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Rotational power cuts to be back in summer
30 to 45-minute cut likely during peak hours
Chandigarh, April 10
To tide over the expected rise in demand for power in summers, the Chandigarh Administration is likely to resort to powers cuts on a rotational basis in the city to cut down on what is termed as peak power consumption. 

Land-use policy may change fortunes
SAS Nagar, April 10
The state government is planning to allow change in land use, which might affect those who have built unauthorised structures in the periphery of Chandigarh and such areas in Punjab.

Anandgarh controversy hampering
development works
Jayanti Majri (Kharar), April 10
The ongoing Anandgarh controversy has hampered development works in this area. Work on an earthfill dam here, as a part of an ambitious irrigation project, has been awaiting completion for over a year now.

Kashmita Doctors, staff can check hospital infections
Chandigarh , April 10
Did little Kashmita really have a chance to survive in a hospital which has probably one of the highest hospital associated infection rates in the country. 

Mayor, councillors threaten to quit
Chandigarh, April 10
The Mayor and his party councillors have threatened to quit their posts unless the BJP councillors “cooperate with them and let them conduct the proceedings of the House”. They will prefer to go to the public to seek a fresh mandate. 

Rs 2 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, April 10
In yet another incident of theft in broad daylight, cash worth Rs 2 lakh was allegedly stolen from a car (CH-03-1458) parked in the Sector 44 market here this afternoon.

Shortcut to disaster! This youngman, unmindful of the risk involved, prefers to cross the road dividing Sectors 17 and 22 outside the the Inter-State Bus Terminus by using a slightly dug-up "corridor" from below the steel railing.
Shortcut to disaster! This youngman, unmindful of the risk involved, prefers to cross the road dividing Sectors 17 and 22 outside the the Inter-State Bus Terminus by using a slightly dug-up "corridor" from below the steel railing. People have been scaling this nearly two-metre-plus high railing to cross the busy road. — This picture was clicked by Tribune lensman Karam Singh.



Astrology has “failed scientific tests”
Chandigarh, April 10
Prof Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is one of those Indians about whom the best that can be said is that they are very distinguished in their field and have inspired a large number of persons, both scientists and non-scientists, by their tremendous intellectual energy.



Madhan ‘did not attend briefing’
Chandigarh, April 10
The Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 Rajputana Rifles, Col M.B. Ravindranath, stated before the general court martial trying Maj V.K. Madhan that on June 29 the accused had told him at Sonamarg that the situation in the Dras sector was very bad and the battalion should avoid moving into that area.

Power dept’s gift to Panchkula residents
Panchkula, April 10
Mobile vans to address electricity complaints in any part of the city; pagers to register these in any of the six zones for prompt service — the two new projects have come as a Baisakhi gift to city residents from the Electricity Department to be launched on April 13.

Arrangements made for storage of wheat: DC
Panchkula, April 10
The district administration had made adequate arrangements for storage of wheat at the three mandis, and as much as 13, 500 metric tonnes was expected to flood the mandis of Barwala, Raipur Rani and Panchkula, said the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora.

Delays may force town to go thirsty
SAS Nagar, April 10
With the maximum temperature hovering around 34°C, the demand for water is rising, but the Municipal Council has not been able to ensure a timely implementation of the plan to improve the supply of water.

Farewell to arms, retreat to Panchkula
Panchkula, April 10
With even former Army Chief, Gen V.P. Malik taking up residence in the township, Panchkula now appears to be one of the most preferred destinations for retired service personnel to ‘home in’.

Power cuts resented
Zirakpur, April 10
Unannounced power cuts for long hours for the past over four days have put the residents of this township to a lot of inconvenience. Residents complaint that the unscheduled power cuts have become a cause of concern for them. 

200 defaulters get notices
Chandigarh, April 10
With a view to checking misuse of drinking water, the Public Health Circle of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh under its special drive has served notices to as many as 200 persons during the past eight days.

Bhatti amuses at Clinton’s dinner
Chandigarh, April 10
Ever wondered what the Chandigarh’s humour king Jaspal Bhatti was doing on the Zee News Network the whole day today? Well, the answer lies in that he happened to be the only person from Chandigarh invited by the Zee Network which hosted a dinner to honour former US President Bill Clinton at Taj Palace, New Delhi, last night.

ITBP recruitment rally put off
Chandigarh, April 10
The ITBP recruitment rally, which was scheduled to be held at Chandigarh from April 9 to 13, has been cancelled. The ambiguity in the eligibility criterion was created by the local form sellers of various states and not by the ITBP. 

