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SHO writes to CM, DGP against SP, ASI
Satish Mohan SharmaSays ASI demanded 50,000 for SP
Panchkula, April 9
Alleging victimisation by police officer, Mr Satish Mohan Sharma, SHO of Raipur Rani, who was sent to the police lines by the SSP yesterday, today sought voluntary retirement.

Satish Mohan Sharma

Sunday Special
Your own stem cells may reverse diabetes

Chandigarh, April 9
A complete cure for diabetes may lie in injecting the adult stem cells in the human beings. If the first of its kind of laboratory experiments on diabetic mice at the National Centre for Cell Sciences, (NCCS) Pune, are anything to go by the scientists have every reason to believe that the cure for the disease, may lie in adult stem cells.

Navratra fair begins
Lakhs pay obeisance at Mansa Devi temple

Panchkula, April 9
Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the government led by Mr Om Prakash Chautala had made the system of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local Bodies ineffective by centralisation of power.

Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar at the shooting of “Dosti” at Santsar Gurdwara, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar at the shooting of “Dosti” at Santsar Gurdwara, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Mansa Devi museum may not materialise
Panchkula, April 9
A plan to add to the glory of Mansa Devi temple by setting up a cultural centre in the form of a theme museum may not see the light of day.

No lid on manhole cover theft
Chandigarh, April 9
Treated as a petty crime by the police, lifting of manhole covers in the city has assumed an alarming proportion if the overall figure of the city was taken into account.

Power cut in Mani Majra tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 9
Entire Mani Majra, including Modern Housing Complex (MHC) and Shivalik Enclave, will remain without power for eight hours on Monday as the high tension 33 KV power feeder for Mani Majra will be shifted for widening of a road.


Special function held for senior citizens

Chandigarh, April 9
The Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association organised a special cultural programme at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10 to mark ninth anniversary of the association today.

Senior citizens at a cultural programme at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Senior citizens at a cultural programme at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Dimpy denies kidnapping charges
Panchkula, April 9
Chandigarh Congress leader, Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy and businessman, Ram Pal today said that they were being framed by hotelier and businessman Balbir Chaudhary, in a case of kidnapping of Mr Chaudhary’s son.

2 ex-IAF personnel honoured
Chandigarh, April 9
The Air Force Association (AFA) today honoured two IAF octogenarians, Air Vice-Marshal G S Punia and Sqn Ldr Jasbir Gill at a ceremony organised at the Air Force Station here today.

Cable theft: BSNL phone still non-functional
Chandigarh, April 9
Over 200 BSNL telephones continued to remain non-functional in Sector 29 and Sector 30 as the replacement work of the two stolen telephone cables in the Industrial Area I continued for the second day today.

Housing project based on vaastu kicked off
Zirakpur, April 9
The Motia Constructions Limited today formally launched its Royale Estate, a mega housing project coming up as per Vaastu Shastra on the Chandigarh-Ambala road, by holding a draw for lots.

Hotel property gutted in fire
Mohali April 9
A fire broke out in a hotel in Phase X here today resulting in the loss of property.

Appointment of G.S. Saini hailed
Chandigarh, April 9
The Saini Samaj today welcomed the appointment of Mr G.S. Saini as general secretary of the Punjab unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Jatha to leave for Pak tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 9
A 59-member jatha of the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat will leave for Pakistan from here on April 11.

Fire destroys wheat crop
Dera Bassi, April 9
Wheat crop in 16 acres was destroyed in a major fire in Sitarpur village near Lalru, this noon. The fire broke out in fields owned by three farmers of the village. Fire engines from Dappar and Ambala were called.


Scooterist hurt in accident
Chandigarh, April 9
Sandeep Kumar, a scooterist fractured his legs when he was hit by Maruti Esteem (CH-03-H-5306) near Fire Brigade, Sector 38, last night. The car driver fled the place leaving the car behind. Sandeep was admitted in the trauma ward of the General Hospital, Sector 16.

Conned by their greed
Chandigarh, April 9
In a classic case of greed leading to misery, two women fell into a trickster’s trap who asked them to disguise themselves as poor destitutes so as to fool a rich man doling out charity.

