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Policemen take a beating
The damaged scooter after the clash at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, May 31
Pushing the Chandigarh police on the back foot, two persons, wanted in a case of assaulting policemen, attacked a police team yet again, making them run for their lives, at Mauli Jagran here this evening.

The damaged scooter after the clash at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

CBSE fails to break tie
Schools to decide on class XI admissions
Chandigarh, May 31
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally given up on making a class XI admission policy and has given a free hand to affiliated schools to take their own decisions.

45 days after assault, case not registered
Chandigarh, May 31
It been over a month and-a-half since Lieut-Col SK Sharma (retd) of Mani Majra, allegedly assaulted by a doctor at a private health centre in Sector 46, has been running from pillar to post for getting a case registered against the accused.

Cong to meet Patil over Sunkaria
Chandigarh, May 31
The tug-of-war between the municipal corporation Commissioner (MC) Roshan Sunkaria and the ruling Congress has reached a high, with the latter deciding to meet Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator Shivraj Patil against the bureaucrat.

Without records, MC fails to recover property tax dues
Chandigarh, May 31
In the absence of proper records maintained by the UT estate office, the municipal corporation continues to grope in the dark when it comes to realising outstanding property taxes. MC records show that last March the property tax department served notices to 18,556 defaulters owing a whopping Rs 17 crore in taxes to the civic body.



EARLIER STORIES

UT gets cold feet on new projects
Chandigarh, May 31
In what could be termed as a classic case of once bitten twice shy, the UT administration has decided to refer all development matters pertaining to new projects in the left out area of the city, especially in its periphery, and even major changes required to be made in the existing ones, to the its nine-member master plan committee.


COMMUNITY

No verdict on Ruchika expulsion yet: CBSE
Chandigarh, May 31
Even after two months of issuing a show-cause notice to Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, in the case of alleged arbitrary expulsion of Ruchika Girhotra, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to decide on it.

Heist at PC Jewellers
Witness identifies accused
Panchkula, May 31
Poonam Sharma, an employee of PC jewellers, standing by her earlier statement given to the police, identified Amit Yadav, Sunder, alias Kala, Pawan Saini and Sunil, alias Leela, during a cross-examination by the accusedís counsel before additional district and sessions judge Ritu Garg.

Switching over to automatic system causes delay
Chandigarh, May 31
Lack of proper homework by the Chandigarh Police before signing its much-publicised project of installing CCTV cameras at 20 major intersections in the city, has resulted in avoidable delay.

MC Art and Culture Panel
Committee members threaten to resign
Chandigarh, May 31
All members of the Art and Culture Committee of the Municipal Corporation threatened to resign from the committee if MC Mayor Anu Chatrath did not stop interfering in the functioning of the committee.

Ailing jail inmate dies in hospital
Chandigarh, May 31
An ailing inmate at the Model Jail in Burail died at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today . Sources said the deceased was identified as 48-year-old Anil Rishi. He was not keeping well of late. He was suffering from high-blood pressure and other complications. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday where he died today.

Advisory panel to meet on June 9, finally
Will set ball rolling for public participation
Chandigarh, May 31
With the meeting of the rejigged Administratorís Advisory Council (AAC) to be held after over four years on June 9, both AAC members and residents feel that the reconstituted advisory panel will set the ball rolling for public participation in the decision-making process. The last meeting of the AAC was held on May 6, 2006, and last councilís two -year tenure ended on February 9, 2009, without holding even a single meeting.

MC power panel approves agenda items worth Rs 28 lakh
Chandigarh, May 31
The Electricity Committee of the Municipal Corporation has approved agenda items worth Rs 28 lakh today at a meeting held under the chairpersonship of Anju Beniwala.

Move to Reappoint Retired Professor
GMCH adopting multiple yardsticks for its depts
Chandigarh, May 31
In what may seem to be an irony, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, authorities are seeking to reappoint a retired professor in the anatomy department, where another professor already exists, even as two of its other departments, paediatric and physiology, are working without professors for over a year.

Training centre for paramedics soon
Chandigarh, May 31
Union Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad has agreed to consider the setting up of a centre of excellence for education and training of world class paramedics in Chandigarh. As many as five such high-quality centres of excellence are being established in the country.

Donít delay knee surgery, says doc
Chandigarh, May 31
Delaying the knee-replacement surgery could be dangerous, as the patients suffering from the disease are required to take painkillers, which can damage kidneys over the years.
A view of the parched Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
A view of the parched Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Student councilís term ends
Chandigarh, May 31
With certain promises fulfilled and others unfulfilled, protests against authorities and allegations against rival parties, the term of Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) has finally come to an end today.

Mockery of studentsí politics at PU
Chandigarh, May 31
If the police records of the past few years are any indication, all presidential candidates of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) have either indulged in serious acts of violence or have been dragged into the police cases due to the long-standing PUSU-SOPU rivalry.

Smoking can damage looks
Panchkula, May 31
Smoking can play havoc with your looks and people should avoid smoking as it damages the appearance of skin. Skin damaged by smoke has a greyish, wasted appearance.

Admn proposes to improve road infrastructure
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh administration, in its endeavour to provide better infrastructure to residents, has proposed to the Government of India to improve road infrastructure in various parts of the city.
Children try their hand at a bhangra workshop at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Children try their hand at a bhangra workshop at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

4 sectorsí residents send SOS to MC
Mohali, May 31
Unhappy with the functioning of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), residents living in Sectors 66 to 69 want the municipal council to take over the charge of the area.

