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Two dead in liquor vend fire
Mohali, May 26
The liquor vend that was destroyed in a fire near YPS Chowk in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Saturday. Two persons were charred to death during a fire that broke out in a liquor vend in Phase VIII here in the wee hours today.

The liquor vend that was destroyed in a fire near YPS Chowk in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Shatabdi bigger, nattier, safer
Chandigarh, May 26
Last-minute reservations on the Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express? No need to worry about seat confirmation. The railways has increased 400 seats in the train.

Another cop held with dirty money
SHO Bishi Ram (extreme left) at the police station in Mani Majra on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 26
Yet another Chandigarh police official has ended in the CBI net. A week before SI Sukhdweep Singh and constable Iqbal Singh of Sector 34 police station were nabbed by the CBI.

SHO Bishi Ram (extreme left) at the police station in Mani Majra on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Vedic School
Status quo for a year
Chandigarh, May 26
In an attempt to save the academic year of more than 1,400 girl students, the Chandigarh administration has decided to allow Vedic Girls High School, Mani Majra, to continue for one more academic session at the existing venue.




EARLIER STORIES

High-speed rail corridor
Chandigarh, May 26
The Haryana Government today agreed in principle for setting up of a high speed rail corridor between Delhi and Chandigarh, which will reduce travelling time between the two destinations by about one hour and 30 minutes.

COMMUNITY

Deaf & mute woman in quest of justiceAnu with her daughter
Chandigarh, May 26
At 39 years, Anu is starting her life all over again. And for the first time, she is not feeling “afraid” to do things she should have done long ago. “I have left my despair behind. There is nothing more to grieve,” says the woman, who just got her husband of 20 years booked for cheating and cruelty.


Anu with her daughter

No livestock for butchery
Spending by Army at Leh strange: CAG
Chandigarh, May 26
Failure of the Army to take into cognizance ground realities and adverse conditions for rearing livestock in Ladakh has resulted in an expenditure of over Rs 1 crore incurred in setting up a butchery becoming infructuous.

Minorities to get 6 pc of net credit: RBI
Chandigarh, May 26
In order to achieve financial inclusion of minorities, Reserve Bank of India has issued guidelines that they are to be treated as weaker sections of the society by the banks, so that all credit facilities offered to the latter can be extended to the minority communities.

Recipients of the Rank and Bolt Awards 2006-07 during a function held at the CII, Sector 31, on Saturday. 35 get Rank and Bolt awards
Chandigarh, May 26
At least 35 students and teachers from Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab were awarded with the Rank and Bolt Awards 2006-07 during a function held at the CII, Sector 31, here, today.

Recipients of the Rank and Bolt Awards 2006-07 during a function held at the CII, Sector 31, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Eco task force to be set up: Kanwaljit
Chandigarh, May 26
The Punjab government has sought the Central Government’s assistance in raising a Territorial Army (TA) ecological task force for the state. The force, consisting of primarily ex-servicemen, will be used for the rejuvenation of ecologically degraded areas.

Political Rallies
Onus only for poll period: EC
Chandigarh, May 26
The Election Commission of India has said as far as rules and regulations regarding political rallies are concerned, it is responsible only for the election period and during the non-election period the onus is on the executive to frame adequate policies.

Farmers welcome move on land acquisition
Chandigarh, May 26
Various farmer groups in the city have welcomed the move of the Badal government against forcible acquisition of land from farmers.

Plaza Carnival
MC officials spoil show
Chandigarh, May 26
Just as the young dancers had taken stage at the Plaza Carnival, officials of the municipal corporation emerged from nowhere to play spoilsport.

Drizzle in the city on Saturday evening makes the weather pleasant. Mercury dips by 3.4 degrees
Chandigarh, May 26
Change in weather conditions triggered a happy day today, with the mercury dipping to 37°C. After a long spell of dry, hot and sultry weather that lasted over a fortnight, the maximum temperature dropped significantly by 3.4 degrees as compared to yesterday.

Drizzle in the city on Saturday evening makes the weather pleasant. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Fire at BSNL store
Mohali, May 26
A fire broke out in a store of BSNL in Phase I of the Industrial Area early this morning.

Popularising blood donation
Chandigarh, May 26
Sat Paul Bansal, a veteran blood donor who has donated blood for a whopping 130 times, is a man on a unique mission - popularising blood donation.

 
CRIME

4 hurt in clash over land dispute
Dera Bassi, May 26
As many as four persons, including three women, were injured in a group clash over a piece of land in Fatehpur Jattan village here today.

2 killed in mishap
Dera Bassi, May 26
Tragedy struck two families of Sekhan Majra village when two youths died in a road accident near Amlala village, last night.

Two youths hurt in clash
Chandigarh, May 26
Two youth were injured in an altercation over sale of a mobile handset. Police sources said Sanjay Gupta and Santosh, both residents of Hallo Majra, had a fight over former’s refusal to buy back the mobile he had sold off to Santosh.

