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CBI forcing me to name seniors: Gupta
Chandigarh, May 15
The suspended Jalandhar District and Sessions Judge, R.M. Gupta, today filed an application in the lower court to seek the curtailing of his police remand. He also alleged that the CBI had been forcing him to name senior judicial officers as party to the issue.

City hospitals put on alert
Chandigarh May, 15
Following a red alert by UT Administration, the city hospitals, including the PGI, today kept all standby arrangements ready for receiving patients of the train mishap at Ladowal near Ludhiana.

Xen’s murder: police told to file challan
Chandigarh, May 15
In less than three months after an Executive Engineer with the Chandigarh Administration was murdered in SAS Nagar, Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the police to submit the challan before the expiry of the 90-day period.



Talks fail, sweepers to continue stir
Chandigarh, May 15
The standoff over the issue of privatisation of sanitation work continued today with the agitating Sweepers Union declined to end its 24-day-long relay fast after an all-party nine-member committee of councillors refused to give a written assurance to do away with the contract system.

Evening OPD to bid adieu next month
Chandigarh, May 15
Failing to keep the show running, the evening OPD facility started at the PGI with much fanfare five months ago, will be discontinued from next month as per the latest directions of the Union Health Ministry.

Petrol, diesel prices slashed
Chandigarh, May 15
The oil companies today announced a cut of about Rs 1 per litre in the prices of petrol and diesel, to be effective from midnight tonight. Interestingly, the petrol pumps in city, Panchkula, SAS Nagar and surrounding towns had few customers during the day since the customers were expecting cut in prices.

GSI surrenders land, loses Rs 23.7 lakh
Chandigarh, May 15
Inadequate assessment of priorities by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) while purchasing land for a residential complex has resulted in the GSI’s regional office here incurring a loss of about Rs 24 lakh on account of ground rent, extension fees and penalties on land which was finally surrendered.

Delay in IT park deliberate?
Chandigarh, May 15
Despite having a full-fledged information technology (IT ) policy and separate MoUs with top IT companies like Infosys and Microsoft, the Chandigarh Administration is struggling to get the much-awaited IT park started off.

Man dies at hospital, family alleges negligence
Chandigarh, May 15
A resident of Panchkula died at Mukat Hospital in Sector 34, following a heart ailment here late tonight, leading to acrimonious scenes as his family alleged negligence.


Follow new audit standards, CAs told
Chandigarh, May 15
The recent amendments to the Companies Act, have brought the standards of auditing closure to the international standards. It has, however, made it mandatory for chartered accountants (CAs) to make comments in the audit report in clear terms whether the clients’ report complied with certain standards, Mr Amarjit Chopra, member of the Central Council of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), said here today.

Threefold rise in British Library membership

Chandigarh, May 15
In three years of its inception, The British Library in Sector 8 has made a world of difference to book lovers in the city. The library is now all set to enter its fourth year as it gets ready to celebrate its third anniversary that falls tomorrow. The anniversary celebrations will take off in the presence of the All-India Head of British Libraries, Mr P. Jayarajan, who will launch two new sections, Indian writing in English and Classic English movies on DVDs.

A team of The British Library, along with Manager Sushant Banerjee, prepares to celebrate the third anniversary of the library.
A team of The British Library, along with Manager Sushant Banerjee, prepares to celebrate the third anniversary of the library. — A Tribune photo

Hannah’s murder: BBC scribes visit SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, May 15
A team of journalists from the BBC visited the town today in connection with the murder of Hannah Foster, a 17-year-old student, who was killed in the UK allegedly by Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, whose parents live in Phase X here.

Electrocution: BJP to file for compensation
Chandigarh, May 15
The Legal Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party will file a case for a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of Mohinder Singh and his daughter, who were electrocuted yesterday in Badheri village. This was announced here today by the national chairman of the Legal Cell of the BJP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, after visiting the family.

Governor’s message on Buddha Purnima
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, today called upon residents to imbibe and preach the eternal message of peace, non-violence and salvation of Lord Buddha to every nook and corner of the country.

ULTA PULTA: Jaspal Bhatti’s Friday humour
The “CAS” scare


CD player, Rs 1,000 stolen
Chandigarh, May 15
Thieves broke into a house in CBI Colony, Sector 29, here this afternoon and decamped with a CD player and Rs 1,000. As per information available, the occupants of the house Mr Sewa Ram and his wife had gone out and when they returned home at around 1pm, they noticed the theft. The thieves had made an attempt to break a locker also. A case has been registered.


Sports goods from China are hot favourites
Chandigarh, May 15
It is confirmed. About 90 per cent of the sports equipment picked up by youngsters from stores all over the city is from China. There is nothing official about it, but shopkeepers reveal nine out of 10 sportsmen in Chandigarh prefer goods imported from China than manufactured at Jalandhar.

Indian cricket bats are, perhaps, the only sports equipment that the Chinese have not been able to push out of the market. — A Tribune photograph
Indian cricket bats are, perhaps, the only sports equipment that the Chinese have not been able to push out of the market.

Honda unveils genset
Chandigarh, May 15
Honda Siel Power Products Ltd (HSPP) has unveiled Honda Gen-X, the world’s quietest genset, in India. Honda Gen-X is an aesthetically designed genset, with 1-1.5 KVA capacity, comes with Honda’s 4-stroke technology which ensures fuel efficiency. The company has already launched Honda Gen-X in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kolkata. Encouraged with this success, the company plans to launch this product all across India.


