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Prime accused in murder case surrenders
Chandigarh, May 25
Mewa Lal, the prime accused in the murder of Thakur Prasad, whose headless body was found in the Industrial Area on Monday morning, surrendered before the local police this morning.

MC makes it easy to complain
Chandigarh, May 25
Residents of the city can now call at number 2711711 to lodge complaints pertaining to all wings of the Municipal Corporation.

Dutt’s mentor feels cold like death
Chandigarh, May 25
Balraj, alias Sunil Dutt might well have harked back to his favourite couplet while nearing death in Mumbai this afternoon. But back in Chandigarh, the hand that wrote the verse is still shaking in grief.
A file photo of K.L. Zakir with Sunil Dutt.
A file photo of K.L. Zakir with Sunil Dutt.



Major fire in Morni forest
Panchkula, May 25
A major fire broke out in the Morni forest range near Balag village today morning. The fire broke out at 10 am and till the filing of this report, it could not be controlled.

Tigers galore at Chhat Bir zoo
Chandigarh, May 25
Undoubtedly, the disappearance of tigers from the main national parks of the country has become an issue of national debate but tigers at the Zoological Park, Chhat Bir (Punjab), have been multiplying at such a good rate that some of them have been even gifted to other zoos in the country and abroad. About 30 years ago when the zoo was set up, there was just one pair of tigers. Today, there are 19 tigers, including one white female tigress, which is a prized possession of Chhat Bir zoo.
Tigers have a good time in Chhat Bir Zoo.
Tigers have a good time in Chhat Bir Zoo. — Tribune photograph


Impasse in Cong over CTCC poll
Chandigarh, May 25
Things have come to an impasse in the Congress over settling group differences for the unanimous elections of delegates to the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee in New Delhi.

Going may be tough for Chander Mohan camp
Panchkula, May 25
The going may not be as smooth for the Municipal Councillors owing allegiance to the Deputy Chief Minister and local MLA, Mr Chander Mohan, in order to stake claim to the top post of President. The Councillors owing allegiance to local Member of Parliament, Ms Selja Kumari are now gunning for the top job in the Municipal Council.

Lalitha Ramanujan
Lalitha Ramanujan

Helping kids with learning disabilities
Panchkula, May 25
“Everything and every event in life is a step towards a destined path and the need is to understand that and fulfil our destiny”, says Chennai-based Lalitha Ramanujan, who is a remedial teacher, trainer and Director of the Alpha to Omega Learning Centre in Chennai. Teaching learning impaired children and giving training to teachers and parents of these children has been a life-long passion with Lalitha.

Special story
Retired JCO gets pension of jawan
Chandigarh, May 25
After having served the Army for over 18 years, a retired junior commissioned officer has ended up getting the pension of a jawan in the lowest possible grade. It has been two years that Honorary Naib Subedar Leela Dhar has been running from pillar to post to get the error rectified, but to no avail.

Feroza Mehrotra
Feroza Mehrotra

South Asia ‘major hub’ for human trafficking
Chandigarh, May 25
South Asia is turning into a major hub for human trafficking. Women from India, Bangladesh and Nepal are being illegally sent to countries in West Asia and Central Asia.

UT-club stalemate over rent may end soon
Chandigarh, May 25
The over two decade-old stalemate between the UT Administration and Chandigarh Club over the issue of payment of rent could end soon.

HUDA open darbar a success
Panchkula, May 25
The open darbar organised by HUDA here proved to be a quite success. Organised after a gap of several years, it was chaired by HUDA Administrator, Ms Neelam P Kasni.

Parents of stillborn allege gender lapse
Chandigarh, May 25
A family from Kurukshetra today alleged that PGI staff “misinformed’’ them about the gender of their stillborn baby that was delivered in the wee hours of May 23.

Nurse alleges harassment
Chandigarh, May 25
A nurse at the GMCH 32 has accused two top officers of the hospital of having repeatedly sexually harassed her.

Day market contracts for unemployed
Chandigarh, May 25
The Municipal Corporation has decided to give preference to unemployed youth of the city in allotment of contracts for various day markets in the city.

BJYM rally against UPA
Chandigarh, May 25
Youth activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today organised a rally against the UPA government here today. The rally started from the BJP office in Sector 33 and concluded at the mela ground in Sector 34, a press note said.

Boy goes missing
Chandigarh, May 25
Apprehensive of not faring well in his 10+2 examination, a 17-year-old boy has reportedly gone missing leaving his parents in trauma.


Drug peddler held with charas
Chandigarh, May 25
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police today arrested one alleged inter-state drug peddler with 1 kg of charas from a picket point on the road separating Sector 44 and 45 here. The market value of contraband is about Rs 10,000, said the police.

2 addicts held, remanded
Chandigarh, May 25
The local Crime Branch has arrested two drug addicts, accused of stealing a truck from the city and later abandoning it on the Patiala-Chandigarh road and another involved in snatching incidents, from near Modern Complex, Mani Majra.

