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Sec 63 housing draw delayed further
Chandigarh, March 6
Wait for the execution of the Chandigarh Housing Board’s Sector 63 housing scheme seems to be endless. Now, the draw for allocation of floors has been deferred for some more time.

3 former revenue officials chargesheeted
PLOT FRAUD: Haryana Lokayukta had directed the urban estate director to submit an action-taken report in the case
Panchkula, March 6
The director urban estates, Panchkula, has chargesheeted four revenue officials for allegedly conniving with applicants of plots under the oustees’ quota.

I NEED MY REST: The child of a ragpicker sleeps as his father pulls a rehri in Chandigarh
I NEED MY REST:
The child of a ragpicker sleeps as his father pulls a rehri in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

Defying Poll Code
Officials in home dists not posted out yet
Mohali, March 6
Certain officials in the Mohali district administration reportedly continue to “enjoy” home district postings, even as the poll code is in place and the instructions of the Election Commission regarding the transfer of officials.

Writ to decide on DDA posts
Chandigarh, March 6
Promotions to the posts of deputy district attorney (DDA) in Chandigarh will now depend on the outcome of a writ petition filed by an assistant district attorney.




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COMMUNITY

Acquisition
New option for landowners soon
Will also speed up urban development
Mohali, March 6
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) plans to introduce a new tool to create infrastructure and check unregulated development on the Maharashtra pattern.

Parking continues despite ban
Chandigarh, March 6
The traffic police seems to be in a spot over its failure to check parking menace along the main road in front of some eateries in Sector 17. Though four-wheelers have been prohibited to park there, commuters continue to park their vehicles with impunity.


A long queue of wrongly parked four-wheelers at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahjan
A long queue of wrongly parked four-wheelers at Sector 17 in Chandigarh

Police continues to harass outsiders

Chandigarh, March 6
Though the UT traffic police has always claimed that the traffic cops have been advised not to unnecessarily harass the outsiders in the city, except of any visible offence.


Traffic cops check documents of a car, which bears a state registration number, at housing board lights point, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Traffic cops check documents of a car, which bears a state registration number, at housing board lights point, in Chandigarh

Let’s unite against terror, say Pak delegates

Chandigarh, March 6
The problems of the South Asian countries could be resolved amicably if they also form a common block as the European countries have done to improve their relations.


Members of Pakistan delegation along with PU Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti (third from left) form a human chain for peace at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Members of Pakistan delegation along with PU Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti (third from left) form a human chain for peace at Panjab University in Chandigarh

Regional Ground Water Summit
Nodal agency must for monitoring: Experts
Chandigarh, March 6
In order to avoid discrepancy in ground water-related data from different sources in a state, there should be one nodal agency to work in ground water sector. Also, there should be one Central agency to oversee the state agency.

Play focuses on married woman’s dilemma
Chandigarh, March 6
Decisions taken in haste, especially while yielding to emotional pressure, make one repent sometimes even for life. This conviction was boldly illustrated through the poignant Punjabi play “Khirki Band Kar Deo” at the Randhawa auditorium here today.
Artistes perform a play ‘Khirki Band Kar Deo’, at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Artistes perform a play ‘Khirki Band Kar Deo’, at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh

Remembering Sirdar Kapur Singh
Chandigarh, March 6
The Hardarshan International Memorial Trust here will be celebrating the birth centenary of renowned scholar and thinker of the Sikh community Sirdar Kapur Singh, ICS.

Cops can’t get Saji Mohan to city yet
Chandigarh, March 6
Former director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Chandigarh, Saji Mohan, who was to be brought to the city on production warrants on March 9, will not be coming due to procedural discrepancies.

Four builders under IT scanner
Chandigarh, March 6
Officials of the Income Tax Department today surveyed sites and offices of four builders in the city and periphery and collected documents relating to filing of their income tax returns to tally with actual incomes.

Traffic diversion
Chandigarh, March 6
For the convenience of the public, the Chandigarh Administration has announced that the recarpeting/strengthening of the roads will be in progress on March 7 and March 8.

Clash in Phase VII market
Mohali, March 6
Tension prevailed in the Phase 7 market here this evening when two group of boys clashed with each other and one of the youths fired at another youth from the rival group. The bullet, however, missed the target.


Police officials record a statement of an eyewitness at Phase VII market where two groups clashed in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Police officials record a statement of an eyewitness at Phase VII market where two groups clashed in Mohali

EDUCATION

PU to start 11 new courses
Chandigarh, March 6
Panjab University is going to start 11 new courses for the students in next session. This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor, R C Sobti, while interacting with the media today. Sobti revealed that the university is going to set up certified course of school of lighting designing.

Tips on teaching history
Chandigarh, March 6
Panjab University department of history organised a two-day workshop on problems and perspectives of history teaching. University Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the workshop on the campus today.

Refresher course in English
Chandigarh, March 6
A 21-day refresher course in English organised by academic staff college, Panjab University, started here at the Department of English with the inaugural address of Prof Alok Bhalla, visiting Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

537 students awarded
Ambala, March 6
The 92nd annual prize distribution function of SD College was held here today. The principal of the college, Dr Desh Bandhu, read out the annual report highlighting the achievements of the staff and the students in various fields.

