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Ticket Price: Rs 1 lakh and rising!
Chandigarh, March 25
Fans click pictures of the Pakistan players sitting in their bus at the Chandigarh airport on Friday. Sounds incredible, but such is the desperation for a ticket that many in the city are willing to pay Rs 1 lakh and even more for any ticket otherwise valued at between Rs 250 to Rs 15,000.

SHOOTING SPREE: Fans click pictures of the Pakistan players sitting in their bus at the Chandigarh airport on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Meanwhile, a dressing-down for cops
Chandigarh, March 25
With the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final expected to draw the attention of the world, UT SP (Traffic and Security) HS Doon utilised the opportunity to present his force in a "correct manner" by reprimanding half the assembled policemen for being dressed shabbily during a routine weekly parade today.


1,000 policemen to guard players
Chandigarh, March 25
The UT Police has deployed over 20 per cent of its force (1,000 out of a total strength of 5,000) in three shifts per day to guard the two teams.

Terminated employees shortlisted for promotion
Chandigarh, March 25
In a major faux pas, eight officials of the Income Tax Department who were terminated almost a decade ago are among the 126 candidates shortlisted by the office of the Chief Commissioner Income Tax (North West Region) for departmental promotion to the rank of Office Superintendents.


Admissions under EWS Category
Date postponed again; patwari to blame this time
Chandigarh, March 25
The ongoing delay by the SDM office, UT, in sanctioning income certificates has yet again delayed the admission process to over 450 economic weaker section (EWS) seats in the city schools with the UT postponing the last date of applying for the third time this month.

‘Polio eradication campaign a success worldwide
Ray KlinginsmithChandigarh, March 25
“From 700 cases of polio in 2009 to 41 in 2010 and only one such case reported in India so far in 2011, the massive campaign to eradicate polio, started by Rotarians across the globe, has been quite a success,” said Ray Klinginsmith, president of Rotract Club worldwide, who was in the city today to interact with fellow Rotarians.

Ray Klinginsmith

Ghazal soiree enchants audience
Chandigarh, March 25
“Ghazal usne chhedi mujhe saaz dena, zara umar-e-rafta ko awaaz dena”. With an entrancing spell of cohesive melody, diction, intonation and andaaz-e- bayan, the acclaimed ghazal doyenne, Padamshri Penaz Masani embellished the live concert organised by the Tribune in Education (TIE) at MR Arya Secondary School auditorium here today.

One year on, green belt nowhere in sight
Railings installed a month ago have now been removed from a green belt in Sector 8, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, March 25
The project to develop a green belt in Sector 8 has turned out to be a source of nuisance for area residents.The municipal corporation had embarked on the project a year ago to enhance the ambience of the area. However, the green belt has failed to come up owing to lack of coordination among different departments of the corporation.

Railings installed a month ago have now been removed from a green belt in Sector 8, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

2 illegal apni mandis removed
Chandigarh, March 25
In a special drive, the enforcement department of the municipal corporation removed two illegal apni mandis being organised near Shivalik Garden, Mani Majra, today.

Jat Agitation: Travel deadlock continues
Shatabdi cancelled till March 27
Chandigarh, March 25
As the Jat agitation continues to wreak havoc on the rail traffic from the city for the fourth day running, the morning Shatabdi Express (12006) from Kalka/Chandigarh to New Delhi and the return service (12005) from Delhi in the evening and the Delhi Sarai Rohilla-chandigarh/Kalka Himalayan Queen have been cancelled till March 27, a Northern Railway spokesperson said here today.

Stepping stone

Students participate in robots competition during a fest at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh on Friday.
Students participate in robots competition during a fest at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

‘Estate Office fails to share info’
Chandigarh, March 25
The Estate Office seems to be shying away from parting with the PS Shergill report into the booth scam even under the Right to Information Act (RTI).

‘Consider media as force multiplier’
Panchkula, March 25
The police should disseminate information to the media immediately after the incident, so that one side of the story doesn’t get published, therefore, tarnishing the image of the police.

Lok adalat at district courts today
Chandigarh, March 25 Over 15,000 cases, including a large number of traffic challans, are expected to be disposed of at the quarterly lok adalat to be held at the district courts in Sector 17 tomorrow.

Cable dues MC team to remove defaulters’ poles
Chandigarh, March 25
Municipal Corporation Commissioner Roshan Sunkaria today constituted a special team of officials to remove poles of those cable operators who have not paid their last year’s dues.A 16-member team of junior engineers will start removing poles from various sectors of the city from Monday.

Baltana lawyer feared drowned in canal
Gidderbaha, March 25
An advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, Dheeraj Bali, was feared drowned in the Rajasthan Feeder Canal, near Gidderbaha, on the Malout-Bathinda road in Muktsar district, this evening.

