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36 injured in police fury

Cops use it all ó tear gas, water cannons, lathi charge
Chandigarh, May 3
The standoff between the local authorities and residents of Janata Colony near Nayagaon turned violent this morning with the Chandigarh Police firing into the air to disperse agitators protesting against the construction of a PGI boundary wall, which blocked the colonyís access to the city.
Khaki brutality after DSP, SHO stoned

MLA threatens to cut water supply to city

A resident of Janata Colony near Nayagaon injured in a police lathi charge; and children and the elderly alike face khaki brutality following a protest on Thursday. ó Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Sekhon puts in papers; top brass in quandary
Chandigarh, May 3
The decision of sub-inspector Paramjit Kaur Sekhon to put in her papers has put the top brass of the Chandigarh Police into a quandary. All senior officials, including inspector-general of police (IGP) S.K Jain, today avoided the media.

Paramjit Kaur Sekhon
Paramjit Kaur Sekhon

GMADA notices to 15 schools
Mohali, May 3
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority here has issued notices to 15 schools here for alleged violation of allotment terms. These schools, according to officials, had not admitted the stipulated number of students from economically weaker sections.




EARLIER STORIES

Depression Toll

Markfed ex-supdt kills himself
Chandigarh, May 3
Navinder Singh, a retired Markfed superintendent, allegedly shot himself dead with his double-barrelled .12 bore licensed gun at his Sector 44 residence here this morning. Quoting the family, the police said he had been suffering from depression for the past over five years.
Poisons 2 daughters, herself
Mohali, May 3
A mother allegedly poisoned her two minor daughters before taking her own life in Phase XI here today. According to the police, Ritu (32) gave some poisonous substance to Pallavi (7) and Tanya (4) before taking the extreme step herself.

Power: Good news from dams of north
Chandigarh, May 3
As large parts of the country are struggling to cope up with rising demand for power because of rise in temperature, there is good news regarding the level of water in major dams, including Bhakra Dam in north India.

Ammo scam: Mediapersonsí presence recorded
Chandigarh, May 3
An unusual situation prevailed at the general court martial trying a colonel for alleged misappropriation of ammunition when the presence of some media reporters covering the trial was brought on recorded in the court proceedings.

COMMUNITY

Central board for private tubewells in southern sectors
Chandigarh, May 3
Chandigarh faces a water shortage of about 40 per cent of its total requirement. However, if an ambitious plan mooted by the Central Ground Water Board catches the fancy of the administration, water woes will be a thing of the past.

No free power, water for Bar body, HC told
Chandigarh, May 3
The UT administration has submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the Bar associationís request for free power and water is completely and manifestly misconceived and untenable in law.

Demonstration held by UT Powermen Union
Chandigarh, May 3
On a call given by the UT Powermen Union, Chandigarh, employees of the electricity department held a protest demonstration before the electricity office in Sector 23 here today.


UT Powermen Union members organise a rally against deputy director, Technical Education, Haryana, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
ó A Tribune photograph

UT Powermen Union members organise a rally against deputy director, Technical Education, Haryana, in Chandigarh

Ghaggar bridge under PSHRC scanner
Zirakpur, May 3
The narrow and dilapidated Ghaggar bridge on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway is under the scanner of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission. Concerned at the inconvenience faced by the general public in view of the traffic chaos resulting on account of the dilapidated condition, the PSHRC has constituted a commission to study various problems being faced by the commuters.

770 toilets not enough
Chandigarh, May 3
The ambitious project of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to provide prefabricated structures to BPL families is all set to face serious sanitation problems with only 770 toilets available for over 1700 families.

Punjab seeks nod to ply more buses from city
Chandigarh, May 3
The Punjab government is seeking a higher kilometre limit for its buses on UT roads. The government is also seeking a permission for plying of private buses in the city, particularly air-conditioned vehicles, which the UT was not permitting at the moment.

No NoC for vacant plots
Mohali, May 3
A delegation of the Mohali Property Consultant Association, led by president Shalinder Anand, met Chief Administrator (CA) GMADA Krishan Kumar today. The delegation brought to the notice that the NOCs in connection with vacant plots were not being issued to allottees who felt harassed.

Opposition councillors demand security
Mohali, May 3
Condemning the allegations leveled by the Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu against cooperation minister, councilors belonging to the opposition group of the municipal council have demanded security as they said there was a threat to their life.

Pre-mature retirements in IAF down
Chandigarh, May 3
The number of IAF pilots who proceeded on pre-mature retirement has come down by about 45 per cent during the past three years. From 128 pilots who quit the force in 2004, the figure dropped to 56 in 2006.

Fauji Beat
Command Hospital takes to modernisation
WITH a clientele of about 7.55 lakh, the Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir, is in the process of modernisation. All formalities for the procurement of over Rs 5 crore MRI Scan have been completed and it will start functioning within a few months from the new building, which is under construction.

Donít demolish Ram Setu, says Shankaracharya
Chandigarh, May 3
Ram Setu was a symbol of Indian culture and demolishing it was a direct attack on the culture of ancient India and Hinduism. This was stated by Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath Badrikashram Madhawashram here today.

Market panelís chief poll on May 14
Chandigarh, May 3
The administration has decided to hold fresh elections for the post of chairman, Market Committee, Chandigarh, on May 14 . This move follows the acceptance of resignation tendered by former chairman Anand Singh.