4 injured as car, truck collide
Panchkula, May 25
Occupants of a car were critically injured when the Maruti Zen in which they were travelling had a head-on collision with a truck on the Kalka-Ambala highway in Chandimandir this afternoon.

Man commits suicide
Mohali, May 25
A 35-year-old resident of Maloya Colony, Chandigarh, hanged himself last night. The body of the victim was found by the Mullanpur Garibdass police this morning hanging from a tree at the uninhabited choe near Togan village, near here.

Self-styled baba arrested
Chandigarh, May 25
A 27-year-old self-styled saint of Dera Sidh Baba Bajri Nath, Hallo Majra village, allegedly kidnapped a married woman of the same village.

3 held on charge of duping firm
Chandigarh, May 25
Three employees of a private firm, including a charted accountant, allegedly duped the firm of Rs 7.5 lakh by opening a fake account in the name of the company.

Another theft in Panchkula
Panchkula, May 25
In less than 24 hours after thieves broke into two houses in Sector 4 and 21 and decamped with valuables and cash worth lakhs of rupees on Monday, yet another theft came to light in Sector 21 here yesterday.


20 booths auctioned by MC
Dera Bassi, May 25
The Dera Bassi Municipal Council auctioned 20 booths located in front of Ram Lila Ground here yesterday. The booths were lying vacant for the last five years thus causing huge loss to the civic body.


Amputation failed to dishearten Abhishek
Chandigarh, May 25
Abhishek Ahluwalia, whose leg got amputated due to alleged medical negligence, expressed satisfaction with his performance in CBSE Class X. 

Manav Mangal students take the cake
Panchkula, May 25
Manav Mangal school, Sector 11, gave an unparalleled performance in the Class X CBSE examination. While Prince Pahwa from the school not only topped in the city but also in the region, scoring 97.4 percent, the school had as many as 30 students in the above 90 per cent bracket.

UGC-sponsored seminar ends
Chandigarh, May 25
The three-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on “English Teaching in 21st Century: Methodologies and Techniques” at Dev Samaj College, Sector 36, concluded here today.

PU despatches admit cards
Chandigarh, May 25
Roll number-cum-admit cards of all eligible candidates for other than Common Entrance Test have been despatched by Panjab University today.


CAT order on radiographer’s plea
Chandigarh, May 25
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today directed the UT Health Department and the authorities at the GMCH, Sector 32, to provisionally interview a junior radiographic technician on contract at the hospital since 1998.


She knows how to dress a fabric
THe soul of a fabric lies in the hand that dresses it. And Prakriti Chawla, a postgraduate in knitwear design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, knows the art of dressing the fabric well. In another case a nuance as regular as chikankari would not have looked radiant as it does under her care.

Prakriti Chawla with her creation at the exhibition hall in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Prakriti Chawla with her creation at the exhibition hall in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

This businesswoman has a market share of Rs 1,000 crore
Vandana Luthra, chairperson, VLCC, needs no introduction. She started with a small beauty parlour when the concept of “making women beautiful” was looked down upon. Slowly her business took the shape of an organised sector.


City girls, boys win national softball openers
Chandigarh, May 25
The teams of Chandigarh boys and girls won their opening matches comfortably on the opening day of the 18th Sub-Junior National Softball Championship at the Government College for Men in Sector 11 here today. Twentyone teams from different states are participating in it which is being organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Softball Association. Playing before the home crowd, Chandigarh boys beat Uttar Pradesh by 13-0.

Johny of Manipur in action during the sub-junior softball nationals at the GCM, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Johny of Manipur in action during the sub-junior softball nationals at the GCM, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Honda beat Morrison by 31 runs
Panchkula, May 25
Prestige Honda beat J.L. Morrison XI by 31 runs and entered the quarterfinal in the ICL Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament, organised by the Employees Sports and Recreation Club at Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Deepinder enters quater-final of snooker tie
Chandigarh, May 25
Deepinder Singh reserved his birth in the quarterfinal round by toppling Akshay Goyal in the pre quarter tie (best of five frames) of snooker tie at 40-37, 50-55, 79-41, 60-67, 85-80 in the ongoing Fifth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship held at the Chandigarh Club, here, today.

Khalsa School wins hockey tourney
Chandigarh, May 25
Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ropar, defeated Guru Harkrishan Public School, Delhi by 6-2 in the finals of First Sant Attar Singh Memorial Hockey tournament held at Akal Academy playground, Baru Sahib, Solan, 55 km from here, from May 16 to 22, as per information received here.

City pugilist for national camp
Chandigarh, May 25
City-based pugilist Satinder Kaur and NIS women boxing coach Sangeeta Rani have been selected for the national coaching camp for women scheduled to be held in Bangalore from May 30 to June 30.


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