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NIPER students go on rampage
Mohali, May 25
A policeman inspects the car that was set afire by protesting students The two-month-long deadlock between the students and the management of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) took an ugly turn in the wee hours.
A policeman inspects the car that was set afire by protesting students


Heat wave fails to move Education Department
Chandigarh, May 25
Children doze off due to heat in a classroom at Government Primary School, Hallo Majra With students fainting in morning assemblies and the overall attendance dropping, schools in the city, particularly the government ones, are in no mood to advance the summer vacations. The students of government schools in the city are the worst affected as they are made to sit in their classrooms till 2 pm in sweltering conditions.

Children doze off due to heat in a classroom at Government Primary School, Hallo Majra. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

42.5° C in city, 43.3° C at airport
Chandigarh, May 25
The green cover in the city shields residents from the heat, for there is a variation of 1 to 2 degrees in the temperature recorded in the city and at the airport. Met department reports reveal that the maximum temperature recorded in the city today was 42.5 degree Celsius, while the temperature recorded at the airport was 43.3 degree Celsius. Met department director Surinder Pal said the variation in the temperature was due to exposure, location, distance, topography and vegetation in the surrounding areas. 

No power cuts for the city’s powerful
Chandigarh, May 25
Democracy is a great leveller, but not when it comes to power supply. When parts of the city are reeling under unscheduled power cuts in sweltering conditions, the areas inhabited by VIPs are insulated to outages. And that too when the electricity department is short of power.



Former BJP MP Satya Pal Jain (right) at a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday CBI must question Bansal: Jain
Chandigarh, May 25
Providing no relief to former Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, whose nephew is behind bars in connection with the Railgate, BJP today once again targeted the local MP for favouring contractors by reducing the licence fee on catering contracts, resulting in a huge financial loss to the Railways.
Former BJP MP Satya Pal Jain (right) at a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

ruckus in mc house
Parties use pressure tactics to clear leaders’ names
Chandigarh, May 25
A day after ruckus in the House meeting of the Municipal Corporation, political parties have started using pressure tactics to convince the complainants to withdraw their complaints lodged with the police.

P’kula MC elections
Candidates make tall promises
Panchkula, May 25
Ward 9 comprises the most elite area, including Sector 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 18. This ward has over 11,000 voters and as many as four candidates to contest the Municipal Corporation elections.

Panchkula DC checks election arrangements
Panchkula, May 25
The Panchkula Deputy Commissioner, Ashima Brar, reviewed the arrangements of the Municipal Corporation elections with the Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officers , Supervisory officials and Duty Magistrates.

GMADA to begin construction of Purab Apartments after issuing letters of intent to affected farmers
Mohali, May 25
The construction work of Purab Apartments, a major housing project of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority in Sector 88, will commence after the issuing of letters of intent (LoIs) to the farmers whose land had been acquired for the project.


Amandeep’s phone found from his room
Chandigarh, May 25
The Chandigarh Police today recovered a mobile phone from the room of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) student in Boys’ Hostel No. 2 at Panjab University, where he had died under mysterious circumstances on May 23.

Boys’ Hostel Number 2 to hold ‘shanti paath’
Chandigarh, May 25
Boys’ Hostel No. 2 of Panjab University that has witnessed three deaths in less than a year has decided to hold a ‘shanti paath’.

SFI members submit memo to PU authorities
Chandigarh, May 25
SFI and INSO members show the memorandum regarding the safety of students on the campus during a press conference at the Student Centre, Panjab University, on Saturday Members of the Student Federation of India (SFI) today submitted a memorandum to the Panjab University authorities, demanding that fire-safety equipment should be installed on the campus at the earliest.

SFI and INSO members show the memorandum regarding the safety of students on the campus during a press conference at the Student Centre, Panjab University, on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan

Department approves revised limits of neighbourhood policy
Chandigarh, May 25
In compliance with the observations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Education Department approved the revised limits of the neighbourhood policy for filling 25 per cent seats in private unaided schools by students belonging to the economically weaker section and disadvantaged group, as referred in the clause (c) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 12 of the RTE Act, 2009.

Dance is in the air this summer
Chandigarh, May 25
A familiar Bollywood tune hangs in the air, tempting you to follow the notes. Involuntarily, you find yourself humming the number. Your spirits are lifting and your body is feeling lighter and more energised. Bang, you are right in front of a room and as you slowly push the door ajar, you find people in the age group of 4-45 suspended in a moment of heightened action. Legs are stretched, arms are gracefully poised on their person and faces are beaming with joy and anticipation. You can feel the adrenalin high and the energy is definitely infectious.

Founder’s day
Chandigarh, May 25
Post-Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, and the Alumni Association of the college are going to celebrate the founder’s day of the college on Sunday evening.

From schools
Blood donation camp
Chandigarh: The interact club of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, organised a blood donation camp on the parent-teacher meeting day today. The Transfusion Medicine Department of the PGI collaborated with the club by deputing a state-of-the-art blood mobile van for the collection of blood. Enthusiastic parents and staff members of the school donated blood on the occasion.


Asha workers threaten to intensify stir if their demands are not met
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 25
Asha Workers' Union, Punjab threatened to intensify their stir if the Punjab Government failed to fulfil their long pending demands. Addressing the meeting, President of the union Kirandeep Kaur Panjola said that the state government was ignoring the Asha workers in the state.

Campaigning for Ambala MC elections in full swing
Ambala, May 25
The election campaign has picked up in all the 20 wards of Ambala City and Cantonment since hardly one week is left for Ambala Municipal Corporation elections.

Patiala police solves murder mystery
Patiala, May 25
Patiala police has cracked a blind murder case within four days of the crime. The Patiala SSP, HS Mann, said that a three-wheeler driver Kirpal Singh was murdered on May 21 by assassins hired by his wife.

Campaign on crop diversification launched
Mohali, May 25
The Agriculture Department has launched a special crop diversification campaign in Mohali district to bring at least 8,500 hectares under the cultivation of hybrid varieties of maize and pulses with the dual purpose of promoting agri-diversification and ensuring more remunerative returns for farmers.


One of the accused, Hemant Anand, in the police custody at the Phase I police station in Mohali on Saturday 3 held for possessing drugs in Mohali
Mohali, May 25
The Mohali police today arrested three persons on the charges of possessing banned drugs during a special drive in the town.

One of the accused, Hemant Anand, in the police custody at the Phase I police station in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Youth held for molesting minor
Panchkula, May 25
An eight-year-old girl was molested by a youth in Kalka. The accused, identified as Vijay, has been arrested by the police.

dowry case
Woman accuses police of inaction
Chandigarh, May 25
The daughter-in-law of a retired Punjab and Haryana High Court judge, during a press conference today, accused the police of inaction in a case of dowry against her husband who was booked on May 22.


Cricket: Minerva team beat LIC Club
Chandigarh, May 25
After delivering their best in the IPL (Indian Premier League), the local players are now providing their talent to the local clubs in the ongoing UT T20 cricket tournament. A match between Minerva Academy and LIC club witnessed the arrival of these players back to roots.

CLTA girl wins national c’ship
Chandigarh, May 25
Prinkle Singh from Jammu and Kashmir, a trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) won the Girls (U 12) Singles Nationals Title by defeating top seed Dedeepya Sai Y of Andhra Pradesh during 7th Ramesh Desai Memorial All India Ranking National Championship in Mumbai.—TNS


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