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Leopard dead
The female leopard Chandigarh, April 28
A one-and-half-year-old critically injured female leopard, rescued from a snare near Kemera village at Nangal in Ropar last evening and brought to the Chatt Bir zoo, near here, succumbed to its injuries this evening.
The female leopard. A Tribune Photograph



The damaged water pipeline at Sector 49 in Chandigarh Water supply to houses erratic
Chandigarh, April 28
Tall claims of the municipal corporation (MC) in providing proper water supply to a majority of sectors during summer has been exposed as residents on upper floors have already started feeling the pinch of low water pressure. The MC’s complaint centre is packed with complaints of low water pressure from various parts of the city, but the authorities have failed to solve the issue. MC councillors have also been complaining about low water pressure in their respective areas.

The damaged water pipeline at Sector 49 in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Officials looking forward to Kajauli
Mohali, April 28
To meet the growing demand for water in the town, the authorities have been looking forward to start phases V and VI of the Kajauli waterworks.

PU question is wrong
Chandigarh, April 28
Continuing to err in question papers of ongoing undergraduate examinations conducted by the Panjab University (PU), the third-year BCA examination of discrete mathematics had a six-mark question that was wrong. Students planned to write to the PU, highlighting the error.


32nd convocation
PGI moots multi-organ transplant facility
Chandigarh, April 28
Professor YK Chawla, director, PGI, today said that the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) had plans to set up a facility of multi-organ transplants, including lungs, heart, pancreas and intestine, de-congestion of the emergency, setting up of various centres of excellence, state-of-the-art operation theatres, and exploring the pathogenesis of various diseases at molecular level in the next 10 years. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad was the chief guest on the occasion.

Promotion of 17 faculty members reviewed
Chandigarh, April 28
At a meeting, the governing body of the PGIMER, approved to review the promotion of 17 faculty members, here today. These faculty members were not promoted last year.

Doctors at PGI hold their degrees after the 32nd convocation in Chandigarh on Saturday 382 doctors get degrees
Chandigarh, April 28
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, awarded 382 degrees to students at PGIMER on the annual convocation here today.

Doctors at PGI hold their degrees after the 32nd convocation in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

GMSH-16’s new opd
Home Secretary inspects site of construction
Chandigarh, April 28
Anil Kumar, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, today inspected the construction work of new OPD at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH), here, today.

Nothing impossible for Chandigarh Police
Chandigarh, April 28
Despite the municipal corporation expressing its helplessness in converting the parking lots of Sector 17 into a ‘no-vehicle zone’, on Saturday the MC officials were taken aback when they saw the Chandigarh Police turning these into vehicle-free zones.

The sun shines through clouds before rains in Chandigarh on Saturday Mercury in tricity to dip further
Chandigarh, April 28
Intermittent rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed the tricity today leading to a decline in the day and night temperatures.

Hide and seek: The sun shines through clouds before rains in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rally by milkman welfare association
Panchkula, April 28
A protest rally was taken out by the Milkman Welfare Association of Panchkula in Sector 14 here today. The association members also passed a resolution not to pay monthly bribes to health department officials.

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Traffic awareness
A workshop was organised to aware the drivers of Chandigarh Police in Traffic Auditorium, Sector-29, Chandigarh. About 60 drivers participated in the workshop during which they were given theoretical and practical training on road safety. PK Srivastava, IGP Chandigarh, along with senior police officials and representative from CTU were present during the workshop. During this workshop, all the participants took the pledge “I Pledge to Drive Safe”.

Artistes perform ‘Dastaangoi’ during the fourth Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh ‘Dastaangoi’ sketches a perfect end to heritage festival
Chandigarh, April 28
Though fourth Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival brought diverse forms of performance and visual arts to the city beautiful, the concluding performance of ‘Dastaangoi’ was indeed a class apart.

