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Misuse of official vehicle 
Cong councillor under EC scanner

Chandigarh, April 4  After the Chandigarh Youth Congress president Harmohinder Singh Lucky, Municipal Corporation councillor and Congress leader Devinder Singh Babla is also in for trouble for “misusing” official vehicle for election campaign. 

Inflammatory Speech
Case registered against Imraan Kidwai 

Chandigarh, April 4 
Cracking the whip, the Election Commission today filed a case against All India Congress Committee minority cell chairman Imraan Kidwai for his reported inflammatory speech during an election meeting in Chandigarh.

CITCO discounts at a price now 
To issue loyalty cards after charging fee 
Candigarh, April 4  Facing severe criticism for its policy to extend discounts and privileges to babus, corporates and other government officials, CITCO is all set to re-introduce the policy by issuing loyalty cards. 

OTIS in trouble again
Panchkula, April 4  Close on the heels of OTIS Elevator Company being penalised Rs 7 lakh last month, the Panchkula District Consumer Disputes Redressal forum has asked the company to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a housing society at Panchkula for deficiency in service. 

Cong activists leave trail of destruction at Press Club
Candigarh, April 4 A press briefing by Capt Amarinder Singh at the Chandigarh Press Club today to present Akali dissidents who had joined the Congress turned out to be an unsavoury experience for journalists, as party supporters turned the event into a public rally. 
Glass and paper plates littered across a lawn  at Chandigarh Press Club
Glass and paper plates littered across a lawn  at Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
Workers of the Congress climb atop swings to catch a glimpse of the press briefing by Capt Amarinder Singh at Chandigarh Press Club
Workers of the Congress climb atop swings to catch a glimpse of the press briefing by Capt Amarinder Singh at Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan



Poll Round-up
Development tops parties’ agenda

Chandigarh, April 4
Transformation of the city into a world-class destination was on top of agenda of most parties today as they went out to woo voters for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

High-ups deputed on poll duty
HUDA office work comes to a halt

Panchkula, April 4
The visitors at the Haryana Urban Development Authority office at Panchkula are a harassed lot nowadays.

Pending projects to be completed: Selja
Panchkula, April 4
A Congress worker interacts with Kumari Selja during a workers’ meet held at Panchkula The Congress was all set to form the government in the forthcoming Parilametnary elections, member Parliament and Congress candidate from Ambala Parliamentary constituency Kumari Selja said here today.

A Congress worker interacts with Kumari Selja during a workers’ meet held at Panchkula on Saturday. A Tribune photograph 

Amarinder mobilises party workers
Chandigarh, April 4
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today held a meeting of party activists from various Assembly segments falling in the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency at the residence of former Chief Minister Beant Singh here today.

Women shy of joining politics: BJP national secy
Kiran GhaiChandigarh, April 4
The zest among women to participate in politics is still missing, as no party has been able to find suitable women candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. This was disclosed by All-India BJP secretary and co-in charge of Chandigarh and Punjab Kiran Ghai at a press conference here today. She was in the city to campaign for BJP candidate Satpal Jain.

Kiran Ghai

Citizens launch drive against vote-bank politics
Chandigarh, April 4
Trying to set right the rot in governance, a group of professionals from across India have joined hands to create a citizens’ movement against corruption in the political system and vote-bank based politics of today.

Repair to hit water supply
Mohali, April 4 Water will be supplied at a low pressure in most parts of the town on April 6 as maintenance work has to be carried out at Kajauli waterworks.

Dismissal of ‘psychiatric’ officer raises eyebrows
Chandigarh, April 4 The verdict of a General Court Martial (GCM) to dismiss a Captain of the Army has raised eyebrows both within and outside the defence establishment. The fact that the officer had undergone psychiatric treatment and was not fit to undergo a trial is being cited by critics to question the GCM. 

Talk on Punjabi poetry at Kala Bhavan
Chandigarh, April 4
“The translation of Punjabi literature in various foreign languages, literary contribution of many NRI writers and the global media projections of cultural activities have introduced the literary heritage of Punjabi to the world,” said Dr Surinder Singh Gill, while interacting with audience during a seminar organised by the First Friday Forum at Punjab Kala Bhavan yesterday.


