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Liquor cartel makes a comeback after 6 yrs
Chandigarh, April 26
Liquor cartel has staged a comeback in the city after a gap of six years, courtesy the amended excise policy of inviting tenders for the allotment of liquor vends by the UT Administration.

Six injured in Sec-8 clash
Chandigarh, April 26
Six persons were injured, three of them grievously, including a former leader of the Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU), in a clash that took place between two groups in Sector 8 late last night.  The police has registered cases against both groups. No arrests have been made so far.The injured include Sunil Singh Gill and Rakesh Kadian, who have been admitted to Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, and Jaswinder Singh, who has been admitted to the PGI. 


Traffic cops to use Facebook to nab offenders
Chandigarh, April 26
The Chandigarh traffic police is set to join an exclusive group of cities in the country within the next fortnight when it formally launches its page on Facebook, joining the social networking site on the lines of the Delhi traffic police.The move is an effort to discipline traffic violators. The page will invite photographs of traffic violations and feedback on the functioning of traffic cops, including any evidence of bribe-taking.

No eco nod, Mullanpur access road project stalled
Mohali, April 26
While realtors rake in the moolah by attracting investors to Mullanpur following the Punjab government’s move to rename it ‘New Chandigarh’, work on widening the Mullanpur-Siswan road has come to a grinding halt with the environment & forests ministry nod still awaited.

Dip in mercury brings some respite
Chandigarh, April 26
The dust storm that blew across the city and its periphery reduced visibility on Tuesday morning. After a week city residents had a respite from the rising heat as the day temperature fell by 4 degrees to 34.0 degrees Celsius as compared to 38.6° recorded on Monday. The sudden dip in the mercury was due to easterly winds.

dusty trail:The dust storm that blew across the city and its periphery reduced visibility on Tuesday morning. Tribune photo: S Chandan


battle for bottle
UT excise policy – Punjab calls
Chandigarh, April 26
The Punjab Government seems to be dictating the excise policy of the Chandigarh administration over the years.Close on the heels of increasing the value added tax (VAT) to 12 per cent during the 2009-10 excise policy from the existing four per cent on the persistent demand of the Punjab Government to check large-scale liquor smuggling, the introduction of tender system in the excise policy (2011-12) is a step towards full-fledged auction system in the years to come.

No annual discounts this time around
Chandigarh, April 26
It’s bad news for bacchus lovers as most liquor contractor here are in no mood to offer liquor at discounted rates in the last week of this year’s excise policy.This year’s excise policy is coming to an end on April 30. But unlike previous years, no one is planning to offer liquor at discounted rates so far.

Members of the Chandigarh Meat Market Association take out a protest rally at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Members of the Chandigarh Meat Market Association take out a protest rally at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Consumer no more king
Chandigarh, April 26
Consumers are set to be on the losing end with big players dominating the liquor trade in the city from May 1 onwards.Terming the “unexpected high” stakes as an unhealthy sign, a Chandigarh-based liquor contractor, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says in the coming days, the consumer will be at the receiving end in all aspects.

JS Dwellers told to refund
Rs 3.75 lakh to Mohali resident
Chandigarh, April 26
In an ex parte order, the UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed JS Dwellers Pvt Ltd to refund Rs 2.25 lakh to a Mohali resident, Trilochan Singh, for not giving possession of his flat in the stipulated period of two years.

Key Posts at Dental College
Four advertisements in 18 months!
Chandigarh, April 26
Advertising its key posts time and again seems to have become a ritual at Panjab University, which has advertised the post of “professor principal” at HSJ Dental College, PU, for the fourth time in the last 18 months.

Raids at Sector 17 hotels
Chandigarh, April 26
The UT health department conducted raids at Mehfil and Ghazal hotels at Sector 17 here today.A team of health officials, including Dr Satbir Singh and food inspectors conducted raids and food samples were collected from here.

Sketches of car robbery accused released
Panchkula, April 26
The police here today released the sketches of the two unidentified accused who took away Maruti SX4 test drive car of the Berkeley Automobiles three days ago.The police had prepared the sketches of the accused with the help of an employee of the showroom, Umesh, who was forcibly taken away in the car by the accused on a gunpoint.

Panchayat Bhawan to get facelift
Chandigarh, April 26
The Panchayat Bhawan at Sector 18, Madhya Marg, is set to have a major makeover with rooms and allied facilities to be refurbished in the coming months.The Panchayat Bhawan will be given a face lift to bring facilities and services on par with other contemporary hotels having budget accommodation in the city.

767 get notice for wasting water
Mohali, April 26
Even as 767 notices have been issued to consumers for misuse of water by the department of water supply and sanitation, maximum cases of misuse have been reported from Phase XI.

MLAs also supporting upper class: Dalits
Panchkula, April 26
Irked over the indifferent attitude of the police in arresting seven youths of Bataud village, members of the Dalit community threatened to launch state-wide agitation if those accused of assault and making derogatory remarks about their caste were not arrested within 48 hours.

Body found
Zirakpur, April 26
The decomposed body of a nude man in his mid-thirties was found under mysterious circumstances near Sukhna Choe at Ravindra Enclave, Phase III, Baltana, on Monday.

Sangha sports panel president
Panchkula, April 26
Dr SS Sangha, principal, Dashmesh Girls College of Education, Badal (Muktsar), has been elected as president of the Panjab University Sports Committee (PUSC) for 2011-12 at the general body meeting here today.

Benefits extended to left out ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, April 26
The Chandigarh Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has ruled that the revised pay scales and consequent pensionary benefits fixed by the Fifth Pay Commission to the personnel below officer rank (PBOR) should be applicable with effect from January 1, 1996, instead of October 10, 1997.


Worker succumbs to burn injuries
Dera Bassi, April 26
An injured factory worker, who was admitted in the PGI, Chandigarh, succumbed to burn injuries last night. The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Bhuwan Joshi, employed in Ceepham Milk Industries, situated in Bhagwanpur on the Barwala road, Dera Bassi


Shooting at court complex
Accused out on bail
Chandigarh, April 26
With just more than a year after an undertrial was shot on Ambala court complex, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to one of the accused in the Vikas Manchanda case.In the petition filed through counsel Jasgit Bedi, Manchanda had claimed that he had been implicated in the case “without any basis.”


Bus overturns, driver booked for rash driving
Chandigarh, April 26
A total of 23 passengers, travelling in a Haryana Roadways bus, had a narrow escape when their bus overturned at the Sector 31, 32, 46 and 47 roundabout here this morning. Four passengers out of 23 received minor injuries and were discharged after the preliminary treatment from the GMCH-32. The bus driver Rajesh Kumar has been arrested in a case of rash and negligent driving.


Gaggi stars in Satluj-B win
Panchkula, April 26
All round performance by Gurinder Gaggi (109 runs and two for 17) enabled Satluj Academy B team beat Kundan Cricket Academy-45, Chandigarh, by 145 runs and enter the semifinal of the Satluj Under-19 Hot Weather Tournament in the last league match held at Satluj grounds here today.


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