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Mega Projects
MHA stops land acquisition in city
Orders special audit of allotment of land to IT Park, status of mega projects
Chandigarh, April 7
In another setback to UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues, the land acquisition and the controversial mega projects of the Chandigarh Administration have come under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) scanner.


Chidambaram in city today

MHA directive on land acquisition hailed
Chandigarh, April 7
The directive of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the Chandigarh administration to put land acquisition on hold and conduct a special audit of the mega projects has been welcomed by a cross section of society.

Mehra’s powers still not restored
Chandigarh, April 7
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues seems to be in no mood to restore the powers of his adviser Pradip Mehra to write the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of his subordinates.

Ex-DGP's security officer shoots at gunman
Chandigarh, April 7
An allegedly drunk personal security officer (PSO) of AA Siddiqui, former DGP of the Punjab Police, tonight fired at another gunman, injuring him for not bringing his dinner.
The accused in police custody on Tuesday.
The accused in police custody on Tuesday. Tribune photo: 
Parvesh Chauhan




EARLIER STORIES

Pankaj Yadav is Panchkula DC
Panchkula, April 7
Following the order of the Election Commission (EC), Pankaj Yadav has been appointed the new Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula. Earlier, he was working as Director and Joint Secretary, Primary Education Department, Haryana.

NCB Driver’s Arrest
Court pulls up police
Chandigarh, April 7
Judicial Magistrate, first class, (JMIC) P.K. Lal today pulled up the UT Police for meting out inhumane treatment to Paramjit Singh, a burn victim and a constable in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chandigarh, who was arrested on Monday after recovery of 850 litres of petrol from his residence in February.
Paramjit Singh wrapped in a shawl to protect his burn injuries. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
Paramjit Singh wrapped in a shawl to protect his burn injuries.

Embanking Ghaggar
Punjab, Haryana at loggerheads
Chandigarh, April 7
Punjab and Haryana have locked horns over the issue of embanking the Ghaggar. While Punjab has completed embanking a large part of the inter-state river to stop it from causing floods, Haryana has refused to allow Punjab to carry out the work on the rest of the river.



COMMUNITY

Code violations
Poll panel not taken seriously
Chandigarh, April 7
It seems that no political party or individual is taking the notices served by the Election Commission seriously for violating various codes of conduct as the reply or comments asked by the commission is seldom sent on time.

150 outstation students fill forms for voting
Chandigarh, April 7
In a unique effort by four students of Panjab University, over 150 forms (Form 6 and 1D) of outstation students were filled in PU hostels to get their names in the voter’s list in one day’s time.

An official explains the operation of the Electronic Voting Machine at the training centre in Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh.
An official explains the operation of the Electronic Voting Machine at the training centre in Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Cong lodges 2 complaints
Chandigarh, April 7
The Congress has lodged two complaints with the Chief Electoral Officer of Chandigarh alleging violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

NK Sharma at the forefront
Zirakpur, April 7
If Jasjit Singh Bunny is the only heir of his father’s political legacy, he may be right to an extent. But there are many more who are cashing in on the political legacy of the former Cooperation Minister.

Health facilities vital in emergency cases: Experts
Chandigarh, April 7
To mark the World Health Day, the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), local branch, School of Public Health, PGIMER, organised a symposium on the theme “Save lives and make hospital safe in emergencies” here today.

PETA activists on Tuesday held a 'funeral procession' of chicken in front of KFC, Sector 8, Chandigarh.
PETA activists on Tuesday held a 'funeral procession' of chicken in front of KFC, Sector 8, Chandigarh. The activists claimed that such restaurants drug chicken for rapid growth. And in the process, many become crippled from the weight of their upper bodies and others cannot even walk because they have deformities in the legs. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Market loans fill 57 pc of states’ kitty
Chandigarh, April 7
Decline in collections under National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), market loans have emerged as the most important source of financing the Gross Fiscal Deficit (GFD) of state governments.

Servant commits suicide
Chandigarh, April 7
Apparently upset over his honesty being questioned by his longtime master, Surinder Bisht, a servant, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his employer’s residence in Sector 15 here today. The 37-year-old servant held no one responsible for his death.



EDUCATION

School celebrates 25th anniversary
Chandigarh, April 7
Students and staff of Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School went on a trip down the memory lane while celebrating the 25th anniversary of the school.

