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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

MA Punjabi exam to be held on Dec 31 at PU

One of the examinations taken by students of MA Punjabi (third semester) at Panjab University contained questions that were not a part of the syllabus, due to which a re-examination will be held on December 31.

14 eateries fail food safety test, fined

The UT administration has fined at least 14 Food Business Operators (FBO) including international food chain and local sweet shops, for not following proper norms as per Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006. Prominent eateries fined by the administration include Subway in Sector 32 and Punjab Stores in Sector 9 D.

Bird flu: 34 suspected patients examined at GMSH

Around 34 suspected patients of bird flu were examined at Government Multispecialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, on Tuesday. However, no one showed any symptom of the bird flu.

Man booked for alleged rape of tenant

 A 48-year-old house owner was booked on Tuesday for allegedly raping his tenant in SAS Nagar on Monday. The accused was identified as a resident of Phase 7 in SAS Nagar. According to the complaint, the incident took place on Monday night, when the victim was alone at home.

CBI court convicts two of throwing acid on girls

CBI, special court, Haryana, convicted two residents of Rohtak of throwing acid on three girls, all minor, in Rohtak on June 18, 2011, on Tuesday. However, a woman, who the prosecutor had alleged, was the main instigator behind the attack was acquitted. The sentencing will be done on Tuesday.

Hamid Ansari to attend int'l conference at PU

Panjab University (PU) has announced that it will host the 67th annual Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON 2014) at the end of this month, officials said on Tuesday.

Mohali admn gears up to tackle bird flu scare

After the bird flu scare in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar deputy commissioner (DC) Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, taking a precautionary measure, conducted a special meeting with officials of the health department, animal husbandry department, officials of the wildlife protection department and other higher officials of the administration on Tuesday.

4 years on, PU fails to implement norms for promotion of professors

Even four years after the University Grants Commission (UGC) framed provisions for the promotion of professors to the rank of senior professors, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has failed to implement the same.

Ban at Sukhna leaves rowers without practice

The bird flu scare at Sukhna Lake has knocked the wind out of the sails of the teams of rowing, kayaking and canoeing, from Chandigarh as well as Punjab, preparing for the upcoming National Games scheduled to be held in Kerala from January 31.

Post-Peshawar attack, cops review security at schools

Learning lessons from the recent terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, the city police is leaving no stone unturned to assure protection of the school kids here. Authorities have formed teams of policemen, who are visiting the schools to check the safety provisions.

Fog continues to disrupt air and rail traffic

The fog disrupted air and rail traffic on Monday as well with nine flights remained cancelled and trains were running behind schedule.

Miscreants make 3 failed attempts to steal cash from ATM

Despite three attempts in an hour, three miscreants were unable to steal cash from a UCO Bank ATM opposite the bus stand here on Sunday night.

Pinjore resident gets 1-year jail in hit and run case

Four years after a Pinjore resident was booked for causing the death of a pedestrian in a road accident, judicial magistrate Anil Kaushik awarded 1-year jail to the accused.

Samples of three UT administration employees test negative for bird flu

The samples of three UT administration employees, who had experienced the symptoms of bird flu after culling the geese suffering from avian influenza, had tested negative for the disease on Monday. Earlier, the UT health department had sent their samples to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, New Delhi.

Man convicted for trying to rape 5-year-old

A local court convicted a man for trying to rape a five-year-old girl, a resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh. The convict has been identified as Nizeemudin, a resident of Gawala colony, Chandigarh.
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