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Woman foils robbery at P’kula BJP chief’s house 
Four miscreants try to hold family to ransom
Panchkula district BJP chief Sham Lal Sachdev at his house along with his grandson Sumedh. Also seen in the picture is Veetu (left), the tenant who raised an alarm, forcing the robbers to flee.Panchkula, April 25
Presence of mind and courage shown by the wife of a tenant foiled a robbery bid at the house of Panchkula district BJP chief Sham Lal Sachdev here today.

Panchkula district BJP chief Sham Lal Sachdev at his house along with his grandson Sumedh. Also seen in the picture is Veetu (left), the tenant who raised an alarm, forcing the robbers to flee. A Tribune photograph

Poll door slammed on 5
Chandigarh, April 25
SAD (Amritsar) contender Vansen Massey and BSP (Ambedkar) contestant Subhash Tamoli were among the five candidates whose nomination papers were rejected following discrepancies in their credentials during scrutiny today.



EARLIER STORIES

15 barred from taking engg exam
Chandigarh, April 25
At the Chandigarh College Of Engineering and Technology, 15 students were barred from appearing in the examination on the pretext of not having attended requisite number of classes though they had got their admit cards well in time.

Passengers forced to get down from HR bus
4 CTU buses stopped in retaliation
Stranded passengers on the Sector 9 and 17 dividing road at Panchkula after a CTU bus was stopped by Haryana Roadways employees on Saturday.Chandigarh, April 25
Around 50 passengers were forced to get down from a Haryana Roadways city service bus HR-68-0886 (route PGI to Ramgarh) at the Sector 17 ISBT at about 6.30 am today. Reason: conflict between employees of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the Haryana Roadways (HR) over the plying of buses on each other’s routes.

Stranded passengers on the Sector 9 and 17 dividing road at Panchkula after a CTU bus was stopped by Haryana Roadways employees on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Crash diet for zero size ‘dangerous’
Chandigarh, April 25
Thin is in and almost every young girl in the city today is striving for that hourglass figure or that zero-size Karishma Kapoor look by going on crash diet or even starving.


COMMUNITY

Corporate sector urged to fight poverty 
Justice J.S. Narang (retd) addresses delegates at the national conference and business sumit in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, April 25
A national conference and business summit on corporate sector's contribution in poverty alleviation in India was organised by Dr IT Group of Institutes at CII auditorium here today.




Justice J.S. Narang (retd) addresses delegates at the national conference and business sumit in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Ray of hope for Super Bazar staff
Chandigarh, April 25
Employees of the erstwhile Super Bazar have another chance at hope. Taking up an appeal filed in the matter, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the administration to see if they can be absorbed, or in alternative given the benefits of the voluntary retirement scheme.

A police officer trying to resolve the matter with advocate at the district court in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Lawyer, cop enter into scuffle
Chandigarh, April 25
A lawyer entered into an altercation with a security guard at a District Courts gate while inspecting judge of the District Courts Justice K.S. Garewal was busy inspecting the courts complex here today.

A police officer trying to resolve the matter with advocate at the district court in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune Pradeep Tewari

Golf Club elections today
Chandigarh, April 25
Decks were cleared for the 2009 elections to the Chandigarh Golf Club with the court dismissing a civil suit filed by Col B.S. Goraya seeking permanent injunction against five former governing council members of the club here today.

EDUCATION


Artistes stage a play ‘Chunaav kaa Kheal’, at Plaza in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Artistes stage a play ‘Chunaav kaa Kheal’, at Plaza in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Govt schools get week to upgrade computer labs
Chandigarh, April 25
The Education Department has directed the authorities of the eight government schools, which were inspected today, to upgrade their computer labs within a week.

Chartered accountants’ institute holds test
Chandigarh, April 25
The city branch of NIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) held an on-line examination of common proficiency test (CPT) for the first time today. CA Raman Kumar Seth, chairman of the branch, said the CPT online examination had been held for the first time in the history of city branch and in the Northern region after Delhi. The CPT is an entry-level test for admission to the chartered accountancy course having global career opportunities. —TNS

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Annual function at KV
Dappar, April 25
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Dappar, yesterday organised its annual function on its premises. Lt-Col IPS Sethi was the chief guest and UN Khaware, assistant commissioner, presided over the function. Susan Abraham gave away prizes to students.

