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PU teachers’ evaluation hangs fire
Chandigarh, September 6
Uncertainty prevails over the Panjab University administration’s take on the issue of evaluation of teachers in the current academic session, particularly in the wake of the University Grants Commission’s recent proposal to make the exercise optional.

Chaos at PGI OPDs as token system withdrawn
Chandigarh, September 6
Another trial by the PGI authorities to manage the crowd in its outdoor patient departments (OPDs) seemingly backfired today.

Marathon Operation
Rare heart surgery at PGI

Chandigarh, September 6
Doctors at the PGI, Chandigarh, have conducted a 14-hour rare heart surgery and saved the life of a 25-year-old Yamuna Nagar resident Ramesh of Tejli village. A team of 7 doctors, including four surgeons, performed the surgery with groundbreaking results.


Property tax from religious institutions, dharamshalas?
Mayor thinks so, orders survey
Chandigarh September 6
In a queer decision, MC Mayor Anu Chatrath has directed the house tax assessment committee to carry out a survey of religious places and dharamshalas to levy property tax. This, even as property tax has never been imposed on them in the past.

Electricity staff to observe strike today
Chandigarh, September 6
The UT Powermen Union has given a call for observance of one-day strike tomorrow in pursuance of the call given by the Central Trade Unions.

A clarification


eRevolution to draft vision plan
Chandigarh, September 6
The city will play host to the sixth edition of the annual mega IT event, eRevolution 2010, from September 29 to September 30.

Filling of Chief Engineer’s post
UT seeks panel of officials from Punjab

Chandigarh, September 6
With the exit of Surinder Pall, UT Chief Engineer, the post has fallen vacant. To fill the post, the UT Administration sought a panel of officials from Punjab in a letter sent to the state government today.

Health dept gears up to check vector-borne diseases
Panchkula, September 6
In view of the detection of fresh suspected dengue cases in the city, the health department here today has geared up to check the vector-borne diseases in the city.

Shivalik Vikas Manch protests against unemployment
Panchkula, September 6
Activists of the Shivalik Vikas Manch raise slogans against the government in Panchkula Due to the indifferent attitude of the state government in providing jobs to youths, members of the Shivalik Vikas Manch held a dharna outside the office of the Haryana Sate Staff Selection Commission here today.

Activists of the Shivalik Vikas Manch raise slogans against the government in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Hoax caller still at large
Mohali, September 6
The mystery behind yesterday’s hoax bomb call received at the Mohali Police Control Room (PCR) seems to be getting murkier with the caller playing hide and seek game with the police.

Nomination to Territorial Cong Committee
High command’s high-handedness?

Chandigarh, September 6
For Congress, the oldest party in the Indian politics, democracy flows from the top. Even as senior functionaries of the party boast of grass roots democracy, the recent nomination of 25 members to the Territorial Congress Committee (TCC) of the local Congress unit speaks volumes about the stranglehold of the party high command on Congress units.

Murder of 3 sisters in Jind
136 protesters seeking CBI probe held

Members of the Haryana Brahmin Sangarsh Samiti during a protest at the rally ground in Sector 26, ChandigarhChandigarh, September 6
The police arrested over 130 agitating members of the Haryana Brahmin Sangarsh Samiti after they tried to breach the barricades at the rally ground in Sector 25 to proceed toward the Haryana Assembly, here today.

Members of the Haryana Brahmin Sangarsh Samiti during a protest at the rally ground in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph 

Now, CCTV surveillance at grain market
Chandigarh, September 6
The Market Committee today decided to install CCTV surveillance system in the grain market, Sector 26, for better vigil at a cost of Rs 23 lakh.

Tribune Impact
‘Stop throwing garbage along Sukhna Choe’

Zirakpur, September 6
The drainage department has asked the Zirakpur municipal council to stop throwing garbage and other waste material along Sukhna Choe in Bishanpura village.

