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IG Rajesh Kumar gets marching orders
Chandigarh, April 1
Inspector-General of Police Rajesh Kumar has been replaced with an IPS officer from Delhi, Mr Satish Chandra, in an unprecedented way by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Girls outshine boys in class VIII exam
Chandigarh, April 1
Girls once again outshone boys in the result of the middle standard examination declared here today. The examination was conducted by the UT Education Department. Out of 12,000 students who appeared in the examination 9,040 were declared pass.

Swati Jindal Saurab Prabhakar Gaganjot Kaur
Clockwise: Swati Jindal, Saurab Prabhakar, Gaganjot Kaur, Rashmi, Rosy Bhardwaj
Rashmi Rosy Bhardwaj


CPI hardens stand on re-unification
Chandigarh, April 1
With the Communist Party of India (Marxist) also talking in terms of unity of the Communist parties, the CPI today hardened its stand in a move to be in a better bargaining position.

Absconding cop dodges police in filmi style
Chandigarh, April 1
An absconding robbery accused Punjab police constable made a great escape when he bumped into a police team from Ludhiana that spotted him outside the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Haryana Govt wants Arun Kumar back
Chandigarh, April 1
The Haryana Government has asked the Chandigarh Administration to send back the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, to his parent cadre of Haryana. The DC is a Haryana cadre IAS official of the 1989 batch working on deputation in Chandigarh.

No exam in Punjab colleges today
Chandigarh, April 1
There will be no examination tomorrow for undergraduate classes in colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Customs to set up post for PoK passengers
Chandigarh, April 1
The Department of Indian Customs will set up a check post at Adoosa in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir to clear baggage of passengers for the Srinagar-Muzaffarbad bus service starting April 7.

MC chief gets reprieve; no-trust vote deferred
Panchkula, April 1
The Municipal Council President, Mrs Seema Chaudhary today got a reprieve for 12 days after the General House, which was to take up the no-confidence motion against her today, was deferred to April 12.

No-trust motion by secret ballot, court told
Chandigarh, April 1
The Haryana Government today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the no-confidence motion against Panchkula Municipal Council President Seema Chaudhary and vice president Kuljit Kaur would be decided by a secret ballot and not by show of hands.

Passing Thru: Mr B.P. Agarwal


Running creches in residential areas made easier
Chandigarh, April 1
The Administration today reiterated that certain relaxations in the use of residential buildings have been allowed to run creches.

Let down by father, children leave home
Chandigarh, April 1
Mr Jasbir Jassi, an NRI living in Sector 17, Panchkula, found three children outside his home settling in for the night in a park.

Another hurdle in allotment of plots
Chandigarh, April 1
The issue of allotment of residential plots in Sector 2 and 6 of Mansa Devi Complex has hit yet another road block. The UT Administration today moved an application in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking directions to Haryana Urban Development Authority to lay a sewerage system for Sector 2 and 6 of Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula.

Draw of lots fair, says confederation
Chandigarh, April 1
The Confederation of Housing Societies has termed the cancelled draw of lots of the Progressive Housing Society ‘’largely fair’’ in the B and C categories.

Vivekananda’s relevance in modern times stressed
Chandigarh, April 1
The 10-day-long annual celebrations of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Sector 15 started today with a public meeting on the ‘Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda’.

Make healthcare affordable, says Rodrigues
Chandigarh, April 1
The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today called for a coordinated effort at all levels by the medical fraternity so that quick medical relief could be affordable to the needy.

Commandant of CRPF’s 30th Battalion, Mr Jag Mehar Singh, inaugurates a fete organised to mark the battalion’s 37th Raising Day in Chandigarh on Friday.CRPF battalion celebrates
Raising Day

Chandigarh, April 1
The Central Reserve Police Force’s 30th battalion celebrated its 37th Raising Day at its campus at Hallomajra today. A fete was organised to mark the occasion, in which all officers and men of the battalion along with their family members participated. Different games and entertainment programmes were organised.

Commandant of CRPF’s 30th Battalion, Mr Jag Mehar Singh, inaugurates a fete organised to mark the battalion’s 37th Raising Day in Chandigarh on Friday.

Protest against 85th Amendment
Chandigarh, April 1
A protest was held by the General Categories Welfare Federation, Punjab, at the Matka Chowk today. Delegates from various states and Chandigarh took part in it.

Please bear, roads under repair
Chandigarh, April 1
Recarpeting of the roads is causing major traffic inconvenience to city residents. Long queues of vehicles on alternate routes opened in a number of sectors has almost become a common sight.

