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Liquor vend owner, staff booked
Man shot at over bill dispute
Chandigarh, April 18
Sat Parkash in the Sector 16 General Hospital on Wednesday. Owner of a liquor vend allegedly shot at a Kansal resident following a dispute over payment of bill in Kaimbwala village late Tuesday night.

Sat Parkash in the Sector 16 General Hospital on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Private schools under watch
Chandigarh, April 18
The administration has formed a special monitoring committee comprising a representative each from the local fire office, estate office, architect department and the DPI (S) office. The team will observe and streamline the functioning of private education institutions in terms of providing safe, hygienic environs to students, implementing 15 per cent reservation for the underprivileged strata, interviews of parents at the time of admission etc.

Another ‘rape’ on promise of marriage
Chandigarh, April 18
In yet another case, the local police today arrested a Khudda Lahora resident on the allegation of raping a 22-year-old girl after giving her false assurances of marriage.



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Storm uproots trees; power supply hit
Chandigarh, April 18
The unexpected storm and rainfall last night came as a respite to city residents from the scorching sun today. The storm left a trail of destruction, with trees damaged or uprooted at several places and electricity and telephone services severely hit.

A tree in Ramgarh uprooted in the storm on Tuesday night. — A Tribune photograph

A tree in Ramgarh uprooted in the storm on Tuesday night.

Dual control
Panel on power transfer

Chandigarh, April 18
UT Administrator S. F. Rodrigues today constituted a high-powered committee to decide on the transfer of power to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.


 
COMMUNITY

Women force closure of liquor vend
Panchkula, April 18
Residents of Maheshpur, especially women, forced the closure of a liquor vend in the commercial belt of Sector 21 here today. They alleged that the vend owner had opened an ahata without any permission.

Spreading message of friendship
Students of YPS with a young patient from Pakistan at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Wednesday. Mohali, April 18
Twentyfive students of YPS today met and felicitated five Pakistani children at Fortis Hospital, here, today. The Pakistani children with life-threatening ailments had been admitted to the hospital under the aegis of the Fortis-Rotary collaborative project for underprivileged children.



Students of YPS with a young patient from Pakistan at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vickey Gharu

The duststorm which lashed the region left leaves scattered in a Sector 36 garden in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
The duststorm which lashed the region left leaves scattered in a Sector 36 garden in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Gymkhana Club members demand elected body
Panchkula, April 18
Dissatisfied with the running of the Gymkhana Club, members, today, demanded an elected body to run the club. Led by Steering Committee Convenor R.R. Bhardwaj, the members said an "urgent meeting" of the members of the general house would be held on April 22 at Aggarwal Bhavan, Sector 16.

Land acquisition
Shastri Nagar residents call off stir
Chandigarh, April 18
After a long dharna over the acquisition of their land for the IT park, residents of Shastri Nagar unexpectedly ended their agitation here this evening. The residents were offered juice by tehsildar H.R. Nagra.

Mohali areas powerless for 12 hrs
Mohali, April 18
Some areas of the town had remained without power for almost 12 hours, thanks to strong winds that swept the region last night.

Chandigarh traffic policemen issue challans to youngsters in Sector 7 on Wednesday. 240 motorists challaned
Chandigarh, April 18
The Chandigarh traffic police today challaned around 240 motorists for violation of traffic rules and regulations in various parts of the city.

Chandigarh traffic policemen issue challans to youngsters in Sector 7 on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Letters
More campaigns needed
It is owing to the Chandigarh Tribune campaign against tobacco vendors near school gates that the Chandigarh police has challaned several schools. The paper has once again proved that it is committed to social causes. Kuddos to your team of investigators.

 
CRIME

Gambling
15 held in Mohali
Mohali, April 18
The police arrested 15 persons who were allegedly indulging in illegal activities in the town today. On a complaint of head constable Harpal Singh, Gautam of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, was booked on the charge of playing satta at a T-point near Choti Karor.

Man, son booked for fraud
Chandigarh, April 18
The local police has booked a Sector-49 resident and his son for duping a Kajheri resident on the pretext of sending him abroad.

 
BUSINESS

MC nets Rs 3.02 cr in parking auction
Chandigarh, April 18 The Chandigarh municipal corporation today auctioned 15 paid parking lots, earning a revenue of over Rs 3.02 crore. The idle truck parking in Sector 26 fetched the highest bid at Rs 60 lakh, while another public parking at Sector 35 C along Himalaya Marg went for Rs 44 lakh.

