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Wake-up call for Union Territory doctors
Chandigarh , April 27
It is time for UT Administration doctors to gird up their loins and get ready to be assessed as per the benchmark set up by the Health Department. As to assess working of its specialists, the department has introduced a new performance based benchmark system for the doctors working in the General Hospital, Sector 16, and Primary Health Services, Mani Majra.

Few women drivers wear helmets: traffic police
Chandigarh, April 27
When 21-year-old Kanika Gupta, a final-year student of the BCA course in the Sector 32 SD College, died in a road accident here yesterday, she became the seventh woman victim here who had been riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet.

Goodbye to long queues
Pay bills through banks now

Chandigarh, April 27
Use electronic clearance scheme (ECS-debit clearing) for a quick payment of telephone, electricity-supply and water-supply bills through banks, says the Reserve Bank of India.



PEC teachers fear losing status
Chandigarh, April 27
The UT Education and Home Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, said here today that the proposed upgrading of Punjab Engineering College into a deemed university would not affect teachers or the other staff of the college. However, the staff fears that service rules will be changed after the upgrading.

Despite the provision of a slow carriageway, the Sector 33 IBP petrol station has a direct opening on the V2 road in violation of the Chandigarh master plan provisions.
Despite the provision of a slow carriageway, the Sector 33 IBP petrol station has a direct opening on the V2 road in violation of the Chandigarh master plan provisions. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan 
IBP petrol station violating norms to promote sales
Chandigarh, April 27
Strange it might sound, but some buildings in the city seem to care two hoots for the provisions of the Chandigarh master plan. Despite the fact that the master plan bars all institutional and commercial buildings from having a direct opening or access to the V2 roads, the Sector 33 IBP petrol station is flouting the norms with impunity.


Over 60 pc storm water gullies lying blocked
SAS Nagar, April 27
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council could not have found itself in such an awkward situation. Despite paying over Rs 4 crore to the Public Health Department each year, it is finding it difficult to get the maintenance of water and sewerage in the town.

Market forces rule media: Sawant
Chandigarh, April 27
Media was being run as a business with an eye on profits. The contents at large were market-oriented and not mass-oriented, said Justice P. B. Sawant, Chairman of the Press Council of India, while speaking on the inaugural day of the two day seminar on Media accountability at the Haryana Niwas here today.

Girls plunge into the water after coming down a 35-foot-high slide in a new section at Fun City, Panchkula, on Friday.
Girls plunge into the water after coming down a 35-foot-high slide in a new section at Fun City, Panchkula, on Friday. 
— Photo Karam Singh 

More amusement in park
Panchkula, April 27
Another fun-sport facility, Wunder Water, was inaugurated in Fun City of Panchkula today. These six curvaceous slides originate from a 45-foot tall tower and end in a shallow pool. This new extension includes multilane white slide, crazy cruise, body slide, Typhoon Tunnel, mini aqua trail and float slide. An activity pool is also there for children.

Power cuts irk residents
Zirakpur, April 27
Despite assurance of the PSEB officials to reduce power cuts, the Zirakpur Notified Area Committee is still witnessing unscheduled and long power cuts that are sometimes night-long. Electricity supply was disconnected on Thursday at 11.45 pm and was restored at 7.30 pm in Bartana .It was again discontinued from 8.30 am to 11.15 am.

Relay of DD programmes via LPT stopped
Chandigarh, April 27
The Doordarshan (DD) authorities have stopped relaying national network programmes (DD 1) from the low powered transmitter at Kasauli, which caters to audiences in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Attack on MC men flayed
Chandigarh, April 27
The Coordination Committee of the government and MC employees and workers, at a meeting held today have condemned the incident in which the Section Officer, Mr Ravinder Sharma, and other employees of the corporation were attacked and assaulted by the employees of a liquor contractor.

Elopement attempt
Chandigarh, April 27
The parents of a young girl today foiled an attempt of elopement when they unsuccessfully tried to catch the accused. The latter, however, managed to escape alongwith an accomplice.

Kalka-Amritsar train suspended
Chandigarh, April 27
Following orders from Railway Headquarters, the running of the Kalka-Amritsar passenger train has been suspended.

CHB allottees plan chetna rally
Chandigarh, April 27
The CHB Residents Federation, a representative body of 35 welfare associations, will hold a chenta rally in Sector 46-C market tomorrow in support of their long-pending demands.


Man killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, April 27
Jasbir Singh, a resident of Kaimbwala, was killed when he fell off his scooter after hitting a bicycle near a liquor shop in Kaimbwala.

  • Four cases of theft

Offerings, ornaments stolen from temple
Chandigarh, April 27
Silver ornaments and Rs 10,000 were stolen from a temple in Sector 32 last night. According to an FIR registered under Section 380 of the IPC on the complaint of Mr B.D. Kalra, Secretary of the Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, the door of the temple could not be shut properly last night.