 
CRIME

Decomposed body found under railway bridge

Chandigarh, May 3
A decomposed body of an industrial area resident was found under mysterious circumstances under the railway bridge on the elevated track near Sector 47 this afternoon.


Police officials examine the spot under railway bridge near Sector 47, Chandigarh, where a decomposed body was found on Thursday. ó A Tribune photograph

Driver falls off third floor, hurt
Chandigarh, May 3
A driver of the Sector 32 GMCH suffered a fracture on leg after he accidentally fell from the third floor of the hospital building. The police said the victim Bawa Ram told the police that he fell accidentally when he had gone to drink water and slipped off the parapet after losing his balance.


Police officials examine the spot under railway bridge near Sector 47, Chandigarh, where a decomposed body was found
 
BUSINESS

Citco earns Rs 16.95 cr profit
Chandigarh, May 3
Citco has earned a record profit of Rs 16.95 crore during the year ending March 31 surpassing all previous records of profit, an official press note said here today. According to managing director Jasbir Singh Bir, the provisional results have revealed that the corporation has been successful in improving its turnover from Rs 273 crore in 2005-2006 to Rs 301crore in 2006-07.

James Plaza gets site in city centre
Chandigarh, May 3
After restoring the site of James Plaza in Sector 17 city centre, the allottee company, James Hotels (P) Ltd, has deposited Rs 2 lakh as the extension fee with the estate office. The site is located adjacent to the Taj.

SBoP celebrates foundation day
Chandigarh, May 3
The State Bank of Patiala, Kalka branch, on Thursday celebrated the 44th year of its foundation. The branch was set up in May, 1963, and since then it has been recognised for its customer focus and innovations.

 
EDUCATION


Students at the Chandigarh centre of Animaster, a training institute in animation, celebrate the first anniversary of their institute in Chandigarh
Students at the Chandigarh centre of Animaster, a training institute in animation, celebrate the first anniversary of their institute in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Mgmt quota in Chitkara goes
Mohali, May 3
In an unprecedented move, the Chitkara Educational Trust has returned all management quota seats in its engineering, pharmacy and architecture courses to Punjab Technical University.

PU gets back prime land from SBI
Chandigarh, May 3
After years of tussle between Panjab University and the State Bank of India, the university has finally got possession of six acres of its prime land on the Panipat-New Delhi stretch of the National Highway.

World Red Cross Day function on May 8
Chandigarh, May 3
The Punjab State Red Cross Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society has decided to organise a state-level World Red Cross Day function on May 8 at Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

COURTS

Documents of case go missing from court
Chandigarh, May 3
Yet again, documents of a case have gone missing from the court record. At the receiving end is a resident of Ludhiana, Pritam Kaur, who has been running from pillar to post to trace the documents which are vital to support her case of cheating and fraud against one Mohinder Singh in connection with an SCO in Sector 35.

 
HEALTH

Outsourcing in lab boon for patients
Chandigarh, May 3
The decision taken by the health department, Chandigarh Administration, to outsource laboratory services at the place of examination by doctors of dispensary has started paying dividends. As many as 5,552 patients obtained the facility during this period.

 
SPORTS

A sports prodigy with a vision
Chandigarh, May 3
Every nick and corner of her room is studded with trophies, medals and mementos. Name the sport or any academic activity and she has a trophy in her name. Her vitae curricula speak about her versatility what this 15-year-old girl has achieved in all India school level, and district, state, and national levels.

Twenty20
Omís spell leads Himachal club into semis
Chandigarh, May 3
A deadly bowling spell by Om Parkash (5 for 19) helped the Himachal Cricket Club to secure the semifinals berth in the first All India Invitation Prize Money Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

 

An ICL XI player cuts the ball against and the JJís XI during the All India Twenty-20 Cricket Championship 2007 at the Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
ó A Tribune photograph

An ICL XI player cuts the ball against and the JJís XI during the All India Twenty-20 Cricket Championship 2007 at the Sector 16, Chandigarh

NPS cagers win championship

Chandigarh, May 3
Hosts New Public School, Sector 18, clinched top honours in both girls and boys categories in the Youth State Basketball Championship that concluded on the school premises here today.



The girls team of NPS, Sector 18, after winning the Youth State Basketball Championship here on Thursday. ó Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


The girls team of NPS, Sector 18, after winning the Youth State Basketball Championship here

Vishal drubs Ajay in billiards
Chandigarh, May 3
Vishal Gupta drubbed Ajay Gupta 151-133 in the inaugural billiards match of the 6th Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Trials for sports grades
Chandigarh, May 3
The sports department, Chandigarh administration, has decided to hold trials and interviews on May 24 for issuing sports gradation certificates to the players.

Takshima, Pawandeep best players
Chandigarh, May 3
Takshima Seth, a student of DPS, Pinjore, and Pawandeep Singh, a student of Sacred Heart, Mandi Gobindgarh, won the best player awards in the girls and boys categories, respectively.

Women cricket cell set up
Chandigarh, May 3
The Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association has formed the women cricket cell to promote women cricket in Chandigarh district.

Carrom tourney from May 19
Chandigarh, May 3
The 10th St. Stephenís Carrom Ranking Tournament will be held at St. Stephenís School, Sector 45, here from May 19 to 22.

Wrestling tournament
Mohali, May 3
The Mohali District Wrestling Association, Punjab, will be organising a sub junior wrestling championship (under 17) on May 13 at the Guljar Wrestling Akhara, AKS Colony, Zirakpur.


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