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Broker behind CA’s murder arrested
He paid Rs 14 lakh to contract killer to pocket Rs 1.90 cr
Chandigarh, May 23
Less than 12 hours after Rajesh Goel, a charted accountant, was knifed to death in his Sector 32 office, the Chandigarh Police today claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of a share-broker, who allegedly paid a supari of Rs 14 lakh to pocket a sum of Rs 1.90 crore taken from the victim. Kanav Arora (left), prime accused in the murder of chartered accountant Rajesh Goel, along with Shiv Kumar and contract killer Mandeep Singh at the Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Kanav Arora (left), prime accused in the murder of chartered accountant Rajesh Goel, along with Shiv Kumar and contract killer Mandeep Singh at the Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Course Correction
EO to function within deadline
Chandigarh, May 23
Cutting unnecessary delays is the latest buzzword in the UT’s estate office. In a bid to project a people-friendly image, the estate office has set deadlines for its staff to handle cases.

Payback
UT seeks Rs 170 crore more from Centre
Chandigarh, May 23
An additional amount of Rs 170 crore has been sought by the Chandigarh Administration from the central government as revised estimates. The amount is in addition to the approved plan budget for the Chandigarh Union Territory.

EARLIER STORIES

Heat and Dust
At 40.2° C, it’s getting unbearable
Chandigarh, May 23 Chandigarh recorded one of the hottest days of the season. Within a fortnight, the day temperature has shot up by six degrees. The city recorded a maximum of 40.2 degrees today. This is the highest temperature recorded in the season so far, except for 40.6 degree recorded on May 16.

25-yr-old youth run over by bus
Chandigarh, May 23
At an accident that occurred at the Piccadilly roundabout today at 8 pm, 25-year-old Navneet Singh, a resident of Yamunanagar, came under the rear wheel of a Haryana Roadways bus (HR 57 1380) bound for Sirsa while trying to board it.

Nek Chand displays the citation which he received in Paris. French honour for Nek Chand
Chandigarh, May 23
The talent of Nek Chand has now caught the fancy of Parisians. Two decades after the celebrated environment architect showcased his conservation skills in the French capital, he was recalled to weave his magic all over again. And he has returned from Paris with a prestigious award, presented by the city’s Mayor.

Nek Chand displays the citation which he received in Paris.


COMMUNITY

Farmers holding back stocks
Punjab wheat arrivals fall
Chandigarh, May 23
The government of India has announced that the Rs 100 bonus on the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 750 per quintal of wheat would not be paid to farmers after May 31. However, this has failed to enthuse farmers in Punjab, who continue to hold back their stocks.

Army to discharge 27,000 troops
Chandigarh, May 23
To offset surplus manpower, the Army would be discharging close to 27,000 personnel placed in the low medical category (LMC) over the next two years. The discharges, which concern personnel below officer rank (PBOR), are scheduled to commence from June.

Molestation Case
Clean chit to Brigadier
Chandigarh, May 23
The Chandigarh police today said the FIR registered against Brig J.S. Jaswal (retd), former director, Sainik Welfare, Punjab, accusing him of molesting his employee, a war widow, had been cancelled as the allegations could not be substantiated.

Proposal to extend MC limits shelved
Mohali, May 23
Even as the Municipal Council today unanimously rejected the proposal to extend the jurisdiction of the civic body at the monthly meeting held here today, heated arguments were witnessed between members of the ruling group and those of the opposition over alleged taking of bribes by certain councillors.

Ban on burning leaves goes up in smoke
Indiscriminate burning of wild growth and garbage in Sector 31, Chandigarh, led to thick smog enveloping the atmosphere on Wednesday morning. Chandigarh, May 23
In violation of the apex court’s orders banning the burning of leaves and other waste, garbage weeds and bushes were burnt on large tracts of vacant land in Sector 31 here today.

Indiscriminate burning of wild growth and garbage in Sector 31, Chandigarh, led to thick smog enveloping the atmosphere on Wednesday morning. — A Tribune photograph

PGI pool needs treatment
Chandigarh, May 23
The swimming pool on the PGI campus has not been opened for want of repairs so far this year. The opening of the pool, which was scheduled for May 22, got delayed as it needed repairs, said P.K. Srivastava, in charge of the construction division, PGI.

CBI drops case against PGI officer
Chandigarh, May 23
Two years after the CBI booked PGI store officer Nand Kishore Munjal and his wife Janki Dulari Munja in a case of disproportionate assets, the agency has filed a closure report in court.

Voter cards on your doorstep
Panchkula, May 23
Several teams of officials of the district administration would prepare voter identity cards of residents of different sectors of Panchkula on their doorstep.

Sewerage work pending for 2 yrs
Mohali, May 23
The sewerage wing of the Public Health Department had not cleared road gullies in parts of Phase X and XI which were lying choked for the past two years causing inconvenience to residents.

Letters
Menacing verandahs
Verandahs in most of the markets at Chandigarh and Mohali cause a lot of inconvenience to the public. There are three main irritants. Firstly, shopkeepers keep their stuffs in the verandahs blocking them completely.

