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A happier journey begins
Passengers board the Chandigarh-Amritsar train Chandigarh, April 19
The direct train that runs between the City Beautiful and Amritsar today chugged off from the Chandigarh railway station amid cheers.

Passengers board the Chandigarh-Amritsar train

Residents welcome new rail link
Chandigarh, April 19
Simranjeet Singh and his family members wait for the Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express at the railway station; and (below) Sandeep Kumar, along with his daughters, on board the train in Chandigarh on Friday The maiden run of the Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express on the newly laid Chandigarh-Ludhiana track saw a mixed response from passengers.
Simranjeet Singh and his family members wait for the Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express at the railway station. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan


Chandigarh-Amritsar train reaches Mohali amid cheer
Mohali, April 19
Sandeep Kumar, along with his daughters, on board the train in Chandigarh on Friday The maiden run of the Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express from Chandigarh to Ludhiana on the formally opened New Morinda-Sahnewal-Ludhiana section of the railway track was welcomed with cheer at the Mohali railway station this evening.

Sandeep Kumar, along with his daughters, on board the train in Chandigarh on Friday

BA, BSc second-year maths exam
Panjab varsity goofs, repeats last year’s question paper
Chandigarh, April 19
In a major goof-up by Panjab University (PU), the mathematics question paper for BA and BSc second-year students of all PU-affiliated colleges held on April 17 in various examination centres in Chandigarh and Punjab turned out to be exactly the same that was attempted by the mathematics students last year.

Sonepat murders: 3 city cops suspended
Chandigarh, April 19
Basant Singh, accused cop A day after a UT constable murdered his girlfriend's husband, who had got married five days ago, and her mother-in-law by firing indiscriminately at them in Sonepat, senior police officials today suspended three policemen for their negligence in issuing a self-loading rifle (SLR) to the accused constable, who was under suspension for remaining absent from duty. 
                           Basant Singh, accused cop



Challan against Doon MLA finds no mention of Jyoti's sister
Panchkula, April 19
In the challan filed against Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary in the Jyoti murder case, the deceased’s sister, Ishu, finds no mention. Ironically, one of the most crucial evidence in the case was Chaudhary’s photograph at Ishu’s wedding, which proved his connection with the deceased.

drunken driving
Traffic cops issue advance notice of drive
Chandigarh, April 19
A public notice issued by the UT traffic police informing about a special drive against drunken driving has put boozers on guard.

navratra fest at mansa devi temple
Rs 1.34 crore received as offerings
Devotees throng the Mansa Devi temple in PanchkulaPanchkula, April 19
The nine-day fest at Mansa Devi temple concluded today. Navratras this year saw less devotees and donation as compared to last year. However, the gold and silver items received were more this year.

Devotees throng the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula

Stray cattle to be shifted to Delhi
Chandigarh, April 19
The Municipal Corporation has finally decided to send stray cattle from the city to a Delhi-based Dabur Gaushala..

Sandeep Sahni is CCI president
Chandigarh, April 19
The annual general meeting of the Chamber Of Chandigarh Industries (CCI) was held today.

Bharatnatyam artistes leave audience spellbound
Chandigarh, April 19
Artistes stage a Bharatnatyam dance at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday The evening at the Punjab Kala Bhawan witnessed a fine Bharatnatyam performance by artists Shaswati Mandal Paul, Neha Bhatnagar and Sahana Balasubramanyam. In the first performance, Shaswati Mandal Paul, an artist with All India Radio and Doordarshan, recited aalap of puriya- dhanashree. She also presented tappa and concluded with bandish Chhando Chhanda.

Artistes stage a Bharatnatyam dance at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Five held for illegal sand mining
Zirakpur, April 19
The police has arrested five persons and impounded five sand-laden trucks for illegal sand mining. The police sources said that a case has been registered following the complaint of mining officer, Surinder Singh.

Electricity Dept pulled up for poor power-purchase management
Chandigarh, April 19

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has pulled up the UT Electricity Department for its “poor” power-purchase management that leads to crisis especially during summers.

Man accuses Akali youth leader of coercion
Mohali, April 19
A resident has complained to the SSP against an Akali youth leader who allegedly threatened him and told him to withdraw a complaint made against certain auto-rickshaw drivers who were misusing a local bus stop area at Phase III-A, here.

from schools
Havan ceremony
On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Hansraj, DAV School, Mohali, organised a Havan ceremony in the school auditorium. A special assembly was conducted in the morning in which students recited Ved Mantras and Bhajans. Students of junior classes were given worksheets.


law entrance
PU changes exam date
Chandigarh, April 19
The Panjab University (PU) authorities have changed the date of the Law entrance exam, which is clashing with the entrance test to be conducted by Delhi University (DU). The entrance test, which was earlier scheduled for June 9, has been re-scheduled for June 23.

