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Lawyers assault constable in courtroom
Cop was posted as naib court n Motive: Avenging attack on their colleague
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
The UT district court in Sector 17 witnessed a three-hour-long drama this morning after over a dozen advocates assaulted a police constable posted as a naib court (court assistant) in the courtroom while on duty and dragged him outside the court building while continuously bashing him up. 

A large number of policemen who had come to provide security to the naib court found themselves outnumbered by the advocates and, in turn, became victims of the wrath of the advocates with some getting beaten up in the process.

The turmoil started around 10.30 a.m. when the lawyers entered the courtroom of Judicial Magistrate Parvinder Singh where naib was seated. The lawyers wanted to confront the naib court in a matter pertaining to an attempt to murder case on an advocate in which he allegedly figures (see box). The judicial magistrate initially came to the naib court’s rescue by giving him shelter in his retiring room. This evoked the ire of agitating lawyers who then began to raise slogans against the magistrate in the presence of the police. When the naib came out around 12 noon, the lawyers immediately pounced on him and beat him up. (See box) Later, the police booked 15 advocates in a case of rioting, causing hurt, obstructing public servant from performing official duties and criminal intimidation. No arrests have been made so far.

Reason that led to outrage: Harinder Singh, an advocate submitted a complaint to the District Bar Association against Ram Karan, naib court posted in the Court of Judicial Magistrate Parvinder Singh. Harinder, who was injured in an earlier assault, alleged that Ram Karan and his associates trespassed into his house in Mauli Jagran on May 11 and attacked him and his family members with iron rods and sharp edged weapons. He claimed that despite being assaulted the police registered a cross case in which both parties were booked. He alleged that the police was not arresting and rather shielding the Naib Court because he was a police constable.

Beginning of drama: A group of advocates including the office bearers of the District Bar Association went to confront Ram Karan while he was on duty in the Court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Parvinder Singh. Scared of being assaulted, Ram Karan went to the magistrate and took shelter in his retiring room. All the advocates were barred from entering the room. The police control room was also called to provide security cover.

The scuffle: The advocates were agitated after the magistrate barred the advocates from confronting Ram Karan. After two hours, the police decided to take Ram Karan to the police station amidst tight security. Ram Karan was made to leave the court room under police protection through a special exit meant for judges. Yet, advocates managed to break through the police cover and started bashing him. Police had a trying time resisting the attack. ASP Deshraj Singh, SHO, Sector17 police station Inspector Hardit Singh and in-charge bus stand police post Sub Inspector Rohtash Kumar were seen jostling with the advocates while trying to protect Ram Karan from their wrath.

Follow up and police Action: Ram Karan received a fracture and multiple injuries and is admitted in the PGI. The advocates named in the FIR registered in Sector 17 police station include Baljit Singh, Ajay Sood, Ashok Chauhan, Harinder Singh and others. Police said the rest are to be identified.

Courts to observe strike on Monday

President, District Bar Association, NK Nanda claimed the ASP Deshraj Singh came over an hour late resulting, which the advocates were agitated. “Its all due to the ASP that the incident blew out of proportion, he came late and by that time the incident blew out of proportion. We have decided to observe strike on Monday to protest against the registration of the FIR against the advocates,” said NK Nanda. Advocates have also decided to boycott the court of JMIC Parvinder Singh.

Police did a fine job- ASP

Assistant Superintendent of Police Deshraj Singh said the police did a fine job in protecting the naib court. “We have taken appropriate action and police remained on its toes. Due to prompt action, an untoward incident was avoided,” he said.



PGI’s liver transplant patient dead
Underwent surgery on April 15
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
After a month long struggle, the patient who underwent the first liver transplant at PGIMER breathed his last at 10:30 pm today. Vijay Khurana, a resident of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, underwent PGI’s first liver transplant surgery on April 15 as he was suffering from end-stage liver cirrhosis and liver failure and had a poor expected survival without transplant.

Khurana had shown a normal liver, kidney and heart functions, absolutely, after the surgery before eventually suffering from intra-ventricular haemorrhage (brain haemorrhage), five days after the liver transplant surgery was performed. This was followed by an eventual infection in chest, which apparently deteriorated his condition further.

