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Population boom
At 32%, Mohali way ahead of state average 
Literacy rate 2nd highest in state after Hoshiarpur

Mohali, April 8
Punjab’s newest district is riding high on the economic boom that has boosted investments, job opportunities and incomes in Chandigarh’s periphery. 

City surpasses Chandigarh in gender ratio
Mohali, April 8
When it comes to gender ratio, Mohali, which is otherwise perceived as Chandigarh’s poor cousin, has sprung a surprise. It has overtaken both Chandigarh and Panchkula by recording the highest gender ratio of 912 females to 1,000 males.


Accident accused flees, cops remain mute spectators
Chandigarh, April 8
An accident accused managed to flee after knocking down a cyclist, killing him on the spot, right in the presence of the police, which remained a mute spectator to the incident here today.

CCTV cameras installed on a pole at the roundabout of Sectors 11 & 15, Panchkula, have gone missing CCTV cameras go missing
Panchkula, April 8
Four years after an NGO installed closed circuit TV cameras at five traffic intersections in the town with much fanfare, all the four CCTVs at the Sector 11/15 roundabout, one of the busiest, have been found stolen . It is however a different matter that none of the CCTVs, installed at a cost of Rs 1.5 lakh per four cameras at each intersection, functioned ever since they had been installed.

CCTV cameras installed on a pole at the roundabout of Sectors 11 & 15, Panchkula, have gone missing. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Lecture Shortage
68 students denied permission to take exam

Chandigarh, April 8
As many as 68 students pursuing graduate and postgraduate courses as part of the Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, found themselves left in the cold today after being denied permission to sit for their second paper of the final examination of their respective courses.


Residents gherao police post over inaction
Chandigarh, April 8
Lack of co-ordination between two police stations came to the fore today when family members of a missing youth learned that their kin had in fact died in an accident a week ago and his body had been lying in the hospital mortuary as “unclaimed”.

GMSH-16 OPD timings changed
Chandigarh, April 8
The UT health department has effected a change in the OPD timings of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector-16, and its allied dispensaries, including Ayush dispensaries, Community Health Centre, Mani Majra, Community Health Centre, Sector 22, and Polyclinic, Sector 45.

‘Coolex 2011’ kicks off
Chandigarh, April 8
Twenty four leading air conditioning and refrigeration companies are showcasing their latest products at “Coolex 2011”, an exposition organised by the CII. The four-day exposition was inaugurated by Chief Secretary, Punjab, SC Agrawal this afternoon.

Safai workers ‘manhandle’ health official
Chandigarh, April 8
A group of safai workers appointed by the municipal corporation’s medical health officers (MOH) department allegedly manhandled and used abusive language against health supervisor PK Pushkarana following an area inspection here today.

Workshop to review minimum wages
Chandigarh, April 8
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today convened a zonal workshop on fixation, review, revision and enforcement of minimum wages to workmen employed in the brick-kiln industry.

19 illegal structures razed
Chandigarh, April 8
At least 19 concrete structures were razed in a demolition drive carried out by the municipal corporation’s enforcement department at Mani Majra today.

Man dies at Fortis
Family to review report

Mohali, April 8
Tempers ran high at Fortis Hospital here today after the death of a Panchkula resident who had come to the hospital for angioplasty.

Anna Hazare’s crusade
Social bodies join in
Panchkula, April 8
Hundreds of people associated with various social organisations in the city have stepped out to support Anna Hazare for rooting out corruption from the country. Lawyers, including Panchkula Bar Association president Jagpal Singh, Satish Kadian, RS Sathi, BS Virk, Amit Singla and INLD leader advocate Vijay Bansal, held a demonstration at the district courts complex. 


Over 58,000 students to get uniforms
Ambala, April 8
A total of 58,567 students, which include 26,920 females studying in government schools in Ambala district, will be benefited with the state government’s recent decision to provide school uniforms costing around Rs 400 each.

Vijay, Nitika adjudged best students
Chandigarh, April 8
Students of the Aryans Group of Colleges perform at the annual cultural extravaganza ‘Roshaan’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh Around 450 youngsters today participated in an annual cultural extravaganza “Roshaan” organised by the Aryans Group of Colleges (AGC) at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.

