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Inventing an event!
Chandigarh, April 4
Somebody in the journalistic fraternity has slipped. And slipped badly, giving a bad name not only to his own newspaper but also misleading another newspaper into committing the same mistake of inventing an event and then slamming the powers-that-be for not celebrating it.

‘Ignore’ anonymous complaints
Chandigarh, April 4
In a major decision the Chandigarh Administration today ordered that any official taking action against an employee or official based on a complaint by an anonymous (without name) or pseudonymous (under fake name) complainant will himself be liable to face action.

Who is axing trees in Sector 27?
Chandigarh, April 4
For the past few days, some portions of the green cover around the residential premises in Sector 27 A has been cleared off. 

Saplings which were planted by Nek Chand being axed in the green area adjoining his house in Sector 27 A. 
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan


Child’s body exhumed
Panchkula, April 4
The body of three-year-old Chottu, who was crushed to death under a road-roller in Old Panchkula on March 28, was exhumed at Bhainsa Tibba village today. 

Admn wants power in phases
Chandigarh, April 4
After virtually knocking at every door, the Chandigarh Administration has managed additional power from the Union Power Ministry a few days ago. Now the Administration has written to the Northern Region Electricity Board saying that the entire allocation should be released in phases.

Hyderabad MC team meets councillors
Chandigarh, April 4
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation officials and councillors today met a 29-member delegation of the Quttubullapur Municipality in Hyderabad led by its Chairman B. Lingam Goud and the MCC led by the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi.

MNC offer on waste management
Chandigarh, April 4
The Terrasafe Technologies Private Limited, possessing an environment friendly know-how to convert municipal waste into power and vitreous tiles, has made a fresh offer to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh freeing it of 20 per cent equity participation in the Rs 150 crore project, the first such in the country.

One booked in blast case
Naya Gaon, April 4
The Ropar police today booked Tejpratap Singh Virk, for endangering human life and for negligent conduct with respect to fire and combustible matter.



Plan to promote Panchkula as cultural hub
Panchkula, April 4
The local administration is gearing up to woo various event management firms and cultural organisations in order to promote this satellite township as an alternate cultural destination to Chandigarh.

Prof Chaudhary dead
Chandigarh, April 4
Prof Iqbal Nath Chaudhary, a former Principal of Panjab University Evening College, died here today. Professor Chaudhary was a reputed scholar of political science. He was a member of the university senate for three terms and was also a member of the syndicate. 

Car, scooter catch fire
Panchkula, April 4

A car and a scooter, parked at a house in Sector 11, caught fire under mysterious circumstances late last night. 



One held for possessing charas
Chandigarh, April 4
A resident of Nohanda Tinder near Kulu, Jeewan Lal, was arrested for illegal possession of narcotics. The police has seized 2.7 kg charas from his possession. Following a tip-off, a special team from the Sector 19 police station laid a naka and arrested the accused. 





PU panel for timely submission of inspection reports
Chandigarh, April 4
A committee of Panjab University today recommended that submission of inspection reports of colleges would be made time- bound. The decision was important in wake of the usual delays.

British official calls on Pathak
Chandigarh, April 4
The First Secretary of the British High Commission called upon Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, here today.

Scholarship scheme for young scientists
Chandigarh, April 4
The First Secretary of the British High Commission called upon Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, here today.


Pay 1 lakh to kin in disappearance case
Chandigarh, April 4
Nearly nine years after a Ludhiana district resident disappeared after being picked up by the police, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the payment of Rs 1 lakh interim compensation to the victim's mother.

  • Court complex building stayed

  • Pre-arrest bail plea refused

Contempt case: summons to accused for April 10
Chandigarh, April 4
In the traffic regulation and pollution control case, Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that those accused of committing contempt of court should be present on April 10.

  • Dog bite case



Bheem close to Nature

Chandigarh, April 4
Bheem Malhotra justifies all elements of nature in his works. He captures the strength of fire, taps the power of winds and plays with the flow of water in the canvases on display at the gallery of Indus Ind Bank in Sector 8.

Bheem Malhotra points to "Valley of my dreams through the mirror", one of his many landscapes
Bheem Malhotra points to “Valley of my dreams through the mirror”, one of his many landscapes, whose exhibition opened at Indus lnd Bank Gallery on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Designs for the fashionable
Chandigarh, April 4
Playing around with vibrant hues of summer, internationally-acclaimed designer Shashank Devsare has once again managed that extra edge which separates his line of creations from the others that dot the fashion market. 

K.L. Saigal remembered
Chandigarh, April 4
The rich melody and the voice that bubbled with merriment and emotions might have died with K.L. Saigal, but the legend of him as a singer par excellence persists despite the long years between his untimely death and now.


Heart & brain surgery a success
Chandigarh, April 4
Renowned heart specialist Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, Senior Consultant, Fortis Heart Institute, SAS Nagar, has successfully tried a new surgical procedure to save the heart and brain through a procedure called retrograde coronary sinus perfusion for management of coexistent critical carotid stenosis and unstable coronary artery disease. 

Narang heads Paediatrics Dept
Chandigarh, April 4
The Department of Paediatrics, PGI, will now be headed by a PGI alumnus, Prof Anil Narang who replaced Prof Lata Kumar on March 31, 2002. He is a product of the PGI and has specialised in neonatology for which he had his training from the University of Oxford (UK).



Ankita, Shiva shine in tennis
Chandigarh, April 4
Ankita and Shiva Sangwan both of Chandigarh entered the next round of the AITA North Zone Future Kids Camp-cum-Tennis Tournament played at the CLTA Stadium, Sector 10, here today.


MC to spruce up bus-queue shelters
Chandigarh, April 4
As many as 12 of city’s dilapidated bus-queue shelters and seven new ones have been given to the Municipal Corporation for development on build-operate-and-transfer basis with a modern design accommodating several facilities.

IT park site identified
Panchkula, April 4
The district will soon have a Software Technology park and an Information Technology Polytechnic as part of a drive to promote E-governance in the state and to computerise many other citizen-related frequently used government services.

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