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Inspector quits
Disturbed over departmental inquiry against him
Chandigarh, May 23
Protesting against the departmental inquiry initiated against him for alleged insubordination, Inspector Amanjot Singh, Crime Branch in charge, submitted his resignation to senior officers today. He resigned pleading that he was innocent and was being victimised by ASP (Central) Desraj Singh, who prepared a special report against him.

Impose house tax, Planning Commission tells UT
Chandigarh, May 23
The Planning Commission of India today told the UT Administration to impose house tax. The commission told the Administration to raise its resources from all possible sources, including house tax, to fund its plan. The Administration had already issued a number of letters to the Municipal Corporation (MC), asking it to impose house tax, but the MC has not done so.



EARLIER STORIES



PIL in HC on stray dog terror
Chandigarh, May 23
Less than a fortnight after The Tribune launched a campaign against the stray dog menace, a petition in public interest was today filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court to check the problem.

Petrol, power, water present stories of dismay
Chandigarh, May 23
Though the hike in prices of petrol was expected for some time, the sharp hike of Rs 7.50 came as a shock for residents. The new prices would be effective from midnight. There were long queues outside filling stations this evening as people flocked those as soon as they learnt about the hike.

Third day of sweat in a row
Chandigarh, May 23
Frequent and long unscheduled power cuts in various sectors left residents fuming over the laxity of the UT Administration here today.

Supply is irregular, pressure remains low
Chandigarh, May 23
With the rise in mercury, drinking water has started eluding residents of the city. The situation is grim for those living on the first and second floors. They have to suffer irregular water supply and low pressure every day. Residents of Sectors 18, 20, 21, 29, 38, 40, 43 and 50 said they had been facing water scarcity for the last many days.



COMMUNITY



AIMING HIGH: Students at the job fest organised by the Universal Group of Institutes, Lalru, at the PHD Chamber in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rs 60,000 fine slapped on Pepsi
Chandigarh, May 23
Coming down heavily on the soft drink company Pepsi and its distributor for supplying a bottle with a housefly in it to a Sector 15 resident, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I slapped a fine of Rs 60,000 on the company.

Dog sterilisation project hits a roadblock
Panchkula, May 23
The dog sterilisation project has hit a roadblock in the town as the contractor concerned has stopped catching stray dogs. Not even a single dog has been sterilised in the last three months. However, there has been no increase in the dog bite cases.

MC may outsource parks to RWAs
Chandigarh, May 23
Having learnt no lesson from past experiences, the municipal corporation (MC) is again coming up with a policy to outsource parks to resident welfare associations (RWAs) for routine maintenance by disbursing nominal charges as grant. The issue will be tabled in the agenda of the next meeting of the finance and contract committee (F&CC) for its approval.

System for semi-automatic parking lots installed
Chandigarh, May 23
Waking up from slumber after eight months, the municipal corporation (MC) installed the system to make the semi-automatic parking lots functional at Sector 17 here today. Two months ago, the finance and contract committee had approved that all parking lots at Sector 17 would be made fully automatic.

A computer installed for the semi-automatic parking lot at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.

Murder outside district courts
Accused still at large
Mohali, May 23
The murderers of Saudagar Singh, who was brutally hacked to death with an axe outside the local district courts yesterday, are still at large.

Committed to faith


Panj Piyaras lead the Ďnagar kirtaní on Guru Arjun Devís martyrdom day in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh scan
Industrial policy for UT sought
Anil Kumar, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary-Industries, Chandigarh Administration, has urged the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to draft an industrial policy for Chandigarh. ďLetís focus on a few key areas and draft a policy to give a vision and guidance to the industry in Chandigarh.

Electronic benefit transfer in Mohali
Mohali, May 23
The state government and State-Level Banker Committee, Punjab, have selected the Mohali district for the implementation of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) under which all social security benefits will be transferred electronically to the bank accounts of beneficiaries and they will be able to get the money at their doorstep.

Punjab has highest illegal migrants in UK, says British High Commissioner
Chandigarh, May 23 "Punjab has the largest proportion of illegal migrants in the UK as compared to all other states of India," said British High Commissioner James Bevan here today while announcing the new Deputy High Commission Office in Chandigarh. The office would focus on boosting trade and investment between the UK and India.

Army commanderís commendation for law institute principal
Chandigarh, May 23
Dr Geeta Joshi, principal, Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali, has been awarded the Army Commanderís Commendation for her services to the AIL by bringing all-round development in the field of academics and extra curricular activities. The AIL is now at the 14th rank among law institutes in the country.

Haryana to impose house tax
Panchkula, May 23
Even as the Haryana government has decided to go ahead with the imposition of house tax for the current fiscal year, owners of 14-marla and one-kanal houses are likely to get major relief as they will have to pay a meagre amount compared to Rs 10,000, the amount fixed earlier.

Notice to MHA on travel facilities to freedom fighters
Chandigarh, May 23
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Acting Chief Justice M.M. Kumar and Justice Alok Singh, issued notices for July 26 to the Union Aviation Ministry and the Union Home Ministry on a PIL for free air travel facility to freedom fighters.

EDUCATION

CBSE: Class X results
400 city students score CGPA 10
Chandigarh, May 23
The Central Board Of Secondary Education class X results to be declared tomorrow will leave the city hitting a new high with 400 city students hitting a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

PU students to evaluate teachers
Chandigarh, May 23
It is official now. The Panjab University students will be evaluating teachers by giving their feedbacks over four different parameters finalised by the university. However, the feedback would be a toothless exercise as it would remain strictly between the teachers and the students; the teachers will not be held accountable for the feedback they receive from the students. The exercise would be done at the end of each semester. The forms would be uploaded on the PU website soon.

