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PGI’s ultimatum to striking doctors

Chandigarh, May 18
Medical services continued to be disrupted and patients continued to suffer as the strike by resident doctors completed four days, here today.

PGI doctors hold a candlelight procession against the reservation proposal of the Union Government at the Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
PGI doctors hold a candlelight procession against the reservation proposal of the Union Government at the Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Harneet’s bail plea hearing on May 23
Chandigarh, May 18
The Additional District and Sessions-Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, has fixed May 23 for the hearing of the application moved by the Chandigarh Police against the grant of interim bail to Ms Harneet Singh, wife of Deputy Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.




EARLIER STORIES

 
Dera Bassi, Lalru shopkeepers fear demolition
Zirakpur, May 18
After Zirakpur, it is the turn of Dera Bassi and Lalru shopkeepers to face demolitions. Even as the work on the ambitious project of the four-laning of the 35 km “killer stretch” of the Zirakpur-Ambala highway has picked up momentum, the authorities concerned have chalked out an elaborate demolition plan for the two townships.
Trees are being cut to speed up the four-laning of the Ambala-Chandigarh highway near Zirakpur.
Trees are being cut to speed up the four-laning of the Ambala-Chandigarh highway near Zirakpur. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

BSNL cable stolen again
Chandigarh, May 18
Hundreds of BSNL subscribers were inconvenienced as services were affected because of a cable theft.

Being regular in studies is her success mantra
Chandigarh, May 18
It's a dream scorecard and Pallavi Chandra is overjoyed, it bears her name. Scoring an over all 98.25 percent in the commerce stream to be among the country's toppers, Pallavi says her success mantra has been regularity.

Get your animals registered or pay fine
Chandigarh, May 18
In an important development, the Chandigarh Administration has initiated a strong move to register all the animals being reared by the residents of the city and adjoining villages. A public notification asking for objections has been already issued with regard to the move.

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COMMUNITY

UN initiative to aid national development efforts in India
Chandigarh, May 18
For some time now, the United Nations has been supporting a unique knowledge-sharing experiment to aid national development efforts in India. Branded Solutions Exchange, the initiative has been launched for the first time in India where its objective is to tap tacit knowledge in areas of development.                 
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Punjabi writer Sarvmeet dead
Mohali, May 18
Sarvmeet Singh, 38, husband of Ms Davi Devinder Kaur, Sub-Editor, Punjabi Tribune, died here this morning. Sarvmeet Singh was a Senior Reporter in Dainik Bhaskar and a well known writer of Punjabi short stories. He had also won the award of the best young story writer.

Residents protest against demolitions
Chandigarh, May 18
Residents of Ram Darbar today threatened to intensify the agitation against the recent demolition of structures in the rehabilitation colony.

Role of NGOs appreciated
Chandigarh, May 18
Mr Krishna Mohan, Home Secretary, today appreciated the role of NGOs for doing yeoman’s service to the mankind by organising various health camps.




Students being examined at a free eye check-up camp at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students being examined at a free eye check-up camp at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Man found dead in his taxi
Chandigarh, May 18
The police today recovered the body of Kuljeet Singh from Tata Indica CH 02 J1653, parked outside the gurdwara in Sector 51 furniture market area. The police suspect to be a case of suicide.

31 wards set up for MC poll
Mohali, May 18
Overruling the objections of certain municipal councillors, the Punjab Government today issued a notification setting up 31 wards, 13 of them reserved, for the municipal council elections.

Wine shop shifted
Mohali, May 18
The relentless efforts on the part of the Citizens’ Welfare Council, Phase X, have at last been rewarded with the authorities shifting a wine shop from the greenbelt opposite Silvi Garden to a commercial site. According to a press note issued here today, the wine shop was proving to be a source of nuisance for the residents.

Demolition drive on cards
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh Administration is all set to remove structures which have come up on prime land in violation of the Periphery Act.

 
CRIME

Lawyers beat up ASI
Panchkula, May 18
The lawlessness in the district court complex came to fore when a group of advocates allegedly thrashed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of the Haryana police and a Kalka-based man today.