Girl student honoured
Mohali: Ashima, a class X student of Gian Jyoti School, Phase II, Mohali, was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 200 for attaining fourth position in the Pre-Senior General Knowledge Supplementary Test Certificate conducted by the All-India Board of General Knowledge Test, a wing of the United Schools Organisation of India and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. She secured 90 per cent marks in the test. She was honoured with a participation certificate along with a special certificate. — TNS


suicide case
Police inaction alleged
Ropar, April 19
A family of Kotla Nihang village has levelled allegations of inaction and harassment by the local police in a case relating to the death of a 20-year-old youth here today.

Two arrested with 10 kg of poppy husk
Dera Bassi, April 19
The Lalru police has seized over 10 kg of poppy husk from two men at a check point near Tasimbli on Thursday night. The accused has been identified as Jaspal Singh and Vinder Singh, residents of Panjokhra Sahib.

Man dies in road mishap
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 19
A resident of Raipur village was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car near Madofal village on the Sirhind-Chandigarh highway. The victim has been identified as Satpal Singh here today.


A file photo of Anupama Anupama's parents move national consumer panel over compensation
Chandigarh, April 19
Aggrieved by the meager compensation granted by the UT State Commission, Anupama's parents have filed an Appeal before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), New Delhi.
                                                              A file photo of Anupama

case against jeweller
Lawyer moves NHRC against SDM
Chandigarh, April 19
A day after a jeweller was booked under the preventive measures and spent a night at the police station following a verbal spat with the staff member of the SDM, an advocate has moved a case to the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi against SDM East Tanvi Garg and her staff and the police officials for manipulating law.


Burglars strike at jeweller’s house in Sector 56
A policeman carries out investigation Chandigarh, April 19
It took a gang of five to six burglars just 10 minutes to carry out a broad-daylight theft at a house in Sector 56 here today. The thieves, according to the police, ransacked the house and loaded the stolen furniture and other items on to a mini-truck within a span of 10 minutes.

A policeman carries out investigation. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

24-yr-old woman booked for throwing acid on in-laws
Chandigarh, April 19
A domestic dispute went awry when a 24-year-old woman threw acid on her mother-in-law and sister-in-law following an argument at her Sector 25 residence this evening.

Drunken youth abuses, assaults minor girl on moving bus
Panchkula, April 19
A drunken youth allegedly tried to outrage the modesty of a 17-year-old girl after hitting her male friend in a moving bus here last evening.

Three thieves held with stolen items
Chandigarh, April 19
The UT police today arrested a thief who was returning after committing a theft at a house in Sector 15. The accused has been identified as Rajat Dahiya, a resident of Sector 22. The police conducted a search of the accused and recovered stolen items from his possession.

Two arrested for creating ruckus at naka
Chandigarh, April 19
In yet another case of assault on the police, two persons have been arrested for misbehaving with traffic police personnel and damaging windowpanes of a PCR vehicle at the Sector 16/17 light point yesterday night.


Raring to go
Yuvraj Singh of Pune Warriors arrives at a hotel in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday
Yuvraj Singh of Pune Warriors arrives at a hotel in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chess championship gets under way
Chandigarh, April 19
The Chandigarh Open Prize money Chess Championship started at St Xaviers' Sr Sec School-44, here today. A total of 78 players are participating in the event which is played under 8 rounds and top 15 players will be awarded.
Point positions: 2 points: Anil, Harinder, Vipan, Tarundeep, William, Tarini, Rishab, Sandeep, Arunima, Sunil, Amartya, Kashish, Tej. 1.5 points-Manmohan, Simranjeet, Parteek, Parveen, Jaskeerat, Hitesh, Sandeep. 1 point-Anubhav, Hardeep, Harman, Sahil, Shraddha, Aujasv, Ishaan, Kailash, Siddarth, Anhat, Aman, Arsh, Dinesh, Jashan, Jatindra, Karanbir, Manish, Maurya, Mitali, Rajender, Shishir, Yogik, Ketan, Surbhi, Yash, Parveen, Arshdeep, Gagandeep, Navneet, Shrey, Siddarth, Rahul, Satpreet, Gurpreet. 0.5 point-Ishaan. 0 point-Jaspreet, Lakshay, Karmannya, Livjeet, Nehal, Pankaj, Arun, Kabir, Navratan, Pragye, Sikandar, Anjel, Divyendu, Pratyaksh, Ridit, Saumya, Ashwani, Himesh. — TNS


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