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St Kabir, Shivalik in the dock
Notice issued to schools for building violations
Chandigarh, April 8
Certain renowned private schools in the city have been found on the wrong side of the law as far as building violations and misuse of premises are concerned.

Traffic helpline on the blink
Chandigarh, April 8
The Chandigarh Police Traffic helpline 1073 went out of order today. The number is to be used by residents for traffic-related queries.

Skin OPD in GH-16
One doctor, 300 patients
Chandigarh, April 8
Check this. One patient gets two minutes in the skin OPD. Reason: Only one skin specialist for 200-300 patients that turn up during the six-hour OPD at the General Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 here.

Bird Flu
Poultry farmers seek financial aid from Centre
Chandigarh, April 8
The North Zone Broiler and Breeder Association made an appeal to the Union Government to announce financial aid for poultry farmers who were adversely affected by the recent outbreak of bird flu.

Land for development works
Forest dept to transplant trees
Chandigarh, April 8
To avoid cutting trees in City Beautiful, known internationally for its greenery, the Chandigarh forest department is adopting an innovative method of uprooting and transplanting trees to make land available for various development works and also preserve the greenery of the town.


PU to have separate gym for women
Chandigarh, April 8
Fitness seems to be the mantra this season, with the Panjab University waking up to the need of a separate gymnasium for girls.


Admn says no to leasing out of ISBT-17 site
Chandigarh, April 8
Putting a lid on all rumours to sell or lease out the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) building, a prime property, to a big private player, the UT administration has decided that the site will be used to create infrastructure for the proposed Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) in the coming years.

Kidnapping that wasn’t
Turns out to be row between husband, wife
Chandigarh, April 8
A call made to the police control room about the kidnapping of two girls near Sindhi Sweets in Sector 8 here this afternoon sent the local police in a tizzy.

Tourist Police
Cops get tips to serve tourists
Chandigarh, April 8
With the Chandigarh administration mulling the formation of the tourist police, select police officials today got some tourism tips to turn them into “goodwill ambassadors” to make the stay of the domestic and international tourists comfortable.

Rs 3 crore granted during MC meet
Inquiry marked against alleged misbehaviour of clerk
Mohali, April 8
Estimates for development works worth around Rs three crore were cleared at the general house meeting of the municipal council held here today, even as an inquiry was marked into the alleged misbehaviour of a civic body clerk with a municipal councillor.

Stay on paying relief to client
Chandigarh, April 8
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has stayed the order passed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I wherein an advocate was asked to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for being negligent in his duty towards his client.

Residents protest setting up of liquor vend
Mohali, April 8
Members of the market welfare committee, Phase 3B2, are up in arms against the allotment of space for a liquor vend in the market by the Punjab government.

Cabinet minister declares holiday on May 5
Mohali, April 8
Invoking his authority to declare a holiday in a district, the Punjab cabinet minister for cooperation Captain Kanwaljit Singh today declared May 5 as a holiday in district SAS Nagar to celebrate the birth centenary of Jassa Singh Ramgarhia.

Gullu turns one
Zirakpur, April 8
Chattbir Zoo’s most loved inmate - Gullu - a white tiger cub, turned one today. While Gullu remained oblivious of the importance of the day, for the zoo authorities it was a special occasion.

Milk union delegation honours health minister
Mohali, April 8
A delegation of Milk Union Association, including various chairmen elected by milk producers of different Milk Unions associated with the Punjab State Milk Cooperative Movement, met Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health and family welfare minister, Punjab, here today.

Fauji Beat
Pay panel has embarrassed service chiefs
“To create great armies is one thing; to lead them and to handle them is another”, said Winston Churchill.

Chandigarh, April 8
Reacting to a news report “ Man duped of Rs 2.5 lakh ” carried on April 8, Union Bank of India, today clarified that the duping incident did not take place on its premises.

Check salaries of MPs/MLAs


Central Varsity Status
JAC vows to step up stir
Chandigarh, April 8
A batch of five persons, including Prof Rajan Gaur, vice-president, PUTA, Dr E Nahar, and Dr Jatinder Grover from DCS, Dr Ashok Kumar, Department of Hindi and Ravi Shankar Chaube from Geology department sat on the fast on the second day of the chain fast at a call given by joint action committee.

Ritu leads in cartoon-making
Panchkula, April 8
Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here, organised an events today for middle and secondary classes on first activity day of the new session.

From Colleges
Lecture on genesis of management
Mohali, April 8
An expert lecture on genesis of management was organised for MBA students of Doaba Group of Colleges, here today.


Eyewitness retracts statement in murder case
Chandigarh, April 8
The eyewitness in the sensational murder of chartered accountant Rajesh Goyal on May 22, 2007, today retracted from his statement in the court of district and sessions judge K.K. Garg.


Chief administrator’s powers delegated
Chandigarh, April 8
After almost a year, the Chandigarh administration today delegated powers of the chief administrator under Section 15 of the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulation) Act, 1952, to three officers-deputy commissioner, RK Rao, assistant estate officer, Ashwani Kumar, and land acquisition officer, Hargunjit Kaur.