Meeting to review preparations
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh Administration and North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) are all set to begin the preparations for holding the 2nd Chandigarh National Crafts Mela to be held at Kalagram.

Tabla maestro casts a spell on audience
Chandigarh, September 6
Ustad Tari Khan performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh World renowned tabla maestro Ustad Tari Khan of Punjab gharana mesmerised the audience in a brief but brilliant performance at the Tagore Theatre here today in a musical programme organised by the Amar Sangeet Kender, Birmingham, UK. Ustad Tari Khan commenced the tabla recital with his popular entertaining item in tal kehrava by delineating the playing styles of this four beat rhythmic pattern in Punjab, Europe, Middle East and Africa before presenting a crisp and electrifying roopak tal.

Ustad Tari Khan performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph


UT education award nominees raise eyebows
Chandigarh, September 6
Questions are being raised on the UT education department’s decision to confer a “lifetime achievement” award on district education officer Chanchal Singh and registrar Arjun Dev.

Surprise check on schools’ infrastructure
Chandigarh, September 6
DPI (S) PK Sharma today inspected government schools in Kaimbwala and Karsan.


Principal accused of using foul language
Students stage dharna
Kharar, September 6
Accusing principal of Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic College for using foul language, the college students staged a dharna today and raised slogans against the principal. The students alleged that principal Amarjeet Singh Bhangu used foul language at the campus and abused them. They said in the name of discipline, he used to abuse male students.

Ropar range to have ISO-certified police station 
Ropar, September 6
The police of Ropar range will have at least one ISO-certified police station as per the international standards. This will not only give the police a people-friendly outlook but also ensure that policing standards are maintained. DIG Gurpreet Deo, Ropar range, said this.

325 examined at skin camp
Patiala, September 6
The health care committee of Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a free skin check-up camp on the college premises with the cooperation of Micro Labs by bringing in renowned dermatologists, Dr Dimple Chopra, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, and Dr Navdeep Kaur, Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala.

Radio workshop  at Pbi varsity
Patiala, September 6
Punjabi University’s Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) will organise a four-day workshop on “Radio Programming and Production Techniques” from September 7 to 10. Director CAMS Dr Gurmeet Maan said the workshop would focus on concepts and areas like Radio Jockeying and anchoring, Internet radio, community radio, central technical area, common technical infrastructure and studio setup with real snap shots, signal flow from studio site to transmitter site, future of FM radio etc.

Fencing squad for Melbourne announced
Patiala, September 6
Players practise during a fencing camp at Punjabi University in Patiala Punjabi University, Patiala, the venue for coaching Indian Fencing team that started from September 3 on the university campus is beaming with energy as they shed their sweat for the upcoming tournament.

Players practise during a fencing camp at Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Khalsa College clinch handball trophy
Patiala, September 6
The winning team of Punjabi University Inter-College Handball Championship after receiving the trophy at Khalsa College in Patiala on Monday. A Tribune photograph Khalsa College, Patiala, won the Inter-College Handball Trophy of Punjabi University, Patiala, for the 11th consecutive year.

The winning team of Punjabi University Inter-College Handball Championship after receiving the trophy at Khalsa College in Patiala on Monday. A Tribune photograph

No water to quench thirst
Bassi Pathana, September 6
Most residents here are only waiting for some magic to happen and water to come, as they are surviving without drinking water supply for the past one week.

Rs 8.25 lakh, jewellery recovered
Rajpura, September 6
The Rajpura police today recovered Rs 8.25 lakh cash and jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh on a tip-off provided by a clerk and teacher, both deployed in the education department, Rajpura, who were arrested last month for usurping money to the tune of nearly Rs 1.5 crore from the state exchequer.

2 killed in road mishap
Ambala, September 6
Two persons, including a child, were killed in a road accident near Mullana today noon. According to information, Jaspal Singh, a resident of Jamitgarh village, was going toward Jhansa on his motorcycle, along with his wife Saroj and two-year-old daughter, Nisha.

