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PGI, GMCH docs to go on strike today
Chandigarh, May 15
Even as protest against reservation for OBCs in medical institutes got rolling at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, the stir finally gathered steam with the medicos deciding to launch an offensive from tomorrow.

Students of GMCH-32 protest against reservation in medical institutions outside the hospital in Chandigarh on Monday. Students of GMCH-32 protest against reservation in medical institutions outside the hospital in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




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  Contract staff strike leaves GMCH paralysed
Chandigarh, May 15
Medical services received a severe blow and work was paralysed at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, after the contractual staff, nearly 60 per cent of the total staff strength, chose to strike work to press for pay parity with regular employees of the hospital.
Raid on Lucky's house to nab Harneet
House of “accomplice” also raided
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Police today acknowled- ged, for the first time, the involvement of Harneet Singh, wife of Deputy Mayor Harmohinder Singh Lucky, in the Sector 17 garment theft case and conducted a raid on her house to arrest her.

Police personnel come out of the house of Deputy Mayor H.S. Lucky after a raid to arrest his wife in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Police personnel come out of the house of Deputy Mayor H.S. Lucky after a raid to arrest his wife in Chandigarh on Monday.

4 youths thrash liquor vend salesman
Chandigarh, May 15
A mob at Indira Colony here today thrashed four youngsters, who allegedly beat up a salesman of a liquor vend in the locality over a trivial issue of returning a bottle of beer that they had purchased. Taking advantage of the commotion, some miscreants in the mob decamped with cartons of liquor.

Need to safeguard multiculturalism, says expert
Chandigarh, May 15
“In my entire professional career of 37 years, it was the first case of its kind that I fought”, said Mr Julius H. Grey a practising advocate from Canada while sharing his views on his kirpan issue case, where a 13-year-old Sikh student was prohibited from wearing a kirpan to school by the Council of Commissioners of the school board in Canada.
Prof B.S. Ghuman, Mr Julius H. Grey and Mr Virendra Kumar at a seminar at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Prof B.S. Ghuman, Mr Julius H. Grey and Mr Virendra Kumar at a seminar at Panjab University, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Building India in Canada
Parminder Jit Singh Randhawa  Chandigarh, May 15
Except for his accent, there is nothing to suggest he is a big wheel in Canada’s Calgary city. For, investor-cum- land developer Parminder Jit Singh Randhawa’s downright simplicity and courteousness are still all very Indian. It is only when he speaks about building dreams of India in Canada by giving the structures there a touch of old Indian architecture, that the realisation dawns — he is also a member of Calgary’s Future Planning Commission.

New cabs to enter Mohali, Panchkula
Chandigarh, May 15
The new cab service operators on city roads have also extended their services to Mohali and Panchkula. Indus Travels and Logistics submitted their application today while the Mega Cab Service will submit it tomorrow.


Photo by Vinay MalikMama’s day out
It was Mama’s day out on Sunday. Being Mother’s Day, one did not have the heart to turn down her request for an outing, or let her pick that cookery gadget that she has been planning to acquire for a long time. And the exhibition on kitchen concepts in the city seemed to have been timed just right.

  Fruit bonanza
 
Traffic chaos
 
Swim alert

Opaque cops
Beast of burden
Helmet a villain

   
COMMUNITY

Clicking Corbusier’s other city
Chandigarh, May 15
City-based photographer Diwan Manna is off on a unique assignment—to click the architecture and people of Firminy in Central France. This little town's claim to fame is that after Chandigarh, it's the second largest architectural accomplis- hment of French architect Le Corbusier. On his selection by the city's metropolis, he explains, ‘‘My brief is simple. To photograph people and see how they live around the architecture in their city.’’

Diwan Manna. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Diwan Manna

Admn to come out with new recruitment rules
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Administration is considering issuing instructions to all departments for short-listing candidates for recruitment, an official press note said here today.

Fauji Beat
Need to nip evil of corruption in the bud
TODAY , when money has become the sole benchmark of our society and there is a marathon for grabbing more and more money, without caring for the means, the Army men can also not remain unaffected. But what prevents them from going the way of their brethren in the civil life is their training and strict discipline.
The Guards Regimental Centre brass and jazz bands at a concert held at the Army Environment Park, Beas.
The Guards Regimental Centre brass and jazz bands at a concert held at Army Environment Park, Beas.

Residents want notices on gates withdrawn
Mohali, May 15
The Residents Welfare Association, Phase IV, has asked the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to withdraw notices issued to residents asking them to close gates opened at the back of their houses.

Residents rue MC’s apathetic attitude
Chandigarh, May 15
It has virtually been a nightmarish experience for the residents of a part of Burail village for the past three days. The overflowing drainage water has been inconveniencing the residents opposite the boundary wall of Dev Samaj College of Education for the past three days.

