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Fire safety forgotten
Chandigarh, May 7
Ignoring fire safety norms, the UT urban planning department has urged the Municipal Corporation (MC) fire department to issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) to the TDI mall management multiplex in Sector 17. 


Potable water flows unchecked at Rose Garden in Sector 16, Chandigarh
For some, water not precious: Potable water flows unchecked at Rose Garden in Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PGI doctors on mass casual leave today
Chandigarh, May 7
Patient care at the PGI is set to be hit tomorrow as resident doctors have decided to go on mass casual leave for one day. They have been on protest since May 3 over the alleged attempt of a technician to manhandle a doctor. During the general body meeting of doctors this evening, they decided to go on mass casual leave for 24 hours. Doctors deputed at the emergency, operation theatres and intensive care units will be on duty during this period. — TNS

Traffic constable hit by SUV
Chandigarh, May 7
Barely two days after two Home Guard volunteers with the UT police were assaulted in separate incidents, a traffic police constable was injured after he was hit by an SUV bearing a Delhi registration number at the Sector 24/25 lights here this evening.

Couple killed in road mishap
Ashok Kumar and Santosh Chandigarh, May 7
In a tragic incident, a couple died while their 10-year-old daughter was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Sector 40 late last night. The victims were riding a Kinetic Honda scooter when a rashly driven car hit them and fled, leaving them injured on the road.

Ashok Kumar and Santosh

An official tries her hand at the new computerised X-Ray. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan GMSh-16 getting computerised
Chandigarh, May 7
The city residents can hope for better health care at Government Mulit-Speicialty Hospital, Sector 16, in near future as the authorities have started computerisation of many facilities including X-ray machines, pharmacy, and even reports of diagnostic laboratories.

An official tries her hand at the new computerised X-Ray. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

One arrested in kidney scam
Mohali, May 7
Cracking the infamous kidney scam, the Mohali police today arrested Fagu Lal, alias Sachin, here. He is one of the five accused in the case. The others are Manju Pandey, her sons Amitabh and Abhishek, Shakeel and Vikas.


Civic body employees go on strike
Mohali, May 7
Work in the office of the municipal council came to a standstill after employees went on a strike today.

Curbing crime tops DCP’s priority list
Panchkula, May 7
Curbing crime and maintaining law and order will top the priority list of the new Deputy Commissioner of Police, Parul Jain, who assumed the charge this morning.

Garbage collectors win, pilot project scrapped
Chandigarh, May 7
The municipal corporation (MC) has succumbed to the pressure of the door-to-door employees association and scrapped its pilot project of garbage collection at Sector 22, launched with pomp and show a fortnight ago.

Leaders of door-to-door garbage-collection workers meet MC councillors Pardeep Chhabra and Subhash Chawla at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Monday (Left) and Garbage-collection workers protest in front of the processing plant near the Dadu Majra Colony in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photos: Pradeep Tewari & S Chandan

Admn says no to generator sets
Chandigarh, May 7
In the new policy on mobile phone towers, the UT Administration has decided not to allow generator sets on and around building with mobile towers.

No monkey business, this
Chandigarh, May 7
With the monkey menace rising in the city and no permanent solution in sight, the UT Administration has now decided to hire trained monkey catchers and pay them for every monkey they catch. The forest and wildlife department has floated tenders to hire the monkey catchers. Earlier, the Administration was mulling to hire Gurgaon-based monkey catchers and paying them Rs 300 per monkey. But later it decided to invite all the interested parties through a tender.

Northern sectors worst hit
Chandigarh, May 7
The monkey menace is widespread in the city, specially in northern sectors. Their favourite hanging spots are in Sectors 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 26, 27 and 28.
The menace is forcing residents to stay indoors during morning and evening. Troops of monkeys have been terrorising residents with their aggressive antics.

Special train to Vaishno Devi likely
Chandigarh, May 7
Keeping in view the huge rush to the Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra in Jammu and Kashmir the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) would launch a special train from the city.

Drive against tinted glass: 60 challaned
Mohali, May 7
A car with tinted glass drives past two policemen in Mohali on Monday. Following the Apex Court's directions, the Mohali Police has begun a special drive against tinted glass here. So far, it has issued 60 challans.

Over 1000 challaned in four days

A car with tinted glass drives past two policemen in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Venting ire against authorities: Residents of EWS flats protest against the estate office authorities at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan
Venting ire against authorities: Residents of EWS flats protest against the estate office authorities at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Yayawar Theatre fest concludes 
Chandigarh, May 7
Artistes perform the play ‘Adamzat’ during the Yayawar Theatre Festival at Vivek High Scool, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Monday. The two day Yayawar Theatre festival presented by the National School of Drama Repertory company, New Delhi, in association with the Rang Virasat and Vivek High school, and the Tribune group of newspapers as the media advisor, concluded at the school auditorium here today. Both the plays, Aadamjad and Panchlight, transported the elite city audience to the world of traditional folk theatre of Rajasthan and Bihar, with the elements of Nautanki genre pervasive their in.