 
EDUCATION

GCM jurisdiction challenged in Dimple case
Chandigarh, April 18
The defence in the general court martial (GCM) trying Major Dimple Singla on charges of professional impropriety today challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hold the trial.

Cancellation of CET
Justice Garg submits report to VC
Chandigarh, April 18
Justice G.C. Garg probing the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the common entrance test (CET) conducted by Panjab University (PU) last year has submitted his report to PU vice-chancellor. The CET scheduled for May 20, 2006, had to be cancelled at the last minute when question papers did not arrive on time.

ITFT Careerfest
Consider options carefully, says Albuquerque
Chandigarh, April 18
" After passing Class XII, students need to understand their inner strengths and qualities and also evaluate their aptitudes and interests before finally choosing a career.

Committed to educating rural India
Panchkula, April 18
The Grameen Bharat Arthik Swatantrata Samiti, a committee of educationists, farmers, scientists and students working towards educating rural India about how to achieve economic independence, today held a conference in Panchkula to acquaint people about their aims.

Translated book on curriculum uncovered
Chandigarh, April 18
The translated version of ‘National Curriculum Framework: Review of Syllabus and Text Books’ was released by the director, higher education, Raji P. Shrivastava, at Conference Hall, Sector 9, here, today.

Principal alleges GMADA apathy
Mohali, April 18
The principal of Lawerance Public senior Secondary School, Sector 51, here yesterday lambasted the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) authorities for their alleged indifference towards the state of road leading to the school.

COURTS

High Court
Plea against nomination
Notice to Administrator, nine councillors
Chandigarh, April 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for August 8 on a plea seeking setting aside the nomination of nine persons as councillor of the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MCC).

 
CULTURE

KBC to ‘freeze’ audience today
Shah Rukh Khan with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at the grand finale of the KBC. Chandigarh, April 18
India’s most popular game show KBC is all set to “freeze” for this year but the grand finale to be telecast tomorrow at 9 pm on Star Plus is going to rock the audience as it features four of Bollywood biggies. While Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra crackle the hot seat in the first hour, the surprise package is Salman Khan and his beau Katrina Kaif who rock the show in the concluding hour.

Shah Rukh Khan with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at the grand finale of the KBC.

HEALTH

NACO continues to falter with ARV drug supply
Chandigarh, April 18
The National AIDS Control Organisation has again failed to ensure regular supply of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in various antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres of the country. After The Tribune reported the serious lapse on the part of NACO last week, it had dispatched emergency stock to diffuse the crisis.

Panel to hold camps in 10 villages
Chandigarh, April 18
The newly constituted district surveillance committee of Ropar district has decided to launch a comprehensive health check programme. The programme would be launched under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) of the Government of India.

 
SPORTS

Speaking Out
Asiad bid: We didn’t do homework
India’s failure to secure the bid to host the 2014 Asian Games has disappointed sports enthusiasts as well as officials across the country. Lack of proper homework was the reason behind the loss to South Korea is what local sports officials feel, writes Akash Ghai I.S. Sandhu, director, Chandigarh Sports

Manan Manan’s double ton secures victory for city
Chandigarh, April 18
Displaying marvellous batting skills, city boy Manan Vohra, skipper of the Chandigarh team, hit a double ton against Amritsar in the Punjab State Inter-District Under- 15 Cricket Championship for the Sushil Bali Trophy at Gandhi Grounds, Amritsar, today.

Special children have fun during a sports meet at Sadhna Vocational Training Institute in Mani Majra on Wednesday. Special children’s day out
Chandigarh, April 18
It was an unusual day for special sportspersons of the Sadhna Vocational Training Institute, Mani Majra, when a special ‘Bocce’ match was organised at its premises, here today.


Special children have fun during a sports meet at Sadhna Vocational Training Institute in Mani Majra on Wednesday. —  Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Parnav scripts Cricket Academy win
Chandigarh, April 18
Cricket Academy, Sector 16, beat Vivek Academy with five wickets in a u-13 cricket match at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here, today.

ADMINISTRATION

Phoolka joint commissioner
Chandigarh, April 18
The Chandigarh Administration today posted PCS officer Tejinder Pal Singh Phoolka as joint commissioner, municipal corporation, Chandigarh, in place of O.P. Popli, who has been repatriated to his parent PCS.


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