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Admissions: Surprise checks in schools
Pressure tactics, allege principals
Chandigarh, January 21
The ongoing tiff between the Independent School Association and the UT education department is all set to intensify with the department pinning down three most active members of the association on flouting the UT directive on nursery admissions.

Blame game evident in probe report
Chandigarh, January 21
Lack of coordination among police officials within a police subdivision is reflected in the magisterial inquiry into the Khushpreet murder case. Contradictions, claims and counter-claims and passing the buck on one another were the hallmark of the statements made to the inquiry officer by three police officials.

Tanishq dacoity accused attempts suicide
Chandigarh, January 21
An accused in the Tanishq dacoity case allegedly attempted suicide in the police lockup at Mani Majra late last night. Bhura Qureshi banged his head into an iron grill of the jail and suffered head injuries. He was taken to the Civil Dispensary at Mani Majra and his condition is stated to be stable.


‘0001’ goes for Rs 6 lakh
Mohali, January 21
Breaking previous records, the start of the new “M” series saw the VIP number “0001” going under the hammer for Rs 6 lakh during the auction of fancy registration numbers at the office of the district transport officer (DTO) here today.


5 outreach centres coming up at police stations
Single-window service for public queries
One of the outreach centres coming up at Phase I, Mohali. Mohali, January 21
In order to project a friendly image, the Mohali police is setting up five outreach centres in different parts of the town for the convenience of residents. These centres, which will be linked online, will provide an instant feedback on various enquiries through a single window.

One of the outreach centres coming up at Phase I, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

P’kula MC Case
SC notice to BJP councillor
Panchkula, January 21
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court issued a notice to BJP councillor VK Sood and others over the status of Panchkula municipal corporation after the case came up for hearing in New Delhi today.

Assn for raising old age pension
Panchkula, January 21
The Federation of Senior Citizen (Fedsen), North Zone, has urged the central government to enhance the old age pension above the age of 65 besides initiating steps to implement the Senior Citizen Act, 2007.

Parliamentary debate gets under way
Mohali, January 21
A three-day first Asia Parliamentary Debate Championship “The Pitch-2011” started at the Army Institute of Law here today. The event witnessed the participation of more than 44 teams from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities like National Law School of India University, Amity Law School, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Symbiosis Law School, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, National Law University (Jodhpur).

Patil gives 26 complaints a hearing
Chandigarh, January 21
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, while giving a sympathetic hearing to 26 complainants, who appeared in a public hearing session, took serious note on the demand of Manjit Singh for facilities provided to physically challenged persons.

MC fetches Rs 30.25 lakh
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation collected Rs 30.25 lakh from the auction of two paid parking lots today.

A musical treat
Panchkula, January 21
Saraswati Kala Sangam presented a cultural programme“Sangeet Utsav” in collaboration with the Haryana Sarv Vikas Foundation at Parade Ground here last evening.

Leaps and bounds

A dog race in progress during Baba Janki Das Rural Sports Festival at Ballo Majra village, Kharar, on Friday.

A dog race in progress during Baba Janki Das Rural Sports Festival at Ballo Majra village, Kharar, on Friday. Tribune photo:  Vicky Gharu


Syndicate Meeting
Good news for students
To be refunded for re-evaluation forms
Chandigarh, January 21
Panjab University students will now be refunded the cost of re-evaluation forms if their marks increase by 15 per cent. They will also be paid back the examination fee. The decision was taken at a meeting of Syndicate members held today.

Semester system to be implemented in colleges
Chandigarh, January 21
Panjab University authorities have directed its affiliated colleges to implement semester system in all undergraduate courses from the 2011-2012 session starting in July this year.

UIET students’ robot stands out
Chandigarh, January 21
Six students of the UIET, PU, who won the “War of Robots” at IIT-Bombay. Blending their creativity, skills and academic knowledge to create a fighter-robot called “Blade-4”, six budding engineers of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University, defeated the best brains from across South Asian colleges in the “War of Robots” held at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.

Six students of the UIET, PU, who won the “War of Robots” at IIT-Bombay. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Admission Criteria
Parents threaten to move court
Chandigarh, January 21
Controversy surrounding the age eligibility criteria in four private schools of the city brewed further with parents threatening to move court within next two days.


Another Chhatbir lioness dies
Was diagnosed with congenital problem due to inbreeding
Banur, January 21
A 12-year-old hybrid lioness, Divya, died at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) in Ludhiana today.

Two arrested with opium
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 21
The Fatehgarh Sahib police has arrested two motorcycle-borne youngsters with opium worth around Rs 10 lakh. The accused have been identified as Rashpal Singh and Harjinder Singh. 

182 boxes of country-made liquor seized
Kalka, January 21
The local police has arrested two persons and seized country-made liquor from their possession. According to police sources, a team of the local police set up a checkpoint near Ram Nagar on the NH-22 following a tip-off last evening and seized 182 boxes of country-made liquor from a Canter.

Goods stolen from house
Kalka, January 21
Thieves struck at a house and decamped with articles and utensils worth thousands of rupees in Himshikha Colony of Pinjore.

Youth arrested with contraband
The accused in police custody at Rajpura on Friday. Rajpura, January 21
The police today arrested a 25-yr-old local resident for carrying banned substances in an Alto car. The police officials investigating the case said the seized material was a mix of various medicines often used by drug addicts.

The accused in police custody at Rajpura on Friday. A Tribune photograph


Two women drugged, robbed 
Chandigarh, January 21
Two women members of the Alternative Innovation Education (AIE) Association, Punjab, were allegedly drugged and robbed by unidentified assailants.

LPG cylinder blast
Admn accused of doing little for victims
Mohali, January 21
Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu today accused the district administration of doing little to rehabilitate the families who houses developed cracks after an LPG cylinder blast took place in a house in Phase XI here.


Cremica Cup
Hindu Sabha, GNPS-36 enter semifinal
Chandigarh, January 21
Hindu Sabha Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, have entered the semifinal round of the Cremica Cricket Cup being held at Sector 8 DAV grounds here today.

Cooch Behar Trophy
Gujarat dethrone Punjab 
Chandigarh, January 21
Let down by their batsmen, the last year’s winner Punjab today lost in the final encounter as Gujarat won the match by two wickets in the Cooch Behar Trophy.

Rohit pockets four medals
Chandigarh, January 21
Rohit Bajaj, a student of DAV College, Sector 10, has won four medals, including one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, in the 24th Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana State Roller Skating Championship that concluded in Faridabad on December 19.


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