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Cops unleash fury, smash vehicles
HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi, MP booked for murder bid
Chandigarh, March 5
Policemen smash the windowpanes of a vehicle in Chandigarh on Friday In a classic case of men in khaki turning into outlaws, Chandigarh Police personnel today went into a retaliatory overdrive, damaging scores of cars of Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) protesters.
Policemen smash the windowpanes of a vehicle in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Computerisation a far cry at MC
Chandigarh, March 5
The Chandigarh administration may lead in the region in making information technology “people-friendly” by setting up e-sampark centres across the city but the municipal corporation is yet to initiate any such practice in its public dealing departments.

Boston Mess
PU debars Muktsar exam centre supdt
Chandigarh, March 5
Panjab University today debarred the examination centre superintendent in Muktsar for overlooking the change in the examination centre of PUSU leader Simranjit Dhillon in the sixth semester LLB exams last year.

Education dept arbitrarily creates, scraps post
Chandigarh, March 5
In an example of its occasionally whimsical style of functioning the UT administration not only created but also later abolished a new post of additional district education officer without any official sanction.

Administration misinterprets order, GPA holders suffer
Chandigarh, March 5
An alleged faux pas by the Chandigarh administration in interpreting an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has cost hundreds of general power of attorney (GPA) holders in the cooperative group housing societies dear.


Ranjit Bajaj’s Arrest
Minister bats for Justice Bedi
Chandigarh, March 5
Reacting to the allegations levelled against a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge by Rupan Deol Bajaj, mother of Ranjit Bajaj, Punjab minister of law and justice Dr Upinderhjit Kaur said such statements needed to be avoided as judges by virtue of their office were unable to respond to such issues.

Missing girl found
Zirakpur, March 5
A three-year-old girl who had gone missing last evening from Green Enclave, was found here today by the police. Later on, she was handed over to the family members.

Unique Holi for senior citizens
Chandigarh, March 5
Members of the Senior Citizen Association, Chapter 6, at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Friday The Chandigarh Senior Citizen’s Association (Chapter 37) celebrated Holi in a unique way today. “We are trying to lighten the mood of our colleagues, thus the continuation of the celebration. Get-togethers like these attempt to relieve the members of the stress of their daily life,” said SS Lamba, president of the association.
Members of the Senior Citizen Association, Chapter 6, at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Trade unions protest price rise
Memebers of various trade unions hold a protest in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on FridayChandigarh, March 5
On a call given by the national trade unions, the local units of the central trade unions today staged a demonstration against price rise and unemployment in Sector 22 here. Members of the units of the central trade unions, including AITUC, BMS, INTUC, CITU and HMS assembled near Nehru Park in Sector 22 and condemned the Central as well as state governments for adopting “anti-poor” and “anti-common man” policies.
Memebers of various trade unions hold a protest in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Factionalism to the fore in BJP
Chandigarh, March 5
Factionalism in the local unit of the BJP reared its ugly head again today with two factions meeting senior leader and party in-charge for Chandigarh affairs Balbir Punj. The Satya Pal Jain group leaders, including Yashpal Mahajan, Kamla, Ramvir Bhatti, besides Jain himself, met Punj and brought to his notice the alleged “step-motherly” treatment meted out this group in the recently-reconstituted executive by party president Sanjay Tandon.

IT dept notice on Parsavnath deal
CHB washes hands of taxable money
Chandigarh, March 5
Following a notice of the income tax department asking the Chandigarh Housing Board to cough up Rs 329 crore as income tax on the amount it received from the deal with realtor Parsavnath, the board has filed an appeal with the department claiming that the money doesn’t belong to the board.

Madhup to perform today
Chandigarh, March 5
“Indian classical music is essentially contemplative and a cultivated art and so sublime that ragas are characterised to create the mood and impact on audience. Even the seasons find expression in the ragas,” opined classical vocalist Padma Shri Madhup Mudgal.

Mohali MC Budget makes no headway
Mohali, March 5
The proposed budget of Rs 4,277.58 lakh of the Mohali Municipal Council for the year 2010-2011 was kept pending here today even as heated exchanges between councillors of the ruling group and those of the opposition were witnessed at the two meetings of the civic body.


Arts College to launch PG course for hearing impaired
Chandigarh, March 5
Despite periodic hitches encountered during the last few weeks in obtaining approval from the All India Council for Technical Education, Government College of Arts, Sector 10 is set to introduce a postgraduate diploma course for students with hearing disabilities.

Students of Class X after their first CBSE board examination in Chandigarh on Friday Class X board exams begin
Chandigarh, March 5
As over thousands of CBSE Class X students walked out after attending their first major and compulsory paper social science, it marked the end of an era and beginning of another. While most of them seemed satisfied with their otherwise easy paper, several others, including parents had some apprehensions.