ITI in Morni soon: Chautala
Panchkula, April 27
Announcing that an ITI would be opened in Morni soon to impart technical skills to the youth, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said that providing employment to them was an even greater challenge than educating them.

Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana (centre), along with Dr Ajaib Singh, Dr K.S. Raju (on his left), and Dr Ashok Sahini at a seminar on ‘Role of Dr B.R. Ambedkar for Uplift of Society’ in the ICSSR complex in Panjab University on Friday.
Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana (centre), along with Dr Ajaib Singh, Dr K.S. Raju (on his left), and Dr Ashok Sahini at a seminar on ‘Role of Dr B.R. Ambedkar for Uplift of Society’ in the ICSSR complex in Panjab University on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Is Constitution being implemented’
Chandigarh, April 27
Babu Parmanand, Governor of Haryana, took a dig at the actual status of the implementation of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution showing the wide gap between the paper and the real existing conditions.

Students seek compensation
Chandigarh, April 27
In what is being considered as a serious lapse on part of Panjab University just 22 days into the university undergraduate examinations, there have been three instances of the question paper reaching late in some centres in the city. While students of a city college have given a representation to the university authorities for compensation for the delay in getting question paper, the university authorities state that although they do not have a facility for such a compensation, the representation would be looked into.

Paper evaluators threaten stir
Chandigarh, April 27
In what might hamper Panjab University’s promise of timely declaration of results of various undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, the 200 odd teachers involved in the evaluation process in the university have given a written ultimatum to the PU authorities that they are likely to go on a lightening strike any day after May 1 in case their demand of increase in remuneration for evaluation work is not met.


Jindal ‘doesn’t need’ security
Chandigarh, April 27
Modifying its earlier orders, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the state of Haryana need not provide security to Mr Om Parkash Jindal, MLA.

  • Pre-arrest bail for Engineer-in-Chief
  • MP impleaded in case against kin
  • Explain fettering of man, police told

Chathrath is High Court Bar chief
Chandigarh, April 27
Defeating his nearest rival by a margin of 289 votes, Mr Gopal Krishan Chathrath was re-elected President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association this evening. Mr Amarjit Singh Jattana was elected Vice-President.

Bail plea of MCC man dismissed
Chandigarh, April 27
The UT Additional Sessions Judge today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea moved by an Inspector of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, Jatinder Pal Singh, in a case of corruption.

  • Judicial remand

  • Civil suit

  • Remand for PO

Lok Adalats to solve pending cases
Chandigarh, April 27
A novel scheme is being launched in which cases pending in police stations will come under the purview of the Lok Adalats and will be settled amicably, disclosed the District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, who is the chairman of the district Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, at a meeting here today.

Forum penalises Anand Boutique
Chandigarh, April 27
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II, has directed the M/S Anand Boutique, Sector 27, to pay a compensation to Ms Kanchan Aggarwal, a city resident.


He presents raw talent in star format
Chandigarh, April 27
Jawahar Wattal is a household name today . This music composer, director and producer, who is best known for being a pioneer in the Indian pop scene, has the talent of polishing raw talent and presenting it in a star format. Daler Mehndi, Shweta Shetty, Hans Raj Hans , Shankar Sahny and Bhupi Chawla are a few examples of his creativity.


YPS student wins tennis tourney
Chandigarh, April 27
Arjun Sehgal, a student of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, was at his best when he defeated Akshat Joshi at 6-0, 6-1 to wrap the under-10 singles title in the Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA Tennis Courts, Sector 11. Arjun displayed sound ground strokes to overpower Akshat, a trainee at the Lake Club Coaching Centre. Sector 6. Karan Patnaik, a student of St Xavier’s School and trainee of the Total Tennis Academy, who stormed into the finals in under-14 and under-16 section, defeated Sahil Thapa in under-16 singles semi-final.

  • UT badminton team

  • TT promotional camp

  • Athletic Meet


Poor response to booth auction
Chandigarh, April 27
The auction of booths in Modern Housing Complex in Mani Majra by the Chandigarh Housing Board today evoked poor response as only two of the eight booths could be auctioned.

32 plots fetch 5 crore in auction
SAS Nagar, April 27
In an auction of residential plots in the town, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority earned around Rs 5 crore by selling 32 plots here today. A total of 62 sites had been put up for auction in four sectors in the town.

Admn order to cable operators
Chandigarh, April 27
Citing instructions from the Government of India, the Chandigarh Administration today said that cable operators cannot broadcast obscene programmes or channels at night or at any other time. Advertisement of tobacco, including tobacco products, liquor (alcohol) and infant milk products, cannot be made on TV or on cable networks.

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