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Forest dept objects to DC’s report
Chandigarh, April 7
The dispute over the 26-sq-km eco-fragile Sukhna wildlife sanctuary area has taken a new turn, as the UT forest and wildlife department has strongly objected to the Deputy Commissioner’s report and legal report submitted by the UT’s legal remembrancer in which it was stated that the area does not belong to Chandigarh.


Criminal WastageWith taps getting repeatedly stolen, drinking water goes waste at Colony Number 4 in Chandigarh.
Criminal WastageWith taps getting repeatedly stolen, drinking water goes waste at Colony Number 4 in Chandigarh. Meanwhile, many Tricity areas have started feeling the pinch of unscheduled power cuts and low water pressure. Tribune photo: MAnoj Mahajan

Big name marred by font problem
Chandigarh, April 7
Is it “Panjab University” or “Panjab Unibersity”! This question is troubling hundreds of PU students as the university has been found using two fonts while issuing the degrees and detailed mark sheet (DMS).

Major fire near ITBP junkyard
Chandigarh, April 7
Vehicles, tyres and charcoal worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a major fire near the junkyard of the ITBP station near Hallomajra late this evening. The fire department received the call at 9:04 pm. Till this report was filed, four fire tenders had been sent to the spot. ITBP jawans also assisted the fire officials to control the fire. Officials of the fire department said the reason of the fire had yet to be found.

Sibling murder case
Chargesheet filed against main accused

Chandigarh, April 7
Three and a half months after the sensational sibling murder case in Sector 41 here, the Chandigarh Police has filed a detailed chargesheet against the main accused and maternal uncle of the victims Rahul. The police filed the chargesheet under charges Section 302 in the District Court, Sector 17, here this week.


‘Sensationalism in media on the rise’
Chandigarh, April 7
Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express, delivers a talk on “Media a watchdog or blood hound” at the PGI Stiff competition for increasing television rating point (TRP) of channels or circulation of publications these days has ended up producing a product which is sensational for public but factually incorrect in terms of news. This was stated by Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express, while delivering a talk on ‘Media a watchdog or blood hound’ at the PGI in a Saturday talk forum of doctors.

Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express, delivers a talk on “Media a watchdog or blood hound” at the PGI on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pardeep Tewari

‘The Feather Weights’ celebrate silver jubilee
Chandigarh, April 7
The three-day function organised to mark the 25th anniversary celebrations of the IAF’s 126 Helicopter Flight (HF) concluded here today with the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Transport and Helicopters), Air Vice-Marshal VM Khanna releasing a silver jubilee coffee table book on the unit.

world health day
Migrant children shown documentaries on hygiene 

Chandigarh, April 7 The students of Centre for Social Works at Panjab University celebrated the World Health Day with the children of migrant labourers. They were shown documentaries on health and hygiene on the occasion. As a part of their week-long campaign, the students went to the south campus of the university in Sector 25 and showed documentary to the migrant workers highlighting the ways to remain healthy.


promotion of pu professor
Senate still undecided 

Chandigarh, April 7
Although the promotion case of Professor BB Goyal is yet get an approval from the Senate, the university acting on repeated requests made by the professor to clear his pending promotion case has constituted a time-bound committee to look into the issue. The case was also tabled before the recent Senate meeting, however no decision was taken.


Drunk driver, bus still missing
Dera Bassi, April 7
The police is still looking for the drunken bus driver of Haryana Roadways (HR 68-7261) who caused enough trouble to the passengers.

The site of grain market waiting for development at Saidpura village in Dera Bassi. Wheat purchase begins
Dera Bassi, April 7
Wheat arrival and purchasing has started in the grain markets of Dera Bassi, Lalru and Banur. However, some centres are still waiting for arrival of the wheat. Government procuring agencies such as Warehouse, FCI, Markfed, and Punjab Agro had started purchasing wheat in the grain markets.

The site of grain market waiting for development at Saidpura village in Dera Bassi. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


HC to MC: allot alternative sites
Chandigarh, April 7
Acting on a petition for removal of encroachments by Milkmen Colony residents on the land earmarked for a public park in Dhanas, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set a three-month deadline for allotment of alternative sites and cow dung pits.


Youth dies under mysterious circumstances
Chandigarh, April 7
Pawan, 23-year-old son of a UT police head constable, died under mysterious circumstances here today.

Violators challaned
Chandigarh, April 7
Eleven challans were issued under the Tobacco Act today. In a joint effort between the department of tobacco control in health department and the police conducted a special drive on World Health Day. The team visited Sector 17 Main Market and Sector 26 to check violations. Dr Deepak Bakshi, Nodal Officer of Tobacco Control Programme, and a team of police officers and officials nominated by DSP Satbir Singh carried out the inspection and issued the challans. In Sector 17 main market, two cigarette shops were having glow signboards, which were against the provisions of the Tobacco act. The glow signboards were confiscated by the police and challans were issued.

Man found dead
Zirakpur, April 7
An unidentified body of man was found at Swastik Vihar here this afternoon.

Man dies after being hit by truck
Chandigarh, April 7
A 30-year-old pedestrian was killed while two scooterists were injured after being hit by a truck near the Railway Light point last night.

Seven arrested for burglary, snatchings
Panchkula, April 7 The local police achieved a major success with the arrest of seven accused involved in various offences, including burglary and chain snatchings.


Super Fight League II brings in double funMona
Chandigarh, April 7
Bharat Khandre (India) defeats Soro Ismael (Ivory Coast) Saturday night got bigger for Chandigarh when modern Anarkali (read Malaika Arora Khan) came calling. Super Fight League (SFL) 2 had all the ingredients of success-popular singer RDB, super star Sanjay Dutt, fierce fighters and the most happening item girl of Bollywood, Malaika.

Bharat Khandre (India) defeats Soro Ismael (Ivory Coast)

PCA to open six cricket academies
Mohali, April 7
After receiving a bad response from the Junior Cricket Academy for boys (U-14) at Togan, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to open six non-residential cricket academies for boys (U-13 to15 years) in Chandigarh, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

Jaskaran Singh plays a shot during a semi-finalmatch held at AKSIPS in Mohali Karan books berth in final
Chandigarh, April 7
Tennis player Karan Bhalla defeated his top opponent, Ankush Nagpal, to reach the finals of boys (U-14) category during the ongoing AKSIPS total tennis championship held at Phase XI Mohali today.

Jaskaran Singh plays a shot during a semi-finalmatch held at AKSIPS in Mohali on Saturday. tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Livewire defeat Carrier India by five wickets
Chandigarh, April 7
The team of Livewire Coaching Centre today defeated Carrier India Limited by 5 wickets during the ongoing Shaheed-The Martyr Trophy.

New cricket academy
Chandigarh, April 7
Manjit Singh, a veteran cricket trainer and former cricket coach of Bangladesh Institute of Sports, will supervise an academy for players of the tricity, at St Stephen’s School Sector 45.



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