Students of Class X after their first CBSE board examination in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

All rosy at university
Chandigarh, March 5
The Panjab University’s second Rose Festival was inaugurated by Pradip Mehra, adviser to the administrator, UT Chandigarh, on Prof RC Paul Rose Garden, PU Campus, here today.

Narrow escape for pilot, trainee
Kalka, March 5
A trainee student of the NCC Air Wing, Chandigarh, and a pilot had a providential escape today when Supper Blanning L-23 glider of the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA), Pinjore, made an emergency landing in some fields of Sukho Majri village of Pinjore, adjacent to the NH-21-A (Pinjore-Nalagarh Highway, as some technical snag developed in the glider.

Police solves 13 theft cases
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 5
The Fatehgarh Sahib Police today claimed to have solved 13 car lifting cases with the arrest of a Hoshiarpur resident identified as Bhupinder Singh, alias Sunny.
The police had already registered many cases against Sunny in various police stations of Punjab. Sunny had already been declared a proclaimed offender.

Referral transport scheme
Ambala gets top spot in Haryana
Ambala, March 5
Ambala district has got the top position in the implementation of the Referral Transport Scheme introduced by the Haryana government on November 14 last year to ensure ambulance services to all people in the state.

Dairies told to move out of residential areas
Ambala, March 5
District magistrate Sameer Pal Srow has ordered dairies in the city’s residential localities to halt their activities and shift to other areas in view of an imminent spread of epidemic diseases perceived by the administration.

Car catches fire in Ambala
Ambala, March 5
A Maruti car while crossing near milk plant at Ambala City caught fire all of a sudden. Though the occupants of the car managed to escape, the car was totally burnt.
According to information, a gas kit was found in the car which could be the cause of the incident. The occupants of the car left the burning car on the road and fled from the spot.

Two held for forgery
Ambala, March 5
The Ambala City Sadar police has nabbed two members of a Delhi-based transport racket here this evening who used to prepare forged documents of commercial vehicles and generally used those for theft vehicles.

Cricket match at MM varsity
Ambala, March 5
A cricket match was organised at MM University, Mullana, here today. The staff and students of MCA department took part in the match. Secretary of MM Education Trust Sanjeev Garg said the students should take part in sports, besides, their regular studies. He also participated in the match and said a sports stadium would soon be constructed on the university campus to promote sports. — TNS


Press club case referred to arbitrator
Chandigarh, March 5
The district court today referred the case pertaining to Chandigarh Press Club to the arbitrator, dismissing a suit filed by three members of the club.
Sanjeev Pandey, Chanchal Manohar Singh and PD Mohindra had challenged the amendment to the club constitution by filing a declaration suit against its president and 10 executive members, praying that the declaration of president and office-bearers of the club in the elections held in 2009 was illegal.

3-month sentence, but 14 yrs in jail
Human rights body seeks release of Pak boy
Chandigarh, March 5
Sentenced to three months! Behind bars for 14 years! The sordid tale of a Pakistani boy’s “illegal” detention in an Indian jail was today brought to the notice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Inter-state gang of car thieves busted
Mohali, March 5
The police has claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of car thieves and recovered four vehicles from them.
According to the police, some members of the gang used to allegedly lift cars from parking areas by using duplicate keys and later sold these in other states by changing their registration numbers.


Bisla fashions Kings XI-A win
A batsman plays a shot during a practice match between Kings XI Punjab A and B teams at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on FridaChandigarh, March 5
A fine batting performance by M Bisla enabled Kings XI (KXIP)-A beat Kings XI-B by 29 runs during a practice match at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today. Batting first, Kings XI-A scored 181 runs for the loss of two wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. M Bisla hammered 97 off 61, including 12 fours and three sixes, while Sunny Sohal scored 37 off 29 balls, including seven four. W Mota remained not out on 38 with five fours.
A batsman plays a shot during a practice match between Kings XI Punjab A and B teams at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Kanan, Sanya shine in athletics
Mohali, March 5
Kanan Thakur of class I, Sanya Chaudhry of class II and Anandni and Aastha of class III dominated in the girls’ events during the inter-class annual athletics meet of classes I, II, and III of Yadavindra Public School that concluded here today. Gurmehar of class II shone amongst boys in the three-day meet in which students of primary classes competed in seven sports events.

Ranjit hangs on to slender lead
Gaurav fires best card of the day
Panchkula, March 5
Caddie turned pro Ranjit Singh of Chandigarh managed a one under 71 card to hang on to a slender one-stroke lead at the midway stage of the Aircel-PGTI Players’ Championship on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.


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