The kin of Vijay meanwhile have expressed complete satisfaction with the treatment provided at PGI. “ The head of the department of hepatology YK Chawla was with us till about 11 p.m. All doctors have done their best and we are thoroughly satisfied with their attempt at saving his life,” said a close relative.

Ever since Khurana developed complications, the operation faced criticism from certain corners. The team of doctors who performed the operation, supported by the former director K.K.Talwar had always maintained that the operation had been successful.

“Our core team included Dr Lileshwar Kaman and Dr Hasal Rajekar, all experts in surgery. We had drafted and executed a meticulous plan dexterously. The first two weeks after liver transplant are very hectic for the patient and doctors. The post-operation complications are unpleasant. For the first few days, everything seemed normal. But then complications set in, which is not unusual,” said Dr Arunanshu Behra, who headed the surgery, in an earlier conversation with The Tribune.

Vijay had received a liver from a 17-year-old girl who was a victim of road accident with neuro trauma and was declared brain dead. The operation had taken eight hours.

Requests pour in

Even as the first liver transplant patient of PGI breathed his last today, the institute is getting a minimum of six requests per week for liver transplants. The doctors, however, express helplessness in the absence of a cadaver.



MNCs on income tax dept radar
n Pepsi, GSK and Quark defaulters, n Rs 338 cr undisclosed income
Anuja Jaiswal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
The international taxation wing of the income tax department has assessed “undisclosed income” to the tune of Rs 338 crore during “transfer pricing assessments”, a method to assess values of all cross-border transactions, of seven multinational companies (MNCs), including Pepsi. The multi million-dollar deals involving overseas merger and acquisition pertain to the assessment year 2007-08.

According to a senior IT official, the MNCs will have to shell out Rs 118 crore as tax, calculated at the rate of 35 per cent plus interest. Officials said the Income Tax Act had special provisions for transfer pricing, which required cross-border transactions between related parties or associated enterprises to be fairly valued or priced in order to prevent money being siphoned out and parked in low tax havens outside the country’s jurisdiction.

The MNCs which will have to deposit tax on their “additional income” include the cola giant, Pepsi, the largest UK-based pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline(GSK), US-based Quark Media House India Pvt Ltd, and its sister concern Quark System, Punjab Chemical and Crop Protection Ltd (PCCPL), the Netherlands based DSM Anti Infective India Ltd, Government of India recognised Broadway Overseas Ltd and software development company, Fidelity Information Service India Pvt Ltd.

Joint Commissioner Ritesh Parmar confirmed that assessment notices had been issued after the completion of scrutiny. Investigation by the department revealed that Pepsi had an additional income of Rs 215 crore on account of transfer pricing issues. Similarly, and the GSK’s additional income has been assessed at Rs 104 crore.

Quark Media House, the department has assessed additional income of Rs 7.5 crore and Rs 17 crore of its sister concern, Quark System (IT enabled service). At Punjab-based PCCPL, the department has assessed additional income of Rs 1.4 crore and at Jalandhar-based Broadways Overseas Ltd, it has been put at Rs 2 crore. The additional income of DSM Anti Infective and Fidelity Information has been assessed at Rs 2.9 crore and Rs 3 crore, respectively.


Tricity Scan
chandigarh Scan
Immigration fraud

Proprietor of Green Pacard, an immigration company in Sector 22, has been booked for misleading students and government employees on the pretext of sending them abroad. In a newspaper advertisement, the firm had stated that students and government employees would be sent abroad on a work visa without any licence or a permit from an immigration office in Kendriya Sadan, Sector 9. A case under Sector 24 of the Immigration Act has been registered.

Battle for money

Mohammad Haizan, a dealer, snatched Rs 1.5 lakh from Jatin, a commission agent, at vegetable market, Sector 26. The two had come together to the marget to get the water melon supply from one Jawar who said he did not have the supply. An argument ensued following which it became a free for all. The exchange of blows could only be stopped after the police interfered.

Till the filing of this report the police was inquiring into the matter and sources said “there were many loose ends in the story to register a case”.

Panchkula Scan
Blood donation camp

Around 800 Nirankari volunteers are expected to participate in the 13th blood donation camp to be held in Panchkula on May 15 from 6.30 am to 2 pm. More than 4,308 volunteers have donated blood so far in a series of annual blood donation camps. Kuldeep Singh, Parmukh, Mandal, said BS Cheema, in charge, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Chandigarh zone, would inaugurate the camp to be organised by Nirankari Mission which actively keeps on organising such activities like stitching, embroidery making, plantation and cleanliness drives.

