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Centre rejects UT demand for 313 teachers
Chandigarh, April 6
Education services in the city will suffer in the future. The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has rejected the demand of the Chandigarh Administration for the creation of 313 posts of teacher in government schools in the Union Territory.

Police remand for Jerath
Chandigarh, April 6
In less than two weeks after Chandigarh’s former Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath was released from the Burail Jail following the grant of bail by the Supreme Court, he was remanded in police custody till April 9 by a local court after being arrested in yet another case registered a year ago by the UT Vigilance Department.

Admn yet to notify freehold policy
Chandigarh, April 6
Thousands of city residents, who have been waiting several years for the commencement of a scheme to convert leasehold property into freehold, may have to wait a little longer as the Chandigarh Administration is yet to formally notify the policy which will lay down the rules and guidelines to carry through the scheme.




Court of inquiry may be doctored: pilot’s father
Chandigarh, April 6
Five months after an Mi-8 chopper crashed in the Rann of Kutch, killing its pilot, Sqn Ldr Anil Sharma, and some BSF, officials, the pilot’s father has expressed fear over the IAF possibly doctoring the court of inquiry and apportioning blame on his son.

“No rift” between BJP, RSS
Chandigarh, April 6
The damage caused to the image of the Atal Behari Vajpayee government by the expose notwithstanding, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms Sushma Swaraj, today questioned the genuineness and motive behind the tapes, saying that these could be manipulated.

Wife dies, husband has 95 pc burns
Chandigarh, April 6
A couple in Indira Colony, near Manimajra, allegedly tried to commit suicide after setting themselves on fire here this morning. Both of them sustained severe burn injuries and the woman was declared dead at the PGI.


“Teachings of Mahavir continue to be relevant”
Chandigarh, April 6
The teachings, ideals and principles enunciated by Lord Mahavir continue to be relevant for the emancipation of humanity from mental agony and tension. This was stated today by the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, while speaking as the chief guest at the 2,600th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir organised by the Digambar Jain Society here at the Digambar Jain Mandir.

A view of the “Rath yatra” taken out on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan 

23 CTCC activists held, released
Chandigarh, April 6
The police today arrested 23 activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) while they were trying to show black flags to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj, at the railway station protesting against the government’s alleged role in a defence deal.

DD centre to be inaugurated on April 28
Chandigarh, April 6
After a long wait, the local Doordarshan Kendra will finally be inaugurated on April 28.

FMD could claim up to 25 pc milk yield
Chandigarh, April 6
Loss of milk yield on account of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) or FMD-related sickness among cattle, which has been reported in certain parts of Punjab and Haryana in recent weeks, could be as high as up to 25 per cent, according to conservative estimates by dairy experts.

Bains lays stone of artificial recharge of groundwater scheme
Chandigarh, April 6
Mr C.L. Bains, Financial Commissioner, Development, Punjab, laid the foundation stone of a scheme for artificial recharge of groundwater in Majra village, adjoining Chandigarh in tehsil Khara in Ropar district today.

PPCC leaders seek probe
Chandigarh, April 6
Leaders of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee have demanded a probe into the alleged case of harassment registered against the general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, Mr Kuljit Singh Nagra, and his family member by the Ropar police.

Rendering yeoman service to society
SAS Nagar, April 6
The Baba Mal Dass Charitable Trust, Dera Kehar Nizampur, Kumbra, here, is rendering yeoman service to society and among its contributions are sending substantial relief material to the quake-hit in Gujarat and organising free eye camps.

MC workers’ unions thank Jain
Chandigarh, April 6
Various unions of the local Municipal Corporation, have expressed their gratitude to a former Member of Parliament, Mr Satya Pal Jain, for taking up their demand of treating the transferred employees to MC on deputation with MC with the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani.


Fraud in sale of property alleged
Chandigarh, April 6
During the past 24 hours the local police registered two cases of cheating in sale of property. Mr Ram Niwas, resident of Sector 21 alleged that Kanta Devi, a resident of Patiala sold him a plot in the Kajheri village here claiming that the said plot was under the lal dora.