Students of the Aryans Group of Colleges perform at the annual cultural extravaganza ‘Roshaan’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Seminar on education
Panchkula, April 8
A national seminar on “Education and empowerment” was conducted at the Swami Devi Dyal College of Education at Mauli in Barwala today. Eminent educationists, Dr Anil Gugnani (SIE, Chandigarh); Dr Dinesh Chahal, Dr Sushma Sharma (Kurukshetra University) and Dr YK Sharma (HP University) were among those who presented their papers on education and empowerment.


304 students walk proud with degrees
Dera Bassi, April 8
A total of 304 engineering students received degrees during the ninth annual convocation of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, here today. Chaudhry Swarna Ram, Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister presided over.

NRHM employees firm on demands
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 8
The pen down strike by employees of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) entered into the third day here today.

Five quintal spurious pickle seized
A health department official checks a jar of pickle at Fatehgarh Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib, April 8
The health department officials, on a tip-off provided by the police, seized five-quintal spurious pickle being sold by some roadside vendors on the GT Road at Sirhind here today.

A health department official checks a jar of pickle at Fatehgarh Sahib on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Mandi board to provide funds for development
Bassi Pathana, April 8
“The Punjab Mandi Board will provide funds for development works,” said Ravinder Singh Cheema, vice-chairman of the board.

Support pours in from all quarters
Patiala, April 8
Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, today said Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption was the manifestation of pent-up feelings of Indian people. Devinder said the failure on part of the successive governments to root out corruption had forced Anna Hazare to begin fast unto death. He added that Anna Hazare’s indefinite fast had the potential to transform the movement into a civil war. The PSEB Engineers’ Association, too, has come out in support of the social activist. President of the association HS Bedi and general secretary Bhupinder Singh appealed to leaders spearheading the movement that the fight should not end unless a proper and thorough framework was established for eradicating the menace.

Chandigarh resident stabbed near Ambala
Ambala, April 8
A resident of Chandigarh was stabbed to death at Mandour village near Ambala City today afternoon.

Residents for action against ‘pollution-causing’ mill
Ambala, April 8
Villagers living close to Banodi Sugar Mill near Naraingarh have demanded action against the mill for allegedly causing pollution through the water draining from the mill and smoke coming out of the chimneys.


Two held in blind murder case
Mohali, April 8
The police today crackdown a blind murder case after arresting two persons, in which a taxi driver Amarjit Singh was found murdered and the body was found near Siswan village on Wednesday.

Gang of robbers busted
Mohali, April 8
With the arrest of five persons, the police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers, who were planning to commit robbery in Mohali district on March 29.

Man booked for abducting minor
Chandigarh, April 8
The UT police has booked a Hallo Majra resident for allegedly abducting a minor girl.

2 minors held for theft
Chandigarh, April 8
Two minors were arrested with a stolen vehicle and a mobile phone at Mani Majra today. Both are 16 years of age and students of class X at a local school. The police said the two, riding a motorcycle, were stopped for routine verification at a checkpoint near the tube well in Sector 31. 

Man caught stealing
Panchkula, April 8
Thieves continue to target locked houses in the town. A similar incident occurred on Thursday night when a person, who was trying to break a safe in a house at Sector 7, was caught by some local residents.


Cricket: Shubham guides BTS academy to victory
Chandigarh, April 8
An all-round performance by Shubham Chand (52 runs, 3 wickets) helped BTS Cricket Academy defeat Shri Shri Cricket Academy by two wickets in the fifth match of third U-15 Dr DD Sharma All-India Cricket Tournament on the BTS ground in Sector 48 here today.

80 junior golfers to tee off today
Chandigarh, April 8
More than 80 junior golfers from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh will tee off at the SEPTA golf course in Chandi Mandir on April 9 for the first CGA Junior Golf Tournament for 2011.

New policies to promote sports soon
Chandigarh, April 8
The Chandigarh Administration would soon draft some new policies to promote sports in the city, said Pradip Mehra, Adviser to the Administrator, while exhorting budding sportspersons at a state-level annual prize distribution ceremony organised by the department of education, Chandigarh Administration, today.



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