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CHB notifies 40 need-based changes
Chandigarh, March 27
In what could bring cheer to nearly 40,000 flat owners and another 20,000 independent dwelling units in the city, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has, five years after it was first mooted, finally notified 40 ‘need-based’ changes. Besides all Chandigarh Housing Board dwelling units, independent dwelling units in Sectors 38 (West), 40, 41,43, 44, 46, 47, Modern Housing Complex (Phase-III) besides duplex dwelling units in Sector 29, 40, 41 and 47.

Student’s Molestation
Director higher education flip-flops
Suspends teacher, lets him off in evening
Chandigarh, March 27
High drama was witnessed during the convocation at Government College, Sector 46, today, when one of the lecturers of the music department was accused of molesting a girl. The entire incident lasted for seven hours. The day witnessed a flip-flop by UT’s Director Higher Education Ajoy Sharma first suspending the lecturer in the morning, then letting him off with a slap on the wrist in the evening. Besides this, he barred him from conducting practical examinations in his subject. Ironically, the practical examinations have already ended.


Spectators enjoy every moment of the IPL cricket match at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewarisa
Spectators enjoy every moment of the IPL cricket match at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewarisa

Teacher exposed of baring
Chandigarh, March 27
An “objectionable” movie clip of a teacher in the nude, shot at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) canteen in the Panjab University a week ago, has ignited a fresh row on the campus.

7 arrested for cheating finance co
Chandigarh, March 27
A Sector 8-based finance company has been taken for a ride by its own employees who allegedly used to forge documents and allure people by promising to give them Rs 10,000 for impersonating as government employees for raising loans worth lakhs of rupees.


Abducted son of industrialist recovered
Panchkula, March 27
In a swift action, the police recovered a son of a businessman within two hours of kidnapping. Some unidentified persons had kidnapped the youth from near his house here this evening.
A boy rests under a tree on a warm Saturday afternoon in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan
A boy rests under a tree on a warm Saturday afternoon in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Illegal Kundi Connections
Dhakka Colony residents attack power staff
Panchkula, March 27
Even as the controversy over hostage drama at Saketri village is yet to die down, residents of Ambedkar Colony (Dhakka Colony) allegedly tried to manhandle employees of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and threw stones on some official vehicles as the latter disconnected illegal kundi connections today.

Alpine School beating case
Girl’s father seeks probe
Panchkula, March 27
Chhatar Singh Kanwar, father of Kalyani, who was beaten up by Thai girls in her hostel room of Alpine Residential School in Bhawana, today urged the deputy commissioner to get a thorough probe conducted into the beating of girls by fellow students on the school premises on March 20.

Rs 12.5-cr aid sought for development
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 27
Chander Shekhar, Additional Director-General (traffic police), today stated that a proposal of Rs 12.5 crore had been sent to the Punjab government for upgrading the infrastructure in order to curb road accidents.

Cement Racket
No foul play in JE’s death, says police
Mohali, March 27
The Nayagoan police has ruled out any foul play in the death of Chandigarh MC junior engineer Kali Ram. The deceased, who was yesterday found dead in a hotel room in Nayagoan, had died of brain haemorrhage.

Minimum temperature rises in city
Chandigarh, March 27
Residents of the city and neighbouring areas got some respite from the rising mercury, as it registered a marginal fall today. While the minimum temperature was recorded at 19.6 °C, five degrees above normal for this time of the season and slightly above yesterday’s 19.2 °C, the maximum temperature was 0.5 degrees lower at 35.5 °C.

Zirakpur residents rue inflated power bills
Zirakpur, March 27
As if the ever-increasing power cuts were not enough, Zirakpur residents are getting inflated power bills. Residents complain that the bills were not according to the meter reading and the Punjab State Electricity Board was giving them bills based on the average reading.

Tribune correspondent bereaved
Ambala, March 27
FC Bhatnagar, father of The Tribune correspondent Suman Bhatnagar, died here tonight. He was 95.

Nair to meet entrepreneurs
Chandigarh, March 27
The Centre for Rural Research and Industrial Development is organising a day-long interactive session to be chaired by TKA Nair, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, who is the chairman of the task force appointed by the Prime Minister on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), to discuss the recommendations made by the task force and suggest ways and means for its implementation.


