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Southeastern sectors quake prone
Chandigarh, March 18
Southeastern sectors of Chandigarh like Sectors 47 to 51 and Sectors 15 and 38, besides Kaimbwala (near Sukhna Lake), Jagatpura and eastern part of Mohali have come under earthquake-prone areas.

Protector of emigrants in CBI mesh
Chandigarh, March 18
The CBI today arrested protector of emigrants, K.P. Tiwari, a clerk in his office and a conduit while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2.50 lakh for granting an emigration clearance certificate to a private firm.
K.P. Tiwari
K.P. Tiwari

Sharma’s conviction
The family is cursed, says neighbour
Panchkula, March 18
Even as a Delhi court convicted the suspended IGP,
R.K. Sharma, in the murder case of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar today, his neighbours were concerned for
the “wonderful family”.


Ganesh A spirit amputated
Chandigarh, March 18
Ganesh (19), a physically challenged youth, has decided not to take his next examination, owing to the “callous” attitude of the principal and staff of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-B, Chandigarh.                                                               

Consumer Courts
Jetlife told to pay Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, March 18
The District Consumer Redressal Forum has directed Jetlife India Limited, New Delhi, to pay Rs 10,000 in compensation to a Sector 28 resident for deficiency in service.

Paid Parking
Major changes in contract terms
Chandigarh, March 18
Parking at paid parking lots in the city is set to go people-friendly and hassle-free. In a bid to streamline paid parking, the municipal corporation today proposed
major reforms.


BPL beneficiaries get stipend, certificates
Chandigarh, March 18
The City Mayor Pardeep Chhabra, today distributed certificates, stipend and 52 sewing machines to 128 beneficiaries living below poverty line at Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Sector 38, here.

Illegal migration forced UK to tighten visa norms: Stagg
Chandigarh, March 18
The illegal migration to the United Kingdom has forced the government to tighten the visa norms. This has led to a visa rejection rate of 15- 16 per cent.

Draw of lots for LIG flats today
Mohali, March 18
The draw of lots for LIG flats in Phase XI here would be held tomorrow. Over 14,000 applications had been found to be in order for the draw.

P’kula MC Poll
109 file nomination papers
Panchkula, March 18
A triangular contest is on the cards on a majority of seats in the 31-member municipal council (MC), elections to which are scheduled for March 30.

New day care centre
Chandigarh, March 18
A new day care centre, Bubbles, was inaugurated at the Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday.

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Learning German made easier
Chandigarh, March 18
Learning German language is not a difficult job now as Chandigarh is coming up with a centre recognised by the German government at Sector 34.

From Colleges
805 students awarded degrees
Students of GGDSD College after they receive their degree at their annual convocation on the college campus in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, March 18
The 32nd annual convocation of GGDSD College, Sector 32 C, Chandigarh, was held on the college premises, here today. Prof Mool Chand Sharma, vice-chairman, UGC, New Delhi, presided over the function.

Students of GGDSD College after they receive their degree at their annual convocation on the college campus in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

PU Notes
200 delegates to participate in seminar
Chandigarh, March 18
As a part of the ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations, faculty of Languages, PU, is holding a one-day special seminar on “Making of India as a nation: An inter-language dialogue” on March 20.


High Court
Sale of drugs can’t be banned under general laws
Chandigarh, March 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today held that the issuance of a notification under general laws, prohibiting the sale of certain medicines by chemists without prescription, was void.

Chief Justice of Panjab and Haryana High Court Justice Vijender Jain (centre), Justice M.M. Kumar (left), and Justice J.S. Khehar in Mohali on Tuesday. CJ asks govt to identify site for judicial complex
Mohali, March 18
Chief Justice Vijender Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Punjab government to identify a site in Mohali for setting up of the judicial courts complex.

Chief Justice of Panjab and Haryana High Court Justice Vijender Jain (centre), Justice M.M. Kumar (left), and Justice J.S. Khehar in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

CJ Jain asks lawyers to sink differences
Mohali, March 18
Three judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, including the Chief Justice, today exhorted members of the SAS Nagar Bar associations to resolve their differences and unite.

Notice to ministry on plea for planned growth
Chandigarh, March 18
In a public interest litigation, directions have been sought for the preparation of a composite regional plan for the development of the tricity of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.

Hearing deferred in Pandher case
Chandigarh, March 18
A local court today deferred the hearing in a suit filed by Karandeep Singh Pandher, son of Nithari killings accused Mohinder Singh Pandher, till March 22.

District Courts
Man acquitted of rape charge
Chandigarh, March 18
Additional district and sessions judge S.K. Aggarwal today acquitted Vijay Kumar of raping his neighbour as the prosecution failed to prove allegations against him owing to discrepancies in the statement of the victim given from time to time.


Baby abandoned, parents let off with ‘directions’
Kharar, March 18
In a bizarre incident a newborn baby girl was found abandoned in the Kharar civil hospital. Instead of taking action against the parents of the infant, the Kharar police and civil hospital authorities have tried to hush up the case.

2 booked for attempt to murder
Kharar, March 18
Two persons have been booked for attempt to murder, threatening and firing rounds of bullet near Daun village.

Vendor attacked, robbed
Kharar, March 18
A vegetable vendor, Harmesh Kumar (40), resident of Rattanheri village, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and looted of his mobile and cash late yesterday evening.

SDM office building in a shambles
Kharar, March 18
The Kharar SDM office building is in a shambles with the structure being declared unsafe a few years back.

‘Beti Bachao’ theatre campaign ends
Patiala, March 18
A four-show Inter-state "Beti Bachao Theatre Festival" concluded in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, on Monday.

Shooting championship
Patiala, March 18
The 6th Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Shooting Championship will be held at the NMBGC shooting range, Patiala, from March 25 to March 30.


Inter-Media Cricket
Indian Express thrash Media XI by 60 runs
Chandigarh, March 18
The Indian Express beat Media XI by 60 runs during the inter-media tournament being played here today.

Abhimanyu sprints to victory
Chandigarh, March 18
Abhimanyu won 100m (boys), while Aditya Vikram and Vinay finished second and third, respectively, on the concluding day of the 61st Annual Athletics Meet of Punjab Engineering College, Deemed University, here recently.


‘Thief’ falls to death
Chandigarh, March 18
A theft attempt proved fatal for a man when he fell to death from a three-storyed building in Industrial Area, Phase I, here tonight.

Two held for carrying firearms
Chandigarh, March 18
The police today arrested two persons on charges of carrying firearms without valid permit. The two had licences, but these were meant for Punjab state.


India-Central Asia ties will boost growth: Kidwai
Chandigarh, March 18
Collaborative programmes for industrial development and friendship between India and the Central Asian countries could result in unprecedented mutual industrial progress.

Admn clarifies on conversion fee
Chandigarh, March 18
The Chandigarh administration has clarified that all those who have applied for conversion under the conversion policy to allow conversion of industrial plots to commercial establishments after the December 17 auction will have to pay a fee of Rs 35,000 per sq yd.


ICL Twenty20 Meet
Actor Aarti Chhabria performs during the ICL tournament in Panchkula on Tuesday.Aarti Chhabria steals the show
Panchkula, March 18
The ongoing Twenty20 tournament of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) after a day of rest got its zing back this evening with actor Aarti Chhabria performing at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here this evening. Over 2,000 spectators, mostly youngsters, enjoyed Aarti’s performance, who performed before the start of the match between Ahmedabad Rockets and Mumbai Champs.

Actor Aarti Chhabria performs during the ICL tournament in Panchkula on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

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