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Maid’s death sparks off violent protest
4 cops hurt, vehicles damaged in Sec 20
Damaged windowpane of a car.Panchkula, April 14
The death of a 14-year-old maidservant sparked off violent protest when hundreds of jhuggi-dwellers gheraoed Society No. 30 in Sector 20 and pelted stones for over one hour

Damaged windowpane of a car. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune Impact
School bus operators get notices
Chandigarh, April 14
Taking cognizance of the news item published in Chandigarh Tribune dated April 13 under the heading, “BJP courts controversy again”, highlighting the use of school buses for political rallies while flouting the State Transport Authority norms, the UT today issued individual notices to bus operators.

Price spiral pinches people
Chandigarh, April 14
The rising price of all commodities has hit the common man hard. Sugar, refined oil, pulses, bread and vegetables all seem to be on the boil and burning a deep hole in the common man’s pocket.

Charity dies on hospitals’ doorstep
Philanthropist Jagdish Lal Ahuja distributes food to needy people at GMCH-32, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, April 14
The paucity of funds has finally caught on with philanthropist Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who had been feeding hundreds of hungry people at his langar at the PGI and the GMCH-32.

Philanthropist Jagdish Lal Ahuja distributes food to needy people at GMCH-32, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Auto challan drive deferred; operators adamant
Chandigarh, April 14
Though the Chandigarh administration has deferred its campaign to impound or challan outstation-registered auto-rickshaws for plying on city roads till further orders, auto-rickshaw operators are adamant on staying off road, even for schoolchildren, till their demands are accepted.


PU to reinstate six employees after 6 yrs
Chandigarh, April 14
After as long as six years, Panjab University is all set to reinstate the six non-teaching employees who were suspended on charges varying from misplacing the records to loosing the admission forms.

Prof Ranbir Chander Sobti receives Padma Shri award from President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Prof Ranbir Chander Sobti receives Padma Shri award from President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Fire Services Day
Tributes paid to firemen
Chandigarh, April 14
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation fire and emergency services organised Fire Services Day today at fire station, Sector-17. Fire Brigade jawans held a parade that was inspected by Mayor Kamlesh, followed by flag-hoisting ceremony.

Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrated
Mohali, April 14
The 118th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar was celebrated here today. A function was organised by Sri Guru Ravidass Naujwan Sabha in Phase VII where JP Mehmi, Additional Sessions Judge (retd), was the chief guest.

Ban on misuse of water from today
Chandigarh, April 14
Due to increased demand of drinking water in summers, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation authorities prohibited watering of lawns, washing of courtyards and vehicles in the morning water supply hours from tomorrow.

Auto-rickshaw Row
Strike harasses commuters
Members of the joint action committee of auto-rickshaw operators protest at Dussehra Ground, Phase VI, Mohali, on Tuesday. Mohali, April 14
Hundreds of commuters faced inconvenience as auto-rickshaws stayed off the road in Mohali district throughout the day here today in protest against the decision of the Chandigarh administration not to allow auto-rickshaws from Punjab and Haryana to ply “illegally” in the Union Territory.

Members of the joint action committee of auto-rickshaw operators protest at Dussehra Ground, Phase VI, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

CAT asks postal dept to release pension
Chandigarh, April 14
In an interesting order, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the postal department to provide pension to the applicant wherein the latter had claimed he served in the department for more than three decades but was not  regularised.

Brahmin Sammelan
Dhawan replies to EC
Says notice holds no ground
Chandigarh, April 14
BSP candidate Harmohan Dhawan today replied to the notice sent to him by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Chandigarh saying that the show-cause notice was devoid of any merit and should be withdrawn.

Brahmins to open card on April 19
Chandigarh, April 14
After a recent storm over organising a meeting by the BSP at Parshuram Bhawan in Sector 37, the Shri Brahmin Sabha, Punjab, led by Devi Dyal Parashar, today clarified that the sabha had got nothing to do with the BSP.

Turncoats’ effectiveness under cloud
Chandigarh, April 14
Can turncoats, who have sent Satya Pal Jain (BJP) and Pawan Bansal (Congress) into a tizzy, be vote catchers for them? Even as the election campaign reached a crescendo in the run-up to the May 13 polls, questions were being asked about the ability of the turncoats to get votes for their “adopted” parties belying the hopes of the BJP and the Congress candidates.

