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Poor quality food served to hostellers
Chandigarh, May 17
A team of the health department collects food samples for tests in Chandigarh on Sunday. A team of the health department found unhygienic cooking conditions and low quality and quantity of meals served to students putting up at International Hostel, Sector 15, today.

A team of the health department collects food samples for tests in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Police identifies accident-prone points
Chandigarh, May 17
The accident cell of the Chandigarh Traffic Police has identified six accident-prone points in the city on the basis of a study conducted of fatal mishaps that took place in the city till May 10.

Traffic to Shimla to be diverted today
Panchkula, May 17
While the railway level crossing between Pinjore and Kalka is to remain closed from tomorrow, the district administration has decided to divert the traffic to other routes.

SAD largesse fails to draw votes
Jheorheri (Mohali), May 17
While striking a chord with farmers during the election campaign across Punjab, SAD quoted the case of farmers here for having got the highest land acquisition rate of Rs 1.50 crore per acre.




EARLIER STORIES

Radio auto services at doorstep soon
Chandigarh, May 17
The Chandigarh Administration is all set to give final touches to the 24X7 radio auto-rickshaw scheme to be launched shortly. At Rs 5 per km, global positioning system (GPS) fitted eco-friendly auto-rickshaws would be at ones doorstep. The offers are being invited from interested operators.

Life-saving gift from brain dead man
Nachatra Singh (50) and Mohinder Kumar (26) at the PGI after receiving kidneys from a brain dead patient. Chandigarh, May 17
Twenty-six-year-old Mohinder Kumar and Nachatra Singh (50) had lost all hopes of survival when a sensible decision by a brother of a brain dead man came to their aid. As Mohinder lies recuperating in his bed at the PGI after a life-saving kidney transplant, he owes his existence today to a brother, who unfortunately isn’t his own.

Nachatra Singh (50) and Mohinder Kumar (26) at the PGI after receiving kidneys from a brain dead patient. A Tribune photograph

The Congress has it!
So it's finally over now. And I am sure that you would be as surprised as me or for that even the Congress and the BJP with the outcome of the results of the 15th Lok Sabha polls.



COMMUNITY


A youth offers sweets to the picture of Manmohan Singh during the victory celebrations of the Congress in Patiala on Sunday
A youth offers sweets to the picture of Manmohan Singh during the victory celebrations of the Congress in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photograph: Rajesh Sachar

Lowdown on high blood pressure
Health experts focus on lifestyle
modification

Currently, over 20 crore Indians and 200 crore people worldwide are victims to hypertension, courtesy cut-throat competition, demanding jobs and high targets. Given the enormity of challenge, health experts globally call for an integrated approach focused upon nutritional intervention, activity pattern and stress management, besides the pharmacological therapy.

Molecular-sized sensors for early diagnosis
Chandigarh, May 17
As part of its golden jubilee project, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) has taken up the development of molecular-sized multi-functional sensors.

Bansal weighed against ladoos
Chandigarh, May 17
Residents of Sector 45 and Burail village today weighed local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal against ladoos to celebrate his thumping victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls.


Garden or stadium ?
A group of boys playing football at Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, in ChandigarhChandigarh, May 17
Residents, especially evening walkers, in the Sector 3 Bougainvillea Garden have complained that some groups of boys play football in the garden, creating nuisance for them. They have complained that about five groups of footballers can be seen playing in the garden, which creates difficulty for visitors to the garden.

A group of boys playing football at Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sixteen lucky for Bittu
Mohali, May 17
The date 16 appears to be lucky for Ravneet Singh Bittu, who has won the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket.

323 donate blood at Nirankari Bhawan
Devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mandal donate blood at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Sector 9, Panchkula, on SundayPanchkula, May 17
As many as 323 volunteers donated blood at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Sector 9 here today. Out of the 323 donors, 107 were women. A spokesman of the Sant Nirankari Mandal said in continuation with the ongoing gain of eleven camps to be held in the Chandigarh zone.

Devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mandal donate blood at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Sector 9, Panchkula, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Cong registers win at 95 pc polling booths
Panchkula, May 17
While voters in the rural area of the district preferred to vote for INLD-BJP candidate Ratan Lal Kataria, his dreams of entering Parliament for the second term were wiped out by the voters as the Congress took a lead of 8,037 votes.

Members of the Nature Club of India, Panchkula, observe International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day
Members of the Nature Club of India, Panchkula, observe International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day. A Tribune photograph

BJP leaders pacify RSS man
Chandigarh, May 17
The incident of beating up of Surinder Pal Chauhan, convener of the Rashtriya Swabhiman Manch, a unit of the RSS, Chandigarh, allegedly by activists of the BJP in Sector 2, here, ended in a compromise today.

SSC-17 celebrates 35th anniversary
Chandigarh, May 17
The 35th anniversary of the army’s 17th Short Service Course (SSC) was observed by the members at the Defence Service Officers Institute at DSOI, sector 36, today.

