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No limit to deputation
Chandigarh, March 31
It is not only the education department where a number of teachers from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana have overstayed their deputation period of five years. Police personnel from the two states also continue to be on deputation to the UT police for between 30 and 35 years.


CTU to withdraw 60 ordinary buses from long routes
Chandigarh, March 31
CTU buses parked at the workshop in the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Sector 43 in Chandigarh on Saturday The Chandigarh Administration does not seem keen on running buses of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) on long routes. After withdrawing 20 heating-ventilation and air-conditioned (HVAC) buses from long routes, the CTU is now withdrawing 60 ordinary buses from long routes, citing low occupancy.

CTU buses parked at the workshop in the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Sector 43 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie Brangelina to go in for big, fat wedding near Chandigarh
Chandigarh/Los Angeles, march 31
It is official. After several months of silence and speculation, the madly in love couple Brangelina has finally decided to be man and wife. Following in the footsteps of Russell Brand and Katy Perry, the Hollywood’s most-viewed and often-clicked duo has decided to skip their traditional ‘white wedding’ and go in for a Hindu-style marriage ceremony.
Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie

pu senate meeting
Semester system at undergraduate level put on hold
Chandigarh, March 31
Witnessing strong opposition to the Panjab University (PU) decision to introduce the semester system at the undergraduate level in all 188 affiliated colleges from 2013, the Senate today decided to put the PU order on hold till the university and colleges are ready for it.

burail wall
HC tells CHB to complete work in four months
Chandigarh, March 31
A brick wall will now separate Burail from Sector 45-A. Acting on a petition filed in public interest, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Chandigarh Housing Board “to initiate and complete the necessary steps” for the construction of wall within four months.



Railways should deliver on its promises, say residents of tricity
Chandigarh, March 31
Although, the Railway authorities have introduced a new weekly train to Mumbai, residents across the tricity, hailing from Southern India, feel that the city needs to have a better connectivity with the important cities in South. The residents said in order to promote tourism in the city, the authorities needed to introduce new trains, besides providing world-class facilities at the station.

Haryana roadways short of staff
Tribune News Service
Staff crunch in Haryana roadways have left the residents at the receiving-end with around 20 buses remaining off-road in the absence of drivers and conductors. Interestingly, the routes witnessing huge rush have been closed following the shortage of staff leading to inconvenience to daily passengers.

Security cover outside religious sites
Mohali, March 31 Against the backdrop of elaborate security arrangements in the town, no untoward incident was reported here today. Keeping in view of prevailing tension due to Rajoana issue and today’s ‘Ram Navmi’ processions, a special security cover was provided outside the religious sites of the town.

Opening of liquor vends opposed
Panchkula, March 31
The residents of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) are up in arms against the opening of six liquor shops at Mata Mansa Devi shrine area thus hurting the sentiments of the people in the region.

Four escape unhurt
Mohali, March 31
Four persons had a narrow escape in two separate accidents, at Sector 70 and Sector 68, respectively, here this morning.

zirakpur flyover
New road cuts comes up on highway
Zirakpur, March 31
Commuters will soon get a new road cut in the divider, situated beneath the flyover in Zirakpur at National highway No 21. The new road cut will not only help in curbing traffic problem at Zirakpur but also in avoiding commuters from covering an additional distance of 5 kms to reach the mere distance of 200 mts. The PWD has started work to make cut in divider from Friday.

Bio-medical waste treatment plant
UT not to go ahead with project at Dadu Majra
Chandigarh, March 31
The Chandigarh Administration today refused to set up a common bio-medical waste treatment plant at Dadu Majra under the public-private partnership.

SDO claims assault by contractor
Chandigarh, March 31 An SDO posted with the UT electricity department was allegedly assaulted by a contractor on Saturday.

Truck catches fire
Chandigarh, March 31
A stationed truck caught fire at scrap market near Hallo Majra this morning. The police said driver of the truck Rajesh Kumar went home to have food after parking the truck that was loaded with 44 refrigerators that were to be delivered in Ludhiana.

