PU issues instructions for PUCET aspirants
Panjab University (PU) has issued instructions for the candidates of PUCET (UG) entrance test, which is to be organised on May 23 at PU campus and other centres in the city. As many as 43 centres have been set up to conduct the entrance examination for more than 15,000 candidates.
PU authorities on Thursday reviewed the preparations for the entrance test. PU controller of examinations Prof Parvinder Singh held a meeting with the concerned officers involved in conducting the examination at 43 centres in Chandigarh. He issued guidelines and directions for the smooth conduct of the examination.
PU has also announced the traffic routes for the campus examinations centres, so that the candidates could enter from the appropriate gate and use the designated route only. Exercises have been carried out to avoid jams in the PU campus, varsity spokesman informed.
PU spokesman informed that the students appearing for CET UG entrance test at centres Chandigarh 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 14 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-1 adjoining the PGI gate. The students appearing at examination centres Chandigarh 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-2 adjoining the Sector 15. Students appearing at centres Chandigarh 8 and 9 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-3 adjoining Sector 25. Examination centre Chandigarh 16 has been set up in UIAMS building, Sector 25.
Other 27 centres have been setup in various colleges of Chandigarh, which are outside the PU campus, he further informed. PU spokesman informed that the students have been asked to reach their respective test centres at least half an hour before the start of the test. No candidate reporting 15 minutes after the start of the test would be allowed to sit for the test.
After the cabinet meeting, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the new buses will start arriving from August 2022 and by September 2023, all buses, including the 1,500 electric and 450 CNG-run air-conditioned buses, will be inducted into the city fleet.
Strong protests by pro-Jammu parties erupted in Jammu on Wednesday over barbaric murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur. The protesters owing allegiance to the Dogra Front, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal raised slogans against the brutal killing and demanded strict action against the perpetrators. They also demanded sacking of the Ashok Gehlot-led government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan. The protesters also burnt effigies of the two attackers.
Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha held a meeting with several political leaders of the union territory at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The meeting was held to discuss the current situation in J&K and the Amarnath Yatra that will begin on Thursday. The Lt Governor said the meeting was held to discuss the management of Amarnath Yatra. PDP chief spokesman Suhail Bukhari, however, didn't say whether pDP president Mehbooba Mufti will attend the meeting.
Amid tight security first batch of yatris reached Baltal on Wednesday, one of the base camps for the Amarnath Yatra, as the pilgrims will have a night halt at the camp. On Thursday morning they will be leaving for the holy cave. At several places, documents were checked thoroughly. Every year the annual Amarnath yatra is taken from two routes via Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag district. Some pilgrims were busy chanting hymns.
A 15-year-old pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained after being hit by an SUV near Botanical garden, Chandigarh. Lavanya was identified as Lavanya, 15, a resident of Nayagaon. The incident took place on Tuesday when Lavanya was crossing the road near gate number 1 of Botanical Garden. She where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. Lavanya is survived by The victim's mother, Nancy Sharma, who works in a hotel and 10-year-old brother, and her father.