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Man shoots at paralytic daughter, kills himself
Was in depression over other daughter’s
inter-caste marriage

Chandigarh, March 29
In a shocking incident, a 50-year-old businessman allegedly shot himself to death after shooting his coma ridden daughter at his Sector 23 residence here this morning.

Karanjit Singh

Karanjit Singh, who shot himself

Poonam , who was injured after Karanjit Singh shot her

‘Earth Hour’ observed by accident
Power supply briefly snapped to large parts of city
Chandigarh, March 29
“Earth Hour” was observed here today in Sector 17 by sheer accident. Barring one NGO, no one knew what the Earth Hour was all about till the lights actually went off even if for less than 15 minutes.
We managed to observe “Earth Hour” by sheer chance! The central fountain at Sector 17 Plaza before  a 10-minute cut due to a line fault in Chandigarh We managed to observe “Earth Hour” by sheer chance! The central fountain at Sector 17 Plaza after a 10-minute cut due to a line fault in Chandigarh
UNEARTHLY STROKE OF LUCK: We managed to observe “Earth Hour” by sheer chance! The central fountain at Sector 17 Plaza before (left) and after a 10-minute cut due to a line fault in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan


Home secy to be repatriated
Chandigarh, March 29
The Chandigarh administration has finally decided to repatriate the present home secretary, Krishna Mohan, a Haryana-cadre IAS officer, to his parent state on March 31.

Road maintenance leaves commuters a harried lot 
Chandigarh, March 29
Even as there is no technical obstruction in re-carpeting roads during the night, the UT engineering wing continues to re-carpet roads, paint road markings and carry out other maintenance works during the day, much to the chagrin of commuters.



A day before poll, blame game rife
Panchkula, March 29
The town wore a quite look as aggressive campaigning for the Panchkula MC poll came to an end here yesterday. Tomorrow around 1,16,500 voters will decide the fate of 185 candidates contesting from 31 wards.

UT aims to promote ‘responsible tourism’
Chandigarh, March 29
The Chandigarh tourism department, in association with EonEcon Foundation would popularise the concept of ‘responsible tourism’ in the region. To launch the concept, a conference was organised at the UT guest house here today. Speakers from the hotel industry were also called in to express their views.

Art is a major social force: Khanna
Chandigarh, March 29
“In the best of the times and the worst, people have always turned to the arts, a dynamic social force which is capable of bonding, forging links to express emotions with an urge to know what is beyond comprehension. Art, however, is a personal creation in which the artist creates new symbols with a view to express a particular thought or perceived idea”, opined the world acclaimed painting maestro Padamashri Krishan Khanna here today.

BSF-Rangers talks conclude
BSF’s additional director-general (West), G.S. Gill, with members of Pakistan Rangers’ delegation on the concluding day of their biannual conference in ChandigarhChandigarh, March 29
The 14-member delegation of Pakistan Rangers left for their country today on the conclusion of the three-day biannual meeting with the Border Security Force (BSF). The delegation had arrived here on March 26.

BSF’s additional director-general (West), G.S. Gill, with members of Pakistan Rangers’ delegation on the concluding day of their biannual conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Liqour vends in vicinity make hay
Panchkula, March 29
Liquor vends in the vicinity of Panchkula - falling in Punjab and Chandigarh - made hay as the town observed dry day today ahead of the municipal election to be held tomorrow. Long queues of vehicles could be seen outside the vends situated along the Zirakpur barrier and near Rajiv Colony and created traffic hurdles.

Yearly tax for vehicles with capacity of 9 or more
Mohali, March 29
All vehicles having a seating capacity of nine or more persons will now have to pay taxes on a yearly basis and not in lumpsum as was being done earlier.

Tension brews as ‘Shivling’ removed
Chandigarh, March 29
Tension prevailed in Sector 29 today when the UT enforcement wing removed a ‘Shivling’ and a statue installed at a site here. However, SDM (east) reached the spot and placated the people by offering to install the statues in a nearby temple.

Notice issued to Tihar Jail superintendant
Chandigarh, March 29
Considering the application moved by an undertrial Sanjeev Nayyar today, judicial magistrate first class Atul Marya issued a notice to the superintendent of Tihar Jail, New Delhi, and asked him to explain as to why the accused was handcuffed in violation of law.

Have mercy on cricket lovers


NRIs to pay more at Panjab University
Chandigarh, March 29
The Panjab University senate at its meeting held today decided not to hike tuition fees for students this year but there will be a fee increase of 10 per cent for the NRI seats. All members welcomed the decision in the light of the fact that as a practice the university was hiking 10 per cent fee every year.

New textbooks for Classes I to X
Chandigarh, March 29
The Chandigarh education department has prescribed some new textbooks for Classes 1 to X, in government schools of Chandigarh, from the new session 2008-09. According to S.K. Setia DPI (S) the list of text books prescribed for different classes have been sent to all the heads of the schools.