PU to follow UGC-defined API
Chandigarh, March 31
Taking yet another U-turn, the Panjab University Senate today decided to go by the Annual Performance Index (API) Performa defined by the University Grant Commission (UGC) for the promotion of teachers and for fresh appointments.


Teach me how to fight
Students of Panjab University demonstrate self-defence training on the concluding day of a camp for PU girl students on Saturday
Students of Panjab University demonstrate self-defence training on the concluding day of a camp for PU girl students on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

PU puts science centre, planetarium on hold
Chandigarh, March 31
The Panjab University has decided to re-consider the proposal of constructing science centre and planetarium at its South campus.

Colleges violating norms likely to face disaffiliation
Chandigarh, March 31
Panjab University has decided to take stern action against the colleges that are running without teachers.

Colleague corrupt, alleges Senator
Chandigarh, March 31
The matter of alleged tampering of the pension file of a sitting Senator came up during the Senate meeting held at Panjab University today.

Former students of GCG-11 strike a pose in Chandigarh on Saturday GCG-11 holds first alumni meet
Chandigarh, March 31
The Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, also known as GCG 11, held its alumni meet today. It was a memorable day for the college as alumni from over five decades gathered in the college auditorium. More than 100 alumni took part in the event, including those from early batches of 1960’s.

Former students of GCG-11 strike a pose in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


District Bar Association elections on April 4
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 31
The elections for the various posts of District Bar Association Fatehgarh Sahib will be held on April 4. The panel of two warring groups of lawyers has filed the nomination papers and after scrutiny the papers of all the candidates were found in order.

Trader robbed of Rs 2 lakh
Dera Bassi, March 31
An unidentified youth robbed a trader of Rs 2 lakh at Mubarikpur camp, last night. Omprakash, a resident of Sector 48, Chandigarh, reported that he used to supply goods in wholesale and retail.

Dumping of garbage in open irks Dera Bassi residents
Dera Bassi, March 31
Residents of some areas of Dera Bassi city have been feeling harassed due to the dangerous pollution caused by the garbage dumped in the nearby dumping ground. Heaps of garbage keep on causing pollution continually for the residents of Gulmohar city, ATS, Ashiana colony and the students of DAV School, Dera Bassi, and the ATS Valley School.


lok adalat
9,547 cases disposed of
Chandigarh, March 31
Instead of paying hefty fine to the UT police for traffic violations, a majority of violators choose the special lok adalat to pay the fine as it costs them very less.

PIL in missing youths case
Chandigarh: Eight years after 37 youngsters in search of greener pastures across the seas lost their way, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the authorities concerned to carry on with their investigations.


2 killed, 1 hurt in mishaps
Chandigarh, March 31
A cyclist and an auto-rickshaw driver were killed while a pedestrian sustained injuries in separate road accidents reported across the city in the last 24 hours.


A match in progress at DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on SaturdayDAV, St Stephen’s in final
Chandigarh, March 31
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, and St Stephen’s School, Togan, will be face to face in the final of the ongoing Coca Cola Cricket Cup for Boys (U-16) tomorrow.
In the first semi-final, played at GNPS Sector 36, the team of St Stephen’s School defeated Baby Model School Kapurthala by 48 runs. After winning the toss, the Kapurthala outfit put St Stephen boys to bat and the latter scored a total of 217 runs for 9 wickets in 47 overs.

A match in progress at DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

12 amateur golfers shine
Panchkula, March 31
BMW Amateur Golf International Competition was organised at Panchkula golf club, here today.
The tournament was earlier conducted in nine cities, including Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.

Dhyaria emerges tennis champ
Chandigarh, March 31
Tennis player Dhyaria defeated Abhinav in straight sets by 8-6 to clinch the BTS Tennis Tournament (U-12) trophy at Banyan Tree School in Sector 48, which concluded here today.



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