2 motor cycles, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, April 9
Two motor cycles and a scooter have been stolen from the city, the local police said here yesterday.

Indore-based firm booked for fraud
Chandigarh, April 9
An Indore-based vehicle gear company has been booked for duping a Baddi based supplier of more than Rs 3 crore.

Wife of B.D. Bhardwaj arrested
Chandigarh, April 9
The police yesterday arrested Pratibha Bhardwaj, wife of B.D. Bhardwaj wanted for duping several persons of more than Rs 30 lakh. The police arrested her from her house. Her husband, the main accused is still at large. She was in a local court today which remanded her in police custody.


Service industry to generate maximum jobs: counsellor

Chandigarh, April 9
The new employment and indeed the biggest employment opportunities would be in the service industry, which has already become a dominant contributor to the country’s GDP with its share of 54 per cent.

Usha Albuquerque, addresses students at Careerfest in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Usha Albuquerque, addresses students at Careerfest in Chandigarh on Saturday.


Ashwinder wins Sushil Sarkar award

Chandigarh, April 9
The annual prize distribution function of Government College of Arts was held today. Mr Vivek Attray, Joint Secretary, Technical Education, Chandigarh Administration, was the chief guest. Addressing students, he said he was happy to be amidst talented students. A cultural programme, including a giddha and bhangra was also organised.

Students of Government College of Arts present giddha at a cultural function on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Students of Government College of Arts present giddha at a cultural function on Saturday.

School gives tips to parents on child development
Mohali, April 9
An orientation programme was conducted at St Soldier International Convent School for the parents of students from Classes Play Group-KG today. The class teachers introduced themselves and the in-charge of the wing. Ms Amrit Kalsi, requested the parents to give cooperation in the school’s endeavour to ensure all-round development of their wards.

Workshop held for students
Mohali, April 9
A three-day competition-cum-workshop for students concluded at the Institute of Professional Studies here today. The competition, in which a number of students from various schools participated, included events like spot painting, mehndi competition, fancy-bindi application, hand embroidery, fabric painting and flower arrangement.

SOPU activists protest
Chandigarh, April 9
Activists of the SOPU and students of Defence Department, Panjab University protested yesterday in support of their demands. President, SOPU Dalveer Singh said, “ Students of MA, first and second year of Defence Studies have not been issued roll numbers for lectures’ shortage. Only five or six students have received their roll numbers.


Bailable warrants against ex-Army officer
Chandigarh, April 9
Taking up a complaint case, a local court has summoned an ex-Army officer, Lt Col Anant Pal Singh, through bailable warrants. The court has also fixed April 20 as the next date of hearing in the case.

Charges against Kansal baseless: lawyer
Chandigarh, April 9
Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner S.P. Kansal’s son and lawyer Pankaj Mohan today denied the charges levelled in the chargesheet served on Kansal by the Chandigarh Administration yesterday.


Film Review
This love saga is no romantic treat
Scenes of a couple getting lost and finding love in jungles have now lost novelty. So what makes ‘Lucky -No time for love' different? Frankly, finding some differences in this movie can be quite a hard task.

A scene from ‘Lucky-No Time for Love’

A scene from ‘Lucky-No Time for Love’

Prem Vij is sahit akademi secy
Chandigarh, April 9
Mr Prem Vij, a noted Hindi writer and editor, has been appointed Secretary, Chandigarh Sahit Akademi, chairman of the academy Dr Naresh said here today. Mr Vij has 10 books to his credit and Punjab Government has conferred a state award on him. Many of his writings have been included in text books of Punjab School Education Board, Guru Nanak Dev University and Delhi Government.


Play bares the ugly world of incest

Evil can rise anywhere as long as the situation is right. So it does in millions of homes every moment of the day when innocent children are led into shady corners by responsible men on irresponsible missions. But seldom are the ugly, abominable faces of these men bared.

