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Realtor’s wife murdered
Suspect servant, too, found dead; husband quizzed
Chandigarh, May 18
Anuradha Sandhu (35), a boutique owner and wife of a leading property dealer from Mohali, was brutally murdered in her Sector 38 West residence here late last night.
Anuradha with her husband and daughter Cell calls under radar

Semblance to Noida killing

The unanswered questions

Anuradha with her husband and daughter.

Servant stoned to death: Cops
Ropar, May 18
Vijay Pal Singh (Nikku), servant of a family in Sector 38, Chandigarh, was found dead here today. Vijay’s body was found at the back of the community swimming pool, near the local bus stand.
Vijay Pal Singh’s body that was found behind a swimming pool in Ropar No-ordinary help

Murder cases on the rise

Vijay Pal Singh’s body that was found behind a swimming pool in Ropar on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph


Another woman murdered
Chandigarh, May 18
A body of an unidentified woman, in her mid-twenties, was found under mysterious circumstances near a bridge at Khudda Lahora village here early this morning. The police is perplexed at the recovery of the body and is yet to ascertain the reason behind the death.

BSNL not a good learner
Decides not to take fire cover due to high premium
Chandigarh, May 18
Having failed to learn a lesson from a devastating fire at its Sector 17 telephone exchange last year, the BSNL has decided against getting its exchanges insured as it will require a high annual premium.

48 DAYS GONE still counting...
MHA should intervene
It shows non-cooperation between the Centre and the city Adminsitartion. Things are going from bad to worse due to ego problems of certain senior officials. This is very sad that UT has not got a home secretary so far.

City Concerns
For the past 43 days, Panjab University teachers, under the banner of PUTA, are on a relay strike, demanding Central University Status for the premier institution. They claim the status of a Central University will automatically draw in critical improvement and enhancement to the availability of finances both for research as well as teaching and learning.


Transfer of Employees
Admn mulls merger with Delhi cadre
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh administration has proposed to merge the cadre of its employees with those of the Delhi administration in order to avoid stagnation. This means that employees of the Chandigarh administration could be transferred to Delhi and vice versa.

Dust Storm
Flights hit, power disrupted
Chandigarh, May 18
A dust storm accompanied by high-velocity winds and showers this evening brought the temperatures down, making the weather pleasant in the city. The temperature dipped by 1.1 degree.

Visibility was affected due to dust storm in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Visibility was affected due to dust storm in Chandigarh

Overcoming polio to teach kids in Kargil
Chandigarh, May 18
For children in the remote mountainous confines of Kargil, he is a ray of light to dispel ignorance. Polio has not prevented 25-year-old Askok Philamon from embarking on yet another trip to the desolate heights for teaching the locals.

IAF flies first relief sortie to China
Chandigarh, May 18
In its first ever relief operation to China, India has airlifted medical supplies, including first aid kits, tents and packaged water, to earthquake-affected areas in China. An IL-76 aircraft from Chandigarh ferried the relief supplies to China from New Delhi yesterday.

Admn to allot prefabs to 300 ragpickers
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh administration has finally come out with a policy to allot prefabricated structures to ragpickers in Sector 56 here. Around 300 ragpickers would be allotted the structures on a monthly licence fee that would be enhanced every year.

Patwari is Mohali Press Club chief
Mohali, May 18
Sukhdev Singh Patwari and M.P. Kaushik were elected president and general secretary, respectively of the Mohali Press Club elections for which were held here today. Patwari panel managed a clean sweep and all its contestants won the elections for various posts with a respectable margin.

Appearance day of Narsimha celebrated
Chandigarh, May 18
The local chapter of ISKCON celebrated the appearance day of Lord Narsimha, an incarnation of Narayana, in Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today. A large number of ISKCON devotees thronged the temple on the occasion, according to Nand Maharaj Dasa Prabhu, president, local unit of ISKCON.

Jaipur Blasts
Police carries out combing operation
Panchkula, May 18
In the wake of the Jaipur serial blasts, the Panchkula police carried out a thorough combing operation in the city and searched guesthouses, hotels, inns, bus stand and labour colonies.


Closed kitchen leaves hostellers in lurch

Chandigarh, May 18
Closure of kitchen of Sector 15 International Hostel before the scheduled vacations has left the residents in a fix as they have to arrange their food from the nearby hotels at exorbitant rates.

The dejected hostellers of Government College of Art-10 have their early morning tea at a roadside canteen in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photograph by Vinay Malik

The dejected hostellers of Government College of Art-10 have their early morning tea at a roadside canteen in Sector 15, Chandigarh

UGC pay panel meeting on May 21
Chandigarh, May 18
The University Grants Commission has appointed a Pay Review Commission (PRC) under the chairmanship of Prof. G.K. Chadha, member, Economic Advisory Council, to the Prime Minister and former vice-chancellor, Jawahar Lal Nehru University.

