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Another negligence, another death
Chandigarh, April 3
In yet another case of alleged negligence at the GMCH-32, the family of a city-based accident victim, Raj Kumar, has blamed doctors for his death. Raj Kumar, a resident of Sector 32, met with an accident on March 8 and was admitted to the GMCH emergency with head injury.

Central Club loses bar licence
Chandigarh, April 3
Binging would now be an offence at the Sector 9 Central Club as the Chandigarh administration has declined to renew its bar licence for 2009-2010.

Yearning for life, not drugs
Chandigarh, April 3
Children at a drug de-addiction camp in Sector 56, Chandigarh. At an age when children go to school, Raju (name changed) was found unconscious at a jhuggi in Sector 56 here.

INNOCENCE LOST: Children at a drug de-addiction camp in Sector 56, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mansa Devi
Record offerings this year
Panchkula, April 3
Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board is to earn around Rs 1 crore through offerings and auction of various facilities at the temple complex here during Navratra fair which is scheduled to conclude here today.


Admn Projects
NGOs bank on ‘connections’
Chandigarh, April 3
Come April and almost all city NGOs that otherwise claim to be a wary of recognition, contend to be the chosen ones entrusted with all major administration funded projects.


...While some need real help
Chandigarh, April 3
While the recent revelations of the anomalous functioning of the endeavours like Aashray and Snehahalya portray a grim picture of such helping projects in the city, many still claim to be the torch bearers but in dire need of patronage. Even as the administration returns a major chunk of the funds on plea of not having projects to spend, many feel that a little help can do wonders to their effective endeavours.

DSOI functioning comes under cloud
Chandigarh, April 3
The functioning of Defence Service Officers’ Institute (DSOI) here has come under a cloud, with some committee members alleging financial irregularities in the management of the institute’s funds.

Lucky Row
Dhawan files fresh complaint with EC
Chandigarh, April 3
BSP candidate from Chandigarh Harmohan Dhawan today lodged a fresh complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), New Delhi, over the alleged casteist remarks passed by a Congress activist at Saheed Bhagat Singh colony in Mauli Jagran on March 31.

Bansal’s move to woo Ind Area tenants
Chandigarh, April 3
In a populist move, Congress candidate Pawan Bansal today promised that tenants of Industrial Area, Phase II, will be entitled to allocation of plots matching their area requirements in Phase III.

Members of the Scheduled Castes Welfare Association burn an effigy of Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal at Sector 25 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

A devotee distributes prasad on the last Navratra at Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Sector 20, Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A cyclist makes his way through a cloud of dust on a Mohali road on Friday. Tribune photo: Vickey Gharu

Code Violation
BJP to approach EC against Bansal
Chandigarh, April 3
The BJP is going to file a complaint with the election commission over the violation of code of conduct by Congress’ Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal by inaugurating a swimming pool at Chandigarh Press Club today.

Kidnapped man tortured, freed
Mohali, April 3
The city police had slapped sections of ‘indulging in obscene acts’ against the abductors the UT panchayat samiti member from Khuda Alisher, Gurmail Singh, who was set free late last night.

City clings on to age-old technology
Chandigarh, April 3
While the city boasts of swanky multiplexes, when it comes to movie watching experience it is the old wine in new bottle. Even as comfy seats, jazzy decors and food courts have made movie watching a fresh experience for buffs, age-old projectors continue to create the screen magic even now.

Mohali Murder: Sketch of suspect released
Mohali, April 3
Almost two weeks after the police released the CCTV grabs of the two suspects in the murder of case of Sameer Vatts, an official of Airtel who was shot near Cosmo Hospital on March 12, the police today released a sketch of one of the suspects.

Janata Rehri Market
New booths to cost higher
Mohali, April 3
The allotment price of about 250 booths to be constructed by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to adjust all the shopkeepers of the Janata Rehri Market in Phase IIIB-1 will be higher than the booths that have already been allotted to more than one fourth of the shopkeepers operating from the market.

A peep into medieval period
Chandigarh, April 3
The rich cultural heritage of India has been influencing many civilisations of the world across the centuries. Our traditions, which are based on human values have given us eternal value to hold on to. Inspired by such a proud legacy, the Mumbai-based acclaimed actor director Lushin Dubey had endeavoured to present a glimpse through his theatrical spectacle “Salaam India” at the Tagore theatre here today.

Artistes stage a play, “Salaam India”, sponsored by The Tribune and organised by Durga Das Foundation at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Report

Ex-SHO booked for duping Advocate-General
Panchkula, April 3
The Sector-5 police has registered a case against former SHO Rattan Singh Rana after an Additional Advocate General of Punjab alleged that the accused duped him of Rs 5,000.

Zirakpur flyover: Routine checks to continue
Zirakpur, April 3
Taking a precautionary measure to check the entire span of Zirakpur flyover, the officials stated that last night they made a routine check up and would continue for the next few days. “This was a part of the exercise since the last snag was noticed few weeks back and that time we planned to check all the slabs,” an official added.

Rickshaw-pullers get tips on traffic rules
Chandigarh, April 3
At least 150 rickshaw-pullers were made aware of the traffic rules and regulations yesterday. The traffic police also fixed reflector tapes on their rickshaws.

De-addiction awareness drive
Chandigarh, April 3
Contributing their bit to the issues confronting the city, over 40 youths of the Rotaract Club, Chandigarh Himalayan, organised a drug de-addiction awareness campaign at the plaza in Sector 17 today.


