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Monkeying around with residentsí life
Chandigarh, May 13
Monkeys in hordes stalk the cityís northern sectors, attacking women and children carrying eatables.Worst still, they enter houses, ransack articles, open refrigerators and decamp with edibles.

2 killed as bikes collide in Mohali
Mohali, May 13
Sukhwant and Harmandeep Singh Two youths were killed here late last
night when their motorcycles collided near the Phase 1 gurdwara. Both victims were from Chandigarh.
Sukhwant and Harmandeep Singh

In city, boy run over by school bus
Chandigarh, May 13
A day after a 35-year-old man was run over by a truck, a 16-year-old school boy was run over by a school bus in Sector 46 here this evening.

Sector 17 in metro league
A showroom was recently rented to a major garment company for over Rs 20 lakh per month
Chandigarh, May 13
Commercial rentals in the city are going the metro way. The entry of big corporates has sent the rentals skyrocketing in the commercial hub of Sector 17, putting it in the metro league.

Convert into multiplexes, get sops
Chandigarh, May 13
City cinema owners have a reason to cheer. Acting on their pending demand to allow conversion of cinema halls into multiplexes, the Chandigarh administration has decided to offer sops to cinema owners.



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COMMUNITY

Tapping Water
Children draw water through hand pumps from an underground water tank in a slum in Chandigarh.
MC initiative to curb wastage in slums
Constructs underground tanks fitted with hand pumps
Chandigarh, May 13
To plug wastage of water in slums, the municipal corporation is constructing underground water tanks fitted with hand pumps.
Children draw water through hand pumps from an underground water tank in a slum in Chandigarh. ó A Tribune photograph

Anti-encroachment drives fail to deter violators
Chandigarh, May 13
Anti-encroachment drives of the municipal corporation against habitual offenders notwithstanding, encroachers continue to thrive in the city.

Live Wire
City Beautifulís naked truth
Chandigarh, May 13
The city is dotted with virtual death traps in the form of naked power cables coming out of streetlight poles and loose wires hanging from transformers.

Open fuse box at MLA hostel, Sector 4; and damaged junction box on road dividing Sectors 29-30.

Open fuse box at MLA hostel, Sector 4; and damaged junction box on
road dividing Sectors 29-30.

Loose wires on road dividing Sectors 27-28; and transformer in Khuda Alisher.

Loose wires on road dividing Sectors 27-28; and transformer in
Khuda Alisher. ó Tribune photos by Karam Singh

Senior citizens feel far from safe
Chandigarh, May 13
Claims by the Chandigarh police on looking after senior citizens seem to be farfetched, as a majority of senior citizens rue that policemen on beat duty rarely visit them.

Bottle Battle
Tricity residents want no more liquor vends
Chandigarh, May 13
The battle against the bottle has finally begun. Concerned at the ill-effects of alcohol, residents of the tricity are up in arms against the mushrooming of liquor vends in residential areas.

A schoolboy covers himself and his sister with an umbrella following rain in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Symbiotic Relationship: A schoolboy covers himself and his sister with an umbrella following rain in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Return of Liquor Vend
Residents to move court
Panchkula, May 13
Residents of Mansa Devi Complex are disappointed as their efforts to get a liquor vend shifted from here have proved futile.

Píkula MC Chief Poll
Cross-voting may decide the winner
Panchkula, May 13
Cross-voting is expected to be the deciding factor during elections to Panchkula municipal council president and vice-president, slated for tomorrow.

Appointment
Police seeks time for verification
Chandigarh, May 13
The UT police yesterday asked for six-week time from the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) to verify the qualifications of Ajay Kumar, who was appointed as wireless technician in the department.

Priestís killing
Cops make little headway
Chandigarh, May 13
Fourteen days after the crime, the Chandigarh Police is yet to trace those who set a priest of Kajheri village on fire.

Computer Vision Syndrome cases shoot up
Reason: Excessive use of electronic gadgets with tiny screens
Chandigarh, May 13
Do you suffer from frequent headaches, dryness in eyes, watering and tiredness at the end of the day?

Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, minister of state for defence, being welcomed by an ex-serviceman during his visit at the Rajya Sainik Board, in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Short service to be made more lucrative: Minister
Panchkula, May 13
To meet the shortage of officers in the defence forces, the union government is working on making short service commission (SSC) more attractive.


Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, minister of state for defence, being welcomed by an ex-serviceman during his visit at the Rajya Sainik Board, in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph

SSP meets chemists
Chandigarh, May 13
City SSP S.S. Srivastava yesterday held a meeting with members of the Chemists Association at the conference hall in police headquarters here.

Body found
Chandigarh, May 13
The body of an unidentified youth, in his mid-20s, was found near the track near Mansa Devi here this morning.

Sucha Singh Kang at his residence in Phase 11, Mohali, on Tuesday. 11-yr ordeal to get sonís killer punished
Mohali, May 13
Sucha Singh has no tears left in his eyes. And now there is not even the stray spark of anger or rancour. A former secretary to a cabinet minister of Punjab, Sucha Singh Kang lost his young son to an accident around 11 years ago and is still awaiting justice. All he wants to know now is whether he will get justice in his own lifetime or not.





Sucha Singh Kang at his residence in Phase 11, Mohali, on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


Manish Sharma of the Art of Living Foundation recites a bhajan on the occasion of the 52nd birth anniversary of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Manish Sharma of the Art of Living Foundation recites a bhajan on the occasion of the 52nd birth anniversary of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Panel to seek quota for cleaners in CHB schemes
Chandigarh, May 13
The Sanitation Committee of Municipal Corporation (MC) yesterday decided to take up the issue of reservation of sweepers in Chandigarh Housing Boardís housing schemes.

VHP condemns Jaipur blasts
Chandigarh, May 13
The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) condemned the serial blasts at a crowded market in the walled city area in Tripolia Bazar, Jaipur, this evening.

EDUCATION

Student barred from taking exam
ABVP stages protest
Chandigarh, March 13
Dean of studentsí welfare Prof Naval Kishore explains rules and regulations of Panjab University to the agitating students outside the vice-chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Supporters of the ABVP staged a dharna outside the vice chancellorís office in Panjab University today after Sukhvir Singh, a student of the sociology department, was not allowed to take the final examination.
Dean of studentsí welfare Prof Naval Kishore explains rules and regulations of Panjab University to the agitating students outside the vice-chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students and teachers of Panjab University at a relay fast in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Relay Fast: Teachers, students hold prayers
Chandigarh, May 13
Despite busy schedule due to the ongoing examination, a large number of teachers and students today assembled at the site of the relay fast to join prayers by Prof Shankarji Jha of the department of Sanskrit and his colleagues.

Students and teachers of Panjab University at a relay fast in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph

Inculcate sense of belonging in students: Guv
Chandigarh, May 13
A meeting of the board of governors of Punjab Public School, Nabha, was held here today. Punjab Governor and UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) presided over the meeting.

From School and Colleges
Students bid farewell to seniors
Mohali, May 13
Management, staff and students of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology bade farewell to final-year students by organising a party.

From Schools & Colleges
Puppet show on personal hygiene
Chandigarh, May 13
St Josephís Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, organised a puppet show in the Kindergarten wing of the school here today.

 
COURTS

Forgery Case
HC rejects pre-arrest bail plea
Chandigarh, May 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail of Hardas Singla, a Sector 38 resident, who allegedly secured a compensation of Rs 3.2 lakh from the Chandigarh State Consumer Redressal Commission for deficiency in service from a Zirakpur-based banquet hall.

Passport-seekers fined for concealing information
Chandigarh, May 13
Holding Arvinder Kaur (65) and Jasvinder Kaur (35) guilty of concealing facts from the passport office, the judicial magistrate (first class), Sumit Ghai, has asked them to pay a fine of Rs 2,500.

Three get 3-yr jail in shootout case
Chandigarh, May 13
Anil Kumar, alias Tota Singh, and two others were today awarded three yearsí imprisonment in a shootout case in Sector 4 .

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Women oppose liquor vend near school
Ambala, May 13
While the government has been making efforts to provide a clean atmosphere in educational institutions, the excise department has other plans, as it has been allowing liquor vends near schools and colleges.

