nitin’s ton goes begging
Panchkula, March 29
Despite an unbeaten century by Nitin Chaudhary, Little Flower Cricket Academy were defeated by MCM Blue Caps Cricket Academy- 36 by four wickets to enter the final of the first Under-10 Twenty-20 League Cricket Tournament at Hansraj Public School Cricket Ground, Sector 6, here today.

Trends in boxing discussed
Patiala, March 29
A five-day boxing workshop attended by professionals from all over the country concluded at the NIS here. NIS executive director LS Ranawat was the chief guest at the valedictory function.

Total Tennis Championship
Prabhmaan, Aankush sail into semis
Mohali, March 29
Continuing with his winning streak, Prabhmaan Singh of Total Tennis Academy outclassed Armaan Singh 4-0, 4-0 to enter the semifinal of the under-12 boys’ category in The British School Total Tennis Championship at The British School, Sector 70, here today.

Cricket trials
Mohali, March 29
Trials to select probables for the Under-16 Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) for the Inter-District Tournament to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association will be held on April 3 at 9 am at MCA ground.

Rich haul by SUS athletes
Banur, March 29
Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Institution won 21 medals in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Athletics Championship at Sant Baba Bhag Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Khiala, Jalandhar.


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