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Treason charges against CRPF personnel dropped
Charge sheet filed in Burail jailbreak case
Chandigarh, April 5
The police has dropped the charges of treason against two CRPF personnel who were on duty when the alleged Beant Singh assassins Jagtar Singh Hawara, Jagtar Singh Tara and Paramjit Singh Bheora escaped from Burail Jail.

Vedanti’s name finds mention in charge sheet

Scrap dealer hangs himself from tree
Girl ends life after failing to appear for exam
Chandigarh, April 5
Two persons, including a 22-year girl, allegedly committed suicide in separate cases, while a Sector 46 woman attempted to burn herself to death and was admitted to a hospital with 50 per cent burns yesterday.

Chahal car mishap: victim cremated
No word of condolence from Chahal, say family members
Kharar, April 5
Gurdial Kaur (60), who had succumbed to injuries yesterday after being seriously injured in an accident that involved the car of Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, was cremated at Khooni Majra, near here, today.


One ‘squadron’ of aircraft lost in accidents in one year
Chandigarh, April 5
While aircraft accident rate in the Indian Air Force came down during the financial year ending last month, the Air Force still lost the equivalent of one squadron strength along with nine pilots. Besides, eight civilians were killed and several were injured, some seriously due to aircraft falling in habitated areas.

“Sukhna Lake is the heart and soul of Chandigarh”, observed a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising the Chief Justice, Mr Justice B.K. Roy and Mr Justice C.S. Singhvi, while hearing a PIL entitled “Save Sukhna Lake” last week.



Goods worth lakhs gutted in yarn spinning unit
Employees and fireman extinguish fire that broke out at a yarn spinning unit on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road in Bhagwanpur village, near Dera Bassi, on Monday afternoon. Dera Bassi, April 5
Goods, including raw and waste material worth lakhs of rupees, were gutted in a major fire which broke out at a yarn spinning unit, located along the Dera Bassi-Barwala road in Bhagwanpur village, about 6 km from here, this afternoon.

Employees and fireman extinguish fire that broke out at a yarn spinning unit on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road in Bhagwanpur village, near Dera Bassi, on Monday afternoon. — A Tribune photograph

Readers write
Apropos the report “Poll announcement scuttles move on building bylaws”. The Punjab and Haryana High Court restrained the Punjab Government from regularisation of any encroachment and construction in violation of building bylaws. No one, except the persons involved, can appreciate regularisation of encroachment of any kind. 

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Contractor sells liquor under tent
Chandigarh, April 5
While new liquor shops and ‘ahatas’ are yet to be set up following the recent auction, certain liquor contractors are selling liquor from tents and makeshift arrangements.

Fauji Beat
They are peacetime heroes too
While in war the soldiers sacrifice their lives to save the integrity of the country, during peacetime they render yeomen service to the humanity and save human lives by risking their lives. In a rail or road accident, even when two to three Army men are among the passengers of the ill-fated train or bus, they take over the situation and save as many lives as possible.

Injured jail inmate shifted to PGI
Mohali, April 5
Jagjit Singh, who was injured in police custody yesterday, was today shifted to the PGI in Chandigarh from the Civil Hospital here as his condition deteriorated.

Mahila Cong resents remarks against Sonia
Chandigarh, April 5
Major Krishna Mohini, national vice-president of the All-India Mahila Congress, today criticised BJP leaders for their remarks against Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Photo by Pankaj SharmaEco Notes
Who cares for our oxygen source?
Trees are for a city what lungs are for a man. They take in the polluted air and release life-sustaining oxygen for us. But who cares for these immensely important purifiers? They are cut to make way for roads and buildings and the shortsightedness of our planners heaps unnecessary suffering on the trees. Every year, a large number of trees are pruned in the city by residents, particularly during winter, as they block their sun, by the Electricity Department to “protect” high-tension wires, by the Telephone Department to lay wires and by slum-dwellers to keep the hearth fire burning.

