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Admn not to ease norms for Educity project
Institutes told to accept terms or quit
Chandigarh, September 28
After cancelling the applications of four prominent institutes for the ambitious Education City project, the UT administration has decided to stick to its guns as far as the terms and conditions of those who have been allotted plots in the project are concerned.

Private schools charging exorbitantly, admn tells HC
Chandigarh, September 28
The Chandigarh administration today claimed that despite concessions, private schools were charging exorbitant fees, either directly or indirectly.

IT park land acquisition probe report complete
Chandigarh, September 28
The Union of India today claimed that the inquiry into the “role and extent of involvement of various officers of the Chandigarh administration” in the IT park land acquisition matter was complete and the report was expected within a week.

CCTVs for major entry points, intersections in Mohali soon
Mohali, September 28
Following in the footsteps of the Chandigarh police, all major entry points and intersections here will soon be under close-circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance.

Admn okays councillors’ ‘study tour’ after 2 years
Chandigarh, September 28
After a long gap of over two years the UT administration has finally approved a “study tour” by municipal corporation councilors to Gangtok, Calcutta, Cochin and Trivandrum.



Nature’s Beauty

Nature’s Beauty
The Tribune’s lensmanS. Chandan captures a butterfly engrossed in its daily chore of sucking nectar from a flower at the botanical garden, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Women’s dependence put to rest
Chandigarh, September 28
The Humyatri theatre ensemble from Mumbai staged their 66th show- “The Perfect Wife” in Hindi at the Tagore Theatre here today. The event organised by Chandigarh Tourism in association with the Dare Club was part of the week-long celebrations of the ongoing World Tourism Week.

Admn wakes up to monkey menace
Chandigarh, September 28
The increasing monkey menace in the city has finally caught the attention of officials of the UT administration. A meeting in this regard was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Forest Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

Musical Fountain-cum-Laser Show at Sec 17
Project to see the light of day
Chandigarh, September 28
Decks have been cleared for the ambitious Rs 3-crore musical fountain-cum-laser show project of the municipal corporation for the commercial hub of the city — Sector 17.

Church suicide victim’s sister finally gets dues
Chandigarh, September 28
Moments spent with Maya from childhood till she committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling in the Navjeevan Don Bosco Church flashed through Monica’s mind when she took Maya’s salary from her employer, Father Sebastian Jose.

Blood component separation unit soon
Chandigarh, September 28
The city will soon have its fourth blood component separation unit (BCSU). The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), New Delhi, has given its nod for setting up a unit at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16.

Cops hone skills to counter terror attacks
Chandigarh, September 28
In an attempt to equip the police force with skills to counter terrorist attacks, four batches of policemen of the Chandigarh Police underwent training at different training centres across the country.

Mining mafia has police, forest dept at loggerheads
Mohali, September 28
Due to interests of VIPs and politically-connected persons, the Punjab forest department and the Punjab police are apparently heading for a collision course over checking of large-scale illegal sand mining in Nayagoan, Nada and Parol areas, closed under various sections of forest conservations acts.

Woman run over by train
Panchkula, September 28
Vidhya Rani, a resident of New Housing Board Colony, Sector 19, was reportedly killed after a train hit her while she was crossing a railway track in Sector 19 here tonight.

Workshop on quality standards in labs
Chandigarh, September 28
The Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society has started a four-day workshop on quality standards in laboratories at the UT Guest House here today.

Extra floors for colonies
Chandigarh, September 28
The administration today issued a notification, allowing extra floors on sites and built-up spaces in slum rehabilitation colonies. The decision followed consistent demands of slum-dwellers. — TNS


Workshop on energy auditing
Chandigarh, September 28
The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University, organised a one-day awareness workshop on energy auditing on the south campus of the university here today. The workshop was sponsored by the department of science and technology, Chandigarh administration (UT).

PU VC inaugurates website
Chandigarh, September 28
RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, launched a new website of the university with advanced technology in the department of computer science and applications on the campus here today.

Biogas plant on campus soon
Chandigarh, September 28
RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, said urgent steps needed to be taken to conserve and protect environment and biodiversity.

Teachers’ training programme ends
Chandigarh, September 28
A four-week in-service induction-training programme for lecturers of different disciplines working in institutes of higher education organised by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Panjab University, concluded here today.

