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Ness in Mess
Mohali SSP lodges complaint with DC
Mohali, May 25
In a serious turn to the heated spat that took place between the SAS Nagar SSP R.S. Khatra and IPL Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia on May 23, the SSP has today given a scathing representation to the deputy commissioner (DC) alleging that he was subjected to “verbal abuse”.

Sloshed cops give admn the jitters
Hic Hic Hurray: Liquor flows free on poll eve
Mohali, May 25
On the eve of the panchayat elections, the district administration here has a new problem at hand: dealing with tipsy poll duty officials.

Woman, paramour end their lives
Chandigarh, May 25
A 23-year-old mother of two was found hanging from a tree along with her 21-year-old paramour in the Sector 4 jungle area here this morning. The police, quoting a suicide note, said the victims had held no one responsible for their deaths.

Arms Act
Baljinder gets judicial remand
Chandigarh, May 25
Even as a local court today remanded Baljinder Singh, the prime accused in the Anuradha murder case, to judicial custody in the Arms Act case, he will be in police custody until tomorrow in connection with the murder case.

Class VI student gangraped; 4 minors held
Kharar, May 25
Four minors from the Mundi Kharar area have been arrested for allegedly raping a Class VI girl of a government school last evening.


55 DAYS GONE still counting ...
Post should go to Punjab
The delay in the appointment of the home secretary has once again put the focus on the issue of the vital post going to Haryana. For various reasons, the post has become significant as it allows bureaucrats to cultivate power.


Alcoholics Anonymous has turned 12
Chandigarh, May 25
The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) movement in the tricity has achieved another milestone, with the Samarpan Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, Panchkula, completing 12 years of bringing back smiles on the faces of recovering alcoholics and their families.

CLAY PLAY: Kids play with clay after rain lashed Ambala on Sunday.
CLAY PLAY: Kids play with clay after rain lashed Ambala on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Shortage of Rs 10 notes
Chandigarh, May 25
After the small coins, it is now the turn of currency notes of Rs 10 denomination to do the vanishing act. Blatant misuse of this smallest currency note for making garlands for weddings is largely responsible for the shortage in its circulation.

Violation of building bylaws
MC issues notices to villagers
Chandigarh, May 25
In a bid to rein in haphazard construction in villages under its jurisdiction, the municipal corporation has issued notices to residents asking them get their building plans sanctioned before carrying out constructions.

Scooterists caught in rain that lashed Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon. Rain keeps party going
Chandigarh, May 25
It’s been an unusually cool May this year. With city witnessing intermittent showers for the past one week, residents are heaving a sigh of relief. Though the beginning of the month saw temperatures soar over 40 °C, the past 10 days have witnessed a shift, with maximum temperature remaining between 30 and 35 °C.

Scooterists caught in rain that lashed Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Sec 26 a new hangout for gastronomes
A view of eateries that have come up in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, May 25
Sector 26 is coming up as a new hangout for foodies of the city with the emergence of specialised food joints there. A monotonous sector once, which stood out for its dusty vegetable market and hardware retail outlets, is now coming up as a hotspot for restaurants.

A view of eateries that have come up in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo by Pervesh Chauhan

Transfer of ownership
CHB receives 1,000 applications
Chandigarh, May 25
With just over a week left for the expiry of the three-month deadline fixed by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to apply for transfer of ownership of dwelling units under the GPA transfer policy at normal rates, the board is receiving a good response.

Panchayat Elections
237 polling stations declared super sensitive
Mohali, May 25
The district is all geared up for the panchayat election tomorrow. Almost 200 polling officers and another 2,000 cops are on duty for election to 290 gram panchayats. As many as 3,342 candidates are in the fray for elections to 2,276 seats of panchs in the district. About 85 panchayats have been elected unanimously in the district and elections to the gram panchayats at Nimbuan, Kakrali, Harlalpur and Jagatpura villages have been countermanded.

2 held for pasting obscene posters
Mohali, May 25
The police today arrested two persons on the charges of pasting posters carrying obscene information regarding a woman candidate contesting the panchayat elections from Mullanpur Garibdass village. According to her family, they had nabbed a person while allegedly putting the posters. The other accused managed to flee.

Complete projects without bias, says Kang
Mohali, May 25
Former Punjab minister Jagmohan Singh Kang yesterday strongly condemned the SAD-BJP government over its apathy, attitude and lacklustre approach towards ‘Saka Chamkaur’, a theme park project envisaged by the previous Congress government at Chamkaur Sahib, to commemorate 300 years of martyrdom of the elder sahibzadas of Sri Guru Gobind Singh.

UT vs Punjab
Bacchus war hots up
Buying liquor in UT may land you in jail
A notice board, warning against bringing liquor from Chandigarh, has been put up by the Punjab excise department at all border points with the UT. Chandigarh, May 25
Blame it on competition or overzealousness, the liquor war between the excise departments of Chandigarh and Punjab for earning more revenue is getting ugly. And in this competition, the consumer is no more the king. Rather those who “dare” to enter Punjab after buying liquor from a Chandigarh vend are made to pay for it.

A notice board, warning against bringing liquor from Chandigarh, has been put up by the Punjab excise department at all border points with the UT. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Eye care camp at Golden Bells
Mohali, May 25
Golden Bells Public School organised a free eye care camp yesterday in collaboration with the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana. Doctors highlighted the harm of self-medication in eye infections. School director Col C.S. Bawa appreciated the effort put in by the doctors and teachers in organising the event.

