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In Ind Area, liquor tin-sheds come for free

Chandigarh, April 9
A large number of tin-sheds (approximately 72) selling liquor in the industrial area and the city periphery continue, even as the administration has thrown open the trade to all commercial areas of the city.

Even in small doses, large damage

Dizzy Heights

Bridge Hitch
Reopening put on hold
Dera Bassi, April 9
Bus commuters on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway will have to wait a little longer for the reopening of the Ghaggar bridge at Bhankharpur, near here. It was to be reopened for buses tomorrow.

Meeting on no-trust almost certain
Chandigarh, April 9
An application demanding a special meeting to bring a no- confidence motion against the Mayor was handed over to the MC Commissioner today. The application signed by all 12 Congress councillors was handed over by Pardeep Chabbra, Congress councillor, this morning.

Policeman commits suicide
Chandigarh, April 9
Tormented by prolonged illness, Balwinder Singh, a head constable of the Chandigarh Police, allegedly hanged himself to death at his Sector 41 residence this morning.



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COMMUNITY

Grid attracts more passengers
Chandigarh, April 9
The number of average daily passengers has increased by 21.5 per cent after the introduction of low-floor buses on the grid pattern with a single fare of Rs 5 per trip.

An aerial view of the National Highway-22 on which the National Highway Authority of India will construct a flyover near Majri Chowk to smoothen the flow of traffic on Panchkula roads.
An aerial view of the National Highway-22 on which the National Highway Authority of India will construct a flyover near Majri Chowk to smoothen the flow of traffic on Panchkula roads. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Reversing ageing process
Chandigarh, April 9
Life’s like that. It can be turned on its head and that is precisely what Panchkula-based businessman Ramesh Varma professes to have mastered.

War Widow Case
Cops tried to evict Dalit
Mohali, April 9
A fresh aspect of the case involving land allotted to a war widow in Swara village has come to light, raising suspicion of misuse of police power.

Bison calf born at zoo
Chandigarh, April 9
A bison gave birth to a calf at the Mahindra Chaudhary Zoological Park in Chhat Bir, about 20 km from here, today.

 
CRIME

Tipsy youths attack journalists
Chandigarh, April 9
A group of inebriated youngsters allegedly assaulted journalists of a Hindi daily outside their office in Sector 25 late last night.

Car, bike stolen
Chandigarh, April 9
A car and a motor cycle were stolen from the city. Rajesh Garg of Bathinda reported to the police that his car (PB 03 L 2355 T) was stolen from Sector 44-A on Saturday night.

 
EDUCATION

BCA III paper: Students cry foul
Chandigarh, April 9
BCA (III) students who appeared for the Panjab University examination for computer graphics and multimedia today complained that the university had changed the pattern of the question paper.

Mathematics is fun, play it: Expert
Chandigarh, April 9
His calculations have paid-off. In addition to so many titles and prizes, mathematician Prof Kaumarya Manoj has been selected for “International Gold Star” award for his “countless” contribution to the field of education.                               
Prof Kaumarya Manoj

Relocating students
2 govt schools hold test
Chandigarh, April 9
The process for accommodating over 7,000 children began at two government schools in Mani Majra today.

Single enquiry window at PU
Chandigarh, April 9
The Panjab University authorities have decided to introduce one-window system for enquiry/information from tomorrow. The new enquiry office will operate on the ground floor behind Aruna-Ranjit Chandra Hall where the persons seeking information will be asked to fill in a form pertaining to their enquiry between 10 am to12 noon and the reply will be provided at 3 pm.

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Working at govt school
Panel submits report
Chandigarh, April 9
A three-member fact finding committee comprising Harbir Singh Anand, Dr Vinod Sharma and Khushali Ram Sharma today handed over the report regarding the working environs at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, to DPI (S) S.K. Setia, here, today.

COURTS

Ammo scam: Defence challenges jurisdiction of GCM
Chandigarh, April 9
The defence today challenged the jurisdiction of the general court martial (GCM) trying two colonels and a JCO for alleged misappropriation of ammunition, on the grounds of pre-trial irregularities.

 
HEALTH

Avoid marriage between thalassaemic carriers, says PGI doctor
Chandigarh, April 9
There was need to create awareness among college students about thalassaemia as it could help in a big way towards the solution of the disease. This was stated by Ram K. Marwaha, professor of paediatric hematology-oncology at the PGI, here, today.

 
SPORTS

Ravi Sandhu is Golf Club president

Chandigarh, April 9
It was easy going for Ravinder Singh Sandhu as he clinched the presidentship of the Chandigarh Golf Club defeating his rivals - S.K. Sharma and Lt-Gen B.S. Randhawa - by a big margin after counting ended at 10 am today.


Ravinder Singh Sandhu (second from right) celebrates his Golf Club triumph with his supporters at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Ravinder Singh Sandhu (second from right) celebrates his Golf Club triumph with his supporters at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday.

Haryana boxers reach semis at Bangkok meet
Chandigarh, April 9
Continuing his winning spree, Haryana boxer Vijender has moved into the semifinal of the 29th King’s Cup Boxing Championships being held at Bangkok.

Gurinder storms into second round
Chandigarh, April 9

Davinder Singh registered a hard-fought victory over Bikaramjeet (first round) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the boys under-14 singles match on the opening day of the AITA Talent Series being played at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10, here today.


Uday Mann in action on the opening day of the AITA Talent Series at CLTA Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Uday Mann in action on the opening day of the AITA Talent Series at CLTA Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.


ADMINISTRATION

Policy Planning
MC panel heads to meet Administrator

Chandigarh, April 9
A delegation of chairpersons of various committees of the municipal corporation will meet the Administrator, Chandigarh administration, on policy planning of the corporation and the administration.

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