Now, fund details a click away
Chandigarh, September 28
Panjab University’s new advanced website now provides details of fine, funds and fee structure. Right from the fine charged for smoking (Rs 500) and over-staying in PU hostels (Rs 35 per day) to fine for possession of weapons (Rs 1,000), the information is now a click away.

Peace fest at SD College
Chandigarh, September 28
International Peace festival kick started at GGD SD College, Sector 32, here today with the launch of "We Pledge, You Promise" campaign by Mukul Mudgal Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Students apprised of research
Mohali, September 28
Quest Group of Institutions organised a visit to the Central Scientific Instrument Organisation (CSIO), Sector 30, Chandigarh. The visit aimed at apprising students about research, design and development of scientific and industrial instruments. Students were told about the maintenance of sophisticated instruments. —TNS 



One gets 2-yr RI in NDPS case
Ropar, September 28
The court of Special Judge Surinder Mohan today awarded two years sentence and Rs 5,000 fine to Vipin Kumar under various Sections of the NDPS Act today.

Signal down

A light pole lying on a road separating Phases IV and V in Mohali.
A light pole lying on a road separating Phases IV and V in Mohali.Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Old students’ meet
Patiala, September 28 The Old Students’ Association of Khalsa College, Patiala, organised an old students’ meet on the college campus. Economist Dr Amarjeet Singh Oberai, former director, International Labour Organisation (United Nations), and ex-student of the college, graced the occasion as chief guest. College principal Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries.

CEC student dies in accident
Kharar, September 28
A student of Chandigarh Engineering College died in an accident here today. The accident took place near the Dreamland Palace wherein one of the students died, while another received injuries. Students Rupinder Singh and Gursewak Singh were returning home on their motorcycle.

Step up security in banks: SP
Ambala, September 28
The Superintendent of Police, Shashank Anand, ordered all bank officers in the district to step up security in bank branches.He said during a meeting with bankers, it was opined that direct interaction with the head offices of banks located in Ambala would help in this regard.

1,500 players forHansraj meet
Patiala, September 28
The four-day All-India Mahatma Hansraj Tournament (Punjab Zone) organised by Arya Vidya Sabha, DAV College Managing Committee, started at Physical College, Patiala, today.

Jaipur win in tennis
Patiala, September 28
The final of All-India Indian Public School Conference (IPSC) Tennis Championship for boys and girls was held at Yadavindra Public School here today.The match was played in the U-14, U-17 and U-19 categories.


Man gets 4-yr jail
Chandigarh, September 28
Additional District and Sessions Judge GC Garg today sentenced Daya Ram to four-year imprisonment in an attempted murder case.The court further held Mohinder Sethi guilty under the Arms Act and sentenced him to one-and-half years in prison. The court, however, acquitted Mohan Dhir and Pooja Dhir of charges of attempted murder.


Bid to strangle, rob woman
Zirakpur, September 28
An unidentified youth in his mid-twenties assaulted a woman after entering her house on the pretext of administering polio drops to her child. The police believes the intention was to gag the woman and to decamp with valuables. However, the victim, Monika, raised the alarm and the accused fled from the spot.

Man booked for harassing woman
Chandigarh, September 28
The police has booked an unidentified person for allegedly threatening a city-based woman on the phone.


Punjab and Sind Bank move ahead
Chandigarh, September 28
Punjab and Sind Bank move ahead after beating Indian Overseas Bank by 6-5 in the quarterfinal match of the 40th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament here today.


Ishant Sharma practises while Harbhajan Singh and coach Gary Kirsten look on at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Ishant Sharma practises while Harbhajan Singh and coach Gary Kirsten look on at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU girls shine in netball
Chandigarh, September 28
Panjab University girls’ netball team emerged champion in the All-India Inter-University Netball (women) championship here today.The PU team thrashed Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, by 31-19. GND finished runner-up, while Kurukshetra University secured third position.

MP Pandove’ XI script facile win
Chandigarh, September 28
MP Pandove’ XI registered a 150-run win against Navjot Sidhu’s XI on the third day of Emerging Players Tournament held at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala today.With an overnight total of 195 for 5 in 76 overs, MP Pandove’s XI mustered 216 in 86.3 overs. Pandove’s XI lost last five wickets in 10.3 overs and added 21 runs.

JD Singh is NTO boxing
Chandigarh, September 28
JD Singh has been selected as national technical officer, NTO, (marshal) boxing event of Commonwealth Games.


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