Colourful events mark annual fest
Chandigarh, March 27
Colourful events, fashion shows and lip-smacking food marked the annual festival and farewell party in Panjab University here today. Students, along with the university’s hostel workers and wardens, made arrangements for the day.
Students of DAV College, Sector 10, in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees during the annual convocation held on the college campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Students of DAV College, Sector 10, in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees during the annual convocation held on the college campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Surgeon to get UK varsity fellowship
Chandigarh, March 27
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK, conferred the prestigious Fellowship of Royal College Surgeons (FRCS) on Prof Raj Bahadur, director-principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, for his outstanding contribution in field of orthopaedics.

Book released
Chandigarh, March 27
“Legal balm”, a book authored by advocate-turned-author Ravi Sodhi, was released during a conference at Panjab University this morning. The book is aimed at demystifying the law for the common man and reviving the national spirit by brining about answerability.


Man killed, 7 hurt in assault over land
Kharar, March 27
The five victims undergo treatment at the Civil Hospital A 60-year-old resident of Majatri was killed in a land dispute here today. The dispute over five-foot passageway left one dead and seven injured

The five victims undergo treatment at the Civil Hospital

Job Fair
42 students hired
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 27
Around 42 students were selected in a mega job fair organised by Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes.
Seven multinational companies selected the candidates during the fair.
Firefighters douse a blaze that broke out at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Firefighters douse a blaze that broke out at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. The cause of the fire is not known. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Experts dwell on blood components
Patiala, March 27
The department of transfusion medicine, Government Medical College, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, in collaboration with the Punjab State AIDS Control Society and Punjab State Blood Transfusion Council, Chandigarh, organised a continuing medical education-cum-workshop on “Blood Components for the Clinicians” on the college campus today. More than 200 doctors attended the workshop.

Man booked for abduction, girl for suicide bid
Ambala, March 27
A young boy and a girl of Ambala sadar area had to pay a high price of their love as the boy was put behind the bars and the girl, who tried to commit suicide by jumping from the first floor of the police station, was admitted to a hospital.

Flyover construction leads to one-way traffic
Ropar, March 27
Traffic from the Nangal Chowk to railway crossing near the railway station is being diverted to one way.
This was stated by SDM Ropar Anindita Mitra here recently. She added that this was being done in view of the ongoing work of railway over bridge at the Nangal Chowk.

Chhat Bir Zoo: Breeding Season
Vehicles to keep off avian enclosures
Chhat (Banur), March 27
In view of the breeding season of painted storks and pheasants at the Chhat Bir Zoo, a ban has been imposed on vehicular movement around the enclosures of these two species of birds.

25 cases settled at lok adalat
Dera Bassi, March 27
At least 25 cases were settled amicably out of the 98 cases taken up during a quarterly lok adalat here today.
The cases were taken up in the courts of Additional Civil Judge Senior Division Kiran Bala and Civil Judge Junior Division Rajpal.


Cement Racket
Bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, March 27
A local court today rejected a bail application of Harshvardhan, Raj Kumar Dhiman, Jawahar Jindal and Harvinder Singh, allegedly involved in the cement racket.
The police had caught truck driver Harvinder Singh and Jawahar Jindal, father of the government contractor, Harshwardhan Jindal, along with a truck loaded with 200 cement bags that were being transported to a factory in Panchkula on March 21.


Police remand for another BKI terror suspect
Zirakpur, March 27
The police today brought another alleged Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balbir Singh Bhootna on production warrant from Nabha jail for interrogation related to recently arrested BKI terrorists in Zirakpur on March 18.

Jumping of Parole
Babbar Khalsa activist booked
Ambala, March 27
Viryam Singh, who was arrested by the Rajpura police on Thursday along with four activists of the Babbar Khalsa, has been booked by the Baldev Nagar police station following a complaint by Ambala jail authorities for jumping parole in another case.


Schoolchildren have T20 blast
Mohali, March 27
School holidays and the weekend marked the boisterous celebrations during the match between the Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the PCA Stadium here today.

ITF Men’s Circuit
Karan scripts victory in singles’ category
Chandigarh, March 27
Putting up a spectacular fighting spirit, Karan Rastogi emerged champion in the singles category of $10,000 India 2 Futures ITF Men’s Circuit at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association stadium here today.

Munir claims top spot in hammer throw
Patiala, March 27
Punjabi University B Division Athletics Championship of BEd colleges organised by the university’s department of sports, concluded here today.
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, director, sports department, gave away prizes to winners.

Harpreet snatches win for Punjab
Chandigarh, March 27
Harpreet Gill steered his team AG, Punjab, to victory 1-0 against AG, Andhra Pradesh, in a keenly contested match in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department’s Hockey Tournament at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here today. The match was played on a league-cum knockout basis.


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