03122017-CT-01.qxd 12/3/2017 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 3 DECEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Writers for exams Gangster in judicial custody Choi Kwang Do Physically challenged students of PU raise the issue of taking permission for writers for exams. P2 Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has been sent to judicial custody in connection with the Delhi shootout case. P4 Panchkula players win four medals at National Choi Kwang Do Championship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 24.°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 8.2°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.22 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.03 AM PU-affiliated colleges set to hike fee by 5% Syndicate to discuss panel’s recommendationon Dec 10 SESSION 2018-19 Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 2 The colleges affiliated to Panjab University (PU) are set to hike fee under all heads, including examination and tuition fee, by 5 per cent for the session 2018-19. The Syndicate, which is the governing body of the PU, will discuss the hike, which is on the agenda for its meeting scheduled for December 10. According to the minutes of a meeting of the fee rationalisation committee held on September 29, an overall 5 per cent hike has been recommended in all heads, subject to the maximum of Rs 1,000. Prof RS Jhanji, Principal of AS College, Khanna, presided over the meeting. The present scenario of private universities having launched degree courses and attracting students by alluring them with more incentives and the reduction in the number of students taking admission in PU-affiliated colleges were discussed during the meeting. PRESENT ANNUAL FEE IN PU COLLEGES Course Punjab Chandigarh BA ~11,350 ~13,470 BCom ~20,530 ~20,030 BSc ~12,760 MA ~15,880 ~15,880 MCom ~ 20,938 ~20,530 MSc ~18,590 ~18,590 ~14,830 The minutes of the meeting stated: “Providing better infrastructure, amenities, hygienic and conducive environment to the students is also a challenge for our colleges. To rationalise the fee structure for the year 2018-19, it is important to ensure that there is a reasonable enhancement in the fee. If there is a quantum jump, the number of students in affiliated colleges will further decrease.” Meanwhile, the case of transfer of an establishment branch senior assistant’s son, who is pursuing BA-LLB at the Hoshiarpur centre, to the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), PU, will be placed before the Syndicate for discussion. Earlier, Registrar Col GS Chadha (retd) had observed that he had personally examined the case and it needed to be considered sympathetically within the existing provisions of the PU rules. Dean of University Instructions Prof Meenakshi Malhotra sought comments from Prof Navdeep Goyal, fellow and chairperson of the Department of Physics, on the issue. Prof Goyal opined, “The case is not covered under the provisions approved by the Syndicate.” On this, the Registrar observed that “in order to promote employee welfare, we may seek the approval of the competent authority on the merit of individual cases.” 29-year-old dies in Lalru mishap SEC 19 FIRE INCIDENT Another woman succumbs to burns, toll 2 Our Correspondent Lalru, December 2 A 29-year-old man died while his elder brother escaped with minor injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on was allegedly hit by another bike near Lalru Mandi on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Gurvinder Singh, who worked at a factory in Lalru, and the injured as Jagdish Singh, both residents of Lalru Mandi. continued on p4 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 2 A 28-year-old woman, who was injured in a fire incident that took place in Sector 19 on Wednesday, succumbed to her burn injuries, raising the toll in the incident to two. Usha, the daughter of Saroj (50) who was charred to death on Wednesday, had suffered around 60 per cent burns in the incident and died at the PGIMER last night. Saroj had died on the same day while her husband Sundar Singh (52), their daughter Usha (now deceased) and Usha’s son Arpit (3) had suffered burn injuries. Saroj’s mother-in-law Palo Devi had also suffered injuries in the incident. A case against Palo Devi was registered under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sector 19 police station on her son Sundar Singh’s statement. Sundar Singh told the police that arguments were common between his mother and wife. On Wednesday, they had an argument, following which Saroj set herself and her daughter on fire after pouring petrol. c m y b Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the inauguration of a multi-level parking in Panchkula on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NTIIN MITTAL SEE ALSO P5 Khattar: Cabinet to take call on dissolving P’kula MC MLAs of Panchkula, Kalka had raised the issue with CM Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, December 2 Amid the local civic body’s failure to carry out developmental activities, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the matter to dissolve the Panchkula Municipal Corporation would be discussed by the Cabinet before a decision was taken on it. The CM stated this while talking to mediapersons after inaugurating a multi-level parking here today. Recently, Gian Chand Gupta and Latika Sharma, Panchkula and Kalka MLAs, respectively, had asked the CM to dissolve the MC and restore the old system of municipal council for Panchkula and municipal committees for Kalka and Pinjore. The Panchkula MC was set up in March 2010 by merging the municipal council of Panchkula and the municipal committees of Pinjore and Kalka. Sources revealed that the decision to dissolve the Panchkula MC was likely to be taken next month. The sources added that discussions were taking place at higher levels to dissolve not only the Panchkula MC but also some other municipal corporations in the state. The CM further said soon, a logistic hub would be developed in the area across Ghaggar river in the Panchkula continued on p4 TRAFFIC ADVISORY CHANDIGARH: The police have issued a traffic advisory for Sunday’s ‘Braveheart’s motorcycle ride’. A part of the Military Literature Festival2017, the event will be flagged off at 10.45 am from the Chandigarh War Memorial in Sector 3 and will pass through the Sector 2/3/10/11 roundabout, turn left towards the GMSH-16 roundabout, make another left turn towards Matka Chowk, the Press light point, then turn right towards the ISBT-17 roundabout to proceed towards the Piccadilly roundabout, the South End roundabout, the Mataur roundabout and the Sector 51/52 light point before entering Mohali. TNS
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