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Mayor gets bail after hours of wait
The court had issued a non-bailable warrant against him for failing to depose in a case pertaining to forcible entry in a general house meeting of the MC in 1997

Chandigarh, May 28
Mayor Pardeep Chhabra comes out of the district courts in Chandigarh Mayor Pardeep Chhabra and his predecessor Subash Chawla were granted bail today after they surrendered before a local court that had issued non-bailable warrants against them in an 11-year-old case.

Mayor Pardeep Chhabra comes out of the district courts in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Racial Bias Charge
Khatra marks inquiry; Ness absent

Mohali, May 28
SSP Khatra takes stock of the security measures at the PCA Stadium in Mohali It seems that the Punjab Police is in no mood to abandon its tough posturing vis-a-vis the Mohali team owners. 

SSP Khatra takes stock of the security measures at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Indicted, but CT scan centre won’t mend ways
Chandigarh, May 28
Even after two years of the formation of a committee to probe the illegal sale of medical consumables like omnipaque non-ionic contrast, trazograf injection and scalp van cannula used for CT scan at the GMCH-32, the practice still continues.

DAYS GONE still counting ...
UT low on priority list

The inordinate delay in the appointment of the home secretary shows that the UT is low on the priority list of the ministry of home affairs which directly administers the city.
The process to appoint the home secretary is tedious and time-consuming. With the appointment taking time, important decisions concerning the public are hanging fire. Instead of burdening the finance secretary with additional work, the administration should distribute the work among other senior officers. — J.P.S. Kalra, general secretary, Traders Association, Sector 17


Fire team inspects two multiplexes
Employees of a multiplex demonstrate their fire-fighting technique to MC officials atChandigarh, May 28
The fire and emergency services department today carried out inspection of fire safety systems in two multiplexes in the city as part of its week-long checking-cum-awareness drive.

Employees of a multiplex demonstrate their fire-fighting technique to MC officials at Mani Majra, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Minimum wages for workers enhanced
Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh administration has increased the basic daily and monthly rates of minimum wages for daily and monthly rated employees under the Consumer Price Index Number of Chandigarh centre for the half year ending March 2008.

District-level weather forecast for farmers soon
Chandigarh, May 28
The Indian farmer will soon be better equipped to deal with the vagaries of nature. With the Indian meteorological department (IMD) increasing the concentration of its observatories in all district headquarters, farmers will now be able to get a weather forecast for five to seven days.

Beopar mandal for intensified night patrol
Chandigarh, May 28
Alarmed by increasing incidents of theft and burglary, members of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal and the Grain Market Association have requested the Chandigarh police to intensify patrolling within the market.

Gujjar Agitation Parishad expresses solidarity
Chandigarh, May 28
The Gujjar Samaj Kalyan Parishad today pledged support to the ongoing agitation of the Rajasthan Gujjars in support of the ST status.

Cops carry out combing operation
Panchkula, May 28
In search of the accused in yesterday’s dacoity, the local police carried out a combing operation in the areas of the town sharing a border with Zirkapur during the wee hours here today.

Estate office halts construction at Daria
Chandigarh, May 28
Two days after Chandigarh Tribune carried a story highlighting blatant violation of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952 by godown owners of Daria village, the Estate Office has acted.

Traffic helpline on the blink
Chandigarh, May 28
The traffic police’s toll-free helpline (1073) is in a dire need of help. For, the helpline has been out of order since yesterday — the second time in less than a month. The number is meant for use by residents to get their traffic-related queries answered.

Road cries for attention


Class-X students register with their service providers to obtain their results that will be declared CBSE Class X results today
Telecom cos to students’aid
Chandigarh, May 28
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare results of the Class-X examination for Panchkula, Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad regions tomorrow at 8 am.

Class-X students register with their service providers to obtain their results that will be declared on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

CBSE helpline to tackle anxiety
Chandigarh, May 28
Coming as a relief for students coping with result anxiety or upset with the examination outcome, the CBSE has started the second phase of its “Post-exam helpline”.

INIFD treats its alumni 
Chandigarh, May 28
For 93 budding fashion designers of the Inter National Institute for Fashion Design (INIFD), Sector 8, it was a day when their alma mater honoured them for making it to the fashion scene.

Courses on financial planning
Chandigarh, May 28
International College of Financial Planning (ICFP) is starting two postgraduate courses on financial planning to produce specialists in India.

Despite notices, schools lack fire-fighting arrangements
Mohali, May 28
Even as notices have been issued to 38 institutions to do the needful, almost all schools of Mohali are still lacking proper fire fighting arrangements putting the life of thousands of students in danger.

Rain dance party at Path Finder
Mohali, May 28
Path Finder High School, Sector 69, organised a rain dance party for students during their summer camp here today. Students cheerfully danced to the tunes of Punjabi and Hindi songs in the ‘rain’. MD of the school Kulwant Kaur said the school had organised different activities like dance-music, art-craft, games etc during the camp. She said more activities would be added as students took keen interest in various events.


