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PU teachers not keen on self-assessment
Chandigarh, May 26
Panjab University teachers are sceptical about self-assessment as reflected in non-compliance regarding the filling of forms sought by the university. A sizeable majority is yet to submit the reports to the chairpersons concerned while others question the “real utility” of the exercise.

Cops abuse, thrash doctor
Chandigarh, May 26
Objecting to “abuses” by cops cost a city-based doctor dear as he was allegedly beaten up by the former here last evening. The doctor was “lucky” as a group of students from Panjab University intervened making the cops flee from the spot.

Dr R. S. Sandhu
Dr R. S. Sandhu

Emergency staff restore power, water supply
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation today called their employees on emergency duty from their weekly off to speedily restore water and power supply hit by yesterday’s squall.
Powermen repair electricity cables in Sector 40 of Chandigarh after Saturday evening’s thunderstorm in the city.
Powermen repair electricity cables in Sector 40 of Chandigarh after Saturday evening’s thunderstorm in the city. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan


DSP Nagar, wife reach home
Police official narrates harrowing experience
Panchkula, May 26
“I pray to God that no one has to undergo the kind of ordeal we went through at the hands of “farmers”. Being caged in small rooms, with no access to outside world for six days, and then being moved from one house to another in the darkness almost every day."

DSP Jagdish Nagar shares a light moment with his son, Saksham, upon reaching home after six days in captivity at Kandela village in Jind district. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma
DSP Jagdish Nagar shares a light moment with his son, Saksham, upon reaching home after six days in captivity at Kandela village in Jind district.

Class X results on Internet tonight
Chandigarh, May 26
The countdown for the declaration of the class X result of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already begun. While the result will be available tomorrow night at 1 a.m. on the Internet, gazettes will be available with the respective schools on the morning of May 28.

There was hectic activity on platform number 1 of Chandigarh railway station on May 18. Though no celebrity was coming, the rush kept increasing for a while before it diminished. As one went closer to the spot of rush, one was shocked to find that a huge “pilkhan” tree was being felled from the root.
  • Strange moment
  • Where to go
  • Second fellowship
  • A tale of two cops
  • Good work
  • Nominated
  • Animal’s misery
  • Good show

'Verify credentials of agents’
Chandigarh, May 26
New Zealand being the latest craze for immigration seekers, a good number of unauthorised agents are mushrooming in the region. These agents are trying to lure immigration aspirants with the promise of “Residence Visa” within a period of just three to four weeks.

Woman alleges assault by sons
Chandigarh, May 26
Ms Santo Devi, a resident of Kansal village (Kharar sub-division), has alleged that she was beaten up by her sons and later thrown out of the house yesterday. She was taken to the General Hospital, Sector 16, here by villagers. One of the sons, when contacted, refuted the allegations. No case was registered till the reports last came in.

CPM activists seek action
Chandigarh, May 26
A section of the local unit of the CPM today accused ‘’henchmen’’ of its National Secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet of allegedly attacking trustees of Bhai Rattan Singh Trust in Jalandhar.

Sant preaches religion of man
Chandigarh, May 26
If we can easily acknowledge the concept of one God for all, it should not be difficult for us to accept the idea of one religion for all, the religion of man, said Mr Gurbax Singh Rajkavi, a central parcharak of the Sant Nirankari Mission.


40 kg of poppy husk seized
Chandigarh, May 26
The local police recovered 40 kg of poppy husk from the Sector-17 ISBT today, 8 kg of which was found in the possession of a UP Roadways bus driver. Following a tip-off, the police searched the bus on its arrival here and discovered the poppy husk. Bus driver Major Singh, a resident of Bijnaour, has been arrested.

  • Held for gambling
  • Liquor seized
  • Injured
  • Chain snatched
  • Assault case
  • Case against in-laws
  • Motorcycles stolen
  • Cheating case
  • One injured
  • Two vehicles stolen
  • One killed

 Som Bahadur Cops draw flak for ‘inaction’
Chandigarh, May 26
Policemen probing the Sector 15 murder case, in which a 78-year old woman, Parkash Kaur was done to death last week, have reportedly been hauled up by senior officers for their failure to despatch a team to the Indo-Nepal border.

Boy dies in mishap
Chandigarh, May 26
A 10-year-old boy was killed after being knocked down by a Fiat car near the railway crossing this afternoon. The victim has been identified as Sashi Pal, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony.


Industrial estate lacks basic amenities
SAS Nagar, May 26
Nineteen years is a long period for the entrepreneurs of industrial estate in Phase IX here to wait for basic amenities. Irked over the indifferent attitude of the local civic body in maintaining the area, the entrepreneurs have threatened to adopt the legal path.


Seminar for placement of teachers in USA
Chandigarh, May 26
A placement agency, Sharon Inc., organised a seminar in Sector 35, here today, to inform teachers of vacancies existing in public schools and various selection stages for employment in the USA.

Seminar at PU
Chandigarh, May 26
A seminar on ‘Science and Society: Values and Consciousness' will be organised by Panjab University in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Civilisations, New Delhi, tomorrow, official sources said here today.


Insurance company told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, May 26
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Oriental Insurance Corporation Limited to pay a compensation of Rs 10.77 lakh to Western Nutrients Limited, Western House, Sector 35, for deficiency in its services.


R.D. Burman’s magic comes alive
Chandigarh, May 26
It was all about the magical music of R.D. Burman, when young singers from the North competed for three coveted R.D. Burman awards during the first All-India R.D. Burman award function organised by the Majlis Journalists and Artists Association at Tagore Theatre today.

Sahara TV to offer emotional treat
 Sumit Roy Chandigarh, May 26
Since its lavish launch on March 28, 2000, this will be Sahara TV’s first attempt at refurbishing the channel’s structure, apart from enriching it with emotional stuff. In a short time from now, the channel will also be offering 38 new news channels, comprising a national news channel and 37 independent city-based regional news channels covering Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand, National Capital Region and Mumbai.

Theatre workshop ends
Chandigarh, May 26
The month-long children's theatre workshop concluded today at Kalagram, with kids of Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 40, presenting pieces from two historic productions.


250 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, May 26
More than 250 units of blood were collected at the second camp in a series of blood donation camps organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association at the PGI here yesterday.


Priyanka Mehta qualifies
Chandigarh, May 26
Priyanka Mehta easily quelled the challenge of Khusleen Bains 6-3, 6-2 to qualify for the main draw of the ITF Women’s Circuit Tennis Tournament here today. Tomorrow in the main draw top seeded Sonal Phadke will take on Reddhina Parekh in her opening match. Reddhina Parekh today qualified beating Naina Karsolia 7-5, 6-3.


Workshop to make police gender sensitive
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh Police is setting up a core group to deal with issues related to crime against women. Stating this here today, the UT DIG, Mr Ajay Kashyap, added that a workshop on “Training of trainers on gender sensitisation” for police personnel is being organised in this regard.
Dr Ranjana Kumari (left) from the Gender Training Institute, New Delhi, and DIG Ajay Kashyap during a press conference at UT Police Headquarters
Dr Ranjana Kumari (left) from the Gender Training Institute, New Delhi, and DIG Ajay Kashyap during a press conference at UT Police Headquarters in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


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