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Cash-strapped MC sends lakhs down the drain
Chandigarh, April 3
Strange are the ways of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. Where, on the one hand, it cries hoarse over the persistent crunch of funds, on the other hand it seems little concerned about lakhs going down the drain. At least that’s what comes to light when one takes a closer look at the storm water drainage project which the MC sanctioned for Mauli Jagran and Vikas Nagar earlier.

Holiday in various convent schools
Chandigarh, April 3
Expressing sorrow over the demise of Pope John Paul II, the Bishop of Simla-Chandigarh Diocese, Rev. Gerald J. Mathias, said that all Catholic schools in the Diocese will remain closed on April 4 and on the day of his funeral as a mark of respect.

Tributes paid to Pope
Chandigarh, April 3
Roman Catholics paid tributes to Pope John Paul II who died last night. Followers descended on the Sector 19 Cathedral and the smaller prayer hall of St Anne’s School in Sector 32 to pray for the peace of the departed soul.


BSNL phones go dead
Chandigarh, April 3
Telecom services in the city and the surrounding areas were partially disrupted following a snag in the Ram Darbar Industrial Area Exchange in Phase II. BSNL landline users in these areas were unable to make or receive calls for a few hours this evening due to problems in connectivity after 7 pm.

For Admn, Saharya still CJ!
Chandigarh, April 3
Judges may come, judges may go. It could make a world of difference to lakhs of litigants who do the rounds of the Punjab and Haryana High Court everyday.

Passing ThruMinnie Grewal


Fire services lack fire
Staff shortage, obsolete technology to blame
Panchkula, April 3
It is still a long wait for the upgradation of fire services in the township. Even though the Urban Development Department has now cleared a proposal for buying a fire tender and a jeep fire engine for the district, shortage of staff and redundant technology has ensured that fire services remain far from satisfactory.

Mobile dental clinics for troops in far-flung areas
Chandigarh, March 3
To cater to dental requirements of troops deployed in far-flung areas, the Army Dental Corps is procuring about 40 mobile dental clinics.

 Visually challenged persons from all over Haryana have been living on the roadside in Sector 17 for the past 18 months.Ray of hope kindles for the visually challenged
Chandigarh, April 3
Their world is black. But a ray of hope has finally emerged for the 40 visually challenged persons, who have been sitting in dharna outside the Directorate of Social Justice and Empowerment, demanding a 1 per cent reservation in jobs.

Visually challenged persons from all over Haryana have been living on the roadside in Sector 17 for the past 18 months. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Dr Prem Singh’s book discussed
Chandigarh, April 3
Litterateurs and intellectuals gathered at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, to hold discussions on Dr Prem Singh’s book on the decline of the Soviet Union. called “Mahashakti Diyaan Aakhri Khadiyaan”, this book is the first-ever Punjabi work to have been written on the decline of the superpower.

Dry leaves smoulder under MC nose
Chandigarh, April 3
Dry leaves continue to be burnt openly in the city despite a ban enforced by the Municipal Corporation under the Environment Act.

Commissioner examines liquor shop site
Panchkula, April 3
The local commissioner appointed by a court to examine the site of a liquor shop in Sector 18, today examined the site and the temple and school nearby.

Buses bypassing Panchkula, rue residents
Panchkula, April 3
The Citizens Welfare Association has alleged that the Haryana Roadways buses are bypassing Panchkula, causing inconvenience to the public.

Ex-servicemen hold meeting
Chandigarh, April 3
Members of the Ex-Servicemen Wing (ESM Wg) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) yesterday organised a meeting to strengthen the party at the grassroots level.


3 students held for molesting girls
Chandigarh, April 3
Three students of the Jalandhar-based Regional Engineering College were arrested for allegedly molesting girls on the dance floor of Aerizona.

Thief held from PU campus
Chandigarh, April 3
A 22-year-old drug addict was caught red-handed while committing theft in boys’ hostel room in Panjab University, the police said here on Friday.

4 held for selling underweight LPG cylinders
Chandigarh, April 3
The police has arrested four persons and seized 14 LPG cylinders from several places in the city.

Suicide by woman: police raids in-laws’ house
Mohali, April 3
In connection with the suicide of Arvinder Kaur who had jumped before a train near Morinda few days back, Railway Police from Sirhind raided the house of husband of the deceased in Phase 3B1 here today. Husband of the deceased, Ravinder, has been arrested. The police was on the lookout of mother and brother-in-law of the deceased.


Allahabad Bank issue opens on April 6
Chandigarh, April 3
Allahabad Bank is entering the capital market for the second time with a public issue of 100,00,000 equity shares of Rs 10 each at a premium to be decided through the book-building process. The issue opens on April 6 and will close on April 12.


Amity Law School bags running trophy
Chandigarh, April 3
Amity Law School, New Delhi, bagged the running trophy at the two-day National Moot Court Competition organised by the Army Institute of Law at Mohali.

Quota for poor in private schools 15 pc: admn
Chandigarh, April 3
The tug-of-war between the Chandigarh Administration and BJP regarding the quota for the poor students in private schools took a new turn today with the former maintaining that the quota was never 25 per cent.