 
BUSINESS

Land to coop societies led to Rs 1.81 crore loss
Chandigarh, May 26
The Chandigarh administration suffered a loss of Rs 1.81 crore after the Chandigarh Housing Board failed to pay the total cost of the land allotted to cooperative house building societies in Sectors 48, 49, 50 and 51.

Soiled notes worth Rs 39.5 lakh exchanged
Mohali, May 26
HDFC Bank today organised a special one-day camp for the exchange of soiled notes and coins at its Mohali Phase -7 branch. The camp, organised by its currency chest team in line with the clean note policy of the Reserve Bank of India, received encouraging response from the customers.

Workshop on pharma exports at NIPER
Chandigarh, May 26
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, will organise a two-day workshop on “Opportunities and Challenges in Export of Pharmaceuticals.”

 
EDUCATION

PU Syndicate Decides
Only Rs 2,100 fine for non-compliance
Chandigarh , May 26
Considerably diluting its control over affiliated colleges, Panjab University syndicate has “let off” lightly colleges not following the rules laid down by the university.

For this student, ill-health no impediment
Panchkula, May 26
Six months and multiple fractures later, Sanna Dhiman wasn’t expecting a miracle in her Class XII CBSE examinations. Oscillating between bouts of depression following an accident in October and the determination to come out with flying colours, she finally tasted success, scoring creditable 87 per cent marks.

KV teachers attend course
Chandigarh, May 26
At least 50 teachers from various kendriya vidyalayas are attending a 12-day in-service course for TGTs (Hindi) at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, here.

 
CULTURE

Melodies on flute
Chandigarh, May 26
It was an evening dedicated to music as flautist G.S. Rajan, bharatnatyam dancer Anjana Rajan and kathak exponent Samira Koser came together to present their respective recitals. Impeccable presentations by G.S. Rajan and wife Anjana wove magic which recalled the beauty of the Kalashetra style, seldom presented at Tagore Theatre. The programme was organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra.

Haryanvi folklore artistes regale audience
Panchkula, May 26
Twang, grace and melody of the Harynavi folklore wafted across Yavanika, an open air theatre situated in the panoramic ambience of the city park, as well known Haryanvi folklorists and ragni singers Sharif Ahmed and Palle Ram doled out their choicest numbers.

HEALTH

Make rural health mission a success, officials told
Mohali, May 26
A meeting to review the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was held here yesterday under the chairpersonship of Laxmi Kanta Chawla, state health and family welfare minister.

PGI docs dwell on ill-effects of tobacco
Dr Jasbir Singh, clinical psychologist, PGI, ties a wristband that informs about the ill-effects of tobacco at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 26
More than 8 lakh persons die in the country due to the use of tobacco. Moreover, in addition to lung diseases and asthma, tobacco use was found to be the main cause of cancer in 40 per cent patients. Dr Jasbir Singh, clinical psychologist, Cessation Clinic, PGI, revealed this, here today.

Dr Jasbir Singh, clinical psychologist, PGI, ties a wristband that informs about the ill-effects of tobacco at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Wushu Meet
Meitei of Manipur strikes gold
A wushu player demonstrates his skills on the opening day of the Junior National Wushu Meet held at the Sector 10 Skating Rink in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 26
H Omega Meitei of Manipur struck the first gold in Nanquan on the opening day of the 7th Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship at Sector 10 Rink Hall here this evening.


A wushu player demonstrates his skills on the opening day of the Junior National Wushu Meet held at the Sector 10 Skating Rink in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Mandeep advances to second round
A player in action during the qualifying rounds of the ITF Men's Circuit Tournament at CLTA Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 26
CLTA trainee Mandeep Singh Gill advanced to the second round of the qualifying competition in the SAIL $10,000 plus Hospitality India 3 Futures ITF Men's Circuit tournament being held at the CLTA Stadium here. Gill won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

A player in action during the qualifying rounds of the ITF Men's Circuit Tournament at CLTA Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Subeer scripts win for MCA
Mohali, May 26
Subeer Hayer amassed a brilliant unbeaten century and helped Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) to beat D.P. Azad Cricket Academy by a margin of 96 runs in the first match of the triangular u-13 cricket tournament. The tournament was played at the MCA ground, here, today.

Cricket: Surinder steers Bhaskar to victory
Chandigarh, May 26
The unbeaten 49-runs partnership of Surinder and Kewal for the last wicket steered the Bhaskar team to victory over CMRA XI in the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh sports department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Chandan rows to victory
Chandigarh, May 26
Chandan got gold in the single scull (M1x) under the sub-junior (boys) category clocking 2:24.52 seconds in the Chandigarh State Sub-junior and Challenger Rowing Championship for men and women that was held at the Lake Club, Sukhna Lake, here, today.


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