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90 shops, 76 kiosks razed at Attawa
Chandigarh, May 22
As many as 90 multi-storeyed shops and 76 kiosks were demolished at Attawa village in a day-long joint anti-encroachment drive conducted by the Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh Housing Board and Municipal Corporation here today.
A JCB razes to the ground illegal structures at Attawa village Admn gives 10 days to remove encroachments

A JCB razes to the ground illegal structures at Attawa village in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Bhardwaj denied anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, May 22
Terming the involvement of a judicial officer in the corruption case as an unfortunate incident in the long and glorious history of the judicial system the UT CBI Special Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today dismissed the anticipatory bail application moved by suspended UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S. Bhardwaj, in a corruption case.

Children walk with a stray dog along the parched Sukhna Lake
Children walk with a stray dog along the parched Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Reuters

Batala judicial officer under cloud
Chandigarh, May 22
In the CBI case of corruption against two judicial officers, the role of a Batala-based judicial officer in allegedly providing shelter to the absconding judicial officer, S.S. Bhardwaj, has come to light. The judicial officer was earlier posted in Chandigarh.

Rs 2.72 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, May 22
In a daring act, thieves broke a side window pane of a Hyundai Accent car in the parking lot of the Sector 8 market here and took away Rs 2.72 lakh, which were kept in the boot of the car. 

Pradhan justifies underage marriage
SAS Nagar, May 22
A 17-year-old girl Geeta of a colony, of migrant labourers, was married off to 19-year-old Jatinder on May 15 in Shaheed Udham Singh Colony No. 3, here. Both children of daily wage workers, they have now shifted to Morinda to start a new life.

Self-medication — treading in danger zone
Chandigarh May, 22
Concerned over the pitfalls of self-medication and “a pill for every ill” the medical fraternity has recommended a complete ban on advertisements of various drugs and antibiotics on television and in print media.

Apathy leads to unattended birth of 3 cubs
Chhat Bir (Patiala), May 22
The unattended delivery of a Royal Bengal tigress who gave birth to three cubs in her enclosure today has put a question mark on the functioning of the authorities in taking care of the welfare of animals in Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park.
Away from the “vigilant” eyes of the zoo authorities, a Royal Bengal tigress gave birth to three cubs unattended at Chhat Bir, near Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan
Away from the "vigilant" eyes of the zoo authorities, a Royal Bengal tigress gave birth to three cubs unattended at Chhat Bir


Father of triplets seeks action against centre
Chandigarh May, 22
A resident of Sector 38, Banson Massey, whose wife delivered triplets on April 29, even though the ultrasound report showed twins, today made a complaint to Director, Health Services, and Municipal Corporation Mayor, seeking action against the diagnostic centre where the test had been conducted.

Best eco club to be honoured
Chandigarh, May 22
A nature study camp for teachers involved with eco clubs was organised by the Indian Council for Environmental Education (ICEE) in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, addresses teachers during a nature study camp at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, addresses teachers during a nature study camp at DAV Senior Secondary School

Sweepers meet Administrator
Chandigarh, May 22
The Sweepers’ Union today claimed that the Administrator Justice O.P. Verma, had assured to meet their demands within five days. The assurance was reportedly given when Justice Verma met an 11-member delegation of the union in the Raj Bhavan.

He had Resham-like qualities
esham Singh, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, was a man of substance. He had resham-like qualities of head and heart. Soft-spoken and kind-hearted, he was upright in his approach. A fine model of a good ‘insaan’, I never heard him speak ill of anyone during my long association with him.

World Diversity Day celebrated
Chandigarh, May 22
For the promotion the of National Green Corps (NGC), a movement of environment-friendly children Environment Society of India (ESI) today celebrated World Diversity Day at Nature Park, Sector 26, here today.

Students take part in a cycle rally in front of the museum on the occasion of Biodiversity Day in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Students take part in a cycle rally in front of the museum on the occasion of Biodiversity Day in Sector 10

Right action at the right place

his is with reference to a report published in Chandigarh Tribune recently regarding a senior police officer calling his security guards and getting a parking lot contractor beaten up at Sector 17, Chandigarh, for misbehaving.

Bank employee thrashed by cops
Chandigarh, May 22
A bank employee, Mr Ajit Pal Singh, has complained to the Senior Superintendent of Police (through public window system) that some cops used abusive language and also thrashed him at Sector 39 police station. On the other hand, a police official has refuted the allegations.

Bomb hoax in court premises
Chandigarh, May 22
Just a few hours before the pronouncement of the order on the anticipatory bail application moved by the suspended UT Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj in a corruption case, a hoax call that a bomb has been planted in the District Courts premises was received by the police. The hoax call was received by a constable in the Sector 17 police station at about 9.30 am.

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17,000 pouches of liquor seized
Chandigarh, May 22
In yet another major haul of liquor, the operation cell of the city police today seized at least 17,000 pouches of liquor being smuggled into Punjab from Chandigarh. Kewal Singh and Gurjeet Singh, who were smuggling the liquor, are employees of Maninder Singh, owner of a liquor vend in Sector 24.

Patwari caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, May 22
A patwari of the UT Revenue Department was today caught by the UT Vigilance Department while accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 from a land holder at Khuda Ali Sher village here. The revenue official, Mr Narinder Singh, had accepted the money for the demarcation of a piece of land in Khuda Ali Sher village.

Body found in Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, May 22
The body of a 32-year-old man was found floating in the Sukhna Lake here this morning. The body was noticed at around 9 am when a gardener informed the police post at the lake.