Syndicate gives nod to MPhil in defence studies
Chandigarh, May 18
Panjab University syndicate in its meeting held today approved the introduction of a two-year certificate course in dental chairside assistant at Dr H.S. Judge Dental Institute and introduction of an MPhil course in defence studies at Centre for Defence and National Security from the forthcoming session.

Alumni assn honours 45 students
Chandigarh, May 18
The annual general body meeting and scholarship award function of Panjab University Alumni Association (PUAA) was held today at Panjab University.

Prof R.C. Sobti with the students who were honoured during the PU alumni meet and scholarship award function in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Prof R.C. Sobti with the students who were honoured during the PU alumni meet and scholarship award function in Chandigarh

Phy ed staff joins relay fast
Chandigarh, May 18
The relay fast for central status for PU entered the 42nd day. Teachers and research scholars from the physical education department sat on fast today.

I-Gate selects 22 in placement drive
Mohali, May 18
As many as 22 students got selected during a joint campus placement drive conducted by I-Gate at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran.


8 of family assaulted
Ambala, May 18
Eight members of a family were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group of youths carrying swords and guns late last night. The incident occurred at Jalubi village in Mullana. All the injured have been admitted to the Mullana Medical College and are undergoing treatment.

A crow tries to quench its thirst from a tap in Ambala
HEAT EFFECT: A crow tries to quench its thirst from a tap in Ambala on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Sachar

Two held for April 5 kidnapping
Kharar, May 18
Two accused involved in kidnapping of a college youth on April 5, who were at large, were arrested here today. Randhir Singh, a resident of Khant, and Malkit Singh, a resident of Sakrulapur area, were arrested today from the town.

‘Parents responsible for poor condition of girl child’
Patiala, May 18
"Parents are solely responsible for the deteriorating condition of the girl child, a fact which needs immediate attention."

Cantt elections held
Ambala, May 18
Polling for eight wards of the Cantonment Board were held peacefully today. No untoward incident or clash was reported. As many as 33 candidates contested the elections, which were held after a period of 10 years. The last Cantonment Board elections were held in 1998.

Ambala Mall Road closed
Ambala, May 18
The famous Mall Road of Ambala Cantt will remain closed to vehicular traffic starting tomorrow. A decision to this effect has been taken by the station commander, Ambala Cantt. The Mall Road between Napier Road Crossing and Kharga Library crossing will be closed for civilians.


Birkanwar takes Mohali to decent total
Chandigarh, May 18
Birkanwar Singh with his ton (111 off 155) enabled the Mohali team to consolidate its position in the two-day match against Zone A of the Punjab State Under-16 Years Tournament for M.L. Markan Trophy at YPS grounds here today.

A match between Chandigarh and Amritsar in progress at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A match between Chandigarh and Amritsar in progress at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh

AITA: Raghav, Abhijit move to main draw
Chandigarh, May 18
City lads Raghav Talwar and Abhijit Singh moved into the main draw winning their respective games in the final qualifying round of the boys’ under-12 category in the AITA Talent Series (U-12 and 16) at CLTA courts here today.


One million lives go up in smoke
Chandigarh, May 18
About one million Indian lives go up in smoke every year.With tobacco killing nearly 5.4 million persons around the world annually, the World Health Organisation(WHO) has estimated that deadly tobacco claimed about 100 million lives in the 20th century.


Fake Press Stickers
Police fails to take action
Chandigarh, May 18
The police fails to proceed against Rachit Bansal, who was caught a day before with fake press-parking stickers on his car, which municipal corporation officials deny being issued through them. Rachit is said to be a youth leader.

Three vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, May 18
Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Sector 22, lodged a police complaint that his car (HR-6-B-7550) was stolen from his residence on May 16. A case under Section 379 of IPC has been registered at Sector 17 police station.


Hallmarking centre opens
Chandigarh, May 18
The first hallmarking and assaying centre for gold jewellery has opened in Chandigarh. With the opening of this center, jewellers in the region will no longer have to go to Delhi to get their jewellery hallmarked.


A melodious evening at Kala Bhavan
Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab Sahit Sangam, in collaboration with the Punjab Arts Council, presented a musical soiree titled 'Sureeli Shaam' at Punjab Kala Bhavan here yesterday. The programme, conceived and directed by Shiromani Sahitkar Award winner Prof Phool Chand Manav, featured well-known lyricist and composer Prof Rajesh Mohan as the main singer.

Play on infidelity in marriage
Chandigarh, May 18
Fidelity and trust in marital relationships has become a thing of past. This was aptly depicted by “Seduction”, a play staged by Echelon Theatre Art Group at Punjab Kala Bhawan here yesterday.


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