BJP supporters take out the Dalit chetna yatra in Chandigarh on Saturday.
BJP supporters take out the Dalit chetna yatra in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

2 persons shot at; 1 held 
Rajpura, April 25
The police has arrested a resident of Madauli village, Gurjant Singh, for allegedly firing gunshots and seriously injuring two persons.

Papers of 2 nominees rejected
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 25
Nomination papers of two candidates, Ratanjeet Singh of the RJD and Amrik Singh, an Independent candidate, whose forms were found to be incomplete, were rejected today. Now, 11 candidates are in the fray for the Fatehgarh Sahib Lok Sabha seat. 

200 participate in retired tax officials’ conference
Patiala, April 25
Nearly 200 retired officials of the Punjab excise and taxation department held their second annual conference, in which they expressed dissatisfaction over the payment of benefits, which accrue to them after retirement.

Woman held with 280-gram smack
Rajpura, April 25
The local police during a special drive for checking the unauthorised plying of the vehicles arrested a woman who was found to be carrying smack yesterday.

Observers hold meeting with officials
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 25
The Lok Sabha election observers of the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency, RK Valwan, Jatinder Kumar and D Shiv Shankar, held a meeting with the Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner of the district, assistant ROs and senior police officials, including SSP Dr Kaustubh Sharma, here today.

CRIME

Death at lake
Girl was to marry on May 3
Chandigarh, April 25
The mystery continues to shroud the death of Sonia Suman, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the regulatory end of Sukhna Lake here yesterday.

Money behind bank manager’s suicide
Chandigarh, April 25
Though meltdown is being cited as the reason behind the suicide of Gagan Gulati, Delhi-based Axis Bank’s deputy manager, who was found hanging in his room in hotel Aneathia in Sector 34 here last night, the police is probing the matter with the help of a suicide note which Gagan left in his laptop.

Dog bites 12; stoned to death
Mohali, April 25
A dog created panic when it bit 12 persons and also attacked other stray dogs in Sector 71 here yesterday. Horrified, residents stoned the dog to death before calling Mohali MC officials.

Rs 6,000 snatched from liquor vend, petrol station 
Panchkula, April 25
Two motorcyclists snatched Rs 6,000 in two incidents that took place here yesterday. They first targeted a liquor vend in Sector 8 and then snatched a cash bag of an employee at a petrol station in Sector 2 at gun point.

Lawyer remanded in 2-day police custody 
Neeraj Chaudhary being produced in the court in Mohali on Saturday.Mohali, April 25
Neeraj Chaudhary, a city-based lawyer, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau yesterday for allegedly acting as a middleman in a bribery deal and in an abduction case, was remanded in police custody for two days today.
The vigilance officials told the court that the lawyer had struck a deal for Rs 10 lakh with Davinder Singh, an NRI, who happens to be the main accused in the abduction case. SP (City), Mohali, SS Gill, has also been named in an FIR registered by the Vigilance Bureau.

Neeraj Chaudhary being produced in the court in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


SPORTS

Chess Championship in progress at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, on Saturday. Chess finals today
Chandigarh, April 25
Gusain Himal, Ameek Malhotra and Kaura Mayank are leading with three points each in the Chess Championship, being organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, here on Saturday.


Chess Championship in progress at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

International Public School’s Red team in a jubilant mood after winning the Mohali School Football Inter-School Football Championship on Saturday. IPS Red win football championship
Mohali, April 25
Red team of International Public School at Kurali won the Mohali District Inter-School Football Championship (Under-14). The championship played under the aegis of the Mohali District Schools Football Association, Sector 69, was hosted by Doon International School here today.

International Public School’s Red team in a jubilant mood after winning the Mohali School Football Inter-School Football Championship on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Bakshi is match commissioner
Chandigarh, April 25
The Chandigarh Football Association general secretary Rakesh Bakshi has been appointed as match commissioner for the 18th under-21 National Football Championship for Dutta Ray Trophy, being held in Goa from April 29 to May 16. 

Nepal Masters’ Golf
Harinder finishes fifth
Chandigarh, April 25
Harinder Gupta of Chandigarh carded a two under par-70 to finish fifth with a final tally of five under 283 on the concluding day of the Surya Nepal Masters on the par-72 greens of the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu today.

 



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