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Raging bulls claim life

Budanpur resident dies as one of the bulls gores him near home26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: A fight between two bulls claimed the life of a 37-year-old resident of Budanpur village in Sector 16 here on Wednesday afternoon.

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Raging bulls claim lifeParwana Singh

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 25

A fight between two bulls claimed the life of a 37-year-old resident of Budanpur village in Sector 16 here on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Parwana Singh, who worked as a blacksmith, and was staying in a temporary shed along with his family.

His brother, Ahmda Singh, said his brother had recently met with an accident due to which there were injury marks on his head. His vision was also poor. In the afternoon, he was sitting on a cot outside his home when two fighting bulls came close to him. One of the bulls hit his brother on the head and he fell down. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where he died, he said.

Ram Singh, a neighbour, said after Parwana was hit by the bull, his old wounds opened up and he started bleeding. Fight between stray cattle is a common sight here, he said.

Balkar Singh, in charge of Police Post, Sector 16, said they had recorded the statements of family members and neighbours of the deceased and initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Replying to a query on taking any action against MC officials, he said they were investigating the matter.

Officials turn a blind eye to stray menace 

The MC officials are responsible for dealing with stray cattle menace in the city. Recently, she had even sent pictures of stray cattle roaming around in her ward to MC officials, but no action was initiated. The MC should set up a temporary shelter, so these stray cattle can be shifted there. The officials are busy ensuring open defecation free (ODF) status for the city but do not pay heed towards issues, such as stray menace, which has now cost a man’s life. — Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, Mayor

New Gaushala coming up 

It is very unfortunate. At present, all gaushalas in the district are packed to full capacity. The MC is constructing a gaushala at Sukhdarshapur village. Soon, a portion will be constructed and the MC will shift stray cattle there.— Rajesh Jogpal, Municipal Commissioner

‘MC has failed common man’ 

The five-year term of Municipal Corporation House is coming to an end but the MC has failed to tackle any issue, be it stray cattle or sanitation, which concerns the common man. The MC has failed in its duty towards citizens. — Kulbhushan Goyal, INLD leader

Victim’s Kin seek compensation

The deceased had no pucca house and was residing at a temporary shelter in the village. He is survived by his wife and a two-year-old daughter. His family has sought financial compensation from the district administration and the MC.

Oldest CBI graft case ends today

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The oldest graft case pending in the CBI court here is set to finish on Thursday when a decorated sub-inspector of the Chandigarh police, along with a trader, will be awarded the quantum of sentence.

PGI slapgate: Doc tenders apology

PGI slapgate: Doc tenders apology

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The woman doctor, who had repeatedly slapped an HIV patient at the New OPD of the PGI, has tendered an apology in writing and expressed regret over her action.

Seven walk free in PU firing case

Seven walk free in PU firing case

26 Apr 2018 | 10:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge RK Sharma on Wednesday acquitted seven persons in a case pertaining to firing on the Panjab University campus here in 2016.

Car robbed at gunpoint recovered

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Verna car that was robbed at gunpoint by car thief Jagseer Singh, alias Seera, and his accomplices, in Sector 35 on March 17, has been recovered by the UT police from Sector 25.

Helmet for women

UT Admn places draft notification before HC

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court a draft notification on making helmet mandatory for women riders, except those wearing a turban, on Wednesday.

214 take part in Road Safety Week celebrations

214 take part in Road Safety Week celebrations

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police is celebrating the 29th Road Safety Week-2018, with the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha’, as part of which a painting competition and face painting competition on road safety was organised by the Chandigarh Traffic Police at Multipurpose Hall, Police Lines, Sector 26, on Wednesday.

Amid high drama at DAV College, students exchange blows

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A high drama was witnessed at DAV College, Sector 10, when two groups of students having affiliation to different student parties entered into a fight during a protest against the college authorities for detaining around 250 students due to the short attendance.

Panel warns schools against irregularities

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Right (CCPCR) took a suo-moto action following allegations against schools for indulging in irregularities.

NGO honours 30 govt school students

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students and teachers of Hamari Kaksha, an NGO working in the field of educating less privileged children, celebrated Achievement Day at Government School, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula.

Event showcases Mirza Ghalib’s love for Benaras

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Paying tribute to the iconic poet, Mirza Ghalib, the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, and the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, hosted the screening of documentary ‘ Benares : Ka’ba-e- Hindostan’ here on Wednesday.

Expert dwells on Constitutional law at RBU

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Mohali: The University School of Law, Rayat Bahra University, organised a special lecture on Constitutional law at the university auditorium on Wednesday.

3-decade-old controversy ends as court sets aside lease cancellation order

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: Nearly three-decade old controversy involving an industrial area plot has culminated, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court setting aside the UT Assistant Estate Officer’s order passed in 1989 cancelling the lease of the site for the violation of building bylaws.

Students find Class XII economics paper easyre-exam

Students find Class XII economics paper easy

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students, who appeared for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) economics re-examination on Wednesday, said the paper was easy as compared to the earlier exam conducted on March 26.

Kher demands rollback of parking fee hike

Kher demands rollback of parking fee hike

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: MP Kirron Kher has opposed the recent hike in the parking fees by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and demanded that the hike should be rolled back immediately.

Sector 37 resident booked for cheating

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have booked a Sector 37 resident on the complaint of an Excise and Taxation officer for cheating a club by providing it a fake liquor licence.

4 acquitted in theft, robbery cases

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were acquitted by a court on Wednesday in a theft case as the prosecution failed to prove evidence.

Non-appearance in courts

Court notices to 38 sureties

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have taken an initiative to ensure that the accused in snatching and robbery cases regularly attend court dates, resultantly which the local court this year had fined two sureties and issued 38 notices to the sureties after the accused persons failed to appear in the court during hearings.