Hyundai launches Santro Xing
Chandigarh, May 22
Hyundai Motor India today announced the launch of its new car, Santro Xing with added features. The price of the car had been increased by Rs 10,000-12,000 , and would be available between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.99 lakh.

Brig R.K.Sehgal (retd), CEO, Ultimate Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, Hyundai, at the launch of Santro Xing in the city on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Brig R.K.Sehgal, CEO, Ultimate Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, Hyundai,at the launch of Santro Xing

BSNL scholarship plan for students
Chandigarh, May 22
The BSNL has introduced scholarship scheme for meritorious students in the field of electronics and communication engineering. The Punjab Telecom Circle has decided to award scholarship of Rs 5,000 each in five engineering colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh. 

Mr S.C. Chaudhary, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Punjab Telecom Circle, gives away a prize of Rs 5,000 to Nitika Garg of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
Mr S.C. Chaudhary, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Punjab Telecom Circle, gives away a prize of Rs 5,000 to Nitika Garg of Punjab Engineering College

Tanishq offers gold purity test
Chandigarh, May 22
Tanishq, a company dealing in gold, has offered a gold purity test facility at its outlets till June 8. This was announced here today by the Regional Business Manager (North), Mr Bhuwan Gaurav, at a press conference.


Trouble brewing on PU campus?
Chandigarh, May 22
Recent incidents of violence on the Panjab University campus may lead to deterioration of the security scenario, feel students, wardens and the security staff of the university. At least three separate incidents, which also saw the local police in action are being seen as part of a “game-plan of snatching control of a students’ organisation, the Panjab University Students Union.” 

PU in a fix over B.Com in evening
Chandigarh. May 22
Panjab University is stuck over the issue of continuing with the B.Com course in the Department of Evening Studies from the forthcoming academic session. The reason being that under the existing working conditions the department cannot provide the course classes as per the norms of the Academic Council and the changed norms of the University Grants Commission. 

The ‘magic lantern picture show’

n a cold wintry night in Pune, in the month of December 1895, Mahadeo Patwardhan and his sons, Vinayak and Ramchandra, presented what was then called the “magic lantern picture show” before an appreciative audience of important public figures from all over India. These important people had assembled at Pune for the annual session of the Indian National Congress. 

Child with speech delay

anguage is one of the most wonderful tasks the human mind performs and babies are uniquely programmed to master it. Infants learn to map meaning onto words and quickly learn grammar and by age 3 most children are generating sentences they have never heard spoken.

Girls outscore boys in CBSE XII
Chandigarh, May 22
This time too girls have outscored boys in the All-India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) in the Chandigarh region, even as government schools performed well as compared to private schools here.


Ordeal ends after 13 years
Chandigarh, May 22
Nearly 13 years after a youngster hired a car on the pretext of attending a marriage but allegedly used it for committing a robbery, the ordeal ended for the owner and his associate today.

HC notice to MC, Administration
Chandigarh, May 22
In less a year after three boys died of drowning in a pond in Manimajra, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion for July 11 to the Administration and the Municipal Corporation, seeking a compensation of Rs 5 lakh.


Representatives of Boogie Woogie talkBoogie Woogie hunts for talent
Chandigarh, May 22
After long last, Chandigarh has figured on the Boogie Woogie check list. In the city with a full-fledged production team, the premier talent search channel on Sony television, is searching the city for genuine talent. Auditions for the show, which is the brainchild of seasoned dancers and choreographers of the order of Javed Jaffery, Naved Jaffery and Ravi Behl, began here yesterday. As per the schedule, auditions will continue for 10 days and will be open to everyone in the city, as also the adjoining regions of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Representatives of Boogie Woogie talk to the Press on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Andaaz’ may be surprise hit

ove, action and romance are audience-hooking ingredients. Unfazed by recent failure, director Raj Kanwar promises love with action in “Andaaz”, a triangular love story.

Four girls, one boy enter Popstars 2 finals
Chandigarh, May 22
Those who saw Ayushmann Khurrana perform during Channel V’s popstar auditions held at Mountview on May 2 and 3 knew that the boy would make a mark for sure. The news of his success has finally arrived. Ayushmann is the only boy from Chandigarh to have made it to the list of finalists.

Thakur’s graphic works on display
Chandigarh, May 22
City-based graphic designer Narinder Thakur has many claims to fame already. A highly sought after illustrator and mural maker, Thakur has finally found time to exhibit creations in mediums he likes the best — pen, ink and oil.


Four trainees, coach to leave CLTA
Chandigarh, May 22
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) may face a tough time in the days to come as some of the top players (under 18 category) have decided to migrate to other places to further improve their skills for better options in the future. Not only the top players, but also one of their top coaches, Birbal Wadhera, has decided to say ‘good-bye’ to the CLTA.

Budding trainees at a practice session at the Sector 10 tennis stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Budding trainees at a practice session at the Sector 10 tennis stadium

Cricket bats were never so cheap before
Chandigarh, May 22
Here is some good news for kids who are planning to play cricket during the summer vacation. They can buy a nice cricket bat made out of Kashmiri willow for just Rs 200 or even less.

Chandigarh, Halwara teams in final
Chandigarh, May 22
Chandigarh and Halwara area will clash with each other in the final of the Western Air Command Inter-area Volleyball Tournament tomorrow. 


Notice to Hans for not paying dues
Chandigarh, May 22
A notice was today sent to Punjabi Sufi singer, Hans Raj Hans, by a local advocate alleging that he had not paid Rs 44,912 after getting his Mercedes Benz (MB-140) serviced by his client.


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