Cop shoots wife, son and himself
Kharar, April 8
Bhupinder Singh, head constable with DIG (Home Gaurd), Punjab, who shoots himself after killing his wife and son at his residence in Kharar on Tuesday; (right) Robin Singh, who was also shot dead. A head constable attached with a deputy inspector-general (DIG Home Guard), Punjab, shot himself after killing his son and wife.

Bhupinder Singh, head constable with DIG (Home Gaurd), Punjab, who shoots himself after killing his wife and son at his residence in Kharar on Tuesday; (right) Robin Singh, who was also shot dead. — Tribune photos by Vicky Gharu

Four arrested for kidnapping youth
Kharar, April 8
Four people were arrested for kidnapping, roughing up and illegally confining 22-year-old Guriqbal Singh, yesterday.

National conference on retail marketing
Kharar, April 8
A national conference on challenges and opportunities in retail marketing sector was organised at the Rayat-Bahra Institute of Management, here today.

Parking row: Ropar lawyers to meet CM
Ropar, April 8
The Ropar Bar Association members have decided to meet chief minister Prakash Singh Badal over the issue of parking vehicles in the judicial complex.

Tribune Impact
Harassment of lady doc: DC marks inquiry
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 8
After The Tribune highlighted the plight of a lady doctor, who has been facing harassment at the hands of her superiors for quite some time, the deputy commissioner today marked an inquiry into the allegations levelled by the doctor.

PSEB to fund disabled boy’s education
Patiala, April 8
PSEB has turned sympathetic towards people injured due to technical faults of the electricity board.

4 teachers injured in accident
Ambala, April 8
Four teachers, including a principal, were injured when the three-wheeler in which they were travelling collided with a car on GT road near village Maora, today morning.

Acid from tanker injures couple
Ambala, April 8
A couple was partially burnt as acid fell on them from a tanker passing on the road, here yesterday.

DSP holds inquiry into social worker’s suicide
Bassi Pathana, April 8
Hectic activity was witnessed in the municipal council office here today, as a team of Mohali police led by DSP S.S. Bains came to conduct an open enquiry in the case registered against leading industrialists of the town and PSEB officials.

JE assault: PSEB employees threaten strike
Bassi Pathana, April 8
The employees and officers of the local PSEB department yesterday threatened to go on strike if police does not take action against Satnam Singh and his wife, who allegedly assaulted JE Yash Pal while he was on duty.


New Public School records highest score
Chandigarh, April 8
St Stephen's School, Sector 45, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, and St Xavier's School, Mohali, being strong contenders qualified for the pre-quarterfinals of the Tata Tea Arsenal Star Soccer Tournament for Schools (10 to 15 years).

Aussie hockey player shares valuable tips
Chandigarh, April 8
The budding players of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy were in for a special treat as they got a valuable chance to learn from Ric Charles Worth, former Australian player, at sports Complex, Sector 42.

Gurinder enters quaterfinals
Chandigarh, April 8
Wild card Digvijay Naruka of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association shocked seventh seed Aniruddh Darp in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, on the second day of the All-India Tennis Association Super Series being played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium, here today.

Jeev all set for US Masters
Chandigarh, April 8
Chandigarh golf icon Chiranjeev Milkha Singh could not have asked for more. The 2006 Asian Tour number, one and the first Indian to feature in the prestigious US Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club (USA) in 2007, has got an invitation to play on the Augusta greens again from April 10 to 13 this year.


Outsider staying in DAVC hostel held, freed
Chandigarh, April 8
An outsider was arrested from the DAV College premises here today on the charges of selling drugs.

Man killed in hit-and-run incident
Chandigarh, April 8
An unidentified man in his mid-fifties was killed in a road accident near the Sector 56 petrol pump here this morning.

Student killed in accident
Panchkula, April 8
Anita, an 11-year old student, was killed and her sister Nirmala(13) was injured in a road accident here today.

One booked for Rs 18,00,000 fraud
Chandigarh, April 8
On the complaint of A.S. Sodhi, director, Judicial Academy, Sector 26, a case under Section 406, 409 and 420, IPC, has been registered at the Police Station 26 against N.S. Saini of Judicial Academy.

Drugs seized from chemist’s shop
Zirakpur, April 8
A team of district health authorities today raided a chemist shop in Chatt village here and seized drugs worth Rs 45,000.


Guru Jina, the Gipsy Princess of Europe, dances with students at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, Chandigarh on Tuesday. Work of Roman children on display
Chandigarh, April 8
Romanian civilisation would now enthuse school children through brush. International Roman Day was commemorated at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, here today.

Guru Jina, the Gipsy Princess of Europe, dances with students at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Gypsy Princess in search of a guru
Chandigarh, April 8
I have come to India in search of a Ustad (Guru), who would guide me to learn Santoor to add grace to my singing.

Gul Panag Miss India title is losing its sheen: Gul
Chandigarh, April 8
Over the years the distinction between the art or parallel cinema and the commercial cinema has considerably narrowed down paving way for the emergence of a new mainstream cinema.                       
Gul Panag


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