Artistes perform ‘Dastaangoi’ during the fourth Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. A tribune photograph

BSNL slaps notice on Punjab export body
Mohali, April 28
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has slapped a notice of over Rs 50 lakh on the Punjab State Industrial and Export Corporation (PSIEC) for damaging expensive underground telephone cables in Industrial Area, Phases VII and VIII, here. Due to mindless digging by the corporation while laying road berms, hundreds of telephones have gone dead.
Parking at will
Tractor-trailers parked along the Zirakpur-Shimla highway at Baltana
Tractor-trailers parked along the Zirakpur-Shimla highway at Baltana. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Stray dog population on the rise in Mohali
Mohali, April 28
With the population of stray dogs on the rise here, the pace of the sterilisation scheme of the municipal council has been tardy with hardly 108 animals covered in one year.

Fire averted
Mohali, April 28
Timely action by a policeman averted a fire in UCO Bank located at the Phase-I market complex here today.


NCERT changes approach
Chandigarh, April 28
City educationists gave a nod to National Council of Educational Research and Training’s (NCERT) idea of revamping science education by including interactive textbooks.

Students show the substandard food served at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur boys’ hostel in Sector 25 of Chandigarh on Saturday PU hostel boys refuse poor-quality food
Chandigarh, April 28
Students of Panjab University along with members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) staged a protest at boys’ hostel No VIII against the quality of food served there.

Students show the substandard food served at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur boys’ hostel in Sector 25 of Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Rainwater harvest project launched
Chandigarh, April 28
Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, inaugurated a rainwater harvesting structure in Government Middle School, Sector 46D, today.

Pec open house
Sleek, faster engine makers win tech fest
Chandigarh, April 28
The project ‘Pulse Detonation Engine’ made by the students of aeronautical department of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) was declared the best project during the Open House event held at the college.


Newlywed woman commits suicide
Kharar, April 28
A 27-year-old newlywed woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her in-laws’ residence in Daddanpur here today.

Three get life term in murder case
Ambala, April 28
The District Courts today awarded a life imprisonment to three brothers in a murder case.


Framing of charges in case of cash at Judge’s door
Arguments in
cbi court on June 1
Chandigarh, April 28
A Special CBI Court on Saturday adjourned the hearing for arguments on framing of charges against former Punjab and Haryana high court judge Nirmal Yadav and other accused to June 1 and 2.

HC dismisses plea of deputationists
Chandigarh, April 28
Thirtyfour years after Punjab government employees on deputation to the Chandigarh Administration stayed away from a general strike, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed their 22-year-old petition, seeking reward.

Chittosho Motors fined Rs 50,000
Mohali, April 28
The Mohali District Consumer Forum directed Chittosho Motors, a local Maruti car dealer, to pay Rs 50,000 as fine for selling a damaged car to a customer.


Gold jewellery, cash stolen
Chandigarh, April 28
A theft incident was reported at a house in Sector 20 C. House owner Mahesh Jha reported that three gold chains, two pairs of gold earrings, one gold ring, one gold tikka, three pairs of silver pajeb, six silver coins, 42-gm gold set and Rs. 13,000 cash were stolen from his house between April 16 to 27. A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.

Two held with 200 injections
Chandigarh, April 28
The Chandigarh police today arrested two persons and recovered 200 intravenous injections from their possession. The PCR staff near Sectors 32-33-45 and 46 roundabout nabbed the duo.


Players mull their moves during the Chandigarh Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Sector 44 of Chandigarh on SaturdayHimal, Pardeep lead by half point
Chandigarh, April 28
Himal Gusain and Pardeep Singh Negi scored 4½ points each at the end of the fifth round during the ongoing 23rd Chandigarh Chess Championship being held at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Players mull their moves during the Chandigarh Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Sector 44 of Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Cricket Tournament
Day 2: Local team score 144 runs
Chandigarh, April 28
The local cricket team scored a total of 144 runs after losing three wickets against Ropar on the second day of the ongoing ML Markan Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) being held here today.

Pushpendra shines in golf
Chandigarh, April 28
The Soma 6th North Zone Civil Services Golf Tournament was held today at the Chandigarh Golf Club. A total of 72 officers, including 15 retired officers of five different states, teed off in the competition. Pushpendra Rathore from the BSF hit a longest shot on the 16th fairway (272 yards) while Dr BS Gill pinned on the eighth hole.

Boxing association releases annual calendar
Chandigarh, April 28
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) today released its annual calendar. A total of eight tournaments will be organised this year. The following tournaments will be held this year.


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