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Violent clash at Ram Darbar

Old feud between Phase I & II residents cited as reason
Chandigarh, April 26
Scores of residents of Phase I and II of Ram Darbar clashed in the locality following an old dispute tonight. Several persons were injured in the violence, while four cars were damaged in the melee.
Several persons injured

Cars smashed

Cops outnumbered by hooligans

Remained mute spectators
Youths of Ram Darbar carry sticks and stones on Sunday night Youths of Ram Darbar carry sticks and stones on Sunday night. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Kundi connection gets SAD rally going
Mohali, April 26
Prospective lawmakers have become lawbreakers. This was evident during an election rally organised in support of the SAD candidate from the Anandpur Sahib seat, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, when the organisers of the event used a kundi connection to run the public address system and lighting at the venue.
WELL-CONNECTED: A kundi connection at an election rally organised in support of SAD candidate Dr Daljit Singh Cheema in Mohali
WELL-CONNECTED: A kundi connection at an election rally organised in support of SAD candidate Dr Daljit Singh Cheema in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Robbery Bid
Suspects’ sketches sent to police stations
Panchkula, April 26
The police claimed to have identified the gang behind the attempt to rob the family of the Panchkula BJP chief. After seeing the CCTV footage, the police here had sent the sketches to the police in other districts of the state.

A resident of Young Dwellers Society, Sector 49, shows worms in the water supplied by the municipal corporation in Chandigarh
A resident of Young Dwellers Society, Sector 49, shows worms in the water supplied by the municipal corporation in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Land Acquisition
Farmers want undertaking in exchange for vote
Chandigarh, April 26
The controversial land acquisition policy of the Chandigarh administration is set be a major election issue for the local parliamentary constituency.

Parking contractor booked for car theft
Chandigarh, April 26
The police has booked the contractor of Sector 35-B parking lot on the charges of misappropriation after a car was stolen from his parking lot.


30 gurdwara panels support Bansal

Chandigarh, April 26
About 30 gurdwara management committees today threw their weight behind Congress candidate Pawan Bansal, boosting the Congress campaign for the May 13 elections.

Congress candidate Pawan Bansal with representatives of gurdwara management committees in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Congress candidate Pawan Bansal with representatives of gurdwara management committees in Chandigarh

Cong, NCP candidate to join BJP
Chandigarh, April 26
The campaign of BJP candidate Satya Pal Jain gained momentum here today with chairman of colony cell of the Youth Congress Nirmal Singh Titu and general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party Ninder Singh joining the BJP.
BJP candidate from Chandigarh Satya Pal Jain surrounded by members of the Kerala community on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

BJP candidate from Chandigarh Satya Pal Jain surrounded by members of the Kerala community

Flouting of EC norms rampant
Chandigarh, April 26
Directions of the election commission are being violated with impunity in the run-up to the 15th Lok Sabha elections in the city. While the election commission has been issuing guidelines to all parties ever since the election dates were announced, the latter do not seem to care two hoots about the same.

Election Issues
Need to tackle corruption, terror
Our city is pampered and there are not many issues one can find here when it comes to comparing it with other cities. But in the larger interest of the nation, terrorism and corruption have become major issues to be discussed and pondered upon.

Members of the Pind Bachao Committee during a meeting at Raipur Kalan in Chandigarh
Members of the Pind Bachao Committee during a meeting at Raipur Kalan in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

First-Time Voters
Politicians must stop mud-slinging
I am excited to vote for the first time. The politicians should stop mud-slinging and get down to action. The future of the youth of the nation seems grim and the situation will get worse if we do not take any step. Young boys in Kashmir are involving in the militancy.

Politicians should promote sports
With elections approaching, all one can nowadays think about is which political party is going to form government and what will be its plan of action. Gagan K Teja talks to students about their expectations from the new government and how they will like it to function

Death at Sukhna
Police fails to find missing articles
Chandigarh, April 26
Even as the family of Sonia Suman, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Sukhna Lake on Friday, alleged that her mobile phone and purse are missing, the police is yet to initiate action in this regard.

City Scope
Playing with fire
Raveen Thukral
Idon't know how many of you noticed that the UT's fire and emergency departments celebrated a 'fire safety week" a few days ago. In fact even I would have missed the event if selecting photographs for the day's edition of the Chandigarh Tribune wasn't a part of my job.

Workshop on critical care education
Panchkula, April 26
“In today’s busy life, everyone is exposed to unexpected medical emergencies at home, in office or on the road, and survival is possible only if immediate help is available by someone standing nearby,” said Dr Meeta, vice-president, critical care education, during a workshop organised by Alchemist Hospital in association with Critical Care Education Foundation here today.

Stress on vaccination to control cervix cancer
Chandigarh, April 26
Experts today stressed the need for prevention of cervix cancer — the second most common form of cancer among women in India — through vaccination. They were deliberating at a symposium on “Cancer cervix” and “Pregnancy with diabetes” at PGI here.


