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Whisky goes the beer way
Liquor traders slash prices by 25 to 40 per cent
Chandigarh, May 18
Liquor lovers in the city never had it so good. After buying beer at cheap rates, now whisky is also available with hefty discounts. Liquor merchants in the city today slashed the rates of all brands of whisky by anything between 25 per cent and 40 per cent, thus opening a new price war in the business.

Vigilance Dept arrests municipal councillor
SAS Nagar, May 18
The Punjab Vigilance Department today formally arrested a municipal councillor of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, Mr Amrik Singh Mohali, in connection with the disproportionate assets case registered against a former PWD minister, Mr Sucha Singh Langah.

Dy Director held taking bribe
Chandigarh, May 18
The UT Vigilance Department today arrested the Regional Deputy Director of the government's Song and Drama Division, Madhu Dalela, for allegedly demanding and accepting illegal gratification for releasing payments to artistes.


Time for a splash
Time for a splash: With mercury soaring above 42°C, a male elephant sprinkles water over himself, while his partner quenches thirst from a tap in Chhatbir Zoo on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Karam Singh

Red Cross to trace missing persons
Chandigarh May 18
For all those who have been separated from a loved one or have a family member or friend missing and all efforts at tracing him or her have failed, there is help available at the nearest office of the Indian Red Cross Society.

Two killed in road mishap
Lalru, May 18
Two persons riding a scooter were killed on the spot when a tanker crushed them to death on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near here, this morning. Mr Gian Chand and Mr Shiv Das were riding the scooter (PB-11K-8573) and were approaching the main road when the tanker (HR-14-6105) mowed them down.



‘Redress public grievances promptly’
Panchkula, May 18
The Finance Minister, Prof Sampat Singh, today emphasised the need for redressing the grievances of the public on a priority basis and directed district officials to take prompt action on all kinds of complaints.

Rare manuscripts on display
Chandigarh, May 18
The appeal of 36 manuscripts, adorning the newly-inaugurated Manuscript Section of the Natural History Museum in Sector 10, lies in its rarity. 
Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) reads a rare manuscript
Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) reads a rare manuscript, which forms a part of 36 manuscripts collected in the new ‘section’ of the Natural History Museum of Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Commuters sweat in unending queues
etting train reservation at Chandigarh’s Northern Railway Reservation Office in ISBT (Sector 17) has become a Herculean task. The condition of the commuters in the reservation office is pitiable. 

An example for others to follow
Panchkula, May 18
The plight of an unknown woman, whose husband had collapsed in Chattbir Zoo, moved two young school teachers beyond their call of duty. Caring two hoots about the legal wranglings involved, the two women stood up to help a Maharashtrian tourist, who lost her husband while on a picnic to Chattbir Zoo yesterday.
Two young school teachers — Ms Renu Grover and Ms Mannat Dhillon — who went beyond their call of duty to help a tourist couple in distress
Two young school teachers — Ms Renu Grover and Ms Mannat Dhillon — who went beyond their call of duty to help a tourist couple in distress. — A Tribune photograph



ASI booked under Arms Act
Panchkula, May 18
An Assistant Sub-Inspector posted with the police control room staff here, has been placed under suspension for illegal possession of arms by the Yamunanagar police. According to information available, ASI Bashir Khan was away on leave to his native village under Jatlana police station in Yamunanagar district. He reportedly had some land dispute there, as a result of which there was an altercation with the other party.





Stationery items given to poor students

Chandigarh, May 18
Launching a social welfare scheme to encourage poor children to continue with their studies, Government High School, Sector 40 distributed free stationery items to about 100 students from various slum colonies of Chandigarh and nearby areas at a function organised in school here today.

Stationery items being given to poor students at a function
Stationery items being given to poor students at a function organised at Government High School, Sector 40, Chandigarh on Saturday.

Bhatti to start theatre workshops for children
Chandigarh, May 18
Renowned comedian Jaspal Bhatti has decided to venture into the field of children’s theatre workshops.

School likely to get quality certificate
Chandigarh, May 18
DAV Public School, Sector 8, is likely to attain the status of the first internationally certified school in the city after it gets ISO 9001:2000. The certificate is management specific and lays standards for quality systems for the management.

Children of Mount Carmel School
Children of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, are decked up for a fancy dress show at 3 BRD Lecma Auditorium in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Fancy dress contest in school
Chandigarh, May 18
Students from K. G. to X classes displayed their talents in an inter-house fancy dress competition, organised by Mount Carmel School at LECMA, 3BRD, Air Force Station, here today. Dressed as soldiers, milkman, Osama bin Laden, ‘nagin’, symbol of justice etc, they impressed the audience by their brilliant performances.

Students get prizes
Chandigarh, May 18
As many as 142 students were awarded prizes at the annual function of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.

‘Need to reorient children’
Chandigarh, May 18
The seminar on ‘Guidance and counselling in 21st century,’ organised by the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, concluded today. 


Scooter market issue: petition admitted
Chandigarh, May 18
A writ petition, challenging Chandigarh Administration’s move to shift the scooter market to Sector 43-B, has been admitted by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta.

Cell chairman testifies
Chandigarh, May 18
The chairman of the Economic and Planning Cell, Mr R.R. Bhardwaj, has recorded his statement before the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, in a defamation complaint filed by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee against the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his son, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, besides two other respondents.



Thriller that runs a little too fast
ANGER’ (KC) is a thriller that runs a little too fast and struggles to make a convincing finish. It stops at places to catch up its exhausted breath before hurrying up with the next part.

Bhupinder BabbalMusic album released
Chandigarh, May 18
Combining tradition with contemporary style of singing, Bhupinder Babbal, after a break of two years, is back with another folk-based album, “Jhanjhar Naal Dupatta”, which he released at a hotel here today.


Sanjay Kumar, a rag-picker, engaged by GH-16 to collect raw hospital waste from the campus, is seen emptying the same into a composting pit
Sanjay Kumar, a rag-picker, engaged by GH-16 to collect raw hospital waste from the campus, is seen emptying the same into a composting pit. — A Tribune photo

GH-16 self-sufficient in waste disposal
Chandigarh, May 18
In less than a month of evolving an eco-friendly strategy of disposing of biomedical waste generated on their premises the Sector 16 General Hospital authorities have already become self-sufficient in waste disposal. With two biodung composting units and seven vermicomposting units installed on the campus, the hospital is close to attaining ‘green campus status’.

Awareness week
Chandigarh, May 18
An organ and tissue donation public awareness week will be organised by the PGI from May 20. The aim of the week is to create awareness among the public about saving lives by an individual even after death if organs like cornea, bone, skin and other tissue are donated and transplanted.

Nursing homes raided
Dera Bassi, May 18
In an effort to check pre-natal sex-determination tests, the Punjab Health authorities conducted raids at five private nursing homes, including a private dental college here, today.



Infighting in CBA takes new turn
Chandigarh, May 18
The rift among the office-bearers of the Chandigarh Basketball Association has widened with Col A. S. Judge, president of the association, refusing to recognise the services of Mr K. S. Bharti, honorary secretary of the association.

Golf coaching camp postponed
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh Golf Association has postponed the annual summer coaching camp, which will be held from May 20 to 27. According to Mr Jesse Grewal, Director, Hero Honda CGA Golf Academy, the camp will now be held from May 27 to June 6.


Advts removed from police station walls
Dera Bassi, May 18
In less than 24 hours after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the violation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directions by officials of the Dera Bassi police station who had allowed the painting of huge advertisements of a soft drink manufacturing company on the station walls, the authorities today got the walls painted white.

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