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Ex-PU student shoots himself on campus
Chandigarh, May 12
Nargurinder Singh Brar A former Panjab University (PU) student allegedly shot himself to death in the football ground on the campus under mysterious circumstances. The death came to light in the wee hours today when a security guard noticed the body lying in a pool of blood near the spectators’ stand.

He was generous, recall friends

Girl commits suicide
Chandigarh, May 12
A 16-year-old girl today committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her Sector 32 residence.

Cycle tourism takes off in style
A rally to promote Chandigarh as the cycling city attracted many children, activists, bureaucrats and enthusiasts on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 12
Sixtyone-year-old Harjinder Kaur is a housewife living in Sector 56. She has spent a lifetime cycling around the city and was the oldest participant at the ‘Cycle Tourism Rally’ held in the city today.

A rally to promote Chandigarh as the cycling city attracted many children, activists, bureaucrats and enthusiasts on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Cops fail to part with info
Nepal safe haven for criminals
Chandigarh, May 12
The Chandigarh police continues to be secretive in releasing information about suspects of heinous crime in the city who have taken shelter in Nepal.




The three accused in the Rajiv murder case in police custody at Chandimandir police station in Panchkula on Saturday. Commando, 2 others held for murder
Panchkula, May 12
The local police has arrested three persons, including a commando with the Haryana police, on a charge of murdering a youth, Rajiv, near Madanpura village, near here, yesterday.


The three accused in the Rajiv murder case in police custody at Chandimandir police station in Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Fined Rs 25,000
RTI hammer on BDPO

Dera Bassi, May 12
The Right to Information Act has found its first offender in the subdivision, with the Punjab State Information Commission slapping a fine Rs 25,000 on the local block development and panchayat officer.

COMMUNITY

Aero-Space Club for school students
Chandigarh, May 12
To generate interest among students in the ever-expanding areas of aviation and space, the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) has launched the first ever Aero-Space Club in the city.

Rehabilitation
Admn using different yardsticks for oustees: Panel
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh administration has been accused of adopting different yardsticks while announcing benefits for those whose land is acquired for public purpose.

Relocation
After admn, residents gun for booksellers

Chandigarh, May 12
Secondhand booksellers who have been doing business opposite the gate of Panjab University and recently got a permanent site in Sector 15 after decades of hide and seek with Union Territory authorities, now face opposition of a different kind.

Workers give finishing touches to the sheds for secondhand booksellers in Sector 15-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Workers give finishing touches to the sheds for secondhand booksellers in Sector 15-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

PSEB chairman Y.S.Ratra listens to the problems of power consumers at a camp held at Industrial Area, Phase-I, Mohali, on Saturday. Ratra opens first ‘bijli darbar’
Mohali, May 12
Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board Y.S. Ratra inaugurated the first “bijli darbar” held here today. Speaking on the occasion, Ratra said the main objective of the camp was to solve grievances or difficulties of consumers in the state.



PSEB chairman Y.S.Ratra listens to the problems of power consumers at a camp held at Industrial Area, Phase-I, Mohali, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Vote recount
Councillors flay Sidhu’s role

Mohali, May 12
Municipal councillors Phool Raj Singh and Sukhminder Singh Barnala today condemned Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu for making statements and resorting to protests not “befitting” the status of MLA.

Army jawans lower a mascot onto a floating platform to mark the 150th World Military Games at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Army jawans lower a mascot onto a floating platform to mark the 150th World Military Games at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

J&K sex scandal
Statement of prosecution witnesses recorded
Chandigarh, May 12
The district and sessions judge recorded statements of two of the prosecution witnesses in the infamous Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal today.

Ex-protector of emigrants indicted
Chandigarh, May 12
The CBI special court today framed charges against former protector of emigrants (POE) K.L. Gandhi, who was caught by the central agency on graft charges.

190 donate blood at SJOBA camp
Chandigarh, May 12
At least 190 persons donated blood today at an annual blood donation camp held by the St John's Old Boys Association (SJOBA) at St John’s School, Sector 26, here, today. The camp was organised in association with the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sector 37, Chandigarh.

Kher in city today
Chandigarh, May 12
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher will visit the city tomorrow in connection with the interviews being conducted for a six-month specialised course at Actor Prepares. Only 50 students have applied for the course backed by the star. Today was the first day of interviews for 25 seats. The fee for the course is Rs 1,80,000. The institute might also begin short-term courses like weekend classes. TNS

Writers share stories
Chandigarh, May 12
The Lekhak Sabha Chandigarh held a “kahani darbar” at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, here, today.