GMCH eyes deemed varsity status
Chandigarh, April 26
After fulfilling the requisite conditions, including proper infrastructure in place, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, is now pitching for the status of deemed university.

GMCH told to count applicant’s ad hoc services
Chandigarh, April 26
Head of the Microbiology department Dr Jagdish Chander took a sigh of relief, as the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) directed Government Medical College, Sector 32, to count the ad-hoc services of the applicant, as it will affect his seniority.

Meghna Bhasin wins speech contest
Chandigarh, April 26
The first position in the inter-school extempore and speech contest might not come across as a great achievement at the first instance, but it surely is if it’s your first effort. For Meghna Bhasin, a class IX student of Carmel Convent School, achieving this position was one of the most special moments of her school life.

16,000 take AIEEE
Chandigarh, April 26
Over 16,000 students appeared in the eighth All-India Engineering Entrance Examination held at 25 centres here today. Around 1,300 seats in 20 national institutes of technology, five deemed universities, three technical institutions and three Central Government-funded institutions are offered through this examination.

Engineers line up for IAF exam
Chandigarh, April 26
As many as 2,900 candidates, including about 300 girls appeared for the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) at the Chandigarh Air Force Station today for recruitment into the IAF as engineering officers.


LS Poll
Candidates’ relatives start campaigning
Patiala, April 26
Making a robust attempt to give a boost to poll campaign of their near and dear ones, family members and relatives of both of the major candidates, Prem Singh Chandumajra of the SAD and Preneet Kaur of the Congress, have finally come out of the comforts of their home and have started flexing their muscles by seeking vote.

Beant Singh’s family backs Ravneet Bittu
Mohali, April 26
In an era of sibling rivalry in politics, the entire clan of former Punjab Chief Minister Late Beant Singh is rallying for Congress candidate from the Anandpur Sahib Parliamentary constituency Ravneet Singh Bittu.

SBoP profit up
Patiala, April 26
State Bank of Patiala has again shown an impressive all round performance for the year 2008-09 by recording a quantum jump in its net profit for the year ended March 31 to Rs 531.54 crore as against Rs 413.73 crore for the previous year which means that bank has registered a growth of 28.48 per cent.


Consumer Courts
LIC Housing Finance penalised Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, April 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the manager and an agent of LIC Housing Finance to refund Rs 50,000 to complainants Rajeev and Ranjna Rastogi, who had seeked a house loan.


Auto-rickshaw driver assaulted, robbed
Chandigarh, April 26
An auto-rickshaw driver reported to the police that two unidentified youths robbed him of his auto-rickshaw, a mobile phone and money after beating him up in Industrial Area, here last night.

Yet another brawl at food street
Chandigarh, April 26
Close on the heels of The Tribune highlighting fear psychosis prevailing among families and women visiting night food street following incidents of fracas and lawlessness, hooligans struck again at the eating joint in the wee hours of Saturday.

One held for gambling, bailed out
Chandigarh, April 26
The police arrested Sushil, a resident of Burail village, near his residence on April 25 at 11.55 pm while gambling and recovered Rs 860 cash from his possession. A case under Section 13A-1-67 of the Gambling Act had been registered. Later, the accused was released on bail.

Rape in Vehicle
Prime accused arrested
Chandigarh, April 26
The police today arrested Jagtar Singh, alias Kaka, the prime accused in abducting and raping a woman from Kishangarh village before dumping her near Leisure Valley in Sector 10 on April 21.

Retired bank official killed in accident
Panchkula, April 26
A 59-year-old retired bank official was killed when a speeding car hit his scooter on the dividing road of Sectors 11 and 14 here today. The deceased, identified as Sushil Sharma, had retired from Cooperative Bank last year.

Body found
Chandigarh, April 26
The unidentified body of a 70-year-old woman was found outside the new emergency wing of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, tonight. A team of doctors on night duty took the body for examination.


Markan Trophy
Mohali out on 187
Mohali, April 26
The hosts, Mohali, got all out on a meagre total of 187 in 78.5 overs on the first day of their match against Muktsar (Zone-A) during the Punjab State Inter-District (Under-16) Tournament for ML Markan Trophy played at Yadvindra Public School.

Jai leads Godrej club to victory
Barwala (Panchkula), April 26
A fine knock of 71 by Jai Kapil and accurate bowling by Kulwinder Romy (3 for 22) enabled Godrej & Boyce Club defeat United Sports Club by 22 runs in the final of the second Tirath Singh Memorial League Cricket Tournament, organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at JR Institute of Cricket Technology Stadium here today.

57 kids attend golf camp
Chandigarh, April 26
A month-long coaching camp organised by the Haryana Golf Association concluded at the Panchkula Golf Club in Panchkula today.

Basketball probables selected
Chandigarh, April 26
The Chandigarh Basketball Association has selected the probables for coaching camp for boys and girls for Youth National Basketball Championship, which will be held in Mumbai.

Football results
Chandigarh, April 26
In the football division three that includes Classes V and VI, Punjab Chester City won against Manchester city by 2-0 in the first match.


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