Cong to protest demolition drive at Khuda Ali Sher

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Congress on Wednesday said it will protest against the scheduled demolition drive of the UT Administration at Khuda Ali Sher on April 27.

2 Judges transferred

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday announced the transfers of two judicial officers from Chandigarh.

Speeding behind 93.85% road accidents in city last year

Speeding behind 93.85% road accidents in city last year

26 Apr 2018 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Out of the total 342 road accidents reported during 2017 in the city, around 93.85 per cent accidents (321) were due to overspeeding, while only 10 accidents were due to drunken driving.

Unhygienic bathrooms at govt hospitals, nobody bothers

Unhygienic bathrooms at govt hospitals, nobody bothers

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Patiala city lacks cleanliness at public toilets and washrooms even though the Union Government has been emphasising stress on cleanliness.

Girl killed in hit-&-run

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

NABHA:In a hit-and-run case, a girl, identified as Amritpal Kaur, a resident of Kuliwal (Jamalpur) near Ludhiana, was killed after an unidentified driver banged his car into the vehicle of the victim injuring her seriously.

Punjabi University to build alumni house on campus

Punjabi University to build alumni house on campus

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:The Punjabi University held an alumni meet at the Kala Bhawan here on Wednesday.

Fire breaks out at sweet shop

Fire breaks out at sweet shop

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Kohli Sweets, a famous eatery joint of the city located in Tripri, was reduced to ashes after a major fire broke around 4.30 in the morning.

Man held for rape attempt on minor

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:The police arrested a man on a charge of attempting to rape a minor girl here on Wednesday.

Councillors want check on stray cattle menace

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

NABHA:Concerned over the increase in the accidental death cases due to the stray animal menace, Nabha Municipal Councillors have submitted a memorandum to the sub-divisional magistrate to initiate steps tackle the town of the menace, besides stopping Rs 1-lakh payment to the local gaushala.

Pbi varsity signs MoU with PCCI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University has signed an MoU with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), New Delhi.

Patiala Brief

Students bring laurels

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Patiala: Scholars of Ryan International School brought laurels to the school by winning two gold and nine silver medals at World Scholars Cup, Chandigarh.

CTU employee’s murder

Police again procure non-bailable arrest warrant for Lt Col Sandhu

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: A week after the dismissal of an anticipatory bail of Lt Col BS Sandhu in the CTU employee Abhishek Guleria murder case, the Mohali police on Wednesday again procured his non-bailable arrest warrant from a local court at Kharar near here.

Man arrested for outraging minor’s modesty

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

KHARAR: The police have arrested Devinder Singh, a resident of Allapur village, who used criminal force to outrage the modesty of a 13-year-old girl belonging to a nearby village.

MC turns blind eye to stray cattle menace in P’kula

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: While a fight between two bulls claimed the life of a city resident, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has turned a blind eye towards stray cattle menace in Panchkula.

SSA/RMSA teachers hold protest, seek pending salaries

SSA/RMSA teachers hold protest, seek pending salaries

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Members of the SSA/RMSA Teachers’ Union, Punjab, on Wednesday staged a protest outside the PSEB building in Phase VIII, demanding unpaid salaries for the past five months.

10 days after boy could not be traced, kin conduct rituals

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Over 10 days after the body of a 6-year-old boy, who was feared drowned in a canal in Ropar, could not be traced, the family of the victim on Wednesday conducted rituals (bhog) at a local gurdwara, hoping to get closure.

Two snatchers attack 83-yr-old

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: There is no stoppage of snatching incidents in Panchkula.

Punjabi singer booked for immigration fraud

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Renowned Punjabi singer Preet Brar has been booked for immigration fraud on charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

Guv launches musical instrument at art gallery

Guv launches musical instrument at art gallery

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fact that “art lives in tradition but survives through innovation and experimentation” had inspired music virtuoso Subhash Ghosh to improve tonal quality, resonance and melodic sound of his earlier invented string instruments Sarasvani and Swar-ragini.

Two Nigerians held with 240 gm of heroin

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, on Tuesday arrested two Nigerian nationals with 240 gm of heroin.

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All women should wear helmet

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Apropos of a news item, 'Helmet to be must for women' (April 25), women are equally vulnerable to injuries while riding a two-wheeler.

Thinking ahead to save shrinking Sukhna

Thinking ahead to save shrinking Sukhna

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Sukhna is a man-made lake fed by rain water, but increasing climatic variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures are posing new challenges for the availability of rain water in the region.

Brief encounters, abiding memoriesBroad Strokes

Brief encounters, abiding memories

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chance encounters sometimes leave abiding memories. The first of these relates to actor Vinod Khanna who was recently awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

Attracting & retaining the best talent at PGI

Attracting & retaining the best talent at PGI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:15 AM

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The ice-cream man who served up scoops of magic

The ice-cream man who served up scoops of magic

26 Apr 2018 | 2:15 AM

He brought with him summer’s delight. As the rainbow hues of spring began to fade and wither beneath the scorching sun, he carried with him orange sunrise and pink sunset.

Yugraj rallies into semis on day of upsets

Yugraj rallies into semis on day of upsets

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Yugraj Singh rallied from a set down to upset top seed Abhay Chhabra of Delhi in the boys’ U-14 quarterfinals in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Wednesday.

Sec 34 Sports Complex soon to open for public

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Remaining shut on account of lack of staff since its inauguration on April 9, the newly-constructed indoor sports complex at Sector 34 Government Model High School will soon open for the public as the UT Administration finally gave a go ahead to the Sports Department on Wednesday to hire the required staff to run the facility.

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