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Experts for satellite imaging of fissures
Panchkula, April 15
The Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Agency is being approached to take satellite images of the cracks in Nada choe area of Panchkula to determine the cause of fissures. This was decided after a field study of the affected area by the experts of the local chapter of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, here today.

Experts measure the width of a split tree trunk on the hillock in the Nada choe in Panchkula on Sunday. Experts measure the width of a split tree trunk on the hillock in the Nada choe in Panchkula on Sunday. 
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh 

Lightning kills teenager
Chandigarh, April 15
A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by lightning in a playfield in Sector 45-C here this afternoon. The victim, Anil Kumar, was playing cricket with three of his friends. The lightning struck him on the chest and he fell down unconscious.



NAAC team to visit PU today
Chandigarh, April 15
Tomorrow is an important day in the history of Panjab University. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council peer team will be in the university, visiting various departments and looking into the academic, administrative and financial attributes of the university and considering its accreditation.

Sangh pushing country to dictatorship: Kidwai
Chandigarh, April 15
Accusing the RSS of ruling the country through the BJP, the All-India Congress Committee General Secretary, Ms Mohsina Kidwai, today alleged that the country was being pushed towards dictatorship by the ideologies of the Sangh Parivar.

Groupism intensifies in CTCC
Chandigarh, April 15
The internecine warfare which has broken out within the Chandigarh Congress shows no sign of abating. If anything, it seems to be intensifying with each passing day.

An ode to sun by Usha Kapila
Chandigarh, April 15
Her mind houses unlimited themes, all bright and dazzling with colour. Usha Kapila, the Delhi-based artist, who opened her exotic works for public view in Chandigarh today, is so in love with colours that she cannot imagine a life without them.

One of the sun-inspired works of Usha Kapila on view at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh from Sunday.

One of the sun-inspired works of Usha Kapila on view at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh from Sunday.

Courtmartialled jawan seeks reinstatement
Chandigarh, April 15
Two years after his conviction by a General Court Martial for allegedly possessing opium was quashed by the High Court, an Army jawan has now moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking reinstatement in service along with consequential benefits. He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment and dismissal from service.

THE crack in the Ghaggar riverbed has generated a lot of interest among not only specialists interested in studying the activity but among the general public which sees it in the perspective of a new picnic spot waiting to be explored.
  • New paint

  • Annoyance shows

  • For ex-servicemen

  • Spiritual tree

  • Here’s evidence

  • Attentive Adviser

  • Love for humanity

  • PU promotions

  • Moving address

  • Haste makes waste

  • Elusive SP


Balongi bypass opening in May
SAS Nagar, April 15
The Balongi bypass, providing an alternative link to this town from the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway, is expected to be opened to traffic next month. Work on a 116-metre-long and seven-span bridge on a seasonal rivulet, Patiala-Ki-Rao, connecting the bypass with the town, was in its final stages.

Thankful villagers present Ravi Inder with siropa
Togan (Kharar), April 15
The resident of the 29 villages which were to acquired for the township of Anandgarh today honoured Mr Ravi Inder Singh, former speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and sitting MLA from Morinda, by presenting him a ‘siropa’. The MLA is said to be the motivating force behind the Anandgarh Hatao Sanhi Sangharsh Committee (AHSSC) which successfully fought the Punjab government’s decision to build Anandngarh both in the streets and in the court.

Neighbourhood watch launched in Sector 61
Chandigarh, April 15
The Chandigarh Police’s ambitious “Neighbourhood Watch Scheme” was launched today in the Sector 61 MIG flats by the UT Inspector General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi.

DG visits ITBP battalion at Ramgarh
Chandigarh, April 15
The Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Mr S.C Chaube, visited the force's 9th Battalion at Ramgarh near here today. This is Mr Chaube's first visit to the city since he took over as Director General on April 1.


City resident booked in case of fraud
Chandigarh, April 15
A city resident has been accused of cheating Mr Bharpoor Singh, a resident of Badal Tune village in Fatehgarh Sahib, of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of sending the complainant abroad.

  • 4 women held

  • Man killed

  • Theft case

  • Man dies of burn injuries

  • Scooter stolen


Seminar on emerging trends in airline industry
Chandigarh, April 15
A seminar on emerging trends in the airline industry was organised here today as a part of Travel Mart. The seminar focussed on improvements required in this industry in the region and career opportunities offered by it.


Business school helps science students to get jobs
Chandigarh, April 15
The Panjab University Business School is preparing a group of science students for placements in a national-level reputed company. Dr Dinesh Gupta, coordinator placements said the company wanted science graduates. “It was not the job of the UBS department. However, departments concerned were contacted and the students were asked to apply. Among the applicants, at least 10 were selected after the preliminary sessions. The company would hold the final interview in May”.

Computer institute opened
Chandigarh, April 15
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, inaugurated GTE Computer Education Institute at Sector 22 here today. Career-oriented computer courses like e-com, Java, oracle, C++, Visual Basic etc, designed and launched by CAL-C, Computer Education Division of the Punjab government, will be taught in the institute.


Consumer Commission dismisses plea
Chandigarh, April 15
The UT Consumer Commission has dismissed the appeal moved by Mr Preet Mohinder Singh Gill, a resident of SAS Nagar, against the order of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II.


Rama Vij pins hopes on teleserials
Chandigarh, April 15
Though Rama Vij’s fans are well aquainted with her calibre as an actress yet very few know that this talented actress has a gifted voice too, which she recently proved by singing a few Punjabi songs at a function organised by the Sikh community in California during Baisakhi celebrations.

Ustad Amjad Ali’s sons to regale city
Chandigarh, April 15
The city's Tagore Theatre is already looking bright in anticipation of tomorrow’s special sarod concert by the two sons and disciples of Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, represent the seventh generation of the Senia Bangash gharana, which traces its roots to Mian Tansen.


Seminar on mental health
Chandigarh, April 15
The Mental Health Forum of the Servants of the People Society organised a seminar at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, here today. Prof K.N. Pathak in his presidential address highlighted the widespread incidence of mental health problems in the world and directed the attention of the audience to detailed study and application of the teaching of Bhagwadgita.


Fine batting by Arun Tuli
Chandigarh, April 15
It was a superb show by Arun Tuli who scored 71 runs and claimed three wickets for 37 runs thus enabled the Pace Cricket Club, Panchkula, in overpowering the City Cricket Club, Panchkula, by 57 runs in the second semifinals of the Girish Nayyar Memorial Cash Prize Cricket Trophy organised by the Panchkula District Cricket Association at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

  • Cricket meet

  • Seminar for coaches

  • Tennis coach bereaved


Sethia is adviser of industry body
Dera Bassi, April 15
Mr Kewal Garg was elected as president of the Dera Bassi Industries Association for the fourth time in an election held here yesterday.

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