Trophies for Shivalik, YPS students
SAS Nagar, May 15
Shivalik Public School here won the overall trophy in the inter-school painting/poster making competition, while Yadavindra Public School won the overall trophy in the essay writing competition organised by the Generation Saviour Association.

Students make traffic video
Panchkula, May 15
To motivate students for opting media as a career, students of Satluj Public School in Sector 4, made a video film on the movement of traffic in Chandigarh’s Sector 17 today.

College insures students, staff
Chandigarh, May 15
In an interesting development, Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College here has insured all its students against accident or anyother emergency till the time they are on the campus.

IT Club starts on PEC campus
Chandigarh, May 15
The Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) run by the Chandigarh Administration’s Department of Information Technology today announced the launch of the IT Club for IT professionals of the city with its headquarters at the SPIC-Microsoft Centre of Excellence on the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) campus.

School World: Helpline
arents often worry about spoiling their children. A critical question is whether parenting style can determine child outcomes and whether parents can foster mature, well adjusted behaviour in their children.

The Tiger of Mysore and his rocket barrages
hile American rockets and missiles rained over Iraq few remembered that the original use of rocket barrages was learnt by the English-speaking world from Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Hyder Ali had deployed military rockets against the Marathas in the 1780s.


Bawa granted bail
Panchkula, May 15
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr L.N. Jain yesterday granted bail to Himachal Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) leader Amarjit Singh Bawa, an accused in a case of wrongful restraining, criminal intimidation and assault.

Photolab proprietors get bail
Chandigarh, May 15
While granting bail to proprietors of Shri Gurdev Photo Colour, Sector 17, and Ms Neera Loomba, in a case of criminal breach of trust filed against them by Nisheeth Bhatt, a local court has directed them not to leave the country without permission. The accused were granted bail by the court after they furnished bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each with one local surety.


Kushana sculptures arrive in Govt Museum

Chandigarh, May 15
The Government Museum in Sector 10 has adorned itself with two fresh arrivals of the second century Kushana period. Belonging to the 117-piece collection exhumed from Sanghol archaeological site in Ludhiana by the Directorate of Punjab Archaeology in 1985, the two beautifully carved stone slabs in the form of pillars are reminiscent of the glorious post-Harappan past. They have surely enhanced the museum’s collection.

A section of the Chamba rumals which are being exhibited at Punjab Kala Bhavan Art Gallery in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
A section of the Chamba rumals which are being exhibited at Punjab Kala Bhavan Art Gallery in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Kangra paintings on display
Chandigarh, May 15
An exhibition on Kangra paintings with all its characteristic delicacy and brilliant colours at Punjab Kala Bhavan made the event more significant as first time six girls from this town state came out of their shell to exhibit their talent.

It’s between Big B and ‘Chota Jadugar’
hile the stalemate between film producers and distributors continues Dinesh Gandhi’s ‘Armaan’ will hit the screen today with the permission of the producers’ associations. Tips had earlier released its college campus romance ‘Ishq Vishk’ on May 9, despite the ban. Aarti Enterprises’ ‘Armaan’ has already caught the eye with its promos and star cast.


Docs, academics deliberate on suicide issue
Chandigarh, May 15
Ignoring regional disparities in the suicide rate, there is not denying the fact that suicides have seen an upward trend in the country over the past 50 years, said Dr N.N. Wig, Professor Emeritus at the PGIMER, while addressing a panel discussion on “Suicides today: psycho-social dimensions” at the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, here today.


Mohali-XI win, reach last four

Chandigarh, May 15
Mohali made its way to the last four of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament (under-17) on the basis of their final league match played here today at PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar. Today, Mohali XI outplayed Minor District by 57 runs on the basis of first innings lead.

Jubilant Mohali XI team after making it to the last four of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Meet at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Jubilant Mohali XI team after making it to the last four of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Meet at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, on Thursday.

Roller hockey team win gold
Chandigarh, May 15
The local junior boys roller hockey team won a gold medal in the National Roller Skating Championship held in Kolkata from May 4 to 9. The feat has been achieved after a gap of 10 years.


Mayor remains elusive on decision day
Chandigarh, May 15
To avoid facing sweepers agitating on the issue of privatisation of sanitation, the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla, today kept away from office. The room of the Mayor was locked and his staff said. “Saheb has gone out for some meeting”. They didn’t say where the meeting was.

135 structures demolished
Chandigarh, May 15
Within two days of the new Administrator acting against encroachments in the city, a team of the Chandigarh Administration demolished 135 jhuggis and semipucca houses that had come up on an open space near Sector 38 West, here today.

Illegally built pucca houses and jhuggis near Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, were demolished in a major drive against encroachments on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan 
Illegally built pucca houses and jhuggis near Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, were demolished in a major drive against encroachments on Thursday.

Overripe fruits, vegetables seized
Chandigarh, May 15
The Municipal Corporation has recovered 17 quintals of cut and overripe fruits and vegetables and ice and booked two persons during the past two days as part of a crackdown on consumption of unhealthy fruits, vegetables, sweets and ice.


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