Mohali health centre not to be closed: HC
Chandigarh, May 28
The primary health centre in Mohali’s Phase 3-B-1 will not be closed or moved for the time being.

Injunction orders against Annapurna-32
Chandigarh, May 28
Taking note of violation of bylaws by an eating joint, Annapurna-32 in Sector 32, judicial magistrate Balwinder Kumar has imposed interim injunction, restraining the restaurant owner from using the basement for purpose of kitchen instead of godown.

Man gets life term for wife’s murder
Chandigarh, May 28
Additional district and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri today sentenced Laxman Singh to life imprisonment for strangulating his pregnant wife to death.


MC, estate office told to get their act together
Chandigarh, May 28
Taking serious note of burgeoning encroachments on the prime public land, the UT administration today directed the estate office (EO) and the municipal corporation (MC) to get their act together on removing encroachments to maintain the distinctive character of the city.

Admn gives norms the go-by
Chandigarh, May 28
The failure of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to appoint a medical superintendent (MS) for the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has forced the Chandigarh administration to appoint a doctor on “deputation” from the PGI who does not meet the qualification under the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines.


Rs 60-cr campus for law varsity soon
Patiala, May 28
Rajiv Gandhi University of Law (RGNUL) is all set to get a new campus on a sprawling 50-acre chunk of land on Patiala-Bhadson road.

Protest by BSNL staff
Patiala, May 28
A large number of executives and non-executives of the BSNL participated in a day-long dharna in front of the head office today.

Coal loading irks residents 
Rajpura, May 28
Heated arguments were witnessed between a section of residents and railway protection force (RPF) officials over the issue of loading and unloading of coal from trains near residential areas.


Free for all at PCA stadium
Protesters burn the effigy of the PCA authorities in MohaliChandigarh, May 28
It was a free for all at the entry gates of the PCA stadium in Mohali as securitymen lowered their guard as if to celebrate the last league matches of the current IPL season here today.

Protesters burn the effigy of the PCA authorities in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

City lads brave the scorching sun to play their favourite sport.
SWEATING IT OUT: City lads brave the scorching sun to play their favourite sport. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Ranjit fires 65 to equal course record 

Chandigarh, May 28
Ranjit Singh of Chandigarh led the pack as he set the Chandigarh greens ablaze with a seven under par 65 to equal the course record on the opening day of the Rs 30-lakh PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 lush course of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today. Placed 25th in the PGTI’s order of merit, Ranjit could not have asked for a better start as he and two other city players, Harmeet Kahlon and Gurbaaz Mann, finished among the top five along with Vinod Kumar from Delhi and Kapurthala’s Gaganjeet Bhullar.


16 malaria clinics set up in Mohali
Mohali, May 28
As many as 523 medicine distribution centers, 20 fever treatment depots and 16 malaria clinics have been set up in Mohali district to check the spread of malaria.


Four vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, May 28
Sukhjit Kapoor, a resident of Sector 45, has filed a complaint with the police alleging that his car (HR 32 B 6762) was stolen from outside his residence on Saturday. A case under Section 379, IPC, has been registered at the police station, Sector 34.

Youth commits suicide
Panchkula, May 28
Naresh alias Sonu (23), a resident of Bheema Devi Colony, committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at Pinjore near here today.


Auction of commercial sites
GMADA richer by Rs 133 crore

Mohali, May 28
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) earned a revenue of over Rs 133 crore by disposing of 31 commercial sites at an auction held here today.


Theatre for Theatre Group
‘Spatu’elected president

Chandigarh, May 28
Author Madan Gupta ‘Spatu’ is all set to play a new role. He has been unanimously elected president of Theatre for Theatre Group, at a meeting held on Tuesday.

Devotional delight for elderly
Kumar Bandhus Hemant Kumar and Anup Kumar perform at Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh,Chandigarh, May 28
The Theatre Arts Group, in association with the DPR, Chandigarh, and Dev Bhumi Ispat, presented a programme of devotional music titled "Bhajnon ki shaam, Bajurgon ke naam' for the inmates of Old Age Homes of Sectors 15 and 43 at their complex here today. 

Kumar Bandhus Hemant Kumar and Anup Kumar perform at Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

‘Chandigarh on Canvas’ unveiled
Chandigarh, May 28
UT administrator S.F. Rodrigues today inaugurated an exhibition of paintings “Chandigarh on Canvas” organised jointly by the Chandigarh Tourism and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy at the Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Mahima Chaudhary Movies can wait, says Mahima
Chandigarh, May 28
Mahima Chaudhary, who sizzled on the silver screen, is now basking in the radiance of motherhood. Taking a sabbatical from her film career to take care of her home, the charming lady says that she is not ready to face the arc lights yet.“I have always strived to be the best in whatever I do. Right now I am giving my best shot at being a good wife and mother to my daughter, Ariana. Movies can wait,” she says, beaming in a grey dress that accentuates her figure.

I have always strived to be the best in whatever I do. Right now I am giving my best shot at being a good wife as well as a good mother to my daughter.


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