Youths stab CTU driver
Kalka, September 6
In an altercation which aroused between driver of the CTU and two youths, who were in Tata jeep, the driver of the bus was stabbed on Sunday night, who sustained serious injuries.

Heritage ‘kothis’ of railway colony in deplorable condition
Kalka, September 6
Despite the fact that the Kalka- Shimla Rail Section is already marked on the World Heritage Map, the residential houses of various Railway colony, including the heritage kothies, are in a pathetic state, due to the negligent attitude of the Inspector of Works (IOW) department of Kalka .


Minor held for committing theft
Chandigarh, September 6
The police yesterday arrested a 15-year-old boy on charges of decamping with household articles after breaking into a house last month.

Forum to assist mothers-in-law
Chandigarh, September 6
A day after the launch of the Chandigarh chapter of the All-India Mother-in-Law Protection Forum (AIMPF), the forum received 45 phone calls on its helpline from elderly women facing dowry harassment cases today.

No clue to driver’s identity
Chandigarh, September 6 Four days after the Sector-7 hit-and-run case in which a Maruti car driven by a woman overturned after being hit by another car, the police has not been able to trace the offender.

Illegal liquor worth ` 4 lakh seized
Panchkula, September 6
The police seized 500 cartons of Indian-made foreign liquor worth over Rs 4 lakh being illegally transported to neighbouring states at Mouli village near Barwala town in the wee hours here today.

2 land in soup for holding couple to ransom
Chandigarh, September 6
A young couple were in for a rude shock when two youths posing as mendicants forced them to pay Rs 200 at the Rose Garden, Sector 16, today.

A ‘mendicant’ seems to be asking this question to the policeman slapping him after he was caught fleecing a couple at Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.

A “mendicant” takes money from a youth accompanying a girl at the Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh; his partner argues with another youth who accuses them of fleecing him; gets a thrashing from a policeman; and looks on as the policeman counts the money recovered from them. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik


Sindhu shines with 3 titles
Chandigarh, September 6
Sindhu PV, member of the Indian Uber Cup team, lived up to the expectations of his fans by winning three titles in the 20th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton Tournament at the Panjab University Gymnasium here today.

Manan puts team in strong position
Chandigarh, September 6
Sparkling unbeaten ton by Manan Vohra (117 off 230) put his team IS Bindra Xi in strong position with 182 for three on the second day of the Emerging Players Tournament for Umesh Kumar Trophy at the LIC Cricket Ground, Sector 26, here today.

Mohun Bagan books berth in final four
Chandigarh, September 6
Players in action during a football match at Sector 17 in Chandigarh The tournament’s favourite Mohun Bagan of Kolkata secured berth in the final four bracket today after showing the door to Sambalpur Football Academy of Orissa by 2-1 in the 8th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India U-17 Football Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at Football Ground, Sector 17, here today.

Players in action during a football match at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

GNPS drub Ryan International by 9 wickets
Chandigarh, September 6
Fierce bowling attack of Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, ripped apart the batting line-up of Ryan International School, Sector 48, to register a huge nine-wicket win in the Inter-School Saupin’s Gold Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament organised by Saupin’s School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, at the GNPS-36 ground here today.

City golfer leads in PGTI Feeder Tour
Chandigarh, September 6
Roop Singh of Chandigarh fired a three under par 39 to take a slender lead on the opening day of the PGTI Feeder Tour event on the Aravalli Golf Club greens in Faridabad today.

Golf camp for kids from Oct 19
Chandigarh, September 6
An eight-day junior golf coaching programme for children in the age group of 7-15 years will be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club Academy from October 19 to 29.

Weightlifting meet from Sept 14
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh sports department will be hosting the Senior Chandigarh Weightlifting Championship for Men and Women on September 14 and 15 at the Weightlifting Coaching Centre and Sector 42 Sports Complex here.



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