Mohali Scan
Topper honoured

Lalit Jain, a resident of Kharar, who had secured the 41st rank in All-India Civil Services Examination, was honoured at a special function here today. Jain, who is the tricity topper, said he would put in efforts to help the under privileged section.

Musical tribute paid to Batalvi

Pracheen Kala Kendra, a cultural organisation, paid rich musical tributes to Shiv Batalvi and his exceptionally inspiring work on his 38th death anniversary in a special programme “Eh Mera Geet Kisey Na Gaana” held at the kendra complex, Sector 71, Mohali, here today. Prof Rajpal Singh, who hosted the programme, said the poet took Punjabi poetry to spectacular heights.

Kendra registrar Shobha Koser and secretary Sajal Koser welcomed chief guest Mohinder Singh Kainth, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, and Aruna Shiv Batalvi, wife of the poet, and honoured her with a shawl, Rs 11,000 in cash and a bouquet.

Unusual hip surgery

Cosmo Hospital here has performed an unusual hip surgery on 26-year-old Nigerian woman. The patient, Onyinye Anyichie Jacinta, had an unusual hip condition known as Coxa Valga which she presumably developed after receiving an injury 12 years ago. She was advised hip replacement by doctors in her hometown. She finally underwent hip osteotomy last month. Performing the surgery was challenging, pointed out Dr HS Harinder, a senior orthopaedic surgeon, who conducted the surgery. 



Sector 8 gets two greenbelts
Ornamental plants, play equipment provided in parks
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh inaugurated two greenbelts in Sector 8-A and C today. Addressing the gathering, the Mayor lauded the development works done by the horticulture division of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation by developing greenbelts not only in the northern parts of the city but also in southern sectors.

A senior official said the total area of the greenbelt developed in Sector 8-A was 3.75 acre and 2.75 acre in Sector 8-C having grassing, ornamental plants, including bottle brush, chakrasia, legostonia and theorolisa, jatropha, arcca palm, calendra, golden bottle brush, almanda and motia, benches, huts and footpath. Besides, various multi-play equipment and spiral slides, multi-seater seasaw, wide slicks, elephant and dinosaurs were also provided in the park.

Area councillor Chandermukhi Sharma, chief engineer SS Bida, councillors and officials were present. 



Implement PNDT Act, MTP centres told
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
With an objective to improve the child sex ratio in the city, a meeting under the chairmanship of Dr Chander Mohan, appropriate authority-cum-director of UT Health and Family Welfare, was held in the auditorium of District Family Welfare Bureau, Sector 22, here today.

At the meeting, attended by various city-based ultrasonologists and owners of the MTP centres, stress was laid on strengthening the implementation of the PC & PNDT Act and the MTP Act to achieve the objective.

Dr Chander Mohan instructed the ultrasonologists regarding the registration of the genetic counselling centres, genetic clinic, genetic laboratory, ultrasound, imaging centres and their timely renewal. 



Short-circuit destroys rubber unit in Mohali
Our Correspondent

Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out in a rubber factory unit in Mohali on Saturday.
Full Force: Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out in a rubber factory unit in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mohali, May 14
Fire broke out in a rubber factory here this afternoon damaging machinery and a part of the building. No loss of life was, however, reported. Soon after the fire broke out thick black smoke had engulfed the area leading to suffocation. Five fire engines were pressed into service. It took about half-an-hour for the fire brigade employees to bring the flames under control.

It is reported that the fire broke out around lunch time and most of the employees were out of the building. The fire was first noticed by plant supervisor Tilak Raj who informed the fire brigade. The fire extinguishers installed at the industrial unit were initially used to fight the flames, but to no avail. Fire soon spread in the area. One fire engine reached the factory soon after getting the fire call, but when the sub-fire officer on duty saw the fire spreading rapidly he called for more fire engines.

The water hydrant installed in the unit failed to supply water at the adequate pressure as power was cut off as soon as the fire broke out. The fire had badly damaged the tin roof of the building apart from the heavy machinery installed in Swani Rubber Industries in the Phase I, Industrial Area. The loss suffered and the cause of fire could not be ascertained. Short-circuit is, however, suspected to be the reason. Due to shortage of staff, fire engines were driven by sub-fire officers and station fire officer. Only one driver was available at the time of the fire call. A driver on duty with a funeral van was also asked to drive one of the fire engines.

