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Bomb alarm throws patients out
Mohali, April 16
Scare gripped the local Fortis Hospital after it received telephone calls that a bomb had been placed on the premises.


A patient lies outside the Fortis Hospital.  — Tribune photos Vicky Gharu
A patient lies outside the Fortis Hospital

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Schools, hotels challaned under Tobacco Act

Chandigarh, April 16
As part of its campaign against those violating the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act-2003, the Chandigarh Police today issued 59 challans to educational institutions, Sector hotels and restaurants across the city.


The SHO of the Sector 3 police station talks to the principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

He sought info under RTI, got beating instead
Panchkula, April 16
President of the Punjabi Sabha Hemant Kinger was allegedly beaten up by contractors executing various development works here today for stalling payments.




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BEAT THE HEAT

Mothers collect their children from a school in Chandigarh.
Mothers collect their children from a school in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Farmers get a firm ‘No’
Chandigarh, April 16
Farm owners of Chandigarh, holding approximately 272 acres, for the first time today, came face-to-face with the Chandigarh administration on the issue of land acquisition at a meeting presided over by UT Administrator Gen(Retd) S.F.Rodrigues.

Kothi Row
MC chief issues notice to EO
Mohali, April 16
President of the municipal council Rajinder Singh Rana has issued a show-cause notice to the executive officer (EO) of the civic body, asking him to explain why the requisition notice sent by the deputy commissioner regarding the house in the municipal complex was not brought to his notice.

Waiting for a disaster
Chandigarh, April 16
Barely a few yards from the MCC’s building, a disaster is waiting to happen as piles of dried up leaves have been left unattended that can possibly lead to a major fire incident in Sector 17 parking lots on either side of Neelam cinema.


Heaps of leaves near the parking lots in Sector 17 that pose a fire threat. — A Tribune photograph
Heaps of leaves near the parking lots in Sector 17 that pose a fire threat.

Capturing captivating Sukhna
Chandigarh, April 16
Situated in the cradle of nature in the foothills of Shivalk, Sukhna Lake is veritably termed as paragon of beauty.

COMMUNITY

Protest against harassment
Autorickshaw drivers block traffic
Mohali, April 16
Autorickshaw drivers of the town staged a protest here today against their alleged harassment at the hands of the Chandigarh traffic police.

An illegal hoarding being removed from a liquor shop in a drive carried out by the estate office of the Chandigarh administration in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday. Hoardings from over 100 shops were removed across the city during the drive.
An illegal hoarding being removed from a liquor shop in a drive carried out by the estate office of the Chandigarh administration in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday. Hoardings from over 100 shops were removed across the city during the drive. — A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Bajrang Dal burn an effigy of Hollywood actor Richard Gere for imposing himself on actress Shilpa Shetty during a function on AIDS awareness, in Chandigarh on Monday.
Activists of the Bajrang Dal burn an effigy of Hollywood actor Richard Gere for imposing himself on actress Shilpa Shetty during a function on AIDS awareness, in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

DGCA reveals startling facts
Copter pilots’ working conditions
Chandigarh, April 16

During investigations into a recent helicopter crash, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come up with some startling facts on the working conditions of helicopter pilots engaged in tour flights.

Inter-regional swap arrangement may improve power supply
Chandigarh, April 16
Reeling under a power shortage, even before the summer goes full steam, Punjab and Haryana have made inter-regional power swap arrangements with southern states to get additional power generated by them.

Centre plans to integrate rural entrepreneurship with industry
Chandigarh, April 16
In an initiative that will go a long way in providing gainful employment to the rural youth, the Central Government plans to integrate rural entrepreneurship with industry.

Secys appointed to ward committees
Chandigarh, April 16
Chandigarh municipal corporation commissioner P.S. Aujla today appointed secretaries to ward committees and held a meeting thereafter.

Dr S K VasudevaChandigarh scientist to be honoured by PM
Chandigarh , April 16
A city scientist, now settled in Delhi , has discovered fame in scientific breakthroughs. For innovative contributions to design and development of indigenous, state-of-the-art, armament systems, a Rs 10-lakh award for “performance excellence” has been conferred upon Dr S K Vasudeva and his team.                    
Dr S K Vasudeva

Three injured
Panchkula, April 16
Three persons were injured seriously in a motor accident and admitted to Civil Hospital, Sector 6, here today. One of the injured was later referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Locking of park gates
Two hurt in clash
Panchkula, April 16
Two persons were hurt in a clash between residents and members of the park development committee over the locking of park gates in Sector 4 late last night. While both parties sought registration of cases against each other, the fight ended in a compromise.

Fauji Beat
ECHS polyclinic needed in Mohali
On an average, 275 patients come to the Exservicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) polyclinic in Chandigarh daily. Of them, 50 per cent are from Mohali.



Col Moumouni Zankaro pins UN medals on the chests of 2 Raj Rif personnel in Katanga.
Col Moumouni Zankaro pins UN medals on the chests of 2 Raj Rif personnel in Katanga.