Parking to open at PGI today
Chandigarh, May 12
The first-of-its-kind multilevel parking in the city will be opened to public at the PGI tomorrow.

Sterner laws needed to check trafficking
Human trafficking has assumed alarming proportions. The neta-travel agent nexus seems to be thriving. It has spread its tentacles throughout, but Punjab seems specially gullible.

 
CRIME

Two of the accused, Kawaljit Singh and Parminder Singh, in police custody at the police station, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 5 held for theft, snatching
Chandigarh, May 12
The local police today arrested five persons, including a minor, for their involvement in separate cases of theft and snatching.


Two of the accused, Kawaljit Singh and Parminder Singh, in police custody at the police station, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

3 vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, May 12
Three vehicles, including a multi-utility vehicle, have been stolen from the city.

4 held for thrashing photographer
Chandigarh, May 12
The Chandigarh police arrested two employees each of the CTU and the Punjab Roadways for attacking a photojournalist of the Hindi daily here today.

 
EDUCATION

City schools to get cleaner look
Chandigarh, May 12
The department of education will start a special “Cleaning the Campus” campaign in the government schools to keep the premises neat and clean. DPI (S) S.K. Setia said, “Our endeavour is to make proper arrangements for regular cleaning and general routine upkeep of the school campus, rooms, basic facilities like drinking water and other sanitary conditions etc.”

Jaspal Bhatti Bhatti’s foray into education soon
Chandigarh, May 12
Renowned comedian Jaspal Bhatti will soon launch Mad Arts, a media and digital arts school, as an education venture in the city.

Jaspal Bhatti

From Colleges
Banur
FOUNDATION DAY: Sub chapter of the Ramakrishna Vivekananda International Foundation at the Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ramnagar, Banur, on Friday observed its foundation day on the institute’s campus.

Former teachers honoured
Chandigarh, May 12
Annual meeting of the Punjab Government College Retired Teachers Welfare Association was held today at Government College for Boys, Sector 11, Chandigarh, in which more than 150 former teachers participated. It was presided over by Dr Bhagat Singh, former DPI, Punjab, and vice-chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala.

10 present cases for sites
Chandigarh, May 12
At least 10 presentations were made by different institutions seeking a site at the education city in Chandigarh today. As many as 25 institutions have applied for sites at the venue which will house seven institutions.

 
CULTURE

Jeet Jagjeet enraptures Plaza Carnival crowd
Punjabi singer Jeet Jagjit performs at Plaza Carnival in Chandigarh on Saturday. The Tribune was the media sponsor of the event. Chandigarh, May 12
The Plaza Carnival crowd was treated to a spectacular show of music as the star performer Jeet Jagjeet brought alive the vitality of Punjabi folk, mysticism and serenity of Sufiana stream and glamour of popular music all in his two-hour scintillating spell here at Plaza.


Punjabi singer Jeet Jagjit performs at Plaza Carnival in Chandigarh on Saturday. The Tribune was the media sponsor of the event. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


HEALTH

Contests mark end of nursing week
Mohali, May 12
The nursing week being celebrated at Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib School of Nursing concluded here today. Several events were organised during the week starting from May 6. These were organised in association with the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C ) Eye Hospital Trust and Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital, Sohana.

Medical camp concludes
Dera Bassi, May 12
The two-day free medical camp organised by the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Medical Sciences and Research concluded here yesterday.

 
SPORTS

400 take part in skating carnival
Panchkula, May 12
Rohit Bajaj of KBDAV-7, Chandigarh, rolled to the first place in the boys’ 14 to 16 years category, while Rishika of Sophia Convent, emerged winner in the four to six years girls’ category on the opening day of the skating carnival. The carnival was organised by Doon Public School, Sector 21, here, on its campus.

Billiards: Anandit in finals
Chandigarh, May 12
Anandit Joshi blazed his way to the finals after defeating Jaspal Singh 225-150 in the semifinals of the Sixth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship, held at Chandigarh Club, here, today.

ADMINISTRATION

SSP to join Faridabad agency
Chandigarh, May 12
Senior superintendent of police (traffic) A.S. Ahlawat is expected to join as executive officer of the Mehwat Development Agency in Faridabad next week. Confirming this, SSP Ahlawat said he would join the new office within next week. — TNS


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