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As the closure deadline nears
No plan for students rendered school-less
Panchkula, March 27
There are no unrecognised schools in the district, if the office of the District Education Officer is to be believed. While most of them are recognised, 20 schools have applied for recognition and there are 20 applications for permission to open a school. This, when all residential areas "boast" of a school in the vicinity.

Bansal sees no wisdom in it
Chandigarh, March 27
Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal today asked the administration to put on hold the process to acquire land in Shastri Nagar of Mani Majra for the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

Now, phones can kill!
Chandigarh, March 27
Rumours about calls from specific numbers and emitting unidentified rays, causing possible death, threw thousands of mobile subscribers across the region into a scare.

Walkman leaves him crippled
Chandigarh, March 27
Sheer carelessness reportedly caused a youth in his twenties his leg at the railway track near Sector 47 here this afternoon. The victim was said to be listening to his walkman and failed to notice the train.

IG: Brother was held flouting rules
Mohali, March 27
Punjab Police IG S.K.Sharma said today that the arrest of his brother by the Mohali police yesterday was in violation of the guidelines issued by the DGP’s office and demanded a probe into the matter.


Tantrik vanishes
Rajpura, March 27
Tantrik Shamsher Singh, who along with his disciple Jagdish Chand allegedly instigated Rajinder Singh to "sacrifice" his 11-year-old son to cure his ailing wife, has absconded.

SAARC car rally
It was awesome, say participants
Chandigarh, March 27
Participants of the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) car rally, who reached here this evening, described their experience in one word- awesome.

The first car of the SAARC rally enters the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

The first car of the SAARC rally enters the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening.

Chandigarh Calling
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has an amazing network of passing on information where it matters most. In a recent case, on being apprised of illegal taxi stands coming up in the city, not only the enforcement wing went in search of such taxi stands and even removed tents of a few, the source of information was also leaked.


From surgery to spirituality
Chandigarh, March 27
Dr Kuldip Singh, an eminent surgeon, is on a unique mission. Not in his field of specialisation but in an altogether different field, spirituality.

A small boy carries a ‘load of life’ on his tender shoulders at the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Chandigarh.
A small boy carries a ‘load of life’ on his tender shoulders at the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Nek Chand honoured
Chandigarh, March 27
Doordarshan Kendra organised a colourful programme on its premises here today. Eminent personalities, who have made valuable contributions in the field of literature, art and culture, were honoured.

Seminar on child labour
Chandigarh, March 27
The Chandigarh chapter of the AIESEC organised Learning Networks Day today at Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24. A seminar was organised on the pressing issues of child labour, HIV AIDS and education.

Vikas Nagar sans amenities
Zirakpur, March 27
Everyday it’s a bumpy ride for residents of Vikas Nagar in Baltana here. The recently-laid sewerage in the colony seems to have added to the misery of the residents as the soil had not been levelled properly.

Baisakhi festival
Chandigarh, March 27
The Chandigarh administration along with the municipal corporation will organise “Festival of Chandigarh” on Baisakhi.

PUDA draws flak from sabha
Mohali, March 27
A peace march was organised to protest against the failure of PUDA authorities to allot land to the Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha for the construction of  a mandir in Sector 70 here.

Governor greets people on Ram Navami
Chandigarh, March 27
UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) has extended his greetings to city residents on Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Rama.

Derailment delays Shatabdi
Chandigarh, March 27
The evening Shatabdi from New Delhi to Kalka was delayed by over two and a half hours, while the Jan Shatabdi was an hour behind schedule following the derailment of a goods train near New Delhi, yesterday.


Kamboj’s police remand extended
Chandigarh, March 27
A local court today extended the police remand of Surinder Singh Kamboj, who was arrested on the allegation of flesh trade along with two girls and a Punjab police constable last week, till March 29.