Environment exam
Chaos at DAV College

Chandigarh, April 4
Discrepancy in the total number of first-year students appearing for the environmental studies exam resulted in a chaos at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

P’kula lad shines at IIM
Panchkula, April 4
Shaveen Garg, a resident of Sector 4 here, has come with flying colours winning gold medal for the best all-round performance at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The medal is awarded for outstanding performance across all domains, academics, cultural, sports and organisational. Shaveen was awarded for the honour among his batch of 252 students.

Suspended DAV teachers reinstated
Chandigarh, April 4
After almost a month of their suspension, the three union office-bearers of DAV College, Sector 10, AK Taneja, Anil Sarwal and Avanindra Chopra, were reinstated today.


Parwanoo-Kamli road in dire need of repair
Kalka, April 4
Due to the apathetic attitude of local administration, the Parwanoo-Kamli link road, which connects National Highway-22 to Kamli and many other villages beyond the TTR resort hills, is endangering the lives of hundreds of daily commuters.

Kanwaljit’s bhog ceremony
Congress, SAD eye Bunny
Banur, April 4
The bhog ceremony of late minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh tomorrow is expected to witness senior leaders from SAD, BJP and Congress making a beeline. Important announcements about political alignment of Kanwaljit’s son Jasjit Singh Bunny may mark the day.

Degrees conferred on  152 students
Banur, April 4
Convocation of Shaheed Udham Singh College began with lighting of lamp by Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Engg college distributes degrees
Dera Bassi, April 4
Students in a jubilant mood after getting their degrees at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi Convocation of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) was organised on the college premises here today. Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was the chief guest. Around 150 students were awarded with degrees.

Students in a jubilant mood after getting their degrees at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Man, son arrested for robbery
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 4
The police here today arrested a father-son duo for their involvement in various incidents of robberies in the district. According to the police, the accused had been robbing people at gun point. The accused have been identified as Satnam Singh and Karanjit Singh, both residents of Haryana. Police officials said a special naka was laid near the Madhopur Chowk by Gurmeet Singh, CIA in charge of Bassi Pathana.


Fresh HC directive on NSC
Employee can be fined for issuing NSC to 
Chandigarh, April 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that an employee is liable to be penalised for issuing national saving certificate (NSC) to a firm barred by notification.


Youth killed in accident
Chandigarh, April 4
A 19-year-old youth was killed after an speeding car knocked him down at Sector 35 here yesterday.

Two bodies found
Panchkula/ Kalka, April 4
The body of an unidentified man in his late thirties was found under mysterious circumstances lying in Sector 12 here today. The police received the information around 10 am that a body was lying on a road in Sector 12. The body was shifted to General Hospital, Sector 6. No cause of death was ascertained as no injury mark was found on the body, said the police. However, according to the police, due to the feeble health of the deceased it was presumed that he was suffering from some disease.

5 held with stolen property
Chandigarh, April 4
The police arrested five persons along with over 80 kg iron and other material that they had allegedly stolen from pipelines in the jungle area, near Hallo Majra village.

Four cars damaged in pileup
Chandigarh, April 4
One of the cars damaged in a pileup at the Sector 16-17 traffic lights in Chandigarh Four cars were damaged in a pileup at Sector 16-17 traffic lights here today. The accident happened when a car driver reportedly pressed accelerator instead of brakes.

One of the cars damaged in a pileup at the Sector 16-17 traffic lights in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Vaibhav guides GNPS Academy to semis
Chandigarh, April 4
A batsman plays a shot during a match in Chandigarh An all-round performance by Vaibhav Garg (73* and 2 for 21) helped Guru Nanak Public School Academy rout APJ Academy of Kharar by five wickets to qualify for semifinals during the under-16 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament on the St. Stephen’s School grounds here today.

A batsman plays a shot during a match in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan 

Wrestling: World champ Ramesh Kumar wins
Zirakpur, April 4
World champion Ramesh Kumar registered an easy win thrashing Jai Bhagwan of Haryana in 74 kg weight category during the Gulzar Gold Cup Wrestling Competition held at Oasis Resort here today.

Football trials today
Chandigarh, April 4
Trials to select trainees for the New Public School Football Academy will be held on the NPS School football grounds at 9 am here tomorrow.



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