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DAV-10 shuts door on trouble-makers
College admission barred to those involved in violence
Chandigarh, March 13
The rising incidents of violence at DAV College has made the college authorities initiate bold steps by barring admission to those involved in incidents of violence.

Once a centre of learning, Chandigarh is a hub of violence now; 40 cases featuring students in clashes registered since 2005
Chandigarh, March 13
A student throws an LPG cylinder during a clash at DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh Chandigarh, the centre of learning in the region for decades, has transformed into a hub of violence.

A student throws an LPG cylinder during a clash at DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on September 3, 2009. A Tribune file photo


CBI sleuths arrest policeman for taking bribe
Chandigarh, March 13
Barely a fortnight after the CBI booked an ASI and a head constable of the proclaimed offender (PO) staff in a bribery case, a constable of the same branch was arrested by the agency today.

Leopard still stuck in pipe
Chandigarh, March 13
The leopard stuck in a pipe at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station since yesterday did not surface today despite concerted efforts by the UT forest and wildlife department. The animal did not even make any effort to come out itself.

MC incurs loss of Rs 96 lakh, courtesy liquor vendors
Chandigarh, March 13
The municipal corporation (MC) has accrued a loss of Rs 96 lakh as the authorities have failed to recover pending dues from defaulting liquor vendors in the last five years This has been pointed out in the recent MC audit report. In the report, an objection has been raised to the fact that the authorities have not recovered the rent of the land allotted to them for setting up temporary liquor vends at various sites in the city.

Power pangs during summer
Admn to purchase power under three-slab system
Chandigarh, March 13
In order to regulate power supply during summer, the UT Administration will purchase power under a three-slab system. It will be for the first time that the UT Administration will purchase power in three slabs. To meet the shortage of around 110 MW, it has already invited tenders.


Waiting for the big break:
Students of the UIMS, Panjab University, wait for their interview during the job festival at their department in the south campus, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Morning showers: Residents on their way to work after the city experienced light rain on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Parking Woes
UT to decongest Sector 17
Working on options to divert flow of traffic; Chandigarh Tribune carries Part III of its special series
Chandigarh, March 13
While visitors to the Sector 17 struggle to find a place to park their vehicles, the Chandigarh Administration has proposed various measures to decongest the commercial hub of Chandigarh. In the light of the High Court guidelines regarding earmarking of no-vehicle zones in Sector 17, the administration and MC officials are working out various options to divert the flow of vehicular traffic entering Sector 17. VP Singh, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, said the matter was being worked out. The issue is likely to be tabled in the general house meeting.

Underpass proposed near Neelam Cinema
Go underground: City planners have bridges on the drawing board that promise relief to residents
Chandigarh, March 13
To ensure an obstruction-free padestrian corridor between Sector 17 and Sector 9, an underpass has been proposed near Neelam Cinema as part of the plan. The subway will connect the Central Plaza, adjoining Neelam Cinema with the padestrian pathway running parallel to the football stadium. Another similar underpass is proposed beneath Madya Marg to connect Sector 17 with Sector 9.

Shabnam Virmani impresses with her soulful sufi singing
Shabnam Virmani performs during the Kabir festival at the Tagore theatre in Chandigarh on TuesdayChandigarh, March 13
Born and educated in City Beautiful, versatile vocalist Shabnam Virmani enthralled the audience with her captivating rendition of Kabir bani on the second day of the Kabir festival organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy at the Tagore theatre here today.

Shabnam Virmani performs during the Kabir festival at the Tagore theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: s Chandan

Property dealers demand rollback in collector rate
Panchkula, March 13
Concerned over the slump in the real estate sector during the past one year, the Property Dealers Association has urged the district administration not to increase the rates in the next fiscal.

CMA calls on Governor
A delegation of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) met the Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator, Chandigarh, Shivraj Patil. A delegation under the leadership of president, CMA, and Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges (AGC) Dr Anshu Kataria apprised the Governor about the activities undertaken done by the CMA. Madhuklika Kak, secretary general, and Brig SS Sahni were also part of delegation.

Disposal of municipal solid waste
HUDA, MC official in dock
Chandigarh, March 13
The Haryana Pollution Control Board has decided to file a prosecution suit against the executive officer of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) and an executive engineer of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

Khurana case
BJP workers protest outside DSP’s office
Chandigarh, March 13
Activists of the Bhratiya Janata Party(BJP), Chandigarh, led by local unit president Sanjay Tandon protested outside the office of DSP., Police Station, Sector 36, Chandigarh, for registering FIR against the party leaders.

Civil Hospital to be upgraded
Mohali, March 13
The Civil Hospital authorities have decided to equip two private rooms of the hospital with latest gadgets after properly renovating these and get the front lawns beautified. Dr Rajiv Bhalla, SMO in-charge of the hospital, said modern infrastructure would be made available in the rooms.


Upset with VC, PUTA secy resigns
Executive panel later persuades him to withdraw resignation
Chandigarh, March 13
The bitterness among the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) and the Vice-Chancellor seems to be deepening. The PUTA secretary, annoyed over the VC’s move to call PUTA’s executive meeting after bypassing him, resigned from the post. It was only later in the evening that the executives succeeded in persuading the secretary to withdraw his resignation.