 
CRIME

Death in market quarrel
Case transferred to crime branch
Chandigarh, April 16
Taking cognizance of a complaint by the family of 60-year-old Lal Chand Gupta, who reportedly died after a quarrel with the president of Sector 34 market last week, UT senior superintendent of police Gaurav Yadav has ordered the transfer of the case to the crime branch.

Landlord, 4 others held for attacking tenant
Chandigarh, April 16
In an attempt to evict his house in Sector 37, a landlord accompanied by a group of at least 15 persons allegedly barged into the house this morning and ransacked it after thrashing his tenant.

Armed youths attack two
Chandigarh, April 16
A verbal dual between two friends took a violent turn this morning when a group of youths armed with swords and other sharp-edged weapons assaulted two youngsters in Charan Singh colony, Mauli Jagran.

Man beaten up
Panchkula, April 16
Ajay Gosain, a resident of Sector 19, alleged that he was beaten up by the owners of Batra automobiles in Sector 11. He said the father-son duo, Gaurav and his father, attacked him and took away his chain, cash, mobile and purse when he came to get his scooter repaired.

 
EDUCATION

No site in 25 years; now school faces closure
Chandigarh, April 16
With the order regarding closure of schools in residential areas of Mani Majra being implemented, fate of a number of recognised schools has been sealed. Ironically, despite frequent communications for the past 25 years, they had not been allotted alternate sites.

Jobs aplenty in animation: Expert
Chandigarh, April 16
The Gecko Animation Studio and Academy of Digital Arts, leading animation studio of India, organised a day-long seminar at the hotel Party Time, here, today. Experts speaking at the seminar envisioned great potential for employment in the animation industry as it was expanding at an amazing speed.

COURTS

Prosecution witness: I did not see anyone dumping ammunition
Chandigarh, April 16
Prime prosecution witness in the general court martial (GCM) trying Col Vishal Bhargav for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector admitted before the court that he had neither seen anyone dumping ammunition in the Indus nor did he know who had thrown it.

Judges shifted in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has posted new district and sessions judges in 16 districts of Punjab and Haryana.

Notice served after 6 yrs
Chandigarh, April 16
Six years after a Sector-15 resident lodged a criminal complaint against a local politician, a local court has served a notice on the latter.

 
CULTURE

Free passes for Light & Sound
Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to do away with entry passes for the Sound and Light Show that is being screened every weekend from Friday to Sunday at Government Museum and Arts Gallery, Sector 10, with effect from April 27.

 
SPORTS


Ravinder Singh Sandhu (centre), president of the Chandigarh Golf Club, with his new team of office-bearers which includes S.S. Lehal (captain of the course), Brig Santokh Singh, Brinder Singh Gill, Col H.S. Baidwan (retd), K.S. Sibia, H.S. Kang, K.S. Brar, P.S. Chimni (treasurer) and two lady golfers Vijay Wadhawan and Pikka P. Singh.
Ravinder Singh Sandhu (centre), president of the Chandigarh Golf Club, with his new team of office-bearers which includes S.S. Lehal (captain of the course), Brig Santokh Singh, Brinder Singh Gill, Col H.S. Baidwan (retd), K.S. Sibia, H.S. Kang, K.S. Brar, P.S. Chimni (treasurer) and two lady golfers Vijay Wadhawan and Pikka P. Singh.

U-15 zonal camp from April 20
Chandigarh, April 16
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has allotted the Zonal Cricket Academy Camp for under-15 (North Zone) to Punjab Cricket Association (PCA). The month-long camp will be organised at PCA stadium, Mohali from April 20.

Admn notice to vacate SAI hostel
Chandigarh, April 16
The last hope for 81 sportspersons of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre was shattered today with SAI authorities today asking the hostellers to vacate the premises before 1 pm on April 25.

Himachal, Bedi cricket clubs enter semis
Chandigarh, April 16
Himachal Cricket Club (HCC) defeated Anoop XI by 15 runs in the first quarterfinal match of the second Professional Cup Cricket Tournament at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

City boy wins tennis title at Indore
Chandigarh, April 16
Garry Singh Amor, a Class IX student of local DAV Model School, Sector 15-D, clinched the boys under-14 singles title in the All-India Ranking Tennis Tournament held at the Indore Tennis Club from April 9 to 14.

Chandigarh to host national twenty20 tourney
Chandigarh, April 16
The city will be hosting the four-day Twenty20 Cricket Tournament (Under-19) which is scheduled to start on April 19 at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here.

Weekend tourney from April 28
Chandigarh, April 16
The Panchkula District Twenty20 Cricket Association will organise the second Ind-Swift Cup inter-corporate sector league cricket tournament at the cricket stadium in Sector 3, Panchkula, from April 28.

Auto-rickshaws, buses challaned
Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh administration today continued with its ongoing drive against illegal bus operators and auto-rickshaw owners violating the rules.

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