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Corpn swallows poor man’s money
Chandigarh, May 13
Bapu Dham resident Satish and hundreds like him can barely believe what the welfare wing of the state has done to him. He has been literally robbed of his hard earned money by those responsible for securing it.

Cheating spree of woman ends
Held for duping banks of lakhs of rupees
Indu Jagota Chandigarh, May 13
A woman allegedly duped 20 banks of lakhs of rupees in the city, Panchkula and Mohali in connivance with her husband who is now cooling heels in the Burail jail. The woman kept dodging the police for almost a year since her husband was arrested.
Indu Jagota




Congress differences come to fore
Chandigarh, May 13
Differences in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee came out in the open in front of the observer for elections to the party office-bearers (including president) and the-CTCC members here today.

Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee raise slogans to show differences to party observer from Delhi in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee raise slogans to show differences to party observer from Delhi in Chandigarh on Friday.

Garbage-processing unit cleared by MC
Chandigarh, May 13
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will employ the garbage-to-pellet making technology at the dumping ground in the city. A decision in this regard has been taken by a committee constituted by the corporation, sources said today.

Calf gets MC blow before birth
Chandigarh, May 13
A newly born calf became an alleged victim of the Municipal Corporation (MC) of Chandigarh even before it opened its eyes in the world. The calf has been feeding on bottled milk for the past five days, as its mother was seriously injured when the cattle catchers of the MC hit it with their truck. The cow is admitted in the veterinary hospital in Sector 38.
The injured cow lying at the Sector 38 hospital in Chandigarh on Friday.
The injured cow lying at the Sector 38 hospital in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo by Ramesh Handa

2 child marriages come to light
Panchkula, May 13
Children, aged between 10 and 15, danced around to celebrate the marriage of their 12-year-old friend and his 17-year-old cousin from Tibbi village. The brides aged 8 and 14, respectively, both sisters, sat coyly as they were married off at Bakshiwala Tibbi village in Pinjore on May 11.

9-month-old baby’s arm amputated due to doctors’ ‘negligence’
Chandigarh, May 13
Merely nine months’ old, and Ravneet Kaur has become a victim of fate. Her entire left arm was recently amputated at the GMCH-Sector 32 due to the alleged negligence of the doctors treating her for diarrhoea at the Civil Hospital, Samana.


Monopoly of local miners continues
Outside bidder forced to surrender contract

Panchkula, May 13
The state government’s claim of success in breaking the monopoly in mining of minor minerals from the 55 quarries in the district seem to have fallen flat, after one of the successful bidders, who is from outside Panchkula, has been forced to surrender the contract.

MC post poll postponed
Mohali, May 13
Mr Bharat Bhushan Maini is the candidate for the post of senior vice-president of the Municipal Council. The elections, which were to be held today, were postponed till May 16 as the government declared a holiday in connection with the death of Natha Singh Dalam, a former minister.

Slum-dwellers to get flats on rent
Chandigarh, May 13
The Chandigarh Administration today assured a delegation of the local Congress, led by its President B.B. Bahl, that all future development of the city, including the provision of civic and transport services and changes in rules and regulations, will be carried out keeping in mind the changing requirements of the Union Territory.

Corrupt should not be spared : BJP
Chandigarh, May 13
Appreciating the stand of the Chandigarh Administration against corruption in public life, the BJP today demanded strict action against accused in corruption cases irrespective of their party affiliations.

UT skyline for sale
Apartments a relief to South
I am in favour of having apartments on single unit houses for the following reasons:


Man held for stealing LPG cylinders
Chandigarh, May 13
The local police has arrested one person accused of stealing LPG cylinders. In a separate case, two persons were caught while carrying poppy husk, the local police said here today.

Cheat travel agent vanishes
Chandigarh, May 13
A Sector 34-based travel agent has allegedly duped several persons of Rs 1.3 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Australia on work permit.

Mystery shrouds girl’s death
Mohali, May 13
A teenaged girl of Sector 71, here died under mysterious circumstances today. The police and mediapersons reached the spot after getting the news that the Class VIII student had committed suicide. However, a doctor in the area stated that the girl died a natural death. It was reported that she was suffering from a mental problem for the past few years and was undergoing treatment.


Bank celebrates 43 yrs by launching new scheme
Chandigarh, May 12
The State Bank of Patiala (SBOP), main branch, Kalka, celebrated its 43rd anniversary on Tuesday. Mr S.C. Dhall, Senior Manager of the bank, distributed stationery material to 43 school children on this occasion and sweets were distributed among the customers. The branch was set up on this day in 1963.


School cabinet initiation ceremony held

Chandigarh, May 13
A ceremony of the school cabinet initiation and an inter-house fancy dress competition of the Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, was organised at LECMA theatre, 3 BRD, Air Force Station, Chandigarh.

Students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, in a cheerful mood during a fancy dress competition organised at the school on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, in a cheerful mood during a fancy dress competition organised at the school on Friday.

From Schools
Florence nightingale remembered

Chandigarh, May 13
Florence Nightingale was remembered on her birthday at a function organised at Ryan School here. A special assembly was conducted for the children.