Jawans of the Punjab Police commando force guard ballot boxes at Rink Hall in Patiala on Tuesday.
ON GUARD: Jawans of the Punjab Police commando force guard ballot boxes at Rink Hall in Patiala on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Villagers protest opening of liquor shop
Lalru, May 13
Villagers near Lalru today protested against the recent opening of a liquor shop in the locality.

Residents suffer due to NHAI apathy
Post demolition, no repairs as yet
Pinjore/Kalka, May 13
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) finds it easy to destruct than construct. This is exactly what happened at Pinjore when the NHAI carried out a demolition drive here in January this year. After demolishing hundreds of buildings, the authority did not bother to repair the roads, which got damaged during the process, aggravating the problem of traffic snarls in the area.

Maxi cab owners protest change in routes
Ambala, May 13
The Maxi Cab Association of the district today staged a protest against the district administration for having changed the routes of private bus operators.

CRIME
Woman, son killed in accident
Ambala, May 13
Ashutosh (23) and his mother Rishi were killed when their Maruti car rammed into a stationary tanker truck early yesterday morning on the Ambala-Delhi highway. The incident occurred near the Indian Oil depot on the national highway. The car was coming towards Ambala when it rammed into the tanker.

SPORTS

IPL: PGI to evaluate injury profile of players
From left: Evan Speachly, physio of Royal Challengers, Dr M.S. Dhillon and Patric Farhart physios of Kings XI, Punjab, address mediapersons during a press conference at the PGI on Tuesday.Chandigarh, May 13
To develop a protocol to evaluate the injury profile of players during the IPL, the department of orthopaedic and physiotherapy, PGI, has started working on it.
From left: Evan Speachly, physio of Royal Challengers, Dr M.S. Dhillon and Patric Farhart physios of Kings XI, Punjab, address mediapersons during a press conference at the PGI on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph

Billiards and Snooker Cíship
Vishal, Pardeep move to semifinals
Chandigarh, May 13
Vishal Gupta moved to the semifinals of snooker in the ongoing VII Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Tae kwon do teams selected
Chandigarh, May 13
Trials to select players for the Punjab state tae kwon do teams were conducted at Guru Nanak VBT Polytechnic, Phase I, Mohali, today.

GMSSS-22 thrash St Kabir
Chandigarh, May 13
Hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, team registered an emphatic win against St Kabir School, Sector 26, team (5-1) during the Pre-Subroto Football Sub-Junior (11-14 years) boysí tournament. The meet was held at school ground in Sector 22 here today.

Rakesh is match commissioner in soccer meet
Chandigarh, May 13
The All India Football Federation has appointed Chandigarh Football Associationís general secretary Rakesh Bakshi as the match commissioner of the 62nd National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy to be held in Jammu and Kashmir from May 25 to June 15.

 
HEALTH

Nursesí week at GMCH
Chandigarh, May 13
The International Nurses Week began at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, to remember Florence Nightingale yesterday.

CRIME

Illegal Sale of Tickets
Copís son among two booked
Mohali, May 13
The Mohali police has booked two IPL employees Jashpreet, a resident of Chandigarh, and Sonu, a resident of Jagatpura, on charges of selling tickets on the black market.

Spectator booked
Mohali, May 13
The Mohali police has booked Amitabh, a resident of Sector 23, Chandigarh, who tried to break boundaries and enter the ground during the match at the PCA stadium here last evening. Amitabh fell into a moat following the bid. He was booked under Sections 332 and 353 of the IPC. ó TNS

 
BUSINESS

DTH service providers vie for lionís share
Slash tariff, cut cost of equipment
Chandigarh, May 13
With the direct to home (DTH) service invading the city homes, the service providers here are vying with each other to get the largest share of the pie.

Biz Word
BSNLís new tariff plan

Chandigarh, May 13
BSNL has introduced annual and biennial fixed charges plan for their landline and WLL subscribers. Subscribers in rural areas can pay one-time fixed charge of Rs 600 and get 30 free calls per month for a year. In urban areas, subscriber can pay Rs 1,200 and avail 50 free calls per month for a year.


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