Suicide: Autopsy on parents’ arrival
Chandigarh, March 27
The Chandigarh police is awaiting the arrival of parents of Sheela, who was found dead along with her two minor daughters at their residence in Mauli Complex on Monday evening, here.

PGI technician held for theft
Chandigarh, March 27
A technician working at the PGI was caught while allegedly stealing injections today.

Son missing; father blames it on colleagues
Panchkula, March 27
Senior auditor with the Haryana Audit Department Suresh Kumar Yadav has been reported missing from his place of work by his father, BL Yadav, a resident of Sector 21, who suspects foul play.


Traders hail admn move on VAT
Chandigarh, March 27
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) has welcomed the proposed decision of the Chandigarh administration to exempt food grain from VAT on the pattern of Delhi and other union territories.

IOC to open 7 new auto LPG outlets
Chandigarh, March 27
The increased usage of LPG as an auto fuel has led to a growing need for auto LPG gas outlets. Thus, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has decided to open seven new LPG gas outlets across Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.


Glitch puts DAV result on hold
Chandigarh, March 27
The details of All-India DAV Board class VIII result, which was declared today, could not be ascertained due to some technical snag in the website of the DAV schools.

Three get Tohra memorial awards
Chandigarh, March 27
The Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial Awards function was held today at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26.

70 present papers
Chandigarh, March 27
The eighth international conference of MELUS-India and MELOW, hosted at the English department, Panjab University, here, concluded with a valedictory address by Prof M.L. Raina.

Anuj, Gurinder best students
Chandigarh, March 27
Tundup and Puneet Kaur from the junior section and Radhika Thakur and Inderpal Singh from the senior section were declared the best athletes during the prize distribution function of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, here.


High court orders security for gang rape victim
Chandigarh, March 27
Despite the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordering security for Satya Devi, allegedly gang-raped last month, Kapurthala police are in no mood to comply. Let alone providing the protection of four police personnel as ordered by the court, the district police has not yet deputed a single constable for the widow’s protection.


‘Samjhauta Express’ at Sector 17
Chandigarh, March 27
Keeping up with their seven-year-old tradition, the local Theatre Arts celebrated the World Theatre Day by staging a street play, “Samjhauta Express - A train to peace”, at the piazza, Sector 17, here today.

Artistes of the Theatre Arts present a play, “Samjhuata Express - A train to peace” in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Artistes of the Theatre Arts present a play, “Samjhuata Express - A train to peace” in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

People sensitised on TB
Mohali, March 27
The local Jan Shikshan Sansthan observed World TB Day by organising an awareness programme at its field office in Gholu Majra village, Dera Bassi, on Sunday.


Chandigarh like Islamabad, say Pak kids
Chandigarh, March 27
Everybody is a winner here because it is all about winning hearts! It is not only cricket but also loads of fun thrown in for good measure where children on both sides of the border get to know about each other’s lives.

Pakistani coach Shehzaad Qureshi gives tips to his cricket team during a match against St John’s team at St John’s grounds in Chandigarh while their teachers look on. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Shivam fashions St John’s win
Chandigarh, March 27
Fine performances by Shivam Bhambri (81 runs, 3 for 16) and skipper Vaibhav Kaushik (57 runs, 1 for 22) enabled St John’s Cricket Academy to defeat Lahore School’s XI by 18 runs in the first match of the Friendship Cup tournament being held at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here.

High Court lift trophy
Chandigarh, March 27
Elegant batting by Premjit Hundal (63 off 58 balls) and accurate bowling by Sandeep Moudgil (3 for 25) enabled Punjab and Haryana High Court-I to lift the first annual Inter-District Court Bar Association Cricket Trophy.

2 Pak tennis players to get training at Chandigarh
Chandigarh, March 27
Play is at work. Nearly 60 years after the borders of religion, caste and creed were converted into political and geographical boundaries with Partition; Chandigarh is all set to strengthen the ties by providing five-year training to two young tennis players from Pakistan.
Iftikhar Ahmed Rao


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