Villagers protest against setting up of a liquor manufacturing unit at Sandharsi village, near Ghanaur
Villagers protest against setting up of a liquor manufacturing unit at Sandharsi village, near Ghanaur, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Missing child found at Nasik
Kharar, March 6
PGI Childline, Chandigarh has traced a child at Nasik who belongs to Badh Majra village at Kharar. The child has been living at the Childline, Nasik for the past one and a half month.

Villagers protest bad condition of roads
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 6
A large number of villagers today protested against the Punjab government and blocked the national highway near Sirhind for nearly half an hour due to dilapidating condition of roads in their villages.

150 patients examined
Kharar, March 6
Dr Upinderjit Singh Jogi, a psychiatrist from Vancouver (Canada) held a medical camp at the Universal Disabled Care Taker Social Welfare Society at Padiala village today. His team of doctors included Dr Bhupinder Singh Rana, SSP (retd) Patiala, Gurnam Singh Mehra, and Gurdip Singh Kurali.

COURTS

Consumer Forum
ICICI Bank told to pay Rs 50,000 as relief
Chandigarh, March 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed ICICI bank to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for filling up a blank cheque with Rs 30,000 and submitting the same to the banker in order to put pressure on the complainant.

Meanwhile, StanChart fined Rs 20,000
Chandigarh, March 6
The District Consumer Disputes Rederssal Forum has directed Standard Chartered Bank to pay Rs 20,000 in compensation to a Dhanas resident for deficiency in service.

Gangrape
Charges framed against two
Panchkula, March 6
A local court framed the charges against two accused in the gang rape case of minor girls. The girls were allegedly raped on September 16 last year.

Cop convicted in bribe case
Chandigarh, March 6
Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg today convicted head constable Jhalman Singh for demanding bribe of Rs 500 from the complainant.

CRIME

Accountant Murder
Accused held; cops in Khanna to nab other
Chandigarh, March 6
In an attempt to cover up its “goof-up” in the unnatural death of Rishipal Singh, a resident of Sector 41, the police today arrested one of the suspects on the charges of culpable homicide and theft, who was let off, along with his accomplice, earlier a couple of days after the incident.

One injured in clash; 5 women held
Chandigarh, March 6
The police today arrested five women of two families after registering a cross-case against both parties. The police said both parties were quarrelling with each other for the past couple of days and last night, they had a clash in which a woman was hurt.

Two hurt in separate accidents
Chandigarh, March 6
A pedestrian and a motorcyclist were injured in two separate road accidents in various parts of the city. Uttam Mishra of Dhanas village alleged that a driver of Tata 407 (HR-37-9000) hit his father near bus stop of the village and sped away yesterday.

Thieves decamp with jewellery
Zirakpur, March 6
In less than a week after two shops and a house were burgled, yet another incident of theft took place during the daytime today. Thieves decamped with jewellery worth lakhs of rupees after breaking into a house at the telephone exchange colony.

28-yr-old girl found dead
Panchkula, March 6
A 28-year-old girl was found dead at her house under mysterious circumstances at Sector 5 of Mansa Devi Complex here late last evening. The deceased, identified as Preeti Verma, was working as a teacher Jinendra Public School. She was reportedly going under depression for the past few days.

MC employee assaulted
Zirakpur, March 6
A Zirakpur Municipal Council employee was allegedly assaulted by two unidentified persons, who were carrying on construction and allegedly encroaching the government land in AKS Colony here today.

SPORTS

$5 lakh Asian Tour event
Bhullar third at midway stage
Chandigarh, March 6
Gaganjeet Bhullar kept the region's challenge alive as he carded a four under par 66 to occupy the lone third slot at 10 under par 130 at the midway stage of the $5 lakh Singha Thailand Open Asian Tour event at Phuket today.

IPL Matches
Only dates will be reworked, says PCA secy

Chandigarh, March 6
With the uncertainty of the schedule of the second leg of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) matches, it will be interesting to see whether the high profile sporting event will be able to retain the same popularity, which it enjoyed last year.

AG Haryana, Bihar winners on Day 1
Chandigarh, March 6
AG Bihar and hosts AG Haryana began their campaign on a winning note against their respective rivals on penalties on the first day of the All-India Inter-Zonal Audit Football Tournament being organised by the Accountant General (Audit) Haryana here today at the Sector 17 Football Stadium.
Players in action during a football match between AG Haryana and AG Tamil Nadu at the Sector 17 Football Stadium. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Players in action during a football match between AG Haryana and AG Tamil Nadu at the Sector 17 Football Stadium

AK Misra boxing tourney from March 11

Chandigarh, March 6
The 13-member Chandigarh India team’s preparation is in full swing at the Sector 42 Sports Complex for the forthcoming 1st International and 16th AK Misra Boxing Championship to be held in the city from March 11 to 15.

Chandigarh India team boxers sweat it out during a practice camp at the Sector 42 Sports Complex. A Tribune photograph


Chandigarh India team boxers sweat it out during a practice camp at the Sector 42 Sports Complex

Manpreet shines in athletics meet
Chandigarh, March 6
Manpreet bagged the first position in the boys event of discus and javelin throw during the 4th annual athletics meet of Chandigarh College of Education, Landran, here today.

 


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