Theatre workshop ends
Mohali, April 7
A 21-day theatre workshop in collaboration with CEVA, a city-based NGO, concluded at British School, Mohali. The workshop imparted “valuable lessons in body movements, tableau, voice modulation and other theatre techniques.”

100 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, April 7
Late Phinoo Teresa Memorial Education and Charitable Trust, in collaboration with Govt Model Senior Secondary School Sector 32, organised a blood donation camp at school premises here today.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

SAD seeks votes in Kanwaljit’s name
Kharar, April 7
A few days after the disgruntled son of late Captain Kanwaljit Singh resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Akali workers today sought votes in his name here today.


To honour Jarnail Singh
Girls perform a classical dance during a function at Fatima Convent Secondary School in Patiala on Tuesday.
Girls perform a classical dance during a function at Fatima Convent Secondary School in Patiala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Termination of professors’ services
Engg college staff go on indefinite strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
A large number of teaching and non-teaching staff of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College today took out a protest march against the college for terminating the services of two professors unceremoniously.

International Punjabi theatre events conclude
Patiala, April 7
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, concluded its 96th International Punjabi Theatre Day celebrations, organised by Pran Sabharwal and Sunita Sabharwal, leaving and indelible impression on the minds of the public, here today.

Kanwaljit Singh Multani, player of under-17 cricket team, arrives in Ambala after taking part in Sri Lankan Cricket Tournament on Tuesday.
Kanwaljit Singh Multani, player of under-17 cricket team, arrives in Ambala after taking part in Sri Lankan Cricket Tournament on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

World Health Day
170 patients examined at eye camp
Patiala, April 7
A free eye testing camp was organised at Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre today in celebration of the World Health Day.

Children’s play costs rly dear
Trains cancelled; 2 kids booked
Ropar, April 7
Playful activities of two children from Khwaspura village cost dear to the Railways today. The play not only landed children in police custody, but made the Railways staff sweat under the sun for over five hours, besides cancellation of trains.

Ambala resident killed in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
A resident of Ambala was killed in an accident this evening when the car he was travelling in collided with a speeding bus near the Sirhind flyover. The victim was identified as Rajinder Singh, a resident of Gobind Nagar in Ambala.

Gian Sagar college celebrates Health Day
Patiala, April 7
A function was organised by the Department of Community Medicine of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital here today to mark World Health Day.

Lawyers of Ambala to protest tomorrow
Ambala, April 7
The Ambala Cantt Bar Association has expressed resentment over the decision of the High Court which directed to merge the Ambala Cantt courts with the Ambala city courts.

Cycling body secy booked
Patiala, April 7
A criminal case was registered against the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) secretary general JS Grewal here today. Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arpit Shukla confirmed the development and said the FIR had been registered at the Civil Lines police station on a complaint filed by Director (Sports), Punjab, Pargat Singh.



COURTS

Grant of senior scale to PEC prof
HC for expeditious disposal
Chandigarh, April 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court wants the authorities concerned to expeditiously decide assistant professor Bhupendra Singh’s plea for counting his previous service for granting him senior scale. He is currently employed with the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in its Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

2-year jail for beating up wife
Panchkula, April 7
A local court today sentenced Raipur Rani resident Satish and his brother to two-year imprisonment for beating up Satish’s wife due to which she suffered miscarriage.


CRIME

Thieves strike at furnisher’s shop
Chandigarh, April 7
Thieves decamped with cash and other articles after breaking into a furnisher’s shop in Sector 7 here last night.



SPORTS


Underdogs outplay top-seed players
Mohali, April 7
Unseeded players surprised top seed and second seed in the boys’ under-14 category during the ongoing AITA Talent Series Championship being organised by Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase 10, on the school premises.

Aaush plays a reverse shot during the AITA Talent Series Championship at Manav Mangal Smart School on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
 Aaush plays a reverse shot during the AITA Talent Series Championship at Manav Mangal Smart School on Tuesday.

Amateur Golf C’ship from April 16
Entries close on April 14
Chandigarh, April 7
The stage is set for the eighth Chandigarh Amateur Golf Championship to be played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here on April 16 and 17.

Cricket: Double delight for city lads
Chandigarh, April 7
Chandigarh Cricket Federation of India Under-17 cricket team had double delight during Sri Lanka cricket series held in Colombo from March 30 to April 5.

 



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