Stop n Stare in for a makeover
To offer more on bill of fare; may have a new name
Chandigarh, May 17
Expansion and re-christening seems to be on the menu of CITCO’s most frequented joint - Stop n Stare - in Sector 10. For, not only more delectable things are being added to the existing menu, more seating arrangements in the form of wood huts are coming up at the joint.
Girls hold candles on the 26th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day in memory of those who lost battle to HIV/AIDS, at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Girls hold candles on the 26th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day in memory of those who lost battle to HIV/AIDS, at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

e wild wild web
The age of Googling
Internet surfers depend on web search engines for searching information on the World Wide Web. The search results are usually presented in a list and are commonly called hits. Search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and human input.

Symposium on poetry held
Chandigarh, May 17
Two books, authored by Punjabi poet Ajit Singh Sandhu, were released at a function held under the aegis of literary society Kavita Kender at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here today.

Those who could not vote

City Scope Letters



Where there is a will...: Crows try to quench their thirst on a hot sunny day in Chandigarh on Sunday; and (right) girls wrap their faces to avoid sun rays.
Where there is a will...: Crows try to quench their thirst on a hot sunny day in Chandigarh on Sunday; and (right) girls wrap their faces to avoid sun rays. Tribune photos: S. Chandan and Pradeep Tewari


EDUCATION

30,000 take IAS prelims
Chandigarh, May 17
Around 30,000 IAS aspirants took the all-India civil services preliminary examination at various centres in the city today. Though the candidates claimed the paper to be easy, geography paper was slightly on a tougher side with unexpected pattern of questions.

5,000 take PU entrance test
Chandigarh, May 17
Around 5,000 candidates appeared for the Panjab University Common Entrance Test on the university campus here today.

‘Management skills must for good animator’
Chandigarh, May 17
More than 200 students from city and surrounding areas today took part in a seminar on animation held at Sector 31 CII complex here today. The seminar was conducted by Animaster, an animation centre that first brought Canadian training to the city, in association with The Animation Society of India (TASI), and “Animation Xpress”.


 
COURTS

Consumer Courts
Lawyers to pay Rs 50,000 for improper services
Chandigarh, May 17
Practicing lawyers also come under the scanner of the consumer courts according to a recent judgement pronounced, wherein, the lawyer has been asked to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for rendering improper services.


CRIME

Car, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, May 17
A car and scooter were stolen in two different theft cases in the city. Rajiv Kumar Sharma of Phase X, Mohali, reported that someone had stolen his Maruti car (HR-03-C-6830) from the parking lot in Sadar Bazar, Sector 19, on Friday.

Youth booked for suicide bid
Chandigarh, May 17
The police booked Sunny, a youngster, on the charges of attempting to suicide for consuming a poisonous substance and cutting his wrist veins in Sector 19 Rehri Market on Friday.

Dacoity at bank: Police still clueless
Panchkula, May 17
After two days of a dacoity at State Bank of India in Sector 20, the clueless local police was groping in the dark to trace the accused.

550 cartons of illicit liquor seized
Mohali, May 17
The Derabassi police today seized 550 cartons of illicit liquor from Bankarpur village. The liquor was being smuggled from Chandigarh to Ambala. The truck transporting the liquor was intercepted by a police party at Bankarpur.

Body with injury marks found
Panchkula, May 17
Body of an unidentified man in his thirties was found near Berwala village on the Panchkula-Morni road here today.

North Park Brawl
Main accused sent to police custody
Panchkula, May 17
Following the arrest of Germanjit Singh, main accused in the shooting case at North Park Hotel, the police has claimed to recover the vehicle used in the crime.


SPORTS

Aadil qualifies for US kids golf tourney
Chandigarh, May 17
Eight-year-old Aadil Bedi of Vivek High School fired a three over 39, blasting his nearest rival by a margin of 17 strokes in a nine-hole competition in the last qualifying tournament of the US Kids Golf Tournament on the par 72 greens of BEPTA Army golf course in Patiala today.

Boxing Club clinch title
Boxers after winning their respective bouts in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, May 17
Boxing Club, Sector 42, got 19 points to emerge as winners in the 32nd Chandigarh Junior Boys’ Boxing Championship that concluded here today at the Sector 42 boxing ring.



Boxers after winning their respective bouts in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Yonex to sponsor CLTA coaches, trainees
Chandigarh, May 17
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association secretary and former Director-General of Police Sarabjit Singh, Punjab, inaugurated a pro-shop at the CLTA sports complex in Sector 10, here today.

Cricket trials on May 21
Chandigarh, May 17
The Cricket Federation of Chandigarh will conduct under-13 cricket trials at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, on May 21.

A player takes a shot at a snooker championship in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A player takes a shot at a snooker championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

United Sports Club storm into final
Barwala (Panchkula), May 17
The United Sports Club stormed into the final by defeating Godrej and Boyce XI by 11 runs in the IVth Sports World Cup League Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club here at JR Institute of Cricket Technology here today.

Akash fashions Ranjit House
win

Chandigarh, May 17 An all-round performance by skipper Akash Gupta (58 runs and four for 23) enabled Ranjit House to register a win over Ashoka House by 43 runs in a league match being organised by Joseph Sports and Welfare Association at St Joseph School here today.

Probables for cricket tournament
Chandigarh, May 17
The Chandigarh Cricket Federations of Haryana and Punjab have announced the probables for the coaching camp for the upcoming 1st Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda All-India Under-13 National Twenty-20 League Cricket Tournament for the Sawan Land Cup from May 28 to 31.


 



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