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Skewed ratio at govt schools
Education dept needs lessons

Chandigarh, April 12
Busy in its overzealous efforts of getting private schools’ act right, the UT education department is yet to spare a thought for its own government schools, which continue to blunder with both a skewed teacher-taught and classroom-pupil ratio.

Airport’s new terminal building operational from tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 12
The Chandigarh airport’s new terminal building will be operational from Thursday. Not only this, the new integrated terminal building’s curved structure has already made the airport the first in the country to have such structure till now. The airport authorities are proud and excited over it.

Martyrs’ Pillar at Terraced Garden
Only dates, no inauguration
Martyrs’ pillar at Terraced Garden in Sector 33, construction of which was over two months ago, still waits for inauguratio. Chandigarh, April 12
Another deadline set for the inauguration of the martyrs’ pillar at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 has been missed by the Municipal Corporation (MC), as the authorities failed to complete the project in the stipulated time.

Martyrs’ pillar at Terraced Garden in Sector 33, construction of which was over two months ago, still waits for inauguration. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Speeding CTU bus kills cyclist
Chandigarh, April 12
A 40-year-old man was killed after a speeding CTU bus hit him near the Kisan Bhawan roundabout at Sector 35 here this morning. The bus, being driven rashly, crashed into the roundabout after hitting the cyclist.


April showers keep sizzle away
Chandigarh, April 12
This year April, when summer commences and the mercury begins its upward climb, has started off on a cooler note. Both day and night temperatures in the city have been well below normal due to western disturbances over northern Pakistan and neighbouring areas that caused brief showers on Tuesday morning.


A Nihang boy performs gatka during the nagar kirtan procession ahead of Baisakhi in Chandigarh on Tuesday
A Nihang boy performs gatka during the nagar kirtan procession ahead of Baisakhi in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Report sent to Legal Remembrancer
Chandigarh, April 12
Decks have been cleared for the initiation of action against estate office officials and police officials indicted in the PS Shergill report on the booth scam. While Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh has forwarded the report to UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas, the latter has sent it to the Legal Remembrancer for legal opinion.

Rs 96 lakh for renovation of Mountview
Chandigarh, April 12
The Board of Directors of CITCO on Thursday approved Rs 96 lakh for the renovation of suites and rooms at Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 here. At a meeting here under the chairmanship of Home-cum-Tourism Secretary Ram Niwas, the board also decided to frame a policy for empanelment of travel agents to promote the hotel business.

Purchasing machines out of budget draws flak
Chandigarh, April 12
The issue of the Municipal Corporation purchasing three road sweeping machines through a single tender in 2008 by paying an extra amount of Rs 32 lakh while ignoring the total sanctioned amount of Rs 5.1 crore for the purpose figured at the sanitation committee meeting held here.

Fuel price hike doesn’t 
bother her

A tourist enjoys cycling in a green belt in Chandigarh.
A tourist enjoys cycling in a green belt in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Exams, cricket make it hot for students
Mohali, April 12
With the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium hosting four matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here, college students, residing in the area near the stadium are a worried lot.

Mohali bus service remains a nonstarter
Mohali, April 12
The Punjab transport department has missed the of April 1 deadline for the launch of local bus services in the town. Last February state transport minister Mohan Lal had announced that a fleet of low-floor airconditioned buses would ply on the streets from this month.

Garbage management scheme gets go-ahead
Mohali, April 12
Four urban local bodies yesterday gave their go-ahead to the garbage management scheme of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) even as a site near Samgauli village is likely to be finalised for the setting up of a solid waste management facility.

‘Rights of patients’ stressed upon
Chandigarh, April 12
There is a dire need to address ‘rights of patients’, which have assumed significance after the Supreme Court judgement in the Aruna Shanbaug case. This was stated by Dr RK Mani from the Artemis Healthcare Institute at Gurgaon, recently. He was addressing a symposium on “Emerging Frontiers in Management of Critically Ill” at the CII auditorium here.

‘PNDT Act has helped improve sex ratio in Punjab’
Chandigarh, April 12 “Strict implementation of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act (PNDT Act) has helped improve the sex ratio in Punjab,” stated experts during a meeting held at School of Public Health, PGI, here.

Ramayana path sums up Navratra
Chandigarh, April 12
The nine-day Navratra celebrations concluded with “Shat Chandi Mahayagya” at Mata Shakumbhri Devi Mandir, Sector 43-A, here today.

Psyche of mother unravelled
Chandigarh, April 12
Amritsar-based theatre ensemble Rangtoli staged the one-act Hindi play “Chanda Mama Duur Ke” in collaboration with the Punjab Arts Council and the World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services at the Randhawa auditorium recently.

This knot is special indeed
Chandigarh, April 12
With Manoj and Meera of the Jai Durga Deaf and Handicap Children Welfare Foundation tying the nuptial knot, the NGO’s efforts bore fruit today. Both hearing and speech impaired, Manoj and Meera reached the doorsteps of the foundation at the age of 5 and after almost 15 years, the two today tied the knot.


A first, central eligibility test for teachers
Chandigarh, April 12
Following months of deliberation, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is finally ready to conduct the first central teacher eligibility test (CTET) on June 26.


Five booked in fraud case
Ambala, April 12
Five persons, including two jewellers of Sarafa Bazar, Ambala Cantt, have been booked in a fraud case. Sources said the manager of Andhra Bank complained to the police against three persons, including Madan Lal Verma, Geeta Verma and Deepak Verma, all residents of Ram Nagar area of Ambala Cantt, who had secured a loan of Rs 8 lakh. They took the loan in October 2009 against gold ornaments, which were later found impure.

Wheat procurement begins at Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, April 12
The government purchasing agencies started procuring wheat yesterday, 10 days later than the date fixed, in the grain markets of Dera Bassi and Lalru. Farmers of this area were waiting for the government agencies to purchase their crop.

Literacy camp for jail inmates
Ambala, April 12
A special legal literacy camp was organised at the Ambala Central Jail under the directions of the Haryana legal services authority. Several undertrials brought their problems to the notice of a senior advocate and former president of the bar association Om Parkash Malik.

2 thieves nabbed in Pinjore
Panchkula, April 12
The district police nabbed two thieves who were trying to escape in a car after stealing a laptop and silver jewellery from a house in Officers’ Colony at Pinjore late last night.

YPS come down heavy on Scindia school
Patiala, April 12
On the second day of the 10th Dhruv Pandove Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at Yadawindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, hosts Yadawindra Public School beat Scindia School, Gwalior, by 123 runs.

Hockey carnival begins today
Ropar, April 12
Silver Jubilee Dashmesh Hawks All-India Hockey Festival, Rupnagar, begins from tomorrow at Hawks Stadium, Bela road, Ropar.


Tarundeep wins Baisakhi junior golf
5 get green jackets for topping merit list
Winners and runners-up of the Baisakhi Junior Golf Tournament and merit list toppers of Golf Mission 2016 at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. Chandigarh, April 12
Tarundeep Chadha outplayed Dhruv Kumar in the playoff to clinch the A Category title in the Baisakhi Junior Golf Tournament played on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Winners and runners-up of the Baisakhi Junior Golf Tournament and merit list toppers of Golf Mission 2016 at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


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