 
CRIME

2 youths held for robberies
Chandigarh, May 23
With the arrest of two youths, the local police today claimed to have solved two cases of robberies. The police also recovered a dagger from their possession.

Bribe costs SDM’s reader his job
Chandigarh, May 23
The district administration today dismissed Naresh Gupta, reader to SDM (south) Vinay Singh, for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a Panchkula resident.

 
BUSINESS

Mobile after-sale services in disrepair
Chandigarh, May 23
It may be a windfall for the “mobile crazy” customers after prices of mobile handsets have been slashed by manufacturers. However, the after sale and repair services by most manufacturers have left bad flavour, rue city residents.

Biz Clips
Chandigarh
WINNERS: Big 92.7 FM has announced the winners of its Sone Ki Barish contest. The contest involved simple questions asked by BIG 92.7 FM’s RJs. Lucky winners won gold coins every hour between 9 am and 7 pm. Around 120 gold coins (3 grams each) were given to the winners. TNS

 
EDUCATION

Admission to Class XI to get simpler
Chandigarh, May 23
Come June, admission to secondary classes in government schools will become a simple affair. The department has come out with an information booklet which contains queries on admission and examination for Class XI.

UT to appoint 129 lecturers
Chandigarh, May 23
The Chandigarh administration will appoint 129 more college-cadre lecturers in different colleges of the city. These lecturers are being appointed to meet the increased requirement of lecturers in view of the new courses that are going to be started in different colleges from this academic year.

MBA reappear rules may change
Chandigarh, May 23
Panjab University syndicate members scheduled to meet on May 26 will consider a proposal to change the reappear rules for MBA students.

Braille press installed
Chandigarh, May 23
A new Braille printing press was installed at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, here today. The press was inaugurated by UT home secretary Krishna Mohan.

COURTS

HC notice to Panchkula MC
Chandigarh, May 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Panchkula Municipal Corporation, the deputy commissioner, Panchkula, and the Haryana Urban Development Authority over a petition highlighting the pathetic condition of roads and sanitation in Panchkula.

 
CULTURE

Protest finds a platform
Artiste Parnab Mukherjee (in the foreground) performs in the midst of his audience at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, on the concluding day of On The Grand Trunk Road, a journey through installations and performances, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, May 23
Protest-activism found an eloquent platform in On the Grand Trunk Road, a journey across installations and performances, which opened yesterday at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10.

Artiste Parnab Mukherjee (in the foreground) performs in the midst of his audience at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, on the concluding day of On The Grand Trunk Road, a journey through installations and performances, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Nirmal Pandey at a press conference in the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, on Tuesday. Nirmal Pandey in new avatar
Chandigarh, May 23
"To be ideologically and aesthetically impartial, I evaluate art on the scale of utility and quality rather than quantity," opines the celebrated film actor and thespian Nirmal Pandey, who won the Cannes Film Festival award for his film 'Daayre'.


Nirmal Pandey at a press conference in the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Earth film show concludes
Chandigarh, May 23
Excerpts from 21 films were shown followed by a discussion on how to ensure learning in a pleasurable manner on the last day of Earth Film Show at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10.

HEALTH

German doctor conducts live workshop
Chandigarh, May 23
The cause of chronic pain is not only pressure on nerve but there are also significant bio-mechanical and chemical factors. This was stated by Dr Stephan Hellinger, a general orthopaedic surgeon from Munich, Germany.

 
SPORTS

Sector 16 trounce DAV-15 boys
Chandigarh, May 23
A fine knock of 68 runs, studded with nine 4s, helped Sector 16 Cricket Stadium to trounce DAV Public School, Sector 15, by a mammoth margin of 178 runs in the inaugural pool D match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here.

Bronze will revive hockey, feels Baljit
Chandigarh, May 23
A podium finish in the recent 16th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup eight-nation hockey tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia, has given the much-needed boost to Indian, feels Indian custodian Baljit Singh.

The Chandigarh team celebrates after winning the M.L. Markan Trophy at the PCA stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh lift u-17 cricket trophy
Mohali, May 23
Chandigarh beat Bathinda on the basis of their first innings lead in the final match of the Punjab inter-district u-17 tournament for the M.L. Markan Trophy 2007-08 at the PCA stadium, here today.

The Chandigarh team celebrates after winning the M.L. Markan Trophy at the PCA stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

500 to take part in wushu meet
Chandigarh, May 23
More than 500 boys and girls from 30 states and union territories will be seen in action in the four-day 7th Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship scheduled to be held at Sector 10 Skating Rink, here, from May 26. The event is being organised by the Wushu Association of Chandigarh.

Netball
3 local players on list of probables
Chandigarh, May 23
Three local players - Prabhjot Kaur, Preeti and Shivani Rana - have made it to the list of probables for attending a netball coaching camp to be held at Trichi (Tamil Nadu) from June 1 to 12.



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