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5 of family killed in road mishap
One of the injured who was admitted to a hospital in Panchkula on Sunday.
Panchkula, May 31
The pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi proved to be the last journey for five family members of Mahinder Singh Lathar, a resident of Rail Vihar locality here, when their car rammed into a tree near Hoshiarpur in the wee hours today.


One of the injured who was admitted to a hospital in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Safe water not MC’s priority 
Reservoirs not cleaned for ages
Chandigarh, May 31
Even as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation continues to dole out crores as consultation fee for studying the water supply and sewerage system in the city for the upcoming projects, it has failed to provide safe water to residents.

Scooters killed in mishap
Chandigarh, May 31
Gurdeep Singh, a driver with Punjab Roadways, was killed after a water tanker rammed into his scooter in Phase I, Industrial Area, here this evening.

Highway robbery case ‘cracked’
Conflicting reports strain relations between UT, Haryana Police
Chandigarh, May 31
Even as unconfirmed reports say that the Haryana Police has arrested five members of the inter-state gang of highway robbers and has recovered the Honda Civic car of city businessman Lalit Behl, both the Panchkula and Chandigarh Police are tight-lipped over the developments.



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COMMUNITY

Anti-Tobacco Day
For smokers, it’s just another day
Chandigarh, May 31
For smokers, it was just another day, as the World No Tobacco day did not deter them from puffing away in public. While NGOs and other organisations organised several programmes in the city to make people aware of its ill-effects, those who smoke cared two hoots about it and were seen smoking in parks, market areas and other public places.

But makes difference for 20 smokers
Chandigarh, May 31
The “World No Tobacco Day” made a difference to the lives of at least 20 persons here today, who lighted the proverbial last fag of their life from a candle, threw it into a water tub kept by the side and took a vow never to smoke again.

No-smoking area posters in Mohali
Mohali, May 31
To celebrate Anti-Tobacco Week, NGO Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha today pasted no-smoking area posters in different sector markets. JP Singh, president of the jatha, said around 100 such posters had been displayed through the city. Besides, members of the NGO were seen requesting people not to smoke in public places.


‘No-smoking Area’ posters pasted in Mohali on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 
‘No-smoking Area’ posters pasted in Mohali on Sunday.

Deluxe Building reeks, courtesy sweepers
Chandigarh, May 31
The backyard of the Additional Deluxe Building in Sector 9 has virtually turned into a garbage dump. In fact, it is a harrowing time for scores of employees of different wings of the engineering department on the ground floor of the building as garbage is dumped right next to their place of working.


Accumulated garbage in the backyard of the Additional Deluxe Building in Sector 9 of Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
 
Accumulated garbage in the backyard of the Additional Deluxe Building in Sector 9 of Chandigarh.


A model walks down the ramp at the annual fashion show “Anukama 09” at Tagore theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A model walks down the ramp at the annual fashion show “Anukama 09” at Tagore theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Property Tax 
MC set to achieve target
Collects Rs 24 lakh in 2 days
Chandigarh, May 31
Unlike last year, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is all set to achieve its target of collecting property tax. A collection of Rs 24 lakh has already been made at the MC office alone in two days (May 30, 31). This does not include the tax collected through 10 branches of the Oriental Bank of Commerce in the city.

Punjabi film preview held at Mohali school
Mohali, May 31
A preview of ‘Kab Gal Lavehnge’, produced by Hardeep Singh, an SGPC member, was held at Shivalik Public School, Phase 6, here yesterday.

Satirical comedy enthrals audience
Panchkula, May 31
A hilarious musical comedy play “Gadhe ki baraat” was staged at Indradhanush Auditorium on the third day of the ongoing TFT Summer Theatre Festival here today.

City Scope
The waning fear of the Khaki
On Sunday, I was sitting with my wife and finalising my plans to go to Delhi next week to drop my son who goes back to college in Toronto , Canada. And incidentally the night he leaves, my brother and his family arrive from the US for a short vacation.

Cityscope Letters
Time to shun insensitivity

EDUCATION

Tuition fee for SCs, STs to go
Syndicate nod for student medical insurance
Chandigarh, May 31
In a major decision taken at its Syndicate meeting, Panjab University is all set to exempt students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories of Punjab from paying tuition fee and other non-refundable charges at the time of admission.

