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Medicos blast quota policy
Threaten nationwide agitation

Chandigarh, April 27
Students and interns from four medical institutes of the region staged a protest rally in the city today to express solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi.

Students of the GMCH, Sector 32, protest against reservation at Matka Chowk, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday Members of the Medical Students Association make a human chain during the protest against the government on reservation issue at Sheranwala Gate Chowk in Patiala on Thursday
Students of the GMCH, Sector 32, protest against reservation at Matka Chowk, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph Members of the Medical Students Association make a human chain during the protest against the government on reservation issue at Sheranwala Gate Chowk in Patiala on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Power cuts throw life out of gear in Baltana
Zirakpur, April 27
The annual nightmare is back for thousands of residents of the township as long and unscheduled power cuts have started throwing life out of gear. 


Don’t water lawns from May 1
Chandigarh, April 27
Chandigarians, beware! Beginning May 1, if you are caught watering your lawn or washing your car with a pipe attached to the main water supply between 5.30 am and 8.30 am, the water connection to your house is liable to be disconnected. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has issued a circular imposing this ban with the aim to conserve potable water during the ongoing summer season.

PEC to abolish admissions thru state nominations
Chandigarh April 27
The Punjab Engineering College here has decided to seal the “back-door entry” route for admission to this coveted engineering institute of the city. The Board of Governors of the college would meet on April 29 to consider abolishing the age-old provision of admitting students following nominations by various state and central government agencies.

Passing thru
Ritu Kolentine: US-based trichologist, cosmetologist and make-up artist at Cleopatra


27 structures demolished
Mohali, April 27

The enforcement wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) demolished 27 structures during a drive in Jhujhar Nagar and Behlolpur village, near here, today.

An encroachment drive by PUDA at Jhujhar Nagar, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
An encroachment drive by PUDA at Jhujhar Nagar, Mohali, on Thursday

Civic body employee, resident trade charges
Mohali, April 27
Allegations and counte- allegations and heated exchanges took place between a civic body employee and a Phase X resident at the office of the local Municipal Council here today. The matter took such a turn that the police had to intervene .

Cops given tips on gender sensitivity, efficiency
Chandigarh, April 27
The Woman and Child Support Unit (WACSU) of the Chandigarh Police has organised a two-day special workshop on gender sensitisation for all police officers and staff of the unit. The workshop was held at the Recruit's Training Centre, Police Lines, Sector 26, here.

Bijli Vitran Nigam clerk suspended
Panchkula, April 27
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, (UHBVN), has suspended lower division clerk (LDC) for his alleged involvement in an embezzlement case. Besides this, the nigam has also served a charge sheet on him.

Council staff reel under heat
Mohali, April 27
Employees of the local Municipal Council are sweating it out in the absence of cooling arrangements in the newly constructed building in which glass has been extensively used .

Probe ordered against PGI librarian
Chandigarh, April 27
The Central Vigilance Commissioner, New Delhi, has asked the Chief Vigilance Officer, PGI, to investigate into the charge of illegal gratification against the institute’s senior librarian and information officer.

Brar takes over as IT Director
Chandigarh, April 27
Mr Manjit Singh Brar, a PCS officer of the 1992 batch, took over as the Director of Information Technology in the Chandigarh Administration today. Mr Brar replaces Mr Vivek Atray, an HCS, who has completed his tenure in the office and awaits repatriation to Haryana, his parent cadre.

B.S. Randhawa’s death mourned
Chandigarh, April 27
The Aitchisonians Yadavindrians Old Students Association (AYOSA) today mourned the death of Balbir Singh Randhawa, an old Aitchisonian who served as a key person in the intensive agricultural development programme that ushered in the Green Revolution in the 1960s.

Press sticker on taxi!
Chandigarh, April 27
A case of misuse of paid parking pass, which is issued by the Municipal Corporation to mediapersons, came to light today with a case being reported to the Sector- 17 police station.

Sidhu is DIG, Chandigarh Range
Chandigarh, April 27
Mr Amarjeet Singh Sidhu has taken over as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Chandigarh Range, Central Reserve Police Force, today. A veteran of anti-terrorist operations, he served in Punjab for six years during the height of militancy.

SSP Yadav gets selection grade
Chandigarh, April 27
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, pinned the badges of rank on the shoulders of Mr Gaurav Yadav, SSP, on his elevation to the selection grade of the IPS cadre at a simple ceremony at Punjab Raj Bhavan here today.

