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Maid found hanging in employer’s house
Family alleges rape, murder
Panchkula, April 14

A 15-year-old girl, Sheela, working as a domestic help with a Sector 4 family in the Mansa Devi Housing Complex allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ventilator in the bathroom of her employer’s house this afternoon.

A police personnel consoles parents of Sheela who allegedly committed suicide in her employer’s house in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, Panchkula, on Thursday. A police personnel consoles parents of Sheela who allegedly committed suicide in her employer’s house in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, Panchkula, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Cabinet panel okays DC’s extension
Chandigarh, April 14
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of the tenure of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, in Chandigarh by one year.



Geeta delivers stillborn, fights for life
Mullanpur Garibdass, April 14
Geeta, the 24-year-old pregnant woman who tried to immolate herself allegedly following torture by her mother-in-law, gave birth to a stillborn daughter at the PGI late last night.

Bansal, Bahl tug of war comes to fore
Chandigarh, April 14
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee today witnessed a tug of war between local MP Pawan Bansal-led group and local party unit President B. B. Bahl, who seems to have won support of groups of former Youth Congress president Manish Tiwari and Haryana Taxation Minister Venod Sharma.

Organisers caught napping as crowd throngs Pranab’s oration
Chandigarh, April 14
The unexpectedly overwhelming response of the audience who turned up to listen to Dr V.N. Tewari memorial oration, delivered by Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee at Panjab University, tested the skills of the organisers today.

 H.A. Bassford Panjab University to have Centre for Canadian Studies
Chandigarh, April 14
In a move to boost Indo-Canadian relations, Canada's University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) has decided to open its campus in Chandigarh.

Harassment case against eunuchs
Chandigarh, April 14
It’s a unique case of harassment. A city resident has lodged a complaint with the SDM (Centre), alleging that he was harassed by a group of eunuchs at his house on April 10 and urged the authorities to take action against them.

Death certificate to carry husband, father’s names
Chandigarh, April 14
The Registrar General of India has permitted mention of address and father's and husband's name in the death certificates across the country.

Bhinder’s brother hails Canadian House’s decision
Chandigarh, April 14
The decision of Canadian Parliament to pass a motion calling for a public inquiry into the 1985 Kanishka bombing has rekindled hopes of the victims’ kin for justice in aviation history’s worst-ever crash.

2 UTs overtake city on finance
Chandigarh, April 14
Even as financially the Chandigarh Administration is rated among the better-managed administrative units in the country, it is being pushed to the third spot among the union territories when the ratio of earning and expenses of money is calculated.

Passing Thru: Majid Abdullah, former vice- president of Pakistan Flour Mills Association


Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrated
Mohali, April 14
Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, MP today demanded that the Punjab Government should implement the 85th Amendment to the Constitution at the earliest.

Pranab, Amarinder pay tributes to Ambedkar
Chandigarh, April 14
Union Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh paid tributes to Dr.B.R. Ambedkar on his 114th birth anniversary at a function held at the Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan here today.

Education for all, pledges Mullana
Panchkula, April 14
The Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana, today said that the primary aim of the government in the state was to ensure education for all.

Pledge to fulfil Ambedkar’s dreams, says Chander Mohan
Panchkula, April 14
Mr Chander Mohan, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, while speaking at a function organised by the Haryana Balmiki Sabha, Sector-12-A, Panchkula, here today. He urged the people to take a solemn pledge to fulfil the dreams of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

Baisakhi celebrated
Mohali, April 14
Keeping the tradition of Baisakhi celebration alive, Hutch hosted a show filled with traditional grandeur and magical spells for recreation of its employees. Showcasing the vibrant culture of Punjab, the show gave the employees a unique opportunity to get the feel of the rural Punjab.

Serving devotees during Navratras
Panchkula, April 14
Bhakti has a different meaning for him. Every Navratras, Mr Rajinder Walia, a resident of Sector 23, Chandigarh, and homoeopath, organises free homoeopathic camp near Mansa Devi shrine and provides free medicines to patients.

Computer-aided drug design gaining momentum, say experts
Mohali, April 14
A workshop on Pharmacoinformatics in drug design was organised at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), here, today.

Sahara Homes case goes to Banur SHO
Mohali, April 14
The Patiala police has shifted the investigation regarding the Sahara City Homes case to the SHO, Banur.

Residents protest against poor water supply
Chandigarh, April 14
The taps of residents living on the first floor in Sector 7 C Central Government flats have gone dry for the past few days. After bearing with the scarcity, the residents today protested against the apathy of the concerned authorities.