Motherly protection: A mother shields her little one from the scorching sun in Phase III B-II, Mohali, on Monday.
Motherly protection: A mother shields her little one from the scorching sun in Phase III B-II, Mohali, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Water shortage in Mohali area
Mohali, May 15
A resident of Phase III-B 1 has complained that there is water shortage in the area for the past about one month.

MC warns Ram Darbar encroachers
Chandigarh, May 15
To expedite the execution of held-up development works, the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has announced its second phase of action against illegal structures from road berms of V-5 and V-6 roads in Ram Darbar, Phase I & II.

Depts asked to initiate e-governance
Chandigarh, May 15
Keeping in view the recommendation of the Administrator Advisory Council, the Department of Information Technology has asked all the departments to initiate e-governance in their offices and take full advantage of the services of e-Sampark Centres.

Urs of Sakhi Sarvar observed
Chandigarh, May 15
The 28th urs (death anniversary) of Peer Sakhi Sarvar was observed at his mausoleum in Sector 29 here yesterday.

CBI submits report
Chandigarh, May 15
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today submitted a closure report in a case of corruption registered against a Haryana bureaucrat Sanjeev Kumar.

 
CRIME

Girl hurt in mishap
Mohali, May 15
A teen-aged girl got seriously injured when she was hit by a car on the road dividing Sector 69 and 70 here this evening. The injured, Puja, was taken to the local Civil Hospital from where she was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Postman assaulted
Mohali, May 15
A postman was allegedly beaten up by two persons when he went to give a registered letter at a house in Sector 71 here today.

 
EDUCATION

ICSE results tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 15
The ICSE results for Class X and XII boards will be declared on May 17 after 3 pm. Confusion prevailed today as many students claimed that the result had been declared on one of the websites.

Kunal Aggarwal Kunal makes it to civil services
Chandigarh, May 15
Mr Kunal Aggarwal from Patiala, a probationary officer in the State Bank of India, has been selected for the civil services. He attained the 113th rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2005.

PU timings
Chandigarh, May 15
The working hours of the university administrative offices, including the construction office, the Directorate of Sports and the teaching departments from May 22 will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to June 24 without lunch break, six days a week.

Students boycott annual exam
Lalru, May 15
A majority of the students of Punjab Polytechnic College at Malakpur, near here, today boycotted the annual examination following alleged assault on them by the college staff

COURTS

Ex-MLA moves court against HOA poll
Panchkula, May 15
Aggrieved with the elections of the Haryana Olympic Association on May 6, former Haryana MLA Puran Singh Dabra has filed a petition in the court of the Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mr Gulab Singh, challenging the validity of the elections.

 
CULTURE

CIPA to hold children workshop
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA), member International Dance Council, UNESCO, Paris and a leading cultural organisation of this region, has announced the holding of a 20-day performance-oriented summer workshop on theatre, music and dance from May 25.

HEALTH

Pulse Polio target in Mohali is 1,04,844
Mohali , May 15
The target for administering polio drops to children up to the age of five years in Mohali district on May 21 is 1,04,844. The day will be observed as Pulse Polio day.

 
SPORTS

Fencing demonstration given
Panchkula, May 15
The District Fencing Association, Panchkula, organised a fencing demonstration at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here today.

Chandigarh enter Markan tourney finals
Mohali, May 15
Chandigarh reserved their berth in the finals of the M L Markan (under-17) Cricket Tournament after registering victory over Amritsar on the basis of the first innings lead at the PCA stadium here today.


Players in action during the semifinal match between Chandigarh and Amritsar in M L Markan tournament at the PCA stadium, Mohali, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Players in action during the semifinal match between Chandigarh and Amritsar in M L Markan tournament at the PCA stadium, Mohali, on Monday.

Balbir Sidhu football body chief
Mohali, May 15
Balbir Singh Sidhu, senior member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has been unanimously elected as the president of SAS Nagar-Mohali Football Association. The other office bearers of the association unanimously chosen are:

Ankush shines for St Stephen’s
Panchkula, May 15
An allround performance by Ankush (40 runs and 3 wickets for 15) made possible for St Stephen’s High School, Sector 45 to beat Saupins Public School, Chandigarh by 117 runs in the league match of Satluj Under-14 Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at Satluj School Grounds, Sector 4 here today.

CFA member’s death mourned
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) today expressed grief over the death of its executive member and convener of Chandigarh Football Referee Board Vimal Chander Sharma.

Honour for canoeing coach
Mohali, May 15
Mukesh Kumar, a local canoeing coach has been selected as a source person for a six-week certificate course in kayaking and canoeing being organised by NIS, Patiala, and Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association. According to a press note of the association, the course is being conducted at Bengal Engineer Group and Centre, Roorkee, from May 15.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association will hold trials to select the state team on May 17 at 3 pm at DAV College ground in Sector 10, according to the association's secretary Satish Gandhi.

ADMINISTRATION

Vivek Atray relieved
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Administration today relieved Mr Vivek Atray, Director Technical Education, to enable him to report for duty in his parent state of Haryana, an official press release said here today.
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