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SC continues ban on all constructions near Sukhna
New Delhi, April 27
The Supreme Court today continued the ban on any type of construction activity in the protected forest area around Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake.

Displaced orphans find new haven
Smiles back on their faces as Guru Aasra Trust adopts them
Chandigarh, April 27
Tears rolling down the cheeks of nearly 40 orphans displaced yesterday from the gurdwara demolished in Dadu Majra gave way to smiles today. Happiness of the poor children knew no bounds in the new haven at the Guru Aasra Trust in Palsora village.
Orphans, who were uprooted from the gurdwara demolished in Dadu Majra Orphans, who were uprooted from the gurdwara demolished in Dadu Majra on Tuesday, beam with joy at their new home at the Guru Aasra Trust in Palsora village of Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

  Labourer beaten by kin dies
Chandigarh, April 27
A 21-year-old labourer from the Dadu Majra Milk Colony, who was beaten on March 28 allegedly by his inebriated brother-in-law and his three friends when Kumar objected to their remarks against his sister, died today

Satish Chandra takes charge as new IGP
Chandigarh, April 27
The Joint Commissioner (Security) of Delhi, Mr Satish Chandra, here today joined as Inspector-General of Police of the city in place of Rajesh Kumar, who handed over his charge.

Outgoing IG Rajesh Kumar gets emotional at the send-off given to him at the Police Lines; and (right) Mr Satish Chandra who replaced him in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Outgoing IG Rajesh Kumar Mr Satish Chandra who replaced him

Woman decides to divorce HIV man; gets acid attack in return
Chandigarh, April 27
Life has dealt her a double blow. First misled into marrying an HIV+ man and then left to reel under a brutal acid attack perpetrated by the same man, Sunita Sharma can barely digest the crude reality of her life.

UK refuses disability pension to World War veteran
Chandigarh, April 27
Over six decades after lakhs of Indians took up arms for a cause during the Second World War, a large number of them continue to wage a seemingly losing battle for a different cause -- their disability pension.


Row over payment keeps station powerless
Chandigarh, April 27
In a case of government carelessness, a Rs 7-crore 66-kv power substation in Sector 47 is ready but cannot be energised as various wings of the Chandigarh Administration cannot decide who will make the pending payment of Rs 4 crore.

A huge equipment installed in Sector 47 at a cost of Rs 7 crore lies unused as the Chandigarh Administration has not paid Rs 4 crore as its installation cost. — A Tribune photograph

A huge equipment installed in Sector 47 at a cost of Rs 7 crore lies unused as the Chandigarh Administration has not paid Rs 4 crore as its installation cost

Lake near Dadu Majra planned
Chandigarh, April 27
Announcing steps to save the Sukhna Lake and also to have another lake near Dadu Majra village, the Chandigarh Administration said today that this year the Forest Department would construct six silt retention dams, construct three new silt retention dams and raise the already existing 10 water bodies in the catchment area north of the lake.

As dark clouds hover above, labourers cover heaps of wheat at the Grain Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh
As dark clouds hover above, labourers cover heaps of wheat at the Grain Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Scrap free economic zone concept, say architects
Chandigarh, April 27
Concerned over the increasing violation of the Periphery Act, the Chandigarh chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects in a presentation before the UT Administrator and Punjab Governor has sought that the present ad hoc system of granting change of land use should be stopped.

SEZ status to be exclusive to Quark City: govt
Mohali, April 27
The much-touted Special Economic Zone status for the industrial area in Mohali will be exclusive to Quark City. The Punjab Government is all out to help the IT company-turned-infrastructure developer get the coveted status.

Mohali MC to clear building plans
Mohali, April 27
For the first time in the town, the Municipal Council will clear plans in the case of new buildings instead of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, adding lakhs of rupees to the revenue of the civic body.

Houses outside lal dora constructed with permission: residents
Chandigarh, April 27
The joint action committee of residents living outside the lal dora in the 18 UT villages today alleged that the Chandigarh Administration had projected a wrong picture about the status of houses outside the lal dora.

Improve sanitation, say councillors
Mohali, April 27
Six councillors have demanded that the Municipal Council should make some alternative arrangements to improve sanitation conditions in the town till the work was allotted to a private contractor.

Naurang elected council chief
Mohali, April 27
Mr Naurang Singh has been elected the president of the Citizens Welfare Council, Phase 10, here. According to a press note issued by the press secretary of the club, Mr Satwant Singh Rangi,on Monday, Mr Ripudaman Singh Roop will be the Chairman while Mr Randhir Singh has been elected senior vice-president.

DCC elections ‘soon’
Panchkula, April 27
The organisational elections of the Panchkula District Congress Committee will be held shortly. This was stated by Mr Ashok Kumar, who has been appointed Returning Officer for Haryana.

Dead phones irk users in Industrial Area, Phase I
Chandigarh, April 27
The BSNL telephone users in Industrial Area, Phase-I, continue to face problems as more than 25 telephones are dead for more than one week. This is the second such incident in the area in the past two weeks.

