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No room for non-performers
Chandigarh, March 10
In another desperate attempt to bridge the gap between the number of seats available at Panjab University (PU) hostels and students applying for those, the university authorities are going ahead with the proposal to ask non-performing students to clear their accommodation.

Govt staffer into drug peddling
Chandigarh, March 10
The drug peddler arrested by the Chandigarh Police on the Panjab University (PU) campus yesterday turned to be an employee with the Haryana Government who came to sell poppy husk to students.


He was poisoned, says SI’s father
Dharam Pal Sharma (left) and his wife Chandigarh, March 10
In a contradiction to Chandigarh Police claims about sub-inspector (SI) Vishal Sharma having committed suicide, his grieving father Dharam Pal Sharma today stated that his son was a strong man and could not have taken any harsh measure. “Someone poisoned him,” he said.
Dharam Pal Sharma (left) and his wife. Tribune photographs

Where fatalities are commonplace
Panchkula, March 10
The Panchkula police has identified 27 accident-prone points in the district. A majority of those are located on the ‘killer highways’, National Highway 73 (Panchkula to Naraingarh) and National Highway 22 (Zirakpur to Kalka). There are a number of accident-prone points in the town as well.

Audit report finds CITCO at fault
Chandigarh, March 10
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has been flouting rules for the past 12 years by not preparing the fixed asset register, depicting asset-wise details, including depreciation.

Conviction in Modi College attempt-to-murder case
HC relief for 3 students
Chandigarh, March 10
Exhibiting the humanitarian side of the justice-delivery system, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has salvaged from the rigors of law three former students of Patiala Modi College who were involved in an incident of lawlessness nearly two decades ago.



Train to Mumbai by March 31
Chandigarh, March 10
There is a reason for the residents of the tricity region to rejoice, as the 22451/22452 Mumbai-Chandigarh Express (weekly) train is likely to be introduced by March 31.
Visitors to the Global Peace Fair in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Saturday
Visitors to the Global Peace Fair in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chuhan

Relief for registration seekers
Chandigarh, March 10
In a significant development, the Chandigarh Administration has zoomed away from the practice of registering vehicles with models approved in the states of Punjab and Haryana.

Stress laid on children’s rights
Mohali, March 10
The Army Institute of Law, Mohali, in collaboration with the Punjab State Legal Services Authority, organised a seminar on “access to justice for all” in order to create awareness about legal-aid clinics.

Spring Festival in all its hues
Artistes present bhangra during the 26th Spring Festival in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Saturday
(Above) Artistes present bhangra during the 26th Spring Festival in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Saturday.
(below) Chidren wait for their turn at a fancy dress competition; and (right) Visitors at a stall. Trinune photos: Nitin Mittal

Bankers’ Cooperative fined
Chandigarh, March 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II hasa slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on All Bank Employees Cooperative USET&C Society Ltd for the non-compliance of its orders.

Primary immuno-deficiency disease rate high
Chandigarh, March 10
Over 100 delegates from various countries reached here to participate in first National Conference on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDs) that started at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here today. The conference is being organised by The Indian Society for Primary Immune Deficiency (ISPID) and the Foundation for Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases (FPID), USA.

Tricity scan

VHP holds protest
Activists of the VHP stop a Jammu-bound bus at ISBT-43 in Chandigarh on Saturday
Activists of the VHP stop a Jammu-bound bus at ISBT-43 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Punjabi play depicts folly of marrying in haste
Chandigarh, March 10
The Little Arts Society staged a Punjabi play “Nimoliyaan’, based on a story by well known author Dr Nirmal Jaiswal at the Randhawa auditorium, here today. The script offered an exploration and a radical interpretation of the psyche of two women, who, inspired by their inner urge, depart from the established code of ethical relationships in the society. The successful veteran theatre director, JS Likhari, who handled the directorial assignment, after a long hiatus, presented the play with certain aberrations.


PUTA accuses VC of forming committees arbitrarily
Chandigarh, March 10
Accusing the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor of arbitrarily forming committees and appointing selective members in the committee, to manage their decisions according to will, the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), in a letter to the V-C have demanded that only statutory committees should be formed to look into the matters of administrative governance and in such committee, elected representatives of PUTA should be given a place.

