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Thieves target Tanishq
Get away with bracelets worth Rs 6 lakh
Chandigarh, April 20
After failing twice to steal ornaments from a popular jewellery shop, Tanishq, in Mohali, a group of three persons, including a middle-age woman, managed to decamp with ornaments worth Rs 6 lakh from the company’s showroom in Sector 17, here, this afternoon. Policemen carry out investigation at a Tanishq showroom in Chandigarh where theft took place on Sunday.
Policemen carry out investigation at a Tanishq showroom in Chandigarh where theft took place on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

PU ups seats in all depts
Chandigarh, April 20 Students seeking admission to Panjab University have some thing to cheer about as the university has decided to increase the total number of seats in almost all departments. A decision in this regard was taken today at a Syndicate meeting. It was decided that the increase would be as per the requirement of the departments and that vary from 2 to 20.

Flour price hits the sky
Chandigarh, April 20 In yet another setback to the inflation-hit consumers of the city, the local flour mills have hiked the rate of wheat flour to Rs 15 per kg. This even as the branded wheat flour is still selling at Rs 13.50-Rs 15 per kg.

PGI tech staff strike on
Lab services normal: Authorities
Chandigarh, April 20
Patients scheduled to visit the PGI will have one more day of harrowing experiences as the striking medical technologists have decided to continue their strike.


Speaking Out
Technicians should take moral responsibility
DUE to the strike by medical technologists, thousands of patients had to return without receiving treatment at the PGI during this week. Arun Sharma discusses the issue with some of the eminent educationists from the city.


INLD councillor appears, denies kidnapping
Gautam Prasad (in centre), who was missing since April 9, at the residence of Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan in Panchkula on Sunday.Comes out in support of Congress
Panchkula, April 20
The missing INLD councillor from ward no. 27, Gautam Prasad, took a U-turn by pledging his support to the Congress. He appeared at the residence of the deputy chief minister Chander Mohan here today.

Gautam Prasad (in centre), who was missing since April 9, at the residence of Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Another marvel from Dr Naresh’s kitty
Dr Naresh Litterateur redefines science of spiritualism
Chandigarh, April 20
Having established his supremacy as an author of 65 publications in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and in all genres of prose and poetry, Dr Naresh has delved beyond time and space to redefine the science of spiritualism through his latest book “Rise to the Dawn” hitting the stands this week.

Fake currency notes flooding country
Chandigarh, April 20
Launching a proxy war against India, its neighbouring countries are alleged to be flooding the country with fake currency notes.

Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy Cops play it cool in Dimpy murder case
Chandigarh, April 20
Investigations into the sensational blind murder case of “gangster” Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy has almost come to an end with the Chandigarh Police’s failure to subject the prime suspects for narco test.

PUTA fast continues
Syndics visit site
Chandigarh, April 20
It’s been two weeks now since the chain fast started on the Panjab University campus on a call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to demand the central status for the university.

Artistic decoration pieces that are on display for sale at a mela in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
ANY BUYER: Artistic decoration pieces that are on display for sale at a mela in Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Traffic snarls at apni mandi
Chandigarh, April 20
Residents living in the areas where apni mandi is set up each week complain of a lot of inconvenience due to the crowd and traffic snarls. Besides, they allege that not only do vendors consume alcohol after closing hours but at times even defecate against the walls of their house.

High and dry before summer sets in
Chandigarh, April 20
Even as the summer is yet to gather heat, city residents, particularly those living in the southern sectors, are complaining of erratic water supply. Temperature in the city rose by 1.4 degree today as compared to yesterday; maximum temperature was 38.0 degrees while the minimum was 20.2 degrees.

Ex-servicemen to protest against pay commission
Mohali, April 20
Members of all ex-servicemen organisation would be protesting against the sixth pay commission recommendations on April 27. This was decided in a joint meeting held here today.

460 donate blood at camp
Volunteers wait for their turn at the blood donation camp held at Sant Nirankari Bhawan, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, April 20
A total of 460 volunteers, including 205 women, donated blood at a donation camp held at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Sector 30, here today. The camp was inaugurated by Director PGI Dr K.K. Talwar.

Volunteers wait for their turn at the blood donation camp held at Sant Nirankari Bhawan, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Source of bullet still a mystery
Chandigarh, April 20
Even after 24 hours, police here have failed to find the source of the stray bullet that injured eight-year-old Jaswant Singh at Dhanas village yesterday.

Hallomajra residents seek development
Chandigarh, April 20
Residents of Hallomajra village today submitted a representation to Pawan Kumar Bansal, the union minister of state for finance, demanding development in the Deep Complex.

Street children show acting skills
Chandigarh, April 20
A group of street children staged a play 'Khichadi' at Sukhna Lake today. The play revolved around the theme that it was very important to listen to your heart to be happy in life.