Rayat team comes out with formula car
Chandigarh, May 31
Students of the Rayat-Bahra team has come out with its super mileage car that has 600 CC engine (Honda CBR 600 RR liquid cooled) facilitated with a turbo charger, making it the first of its kind in Asia to be built by the students. It will compete internationally.



A student of Rayat-Bahra drives a “Super Milage Car” during its display in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
A student of Rayat-Bahra drives a “Super Milage Car” during its display in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Punjab board Class XII results
Only 52.8 pc pass in Mohali schools
Mohali, May 31
The district, considered to be a VIP station for posting of teachers in government schools, has not fared well in the Class XII board examination. In the board results declared recently, the pass percentage has been just 52.80.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

No check on illegal parking lot
Patiala, May 31
The Patiala district administration is dragging its feet in taking action against the unauthorised parking lot set up by certain unscrupulous persons right opposite the judicial complex on the busy Mall Road here.

Gangrape ‘victim’ held for blackmailing
Kharar, May 31
A gangrape “victim”, Priyanka Pahuja, was arrested today with her husband and an aide for allegedly blackmailing people. Priyanka and her husband Neeraj Pahuja are residents of Ludhiana, while the third person involved in the case is Mohammad Imam of Rajakwada in Uttar Pradesh, currently living in Chandigarh.

2 held with fake CDs, illicit liquor
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 31
The Sirhind police has arrested two persons for possessing 10 bottles of illicit liquor and 263 fake CDs. The police arrested Baisakhi Ram, a resident of Manhera Jattan village, from near a school in the village with 10 bottles of English wine. In another case, the police arrested Salim Malik, a resident of UP, with 263 fake CDs. Cases have been registered against the accused under different sections of the IPC. — TNS

 
250 examined at eye camp
Patiala, May 31
Over 250 patients were examined at a free eye check up camp organised at Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre in order to observe World Anti-Tobacco Day today.



Dr Sukhdip S Boparai, chief consultant of Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre, examines a patient at Patiala on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 
Dr Sukhdip S Boparai, chief consultant of Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre, examines a patient at Patiala on Sunday.

Kanwalpreet KaurAIEEE: Ropar girl second in state
Ropar, May 31
Kanwalpreet Kaur, a resident of Ropar, secured second position in AIEEE in Punjab. She got overall 54th rank in the exams. Kanwalpreet wants to become a space engineer and is inspired from astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

CRIME

Attackers were outsiders: Residents
Chandigarh, May 31
Even after a lapse of 24 hours, the police has failed to trace the gunners who fired at a youth here yesterday at the Central Park in Sector 61.

SPORTS

Cricket
Chandigarh clinch title
Panchkula, May 31
Chandigarh defeated Tamil Nadu in the final match to emerge as the winner of the 1st Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda All-India Under-13 Cricket Tournament organised by the Cricket Federation of India at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Satdium, Sector 3, Panchkula.

 
Rugby
Uttarakhand rout Punjab
Patiala, May 31
Uttarakhand blanked Punjab 5-0 on the third day of the Senior National Touch Rugby Championship at NIS grounds. In the six matches held in the men’s category yesterday, all but one winners blanked their opponents.


Winning team of girls from Delhi at Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Winning team of girls from Delhi at Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports in Patiala on Sunday.

Golf in Olympics will be boon for India: Jeev
Chandigarh, May 31
Jeev Milkha Singh is hopeful of seeing golf included in the Olympics. He feels that if golf is voted as an Olympic sport in the October meeting of the International Olympic Committee, “that will be the best thing to happen for India”.

Tennis Tourney
Qualifying matches over
Chandigarh, May 31
All qualifying matches for AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament got over, which were held at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) and Lake Club courts, here today.

Pankaj wins titles
Chandigarh, May 31
Pankaj Mittal had a double delight as he won the masters’ +35 doubles as well as masters and seniors’ doubles title in the first Gulati Editions Cup Badminton Tournament organised by the Badminton Players Welfare Club at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall, here today.

Wrestling trials today
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh (UT) Wrestling Association will conduct selection trials tomorrow at Wrestling Coaching Centre in Sector 30 at 3 pm.

Home Public beat St Giri School
Chandigarh, May 31
Happy Home Public School, Delhi, beat St Giri School, Delhi, by one run. While, Rajput Cricket Academy, Delhi, defeated Rohini Cricket Academy, Delhi, by eight wickets on the second day of the 2nd Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament being organised by St John's Cricket Academy and Aresson Sports Club at St John's High School, Sector 26. — TNS


 



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