Special kids sing odes to Earth
Chandigarh, May 13
Students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, celebrated Earth Day by holding song competitions on their campus today. As many as 21 students participated in the contest, which was based on the theme of “Mother Earth”. The jury members were Dr J. Kahlon and Ms P. Cheema.

Kids watch movie under TIE
Mohali, May 13
A film festival was started under The Tribune in Education (TIE) scheme for schoolchildren here today.

CET roll Nos dispatched
Chandigarh, May 13
Admit cards and roll numbers have been dispatched to all eligible candidates through registered mail for the Common Entrance Test (CET), which is being held by Panjab University on May 24. The test is for admission to MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, five year B.A. LLB (Hons) Integrated Course, B. Pharmacy & B.Sc. (Hons. School) courses for the session 2005-2006.


CAT Bar Association calls off stir
Chandigarh, May 13
There is good news for government employees seeking justice from the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Five cops among 10 get bail
Chandigarh, May 13
A local court today granted bail to 10 persons, including five police officials, in a defamation case filed by a Sector 22 resident.


Rediscovering the clown in oneself

L EARNING, as well as clowning, is an experience for the truth to manifest itself within the inner being. The experience of rediscovering ‘a clown’ in oneself has been most rejuvenating for the 15 intrusive participants of the workshop ‘Discover the clown within yourself’ conducted by an expert from Portugal, Ms. Ana Madureira, at the Alliance Fraincase here.

Artistes perform during a clown workshop organised by CEVA at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Friday.
Artistes perform during a clown workshop organised by CEVA at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Amritsar hunk turns towards films
M ODELLING was never the first choice for handsome hunk Inder Mohan. But after tasting the thrill of this glamour-rich profession, modelling soon took the shape of ardour for this Amritsar-born model.

New Release
See Sunny Deol back in action

“N O if, no but, Sirf Jatt”———. It is a tagline of Sunny Deol’s new movie “Jo Bole so Nihaal”. The title is based on the main character’s name Nihaal Singh. The film hit the silver screen yesterday after getting clearance from the censor board at Nirman Chandigarh, Fun Republic and Suraj Panchkula.

Chevrolet sports cars sizzle in city
T HIS is one car which you cannot ask for a test drive. It is one of the fastest cars sold one the planet. The Chevrolet Corvette, a sports car which has a top speed of 295 kmph, was on display in the city.

Two Chevrolet sports cars on display at Dynamic Motors, Industrial Area, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
Two Chevrolet sports cars on display at Dynamic Motors, Industrial Area, Chandigarh.

Mandira to star in play today
ACTORS Mandira Bedi and Samir Soni will be in the city tomorrow for the presentation of a comedy “Anything but Love”. The famous comedy of Raell Padamsee, is being brought to the city by Chitkara Institute, in collaboration with The Tribune.


Meningitis cases report negative
Chandigarh, May 13
The final test reports of the two suspected cases of meninigococcal meningitis at the PGI — 11-year-old Meena from Mohali and a 20-year-old woman from Saha, a town in Haryana — came out to be negative today, even as a suspected case of meningococal meningitis was admitted at Panchkula. Thirty years old Surjit of Burij Kotian village has been admitted in isolation ward of General Hospital, Panchkula.

Awareness activities mark nurses week
Chandigarh, May 13
The local branch of the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) is celebrating “International Nurses Week” from yesterday. The theme of the week is “Nurses for patient safety, targeting counterfeit and substandard medicine”.

Prize for PGI’s Director
Chandigarh, May 13
Prof. K.K Talwar, Director, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, has been selected for the Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize for 2003 for his work on the utility of end myocardial biopsy in tropical heart muscle disease.


GNPS girls bag handball title
Chandigarh, May 13
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, girls bagged the title in the 20th Chandigarh Sub-Junior Handball Championship played on the grounds of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here yesterday. In the final, GNPS-36 defeated GMSSS-21 by 18-8. In the boys section, Coaching Centre, Sector 42, will take on Coaching Centre, Sector 19, in the final. In the semi-finals held today, CC-44 beat Coaching Centre-23 by 21-11 while CC-19 defeated GMSSS-16 by 18-6.

CC-42 retain handball title
Chandigarh, May 13
Coaching Centre-42 retained the sub-junior handball title by defeating Coaching Centre Sector 19-A Team 22-15 in the final of the 20th Sub-Junior Chandigarh State Handball Championship being played at DAV School, Sector 8, here, today. The winners had established a lead of four goals (14-10) at half time.

Sanjiv, Deepika to represent city in trampoline meet
Chandigarh, May 13
Sanjiv Kumar of ITBP and Deepika Rawat of Ajit Karam Singh School have been selected in boys and girls categories of trampoline discipline to represent Chandigarh in the IIIrd National Trampoline and Acrobatics Championship. It is going to be held at Thane, Maharashtra, from May 29.

SAI official transferred
Chandigarh, May 13
Mr Satish Kumar Sarhadi, Assistant Director, Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been transferred from Sports Training Centre, Patiala to Netaji Subhas Northern Centre, Chandigarh.


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