Attempts were made to keep mediapersons out of the unit. The owners were not willing to give any information regarding the fire.



29 days later, Nagla ends protest
Rajiv Bhatia

Zirakpur, May 14
Just a day before completion of one month, protesting Avtar Singh Nagla today descended from his treetop abode. He ended his hunger strike and the treetop protest after he was told that the Mohali Deputy Commissioner has sought a report from the District Revenue Officer on the issues raised by him in a land sale matter within 20 days.

Even though Nagla was demanding face-to-face dialogue with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the land issue, he had subsequently substituted the Chief Minister with senior administration functionaries in his charter of demands. Nagla’s climb down came about after his wife Jaswinder Kaur expressed health concerned in a communication to the district administration. She claimed in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner that Nagla was observing hunger strike since May 1. She claimed it had not only left Nagla in a poor state of health, but had also affected their family life.

To persuade Nagla to come down, a top brass of the administration reached the venue of protest. Accompanied by SDM, District Revenue Officer Sanjeev Kumar read out DC’s comments on the letter written by his wife.

He was brought down with the help of fire brigade officials and heavy police force was deployed in the area. He was taken to the Civil Hospital here for the medical check-up by a team of doctors. An official at the Civil Hospital said according to Nagla’s medical report, he was totally fit and had no ailment. He had some problem in walking due to weakness and would recover in a day, said a doctor.

Nagla claimed that his demands were personal, but involved the welfare of entire village. He added that it was his way of underscoring the deficiencies and problems in the way agriculture land was exchanging hands.

What is Nagla’s complaint?

n Avtar Singh Nagla alleged that 300 bigha village shamlat land was acquired for a paper mill around three decades ago. Flouting the government rules, the land was further sold to a company on huge profit which was likely to use this land for mega residential project. 

Controversial past

n Nagla was declared a proclaimed offender by the Chandigarh police. The Zirkapur police booked him under Section 120-B for hatching a conspiracy on the complaint of an official of Shipra Company and a case of fraud was also pending at Rohtak court.



Panchkula’s Nirjhar Vatika loses its charm
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

A view of the open tubewell.
In Disarray: A view of the open tubewell. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

The dry artificial lake in Nirjhar Vatika Garden in Sector 5, Panchkula
The dry artificial lake in Nirjhar Vatika Garden in Sector 5, Panchkula. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Panchkula, May 14
Once a popular haunt for visitors from the tricity, drawn by its artificial lake, Nirjhar Vatika Garden in Sector 5 has gradually turned into a seedy place that has become a hangout for antisocial elements as a result of official apathy. The lake has long since dried up and the waterfall has been nonfunctional for the past many months, leading to fewer people visiting the park.

The park with its clean air and beautifully landscaped green spaces beckoned visitors from the town as well as neighboring Chandigarh and Mohali.

Nowadays the enclosed eating place, which once was leased to the popular restaurant chain Hot Millions, presents a deserted look as it has already been wound up. The kitchen is now being used by tipplers many of whom come there to drink even during daytime.

The bridge on the lake was created with boulders and it was a treat to watch children as well as elders crossing the lake with apprehension, though for the grown-ups it was an adventure in its own way. During summer evenings Nirjhar Vatika always remained packed with families with kids having a rollicking time in the waterfall. One could even see some mothers waiting with towels and dresses for their little wards to come out of the water.

Despite repeated attempts HUDA executive engineer (horticulture) HS Malik could not be contacted to elicit his views on the sorry state of affairs at the park.

Empty beer bottles in the kitchen of an eating place that has been shut down.
Empty beer bottles in the kitchen of an eating place that has been shut down. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Though there are about 15 gardeners tasked with maintaining the park it appears to have lost its aura as the waterfall has not functioned for a long time. The taps of the drinking water tanks have also been removed and visitors have to bring their own water bottles. Even the toilets have been locked, causing problems for the elderly who visit the park in the mornings and evenings.

Sunita Sharma, a resident of Chandigarh, said she used to visit the park twice a month on weekends as her children liked the lake and enjoyed having a bath under the waterfall. “I now fear visiting the park as bad elements can be seen moving around there”, she added.