Move to privatise sanitation in more areas falls flat
Chandigarh, April 1
Another attempt by the Municipal Corporation to privatise sanitation in certain new Sectors fell flat today due to a massive protest by the Sweepers Union. The union is opposed to privatisation.

Nodal cell on rights to continue
Chandigarh, April 1
The Chandigarh Administration has decided that it will continue to have a nodal cell to monitor the violation of human rights and not go in for full-fledged State Human Rights Commission.

Zirakpur crossing to be decongested
Dera Bassi, April 1
The Patiala police will decongest the Zirakpur crossing under a community policing programme in coordination with the Dera Bassi and Lalru Industry Associations which have promised to give two motor cycles to the police for the purpose.

Property tax can be paid till April 30
Chandigarh, April 1
Assessees of commercial, industrial and institutional lands who opted for the Self Assessment Scheme are required to deposit property tax by April 30, an official press note of the Municipal Corporation said here today.


Rarewala’s granddaughter molested
Chandigarh, April 1
The granddaughter of the late Gian Singh Rarewala, a former Congress Chief Minister of erstwhile Pepsu state and Punjab, was molested and chased by car-borne youths near Kaimbwala village before they tried to drag her into the car in broad daylight.

Man crushed to death
Panchkula, April 1
Om Prakash (45) was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle on the
Ramgarh-Mankya road today. The victim was a security guard with a private security firm and was returning home after duty, when the accident took place.

2 held for bootlegging
Dera Bassi, April 1
The police has arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling liquor from two different places on the Kalka-Ambala highway here, late last night.


Admn ‘deaf’ to shopkeepers’ woes
Chandigarh, April 1
Shopkeepers of the Sector 29-C rehri market, who have been displaced and shifted at least five times during the past 33 years, have not yet won the favour of the Chandigarh Administration despite having been depositing licence fee since 1991.


Move to end school board’s autonomy draws flak
Mohali, April 1
Employees of the Punjab School Education Board here have expressed concern over the reported move of the state government to bring the board under its control.

Kids turn painters for cause of blood donation
Chandigarh, April 1
They are too young to donate blood, but the students of The Mango Grove School, Panchkula, showed that they are not going to be left behind in the noble cause of blood donation.

College gives Rs 1.25 lakh as tsunami relief
Mohali, April 1
The management, staff members and students of SUS College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, near here, have contributed a total of Rs 1.25 lakh towards the tsunami relief fund.

A view of Shivalik Public School, Mohali. Quest for modernisation the keyword
Shivalik Public School, SAS Nagar (Mohali), established in 1976, needs little introduction. The service the school has rendered to students in academics, sports and socio-cultural sphere is distinctly unique.

A view of Shivalik Public School, Mohali.

IT paper difficult, say B.Com III students
Chandigarh, April 1
Students of BCom final year today were shocked to see the question paper of their first exam of income tax and business law. Most of the questions were not from syllabus, they added.

Seminar for teachers on spirituality
Mohali, April 1
A seminar for teachers on value-based education was held here. Brahma Kumari Rama, co-in charge of the Rajyoga centres in the Mohali circle, said spirituality helped one become an ideal teacher with values.


Life term for 2 in kidnap and murder case upheld
Chandigarh, April 1
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Mr Justice Surya Kant has upheld life imprisonment awarded to two persons who were found guilty of having kidnapped and later killed a nine-year-old Ludhiana schoolboy in 1999.


Artistes perform in a play, “Dhian Wale, Putran Wale,” that was staged at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. Punjabi flavour marks second
day of fest

Classical music, dance and short Punjabi plays marked the second day of the ongoing festival of the Indian Peoples Theatre Association at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

Artistes perform in a play, “Dhian Wale, Putran Wale,” that was staged at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph.


City kabaddi team clobbers Madhya Pradesh
Chandigarh, April 1
The Chandigarh Kabaddi team (men) thrashed Madhya Pradesh in a match of three-day 17th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championships which started at Football Ground, Sector 17, here today.

Cricket tourney results
Chandigarh, April 1
St. John’s Cricket Academy beat DAV College Academy by 2 wickets in the ICL Certification u-15 Cricket Tournament played at St. John’s High School grounds, here today. The tournament is being organised by Chandigarh Cricket Organisation.

Saanya, Johl win mixed doubles
Chandigarh, April 1
Saanya Sharma and Mr H.S. Johl clinched the mixed doubles title on the last day of the Chandigarh Ladies Open Amateur Golf Champion ship returning a combine score of 66 points.


Panchkula MC has no money
Panchkula, April 1
It is the beginning of the financial year, but the Municipal Council here has no money — not even for its day-to-day expenses like buying petrol for vehicles, paying telephone bills, power bills or salaries of its employees.


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