Excellence is a lifelong pursuit, says expert
Chandigarh, March 13
The Centre for Human Rights and Duties, University Institute of Emerging Areas in Social Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, organised a special lecture for its students on the theme ‘Pursuit of Excellence in Life’ by psychologist, Dr Jitendra Mohan, professor emeritus of psychology.

20 students selected in placement drive
Dera Bassi, March 13
Nearly 20 students were selected in the campus placement drive, held at the camps of Punjab Group of Colleges, Lalru, on Tuesday. Sebiz Infotech Ltd, Mohali, conducted a training-cum-placement drive in the institute premises.

‘Indians have helped in the growth of English language’
Chandigarh, March 13
A two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on ‘Indian Writing in English: A Search Within’ being organised by the department of English of Post-Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, began today.

142 students awarded certificates
Students at the annual prize distribution function of the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, ChandigarhChandigarh, March 13
Aptly called “ The Day of the Stars”, the annual prize distribution function of the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, held today was a huge show. 142 prizes and awards were given by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor RC Sobti, to the distinguished students for their academic and extra- curricular achievements.

Students at the annual prize distribution function of the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday, Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Experts to dwell on DNA profiling
Patiala, March 13
The department of forensic science, Punjabi University, Patiala, will organise a two-day national symposium on “Education and Research in Forensic Science: Issues and Challenges” from March 15.

Student’s murder
Case registered against five assailants
Ambala, March 13
The police has registered a case against five assailants for murdering Kewal Singh, a student of Government College, Ambala Cantonment, on Monday. The assailants have been identified as Simranjit, Sahil, Vijay, Kaka and Sarvjeet.

Protest outside Civil Hospital
Ambala, March 13
The relatives of an elderly woman staged a protest after she died at the Civil Hospital here today. The woman had been undergoing treatment at the hospital for the past three days. Shanti Devi, an elderly woman, was admitted to the hospital after she suffered an asthma attack.


Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass
Throw open bypass to public soon: Court tells NHAI
Chandigarh, March 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made its intentions clear of expeditiously getting cleared the roadblocks in way of throwing open to public the Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass.

Kuldeep Manak’s daughter-in-law moves HC
Chandigarh, March 13
The daughter-in-law of famous Punjabi singer Kuldeep Manak is seeking the release of her husband Yudhvir Manak from the alleged custody of the crooner's sister Sarabjit Manak.

Murder of Kurali resident
Charges framed against 4
Panchkula, March 13
A local court here today framed charges against four accused in connection with the murder of a Kurali resident. The case dates back to October, 2011.
The Chandimandir police had registered the case against Ravinder, Raman and Mayank, all residents of Gheer village in Karnal district and Shyam Lal, a resident of Yamunanagar for thrashing Satinder, who later succumbed to his injuries at the PGI.


Officials inspect the burgled house at Sector 68 in Mohali on Tuesday. Thieves decamp with gold jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh
Mohali, March 13
Thieves struck at a house in Sector 68 and decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh and Rs 3 lakh in cash last night. Three families reside in the triple-storeyed building. Owner of the house Ved Parkash, who lives at the ground floor, said he, along with his family, had gone to attend a wedding in Ambala.

Officials inspect the burgled house at Sector 68 in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo Vicky Gharu


Haryana rout Tamil Nadu
Players vie for the ball during the All-India Audit-General Hockey Championship at the Sector-42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, March 13
Haryana thrashed Tamil Nadu 7-0 in the All-India Inter Zonal Audit-General Hockey Tournament being held at the Sector-42 hockey stadium here today. Triveni and Daljit hit the goal post two and three times, respectively, while Anil and Gurmeet Scored one goal each.

Players vie for the ball during the All-India Audit-General Hockey Championship at the Sector-42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Local lad makes it to Olympic Games
Baljinder SinghChandigarh, March 13
“It was a dream come true for me after I received a call from my coach Dr R Gandhi that I have been selected to represent the country in the Olympic Games to be held in August this year.”
Stating this Baljinder Singh, a student of DAV College, Sector 10, said he used to practise on the national highway for six hours everyday in the morning and evening. He said later he started practising on a proper track at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3, Panchkula.

Amit takes Deepak Builder home
Chandigarh, March 13
An all round performance by Amit Verma (31 not out and 2 for 19) helped Deepak Builder to defeat Sagar Sports Nangal by 21 runs in the 10th Shahid Bhagat Singh Memorial Tournament held here today. the performance also earned Amit Verma the man of the match award.

High Court reverts case to CAT
Plea against Dr AK Gupta’s appointment as medical superintendent
Chandigarh, March 13
Acting on a petition filed by at least 30 PGI doctors seeking the quashing of Dr AK Gupta’s appointment as the additional professor and medical superintendent (MS), the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reverted the matter to the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Education department distributes 153 bicycles among girl students
Mohali, March 13
The Mohali district education officials today distributed as many as 153 bicycles under the SC/ST and Gender Education Scheme.

DAV-Jalandhar lift hockey trophy
Chandigarh, March 13
DAV College, Jalandhar, defeated Al Ammen College, Bangaluru, 2-1 in the final of the 19th SAIL- Nehru Champion College Hockey Tournament that concluded at the MDC National Stadium, New Delhi, today.


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