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Tempers flare up as liquor seized from BJP activist
* Congress leaders Babla, Lucky booked for assaulting truck driver
* BJP supporters besiege police station, raise slogans; allege bias
Chandigarh, May 6
The seizure of a truckload of liquor from the residence of a BJP activist on the eve of polling in neighbouring Panchkula and Zirakpur today sparked off a political row with Congress leaders claiming that the seized liquor was meant for luring voters.
BJP activists raises slogans against Devinder Singh Babla (right) in Sector 18, Chandigarh
BJP activists raises slogans against Devinder Singh Babla (right) in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Trader’s Murder
Motive not clear, cops clueless
Chandigarh, May 6
The Chandigarh Police is confused over the motive behind the murder of Amarjit Singh, owner of the Sham Fashion Mall, who was shot by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants outside his Sector-34 residence last night.
A bullet recovered from the victim’s body during post-mortem at Mohali Civil Hospital A bullet recovered from the victim’s body during post-mortem at Mohali Civil Hospital on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Scare among city traders
Chandigarh, May 6
Panic triggered among the trader community after the murder of Amarjit Singh, owner of Sham Fashion Mall, in front of his residence in Sector 34 last night. Talking to TNS, traders from various parts of the city expressed shock at the incident and said they had started thinking about making their own security arrangements.

Undertrial gives cops the slip
Panchkula, May 6
An accused who was undergoing trial in the murder of a railway employee escaped from the custody of the Government Railway Police Force (GRPF) while he was being brought for a medical examination at General Hospital here today.


Campaign Trail
Development buzzword for Bansal
Chandigarh, May 6
It is still dawn and Union Minister of State for Finance and sitting MP Pawan Bansal exudes confidence of a seasoned politician on Tuesday as he readies for his first scheduled programme - a padyatra - at the Sector 26 Police Lines at 6.30 am.
Congress candidate Pawan Bansal gets up and close with a little supporter during his campaign trail in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Congress candidate Pawan Bansal gets up and close with a little supporter during his campaign trail in Chandigarh

Swiss accounts: Swamy lashes out at Cong

Chandigarh, May 6
Coming down heavily on the UPA government, Janata Dal national president and former Union Commerce Minister Dr Subrahmanian Swamy claimed that he had made it public that UPA president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had massive wealth in Swiss banks.

Dr Subramanian Swamy campaigns for BJP candidate Satya Pal Jain in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Dr Subramanian Swamy campaigns for BJP candidate Satya Pal Jain in Chandigarh

Dhawan woos traders, workers
Chandigarh, May 6
Former Union Minister and BSP candidate Harmohan Dhawan today wooed traders by promising abolition of VAT on foodgrains and the balanced rent act taking care of both the landlords and the tenants.

Migrants to decide candidates’ fate
Chandigarh, May 6
Chandigarh may be known as the city of elite and educated, but it is the “migratory” population that is the deciding factor in the election results. For not only in the Lok Sabha elections, but also in the elections of the Municipal Corporation, it is the colonies and their issues, which remain prominent.

BJP moves EC against Babla
Chandigarh, May 6
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner through election observer Arun Kumar Panda against Congress leader Devinder Babla.

Govt staff on poll duty can vote
Chandigarh, May 6
A public servant deployed on the poll duty in the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency is required to apply for the Election Duty Certificate (EDC) with the returning officer.

All set for poll in P’kula
Fate of Selja, Kataria, Chanderpal, Dalbir to be sealed today
Panchkula, May 6
Ten duty magistrates and 31 sector magistrates have been deputed to supervise the poll arrangements of the two assembly segments of Panchkula and Kalka which will go to the poll tomorrow.

Sale of liquor banned
Mohali, May 6
A ban has been imposed on the sale and distribution of liquor in Dera Bassi sub-division of Mohali district in connection with the Lok Sabha polls, which are being held tomorrow.

CITCO Workers’ Union
Stalemate over poll persists
Chandigarh, May 6
Confusion still prevails over the governorship of the CITCO Workers’ Union, as contradictory information is being pasted on the official notice board by different groups formed within the union.

Passengers flood railway station on poll eve
Chandigarh, May 6
Well, its time to go back home. For polling or for a weekend holiday is anybody’s guess. A visit to the Chandigarh railway station on Tuesday gave a glimpse of unprecedented rush at the ticket counters, queues extending till outside the station. People belonging to other districts were heading towards home.
People wait in long queues for tickets at Chandigarh railway station
People wait in long queues for tickets at Chandigarh railway station on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Train to Dehradun with few passengers
Chandigarh, May 6
With the summer vacations round the corner, the Dehradun-Chandigarh (0412) special summer train is yet to draw passengers. Ever since the train started on April 1 this year, the lean passenger strength has been a characteristic feature of the train.

An almost deserted Chandigarh-Dehradun summer special train. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
An almost deserted Chandigarh-Dehradun summer special train

20 days on, MC still testing traders’ patience

‘Dig-and-run’ policy affecting their business
Chandigarh, May 6
It seems that the municipal corporation is testing the patience of Industrial Area, Phase-II, traders, who for the past 20 days, have been living in miserable conditions. Thanks to the ‘dig-and-run’ policy of a corporation team which has virtually brought their business to a standstill.

A customer jumps over the trench to reach a shop in Industrial Area, Phase II
A customer jumps over the trench to reach a shop in Industrial Area, Phase II. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ex-super cop in a new avatar
Chandigarh, May 6 Former ‘super cop’ KPS Gill, who gave terrorists a run for their money during terrorism in Punjab, has donned a new avatar. A prominent member of the recently-launched Citizen India, a forum to bring about changes and betterment in the quality of governance, Gill has taken upon himself the task of bringing huge unaccounted money allegedly stashed in the Swiss banks by unscrupulous politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats to India.
KPS Gill at a press meet in Chandigarh
KPS Gill at a press meet in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Musical tributes to Batalvi
Chandigarh, May 6
A larger than life image of legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi pervaded the Punjab Kala Bhavan as admirers and artistes paid rich musical tributes to the legendary Punjabi poet at a musical soiree held at the Radhawa auditorium here today. During this annual event held under the aegis of State Bank of India and Punjab Arts Council Aruna Shiv Batalavi whose husband Shiv was an employee of the SBI was honoured.