A file photograph of Anuradha with her daughter Osean. Anuradha Murder
Siblings continue to live apart
Chandigarh, May 25
Even as Baljinder Singh, suspected to be the mastermind behind the killing of his wife Anuradha, promised his sister-in-law of not letting his children — Osean and Uday — get separated, the siblings continue to live apart.

A file photograph of Anuradha with her daughter Osean.

Jan Shatabdi extended to Una
Chandigarh, May 25
The Jan Shatabdi that has been running between Chandigarh and Delhi has now been extended to Una. The Northern Railway has decided to extend the train by next month.

Jain bereaved
Chandigarh, May 25
Vidya Wati, the mother of former BJP MP Satya Pal Jain, died following a heart attack here this evening. She was 90.

Check absenteeism
The new commissioner of the MCC did a surprise check of the sanitation system in village Burail, Sector 32 and 33 on May 17, and found several persons absent from duty.


New entrepreneurship course soon
‘Be a job provider not a job seeker’
Chandigarh, May 25
The GGDSD College, Sector-32, has come up with a two-year master degree course (four semesters) specifically designed to impart practical and managerial skills of business.

Educomp to expand operations
To open 50 centres in the country

Chandigarh, May 25
Leading e-learning enabler Educomp is planning to expand its operations outside of the national capital region. The group is planning to roll out 50 state-of-the-art coaching centres across the country.

Fund crunch stalls mass comm dept’s plans
Chandigarh, May 25
Panjab University’s department of mass communication and journalism, which is one of the oldest departments and has produced some of the greatest media stalwarts, is all set to offer a variety of courses and opportunities to students. The only thing stopping it is the fund crunch.

Relay Fast
Rain fails to dampen spirit
Chandigarh, May 25
Harsh weather, vacation and holidays had no dampening effect on the ongoing struggle of teachers and students for the central university status for PU. Students and teachers from the basic medical sciences sat on chain fast in pouring rain. It was the 49th day of the fast today and the JAC is preparing for the show off tomorrow to mark the 50th day of the chain fast.


Punjab NCP redresses cadre’s problems
Patiala, May 25
A meeting of the Punjab State Nationalist Congress Party, comprising of Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Ropar and Nawan Shahr district, was held here today at Parwana House in Baradari Gardens. It was presided over by state general secretary of the party Om Parkash Sharma.

Check on drug abuse on campus
Punjabi varsity discovers novel way
Patiala, May 25
The Punjabi University authorities have devised a novel way to cope with the increasing instances of students using intoxicants and also to keep an eye on other social evils.

General candidates boycott polls
Kalauli Jattan (Banur), May 25
This village presents a rare picture. With just four scheduled caste voters, the general category candidates are all set to boycott the election to be held tomorrow, which has three seats for SC candidates.

6 quintal poppy husk seized, 5 arrested
Banur, May 25
The Banur police has arrested five people from two different places in Banur and recovered three quintals of poppy husk from them. Police has also seized a Tavera and a truck from the accused.

75 units of blood collected
Bassi Pathana, May 25
Blood Donor's Society Bassi Pathana organised its 87th quarterly blood donation camp, here today. A team of doctors from the PGI Blood Bank collected the blood units. More than 75 units of blood were donated by volunteers in this camp.

MLA alleges verbal abuse
Dera Bassi, May 25
The former DC SAS Nagar H.I.S Grewal today “visited” the Government College here this evening when the polling officers were distributing election related material to the staff on duty for the panchayat elections tomorrow.


U-14 cricket: Delhi teams register easy wins
A cricket match in progress at St John’s High School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, May 25
Delhi teams, including Rohini Cricket Club (RCC) and Nathu Ram Cricket Academy (NRCA), registered easy wins over their rivals in the All-India Challenger Trophy Under-14 Cricket Tournament at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here, today. RCC won the first match against Dev Cricket Academy by six wickets whereas NRCA beat Pioneer Cricket Club by 33 runs in the second match. In the first match, electing to bat first, Dev Cricket Academy were all out on 97 runs in 24.3 overs. Only Himanshu played a defiant knock of 27 runs. Ajay supported him with 16 runs.

A cricket match in progress at St John’s High School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Simrat Kaur putts the ball at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Sunday. Simrat Kaur wins putting title
Chandigarh, May 25
It was a contest with a difference. Young moms of the under-10 kids attending a coaching camp at the Chandigarh Golf Range participated in a three-hole putting competition in which Simrat Kaur emerged champion with a score of eight.

Simrat Kaur putts the ball at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

U-17 cricket team announced
Panchkula, May 25
Cricket Federation of Haryana secretary general R.P. Chopra today announced an 18-member team which will represent Haryana in the inaugural All-India Under-17 Federation Cup Cricket Tournament being organised by the Cricket Federation of India here from May 28 to 31.

Cricket trials today
Mohali, May 25
Trials for the selection of under-19 cricket team which were scheduled to take place today have been postponed due to rain to May 26 at 3.30 pm at C-Grounds, PCA Cricket Stadium, here.


Classical music maestros captivate audience
Pt Bhim Sen Sharma Chandigarh, May 25
The two day classical music soiree Hamare Ustad" organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak academy featuring the city-based nationally acclaimed maestros concluded at the Randhawa auditorium, here today. The celebrated sitar maestro Dr Harbinder Sharma lighted up the opening session with delineation of raga 'Des' deploying two instruments, the sur bahar 'Aalap' and sitar for three compositions.

Pt Bhim Sen Sharma

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