04062023-CT-01.qxd 6/4/2023 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune OVER 700 PEDAL TO MARK WORLD BICYCLE DAY UT EXPEDITES SHIFTING OF SEC 26 MANDI TO NEW SITE OVERALL KHELO INDIA TITLE FOR PANJAB UNIVERSITY The rally, organised by the CSCL and the MC, started at 6.30 am from Sector 42 community centre. P3 An official says the revised layout plan of the new grain market already submitted for approval. P3 PU players win overall championship by bagging 69 medals, including 26 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze. P5 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 142 PANCHKULA 92 MOHALI 84 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MINOR GIRL HURT IN ACCIDENT Chandigarh: A vehicle driver sped away after hitting a minor girl in Sector 44 here. Ram Bahadur, a resident of Burail village, complained to the police that a car sped away after hitting a six-year-old girl near the Labour Chowk in Sector 44. The victim was admitted to the PGI. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station and investigation started. TNS ~500 hike for traditional courses PU Senate rejects Syndicate’s approval to major jump in various fees Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 3 Panjab University (PU) Senate has rejected the Syndicate’s approval to fee hike proposals for various courses and given its nod to an increase of Rs 500 (annually) only for traditional courses instead, at its meeting held today. Last week, the Syndicate had approved a fee hike of 15 per cent for selected departments and a 7.5 per cent increase for self-financed courses for the academic session 2023-2024. The approval also included a hike of Rs 500 (annual) for traditional courses for admissions during 2023-24, with an increase by 5 per cent annually to be rounded off to the next hundred thereafter. The Syndicate House had also approved an annual development fee of Rs 500 besides a 5 per cent fee hike for the existing students seek- HARYANA’S OFFER OPPOSED Several senators have objected to Haryana’s offer of funding the PU. However, the matter was not discussed as it was not listed in agenda. Recently, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar had sought the restoration of the state’s share in PU and affiliation for state colleges. Khattar, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit will again meet at the Punjab Raj Bhasan on June 5. ing admission to second and subsequent years. For partially self-financed courses, an enhancement of 7.5 per cent (subject to a ceiling of Rs 7,500 per annum) had been approved. Thereafter, the fee was to be hiked by 5 per cent per annum, to be rounded off to the next hundred (less than Rs 7,500 per annum). Also, a 5 per cent fee hike had been www.kiet.edu approved for students already studying in these courses. For courses of University of Business School (UBS), University of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) and Department of Laws, the House had decided to hike the fee by 15 per cent, with 5 per cent Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad-201206 c m y b increase per annum, rounded off to the next hundred. Besides, a total of Rs 10,000 per student was approved (from students inducted in 2023-24) as lab/infrastructure development fee. A committee, constituted by the Vice-Chancellor to discuss fee structure in the teaching departments/regional centres/constituent colleges, had recommended all these proposals. However, rejecting the Syndicate’s approval to these proposals, the Senate today unanimously decided to increase only Rs 500 for traditional courses. “The decision has been taken keeping in mind the students’ interests. It has been decided to go ahead with the minimum hike for traditional courses,” said a member of the Senate. — TNS Dera Bassi, June 3 A nine-year-old boy was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck on the college road here today. Nitin, son of Pankaj, was standing on the roadside near a dargah when a speeding truck hit him and crashed into the nearby wall. Eyewitnesses said the wall also collapsed on the victim. Nitin was with his grandfather, Shankar, who had left the spot minutes ago. Passersby gathered at the spot and nabbed the truck driver. The police impounded the truck. They are also investigating as to whether the vehicle was involved in illegal mining. A case has been registered against the truck driver. The family takes care of the dargah and had three siblings, two sons, including Nitin, and one daughter. MAX 36°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 34.2°C | MIN 20.8°C SUNRISE MONDAY 5:21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Boy hit by truck, dies on spot MAINLY CLEAR SKY SUNSET SUNDAY 7:21 PM » SUNDAY | 4 JUNE 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE MULTI-LEVEL PARKING Court tells MC to pay company ~6.78 crore Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 3 A local court has directed the Municipal Corporation to pay about Rs 6.78 crore along with interest at the rate of 12% per annum to Gautam Builders, Engineers and Contractors, the firm that built the city’s first Rs 48-crore multi-level parking lot in Sector 17. Citing “anomalies” in the construction of the parking lot, the MC had withheld the security deposit of Rs 2.06 crore, final payment of Rs 1.70 crore and payment against other construction material-related costs, totalling Rs 5.39 crore. Besides Rs 1.29 crore presuit interest, the MC will have to pay interest at the rate of 12% per annum from the date of filing of the suit till the date A car enters the multi-level parking at Sector 17. RAVI KUMAR WHAT COURT OBSERVED The court of Additional District Judge (Commercial Courts) Anshu Shukla said the defendants (corporation) had provided the specifications, designs and drawings for the construction of the building, and it was constructed by the plaintiff (firm) on the basis of the same. of decree and further from the date of decree till the date of payment. While withholding the amount, the civic continued on page 5
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