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Debt-ridden cop shoots himself

Chandigarh, April 13
Unable to cope with the stress due to a debt, a 31-year-old constable of the Chandigarh Police, Maman Chand, shot himself with his service carbine at his quarters in the Sector 26 Police Lines here this evening.

Police officials examine the blood-soaked bed on which constable Maman Chand
Police officials examine the blood-soaked bed on which constable Maman Chand (inset) shot himself dead in Sector 26 Police Lines on Sunday; and (right) the wailing wife of the victim. — A Tribune photograph

Gang of dacoits busted in city
Chandigarh, April 13
The police today claimed to have busted an eight-member gang involved in a dacoity in Apni Mandi in Ram Darbar on Friday night. The gang was led by a woman, Rajji, who worked as a safai worker in Apni Mandis.


3 of family die in mishap
Chandigarh, April 13
Three members of a family, including a one-and-a-half-year-old child, were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck at the transport area light point here this morning. Five persons who were injured in the accident were rushed to the PGI.

This is what remains of the car that collided with a truck at the Sector 26 traffic lights in Chandigarh on Sunday.
This is what remains of the car that collided with a truck at the Sector 26 traffic lights in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Expectant women share beds at hospitals
Chandigarh, April 13
If you are ready to bear the discomfiture of sharing a bed with another woman either before your delivery or after, only then take the risk of going to a government hospital in the city for your delivery. With a perpetual shortage of beds in the post-natal and maternity wards — be it in the General Hospital, Sector 16, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, or the Polyclinic in Sector 22 here — many patients have to face this inconvenience.

VISITORS to Sector 17 have to, invariably, face a difficult time. The other day a couple was caught in a war of words with the people on duty at the pass parking lot opposite Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17-B. The issue related to the responsibility of the vehicle while it is parked inside the lot. The parking lot man was busy claiming that he was not responsible for any theft of any sort (this is often also mentioned on the parking slips that are issued).


Trailing the star who drove the city mad

Chandigarh, April 13
City cops had a tough time today maintaining order as Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi moved from one place to another, shaking hands with people, signing autographs, spilling smiles and scattering joy.

Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi distributes chocolates among students of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi distributes chocolates among students of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45

MC may lease out slaughter house
Chandigarh, April 13
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is expecting to make financial gains by leasing out its slaughter house to meat processors and exporters by arranging a chilling room, which, it hopes, will vastly enhance the returns.

Baisakhi function
The Chandigarh Branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Charatered Accountants of India celebrated Baisakhi at the Community Centre in Sector 33 here today.

New phone exchanges at Kharar, Baltana
Chandigarh, April 13
Mr Pritpal Singh,Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), inaugurated a telephone exchange building at Kharar, near here, today.

Follow Mahavira’s teachings: Jacob
Chandigarh, April 13
The strife-torn world may find solution to its problems through Lord Mahavira’s teachings of non-violence, austerity, peace and salvation.

6 jhuggis gutted
SAS Nagar, April 13
Six jhuggis in a densely populated illegal colony were destroyed in a fire here last night. While the residents of the jhuggis had a lucky escape, they, however, lost all of their belongings in the fire.

Truckers’ differences come to the fore
SAS Nagar, April 13
Differences between members of two groups of the Mohali Truck Union came to the fore once again at the Baisakhi special prayer ceremony organised by the union here today. The police had to be called in when members of one group tried to stop members of the other group from attending the prayers.

21 industrial units identified for power theft
Chandigarh, April 13
The Chandigarh police is on the trail of industrialists who in connivance with officials of the Electricity Department are indulging in power theft by installing a remote-controlled device in the electronic electricity meters.

More govt efforts needed


Sec 38 murder case: four arrested
Chandigarh, April 13
In the six-day old murder of a resident of Sector 38, Randeep Singh (17), the police today arrested four of the six suspects — all belonging to the Sansi community. The victim had brutally murdered while he was coming from the Sector 38 market along with his brother, Harish Kamboj, and a friend, Harjinder.


More students opting for nursing course
Chandigarh, April 13
It might be job opportunities for trained nurses in India and abroad or simply the wish to follow the ‘lady with the lamp’ — Florence Nightingale, but whatever the reason be, there is a positive trend among the youngsters to take up nursing as profession these days.

Row over school-leaving certificate
Chandigarh, April 13
A controversy has arisen over the issuing of a school leaving certificate by a local school with the Principal and a relative of a student lodging complaints with the police against each other.

PU calendar full of holes
Chandigarh, April 13
Panjab University, Chandigarh has worked out yet another impractical work schedule for its teaching departments and its affiliated colleges in the forthcoming session.

Colleges gear up for NAAC accreditation
Chandigarh, April 13
With the deadline for affiliation with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) approaching, city colleges seem to have been jolted out of their slumber and have started the process for assessment and accreditation.

‘I think therefore I exist’
OGNITO ergo sum”-- ‘I think therefore I exist’ is the famous sentence of Descartes which led Western man to equate his identity with his mind, instead of with his whole organism. Most individuals are aware of themselves as isolated egos existing inside their bodies. 

Aiming for perfection in constructive human activity
HE Dayanand Anglo Vedic trust and Society was established in 1885 in Lahore for imparting education and for keeping Indian culture, values and mores alive. Swami Dayanand's vision is now realized by DAV College Trust & Managing Committee—-the largest self-financing educational Institution in the private sector. DAV Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 8, is one of the 675 Prestigious educational institutions run by the DAV Managing Committee.

A view of Traffic park in DAV, 8, Panchkula.

Principal speak
“Students performance should not be institutionalized but individualized”


A new star in comedy world
Sachin SharmaChandigarh, April 13
Switching onto different persona to make people laugh is what Sachin Sharma, a stage and TV actor, does best. Be it mimicking someone’s mannerisms or creating a comic situation with ingredients from day-to-day life, Sachin does it effortlessly. A former student of the Indian Theatre Department, Panjab University, Sachin is all set to infuse a new lease of life into the comedy world.

Cactus show concludes
Panchkula, April 13
The 26th annual show of cactii and succulent plants organised by the National Cactus and Succelent Society of India and HUDA at the Cactus Garden in Sector 5 here concluded today.


Jaanesh bags tennis titles

Chandigarh, April 13
Jaanesh Kaur of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, bagged two titles in under-12 and under-14 sections of the Fort Total Tennis Championship played at YMCA, Sector 11, here today.

Winners of the Fort Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Winners of the Fort Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday
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