Demand to cancel Principal Vaid’s daughter’s paper
Chandigarh, April 3
Reacting strongly to Panjab University’s decision to change the examination centre of Principal AC Vaid’s daughter, PU Senator, Gopal Krishan Chatrath, today, demanded cancellation of her paper, holding of re-examination and sealing of all papers connected with shifting of the centre.

Schools adopt novel ways to woo children
Panchkula, April 3
Innovation is the name of the game. More so in the world of school education. Schools in the township are out to out-do each other in terms of infrastructure and wooing parents.

Staff and students during a  function at C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School, Chandigarh. KG students promoted
Chandigarh, April 3
C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7-B, here organised a function for kindergarten section today.

Staff and students during a function at C.L. Aggarwal DAV Model School, Chandigarh.

College celebrates ‘Mat Pita Santaan Divas’
Chandigarh, April 2
“Mat Pita Santaan Divas” was celebrated at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

The building of Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-A, Chandigarh.Hamara School
Quality education for all 
ACADEMIC excellence is the hallmark of Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-A, Chandigarh. Since its beginning, the school is known for giving 100 per cent results year after year with numerous merits and distinctions. Students of this school have been among the top five students in Chandigarh several times.

The building of Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-A, Chandigarh.

14,000 appear in PMT, dental entrance test
Chandigarh, April 3
The CBSE, New Delhi conducted All-India PMT and Dental entrance preliminary test today in which 14,000 students appeared in 22 centres in the city.


‘Punjab Is Hafte’ praised
Chandigarh, April 3
Asha Films International has completed 70 weeks of its news and currents affairs proagrammes on Jalandhar Doordarshan namely “Punjab Is Hafte’’ and it celebrated it today. Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Parliamen-tary secretary, (Education), Punjab Government, praised crew of the programme.

16 enter final of fresh face contest
Chandigarh, April 3
The semi-final round of the Limca Fresh Face of Punjab contest started off at a glittering ceremony at Kalagram this evening.

Awareness through art
Chandigarh, April 3
We, a group of women artists who create social awareness using art, today displayed all works created as part of their Tsunami relief activities at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here.


Surinder Kaur, Chann honoured
The four day cultural festival organised by the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA) concluded with the honouring of legendary folk artiste Surinder Kaur and writer thespian Tera Singh Chann. A ballet’ Jaag payi parbhat’ on Punjab by Punjab Arts International directed by Narinder Nindi, martial arts by Narinder Neena, songs by Raman, Jitender Shaw Shenaz Singh lit up the programme.

Anganwari workers turn painters
To create murals on walls
Colours have their own way of charming hearts. How else would you explain the convergence of 50 anganwari workers at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 where ace artist Ravindra Sharma gave them lessons in art today.


Workshop on orthopaedics ends
Chandigarh, April 3
On the concluding day of the three-day conference of North Zone of Indian Orthopaedic Association, a workshop on joint replacement was held a GMCH, Sector 32.

123 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, April 3
Nearly 123 donors donated blood in a camp organised at Indo Global Campus, Abhipur near Chandigarh, on Friday.


A view of the women’s final match between Haryana and Himachal of the 17th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Tournament in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Punjab, Haryana lift kabaddi titles
Chandigarh, April 3
Punjab lads and Haryana eves lifted titles in the 17th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Tournament that concluded at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

A view of the women’s final match between Haryana and Himachal of the 17th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Tournament in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

J.P. SharmaAmarjit Singh Samra Samra is kabaddi federation chief
Chandigarh, April 3
Mr Amarjit Singh Samra was unanimously elected chairman of the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India while Mr J.P. Sharma and Mr Subhash Tekchandani general secretary and treasurer, respectively, for four years at annual general body meeting held here on April 2.

Rallyists challaned for over-speeding!
Chandigarh, April 3
Some participants of the Saint John’s Old Boys Association rally, which tests driving aptitude and road sense, were booked for breaking speed limits and not carrying documents today. Those booked included three-time champion Sukhjinder Singh.

Cricket Stadium beat St John’s academy
Chandigarh, April 3
An unbeaten knock of 57 runs enabled Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, beat the St John’s Cricket Academy in the ICL under-15 cricket tournament being held at St. John’s School, Sector 26, here today. St John’s won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 140 all out in 40 overs. Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, achieved this target in 37 overs.

The grand finale!: Empty stands of the PCA Stadium, Mohali, during the final of the Punjab-Railways Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. No cheering for Ranji match
Chandigarh, April 3
Cricket is claimed to be the most popular sport in the country. Only last month, the PCA Stadium, Mohali, was teeming with spectators who had come to witness the India-Pakistan Test match. The match had generated huge revenue for the organisers and was a big draw.

The grand finale!: Empty stands of the PCA Stadium, Mohali, during the final of the Punjab-Railways Ranji Trophy match on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Inter-zonal ball badminton in May
Chandigarh, April 3
The first Inter Zonal Ball Badminton Championship organised by the Rajasthan State Ball Badminton Association will be held at Jaipur in the last week of May this year.

Subeer stars in Tagore House win
Chandigarh, April 3
Subeer Hayer, a class V student of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali representing Tagore House scored an unbeaten 51 runs and guided his house to a fine title victory over Aitchison House in the YPS Inter-House Cricket Tournament , that concluded today.

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