Annual regimental meet an April 15
Chandigarh, April 10
The Punjab Regiment will be holding its annual Regimental Officers Association meet on April 15 at the Air Force Officers Institute, Sector 31. According to a statement issued here, a large number of serving and retired officers as well as wives of deceased officers are expected to attend the meet.



2 beaten up by labourers
Chandigarh, April 10
Two clerks of the Nagar Panchyat, Zirakpur, were beaten up by a group of 15 to 20 labourers on the Chandigarh-Ambala road late this evening after a minor altercation with a labourer.

  • Burglaries 
  • Car stolen 
  • Liquor seized 
  • Two injured



PECSTA chief’s conduct questioned
Chandigarh, April 10
The Executive Committee of Punjab Engineering College Service Teachers Association met at the college here today to discuss the conduct of the President of the Association, Prof Khitolia.

HRA hike at PU illusory
Chandigarh, April 10
A Panjab University proposal to hike house rent for official quarters by a seemingly hefty 25 per cent, means peanuts when translated into actual terms. On an average, the hike varies between Rs 10 to Rs 15 per month only.

PU hosts debate on violence today
Chandigarh, April 10
Panjab University hosts tomorrow one of the ongoing series of debates on “Violence” in all national and social contexts” at the ICSSR Complex.

Student body formed
SAS Nagar, April 10
A student body of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Student Forum was formed in the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering, here today.

1 gets lucky in first campus interview

Chandigarh, April 10
The Placements and Counselling Cell of the Panjab University Law Department organised its first campus interview here today. 

Candidates wait for their turn at a job interview organised by the Placements and Counselling Cell of the Panjab University Law Department in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Candidates wait for their turn at a job interview organised by the Placements and Counselling Cell of the Panjab University Law Department in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photogarph.

Education colleges’ principals protest
Chandigarh, April 10
Principals of various education colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh have unanimously resolved to raise collective voice against the Punjab Government’s opinion of closing down colleges of education from the next academic session.


Consider engineers’ plea, Haryana told
Chandigarh, April 10
Allowing a writ petition filed by Faridabad civil engineers, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Haryana and other respondents to consider whether the petitioners can be promoted “subject to other conditions of service”.

  • Guard’s plea dismissed

70 slots allotted to lawyers
Chandigarh, April 10
After 15 years of “struggle” by the lawyers, the UT Administration has finally allotted 70 slots to advocates practising in the District Courts. Space has also been allotted to adjust the remaining chamber-less advocates.

Forum penalises doctor, insurance firm 
Chandigarh, April 10
In a major decision the UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II, has granted Rs 2,50,000 as compensation to a city resident, Mr Rajinder Singh. The complainant had moved complaint against the doctor of an eye and ENT Hospital, Sector 35 and New India Insurance, Jeewan Parkash Building, Chandigarh.



Amar Khalsa screened in gurdwara
Chandigarh, April 10
As the countdown to the Baisakhi extravaganza begins, the city also begins to prepare for celebrations. While many cultural items have already started dotting the event scene of the city, there are a few programmes which underline the might of the Sikh community vis-a-vis the Khalsa panth.

Villain and heroine want good roles now
Sheeba and Vindoo in "Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Murida Da Kehna" Chandigarh, April 10
To make Punjabi film industry strong, persons who understand the medium need to form an association,” said the Joint Secratary of the Cine Artistes Association, Deep Dhillon, who had played a corrupt cop in ‘Ghayal’. Deep was here for the shooting of a Punjabi movie ‘Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Murida Da Kehna’.
Sheeba and Vindoo in "Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Murida Da Kehna"


Functioning of brain discussed
Chandigarh, April 10
How the human brain learns and remembers is still a mystery for scientists. However, the study of brain biochemically in the last 15 years or so has renewed interest in the subject. 

Homoeopathic camp on asthma
Chandigarh, April 10
On the third day of the silver jubilee and Hahnemann Day celebrations being held in the Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, a homoeopathic medical camp on asthma was held, here today. Mr M.M. Sharma, Convener, Hospital Committee, inaugurated the camp, whereas Dr C.S. Bains, Dr Sandeep Puri and their teams examined the patients.

Harmonising mind and body
Chandigarh, April 10
During a six-day training on the art of eliminating stress from the body, Swami Khurshed taught his devotees the art of harmonising the body, breath and mind for better peace of mind. 



Women tennis meet from April 16
Chandigarh, April 10
Shruti Dhawan of Chandigarh will be one of the star contenders in the ITF Women Tennis Championship which is going to begin from April 16 at the CLTA Courts, Sector 10.


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