Gang of auto thieves busted; 5 held
Panchkula, May 18
The district police today arrested five members of an interstate gang of auto thieves and recovered a country-made pistol, a car and three motor cycles. A member of the gang however, escaped.

Sadhapur sarpanch dead
Lalru, May 18
Banarsi Dass, sarpanch of Sadhapur, died here today in a road accident.

BUSINESS

Oberoi-Ekido tie-up
Chandigarh, May 18
The Oberoi Group yesterday tied up with Ekido Tours to promote holiday packages. This was stated by Ms Sonia Singh, assistant vice-president of national sales of the group, and Mr Kapil Malhotra, director of the Ekido Holiday Tours, while addressing a press conference here.

 
EDUCATION

Topper attributes success to self-study

Chandigarh, May 18
Yadavindra Public School student Gurinder Pal Singh has topped the non-medical stream in the region in the ISC (Class XII) exam, scoring 92 per cent marks. And, he has achieved this feat practically without tuitions. “I relied on self-study and would put in six hours of study everyday. In fact, it was the pre-boards that finally set the mood for serious study. I worked very hard to make up for my lack of tuitions.



Gurinder Pal Singh with his parents at their residence in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Gurinder Pal Singh with his parents at their residence in Chandigarh on Thursday.

BCA - I results declared
Chandigarh, May 18
The Panjab University has declared the results of B.C.A. part-I, held in April 2006. The results will be available on the University Website www.puchd.ac.in.

162 patients examined
Mohali, May 18
As many as 162 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by the Dalit Chetna Punjab Manch in Saidpur village, near here, today.

PU explores tie-up with US college
Chandigarh, May 18
A three-member delegation from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, USA, led by Prof Mark S. Rosentraub, Dean, visited the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, today to explore the possibilities of an exchange programme, both for students and faculty.

Shivalik children have rhyme time
Mohali, May 18
Shivalik Public School celebrated rhyme time in the school here today. About 155 tiny tots of classes LKG and KG mesmerised the audience. Principal Mrs Satwant Bedi was the chief guest.


Tiny tots celebrate rhyme time at Shivalik Public School, Phase-VI, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Tiny tots celebrate rhyme time at Shivalik Public School, Phase-VI, Mohali, on Thursday.

Computer course begins
Chandigarh, May 18
The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, started its third batch of Certificate Course in Computer Applications today.

COURTS

Lawyers seek action against landlord
Chandigarh, May 18
The Bar Association of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the district courts today demanded speedy action against those who allegedly assaulted a practicing advocate of the high court, Ms Anjali Kukar, on Tuesday night.

 
HEALTH

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Hospital asked not to conduct knee-replacement surgeries

Mohali, May 18
The Mohali Civil Surgeon has directed the local Civil Hospital not to conduct knee-replacement surgeries till further orders.

Sjoba blood donation camp
Chandigarh, May 18
An annual blood donation camp was held by St John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA).

 
SPORTS

6-yr-old Tuba trounces Swati in carrom tourney

Chandigarh, May 18
Six-year-old Tuba of Rajkiya Primary School, Burail, trounced Swati Atariya of DAV Public School, Sector 8, 25-0, 25-0 in the girls junior single category in the 9th St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament being played at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, Chandigarh.


Tuba of Rajkiya Primary School, Burail, plays a shot in the ongoing carrom tournament at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, Chandigarh, here on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan.

Tuba of Rajkiya Primary School, Burail, plays a shot in the ongoing carrom tournament at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, Chandigarh, here on Thursday.

FCI beat BSNL 7-0
Chandigarh, May 18
In a one sided affair, the FCI team trounced BSNL team 7-0 in the ongoing four-day Public Sector Hockey Tournament at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42 here today.

Boxing team selection tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 18
Trials, to select Chandigarh women (Sr) boxing team, will be held on May 20 at SD College, Sector 32 here on 5 p m. The selected team will participate in the All-India Women Boxing Championship to be held at Nainital from May 27 to May 30.

ADMINISTRATION

3 companies keen on Jan Sampark Centres
Chandigarh, May 18
The Department of Information Technology of the Chandigarh Administration has received “expression of interest” from three companies for Jan Sampark Centres.

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