Search Within
Asking the right questions to your own self
For those aiming at success, it is imperative that they should examine their priorities, their beliefs and attitudes. Think of a teenager who spends a good part of his time in clubs, before television watching cricket or gossiping with friends. You will soon conclude that that person is not likely to succeed in his goal of becoming a doctor or pass the civil service examinations. He may not amount to much because his energies are dissipated in too many directions. These distractions clearly prove to you that the candidate is not willing to pay the price for achieving the goals he or she had set for himself/herself.



10 held in fake lottery racket
Mohali cops were involved: Ropar SSP
Mohali, April 5
Claiming to have busted a fake lottery tickets racket in the township, the Ropar police today arrested 10 persons during a major operation conducted by five police teams of the district.

2 brothers booked for bid to grab panchayat land
Dera Bassi, April 5
The police has booked two brothers of Baroli village for their bid to grab a piece of panchayat land. Hari Singh and his brother Dharam Pal have been booked under Section 13-A of the Punjab Village Common Land Act by the local police.


A bazar to demonstrate their skills
A craftsman displays his Khurja pottery at Karigari Craft Bazar on the premises of Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. Chandigarh, April 5
Presenting the works of as many as 50 craftsmen from all over the country, Akhil Bhartiya Dastkar Samiti has organised a Karigari Craft Bazar at Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Sector 15.

A craftsman displays his Khurja pottery at Karigari Craft Bazar on the premises of Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Bromark’ chicken in city soon
Chandigarh, April 5
The All-India Broiler Farmers marketing Cooperative Ltd. would launch branded chicken, a — Bromark, which will soon be available in most sectors and localities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali through its authorised outlets.



PU roll numbers despatched
Chandigarh, April 5
The roll numbers of private candidates appearing for post-graduate examinations of Panjab University beginning on April 12, have been despatched by the examination branch along with other material through courier services and registered post.

Use of IT in social science research discussed
Chandigarh, April 5
A six-day training programme on ‘Research methodology with focus on designing and implementing research proposal in social sciences’, organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Panjab University, began here today at ICSSR complex, Panjab University. T

Govt school sites not to be allotted to pvt schools
Mohali, April 5
The sites reserved for government schools in the town would not be allotted to private schools as was done in the past. This was stated by Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, while talking to mediapersons at Sahibzada Ajit Singh Public School where he had come as a chief guest for the prize distribution function held today.

 Kulwant Gill Another first to her credit
Chandigarh, April 5
Dr Kulwant Gill, Professor of Laws, Panjab University, was the first woman to obtain an LL.M from Panjab University in 1970. She went on to be the first woman to do her Doctorate of Laws from the university in 1983.


Justice N.K. Sodhi sworn in CJ of Kerala HC
Chandigarh, April 5
Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Mr Justice Nauvdip Kumar Sodhi, was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court at Raj Bhavan in Trivandrum this afternoon. The ceremony, according to information reaching here, was attended by a large number of sitting and retired judges.



Play on Dulla Bhatti
An artiste performs in a Punjabi play “Dhamak Nagare De”, based on the folk tale of Dula Bhatti, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, April 5
Dhamak Nagar De’ a play based on famous folk tale ‘Dulla Bhatti’ was staged by Theatre for Theatre in association with the National Consumer Awareness Group at Tagore Theatre here this evening.

An artiste performs in a Punjabi play “Dhamak Nagare De”, based on the folk tale of Dula Bhatti, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


Carl SchmidtUS yoga expert comes calling
is love for the Orient, especially the yogic science of meditation, has brought him here. So while the majority of Indians are experimenting with new age therapies like reiki and panic healing, Carl Schmidt is back from the US to organise yogic retreats for his friends and disciples here.

Anuradha Paudwal Anuradha Paudwal pays surprise visit to city
or a change the lady luck smiled on mediapersons who have made it their religious duty to visit the airport everyday, ever since Yash Chopra and his unit moved to the city to shoot for his untitled film in its surroundings. The tedious wait, originally meant for Mohan Joshi, a well known villain of Bollywood, turned into a pleasant surprise when playback singer Anuradha Paudwal emerged from the Jet Airways flight.