A clarification


Bid to sodomise 4-year-old
Chandigarh, April 27

The police today arrested an 18-year-old boy on the charges of kidnapping and trying to sodomise a four-year-old boy. The accused in an act of desperation allegedly made a bid on victim's life by strangulating him, when the child cried for help. Sources in the Sector 36 police station said Ram Darshan, the accused, a resident of Nehru Colony, here, was nabbed when his neighbours heard the cries of the child. 

Ram Darshan, accused of kidnapping and molesting a child in Nehru Colony, in the Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograp

Ram Darshan, accused of kidnapping and molesting a child in Nehru Colony, in the Sector 36 police station

Manager booked for outraging modesty of woman
Chandigarh, April 27
The police booked the manager of a private company, situated in Sector 8, on the allegations of outraging the modesty of a 22-year-old woman of Sector 7 here. The police said the manager had illegally kept the victim in his custody and also threatened her with dire consequences in case she informed the police about the incident.

Man falls from third floor, dies
Chandigarh, April 27
A 55-year-old man was killed this morning after he fell from the third floor of his Badheri village residence here. In another incident, the body of an unidentified man in his forties was found from near Sector 15 and 16 roundabout. The police has ruled out any possibility of foul play in both these deaths.

Decomposed body found in Sec-34 house
Chandigarh, April 27
The decomposed body of a man was found in the annexe of a Sector 34 house today evening. Deceased Jasbir was a mechanic. He was staying as a tenant at Lieut-Commander B. S. Turka’s house. The body was noticed by the landlord who then informed the police around 8.30 pm.

3 of family hurt in clash
Chandigarh, April 27
Three members of a Mani Majra-based family were injured in a clash with their relative over a property dispute this morning. According to the police, Prem Chand of Daon village, near Ropar, attacked his elder brother Karam Chand, his wife Shankutla and their son Roshan Lal with a dagger and injured them. The three have been hospitalised with serious injuries.

5 injured as trucks collide
Panchkula, April 27
Five persons, including a truck driver, were injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on the Panchkula-Naraingarh highway, near Nada Sahib Gurdwara, this morning.

Baba’s kin beat up his “wife”
Mohali, April 27
A woman has alleged that she was beaten up by members of the family of a baba of Dharamgarh village last night and had to be admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The woman, who earlier lived in Hallomajra village, Chandigarh, reportedly went to the baba when her neighbour told her about the “miraculous” powers that the baba possessed. She started staying in Dharamgarh village.

Gold chain snatched
Chandigarh, April 27
Ms Parveen Kalia of Sector 37 has lodged a complaint with the police alleging that two unidentified scooterists snatched her gold chain yesterday. A case has been registered in this regard at the Sector 39 police station.

Cash, electronic goods stolen
Panchkula, April 27
Cash and electronic goods, including a laptop, worth Rs 2 lakh were stolen from a cash collection centre housed inside a showroom in the Sector 11 market, last night.


UGC letter may open Pandora’s box in PU
Chandigarh April 27
In what is likely to open a Pandora’s box in Panjab University, the UGC has re-issued an eight-year-old letter regarding an increase in the age of retirement for the university faculty and some members of the non-teaching staff from 60 years to 62 years.

CTU urged to end discrimination against Mohali students
Mohali, April 27
A former municipal councillor has demanded that the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) authorities should check discrimination against students from Mohali while issuing concessional bus passes.

Police called over parent-teacher tiff
Chandigarh, April 27
High drama was witnessed at the Government Model High School, Sector 39, here today after a fight broke out between a parent and the school in charge following which the police had to be summoned to the school premises.

Rallies mark Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan week
Chandigarh, April 27
The Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan week is being observed in various city schools here. To mark the campaign, students of Government Model High School, Sector 20, took out a rally today which was flagged off by Ramesh Handa, Bureau Chief, SITI Cable, Chandigarh.

Students of Government Model High School, Sector 20, Chandigarh, take out a rally as part of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan week.
Students of Government Model High School, Sector 20, Chandigarh, take out a rally as part of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan week


Petitions of Sohana villagers adjourned
Land acquisition for Mohali sectors
Chandigarh, April 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday adjourned sine die the bunch of petitions filed by the owners of land in Sohana village in Mohali district, challenging the acquisition of their land for the proposed Sectors 76-80 of Mohali.


Mrs Rodrigues visits eye camp
Chandigarh, April 27
Ms Jean Rodrigues, wife of the Punjab Governor-cum-Chandigarh Administrator, today visited a free eye check-up and screening camp organised by the Society for the Care of the Blind at Kajheri village here.


City girl beats Delhi player in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, April 27
Local girl Roop Saran Rihal beat Tarannum Handa of Delhi 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in under-14 category finals of the AITA-Dellta Talent Series Tennis Tournament concluded at the courts of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Associations here today.

Yoga camp


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