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BSNL subscribers sweat over payment of dues
5,000 phones disconnected in past 2 days
Chandigarh, May 2
Acting in a high-handed manner the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has disconnected telephones of about 5,000 subscribers in the city and its surrounding townships in the past two days. In some cases even the bills had not been issued, alleged users.

Telephone subscribers wait in long queues to deposit bills after their phones were disconnected by the BSNL for the alleged non-payment of bills. Telephone subscribers wait in long queues to deposit bills after their phones were disconnected by the BSNL for the alleged non-payment of bills. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Sanitation services to be privatised
SAS Nagar, May 2
Amidst opposition charges of the ruling group trying to muscle their way through on the basis of majority, the civic body in its general house meeting today decided to once again privatise sanitation in the town. An estimate of around Rs 82 lakh for the work during the current financial year was passed.



PU to start diploma in scientific computation
Chandigarh, May 2
Taking a lead in the entire region, Panjab University has decided to introduce a diploma in advanced scientific computation from the forthcoming academic session. The diploma offered by the Department of Physics assumes greater significance in the context that it does not only train manpower for research and teaching but also has immense capability for employment in industry.


Move to hike power tariff flayed
Chandigarh, May 2
The Federation of Small Scale Industries today flayed the move of the Chandigarh Administration to hike power tariff in the city.
Mr Rajeev Gupta, general secretary of the federation, said the UT Electricity Department had been making profits.

Row over ‘selective’ encroachment removal
Chandigarh, May 2
“Selective” removal of encroachment outside a house in Sector 27 here today sparked off allegations and counter allegations between a Congress functionary and the Chandigarh Vikas Manch councillor, Ms Harpreet Babla.

Tandoor owner alleges harassment
Chandigarh, May 2
A man running a small tandoor (roadside eating place) inside the fire station in Sector 17 has alleged that he is being targetted by policemen. The tandoor has been functional for the past two decades and is visited mostly by Class III and IV employees and also poor travellers as they get food at cheaper rates.


Scrap dealer held in theft cases
Chandigarh, May 2
With the arrest of a scrap dealer in Industrial Area, the local police has claimed to have solved three cases of theft reported from the vicinity of the area, and has recovered goods worth about Rs 8 lakh.

Labourer done to death
Zirakpur, May 2
A 60-year-old labourer was done to death with a brick by another labourer of a brick-kiln in Bhabhat village, about 2 km from here, late last night.
Hailing from Nalanda district in Bihar, the deceased, Ram Bashish, was working in the brick-kiln, owned by Mr Roshan Lal Gulati, for the past over one year.

Booked for issuing fake tickets
Chandigarh, May 2
The local police has booked two CTU bus conductors for allegedly preparing fake bus tickets and bills. The accused have been identified as Sukhwinder Singh and Hardip Singh. Based on a complaint filed by the CTU General Manager, Mr Vijay Kumar, the police has registered a case under various provisions of the IPC for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against the accused.


Patriotic fervour marks KV-47 function
Chandigarh, May 2
As many as 88 prizes were awarded for excellence in academics and co-curricular activities at the annual prize distribution function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, held at LECMA Hall, here today.

A teacher applies make-up on the face of a student at the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A teacher applies make-up on the face of a student at the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Thursday.

School bags distributed
Chandigarh, May 2
Free school bags were distributed among 15 students of Government High School, Sector 40, under the ‘Bori Se Basta’ project at a colourful function held here today.
The bags were given away by the Chairman of Panchayat Samiti of Badheri, Mr Bhupinder Singh.

Art workshop concludes
Chandigarh, May 2
A 10-day workshop on art and craft organised by Fevicryl and Acron range of colours concluded with the display of the products made by the students of St. Peter’s School in Sector 37 here today. The workshop was conducted by a renowned artist of the city Ms Sarika Sharma.


Cancel report with caution, Judges told
Chandigarh, May 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgment, today ruled that a judicial officer, while scrutinising a cancellation report, should ensure that the investigating agency was not trying to magnify or minimise the misconduct of persons involved in an offence.

Patiala Judge to hear PCA case: HC
Chandigarh, May 2
Setting aside an order passed by Chandigarh’s Special Judge accepting the cancellation report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Punjab Cricket Association case, Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that Patiala’s Special Judge had the jurisdiction to decide whether offence had been committed by PCA President I.S. Bindra and the Punjab Chief Secretary R.S. Mann.

Lack of maturity blurs artist’s impressions
Chandigarh, May 2
The metamorphosis of a sportsperson to an artist is not complete for Mahesh Dalal, whose first solo exhibition in the city came as a disappointment for the art lovers here. The works that include about 25 paintings in oil based on the beauty of village life, have failed to strike a balance between reality and the artist’s imagination.

A painting by Mahesh Dalal on display at IndusInd Arts Gallery, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A painting by Mahesh Dalal on display at IndusInd Arts Gallery, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

A tale of trials and tribulations
Chandigarh, May 2
Trials, tribulations and trauma....any story revolving around the character of a woman is invariably anchored to these three basic dimensions of life. And even though as a viewer one might feel a pressing urge to raise a finger and plug the hole filled with sadness, one retracts on being faced with the reality.

Old wine in new bottle
HEN it is chi chi (Govinda), it’s gotta be a fun film. After ‘Kyonki Mein Jhooth Nahin Bolta’, Govinda returns with producer director Kirti Kumar’s ‘Pyar Deewana Hota Hai’. The film opens today at Batra, Chandigarh. Govinda must be hoping that this film will take him back to his days of glory. With Rani Mukherjee in company, he has every reason to be optimistic.

Shooting for serial begins
Chandigarh, May 2
The shooting of Punjabi television serial, Aulaad, began here today. The muhurat shot of the serial was given by Minister of Cultural Affairs, Punjab, Mr Ashwani Sekhri, at a house located in Sector 5.


True to Hippocratic oath
Chandigarh, May 2
Setting an example for other private clinics to follow a city-based heart institute has treated a heart patient totally free of cost as the patient was too poor to afford the treatment.

Technologists meet PGI Director
Chandigarh, May 2
The PGI Medical Technologists Association, representing more than 400 medical technologists of the institute, held a meeting with the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma and submitted before him a charter of demands.


DAV team alleges irregularities
Chandigarh, May 2
The winning boys team of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in the UT state meet, has complained of irregularities and unfair selection by the Chandigarh Basketball Association.

Concern over rural schools’ performance
Chandigarh, May 2
A drop in the overall pass percentage of government schools in Class VIII has made senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration sit up and take notice. The pass percentage dropped from 76 per cent last year to 70 per cent this year.


Plan to revive beat system
SAS Nagar, May 2
To improve policing in Ropar district, the police authorities is learnt to have decided to introduce drastic changes in the system of policing, especially in SAS Nagar.


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