Home gym for fitness freaks
bypass surgery costs approximately Rs 5,00,000. Avoid it by going in for a home gym. It is much better and cheaper” — reads an advertisement in a health magazine. But that is not the reason why Reena has purchased a treadmill. The undergraduate student, putting up in Sector 20, wants to “remain fit for a healthy life” without leaving the comfort of her house.

Designerwear from Europe, Far East
Models sport trendy outfits at ‘Sweet Sixteen’ in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj MahajanF
or young fashion freaks, here is a good news. Now you can get international brand of designer wear in your own town. “Sweet Sixteen”, which was inaugurated in Sector 8, here today promises to make available everything under the same roof — trendy outfits complete with accessories.

Models sport trendy outfits at ‘Sweet Sixteen’ in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Parveen SudanFlying high once, grounded in Telewood now
rom the Air Force to directing the perfect family of “Kyunki Saas Bhi  Kabhi Bahu Thi” and the make- believe world of “Shaka Laka Boom Boom” has been a big leap forward for Parveen Sudan. The young director, hailing from Ambala, has finally arrived in the Telewood.

A model displays designs in traditional and contemporary gold jewellery.Chandigarh Gold Festival begins today
here is great news for those who cannot resist the lustre of the yellow metal. Chandigarh Gold Festival-04 is being organised under the aegis of the Chandigarh Gold Body from April 6 to May 1. Thirty-eight jewellers of Chandigarh and Notified Area Committee, Mani Majra, have joined hands under the Chandigarh Gold Body for the festival, being co-sponsored by the World Gold Council. This is the first gold festival being organised by the council, north of Delhi.

A model displays designs in traditional and contemporary gold jewellery.


Door-to-door polio campaign
Chandigarh, April 5
Over 12,595 children, below the age of five, were administered polio drops on the second day of third Pulse Polio Immunisation campaign this year. In an attempt to ensure complete coverage, house to house "spot and vaccinate activity" was carried out by the workers.



City ecstatic over Yuvi’s performance
Chandigarh, April 5
City is ecstatic over the magnificent performance by the Yuvraj Singh who scored his maiden century on the first day of the second Test at Lahore. Monish Aggarwal, a former Ranji player and now a selector of the Punjab junior team, said Yuvraj has now matured himself into a world class batsman and in the present series has further authenticated his confidence. He and Irfan Pathan took the Indian team out of troubled waters and with aggression and proper planning.

Roller hockey camp begins
Chandigarh, April 5
Twelve girls and eight boys have reported on the first day of the month-long training camp of Indian roller hockey team being held at the skating rink of KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7. Ms Madhu Bahl, Chairman, Roller Hockey of the RSFI, said tomorrow eight more boys were expected to arrive from Jammu. 

Rangat Ghirra (extreme L) and Sorab Sandhawalia of the Chandigarh Horse Riders Society, who participated in Delhi Horse Show held at the Army Equestrian Centre in the capital. Rangat won the gold medal in Trotting Race while Sorab got the silver medal in the children’s category at the show which concluded on Sunday. 


Verma tells Adviser to reorganise Sec 17 parking
Chandigarh, April 5
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, today asked the Adviser to prepare a conceptual plan for reorganising parking, especially in Sector 17. At a coordination meeting, Justice Verma said the original concept of pedestrian plaza in Sector 17 got defeated when vehicles were allowed inside the market, opposite shops. The doorstep parking concept in Sector 17 had led to vehicular congestion, pollution and traffic bottlenecks.

Admn signs MoU with IMTECH
Chandigarh, April 5
A memorandum of understanding for implementation of biotechnology policy in Chandigarh was signed today between the Chandigarh Administration and the Institute of Microbial Technology, here.

MC ‘discouraging’ beautification of open spaces
Students of the Government Central Crafts Institute, Sector 11, protest against a move by the Muncipal Corporation, Chandigarh, to remove the plants on open space adjoining government house number 1025, allotted to a PCS officer.Chandigarh, April 5
It seems that the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is bent upon discouraging those who beautify open spaces without encroaching upon it.

Students of the Government Central Crafts Institute, Sector 11, protest against a move by the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, to remove the plants on open space adjoining government house number 1025, allotted to a PCS officer. — A Tribune photograph


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