IIT Roorkee bags first prize in TECHNIQUE-08
Chandigarh, March 29
The IIT Roorkee bagged the first prize carrying a cash prize of Rs 40,000 while BITS-Pilani bagged the runners-up prize of Rs 25,000 on the second day of PEC’s annual tech fest, TECHNIQUE-08, held on Punjab Engineering College premises, here today.

PU Notes
Research methodology in social sciences discussed

Chandigarh, March 29
A one-day seminar on research methodology in social sciences was conducted by the department of geography, PU, today as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the university. Prof S.K. Kulkarni, DUI, PU, delivered the inaugural address. He stressed the need to adopt best practices in research by developing standard operating procedures.

PU violence: Two held
Chandigarh, March 29
The police today arrested Gurtej Singh Pannu and Hardev Singh, students of Tangori College, who were involved in yesterday’s violence outside the English auditorium in Panjab University. —


Mohali court complex cries for space
Mohali, March 29
With the opening of the court of additional district and sessions judge here, the court complex housed in a community centre in Phase 3B1 is bound to prove inadequate. The complex already has acute shortage of space and with the opening of ADSJ court; the problem is likely to increase.

Mega lok adalat settles 352 cases
Mohali, March 29
A mega lok adalat for traffic challans was organised by the district legal services authority, Ropar, here today.

Constable, accomplice get 5-yr RI
Chandigarh, March 29
Additional district and sessions judge R.S. Sondhi today sentenced Malkiat Singh, a Punjab police constable and his friend Deputy Ram, a tea vendor, 5-year rigorous imprisonment in an attempt to murder case.


Girl does a Munnabhai in exams 
Patiala, March 29
Emulating a scene from Bollywood blockbuster ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, a matriculation student here sent one of her relatives to appear in the final examinations of the Punjab School Education Board.

Sarpanches not keen on WB project
Kharar, March 29
With the term of nagar panchayats expiring and no polls in the next three months, village sarpanches are reluctant to apply for World Bank-aided prestigious rural water supply and sanitation project.


Bathinda lads, eves win yachting meet
Rs 5,000 for each medal winner
Participants try to slog it out during the 2nd Punjab Open Yachting Championship at Sukhna Lake in ChandigarhChandigarh, March 29
Bathinda district dominated the proceedings by winning top honours in both men and women sections in the 2nd Punjab Open Yachting Championship at Sukhna Lake here today. The duo of Vishal Gaud and Mandeep Singh from Bathinda emerged winners (13.35 sec) in the men’s cadet while in women’s section, Meena and Mandeep Kaur, also from Bathinda, secured top honours (13.04 sec).

Participants try to slog it out during the 2nd Punjab Open Yachting Championship at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Twenty20 Cricket: Haryana beat Punjab by 14 runs
Chandigarh, March 29
The Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Punjab by 14 runs in the third match of Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Tournament played at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here today.

Tennis Meet
6 local players make exit 

Chandigarh, March 29
It was a disappointing day for local players as six of them got out after the first-round qualifying matches, in the $ 10,000 India 5 Futures ITF's Men’s Circuit, commenced at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) courts, Sector 10, here today.

Param clinches U-10 title
Chandigarh, March 29
CLTA trainee Param Pun clinched top honours beating Nihit Rawal of Total Tennis Academy 7-5, 7-6 (3) in boys’ under-10 age category in the ongoing 4th Late Sh L.D. Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship, being held at YMCA, Sector 11, here today.

Sector 23 lads register win
Chandigarh, March 29
Handball Coaching Centre, Sector 23, beat Handball Coaching Centre, Sector 42, by 23-14 in the 22nd Sub Junior UT State Handball Championship 2007-08 at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.


Wake-Up Call 
GMSH-16 fire extinguishers defunct

Chandigarh, March 29
Here is a wake-up call for the UT administration. Throwing all caution to the wind, the Government Multi- Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, has not bothered to refill its fire extinguishers. While this puts the lives of the hospital staff and patients at risk, it also exposes the slack approach of the hospital administration towards the maintenance and upkeep of the hospital.

PGI OT technicians demand better pay scales
To go on mass leave tomorrow
Chandigarh, March 29
OT technicians of PGI will be on mass leave for two hours on Monday. The decision was taken on Saturday after the technicians’ talks with the institute administration, seeking a hike in pay scales, failed.


Chadiala mining site fetches Rs 1cr

Mohali, March 29
The auction of mining sites in progress in Mohali A mining site located in Chadiala village falling under SAS Nagar district attracted the maximum bid of Rs 1 crore against the reserve price of Rs 10 lakh while another site at Jhajj village under Patiala district was sold for Rs 1.60 crore against the reserve price of Rs 15 lakh at an auction of mining sites held at the District Industries Centre here today.

The auction of mining sites in progress in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


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