Top stories | Community | Education
Neighbourhood | Courts | Crime | Sports


MC House in incredible hurry
Gives nod to recruitment rules, promotion of 3,000 employees in 5 seconds
Chandigarh, April 21
Incredible as it may sound, it took the Municipal Corporation (MC) General House precisely five seconds to approve promotion and recruitment rules of about 3,000 employees working in various departments of the corporation.

Two kids die after mother jumps with them into canal
Rajpura, April 21
Two children aged five and seven died on Thursday after their mother reportedly jumped along with them into a canal adjacent to the Rajpura-Patiala road near Jakhra village. 


Victory Lap
Cheerleaders take a round of the PCA stadium after Kings XI beat Rajasthan Royals in Mohali on Thursday.
Cheerleaders take a round of the PCA stadium after Kings XI beat Rajasthan Royals in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

‘Dog’ged councillors bay for nominated one’s blood
Chandigarh, April 21
A parallel drawn by a nominated councillor, Amrit Bolaria, between homeless dogs fighting on the streets and municipal councillors wrangling about the city’s stray dog menace plaguing the city led to an uproar in the civic body’s monthly general house meeting, stalling the proceedings for about half an hour.The remark led to sharp differences in the reactions of the elected and nominated councillors. 

Kings XI yet to pay UT Police Rs 57 lakh
Chandigarh, April 21
A year after the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Punjab franchisee Kings XI is yet to pay the UT Police Rs 57 lakh for providing security to its players for matches played in Mohali.Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, SP (Traffic and Security) HS Doon said the Kings XI team owed the city police Rs 57,02,888 for making elaborate security arrangements for them during the IPL matches played at the PCA stadium in Mohali last year.


St Xavier’s principal refutes charges
Chandigarh, April 21
Reacting to allegations of being insensitive towards Janvi, the Class X student who fall from the school building is a matter of dispute, St Xavier’s principal Mervin West has claimed that it’s the aggressive attitude of her parents and relatives and his health which prevented him from visiting Janvi at Fortis.

Trouble gets deeper for treetop protester
Two more fraud cases surface
Zirakpur, April 21
Trouble doesn’t seem to be letting go of treetop protester Avtar Singh Nagla, as after the surfacing of two cases of forgery against him, he is now faced with fresh allegations of cheating two persons of Rs 70 lakh. The complainants are awaiting legal action against Nagla.

High-mast lights for markets, junctions
Mohali, April 21
Mohali will now have better-lit market areas and roundabouts with the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) deciding to install high-mast lights on the Chandigarh pattern at a cost of over Rs 3 crore. The process of giving work order is in progress and the work is likely to start in two weeks.

Students of Moti Ram Arya School in Chandigarh seem to have no trouble balancing themselves on one bike.
Loads OF FUN: Students of Moti Ram Arya School in Chandigarh seem to have no trouble balancing themselves on one bike. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Shelter For Homeless
ADC appointed nodal officer
Panchkula April 21
For the rehabilitation of the homeless in the district, Deputy Commissioner-cum-president, District Red Cross Society, Ashima Brar has appointed Additional Deputy Commissioner as nodal officer.Similarly the District Red Cross Society will work as the nodal agency for the purpose.

SGPC counters charge on registering voters
Chandigarh, April 21
The Gurdwara Election Commission has countered the allegation made in a petition that non-Sikh migrants from Uttar Pradesh and other states were being registered as voters for the SGPC elections. The response was to a petition filed by Harbans Singh Kandhola.

Poultry sellers call off strike
Chandigarh, April 21
Following an assurance by the Mayor, around 400 poultry shopkeepers of the city today called off their strike till April 29 against the implementation of the Meat and Bird Slaughter bylaws by the Municipal Corporation medical officer.

DC to record statements on April 28
Chandigarh, April 21
The Deputy Commissioner has fixed April 28 as the date for recording the statement of independent candidate Jagjit Singh Kang for the mayoral election petition. Kang had filed a petition challenging the mayoral election held on January 1, 2011.

Saplings planted to mark Earth Day
Chandigarh, April 21 “PRAKRITI”, the Environment Society of the PGGCG, Sector 11, celebrated World Earth Day today. The celebrations started with the plantation of saplings by principal Achila Dogra and vice-principal Anita Kaushal.

Garment store penalised
Chandigarh, April 21
In an ex parte order, the UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum (I) has directed Rimpi Garments, Sector 22, to refund Rs 6,450 along with a compensation of Rs 5,000 to a city resident for not replacing defective “lehnga choli”.

200 teachers attend environment seminar
Chandigarh, April 21
“DEEKSHA” (Diffuse Environmental Education, Keep Society Humbly Aware), in association with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, conducted a seminar on “Green the Minds for a Sustainable Society” on the eve of the World Earth Day.