BEd colleges told to set things right
Chandigarh, May 23
Panjab University has asked the 51 BEd colleges found guilty of violating norms of the National Council for Teacher Education to set things right latest by June 30 or face disaffiliation.

PU rolls back hike in hostel charges and fines
Chandigarh, May 23
Facing criticism from the students over the decision to hike various hostel charges and fines, Panjab University today decided that there would be no hike in any of the items.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Cambridge University selects 2 SGPC-sponsored students
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 23
The Cambridge University has selected two students for higher studies from the 12 applicants being sponsored by the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC). Both the selected candidates, Rav Partap Singh from Chandigarh and Shinjini Singh from Lucknow, were honoured by Jathedar Avtar Singh, president SGPC, in a simple ceremony at the local MG College today.

MC POLLS PATIALA: BATTLE OF BALLOT
Development of city a farce
Patiala, May 23
In what may be termed as a major failure of the Patiala municipal corporation, the civic body has fared bad as far as the developmental projects are concerned. Except for a couple of projects, including setting up a sewerage treatment plant (STP), the SAD-BJP house has failed to deliver on a majority of its promises.

SAD announces candidates
Patiala, May 23
With an eye on the coveted post of Mayor, the kith and kin of six SAD leaders are all set to contest the Patiala municipal corporation elections. With this one question arises ó whether the SAD-BJP will be able to repeat its victory in the civic poll. The election results will be out on June 10.

Unending wait for LPG cylinders
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 23
In spite of the direction by the Deputy Commissioner to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) officials to improve the LPG supply at the gas agency in Bassi Pathana and the District Food and Civil Supply Controller (DFSC) to streamline the distribution of gas to consumers, nothing has been done. Consumers still have to wait for months to get a gas cylinder. It has affected the common man and women have to make frequent rounds of the gas agency, which is 2 km away from the town, to know the status of the booking.

Murder bid
2 Youth Akali leaders booked
Kharar, May 23
Two leaders of the Youth Akali Dal, Jasinder Singh Lali and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Chindi, were booked on the charge of attempt to murder here today. Lali and Chindi, both leaders of the Youth Akali Dal, are said to be old rivals and today lodged complaints against each other.

Youth kills father in Pinjore
Kalka, May 23
A 22-year-old youth brutally killed his father around 7 am at Shiv Colony (Ward No. 7) in Pinjore today. According to police sources, some altercation took place between 50-year-old Ranbir and his wife Rajbala last evening, which continued till the wee hours.

COURTS

Ruchika girhotra molestation case
HC gives Admn time till July 18
Chandigarh, May 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the Chandigarh Administration time to inform the Bench about the action taken after an inquiry report was submitted in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

CRIME

Pickpockets active at GMSH-16
Chandigarh, May 23
Patients at crowded OPDs of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) at Sector 16 here have reason to be extra-cautious. Pickpockets are active at the hospital. Many a patient and their attendants have already lost their valuables to them. Victims generally avoid lodging police complaints.

Six arrested for betting during IPL match
Chandigarh, May 23
The Special Investigation of Team (SIT) of the UT Police arrested six persons who were betting huge amounts on IPL matches. The six were arrested from a residence in Sector 44. The police also recovered cash amounting to Rs 1.5 lakh, several mobile phones, fake SIM cards, two Laptops, computer monitor, Fortune Toyota and hand written slips from their possession. The six were betting during the IPL match being played at Pune on May 22 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi.

3 cheating cases registered
Chandigarh, May 23
The police registered three cases of cheating worth lakhs yesterday. BK Jain of Sector 35 and others alleged that Ajay Kumar Atal, Mrinal Atal, Reema Atal and other directors of the G-Star group of companies at Sector 20 had taken about Rs 10 lakh from them.

SPORTS

Tennis Meet
Raunaq, Sabrang dominate
Chandigarh, May 23
Raunaq Singh and Sabrang Sandal defeated Mayank Arya and Naman Sehrawat (6-1 and 6-2) in the U-14 doubles category during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys' and Girls' (U-14 and U-18) being held at the CLTA courts and Lake Sports Complex here.

A player all set to play a shot during the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Fathegarh Sahib amass 428 runs
Chandigarh, May 23
An all-round performance by Karan Aggarwal (139) and Ramneet Singh (121) put Fathegarh Sahib in a strong position during the ongoing Punjab Inter-District Plate Division Match Cricket Tournament here today.

St John's outplay St Anne's in cricket
Chandigarh, May 23
In the first match of the ongoing first Brother McCann Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-18) being played at St John's School, Sector 26, the hosts defeated St Anne's by eight wickets whereas in the second clash the team tasted defeat against St Saupin's School. The hosts bundled out St Anne's on a mere total of 74 runs. Aditya took 4 for 21 whereas his teammate Jayant claimed 2 for 4.

Cricket: DPS make it to final
Chandigarh, May 23
Delhi Public School, Sector 40, booked a berth in the final of the ongoing fourth Inter-School Saupin's Gold Cup Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-14) here today.

Cricket meet
Chandigarh outdo Ambala
Chandigarh, May 23
The local cricket team defeated Ambala during the ongoing first Rajinder Singh Cricket Championship for boys (U-16) here today. The local team posted a total of 185 for 7.

A match in progress at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

7 players selected for karate meet
Chandigarh, May 23
A total of seven karate players will represent the nation in the upcoming sixth International Karate Championship to be organised by Nepal Karate Federation from May 29 to June 3.

Skating carnival from May 26
Panchkula, May 23
Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, will organise the Manav Mangal Open Speed Skating Carnival from May 26 to 27, here.

 

 


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