Upgrade of high school sought
Mohali, March 25
Former senior vice-president of the Municipal Council (now corporation) has appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister to issue directions for upgrading a government high school in the interest of children belonging to economically weaker sections.

Accident victim dies
Zirakpur, March 25
Raman Kumar (23), a resident of Mouli Jagran, who was hit by a speeding car near Chhat bus stand on the Patiala-Zirakpur highway, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, today.

PHSC employees observe pen-down strike
Mohali, March 25
Employees of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC), who are working on a contract basis over the past many years, observed a pen-down strike here today demanding regularisation of their services.

India-PaKistan semifinal
Tightest-ever security planned

Mohali, March 25
Security around the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium promises to be the tightest ever with the possibility that either or both Pakistan’s President and Prime Minister may join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in viewing what promises to be the mother of all cricket matches.

Cricket buffs lined up to buy tickets for the India-Pakistan semifinal encounter; and (right) a fan, who has come from Uttar Pradesh, takes a nap outside
the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Tussle over land
Panchkula, March 25
Dalits of Batod village have demanded that people belonging to the upper caste be arrested, as the latter had assaulted them for trying to cultivate about 400-acre shamlat land.


From Schools & Colleges
Students in a jubilant mood after recieving degrees at the annual convocation of Postgraduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Friday. 428 get degrees
Chandigarh : Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, organised its 26th annual convocation today. Pradip Mehra (IAS), Adviser to the Administrator, was the chief guest on the occasion. Pradip Mehra addressed students and asked them to take care of the infrastructure and keep the city

Students in a jubilant mood after recieving degrees at the annual convocation of Postgraduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Experts dwell on liver ailments
Chandigarh, March 25
The 19th Annual Conference of the Indian National Association for Study of Liver (INASL) and the International Liver Transplant Society kicked off at the PGI today.Organised by the department of hepatology, PGI, the conference started with with the master class for post-graduates.


BJP chief raps Hooda govt policies
Ambala, March 25
Haryana BJP chief Krishan Pal Gurjar inaugurated a three-day training session in Nand Lal Geeta Mandir at Tepla, near Ambala Cantt, in which more than 150 BJP workers from different places participated.

Ban on polybags
Vishal Mega Mart challaned
Kalka, March 25
A team of local administration officials, headed by SDM Vandna Disodia, today commenced challan campaign against the shopkeepers violating the ban on use of polybags in Kalka and Pinjore.

TDI employees accuse Delhi builder of bullying
Kharar, March 25
Employees of Taneja Developers and Infrastructure Limited alleged a Delhi-based builder of bullying with them. In a complaint to the Balongi police, Sanyam Dudeja, chief operating officer, Punjab, said around 2.30 pm, 50 to 60 people barged into the TDI office in Kharar.

Chess meet begins
Fatehgarh Sahib : A three-day chess championship for hearing and speaking impaired began at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College on Friday. Around 120 players are participating in the meet.

Wrestling arena in state of neglect
Kalka, March 25
Wrestling arena in the town is in a state of neglect.Situated on the Kalka-Paploha road, the arena came up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh in 1995.Residents said it seemed that the Haryana sports department and local administration were unaware of the existence of the arena.


Biomedical waste plant in city likely
Chandigarh, March 25
The city may soon get a common biomedical waste plant. As a petition filed in public interest came up for hearing, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was told by the Union of India’s counsel that the Union Government’s decision “with regard to finalisation of the tender for providing a common biomedical waste facility has been received; and the work order will be issued latest by March 31”.


Punjab junior golf on April 7
Chandigarh, March 25
The Punjab Golf Association will hold the first Punjab Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship on the greens of the PAP Golf Club, Jalandhar Cantonment, on April 7.All golfers up to the age of 17 years, who are domiciles of Punjab, will be eligible to participate in the tournament for which entries close on April 4.

A Gypsy whizzes past a corner during the 24th SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally in Sector 5, Panchkula,on Friday. Suresh, Ashwin race to glory
Chandigarh, March 25
The 24th SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally got off to an exciting start after a super special stage being held in Sector 5, Panchkula, today.

A Gypsy whizzes past a corner during the 24th SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally in Sector 5, Panchkula,on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Board President XI emerge champs
Chandigarh, March 25
Board President XI won the Central Revenue Sports Board (CRSB) Invitation Cricket Tournament held at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.The winners defeated West Zone by 40 runs.

Karandeep pockets U-12 singles title
Chandigarh, March 25
The in-form local tennis player, Karandeep Singh lift the title of the boys’ U-12 singles category at the CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for both boys and girls (U-12 and U-14) held at the CLTA Courts, Sector 10, here today.

212 PU sportspersons honoured
Chandigarh, March 25
Around 212 sportspersons who brought laurels to Panjab University by securing top positions in the national-level tournament and All-India Inter-University Championships were given cash prizes at the annual sports prize distribution function of directorate of sports, PU, at Gymnasium Hall here today.


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