Said Raghuvir Singh, a resident of Sector 9: “The 10 to 12 foot deep tubewells at the park have not been covered properly and this can result in mishaps. I’ve to keep a close watch on my grandchildren who come the park with me every day.”



New grant for disabled paramilitary personnel 
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
Personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) can now expect a better deal if they are invalided out on medical grounds.

The Central government has implemented a new scheme for grant of a lump sum ex-gratia amount to disabled troopers in addition to the existing pensionary benefits.

The orders for this were issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs this week, sources said.

The CAPF were earlier known as central para-military forces that included CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF etc, and over the years, these have been heavily involved in counter insurgency and anti-terrorist operations.

The new grant was proposed by the Union Finance Minister in his budget scheme and the provisions are also applicable to members of the armed forces. Separate orders in this regard will be issued by the Ministry of Defence.

Under the new scheme, personnel with disability attributable to or aggravated due to service conditions will now be entitled to Rs 9 lakh for 100 per cent disability.

The amount will be proportionately reduced for lesser percentage of disability.

The ex-gratia lump sum is a fresh welfare measure with no connection with the recommendations of the pay commission and hence shall be made applicable only to those personnel who were invalided out or boarded out with more than 20 per cent disability after April 1, 2011.

Sources added that this lump sum amount will be in addition to the war-injury pension or disability pension or lump sum compensation in lieu of disability or war-injury element and other welfare-related schemes already in vogue.



Bhavan Vidyalaya’s RTE plea dismissed
Local schools heave sigh of relief
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 14
A majority of schools here have heaved a sigh of relief, with a local court dismissing the application filed by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, for impleading all schools of the town as defendants in the right to education (RTE) case.

Civil judge Renu Rana yesterday dismissed the application filed by Bhavan Vidyalaya for impleading all schools here as defendants to the public interest litigation filed by Pankaj and Sangeeta Chandgothia.

The counsel for Bhavan Vidyalaya had argued that RTE implementation was the duty of every school whereas only six schools had been made defendants by adopting a pick-and-choose policy, which was unfair and motivated.

On the other hand, Pankaj Chandgothia had argued that he had made a few premier schools a party in a representative capacity and the Deputy Commissioner and the District Education Officer, who were empowered to ensure obedience of the rule of the law by every school, were also a party to the case.

It was not necessary to implead each and every school as defendant in the case to seek the implementation of RTE guidelines, he had maintained.

The court adjourned the main case to May 26 for arguments on confirmation of the inerim stay order and the contempt petition to June 6 for the filing of replies by the Deputy Commissioner and the six schools.



Shiamak’s Summer Funk from May 25
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
Shiamak’s Summer Funk 2011 will begin from May 25 to June 11 in the city. Enrolments will start from May 16 at Nehru Bhavan, Sector 24, and at Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA) in partnership with the Durga Das Foundation has for the past many years been holding summer and winter workshops in Chandigarh.

This year’s summer workshop is special for another reason. SDIPA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. As a tribute to a dancer who has been ahead of his times, the academy’s instructors have added sheen to the workshop’s structure with more steps, twists and nuances.

Summer Funk provides students with a wholesome performing arts experience. With a keen focus on technique, all students from age four to sixty are set to learn the finer nuances of dance, performance, professionalism and stage discipline. The physical steps are aptly complemented with interactive discussion and brainstorming which aids the process of personality development, giving students a chance to enjoy being unencumbered.

This summer, students can learn Shiamak’s style (contemporary), hip-hop and Bollywood jazz and get ready to perform at Shiamak’s Summer Funk show which is a grand stage event to mark the conclusion of the workshop with each participant getting a chance to go under the arc lights. 



Student council promised more, delivered little
Neha Miglani
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
With the tenure of Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) coming to an end on May 31, the “divided student council” failed to deliver on its promises and gave a miss to commitments which it made last year.

From having smart classrooms in all departments to ensuring wi-fi connectivity in north and south campus completely, online submission of assignments and reserving a seat in PU Senate for a student representative, student leaders had promised it all during August-September 2010 ahead of the student council poll. However, in the wake of a rift between various student organisations, a few student-related activities were jointly organised by the council members this year.

Vimarsh, the annual academic affair, organised by the student council, which started last year was also

given a miss this year. The university authorities had also announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for this yearly event.

