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Angry slum dwellers burn jhuggis after demolitions
Panchkula, May 7
In an aftermath of a demolition drive carried out by Haryana Urban Development Authority late last evening in the Industrial Area here, angry slum dwellers burnt down the remnants of their demolished jhuggis.
Smouldering jhuggis after a demolition drive
Smouldering jhuggis after a demolition drive carried out by HUDA against illegal constructions in Harmilap Nagar, Panchkula, on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

An error of judgement
Chandigarh, May 7
A day after an accident claimed two lives here, Vinod Kumar still has no clue to how a Maruti car he was driving collided with a truck, killing his wife and mother-in-law.

An old picture of Vinod Kumar with his family.
An old picture of Vinod Kumar with his family.



Palsora resident killed in clash
Chandigarh, May 7
A resident of Palsora, Harvinder Singh, was murdered late last night following a clash between two groups in the locality. The accused, Sanjay Haji, has been arrested.

Red Cross Day gift for physically challenged
Chandigarh, May 7
Beginning tomorrow, the World Red Cross Day, the UT chapter of the Indian Red Cross Society will organise a series of health camps for identifying physically challenged persons who live in slums and villages of the UT.

Good response to auction of commercial sites
Panchkula, May 7
The successful auction of commercial sites in various sectors brought cheer among the HUDA authorities, which had been bogged down by lukewarm response to its various auctions for the past two years.

Lawyers collect signatures
Chandigarh, May 7
A three-paged resolution signed by 106 advocates of the district court till this evening, supported the resolution passed by the High Court Bar Association yesterday, seeking “immediate transfer of all local judges alleged to have been involved in the corruption case.”

PU project to clean Siachen
Chandigarh, May 7
Panjab University has undertaken a project for cleaning up of the polluted environs at the world’s highest battlefield at Siachen.

New policy prohibits trading in blood
Chandigarh, May 7
Trading in blood, including sale and purchase of blood and blood products, has been prohibited under the new national blood policy formulated by the Government of India.



Congress dares MC officials to come clean
Chandigarh, May 7
All 12 councillors of the Congress sought an inquiry here today into allegations that its members were interfering in the work of municipal officials. They met the MC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, and gave him a memorandum in this regard.

Expedite garden expansion project
n pursuance of its policy of making Chandigarh a City of Gardens, the Chandigarh Administration converted last year a badly affected slum area of Sector 44 into a beautiful park. 

  • Bus commuters’ woes

  • Stray animals

  • Low-budget hotels

Villagers air grievances
Zirakpur, May 7
Residents of Bhabhat and some other villages which have been affected by the notification issued by the authorities of the Chandigarh Air Force Station raising objections over massive construction around the airfiled area up to 900 metres from the fencing, took the matter with Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA from Kharar, here today.

CRPF jawans try to control the fire
CRPF jawans try to control the fire that broke out in a forest near Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Fire in jungle near Hallo Majra
Chandigarh, May 7
A smouldering pyre in Hallo Majra village cremation ground here today caused fire to the nearby jungle. Though no loss of life or major property was reported, the fire engines had to fight for an hour to douse it.


A large number of Ram Darbar residents on Tuesday gheraoed the Sector 31 police station, protesting against the police inaction. 

Mohali Club pools open on Sunday
SAS Nagar, May 7
This summer there is a good news for the members of the Mohali Club — come Sunday and they will be able to avail facility of modern swimming pools, one for the adults and other for the children.



Police searching for Dadu Majra resident
Chandigarh, May 7
The local police has launched a manhunt for a Dadu Majra resident who had allegedly received Rs 2 lakh in fake currency notes from a resident of Muzzafarnagar some time ago.

Rs 1 lakh stolen from scooter dickey
Dera Bassi, May 7
A sum of Rs 1 lakh was stolen from the dickey of a scooter in broad daylight today from a heavily populated area. The scooter was parked in front of the local Market Committee office.