Badal, Mann on ‘sale’
Kharar, April 3
Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and singer Gurdas Mann are on sale, albeit in wax form! Parwinder Singh, founder of one of its kind of Sikh museum, has decided to sell their statues to support his expansion plans. The museum was situated in a dingy, makeshift arrangement structure near Lakhnaur village.

Devotees offer 30,000 liquor bottles on Ashtmi
Patiala, April 3
“Superstition is to religion, what astrology is to astronomy- the mad daughter of a wise mother.” Going by the surging crowds at the Ashtmi celebrations today at the Kali Mata temple, it was clear that superstition, myth and blind faith were the order of the day.

No-confidence motion
Ambala MC fails to pass budget
Ambala, April 3
For the first time in the history of the Municipal Committee, Sadar, Ambala Cantonment, budget of the MC has not been passed before March 31.

2 Class XII students go missing
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 3
Parents of a boy and girl, identified as Anvinder Singh and Kamaljeet Kaur, both 18-year-old studying in class XII, today lodged a joint complaint with the Fatehgarh Sahib police about their children missing since yesterday.

15 shortlisted for placement
Banur, April 3
ICICI Securities Ltd today visited Aryans Business School (ABS) for summer placement of its MBA students. A pre-placement talk was held in which a team of experts addressed students and answered their queries.


Compensation to housing society
Don’t act in unfair manner, court to Centre
Chandigarh, April 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court does not want the Union of India to trigger multiplicity of litigation by acting in an “unfair manner”.

Consumer Courts
ESI regional head told to reimburse claim
Chandigarh, April 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the regional director, Employee’s State Insurance Corporation, to reimburse claim to the complainant within 30 days from the date of receipt.

Consumer Awareness
Bargain on MRP, say experts
Chandigarh, April 3
As you step out to splurge this season, the first few things to check out on the product should be the name and address of the manufacturer.

Members appointed
Chandigarh, April 3
A member of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s editorial committee, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, has another responsibility on her hands. She joins chairperson Justice Daya Chaudhary as a member of the committee constituted to look into the complaints of sexual harassment in the high court establishment.


Manouli resident’s murder
Main suspects arrested
Mohali, April 3
In the month-old murder case of Hari Charan Vashist, a Manouli resident, the Sohana police today claimed to have arrested three main suspects, Sandeep Purkhi, Dolly Rani and Amit Kumar from Shimla. The suspects would be produced in court tomorrow.

2 women held for immoral trafficking
Chandigarh, April 3
The police arrested two women, including a Burail-based kingpin, on charges immoral trafficking at Sector 22 here today.

Couple accused of abducting minor
Chandigarh, April 3 A Burail resident has accused a couple from the same locality of abducting his 17-year-old daughter. According to the police, the victim’s brother alleged that Sakildeep along with his brother Kuldeep and sister-in-law Meena had abducted his sister from their house on March 31.


Slum kids shine in national boxing tourney
Chandigarh, April 3
As we step in, they all stand up to greet with their energetic hello. Not only struggling to come to terms with the accent but also with their newly met success, these are the boisterous slum kids of Sikhya, a school of the under privileged children, three of whom making it big, bagged medals in the 3rd Junior and 4th Youth Women National Boxing Championship held in Pan Jim, Goa, from March 25 to 30.

(From Left) Saroj, Sunita and Shahnaz, students of Sikhya School, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Goyal, Chhabra fashion GNPS win
Chandigarh, April 3
Guru Nanak Public School Academy (GNPS Academy) beat Mohali Cricket Association Academy by 90 runs in a league match of the Under-16 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament being conducted by the Chandigarh Cricket Association on the Guru Nanak Public School grounds in Sector 36 on Friday.

Wicketkeeper of Sector 37 academy takes wicket of Bharti Vij academy batsman in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

City boy in national basketball team
Chandigarh, April 3
Digvijay Singh, a student of class X of DAV Public School, Sector 8, has been selected in the Indian basketball team to participate in the Asian Schools Basketball Boys’ Championship to be held from April 7 to April 19 in Macau in China.

APJ beat MCA  by 11 runs
Mohali, April 3
APJ Cricket Academy, Kharar, defeated MCA Cricket Academy, Mohali, by 11 runs in a league match of the first under-13 Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament held on MCA grounds on Friday.

Gulzar wrestling venue shifted
Chandigarh, April 3
The Gulzar Gold Cup Wrestling Championship, which was earlier scheduled to be held at Dara Studio on April 4, will now be held at Oasis Resort near Zirakpur. The venue has been shifted due to some unavoidable circumstances, said coach RS Kundu.

73-yr-old creates national record
Panchkula, April 3
GS Saunkhla, a 73-year-old athlete, bettered his own national record to grab a gold medal and create new national record by clocking 8.79 m in triple jump in the 70+ category during the 30th National Masters’ Athletics Championship held at HAU, Hisar, from March 19 to 22.

Akshit in badminton national team
Chandigarh, April 3
Akshit Mahajan of Panchkula has been selected to represent India in an International Badminton Tournament to be held in Mauritius from April 8 to 12.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 3
The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association, will conduct the under-16 trials on Guru Nanak Public School ground in Sector 36 at 3 pm on April 5. City team will be selected to participate in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for ML Markan Trophy, which commences on April 23.


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