Assault Case
Two head constables suspended
Zirakpur, May 31
The Mohali police today suspended two head constables, who were found harassing people and exhorting money unnecessary from drivers of outstation vehicles.

Impure Water Samples sent to lab
Zirakpur, May 31
Residents of Badal Colony today complained that water provided by the water supply department, Zirakpur, was impure and had foul smell. Medical specialists, however, had collected three water samples from the affected houses in the colony. Residents are living in a fear, as a few days ago typhoid had broke out at Lohgarh village due to contaminated water. Residents said they had complained to authorities concerned about the impure water.


EDUCATION

Saupinís bag 13 prizes at science exhibition
Panchkula, May 31
The students of Saupinís School have won 13 prizes in the inter-school science exhibition held at Chaman Vatika School, Ambala, on May 29.

PSEB Class XII Results
Guardís son tops district, awaits scholarship
Mohali, May 31
Itís a story of grit and determination against odds that saw Dharminder Singh on top in the Mohali district in the vocational stream (mechanical) of the class XII results declared today by the Punjab School Education Board.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Trickster dupes man of lakhs
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 31
A trickster took away a bag containing lakhs from the car of a local businessman, who had parked his vehicle in front of a stationery shop to exchange biscuits, on the Amloh road here this afternoon.

Black Elephant Cricket Club lift trophy
Patiala, May 31
Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) defeated APJ SS Kharar by eight wickets during the final match of the 10th Hot Weather U-14 Cricket Tournament to lift the trophy on Black Elephant Cricket Club ground.

World No-Tobacco Day
Nursing students take out rally
Ambala, May 31
Ambala Nursing School in association with DAV Sohan Lal School today organised a rally to mark the World No Tobacco Day.The rally was flagged off by Civil Surgeon Dr Narender Chaudhry. Chaudhry said in India about 18.5 crore of the population consumed tobacco and every year lakhs of tobacco-related deaths were reported in the country.

Specialists are the casualty
Kalka, May 31
Fed up with the post-mortem/casualty duties, PG/diploma holders, specialists, including eye surgeons, orthopedicans and ENT specialists have either resigned from the duty or have gone on deputation or long leave at the Kalka CHC.

Police Inaction 
Bangala community blocks NH-22
Kalka, May 31
Irked over the police inaction in an accidental case in which a 30-year-old died, hundreds of people of the Bangala community (slum dwellers) today blocked the National Highway-22, Gandhi Chowk, Kalka, for more than one hour.

Power plants of factory inspected
Dera Bassi, May 31
Taking serious note of a report on ash problem of power plants of Nahar Spinning factory reported in The Tribune, officials of pollution control board inspected the power plants of this unit.

COURTS

One-yr jail for cyclistís death
Chandigarh, May 31
Chief judicial magistrate JS Sidhu awarded one-year imprisonment to a truck driver for killing a cyclist in a road accident.Bachan has also been asked to deposit a fine of Rs 2,500 by the court.


CRIME

3 held for drinking publicly
Chandigarh, May 31
The police has arrested three persons for allegedly consuming liquor at public places in Sector 8, here, last night. The police said Piyush Wadhawan, resident of Sector 19-A, Mohit Puri, resident of Sector 49-D, and Kulwinder Singh, resident of Sector 20, were arrested from various places in Sector 8 market yesterday while consuming liquor at public places. Three separate cases under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code have been registered.


SPORTS

Sumit outplays Amitoj
Chandigarh, May 31
CLTA trainee Sumit Pal Singh cleared the first round of the main draw with quite an ease, trailing his opponent Amitoj Singh in straight sets 4-0, 4-1 in the under-12 category (singles) of the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, and the Lake Club Sports Complex simultaneously here today.

The winning team in a jubilant mood at Patiala on Monday. Patiala sneak into final
Chandigarh, May 31
Patiala outclassed Chandigarh by one wicket to move into the final of Punjab State Inter District U-22 Tournament at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala.The second finalist, Ludhiana, defeated Jalandhar on the basis of first innings lead in the semifinal at Jalandhar.


The winning team in a jubilant mood at Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Double delight for Vanshika, Ishaq
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) trainees, Vanshika Sawhney and Ishaq Eqbal, cornered glory by grabbing both singles and doubles titles in the girls and boysí under-12 categories, respectively, in the Ramesh Desai All-India Ranking Tournament, which concluded at Mumbai recently.

Players in action during a hockey match in Chandigarh on Monday Rock Rovers get better of ONGC
Chandigarh, May 31
Buoyed by three goals through Gaurav, the Rock Rovers beat star studded ONGC by 4-2 in the six-a-side Dharam Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here today.




Players in action during a hockey match in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Training camp for soccer probables
Football probables during a training session in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, May 31
In a bid to achieve good results in the 47th Junior Football National Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy (U-19), the local soccer authorities have made their players to toil hard in a month-long preparatory camp at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here.




Football probables during a training session in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Summer camp at Golf Range
Chandigarh, May 31
National Golf Academy of India director Jesse Grewal, a national grade A coach, will hold a summer camp for kids from June 7 to 15. To be part of the Chandigarh Golf Associationís junior training programme, the advance camp will be held at the CGA Golf Range in the mornings.


 



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