CRPF officer’s house raided
Mohali, May 6
In connection with the recruitment scam in the CRPF, a CBI team from Delhi raided the house of a commandant presently posted in Jharkhand and recovered 10 cartridges from his house in Phase 7.

Drunk cop creates ruckus
Chandigarh, May 6
Vinod Kumar, head constable of Maloya chowki, indulged in a brawl after drinking with his friend, Hari Pal, at his residence in Maloya here.

PU shopkeepers get eviction notices
Chandigarh, May 6
A controversy is all set to brew at Panjab University as the authorities have issued a notice to the shopkeepers in PU market to vacate their premises in 15 days.


PU IAS centre a non-performer

Chandigarh, May 6

With almost every single city-based IAS coaching institute celebrating the success of its students in the All-India Civil Services, the Panjab University centre for IAS seem to have nothing to cheer. While hardly any successful candidate has credited his or her achievement to the centre, the PU has also failed to make any claims.

Nothing to cheer for the PU Centre for IAS. Tribune photo Pradeep Tiwari

Nothing to cheer for the PU Centre for IAS

EC nod to recruit staff in PU
Chandigarh, May 6
Reeling under severe staff crunch and enormous workload, Panjab University has heaved a sigh of relief with the Election Commission (EC) giving it a go ahead to recruit around 80 contractual employees for the examination work.

Honour for Hansraj student
Panchkula, May 6
Karan Saggi, a student of Class XII (non-medical) at Hansraj Public School, has secured admission in the summer school programme of Stanford University, California, USA.


Punjab police personnel on their way to the election duty at Polo Ground in Patiala
Punjab police personnel on their way to the election duty at Polo Ground in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

LS Polls
Security beefed up for elections
Dera Bassi, May 6
The changed political scenario in the Banur assembly segment, which falls under the Patiala parliamentary seat, may witness violence-free polling tomorrow.

4,750 weapons deposited
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 6
Owners of licenced weapons in the town have so far deposited 4,750 weapons out of total 5,156.

Lone Fatehgarh Sahib village goes to polls
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 6
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in only one village of the district tomorrow. Stringent security arrangements have been made for the lone village in the district.

Car rams into electric pole
Kharar without power for 20 hrs
Kharar, May 6
Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Mohali, rammed his car into an electric pole yesterday, causing power shutdown in Kharar for more than 20 hours.

Farmer duped of Rs 30 lakh
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 6
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today booked an unidentified person and his accomplices for duping a farmer of Rs 30 lakh.

Two killed in road accidents
Lalru, May 6
Two persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Lalru yesterday. According to the police, the first accident took place on the Lalru-Nagla road where a 45-year-old died after an unidentified vehicle hit him.

6-yr-old sodomised
Lalru, May 6
A six-year old boy was allegedly sodomised by a 19-year-old youth at Chandheri village near here today.

Placement drive
Kharar, May 6
Six MBA students of Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology (GGSCMT) were selected by the Mohali-based Diplast Plastics.


Consumer Forum
MC penalised for poor service
Chandigarh, May 6
Holding the Municipal Corporation (MC) guilty of deficiency in services, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the MC to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation to residents of Sector 44.


Tenant arrested for forgery
Chandigarh, May 6
Yadwinderjit Singh was arrested on the charges of forgery, threatening and illegal possession of a house. Rajiv Vashisht, a resident Sector 8-C, in a complaint lodged with the police alleged that Yadwinderjit Singh had been staying as guest in the house and later took illegal possession of it by forging documents.


Bhupati to train city boy
Chandigarh, May 6
Nine-year-old Risabh Sharda is nowadays dreaming to get trained under tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati as he has recently got selected for a free scholarship under the Apollo Tyres Mission 2018 programme.

Bhullar leads on day one
Chandigarh, May 6
Twentyone-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar from Kapurthala fired a flawless six under 66 to lead the pack on the opening day of the Rs 20 lakh prize money PGTI Players Championship on the par 72 greens of the Amby Valley Golf Club at Amby Valley in Maharashtra today.

Shubham guides GNPS to victory
Chandigarh, May 6
An all-round performance of Shubham (46 runs and 2/10) guided Guru Nanak Public School Chandigarh Cricket Academy (GNPS and CCA) to a 39-run win over Bharti Vij St Soldier Cricket Academy on the opening day of the Twenty-20 Saupin’s Summer Cricket Tournament here today in GNPS, Sector 36.
A match in progress
A match in progress. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Abhijeet Chadha firesbest card of the day
Chandigarh, May 6
Seventeen-year-old Abhijeet Singh Chadha of Chandigarh created a flutter firing the best card of the day, a three under par 69, to climb the ladder to the joint fifth spot in the LG Haryana Open Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 Golden Greens in Gurgaon today.

Markan Trophy
Angad gives 9-run lead to Chd
Chandigarh, May 6
Chandigarh took nine-run lead at the end of the day two play of final of the Punjab State Inter-District (Under-16) Tournament for ML Markan Trophy 2009-2010 being played at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium in Patiala.

Boxing meet on May 16
Chandigarh, May 6
The 32nd Junior Men and 6th Junior Women Chandigarh State Boxing Championships is scheduled to be organised on May 16 and 17, respectively, at Sector-42 Sports Complex.


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