Rural lok adalat on April 24
Panchkula April 21
A rural lok adalat will be held at in the local government school of Billa village in the district on April 24 at 10 am.Stating this, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Gurvinder Kaur said cases of villages including Barwala, Haripur, Bataur, Batwal, Bhogpur, Bhorli, Dabkori, Dandarudu, Jaloli, Naggal, Bunga, Jaswantgarh, Alipur, Bhagwanpur, Billa, Bharoli, Khangesra, Mankia, Rattewali, Rehod, Sultanpur, Sunderper, Trilokpur, Toka, Tibbi and Tapria, would be taken up.

Chain reaction
A total of six cars piled up around 9.45 am on the road separating Sectors 31 and 32 in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A total of six cars piled up around 9.45 am on the road separating Sectors 31 and 32 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Alumni meet at SAS colleges
Mohali, April 21
A total of 750 students of SAS Group of Institutions were conferred upon degrees during the annual convocation held on the campus here today.

Entrance exam on May 22
Chandigarh, April 21
The preliminary examination for selecting students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) for free coaching for IIT-JEE-2012 with the famed Ramanajum School of Mathematics (RSM) will be held on May 22 at Modern Senior Secondary School near the Dukh Nivaran Gurdwara in Patiala.

ETT students hold protest
Chandigarh : The Elementary Teachers Training students studying in private colleges under the aegis of the Punjab Students Union staged a protest outside the office of State Council of Elementary Training here on Thursday.

Book fair
CHANDIGARH : The Sandhya Social and Educational Society Karkardooma, Delhi, in collaboration with National Book Trust India and the human resource department of Higher Education, Government of India, organised a book fair at the Panchayat Bhawan, Sector 18. The fair, which will continue till April 24, has about 25 publishers.

Debate contest
Panchkula, April 21
A large number of students participated in an inter-school debate contest on “human cloning - triumph or folly?” at Bhavan Vidyalaya here today. The event was organised by Simply Health Plus and The Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India.


SGPC seeks adequate security at venue
Ambala, April 21
A deputation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) here today submitted a memorandum to the district administration seeking adequate security arrangements for the religious conclave that the SGPC was organising at Gurdwara Baba Jorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh at Dosarka on April 23.

4 hurt in group clash
Lalru, April 21
Four persons, including two women, were injured in a group clash at Ramgarh Rurki village here today. The women have been referred to the GMCH, Chandigarh, for treatment. The clash between the two groups led by Surmakh Singh and Kamaljeet Singh reportedly took place over the issue of car parking.

Special fund for farmers sought
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 21
Punjab Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal has demanded the formation of a special fund to compensate farmers for damages to crops due to natural calamities.

Laws of nature

A pickup ferrying 16 calves and two buffaloes rammed into a school bus on the Dera Bassi-Behra village link road at Gulabgarh on Thursday. The pickup driver had to pay Rs 3,000 to the school van staff in the presence of the police as part of a compromise. While the policemen present at the scene impounded the pickup for cruelty to animals, they released it later after the driver allegedly greased their palms. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal 


Levelling of forest land
HC: Take action against violators
Chandigarh, April 21
Approximately 53,000 square meters of forest area was illegally levelled in Mohali district and 11 farmhouses were constructed causing in the process extensive damage to the hillock, the Punjab and Haryana High Court heard today.


12-yr-old held for sodomy
Chandigarh, April 21
A 12-year-old boy was arrested by the Chandigarh Police on the charges of sodomy following a complaint by the father of the victim. The complainant alleged that the accused sodomized with his three-year-old son today. The police has registered a case under Sections 367 and 377 of the IPC at the Sector 39 police station and sent him to the juvenile home in Sector 25.

Demolition Drive
MC team comes under attack, 3 booked
Zirakpur, April 21
The police booked three persons, including a woman, for obstructing public servants from performing their duty here today.A case has been registered against Balbir Singh, his wife and son, all residents of Sukhna Colony, on the complaint of MC inspector Gurdarshan Singh.


Badminton meet from April 30
Mohali, April 21
Mohali District Badminton Association will organise Mohali District Badminton Seniors’ and Veterans’ Championship from April 30 to May 1.The championship, which is meant for the residents of Mohali, will be held at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare Complex, Phase VI, here.

Pardeep helps Chandigarh Blue win
Chandigarh, April 21
Chandigarh Blue won the league match against Chandigarh Green by eight wickets in the ongoing Chandigarh Premier League(U-14) here today.Electing to bat , Chandigarh Green scored 196 for 9 in 35 overs. Akhil Guleria(80 in 45 balls), Shivam Sharma (27 in 38 balls) and Vaibhav Sharma (24 in 23 balls) were the top scorers for the batting team. Rizul (2 for 13) Jaideep (2 for 32) were the top bowlers. Chasing the score of 196, Chandigarh Blue scored 198 for 2 in just 31 overs.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |