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Doctors to observe city bandh today
Chandigarh, May 29
PGI resident doctors have given a call for a total city bandh tomorrow against the government’s proposed reservation plan. While medical services will be hit with the faculty joining the doctors’ protest and private hospitals extending their support, chemist shops and markets will also remain closed for the first half of the day.

Shun immolation, bereaved parents tell agitators
Chandigarh, May 29
There’s a rush of painful memories following the spate of anti-reservation protests and the recent self-immolation bid in Delhi in the Sharma household. Ambala resident J.P. Sharma and his wife, Gayatri, who lost their son, Brij Bhushan Sharma, an M.Sc (Biosciences) student at the Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, during the Mandal Commission days, are still to come to terms with their loss.



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Gang of dacoits busted
Chandigarh, May 29
The police today arrested a four-member gang of dacoits armed with a country-made pistol along with two live cartridges, a knife and other sharp-edged weapons claiming that the accused were preparing to commit a dacoity in a shop in Sector 34.

The accused in the custody of the police along with car in the Sector 34 police station, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

The accused in the custody of the police along with car in the Sector 34 police station, Chandigarh


A foreign couple sit in the shade and enjoy tea on a hot summer's day near the Sector 18 printing press light point in Chandigarh
BEATING HEAT WITH HEAT: A foreign couple sit in the shade and enjoy tea on a hot summer's day near the Sector 18 printing press light point in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

North Indians give ‘fat’ response to slimming drug
Chandigarh, May 29
North Indians are gearing up to emerge victorious in a losing battle against flab. Nothing else can explain "fat" response to a slimming allopathic drug launched by a city-based multinational pharmaceutical organisation about a fortnight ago, despite concerns of several medical practitioners across the region.

Track Speed Post on your mobile
Chandigarh, May 29
The Department of Post (DoP) has entered into a tie-up with Reliance Communications to track status of Speed Post delivery through mobile phones. This will be the largest Business to Consumer mobile enterprise application deployed in India.

Photo by Parvesh ChauhanWater dances to music
In the southern sectors, the only garden which has a musical fountain is Terraced Garden of Sector 33. It is the first musical garden of the city. The famous chrysanthemum show is also held here every year. In the evening the garden is bathed in light. On the rhythm of a song or a musical tune, the water splashes up and down, making beautiful designs in colour. In the past, the water waves rose jump up to 35 feet high, but now it has come down to 28 feet only.


COMMUNITY

Kin fight over possession of body
Mohali, May 29
A dispute arose over the handing over of the body of a 28-year-old woman to her relatives which was then cremated at a neutral place. While the sisters of the deceased and other relatives demanded that the body of Puja Arora should be handed over to them for cremation, the husband of the deceased, Mr Rajesh Arora, said the body should be given to him.

Sister of Puja Arora crying in Civil Hospital Phase-6, Mohali, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Sister of Puja Arora crying in Civil Hospital Phase-6, Mohali

Admn takes up ex-gratia issue of ‘84 riot victims
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh Administration has taken up the matter of ex-gratia grant and other assistance to the victims of 1984 riots with the Government of India on the receipt of a reference from the Government of Punjab in this regard.

Marla house owners hold rally
Chandigarh, May 29
Members of the Chandigarh Marlas/Flats Houses Residents’ Welfare Association today organised a rally in support of their demands. Demanding the regularisation of the need-based changes in the marla houses, the members regretted that recommendations of various panels formed by the Chandigarh Administration had not been implemented till now.
Members of the Chandigarh Marlas/Flats Houses Residents’ Welfare Association hold a rally in Chandigarh
Members of the Chandigarh Marlas/Flats Houses Residents’ Welfare Association hold a rally in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Fauji Beat
Tackle terrorism through political solution
The Army top brass, as we learn, is likely to finalise an anti-terrorism doctrine in the next few days, which will be tried out on ground to fine tune it. The crux of this doctrine is winning the hearts and minds of the people.

Sector 37-C residents oppose school proposal
Chandigarh, May 29
A meeting of the general house of the House Owners' Association, Sector 37-C, was held here today. The members of the association unanimously expressed their strong resentment against the proposed construction of a school -- Punjab police public school -- in this congested sector which already had 11 schools.