Neha Dubey and Lillete Dubey in Mahesh Dattani's play “30 days in September” staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Neha Dubey and Lillete Dubey in Mahesh Dattani's play “30 days in September” staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Family my first priority, says Bobby
With his dimpled smile and inviting eyes Bobby Deol is surely a winsome combination. He can steal many a hearts in a minute. But as a man committed to his family, Bobby would rather not do it. Whenever he gets time he rushes home. Spending time with his wife Tania and his two sons is always his first priority. No wonder playing a committed husband in films comes easy to him. Ask him his favourite girl, he takes the name of Tania.

A director’s actor-Akshay Kumar
“Whenever I am named in a scandal, I just dismiss it by laughing. Newspapers and magazine gossip do not bother me. If I read a magazine and if something controversial or spicy is written about me then I and my wife Twinkle laugh it off,” says film star Akshay Kumar.Suneel Darshan

I make movies for people not critics: Suneel
EXPLORING relationships is bollywood director, Suneel Darshan favourite theme. "Life is all about relationships. I think I have the knack of observing human ties from close quarters. I try to depict the same in my films", says the director.

Suneel Darshan

Interacting with audience through music
Remix of old melodies should be welcomed as the younger generation gets the feel of their everlasting richness, opined Chitra Iyer, the upcoming playback singer of Malayalam, Telgu and Tamil films.


Restoring health of brain damaged children
Chandigarh, April 9
Had it not been for the efforts made by Delhi-based Dr Arun Mukherjee, cerebral palsy and multiple brain damages would still have been considered irreversible. Working with a team of therapists at Udaan for the Disabled, his NGO in Delhi, Dr Mukherjee has exploded this myth.

New technique in homoeopathy discussed
Chandigarh, April 9
“Preventive Homoeopathy”, a new technique of diagnosing patients, was discussed at a two-day scientific seminar on the Homoeopathy which began at Bhai Makhan Shah Lubhana auditorium here today. The seminar is being organised by the Chandigarh branch of the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians and the North India Homoeopathic Medical Association.

Telemedicine project in 3 towns soon
Mohali, April 9
The Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) here is all set to launch a telemedicine project in collaboration with the PGIMER, Chandigarh. The project will initially be launched at three places on pilot basis, which include Mata Kaushalaya Hospital, Patiala, sub-divisional hospital, Dasuya and sub-divisional hospital, Ajnala.

Bharat Vikas Parishad gets cardiac facility
Chandigarh, April 9
A cardiac diagnostic facility was added at the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Sector 24 here today. Prof H.M. Swami, Director-Principal of the GMCH, Sector 32, commissioned the facility, which consists of advanced echocardiography with colour doppler and tread mill test equipment, spirometer and consultation by qualified cardiologists.

PM to attend PGI convocation
Chandigarh, April 9
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be the chief guest and deliver the convocation address at the XXVI convocation of the PGI here on Wednesday. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will preside over the convocation.

Talk on painless childbirth
Panchkula, April 9
An ante natal class and seminar on painless childbirth was organised by Dr Sushma Noheria here today. As many as 22 expectant mothers attended the workshop.


Tennis qualifying matches held
Chandigarh, April 9
The first round of qualifying matches of the All-India Tennis Association Talent Series for singles’ events for boys under-14 and 14 to 16 years was held at the Lake Club tennis court, Sector 6, here today.

Probables selected for cricket meet
Chandigarh, April 9
The Chandigarh Cricket Association has selected the following probables to take part in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament going to start from April 15. Chandigarh will play against Ludhiana district on the opening day at PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Under-15 trials in progress at DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Under-15 trials in progress at DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Nestle XI win cricket tourney
Mohali, April 9
A superb batting performance by Vineet Soni (79 runs in 83 balls) and Ajay Dosodiya (62 off 76 balls) enabled Nestle India XI thrash International Testing Centre (ITC) XI by a narrow margin of 18 runs in the final match of the Second Er. Bharat Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament played at PCA Stadium, here today.


DC orders action against illegal guest houses 
Chandigarh, April 9
The office of the Deputy Commissioner has ordered action against illegal guest houses in the city. This was said by Mr Arun Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note here today.


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