140 jhuggis razed in Sector 14
Panchkula, April 27
In the first concerted effort to remove encroachments from the city since the Congress came to power in the state, the Haryana Urban Development Authority kickstarted its 10-day offensive by removing 140 jhuggis here today.

Help poor lead decent life, Rodrigues tells Rotarians
Chandigarh, April 27
The UT Administrator, Gen S F Rodrigues (retd), today called upon Rotarians to actively involve themselves in governance and help in providing the 'have nots' with the basic facilities for a decent and dignified life.


2 two-wheelers, car stolen in city
Chandigarh, April 27
A car and two two-wheelers were reportedly stolen from the city, the police said here today. Mr Dalip Singh of Green Enclave Colony, Daun, in Ropar district reported that his Maruti Car (PB-65-C-4104) was stolen from the parking lot of Shastri Market, Sector 22 on Tuesday.

Fake currency seized
Mohali, April 27
The police has arrested two persons on a charge of possessing fake currency. According to the police, the arrested persons were Rakesh Kumar alias, Vicky, a resident of Adhera village, and Hardeep Singh, a resident of Goslan village, and at present living in Ward No IX, Kurali.

Rs 20,000, mobile snatched from woman
Mohali, April 27
A resident of Phase 3B1 lost Rs 20,000 and her mobile phone when her purse and the polybag she was carrying were reportedly snatched by two scooter-borne youths here tonight.

2 chemist shops broken into
Panchkula, April 27
Thieves broke into two chemist shops in the booth market of Sector 12-A and decamped with Rs 4,000 cash, last night, from one of the shops. Though they managed to break open the lock of the other shop as well, they could not open the glass door to get in.

Stolen property recovered
Chandigarh, April 27
The police today claimed to have solved two cases of thefts and recovered stolen property worth Rs 13,500 with the arrest of one Harvinder Singh, alias Sonu, of Maloya village.

3 booked for trespass
Chandigarh, April 27
In connection with the case of the 88-year-old widow of Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh being thrown out of her house, her adopted son Col M.S. Bains (retd) today filed a case in a local court against three persons for trying to take possession of his house in Sector 3 here.


Students short of lectures refused roll numbers
Chandigarh, April 27
Lecture shortage is keeping the students of some of the departments of Panjab University on their toes, who are now knocking the doors of all and sundry to get the roll numbers to appear in the final examinations.

Hamara School
Developing minds its aim
At Moti Ram Arya Modern Public School, Sector 7, Panchkula, education is a vision to be fulfilled. Since its establishment it has been doing incredible service in the field of education. The school is housed in a spacious double-storeyed building.

A view of Moti Ram Arya Modern Public School, Sector 7, Panchkula.

A view of Moti Ram Arya Modern Public School, Sector 7, Panchkula

Abhay wins fancy dress contest
Chandigarh, April 27
A unique fancy dress competition for school kids was held at Ethos, Sector 8. Each child was dressed as an astronaut. More than 50 students in the age group of six to seven years walked the ramp to show their talent.


Library that comes to life only during exam days
These days the A.C. Joshi Library at Panjab University is humming with life. The exams are going on and the students can be seen searching for text books in various nooks and corners of the library.

Students engrossed in their studies at A C Joshi Library of Panjab University. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students engrossed in their studies at A C Joshi Library of Panjab University

Concern over declining sex ratio
International women’s health meet
Declining sex ratio was a cause of concern among the delegates attending the two- day international women’s health meet organised at Indira holiday home in Sector 24. The meet, organised by the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab, was inaugurated by Mr D.S. Guru, Secretary, Health, Punjab.

Rhea Pillai to conduct course in city
For the first time, an Art of Living course being conducted in City Beautiful will be as much about glamour as about peace of mind. In command will be none other than the model turned Art of Living instructor Rhea Pillai who has used the discipline to transform her own life as also of others close to her.


High drama at Indo-Pak netball encounter
Chandigarh, April 27
First the Pakistan team refused to play and later they were coaxed into the match by officials who did not want to take the blame for an Indo-Pak netball tie gone sour. It was then Indian team’s turn. It blamed the rivals for not playing the game as per the rules.


Pakistan goal striker attempts to score a goal while Indian defender jumps to save it at V Indo-Pak Netball match in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Pakistan goal striker attempts to score a goal while Indian defender jumps to save it at V Indo-Pak Netball match in Sector 17, Chandigarh

Sub-junior handball meet from May 10
Chandigarh, April 27
The 20th sub-junior and 19th junior Chandigarh State Handball Championship for boys and girls, organised by the Chandigarh Handball Association, are going to be held from May 10 to 13 and May 10 to 14, respectively, at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh lads in u-15 cricket final
Mohali, April 27
Chandigarh district thrashed Amritsar district in the semifinals of under-15 Sushil Bali Inter-district Cricket Tournament at the Punjab Cricket Association grounds, here today.

HVPN win volleyball tourney
Panchkula, April 27
The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam emerged champions by defeating the reigning Kerala in a thrilling final of the 31st All-India Electricity Board Volleyball Tournament, at the floodlit Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3 here last night.

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