Sector 4 to have security gates
Panchkula, May 29
Taking security measures after various shoot-out and robbery incidents here, members of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 4, have decided to erect steel gates at every entry and exit point in the sector.

Advisory against smoking
Mohali, May 29
With Tobacco being recognised worldwide as the foremost cause of preventable death and the upcoming “World No Tobacco Day”, Fortis Hospital here today issued an advisory in public interest, on the ill effects of tobacco on smokers as well as passive smokers and also gave tips on how to give up tobacco.

CRIME

Couple caught ‘supplying girls’
Panchkula, May 29
Coming down heavily on the immoral traffic trade in the city, a Haryana police party raided a flat on the fifth floor of a housing society in Sector 20 and arrested eight persons, including three members of a family and a Chandigarh-based property dealer, here today.

No trace of missing teacher, student
Dera Bassi, May 29
The wait of the two families of Mubarikpur village for their missing wards is proving to be endless. Over two-and-a-half months after their wards, Monika (25), a teacher, and her student Rajan(15) went missing, the concerned families are waiting for them.

Gold, cash looted
Mohali, May 29
Thieves decamped with gold and cash from a house in Sector 67 in broad daylight here yesterday causing a loss of about Rs 3 lakh. Mr Devi Dayal, who works as a senior assistant in the office of the Director, Panchayats, Punjab, said the thieves took away about 20 tolas of gold, Rs 75,000 in cash and some wrist watches.

In-laws held under Dowry Act
Chandigarh, May 29
The local police has arrested a Manimajra resident and his family after his wife lodged a complaint against them. Mona in her complaint alleged that her husband Sanjay, his father Kamal Kishore, his mother Janak Dolli and his sister Veena, all residents of Shashtri Nagar in Manimajra, were harassing and maltreating for dowry.

 
BUSINESS

Mountview to wear new look
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation is preparing to give a new look to Hotel Mountview. This was made clear at an interactive session organised by the CITCO involving Mr Aditya Prakash, an associate of Le Corbusier, Mr S.D. Sharma, prominent architect who also worked in Corbusier’s team, Ms Renu Saigal, Chief Architect of UT, Mr J.S. Kohli, former Chief Engineer and Chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, Mr Manbeer Chaudhary, President of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India, besides others.

Small units urged to adopt credit rating schemes
Chandigarh, May 29
The Performance and Credit Rating Scheme should be adopted by all small-scale enterprises, in this era of globalisation. This will enable the industrial units to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses of the existing operations.

 
EDUCATION

Maths training programme begins
Chandigarh, May 29
A mathematics training and talent search programme started today at the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University. The programme was inaugurated by Prof R.P. Bambah, an eminent mathematician and former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University.

DAVC to admit girls in all courses
Chandigarh, May 29
DAV College, Sector 10, has decided to admit girls to all courses/programmes, including BA. Earlier, it was decided that girl students would be admitted to all courses except BA.

COURTS

Lucky’s wife case: HC issues notice of motion
Chandigarh, May 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Mr Justice M.M. Aggarwal, today issued notice of motion for June 6 on the petition filed by Ms Harneet Singh, wife of Chandigarh Deputy Mayor H.S. Lucky, for the grant of anticipatory bail in the case pertaining to alleged theft of clothes from a Sector 17 shop.

High Court upholds 105-year-old Act
Chandigarh, May 29
Upholding provisions of the 105-year-old Indian Tolls Act, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition seeking withdrawal of concessions provided to defence personnel under the Act.

 
SPORTS

Against all odds, he came up trumps   

Chandigarh, May 29
Defying all the odds and injustice, a visually impaired athlete Sunil Kumar made himself a metaphor of determination and grit.

Sunil Kumar

Fine knock by Gogian
Chandigarh, May 29
The Chandigarh team started their innings on a sound note with batting on 225 for 3 against the Patiala team during the Punjab Inter- District U-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy held at DAV School, Sector 8 here today.


Sunil Kumar

ADMINISTRATION

Ankur Garg to be SDM
Chandigarh, May 29
Mr Ankur Garg (IAS) has been posted Sub Divisional Magistrate on joining. He will also hold the offices of Joint Director of Foods and Supplies and Additional CEO (Projects) of the Chandigarh Housing Board.
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