Seminar on abolition of death penalty
Chandigarh, April 20
The Shiromani Sikh Council International and Punjab Human Rights Organisation today organised a seminar on abolition of death penalty at the Ambedkar Bhavan. Dignitaries such as Collins Gonsalves, chairman Human Rights Law Network, Professor SAR Gillani, Devinder Singh Chimney, former director prosecutions, spoke on the occasion.

Speaking Out
‘DAC site not centrally located’
The issue regarding the setting up of the district administrative and court complex in Sanetta village has been fraught with controversies. While the administration has been going all out to “sell” the project to city residents, Chitleen K. Sethi records the reaction of those whose opinion matters:

Need for planetorium
Nek Chand’s creation - Rock Garden - has already brought Chandigarh on the world tourism map. The Chandigarh administration should consider constructing a planetorium and science museum. This will earn revenue for the administration besides promoting tourism in the city.


Education dept flouting rules
Chandigarh, April 20
The double standards adopted by the Chandigarh administration with respect to the promotion policy in the education department have invited the ire of senior most lecturers and in charges or officiating principals of various government schools.

Meritorious students awarded
Mohali, April 20
Fourth annual cultural programme “Noor-2008” was organised by Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes (SVGOI) at its campus here yesterday. It is a panorama of various cultural activities and art performances.

100 teachers transferred
Chandigarh, April 20
About 100 teachers working under Sarv Shiksha Aabhiyaan (SSA) in different government schools of the city have been transferred today with immediate effect.


Patient Care Allowance
HC: Pay CRPF pharmacists like others
Chandigarh, April 20
The pharmacist cadre of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) now has a reason to cheer. A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has issued directions that all personnel concerned in the “combatised” pharmacist cadre be paid a patient care allowance (PCA) on the lines of that paid to those employed in the “non-combatised” cadre.

Apex court clears 6 advocates for elevation as HC judges
Chandigarh, April 20
The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of six advocates, including a woman lawyer, for elevation as Punjab and Haryana High Court judges.

District Courts set to go hi-tech
Chandigarh, April 20
Getting a certified copy of any court judgment will just be a click away for litigants now and they no longer need to apply in the copy branch at the District Courts.


Crop reduced to ashes in Ambala, Kharar
Ambala, April 20
Wheat crop in around 100 acres was turned into ashes in five villages of Naggal constituency close to Ambala City today noon, due to sparking in-feeder lines crossing over the fields.

Chandumajra slams Capt, Bhattal
Demands CBI inquiry
Patiala, April 20
Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, general secretary of the SAD, said allegations and cross-allegations being levelled by PPCC president Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had only proved that the Congress in the state was in deep trouble.

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry
Kharar, April 20
A couple has been booked under the Dowry Act on the complaint of Charanjit Kaur, a resident of Harlalpur village.

Former minister’s relative commits suicide
Bassi Pathana, April 20
Computer engineer Navinderjit Singh (28), resident of nearby village Saheedgarh and a close relative of Jagmohan Singh Kang, former minister, committed suicide allegedly due to unemployment. His body was recovered last night from the Bhakra canal near Sondha head.

Chemist shops in hospitals
Assn criticises govt’s decision
Patiala, April 20
The Punjab Chemists Association has criticised the Punjab government’s decision to open chemist shops in all district hospitals in collaboration with the private sector.


MCM Blue Caps Academy drub Shree Shree Academy
Cricket match in progress between MCA and Sector 16 cricket teams at MCM College Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, April 20
MCM Blue Caps Academy, Sector 36, showed their might as they drubbed Shree Shree Academy by 10 wickets in the 2nd CCA Under -13 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament at the MCM College grounds, Sector 36, here today.

Cricket match in progress between MCA and Sector 16 cricket teams at MCM College Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Naveen scripts NIT’s victory
Chandigarh, April 20
Riding high on the 77-run knock by Naveen, NIT, Kurukshetra team beat the hosts Punjab Engineering College by just three runs in the Inter-Engineering Deemed University Cricket League Championship at PEC grounds, here today.


Man killed in accident
Chandigarh, April 20
Mohammad Habiz of Khudda Lahora was killed after his motorcycle was knocked down by a speeding Tata Safari on the road dividing Sector 10 and 11, here this evening.


Global painting exhibition from today
Chandigarh, April 20
A mobile global painting exhibition titled “Show Your Hope” showcasing the rare works of international art will be inaugurated by Dr Swaran Singh, chairman, Punjab Arts Council, tomorrow at the council’s art gallery at 4 pm. More than 200 exhibits will be displayed for public viewing between 11 am and 6 pm till April 23.

113 display painting talent
Chandigarh, April 20
The Chandigarh tourism department, in association with the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, held the third series of the on-the-spot painting competition at Rock Garden here today.


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