Jain launches website
Chandigarh, April 14
Website of BJP candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency Satya Pal Jain, www.satyapaljain.com, was officially launched today. With access to website, blog and SMS it has become easy for voters, especially the youth, to connect with their candidate.

Old markets sit on powder keg
Chandigarh, April 14
Old city markets are a virtual deathtrap with almost no fire-fighting arrangements in place there. In case of an exigency, these markets stand a real chance of being reduced to ashes.

Hottest day in city
Chandigarh, April 14
The residents of Chandigarh experienced the hottest day today as the temperature touched 38.8°C, five degrees above normal. As dry and hot weather prevailed in the city, the maximum relative humidity was recorded at 56 per cent.


Woman dies mysteriously
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 14
A woman, residing on the Sahnipur road, died under mysterious circumstances here today. The victim has been identified as Shalu, wife of Amritpal. The police has booked five people in this connection, along with the husband of the deceased. 

Rice millers seek action against Union Food Secy
Bassi Pathana, April 14
Tarsem Saini, state president, the Rice Millers’ Association, has urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Election Commission of India to probe the role of Union Food Secretary Alka Surohi, as she bent upon damaging the rice mill's industry of the state knowingly by adopting discriminatory attitude towards the state millers.

Disgruntled Cong leaders relent
Bassi Pathana, April 14
The election campaign of Sukhdev Singh Libra, Congress candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib (R) constituency, got a shot in the arm in Bassi Pathana Assembly constituency, as after the visit of Jasjeet Singh Randhawa, former minister and in charge of the constituency, the disgruntled Congress leaders and workers decided to join the campaign.

Unidentified body found
Rajpura, April 14
Body of an unidentified man was found hanging from a tree in Madanpur Chalheri village adjoining the National Highway today.


Consumer Courts
ICICI Lombard asked to refund Rs 48,574
Chandigarh, April 14
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has asked the ICICI Lombard to refund Rs 48,574 to the complainant Brig Baljit Singh Gill, a resident of Sector 36, as he was wrongly asked to make the payment.


Five Chitkara students hurt in mishap
Panchkula, April 14
Five students of Chitkara Institute were injured as the bus that was taking them to the institute collided head on with a CTU bus at Sector 4 here this morning.

Thieves strike at Sec-37 house
Jyoti Prakash shows his ransacked house in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, April 14
Close on the heels of burglary at a house in Sector 18, thieves struck at a house in Sector 37 and made good with valuables once again. Jyoti Prakash, a businessman, reported to the police that a sum of Rs 20,000, three gold sets, three gold chains, three pairs of gold earrings, four gold rings, three gold pendants, a mangal sutra and a gold kara were stolen from his residence.

Jyoti Prakash shows his ransacked house in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Man held for abusing Home Secy on phone
Chandigarh, April 14
The Chandigarh police today arrested Waris Singh, resident of Sector 8, on the charge of making intimated call for using abusive language on the phone installed at the residence of Chandigarh administration Home Secretary, Ram Niwas last night.

One held in watchman murder case
Chandigarh, April 14
The Chandigarh police finally managed to track down and arrested one of the alleged killers of Gum Bhadur, a watchman posted at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, who was found brutally murdered in his room on March 16.


Saupin’s Cricket Academy corner glory
Jubilant members of Saupin's Cricket Academy after winning the Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, April 14
Saupin's Cricket Academy registered an easy win over APJ Khara by 9 wickets in a Twenty-20 final of the first u-13 Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament held here today at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36.
Batting first after winning the toss, APJ Kharar scored 111 for 4 in allotted 20 overs in the first innings.

Jubilant members of Saupin's Cricket Academy after winning the Saupin’s Gold Cup Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tennis Tourney
Beniwal outclasses Garry
Chandigarh, April 14
Wild card entrant Suraj Beniwal of Haryana defeated third seed Garry Singh Amor of Chandigarh in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in the boys’ under-12 second round match of the IDBI AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association here at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium on Tuesday.

Baljit eyes Asia Cup
Chandigarh, April 14
Chandigarh-based Baljit Singh, goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team, which won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament recently takes the success humbly.


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