  • Girl abducted

  • Assault reported

  • Scooterist hurt

  • Purse stolen

Woman set on fire
Chandigarh, April 6
A 40-year-old married woman of Dholran village in Chamkaur Sahib was admitted with 75 per cent burns at the PGI here this afternoon. The victim, Dharshan Kaur was allegedly thrown on a heap of cattle feed in a room and set on fire by two persons in the wee hours of the day.


Capt Kanwaljit inaugurates school
SAS Nagar, April 6
The Punjab Government is formulating a policy which would ensure that the private educational institution which performed better could be promoted, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister of Punjab, while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Sanjay Public School in Sector 70 here today.

Annual convocation of management institute
Chandigarh, April 6
As many as 168 students of the Dayanand College of Communication and Management, Sector 27, run under the management of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, were awarded diplomas by Mr Justice Jawaharlal Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court at the 16th annual convocation held in the college here today.

Mathematics centre set up
Chandigarh, April 6
In the absence of a strong science or engineering base, industry in Punjab has been collapsing, says Dr R.S. Seehra, Principal, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, maintaining that mathematics, which has always been the backbone of engineering, is being ignored.

Firm’s plea on vend auction dismissed
Chandigarh, April 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition seeking the quashing of the orders passed by the Prohibition, Excise and Taxation Commissioner rejecting the bid of Rs 72,13,00,000 for licence to run the retail vends in Faridabad district.

  • Notice on cop’s plea

Allocation of chambers is the main issue
Chandigarh, April 6
The allocation of chambers to lawyers in the district courts has turned out to be the main issue on the election to various posts for the executive of the District Bar Association scheduled to be held on April 20.


Shankar SahneyPunjabi pop is not a passing phase: Shankar Sahney
Chandigarh, April 6
“The bhangra pop culture which has been dominating the Punjabi music world is not a just a passing phase”, feels Shankar Sahney, a name that needs no introduction to the music lovers. In absence of Punjabi filmi music, the audience has no option but to listen to the non-filmi music albums, he said.

Relevant themes can revive Punjabi cinema: Avtar Gill
Chandigarh, April 6
The name Avtar Gill needs no introduction to the cine goers. If his face pops up as a loathsome villain in dozens of movies, in some he becomes a possessive father, a caring brother or a loving ghost( pyaar ka saaya). However, his role as “Kader bhai” in Doordarshan serial Nukkad will always be remembered by millions of people all over the country.

A wholesome experience called art
Chandigarh, April 6
Nature manifests itself in various forms, each form complete and beautiful. That is perhaps how nature proves to be a perennial source of inspiration to artists. In most of the works which form a part of Chitrankan 2001, the annual painting exhibition by BFA final year painting students of Government College of Art, nature finds a voice and a coloured one at that.

A brush with colours of life
13 slum kids attend mural workshop
Chandigarh, April 6
Life has never been so beautiful for the slum children of Sector 25 Janata Colony. Ask them the reason behind their spring in their steps, and the spirited bunch of 13 bounces back at you, itching to share the happenings which made painters out of shoeshine boys and an odd ragpicker girl.

World Health Day — focus on mental health
Chandigarh, April 6
At least about 70,000 city residents could be suffering from mental illness. While 10,000 of these are actually facing major mental illness, the remaining have one or the other, minor mental imbalances.

Medical camp at Chamkaur Sahib
SAS Nagar, April 6
The Indian Ex-Services League of Punjab and Haryana organised a medical camp at Chamkaur Sahib near here on Friday. Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Punjab Minister of Printing and Stationery, said the state government was trying its best to help the ex servicemen and their families.


Motivation, key to success: Sidhu 
Chandigarh, April 6
‘Be More communicative, focus only on your immediate goal and win’. Such motivational quotes which adorned the hotel rooms of the hockey players at Dhaka where they recently made India proud by winning gold medal at the Prime Minister Gold Cup Hockey tournament in the presence of nine top countries of the world. In the final of above meet, India overwhelmed Pakistan.

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