Jagwinder Kaur during rock rappling at the mountaineering expedition City cadet awarded by Delhi CM
Chandigarh, March 10
Bringing laurels to the city, a student of the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, has been honoured by the Chief Minister of New Delhi for establishing mountaineering record. She was honoured for surmounting the 19, 680 feet tall Mt Thelu in a mountaineering expedition, from a new route that was never explored before.

Jagwinder Kaur during rock rappling at the mountaineering expedition. A Tribune photograph
Tibetan students protest against Chinese occupation at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday
Tibetan students protest against Chinese occupation at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Workshop at Navodaya ends
Chandigarh, March 10
A two-month workshop on the art and monuments of India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and the UK concluded at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Sector 25, here today.

Farewell party at PGGCG-11
Chandigarh, March 10
The Post Graduate departments of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, organised a farewell party for the final year students, here today.



Man out on parole kills villager
Banur, March 10
A 60-year-old person was murdered in Gajjukhera village, near Banur, last night. According to the information, the victim, Balbir Singh, a resident of th same village, was killed with a knife by a prisoner, Sarnjeet Singh, who is out on parole. He also belonged to the same village.

Medical body honours 23 girls
Patiala, March 10
As many as 23 girls with distinction in various activities were honoured by the Patiala Chapter of the Indian Medical Association at a function organised at Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Power House Colony, here recently.

Rs 15 lakh stolen from vehicle
Ambala, March 10
Around Rs 15 lakh and some jewellery have allegedly been stolen from a Toyota Innova from a dabha on the GT road near Ambala cantonment last evening. The police has registered a case and started investigations.


Cash-in-bag scam
Let court hold inquiry into my appointment: Anupam Gupta
Chandigarh, March 10
In the cash-in-bag scam, arguments on the appointment of special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta took place today.


Two injured in mishap
Chandigarh, March 10
Two youths were seriously injured as a rashly driven car (CH52T-3068) rammed into their motorcycle (CHO1N-7172) in Sector 20 here tonight.

Body found on highway
Zirakpur, March 10
The body of a man was found near the Nabha Sahib gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway this morning. The body has been kept at the Civil Hospital Dera Bassi for identification.

FIRs against 2 hookah bars
Panchkula, March 10
It its campaign against hookah bars, the Panchkula police today registered an FIR against two hookah bars. The police registered FIRs against Times Square in Sector 14 and Pent Ball in Pinjore.

Two arrested with liquor
Chandigarh, March 10
In separate cases, two residents of Sector 25 were arrested for carrying a total of 60 bottles and nips of country wine here today. Rahul was arrested with 48 nips of country wine while Raju was nabbed with 12 bottles of country wine. Cases under Section 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act have been registered at the sector 11 police station against them. Both of them were later bailed out.


Players in action during a match of the FCI’S International Cricket League tourney in ChandigarhRegional office Punjab win
Mohali, March 10
Regional Office Punjab, Chandigarh, beat Regional Office Kapurthala, by seven wickets at the FCI’S International Cricket League Tournament inaugurated by Nilkanth S Avhad, General Manager (region) at YPS Grounds, here today.

Players in action during a match of the FCI’S International Cricket League tourney in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

K Roshan Singh (left) lands a punch on Manik of Punjab during a match of AK Mishra All-India Senior Men Boxing meet in Chandigarh on Saturday Raju prevails over Gyenandar
Chandigarh, March 10
Raju of Himachal Pradesh defeated Gyenandar of Madhya Pradesh in the Men’s light weight (46-49 kg) category at AK Mishra All-India Senior Men Boxing Championship, here today.

K Roshan Singh (left) lands a punch on Manik of Punjab during a match of AK Mishra All-India Senior Men Boxing meet in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Harbhajan to lead North zone
Chandigarh, March 10
Captain of Punjab team, Harbhajan Singh, has been named skipper of the North-Zone team for the DB Deodhar Trophy tournament being held in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. North zone will play the semi-final match against the winners of South Zone and Central Zone at Dharamshala on March 18.


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