Artistes perform the play ‘Adamzat’ during the Yayawar Theatre Festival at Vivek High Scool, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Clockwise: Sector 30, Sector 29, Sector 23.  Sector 10, tribune photos: s chandan,


No prof, associate prof to be hired
Chandigarh, May 7
In the wake of the moral code of conduct of the forthcoming Senate elections, Panjab University has decided not to hire any professors or associate professors till the Senate election. However, recruitment to 50 per cent of the posts of assistant professor advertised by it recently will be done.

Online exam a hit among students
Chandigarh, May 7
Students come out after appearing in the AIEEE at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Gharuan Contrary to the apprehensions of the thousands of their counterparts, over 400 city students seemed quite satisfied with their decision to choose the online medium for All India Engineering Entrance Examination rather than the conventional pen-and-paper format as the online question paper reportedly turned out to be much easier than the offline one held on April 29.

Students come out after appearing in the AIEEE at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Gharuan, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

90 receive diplomas in convocation
Chandigarh, May 7
As many as 90 students of classical music (vocal and instrumental), classical dances and fine arts (painting) of northern region were conferred upon diplomas of Bhaskar and Visharad final at the Pracheen Kala Kendra convocation held at Randhawa Auditorium yesterday.


Residents air grievances during public darbar
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 7
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, has directed all officials not to leave office without seeking permission.

Culinary workshop for special kids begins
Patiala, May 7
A week-long culinary workshop being organised by the Women Studies Centre of Punjabi University, Patiala, for the students from Deaf and Dumb School, Saifdipur, began at the Department of Hotel Management in the university campus today. Col Karminder Singh and Dr Manju Verma, Director of the Women Studies Centre, inaugurated the workshop.

School holds oath-taking ceremony 
Patiala, May 7
Punjab Public School, Nabha, held the oath taking ceremony of the new head boy, head girl and other school functionaries.

Despite ban, sand quarrying thrives
Ambala, May 7
Sand being loaded in a truck on the Markanda riverbed Though the Punjab and Haryana High Court has imposed a ban on sand quarrying, the practice continues unabated in Markanda and Tangri rivers. Despite the police and the mining department initiating steps to curb illegal mining in the district, the nexus between mining mafia and influential persons has foiled their efforts. 

Sand being loaded in a truck on the Markanda riverbed. A Tribune photograph

51 couples tie the knot
Ambala, May 7
As many as 51 couples belonging to economically weaker sections of society tied the knot during a mass marriage ceremony organised by Param Satya Dham, a religious society of Ambala City, here today.


Conversion charges can differ with location: HC
Chandigarh, May 7
In a significant judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that conversion charges can be different for buildings within and outside the lal dora.

Procedure to allot land for vends not transparent: HC
Chandigarh, May 7
Chandigarh Administration has little reason to say cheers!

UT SSP deposes in CBI court
Chandigarh, May 7
The UT SSP Naunihal Singh today appeared in the CBI court as a witness in connection with a case registered against a UT police sub-inspector. Evidence was being recorded in the case and the SSP had accorded prosecution sanction to the CBI.


sector-6 robbery
Main accused still at large

Panchkula, May 7
Even after three-and-a-half-month, the police has failed to arrest the main accused in the Sector-6 robbery case in which an elderly couple was robbed of cash and jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh on January 22, last year.

Man stabbed 
Chandigarh, May 7
A 25-year-old youth was stabbed by two people at the roundabout of Sector 32-33-45-46 here last night. The youth, Suresh Kumar, a Ram Darbar resident, was helped by a PCR van while he was lying on the road in an injured state.


Cricket fans Sitting with their fingers crossed
Chandigarh, May 7
“Will we make it this time?” is the biggest question in the minds of the Kings XI fans these days as the IPL-Season V reaches its culmination point within the coming few days. Placed rather low throughout the tournament, the hopes were raised last week in a match before the one with Rajasthan Royals when they were placed fourth on the list. They had been placed at seventh a little while earlier, before their defeat, on Saturday, when they lost to the Rajasthan Royals.

Kings XI team members at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Monday.(L) and  Cricket fans during the IPL match on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Local team take vital first innings lead against Mohali
Chandigarh, May 7
Making a strong grip over the ML Markan Trophy, the local cricket team secured a vital first innings lead against Mohali, during their encounter, at the YPS School, here today.

A cricket match in progress at YPS, Mohali, on Monday. tribune photo: vicky gharu

Livewire Royals, PEC Warriors register wins
Chandigarh, May 7
The cricket teams of Livewire Royals, Sector 46, and that of the PEC Warriors, Sector 12 register, won in their respective matches during the ongoing Forever seven-a-side Cricket Tournament organised to promote body donation after death, here.

SAI win overall gymnastics tourney
Chandigarh, May 7
The gymnastic team of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Panjab University extension, bagged the overall championship during the Sunday Gymnastic tourney, held at DAV College, Sector10, here yesterday.

Cricket trials on May 13
Panchkula, May 7
The Cricket Federation of Haryana will conduct selection trials to select boys (U-15) cricket team on May 13, at Hansraj Public School Cricket Ground, Sector 6 here.

Powerlifting trials for city team
Chandigarh, May 7
The Chandigarh Powerlifting Association will organise the trials to select the city sub- junior boys’ team on May 10 (3.30 pm), at Weightlifting Coaching Centre of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.



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