Maloya residents rue lack of amenities
Chandigarh, April 14
Lack of basic civic amenities like roads, electricity, potable water, dispensary, play grounds, parks and some others were highlighted on the seventh annual function of the Himachali Maloya Niwasi Sudhar Sabha in Maloya village, here yesterday.

Mubarikpur becomes quacks’ paradise
Mubarikpur, April 14
Resentment prevails among residents of Mubarikpur and nearby areas over running of nursing homes and medical clinics by unqualified medical practitioners here since long.

Fire at garbage site
Mohali, April 14
A fire broke out at the town’s garbage dumping ground site near the Industrial Area here today. No loss of life or property was reported.

A clarification


Chain snatcher arrested
Chandigarh, April 14
The police arrested Munish Kumar, who, along with another accomplice, today snatched a gold chain from a cyclist from near High Court Chowk this morning. The other accused is still at large.

Woman succumbs to burns
Mohali, April 14
A married woman who allegedly attempted to commit suicide by setting her clothes on fire in Phase XI here on April 10 died in hospital today.


Store relaunched


CPM to oppose privatisation of schools
Chandigarh, April 14
The Secretary of the Punjab unit of the CPM, Mr Balwant Singh, has given a call to people to put up strong resistance against the State Government’s decision to hand over 2,000 government schools to private managements.

Laptops in PEC evoke mixed feelings
Chandigarh, April 14
Students of Punjab Engineering College, expressed mixed feelings over the proposal of laptops to be made compulsory in the college. Many of them are happy with the decision while others are concerned that some students won’t be able to afford it.


Kathak adds to spiritual experience
Panchkula, April 14
The lush green surroundings in the Mansa Devi shrine added to a rare spiritual experience as famous kathak danseuse, Anuradha Arora, performed on the sixth day of the Navratras today.

New Releases
5 films lined up for release today

“Khamosh — Khauff ki Raat” is a psychological thriller starring Shilpa Shetty. Mr World 2001 Rajeev Singh makes his debut in this edge-of-the-seat thriller, directed by Deepak Tijori.


Engineering students take part in a face painting competition at the PEC fest in Chandigarh on Thursday. ‘Elements’ 05’ packs entertainment with literary activities
The day two of “Elements’ 05”, hosted by students of Punjab Engineering College, today came packed with a mix of literary activities and entertainment as students from various institutes racked their brains in the quiz and tried their hand at oration in a debate and put their vocal chords to test in “antakshri”.

Engineering students take part in a face painting competition at the PEC fest in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune Photograph

Fools mesmerise audience
“OM brashtam brashtam shaanti,” the chants of legendary poet Ashok Chakradhar with a curious contemplative echoed the otherwise calm ambience of the Kalagram open auditorium as the mega event of “Mahamoorakh Sammelan” got a majestic start.

Alian Ouvrieu Want to study European business, come to Alliance Francaise
alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, in collaboration with ESSCA, one of the French campuses offering courses in European business, is now recruiting students wanting to study abroad.

Alian Ouvrieu


Programme on radio oncology tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 14
The Department of Radiotherapy, PGI, will organise a two-day Continuing Medical Education Programme on “Newer techniques in radiation Oncology” from April 16.


Bahadur Khan of Malerkotla pulls a motor cycle carrying six persons at the rural sports mela held at Khuda Ali Sher Village, near Chandigarh, on Thursday. Kabaddi matches mark sports mela’s conclusion
Chandigarh, April 14
The three-day rural sports mela, Vishaal Pendu Khed Mela, concluded today with much fanfare at the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Stadium at Khuda Ali Sher village, near here.

Bahadur Khan of Malerkotla pulls a motor cycle carrying six persons at the rural sports mela held at Khuda Ali Sher Village, near Chandigarh, on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Mandeep Singh returns a shot during AITA talent series at Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Mandeep , Poorna romp home in AITA tourney
Chandigarh, April 14
Mandeep Gill of Chandigarh entered the finals of boys’ under-14 and under-14 to 16 years categories and Poorna of Chandigarh followed the suit in the girls’ section under the same categories of AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held at Lake Club, Sector 6, here today.

Mandeep Singh returns a shot during AITA talent series at Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Mehar, Mandeep emerge u-16 tennis champs
Chandigarh, April 14
Mehar Anand and Mandeep Singh Randhawa today bagged the girls and boys under-16 singles titles, respectively, at the St Peter’s Tennis Tournament organised in the St Peter’s School, Sector 37, here.


HUDA to auction commercial sites on April 21
Panchkula, April 14
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to auction commercial sites in Panchkula on April 21. The auction will be held at Estate Office, HUDA Complex, Sector 6, on at 10 am.

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