Mechanic’s body found in Sector 21
Chandigarh, May 7
The body of a 40-year old person was found near the Sector 21 Post Office today. The deceased was a mechanic working in the motor market. The police suspect that excessive drinking could be the cause of his death.


GBA employees resort to fast
Chandigarh, May 7
The 28-day-old agitation of the Groz Beckert Asia Workers Union today entered a new phase today when the general secretary and joint secretary and three other executive members of the union went on 24-hour fast.



Entrance tests dates clash
Chandigarh, May 7
The dates of the entrance examinations to LLB courses being conducted by Panjab University and Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, are clashing. Both examinations are scheduled for June 8.

PU employees’ protest today
Chandigarh, May 7
Non-teaching employees of Panjab University would wear black badges tomorrow in protest against the “indifferent and passive attitude of authorities towards their demands”, a press note of the Panjab University (Non-teaching) Employees Federation said here today.

Mock test for IAS aspirants
Chandigarh, May 7
The Panjab University Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations will conduct a free mock general-studies test of the Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) on May 11 at 9 am on the centre premises.


HFC allowed to withdraw notice
Chandigarh, May 7
In a statement before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, counsel for Haryana Financial Corporation today sought permission to withdraw a notice issued to Sandeep Ceramics Private Limited — a company owned by the son of Justice A.S. Garg, one-member-commission appointed by the Punjab Government for looking into the allegations of corruption of the previous government.

  • Drug price

  • Bail plea

  • Treatment charges

Cheema bailed out
Chandigarh, May 7
Former CIA Inspector, Jasbir Singh Cheema, who was arrested by the CBI in a corruption case, was today granted bail by a local court. He was granted bail on the furnishing bond of Rs 25,000 with two sureties of the same amount by the UT CBI Special Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today afternoon.



New system to treat drug addicts
SAS Nagar, May 7
A new treatment, ultra rapid opiate detoxification, has been introduced here to help drug addicts regain control of their own lives. Stating this at a press conference today, Dr Parmod Kumar, consultant neuropsychiatrist at the local Silver Oaks Hospital, said the procedure had perhaps been introduced for the first time in the country.

68 beauticians attend AIDS awareness workshop
Chandigarh, May 7
Sixtyeight beauticians attended the AIDS awareness workshop organised by the Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with State AIDS Control Society, UT, at Dharamshala in Kishangarh village today.



Baraldi AldoItalian coach to train roller hockey team
Chandigarh, May 7
Roller hockey coach Baraldi Aldo from Italy came to city on an 18-day visit yesterday. He has been invited by the Roller Skating Federation of India and will train the national roller hockey team in both men and women sections. The three-week-long camp is being held at KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7. Baraldi Aldo stressed on the need to put more emphasis on personalised coaching to a budding skater.

Saurabh, Gopal win snooker ties
Chandigarh, May 7
Saurabh Nayyar defeated Sandeep Kochhar 2-0 (68-20, 67-28) on the fifth day of the 3rd Saurabh Khattar Memorial Snooker Tournament played here at the Chandigarh Club. Gopal Gupta defeated Amit Jain 2-1 (68-30, 20-63, 59-41), Anandit Joshi outplayed Vishal Gupta 2-1 (34-71, 58-47, 55-29) while Judge Bali beat Rajesh Jain 2-0 (57-33, 48-40). In the billiards meet, G.S. Batra outclassed Rajesh Jain 150-111 while Vishal Gupta defeated H.S. Chadha 155-127.

  • Roller skating meet

  • Cricket tourney

  • Army School win


Composition of UT Advisory Council flayed
Chandigarh, May 7
Composition of the UT Advisory Council has come in for criticism from different quarters and the critics have urged the Administrator to review and expand the body and include more representatives of the people.

CHD demolishes illegal houses in Mauli Jagran
Chandigarh, May 7
The Chandigarh Housing Board today demolished 12 illegal houses, four of them new, in the Mauli Jagran complex amidst protests from the Deputy Mayor, Mr Balraj Singh.Top

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