The academic session kicked off for the PUCSC with a controversy over the affiliation of joint secretary Subhash Chander to INSO or HSA. Subhash had initially contested the poll as an INSO representative, but later joined HSA only to return to his earlier party.

Later during the year, an internal rift was witnessed between two groups within the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU). One faction comprised the old leaders of PUSU and other comprised student leaders heading the party since the past few years.

The spat between PUSU leaders continues even now and uncertainty prevails over who would contest the poll this year as PUSU president.

The student council in 2010-2011 consisted of president Gurwindervir Aulakh from PUSU, vice-president Akhil Bansal from Student’s Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU), general secretary Vibha and joint secretary Subhash Chander from the Indian National Student’s Organisation (INSO).

This is the worst student council I have ever seen in my life. The performance of the party is evident and student leaders are themselves entangled in their own problems. Instead of a divided council, if we had a small and a lesser known party winning the majority, it would have fared well.

-Amit Bhatia, former president, PU student council

}The problem is that once elected, student leaders continue to stick to their party identity instead of being a member of the student council. This has an adverse effect on the functioning of the team. Even a divided council with members from different organisations can work well if the members forget their parties after being elected and disconnect with their party activities to only focus on PU student’s welfare.

-Vibha, general secretary, PUCSC (session 2010-2011)

Forgotten promises

n Appointment of new placement officer in departments

n Permanent seat in PU Senate for raising demands of students

n Online submission of assignments

n Smart classrooms in all departments

n Separate hostel for PhD scholars

n Self-defence classes for girls 



Health promotion in schools
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
The department of paediatrics, PGIMER, in collaboration with the UT administration school health department organised a workshop on ‘health promotion in school setting’ here today.

Following a year of successful intervention programmes being organised by health promotion team under the ICMR project titled ‘‘development of health promotion model for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in school setting’’ in selected schools of the city, the workshop was organised to dwell on the future of health promoting schools.

Dr Bhavneet Bharti, associate professor, department of advanced paediatrics, laid emphasis on the importance of initiating this project on a larger scale. Dr Paramjyoti, medical officer, school health, highlighted various initiatives undertaken under the school health programme in Chandigarh. Meanwhile, Dr Puneet Bains, medical officer, shared the experiences of selected schools in Chandigarh and hardships faced by the school authorities, project staff in completing this pilot project successfully.



PEC admission
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
Admission process for various BE courses at PEC University of Technology will start in June immediately after the declaration of AIEEE-2011 result. The admission will be based on the merit of AIEEE-2011, however, interested candidates will have to register separately on the website chdenggadmissions.nic.in .

The website will become active in the first week of June, 2011, for online registration. Starting from the session 2011-12, seat allotments will be done through an online process of counselling consisting of three rounds. After this, there will be one last (fourth) round of physical counselling in August, 2011. 



Process in eye of storm
Filling of key administrative posts at PU
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
The process of filling key administrative posts at
Panjab University is yet again in the eye of storm with a Syndicate member objecting to the qualification fixed for the posts. Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti has called an emergency Syndicate meeting on May 17 to address the issue.

According to sources, Syndic-Senator AS Bedi has written a letter to the VC stating that qualifications laid down for the posts is not in conformity with the norms of University Grants Commission (UGC).

This despite the fact that the Syndicate, which is the decision making body of the university, has already approved the qualification for eligible candidates and a discussion took place on this issue twice in March and April 2011 this year. 



ICSE classes X, XII result on May 17
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 14
With the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announcing to declare the ICSE results (Class X and ISC Class XII) on May 17at 3 pm, the wait is finally over for over 1,500 tricity students.

Many students and parents had feared that this year’s results would be announced late because of the cancellation of 13 ISC papers (both theory and practical) in the first week of February. A packet containing question papers of 13 subjects had allegedly gone missing while being transported from Delhi to the council’s office in Uttar Pradesh and thus the council had to reprint a fresh set of paper even as the examination schedule remained unchanged. The council has stuck to its schedule and is all set to declare the results a day before the last year’s date which was May 18.


Students can check results on

n www.cisce.indiaresults.com

n www.cisce.examresults.net

n www.cisce.myschool.in.com

Result through SMS

n Type ICSE/ISC followed by “space” and your index number and send the message to 51818, 56263, 58888, 5676750, 56677, 56388, 54242 or 5782728.



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